Turns out a guy I know from discord who I hadn't talked to since like, March of 2019, is part of an official Free League actual play of Forbidden Lands, which is cool. He also is always set to appear offline, but I saw that his avatar changed so I was like "Oh I guess he does still use this".
Ended up joining two new communities, so that's fun.
This past Sunday I corrected a player's pronunciation of "bon mot" as it's a major part of the character he's playing, and if he's going to say it a lot, he might as well say it right. He was like "Oh yeah it's probably french isn't it."
I pray to god this campaign doesn't contain a trebuchet because if that word ever comes up it's going to be a disaster.
There was a twitter thread about "What mechanics do you steal from other games to make your dnd game better?" and there were so many examples of people saying that D&D 5E is lackluster and bad, but instead of just, I dunno, playing a better game, they cobble together this mishmash of rules. It's so weird how many people really love this objectively bad product produced by a huge corporation.
The CRB for Coriolis: The Third Horizon is out of stock on both Amazon and a local game store the last three times I went. To me, this is fucked up.
Also I love how some games will still have like "What is an RPG" section in them, even though they are unlikely to be anyone's first RPG. I know it's just to hedge their bets, but like, if you're picking up a copy of certain RPGs, you're already an Advanced Gamer.
First session was great, GM did a great job. Got to do a lot of good role playing.
I ended up rolling up a character in Troika whose background is Red Priest. His name is Vermell Rautt De Arg, which is three different words for the color red (Vermell: Catalan, Rautt: Icelandic, Dearg: Irish).
His order is the Order of the Crimson Scarletness.
He worships a good named FF0000, pronounced Foo.
I think most if these people just don't know better and assume D&D is synonymous with ttrpg.
Furthermore, I encountered many players who mastered with great labor 5E, and know theoretically that other systems exist, but assume:
A. That they are at least as hard to master as D&D.
B. That they are some kind of avantgarde stuff, not good for little old me who just want to play and have fun.
I get the feeling WotC are encouraging these assumptions in subtle ways.
I saw someone post on Facebook about their 5e homebrew game of thrones game that uses spells from the star wars d20 game and has a sanity system.
Why do people insist on taking an already bad system and making it worse by just grafting in pieces it wasn't meant to support, instead of, I dunno, just playing a system designed to do what you want to do.
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