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ManMythLegend
Aug 18, 2003

I don't believe in anything, I'm just here for the violence.


DocBubonic posted:

Nice to see games able to make it over a year. Its also interesting to hear that there was a big change in the character line up. Blackbird Dreaming started in 2007 and has replaced the entire original group of players.

It's possible to do. While not as old as Revin, Blackbird Dreaming, or September Procession, my X-Com game has been rolling for 18 months or so and has seen quite a bit of character turnover. Though, it might be a little different because I advertised it as a high mortality game.

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Alectai
Dec 31, 2008

It doesn't matter how long I live, I will never have a hat as dashing as this.

Yeah, it's basically the kind of game where one bad roll kills you, and that the ultimate enemy of all mankind is corners.

Seriously, how many of the deaths have come because someone rounded a corner into an Overwatching Xeno? Many of them!

mugrim
Mar 2, 2007

The same eye cannot both look up to heaven and down to earth.

No Place Like Home lasted from mid 2008 until 2010, but unfortunately things got crazy for me and it died. I think we had two of the original characters, though one of the initial players never posted a single thing in the thread.

Liesmith
Jan 29, 2006

by Y Kant Ozma Post


For whatever peanut gallery lurkers are out there thinking of applying to a game, when you inevitably don't get picked every single time try not to be like this guy about it.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...4#post395032750

Not looking to get all helldump on this one dude but come on, show some class. This is no way for a brand new game to start out.

Alectai
Dec 31, 2008

It doesn't matter how long I live, I will never have a hat as dashing as this.

Yeah, that was a bad moment on my part, I fully deserve mockery over it

Maytag
Nov 4, 2006

it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.

I sure hope there's gonna be a Paranoia game.

Please PM me if one starts.

LucyWanabe
Nov 4, 2009


Really loving the very intriguing Crown of Neverwinter--the character interactions and the political situation in the city has me hooked.

So does the rather nasty fight currently happening that just had, for me, an "oh poo poo!" moment. Hurry up I wanna see what happens next!

Golden Bee
Dec 24, 2009

I came here to chew bubblegum and quote 'They Live', and I'm... at an impasse.


I have never seen a paranoia pbp work out. The entire game is about thinking on your feet, and pbp is too meditative.
There are games all the time on synirc.net in #paranoia. Last night we imprisoned higher ups on rolling chairs and stole sluglaunchers set to "fun".

Mordiceius
Nov 10, 2007

Remember when I was one of the worst posters? I hope you've enjoyed this brief respite, because I'M BACK YOU FUCKERS. I'm bringing my condescending dogshit hot-takes to you at 20 potency over 30 seconds. That's right, they're such shit I've got the trait.

Welp. In the Midwestern Marauders we had our first true character death. Beaten to death with a giant turkey sausage.

That's Gamma Terra for ya.

Also, you guys should all go sign up for the other Gamma World game currently recruiting.

General Ironicus
Aug 21, 2008

Something about this feels kinda hinky


But who will escort him to the afterlife?

Ryuujin
Sep 26, 2007
Dragon God

Yeah that turkey log crit would have taken out pretty much anyone. Smithsonian at full would have survived but few others would, let alone after we had started to take a beating.

Is there any saving Junior? Does he make death saves or is he completely atomized?
Now that I think about it it is kind of surprising that it took this long for someone to die, it seemed like Gamma World was kind of lethal yet we managed to survive, with a few close calls.

Hardcordion
Feb 5, 2008

BARK BARK BARK


General Ironicus posted:

But who will escort him to the afterlife?

I like to think of it more like one more conductor of the dead finally getting to take the Number Nine to the next life.

Irish Legend
Aug 12, 2011


I am pretty interested in getting into a PBP game sometime soon. Especially through my deployment starting in FEB where I wont really have the chance to pen and paper. I would like to play anything sci-fi, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, and fantasy if it is GURPS or non 4e based. Ill keep watchign the recruitments for opportunities that pop up.

oldskool
Aug 9, 2010


Lipstick Apathy

If you want to live vicariously through someone else's GURPS, DocBubonic's Time of Death has a great start. I read through the first 500 posts in one sitting (so I'm halfway through the thread, drat), it's been great & I have high hopes for where the story goes from where I left off.

