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Newbie GM here, running a campaign with my first group. I had this idea of always having games being played on at taverns the players were at, and since I have a ton of homemade board games, I just used them. The first one I used was a variant of Chess I made and the players loved it, because we actually played the game mid session while roleplaying and with characters watching it and it was pretty fucking fun.

I'm at the 12th session now and I thought, why not try some (modern-like) sports? I have a ton of ideas for this and I see tons of potential, but I am also a sucker for consistent worldbuilding and I want to make this sport something that actually feels natural in my world. So, how would you guys do it? I thought about it being used for training warriors or something in places were they didn't have the proper equipment or something
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One thing to keep in mind is that there will not likely be standardization. a Soccer/rugby hybrid can be played in one province, but 30 miles away, they play with different rules.

Hurling, still played in Ireland is allegedly thousands of years old. A similar sport is mentiond being played in the Icelandic sagas.

Harpastum was a popular team sport in Rome, though we don't know the rules.

Generally though, individual sports would probably be more prevalent than team sports.
Sports and other games were absolutely a thing in a lot of medieval europe, although as an unrepentant byzantophile I like to take most of my games (and a bunch of other minor worldbuilding details) from Rhomania.

One highly popular sport is racing. The Byzantines most famously were big fans of chariot racing, with some races in Constantinople having over 100,000 spectators in the Hippodrome (roughly a fifth of the city's population); but foot races, boat races, and horse races are all attested to as medieval athletic competitions. Races are pretty easy to implement in a TTRPG if you've got a chase system or a robust way to model people going fast over decently long durations.

Another is archery or other similar competitions. These were often encouraged since being good with a bow, sling, javelin, or the like was a difficult and military useful skill. In many systems these will just be a boring dice roll, if anyone has a fun TTRPG system for these I'd be interested.

Medieval people also had sports similar to boxing or wrestling. The Byzantine version was called pankration, rather like modern MMA except the without a cage or weight classes. Since this is just unarmed combat this is pretty easy to implement, although if you'd prefer something more like wrestling or boxing you might want more specialized rules.

A very common medieval sport (but one that came late and didn't stay long in Byzantium) was jousting. Two armored lancers would have their horses run at each other, generally separated by a fence. They would try to hit the other in the shield and knock the other off with the impact (which was substantial). Most player characters aren't going to be able to joust unless you're playing something like Pendragon where they're knights.

Finally for this post on medieval sports, we've got polo. It's similar to jousting in being a game of horsemen, but has teams and is (generally) less violent.
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There were also plenty of medieval tabletop games, which you can either have your players play or have represented in a simpler form.
One obvious example is chess. The rules of chess approached their modern form in western europe during the late middle ages, and alternate forms of the game existed including zatrikion, a byzantine version played on a board like pic related and less powerful versions of the bishop (elephant) and queen (councilor).
Another is hazard, a game where you rule 2 or 3 d6s and bet on various things about their outcome. It has the benefit of being playable with only dice at the table, but you might want to simplify the rules and/or have cultural variants in your game to make it easier to play.
You might also try liar's dice, although my inner realismfag compels me to remark that we have no medieval evidence of the game's existence. There are several versions of the game, but generally it has a small group of people each roll 5 d6s, keep the results hidden and make claims on the total amount on the table, where being proven a liar or calling out a true bet as a lie loses until someone wins.
A board game with a byzantine history is trodion or nine men's morris. I find it's not as useful as some other games for a TTRPG party since it's for only 2 players and isn't as interesting as chess, but it is authentically medieval and a decent game to rarely play if your players know the game. This is the game that the BECMI module Talons of Night infamously had you play several times during the main adventure for no reason.
Not him but I'd like to add that when Theodosius outlawed the Olympic games, he outlawed the ceremony dedicated to the Roman gods. This does not mean that the individual events stopped existing, so people probably kept swimming and chucking spears.

