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2013-01-23 03:04:42 PM  
If they add Spelljammer to the available products, I'm in.

Weaver95: And artificers, a nation of undead worshiping blood cultists, a shadow war of demons and angels, plus lovecraftian horrors and a cease fire in bloody dynastic war that might flare up again at any moment.  machinations of the Dragonmarked Houses, the destruction of Cyre.  not to mention a continent of mind controlling dream horrors that are trying to make sure that the ENTIRE human race has the exact same dream all night, every night...until they die of old age, and another 'lost' continent of cyclopean ruins, ancient magic and powerful magical secrets.


Did they actually drop the Eberron setting? Last I played was 4th ed., but they had it in there, dragonmarks and all. Iirc the warforged even made it into the base race-list at some point after I moved on to more customizable and/or crazier systems.

//Currently messing with Spycraft, that may actually be my favorite d20-system game to date. Very modular, easy to hand your stuff to another GM and be a player for a bit, easier to scale up or down how "epic" things are. Sort of like Shadowrun without the creeping feeling that you're being forced to play some scifi writer's matrix-themed spank folder.
 
2013-01-23 03:05:13 PM  

GarretSidzaka: i checked it really rather incomplete after i searched "planescape"


meh.  this was just the first batch.  they're not done putting it all up online yet.  give 'em some time.
 
2013-01-23 03:06:21 PM  

gilgigamesh: Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing

I lost my virginity to the one chick in our D&D group.


My buddy MARRIED a chick in our D&D group.

/they're divorced now so I guess it not all that impressive...
 
2013-01-23 03:06:38 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

Not sure if it'll help, but you could try the Player Registry at Pen & Paper Games. There are a few other websites like that, but this is the only one that I can remember at the moment.


Yeah... I keep an eye on that one. Also been keeping an eye on the forums at this site: RPTools

shortymac: HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.


That's kind of what I'm hoping for at this point... sorta makes me sad though. My wife bought me these really badass Dwarven Metal Dice (solid metal RPG dice set)... I made a cool cork lined tray and a rabbit pelt dice bag to carry them in (I can post some pics if you're really interested). Would seem like a waste to only roll digital dice. But I would still like to find a game, even if it is just online play.

Sgt.Zim: Me? Is that you?

Oh, wait. I don't have kids. Or a gaming shop nearby.


Haha! I might as well not have... considering they don't really have a good D&D style gaming community around there. If I was into MTG or Warhammer I would be good to go though. There is another gaming shop about an hour and a half from me that does have a bigger D&D community, but that's a bit too much of a drive for me.
 
2013-01-23 03:08:21 PM  

Old Man Winter: I remember the boxes and mud dice.  Loved those dice.
If Demonoid was still around, I bet it would explode.


Demonoid isn't the only source out there.
 
2013-01-23 03:10:03 PM  
Jim_Callahan:
Did they actually drop the Eberron setting? Last I played was 4th ed., but they had it in there, dragonmarks and all. Iirc the warforged even made it into the base race-list at some point after I moved on to more customizable and/or crazier systems.

a
s far as I know, yes.  I don't know if there was an actual honest to gods announcement about it but they they stopped putting out major updates to the game a long time ago.  I think you can find the occasional module on that horrific mutation of an online magazine they use to put crap out to their 4th edition players but that's about it.

WoTC also keeps pillaging the corpse/tomb of Greyhawk.  this was after their wonderful CEO said they were going to discontinue all things Greyhawk and make Forgotten Realms the key focal point of 4th edition.  As I understand it, they also killed off Lolth, set Castle Greyhawk adrift into the great beyond and turned Elminster into a bitter, mildly insane old man hiding in the shattered remains of his tower...too weak to even bother killing off as a plot point.
 
2013-01-23 03:11:23 PM  

Girion47: Old Man Winter: I remember the boxes and mud dice.  Loved those dice.
If Demonoid was still around, I bet it would explode.

Demonoid isn't the only source out there.


I have yet to find a good replacement for Demonoid.  I really miss 'em.
 
2013-01-23 03:13:17 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: likefunbutnot: ObscureNameHere: My 11 year-old son has a character rolled up for 'Star Frontiers' and we've played some sessions. A Dralasite, of course, because they are the coolest

Yazarians are Monkey/Cat people who have wings. If you want your kid running around pretending to be an amorphous tentacle monster, that's your business, but you are a bad parent if you aren't all about the Yazarians.

Screw that, it's all about the Vrusk.

Giant Spock bugs > all.


