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  1. The Fate Chips as presented in original...

    The Fate Chips as presented in original Deadlands. It was my first encounter with a mechanic allowing players to modify a situation (or potentially countermand a GM's call) beyond the regular roll of...
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    João Gilberto, a bossa nova boss, has passed at...

    João Gilberto, a bossa nova boss, has passed at 88.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/06/entertainment/joao-gilberto-dies/index.html
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    Leon Redbone has sailed up the Last Lazy River. ...

    Leon Redbone has sailed up the Last Lazy River. RIP, sir: https://variety.com/2019/music/news/singer-leon-redbone-dies-at-69-1203229012/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6an6pCBIXz0
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    Forever Tim. Probably his most famous improv...

    Forever Tim.

    Probably his most famous improv moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqE_WmagjY
  5. I hope that this was not Celebrim's intent. I...

    I hope that this was not Celebrim's intent. I won't put words in their mouth. But I would ask - what are you hoping to accomplish here?

    If it's to spark debate, and you don't feel the last...
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    Runestaff coming to Granbretish TV...

    OMG you guys: ‘Good Omens’ Producer BBC Studios Developing Adaptation Of Michael Moorcock’s ‘Runestaff’ Fantasy Novels

    (*wipes tears of joy*) Discuss!

    (I apologize if this has been posted...
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    I can't overstate the many benefits of the Ignore...

    I can't overstate the many benefits of the Ignore function. Like, my page count for this thread is only 10.
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    And he's not even being censored. ENnies or no,...

    And he's not even being censored. ENnies or no, he can go on publishing what he wants with whomever will work with him, and sell his products on whatever platform will have him, and reach his...
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    Absolutely. The only reason I even see most of...

    Absolutely. The only reason I even see most of that nonsense is through quotes by other folks. :)

    A few insipid trolls are getting well-fed tonight. Is there a way to redirect this thread into...
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    The word at the fulcrum of this awards...

    The word at the fulcrum of this awards back-and-forth has become "merit:" "the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward."

    Like a lot of words,...
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    I was totally behind Kenmarable's post, but ya...

    I was totally behind Kenmarable's post, but ya know, you're right. If the material is to be included, it should be appropriately accredited. Here, the what-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it...
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    I concur, especially given his...

    I concur, especially given his publicly-recognized treatment of industry figures and vocal gamers. Whatever the quality of his work, there are many talented folks doing great stuff and who aren't...
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    We played it once, back then. I barely recall...

    We played it once, back then. I barely recall the game, but remember the alien I created. I think I recall enjoying it, but most of the group weren't fans of Dr. Who, so dragged us back into D&D...
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    Multiple-award-winning composer Michel Legrand...

    Multiple-award-winning composer Michel Legrand has died: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jan/26/michel-legrand-oscar-winning-composer-dies-aged-86
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    Long-time star of stage and screen, and long-time...

    Long-time star of stage and screen, and long-time advocate for LGBTQ equality, Carol Channing has jied: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46878018
  16. Not knowing your tech level and hardness of your...

    Not knowing your tech level and hardness of your science, this may not work, but...

    Once we've become more commonly interplanetary/star-faring, it's likely that spaceships will be built in space...
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    This thread contains a poll. The universe is far, far, far too big and ancient...

    The universe is far, far, far too big and ancient a place to reasonably rule out life elsewhere. Even if the galaxy is currently lacking intelligent life other than our own (and I'm not convinced it...
  18. That was help!? :) Your adventure idea does...

    That was help!? :)

    Your adventure idea does sound neat for kids. If I have any better/real ideas I'll pass them along. And I hope you'll let us know what you did!
  19. Cucumber hulk?

    Cucumber hulk?
  20. What benefits or abilities does the feat provide,...

    What benefits or abilities does the feat provide, and what does your world look/feel like?
  21. Any chance it was one of Robert Lynn Asprin's...

    Any chance it was one of Robert Lynn Asprin's "Myth Adventures" series? The pair could be Nunzio and Guido. I only read one, a billion years ago, and couldn't say whether a death god or intelligent...
  22. Our variation is driven by evolution and...

    Our variation is driven by evolution and environmental influences. A fantasy world will have any number of other extraordinary factors, including magic and the likelihood of interbreeding with...
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    New to Newfoundland (St. John's)

    I've just moved to St. John's from Philadelphia, and would love to meet other gamers roughly my age (50) in the area. No preference on system/genre - with the right group, anything can be great. I...
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    What's the save if the city is unwilling? :lol:...

