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I have DM'ed and played every edition of D&D and of a of other RPGs..
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Currently playing in a D&D 5 game.

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Monday, 24th November, 2014

  • 09:38 PM - Guyanthalas mentioned Toriel in post New News Page Layout
    I think with frequent use I'll the hang of it, and trying hard not to just be "Change is bad!!!" kinda guy. I agree with Toriel, dates will be more important with this kind of layout.

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Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019

  • 07:47 PM - PMárk quoted Toriel in post John Wick Sells 7th Sea to Chaosium
    That is very good news. I backed both 7th Sea and Kithai. I know the system is not for everyone but I like it a lot. It is very action oriented and dynamic with a lot of stuff happening at the same time. You have to bend your brain in a different way and change your expectations of traditional rpgs. Thing is, I don't want to. I have no beef against the kind of narrative systems 7thSe2 has, it's just very much not my cup of tea, thank you. If it's for you, then, I wish you a good time with it! I just prefer traditional/classic rpg design, in general, that's all, so it practically killed 2e for me and all my interest in it, sadly

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

  • 10:05 PM - Zardnaar quoted Toriel in post Who Wants A Labyrinth RPG?
    It's a magical place, you can be sure that if she had tried climbing, the walls would have grown up and she would never have reached the top. Or the maze changes. Great movie, the owl is very early cgi. RPG seems odd.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019

  • 08:41 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted Toriel in post Where Have All the Gamers Gone?
    I remember some years ago, while I was working in a convenience store, we had to offer something to the clients on top of what they were buying. On a very hot summer day, I offered a client a Popsicle and received the following response: I'm too old for Popsicles. I thought to myself that this man's life must have been very sad and boring. There is no specific time period in your life where you can enjoy Popsicles. You should not prevent yourself from enjoying the little things in life. That's where true happiness comes from. Mr. Maher makes me think of that man. So set in his obsolete ways that he cannot enjoy life. My mom will turn 73 in just a few weeks, and is of sound mind & body. Last year, she discovered Outshine frozen fruit bars. They are now a permanent fixture in her freezer. ...beating out the chocolate & nut drumsticks she used to buy. ;)
  • 08:01 PM - MNblockhead quoted Toriel in post Where Have All the Gamers Gone?
    I remember some years ago, while I was working in a convenience store, we had to offer something to the clients on top of what they were buying. On a very hot summer day, I offered a client a Popsicle and received the following response: I'm too old for Popsicles. I thought to myself that this man's life must have been very sad and boring. There is no specific time period in your life where you can enjoy Popsicles. You should not prevent yourself from enjoying the little things in life. That's where true happiness comes from. Mr. Maher makes me think of that man. So set in his obsolete ways that he cannot enjoy life. In some circles, popsicles are very much adult toys.

Monday, 11th February, 2019

  • 11:15 PM - Shasarak quoted Toriel in post Where Have All the Gamers Gone?
    The problem is that we don't see CEOs of multinational companies and big investors worth half as much as before. Actually they are worth much more. You are right, why are CEOs paid so much? Are they really adding so much more to the business?

Monday, 28th January, 2019

  • 09:15 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted Toriel in post Roll up your Accidental Anthropomorphic Animal Hero!
    Experimental Psychic Scientist Bear: BRAIN POWER! It goes without saying that he wears a white lab coat and a weird crystal crown. Man, that is FULL of potential! What kind of bear? What kind of psychic abilities? What specialty in science? I mean, they could all be interrelated, or just...well...whatever. Winnifred DePooh is a telekinetic brown bear who is an apiarist, devoting his abilities towards collecting honey. OTOH, Werner Von Brownbear is telepathic with an interest in rocketry. While Shang, the Panda bear with powerful remote viewing abilities might favor exploration of relatively inaccessible places, like the Marianis Trench.

Tuesday, 6th November, 2018

  • 07:30 PM - lyle.spade quoted Toriel in post John Wick Presents Lays Off 7th Sea Staff
    I associated his comment about 2018 more with the political climate in the US than with the gaming industry. We would have to ask him to know what he meant exactly. I will say that I was a backer to both 7th Sea and Kitai and have been very satisfied with the way things have been going. I really like the system and find it makes creating adventures easier. It does take a different frame of mind to set the scenes but after a few games, things come more easily. Perhaps it was about politics - he wasn't clear. I, too, backed 7S and have been pleased with the book I got and the many add'l PDFs I've received. I got to play with one of the designers a few years ago; he was really intense, too, but ran a good game,

Saturday, 6th October, 2018

  • 09:09 PM - Jay Verkuilen quoted Toriel in post Some Social Aspects of RPGs
    I am curious too. I also prefer to DM than to play. I don't mind playing but I've DM'd so much that I can be a bit annoying as I know all the tricks of the trade. I know people who have a hard time turning their inner GM off, meaning they can be difficult to GM for. I'd hate to be a beginner for someone like that.

