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>character dies
>party avoids their unfinished plot threads
Bad player feels thread
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I mean, as a player, I don't care about another PC's storyline. Now that he's dead, the plot hooks are utterly worthless.
He ain't just dead, he's gone. My turn to be main character.
Just don't die
/v/ermin git ye gone
Making the same character again to do the same things is an OSR-tier move that cheapens character death.

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Only the best
No coom alloweth
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how do you guys feel about the warcraft goblins being technologically great but mostly but prone to break or fall apart. I like it to be honest.
>low effort nongaming waifu image thread
>simple and based chad goblin thread

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> be me, prodigal genius wizard
> dragged by idiot party to muddy shithole
> no upside
> barbarian sees shiny rock
> sticks hand in asshole on the ground
> obvious worm snipes dwarven snack
> why are we here
> why are we here
Just to suffer
>Just to suffer
jede Nacht

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how long do you think an elf would be able to keep her elven identity hidden if she was suddenly teleported to a contemporary large city? Assume she instantly wants to keep her identity hidden so she hides her ears and doesn't use obvious magic etc and does understand the language. Would her superhuman beauty become a problem due to attracting attention? Presumably a dark elf would have a harder time compared to other kinds of elves.
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Ears are barely even an issue, depending on size. Draw visual attention, but in a large city seeing freaks with blue hair and cosmetic surgery is barely anything.
OP is a faggot for not actually considering real questions, like what the fuck is she gonna do about a new person suddenly existing within the surveillance and archival state? She's got to work her way up as an undocumented immigrant, with no family or friends.
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>like what the fuck is she gonna do about a new person suddenly existing within the surveillance and archival state? She's got to work her way up as an undocumented immigrant, with no family or friends.
the culture shock is probably going to be immense, perhaps too strong since there's so many different things at the same time and being all alone is going to make it much harder.
On the other hand elves have some superhuman abilities and assuming she can still use magic and was skilled in it to begin with it could be a massive advantage. That's probably her best shot assuming she can get in a position to leverage it
It was going well until stripper heels
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I'd say that's fairly conservative for a dark elf
Which game, OP?
Which campaign does this affect?
You know what traditional games even are... right?

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I'll just give it to you straight. None of my PCs have ever died. Not one.
The campaign inevitably got dropped first.
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I usually kill at least one character in session 1 to make a point. It's really the best time to do it, new players make stupid careless choices and they can just re-introduce their long lost identical twin since there's no real XP loss.
>When your DM bends over backwards to keep your characters alive no matter what and the lack of possible consequences is starting to annoy you.
Great DM, but it does take away some of the emotional investment since the consequences for failure are lesser.
Can't have PC death if you don't play games.
>my sopping D&Dussy was ruined by a /d/m
neat. why didn't he just let you reroll the fight?
I've had PCs die and get raped

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What is your personal favorite Star Wars RPG? I've heard good things about FFG's games, but I have pleb taste and thought Saga Edition was bretty fun.
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Repetitive Forgeshit.
I liked Saga edition, for what it was. It does need a few house rules to balance some things, but those aren’t hard to do at all. The downside is that it is also geared more towards combat, so if you don’t do much combat then it may appeal less.

FFG is also good, better at narrative style gameplay, but fuck the whole “must buy fancy special dice” thing their games always have. I find it also struggles when it comes to XP and finishing careers, namely that by the time I’ve actually finished any career the game is over even when the character is only just starting to feel like how I envisioned.

And neither system can do space combat well. It’s frankly ass in both of them, which for a setting called STAR WARS is disgraceful.
There is a de-mormoned version called D.O.G.S. that is well-regarded.
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>How's DitV in general? It seems interesting, but I'm afraid it'll be too...Mormon.
I made a condensed version of the rules for my players

The rules are a lot of fun once you get the hang of it, and the gambling nature of having a hand of "rolls" that you can use to see and raise gives everybody more control over characters. Plus it feels thematically appropriate to be seeing and raising each other instead of just rolling dice and hoping your roll is higher than the other guy's.

Happy to talk more about the base system, my homebrew, or my campaign.
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Meant to say the PCs spend credits to buy possessions. Turret lasers, tractor beams, etc.

A couple sessions back they used the ship's tractor beam while it was parked on the ground to immobilize a padawan that was (at the time) housing the spirit of a Sith lord during a fight with the party's resident Jedi going on next to the ship.

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Out of all the classical monsters which came out of the late 1800s-early 1900s, I feel the beastmen of Dr. Moreau are highly underutilized. I feel like there's a lot of potential to use them in a campaign. The basic premise, if you haven't read the novel, is the titular Moreau using surgical methods to reshape animals into more human forms, granting them sapience in the process. He tries to impose harsh laws on his creations in an attempt to keep them from degenerating back into instinct, but they always seem to do so at some point.

