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hahah nice!

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(05-04-2016 13:42:55)SageGenesis Wrote:  Kinda funny video in a series about running D&D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkXMxiAGUWg

Nice

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07-04-2016 10:02:07
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I just stumbled across a picture of the DM screen of Mage the Ascension. It's not quite the kind of stuff I've come to associate with the World of Darkness.

http://i.imgur.com/setPCdz.jpg
(Pic too big to fit comfortably on forum.)

I... yeah. The 90's sure were a thing.

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This is exactly how I've always pictured Mage, though...

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20-05-2016 14:23:16
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Today sure is uneventful. Let me just browse some RPG sites while drinking a glass of water, knowing that nothing surprising will catch my eye. *glug glug glug*

New Alternity RPG to launch in 2017.


*PPFFFSSSSSSHHH!*
Yikes

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\o/
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(28-07-2016 23:23:00)Oddman Wrote:  \o/

+1

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How do you do, fellow kids?

The new White Wolf (which has nearly fuck-all to do with the old one, save intellectual property rights) has generally making a bit of an embarrassment of itself recently. So now they decided to double-down.

https://youtu.be/1UMf8SgSH5A

Remember that stigma they had in the 90s as the pretentious ones in the hobby? Seems like they want that on purpose now.

Yeah, sure, all gaming was just dragon-slaying before the World of Darkness came along. Let's forget about Paranoia, Shadowrun, Call of Cthulu, Star Wars, tons of superhero games, the Ghostbusters RPG (from 1986 which was the first RPG to use dice pools), Boot Hill, and so on.

Yeah, sure, you guys did vampires and it blew everybody's minds. Do you know why the D&D Cleric is even a thing? Because someone in Gary Gygax's group played a vampire, and someone else wanted a PC to specifically counter him. PC vampires is the entire reason why the heal-bot Cleric exists. It's true!

Yeah, sure, all other gamers were losers and all your gamers were hot trendy club-goers. Sounds legit.

Yeah, sure, stuff like Blade was based on your ideas. Never mind that Anne Rice did it all first, and Blade was already invented in 1973.



Back in 1994, White Wolf made a bit of an online oopsie with the intro of their net net-magazine. Because it was just way too try-hard.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/al...j21YgScp0J

Guess the current crew thinks they need more of that. Jeez. Between this and the recent game about a legless ass lying in its own smear, I think I'm kinda done with White Wolf as a company.


Oh and let's also not forget that White Wolf didn't even do it first.

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28-02-2017 23:03:08
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(28-07-2016 23:08:59)SageGenesis Wrote:  Today sure is uneventful. Let me just browse some RPG sites while drinking a glass of water, knowing that nothing surprising will catch my eye. *glug glug glug*

New Alternity RPG to launch in 2017.


*PPFFFSSSSSSHHH!*
Yikes

Basic beta version up for preview:
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/2068...st-Edition

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09-03-2017 18:45:25
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ooooh

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Average / Excellent / Stellar?

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(11-03-2017 12:54:18)scroipt Wrote:  Average / Excellent / Stellar?

De nieuwe Ordinary/Good/Amazing.

Reacties tot nu toe lijken erg... wisselend. Er zijn een aantal dingen die erg niet-Alternity lijken en ook een aantal elementen die een onmiddelijke dealbreaker vormen voor mij.

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If you're one of the guys who's gamed with me for a long time, you've seen this before. But probably not recently.

101 spells not worth memorizing
(actually 400 spells)

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Remind me of spells Merebu would learn Smile

Miew mriewiew mrrr mriew prrrr!!!
21-03-2017 14:20:37
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Bralign!

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(21-03-2017 03:11:37)SageGenesis Wrote:  If you're one of the guys who's gamed with me for a long time, you've seen this before. But probably not recently.

101 spells not worth memorizing
(actually 400 spells)

Grin
Funny then, funny now.

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Huh. A "Plan Escape" countdown. Wonder what that could be about...
http://planescape.com/

Oh, maybe they're gonna do Escape Room things as dungeons? Yeah, that must be it. Neat.



(Edit: Let's not be coy. It's actually the Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition videogame, the updated and re-released version of a 90's classic.)

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I'm still pretty curious whether that Tides of Numenera thing is any good..

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[Image: pvp20170512.jpg]

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They do calls 'em Murder Hobos for a reason...

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A piece of historic RPG trivia, regarding the system of the classic World of Darkness which ran during roughly the 90s.

The core game mechanic is this: you roll a pool of d10s and each die that comes up X or higher is counted as a success. With X being the difficulty of the task, 6 is standard but it can go up or down depending on the circumstances. The more successes rolled, the better you do.

But here's the thing. Rolling a 1 on a die is bad. It cancels out an existing success on the roll, plus if this would take the successes to negative (ie. more 1s rolled than successes) you botch, which is a critical failure of some sort.

But hey, what are the odds of that happening?

Well...

I present to you a 2011 post from White Wolf writer Justin Achilli, explaining some math that the original writers 20 years earlier didn't quite grasp.


Quote:At a difficulty of six, which is the default target number for the World of Darkness, the statistics are nice and safe and sane. The bigger your dice pool, the better you stand to do, and the less likely you are to really go all screwy with the results.

Where things go a little awry are with difficulty numbers of seven or more. Now, the regular progression of success inclines nicely for difficulties of seven or more when dice pools increase, as it should. But looking at a different set of statistics — specifically whether you’ll botch or not — the figures get a little screwy. Here, check it out.

[Image: botch_table_2.png]

At difficulty 7, you’re a tiny bit more likely to botch with two dice in your pool than you are with just one. That is, weirdly, the better you are, the more likely you are to have a gross failure in terms of the rules. The increased difference isn’t huge, but it’s worth noting, and, frankly, it’s going to be relevant at some point. It’s even more pronounced at a difficulty of 8, where pools of two, three, and four dice are more likely to hit botches than single dice. At difficulty 9, dice pools of two to six dice are exceptionally anomalous, and even dice pools of seven to nine dice are more likely to hit a botch than a single die is.

Also, look at that progression for difficulty 10. With a dice pool of six or seven dice, at difficulty 10, you have an almost 30 percent chance of epically shitting the bed. Not just failing, mind you, but botching. If the difficulty is 10, if you take six or seven dice into the action, you have almost a 30 percent chance of severing your own head, staking your girlfriend with a piece of rebar, joining Nickelback, or paying $35,000 for a 1981 Chevy Camaro Berlinetta.

Difficulty 10: Avoid it. (I’ve added a section to the rules chapter explicity stating the warning to readers, so we’re not trying to hide this.)


Math is hard.

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D&D stats for Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf

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Quote:Running for your life
(From Shia Labeouf.)
He's brandishing a knife.
(It's Shia Labeouf.)
Lurking in the shadows
Hollywood superstar Shia Labeouf.
Living in the woods,
(Shia Labeouf.)
Killing for sport,
(Shia Labeouf.)
Eating all the bodies
Actual, cannibal Shia Labeouf.

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wauw... that is a thing.

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XD

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