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Holiday reading. This is good stuff from WotC/Green Ronin. A bit thorough, but loads to work with.

The basic premise turns out to be almost exactly what I've been doing with my recent scenario. You can't go wrong with the 'taken prisoner' starting situation. 

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How's Amazing Tales going? Here's an update. And a picture. Everyone likes pictures.

Should I include Demogorgon in my campaign? Stranger Things have happened...

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We're back and reading Philip K Dick's Second Variety (which you can read free from Project Gutenberg)
Ralph, Liz and Josh give each other the side eye trying to work out which of the others are human… we read Philip K. Dick’s Second Variety.

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Updated StormHack SRD Lite with the other side, covering the Drama and Adventure games.

(note: I thought you'd be able to view the png files high res, but maybe not. But you can download the pdf and manually print double-sided to make the booklet thingy)

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Basing my pregens on Hawkwind songs


The Very Best at Being Bad

How long can you play the bad guys for in an RPG? How do you structure group play if everyone is a villain instead of a hero?

You can be an anti-hero in a lot of games, but what about being the antagonist instead of the protagonist? Heroes tend to be reactive, responding to crises and fire-fighting all the time; it's the villains who have the plans, who go out and do things to change the world. If you were going to play in a game where you and all the other players were villains, what world would you want to play in and what would your plan be? What about it would make it 'evil'?

Have you ever played pro-active good guys? Can you make a game out of trying to change the world for the better without compromising your morals & ethics? Can such a game avoid the "What price are you willing to pay?" question and instead focus on how the heroes overcome the resistance they face through peaceful, legal means?

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I've been binge listening. Ive always liked checking out reviews of things I already have, which on one level is pointless, but on another, very satisfying.

Also, it's funny as heck

Check out this great Podcast:

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This is good stuff. It's alterna-5e with a seriously Warhammer tone. Loads of support too. 
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And if you pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $23.95 to start, you'll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more delicious gobbets of evil worth an additional $54. What's in these supplements? The titles speak for themselves: Hunger in the Void (retail $12), Tombs of the Desolation (retail $10), A Glorious Death (retail $10), Terrible Beauty (retail $12), and Exquisite Agony (retail $10).

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Anyone got a good source of starter characters, ready to print for CoC 7th? Want to run The Haunting for some n00bs and need some ready made shizzle to throw in their direction.

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