In the novel it is pretty cut and dry, a mad scientist's efforts to play god are inevitably doomed to failure, but what if that wasn't the case. When you get down to it, the implications of Moreau's work are pretty astounding. That any given animal, if subjected to a surgical process a 19th century doctor could perform, could learn to talk and think like a human. Could you imagine if that was disseminated to the wider world? Surgery was far less of a sophisticated field back then, any relatively well-off gentleman could create his own beastmen from widely available animals. It'd be civilization-changing, or it would be without the authorial fiat such attempts are doomed to failure. So what if it was Moreau's methods, or lack of refinement, that caused his creations to degenerate so quickly? That with a bit of experimentation they could last a decade or two at least before going crazy?

>okay OP how is this different from adding normal furries to my game

Imagine a society where anyone who is literate and has a dog could turn that dog into a person. Imagine if they had a farm. Anyone with skilled hands and the ability to read could potentially transform a pack of wild dogs or a cattle ranch into (potentially loyal) thinking beings with opposable thumbs, and that's just lone actors. A nation embracing this technique could get up to all sorts of stuff, not to mention how people against it could react. There's a lot to work with.
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>They also have a bullshit weakness
It wasn't exactly a "weakness" if you read the novel carefully -- it was an oversight. They cured all disease on their planet so long ago that it was like the stuff of old medieval tapestries to them. The cylinders were sent with not a pound of weight wasted on anything, and since you can't really see disease through telescopes, they didn't bring anything to deal with it. The end of the book suggests a second landing may be in the works, and perhaps the future belongs not to man, but the the Martians.
(It's not mentioned, but it's possible that they may also have more fearsome weaponry than what they brought in the first invasion for what they would have considered "pest control.")
>Not a pound of weight wasted
Excepting the in-flight snacks, of course (That reveal was one of the weirder parts, are they lunarians or martian slaves? It's barely touched on)
All you need is for each of them to undergo a painstaking, time-consuming procedure from an amazingly talented doctor.
Science improves pretty rapidly.
The kind of procedures that any surgeon can do now would be unthinkable in 1896.
In a timeline where Dr. Moreau existed and taught his procedures to others, I imagine that it would be much simpler to do by 2023.
>As for the Moreau lads, it kind of reminds me of the Levithan series, though still pretty different.
Moreau countries vs Frankenstein countries would be pretty kino

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>good enough at worldbuilding to know what's lame and overdone
>bad enough at worldbuilding to not be able to come up with anything that's not lame and overdone
Anyone relate? Do you have any advice?
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Operating on “this has been overdone” is a nice way to sit in a room and stare at walls. Tropes have existed for centuries and them being overdone doesn’t inherently mean they’re bad. With so much content available to anyone who can use a search engine absolutely everything can be said to qualify for being overdone.

As long as your players and yourself enjoy them it doesn’t matter how stupid or basic it gets. Beer and pretzel games are probably the most popular type of game and people still enjoy them today the same as they did a decade ago. Chasing originality is pointless when the main goal of the game is usually to just have fun with friends.
Consider the fact that most people would want to play in this setting. Originality can be made from even pic related.
This exactly. If you spend your time worrying about "Has x or y already been done?" then you'll be doing nothing, ever. Fantasy stories were already full of been there, done that cliches in the time of Beowulf. What matters is making the tropes your own rather than worrying about complete originality. Who cares if Sauron is a dark lord with orc armies already? Make your dark lord with his orc legions, all you have to do to make it good is to make it your own.
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1. The structural quality of how a world IS built (good/bad worldbuilding) has nothing to do with what any individual(s) FEEL, whether in regards to "lame" or "overdone" or "fun" or "interesting" or any other judgement formed entirely on bias.
2. You know what you find "lame" and "overdone" so you can easily avoid those things for yourself, and simply asking your target audience what they think are "lame" and "overdone" puts you one step away from knowing what to avoid putting in your world for their sake.
3. I don't relate to caring about what IS lame and what IS overdone, I simply go with things I personally haven't seen much/at all and I THINK are cool.
4. Worldbuilding is largely a secondary element in terms of the games I'm interested in anyway, so I don't focus too much on that aspect.

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Angry Ron edition

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I separate conceptually demon engines and cyberdemons by aesthetic virtues: the latter being machines with demonic characteristics, the former being demons with mechanical characteristics
Imperium can ally with them so they’re aware of them
Orange with black trim looks surprisingly good. I might do a little Warband of those.
The Pumpkin Eaters.

