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  • trechriron's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 PM
    Outstanding!! I really dig GURPS 4e, I just don't have the patience and time for the fiddly-bits at the moment. But I regularly STEAL stuff out of GURPS for my other games. There's just way too much great info in there to pass up! :-)
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 09:19 AM
    First game crashed for various reasons. I'll run another one for any diehard Skyrim fans with the following solutions: - Game time determined by whole group, I guess weeknights are possible too. - Roleplaying/combat blend is flexible, but the default (at least in Skyrim) is 75% combat. -...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 09:06 AM
    1) Require them to watch your favorite sci-fi movie before the game starts, and be sure to give them a sizeable chunk of fiction to read based in your campaign setting. 2) Just go ahead and lose players, since that's why you're starting a new game anyway. 3) Star-Quake sounds cool to me, but...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    03-01-2015, 10:21 AM
    I'm officially a supporter. I don't need compensation for my meager contribution - that would be akin to buying something, and then getting your money back with the purchase. So thanks for the great site, admins! Keep up the good work.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-28-2015, 10:37 AM
    Cool stuff! Why do I feel like the NewsBot has been slacking off? No oil for you!
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-27-2015, 11:29 AM
    Anyone want to RSVP for tomorrow? If not, I'll stop in the chatroom between 7-8 (GMT -7) tomorrow and see who wants to get their Thu'um on.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-27-2015, 10:34 AM
    How many languages are there in Trollworld? If they're like Spanish, Italian, and French, then sure - not that hard to speak each of them. If they're like Japanese, Indian, and Norwegian, I'd call it a telepathic link.
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  • fmitchell's Avatar
    02-26-2015, 11:33 AM
    AKA: Translation spells, how the **** do they work? (Which presents another possibility: what if hard-to-translate concepts -- or words the gods don't like -- sound like meaningless noise when the spell translates them?) As another data point, older(?) versions of Tunnels & Trolls allowed...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-25-2015, 06:44 PM
    Yeah, I know, I've probably introduced myself before. But now I'm on Twitter, and I have no followers. :( So do me a favor and follow me! No long-term commitment, you're welcome to jump ship once I hit 100. Just P&PG friends backing each other up. (Which reminds me, I'll totally subscribe...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-25-2015, 07:36 AM
    Yes fm, there's always that issue: what does the spell actually do? Does it create meaning in the recipient's head, so that he's hearing the actual words spoken -and- the translation? Does it give him perfect understanding of the words, so that no translation is needed? Or does it make the...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-24-2015, 11:35 PM
    Greetings back! How did you find us? P&PG is a great website for finding local players and live chatroom action. You're very likely to find some game designers and playtesters here, too!
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  • fmitchell's Avatar
    02-24-2015, 05:57 PM
    I always assumed that translation spells operated telepathically: they convey what the target means to say, not what he says. Plus, hey, it's magic. Even then, things can get strange if the target is non-humanoid, e.g. a sapient spider, or comes from a very different reality or plane of...
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    02-24-2015, 09:47 AM
    :mad: <--rum breath
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-23-2015, 10:18 AM
    My pleasure. Thanks for braving a new game! I wish I had a more roleplaying-centric module for you Mora, but like Donald Rumsfeld says, "you don't go to war with the army you wish you had." If I manage to snag you again, I'll tip the scale in the other direction.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-23-2015, 10:09 AM
    Doesn't have to be fantasy only. Have you ever plopped a Babel fish into your ear? You need to choose a perspective for the translation. A dictionary or a person are probably the best choices. If the spell uses a dictionary, then you get the most boring, literal, direct translations. If it...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-21-2015, 03:23 PM
    Parting thought: the turn cycle would flow more smoothly if there was an Announce Action (or pass) phase, followed by a Rolling phase, in which anyone who had announced actions would roll their dice in initiative order (initiating character first). And then, I wouldn't be going up through 20 lines...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-21-2015, 09:21 AM
    Sure: Modos Roleplaying Game Dungeons and Dragons (5th ed) d20 Source Reference Document
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    02-21-2015, 12:35 AM
    Ecurb, the meeting is here: How you play is here: Which includes how you create a character, but I can offer you a bard, hunter, thief, or priest. And a character...
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    02-20-2015, 06:54 PM
    +1 for donjon. It's the one website that will cause me to cry if it gets cancelled.
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    02-20-2015, 09:07 AM
    I won't get out to brunch with the missus if we don't start at 7 Mountain, which is 14 GMT. And 3PM for Zus. Who's in?
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-20-2015, 08:15 AM
    Jehovah died, Tre. All white disappeared from the world. The color scheme looks fun on my screen, but I would probably disapprove in print. The setting looks fun too, but I don't know about diceless systems.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-20-2015, 01:34 AM
    Sooo....does 8 AM Mountain time work for everyone? 2-3 hour game? Who's gonna be there?
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  • trechriron's Avatar
    02-19-2015, 04:46 PM
    1) Sounds painful... :-) 2) WHY? Red on black? GAH!!!!! Ummm... may I suggest you try some good 'ol fashioned black on white? Let the game speak for itself. I don't need blood red on black to evoke the dark horror feeling. Either that game evokes it in words or it doesn't. GAHHHHH!@!!!!! OK....
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-19-2015, 11:22 AM
    Give it a try! Here are the fast-play-rules: And the codified rules: The website needs some proof-reading (I finished it about ten minutes ago, shhhh!!!), but it should be fully...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-18-2015, 11:42 AM
    I am, strangely, having a lot of fun writing up the rules catalog for this version of the game. They're shorter and sweeter than before, and I expect to look at rule dependencies differently, so they'll end up being less dependent. All of which translates, of course, into your ease of use when...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-18-2015, 11:38 AM
    No hassle: the other three players are newbies too (to the RPG, not roleplaying). If you could make any Skyrim character, who would it be? (This is called your character concept.)
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    02-17-2015, 06:09 PM
    Oh. Well, that is really cool! It sounds like a lot of fun, too. My concern is that it sounds highly subjective, so players might find that their efforts don't matter very much since it seems to just boil down to GM opinion. I hope that's not the case.
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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.
    Thanks again,
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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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About Briarthorn

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United States of America
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More than 50 miles
Availability (Days):
Friday, Saturday
Availability (Times):
Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Desired Gaming Frequency:
Weekly - Once per week
Gaming Preferences
Preferred Genres:
Dark Future, Fantasy, Horror, Modern, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction / Futuristic, Space Opera, Strategic (Miniatures), Super Heroic
Favorite RPGs:
Dungeons & Dragons
Gaming Worlds:
I'd like to try them all.
Preferred Playing Style:
75% Roleplaying / 25% Combat
Ideal Group Size:
Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
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What are you looking for?:
I'm not currently looking for a group, as I found a great bunch of players through pen and paper. However, what I look for in a group are people who are laid back and just have fun with the game, some kind of role playing, and a DM who isn't so hard core and lets his/her players progress through their story instead of forcing them along it.
About Me
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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