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>>87619105
Are dragon riders the coolest archetype in fantasy?
I think so.
To me they are very slightly above warriors empowered by otherworldly entities such as a deity.
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>>87619129
Potentially, though I think the coolness gets vastly diminished if the dragon itself isn't an actual character and just an animal.
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>>87619287
Yes, absolutely.
I couldn't agree more.
More Temeraire and Eragon, and less "this is a horse with wings that breathes fire".

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『Horus Heresy』
>Official Website
https://thehorusheresy.com/
>New to The Horus Heresy? Here’s Everything You’ll Need to Get Started
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/05/30/new-to-the-horus-heresy-heres-everything-youll-need-to-get-started/
>Official FAQ/Errata/Downloads:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/faqs/#the-horus-heresy
https://www.warhammer-community.com/downloads/#the-horus-heresy
>Thread FAQ (very old, remembers Age of Terra)
https://pastebin.com/iUqNrrA8 (embed)
https://pastebin.com/8riDmnhS (embed)
>30k TACTICA & TIPS

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>>87615328
>>87616064
>Trim
From playing around with de-chaosifying the chaos terminators I found that this is actually not too much work. In fact simply removing the little triangles from the trim is enough to make it look simply ornate rather than chaosy. You can do this with a hobby knife in about 10 seconds a triangle.

>>87616104
Thats an interesting idea. SoH reavers are just so small even compared to other mkIV resin minis. they look really out of place next to the mkIV. I was considering trying to swap out their legs for ones from the plastic kit myself.
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>>87618520
>>87618514
>>87618506
Oh damn he deleted it, can someone screen shot the post so I can laugh at this retard?
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>>87618435
blackshields will be real in 2030
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Been a while, started up another titanicus adjacent project. Anyone still doing titan stuff, considering there hasn't been much new recently?
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>>87619171
I started painting up a Skitarii/Secutarii marshal in Astorum colours as a side project, its got me in the mood to pick up another Reaver desu.

>"Fantasy" setting
>Ancient ruins and dungeons contain robots and computers
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>>87619042
I know, I just think it's funny when people accuse the source of ripping off its own knock offs. Also, it's doubly hilarious because Thundarr is so obviously cribbing notes from Star Wars.
>tfw when you realize Princess Ariel is just Leia spelled backwards with an R added...
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>>87618313
That's kind of dope, anon. I may steal that.
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>>87614319
Yeah, no. Star Wars is space opera, which is a bland of sci fi and fantasy.
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>>87604134
Automatons and sentient artefacts, you idiot!
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>>87619286
>which is a bland of sci fi and fantasy.
When typos tell us how anon really feels.

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I've typically underused magician's choice/equivocation in the past, but I've been interested in using it more to cut down unnecessary prep for a weekly game. I'm also not a great improviser, so my total time savings would be significant even if my use of it was relatively limited.

GMs: how much do you use it? And in what ways? Are there any other forcing techniques you recommend?
Players: how much do you care? Does it become too obvious over time?
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if all roads lead to the same thing why were there multiple roads to begin with?
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>>87619261
Verisimilitude
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>>87619261
Hack GMs.
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>>87619292
if you feel you have to lie to your players about what you're doing you obviously know you shouldn't be doing it. get better at DMing, none of this shit is actually necessary if you're making good adventures
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>>87619261
Not every road is the same numbnuts

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How come there was no prevailing narrative about entitled gamers in media when they fought over the OGL for DnD

Was it because Wizards had pre-pozzed their game or what? Also I had already printed all the books anyway
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WotC predicted the average 5e player didn't give a shit and didn't plan for any backlash. They were actually right that the average 5e player doesn't give a shit, but their core audience is the consoomers who live on reddit or the 5e general and buy every single book and actually use D&D beyond. Those guys flipped out that WotC was going to attack 3rd party press and leave less for them to consoom and nobody was ready for that spergout.
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>>87618695
Because the campaign to stop the OGL revision was mostly driven by people opposed to a power-grab by corpos, not by people complaining about woke shit.
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WotC doesn't have a powerful media presence to manipulate things like, say, Gawker.
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>>87618695
Dumb frognigger.

