So as the newest edition of the year is about to roll-out, what are your RPG plans ? Play more ? Less ? Try another game ? Finish a long campaign ?

  • RQG@lemmy.world
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    • run more Blades in the Dark
    • switch my 5e group over to pf2e after our campaign finishes
    • run an exploration based campaign (currently looking at Quest for the Frozen flame Pathfinder adventure path)
    • formalize, trim down and focus the concept of my own RPG game system down to something properly testable for a whole session
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      Have you been listening to the Glass Cannon’s Blood of the Wild actual play of QftFF? It just finished book one and was good fun I thought!

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          It’s subscriber only but you could just sub for 1 month and the harvest all the legacy content. Their best stuff is blades and delta green but the majority of that is free to download anyway

          I think they get the PF2e rules pretty wrong in places but it’s a good listen anyway

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    Some of my plan

    • Run a Mecha campaign, still not sure on the game, currently reading beam saber, which looks quite heavy for a “rule-light” game

    • Play a heroic fantasy larp, Since covid I’ve been more in high immersion parlour game

    • Find a seat at a World of Darkness table

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      I haven’t played it yet but Girl by Moonlight is a forged in the dark game that has a space-mecha setting. Could be worth checking out.

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        Girl by Moonlight’s space mecha setting isn’t much about mecha fighting, it’s more about politics in an enclosed space (I was a playtester and have run a pretty number of games between all the playsets there was).

        Beam Saber is more about mecha fighting, and it uses the same engine

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    My goal for the year is to get my game published, as well as find more non-D&D folks in my area. I find too many that only know that one game, and I want to find more who knows more.

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      I am from Europe and it was really a surprise during the WotC/Hasbro’s fuck up to discover that for a lot of people in the US, DnD and TTRPG are co considered to be the same thing.

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        WotC/Hasbro did so much marketing in the wake of Stranger Things and Critical Role to bring in new players, but they never got a chance to see what else is on the market. And there are so many 5e clones and hacks that it’s hard to break through the noise with some people.

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        @phase @psion1369 Some of the issue is simply that a lot of people don’t have the slightest idea that D&D is a single example in a larger category called TTRPGs.

        For most people outside the hobby, “TTRPG” draws a blank stare, and “RPG” conjures thoughts of video games. “Like D&D” gets some superficial comprehension.

        And then there are the people who drive the rest of us nuts calling *ANY* TTRPG “D&D”, whether it bears any resemblance or not…

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          I heard someone if France saying that DnD has nearly 90% of the market in the US while only 40%-50% in France. Fantasy still has 70%.

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    I really need to buckle down and play through BG3 though I’m pretty stoked for Dragon Dogma 2 in early 2024!

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    I think I’m going to leave my Friday group. I wrote a long post but it was too long and detailed. The tldr is one of the players kind of sucks (nice, but sucks), and one wants to play a game and style I don’t.

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      If you don’t mind something more OSR, Stars Without Number is a good sandbox space game. I’ve played it a couple of times and enjoyed it.

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      get into space RPGs. Anyone got any recommendations?

      I played a lot of Fading Suns at the start of the century, we’re closer from Dune/Babylon 5 than from Star wars or Star treck in term of concept. The game isn’t new (well there was a 4E released recently), and Is a game from the late 90’s whose authors worked on Werewolf the Apocalypse this simple sentence tells a lot about the game (Faction who hate each other, imminent doom and more) if it’s your stuff go for it.

      I played a couple of one shots of Alien and Coriolis, worked fine but I don’t know enough the game to have a hard advise on it

      and as I said, I plan a Mecha campaign, Lancer seems to combat/crunch heavy so I plan to try Beam saber soon

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          Unrelated question but for my culture

          Set in the near future, it centers on junior high (middle) school-teacher

          Is the Junior-High / Middle difference a regional split ? Or a administrative/legal jargon versus everyday’s dialect ? thing ?

          • @Ziggurat @phase @rpg “Junior high” is a school with US grades 7-9. “Middle school” is a school with US grades 6-8. School grade divisions have changed over the last 30 years in the US due to population changes mostly. Middle School is the more recent division of grades. Some schools are even going to an “international jr/sr high school” format of US grades 7-12 which is more akin to gymnasiums, “high schools”, in Austria and Germany.

