As I'm scouring my blog for appropriate posts after recording an episode of my blogpost, these links are starting to turn into a "best of" collection on my blog. Weird!
«And do not forget morale.
The morale system does a few things:
👉 Increases the likelihood of shorter combats
👉 Provides tactical options for players
👉 Increases the likelihood of recurring characters
👉 Resolves the immediate conflict but may leave open future conflict
👉 Highlights that not everyone is in it to the death»
From Stars Without Numbers, quoted by Take On Rules.
I'm up to 15 episodes for my #osr #rpg #podcast 😄
Now I'm comparing https://www.etymonline.com/word/game and https://www.etymonline.com/word/play#etymonline_v_16469
Richard G posted https://onceinoticed.wordpress.com/2003/12/09/sayyid/ which starts with "Among the feats assigned to Sylvester II was the founding of a ‘papal’ school of magic in eleventh-century Rome." and ends with "Was Jack Kirby a high magus of this syncretic order, following in the footsteps of Siegel and Shuster, presenting our age with divinities to forever keep the hermetic pressure up, preventing the fusion of the divine by making sure there would always be novel faces for Hermes to hide behind?" 😆 It's long!
New blog on my radar: Remixes and Revelations by Yami Bakura. Looks marvelous.
Perhaps I should feature blog recommendations every now and then! This one caught my eye because of the drawbacks on magic items: "Those who wear the Amulet of All-Speech who are not of royal blood, whether through birth, marriage or adoption will quickly suffer the Amulet's curse, and that is promotion. […] They will suffer a meteoric rise, then usually fall just as quickly."
Yesterday we had a RPG session with two new players. First things first: she already has Threema, he needs to install it, and then we all scan each other's IDs. One of the others players: "Hah, this is the keysigning party." This is the only sort of keysigning party I believe in.
Someone put together this whole huge #Zelda-inspired tabletop #RPG with a really nice, formatted 278-page core rulebook plus supplemental books! I don't know if I'd ever get enough friends together to actually play it, but man, it looks amazing! It's a shame they can't make money off it because of the IP...
Been listening to @Judd's podcast, Daydreaming about Dragons. He talks about character knowledge. Here's how I handle it:
→ If the player knows it, the character knows it, if they want to. That takes care of knowledge about everyday knowledge about monsters (orcs, trolls).
→ If everybody knows it in the setting, they know it.
→ If it belongs to your background, you know it. If you haven't picked a background, tell us about it and write it down, and then you know it.
Anne collected a ton of links to actual play reports people recommended online. In case you feel like reading some.
My personal favorite remains Planet Algol.
A player menu that's not the skill list: https://vsca.blog/2019/01/11/a-new-menu-for-players/
When I started this piece about racist tropes in Tolkien's orcs, I knew orcs were a racist stereotype. I didn't realize orcs were a stereotype OF ASIANS SPECIFICALLY.
https://jamesmendezhodes.com/blog/2019/1/13/orcs-britons-and-the-martial-race-myth-part-i-a-species-built-for-racial-terror Orcs, Britons, and the Martial Race Myth, Part I: A Species Built for Racial Terror
Everyone using https://wheretofind.me/, thank you so much! We passed 100 users while I wasn't looking, and it's really exciting. I hope this is useful to everyone—right now it's just the bare minimum, but I want to make it more useful to you all, while keeping it as aggressively simple as I can. Don't hesitate to get in touch and let me know what I can do to improve it for you.
I am so happy about all the changes suggested by random reader Björn who created issues and suggested changes to my house rules document via GitHub. A wonderful experience!
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