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We lost a character, our science officer, in last night's Starships & Spacemen game - she fell afoul of a crystal creature. Time to roll up a new character!

The afternoon's SB&CS game will be the next-to-last one that I run for the teens. There may be the occasional one-shot that I run for them on Sundays, but with my schedule soon changing to where I work on Saturdays, I'm trying to wrap up at least some of the plot threads that have built up during the last several sessions.
 

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We lost a character, our science officer, in last night's Starships & Spacemen game [...]

The afternoon's SB&CS game [...]
Your group plays cooler games than mine does.

As part of yet another half-cocked scheme to increase my working time by decreasing the time I spend being angry at the Internet, I've resigned from both of the games I was running... but the new GM for the Marvel game is letting me rejoin as a player. I'm having a lot of fun with designing the new character.
 

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Going to give a new player a try in our Savage Worlds campaign next session. The last time we tried a new player it was an absolute disaster, but this is a very different situation. That time, it was a passing acquaintance who none of us really knew, who heard we were playing "D&D" and more-or-less invited themselves to join us. It went so poorly that after the first time, I never invited them again.

I'm more optimistic about this new player, though still a bit cautious. This guy is a longtime good friend of one of my current players, and I've hung out with him a handful of times doing non-gaming stuff, and he seems like a chill dude. Knock on wood...
 

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Getting ready to play in a playtest for a Cryptworld adventure set in the late Middle Ages (this Friday at 7:00 PST on Roll20 if anyone is interested in joining).

The title is "The Shadow of Plague." The hope is that this will lead to a new supplement for the official game. Pretty excited!
 

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It's quarter to eleven am and I'm starting to sober up from mixing my medicine to crawl out of bed and go trolling the local bookstore (singular) for other writers to join my friend's "writing group", since one-and-a-half members isn't very useful.
 

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It's quarter to eleven am and I'm starting to sober up from mixing my medicine to crawl out of bed and go trolling the local bookstore (singular) for other writers to join my friend's "writing group", since one-and-a-half members isn't very useful.

You're going to a writing group, are you sure you want to be sober?
 

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It's quarter to eleven am and I'm starting to sober up from mixing my medicine to crawl out of bed and go trolling the local bookstore (singular) for other writers to join my friend's "writing group", since one-and-a-half members isn't very useful.
Half a writer seems like something you could find on Craigslist...
 

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My players are going through 5e Dungeon of the Mad Mate and I'm now kind of tempted to add in elements of Castle Greyhawk the joke module in a horrific modification.
Ahhh, the Mad Mate. We all have one of those. He's the guy that wants to find a bottle of whiskey after the pubs close on a work night.
 

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I'm participating in an interesting thread over on EnWorld. A veteran poster is play-testing a draft system for stats in 5E, much like a standard fantasy sports snake draft. I'm enjoying it a lot and might use the idea.
 

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Oh my. Some bright spark on another site just tried to make the argument that anything outside real-world physics must be magic and therefor must be subject to a D&D spell like anti-magic field or whatever. The result being that Pegasi fall to earth and giants get crushed under their own weight. Gaming is a a strange corner of the internet
 

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Oh my. Some bright spark on another site just tried to make the argument that anything outside real-world physics must be magic and therefor must be subject to a D&D spell like anti-magic field or whatever. The result being that Pegasi fall to earth and giants get crushed under their own weight. Gaming is a a strange corner of the internet
I must say it would be interesting if the party wizard would have to be really careful about when and where he cast such spells lest he catch the party elf and cause him to die of sleep deprivation.
 

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Super-stoked for my next session! A while back, I told my players, "hey, if any of you want to take over the GM chair for a session or two, I'm fine with it." 5/6ths of them said, essentially, "That's nice, E-Rocker. Carry on."

The one guy who expressed interest didn't have any time to actually do it, because he's in grad school on top of a full-time job... but now he's on break from school for the next month! And texted me this morning that he would be happy to run the next session!

I get to PLAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!! :grin::heart::dice:
 

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I decided to give Lowlife 2090 the solo try.
Since I tend to play the same characters over and over, I decide to use the random character generation method. Rolling for the Race and Class of my four characters, I got:


-A Minotaur Influencer

-Another Minotaur Influencer

-Yet another Minotaur, but this one’s a Hacker!

-A Skorn Mage



Huh, kinda feels like I’m going to be playing the same characters over and over, just in a different way.
 

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I decided to give Lowlife 2090 the solo try.
Since I tend to play the same characters over and over, I decide to use the random character generation method. Rolling for the Race and Class of my four characters, I got:


-A Minotaur Influencer

-Another Minotaur Influencer

-Yet another Minotaur, but this one’s a Hacker!

-A Skorn Mage



Huh, kinda feels like I’m going to be playing the same characters over and over, just in a different way.
I see your dice have a sense of humor as well:grin:! My players say my dice are as sarcastic as me...
Once I touched their dice, and we roll a battle, and they proclaimed them "contaminated":shade:.
 

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I see your dice have a sense of humor as well:grin:! My players say my dice are as sarcastic as me...
Once I touched their dice, and we roll a battle, and they proclaimed them "contaminated":shade:.
The funny part is that I had decided to use the semi-random stat generation rules, and only after rolling minotaurs did I discover a rules loophole makes them the minmaxer’s race of choice when using that stat generation method.
 

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The funny part is that I had decided to use the semi-random stat generation rules, and only after rolling minotaurs did I discover a rules loophole makes them the minmaxer’s race of choice when using that stat generation method.
After your recent experiences in solo games, I'd say you were owed a small break:grin:!
 

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After your recent experiences in solo games, I'd say you were owed a small break:grin:!
My only concern is that Influencers start with non-lethal weapons, and since the level 1 adventure for Lowlife 2090 is all combat I may have a TPK again in my future.
 

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That could be an artpunk scenario. Sponge cake monsters, ham ghosts, treacle traps.

Come to think of it, there's this.
Damn, that’s pretty clever. Not sure I’d play it, but clever and fun. Good read in any case. (Which is how I often feel towards the more outré OSR offerings.)
Ahhh, the Mad Mate. We all have one of those. He's the guy that wants to find a bottle of whiskey after the pubs close on a work night.
Always keep a bottle of cheap (but still drinkable) whisky on display for this guy.
My only concern is that Influencers start with non-lethal weapons, and since the level 1 adventure for Lowlife 2090 is all combat I may have a TPK again in my future.
Don’t these minotaurs have horns? Solid, lethal weapon right there.
 

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Damn, that’s pretty clever. Not sure I’d play it, but clever and fun. Good read in any case. (Which is how I often feel towards the more outré OSR offerings.)

Always keep a bottle of cheap (but still drinkable) whisky on display for this guy.

Don’t these minotaurs have horns? Solid, lethal weapon right there.

True, and they are nasty. But if 5E and swarms of rats taught me anything, you want some lethal, ranged weapons to whittle down the mutant roach hoards before they are in melee range.
 
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My only concern is that Influencers start with non-lethal weapons, and since the level 1 adventure for Lowlife 2090 is all combat I may have a TPK again in my future.
You're a freaking minotaur. Take away an enemy's weapon:grin:!

...what are the grappling rules in Lowlife 2090:shade:?
 
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