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Well, it seems like very few #TTRPG shows have thoughts to share on their pay structure. In fact, seems like there are more questions than anything.

So I'm shifting gears to provide some of my experience. (I have NEVER not paid ppl)

A thread about $$$ for actual plays...
First things first. Decide with your players if monetary compensation is a make or break for them. If it is, make a plan for funding first.

Paying people for their time & talents can't be chalked up to "giving exposure". Just as you shouldn't take sponsorships on exposure.
If monetary compensation isn't as important to the table, remember there are other kinds of compensation such as free subscriptions to VTTs, TTRPG accessories like dice/trays, and even "gift baskets" once the show is done.

These items can be acquired through #RPG sponsorships.
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I don't often promote myself on here, but I should. I have done some things that I am proud of. So here is a thread of episodes from @OurTurnPodcast that I contributed a segment and/or co-hosted. #RPG #podcast
Here is one of my very first contributions, a segment about one of my favorite RPGs of all time: 13th Age. @13thAge I still love it, and I have hacked the system to run other genres (ex. Star Wars: The Old Republic). Give it a try sometime.…
One the one-year anniversary of @OurTurnPodcast, I did a segment about Session Zero for RPGs. I love being a part of Session Zero in any #RPG, both as a GM and player.…
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#CentralAfricanRepublic (THREAD)

1) 200 to 300 rebels attacked the capital #Bangui today (PK9, PK11, PK12 & Bimbo areas).

Govt, #Russian & #Rwandan troops repelled them. But the rebels remain in the hills & areas surroundings the capital.

Read @CrisisGroup statement 👇
2) The rebels were generally equipped or light weapons (including #AK47 & grenades), several #RPG & probably mortars.

No report of the casualties yet.
3) It's unlikely that they really wanted to size the capital, if not they would have come in bigger number.

They seem to be trying to isolate the capital from the rest of the country that they already control largely & install an attrition warfare just at the capital doors.
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#Morningside #WritingCommunity #TheBride #KillBill #Horror #fanfiction #RPG
I am Beatrix Kiddo, better known as 'The Bride.' I am the deadliest of The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (DVAS), led by my lover, Bill.
Discovering my pregnancy, I decided to escape my killer life and fled to Texas, met and was about to marry.
The day of my wedding dress rehearsal, I was shot in the head by a jealous Bill. He used the DVAS to kill everyone else; no one was spared.
It didn't kill me.
Four years later I awaken from a coma, my baby gone. From that day I swore vengeance on those responsible.

On my travels, I purposely meet Hattori Hanzo, a highly sought after blade maker, and after some persuasion, he crafted one.
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Today in pulp let's look back at a landmark #RPG that let you jump from star to star across the Imperium, trading and battling with various sophonts along the way.

It's a game of the far future that's lasted over 40 years: Traveller!
Traveller is a science fiction role-playing game, first published in 1977 by Game Designers' Workshop. Launched a year before TSRs rival Gamma World it's probably* the superior SF RPG - its certainly stood the test of time.

(*Don't @ me!)
Traveller features various descendants of humanity with different skills and abilities. Your ship can jump faster than light to reach other planets but you can't communicate FTL, so you have to deal with whatever world you jump to before moving somewhere else.
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#selfpromosaturday for my late night #TTRPG, #PodernFamily, #artists, and #writing lovelies! Drop your hype and links! Share your lovely stuff with us! Like, rt, follow, comment to each other, be excellent. #SelfPromotionSaturday #TRPG #RPG #gamers #fantasy #horror
#Motif Story Engine seamlessly enables #solorpg, #GMless, and #noprep play. Use it with your favorite #TTRPGs, like #DnD or #SavageWorlds. Simple 3d6 system with rich results. Includes patches for twists & turns and running mysteries. #TTRPG #IndieGameDev…
No Angels Live Here, an occult detective agency #TTRPG supporting everything from single player #solorpg mode to classic #GM tables. Player facing system without NPC rolls. Explore a supernatural world and join the fight against the Dark! #IndieGame #Motif…
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#ironswornrpg #RPG
I'm going to do the thing that a lot of gamers roll their eyes at: Tell you about my character.

She is Saren Chaa, and is an Aspirant of the Path whose goal is to become a Master Devontant. This is for the #Ironsworn #Starforged playtest.

She travels with her master Tala Orden in the Outlands of the Forge from Abo: Home of the Prime Temple of the Path.

Her first vow was to find and rescue a very powerful Aspirant who got tied up with a nefarious organization named Exacom. Saren & Tala barely made it to Berra.
But not without crossing the Pirates of Yalan. Their trek on the desert planet of Berra was tough, they discovered some neat ruins, but they were too late: the Aspirant died at the hands of Exacom. An epic battle ensued; Saren and Tala ran them off.
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On the one hand, it is great to have resources to run games.

On the other, it is no wonder why more people do not want to run games. "Oh, you want to be a Dungeon Master? Here, read these 20+ supplemental books if you want to 'git gud'."

