OOC 3.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
Marik Aeris
 Player, 387 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 19:33
Re: OOC 3
Yep, that's the one!
DM
 GM, 4449 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 20:08
Re: OOC 3
I managed to run a game  when I was a student taking my first teaching qualification, back in the 80s.

We were asked to consider Role Play(1) as a teaching device -  so I offered to run a game.  At the end of a three-hour session ... the lecturer was completely bemused.



1) It is a valid teaching technique - it lets learners practice a situation, and it can help learners understand the mind-set of people who think differently to them (among other things)

Personally (and perhaps surprisingly) I dislike it intensely as a teaching technique.
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 469 posts
 Like the moon, the truth
 does not stay long hidden
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 21:44
Re: OOC 3
Not familiar with that one, but I have played under 'Marvel Heroic Roleplaying' -   a more recent system that works in an intuitive, narrative driven sort of way.    I like systems where, once the sheet is done, you don't have to be constantly looking back through the books.  Or 'ctrl-f-ing' through the pdf.
Marik Aeris
 Player, 389 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 21:47
Re: OOC 3
And you're playing Pathfinder? Hmm..... :)
DM
 GM, 4451 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 21:51
Re: OOC 3
Or, in my case  Ctrl-F....ing
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 470 posts
 Like the moon, the truth
 does not stay long hidden
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 21:59
Re: OOC 3
In reply to DM (msg # 671):

;D

Oh, Merik, believe me, pathfinder is a love/hate thing for me.

I really hated 3.5; I learned it late (2009?), and did it grudgingly, only to get into rpol stories that made use of it.    By comparison, pathfinder was an improvement, so I don't complain.   Too much.   The high levels though, ugh, not into it.   I'm sure I'll keep advancing my character, but I'd be lying to say I'm looking forward to anything above like 7th.

Like I'm supposing many of you, D&D was my rpg roots.  It's kind of like a comfort food. I like the tropes & concepts, but the system?   Yehh.
Cass Mordane
 Player, 758 posts
 Opportunist
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 22:04
Re: OOC 3
That was the great thing about Marvel Superhero. You had one big reference table to roll against.
Marik Aeris
 Player, 390 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 22:04
Re: OOC 3
Yeah, I totally get that. Have you tried D&D 5E? I prefer it soooo much, and I'm in a couple of Pathfinder 2E games here on RPoL and am liking it so far.

13th Age is a great game if you want to D&D feel but more of an indie/story game ruleset. or Dungeon World, a D&D themed Powered by the Apocalypse game.
DM
 GM, 4452 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 22:24
Re: OOC 3
STOP trying to send my players away!  ;)

It took me ages to get into 3rd ED, and if I hadn't got into Neverwinter Nights (the computer game)  I would still be whinging about it.  Pathfinder has (IMO) a better handle on a lot of things, and I really liked the fact that  CRD was a simplification of the bloat-fest that 3.5 had become.  Now it has become a bloat-fest itself.

I have seriously been considering writing a CRB website that I can use as a reference system for my own games.  If it ain't on that website -  you can't have it!  :)
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 471 posts
 Like the moon, the truth
 does not stay long hidden
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 22:28
Re: OOC 3
No worries -- your game ranks for setting, stories, color, cast, immersion, organization, a whole list of reasons.    The system is no big deal.

But yes, one big table is good!

I've dabbled in 5E just a little.   It does seem well thought out.   If the right game/story presents itself, one day, I'll probably learn it more properly.

PF 2E...just recently, I was curious, and downloaded a free character builder on my phone.    Have to say, I was surprised.   It seems like a good overhaul.  I have no clue how it plays, but the creation part of it was promising.

Funny you should mention 'Powered by the Apocalypse'...I'm in a WW2/Golden age supers game that uses that one.   That's definitely the sort of system I tend to prefer.   Would be interesting to see how it works for something medieval/fantasy.
DM
 GM, 4453 posts
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 22:41
Re: OOC 3
Thank you :)
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 1088 posts
 Lord Ringbridge
 Knight Commander
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 22:43
Re: OOC 3
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus:
No worries -- your game ranks for setting, stories, color, cast, immersion, organization, a whole list of reasons.    The system is no big deal.


This is a FACT
DM
 GM, 4454 posts
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 07:40
Re: OOC 3
And I just added a dice game, to the Bragge thread.

http://galinia.org.uk/bragge-the-card-game

Sooner or later all those games will appear on the wiki  :)
DM
 GM, 4463 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 10:06
Re: OOC 3
I have just made a minor adjustment to the Defence balance rules.  The only change is that  towns/cities etc -  must have at least one def point of light troops per district.  Every settlement in the game meets those criteria already.
DM
 GM, 4474 posts
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 20:26
Re: OOC 3
Last chance for the Downtime thread.  I want to close it off at the weekend.  I have completed everything else for the campaign round  :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:26, Thu 28 Jan.

Kendrick Winters
 player, 583 posts
 Marshal-Dominus
 Knight Paladin of Iomedae
Tue 2 Feb 2021
at 02:21
Re: OOC 3
Sorry been busy these days.
Had a whirlwind of PPP, etc, etc, etc.

Now I wait for the government to respond :)

(Looks like I missed a lot)
DM
 GM, 4491 posts
Tue 2 Feb 2021
at 08:49
Re: OOC 3
It is a strange time for all of us.

I am sure that some powerful mage has cursed the whole world to 'live in interesting times ...'
Cass Mordane
 Player, 779 posts
 Opportunist
Tue 2 Feb 2021
at 23:36
Re: OOC 3
You all realize that if I lose to Dom, I will be the only one with a perfect record?
Domitius Aldori-Solanus
 player, 559 posts
 Half Elf Swordlord
 AC:21 HP:46
Wed 3 Feb 2021
at 00:27
Re: OOC 3
Cass Mordane:
You all realize that if I lose to Dom, I will be the only one with a perfect record?


I'll try to help with that :)
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 473 posts
 Like the moon, the truth
 does not stay long hidden
Wed 3 Feb 2021
at 01:04
Re: OOC 3
That reminds me, in the Stars Wars Clone Wars cartoon, there's a scene where Anakin's complaining about how his role in their plans always ends up with him getting caught.   And he's like: "How can I ever become a jedi master, if I keep getting caught?"

Obi Wan:  "At least you're a master...at something."
Maple
 player, 82 posts
Wed 3 Feb 2021
at 01:07
Re: OOC 3
In reply to Alisa Medvyed-Solanus (msg # 686):

I just watched that episode today XD
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 474 posts
 Like the moon, the truth
 does not stay long hidden
Wed 3 Feb 2021
at 01:12
Re: OOC 3
Oh, cool!  I'm not a huge SW fan, some of it I don't care for -- but Clone Wars is really good.  Like better than many of the movies good.   The writing is superb -- some great dialogs!
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 1114 posts
 Lord Ringbridge
 Knight Commander
Wed 3 Feb 2021
at 01:36
Re: OOC 3
You should watch the Mandalorian. It is really great.
Alisa Medvyed-Solanus
 player, 475 posts
 Like the moon, the truth
 does not stay long hidden
Wed 3 Feb 2021
at 02:22
Re: OOC 3
I've heard many good things --  it's officially on the to-watch list..
Cyrus Lebeda-Ondari
 Player, 1115 posts
 Lord Ringbridge
 Knight Commander
Wed 3 Feb 2021
at 02:32
Re: OOC 3
Dave Filoni (sp?) is the creator of both and hes been killing it as the creative guide for the Clone Wars and Rebels.

Disney + is going to have a lot of amazing content this year.