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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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    Warhammer frpg - 2e vs 4e

    Well yeah, that’s why they go adventuring!
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    Warhammer frpg - 2e vs 4e

    In 4e: 1. Attacker rolls, trying to get under Melee skill (+/- relevant modifiers) and determines SL by comparing the tens dice to Melee skill (so roll 15 against Melee skill 42 = SL 3). If the attacker rolls a double he will inflict a crit (if under Melee skill) or suffer a fumble (if over)...
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    Degenesis RPG is discontinued

    Based on the comments I’ve seen elsewhere, what put people off wasn’t learning a new system, it was the density of the setting. People bounced off it hard, struggling to grasp what the game was about.
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    Hunter: the Reckoning announced as next to be updated after V5 and W5

    Yeah, OWoD HtR was all about the Imbued. NWoD HtV was very different. Now, I can understand why they’d want to drop the Imbued. They weren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and going with more “normal” hunters has various advantages, but I think they’d be better off using a different name. Too much of...
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    Hunter: the Reckoning announced as next to be updated after V5 and W5

    I find it odd that they’re ditching the whole Imbued narrative and yet still calling it Hunter the Reckoning. It’s going to be a significantly different game, using the old title is just going to annoy people.
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