True that. Vrusks and Dralasites were tops.
Humans were the OK standard default.
Goggled monkey-men did not really have any cool factor with me.
 
2013-01-23 03:16:12 PM  

JohnnyC: The Martian Manhandler: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

Not sure if it'll help, but you could try the Player Registry at Pen & Paper Games. There are a few other websites like that, but this is the only one that I can remember at the moment.

Yeah... I keep an eye on that one. Also been keeping an eye on the forums at this site: RPTools

shortymac: HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

That's kind of what I'm hoping for at this point... sorta makes me sad though. My wife bought me these really badass Dwarven Metal Dice (solid metal RPG dice set)... I made a cool cork lined tray and a rabbit pelt dice bag to carry them in (I can post some pics if you're really interested). Would seem like a waste to only roll digital dice. But I would still like to find a game, even if it is just online play.

Sgt.Zim: Me? Is that you?

Oh, wait. I don't have kids. Or a gaming shop nearby.

Haha! I might as well not have... considering they don't really have a good D&D style gaming community around there. If I was into MTG or Warhammer I would be good to go though. There is another gaming shop about an hour and a half from me that does have a bigger D&D community, but that's a bit too much of a drive for me.


Ooooo pictures please! While I too miss rolling dice the online version we got going is working out really well.

/Damn we should record our Pathfinder games and podcast them
 
2013-01-23 03:17:11 PM  

ObscureNameHere: Agent Smiths Laugh: likefunbutnot: ObscureNameHere: My 11 year-old son has a character rolled up for 'Star Frontiers' and we've played some sessions. A Dralasite, of course, because they are the coolest

Yazarians are Monkey/Cat people who have wings. If you want your kid running around pretending to be an amorphous tentacle monster, that's your business, but you are a bad parent if you aren't all about the Yazarians.

Screw that, it's all about the Vrusk.

Giant Spock bugs > all.

True that. Vrusks and Dralasites were tops.
Humans were the OK standard default.
Goggled monkey-men did not really have any cool factor with me.


the Star*Drive setting (an alternity product) totally rocked the house.  I loved their source books.  again...faded away with little comment.  I occasionally steal concepts and/or planets from that old book and use it in Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy.
 
2013-01-23 03:17:28 PM  

Weaver95: Girion47: Old Man Winter: I remember the boxes and mud dice.  Loved those dice.
If Demonoid was still around, I bet it would explode.

Demonoid isn't the only source out there.

I have yet to find a good replacement for Demonoid.  I really miss 'em.


Email sent to your Ultrafark account.
 
2013-01-23 03:18:21 PM  

shortymac: JohnnyC: The Martian Manhandler: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

Not sure if it'll help, but you could try the Player Registry at Pen & Paper Games. There are a few other websites like that, but this is the only one that I can remember at the moment.

Yeah... I keep an eye on that one. Also been keeping an eye on the forums at this site: RPTools

shortymac: HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

That's kind of what I'm hoping for at this point... sorta makes me sad though. My wife bought me these really badass Dwarven Metal Dice (solid metal RPG dice set)... I made a cool cork lined tray and a rabbit pelt dice bag to carry them in (I can post some pics if you're really interested). Would seem like a waste to only roll digital dice. But I would still like to find a game, even if it is just online play.

Sgt.Zim: Me? Is that you?

Oh, wait. I don't have kids. Or a gaming shop nearby.

Haha! I might as well not have... considering they don't really have a good D&D style gaming community around there. If I was into MTG or Warhammer I would be good to go though. There is another gaming shop about an hour and a half from me that does have a bigger D&D community, but that's a bit too much of a drive for me.

Ooooo pictures please! While I too miss rolling dice the online version we got going is working out really well.

/Damn we should record our Pathfinder games and podcast them


no.
 
2013-01-23 03:18:56 PM  
shortymac:

/Damn we should record our Pathfinder games and podcast them

considering the topics of conversation during our pathfinder game sessions....i'm gonna pass on that one.
 
2013-01-23 03:20:41 PM  

Weaver95: WoTC also keeps pillaging the corpse/tomb of Greyhawk.  this was after their wonderful CEO said they were going to discontinue all things Greyhawk and make Forgotten Realms the key focal point of 4th edition.


Ah, so they've dropped dragonlance, too?

That's a shame, I enjoyed having a setting where the way I played gnome characters was actually the way you were _supposed_ to play a gnome.

I guess they're just intentionally going for the more boring, the better then?
 
