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Jonathan Henry

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My plans for the evening have been canceled.
Bummer for sure, but that opens up an evening for some +Hangouts Against Humanity!

Tonight at 2100 (Zulu -5) it shall be time to be a horrible person!

While the ball is rolling there we can figure if we will stick to cards or trade up and make the night a Fiasco!

Everybody is invited, so grab a beer and prepare to be offended!

+peewee rota +Robin Schell +Lloyd Gyan +Daniel Malone +Cavin DeJordy +Cameron Corniuk +Jennifer Corniuk +Jason Schell +Billy Compton +Jon DeSpirito +matt jackson +Joshua Macy +Juan Ochoa +Gerardo Tasistro +Kenneth Lor +John B 
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Ray Chapel

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So in the initial months I've seen various old-school gamers mention that 5th Edition complements their preferred playstyle quite nicely, but in my view it seems to more strongly draw upon post-TSR eras of D&D for game mechanics.

To those gamers with experience with both OSR and 5th, what similarities do you find between them?
5th Edition was intended by its authors to bring a bit of everything from earlier editions as well as a focus on "natural language" and if its design feel authentically D&D.  During the initial months of its release I saw a l...
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+Kristin Guttormsen +Marty Walser I agree with Marty. My experience with D&D is that every edition up to 3rd (and 3.5 and PF) forced me to write house rules. 4th did not, but it was, as Kristen noted about 3rd and 4th, very different from the original game (not that I have a problem with that). 5th is the first edition of D&D that I feel comfortable running straight from the box, and if I make house rules, it's because I want to refine it or add something to it, not just fix something. 
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A couple years ago I had a statistically improbable set of PC stats...
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I've gotten used to By-The-Book character creation because of the tournaments I used to play in, so I keep to that standard (but don't begrudge others whatever works for them). One of my player's favorite PCs qualified for a "do-over" when two stats were below 5. That PC did have great Looks and Charisma and the player went with a physically weak (low STR and CON) Rogue and plays her as a prostitute. 

It works for our group and has led to some great role-playing (and I don't mean any heavy duty kinky stuff).
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Today (although some hours ago) we published an entry that should have been published on Monday: the Review of the week!

So, welcome to the review (in Spanish) of Syneidesis RPG, a 5-page free chilean game!

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Hoy (aunque hace unas horas) publicamos una entrada que debería haber sido del lunes: ¡la Reseña de la semana!

Así que bienvenidos a la reseña de Syneidesis JDR, un juego chileno, de 5 páginas, y ¡gratuito!

http://www.runasexplosivas.com/2015/…/resena-syneidesis.html
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Arlin Ortiz

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Incase you missed it, I posted a new monster over on the Monster Pamphlet Blog. If you like what i do please consider supporting my work through Patreon! If you like art prints, its a great deal at the $5 level.
https://www.patreon.com/MonsterPamphlets?ty=h

Enjoy! 
Moth Knight Patreon supported! There are two Patreon supported monsters in august! I will post the second one later next week.
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Wonderful! I love how crisp her design is.
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R.J. Thompson

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Currently deadline if you want your event to be seen during pre-registration is September 15th! Get your events in!
 
The clock is ticking! Get your event submissions in for U-Con! If you are submitting an OSR event, make sure that you list it as such in the comments section.
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Luigi Castellani

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I'm selling
A copy of the Corum Sourcebook for Elric!/Stormbringer in good conditions for 50$ ( I expect shipping to be about 10$)

A copy of Whitehack 2nd edition in good conditions for 15$ ( I expect shipping to be about 6$)

A copy of the When Gravity Fails supplement for Cyberpunk 2020 in good conditions for 15$ ( I expect shipping to be about 10$)

A copy of the City of Terrors solo for T&T by Corgi in good conditions for 10$ ( I expect shipping to be about 6$)

All items are clean of marks, writing, etc... Etc...
I`m shipping from Italy and can`t provide international tracing of the book\box.
I accept payment via paypal.
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David Pretty

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Death Frost Doom: putting the satanic panic back into fantasy role-playing games since 2009. #review #lamentationsoftheflameprincess  
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James Dawsey

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t's 3R Monday, and The Thespian is here to steal the scene!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/152806/Rogues-Rivals--Renegades-The-Thespian
Rogues, Rivals & Renegades: The Thespian - "Welcome to my stage!"... The Thespian!A Power Level 10 Rogue, The Thespian is ready to make th
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Sean Bircher

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That is... Actually kind of cool. Or cute. Or both at once.

