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JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


When I was playing in Arashiofordo3's game of Monsters, I had four giant sentient chess pieces which hid in my characters chess set (He was the head of the chess club) the four of them were Queen - who tried to subjugate and rule everything, when that failed she executed them with an axe. Knight - A cavalier sort of chap who kept leaving gifts with my characters name on for various women, he also said "HaHA!" a lot. Bishop - the voice of reason and had useful - heal, so was always welcome. And Rook, who was a giant steampunk castle statue who spawned pawns out of his gates and the only sound he could make was to toot like an ocean liner fog horn. All the same monster, all entirely legal under the rules. It was awesome.

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JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


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:



Hell to the yeah UK larp. :):respek::hist101:

I've seen some amazing larp weapons at the system I go to. From rune inscribed frying pans, to a giant pink flamingo being used as a mace, not to mention the foam brain throwing weapon. If you know what you're doing with the foam you can do anything.

My own experience of larp combat has a few additional rules to follow.

Rule 1: Never go for the head. We don't care how safe you say a weapon is, you can still give someone a concussion if you swing hard enough.

Rule 2: As already mentioned, never stab with a weapon. We're not even particularly fond of "Stab-safe" weapons because all those have are additional foam at the end to make it harder for the core to go through it. Best not to risk it.

Rule 3: Pull your swings, this is for your own safety as much as anyone else's. If you don't pull your swings, then neither will the guy you just whacked and there's a fair chance they can hit harder then you.

At the end of the day, most people larp to have fun and feel like a badass as they fight off hoards of zombies, demons, orcs and goblins, what ever their poison. But if your not careful then someone's going to get hurt, and that can really spoil the day.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


hectorgrey posted:

The game I go to (Forever's Destiny in Manchester) says no stabbing, even with stab-safe - you might get into the habit of stabbing, then do it with a weapon that isn't stab safe.

You go to Forever Destiny? I might have actually met you at one point, although I only went once. It was the dead of winter about two years back and cold as all get out. Think I played a Hospitala (The dudes which take damage off others and then just heal themselves) Was a fun game but your damage system was awkward as gently caress to get my head around. Think I ended the night addicted to herbal remedies which the party kept feeding me cause I was the only healer.



dwarf74 posted:

We managed pretty well. My 8' and 6' spears used flag corps cores, with a thick disc of leather capping the end, and most of a nerf ball on the stabby bit.

Basically, these. (Two former roommates on the right):


But yeah, stabbing "swords" could be a problem.

Our weapons tend to look a little more realistic which means thinner foam, sorta like these:



Although pumpkin jousting looks badass as hell.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


I'd be up for a larp mega thread. It'd be pretty cool to see what other systems there are out there.


hectorgrey posted:

If you went to the December one a couple of years back, we'll have met then; I played a warrior called Hector. As for the weird damage, there's a reason why most starting players are limited to one of four basic classes, and it's not out of a desire to stifle fun.

And yeah, we tend to use thinner foam over here, so full force blows would probably leave a few bruises.

The name Hector does sound familiar, but my memory is fairly rubbish. So I might be thinking of someone from another system, not too sure.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:



I NEED to play this game. This sounds so easy and fun to run. You don't even need to stat enemies! Just put the players together and watch it happen :allears:

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Bitchtits McGee posted:

Gentle readers, behold: the final boss of Black Tokyo.

I found the idea of a personification of the hate of an entire nation and the deaths from world war 2 kind of interesting, and it could be a fantastic final boss.

Then I remembered what game this was for and was really disappointed :sigh:

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:



Every day you post more of this is a good day. :allears:

I'm loving the class system, simple yet each feels individual and with the ability to choose between combat, technique and magic you can get a fair amount of different characters going. I'm really hoping by the time you finish you'll have decoded enough for someone to attempt to run it.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


That is a snazzy item system and I wish things like that were a bit more prolific, then again, if they were then it wouldn't seem nearly as interesting. A set of Grandpa's old gross tacky Light Armour is nearly half the price of a brand new set. Coming in at 461 gold :yotj:

Bit of a shame the old goat charged you for it but I doubt they have pensions in Ryuutama land.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


I just can't wait to see someone cast Absolute Zero Clock to be able to cast Laundry Knights four times in the space of a second. Clean the poo poo out of everything :black101:

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Forums Terrorist posted:

I could knock up a sample character or stat up a member of the cast or something, but I'm going to do the amusing thing and let goons vote to come up with a character concept. The deadline will be either tomorrow or sooner if there's a clear winner; if no one can decide I'll pick the funniest.

