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Recruitment Board / Re: Looking to Start an ONLINE GROUP!
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:20:56 AM »
Fiasco might work well

Recruitment Board / Re: Looking to Start an ONLINE GROUP!
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:45:23 PM »
As I said if I don't have stuff to do next morning I can join in for a game or two ;)

Recruitment Board / Re: Looking to Start an ONLINE GROUP!
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:43:07 AM »
I am on the wrong continent sadly. But I might be able to join for a one-shot or mini campaign once in a while ;)

I made a Thread about No Security on the official german Call of Cthulhu forums, let's hope some people look into it and maybe buy a book or two.

General Chaos / Re: Food and Drink!
« on: January 20, 2014, 07:27:08 PM »
I have two groups. In one we do bring whatever we want to drink and snack and sweets to share. Then order food from a delivery service when it is time to eat. Usually italian. It is pretty much gluttony.

With the other groups we change venues and whereever we will play the host will cook something and then we each split the cost. We drink lots of tea during those games, provided by the host usually or bring whatever we want to drink. Usually some kind of soda.

Not too big of a fan of drinking and gaming and neither are my groups. Sometimes someone opens a beer but I keep the drunk gaming to special ocassions.

I usually have earphones in when I travel and often walk around the cities I am in. The strangest places might have been a medival castle, a radio station and a few occupied buildings. All of them in Germany, which probably isn't a very exotic locale.

I was not interested in the system yet. But Caleb's running got me into Eclipse Phase as well. So I will follow this :)

I got Monster and Other Childish Things and Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor because of the podcast, as well as A Dirty World. So lots of One Roll Engine. The podcast might have been part of my decision to actually get Gumshoe stuff too.

General Chaos / Re: What scares YOU
« on: December 12, 2013, 05:34:23 PM »
Going for phobias mine would be dogs. I always flinch when I even hear barking or when I see one running at me. It is mostly irrational, even if I have been attacked by dogs three times. So there is some kind of reason to it.

« on: December 12, 2013, 04:52:00 PM »
The tumblr has been running for a while I suppose and he is running out of the known lovecraft things to draw. I would look at the earlier entries for less classical and more mythos inspired monster.

« on: December 11, 2013, 02:57:43 PM »
Sounds like Glancy agrees with me on the Thing on the Fourble board. Yay.

To contribute
A tumblr where the owner draws lovecraftian monsters. Not necessarily safe for work.

RPGs / Re: Call of Cthulhu (BRP) tweaks and houserules?
« on: December 07, 2013, 01:47:04 PM »
Another lazy thing I do as a GM is just giving medium important NPCs very few stats when I prepare (or improvise).
For example I plan the players to be in a car chase, where they are chased by an alcohol smuggler whose day job is as a mechanic.
So I just give the guy Smuggling: 60% Mechanic: 50% Drive: 65% Hitpoints: 12 and go from there, should give me something to roll for the stuff he is trained in and if I want to define stats further I can still write them down. But for the beginning I often just give them a percentile for what they will be doing in the scene and what their character should be trained in.

RPGs / Re: Call of Cthulhu (BRP) tweaks and houserules?
« on: December 06, 2013, 11:33:43 PM »
When our group is too lazy for math I like to use Eclipse Phase crits and failures. So two of the same number.
Also rolling d20 under a stat instead of multiplying it by 5. Comes down to about the same and if you have the dice laying around it can make stuff easier.

I often use Credit Rating as a bit of a Preparedness Stat, if they have certain things or allies to their disposal. If it makes sense that they can buy them. Otherwise Luck works.

Somewhere on the border between rules tweak and playstyle decision is making failures matter. Aside from gumshoeing it and not rolling for basic clues, I often let rolls determine things about the scenario. So a failure is not always incompetence of the characters but sometimes just bad luck happening to them. Like the engine breaking in the creepy woods, after a drice check failed.

General Chaos / Re: Introduction
« on: November 13, 2013, 10:49:52 AM »
i am Biest from Germany. I am 28 years old and have been roleplaying for 18 years, after getting my first box of The Dark Eye (Das Schwarze Auge, the biggest RPG on the german market) for my tenth birthday. I am still playing with some of the people I started with that day, even if we only manage to do skype games these days.
I have two other groups as well and am an avid con goer. So I get my RPG fix you could say. I gm more often than I play a character but I like both roles. I have been listening to the podcast since sometime around the original Slenderman thread on something awful. Where Ross linked the actual play. I did my own Slenderman scenario too, while the thread was still running. Developing the pictures as photos to use them as handouts.
I play a variety of games and have tested many.
The Dark Eye always will be one of the favorites and it is the game i played the most and where I know the background world best.
Changeling: The Lost is the game I ran the campaign I am happiest looking back in and one I player often.
Shadowrun was one of my favorites during my teenage years but I just can't get excited about it anymore.
I got Dirty World and Monster and other Childish Things because of the podcast.
My favorite indiegames probably are Fiasco and Monsterhearts.

I work as a newsroom writer for the local radio. I am always trying to get some RP text written and finished enought so I can show it to people, but usually I give up. I am an allright Magic: The Gathering player too, PTQ level I would say.
I will see if I post here more often, but it seems like a hassle to always do the captcha thing.

I forgot to mention Call of Cthulhu and related systems, they are pretty much my go to for one shots. I love gming horror.

« on: November 02, 2013, 03:05:55 AM »
A well done radio play from the 1940s. Horror of course.
On the same page are many more. Some of them have clear Lovecraft inspiration.

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