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Chemtrails are clouds

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- Fri, 05 May 2017 14:58:54 EST rvFe97RF No.28532
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How do I find any pen and paper group in Syracause,ny?

I mainly play for fun and my last adventure was with a 12 year old vampire that became so powerful the rest of the party somehow traveled n time to murder her...
Fucking Fabbershit - Mon, 08 May 2017 11:00:52 EST YxfIXNm+ No.28533 Reply
there's a college there, right? look there for some college nerds. put an ad in the paper.

GURPS: PDFs, etc Beyond Core Books

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- Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:24:47 EST CHR6rH0G No.28516
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looking for someone to dump any and all GURPS files they have beyond the free core and lite editions. need to beed up my digital library for a campaign i'm writing. any and all help appreciated (i.e. special rule sets, fantasy, sci-fi, magic, tech, campaigns, anything), thnx.

pic unrelated
DunceMaus - Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:25:44 EST CHR6rH0G No.28517 Reply
beef* up. wtv, you get the picture.

Conclave - Online Multiplayer tabletop RPG

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- Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:25:30 EST HRONNxGK No.27932
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I am hosting a game. You can join now. I am waiting for at least 2 more

You can play in your browser or you can download the desktop client:

Here is the link to my game:

Let's do this
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Hedda Sunkinfuck - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:00:11 EST l72Wh/7l No.28477 Reply
not sure, zandia fucked us over and we never killed the first set of boggarts

Being the DnD guy of the group

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- Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:46:44 EST HXpK6ZWi No.28171
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I recently got a group of my friends interested in playing D&D for the first time. Since i'm the one with the most experience it was kind of expected that I be the DM for the game. I have zero experience running a full game. The world building and story telling part don't cause me concern as much as the numbers part. Someone is going to ask "Can I shoot that guy directly in the eye with my arrow?" and it's going to take 15 minutes for me to look up the specific rule that applies.

Making combat encounters that have adequate xp rewards for players to level often enough worries me.

Is it all really a matter of making sure each player does something in each sort of encounter and giving them a predetermined amount of xp for each night or should the obtaining of xp be purely dictated by the value charts in the book and how many enemies they defeat.

Most situations are dealt with by rolling a d20 and adding a pertinent stat but how are the Difficulty Classes set? Is that purely up to the DM's judgment or is there something in the books for most general situations.

I'm probably going to run 5e but i'm interested in Pathfinder. I only really have experience with 3.5. Does anyone have any good resources or cheatsheets for helping me run this campaign as painlessly as possible? I really want to keep it RP heavy with only the occasional combat encounter to punctuate moments in the story or their adventures.
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Basil Blackbanks - Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:34:47 EST 5ghovzdV No.28254 Reply
Good advice though really I don't mind it being slapstick as long as it doesn't collapse under slapstick.
Basil Brookdale - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:33:54 EST x9XOSvSp No.28507 Reply
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Remember Rule Zero: have fun.
Emma Hinkindock - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:08:38 EST fg2ptQC8 No.28508 Reply
I was the dwarf guy though I think my IP changes sometimes

My group all bailed at the last possible second and were unavailable for ages after. One or two were more into it and one or two have always been flaky as fuck. I burned everything made a new group, we don't have many games because a couple of the younger players are less available but everyone turns up when they say they will and doesn't cancel on the day. I played a bit of dark heresy with most of the previous group and session 1 had 1 player literally drop out on the day, it was a bitch to get to and I'd stressed out getting there in a week when my grandmother had died and I had an interview the next day.

So anyway I am not playing with those people. My current group treats my time like it matters.

So the young ins in my current group and the oldest of my previous group are the limiting factor. I have a friend who plays weekly with a bunch of people his/our age ie 30ish and I envy that. But at least my sessions happen and so far I've not had all but 2 people drop out on the day. If I could find another more available player I'd like to talk one of the other guys in my group into DMing and running a party of 3 more often, because once a month is good and all but a) not that much and b) i want to be a player at some point.

