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  • nijineko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread Brit in Abu Dhabi in Introductions
    welcome. please invite those you know to join us along side of you. feel free to ask us lots of questions. =D
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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread Hullo all! in Introductions
    welcome. please ask us as many questions as you like!
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    storytellers need to be able to think to themselves, "i am your density..." http://www.dailywritingtips.com/100-exquisite-adjectives/
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    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
    Skunkape replied to a thread Brit in Abu Dhabi in Introductions
    Welcome to the forum. Nice to meet you!
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    08-30-2015, 09:30 PM
    From a layman's perspective, based on the conversation so far, it would seem that the only essential difference between wfrp, and something like d&d, is the "high" fantasy. Wfrp sounds like it aims for a more gritty realistic fantasy: it starts you off as an average Joe, and finishes as a somewhat...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    08-29-2015, 09:04 PM
    unless you allow for incorporeal, or other non-organic containing sentience remains, perhaps.
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    08-25-2015, 08:05 AM
    Skunkape replied to a thread Hullo all! in Introductions
    Welcome. This site had a lot of discussions between players at one time, but has become less active over the past year or so. But there are those of us who still visit and add our input!
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    08-22-2015, 08:12 PM
    "brick" for a tough, strong, combatant type. typical supers archetypes are: brick, speedster, flyer, blaster, mage, sneak (invisible typically), telekinetic, metamorper, elemental (light, dark, fire, ice, water, metal, wood, etc), ghost, mentalist, cosmic, mythical, animalist, naturalist, and...
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    08-22-2015, 06:29 PM
    a living spell that is the combination of the fragments of magical remains of the more edible magical stuff? maybe combine it with a spirit / the spirits of those who actually died? if you want uber-evil-creepy, give it a child personality and have it reprimand the undead for various things a child...
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    08-16-2015, 11:21 PM
    Backstory: Before the Cataclysm, 15,000 years ago, bunkers were established to house people to repopulate the world when the catastrophe was over. Well, in one such bunker, magic went haywire, and the food producing devices started to die. People starved by the hundreds until... they finally,...
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    08-03-2015, 12:45 PM
    LOL! I'd have to say, building a vehicle in car wars is no where near the same as building one in gurps! :-)
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  • Skunkape's Avatar
    08-03-2015, 12:42 PM
    I'm still running a weird west campaign using BPR with the Pathfinder spells bolted on. I'm also running a fantasy BRP campaign with the Pathfinder spells bolted on it as well. So far, both campaigns are coming along very nicely.
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    Are you currently conducting a game? I've been playing D&D since the 70s, but haven't done any PnP since the release of 3.0.
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    I'm mildly confused (which is an improvement, really). Your about me says your in Mass. but the map has you in Burlington VT. I'm gonna assume, since there's more evidence for it, that you're in Mass., which is very disappointing for me. Anyway, I wasn't sure if you knew that there was a... discrepancy, I guess is the word I'll go with (as an English major I can never seem to decide on just one, lol) there... so... Best wishes.
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    Malruhn ran a game (in which I participated as a principal character) for about two+ years (?) from ~89-91 I think. He is an incredibly creative, fair, and fun GM. Give him a shot if you can. It is time well spent.
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    I am also looking to play again. My age is 24 but have been playing on and off for around 10 or so years. Also i know my brother will play also. Anyways hit me up if u are intrested
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    Due to attrition and professional success, our gaming group needs more members. We meet biweekly in Weymouth.

    Currently we meet on Mondays, though that's slightly flexible.

    We're just finishing a campaign and have started looking for more players. Collectively we're conversant with every major RPG. We're also individually nice, well-adjusted folk who want to play games as much as tell stories. We don't really have a system preference - its more "GM's choice".

    The current plan is to start a DnD v3.5 game with me GMing. I'm a decent GM but we're always willing to have more GMs in the group and our next undertaking isn't set in stone.

    If you want a group to GM for then we may be it. If you want a group to play with and don't ever wear capes to games, then we could be a good fit for you.

    Also, we're desperate.
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    Nice dragon on your signature.
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20 miles
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LFP
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Saturday, Sunday
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Afternoons, Evenings
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Monthly - 3 or more games per month.
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Fantasy
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D&D - Pathfinder, D20
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Homebrew
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50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
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Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
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No
What are you looking for?:
I've been DMing for well over 30 years, and have played most game systems but always came back to the core of D&D. After several years of resisting, I sold my soul to 3.5 and then Pathfinder and have loved the changes. I am looking to play weekly or bi-weekly.

I have a homebrew campaign world that may prompt some to recognize portions that have been lifted from other sources (I plagiarize freely!). CHR is definitely NOT a dump stat in my campaigns. I run a high fantasy, RP-heavy game.

My world has been well play-tested, and has an established history and many things for the inquisitive to find. I run an open, sandbox-style campaign, where I may drop adventure hooks from time to time, but if the group wants to head straight West until they run out of world - I can do that, too! Your characters can - and WILL - impact the campaign world - for better or for worse. Are you up to the challenge?

Player age isn't as important as maturity level. I've sent 40-year old's packing that weren't mature enough to play, and I've gamed very happily with very young teens.
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Jerry
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I am a retired Coast Guardsman who has been all over the world during my career. I've been gaming my entire adult life - with my most memorable sessions being in the moonlight in the middle of the desert in Northern Iraq.

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Fantasy Dungeon Creation

by Malruhn on 12-11-2010 at 11:26 PM
After getting a comment on how I build campaign world maps, I've decided to talk about how I create dungeon maps. I have a confession... it's easier than I want to admit.

There are three sources for dungeons - natural caverns, man-made (creature made!!), and combo dungeons.

With natural caverns, I just use squiggles on a piece of graph paper - or download an existing cave map (http://www.climb-utah.com/WM/Maps/NuttyPuttyCaveMap.pdf). Then I arrange the monsters with as

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Updated 12-11-2010 at 11:35 PM by Malruhn

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World Building for Budding DM's

by Malruhn on 11-12-2010 at 07:52 PM
After a question from Blud about how to create a campaign world, I decided to create this to show folks just how easy it CAN be... if you LET it be easy.

I started with a Google Map of a town with which Blud may be familiar (it's his hometown!!), Republic, Missouri. I start with a new name... and welcome you all to Morlic (twisting the actual name around)!

I then get a screen shot of the map version of the town, and decide which direction the local port is, and which direction

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Updated 11-12-2010 at 09:02 PM by Malruhn (To add categories and such correct some grammar horrible!!! Suck I do!)

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Background Info

by Malruhn on 01-24-2010 at 06:29 PM
After reading lots of threads and several different boards about how to establish a campaign world (or just a campaign!), I thought I'd wax poetic here about my methodologies that have developed over the years.

I went on forever about how I do the big background stuff in my first entry, so here's more of a nitty-gritty view.

My world works... that's as clear as I can get to it. There are kingdoms that are foundering and failing, to either just disappear or be subsumed

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The Play's the Thing!

by Malruhn on 11-11-2009 at 10:26 PM
I've changed my gaming style several times since I began playing. I began in late 1980, with the first edition (lower case, as it wasn't an "official" title!!) set of the six little books. I have been told that my first character was a Dwarven Fighter, but I don't remember... it was all a haze...

It began earlier that year when I began my life at college. I quickly found a couple of friends and began doing what all college students did when the drinking age was 18... drinking

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