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    09-30-2015, 05:22 AM
    Well it isn't really an either-or situation, more an "and-also", as people do the player/game-finder stuff and post their game in the forums, it's not spamming (unless of course it's spam) since that's what this site, PPG was originally known for, was connecting players, so a forum post and the...
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    09-30-2015, 02:56 AM
    I like the idea of stunt dice and stuff and WFRP3's dice pool idea seems a little like that, though I've not gotten to PLAY a game using the stunt dice stuff (Dragon Age, etc), but W's idea looks slightly more complex, as you say, you can have critical success and still have enormous setbacks,...
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    09-30-2015, 02:48 AM
    jpatterson replied to a thread Hello? in Off Topic
    It is disappointing. I know adminning and stuff can be a lot of work, but just keeping things running doesn't seem like that much of an obligation. I can't truly judge another person's viewpoint I guess, and there are times when we make decisions or offers and are just wrong and things just didn't...
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    09-29-2015, 04:34 AM
    Interesting. I will try to download and read through it this coming week but having seen it once, I'm not sure how much use I'll be on the second go-through, unless it's really changed to my eyes, but I'll see what I can do, I'm kind of interested to see what changed. =)
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    09-29-2015, 04:33 AM
    jpatterson replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Magical Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    Without knowing a specific setting, would you say this stuff can be converted USEFULLY to some other game, like if I ran Cthulhu Dark Ages or Warhammer or Dragon Age or a Savage Worlds fantasy game? Is there any point or is it really tied strongly to the setting? I love free stuff and lists and...
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    09-29-2015, 04:29 AM
    I ran feng Shui and Call of Cthulhu for a short time in a different forum, it went ok. I tried here but it didn't last four weeks and my players are drifted way. I did run Solomon Kane for Savage Worlds in here once a week in chat here for almost three years - chatroom is broken though now for the...
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    09-29-2015, 04:22 AM
    jpatterson replied to a thread Hello? in Off Topic
    Someone started a chatzy one like the evil outcast Morashitar did, but it was a teensy bit more well received, but she had her own (to some) oddness, and a few of us just sorta keep in touch on FB and Skype, though some went to TheTangledWeb, I don't know how good it is there. I still mod here.
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    09-24-2015, 06:34 PM
    deaconabyss replied to a thread Hello? in Off Topic
    So is there a chatroom others use, more importantly am I welcome? LOL.
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    09-22-2015, 01:15 PM
    jpatterson replied to a thread Hello? in Off Topic
    There's a post here and there, but I check in every few days and see less activity. Spammers are getting more numerous and making lots more posts, that I have to delete the posts and permaban them. The site is still usable and can do pbps and the individual forums for groups you make, and blogs and...
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    09-22-2015, 04:19 AM
    Interesting replies. I do hope you find others to also reply, since I'm just one person and as I said, I'm not really anyone's target demographic, but I like to think I know, at least a little, what I've read that's sometimes the "general wisdom" of a lot of gamers and their ideas, plus of course...
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    09-15-2015, 01:03 PM
    Firstly, this is not my type of game, I like simple, rules-lite (if I can get it) games with straight-forward and "localized" (one character) play, in most cases, so what I say should be taken in context of that. I'm just going to list the things that occur to me, confuse me, etc. You need a more...
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    09-15-2015, 11:04 AM
    Actually yeah I have looked at Dragon Age and it did immediately make me think too, that it would be a good alternate for Warhammer (I didn't realize the WFRP did it) and I like the stunt idea and such - I wondered why it seemed at least a tad similar to WFRP3. Rules lite is a huge selling point...
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Date of Birth
June 29, 1973 (42)
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Near Claremore
Willing to Travel:
20 miles
Desired Gaming Frequency:
Weekly - Once per week
Gaming Preferences
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?:
What are you looking for?:
Play by post, online chat/vtt, group - rules lite-ish if possible.
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Jason J. Patterson (JP)
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?
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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:

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: 05-03-2013 76
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 71
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 87
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: UPDATED N ... 05-15-2013 337
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 63
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 216
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 203
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 494
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 122
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 102
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 122
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 81
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 52