AER Prerelease motherfuckers

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- Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:56:13 EST OO8SeVBa No.28382
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How'd you fags do?
>3-1 at midnight
>4-0 at 2:00pm
>pulled stone cold nothing even though I went through almost half a box of AER

Set sucks for EV but god damn the power level at common is fantastic.
Shit Sungerspear - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:11:40 EST 4pero80g No.28384 Reply
>Set sucks for EV
as long as they have masterpieces, EV is gonna go down. stores are gonna crack tons of packs to try and get a shiny Chalice or something, and that's going to flood the market with all the good rares and uncommons. this is good if you play constructed, but sucks if you draft a lot (unless you're so lucky that you open a masterpiece or two yourself)...

I did 2HG with my GF. we went 3-1. I had a RB aggro deck and she had a WG midrange deck. we didn't open anything crazy either, but you can rack up wins in sealed with just a smooth curve.
Edward Meblingville - Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:22:41 EST OO8SeVBa No.28385 Reply
I was happy to rip 3 of the 2/1 first strike/energy guy and 4 pieces of 3-mana white removal at the midnight prerelease. I didn't even pull much in the realm of sweet casualbait rares, though.
David Babblewater - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:21:44 EST f6b1MR7X No.28505 Reply
you da man, Jhonny!
you pay our bills Jhonny!
you pay our bills!

AEther Revolt

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- Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:34:40 EST 02sCNp/o No.28372
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Consul Improsives against the Rebel's Revolt
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- Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:03:55 EST OpTadZ0A No.28270
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Aetherium, inventions & vehicles!

What do you think of Magic: the Gathering's lastest expansion?
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Ian Blannerkodging - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 01:45:14 EST utu79UH+ No.28459 Reply

Me and a friend have been doing booster tournaments in Magic Workstation for awhile now, usually going linearly up through the editions, and let me assure you that power creep is a very real thing in this game.
Doris Worthinglock - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:53:21 EST +rVxfn67 No.28473 Reply
power creep everything. creatures, planeswalkers, spells. there is no safe aspect

Stat Me /tg/

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- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:42:16 EST jrpkDEtc No.28390
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Please stat TCC-Tan using the following system (or just add input).

7-12 are character creation, you start with 5000 points.

IN exchange I will play her and occasionally update everyone on her progress. I'd really rather do it myself, since I AM going to be playing her, but really it would be wrong to not get any input from you guys. I suggest Flying, so she can ride around on a cloud of bongsmoke.

Name: TCC-Tan
Spent OM:
Proficiencies (0);
Powers (0);
Moves (0);
Super Moves (0);
Items (0);
Bases (0);
Base stats: 0-5, start with ten points total.
Reuben Weshlore - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 18:40:33 EST 02sCNp/o No.28462 Reply
Totally different character when powered up by 'substances'.
Reuben Weshlore - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 18:40:33 EST 02sCNp/o No.28463 Reply
Totally different character when powered up by 'substances'.

First time DM'ing/roleplaying, HELP

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- Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:55:03 EST DixnsZ2w No.27387
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Okay, so my coworkers and I have been considering starting a roleplaying group. It'll probably be 4-6 people including myself. Maybe 2 of these people have prior roleplaying experience. I am not one of them. I have a basic understanding of the underlying systems and goals of a tabletop RPG, but no experience. And I seem to be the only one willing to step into the shoes of the DM. I don't mind this, necessarily, I know it'll be work but I think it could be a lot of fun too.

So we haven't chosen a game yet, I think at the moment we're looking for a more classic DnD style setting. ATM it's between DnD 3.5, DnD 5, and Pathfinder. As DM, I'd like to build my own world, but I'd also like to start off on a few pre-made quests to use the first few sessions to get my own feet wet and get an idea of my player's styles. I have a few ideas for what kind of world I want to build, I think I'd like to keep it generally lighthearted with some obscure references. For example, I think I'd like my characters to find a magical artifact, "the stone of Cecil" which, when used (once per day at most), will play an eery quote from Welcome to Nightvale that I'll select before each session. There will also definitely be a king who insists on being called "The King Formerly Known As The Prince". I'd also like to experiment with dipping into various genres for short story arcs later on, for example maybe a lovecraftian horror arc, so I'd like the rules to be flexible and able to support that kind of thing.

