September 14th, 2004

Help me.

Ok, our fav DM is leaving to go do 2 years in Iraq. He's going to have fun playing games with all his army buddies and crap, but we're rather screwed in his absence. So, we've all got to take up some slack and pick a game or system to run. I really can't decide which I want to do, but have narrowed it down to the following (and yes, I did eliminate some).

D&D. Don't want to do this, but I do have a few neat story ideas, just worried that the PCs will have too high of an attrition rate. I tend to create complementary enemy formations and groups, and they don't deal well when magic and combat are put together against them, though they can annihilate one or the other in short order.

Mechwarrior. Not sure which to do if I do this, I'm thinking either A) IS forces right as the Clans invade B) SL forces wiping out the Smoke Jaguars C) Some kind of Covert Ops game since the book ruled D) A Republic era game. I played in one of these with aforementioned DM and it was literally my favorite character of all time ever in any system, and the best roleplaying experience I've ever had the pleasure of engaging in.

New World of Darkness system bastardized and beaten into a setting stolen straight from Way of the Wolf/Choice of the Cat, if you've read them. If not, post apocalyptic stuff, Vampires of a sort, Grogs (big dumb brutes), and all kinds of other neat stuff. Has the proper horror/losing battle/hopelessness setting the WoD already builds in, AND the new skill sets are almost perfect.

New World of Darkness with some kind of mortals game.

Vampire the Requiem. Already had a ton of neat ideas for this one too.

Morrow Project. Have some neat ideas for this as well, and I really want to run a group through Prime Base.

Lastly, an Oriental Adventures Rokugan game, extremely light on combat, emphasis on politics/a bit of magic/secrets/intrigue/backstabbing/conniving/wheels within wheels - basically all the things D&D usually doesn't include, but the Rokugan setting can do so so well.

Anybody who thinks one of these sounds better than others, please say so, and possibly more importantly, why. Thanks in advance.

Stargate Sg-1 The RPG

Well I'm new here. And I came across this community and decided to join because roleplaying is more addictive to me than any drug could ever be. Though I guess I shouldn't really compare the two since I've never and will never try any drugs. But anyways that aside I love to play D&D and finally after years have found a really fun group to play with. I still technically have a crappier less actually roleplaying group on the side but the people who know how to roleplay from it (though some of them no longer try) have all given up on trying to orginize anything.

So now that you sorta know my roleplaying situation I'm going to ask for some advice or uh comments suggestions anything on a topic I'd like to talk about. Stargate Sg-1 the RPG! For anyone who doesn't know the show it's totally amazing and well I'm hooked. It's kinda like the second IV in my arm that is roleplaying being the first. Now I've been given the opportunity to join into a Stargate based campaign (Yes; there is an entire world setting and HUGE book for this :D:D:D) and I was kinda wondering if anyone had tried it and has advice for how to start it up. It's everyone in the group's first session and any info I could provide would be helpful and of course I think the best way for me to aquire info is to ask a community of roleplayers such as yourselves.

Anyways so far I believe I'm going to try the role of the scientist though I might need to give that up for something more combative since we have someone who isn't too experienced in combat roleplaying in the group. Though I'm sure theres a new combat system and I won't know it any better than anyone else in the group and the scientist still does have to fight... Anyways Cheers.
Feeling Vimes-y, Discworld


Sorry if someone posted this and I missed it.

David C Sutherland III, one of the original D&D artists whose work graced many of the cover and interiors of early D&D & AD&D products, is terminally ill. With the help of his sister, many of his original D&D collectibles, and pieces of artwork are being auctioned off on eBay. (Most of the auction items up currently end on the 19th).

Sounds like the family could use the money...
Totem Spirit

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Hey. I just found out I'll be moving back to Orange County, California soon, and that they hold a Gen Con in Anaheim in December. Anyone whose been to Gen Con (particulary the So Cal one) have any tips? I've never been, but I've heard horror stories.

(also, anyone in OC want to game? I'll be looking to start or join a campaign.)