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Giorgio De Michele (Erebus)
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Illustrator and graphic designer specialized in boardgames, RPG and videogames
Illustrator and graphic designer specialized in boardgames, RPG and videogames

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Breakfast at out B&B in Tuscany: the weather is good and ideal for visiting the surrounding areas: San Gimignano, Siena, Firenze, Pisa, Volterra, Montaione, Vinci, Certaldo, San Miniato, Montespertoli, Monteriggioni.
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Question for anyone who plays both pbta games (apocalypse world, dungeon world, etc.) and cortex:
Can you tell me how you feel about the difference in "rolling speed" between pbta and cortex?
I mean, in pbta you can do multiple rolls to resolve a situation without much slowing down the narration speed, while in Cortex taking dice, summing, spending bennies, using sfx, etc makes the rolls slower and pushes you to resolve bigger chunks of the action with a single roll.
Is this your same impression? How it impacts you as a gm and/or player?

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this character sheet for Shadow Lords is a fan tribute to Guts from the manga/anime Berserk: this is Guts at the end of the Black Knight Arc
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A small commission for a tauren warrior.
Tauren warrior commission
Tauren warrior commission
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We are open again!
This is our new location, in Varna (Gambassi Terme), very close to the previous one and to Castelfiorentino (4 minutes from here).
With a very beautiful vista on the hills!
More beautiful photos incoming as soon as the spring catch ups! :D

https://www.facebook.com/pg/villaTilli/photos/?tab=album&album_id=655513657905562
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If you like shows like The Peaky Blinders or Justified, and like boardgames, check out this kickstarter for a new gangs-themed boardgame.
I did the graphics and illustrations for the game, is a nice and easy game of treachery between old gangs of Britain.

https://www.facebook.com/giorgio.demichele/posts/10214655962701515
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If you like shows like The Peaky Blinders or Justified, and like boardgames, check out this kickstarter for a new gangs-themed boardgame.
I did the graphics and illustrations for the game, is a nice and easy game of treachery between old gangs of Britain.


https://www.facebook.com/giorgio.demichele/posts/10214655962701515
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Do you remember your first adventure as a GM? Was it memorable? You already knew rpgs? What are the things you remember most?

For me, it was an adventure of "Uno Sguardo nel Buio" (Italian title of very first edition of "Das Schwarze Auge").
I was at first year of High School, with no experience neither GMing or playing an rpg or even knowing what one was. I played a lot of Game-books, and bought DSA because it said it was like a gamebook with friends.
After I read it I understood I could not play it alone. Damn, I love my gamebooks, but let me try this thing, I really want to try it.

So I gathered some friends and told them "Let's try this thing!". It was a blast, I was playing my own gamebook with friends.
USB adventures were like a big dungeon with every room well described (there was a text to read to the players, another to read if they investigated a bit more, and more text explaining what hidden things were in the room).
That specific first adventure saw an opening with the players captured and imprisoned in an inn cellar, bound and disarmed/stripped of everything. No "let's play this to see if they capture us!", it was already modern strong scene framing in a very old game that was no D&D.

It was fun, and no one bothered arguing on the premise: it was the premise of the story/game, why argue?
So, without anything at hand, they had to run from the prison after discovering a secret passage that got them in an abandoned mine full of crumbling parts, goblin miners, and whatever other threat.
It was pure magic, they hid, found some weapons, moved in a direction, backtracked because they spotted enemies and were afraid of confronting, and finally confronting some to get out of the damn place.

That adventure is probably why I never really got into D&D. DSA had a much more gritty and Sword & Sorcery feeling than D&D which was much more magic. No resurrection, no "blast everyone with a spell", no arcane terms like AC, THACO and Saving Throws, just attack and parry, clear characteristics.

A Year later I got my copy of Basic red box D&D. Had fun playing the small librogame adventure inside, liked the atmosphere of the book, but then when I got to the rules I preferred my DSA, maybe just out of habit, but really D&D looked so strange to me, too mechanical.
So we ended taking things from D&D such as some ideas, spells, the elfs, and introducing them to our DSA. That's how I started homebrewing. :D

Now, tell me YOUR story if you like!
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