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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:26 am

Oh forgot to mention boardgaming was fun this past Sunday. Lost in RoboRally (a rarity for me), but beat the pants off everyone in Compounded.
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Lady Grace » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:54 pm

Had to give my group The Talk today about too many poop jokes, killing the mood and no-selling during serious plot lines at the table. I think they finally got it as they had to delve into the family crypt of a long-dead Fate Witch in a swamp outside Bessarion for a missing relic.

Nothing like crypt ghouls and an Unraveled to greet them on their quest. And poor Mike kept succeeding his Perception checks. Which meant he kept hearing the voices of the dead.
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:36 pm

Lady Grace wrote:... no-selling during serious plot lines at the table...

Don't think I'm familiar with that term.
Lady Grace wrote:...poor Mike kept succeeding his Perception checks. Which meant he kept hearing the voices of the dead...

I love turning the tables and making failure more appealing than success :twisted:
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:47 pm

Just got back from Disney last night, in order to game today. It was the beginning of our new campaign using Tales from the Loop (think 80s movies meets high tech science). The kids had their first day of summer, and managed to find a mystery to get involved with. A strange silverish substance floating in their favorite swimming hole. THEN the strange, mentally handicapped man who seemed to know them (whom they found floating in the silverish substance). We'll see where this all goes next week...

Fun extra Megan's little sister (whom I haven't seen for quite some time) made a surprise visit and sat in on the game with us.

Next week, it's bonanza weekend. Saturday is the start of my FLGS Shadowrun game (set in the Boston sprawl of course), then onto more TftL on Sunday.
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Lady Grace » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:03 pm

WARNING! TV TROPES LINK AHEAD!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NoSell

One of my players is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooooooooooooooo silly. Too over the top and jokey and it's been annoying me. Especially when he's making fart jokes All. The. Time.

The speech did help though as one of the other players texted me afterwards thanking me about keeping the mood of the crypt serious. He also wondered if I was practicing the voice of my Unraveled before... :twisted:
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby salamanca » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:47 pm

"No Selling" is a rasslin' term. It involves one of the wrestlers refusing to pretend the blows being dealt are actually hurting them.

Sometimes it is to make the opponent look bad, sometimes it is to make the not selling wrestler look mighty and immune. Hulk Hogan at the end of his matches would be an example.

In Grace's game it would be the player missing a fear check and refusing g to play scared.
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby salamanca » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:20 pm

Whooooo, Tabletop Day!

Got in a game of Mystic Vale (not sure I like it. Never even had a chance to buy a card that scored points), Android Mainframe (simple but fun), Celestia (dice and bluffing, love it), Mutant Meeples (puzzle solving routes, not my strong skill), Traders the of Osaka (straight from shrinkwrap, rules study may change my opinion but it was unimpressive), and Firefly (the big board game version). Meanwhile, the hardcore gamers got in 5 whole turns of Twilight Imperium. ( That game is just too damn long for its own good) They were in hour 8 and heading for 9 when I left.

Better still, good food and friends I don't see more than twice a year. Could have gotten 3 more games in if we we're not catching up.
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon May 14, 2018 9:34 am

Boardgames this week. Played Visitor. Lots of fun. Players solved it really quick when I was the Visitor, but they didn't know what the rule was.

Also played a pirate-themed game whose name escapes me at the moment.

Next week Megan, Scott, and I are going up to NH for The One Ring.

Then it's back to our regular schedule and Pathfinder.
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Nutmeg_25 » Fri May 25, 2018 10:03 am

You forgot about Pigment at boardgames!
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Wed May 30, 2018 12:01 am

Pathfinder was this past week. But we had a lot of paperwork to handle. Hopefully more adventuring next week.
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:27 am

More adventuring, but I had to take a little break in the middle because David forgot to take his anti-seizure medication and guess what? But fortunately once my bard begins singing there's little I really need to do to keep it going.

Next week, we finish pathfinder for this month, and immediately after I have to go pick my mom up from the airport (she comes out to help Jenny when I head to origins).

After that will be a BIG break from gaming, one or more of us will be missing for the next two months so we won't get back to gaming until mid September. So until then its a whole lot of boardgames and maybe catching Megan up with the MCU. (she's missed out on GotG1, GotG2, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, and Infinity War)
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Lady Grace » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:51 am

Two of my players now have Obligation 3 to a Villanova.
One has Obligation 3 to the O'Bannon.
The last one is Mike's PC -- who is blissfully unaware of all the merda the others have gotten into in his absence.
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:38 pm

I love the sound of the LG. Obligation to Giovanni. Just brings a smile to my face :twisted: (yep, just like that)

As for our group, we finished up this month's Pathfinder with an attack of plague zombies that kicked the crap out of both our barbarians. I will miss gaming, but a good break always recharges my batteries. So there's that.
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Re: Gaming and More Gaming!

Postby Lady Grace » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:23 am

The highlight for me was a totally improvised line from me when Soledad (a nun) was whining and hemming & hawing.

"You've already pledged yourself to a higher power, Signora...what's one more?"
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