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  • jpatterson's Avatar
    02-20-2015, 07:01 PM
    If/when people want to post their own favorite RPG resources, I will check them out and add them to this stickied post so we all have a big useful bunch of stuff at everyone's fingertips!
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    02-20-2015, 01:44 PM
    I've created a post in the staff forums here and PMd the admins about a number of issues to make them aware of some of these types of things. So we're sorry for the delay in response and the inconvenience. I can't give any estimation of time for response or action on these, but just know that the...
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    02-20-2015, 01:41 PM
    Free Useful RPG Resources (free unless otherwise indicated) Free Games OpenD6 (formerly West End Games' D6, base for original Star Wars and Ghostbusters) http://opend6.wikidot.com/ RISUS the Anything RPG http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/downloads.htm#Risus Basic Fantasy Roleplaying
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    02-19-2015, 08:18 PM
    Sorry I don't have a cellphone or laptop or anything, let alone pads or tablets or such. All I've got is my computer I built myself off the net in 2005. But I'll still look through the game and the site and see if anything comes to mind. =)
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    02-18-2015, 02:16 PM
    I have DL this but not looked through it yet, had some pressing other projects, but I will see if I can wrap my meagre brain around it, you make it sound good.
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    02-12-2015, 01:37 PM
    Then I might be willing to talk to some people I know and give D&D one more try. I hated 3.5 and PF and 4 were only marginally better, and I only had the early release stuff for 5 but it didn't look appreciably different to me, but I'm willing to keep an open mind about it. But I lean toward games...
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    02-10-2015, 08:32 AM
    jpatterson replied to a thread @@*@&#%^!(@*! in Feedback
    See, this is why I think and always try to remember mods and to the larger extent, the admins like Matt and Farcaster, are really so laudable. They get complaints, sometimes angry, very nearly accusatory and condemning ones, and they work on fixing the issue at hand - hearing the CONTENT of the...
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    02-10-2015, 08:29 AM
    I can see over a period of time of playing a character, you can easily answer 36 questions and definitely all the ones you list above. But that's with a character that has grown and developed, and you've gotten a good feel for. I think to a large extent, that simply can't be asked for new...
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    02-09-2015, 12:46 AM
    It's this kind of outside the box, out-of-context thinking I think is valuable to anything, including RPGs. Gaming IS most commonly know from video games, so this is definitely relevant, both implicitly, because gaming, through whatever media, will have many of the same dynamics and features, and...
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    02-09-2015, 12:38 AM
    Hi there, I posit this as a possible character generation step for people to get a more well-rounded, three-dimensional character, working from a NY Times article. How could it be made better, if anyone is curious? Otherwise, maybe it will be helpful! I've linked to my blog post because the 36...
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Date of Birth
June 29, 1973 (41)
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Near Claremore
State:
Oklahoma
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Country:
USA
Willing to Travel:
20 miles
Availability
LFG/LFP:
No
Desired Gaming Frequency:
Weekly - Once per week
Gaming Preferences
Player/GM:
Either
Preferred Genres:
Fantasy, Horror, Modern
Favorite RPGs:
CoC, WFRP, Feng Shui, Savage Worlds
Gaming Worlds:
Warhammer, Hellfrost
Preferred Playing Style:
50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
Ideal Group Size:
Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
Online RPGs?:
Yes
What are you looking for?:
Play by post, online chat/vtt, group - rules lite-ish if possible.
About Me
Real Name:
Jason J. Patterson (JP)
Biography:
Early 40s male, 3/32 Cherokee, have run tabletop, forum and chat games; Warhammer FRP2E, CoC and Feng Shui, Savage Worlds, Chill. Enjoy reading RPG.NET etc. Prefer online. Not D&D/D20 fan.

General Overview:
I enjoy rules-lite to rules-medium games; not necessarily "hack and slash", but cinematic and active when possible, both as a player and as a GM, cool is the rule - the more awesome, the better - implausible but applause-worthy stunts are terrific!

While I like players to feel free to do stunts and come up with big ideas, they need to share the spotlight with each other, and ALSO to remember there IS a plot/story backdrop to play against and solve also, and obstacles to overcome. The GM puts the obstacles and plot there FOR the players and their characters, for those characters to demonstrate their best qualities, whatever the players feel those are, however the players play them. The adventures are ABOUT the characters, because they are the ones DOING them, but their goal, is about whatever the objective of the adventure is.

