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  1. Baeraad

    Irrational Indifference in RPGs

    Huh. Okay, that might be the best explanation for the setting I've ever heard. "Just add more stuff!" seems to be the only common denominator. That still leaves me indifferent, though.
  2. Baeraad

    Irrational Indifference in RPGs

    I am fairly indifferent to 40K too. The only reason I try to care about it is that there's so much stuff for it and a lot of people who are interested in it, so it's easy to find or make a campaign for it. But it's all kind of meh to me. I've been thinking about it some lately, since I'm in one...
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    WFRP is definitely one of my all-time favourite games. :) It's a setting that's at once very...

    WFRP is definitely one of my all-time favourite games. :) It's a setting that's at once very earthy and grounded and very colourful and vibrant. 40K is... well, it has its charm to me, but I kind of have to be in a very specific mood for it. You absolutely must not try to be practical or...
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    It occurs to me that Warhammer Fantasy might appeal to me much better than Warhammer 40,000...

    It occurs to me that Warhammer Fantasy might appeal to me much better than Warhammer 40,000 because the former is all about keeping it simple and trying to secure some creature comforts, while the latter is all about how totall rad it is that everything is cluttered up and uncomfortable...
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    Irrational Hatreds in RPGs

    Agreed. I write stories for fun, and it's not as different from roleplaying as you'd think. Unless you have the story completely clear in your head from the moment you sit down to write - and I, at least, am entirely incapable of that - then all while you're writing, you're constricted by what...
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    Irrational Hatreds in RPGs

    I think it's a matter of approach, mostly. There's the playstyle whereby you don't go into the cave with all the bones outside of it because you're not an idiot who takes stupid risks. And there's the playstyle where you do go into the cave with all the bones outside of it, because that'll make...
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    Irrational Hatreds in RPGs

    Well, yes, and I don't begrudge anyone a bit of self-indulgence. Everyone deserves a little slice of what makes them feel good, even when it's silly. It's just that BtP takes it, I feel, rather too far - and more importantly, does so in a very mean-spirited way. And mean-spiritedness is also...
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    Irrational Hatreds in RPGs

    If I wanted to be charitable to BtP, charitable beyond all reason and far, far, far beyond what it deserves, I would say that it exists to offer some catharsis to people whose lives are rough and who could really use some no-holds-barred self-indulgent ego-boosting from time to time. It's a game...
  9. Baeraad

    Boot Hill: Pima County

    Lars obediently joins up behind the elderly man.
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    RPGs Explained By 2 Cows

    Eldritch Skies You have two cows. They are tentacled alien cows from Yoggoth, but don't hold that against them, you prejudiced bastard. They're just as good as Earth cows, even though Earth cows just happen to be better than them at everything. You feel like milking them should be a lot more...
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    RPGs Explained By 2 Cows

    Against the Dark Yogi You've got two cows. They're each worth 10 gold coins or 100 chickens. You got them from the raja as a reward for defeating 20 tigers to save his daughter.
  12. Baeraad

    Sometimes I remember why I put so much time and effort into this hobby. It's because if you put...

    Sometimes I remember why I put so much time and effort into this hobby. It's because if you put up with enough terrible campaigns with GMs who don't have a clue and other players who don't give a shit, sometimes, from time to time... ... you get to swing from lianas in the depths of the jungle...
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    The Video Game Thread: What are you Playing?

    Since I'm spending the week at home to see if I am infecteous (so far it seems probably not - I have the still headache that I had on Monday, but it hasn't gotten worse or been joined by anything else, so it's probably nothing), I am trying to play through The Witcher II yet again. It's getting...
  14. Baeraad

    Irrational Loves in RPGs

    Aaargggghhh. YES. I have lost count of how many times I've sworn never to touch that shambling monstrosity of a game again, only to get sucked back in because I happened to glance at one of the books and fell in love all over again. It's just so shiny... it's JUST SO SHINY... D<
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    C-Virus Freebies Amalgamated Thread

    Well, to be honest, the pretentious and elitist tone was kind of part of the appeal. The rest of the appeal was how incredibly cheesy and ridiculous it was. It's kind of like Rifts, I guess. There is something perversely charming about complete nonsense that takes itself 100% seriously. :tongue...
  16. Baeraad

    Irrational Hatreds in RPGs

    Okay, you know what, right now I'm feeling very much like you're being downright painfully literal in picking apart what I say just so you can prove me wrong. I say there are no paladins in the setting, and your answer is, "nuh-uh, there are these guys who fit the original historical meaning of...
  17. Baeraad

    Irrational Hatreds in RPGs

    Honestly, no. Toon is downright bleak, it's just played for laughs - every sample adventure ends with the PCs losing everything they worked for or finding that their reward is worthless. MLP, eh. Calling it "dark" is probably a stretch, but there's a ton of villains afoot. It's just that the...
  18. Baeraad

    Irrational Hatreds in RPGs

    I already gave some. Blue Rose. Eldritch Skies - which I did a whole readthrough of where I complained about this very thing, actually. Fine, but the whole point of them is that they're not actually good and pure, they just think they are. :tongue:
  19. Baeraad

    Irrational Hatreds in RPGs

    Well, yeah. That's the 100% darkness option. I'm not a fan of that one either. I'm just saying, people who try to create 0% darkness games because they're so sick of 100% darkness games tend to be even more boring. Arguably that makes it less depressing, though? I mean, Warhammer Fantasy isn't...
  20. Baeraad

    Irrational Hatreds in RPGs

    Well, the first thing I should clarify is that the problem isn't games that aren't grimdark. Most games aren't, not exactly. The problem is that a game that defines itself by not being grimdark is inevitably going to overshoot the mark.Not being 100% grimdark doesn't make a game boring, but...
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