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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    02-24-2015, 09:47 AM
    :mad: <--rum breath
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    02-17-2015, 09:48 AM
    Necro away! I have some money to contribute, but I'd like to gain a membership for my contribution. Don't quite see where that happens...
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    02-15-2015, 12:28 AM
    What possessed Farengar Secret-Fire to leave his study is known to few. Nevertheless, he found himself in Haafingar on a cold day (as always) outside Volskygge. His hired help, Farkas the Companion and Rassiss the Rogue stood fearlessly by, allowing Farengar to take the lead. Inside they...
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    02-14-2015, 09:21 AM
    DMMike replied to a thread Attracting Attention?` in Feedback
    Still waiting on the contests! I just thought of a meta-gaming-table point, really out of the blue: The gamer-finder feature here is outstanding! Granted, I've only used a handful of sites, but the Find or Advertise forum here is set up really well. Couple that with a great chatroom,...
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    02-14-2015, 09:10 AM
    +1 for the constructive post. My only problem is that my female NPC voices sound a LOT better when typed.
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    Hey really good comments on the Ravenloft post I did. I'm going to look into the Heroes of Horror book and maybe use their taint rules there! Thanks again
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    I am a player LFG and based on your write up, I would like to play in a game run by you (I'm recovering from a bad DM...). I don't have a location suitable for a game, but am willing to travel a little for a good game.

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Dark Future, Fantasy, Horror, Modern, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction / Futuristic
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Modos RPG, D&D 5, D&D 3.X
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Any worlds without a dragon on every streetcorner.
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I like a game with consistency in technological/magical advancement. So, no tanks and horseback.

A certain amount of seriousness and thinking is nice too.
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I've played AD&D, Mage, and Vampire, but keep coming back to 3rd edition D&D.
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A Summary of the Ages

by DMMike on 08-12-2009 at 03:10 PM
The World is a wonderful place. Civilizations come and go; disasters strike, and the earth grows anew. Of the ages of people, there have been three. The first is largely unknown, the second lies mostly in legend, and the third is where they find themselves presently.

The first age was the time of the ancients. They ruled a glorious kingdom and enjoyed all the fruit of the earth. It is said that the ancients ruled over magic and monsters, that they were divine. These demigods gave

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