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  • I love how some people have managed to read this thead without actually reading this thread, its amusing. So lets recap for the slow people, its not compleigning that I have an issue with, its passive aggressive bullshit, like say making contests …
  • Wow, this thread took a turn towards quality, im pleased. Even with people putting some pretty shitty thoughts in my mouth im pretty please with this, I still think criticism is scads better than the kind of passive aggressive cynicism that you st…
  • am looking to run something over the next 3 hours, come give it a try
  • So humanity has been more or less monogamous (with a lot of social polygyny) for what 4 thousand years and then suddenly not so much? I think thats wishful thinking. Also I would like to see your source for that 3/4 quarter miscarry number. Wikip…
  • Hey just remember If you cant complete the cycle at least you can complete the metacycle or the meta meta cycle or the .. and so on. Its as if Luke had nothing worth saying, and then was terribly surprised when no one else did either. Its o…
  • Yes and god forbid someone does something for people other than the same old. Still no love from me, Why dont you take up Wolfe's suggestion, as that would actually be helpful to someone and not just serving as a great big fuck off to everyone who…
  • you know I think this was the same basic idea that lead to the dreadful idea of year long game chef. Look where that went (short story is past the two week mark, no where that i can see) People don't need game design contests as an imperative to …
  • it isnt a matter of entitlement so much as utility. its great to say we are awful and ruining the planet and all that, but at the end of the day, the internal combustion engine is more useful weight for weight than any number of hippies. As for …
  • Society is going to look like one of two things. Either how the people who find the next big energy thing and capitalize on it want it to be or The people who find a way to make salt water crops work want it to be. Because let me tell you tha…
  • Nothing, confusing corner cases with mainstream definitions does me no good. all games have fuzziness in the definition because well, game has fuzziness in its definition. Doesn't mean that all the subtypes and differences don't exist, they do. …
  • Thats what you say, but truthfully its just the stick instead of the carrot no? Eitherway, it seems like I stepped on someones feelings, I'll bow out. Cheers
  • I wasn't railroading? I'm pretty sure that's what fronts are, maybe they should be called rails. Their preparation for when you railroad someone over there. Going into the thing, I knew the thing was probably gonna end with ambergrease and the h…
  • Posted By: DeliveratorI'm a pretty die-hard "destroy all organized religion" sort of atheist though like someone else said upthread, I'm a pretty nice guy and don't bring it up unless asked, but that is how I feel. I never really understood this, i…
  • I think twelve would be exaggerating a little, who do we have Ambergrease (not really a NPC so much as a threat, never was portrayed on screen just the gang) Blindblue (who just was sorta the psychic maelstorm and such and not much beyond that)…
  • The Borg are divorced from the human form and have a catchphrase which unless you count Warrior sensabilities and Rhaktajino the klingons dont. I'm willing to wager that a big old group of people get the referent of 'Resistance is futile' and the e…
  • I did some stuff with making maps with maptool, as others have said its fairly self explanetory, but finding extra image sets to use can be a pain. Myself I ended up using pool tiles sellers pics to help flesh out my textures and the CSUAC to help f…
  • Traitor, oh well, you have a link for sweet dreams kicking out there, dont make me turn the google crank myself.
  • forest meet trees/
  • Yeah my colour fell off the bandwagon, when i felt a little rushed. The whole take over the compound thing began more as fictional constraint, I set up a forward bunker so grabbing hold of that didnt really get the whole thing in my mind at least. T…
  • It just seemed a bit repetative, Seize by force , Seize by force , Seize by force/ First the defence fireline , then the main hall, then what the raid was actually after. It worked, but it seems a bit off. It was very amusing watching the chopper …
  • yeah but trying to do gangs on gangs like i did at the ambergrease assault and the raid was wonky. Not sure if i should have let it go to one go, or if I should have made them roll more for it. It ended up being 3-4 seperate rolls each, and while th…
  • Stunt, Flourish, Show-off. Acrobatics, Parkour (if your french and trendy)
  • Well the problem is I dont think all those things I mentioned are rituals. I'm thus left with family resemblance problems for solving what is and is not a ritual, while okay and we can talk about it and stuff still leaves a very unresolved feeling…
  • So Post Modern Post Apocolypse is The Dark Tower I'mokaywiththis.jpg
  • "Gaining a spell is about conquering your fears. Using it for the first time is about proving your place in the world." I think thats a bit of a read in there. Most spells are taught in the classroom and mastered threw dicatation and practice, not …
  • I wouldn't say dont do it, but I would question that the hippest thing ever is box sets. They disappeared in dnd for quite a while and the new red box seems very experimental to me (like the little 32 or 64 softcovers they are producing for the ra…
  • I think the problem is the concept of seperateness all that stuff that just gets people ready to play the game and be comfortible, also creates a seperateness. When I yell Chop Chop to begin dming people , all of a sudden its wrong not to be focusi…
  • Dont worry guys there's plenty of sasha for all of you to rescue. Its not like she's just doing it for a little extra Publicity anyway RIGHT RIGHT I mean porn stars have codes of conduct and things ? right?
