The Butcher
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The Butcher

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Holy crap, White Star is crazy good. How did I miss out on this? Jan 8, 2018

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    1. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Holy crap, White Star is crazy good. How did I miss out on this?
    2. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      I have promised to run 3 different games for 3 dfferent groups. And I can't even read a gaming book these days. Fuck me, I suck.
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      2. Shipyard Locked
        Shipyard Locked
        Time for RISUS!
        Jan 6, 2018
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      3. Bunch
        Bunch
        Lawyer your way out! Did you specify start dates?
        Jan 8, 2018
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      4. Mankcam
        Mankcam
        Welcome to my life. I move hell and earth to ensure I am running a few games, but then get a total mindblank when I am meant to be prepping. What gives?
        Jan 12, 2018
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    3. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Happy New Year, Pub-goers!
    4. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      The Design Mechanism is having a Boxing Day sale OMG OMG OMG
      1. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        They don't deliver to Brazil :/
        Dec 29, 2017
    5. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      If this night or the day after finds you alone, don't give in to bad thoughts. Drop me a PM. Merry Christmas, you magnificent bastards.
    6. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Choosing between D&D (ACKS) and Runequest (Mythras) is like having to choose between bourbon or scotch.
      1. Bunch
        Bunch
        Bourbon bourbon bourbon!
        Dec 24, 2017
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      2. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        Dunno, man, scotch's got the whole complexity thing going on for it. ACKS is pretty complex too. Maybe scotch vs. scotch is a better analogy? Speyside vs. Islay?
        Dec 24, 2017
      3. Bunch
        Bunch
        Bourbon bourbon bourbon!
        Dec 24, 2017
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    7. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Which series should I get into? Gentlemen Bastards or Prince of Nothing? Hyperion Cantos or Zones of Thought? (Feel free to suggest others)
      1. CRKrueger
        CRKrueger
        I'll suggest some others to help with the indecision. :D
        Stephen Saylor's "Roma Sub Rosa" Series (15 books)
        Bernard Cornwell's "Saxon Stories" Series (10 books)
        Bernard Cornwell's "Warlord Chronicles" Trilogy (absolutely awesome, Loz and Pete are big fans of Cornwell, Mythic Britain is inspired by this series)
        Dec 21, 2017
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      2. CRKrueger
        CRKrueger
        Personally, I'd start with Gentlemen Bastards, Prince of Nothing might be worth all the accolades, but I have a healthy skepticism towards Ubermensch protagonists.
        Dec 21, 2017
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    8. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      TLJ is good. It’s no TESB or R1, but it’s much better than TFA (=big dumb ANH remake). A few good twists. Script could be tighter.
    9. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Mythras with Monster Island, or ACKS with Sinister Stone of Sakkara?
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      2. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        @K_Peterson oh, it’s good. It’s vanilla D&D and a clear homage to B2 but with more structure and a strong Conanesque flair.
        Dec 13, 2017
      3. K_Peterson
        K_Peterson
        That might entice me to check it out.
        Dec 13, 2017
      4. CRKrueger
        CRKrueger
        Mythras w/Monster Island - tons of stuff to do, yet still self-contained, with the option to open up other vistas via the Smoking Mirrors if you feel like expanding.

