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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.

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!

My pugilist character found death against a far more powerful opponent. We were playing Malmsturm (german language Sword and Srocery Fate Core Setting) and it was my own idea. Still, I was quite shocked how hard this hit the rest of the group, all experienced players. Whew. They tried really hard to save him, so that his restless ghost haunts now them until he is avenged. Poor Lorko!

Playing „A Dungeon full of Monsters“ with Swords & Wizardry Continual Light… in Roll20. This is… not complicated.

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#FridaysForFuture hat heute in #Bielefeld 12.000 Demonstranten gezählt. Hab wohl nicht alles Überblicken können, für mich sah das so aus als könnte das hinkommen.

Just finished „Hole in the Sky“ with 4 Players… and 16 level-0 PCs, plus 4 replacement PC later. The players *did* win the day, with 11 PC dead (!) - one player got 7 (SEVEN!) of her own killed, including 3 replacements. Still there were many laughs and it was SUCH FUN! The module is *really* out there and… weird in a psychedelic way.

Preparing my "introductory funnel session" for -rpg - I'll be using "Hole in the Sky", which i never GM'ed before. I am really looking forward to wednesday, buuuut I am a bit anxious. I could use some helpful ideas for that particular module...

Update 2: Half of my former D&D group did not really like to play DCC with me, because "indie RPGs suck"…Well, yeah *sigh*
Well, I got 2 of them to play and put out a post on a local FB group and now I have … 7(!!) people wanting to play. Well, fitting that gang into my kitchen is a "problem" I never expected AT ALL :thinkerguns:

Update: Yes, my D&D campaign group broke up after a month-long hiatus during the summer, just as I feared. *sigh*
GM didn't "feelt it anymore", and the group did not accept rotating GMss/One Shots to give him a breather. No wonder he felt burned out. :/

I'll get my copy "Alas for the Awful Sea" today (the beautiful new german version) - anyone here with some experience with this?

Zine work is fun. Do more zines! Plus, support RPGs with open, zine-friendly licensing.

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@Gorgmorg I'm sure that the reverse would work, too: playing a drunk pretending to be an ogre :)

Last evening I found myself playing an ogre pretending to be drunk. That was very interesting to say the least.

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