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Title: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on September 01, 2017, 06:29:14 PM
UPDATE:  Next Game 1/20/18 @ 3pm eastern.

We have settled on Gamma World - old school style.  We are playing a mix of 1e and 2e with a bit of Metamorphosis Alpha thrown in.  They are all so very compatible anyway, it just makes sense to strip mine the three for all the best bits.

Drop in and join us.  Gamma World is a pretty fun game, but it is very old school, in that it can be unbalanced and harsh.  Your character can die easily, and it is rules lite - ridiculously so*.  If you are up for that kind of experience then come on by!

*1e GW has 3 pages devoted to combat and adventuring - half of which is charts.



OK - A while back I mentioned an interest in running a Roll20 game for folks who were interested.  At the time I proposed running Storm King's Thunder.  Well the time has come.  I feel good enough about Roll20 that I think I can run a game.

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Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: HighPockets on September 02, 2017, 11:56:38 AM
OK, I haven't played D&D since I was 12 with the 2nd edition. What do I need in order to get up to speed to join in? I think I'm in but I feel like I am more of a newbie now than I was at 12 with this whole online thing.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on September 02, 2017, 12:12:02 PM
Lessee.  To get up to speed on 5e I'd read the free rules pdf. (http://media.wizards.com/2014/downloads/dnd/playerdndbasicrules_v0.2.pdf)  5e is pretty rules lite, and very GM deferent, which harkens back to 2nd edition.  Which means there is a lot of Gm ruling at the table, and hopefully the GM going with the "Rule of Cool".  Don't worry about on-line play.  There is a learning curve, but after one and a half sessions, I felt comfortable enough with what was going on.  There is an online play tutorial (https://wiki.roll20.net/Getting_Started_Players) to push you a bit out the learning curve if you have the time.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: arthwollipot on September 03, 2017, 09:23:57 PM
I really want to say that I'd be down for this, but my record at keeping up with online games is not good.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: DG on September 04, 2017, 06:49:57 PM
I like the idea, but I dont know about the time commitment that is necessary - particularly having regard to time zones.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: John Albert on September 05, 2017, 06:11:15 AM
I'm in, if we can work out a schedule.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on September 05, 2017, 05:47:19 PM
OK - As I read up on advice on running Storm Kings Thunder, one thing that keeps cropping up is:  Tell you players that running away is OK, and that they are supposed to be WAY overmatched in the beginning.  Keep that in mind if that kind of play bugs you.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: arthwollipot on September 06, 2017, 04:13:59 AM
OK - As I read up on advice on running Storm Kings Thunder, one thing that keeps cropping up is:  Tell you players that running away is OK, and that they are supposed to be WAY overmatched in the beginning.  Keep that in mind if that kind of play bugs you.
I WANT TO HIT IT WITH A STICK!!!
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: John Albert on September 07, 2017, 06:44:07 PM
I slash with my dagger for 1d4 of damage!
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: John Albert on September 10, 2017, 06:24:14 PM
What would you say to running a Gamma World campaign?

I only played GW once as a kid and I recall having a lot of fun with it.

But unfortunately most of our friends were way into the swords and sorcery genre at the time, so it didn't stick.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: arthwollipot on September 10, 2017, 06:30:30 PM
What would you say to running a Gamma World campaign?

I only played GW once as a kid and I recall having a lot of fun with it.

But unfortunately most of our friends were way into the swords and sorcery genre at the time, so it didn't stick.
I have the new edition based on 4e. I've never played it, but it looks like fun.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: John Albert on September 11, 2017, 04:33:08 PM
4e? Ugh.

But I'd be down to play anyway.

I just love playing tabletop RPGs. It'd be nice if we could all get together to play in person. Maybe someday we could all meet at a convention and get a game going...

So yeah, let's set a schedule to play.

I'm available any weekday except Wednesdays and Thursdays, or any days when my Roll20 campaign is going. Sunday could work for me.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on September 11, 2017, 07:11:39 PM
4e? Ugh.

But I'd be down to play anyway.

I just love playing tabletop RPGs. It'd be nice if we could all get together to play in person. Maybe someday we could all meet at a convention and get a game going...

So yeah, let's set a schedule to play.

I'm available any weekday except Wednesdays and Thursdays, or any days when my Roll20 campaign is going. Sunday could work for me.

