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  • tesral's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 PM
    One does wish to avoid infodump. I'm currently putting together the Twelve Worlds Empire. It is still work very much in process. Entire world defined with a few paragraphs. Obviously a lot morte detail could be used and if the place ever gets played in will be needed. I would call the...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 AM
    Here's my old version of ranges: And the new version. There are four ranges, all somewhat abstract so rulers aren't necessary: Close. This is the front line of battle. Close range is where melee takes place, where someone could hit you with...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    For those of you who have been waiting for light, modular rules, grid-free combat, hero points, spells requiring concentration, and easy, fast math in a free roleplaying game: you're in luck. D&D 5 is out, and they beat me to the printing press. But if you were hoping for customizable...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 01:54 PM
    Step# 1 - Roleplay. Say what your character would say, and mimic his hand and facial movements. 2 - Contest. When the GM thinks you might not succeed at step 1, roll a d20. Add an attribute bonus from physical, mental, or metaphysical, depending on what you're doing. If you have a related...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 11:58 AM
    Applause to Morashitar for getting is game ready well before his goal! Info on next convention here:
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  • tesral's Avatar
    12-09-2014, 03:16 AM
    I hate to say it. I don't have one. I never developed a firm affinity for any super type. Several have points, none prevail.
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  • tesral's Avatar
    12-09-2014, 03:05 AM
    I've heard the topographical map trick. You cna reverse that as well and drop the waterlines. Naming conventions are always good to have. It givce an area flavor. Incidentally in England you can tell the areas that use to be the Danelaw by the town names.
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  • tesral's Avatar
    12-08-2014, 02:06 PM
    No real single method. Most of my city names are locational. Woodmanor, Seahaven Delta and so forth,. The world Thindacarulle is just Greyhawke in Elven. Google translate is your friend for exotic sounding names that are not. For example the mundane sounding town of Hillside becomes...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    12-08-2014, 11:15 AM
    2, until Carodwen announces her/his game. (Sorry, Internet anonymity and all...)
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    12-07-2014, 12:42 PM
    Just give me a start time (and time zone), game description, number of players desired, and link, so I can fill in our shortcut table above! Carodwen, to run Pathfinder, you could use the whiteboard to move miniatures, but you might be better off going mapless and giving the PCs the benefit of...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    12-06-2014, 01:15 PM
    One week. If no other GMs are joining, it's going to be one, big, Skyrim battle-royale! Start your character early by replying to my how-to-play thread:
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    12-06-2014, 12:57 PM
    The game rules are ready to go - I'm just filling in the details and bonus material like the sample adventure and sample monsters. I've done some streamlining and some expanding, so there are a lot of changes to be discovered. I will be releasing an unfinished edition or two to facilitate...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    12-05-2014, 12:48 PM
    I don't know anything about Exalted, but I'll help if I can. Is an "ignition source" a special rule in Exalted? Or another term for plot initiation/instigation? In general, I don't see why peasant revolt is a bad way to start a game. . .
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    12-05-2014, 12:30 PM
    "I pick up the tea and take it away." "I set the table. With knives and forks." "I try my hand at preparing a meal." 45 minutes in, and it's still not interesting?! (No, I didn't watch it for 45 minutes!)
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  • tesral's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 12:33 PM
    It doesn't play out overwhelming. I have used the class. I didn't own the field. OK, I owned the field becase the rest of the players could not find their rears with both hands. That's another story. Fighter, 1d8 +str, all day. with a longsword. 1d12+str with a great ax. All day.
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  • tesral's Avatar
    12-03-2014, 06:04 PM
    I don't mind. That is what gaming is. My son and group are a bit on the power gaming side. However I have used it and it balances will with pathfinder classes. I would play test as is before making changes.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    12-03-2014, 04:20 PM
    10 monsters written, 63 planned. Of course, the beginning of the Bestiary discusses three different ways to make your own monsters, but here's another freebie: Slime, green, level 1 Attributes: P 11, M 10, MP 10 Skills: fight (unarmed) +1 Perks: weapon focus (acid touch) Gear: acid touch d6...
