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DubhDubh DON'T SNEEZEThe Tanker... FOREVERRegistered User regular
edited April 2010 in Social Entropy++
Welcome to

ANOTHER TABLETOP ROLEPLAYING GAMES THREAD

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(we love DMAC)

I, your host, invite you to dally in the fine arts of dice rolling, wenching, and devil worship- all from the comfort of your own kitchen table.

Our games of choice:

D&D 4e
Mutants & Masterminds
nWoD
Spirit of the Century
Dark Heresy
Rogue Trader


Rules of the thread:

1. If you're gonna hate on a game system, don't be a bitch about it
2. Only FAQ is allowed to call us silly geese
3. war and card games are also cool to talk about, I guess
4. SHARE YO DAMN GAME IDEAS


Handy Tools and Handsome Trinkets:

Dice Rolla'
ultimate community Mutants & Masterminds resource
Online RPG resources
A table you can't afford
serious indexing that you, once again, can't afford
Fancy terrain

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  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    ha look at all the nerds play their nerdy dice game

    come on guys lets go play some beer pong

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    tommy, no

    this is their thread

    I approve

    strike three?

    what strike three?

  • DubhDubh DON'T SNEEZE The Tanker... FOREVERRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    violators of rule #2 are subject to ridicule


    in other news, I'm rolling hella 4e characters

    the assassin is pretty bomb-ass
    shadow power source

    was released in an issue of Dragon

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  • BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User
    edited December 2009
    jesus christ I need that alexandria codex.

    You ever try and draw Falcor as a giant dong? No? It just ends up looking like a long cyclops.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    have they released the psychic rules for 4e yet?

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
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    Pre D20 system this game is fuck-awesome.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    So I told you guys about my Dwarf Fighter, right? Grudgebringer MacHammerdeath?

    I love making D&D characters.

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  • BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Man I used to play a dwarf barbarian...that guy was tits. Had a sentient axe, and a prestige class that allowed him to turn into a fucking bear

    You ever try and draw Falcor as a giant dong? No? It just ends up looking like a long cyclops.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Man I used to play a dwarf barbarian...that guy was tits. Had a sentient axe, and a prestige class that allowed him to turn into a fucking bear

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  • BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User
    edited December 2009
    I will fuck any bear I choose.

    You ever try and draw Falcor as a giant dong? No? It just ends up looking like a long cyclops.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Good call Ipse.

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  • guruslothgurusloth Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Hi tabletop gaming thread

    I missed you
    Spoiler:

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  • IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I am slogging my way through D&D 4e Players Handbook

    Two nights of reading on and off and I'm almost done

    Of course then I have phb2 to skim through, but looking at it it's mostly race and class and item descriptions and those are pretty quick reads

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  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I feel like the locking of the other thread was at the most inconvenient of times because my story was just getting good... also there was someone in another thread talking about running a dark heresy game and I can't remember who. but if someone does plan on running one via vent I am so down

    In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I am running my holiday themed D&D delve tonight, and I am so freaking excited. It's the first 4e game I've run that wasn't a pre-con, but I've got enough experience DMing that I'm not worried. I just want to share all the holiday-themed monsters with everyone!

    The two-headed gingerbread ogres!

    The sentient sleigh pulled by eight tiny behir!

    The frost archons that wear old silk hats, have corncob pipes and button noses, and will be resurrected to full hitpoints if touched by the tears of a child!

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  • ackack Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    i spent like a bunch of money on D&D books and then went on to never play it

  • DubhDubh DON'T SNEEZE The Tanker... FOREVERRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Githyanki revenant assassin

    he uses a greatsword, has a lute, and knows a secret language of some sort



    oh, Ipse, make sure you and Z pick backgrounds if they're in the PHB2- if not, we can add 'em in later

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I was at my parent's house and found a whole bunch of stuff from when I first started playing D&D, my first couple character sheets, my notes from the first campaign I ever played (comprehensive notes for each session including an in-character journal, gosh), also my very first dungeon I ever made (it is surprisingly good though not really all that creative, golly).

    Also a big pile of 3.5 books including Races of the Dragon which I didn't even know I had, those are definitely coming with me to the dorm after winter break. Love me some kobolds.

    Also, also, I wanna run a zombie game based on the Puppetland system that I am finding pretty rad. I'm just scared it will turn into something like Dead Man's Road and that is a tough act to follow.

  • IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Right now I'm reading through the combat chapter

    It is taking forever because rules

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  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    IpseDixit wrote: »
    Right now I'm reading through the combat chapter

    It is taking forever because rules

    You pick it up fastest while actually playing.

    Just remember Standard/Move/Minor and everything else follows that pattern pretty naturally, especially if you don't mind asking the DM questions like "Hey can I push them back into that pit?" so the DM can say "Yeah, that's a Bull Rush attack, standard action, strength vs. fort. and they get a save to go prone instead of falling."

  • CypherKnightCypherKnight Registered User
    edited December 2009
    The other day I was playing Magic with a friend and the card Sign in Blood got me thinking of a plot, where the main characters are pursued or thrown into situations in order for someone to collect their blood. Of course the players wouldn't know this and it would be covered up with the obvious quests like go kill the Goblin King etc. All the while someone would pass behind them picking up the blades of their fallen enemies. Played around with the idea of a cult behind it since players are always agents of destiny in a sense.

    I've also had a great many game ideas while playing the most excellent mod for Civ IV: Fall from Heaven. Of course it would be more of a backdrop for the game playing in the middle of the war that played out between me and another Civ but what's fun is with using the sign posts in the game I would create my little region for the game save and save it every few turns just to see how the war progressed.

    Now if I could get some damn players.

