AsenRG
Reaction score
12,648

Profile posts Latest activity Postings About

  • avalugg.png

    "That's Dad when he's happy!" - First Daughter.
    ...do I really look like that:shock:?
    I've been thinking about gamebooks (the Fighting Fantasy/Bloodsword/Way of the Tiger kind), lately. And about superheroes. Now what can I do if I combine both? Hmm...
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Sending you a PM, because my reply was longer than 4 times the allowed space.
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Sent. More like 10 times longer than the space allowed for comments here...sorry, guys.
    The gist of it: never seen those titles Black Leaf Black Leaf mentions, alas. I've read two supers gamebooks, one of which is my idea of Doing It Wrong.
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Also, I just managed to translate a shortstory-game I'd written a few years ago. Alas, it's not superheroes-related...
    Might post it here, pending moderator permission:shade:. If not, I'd post it somewhere else and/or send it via PMs on demand.
    I took a picture of myself. Here's AsenRG AsenRG trying to give a funny look.
    20220710_113727.jpg
    ...I'm not quite sure I was successful.
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Feel free to start it, and include my picture. I give you official permission:thumbsup:!

    So now I'm curious what you imagined me looking like... Rasputin:tongue:?
    The Butcher
    The Butcher
    That or Fedor Emilianenko, which is my brain’s shorthand for Slavic grappler.
    • Love
    Reactions: AsenRG
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Slavic-looking grappler-fencer in my case, but that's a great compliment either way:thumbsup:! I do strive to incorporate some things from Fedor's style, indeed. Not sure how successful I've been, though.

    Also, I used to have (almost waist-)long hair before deciding to give grappling a go, which is why I suggested Rasputin:shade:.
    “While evidence says that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, they're probably all on first steps.”
    ― Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
    “Coffee is the friend that wakes you up in the morning.”
    ― Anthony T. Hincks
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros and Ronin
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    “The longer I worked extreme night shifts, the less effective energy drinks became. Eventually I stopped drinking them as they would have no effect on me. I would drink one and go to sleep when home during the daytime.”
    ― Steven Magee
    ...hey, I know people like that!
    • Like
    Reactions: Ronin
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    “I discovered my B12 deficiency accidentally while experimenting with energy drinks, because I was fed up with being fatigued, sleepy and showing symptoms consistent with Dementia all the time. I bought a variety of energy drinks and the only one that I exhibited a positive response to was the one with a huge dose of vitamin B12.”
    ― Steven Magee
    ..."oh crap", the aforementioned people might say.
    • Like
    Reactions: Ronin
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    “The greatest tragedy to ever happen to a nation is not the incidences of war or terrorism. It's when more bookshops close down and more drinking bars are opened to replace them!”
    ― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes
    • Like
    Reactions: Ronin
    I just found that a new DCC corebook is $25, and Noble Knight are selling a Near-Mint book for $28. Is something wrong there or what:grin:?
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros
    Black Leaf
    Black Leaf
    What's wrong is that you're considering buying stuff from Noble Knight. ;)
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Actually I'm not, that was just in the search results.
    Lofgeornost
    Lofgeornost
    Maybe it's the hardback? That lists at $35.

    OTOH I've seen wacky prices for the Chaosium RQII hardback reprint on Amazon, when you can still buy it new from the publisher.
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros
    I tried as a joke to make a system for playing in the setting of a Bulgarian urban fantasy series. About 15 minutes after putting pen to paper, I realized I'm writing a modern, heavier version of Sorcerers of Ur-Turuk/Ars Magica, except I'm using 2d6.
    Now I'm wondering whether the author has played SoUT or AM. Or maybe Talislanta 4? He's in the right demographic.
    I always find it funny when a self-avowed satanist is talking about the "moral and spiritual corruption of society". Can I find a high priest of Slaanesh speaking about this in any adventure?
    • Haha
    Reactions: Voros and JAMUMU
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    I kinda expected I wouldn't be. Just wondering, who is going to post it as a comment under his posts:grin:?
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros
    Voros
    Voros
    Here or on his blog? I wouldn't post it on the Pub as it probably intrudes on our no politics rule.
    • Wow
    Reactions: AsenRG
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    On his blog, of course. He doesn't mention the phrase here.
    But my google account obviously has trouble allowing me to post in blogs, or I'd have posted it already.
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros
    Gaming youtuber Seth Skarkowsky makes a list of videos with 33 "gamemastering mistakes".
    Me: "I get well over a 20 on this!"
    Also me: "But then he recommends fudging rolls. I doubt his opinions are really relevant to my games".
    Who here is from the Philippines? Or elsewhere in Southeast Asia? I want recommendations of authentic music!
    To clarify with an example, it's way too easy to find "folk" music that carries the country's name, but the natives immediately recognize as not authentic. (I found some such examples of Bulgarian music recently).
    D Dammit Viktor Voros Voros :shade:?
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Thanks, Voros Voros but while I've found examples of Gamelan music, I'm kinda at a loss which ones would be considered "authentic" by a native. And since you've mentioned your wife is from the region, I figured you might be able to help:thumbsup:.
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros
    Voros
    Voros
    Gamelon is definitely 'authentic.' Most of the Phillipino music we listen to is rock, lol.
    • Haha
    Reactions: AsenRG
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    No, I meant which specific performances would rate as authentic. For example, I found recently something named "Bulgarian Folk Music" which...wasn't.
    Now, I'm all for an artist using our music for inspiration - the only problem is that it wasn't announced as such. Thus, a foreigner might come to the wrong conclusion about Bulgarian music.
    So I want to avoid those videos.
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros
    Pushed rolls in CoC7e, example.Me: "I play the piano to impress the ladies at the gathering".

