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[Roleplaying Games] The Reason Your Steam Backlog Is So Long

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    Ardent wrote: »
    But D&D doesn't outline that as necessary or even a good idea. It just assumes you'd make them roll for every murder.

    "Wow, so you roll for every murder, huh?"

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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    DMing D&D 4E for my kids has been a similar kind of re-education for me. They don't have this over-rolling mindset, so most of the time they're just telling me what they do rather than what they want to do. They only roll when I ask them to, and even if the roll is low they don't assume it's a failure. I also quickly realized that I was calling for rolls just out of habit, rather than to see if anything interesting happened. Recognizing both of those things has made for a much better time practicing fail-forward, because there's considerably less improv fatigue on my end of the table.

    It's really eye-opening to look at these games through the lens of someone who truly hasn't had any kind of RPG experience before. I almost feel like every game should be playtested by children just to expose what kind of paradigms you're working from that you might not have realized you had.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    My friend Bull suckered me into doing this RPGaDay thing. https://rpgaday.com/

    I don't do stuff like that. But.. seems like it would be fun.

    1) My heart is always in Shadowrun. But my passion games are Fading Suns and Legend of the Five Rings. Luckily Coreolis has a Very "Fading Suns" feel, so maybe that will help!
    2) I'd love to see something Final Fantasy esque.. with dragons. More RPGs need to let you ride dragons and mechs and such.
    3) My FLGS, Red Raccoon Games, has some very knowledgable people that I turn to for advice. Otherwise, I follow gaming news on the Penny Arcade forums, specifically Critical Failures.

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  • RingoRingo Stardust, Golden Caught in a Devil's BargainRegistered User regular
    Are there any resources out there for L5R Rpg communities? It's something I've been meaning to look in to

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    Are there any resources out there for L5R Rpg communities? It's something I've been meaning to look in to

    The L5R communities I've joined on Facebook are all-encompassing - CCG, LCG, and RPG.

    I think everyone and their brother is expecting an L5R RPG announcement at GenCon (either Genesys or its own system), so you'll see more traction then.

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  • Mikey CTSMikey CTS The Fool Registered User regular
    I kinda wish they would just continue with the system as it exists. Sure, the CCG was a hot mess of half-baked ideas. But honestly, the RPG was rough at the start but they nailed it down with each new edition. 4th Ed really got that chambara action thing well. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what FFG has planned.

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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny A Storyteller Registered User regular
    Does anyone have any opinions on Traveller? Mostly because they just dumped a big mega campaign and as far as buying RPG's for reading material goes that would carry me quite a while.

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Mikey CTS wrote: »
    I kinda wish they would just continue with the system as it exists. Sure, the CCG was a hot mess of half-baked ideas. But honestly, the RPG was rough at the start but they nailed it down with each new edition. 4th Ed really got that chambara action thing well. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what FFG has planned.

    We know they bought the IP and art assets, and by looks of it the rights to publish the old books. I do not know if this encompasses the rule systems though. It probably does, but given the story reboot they likely want to start fresh. It worked well for Disney and Lucasfilm, after all.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Does anyone have any opinions on Traveller? Mostly because they just dumped a big mega campaign and as far as buying RPG's for reading material goes that would carry me quite a while.

    The character generation is the best aspect of the whole game.

    But I want a copy of it just for the character generation.

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  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny A Storyteller Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Does anyone have any opinions on Traveller? Mostly because they just dumped a big mega campaign and as far as buying RPG's for reading material goes that would carry me quite a while.

    The character generation is the best aspect of the whole game.

    But I want a copy of it just for the character generation.

    I said Traveller not Shadowrun :rotate:

  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    Do we every have any games running on Discord or Roll20 etc?

    Play by Post is fun, but so slow. I'd totally be down to play something live in a chat environment. Even if it was every-other-week or something for a couple hours in the evening.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Do we every have any games running on Discord or Roll20 etc?

    Play by Post is fun, but so slow. I'd totally be down to play something live in a chat environment. Even if it was every-other-week or something for a couple hours in the evening.

    I've been mulling over starting a Star Wars game over Discord in a few weeks. I need to see how my social life settles out.

  • jdarksunjdarksun Scion of Chaos Registered User regular
    edited August 4
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Do we every have any games running on Discord or Roll20 etc?

