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by Joe
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Mythos Arcanum Games Imagined
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Re: Mythos Arcanum Games Imagined

Published under the OGL, Mythos Arcanum is different from other fantasy roleplaying games in that it encourages a philosophical element. Players are encouraged to explore self reflection with their characters during the course of the game and to delve into larger philosophical arguments as a whole. ...
by Joe
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Mythos Arcanum Games Imagined
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Mythos Arcanum Games Imagined

Have you seen this?

http://www.talesofthemagi.com/
by Joe
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Are RPGs Too Long?
Replies: 25
Views: 1120

Re: Are RPGs Too Long?

Moriarty nailed it!
by Joe
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Are RPGs Too Long?
Replies: 25
Views: 1120

Re: Are RPGs Too Long?

YES! When consumers place value in certain things, that is what the designers are going to provide. It is the common mistake of more is more. I think it is a catch 22 of giving people what they want in lieu of what they need. Another thing I notice is: People purposely misinterpret the rules. Design...
by Joe
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: HARVESTERS (Available Now)
Replies: 169
Views: 60383

Re: HARVESTERS (Available Now)

I would like to double the sentiment of kwheatonca

I think Wheat Hollow is an excellent bit of gaming goodness and would like to see it supported.
by Joe
Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best Game Website?
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Best Game Website?

Forgive me, I meant besides the most awesome TLG baby!
My personal favorite!

Mongoose looks new.
by Joe
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best Game Website?
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Best Game Website?

What company do you think has the best website?

Why is that?
by Joe
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Halfing paladin with a bastard sword?
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

Re: Halfing paladin with a bastard sword?

I like the idea of common sense when using encumbrance. As a firefighter that has actually carried 50 plus pounds up a mountainside for 16 hour plus shifts in the form of a portable water pump and initial attack gear I say whoa way no way! As a gamer that is reallly really really tired of fixating o...
by Joe
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Started Harvestors, question on Mage hand
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Started Harvestors, question on Mage hand

Don't get in the details and miss the intended feel? The Mage hand has always been designed as a low level thing that can lift keys, move small items etc.

Glad to see your running Harvesters!
by Joe
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: CK Consistency
Replies: 11
Views: 1348

Re: CK Consistency

Players seem to have opinions that lean torward favorable outcomes for them. Unfortunately some GMs do too. Your examples sound like reasonable judgement based on common sense rather than inconsistency with rules. I lean towards flexibility. Someone raised the question about the difficulty of openin...
by Joe
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Getting Players to Work Together?
Replies: 6
Views: 2292

Getting Players to Work Together?

I am looking for tactics in game or elements one can have in a game that would encourage active teamwork. My experience shows that well oiled machines where everyone knows their roles and niches in an adventuring party are few and far between. It is more common to have a crazy scene of everyone purs...
by Joe
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: The Convention Gaming Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 2987

Re: The Convention Gaming Experience

I have to say Omote excellent post! I could visualize in my mind what you describe. You also got me excited to experience both types! I am wondering if I can put a spy cam on my shoes for dragon con though... :twisted: Maybe mix it in a steampunk outfit. Not sure if that would get me arrested though...
by Joe
Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: The Convention Gaming Experience
Replies: 5
Views: 2987

The Convention Gaming Experience

I have never attended a game convention...ever. I look at the pictures and it looks like some fun but... I can't imagine having the type of quality immersive game one could have at home. I imagine the buzz of crowds, being distracted by girls in skimpy outfits and people in other costumes and garb. ...
by Joe
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gamers That Don't Like People?
Replies: 22
Views: 1708

Re: Gamers That Don't Like People?

Its not so much the nerdism as the complete lack of any attempt at working together as a team. It seems it only takes one person to create a complete distraction but it takes the entire group to work together. It is a simple formula in my mind: Can you indulge your fantasy while contributing to a gr...
by Joe
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Question for Game Consumers
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: Question for Game Consumers

Joe, (see above post) just buy Serleran's old machine... Voila! :D Pictures himself getting off work to work over a print machine until 3 am every night... wait a minute:cry: Gotta remember my original goal of providing affordable high quality hardbounds. Trust me folks: If I started dabbling in se...
by Joe
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Question for Game Consumers
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: Question for Game Consumers

Your awesome SI...thanks.
Though I thought Palladium was history.

