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Friday, 12th April, 2019


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Sunday, 24th February, 2019

  • 06:24 PM - 5ekyu quoted Matchstick in post Critical Role Goes Independent From Thursday
    I don't know a lot about the Vampire one, but my daughter likes it a lot. The Star Trek one was quite good IMO, but ended some time last year (prior to GenCon). The same group from Star Trek is now doing a superhero/cyberpunk setting using the Cypher System and it has been quite good as well (I'm only up to number four of season one though). The first episode of Deborah Ann Woll's show (Relics and Rarities) is VOD for G&S Twitch subscribers, but the following episodes are not (I think they've had three or four episodes at this point). You have to have an Alpha (or maybe VRV) subscription to see episodes beyond #1 as far as I know. I have to say I loved the first episode a lot.Yeah, making Relics Rarities Alpha not GnS twitch is further making me reconsider my GnS follow/subscribe. Their current line-up has little appeal to me.

Friday, 1st February, 2019

  • 05:02 PM - Morrus quoted Matchstick in post Here Are Your Favourite Tabletop RPG Podcasts of 2018!
    Critical Role is indeed a podcast; it's released in podcast form a week after the video episode streams. What I think Morrus is trying to diplomatically indicate is that CR wasn't nominated in the public nomination stage, and thus wasn't eligible for any awards. I wouldn't call it an award. It's just a fun poll. I included everything nominated (didn't nominate any myself), and there's plenty of chance for folks to nominate their favourites next year. The #1 entry in each of the two categories won't be eligible next year anyway - once you win you have ascended the mountain, so to speak.

Thursday, 5th April, 2018

  • 09:09 PM - Charles Dunwoody quoted Matchstick in post Have Kung Fu Fights With Bigfoot In Spirit Of 77
    Make sure to check out the available adventures for So77. There's even a Love Boat one (Cruise Ship of the Damned)! http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/7968/Monkeyfun-Studios-LLC And Cruise Ship is free and has pre-gens if you want to try the game out without spending money. But you'll want it once you play it.

Friday, 30th December, 2016

  • 01:22 AM - Abstruse quoted Matchstick in post News Digest Year in Review 2016!
    Seems odd to call out Force Gray and Aquisitiions Inc. when Critical Role streamed live shows twice, including in front of 1000+ people at Gen Con. And AI may have had eight episodes, but CR has almost 80 now, and they live stream on Twitch almost every week (most weeks for ~28000 viewers). FG and AI are cool, but Critical Role is way beyond what people even two years ago would have seen as the viewership limits of live streaming (or even just recording) a D&D game. Ultimately though, it's pretty dang cool that streamed and recorded D&D games are so popular, no matter from whence they spring. Because Critical Role started in 2014 (not 2016) and did not have major nationwide theatrical events centered around them this year. Same reason I left out Dice, Ready, Action, Foreververse, Saving Throw, the Harmontown RPG spinoff, and several other big live streams. Force Grey and Acquisitions Inc broke barriers this year, while the other shows just kind of did their thing.

Monday, 31st October, 2016

  • 04:55 AM - LordEntrails quoted Matchstick in post Trapdoor Tech Closes Its Doors
    Not sure about SmiteWorks, but I bought Fantasy Grounds at GenCon in '06 (still have the CD they burned for me in the booth :)) so for sure FG has been around over a decade. It's been a heck of bargain, and more and more so the longer I have it. Smiteworks is the company the makes FantasyGrounds. Orr Group is the one that does Roll20.

Friday, 29th April, 2016

  • 11:11 AM - Khaalis quoted Matchstick in post [UPDATED] Looking At Savage Worlds Rifts
    I don't have any history with Palladium or Rifts, but I know there's history there, and I would be shocked if Pinnacle didn't know that as well, and thus worked very hard to find a contract that wouldn't hang them out to dry. Even so, looking at the news from both companies everything seems ducky. Basically it boils down to everyone in the industry knows the Palladium history. In this particular case though, its been said in interviews that Sean and Shane are on friendly terms with Kevin and knew exactly how to stroke the ole ego in just the right way to prove they intend to do right by him and his IP rather than to rip it off or despoil it. I am sure there is also a very strong financial incentive for Kevin to support the endeavor as well as high hopes that the renewed buzz in Savage Rifts will bring more people back to the Palladium fold if nothing else than to buy the books as resource material and then of course to support the minis line.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016

