(and if you're a wubrg local and have opinions about whether or not this is a place you want to continue being, please reply to this)
so the recent Magic set announcement has left me disappointed and frustrated
I feel like I'm just now catching up to the fact that I haven't been in the game's target audience for a few years now
We will keep wubrg.social going for as long as people want to hang out here. I just personally won't want to think about anything past Strixhaven for a while.
There have been a lot of Professional Wrestling RPGs over the years, ranging from this, through the d20 boom. I wonder if people are still making them (probably), and if any of them are any good? (The bigger question)
Something that has bugged me since the RPG blogosphere was big:
There are a million and one articles on being a better DM.
There are very few articles on how to be a better player.
This seems to be improving a bit, but why does everyone expect the DM have to do all the work? Why don't we teach players how to work with teh DM?
The place I most commonly apply this is picking a hard deadline for information when making a go/no-go decision on plans. E.g. "ok, if I don't hear back from Jimothy by 19:00, I'm gonna say we're not meeting up. Anything until then, I'm still open to it."
Something I think a lot about: in aviation, if you're landing through fog (or whatever), the standard practice is to pick ahead of time a hard limit for the altitude at which you'll do a go-around. If you don't see the runway by the time that altitude is reached, you abort the landing attempt -- no questions.
Because otherwise folks tend to keep going "I'll just give it another few seconds..." until they're way too low for safety.
This type of protocol is very, very generalizable to everyday life, and can make decision-making a lot easier.
to be fair, it does seem to be working now
Afficionados of Dungeon Crawl Classics! while I enjoy Appendix N literature and the tropes of dungeon crawling, I always get the impression that #dcc is just a tad too much tongue in cheek for my taste. The adventures I've come across all seem to assume a certain baseline gonzoness.
Am I mistaken? Or are there any "serious" adventures you could recommend? Or maybe you've played a serious campaign with DCC as the rules set? How about horror in DCC?
"Dragon Size Chart by Arnie Swekel, from Council of Wyrms, Bill Slavicsek’s 1994 boxed set of rules and campaign setting for playing dragons as PCs in AD&D 2e. Here all dragons are shown as 4 year old juveniles, with red and gold being the largest, except for silver which is shown in hatchling, juvenile, and great wyrm stages (elf vassal at the very bottom for scale)."
I had such a massive board, I could have just passed turn and easily won next turn. Instead, I deck myself with my own storm card. Out in a fiery blaze of glory. A+ from Dean Nassari.
It was very late in the game at this point and all five players were still in, so I got 40 mana off the geyser and just started going off. By the end of combat phase I had about twenty cards in hand, killed two of my opponents, and had a storm count of 28, which I built up to cast Fiery Encore thinking I’m about to kill the other two players. Then I read the card to the table and realized I misread it as “creature or player” in my excitement over my turn and it already having been a long game.
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