The choice was made long ago. Winnie The Pooh, the Wax Droid. Hero of the revolution. Martyr to the cause.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Bitchtits McGee posted:

I feel like I'm forgetting something, but then again, I always feel like that. It's usually the case, too. Anyhow! Next time: kingdom creation! For those interested in reader participation, roll up about fifteen d6s and we'll see what sort of place we get! I can't wait!

15d6=51

Here's some dice, in case the numbers were important, I'll copy them out.

15d6 → [1,4,2,1,3,5,4,4,3,6,2,3,4,5,4] = (51)

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Bitchtits McGee posted:


Fuckin' finally! Next time: character creation! This calls for another round of audience participation! I totally undercounted the number of dice required for generating a Kingdom, so to be on the safe side this time, give me a total of 25 d6s each! Limit of five examples, first come first served, but at this rate, I won't be posting in this thread again until sometime next month, so hey, no rush! :suicide:

Our Horselizards shall bear the brave warriors of Kitty Planet to battle! drat I love this game, I'm adding it to the list of "Games that need to be translated to English ASAP"

As for dice...

5, 6, 4, 2, 2, 1, 3, 6, 1, 3, 2, 3, 4, 3, 5, 1, 1, 4, 6, 3, 4, 6, 5, 5, 5

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Yes! Get in! I am the king of kitties. Bow before your Meowjesty. :colbert:

Also you all can have the day off while I consume copious amounts of catni-I mean... do the kingdoms taxes. Yes... That it.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Punting posted:

Well of course they didn't claim Jesus was a werewolf, that would just be silly.

Besides, He's already a Lasombra, duh. :colbert:

I always thought he was a mage with Matter, Death and probably Life thrown in as well. The more you know :pseudo:

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Bitchtits McGee posted:


JohnOfOrdo3 - Kabaddi, nodo kara te ga deru, "a hand from the throat"; an impossible request; asking for the moon.

I get the feeling my character gets drunk and asks for a lot of stupid poo poo... Either that or he goes around commanding everyone to lick their elbows to prove their loyalty to him.

Hey, what are royalty for?

:cheers:

Now grow 9 extra arms so you can carry all this cool poo poo I found in the dungeon. Grow...! Grow faster dammit!

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


dereku posted:

Maybe they're as in WtA I believe that had names like "Howls-To-The-Moon" and stuff like that

Tuba/Organ ryoute ni hana no, "flowers in both hands"; doubly blessed; alternately, to have a pretty woman on each arm.

Now I can see the knight with her two "flowers" as in two sword fighting or a wenching knight like Don Cardeño in the sims medieval LP

Let's better go with the dual swords figter idea...

You could call the swords your "Gladiolus" and then it would be doubly true.

The More You Know :eng101:

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


So if I'm reading that right, I like causing wars and not buying enough candles, and hate the dungeons and other species. Or is it the other way around?

Still though, the background rolls are an interesting way to add tension into the game, it's pretty cool and means there will be some politics going on in game as people try to maneuver the kingdom in the direction they want it to go.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Bitchtits McGee posted:

The Like/Dislike results are free-assignable, the only requirement is that you have two of each. You could be a dungeon-loving king-of-the-night who's also a peacenik racist, or you could tack 'em down in order like that, or you can make up your own if you don't like what got rolled. There aren't any mechanics backing this up like with Backgrounds, so the tables are just there for convenience.

Ahhh! That makes more sense. It'd be interesting getting the background I got and ending up hating foreigners. Do you hate yourself? Or your entire kingdom? :v:

Have you ever played a game of this McGee? I know you're attempting to translate it according to the japanese role play thread

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


We could try putting a play by post together. But it would end with only you knowing the rules since no one else could read the book. Maybe one day, eh?

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Bitchtits McGee posted:

It wouldn't be the first WGA game on these forums.

