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Post Post #800  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:27 am

I have been finally converting the D&D sessions I run with scummers into a format that is coherent.

Here is where I've been uploading them. I have session 1 and part of session 2 uploaded.

Enjoy! More will come. (hopefully)
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Post Post #801  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:44 pm

Starting my first session GM'ing War for the Crown tonight. Much excite, many nerves, wow.
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Post Post #802  (ISO)  » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:28 pm

How successful have play by post DnD/Pathfinder games been here?

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Post Post #803  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:51 am

they have mostly gone very poorly :(
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Post Post #804  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:57 am

maybe you should all skype DnD. Every single time I see DnD at the card shop at least 1 person is a laptop that they set on the table to skype into the session.
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Post Post #805  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:45 am

I don't know about post-by-post games, but I've been regularly playing D&D with people I found on the site for years now.
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Post Post #806  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:36 pm

Is it skype D&D?
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
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Post Post #807  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:08 pm

We play on roll20
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Post Post #808  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:04 pm

Is it a bunch of people who are no longer really active on site. Cause I never see people talk about D&D around here
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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Post Post #809  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:33 pm

I run a scummer D&D group using discord and roll20
To be clear: this is not allowed

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Post Post #810  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:24 pm

Pops, once new DMs get their group, they take their game off-site onto Discord or an app like roll20 and that's that.
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Post Post #811  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:44 pm

They should do it somewhere where I can watch instead
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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Post Post #812  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:36 am

I was running Rise of the Runelords (Paizos first Pathfinder AP, anniversary edition) and was getting a bit bored with it after the manor arc. Also also a player had a baby. Also also also I remembered a certain villain that was going to 100% for sure TPK them to hell was coming up.

So with all that in mind, I proposed and they agreed to a change of scenery. It'd been about two months since the last session (because new baby), so to start the session off I decided to introduce them to a couple deities.

One, Falayna, a party member who multi-classed had already met; the other, however, was an adaptation between classic lore Loki (not Marvel Loki) and a deity Native Americans referred to as Coyote. Basically a pure trickster deity, which tbf Pathfinder doesn't really have.

To cut to the chase, I had them go from eventually stopping a Runelord from doing THE THING (no spoilers) to a sort-of fabric of time on the line planescape-slash-multiverse kind of campaign. Only 2/3 members could make it, but from what I could tell via their reactions I pulled it off okay. There were no eyerolls or bored faces! Victory!

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Post Post #813  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:33 am

one day when I win the lottery one of the things I will do is higher a DM and 4 professional players to teach me DnD obviating my need to have friendships
also if I'm rich enough I can make all of them cosplay
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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Post Post #814  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:36 am

Yeah, we ran through that ROTRL campaign as well and found it similarly dull. I don't quite understand why it's a classic, tbh.
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Post Post #815  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:41 pm

I deliberately avoid playing in games that are premade adventure paths. I almost never enjoy them.
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Post Post #816  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:51 pm

To be fair, I've enjoyed a lot of them. I just... don't see what made Rise such a paizo classic.
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Post Post #817  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:25 pm

The only thing about Rise that I'm not a huge fan of is that nearly every story hook is a note or a letter. This wasn't my first run through and, with only three players, they were going to get absolutely obliterated at the clocktower. Without a doubt.

It's a classic in the sense that, if ran as is RAW (meaning no extra loot, towns don't have everything the players want to buy, etc) it's a very refreshing challenge (keep in mind that this is immediately after 4e had come out and the community as a whole was pretty done with the endless splatbooks that were 3.5) and the story itself isn't all that bad.

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Post Post #818  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:27 pm

Very fond of the new Vampire 5E update. It's a great update to the classic system. Blood works much more organically, they've cut down on the number of rolls, and combat is now freed of the D&D detrius that used to drag it down. Just a great system overall.

Anyone else here playing it?
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Post Post #819  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:16 pm

What are the things people like about 5e?

It just seems like kid gloved D&D to me.

Not trying to start an editions war. I'm legitimately curious.

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Post Post #820  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:28 pm

Um, in what universe? D&D is a combat-centric system focused on high magic settings with adventures, epic weapons, evil villains, etc.. Vampire is focused on the modern day, and is an exploration of horror, psychological degredation, politics, and a corrupt system built around lies and deception, which inevitably pulls you in and forces you to make compromises after compromise, until you begin compromising your values yourself, in pursuit of power.

If anything the thing I usually here is that D&D is the game for children. Which is a bit reductionist, but it's hard to argue anything other than that the themes of D&D are usually simpler, less subtle, and more "children's cartoon values". More roll-playing than role-playing, if you will. I certainly wouldn't call vampire "kid-gloved" given that it's one of the games I most often need a content warning for. It wouldn't be out of the scope of a typical game for a parent to kill their child in a fit of rage (with the parent as one of the PCs), or for someone forced to watch their best friend of a decade die, or turn them into a vampire and watch them slowly turn against you over the decades (because no relationship is going to survive an eternity with plotting, scheming monsters).
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Post Post #821  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:07 pm

My sincerest apologies.

Idk why but I automatically assumed 5e D&D and that this Vampire thing was like a supplement or whatever. Question still stands about D&D 5e.

Thank you for the very clear explanation though! That game sounds like loads of fun.

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Post Post #822  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:50 pm

You're talking Vampire: The Masquerade right? And not some DND vampire centric supplement?
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Post Post #823  (ISO)  » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:07 am

In post 822, T-Bone wrote:You're talking Vampire: The Masquerade right? And not some DND vampire centric supplement?


Yes. Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition was released recently, and it's commonly called Vampire 5e or V5
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Post Post #824  (ISO)  » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:07 am

In post 822, T-Bone wrote:You're talking Vampire: The Masquerade right? And not some DND vampire centric supplement?


Yes. Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition was released recently, and it's commonly called Vampire 5e or V5
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