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RPGs / Re: Eclipse Phase
« on: July 23, 2012, 10:28:33 PM »
In case you guys haven't heard yet, Posthuman is releasing the Rimward PDF on Wednesday!

I'm so excited.

RPGs / Re: Eclipse Phase
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:51:36 PM »
I don't know if this is player logic or what but this is thread on the Eclipse Phase forums got way off topic:

It's amazing really.

I have a gaming friend who is never allowed to read this thread if he wants to play in an EP game of mine. It'll give him ideas that'd be almost as bad as the Mokole with Huge Size X2 that he begged us for years to let him play.

General Chaos / Interview with Larry Kenney on Rag-NERD-rok
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:29:23 PM »
Hey all! Just wanted to share something really cool that we did over at Rag-NERD-rok. Last weekend, we recorded a Skype interview with voice actor and radio personality Larry Kenney, known to geek children of the '80s as Lion-O from ThunderCats and Bluegrass from Silverhawks. We talked about his career in radio, voice acting, and what it was like to work on ThunderCats, new and original. He even gave us a "ThunderCats HO!" at the end.

If any of this piques your interest, you can check out the episode here.

(Fun fact that didn't come up at all during the interview: Larry Kenney is the father of comedy demigoddess and alum of The State, Viva Variety and Reno 911! Kerri Kenney. Before we did our research for the interview, I did not know this.)

General Chaos / Re: The RPPR radio.
« on: July 12, 2012, 04:51:51 PM »
A while ago, my brother gave me this album called "The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices," by the Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir. It's got lots of amazing harmonies, and I don't understand a word of it.

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General Chaos / Re: Best Internet Vidyas
« on: July 12, 2012, 04:24:43 PM »
It's Atmos-FEAR / Nightmare for younger kids with no rhythm!

My favorite video cassette board game host will always be Baron Samedi from Nightmare II:

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General Chaos / Re: Best Internet Vidyas
« on: July 09, 2012, 01:27:09 PM »
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A pretty freakin' awesome Star Wars Clone Wars fan motion comic that a friend of mine put together. Tons of great art, music, editing and VA work.

Doesn't seem to work on mobile devices, though.

I might try to run Bryson Springs for my group sometime in the next week or two. If I can swing the game, I'll probably record it and put it on the AP feed on my site, though I can't promise any of my friends will top Aaron accidentally setting fire to the orange grove. Maybe I'll see if I can stat it out for nWoD, just to change things up.

Dragged through The Hedge by a marionette? I think yes...

General Chaos / Re: There Getting A Dissolution [funny story]
« on: June 20, 2012, 04:09:30 PM »
This is why far the strangest spam I've ever seen. Do you think it's an AI trying to communicate?

Is this what The Singularity looks like when AIs have different priorities than human beings? I've heard the example of a computer in an automated paper clip factory experiencing a hard take-off, achieving sapience and converting all available matter in the solar system into a massive paper clip production line, but what if it was a spam bot?


So how much is the stretch reward for seeing a one-shot of Augustine & the Fire Wall crew meeting the Doctor?

That probably wouldn't end well for them, given Caleb's dim views about Doctor Who. He did compare the Doctor to the Great Old Ones in Episode 73, after all.

RPGs / Re: Eclipse Phase
« on: June 14, 2012, 03:22:59 AM »
Also, as an aside, I know the EP rules are criticized for being too complex(especially character generation), but I actually don't find them too bad and like them quite a bit. I mean, apart from character creation, it's mostly just percentage rolls anyway, right?

I had some trouble with character creation the first time through, but once I got the hang of it, it was much, much easier. And you're right: during gameplay, most of the rolls you make are either percentage rolls or d10 rolls for damage / stress / initiative. The rules for determining MOS in the third printing make it much easier to adjudicate rolls without doing math. The only place I can see where the system can be a real bastard is when you have to keep track of a lot of situational modifiers as a result of your gear. However, if you use the Excel sheet, it'll do that for you, for the most part, and it provides you with the page references for every item you hook into yourself.