    Play by Post is fun, but so slow. I'd totally be down to play something live in a chat environment. Even if it was every-other-week or something for a couple hours in the evening.
    We (That DnD Podcast) play Dungeon World, Apocalypse World, Blades in the Dark, and Star Trek Adventures over Discord/Roll20. We recently finished a Dresden Files Accelerated game, and will be firing up Marvel Heroic Roleplaying soon.

    I've been mulling over a crazy MHRP idea if that's the sort of thing that interests you.

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  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    Marvel Heroics?

    :(

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Do we every have any games running on Discord or Roll20 etc?

    Play by Post is fun, but so slow. I'd totally be down to play something live in a chat environment. Even if it was every-other-week or something for a couple hours in the evening.
    jdarksun wrote: »
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Do we every have any games running on Discord or Roll20 etc?

    Play by Post is fun, but so slow. I'd totally be down to play something live in a chat environment. Even if it was every-other-week or something for a couple hours in the evening.
    We (That DnD Podcast) play Dungeon World, Apocalypse World, Blades in the Dark, and Star Trek Adventures over Discord/Roll20. We recently finished a Dresden Files Accelerated game, and will be firing up Marvel Heroic Roleplaying soon.

    I've been mulling over a crazy MHRP idea if that's the sort of thing that interests you.

    They're not the only game in town but at least CF-wise they're the main one / the nexus of it.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    edited August 4
    jdarksun wrote: »
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Do we every have any games running on Discord or Roll20 etc?

    Play by Post is fun, but so slow. I'd totally be down to play something live in a chat environment. Even if it was every-other-week or something for a couple hours in the evening.
    We (That DnD Podcast) play Dungeon World, Apocalypse World, Blades in the Dark, and Star Trek Adventures over Discord/Roll20. We recently finished a Dresden Files Accelerated game, and will be firing up Marvel Heroic Roleplaying soon.

    I've been mulling over a crazy MHRP idea if that's the sort of thing that interests you.

    I am open to pretty much anything and everything so long as my schedule matches up. Is Marvel Heroic the one where you play established characters, instead of generating your own?

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  • RingoRingo Stardust, Golden Caught in a Devil's BargainRegistered User regular
    God I want to play Star Trek Adventures

    My two of my three given names are for Star Trek shit

    I need this

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    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    jdarksun wrote: »
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Do we every have any games running on Discord or Roll20 etc?

    Play by Post is fun, but so slow. I'd totally be down to play something live in a chat environment. Even if it was every-other-week or something for a couple hours in the evening.
    We (That DnD Podcast) play Dungeon World, Apocalypse World, Blades in the Dark, and Star Trek Adventures over Discord/Roll20. We recently finished a Dresden Files Accelerated game, and will be firing up Marvel Heroic Roleplaying soon.

    I've been mulling over a crazy MHRP idea if that's the sort of thing that interests you.

    I am open to pretty much anything and everything so long as my schedule matches up. Is Marvel Heroic the one where you play established characters, instead of generating your own?

    There is a think in the Civil War books for making your own. But for the most part you play established characters. I made a thing for one of my games long ago where I had some character creation rules in place, The Young Avengers game.

  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    The Young Avengers game was awesome and I'm still sad it stalled out.

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  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    Me too. I really want to do another MHRPG game, maybe the Marvel Noir game, but I'm not doing Pbp. It's really hard to keep interest and it hurts when the game falls and it's something you really love. I think something over Discord but my current internet isn't going to be able to handle that.

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    edited August 4
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    jdarksun wrote: »
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Do we every have any games running on Discord or Roll20 etc?

    Play by Post is fun, but so slow. I'd totally be down to play something live in a chat environment. Even if it was every-other-week or something for a couple hours in the evening.
    We (That DnD Podcast) play Dungeon World, Apocalypse World, Blades in the Dark, and Star Trek Adventures over Discord/Roll20. We recently finished a Dresden Files Accelerated game, and will be firing up Marvel Heroic Roleplaying soon.

    I've been mulling over a crazy MHRP idea if that's the sort of thing that interests you.

    I am open to pretty much anything and everything so long as my schedule matches up. Is Marvel Heroic the one where you play established characters, instead of generating your own?

    There is a think in the Civil War books for making your own. But for the most part you play established characters. I made a thing for one of my games long ago where I had some character creation rules in place, The Young Avengers game.

    Honestly, every MHRP game we had going here play-by-post had some good ideas. I was having a great time as Mr. Freeze when we tried the Arkham game.