So, I'm looking for suggestions on which game to use, what books/accessories I should grab, and any tips for worldbuilding and DM'ing in general. Can you help me out, /TG/? I present you with a coupon for a free marijuana in return
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Phineas Ceddledag - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:44:36 EST 7kxOobZI No.28443 Reply
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DM here, check out Critical Role and High Rollers on Youtube, two groups of fun peoples playing DnD 5e and Matt Mercer of critical role is an awesome story teller and voice actor for Blizzard and stuff and they both have some videos on getting started with DMing andRPing in general. Mostly just keep in mind that the goal isnt to "win" the game, there isnt really a "win" you just play. so many insufferable min-maxing "my dude is the best" players that ruin all the fun DONT BE ONE OF THESE. The fun of roleplaying is found in your characters weaknesses not their strengths. also halflings are awesome, lotr hobbits are not the same thing as DnD halflings.
Frederick Sallynudge - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:27:07 EST TRkMskEm No.28460 Reply
play 5e and dont make your world so goofy and random. Make it straight faced and then when silly shit happens which it will itll be refreshing and funny
Polly Dammlesteck - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 18:29:47 EST 6QXslK5a No.28461 Reply
I've actually got a 5th edition campaign off the ground. I'm well out of practicing at the NPC/role playing stuff but the mechanical stuff is super easy to run if you read the DMG stuff on encounter building. I tend to avoid having repeats of the same fight. I also avoid "random encounter tables" I prepare a few encounters that are just there to throw at the players for a given session. Some related to the main plot, some just world building. Don't put stuff you don't actually want the players to encounter. Sure there's hill giants near the starting village, okay but the players don't cross their paths until they are strong enough to not get 1 shot. Or if you want to throw extremely lethal encounters don't trust players to know they can't win. That's relying on metagaming based on knowledge they may not have. Just tell them outright "this thing will destroy you and your characters know it". And make sure the challenge is avoiding it.

As I said I feel my role playing shit is a bit shaky (not awful though because they've not turned into murder hobos but actually solve problems with diplomacy and guile pretty often) but I've had my party on the edge of their seats in quite a few fights. Except the one where they scouted the area, pre planned and essentially using fire and surprise, hearded 12 sleeping bandits into a blender made of cloud of daggers and spike growth spells. I will say that the first few levels are very dangerous for characters so play it safe at first.

I tend to override treasure tables and pick very slowly but your mileage will vary. Remember magic items in 5th edition are precious. No obligatory. My characters will start getting +1 shit around level 5. +3 with another effect is a legendary item because everything is more compressed now. I might give them all a top tier class defining iconic weapon later on but I intend to make it part of a quest which ties into their own back or side stories.

If you've got preconceptions it's important to remember that critical 20s and 1s only apply to combat and there's no critical miss (I personally like 20 always makes a saving throw and 1 always fails but for skill checks I'd advise 20 just being 20 and 1 just being 1). This has the following "awful" effects. Don't make people do checks for stuff unless there's a consequence for failure, or if failure or success are possible. And yeah, I'd say play it straight, the comedy will take care of itself. Or if you do comedy, do it very subtly.
>I'm a fat old wizard and I want to jump to the moon and can do 1 in 20 times without magic
>I'm a master acrobat and want to walk on a 4 inch wide balance beam indoors with no distractions, wind or items weighing me down but will fall off about once per 2 minutes.

The lack of critical miss means the following isn't applicable
>wizard can barely use a sword, will drop his sword on his foot once per 2 minutes
>level 20 fighter, pinnacle of martial prowess, stabs own eye every 30 seconds due to higher attack rate.

If you insist on critical misses make it only applicable on a 1 if all other attacks also miss, or some shit that makes it less likely for martial characters with multiple attacks to crit miss. This is to avoid turning weapon master fighters into jokes.

