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In our Zweihänder game, we head out into the woods and deal with ancient spirits, but not all of us have a clear memory of exactly what happened. By the end of the session though, we get an opprtunity to advance to our second profession. Probably more on that later.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/04/a-hole-in-my-mind.html
#rpg #roll20 #zweihänder
A Hole in my Mind
 
Metahuman News
There is a reason behind fighting, and that is to win. How you define winning, what is the question. The IDF martial art Krav Maga states this goal simply, disable the opponent with minimal risk to oneself. Forget tradition, kata, or rules, fight, overcome, survive.
http://housedok.com/martial-arts-in-metahumans-rising-part-4-krav-maga/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #MartialArts #KravMaga
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 4: Krav Maga
 
What could have been a Blades in the Dark score involving much running and screaming, turned into a nice friendly chat in a study. Sometimes players surprise you in pleasant ways.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/the-artists-score.html
#rpg #roll20 #bitd
The Artist’s Score
 
While we are all staying in our houses, maybe it is time to either catch up...or begin... seeing the inspiration that ended up bringing us all here:

https://archive.org/details/appendix-n?tab=collection

Maybe if you have some spare cash a donation to the Internet Archive is warranted as a thank you:

https://archive.org/donate/

#RPG #OSR #adnd #dnd #tabletop
 
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I decided to add a little more #Dyson hatching to a couple of my #Geomorph #Dungeon tiles. Since I don't have much better to do at the moment.

#ttrpg #Tabletop #RPG #Gaming
 

Customizing your Genre Rules

I’m looking at running Apocalypse World in the near future, and the game has a very good way of giving the GM high level Directive Rules – Agenda, Principles, etc.

Anyway, for Apocalypse World, one of the directions is “Barf Apocalyptica” – basically infuse the world with all the things that make it post-apocalyptic – the weird mesh of our current world, ruined, with weird and strange and broken things. It serves to remind the GM to constantly push the agenda of the game’s genre.

A bit more focused, for you

So, as I’m prepping, I’m writing down some inspiration ideas that I can refer to for my game to make sure I have the kind of apocalyptica I want:
  • The verge of falling apart
  • Junk survives
  • Danger is around the corner
  • A junkyard solution, but once in a while something pristine
  • Critters are dangerous but never quiet
Mind you, these are basically cues to myself that I know I can use to inspire immediate ideas in narration and description – a different game, different group of players, and of course, each GM would come up with their own.

Any Genre

However, there’s no reason you couldn’t make a short list like this for a superhero game, or Star Wars, or whatever kind of game you’re looking to play. Whether they need to be something the players share in or just as reminders for you as a GM, that’s up to you.

Sometimes as GM’s we end up with a lot to juggle and the genre description can suffer a bit – between math, many NPCs, and players with lots of questions or actions all happening at once, it can be useful to have a reminder for yourself.

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https://bankuei.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/customizing-your-genre-rules/
i find these kind of reminder techniques very useful, since I can easily get lost in the action when GMing :D

#tabletop #rpg #ttrpg #apocalypseworld #GMadvice #storygames
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Another session of Zweihänder on Roll20, due to the lock down in the UK. One advantage of playing online is that we started on time and didn't get distracted in ordering (and eating) takeaway like we normally do when we're face to face.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/sewers-and-servants.html
#roll20 #rpg #zweihänder
Sewers and Servants
 
Linux native gaming!

"Iron Danger" (RPG / Steampunk / Fantasy / Nordic).

Feature trailer is here / game release 25.3.2020.

Based on The Kalevala which inspired one J.R.R. Tolkien heavily.

A tactical combat game with a unique time manipulation mechanic.

A never before seen combination that combines the tactical depth of turn-based games with the exciting action of real-time games. Check out the trailer and be intrigued.

==] https://youtu.be/Etqjr0OzVF0

Wishlist on Steam now! ==] https://store.steampowered.com/app/899310/Iron_Danger/



#rpg #steampunk #kalevala #daedalic #adventure #indie #linux #gaming #native #sauna

YouTube: Iron Danger - Feature Trailer (Daedalic Entertainment)

Italy 

Tabletop QOTD 2020-03-23

Borrowing from the idea of the Pluspora Check-in get some tabletop conversation going. If you have any questions that you want to get on the list to be asked, let me know. Also, if you'd like to be added or taken off the list of participants, let me know.

