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aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

This is a thread about threads, and in the spirit of here it is.

Thread snapshots as of Feb 10, 2021 (View-Only Unsorted): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14pFGfN1iSHXQg5sTsJ_OpYGFvOm_QtAZy6Ql79T2bCA/edit?usp=sharing

You can post the following here:

- A thread idea that maybe you want to work on and sparring out that idea
- A thread that you made and want to advertise you made a thread
- A thread that you like that is maybe easily missed because of megathread activity

Or I guess just do whatever you want!!!

Here's a picture of a dog.



New Threads

I'll update this whenever I remember to, so expect a weekly to monthly cadence. Send me a PM or just post in this thread and I'll get it updated.

Threads you might have missed

- Deepest Lore Thread: Arkat is Gbaji, fight me - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3949097

Game Systems

We have threads for most popular game systems and some you might not know about!

- Cyberpunk: in the time of The Thread - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3954467
- Glorantha gaming: Heroquests and Cows https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3859820
- GURPS- https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3955634
- Modiphius 2d20: this thread's momentum is doomed - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3925914
- Wicked Ones (and other Forged in the Dark games) - Welcome back, Keeper! - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3956210
- Cortex Prime: Step up 2dstreets - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3948918
- Palladium Gigathread Revised: Thousands of MDC Edition https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3951869
- Fria Ligan: The Forbidden Alien Mutant Tales from the Coriolis Flood - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3903473

Meta-Discussion

Threads which don't correspond to any one system but are about design topics.

- Megadungeons - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3948939
- West Marches and Wild Crawls - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3954890
- TG as an Industry - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3849301
- Good, Bad, I'm the one with the Cat-Piss: Notable Gaming Experiences -
https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3460258
- Settings Discussion Thread - Dare You Enter My Magical Realm? - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3948017
- we need to talk about dice https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3939507

Board Games

Looking for a specialty table game which may or may not involve a board?

- Chess - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3948939
- Riichi (Japanese) Mahjong - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3869069

Miniatures

Anything related to the craft and play of tiny pewter people, or resin rebels, kneadtite knights, or whatever alliterative nonsense you can think of.

- Miniatures Sculpting - make your own cool stuff! https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3876321
- Retrograde Minis: From Desktop to Tabletop - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3897149

aldantefax fucked around with this message at 06:58 on Feb 10, 2021

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aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

Thread ideas:

- a thread for new thread ideas
- a thread for tabletop games oath posting for content creators, GMs, and so on (since a lotta people were making resolution posts about wanting to run more games this year)
- a thread to index and highlight other threads
- a thread to talk about designing a bunch of wizard schools to use for setting mining
- tg jokes thread
- maps thread (battle maps, world maps, star maps, whatever)
- resources and software reviews thread
- vtt thread (on how to make vtt better / worse, funky API tools, and so on)
- debate team thread series: limited run threads which are about debating one specific tradgames topic like “I think experience points are good/bad!” and people can sign up for forming up interesting arguments and counterpoints without getting so worked up people get probated
- a “quick question, quick answer” thread

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

I also made some threads in the past couple of months:

- The West Marches and Other Wild Crawls: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3954890 - alternate subtitle, where the wild things crawl
- embracing kitchen sink RPG design via the megadungeon https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3948939 - alternate subtitle, :justdungeon:
- GURPS thread: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3955634

I found these threads interesting that you may have missed:

- Looking for a Solo/Cooperative Dungeon Crawling System - https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3955233

aldantefax fucked around with this message at 00:24 on Jan 22, 2021

mellonbread
Dec 20, 2017


Here are some good threads

Tell Me About Your Character for telling us about your character
TTRPG Discussion Podcasts for RPG shows that aren't actual plays

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

I should say that if you are interested in a highlight from a specific megathread or similar please do the audience a solid and also provide a link to a post or page that might be good.

Any threads that get archived for whatever reason during the lifecycle of maintenance in this thread shall be marked as such if needed.

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007






Stickied.

Folks if you make a new thread, you can poast about it here and fax may probably get around to adding it to the OP at least for a while. My hope is that in addition to being a sandbox for talking about ideas for new threads, this can also serve as a reference/index to new stuff that otherwise tends to slip rapidly off the front page never to be seen again. We love our megathreads here in TG, many are nice and active, but as a result new stuff is easily missed.

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007






let's add Wicked Ones (and other Forged in the Dark games) - Welcome back, Keeper!
and Cyberpunk: in the time of The Thread to the New Threads List.

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'


KingKalamari
Aug 24, 2007

Fuzzy dice, bongos in the back
My ship of love is ready to attack


Gonna add the Setting Discussion Thread I made a while ago since I want that thing to take off.

