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    Today, 03:32 PM
    I guess I'm Vernathealis El-Uiel Gavadross High Elf Archer
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    Today, 03:15 PM
    Name: Veranthalis El-Uiel Gavadross Type: High Elf Archer Calendar: Month of Disease Location: Swienalden Money: 250 Gold Week: 1 of 100 Action 1: Visit Unicorn Garden Action 2: Apply for Scribe Apprenticeship Action 3: Work as Scribe Action 4: Explore
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    10-23-2014, 01:54 PM
    jpatterson replied to a discussion Into the Borderlands in group Late night random games
    "Hope maybe good shelter and nice people here," mumbles Helgrond to himself as he adjusts his pack's seating on his massive shoulders and lumbers toward the fortified keep, his head drooping slightly in anticipation of rejection from others, even as he tries to reassure himself otherwise.
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    10-23-2014, 11:58 AM
    Character: Helgrond Mountainfoot (jpatterson) Notes1:Coarse brown hair, brown eyes, tan skin Notes2: Around seven feet tall, 363 lbs. Race: Half-Ogre Class: Barbarian (as per Sup. Class: Barbarian) Level: 1 XP: 0 (but many in dealing with prejudice) **Attributes** (36 pts) Strength (18)...
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    10-23-2014, 11:32 AM
    I'll make a character so there's one there, and will try to play if you get some signups. Map and all overall setup and threads and such look good. Very prepared. Good job, look forward to it.
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    10-22-2014, 01:40 PM
    jpatterson replied to a thread Error 1 in Off Topic
    I also got an error and had to link to it offsite in my googledocs. =( We'll get it reported, I thought it was just me.
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    10-19-2014, 09:06 AM
    I agree that I also like "ostensibly" useless object, but ones which CAN be useful in the right circumstances. I gave out a pillow that a magic user could easily detect, though he didn't know its nature, so they kept it and traded it around and different people used it each night and eventually...
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    10-19-2014, 09:02 AM
    Looking good, I'll be interested to see how something like this works from scratch, start to finish. Actually giving a little info on each step or how you decide what to include or start would be helpful to some, I imagine. Like for me, I can do this too, come up with, maybe randomly, a basic...
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    10-16-2014, 01:03 PM
    Interesting. I'm not sure how to even start considering the "odds" on this type of thing. I suspect anything deliberately generated is likely, at least more likely than chance, to have at least slight bias, both on the part of the GM and Players, though I don't know if there is often enough...
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    10-14-2014, 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/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=135
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    10-12-2014, 02:45 AM
    When you say 2d6, do you mean pool (each individual die is its own result) or summed (2+3=5)? I presume you're talking about dice pools since the rest of your question seems to lean that way. Here is the thing on individual dice rolled in a pool. They each are their own individual objects with...
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    09-30-2014, 01:27 PM
    Well that's a given, all those variables you mention would assume to be relatively even or consistent. And obviously most trials are done in any experiment using in the hundreds or sometimes thousands because probability does seem to "pool" in certain threshholds, and smaller trials (of say 300...
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    09-28-2014, 04:19 AM
    I am also not a math whiz and never had a physics or probability or any classes that would be helpful in this example, but I think comparing a coin flip to a die roll is perhaps a flawed analogy because one is binomial and the other has a larger set of results. As you provided, probability is...
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    09-26-2014, 12:59 PM
    For simplicity, I feel you can't beat a small handful of differences, like Light (leather), Medium (mail or scale), Heavy (plate and mail) and maybe Full (plated armor), with only significant differences of multiple armor ratings in difference (2, 5, 7 and 9 for example). I do agree there are...
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Dark Future, Fantasy, Modern, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction / Futuristic, Space Opera, Super Heroic
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RIFTS, HERO: Champions, Pathfinder, D6 Star Wars, homebrews
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Includes, but not limited to, RIFTS (customized HEAVILY), homebrewed world for Pathfinder, WEG Star Wars, Amber DRPG, Nobilis, Torg, HERO: Champions, oWoD (Werewolf, Mage, Changeling ONLY), Eclipse Phase, Various homebrewed others
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Looking for players who are looking to play the kind of game that tells a good story. Ideal players are ones that don't let the rules or rule systems get in the way of having a good game. Would like to find players who can tap into their sense of wonder and adventure. Not looking for players who feel the night was wasted if they didn't gain three levels. Should be open to playing multiple game systems, and willing to try new ones.
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Been playing for a little over 30 years, starting with D&D (you know, the boxed sets where you had to fill in the numbers on the dice with a crayon? Remember, kids?) Prefer making my own adventures and campaigns, customizing to fit my group. Never use modules. I have a big oak table with room for me and up to six players, right near my RPG library. And wouldn't mind sitting on the other side of the screen once in a while.

