First playtest of my fun card battling game! It's designed for a 20 minute gap for a laugh, not to be a big deal with lots of planning like Magic or something. And it was fun! This is encouraging. A couple of tweaks seem necessary for balancing purposes, and I need to try it out with more than two people, and to play it a bunch more, but this is cool.
Do people purchase such games for money? Should I try to make it a saleable product? I'd probably do an open plain print-n-play version too.
Today's project: a Discord bot which lets me choose Avrae attacks and spells in combat by clicking on things, rather than trying six times to get the command formatting right (is it !init attack sword badguy? !init attack badguy sword? !init attack sword -t badguy? I never know.) Quite pleased with progress thus far.
I've been trying to remember a book quotation all day. It's said by somebody, in sympathy, about someone else, and it's something like "his love was strong, and he did not understand". I think it's from Dragonlance, and maybe about someone who's died? But I can't find it, even by searching. Anybody got any ideas?
Random thought: in a game based on d20, what would it be like if the damage you did is the amount you exceed the AC by? Rather than separate damage rolls? I'm sure someone's already thought of this and had a big list of reasons why not to do it (or has tried it in other RPGs). It doesn't cater for different weapons being more damaging, of course, but it'd certainly speed up combat rolls.
(hooray for https://campaignwiki.org/gridmapper.svg again, of course)
This weekend, I'm going to try actual physical maps for D&D and miniatures. Paper miniatures, mind (using a bulldog clip as the base) and greyscale maps (which I have printed in many sheets on my A4 laser printer and am now sellotaping together into one map). We shall see how it goes and whether it's more effort than it's worth!
This flowchart about choosing a D&D character class is rather tongue-in-cheek but is actually really useful to show to a new player who wants to get a sense of what they want to play.
UK game expo GM, rape
Don't do this! Why, why would you do this? How can anyone think this is reasonable??
Getting back into roleplaying after many, so many years away.
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