  • but you would also have other at wills that would negate and what not. You could even add the scene ender tag or make it. This spell ends the fight (period) . I'm just thinking of this bit where harry was hastling snape and snape was all like, i'm c…
  • concensous in Frankie
  • I would also dump feats, they are fiddly and generally dont make a big difference either way, easier to dump them by the wayside.
  • No I cant really be more specific, Ive read the game, prepared the one shot. I already know what to do, I am looking for addittional suggestions and or examples on how to make it awesome.
  • Brendan's Hack makes a lot of sense. Althought if you wanted to, you could also have Hps and Vps or something like that, Have hps be something arbitarily small and they are only used in PVP (when wizards fight wizards) Have VPS (VALOUR POINTS) …
  • that would be anarchist eventually society will stop me from enjoying my life, and when that happens, I'll go blow it up. Sounds like a sound system to me
  • Like em or not Hps are a FUCKING A+ GREAT pacing mechanic. What do you want, wound levels, ablative stats, dice allocation? Its great to say system matters (or that 3d6+2 Psychic damage matters and all taht) but how many variants of fucking sorce…
  • I love the way you characterize Dnd 4th edition as only combat and harry potter having none. I seem to recall quite a few dashing adventurous fights, combats, nastines and tactical combat assualts in the harry potter and quite a few touching momen…
  • if Only Destriarch had gotten to L Ron in time, this whole mess could have been averted. It just really seems to me that people are confusing Rituals with Organizing Principals. I mean they are simular, but calling the way when I take out the big …
  • I'm not sure theirs a whole lot stopping someone from chaincasting their dailies in harry potter I mean if Voldermort really wanted to go DEATH CURSE DEATH CURSE DEATH CURSE DEATH CURSE couldn't he? While I will agree that the use of these things a…
  • Lets consider this with pies I like apple pie, I hate orange pie If I eat an Orange Pie who's fault is that? Lets say the pie could be apple or could be orange I might eat a pie thinking it was apple and it was really orange Who's fault is tha…
  • I hope to put something together for you.
  • hmmmm Paranoia in the vineyard. Friend God wants your input timmy, but your commie so I shoot now
  • I play a lot of diablo and other action rpgs. thus all those criticism that sum up as 'thats not an rpg its just killing junk' or 'thats rollplaying and not roleplaying' always sound very flat to me, as if even the person who is making the claim c…
  • You could probably use a new thread Calithena, the year long gap in the middle of this one is gonna make is somewhat hard to understand to a new person. You have some submission dates and or submission guidelines/templates for those of us not so i…
  • Well here's a 'Wiccan and Satanist and Asatru' who isn't easy to spot. How about we go more with the validation and less with the observation bias
  • THanks for telling me to go away forever, go burn in hell I'm really just asking the same question as everyone else in this thread. I really do think that Archtypes and Sterotypes are practically the same thing, but if you want the disposition (an…
  • RoW RoW FiGhT tHe PoWaH I mean really, superlative catechisms are fun and all (and I have my share), but what are you trying to say, Sterotypes are bad? Negative Sterotypes are Bad? Unimaginative Stuff is Bad? Not Achieving your Dreams is Bad? Th…
  • yeah I (and my players incidently) find it much easier to break rules than ignore guidelines. Makes for interesting Kills Puppies Games (GM> their more like guidelines Players> Oh shit, we better not fuck with those Gm>?!)