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Messages - O'Borg

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I confess, I'm into Dice Porn. :deflated:

When I returned to tabletop gaming after a looooooong hiatus, I brought a set of blue/black swirly pattern D6s (Oblivion blue from EM Miniatures for my fellow perverts) and later got some D10s & D20s to match.

I'm after a set of Chessex purple&grey, but havent been able to find them in the UK.

Media and Inspiration / [Koltar] young man...
« on: October 08, 2007, 05:55:30 am »
Quote from: jeff37923
Found an interesting handout while looking the answer to this up:
Ethanol and methanol are both less energetic than gasoline. To match a gallon of gasoline, you would have to burn 1.63 gallons of ethanol or 1.975 gallons of methanol.
(As a gaming aside, Twilight: 2000 lists gasoline as having a fuel consumption value of 1, ethanol as having a fuel consumption value of 3, and methanol as having a fuel consumption value of 4. Twice that of the BTU values indicated.)
That's slightly misleading as it assumes a straight fuel swap with no modifications to the engine.
Ethanol and Methanol have a higher octane rating than straight gasoline, so the engine can run higher compression and produce more horsepower for the same amount of fuel. It balances things out quite a bit.

Media and Inspiration / [Koltar] young man...
« on: October 06, 2007, 07:07:04 am »
Quote from: Koltar
No.... its not a matter of belief.
I can really, really hear you saying that in a Klingon voice :D

Media and Inspiration / [Koltar] young man...
« on: October 06, 2007, 04:49:02 am »
Quote from: Kyle Aaron
Rule Zero: don't fuck with the mods. All the other rules are just cosmetic

I use rule Zero point One :
Don't get involved with the mods. At all. Do not post direct resposes to their posts. Do not post in threads they start. If one of them starts posting in a thread you're already involved in, walk quietly away.

There's an old, old folk saying : "Birds of a feather, flock together" which I have found to be largely true (with a few caveats). If you think someone's a dick, chances are you'll think similar of those they choose as their best friends. Or as fellow Moderators.

Quote from: Koltar
Hell I'd love to do KELLY's HEROES as an RPG /miniatures hybrid event for at least 4 hours. Working in some tank miniatures and 25mm figs with terrain would be really fun. - but run it mostly as an RPG.

- Ed C.
Kellys Heroes is a perfect example of a WW2 RPG scenario. :)

The good thing about WW2 from an RPG perspective is that it was big and there were a lot of things going on, quite a few of them as shady and improvised as anything PCs are likely to come up with.
If I ever get a group of players together, I will subject them to my WW2 LRDG game, probably shortly after the CP2020/XCom game I keep meaning to write :)

Media and Inspiration / [Koltar] young man...
« on: October 05, 2007, 08:08:31 pm »
Quote from: danzig138
The banning notice said the banning is a result of SKOTOS (is that it?) policy. I  bet that new policy is related to the Ken whatshisface legal action threat thing. I guess it's a CYA thing.

Actually there was some female poster long before Ken Whitman who threatened Skotos with legal action (after getting another temp-ban) and Shannon posted a curt note that her ban was now permanent, never to be appealed.

I've met four or five folks from RPGnet, and found out a couple of people I game with have accounts there and at another forum or two I frequent.

I've also met about a dozen folks from my car owners club forum when we went to a track day a few years ago.

Media and Inspiration / [Koltar] young man...
« on: October 05, 2007, 11:08:44 am »
Quote from: droog
It's slightly more complicated than that according to Wikipedia:
I was going to post something very similar but you beat me to the punch :)

Anyway this is off topic - we're supposed to be arguing about Koltar's banning ;)

Media and Inspiration / [Koltar] young man...
« on: October 05, 2007, 06:56:39 am »
But did the Mods send you a "Stop citizen, or be bannzorated!!1!" PM or did you send them a "I demand action, you facist bastards!!" PM?

Media and Inspiration / [Koltar] young man...
« on: October 05, 2007, 05:14:02 am »
Having read the Global Warming thread, I couldnt see any evidence of Moderator involvement at all - not even a black text on-topic comment, so presumably the banworthy stuff was all confined to PMs.

Who sent the first one?

Jonny Tyso, CP2020 Rockerboy in the very best traditions of the genre. Inspired by a combination of Waynes World and dimly remembered interviews with Jon Bon Jovi and Brett Michaels from the Kerrang! magazines of my youth, he was big, handsome, charismatic, egotistical horndog who used IQ as his dump stat. :cool:
At the mission breifing, whilst the other characters were asking technical questions and trying to outdo each other with military slang, he spent most of it admiring the legs of the female assistants. When they were discussing tactics and comparing their pimpcannons on the plane, he was listening to his Wearman™ and playing air guitar.
When they wanted to gun down a suspected spy in broad daylight in the middle of a hotel, he just seduced the spy upstairs where he could have the crap kicked out of him in private.
He wasnt actually that good a musician, but in true CP2020 style he looked good when doing whatever he did. (He died in true CP2020 style too, being shafted by the GM.)

Ideally, your players won't be such dicks all of the time, so you won't have to prod them constantly.
For a Cyberpunk2020 game I was going to run (still will if I can ever get a tabletop group together) I'm implementing an indirect cost of living mechanic tied to the characters 'Special Ability' skill. Basically, if your character doesnt spend money on maintaining their ability, that ability starts to drop through lack of use, failure to keep up with latest tech, maintain social contacts and informants etc etc. I'm implementing it partly as a foil to players who want to munch-out, partly as a realism measure and mostly because I want to see if it works :)

Media and Inspiration / Aussie Platoon Contact with Taliban video
« on: September 24, 2007, 06:50:20 am »
Quote from: Christmas Ape
One could argue this is precisely the purpose of the "Refocus" action in d20 games.

Really? I apoligise for my blatant ignorance then ;)
I'm not a D20 player, though gaining a passing familiarity with the system is somewhere on my To-Do list.

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Comedy in RPGs
« on: September 24, 2007, 04:18:57 am »
I'm suprised nobody has mentioned Tunnels and Trolls. Any system with magic spells called "Take that, you fiend!" and "Dear God" is obviously humorous by design.

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / X-Com
« on: September 21, 2007, 05:37:14 am »
Quote from: Anemone
Some of the X-Com adaptations out there:
X-Com: Tactical - a homebrew tabletop wargame
Sadly this site is long dead, but using the Wayback Machine and enough Reload/Refreshes to wear the print off my F5 key, I've got a copy of the PDF manual.
If anyone wants a copy (623kb's worth) let me know.

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