ITT: post real world locations that could work in an RPG setting
firstly, the Darien gap.
>The Darién Gap is a break in the Pan-American Highway consisting of a large swath of undeveloped swampland and forest within Panama's Darién Province in Central America and the northern portion of Colombia's Chocó Department in South America. The gap begins in Yaviza, Panama and ends in Turbo, Colombia, stretching between 100 km and 160 km (60–100 miles) long. Roadbuilding through this area is expensive, and the environmental cost is high. Political consensus in favor of road construction has not emerged. Consequently, there is no road connection through the Darién Gap connecting North America with South America and it is the missing link of the Pan-American Highway.
The Darien gap is a huge, undeveloped swamp jungle, full of tribess, paramilities, and druglords. It would be perfect for an RPG setting.
I lived in the Darien for a week, if anyone has questions.
>Yeah, it's a rainforest. Everything here will be wet. Everything here is humid. Hot, but cloudy enough to where sunscreen isn't an issue.
>Semi-poverty. Imagine people in tribal huts, but with cell phones and access to TV. It's easier to get access to cable than clean drinking water.
>Some places are only accessible via boat. If there's a remote village with an important NPC, the PC's better have a friend who can pilot through some pretty thick marshes.
>Columbian drug runners in the forrest, Panamanian military checkpoints are pretty common sites on what little roads exist.
>Embera-wounaanis are chill as fuck, and are the primary indigenous ethnic group. Likely uneducated/illiterate, some potentially have a few years of catholic schooling. Maybe to 2nd or 3rd grade. Shirts are optional for everyone, but public display of kneecaps is showing far too much skin. Eye contact is also rude - imagine a PC desperately trying to stare into a woman's eyes to avoid her torso, while the woman does everything else possible to redirect his eyes away from hers. They really like eating rice & chicken.
>Spanish is the language of Panama, but the natives speak Embera/Wouunani/other random tribal languages. Most villagers do not know Spanish - playing telephone between three languages can be common.
>Panama City is the opposite of all of this - Imagine an honest-to-god Cyberpunk megacity, with the rich and famous driving past homeless beggars. The government only cares about improving this single city - often at the expense of everywhere else in the country.
We all know the standard "give them a full stat block as if they were another player" technique
What are some other neat ways you've seen roleplaying games handle familiars/companions/hirelings/henchman/apprentices/etc.
Dungeon world Ranger has you choose an array then based on which array tells you how many things of each you give it; traits like are on gear or weapons (camouflage, ferocious, etc) but innate to the animal, things It's trained to do, and then flaws.
Since it has no stats of its own, it instead boosts your actions when It's doing something It's trained in. It helps you attack, listen, defend, etc.
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Is there a list with examples of combat systems and that makes a comparison on how do they work?
No WIP thread on /tg/?!? Emperor's Teeth! That's HERESY!!!
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I got my first ever pot of Lahmian Medium today, I'm making custom mixes in separate pots. My only gripe is how much medium you need to use to make a glaze or wash. It's a fucking lot in comparison.
Onyx Contact Force Remotes. Following the Giraldez book method.
What's our opinion on this? Are any of these workable? They're pulled from 4th edition.
>Dance of Sack
Storm of the gifling
Chorus of the dave
Song of the doom goom
Death’s Death’s Proud Bear
Shield of Farts
Ward of Snade the Pood Beast
Summon Storm Bear
>Mister of Light
>Storm of the gifling
>Song of goom
>Chorus of the dave
>Frames of Death
>Song of the doom goom
>Death’s Death’s Proud Bear
>Wall of Distraction
>Plant of Peace
>Shield of Farts
>Song of the darn
>Ward of Snade the Pood Beast
>Summon Storm Bear
>Soul of the bill
>Charm of the dave
>Spirit of the Spirit
>Song of blord
>Song of distraction
>Song of the ball
>Hail to the Dave
>Call to the Daring
>Treeking of Star
>Primal Prayer Bear
>Song of the Unworthy
>Icon of Thorns
>Song of the door
>Stone of Death
>Storm of the dave
>Charm of the cods
>Death of the Sun
>Healing of Bat
>Mordenkainen’s lucubrabibiboricic angion
Some of these are actually pretty good.
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Thread Question: What weird rules of the game do you regularly invoke?
>What weird rules of the game do you regularly invoke?
Interacting with things on the stack (Reiterate/Reality Spasm/sometimes High Tide combo for the main example), Rampage, grave order matters
Meet my wife.
She's pretty young and doesn't quite know where she fits in yet, but apparently she's uber gifted. She's a major figure in the community, something like a celebrity, so I can get a bit jealous due to the massive amount of attention she gets. However she's kind of afraid of just how crazy people get around her, she's so damn pure.
what are some popular game settings that come from non-English speaking countries?
or a least popular fantasy/scifi, which aren't just anime (since that's a whole different ballgame).
