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Has anyone played these?

What are your thoughts?

What system would you compare them to?

How "storygamy" are they?

How's the writing? Art?

How much material is repeated between the books?


The newest 5e book has me thinking about it.

My stabs-

oD&D - no clue.
Holmes D&D - B1
B/X D&D - B2
BECMI D&D - ??
1e - Tomb of Horrors
2e - Undermountain?
3e - Freeport Trilogy
4e - no clue
5e - too early to tell.

What do you think?

The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Gamers and gun-nuts.
« on: October 31, 2015, 07:00:37 PM »
What's your experience between gamers and gun ownership?

It struck me today that of all my hobbies and interests gaming (tabletop) overlaps the most with gun owners.

The last two groups I was in most of the people around the table were pretty avid shooters and I can't think of any groups (barring when I was in Korea) that didn't have at least a couple of gun-nuts in it (myself included).

Has my experiance been odd or does anyone else notice this?

Any guesses on why?

Other Games / SSI gold box games on !
« on: August 22, 2015, 10:55:54 PM »
just FYI, most of the gold box games are available on

Anyone remember these? They were a few years before my time but I'm very tempted to pick up a few to try them out.

Other Games / Video Games: What are you looking foward to?
« on: March 29, 2015, 11:53:06 PM »
As a complement to the other game thread I thought it would be nice to have a place to talk about our expectations, hopes, dreams, and fears for upcoming games :)

Personally I'm looking forward to Halo 5 but I'm not sure if it's enough to make me spring for an Xbone. It'll be good for sure but the library is just so freaking weak right now.

I'm also pretty hopeful for No Man's Sky which looks amazing but holy crap they are promising the moon so I'm also pretty cautious.

I've yet to dive into the 8th generation aside from the Wii U because honestly the libraries are just terrible at the moment. Certainly not worth the outlay IMO.

Mostly I'm looking forward to Nintendo titles and while I'm bummed by Zelda getting pushed back Splatoon and Star Fox should fill the gap.

What about you guys?

What's everyone's feelings about the material put our by WOTC so far?

There's certain ascetic in sci-Fi that's emerged over the past decade driven by video games that I quite enjoy.

Think of things like Halo, Mass effect, etc...

Sort of space opera/mil-sci-Fi blend. Lots of space marines, AI, alien, etc...

Protagonists are usually military and in charge.

Any good games along these lines?

8 End of the World

Anyone following this?

I just stumbled across it and it looks interesting.

(as an aside the writing in the previews is terrible and I really hope it doesn't reflect the writing in the books)

Anyone have the first game and want to give some impressions?

Other Games / [Minis] Any historical players around?
« on: October 14, 2014, 11:31:37 PM »
So I just picked up a whole shit ton of Field of Glory books for super cheap at a used shop and it's got my excited about historicals again.

Most of the time when this happens nothing comes of it but this time I stopped by my FLGS and struck up a conversation.

Long story short it looks like I finally have a little historicals group!

We settled on crusades as it's interesting, varied and has the best chance of grabbing attention and maybe bringing a few more people in.

I'll probably be painting either an Egyptian or crusader state army depending on what others are doing.

Anyway, super excited :)

Anyone else playing historicals at the moment?


Or a secret whatever.

Anyway, way back in the mists of time TBP did an RPG swap that was completely blind, you just sent random stuff to a random person and got a random package from them/someone else.

It was awesome, you ended up getting stuff you'd never buy otherwise and stuff you didn't even knew existed. Meanwhile you got to share stuff you picked up at some point with someone else.

Of course because people are terminally fucking lame it changed to a general trading deal. Stupid.

Anyway, we need to do it.

This thread is to plan it out and try and get some volunteers to help organize it.

What do you all think?


Oh lord...

I can't stop...

First it was Sonic Lost World, an okay game with poor controls and some poor level design. But when it was good it was good.

So I took another hit.

People said Sonic Generations was good so I gave it a go. And it was actually pretty good. No stupid friends, competent and varied level design, decent controls. All around enjoyable.

Well... Might as well try another...

Got back into Sonic Adventure. Hey! It's fun, sure it's old and there's some dodgy late 90's design and horrible unskippable cut-scenes but overall not bad.

You know, I'm starting the think maybe people are wrong about 3D Sonic...



Why must I punish myself?

What sin did I commit in a previous life to deserve this kind of flagellation?


Like the Retron series by hyperkin and the like?

I ask because I'm interested in the Retron5 even though it's an emulator rather than a hardware clone.

Anyone have any experiance/opinions?

I have original consoles but it would be naive to have something plugged into my big flatscreen as well.

Also does anyone know where to actually buy one?

I really haven't stumbled across many folks on youtube talking about RPGs.

Anyone have suggestions?

Other Games / What next for my retro game collection?
« on: July 27, 2014, 01:46:22 PM »
So I have, what I consider, a pretty modest retro-game collection (at least compared to a lot of collectors).

I collect only for play. So I don't care much about rarity or condition. If I want to play it I'll get it, if I don't I won't.

I'm also fairly picky about what I get just because I could easily spend my entire paycheck grabbing games.

That said I'm always on the lookout for games to play and really appreciate suggestions. Hence this thread :)

Now for the pics:


Saturn, GameCube, & Dreamcast:

(I don't own a SegaCD, those just came in a lot)

Genesis and PS2:


Master System:

N64 and the lone 32x game: (aka: asshole games with no spine labels)

Alright so you probably have a good idea of the type if games I like (keeping in mind there are a few games here and there I just ended up with) what games do you think I should try next?

One giant hole is SHMUPS which I'd like to get into so I'm on the lookout for good "beginner" titles in that genre.

Thanks :)

Other Games / Video Games: What are you playing?
« on: June 07, 2014, 12:02:29 AM »

Just wondering what everyone else is playing at the moment...

I'm currently playing a mix of older games and a couple newer ones:

Legend of Zelda (NES) - Played this a million times. It's always fun.

Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) - holy crap, a half-way decent 3D sonic game!? Fun, a bit short and I still think having real people in sonic is pants on head stupid.

Sonic Lost World (Wii U) - oh man, I really want to like this game. It's basically  Super Sonic: Galaxy but with worse controls and annoying levels. Some parts are so good and fun while others are so Meh. Still I'm largely enjoying it.

Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) - Haven't actually played yet but I will be this weekend. :)


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