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Old 05-14-2012, 02:35 PM
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"It is the future."

Classic.

Edit: I see that this instruction manual is doing nothing to dispel the FFG stereotype.

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:08 PM
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"It is the future."

Classic.

Edit: I see that this instruction manual is doing nothing to dispel the FFG stereotype.
I now have a title for the Android thread I'm going to create.

And yeah, the manual is a bit hard to get through.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:31 PM
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Argh, I miss signups for every single board game TT plays. ;_;
I'll hold a spot for you the next time I run something. Probably Mansions of Madness
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:54 PM
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I'll hold a spot for you the next time I run something. Probably Mansions of Madness
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:28 AM
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I'll hold a spot for you the next time I run something. Probably Mansions of Madness
Me too! Me too! OuO
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:23 AM
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Argh, I miss signups for every single board game TT plays. ;_;
I get in on so many of these. I offer you my spot if you want it.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:27 AM
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Once Mansions of Madness starts, I'd be interested in playing just to see how mad these mansions really are.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:58 AM
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I have been considering another run at Betrayal at House on the Hill -- hopefully one with actual betrayal and/or monsters -- if anyone wants to jump into another board game.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:11 AM
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Nich, seriously, you can have my spot if you want it. I snag a spot in almost all the games here, I don't mind giving one a pass.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:13 AM
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Wow did I seriously just miss out on Mansions of Madness too.
Do you have me set on ignore? Cuz seriously, dude, the post just after yours.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:31 PM
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HELP I AM ADDICTED TO BATTLECON

It's a card game... but it's also a 2d fighting game. It's also really damn fun and I wish the iOS version wasn't so badly made because ASDFDFDFDFDFDFDFDFD THIS THING IS AWESOME.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:09 AM
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So... I got a PM from Googleshng yesterday at the same time I was telling my friend about some cosplay I saw at a con on Saturday. That's how I thought of doing a Glistening Chests campaign based on Queen's Blade. I mean, they both have women fighting basically using an HP system based on their clothes, right? They totally fit! We could do it~!

And it would be the worst possible anime RP ever. Like, the quintessence of every terrible thing ever said about anime fans and RPG players.

Sadly, I don't have the time to devote to such a game these days (unless people want to play at, like, 9 AM PST), but I'm sure there are people here who have the sheer moral turpitude required to organize and play in a campaign like this. And I want to hear all about it.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:43 PM
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You know Geek Chic, they people who make those antique-quality gaming tables?

Screw them, here's a guy who made one himself.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:47 PM
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That was my thought when I first saw those. I'd have gone right out and built my own if I wasn't totally broke, incapable of properly swinging a hammer, and had local tabletop friends.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:34 PM
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Damn, I wish I'd known about this Kickstarter before I blew all that money at the con last week. I have four days to try and convince myself I have the money for this....
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:17 PM
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Damn, I wish I'd known about this Kickstarter before I blew all that money at the con last week. I have four days to try and convince myself I have the money for this....
We made kickstarter threads for a reason!
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:48 PM
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We made kickstarter threads for a reason!
Namely, so we can complain when someone posts a Kickstarter link elsewhere.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:51 PM
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Namely, so we can complain when someone posts a Kickstarter link elsewhere.
Well, that goes without saying
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:20 PM
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So hey, kinda cross-posting this from trading time, but a friend of mine has this wacky notion of opening a store almost-exclusively dedicated to buying and selling used tabletop games and RPGs, and is generally pestering me to shake people down to build the initial inventory up. So if anyone's sick of anything taking up shelf space, pester away and such.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:57 PM
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My group will be starting up a D&D campaign again soon, and right now we're getting everything set up. I decided to try something different so I'm rolling a Pixie Bard, but we're having trouble finding a good miniature to represent my character. Does anyone know of any that would work?
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:06 PM
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My group will be starting up a D&D campaign again soon, and right now we're getting everything set up. I decided to try something different so I'm rolling a Pixie Bard, but we're having trouble finding a good miniature to represent my character. Does anyone know of any that would work?
I'm not quite certain what sort of scale you're working at, or what gender your character is, but let me suggest a few.

