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RPGs / Negotiations in game
« on: September 01, 2015, 12:32:10 AM »
Dear RPPR,

Long time fan, and lover of Tom. I've a question that stems from my recent Red Markets Beta but could be applicable to almost every RPG.
Negotiations in games.I find myself having trouble adopting a stance other than the usual Default Price for Default Service that I've grown up with as someone who doesn't haggle or really negotiate much at all in real life. As a GM I want the back and forth to make sense, not take too much time, stay on point and communicate terms, give the players enough story, immerse the players, and not devolve into rehashing any of the above information. Any tips on how to role-play either a NPC Quest giver, either direct or proxy, or Hostage-taker, or other negotiator types to achieve the best negotiating scenes?

RPGs / Japan Meet-up
« on: March 27, 2015, 07:55:11 AM »
This is a shot in the dark but I've recently relocated to Japan for work and I was wondering if there were any RPPR fans in the country. There is a convention and we could do a satellite meetup or whathave you. Anyways..

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / RPPR Game Designer's Podcast
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:45:19 PM »
I didn't see this thread started so I thought I'd go ahead and begin it.
My intent is that its a thread for all of our unsolicited input for Caleb's project, and as we only have the one episode to go by at the moment we could continue the discussion of the concept and suggest whatever we want since, like, y'know whatever.

First thought I had when hearing the pitch about managing supplies, profit/motivation/reputation system was the "Contract" framing that the Ashen Stars GUMSHOE game uses.

In Ashen Stars there are instances where you can do damage to your reputation which affects the downtime between contracts. Poor reputation = longer downtime or the taking of riskier jobs since you are strapped for cash.


General Chaos / Thanks RPPR, Tharppr.
« on: April 07, 2013, 02:38:30 AM »
This is pretty unrelated to most of the topics bawt it needs to be said.

Since beginning as a devoted listener of RPPR with Episode 25: Save vs Warm Fuzzies, I've been living life and gaming when I could. I've learned a lot from the podcasts that applies to more than just RPGs. My writing has improved and Ross taught me what no college fiction professor even deigned to mention, explicit narrative elements and plot structure. Tom's honest pursuit of his Mass Effect fan fiction and Caleb's Hebanon games site, not to mention Cody Walker's blog, have all helped to inspire me in this gauntlet of learning called graduate school.

I don't mean this to be all mushy, but RPPR has been there through the copious times and the moments of famine. This month I will be presenting my Creative Masters Thesis, The Beacon, and I owe much to the crew, both regulars and those we never hear from again. I won't be able to attend Gen Con to thank the crew in person but I thought I could at the very least post on the forums to let them know I appreciate the fuck out of the work they do.

Before this gets any creepier, I'd just like to reiterate my sincere gratitude to the podcast and the community for being fucking awesome.

Shallazar/Angry Tom aka Arthur Challenger Oemke

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Bless you Aaron, Blaron.
« on: April 12, 2012, 01:44:27 AM »
I think it is high time that Aaron had his own fan thread.
It was the singular utterance "George Roddenberry" that inspired me to create it.

Aaron's unapologetic fanboyism and nerdy charm, as well as his transformation over the episodes into a Con game running badass, is an inspiration of the highest caliber.

RPGs / Newbies
« on: December 16, 2011, 01:03:18 PM »
So I've got the task of being RPG ambassador for a few of my fellow graduate students. I'm trying to figure out what system to run though.
Some are complete n00bs, some have played back in the AD&D days but all are intelligent creative people, (potty trained and college educated to boot!).

Any suggestions?

RPGs / The One Ring RPG
« on: October 02, 2011, 04:22:15 PM »
So after Shane posted that his group had met Beorn in an rpg, I began sleuthing.

There are some wild threads on concerning The One Ring rpg by Cubicle 7 and the actual play is a pretty entertaining read.

I'm super intrigued and saddend that I didn't catch it at GenCon. I've gone ahead and preordered it but I was wondering if anyone else has heard anything about it and thoughts on it and whatnot.

Apparently its been built from the ground up to epitomize a Tolkienesque feel. Its got rules for days of travel and an awesome fully hexed out worldmap. I'm looking forward to the day my copy arrives.

The first product concentrates on "off the set" adventures in the Wild with further sets looking to include the war of the ring and such things.

Oh yeah and NO wizards as playable characters.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Campaign for 2011-2012
« on: September 05, 2011, 11:36:15 PM »
I'm planning on running another long ass campaign. I'm considering another lengthy Cthulhu related adventure, however I'm interested in some other opinions. What are some great published campaigns (other than Road Trip, Masks of Nyarlathotep, and the New World) ?

I'm going to record the sessions and post them on the community site, so if there is something out there that you believe just needs to be run and recorded - I might just give it a shot.


General Chaos / Buying Guide
« on: November 08, 2010, 06:51:39 PM »
The holidays are comung up and I've got to get crap for my group at least. I'm just not sure what to buy them.  We (as a group) already own Mutants & Masterminds, Eclipse Phase, oWoD, Monsters and other Childish Things, Savage Worlds, 4E, and CoC. Everyone will appreciate dice, but lets pretend I have billions of dollars to spend on RPG books, minis, and other parphanelia.

What would you recommend, or anything that is on your wishlist as well?

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Mall Ninja/Night Shift
« on: December 02, 2009, 11:53:54 PM »
Alright, So I still cannot believe how awesome this episode was.
I wish I could have been in any of the games. It just blew my mind.

However, It had inspired me to create my own MALL NINJA CoC game, at least a several session long descent into Carcosia.
The Mall Ninja thread itself is pretty Fucking Insane, and I know guys like that- bullshitters and musketeers.

Any suggestions after running it so much Ross? I mean, I don't want to steal, but i want to take, so like,
How did the flashbacks work mechanically? Is there a resource I might check out?

General Chaos / Dragon Age
« on: October 13, 2009, 11:07:31 PM »

So the game comes out this November, promising to be epic. And Green Ronin is/has developed a PnP RPG based on the game, which doesn't yet have a release.
I heard, vie the Green Ronin forums, that it is going to be a 3d6+modifier type of system.
I've downloaded the character generator (for the PC) and tooled around with  it a bit.

Is anyone else looking forward to this? Or thoughts on a new game from Green Ronin?

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