Has anyone read 5e's fucking Ravenloft? 117 posts and 45 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
Just some of the horrid shit in it:
>Strahd's played off as what amounts to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Angelus levels of edge, literally feels nothing and seemingly has no interests above the usual, though not for the same Bram Stoker's Dracula tier reasons, Literally just wants Tatanya as if a meaningless trophy on his belt
>These dumb faggots made it so that Strahd wants to turn whatsherface not into a vampire bride, or hell, even a true vampire, BUT VAMPIRE SPAWN (You know, sniveling wall crawling nosebleed assface monster vamps?)
>Tatanya's a nigger
>The reincarnation is a nigger
>Strahd's wives are niggers
>Nigger Mayor of a town surrounding the land
>Evil white "everything is fine man"
>Strahd's a Bisexual sodomite degenerate with two male consorts to boot
>Made Barovians "Diverse"
>Made Strahd's conquering of the land sound tyrannical as fuck and less just
>Made it so that Some have Barovians have souls and some don't because of 5e's ravenloft being in a private demiplane, stopping newborn bodies from getting souls, in a piss-poor attempt to mimick the Old demiplanes of dread thing where some residents are literally just NPCs made by the powers, even though this makes no sense to anyone who's had to deal with Gulthias in 3.5 and Ashradorn in the whole Soul font thing with the ban on unborn souls in lore, so these people should be getting souls, because otherwise the demiplane would have to deny all positive energy for this shit to even remotely work
>All done because they're too lazy to redo the demiplanes of dread just like before,
>Strahd now heals for 20 in his fast heal
>Mongrel Men are the results of Racemixing past the half-race stage suffer for it, check their description and it's fucking played off as a good thing despite them being ugly mutants beyond redemption in their racial descriptions, the self-unawareness is real
This is why warhammer roleplay and castle drachenfels will always be superior
There's two running, apparently. https://wizchan.org/games/res/36308.html
There's some contact details buried in there somewhere.
Is the thir edition worth playable?
WHFRP Is one of my favorite games. The game went donwhill with the third edition. I think zheinhander is very similar.
I like the idea of being GM, but i cant cope with my stuttering, and the lack of ideas if the playes wants to do something thats ints in the module. Also, i need help with the voices of the npcs
If it's anxiety making you suffer you can try talking in a mirror to yourself. It helps some, but not everyone. Trying to talk with a deep voice and slower could help also.
As for players going astray, that depends on the players themselves. If you clarify beforehand that you are a beginner/ not that great with improv/ ask the players to keep on the path, and if the players comply, then it should be a relatively smooth sailing, however, you shouldn't outright punish players if they come up with something smart or inventive either.
As for voices, i either try to intimitate a voice from media i heard, or just talk to myself out loud in character (not really a good idea if you live with others, and somebody else's home with you, though you can cheat by duing it in the shower a little bit quieter)
Experiment with different pitches and rough/softness. You can also try moving different muscles on your face and trying to keep them in place to augment your voice (like pushing your bottom jaw out for an orc voice)
Thanks man. I will shoud try this. When im alone. I talk to myself sometimes as a rpg campaing.
how can you be a wizard and be into ttrpgs
you need friends for them
TTRPGs are a social activity by the rules, but that thread has stayed up despite that for months. Is tabletop somehow considered fine?
A social activity is an activity for the sole purpose of socialising. Going to a bar is a perfect example. The primary activity is socialising, the bar is a means to do so.
Playing table top games gets close but the primary purpose is to play the game, not to socialise. If you start counting things with social elements as social activities, you get to the point where saying you don't want a receipt to the cashier in the shop counts as a social activity. The social interaction is secondary to the primary purpose of buying shit.
I've been thinking about this all day, and it just doesn't sit right with me. Review the definition given in the rules:>social activity: An activity that at its core involves socializing, like going to a bar, party or club. This includes things done together with friends, like visiting a cinema. This, however, does not include simply having friends, or just making contact with another person in real life (e.g. a cashier or therapist).
"Includes things done together with friends, like visiting a cinema." Going to see a movie is the purpose here, hopefully, rather than socializing during the movie. There aren't any social elements in play there, and yet talking about it is banned. Socialization takes place after the movie's over, when the purpose of going to the cinema has been accomplished. I don't doubt wizards can play without being friends, but I do doubt whether it's going against the spirit of the rules in light of the cinema example. It occupies dangerous territory where how you read it decides whether it's within or outside of the rules, and the way I read it, it falls outside of them.
I don't have anything against tabletop games. The escape in them is something I enjoy a lot, and I haven't found a better alternative to it yet. I'd rather not see the thread taken down or topic banned, but it just seems odd. I guess because it's something you choose to do, and seek out. It's a social activity. It's not like being forced to interact with family or co-workers or classmates. It's not like you can control how you interact with others, like in a video game where you can disable voice chat or ignore text chat. You're seeking out company for entertainment purposes that requires regular communication. That looks like the basic definition of socialization to me.
Maybe it's that the activity is virtual in nature. That's the only way I can see it not being self-contradictory. Real-life is an important clause on the rule. Physical space is the realm of succubi, where they have full power. The virtual space seals it awy, and they must try to break that seal to regain their powers by injecting the physical, posting photographs and voice clips and generally being an attention whore.
And then I re-read the definition of social activity yet again, and see that therapist visits are fine, which makes the previous four paragraphs a waste of time with no answer. I don't know what to think anymore.
Sage for off-topic.
I tired to inmerse myself in the world of cyberpunk 2020, but i cant. It must be beacuse of the current year
Well if there is to be a discussion of ttrpg, it should avoid discussing the social element. I also dont see how one could play a trpg without alot if socializing, unless it was some rare instance of a bunch of wizards getting together to do so but how would one prove that and it would still be a possible violation because they all might wiz out and socialize. I for one like looking at the online rpgs we have running here on the image board but in the end I just end up replaying some kind of crpg all by myself like Baldurs Gate if I want feed my appetite for d&d.
