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Messages - WillInNewHaven

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Reviews / Re: Headless Reviews Lion & Dragon.
« on: December 23, 2020, 11:57:31 am »
If they weren't there, then they weren't there. If someone wanted to play an exotic character who was unlikely to be there, it could be done on a case by case basis. But pretending that sub-Saharan Africans or even North Africans were a major part of the population would not be necessary.

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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Sneak Peak
« on: December 19, 2020, 10:41:50 am »
Book World closed because the landlord raised the rent, so we moved across the street. Location is really important and people just never got into the new location.

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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Sneak Peak
« on: December 18, 2020, 06:25:29 pm »
I think he said that his PHD was in "Practical Magic." Since that was the title of his book, he may have picked it himself. The only degree for which I have seen any evidence, his BA was simply in "Magic." He did pay for a pizza for everyone in the store and he passed away a decade ago, so I'm done talking about him. 

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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Sneak Peak
« on: December 18, 2020, 01:56:01 pm »
Its important to use real imaginary magick and not fake imaginary magic.

I think the history and depth of "real imaginary" magic actually does make it a lot more interesting than the other.

I think having Bonewitz (author of "real magic") pontificating for hours in Book World when I worked there and couldn't leave soured me on it but I am sure Pundit can make something interesting out of it if anyone can. We had an extensive section of that type of thing which Pundit could have used for research if he weren't thousands of miles away and if the bookstore still existed.

Isaac Bonewitz was a complete buffoon.

For awhile there, he was hot stuff in the field. I am talking about book sales, not the effectiveness of his methods, since all such things are bullshit. But he was a reasonably reliable source of hot air.

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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Sneak Peak
« on: December 17, 2020, 10:54:16 am »
Its important to use real imaginary magick and not fake imaginary magic.

I think the history and depth of "real imaginary" magic actually does make it a lot more interesting than the other.

I think having Bonewitz (author of "real magic") pontificating for hours in Book World when I worked there and couldn't leave soured me on it but I am sure Pundit can make something interesting out of it if anyone can. We had an extensive section of that type of thing which Pundit could have used for research if he weren't thousands of miles away and if the bookstore still existed.

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News and Adverts / Overland Travel in the Westwood Setting
« on: December 09, 2020, 03:20:39 pm »
Tables of random encounters linked to encounter descriptions in a woodland setting with fantasy peoples and creatures. Encounter descriptions for games using Glory Road Roleplay and OSR/D20 rules.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/339051/Overland-Travel-in-the-Westwood?src=newest

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News and Adverts / Targeting & Armor Avoidance 2
« on: November 22, 2020, 04:15:03 pm »
This is an optional sub-system for Glory Road combat. It is optional because it adds a layer of complexity to an already-complex combat system. When I was ready to publish the full game rules, I realized that the targeting and armor avoidance system we had used over the years was too complex and had largely fallen into disuse, although it was quite popular with some, a sizeable minority, of the players. This is a much simpler system, although it is still not simple.
It does, however, have its advantages. It often makes combat quicker. Using the sub-system may make one round of combat more complex but it can reduce the number of combat rounds. It gives the combatants more meaningful options. If the player-characters use it and their foes do not, it can give the PCs a unique advantage. I admit that I am a meanie and the NPC foes of my characters will use these options but they don’t use them as often as the PCs.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/337007/Targeting-and-Armor-Avoidance-2-ed?manufacturers_id=11833

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What to do if there is no one of your ethnicity in the environment? Sure, you could play a white person in a sub-Saharan African campaign but there couldn't be many or you would be playing, shudder, colonials.

Or what if you were playing in my Silk Road campaign. Of course, a Chinese person could play a Han and a Japanese person could play someone from the Nine Pearls. It is even possible to play a European, a Persian, an Arab or a Black African. But that would mean that the player-characters would all be from the edges of the map. The middle of the map is Tocharians (extinct), Sakas (long gone) Toriks (fictional speakers of a Turkic language) and Sarmatians (gone) Can nobody play them?

Or my pseudo-Europe. Does anyone identify as a Mothi or a Shan?

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Shouldn't this thread belong in "The RPGPundit's Own Forum"?

No. It passes the test for this forum

It is game-related. And the even stricter test: If there were no RPGs, the question wouldn't exist. 

On an unrelated note, what if there were no rhetorical questions.

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News and Adverts / A Misplaced Prince, an OSR/D20 Adventure
« on: November 14, 2020, 06:32:17 pm »

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Titanic Thompson said it well: "Suckers got no business with their money."

Thanks for that... :) :) ;D

I am very skeptical about the whole Kickstarter idea.

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If you don't like the product, then don't buy it. Simple as that.

I'm perfectly happy with my collection of OGL Conan.

Yes but what about the people that supported the Kickstarter before it decided to do this?

Are we meant to say ‘Hey this isn’t what we signed up for, give us a refund’?

Titanic Thompson said it well: "Suckers got no business with their money."

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"Martial Arts" is racist now. It's amazing that I can still be surprised by the things that SJWs decide to be offended by.

I always thought that assuming eastern or oriental in front of the words "martial arts'' was racist. Also, assuming that the term only covers unarmed is insane. My favorite martial art is gunjutsu, also known as bangdo. The art of making someone lie down and leave you alone.

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"Pull out a spear" just isn't feasible. The reason swords were ubiquitous backup weapons was because you can wear them. You can use a spear as a backup weapon on horseback because you can rig a way for the horse to wear it and you can have one hovering over you in a video game and you could do it if you were stationary on foot, by sticking it in the ground where you are going to stand, but you can't do it on foot if you are going to move around.

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