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I can't tell you why, but I can offer advice on how to take this and make it into a positive.
The player's character can no long function as a PC, so have him retire it and bring in a new character, but you keep his sheet.
Run a couple of high action, low plot adventures, play up the dangers and lack of reward of the mercenary life, and advance the time line about 5 years.
Then re-introduce that guys PC as the campaign big bad guy. He has set up the organisation, and is now vastly rich and powerful, because of the charter he stole from the PCs. They have a reason to hate him, so when other enemies of the BBEG decide they need a weapon to use against him, because they fear he is out to do something supremely stupid or dangerous, they look to the PCs as their tool
It is a Laundry files joke about K-Syndrome. It is a disease suffered by sorcerers who perform mythos magic simply by running through the mathematics in their heads. If you think to hard about the underlying math, you end up openning min worm holes to other realities, where not nice things live. Those things eat out little chunks of the sorcerers brain. The disease presents like CJD.
So I've been thinking really hard about the implications of the church-turing proof...So I've been thinking really hard about the implications of the church-turing proof...So I've been thinking really hard about the implications of the church-turing proof...So I've been thinking really hard about the implications of the church-turing proof....
Wow...Hama, are those the weapons your currently using, or are they what your referring to as boffers? Because they are gaffers(short for gaffer tape weapon). I haven't seen gaffers in 20 years, and they where coming to the end of their life in british Larping even then.
Here in the UK we generally use latex skinned weapons, with a silicon coating. and [url=http://www.lightarmoury.co.uk/index.php/product-gallery]Light Armouries have some examples of entry level weaponry in the European hobby.
Last weekend was event nine of Empire, by profound Decisions. It is the industry leading fest LARP in the UK. E9 had 1500 people in attendance. With two battles and some 20+ liniers it had its fair share of combat, but to say it is a combat focused event is pretty far of the mark. There are numerous games within it (senate, religion, magic [politic], magic [dealing with eternals], ritual magic, trade, crafting,international deplomacy,and the military.) I'll post some photos when I get home.
So I tend to play evil characters. They arn't bay at the moon, comic crazy evil for the most part,nor are they objectivist randroids(thought I do occationally go there), but they arn't good people by any stretch of the imagination.
Most of them tend to see themselves as okay people or even heroic. Certainly there actions are necessary in there mind. I play evil like very much like we have sat down to play "the wire" rpg.
So when the good and neutral characters in the group start doing stuff like burning the toes of captured enemies to stop them running away, I can't but help think that maybe the racist beating my character character doled or there little criminal organisation with its drug dealing, protection racket and prostitution ring, are somewhere in the range of neutral activities in our game world.
High School Harem Comedy looks freaking hilarious. Yandere all the way, every time...Every. Time.
OMG yes! The opportunity to play a Yandere character would be so much fun.
"But Akio-kun, this way we can be together forever." *Snuggles up to the bound young man, then pulls the cord attatched to the lid of the chest freezer, so it closes them in together.*
Maid has some "adult themes"; I would recommend OVA, which just released an updated version of its rules. It's a pretty flexible system, with a fairly simple dice mechanic.
From what I have read of maid, those 'adult themes' are entirely at the Ecchi end of the spectrum. They are about as 'adult' as an episode of Ranma 1/2 or a 'carry on' film.
Our experiences couldn't really be more different. Fate has basically become my system of choice.
If there isn't a good reason I want to use a specific system for a game concept, such a strong system/theme ties, or a mechanical conceit I really want to explore, then I use fate to do it. It's flexibility, player engagement with the environment and speed make it a no brainer.
In fact, other than trying out a few indie games, their are only a handful of games currently that can drag me away from it as a GM.
- Warhammer fantasy role-play (nostalgia)
What with Call of Cthulhu and Trail of Cthulhu, I have never seen a need for it. The only real area it might be useful (i.e. superpulpie games)can now be covered with Fate, thanks to the Achtung! Cthulhu Fate hack by Modiphius. I guess, given the thematic differences between pathfinder as a system and the setting, my question would be; "why do it?"
Christopher Dudley wrote:
it plays like fate, which is to say, that if you get it, it is easily the most rewarding RPG experience you can have, but if you don't I imagine it is pretty rubbish.
Christopher Dudley wrote:
I am, but the only game I have mentioned I that i discovered through them was base raiders. I didn't mention eclipse phase, which I did discover through them.
All of the GUMSHOE games are pretty cool. My favorite is Trail of Cthulhu, of course, but I think the GUMSHOE monster book "The Book of Unremitting Horror" is one of the creepiest monster books I own.
The stuff on spectres for wraith: the oblivion is creepier in my opinion, but not by much.