Friday, 21st September, 2018

  • 11:30 PM - Jester David quoted Toriel in post Mearls On D&D's Design Premises/Goals
    The issue I have with your comparison is that you don't have to order all the entrees and appetizers all on the same visit, and nothing prevents me from trying a new entree and appetizer every time I go there. Same thing with D&D. Having a multitude of options doesn't mean I have to have them all on the same character at the same time. I can try these options with one character and these other options with another character. It doesn't have to detract from the experience and doesn't have to be unbalanced. The problem with that logic is twofold. First, option creep = power creep. The more options are in the game, the more broken the game becomes. More options are inherently more unbalanced. Second, replayability is fine, but in 3e and 4e more options were being released than could ever be played. In this analogy, this would be restaurants adding new entrees every few months, making the menu larger and larger. Look at Guide to Everything. There are 32 or so subclasses in that book alone. T...
  • 10:14 PM - Morrus quoted Toriel in post Mearls On D&D's Design Premises/Goals
    The issue I have with your comparison is that you don't have to order all the entrees and appetizers all on the same visit, and nothing prevents me from trying a new entree and appetizer every time I go there. Same thing with D&D. Having a multitude of options doesn't mean I have to have them all on the same character at the same time. I can try these options with one character and these other options with another character. It doesn't have to detract from the experience and doesn't have to be unbalanced. I’m inclined to agree. For me, options speak to replayability.

Thursday, 8th March, 2018

  • 10:31 PM - CubicsRube quoted Toriel in post Paizo Announces Pathfinder 2nd Edition!
    I didn't read all 14 pages of comments but personally, I really like the concept of ancestry instead of races. By presenting them this way, you can have a world with only humans who have different capabilities depending on their ancestry. I must say that I found the original Pathfinder too heavy and complicated for my more recent tastes, so this is good news. I will definitely take a look at it. Adventures in middle earth usees cultures instead of races. There are about 7 i think human cultures in the book, and they all get different abilities and access to culture specific feats. Its brilliant, and you can easily have a campaign just of humans and make the world and the players seem vastly different on that basis alone

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017

  • 10:07 PM - Parmandur quoted Toriel in post Marathon, Broadway, and Catacomb: Upcoming D&D Products?
    It does make me think of Planescape with roads that lead everywhere. Maybe some sort of supplement for it and an adventure? That could be: Broadway being the March of the Modrons (since they keep bringing that up), with a Manual of the Planes in November? They have been testing an awfully large amount of Planar material in UA recently.

Monday, 29th May, 2017

  • 10:08 PM - Von Ether quoted Toriel in post Gamers vs. Reality: Who Wins?
    "Unsurprisingly, some players are giving up, while others are filling the time not taken up in rewarding, well-compensated work with games painstakingly designed to make them feel good." This sentence in the text bugs me a lot. There is an assumption here that everyone can get a rewarding, well-compensated job while in reality it is far from being the thruth. In North America, the current capitalist model (which has changed over the last 50-60 years) greatly favors specific aptitudes, interests and skills while ignoring the rest. To be able to have a rewarding and well-compensated job, you have to fit this mold. There might be one person in a million who will have both parts without being in the mold but for the vast majority of people that is not the case. You either have a boring, unfulfilling job that is well-compensated or you can starve while doing something much more rewarding and better suited to your interests, aptitudes and skills. It's no wonder people want to escape realit...

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Wednesday, 12th August, 2015

  • 02:35 PM - Kinak quoted Toriel in post SPACE: A New Front Ear. No, that's not right...
    Those look very good. I really like the backgrounds, the paging and the borders for the illustrations. The only thing I don't care for is the font for the main text. I find the way the letter "e" is presented very distracting. I find it harder and slower to read and to grasp what is being said. I'm probably part of a minority but I wanted to put it out there.I also found it a bit difficult to read, but I think it may be an artifact of being shrunk down on my screen. It may be fine at full size. Cheers! Kinak

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