Some while back I went on an internet quest to figure out if gymnasions persisted into the Byzantine Era but I could not find evidence in either direction, so for now I'll just assume there's no reason for them to have stopped existing.
>One thing to keep in mind is that there will not likely be standardization. a Soccer/rugby hybrid can be played in one province, but 30 miles away, they play with different rules.
Oh fuck, didn't even consider the standardization problem, I can play with that

t. OP not phonefagging rn

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>and what would retreating have accomplished for these people? the only difference between surrendering to the western powers or the eastern was how long the train ride back to moscow would be.
Tell me how many german civilians where sent back to the soviets by the western allies.
Kys degenerate.
>many german civilians where sent back to the soviets
I have never seen any cases of ethnic germans being sent back by western allies, only eastern europeans.
But you are lying out of your ass.

Quelle: Meine Familie ist aus Schlesien.
>Ethnic German
You are a pretty smart one, arent you?
>computer sculpted historical miniatures
>poses are shit
Why can't digital artists use real models to pose? Also, why are companies that use digital sculpting unable to prevent size creep?

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Non-standard dragons edition
>Have you ever used non-chromatic or metallic dragons in your games?

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1e has the Dragon Empires Gazetteer.
>the next oriental adventures fiasco
Which fiasco?
>Want to try a bomb alchemist
>Half-orc is basically objectively the correct option
>Can't justify it

I must.. resist the urge..
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I need some input on the value of these Animal Domain spells for the Druid class. Are they collectively worth as much as +1 Feat?

I kind of have no idea if the spells are weak or strong.
Actually, what you need is Spellcraft, not Craft. The difference between the two is that Spellcraft is basically "magical perception" (in addition to all magical crafting) and therefore useful to both casters and non-casters. Identifying a spell (and SLA) as it's being cast is incredibly potent.

Definitely multiclassing. It's barely worth it for experienced players, and certainly not for new players.

so how different would HH be if primarchs were female?
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what about malcador and imperial army?
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happy belated mother's day

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Post cool or unusual interpretations of monsters
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>Its a much more anatomically correct neanderthal.
Nope, its a fantasists attempt at a neanderthal that ignores a bunch of science.
Damn that`s fucking great. I`m stealing this.
Oh shit, it`s the brother of Cazaclaw
how do you design a monster so that people can tell when they see it that its a god and not just a fancy magic monster
Does he riddle?
If he doesn't riddle then no sell.

SMAC was renowned for having seven great factions that captured core human philosophies. The five human factions added in SMAX have been derided as gimmicky. What factions should have been added instead, what ideologies or motivations or playstyles was the fame missing?
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It really is fucking hilarious. Big businesses want to create algorithms to accurately predict human behavior, but there isn't an accurate data set in the fucking universe that won't paint a politically incorrect picture so it's impossible to strip that shit out while building a useful system.

We've been here before, though. Expect data analytics to look like the field of human genetics in 10 years: a dead end science full of social pariahs.

Mech suits? Non-sentient drones? Next-level physics guns?
Trump faction. Never sticks to diplomatic or trade agreements, while accusing everyone else of breaking theirs. Never admits defeat or surrenders even when losing/lost. Will perform atrocities and then deny that he did anything wrong/will blame other factions.

It's also a civ 2, maybe 3? Clone. It does a perfectly fine job of worldbuilding while also being a 2000s 4x.
"Political correctness" is actually the right attitude for AI as most of its trained on white, middle class westerners then shock! It doesn't work properly for anyone who's not a white middle class westerner.

Half of that shit is fucking modern phrenology and is only percieved to work cause it conforms to peoples preconceived biases. See any AI sold to the U.S police, which is generally just an if statement of
>If black
> Is criminal
> If middle class AND white AND Anglo
> Not is criminal
>Not is criminal
>If 1
> Is criminal

I think you should try homebrewing too, anon

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>Warcom Update
None today don't bother looking.

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A subreddit were /tg/ hides the codices.
Isn't the Telemon only T8? How do you get meltas only wounding on 5's?
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Anon you have ignored female guardsmen, female Necron characters such as Xun'bakyr, and how the orks are just a mobile combat fungus weapon that's barrel is still spitting lead out of control.

You believe you are wanting representation and fairness when it is given to you in the SOS and SOB. A balance between appealing to those like you and making sure not to backstab the original fans that built 40k was what motivated the creation of the SOB and SOS.

Asking for female space marines is nothing more or less than reducing the identity and struggles of the woman to a marketing ploy to sell overpriced miniatures.

