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by Emmett
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Misdirected Mark
Topic: TfC: Out Sized
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: TfC: Out Sized

I usually GM but my buddy took the reigns for a while in our weekly game. My character was a bit green compared to some of the other characters. I had GMed the group in a Sci-Fi game for several years at this point and had gathered a lot of hardware but they freely shared. They had an anti-grav carg...
by Emmett
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Panda's Talking Games
Topic: PTG172 – Table Reading Rainbow
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: PTG172 – Table Reading Rainbow

I was also giggling at Definitely Leopard. I don't usually giggle.
by Emmett
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

Cool! So, if we use Emmett's post as a definition of OSR, our un-PbtAed game needs to: 1. rely on rulings (rules are loose and open to interpretation) 2. rely on player cleverness (characters can't be smarter than players) 3. allow characters to get in over their heads (balance isn't important) 4. ...
by Emmett
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

Thanks.
by Emmett
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: All Eberron, All The Time
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: All Eberron, All The Time

You could also private message them if that's enabled on this forum.
by Emmett
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Designing and Publishing Games
Topic: eschaton - help with game?
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: eschaton - help with game?

I suppose it would be important to see what their answer to a few questions would be. Where would you like to see this game go? What's preventing you from getting there? It's possible that they don't want to do anything more with the game, as in they made it for their own enjoyment. Maybe they don't...
by Emmett
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

I just wanted to point out that while moving to a d20 does change the shape of the probability curve of die results, it doesn't change the curve of game results. I wholeheartedly agree with this. Everything breaks down to a percentage chance which can be approximated with a flat roll. Maintaining t...
by Emmett
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

But, for the purposes of this discussion, is that enough to make it OSR? Is OSR defined by using a d20 over 2d6? Is it more about random tables? I don't think I know what OSR really is in a post-retro-clone sense. I did a reaction to one of the books that a lot of OSR groups consider "Definitive" o...
by Emmett
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Panda's Talking Games
Topic: PTG172 – Table Reading Rainbow
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: PTG172 – Table Reading Rainbow

Huzzah! I'll have to listen to this two or three times. There's stuff I do and stuff I don't so I'll have to integrate it all I my head. Thanks for the tips!
by Emmett
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Designing and Publishing Games
Topic: Everybody's Died
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Everybody's Died

I've got to get my nose to the grindstone and get this written out. I have the basic idea of what I want. You tell a tale of one of your companions dying and then the other players challenge you with dance, fight or sing. Each one challenging your honor in a different way. It would be a very Baron M...

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