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How many people would a castle like pic related hold on a normal day, ie when nobody is besieging it and there's no festival going on inside?
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>along with a 50-ish infantry
Imagine feeding 50 guys every day to do nothing for months even years on end

Nah, it'd probably be about 12 guys total, no cavalry because stabling the horses would be a pain in the ass
Being assigned to guard this place would be a punishment
>Imagine feeding 50 guys every day to do nothing for months even years on end
I've lived near a trailer park before, the McDonald's handled it well.
But how long could mcdonalds hold out in a siege?
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>hundreds might be an exaggeration
Nigga, let me give you a big, pointy tip:
The concept of "minimum comfortable space to live in" is relatively modern invention. Consider this: pic related is a home for 12-16 people. It only has two rooms (one of those with a kitchen) and a hall between them - the area under the roof is a storage. From modern perspective, it's a comfortable house for a family of 5 and a cramped shithole for 8. It was considered a high luxury of a well-off freeman (basically a noble in everything, but the title itself) when it was build in late 18th century.

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What is Don Quixote's alignment?
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Truth can't really be evil, it just IS
Choosing to be a retard isn't a matter of alignment
Considering he "is" old nobility, there's an argument to be made he's a stubborn LN that simply refused to see to reality.
As a PC, Don Quixote doesn't have an alignment.
Chaotic missing-the-point. Kinda like with Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
>CE in the musical
God I hate the US sometimes... Can't you just keep your hands off classics of literature please.

And since we're on it, the name is Les Misérables and not "Les Miz" and why do I have to explain that this wasn't originally a freaking musical!

tl;dr angry frog squeaking

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Hit the gym edition

>What is /awg/?
A thread to talk about minis and games which fall between the cracks, or peoples' homebrew wargames. The Historical Wargames General doesn't entertain fantasy (for good reason) and the other threads are locked to very specific games, so this thread isn't tied to a game, or a genre, let's talk about fun wargames.
Any scale, any genre, any company, any minis. Skirmishers welcome. Rules designers welcome.

>Examples of games that qualify
OnePage Rules, Mighty Armies, Dragon Rampant, Mortal Gods, Kings of War, Frostgrave, Ghost Archipelago, Hordes of the Things, Songs of Blades and Heroes, Freebooter's Fate, Dark Age, Beyond the Gates of Antares, Conquest, MESBG, Warmachine, Epic and anything else that doesn't necessarily have a dedicated thread.

>Places to get minis

>The Novice Troves

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He is dogshit at balance and insists the trap options are viable, but I think the more traditional fantasy resonated with many. >>73606808 is right
>Studio Macvey
Arent most of those fellas owned by cmon now? Their physical sculpts are still fantastic, tragic digital seems to be increasingly common though.
Thank you for responding anons. ;-;

I figured that would be the route I’d have to go, will be very easy especially with the RoC supplements to wage campaigns with various chaos warbands. Any particular methods you found worked best in your own solo gaming?
That actually sounds like a lot of fun, the idea of dealing with roving ork patrols or marauding chaos forces.
Thanks for the outline bud.
I’ll have to write that down.
>Sorry about your friends being burnouts.

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>Any particular methods you found worked best in your own solo gaming?

Focus on characters. Fun characters can make literally anything enjoyable. Plus if you're operating them as NPCs, having an idea of their personality will help guide their 'AI'.

e.g. if you have a big, aggressive brute character, then you can assume he'll usually try to charge the nearest enemy.
doesnt have to be full retard. could focus on maximizing damage by killing mooks or injuring a friend of the opposing commander to draw him out for single combat. if they have character im assuming you gave them backstories as well
Yeah of course, that was just a deliberately simple example to get the jist across.

Once you get in the habit of thinking 'what would this character do in this situation?' rather than 'what would I do to win this game?' it gets pretty easy.

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What's a good app or site for making character sheets for Pathfinder 1e?
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Simply put, the fastest program ever.

