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RPGs / Re: Monsters - Road Trip Side Encounters
« on: September 19, 2010, 08:48:52 PM »
You also have to get the way of saying Rowsdower down to a t, as I tried, it's what really sold the character and made the game fun.

Oh and if this ever gets published I want my name in lights, or at least a red sweater.

RPGs / Re: Monsters - Road Trip Side Encounters
« on: September 19, 2010, 03:14:26 PM »
These are pretty awesome. You should post them to the Cult of ORE google group.

Thanks man.  I had some doubts about the adventures I'd finished, but if Mr PUBLISHED WRITER thinks they're awesome, that's probably a good sign.

I also followed up and posted to the Cult of ORE group.  Maybe I can get some more ideas there.

troy and his monster rowdowser

I saw it in the "Bad Character" thread and knew it had to be done.  WE MUST NEVER FORGET THE ROSWDOWER.

I want my intellectual property back! How am I supposed to continue the Rowsdower/Troy canon now?

RPGs / Re: 4E D&D 'controversy' from Mike Mearls interview
« on: September 16, 2010, 05:06:09 PM »
In the edition war I prefer 3.5/pathfinder. There are plenty of petty rules reasons and tons of personal opinion but the real decider for me, right from the start, was the sense of variety and the uniqueness that came with it. 4.7 has variety sure but I just never felt the classes were unique enough, though many people in response will quickly attack the unbalance in 3rd edition I never felt that balance was too huge a factor in a roleplaying game when in general the power creep is often an intentional player choice and happens quite mid-to-late game. My comparison is often MaOCT in which you can have a very unbalanced monster by total accident in simply being new to the rules and even in a RP heavy game combat will feel obsolete. In 3.5 you often have to look into the great multitudes of 'builds' to find this which I always felt is rather counter to the heart of the game. To that end perhaps the OD&D games and recent retro games are best though I have not played them but would love a hackmaster basic game some time.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Hello from Mesa
« on: September 13, 2010, 03:04:28 PM »
I'm sorry.  I should be more respectful of new fans.  I just can't stand people who live in America can't speak American.  I need proof that he at least wears a flag on his head before I accept him completely.

English you idiot, you don't speak American unless you wish to accept that you've bastardised English to that point.

General Chaos / Re: Best Internet Vidyas
« on: September 11, 2010, 05:09:26 PM »
Like the movie that was pretty poor apart from the last ridiculous 20 seconds.

RPGs / Re: Character Bad Ideas
« on: August 31, 2010, 11:13:25 PM »
Thank you. If I recall his powers were Hockey Hair (as defense and attack I believe), Booze Breath (an area attack with burning I believe), Charge of the Mountie and Drifters Know-How as a useful shared ability.

Glad to hear it, we're about to enter probably a lengthy role-playing segment after the battle.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: New world campaign
« on: August 26, 2010, 06:43:36 AM »
Great session, I love how excited you all get as your plans come together.

Yes I know, we're waiting on 'Griz'. If he doesn't post do you believe it's worth continuing with just the two of you (malyss and Kinahto)?

RPGs / Re: The Ultimate RPG Resources thread
« on: August 24, 2010, 07:23:25 AM »
mythos smackdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not really, it was just a part of the mythos I'd never really cared for but felt by now I should know about. So pretty much August just glued his interpretation of Hastur onto a fictional city created by someone else. Gotcha.

RPGs / Re: The Ultimate RPG Resources thread
« on: August 23, 2010, 09:35:02 PM »
The KiY is by Robert W. Chambers, not Dereleth.

I know but I believe that Carcosa has since been adapted into the Mythos involving Hastur which is, as far as I'm aware, a creation of Derleths.

RPGs / Re: The Ultimate RPG Resources thread
« on: August 23, 2010, 06:45:29 PM »
long article on Hastur/Carcosa

I'm curious, have you actually read The King In Yellow?


The reason I ask is because I haven't read any of the August Derleth books and was curious how substanial an edition it is to chapters about government provided suicide chambers.

General Chaos / Re: Top Ten Movies
« on: August 23, 2010, 06:05:29 PM »
you would put city of the living dead above Suspiria or Deep Red? Those are the highlights of Italian horror for me.

I just much prefer Fulci's art direction and make-up effects over Argento. Now don't get me wrong Argento is pretty fantastic I just prefer what Fulci delivers in producing that dream-like state in all of his movies.

Forbidden Planet is pretty much the best 1950s sci fi film

And the best adaptation of The Tempest on stage or off it.

General Chaos / Re: Top Ten Movies
« on: August 23, 2010, 03:26:44 PM »
As a cinema snob I can say that a lot of the films here are vastly overrated (namely Matrix, Inception, Natural Born Killers). I can't make a top ten but shall just toss out as many as I can.

1. Children of Men - It's the only sci-fi film that I can strongly relate to the setting of. It is also exquisitely shot and acted.
2. M - A classic and I prefer it over Lang's other 'M' film.
3. Forbidden Planet - More important than it is credited for. Terrified me as a child and makes me sit in wonderment today.
4. Leprechaun 4: In Space - The best 'so-bad-it's-good' flick and part of a fairly entertaining franchise. Lots of history with this movie that means whenever me and one particular mate meet up we stick this on.
5. The Big Combo - The best film noir, sadly a genre that many people attribute to more films past 1950 than they do before it.
6. The Believer - While American History X is a great film I much prefer this one as it does more to try and understand prejudice rather than just outlining ignorance.
7. The House by the Cemetary/City of the Living Dead - Two Fulci classics that combine his fantastical surrealism and giallo horror.
8. Vanishing Point - My favourite of the counter-culture films and it has more layers than can be truly enjoyed upon the first viewing.
9. Black Belt Jones/Black Samurai - Two very enjoyable flicks that are some of the 'softer' blaxploitation films about.
10. Lady Snowblood/Female Convict 701 - Both of these are fantastic japanese pinky flicks with the same powerful female lead. I would rate Lady Snowblood higher simply because it isn't a women in prison film.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Content and Specials Question
« on: August 21, 2010, 07:14:17 PM »
According to Brad Jones (the cinema snob) the candies taste quite pleasent.

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