Tell me all about Mystara and why it died. It looks like a proto-Eberron to me, except better because it's an organic growth and not one dude's passion project.
Basically people didn't want to use the setting anymore and Wizards needed something new to help shill the next edition
Yes, this much is obvious, I want to know why.
My two, probably wrong, cents: mystara developed out of Arneson's blackmoor who in turn developed out of the first scratches of the original d&d setting, greyhawk instead was purposely written by Gygax out of his castle greyhawk dungeon for being the official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons setting while forgotten realms got traction during the time Greenwood wrote for the Dungeon magazine.

Tl:dr writer choices and gamers adoption based on lazyness for the most part.
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By the way, what is the best source(s) material for Mystara

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Can't believe there's no BESM thread considering the amount of weebs on this site.

Is BESM any good? Has anyone run a campaign with it? If so, what kind?
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How well does BESM work for giant robot or mecha games?
Exactly the same as for any other game, since it's just a matter of fluffing the system differently. So still poorly balanced and easily broken.
>By yes, I'm a fucking tourist newfag, how could you tell
Because you are surprised by lack of BESM thread in 2023

If you want to play anime game, there is:
OVA for everything and probably the best pick of them all
Anima for shounen shit
GURPS for everything
HEX for everything if you squint, shounen by default

BESM 1e was decent idea with half-baked execution
BESM 2e was decent improvement of above, with bunch of issues; that was 22 years ago
BESM 3e was different company buying the brand and shitting out d20 Modern with few quirks
BESM 4e was yet another company buying the brand and shitting out a smelly turd.

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>Super powers only work in abstract systems.
Shit that no-games will tell you after lurking on /tg/ for a month.
It's a great system to plan semi-serious games, not just anime in particular. It has that sweet spot between "I actually have ruleset with values" and "I allow a lot of freedom when it comes to improvising stuff, still within the framework of the gameplay, rather than making your own rules". The flexibility it offers, while still "on rail" of the rules is great.
Gameplay is relatively fast, it doesn't get bogged down even with the most autistic number-crunchers at the table and it has zero issues with being an universal system, rather than claiming so.

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A PC just died hilariously, from fucking with a haunted painting. We were searching a haunted house, and we found a gallery where the portraits pulled you into a vision of the scene depicted.
Our party's rangeress got pulled into a scene depicting a ball, where she had a great time. She later snuck back and willingly touched one depicting an orgy.
The participants all turned into zombies and mauled her to death.
Funniest kill I've seen so far.
> https://youtu.be/46R03LQEAx4
This never happened and you don't play games. Net time you want to write shitty fanfiction, please go to /qst/ instead.
Shitty fanfiction is a time-honored /tg/ tradition
> Gets mad that a womyn gets killed
lmao even

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wasn't "haha she fat" was more "proportions look wonky as hell, overly plump in odd spots, clothes clearly don't fit, etc"
was not meant to be witty at all
neither of those to be fair, just calling it as I see it
can be, but that pic did it poorly I think, looks physically painful to wear

tried to post an image but didn't check the numbers, ah well, it was a neat one too
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My younger sibling is obsessed with this guy.

How would he fair in either Warhammer setting?

Feel free to specify with any reincarnation.
Feel free to specify Fantasy, AoS, or 40k.
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He'd do pretty well in Fantasy I'd think. He's basically a grail knight but with more inventiveness.
Notably, the Master Sword only gains its "Bane of Evil" properties in BOTW when faced with things like Guardians or the Blight Ganons if you don't specifically go out of your way to have its full power unlocked all the time. For normal mooks, it doesn't even bother.

So basically, it only activates for truly world-destroying evils. Anything else, and Fi doesn't give a shit.
In in fantasy or 40k becomes some Slaaneshi Daemon Prince's pee-pee friction funtime toy in 10 seconds flat.
t. Slaanesh

Farore is going to shove you up your own asshole.
*cowers in the Warp at the merest sound of her approach*

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Post wargs and everything warg related
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Yeah, although the hyaenodont-style wargs were badass, Jackson was a bit too prone to deviate unnecessarily from the source material.
He should have hired someone to slap him everytime he said "Wouldn't it be cool if...?"
Having Casper the Friendly Ghost and his Loyal Niggaz to pop in and send Sauron'sentire army to Treblinka was dumb as fuck and undermined the significance of the arrivalof the Rohirrim,
How big are wargs compared to an average human?
good thread
One of those just mauled a baby
>Having Casper the Friendly Ghost and his Loyal Niggaz to pop in and send Sauron'sentire army to Treblinka was dumb as fuck
That's true and honestly one of the biggest issues I have with the trilogy. Always makes me go "meh"

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