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Remember naturalistic art? Can anybody do it today? Or are we stuck with cartoony acrylic?
 
More rpg art like this, please: "Medusa" - Olaf Hajek

http://art-and-fury.tumblr.com/tagged/olaf%20hajek
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And the door was locked...
Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world.
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For Dangerous Journeys I've decided to let it all happen when it does happen. So when you determine your initiative that point in time is when you get to try things, whatever that thing is, If your action reguires other actions as part of it, this goes to modifying your iniiative.

Now, how long are combat rounds in your game?
Today's post is going to be something I've been noodling around for a bit: an alternative action order for conflicts. The idea behind it is simple, instead of taking your action in seemingly random order, you go in order of w...
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Fate Core combat rounds don't have a defined time period that they cover - it's as long as it needs to be fictionally for the things to happen that happen.
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Multi-headed beast seeing ice fall from the sky for the first time: What is this.

Companion: Hail, hydra.
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I'm busy working on quirks for Mythus(2) and I thought I'd ask; how many of you here would use something like quirks---or ads/disads, traits, assets and flaws---to give a character personality. Such as, say, a wizard who took up magic to compensate for a bad case of fumble fingers.

Or an alcoholic monk?

For that matter, how many use quirks and the like when playing an NPC. Such as, say, vrocks who have taken up Sufi Islam?
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A character can have a long and complicated life in a complete and vibrant world, completely devoid of wandering in search of filthy lucre, without needing to have every detail of the character defined mechanically.

Player: I want to play an 80-year-old human noble.  He's the second-born son and has just inherited lands, wealth, and station when his elder brother died of pneumonia four months ago, so he doesn't know what all his assets are quite yet.  Prior to inheriting, he's been living as a traveler on a generous stipend which has allowed him to travel the world seeking its most beautiful sights - mountains, magnificent beasts, and the occasional safari when he was younger, but his interests have turned more towards architecture and women as he's aged and become less able to handle the physical demands of the untamed wilderness.

GM: OK

There.  Done.  Took maybe five minutes and required no mechanics at all.

A world with all that it holds truly is a boundless place... so why is it necessary to circumscribe it with detailed rules governing what characters can be created?
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By God, I'm actually making progress on this. Maybe later today I'll do the Ms through Os.

Then I've got another batch of quirks to do, and I'll need to arrange them according to trait, social class, and other criteria. The typical Mythus HP has the potential of having a lot of quirks to play with, and/or blight his life.
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Ranting and raving and throwing a fuss.
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Anybody who says you don't need to do any work to be a GM has no desire to see you GM.
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Knowing some GMs, maybe :)
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But for the small minded trolls that invest EnWorld, I'd be interested. 
In the before times, in the not now, EN World was a site for news about the upcoming 3rd edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Since that time, the website has evolved into a vibrant community site that not only had news about role ...
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Races in Mythus (and Admin's Note)
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Player Origin Table
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So I was developing a set of random tables for generating background for Tekumel characters. One of the tables was called the Player Origin

The Playable Species of Aerth
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Introduction In this version of Mythus the player has a choice of three species of sapients to choose from to play. They are, the alma, the

Mythus Glosssary
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The Mythus Glossary A guide to the nomenclature of the Dangerous Journeys Engine By Alan Kellogg [Warning: This is long, and there may be mo

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Mythus Initiative Manager Demo
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Very useful application on every RPG session for every MG. It generates sequence of action of all combat participants. It was created specia

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Destination RPG Master Mind Community
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The whole scheme I mention in the video was a game based on World of Warcraft that I was heavily playing in college. Initially I had this dr

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We are proud to present a collective statement that is, to our knowledge (and we would love to be wrong about this) the first of its kind. I

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So I think I will. Over on G+ a fellow posted about his desire to see more full frontal nudity of men on tv. On cable and the like I can see