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    d100-based WH40K: Imperium Maledictum Announced

    I think so, yes. Necromunda is a fan favourite, and recently had a (poorly received) computer game. The forthcoming Darktide game has you play pretty low level thugs. The highly popular Dark Heresy RPG was about playing lowly Inquisitorial acolytes (though in standard zero to hero style you...
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    The GM is Not There to Entertain You

    The rules matter. Whether the GM obeys them or not doesn’t. Certainly if it bothers you, you can talk to your GM about it. And they’ll either agree with you, or they won’t — at which point you can continue playing with them, or stop. But a GM deciding to ignore the rules can still be a great...
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    The GM is Not There to Entertain You

    The other choice you have is to not play the game. If you don’t like what the GM is doing, don’t play with that GM. That's your recourse. I’ve been in plenty of games where the GM has broken the rules. It never had any bearing on whether the game was fun or not. Conversely I had a GM who was...
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    Chaosium Suspends NFT Plans

    Yeah, “conservative fear of change” is nonsense. It’s just a non-argument used to dismiss the real concerns people have about NFTs. The problems NFTs present have been thoroughly explained (repeatedly) in this thread. Responding with “gamers really don’t like new things” is just a distraction...
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    Chaosium Suspends NFT Plans

    First of all, you are, because you were overcharged for your artwork. You paid a premium because your artwork was an NFT. It’d be like someone charging you double for your limited edition book because they included a receipt written in neon green ink. You may still be happy with your purchase...
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    Chaosium Suspends NFT Plans

    The answer to “why would anyone spend money on NFTs” is “because they were scammed”. It’s basically a variation on the “pump and dump”, as someone mentioned above, combined with a pyramid scheme. You hype up a worthless product, sell it at an inflated price, then get out before the market crashes.
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    Release [Chaosium] Call of Cthulhu arrives on digital collectable app VeVe

    Just heard about this. Very disappointed. Won’t be purchasing Chaosium products again.
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    Has anyone got any flak for buildung a character that wasnt optimized?

    I’ve seen it, though never been subject to it myself (I’m usually the GM). Most notably in a few DnD 3.X games. In one game I joined briefly one of the other players created what he thought was a funny character concept, but which resulted in his character being absolutely useless at the table...
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    Warhammer frpg - 2e vs 4e

    Yeah, there’s plenty of people playing it face to face. There’s just been an uptick of online play due to covid.
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    Warhammer frpg - 2e vs 4e

    From a setting point of view, it's an abstract representation of the goblin, being the lesser swordsman, exposing himself to attack when he strikes, the effects of morale, physical exhaustion etc. It's the sort of thing you see in fictional swordfights between a master and a novice - the novice...
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    Warhammer frpg - 2e vs 4e

    In 4ed, the 4 goblins are probably going to slaughter the master swordsman, unless he’s very careful. The bonuses for outnumbering your opponent are significant.
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    Warhammer frpg - 2e vs 4e

    God no, 3ed was great.
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    Warhammer frpg - 2e vs 4e

    It was going to be divisive no matter what. Aspects you dislike about the game, others enjoy. Had they gone with a less complex system people would have been complaining about that. Personally I think it’s much better than 1st or 2nd ed.
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    Warhammer frpg - 2e vs 4e

    SLs alone aren’t enough to remove the whiff factor. Advantage works to speed up combat, and to insure that every combat roll has an impact on the combat. If you miss, you don’t just fail to hit the opponent, you also make it more likely that he will hit you. This means you don’t get long combats...
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    Warhammer frpg - 2e vs 4e

    1. Yes, if you get -1 and your opponent gets -2, you win by 1 SL. However, it should be noted that crits and fumbles are determined by whether you succeed or fail the test, not whether you win or lose the opposed roll. So you could hit but still fumble, or miss but still cause a crit. 2. Damage...
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