2013-01-23 03:21:48 PM  

Weaver95: RoyFokker'sGhost: Weaver95: While I agree with your position in general, remember that by the time WoTC started screwing their pooch with 4e, they were owned by Hasbro. It was Hasbro that forced them to make 4e and drop the OGL concept as well as every move that has destroyed the face value of the D&D property.

oh I know there was corporate bullshiat going on behind the scenes.  that still doesn't excuse the fact that WoTC was being run by someone who had no idea how to sell D&D to D&D gamer nerds.  think about that for a moment and ponder what that implies about the corporate idiot Hasboro put in charge of WoTC.


Exactly. And I already have the popcorn supply ready for the nerdrage that will happen if Disney actually does buy Hasbro and ends up owning D&D :)

Also, while they're at it, how about a digital re-release of all the classic TSR games? Star Frontiers, Boot Hill, Top Secret, Marvel Super Heroes (Might have the licensing problem there), Gamma World, Gangbusters. I mean, It's not like they're already not available via torrents. Why not make them legal and make some money?
 
2013-01-23 03:22:40 PM  
I had a copy of the second printing of the Basic Rulebook printed in January 1978 - the one with the blue cover.

And WOTC doesn't seem to have it up. I think I would have bought one just for old time's sake.
 
2013-01-23 03:23:53 PM  

Weaver95: Jim_Callahan:
Did they actually drop the Eberron setting? Last I played was 4th ed., but they had it in there, dragonmarks and all. Iirc the warforged even made it into the base race-list at some point after I moved on to more customizable and/or crazier systems.

as far as I know, yes.  I don't know if there was an actual honest to gods announcement about it but they they stopped putting out major updates to the game a long time ago.  I think you can find the occasional module on that horrific mutation of an online magazine they use to put crap out to their 4th edition players but that's about it.

WoTC also keeps pillaging the corpse/tomb of Greyhawk.  this was after their wonderful CEO said they were going to discontinue all things Greyhawk and make Forgotten Realms the key focal point of 4th edition.  As I understand it, they also killed off Lolth, set Castle Greyhawk adrift into the great beyond and turned Elminster into a bitter, mildly insane old man hiding in the shattered remains of his tower...too weak to even bother killing off as a plot point.


I was a little upset that the 4e Eberron book was very lacking in detail compared to 3.5.

The 3.5 version read like a storybook almost and was awesome, the 4ed version felt like they cut out some pieces of 3.5, altered them slightly to include dragonborn and that was that.
 
2013-01-23 03:24:28 PM  

Girion47: Felonius Monk: Forbidden Doughnut: CygnusDarius: Elandriel: Behold the triumphant return of THAC0!!

Fark that shiat.

/Lived through the dying days to 2nd
//And then unto 3rd and 3.5
///Hated 4e, and I'm sticking with Pathfinder

* Internet fist-bump *

I've checked out the Paizo merchandise too, and it looks pretty good. Too bad all of my gaming is of the MMO variety these days....


/ less time to create and run a campaign ( RL work)
// lost touch with most of my old RPG crowd over the years...
/// most of my current friends & acquaintances would have no interest in this stuff...

If you're interested in Pathfinder, because of the use of the Open Gaming License, all of the base rules and content are available for free here: Pathfinder Player Reference Document.

And if you need to find players, the Pathfinder Society is a great open play environment that has contacts and games throughout the country (and world, too, as it's been expanding). Email is in my profile if you have any questions.

Link is the resource I use.


I like d20pfsrd (grants access to much of the Pathfinder setting goodies), but figure I should direct to the Paizo site first, especially for a potential new player. Thanks for bringing it up though.!

/Always looking for more PFS players in western SD
 
2013-01-23 03:25:15 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Weaver95: WoTC also keeps pillaging the corpse/tomb of Greyhawk.  this was after their wonderful CEO said they were going to discontinue all things Greyhawk and make Forgotten Realms the key focal point of 4th edition.

Ah, so they've dropped dragonlance, too?

That's a shame, I enjoyed having a setting where the way I played gnome characters was actually the way you were _supposed_ to play a gnome.

I guess they're just intentionally going for the more boring, the better then?


well the fired a good bit of their staff once Hasbro took over.  that meant they had no choice but to cut back on various product lines.  I could see why they wanted to focus on forgotten realms tho, it was a pretty big section of their catalog and they wanted to make money quickly.  its just that they dropped the ball on presenting 4th edition, cut themselves out from the online market and basically pissed off damn near all their older fans.  how they expected to make millions of bucks off only marketing to 12 year olds is beyond me.  it took a helluva lot to alienate the D&D true believers but WoTC managed to pull it off...and most of 'em went over to pathfinder and ain't coming back.
 
