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>the party starts in a tavern
>the locals point you to the tavern
>blah blah tavern blah
fuck taverns, overused pieces of shit I hate how every campaign feels the need to include one just becomes it's what everyone else is doing. They also all have stupid generic names like the "[adjective] [fantasy creature]" or "the [precious metal/gem] [household item]". Let's discuss better alternatives to where the party can stay or good places for adventures to begin
>seaside resort that's half submerged, operated by merfolk who want to better relations with the surface world. A common place for fisherman to exchange fishing spots and to get news on the weather in different parts of the sea.
>A hotel where every member of the staff look identical. In truth they are autonomous constructs shaped to resemble the owners late wife. Seeing the dolls being helpful to others is how he copes with the loss and goes apeshit if someone gets violent with them.
>haunted camping grounds with a few log cabins and tents for rent. The spirits own the place make sure no-one gets lost and welcome all except those who cause trouble or disturb nature. Each guest must plant a tree in the woods before midnight or a curse will turn them into a tree where they stand.
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My character and the cleric met in a bathhouse, they did the whole yuri thing with sizing up boobs and and washing each other. The other two party members met in line at a store waiting behind an old man who needed 4 candles
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>taverns, overused pieces of shit I hate how every campaign feels the need to include one just becomes it's what everyone else is doing
I think it's a shorthand for GMs and especially players who aren't familiar with other cultures and don't have other ideas.
In the medieval world the town blacksmith's was often a gathering spot for men. They'd stand around and gossip while someone's horse got shoe'd.
Or in the ancient world, temples filled social roles we don't think of as religious. A merchant might well meet someone for business at a temple.
But people don't know or think of these, so you have to explain them, and in the case of temples there's always that one asshole who displaces his rebellion against his Catholic upbringing to playing an "atheist" in a polytheistic fantasy world nothing like ours, so... tavern it is. Plain, simple and easy.
Party are all guests of a chieftain or feudal lord. Hospitality dictates they can get room and board for quite some time before they get kicked out, but they'll start to get the poorer cuts of meat if they seem to be abusing it. (Root of the phrase "giving the cold shoulder," originally a literal description of serving a poor cut to an unwanted guest.) They also probably shouldn't pass up any opportunities to prove their courage or honor.
Party are all loyalists to a particular claimant to the throne. They may have widely varying backgrounds otherwise, and they may be meeting in secret if there guy is losing/has lost.
Party are making the same pilgrimage. In passing, note that while pilgrimages could be genuinely religious experiences as we understand it, they were also used as excuses to travel, as sentences of temporary exile for crimes not worthy of harsher punishment, or in search of miraculous healing from a far distant place.
My very favorite though:
>you guys tell me how your characters know each other and why you're adventuring together.
t. Salty yank without a good pub culture
Tavern, Inn, Hotel, Pub. Call it what you want they’re good places to sit and relax while you’re waiting, and are frequently a focus point of social life in smaller towns. It’s a likely place to meet other travelers.
The nasty spitoon.
The party meet in a Nexus of Pub-Space, the interdimensional labyrinth connecting all old drinking establishments typically accessed by that weird slightly too small door all such places have that nobody knows where it goes or remembers who has the key for.

You can't quite remember how you got there and all you know is that you're hungover and should probably find a way back to reality before you get into real trouble.

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Let's have a thread about fallout and fallout TTRPGs, Because me and a friend have actually been spitballing ideas of what would be in a fallout campaign set in Texas or New York, though another friend did come up with the idea of a game of the party working on cross continental rail road as contractors for the Midwestern brother hood.
Also what are some systems that would be good for it cause I've seen a bunch of different systems for fallout and I just don't know which one
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Why going for a different character creation and go for "let's put bots as playable characters".
Maybe it's me having a special kind of autism but PNP doesn't strike me as a complete rip. Then Again, I've only skimmed through it in the last hours.
I've always wanted a game centered around uniting the BOS and pushing them to greater power. Build power armor factories, engineering schools, trading low-grade tech to the NCR or Commonwealth Minutemen that's shit compared to the good stuff but still better than anything they have, take 5 minutes out of the day to wipe out the Chicago Enclave (they are RIGHT THERE and tiny as fuck, come on), etc.
Redpill me on the Midwest Brotherhood of Steel. How do they differ from regular Brotherhood of Steel? Are they canon?
Much like Lyon's chapter, they recruit from the local populace but also take in useful ghouls and super mutants. The MBoS rules openly over their territory providing protection in exchange for recruits and supplies.
They come off similar to the FO4 depiction of the BoS.
They recived a mention in FO3 as the reason for Lyon's expedition however they were blown off the path and went to DC instead. Beyond that, not much as the game is dubious in canon
They were written by a team who really weren't that familiar with the setting.

