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  • magic-rhyme's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    What do you want to see in a gaming advert to get your interest? Over the past three years, I have chatted in person about tabletop roleplaying gaming with strangers I've met at the university, at the local comics-n-games store, at the bookstore, once in a long line at a convenience store,...
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    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    What do you want to see in a gaming advert to get your interest? Over the past three years, I have chatted in person about tabletop roleplaying gaming with strangers I've met at the university, at the local comics-n-games store, at the bookstore, once in a long line at a convenience store,...
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Another way to do this is almost a Matrix meets Shadow World meets Call of Cthulu scenario. Joe and Jane average _KNOW_ that magic and monsters and stuff is bullcrap, impossible, AND just the stuff of stories. Those few (Neo and crew) that have been unplugged start out with the knowledge that...
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    I make my players roll LOTS of perception checks... just to keep them on their toes. If you don't, and then, from out of the blue, ask them to roll a check, they suddenly get mega-curious and it ruins any idea of surprise. By making them roll 40-50 a session, they then stay curious... or not... but...
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    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    The websites are great, but my favorite reference is always the local gaming stores. Just ask the geek at the front counter about local groups that play and if there is a gaming bulletin board where the groups advertise for openings in their groups. MANY stores allow gaming IN the store - and...
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    I ran one campaign in which all the PCs were hired as defense crew for a seagoing ship on a quest something like the travels of the Argonauts with Jason, the various ships under Odysseus and under Sinbad the Sailor, and a touch of the Dawntreader from the Narnia books. Their conflicts included...
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    I've run both - and can say from personal experience that "fate" is nothing more than railroading on a grand scale. I run a sand-box style campaign, and that means that while I may present wonderful adventure hooks, it's up to the characters to make their own decisions and "choose their own...
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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Taken seriously, that statement excludes all fantasy, all horror, all SF, and all superhero campaigns, then, for in all of them we approach scientific principles and/or metaphysics differently than we approach them in real life. And if it wasn't meant seriously, why make it? (Unless it was an...
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    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    Something like that, yes, except as a real roleplaying game (Tabletop Face-2-Face Pen-&-Paper RL) instead of as a surrogate substitute approximation of a roleplaying game (computer / console / arcade / other video / online / forum / chatroom -- all of which make great wargames and "round robins",...
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    04-18-2014, 05:14 PM
    Remember, this is not about your actual philosophical perspective but how you handle these notions in your campaigns regardless of your personal beliefs about the real world. (After all, anyone competent enough to pretend that a bit of dwarf star can enable someone to shrink enough to ride...
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    04-18-2014, 05:09 PM
    I dunno . . . I rather like the idea of a game in which all the current crew have become idiots due to genetic interbreeding, which was the plan of the government all along because stupid people make controllable people. Onboard education could consist exclusively of Bill O'Reilly and Sean...
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    04-16-2014, 03:12 AM
    In your superhero campaigns, how have you dealt with the notion of Fate versus Free Will (including possibly avoiding the topic altogether)? Or the related notions of Destiny, Karma, Prophesy, and/or godly or Divine decree? I'm posting this here and also in the fantasy and horror forums ...
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    04-16-2014, 03:10 AM
    In your horror campaigns, how have you dealt with the notion of Fate versus Free Will (including possibly avoiding the topic altogether)? Or the related notions of Destiny, Karma, Prophesy, and/or godly or Divine decree? I'm posting this here and also in the fantasy and superhero forums ...
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    04-16-2014, 03:06 AM
    In your fantasy campaigns, how have you dealt with the notion of Fate versus Free Will (including possibly avoiding the topic altogether)? Or the related notions of Destiny, Karma, Prophesy, and/or godly or Divine decree? I'm posting this here and also in the horror and superhero forums because...
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    04-14-2014, 03:41 AM
    A luxury one does not have when one game masters at a convention as a scheduled game master, as I have, or game masters an open unofficial game at a convention, as I have, or accepts appointment as the primary game master for a specific gaming group composed of friends but also guests of the...
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    04-14-2014, 03:28 AM
    Or perhaps a Sherlockian cloak?
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    04-11-2014, 03:55 AM
    IMHO, it's all right to set up a trap that only sexist players would fall for, but it is wrong to use a deus ex machina to push them into the trap -- or to have the trap hunt them down. And if the sexist somehow doesn't fall for the trap, well good for him or for her! That difference between a...
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    04-11-2014, 03:30 AM
    Yeah, that was one of the many great moments of the film! Inspired by Alan Moore's original Watchmen series no less. It also makes sense even in a pro-cape comic book: rubber characters like Elasti-Girl and speedsters like Dash never wear capes in the comic books, and the only "hard light"...
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    04-06-2014, 12:48 AM
    You might enjoy reading this: http://comicsalliance.com/ask-chris-188-lex-luthor-the-joker/ Nicely thoughtful.
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    04-06-2014, 12:43 AM
    Unfortunately, the infamous geek fallacies http://plausiblydeniable.com/opinion/gsf.html are still with us even today. When it comes to this thread, the important thing is that people have an opportunity to understand the logic and wisdom underlying the original use of tights and capes in...
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    04-06-2014, 12:35 AM
    magic-rhyme replied to a thread Favorite Quotes in Off Topic
    Okay, so this thread was killed off because we weren't supposed to consider our favorite quotes from literature, poetry, plays, songs, public speeches, TV series, non-fiction works, philosophers, public figures, etc.? Most of my favorite quotes don't come from movies. Give me Socrates, Lao-Tzu,...
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    04-06-2014, 12:23 AM
    My players recently confided to me that they can almost always tell which supervillain will be the most challenging by how he or she handles gender. If one of the supervillains is either a strong, impressive female or a male who eschews traditional gender roles, that particular supervillain is...
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    03-29-2014, 01:46 PM
    I find the second sentence hard to believe. The DAY BEFORE 4E was dropped, Wizards issued yet ANOTHER press release and spammed their forum boards with, "There is no new edition in any stage of development. Stop asking." Then, the next day, they had the unveiling of 4E. They ticked me off -...
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    03-29-2014, 01:42 PM
    I like kickin' it old school. I like humans. I really enjoy playing ANY class, but I really like Wizards.
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Norman
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Oklahoma
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United States
Willing to Travel:
10 miles
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LFP
Availability (Days):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Availability (Times):
Afternoons, Evenings
Desired Gaming Frequency:
Weekly - 2 games per week
Gaming Preferences
Player/GM:
GM
Preferred Genres:
Dark Future, Fantasy, Horror, Modern, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction / Futuristic, Space Opera, Super Heroic
Favorite RPGs:
too many to list
Gaming Worlds:
no
Preferred Playing Style:
75% Roleplaying / 25% Combat
Ideal Group Size:
Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
Online RPGs?:
No
What are you looking for?:
We enjoy characterization and roleplay in our RPGs. We're not much into high-strategy gaming nor hack-n-slash. Popular genres with us include various types of superhero, high fantasy, low fantasy, space opera, cyberpunk, classical horror, and those genres inspired by/influenced by anime' and pulp, such as mecha/kaiju or urban gothic. We've even played Wild West.
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Gaming is a well-loved hobby but not our lives. We're looking for gamers who also enjoy their lives outside their gaming: gamers who enjoy RPGs but also enjoy dates, go to movies, go out dancing, maybe go camping or kayaking once in a while, maybe play soccer or firedance or help out at the local homeless shelter.
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We include artists, writers, musicians, students, teachers, etc. We're always open to making new friends.

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