This is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but...
If a game is really self-contained, you should just need the core book(s) to run it. It is great that we have so many resources now; I wish I had them in the 80s when I first DMed. But now it can be overwhelming to new folks to run a game. #DnD #dnd5e #RPG
Between a glut of supplemental how-to books and scads of streams and podcasts, a person just starting out looks at the list of 'required' reading and RPG streams and thinks: I can never be as good as others without making this a full-time job. It is daunting.
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It seems like every season the @DnD_AdvLeague becomes more limiting with more book-keeping. The desire to keep people "seasoned" for story purposes has overtaken the fun value. You know most MMORPGs don't have story consistency as well, right?
I am scheduled to play D&D AL at @NukeCon this weekend, but now I am not sure if I even want to play. I only play D&D AL a couple times a year. Using the seasoned model, I will never see any story beyond Tier 1 play. All my characters will just collect dust. #DnD #dnd5e
Seeing how D&D AL and Patherfinder Organized Play are the only RPGs regularly offered, convention play has become homogenous and boring. I miss playing sci-fi, modern horror, etc. I miss Traveller, Call of Cthulhu, etc.
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Today in pulp... I'm gonna party like it's 1989!

Come with me... #FridayFeeling
Mondo 2000, 1989. New #Cyberpunks start here...
Rowan Atkinson in The Sneeze, by Anton Chekhov. Aldwych Theatre, 1989. #COVID19
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Q: How do you run a reverse heist in an #RPG? Where the PCs are trying to guard a target against a crew of thieves or raiders? Image
First: Design the oppo. (The crew or shadowrunners or raiders or whatever.)
Second: Prep the stuff you'd prep for a normal heist. That includes blueprints & any defensive measures that exist before the PCs get involved.…
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There are lots and lots of board game and RPG companies out there, more than ever before. We no longer should feel the need to support any one company, even those that have been around a long time, especially those that act in bad faith. #rpg #boardgames
Support those that:
* make games you and your playgroups and friends like.
* support the gaming community... like all of the gaming community, especially those who are or have been marginalized.
* help new players get into the hobby.
* donate games to communities in need.
Support those that:
* support content creators and reviewers.
* support organized play that is welcoming to all.
* support small FLGSs.
* support other game companies who do the above.
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I appreciate that we have having meaningful discussions on racism and cultural appropriation in gaming. However, as a full-time worker, spouse, parent, and busy adult, I do not have the time to watch/listen to hours and hours of streams/videos/podcasts. (Thread)
I want to learn more. I am regularly researching online for discussions and learning points on racism and cultural appropriation. But most folks have only a limited amount of free time. I don't watch/listen to live plays of RPGs for the same reason. (No offense to those.)
What free time I do have, I want to use to play games and run RPGs. Time is a precious commodity, and we don't get it back. Thus I need to be ruthlessly efficient with my free time.
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Mañana se termina la Summer Sale de Steam. Quedan 24 horas para llenar el carrito.

¿Y si te alejás de metacritic y los hits y te jugás por algo que te de curiosidad pero esté considerado “menos”?

Los huérfanos. Los 7/10. La clase B. Los que quedaron atrás.

Permitime un hilito:
Acá van 60 juegos de los últimos 10 años considerados “fracasos”. No vendieron lo que tenían que vender. No le gustaron a la masa. Tienen talones de Aquiles (gráficos, historia, mecánicas, bugs). Pero valen la pena.

(en especial a este precio)
Para la lista elegí

- juegos con bajas notas, bajas ventas, o las dos.
- precio máximo: $200.
- títulos comerciales (con indies es demasiado fácil).

divididos por género pa que busques rápido, si no te gustan los fps, menos te va a gustar un fps 7/10

Tenés 24 horas
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#TheLastOfUs2 se vende a 7000 pesos.

Pagar eso por un juego (bueno o malo) es una locura. No lo necesitás. Podés esperar.

Si en serio querés gastar 7000 pesos, acá va una lista de 100 juegos excelentes en liquidación en Steam.

La lista COMPLETA vale menos que ese juego SOLO.
Esta no es una lista retro. Son títulos de entre 2007 y 2019 (más o menos desde PS3) y están entre los mejor valorados de Steam.

El más caro vale $180 y dura unas 100 horas. Hay indies, RPGs, juegos japoneses, aventuras de acción, multijugador - lo que se te ocurra.


1. The Witcher 3: Game of The Year ($179,99) el juego de la generación
2. Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year ($56,24) sos el murciélago
3. Portal 2 ($25,99) puzzles y una historia perfecta
4. BioShock Remastered ($89,99) exploración y acción gótica
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Just finished #ConventionQuest and really enjoyed it.

Simple no-frills mechanics but its just a nice easy ride. I especially liked the subtle changes to the floor layout on each chapter.

#NES #Homebrew #RPG #LPGE
@SoleGoose @FerrisonNA
Also really liked the soda machine humor and NES-homebrew insider jokes.