Have you ever played in any way other than Face-to-Face? Why or why not? And if you have, what are some tools that you've used/advice that you'd give in doing so?

I play almost exclusively non-face-to-face these days. Even before the COVID-19 epidemic, I'd found that it was easier to get together with friends, negotiate schedules, and meet new gamers online rather than trying to get anything together.

For #RPG I use the mediums of play by email or what I've come to term play by google doc (even though we don't always use google- the non-google alternatives I've used are https://cryptpad.fr/ and https://hackmd.io/). Though I have tried roll20 and Fantasy Grounds, I find that the asynchronous types of games seem to be easier to schedule and last the longest.

For #boardgame I've tried Tabletop Simulator and roll20, but again, the most successful have been more asyncrhonous types of games. We've used Google docs for those also and play by e-mail, but even more I've found myself using websites built for the games.

Some examples include
http://www.amarriner.com/#/ (the games are down right now, but played a lot of roads and boats there)
http://brass.orderofthehammer.com/
http://www.spielbyweb.com/
http://www.boardgaming-online.com/
https://www.yucata.de/en/
http://www.mabiweb.com/index.php (my love for In the Shadow of the Emperor came from too many games there)

There's also https://www.michaelschacht.net/pbm/modules.php?name=Game_Info, but I haven't played games there.

As far as advice, it seems to me that social contract becomes even more important when playing games online. It's too easy for interactions that are not conducted in person to go wrong, and having a baseline for what is expected help to smooth these along.


#Tabletop #QOTD

@Eric Franklin
@frasersimons
@Board Games Forum
@Curt Thompson
@Douglas Bailey
@Jesse Butler
@Keith Davies
@Martin Ralya
@Martijn Vos
@Nathan V
@Marsha B
@Stuntman
@Nathan Weaver
@Moe Tousignant
@PresGas (OSR) Aspect
@Craig Maloney
@Patrick Marchiodi
@Nathan Norway
@silverwizard
@Stephen Gunnell
@Joseph Teller
 
Metahuman News
This week we travel from Brazil to China to dive into Hung Ga, Five Animal, or Five Element Kung-Fu. For those #Avatar fans we hope we did the martial art justice, even though our super style has a very different take.
http://housedok.com/martial-arts-in-metahumans-rising-part-3-hung-ga-five-animal-kung-fu/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #MartialArts #Hung-Ga
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 3: Hung Ga “Five Animal” Kung-Fu
 
We were down one player for this Roll20 session of Blades in the Dark, so the crew decided to put off the plan to find the vampire hunter and instead for for something simpler – expanding their territory by claiming the Sanctuary.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/the-sanctuary-score.html
#rpg #bitd
The Sanctuary Score
#rpg #bitd
 

Free PDFs from Exalted Funeral

#Tabletop #RPG

Exalted Funeral has a suite of free PDFs on their landing page (scroll down a bit) in support of passing the time during the general distancing at present.

https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/

Freebies include:

- Lorn Song of the Bachelor
- Troika! Numinous Edition
- Disciples of Bone & Shadow
- A Pound of Flesh

... and several more. All free. No strings attached.
 
Thinking about how to name different types of life on an alien world for a SciFi setting, in a way that combines both usefulness as flavour text and feeding into a trade system for types of resources to buy and sell.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/the-naming-of-things.html
#rpg #worldgen
The Naming of Things
 

WOD Quarantine Giveaways

#Tabletop #rpg

Onyx Path joins in on the giveaways, with one a day

Monday is Vampire 20th Anniversary Edition: The Dark Ages from Onyx Path Publishing. (Missed!)