Seriously, the way it handles CPU load is genius
These both look like great options
I made a character sheet in google spread sheet. It doubles as book keeping for me as DM and will hopefully be idiot proof as two of my players want to switch to 5e just because they don't want to remember a +2 from flanking or +1 from haste. As an added bonus Google Doc allows you to give permission to edit specific cells so no tampering with overall sheet is possible.
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Have an actual answer
Or if you're a printshitter

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If you're playing a goody two-shoes "Band of the Falcon"-style mercenary and not a rugged sellsword who plunders, burns and kills shamelessly when he takes a city, you're playing mercenary wrong mate.
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You’re not anointed Champion of the Tribe by being a rampaging lunatic so no thanks
>and the training to use them well
>training to use them well
Can this meme finally die? Mercs had close to no fucking training. The big difference was that they were WILLING to fight, rather than being picky and moody about it, as long as they were paid. Skills? A fucking joke, literally random bunch of faggots with weapons and big balls to try survive long enough to MAYBE learn something along the way. Part of the reason why mercs went out of fashion the moment conscription became a thing was that their utter lack of training other than "learn by job" meant they were unreliable at best, fucking terrible at most.
Real paragon of the archetype is a Mercenary who talks and styles himself like some sophisticated and knightly noble who then casually commits the most despicable and heinous of acts without batting an eye. That way the hypocrisy of his posturing has full thematic effect.

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How could a baseline faction beat a faction that embraces transhumanism?
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Sounds interesting, got more information?
That's basically the core of it but speaking historically, they can trace their origins to a fringe pseudo-cult that existed on the periphery of the empire that controlled earth's solar system. The Solar Empire as it was called had a strict system of hierarchy that corresponded with the type of augmentations one could get, and such things were strictly regulated. The reasoning for this was that if everyone was capable of growing exponentially in power as individuals, the social contract would collapse because it would be possible for individuals to eclipse the power of a given group, leading to a society of might makes right. At the same time, their strict enforcement of hegemony and the caste system also lead to many humans being disenfranchised or trampled over, leading to them seeking to overturn the Solar Empire in order to evolve as individuals. This struggle was likened to the ancient Vedic war between the egoistic, individualistic Asura and the Deva they sought to overthrow, and so the movement eventually became known as Antinirvanism in reference to the fact that it is based around the strengthening and sort-of-worship of the self and ego instead of seeking to sublimate it. Anyway, they eventually got their hands on hereditary nanomachines and began the multi-generational process of breeding themselves into purely mechanical beings, who did take the name Asura in reference to the roots of the movement (and in general they tend to give things a Vedic flavor not because they actually believe in the real religion but just because it sort of evolved into their culture). The Solar Empire quickly began persecuting and genociding anyone who either was an Asura or trying to breed a new generation of them, and in response hereditary nanomachines adapted for survivalism and vicious pragmatism in order to survive the pogroms, turning what could have been an enlightened race of transhuman philosophers into the technobarbarian tribes that exist today.
In a way, what the Asura eventually became could be viewed in poetic terms as the manifested grudges and resentment of the people the Solar Empire trampled over in order to achieve their own ambitions, which ultimately came back to haunt them and was one of the major reasons the Solar Empire collapsed. The Asura themselves lack the numbers to properly conquer what is left but are content to wait out the end in the wastelands, focusing on culling or controlling their truly feral kin as they wait for a day that organic humans are no longer capable of surviving the blasted remnants of earth and the other habitable planets. Until then they mostly just dick around and act capricious, some living in human settlements and trying to connect with their heritage while others live as ascetic warrior monks trying to find purity of living through the act of struggle.

tl;dr they're nanomechanical high-functioning autist hunter-gatherer technowizards LARPing as ancient deities out of respect for the humans that spawned them and cultural momentum.
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Superior numbers, superior firepower.
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I'm sharing a few random generation 'tables' that I brewed up to provide seeds for setting creation. Share what kind of weird stuff you roll up.
(pic unrelated)

Fantasy Noble House Generator:

Fantasy Realm Generator:

Science Fantasy Star System Generator:
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Isn't that Rich Evans?
The myth, the man...
I recently started dming tomb of anhilation so I made a jungle happenings table (it's written in python though, since there are lots of rolls I found easier to automate somewhat):
Wow, that's hollywood superstar Rich Evans! I wonder how his alcoholic loser friends in Milwaukee are doing.
Number of Solar Systems in Space Hex
Roll 1D12:

