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/tg/ adventure artists

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- Sat, 19 Dec 2015 21:00:38 EST pk1prMV3 No.27856
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When my group meets, I like to use my fancy note to draw up scenes and characters from our adventures.

If you also draw pictures like this, post them! I would love to see them.

This is the cover page for our Dresden Files RPG.
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Clara Crenkinlig - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:40:06 EST qOuaqtCx No.27928 Reply
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I remember you posting about this in /vg/. Same game where you punched out John Cena right? Seems like a good time

My buddy made us our own tokens for our Dark Heresy game on roll20. Dr Hermann Van Graff is mine. I speak like Henry Killinger from venture brothers and wear a high quality gas mask all the time. I have saved many lives with my magic murder bag
AC !QqL8nX9URE - Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:02:47 EST wO1s9Jrm No.27931 Reply
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Yeah you inspired me to make some posts here.

Session 2

We loot the corpses taking some javelins and gear, then let the rat lead the way as he sneaks ahead to scout shit out for us. He climbs up the last group of steps leading above deck. He gets caught again and squeaks loudly to let us know he's coming back with agro. As each orc walks down the steps we stay hidden behind them and cut their ankles out one at a time. By the end there was like 10 dead orcs all stacked up like cord-wood. We reach the deck and two orc shaman start casting spells. They cause dazzling rays of light to shine upon their leader, an orc bard dressed as Elvis with an electric guitar with a giant axe blade on one end and a microphone on the other. Our first round we focus most of our attacks on the orcs we can see. We realized we fucked up when an orc berserker drops from the crows nest down onto our healer. The battle is really going badly, a few of us are knocked out, our sneaky rats hand cross bow broke on a bad crit, our healer has like 2 hp left. Our rat then decides to ruin everything. This goofy fuck decides to throw a javelin into melee at the orc berseker to maybe draw his agro away from Suds. He refuses to take the aiming penalty so as not to kill our healer and of course he throws the fucker right into the healers back, killing him. Plot Dog manages to save us through a bit of DM fudging and we defeat Orc Elvis. I got to take the +1 great axe and still use it. My perform is pretty low though so I can't exactly play it. As we are wondering how we can get our party back to dry land and maybe back to the plot a fucking Kraken appears from a whirlpool, sucking suds's viking pyre up and trying to kill us too. We jump into a dinghy and we doggy paddle that shit to a nearby beach.

RIP in Pepperoni Suds...
Cyril Tootwater - Wed, 20 Oct 2021 01:59:27 EST loQD2jtv No.29727 Reply
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Is this a /tg/-related art thread?
If so, I'm in...

DND in my MTG

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- Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:59:18 EST Wca70fny No.29594
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So I just found out this is a thing.
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Beatrice Blettingfuck - Fri, 20 Aug 2021 21:46:56 EST tuqopmVD No.29702 Reply
Nothing that started in an Un-set should ever make it into the main game. This includes dice, Timmy Power Gamer, and graft or whatever it was that was basically just Mutate.

Rules Light Oversaturation

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- Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:54:57 EST W4qHBNQR No.29530
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Why are there so many "rules light" indie systems? I jive with rules lite stuff, but it seems so over saturated at the moment. To the point where some of them lack so much crunch that they're just campfire stories. Thoughts?
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Jenny Pammerlock - Fri, 23 Apr 2021 15:16:23 EST c98PN4LN No.29686 Reply
It's not quite right though to say lighter rules automatically means there isn't a heavy game focus or it's all narrative. Pre 3rd edition rules had a big comeback in the past 10 years. They're much lighter in rules than 3rd or 4th and also much more clear wargames and dungeon exploration games. An advantage to a lighter system is you can actually proper challenge your players because they won't hysterically cry over hours of lost work if their characters die. idk, my experience of pathfinder players is they're become offended if you ask them what light source they're using in a dark cave and get angry at challenging combats, real low player skill outside of character building tbh.
Martha Dollernat - Fri, 03 Sep 2021 22:55:49 EST VULxri+P No.29711 Reply
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Ginger female elfs are swell!
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Alice Chocklefock - Tue, 07 Sep 2021 02:52:32 EST e9pb9aUM No.29712 Reply
I think the best way to make something genuinely new is with a rules-light system. When you try to cover all the bases and simulate every situation, you're basically doing the same thing that every other crunch-heavy system does, even if you do it a bit differently. But a lot of rules-light systems aren't doing anything new, they're just ultralight D&D, everyone keeps remaking Tunnels&Trolls but none of them are actually as good as Tunnels&Trolls.

Sorcery and Mages!

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- Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:29:03 EST uujpKFWA No.27302
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What are some books, wikis, lore, stories, games, documentations, whatever about sorcery, wizards and all that is magic?
I'm interested in all kinds of magic schools, systems and spells.