2013-01-23 03:27:20 PM  
shortymac:

The 3.5 version read like a storybook almost and was awesome, the 4ed version felt like they cut out some pieces of 3.5, altered them slightly to include dragonborn and that was that.

that's pretty much what they did.  my impression is that their 4th edition Eberron book was a conversion guide and...that's it.  they put almost no effort into maintaining the product line after that.  they recalled the stuff already in the pipeline, reskinned it for 4th edition release, and once that stuff was out...they quietly let the product line wither and die.
 
2013-01-23 03:27:32 PM  

ph0rk: KingsleyZisou: That looks cool. Quest is super fun. Many a night has bled into the next day as we flip tiles and fight monsters. If you like sci fi Space Hulk is a good squad based tactical game. No level advancement is its major draw back.

How in the hell is a terminator marine going to level up? They are already damn near the pinnacle of badass, and I'm pretty sure "becoming a primarch" is off the table.


There's always Deathwatch

Also, FFG is putting out an Imperial Guard RPG. You know, for the thrilling experience of playing disposable cannon fodder.

/honestly, I'm not a shill for FFG. They just put out good stuff
 
2013-01-23 03:28:04 PM  

Girion47: shortymac: JohnnyC: The Martian Manhandler: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

Not sure if it'll help, but you could try the Player Registry at Pen & Paper Games. There are a few other websites like that, but this is the only one that I can remember at the moment.

Yeah... I keep an eye on that one. Also been keeping an eye on the forums at this site: RPTools

shortymac: HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

That's kind of what I'm hoping for at this point... sorta makes me sad though. My wife bought me these really badass Dwarven Metal Dice (solid metal RPG dice set)... I made a cool cork lined tray and a rabbit pelt dice bag to carry them in (I can post some pics if you're really interested). Would seem like a waste to only roll digital dice. But I would still like to find a game, even if it is just online play.

Sgt.Zim: Me? Is that you?

Oh, wait. I don't have kids. Or a gaming shop nearby.

Haha! I might as well not have... considering they don't really have a good D&D style gaming community around there. If I was into MTG or Warhammer I would be good to go though. There is another gaming shop about an hour and a half from me that does have a bigger D&D community, but that's a bit too much of a drive for me.

Ooooo pictures please! While I too miss rolling dice the online version we got going is working out really well.

/Damn we should record our Pathfinder games and podcast them

no.


YES! Com'on the group pissed off a witch in the game who raised my character's Dad that attacked us and destroyed a town! How is that not WIN?
 
2013-01-23 03:30:28 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: ph0rk: KingsleyZisou: That looks cool. Quest is super fun. Many a night has bled into the next day as we flip tiles and fight monsters. If you like sci fi Space Hulk is a good squad based tactical game. No level advancement is its major draw back.

How in the hell is a terminator marine going to level up? They are already damn near the pinnacle of badass, and I'm pretty sure "becoming a primarch" is off the table.

There's always Deathwatch

Also, FFG is putting out an Imperial Guard RPG. You know, for the thrilling experience of playing disposable cannon fodder.

/honestly, I'm not a shill for FFG. They just put out good stuff


DAMN good stuff.  I ran Black Crusade/Dark Heresy for a local convention this past weekend.  full tables both days (saturday and sunday).  LOTS of interest.  easy system to learn too, plays well without a lot of getting bogged down in the rules.
 
2013-01-23 03:33:02 PM  

KingsleyZisou: Agent Smiths Laugh: KingsleyZisou: RanDomino: I used to play, until we realized that nobody wants to be the DM ("It's like you're playing, except you're actually not!") and RPing on some level, which we agreed is really just playing make-believe like grade schoolers, is unavoidable. What we wanted was a tactical squad-based tabletop 'rpg' (in the sense of character building, advancement over time, equipment management, etc). And then everyone went to college and it didn't matter.

We should have gotten a hold of Warhammer Quest.

Love that game!

/no I don't wasn't to go back to town. It's safer down here in this dungeon full of monsters.

We've been playing this to fill that niche.

That looks cool. Quest is super fun. Many a night has bled into the next day as we flip tiles and fight monsters. If you like sci fi Space Hulk is a good squad based tactical game. No level advancement is its major draw back.

/nobody talk about Mordheim that game pisses on my dreams regularly
//so I don't play it anymore :(


I have the original plus expansions and campaign book in my closet.

