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on: September 15, 2018, 08:27:55 AM
DriveThruRPG is having a World of Darkness sale right now. Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition pdf is only $7.50US.

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Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 09:10:41 AM
that's a pretty good deal if you're a WOD fan

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Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 10:20:19 PM
Tunnels & Trolls, Pendragon, and others on the Humble Bundle right now

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/TunnelsAndTrolls

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Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 06:42:52 AM
<mutter mutter mutter>

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Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 08:14:51 AM
Tunnels & Trolls, Pendragon, and others on the Humble Bundle right now

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/TunnelsAndTrolls

Dammit, Brant...

purchased...the full version too...solo dungeon crawling has an appeal I must admit



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Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 10:24:11 AM
 Any of you actually play T&T before? Looks interesting. Trying to read a bit of the rules but can't spend too much time on it today unfortunately.



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Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 10:45:06 AM
Any of you actually play T&T before? Looks interesting. Trying to read a bit of the rules but can't spend too much time on it today unfortunately.


81-89 or so.  Not for a long time since then tho

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Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 02:23:10 PM
I've heard of the game, but not much. I had no idea it was that old until I saw the publish date on some of them (1981 on one, 2017 on another). That kind of longevity speaks volumes.

Also that there's a LOT of solo modules, which is awesome. And that many are authored by Michael Stackpole.



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Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 02:28:12 PM
I've heard of the game, but not much. I had no idea it was that old until I saw the publish date on some of them (1981 on one, 2017 on another). That kind of longevity speaks volumes.

Also that there's a LOT of solo modules, which is awesome. And that many are authored by Michael Stackpole.


T&T was basically the second FRPG...  ever.


The designer has been well-chronicled in the way in which is 'borrowed' from D&D and why he changed the things he did.  The original localized self-published version was '75, I think.


There was a big push in the early- and mid-80s to make it the D&D alternative, and then 2nd Ed just crushed it underfoot.


The other problem T&T had was that it was never sufficiently differentiated from D&D the way RuneQuest was, where it never had the depth of the world that Glorantha had, and the class-and-level system was too similar to D&D.

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Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 02:37:21 PM
I'm seeing the similarities, but there's intriguing differences, such as spending adventure points to increase stats.



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Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 04:35:35 PM
Had a friend in HS who kept trying to get us to play T&T, but could never drag us away from DnD. We probably should have tried it; it looked pretty good.

I actually don't really like games.

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Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 07:50:43 PM
A Gary Gygax documentary has hit Kickstarter



I'm sure the most recent Mrs Gygax will try to extract her pound of flesh with another "woe is me" tale about how no one respects her as the keeper of Gary's memory, but let's hope not

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Reply #12 on: October 30, 2018, 06:26:23 AM
Bundle of Holding has Cthulhu Bundle of Tentacles 5 up. Where's airboy to guide us?  :whistle:

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Reply #13 on: October 30, 2018, 12:07:07 PM

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Reply #14 on: October 31, 2018, 06:16:08 AM
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My wife says "your retirement is close, quit buying stuff!".

"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
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"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
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