If I ran Gamma World it would be 1st through 4th Max, but probably 1st.  1st is better for a one shot.  4th is better for a campaign.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: John Albert on September 11, 2017, 07:49:42 PM
Would you rather do D&D or Gamma World?

I'm already involved in 2 D&D games so I'd rather play GW, but I'm fine with either.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on September 11, 2017, 08:09:11 PM
I'd do either.  I'll do what the players want. 
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: Morvis13 on September 11, 2017, 09:16:22 PM
I'd do either.  I'll do what the players want.

will you sing?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on September 12, 2017, 06:03:40 AM
I'd do either.  I'll do what the players want.

will you sing?

I have been bard from singing.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: random poet on September 18, 2017, 12:20:04 PM
I like the idea, but I don't know how many games of D&D I can have at once. Maybe if I quit my job?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on September 18, 2017, 12:31:29 PM
Here is the thing about Gamma World 1st Ed.  It is VERY Theater of the Mind.  There are often no ranges on mutations or weapons.  Movement is ill defined, especially in combat.  Everything is super loosy-goosy as befits a '75 era RPG.  So if we play on Roll20 there will be very little setup - especially since I won't have character sheets.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: Harry Black on September 18, 2017, 03:40:09 PM
Id love to but I dont know how long my body will tolerate the current game timezone wise!
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: Morvis13 on September 18, 2017, 03:47:13 PM
Id love to but I dont know how long my body will tolerate the current game timezone wise!

We like abusing your body.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: Harry Black on September 18, 2017, 06:22:55 PM
Id love to but I dont know how long my body will tolerate the current game timezone wise!

We like abusing your body.
And I like having it abused.
But people are starting to ask questions...
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: arthwollipot on September 19, 2017, 03:38:31 AM
You know, I really really hate the term "theatre of the mind". Where I come from, we just call that "roleplaying".
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: John Albert on September 19, 2017, 09:56:23 AM
You know, I really really hate the term "theatre of the mind". Where I come from, we just call that "roleplaying".

I take "Theater of the Mind" to mean pure talking with very few, if any visual aids.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: John Albert on September 19, 2017, 09:58:06 AM
How do you guys feel about Top Secret? We were talking about that on Discord last weekend.

I think that could be a lot of fun. Played it a couple times as a kid.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: Morvis13 on September 19, 2017, 10:31:28 AM
I played it once and it wasn't that great for me. I'd give it another try. We did have the SkeptiFate game that felt kind of like top secret.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: John Albert on September 19, 2017, 10:52:40 AM
I'm fine with whatever we choose to play. 
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: arthwollipot on September 24, 2017, 02:55:44 AM
You know, I really really hate the term "theatre of the mind". Where I come from, we just call that "roleplaying".

I take "Theater of the Mind" to mean pure talking with very few, if any visual aids.
It means "without miniatures". I've never used miniatures for any of my games. I've played one or two games that used them in a loose, casual sort of way, but focusing too much on the miniatures makes it feel to me too much like Warhammer.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind miniatures wargames. But they're not D&D.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: John Albert on September 26, 2017, 01:27:04 PM
When my brother, our friends and I played as kids in the early '80s, our only visual aids were basic paper materials. We'd map the dungeons out in pencil on graph paper, or use a large hex map for outdoors adventures. Later on we started using minis, but we never went in for dungeon tiles or anything like that. Our minis were just a novelty, never a major component of our game play.

But the history of D&D is very much rooted in the wargaming tradition. If you talk to any of the old-timers who played D&D in the 1970s, it actually started out with an emphasis on miniatures.

I've read that the "Theatre of the Mind" style of play was pioneered by some college students from Southern California. According to some accounts, some SoCal D&D groups would even show up dressed in costume.

Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on September 26, 2017, 03:01:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gkibxWr0DY
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: arthwollipot on September 26, 2017, 06:45:23 PM
When my brother, our friends and I played as kids in the early '80s, our only visual aids were basic paper materials. We'd map the dungeons out in pencil on graph paper, or use a large hex map for outdoors adventures. Later on we started using minis, but we never went in for dungeon tiles or anything like that. Our minis were just a novelty, never a major component of our game play.