What percentage of my games are RP vs Combat? 50%/50%? What do the other GM's say? I really want to win that car. Seriously though, what do you consider RP? Climbing a mountain or sneaking into a castle past the guards? Besting a wizard in a battle of wits? Winning a debate with the mayor, charming the princess, convincing the townsfolk not to lynch the witch? Planning out your next route to the Forbidden Mines? The amount of combat and RP is really mostly up to the players, so I can only say 50/50 because I can't really predict what will happen.

I'm not fond of fiddly rules, lots of fluff, convoluted restrictions and monotonous tactical quibbling - I like cool narrative and clever ideas - those win out every time.

Recent/Current Games I GM:
Feng Shui (Atlas Games), ~5, ~15 on
Solomon Kane (Pinnacle Games Savage Worlds), ~5 on (~10 SW total)
Wushu (Dan Bayn), ~3, ~10 on

Previous Games I've Gamemastered:
AD&D 2E (TSR), many sessions irl, but with no formality, structure or seriousness
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium BRP), ~10, ~3 on
Chill (Mayfair Games), ~1-2, ~3 on
DC Heroes (Mayfair Games), ~1-2
Dungeons & Dragons Redbox/BECMI (TSR), many sessions irl, but no formality/structure/seriousness
Star Trek original series (FASA), ~1-2
Warhammer Fantasy Role Play 1+2E (Games Workshop/Fantasy Flight Games), ~10

Games I'm Interested In:
Basic Action Super Heroes - BASH (Basic Action Games)
Basic Role Playing (Chaosium)
Broadsword (Deep7)
Cartoon Action Hour (Zman Games, Cynthia Celeste Miller)
Hong Kong Action Theater (Guardians of Order)
Mini-Six (AntiPaladin)/OpenD6
Tri-Stat DX (Guardians of Order)

Games I've Played:
All Flesh Must Be Eaten (Eden Games), 1 session irl
Champions (R Talsorian Games), ~3
Dangerous Journeys (Gary Gygax, Game Designers' Workshop), 1
Dark Conspiracy (Game Designers' Workshop - also own), 1
Dragon Magazine's Boxed Collection, ~5
Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 (Wizards of the Coast), ~12, ~on
Dungeons & Dragons 4.0 (Wizards of the Coast), ~12 on
Ghostbusters (West End Games D6), 1
Middle Earth Role Playing (Iron Crown Enterprises), 1
Nephilim (Chaosium), 1
Paranoia (West End Games), 2
Pathfinder (Paizo), 1 on
Pendragon (Chaosium), ~2
Prime Directive (Task Force Games - also own), ~2
Runequest (Chaosium D100), ~8
Serenity (Sovereign Press Cortex), 1
Shadowrun (FASA D6 Dice Pool), ~4
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Last Unicorn Games), 2
Star Wars (West End Games D6), ~5 off
Tales of the Floating Vagabond (Avalon Hill), 1 (tipsy)
Toon (Steve Jackson - also own), 1
Traveler (Game Designers' Workshop), 1 (convention)
Twilight 2000 (Game Designers' Workshop - also own), 1

Games I Own But Haven't Played:
Batman RPG (Mayfair Games)
Expendables (Stellar Games)
GURPS, Car Wars (Steve Jackson)
Hahlmabrea (Sutton Hoo Games)
It Came From the Late, Late, Late Show (Stellar Games)
Judge Dredd (Games Workshop)
Marvel Superheroes (TSR)
Men In Black (West End Games)
Necroscope/Masterbook (West End Games)
Palladium RPG (Palladium)
Quick and the Dead, the (White Wolf)
Rolemaster (Iron Crown Enterprises)
Shades of Fantasy (HinterWelt Enterprises)
Super Squadron (Adventure Simulations)
Swordbearer (Heritage Models)
Tabloid (TSR Amazing Engine)
Talislanta (Bard Games)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Palladium)

The Horror:
And just in case you're curious, I also created a character for FATAL, using a spreadsheet and 3 hours of my life I'll never get back.

