I just found an AMA with Kevin Crawford. My respect for the guy only grew (along with my self-respect, because I've been trying to convince people of some of his points for literally years....but that's another topic)!
And he even mentioned ME! "People are buying my games without any intention to use the system, because of the sandbox tools"... that's me, right?
"This is the story of how, in order to grasp what makes Brazilians tick, I first had to learn Japanese," writes journalist Sebastian Smith at the end of a three-year posting to Brazil. "And how in the process I broke a toe, dislocated a finger, sprained most things, bruised the others, made...
Heh. The description of the Brazilian judo club reminds me of the Bulgarian ones. Chats and "no politics" rules included. Alas, the notes about corruption and slow justice are also familiar...
OTOH, we've got less trainees from a non-Bulgarian ethnicity, but then we've got no death squads and automatic shootings, either.
Reworking the damage system in Strange Tales of Songling now... calling BedrockBrendan
"Roll the Damage Dice vs. Hardiness. A 10 on the dice is always a SuccessUnless Hardiness<10, it also counts as 1 Extra Success"
Damage vs. Hardiness Results:
No successes: Scratched
1 Succ.: Wounded
2 Succ: Crippled
3 Succ: Incapacitated
4 Succ: Dying
5 Succ: Dead.
6 Succ: Overkilled. "
...A second locked thread in a month. Same pattern of a couple of entitled users (nobody can guess which two I am thinking about) feeling their precious feelings were offended.
I'm almost starting to understand Pundit, despite his lack of taste when it comes to basic mechanics !
I'm spending more and more time on the BG gamebook forum...as opposed to the RPG forums. I'm even discussing RPGs there.
Why? The community is better.
...And I guess that kinda explains why I'm at the Pub, too, instead of at some bigger forums that shall remain unnamed?
Writing my own gamebook began a couple hours ago.
My plans to start with a short, simple story suffered a crucial setback less than 10 minutes later. Maybe I should write the short story separately?
It's a wuxia game, BTW, I guess nobody's surprised. For starters, I'm planning to make it a "pick your character" game.
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!