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  • Posted By: jake richmondPosted By: jackson teguThere's evenmore? I mean, in life besides japanese schoolgirl fiction, x-men and star wars? Well, one of my students asked me if he could use Panty Explosion to play Warhammer 40K. So yes, there's more…
  • So, being greedy.... Does the custom sketch offer cover folks that go hog-wild and pick up the Cel*Style pre-order bundle, or is it Panty Explosion Perfect only?
  • [1] Dungeons: The Dragoning. If you've a love for over-the-top gonzo, you should download it while you've got the opportunity; it's full of so much copyright violation, I'm surprised it's lasted this long. There's a bookmarked version of it here: ht…
  • Posted By: Captain TharkI'm just looking for games that have an interesting take on the whole anthro thing. Ironclaw and it's ilk try to sell themselves on that, and I was trying to get a feel for if it sounded like something I'd be interested in pl…
  • 1. It's a fairly widespread system. Lots of folks don't love it, but they're willing to play it. Get people together and say, "I want to run sci-fi game". and you'll have all sorts of questions and discussion. Get folks together and say, "I want to …
  • Posted By: Neko Ewen I've been trying to design an Azumanga Daioh/slice of life 4-koma manga game (titled "Raspberry Heaven") for a while, and I'm about ready to scrap most of what I have and start from almost-scratch a second time. It's really hard…
  • Posted By: SunaPosted By: Scurvy_PlatypusMy wife recently tried her hand at GMing for the first time ever (PDQ system). 3 of her 4 players (I was the 4th) were first time gamers (2 of them with theatre background) and the "narative ambush" popped up…
  • "Azumanga Daioh" is one of my immediate top picks for anime that I've enjoyed. If I could read japanese, I'd buy it. If there were a translation of it, I'd buy it. If I had talent, I'd write it. Sadly, it's a style of game/story that is just way to…
  • A bit late, but I figured I'd offer my response... This has come up several times before (not necessarily here) and rather than reposting my most recent response, I'll simply provide you with a link to it. Warning: It's reasonably long. http://fo…
  • Posted By: EldirYeah, in moderation it can be great. I only really have a problem with it when someone uses it to shortcut discussion on something they know/are afraid someone else will disagree with. Basically the problem is dysfunctional communic…
  • My wife recently tried her hand at GMing for the first time ever (PDQ system). 3 of her 4 players (I was the 4th) were first time gamers (2 of them with theatre background) and the "narative ambush" popped up. My wife's response was fine I thought..…
  • Well, my first impulse is to break it up sorta like I've seen some runecasting done I guess; I've got no idea what the game is like, or what the symbols mean, so it's definitely a personal interpretation. This is me figuring it out as I type; I'm on…
  • Posted By: jdfristromI missed the sarcasm too and thought to myself, "WhatdoI have to learn from this?" It's funny. It's viral. It only takes a few minutes of your time. I'm glad I "played" it. Back when I worked at Treyarch we used to joke "Man, a…
  • Wow. Hard to believe so much time has already passed. *sigh* Children of Ra: Still moving along. I'm pushing hard to try and get at least something playtestable by the end of January. I talked to the groovy Jake Richardson regarding some art and I…
  • Posted By: AndyNot really asking about The New Game You're Designing Now, more like the following: * What are you prepping to run or play? * What sorts of "lonely fun" are you engaging in (creating sample characters, etc) * Creating material/sheets…
  • Beyond the Supernatural. Oh sure it was supposedly a "horror" game, but it was as much "horror" as the X-Files was. Heck, we were playing X-Files before there was such a thing. Alien abductions, ley line teleportation, psychic possssion by homicidal…
  • I guess this means that despite 20 years of playing and running RPGs, I would never have qualified as a gamer. Interesting. I think it's difficult to simply slap a label on folks. Those that self-identify as "gamers" do so because they feel that th…
  • Posted By: Levi-Who-Babbles. If this is true, then what else is true? Usually I just lurk around here, but I'll try a thought out... As a person that's just bought this thing [game], you've just made a statement. You have this image of what this [g…
  • Another thing that sorta muddies the waters a bit: http://torrentfreak.com/kiwi-isp-already-disconnecting-alleged-pirates-090318/ As an aspiring artist and also as a dude working on a couple of different rpg things, I've got an interest in what …
  • You know... I've seen an awful lot of people over the years start banging the "Hero's Journey" drum and I've got to say... I generally don't buy it. That doesn't mean you _can't_ do a Hero's Journey using D&D or other systems, just that there's …
  • I will forever hate Cook God. The game billed itself as a cross between Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, Hero, and God of Cookery. Sweet sweet wuxia action I thought. I pictured it as maybe being something like PCs are …
  • Posted By: fnord3125Posted By: OgremarcoCurrent British Parliamentary politics, just switch pretty for influential, and cool, for popular in the polls. "I hate the esteemed gentleman from Leeds because He's more popular in the polls than I am."Inte…
  • Yeah, I've done a fair amount of one-on-one games with my wife too. The topic has come up a number of times at rpg.net and I usually make the same points that Brand does, only not as thorough. System can be an issue definitely. The number of games…
  • Yeah, I'll definitely join the horror group then. Wolf, thor... Whisper me and we'll see if we can't knock something together.
