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Friday, 17th August, 2018

  • 11:03 AM - CubicsRube mentioned TrippyHippy in post Gale Force Nine Sign Master License for Dune ‘Games’; Modiphius Designing RPG!
    The Free League people sell their stuff through Modiphius. I REALLY would prefer Dune to be released as their d6 exploration, dice-pool-based game. (Year Zero Engine). Rater than the 2d20 for eg. Also, the Free League writers are very good :) I'd love if it was in free leagues d6 system. Sadly, I expect it'll be in 2d20. I hope whatever system they incorporate social intrigue system as TrippyHippy mentioned above. Mind control, manipulation, willpower and politics is such a huge part of the setting. I'd also love to see some kind of campaign level house mecahnics qhere your actions could contribute to your houses rise or misfortune.

Wednesday, 17th January, 2018

  • 05:59 PM - Celebrim mentioned TrippyHippy in post The Best Movie About RPGs in 2018 (So Far)
    ...isting robust creative community to provide art direction, costuming, and music that had been inspired by the book and had attempted to faithfully produce the elements of the book in different media. So much of the movie looks exactly like a Howe, Lee, or Naismith painting, which in turn looks like the words of a book brought to life. 2) By his own admission, he was influenced by Christopher Lee to reshoot many scenes more faithfully to the book, abandoning some of his earlier plans for large departures from the story. 3) The best beloved scenes, the ones that people rewatch over and over, are verbatim lifts of the Lord of the Rings story. 4) His mistakes as a director tend to be glossed over by fans of the movie, which you can do because you have 9 hours of movie so there is a lot in it that is good. Even though there is like 3 hours of dross in that, poorly filmed awkward and repetitive scenes, the stuff that is faithful to the story in part or in whole makes up for that. TrippyHippy hits the nail on the head when he says that any movie has to be based on a good script and a good story. So much of what Hollywood does now is based solely on an idea for a movie, and then a demand to make a script for it. Almost every movie created that way is going to fail as a story, even if sometimes it is profitable. Any D&D movie that is initiated off of, "Gee, this intellectual property looks marketable." is going to fail. The only way for a D&D movie to succeed is if there is a script out there that is so good, anyone reading it says, "We have to make this into a movie."

Friday, 22nd December, 2017

  • 07:55 PM - LordEntrails mentioned TrippyHippy in post New D&D Movie: July 23rd 2021
    ...y making venture for them, they should and will follow a formulaic approach to the movie that they hope will yield the most profit for the D&D brand. For them to do anything less would be negligent to their shareholders. You cannot account for the tastes of audiences that watch them, however - and you cannot account for the millions/billions ? of people who openly think he is the worst moviemaker in the world today. Nice exaggeration. This will be my last attempt to add reason to your emotional rants. The vague number of people I referred to that have watched MB movies can actually be estimated reliable using hard numbers like this. You "one-upping" me by going to millions/billions is absurd. And rather than supporting your point, supports that you are spewing emotional responses that you haven't even thought through. Or do you really want us to expect that 1 in 7 people in the WORLD think MB is the worst moviemaker? If so, please provide some fact based support. Azzy & TrippyHippy, If you want a movie that conforms to your tastes, then go invest your own time in money in such. If you are right, then the critics will love it and you might even turn a profit. Or you could accept that what you want is of little important to Hasbro and your continued voicing of it and how bad MB is will have no real impact on the world. I'm done.

Saturday, 2nd January, 2016

  • 09:10 AM - Bluenose mentioned TrippyHippy in post Your most anticipated games of 2016?
    Wait, what? OK, so first Mongoose makes RuneQuest II (not to be confused with Runequest 2nd ed from Way Back Then). Then they lose the license, and re-release the game, slightly altered as Legend. Then The Design Mechanism gets the RuneQuest license, and makes a few changes (on the order of D&D 3.0 to 3.5, or possibly less), and release it as RuneQuest 6. Now they've lost the license, and are ​also re-releasing their game under a different name? So there will soon be two former-RuneQuest-clones around? Chaosium had financial problems, and The Design Mechanism came in with the cash that probably stopped them folding. There's been a bit of a shuffle, so Chaosium will be publishing Runequest again with a specifically Gloranthan edition (reputedly to be based more on BRP) while TDM will carry on publishing RQ6 but with a different name and with the "Mythic" series of supplements for it. TrippyHippy Isn't Glorantha's fiftieth anniversary this year? At least for published products. White Bear and Red Moon was 1975, iirc.

Friday, 30th October, 2015

  • 09:13 PM - El Mahdi mentioned TrippyHippy in post Warlord Name Poll
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Friday, 16th January, 2015

  • 09:31 AM - Jan van Leyden mentioned TrippyHippy in post Elric rpgs
    Much good information deleted ... Wow, there seems to be much more to this than I knew. :.-( Thanks for the information, TrippyHippy! Also, I dimly recall there being one or two books on the eternal hero from Chaosium during the early wave of D20 stuff back in 2000/2001.

