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Slartibartfast

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#98679 Papers and Paychecks!

Posted by Slartibartfast on 29 November 2016 - 05:53 PM

Thanks Ken!  Much appreciated.


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#98677 Papers and Paychecks!

Posted by Slartibartfast on 29 November 2016 - 01:24 AM

Greetings happy gamers!

 

I have exciting news about a new RPG on Kickstarter!  I am helping a friend of mine fund and publish a RPG called Papers and Paychecks. 

 

He's written the game for a non-profit gaming club (RPG Review Cooperative) and all the proceeds will go to that club - check us out if you are in Australia!

However with all Kickstarters, if the target isn't reached no money is paid or received.

 

We have 25 days to raise about AU$3000!

With your help we can reach that target.

"Papers & Paychecks" of course comes from the classic cartoon by Will McLean in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide from 1979.  It features a group of fantasy characters speculating that they are in "workers and students in an industrialized and technological society".
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Inspired by the cartoon, the game posits a comic of modern working life where what can go wrong, will go wrong, and at the worst possible time. If
you like TV series such as  'Drop The Dead Donkey', 'Corner Gas', 'The IT Crowd', 'The Office', 'Utopia', 'Interns'  and anything by Armando Iannucci then this game is for you.

Using a well-known traditional core mechanics, the game system also has a number of novel features from contemporary design, and inverts some
traditional tropes. It is easy to pick up to those new to RPGs and yet contains intricacies which will delight the experienced gamer.

The game is funny, insightful, and a pledge would make a great gift for the festive season.

However most importantly it will raise funds for a local gaming club which provides for a number of different gaming groups, a online magazine, a
substantial gaming library and more.

Please back "Paypers & Paychecks".

https://www.kickstar...s-and-paychecks

 

Slartibartfast


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#98628 Feylin's Bulging Bag of Festive Fun and Fantasticness VIII

Posted by Slartibartfast on 06 November 2016 - 11:11 PM

I would be up for this! 


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#98554 Rolemaster Session 01

Posted by Slartibartfast on 09 October 2016 - 05:04 PM

Beginning a relisten of this

 

 

It's a classic - who says shopping can't be fun!


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#98096 D&D 4th Edition OGL Petition

Posted by Slartibartfast on 30 March 2016 - 05:32 PM

Give the monkey a banana :)


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#98058 D&D 4th Edition OGL Petition

Posted by Slartibartfast on 25 March 2016 - 04:14 AM

There's a petition on change.orgfor WotC to get D&D 4th ed the same open game licence that 3.5 and 5th edition enjoy. Please have a look and sign it. This is not so much about personal preferences with editions but about allowing third party publishers access to create new material to support the game.

 

Thanks :)


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#97784 [F**k] Alan Rickman is dead

Posted by Slartibartfast on 22 January 2016 - 06:06 PM

Don't forget Dogma - "What are you going to do?  Hit me with that... fish?"


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#96298 Spotted at Fighting Fantasy Fest: Fighting Fantasy miniatures by Pure Evil Mi...

Posted by Slartibartfast on 08 June 2015 - 04:58 PM

Is that Port Blacksand I see there? Where the local police are trolls? Somethingsomething hive of scum and villany!

 

You're right, Allansia is a lot of fun as a setting!


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#96264 Spotted at Fighting Fantasy Fest: Fighting Fantasy miniatures by Pure Evil Mi...

Posted by Slartibartfast on 04 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

Useless factoid: In Danish the Riddling Reaver was called Tyven Med De 1000 Trick, the Thief With A 1000 Tricks. 

 

That game had so many fun bits, and the RR was such a mad bastard. He justified the trope where each location in an adventure is like a part of a reality-defying game show.

 

That's pretty cool.

 

I need to bust out the old books and play something set in Titan again ...


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#96250 Spotted at Fighting Fantasy Fest: Fighting Fantasy miniatures by Pure Evil Mi...

Posted by Slartibartfast on 03 June 2015 - 10:40 PM

The Riddling Reaver is a LOT of fun!  I have used his ship the Twice Shy in a number of different games and the random table of riddles is pretty cool too for those of us who are riddling compromised and would have been eaten by Gollum.


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#96209 Pirates and Swashbucklers! RPG Review

Posted by Slartibartfast on 31 May 2015 - 07:20 AM

Yahaaar me maties! Hoist the mainsail and full steam ahead!

 

It is all things nautical as the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh issue of RPG Review have been released!  RPG Review is a quarterly online magazine with industry news, interviews and reviews of tabletop RPGS.  This double issue has reviews of Jupiter Ascending, 7th Seas Freiburg, the Shab-al-Hiri Roach and the Wheel of Time as well as many pirate flavoured RPGs!

 

Jake the Peg gives his take on the Life of a Pyrate and the Thai influences on Gamandria are discussed. 

 

There is much much more on all things pirate in a variety of settings, scenarios and pre-generated characters as well as an interview* with Matt Pettigrew! (the author of the swashbuckling Flashing Blades RPG)

 

*Entire interview may have been conducted whilst swinging from chandeliers!


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#96197 Photoshopped Fantasy Novel Covers

Posted by Slartibartfast on 29 May 2015 - 12:59 AM

Penis of a Vengeful God was the first FF book I ever read...

 

School libraries were more liberal in those days.


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#96098 Weirdzone Session 05

Posted by Slartibartfast on 21 May 2015 - 05:47 PM

The maleficent mallards are no more!


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#96040 Swanky Dune Reprint

Posted by Slartibartfast on 18 May 2015 - 01:53 AM

Well if I may offer a humble opinion. It is a very thoughtlful book. ry reading it when you're in the mood to ponder. It's certainly no an action thriller although it doesn't shy away from the action certainly.

 

I agree.  Certainly read it before watching the film, it would make a lot more sense.


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#95883 Flight 13 Session 01

Posted by Slartibartfast on 29 April 2015 - 05:17 PM

The team seem unusually competent so far. I'm excited to find out if this continues, my heart says yes but...
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