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Last post 08-13-2012 4:20 AM by Tom. 28 replies.
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  • 03-22-2012 9:24 AM

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    Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Okay, so this is now happening: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo. I am hoping to run this game on Tuesday evening, specifically for a number of people here who want to play in it...RBree, BRP-Gene, and the like. 

    So this is our discussion thread.

    Who can make it Tuesday evening?




  • 03-22-2012 1:45 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

     I'll be in town, not sure how early.

  • 03-22-2012 2:43 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    So is this a LARP? An RPG? How many people? Where's it going to be? Inquiring minds want to know.

    And you know I'll be in town then.

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  • 03-22-2012 3:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Keep me signed up...goin to try very hard to swing getting in on Tuesday just to make this one
  • 03-22-2012 6:15 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    I should be good... but won't know for sue till we get closer to the date.
  • 03-22-2012 8:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    This will be a six-player tabletop RPG, using WEG's old d6 system (for its ease of learning and awesomeness). Set in a near-future apocalyptic/supernatural setting, in New Orleans. I'm going to get a chance to playtest it at Anime St Louis in April, too :)




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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Never played a WEG game before, but an RPG -- especially a post-apocalyptic game! -- I can do. Count me in, and good luck with the playtest.

    We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different.
    - Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

    You see, you just can't trust anyone. The first time I let a girl into my life and she tried to eat me.
    - Columbus, Zombieland

    I guess that's what my horoscope meant when it said, "Ka-Boom."
    - Al Bundy, Married: With Children

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    - Bertrand Russell
  • 03-22-2012 11:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

     Should be awesome! Same here tho never played with the WEG system. Would love to play as well. =-) NP with Tuesday here!

    Phear nothing!
  • 03-23-2012 9:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Cool, looks like 5 so far :)

    WEG's d6 is super easy...if you've played old Star Wars d6 (Sparks games, perhaps), that's the system. It's a 'target number' system. Characters have a certain number of dice for each skill--you have 3D in Driving, let's say. If you need to perform some sort of skill check with driving, there will be a target number depending on the difficulty, and you will roll to hit or exceed that number. 3D gives you 3 six-siders to roll and add together to hit the number.

    Other rolls are contested. If you are attacking me, you might use your 4D Brawling. I could defend with either my 3D Brawling, or with my 3D+2 dodge. In the latter case, I'd roll my three sixers, and add 2 (not two dice, just two points) to the roll. Tie goes to defender.

    Simple.

    There is the added mechanic of the Wild Die, too. One of your dice in every roll needs to be a unique color. If you roll a 6 on that die, you get to add it and roll again, adding the second result as well. If that's a 6...continue adding and rolling until you get something other than a six. If the Wild Die is a 1...bad things :) Could be a critical fumble, often you just subtract the Wild Die AND the highest of the other dice from your total.

     

    There are six Attributes: Dexterity, Knowledge, Mechanical, Perception, Strength, and Technical. ALL skills are subsets of these attributes. Dodge is a Dex skill, Brawling is a Strength skill, Searching is a Perception skill, etc. Skills can be raised independently of the Attribute, but all skills are at a level of at least the attribute. In other words, if you have a 4D Dexterity, ALL of your Dex skills will start at 4D. You can then pick and choose which ones to raise as your character progresses.

     

    So it was a very fitting system for Star Wars, because literally every character had every skill--because a skill check defaulted to the Attribute if you had never raised the skill specifically. You were just not very good at some of them. 

     

    Golden Rule: roll your skill dice, beat the target number or contested roll. Easy.




  • 03-23-2012 1:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    I've generated some artwork for the game, nice atmospheric stuff for a post-apoc demon setting.







  • 03-26-2012 3:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    A sample of the character sheets. This is a prelim sheet for the group 'infiltrator' sort of character.

    If you know the old d6 Star Wars system at all, you'll see that I've pretty much directly converted the Force system from that game to this game's Magic system, with a few small changes. Should work well.





  • 03-28-2012 9:27 AM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Hey all.

    Couple other visuals here...guess where some of the action might take place :)


     




  • 03-28-2012 9:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Need some opinions here.

    I used a different filter to process these, and I'd like some feedback. Between these and the pics in the post two posts up, which are more effective at the mood I'm shooting for: post-apoc, dark, hopeless, spooky, danger around every corner, dark magic, etc.

    It's possible that different pics look better with each, too. I'm not married to using only one or the other technique.







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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Is it August yet? Looking good Tom, can't wait to play.

  • 03-28-2012 9:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Hey all, need some opinions here.

    I tried a different filter for the pics three posts back. Which ones (maybe different for different pics) best communicate the mood I'm shooting for: post-apoc, hopeless, doom, spooky, danger around every corner, dark magic, lost, etc.?

     




     


     




  • 03-28-2012 4:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    I'm probably just old school and all, prefering sharper, clearer images, but the more traditional pictures -- those with the least amount of filtering -- work and feel best for me for spooky etherealness. They put me in mind of Lunch Money, with its dark b&w pictures of Catholic shool kids and their playground. (That game really wasn't as fun and light-hearted as I had hoped.)

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    You see, you just can't trust anyone. The first time I let a girl into my life and she tried to eat me.
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  • 03-28-2012 6:21 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    NDGeekboy:

    I'm probably just old school and all, prefering sharper, clearer images, but the more traditional pictures -- those with the least amount of filtering -- work and feel best for me for spooky etherealness. They put me in mind of Lunch Money, with its dark b&w pictures of Catholic shool kids and their playground. (That game really wasn't as fun and light-hearted as I had hoped.)

     

    Hmmm...which ones do you consider to have the least filtering? They both are pretty heavily filtered, just in different ways. I guess I have seen the originals, so that's obvious to me. :)

    First set, or second set?




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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Tom:

    NDGeekboy:

    I'm probably just old school and all, prefering sharper, clearer images, but the more traditional pictures -- those with the least amount of filtering -- work and feel best for me for spooky etherealness. They put me in mind of Lunch Money, with its dark b&w pictures of Catholic shool kids and their playground. (That game really wasn't as fun and light-hearted as I had hoped.)

     

    Hmmm...which ones do you consider to have the least filtering? They both are pretty heavily filtered, just in different ways. I guess I have seen the originals, so that's obvious to me. :)

    First set, or second set?

    First set. 

    I feel like I'm at the optometrist now: "Better one or better two."

     

    We are here on Earth to fart around. Don't let anybody tell you any different.
    - Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

    You see, you just can't trust anyone. The first time I let a girl into my life and she tried to eat me.
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    I guess that's what my horoscope meant when it said, "Ka-Boom."
    - Al Bundy, Married: With Children

    The fundamental cause of trouble in this world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    - Bertrand Russell
  • 04-06-2012 5:55 AM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    OK, so when where and what time is this going down?

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  • 04-09-2012 1:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Tuesdays with KFG: The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

    Tuesday night, I'm hoping at Scotty's with the KFG. I still need to figure out who to talk to about that. I'm thinking 7pm till PCs are dead...er, till the end of the game :) 




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