    What's the save if the city is unwilling? :lol:

    But seriously - what's the save if the city is unwilling? And how would that be defined? Asking for a friend who would immediately abuse such an...
  25. My absolute favorite to re-skin: rust monsters. ...

    My absolute favorite to re-skin: rust monsters.

    I have not been a popular DM.
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    I've not played a duergar, so can't offer any...

    I've not played a duergar, so can't offer any help about their specific integration problems or attributes/hindrances, but I have played evil characters. And for me, it's the word "character" that's...
  27. Strengths: - World-building. Detailed,...

    Strengths:

    - World-building. Detailed, long-view, contextual, comprehensive world-building. See "Weaknesses" below. :p
    - Variety. I like to mix up straight combat/dungeon crawl with puzzles,...
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    I've had some memorable classic Marvel FASERIP...

    I've had some memorable classic Marvel FASERIP superheroes, thanks to my Judge's insistence that all characters be created randomly. But I'll go with the last time I played 3.5e, when I ran a gnome...
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    Love it. Making this a viable PC race may...

    Love it. Making this a viable PC race may require some tinkering or setting assurances, but as written this would make a fantastic sci-fi story element, perhaps as protagonist or antagonist.
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    OMG! Simultaneously hilarious and logical! ...

    OMG! Simultaneously hilarious and logical! Brilliant!



    Niiiiiiice. One wonders if mating is the final act of their lives, if the new gestalt eventually becomes gendered and mates again, or...
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    Absolutely, and that is a sticky wicket. That...

    Absolutely, and that is a sticky wicket. That other forum is about writing, where the limits are imagination, so I found the experience immensely frustrating. And it's all fun and games writing...
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    Please excuse me while I kvetch a moment... ...

    Please excuse me while I kvetch a moment...

    <kvetch>
    In a writing-oriented forum I frequent, a troll started a thread about organic aliens and reproduction/sex, how might it work, do they...
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    Agreed. My favorite aliens are the most...

    Agreed. My favorite aliens are the most inscrutable and with whom human contact is negligible or mind-blowing - the Monolith aliens (2001), Solaris, the Scramblers in Peter Watts' Blindsight, the...
  34. I'd be curious to see a George Kennedy build.

    I'd be curious to see a George Kennedy build.
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    I've not read much written Star Wars material,...

    I've not read much written Star Wars material, but in the movies, games, and graphic novels it's clear that droids may be characters, even friends-ish, but they aren't "persons". They are truly...
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    Bwahahaha! OMG, why have I never played...

    Bwahahaha! OMG, why have I never played Traveller?!



    I feel ya, and would hesitate to incorporate them in a fantasy setting, but would counter that any interplanetary sci-fi setting requires...
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    If the potted plant were sentient and an expert...

    If the potted plant were sentient and an expert in medicine, yeah! :)
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    Since this is a sci-fi question, they might have...

    Since this is a sci-fi question, they might have environment suits, exo-skeletons, vehicles, or cyborg enhancements that would permit it. Maybe more interesting, those who choose to leave their...
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    Let's go crazy! Myrmidons: The term is unjust...

    Let's go crazy!

    Myrmidons: The term is unjust and inaccurate, but as the name they give themselves is expressed as a complex taste and inside joke, "myrmidon" was the best humans who discovered...
  40. This thread contains a poll. Given your party's request, their history with...

    Given your party's request, their history with the temple, and knowledge of the mechanic - yes. Absolutely yes.

    That said, if there's a way for the party to "win" that doesn't necessarily mean...
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    In my homebrew fantasy-horror semi-Western, I had...

    In my homebrew fantasy-horror semi-Western, I had a town that stood at the threshold of an "evil" universe, where sleeping in one caused you to wake in its counter. The "good" town was Fife, the...
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    I just ran across this site...

    I just ran across this site this afternoon. I haven't explored it in depth, and it looks like there may be a gentle learning curve to exploit all the features, but if you're generating handout...
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    Yep. Yet I do it every time. Handouts and doc...

    Yep. Yet I do it every time. Handouts and doc are my default for any homebrew setting or house rules. It's objectively true that I spend waaaay too much time on it, including formatting, fonts,...
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