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Telemergion

Member Since 08 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 04 2016 03:09 PM
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In Topic: Dungeons and Dragons 5e

01 October 2015 - 01:30 PM

A couple sessions ago I did my best to kill at least one party member with a white dragon. Everyone was super scared and it got pretty dicey for a bit. I managed to drop a few people down to 0, though there was a healer running around picking them up so that everyone survived.

 

Tonight they face a green dragon and up to about 20 dudes, including some ettins and a boss elf guy, and I can make the lair entangle them. I often joke that I want to outright kill a party member because I've never done it before, but tonight I am actually super concerned that I'm about to wipe them out completely.

In Topic: You played yourself

01 October 2015 - 01:24 PM

We did this once with a game of Hunter: the Reckoning. The group had done it once prior to that, years before I even met them, and they wanted to try it again. There was some confusion with us newcomers and figuring out how to stat ourselves, but it was mostly confusion about how the scale of the points worked. No one intentionally tried to argue that their stats were higher than might be feasible. But then, Hunter points are quite simple and bound to cause arguments for any character because they can be somewhat vague. The game sadly ended too quickly but it was shaping up to be very fun.

 

I think creating a game where people play themselves has a lot more requirements than inventing characters. In DnD, it doesn't really matter if someone conceived of their guy as aspiring to be the greatest swordsman, another somehow rolled superhuman intellect, another one is a build found on a forum for minmaxers, and the other guy is playing Drizzel the Drow ranger who talks like Snoop Dog. That works. But if everyone plays themselves you need to discuss how to allocate points, they have to be aware that they'll be limited in what they can do to the scope of the game, they have to be fairly self aware of their own flaws, and it helps if everybody knows and likes each other. I can see a lot of situations where it wouldn't work but if everybody does 

get on board it could be fun.

 

The question about how one's family survives the apocalypse is grim and would certainly have to be addressed.

In Topic: It's "Talk Like a Pirate" Day!

20 September 2015 - 06:14 AM

I missed it again! I am really the worst pirate...

In Topic: Long Time Listener

15 September 2015 - 07:24 AM

 Texas is so so large

Engage Canadian Superiority Mode: I always think it's funny how people in Texas go on about the size. Half of the provinces are bigger than Texas and you don't hear us going on about it all the time. And in the States, Alaska's WAY bigger, and it has real mountains, and the territory of Nunuvut is bigger than it but we keep forgetting it exists because it's rather new and most of us don't want to live there.

Disengage Canadian Superiority Mode. Engage Canadian Diplomatic Mode: Oops, sorry, eh?

 

 

Ra88, do you see what I mean?!

In Topic: Long Time Listener

12 September 2015 - 12:41 AM

Welcome to the forums where there is slightly less profanity and somehow even more complaining. Sometimes we talk about games but mostly we all just try to be funny and fail horribly. But many of us share some combination of those same interests as you, so I'm sure you'l fit in just fine!

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