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by zircher
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 4372

Re: What are you reading?

Bombing Europe (research) and Great Inventions (I like casual history.)
by zircher
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Panda's Talking Games
Topic: New Topic Ideas
Replies: 52
Views: 35117

Re: New Topic Ideas

Given that Senda and Phil are also game designer types, if you had your pick of an old school/obscure game to work on and rewrite/revive, which one(s) would you choose and why?
by zircher
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Panda's Talking Games
Topic: PTG173 – Pumpkin Spice Grab Bag
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: PTG173 – Pumpkin Spice Grab Bag

Exactly. I've also worn the 'battle DM' hat when we used to have large games with 8+ PC and large monster skirmishes. On more than a few occasions, I was also NPC #2. Handy when the players were listening in or spying and the DM did not want to talk to themselves.
by zircher
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Promotion and Plugs
Topic: Kickstarter and crowdfunding hype
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Kickstarter and crowdfunding hype

Thanks! Cat herding is a tough job. :D
by zircher
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Promotion and Plugs
Topic: Kickstarter and crowdfunding hype
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Kickstarter and crowdfunding hype

Hyper Light Drifter, the Role Playing Game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/metalweavegames/hld-rpg HLD the video game kicked me in the teeth. It was brutal on the easiest modes for my terrible reflexes. But, I kept coming back because the colorful and mysterious world drew me in. Now you can pl...
by zircher
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Panda's Talking Games
Topic: PTG172 – Table Reading Rainbow
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: PTG172 – Table Reading Rainbow

Wow, as a raging introvert, I almost had an anxiety attack just listening to that episode. :)

Good advice, but I it also made me realize why I drifted to online and solo play.
by zircher
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 4372

Re: What are you reading?

Hyper Light Drifter: The Table Top RPG playtest rules.
by zircher
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 4563

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

Emmett wrote: Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:28 am I did a reaction to one of the books that a lot of OSR groups consider "Definitive" of the movement "A Quick Primer for Old School Gaming". I thought I would get a lot of blowback but most weirdly agreed with me. http://store32.net/osr/
Interesting read and thanks for sharing.
by zircher
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 4563

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

OSR is certainly an open definition and I don't think you can point to one thing. Solo gaming uses a ton of random tables, but I use those for indie titles these days. For me, OSR is about nostalgic play and that's a highly personal thing based on your own experiences (I played a lot more Arduin Gri...
by zircher
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 4563

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

I think I would meet the problem half way and go with a D20 based PbtA. That way all the old school values and such would still apply to the rolls. You then have the GM act on failure as per PbtA. Well, call me prophetic, the kickstarter for Hyper Light Drifter: The Role Playing Game is doing exact...

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