    E: and a pretty good one as Avalanche in dresdenphile's game, which I hadn't remembered quite as vividly.

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Does anyone have any opinions on Traveller? Mostly because they just dumped a big mega campaign and as far as buying RPG's for reading material goes that would carry me quite a while.

    The character generation is the best aspect of the whole game.

    But I want a copy of it just for the character generation.

    I occasionally reinstall the old dos Traveller games and never make it out of chargen.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    Ringo wrote: »
    God I want to play Star Trek Adventures

    My two of my three given names are for Star Trek shit

    I need this

    I am really happy with the one session I've done so far and am looking forward to session #2 tomorrow

    I'm going a little crazy with this. I'm looking into making an intro for our series in Blender.

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  • jdarksunjdarksun Scion of Chaos Registered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Ringo wrote: »
    God I want to play Star Trek Adventures

    My two of my three given names are for Star Trek shit

    I need this
    I am really happy with the one session I've done so far and am looking forward to session #2 tomorrow

    I'm going a little crazy with this. I'm looking into making an intro for our series in Blender.
    Have you checked out the SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES AND DEVELOPMENTS rules? I feel like I'm missing something when I read them.

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    jdarksun wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Ringo wrote: »
    God I want to play Star Trek Adventures

    My two of my three given names are for Star Trek shit

    I need this
    I am really happy with the one session I've done so far and am looking forward to session #2 tomorrow

    I'm going a little crazy with this. I'm looking into making an intro for our series in Blender.
    Have you checked out the SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES AND DEVELOPMENTS rules? I feel like I'm missing something when I read them.

    I have! I think I understand most of it. Which parts are bugging you?

  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited August 4
    My one session with Star Trek Adventures has been excellent! It's funny how quickly the players fall into playing a Star Trek role and thinking like a Starfleet officer. They had a philosophical discussion about the Prime Directive! Although, given the nature of my group, we skew a bit more toward "Galaxy Quest" than "Star Trek", at times.

    The main thing is getting them used to the idea of exchanging the narrative currency and buying dice/rerolls, since none of them play FATE on the regular. They didn't even touch their Determination pools. But they easily got a handle on the teamwork mechanics and how to support each other with complementary tasks.

    There was one point where the First Officer was making a video log entry into the computer, and the Andorian said "I'm going to photo-bomb her entry by raising my head slowly behind her until my blue antenna appear in the video, then slowly lower back down." To which she went "*sigh* First Officer's Log, supplemental. As you can see, my ship is manned by assholes."

    They also named their first "redshirt" Supporting Characters as Ensign Calvin (human medical officer) and Ensign Hobbes (Caitian security officer, naturally). :D

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    My one session with Star Trek Adventures has been excellent! It's funny how quickly the players fall into playing a Star Trek role and thinking like a Starfleet officer. They had a philosophical discussion about the Prime Directive! Although, given the nature of my group, we skew a bit more toward "Galaxy Quest" than "Star Trek", at times.

    The main thing is getting them used to the idea of exchanging the narrative currency and buying dice/rerolls, since none of them play FATE on the regular. They didn't even touch their Determination pools. But they easily got a handle on the teamwork mechanics and how to support each other with complementary tasks.

    There was one point where the First Officer was making a video log entry into the computer, and the Andorian said "I'm going to photo-bomb her entry by raising my head slowly behind her until my blue antenna appear in the video, then slowly lower back down." To which she went "*sigh* First Officer's Log, supplemental. As you can see, my ship is manned by assholes."

    They also named their first "redshirt" Supporting Characters as Ensign Calvin (human medical officer) and Ensign Hobbes (Caitian security officer, naturally). :D

    oh my god

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  • Grey_ChocolateGrey_Chocolate Registered User regular
    Hey, I'm writing up a setting that's basically the 2016 real world except the public found out magic exists back in the 1960's.

    Problem is, I don't have a good name for it yet. Anyone got a good name for a modern magical setting?

    Hard mode: don't have it be an "alliteration and ampersand" (e.g. Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, etc.) title.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    jdarksun wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Ringo wrote: »
    God I want to play Star Trek Adventures

    My two of my three given names are for Star Trek shit

    I need this
    I am really happy with the one session I've done so far and am looking forward to session #2 tomorrow

    I'm going a little crazy with this. I'm looking into making an intro for our series in Blender.
    Have you checked out the SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES AND DEVELOPMENTS rules? I feel like I'm missing something when I read them.