They're semi-canon. General events of tactics are canon, so there was a BoS in the Midwest and they fought a robot army.

There's also a reference to them in New Vegas. Caesar says out in the far East of his land they caught Brotherhood scribes who were so removed from their origin they didn't even know how they were founded or the name of Roger Maxson. It's a reference to the Tactics Devs fucking up and saying that the BoS were from a vault in Tactics.

Is there a single RPG out there with good grappling rules?
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Any rules interaction can be simplified to an opposed roll.
Some people prefer having more detailed options.
Have you tried playing GURPS?
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super gay
in which book/section are the Hero grappling rules?

A lot of us gravitate towards one type of character over another, so let's hear them. When you're introduced to a new campaign or new system, what ideas for characters immediately come to your mind?

For me I tend to immediately look for the most agile "strength build" I can get.
Ideally I would have the Dark Souls 2 concept of power stancing two obscenely large/heavy weapons while wearing very light armor.

What about you guys?
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i like faith based builds
I'm often the most capable at minmaxing in any group, but also generally the most experienced at roleplaying, so often i'll go for some old veteran/researcher/pirate. Being the drunken master is a great option for cracking out some munchkin bullshit when the dice betray you

The most fun i've ever had with a single character was when we all played munchkined as fuck starting level 12 characters in 3.5. I ran a Codzilla druid who abused size levels to turn himself into a giant worm. His name was Leto III, obviously. This only worked as well as it did because A) everyone else was minmaxed to a decent degree, B) the DM was expecting the sorts of hijinks you can pull in that environment, and C) Leto was a neutral evil retard with the sort of authority issues you associate with an ADHD teenager with christian parents, so he spent most of his time trying to eat barons, earls and emirs.
Glad I'm not the only one! It seems so rare to find people who love petpets.

l like to play second fiddle to powerful petpets, and if possible I try to make them cute-ish but within the lore of the game (so like a cute zergling, which is a summon pet I had once, for instance). When not in a game that is 'balanced for contribution' (ugh), I like to play the weak nobody chars with stupid high socials. I'm the kind to try to win over monsters (and often succeed), haggle over shop prices while making friends with the shop owners, and make friends in every single port of call the party goes to. I know it sounds annoying to people who like combat only but my groups are seldom like that; I don't try to like steal all the time or anything, that's just bad playing. My parties tend to rely on me to get things that are beyond the character sheet.

I also do lowgrade maintenance stuff, setting up bases and escape plans and contact networks. So like the face/rogue type I suppose you could say?
quiet strong and armoured good hearthed "macho" guys
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I love edgy antipaladin types who secretly have a heart of gold, and became what they are due to unjust circumstances.

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Edge regain, training times and such are generally about setting the pace and weight of the story. GM should decide the pace and communicate it to players. Are you players expected to go ball to the wall every day or even multiple times during a single day? Or do they blow their load in two minutes and then sleep for a week?

We tied it to lifestyle, mainly because there is no reason in Core not to be homeless. Edge regain is per day of no rolls starting from 0 at Street and going up 0.5 per tier from there. Luxury is a special case that gives all the edge back but players probably only see that if their Johnson or someone else with the means has a reason to refresh them.
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So I checked the trove and everything and I can't find Battle Royale. Is it that awful that no one has it?
Just finished a campaign based on the mission modules yesterday! It was pretty fun. GM was trying to go full RAW by the book and it slowed the game down a lot but we managed the whole lot.

Surprisingly little combat (which was good, since one of the four times we fought got the mage half eaten), a fair amount of lateral thinking and a lot of fast talking made the game pretty enjoyable, which was really needed since our two man team lacked a lot of roles.

We even maybe had a happy ending, and only maybe died in the epilogue!
Thanks for the input, I'll try to just say that resting will be the main way of regaining edge. Tho the lifestyle regain seem intresting, might run that by the players and see what they think.
That's part of the 6e starter kit, isn't it?

