Steve Jackson Games - Site Navigation
Home General Info Follow Us Search Illuminator Store Forums What's New Other Games Ogre GURPS Munchkin Our Games: Home

Go Back   Steve Jackson Games Forums > Roleplaying > Roleplaying in General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2017, 10:27 AM   #801
RyanW
 
RyanW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southeast NC
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anaraxes View Post
Doesn't Sleep rarely makes sense to me on an individual basis. Seems like more the sort of thing that might show up on a species template (which puts it even more under GM control). But not just popping up at random on the character sheet of any Joe Munchkin planning for the long term, like the 3e Eidetic Memory.
Doesn't Sleep seems appropriate for a ascetic monk in an appropriately mystical setting, and for the exact reason of getting more time to study. The topics studied (the mysteries of the universe and the inner self) might not be much use to a typical adventurer, though, unless they support magical powers.
__________________
RyanW
This year I'm taking part in a classic American Christmas tradition. I'm rowing across the Delaware and taking the Hessian troops quartered in Trenton by surprise.
RyanW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2017, 10:20 PM   #802
WaterAndWindSpirit
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

535. Not allowed to draw inspiration for a villain from an erotic blog.
535a. Not even if it makes sense for the setting. Even if a rogue wizard/sorcerer/psion could definitely misuse the powers that are already in the core book.
535b. Not allowed another villain abusing Touch of Idiocy and Feeblemind.

Last edited by WaterAndWindSpirit; 05-20-2017 at 07:47 AM.
WaterAndWindSpirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2017, 02:17 PM   #803
Donovan
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Houston
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

Quote:
Originally Posted by WaterAndWindSpirit View Post
535. Not allowed to draw inspiration for a villain from an erotic blog.
535a. Not even if it makes sense for the setting. Even if a rogue wizard/sorcerer/psion could definitely misuse the powers that are already in the core book.
So, you weren't allowed to put on your robe and wizard hat?
Donovan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 01:22 PM   #804
WaterAndWindSpirit
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

536 I am forbidden to ever again have characters recycle songs as motivational speeches.
536a Yes, this still applies no matter how much of a geek my character is, no matter how in character it would be for them. Punishment will be having one member of the audience ask her "Wasn't your speech a song from RWBY?", and a hefty penalty to the roll to motivate the people since she "obviously isn't taking the motivational speech thing seriously".
537 I am to stop having my character create temporary aliases respecting the Color Rule. No, "she's a RWBY fan" is not an excuse. Someone will eventually notice that all of her aliases are color related and pass the word to the evil minions.
WaterAndWindSpirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 02:43 PM   #805
L.J.Steele
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

[GURPS Space run -- colonists from doomed world settle two plants in the same system, one has recently suffered a massive, unexplained disaster and is essentially lifeless, but terraformable. The other is lovely, if it weren't for the scary-dangerous indigenous life. Then we made a discovery last session...]

537. Not allowed to ask our other colony if they want to trade planets.

538. Not allowed to plot to steal the least-used colony ship (currently in mothballs) to take it out to the asteroid belt and form a free-nation of belters.
538a. Not even if there's not much the remaining colonists could do to stop this -- somebody back home decided none of our ships or vehicles should have hardpoints.

539. Not allowed to ask to surrender to the mysterious entity that's been terraforming our home (the lovely planet) for several thousand years and is in the process of genetically modifying our offspring. [In part because we don't know how to talk to it, or if it even can be talked to or is just an automated program.]

540. Not allowed to leave the samples of mysterious terraforming crystals alone while feeding them energy to see how they work. Two guards on duty at all times.

541a. Not allowed to send the samples of mysterious terraforming crystals that we feed for a bit back to base with the NPCs. They get to stay with us.

541b. Not allowed to intentionally germinate the mysterious plant seed that hatches from an acid-spewing pollinator.

541c. Having ignored the previous rule and planted the seed in a dug-up mix of mysterious terraforming crystals and mysterious genetic altering prions, not allowed to leave it alone, ever.
L.J.Steele is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2017, 08:44 AM   #806
ericthered
Hero of Democracy
 
ericthered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far from the ocean
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.J.Steele View Post
[GURPS Space run -- colonists from doomed world settle two plants in the same system, one has recently suffered a massive, unexplained disaster and is essentially lifeless, but terraformable. The other is lovely, if it weren't for the scary-dangerous indigenous life. Then we made a discovery last session...]

