I have a problem with dungeon crawls. As a DM, and running a story driven campaign, i find them boring, rollplaying more than roleplaying, and don't even get me started on traps, whichever way you build them the PCs are going to be paranoid until the end of the dungeon, checking every step and bogging down the session. As a consequence, my dungeons are really simple, comprise less than 5 rooms, and contain a similar number of encounters. And mostly no traps.
But i want to get better at it, because my players seem to enjoy them nonetheless, albeit... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>44750285 Have a powerful but none-too-bright monster chase them around the dungeon. That way there's excitement, pacing and surprises for everyone, including the monster. And no time to check each square inch for traps.
>>44750285 Your attitude, plain and simple, is what stops you from making a good dungeon. Nowadays dungeon crawling is passed as "boring", "repetitive", "old-school", or whatever have you. In reality, it is much harder than a simple roleplaying game if the GM and players are creative. If the GM can't create some unique challenges and prepare ahead of time, and players want to roll for everything and do not suffer from wanderlust, then the group is not fit for this type of game.
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>>44750239 >proxy An important clarification: Proxy cards are substitute cards created solely by judges in sanctioned tournaments. These substitutes are allowed when authorized game cards become unplayable during a sanctioned tournament because of damage or excessive wear. Unauthorized reproductions of our game are a type of counterfeit, and we want business partners to help us in discouraging counterfeit Magic.
The moment you visited the Medicae Bay to check on how the autopsies were going you felt completely sick and fell unconscious, at the same time from their corpses several Necron constructs emerged and started to devour everything on their wake, be it organic or artificial and dead or. Why did you suddenly fell was something that both puzzled and worried you; was it really because spending so much time so deep underground was starting to take a toll on you or maybe because you were somehow connected to the Necrons and that activation affected you somehow?
To defeat all... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You had saved as many people as you could but most of the nurses, medics and patients had perished in that encounter, the outcome of that attack wasn’t completely negative thought, you had managed to discover a secret of the Necron possessed humans that you didn’t knew before. They each have had a canoptek scarab inside of them that activates a few days after their death, if that scarab is destroyed then the body won’t be able to create more copies of the necron construct and it will simply be a normal... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
“Stand back!” You say at them, who immediately complied.
You grab your Meltaser Pistol and aim at the door; you have wanted to use this beautiful piece of technology since a long time and finally you will honour its machine spirit with a great task according to its purpose and creation. With a flash of thermal and electrical energy you see how from its red hot muzzle an invisible ray of agitating air and ionizing beams discharges over the remnants of the door. Instantly it starts to melt and become... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>44749732 Odds are, you'll be getting many things wrong even if you do your best to cram about the Roaring 20's in short order. At best, it will be an amateurish attempt she'll see right through. Just GM Changeling as you know best, man. Better yet, coach her in GMing the 20's game if she likes tabletop RPGs, if you want to bond over that.
>>44749626 Bag of flour for anything invisible. Jar of marbles for anything with legs. Smoked goggles for anything bright. Climbing spikes for anything steep. A lantern for heat and light. A spare lantern. Canary in a cage, pay attention to it. Helmet.
>>44749626 A simple spring coil powered toy. A pocket watch. Salt for bad food and upset stomachs. Spirits if they exist in the setting. Breathing rod. Hourglass. Candles and torches. Caltrops. A bag of cobwebs or poultry down. A hatchet. A knife. A pot and pan. Spork or two. Rat traps. A grappling hook. A really long pole. A stethoscope. Chalk. Timber and a few logs. Blankets. A trusty Kalashnikov. Spare clothes. Lots of cord or string. An iron wedge. Small... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So fa/tg/uys, I was playing through KoToR once more and something suddenly hit me. It was during a part where the game had quite clearly laid a plot point out for me, involving some 'Odor', a 'corpse pile', a 'frag grenade' and a violently hungry Rancor.
Me being the player, genuinely missed out on these obvious hints, got my Rogue friend to stealth it up and plant mines everywhere to which I shot the Rancor and had it chase her while she led it through an explosive death trap.
This is when I realised I wasn't just playing a tabletop game on a digital platform, it was that the characters therein where players. All of them and here is my theory for each of them:
This player just got into tabletop, his partner has been doing it a while and he wasn't allowed to play a game without her so he agreed to join her group. Knowing it was his first game, GM decides to do something a little special for him, lets him have visions, make choices that determine certain aspects of the story. This guy isn't too bothered, he's just having a good time playing.
This guy is THE roleplayer of the group. Backstories that are novel length, dealing with betrayal and hurt but still trying so hard to be a good guy. Almost Shakespearean... if it wasn't for the fact that when everyone else is having a good time, he's trying to ram some preachy message into the story or to the table via his character.
Mission & Big Z
The lovable RP duo, best buds and people aren't sure if the players themselves are in a relationship together or not. They're the players who just enjoy a good laugh and know not to take RP too seriously, they'll invest in the story but know how to take things lightly.
The Main Player's spouse. She has been RPing for so long that she feels she knows everything and tries to lead the group to her decisions as she seems to think she know's best even though at this game everyone is trying to make sure the Main is having a good time seeing as it's first RP experience. She can't have that, she has to be in the limelight, SHE has to be the most important one and throws the most hissy fit of all hissy fits to try and get her way, heck the GM just goes with this and she can't believe she has to be responsible for her actions so on the story goes.
This guy, is the one at every RP but he doesn't RP much... more of a skill monkey and there for the fat loots more than anything, prefers to 'roll-play' instead of 'roleplay' but he doesn't bother anyone and hearing him beep and boop at the table can actually be pretty humorous.
