Jobs offered: I had several takers on designing a character sheet. Still in progress
Jobs taken: Copy-editing for a supplement. Working on it. I am also getting some feedback to Dan about the adventure prep procedures.
My podcast, Roll For News, is going strong and got a couple of glowing recommendations:
Brad Murray says:
This podcast, by the way, is one that was recommended to me in my Brad hates podcasts thread and I love it. It's short, directed, interesting,…
Apparently there are others. I am the Ryan called Mountzionryan or Ryan Shelton on G+.
I am 38 and have been married for 20 years. I have 2 kids.
I am an Orthodox Christian.
I work for the Dept of Energy in Oak Ridge TN.
I have a lovely…
Our one-shot game of The Mountain Witch felt epic. Characters sacrificed themselves for their goals. Killed one another. I t was bloody, exhausting, and epic.
Posted By: Simon Pettersson... but I think you can do it in a one-shot... issues that deve…
I heartily endorse that thread on the big purple.
I pretty much just use a player handout and a sheet of control notes (static stuff)
Here's a couple of examples:
New player to our group. His first multisession game. I believe it's one of his first times GMing.
Since the game is through 3 of 6 sessions, we are going to let it ride and offer constructive criticism after the fact. There is a fair bit of Mary S…
Law of Conservation of NPCs.
I couldn't remember who came up with this one, so I googled it. Neel Krishnaswami
If you already have an NPC that can be the spy, use her.
If your PCs brother could also be the killer, let him.
Basically keep the cast…
Thank you for identifying why I'm not enjoying our current GM. He is still a member of the Mystery Cult. None of the rest of us are.
I think one characteristic of the GM Mystery Cult is a strong sense of the GM as adversary.
When I GM I b…
Posted By: Moreno R.Maybe this should go in another thread, I don't want to push Dogs here if you already excluded it... but what you described isn't dogs in the vineyard!
You are one of God’s Watchdogs, a young man or woman called to service …
Posted By: Nathan H.Have ya looked at the Shadow of Yesterday?
I find Bringing Down the Pain a bit confusing, but it's got a bunch of really neat things going on.
Oh, and it's free!
Free's always good... well, usually.
I have Solar System and have b…
Posted By: agonyI'd use Burning Wheel straight, with Lifepath modification. Think some people over at the BW forums started creating lifepaths for this.
From what I've seen BW is too 'crunchy' for my tastes. But mayhap it's tim eto reconsider.
Posted By: J. WaltonIn my opinion, the best game for this is stillDogs in the Vineyard.
I don't want Dogs. I want a variety of townsfolk struggling with the themes of civilization vs. wilderness, free-grazers vs. ranchers, organized c…
Posted By: HarlequinIt took me until this week before I realized that Jason Morningstar's icon on here is a white man crying against a black background. .
Everytime I see his icon I think it's a close-up of a Stormtrooper helmet!
Here are static events and causes I've used from two seperate sessions.
3 Contact with Clarence Boscow.
5 Clothes change/ signs change
8 Control’s attitude becomes begins to change.
10 Building catches fire and no one seems to notice.…
I use fourth wall static triggers. My first few games "Player leaves the table for any reason" was one.
And completely agree on tracking static in the open.
I have specific events tied to static, at low levels they tend to be atmosphereic/ambient …
Check out Mule Skinner Blues. This movie is a Flannery O'Connor story come to life (right down to the gorilla suit).
I know 16 HP and Slim Cessna may be part of the Denver scene, but damn if they don't get southern gothic right, IMO.
I don't tie the HP to static. Usually I give them a mission briefing with a description and some known locations, then let the story play out.
I track static publicly with glass beads ting ting ting, so that may have been my AP.
My players have…
I have The Bees Made Honey in the Lions Skull and between that and several Sunn 0))) albums my guitar drone quota is full, so I didn't give much listen to any other Earth stuff.
Just spent my last few eMusic credits for the month on …
Posted By: Jason NewquistRyan - Thanks for the album recommendation.
You're welcome. One of my favorite things is to recommend music.
After we played I asked my guys if they could see using DD to play other genres and they weren't sure. I think t…
Thanks for the kind words. Dust Devils has produced some of the meatiest characters for the least amount of work I've ever made. Every one of the supporting characters is one I'd love to play.
On McCarthy, I started with No Country for Old Men af…
Posted By: Valamir
I suspect the 40K universe just took Age of Sail-esque crew numbers...
Not sure about the numbers part, but they used Age of Sail notion of a microcosm. This Interview--and a consumerist message on a fortune cookie--is why I bou…
Duty and Honour uses a similar mechanic at a larger scale for Missions. Usually you've got two deadlines for a mission. The first is a Story Deadline (You've got to take and secure the fort before reinforcements arrive). The second is more akin t…
Maybe I didn't make myself clear.
Most other gambling games I can think of involve some aspect of strategy, as it were, playing the odds. Cho-Han is always even odds. Always. What is it that makes it such a popular game?
Was Cho-Han the only g…