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Evilution Unchained for Champions/HERO Supers, New Adventure for Sale!

by jpatterson on 12-15-2014 at 09:53 PM
So, one of our very own PPG members, Pruttm, has got his supers adventure, Evilution Unchained, for Champions Complete/HERO Games, up for sale on RPGNow. Most of the art used in it is mine, so I'm doubly proud for him and myself also. Since this is my personal blog here, I'm going to crow about it and say I helped go over it and provide feedback and I can personally attest he has put an unbelievable amount of time and effort into getting this "just right" and I want to do my part to help

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Ghoulblasters - Free Fan System and Adventure

by jpatterson on 10-14-2014 at 01:33 PM
I've uploaded Ghoulblasters, my free restatement of West End Games' Ghostbusters RPG system from the 80s. What ya gonna download?

http://www.penandpapergames.com/foru...do=file&id=135
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Temporary PPG Alternate Chat (IRC)

by jpatterson on 05-14-2014 at 09:24 PM
I have set up an IRC chatroom hosted on PPG member Lazarus' site, as an alternate with easy to follow instructions - everything is on this page:

http://peracles-rpg.com/guest/jp/chat/ppg_alt/
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Why not Visit PPG Chat? New or Old - All are Welcome!

by jpatterson on 04-16-2014 at 02:58 PM
Hi there, neighbor, I'm jpatterson (JP for short), a user and chat moderator here on Pen & Paper Games. First off, welcome to the PPG site and forums if you haven't been welcomed! Feel free to post and ask questions, start topics, look for games, make posts looking for games or players or just chat in the Introductions and Offtopic forum categories.

I'd also like to take a moment to turn your attention to PPG's local site chatroom, its activity displayed in real-time at

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Member's Files

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Miniature Measurement and Scale Equivalents : This is a simple .PNG of various useful tabletop gaming scales and measurements. I made this equivalency chart using various internet sites, but this one was the most helpful: http://theminiaturespage.com/ref/scales.html 05-03-2013 64
Savage Seed: Pregnancy in Savage Worlds : This is a Savage Worlds specific work for dealing with pregnancy in tabletop roleplaying, for active or passive NPCs or PCs. 05-08-2013 54
Worlds Hammer: WFRP2> Savage Worlds Bridge : This is what I call a "Bridge" (a conduit used to get from a departure point to a destination) - a mechanical conversion of Warhammer Fantasy Role Play 2nd Edtion (WFRP2) to Savage Worlds. It is an incomplete (though I'm working on further progress o ... 04-26-2013 72
Savage Worlds Combat Actions Generator : This is intended to provide some narrative resources and inspiration for GMs and Players for cinematic combat descriptions. UPDATED Nov 4, 2013! For visual examples of many listed Parry/Guards: http://www.chivalrynow.net/sword/guards.htm UPDATED N ... 05-15-2013 300
Free Public Domain RPG Dice Icons - Dec 2014 : This is a full set of dice icons for tabletop roleplaying and other types of gaming, including 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 1d10, 1d12 and 1d20 die types, as well as some numbers, the die notation references and a couple extra dice. This is released as Creative Co ... 12-23-2014 9
Potion Features Generator : This was originally created for Warhammer Fantasy Role Play 2nd Edition, but should be usable for most fantasy games. 06-18-2013 192
Snake Features Generator : This PDF has tables to help you generate various information about snakes, including multi-part name, colors, patterns on their skin, length, etc. 06-18-2013 182
The Guide to Herbs for RPGS (5th Edition) : This is a very extensive public domain guide to herbs for RPGs by Shaun Hately. 06-18-2013 454
Star Trek LUG Custom Character Sheet : This is a custom character sheet I made for my group's LUG Star Trek games. It isn't fancy and doesn't have any cool LCARS designs, but it has pre-listed skills and such, which I find much more useful. 08-24-2013 98
OpenD6 Unified Scale and Weight Chart : This is the product of extrapolations and comparisons from various OpenD6 properties, to arrive at a unified structure for Scale and weight. 09-10-2013 82
Ghostbusters WEG - Forever Halloween : This is an episode of the Real Ghostbusters cartoon/animated series that I adapted into a Halloween adventure for the original West End Games Ghostbusters RPG. Summary The Lord of Night, Samhain, has been brought to the USA and your fair city, by a ... 12-09-2013 92
Online Gem Generator : Hi everybody, just dropping by to offer this link to a site I have up that has some various random generators for everything from gems to useless items, technobabble and wrestling moves (and wrestler names and stats). (I know there are a ton of va ... 01-20-2014 62
Ghoulblasters - Free Fan System and Adventure : Just in time for Halloween - this fan work uses many resources to restate the original West End Games Ghostbusters RPG in a much more condensed and somewhat modified form, though it is still over 90% compatible with any material you have for Ghostbus ... 10-14-2014 33