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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2009, 09:02:42 PM »
nice, Ive got two sesions recorded but Im having trouble finding free/cheap edting software. hope you have better luck.

Ross, do you accept submissions for actual play?
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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2009, 09:40:21 PM »
I finally got a copy of Call of Cthulhu. It's really old (published 1989) and its still one of the coolest RPG books I've every read.

I've decided to make the game I run with it my first "public" session. I've been recording my games for review purposes and haven't found them particularly entertaining so I haven't made the effort to put them where anyone could hear them. So, I'm going to make this one a bit of a production.

None of the players have played it before and only one of them knows anything significant about the Mythos so I should be assured some players who won't know what hit them.

Awesome. I hope you have a great game of CoC!! :)
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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2009, 10:42:20 PM »
Thanks, I'm going to try.

And Jacen, I can host them when you get the recordings editted. I'm working on a project I'm calling "Gamer Dead Zone" but it's going slow so I'm planning to use the bandwidth and server space to host recordings. I figured it'd be funny to play up the "public radio" aspect of the site and have fans add their own material stored "off site".

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2009, 01:23:58 AM »
Well, I'm going insane with M&M (not the candy), my imagination runs way too wild. I've got too many ideas for awesome villains for my players to fight against.

I've already got some flesh-morphing-freak, some sort of insane genius guy who's got a plan laid out to fool the heroes into doing bad and Popman, some dude who gained superpowers when he fell into a popcorn machine filled with uranium.

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2009, 02:34:26 AM »
Sounds like the joke game I was planning to run. We only really finished one character: The Bulge.

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2009, 03:08:13 AM »
Don't jest. I'm dead serious about those characters, it might sounds silly but they would be fully "fleshed" out.

Hm... tell me more about... The Bulge.

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2009, 11:15:25 AM »
Well, The Bulge is his superhero name, his "real" name is Porno Mann. He was an adult film actor in the sixties. He was born with his powers but for most of his life he kept them secret until the eighties at which point he was inspired to join a team of heroes trying to save their city (which was a fictionalised San Francisco). For few years he used his hero fame to enhance his civilian career but he official retired in the early ninties. In the game, he would have been pulled out of quiet retirement by the other heroes to help them save the world again.

The idea was to make a joke hero (all the characters where jokes) that was still effective. The Bulge's player took every power that could be easily be sex jokes. He had elongation, fiction control, anatomical seperation, and a bunch of others, which looked hiliariously funny on a character sheet with "The Bulge" as the title. But he could used them as effective powers when the game really got going.

He was the oldest of the heroes by a long shot. He had immunity aging so he was still young, even though he was in his sixties. He was also the only member of the party who had dealt with their enemy before and he served as the mentor of the group. He liked to dispence wisdom using prono analogies which, though odd, usually fit the situation and actually succeeded in passing along the lesson. We designed the character to be a walking dick joke but we got so interested in him that we gave him alot of personality and background. We still talk about him, even though we never actually got to play the game he was designed for.

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2009, 11:28:19 AM »
So he's basically a nicer version of the Comedian.

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2009, 11:43:27 AM »
Hmm, I suppose. The Comedian is more depicted as a man who "gets it", that he sees the joke of the world. The Bulge was just a guy who'd live for long enough to learn a few lessons, he didn't have especially deep insight into human nature and he was an optimistic man. As The Bulge always says "You may be down for awhile, but you always come back up eventually."

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2009, 12:51:09 PM »
I can't wait to try Monsters & other childish things.  I bought it about a week ago and can't wait to try it out.

Feel free to ask questions about it. It's actually quite easy to get players into roleplaying as kids as everyone has experience being a kid. You just have to get them into the mood and right frame of mind.

Yeah I heard about this game through the interview you did with Benjamin Baugh.  Thank you Ross, you made me really want to go out and buy a independent game.  I read up on the game a litte more and then was hooked.  I have talked to my regular group and they LOVED the idea  ;D.  I think they just like the idea of playing little children as player characters.  I just bought crayons and paper plates the other day for my players.  This is going to be a great time.  I am goingt to play it in late may so I have time to get the rules set down.  Its gonna be awesome.

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2009, 01:38:21 PM »
Might I suggest A Curriculum of Conspiracy, the campaign I wrote for Monsters and Other Childish Things? You can read a review of it here http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/14/14244.phtml

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2009, 05:32:04 PM »
I'm not sure what games I'd like to give a try, even if I weren't pretty full up on gaming right now.

I'd like to play in a d20 Dark*Matter game. I have, somehow, never played a d20 game that wasn't D&D. Kind of odd now that I think about it. Anyway, I love Dark*Matter and think it would be an awesome game to play.

I'd really like to play Mutants and Masterminds. I have a Ninja Iron Man concept I want to play with that's been in my head for ages and I haven't gotten to roll with it.

I'd kind of like to play Scion, as well. I picked up Scion: Hero when it was offered as a free PDF a while ago, but only read through it last month and I thought it was pretty interesting. I'm not exactly hardcore jonesing to play it, but I wouldn't mind.

I've been told that I might like SLA Industries, but I know almost nothing about it. So maybe I could look into that as well.
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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2009, 07:21:28 PM »
I've been interested in Scion for awhile. It looked interesting but I haven't gone through the effort to get the first book.

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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2009, 09:19:16 PM »
I just bought "Houses of the Blooded" as a pdf for just $5.00. This is their regular price for an over 400 page pdf.

Check it out: http://www.housesoftheblooded.com/
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Re: Who's trying new games?
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2009, 09:38:11 PM »
I've also picked up some of the new Hunter: The Vigil stuff. I've run Hunter games so it isn't really new but it will be a new kind of game.