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Saturday, July 25th, 2015
1:32 pm - Welcome to the Roleplayers Community. Here are the Rules

silentclarity
Delayed

This community is for roleplayers to gather and discuss their hobby. The rules I'm providing here have been in the community's info page for like a decade, but it's probably good to have them stickied as well, and update them a bit.

The Rules:


  1. This goes without saying, and yet needs to be said: keep it civil. We're all opinionated folk and while I'm all for spirited debate and discussion, it cannot devolve into outright flames and insults. Try to keep the discussion fruitful; if you're just talking at one another repeating the same thing it's time to stop. Mods will post when they think things are going too far. If they do, lay off.

  2. This is an inclusive commnity. There will be no questioning the validity of anyone's race, sexual preferene, gender, etc; doing so is grounds for a ban. If you have a problem with someone along those lines, then kindly stop posting. There are plenty of places on the internet you can indulge in your bigotry, this will not be one of them.

  3. Please don't post recruiting advertisements to your game here. Frankly there are much better places to do that - rpg_promoand rpg_connect are two of them. Another is pnp_rpgs, which is geared specifically to "traditional" games (as opposed to the celebrity/harry potter/etc stuff on the two other communities).

  4. Keep it on topic. In the past few months I've seen people post about card games, stupid web games, stuff like that.

  5. Everyone has different tastes in gaming. It's OK to discuss them and talk about why you like one form of gaming or don't like another. But it is not acceptable to be dismissive of another form of roleplaying. "I don't like hack and slash because the emphasis is on maximizing the effectiveness of stats and there's no real character development that takes place," is an OK criticism. "Hack and Slash isn't real roleplaying," is not. My goal is for this community to be someplace that people feel comfortable posting, and if members are dismissing their fun that can't happen.

  6. This should go without saying, but don't use the community to violate copyright. Sharing copies of gamebooks or whatnot or asking for that sort of thing isn't something I'm comfortable allowing. Yeah I know it sucks when something has been out of print for ten years, but them's the breaks.

Addendum

What's off topic? Since I know it can be tough here's a list of stuff that I've determined is off topic. In general - you should ask yourself if someone surfing the community in a year would find the post at all worthwhile. If not, think again about posting it.


  • Posts soliciting players for a game

  • Posts by players looking for a game (note that posts about how to find players/games are fine and perfectly on topic)

  • Quiz results. No one cares what type of sheep you are. ;)

  • Off topic links. Go ahead and link to a new RPG you've discovered but make sure it's really an RPG.

  • Posts looking for people to play MMORPGs with. This just isn't the forum for you to let people know what server you're on.

  • CCG's, Miniature Games, Wargaming, etc... yeah I know there's a lot of overlap in these hobbies but this is the roleplayers community; there are better communities on LJ for those hobbies.

  • politics and religion: Tread VERY lightly when touching these areas. If you want to discuss incorporating these subjects into your game, then go to town. If you want to discuss these subjects in some other context then there are plenty of other places on Livejournal to do that. If you're in doubt, ask the moderator.

Here are the Benevolent Overlords:
inevitability
Community Owner, inactive
silentclarity Community maintainer, inactive
skurtchasor Communiaty moderator, active

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Friday, February 3rd, 2017
3:23 pm - Please help me to translate the bad-written monster manual from the comic strip

m0z9
I've stumbled upon a comic strip of an author toi (number8) where a little girl reads "monster manual" in some library and gets sucked into. The monster manual is poorly written, so most of the inscriptions are not translatable. However, some time before finding the comics I wrote something very alike about myself in a forum TRPG - this coincidence makes me think about this girl as "myself" in some sense. So I'm very interested in transcribing as much as possible - the names of the monsters in the first place. I'm not English speaking one so I ask for help those who are.

I tried to collect the pictures in the right order under the cut with my translation attempts.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
9:37 am - Papers & Paychecks

tcpip
There's a Kickstarter out for Papers & Paychecks.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1106063658/papers-and-paychecks

"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".

I have written the game for a non-profit gaming club (RPG Review Cooperative, Inc.) and all the proceeds will go to that club. However with all Kickstarters, if the target isn't reached no money is paid or received. We should just make it.

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', and 'Interns' 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.

Yes, we do have permission from WotC to use the McLean cartoon in our advertising material.

