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whitekeys

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  1. NGD Scenes from a Hat

    Xavier gives Magneto a wooden statue of him trapped inside another wooden statue of a prison cell. NT: Newest pokemon names just announced and their signature moves.
  2. Running a Hero based PBM

    What does the M stand for in PBM? As a counterpoint to some of the folks who've said that some players write too much in one post and some write not enough, I think it would be worth your time at least considering that the expectations on the part of the GM, and the group as a whole, needs to change based on the new medium you're playing in. After all, few RPGs ever were designed to be played in a PBP format. I think it's safe to say most of them assume a face-to-face, table top kind of setting. My posts are in the middle, but tend towards longer. I keep them simpler to avoid the ire of the other players. But the PBP format, in my opinion, lends itself more to story telling rather than precise combat computations, much as Cantriped stated before me. I even appreciate that in my face-to-face games. It would be a dream if someone started up a monologue and came up with a bunch of their own cool stuff, rather than feeling like I have to continually fan a dying flame to keep the game interesting. Basically, my answer to you question is that it's almost useless to pick any system if you're going to throw half the rules out the window because they weren't designed for PBP gaming. Experiment with no system and adjudicate things as they arise. In that sense, the ultimate philosophy of HERO stays true: common sense, dramatic sense, game balance, etc. Not much of an adjustment after all.
  3. Genre-crossover nightmares

    10 years later, this made me laugh. EDIT: And after thinking about it some, I can't come up with anything funny
  4. Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

    Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... In a space-ish campaign (mixed with western genre, like Firefly) my PCs are subject to a certain type of reconstituted mush, dispensed from a machine that serves as the only type of food out in space. The only upside to it is, with advanced food-technology, you can get it in any flavour you want. So Carl goes.. "I'll have .. French fries, please." Out of character, Brennan says "French fires!? Do you even know what french fries taste like? We drink out of a goo-machine!"
  5. The Last Word

    Re: The Last Word What do you teach?
  6. NGD Scenes from a Hat

    Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat Ronald MacDonald NT: Unconventional ways to get over the flu.
  7. NGD Scenes from a Hat

    Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat "I promise that if I'm elected... I'll get those books out of our schools! Readin' hurts your eyes!" NT: Things Michael Hopcroft is thinking right now (be nice though, lol)
  8. NGD Scenes from a Hat

    Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat Get naked and start dancing. They will inevitably start laughing uncontrollably. NT: Strange rituals found in an old cursed book of magic (apparently written by a comedian/necromancer).
  9. NGD Scenes from a Hat

    Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat George W. Bush Jr. : "I'm The Map" from the Dora the Explorer cartoon. hehee
  10. NGD Scenes from a Hat

    Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat 'Cause they only bet the sure thing.
  11. Answers & Questions

    Re: Answers & Questions A: You haven't the power...How can you possibly stop my Dooms-Day-Pizza-Eating Machine? .o0(man..i'm not really the most effective super villian, am i?) Q: Because it's condemned.
  12. Answers & Questions

    Re: Answers & Questions Q: ...What did you just say about that time you had sex with Sarah Palin? A: 'Bout 4.
  13. Quote of the Week from my gaming group...

    Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... WOW!! You actually have PC's that.. SOLVED... AN INTELLECTUAL PROBLEM.... without just KILLING EVERYONE!?!? Urge to Clone...rising.
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