Weekend Roundup: January 29, 2017

Unlocking the Elvish in all of us.

Closer to a Universal Translator?

Can we achieve Althan mastery of the ‘Verse?

Cross Cultural Symbolism or a “Bag of Holding”?

“I’m just getting my Mask

Cool place for adventures!

Cool ideas for burial garb!

In Search of the Unknown…face eater.

The early genesis of an “Orc

hmmm…Rolemaster stat deterioration revisited?

Blog post. Good thoughts on OSR, 5e etc.

 

3 Replies to “Weekend Roundup: January 29, 2017”

  1. OSR… I really hate the Player Skill vs PC Skill argument. I have no knowledge of bomb disposal so does that mean that I am excluded from playing any character in a modern or sci fi setting that has a demolitions skill? Does any GM ever demand to know exactly how your character is going to cast that fireball?

    1. I think it really boils down to what does the player/group enjoy. If a player has a relevant real life skill, enjoys using it in game (without picking out all the flaws – always a problem when it comes to game mechanics) and the other players don’t mind either, then player skill has a relevance. If it bores the living daylights out of everyone to roleplay something they have neither skill nor interest in – well, that’s what dice are for.

      1. Players usually want the best of both worlds despite their prevailing theory of Player v PC. They use their meta-game knowledge despite any limitations of the PC, but also want to stretch the parameters of their skills to any situation.

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