So here we have the wish-fufilment, this is the guy who hasn't always been the most popular and probably rejected more times than not, but here in RP land? He decides to be the most bad-ass merciless gun-totin mercenary there is... unfortunately he just comes across as a bit of a dick and you can't call him out on it because you know he'll just whine about 'thats my character!' so you all leave him to it. Though having him and the 'Bastilla' character interact can provide quality entertainment.
This is the guy who brings the beers and the snacks, he enjoys hanging out with his mates and doesn't overall know how to RP much but he's social enough that he picks it up fairly quickly. He decides to just have a right laugh, he isn't overly invested in the story, he just wants to have a good time with his mates. So here he is, making the most evil and ridiculous character there is, but he allowed himself one rule... he HAS to follow orders so he doesn't ruin the game for anyone else, so instead of shooting up all the orphans he just smacks talk everything and anything he sees.
Just my observation of these characters and what their players might be like, so /tg/, my question to you. Have you ever played a game, read a book or watched a movie/show and thought to yourself what the players would be like if the media you were engrossed in was a tabletop RP?
Your name is Thomas Cairn, and you were finally starting to get your life figured out. That is, until you managed to blow it all up. You're dad left you a legacy as the Red Rider, and you carry it as the Red Knight, a hero for a modern age. You had your own company, a suit of power armor, an AI assistant, even a girlfriend. You had a great life. Then an unlucky invention put an end to that. It was just supposed to even out some pressure systems; you didn't know it would end up blowing up like Independence Day.
In a flash of blue light, your life was stripped... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The welcome sign looks the same as it always has, though that's hardly surprising since it's been this way for the better part of a century. You look in the direction of the city and can barely make out a few shining spires peeking over the horizon. It would take forever on foot, but you could probably make it. It would be preferable to ride.
Almost on cue, you see a flash of light from the opposite direction as what you think is a car careens over the horizon. Maybe you could hitchhike, you're normally pretty persuasive. The clothes the FSA gave you seem... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So we just started a new campaign and there's already some conflict (which is fine by me, I hate when six strangers get together and are suddenly best friends). Basically the party's cleric and the party's ranger are in a bit of a tiff, and the cleric won't drop it. The ranger player seems not to care (the ranger character is annoyed but won't keep stirring the pot), a few of the players and the DM are getting irritated by it.
Basically it boils down thusly:
The characters met up for the first time in a tavern (classic start up) and got... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So the party travels east to Drellin's Ferry together and defeats a hobgoblin ambush on their way. The ranger leads (well, more like he doesn't stop the party from going) to Avarthel, who then shares the vision with the entire party.
Now the cleric doesn't trust the ranger for "keeping secrets" and the two characters more or less won't talk to one another. The ranger player is fine with it, the cleric player is starting to whine to the DM, and at least another player is getting... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Boris Borovich sprints across the finish line. He begins celebrating. "Ha! Brock Eagleson, you have failed! Now the president's daughter is mine to wed by right of conquest!" Brock Eagleson approaches Boris calmly at an even pace. When he draws close enough, he punches Boris hard with his robotic hand. Teeth fly everywhere and Boris falls to the ground. "What is this? I challenged you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Currently ranked THIRD among cartoon blocks >Current BUX: $78,000
>First place CartoonTV continues to dominate ratings based mostly on its 9-10 block of a Japanese import show, Great Greatest Robot Tiger >Second place Toon Platoon is currently airing a kid-friendly variety show >You have conceded the 9-10 hour and are running mandated educational programming in the 9:00 slot. The current known schedule is as follows: 8:00-8:30:... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
-Secondary bases: (Potential base in U.S.S Aegis) -Established contacts: Egypt [1 FO, 30 ROK], France [1 FO, 5 ROK], Japan [1 FO, 5 ROK] -Chance of being detected: 30%! [Advent is investigating the organized attacks on its structure as of late.]
>ELR-GEN I [1 MIL , 10 SCI, 5 ELR-GEN power source, 1 week] commander, we believe this power source is in fact Elreuim in a liquid form. Perhaps we can revrse its current state to the Eliruim we so desire.
>Alien Materials [Requires 10 Sci,10 Eng 100 Alien/Advent weapon fragment, 100 Alloy, 100 Elirium, 2 Mil, 1 Month] Our understandings of these alien materials were lost twenty years ago, to fully uncover their potential, we need to thoroughly research them, commander.
>Advent... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Arm Skyranger [10 Engi, 300k, 5 LMG, 2 Rocket launcher, 1 week] i think i can rig the skyranger, commander. It is not an ideal answer but it is better than leaving big sky defenseless. Plus,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm currently working through the Geist 2e Manifestations, creating one Unlock for each Manifestation and Key combination. Soon I should also have a playable 2e base Sin-eater template, including updated 2e versions of their innate powers.
Apparently, layout is waiting on the approved text. How long approval takes is unpredictable as we don't have a lot of data points for White Wolf approvals yet and it depends entirely on what's in the book, but unless they find something really objectionable and throw it back in DaveB's face it shouldn't take too long.
Layout consists of the layouter making a proof, sending it to DaveB to look through, and repeating it until both think it's good. How long this takes is tough to predict - Werewolf seemed to take a bit under a month, going by Monday Meeting posts? Maybe?
After the book is done, it gets sent to dtrpg, where it takes a while for it to be put up. I think a week or two is usual?
Advance pdf in January is a pipe dream. February is optimistic. GenCon or later release meme is just as unrealistic as those two.
New player here, in fact everyone in the group are new players.
I want to build machines using the animated objects/constructs and have fun mixing them with bag of holding/immovable rod, seems like I should choose artificer but the internet sources don't explain well how to go for the machines. We are gonna start with 4th edition since this is what we had at the moment but we might update to 5th later. but when I search seems like most sources are about 3.0 or 3.5.
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