What is the point of having Global Rule 2 if everyone here is allowed to break it? Next people will be discussing going on dates and having sex and no one will be banned.
Shadowrun is way better
There is a million way of playing PnP RPG without actually meeting in real life. Fuck off wizkid.
The game is old and it shows, it’s pretty flawed. You can pull it off but you’d need a lot of house rules to fix the system.
why is so dificult to make simple or easy rules for magic or netrunning?
it's difficult to make simple rules for complicated things.
"but what if the players want to do X" means the rules always have to be complex.
it's a good thing though. complex at the cost of being interesting rather than simple at the cost of failing to handle things in an interesting way.
Risus might be what you Are looking for.
It is super simple and the most flexible system I have played. Great for when dealing with noobs or you want to get very "different" and no other system or rule set can handle the shenanigans you want to get up to.
It is not called the anything rpg for nothing.
What is the best world for dnd?
For the aquelarre Anon. Im the guy who posted about the game for the first time. I just found the new edition of the cataluña supplement. Enjoy ithttps://mega.nz/#!LC4RGL5Y!45hT0q9LsDrHZ8OA2Mvr98nGSx-jaZJrtsd-TVsZabI
Holy shit, wiz, thanks a lot! Really appreciate it. I'm sure there's like 3 or 4 of us talking about this game itt.
I'll be reading this tonight. It's been a while I read the first Dracs so this will be refreshing. If I ever come across Retorno a Rincón I'll post in here for you guys. I do a throughout search every couple of months for it but so far no luck. Still quite a recent book (released 2017) so it's expected.
You are welcome. Im glad you like it. If you find something of pathfinder in spanish post it here. When i used to have internet on my house i used to seek for this books for days.
I posted this link before but just in case you missed; http://grimorio.sociedadnocturna.net/Listado.php
They have a bunch of Pathfinder in Spanish there. I'll look for more stuff and eventually post here.
Anyway thanks again for the Dracs, man, this is awesome.
Thanks man, but i already know that site. I was talking about the books of pathfinder that devir publish in spanish. Is almost imposible to find something. I have the campaing setting because i used to be a collaborator in the rpg collection before that site existed and somebody give me the link.
Anyway. I want to show you this other spanish game. This about a fantasy sumeria
I just wanted to tell you that roll20 already have an aquelarre character sheet. In spanish of course
Sorry for the bad grammar. This keybord lacks of some keys. Fucking cyber
Holy shit wiz you must be the most dedicated fan of Aquelarre ever. I just got it. thank you so much. I see you haven't left your town yet, weren't you moving to Spain? Anyway best of luck to you and thanks again. Really good stuff.
fuck 5e play 13th age
There must be bigger fans of aquelarre in spain than in venezuela. The one who moved was my sister, she is in colombia, at least shes not in this hell hole anymore. Im going to meve with her the day i finish the course of computers im doing.
next time i found something you will be the first one (probably of a english speaking country) in have it
That game has worlds like eberron or faerun?
Hey wiz, just wanted to say I finally had the time and the mood to stop, sit down and read Tenebrarum from beginning to end. Great book, nice stories, a good GM and players could have a wonderful time with the stories and places from this book.
Hope everything is well with you. Cheers.
Thanks for caring about me. I was thinking about aquelarre and you yesterday. I stopped posting because the guy from the other cyber closed the place. The one where i writing this is not as good as the other one, but it could be worse. I stopped reading rpgs because i spend most of my time reading fantasy, science fiction books
My group are all wizard apprentices. None of them have been on a date or are interested in succubi. >social activity: An activity that at its core involves socializing, like going to a bar, party or club
The core of an RPG is the utilization of imagination along with the unpredictability of another person. It is a game. Playing it in meatspace is just to avoid dealing with internet connection issues. The people are the worst part. It's not a social activity, it's a game. There is no socialization aspect.
While I think this thread is fine, that's bullshit and you know it.
It's only bullshit if they blog post about their exact activities
Why do you ask? What do you want to know?
I had no idea something like this existed.
I think it's a wonderful idea.
Seems like it would take the game part out of RPG.
It just takes a bit of creativity to come up with conflict and a way to resolve conflict other then violence.
What happened to the huge amount of campaign settings for dnd 3.5? In reading the midnight campaign setting right now. It may look a little to edgy, it’s basically the lord of the rings were Sauron won, but it has the idea of how to be a hero in a world where everybody despise you for causing trouble to them, because most of the people of town and villages only wants to live in the most peaceful way, in a world where legions of orcs can steal the crops, kill your family, and rape your succubi (mostly if you are a dwarf) and there’s those people can do about that, because if those people tries to do something, or even worse, get help from adventurers and the local movements of resistance, you can be sold as a slave and be the food of a bunch of hungry orcs.
Scarred Lands was like a Midnight with a brighter spark of hope. It was created by a White Wolf Team, so you can expect the plots of the campaigns to be based more on interpretation than combat. It was based on greek mythology, the gods and the titans fought 100 years ago, destroying almost everything in the world. The setting even had a city based on the necromancer stories of Clark Ashton Smith.
Forgotten realms was okay, but I never liked who generic it was. The most interesting part was the Yuan Ti and the part of Faerun based on Babylonian mythology.
I know there’s a bunch of settings, Eberron, Kalamar, Kingdoms of iron and Ravenloft and one where it was at the dawning of time or something like that. They have new editions or nobody wants to see them anymore?
What of those minor games of White Wolf like Hunter, Changeling, Demon, Mummy and that game about Asians vampires, have a 20TH Anniversary Edition?