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by Emmett
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: Blog Post--Naming Conventions as Setting Details
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Blog Post--Naming Conventions as Setting Details

To the blog post, fitting names are something that happens in real life too. For example there's a statistical bump in the number of dentists named Denis. In general this happens in a lot of professions. There's also a statistical bump in people with the same letter in their first names getting marr...
by Emmett
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: Blog Post--Naming Conventions as Setting Details
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Blog Post--Naming Conventions as Setting Details

A convention in naming that I like a lot is where you don't keep your name your whole life. We see this to a limited extent when a childhood friend goes from Katie to Kate. Some cultures are more extreme. A co-worker I knew years ago moved from the middle East to the US and his father changed his na...
by Emmett
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Panda's Talking Games
Topic: PTG171-We Built This City
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: PTG171-We Built This City

Not exactly the same thing but we were playing a space opera in which the players were delivering medical aid to a planet. When they landed I described a small farmhouse in the distance. A PC with keen eyesight observed the farm and said there were things moving around that looked like ants to her. ...
by Emmett
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Designing and Publishing Games
Topic: Everybody's Died
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Everybody's Died

I think I've finished my song adaptation. I fixed a lot of problems with the above lyrics. Now I can get to the part that I actually know, making a game out of it!
by Emmett
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Conventions
Topic: No QCC next year?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: No QCC next year?

Ok, good to hear it's being worked on.
by Emmett
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Misdirected Mark
Topic: Your Best Leading Question
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Your Best Leading Question

Pirates arrogantly walk in your door. Are you expecting them or are you grabbing a weapon?
by Emmett
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Conventions
Topic: No QCC next year?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

No QCC next year?

I've heard that there won't be a QCC next year. :cry:
by Emmett
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 2615

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

Does it have to be OSR? Or can this be just a trad game? First you'd reintroduce the GM rolling for things. Monsters hitting etc. You'd have to figure out how to model defense. The main thing (imo) that pbta does is to combine the effects of opposition into one roll. You'd have to rebuild that someh...
by Emmett
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Into The Breach
Replies: 5
Views: 2064

Into The Breach

This is a cool turn based strategy game with mechs of different types. I think Chris mentioned it on the podcast a while back. I've been wanting to play for a long time, I'm a big fan of FTL and mechs so natural fit. Play is crunchy and I love it. It really takes some thought to be successful. It's ...
by Emmett
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Panda's Talking Games
Topic: New Topic Ideas
Replies: 46
Views: 8600

Re: New Topic Ideas

Thanks Mr. Mander, I usually ask for players impressions after a session and we tend to run campaign games so there have been plenty of conversations about how the players see their characters. The questionnaire might be useful for one shots and con games where there isn't that time. I try to do a s...

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