Ads

Shoutbox
Last 50 Shouts:

Yoon-Suin looks pretty excellent

LoA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4F67RFcW6E Cool Video, with honors going to the mention of Veins of the Earth.
It's good, highly recommended.
It's an excellent book. Honestly in the top 5 fantasy novels I've ever read, probably the top 3.

LoA

I need to read it.
I was thinking of picking up A Wizard of Earthsea literally hours before I heard she passed. Has anyone read it?
RIP, Ursula LeGuin
Creative decisions in general make me dry heave.
I made the creative decision to make everything Wet and Rotting and Wormy and it turns out none of my players are good at handling Moist Horror. No one’s asked me to stop tho.
Uh... congratulations?

Are you sure that it wasn't just because you were playing AW? (Oh come on, you knew that was coming)
We've seen a bit of uptick in bot activity lately. Seems the machines are taking an interest in Republic Reborn, as well as some other older threads.
Well done.
Finally managed to make one of my players dry-heave in my AW campaign.
That's ominous.

LoA

I have stared into the abyss. I'm scared.
FR is a good setting, but like most kitchen sink settings, it is not the super coherent in terms of overall vision for the world. At the same time, I find it much better than Pathfinder’s setting (which often feels like wholly different campaign settings crudely stitched together to form a continent). I will agree with the sentiment that FR has too many powerful NPCs but much of that bloat was purged by the time skips that happened in 4E and 5E. Still, I do prefer the world as it was in 3rd edition, maybe a bit before that (but that is probably my nostalgia talking).
I would have said yes circa maybe 1990-2005 or so. Now there are just a lot of much cooler settings out there. It's serviceable and detailed and of historical interest but not really inspiring or novel.
It does have the benefit of name recognition. I've used it as a "gateway drug" with people who are familiar with the fiction universe and want to dip their toes into tabletop gaming.  This was back in the 3.5 heyday though.
It's a pretty generic setting without a lot of consistency, and too many DM PCs hanging around. At least, that's how it used to be. Maybe they've changed it?

LoA

Yes sorry. Made two typos at once and overcorrected.
Do you mean worth getting into?

LoA

Is Forgotten Realms getting into?
No worries, Drizztrocks. Most of us were cringey preteens once too. Welcome back smile
Hey guys, its been a minute since ive been on here, i was an obnoxious kid posting on here when i was like 10 through 14 begging for critique on my shitty settings without returning any to anyone else and being incredibly ungrateful when i recieved good feedback. I just wanted to seriously thank this community because you all were incredibly formative in my creative development. I recieved really honest and substantial criticism, which you dont normally get as a young artist held to a low standard. This is my sincere thank you to this site for so gracefully putting up with my cringey preteen behavior.

LoA

Nuh-uh. I checked. But seriosly a few years ago I thought a Sidescrolling game done in an old fashioned B&W cartoon aesthetic would be fun.
It won't run on your PC?

LoA

Veering this off on a different topic, Cuphead makes me happy and mad. I had been wishing for an old timey sidescrolling game for years.. But i don't have a device that can run that game.
Made in China, of course grin

LoA

I don't care what you're political leanings are, this is the best thing ever.
Wow

LoA

This is awesome!

LoA

Seraph, you beautiful person, YOU DID WHAT I NEVER COULD1
Awesome looking new setting Seraph!
Fever in the Blood was pretty much an Anne Rice homage (also George RR Martin's superb and underrated Fevre Dream).

LoA

Believe it or not, I haven't seen that one yet. Just looked it up though. Honestly I was more Inspired by Steerpikes work.
Sounds like you've been watching Interview With the Vampire!
Gonna make one!
This deserves a thread laugh
But consider: vampire Homstead Act land grabs.

LoA

Setting Idea: Gothic Horror/Alt. History where Louisiana became engulfed by Darkness during the Civil War, and became an Aristocratic State run by Vampires, and other horrors.
In time, my friend, in time.

LoA

Sounds right up my ally. Please share more.
Working on Industrial Magitech where a magocracy of Capitalist Wizards mass produce magic items by teaching common workmen assemblyline fragments of spells.
Chaosium also did really well.
Unsurprisingly considering the ridiculously good products they've put out this year, Lamentations of the Flame Princess is cleaning up at the ENnies.
This is both fascinating, boring, complex, and absolutely retro-tastic: https://www.scribd.com/document/227358408/Aria-Roleplaying