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Der Rote Baron last won the day on April 29 2015

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About Der Rote Baron

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    playing and collecting roleplaying games, painting miniatures, history in general


  • RPG Biography
    Started with D&D Red Box in 1983 and play regularly with my first group since then, meeting almost every weekend. Played CoC first in 1985 and RQ in 1988. Most BRP games I played are (in that order) CoC, Stormbringer/ Elric! and RQ 3. Superhero rpg have a special place in my heart (since I started to play Champions/ HERO in 1989) although I do not play them anymore.
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    Savage World of Solomon Kane (gm), Realms of Cthulhu (gm), Castles & Crusades (pl), Star Wars D20 (pl)
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  1. Der Rote Baron

    Crazy Clockwork Contraptions

    Infernality gets creepier every day.
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    Crazy Clockwork Contraptions

    No, it is BLASPHEMY! Burn the heretic I say! And I implore each and any good Puritan Catholic to join me in my rightful couse or action to say Nay! and put the sinner on the stake! This is so wrong for King and Commonwealth alike.
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    Call of Cthulhu Starter Edition

    Very nice indeed! I am sure as hell getting the box when it hits the shops faster than I can say Nyarlothop ... Nylarthopop ... HASTUR!
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    French And Indian War. (7 years war)

    Same here. Let the drums roll! A scenario from the French perspective would also be very welcome - but only after the "Heat of the Summer".
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    Teaching is an immensely difficult skill that only the most sophisticated members of any society, current or historical, could even dream of meddling in. Only the cream of this elite could really teach and accomplish all the astonishing feats and wonders we gratefully and full of awe associate with the almost magical art of teaching. Yes, I am a teacher in real life. Why do you ask?
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    Orlanth the Abuser

    Nobody is forcing anybody to like everything all the time.. Nor would I assume too much before anybody has said anything. Why shouldn't a female player think like a Gloranthan woman about Orlanth? Either "Well, but he does protect us all from Chaos" or "What an effing jerk! I stick with Barbester Gor!" or something in between. And then: It is a myth in a GAME! And nobody (as far as I understand even in the game myth) thinks that Orlanth did something moraly outshining. Basically, he was a God-Jerk On Parade. But a god. Our God. Mighty and Strong. And he defends us against Chaos and stuff! Nuff said.
  7. Hi Peter,

    thanks for the PDF!

    Cheers! Thorsten

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    2. doomedpc


      Sure thing, I'm heading out to work now, but I'll send them later tonight or tomorrow. :)

    3. doomedpc
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      Der Rote Baron

      Super! 👍 :) Thanks a million!


  8. Der Rote Baron

    Calling All Heroes!

    Curious title for a Superhero Supplement. Agony and extasy are not really the emotions that pop up in my mind when someone says "superher rpg". Care to elaborate for curious me what that is all about? BTW: POD on Lulu is already possible - just ordered mine.
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    The Koln Machinations is out now as a PDF.

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    Starter Set: Cthulhu RPG Mini's

    Way to go, Chaosium! Nice price, everything you need, including dice, in a box. That's the way to get new people into the roleplaying hobby. Even the advertising text ist great (bold by me): "Players take on the role of investigators of mysteries, uncovering dark secrets, encountering strange monsters, and thwarting sinister cults. Together, you and your friends create and develop a story in which each of your characters plays a leading role, which could be foiling some dastardly plot or stopping horrors from beyond space and time! Roleplaying gaming is a social pastime. Everyone works together in a team, each playing an investigator character. One player runs the game—the Keeper of Arcane Lore—who referees the game and presents the story and adventure plots to the other players. Think of it a bit like acting in a drama, but where there isn’t a script. Dice and the rules of the game determine the success or failure for your character’s actions—all while you are propelled into dramatic and nerve-tingling situations! The emphasis is on having fun." That is, in easy and accessible language, what roleplaying is all about: A make-believe-pastime with friends (and dice). No beating around the bush, no "let me explain the arcane mistery of role-playing" that only makes people go "Woot?" My congrats and: IÄÄH! Cthulhu Ftagn!
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    Just how big is Massachusetts, anyway?

    Nope, I am the equivalent of a Yinzer. And if I come to the US (quite regularly actually) yinz fahnd me dahntahn aht or uptahn in Oaklan'. Love the burgh!
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    Just how big is Massachusetts, anyway?

    You are right (I checked): There is one in Essen, one in Dortmund and one in Oberhausen. That is THREE in an area with about 5,5 million people in the Ruhr. Then there are another three in Cologne and another one in DĂĽsseldorf. That is a whopping SIX in the biggest state of Germany (close to 18 million people). One for every 3 million. Berlin has 12. In the rest of East and Central Germany are another 2. "Everywhere" then seems to be defined as "not where I or most Germans live". Or in other word: Berlin is not Germany. BTW: Sorry for all that Dunkin' Donut in Germany-talk, y'all. Ends now.
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    Just how big is Massachusetts, anyway?

    The Ruhrgebiet isn't dunkin' at all. Then, there aren't any US bases here either and we are also shy of any seizable number of American ex-pats. That is most likely the answer. Don't think that you find any in Brandenburg either.
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    Strange bedfellows

    That wasn't a "wolf", that was my great-granduncle Wolfgang Ludolf Adolf von Rot-Wolfen - and he had a well-known medical condition. Show a little more concern and sympathy here for the moon-struck and skin-change-challenged, please! They aren't animals, you know. The other person you mention was Graf Wolfram Wladimir Vuksin von Blutlach-Tzemiscice (from the Romanian branch of the family) - who also suffered suffers from a medical condition: a rare form of hemophilia. The former House von Lichtenstein should have known better to invite both to their castle on a full-moon night. I think it was some kind of a collective suicide-by-... something.
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    Strange bedfellows

    That wood-cut is totally misleading and taken fully out of context! That is not some male witch but my ancestor Freiherr Wilhelm Herminius von Rot trying to joust after some villainous scoundrel took off with his warhorse, armor and lance. But Wilhelm still tried to win and mounted his trusty dog Flappy and participated nonetheless and came in second in the Inter-Reich Jousting and Open Melee Competition of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation of 1479! Without armor, lance and horse! Hah! - take that von Lichtenstein! I am hopping mad and outraged that this most worthy sportsman, a gallant light in the world of tournamental enterprise, is villified as a witch! That his dog was flying and that it shot fiery ball from its eyes was NOT the main reason he won and had NOTHING to do with witchery - the dog was of the rare breed of Flying Fireballing Hellish Shepherds that were quite well known and not uncommon in the area of the Reich that the von Rots come from - Blut-Höllstein am Teufel. And I still stand by the verdict of my ancestors that burning Wilhelm at the stake after the sports-event had not so much to do with "witchery" but with envy that he came in second (yes, von Lichtensteins - SECOND without a horse!).