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Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 29-11-2008 04:36:22

Because this is just too nerdy to go in the "miscellaneous video" topic of Random, I present you 20 minutes about everything you always wanted to know about dice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR2fxoNHIuU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxmkWrDbn34

His examples and science are not 100% correct anymore, but the man obviously does know dice. And it proves it's true: some dice really are better for Alternity and some dice really do make you fail your saves.


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - AlfaGirl - 29-11-2008 11:03:51

gheheheh too funny! Ehm, does he have a point? And if so, where can I buy these actually-working dice? Or one that rolls all 20s, I could live with that ;-)


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - nar - 29-11-2008 13:25:50

fresh oats cost more than used oats, even though the used oats've only been through the horse once Wink

but this brings a whole new dimension to letting the d10 decided Wink

i gotta say, i love his sales pitch. i would've emptied my wallet right then and there if i'd been at his stand. Wink


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - nar - 29-11-2008 13:27:49

@AlphaGirl:
his dice're sold through his company Gamescience, and a quick google brought me to Noble Knight Games. i'm sure there's other places, but this one looked like a good place to begin iig Smile


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - JLT* - 29-11-2008 14:43:11

And the fact of never rolling any 20s an entire weekend is explained Wink


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 29-11-2008 15:59:37

His products are also found here

Some of his dice and sets are expensive, yeah, but he's also got basic functional sets for $5. Which is actually pretty cheap.


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - nar - 29-11-2008 18:59:54

considering that one can easily pay >E8 at the Subcultures, $5 is something of a steal.

these are pure awesome


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - Jazzper-11 - 02-12-2008 11:42:32

I mostly liked the joke about the stoned presidents... =)


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 02-12-2008 23:51:12

SPULTURATORAH!
the dark narrativist game of gamist simulationism in ancient retro-future Babylon

Intro If you are a roleplayer, chances are you are an overweight spotty obsessive prat who rolls greasy dice and kills orcs. You are probably dumb, and the things you love and play are dumb. Everyone is immature and ugly and obsessive and only likes killing things.

That is, until you play SPULTURATORAH. You will then be a narrativist StoryEngager who will wow your players (also now called StoryEngagers) with epic storylike stories of storytelling.

No other game has ever been like SPULTURATORAH. The minimalist system is quite easy to grasp, yet hard for old-school spotty roleplayers to understand. You have to let things go to be a Narrativist. But your games will turn from dice-throwing hackfests into narrative Awesome.

Setting: It's like a dark Frank Fazetta mixed with a Tetsuwan-Atomu style flair. Set in ancient Babylon. With flying cars and psychic armies. King Gilgamesh rules over everything with a cruel and controlling eye from his Levitating Darkness Throne at the Ziggurat of Ur.

The heroes must stop him. With Narrativism.

System

All StoryEngagers make a character, called a SelfAvatar. The SelfAvatar has 4 traits only:
TRAIT ONE
TRAIT TWO
TRAIT PRIME
TRAIT ZIGGURAT BARLEY

Traits One and Two are rated at 5 and 4, respectively. The StoryEngager of this SelfAvatar assigns these traits. They can assign them anything they want. Some examples are:
Shoot NinurtaCannon
Pilot EnilHovertank
Play Bentzballah
Look cool in sandals
Impress Shrine Maidens
Spot Hidden Ghosts
Tim Burton
Dodge Fate

Trait Prime is the Trait that the PrimeStoryEngager assigns to each SelfAvatar to help engage the process of Narration. The Trait Prime is rated at 4 as well, and can be things like the above, or it could be motivational forces like:
Passion for Women
Fights Sandzombies
Loves Red Clay
Looks like Rob Schneider
Searching for Immortality for his cat.

DICE For all the above, you roll a 1d6. If you roll equal or under the Trait, you succeed. If you roll over, you fail. If you don't have an appropriate Trait, you need to roll a 1-2 to succeed.
MODIFIERS are for spotty gamist fucks. Away with thee. Go run back to your hit modifiers and flattfooted rules and taking 20.

