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.
This is not a complaint, it's a beautiful matte stock, and the art in the book looks incredible on it.
My name's Max (he/him).
I'm into tabletop games, 3d printing, and video games.
I joined tabletop.social to talk to people about rpgs that aren't 5e or PF1e.
The games I'm currently playing in are Cthulhu Invictus and Traveler 2e (Mongoose). I am currently running a game of Brindlewood Bay and Pathfinder 2E.
My new favorite game is Trophy Dark.
I sometimes dabble in mini painting, and I'm starting to get into dice making.
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