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I‘m from Germany and I‘ve been playing RPGs for many years - over 20, I guess.

I love to write my own modules, and I am looking forward to try new worlds, new systems and just have fun with great people.

New stuff and OSR and some D&D, too.

I am wearing glasses now. Apart from looking even cooler, writing and reading just got a lot less tiring. Who'd have expectedTHAT? :thinkerguns:

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We finished our 3-Level "Shadow of the Demon Lord" micro-campaign yesterday. I really enjoyed it - we had a fantastic group of six, and a good GM. I like the mechanical simplicity and the overall well-designed rules system, which worked well with a large group. I disliked the flood of talent - especially because the whole party levels up after each session and you'll get new stuff to learn *every* evening. It is a lot, even at Level 3. Still a great and very (!) dark RPG

TooManyParallelDoodleSyndrome has confused me thoroughly and i'll have to cancel two RPG sessions this week. O man, this sucks and I hate doodle.com-based RPG stuff.

Just created a DCC character in a bar. I am a tireless recruiter for the hobby, for sure.

Pen&Paper session at… 2pm? Whose idea was that? Well yeah, that‘ll be me. A very sunny Shadow of the Demon Lord, for sure. sun☀️

Having just read it cover-to-cover… DCC Lankhmar is *so* good. I know many people are saying this, but I *need* time for another campaign with this stuff. But WHEN? :thinkergunsunglasses:

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Building a new character is something I haven't done for a while; I have lots of practice in , but I really enjoy diving deep into the Lore of this Sword and Sorcery setting in german language (so far...).

You can’t really cancel a session because you are too tired, right? I could play a credible undead… :-)

Recently, I had so many really great newcomers to the pen&paper hobby in my games and the majority of them is nothing like me - a classic example of the „straight white guy nerd in his 40s“ cliché. To say that his makes me feel a little bit happy would be a gigantic understatement.

So, I finished the final draft for my new DCC Patron and sent it to my zine editor. It kind of feels good, but man… I hope he likes it.

I just got my copy of DCC Lankhmar and I have to say this - I just love this box! The art, the writing and the focus on actually using this on the gaming table, you just feel the love that people put into this. I obviously love Leiber and Lankhmar, so I might be a bit biased - but this one is great, even if you want to play using a different system than DCC.

I like this text by @kensanata about running away in Pen&Paper - and especially, how to get players to realize that they should take a tactical retreat right now. alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2019-10-

So, this worked out even better than I expected: The absolute newbies did better than *any* other group I put through „Sailors“ before and the old school-like gameplay was natural to them. Everyone wants to finish the adventure and probably play more. This was a success :)

Doing a LOT of GM’ing lately - next is a new round of 4 players, 3 of them with absolutely no prior pen&paper experience. I did a lot of thinking how to introduce them to the hobby and I decided to put them through „Sailors on a Starless Sea“, the classic DCC funnel adventure. I am familiar with the module and it has *lots* of excitement per Minute. We’ll see how they deal with the deadliness of a funnel… :demon_content:

I should add that the world and also the campaign of SotDL is *very* dark and deals with quite a lot of topics that some people may find disturbing, even in the starting adventure. It is Dark Fantasy, after all!

So, our first session in „Shadow of the Demon Lord“ was a success, I think. The system has some inspiration from the 5E (and the OSR, too), but also AGE, WHFRP and even DCC. Characters start classless and advance through specializations, with lots of random tables. It works well - combat is simple and still with some tactical elements. We built the party and finished our first adventure in one sitting, which is something I personally like. We will continue!

Today will be my first time playing Shadow of the Demon Lord… I am excited!

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