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The FREE! Quasi-Erotic Suspension Dimension Butterfly Cat Journal


Character Creation Project 4: Stars Without Number
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Game: Stars Without Number
Publisher: Sine Nomine
Familiarity: None, except for having played AD&D 2nd edition
Books used: The free corebook. This is a bit of an audition for the very well-reviewed (and reasonably priced) expansions.

Edit 6/1: a couple of revisions after unprompted and wholly welcome clarification from the author (Sine Nomine's Kevin Crawford, I assume).
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Character Creation Project 3: Mongoose Traveller
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This monstrosity is back -- far more attractively formatted, equally entertaining.
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Holy crap: Jenna Moran (of Nobilis fame) released a whole damn new RPG! Unfinished, yes, but free and new and exciting. I am psyched; Nobilis, which is sadly out of print, is a truly great game/novel/grand unified fictional theory of the multiverse, and apart from all that the lady just knows how to turn a phrase.

On Nobilis, by a canny MetaFilter user:

To anyone out there who plays tabletop RPGs:

Do yourself a favor and TRY to find this book.

Nobilis is nothing short of incredible.

You will never play it. You will never find anyone who understands it or is even interested in it. But you need to have it.

Because let me tell you. The SECOND you find someone else who is also "that guy who owns Nobilis?" That moment is the most magical RPG experience you will ever have. Better than that one time you did 26d6 to the Big Bad with your 15th level Arcane Trickster and obliterated him in the first round. Better than putting that 6th dot into the Time Arcanum. Better than anything you ever did in Deadlands. Better than when you actually convinced your friends to finally get around to trying WHFRP.

And that’s just meeting someone who wants to play.

Playing it? Even poorly playing it? With only 2 people who get and the rest trying to WIN?

Secular Heaven.

Character Project 2: Artesia: Adventures in the Known World
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Game: Artesia: Adventures in the Known World

Familiarity: Almost none. I'm a sucker for interesting settings.

Books used: Corebook, a peek at a user-made index from the official site

Be forewarned -- this is as much a liveblog of slogging through Adventures in the Known World as it is a character creation entry. It has not been edited for length or clarity; AitKW gives no quarter and should expect none.

A whole lot of words follow: a story I like, and numbers I'm not so crazy about.Collapse )

Character Project 1: Werewolf: the Forsaken
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Character creation project ahoy!

Geist is out, and I figured that's a good a reason as any to start the character creation project I'd been pondering. This is how it's supposed to look; apologies to digitalraven for any ensuing butcheries of format or fiction. Goodness knows this could use a good round of editing, but it'll do.

EDIT: I will figure out how to wring margins compatible with normal human eyes out of this site someday.

Game: Werewolf: the Forsaken
Publisher: White Wolf
Books used: World of Darkness core, W:tF core -- paged through the W:tF Player's Guide but didn't use it
Familiarity: Never played, though goodness knows I'd like to; hadn't read through it in some time

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Regarding the new Sir Mix-A-Lot Burger King commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gMZ62PsvRM):

Now Sponge Bob, I wanna get wit' ya
Because you're makin' me richer
Burger King wants me to seal the deal --
99 cents, get a toy and a kids meal


Is Mr. Mix-A-Lot implying that he and Mr. Squarepants are going to consummate their relationship at Burger King's urging? I had no idea that fast food was such an aphrodisiac.

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Woooo!  My computer totally has a virus.  I am not pleased.

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WOO BEING DIZZY AGAIN FOR NO REASON

dizzy ranting, too tired for panic; a cousin to affable drunkenness, Uncle CavemanCollapse )

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I had a dream that I was a member of sort of strange Star Trekky crew on some sort of away mission. I ended up flirting with an attractive young engineer (who I believe was supposed to be Romulan, but she didn't really look it), rattling off engineering anecdotes of my own and eventually securing her e-mail address. Upon debriefing, I was awarded the informal "Silver Retard" award for conspicuously inappropriate behavior. In my defense, I stood up and said "Because the Romulans use a tetrion-based communication system, it's impossible to randomly derive a network address. Worst comes to worst, we have a working address to study -- in the best case, we now have a knowledgeable inside source*." A hubbub arose. "Physics, people. Physics!"


* Knowing full well that I'd made that up off the top of my head. It was very "Galaxy Quest" -- if it sounded like it might work, it did. There were musings on technobabble mechanics in SF RPGs.

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I certainly do hope my troubled equilibrium doesn't presage something worse. Goodness knows that I spend enough time healthy not accomplishing anything -- I'd hate to be not healthy not accomplishing anything. Maybe there's some juicy middle ground where suddenly I have occasion to do things?

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