Has anyone read 5e's fucking Ravenloft? 128 posts and 46 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
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?
Does anybody know what happened with Kult after the 2 edition? That game was way darker than the White Wolf ones. It was basically a Gnostic Clive Barker. Target games stopped making tabletop rpgs, now they are making strategy videogames. They were also the creators of Mutant Chronicles, but that game looks like a 40k Rip-off
Yeah does a post-apocalyptic /x/ russia campaign count? Bit like stalker but weirder
Actually no, this is not the right thread. This is the RPG general, you're looking for the other RPG thread.>>>/games/36308
You should send an email to the DM there.
wizrobe at cock.li
¿Is the BADD still relevant in the news along with other organizations against role-playing games? ¿What was their problem with the games? ¿Why they are against fun?
¿Is the Anon who liked Akelarre still out there? Is me the guy who posted the game for the first time in I just wanted to post the supplements lasts supplements who were released until this day.
Liber Nobilium. A supplement of how to be a noble in the medieval Spain: https://www.4shared.com/office/lbQc[....]Aquelarre_3E_-_Liber_Nobilium.html
Decameron. A campaign, who takes the characters in a travel for the entire iberic peninsula, (I don’t know if the term “iberic peninsula” is correct): https://mega.nz/#!HA1gCIBa!GRRCBtPpY5RQiCqZLE68L4U-OtX3NU_BJgg0ClFB_1c
Dracs: A new edition of the supplement who correspond to medieval Cataluña. With new rules, information and legends: https://mega.nz/file/mQ0lRYiR#2tGTLM8fmpY-qix1h0MsuJWFtNReRbKtqPRp7Fhz_zE
Ex Mundo Tenebrarum: An European campaign. It begins in Spain and it ends in Transylvania: https://mega.nz/#!jY92HSjB!md1Fss9jetDVWp6kz1gNql1IQ3kpXWQRRQ2ZP4ENNuE
Retorno a Rincón: A remake of the first sandbox campaign of akelarre, and I think this was the first campaing of this type to be realesed for a Spanish game: https://www.4shared.com/office/vDqHYvUxiq/Retorno_a_Rincon.html
Ars Carmina: This is for the second edition of the game, is a bit old and the system is a bit clunky compared to the actual one, but I post it for the legends of Spanish medival songs: https://mega.nz/#!mDwCEQ5B!xdzDXwYKempIjwNABSnEc7rR7fGUESdtXUH8aRfukb4
Angelicum Natura: https://mega.nz/#!rXh20A4L!pdQHTrMaIcSEnvfeNGe3YoYECZ0zjsaAoN7IJNOFezQ
El Aquelarre del Tiempohttps://mega.nz/#!6PhWEALT!LyedmvMvS8elBs_nvsNHfsJN2rmUHoKMnUydHCgc0i4
Yeah I'm here. Holy shit you're back with more stuff, wiz, thanks! Did you finally moved in with your sister? Thanks for sharing more Aquelarre books! It's been a little while since I last read any RPG books. Last one was Shadow of the Demon Lord. I might as well come back to it now that you uploaded so much stuff. Thanks for sharing these, Aquelarre really is an unique game.
Im also glad to see you again, but no, my sister did not move. Im still living with my mom. I been Struggling Trying to learn how to draw, because i want to draw the monster that not have their onw ilustration, and maybe become an ilustrator.
If you are tired of the same medieval settings, you should give a look to a Spanish game called “La Puerta de Ishtar”. Is a game based on the Sumerian (that includes Babylonian and Assyrian) history and mythology with a bit of the exotic of the pulp stories of Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. 2000 years in the past, Sargon the alchemist, first emperor of Akkad, lead the rebellion of the Awilu (the principal race of the world of the game, that also means “human” in Sumerian) against the old gods, with the aid of the Igugu (the star gods), Sargon Killed Enlil and with his blood he created the two slave races: the Mushkenu (mostly humans like the awilu, but the color of their skin is defined by the hour of their birth. If one of them born in the afternoon he will be white, the same Mushkenu would have be black if he was born in the night) and the Wardu ( a race of bull people who are sterile, the only race who continues being created by magic and the blood of Enlil) After that, the awilu begin their decadence, now they are the very same thing they rebel against 2000 years ago.
I never left the site, its only because, in the other cyber café (it’s not really a cyber café, but I don’t know what’s the exact name of the place where people pays to use the internet, in English, because I still don’t have internet on my house) I used to go, the internet was to slow to download new aquelarre books from mega and post them in this thread. The only thing I could do there was download pdfs, read news about cartoons and search for art in wikipedia. If you gonna play it again let me recommend you some books. Most of them are in Spanish, but I think it won’t matter you. Go to a site called “Lectulandia” a search for a couple of books written by a guy called Jesús Callejo. Search for the books with this names, and for anyother one who got your attention: Seres y lugares en los que usted no cree and Guía de los seres mágicos de España. The first one is for Duendes, the second is for faeries and the last one is for gnomes. The 4 books are about feeric beings in spain, even had real stories, you gonna have a lot of ideas for your campaigns, when you reach the part of el doctor Torralba and Zaquiel. Search from other books called: La España extraña, from Javier Sierra and Jesús Callejo. 1000 sitios que ver en Espana, El paraiso maldito, Guia de la Espana misteriosa, this one is obligatory, it talks about every weird event in spain, or at least the writer know, from the times of the Romans to the time the books was written (2009), La España maldita, Las cuevas y sus misterios, Milenio 3, Un mago en la corte and Cuentos populares españoles.
I almost forgot these 2; Leyendas españolas de todos los tiempos and Leyendas de Euskal Herria.Every name is a book in Lectulandia Just copy paste the names on the white rectangle of the upper right. Also search for Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, the last romantic of spain, and maybe from the world. Almost every one of his leyendas is an idea for an Aquelarre campaign, and he was a very good writer. Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving is the only book of this you could find in English. Sorry if this looks extensive, but I really like the myths and legends of spain.
If you want to know more, search for a tv show called Cuarto Milenio and a couple of radio Shows, milenio 3,Noche de Misterios, La Rosa De los Vientos,Turno de Noche and Zona Negra. Search in youtube something like, cuarto milenio pueblos abandonados, la santa compaña, edad media, ruta de los pueblos malditos Also, I’m gonna post the Aquelarre apocrifo for you. This is basically a relic from the internet of the 90s and beginnings of the 2000s. Is the old email list of the game, the original fan club of the game, who used to post a lot of stuff about everything in medieval Spain. Take a look to chapter 6, it has a lot of recommendations, to music for the campaigns, essays relevant to the game, movies, works of fiction, like Don Quijote or La Vida Es Sueño, and a few other medieval games you could like. The 1 chapter is where the legends are, the one about Pedro I of Portugal look like a Shakesperian drama or like the theater of el Siglo De Oro. I hope this will be useful to you