First of all, WotC's plan was to just pretend it wasn't there until it came into effect. We only learned of it through leaks.
If the woke shit lives rent free in your head, it's easy to point out that they'd be quashing a genuinely far gayer company, Paizo, in the process. Recall that Paizo was doing it a decade before it was cool, and it could be argued that they actually believe in it rather than just doing it for a corporate mandate.
>>87618743 also has it right. The average 5e player didn't care, but even WotC's own reports also note that the average 5e player has never bought any 5e products. The vast majority of purchases are made by GMs, which are an ever smaller fraction of the playerbase. This is in part because 5e has published almost exclusively GM-focused content, like setting books and modules, in addition to the usual reasons. GMs are also the ones that cared about the OGL changes and made noise.
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>>87618695
>>87618743
They probably didn't plan for a backlash because the OGL doesn't affect the average player at all.
What they didn't account for was that most of their "fans" don't actually play and instead just consume D&D secondhand through Critical Role and similar third-party products.

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>>87597634
They are the spilt blood of the Evil God which is imprisoned in stone underground in Hell. Some of his blood bubbles up & conceals into various horrors, the most common are orcs
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>>87597634
How do you think?
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In my setting, adult orcs are much like humans, however in late spring something in their biology makes them a bit more rabid.

During that time the males become hormonally aggressive whilst the females enter a sort of heat every few days unless they are pregnant or have recently given birth - with an orcs sense of smell playing a big role in the process. This spike period lasts till the end of summer. It's not mindless orgies (though tribes will engage in such things). It's rather sort of like everyone basically becomes a horny teenager who just discovered what the tooling is for.

Due to this; nearby communities of orcs become hard to work with or tolerate for most "civilised" folk; as they tend to raid more, or just act more dickish during that time as they try find ways to work out the frustration. Female orcs in places like cities for example are often seen as being nothing more than a sort of "seasonal crop" prostitute; as the number of orc harlots and corner workers skyrockets and offering services for bargain rates. This has led half-orcs to often be derogatorily called "Plowhand Princes/Princesses" as even the lowliest farmboy can spend a few coppers and sow a bastard or two.
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Orcs are biological weapons created for the mage wars a long time ago and very far away. As time went on, these techniques were lost and people could only make weird fucked up and small orcs (goblins). Occasionally through chance goblins can get closer to the orc ideal and are called hobgoblins.
An army of orcs would be very scary because each individual orc is like a military computer running inside of a humanoid chassis.
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>>87597634
Like this but with more punching mixed in with the kissing.

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Which is more cool:
>A splinter faction of the elves rejected their peaceful religion and left elven lands to become the orcs.
or
>A splinter faction of the orcs rejected their warlike religion and left orcish lands to become the elves.
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>>87613313
>It sets a narrative theme that peacefulness is the correct, default state of existence and that war is a perversion that can be rightfully fought against.
Bullshit! War is just part of who we are.
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>>87615800
>Bullshit! War is just part of who we are.
Orc posters are getting more brazen every day. Don't you have a pit of mud you should be wallowing in?
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>>87615800
> Bullshit! War is just part of who we are.
Well, yes mostly. If you’ll indulge a bit of pedantry from me, I’d say it’s in our nature to be aggressively territorial. It still admittedly leads to the same outcome “we’ll stay on our side and you stay on your side or we’ll flip the fuck the fuck out and start murdering everybody”, an attitude we also share with chimpanzees; but this clarification also gives the wiggle room for diplomatic resolutions which we also like to pursue whenever we can, because we’re not stupid (it’s one of humanity’s defining traits) and realize that war is a costly endeavor and really shouldn’t be Bandied about so nonchalantly.