  • 03:25 PM - Holy Bovine quoted Matchstick in post Fishing for a new system
    Holy Bovine --- Of the self-professed "Savages" on the board, I've had interactions with amerigoV, Azgulor, Zadmar, scourger, and a few others I can't recall off the top of my head. I'm sure if you private messaged any of us asking questions, we'd be more than willing to help. I'm sure there are other fans out there too, I just haven't directly interacted with them. :) Go here: http://www.pegforum.com/index.php Nicest and most helpful folk on the Interwebs, IMO. Otherwise, PM me if you have questions. I can help out too if you have any questions, in addition to the above volunteers. I've run 50 Fathoms, Iron Dynasty, Ghostbusters, and other stuff using Savage Worlds (all online with Fantasy Grounds) and had a great time. I don't post a lot, but I'm up here on the Forums almost every day. :) Savage Worlds was my first reaction to the OP as well. There are so many possibilities for setting that with SW you can run some one-shots, or one-arcs, in many different settings just...

Thursday, 21st January, 2016

  • 07:59 PM - RedSiegfried quoted Matchstick in post Dark Tower: The Original Fantasy Troop Simulator
    The photo above isn't what I remember the Dark Tower game being. I had one that had a black electronic more Orthanc-like tower in the middle. Fun game, if I remember correctly. Like this: http://www.icheg.org/blog/chegheads/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Dark-Tower-Board-Game.jpg Honestly though, I remember getting far more gameplay and fun out of the Dungeons and Dragons Labyrinth electronic board game. I played the bejeebers out of that one. Still have it downstairs. http://www.rarityguide.com/museum/images/card_and_board_games/dungeons_and_dragons__1980_/dnd_board_open.JPG Still got the D&D Labyrinth game, still play it. I remember Dark Tower from back in the day but never actually played it. Now I'm intrigued ...
  • 01:08 PM - Halivar quoted Matchstick in post Dark Tower: The Original Fantasy Troop Simulator
    The photo above isn't what I remember the Dark Tower game being. I had one that had a black electronic more Orthanc-like tower in the middle. The picture above has the tower itself replaced with printable card-stock tower from D&D 3.5. I recognize it well because I have like 3 or 4. B-)
  • 12:47 PM - talien quoted Matchstick in post Dark Tower: The Original Fantasy Troop Simulator
    The photo above isn't what I remember the Dark Tower game being. I had one that had a black electronic more Orthanc-like tower in the middle. Fun game, if I remember correctly. Like this: http://www.icheg.org/blog/chegheads/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Dark-Tower-Board-Game.jpg Honestly though, I remember getting far more gameplay and fun out of the Dungeons and Dragons Labyrinth electronic board game. I played the bejeebers out of that one. Still have it downstairs. http://www.rarityguide.com/museum/images/card_and_board_games/dungeons_and_dragons__1980_/dnd_board_open.JPG The reason the photo doesn't match is because that's my recreation of the game using what I found on the Internet. I could easily have just put that picture up but wanted to demonstrate that it's entirely possible (although it took all day) to recreate the board game yourself without the board game.

Monday, 12th January, 2015

  • 11:57 AM - Jhaelen quoted Matchstick in post LOTR RPG vs The One Ring
    For those wanting to take a look at TOR, and who don't mind electronic copies (at least to start with), there's a bundle currently (as of Jan 9) on sale that has the core book, the Laketown set, and Tales of Wilderland (adventure book) all for fifteen bucks. It's an amazing price. And if you like what you see, consider buying the physical books, their production values are second to none. http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/142310/ Yup, I immediately bought it after receiving the newsletter from Drivethrough, although I already had the hardcover core book (alas, in badly translated German).

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014

  • 05:41 AM - Madmaxneo quoted Matchstick in post Best (but simple) Superhero Game out?
    I loved the superhero companion for Savage Worlds. Just reading through it always gives me great ideas! Yeah Savage Worlds seem like a pretty good system but I would like to play in a game before I run it.

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014

  • 12:51 AM - pukunui quoted Matchstick in post Fantasy RPGs for Kids
    Dragon Age might be a good fit (sans the "Dark" aspect of the Dark Fantasy). It only uses d6s. Usually 3d6 to do something, and from 1 to 3d6 for damage. I have only read through it, but it struck me as "AD&D 2e that made sense".Yes, I've got all three box sets (the third one just arrived yesterday). I've been dying to play it, and I think it could be simple enough for my girls. It's on my list of things to try with them. I've not played the Dungeon board game unfortunately; maybe someone else can speak to that question. It sounds like you're heading down a good road! Have fun! :)Ah well. Thanks!

Friday, 21st February, 2014


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