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Has anybody tried Mordheim?

it's available as an early access game, the screenshots and clips look interesting.


DEATHS IN THE ILIAD: A CLASSICS INFOGRAPHIC.

This is awesome...


I was watching a few episodes of Archer last night and thought this would be fun to run over a few beers.

What system would be good to use?
- I lean towards Ninjas & Superspys by Palladium

Would you make the players part of ISIS or a rival organisation?

How would I communicate the "point of the game" to the player asside from making the watch a few episodes?

I was thinking of "borrowing" adventure ideas from "Get Smart" and the Pink Panther can anybody think of other sources of inspiration?

Anybody have any other ideas to throw around?


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I took 2 of my kids to see HttyD2 almost as good as the first movie. Some sad bits and not as much character development as I would like for Hicups friends but the Dragon Battles were epic.

My middle Dwarfling is obsessed with Dragons and I have seen every episode of Dragon Riders of Berk and HttD several times she gave it a thumbs up.


Go the Tahs!!!!!

Best season eva!


I am liking Iceland so far for campiness.


I like it so far...

Pros
A good mix of the better parts of RMC/2 and RMFRP
A lot simpler than RMFRP
Gives me that late 80's nostalgia.
Fun flexible and cool

Cons
Not for starting gamers
ICE don't have the staff or budget to do a play test at the speed of Paizo so it is slow.
Some wonky choices - being rectified in the next release.
No creatures or treasures available yet.


The Axis of Awesome - Rage of Thrones.

Axis of Awesome - 4 Four Chord Song (with song titles).

Tim Minchin's Storm.

Tripod - Comic Shop.

Tripod - Txt Msgs.

Flight Of The Conchords - Frodo, Don't Wear The Ring (live).

Flight of the Conchords Ep 3 Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros.

Flight of the Conchords - Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor .

Tell the players, make it understood
It ain't no good if there's too much wood
Make sure you know before you go
The dance floor bro-hoe ratio
5 to 1 is a brodeo
Tell Steve and Mark its time to go
Wait outside all night to find
20 dudes in a conga line

Too many dicks on the dance floor
Easy to fix!
Too many dicks on the dance floor
Spread out the dicks!


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Putting this here so people can stop hijacking other threads.


Inspired by the 3 pack of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Worlds End that I received for Christmas... I was thinking of how I would take the plots and turn them into one offs....

Shaun of the dead is very simple I would make it for 4th level adventurers.

- Contagious Zombies invade your home town.
- Rescue your loved ones
- Find somewhere to hold up until help arrives

Hot Fuzz is a probably for 6th-8th level adventurers

- Appointed to the to guard in a boring quiet town due to some political machinations
- Lots of people dieing of accidents
- Things start to get suspicious
- cable of elders cleansing the town
- epic fight at the end.


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Merry Christmas from Canberra Australia.


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Hello all, I was inspired by Tinkergoths thread on the Canberra International Film Festival.

There are a lot of film buffs in the Paizo community and I thought I would start a thread, where we can talk about and recommend non Hollywood films.

I have a soft spot for comedies, and quirky to weird movies, so a lot of my recommendations will be a bit of a head spin...

I will start with my favourite movie from my childhood Storm Boy. It's dated but there is a vast emptiness and loneliness to Australia that the movie highlights so well.


A work friend handed me Enders Game to read. I had already consigned Card to my don't bother I disagree with the authors politics and beliefs bin. In return I handed him the Chronicles of Amber.

Being polite I promised I would read it, unfortunately for me I dislike the book because where I would be able to forgive laziness, stereotypes and a predictable plot, because I have a soft spot for any scifi, I find myself bringing a very harsh and critical eye to the book.

I do find some characters interesting enough to finish the book, then I might spoil the rest of the series by reading the synopsis on wiki. So I don't have to wade through more books.

I find the use of the word bugger jarring, it has a few different meanings in Australian English, that in different contexts can be a term of endearment or a deadly insult much like the word bastard.

Has anybody else had outside influences make the works of an author or series of books difficult to read? Did you put them down or struggle on? Was it worth it?