1-2 - Empty Hex (no stars)
3-4 - Sparse Population (1 star)
5-6 - Standard Population (1D6 stars)
7-9 - Dense Population (2D6 stars)
10 - Very Dense Population (3D6 stars)
11 - Star Cluster (4D6 stars)
12 - Super Cluster (5D6 stars)

Number of Planets in Solar System
Roll 1D12:

1-2 - Roll D4

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A freak fusion accident results in the 40k and Ito universes merging. How would the 40k factions do in the Itoverse, and vice versa for Ito protagonists?
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>I read it in it's entirety before making that post.
You definitely didn't and you're making up headcanon. The most that we can say of Later ok is that he was touched and warped by the Dark Beyond (which literally happened courtesy of the jet black pele's hair that attached to him), becoming an emissary for it much like Byakuya (and Miguel before her) became one for God. Theres no indication that he became the *actual* force instead of just a servitor and mouthpiece, which is a thing in Ito's stories like with the crazy fanboy from Hellstar.

We're also pretty flatly told throughout the entire narrative that the dark force functions on a universal scale at the lowest we could possibly downplay it. Hell, the first chapter alone literally shows us that it exists outside of the universe in the strange space that the people of the village projected into. So even if it WERE Aido due to time travel bullshit (it isn't), it's still far beyond anything in 40k.

>aside from happenings themselves which aren't above a small chaos incursion or a Beta/Alpha Psyker in 40K.
Yeah, you definitely didn't read it. Please show me where any psyker does things on a universal scale. Even Byakuya can pull that off before transcending, and she's literally incapable of controlling it at that point.

>Not impressed Remina stands as the worst thing that could come out of his stories.
Remina is inferior to the Spiral, which corrupts galaxies. And is itself inferior to anything from Travelogue.
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Also, after rereading it really becomes clear that there was a lot of cosmic shit going on from the very beginning, even as early as chapter 3. To the point that Byakuya is literally revealed as being synonymous with the universe itself and contemplating her too long can outright cause you to dissolve into a mass of neurons that promptly diffuse across the entire universe.

Not seeing how this is at all something any psyker could ever replicate. Shit statements like these are why 40kids are almost universally dismissed as retards who have no ability to actually debate. Especially with settings that aren't as weak as 40k is.
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Tomie can utilize even various objects in her surroundings to regenerate from. Giving her an entire planet of dead or dissolved biomatter depending on the method of Exterminatus, is a bad thing.

West Coast edition

Discuss Fallout Lore and Tabletop games here.

Pre-war thread: >>73553985
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There’s Russians making the Arma 3 Fallout mod but idk what the other Anon is on about
Down with the traitors, up with the stars!
Neat, thanks, looks fun.
And fair enough
>joust one slice
So metro is Russian fallout
Vigor is Norway fallout.
Are there any other notable post apocalyptic stories set in Europe
Giving land only works if you plan to give up high-infra province. Otherwise, it's a clusterfuck. FODD never really worked out how infrastructure should work and if it should be comparable to modern/pre-apocalypse standards, or relative to Fallout reality - and early builds were "modern standard", so it sticked. This leads to situation as if you were playing HoI in South-East Asia - horrible terrain combined with even worse infra, so if province changes hands, the infra gets nuked to single-digit on regular basis and stays there for months. Given how speed is also gimped in FODD, with 3 as a baseline, while the game mechanics are written for high-infra baseline 4 (something you won't achieve until late game), you can end up with situation where taking particular province takes half a year, then you fight there a skirmish for a week... and retreat for another half a year, while enemy advances for next 5-7 months. This is a complete disaster in places that often change hand. The only thing where it is good is gimping FUSA, because both their war with Cathedral and the "rebuild" from it can take up to two years, simply because of shit-tier infra. And if Pitt joins it in the right moment, the war can turn into a complete stalemate, leaving FUSA gimped for good.

How prudish or promiscuous is the general Imperium?

How does the regimental commissar respond to his troops hanging up pinup girl photos in the barracks? How would people look on the local Astropath publicly dating? How much scandal would be caused by the ship’s captain and Navigator having an open relationship?
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show me a single source saying there's a (eglitarian) democracy
There are a number of them in the novels, but it is unclear whether they are accountable to the entire population, or (more likely) just the upper class/nobles.