Male and female fairies, sort of traditional appearance

Female fairy, insect-legged

Small, scary-looking fairy of indeterminate gender

Small female fairy with book

Female fairy with dagger
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:37 AM
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If you feel reasonably crafty, Reaper et al has assorted body parts, including wings, that you can glue onto another miniature. So you can pick a mini you like and slap 'em on for more choices.

How many of you guys do/have done free-form online roleplaying? I got roped into being the sort-of organizer, I guess. I suppose I'm mostly looking for general advice. It's been a long time since I've done this, and I feel like I was flaky before.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:24 PM
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I've been watching a lot of video on Youtube re: board games. One of my favorites is the channel Watch it Played. The guy explains the rules and plays the board game with his kids and he gets suggestions from viewers as to what someone's next move should be.

I'm currently watching his videos on Wrath of Ashardalon and plan on watching his LoTR LCG videos next.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:06 PM
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Burning Con '12 is Oct 26-28 in NYC.

Basically, everyone gets together in a studio space and plays 4 hour RPG slots all weekend. All the attendees run at least one game, and there is a beginner track for noobs. Since it's curated, the only games getting played are ones written by Luke Crane / Vincent Baker / John Harper:

Luke Crane:
  • Burning Wheel
  • Burning Empires
  • Mouse Guard
  • FreeMarket

Vincent Baker:
  • Apocalypse World
  • Dogs in the Vineyard
  • Kill Puppies for Satan
  • Otherkind
  • Poison'd
  • In Wicked Age
  • Rock of Tahmaat
  • Murderous Ghosts

John Harper:
  • Lady Blackbird
  • Agon
  • Danger Patrol

Who lives nearby and wants to let me crash on their couch that weekend so I don't have to travel from Philly twice or only go for a day? I want to play Freemarket without the cost of like, actually buying Freemarket!
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:50 PM
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Damn, that sounds pretty amazing. I think my favorite thing about it is how everyone has to run a game, I think the hobby would be in a much better place if people realized that in the end, there's nothing really special about people who run games, aside from maybe putting in a bit more time between sessions.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:48 PM
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Damn, that sounds pretty amazing. I think my favorite thing about it is how everyone has to run a game, I think the hobby would be in a much better place if people realized that in the end, there's nothing really special about people who run games, aside from maybe putting in a bit more time between sessions.
Totally. I might have a small crew now with Austin, and I'm debating whether to do beginner's track or not. I can run Apocalypse World and Mouse Guard no problem, but my BW chops aren't great.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:46 PM
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Damn, that sounds pretty amazing. I think my favorite thing about it is how everyone has to run a game, I think the hobby would be in a much better place if people realized that in the end, there's nothing really special about people who run games, aside from maybe putting in a bit more time between sessions.
Yeah. But running games takes a very different set of skills from those the hobby has traditionally emphasized as "good player" skills.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:36 PM
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Yeah. But running games takes a very different set of skills from those the hobby has traditionally emphasized as "good player" skills.
The attitude of "everyone has to GM" at Burning Con is probably influenced by the game that it grew out of. Burning Wheel wants players to do a lot of GM stuff like invoke rules and riff off of other players and the GM's NPCs, but I personally don't find that to be disruptive to the relationship between players and GM; it's basically how we played 3e/Pathfinder. Plus, I think a lot of people are better at GMing than they realize.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:18 PM
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Yeah. But running games takes a very different set of skills from those the hobby has traditionally emphasized as "good player" skills.
That's true, I guess for me it's a mix of selfishness (if more people/friends GMed, I'd get to actually play once in a while) and that I feel that GMing has definitely helped me as a player in rare times I've had a chance to play.

Also I think it'd help people get exposed to more games as well, and I would love that as well.

EDIT: And my perspective might be a little skewed as well. My group at the moment for example, is made mostly of people who never really did a lot of RPing before I started the game I'm running for them. A couple had played in the past a little bit, but most of their exposure before that was the computer RPGs based on Dungeons and Dragons. Getting them to give GMing a shot, I think, would help combat that feel that D&D is kinda the be all, end all of RPG systems and get them thinking a bit more about how players can have narrative control.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:00 PM
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Okay, I'm registered to run Mouse Guard at Burning Con. RPG geeks in the area, assemble!
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