Jun
17
2017
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Group Seed: Reasonable Metahuman Solutions.

Reasonable Metahuman Solutions – Google Docs

Reasonable Metahuman Solutions

 

Reasonable Metahuman Solutions (RMS) is in the metahuman employment business; which, in a world where superheroes and supervillains exist, is not particularly unusual. What does make RMS unusual is that they almost exclusively hire ex-convicts (both villains and henchmen).  The company will even hire violent ex-convicts, provided that they have served their sentences and have no outstanding warrants.  The employee demographics tend to skew towards older metahumans and henchmen, but RMS gets its fair share of younger ex-cons who had a taste of prison, and who aren’t eager to go back.

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Jun
17
2017
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It’s Free RPG Day!

I almost missed this! Fortunately, somebody was talking about it on Facebook. Anyway, today is Free RPG Day, and there’s a enough publishers participating in it with gaming supplements that I want to justify my getting the kids dressed and over to Games and Stuff. Might as well: it looks like it’s going to spit rain today, and I gotta get ’em out of the house and doing something.

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Jun
16
2017
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In the mail: 7th Sea / TimeWatch Kickstarter loot!

It’s all very nice. On the 7th Sea side: the GM screen, and a box. (more…)

Jun
16
2017
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Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition in pre-alpha playtest.

Interestingly, White Wolf is downright eager to have people take a look at the pre-Alpha ruleset.  They’ve made it available for download here, and want players’ and GMs’ feedback prior to the Alpha playtest (starting in August).  Of course, when you have a title like Vampire: The Masquerade, you can be reasonably certain that people are going to buy your latest edition, usually while actually throwing their money at you in their haste to get their hands on The Precious. …Yes, I should have come up with something that was more World of Darkness there, but I had wicked insomnia last night and I’m kind of loopy right now.

Moe Lane

PS: Yup, I’m thinking of running the adventure.  Either online, or with my players.  Tough call.

Jun
15
2017
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Item seed: Paukmama.

Paukmama – Google Docs

Paukmama

 

The 1987 graphic novel Paukmama (ostensibly published by Yugoslavian giant comics publishing house Dečje novine) was on sale for all of two days before Yugoslavia’s officially-long-since-disbanded Department for People’s Protection (OZNA) had it quietly removed from the shops.  OZNA also went looking for the author, to no avail; it turns out that the entire print run was somehow done without the publisher’s sanction, or even knowledge. However, copies circulated in various semi-underground forums until the final dissolution of Yugoslavia: a sufficiently determined search can today find blurry scans of the novel online.

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Jun
15
2017
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I’m second-guessing my possible @WashingCon games again.

The Dragon Age RPG makes sense, given that it’s a world that I already know (having played the video games obsessively) and can easily improvise. And doing Timewatch is tempting, because I think that a convention is a perfect place to run a madcap, nigh-incoherent time-travel scenario. But now I’ve been thinking about a Day After Ragnarok dungeon crawl.  Seed: somehow the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue store survived the tsunami that wrecked the East Coast. At least parts of it did. The loot from that lost world could make the people who salvaged it rich, rich, rich.  Just mind the flooded parts. And the monsters. And the cannibals…

I can’t run three games, though. I may be too ambitious to run two. It’s a puzzler.

Jun
15
2017
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The Yellow King RPG Kickstarter drops next week.

Little teaser video Tweet after the fold (I assume that they’ll announce the Yellow King RPG Kickstarter on Monday).  No, I’m not putting it after the fold because it has the Yellow Sign in it.  I’m putting it after the fold because the video is kind of flashing and strob-y, and while I don’t think that it’ll make you ill it’s still a little disorienting.

Which was the idea, of course.

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Jun
14
2017
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The Winter Lady [GURPS 4e]

Suitable for fantasy campaigns.

The Winter Lady – Google Docs

 

The Winter Lady

 

The Winter Lady is a goddess of the cold and winter; She is also the primary deity of healing in her pantheon.  Worshippers of other pantheons often find this to be contradictory, but those who follow the Lady have no confusion in their hearts. After all, cold slows decay, and keeps things fresh and unsullied. It would be only natural that a goddess of ice would have the power to preserve the health and life of Her followers. Her church’s religious symbol is the snowflake; the colors of the goddess are blue and white.

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Jun
13
2017
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Oh, hey: Vampyr is still in development at E3 2017.

How long is this game going to be worked on, anyway?

Yeah, I know that they’re saying that Vampyr will be out in November. But it still looks a little too not-quite-finished for something that will be out in five months.  Which is a shame, because this looks like it’s going to be one heck of an exercise in choosing from a menu of uncomfortable choices. That’s kind of hard to do in a computer RPG.

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Jun
13
2017
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In the Mail: 7th Sea Nations of Theah, Volume 1.

TThankfully, all three of my players in my current campaign come from countries featured in 7th Sea Nations of Theah (Volume 1), so I can use this one right away.  It’s a little weird, though: no Fire Sorcery at all in Castille, as far as I can tell.  It didn’t seem that unbalanced in the previous editions. And the Finnegan school — my beloved, beloved, infinitely broken Finnegan school* — of Drunken Master bare-knuckled boxing has been quietly killed off and replaced with a new background and a couple of admittedly not-too-bad advantages.

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Jun
13
2017
10

The Cyberpunk 2020 Bundle of Holding.

Cyberpunk 2020. Now there’s a name I haven’t heard in a long, long time. Never actually played it — who does have time to play all the RPGs that one sees?* — but I mucked about with character creation with a friend’s copy.  I mostly was trying to get a feel for it in relation to the Paranoia adventure Alice Through The Mirrorshades, which was a crossover adventure between the two systems.  Don’t ask me why they felt the need to do that; gaming during my college years got weird, especially when it came to the campaign worlds that confidently expected the Soviet Union to be around in the future. (more…)

Jun
13
2017
2

Tweet of the Day, They Game Now In Kazakhstan edition.

Which is neat, even if Kazakhstan is one of those places.

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