The way the game is balanced (something called bounded accuracy. In 3.5 or 4th you end up needing to beat 35 or 40 to hit stuff by high levels, in 5th edition instead of rolling a D20 and adding 30 to the roll to beat 40, by level 20 you might add 12 and be trying to beat 22) also means weaker monsters are more dangerous so mixed power enemy groups works a lot better. Having an orc warboss be hugely more powerful than his minions doesn't mean a party who can handle him find having 6 of his dudes with him essentially akin to fighting a lion and it's fleas any more.

I'm presently working on a few mini dungeons to run into during other adventures. I've just written a little 2 room challenge with relative gravity, wild surges and gibbering mouthers and the reward will be a wand which initially be just an arcane focus (though lots of clues to indicate what's up) but when the sorc gets a wild surge while using it, it will become a +1 war wand that turns 1 to hit into a wild surge. I might give her the chance to upgrade it later though at great cost and after finding a few rare items (ie questing more)

RPG system

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- Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:39:01 EST QVn3bQIq No.28402
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I'm searching for fitting rpg system with given requirements:

  • no theater, entirely strategic decisions
  • no hex/square grid
  • using miniatures/tokens and measuring distance
  • preferably with complex terrains like elevation, bushes, mud, water etc
  • no religion/politics/fate/customs etc topics that you have to know to play the game
  • no mordheim becouse simplistic and weird magic system
  • any setting, be it tanks, space or medieval
  • not wargame becouse i want dungeon crawling stuff like disarming traps etc

Any help anons?
Lydia Domblenudge - Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:28:40 EST TmKNVCJ2 No.28436 Reply
Braunstein. Greyhawk. Blackmoor. OD&D as it was played in 1970 to 1974.
Free Kriegspiel.
2017-03 - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 03:37:46 EST z3HT4ffz No.28445 Reply
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Sounds like old-school dungeoneering...

Go / Baduk / Weiqi Thread

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- Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:40:13 EST R/mdIUYP No.28397
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We talk about a really cool game.

I play on the second line when I'm not directly threatened, idgaf.
Hedda Ginderspear - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:51:05 EST R/mdIUYP No.28405 Reply
Haven't used BGA. I play on OGS, though. Correspondence games are best way to play me, since I can use it on my phone throughout the day at work. http://online-go.com

Username is chad.sobodash


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- Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:41:28 EST qOuaqtCx No.27929
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Hello Ellagan/tg/entlemen

I was curious about the elite few that actually lost here, so poll thread:

>What is the longest running campaign you've ever played in. How big was the group, how often did you meet?

>What is your most played Tabletop RPG

>What is your favorite Tabletop RPG and Why?

>When was the last time you gamed?

>Are you a DM/GM or have you only been a player

>What is your longest running Player Character? Did they die or retire or do they still live?

>Finally, who many different Tabletop RPGs have you played?

I'm curious to see who's out there doing what
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Graham Clagglelock - Fri, 01 Apr 2016 02:14:01 EST kWVSJTRP No.27990 Reply
>What is the longest running campaign you've ever played in. How big was the group, how often did you meet?

I'm currently in my longest running campaign. We have 7 players, a single GM, we meet once a week, and we've been going for just shy of a year.

>What is your most played Tabletop RPG

4th edition if we're going by number of campaigns, but total hours in the chair, I'd have to say 3rd edition.

>What is your favorite Tabletop RPG and Why?

I'm rather attached to D&D 3.x. It's what I started with and I have something of a bias towards it built from familiarity.

>When was the last time you gamed?

Last week.
>Are you a DM/GM or have you only been a player
I am currently a DM. I used to be a player, but now I get requests to run, and have inspired others to start trying to run their own games.

>What is your longest running Player Character? Did they die or retire or do they still live?

The majority of my characters have been for pre-built campaigns, so many of them have had something of a time limit. Some of them have died, some of them retired, some of the campaigns just fizzled out, and I was kicked out of one group.

>Finally, who many different Tabletop RPGs have you played?

Most editions of D&D, Call of Cthulhu, Robotech, Inquisitor (it kind of counts), GURPS, Vampire: the Masquerade, Dread, Star Wars: Saga Edition, Shadowrun 3rd edition
Sophie Gonkintut - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:55:19 EST TmKNVCJ2 No.28155 Reply
>What is the longest running campaign you've ever played in. How big was the group, how often did you meet?

