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  1. As written, it comes off as semantics. I know the...

    As written, it comes off as semantics. I know the most basic/earliest examples of play given in books such as Basic D&D and Understanding Traveller, starts with the GM giving a description...
  2. False Dilemma fallacy:...

    False Dilemma fallacy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma
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    Something to remember about playtesting is that...

    Something to remember about playtesting is that it is only as good as those willing to listen, having participated in a few, I have seen issues that have come up in play ignored for various reasons.
  4. No worries, it is interesting to read what...

    No worries, it is interesting to read what everyone likes about their various games. Often I think it comes down to player preference and play styles, that is ok too.
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    I didn't mean it as a gut punch, maybe that's the...

    I didn't mean it as a gut punch, maybe that's the slavic emotional roller coaster. lol

    Not that I'm saying to stop playing the game, because I am not, only that some things strike closer to the...
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    Coming from people that genocide was committed...

    Coming from people that genocide was committed against, yes, it was immediately noticed, and it was uncomfortable. Eventually it was one of the motivators to move away from that system. Personal...
  7. I think it could work totally fine, user rating,...

    I think it could work totally fine, user rating, genre, system, complexity, and price. These things have a tendency to evolve, that is good too.
  8. 3 Favorite Things About Your Favorite System

    Just to throw some positive vibes back into the forum. Tell us the 3 favorite things about your favorite system, just what you like. I'll start:

    I just finished an M-Space game recently, a great...
  9. Did people pay to be at the table with that guy?...

    Did people pay to be at the table with that guy? I know I'd feel cheated if I were stuck at a table with that GM.
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    And Dwarf Pirates!...

    And Dwarf Pirates! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wokou plus the red seal ships: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_seal_ships with turtle ships! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_ship
  11. I agree. It is common to think before we speak, I...

    I agree. It is common to think before we speak, I don't know it is a sad fact, it probably is a contributing factor to PTSD, that's unhappy. Otherwise, thinking before one speaks is bad. And yes,...
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    I often use history, Mythic Constantinople became...

    I often use history, Mythic Constantinople became the background for Caverns of Thracia; changing it Caverns of Cyrenaica, and the city lost Cyrene. There is a DnD bestiary for Mythras, and we had a...
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    Hawkwind rules. :)

    Hawkwind rules. :)
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    "It was the freshest move I ever seen, like he...

    "It was the freshest move I ever seen, like he was floating on air."

    Skilled dancers are amazing, I wish I was a better dancer, instead of being more like clumsy horse with shaggy hooves. One...
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    Now I'm thinking of Kate Bush as a superhero; if...

    Now I'm thinking of Kate Bush as a superhero; if she is the child in the video, maybe with a sort of "Dark Angel" vibe.

    Utah Saints did a pretty good mix off of Cloud Busting:

    ...
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    This could be back ground, maybe the girl? At...

    This could be back ground, maybe the girl? At least good music, nonetheless.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pllRW9wETzw
  17. The trivialization of rape. Nevertheless it's...

    The trivialization of rape. Nevertheless it's poorly written tripe, merely filler for the shock value of the title. Now that I said that his "girl friend" will come here posting on his account about...
  18. Yes, he wrote "In Defense Of Rape", so that his...

    Yes, he wrote "In Defense Of Rape", so that his coming to their defense is but damning with faint praise.
  19. There is a certain irony in this statement in...

    There is a certain irony in this statement in that it appears that the GM had a decidedly unpleasant game experience in being ejected from the con. You reap what you sow.
  20. Any rape or anything, nope. We have kicked GM's...

    Any rape or anything, nope. We have kicked GM's from the group, it's why some of us get asked to GM all the time, because we can run an interesting game without resorting to "shock", and some aren't...
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    Rules mastery is a thing, and is important from...

    Rules mastery is a thing, and is important from creating encounters to world building; however, to err to benefit the players is better, and often that's where I see a question of the rules is...
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    The business environment is always changing,...

    The business environment is always changing, successful businesses find a way to manage that change. Of the three game stores near me, two have transformed into gaming centers, still selling product,...
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    "Reality is stranger than fiction." I use all...

    "Reality is stranger than fiction."

    I use all sorts of everything in making adventures. The last adventure, I used a player's backstory of a warrior monk that was interested in Marcus Aurelius, so...
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    I get it now, though I think the language could...