But the history of D&D is very much rooted in the wargaming tradition. If you talk to any of the old-timers who played D&D in the 1970s, it actually started out with an emphasis on miniatures.

I've read that the "Theatre of the Mind" style of play was pioneered by some college students from Southern California. According to some accounts, some SoCal D&D groups would even show up dressed in costume.
Playing in costume is an old tradition, still carried forward to today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EjmO4cN3-U

The idea of gaming as a public performance is a new one, though. And I kind of like it and would like to break into that field someday.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on October 01, 2017, 08:12:04 PM
Join the game here:

https://app.roll20.net/join/2562517/KMmmKg
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: Morvis13 on October 14, 2017, 11:41:56 PM
I tried looking for a character sheet and they are all read only. :(
set me up and I'll roll something up.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: Morvis13 on November 02, 2017, 02:52:06 PM
since John can't make our friday d&d game can we spend some time setting me up in gamma world?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on November 02, 2017, 03:49:03 PM
since John can't make our friday d&d game can we spend some time setting me up in gamma world?

Sure!
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: DG on November 02, 2017, 08:07:04 PM
I'm still looking but missed the expected time commitment
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on November 03, 2017, 12:48:17 AM
I'd like to start early.  Say 7pm EST.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: Morvis13 on November 03, 2017, 08:04:08 AM
I might be closer to 7:30 but join as soon a i can.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on November 03, 2017, 08:14:45 PM
I'm still looking but missed the expected time commitment

Maybe I misunderstood, did you mean how much time per week?  If so we are talking about 4-5 hours a week playtime.  We are in the game now rolling up characters.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: DG on November 03, 2017, 09:13:53 PM
I'm still looking but missed the expected time commitment

Maybe I misunderstood, did you mean how much time per week?  If so we are talking about 4-5 hours a week playtime.  We are in the game now rolling up characters.
Yeah time pers week and looking at time zones.

I always stuff time zones.


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Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: Morvis13 on November 03, 2017, 09:22:09 PM
How about now? join us now.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on November 17, 2017, 09:33:08 AM
It doesn't look like John's Game is a go for Friday night.  So we are rolling up Gamma World characters tonight for this game.  Starting at 7pm EST.  I'll post this in the Roll20 thread as well.

https://app.roll20.net/join/2562517/KMmmKg
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all
Post by: PANTS! on December 09, 2017, 01:34:38 PM

Playing again this afternoon for all interested, starting at 3pm EST on Sat 12/9/17.

https://app.roll20.net/join/2562517/KMmmKg


Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on December 10, 2017, 01:31:49 PM
UPDATE:  Next Game 12/16/17 @ 3pm eastern.

We still have room for one or two more, so if you want to join, just ask, and I'll get your character set up in time for the next session.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: arthwollipot on December 11, 2017, 02:36:23 AM
I'd love to. I used to adore Gamma World back in the day, but I don't think I can reliably attend given timezone shenanigans.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on January 19, 2018, 07:57:49 AM
OK.  We are playing Sat at 3PM.  I updated the op.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on January 19, 2018, 08:25:17 AM
Should be there but only have a couple hours.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on January 19, 2018, 10:10:03 AM
Should be there but only have a couple hours.

Ditto.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: John Albert on January 19, 2018, 01:16:26 PM
At least we might be able to wrap up the present encounter.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on January 19, 2018, 05:50:31 PM
At least we might be able to wrap up the present encounter.
im gonna need a refresher. :)
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: John Albert on January 20, 2018, 06:07:28 PM
Well that was fun. We've stumbled upon a game-breaker that's somewhat akin to the infamous "Druid casts Conjure Woodland Beings to make Pixies who then Polymorph the entire party into T-Rexes" hack in D&D 5e, but even worse because we can also duplicate ourselves.

So we ended up turning 2 party members into 13 giant lizards to deal with a fairly low-level party of foes.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on January 31, 2018, 05:12:44 PM
Working towards 3pm on Sat.  Whatcha'll think?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: John Albert on January 31, 2018, 09:09:47 PM
Unfortunately, this Saturday won't work for me.

Maybe Friday evening, considering Simon can't do D&D.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on January 31, 2018, 10:34:09 PM
I'd be up for friday.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on February 01, 2018, 11:23:38 AM
Friday is good too.  Just would like to hear from DG about that.

