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[#] Sat Aug 20 2011 05:42:09 EDT from the_mgt

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I only ever played AD&D, basically since noone here had D&D rules. I only know those from some computergames (Neverwinter Nights uses  plain D&D (or some derivation of that) iirc). The only other fantasy system we had around was The Dark Eye, but I didnt like that.

The whole AD&D fighting system always struck me as odd, with this THAC0 thing and all thise weird AC stuff. I also found it strange that despite all measures TSR took to restrict players choices of characters races (humans get all the golden stuff), etc, it was pretty easy to create ubar imbalanced fighters while the whole magic system was weak in the first levels and only gained momentum later. Especially with the additions of other sourcebooks, for example, elves got this bladesinger stuff, which lets you create a first level char with 3 attacks in two rounds dealing 2W6+X damage per hit... This nearly instakills any other 1st level char, if it  isnt some knight in full armor.

I never played anything using the d20 system, but Kult is based around the 20sided dice, too.  I think they even dropped everything else but d100, d10 and d5 for simplicity reasons. And it makes sense, since not everybody is a numbers freak. I also liked Shadowruns simple d6 approach, but in higher levels you need to throw a bucket load of dice and count/reroll the 6s for about 5 minutes...

The SAGA system might be something for the dice haters, they dropped the whole dice and math concept in favour of cards. I got myself the Dragonlance Fifth Age box just before I stopped RPGs completely, so I sadly never played it. But it did sound nice, putting the story in the main place and keeping the game mechanics simple.



[#] Mon Sep 19 2011 01:38:08 EDT from the_mgt

Subject: diceless rpg rules/ideas

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http://jeepen.org/dict/

On this page you find ideas that "loosely describe Jeepform, the kind of freeform role-play at the heart of Vi åker Jeep's games." Seems to be diceless and focussed on story telling. These scandinavians must sure have shitty winters to come up with this amount of RPG stuff. :)



[#] Wed Sep 21 2011 23:04:51 EDT from fleeb

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That's pretty cool, the_mgt!

[#] Sat Sep 15 2012 11:39:21 EDT from Ben Collver

Subject: some funny d12 tables

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[#] Mon Jan 07 2013 21:51:10 EST from zooer

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Does anybody here play PokerTH? (the open source on-line game)

[#] Mon Feb 04 2013 19:11:25 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Is that like Pokers for people with a lisp?

[#] Tue Feb 05 2013 10:32:57 EST from zooer

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No it is a open source Poker Texas Holdem game, it can be played over the local network, the official game site or using
your own server as the host.
I wanted to see an uncensored table.

[#] Tue Feb 05 2013 15:45:24 EST from Ladyhawke

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Uncensored lithping?



[#] Wed Feb 06 2013 22:14:58 EST from wizard of aahz

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zooer - I'd probably play if there were a UCG table.

[#] Wed Feb 06 2013 22:39:03 EST from zooer

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Urine Chorionic Gonadotrophin

You can create your own table and give it any name you want.

[#] Sat Feb 23 2013 13:17:26 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I don't know how to play Texas Holdem. Will learning the game turn me into a spammer?

[#] Sat Feb 23 2013 15:35:29 EST from zooer

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No of course not. If there is money involved you don't need to know how to play, you can lose... I mean learn
as you play.

[#] Tue Mar 05 2013 12:54:39 EST from the_mgt

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Texas Holdem is probably the most braindamaged version of poker I came across, I totally fail to understand its popularity. I'd rather play Koi-Koi.



[#] Tue Mar 05 2013 14:06:24 EST from zooer

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I read about a game of poker somebody said they had in a dream. I wanted to see if an actual game could have
been made from his dream.

Speaking of Koi-Koi I saw a travel show with an interesting game although I don't remember the name of the game
but I am almost sure it was Japanese. It is like blackjack except the value of the cards do not go over nine,
only the ones digit of the value counts. If you have and eight and a four the value of your hand is two. You
could hit or stay but I am not sure of the limits. I don't remember if you played against other players or just
the dealer but the highest value, the one closest to nine wins the hand. I think you bet on your initial two
cards.

My niece lived in Japan so I should ask her. The fact I didn't ask her now makes me think it isn't Japanese.

[#] Tue Mar 05 2013 14:20:39 EST from zooer

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The name of the Japanese game is Kabufuda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabufuda

[#] Wed Mar 06 2013 12:59:07 EST from the_mgt

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Interesting, I think had that on one of those asian multi-game cartridges for the original Gameboy. The whole thing was full of stuff I didn't understand, including this card game I could not make sense of. Also it drained the batteries in about 5 minutes. Thanks for filling this gap in my education!



[#] Thu May 23 2013 18:29:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Some of Asia is in the southern hemisphere. If you are playing cards on an Asian-made game cartridge you may have to turn the cards over for the correct gameplay.

[#] Tue Jul 01 2014 16:43:53 EDT from zooer

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I thought one of the senior geeks would post this.
http://www.masswerk.at/spacewar/

[#] Wed Jul 23 2014 14:23:30 EDT from fleeb

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I can't quite remember where this was posted (which itself is sorta sad), but it belongs here anyway, I suppose.

http;//vim-adventures.com looks like it might be a pretty decent game, but they only let you get through Level 3 approaching level 4 before they want you to spend $25 to continue playing.

It's a nifty game, but I've seen other games that charge far less for a similar amount of fun and learning.

[#] Wed Jul 23 2014 15:11:41 EDT from zooer

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I posted it in the Linux room.

A very nice learn Vim if you already know vim idea, if you want somebody to use something don't make them pay to
learn how to use it.

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