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Forum: Uncognitive Cackling 26th of September, 2010, 12:40
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Posted By Croaker
Departure

Hi all.

I'm sad to say that I'll have to be going now. I apologize to all of those people I've become involved with over the past decade--I've not been a very good friend.

My life has gone to a...
Forum: Cognitive Yammering 20th of September, 2010, 06:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By Croaker
Didn't you say you wanted to make a Dawn of War...

Didn't you say you wanted to make a Dawn of War roleplaying game? Dawn of War IS 40k.
Forum: Cognitive Yammering 15th of September, 2010, 04:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By Croaker
Have you considered hacking one of the 40k...

Have you considered hacking one of the 40k roleplaying products for your needs? Deathwatch is out/should be out soon.
Forum: Character Acquisition 14th of September, 2010, 02:45
Replies: 72
Views: 3,162
Posted By Croaker
You know, I shouldn't do this. I already joined a...

You know, I shouldn't do this. I already joined a game and I'm moderating two more. I barely have time for those.

I will be watching, though!
Forum: Character Acquisition 14th of September, 2010, 02:29
Replies: 72
Views: 3,162
Posted By Croaker
May I join? I'd like to play a monk from a...

May I join?

I'd like to play a monk from a mountain-top temple who has been sent to the isle on some sort of quest to bring needed wealth and fame to the failing temple. No one sends their...
Forum: Cognitive Yammering 11th of September, 2010, 09:49
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By Croaker
Have you guys thought of using Mutants and...

Have you guys thought of using Mutants and Masterminds? You can tone down the superheroics and use the technology creation rules to make power suits, ships, weapons, etc.

There's already a great...
Forum: Character Acquisition 10th of September, 2010, 16:40
Replies: 23
Views: 2,007
Posted By Croaker
I still have no idea what I wanna be, but it's...

I still have no idea what I wanna be, but it's probably gonna be more sorcery than sword. How about a necromancer? Can I do something like that?
Forum: Character Acquisition 9th of September, 2010, 06:22
Replies: 23
Views: 2,007
Posted By Croaker
As luck would have it, my housemates had all four...

As luck would have it, my housemates had all four books!

I will read through them and pitch a concept asap. Definitely interested.
Forum: Character Acquisition 8th of September, 2010, 15:37
Replies: 23
Views: 2,007
Posted By Croaker
I would love to play, but though I've been...

I would love to play, but though I've been following Sorcerer for years I've never actually purchased the books...
Forum: Character Acquisition 6th of September, 2010, 17:21
Replies: 23
Views: 2,007
Posted By Croaker
Sorcerer like, Ron Edwards' Sorcerer?

Sorcerer like, Ron Edwards' Sorcerer?
Forum: In a Wicked Age 5th of September, 2010, 09:09
Replies: 613
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Views: 19,501
Posted By Croaker
Oh! He's at a funeral and moving several hundred...

Oh! He's at a funeral and moving several hundred miles north later this weekend. I'll let him know, but don't expect anything for a day or three.
Forum: In a Wicked Age 5th of September, 2010, 03:07
Replies: 613
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Views: 19,501
Posted By Croaker
Both styles can be good and bad, I just stated my...

Both styles can be good and bad, I just stated my preference. It's also harder for me as the GM to let the PCs just run free and pursue their own goals when they have five tons of baggage that may or...
Forum: Cognitive Yammering 4th of September, 2010, 09:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By Croaker
As you say! Don't be afraid to give his work a...

As you say! Don't be afraid to give his work a good reading, though, if you're interested in game design. He has a lot of experience and advice to give; might help you think through some of your own...
Forum: In a Wicked Age 4th of September, 2010, 09:13
Replies: 613
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Views: 19,501
Posted By Croaker
I tend to prefer people not come to the table...

I tend to prefer people not come to the table with their characters predefined. I don't like it when a) all the cool stuff in a particular concept has already happened by the time we hit the table...
Forum: Cognitive Yammering 4th of September, 2010, 07:13
Replies: 73
Views: 4,755
Posted By Croaker
I can point to more than a dozen games that don't...

I can point to more than a dozen games that don't do this, but that just betrays the slant of my opinions. ;)
Forum: Cognitive Yammering 4th of September, 2010, 07:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By Croaker
Ooh, ooh, look at this! Maybe it will help you: ...

Ooh, ooh, look at this! Maybe it will help you:

http://storygames.pbworks.com/f/otherkind.pdf

Look up "Otherkind dice" and click on anything by Vincent Baker. He has a really neat, super-light...
Forum: In a Wicked Age 3rd of September, 2010, 05:18
Replies: 54
Views: 3,642
Posted By Croaker
Best interest 2: Ensorcell Bashabael under...

Best interest 2:

Ensorcell Bashabael under the power of the Orb, to test its power in binding God-spirits.
Forum: Uncognitive Cackling 1st of September, 2010, 15:29
Replies: 41
Views: 1,776
Posted By Croaker
LeadPal--I see where you're coming from, but I...

LeadPal--I see where you're coming from, but I still think a bit of spin can be a good thing. At least, I've used it well to get my family to watch neat stuff with me (Blade Runner, Spirited Away,...
Forum: Uncognitive Cackling 31st of August, 2010, 17:17
Replies: 41
Views: 1,776
Posted By Croaker
I assume you meant to quote me, and I still stand...

I assume you meant to quote me, and I still stand by my assertion, though I will clarify it slightly.

I didn't mean to say that you should hesitate or lie. I meant that when you mention it, you...
Forum: Uncognitive Cackling 31st of August, 2010, 15:58
Replies: 41
Views: 1,776
Posted By Croaker
But as far as movies go, "animated" IS a genre....

But as far as movies go, "animated" IS a genre. You generally have more tags (family, action-adventure, historical, noir, etc), but animated/anime are definitely taxonomic categories in the realm of...
Forum: Uncognitive Cackling 31st of August, 2010, 09:56
Replies: 41
Views: 1,776
Posted By Croaker
I agree with Merc and others, saying something...

I agree with Merc and others, saying something transcends its medium is high praise. There are also tactics involved when presenting things to your friends and family -- you have to know your...
Forum: Uncognitive Cackling 29th of August, 2010, 03:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By Croaker
It's Sluggy Freelance, like, pulpy?...

It's Sluggy Freelance, like, pulpy? Super{natural, heroic} stuff and general comic book shenanigans?

We adapted Spirit of the Century to play Venture Bros., that system may work?
Forum: Cognitive Yammering 29th of August, 2010, 03:33
Replies: 73
Views: 4,755
Posted By Croaker
But WotC killed support for 3.x, which means...

But WotC killed support for 3.x, which means there's a lot of people drenched in consumerism who want the newest big thing to cater to them, which means there's a market, which means WotC is...
Forum: Cognitive Yammering 28th of August, 2010, 12:08
Replies: 73
Views: 4,755
Posted By Croaker
I hate skill challenges, personally. You just...

I hate skill challenges, personally. You just roll and roll and roll until you get what you want or end up fighting a random monster or falling into a pit or something bad like that. That's...
Forum: Cognitive Yammering 27th of August, 2010, 14:35
Replies: 73
Views: 4,755
Posted By Croaker
I think we're misreading each other. I stand by...

I think we're misreading each other. I stand by my statement that D&D has never been explicitly solely about combat, but that doesn't mean it can't be. In 0e, it was an implied option. In 4e, it's an...
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