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            Project Hail Mary? The hero is a former researcher and a junior/middle school teacher. It is used in the fiction as an excuse to make science understandable. I understand this level of science so I am biased but I think it is good enough.

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    • Finish the current high fantasy Campaign (GM)
    • perhaps start a pirates / blades in the dark campaign (GM)
    • Finish my current Ironsworn quest (Solo)
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    Definitely running more games since there are still a ton of people that need to be welcomed to the hobby. I’d also like to start running character workshops. That’s where I feel I can make an impact.

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    My main goal is to GM again! I haven’t done that in too long. Step one is to just pick a game already. I think I’ve narrowed it down to three options:

    • Something OSR, probably OSE (or Dolmenwood, when I get it).

    • Pathfinder 2e, especially with the new update coming out.

    • Burning Wheel. It’s a White Whale of mine—my favorite game I’ve never played, despite owning for over a decade.

    Too many games, not enough time!

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    I wish there was enough time.

    We recently started playing Torg Eternity (something one of my players had wanted do for a long time), and we’ll stick with that for a bit. But, I am also itching to do some world building of my own and use either the new gold book edition of BRP or the recently released Dragonbane. Annnnnd the entire new Enemy Within is burning a hole on my bookshelf…

    Chaosium will release The Lunar Way in March and the pull of high-quality Glorantha material will certainly be felt…

    There simply aren’t enough weekends.

    EDIT: Corrected spelling on Torg Eternity, although, damn, I think I am going to start calling our campaign “Torn Eternity”.

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    I haven’t played anything regularly in a few years. My board game group is finishing up an Imperial Assault campaign and there’s been talk of maybe doing RPGs next (though lord knows I have no shortage of board games that I have bought but not yet played). Would love to run Blades in the Dark, Mothership or maybe something OSR. I think all those could be good fits for our group.

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    Lots on this year for games I play in. So plans are to continue: WFRP: The Enemy Within - we are two years in and finishing up Death on the Reik at the moment. Also playing Pirates of Drinax for Traveller, we have been playing for over a year. A different group is planning to play Deepnight Revelation once we finish up current campaign. Get as much Call of Cthulhu as much as I can. Currently playing Berlin: The Wicked City. Finish up colonial marines Alien campaign and beg the GM to run the new colonists campaign out.

    I personally GM Delta Green, I plan to run God’s Teeth. I would also like to have a go at running Blade Runner, as I have played the two case files available and they are really good.

    I would like to play more Twilight 2000 and Scum and Villainy.

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    We’re on hiatus for about a month while the DM for our 5e game is in India. He’s also a player in my PTU (Pokemon Tabletop United) game. For PTU, we’re only a couple sessions in. My players are exploring a secret underground mushroom forest. In a few sessions, they should be ready to meet the fairy ruler of this hidden land, the legendary Pokemon Diancie, who will task them to clear a dungeon, and defeat a Mimikyu that is trying to steal her power. Afterward, Diancie will be introducing the main plot of the game, which is that players can become champions of the gods (the legendary Pokemon) by impressing them, and be granted powers to help them complete their quest to journey to the end of the world.

    That’ll be the end of Act 1, or maybe technically the prologue, but it feels weird calling it that when it’s going to be like 10 sessions, and then they’ll emerge in the untamed wilderness to embark on their journey

    That’s also when I’ll be able to have guest characters join. One of my players recently introduced to a friend of his that is a huge Pokemon nerd, and we really hit it off. I can’t have a fifth player, because 4 trainers with 6 Pokemon each is already a lot for a TTRPG, so he’s going to be a recurring guest every so often

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    We are in the last few weeks of our five year 5e campaign, which is pretty emotional. We’ll play something else next, but unclear what.

    I played a few sessions of Humblewood and Odyssey of the Dragon Lords - might pick those back up.

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      Odyssey is pretty lackluster after a certain point (authors really overdid selling their names on the cover, while the actual adventure is… well, a little better than WotC ones). But at least it has a brilliant active community around it on Discord, so should you run it, you’ll have tons of support from fellow DMs.

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    Well, I have just finished an elite dangerous table top game in person, but for the past several months I have been preparing a pathfinder 2 campaign with a homebrew setting. I have 7 players ready, session zero Is next week. I’m a bit terrified but also excited because this is by far the most I have put into a campaign.