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mrcompletely, (edited )
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Miniatures for the Star Fleet Battles . Guaranteed to infuriate purists

hpkomic,
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Does anyone know of any good RPGs that dip into
themes and aesthetics? I want to find a game to DM for my group.

SKleefeld,
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@hpkomic I feel that any TTRPG can slide into the slasher theme without much effort. "It's a baking RPG! I don't even have a stamina stat!" 😆

hpkomic,
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@SKleefeld Oh I am sure I could run a 5E slasher game or whatever, but I am more interested in seeing what gameplay systems exist, especially if they are designed around the concept.

isaackuo,
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Truncated Octahedron tiling

You know cubes tile space. You may know rhombic dodecahedrons tile space. But did you know truncated octahedrons tile space?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitruncated_cubic_honeycomb

Each cell has 14 neighbors, either (2,0,0) away or (1,1,1) away. These are almost the same distance away (only 15% different).

One advantage is that it works intuitively with cube facings - you can move directly in the 6 cube directions.

Another advantage is it maps well to graph paper ...

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isaackuo,
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... The valid positions are either all even coordinates or all odd coordinates.

So, your graph paper has a scale of 2 for each line. You can either be on an intersection (all even coordinates) or on a square center (all odd coordinates).

Either way, movement is intuitive. Either move 2 in an orthogonal direction, or (1,1,1) in a diagonal direction.

I'd say this all compares favorably with the better known rhombic dodecahedron tiling.

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johncarlosbaez,
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@isaackuo - what a conincidence! This week my friend Mike Fourman has been using a 3d printer to create truncated octahedra, then using these to tile space. They're really cute.

minx,
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Hmmmm... :thinknyan:

minx,
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minx,
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pierose,
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Are there any particular games that are actually affordable to get into, or preferably even 3D-printer available?

pierose,
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I've been looking at but that's prohibitively expensive - was my second choice and seems a lot more reasonable, but I'd still like to check around.

ubi,
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@pierose Battletech is a good choice if you don't want large armies, you can play most games with 10-12 miniatures.

bundeskater, German
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Frage an die Bubble (wenn es sowas hier gibt). Hat wer von Euch einen selbstgebauten Spieletisch?

Mein Eßtisch wird mir zu klein und das dauernde wegräumen bervt auch ein wenig.

Ursu,
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kennon,
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Anyone on Mastodon I should follow for Star Wars Unlimited stuff?

jayafrica,
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Amost missed posting for National GM Day, March 4th!

Whether you're running the world's most popular RPG, a scrappy indie gem, or a system of your own devising, may your tables be full of good times and memorable moments spent with friends old and new. Thanks for keeping our hobby thriving.

Take a point of inspiration, benny, fate point, hero point, adversity token, what have you!

anjune,
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So in the Mage: The Ascension setting, as in the other World of Darkness settings, the “sleepers” are largely unaware of magic or that the technology that trickles down from the vastly more advanced technocracy is really the current reality-compatible paradigm of magic… which makes me wonder: what about people who, like in the real world, study and practice magic even though it does not have reality-altering effects and only directly affects the practitioner’s state of mind? Do the Traditions belittle them? Do they try to discourage them from drawing attention to magic? Do they see them as future hopefuls that should be encouraged so that they might one day “awaken”?

I only have one book… the 1994 GURPSified one

anjune,
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@RogerBW Not sure where that’s coming from now

RogerBW,
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@anjune Everybody thinks they have the answer and all that's needed to make the world perfect is for everyone else to follow their way of doing things. It's not actual race racism, it's mage racism, we are simply better than you and if you disagree you are wrong. Same with vampires, same with werewolves, etc.

Of course you don't have to play that way but that's definitely the attitude the original books take.

carceri, French
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Does anyone have any hobby channels to suggest?

toplesstopics,
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I just ordered my own copy of this game after playing it at a night at our local gaming bar and really enjoying it. I tend to play a lot more video games than board games because the learning curve is so steep for so many and it's hard not to feel flustered or embarrassed trying to remember so many complicated rules, especially while playing with either someone else who is as clueless as you are, or someone who's an expert at that game and tired of having to re-explain the rules to you. But this game is a nice balance of "complicated enough to provide a fresh experience each time" and "not so complicated you'll get stressed out trying to learn all the rules." The artwork is also super cute, especially for a lover like me!

https://us.thecityofkings.com/collections/our-games/products/the-isle-of-cats

kitclaw,
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@toplesstopics I keep meaning to try this one!

I find I have to watch a YouTube video on games before I play them (the complicated ones at least) or I just get frustrated

toplesstopics,
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@kitclaw yeeeah I keep telling myself I will but then I dont get around to it, lol. Most of the new games I've been introduced to are through the board game nights at the bar. Some of the dudes that go there will bring massive tote bags with like 20+ board games in it...seriously, lol. But if you can get to the bar early enough to join a game while it's forming, in general they're pretty friendly about inviting new players.

mdmrn,

I just failed my will save, I can't resist you.

mdmrn,

I rolled a nat 20 on my initiative babe, how you doing?

amadeus,
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The current status of the of my . The (s) and the cabling for the (s) are still to be done. But soon after that, I plan to ceremoniously run to the system for the first time. 🥳
I already have a 1000 watt setup to intercept (s) that have become more frequent recently. We may have to invest in a system in the future. 🤔 (s)

amadeus,
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@bste Oh, thank you so much! 🫶 I so look forward to be making music in that space soon. ✨🌟

bste,
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@amadeus phenominal! great colors and tons of space, but of course you already know that! love!

GWU_Deutschland,
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Another day another round of ...

This time it's the world that see jobs being cut just a few days before the holidays. owner axes one fifth of their workforce. Ghoulish behavior for a toy and games producer which is going to rake in big bucks during the holiday season.

https://www.dicebreaker.com/topics/layoffs/news/wizards-of-the-coast-owner-hasbro-lays-off-1100-staff-before-christmas

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