Improvised Radio Theatre - With Dice

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The Rough Wheels of their Intellects 01 November 2015
  1. Posted by Lee Williams at 04:09pm on 01 November 2015

    Another entertaining episode. I have to admit that when I saw the mention of yak shaving I thought it referred to an episode of 90s animated series "Ren & Stimpy", thus:

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 04:14pm on 01 November 2015

    That's where the term originates, but it got abused by programmers. :)

  3. Posted by Dr Bob at 10:07pm on 04 November 2015

    Of course, the negotiations at campaign start only work if your players don't LIE to you! :-) Summerland campaigns have a mechanic that prior to character gen the players vote on what sort of play style they want - Action-Adventure, Investigation or Survivalist. One group stuck Investigation at the top of the list... then ran away from every mystery plot I offered them!

  4. Posted by RogerBW at 09:27am on 05 November 2015

    Hmm! Must admit that hasn't happened to me, though sometimes campaigns come out differently from the way I'd planned them.

  5. Posted by Phil Masters at 01:05pm on 05 November 2015

    1976: Long hot summer. Disco. Punk. (As you're heading in the general direction of Manchester, well, the legendary Free Trade Hall Sex Pistols gig happened that year.) But I confess that only the first of those really impacted on me at the time.

    Beyond that, I've got very little. RPGs have a weird inability to lend themselves to this sort of anniversary-commemorative event. They somehow tend to be very much of the moment.

  6. Posted by Owen Smith at 07:54pm on 13 November 2015

    My TORG character has a background as a Paris-Dakar rally driver before the invasions. Roger actually looked up the route of the rally in 1990 and said "Yes it went through Egypt, it makes sense for her to be fundraising there". It doesn't matter! Sponsorship can be raised anywhere regardless of the route of the race. Probably another example where looking it up didn't take very long though.

  7. Posted by RogerBW at 08:01pm on 13 November 2015

    What can I say, I like doing research for games.

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