Lets say 6pm EST?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on February 01, 2018, 11:30:34 AM
might be closer to 7 for me but can't wait.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on February 01, 2018, 11:45:49 AM
I am almost never available before 9pm on Fridays. That's my night with my daughter. I'll see if she's interested in seeing how the game is played though. There is no chance of me joining before 730pm, however.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on February 01, 2018, 11:52:39 AM
I'll just carry you around then.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: DG on February 01, 2018, 05:18:17 PM
I'll dod everything in my power to make sure I am up ant at-em at that ungodly hour of the morning
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on February 01, 2018, 06:34:19 PM
We are go for Friday.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on February 08, 2018, 04:54:22 PM
OK - are we ready to Go again on Sat 2/10 at 3pm?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on February 09, 2018, 07:39:53 AM
Don't think I'll make it unless plans change. Sorry.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on February 09, 2018, 07:59:16 AM
Can you make a different time?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on February 09, 2018, 08:17:22 AM
possibly the Evening. I'm good for sunday.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on February 09, 2018, 10:08:36 AM
Sunday afternoon is better for me too.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on February 09, 2018, 10:39:38 AM
OK - Sunday puts DG out of the game tho.   

Any other times?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on February 10, 2018, 11:51:53 PM
After Sunday my next time is Tuesday 3pm+.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on February 16, 2018, 09:13:45 AM
Setting a time on Sat 2/17/18 @ 3pm

Does that work for y'all?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on February 16, 2018, 09:14:51 AM
earlier if possible. I'm in.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on February 17, 2018, 07:56:10 AM
Change of plans for me.  Can't be online until evening.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on February 17, 2018, 08:05:43 AM
I'm available after 3pm.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on February 17, 2018, 11:00:49 AM
OK.  Lets set it for 6 pm.  If I don't hear from DG or John A in that time, I may have to call it off.  I  would want at least 3 of you.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on February 17, 2018, 05:05:10 PM
OK - it looks like its just the two of you.  So no game today.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on February 17, 2018, 05:15:02 PM
All I can say is that's poopy, PANTS!
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on August 24, 2018, 11:01:49 PM
Bump
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on August 24, 2018, 11:03:16 PM
Yeah lets play this again.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: wastrel on August 25, 2018, 01:18:18 AM
So I might be interested in joining if this gets up and running again...
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on August 25, 2018, 03:04:41 PM
Well then.  I am all for getting it up and running again.  Lets set a time next weekend.  I can't do Sat nite - I run another game then.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on August 25, 2018, 09:55:46 PM
Next weekend is Labour Day, right? I'm at FanExpo on Sunday, but I'll be home all day on Sept 3rd.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on September 12, 2018, 09:41:23 PM
With D&D on a holiday we should spark this up for this weekend.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on September 13, 2018, 06:08:32 PM
I'd be up for that. Have you settled in to the new platform?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on September 13, 2018, 08:20:32 PM
Not ready for the new platform yet.  Not the least of which, I have several maps that I am not going to Port over.

So I am thinking either Fri or Sat.  What works?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on September 13, 2018, 09:22:25 PM
Friday is better for me. 9pm start should be fine. Saturday I'm at a party on a boat cruise. Not sure what time we dock. I'm free in the afternoon, though.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: Morvis13 on September 13, 2018, 10:02:43 PM
Friday, Sat or Sun night at 9 also works for me.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on September 14, 2018, 11:37:22 AM
OK - Wastrel & DG - you still want in?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: wastrel on September 14, 2018, 12:06:27 PM
Saturday night good for me, 9p what time zone?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on September 14, 2018, 12:18:59 PM
Saturday night good for me, 9p what time zone?
EST (GMT -5)

So looks like we are go for Sat night at 9pm Eastern!

Yay!

Wastrel - what kind of character do you want to play?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on September 14, 2018, 12:21:29 PM
I likely won't be home by 9, but I'll join when I can.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on September 14, 2018, 01:17:58 PM
I likely won't be home by 9, but I'll join when I can.

K - we will likely have to create Wastrel's char for a little bit.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: wastrel on September 14, 2018, 03:59:00 PM
Wastrel - what kind of character do you want to play?

going to re-familiarized myself with it tonight, haven't played since high school.  7th Edition?
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on September 14, 2018, 04:20:43 PM
Wastrel - what kind of character do you want to play?

going to re-familiarized myself with it tonight, haven't played since high school.  7th Edition?

