And I myself will be wearing pink taffeta as chenille would not go with my complexion.

Giles ,'Touched'


Gaming 1: You are likely to be eaten by a grue

A thread for the discussion of games: board, LARP, MMORPG, video, tabletop RPG, game theory etc. etc. and all attendant news, developments and ancillary subjects thereof, as well as coordinating/scheduling games either online or IRL. All are welcome to chime in, talk about their favorite games or learn about gaming of any sort.

PLEASE TO WHITEFONT SPOILERS for video games, RPG modules or anything for which foreknowledge of events might lessen one's enjoyment of whatever gaming experience.

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Gris - Jan 03, 2021 4:50:45 am PST #26114 of 26123
Hey. New board.

Gud hasn't posted in a long time. I'm a little worried. I emailed him.


chrismg - Jan 04, 2021 1:00:21 pm PST #26115 of 26123
"...and then Legolas and the Hulk destroy the entire Greek army." - Penny Arcade

Right, Hec. I know my Davids apart, I swear.


Gudanov - Jul 31, 2021 10:26:52 am PDT #26116 of 26123
Coding and Sleeping

Sorry I dropped off in the middle of a game. Went through a rough period.


Kalshane - Sep 08, 2021 6:14:10 am PDT #26117 of 26123
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

So with my bad back and my desk chair being one of the few places I can sit without pain I've been putting a ridiculous amount of time into Solasta: Crown of the Magister on PC lately. It's a turn-based 5th Edition D&D CRPG (though it uses the SRD rather than the full license) and I'm having a blast with it. (It reminds me of the old Temple of Elemental Evil video game, but less buggy.) I've played through the official campaign twice and am now working my way through some of the many user-created dungeons and trying out various mods.

Much like ToEE you create a full party (4 characters in this case). As part of character creation you assign them personality traits that influences what they say during cutscenes (though the system isn't quite as robust as I would like as some lines are always said and can seem out of character when they come up.) My favorite character I made so far is a Sellsword Dwarf Rogue who comes across like a sarcastic London street tough.


dcp - Oct 19, 2021 9:54:35 am PDT #26118 of 26123
Semi-functional introvert

For you Halo fans, an a capella version of the theme: [link]


Cass - Nov 16, 2021 6:35:01 pm PST #26119 of 26123
Bob's learned to live with tragedy, but he knows that this tragedy is one that won't ever leave him or get better.

I love that music.


DavidS - Dec 11, 2021 9:35:14 am PST #26120 of 26123
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Just wanted to let y'all know that Emmett has gotten so into D&D that he's DMing a campaign, spends more time writing up scenarios every week than he does on his homework, and bought his girlfriend (who plays in his campaign) Fancy Dice for xmas.


Kalshane - Dec 11, 2021 9:59:55 am PST #26121 of 26123
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

That's awesome!

I was very similar when I first started DMing as far as workload. Tell him he doesn't have to come up with everything himself. Finding out that it was okay to "steal" things and that even the best DM's steal was much needed for my sanity when gaming as an adult.

For example, I made an inn in a frontier town based on Quark's Place from DS9, only instead of Ferengi the Quark and Rom analogs were dwarves. The players enjoyed it and even the hardcore Trekkers didn't pick up on the source material. I also frequently swipe plot hooks, story beats and even dungeons and NPCs from published adventures before tweaking them to fit the story I'm telling.


DavidS - Dec 11, 2021 11:03:57 am PST #26122 of 26123
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Tell him he doesn't have to come up with everything himself. Finding out that it was okay to "steal" things and that even the best DM's steal was much needed for my sanity when gaming as an adult.

I'll relay that! But not on Tuesday because that's gaming night and he will accept no calls.


dcp - Jan 10, 2022 12:36:43 pm PST #26123 of 26123
Semi-functional introvert

Have you seen this yet?

"The Evolution of Trust" [link]

Neither the topic nor the conclusions might be new to you, but I enjoyed the presentation.


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