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I have been playing XCom Enemy within it is brilliant and the background is excellent source for a campaign. The game, genetics, cybernetics, aliens, agents, new enemy faction (humans who want to use alien tech to rule the world).

Normally if I was going to run this as a RPG I would use GURPS, but I think Shadowrun would fit better.


The year is 1962 and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear. A top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating a series of mysterious attacks by an enemy more powerful than communism.

Preview.

Looks interesting.


Is it possible to combine Alchemical weapon, with Explosive Missile and up close and deadly?


The SoccerRoos are through to Brazil, well done lads. Great game of soccer, some very tense moments.

Well played Iraq, lots of talented young players I think they will have an excellent team in the future.


Amphlett died on 21 April 2013 at her home in New York City after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 53. Because she also suffered from multiple sclerosis, Amphlett had been unable to have radiation treatment or chemotherapy for the cancer.

Rock on in the afterlife Chrissy.


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Unsatisfied with this world? This book will help you create your own.


wyvern (n.)
c.1600, formed (with excrescent -n) from Middle English wyver (c.1300), from Anglo-French wivre, from Old North French form of Old French guivre "snake," from Latin vipera "viper" (see viper). In heraldry, a winged dragon with eagle's feet and a serpent's barbed tail


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Was the destruction of the Death Star an inside job?.


This is the first time I am ever going to do a proper conversion of a module...

I was trying to work out the encounter level and reading through the module it recommends 10 1st level characters to 5 3rd level characters.

So is this really a 3-6 level module for 4-5 players?


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Ancient Worlds: The Spartans.

NSFW (Some Nudity and Violence)


Merry Christmas Paizo staff and community, from Brisbane Australia.

It is a beautiful hot and sunny day, lunch is being prepared and Santa has visited.

I hope you all have a safe fun and happy festive season.

T8D


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The Milky Way viewed from the Southern Hemisphere.


Hello all,

Friends of ours who moved to Australia from the US are having a Thanksgiving BBQ, I was thinking it would be nice to bring something that is traditionally served on thanksgiving.

I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions?

It's almost summer here, it will be in the park, I wouldn't mind getting a game of American football going but I think only our friends husband and I (Go the Redskins) understand (me very badly) the rules.

I don't have any equipment for baseball.....cricket being the countries stick and ball game.

Is there anything else you guys do on thanksgiving?


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They have found the oldest D20 yet... its from Ptolemaic Period Egypt.

Link to the io9 article.


I have noticed a few new GMs floating about. I thought we could chip in with and provide some tips.

1. If everybody is having fun then you are doing it right! That is to say if it works for your group, then you are not having bad/wrong fun.

2. Set expectations before anybody sits down.... This goes for players and GMs

for example:

This game may have some sexual content, there may be demons, and there may be gory bloody sacrifice and my combat descriptions are vivid.

or

I would prefer no swearing at the table, I would also like no sexual themes or anything that I might find religiously offensive.

3. Player/GM behaviour is also a good thing to be negotiated.... you might like to discourage racist, sexist "jokes" discussions about religion, sport, or politics during game time.... I have been penalised xp at times for Monty Python, Blackadder and Red Dwarf quotes.

4. Let the players know in advance the level of lethality you plan to use.

For example:

I roll my dice in front of you. If the random wandering the Kobold with the butter knife crits and kills you you are dead. I don't fudge in favour of the players or monsters.

Or

I will generally make sure that there are no insignificant deaths in the game.

6. Let players know well in advance if contribution for food and drink is required.

If you are playing at somebodies place its nice to bring some food.. Something as simple as a litre of milk or a loaf of bread and some cheese to replace the milk you use in the coffee and the toasted cheese sandwiches you eat.

7. Be respectful of your hosts... Say hello to significant others and thank them for the use of their space.

8. Understand that real life can make things hard for players to make a game. Have alternatives if you cant get a full crew.... Either NPC those that cant make it or break out some boardgames.


I am thinking of preparing a one shot adventure to use if our regular DM is ever away.

I am going with an all evil Drow adventure. The premise is they are part of the garrison of a small trading settlement a long way from the main Drow city.

