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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.
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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.
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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.

thealexandrian.net/wordpress/4286…
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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.

START >>>
#BestOfTheBest

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. 😜

#typo
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Imagine tweeting about your projects... couldn't be me tbh.
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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 Twitch.tv/ArcaneRituals! 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: open.spotify.com/episode/7fqMy3…
#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
radioclassique.fr/magazine/artic…
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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#PlotHooks Episode 2 is out Saturday morning at 10 EST!

And as promised yesterday, here’s what to expect! (mini-thread)

#DnD #DnD5e #dungeonsanddragons #RPG #roleplaying #collaborativestorytelling #podcast
In “The Prime Material,” Samuel and Matt begin a series about using the Upper Planes of #DnD’s cosmology in your story. We discuss using these planes as a whole, and then zoom in specifically on Elysium and Bytopia. We’ll look at more of the Upper Planes in a later episode. (/2)
In “The Wilds,” we take a look at different ways of using the classic Mimic in your narrative, outside of just using them as chests. (/3)

#Mimic #PlotHooks #DnD #DnD5e #dungeonsanddragons
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1/ Launched on December 20, 2011, #SWTOR (Star Wars The Old Republic) was a successful release, but soon found itself rapidly losing #MMORPG customers due to weak end game support and the mistake of opening too many servers at once.
2/ #Bioware quickly reformed the game into a F2P + Premium model that saw many people return or come back to the game casually. Those of us that stuck with it were treated to many years of high quality content and a ridiculous amount of story + #RPG content.
3/ While #SWTOR was never the #WorldOfWarcraft "killer" that people may have wanted, it was an excellent MMORPG in its own right, being constantly updated, even today. I stuck with it many years (2011-2015) and once more in 2018.
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I have enjoyed this format as well - I will do an opinion thread on #osr #oldschool #rpg gaming. I don't know if I have 100 opinions in my skull, but we'll see!
The OSR #rpg movement is like punk rock, it's undefinable although there is a lot about that can be defined. At the end of the day, playing games the way they were played in 70s/80s is about what calls the person to play it that way.
There are bad actors in the #osr, and there are some really frakkin' awesome cool people who just want to put butts in chairs to play games.
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Thread: #MobProgramming seems to create a really positive impact on #collaboration. Here are some resources that helped me exploring Mob Programming. I also share my own agenda for introducing it to teams. Thank you lovely filter bubble for teaching me. You are awesome!
Two very valuable #Podcast episodes for understanding the concepts of #MobProgramming with two of its masterminds. Great interviews by @timothep in his Podcast @DevJourneyFM:
Interview @WoodyZuill: bit.ly/2RVODf6
Interview @LlewellynFalco: bit.ly/2sAW40v
The Mob Programming Guidebook by @maaretp: bit.ly/2srEPih

Read this and you can start with your first session using #MobProgramming.
This document was, what got me hooked. Thanks to @timothep for showing me.
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Satlick: Centaur Detective #7
Note
I'm giving up on the story in picture format, it's a pain in the ass for me and elongates the whole process.
So it's back to extra long threads for now.
I'll use @threadreaderapp at the end for those who find it a bit much.
Now where were we...
"I dislike small talk Commander as well you know, the Darwinists, while a problem, are not our current problem" Saltlick replied in a professorial tone "Honestly I don't know how you people get anything done!"
"You people?" the other three people said at once, leaping at a golden
opportunity to flummox the centaur.
"Are you a speciest now Saltlick?" asked the commander* *Like a racist except for other species rather than other people of the same biological class, seen as terrible character flaw and indicator of stupidity by most people in the city.**
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Getting publicity for a project, and translating that publicity into actual $$$, is hard work, particularly in a market like the #RPG one. The build up of patrons for my Paranormal Friction #Patreon has been slow. Super slow.
I would like to see the project tip over $100 per month in the first couple of months of 2020. That happening before my birthday next month would be awesome. Why am I developing my game using #Patreon rather than just launching a Kickstarter and letting people throw money at it?
There's a couple of reasons. The first, and primary one, is economic. Writing a complete role-playing game takes time and effort. I need to be able to financially spend the time that the game needs, which means that money has to come from someplace.
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