Thursday, 9th October, 2014


Wednesday, 8th October, 2014

  • 11:38 AM - Nemio mentioned TrippyHippy in post My sister wants to be a Halfling Barbarian (Starter Set)
    I'm always disappointed when I see an update was made in my topic and it's about this subject. CapnZapp TrippyHippy Now shake hands and help me with completing the background for Anton :D Do you guys have any further ideas? The game is up in 10 days and finishing this PC seems to be one of the many things I still have to complete in time. I want to create some backup PC's in case any of them die, print out some maps, reread the rules, practice my storytelling, etc. Ugh, getting nervous :)

Monday, 6th October, 2014

  • 05:43 PM - UngeheuerLich mentioned TrippyHippy in post My sister wants to be a Halfling Barbarian (Starter Set)
    Using the default array, you could go 16 CON and 14 STR and 15 DEX easily. (Swapping CON and STR (14 and 15) Which is a very solid 15 AC without armor. And a lot of HP. Didnīt think about that switch around. But still, this is a minor optimization. 15 STR alllows for taking a feat which gives +1 Str and something extra. The game is deadly at low levels, rewarding careful playing and only going into battle with major advantages, so +1 hp and 1 AC may spell the difference between life and death, but usually it wonīt. At level 2-3, it does not matter anymore, since she should be able to afford chain or better. And HP are high enough so it usually does not matter. At level 4, the ability boost will equal all out. TrippyHippy: 15 STR is not all that much. If you donīt like it, ok. But donīt tell anyone that it is badwrongfun. And forcing anyone to use their lowest stat on str seems really unfun. Creatures that are smaller are relatively stronger and more robust. They can swing a hammer quite fine. Just give a hammer to a random child and ask it to hit you on the head with it as hard as they can.
  • 02:28 PM - Nemio mentioned TrippyHippy in post My sister wants to be a Halfling Barbarian (Starter Set)
    Don't worry everyone, all advice is appreciated :) TrippyHippy I agree that if the average (Human) Commoner only has 10 on all stats then having a halfling only half their size be much stronger than them can seem a bit off. I'm trying to find a good balance between realism and fun. If my sister thinks it's fun to make a little raging guy full of muscles to be kicking the butt of things twice as big as her then I'm going to let her. But believe me, it's not what I had in mind either :D I'm just rolling with it, I've learned alot about being a new DM (from this board and others) and one of the most important things was always try to say Yes (even though it might be followed by a but ...) Like in this case I told her that she couldn't use Heavy weapons because of her size, which she didn't care that much about. UngeheuerLich Thanks, that's some good advice. I already thought that all those 15's might not be ideal but I think I'm going to leave it like that for now anyway. We went over all the attributes together and she r...

Friday, 27th December, 2013

  • 03:37 PM - Mercurius mentioned TrippyHippy in post PDFs vs. Books - What's your preference?
    I almost posted this in the D&D forum as I have a sneaking suspicion that more people post there, and a lot of folks that read that forum don't read this one, or at least not as frequently, but I could be wrong - and this really is a general RPG topic. I'm curious about what the general feeling is about PDFs/ebooks vs. traditional hard-copy books. This inquiry was inspired by noticing that @TrippyHippy actually prefers PDFs to books, which is an utterly alien thought to me. I personally greatly prefer books; I will only buy a PDF if A) I really want the book and B) there is no book available, or at least not for an affordable price. This preference is both because I love books - I love the feeling of them, the smell and texture of the paper, the ability to browse through pages and gaze upon maps without the eery undead light of the computer screen - but also because I actually dislike PDFs, I have a hard time reading extensively on the computer screen and I don't like the fact that you can never see the whole page in a readable manner (at least on my 14" laptop), or easily browse. Just a point of clarification: I'm talking about RPGs only. Also, if you vote "strongly prefer" it doesn't mean you're saying you don't like the other medium (although it could), it just means that you greatly prefer one over the other. Feel free to embellish your choice in the thread. So what is your p...