The original point though was that the High Lords, or even the Sector/Subsector Lords don't actively get involved in the selection of Planetary Governors unless the tithes are not paid, so full democracy is theoretically possible, though unlikely given the massive wealth disparity on the typical Imperial world.
considering the main mindset of the imperium is a medieval one I dont think there are any liberal worlds so to speak where democracy or the common folk have any say. Just fuffiling the duty they inherited.
>You do know that Islam acknowledges transsexuality,
Not in the sense modern westerners understand transexuality. It is mostly used in Iran to make gay men women, not from the respect for the person. That actually stems from skythian practisces.

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/Tag/ tell us about the most heinous act one of your characters did.

Pathfinder 1e btw:

>Be local lord, having since a while a big problem with the local crime lords selling new magic mushrooms since a while
>While the addicts are not aggressive, they lay around like vegetables, gives our kingdom bad reputation
>How the fuck do I fix this?
>Get told a princess from the northern borders requested persistently for a audience, wanting funds to help the drug addicts
>There are no princesses, as far as we recognize in the north, just barbarian hordes and their witches
>Fuck it, might perhaps be a cheap way to solve the issue
>Some woman comes in, I do recognize her by description to be part of an adventurer group that helped with some previous issues beforhand, though never meet her in person
>I could have sworn the room temperature dropped when she came in
>While dressed up to look like a princess and following all the etiquette, something is just odd
>Tells me she wants to create a charity to help out with the local drug issues, she knows a local alchemist willing to sell medical goods for cheap and in bulk
>Why the hell not, seems so far raither straight forward, makes me look good and solves perhaps the issue

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Why use a square grid where your guys can only move in four directions when you can use a hexagonal grid and move in six?
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this gets needlessly complex imo. i use hexes which are 3x+ the size of a single units base for more fluid movement and allow placement anywhere in the hex they traveled to (excluding exceptions of course)
anon, are you still playing mkii?
Blood Bowl always did this, there is literally no issue.
Sure a diagonal is technically more distance, but you just count squares anyway, so it's fine.

You autists just overthink everything.
>using pentagons
okay glowie
>square grid
>only move in four directions
Is this a bait?

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Why is there no Command&Conquer tabletop?

And if one where to exist, how would it look/be like?
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You probably know this, but Antenocitis workshop has some very fitting designs. Their shop is a mess and most of the tanks are just STL files, but they still sell some in resin.
>kys means kiss in danish
>whenever anons get mad at each other it always reads as super gay to me

Well between Dawn and Sun places you happily in Renegade territory. The game may be mediocre, but early Visceroids, personal stealth-tech and energy weapons, the early cyborgs...
Plenty of scope for missions there. What system are you thinking of there Anon? I know Only War could manage it fairly well but I have very little experience or familiarity with modern/near-modern systems
Yeah, I was thinking a slight rewriting of some kind of FFG warhams system. I think what's keeping me from going ahead with it is that I have never run a game before, and I feel there's a fuck load of planning I'd need to do first.

If you're re-writing a Warhams then go Only War. The system's more free-form when it comes to archetypes/classes, so it's easier to write your own.
Between the better vehicle rules, the weapon-mod options, hell, even the mounted combat rules, you can have a lot of fun with that.
I mean fuck, I now want to run a game just so I can have Slowly-mutating Insurgents riding Tiberium-Tainted Mutant Horses...

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Where on the alignment chart do you prefer gods of death be?
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Celebrated how?
>god is good
Think about it...
>gets killed anyway
Death isn't just evil. He's EVIL.

He's the only evil.

Life was created perfect, with no expiry date, immortal and immutable, incapable of being damaged or destroyed in any way. The universe was infinite so that life could continually flower, expand and flourish in every way.

Something went wrong, and Death created himself. He is a parasite, a fucked up virus that rots through everything, like a cancer running through the marrow of existence and he will spread until everything is part of him.

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How were humans made in your setting? How does that explain different human subraces?
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>No asians
>How were humans made in your setting?
Natural selection.
>How does that explain different human subraces
I don't have those, because like in reality, those things don't exist.
The closest you get is that Orcs are of the Genus Homo
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>Asians - not included
Why not?
hi bumpfag, neck yourself

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