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Author Topic: [No Politics Please] - How are you playing these days? What are you playing?  (Read 2106 times)

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I am running Traveller Pirates of Drinax (a handful of sessions in, going quite well), using my own unholy version of Traveller extrapolated from the MgT 1 playtest rules.

(Traveller geeks want to know more about these rules?)
"If the English surrender, it'll be a long war!"
- Scottish soldier on the beach at Dunkirk

"Sorry, we don't have the facility to take you all prisoner."
Lt-Col John "Johnny" Frost, responding to German offer to discuss surrender terms, Arnhem, Sept 1944

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I'm currently playing with my group face-to-face (and have been for a while), and we're playing Marvel Super Heroes.

But I'm going to wrap up this "issue" whenever they figure out how to beat the big-baddy(s). After that we plan on using the new Savage Pathfinder game to play some Savage Forgotten Realms (Greybox era of course).


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Tell us - oh great RPG Enthusiasts - HOW are you getting together and playing your beautiful games? What are you playing or running? Regale us your tales of fun and joy!!

Rules: No politics, veiled backhanded statements espousing your conspiracy theories or worse assuming everyone in eye-shot of your posts share the same beliefs as you. Let this thread be about the games. THE GAMES!!

We are playing twice a week on Facebook video chat. We have to roll our own dice but we put up with the hardship. We are of the generation that had to walk five feet on shag carpet to change the TV channel.

On Wednesday afternoon, C.J. Carella is running a Glory Road Roleplay campaign set on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the present day when goblins, giant hogs, and other monsters show up, along with a few elves. My character is a part-time dealer at the casino, poker player, and poacher. Another character is the game warden, and another is an elf. I am playing a non-moron for the first time in several campaigns. C.J. are going to publish the modern firearms rules we are using for GR, maybe, if we get around to it.

On Thursday afternoon, I run a fantasy game set in the great city of Old Meos. (MAY-os) Also Glory Road Roleplay. 

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I'm in a lot of different gaming groups, with some overlapping of players.

I'm running two savage worlds games (both Last Parsec, both in a shared Last Parsec setting, but different campaign focuses). I'm using Zoom to run these games, with the players and I all rolling our dice and saying what the results are. This is pretty common for how I'm running things, these are high trust groups, who were willing to use a house ruled initiative system. I'm also running a Shadowrun 5e game and a homebrew Ars Magica Modern using Cthulhu Now rules with the Ars Magica magic system converted to BRP as well, both on Zoom.

I have a third savage worlds game I'm running (homebrewed Deadlands Japan) using roll20 for dice and cards for initiative, with our communications over Zoom. Roll20 being a little clunky is what lead me away from using it in my other Savage Worlds games. But, I prefer Roll20 over Foundry and Fantasy Grounds, as a player and for just a die/card tool at least.

I'm in a fourth savage worlds I'm playing in, 50 Fathoms, that is probably 2-3 sessions from completion. That game is also on roll20, but we will be moving to Foundry for the followup game, Dungeon of the Mad Mage in 5e. The GM of that game vastly prefers the GM tools on Foundry over Roll20. Again, we use Zoom for chat.

I'm also playing in a Delta Green campaign, one more time, on Zoom.

So, I'm playing and running a lot of Savage Worlds. It's not my favorite system - but it is light enough to work really well over Zoom. Similarly both BRP and Delta Green are simple percentile die systems that work really well over Zoom. Shadowrun is working less well - pausing to check a rule is always painful, but it feels to me even more so on a Zoom call.

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Tried going online, wasn't satisfied. Now waiting for the good old f2f table experience.

Playing mostly DCC and Zweihander. Of all that's been said about the latter, I really dig it - it's a big crunchy monster with random crit tables and Twin Peaks' Black Lodge as a deity.

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I recently picked up the Alien rpg Start Set and finally bought Dungeon Crawl Classics. I look forward to checking both out in play.

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Tell us - oh great RPG Enthusiasts - HOW are you getting together and playing your beautiful games? What are you playing or running? Regale us your tales of fun and joy!!

Rules: No politics, veiled backhanded statements espousing your conspiracy theories or worse assuming everyone in eye-shot of your posts share the same beliefs as you. Let this thread be about the games. THE GAMES!!

At the moment, I'm playing a game of Werewolf: The Apocalypse with four others through Telegram. The upside being I can run games frequently, and this being a group mostly composed of newbies, we need every session we can get. The downside being I can't tell what the others are doing half the time, so the focused players get vastly more playtime, which is a bit annoying.

I had intended to start the game during Halloween last year, but thanks to IRL stuff, I had to push it back to last month. Even so, I've started them on a journey that has taken them to Arkham, Massachusetts; you can probably guess what's there, but so far, none of my players have caught on, so springing the traps I have on them should be rather amusing.

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Currently running Tomb of Annihilation in roll20 and discord. Hopefully, this is the last 5e game I run. I've grown very tired of the system as a DM. Other than that, it has been going pretty well, so far only one person has been disintegrated, and 2 near TPKs.

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Trying to get a stable platform to game on has been a nuisance.
Two MUDs I have and fonally got up and running after more than a decade either lack tools to roll dice. Or in the case of one, is a very incomplete attempt to code 3e fully into a MUD much like was successfully done with 2e Shadowrun.
So moving on to other venues as possible gathering points.