Archive for October, 2008

30
Oct

Happy Cthulhuween!!

   Posted by: Avaril    in Fantasy, RPG

In celebration of Halloween, patient I present you with a Neil Gaiman classic, viagra I, Cthulhu.  Enjoy, oneheads.

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22
Oct

Running a Theatrical Campaign - Part Four

   Posted by: Wolfgod    in Fantasy, Movies, RPG, Sci-Fi

So the band of heroes isn’t acting very heroic?  They’ve told the old King to go rescue his own daughter?  They’re starting bar fights because they won’t accept the quest and they’re getting bored?

It’s time to bring in the Mentor.

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16
Oct

What an RPG should be: An Opinion

   Posted by: Avaril    in RPG

Every system and edition has its strength and weaknesses.  In particular, D&D 3.x was good at individual optimization, and 4e is good at group optimization.  But, it still seems that there is room to better simulate what is possible in real life, without getting bogged down in details, tables, and dice rolls.

So, Wolfgod and I came up with a few things we would eventually like to see in a game system.  These may be eventually made into a system; we’d have to hash out some statistics first.  For now, it is just a pipe dream.  Here’s a smattering of our ideas: Read the rest of this entry »

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15
Oct

Fears of 4e

   Posted by: Avaril    in RPG

This post over at Critical Hits really struck a chord with me.  Not because it reminded me of my group’s adoption of 3rd edition.  We actually had quite the opposite reaction.  For years, we had been playing 1st edition with some 2nd edition tacked on.  We only had two Player’s Handbooks, and most of our books were in rough shape.  Most of our materials were treated as carefully as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

When 3rd Edition hit, and we saw how good it was, we all bought a copy.  Finally, we had enough PHB’s for everyone.  It was joyous.  There was some initial resistance to 3.5, but after seeing the improvements it made, and the broken things it fixed (remember 3.0 Rangers, anyone?), we eBay’d our 3.0 books and upgraded.

Now, in a little over a month, I am going to try to run my group’s first 4e game.

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6
Oct

Running a Theatrical Campaign - Part Three

   Posted by: Wolfgod    in Fantasy, RPG

THE ANCIENT WIZARD has made his best pitch to the surly band of heroes - the noble King’s lovely daughter has been abducted by the villanous villain, and taken back to his lair in the Lavastone Mountains.  Will this brave and noble band accept the quest to rescue the fair maiden?

The heroes answer ‘Why should we?”

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