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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #180 on: December 11, 2014, 05:06:31 PM »
Relistening to Episode 82 has got me thinking: Did that World of Synnibarr Kickstarter ever pay off, Ross? I hope so. That's a game that I'd pay to listen to.

I got some PDFs from Raven but I've only skimmed them. It's not really a playable game.

Does it have the Raccoon in it? Is there finally a slightly better quality version of that picture out there somewhere?

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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #181 on: December 14, 2014, 08:36:35 PM »
I'm kind of curious if RPPR has ever considered Shadowrun.

I'm not exactly recommending it. I've been trying to find an actual play of Shadowrun I can listen to that actually sounds like the kind of game I'd like to run, and I really can't. I've tried the Arcology podcast, Fistful of Misanthropes, Geek the Mage First, and more. The closest anyone gets is Gamer's Tavern, and that's because there's one player making it fun by playing a minmaxed yet personality-rich character who's sort of a meta-joke and pokes fun at all the tropes of the game - sort of gaming against the system rather than within it. If I could hear RPPR tackle it the same way they did Eclipse Phase or Wild Talents, I think I could use that to actually run an enjoyable game of Shadowrun.

On the other hand, it's a beast of a system. It's no Synnibar or RIFTS, but it's unnecessarily complicated and fiddly, with tons of stacking modifiers. Chargen takes hours unless you're very, very familiar with the rules. There are a whole lot of traps (like skills that no character should ever take) and broken things (like the rules for creating Free Spirits or AI characters in 4e - sorry, Aaron). I don't really want the RPPR crew I know and love to have to suffer through that.

So...yeah, I'm curious if anyone at RPPR has ever thought about trying Shadowrun.

The guys at Fandible have an absolutely stellar, if somewhat occasional, Shadowrun campaign going. I think there are...seven-ish episodes of it out now? Very much worth a listen, the GM's got his teeth deep in the absurd commercialist grimdark future. Constantly hilarious.

http://www.fandible.com/category/shadowrun/

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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #182 on: December 30, 2014, 10:14:09 AM »
Have you guys looked at Adeptus Evangelion? It's a Dark Heresy modification for NGE games. As one Anon put it:

YOU MAKE THE CHILD
YOU HAVE THE MENTAL ISSUES
YOU DRIVE THE ROBOT
YOU FIGHT THE ANGELS
YOU GO CRAZY
YOU TURN INTO TANG
MAYBE SAVE THE WORLD
IF YOU DON'T FUCK IT ALL UP
WHICH YOU PROBABLY WILL

In other words, it's perfect for a horrible monster like Ross to run!  ;D

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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #183 on: December 30, 2014, 11:47:47 AM »
Have you guys looked at Adeptus Evangelion? It's a Dark Heresy modification for NGE games. As one Anon put it:

YOU MAKE THE CHILD
YOU HAVE THE MENTAL ISSUES
YOU DRIVE THE ROBOT
YOU FIGHT THE ANGELS
YOU GO CRAZY
YOU TURN INTO TANG
MAYBE SAVE THE WORLD
IF YOU DON'T FUCK IT ALL UP
WHICH YOU PROBABLY WILL

In other words, it's perfect for a horrible monster like Ross to run!  ;D

Well, we already did The Final Revelation, so we're pretty full in the devoid of hope gaming category.
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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #184 on: December 30, 2014, 12:36:57 PM »
Have you guys looked at Adeptus Evangelion? It's a Dark Heresy modification for NGE games. As one Anon put it:

YOU MAKE THE CHILD
YOU HAVE THE MENTAL ISSUES
YOU DRIVE THE ROBOT
YOU FIGHT THE ANGELS
YOU GO CRAZY
YOU TURN INTO TANG
MAYBE SAVE THE WORLD
IF YOU DON'T FUCK IT ALL UP
WHICH YOU PROBABLY WILL

In other words, it's perfect for a horrible monster like Ross to run!  ;D

Well, we already did The Final Revelation, so we're pretty full in the devoid of hope gaming category.
But Ross didn't run that game, iirc

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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #185 on: December 30, 2014, 05:33:29 PM »
I believe Ross has mentioned that he likes the 40k, but isn't really a fan of the Dark Heresy system, though I could be misremembering things.

Also, what the upload schedule now? Duality, Masks, then One Shot? Or is Dungeon World tossed in there somewhere too?

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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #186 on: December 30, 2014, 05:42:48 PM »
I believe Ross has mentioned that he likes the 40k, but isn't really a fan of the Dark Heresy system, though I could be misremembering things.

Also, what the upload schedule now? Duality, Masks, then One Shot? Or is Dungeon World tossed in there somewhere too?

Putting words in Ross' mouth: It's a complex system which he would need to teach to all of the other players for probably only a game or two and they aren't big fans of Warhammer. So, more effort than it's worth basically.

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« Reply #187 on: December 30, 2014, 05:51:26 PM »
I believe Ross has mentioned that he likes the 40k, but isn't really a fan of the Dark Heresy system, though I could be misremembering things.

Also, what the upload schedule now? Duality, Masks, then One Shot? Or is Dungeon World tossed in there somewhere too?

Putting words in Ross' mouth: It's a complex system which he would need to teach to all of the other players for probably only a game or two and they aren't big fans of Warhammer. So, more effort than it's worth basically.