Good chiptunes too.
Found one mistake though. 😜

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Imagine tweeting about your projects... couldn't be me tbh.
We make a weekly podcast about Games, Tech, Music, Life, Degeneracy, and that time a dog got sat on.
Arcane Ramblings is 7PM every Monday on! Join Scotty from #Sojourner, Teddy from Teddy, and Rob from Rob! 🎸🎮🤘🏻
#Comedy #Podcast #Gaming #Scottish #Twitch
Animated Regrets is a podcast where Teddy, Lee, & Rob watch 3 eps of 3 anime and deign if they are worthy of continued watching, like a Roman Emperor with too many wall scrolls. 🗻
You can listen to our first episode here:…
#Anime #Podcast #Review #Scottish
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I am sharing some RPGs that were meaningful to me. No explanations or reviews. Each day I will nominate someone to do the same. [thread] #rpg
Day 1. Changeling: The Dreaming

I nominate @WindingWayfarer Image
Day 2. Dungeons & Dragons (1983 Mentzer BECMI)

I nominate @wa_jeeb Image
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Loving the discourse regarding orcs in rpgs, specifically #DnD
We need to be aware of real-life racial stereotypes that have been grafted onto fantasy races. And we can, *IF OUR TABLE IS COMFORTABLE*, include prejudice, etc. into our worldbuilding as DMs.
But I personally....
...fall in the camp of thinking that a #ttrpg ought to be an escape from real-world issues (racism, sexism, etc.) and that, if those issues appear at the table, it should be with the consent of all players and portrayed in such a way as to indicate that it is wrong...
... I am certainly not perfect with this, especially running old Gygax #DnD campaigns converted for 5e. I have to actively work to create nuanced races that are not "inherently" anything, and to include moral variation within all present races. But this is an ongoing...
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Pre-pandemic I had the honor and pleasure to play in @PeterHeeringa's and Troy Wilhelmson's DUNGEON OF DREZZAR.

It's an entire dungeon built, level by level, into the drawers of an old dresser.

#dnd #rpg #opentable
Here's the top of the dungeon.

The Dungeon of Drezzar is run as an old school-style open table using 5th Edition rules: There's a "tavern" complete with a notice board where adventuring parties can leave messages for each other.
As you can see here, each drawer of the dresser can be pulled out and put on the table.

But there's also cool features in the dresser itself: For example, you can actually peer down the old well on the surface of the dresser into the dark recesses of the lower levels.
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[Thread Final Fantasy VI]
Je profite de l’interview que j’ai donné à @RadioClassique dans le cadre de @RVClassique pour vous parler la musique de #FinalFantasyVI, qui fête ses 26 ans aujourd'hui !
#FinalFantasy #FFVI #VGM #NobuoUematsu #SNES #RPG #JRPG…
Tout ce qui suit provient de L’Histoire de Final Fantasy VI que j'ai écrit pour @Pixnlove en 2017, préfacé par A. Ueda @A8quattro, illustré par K. Arai @Akaiie. Petit clin d’œil à @DenysFR pour son aide estimable à l’époque et à ma "script doctor" sur ce thread, @Cactuceratops !
À l'époque, le ton de la saga change. Nobuo Uematsu, compositeur, l’explique à propos de son travail sur FFVII, dont l’identité vient en réalité tout droit de FFVI – sur de nombreux points, les deux titres sont en effet étonnamment similaires.
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Thoughts on the advantages of multiple low investment low viability PCs for starting players in #OSR #RPG inspired by a recent thread in a MeWe D&D group:
When I started playing D&D I was handed a blank sheet of notebook paper and 3d6 and told "roll those and write down the numbers." Then I was told--in general terms--what those numbers meant, was assigned a class based on them, starting equipment, and we were off.
Like the castle in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I sank into the swamp. Then I made another character and it sank into the swamp. The next one burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp. Rinse and repeat.
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My biggest hurdle in life is I am so damn interested in EVERYTHING. I want to learn more about it all. This impacts all aspects of my life. Here are some examples. (Thread?)
#RPG: I want play/GM so many types and genres of games. D&D, Star Wars, Star Trek, Vampire the Masquerade, Changeling the Dreaming, etc. If I could, I'd do them all simultaneously. But my time is limited. Plus I move on to the next thing that interests me, leaving stuff behind.
#boardgame: See above. Theme is a big attractor, but I love all kinds of board game mechanisms.

#videogames: Also same.
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Well, between their decision to end their #RPG line and the new Asmodee component defect policy, not sure if I can support @FFGames anymore. I used to love that company. But ever since they were devoured by Asmodee, things took a turn.
The irony that a company that made games about the evils of megacorps becoming a victim of a megacorp is not lost on me. Sad that FFG became just an asset to be managed instead of a company allowed to imagine, create, and take risks.
Moral of the story: don't let a megacorp be the source of you career or your happiness. It will betray you every time. 😝
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