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Dec 29, 2008

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Sometimes there is a struggle between using your awesome Glitterboy armor for its intended purpose and being a total wimp who hates fun.

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Wapole Languray posted:

[*]Bear Flag Empire: California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. Split from the United States and ruled by the probably crazy but still wildly popular President/Emperor Norton the First.

I'm so happy they remembered Norton. :allears:

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Alien Rope Burn posted:

Save vs. Pedophila. :(



Being a psychiatrist is apparently on par with inescapable berserker rage! Who knew?

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Dec 29, 2008

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I'm enjoying the write-up on Exile: The Deported. Thanks for doing it!

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Eldad Assarach posted:

In the meantime, would anybody like to think of a trap to catch Ziagnork the alien? His Strength is 3 and his Health is 5, meaning the TN for his trap is 8.

Ziagnork has been bothering the old air and space museum for who knows why. Reddy, Raphne, Relma, Raggy, and Rooby set out to catch him. Raggy and Rooby shout out that aliens smell bad, getting Z to chase them. Then they dash towards the flight simulators. Relma sprays the ground with cooking oil from the cafeteria greasetraps after Raggy and Rooby run by, making Z slip as he chases them. Z slides into a flight sim and Raphne closes the door and locks it. Reddy turns the sim on to 11, totally discombobulating Z. Rooby and Raggy collect a crashpad and parachutes from the 'be a paratrooper' activity center, and set up below the flight sim. Reddy opens the flight som hatch when the thing is upside down, dumping Z onto the crash pad, where Raggy and Rooby pull the ripcords on the parachutes and tangle up the evil ET. Commence calling the police and unmasking.

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A talking car, no wait, a talking shark, agh, poo poo. A goofy American Revolution-era ghost! drat it!

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Kellsterik posted:

A very special guest appearance from Mister Guy Fieri.


This one! This one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofO69wHdmcQ

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theironjef posted:

Yeah, that's so silly. Indy has a crazy ability to just mutter "Well this is an ancient dialect, but I can probably puzzle out the gist." Why take that away from the players who are just trying to play as Indy? Earn your fun, 80s plebes.

Don't you mean "are forced to play as Indy?" That strict stock playbook business was so distasteful to me, I wasn't surprised their product tanked.

Edit: Speaking of failed game products, I have a copy of The Noir RPG, by Archon Games. As far as I can tell, Archon never made any other products.

I have never run it, and only have it because it was given to me as a gift. I recall it being a fairly lackluster book, with a really obnoxious typeface. D6 dicepool + merits/flaws for the system. I'm not sure if it'd be worth doing a writeup for the thread, but I'll give it a solid reread and maybe I'll do that.

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Halloween Jack posted:

If I recall correctly, there were some really shady backstage hijinx in the making of that game. I believe it was a case of "a geek with some money invests it in his dream" and there were shenanigans with writers and artists not getting paid while they blew money on ridiculous poo poo like catered parties at conventions.

I would not be surprised. The book just has this feeling of "cut corners" all the way through. I recall a fair few really simple typos that would have been caught if anyone was being paid to give a drat.

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Halloween Jack posted:

I quoted a bunch of stuff here, but it was too much. Long story short, developer Jack Norr just tears into the company in this RPGnet thread.

Somebody loving explain to me why I remember RPG business gossip from years ago, but I can't find my football.

Also:


They threw a party at the GAMA trade show, featuring ice sculptures and free cigars.

You have to do this.

Holy crap, that's impressive sleuthing. I'll start my reread this weekend. Might take a bit to actually get some content down for the thread.

Edit: Read that rpgnet thread, and now I understand the true horror of Archon. Also someone laments the "erstwhile vilification of Kevin Siembieda," which makes me laugh. Thanks for the information. I'll incorporate at least some of it into my writeup somehow.

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Halloween Jack posted:

It gets worse!

I saw a bit of commentary by Stolze about the whole Archon/UA deal when I was looking around last night. He didn't really say anything negative about Archon, but did note that after a certain point, Lisa Mann (the owner) just sort of...disappeared.

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Just as an update on the Noir writeup: it's going to take me a while. I didn't get a chance to read the book over the weekend, and I'm pretty busy for the next couple weeks. Maybe I can get an intro post up sometime soon, though.

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I'm loving the product numbers on those grenade launchers. Wiggle Wiggle.

