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Cooked Auto
Aug 4, 2007

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Humbug Scoolbus posted:

I want to see a real Yokai based game now...Fields is making cool concepts awful. :smith:

Could've sworn there was a game released last year or something that handled Yokai pretty well and in a cute way too. Sadly I can't remember its name though.

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Cooked Auto
Aug 4, 2007

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Bitchtits McGee posted:

Golden Sky Stories?

After looking at the cover I have to say that was probably the game I was thinking about.

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Aug 4, 2007

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Young Freud posted:

They were both lovely tanks compared to the Sherman :colbert:

Which is saying a lot.


This quote sums up the Lee/Grant tank pretty well.

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Aug 4, 2007

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Bieeardo posted:

This. This is something that's always annoyed the unholy gently caress out of me about White Wolf. This... hate-on the writers and the lore have for human achievements and the human condition.

It's a theme that reoccurs quite a bit pretty much everywhere with varying degrees of decent execution. I mean the entire theme behind the plot of Assassins Creed is that there is no such thing as real human achievement and such because it was all because either the templars or the assassins that caused it or was because someone had found one of the Pieces of Eden artifacts. And I'm sure it makes an appearance in a lot of other fiction and campaign systems.

It's a theme I'm not to keen on to be honest. Especially when the execution in many cases tends to be heavy handed as hell, especially in the case with the AC games as well as what I've seen what WW has done on the whole thing.

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Aug 4, 2007

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pospysyl posted:

Eventually, the first Black Fury pack showed up. The oldest Gorgon, Euryale or New Moon, thought that males were the weaker sex. The second Helena the Theurge, knew that men would eventually rebel against female rule and cause the downfall of womanhood. Stheno, the Philodox, was the wisest, and Medusa the Artisan sung and Raged a lot Isthmene, the youngest and most beautiful of the Gorgons, had a silver labrys and totally beat up anyone who messed with her. They gathered more lady werewolves, who settled in Greece and at first worshipped Luna directly, until she had to help everyone out.

But... But... But Euryale was the middle child of the Gorgons and Stheno was the oldest one and Medusa was the youngest of the three Gorgon sisters.
White Wooooooooolf :psyduck:

Also... gorgons of all things. :raise:

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Aug 4, 2007

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Evil Mastermind posted:

Life, the Mutliverse, and Everything - Let's Read TORG


And once again Scandinavia is left out.
I'm just gonna believe that their Viking spirit makes them resistant and helping them fight back.

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Aug 4, 2007

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Kurieg posted:



Chapter 6: Birth of the Youngest

I like how the East quote suddenly mentions the Spanish Republican Army. :v:
I would just assume he meant the People's Liberation Army which is the actual name of the Chinese army.

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Aug 4, 2007

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hectorgrey posted:

Hold on, that's the kind of poo poo you use LARPing in America? drat, here in the UK we use poo poo like this:



There is a reason why European LARPers make jokes about penis swords and such when talking about the general quality of American LARPs. :v:

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Aug 4, 2007

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Hedningen posted:

So that's the basics of Mutant. Definitely an interesting way to handle things – rather than the usual “Nuclear apocalypse wipes out everything”, it was a mutated alien plague that managed to kill most of the people, and the mutations are considerably more intentional.

This is part of why Mutant is so good – it handles the idea of mutation really well. There has to be a reason for all of these mutated things somehow surviving, and knowing how long evolution takes, they figured it had to have gotten a little bit of help from the various scientists attempting to survive the plague.

It also gives the person running the game a poo poo-ton of freedom – there's a huge number of available plots to be found in just the setting introduction alone, and it fleshed out the world quite a bit without going into too much detail. I'll cover some of the important (and specific!) bits later, but for now, you've got the general idea of the world.

Next time – Basic Rules, Character classes, and some awesome tables to roll on

It's worth pointing out by the time Undergångens Arvtagare came out they pretty much used the same background as this edition but made it even more vaguer and mythic. But having read the UA book I do recognize a lot of the elements in UA coming from this edition but expanded by a whole lot. Fun to see it's origins though as my only real contact with Mutant comes from UA and some Mutant 2089. (I'd almost want to do a write up of the specific adventure I played back then but I think it'd be kinda out of context.)

If anything if and when you come around that you should probably post a translation of either the background story or the story of the founding of the nation of Pyris. Otherwise I'm pretty sure there is a semi-finished translation you can use or link to for that purpose.

Cooked Auto fucked around with this message at 01:08 on May 8, 2013

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Aug 4, 2007

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Kurieg posted:



What is going on here. No seriously, what is that behind him?

That is obviously a devious pit trap but with grinders instead of spikes.

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Aug 4, 2007

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Fossilized Rappy posted:

Spinosaurus: Spinosaurus: is pretty upfront about what it probably did in life: big "fishhook" claws, crocodile-like head, and namesake sail produce a picture of a well-adapted giant coastal carnivore. Field, however, claims that Spinosaurus should be a saurian cheetah that runs at high speeds and leaps at its prey.

:what:
Considering Spinosaurus size and it being one of the largest theropods found so far makes that last claim extra dubious/retarded.

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Aug 4, 2007

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A map of Europa but not a single mention of Scandinavia. Of course. :sigh:

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Aug 4, 2007

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Redeye Flight posted:

I'd like to note, D20 Modern's Allegiance system is its answer to the much-maligned Alignment system from other D20 games, and works about a million times better, allowing for much greater roleplay and customization. It's one of the things the system got very right.

And therefore will never be seen again in any future D20 games. :v:

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Aug 4, 2007

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Cyphoderus posted:

Each Scenario will have Handouts. These are for the players, and they say what kind of characters are expected in the scenario. The book implies that "just create whatever, let's see what you guys want to play and take it from there" is something that tends to not happen very often. It expects the GM to have a selection of character concepts that fit the plot of their scenario, and the players to pick the concepts they like the best. I'm not a huge fan of it.

And it's here (and the later parts of that update in general) the core difference that I've noticed between Japanese and Western PnP RPGs appear, as the Japanese ones are usually geared for quick instances of play, like say for a lunch break or something like that, while the Western ones are more often than not built with a long lasting campaign in mind.
It's an interesting difference really.

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Aug 4, 2007

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Bieeardo posted:

The first time I saw it, back before I knew this sort of thing had a name, and possibly before one had been coined, was when AD&D went from first edition to second. They did this with a multimedia extravaganza: tie-in comic books, novels, adventure modules... all surrounding the euphemistically named Time of Troubles, when the gods' dad took away the keys to the godmobile and booted them out to live on Faerun for a while.

Speaking of which it's kinda fascinating to see that WOTC still keeps going with the whole metaplot thing considering the changes they've decided to go through with Faerun for 5th ed.

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