    I get it now, though I think the language could be a little clearer. In one of my games, for example, I grabbed a line from a book ad about "violent gangs vy for power on the frontier" (frontier...
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    No locations? It seems that: "no self...

    No locations?

    It seems that: "no self sustained authority" would be the status quo? Also the scarcity. Except "the party" is there?

    This seems confusing.
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    The first thing I did was to look up the...

    The first thing I did was to look up the definition of status quo:




    Huh.

    Personally I find settingless RPG's to lack depth and continuity, ok for a one shot.
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    It will be hot and humid, it always is here. Last...

    It will be hot and humid, it always is here. Last year I met with some people from Northern England, and Scotland; they asked if it was always this hot. Be prepared for that outside. Wear comfortable...
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    That it very sad, my condolences to his friends...

    That it very sad, my condolences to his friends and family. :(
  29. I was a vocal critic of the last book in the play...

    I was a vocal critic of the last book in the play test, I felt it should have been at least three 300 page books, and now ... here we are. C'est. :cool:

    CT is easy because one can grab the free...
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    I have never found the edge cases to be relevant,...

    I have never found the edge cases to be relevant, and I have played a lot of CoC; it's tracking san loss before death. Even in playing Mythras/M-Space, I haven't found that to be an issue with a...
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    No American printer is going to invest capital in...

    No American printer is going to invest capital in developing operations based on an artificial barrier to trade that can be swept out from under them a year later. Most likely results will be rising...
  32. I'd buy the Galaxiad to read it, Marc is full of...

    I'd buy the Galaxiad to read it, Marc is full of good ideas. My current setting is Classic Traveller, as it's more adaptable to hard sf: fusion rockets and realistic star maps, etc.. I ran a T5...
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    This is my take away as well, generally...

    This is my take away as well, generally industries have their own supply chain, so that they are not easily replaceable; or if they are, it's through substitution, which could be e-books in this...
  34. One thing that a cleaned up T5 presages is the...

    One thing that a cleaned up T5 presages is the Galaxiad, moving the Traveller official setting along to 1900: http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Galaxiad
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyuFLxQZf78

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyuFLxQZf78
  36. I would download the free starter rules from...

    I would download the free starter rules from DTRPG:

    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/80190/CTSTStarter-Traveller

    All other versions use the core concepts from this, if you decide to go that...
  37. There is also the "USB Flash Drive Option" which...

    There is also the "USB Flash Drive Option" which Marc W Miller has done for a while; the FFE website is not always updated, it is best to email him, he usually answers pretty quickly.

    Kickstarter...
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    The *Literary* aspect of this discussion, appears...

    The *Literary* aspect of this discussion, appears similar to the concept of "Perceived Quality" we learned in business school:

    Perceived quality can be defined as the customer's opinion about the...
  39. Running a lot of sci-fi, I use the second...

    Running a lot of sci-fi, I use the second solution.

    Don't plan things so far in advance that you become locked into an outcome, and be good with letting them win, because there always will be a...
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    It's an older meme, sir, but it checks out. ;)

    It's an older meme, sir, but it checks out. ;)
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8apoEMz33Lg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8apoEMz33Lg
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    I even like Resurrection too, it's almost the...

    I even like Resurrection too, it's almost the perfect RPG (Traveller) adventure. ;)
  44. This thread contains a poll. No spicy robot? Mmmm, it's metalicious. :lol:

    No spicy robot? Mmmm, it's metalicious. :lol:
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    Some games have been, The Expanse series of...

    Some games have been, The Expanse series of novels arose from a RPG game that the authors were (are?) playing.

    However, I think this:



    Is providing a separation from the GM's and player's...
  46. This thread contains a poll. Jawa's make a good curry? Then I'm definitely on...

    Jawa's make a good curry? Then I'm definitely on their side; resistance otherwise. ;)

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  47. Yes, I slacked off a couple of years ago after...

    Yes, I slacked off a couple of years ago after buying most everything for Mongoose Traveller 1e, after that and some other issues, I decided not to buy any 2e stuff from them. I am pretty flush with...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX9k9aoX6gk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX9k9aoX6gk
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    Recently started as a player in a Mongoose...

    Recently started as a player in a Mongoose Traveller 1e game.
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    That's cool, I also haven't watched the TV series...

    That's cool, I also haven't watched the TV series also (which is probably where the big tie in with the IP is), if people have fun with it, more power to them. My comments are all "imo" really; I...
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    So like a supers RPG, where you can't play a...