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Mirrorblade Edition

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Frostgrave is one of the worst games I've ever played. It's the reason I don't value the opinion of /awg/.
found the salty aspie that blows up everytime somebody tried to talk it in /awg/

Just shut up already.
>People who disagree with me are the same person
It's why I don't go to /awg/. Unlike some people I'm not mentally ill and I'd rather not waste my time shitposting in generals.
Actually based.
Dwarves when

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Are the statues inside or outside the barrier
Sounds like inside, based on the descriptions saying the mummies are beyond the barrier and that they are milling around the statues.
Then yes poking the barrier first is a good idea. I grab a random rock laying about and i throw it at it.
Seems that everyone's gone to bed so I shall do the same.
So the remaining Undead are behind the barrier ? If that’s the case, I put myself in front and unsheathe my sword, ready to react to anything while >>68019991 throws a rock at the barrier

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>be me
>be Felinid auxiliary attached to the 74465th Valhallan Infantry regiment
>be stationed on some arid dustbowl of a world in the ass-end of the Ultima Segmentum
>Somehow managed to not die long enough to be issued Дpyг-pattern carapace armour and a Heavy-stubber
>mostly just hang around with with the Bullgryns and chem-heads
>for some Emperor-damned reason the tards in the administratum have seen fit to deploy a full-faggot-force Scintillan Fusiliers regiment with us
>they are as gay & annoying as the Ogryns are dumb & loyal
>sat at one of the many Valhallan Tanna-brewing tents cleaning Sasha
>feel something bounce off of my helmet
>look up
>mfw two full squads of the Tricorn-wearing bastards throw mud onto me, my stubber & the others sat in the tent before proceeding call me a Corgi and going off to loudly worship Slaanesh with each other in one of their overly fancy wigwams
>some of the mud got into the tanna machine and broke it
>mfw I have to walk an extra 200m just to get my morning mug

I fracking hate these guys
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Is this where the story ends?
>Be me, Steele Hanoverfist fourth company, Blood Ravens.
>by the emperor, what a clusterfuck of shit this is!
>traitors, abominations, eldar, tau, -wait, is that a necron corpse?
>Why hasn't it de-rezzed?
>see someone strip a fallen man out of his Mk. II armor
>Hey, that's a fancy kit.
>Or should I say... a gift for the chapter?!
>Oh boy, my first gift on this deployment and I haven't even been on the ground for more than five minutes!
>I'll charge the dude and just sort of bump him gently out of the way
>Be me. Lord Invader.
>Stripping a dead corpse of quite possibly some of the oldest power armour ever.
>Note the astartes operating all around me.
>Hear hugely thunderous footfalls and motor units snarling, getting louder.
>Gently shift weight lower and brace for impact with my foot.
>Knee hurts a little, but he rolls over. Pulls the tent away and gets tangled in it.
>Frantically sliding on as much of it as I can.
>Not even connecting it up, just getting it on me.
>Tfw the proper procedure calls for three arming serfs, half an hour of time at least, and some fancy monitoring and carrying kit, but you get the basics on in a handful of seconds.
>Chestplate and leg parts feel clunky around augmetics, and the helmet is one of the super old, fused to chest ones, but that shit can wait.
>Where's the fucking power pack? Or the arms?
>Better not have taken them with his roll.
>Wait, where's my cool sword?

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>wasting an entire thread to make a shitty TF2 sandvitch joke
I miss quest threads
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>be support gunner Trosk
>turns out my left arm & leg are completely fucked
>medic had to amputate them
>left eye is kinda broken too
>wish I was out dying for the emperor
>stuck in medicare tent instead
>watch Sasha give some lho-sticks to a roided up Grox
>wish I had some lho-sticks right now
>a big fucking techmarine drags the body of a traitor marine into the tent and starts to remove it's armour
>starts doing some weird rituals to purify it or some shit
>the medic comes back
>there's a techpriest with her

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Post 'em all.
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Oh fuck ! We need to smash the emergency diagnostic distributor because it came loose !
I recall a few years back some anons made tables for randomly generating tanks. Does anyone have them?

What is your in-setting justification for humanoid alien races? Just look at a setting like Mass Effect for an example of how frequently the humanoid body-plan shows up, the Asari are the most obvious example, but the Hanar and Rachni are the only major races in the current cycle that severely stray from this. Is it intelligent design? Panspermia? Or is the humanoid body-type just so beneficial for intelligent beings that the ones that don't take that form have a severe disadvantage compared to the ones that do?
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It's the best body design for species.
Not too strong (usually) and not too smart (usually), just enough intelligence to pull ahead and reach space.
Look at a car.

Now imagine the difficulties for someone trying to sit in it as a passenger when they have a thick tail or knees that bend the other way to humans. The further you move away from humanoid, the worse the problems will get.

