Today was a great day. First Son went to BJJ and liked it! He even behaved well.
Second Son declared he wants to go where Big Brother and Big Sister are going.
Then we had grappling night before going to sleep.
Also, you know it's about to be a weird year where you spend a lot of time on the Pub, when you dream of your own SF setting and add two Pub regulars in the dream...as key NPCs (notifying robertsconley and Ravenswing here)!
My wife is obviously a purer Bulgarian than me. She spends most time in overdrive, trying to resolve problems...
Often, problems she has created herself by insisting on a particular way of doing stuff.
Pure-blooded Bulgarian, I'm telling ya!
I felt weird today.
I saw a group of obvious schoolchildren (definitely below 14 yo). They were trying to be offensive to each other... using the so-called "N-word"...
I mean, WTF? None of them was black. Odds are they've never seen anyone black IRL (it's Bulgaria here).
I expect Odysee to have a bigger following in Bulgaria, and possibly in Serbia and North Macedonia...
Why? Because in Bulglish, Serblish and Northmacedonglish, "Ody See" clearly means "Go See". If local internet users don't find that hilarious...well, then I know neither my compatriotes, nor our neighbours!
Which might well be the case, as COVID proved.
I'm just sooo tired of scandals with the family!
How tired? Well, tired enough that I'm at the point where I have been considering dropping RPGs altogether. I mean, we tend to play together, adults in the family are part of my group, but lately this just leads to more screaming and nagging.
And I really can use a break from that!
But honestly, if the scandals continue, one of us would have to go. Regardless of RPGs.
I just read the description of the "Queen of Martian Catacombs" and the changes made to the original story to turn it into "The Secret of Sinharat". Still torn which one I like better...but they also show well the two different approaches to RPG Refereeing.
Started BJJ. I don't expect to ever have an use for most of the ground moves on the street...but it's as much fun as I remember it to be, the trainer and the group are nice, and I'm getting in shape.
By which I mean "lost about 2,6 kgs in three practice sessions". I kid you not.
I just managed to retell Heinlein's Time Enough for Love in less then a page. The amazing thing is how useful the word "fuck" was in that exercise!
Also, when it comes to survival, Lazarus is like many of my PCs. When it comes to family, not quite.
It's amazing to watch the reaction to the nuT$R expressing some opinions held by the majority of people in my country.
But this ain't about the opinions themselves, thanks to Rule 0. I'm just wandering what a native Tekumelian would feel like listening to the talk in a pub in Golarion or the Forgotten Realms!
That might be a campaign idea, or at least an idea for a Traveller PC!
Some worlds in the 3I are different.
Exalted using 2d6:
-Choose Caste. This should give you the equivalent of 2 skills (skills shall be more broadly defined than Exalted proper).
-Choose Hobby (more narrowly applicable)
-Choose 1-3 Traits. Yes, the number is rolled.
Resolution: roll 2d6. For every single of the above that applies, add +3 if you're Celestial, +2 for Terrestrial/God-blooded? and +1 for Heroic Mortals.
The GM roll opposed.
"Part of assuming everyone is an adult is assuming you can handle people having different tastes than you, disliking games and mechanics that you like, and in general expressing statements you disagree with. It shouldn't matter to you this much."
Wait, TristramEvans do you mean I shouldn't care some people might actually like D&D? But they're obviously WRONG!
The last couple of days were good ones. My daughter expressed interest in "making up her own world and running a game", and I finally managed to get to the MA shop and ordered a mat to specifications, which is now being hand-crafted.
And now the party in my wuxia game are in the Tekumel's "planetary metro". Left behind by the ancients, which have - obviously - created that planet as well.
They've got plans how to use it.
What can go wrong? Shemek hiTankolel any ideas?
OK, now I have a problem. Does anyone know of a martial arts/wuxia game published in the last decade and inspired by Legends of the Wulin?
I have bought it, but I can't remember the name, and thus can't re-read it!
The game in question is Dragon Pool. I opened my external memories, literally, and found it on one of them!
Now I'm off to re-read it.