Ah, ok. Yeah, it's definitely a complex system, though 2nd ed was recently released so I'm not sure if it's become more manageable. The books are super pretty though, FFG has some excellent production quality, if a bit pricey.

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« Reply #188 on: December 30, 2014, 06:02:56 PM »
2nd Edition is simplier but totally different. It's also weird in it's own way. 40K systems have it rough: they have to account for alot of sub-systems. Robust melee and ranged combat as well as "magic" systems. In alot of ways you'd have an easier time playing a 40K game by just playing D&D 5th Edition and changing the visual descriptions. That losses out on the viseral feeling that the Fantasy Flight games have, of course.

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« Reply #189 on: December 30, 2014, 06:34:42 PM »
Also, what the upload schedule now? Duality, Masks, then One Shot? Or is Dungeon World tossed in there somewhere too?

Based on the Lord of the Peaks game are we not also owed a Ross running the worse anime animals piloting mechs game that Aaron could find or did I just dream that up?

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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #190 on: December 30, 2014, 06:42:56 PM »
I believe Ross has mentioned that he likes the 40k, but isn't really a fan of the Dark Heresy system, though I could be misremembering things.

Also, what the upload schedule now? Duality, Masks, then One Shot? Or is Dungeon World tossed in there somewhere too?

Putting words in Ross' mouth: It's a complex system which he would need to teach to all of the other players for probably only a game or two and they aren't big fans of Warhammer. So, more effort than it's worth basically.

Yeah, that's it. I am the only one who has any interest in 40k - I have DH, RT, and BC but learning a new system takes a lot of effort and time, especially when there's no stated interest from the rest of the group. I'm currently prepping for 13th age since many of the other players have expressed in it. I'll run Shadows of Eldolon sometime in January.

Posting schedule is Masks, Duality, one shot. There's 1 more DW game in the can, but that's it. I also have some more 5E from Bill, Sean, and Anne, Call of Cthulhu (booted and suited from The Unspeakable Oath), and Our Last Best Hope, among others.


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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #191 on: December 30, 2014, 06:52:03 PM »
2nd Edition is simplier but totally different. It's also weird in it's own way. 40K systems have it rough: they have to account for alot of sub-systems. Robust melee and ranged combat as well as "magic" systems. In alot of ways you'd have an easier time playing a 40K game by just playing D&D 5th Edition and changing the visual descriptions. That losses out on the viseral feeling that the Fantasy Flight games have, of course.

Those critical hit tables are marvel to look at! I know my previous group kicked around the idea of a Rogue Trader game for a while but it never came to fruition.

Based on the Lord of the Peaks game are we not also owed a Ross running the worse anime animals piloting mechs game that Aaron could find or did I just dream that up?

I think we are owed both a Mekton Zeta game by Ross and a Dirty World game run by Aaron, and produced by Caleb, somewhere in the future.

Yeah, that's it. I am the only one who has any interest in 40k - I have DH, RT, and BC but learning a new system takes a lot of effort and time, especially when there's no stated interest from the rest of the group. I'm currently prepping for 13th age since many of the other players have expressed in it. I'll run Shadows of Eldolon sometime in January.

Posting schedule is Masks, Duality, one shot. There's 1 more DW game in the can, but that's it. I also have some more 5E from Bill, Sean, and Anne, Call of Cthulhu (booted and suited from The Unspeakable Oath), and Our Last Best Hope, among others.

Cool! Looking forward to it.

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Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« Reply #192 on: December 30, 2014, 07:56:44 PM »
I walked a bunch of my players in sideways: I'm running a Dragon Age game using a reskinned Dark Heresy. It's gone pretty well. We've got a psychotic Dalish, a possessed Knight, a budding Death Knight, a subtle abomination Mage (she totally let her Madness and Corruption get out of control), and a perfectly normal Dwarf. 40K games model Dragon Age almost perfectly, better than the actual Dragon Age game in alot of ways.

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I think we are owed both a Mekton Zeta game by Ross and a Dirty World game run by Aaron, and produced by Caleb, somewhere in the future.

Sadly, as neither Ross nor Aaron died (I really tried to fumble, I really did) and the bet was for death, no games must be run.

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« Reply #193 on: December 30, 2014, 09:08:26 PM »

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I think we are owed both a Mekton Zeta game by Ross and a Dirty World game run by Aaron, and produced by Caleb, somewhere in the future.

Sadly, as neither Ross nor Aaron died (I really tried to fumble, I really did) and the bet was for death, no games must be run.

True! Despite your best efforts, only Caleb died(twice), but the possibility of both games being run was mentioned in the Gen Con wrap-up episode, so here's to hoping.

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« Reply #194 on: December 31, 2014, 02:37:46 AM »

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I think we are owed both a Mekton Zeta game by Ross and a Dirty World game run by Aaron, and produced by Caleb, somewhere in the future.

Sadly, as neither Ross nor Aaron died (I really tried to fumble, I really did) and the bet was for death, no games must be run.

True! Despite your best efforts, only Caleb died(twice), but the possibility of both games being run was mentioned in the Gen Con wrap-up episode, so here's to hoping.

Ross and I agreed to go ahead a do both games despite the lack of any death on our part (or possibly due to the fact that I'm supposedly a witch).  It just may be a while before we can get to running them with real life commitments and longer campaigns coming up.
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