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

Added some additional links including to the Setting Discussion Thread!

Also, promoting this "Traveling CCircus Thread" which is temporarily in TG: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3946255

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

Behold, the new Palladium thread. https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3951869

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

New thread idea:

- Art doodle thread. We have had a couple of art threads pop up with some fantastic work but maybe I wanna just post kind of a low effort goblin or mimic that is pooping out coins or something and a thread for that might be cool?

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

Since there is a thread for thread ideas (this one), I'm also considering a thread for mostly system agnostic ideas sparring. There can be stuff in there for system specific stuff as well, but I am picturing things that could be interpreted and sparred out in different ways for different systems. The relative value of the ideas need not be particularly high either, mostly a thread to serve as an outlet for the 3:15am idea for orcs that ride player characters or waffles that give strength powerups.

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007






Yesterday I was typing up a "roll or choose a Motivation for your character's reason for doing THE THING" table, specifically in this case because the players settled on "treasure hunting" for the adventure's theme and I want them to each have an in-character motivation (or two) for going treasure hunting.

And I was thinking, hmm, this little six item list I just typed up, it's sharable, system-agnostic, fairly specific, too short to put up on drivethru even for like 99 cents, maybe there should be a thread for sharing stuff like this? Just random game aids, that are open enough that they don't (have to) go in a specific system's megathread, but too short to deserve their own thread, and not wanting to get lost in the chat thread.

Subjunctive
Sep 12, 2006

sparkle and shine



Leperflesh posted:

Yesterday I was typing up a "roll or choose a Motivation for your character's reason for doing THE THING" table, specifically in this case because the players settled on "treasure hunting" for the adventure's theme and I want them to each have an in-character motivation (or two) for going treasure hunting.

And I was thinking, hmm, this little six item list I just typed up, it's sharable, system-agnostic, fairly specific, too short to put up on drivethru even for like 99 cents, maybe there should be a thread for sharing stuff like this? Just random game aids, that are open enough that they don't (have to) go in a specific system's megathread, but too short to deserve their own thread, and not wanting to get lost in the chat thread.

I would love that, though I have little to contribute.

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

It is Goblin Week in GBS: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3956899

This is, clearly, of relevance to some.

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

Has Not Actually Done Cocaine


aldantefax posted:

It is Goblin Week in GBS: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3956899

This is, clearly, of relevance to some.

Which reminds me that we had a fun goblin thread recently we should link that one here as well

DalaranJ
Apr 15, 2008

Yosuke will now die for you.


I think I want to make a thread about Jon Peterson’s “The Elusive Shift” Which concerns itself with the creation of roleplaying as a concept in the 1970s. But I’ll need the book on hand to do it and it sounds like someone wants to borrow it when I’m finished.

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

People have kept asking me how I have managed to run games almost every night of the week since lockdown started, so I am going to be making a thread on that soon.

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

aldantefax posted:

People have kept asking me how I have managed to run games almost every night of the week since lockdown started, so I am going to be making a thread on that soon.

The thread has been made. https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3957129

aldantefax fucked around with this message at 22:04 on Jan 27, 2021

TK_Nyarlathotep
Jun 3, 2016

Ban-thing the man-things.

I would like to lure all bad and naughty children back to the goblin thread to be eaten, vomited up, and eaten again

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

There is a new GenCon thread: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3957271

Praise be!

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

Have you perhaps seen the new thread for Dice Throne? https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3956953

KingKalamari
Aug 24, 2007

Fuzzy dice, bongos in the back
My ship of love is ready to attack


Do folks think there would be enough interest to justify a thread for the Year Zero Engine (Mutant: Year Zero, Tales From the Loop, Forbidden Lands, Alien, Coriolis: The Third Horizon)? I've recently been getting into the system via the Alien RPG and wanted to discuss the specifics of running it with more informed people.

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

KingKalamari posted:

Do folks think there would be enough interest to justify a thread for the Year Zero Engine (Mutant: Year Zero, Tales From the Loop, Forbidden Lands, Alien, Coriolis: The Third Horizon)? I've recently been getting into the system via the Alien RPG and wanted to discuss the specifics of running it with more informed people.

There is a Free League thread for you, my friend! https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3903473

KingKalamari
Aug 24, 2007

Fuzzy dice, bongos in the back
My ship of love is ready to attack



This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!

hyphz
Aug 5, 2003




Is there a TTS thread?

And/or is there, or interest in, a TTS development thread?

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

I don't think there is for either, and yes to both!

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

A new thread cluster has been detected!