537. Not allowed to ask our other colony if they want to trade planets.

538. Not allowed to plot to steal the least-used colony ship (currently in mothballs) to take it out to the asteroid belt and form a free-nation of belters.
538a. Not even if there's not much the remaining colonists could do to stop this -- somebody back home decided none of our ships or vehicles should have hardpoints.

539. Not allowed to ask to surrender to the mysterious entity that's been terraforming our home (the lovely planet) for several thousand years and is in the process of genetically modifying our offspring. [In part because we don't know how to talk to it, or if it even can be talked to or is just an automated program.]

540. Not allowed to leave the samples of mysterious terraforming crystals alone while feeding them energy to see how they work. Two guards on duty at all times.

541a. Not allowed to send the samples of mysterious terraforming crystals that we feed for a bit back to base with the NPCs. They get to stay with us.

541b. Not allowed to intentionally germinate the mysterious plant seed that hatches from an acid-spewing pollinator.

541c. Having ignored the previous rule and planted the seed in a dug-up mix of mysterious terraforming crystals and mysterious genetic altering prions, not allowed to leave it alone, ever.
Your group is boring. when does the plot actually start?
__________________
Worlds Beyond Earth -- my blog
ericthered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2017, 11:45 PM   #807
tshiggins
 
tshiggins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericthered View Post
Your group is boring. when does the plot actually start?
What he said. I mean, all the stuff that could lead to dramatic story-telling is forbidden. :p
__________________
--
MXLP:9 [JD=1, DK=1, DM-M=1, M(FAW)=1, SS=2, Nym=1 (nose coffee), sj=1 (nose cocoa), Maz=1]
"Some days, I just don't know what to think." -Daryl Dixon.
tshiggins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 06:32 AM   #808
L.J.Steele
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

Quote:
Originally Posted by tshiggins View Post
What he said. I mean, all the stuff that could lead to dramatic story-telling is forbidden. :p
There's the whole trying to survive while not being the crew of the Promethius. We've got about 6,000 humans, a couple hundred sentient AI 'bots, resource issues trying to maintain our TL, hostile native life, a currently neutral empire of psionic bugs that tried to wipe us out on sight but have been persuaded to prickly coexistence, and now we find out that the whole planet's being terraformed (including us) by an unknown party. One seriously stupid move on our part (the exploration/contact team) and we could get the colony killed or destroy irreplaceable resources with the same effect over a long term.

The swapping planets or bugging out to the belt option was floated (tho not very seriously) given how deep the crap is getting. Various experiments with the mysterious crystals were mooted, and done, but with comments about "yes, I've seen that movie" as precautions were taken. Sadly, so far the mysterious crystals haven't made an overt move.
L.J.Steele is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 07:34 AM   #809
tshiggins
 
tshiggins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.J.Steele View Post
There's the whole trying to survive while not being the crew of the Promethius. We've got about 6,000 humans, a couple hundred sentient AI 'bots, resource issues trying to maintain our TL, hostile native life, a currently neutral empire of psionic bugs that tried to wipe us out on sight but have been persuaded to prickly coexistence, and now we find out that the whole planet's being terraformed (including us) by an unknown party. One seriously stupid move on our part (the exploration/contact team) and we could get the colony killed or destroy irreplaceable resources with the same effect over a long term.

The swapping planets or bugging out to the belt option was floated (tho not very seriously) given how deep the crap is getting. Various experiments with the mysterious crystals were mooted, and done, but with comments about "yes, I've seen that movie" as precautions were taken. Sadly, so far the mysterious crystals haven't made an overt move.
Okay. I sit corrected.
__________________
--
MXLP:9 [JD=1, DK=1, DM-M=1, M(FAW)=1, SS=2, Nym=1 (nose coffee), sj=1 (nose cocoa), Maz=1]
"Some days, I just don't know what to think." -Daryl Dixon.
tshiggins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2017, 10:45 AM   #810
L.J.Steele
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Default Re: Another 2000 Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do In An RPG

Quote:
Originally Posted by tshiggins View Post
Okay. I sit corrected.
Did I mention that we've asked our sister planet (colony of about 2,000, most still in freeze tubes during terraforming to make what was the nicer planet in the system before we went on the 100 year sleeper ship journey back into something habitable.) to see if they have signs of the mysterious crystals? One of the working theories is that someone was running terraforming experiments on both planets and the other one is lifeless either because of a malfunction or by a failsafe.

It's much less action and much more slow-burn ratcheting of tension. The solider and the doctor on the contact/explore team have standing orders that there are NO acceptable losses -- keep the team and the colony alive, whatever that takes.
L.J.Steele is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Fnords are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.