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Wednesday, April 10th, 2002
5:34a - another introduction
I thought, as we've had a couple of introductions recently, I'd say hello too. Now that I've been blathering my unwanted opinions in various posts. =)

I live in the UK, and I've been gaming since I was about 9. The Fighting Fantasy gamebooks were my introduction. Ah, Port Blacksand, how we miss you...

ShadowRun was my first big introduction to RPGs, followed by the World of Darkness. So I haven't played much D&D at all. I do own a lot of D&D books, mind you, as I inherited a gaming society's cast-offs. And I have lots of other books weighing down my shelves, from Continuum to Baron Munchausen to Unknown Armies. I used to GM a lot, and I've only played one longish campaign; Kult. I ran a 2-year game of Mage, and a 9-month game of Aberrant/Over the Edge recently.

Last year, I became a little dissatisfied with gaming, but eventually bumped into The Forge which has made a world of a difference. Now I know exactly why I'm dissatisfied with gaming. ;)

So these days, I'm designing games. I have two ongoing projects. One is a TransFormers RPG, which models the episodic nature of the tv show, while adding a little grittiness from the comics. And the other is TROUBLEshooters which in one way or another has been a pet project since I started gaming. It's a robot troubleshooter game, set in a satirical universe which gives players lots of narrative control to ensure optimum wackiness.

Oy, always with the robots...

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12:23p - Newbie attack
A big "Hey, word to your mother". I'm, obviously, new here, so, I'd thought I'd poke my head in and say hi. Well, Hi!

I've been role-playing for...oh about...6 years now. I started while I was in Middle School, and played like a fiend for about 2 years. When I went into Highschool, it started to drop off, but, I find the ocassional AD&D group now and then.

Currently, I'm playing a LARP of Vampire: The Masquerade, which I've been a part of for about a year now. It's alot of fun, and I really enjoy the people there, so, chances are, you'll see me ranting about that quite a bit.

Well, this is Ben, signing out.


current mood: jubilant

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1:36p - the d30
i have found a use for this obnoxious devil... in my Deadlands game
i wanted to include a new location for taking damage, the hand, and i couldn't find a way to applying it to the d20 location table

the original table, which i still use for hand-to-hand combat, looks like this:
1-4 Leg
5-9 Lower Guts
10 Gizzards (+1 damage dice)
11-14 Arm
15-19 Upper Guts
20 Head (+2 damage dice)

my new table looks like this:
1-6 Leg
7-9 Lower Guts
10 Gizzards (+1 damage dice)
11-16 Lower Guts
17-19 Arm
20 Hand
21-23 Arm
24-29 Upper Guts
30 Head (+2 damage dice)

someone suggested i add 'foot' as a location, but i don't know if i should, that would make the table look like this:
1-3 Leg
4 Foot
5-7 Leg
8-9 Lower Guts
10 Gizzards (+1 damage dice)
11-16
17-19 Arm
20 Hand
21-23 Arm
24-29 Upper Guts
30 Head (+2 damage dice)

what do you think?
at least i found a use for my damn d30

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10:00p - Deathlord Name Generator
(Cross-posted to secondage - an Exalted community.)

This is kind of cool. Most of what it comes up with is crap, but a few good ones come up.

I particularly liked "The Red Pretender," "Vestment of Morning," and "The Sultanna in Visions."

It's intended for Exalted, but is potentially useful for other games. Great demon namer if you ask me.

Linked from the Exalted Compendium.


current mood: awake

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