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General Chaos / Re: Questions about Gen Con?
« on: August 22, 2017, 05:22:45 PM »
A friend of mine booked an offsite hotel about a year in advance. With four of us sharing the suite  it was around $900  for four nights which came to $225 each. 

Food truck prices around seem to average around 10 bucks at the Convention center  and there are numerous fast food places within walking distance. Indianapolis has numerous restaurants whether your budget is economical or high end. I think my total food expenditure after reaching Indy was around $110 but about $35 of this was covering a friends food costs when we went out to restaurants. 

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: The L5R Loan Offer
« on: August 23, 2016, 10:11:47 AM »
"Also if you are going to checkout L5R, from reading the SA thread it looks like 4th edition is considered the less broken system."

The collection referenced in my loan offer was the 4th edition. Another nice thing about 4th edition is the modular nature they went with in the release giving you the option of playing at any point in the L5Rs timeline. Some of the historical periods would be more challenging than others to play through depending on how you want to integrate the players but any could be used as a jumping off point to create your own timeline.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: The L5R Loan Offer
« on: August 19, 2016, 03:15:27 PM »
1. It's not a d20 system it uses a d10 die pool system...

2. You really only have to use as much lore as you want. For me playing in an established world that is lore heavy is normally more enjoyable than playing in generic world where I have nothing but mechanics to base a concept around since I have more details to inspire me.  But I can totally understand how some people find lore too restrictive.  If I was going to throw anything out of half the games I love playing it would be magic systems cause its too much work to keep track of as either a GM or a Player. But half the players in my groups love magic in games for the toolbox approach they offer to solving problems.

3. Yeah I got nothing here... When listening to the actual plays I envy the RPP crew and your ability to run not only amazing campaigns that come to a narrative end, something that never happens in my home games, but satisfying short adventures in multiple game systems and settings.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: The L5R Loan Offer
« on: August 19, 2016, 08:55:16 AM »
It never felt clunky when I was playing but the Roll-Keep system is definitely a different feel from most other systems I have played. Combat  does have a potentially high lethality factor but L5R is not intended to be a "one fight a night" game. I played the muscle character a long running campaign which lasted a couple of years, granted there were periods that we had to take a month or two hiatus due  to conflicting schedules, I can recall at most 5 or 6 sessions where combat occured. Mostly it was investigative and political interactions.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / The L5R Loan Offer
« on: August 18, 2016, 04:20:38 PM »
So I just listened to the GenCon 2016 Wrapup podcast and heard Ross comment that he is not interested in running L5R because he has too many of his own games he still needs to run, but might try to convince Aaron to run it  but that would fail since there are no robots in the setting.  At this I remembered the alternate timeline in the setting with  rules for Rokugan in Space!!!  Which gave me the image of an Aaron run mash up of Samurai and Cyroks.  I don't know whether to be horrified or laugh for hours on end.


General Chaos / Re: RPPR Haiku Thread
« on: June 08, 2016, 02:52:36 PM »
 My Wednesday Group Sucks
One Jerk and Two Vegetables
Fuck It Could Be  Worse

RPGs / Re: Anecdote Megathread
« on: January 24, 2016, 09:47:25 PM »
I've run a lot of characters over the years and most of them have had memorable deaths. Mostly because I am an impatient SOB and get myself into bad situations but as am not blessed with a group that plans to end a campaign once it has started death is the only real release.  What follows is my most recent and 2nd most memorable character death.

The other night  we were playing Rolemaster: Middle Earth. The rest of the party, led by a dwarven fighter whose player treats every single game like it's Shadowrun and despite being a plate wearing dwarf tries to stealth through almost everything, starts listening at doors to figure out what room to loot first. My barbarian character decided he would climb up the rope that led either down into a well or up to some unexplored room. I encounter some poor sap who went to the kitchen for a midnight snack and deal with him in short order. The rest of the group encounters  the barracks that the majority of bandits sleep in and proceed to wake them up while trying to approach the room silently and kill them.  Back in the kitchen boss bandit and his mistress show up disturbed my fight. My raging barbarian gets in a quite a few solid hits in against the boss bandit before succumbing to the poison on his blade. 3 of my 4 limbs are paralyzed, one leg is still maneuverable and I am bleeding like the proverbial stuck pig.  Still in a raging frenzy I say "I try and bite the bandit."  GM states make a roll. I roll the dice he consults the Bite Attack Chart for Rolemaster and tells me the bandit drops. Hilarity ensues briefly.  Sadly this character then died as a result of blood loss since none of the other PCs were surgeons able to suture closed a 6 hit per round wound. I was content in finding another epic death after all how often do you have the chance to bite someone to death? 

RPGs / Re: Red Markets at GenCon/Upcoming Beta
« on: August 09, 2015, 03:55:45 PM »
I'd love a chance to review the Red Markets Rules. I have been avidly following develpment through GDW episodes even though I never post to forums. If the stars allign I may even be able to convince my group to  a session or 2.  Failing that I can at least be one of many many  proofreaders...

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