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Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

Serf posted:

I'll be damned. I should not be as surprised as I am.

It was also our Second Episode of System Mastery. Which we only did because I was super interested to see what the hell you would do in a Buffy RPG. Also, oh my god, we were so bad back then. I'm so sorry.

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Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

WaywardWoodwose posted:

I know this probably isn't the place, but can someone tell me which episode of system mastery Blimpleggers appeared in? I'm writing some stuff for it for my group.

It was in one of the Afterthought episodes when someone asked us to come up with a setting that wasn't based around MagiTech. I think somewhere around episode 10-12?

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

Count Chocula posted:

Slay vampires?
Buffy's the show that made research look fun.

Yeah but "slay vampires" was just one person's thing. Like everyone that wasn't the Slayer was mostly there to be snarky, half-assedly look up demons in old books, and fall in love with monsters. I was genuinely curious if they were going to go with an "everyone is a slayer/supernatural" route or if it was like "One person gets to be cool and everyone else is a bystander". I think they handled the split pretty well, all things considered.

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

Fossilized Rappy posted:

1. That Welsh dinosaur show with typically only a creature an episode is Primeval. It also has a roleplaying game created by the same people who did the Doctor Who Roleplaying Game, with not one, nor two, but three books in its line. I may or may not happen to own copies I hold in reserve for whenever I feel brave enough to review them.

Primeval! drat, I just could not for the life of me remember the name of it. I know I've seen the RPG book of that around but I've never actually bothered looking at that or the Dr. Who one, though I've been slightly interested in flipping through the Dr. Who book just to see.

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

Alien Rope Burn posted:

Planescape always had those weird metal strips that broke pages up. As much as I loved the line, it always seemed like a self-indulgent waste of space.

New thread title. FATAL & Friends 2016: a self-indulgent waste of space

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

Midjack posted:

ahahaa I have a copy of this.

High-five! Me too. I can't bring myself to throw it away. I've played it exactly once and it was about as bad as you would think.

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

Night10194 posted:

The other notable thing in 7th Sea was you also got bonus EXP equivalent to the EXP/CP invested in your background when you resolved it, which isn't a terrible idea.

The problem was you actually got bonus XP every time it came up, not just when you resolved it. Which meant that if I purchased the Lost Love background and I'm constantly searching for my one true, then I am disincentivized from actually finding her because it means my XP engine runs dry. So you have a player making a choice between keeping his XP generator or acting in character.

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

Alien Rope Burn posted:

It's funny because I was listening to the intro and going "Wow, how much time did they put into that?" It was swell.

The answer is: More time than it took to actually make and edit the whole rest of the episode.

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo


Time for a brand new episode! We are finally reviewing GURPS! Kind of. Tangentially. And it's the Lite Rules. Still, though. GURPS! And much more importantly than any of that, Discworld!

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

Kavak posted:

Post a picture of the podcat.

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo


It's an alien world that you can only get to through a wormhole on the edge of the solar system. It's 97% water and you have the help of intelligent dolphins and orcas. What lies within these mysterious fathoms below? Who knows! The book doesn't say and, as far as I can tell, it's all just corporate espionage and sea mining without really any thought given to the fact that you are on an alien goddamn planet. Anyway, here's System Mastery 77 - Blue Planet

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo
Way back in the long, long ago; Jef and I (mostly Jef) kept saying that we would review this Batman RPG he had. We kept putting it off. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. But now we make good on that promise. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Batman Roleplaying Game

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo


On this episode of System Mastery, we look at another book from Jonathan Tweet and it even has some Robin D. Laws all up in there. Special recognition to the game for being the only one I can think of to be based on Burroughs' book Naked Lunch. Oddly ahead of its time considering it was out in '92 but still manages to get weirdly bogged down in mechanics for shooting and has its "bestiary" spread out over the entire book thus making it fairly useless as a reference during play. Enjoy!

Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo
The thing that has bothered me the most about the VirTech hologram thing lately that I am sad we didn't mention on the podcast is this. What exactly does the VirTech see as a hologram? Like, the body you run around as is just light so it's not like there's some camera giving you a first person view. So are you just Google Earth-ing it from the same satellite that sends down your avatar? If so, how is that somehow "so real that you experience pain as if it were actually happening"? You should basically be having a top-down view that should be giving you greater awareness of your surrounding. It's like saying that if you play a MOBA, you're going to confuse it for reality. God drat I hate the entire concept of the VirTech so loving much.

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Grnegsnspm
Oct 20, 2003

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarian 2: Electric Boogaloo

Halloween Jack posted:

I think Jon & Jef discussed that on System Mastery, because they had an Everquest nerd as Guest Co-Host.

Probably. It was one of those crazy events that then became legendary with MMO people. The flip side was an FF11 boss where you were ostensibly supposed to fight it but the guild trying to kill it had to quit after 18 hours of being combat with it. Old MMOs are terrible.

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