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Friday, March 25th, 2016
9:10 am - Petition to grant D&D 4th Ed an Open Game License

tcpip
This petition has just started, an initiative of the RPG Review Cooperative. It's about granting 4th Edition D&D the same sort of Open Game License as 3rd and 5th editions.

Even if you're not a huge fan of 4th edition please spend the minute or so that it takes to sign the petition. Thanks!

https://www.change.org/p/wizards-of-the-coast-grant-dungeons-dragons-4th-edition-an-open-game-license

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
12:26 pm - 7th Sea...is BACK~!!!!

cygnia
*SQUEES*

AEG is working with John Wick to bring back 7th Sea!

http://www.alderac.com/blog/2015/11/03/a-return-to-7th-sea/

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Saturday, October 24th, 2015
9:20 am - Villians and Vigilantes

kergillian
Originally posted by kergillian at Villians and Vigilantes
https://www.gofundme.com/monkeyhousegames
The creators of Villians and Vigilantes need your help.
Donate if you can, and help boost the signal.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
12:24 am

skurtchasor
There appear to be some strange things going on, just want to keep everybody in the loop.

1. There were a few posts in moderator quarantine...some within the past few days, some within the past few years. Was unaware that they would appear according to release date rather than post date, otherwise I would have just left them in the queue.

2. It appears that the community now has open membership but moderated posts, which means I have to approve post on a case-by-case basis. I'm not entirely happy with this arrangement (see this post for details), but it wasn't my call, and at least it will enable blocking any new spam. So if you don't see your post right away, be patient, I'll get there.

3. As much as I would love to delete the old spam, I can't do so until/unless our founder decides to level up my powers. If we can up the traffic here just a little bit, said spam will scroll off into oblivion.

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
4:31 pm - Anima Character Creator on IndieGoGo

tashiro
I'm teaming up with a friend to create a detailed character editor for Anima: Beyond Fantasy.
This editor will allow you to quickly create creatures and characters, store campaign notes, level and update the characters, and save them.  It will give page and book references for you, and allow you to choose which books and optional rules you'll be using.  It won't have a copy of the rules itself - you'll still need the books to play, and it won't have descriptions of things (like, you can select an advantage, and it will say the book and page number, but it won't give a description of the advantage).  We're also planning on making it update when new books are out, as soon as we put the information in.
The program is going to be free, open-source.  We're just looking for funding to get the program to build it… and really, that's it.  We've got some perks, including putting in your characters to show off to others (with character art designed around your character), and getting your character their own theme music, designed by my friend.
So, please.  :)  We want to make one of the best indie character editors for Anima ever.  Give us a hand!  :)

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Monday, February 11th, 2013
8:06 pm - RPG Review Issue 18

tcpip
Goodness it's quiet around here. I remember when there were discussion threads with dozens of participants, I tell ye...

Anyway, back on those days I used to regularly mention a free quarterly online publication that I edit, RPG Review. Quite a few people here even contributed to it.

Well, it's still going with Issue 18, a Cthulhu mythos in gaming special. So if you want to have a gander, come over here:

http://rpgreview.net/files/rpgreview_18.pdf

And join our low-volume announce list:

http://rpgreview.net/mailman/listinfo/announce_rpgreview.net

*prods* Anyone still here?

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Monday, July 27th, 2015
5:45 pm - Rping for charity!

cygnia
A friend of mine is involved in Extra Life, a charity that works with the Children’s Miracle network to provide health care to children and families who might otherwise have trouble paying. He'll be participating in a 25 hour marathon game of Dungeons & Dragons.

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12:33 am - RPGs in the Internet Dominion (Critical Role, Titansgrave)

trooper6
Hello All,

So I know that we've been pretty low traffic for a while. So I thought I throw out a post and see if it inspired some chatter.

I've been watching Geek and Sundry's two RPGs. Critical Role (live streamed on Twitch) which features a bunch of famous voice actors playing D&D 5e, and Titansgrave which is an edited webshow of Wil Wheaton GMing a system based off of the one used for the Dragon Age RPG.

I've really been enjoying both shows and I'm pretty excited that they might be introducing table top to a younger more internet-reared audience.

Has anyone else been watching? Do you all have any thoughts? Any things you've learned from them? Any comments on them?

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Saturday, July 25th, 2015
1:25 pm - Welcome your new overlord

silentclarity
I've made skurtchasor into a moderator for this community. I am not sure if that will allow him to delete spam; if not then inevitability will have to log in to give him maintainer power (I'm a mere maintainer; I gather I cannot give that power to others). Given the overall low traffic it may make sense to just switch this over to a moderated community and have him approve posts; which is something I can do. 