Trait Ziggurat Barley is a number, set at 8. Every time you successfully play a session, the PrimeStoryEngage assings you Ziggurat Barley points. You can get more points by engaging the story narrativisticly, or having big tits.
You use Ziggurat Barley to change the storyline, frame scenes or exert narrative control over the game. Every time you use the Ziggurat Barley, you may enrage the God Shamash. Roll a 1d6: If you roll over your Ziggurat Barley score, you have enraged Shamash, the god of Sin and Travellers! Fuck!
By the end of the adventure, your SelfAvatar will either be Cursed, Dead, or Shamash may even summon King Gilgamesh, who will chase you to the ends of the Fertile Crescent in his Levitating Darkness Throne. If you overcome the curse, though, you will become twice as powerful as you were before! Choose one TRAIT to raise one point.

That is the entirety of the game. Now go forth, valiant StoryEngagers, and engage in STORYTELLING to TELL STORIES!!!


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - Jazzper-11 - 03-12-2008 00:27:49

Sounds like something that would have dual wielding laser-bear druids in it... =)


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 20-02-2009 20:26:28

New World of Darkness game announced: "Geist"

[Image: geist-skull.jpg]

* It's not been officially declared a new Wraith game yet.

* The covers of both editions of Wraith had a lock on the cover. Ho-hum.


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 20-02-2009 20:36:58

http://dagobah.biz/flash/vip.swf

Ok, technically this isn't RPG related. But in our games we tend to have game remixes as background music. The above link is a flash application that links to all kinds of gaming music, from real classics of games, to remixes we used, to some gems we previously didn't know. Lots of stuff to discover in there.

I recommend scrolling down to the touhou games and playing Withered Leaf, Devils Go Through The Night, and Necrofantasia. In that order (gets progressively more rawking).

Go forth and explore! (And tell us of the gems you find.)


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - JLT* - 20-02-2009 21:15:59

Nice. Smile


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - nar - 20-02-2009 23:07:41

if "Geist" isn't the new Wraith, i wonder what it *will* be (and why they called it Geist Tongue).

if it *is* the new Wraith, then Grin


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 20-02-2009 23:33:36

Wraith has a bad rep for being depressing and having a confusing cosmology. The fact that your attention is torn up between the skinlands (fetters), Stygia (politics), and the Labyrinth (spectres) doesn't help. The chronicle we did was short and sweet, but ultimately only scratched the surface of what Wraith has to offer - and some of it can be daunting. I can understand why they'd want to avoid using that name again.

It could be something more like Orpheus, which was like Wraith's more badass younger brother anyway. Except without the metaplot and default organisation. If so, you can have the option of playing ghosts, astral projectors, people in coma, and then some.

Oh well. I'll keep you all posted.


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - nar - 21-02-2009 09:16:29

looking forward to it either way! Smile


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 03-03-2009 00:11:08

New WW forum online:
Geist: The Sin-Eaters

Not really a subtitle anybody expected. Enigmatic Geist continues to fascinate us.


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 24-04-2009 22:46:57

And our number one "I Never Thought It Would Happen" award goes to...

Weapons of the Gods: the MMORPG.


Worst thing is, the promo video makes it look very much like most Chinese fantasy mmo's, except not even all that badly done. I pray it never gets translated to English, or my studies are doomed.


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - nar - 25-04-2009 08:02:20

that looks pretty sweet actually. some really nice stuff comes by in that promo


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - JLT* - 25-04-2009 13:39:12

die promo ziet er goed uit idd Smile


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 07-05-2009 09:26:53

In the early days of D&D...

[Image: adnd-phb.jpg]

This is what the Player's Handbook looked like. It's probably the single most recognizable picture in the entire hobby, having shaped the experiences of a generation.


That said, this is the cover of Exalted's upcoming new book.


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - voh - 07-05-2009 13:07:30

Now that's an homage Grin


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - Jazzper-11 - 07-05-2009 14:33:04

oh wow, had het linkje niet eens gezien!

But pretty cool! Smile


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - SageGenesis - 09-05-2009 10:25:52

Be very glad your games aren't like this...

D and D Documentary 1: Gnome Rape

D and D Documentary 2: Food Fight

D and D Documentary 3: Titters and the American Pocket


Each one is ten minutes of dysfunctional shadenfreude.


Miscellaneous (RPGs in general) - JLT* - 09-05-2009 13:47:44

how is this not like any of my games? Neutral