LightWarden
Mar 18, 2007


Oh boy, someone's getting PK'd in Neverwinter. I was hoping that someone would do this during the sewer level, but now is a good time as well.

This should be fun. All they have to do is ready an action to hit him if he does anything, and I think they can interrupt his interrupt. Either that or it's a roll-off. If Neverwinter wanted an undead ruler, they'd side with the Red Wizards.

Arrrthritis
May 31, 2007


Everyone has a plan 'til they get punched in the mouth.


Lightwarden you are breaking my heart .

LightWarden
Mar 18, 2007


One of the shortsighted things one can do in an intrigue game is bare one's fangs early an individual of equal or greater power, since that basically tells everyone else what's going on. The other shortsighted thing one can do is to bare one's fangs against a party member while in the presence of other party members, since party members are the closest thing to being individuals you can understand and thus trust (it's very hard to be absolutely sure that helpful NPCs aren't just using you and waiting to stab you in the back later, which limits the critical tasks you can assign them). There are at least two possible ways this can go down.

1) Moros attacks at 1d20+8 or so against an AC of 15. One in three shot of missing, in which case your target is alive and able to retaliate. If he hits, he hits for what, 2d8+4 against a dude who dies at -13? It could be enough to kill him, but isn't a guarantee. In the meantime, he has the world's unluckiest barbarian who still has a dazing rage vs his Will of 13 (who can then push Moros one square away from Faolan, rendering him unable to touch Faolan in melee), an AP (with an extra MBA from the Warlord's presence), and Avalanche Strike as an encounter power on the side of the guy he's trying to kill, while in his corner Moros *might* have Keely (assuming she doesn't decide that he's too drat dangerous for his own good, what with being an undead pawn of the nine hells). If Benny gets rolling and doesn't completely bomb, he can alpha-strike Moros into next week, even with his rubbish weapon.

2) Everyone stands down and the game goes on. But since Moros threatened Faolan's life after throwing a tantrum, he's basically declared that not only does he do not value companions above personal pride, but also that he's varying degrees of unhinged, which (along with the whole "technically dead" thing) is the kind of thing that gets people passed over for succession (and may make any of his current buddies really rethink their alliances). Moros' Will is his lowest defense, and he's a leather armored melee striker, which means that he sheds HP by the truckload, and since he's a revenant, it means that not only does he not fall over when he drops below 0, but he gets dazed and grants CA as well. This means that if there ever comes a time when he's deep in the negatives and it's Faolan's turn, Faolan can simply throw a mind blast at him at the lowest defense with CA and punch Moros' ticket on the Asmodeus express (who surely will give him a warm welcome after coming back from the grave empty-handed). And Moros has done his damndest to convince the party that this is a fantastic idea. Because if he loses his poo poo over petty insults like this, then as a ruler he's going to end up declaring war on Waterdeep when one of the nobles snubs him in their usual fashion.

I am just not sure if Moros thought his cunning plan all the way through. What did he think this would accomplish?

Looking forward to how you get out of this one.

LightWarden fucked around with this message at Sep 29, 2011 around 01:47

Yoshimo
Oct 5, 2003

Fleet of foot, and all that!


LightWarden you seem like a pretty cool and fun person to game with.

RickVoid
Oct 21, 2010


Rise of the New Mutants has been a hell of a read so far. Kinda want to see John Martin atomize somebody by telling them to gently caress off, though.

RickVoid fucked around with this message at Oct 3, 2011 around 20:13

Sion
Oct 16, 2004

well, it's not the most racist thing in the world. like- it's up there but it ain't the most racist thing.

Put this racist on ignore immediately!


Thank you! It's been a joy to run so far even if I do have trouble getting the pacing between balls-to-the-wall action and exposition-nonsense right at times. It's brilliant to know that there are people reading it and enjoying it and I would love to hear peoples guesses/ideas as to what's going on with Lilian and the scary voices in Adalicia's head.

Winson_Paine
Oct 27, 2000

Wait, something is wrong.


