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  • "The highest form of flattery is not imitation; but taking the seed of inspiration and cultivate your own garden." - Leo T. Fong
    Last few days are fun!
    My 2yo son used a kerambit for the first time. (It was a folder and I allowed him to use the handle's spike to break the ice - literally - on the kid's slide).
    I'm playing Sleeping Dogs, taking notes for RPG campaigns. I *love* that game almost as much as Fallout, now, and might end up liking it even more!
    Also, training Wing Chun/JKD, and liking it more than I expected (revisiting sambo soon).
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    A friend from BJJ teaches Wing Chun virtually next door to work. How do you like it?
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    Which one, BJJ or Wing Chun (that style really has an unfortunate abbreviation)?
    BJJ is great fun, great exercise, and teaches you skills that might be potentially useful in a self-defense situation.
    Wing Chun is, for me, a style best approached with meticulousness and attention to structure, angles, opposing lines, and working by touch. It should also enable you to apply more of your BJJ-derived skills in standing.
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    AsenRG
    Many people would say that Wing Chun is very simple. You attack forward, without turning sideways to prevent someone from getting a favourable position. If you meet opposing limbs, you clear them away and keep blasting.
    Developing the abilities required to do that is what takes all the training time.
    ...or those people might not know the whole picture. It's hard to say, because I sure don't know it, either:smile:!
    Next time you hear about preserving a tradition, any tradition, remember this quote:
    "You must surpass me. If the student does not surpass the teacher, then the art begins to die." —Wang Kiu
    It's a full traditional quote - by a traditional master (google the name and Ip Man together...)!
    I just deleted most of my OSR folder, because I don't expect to use it at the table. As it turns out, there were over 4 GB of games in there!
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    All kind of systems...but they really hate the "you hit him with your axe, he loses X HP, and he's fine - he can take Y more hits, in fact". I guess it's something about the dissonance between "you hit him with an AXE", and "he's fine to go", and especially "can take Y more hits". OTOH, highly lethal systems where nobody gets a pass barring magic, are usually welcome.
    The Butcher
    The Butcher
    Play hit points as written — abstract measure of combat fitness that combines physical integrity, stamina, avoidance, dumb luck and divine favor. Also encourage combat stunts and mobility.
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    AsenRG
    Do you really think I haven't thought of that? Or that I haven't tried?
    It doesn't work for them, and for that matter, I don't really like it, either.
    Reading Bob Breen's book on fighting. His background story seemed...curiously familiar.
    I just disagree with some stuff, but it's a good thing. It means he's inviting me for dialogue.
    Thinking how to combine silat, wing chun, HEMA Ringen, and Bulgarian folk wrestling. They actually fit almost frighteningly well together!
    Dumarest
    Dumarest
    Everybody have fun tonight! Everybody wing chun tonight!
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    The more interesting part is that I've barely studied Wing Chun. And my only Silat is self-taught.
    LMAO...I just can't remember how many times I was told by kick-boxers that trapping doesn't work. And yet...
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    We passed from trapping to groundfighting because We were talking about Martial arts pet peeves and eccentricities of training.
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    @Johnny Blade : Oh, that - of course! Getting up might well require skill, not just being in good enough shape to change from horizontal to vertical position! Though the lack of rules gives YOU options, too!
    Also, thanks for the reminder.
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    My point was just that this is the kind of skill you fall back on. So it makes sense to study it once you have the rest more or less in place...and keep in mind that ground-and-pound should not be used in front of witnesses:tongue:!
    Listening to blues. Fits my mood extremely well. Need something merrier, maybe the Godfather soundtrack...
    Working on Bartertown. I've got vampire cults, lizardmen mutants, apocalyptic cults, slavery, drugs...and that's in the first block!
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    And I still need to pick a system for it, BTW.
    The Butcher
    The Butcher
    Sounds like a ton of fun! And don’t overthink the system, use whatever you like (that’s not too much work).
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    It's not about "whatever I like", it's about "what can I legally publish it for". Is Atomic Highway free to use, for example? I've got no idea...yet.
    But no worries, once I pick a system, statting it up should be easy.
    Finally: stopped throwing up, and updated my signature.
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    Dumarest
    Dumarest
    Was that because of the artwork in the Blood of Heroes thread?
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    I don't have such strong feelings towards poor artwork. In fact, I can draw EVEN UGLIER!
    That was a legitimate flu.
    What do you do when a player starts moping when her PC gets taken out, but denies that she'd want you to fudge? (Not that I actually would).
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    @TheophilusCarter I disagree. The problem wasn't the battle itself, it seems. She's just kinda depressed.
    Johnny Blade
    Johnny Blade
    I'd just prepare something cool for her character to do next time; perhaps a plothook linked to her past or something like that.
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    Not a bad idea, though I generally add such elements left, front and center. For all characters.
    Still, a bit of special pandering might be in order, given the OOC reason.
    Still running S&S with Flashing Blades. No fights to speak of last session. The players advanced a stat for the first time!
    Business went as planned today!!! And last night, I actually scared a player running CoC!
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    AsenRG
    Just to make sure everyone is clear on that: the two events weren't related!
    Baulderstone
    Baulderstone
    I want details. About how you scared the player that is. You are welcome to share details about your business dealing too, but I will probably not read them with the same level of enthusiasm.
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    So: I'm not sure how it worked. I ran the "official" Quick-Start, pretty much by the module...I assume it was the "slow burn" and uncovering evidence of people murdered or driven insane. Well past midnight IRL, because that's what I mean by "late-night session".
    My business plans didn't go quite as I expected. That sucks.
    Shipyard Locked
    Shipyard Locked
    Can you talk about it?
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    Yeah, but it's not RPG-related. I just had an appointment which should have culminated in me becoming some guys' landlord. They cancelled it about 3 hours before the time came.
    Can't believe so few people want to share the inherent problems facing a comics book publisher. And yet... https://bit.ly/2M6DyFB
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    Tommy Brownell
    I've thought about it, but I can't apply it to the setting. I mean, most of my problems are flaky artists, lettering software being unwieldy and intimidating, or print specs not coming out right.
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    You know, man, that list actually works for me. If you could tell me more about the publishing on your side, I can apply it to the setting. But I can't apply it if I have no frame of reference (for example, the third part).
    Just realized that I am going to replace BASH with another system for my campaign...the question is, Flashing Blades, or Two-Fisted Tales?
    Daughter liked her first game.Well, at least she says so... kids are too polite sometimes!
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    OK, it seems she's got into it. She came to request another session while I was asleep...
    As a bonus, I get to play! The wife is running it!
    Thinking of giving my daughter her first RPG book...Sorcerers of Ur-Turuk, maybe?
    The Butcher
    The Butcher
    Do look into BtW. It’s got lifepath chargen and formulaic (but very effective) scenarios.
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    I've got BtW (both editions, IIRC). The lifepaths are great, and I like how they're splitting magic into spells/cantrips/rituals:smile:.
    It's just that the close combat system, without mincing the words, sucks. She'd never expect her dad to run a game with a similar feature:tongue:!
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    Maybe I could adapt the BtW lifepaths to Mercator/Traveller or Mythras, though! In fact, I think that would be exceedingly easy, and might even help her learning some arithmetics:evil:!
    Or maybe Zenobia?
    Of course, the easiest would be to run Camp Cretacean, which is custom-made for kids:grin:!
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