I'll check it out.
Its my favorite hat...just got it worn in.
by Joe
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Question for Game Consumers
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: Question for Game Consumers

Great posts guys. I'm not asking the question "How do I get into publishing" I'm already way in it. I'm not asking how to pull a profit... I appreciate SI such detailed reply and will follow up on some of your leads. But folks, I'm not doing the dreamy eyed geez I wonder what its like to design a ga...
by Joe
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Question for Game Consumers
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Question for Game Consumers

This was my goal when I set out to publish a frpg: To provide a game in one quality saddle stiched hardbound book that a kid of a single working mother could afford. It would then be followed up by a Campaign Guide and support material also with the same price range. I'm am now meeting the brick wal...
by Joe
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fast CGI Error?
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Fast CGI Error?

yep
by Joe
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What You Want in a Campaign Setting?
Replies: 16
Views: 3607

Re: What You Want in a Campaign Setting?

Concobar, Greyhawk is a great setting but I doubt if you want me to release something called "Just Like Greyhawk...Only Different!" do you? :roll: Traveller will have me tarred and feathered for sure! What elements in Greyhawk made it so good? I know we enjoy the classics, but I enjoy a new ride eve...
by Joe
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What You Want in a Campaign Setting?
Replies: 16
Views: 3607

Re: What You Want in a Campaign Setting?

Bumping this up fishing for more comments.

I am using a lot of the excellent input so please keep it coming!
by Joe
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mutant Epoch (like Gamma World) NOW AVAILABLE!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3555

Re: Mutant Epoch (like Gamma World) NOW AVAILABLE!!

Indeed this is a great book! I have yet to read one word of game mechanics but I suggest this book for any post-holocaust game. The feel of grit and survival is all there but I have no idea how the rules read, or play so far. I have been too enamored just checking out art and reading random entries ...
by Joe
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: For all you Gollum Fans...
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: For all you Gollum Fans...

If they would've included that in; The Lord of the Rings movies, it would've improved it ten fold. :D Shiny...spinning...must be food...wait...was that a treble hook I see? Is that a nylon 10 pound tested line trailing up to (gasp) a slow moving boat!? hmm... I don't think I'll bite too hard...mayb...
by Joe
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: For the love of Gygax (East Corner PDF?)
Replies: 26
Views: 21605

Re: For the love of Gygax (East Corner PDF?)

This much I know. No one can, or would, offer a better deal than TLG offered. Problem is, some folks seem to have the silly idea that they can 'go it alone' these days. Not in the current state of the industry. Name recognition isn't as strong as it used to be, even Gary's. Gary certainly knew that...
by Joe
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gamers That Don't Like People?
Replies: 22
Views: 1708

Re: Gamers That Don't Like People?

I like humans so it really takes a lot for someone to make me regret socializing with them. I have always preferred labradors myself. No pretense, and once the obligatory hind sniffing is done the pecking order pretty much remains the same. Personally I think we can learn a lot from dogs. Never had...
by Joe
Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gamers That Don't Like People?
Replies: 22
Views: 1708

Re: Gamers That Don't Like People?

I think mine was a dillemna between pure fantasy escapism and having to indulge that with other's fantasy escape. I never enjoyed playing army men with others. I enjoyed the black and white war movies and would want to act them out with my army men. I always had a mission and a duty for the various ...
by Joe
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gamers That Don't Like People?
Replies: 22
Views: 1708

Gamers That Don't Like People?

Are you one of those that just love sitting down with people and playing a socially interactive game but you normally don't like people nor social interactions? It dawns on me I would rather choke the life out of some people than to engage them. Yet each week there I am staring across the table at t...
by Joe
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: For all you Gollum Fans...
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: For all you Gollum Fans...

Classic...funny! :lol:

Thanks for that one!
by Joe
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Which Game do you DISLIKE the most.....
Replies: 83
Views: 15776

Re: Which Game do you DISLIKE the most.....

Wow...I read some reviews and if the book is half as bad as the reviews then I am left thinking it must be a parody.
by Joe
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Become not thy enemy.
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Become not thy enemy.

Traveller: Decaf dude! The subjects of geeky hot chicks aren't that close to my heart to take too serious much less analyze my post for basis in logic. And I suggest you let that whole flame thing go already man. You seem to still be stewing in negativity. Leave that for the haters bro. Life is too ...