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Reading loads of stuff about Glorantha for running an upcoming game. So much detail. :heart: I assume Chaosium give you a doctorate at the end!
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The Butcher
The Butcher
They do, but one fine day they’ll say you’ve failed a test you’ve never taken and take it away.
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I thought about writing a love letter to Traveller. I just didn't know how to begin...
But then the system looked back at me, and told me "don't worry, I know".
And it seems to not mind me cheating with some d100, d6 dicepool, d20 roll under, and step dice* systems!

*I've grown more pickly lately. Guess I'm getting more set in my ways?
Today I finally:
-Started playtesting BarterTown.
-Dealt with the bank AND BackerKit at once. I was about to swear that DCC Lankhmar is cursed to not get my money: when the bank was in condition, BackerKit kept me logged out. And vice versa.
-Am writing from my laptop again!
Fans ruin everything.
sometimes as a tabletop gamer im torn between wanting to try out new games and just converting everything to savage worlds
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The Butcher
The Butcher
Commented this one on FB, but here goes again, in greater depth: for me, trying a new system is about the enthusiasm of trying a shiny new thing vs. the convenience of a known quantity. Being starved of free time has more or less shut me down to new games outside rulesets I know well (D&D, CT/MgT/Cepheus, BRP, Savage Worlds)
After consulting several Wikipedia articles and a few Burpee packet labels, I discovered something very important to my mission...and that is the fact that cold kills broccoli!
If we are to defeat the forces of evil, then our mission objectives are clear...the Broccoli must die!
Some recent events* leads me to wonder: have events in your campaigns ever become sources of new in-setting words:grin:?

*Brexit is becoming a verb in Russian, it seems. But I'm not going to comment on this - let's stick to RPGs, please!
I need to get back into gaming again, been so wracked with depression and real-life stress lately.
YES! Finally got to start a campaign where I'm a player!
It's Cepheus Engine, repurposed for fantasy. And my PC has 4 out of 5 Psychic Talents (no Telekinesis, which I didn't want anyway).
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AsenRG
What do you mean? I'm not sure I like the meaning of this term that I found with a Google search! (Besides, I'm like the opposite of every single quality it was listing...)

Also, I didn't twink it out. I just asked the Referee whether she would mind me paying for Psychic training, and then got lucky on the Talents rolls.
The Butcher
The Butcher
Accusation made in jest. Fuck the internet for not conveying tone.
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AsenRG
Ahem, I know it was in jest. I just decided it would be funny to pretend I don't understand what you mean...because I Googled only "twink" first, not "twink rpg".
There were large differences in the results, let me tell you:grin:!
Aaand... my players decided that we're continuing with Flashing Blades for now. Because apparently converting the characters to an osr 2d6 system was too time-consuming when I am not helping!
I'm fine with that^^.
Does anyone know how the Sword of Cepheus is progressing? Should I start a thread:smile:?
Voros
Voros
Since I don't know what it is seems like a good subject for a thread!
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Enjoy!
I have a non-political, RPG-related reason to be happy about the new Brexit delay.
I can at least hope a print copy of the Witcher RPG would fit my entertainment budget in the next 6 months (though there are contenders). And I'd prefer to order it from the UK amazon instead of the amazon.de (though I've set up an account there, too).
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Black Leaf
Black Leaf
From a seflish view I frequently get paid in dollars for my freelancing, so anything that crashes the pound works for me.
Re-reading Traveller 5. And now I remember why it has my favourite social system.
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The Butcher
The Butcher
It really is a fascinating toolkit, if still a daunting read. (Also still iffy on the resolution mechanic.)
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The resolution mechanic can be ditched and replaced by the variants prepared for 4e:smile:. Besides, I like roll-under.
The Butcher
The Butcher
Not familiar with the variants. Is any one of them perchance 2d6 roll high?
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Working on Bartertown. Finally took some important decisions, like making it fit a general S&S/fantasy setting.
The provisional system is Cepheus Engine. And I might dual-stat it for OSR use, because @robertsconley is right: that would make it useful for the biggest number of people.
Technically, 5e would be even better, but we'll see...frankly, it's simply outside my comphort zone atm.
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In other news: Bartertown has earned two violent schools of combat, a fugitive trio - or duo, I'm still undecided - and an oracle who might enlighten you.
Which might or might not be related to one of said schools.
The vampire cult, the apocalyptic cult, the slavers and the drug den are still there, but the lizardmen are now just a part of the local "ethnic make-up" (whereas elves, dwarves and halflings ain't:evil:).
Thinking of taking an extended break from The Site. No disrespect towards Pundit, but all the political bickering there isn't really good for my emotional well-being right now.
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Burritomage
just avoid the political threads
Black Leaf
Black Leaf
Do what's best for your head mate. There's nothing wong with dipping in and out of forums depending on your mood. I do that all the time with TBP.
Voros
Voros
These days all the threads are full of political bitching and moaning.
Fucking impossible to order a gin & tonic in town these days. They come in huge goblets with a bunch of nonsensical garnishes. I hope these people never “discover” the Tom Collins.
Would you all rather play a Vampire: The Masquerade Play By Post or a Street Fighter: The Storytelling Game Play By Post?
Well, I finally got perma-banned from Onyx Path Forums...honestly it took longer than I expected.
Heavy Metal Rules! Punk Sucks!
Tiamat’s Wrath... FUUUUUUUUUCK
My players kinda dislike Flashing Blades for S&S (or rather, my powers houserules. methinks:smile:). OK, we're going to change the system yet again.
I wonder whether they'd like Tales and Legends better;)!
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Dumarest
Dumarest
Have they tried Flashing Blades for 17th Century swashbuckling?
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Some of them, yes, and those are the ones who don't think we need a change. But they don't mind a change either if it would improve the game for others.
In fact, that is my position as well.
Hey, would you hate me if I turned Lorna's powers down a notch? Going through her appearances prior to GS X-Men #1, she doesn't even come close to IN level powers. In fact, with one exception, she exhibits something closer to PR or TY. This, I think we can both agree, is lame as fuck and I'm not suggesting dropping her powers down that far. I'd actually be okay with going from IN to RM, just one rank. Agreeable?
Tulpa Girl
Tulpa Girl
Sure. Sorry I didn't respond earlier, didn't initially get an alert for this.
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