The chairs of the first species to get into space will decide which species are going to have an easy time piggybacking their way to space by buying from the first and which will have a harder time because they need to design their own ships.
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Game is set in five billion years into the future. All the animals and plants and mushrooms and shit have by now seen what apes could do with their hands and straight backs, spread out into the stars and destroy everything they wanted, and figured that the rest of them wanted in on that shit.
Created by God like in real life
If you want people to relate to an alien/fantasy race at all they need to at least vaguely resemble a human.

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>"Hey anon I've got a cool idea for my setting!"
>"The mermaids don't have fish lower halves, they have dolphin lower halves!"
>"Isn't that cool anon? Since they're both mammals..."
>"You okay anon?"
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Never change /tg/, never change.
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/k/ is a magical place
I'm not a zoophile I'm not a zoophile I'm not a zoophile-

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Welcome to Old School Renaissance General, the thread dedicated to TSR-era D&D, derived systems, and compatible content.

>Trove, Resources, Blogs, etc:

>Previous thread:

Carrying on from last thread: do you think monks fit as a basic fantasy class, or are they too niche or too "eastern"?
(pictured: probably not a monk)
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What kind of OSR challenges and entertainments could I throw at the party in a tropical island? I don't think they have dungeons there.
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Why not?
>Raging Swan's All That Glimmers, Castle Oldskull Treasure
Where would one find these?
The latter's a couple bucks on DriveThruRPG, and like all Oldskull books, more than worth it. The former's a bit pricier but you can find a trove with it in if you google it - it's like the third result.
First one google
Second: Bytee's OSR trove. Check the PDF Share thread.

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Ninja-boi anon here, I love it!, its freaking awesome, the scarf color and pattern is even better that I could have ever imagined. Srl, 10/10
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Would someone be willing to draw a warhammer but with a spike/blade on one end? There's custom copper filigree on it, but the pic here is just an example. Feel free to use your own design for the filigree. In case you want ideas, the character is a follower of Hephaestus.
Doesn't wearing a scarf like that defeat the purpose of being a ninja?
Cyberglad OR here, just chipping in to echo everyone else and say it looks great. The red fists especially are real eye-catchers, perfect for a pit fight.
When a Yuki Onna makes you a gift for helping her you don't say no

Just got done watching film related. What does /tg/ think of it?
Thought it presented some fun concepts and was enjoyable enough over-all, but it was a fucking mess to watch, all over the place with an abrupt ending to boot.

As an additional topic to help this thread stay relevant to traditional games, I've heard about mouseguard on and off, but never hear stories of people playing it or what the average player experience is. Does /tg/ have any to offer? And while we're at it, ratfolk/mousefolk general thread.
The book it's based on "Mrs Grimsby and the rats of MIMH" is a much more cohesive story with all the back story / additional characters / scenes not in film.

I personally found it still a bit confusing, but I was young when I read it, so I might actually track it down again to see if I can understand it better.
>There's a book
I am confirmed for plebian. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that the book is probably far darker then the film.

I don't know why, but nearly any anthro-race or talking animal looks odd and tacked-on for me, but mice and rats? My mind just skips over and says 'yeah that's believable.'
Growing up on the Rescuers doomed me I suppose.
You watched a film about Mrs.Brisby defeating Thanos and taking the infinity gauntlet for herself? Please tell me where I can watch this.
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Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Games Workshop, whom, as much as I admire them, I do quibble with. Warhammer 40,000 had a very medieval philosophy: that if the Emperor was a good man, the Imperium would prosper. We look at real history and it’s not that simple. GW can say that The Emperor became king and reigned for 10,000 years, and he was wise and good. But GW doesn’t ask the question: What was the Emperor's tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these heretics? By the end of the heresy, Horus is gone but all of the heretics aren’t gone – they’re in the eye of terror. Did the Emperor pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby heretics, in their little heretic cradles?
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Could have sworn it was implied that Littlefinger did a ton of embezzling
Why is everyone obtuse when it comes to the tax policy quote? All the fatman meant was that his story dealt in sociopolitical consequence and LotR was about character first story-telling.
Gurm tries to cast Robert's spending as a bad thing even though it's a great source of financial stimulus. He acts as though the crown should horde money like a dragon even though money not being spent by the wealthy is precisely what fucks up economies.
The only character who has a problem with Bobby B's spending is decapitated a few episodes later for being a traitor the crown, retard
Read the books, retard.

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