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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011 edited
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    Oh, this really deserves its own nerdery thread, doesn't it?
    -Govspy


    Oh, it really, really does.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    shit yes
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    I've been obsessively playing Gemcraft: Labyrinthe each evening.

    Something I picked up at a thrift store that I look forward to losing myself in: Baldur's Gate. The requirements list Windows 95. Old school!
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    I really dug V:tR, but I thought the Mortal stuff was really wicked. So many options in a world where not EVERYTHING was written down in a sourcebook somewhere.


    This is what I really liked. In NWoD, you could throw some mad thing that was covered in acid-spitting penises at the characters. They'd deal with it and be going "WTF was that?" In OWoD it wouldn't end there. After the first encounter you'd have more penis things showing up in other product lines. Then you'd get Phalli: The Hardening, which told the secret origins of the penis-creatures and allowed you to roll one up from one of the Glans (the tribes of the Phalli) such as the Scrotiir or the Testii. And of course it would tell of their unending war with the Orificers, who were beings covered with vaginas (and who would shortly receive their own sourcebook...)
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    ...see, I would probably play that.

    I've got all the core-books for the NWoD, and a good chunk of the OWoD in PDF form. Seems to me like White Wolf really brought their A-game to their B-list games, by which I mean Promethean, Changeling, Hunter, and Geist. Those games are such fun, fresh takes on horror, and the writing is good enough to make me form this hairbrained theory that every character-monster from the NWoD line is a metaphor for one kind of social outcaste or another... Prometheans being the failure-to-launch socially-inept, Changelings being abuse victims, Werewolves being insular, violent families, etc. It's crazy, and probably assigning too much credit to what are basically fun ways to pass a weekend night with some friends and snacks, but still. The idea won't quite go away.

    I've written a mod that ties in the setting of old Mage: the Ascension (which had such cool ideas and themes, strung together by such weird shit as Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Neuromancer, Sandman, and the Tao te Ching) with the rules for new Mage: the Awakening (which has a much easier-to-understand [and easier to hack] magic system, but whose setting was about as exciting as a Shriner's charity fish fry), and ran it through a play-test with some friends. Seems to work alright.

    However, the crown jewel of my nerdiness is a game system I'm writing from scratch right now. It replaces dice with playing cards, and it will be needing playtesters soon!
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    yeah but OWoD had some excellent source material (well i mean VTM and DA) Loved the assamites.
    Massive fan of Shadowrun, particulalry the creepy Renraku building, and LOT5R, although I seem to remember every adventure just devolving into battles within the group.
    Feng Shui was pretty cool too.

    aaaah the good old days
    although nothing beats warhammer IMHO
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    Oh, don't get me wrong, Old World of Darkness had some great shit. I keep wishing they'd reboot Demon: the Fallen, because that game was a kick in the teeth (and gave me my coolest character).

    I keep meaning to play a game of Shadowrun (did manage to run a single session of a game, before college happened), because I think if it was played with just the right amount of silliness, it'd be a great time.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    In a month or two, whenever the kid finally starts sleeping through the night, I'm going to start running a Deadlands game. I can't decide between the old version or the new Savage Worlds rules set and unfortunately Shane Hensley isn't any help (my wife worked with him); guy likes both versions and won't suggest one over the other (and it's "his" game).
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    I just got my first tattoo a couple weeks back. Shadowrun inspired

    This photo was taken the day I got it, so it's all puffy and scabby like. I need to get a new, healed version taken. The font (OCR-A extended) got a bit fudged, but you can't be expecting immaculate font with a tattoo that small and with such fine lines.

    Other gaming news: I DM'd for the first time this year, that was fun. We did D&D 4th ed and all the players were new, so it was a learning experience all around. Would be fun to try it again. My boyfriend picked up Pathfinder and we're hoping to try that out at some point, but we're currently in the middle of a Shadowrun campaign so that project is on hold for now.

