Five Geeks, One Roundish Table. After a long hiatus, we return with more of our geekyÂ thoughtsÂ on the internet ether. Â We talk about secrets in games, what average jobs would make an awesome RPG, why Billy hates roleplaying in the star wars universe, our various methods for game preparation (or lack thereof), and Geek fashion.
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6 comments on “Geeky Topics Round Table Ep 4: Secrets, Star Wars, Rpg’s, Preparation, and Fashion”
Speaking of bringing player characters back from the dead as Non-Player Characters I have to say I have a lot of experience with the subject.
I run a continuous Super-hero roleplaying setting called the Raynnverse, primarily but not entirely on the roleplaying site Giant In The Playground, and over the years that setting has been home to in excess of 80+ player characters and nearly as many players. This necessitates characters returning not only as NPCs but as all out villains on occasions. I admit at this point there’s an unspoken rule to the setting that playing means your character is up for grabs once you’re finished but I feel the benefit to players of encountering former PCs far exceeds the downsides of roleplaying a character as a GM that you did not create. It gives the setting, either in this case the Raynnverse or in the singular case of Arkham Jesus’ version of 40k universe, a real sense of continuity.
At the moment between 2 play by post and 1 weekly game the setting has 20 active players, two groups of which are crossing over at the moment in an effort to save their Earth. I doubt so many players would come back over and over to the setting if not for the potential to meet former PCs, both their own and those of other players, and I hope that once you finish with your current Rogue Trader game you might encounter the ‘heroes’ of the campaign as NPCs in another 40k game of yours.
I doubt anything less lethal than a group of PCs could take Basha down anyway. 😛
Also on second listen, yes second Sleep is my enemy, and this is shorter than a typical episode, I have to recommend the new Star Wars RPG. I played a session with some pre-gens recently and its a fun simple system that does indeed avoid making the game about force users. Star Wars Saga Edition is still better if you prefer having a lot of rules to fall back on but the custom dice and unique mechanics make Star Wars: Edge of the Empire a fun change of pace.
I would totally buy an order of chad T-shirt.
David has been sighing and longing for Fandible t-shirt designs for ages. Finally, here’s a picture he can proudly emblazon across his chest, wearing it day and night, and whenever small children and intrepid hot dog salesmen stop him on the street with the query “Whoa, whuzzat on your shirt, dude? Did you forget to wash it?”, he’ll get the perfect opportunity to explain the TRUE MEANING of Fandible to them. Yes indeed, spread the gospel – the FandiScripture:
Wow… Jesus, dude. Can we actually make this a t-shirt? We’re loving this!
At long last, Billy’s deepest desire has been made flesh (or at the very least, theoretically technically made cotton blend):