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    01-27-2015, 03:34 AM
    I've only read D&D 5 Basic, but really it's not far off from Red Box if you ignore some of the tedious prose. No feats in Basic; they're optional in the PHB, I hear. Skills are still there, but only Untrained (raw stat bonus only) or Trained (stat + level-based Proficiency Bonus). "Backgrounds"...
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    01-27-2015, 03:15 AM
    Lately I've found myself fascinated by minimalist D&D rules like "Searchers of the Unknown" and its worthy successor "1974 Style". I also like the d20-only philosophy of True20 and Numenera's Only Players Roll principle. All three have collided in my brain to create the following incomplete...
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    01-22-2015, 01:05 PM
    Hm, I never really drank the D&D kool-aid. My introduction to RPGs was Metagaming's Melee and Wizard. Maybe I should dust off my old The Fantasy Trip books? (Or Dark City Games' "Legends of ..." series.) Realistically, though, RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu are the first games I truly fell in...
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    12-31-2014, 12:59 AM
    The other evening I finally sat down and read my PDF of the full Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition. Mine came from Kickstarter, but it's now available to everyone from the Chaosium site. The dead tree version will arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2015, allegedly. So, what's the general...
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Much Improved Hero System

by ronpyatt on 10-06-2009 at 10:30 AM
Hero System Fans,

Do you have the Hero System 6th Edition?

I've been reading through the 2 volume set of the latest edition of Hero System, and it really has me psyched about trying out all the new features.

They've made so many changes since my introduction into the 3rd Edition and enough changes from 5th to warrant a 6th edition. These changes include one of the most drastic changes to the system: the removal of derived characteristics, which will irritate

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Updated 10-06-2009 at 12:12 PM by ronpyatt


Dawn of World

by ronpyatt on 08-10-2009 at 01:38 AM

After reading through Dawn of Worlds, I had to try this game. We picked up drawing pencils, a sheet of 3' by 4' paper, erasers, sharpeners, and tape to hold the paper to the table. There were 5 of us.

The first night we got comfortable with the rules, and began shaping the land. Very cool, if a bit slow going at first. By the end of the 2nd day, we had a detailed map of the world.

In short, the rules tell

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The Angelics: stealing more questions

by ronpyatt on 08-10-2009 at 12:28 AM
Wanted for crimes against the state and ready to flee underground, the party knew they could not leave their mission. They had to risk everything to gain access to the base tower in Order of Hermes. With the help of some custom designed stealth technology and a family member on the inside, they managed to slip in and gather a bit of information from the sacred database.

It wasn't long before they tripped some alarm and had to leave, narrowly escaping what would have been an instant

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The Angelics: somebody's watching

by ronpyatt on 07-17-2009 at 01:26 AM
Just as the party was about to set aside some time to reverse engineer some valuable software, they encountered an angel with the potential to help them solve a few mysteries. The Order quickly tracked down this new angel friend when this angel tried to make a quick and dirty deal for fast money. They captured and took that angel away.

The party soon realized they were being watched, their captured friend knew too much, and the party was afraid their secret would fall into the hands

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The Angelics: earn a little

by ronpyatt on 07-10-2009 at 11:34 PM
Lars, their curious AI, introduced the party to the undermarket denizens, leaving them to fend for themselves in a quest for credit and special software that would render them invisible. Along the way they discovered the deliciously vaporous nature of AI's on the seedy side of the market. A brief encounter with a member of the Order of Hermes answered a critical question about who they would be feeding upon, but this brought them no closer to their quest. Last but not least, a random shooting crippled

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