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My eight-year-old daughter told me, "My dream isn't to be a bank robber; I want to be a YouTuber."
First day of 3rd and 4th grades, respectively, for my kids tomorrow, so we're busy making sure everything and everyone is ready. I hope to update the PBPs tonight; if not, then I should be able to do so tomorrow.
My longest-standing player-avoiding-social-interactions is now building her crime empire. And she's having fun.
In Kirighast. As a heroic mortal. Using Cepheus Engine.
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The subtle Aubrey–Maturin undertones of Kwazii and Captain Barnacles only become apparent on the 48,000th viewing.
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kaulesh
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I'm dumb so I don't know what that means, but as an adult who recently watched the series for the second time to completion with his toddler I can approve.
Séadna
Séadna
All that matters is the shared experience of Octonauts!

If you want to know it's a reference to the Master and Commander series by Patrick O'Brian
I have jury duty on August 19th so likely won't be around to update any PBPs that day.
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AsenRG
So what's it about? A murder? A multi-million inheritance:grin:?
Dumarest
Dumarest
They forced me to watch numerous female lingerie models strip naked to identify which one was "The Naked Bandit" robbing sunbathers at the local nude beach. It was dreadful.
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AsenRG
The XXL-sized models, I guess? I hear the naked bandit is rather corpulent!
When a long awaited Kickstarter shows up, but it turns out it's a flaming hot mess that you're sure you'll never actually use...
The thing about not gaming is that it’s sort of a self-reinforcing state, isn’t it? The longer it’s been the more difficult it becomes to pierce the non-gaming bubble. At least as a GM.
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Doc Sammy
Doc Sammy
Welcome to my world...
CRKrueger
CRKrueger
You’re right, the longer it goes, the harder it will be.

Start small, board game or card game, get into the “we have to schedule this or we won’t do it” mindset and schedule it. Then play a game with a lot of procedural content, go hexcrawling and roll random encounters, play some of those narrative games that make great one shots with lots of player contribution.
CRKrueger
CRKrueger
Then you can ease yourself into real role playing again.:devil:
After 7-8 months of not really gaming, I'm thinking I might be rusty if I ever game again.
Going to "Waterfalls Beach" today so I may not be able to update the PBPs until tomorrow as I also have a Ghostbusters session after we get home.
Huh. I just realized what bothers me so much in some gaming systems where you just roll dice without many tactical options in the book (OD&D, for example).
Namely, they are actually serving a storyteller player's purposes better than mine. "Just tell me what happens next!" vs "Let me see how I might impact the outcome!"
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The Butcher
The Butcher
The idea that “GM rulings = storytelling”
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AsenRG
...of course, there's no such idea in my post.
"Systems where you can just roll some dice to hit, some dice to damage, and resolve the fight without losing much, serve a storyteller player ("Just tell me what appens next!") much better than it serves me"? Now, that idea is indeed contained inside. But it's, like, the exact opposite!
The Butcher
The Butcher
Happy to be mistaken here. But expedient resolution is desirable for most players, not just the “storyteller” type. If anything it’s the stickler for detail that’s the outlier.
I see (in Lidl): "Working for us, you get paid for every minute of overtime".
I read: "You won't get paid for a single minute during which you weren't working".
I know: I'm a Referee.
Savage Rifts still too crunchy. Wish I could like Fate or something similarly abstract because that seems like the best strategy to decrunchify without losing the fun bits.
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Voros
Jason Cordova was working on a PbtA Rifts hack but I don’t think he ever finished it.
Last hour of the Battlesystems KS, worth taking a look if you haven't yet (find the thread in Other Games for the link)
We have been seeing the effects of the stiltifying influence of Disney in RPG settings as well... and frankly: I doubt Disney would be ever broken, but we can at least chase it from our tables.
The Butcher
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Voros
Voros
I thought this was a good piece but his comparison to the Studio Period in Hollywood is a bit off as classic Hollywood produced a wide range of diverse films.
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Shipyard Locked
Shipyard Locked
This sounds like it could be an interesting thread. What effect of Disney have you noticed on settings?
A week and a half away from my return to a pro wrestling ring. God, I'm an idiot.
Reading The Anubis Gates for the first time (fuck, it's good) and watching Dark (first seasons, also really good, if confusing at times) so yeah, on a sinister time travel mood. How to gamify this?
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Voros
Voros
I’ve read other Powers but oddly not Anubis Gates, although I think I have it somewhere on my bookshelf.
The Butcher
The Butcher
Voros
Voros
I really enjoyed The Stress of Her Regard, which is a story of shapeshifters among the Romantic Poets.
Interrupted the session last night due to a player making a fuss*...is that a trend or what:smile:?

*Over her plan to escape all pursuit, after acquiring a powerful magical item (that at least 3 other people are searching for) kinda failed. Well, she escaped 2 out of 3, but obviously that wasn't good enough.
So what am I supposed to do if the NPC chick has "owns a flying reptile mount" in her inventory notes;)?
I'm even more grateful that I discovered the Pub with its no politics rule.
Now it seems other hobby communities are following the lead of TBP...as a positive example. How is it positive is beyond me, frankly.
But, well, Guardian article says a knitting community followed suit.
Alas poor Balin I knew you sort of. So sad that Lurgen may have actually outlived you!
Taking my daughter to a birthday party soon and then playing Merc, so it's doubtful I'll be able to update any PBPs for the next eight to ten hours. In case anyone cares. :tongue:
Just had my first PC death in over a decade, I think. Well, it might be a bit less, I'd need to check.
@Dumarest almost manages to make OD&D fun, but the mechanics really are working against him, IMNSHO.
I mean...he's running his CT and D6 Swords and Planet (Star Wars) games in the exact same "pulpy high-octane action with a mix of dry humour and pranks" style. But they work much more smoothly, IME.
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AsenRG
Not rude, but merely logical. The game wouldn't be improved by also becoming slow to resolve. Quite the opposite.
The Butcher
The Butcher
Waah, waah, my PC got killed. Man up and roll a new one, brah. :grin:
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AsenRG
Hey, I have already! But such an event deserved some mention!
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