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RPGs / Re: BaseRaiders
« on: March 02, 2015, 11:58:16 PM »
I mean that's enough for a starting PC. If you want other examples, you should read this thread. There are a TON of great ideas here, including character and base concepts. I love the guy who carries around a WMD to scare other people.

I would love to hear a radio play or actual play of him talking to Doctor White *sigh*

General Chaos / Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
« on: February 23, 2015, 02:03:00 PM »
Support webcomics and see things explode*!

*"explode" is shorthand for destroyed in a variety of interesting ways.  Things may not actually explode.

General Chaos / Re: Reviving Raillery and video game joy
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:09:38 PM »
I would love to see a video of RPPR crew members playing the Darkest Dungeon with commentary.

Ross has that on early access, so we can do that sometime in the near future.

Name the Adventurers after the RPPR crew members *diabolical smiley" and then after that forum members? :-) (and Caleb's cat! and Sparkles the Unicorn and and and)

P.S. Dibs on Highwayman!

General Chaos / Re: Reviving Raillery and video game joy
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:56:46 PM »
I would love to see a video of RPPR crew members playing the Darkest Dungeon with commentary.

man i'm a terrible dealer - first 100 hits were free and only now i'm charging for caleb games

*twitch... scratch scratch* How many money units for another Caleb campaign? 

General Chaos / Re: Best Internet Vidyas
« on: December 17, 2014, 03:13:53 PM »
So.... this is why you don't take sparkles base raiding?

General Chaos / Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
« on: December 11, 2014, 04:09:41 PM »
I have been playing reassembly.  It is a 2d top down space ship shooter, that lets you build your ships out of blocks.  It is a pretty fun toy, but there isn't a lot of a "game" here.  Fun all the same and it is still in Beta.

RPGs / Re: BaseRaiders
« on: December 04, 2014, 04:45:46 PM »
Alias:  The Protagonist
Name: Steven Nettles
Nationality: American
DOD: -
Height: 5’8
Weight: 180 lbs
Appearance: He looks like a grizzled 40’s detective.

Known Superhuman Abilities:
Shows up unexpectedly and tends to survive in spite of the odds.  "I need a Hero" and other "thematic" music seems to play more often than it should on the radio when he is around, it tends to jam nearby communications, also sometimes a weird voice can be heard describing things just before or after these broadcasts.

History: Steven is a teenage product of a broken household.  In a way he is an everyman for the current generation.  He is exceptionally empathetic, which may or may not be the reason why “The Narrator” chose him as its Psion.
“The Plot” is an Extradimensional Entity / Eldritch Horror that wishes to control all reality and use it for entertainment by continuously creating clashes between “Good” and “Evil”, “White” and “Black”, “Blue” and “Orange”.  If it has its way it will abolish all free will in the universe and we won’t even know that it had happened.  It has a hard time interacting with our reality directly, so it created “The Narrator” to act as a go between (like we use a screwdriver as a go between for our hands and a screw).  Be warned, “The Plot” enjoys a wide array of genres from tragedy to high adventure to alien concepts we don’t have names for yet.

“The Narrator” is a servant of “The Plot.”  It seeks to manipulate people into dramatic conflict.  It gathers information and uses it to providing motivation for its various pawns to fight one another (or just other groups). 

The Ideal put strong wards in place that held the Narrator in check, preventing it from communicating with mortals and therefor limiting the damage it could do.  Those wards are fraying and when the stars are right, he can push  past the wards and tune into our reality’s cosmic radio frequency.

“Heroically” is defined as entertaining “The Plot.”  Villains can act “Heroically” for this purpose, so long as it is high drama or leads to high drama, usually. 