The Settlement gets attacked and they have to flee to safety or fight their way out.

I am going to have pregens for most classes and many of the archetypes (I have Hero Lab so this is not a problem for me).

I am thinking of making the characters 6th level.

What is the appropriate level of starting money for 6th level characters.

I was thinking Urdefhan or Ghouls as the attackers... Are there any other creepy suggestions.

How many encounters would be right for a 4 hour game?


My daughters love this show - Its funny and educational...

There is a series of books as well...

Charles II: King of Bling .


I am thinking of playing a gun slinger based on an English Highwayman (More Plunket & McLean than Adam Ant) it has that gothic feel with tricorn hats and Mary Shelly.

I am going for the charismatic highway robber. Holding up coaches and relieving the rich of their valuables.

The GM is ok with me using both the pistolero and mysterious stranger archetypes. Is it worth dipping into any other classes.

I like making effective but flavourful characters.

So far - half elf, pistolero, mysterious stranger, with the rich parents trait and the rescued trait from the CC players guide.

Any suggestions on how should I proceed when I level and what feats I should choose.


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Monte recreates Rolemaster as an entirely app based RPG - all books character sheets and combat is run via IOS an Android apps for tablets, phones and pcs. No books required just turn up with your phone or tablet and game on.


link to iO9 article


I love podcasts and I listen to a lot of them. I thought I might do some reviews of the podcasts I think are worth subscribing to.

If you have podcasts you like and want to share feel free to review them here.

The first podcast I am going to review is the one that got me hooked into the podcast world.

The History of Rome.

I first picked this podcast up around episode 20ish as I was looking for info on running a Rome based Adventure.

The host Mike Duncan is warm, enthusiastic and has a laconic wit, that makes the podcast very entertaining.

I immediately went back to the first episode and started listening to the whole series. The first few episodes do have some problems with audio quality, some starting nerves and Mike is still sorting out the format of the podcast.

Once Mike settles in and gets comfortable as a host you will not be able to stop listening.

The podcasts goal is to go from the founding of Rome to the Fall of the Western Empire... (Sadly this is getting very close) Occasionally Mike has episodes on social and military aspects of Roman history to help give a grounding in the time period.

I give The History of Rome Podcast a 9/10.

Links

The History of Rome.

THoR is available on iTunes.


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The 25th Reich looks so bad it could be a lot of fun. LINK .


This looks hilariously insane DANGER 5 . It starts Monday on Australian television.


I can't link as I am on my phone. It's a good review.


I have noticed that when I am viewing my posts in the Fawtl thread from my iPhone, my avatar is not the dwarf I selected.

When I look at in edit it is the dwarf.


In Lord of the Rings Online - you can play Monsters, (Orcs, Spiders and Wargs) in a special PVP area - I have only had an hour or two playing it but it was a lot of fun even I was killed a lot of times by Freepeoples raiding or the lack of co-ordination by my fellow Orcs.

Would it be possible to set up Monster Player Zones where players could take on the roles of monsters of appropriate levels. The difference between facing an AI and an human would make the game very interesting.

Monster Players could advance into the higher areas by building up reputation for killing players.


First things first Go the Wallabies....

The USA are in the same pool and will have a tough time of it. I can see them loosing against Ireland, winning against Russia, coming very close against Italy and being used as a warm-down match by Australia.

My wish is a drop goal win for the Wallabies over the All Blacks in the last 30 seconds... My second wish is that any team other than South Africa or England win the same way.


A lot of people have said that there was buzz that WotC were going to make a big anoucement and then nothing happened...... I wonder what they might have announced?


Hmm wild speculation but isn't Pathfinder a wildly successful fantasy game?

Edited - thanks TH :-)


I am wondering if you can make a viable character out of a multi class Summoner Cavalier...

If you make the edilon the cavs mount... unfortunately you end up with a redundant mount.

Flavour wise if you can create a wyrm like creature that allows you to fight in dungeons then you have "fixed" one of the Cavs problems.

Are there any suggestions?


Article on io9 Playing Magic: The Gathering as an RPG

A possible (far in the future) version 5E?

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