Have any of you played the World of Warcraft minis game?
It uses a master clock that divides time into rounds of 10 'phases'; combat actions 'cost' a certain number of phases.
So if it's Phase 3 and your guy does a Difficulty 4 attack, he can't m…
The Overture Center for performing arts, in Madison Wisconsin,was built for $205 Million-- the largest private gift of it's kind-- courtesy of the creator of the American Girl doll company & her husband. FWIW, American Girl was inspired by a tr…
I read the Doubt rules a year ago-- or whenever it was that Jeep became a kewl thing to talk about.
And the single thing I remember about it-- was that line about it being a heterosexual game.
So, take that away, and you've removed the single most…
The Pool only has positive traits (+1, +2, +3)
So, instead, let players Buy desperation dice by taking permanent penalty traits.
"-1 on all rolls involving my beloved Princess"
"-2 on all future combat, if only I win this fight."
a -1 trait…
Time for my usual endorsement of The Pool.
This time, I'll note that the character generation is such a specific set of tasks that a total newb can Just Do It, without wondering if they Are Doing It Right.
Write a 50 word description of a characte…
When it comes to big city hustling, G-Hound is the mack.
But he's never been outside the projects before,
so he's got no highway instincts.
He's bluffing confidence with
pointy boots, turquoise rings, a big black hat,
and a wiry, narrow-eyed resem…
Sounds to me like our ride is a real heap.
Look down thru the floorboard holes between your feet, at the grey river of pavement rushing backward
with the buzz of the bald, out-of-balance tires. Can you hear something worse masked in the din?
Freedom or Bust
Lynn Ahrens - Preamble LYRICS
MC5 - The American Ruse LYRICS
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
I See Hawks In LA - Barrier Reef
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind
B.A.D. - Much Worse
Minutemen - Corona
Woody Guthrie - This Land
There's a good chance the Female Player in question was an insufferable goth
who enjoyed the psychodrama of Demonic Soul Rape as much as anyone
at the table, and was delighted to claim that the DM 'got inside her head'
with his uber-kewl antics.
I forgot 'La Strada' in my previous list.
Anthony Quinn is a third-rate circus strongman who travels around war-crushed Italy
in a 3-wheeled gypsy wagon/motorcycle with his heartbreakingly mousy wife, Giulietta Masina.
It's early Fellini, so the r…
Box of Moon Light -- John Tuturro & Sam Rockwell. dir. Tom DiCillo
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia -- Warren Oates, dir. Peckinpah
Cockfighter -- Harry Dean Stanton, Warren Oates, dir. Monte Hellman
Another State of Mind -- phenome…
One major overlooked aspect of Jack Kerouac was his fantasy baseball league, which he adopted at the age of 12 and maintained until his death in 1969.
Born in Massachusetts to French Canadians, Kerouac elected early on to par…
I think Clinton's query can be summarized this way:
What criteria is the best tool to make subjective judgements about the parameters of a given game?
And that reminds me of Sim-type debates about whether the -true- essence of Star Trek is this o…
As usual, the answer is to talk to the other players.
What do Sky and Ethan and everybody-else want from the course?
Perhaps one person wants to learn to act naturalistically-- so that audiences can recognize themselves in, say, Ethan's realistic …
Photos of the decayed artspace, sans players.
Also, I forgot to mention that afterward-- we went from the installation to Brooklyn, to attend
Indian Larry's Grease Monkey Block Party.
No sooner had we removed costumes and put-away the came…
Posted By: Graham W
Really, I think we should stop using the term "freeform" at all.
What do you mean "we", white man?
Or by "really"? It's not as if there's consensus about the parameters of reality.
Besides, my Bellybutton Manifesto denounces …
Create a Bizarro doppelganger character whose traits oppose the original character's traits in every way,
and then have them fight over the sexy alien who secretly arranged the transporter malfunction.
More genre suggestions: Shudo, Dear Penthouse Letters, End of the world myth, drug humor, Motivational Speaker anecdotes, Last Words, pipe dream, John Hughes Brat Pack romp, jerksploitation, The Living Theatre
David Mamet, in "On Directing Film" (his book of screenwriting & directing advice) and "True and False" (his book of acting advice),
proposes that actors, writers, and directors are motivated by a desire to impress-- to be well-liked.
And this …
1. The woman is initially startled to be caught red-handed with the MacGuffin, but she quickly regains her composure and approaches the thief seductively, speaking flatteringly of his prowess.
2. Offering herself for a kiss, she removes the thie…
Posted By: woodelf to sell outside the exhibit hall, you'd need a street-vendor's license from Indianapolis, as well as whatever state permits are required. Selling in the hotel is almost certainly expressly fordbidden, unless you get explicit permi…
Yeesh. Just what the world needs. Another fucking young designer rushing to publication a half-baked,
under-playtested, homebrew heartbreaker. What is this game -about-?! (Did he even do the Power 19 on it?!)
WHERE ARE THE RULES FOR ARMOR?>?…
Posted By: lachekCommunist Author Stance, or something like that, whereyouare not allowed to decide what you want your character to do, but your character has to act in accordance with what the rest of the group's players want...
Careful there, you'…
I think that the author is full of it, and that her nonsense will take her far.
Paul Fussell once observed that TV shows aimed at the lower class are often concerned with magic:
flying nuns, housewife witches and genies, highways to heaven, incredi…
Posted By: Accounting for TasteIt wasn't very well done by any standards
Any standards, eh?
It was published in 1984, which puts it alongside that year's crop of Orwell-tributes such as Terry Gilliam's film "Brazil"
and the rpg "Paranoia". It's on…
There's a big ramp on one side of the RCA dome, which leads to the Colts players' reserved parking lot. This is literally the nearest place you could possibly park. And it's the one lot which isn't opened for pay-to-park, and thus never fills up. So…
I recently listened to a recording of a DitV session, which began with a street map of the town; provided on the tabletop by the GM.
He described 2 angry mobs converging on the location of the Dogs. It was unclear what the ruckus was about,