    So like a supers RPG, where you can't play a Superhero?

    I feel like I am the only one who has read the book.
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    We kinda are, that's the point of this thread.

    We kinda are, that's the point of this thread.
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    If that appeals to you, that's cool. The wiki...

    If that appeals to you, that's cool.

    The wiki has this review of the book:

    Describing the book, Kirkus Reviews said that "The body count is high, the gadgetry pure genius, the sex scenes...
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    Yes, however basing something around an IP like...

    Yes, however basing something around an IP like Star Trek, The Expanse, Firefly, etc.; that already have a group dynamic, feels like it would be an easier adaptation. Altered Carbon is mostly about...
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    The characters are part of the world, right? How...

    The characters are part of the world, right? How they interact with it is how one knows it. Kovacs is also sort of a cyberpunk Mike Hammer, so is the character from Thirteen, except he's part...
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    Cool. It would also make a good setting for...

    Cool. It would also make a good setting for Cyberpunk 2020 or so.
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    All settings aren't equal either, which disturbs...

    All settings aren't equal either, which disturbs calculations, some are good, others bad. This is true for games, other entertainment IP, the business is very up and down; so much so that people try...
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    The ultimate answer to everything: ...

    The ultimate answer to everything:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hN1SKVx31s
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    I've only read the first book. Kovacs is one guy...

    I've only read the first book. Kovacs is one guy working alone? Good for a FPS, terrible for a TTRPG.
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    We played basic rules mostly and adapted the AD&D...

    We played basic rules mostly and adapted the AD&D rules to it, the Holmes box basic said to do that. We encountered the idea of different worlds, and setting in Q1, that was cool. What AD&D did have...
  61. https://www.paulelliottbooks.com/solo.html ...

    https://www.paulelliottbooks.com/solo.html

    This is designed for solo play with the Cepheus Engine (Traveller) rules set, and has some good reviews.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J_0hGNKg8k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J_0hGNKg8k
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    I have nothing against it being a teen drama, I...

    I have nothing against it being a teen drama, I just don't have much of a connection there. My kids watched them and liked them though.
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    Ah, now this makes sense, I caught a random...

    Ah, now this makes sense, I caught a random episode, and they had the Adolescents on stage, except as an old video sewn in, very strange. Personally, it didn't make sense in general, and seemed more...
  65. The takeaway I'm getting is that they printed...

    The takeaway I'm getting is that they printed something about China that the Chinese found insulting? History is a hell of a thing, and national narratives differ, though the PRC is fairly sensitive...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_3Dpw-BRY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_3Dpw-BRY
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    Time is probably the reason, more time for rules...

    Time is probably the reason, more time for rules mastery, more time in play if the complexity is on the playing side (combat, tasks, etc.) vs setting building rules.
  68. +1 for giving a thoughtful response. In war...

    +1 for giving a thoughtful response.

    In war games, we call the players that game the rules, rules lawyers, vs metagaming. Could you call it metagaming? Sure, and that puts you right back into my...
  69. Ah, the troll wouldn't listen anyway. ;)

    Ah, the troll wouldn't listen anyway. ;)
  70. Plus there has to be the logic that if the PC and...

    Plus there has to be the logic that if the PC and Troll exist together in the same world, the PC will have heard how to defeat the Troll. Which brings us to an odd situation of the player not knowing...
  71. Right. RPG's have this because precisely they are...

    Right. RPG's have this because precisely they are RPG's; there is no meta- in settlers or squad leader. Using the mechanics of the game is meta- but an acceptable meta vs an unacceptable; that is the...
  72. It is metagaming, it's just a strict definition,...

    It is metagaming, it's just a strict definition, too strict in that we deal with some metagaming to play, it is just that sometimes there is too much, or it appears in places we don't want it, or...
  73. Yes, we have no snipes today. lol I am not...

    Yes, we have no snipes today. lol

    I am not doing anything, if you feel tied with those "vilest people" (not my words, but apt), it is not due to my noticing it or not, this isn't a Schrödinger's...
  74. The point is that you don't understand what...

    The point is that you don't understand what metagaming is. Geezer's statement about hit points is that there are a thousand mechanics that you interact with that are metagame, even dice rolls could...
  75. I read a blog where a GM was complaining about...