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  • tesral's Avatar
    12-02-2014, 03:42 AM
    Pathfionder? I have one you might want to look at. I'll e-mail it too you.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    11-30-2014, 10:11 AM
    One thing sells your game here: the post you write for it. See mine, post #2. I think I'll add some bold and ask other GMs to do the same - it'll help navigation a bit. Elsewhere, you're welcome to gather players as you see fit.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    11-28-2014, 12:14 PM
    As promised, the monsters get scarier: Ghoul, starving, level 1 Attributes: P 16, M 7, MP 8 Skills: cast spell (fog) +2 (+1) Perks: owl’s eye Gear: loose limb d6 Concept: This undead creature struggles to cling to undeath. It attacks by swinging its disgusting, loosely-attached arm. If it...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    11-28-2014, 10:02 AM
    I will run, as advertised, a "Modos RPG, Skyrim, Team Last Man Standing." Which might require a little explaining: Modos RPG This is an indie game falling somewhere between Savage Worlds and D&D 5, with a little FATE thrown in for good measure. Details are here. Skyrim This is the...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    11-26-2014, 11:07 PM
    So...pending Umiushi. Cool. Find or Advertise thread is here: Seadog, GM or player on the 13th? If GM, I need your game info.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    11-26-2014, 11:05 AM
    This is the discussion thread for my upcoming HoliCon game, but anyone's welcome to discuss. I'll be running my indie game, which is intended to be rules-light, so picking it up quickly should be easy. The game's homepage is here, but some rules have changed for simplicity - hence this discussion...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    11-26-2014, 10:24 AM
    Come one, come all! December 13th marks a new holiday for gamers, Pen and Paper Games' HoliCon! We're seeking GMs and players for a festive day of roleplaying and virtual dice rolling. Tell your relatives you'll be busy, because if you didn't have a game planned before, you have one now! ...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    11-26-2014, 10:12 AM
    Let's do the 13th then. And make it official. Maybe Matt can give us one of those cool blue thread backgrounds for it. Can Umi run a game on the 13th, too? I'll run another Skyrim game, just because it's so fun to send Youtube soundtrack messages through the chat interface. And I'll send...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 03:05 PM
    The first monster is in the revamped bestiary. He’s a scary one: the musician! Artist, musician, level 1 Attributes: P 8, M 10, MP 13 Skills: persuade 2 (1), profession (artist) 4 (0) Perks: specialize (artist) Gear: guitar, guitar case, harmonica, Swiss army knife d4 Concept:A street...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 03:02 PM
    Well get to work! I'll be rallying the troops soon, since I have a few other bites. If I can't get a regular thing going, maybe a one-day game-a-thon will suffice for now?
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  • fmitchell's Avatar
    11-24-2014, 03:54 PM
    (from "The Analytical Language of John Wilkins" by Jorge Luis Borges.) Nothing bores me more than long lists of things, unless they're funny. (See above.) So anyone who expects a detailed and insightful review of a Monster Manual for Monte Cook's The Strange may as well Abandon All Hope, as...
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    Hey we talked awhile back about a vampire game, we are getting a continuation campaign going. If interested in joining group, drop me a line.

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    Are you looking for players? I'm looking for a weekly gaming group. I mostly play D&D but would love to try Starwars. I'm live in San Bernardino.

    Let me know if you have any questions.
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    Hi and thanks. We were looking for at least two more players and can accomodate up to 4 (I think).
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    Thanks! No luck yet but still trying.
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    Thanks for the nod about the GM panel.
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    You were pretty awesome in that adventure dearest! Good Job! You saved my ass lotsa times.
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    D&D time my love Can't wait for you to save my ass this week so I can take credit for it.
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    I will be moving to the Dallas area in a year or so, I just hope there are more players there than in San Diego...
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    Can't wait till tomorrow!!!! I Love our Characters
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Dark Future, Fantasy, Horror, Modern, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction / Futuristic, Space Opera, Strategic (Miniatures), Super Heroic
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I am currently playing in a D&D and Star wars Campaign that is on a rotating schedule. I use paper and pen to keep in touch with group members and as a way to find other players who might be a good match for our group.


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