Three years, three core players, three who weren't always there, done two of those, as a DM then as a PC.

>What is your most played Tabletop RPG

Something we called AD&D 2 but I didn't actually know the rules and just winged everything, as I was 12 and nobody else had an RPG book.

>What is your favorite Tabletop RPG and Why?

Depends. I love Lamentations of the Flame Princess. I love Into the Odd. I love Apocalypse World. I love World of Dungeons. And I fucking love Cyberpunk without tying a specific broken system to it. Not necessarily in that order.

>When was the last time you gamed?


>Are you a DM/GM or have you only been a player

I mainly run games as referee, but I also like being a PC.

>What is your longest running Player Character? Did they die or retire or do they still live?

A Black Mage who died four times, the last time killing himself over a vision of his dead apprentice while his best friend betrayed him (before he betrayed said bff, so it was cool and expected). It may not sound like it, but it was the only really "dark" tone in the whole campaign, which was in a very light-hearted and comedy setting. The whole dark magic was to be played for laughs.

>Finally, who many different Tabletop RPGs have you played?

AD&D 2, Earthdawn, INS/MV, COPS, Polaris, Beloved, HQRPG, Cyberpunk 2020, Cyberpunk 2013, Cyberpunk 3.0, Shadowrun 2e, Shadowrun 1e, World of Dungeons, World of Shadows, Apocalypse World, Dungeon World, Pathfinder, D&D 5e, LotFP, B/X, OD&D (74), Z-Corps, about four different homebrews, Call of Cthulhu, Cthulhu Dark, FATE, Warhammer FRP 2E, Stars Without Number, something we called "RPG Exquis" during pizza breaks, Vampire the Masquerade, Mage the Ascension, Cadwallon, The Dark Eye/Naheulbeuk, not in that order.

So that's about 33 different games in 7 years of gaming.
4va 17 - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:38:37 EST OiQ8RuWR No.28380 Reply
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Man, I need to get back to tabletop gaming again.

Vampire or Vampire? How about Vampire? Maybe Vampire?

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!EmkcAWYz42 - Mon, 05 Oct 2015 02:21:23 EST Oxl2yv9b No.27758
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So I've been getting into tabletop RPGs over the past year or so. 5e, a lot of the Palladium books at the behest of a friend. I picked up Call of Cthulhu recently. I've ALWAYS been interested in the World of Darkness Vampire setting, but for awhile I wasn't sure which version to get: Masquerade or Requiem. After weighing the pros and cons and studying both, I made the plunge and ordered an old Masquerade hardcover. Requiem's setting and characters didn't grab me as immediately as Masquerade's did.

Did I make a mistake? What's the general consensus on these systems? Which do you prefer? Which have you had the better experiences with?
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James Pullerbut - Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:35:49 EST h+Ublh1C No.28305 Reply
I've been playing Werewolf for a bit now, I adore it so much..
Barnaby Sacklekane - Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:03:16 EST tyQN+Ppd No.28311 Reply
I'd recommend making it a house rule that 7s count as successes along with with 8s, 9s, and 10s. the few WoD games I've played always petered out due to players getting discouraged from pretty much never rolling success from a large dice pool. I wouldn't go so far as the Exalted system where 10s count as doubles and 1s don't detract successes but that small addition of success on 7s makes the game so much more playable.
Kate B - Mon, 09 Jan 2017 02:10:17 EST FCFSFx39 No.28375 Reply
Did the Underworld movie writers play as Vampire PCs?

World Chess Chapionship 2016

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- Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:56:47 EST imCobncd No.28339
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Anyone have an account to watch the World Chess Championship?
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:28:28 EST h0BoYeY8 No.28348 Reply
I wish Agon had been able to make the championship more available to watch like on Twitch and Youtube but I guess FIDE needs the money and stuff.

But damn Magnus Carlsen killed it. I think it's safe to say he's already cemented himself amongst the greats like Bobby Fischer and Gary Kasparov.

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