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  1. Dammit Viktor

    So, Psionics, What Do You Think?

    Those leatherettes were killer, taken as a whole. Despite its commercial decline, the Nineties were really D&D's Golden Age.
  2. Dammit Viktor

    So, Psionics, What Do You Think?

    I'm having a bit of trouble untangling my opinions on this matter-- I generally like the idea that some kind of psychic powers exist in my games. I generally prefer it to be separate from the D&D standard arcane/divine sort of magic, but I also separate primal from divine, but but I also kinda...
  3. Dammit Viktor

    What are y'all up to these days?

    I think imma start referring to my forever girlfriend as my "utility cruiser", and I'll let y'all know how that works out.
  4. Dammit Viktor

    What are you watching?

    Allowing yourself to be the butt of the joke like that is a massive flex, though. It doesn't matter what they say about Taco Bell in the film itself, because they know where you and your friends are going to eat afterwards.
  5. Dammit Viktor

    The Dank Memes

    how much to ship to us
  6. Dammit Viktor

    What are you watching?

    Irene loves silly East Asian romantic comedies and genres, and I mostly like colorful and action-heavy fantasy fare... and we've compromised on The Untamed on Netflix. Pretty good stuff... pretty solid "yes, this is my Appendix N" vibe, where I didn't have a proper single work to identify it.
  7. Dammit Viktor

    What is Your Appendix N?

    The entire Conan the Barbarian franchise, but first and foremost that original stories by Robert E. Howard. Extra credit for the Marvel and/or Dark Horse comics, which are surprisingly faithful. Howard's Conan and his Hyborian Age are a lot richer and more nuanced than most people have ever...
  8. Dammit Viktor

    Moderation Criticisms

    On the other hand, there are some topics in the usual political discourse where I would readily and matter-of-factly describe the tactics of one entire side of the argument as "gaslighting". Certainly, there is no absence of actual toxicity and actual harrassment on all manner of topics in all...
  9. Dammit Viktor

    What are y'all up to these days?

    I really want to run Alternity again, though I'm not sure what I want to do with it. Probably something doomish in PL6 with psionics and/or arcane FX.
  10. Dammit Viktor

    Moderation Criticisms

    Misread this as "fits me" and, well...
  11. Dammit Viktor

    Reboot that game!

    I will second this. 100% compatible, with a chapter on alternate playstyles and trait sets (Affiliations versus Values versus w/e) and all the official datafiles are modular like that, defaulting to "generic 616" and MCU presentations, and then going back to the Event product lines the way MWP...
  12. Dammit Viktor

    House rules (as seen online/in magazines!)

    When I run Alternity, which I haven't done in far too long, I use some of the house rules from AlternityRPG.net-- removing INT from starting skills, mostly, and some of the new rank benefits. When I run Street Fighter: the Storytelling Game, which I really haven't done in far too long, I use...
  13. Dammit Viktor

    The Other Side and the Occult Thread

    I was raised in a... particular New Age but half-assed still kinda Protestant household, a lot of talk of psychic powers and UFOs and straight-up witchcraft in the house. I fell out of the religious half of things due to a change in family circumstances, but I still felt drawn to the more...
  14. Dammit Viktor

    Players who railroad GMs

    Like you, I only have one real horror story about prima donna players and their precious backstories. I wouldn't have stopped playing that way over one bad experience. (Though it really, really sucked.) I stopped allowing backstories because of the dozens of times I watched players refusing to...
  15. Dammit Viktor

    Safety Tools in RPGs Meta-Discussion

    Just because all speech should be allowed doesn't mean that speech isn't subject to right or wrong. In fact, it is the very rightness or wrongness of speech that makes it so important that all speech must be allowed.
  16. Dammit Viktor

    Safety Tools in RPGs Meta-Discussion

    Robocop had to be submitted to the MPAA eleven times before they'd give it an R rating. I have always wanted to run a real sleazy sword & sorcery game with that kind of energy, but... I've just never had a gaming group where I would have been really comfortable going there, for every value of...
  17. Dammit Viktor

    Safety Tools in RPGs Meta-Discussion

    Look, man, I actually like you. I really am inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt, but you're not leaving me any doubt for you to benefit from. The callous and vapid position you've staked out, and the arguments you're using to justify it, all boil down to the fact because whatever...
  18. Dammit Viktor

    Safety Tools in RPGs Meta-Discussion

    This is a legitimate argument. I would have to think about it, because there is definitely a balance that needs to be struck between supporting people who need support at the table, and not-- as you point out-- encouraging people to make themselves more fragile than life has already made them. I...
  19. Dammit Viktor

    Moderation Criticisms

    Ballerino: How a One-Legged Kid from the Barrio Grew Up to be the Primo Don of the El Paso Ballet Society
  20. Dammit Viktor

    Safety Tools in RPGs Meta-Discussion

    Yeah. I've gone on record before, and will repeat, that I think having a frank discussion of game content or full disclosure in an event game is going to be much more effective than having tools to stop the game and divert away from difficult subjects in-play. On the other hand, I'd also like to...
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