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Ratpick posted:

Monsterhearts is cool. It's also, in my experience, both the hardest and the easiest game to get people to play. Like, people who are already into tabletop will react with something between "What is this Twilight bullshit?" and "Why would I play a game of teenage drama when I could play a cool fantasy hero?" with usually a side of "Ewww, it's about sex" to taste. I've had the most success finding people to play it with by asking from people within my social circles who have no preconceptions of what RPGs need to be about and are open to the idea of teenage monster melodrama.

This encapsulates my opinion on Monsterhearts exactly. I think it's really awesome, but I have one or two final mental hurdles to kick over and give the finger to before I'm ready to embrace the teen angst.

Edit: Your review is probably what will get me to play Monsterhearts eventually.

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I know I said I'd do a writeup of Noir, but it's just not going to happen for a while. My life has gotten extremely busy lately. I'll make sure to bookmark all that excellent background info that was pulle up, though. It'll happen. Eventually.

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Torchbearer-related! I'm voting for a Halfling. Now it's all tied up. God bless democracy.

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My vote is for Golden Sky Stories, but take a break! You earned it.

Also holy poo poo maybe I should find the time to write up Noir.

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I didn't know anything about Synnibar's setting until now. It's impressive how it just continues to ramp up in craziness. Also, at some point dwarves showed up?

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You'll need a name at least as crazy as Raven C. S. McCracken.

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Alien Rope Burn posted:

Just call me J. R. "Stone" McGillicutty, then.

Ramrod Q. E. D. O'Shaunessy

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Looking forward to more Synnib:argh:

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I'd like to imagine that if the one woman did use the Villain Point, Wick would have no idea what to do because they weren't following his master plan.

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That just sounds so terribly sad and bitter.

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Kai Tave posted:

"Listen up, Netpunks!"

Also what the gently caress does "I'd rather send my kids to community college than abrogate a contract" mean?

Rather give his kids sub-par education than back out on a contract.

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Kai Tave posted:

Nah, I'm inclined to think it's more


Like, it says something very specifically assholish about someone when they're casting about for an example of terrible things they'd rather do than let a contract slide and they go with "send my kids to community college!"

I think it's both, honestly.

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8one6 posted:

I think my favorite d20 We couldn't secure the license game was Exorsystems.
Guess what it wasn't a game of. Go on...


Ah, it's about collecting misplaced Splinter Cell goggles.

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The "hoax became real" origin is probably referencing this one episode of Supernatural where that exact thing happened due to thousands of people on a creepypasta/urban legend site sharing a magic symbol along with their versions of the story. It was way more interesting than this skin.

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Robindaybird posted:

Much as I love Highlander, it really wouldn't make a good game

I would only play a Highlander game if it included a Beheading Trajectory Table.

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The knockoff Vault Boy cartoons are killing me.

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Why isn't that blue lady wearing proper PPE? She could contract Space Ebola!

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Get the most boring out of the way first: Living Land

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That man's legs don't match at all.

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LeSquide posted:

You leave Stumpy Bill alone. He's the only one with a gun.

It's like his entire left leg is just a big foot.

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theironjef posted:

It goes pretty well with his weird "cloak for a left hand" thing. Also that one guy must open a lot of giant beers with that sword.

The Blade of Mike Robrew provides a +10 on Sunder Armor attempts.

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I had a pretty good time playing Polaris the one time I did. There's a lot about it that could be improved, but it was an interesting time nonetheless. :nyoron:

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I remember playing some sort of kludged-together FF game with friends using 3.5ed DnD. We had limit breaks, materia, summons/assists, and combo moves. It was some unholy mix of Chrono Trigger and FF6/7, really.

So I'm pretty excited to read about this Returners game

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theironjef posted:

Hopefully someone does a writeup then, since my thing is podcasts.

I am going to transcribe your podcast and print it out, obviously.

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Warcraft RPG posted:

Stand at Death's Door:(Con +15, Cleave, Toughness, BAB+7, 20 or more HP) you deal extra damage with melee attacks equal to 20-current hit points.

Wouldn't you stop qualifying for this feat as soon as you went under 20HP, RAW? It was the first thing I read, and obviously that would be the stupidest way to read the rules.

Also that beloved commander feat is terrible. No PC would want to take it, because who would expect and want to be knocked out of combat?

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Kurieg posted:

It says 20 or more max hp. I was just simplifying it. Trust me if it was that stupid I would have pointed it out.

I realized this after I posted. I've come to assume the stupidest, regarding the Warcraft rpg.

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Does Jovian Chronicles have a mechanic for determining whether a name is for a boy or girl?

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