Dominions 4, Stone Soup, DnD and Mtg are all examples of fantastic spells and the magic behind them.
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Nicholas Honeyshaw - Sat, 07 Nov 2020 23:10:08 EST e2017v1y No.29641 Reply
That would be fun. btw just saw Doom Patrol. Flex Mentallo is in it!
Edward Dartman - Mon, 23 Aug 2021 05:36:26 EST nmn15ccb No.29704 Reply
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Angel Artificer counts as a mage
Hugh Pandersork - Wed, 25 Aug 2021 10:00:46 EST VVLW2/2O No.29705 Reply
I recommend a couple things for inspiration if you want an urban/more modern fantasy bent. The first is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which is styled after a Georgian-era English novel a la Jane Austen. "English Magic" used to be big, now it's a purely academic pursuit undertaken by wealthy, stuffy nobs, until the titular characters come along and start using it in the war against Napoleon. It's less 'i cast magic missile' and more 'i make a 14th century statue tell me its secrets', with Faustian deals with fae thrown in for fun.

The other is the Bartimaeus trilogy. Magicians get their power from demons, who are really sapient entities of entropic chaos from another dimension but have developed the demonic shtick as a result of humans summoning them to do their dirty work for millennia. The trilogy is largely told from the point of view of one of these demons over the course of a fledgling magician's career. Magic use in JS&MN is kept pretty vague, but the Bartimaeus books are very up front about the ritualistic aspect of using pentagrams, runes, incantations and all that jazz. Good reads.

Magic in the Discworld books is a lot of fun; it's basically fantasy radiation.
Doing magic too much in a given area permeates said area with it, leading to weird shit like animals talking, time being distorted and the borders between dimensions getting frayed. One of the main recurring characters of the series is the librarian of the wizard school who was zapped into an orangutan early on and simply rolled with it.
What really makes it fun is that Pratchett worked as a PR guy for nuclear power for a while.

The Game of Go

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- Tue, 16 Mar 2021 18:54:03 EST 5MuAPzcf No.29680
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Does anyone here play go? I want to get into it but I have no one to play with. It's something I'd like to teach my kid when he gets old enough.

Let's talk about Go.
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Reuben Fadgewill - Sat, 26 Jun 2021 19:52:38 EST xgS1AsMs No.29692 Reply
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That's silly
Sybok - Fri, 02 Jul 2021 00:19:46 EST 1uORlTMI No.29693 Reply
I play Go (though I'm not particularly skilled). If you want to play with others your best bet would be to download an app on your phone or tablet that supports online matches. Of course it's much funner to play in person... but I don't have to tell you that your chances of finding someone you know who plays or wsnts to learn are pretty slim
Lydia Snodfuck - Tue, 20 Jul 2021 07:53:13 EST c0k2D7YL No.29694 Reply
anyone on online-go.com??

I am just don't wanna share my username, someone share theirs so I can add?

Tarot source material

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- Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:14:21 EST 8fFLgVYM No.29690
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I'm looking for good source material on the game that can be played with tarot and the occult for shits n gigs if you have a rec.
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"We're Hip. We're Cool. We Throw Dice." - Companies

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- Sat, 05 Oct 2019 13:23:44 EST kHFm3y/Z No.29359
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So we've had Old Spice with the "Gentleman" class (https://twitter.com/oldspice/status/961362988019064832) and we've had Wendy's recently introduce "Feast Of Legends" at NYCC which is an entire ruleset of its own and a clear continuation of sassy Wendy's lashing out at other fast food franchises. (https://www.feastoflegends.com/)

Am I missing any? What do you think about the backlash of people crying about sexist terms or bitching about it being publicity stunts?
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Reuben Fingerdale - Sat, 27 Mar 2021 06:28:48 EST tuqopmVD No.29681 Reply
If there were a Taco Bell RPG I would hope it's all futuristic ala Demolition Man.
Henry Fanningdock - Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:07:42 EST u14ORQ3z No.29683 Reply
>Demolition Man
Sounds like a good way to describe what Taco Bell does to your insides. Roll vs Diarreah.
John Hankinteg - Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:26:15 EST sLVBR7yl No.29699 Reply
Late stage capitalism nb

Dungeons and Dragons and Drugs

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- Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:12:21 EST 267vk4VI No.29676
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Hoping to run a Theater-of-the-Mind game where all players take psychedelics (or another type of drug) and the GM and his assistants are trip sitters. Can be D&D or any other system. Considering what psychedelics work best with TTRPGs. Preferably in person with a rules-light system where GM roles most if not all the dice.

