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Kersus

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Travaller! The GM went mad and bought all the content for Pirates of Drinax. Also, while I am running a 3.5 homebrew hexcrawl on roll20, we will be transitioning to Alien. I am keeping myself from even cracking the Alien book until we are close to done in the hexcrawl. I don't wanna get too excited and end the hexcrawl early.
Drinax is so heavy with material. So much to read before even starting.
 

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Kersus

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Many would count PF as D&D... many count a wide range of OSR games as D&D as well.

Not claiming you're wrong, just pointing out that playing a game that shares 99% of the tropes and abut 50% of the mechanical elements as a D&D edition is like saying, "I'm not using an 586 computer" when you're using an AMD k5 cpu.
Indeed. While there are dramatic 'feels' differences between OD&D->1e and 2e-5e it's all D&D. Anything d20 based would have to be foundationally different. Even then, breaking d20 into 5% chunks for a derivative percentile system could really still be D&D. They're all gateway games to a much bigger world of role-playing! Each fun in their own way.
 



univoxs

That's my dog, Walter
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Is some of the material available on Roll20 or is he building it up from scratch?
Just character sheets, from what I know. We are buying map tiles from drivethrurpg to ease the burden. On the one hand I am surprised there were premade sheets on roll20 but on the other, determined Travaller players are just the type to make a very good sheet.
 

Nine Hands

Explorer
I'm running both Deadlands Classic (in the City of Dodge City) and my homebrew mecha game (basically a complete reboot of the Robotech universe). They are both on Obsidian Portal if anyone is interested in a link.
 

Tun Kai Poh

Explorer
I'm running a Blades in the Dark campaign over Discord video chat. It started out pretty well and we just finished our first Downtime session, full of new NPCs, players establishing their leisure activities and their lair (in the catacombs under the red-light district of the city). The spymaster PC even started some rumour campaigns to get heat off their back and onto a different gang.

My players are all involved in other online games. Two have D&D games (still the popular game here in Malaysia). One just ran a Warbirds one-shot for the local monthly gaming event, A Good Day To Dice (now an online meetup of course). And the fourth just played in a playtest of a new teen supers game called Student Protectors of Malaysia.

Good times, all things considered.
 


I've just gotten back into Assassin's Creed. Deciding to skip the 1st game was definitely a wise choice. (I had beaten one of the later games, but wanted to go back to the beginning so I understood more of the story line.) Besides, it is good for the kids to get booted from the Playstation every once in a while.
 

manduck

Explorer
My group is trying out Rotted Capes. We also break out Worlds in Peril fairly often and Gumshoe for Call of Cthulu. We like to mix things up. We break the gaming year out into "seasons" so that one person doesn't get stuck running all the time and can play. Plus it gives people itching to run something time in the big chair. So every couple of months we switch games. Then we circle back around and pick up where we left off in a previous game. We have two main games right now, D&D and Rotted Capes. Around holiday season we play one shots or shorter games.
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
We've been playing some Call of Cthulhu regularly, and an occasional game of Dread. There is also talk of playing a Mouseguard one-shot. (Okay, I'm the only one talking about it. But hopefully everyone else will come around.)
 

Kersus

Villager
Testing the new version of the Inner City RPG on Roll20/Discord.

It's basically like AD&D1e for modern times if modern times was Starsky & Hutch and you were the bad guys. Set in the early 80s.

Hoping to play some Traveller or Tales of Equestria at home.
 

lordabdul

Explorer
I don't play D&D except very very occasionally (I ran a few adventures for my kid and his friends before they had one kid step up to DMing, and before that the last time must have been 10 years ago!). These days I play CoC and Delta Green. I'm starting the WFRP 4e Starter Set scenario tomorrow (pretty excited, I have never played Warhammer before!)... I hope figuring out this whole "online gaming" thing won't get in the way (using Roll20 for that). I recently did a RuneQuest one-shot, and will do a HeroQuest one-shot hopefully after WFRP.
 


billd91

Hobbit on Quest
The weekly Thursday Night group alternates between D&D 5e and Shadowrun 5e. My Sunday group plays Pathfinder 1e.

We've been trying a few different platforms for playing online. Tonight, we try Google Meets.
 

lordabdul

Explorer
Which edition of RQ did you run? I played the second edition of Mongoose a long time and it's BEAUTIFUL
The new RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha version. I really like a lot of things they tried to do (and the book is quite gorgeous), but it tends to be a bit unfinished when you look at the details. Nothing that can't be fixed with some errata and a couple house rules, though. I have never played any previous edition, so I have only an academic knowledge of how it compares to them.
 

PabloM

Explorer
The new RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha version. I really like a lot of things they tried to do (and the book is quite gorgeous), but it tends to be a bit unfinished when you look at the details. Nothing that can't be fixed with some errata and a couple house rules, though. I have never played any previous edition, so I have only an academic knowledge of how it compares to them.
Oh, I read it but I found it a bit overwhelming the number of elements to consider, plus while I'm a fan of RQ, I'm not really attracted to Glorantha.
Anyway, after what you say, I'm going to give it a try.
 

lordabdul

Explorer
Anyway, after what you say, I'm going to give it a try.
If you're not attracted to Glorantha, you might want to pass... the game is 100% tied to the setting. If you're willing to give it another chance, however, it may pay off because I think they did a good job with the setting introduction, and how the character creation starts with rolling your family history, which means you both learn about the world's recent history (further easing you into it), and it "anchors" your character in that history (like gaining Pendragon-like "Passions" such as "I hate the Trolls because they killed my grandma during the unrest of 1598" or whatever).

If you want a generic bronze-age/fantasy game with elaborate magic systems, take a look at Mythras, which is (as far as I can tell) the continuation of the Mongoose RQ rules, but rebranded after they lost the rights to the "RuneQuest" name.
 

BrokenTwin

Explorer
Isn't that a Diablo style dungeon crawler on tabletop, including fast leveling and contained environments?
It shares thematic elements, but that's about where the similarities end. There's barely any gear treadmill to speak of, and it has less attributes and mechanical crunch than D&D 5E, let alone Diablo.
Though I'm not sure what you mean by "contained environments". It's designed to run shorter self-contained adventures instead of sprawling sandbox epics, if that's what you're referring to.

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To the OP, I'm currently running a game of Ironsworn on Roll20, which is a first both in system and platform. It's going rather well so far, but it's VERY different from what I'm used to running.
Also running a Shadow of the Demon Lord game, although that's likely on hiatus until this pandemic blows over. Fairly sure those players have little interest in playing online. There's also a Genesys and Adventures in Middle Earth games I'm participating in at my FLGS, but that's obvious not active at the moment either.
 
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Fenris-77

Small God of the Dozens
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I'm going to use Scum and Villainy to run a Mandalorian-feel Star Wars campaign for my boys. We looked at Symbaroum too, but the Star Wars thing has such a low buy-in reading-wise it seemed like the obvious choice. We have embarked on a SW marathon to help us get ready.
 

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