Again I realize how pedantic it sounds and apologize for that.
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>>87615800
So is being a complete fucking retard, but that’s not a good thing either
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>>87615897
I was just making a Metal Gear reference. I wasn't expecting a serious response.

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How would the Na'vi fare in the 40k universe?
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>>87615457
Why would they waste an exterminatus on the planet you meme-addled cuck? The planet could easily be conquered and turned into Catachan 2 by nothing more than a contingent of Guard.
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>>87613691
Now that you mention it, what I wrote was pretty retarded.
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>>87604807
they didn't, Eywa did
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>>87605714
>For one people are actually talking about for more than a week after it's release.

Chinnys aren’t people
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>>87613388
>With whatever nonsense tech the Imperium has, tho. Not with near future tech.
Nigga they were mining unobtainium, Cameron don't give a shit about realism.

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Reminder that AoS is GW's true passion project. 40k is just their cash cow. That's why AoS models have been given so much love and attention compared to 40k.
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>>87615112
Alarielle fused with Ariel and the Ariel side definitely feels more dominant in AoS
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>>87619200
He is so ideologically possessed he talks to the imaginary socialmedia driven narrative in his own mind, overcoming truth and sense
Twitter isnt rl, nor is pol, but hey,gotta spout them keywords
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>>87619200
>wut? did you mean to reply to someone else?
Don’t mind him. He’s off his meds and the voices confuse him.
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>>87606437
https://pastebin.com/kbr0b3rw
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all the love and attention of a bipolar rapist

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Space Vassalage Edition

FAQ/Q&A, links, topics, and games: https://rentry.org/srpgg

TQ: What is some of the most interesting NPCs you've meet during your games?
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>>87618671
> thinking "this is what the character would do" and withold from metagaming
Generally they’re designed so that you don’t have to do the above. They allow for a more explorative type of play, where you genuinely don’t know what’s going to happen next (because it’s improvised and/or guided by the system).

The indeterminism style isn’t for everyone, and there’s nothing wrong with playing a more objective style, but those systems generally cater to both (see: milestone planning in Ironsworn)
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>>87549255

Typically, i do one character. But once in a Marvel solo, i had beak (the hairless bird mutant) as a sidekick.

So guys i haven't had the best of luck with my solos. They were fun but short lived half the time. I'm thinking that i want something more long running.

I have like 2 different ideas for a more long running solo.

1st is a chronicles of darkness blood bather game where i play a blood bather from world of darkness immortals encountering the other supernaturals.

2ed is call of cthulhu. Just play a character until they die, then move on to the next one in the same world.

Which would you guys recommend
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>>87618671
I have a long-ish campaign in the style you describe and started treating it more like a writing exercise than a game to relax with. Rolling introduces more distractions from the ever-growing pile of plot threads. For the record, I really enjoy that campaign, but it barely feels like a game now.
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>>87618983
I almost forgot to mention that outside of 1 or 2 mechanics, I'd probably use the settings with either a simple d100 system or some other micro rpg.
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>>87618603
>>87618711
I mean, you could drop the vow system entirely and use the bones of Ironsworn for whatever setting.

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Would you ever play in a campaign centred around a sports tournament?
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We're up next, hoping the autopilot has what it takes.
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With this narrow loss, we're in a lot of jeopardy. A /vp/ win against /int/ by more than one (or a 4-3 win) causes a 6-6-6-0 tragedy, so it's all on the line next game.
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It came down to the last few minutes, with /vp/ securing its promotion at the 87th minute, but we're out.
Getting relegated on 6 points hurts, but there was nothing that could be done. We'll see all of you in Spring.
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>win twice
>get relegated
JUST
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I can't believe I've been cheering for /tg/ in every cup since I started watching and I had to be shown my way to the thread for discussing the cup on the board itself just today because we have to hide it from fuckhead jannies.
Sorry about rolling that 1 for making it to knockouts guys. I guess I didn't hope hard enough for you.

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"Harold" Edition.

A thread for discussing the "Fallout" franchise, its setting/lore, and its various /tg/ adaptations.

