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Question: Does anyone know of a ttrpg where either cheating is actually part of the game, or character options exist meant to resemble cheating?

It has to be a ttrpg. No card games, no board games
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>Question: Does anyone know of a ttrpg where either cheating is actually part of the game
This is a feature in every TTRPG, it's called being the GM.
someone in the 5e general just posted a homebrew rogue feat that's basically a license to cheat
anon, unless i'm missing something, that was me, op
knowing the rules is treason citizen
Wait, so your standard for "cheating" is just a half orc class feature but it has cheat in the name? Not actually cheating?

Why don't you just play a wizard and rename all your skills?
>Cheat Lock
>Cheat Roll to Hit
Magic Missile
>Cheat Gravity
Jump, Fly, Spiderclimb

Play a divination wizard to rig dice too

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Writing General: 'retro sci-fi' edition.

Welcome to /wg/, the thread for all /tg/ related writing. Whether you're plotting your campaign, trying to come up with a character backstory, or just trying to write some setting fluff, this is the place to post it. You don't even have a campaign, just an idea you want to develop? You're welcome here. While the rest of /tg/ is arguing over monstergirl mating and which way rivers are supposed to flow, we're here to help you turn your thoughts into an actual finished product.

As the successor to the Storythreads, we're also open to /tg/ related fanfiction (D&D, Warhammer, Battletech, whatever). In fact, if you've written any vaguely /tg/-related short stories, you can try them out here. We also have flash-fiction challenges from time to time.

There's a discord for writers here

The previous thread can still be found in the archive here

And finally an archive of /tg/ fiction can be found here:
http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Storythread (dead link, but may be resurrected one day)

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The guy having a head graze wound is also pretty close.
>You need to learn about the Overton window. The liberal of George's time is wildly different to what it is now. They are not the same or even all that similar.
You could also say the same about other famous sixties iconic liberal writers like Rod Serling and Gene Roddenberry.
So, yeah—they moved the Overton window far enough to make hollywood slide straight down the slippery slope and into the sewer.
>What is "non-political" to you?
Any ideological position he passionately agrees with?
That just makes me wish we could have a good film version of the entire John Carter series.
Of course I could say the same for the Oz series, or Captain Blood, or a handful of novel series written after the 70s.
Were the pulp covers actually aimed at a teen audience?

>Reminder it was conservatives worried about 'grooming' that enforced the comics code
Was the pearl clutching hysteria really a politically defined movement?
Was it from the same perspective as the movement that gave hollywood the Hayes Code?
Is there any point to having any standards of decency or morality now?

>Which side is constantly fearmongering about pedophiles and grooming?
Which side is constantly supporting the agendas of pedos and groomers? Which side wants an open border so "the flesh will flow" and child trafficking will never be ended?

>the omnipresent propagation of transgender

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Thread 424: Enjoy Your Expesive Dual-Nation RRRs Edition

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I'm too broke to afford bracing angel ladder
It's getting reprinted in the next set so hopefully you can get one relatively cheap before the price spikes back up again

>Forbiddoll is still not reprinted
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What's the best way to play Vanguard online that doesn't restrict deck design to rules? I want to try a format idea where OverTriggers are run at 4 copies, perhaps with a bit larger deck count. Have any of you experimented with this?
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Probably Tabletop Simulator.
Psychic Lovers the GOAT!

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Previous thread: >>93285879
Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/h8Tz2ze8
This general encompasses all board game genres, whether it be Euro, American, Warfare, or Card-driven
>TQ: Ever used pieces from another game, or something not at all related to board games as a either a replacement, rule-variation, or storage solution? How did it work out?
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I should emphasize I had a great time with it, I think a lot of my post-thoughts have been trying to unwire that Agricola tension like you said
Which, to some degree, I knew the game wasn't as nearly crushing before starting it. But my hope was having that mental acuity would pay out in a higher score, when clearly it did the opposite.
And despite playing the game with a Wheat focus like aggy, I can easily say I'm fully on team moo now
Personally I'm team logistics and long distance shipping but I'll give team leather a gentle nod.
Anybody here that played "Distilled"? Is it good? I just like the theme
>AEG gives out a $10 off promo code
>code isn't unique to the recipient
>No purchase minimum
>Code is usable once per email (email does not need to be subscribed to the newsletter, just entered at checkout)
>No check to prevent the same billing address from making multiple purchases using the code
Someone REALLY needs to educate them about how to run secure promos cause this just effectively lowers the price of everything in their store by $10. Bearing in mind they sell a lot of shit for $10 or less.