Sion posted:

Thank you! It's been a joy to run so far even if I do have trouble getting the pacing between balls-to-the-wall action and exposition-nonsense right at times. It's brilliant to know that there are people reading it and enjoying it and I would love to hear peoples guesses/ideas as to what's going on with Lilian and the scary voices in Adalicia's head.

Also Doug's radness, Doug is rad as hell.

RickVoid
Oct 21, 2010


Sion posted:

Thank you! It's been a joy to run so far even if I do have trouble getting the pacing between balls-to-the-wall action and exposition-nonsense right at times. It's brilliant to know that there are people reading it and enjoying it and I would love to hear peoples guesses/ideas as to what's going on with Lilian and the scary voices in Adalicia's head.

On the topic of Mary/Lillian, I'm not sure what to think anymore. At first I thought that Lillian was a separate personality Mary created to deal with her powers blooming. Now, with the scanner giving us different readings based on whoever is in charge at the time, I have no idea. The third voice whispering in their head is clearly a separate entity. Pretty sure that's what the blob actually is. Could it be a symbiote? Spiderman does exist in the universe. I think we'll need to know more about the night they got their powers before I can figure this poo poo out.

Also, what scary voices in Hulk-Girl's head? Think I missed something here...

Winson_Paine posted:

Also Doug's radness, Doug is rad as hell.

Oh god, Doug. You do obnoxious 14-year old with superpowers way, way too well. I occasionally want to punch the little berk in the head. (Not that he'd feel it.)

All of you guys are doing an awesome job with your supers. Particularly Orfeo, since I really hated his character when he was introduced. I kind of wish he'd post a little more and get more involved in the action, but honestly he's been pretty consistent with his guy's personality, and I"m looking forward to seeing where his story goes.

Sion, if you ever lose your mind and decide to add one more person to this game, I'd love to take over John. A guy with a mechanical voice like Steven Hawking who uses his actual voice to deliver explosive one-liners and has a crush on the Giantess? Sign me the hell up!

Yoshimo
Oct 5, 2003

Fleet of foot, and all that!


My game, [D&D 4E] Team Murdersticks, just hit 1500 posts

John Dyne
Jul 3, 2005

Well, fuck. Seriously?



Nuggan's Black Crusade game is starting to get somewhat ridiculous.

So far we've pulled a Weekend at Bernie's and used a dead tech-priest to convince some other tech-priests we were on their side. Immediately after, I slap a guy on the back, causing him to discharge his harpoon into the back of one of the tech-priests walking away, and when I pull out my heavy flamer, I set off the large fuel canister they were carrying.

Originally impaled tech-priest is still dangling from the tether of the harpoon gun, so I yank on it, it comes free, and the dead priest free-falls several hundred feet and lands on a cherubim.

Feel good thread of the year.

Thelonious Funk
Jan 6, 2009

Twisted Fate ain't got shit on me.


DocBubonic posted:

I have a question that I'm hoping someone could help me answer. What is the longest running active (as in not in the archives) game running in TG? I think it might be Renvin (Steampunk) which started Dec 12, 2006. I took a look through TG and couldn't find any other games that have gone on longer. Is there?

Didn't Kill the Red Dragon last around that time if not longer? I knew it went on for absolute ages.

Original Name38
Jan 19, 2012


puppies are dicks' Space PDQ Game is a joy to read through! Does anyone know how to reach the GM? I'd like to ask permission to apply.

Robo Pope
Jul 17, 2004

I AM THE POPE, DO AS I SAY.

I don't think recruitment is open for that game right now, but puppies hangs out on the IRC channel #ohgod a lot, so you could probably ask him there. Or maybe post in the OOC thread for the game.

Puppies are dicks
Jan 31, 2011

WHY YOU GOTTA BREAK A BROS HEART


Original Name38 posted:

puppies are dicks' Space PDQ Game is a joy to read through! Does anyone know how to reach the GM? I'd like to ask permission to apply.

Actually, I'm going to open recruitment in the next week or so. I was going to let the current possible nuclear holocaust play out before opening the doors for new players. It'd suck to have someone go to the trouble of coming up with an entry only to have everything change up on them as soon as they started posting in the game.

Anticheese
Feb 13, 2008

$60,000,000 sexbot


That's excellent. I'll have to see about writing a faction up when the game opens.

