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Hey!

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.

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Borderlands & Beyond. Chaosium was selling this books from the old Moon Design Glorantha Classics line for a 40% discount, so after hearing so many good things about it on the Vintage RPG podcast, I got this paperback. Of course this is a classic and what we have here is a nice reprint, with clean text and good paper quality. I have some minor issues with some pixelated art and the blurry cover reproduction, which could have used a higher res scan. Still very playable.

I love this beautiful RuneQuest Starter Set. So much stuff for 30$ and they obviously put a lot of thought into this.

Well, I finally got the (very) limited edition of Glorantha and yes, I am quite happy with how this one turned out. This may be a collector’s edition, but I’ll be very happy to play this game, too: I may have very sentimental feelings for RQ and Glorantha in particular, but this is actually a very nice version of the classic game.

I discovered that I really like RPG books in smaller formats like Whitehack or – as shown here – „Warlock!“ by Greg Saunders/Fire Ruby designs. Apart from being cute and short, these are very light rules for a more 80s-brit-fantasy gaming experience, with a career system very much like WHFRP. This is using a D20 :d20: though.
This very versatile ruleset and also quite charming, content-wise – I really like this and plan to use it soon-ish.

I finally tried out Whitehack 3E as a player and I am happy to report that… it just worked really well. Even the stuff I thought could be a bit hard to explain to players – stuff worked, with the notable exception of the auction mechanic, which too some time to implement well. BUT: players just loved that in the end, too. This could well be my future go-to old school ruleset for non-DCC stuff.

I am very much looking forward to the release of WhiteHack 3e next month and I’ll probable use it for my non-DCC old school needs. Does anyone here have some experience with the older editions in a longer running campaigns?

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Die neue Ausgabe des DCC-Zines "Der Trichter" ebenfalls vorbestellt worden und darin ist auch ein ziemlich umfangreiches Abenteuer aus meiner Feder - Testspieler wie @Tealk haben es sehr viel besser gemacht. Danke noch einmal an euch! Das "Zine" hat in dieser Ausgabe entspannte… 120 Seiten. #ttrpg #pnpde #tabletop system-matters.de/shop/dcc-tri

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Die deutschsprachige, noch einmal deutlich umfangreichere Version von "Peril on the Purple Planet" - erscheint unter dem inspirierenden Titel "Panik auf dem Purpurplaneten" für Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC). Ich habe ein bisschen mitübersetzt und freue mich sehr, dass diese wirklich tolle Box endlich erscheinen wird - wenn sich genug Vorbestellungen finden. #ttrpg #tabletop #pnpde

system-matters.de/dungeon-craw

So, took a bit of a time out from social media and too - these are tiring times, as you know. I think I am back, though!

I almost always feel a bit anxious about publishing stuff in an established world/setting. Perhaps some of you can relate – I think the relative lack of elaborate game worlds is one of the reasons for the OSR/old school community's high productivity and some of their often very creative ideas. On the other hand, I really love fantastic worlds – of COURSE I want to set something in Lankhmar, on the Dying Earth or Glorantha. But I want to do it right. Stuff is complicated, folks! 🤣

BUT the new and second issue of our german-language DCC Zine will be out for SPIEL digital in October or so – I wrote a lengthy module for that and I am hoping some folks will like it. I'll post more info and cover art when we get closer.

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A little bit too tired to write anything worthwhile or GM well – I really need some time off work and I'll get it later this month. IF everything works out the way I planned it. Well…

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Also an alle #Spielleiter die gerne mal #pnp runden leiten wollten und keine Ideen haben oder einfach neue Wege beschreiten wollen. Dieses Buch kann ich dafür wirklich empfehlen: system-matters.de/spiele/abent

#pnpde

Hey, are you still here? I took a really deep dive into gloranthan lore and oh yes, I loved every second.

I just finished and pressed „send mail“ for three projects I have been working on for some time. There is this great feeling of accomplishment, just short of holding a published, printed piece in your hand – but it is also so very scary. What if this is just not good at all? Anyway, we’ll see.

I could never settle on just one rule system forever. When I’ve played strory games for a while, I want to go old school. After I did some old school stuff, I just might go for a deep, long traditional campaign. Is it just me?

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to quote Ursula K. Le Guin:

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.

Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begins in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.

see also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursula_K

original source: pod.geraspora.de/posts/1216232

#capitalism #FightForJustice

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Finished by second playtest for Unexplored, my game about exploration and conflict about a group of people who go through ruins trying to find treasure (it's somewhat inspired by the video game series Uncharted):
hardcorenarrativist.org/items/

This time it was a historian ("The first-timer") that wanted to find an Elf prince ring, and convinces a hunter ("The desperate") to go with him. It ended up well, and it was fun.

It's more focused on the world-building than I thought, but it's fun to play.

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Kritik ist Liebe.

Wer besser werden will braucht Kritik. Umarme sie. Sie liebt Dich.

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