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  • DMMike's Avatar
    03-25-2015, 08:24 AM
    DMMike replied to a thread [Kobold Quarterly] Howling Tower: A Need for Speed in News
    I like this concept: act quickly on your turn, get more immersion. Let me point some fingers though: if the game grinds to a halt on a player's turn, it's not just the player's fault. The GM is at fault for allowing the game to stop (not skipping over the player), and the RPG is at fault -...
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    03-21-2015, 12:55 AM
    Is Jasper still stuck playing the Gargantuan Red Dragon figurine?
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    03-19-2015, 08:43 AM
    DMMike replied to a thread [Kobold Quarterly] Pulp Sorcery: The Secret Art of Better Spell Descriptions in News
    I was hoping this thread was titled, "Pub Sorcery." But I'm considering the implications of spells being listed in the GM's guide, instead of the player's guide...
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    03-15-2015, 09:33 AM
    Yup. Make it explicit. Assume your audience knows basically nothing until you tell it to them. Weighing in is great for the players. In fact, the players should almost be always doing something more than playing just one character (because the GM plays every other character, AND adjudicates...
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    03-14-2015, 10:00 AM
    After petitioning the chat room for some bard-design help last night, this is what I came up with (yes, this is the entire character sheet): Kevwin of Bordrock, bard, level 3Attributes: P 14, M 8, MP 11 Skills: Defend (parry) +7 (+2), deceive +1 Perks: Toughness (18), heroic companion,...
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    03-14-2015, 09:10 AM
    No, it's not an encounter that's over in four seconds. The Four-Second Encounter is the one that you didn't plan, aren't ready for, and the players are already knee-deep in it. I'm turning it into a GM tool, and it looks like this so far: Just like the monster, anything you write up in four...
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    03-14-2015, 12:53 AM
    ...which is...fluffy vs. crunchy? We'll break out of "cottage" when enough video gamers decide to cross over to tabletops. Then a gamer will be a gamer.
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    03-10-2015, 02:10 AM
    Since we're in the 20-teens now, do we get a new "Indie RPG" definition? Indie RPG: an RPG written by 10 people or less who were not paid salaries or wages by the production company, during the production of the RPG. Or does "indie" just mean "independent" of corporations?
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    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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LFP
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Saturday, Sunday
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Afternoons, Evenings
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Weekly - Once per week
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Either
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Fantasy
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D&D 3.5e
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Forgotten Realms, Homebrew worlds
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50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
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Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
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No
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Looking for 3-4 more players for a new Forgotten Realms 3.5e campaign to be played biweekly on Saturday, late afternoon/evening start.
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Grew up playing AD&D 2nd ed. Spent some time playing Rifts in college, been out of the mix for a few years but ready to get back to it.

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