How would you go about doing that?
Prep. Execution. Clean up.
Rebecca Brablingham - Sun, 07 Mar 2021 10:02:34 EST Yql8wLAq No.29677 Reply
Make it light on combat and give them options. Make sure there isn't a tight script so much as antagonists and allies with motivations and objectives and a "default" situation that necessitates player intervention (and happens if they're ineffective).

If you're doing with D&D use the planescape setting and make the fights relatively simple and avoidable. Though for 5th edition it'd need some tweaks and that's a lot of work, so either it's got to be a one shot. Therisk is that planescape requires the players have different values and goals so you need to make sure they can handle the conflict, or give them premades who will chafe but can get along rather than tear at each other's throats. Or use the inspiration and philosophical angle but avoid that aspect. If you're not afraid of being cliche, have them undertake a spirit quest where their characters take drugs, then they're roleplaying as high characters while high, of course if this creates some weird RP that may result in their character changing as a result of the trip. Might be a bit too fourth wall.

Three Chess Strategems

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- Tue, 10 Nov 2020 03:23:49 EST oqYTqAnD No.29645
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What's a Chessmaster, a Chess Scholar, and a Chess Savante?

A chessmaster has mastered chess strategy and knows the game of the board, making them a compulsive eye towards victory in predictable, set, established styles, marked by "Can I?" towards the contemplation of a challenge, with the response determining acceptance.

A chess scholar has never played chess, once, even online, but has studied the game through rules and manuals and histories, and never named their own form or else dead, the killing blow from another chess scholar. A chess scholar can always beat a chessmaster, by getting them to play chess, the better the chess player, the easier the victory. They are marked by "Can't I?" from contemplation from a challenge, their retreat determined by the response.

A chess savante has been schooled by their father, with a particular set of strategies imparted by the father watching the child's strategy and refusing to attempt to win, until the child watches the father's strategy and the pair trade, manipulating a chess scholar to place them with chessmasters as partners as chaff, taking chess players as bitches and punking chess scholars, the form being prison chess. The sign of a chess savante is, "Can't it, but should I?" at the sign one has been spotted, the signal that they haven't beaten their father at chess, hence they are dangerous.

All three strategies function along a triple set of concepts, the historical figure of the player in the other player's mind, the scenario the figure has been placed in to align or disalign the other player, and the reference to the scenario of setting placed into the other player as the enhancer of self placing the prior pair. This determines the transformative individual that you are placing into the other player, the benefit to the other player, and the tactical wit one is taking over the other player for the image forever after from that individual, among those that the first strategy touches with the benefit, or removes with the penalty.

The key to each strategy, is knowing how to break it. Only the father that taught chess, can remove the savante, by allowing the child to win, for a bet, typically a dowry for a marriage, to release the child from savantism in exchange for money for their children and family, the father's grand children, the savante meant for a spy, intelligence, counter-intelligence, or espionage agent (in various stages of criminality and legitimacy, a spy being a guerilla, intelligence being a criminal, counter-intelligence being standard intelligence officers, and espionage agents being established mercenaries that protect their past work through their acts).

A chess scholar can be defeated by a strategy being renamed, thus naming the chess scholar something else, on the board. As you've noticed, the chess scholar hasn't played, and can't play, so you need a savante, to drop the change play into the right zone, for the benefit to touch the chess scholars in the range of the individual invoked, therefore your position is visible as the victims touched with benefit, hence they have to demote and play chess, to survive, disenlisting.

A chessmaster is defeated by the challenge to play another live human being as a piece, by a chess scholar, always invoking Berenger's Syndrome in some form, known as a police brutality victim, a prison rape victim, a mob jump victim, a media piece victim, or otherwise a black slave from the Confederate era, also a Wiccan psychiatric victim (a Buddhist form of Confederate logic, despised by the Yakuza, Catholic Japanese that target Tong, Triads, Korean law informants, and Mossad Judeaken, other Catholic orders targeting Wiccans, namely the Order of St. Ignatius engaging, an order of German logicians made up of remedial students of literature). In each case, the piece, will commit fraud, the breaking of the piece's code, therefore undoing the plans of the chessmaster, the grander the plan, the more disastrous and public the defeat of the chessmaster. This is performed by a chess scholar, invoking the Yakuza, the association that violence should only be used on those that use violence in the course of social politics, and assert that this is the just case jurisprudence of society. A confirmed hit, will result in 'fail' being reported from the chessmaster, and the game will ensue. Most importantly, one does not have to directly invoke the code, to hide one's hand.

