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by pksullivan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Designing and Publishing Games
Topic: Stargate RPG - dream design
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Stargate RPG - dream design

Yeah, that's all pretty much what I had in mind. I like the idea of using a threat pool or some GM currency to introduce/upgrade new enemies or threats. Feels very thematic for Stargate.
by pksullivan
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Designing and Publishing Games
Topic: Stargate RPG - dream design
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Stargate RPG - dream design

There’s already been one Stargate RPG from the early 2000s. If you guessed that it was a d20 OGL game based on that first sentence alone, give yourself a pat on the back. It used Spycraft as a base chassis, with new gear and some special feats, prestige classes, gear, etc. to make it ‘Stargate’ but ...
by pksullivan
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 1506

Re: What are you reading?

Fired up Jade City by Fonda Lee and it is excellent so far. Very taut and tense in a densely imagined and realized Asian-inspired fantasy setting. I unfairly keep mentally comparing it to The Godfather . It's doing its own thing brilliantly but it's a story of a crime family during a transfer of pow...
by pksullivan
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 1506

Re: What are you reading?

I've finished up the Dinocalypse trilogy and King Khan . There was quite a shift in voice between authors in the Dinocalypse stories as Carrie Harris took over for the third book. I'm glad she didn't try to mimic Chuck Wendig's style; that wouldn't have worked. I enjoyed the trilogy quite a lot. Kin...
by pksullivan
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: Powered by the Apocatalk: The Speaking of Names
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Powered by the Apocatalk: The Speaking of Names

There's a lot to unpack here. My first impression and understanding is that it refers specifically to MC moves, but I don't have a game handy at the moment to cite chapter and verse. There's reasoning behind this. First is that it not speaking the name of MC moves keeps the MC interactions specifica...
by pksullivan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: She's a Super Geek
Topic: 117 – Fiasco at the Office: Doggy McDogface
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: 117 – Fiasco at the Office: Doggy McDogface

I'm so happy Doggy McDogface made it to the episode title.

This was an absolute blast; everyone else was playing big, over the top roles. I just let them bounce off me by playing the straight man.
by pksullivan
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Podcasts, Videos, and Streams
Topic: Let's Play - Text Adventures
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Let's Play - Text Adventures

Have you heard of the Parsely line of games from Jared Sorensen? They basically do this, except it's a party game so one person plays the computer and the room plays the character. It's a fun time. Action Castle is the most well known of the games but he's done a few. http://www.memento-mori.com/
by pksullivan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: The Game Master
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: The Game Master

A term I've seen used in a few superhero RPGs is Editor and I really like that. It's not gendered. There's the benefit of positioning that player as one with a certain kind of authority but not one of dominance or control. It also helps steer things away from the trope of the GM as 'a frustrated nov...
by pksullivan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 1506

Re: What are you reading?

I just got a shipment from Evil Hat of the rest of the Spirit of the Century fiction line. (Well, mostly. The distributor oopsed and sent me Monster of the Week rather than Dinocalypse Forever - the product codes are a single digit apart - but Evil Hat's sending me the right book.) I think I've foun...

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