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I've hunted with Atalanta in Atlanta, so I can say a boar will bore as often as he'll gore.
I've hunted with Atalanta in Atlanta, so I can say a boar will bore as often as he'll gore.

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As always, the Botanical Garden in Atlanta is wonderful...
Paphiopedilum kolopakingii
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Howdy y'all,

Stop me if this has been hashed over ere now (and please direct me to any resources if they exist; there's no sense in re-doing this if it's been done.) I'm doing two things to tinker with TBH's classes...

The first is expanding the four character classes given in TBH to sixteen classes. The Knight, Priest, Wizard, and Scoundrel will be the same as in TBH, but the other twelve will admix the basic classes (e.g. The Barbarian is mostly a fighter type, but has some thief-like abilities.) Balancing these out will be the big trick, which brings me around to the second change.

In The Indie Hack, assigning a positive, negative, and null value to each class for three broad attributes (Tough, Precise, and Clever) seemed like a good way to differentiate these proposed sixteen classes. The way I'm imagining it working is by treating Tough as STR & CON, Precise as DEX & CHA, then Clever as INT & WIS. After the initial roll procedure for attributes and usual value swap between two attributes, when a player selects the character's class, she might modify attributes with a limited allowance based on class (e.g. for the Barbarian, she might add one or two points to STR or CON, but would have to trade a corresponding one or two points by subtracting from INT or WIS.) The adjustment is minor, but would allow a bit more flavor for each class.

As for special abilities per each class, that's where I'm in the weeds at the moment. I've Dungeon World, Dungeon World's Class Warfare, Freebooters On The Frontier, Pathfinder's core books, D&D 1e/2e/5e core books, Warhammer FRP 1e, and Burning Wheel at hand for this hackery, but other source material recommendations are welcome.
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'Pretty sure I'll be running mostly Dungeon World, The Black Hack, and Into The Odd for all of our monthly Intown Atlanta RPG Days in 2017. New players glom onto all these games readily for all of the usual reasons. Games I'm looking forward to running with my more diehard crew include Follow, Dialect, and Ghost Court.

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To read, later...
Repent Harlequin! Said The Ticktockman
Repent Harlequin! Said The Ticktockman
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Whelp, I'm as extroverted as always...

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18 September 2000:
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Massive Attack's Mezzanine CD

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Harken to the sound of a d12 falling down the stairs of yonder dice tower. It sounds like Thrantrix has picked up a Dungeon Dozen of notions about how to found her cult:

1. “Holy… Days — What are they? How do I get them? MAKE A HOLIDAY FOR YOUR GODDESS! DESCRIBE ITS TRADITIONS! HOW DOES IT HONOR ME?!”

2. “Goddesses get sacrifices. I want a sacrifice. Sacrifice someone to me. DO IT IN SOME WAY THAT'S SPECIAL JUST FOR ME!”

3. “What fragrance can you offer up to your Goddess? CHANT YOUR INCENSE MENU AND AROMATHERAPY OPTIONS!”

4. “I require donations. You will show me all of your possessions and I shall select your donations! Lay out all of your worldly goods in a neat and orderly fashion! HASTEN YOURSELVES! STRIP!”

5. “Build a temple for your Goddess! No, a shrine first, then a temple! No, a sacrifice pit! No, a pyramid! BUILD ALL OF THEM TO HONOR YOUR GODDESS!”

6. “You are my faithful cultists. You must perform a pilgrimage. MAKE A PILGRIMAGE TO SLAY SHAGGATH-KA IN MY NAME!”

7. “I require the usual rituals for my cult. You will create rites for abortions, births, meconium expulsions, child sacrifice, puberty, acne, awkward wet dreams, loss of virginity, pregnancy, marriage, those-extra-ten-pounds-that-cannot-seem-to-be-shed, uncontested divorce, justified widowhood, euthanasia, extra happy euthanasia, incontinence, memento mori, deathbed absolution, funerals, reanimating loved ones, sacred necrophilia, reanimating enemies, undead recycling, and undead disposal. MAKE THESE RITUALS CLEVER! RECORD THEM IN TOMES BLASPHEMOUS TO THE LAWFUL AND DULL!”

8. “Red pills. Blue pills. CULTS HAVE PILLS FOR EVERYTHING. MAKE A PILL FOR MY FOLLOWERS SO THAT ALL OF YOUR FEEBLE MINDS MIGHT BETTER GRASP MY MAGNIFICENCE!”

9. “I KNOW YOUR MOST DISGUSTING APPETITES. I CAN TAKE THE FORMS OF YOUR GREATEST DESIRES — I COULD TAKE THE FORM OF THIS STAY-PUFT MARSHY MALLOW MAN WITH WHOM YOU LONG TO PERFORM REPUGNANT CONGRESS, BUT I ELECT NOT TO DO SO. NO.”

10. “THRANTRIX SAYS GENUFLECT. THRANTRIX SAYS FALL PRONE. THRANTRIX SAYS STAND AT ATTENTION. NOW, BOW… AH HA! THRANTRIX DIDN’T SAY! YOU MUST MORTIFY YOUR FLESH IN ATONEMENT!”

11. “PRAISE ME. SING YOUR PRAISE. LET ME HEAR THY UNHOLY KARAOKE.”

12. “Dance for Thrantrix. No, not you mere puppets... YOUR PUPPETEERS! YOUR PLAYERS MUST DANCE NOW AS THOUGH YOUR MAKE-BELIEVE LIVES DEPENDED UPON THEIR DANCING BECAUSE THEY DO!”

#SoSpakeThrantrix #OperationUnfathomable

Roll d12 for another Dungeon Dozen of Thrantrix’s utterances. This time, she’s spitting out incomprehensible oracles:

1. “Lo, a metal man with lightning coursing through its veins once trod the Devil’s Highway. Or will have tread those lanes ere an ursine sign? Be this reminiscence or prescience, I cannot say, but mark the imposter an enemy at any time!”

2. “Unbeknownst to Mister Fuzzy Wuzzy Cuddle Puddle, he was widowed years ago. Mock his vain search.”

3. “Missives scriven by a steel quill will always find their addressee.”

4. “You are a sight for his sore eye; lead him unto me.”

5. “An omelette cannot be made without breaking bendy-head’s egg.”

6. “In this place, there is a greater one of countless, implacable parts. Seek him.”

7. “Partake of the giggling mushroom’s flesh. A hidden, velutinous world shall be revealed under the light of a black sun.”

8. “Should you lose your head, then you forfeit your body to me.”

9. ”The horned ones see more than you believe; hide your faith in me from them.”

10. “With the light you once knew in the womb, so too glows this vermillion nebula. Enter it. Breathe deep of it, then be reborn!”

11. “Flaming blue balls withhold more than they give. Twist and squeeze them with ferocity until they release their secrets.”

12. “With the blinking of a radiant, ruddy eye, you are betrayed. Ready your salt.”

#SoSpakeThrantrix #OperationUnfathomable
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