I'm now in need to add a level of domain management to my game set in the setting of Exalted...in the year of the disappearance of the Scarlet Empress (and two years before it was officially known:angel:). Solars are only going to appear in months. (Game is heroic mortals, though, and is mostly...
Huh. I just realized what bothers me so much in some gaming systems where you just roll dice without many tactical options in the book (OD&D, for example).
Namely, they are actually serving a storyteller player's purposes better than mine. "Just tell me what happens next!" vs "Let me see how I might impact the outcome!"
Interrupted the session last night due to a player making a fuss*...is that a trend or what?
*Over her plan to escape all pursuit, after acquiring a powerful magical item (that at least 3 other people are searching for) kinda failed. Well, she escaped 2 out of 3, but obviously that wasn't good enough.
So what am I supposed to do if the NPC chick has "owns a flying reptile mount" in her inventory notes;)?
I'm even more grateful that I discovered the Pub with its no politics rule.
Now it seems other hobby communities are following the lead of TBP...as a positive example. How is it positive is beyond me, frankly.
But, well, Guardian article says a knitting community followed suit.
Just had my first PC death in over a decade, I think. Well, it might be a bit less, I'd need to check. @Dumarest almost manages to make OD&D fun, but the mechanics really are working against him, IMNSHO.
I mean...he's running his CT and D6 Swords and Planet (Star Wars) games in the exact same "pulpy high-octane action with a mix of dry humour and pranks" style. But they work much more smoothly, IME.
This week-end in Sofia: Seminar with Carlos Machado (BJJ), Chuck Canete (Doce Pares Escrima) and Lubomir Yordanov (JKD). Total of 16 hours with the 3 masters.
Anyone feeling a slight tinge of envy, perchance?
Session canceled tonight. Two players started arguing about which one plays her character right. And I really wasn't in the mood for listening* to this!
So I told them I've got a headache, and cancelled it.
*It seems like they would be the only ones, but then they are the most regular ones!
4-armed insectoid demons for Flashing Blades.
Natural Armour 2/eye attack or cephalothorax hit avoids armor, stunned on 3+ damage in the head/cephalothorax and 5+ in the body, 14 HP for smaller ones, 16 HP for bigger ones, Combat Expertise14, lunge attack damage 6, or 12 if they have had 1 round to "load up for the jump". Can Attack, but not Counter as 1 action w/h 2 apendages, but take -1 on both attacks).
I thought about writing a love letter to Traveller. I just didn't know how to begin...
But then the system looked back at me, and told me "don't worry, I know".
And it seems to not mind me cheating with some d100, d6 dicepool, d20 roll under, and step dice* systems!
*I've grown more pickly lately. Guess I'm getting more set in my ways?
Today I finally:
-Started playtesting BarterTown.
-Dealt with the bank AND BackerKit at once. I was about to swear that DCC Lankhmar is cursed to not get my money: when the bank was in condition, BackerKit kept me logged out. And vice versa.
-Am writing from my laptop again!
Aaand... my players decided that we're continuing with Flashing Blades for now. Because apparently converting the characters to an osr 2d6 system was too time-consuming when I am not helping!
I'm fine with that^^.
I have a non-political, RPG-related reason to be happy about the new Brexit delay.
I can at least hope a print copy of the Witcher RPG would fit my entertainment budget in the next 6 months (though there are contenders). And I'd prefer to order it from the UK amazon instead of the amazon.de (though I've set up an account there, too).
Working on Bartertown. Finally took some important decisions, like making it fit a general S&S/fantasy setting.
The provisional system is Cepheus Engine. And I might dual-stat it for OSR use, because @robertsconley is right: that would make it useful for the biggest number of people.
Technically, 5e would be even better, but we'll see...frankly, it's simply outside my comphort zone atm.
Modern D&D Players (MDDPs) are a particular breed. One I have no desire of cross-polinating with!
On Myth-Weavers: MDDPs: "Random rolling for stats hampers roleplaying".
Me: "Can't process. System error detected!"
And it goes on and on for pages.
Currently moving some RPG files to an external hard drive in order to free some modest 30 GB of HDD space.
And that's less than half of my RPGs. And I'm not moving the ones that I'm currently using.
I just like many games.