Tuesday is Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition from Onyx Path Publishing.
https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/112871/Werewolf-The-Apocalypse-20th-Anniversary-Edition

Wednesday is Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition from Onyx Path Publishing.
https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/149562/Mage-The-Ascension-20th-Anniversary-Edition

Thursday is Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition from Onyx Path Publishing.
https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/210616/Changeling-The-Dreaming-20th-Anniversary-Edition

Friday is Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition from Onyx Path Publishing
https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/233842/Wraith-The-Oblivion-20th-Anniversary-Edition
 

StoryEngine offered for .01 as a quarantine activity

#Tabletop #RPG

I backed StoryEngine on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rockpapercynic/the-story-engine-deck-of-endless-storytelling-prompts-book/

From the campaign

The Story Engine is a deck of 150 cards (now upgraded to 180 with stretch goals!) that offer endless storytelling prompts for writers, teachers, artists, DMs, RPG players, and more.

It runs on a simple, fast, open-ended system of drawing and arranging cards to create prompts for:

* Story ideas
* Character concepts
* Encounter premises
* Magical items
* Campaign hooks

It's all in how you arrange the cards, interpret the connections between them, and bring the concept to life.



The digital version just fulfilled for backers, but the creator, Peter Chiykowski, is offering the basic deck for .01 to anyone that wants it as a quarantine activity.

Get it for .01 here: https://story-engine.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders/226625

Pretty cool that designers are offering their wares to help pass the time in quarantine!
 
This week's normal game was moved to Roll20 due to possible Covid-19 infection amongst the players (and if not, it seemed a sensible precaution). It's not quite the same as actually all being around the same table, but we've done enough Roll20 over the years for it to run reasonably smoothly. The GM (who had only played, not run, Roll20 games before) needed a bit of help on drawing maps (for illustration, not tactical purposes), but once that was done it all worked fine.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/the-smugglers-warehouse.html
#roll20 #rpg #zweihänder
The Smuggler’s Warehouse
 
#LarcenousDesigns has made the PDFs of their #GamemastersApprentice decks free, to allow #RPG #Gamers achance to be able to quarantine, without having to give up the opportunity to play a game.

#Tabletop #Games #Coronavirus
 
Some thoughts about how to use knowledge skills in RPGs, specifically how I want to use them in my own game system.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/handling-knowledge-skills.html
#rpg
Thoughts on Knowledge Skills
#rpg
 
Metahuman News
This week we take a break from our martial arts series to bring our readers a new One Shot Adventure, On A Black Horse. With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, our story delves into the origins of the holiday along with the history and lore of Ireland. On A Black Horse pits heroes against a headless rider who stalking the mortal world for the first time in centuries. Can they uncover the mysteries of the Dullahan before it is too late?
Content Warning: The following adventure contains occult elements, and discusses Celtic and Christian religion and history. Imagery may be inappropriate for young readers.
http://housedok.com/on-a-black-horse/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #StPatricksDay #Dullahan
On A Black Horse
 
The crew decide to take a break from dealing with vampires, and instead use the opportunity to screw with the Fog Hounds. There's quite a bit of high level planning in this session, but it works, so I don't want to stop it.

We also have a discussion about other members of the group taking on some of the GMing, and everyone seems interested in possibly running a score or two, which will take some of the load off me.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/the-bad-wine-score.html
#rpg #bitd #roll20
The Bad Wine Score
 
Writing up our Zweihänder game from earlier in the week, where we got to try our hands at being spies.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/sielzen.html
#rpg #zweihander
Sielzen
 
#TTRPG #Tabletop #RPG #Gaming

Pro GM Advice: tell the story like you're Gilderoy Lockhart.

Pay close attention to what your players say, for any opportunity to let them do your job for you. You'd be surprised just how easy it is to get them to credit you for their own work. They'll likely even pride themselves for thinking of it first!
 
Would anyone else be interested in an !RPG forum here on friendica?

#rpg #ttrpg #storygame #rpgs #ttrpg #storygames
Italy 
(Copy/pasting from an old Reddit post of mine, edited for hashtags and formatting. I don't know why I didn't post this here when I first wrote it, but oh well.)

In creating the Ruby Governor, a character in my #MightySix solo #RPG game, I need to use the "Powerk" (superpower) Sublimation. This has brought to my attention how this power actually works.