    I read a blog where a GM was complaining about the players beating some trap in a sci-fi world using gravity, and thus sci-fi was bad, for it's real physics. I thought, huh? The fantasy world doesn't...
  76. I am noticing you're not getting what metagaming...

    I am noticing you're not getting what metagaming is. I am the soul of kindness, however, I feel you are trying to create a distraction.
  77. No, I don't think you get it.

    No, I don't think you get it.
  78. That one old DnD grognard would reply in...

    That one old DnD grognard would reply in discussion about metagaming: "what do you call hit points?"

    Which is to say, there is always some metagaming going on, if just to streamline the game. The...
  79. Yes, by your own source, it is metagaming: In...

    Yes, by your own source, it is metagaming:

    In role-playing games, metagaming is a term often used to describe players' use of assumed characteristics of the game. In particular, metagaming often...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL4MGwlZuAc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL4MGwlZuAc
  81. Adventure 7 Broadsword, had the ultimate Zhodani...

    Adventure 7 Broadsword, had the ultimate Zhodani nemesis, teleporting commandos in Battle Dress. The Zhodani are brought up in various adventures such as Expedition to Zhodane, and JTAS articles. I...
  82. My experience is that it creates really powerful,...

    My experience is that it creates really powerful, or most likely, very weak psi users. Which is ok tweaking it for a nemesis, which the 3I Zhodani sort of fit that.
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    It's not about last night's sports ball. You...

    It's not about last night's sports ball.

    You see concurrently in this thread of what happens is that the other players can disconnect. I probably find it more distracting, and slightly...
  84. Thanks! I was just joking. :) TT: My space...

    Thanks! I was just joking. :)

    TT: My space dice from gencon, now I just need some space pants and I'm all set.

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    I concur with others, first discuss with the...

    I concur with others, first discuss with the players that this is how you are going to start so they are ok with it, and don't make equipment lists or whatever. Then start after they are imprisoned,...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRUUwhrAutY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRUUwhrAutY
  87. Is this where everyone is posting pictures of...

    Is this where everyone is posting pictures of Hivers?

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    Mine, did, and then I sold it. :/

    Mine, did, and then I sold it. :/
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    Welcome and hello! Mr Ward, I am also interested...

    Welcome and hello! Mr Ward, I am also interested hearing more about your newest work with 77 Worlds: http://firesidecreations.com/index.php/games-m1/77worlds

    Cheers! :)
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    Count your lucky stars? Just kidding. However,...

    Count your lucky stars? Just kidding. However, the let's move approach I feel sometimes is more just discouraging in general, which I don't want to do. They are not being malevolent like the one...
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    Both get rewarded in different ways, but both are...

    Both get rewarded in different ways, but both are real archetypes of people; the real question is what to do when the player goes off on an speech that has nothing to do with the situation? How does...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoB4Vkvceo0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoB4Vkvceo0
  93. He was when I was banned for being a "SJW" there;...

    He was when I was banned for being a "SJW" there; it doesn't really matter (though I'm sure there is a parallel thread there) it is quite humorous that you call them the "vilest people in history."...
  94. I'm not interested in the drama either, you...

    I'm not interested in the drama either, you survive because you are a mod there. Still it behooves the subject to merely state the truth of the matter.
  95. I was just stating my experience with some of...

    I was just stating my experience with some of them.

    Sure, I hope people change. TBH, I don't expect people to be perfect, but if they double down on the dumbness, well ...

    You are right, there...
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    There are still complex games, and people love...

    There are still complex games, and people love them, I saw people taking multiple milk crates of Pathfinder books into a local gaming cafe not too long ago. I usually take my messenger bag w/ rules...
  97. You also have to understand where these people...

    You also have to understand where these people are coming from, such as where Holocaust denial is fine as "Free Speech," and their leader posts threads about supporting neo-nazis as they assault...
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    Starships are cool because they are home bases...

    Starships are cool because they are home bases that move, can fight, and are like NPC's.
  99. Accept the truth and move on, I'm no fan of...

    Accept the truth and move on, I'm no fan of sanitizing the past. D&D gets by due to the tropes being traditional and ingrained in fantasy. Orcs or evil races don't delight me in games, though they...
  100. No, objectively wrong remains wrong, saying it is...

    No, objectively wrong remains wrong, saying it is subjective is only an attempt to nullify the truth.

    You mentioned nazis up thread, and I as being mostly Slavic and Jewish, with a large part of...
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