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17 minutes ago, Martell Spy said:

How do you get around players abusing rest mechanics to heal up and get spells/etc then?

I should be more specific here, I think. Wandering monsters are fine, but random encounters are what I'm talking about here. IE rolling on a table to determine what they encounter.

Sometimes, very rarely, I'll use random encounters, but usually only when players do something stupid or spend too much time dicking around in a dangerous area. Or I'll have a "random" encounter to show them what sorts of creatures are living in an area.

But yea, wandering monsters, good. Random encounters, blech.

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A couple of years back, a company was set up calling itself "TSR" (the name of the company that created D&D in 1974 and was discontinued in 2000 after being bought out by Wizards of the Coast) and announced it was launching a new edition of the 1980s Star Frontiers SF game. The company immediately declared that it would be doing "old-school" gaming as if that was some kind of revelation (the OSR movement being at least 22 years old at this point and, for the most part, not trash).

Wizards of the Coast, who own both the TSR trademark and copyright to Star Frontiers, seem to have watched this unfold bemusedly whilst sending C&D letters behind the scenes. Then they actually got their hands on a playtest copy of Star Frontiers and immediately called in Hasbro's legal department to drop a massive nuclear bomb of legal action on the project. The preliminary filing is over 100 pages long.

The actual playtest has now leaked and wow:

The filing thread is crazy on its own:

 

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Two hours of playing Arkham Horror at Chicon8 was enough to reignite my desire for more table top gaming.

I've been trying to get back into The Lord of the Rings LCG, since you can play solo, but wow is it difficult. I only have the original core set. I know there is revised core set, but a lot of expansions seem to be out of print, so I'm not sure if it's worth pursuing.

In the meantime, I decided to expand my cards for A Game of Thrones LCG 2nd edition, which also has a lot of out of print sets, but I was able to find a decent amount of sets on Amazon. 

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I've never played D&D (though I rolled a character for a game in uni that never got started) and don't know where in the UK this castle is, but an actor acquaintance (recently wrapped his part in Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon) is DMing this:

I don't know much about it, figured it would be of interest here though.

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39 minutes ago, SpaceChampion said:

I've never played D&D (though I rolled a character for a game in uni that never got started) and don't know where in the UK this castle is, but an actor acquaintance (recently wrapped his part in Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon) is DMing this:

I don't know much about it, figured it would be of interest here though.

Gotta say, i dislike this dude. "All of the LA DMs". Get fucked bro. 

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