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3957917 - GM Inspirations: Ideas to inspire your TTRPG fantasy games - An interesting idea for a thread to help get those creative juices flowing.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3957819 - Old, classic, and Family Games. (Cards, dice, and light games) - A thread about actual traditional games??? Who woulda thought?

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3897149 - Retrograde Minis - desktop to tabletop - LANCER fans know and love this, but they also have many neat things beyond just giant stompy robutts!

Deep in the thread mines there is also stuff I haven't seen yet from Page 4:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3933979 - Budding Heroes: Perfect for Kids and/or Drunks - A goon designed and got a pretty neat looking game out in production!

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3937474 - Root - Goon League - No, I don't know if this is actually still ongoing, but maybe it is

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3730150 - Frostgrave has its own thread, but it is slow-moving...like a glacier.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3926070 - Eclipse Phase 2e: Bioengineered Weaponized Sapient Space Crabs

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

An idea for a thread came up in the Chat thread:

- A thread for music, sounds, and a library for those things. People are looking for cool inspirational war drums for their epic throw down on the Fields of Pelennor or whatever or just anything but the Lord of the Rings soundtrack on endless loop.

I will maybe work on making one, or maybe someone else can make one? SOUNDS good to me

The Baumann
Jun 2, 2013

Fool!
Doctor Doom does as he pleases!


Would there be any interest in a thread focused on 3d printing for tabletop games? I know there's a general thread for 3d printing in diy but this would be something more specialized to game related stuff.

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

The Baumann posted:

Would there be any interest in a thread focused on 3d printing for tabletop games? I know there's a general thread for 3d printing in diy but this would be something more specialized to game related stuff.

I for one would absolutely love this because I would like to know what to budget for when printing out 3d tiny things when I move (just don't have the space right now).

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007






It's OK, but remember that we can't have posts in which we help people violate copyrights or trademarks or make counterfeit stuff. That might be a significant portion of minis 3d printing, but if we can keep it to like, terrain, homebrew minis, and so forth that'd be sweet.

The Baumann
Jun 2, 2013

Fool!
Doctor Doom does as he pleases!


Leperflesh posted:

It's OK, but remember that we can't have posts in which we help people violate copyrights or trademarks or make counterfeit stuff. That might be a significant portion of minis 3d printing, but if we can keep it to like, terrain, homebrew minis, and so forth that'd be sweet.

True, there are definitely a lot of models available that are just characters movies and games they like. I'm not an expert on the copyright stuff but I know a bunch of people also make miniatures that are clearly intended to proxy as specific things. In general though I would think it should be doable to focus a thread on more generic uses for printing.

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

I would just like to know the basics and how to extend via the free non-pirated stuff or IP theft stuff. Like, if I wanted to print some parts to help with building terrain or sorting dice or pushing minis around on a table and other neat implementations like that, what all goes into doing the slices, post-print finishing process, and tips from someone who has already kinda gone through the headache. I would also assume that as long as that is kept in mind and if there is anything squicky there will be helping hands to guide in the right direction.

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007






Oh yeah for sure that's all cool. Just, I loaded up Thingiverse the other day for the first time in a while and one of the first things I saw was a space marine. People have been making knockoff games workshop models since the very first 3d printers came out, pretty much. We'd need a thread rule about it, to remind people of where the line is drawn, and on SA that line is drawn at "don't even discuss how to make stuff that is someone else's IP, or link to places that explain that."

The Baumann
Jun 2, 2013

Fool!
Doctor Doom does as he pleases!


Leperflesh posted:

Oh yeah for sure that's all cool. Just, I loaded up Thingiverse the other day for the first time in a while and one of the first things I saw was a space marine. People have been making knockoff games workshop models since the very first 3d printers came out, pretty much. We'd need a thread rule about it, to remind people of where the line is drawn, and on SA that line is drawn at "don't even discuss how to make stuff that is someone else's IP, or link to places that explain that."

Would you consider sites like that off limits then? Personally my preferred site for miniatures is myminifactory, but still that site has stuff that is definitely copyrighted IPs.

mellonbread
Dec 20, 2017


Did the traditional games music thread ever get made?

aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

mellonbread posted:

Did the traditional games music thread ever get made?

Not yet! But I'll probably make it today unless someone beats me to it.

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aldantefax
Oct 10, 2007

ALWAYS BE MECHFISHIN'

I have created a spreadsheet for threads through somewhere around Page 4. If anybody has interest in picking this up to continue adding more to the thread list, please get at me or Leperflesh.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14pFGfN1iSHXQg5sTsJ_OpYGFvOm_QtAZy6Ql79T2bCA/edit?usp=sharing

I will make the musics thread in a moment.

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