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Monday, 17th December, 2018

  • 11:54 PM - TheCosmicKid quoted TrippyHippy in post Mythological Figures: Rasputin (5E)
    You always tend to see Rasputin listed amongst 'The Most Evil Men To Have Ever Lived', but I've never quite understood why. He certainly had a dark reputation amongst Russians at the time, but how would he be comparible to mass murderers like Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin or historical figures like Caligula, Vlad Tepes or Ivan the Terrible? To be fair, he did subscribe to a Christian sect which believed that in order to be forgiven, you first had to commit every sin. So in terms of body count, he may not be in the big leagues, but as far as ideals go he's probably as close as we're likely to get to a committed Evil character.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018

  • 06:07 PM - Myrdin Potter quoted TrippyHippy in post King Arthur Pendragon Returns To Chaosium
    The various PDF supplements to the Classic game were included as stretch goals for add-on purchases. While the process of delivering all of these has been frustratingly slow, the process itself wasn't actually given any stated schedule. From my count, out of the 14 stretch goals for add ons listed, there remains 5 still to be delivered. The core materials of the campaign were delivered a long time ago. That is quite disingenuous. Paid add-ons that are going on 3 years to deliver in PDF format and an error riddled hard-cover that was crowd sourced and corrected and then printed with all the errors still in it (except for the leather version) is more accurate. In frequent updates and promised delivery and it will get better not being met. Many of the "14" are short and several pages long. The larger (and more expensive) add-ons are still outstanding. This was one of my first Kickstarters I backed (I have well over 100 now) and Runequest 2e had a special place in my heart as it was the first no...

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

  • 02:55 PM - Badvoc quoted TrippyHippy in post King Arthur Pendragon Returns To Chaosium
    David Larkins gave some notice on this, and the plans include some more supplements for King Arthur Pendragon, including a Book of Magic which will set up an alternative game premise playing magicians. There will also be follow on games, based on Pendragon rules but in different eras. Paladin will be released possibly as soon as January 2019, but we should also see Mymidon (Greek warriors), Samurai and who knows what then.. Ah - thanks for that. All new info for me, but I'm happy to see that the plans are to treat Pendragon as a developing game line. Generational adventures in ancient Greece or feudal Japan? Yep - great directions to expand the game.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018

  • 12:03 AM - Morrus quoted TrippyHippy in post Today's The Last Day Of Voting For The Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs Of 2019!
    I think the issue with Cyberpunk was that it was nominated as Cyberpunk 2077, but was removed on the grounds that there was little evidence of any actual development. However, as pointed out in the link above, there is apparently development of Cyberpunk: Red which is from the same company but is set at an earlier date in the setting. If people don't know the name they can't have been anticipating it that much! Anyhow, it wasn't a valid nomination. The bar for nominations was set pretty low - just type the actual name of the game! :)

Thursday, 29th November, 2018

  • 11:18 PM - cowpie quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    As much as anything else, this is what irritates me the most about the 'moral' stance of individuals criticising White Wolf. These foreign governments are the ones who are actually carrying out policies of persecution and aggression against their own LGBT communities, while denying they even exist in their countries. When you say it was poorly handled, are you actually meaning that these governments are right to be upset about being called out for what they are actually doing? I think the notion that a few gamers have their squeamish sensibilities upset by reading horror fiction to be quite insignificant in the light of this. Yes! How is censoring White Wolf going to help stop the anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya? Why aren't the activists saying something like "while we don't agree with White Wolf using recent real-world violence in their gaming products, it does shine a light on human rights violations happening right now in Chechnya?" Who exactly complained, anyway, and why are they picking ...
  • 09:25 PM - Morrus quoted TrippyHippy in post Today's The Last Day Of Voting For The Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs Of 2019!
    Well, just with it being evidence of development towards a new game, to be potentially anticipated? The poll only contains games which were nominated in the previous thread.
  • 08:04 PM - Morrus quoted TrippyHippy in post Today's The Last Day Of Voting For The Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs Of 2019!
    Did you pick up the note about Cyberpunk Red (above)? What would you like me to do with the note about Cyberpunk Red (above)? :)

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018


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Saturday, 24th November, 2018