The SOB and SOS avoid this negative connotation by filling in the much beloved warrior woman archetype.

The space marines fill in the Conan The Barbarian archetype in space.

Your mindset is why the belief of archetypal SJWs never being satisfied because the female representation already exists.

There is stupid gatekeeping in 40k. This is not a gate that is guarded. The door for women and you has always been open, but it just seems that a lot of women look at 40k and go: "not my cup of tea" and pass it up. There is nothing wrong with that.

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He just want things that don't have, stop answering him, he is like a capricious kid that demands what he wants as it was some kind of right, he is just a solipsistic bitch thinking that his desires are the center of the universe but worse, because he hides it behind false moral and political superiority.
>Ask in the Vola
Okay thanks :)

The Chad Space Marine (top row)
>miniatures from 1987 to 2017 can be used in the same unit, no questions asked, giving them amazing character based on your own collection and desire
>can be arranged into Tactical, Devastator and Veteran Squads at will
>Iconic and legendary, from Badab to Armageddon to Macragge

The virgin "Primaris" Marine
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Really wish they'd have continued on with the Deathwatch - Space Marine Heroes scale, which was actually perfect
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You didn't say "now"
Thats nice that you have a mental problem
Making giant "centerpiece" a regular thing was when I knew it was over.
No, I don't feel like carrying an extra 2 boxes around for my army.
The intro cutscene of DOW is the best move made about space marines. Nothing ever came close. I still love it to this day.

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How do you write/play a strong female character, /tg/?
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>How do you write/play a strong female character, /tg/?

I guess I'd just copy Nausicaa or otherwise do what Hayao Miyazaki did/does?
Kind, empathetic, and motivated by a strong sense of empathy for the ones they care about and hold dear. Powerful, while usually not 'physically', but at least in the sense of their convictions and integrity. If they cannot be strong then they can be smart, clever, charming, industrious, stubborn, or a mixture of all.
Sometimes they save the day just by sustaining the humanity of others.
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Blessed post
Were you having a stroke while writing that or are you just an ESL?
You write a strong female character by writing a good character. They have ambitions, they have flaws, they have their own understanding of the world, they have personality etc. You know, they feel like an actual proper person and character.

On top of that I think is that agency is important, they get enough spotlight and everything they do is something they chose and decided in some manner. No one is going to say a random content peasant who does his work is a strong character similarly to how some random obedient housewife is a strong character.
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See long post, expect bait, actually get a good advice. You`re too good for this board anon.

> Violent, brutish gila monsters the size of rhinoceroses. Inside their mouths are the upper halves of devious lizardmen who control the gila monster parts of their bodies, and use weapons like bows and polearms to help secure their prey.
> Inflatable humanoids connected to the ground by extremely long tubes. The tubes all lead to a massive, multi valved gasbag creature that resembles a cross between a heart and lungs crossed with a jellyfish, blobfish and and toad.
> Giant hyena goat boar thing with a knobby, bone crested head and an unnaturally wide mouth. It has multiple holes in the roof of its mouth housing harpoons made from sinew and bone.
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For creating (at least aesthetically) unique monsters, I tend to use either the demon tables from FL or any number of the custom monster creators (which funnily enough also includes demons) from SotDL. A randomly created one from each would be
>FL Demon Tables: A heavily armoured, burning goat that attacks with horns and teeth (the horns are exceptionally powerful, go figure) that is immune to the effects of cold and is immensely weak to music
>Forgeborn and Magic Made (SotDL Constructs): A tiny hawk simulacrum that moves by hovering. Its only weapon is a crossbow, though it can also breathe fire and is vulnerable to water
>Of monstrous Mien (SotDL Monster tables): A huge amoeba with wings created by conjuration magic gone wrong.
>Hunger in the void Demon Tables: A medium (human) sized quadrapedal demon. It appears to have no skin and its head is a perfect sphere. Each of its legs are bifurcated and far too long. It bleeds mayonnaise and is covered in bone spikes. Despite having no arms, it has a fully automatic rifle.
You could probably work to figure out the environments such creatures would work in. Except the mayonnaise gun dog.
Wait where's this from
SotDL is Shadow of the Demon Lord and FL is Forbidden Lands. There's a link to a 7z containing all of the files of SotDL in the general (Hunger in the Void is in the source books folder, all the others are in the Monstrous Pages folder). The forbidden lands GM book you can find here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s8yw-2M75clv_WLQk0Vvj35_EsH0feMG/view?usp=sharing
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Bros we took it for granted when you could do this on Adult Swim and everyone laughed. No sjw faggots.

