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Messages - Matt

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Holy shit, nerds "discovered" that three options is more than two.

I have another discovery for you: 2+2=4.

 Any more breaking news?

You want Far West by Gareth Michael Skarka. Available everywhere in print and PDF.

I love it when white folk assert their liberal bona fides by asserting how offended they are on behalf of the rest of us who, y'know, need mighty white liberal knights to protect us.

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / D&D 5th Edition.
« on: March 29, 2017, 07:22:16 PM »
Quote from: Darrin Kelley;954138
I have been playing and running RPGs since the mid-80's. I have seen a lot of what works and what doesn't.

D&D players come into the experience with certain base assumptions. And the game's basic setup caters to that. Those assumptions haven't really changed since the game's earliest editions.

If a DM decides they are too clever. And they deviate too far from those assumptions the players come to the table with. They are risking disappointed and unhappy players. Which invites a bad end.

This definitely calls for a lawsuit.

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Point-Buy
« on: March 29, 2017, 05:55:09 PM »
Quote from: RPGPundit;954071
So, anyone here want to actually defend point-buy character creation over random rolls?

Why would anyone need to defend it? Because you dislike it? Who cares what you like. Don't use it.

The Reconquista and El Cid era. Without fantasy junk added.

Quote from: fearsomepirate;953693
I'd run it like this (assuming successful check):

"You slowly crack the lid of the chest and peek in. You notice a bell hanging from the lid of the chest that would have rung had you opened the lid quickly."

Most players will figure out that's an alarm, but I wouldn't tell them that.

That's what I'd say. Except I'd make the character describe what he is doing.

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Obscure Games?
« on: March 25, 2017, 09:53:19 AM »
Quote from: brettmb;953566
I'd say so. I have it, but most people I talk to have never heard of it.

I have never quite made it all the way through the binder...have you played it?

If I recall, it predates Pendragon, but I haven't checked the copyright notices.

Although Pendragon is so great I doubt Hidden Kingdom would ever replace it for my games, I'm keeping my copy since I have never seen another nor met anyone who owns or has played it.

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Obscure Games?
« on: March 23, 2017, 03:16:48 PM »
Is the Arthurian game Hidden Kingdom obscure?

Quote from: finarvyn;952570
I agree that the 5E modules are a little linear, but that's key to Adventure League play since you theoretically can go to any store with your character and just jump into a game there. If the modules were too wide-open then players would be at a totally different place when going from store to store. Having said that, I'm not sure how often folks store-hop and the AL also has a whole slew of one-shot adventures which get run in the store most weeks.

I've played parts of most of the new hardbacks and all have some good and bad points. The Tyrrany of Dragons sequence ("Hoard of the Dragon Queen" and "Tiamant" books) were pretty well done. Ravenloft was well done if you like that sort of thing; some of my players love it but others hate the darkness of the setting. We're playing in the Storm Giant one now.

The Goodman Games product line "Fifth Edition Adventures" is good if you like one-shots, but they aren't AL official so you can't use those characters in official games later. :-(

"Official games."

Quote from: jhkim;952955

The annoying part for me in Star Wars is that slavery isn't even questioned. No one in the setting appears to be abolitionists trying to stop the practice of slavery, which is widespread even for biologicals.

Hmm, I've seen all three movies several times and the only real slave I recall was Leia in Jabba's palace, which was implied but I don't recall an outright statement. Widespread?

This thread is A+ quality entertainment. Keep it coming.

Quote from: Spinachcat;951550
I am unsure if the hobbyist publishers or the hobby will thrive if the game companies go under.

Fuck 'em  all. I already have my copies of the games I want.

Not sure why anyone would need to be held accountable if he's dead and it's regarding a game he hasn't owned in 30+ years anyway. If you're going to get worked up over hypocrisy, there are hypocrites out there that actually have an effect on your life. As opposed to the best way to pretend to be an elf with a magic sword.

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