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  • Does anyone know how the Sword of Cepheus is progressing? Should I start a thread:smile:?
    Voros
    Voros
    Since I don't know what it is seems like a good subject for a thread!
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    Enjoy!
    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).
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    Black Leaf
    Black Leaf
    From a seflish view I frequently get paid in dollars for my freelancing, so anything that crashes the pound works for me.
    Re-reading Traveller 5. And now I remember why it has my favourite social system.
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    It really is a fascinating toolkit, if still a daunting read. (Also still iffy on the resolution mechanic.)
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    AsenRG
    The resolution mechanic can be ditched and replaced by the variants prepared for 4e:smile:. Besides, I like roll-under.
    The Butcher
    The Butcher
    Not familiar with the variants. Is any one of them perchance 2d6 roll high?
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    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 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.
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    In other news: Bartertown has earned two violent schools of combat, a fugitive trio - or duo, I'm still undecided - and an oracle who might enlighten you.
    Which might or might not be related to one of said schools.
    The vampire cult, the apocalyptic cult, the slavers and the drug den are still there, but the lizardmen are now just a part of the local "ethnic make-up" (whereas elves, dwarves and halflings ain't:evil:).
    My players kinda dislike Flashing Blades for S&S (or rather, my powers houserules. methinks:smile:). OK, we're going to change the system yet again.
    I wonder whether they'd like Tales and Legends better;)!
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    Dumarest
    Dumarest
    Have they tried Flashing Blades for 17th Century swashbuckling?
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    Some of them, yes, and those are the ones who don't think we need a change. But they don't mind a change either if it would improve the game for others.
    In fact, that is my position as well.
    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.
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    The 3.5/PF crowd IS exactly from the start of my RPG days, The Butcher The Butcher ... I just don't like the way they tend to play!
    The Butcher
    The Butcher
    There are as many ways to play as there are players. Admittedly 3.5/PF appeals to a certain play culture, but it’s the favorite system of several people in our gaming circles and we find a way to make it work — D&D5 is particularly good at a compromise of sorts. But I also got them to play Savage Worlds, CoC, WFRP, Traveller and even OD&D once.
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    Dumarest
    Dumarest
    3d6 in order, you whimpering wilted daisies! :devil:
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    And now I've got the Witcher RPG! Gotta love GM's Day.
    Séadna
    Séadna
    How are you finding it :grin:
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    It's almost great system-wise, and outright great setting-wise. Which is where many of my most favorite games fall as well.
    Finally ran another session of the Fantasy Food Challenge campaign (with First Daughter). Still no playing for me, and it was short, but at least she had fun!
    Séadna
    Séadna
    How are you finding it?
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    Lots of fun for me as well.
    Séadna
    Séadna
    Sorry! I meant that for the Witcher post above! Though glad to hear you're having fun with your daughter as well!
    Sunday, Game Day at Diligence club: I am going to be running a BoL game...set in Batubatan.
    I should start a thread.
    Second Son sent his mother to hospital (after possibly breaking one of my teeth the day before). I'm not sure whether she shares my joy that he is obviously my own flesh and blood:grin:!
    The Butcher
    The Butcher
    Neither sounds like a happy occasion, to be honest
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    Well, what can I say? Let me quote a smart man.
    "Weird, crazy shit is going to happen. You can either laugh or cry. It hurts less to laugh". - @Gronan of Simmerya
    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.
    "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown!"
    "No. It's never Chinatown while I can breath!"
    Something I just want to say in a game, sometime:smile:.
    Happy Rooster's Day, guys:grin:!
    (It's considered "Man's day" here...though in later years, it's become pejoratively known as "gay day", because "manly love", obviously. Our holidays are complicated!)
    I just LOVE Traveller... more than some of my exes, now that I think of it!
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    Séadna
    Séadna
    Me too AsenRG, my first RPG
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    It's not even close to being my first, nor tenth for that matter. But still... :smile:
    Today I started showing the Bigger Son pictures of fighting techniques. I wonder how long before I can try to get him to play, too!
    Mine is a family where people over a certain age having their personal blades for everyday carry is simply a fact of life.
    Kerambits are quite popular (and this type of blade actually has a few Bulgarian names, since it's been in use here for millennia). But balisongs are just nice!
    I just realised something...if you use the rules for Randomly determining opposition in CT, the rules actually work pretty much like Usagi Yojimbo/Urban Jungle/Vital Hearts by Sanguine. Except CT has less crunch mostly (when it comes to equipment, CT has more).
    Huh, interesting.
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    I found some more similarities between those two and then thought, "OK, so Sanguine guys have probably played Traveller...oh wait, Aslan, Vargr and K'Kree. Of course they have!"
    Case solved, moving on!
    For the record, I really like the wounds mechanic of Iconclaw/Usagi Yojimbo, as well as their Counterattack/Dodge/Parry mechanic (except for the part where shields don't help to counter, which is gamist).
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    The Butcher
    How about

    “The Martial Arts Thread”

    on the site & community forum. Or maybe the media forum.
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    Works for me. But it's likely to be a very different thread depending on which forum it's in;)!
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    And on re-reading the thread we started, now we know why I had my doubts about starting it... I mean, Shawn Thompkins (MMA trainer), Fedor Emelianenko and Anderson Silva say in their instructional books that due to the small gloves used in MMA, covering sucks as a defense, but a random user on an RPG forum is sure that it's the only defence that works up-close with no gloves.
    Right. I'll stick to my statuses.
    "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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    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:!
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