First, I like the power itself. The idea is that it allows you to rechannel absorbed energy/damage into another power. This allows characters such as Gambit, from X-Men. Unfortunately, the mechanical implementation of this idea is... well, I'll stop short of saying it's "unplayable", but the balance punishes the player for choosing this option.

The problem is this: Sublimation costs (5) Power Points per level. For that, you first get the power to absorb a given form of energy. This acts much like the Super Soak Powerk, with the complication Conditional Use ([energy source]), justifying a minimum cost of (2). For the remaining 3 Power Points, you can turn 1 absorbed point of energy/damage into 1 Power Point. You'd be better off putting those 3 Power Points into the cost of the power that's rechanneling that energy/damage.

There's a few different solutions to this:
  • The first, and easiest, is to simply change the cost of Sublimation from (5) to (3). That way, after the initial (2) cost to cover the conditional Super Soak ability, you're just converting just 1 Power Point into 1 (conditional, temporary) Power Point for the given power. Where this is perhaps the most obvious choice for balance, it also feels the most bland to me in terms of effect.
  • Another option is to keep the cost of (5), but have each point of absorbed energy grant 3 Power Points, instead of just 1. This has a similar effect as the first option, but de-emphasizes the absorption, favoring the power that takes the energy.
  • The third, and trickiest, option is introducing a power curve. In order to do this, I'll make it so that each point of absorbed energy is converted to 1 Power Point per level in Sublimation. This is kinda neat, in that your power level acts as a force multiplier.
The catch to the third choice is in the cost. If I keep the cost at (5), that makes the first two levels underpowered relative to the previous two options, and the third level equal in power/cost. Levels 4+ are exponentially overpowered.

I can somewhat compensate for this by changing the cost from (5) to (5/10); the second number being the cost in Power Points per level after the first. Without getting into the math, by my numbers, increasing the cost of the additional levels delays the Powerk from becoming overpowered until levels 8+. It's not very elegant, but by that point, you're already investing a lot of Power Points into this.
Between these three options, the second one is my favorite in general. It balances flavor with elegant numbers. Since Ruby Governor is going to get Super Soak anyway, there's no reason to add even more emphasis on his defenses. He's already a heavy hitter as it is.
#Tabletop #ttrpg
 
Metahuman News
Our series on martial arts styles opens with the fast and unpredictable Capoeira. An Afro-Brazilian martial art that was hidden away in dance and games.
http://housedok.com/martial-arts-in-metahumans-rising-part-2-capoeira/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #MartialArts #Capoeira
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 2: Capoeira
 
#ThrowbackThursday

With Breakout Con coming up quick I thought this would be a good article to resurrect.

Gaming Convention Preparation Tips - Ask The Bellhop

Check it out: https://tabletopbellhop.com/gaming-advice/con-tips/

#RPG #Boardgames #Tabletop
Gaming Convention Preparation Tips – Ask the Bellhop
 
Continuing our Zweihänder campaign, we start with our second adventure, where the gang are summoned together once more to help a Baron and his sister. Me managed to avoid any combat this session (generally a good thing in Zweihänder), and had a lot more social interaction with a bit of sneaking.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/the-tottenbach-fire.html
#rpg #zweihänder
The Tottenbach Fire
 
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Guess what I'm going to be playing today.

#FF7R #FinalFantasy #RPG #JRPG #VideoGames
 
Metahuman News
It's almost time to start looking at martial arts in Metahumans Rising. To prime the field for our martial arts lets take a look at Maneuvers in Metahumans Rising and how they may translate to individual strikes and techniques.
http://housedok.com/martial-arts-in-metahumans-rising-part-1-combat-maneuvers-revisited/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #MartialArts
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 1: Combat Maneuvers Revisited
 
I decided to introduce some consequences from a previous score this session, someone who they had made an enemy of. This makes things a bit more complicated since there are multiple things going on, and multiple goals for this score. Reasonably standard in most RPGs, but Blades can be a bit different because of the way it mechanises things. I decided to ignore all that, and just run it as a straight adventure.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/03/the-captains-gold-score.html
#roll20 #rpg #bitd
The Captain’s Gold Score
 
Chuck Dee 1 month ago
Should we use one tag for all game-related to keep things together, i.e. #ttrpg or #boardgames for board games and #rpg for RPGs?
 