FFS. Do they do dumb shit like this all the time and I never noticed? Dumbass board game company. Shit like this is probably why I always see their shit half price at resellers.
After playing 100 games of For Sale with an impressive winrate of 15% I came to conclusion that this game is a luckfest and its not my fault

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prove you're an oldfag
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Guess they shouldn't have let a guy who serially keeps threads alive with last-minute bumps and inane, fake discussion questions he doesn't actually care about become an actual fucking god with complete control of the catalog for years, huh. Might have been unwise in retrospect.
i came in around chapter master.
that makes me cancer.
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>admitting to election tourism
>joining eight years ago makes me an oldfag lel
Die in a fire. You and your ilk aren't oldfags and indeed can never be.

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>AoS has been a thing for like a decade now
>still a completely meaningless setting where nothing matter (other than which army is getting a new FOMO box this quarter)

Like what is this shit lmao

I know it's nowhere near as popular as 40k, but it's impressive that GW has cultivated a horde of whales to go along with this. It's almost perfectly designed to ward off any consumer with an ounce of discernment, leaving it purely for the Siggie Piggies.
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How come WF fans struggle to understand the most basic aspects of its setting then? Is it too complex for them?
>nothing to say after 17 hours
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>the faggot mongoloids who bump threads for a whole week wont let this one die
>Jeesus. No need to get so uppity, friend.
>no relevant conversation since this post
>0 chatter about the best fantasy map ever made
Typical AoS thread on /tg/ - Warmahordes Fans
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Look. Just because Pualyup here is on a round base doesn't mean I don't also want her to fight alongside Kroq-Gar.
>You see the same shit in every hobby community these days.
But siggie. You aren't community, but rather equivalent of Disney moms

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For whatever reason /tg/ seems to hate that trope with a passion
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>For whatever reason /tg/ seems to hate that trope with a passion
I bet the dollar and toothpick in my pocket that it's like 99% thinly veiled culture war bullshit
I never understood the hate until it usually slowly becomes that
>Vegetarianism can only exist where there are grocery stores (no no don't use a real world example you're not allowed to because uh you just aren't fuck yooooou)
I just can't imagine elf farmers. It's like my brain refuses to conceive of it.
So just make the elves obligate carnivores
I don't get it. I've encountered way more settings where elves are advanced and live in golden cities than I have ones where they sit around in trees eating roots and tubers. At least call them wood elves so you don't get nerds calling the dudes with golden crowns and castles and massive armies tree huggers, it's like seeing someone call a chinese guy a gook.
Dwarf Fortress had elves that were not only carnivorous, but cannibalized their dead.

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Horrible Rebels Edition

>Previous Thread:

>Thread question
What games have you played recently?

>Community Summary of Wargames:
>List of Historical Tactical, Strategic, and Military Drill treatises:
>ZunTsu Gameboxes:

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Both sides were American governments, retards. Neither the federal or confederate governments in the 1860s are anything related to the modern US government
I think a factor of it too is if the Free World forces lose troops they lose political capital cos the people back home are mad, but the Vietnamese don't
I will play with unpainted miniatures, and I will be happy
>missing out on the best part of the hobby
Not sure yet m8, Hammerin' Iron looks interesting and is well regarded, besides the difficulty in learning it and the thought of independently learning a Peter Pig ruleset doesn't fill me with glee

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>humans only
>fighter, cleric, rogue, wizard
Would these simple filters increase the chances of getting a decent group of randos to play one-shots/short-campaigns? how do you (personally) find players that don't make you roll your eyes?
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>humans only
Why would you do this? Are you playing Office Tower RPG?
wtf, why was the OP image deleted? this place is as bad as reddit
If you don't already have friends, you'll never have a good group.
I'm in the same boat, that's just how it is.
Anyone looking for a group to play with is almost always a social reject no one wants to be around.
I've pretty much given up.
I'd be surprised if you can't do this already
>Playing D&D
Stop that.
Only two types of people paly D&D anymore; people too dumb to paly better games, and OSR (((People))). Neither are worth wasting your time.
Pick anything outside the D&D family of games and 75% of your bad player issues fade away.