Like, Corvus Belli are Spanish and make Infinity. Symbaroum and Coriolis are made by Sweden. The Dark Eye is German.There's Cadwallon/Confrontation from France.
Russia/Soviet stuff always seems pretty strong for stuff like Stalker, Stanislaw Lem,
Germany does seem a bit "bland" though, like they really love tropey shit. I'm not sure where they're at with Sci-Fi.
>new rules make your favorite unit shit
A failed morale check forces unit to roll Constitution check, failure means you douse the lower half of your attire courtesy of your body's own shame factory. Also your movement rate is increased by 3 ft since you are now noticeably lighter.
>realizing the company writing the rules has no interest in making a good game, and instead makes your old units shit and the fresh new models overpowered so that they sell more models
What kind of slower roleplay methods do you know of? I can't spare the time or will to participate in sessions with players concurrently present. However, I would like to RP. Do you know any RP methods for that? I have tried to participate in the Modern Nation RP'ing in Google Communities, but the lifetime of such RP's is as long as the lifetime of a butterfly.
Here are some I know of.
A scene set up in the main blog article and the action commences in the comments. A new blog article with a new scene is written when the action in the last scene reached a point where the cast decided to go to a different place.
A thread is set up with rules outlined and people post their character's or nation's actions one by one, over and over again until the RP dies.
>collaborative writing play
People will write a small chunk of the story one-by-one with no specific character defined to anyone. Each player gets a turn where they can write a chapter to advance the story based on what has been written before.
I once participated in a play-by-forum After Action Report for Crusader Kings 2 with several people. Players would play the same save in an order. One player would use "Random Character" button to get oneself a character to play as and would play until that character died in-game. Then the player would post the save back on the forum with a detailed post about what happened with ample screenshots. Of course, RP was highly encouraged for participants.
We played Crusader Kings 2 until the end date, then converted the save into EU 4 and played it until the end in there aswell. Now the save is being converted into Victoria 2.
Seriously why does dungeons & dragons get so much hate? I know it's flawed in some aspects but so are many other games; why does everyone outside of /5eg/ think it's the devil incarnate?
Because of the effect it has on the hobby as a whole.
3.5 and 5e are not only garbage, they're popular garbage. If they were only garbage, nobody would pay them much mind. But at present, D&D is still THE RPG, the one with the most marketing, the one that potential players have already heard of and that they're most likely come into contact with first. And in doing so, they are taught that all RPGs are inelegant and unfocused messes of rules that are a chore to learn and to play if you don't modify them. So most of them will never give any other RPGs the time of day, because surely they must be as unpleasant to learn and get to work as their first system.
At what point does fantasy end and sci-fi begin?
I'd say it boils down to how the power source for technology is explained. If it's a 4th dimensional creature they dragged into a containment field that is made of energy and can fuel a spaceship, it's sci-fi. If it's a creature from the lightning dimension that they dragged into a containment circle that is made of energy and can fuel a spacegalleon, it's fantasy.
Would it work? What game would work best for it?
The setting of Patema Inverted is that in 2067, scientists attempt to harness energy from gravity. The gravity reverses, however, and nearly everyone and everything is sent flying from Earth. A few people who had their gravity reversed managed to escape underground.
Society then split into two separated civilizations. Those who live on the surface and those who live underground. The people on the surface live in a oppressively organized and fear mongering modern day society. They fear the sky because it swallowed all the sinners called Inverts many years ago. The people who live underground dare not venture too far outside their tunnels or they will fall to their deaths.
The military police of the surface world try to hunt down and kill all Inverts as they must be punished for their sins.
It's later revealed that the surface dwellers were the ones who had their gravity reversed. Their atmosphere and light are created by machines on the "ceiling". And going deep (down for the surface dwellers, up for the underground) enough into the tunnels reveals the desolate remains of the original society.
Too further explain:
It would work something like this?
You are a Dragonborn commoner in an unremarkable human village, until the day a tribe of kobolds migrates nearby. Their shaman declares you to be a demigod descended from their ancient and long-dead dragon-lord, and the tribe sets about worshiping you.
Immediately begin working towards Archdragon, Disciple of Ashradalon, and that other Dragon Pretige class which makes me a fucking Demon God Pragon of chaos and evil rounded up, next to the late 3.5 DMG Epic Destinies and become a fullbown Dragon Demon Deity.
Fuck rape murder pillage and kill everyone else who get's in my way.
Seek to Genocide all dragonborn and replace with Dragonkin
Turn vermin storms into Kobolds and Dogs into Kobolds to get Dogbolds.
>campaign starts by the town getting ready for a festival.
>there is no danger in the festival
>the goal of the PCs is to have as much fun as possible
>if they have enough fun in the festival they level up before the actual adventure starts
>How much fun you got?
>Fine, then do the lottery and after that, buy aa ballon, that should bring you up to 60, so you're amused enough to take the rollercoaster.
Can't wait to minmax my fun.