In the final session of our first Zweihänder adventure, we break out hex tiles and models for our first real combat, against some magic using witches. The combat system is pretty quick and deadly, fortunately the deadliness happened to the other side this time.

Though we used hex tiles, it's no-where near as tactical as something like d20/Pathfinder, and you could probably run combat without them. It just makes visualisation a bit easier, and we've got used to combat maps over the past few years.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/02/the-witches-of-vorburg.html
#rpg #zweihänder
The Witches of Vorburg
 
Metahuman News
This week we are kicking off, no pun intended, series on how to incorporate martial arts into your Metahumans Rising campaign. As we start this series we will be discussing the goals of these articles and format for the entries that will follow.
http://housedok.com/martial-arts-in-metahumans-rising-part-0-introduction/

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#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #MartialArts
Martial Arts In Metahumans Rising Part 0: Introduction
 
Look no more for the perfect illustration for your #RPG creature, this is quite a source from the Biodiversity Heritage Library!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/albums

FAQ
https://about.biodiversitylibrary.org/ufaqs/how-do-i-download-an-image-in-the-bhl-flickr/

Sourced from Vice:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dmwbd/150k-nature-illustrations-spanning-hundreds-of-years-are-now-free-online

This is a great #science trove, but also good grist for your mill.

#biology
 
I've noticed that over the last 7 odd years I've been using Roll20, I've clocked up 4,904 hours playing games. That's 14 hours a week. I think most of that was probably for our initial D&D game where I spent a lot of time preparing maps, monsters and NPCs rather than actually running a game.

At the moment, most of my time on the site is actually spent running a game rather than prepping. A few more of those hours was spent last night running our Blades in the Dark game.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/02/the-retribution-score.html
#roll20 #rpg #bitd
The Retribution Score
 
All the players are back this week, so we have a full house for our Zweihänder campaign. So far, all the combat we've done has been very quick affairs where we ambush some lowly orx, and we've tried very hard to avoid any fair fights. We end this session just as we're about to start what may be a slightly more deadly fight, so maybe next session we'll get to find out how dangerous it can be.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/02/mother-of-the-orx.html
#rpg #zweihänder
Mother of the Orx
 
Metahuman News
We are closing out our look at the Rippers, with the leaders, a trio of armored monstrosities, Mic Droppers, Wreckers, and the Glitterati.
http://housedok.com/the-rippers-part-4-time-to-drop-the-mic/

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Want to learn more about Metahumans Rising? Check us out at: http://housedok.com/

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Pick up the PDF: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/277614/Metahumans-Rising

#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #Cyberpunk
The Rippers, Part 4: Time TO Drop The Mic
 
For this score I decided on something a bit more social, to give some of the characters a chance to play off their vices, which one did. I might also change the order in which we do downtime, since as it stands, it's not possible to spend downtime preparing for a score.

Being on Roll20, we always run the risk of internet issues, and we got unlucky this session with several drop outs (probably due to the storm), but managed to get enough of a connection to finish things off.

https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/02/valentinas-score.html
#rpg #roll20 #bitd
Valentina’s Score
 
Down one player, we continue our Zweihänder campaign. We spend most of the time information gathering, before sneaking up to the orx encampment to find out what is going on. It seems things are more complicated than we feared.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/02/the-horned-monk.html
#rpg #zweihänder
The Horned Monk
 
Today you can easily buy “Crescendo Giocoso” in the United States, the collection of Italian chamber LARPs my friend of laiv.it published in 2017. #CrescendoGiocoso https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Crescendo-Giocoso-Print-PDF.html


#larp #larp-design #Italian #chamberlarp #rpg
Italy 
Metahumans News
Love is in the air, seriously look out! Cupid has snuck out and is having some fun in the mortal world in today's free Adventure Seed. http://housedok.com/anteros-and-eros/

Stay Up to date with out Twitter Feed. https://twitter.com/HouseDokPro

Want to learn more about Metahumans Rising? Check us out at: http://housedok.com/

