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The chicken turns out to be a magical Messenger Chicken:
"BCKAW! I come bearing a message for the mighty wizards!"
"which ones?"
"BCKAW! The one named Bill the Elf, and the Fishman wizard, and the one known as Ropework"
"So... 'mighty' is relative, huh?"


http://therpgpundit.blogspot.com/2016/07/dcc-campaign-update-chicken-is-now.html
As of the end of the previous session, the PCs had been teleported by the Time Dinosaurs to the outskirts of the Tholian Underwear Factory, the location that held the secrets to the insane random-minotaur-attacks they'd been ...
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Mook Wilson

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Howdy, Folks!

A few more thoughts today on creating and running one-shot adventures, either for conventions, in-store demos, or just to throw a little variety at your group.

The process naturally varies a bit depending on game genre, party size, etc. but a lot of commonalities remain. Here I discuss the three ingredients of any one-shot (the Rules, the Characters, and the Adventure), common roles for the pre-gen PCs (Social Interaction, Combat, Sneaking Around, Support), and some of my favorite Resources for GMs looking to up their game.

Enjoy!
A most lovely GURPSDay to all! Time once again to enjoy the bounty of GURPS goodness that Thursdays bring. One of the generous and so-appreciated Game Geekery Patrons recently asked me about tips for running an in-store GURPS demo, which is a question that literally pops up on every RPG community...
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Hear, hear! We once got halfway through playing a con game before realizing it was straight up Old West and not a "Space Western" like Firefly... the character sheets still included stats and gear like "FTL Mechanic" and "Laser Pistol" even though it was Tucson, 1886. :)
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Admin Diceforbrains

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This week the gang, reunited with Gree, start the cleanup process following Bavva’s two different occupations. If your interested in the GM side of the show or the new player perspective check out the [Tales from the Hydian Way](http://thehydianway.com/) podcast, available now!

http://diceforbrains.com/

DFB S03 Episode 28 - All the Wounded
Turning their attention to rescue once again, Xen and Gree attempt to save Thaco’s soldiers from the rubble. Bher checks in with RT to assess the damage to Kuna and the ship. While there, she finally has a chance to connect with her family on Bavva.
Dice For Brains. Creating actual play podcasts and online content with the assistance of tabletop RPGs. Menu and widgets. Dice For Brains Podcast · Not Another Tavern Podcast · Cast · Crew · Contact Us · twitter · Facebook · Soundcloud · Play Music ...
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Stephen Hughes

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Royal Aero-Marines

Getting skyjacked by air pirates is constant threat for those that fly the skies of Darmonica, especially since during the War it was not unheard of military skyships being boarded. Much like the sailing ships of old, skyships can often be seen carrying a detachment of soldiers known as 'aero-marines'. These aero-marines serve on both military and civilian skyships, though the latter tends to belong to private security companies or corporate militias.

The best known of all of the aero-marine forces that exist in Darmonica is the Commonwealth's Royal Aero-Marines.

http://www.utherwaldpress.com/2016/07/royal-aero-marines.html
Getting skyjacked by air pirates is constant threat for those that fly the skies of Darmonica, especially since during the War it was not unheard of military skyships being boarded. Much like the sailing ships of old, skyship...
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Peace is only achieved through superior firepower!
#gammaworld   #rpg  
http://ragingowlbear.blogspot.com/2016/07/gamma-world-quest-for-peace.html
Preface I'm a bit of a pack rat... So when I moved last year, I tried to reduce (not entirely successfully) some of the detritus I've gathered over the many years. But there was one thing (among many) I could not throw o...
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Brian Scott

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Brian Scott originally shared:
 
I'll be running a game with my house rules. The pdf will be in the post.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2RhRvUZpPEYUkVDcF95MlpOMms
Baptism of Fire
Today, July 28, 5:00 PM

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Today in Tribality, +Colin McLaughlin studies the B-plot of one episode of Rick & Morty, and finds a great showcase of player approaches to conflict. Check it out!
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Luke Gearing

