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  1. The Butcher

    Good game: Great Ideas, Interesting Mechanics... but it needs an editor.

    See avatar. I’m afraid one man’s charm might be another’s inintelligibility in this case. (And I actually like OD&D well enough.)
  2. The Butcher

    Real Life and What's Happening...

    I’m running it for some old gaming buddies who have spread around the world but if all goes well I might recruit a second group here, who knows? Lest I give anyone the impression that life sucks right now: it doesn’t. I have plenty to look forward to. Lovely wife, fulfilling job, a holiday to...
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    Real Life and What's Happening...

    Yeah, I’m ok with it actually, in that I usually get to pull it out, but... my wife and I tell each other that it’s ok for one of us to freak out as long as the other one’s holding it together. I tend to hold it together more often, on account of being a little less anxious, but lately it’s been...
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    Real Life and What's Happening...

    Saw a friend today I haven’t seen in a while and he was like “you dropped out of BJJ? Fuck, you loved it!” And I was like “yep” and he was like “yeah, I see that” (two kids, the youngest my kid’s age). Creativity for me requires feeding with novel stuff. And all I have time for right now is...
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    [5e D&D] Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus

    Yawn. Didn’t we already have a demonic themed storyline a few years back?
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    Real Life and What's Happening...

    Flies by, doesn’t it? I’m fine on the beverage sipping department. Creative outlet and working out need work, tho. A lot of work.
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    Real Life and What's Happening...

    It’s usually nothing serious. Hang in there. Rio’s been rocked by heavy rain yet again yesterday, with multiple accidents partially blocking important freeways and one collapsed tunnel (luckily no casualties). My kid turned two today and we have a major party set up but we were already...
  8. The Butcher

    They do, but one fine day they’ll say you’ve failed a test you’ve never taken and take it away.

    They do, but one fine day they’ll say you’ve failed a test you’ve never taken and take it away.
  9. The Butcher

    Robert Pattinson to play Batman?

    Missed out on this one. Not my favorite Bats but not bad at all. Also without it we would never get the frankly autobiographical Birdman, or following that, his casting as The Vulture in what turned out to be one of the MCU’s rare memorable villains.
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    What do you like that 'everyone' hates?

    Good one! Added to the list.
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    Robert Pattinson to play Batman?

    The internet loves a shitstorm. Even Heath Ledger’s casting as The Joker caught flak and the late, lamented actor delivered a tour de force. Affleck, for all the hate, delivered a solid Bats and by God the script wasn’t helping him. Pattinson is a good actor, and let’s face it, Hamlet it ain’t.
  12. The Butcher

    Kickstarter: Mörk Borg (Dark Castle)

    The game itself looks fun. (Wordy classes, grimdark setting.) The art, fantastic. Their playlist is a bit heavier on the guttural growling vocals than I prefer but there’s a couple bands that I’ve enjoyed in the past in there. I won’t back because I no longer back crowdfunding efforts out of...
  13. The Butcher

    What do you like that 'everyone' hates?

    Games: Palladium, rules as written, especially before Rifts. Not as bad as it’s often made out to be, except for the skill system. OSR D&D clones. All of them. Yes, I know it’s just someone’s D&D house rules. I don’t care. I might not love each and every one of them but I love the idea. You...
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    western RPG on Kickstarter: Mud, Blood, & Glory

    I would expect no less a butchering of the American Old West by European authors than that perpetrated by American authors on the European Middle Ages. :devil::gunslinger: That being said, @Black Vulmea’s notes are pretty damning, game-design-wise. Hard pass for me (which is what I was inclined...
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    The Video Game Thread: What are you Playing?

    WoW Classic beta goes live tomorrow. Release scheduled for 8/27. Be still my heart.
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    @AsenRG is writing a love letter to Traveller. I sat down to write a love letter to Rifts but it...

    @AsenRG is writing a love letter to Traveller. I sat down to write a love letter to Rifts but it really came out more of a Dear John letter.
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    D&D5 chatty thread

    This would go so well with our dropped D&D5 campaign. The one where I was trying to persuade everyone to become pirates.
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    In Search of a Supers System

    As another gamer who’s ever searching for a supers game (and currently defaults to Savage Worlds with the Super Powers Companion) — and perhaps more importantly, as someone who’s emotionally invested in Palladium (see avatar) — I have to admit that Heroes Unlimited has an appeal to me that’s...
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    IP's that ought to have their own RPGs

    Generally speaking I prefer serial-numbers-filed-off stuff. Everyone in my group is excited about The Expanse getting its own RPG and I’m like “screw you guys, Traveller did it first and better.” I’d use Pirates of the Spanish Main, for Savage Worlds, cranking up the supernatural element as...
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    Powered by the Apocalypse

    Yup. That was fun. :gunslinger:
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