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Interesting post:


Especially:

"if we could [see things from the perspective of Malory's female characters], men would appear as strange spirits too. Violent, dangerous, clad in iron, appearing out of the mists, dealing out death and strange troubles, focuses of obsession and desire for power, greatly wanted, greatly feared."
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Baeraad
Baeraad
Now I kind of want to run a Mists of Avalon style Pendragon campaign where the players all play damsels, just to try the idea out.
Reading some oWoD books. As always, getting the very strong feeling that the people writing them either didn't know or didn't care how their rule system actually worked.
Baeraad
Baeraad
Sure, you can play it, but I maintain that you can't play Mage - in particular - the way it's described in the fluff. If someone can explain to me how characters with Arete 2-4 (which is supposed to be what most mages have) routinely seem to roll 3-4 successes at least given the sort of feats they pull off at a moment's notice, I'm all ears. :p
Faylar
Faylar
I never did Mage. From what I heard it was an addon that wasn't overly popular. Mostly WTA and VTM.
Baeraad
Baeraad
Those two do seem to be somewhat more coherent, yes.
:sad: ...A second locked thread in a month. Same pattern of a couple of entitled users (nobody can guess which two I am thinking about) feeling their precious feelings were offended:shade:.
I'm almost starting to understand Pundit, despite his lack of taste when it comes to basic mechanics :devil:!
I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna run a Conan 2d20 one shot.
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Tommy Brownell
Tommy Brownell
And see, I would probably never consider running Conan d20. I KNOW I don't want that mess. But I'm planning to do a Conan 2d20 review, and I wanna see it in play first.
Endless Flight
Endless Flight
Conan d20 was actually one of the better iterations of 3.0, if you can stomach it.
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Tommy Brownell
Tommy Brownell
I'm sure it is, just as I'm sure I can't. :smile: I SUSPECT that my group is going to like the "gameiness" of 2d20, if they can get past the "roll under", but we'll see. If they hate it, no harm, no foul. I'm giving both Conan and Witcher a go in their native systems, see how it works out.
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I'm spending more and more time on the BG gamebook forum...as opposed to the RPG forums. I'm even discussing RPGs there.
Why? The community is better.
...And I guess that kinda explains why I'm at the Pub, too, instead of at some bigger forums that shall remain unnamed?
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Rich H
Rich H
Will have to look this up as I didn't even know it existed! Do you have a link to the best area for debate?
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I slugged some jerk in Tahoe
They gave me one to three
My high-priced lawyer sprung me on a technicality
I'm just visiting Folsom Prison, I get to sleep at home tonight
Aaaarggghhh, I'm trying to write a let's-read, but I just end up making personal attacks against the author. That's not at all what I want to be like. But he's just so damn ATTACKABLE! :p
Faylar
Faylar
I have to ask... who? I have a few suspicions, but...
Baeraad
Baeraad
*sighs* I probably shouldn't say, for the same reason why I shouldn't do this let's read. Let he without sin throw the first stone, and all. But yeah, like you say, there is no shortage of RPG authors who can get on a person's last nerve... :tongue:
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Dumarest
Dumarest
But I haven't published my work...
Writing my own gamebook began a couple hours ago.
My plans to start with a short, simple story suffered a crucial setback less than 10 minutes later. Maybe I should write the short story separately?
It's a wuxia game, BTW, I guess nobody's surprised. For starters, I'm planning to make it a "pick your character" game.
A
AsenRG
i write it like I prepare for my sessions, though. So it's some hard work, but not that much, and shouldn't take long!
A
AsenRG
But unless you read Bulgarian, I'd advise you to use this link... well, it should work.
Most people there speak fluent English, but by no means all.
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AsenRG
Still, nothing says you couldn't start a thread :smile:! Though it took me some time to find how to register...if you click on a thread that's not locked and the "register" button is found between the posts :grin:!
I'm reading the (unpublished) system "Cathay's Art of Roleplaying". Hmm...if there's a precursor to LotW, that was probably it:grin:!
TristramEvans
TristramEvans
I was fascinated by that one in the early aughts, but long since lost track of it (used to be on an Alta-vista website)
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AsenRG
Altavista? It seemed like some HK university to me!
Traveller has to feel pulpy, in the "men's adventure" sense of the word. Star Wars, Firefly, Borderlands and even The Expanse all drink form the same sources; Westerns, Republic serials, early-to-mid C20 SF (which in turn drank from Spengler, Toynbee and other historians who believed in cycles of civilization of barbarism).
Waiting for mythweavers to come back online so I can try to start my game. In the meantime, coming up with ways for the medical establishment in the World of Darkness to really suck.
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The Butcher
The Butcher
Absolutely trivial to make his life hell. Residents in the US are expected to work 80-hour weeks. (And that’s after legislation was passed. 100-120 hours was common in some programs.)

Continued failure to comply with his scheduled work hours will likely result in termination, making his future career prospects doubtful.

A bit difficult to chase monsters when you’re working the equivalent of two full-time jobs.
The Butcher
The Butcher
Besides, residents are expected to study a lot, give presentations and sit mock exams prepared to coach them for the medical specialty board exams.

If you’re in an academic medical center you are also expected to be involved in research and publish papers.

Furthermore, even if you do everything right, attendings can be dicks and berate you for the smallest mistakes.

Now go and make your PC’s life hell.:hehe:
Baeraad
Baeraad
Will do. ;)
Prepping Hunter: the Reckoning. Must make antagonists Tragically Cool while also deconstructing the whole concept of Tragic Coolness. Because that's not too complicated or anything... :p
Reading through the Hunter: the Reckoning rules again reminds me of two things: one, I really love the oWoD style and ambience. Two, I have really gotten completely spoiled by rule systems that actually... y'know... work.
Say what you will of Exalted, and I usually do. But there's no other game that gives you the same "this is gonna be SO AWESOME!!!" feeling when creating a character.
The ceaseless march of uncaring Time drags on as another year nears its end and once more the agonizing question weighs upon my soul:

Will this be the year I break down and order a Palladium Christmas grab bag?

UPDATE: no, it won’t. Already blew too much money on Black Friday stuff. Gaah
Ten of us will strike at you like thunder
A hundred of us will strike at your hearts
A thousand of us will strike and obliterate you
Ten thousand of us will strike you like the wrath of Heaven!
Left yet another forum because of off-topic Culture Wars nonsense. Thank God for the Pub.
Rich H
Rich H
Between RPGNet and RPGSite's extremes I have no idea where to go anymore. Hoping this place is better.
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Voros
Voros
The Pub's 'no politics' rule is common sense for a RPG forum. Hell people get mad enough at each other over THAC0 and Descending AC!
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Dumarest
Dumarest
That's because ascending AC is the work of the devil.
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Sorry about not being able to post the GURPS thread yesterday. Storm knocked out the power.
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