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Group of bestial mercenaries for your game
They wear their taint with pride, hiding not their fur nor horns nor feathers. They are known best for their mercenary wanderings, serving well among any company - given a monetary incentive. They enjoy all the vices of men, ...
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Christian Conkle

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"The Temple in the Lake" - Escape from the Hollow Earth, Chapter 3

The expedition must survive deadly dinosaur attacks in order to explore an ancient Atlantean temple at the base of a jungle waterfall.

http://geekrampage.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-temple-in-lake-escape-from-hollow.html
PROLOGUE - MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE VILLAGE Jack Flash woke from a deep slumber. He had slept well. In fact, he couldn't remember sleeping that well in over 300+ years. He was lying on a mat in a hut suspended from the boughs o...
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After like a month and a half, looks like Hankerin (of +Drunkens & Dragons: Play D&D Like a Badass) is back and has some new videos.

While I'm plugging his YouTube channel, here's the video review he did of A Sundered World back in February.

#asunderedworld   #dungeonworld  
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Howard Beleiff

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It's an NPC each week Post #1..hope you like
I love creating NPC's. They are always at the hear of my creations whether I'm writing an adventure, building a dungeon, or filling up a town or city. For me, it's the 'actors' that make the play... ...and so I'm proposing ...
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Allow me to provide you all with the dissenting vote.

http://therpgpundit.blogspot.com/2016/07/why-cant-we-all-just-get-along-sure-as.html
So, in the last day or so, something of a shitstorm has emerged in the hobby when a semi-Storygamer named Mark Diaz Truman posted a blog entry called "Two Minutes Hate", where he (impressively, I must say) admitted to some of...
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Yeah it seemed like a complete waste of time. 
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Howard Beleiff

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Looking Back. When did you find the game, and when was your own personal 'golden age' of roleplaying?
When I think about my life as a player of TTRPG's (which until recently I had just called D&D or referred to myself as a gamer, which I know today is not the same thing, not specific enough, and not really a term that I use m...
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Claes S

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The RPG sesson is now posted on YouTube... cmments posted on the INVICTUS FB page.
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It's ‪#‎HowToWednesday‬ and our latest videos are up.
Today both are discussing if, how and above all WHY WOULD YOU SPLIT THE PARTY????
Also known as Does your party want to die and how to survive :P

Great GM: https://youtu.be/YI1-rTIItY4
Great PC: https://youtu.be/cOqno-wjqxc

PS. we are 40 subs away from 2000 on our Great PC channel, please share and like to get us to 2000, you know if you want :)
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You know unless it seems like a REALLY good idea.... lol
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Alan Kellogg

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A pair of links for you:

http://www.magpiegames.com/2016/07/26/two-minutes-hate/#comment-54362

http://therpgpundit.blogspot.com/2016/07/classic-rant-you-cant-serve-two-masters.html

In both there is much said. Both I agree with. Just I'd let you know to see what you think.
It’s 2002. My hair is purple. I’ve got a tongue ring. My band practices outside the dorms every night, lousy Pearl Jam covers echoing off nearby buildings. Each morning, I awake with just enough ti…
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+Juan Ochoa You're in kind of a tight spot with the meanings of words here because even native speakers don't share a widespread common understanding of these words in the context of RPGs.  So don't worry too much about it.

As I, personally, understand and use the terms, the "macro stuff" you're talking about usually seems to be called "metaplot", although there are those who reserve that term only for macro events which come from the game's publisher (e.g., Shadowrun moving the game's timeline forward with canonical events as new supplements are released) and don't use it for campaign-specific plans.

But "story", specifically, is a real bugbear.  I've wasted dozens, if not hundreds, of posts on Big Purple and other sites arguing about what it means and how it applies in the context of RPGs.  Better to just avoid the word if at all possible.  (I really like the definition +Alan Kellogg just gave - short, simple, and covers the distinction between "doing" and "telling".)
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Mark Kowalizzinn

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Apologies for posting something that was not related to RPGs. It was an accident.
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