Super Soldier: Can hear the voice of the narrator.
Background: The Show must go on!
Conviction: I have to live up to the Hype.
Aspect: Isn’t that a little… meta?
Aspect:  Live fast and leave a good looking corpse.
Aspect: Learn three things man wasn’t meant to know before breakfast.
Complication [MInor]: Existential Ennui
Complication [Major]: Tropes made manifest

Great (+4): Presence
Good (+3): The Voice of the Narrator (S)
Fair (+2): Deceit, Resources, Contacting
Average (+1): Drive, Pilot, Shooting

Base Refresh  Minus Power tier Minus Gifts: = Adjusted Refresh

Unique and Strange Skills:
The Voice of the Narrator
Power Tier: Superhuman (-2 refresh)
Complication [MInor]: Existential Ennui
Complication [Major]: Tropes made manifest

Examine + Unusual : The Narrator + Range, Information + Unusual: The Plot, Research + Unusual: The Plot (3-2-4)
Initiative [Physical] (2)
Notice + Unusual (1-0-1)
Cost: 10 skill points (6 trappings, 2 connections, 5 Extras, -3 drawback)
Description: You can hear the things the narrator says (as far as you are concerned, the narrator is a disembodied voice that only you can hear).  (This isn’t actually the D.M. and while it thematically “breaks the 4th wall” it really doesn’t).  If the Narrator wants you to find a clue he will often say something like “and the hero found a clue in the villain’s desk!” Giving you an idea where to look. If he is being very kind, he might warn you of ambushes before they happen, by announcing “And unbeknownst to the hero!  He was walking strait into an ambush!”  If you don’t actually DO the things he says, he can become upset or sullen.  He may warn you of an ambush, but he wants you to walk into it anyway.  If you choose not to search the desk for the clue he wanted you to have, he might say things like “and the hero decided after two weeks, TO GO BACK TO THE DESK AND FIND THE BLOODY CLUE!” or move along to another plot thread.  You can hear it even if you go deaf. 

You don’t own the narrator.  It talks when it wants to.  It exists independently of you.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Upcoming RPPR One Shot games
« on: December 03, 2014, 11:17:13 AM »
I would love to listen to the rppr gang play a game placed in a setting using as many final fantasy tropes as possible.  There will be a Purple Wizard...

RPGs / Re: RPGs about religion
« on: November 20, 2014, 12:18:12 PM »
2nd / 3rd edition Rune-Quest set in the default setting of Glorantha seems related to what you are talking about.  Each character is the devotee of a deity and through divine magic or devine intervention, your deity can show up and act in the world at your behest.  As your character advances in his cult (yes they call them cults) you are expected to act and behave more and more "in tune" with your deity.  Or you can be a sorcerer and give the gods the finger.

General Chaos / Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
« on: November 10, 2014, 12:46:38 PM »
I decided to try out Final Fantasy 14.

Its on sale on steam for 50% off...


RPGs / Re: BaseRaiders
« on: November 06, 2014, 05:12:27 PM »

- The Goblin Tinkerer, (Magical Being/Super-Genius). Previously bound for decades by a sorcerer to do his bidding, he is free since Ragnarok.
Some of his aspects (I left a few free to be filled by players):
1) I did invented it !
2) The Machine-whisperer
His complication: Can I touch it ?
Genius Tinkerer (S): Dismantle, Repair, Craft, Workshop,  2x variable (with two drawbacks: slow, focus) to represent "Gadget of the Day"
Night Goblin (E): Stealth, Dexterity, Security, Notice (+unusual: darkvision), weakness: blinding light (minor), complication: obviously not human (-1)

I like his complication... but he could use another one...

Complication [Minor]: Can't stand the sound of his own name... His name backwards?  Forget about it...

RPGs / Re: Game Fodder / Story Fodder
« on: October 31, 2014, 03:48:23 PM »

General Chaos / Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
« on: October 30, 2014, 02:29:43 PM »

If it reaches over $15k, I'll write a stretch goal scenario for it.

My wallet just called you a horrible monster...

General Chaos / Re: Kickstarter: Cool Stuff
« on: October 29, 2014, 06:39:03 PM »

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