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Brap edition.
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you mean the actual starting 4 or an unarmoured set?
buy them off someone?
I actually want to paint some Kingdom Death Monster miniatures, but I am not sure which one.
Which model seems easiest to paint?
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>I still haven't built the Phoenix
Lucky you, I built it before learning that those type of models need to be magnetized.
Don't make the same mistake and keep the wings separated from the body

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it's a post apoc (heavy Fallout influence) Necromunda like skirmish game but with D10s if somehow you've missed it

some of the big changes:
>bigger statline: mettle " a combined stat for intelligence, agility, and matters of fortitude and will" has been split, reducing the need to differentiate with special rules

a few things that hopefully improve melee vs shooting and don't overshoot balance
>assault rifles nerfed: big one, they and the burst special rule were kinda fucked
>ties in assaults go to the attacker
>assault victors can overrun

>original warbands are the only ones in
>but they are getting more options
in two minds about this, expanded rosters might be good
I hope that any additional warbands aren't scattered over a heap of different releases though, that's going to suck if it ends up like 1E when that shit could have been in the main book

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Is there someplace where one could find more info on the upcoming changes/additions?
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I've played a lot of tinat's first edition and it was great fun. I'd recommend that to anyone looking for a post-apoc narrative driven game, since it has an amazing campaign system.

I'm looking forward to getting the 2nd ed book and trying it out.

Picrel: my raiders going up against a buddy's peacekeepers
forgot to post it
>original warbands are the only ones in
If I can't have a super elite power armor-only force I shall not be playing. The addition of Renegade Reclaimers in 1e was the only reason I ever wanted to get into the game in the first place.
there's new units and more options so that sounds like something that would probably be rolled into the reclaimers

So what happened with this? my local stores had it on shelves for a while but literally nothing but the rulebook sold to greybeards dusting off their old 6th edition armies. I think i saw GW mention a orc and dwarf box release but outside of that i haven't seen hide nor hair of this anywhere.

Did it sell really well and go out of stock? or did it turboflop and stores just had better use for the space?

and whos playing it? there are 6 FLGS's in my area and on the wargaming nights this is the only GW release i've not seen played here in bongland but thats just anecdotal, has anyone seen it maintain a regular active playerbase in person?
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LMAOing @ this falseflagging siggypiggy
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I'm willing to admit it was mostly dead on arrival here(Midwestern USA). The LGS owners didn't really want to make room for it on shelves. Younger players hadn't even heard of it. Many of the guys who were in their 20's and 30's in the 00's and playing regularly have moved on. A lot of those guys who did come back seem to only want to play with friends, like I can see that people are scooping up the rulebooks and starters but none of them ever come out to the stores or promote the game.

Some of the mechanics feel needllessly complicated. Why not just get +2 Initiative for charging instead of between 1 and 3? Other rule decisions felt like overcorrections, like they felt sword/board getting a defensive bonus was too powerful but then they had to sprinkle in a bunch of hand-weapon bonuses for half the factions instead because they realize spear upgrades were a no-brainer.

GW moved really fucking slowly and missed their shot. Maybe in some alternate universe they capitalized on Total War's success by doing Skull Pass and Isle of Blood reprints with some get-you-by rules(my vote would be 7th with some of the broken shit like Ring of Hotek removed) and rebuilt the community. Or what if they'd done a reboot of Mordheim? Get people thinking about the Old World again, doing some skirmish games, and painting up models that could be worked in largers forces down the road.

I scooped up a bunch of ebay lots out of FOMO as soon as TOW rumors started dropping and now I feel like an idiot.
Every reveal reduced my excitement, and made everyone I play with not give a shit.

>Skaven aren't a fully supported faction
>expect me to paint and field those ugly ass metal/resin models.

I was hyped for tomb kings, but they made so many stupid decisions I just stopped caring.
I wouldn't want to play with anyone who avoids 'dead' games in the first place, peak consoomer behaviour is only playing 'supported' games instead of games you think are cool or good regardless of their current market status.
I play mostly 'dead' games and have a great time of it.
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I have a feeling if I write a serious post in reply to you suddenly you'll be too retarded to read a short paragraph but you won't be able to use condescension and FUD to convince the other posters to paypig because their experience with real community within the hobby is something you both can't and won't imagine

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>ITT: Post IC as a Vampire from VtM. Namefaggotry is encouraged. Need more info? Refer to /WoDg/