    Dice: "You fail, sucker!"

    Me: "I see I'm failing, and I try to improvise something to cover it up". (Fully possible according to my piano experience).

    GM: "It's a pushed roll - if you fail, you're going to have to suffer some negative social consequences".

    Me: "Pass me those dice".
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Same thing would apply for combat, I imagine. "I try to take him down, hard, osotogarying the fuck out of him". "You fail to unbalance him backwards, and he prevents you from putting his leg behind his". "I use his resistance to switch to a sacrificial throw, like sumi-gaeshi". "If you fail, you're going to end up under him, with him in a prime position to batter you". "I know. I still do".
    "Have you ever been in shape?" - rando elder woman visiting the same fitness as me. She has no issues with the stretching parts, herself, for which I kinda envy her...but not for running out of gas on the strength parts of the workout.
    "Yes, I have been - earlier. Besides I'm in an ideal shape now as well: a round one, an ideal form in geometry" - me, not paying much attention (other than being surprised).
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Compare and contrast...
    "Don't worry about not being able to do more than 6 push-ups. I was in a similar shape when I joined the gym...and you've got better stretching than me already." - me, also today, at the BJJ academy "Open Mat", towards an woman younger than me. I don't know her name, either, and I think I've seen her twice before (unlike the one in the main post, which I'd never seen before IIRC).
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    And now I'm wondering: what is it about martial arts that makes people (relatively) more considerate towards physical limitations?

    Is it the concept that you must strive to improve your whole life? The concept that everyone is walking his or her own Way? The fact that you can substitute skill in other areas to compensate for physical weaknesses?
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    For now, I'm going to bet on "the higher odds of getting your behind kicked if you behave improperly", though:angel:.

    Mind you, my coach is finding it funny that I'm still struggling with some relatively simple (even for newbies) exercises. But he probably also finds it funny that I can and do roll despite that.
    "Because we are experiencing an accumulation of at least four crises..."- Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC.
    Me: "Exalted, anyone?"
    Today (technically yesterday) was Saint George's Day here, a national holiday...and personally for me, one of the greatest days I've had:angel:. Especially lately.
    I needed that:thumbsup:!
    From Westlands: "Equipment
    This chapter describes common tools, weapons, and other items used by adventurers, sorcerers, barbarians, and plucky Earthlings trapped underneath alien skies".
    Best chapter description ever!
    I just had to edit out the name of a French official. Why? Well, because part of it is the same as a word that means "cock"...and not as a birdie.
    Now I'm wondering what my name means in Swahili, Japanese and a few other languages:devil:.
    I think me, CRKrueger CRKrueger and Raleel Raleel should make an official welcoming ceremony for Necrozius Necrozius for his joining of the Cult of Mythras. Loz Loz could give us some suggestions, maybe.
    Preferably stuff that doesn't involve killing bulls. It's hard to arrange over Internet.
    Séadna Séadna you would probably be glad to learn that I'm now running a Delta Green adventure set in Modern Ireland...and heavily inspired by your thread and the explanations on the Sidhe/Tuatha de Danan.
    • Like
    • Love
    Reactions: Voros and Séadna
    Séadna
    Séadna
    Jesus Delta Green! Sounds class!
    • Like
    Reactions: AsenRG
    Séadna
    Séadna
    I'll make a Celtic cosmology post that might be useful tomorrow then!
    • Love
    Reactions: AsenRG
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    I'll be waiting! BTW, anything mentioning an underworld would be great:thumbsup:!