Weaver95: ObscureNameHere: Agent Smiths Laugh: likefunbutnot: ObscureNameHere: My 11 year-old son has a character rolled up for 'Star Frontiers' and we've played some sessions. A Dralasite, of course, because they are the coolest

Yazarians are Monkey/Cat people who have wings. If you want your kid running around pretending to be an amorphous tentacle monster, that's your business, but you are a bad parent if you aren't all about the Yazarians.

Screw that, it's all about the Vrusk.

Giant Spock bugs > all.

True that. Vrusks and Dralasites were tops.
Humans were the OK standard default.
Goggled monkey-men did not really have any cool factor with me.

the Star*Drive setting (an alternity product) totally rocked the house.  I loved their source books.  again...faded away with little comment.  I occasionally steal concepts and/or planets from that old book and use it in Rogue Trader or Dark Heresy.


I have most of the Alternity books on my bookshelf.

/been a gamer for a long long time
//feel old
 
2013-01-23 03:33:33 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Weaver95: WoTC also keeps pillaging the corpse/tomb of Greyhawk.  this was after their wonderful CEO said they were going to discontinue all things Greyhawk and make Forgotten Realms the key focal point of 4th edition.

Ah, so they've dropped dragonlance, too?

That's a shame, I enjoyed having a setting where the way I played gnome characters was actually the way you were _supposed_ to play a gnome.

I guess they're just intentionally going for the more boring, the better then?


Dragonlance is back in the hands of Margaret Weiss Productions. They have a 3.X version of the campaign out
 
2013-01-23 03:35:45 PM  

shortymac: Girion47: shortymac: JohnnyC: The Martian Manhandler: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

Not sure if it'll help, but you could try the Player Registry at Pen & Paper Games. There are a few other websites like that, but this is the only one that I can remember at the moment.

Yeah... I keep an eye on that one. Also been keeping an eye on the forums at this site: RPTools

shortymac: HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

That's kind of what I'm hoping for at this point... sorta makes me sad though. My wife bought me these really badass Dwarven Metal Dice (solid metal RPG dice set)... I made a cool cork lined tray and a rabbit pelt dice bag to carry them in (I can post some pics if you're really interested). Would seem like a waste to only roll digital dice. But I would still like to find a game, even if it is just online play.

Sgt.Zim: Me? Is that you?

Oh, wait. I don't have kids. Or a gaming shop nearby.

Haha! I might as well not have... considering they don't really have a good D&D style gaming community around there. If I was into MTG or Warhammer I would be good to go though. There is another gaming shop about an hour and a half from me that does have a bigger D&D community, but that's a bit too much of a drive for me.

Ooooo pictures please! While I too miss rolling dice the online version we got going is working out really well.

/Damn we should record our Pathfinder games and podcast them

no.

YES! Com'on the group pissed off a witch in the game who raised my character's Dad that attacked us and destroyed a town! How is that not WIN?


and our other campaign is struggling with kobolds.

Plus I already inflict 6 of you with my voice, do you really hate the rest of Fark that much?
 
2013-01-23 03:35:59 PM  

Weaver95: RoyFokker'sGhost: ph0rk: KingsleyZisou: That looks cool. Quest is super fun. Many a night has bled into the next day as we flip tiles and fight monsters. If you like sci fi Space Hulk is a good squad based tactical game. No level advancement is its major draw back.

How in the hell is a terminator marine going to level up? They are already damn near the pinnacle of badass, and I'm pretty sure "becoming a primarch" is off the table.

There's always Deathwatch

Also, FFG is putting out an Imperial Guard RPG. You know, for the thrilling experience of playing disposable cannon fodder.

/honestly, I'm not a shill for FFG. They just put out good stuff

DAMN good stuff.  I ran Black Crusade/Dark Heresy for a local convention this past weekend.  full tables both days (saturday and sunday).  LOTS of interest.  easy system to learn too, plays well without a lot of getting bogged down in the rules.


And I just picked up my Edge of the Empire boxed set. Can't wait for the game to go fully live and have support for a campaign :)
 
2013-01-23 03:36:15 PM  

Weaver95:
And artificers, a nation of undead worshiping blood cultists, a shadow war of demons and angels, plus lovecraftian horrors and a cease fire in bloody dynastic war that might flare up again at any moment.  machinations of the Dragonmarked Houses, the destruction of Cyre.  not to mention a continent of mind controlling dream horrors that are trying to make sure that the ENTIRE human race has the exact same dream all night, every night...until they die of old age, and another 'lost' continent of cyclopean ruins, ancient magic and powerful magical secrets.