        Sakkara they will finish at some point, and you’re moving on to an ACKS campaign.
        Dec 13, 2017
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    10. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Got dragged into a politically motivated altercation at a Brazilian OSR forum. Quit the place in disgust. Fuck. Thank God for the Pub.
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    11. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      A friend just sent me the previews from the Changeling: the Lost 2nd edition KS. Damn, it's looking good.
    12. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Caipirinhas and a balmy Rio evening. I may have gotten tipsy and promised half my gaming group to run Mythras for them.
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      2. dragoner
        dragoner
        "Caipirinhas and a balmy Rio evening" <- heard this is nice, like to find out.
        Nov 24, 2017
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      3. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        You damn well should. Let me know when you do!
        Nov 25, 2017
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      4. CRKrueger
        CRKrueger
        I can think of far worse things to find out you did the morning after. Of course, in Rio I can think of far better as well. :D
        Nov 27, 2017
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    13. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Happy Turkey Day to our friends in the USA!
    14. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      That settles it! My next game is ACKS. Well, ACKS or Zweihänder. Or Mythras. Or Mage: the Awakening. Or Cepheus. Or SotDL. GAAH
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      2. Doc Sammy
        Doc Sammy
        I know how it feels when you get Gamer ADHD. Trust me. You have my sympathies.
        Nov 20, 2017
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    15. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Damn, the current OSR Bundle of Holding looks great. Nightmares Underneath, Gathox, Dragon Kings... C&C ones look good too.
      1. Baulderstone
        Baulderstone
        It is one of the bundles where the only thing that upsets me is that I already own almost every book in it. It is a great collection.
        Nov 17, 2017
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    16. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Parsing SWN2 beta. I love CT/MgT/Cepheus but it's so dead set on its default setting and gameplay. SWN is a humongous toybox.
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      2. dragoner
        dragoner
        There was once a game called Rifts ... ;)
        Nov 7, 2017
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      3. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        Ah, my perennial love/hate thing with Rifts. But TBH I had transhuman SF in mind.
        Nov 7, 2017
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      4. dragoner
        dragoner
        I have played a lot of Rifts. Re: Transhumanism, have you looked at Mindjammer?
        Nov 7, 2017
    17. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Ever had that feeling where you have a good image of what you want your next campaign setting to look like, but can't actually write it?
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      3. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        Maybe this is why people over at RPGnet had "setting riff" threads? I'll get one going.
        Nov 4, 2017
      4. Stevethulhu
        Stevethulhu
        Only on a day that has a Y in the name
        Nov 4, 2017
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      5. CRKrueger
        CRKrueger
        A better question would be have I ever NOT had that feeling. I never seem to get it all down in just the right way. I think good GMs are probably overly critical of themselves. When you got players who keep asking you to run stuff and always want to come back for more you're doing good, even if you always think it could have been better.
        Nov 5, 2017
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    18. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      World War Cthulhu is all for grit and historicity, but scrubbing the Nazis totally free of Mythos involvement? Bummer. Great resource, tho
      1. K_Peterson
        K_Peterson
        Achtung! Cthulhu would probably be closer to the mark for you.
        Oct 30, 2017
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      2. Shipyard Locked
        Shipyard Locked
        To be fair, 'nazis + real occult powarz' has been done to death. Maybe they were trying to be different.
        Nov 1, 2017
      3. CRKrueger
        CRKrueger
        Hmm, that almost seems immersion-breaking. I mean if you assume default Mythos assumptions, ie. the Cthulhu Mythos is the "reality" behind all earth magic traditions, then there's no way the Nazi Occult research, which we know for a fact they engaged in, wouldn't be somehow involved with the Mythos. It's literally not possible.
        Nov 5, 2017
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    19. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      2017 lecture tour nearly over. Finally I can breathe. Maybe even get some gaming done?
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    21. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      I like D&D5 much better than I expected, but can't for the life of me think of a cool campaign to run with it.
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      2. Tommy Brownell
        Tommy Brownell
        I improvised a ton in the supposed railroad that was the Tyranny of Dragons campaign. The first half is harder to do it with (and I still did it, I just want to be clear) because the group is thrown into the fire right off and it basically takes until the end of the first book for them to really get a breather where the Cult of the Dragon is not explicitly breathing down their necks.
        Oct 23, 2017
      3. Tommy Brownell
        Tommy Brownell
        The second half is much more open as the group establishes a home base and a war council to go after the Cult. It's worth noting that most of the things the group does throughout the campaign is also a political balancing act between the factions of the war council and determines how much or how little they support the group in the endgame.
        Oct 23, 2017
      4. Tommy Brownell
        Tommy Brownell
        The only downside is that the support is kind of mechanically glossed over, but I improvised it well.