  • Posted By: northerainMostly, you need to have a project you're actively working on and in the case of the Horror Group, it should be somewhat...horror. That's not so that I can shut the door on anyone's face, it's just keeping in line with the group…
  • So.... what exactly is the "threshold" for joining? I'm in the position of working on a couple of projects, but I'm not really doing "system design" for the most part. I'm using systems that have already been worked on and published, and then I'm…
  • Children of Ra (furthest along): With Sun pistol in one hand, heka-blade in the other and the Shabti with its Sun Cannon laying down cover fire, you and your team are going to go through the God gate and face the minions of Apep and other foes of Ma…
  • Posted By: SquidLordFor something a bit off the beaten path, you could take your engine fromThe Zorcerer of Zo, which uses the lightweight PDQ system. Wouldn't be my first choice because I tend more toward the flexible Trait systems when I can, but …
  • Posted By: GB Steve I'm pretty happy to accept that much mainstream gaming is associated with power fantasies (although probably not Call of Cthulhu much at all or Traveller quite so much) but it seems to me that one of the strengths of Indie gaming…
  • Posted By: Jonathan MIn fact, I tend to feel somewhat uncomfortable assuming the role of a hero. Partly due to playing too many games in this vein and partly due to personal politics, I would be happiest as a GM and a player to play in a world wher…
  • The group I'm with is going to try Cold City for 3 or 4 games and then (currently) plans on doing some Truth & Justice. I plan on trying out some Hellas as a solo game. Using the Mythic GM Emulator to handle some of the stuff, as well as some o…
  • Bear in mind I've only played a couple of times... First time, Gregor ran the game. He had a planet made in a couple of minutes and away we went. He seemed to have a strategy to how he used his tokens. They weren't all slapped out there at once, no…
  • Posted By: Daniel H.I love E6, but is there a way to divorce it from the Player’s Handbook? Technically, is it still tied to the experience-point table? There's different ways of handling it depending on how fancy you want to go. At the most basic…
  • Pt 3 ----------------------------------------------------------- Right now, with the small press side of rpgs going the way it is, _some_ of that cycle of failure is able to be skipped. But if you really want people to stop looking for an "anime" r…
  • Pt 2 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Personally? I am so bored to fucking tears with the whole "anime" and "rpg" thing. Any time this stupid topic comes up, it boils down to a bunch of people sitting around talkin…
  • This is long, so I've got to break it into a few parts. I really do need to get an Editor or something... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I…
  • There were some other bits done for Unaris too. Sample characters and I think a couple of adventures. I want to say there was a map too or something. I've got this stuff sitting at home on the hard drive. If you don't have the stuff hansel, I'm per…
  • Posted By: Paul CzegePeople want to believe that when they create something powerful and excellent that it is wholly the product of their own genius, and when they create shite, the blame accrues to an external source. Think about it this way. If y…
  • I've actually gone in a completely different direction... http://wowio.wordpress.com/2008/04/18/olpc-xo-and-the-magic-sunshine-screen The ability to rotate the screen around and lay it flat is pretty sweet. It's particularly nice because yo…
  • I think the question is actually a pretty complex one you're answering. Things like how people got started in the hobby, the reason they've continued participating, heck, maybe even the rule set they started with and the style of the GM... Me, I st…
  • Posted By: DInDenverBob, I doubt anyone will be offended by the term crutch. It seemed like an appropriate use of the term. But, I am not sure if you answered my question. Would you, personally, leave a game because the rules were treated differentl…
  • Sorry if it seemed like I was drifting this into a "Sell me" thread. I find 'em annoying myself. I've obviously failed at trying to get what's in my head onto the screen, so I'll step out now.
  • Matt Wilson wrote: Have you actually read the game text? Or just what's on the web site? No, I haven't. Which is why I did preface my statement with "So maybe I'm out of line here..." I read the Fall hardback Mouseguard book and enjoyed it. …
  • So maybe I'm out of line here... But the responses I see here seem to basically come from the perspective of "You're going to have to work in order to understand and enjoy the game". That's great for some people. But the copy from the websi…
  • David Artman wrote: Here's an idea someone has done with Jyhad (Vampire: the Eternal Struggle) cards: shadow box art. So, there's some folks that have messed around with what David is talking about. His explanation doesn't quite do it justice t…
  • Well, you could use them as inspiration for things to happen. Sort of like Storypath cards. If you're running a fantasy game, use them as visual representations of various whatevers that pop up... NPCs, monsters, etc. When you hand out magic item…
  • Oh for pete's sake... this is ridiculous. I'm going to have to get me an editor for these stupid posts of mine... anyway, part 2 of the above post... I'm pretty sure that there's an awful lot more people out there playing Gurps than free games. I…
  • buddha the postman wrote: Risus - lot of times, one Conan minicampaign, my friends are still using it Frenzy - once again, many times. Still played among people I've introduced them to the game Wuthering Heights - at least 4 times, I heard about…
  • If a game isn't being played, there's a reason for it. It doesn't matter whether it's a "pay" game or a "free" game. _WHY_ a game isn't being played can be an interesting question. Sean apparently does _not_ believe that free games get played _less_…
  • Raphael Sadowski wrote: "Free games get played less" - Why do you believe this?... because the majority of people just aren't playing them. If the small press / indy side can't be generally bothered with playing them, and we know that the major…