And there you have the magnificent bastards of chess.
Matilda Pobblecocke - Sat, 16 Jan 2021 03:44:06 EST yb657Rur No.29672 Reply
How do you chess? ♔♕♖♗♘♙♚♛♜♝♞♟

Failing my Dex checks

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- Sun, 07 Jul 2019 03:59:32 EST Z0IhxLiI No.29195
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PC had a bad experiences at today's sessions.
  • Slipped and crashed on a wooden bed frame.
  • Knocked a tray over and it broke on the concrete floor.
  • Dropped a ladle of soup at the dining table with the king.
All minor things but it added up. Damn the dice! Last time I have a low dex PC.
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Nicholas Honeyshaw - Sat, 07 Nov 2020 23:17:42 EST e2017v1y No.29643 Reply
GMs are vengeful gods. Rocks fall, everyone dies.
Ernest Mopperhall - Thu, 17 Dec 2020 21:55:33 EST SDvUk1pj No.29661 Reply
We found a pot of brown goop in a cauldron over a fireplace. My cleric is interested in alchemy and herbalism but isn't skilled in these fields so he can't identify it. The party wants to move along but I really want to know what this stuff is so I dip my sickle and it immediately calcifies on the blade. Fascinated I foolishly start scratching it off with my fingers but I failed a dex check and cut myself. I took 5d8 poison damage and start hallucinating the mother of all bad trips. The fighter and bard do what they can to keep me alive while the rogue starts dipping her crossbow bolts.

Mindflayer soup; not even once.
Fuck Hennerfure - Thu, 31 Dec 2020 14:02:30 EST ANQWLn4b No.29666 Reply
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>while the rogue starts dipping her crossbow bolts
mmm projectile drugs

Warhammer 40,000 Chapter Master

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- Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:33:06 EST mCMdgato No.27492
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Chapter Master is a space marine chapter management game. Each marine can be customized and load outs changed. Vehicles and weapons can be produced. And trading between factions of the Imperium is possible.

The game is still in Alpha, but its already gained serious momentum and builds are coming out every other week. It Does have some bugs. So Save often.
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Brain Games

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- Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:31:51 EST TaHyZcv7 No.29579
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So i've gotten this motivation to play games that stimulate my mind. I am search for other analogs that take a bit of brain power to play. Got a small list below, but I would really like to get some additional suggestions. K thx

I have been alternating between:
Crossword Puzzle
Mahjong Solitaire
Alice Fecklefoot - Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:44:44 EST YDa73dP/ No.29607 Reply
Logic puzzles
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Graham Fuckingwill - Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:53:58 EST uVEq2ciq No.29630 Reply
The Campaign for North Africa

I have pinpoinnted the exact card whose design started MTGs descent into power creep bullshit

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- Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:56:58 EST 8l2jKlXA No.29506
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It all starts with watchwolf. A 3/3 for 2 now seems like trash, but in 9th edition this was fucking unheard of. Creatures with more power than converted mana cost always had some drawback. Cant block, can only attack under certain circumstances, has to attack every round, upkeep, is removed at the end of round, always something.

This motherfucker is the exact point where the game broke and turned into bullshit.
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Wesley Bamblenine - Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:29:07 EST R5cdZOyx No.29624 Reply
>I can't get behind rarity entirely as an offset to mana cost
Not defending it, it's part of their monetary model though and it's what they've always done.

Well that and really crazy cool cards are rare. I remember having the wiitigo. That thing was a 0/0 that started with 6 +1/+1 tokens on it and gained them if they had attacked or blocked since your last upkeep but lost one if not. For 7 mana it was okay in a format where 4 got you a 3/3 or maybe 2/2 flying if you were blue.
Jarvis Blizzleman - Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:13:39 EST ysdeI9zS No.29626 Reply
Agreed about 2 set blocks. The third set was almost always something completely different, even Weatherlight had fuck all to do with Mirage and Visions.

Photo dump

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- Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:01:25 EST wZFkv/n1 No.29131
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I just bought a used laptop off eBay. The user account was locked, but I managed to get it open. The HD is 99% empty, but there are a series of photos and notes. I'm going to dump them here as I find them.

Or: An impromptu campaign setting design thread, as created by a folder in a file dump I forgot existed.

There is no note for this picture. Just the filename "The Professor". The other filenames correspond to headings in a text file.
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Lydia Sinnertatch - Thu, 19 Dec 2019 14:35:29 EST kHFm3y/Z No.29416 Reply
Not popular enough, if you ask me. I remember after years of playing fantasy games I really started yearning for something more realistic or at least modern. Unfortunately I had one asshole in the group who couldn't ever part with his dumb fucking self-insert elf.
Nathaniel Cipperlerk - Sun, 05 Jan 2020 00:21:45 EST MVcGU3+H No.29425 Reply
After years of swords&sorecry RPG, I realise that a lot of that has modern equivalences. Plus you can always make it "Hollywood physics" eg. only a flesh wound

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