"Wait, that's the one with the robots and monsters are people, right? That's dumb." - my group every time I want to play Eberron.
 
2013-01-23 03:36:24 PM  

Girion47: Email sent to your Ultrafark account.


As a former Demonoid user myself, I am also looking to replace it. It really was the best, especially when I wanted karaoke files. EIP, if you are feeling generous, or if not, I understand.
 
2013-01-23 03:38:27 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: ph0rk: KingsleyZisou: That looks cool. Quest is super fun. Many a night has bled into the next day as we flip tiles and fight monsters. If you like sci fi Space Hulk is a good squad based tactical game. No level advancement is its major draw back.

How in the hell is a terminator marine going to level up? They are already damn near the pinnacle of badass, and I'm pretty sure "becoming a primarch" is off the table.

There's always Deathwatch

Also, FFG is putting out an Imperial Guard RPG. You know, for the thrilling experience of playing disposable cannon fodder.

/honestly, I'm not a shill for FFG. They just put out good stuff


It's already out. It's called Only War. Nearly picked it up at my LGS because I'm a shameless Gaunt's Ghosts fan.

/I say nearly because while I love the books themselves, I despise the game mechanics of FFG's 40k roleplay
 
2013-01-23 03:38:49 PM  
RoyFokker'sGhost:
And I just picked up my Edge of the Empire boxed set. Can't wait for the game to go fully live and have support for a campaign :)

for convention play, I prefer Deathwatch or Dark Heresy.  they play well in that sort of setting, Black Crusade but...you really gotta watch the PG-13 stuff.  Slaanesh players...just sayin' man.  For an actual campaign I much prefer Rogue Trader.  that game is totally awesome when it comes to building a ship and crew and helping players really get into their roles as lords of all they survey.  since the players basically write the campaign (via the 'Endeavor' system) it makes running the game a LOT easier than you'd expect.
 
2013-01-23 03:40:42 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Weaver95: RoyFokker'sGhost: ph0rk: KingsleyZisou: That looks cool. Quest is super fun. Many a night has bled into the next day as we flip tiles and fight monsters. If you like sci fi Space Hulk is a good squad based tactical game. No level advancement is its major draw back.

How in the hell is a terminator marine going to level up? They are already damn near the pinnacle of badass, and I'm pretty sure "becoming a primarch" is off the table.

There's always Deathwatch

Also, FFG is putting out an Imperial Guard RPG. You know, for the thrilling experience of playing disposable cannon fodder.

/honestly, I'm not a shill for FFG. They just put out good stuff

DAMN good stuff.  I ran Black Crusade/Dark Heresy for a local convention this past weekend.  full tables both days (saturday and sunday).  LOTS of interest.  easy system to learn too, plays well without a lot of getting bogged down in the rules.

And I just picked up my Edge of the Empire boxed set. Can't wait for the game to go fully live and have support for a campaign :)


Yeah that has my attention. I own just about every Star Wars RPG including the old West End game (which I still adore).
 
2013-01-23 03:45:22 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh:

Yeah that has my attention. I own just about every Star Wars RPG including the old West End game (which I still adore).


I've been working on a stand-in Lightsaber Combat force power set until there's an official system for jedi and lightsabers. But yeah, the game system itself is awesome, especially with the Light/Dark Force Pool dynamic
 
2013-01-23 03:48:02 PM  
I liked "DragonQuest." One book for everything, a decimal system, combat system that made sense, etc. Too bad it was killed off.
/still got mine, though.
 
2013-01-23 03:49:00 PM  
How old am I? I even tried 'Traveller'.

/not the oldest one here though, I am fairly certain.
 
2013-01-23 03:50:33 PM  

shortymac: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

I was in a game a year ago... but a couple of the players moved away, the other two, who hosted the game, decided they weren't going to play anymore, and that left just me and the DM. The DM found a new guy to host it who had a gaming room and was really into tabletop RPGs and what not. Some new players were found and a game was set up. I went and the new host, who usually DMs games, turned out to be one of those players who just steps all over everyone else's play. He was constantly interrupting, claiming that other players didn't do what they just said they were doing, and generally being a control freak. He did that to me twice before I politely excused myself from the game and never went back.

Since then I've been checking various websites and what not to try and find a game. The local gaming shop players mostly play Magic The Gathering and Warhammer 40k stuff... Not much D&D or Pathfinder unfortunately. So... still haven't found a game to join. Which kind of sucks. *shrug*

Also... the link appears to be dead...

HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

My Husband and I have a similar experience as you, great group that ended because 2 players moved cross-country. I'm thinking about getting the group together again, maybe play a totally OP 4e version of Tomb of Horrors.


There's a fark Pathfinder group? I want in!
 
2013-01-23 03:57:07 PM  
Beginner D&D: Being 10 and getting an inexplicable boner over the sample character in the red Basic D&D book. IIRC, her name was Morgan and you had to include her (awesomely tight) chainmail into her encumberance rating as you learned how to be a DM..

Advanced D&D: Being 14 and unashamedly whacking it over the human form of the spider-goddess Lolth and her Drow priestesses.

/Erol Otus FTW
 
2013-01-23 03:57:28 PM  

gilgigamesh: WhippingBoy: gilgigamesh: Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing

I lost my virginity to the one chick in our D&D group.

Are you sure? Not that it was your virginity, but that it was actually a "chick".

Yup.  A 10th level half-elf thief, and with an 18 charisma to boot.  My buddy Bob ran the charac-...

Oh.  Oh God.

Oh God NO.

*shudder*


And now the dream you had after you fell asleep after that two-day gaming marathon where you were trying to give birth to a giant cucumber and the wierd stains on your skivvies suddenly makes sense...
 
2013-01-23 03:58:17 PM  

iq_in_binary: shortymac: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

I was in a game a year ago... but a couple of the players moved away, the other two, who hosted the game, decided they weren't going to play anymore, and that left just me and the DM. The DM found a new guy to host it who had a gaming room and was really into tabletop RPGs and what not. Some new players were found and a game was set up. I went and the new host, who usually DMs games, turned out to be one of those players who just steps all over everyone else's play. He was constantly interrupting, claiming that other players didn't do what they just said they were doing, and generally being a control freak. He did that to me twice before I politely excused myself from the game and never went back.

Since then I've been checking various websites and what not to try and find a game. The local gaming shop players mostly play Magic The Gathering and Warhammer 40k stuff... Not much D&D or Pathfinder unfortunately. So... still haven't found a game to join. Which kind of sucks. *shrug*

Also... the link appears to be dead...

HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

My Husband and I have a similar experience as you, great group that ended because 2 players moved cross-country. I'm thinking about getting the group together again, maybe play a totally OP 4e version of Tomb of Horrors.

There's a fark Pathfinder group? I want in!


EIP and I'll forward you on to our DMs. We currently running 2 campaigns with 2 DMs just due to weekly logistics of running a campaign. It's pretty epic.
 
2013-01-23 04:01:16 PM  

iq_in_binary: shortymac: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

I was in a game a year ago... but a couple of the players moved away, the other two, who hosted the game, decided they weren't going to play anymore, and that left just me and the DM. The DM found a new guy to host it who had a gaming room and was really into tabletop RPGs and what not. Some new players were found and a game was set up. I went and the new host, who usually DMs games, turned out to be one of those players who just steps all over everyone else's play. He was constantly interrupting, claiming that other players didn't do what they just said they were doing, and generally being a control freak. He did that to me twice before I politely excused myself from the game and never went back.

Since then I've been checking various websites and what not to try and find a game. The local gaming shop players mostly play Magic The Gathering and Warhammer 40k stuff... Not much D&D or Pathfinder unfortunately. So... still haven't found a game to join. Which kind of sucks. *shrug*

Also... the link appears to be dead...

HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

My Husband and I have a similar experience as you, great group that ended because 2 players moved cross-country. I'm thinking about getting the group together again, maybe play a totally OP 4e version of Tomb of Horrors.

There's a fark Pathfinder group? I want in!


Don't trust Shortymac, those people are crazy
 
2013-01-23 04:02:55 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing


Back when I played, nerd girls were "things".
 
2013-01-23 04:07:05 PM  

Girion47: iq_in_binary: shortymac: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

I was in a game a year ago... but a couple of the players moved away, the other two, who hosted the game, decided they weren't going to play anymore, and that left just me and the DM. The DM found a new guy to host it who had a gaming room and was really into tabletop RPGs and what not. Some new players were found and a game was set up. I went and the new host, who usually DMs games, turned out to be one of those players who just steps all over everyone else's play. He was constantly interrupting, claiming that other players didn't do what they just said they were doing, and generally being a control freak. He did that to me twice before I politely excused myself from the game and never went back.

Since then I've been checking various websites and what not to try and find a game. The local gaming shop players mostly play Magic The Gathering and Warhammer 40k stuff... Not much D&D or Pathfinder unfortunately. So... still haven't found a game to join. Which kind of sucks. *shrug*

Also... the link appears to be dead...

HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

My Husband and I have a similar experience as you, great group that ended because 2 players moved cross-country. I'm thinking about getting the group together again, maybe play a totally OP 4e version of Tomb of Horrors.

There's a fark Pathfinder group? I want in!

Don't trust Shortymac, those people are crazy


But I'm a real girl!
 
2013-01-23 04:07:39 PM  

gilgigamesh: Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing

I lost my virginity to the one chick in our D&D group.


I knew there would be others like me here! The sole reason I played D&D at all was because I was sneaking around with the DM's girlfriend.
 
2013-01-23 04:08:30 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing

Back when I played, nerd girls were "things".


Heh, that could be interpreted a number of ways.

RoyFokker'sGhost: Agent Smiths Laugh:

Yeah that has my attention. I own just about every Star Wars RPG including the old West End game (which I still adore).

I've been working on a stand-in Lightsaber Combat force power set until there's an official system for jedi and lightsabers. But yeah, the game system itself is awesome, especially with the Light/Dark Force Pool dynamic


Definitely intrigued. I'll probably wait until the core book comes out and pick up it and the starter kit in a fit of avarice.
 
2013-01-23 04:09:03 PM  
I preferred Harn from Columbia Games. The mechanics were better - more true to life.

Wiki page about Harn

Harn at Columbia Games
 
2013-01-23 04:10:22 PM  
went looking for...

upload.wikimedia.org

... didn't find it.

I guess, someday...
 
2013-01-23 04:11:05 PM  

shortymac: Girion47: iq_in_binary: shortymac: JohnnyC: I've been looking for a good D&D game to get into... I moved to a new town where I don't know anyone. I have kids and spend a good portion of my time taking care of them and don't get out of the house a whole lot. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good game.

I was in a game a year ago... but a couple of the players moved away, the other two, who hosted the game, decided they weren't going to play anymore, and that left just me and the DM. The DM found a new guy to host it who had a gaming room and was really into tabletop RPGs and what not. Some new players were found and a game was set up. I went and the new host, who usually DMs games, turned out to be one of those players who just steps all over everyone else's play. He was constantly interrupting, claiming that other players didn't do what they just said they were doing, and generally being a control freak. He did that to me twice before I politely excused myself from the game and never went back.

Since then I've been checking various websites and what not to try and find a game. The local gaming shop players mostly play Magic The Gathering and Warhammer 40k stuff... Not much D&D or Pathfinder unfortunately. So... still haven't found a game to join. Which kind of sucks. *shrug*

Also... the link appears to be dead...

HUG, try organizing a game via Skype and Maptools online, it's what the fark Pathfinder group is doing currently.

My Husband and I have a similar experience as you, great group that ended because 2 players moved cross-country. I'm thinking about getting the group together again, maybe play a totally OP 4e version of Tomb of Horrors.

There's a fark Pathfinder group? I want in!

Don't trust Shortymac, those people are crazy

But I'm a real girl!


Pics or it didn't happen or something like that.

/empirical evidence young lady
 
2013-01-23 04:11:40 PM  

WinoRhino: gilgigamesh: Agent Smiths Laugh: I lost my virginity because of D&D.

/back before most people knew nerd girls were even a thing

I lost my virginity to the one chick in our D&D group.

I knew there would be others like me here! The sole reason I played D&D at all was because I was sneaking around with the DM's girlfriend.


I killed the DM's girlfriend (in-game) and it was glorious.

(Her): I attack his character!
(Me): I draw my sword and counter-attack!
(Her): (Rolls dice, misses).
(Me): (Rolls dice, critical hit, 00 on custom critical hit table is 'decapitation').
(Everyone but her): (rolls on floor laughing, DM literally fell out of his chair)
(Her): What happened?
(DM): He cut off your head!
(Her): He can't do that!
(DM) He just did!!!!
 
2013-01-23 04:14:26 PM  

deeproy: went looking for...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 218x300]

... didn't find it.

I guess, someday...


I have that one! And this one:

www.twocatscomicbookstore.com
 
2013-01-23 04:17:07 PM  
Did anyone here ever play the original 'Games Design Workshop' RPG? The one with the incrediably graphic descriptions of critical injuries?

My friend and I gave it a whirl for a few sessions then lost interest but I remember how different in tone it was from the relatively 'tame' D&D, AD&D, Gamma World, Star Frontiers etc. stuff we were used to.
 
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