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New Games and Old

by Dalkiel on 12-25-2012 at 02:38 PM
I've played a fair number of RPGs. I've got the books for dozens of different games, and tend to be a completest when I decide to add a game to the group repertoire. But with the huge number of games on the shelf, and the wide range of genres they represent, it's becoming rarer that I stumble on a game (new or old) that I feel brings anything new to the table. For example, I don't feel there's much that would be offered by the myriad of fantasy RPGs that seem to come out every year. I have

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The Loss of a Good Friend and Fellow Gamer...

by Dalkiel on 10-27-2012 at 02:41 PM
We got quite the shock this past Friday. We had assembled for the weekly game, getting ready to play, and were waiting on one player, a fellow named Dave. We didn't think much about it at the time. The player was always at least on time, usually early. We also were aware of a large deployment of power company vehicles along his route, and expected he might have hit traffic and/or turned around to use an alternate route. But after an hour passed we started to worry, and I called his house number

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The Reluctant Gamer

by Dalkiel on 02-20-2012 at 10:08 PM
I've been noticing more and more that gamers tend to focus on one game, and one game only. They may be a fan of literature or movies that span several genres (Fantasy, SciFi, Cyberpunk, Post Apocalypse, etc) but will only play one genre. And sometimes these players will go so far as to dismiss, or express disgust over, the other genres in context of gaming. Players and GMs alike find themselves frustrated when confronted with a gamer like this, and find themselves equally at a loss in finding a

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Eclipse Phase RPG : From the website (http://www.eclipsephase.com/) Eclipse Phase is a pen & paper roleplaying game of post-apocalyptic transhuman conspiracy and horror. An "eclipse phase" is the period between when a cell is infected by a virus and when the virus a ... 05-09-2013 141
OpenD6 Adventure : When West End Games closed its doors, the creator of the D6 system released the game under the OGL. This book provides the fundamentals necessary to play in a Wild West, pulp fiction, modern adventure, espionage, low-level super hero, or similar set ... 05-09-2013 78
D6 Adventure Locations : When West End Games closed its doors, the creator of the D6 system released the game under the OGL. From the mundane to the exotic, our correspondents have brought together well over two dozen locations, useful for filler encounters, adventure desti ... 05-09-2013 55
Eclipse Phase: Panopticon v1 : From the website (http://www.eclipsephase.com/) Panopticon surveys three areas of the Eclipse Phase setting: Ubiquitous surveillance and sousveillance—living in a transparent society The inner workings of space habitats—and how to hack them Uplifts ... 05-11-2013 33
Eclipse Phase: Sunward : From the website (http://www.eclipsephase.com/) Sunward details the inner part of the solar system, including: The Sun, the Vulcanoids, and Mercury Venus and the Morningstar Constellation The Ruins of Earth The Lunar-Lagrange Alliance Mars The Plane ... 05-11-2013 37
Eclipse Phase: Rimward : From the website (http://www.eclipsephase.com/) Rimward brings you to the edge of the Solar System, including: The Main Belt Jovian Republic Jovian Trojans Saturn The Titanium Commonwealth Uranus and the Ultimates Neptune The Kuiper Belt ... 05-11-2013 39
Eclipse Phase: Gatecrashing : From the website (http://www.eclipsephase.com/): Gatecrashing takes you through the mysterious Pandora Gates: The 5 Solar System Gates and the Factions that control them 30 Extrasolar Locations of interest to Firewall Exploration Operations and ... 05-11-2013 40
OpenD6 Fantasy : When West End Games closed its doors, the creator of the D6 system released the game under the OGL. This book provides the fundamentals necessary to play in nearly any fantasy setting — low, high, and pseudo-historical — using West End Games’ famous ... 05-11-2013 87
OpenD6 Space : When West End Games closed its doors, the creator of the D6 system released the game under the OGL. This book provides the fundamentals necessary to play in nearly any type of science fiction setting using West End Games’ famous D6 System roleplayin ... 05-11-2013 95
D6 Space Ships : The galaxy’s calling to you. Ancient artifacts to find, untouched worlds to explore, raiders to defeat, military to outwit. Got a craft to travel the depths of space? Then start in chapter 1, “Travel and Combat.” In this section, you’ll get details, ... 05-11-2013 72
Open D6 Fantasy Locations : Th e game mechanics in this book are based on the system found in the D6 Fantasy Rulebook, but the general information, including the random location generators, is suitable for any fantasy campaign. 05-11-2013 67
OpenD6 Magic : This supplement was one that never got published in print by West End Games before they closed their doors. Use this book to expand on the magic in D6 Fantasy or D6 Adventure. 05-11-2013 69
D6 Adventure Creatures : From Atlanteans to Zombies, our investigators have compiled a selection of well over 150 modern-day people, strange beings, and animals. Each entry provides information on a typical representative of the creatures, but that's not always the one that ... 05-12-2013 59
D6 Fantasy Creatures : Our scholars have worked diligently to bring you information on over 80 diff erent types of creatures — from alligators to Zombies. Of course, don’t feel that because we’ve included it in this tome that you need to add every creature to your setting. ... 05-12-2013 100