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Recent content by John Desmarais

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    Introducing the Awfully Cheerful Engine!

    Unique system, or based on some pre-existing mechanic?
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    Which Online Virtual Tabletop Do You Use?

    I'd never seen owlbear.rodeo before. That's kind of cool (although the lack of hex maps is an issue for me).
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    Which Online Virtual Tabletop Do You Use?

    Need an option to give multiple responses. For games that benefit from a map and minis, I use Roll20 (its easy and does the job). For games that don't necessary benefit from maps and minis, I just use Zoom or Google Hangouts occasionally sharing my screen when I have things I need to the...
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    How Many GMs Run Multiple Games?

    It can vary pretty wildly. I'm running one regular game right now. Two months ago I had three going at once.
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    What programs do you use when playing on-line?

    If I run Discord in a web browser (instead of the client app), I actually use a different browser than what Roll20 is running in. This way, if something goes pear-shaped in one I can close and reopen the browser and not lose both sessions.
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    General Caverns of Thracia and Dark Tower related Kickstarter

    For those interested, Goodman Games has fired up the campaign for their second Judges Guild Deluxe book - and this time its Caverns of Thracia and Dark Tower (with other goodies thrown in). I made my save agains the first one (which was Tegel Manor, Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor, Citadel of...
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    Your Favorite OSR System?

    Currently, Old School Essentials. Very close to B/X, but better organize and with several of the rough spots smoothed out.
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    Which Non-D&D TSR Game Would You Like to See WotC Revive?

    High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game, a Buck Rogers RPG based on the original comic strips. (Would never happen though due to the ownership of the propert)
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    Virtual Con: Con of Champions

    125-ish RPG sessions, most of the filled. That’s kind of impressiv.
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    Best Way to Find New Players

    I’ve had the best luck with meetup.com (Which has usually involved starting up a new “Roleplaying Gamers In {your city here}” group, promoting it in groups for other nearby towns, and then waiting a few weeks.
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    Besides D&D, what are you playing?

    No D&D here. Champions, Justice Inc (6th ed Hero System), and Savage Worlds. Thinking about starting up another game, and a D&D retro-clone is under consideration, or maybe Fate - depends on which the group chooses.
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    Best edition of Gamma world?

    I think my personal favorite might actually not be Gamma World, but Mutant Future, which is a Gamma World inspired Labyrinth Lord derivative.
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    Best Licensed RPG: Discuss the Best Adaptation of a Movie/Book to an RPG that You've Ever Played!

    That Humanx book was great. I dont play GURPS, but I got a lot of game mileage out of that one.
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    Pulp Cthulhu! (7e) North Carolina

    Btw, you might try here as well: Winston Salem Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Meetup (Winston Salem, NC)
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    Pulp Cthulhu! (7e) North Carolina

    Dang. Just moved away from that area.