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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: GenCon enables Sexual ass**lt?
« Last post by Valatar on December 02, 2022, 11:57:50 PM »
Yeah, being quiet and hoping it blows over is exactly what they're doing and likely to succeed.  Rapey dude has doubtless been told to lay low for a few years, the women have been told he won't be back so please don't mention it further, now all they have to do is wait for the mayfly's memory of the public to run out.
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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Onednd: species, not race
« Last post by Tasty_Wind on December 02, 2022, 11:51:02 PM »
  Some of these fucking people could suck the fun out of just about anything.  How miserable a person has to be to get around to making a big stink about something like this is beyond me.
It’s a system of belief that forbids escapism, fun, or happiness, there is only the Party (or the State, Religion, or Revolution). I’m reminded of that old quote from the Ayatollah (paraphrased); “There’s no music in Islam”.
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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Onednd: species, not race
« Last post by Ratman_tf on December 02, 2022, 11:40:24 PM »
  Daniel Kwan has already decried the change to 'species' on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danielhkwan/status/1598409233774837760

"codify systems of oppression in their games"

Wtf does that even mean? Is this one of those "if you have slavery in your game it means you're racist" dumbass arguments?

Yes. It's that particular branch of progressive oppression politics. Everything is oppressive, and if it isn't, you haven't looked hard enough.
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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Onednd: species, not race
« Last post by Ratman_tf on December 02, 2022, 11:37:06 PM »
I dislike using the term "race" in RPGs. A dragonborn, warforged, or even dwarf is an entirely different creature.

Dwarves are pretty near-human. They definitley are not an entirely different creature. Too many similarites to humans. Dragonborn are dragon-people, with a very similar body structure. Being part dragon does put them further from humans. Warforged are possibly the furthest in difference.
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Sort of like Dark Sun, but weird. 

The “Universe” is a natural Dyson Sphere.  A hollow ball with a Star at the center.  Due to this fact there is no such thing as night time.  There isn’t a word for it.

But, the sun is dying.  It’s notably dimmer and more yellow light than what it was in grandpa’s time.  It’s hotter, drying out, getting darker, all of which mean plants are dying.  It’s kill or starve, tribe vs tribe, cut throat lives.

There is no metal other than gold.  Weapons and armor are all leather, bone, stone, or wood.

Lastly, anything that can be made weird, go for it.  Trading caravans don’t cross deserts on camels.  They use giant sand snails the size of elephants to pull wagons.  Salt flats galore?  Sailing on wheeled barges is normal-ish for crossing them.   

Swords are rare.  Spears are the weapon of normal people.  Hoplites, mostly, but the armor is not bronze.  It’s ivory collected from massive animals or sea life like clams the size of suitcases and fed a statue months ago that grew a shell around that statue.  Now it form fits a man.   

It’s an opportunity to wander around and get creative with cultures, tech, and invent new, fantastical weapons, animals, plants, and customs

Well, that really does sound different. The armor reminds me that many helmets from the Bronze Age were actually made from boar's tusks.
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Sort of like Dark Sun, but weird. 

The “Universe” is a natural Dyson Sphere.  A hollow ball with a Star at the center.  Due to this fact there is no such thing as night time.  There isn’t a word for it.

But, the sun is dying.  It’s notably dimmer and more yellow light than what it was in grandpa’s time.  It’s hotter, drying out, getting darker, all of which mean plants are dying.  It’s kill or starve, tribe vs tribe, cut throat lives.

There is no metal other than gold.  Weapons and armor are all leather, bone, stone, or wood.

Lastly, anything that can be made weird, go for it.  Trading caravans don’t cross deserts on camels.  They use giant sand snails the size of elephants to pull wagons.  Salt flats galore?  Sailing on wheeled barges is normal-ish for crossing them.   

Swords are rare.  Spears are the weapon of normal people.  Hoplites, mostly, but the armor is not bronze.  It’s ivory collected from massive animals or sea life like clams the size of suitcases and fed a statue months ago that grew a shell around that statue.  Now it form fits a man.   

It’s an opportunity to wander around and get creative with cultures, tech, and invent new, fantastical weapons, animals, plants, and customs
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I tried using Mazes and Minotaurs but the players were too steeped in D&D expectations. Jason and the Argonauts was the initial hook.
http://mazesandminotaurs.free.fr/revised.html

Interesting, but what's with the "older than D&D" shtick?
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Reconciliation
« Last post by 3catcircus on December 02, 2022, 09:11:14 PM »
I might disagree with what people say or how they express it - but expressing their positions is their right in a free society.

This is exactly what communists say until they gain control, then all that crap goes right out the window.

At least he gives lip service.  Twitter, not so much. Elon just dropped a bunch of internal emails showing that Twitter execs colluded with the Dem-led government and the DNC to violate the 1st amendment - and keeping it hidden from the former CEO.  The Dems even started that the 1A isn't absolute in their correspondence. When you have incontrovertible proof that the Dems, tech companies and the media engaging in illegal acts that are prosecutable under the RICO Act, there can be no reconciliation
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Reconciliation
« Last post by Brad on December 02, 2022, 08:57:12 PM »
I might disagree with what people say or how they express it - but expressing their positions is their right in a free society.

This is exactly what communists say until they gain control, then all that crap goes right out the window.
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Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Space 1889
« Last post by David Johansen on December 02, 2022, 08:53:08 PM »
For some alternate history if there was Ether stuff, check out Clash Bowlery's Lowel Was Right rpg.
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