But for now let us change tracks to what will hopefully be considered a happier subject: as of this past Friday, the Meikyuu Kingdom core books have been completely translated. Don't know exactly by whom, though, since they posted it anonymously on 4chan's /tg/ board, but here's a more permanent link to the bare-bones PDF they put together for anyone who's interested. Problem as it pertains to this thread is whether or not I should continue with my write-up (which is still ongoing, yes, I've just been busy) or let you all just read the game itself there and skip ahead to Meikyuu Days.

I'd still quite like to see your write up continue. Since it's pretty helpful to someone who hasn't ever played the game before. Although I do have a personal motive here, in that I never understand a game until someone else has taken me through it, because I'm somehow incapable of learning a system on my own. Which is annoying when you're trying to introduce folk to a game and have to keep turning to the guy to your right to ask how something works, but hey, what'cha gonna do.

Selfishness aside, I guess the question comes down to this: Do you feel that the barebone PDF covers everything you had to say about this game? If yes, then go onto Days. If not, stick with Kingdoms until your satisfied

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


goatface posted:

Shin missiles have always confused me. Why would you put missile launchers on the part of the robot most likely to be behind cover?

Because when you're in a robot badass enough to have shin missiles, you're supposed to stride at the enemy. Not stand behind cover. You should be laughing as bullets bounce off your armour, all the while kicking missiles at everyone.

The other reason I guess could be as anti vehicle weaponry against infantry vehicles. If your robot is big enough then they should be at just about the right height to fire without you having to look down to aim with the guns on your upper torso.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Count Chocula posted:

Was the Discworld book with the creepy tooth fairy who lives in a palace made of teeth the same one where Susan Sto-Helit is a monster-hunting babysitter?

Yes, it also involved Death taking over for the Hog Father, as well as the birth of the Oh God of Hangovers :eng101:

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Cyphoderus posted:


DOUBLE CROSS

drat I'm loving the sound of this so far. It's really catching hold of my imagination. I look forward to hearing more about this system.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Cyphoderus posted:

Ooops! Corrected. Haha, goddamn.

Now's maybe a good time to mention that there are zero creepy things about Double Cross. Not much to go all "Japan! :argh:" over.

I love this game more and more with every new thing I learn about it. That class selection is fantastic, everybody gets to feel cool, powerful and likely very useful in a fight. I really like the sound of Orcus, the idea of having a wall eat someone fills my mind with glee. :black101:

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


papasyhotcakes posted:

Excuse me fine fellows but I have been searching the internet to buy the latest Paranoia Troubleshooter Source book, preferably as a PDF, but no one seems to carry either the book or a digital version anymore, I have found it on Amazon and on Ebay but for outrageous prices, and Moongose only seems to have the High Programmer Edition, does anyone know where I could buy it?

If you're in the uk, then Travelling Man can sort you out for £29.99. Plus whatever postage expenses there are. If you're elsewhere though then I can't really help you.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:



Oh DX, you never cease to make me smile :allears:

I personally think that's a pretty good players guide, since it focuses less on how to use the rules and more how to be when you're playing the game. I think I myself could probably have done with some of that advice on occasion, as could most people from time to time I'm sure.

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


PantsOptional posted:

Oh Lord. V&V combat is dire.

Though you forgot to mention the best part of hit points calculation - the weight adjustment! Fatties are tougher because reasons.

If the x-men animated cartoon from my childhood has taught me anything, it's that nothing can stop the Blob

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Cyphoderus posted:

This one was written sort of hurriedly because I think my power is about to go down, sorry.



DOUBLE CROSS

Syndrome Dossier, Part E


Neumann

Orcus

The Orcus was everything I ever dreamed of and more. I so far haven't seen a syndrome that I dislike or couldn't think of a few cool things to do with. I cannot wait for Christmas to come so I can get my hands on this and start running it till my friends are sick to death of me :v:

Out of interest, what's your preferred syndrome Cyphoderus?

JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Cyphoderus posted:


Solaris, the assholes chemistry guys

I am laughing my rear end off from this one, I might need to make a recurring character who's one of these just to troll the entire party every session. You mission hand out tonight? Sure, just swallow this, sit back, and tell me all the new colours you see. :v:

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JohnOfOrdo3
Nov 7, 2011

My other car is an asteroid
:black101:


Cyphoderus posted:



[b]DOUBLE CROSS


Going to chime in with my appreciation for bring us such an interesting and fun looking game. Cheers Cyphoderus!

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