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by Crimson-Kobold
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Live action superhero, fantasy and sci fi shows
Replies: 83
Views: 9387

Re: Live action superhero, fantasy and sci fi shows

A Brit, a Frenchie, an American, and a Russian teaming up and beating a literal Nazi to death. While the Scot pukes in the background. The books are excessive in it's gore, sexuality, and degeneracy, I was hoping the live action adaptation would've been a more....toned down take on the story. Oh well.
by Crimson-Kobold
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Live action superhero, fantasy and sci fi shows
Replies: 83
Views: 9387

Re: Live action superhero, fantasy and sci fi shows

2nd season is over, I loved it, but I am not comparing it with the source material, I haven't seen the source material but, couldn't it be that they are playing the long game to make the tv series align with the comics? Zero chance. Too many characters and events are different in varying degrees. W...
by Crimson-Kobold
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Live action superhero, fantasy and sci fi shows
Replies: 83
Views: 9387

Re: Live action superhero, fantasy and sci fi shows

I couldn't stand the Boys Season 1. Didn't even bother with Season 2. I get that they couldn't do all the edgy stuff that Ennis had in the book, but at least try to follow the plot a little. I saw they had what seemed to be a fair take on Love Sausage, outline and all, only to learn it was a tentacl...
by Crimson-Kobold
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Premade Settings
Replies: 13
Views: 3223

Re: Opinions on Premade Settings

For those of you who do steal from other settings, what kind of stuff to you steal? For me, it's maps. I rip off maps constantly, from just about everywhere. Not just modules, but even videogames. I once ran an entire dungeon from Skyrim. It's not that I can't draw maps; I mean, I can't draw them w...
by Crimson-Kobold
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Premade Settings
Replies: 13
Views: 3223

Re: Opinions on Premade Settings

I am going to be honest - I am too lazy to learn all the history and lore of any given setting. I cherry pick the stuff I like, keep the maps and nations, and a little bit of the lore, and just run with it. Maps are the more tricky things, so using a settings map just for the purpose for a map is a...
by Crimson-Kobold
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Premade Settings
Replies: 13
Views: 3223

Opinions on Premade Settings

Boring around here, time for discussions. Premade settings! You use them? How true to them do you try to be? (ie how much effort you put into being consistent with the setting?) I'm running three games right now. Two Pathfinder 2nd Ed games set in Eberron, and a Starfinder game. For the Eberron game...
by Crimson-Kobold
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: What's worse than drunk players? Yup
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Re: What's worse than drunk players? Yup

Pretty sure one of da lads I play with on Mondays is playing drunk. Or maybe he just a bit slow, 50/50. Also a bit angry and needlessly antagonistic. Oh well. But yes, once you've consumed any substance that impacts your behavior or cognitive abilities, you've transitioned from a group social activi...
by Crimson-Kobold
Tue May 19, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Campaign defining encounters
Replies: 15
Views: 4059

Re: Campaign defining encounters

Pretty cool, and to be honest, I would be reluctant to kill normally animalistic creatures that had gain sentience as well. It makes me think of the comic, Legacy of Luther Strode. There's a point near the end of the story where he asks one of the villains "You know why I don't want to kill you...
by Crimson-Kobold
Mon May 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on writing encounters, scenarios, and the such
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Re: Thoughts on writing encounters, scenarios, and the such

I just let my game prep work load build up too much (I am running three different games, and playing in two others), is all. I usually read ahead (but not too far ahead), but this time, with things going on, eh, only ended up with the time to prep the stat blocks. As for modules, they're alright, yo...
by Crimson-Kobold
Mon May 18, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on writing encounters, scenarios, and the such
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Re: Thoughts on writing encounters, scenarios, and the such

Yeah, as I was reading it during the session, I was like....why the hell would you make the entrance be blocked by such a hard thing, if they NEED to get past it? At least have some downside to failing and just let the party progress.
by Crimson-Kobold
Sun May 17, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on writing encounters, scenarios, and the such
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Thoughts on writing encounters, scenarios, and the such

So as I'm trying to hype myself up to do some prep work for some of my games, I'd thought I'd bring up a little situation that I came across in a published adventure I was running. This was in a Starfinder AP book, for the record. Here's the situation. Party is a military squad on a planet in a syst...
by Crimson-Kobold
Sun May 17, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Campaign defining encounters
Replies: 15
Views: 4059

Re: Campaign defining encounters

I take it its the rats wanting to spread things, and the werewolves not? Correct. Their leader desire domination over the continent, in part due to the persecution she suffered early in life, and in part she's a egomanical nutcase. Her end game is to increase the number of lycans in the world to st...
by Crimson-Kobold
Sat May 16, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Campaign defining encounters
Replies: 15
Views: 4059

Re: Campaign defining encounters

Nah, it was technically a moderate encounter, the two on the far right wasn't intended to be part of the fight. One wererat was immediately pushed off the ledge and fell to his death, and the players made pretty short work of the rest, although their objective was less to fight the players, but to t...
by Crimson-Kobold
Sat May 16, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: West March Style Game
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: West March Style Game

Overall, this looks to me as though it's trying to address a similar niche as the official Adventurer's League games, where you can play with a random group and go on a different, unrelated adventure each session. The closest I've been to running something like this is games where there's no over-a...
by Crimson-Kobold
Fri May 15, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Campaign defining encounters
Replies: 15
Views: 4059

Campaign defining encounters

What stories does everyone have of that one encounter that defined, or changed the direction of your campaign? Let me tell you about the one in my current game. This is a Pathfinder 2nd Edition game, using the Eberron setting. The group has just left a small town after completing an adventure titled...