  • 04:11 PM - Lychee of the Exch. quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    The context of what I said was in relation to what was said previously - that what the Chechnyan government thinks about this, and the nature of their complaints against White Wolf didn't matter. It does matter, which was the point being made. It's at the heart of the matter. I'll try to explain why.[...] White Wolf was condemned and dissolved for a nuanced aspect of their presentation of the situation, and the Chechnyan leadership claimed a victory. The likelihood of any creative medium making statements like these is diminished under threat of misplaced opprobrium as much as anything else. It is the worst possible outcome of this situation - for the LGBT people in Chechnya - some of whom have actually said as much in correspondance to the White Wolf forums. We all care about the people in Chechnya, including the writers from White Wolf, but their situation has not been made any better by the demise of White Wolf and the censoring of the book. It's been made worse. A weel reasoned and nuanced p...
  • 10:48 AM - Mouseferatu quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    The very idea that people are more offended by the manner in which people write about persecution, than the actual persecution itself is extraordinary to me. These are the times we seem to live in. You want an example of where your argument falls apart at best, or is dishonest at worst? It's this right here. Nobody is "more offended" at what WW wrote than they are the actual persecution, and claiming that this is the case is absolutely disgusting. It's precisely because we're horrified at what's happening that we maintain that it matters how it's presented. The people angry about how WW wrote about this are the same people who have been screaming about what Chechnya is doing for months, and in fact many of them are the exact same people who, if they lived in Chechnya, would be the ones herded into camps. They're upset at White Wolf because of how all of this represents the situation as a whole. For you to claim that they're more upset about the chapter than they are about the actual cr...
  • 09:22 AM - doctorbadwolf quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    Yes, you have and you continue to do so. The comments you are making are designed to try and attack the man, not the argument. When you claim somebody is not being honest in their arguments, that is precisely what you are doing - it's an ad hominem. Telling me to "Just stop and move on" - therein lies your objective. I'll stop when I feel it's time to move on, unless a moderator wants to say otherwise. I suggest you either engage with the argument at hand, rather than try to turn it into an argument about me, if you want to actually want to resolve this in a civilised way. I engaged your arguments. You ignored my points in favor of misrepresenting what I said and derailing with whatever this is. Telling someone that their argumentation is dishonest is not a person attack. There isn't anything more to say, unless you either present new arguments, or actually respond to my counter arguments.
  • 08:50 AM - doctorbadwolf quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    Pretty much everything that you are doing here, rather than actually arguing anything with the issue at hand, is pure ad hominem. That is why I'm not going to engage with you. I haven't attacked you at all. I've attacked your rhetorical strategy as dishonest, because unless you can clarify some different intent in the wild miss-characterizations you've made, it is. And you've done it again, here. And projected your own behavior onto me. Just stop, and move on, if you refuse to engage honestly.
  • 08:39 AM - doctorbadwolf quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    When you present your stance as being 'absolutely true' without an argument, that is pretty much what you are doing. It's making a statement as if it's a Word of God. And, if you are going to start off any post with a claim that I am being 'dishonest' or that I should be 'ashamed' of anything, then don't expect me to engage beyond that point. The last thing this particular topic needs is more uncivil discourse. Absurdity. Responding to a claim of falsehood with, "X is absolutely true" does not, in pretty much any english language colloquial interaction, mean "X is basically the word of god". You nitpick words instead of dealing with arguments, again arguing in bad faith, or you're genuinely unaware of how people use phrases in english. Which is it?
  • 08:25 AM - doctorbadwolf quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    I disagree with you on both counts then - and your moral absolutism, without an argument, is noted. In fact, to say it doesn't matter what the Chechnyan government thinks, when they are the people carrying out the persecution, is fairly precisely the thing I object to. It matters more than anything else in this whole affair, that what they think is fundamentally wrong and should be changed, so they would stop what they are doing. The very idea that people are more offended by the manner in which people write about persecution, than the actual persecution itself is extraordinary to me. These are the times we seem to live in. This is an enormously dishonest post, and you should be ashamed of it. I've presented no moral absolutism, you've completely misrepresented what I was referring to when I said that it doesn't matter what they think about the product, and the idea that anyone is more offended by "how people write about persecution than the actual persecution" is disgustingly dishonest ...
  • 07:03 AM - doctorbadwolf quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    I've presented arguments about both, and the latter is not true. The point about the former is that the Chechyn government clearly didn't think it was trivial. It doesn't matter what they think. The latter is absolutely true.
  • 06:54 AM - doctorbadwolf quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    Having a leader being portrayed as a vampire in a fictional piece of writing, is not as concerning to me as that individual carrying out real world policies of persecution, torture and murder. If such an individual finds his portrayal in a fictional piece of writing to be objectionable, in the light of his real world actions, then I think the writing is doing a good job. They didn't do anything like this, in this writing however. They drew attention to a murderous regime, and made an analogy of them being vampires in the fictional world. There's a false dichotomy buried in here, and I think it really needs illuminating. You keep talking as if the following cannot both be true: 1) The product pissed off the Chechen govt by talking about the thing, and also calling the guy a vampire. 2) The product trivialized the thing it talked about. 1 and 2 coexist in this situation. They are both true.
  • 05:53 AM - Mouseferatu quoted TrippyHippy in post News Digest: White Wolf Dissolved, MORE New D&D Releases Announced, RPG Now Closing (kinda), and more!
    This is the official line being taken, I know. However, the counter-argument here is that the Chechnyan government have protested against the writing too. If the actual perpetrators of the persecution itself find it objectionable, it's not because they think it's being trivialised - it's because it has highlighted something they deny is happening. 1) There's no "official line." I'm speaking for myself and people I know very well, who view it as exactly that. If you want to accuse me of having an agenda, please feel free to do it somewhere I can respond appropriately without breaking the rules. 2) They're objecting because they were cast in a bad light. That doesn't have any bearing whatsoever on whether the horrors being portrayed were portrayed well, or even if what they're objecting to is real. For Pete's sake, they objected to their leader being cast as a vampire as much or more than the rest of it. Trying to use their objection as an argument that our utterly unrelated objection is someh...


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