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As to what I am looking for on the list, anything that is a good family RPG,


I have Kids & Critters up in my current chain...
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Hello all! I have been playing Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) for the last 10 or so months. I have enjoyed it and looks like I will stick with it...BUT, I really like the gritty oddworld stuff! Ive read through Shadow of the Demon Lord, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (1st Edition), as well as Lamentations of the Flame Princess. I also have a liking for the post apocalyptic games such as Gamma World (4th Edition) and my favorite so far is The Mutant Epoch

I usually offer my painting skills on here and hope that is still generally accepted. I do have some gamebooks that could be added as well. These are in the vein of Fighting Fantasy and the likes.

So in short, I am usually looking for the oddball RPGS but will gladly play anything if you are willing to run it!
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I pretty much exclusively play Fudge. But I enjoy reading about interesting settings that I can translate to that system. Pretty much any skill system is easy to translate, while level systems are not.

As for settings, I like history, animal, and unusual settings.

Unfortunately, I'm being very picky these days, as my last three offerings got only one nibble each - and the last one only by adding items twice after the initial offering. In other words, people don't want what's in my trade pile.
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To start things off, what kind of RPGs do you play?

All of them! I'm omnivorous with my RPGing!

A quick list of the games I'm currently running:

Call of Cthulhu (2nd - 6th Edition)
Lexicon
The Gentle Ladies' Tea and Monstrosity Destroying & Quilting Circle Auxiliary

And the games I'm currently playing in:

Eclipse Phase (First Edition)
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Blades in the Dark/Monster of the Week hybrid
Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)

I just finished running a game of Tonight we slay a dragon, or die in the attempt, and I'm creating a character to play Numenera.

Usually I only enter when I see items that I plan on playing/running. Like when I went in for Don't Walk in Winter Wood. I ended up running four PbF games of it after I got it. Last Rites I'm currently running with one of my Call of Cthulhu groups now. Oh, and I wanted a second set of runes, because I couldn't find mine in the move (which I have now found, so I have two sets - can't go wrong with more runes! )

I don't always enter (even when I see something I'd be interested in) because I sometimes feel I don't have a lot to offer in return - or because I'm so busy I don't have the time to send people a timely reward - or the bandwidth to work on art if they choose that option. I should also totally expand the art I offer to maps, since I love doing maps, and not just character portraits.
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I'm currently running a Labyrinth Lord campaign(15+ months) and planning a pulp game in a system TBD after LL wraps up this summer. I am playing in a PBeM Mutant Future game and just joined a bi monthly The Star Wars Roleplaying Game (Second Edition) game. My tastes run toward older(70's, 80's, & 90's) or OSR games. Although I am always on the lookout to read anything interesting.
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I have a few modes of enjoying role playing:

1. I enjoy reading books with lots of background information. I've been doing this since I was like 10, and has historically been my primary method of engaging with RPGs. I have a soft spot for oWoD and Shadowrun stuff.
2. I really like playing indie RPGs. I'm in a pretty long Blades in the Dark game. I have 2 groups that rotate (mostly) PbtA games, and a small one-shot group.
3. I LOOOOOVE freeform larps. I've been into this for like 3 years now, and I'll go out of my way to play a hippie larp. I'm a minor talent in terms of larp design, and it's really allowed me to find myself.

Most of the books I've gotten through here are in category 1. I never know what to offer. Is anyone INTERESTED in a large number of WoD books? Why did no one jump at my offer of Epyllion among other things but then jump at another offer of Epyllion a week or two later? It's all very confusing, TBH. I try to be both generous and... you know, cycle through good stuff I've gotten sufficient use out of. But I don't have any fantasy or Cthulhu stuff, really. So I ask: what exactly do you want?
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ExcitingJeff wrote:
Why did no one jump at my offer of Epyllion among other things but then jump at another offer of Epyllion a week or two later? It's all very confusing, TBH.


Well, speaking for myself, I didn't find out about Epyllion until after your offer was closed. laugh I had no idea how perfect it would be for my family, but it really is a perfect fit for us. I also try to only go in on one offer at a time. I too find it confusing trying to figure out what people want. (Both here and on other generosity chains).
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SiddGames wrote:
Hedgepig wrote:
As to what I am looking for on the list, anything that is a good family RPG,


I have Kids & Critters up in my current chain...


