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RPGs / Re: Red Markets at GenCon/Upcoming Beta
« on: October 19, 2015, 03:02:39 PM »
If you're still looking for play-testers, Caleb, I'd love to give Red Markets a spin. My group's main campaign is on hiatus while the GM writes future stories, and I'm quite certain RM would be a big hit.

Pretty sure Aaron survived in the KGB Files, but was basically made into a ghoul in the epilogue. Make of that what you will.

And I vaguely remember him being blown up by Ross in Tiamat, but I'm iffy on that.

General Chaos / Re: Reviving Raillery and video game joy
« on: March 12, 2015, 09:05:55 PM »
Loving your DD-playthrough, Aaron. Got me to boot the game back up, and I've been having some unreal good luck (unlike you) and am smashing the dungeons to dust.

General Chaos / Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
« on: February 15, 2015, 02:18:33 PM »
Windwalkers looks like it could be pretty cool:

The world sounds interesting, but they're asking for a lot of money without showing much of the game, nor much in the way of how they want it to play, which is a bit frustrating.

General Chaos / Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
« on: September 20, 2014, 06:40:14 PM »
Anyone looking at Sid Meiers Beyond Earth as a possible pickup?

It's looking pretty cool so far.
Absolutely. As much as I like the revisionist history a game of CiV will bring, Beyond Earth looks so awesome, and it's a fresh setting (no more sodding barbarians). October looks a brilliant month for games this year.

Also started playing some Wasteland 2. It's pretty addictive. My gang of middle-aged, balding salesman; former child soldier; hick bruiser; and former raider sniper will bring peace to Arizona. Or see it burn. Whichever comes first. Honestly, though, the game feels a bit incomplete; Your group always clumps really clumsily which often sets off traps since the game doesn't tell you how to individually select dudes (or I just missed it), and the combat is a bit too simple too last the entire game. The lack of a preparation round, or at least being able to set your team up in a formation while walking around is really frustrating when you have enemies crowd the sniper because he's attached to the bruiser's buttocks. The story is a bit meh as of yet, but I have hardly scratched the surface so that could change. People have been complaining about the pricing (around 40€ on Steam), but you'll probably get more hours out of this than most modern RPGs (though that isn't saying much, is it? D: ).

General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« on: August 05, 2014, 08:23:53 PM »
Been tearing through the Dragon Age books in preparation for Dragon Age: Inquisition, coming later this year (and got pushed back, fuuu).

The Stolen Throne, by David Gaider.
It's about King Maric, father of Cailan and [spoiler]Alistair[/spoiler]. It's not really required reading for a DA-fan since it doesn't have a lot of the world the games do. It's pretty straight-up low fantasy and pretty gritty. It also shines a light on Loghain, and kind of lets you know why he did the things he did in Dragon Age: Origins. It's got the same problem as prequels tend to have, in that you already know what's going to happen, so there's no unpredictability.

The Calling, by David Gaider.
It's a cool insight into the more mysterious aspects of being a Grey Warden, like the Calling itself, and serves as a prequel to Dragon Age: Awakening. It also has Duncan, which is great.

Asunder, by David Gaider.
About Rhys, the son of [spoiler]Wynne[/spoiler], who is drafted into an expedition into the deep west of Orlais, to investigate the claims by his mother that a Tranquil mage has been possessed by a demon. I'm not finished with this, but it's pretty good thus far.

My pet peeve with Gaider's writing is his insistence on having sassy/snarky characters in everything, so it just feels like he's only capable of writing certain types of characters. And the fact that super stubborn characters sometimes are just instantly convinced of things that go against their character for plot convenience. That said, he writes a shit ton of flavour text and the world is interesting enough that you breeze through the books. Next in the series is The Masked Empire, by Patrick Weekes, which is also set in Orlais and also sets the scene for DA:I, along with Asunder.

After that, I intend to hop into the Mistborn-trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (aka, the dude who finished The Wheel of Time), which I've heard great things about and got for dirt cheap in my local book store.

RPGs / Re: Bundle of Holding thread
« on: July 08, 2014, 12:33:46 AM »
Unknown Armies is now a bundle (again), which I'm sure is going to please most on these boards. Think I'll grab myself some pdfs as well.

RPGs / Re: Bundle of Holding thread
« on: June 23, 2014, 10:51:29 PM »
New Bundle up for you hard sci-fi lads! Would have gotten it myself, but I'm on a tight budget atm.

Well, that didn't last long. Scarred Lands bundle now up for grabbing!

General Chaos / Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
« on: June 23, 2014, 10:38:42 PM »
Just completed Watch Dogs. Game-play was alright, but the story and characters are laughably bad.

General Chaos / Re: Gaming Confessional
« on: June 12, 2014, 09:02:07 PM »
I have a tendency to hijack games as a player, sometimes. My GMs have been kind of passive for most of my gaming career, and I usually make rather headstrong characters that punch the story in the balls and grab the momentum. I think I'm getting better at not being an asshole, but if a GM tells my character it can't know something just because, I throw skill checks on him until he yields. Maybe not a healthy idea in the long run, but hey ho.

Like Wooberman, I've definitely fudged dice to not let the game be stomped all over. In the end, I just made min-maxed, ridiculously powerful characters to combat the PC's unbelievable roflstomping.

I once killed a player's character because he no-showed two times in a row. Yep, that's your character lying dead under the big ball of fuck you.

I don't think I back-seat GM very often, but if someone's about to lose a character or something else very bad for the player because of a rule snafu, I'll likely hop in.

I've never played DnD. Ever. Hoping to rectify this with the new edition coming in the summer.

RPGs / Re: Bundle of Holding thread
« on: June 10, 2014, 02:59:44 PM »
Forgot to check back on the BoH site? So did I! In less than two days, the newest bundle will expire. What Bundle is that, you might ask.

The Eclipse Phase Bundle!

Fell in love with EP through Know Evil or any of the one-shots RPPR have run for EP? Get your copy or all the core books (except Rimward, for whatever reason) and señor Caleb Stokes' adventure The Devotees, which you and I helped raise money for through Kickstarter for roughly $20 dollars. Or you could buy it for a friend as a gift.


I'd be down for 5$ a month. Always felt a bit dirty getting so much great content for free, so I'm all for this.

RPGs / Bundle of Holding thread
« on: May 16, 2014, 10:13:22 PM »
New bundle is the Unknown Armies bundle!

I figured it'd be a good idea to have a BoH thread since there's already been separate threads about it already.

For those who don't know, the Bundle of Holding is a weekly (I think) bundle of a specific game that you can get for dirt cheap, with a bunch of nice add-ons if you pay a little more. Ten percent of your purchase are donated to the creators' choice of charities. When you've purchased your stuff, you download via DriveThruRPG, which I'm sure most are familiar with.

Bundle of Holding

How do you guys go about introducing new players to your group?

Does anyone in the RPPR circle except for Caleb and Ross have anything in the pipeline as far as actual RPG products go?


Out of any RPG ever made, which do you wish you made yourself?

RPG Bucket-list, anyone? (What games should everyone try at least once)

Ross kind of spoke on this subject before, but: Will there be more long campaigns (25+ episodes)? Or rather, does someone have a long one in mind?

What's been everyone's reaction (old and new crew alike) to RPPR's popularity, and how do you handle criticism?

What's the story about the Memphis Wendy's, Aaron? You forgot to tell it during the latest Thorough Murder AP.

And, you know, thanks for all the free content. You guys and what you do mean a lot to me, and I'll keep supporting your work.

General Chaos / Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
« on: May 03, 2014, 04:19:57 PM »
Child of Light is fantastic.

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