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Cupanon has died. Say something for his funeral.
Long live cupanon
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OLM G was fine. The studio didn't really show how awful they were until V.

The worst animation in all of G was in Stride Gate when they absolutely refused to animate Gear Groovy properly and he was just a floating still posed png that they dragged around.
>OLM G was fine.
I don't know about that. NEXT wasn't that good looking outside a few episodes and GZ looked awful almost all the time. TMS G was definitely better.
In general, maybe. I'm just saying that the very worst episodes of G were all TMS.
Best pairing.

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Here is the next round of discussing and sharing weird tabletop games and tabletop-gaming related stuff from japan!
This thread mostly focus on RPGs, but wargames and cardgames are also always welcome.

Post about weird tabletop gaming related shit from japan that you found. Images, Raws, possibly translations. Or just talk about your experiences with tabletop games from japan. That works too.

>Japanese RPG Troves:

>Wanna provide raws so maybe we can get a translation going?
You can find a guide here: https://pastebin.com/t4pnDT4K

>Wanna help get more games translated but you know next to no japanese?
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>Ryuutama and all supplementary material has an official translation in my language
Feels good man
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Saw this on Yellow submarine's twitter, looks like a pretty neat mecha game based on the random google translate of the tweet. Anyone has any idea how it plays, I couldn't find any info available in English.

https://twitter.com/YS_RPGSHOP/status/1391985696450121728 for reference
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I dig the design, it's definitely got a sort of VOTOMS/Front Mission vibe.
The fact that it's specifically desert and survival intrigues me too.
Good thing Heavy Gear never made it over or someone would be sued.
>if it's not specifically called out in the chart, it doesn't affect spellcasting
Thanks for clarifying this.
I guess it makes some sense, but it's kind of a weird rule since there are stronger armors if you have proficiency.
I guess it's fine though.
>Assuming you mean officially translated here, because you hurt me otherwise. Honestly, I do too, but it's unlikely as fuck.
Not that anon but I agree with you. Although, I think Kadokawa is slowly realizing that there is value to be gained from catering to the west, though it is true that they would be picking a fight with D&D and calling that an uphill battle is an understatement.
A new and popular anime IP could give it the push it needs, but there needs to be something like that first.
For now, you are all we have, and your work is very appreciated.

Whether it are reaction pics, funny pics, cursed pics, filename pics, random pics and whatever you have. The point is to make an interesting setting based on them. You can also take a pic that has been previously posted and edit it if its OK with everyone. Just post something and add a bit of fluff to it, then let the magic do the rest!
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This unique culture would not be lost following the arrival of the Soukan gods and rather than let the divine spirits shape their society they merely added it to their own. This act of defiance was performed with such steadiness, that the gods took note of it and as is their fickle nature instead rewarded it by naming their Wanax or as Autians call it, king, their messenger and he was uplifted to demigod status becoming the first ruler of an individual city-state to unite the whole republic. During this period and even after the death of their Wanax in battle, Mycinia never once forgot their martial lifestyle and it currently is tied with Sparathus for the city-state producing the most warriors with Sparathus only being slightly ahead at the moment. Its most famous regiment are the Kataphraktoi, warriors fully bedecked in blessed plate who wield great tower shields with both a spear and sword in battle. They form both an elite armored form of infantry or in some cases cavalry, as some of them choose instead to mount the massive Cerberi that lurk within the caves near their city and appear as bloodthirsty three-headed dogs and ride these beasts into battle. One final note about their military is that unlike the hoplites of other city-states, the warriors provided by Mycinia are frenzied skirmishers who wear boar tusk helmets and wield figure-of-eight shields alongside battleaxes and swords, often both at the same time. These warriors are noted to have a seemingly unshakeable resolve in battle and while they may appear primitive compared to their hoplite counterparts, subtle enchantments are present all across their wargear which when in action makes them more than a match for those soldiers.
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