    Oh and I'm new. Nice to meet you all. Been lurking here for a while.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    IpseDixit wrote: »
    Right now I'm reading through the combat chapter

    It is taking forever because rules

    You don't really need to READ the whole rules, you can pick them up as you play.

    Just read about what actions you can take in combat and the different kinds of movement.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Dubh wrote: »

    I own a cavern set they made I really want to get a few more but I go to the site and stare in wonder knowning that I will only use it to play 40k and another game in and nothing else



    Do people really use it to play D&D? I know people used cardboard dungeons before but still

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  • DubhDubh DON'T SNEEZE The Tanker... FOREVERRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    4e stuff

    don't forget that a charge actions (where you move and do a basic attack) is a standard action, Ipse
    you get three actions a round

    standard
    move
    minor

    you can downgrade a standard to a move or minor action
    and/or turn a move action into a minor action

    blast is a directional aoe from your character that goes out in a 45 degree angle
    bursts are an aoe centered on your dude

    feel totally free to drop questions in this thread

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  • nateknatek Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    oh wow that stuff is expensive

    for a game that uses a lot of imagination isn't that a bit much?

  • DubhDubh DON'T SNEEZE The Tanker... FOREVERRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I think terrain is the one thing I'd really shell out money, for

    a good combat scene is only enhanced when they can see exactly how the terrain works

    especially for a grid-heavy system like 4e

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  • IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Oh shit Dubh I just had the most awesome realization

    I am (kind of) working at a place that does laser engraving

    We can do 3d engraving into wood (and some stone)

    Which means...

    We can create our own fucking miniatures

    They'd only be one or two sided (not true 3d figures), but still

    Oh shit, a flat piece of stone, with 1" squares engraved into it

    The most badass of battle grids

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  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Dubh wrote: »
    I think terrain is the one thing I'd really shell out money, for

    a good combat scene is only enhanced when they can see exactly how the terrain works

    especially for a grid-heavy system like 4e

    i usually just brought some extra paper and drew out what I thought the scene would look like I think using the miniatures takes a lot of the fun out of imagining the set (though it adds to the dms fun)

    In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side
  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Ipse, holy crap that'd be amazing.

  • DubhDubh DON'T SNEEZE The Tanker... FOREVERRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    IpseDixit wrote: »
    Oh shit Dubh I just had the most awesome realization

    I am (kind of) working at a place that does laser engraving

    We can do 3d engraving into wood (and some stone)

    Which means...

    We can create our own fucking miniatures

    They'd only be one or two sided (not true 3d figures), but still

    Oh shit, a flat piece of stone, with 1" squares engraved into it

    The most badass of battle grids

    oh shit yes

    just need to make a stand to put those fuckers on

    we can get paint involved if we want

    and TERRAIN

    how much will this cost us?

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  • IpseDixitIpseDixit Treat me like a pirate And give me that bootyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Boss has said anything I want to do with the machine is free basically, as long as I provide the materials

    Especially if what I want to do is a marketable idea

    I'll see him tomorrow probably so I'll ask him about this

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    If I was doing a game on table top instead of in maptool, I think I'd just make the extra terrain bits, a la Miniwargamers how-to videos.

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    still haven't played in forever :(

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Due to my friend's degree in psychology I play some really weird games of D&D like Teifling and Racism ones
    I played a Tiefling Bard her roommate a teifling rogue. We would get thrown out of towns and villages just for being Tieflings. We would get beaten up and our gear taken by some mob in the village.

    We did get some towns and the people that lived there to treat us better after we help with a problem they had but that was rare.

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I've been playing a Dragonkin Warden in my friend's campaign. I'm basically a health sponge, it's fun and ridiculous.

  • SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Hey put the Hero system in the op list

    hey wait no

    stop hitting me

  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Due to my friend's degree in psychology I play some really weird games of D&D like Teifling and Racism ones
    I played a Tiefling Bard her roommate a teifling rogue. We would get thrown out of towns and villages just for being Tieflings. We would get beaten up and our gear taken by some mob in the village.

    We did get some towns and the people that lived there to treat us better after we help with a problem they had but that was rare.

    Unless you're playing in a campaign world where the common people were royally fucked by teiflings in recent cultural memory (up to about 200-400 years), I don't see how that shit makes sense.

    EDIT: Possibly superstition. but still, that's usually for "those guys we know nothing about and are not common at all"

  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of Hail Hydra! disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Dubh wrote: »
    IpseDixit wrote: »
    Oh shit Dubh I just had the most awesome realization

    I am (kind of) working at a place that does laser engraving

    We can do 3d engraving into wood (and some stone)

    Which means...

    We can create our own fucking miniatures

    They'd only be one or two sided (not true 3d figures), but still

    Oh shit, a flat piece of stone, with 1" squares engraved into it

    The most badass of battle grids

    oh shit yes

    just need to make a stand to put those fuckers on

    we can get paint involved if we want

    and TERRAIN

    how much will this cost us?

    Don't make a battle grid.

    Make a set of tiles in commonly configurable combinations.

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  • StraightziStraightzi The rock, the vulture, and the chain All that the proud can feel of painRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Oh splendid, here we are

    Alright, continuing to collect interest for my psychadelipunk game

    It would be a mutants and masterminds game, although everyone would at least start out as normal humans, most likely the members of some sort of musical tour bus (musicians, roadies, drug dealers, agents, groupies, and so on). Probably like level 4 or 5 to begin with, but with a likely rapid level gain soon in. It's set in the groovy 60s, in an America much like ours was, with one crucial change: the development of lysergic acid diethylamide was changed to the development of a much different drug, one which allows some manifesting of magical powers.

    Is anyone interested in this sort of thing?

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