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015
8:12 am - Anyone want to be community maintainer?

thegamemistress
Thanks to inevitability (the creator of this community), I have received word from silentclarity.

inevitability would like to retain creator credit for the community.

silentclarity would like to know if there is a feeling in the group as to who would make a suitable maintainer. If you have a suggestion, please leave a comment here, or email thegamemistress at gmail dot com, and I will give you silentclarity's email, so that you may discuss the matter with him (I'm not going to post his email here without permission).

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Monday, July 6th, 2015
4:25 pm - Carpe Diem: A Harry Potter Based Multi-Fandom Game

carpediem_ad
Carpe Diem

Seize The Day

For years terror and death plagued the United States. A legion of dark wizards, aligned to the most evil of witches, the Lady Nyx, wreaked havoc on their world. Sadistic and ruthless, they ruled the Wizarding community with an iron fist and even struck fear into the hearts of some Muggles. A valiant fight from brave witches and wizards brought about her end but some wait in the shadows for her return.

Thirty years later, the death of Lady Nyx and the imprisonment and vanishing of many of her followers is but a history lesson to the students of Hogwarts. The world is finally at peace and a new group of students have enters Hogwarts, new cliques, new relationships and of course, new drama. Can they keep it together long enough to survive the school year, not to mention the oncoming darkness drawing ever closer?

Will you seize the day? Apply for a wizard or witch and enter the world of wizards, witches, spells and songs. Original characters are welcome and encouraged. The game starts July 23rd, 2015. Go check out the Wanted Characters or Holds page and get your application in!


Game starts on July 23rd. APPLY TODAY.

NAVIGATION
carpediem_mods | carpediem_rp | carpediem_net | carpediem_ooc
Premise | Rules | F.A.Q. | Holds & PBs | Character List | Application
Wanted | Player Contact | Dropbox | Friends Button | Calendar
In Game Information | Rumors | Code Page | Tags

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Monday, June 8th, 2015
9:01 am - Who's Who DC Universe supplements available

thegamemistress
This is probably a long shot, but does anyone here play the old Mayfair DC Heroes RPG? I have a complete set (volumes 1-3) of the "Who's Who Universe" supplements for that game (for reference, here's a listing on Amazon for volume 2 - http://www.amazon.com/Whos-Who-Universe-Heroes-RPG/dp/0923763503/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=15CFJ90QJS0E8YCC8JS6) that I'd like to unload. It's in a loose-leaf binder right now, no longer has the cardstock covers, and some of the pages have light corner wear, but they're otherwise pristine.

Anyone here want it? Make me an offer. I'd like it to go to someone who'll enjoy it.

Update: This is on hold as of June 8.

x-posted

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
9:00 am

chi_townmod
You’ve heard of mob families, street gangs, but you’ve never heard of anything like this.
Premise | Taken/Held | Wanted | Special Groups | Businesses | Rules | Application | Mod

are you looking for an alternative, a new home for your character or for your already established line? chi-townrp is an active, open-minded, kink and slash/femme friendly game with a realistic but fun approach and where you can write your character exactly as you envision them, be it a gangster, a med student or an opera singer. we've been around for over a month now and are going strong. we have four different crime families and other groups to choose from and many businesses for your character to own or to work at, you are even welcome to add your own! we offer a laid back and diverse community for all kinds of writers, characters and plots. please check out our wanted page!

no examples are needed to apply! we're both threading and aim friendly.

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
1:16 am - Gamers and Webcomics Crossover Issue!

brother_dour

Here's an idea I had to post to the community.  I know it isn't as active as it has been in the past (and I am guilty of being AWOL from LJ for weeks at a time as well), but maybe a fun post will liven things up.

Here's the rules:

1) think of a favorite webcomic that you follow that would make a fun tabletop RPG campaign

2) share with the class.  Name, author, website, brief synopsis (no spoilers!), etc.

3) Post a few ideas of how PCs may fit into such a campaign

I'll start. My first nomination is Abby Howard's The Last Halloween.  In this webcomic, horrific, murderous monsters overrun the world, slaughtering every human they can find.  Our heroine, befriended by a very unlikely group of misfits, reluctantly becomes embroiled in finding out why...