KSAF Staff Report
Dec 5, 2011

#acolyte faggot Hall of Fame
Ask me about trying to get published by The Black Library in between the minutes of Traffic Court reporting. Also ask me about having a game survival rate worse than the Infant Mortality Rate of Afghanistan


I love TI, but I think Incy is insane for trying to run it on the forums. It's so complex. And takes so long to play in person.
I'll be impressed if they manage to get all the way through. It's a big committment on everyone's park.

Pander
Oct 9, 2007

Fear is the glue that holds society together. It's what makes people suppress their worst impulses. Fear is power.

And at the end of fear, oblivion.


KSAF Staff Report posted:

I love TI, but I think Incy is insane for trying to run it on the forums. It's so complex. And takes so long to play in person.
I'll be impressed if they manage to get all the way through. It's a big committment on everyone's park.

I've played it before in person, and for some reason it's much harder for me to follow along on the forum than in person. Just seems like jpgs are no replacement for just looking up close at whatever you want.

Puppies are dicks
Jan 31, 2011

WHY YOU GOTTA BREAK A BROS HEART


Anticheese posted:

That's excellent. I'll have to see about writing a faction up when the game opens.

The game is open once again for recruitment. Having recovered from the zombie menace (sort of), just barely dodged WW3/nuclear holocaust, there's room for 3 more players. Also, Norway may have just been eaten by a horrible monster the likes of which man and science have not yet seen.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...3#post400157854

Actually, I'm a bit unsure of how to proceed with advertising re-recruitment. For the Recruitment Megathread it says not to post the same recruitment thread for a game more than once, do I just make mention of it here or is it ok for me to post a new recruitment since it's a nearly new/different set of circumstances? Does anybody have any suggestions for how I might do so?

SleazyBakeOven
Oct 4, 2011

Please, talk to me about Eberron! And by Eberron I mean Warforged. Really I just wanna talk about the Warforged.


not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but Public Opinion's Salvage Squad Pbp is a thing of bizarre, wonderful beauty. Also, If anyone was interested in running a Vampire the Requiem/Changeling the Lost game I would join in a heart beat/be eternally grateful.

Doomsayer
Sep 2, 2008

Lord of All Dances.


SleazyBakeOven posted:

not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but Public Opinion's Salvage Squad Pbp is a thing of bizarre, wonderful beauty. Also, If anyone was interested in running a Vampire the Requiem/Changeling the Lost game I would join in a heart beat/be eternally grateful.

I'm so jealous of his drawing skill My own DMing attempts are sad, sad notions in the face of Salvage Squad.

SleazyBakeOven
Oct 4, 2011

Please, talk to me about Eberron! And by Eberron I mean Warforged. Really I just wanna talk about the Warforged.


Doomsayer posted:

I'm so jealous of his drawing skill My own DMing attempts are sad, sad notions in the face of Salvage Squad.

in your defense, your posts in that thread are often quite hilarious

Robo Pope
Jul 17, 2004

I AM THE POPE, DO AS I SAY.

Yeah, the drawings are the icing on top of the delicious cake that is a super fun adventure that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Doomsayer
Sep 2, 2008

Lord of All Dances.


SleazyBakeOven posted:

in your defense, your posts in that thread are often quite hilarious

D'awww, you're too kind

Snarls Barkley
Feb 13, 2012

by Y Kant Ozma Post


The Tiny Dogsgame is maybe the most delightful thing to read ever.
http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3451331

Mordiceius
Nov 10, 2007

Remember when I was one of the worst posters? I hope you've enjoyed this brief respite, because I'M BACK YOU FUCKERS. I'm bringing my condescending dogshit hot-takes to you at 20 potency over 30 seconds. That's right, they're such shit I've got the trait.

Saturday marks the 1 year anniversary of the start of my Gamma World game thread. It's kind of dumb to celebrate, but I'm pretty proud.

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Pokeylope
Nov 12, 2010


Congratulations

The Midwestern Marauders is one of my favorite threads in the subforum. The whole alien fungus plot is deliciously Gamma World, and having Enik show up again has me really excited to see what happens next.

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