>V20 is the generally accepted continuity
>Each thread represents ~1 week of nights
>There is no author; we are acéphale
>Nictuku will be diablerized on sight

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A good ghoul is worth more than it's weight in gold. A bad ghoul is liable to stake you in your sleep. Make sure that your blood bonds strongly before entrusting your room mate with sensitive affairs
drank from this dude at a new club downtwon and onlyy now do I find out he eas fuckign on pcp fuck my LIFE i am nto even on this EARTH rihgtt now
Ah yes, I think many of us can relate to the first time drinking from a druggie. It can be fun, but overall you're almost always better off drinking clean blood. Cocaine-blood pairs well with Celerity though, if you've got a good handle on yourself.
Az, it kills me to say it; but it's about to get a lot rougher. Lock in.

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You know, I was just wondering why Wild West settings in general never really seemed to take off. We have, what, Aces & Eights and Deadlands (i.e. the 'Shadowrun' version of the Wild West) and that's about it, right?
Is it because it's mostly an American thing?
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>90% of the world doesnt care
I mean this very sincerely and unironically.
If you aren't American you aren't human.
You are nothing more than cattle generating wealth for America.
I assume you are some form of Europoor. Your culture and genetics will cease to exist within 30 years, replaced by Arabs and pajeets.
The opinions and tastes of non-Americans literally does not matter. You have zero cultural or financial relevancy.
Quick example:

>GM says PC is surrounded by bad guys with guns
>GM's opening raise for the bad guys is 8 as they start blasting
>PC puts up a 4 and a 4, which means he was able to See, therefore managing to avoid taking damage
>PC Raises by using a 5 and a 4 (total of 9) and describes knocking over a water trough as he tries to run away
>GM has to use a 3, a 3, and a 4 to See the PC's Raise
>PC starts to escape
>GM introduces hidden bad guy in a hotel window with a rifle and Raises with 5 and 6 (total of 11)
>PC has to use a pair of 2s, a 3, a 4 to See. Because PC has to use more than two dice to See, he accumulates 4 dice worth of Fallout (one die of Fallout per die used to See). Because PC is in a gun-based conflict, the fallout dice will be d10s.

The conflict continues until one side yields or runs out of dice. At the end of the conflict, the PC rolls 4d10 for the accumulated Fallout (along with any other Fallout dice) and is injured or otherwise changed based on the fallout table. If a pair of 10s is rolled, this becomes a death scene for that character.
Fuck man I love Aces and Eights. It's like Ars Magica but with guns instead of magic.
Plenty of westerns were produced in germany or russia.

I think the issue is that the western appeals to an older culture. Part of that is how most westerns were honestly white oriented. I dont think it means that the genre is inherently racist- just that when you tackle the real moral complexity of the era it loses its appeal- of the lone gunslinger bringing order.

I think people have then displaced the themes of the western to fantasy and scifi genres that allow more creative freedom.
>I wanna play Aces and Eights but I doubt I'll ever get the chance.
Same, I can't even find a Runequest game so my hope for Aces and Eights is nothing.

>"I hate games that use d20 because the d20 is too swingy"
I might be mathematically retarded, but I never understood this.

Is a d20 not mathematically equivalent to a d100? A d20 is basically like if you took a d100 and divided it by 5. So what would be a 5% bonus modifier, for example, becomes a +1 modifier.

I have literally never heard of anyone saying games that use d100 like Call of Cthulhu or Runequest are "swingy".

Am I missing something? Why the hate for d20 but not d100?
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It's a specific D&D thing, because it's complaining about 1s/20s auto-failing/succeeding. This rule is something that broadly people don't mind when it's used in attack rolls and saving throws, where always having a chance has good game feel.

So, the complaint is usually blaming "my faggot bard player rolled a 20 on his persuasion roll to get the the King to give him all his money, so I guess I have to do that because 20s succeed - fucking swingy D20s". However, that's not the rule in any WOTC edition of D&D.
>It's a specific D&D thing
>Is a d20 not mathematically equivalent to a d100?
No. Don't use words you don't know the meaning of.
Why not just swallow an entire bag of dice, shove your finger down your throat, and take the sum of what you can pick up with chopsticks before the DM can smack them out of your hands with a pool noodle? It's so simple. And we can bring in a live chicken to help you for advantage or the DM for disadvantage. Better yet let's just play GURPS on the mood with Elon Musk's half alien kids.
If you want consistency in your games you could just stop rolling dice.

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