        Those are the only adventure books for 5e that I own.
        Oct 23, 2017
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    22. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Not even thinking (much) about gaming these days. But hoping to get back to actual gaming, maybe by the end of the month.
      1. Shipyard Locked
        Shipyard Locked
        I wish you luck.
        Oct 13, 2017
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      2. Tommy Brownell
        Tommy Brownell
        Don't be growing up on us.
        Oct 18, 2017
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    23. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      No matter how many great games I get to know, Rifts — a game I haven't played in years — remains in my mind. The Golden Age of RPGs is 13?
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      2. Endless Flight
        Endless Flight
        13 years old?
        Oct 5, 2017
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      3. Shipyard Locked
        Shipyard Locked
        Absolutely. I can't tell you how many times have I nearly tossed out D&D in frustration, wishing for my rose-tinted ideal of Fighting Fantasy.
        Oct 5, 2017
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      4. Tommy Brownell
        Tommy Brownell
        Hm. I don't quite have this issue, but I was also 15 when I started gaming.
        Oct 7, 2017
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    24. CRKrueger
      CRKrueger
      Google+ drama over what?
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      2. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        Baulderstone posted a link under my status, just below. But the Cliff's Notes is Zak being an abrasive douche yet again, only this time getting an active, creative OSR person to ragequit G+.
        Sep 27, 2017
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      3. Johnny Blade
        Johnny Blade
        Whose Waifu's the purest.
        Sep 29, 2017
    25. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Major drama flare-up over at Google+. Anyone else following this?
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      3. Spinachcat
        Spinachcat
        Social media is a double-edged sword for creators and artists. What a sad mess.
        Oct 6, 2017
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      4. Baulderstone
        Baulderstone
        @Spinachcat And social media and blogs are where they were driven after they largely retreated from forums for safety.
        Oct 6, 2017
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      5. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        FWIW Zak and Paolo have since kissed and made up.
        Oct 6, 2017
    26. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Further adventures in RPG withdrawal and ADD: now I want to run Mythras.
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    27. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Lots of work, for which I'm thankful. But man, am I tired.
    28. Umbraldragon
      Umbraldragon
      Oh, yes, raleel mentioned you are a new father. As a father of 3, I congratulate you on the birth of your baby! Cheers!
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    29. Umbraldragon
      Umbraldragon
      Sword & Sorcery Campaign: The Spider God's Bride
      I have been GMing this play by post campaign for about 7 months and I'd like to invite you to play with us on a site called Tavern-Keeper. It's been going quite well. We're looking to add two new characters and Raleel recommended you. Let me know something, or if you have any questions or concerns I'd be delighted to discuss them with you.
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      2. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        Thank you so much for the invitation! Unfortunately I cannot commit right now owing to hectic work and family schedules. Your game sounds amazing! Best of luck with it, have fun! :)
        Sep 23, 2017
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    31. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      In my mind right now: Werewolf: the Forsaken.
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      2. Shipyard Locked
        Shipyard Locked
        Apocalypse hits too close to home for the blaze of glory to feel good. In Masquerade you and all the other fictional vamps deserve a personal apocalypse, but the environment is getting shit on in real life and doesn't deserve it.
        Sep 13, 2017
      3. The Butcher
        The Butcher
        But at least you get a little catharsis, ripping apart the foot soldiers of corruption.
        Sep 13, 2017
      4. Shipyard Locked
        Shipyard Locked
        But in Forsaken you get to be a badass who makes a difference until you hopefully hand the world over to the next generation of badasses. There is a future and it has a chance of being decent. Not utopian, but not Wyrm-hell either.
        Sep 13, 2017
    32. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      No amount of talking about elfgames will replace actual gaming. I'll keep trying, though. ;)
    33. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Man, I miss GMing. I miss gaming in general but I mostly miss GMing.
    34. The Butcher
      The Butcher
      Currently on a "leave" of sorts from tabletop gaming (and severely sleep deprived), but happy to read, plan and talk about games!
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Feb 13, 1980 (Age: 37)
    Location:
    Brazil
    Favorite RPGs:
    D&D (TSR/OSR, 4, 5); BRP/CoC/RQ/Mythras; Traveller/Cepheus; WFRP/Zweihänder; Palladium/Rifts; WoD/CoD; Savage Worlds

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    Playing & Running: Nothing. Currently on paternity leave from tabletop gaming.
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