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  1. JAMUMU

    Settings you wish had an RPG treatment

    Magic! Thanks so much for directing me to this little rabbit hole.
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    The thread in which EmperorNorton, probably due to insanity, tries to read every X-Men related comic ever written.

    Have you read All of the Marvels by Douglas Wolk? He did this with all of Marvel's content from the pre-supers horror/monster books all the way through to the new Ms Marvel, and does a great job of building a through-narrative. It's also very clear that with the early material there's really no...
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    Settings you wish had an RPG treatment

    Don't tease, man! Oil up the bat and get in front of the wicket!
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    Over-egging the pudding

    FWIW I find that tumbling along at the action/comedy level works amazingly well for tripping over the occasional dramatic high and tragic low.
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    Settings you wish had an RPG treatment

    Captain Kronos! Robin of Sherwood! So much of my Burning Wheel campaign is Robin of Sherwood. But an actual game, featuring both Robins and tying all the lore together, would be magical.
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    Over-egging the pudding

    Absolutely. Two tricks I used back when I ran this kind of shit was a) always have at least one other squad of epic heroes trying to save the world in parallel with the PCs and b) when they get to Epic Levels(TM), make sure that means they're back to being small fish in a big, Epic-level pond...
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    The thread in which EmperorNorton, probably due to insanity, tries to read every X-Men related comic ever written.

    Fuck me, this is the sort of thread where the OP's going to need ether, acid, a salt-shaker full of cocaine and a whole heap of bats to get through. I've always hated the X-Men. Got my first bundle of comics when I was like 4. Loved every one of them, except the X-Men. Drew all over it. Can't...
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    Bundle of Holding Thread

    Staggering? Suspicious more like. Something's going on behind the scenes. Blackmail? Mind control lasers? The ghost of Fidel Castro?
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    Settings you wish had an RPG treatment

    First homebrewed game I ever wrote and ran was a Twin Peaks rip-off/homage called Bete Noir. It was high school and it was awful. But the vibe, man. The vibe.
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    Is there a "Pendragon"-like version of Mythras

    No no no, you've got it all wrong. It's the Matter of Britain, see? Totally different thing.
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    Slave to the module

    The rhythmical dance of the module must be resisted, comrades!
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    Over-egging the pudding

    Saving the world can be fun on occasion, and the JLA/Avengers sub-genre of supers gaming cries out for it. For a long-running supers game I used a "crisis clock" that counted down time until the next big giant whatever that was threatening all life on earth/the universe/reality! Or whatever...
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    D&D supplements/modules for non-D&D GMs

    You can use Against the Cult of the Reptile God as a starter for any fantasy game, I reckon.
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    Get To Know Me: TTRPG Edition

    On The Thirteenth Day Of LARPmas I Did Not Do A LARP: Back in the 90s there was a group in our extended circles that LARPed White Wolf type stuff but our crew rolled strictly tabletop. Which I was glad of, cos some of the horror stories that filtered through were bad.
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    What are you watching?

    I haven't been watching much this weather, but I did watch The Rig on Amazon. It was well acted and I thought it played out like a classic Dr Who story-arc, just without the Doctor turning up to put things right. My dad and his cronies, all retired from many years on the rigs, couldn't suspend...
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    Slave to the module

    When I was coming up I had exactly one GM with a style I wanted to emulate. Everything else in my GM toolbox was a reaction *against* all the other GMs I played with. That the first GM became a pretty well known RPG designer isn't a coincidence, I don't think. So I tried to be flexible, fair...
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    Get To Know Me: TTRPG Edition

    Duodecim: Hast Thou Everest Designdeth An Donjon? Loads. I remember my first was a co-design with another player. He took over while I did a punishment exercise (a punny eccy as we call them in Scotchland) and forged my dad's signature. Since then I've done fantasy dungeons and space dungeons...
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    Mod+ Mythic Polynesia

    I'd feel lost, prophetically lost. Poor guy.
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    Mod+ Mythic Polynesia

    Also, and I'd get banned on TBP for moral equivalancy and disrespecting cancel culture, but Dave Johnson's career as a striker for Liverpool FC and England shouldn't be stained by his later neo-nazi RPG efforts. (I'd never heard of the other Dave Johnson and now that I have I can understand...
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    Settings you wish had an RPG treatment

    Yes yes and yes. I'd settle for Lovejoy being a splat-book for playing hookie antique dealers with a heart of gold. Incidentally, one of my mates has a sister that went out with McShane in the early 80s. Mate said he was a pompous prick that never put his hand in his pocket for anything. Which...
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