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Simlasa last won the day on August 14 2018

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About Simlasa

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    Dessicated Husk
  • Birthday 05/29/1969

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    Las Vegas, Nevada


  • RPG Biography
    Started gaming with OGRE/GEV, liked those a lot... then played a bunch of AD&D, which was OK... then discovered Runequest and Traveller, promptly stopped playing AD&D... then came Call of Cthulhu... and Stormbringer... and on and on.
    I'll play just about anything, but I'll always return to BRP.
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    Running: Magic World, Call of Cthulhu
    Playing: Dungeon Crawl Classics, Mazes & Minotaurs, Pathfinder
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    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    I watch a lot of horror movies and film noir, build model kits, pain miniatures, play wargames occasionally, live in the desert, hope for rain, drink a lot of coffee and stay up way too late.

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  1. Neither do I, generally... but SW was set up to emulate the old serials, and those very much were simplistic morality. The series drifted away from that scheme pretty quickly, but it's still the template I want out of them. More pulp action, less dramatic posturing. I don't want 'deep' characters or storylines out of SW... and that's where I feel like the series tried to go, and failed. Like trying to turn an old Scooby Doo episode into Masterpiece Theater, the foundation isn't there. Instead, to me, it all comes off looking ridiculous... and not in the fun way of the first movie. I still think the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie is the best Star Wars movie I've seen in decades.
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    I've liked the SCP stuff since... forever... but never knew there was a podcast! Yay!
  3. I won't hold my breath. Elric holds a special place for me and I doubt any TV show will come anywhere close to how I experienced it while reading. More likely it will be heavily watered down and sanitized for our safety, especially if the U.S. makes it. I'm less attached to Corum and Hawkmoon... so maybe I could watch those with less pain.
  4. I think you could certainly do 'cosmic' heroes... I'd just try to reason them out according to BRPs mindset... grittier cosmic heroes who can't really punch planets out of orbit or such nonsense. Like what does it take to be a cosmic hero? A way to get to other worlds and a way to survive the trip. Mythras manages to do Luther Arkwright just fine, and, IMO, he's operating on a 'cosmic' level. I'm quite fond of Alan Moore's Warpsmiths and Qys... who have BIG powers but are not otherwise immortal or prone to punching gods (AFAIK).
  5. There's really nothing in CoC 7e's changes that I find to be improvements... so no, not interested. There are a few thing from Mythras that I like and might borrow (Mysticism)... but my real interest would be something that weirds-up magic a bit, ala Dungeon Crawl Classics... makes things a bit more unpredictable and less 'rational'.
  6. I do really really like that cover art! Reminds me of spooky books I'd check out from the library as a kid.
  7. Oh yeah... super duper christian, with two pastors in the family. I've never been to a Jewish wedding... only seen what's shown in the movies.
  8. Culture can be surprisingly local too. Being from the West Coast and going to a 'big fancy' wedding in New York City, I felt like an utter troglodyte. They sat me with the musicians so anything I did/said would seem less odd... but really, there was so much stuff that I had no clue about, despite having been to plenty of weddings at home (somehow, I suspect the NYC visitor would be as confused out here... I don't think we have as many traditions... or something... suggesting some courtesies are more complex/harder than others).
  9. I never saw the basic concept as a problem at all. Lots of people love playing vampires... which are even more monstrous (unless they sparkle). Geist, one of the NWoD games, presents a more open/aware relationship between the host and its partner, and it works fine in that game. But, for me, I saw the Nephilim's nature of 'possessing' different bodies through history as a weight to be carried... reacted to. Trying to make it a happy circumstance for all involved kind of waters down the setting, IMO.
  10. My hope is that, like the BGB of BRP, there are options to tune it as you like. I might want grim/gritty... or something based on other sources besides just supers comic books (which were inspired by classic legends IIRC). Something that would let me play The Shadow, Godlike, Adam West Batman, AND wild Wuxia-type heros would be nice.
  11. Yeah, I see it as school... the kids who love to read and the kids who hate it. Maybe it was always like that... but now the non-readers feel justified in their refusal, that reading is some 'old' skill that will be of no use in the future (as I've been told).
  12. I've often seen Mayfair's Underground RPG described as 'The Marshall Law RPG'. But I've never read that comic so any parallels escape me (but I quite like Underground).
  13. Could you play Call of Cthulhu with them? Nowadays someone somewhere WILL be offended... so where to draw the line? And regardless of what's in the rulebook, the stuff that gets to the table is up to you... you are the ultimate filter.
  14. Chasing after kiddie money with 'safe' content is more likely to lead to a bland product that won't attract much interest, from the kiddies or anyone else. Or are you thinking 'Supers' are inherently a kid-oriented topic? Also, given the stuff kids are experiencing in their video games, which their parents and grandparents buy for them... how likely is it that any supers RPG going to be more egregiously violent?
  15. Yeah, have that and read it. What I've heard so far about the upcoming game is quite promising actually... that it is fully compatible with Mythras and will allow for a variety tweaks to let people fit it to their tastes.
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