- Date of Birth
- June 29, 1973 (41)
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- Near Claremore
- Willing to Travel:
- 20 miles
- Desired Gaming Frequency:
- Weekly - Once per week
- 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.
- Real Name:
- 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.
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)
Cartoon Action Hour (Zman Games, Cynthia Celeste Miller)
Hong Kong Action Theater (Guardians of Order)
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)
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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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:
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
on 01-28-2014 at 10:03 AM
I've been forced to adapt my Savage Worlds Solomon Kane campaign to play-by-post for the immediate future, until some offline issues "settle down" a bit for me. I hope I'm able to conduct it entertainingly and consistently for my players.
My plan is to conclude "The Lion of Ninn" adventure/plot point/scenario/story arc, and then see if there is interest in continuing into the further "episodes" of Season Six via play by post, or if my players would rather
on 01-20-2014 at 04:50 PM
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 various kinds already on the net, but I feel like some of what I offer may be different than can be found easily and might be useful. A few friends and gamers have used some of them and find them useful on occasion, so I figured I'd share with others
on 08-21-2013 at 06:21 PM
These are a few examples from my Snake Generator, which I've converted to Inspiration Pad.
The descriptives use the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay setting, but they can be changed to anything.
Name: Central Thick Moon Moccasin
Length: 43 feet
Diameter: 473.2 inches
Weight: 499 lbs.
Fear of Man: Cozy Home-Visitor
Aggressiveness: Low (Lover-Not-Fighter)
Toxicity: 2 LD50, 1-Low (1 quart may kill a human adult in 24h)
|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:
|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.
|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 ...
|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!
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|Potion Features Generator : This was originally created for Warhammer Fantasy Role Play 2nd Edition, but should be usable for most fantasy games.
|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.
|The Guide to Herbs for RPGS (5th Edition) : This is a very extensive public domain guide to herbs for RPGs by Shaun Hately.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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|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 ...