It's enchanting, and much more harmless than trying to twist every adventure into a search for your lost kingdom or the other crap I've dealt with.
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R.J. Thompson

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UPDATE! Our deadline to get games and events submitted prior to pre-registration going live is fast approaching. Submissions will be accepted after the deadline, but there is no guarantee that games submitted later will be av...
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RPG Smith

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I'm working to build a suite of tools that I think would greatly help tabletop RPG games. As I start to create wireframes it is quickly becoming a rather ambitious project. In an effort to ensure a desire (and market) for such a tool suite I was hoping to get feedback from any gamers (GMs or players) out there that would care to comment.

The tool is centered around inventory management for a given campaign. The GM would have the ability to create and control inventory for their campaign though a web interface. The players of that campaign would create characters and connect those to the campaign (through a browser or mobile device app) to which the GM could give items to these characters. Initially it sounds kinda boring but think about some additional possibilities bulleted below;
• The ability for Players to manager their character through a mobile device. Stats, spells, abilities, attributes, etc.
• The ability for a player to view their current inventory, total weight, etc.
• The GM can setup and manage shops to which players can purchase and sell in game items without further GM interaction.
• The ability for players to inspect other players and see “visible” items, characteristics
• Players can trade items with other players in their campaign
• Players can track spells & abilities (skills, feats, etc)
o Things like if a character wants to cast a spell the tool would indicate if their character currently meets the requirements to cast that spell (they have a spell slot available, and the needed reagents in their inventory, etc.).
• Built-in initiative tracker, to which players can see and follow in their device as well. Option for GMs to hide enemies in the player’s view of the initiative tracker.
• The GM can setup loot, such as treasure chests, downed monsters, etc.
• Dice Roller with player configured Macros option.
• Notes, the GM can create notes or images and share with the campaign members through the tool. Player can create and track their own notes as well.
• Messaging, GM or players can send messages to 1 or more other members of the campaign
• The ability to add buffs or effects to characters and track those
• 1dX Table selections where the GM can get random results from a GM table of <whatever> (loot, tavern names, character traits, etc.)
• Import/Export capabilities – All configurations, items, templates made by GM in their campaign can be exported and shared with others GMs for use in their campaign.

There are a lot of other aspects and believe it or not this is a high level view of just some of things this tool could do. Would anyone be interested in such a tool set? Are there any other pain points out there you think could be addressed as a GM or player?
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I really don't know, we usually ditch encumbrance rules and stick to what seems to be reasonable. And I don't usually have players interested in lootables either since I tend to reward straight with money or fame/infamy.

But the skills and abilities part seems interesting maybe dealing XP to players and players spending that XP through the software? So instead of people sitting around and upgrading your characters you could proceed with the story.
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In a new article on Tribality.com, I talk about some game-running lessons I learned from LARPing and ways to apply them to tabletop games.
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I know, right? :)
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Orlan Forshaw

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theres a couple of new things on the dungeon delver incase anyone is checking it out they are a bit old now but i didn't linked them to here
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John Reiher

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The Prince makes sure all his dwarves are safe, Ulfkell taps into his inner Angus MacGyver, and Flint finds himself torn between two choices!

And if you want to see what Ulfkell built, check it out here: http://fav.me/d931hsg 
Fandral & Ulfkell make plans to battle the spiders; while Flint investigates his family history and does not help in the battle planning.
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I've realized that having some "Adult Beverages" at a game has influenced part of my gaming "go" bag.
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I wouldn't have a problem following those rules...
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Erik Schmidt

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My thoroughly unscientific poll asked which tabletop RPG people first played, who got them started, and what game they played. Part 2 of the results examines which non-D&D games led the pack and who did the introducing.
A while ago I asked people on Google +, Reddit, and Tumblr when they were introduced to tabletop roleplaying, who introduced them, and which game they first played. The results of my thoroughly unscientific poll showed that while D&D is the single biggest onramp to tabletop RPGs, its dominance ...
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Did I ever tell you about my 'Grim Fictions' project?
http://www.emeraldsamurai.com/pages/grim_fictions/
Grim Fictions. Resources - Grim Fictions. While lying awake one early, early morning, I came up with this new system idea. It was simple enough that I decided to run with it, write out the mechanics real quick, not playtest it before making it public and hope for the best.
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Luigi Castellani

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Hullo,
I'm selling a complete set of GW 4e ( core box plus both supplements without boxes, additional cards for about 6 boosters) at 80$ plus shipping. The box is in good conditions and includes all tokens, maps and the full character sheet pad. I expect shipping to be in the 20-30$ range.

All items are clean of marks, writing, etc... Etc...
I`m shipping from Italy and can`t provide international tracing of the book\box.I accept payment via paypal.
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+Shane Kelly _really_ wanted a magic item, so I tempted his character with one, and now they might all die. He also wants to play in an all monster campaign, so this might work out for him, too.

#dungeonworld  
The crew remained in Greenport just long enough to make some basic repairs before heading out to Hell's Precipice. You know, removing the giant bone spike that had been driven through the deck, and replacing the charred planks with something that might actually hold together should they ...
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