---Game Resources---

Fallout 2d20
-Official Modiphius Page:
https://www.modiphius.net/pages/falloutrpg
-Homebrew Collection
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HhX8yGHIgy8CV7HXK0wSClxCygMUGY4gMmIMm5Y62Ck
-Download Links:
Check the Share Thread. And before you act like a retard, putting PDF links in an OP is the easiest way for them to get canned. Begging here won't get you a link.

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>>87618700
>Former domestic parrots still retain the words and phrases of human speech.
Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!
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>>87618857
Icy what you did there.
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>>87548789
Why isn't there a good Fallout system?
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NCR:
>Forcibly annexes independent territories.
>Evicts "squatters" in these territories forcibly if they don't pay protection m...taxes.
>Response to a foreign leader refusing to kneel is to contract his assassination.

Legion:
>Forcibly annexes your mother and rapes her until she dies from child birth.
>Doesn't give a shit about where you live unless they need you for slave labor or soldiering, in which case this is your life forever.
>Response to any foreign anything is to either chimp out and enslave it or make a fake treaty then backstab them

House:
>Lifts you up from a chimp-tier tribal and puts you in charge of a casino that attracts fabulous wealth leading to an unheard-of lifestyle for your tribe.
>Defers authority over your casino entirely to you unless you violate the terms of the contract you made with him.
>Considers murder distasteful, it's only done to those who are an unconscionable threat or directly fighting against him.
>Rather than punish the NCR for attempting to murder him and violate the non-aggression and economic treaty he had with them - something he could easily do with his warbot army - simply kicks them out of their bases and gives them a fair contract for power provision

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>Omertas or the White Glove Society could plausibly have been replaced with the Kings as punishment for their treachery and contract breaking if only the King wasn't so autistic about being an anarchist

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Reminder that the strongest human male fighter is weaker than the weakest female orc barbarian
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>>87616687
>>87615484

She was keeping her arm and elbow planted while the moron was pushing her forarm with his full body weight, popping it out to the side. That's why you're supposed to both sit still or both leaned in while arm wrestling, doing that shit is cheating and hazardous as you saw.
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>>87618421
I believe the traditional game is "my pig princess" which is very traditional and very game, please understand, horny
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>>87615689
So did they confirm the orc and demon futa in that game or not?
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>>87618886
There's none in the actual game, no.
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>>87618867
lurk more

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Any system that is made for the player to control many Characters?

I mean DCC funnels are fun but the intention is to come up with a background for ONE character and let the rest die.

What if each player has a "party" to control delve into dungeon and explore the wilderness with lots of characters.

Would be good or bad? I can see some pro/cons
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Have you considered troupe style roleplaying, like in Ars Magica? In Ars you've each got a magus (wizard) you're playing some of the time, a non-wizard "companion" main character you're playing some of the time, and you can select from a pool of grogs (redshirts) when neither of your main characters are involved. The idea is that you can even trade off GMs and have maybe one or two wizards on any given adventure and have the rest be supporting cast.
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>>87611005
Pokemon systems generally stick hard to the "only one mon out at a time" rule.
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>>87613501
>od&d
even at level one you can get retainers (henchmen/hirelings) too
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>>87615583
Yes but there is morale checks, you need to pay them and normaly they dont go with you to dungeons.
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>>87611007
How do you manage that sort of gameplay? Do your players just have characters running around the airship getting stuff done in the style of FTL:Faster than light?
I've had some musings for a similar "crew in a vehicle" system but it seems like a pain in the ass to make a game like that that's enjoyable

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>Gandalf was a Cleric
>Frodo was a Fighter
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>>87618770
Nobody talks nor looks like that
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>>87618770
Haha I talk and look exactly like that
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>>87616613
Not stated, since your characters are never going to match up with him anyway. His WIS score, however, is 9.
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>>87618770
Why do you choose to be like you are?
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>>87618770
How did you get this picture of me?


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