    I have! I think I understand most of it. Which parts are bugging you?

    It doesn't feel like science and the die rolls seem secondary to the player based random guess? Like, assume a player always generates infinity successes on the die rolls. They can still fail if they pursue the wrong topics?

    Feels like it needs to loop back and either meaningfully incorporate player input or give some guidance after each round.

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  • RingoRingo Stardust, Golden Caught in a Devil's BargainRegistered User regular
    Hey, I'm writing up a setting that's basically the 2016 real world except the public found out magic exists back in the 1960's.

    Problem is, I don't have a good name for it yet. Anyone got a good name for a modern magical setting?

    Hard mode: don't have it be an "alliteration and ampersand" (e.g. Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, etc.) title.

    Clearly LSD should be the system acronym

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    edited August 4
    Ringo wrote: »
    Hey, I'm writing up a setting that's basically the 2016 real world except the public found out magic exists back in the 1960's.

    Problem is, I don't have a good name for it yet. Anyone got a good name for a modern magical setting?

    Hard mode: don't have it be an "alliteration and ampersand" (e.g. Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, etc.) title.

    Clearly LSD should be the system acronym

    Lovers, Spellcasters, and Dreamers? Seems pretty hippy-esque.

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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Hey, I'm writing up a setting that's basically the 2016 real world except the public found out magic exists back in the 1960's.

    Problem is, I don't have a good name for it yet. Anyone got a good name for a modern magical setting?

    Hard mode: don't have it be an "alliteration and ampersand" (e.g. Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, etc.) title.


    But There's Magic


    It sums up the premise pretty well I think. I'm not being facetious I think that's actually kind of a clever name.

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    Denada wrote: »
    Hey, I'm writing up a setting that's basically the 2016 real world except the public found out magic exists back in the 1960's.

    Problem is, I don't have a good name for it yet. Anyone got a good name for a modern magical setting?

    Hard mode: don't have it be an "alliteration and ampersand" (e.g. Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, etc.) title.


    But There's Magic


    It sums up the premise pretty well I think. I'm not being facetious I think that's actually kind of a clever name.

    Do You Believe In Magic?

    From the Lovin' Spoonful song of the same name in the 60s. Thematic and evocative:

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  • dresdenphiledresdenphile Watch out for snakes!Registered User regular
    Hey, I'm writing up a setting that's basically the 2016 real world except the public found out magic exists back in the 1960's.

    Problem is, I don't have a good name for it yet. Anyone got a good name for a modern magical setting?

    Hard mode: don't have it be an "alliteration and ampersand" (e.g. Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, etc.) title.
    • Urban Arcana sounds great, but I'm pretty sure that's already a thing.
    • LSD (Let's Summon Demons)
    • Toad the Wet Sprocket

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  • FuselageFuselage Bantha Three ValhallaRegistered User regular
    Sorry, now I'm just thinking about the impact this would have on the Cold War and Vietnam without filling the blanks with scenes from The Watchmen and the newer X-Men movies.

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    Fuselage wrote: »
    Sorry, now I'm just thinking about the impact this would have on the Cold War and Vietnam without filling the blanks with scenes from The Watchmen and the newer X-Men movies.

    The big question, honestly, is who has the magic in this concept.

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  • RingoRingo Stardust, Golden Caught in a Devil's BargainRegistered User regular
    Hey, I'm writing up a setting that's basically the 2016 real world except the public found out magic exists back in the 1960's.

    Problem is, I don't have a good name for it yet. Anyone got a good name for a modern magical setting?

    Hard mode: don't have it be an "alliteration and ampersand" (e.g. Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, etc.) title.
    • Urban Arcana sounds great, but I'm pretty sure that's already a thing.
    • LSD (Let's Summon Demons)
    • Toad the Wet Sprocket

    Stealing this

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Magic Dungeons & Mystic Adventures

    or MDMA

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  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    Hey, I'm writing up a setting that's basically the 2016 real world except the public found out magic exists back in the 1960's.

    Problem is, I don't have a good name for it yet. Anyone got a good name for a modern magical setting?

    Hard mode: don't have it be an "alliteration and ampersand" (e.g. Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, etc.) title.
    • Urban Arcana sounds great, but I'm pretty sure that's already a thing.
    • LSD (Let's Summon Demons)
    • Toad the Wet Sprocket

    Urban Arcadia was a d20 modern module that added races like elves and dwarves to a modern day setting.

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