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  • Malk0lm's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 AM
    Noxias grows increasingly impatient, from his concealment he calls to his party, "She said 'flee into the woods', make haste before the field is theirs!"
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  • Malk0lm's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 AM
    This sounds good. However I feel we should keep someone behind to follow us to keep an eye out for any followers. Who has the best stealth? Also, I know there is a term that describes the practices of keeping an ally far behind a party to keep an eye out for tails, but I can't think of it. Any...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:49 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread Well, here we go! in Introductions
    arara... profile read. if you like learning by reading - may i suggest that you look up the four or five or so active games in the play by post section? (you can also tell which they are by the last dates posted ^^ ) i have at least two active myself (carnival of souls, & return to the tomb of...
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • magic-rhyme's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    What do you want to see in a gaming advert to get your interest? Over the past three years, I have chatted in person about tabletop roleplaying gaming with strangers I've met at the university, at the local comics-n-games store, at the bookstore, once in a long line at a convenience store,...
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  • magic-rhyme's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    What do you want to see in a gaming advert to get your interest? Over the past three years, I have chatted in person about tabletop roleplaying gaming with strangers I've met at the university, at the local comics-n-games store, at the bookstore, once in a long line at a convenience store,...
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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Another way to do this is almost a Matrix meets Shadow World meets Call of Cthulu scenario. Joe and Jane average _KNOW_ that magic and monsters and stuff is bullcrap, impossible, AND just the stuff of stories. Those few (Neo and crew) that have been unplugged start out with the knowledge that...
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  • voidoblivion's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    No worries, I am glad the game is still ongoing.
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  • voidoblivion's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Cred using one hand he touches his friend and says a silent prayer to Userwroth to hide him from the eyes of our enemies (non detection), while raising a potion of Healing to his friends lips so that he can drink quickly.
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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    I make my players roll LOTS of perception checks... just to keep them on their toes. If you don't, and then, from out of the blue, ask them to roll a check, they suddenly get mega-curious and it ruins any idea of surprise. By making them roll 40-50 a session, they then stay curious... or not... but...
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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    The websites are great, but my favorite reference is always the local gaming stores. Just ask the geek at the front counter about local groups that play and if there is a gaming bulletin board where the groups advertise for openings in their groups. MANY stores allow gaming IN the store - and...
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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    "The party prioritizes fleeing from the monastery, hopefully following Cresta. (This is my default assumption at this point.)" To me a little more priority towards following Cresta, but fleeing the monastery seems an overwhelming need at the moment, so let us try to make it an orderly retreat...
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  • magic-rhyme's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    I ran one campaign in which all the PCs were hired as defense crew for a seagoing ship on a quest something like the travels of the Argonauts with Jason, the various ships under Odysseus and under Sinbad the Sailor, and a touch of the Dawntreader from the Narnia books. Their conflicts included...
    18 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Malruhn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    I've run both - and can say from personal experience that "fate" is nothing more than railroading on a grand scale. I run a sand-box style campaign, and that means that while I may present wonderful adventure hooks, it's up to the characters to make their own decisions and "choose their own...
    1 replies | 39 view(s)
  • magic-rhyme's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Taken seriously, that statement excludes all fantasy, all horror, all SF, and all superhero campaigns, then, for in all of them we approach scientific principles and/or metaphysics differently than we approach them in real life. And if it wasn't meant seriously, why make it? (Unless it was an...
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  • magic-rhyme's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    Something like that, yes, except as a real roleplaying game (Tabletop Face-2-Face Pen-&-Paper RL) instead of as a surrogate substitute approximation of a roleplaying game (computer / console / arcade / other video / online / forum / chatroom -- all of which make great wargames and "round robins",...
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  • rtcvb32's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    Unless there's a time limit or it's especially difficult, usually succeeding in something like that could be automatic. You don't make a programmer in Shadowrun roll his skill every time he does his job when he's at work, it's reserved for more stressful moments. Now if the walls were slick, the...
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  • ABBQTurtle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    Thanks :) I May do so haha
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  • ABBQTurtle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    1. Everybody has mana. Mana is used for the skills listed in the Class section. This tells you what your abilities are for each class and how much health they have, how much mana it costs to use an ability, etc. think of it as stamina! :) 2. I will add visuals, good idea! :) But, as described,...
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  • Max_Writer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    The new Cthulhu Campaign continues! Mary-Jane Holland and John McKeefe are joined in Providence, R.I. by others. Last weekend I ran What Goes Around, Comes Around from Resurrected III - From the Vault. Here is the first journal entry for that game: ...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 AM
    (Also, I figured out a way to scout the area without putting anything living within their apparent range of sensing life forms.)
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  • PnP News Bot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 AM
    PnP News Bot started a thread [Kobold Quarterly] Ley Lines Contest Voting in News
    Originally posted on 04-19-2014 09:00 AM at koboldquarterly.com Now that you have all six of the entries for the Ley Lines contest, it’s time to vote for your favorite entry. Just pick one of the entries below when you see our poll go live! If you haven’t yet read all the entries, you can visit...
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  • Sneaksta's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:08 AM
    One more little tidbit, is that many in person local RPG/tabletop gaming groups setup a Facebook Group. Log-in to Facebook, flit left to your favorites list ( if on a mobile ) , and enter into the search line something along the lines of " Tampa Area Role Playing...
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  • Sneaksta's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:07 AM
    :attention:I forgot to mention that Pathfinder ALSO has a pretty darn good, extensive SRD on their Website as well.... :peace:
    7 replies | 83 view(s)
  • Scirocco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 AM
    I'm trying to get together a group of preferably 4-6 people to run a few one-shots to see what styles work best for running a game, The two of us have experience in D&D AD&D-4, 3.5 is the preference, Call of Cthulhu, Mouseguard, Burning Wheel, Wizard's Star Wars, and some Dark Heresy. Our...
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  • Sneaksta's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:54 AM
    :sorry: Sorry About the "Book" , I got excited and over enthusiastic... :typing: I look at it as OD&D, Chain-mail, and first edition are very basic, almost simplistic. And if Simplistic and rules light is the way you would like to start, i would recommend Basic Fantasy Role-Playing game which...
    7 replies | 83 view(s)
  • Narayan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:32 AM
    So I have decided not to hold up Xiaolong and the others on the rope below by the number of rounds it took to climb the rope. It may technically be the way the rules are supposed to work, but I also think some dramatic license is appropriate sometimes. I do predict that everyone will put some ranks...
    247 replies | 4768 view(s)
  • Narayan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:29 AM
    Emiko: (Posted on her behalf) Pulls herself up into the bottom of the Vulkyrie dungeon, looking for an enemy in range to target with her eldritch blast. However, there are none she can see clearly at this moment, so she will hold her action until there is. It is your turn What do you do?] ...
    108 replies | 2047 view(s)
  • PnP News Bot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:02 AM
    Originally posted on 04-19-2014 02:01 AM at koboldquarterly.com We have six finalists in the Ley Lines fiction contest, and here is Troy E. Taylor’s entry for your reading pleasure.Mead Hall Yaznexitoken adjusted his jeweled and silver-dusted cloak, which glittered in contrast to his dull...
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  • rtcvb32's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 AM
    I wasn't sure if it was intentional, specifically to keep spammers off. Glad to know it's fixed.
    3 replies | 58 view(s)
  • Carodwen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 AM
    Thanks
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