Get the core book: https://studio2publishing.com/products/metahumans-rising?_pos=2&_sid=145b3fa95&_ss=r\

Pick up the PDF: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/277614/Metahumans-Rising

#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #Valentines
Anteros And Eros
 
Metahuman News
This week we return to our preview of the Rippers with details on their entry level members, the Gutter Scraps, Benders, Tough Nuts, and Gunners. What it takes to earn a jacket in the gang, and just what a Ripper's jacket means, hint, bad news.
http://housedok.com/the-rippers-part-2-trash-collectors/

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Want to learn more about Metahumans Rising? Check us out at: http://housedok.com/

Get the core book: https://studio2publishing.com/products/metahumans-rising?_pos=2&_sid=145b3fa95&_ss=r\

Pick up the PDF: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/277614/Metahumans-Rising

#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #Cyberpunk
The Rippers, Part 2: Trash Collectors?
 
Metahuman News
Let's start the new year off right. No, seriously, something is wrong with the new year, it just will not kick over. Now it's up to our heroes to figure out what's wrong in this free adventure seed, The New Year's Loop. This Adventure Seed allows you to pick from one of six different options for why the world just won't keep spinning, with everything from mad science, to cosmic threats. Hope you enjoy.

http://housedok.com/new-years-loop/

Want to learn more about Metahumans Rising? Check us out at: http://housedok.com/
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Or, pick up the PDF: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/277614/Metahumans-Rising

#Metahumans #MetahumansRising #Superheroes #RPG #NewYears
New Years Loop
 
We roll up some characters for Zweihänder, the fantasy RPG from Grim & Perilous Studios. It's a Warhammer Fantasy clone, but that's fine because I have some fuzzy memories enjoying playing that over 25 years ago. My character is generated almost entirely randomly, which is interesting.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/01/zweihander.html
#rpg
Zweihänder
#rpg
 
Metahuman News
Welcome to the new year, and a strange milestone in my life. The year was 1990, I was a free range tween living on the isle of Manhattan cast adrift with fresh babysitting cash and a desire for something new. This led to a mall, towering as they are in the city, where I found a glossy image calling from the shelves of, what I want to say was a KB Toy Store. The image, a yellow eyed solo smart gun in hand, wires plugged into their spine, rocking jacket, and a car with driver waiting. This was not another Dungeons & Dragons module, this was Cyberpunk.

That was nearly thirty years ago, and history has caught up to us. Of course if you haven't heard, Cyberpunk 2077 is now only a few precious months away, and there is a new tabletop game on the horizon as well. It's a good time to be a gamer. So, what does this have to do with Metahumans Rising?

With World Builders we wanted to give players new challenges. We've talked about the evolution of the Deadheads, and the expansion of military forces. Now lets talk about the Rippers.Working in the information sector there is a quote that has rings disturbingly true
"The Street finds its own uses for things - uses the manufacturers never imagined."
- William Gibson, Burning Chrome
This may be the founding doctrine of the Rippers.

“We’ve survived three alien invasions. The short version, poachers, harvesting humans for experimentation, an intergalactic turf war, and some Christopher Columbus types. Every last one of them left scars on this planet. Just like they left the kit they couldn’t recall. Throw in the occasional super jumpsuit that gets bopped and there's a whole lot of lost tech out there. What do Rippers do? We bash it, bag it, kit it, and thrash with it. Saddle up kid, it’s time to go fishing.”
- Tabby,, Astro Kiddie

The Ripper hierarchy is as follows:
Gutter Scraps
Benders
Tough Nuts and Gunners
Junk Dogs
Astro Kiddies
Docs
Mic Droppers
Wreckers and the Glitterati

Over the next few weeks we will explore what this means, and who the Rippers are as a group.

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Our first RPG session of the year is our Roll20 Blades in the Dark game. The crew make their first attempt at expanding their Turf, and I realise I still don't fully understand how the rules work.
https://blog.notasnark.net/2020/01/return-to-bridge-theatre.html
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Return to Bridge Theatre
 
https://www.tomshw.it/culturapop/burning-opera-la-recensione/

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Burning Opera. La recensione
Italy 
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