RPGs / Re: Anecdote Megathread
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:16:23 AM »
I promised you guys this story a while back, and I don't think you ever got it, so here goes:

It's a high school game of 2nd Edition Mage: The Ascension. My good friend Erik is Storytelling, and he's got four players: Alex, Ed, Chuck and me. We roll up our characters, as it is supposed to be a one-shot, and Erik takes Alex and Ed aside in a conspiratorial fashion. He's got special plans for them. When the game starts, we find out that their characters are missing, and it's up to Chuck and myself to find them. We go through about 30-40 minutes of investigation before our characters are overcome by something I don't remember--Gas? A magic spell? In any case, we pass out.

All the while, Alex and Ed are patiently waiting for their special moments in the spotlight.

Erik hands me and Chuck new sheets and tells us that we wake up as two completely different characters with all of the memories of our previous ones, including the bit where we fell unconscious. We are, understandably confused. Ed and Alex are there to greet us, but not as their main characters, either. They're playing two sinister NPCs who we don't know. We ask them what happened, why we passed out, what the fuck we're doing in different bodies, etc, but they give us no response. Instead, they handcuff us and shove us into the backseat of their car at gunpoint so that they can drive us off to God knows where. At this point, both of us look down at the sheets Erik handed us.

Chuck: So we're these other characters now?
Erik: You are, but from your perspective, you're still your original PCs.
Me: But these guys have completely different stats and skills. How does that work?
Erik: You don't know. You suddenly realize you have all these new abilities.
Me: Okay...

With a thrill that borders on pure glee, I see that my new character is an Akashic Brother with three dots of Do and a Dex pool of four. I tell Erik that I'd like to karate kick whoever is sitting in the seat in front of mine, because these people obviously don't have our best interests at heart. I succeed and roll enough damage to kill Ed's NPC instantly. My character kicks a hole in the front seat and the poor bastard sitting there. (To this day I have no idea how he had the leverage to do that, but...magical karate!) Chuck, meanwhile, makes a Dex+Athletics check to slip his cuffs under his ass and around his legs so that he's got his hands in front of him. Just as Alex's character (who's driving, I think) turns with his gun drawn to shoot me in the face, Chuck wraps the cuffs around his neck and strangles him to death.

We all turn to Erik expectantly, waiting to see where the game goes from here, but he's got nothing. He throws in the towel.

All told, Chuck and I had fun, but Alex and Ed did nothing but sit around for the better part of an hour waiting, only to be killed off in a few short rounds of combat. I'm sure it could have been a really great game for all of us, but player logic and bad luck on their part cut it short.

RPGs / Re: Eclipse Phase
« on: June 01, 2012, 09:31:00 AM »
Speak for yourself.  Mmmmm

I think my SAN just dropped.

EDIT: What I meant to say is, I think I just took a few Stress points. Forgot which thread this was in for a minute there.

I'd really like to see the famed Andrew's Fortune flowchart. Or, well, more stuff about Andrew's Fortune in general.

this would make my life. Andrew's Fortune is, like, my favorite thing on the internet.

This man speaks truly. Seeing that flowchart would make my week.

When I first listened to that game, I did so in a few long sessions broken up over two or three days. It was intense, like marathoning a really great miniseries on Netflix. After Part II ended, I switched over to my Music playlist and the first song that came on was, "The Harder They Come," by Jimmy Cliff. It was, in a really odd reggae sort of way, the perfect outro.

Caleb's kickstarter and Andrew's Fortune FTW.

So after listening to the latest Eclipse Phase episode does anyone else desperately want a book of Caleb-designed, RPPR-tested deathtraps?  Because holy shit I do.

Yes, please. I'd also be more than happy to take a book of NPCs off his hands. All of Caleb's background characters have such amazing personalities.

RPGs / Re: Eclipse Phase
« on: May 12, 2012, 03:34:59 PM »
I was looking for Mindflayer Nazis picture and found a picture of Prestons muse in stead.


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