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JP's Iced Tea PBP

This is mostly from the point-of-view from someone who has joined and is active on this site for forum or play-by-post gaming, as I can't guarantee a remotely consistent schedule week in and week out, or the ability to set aside hours of time, etc., so I'm left with pbp. And this is my blog to ramble on about gaming, normal tabletop and pbp, of course.

  1. "True to Life" Experience in an RPG

    Is it hard to find "realism" or "true to life" experience delivered in an RPG? First - do you want it?

    I think, first of all, it depends on the game you're in, and what expectations you were given, before you joined. If you joined with the promise or idea that it would be "true to life", regardless of what the genre/setting was, then yes, it definitely should be as close to what you expect as possible.

    However, the player also has a lot ...
  2. My Barbarians of Lemuria: Legendary Edition Character

    Kel, Male, Beshaari Desert-Dweller, Race of Man, Wandering Hero
    Attributes: Str 1, Agl 1, Mind 1, Appeal 1
    Combat Abilities: Brawl 0, Melee 1, Ranged 1, Defense 2
    Careers: Barbarian 1, Hunter 2, Peasant 0, Healer 1
    Boons: Beastfriend, Keen Eyesight +1d
    Flaws: Landlubber -1d sea
    LifeBlood (LB): 12
    HeroPoints (HP): 5
    Languages (S/R/W): Besharri, Lemurian
    Armor: Light d6-2 - battle harness, loincloth, boots, bracers, bronze crownband ...

    Updated 04-26-2011 at 09:26 PM by jpatterson

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  3. My Gaming Group

    Although not a game I prefer, this does show me and the majority of my gaming group, including ColdBard, playing Magic: The Gathering, April 11, 2011.



    Me in the yellow. To my right is Ska Daddy the Nephilim. To his left is the Treant. In the foreground is TMI Cold Bard and hiding in the shadows like a ninja behind him is HobgobliRob.

    Updated 04-14-2011 at 09:24 PM by jpatterson

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  4. Solomon Kane Chatlog, Session 5

    So I ran Session 5 of Solomon Kane, the first real beginnings for the Wanderers, on a definite beginning of a quest to find their destinies. I'm... not sure what I think. I forgot to save Session 4. I'm certain this adventure should have only been 1 session long, but it's going to run 3 (hope to GOD it doesn't exceed that, or I've done something horribly, horribly wrong) - and no combat in it so far. I feel like I've failed somewhere, very badly, but the players that stuck around seemed to have ...

    Updated 04-02-2011 at 01:20 AM by jpatterson

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  5. Feng Shui Actual Play: Heart of Darkness

    I don't remember when I ran the first part, sometime in 2010, before October, but I got a chance to finish the adventure up for my players - FINALLY! David Eber's Heart of Darkness.

    NOTE: Spoilers below, so if you are or will be a player in the adventure, it is best not to read this. I'm summarizing both sessions into one, and combining two groups, which consisted of a few different characters, for simplicity.

    Adventure: Heart of Darkness - David Eber
    Available ...

    Updated 03-29-2011 at 10:33 PM by jpatterson

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