James Jacobs wrote:
I actually think this is missing a trick. There is game to be had in their only being one economy, and PCs utterly destroying it. ;)
The "money in the root of all fun: economics in gaming" panel from gencon this year is definitely worth a listen.
Aubrey the Malformed wrote:
Audrey, I grew up in trade. 'white van man' was the people my father worked with and drank with. My dad was a 'white van man'though a very atypical one, a plumber who trained as a chemist before that. My opinion of 'white van man' does not derive from liberalism. It derives from hour upon tedious hour in their presence. From listening to them spouting opinions I could identify as moronic as early as seven years old.
It is my experience that are a lot of men, who make their living in trade in Essex who are decent people, and there are a lot who are really nasty people, but hte vast majority lack the educational basis to understand anything other than their trade, and a RABID disinterest in changing that, and a equally rabid interest in maintaining their world view through the red tops.
If anything, my feeling on the matter are a failing of my higher self. Being self analytical, I consider it very much a right leaning line of thinking, one I am not entirely comfortable with. It is an emotional judgement, based on anecdotal experience. Pretty much the antithesis of the way I aspire to form my thoughts on such matters.
Sissyl: Not it really wouldn't be a joke.
Scotland is doing it by the book, and that is great, but it is a book that is going to make things worse.
A yes vote will destroy relations between the English and the Scots, largely because 'white van man' is a moron, but the effect will be the same. Years of old national hatreds will very likely re-surface. The red tops will scream in rage, and the big three will use it as an excuse to do everything they can to scupper the split and scotlands chances at long term viability. Out leaders are vindictive toff [censored]s, who will be personally insulted by a yes vote
But there are many English people who actually support Scottish independence, and a electoral process in which people from all parts of the UK get to vote, and in which independence was one would be far easier to defend from the awful human being with power in this country.
Regardless of considering it a little odd that a decision that effects all UK residents only gets to be voted on by a portion of them,I broadly support Scottish independence. I'm just really not keen on what it is going to mean for England. Scots MPs represent a liberalizing force, which have managed over the years to keep westminster some what closer to representative that it otherwise would be be thanks to the first past the post. If scotland becomes indepentant, we can look forwards to decades of rule by the conservatives and ukip. That is not a nation I want to live in. Ironically, that makes scotland pretty much the most attractive place in the world for me to go and live. Political climate I am happy to engage with and be governed by. Potentially nationalised oil industry providing the money for an extensive program of civil society and research funding, a nation that will actually fund education... Yeah, a yes vote is a vote for me to move to scotland :D
Both .epub and .azw have positive points. Both are certainly fine for casual users. However, for a user who wants to actually make use of the the document, as opposed to just read it, there is a significant adventage to PDF.
Also both formats lack the near ubiquity of PDF.
As for dungeonscape, I'll believe in its existance when it turns up. WotC do not have a great track record with Major IT projects.
While discussing the intricacies of piracy as an ethical dilemma, specifically regarding the idea that it is theft, I did poss the idea that lending and borrowing are as ethically unsound and that it was dangerous to refer to piracy as theft, lest we all be consider thieves. Because that is where the logic(in the absence of other factors) leads us.
I did also point out, under a rather specific and arcane circumstance, that just because something is unlawful, does not mean that it is unjust.
Neither of these is to say that Piracy is ethical, or even 'not unethical'
Even if it where, it would still not be advocacy for piracy, because Piracy is against the law, and laws should be followed in all but the most extreme cases. There are also really good practical reasons NOT to engage in piracy, from legal repercussions through to virus threat.
Chris Lambertz wrote:
While I am personally in favor of organic thread development, and believe that discussion should be allowed to grow and shift(in fact the most interesting threads often develop out of this, in my opinion) I do understand that paizo mod team has a lower tolerance for it.
Glad to hear you took the knife to the thread for the right reason.
That post was the one that came closest to advocating piracy, and it was a country mile ahead of even my closest statement.
While the way poster phrased his post badly, the core of his argument was valid point, which was not, in point of fact, advocating piracy.
That fact is that, is that their is reason to believe that piracy can drive sales. Which is a point of relevance, when a discussion has turned in part to whether a companies choices regarding digital distribution are sensible or not.
Discussing the nature of piracy(its effects on industry, how industry can deal with it, what constitutes a lost sale, ect.), is not advocating it.
You would be well advised to see what Advocating piracy actually looks like, so that you know the difference. I would suggest reading "steal this article" by Charles Davis, after which you might be better equipped to differentiate.
If it's something other than just PDF's, it's not going to work for me. I have an old iPad (gen 1). I can't upgrade the OS, which means I can't download 99% of new apps. Basically it's a pdf viewer at this point.
Even if you could, I am going to hazard a guess it would fail anyway. I mean, new formats are hard to get right, and for all it faults, there are reasons PDFs are ubiquitous.
You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means ;)