There's a few ways a DM could go with this.  The most obvious is, PCs are humans who get caught up in this carnage- either trying to find out what's going on and how to stop it, or just trying to survive.  Or maybe the PCs are secret agents along the lines of the BPRD who get wind of the impending invasion and try to stop it- or minimize damage once it happens.  But I think it would be fun to play a group of monster PCs, who have banded together not just to kill humans, but to protect themselves against other monsters...

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Friday, May 1st, 2015
3:58 pm - Twisted Island

twistedlandmods
Twisted Island

The playground of the forgotten goddess.



Toto, this doesn't quite seem like Kansas anymore. The island is far from the world you remember. This isn't your home, this isn't even Earth from as far as you can tell. But why? How did you get here? It seems the whims of an unknown and forgotten goddess has decided to make you her plaything, dragging you from your world and timeline and placing you on an inescapable island. Welcome to Twisted Island, where anything can happen and it usually does.

The island changes with the mood of the goddess. It’s her playground and you are one of the very many toys in it. But you’re not alone. There are others stuck on the island just like you and if you’re lucky the goddess didn't just steal you away, but friends and family you know as well. Best idea though? Make friends, powerful friends. Make sure there are people to watch your back because when the island starts to change, you're going to need every little bit of help you can get.

Will you survive, or will you give up and break under the pressure? Apply and become one of the many playthings that the goddess loves to toy with on Twisted Island. Only canon characters are allowed. The game will start May 10, 2015. Go check out the Wanted Characters or Holds page and get your application in!


Game will start on May 10th. APPLY TODAY.

NAVIGATION
twistedlandmods | twistedlandrp | twistedlandooc
Premise | Rules | F.A.Q. | Holds & PBs | Wanted | Character List | Application
Player Contact | Player Status | Dropbox | Friends Button | Calendar
In Game Information | Timeline Recap | Code Page | Tags

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
5:33 pm - Twisted Island

twistedlandmods
Twisted Island

The playground of the forgotten goddess.



Toto, this doesn't quite seem like Kansas anymore. The island is far from the world you remember. This isn't your home, this isn't even Earth from as far as you can tell. But why? How did you get here? It seems the whims of an unknown and forgotten goddess has decided to make you her plaything, dragging you from your world and timeline and placing you on an inescapable island. Welcome to Twisted Island, where anything can happen and it usually does.

The island changes with the mood of the goddess. It’s her playground and you are one of the very many toys in it. But you’re not alone. There are others stuck on the island just like you and if you’re lucky the goddess didn't just steal you away, but friends and family you know as well. Best idea though? Make friends, powerful friends. Make sure there are people to watch your back because when the island starts to change, you're going to need every little bit of help you can get.

Will you survive, or will you give up and break under the pressure? Apply and become one of the many playthings that the goddess loves to toy with on Twisted Island. Only canon characters are allowed. The game will start May 10, 2015. Go check out the Wanted Characters or Holds page and get your application in!


Game will start on May 10th. APPLY TODAY.

NAVIGATION
twistedlandmods | twistedlandrp | twistedlandooc
Premise | Rules | F.A.Q. | Holds & PBs | Wanted | Character List | Application
Player Contact | Player Status | Dropbox | Friends Button | Calendar
In Game Information | Timeline Recap | Code Page | Tags

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
1:38 pm - I suspect a euphemism... Pirates & Plunder, Yaquinto 1981

tcpip
"Sailors are, and always have been, sailors. Immediately after reaching a port after a hard tour of sea duty most sailors will make a bee-line for the nearest Lady to engage in polite social conversation over a cup of tea and a plate of crumpets... Professional conversationalists, being professional, have certain specific qualities they look for in a potential customer who seeks to enjoy their company and spirited conversation. These qualities will influence not only the length and depth of the conversations but may indeed influence any monetary consideration. The adage that 'Talk is Cheap,' does not apply in Port Royal.

Sailors, for their part, greatly desire to indulge themselves in feminine company and most definitely in as much conversation and tea and crumpets as possible when in port. The reason for this being that tea and crumpets are not the usual shipboard fair [sic], and female conversation is most difficult to come by on a man of war. Failure to obtain sufficient tea, crumpets, and conversation can cause a deep, disturbing sense of frustration and loss on the part of the sailor often causing him to become somewhat sour of disposition and occasionally rash or aggressive toward those in his immediate neighborhood."
- Pirates & Plunder, Book II, p43-44

(Review available on rpgreview dot net slash node slash 185)

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