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Humanis Policlub

Card carrying members of Humanis’ Barrens chapter, at night Junior’s group roam the streets looking to beat on any groups of metahumans they outnumber. During the day they typically scavenge for scrap or if they’re lucky, perform menial jobs if they get picked for a work crew. If PC’s are unlucky enough to converse with Junior’s group they attribute their circumstances to the rise of the pointy ears, taking no responsibility for themselves.
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6th World Languages

In the sixth world people are less defined by their place of birth and more by their sub-species and the corporation they work for. Coupled with a transient world population caused by corporate resource reallocation and people smuggling, multiculturalism is turned up to 11 but what determines the native language of the average ork on the street?
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Delivery Woes

My wife pre-ordered the Shadowrun 5 core book for my birthday (23/5) and I’m still waiting for it to be delivered by Amazon. Amazon has advised me that it might be preferable for me to cancel the order and submit a new one. Unfortunately being in Australia this just resets the clock before the book is delivered. I’m wondering if there is anyone else out there who hasn’t received a pre-order or if I’m going to be the lucky recipient of the last book from the first print run. Hopefully I’ll have the book before we get back to our Blood Protocol campaign in 2014.

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Christmas Plans

Leading up to Christmas the group traditionally gets tied up in family commitments so we end up missing games. In the past this has resulted in people missing whole sections of a campaign or TPKs (what do you mean the decker isn’t coming?) so instead we switch to something a bit more lighthearted. Last year it was LOTFP’s The God that Crawls and this year the plan is to play some Dungeon World. I look forward to trying different systems during Christmas and I’m even more excited to hand over the GM reins for a while (The horse responsible for organizing the group is still mine though :(). I plan on playing Dungeon World’s take on the Barbarian. I particularly like the rules around the Barbarian’s appetites and the option of being heavily armored or unencumbered. Dungeon World’s system also favors fluff over crunch so I’m looking forward to really embellishing my character.
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My RPG Profile

photo.jpgZak’s posted the idea of an rpg profile that would give people an idea of who you are and what you’re about in the RPG world. Here’s mine.

I’m currently running: A fortnightly Shadowrun 5th Edition game.

Tabletop RPGs I’m currently playing include: Dungeon World

I would especially like to play: Legend of the Five Rings and Stars without Number

I live in: Australia

2 or 3 well-known RPG products other people made that I like: Lamentations of the Flame Princess, BECMI Dungeons and Dragons, TMNT

2 or 3 novels comics I like: The Last days of American Crime, Criminal: Last of the Innocent, FVZA

2 or 3 movies I like: Miami Vice, The Devil’s Backbone, Nightwatch

Best place to find me on-line: google+

I will read almost anything on tabletop RPGs if it’s: My standards are low. If it’s formatted to be readable I’ll probably read it.

Games I run are like this.

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Combat Narrative

A previous post started a discussion of the complexity inherent in Shadowrun that isn’t found in other games. In particular the attack action and the procedure to determine if you hit and how much damage you inflict was cited as being more complex than attack actions in other games. In the discussion I compared Shadowrun’s attack action to Dungeon and Dragon’s and I started thinking about how Shadowrun’s attack action affects the narrative of the combat.

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Secret Santicore 2013

Secret Santicore 2013 I have signed up for Secret Santicore 2013, an annual community project where GMs and players request new RPG content and in return fulfill another random person’s request. Ideally the requests can be fulfilled in one to two pages and cover a variety of RPGs and genres. This year it’s being administered by Joey Lindsey over at Metal vs Skin who I hope will be sending out the requests  on the 5th of October to be fulfilled. I’m keen to not only see what someone else has requested but to see how I go with writing something down for a change.

Last year’s Secret Santicore can be downloaded here.

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