It looks interesting, although maybe a bit similar to woodland warriors (which we are currently playing). Dragon age and Runebound are also appealing. I'm very tempted to go in in it.
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crazybear has updated his offer for Fields of Glorantha # 170. Even if you've looked at it once please check it out again. More items have been added that might be of interest to you. Drawing on March 27th or after 48 hours of inactivity.
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Moving this to the discussion thread as opposed to the CoG geeklist so as not to clutter the "ins."

Inkwan wrote:
I just picked up Barbarians of Lemuria a month or 2 ago. I am itching to play it. I am just curious, what put this game on your list here?


To be completely honest, I have X amount of time and Y amount of RPG books. Y > X at this point in time. I think about what my players like and what I'm more likely to get to the table. So, I tossed it up on the list.

I prefer toss up items that will draw in people to chain to keep the blood fresh. I only have a handful of games that won't see the light of day on the CoG at some point.
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cjbowser wrote:
Moving this to the discussion thread as opposed to the CoG geeklist so as not to clutter the "ins."

Inkwan wrote:
I just picked up Barbarians of Lemuria a month or 2 ago. I am itching to play it. I am just curious, what put this game on your list here?


To be completely honest, I have X amount of time and Y amount of RPG books. Y > X at this point in time. I think about what my players like and what I'm more likely to get to the table. So, I tossed it up on the list.

I prefer toss up items that will draw in people to chain to keep the blood fresh. I only have a handful of games that won't see the light of day on the CoG at some point.


I see. I was interested to see if it was a negative experience or read of the rules or just too many games to try out. Thanks for the response.
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Who is Jack Carter? Any relation to John Carter?
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Just this last week I started rereading A Princess of Mars to my son at night - he falls asleep quickly so really it's just me rereading it for me. Anyhoo, ERB's intro letter calls him "Uncle Jack" so I assume it is he.

Sidebar: I really wanted to get hold of the classic (to me) Michael Whelan covers but opted instead for digital - there's a Kindle version that contains the first 7 novels for 99 cents as of last week.
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SiddGames wrote:

Sidebar: I really wanted to get hold of the classic (to me) Michael Whelan covers but opted instead for digital - there's a Kindle version that contains the first 7 novels for 99 cents as of last week.

Next time I put together a set, I'll trade em to you, or they could end up in the chain of generosity. I frequent book sales and collect fantasy/sci-fi series, I've sold more than one set of those. love me some Michael Whelan, he lives near me and I've spoken with him and his wife a few times. My question was "Where are the original Elric paintings?" "In my house," was his answer.
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quozl wrote:
Who is Jack Carter? Any relation to John Carter?


The PoV character in the TV show, Eureka.
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cjbowser wrote:
quozl wrote:
Who is Jack Carter? Any relation to John Carter?


The PoV character in the TV show, Eureka.


Is the show any good?

Why is Prelude to Foundation your favorite sci-fi story?
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quozl wrote:


Is the show any good?


I enjoy the show. It's very much a fish out of water style dramedy. It has some of the quirkiness of a show like Twin Peaks without the symbolism and mysticism. The main character is a US Marshall who becomes sheriff of what's essentially a closed city (like Mercury, NV or Oak Ridge, TN used to be). However, it's not so much science that's researched here as SCIENCE!.

If you don't like over-the-top science with some excellent physical comedy from Colin Ferguson thrown in, it's probably not the show for you.


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Why is Prelude to Foundation your favorite sci-fi story?



It's the first Asimov story I read and it resonated with me at that time. One of the main reasons I listed it as my favorite is that I read it 20 years ago and still remember large parts of it. I can't necessarily say that for some schlock book I read a few months ago.
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cjbowser wrote:
I enjoy the show. It's very much a fish out of water style dramedy.


I have fond memories of this show! Definitely falls in the fun category.

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It's the first Asimov story I read and it resonated with me at that time.


Various themes from books in the Foundation series are in my top 10 memories also!
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