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.
"(E)xercise began in ancient times to train soldiers to fight and also became the privilege of elites, its popularity exploded during the industrial revolution to help growing legions of clerks, bankers, administrators and other white-collar workers who needed to find new ways to move." - David E. Lieberman for "Guardian"
I'm starting to like Roman-era games more and more. Should I make this my next Refereeing Trademark? The current ones are Wuxia/Kung-fu/Martial Arts, Swashbuckling, S&S, Cyberpunk and Mysteries. And I'm trying to add SF as well, but I need more work.
As a bonus, there's some great d100-based Roman games: Mythras Rome and Maelstrom Rome!
Discovered recently: I can actually do the "pistol squat" on one of my legs (but I need something to support me on one side). The other leg needs to build just a bit more strength before that (and obviously I need more balance on both, because I need the side support to avoid toppling).
Life with kids teaches you a lot.