    Admittedly, I had to make the Fir Bolg and the Tuatha de Dannan two different pre-Gaelic civilisations which both retreated from the world in different ways...but I hope you wouldn't mind:shade:?
    As of today, me and all the kids* in the family are training BJJ together:devil:!

    *The ones below 18, at least:shade:!
    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.
    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).
    • Like
    Reactions: Séadna
    Séadna
    Séadna
    One gets similar stuff here, here it's just people copying foreign TV.
    • Wow
    Reactions: AsenRG
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    There's a(nother) reason I dislike foreign TV:grin:!
    I expect Odysee to have a bigger following in Bulgaria, and possibly in Serbia and North Macedonia...:grin:
    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:shade:!
    Which might well be the case, as COVID proved.
    Séadna
    Séadna
    Hmmm...getting tempted to learn it now. I've always wanted to learn a Slavic language.
    • Like
    Reactions: AsenRG
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    I forgot to reply, Séadna Séadna :smile:.
    I'm not going to tell you you should. I'm going to tell you it's an incredibly rich language, and hey, it's got no cases these days:wink:!
    After that, the decision is yours. Fair warning, I've been told it's not easy...though it might be easier for you than for someone who only speaks English.
    Séadna
    Séadna
    I've been doing a bit of reading and it's rated similarly to Greek for an English speaker, so definitely hard but not Arabic or Chinese level hard. I ordered Colloquial Bulgarian, since it seemed to get the best ratings as an introduction. Linguistically it's the most dialect rich Slavic language apparently.
    Interesting note: the BJJ butterfly guard is present in some silat and capoeira applications. What if one starts switching from one to the other:devil:?
    Tonight, I have work to do for my job. So of course, I just have to start by testing my lifepath chargen for Fight!: the Fighting Game RPG 2e:grin:!
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Bottom line: I did most of the work...on the following day. And the lifepath chargen took a couple days longer.
    I blame "the latest dumpster fire thread"...and really need to stop participating in those:shade:.
    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.
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    What are the differences?
    "Queen of the Martian Catacombs" has the more romantic, one would almost say "narrative", ending... it is also the better story, IMO. That editor knew his job.
    "The Secret of Sinharat" is much more believable and overall, what I strive for in an RPG.

    Bottom line? Earth-shaking conclusions? Nope. Nothing of the sorts! I just like Leigh Brackett, that's all:grin:!
    Voros
    Voros
    I know there are sometimes significant differences between her magazine and book versions. Having read all of her fantasy in books I should seek out the magazine versions.
    • Like
    Reactions: AsenRG
    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.
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Also, it seems I'm now 5 kgs down.
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Today's account: I'm 5,6-6kgs down, depending on which numbers you trust. Not bad after skipping practice for 5 days to go to my country house:grin:!
    Also of note: first ankle hyperextension, ahoy:shade:!
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    New update - I'm now 12,6 kgs down:devil:!
    And now I've got a rashguard with a 17th-19th century Bulgarian revolutionary on it. I bet most of you haven't seen such a model!
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros and Séadna
    TristramEvans
    TristramEvans
    Some aloe vera should clear that up...
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    Except I actually like the picture, if you mean "removing the picture".
    If you mean "removing a rash", I ain't got one. I got a rash-guard in order to prevent one from appearing in the first place:thumbsup:.
    I have a new "favourite product" now:

    *drumroll*
    "A facemask...with a p*ssy on the inside", to quote the description!

    And since that's me, I'm now wondering how to use something similar as a detail for a NPC:shade:!
    • Wow
    Reactions: Voros
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    No, Voros Voros - I didn't buy it, if that's what you were wondering about:grin:! But it is a funny detail to add to a contemporary/future game. And if anyone asks it actually exists!
    • Like
    Reactions: Voros
    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:grin:!
    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:grin:!
    Some worlds in the 3I are different.
    AsenRG
    AsenRG
    OK, the continuation of the thread and it spilling in an unrelated thread makes that observation even funnier.
    I wonder suspect what the reaction would be if I was to create a world for Traveller where "gender" is a curseword...
    Like, you know, it has become one where I live:devil:!
  • Loading…
  • Loading…
  • Loading…
Cthulhu Mythos - Available Now @ DriveThruRPG.com
Top