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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    Argos, that is bitchin' beyond belief.
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    Would love to play some tabletop RPGs, but my friends aren't really reliable*, and I don't really want to look for a bunch of strangers in the local area when I have too little experience as yet.

    There's a forum I'm a member of and someone is trying to get a game running via IRC loosely based on Eclipse Phase, so I'm looking forward to that...

    *We played a sci-fi, zombie-apocalypse game based on GURPS a few months back which involved a good bit of drinking (which is fine) and then some hard drugs (which really doesn't work with the tabletop environment IMHO). We managed to stay on track for longer than one would think possible considering the circumstances, but needless to say we haven't yet sat down to continue it.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    I'm really hating myself because I'm becoming that person that agrees to a game, but can't make it when a session is announced. In my defence I end up getting the "who's in?" e-mail announcing a session 3-4 days before it starts, which is too late notice for me, but still...I feel bad. I miss rolling dice.
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      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011 edited
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    I ran a homebrew Fallout-inspired, Australian, post-apocalyptic, pseudo-western GURPS campaign for a few years but it was heavily hampered by people leaving the group (one guy managed to get deported) and some major friendship breakups between the players. I've been entertaining vague plans of getting it all organized and publishing it as some kind of d20 setting.

    In the meantime for those that are terminally bored there's a website with pretty maps here, and a wiki here.

    I also recently improvised an absurdist dungeon crawl that featured such notable characters as the 'Itcher from the Mighty Boosh, a tap-dancing skeleton, an extremely indifferent Thunder-God and an incredibly dangerous fairground attraction called "Mr Charon's Wild Ride".
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
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    I'm not currently running any games, though I'm playing in two. The first is The Spider's Den, which is a sandbox NWoD that's based in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal. The second is a tabletop game of Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu, which seems to be loosely based on background from Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Thus far it also involves Clark Ashton Smith's Hyperborea stories along with the Thule Society. Our party is currently being funded by Howard Hughes and there's some indications that we're the one responsible for his eventual descent into madness. Good stuff thus far.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011 edited
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    I was thinking earlier about the various uses for Google+ Hangouts, and one idea that occurred to me was that it would be perfect for an online game... any takers, mayhap?
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
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    @Alan Tyson: Yes. (Though I might have to upgrade from my $12 camera I bought six years ago).
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
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    Alas, I have insufficient hardware. Aside form which, I tend to prefer play-by-post for electronic gaming.
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    @Purple Wyrm - I'd love to see your sourcebook if you feel like sharing. Or if you don't want to share how about running a game somewhere, 'cause that setting sounds great.

    @Alan Tyson - I don't have an invite to Google+ (and haven't really bothered trying to get one yet, so I imagine it will be easy enough if I want), but I would totally sign up to have somewhere to play "tabletop" RPGs.

    What are these hardware requirements that johnjones aludes to? Isn't it just a Facebook evil-clone?
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
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    I'm trying to get back into doing tabletop RPGs because my wife wants to learn. However since it's just going to be me and my wife for the time being, I've been trying to narrow down which games to try. I actually got a bunch of RPG's at a block sale recently (3rd edition PH, DMG & MM, Serenity RPG, and Buffy RPG) and in an act of the crazy I bought "Don't Rest Your Head" which is inspired by the movie Dark City and Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol among other things. Also, got Two-Fisted Tales which is a pulp-inspired RPG. So.. just trying to figure out which is best for 1-on-1 play. I'm thinking we'll start with Two-Fisted Tales...

    We've also got some of the card-games like Once Upon A Time, Monty Python Fluxx, and Gloom, along with Zombie Dice ... all of which are pretty fun to play.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
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    @ScottS: Whoa. "Don't Rest Your Head" sounds awesome!

    @Corey Waits: Lemme see what I can do about fixing that. Send me an email (universalconstants at geemail dot com), and I'll get an invite going your way.

    So, we've got a few nibbles for the Hangout game... anyone got any preferences for system or setting?

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