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by Bohnhoff
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: D&D Convention Character Gen
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Re: D&D Convention Character Gen

Talking about this with a bunch of people in a bunch of different places (sidenote: I miss G+) I've come to the conclusion that I can't make D&D do what I want to do here. Oh well. I revise my plans and use pregens. *sigh* But I think the interesting discussions that I ended up having illuminate...
by Bohnhoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: D&D Convention Character Gen
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

D&D Convention Character Gen

A group of friends and I are running all the RPGs at a local anime con. We pitched our games and were asked to run more D&D. I drew the short straw so I'm replacing my Dread game with 5e. That's not to say I have anything against D&D. 5e is a good game. But it's not my game and I'm not super...
by Bohnhoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: Blog Post--Naming Conventions as Setting Details
Replies: 6
Views: 1446

Re: Blog Post--Naming Conventions as Setting Details

In a playtest, a player pointed out that I used one naming convention in the introductory setting text and then an entirely different one once the game began. OOPS! It was super obvious as something that needed changing but I didn't see it on my own. Consistency is important. Both naming convention ...
by Bohnhoff
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 6127

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...
by Bohnhoff
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 6127

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

Lol. Yeah, not the best choice for generating interesting discussion.

Pick again?
by Bohnhoff
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 6127

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

Sure. I think there are 3 parts here. 1. What are the hallmarks of PbtA. These need to be removed. 2. What are the traits that make the game distinctive. These need to be preserved. 3. What are the hallmarks of OSR. These need to be injected (and married to the game's identifying traits). So pick a ...
by Bohnhoff
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 6127

Re: Un-PbtAing Games

Which parts of the OSR styled games are you looking to emulate in a PbtA styled game? I don't know that I'm capable of answering that. What really is OSR? It's long since grown beyond just republishing early D&D rules while dodging copyright law. I can generally recognize the tech that defines ...
by Bohnhoff
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-PbtAing Games
Replies: 20
Views: 6127

Un-PbtAing Games

I had a dream where someone was running wildly successful kickstarters to publish OSR versions of Urban Shadows, Monsterhearts, and other popular PbtA games. I, unfortunately, didn't get see how they were converting the mechanics that actually make those games work. How would you do it? Could you ta...
by Bohnhoff
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy Hey from OKC
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Howdy Hey from OKC

Hey Todd!

I think I'm Rewind's biggest fan and promote it whenever I can.
by Bohnhoff
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Promotion and Plugs
Topic: Save Summer!
Replies: 0
Views: 675

Save Summer!

I just released a new game called “Save Summer”. It’s a simple-as-can-be game about teenaged lifeguards trying to save their beloved community pool from being turned into a parking lot by the evil health club that was built next door. Think Empire Records But with a pool. It’s on Itch https://wastel...

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