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The purported wisdom of experience and maturity fails to provide simple answers for some old questions. For twenty-eight I have been asked, “what is Rifts?” and I dread the question now every but as much as I dreaded it in the past. Maybe even more so.
Why is there even a question about if you should stay or if you should go?

If you go the troubled will be doubled. The calculation seems very clear.
Giganotosaurus
Giganotosaurus
Maybe the trouble from staying is a long term trouble, like If I go I'll have double trouble right away and I can't afford that right now, but If I stay I'll have trouble for 3 times as longer than if I go.
Tommy Brownell
Tommy Brownell
If I go, is the doubled trouble still my problem, or is it someone else's?
I went into my DTRPG library to download the Savage Rifts Player's Handbook (which I got backing the original KS, pre-SWADE) and it's gone from DTRPG. WTF??? Now I'm mad.
I have to know - why would someone reverse during a street race? Were they racing backwards?
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Séadna
Basically there's a pub where you make a left turn onto a long straight road that runs past a forested area. So young lads often slow down near the pub and sort of "swing" around the left turn and then accelerate up the road. This guy basically wanted to "really swing round" ....
Séadna
Séadna
...and so tried to reverse as far as possible up to the pubs door. More as a show off thing. But he reversed into the old junction box for the whole area.

It's still not been repaired, we're being rerouted through some station on the opposite side of the island in order to have the net at all, but it's twelve times slower than its old speed.
Grand Conjunction! So cool. Never been into astronomy but starting to dig it. Don't even have a telescope, just a mobile phone AR app and the hope that it won't be too cloudy.
I was going to start a thread about a campaign idea, and then I realized that I've already got the best system for it: Mythras:shade:!

What campaign idea, you're asking? Does it matter:grin:?
Epic Game Store free game giveaways for the next few days. Starts now with Cities: Skyline.
Don't have to go back to work until January 6th or so. I may not wear a mask or boots or pants for three weeks.
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AsenRG
Congrats!

I'm getting until Jan 2nd, though I've got to go out, so masks remain mandatory for those occasions.
Tommy Brownell
Tommy Brownell
I've already had to leave the house, so I've been a good citizen and wore masks and pants and boots.
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AsenRG
Especially mask and pants are kinda required in polite society:grin:!
OK, now I have a problem. Does anyone know of a martial arts/wuxia game published in the last decade and inspired by Legends of the Wulin?
I have bought it, but I can't remember the name, and thus can't re-read it:grin:!


The game in question is Dragon Pool. I opened my external memories, literally, and found it on one of them:shade:!
Now I'm off to re-read it.
In the Age of Covid, even minor cold symptoms you would normally work through get you sidelined at home and being told to go for testing.
Off work for 2 weeks over a scratchy throat and runny nose... yay me.
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Yeah, that sucks. No COVID yet but three scares, and counting. Hope you fel better soon!
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I've been trying to get into writing original fiction but man, I suck at it. I need to hone my skills but I just can't seem to get it.
Giganotosaurus
Giganotosaurus
Some of the best Advice I ever received was from one of my teachers in Culinary School. I was expressing disappointment with myself at not being able to butcher a chicken very well and was expressing it to my teacher.
Giganotosaurus
Giganotosaurus
I said to him "You always make it look so easy, how are you able to do it without messing up?" He replied "I have butchered over 300 chickens, when I first started out I was as bad as you. You just need practice, and one day you will be as good as me."
Giganotosaurus
Giganotosaurus
He also has repeatedly told us that most of his students are skilled cooks, but lack confidence in their abilites, and that once they find confidence they thrive.
Keep writing and I guarantee that one day you will be a great writer.
I have just learned that there are novels set in the Rifts Phase World setting and that one of the antagonists is an elf called Elias Harkonnen.

Come on, Palladium, help me help you.
Tried to read an Age of Sigmar book and it reads like the only tenuously coherent canon to a crazy Korean MMO. The tech dwarves are cool, though.
CRKrueger
CRKrueger
The Lore is really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, stupid. Age of Sigmar Lore makes Japanese IP knockoff toys repackaged and sold as Luchadors on the streets of Mexico City look like Tolkien and Barker level Worldbuilding.
If womb is pronounced "woom"
and tomb is pronounced "toom"
how come bomb isn't pronounced "boom"?
On the blog, I am posting notes on running the Ruined Tower of Zenopus using old school D&D. The first post covers pages 1-5, the bulk of which is stats for my customized Wandering Monster table. Notes are written up for Holmes Ref (Holmes Basic + OD&D) but should be suitable for any old D&D.

The idea of an irreconcilable split between “Purist” and “Pulp” Lovecraftian role playing is utter bullshit.

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.
Today 21-11-2020 might well become known as "the day when my group broke up". We'll see... but I'm not sure whether I'd even try to change that. Or whether I should.
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AsenRG
Eh, guys, no need to worry. There are other groups as well, I hear D&D even has something of a following... :shade:

And if there aren't any that fit my time slots and preferences, I might try to join an overseas group over Internet. Or do more PbP. Or just use the spare time to get in shape.

Or whatever. But I always survive, and don't even plan to stop playing :gunslinger:!
My boss died from Covid-19 yesterday.
R.I.P., Maxim Mintchev!
Sorry for not being very active on actual gaming threads. The longer you go without gaming, the more it feels like something you won’t be doing anymore... then again, maybe this is the kick in the pants I need.
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The Butcher
The Butcher
Every PbP I’ve been seems to peter out. And sometimes I do miss out on things and the game moves before I’m able to do something. Found that a bit frustrating. But thanks for chiming in! My endgame right now would be to resume gaming via video or voice chat.
Endless Flight
Endless Flight
Would you like to play in a Star Wars D6 PbP? I’ve been thinking of starting one up for days now.
Ghost Whistler
Ghost Whistler
I haven't done any gaming since March., although I didn't really enjoy running Trinity tbh
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