No, we are really going old school.  We are playing a mix of 1st and 2nd.  Mainly 1st with lots of good stuff pulled out of 2nd.  7th is a VERY different animal, based on a mish-mash of 4e d&d and a collectable card game. 

BTW, I have some note for taking Gamma World to 5e, but they aren't ready for production yet.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: wastrel on September 14, 2018, 05:11:28 PM
Got it, I'll post a bit later tonight
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: wastrel on September 17, 2018, 10:41:48 PM
Had a blast this weekend, thanks for running the game PANTS!, and great to "meet" Morvis and brilligtove.  Looking forward to continuing this campaign.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on September 17, 2018, 11:21:41 PM
That really was fun. Looks like I was worried about Val's fear of Security Robots. :)
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on September 17, 2018, 11:58:40 PM
Glad you all had fun.  I had a blast too.  Tis a silly game, after all.  Are we on for Friday at 7pm EST?

Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on September 18, 2018, 09:42:02 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/PdEHtTS.jpg)
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on September 18, 2018, 02:40:54 PM
Glad you all had fun.  I had a blast too.  Tis a silly game, after all.  Are we on for Friday at 7pm EST?

My earliest time to play on Friday is usually 9pm EST, but I should be able to start early this week. There will be a break between 8 and 8:30 while I get Kidzilla to bed, however.
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: PANTS! on September 18, 2018, 04:39:57 PM
Glad you all had fun.  I had a blast too.  Tis a silly game, after all.  Are we on for Friday at 7pm EST?

My earliest time to play on Friday is usually 9pm EST, but I should be able to start early this week. There will be a break between 8 and 8:30 while I get Kidzilla to bed, however.

No problem!  I look forward to it!
Title: Re: New Roll20 Game With Y'all - Old School GAMMA WORLD
Post by: brilligtove on September 18, 2018, 05:56:03 PM
...and I'm an idiot. I was thinking, "Mom's here Friday, so she can take care of Kidzilla!"

Mom is here on Friday because I'm hosting a BBQ for a bunch of family and friends, to celebrate my sister's birthday and my daughter's birthday.

So no, I will most definitely NOT be available at 7. 9PM will be the earliest, and I may be wiped out.

If need be, Val can spend her time clawing at the door in a panic. :)
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Post by: PANTS! on September 18, 2018, 10:46:34 PM
...and I'm an idiot. I was thinking, "Mom's here Friday, so she can take care of Kidzilla!"

Mom is here on Friday because I'm hosting a BBQ for a bunch of family and friends, to celebrate my sister's birthday and my daughter's birthday.

So no, I will most definitely NOT be available at 7. 9PM will be the earliest, and I may be wiped out.

If need be, Val can spend her time clawing at the door in a panic. :)

I am also open to other times.  Sat and Sum will work, with Sun taking priority, if we can start earlier.
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Post by: brilligtove on September 18, 2018, 10:55:44 PM
I can Sun all day, pretty much.
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Post by: PANTS! on September 18, 2018, 11:09:21 PM
I can Sun all day, pretty much.

Lets hear from the rest of ya.  We can do it instead of Church if'n y'all like.
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Post by: brilligtove on September 18, 2018, 11:27:41 PM
instea...

hahahha...

wait, you don't mean "Instead of Saturday morning sex while the kids watch cartoons" do you? 'Cause I will NOT be RPGing on a morning EVER, I think.
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Post by: wastrel on September 18, 2018, 11:34:38 PM
Sunday should be pretty open for me, after my satanic rituals and whatnot.
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Post by: Morvis13 on September 19, 2018, 07:40:04 AM
I'm good for Friday or sunday night. 8ish-9
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Post by: brilligtove on September 21, 2018, 08:58:44 PM
So Sunday then?
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Post by: PANTS! on September 21, 2018, 09:03:23 PM
Sunday.  Morvis can you make Sun AM?
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Post by: Morvis13 on September 21, 2018, 10:43:56 PM
Let me know the time others are arriving and I should be there.
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Post by: brilligtove on September 21, 2018, 11:36:39 PM
Sunday AM is a rough call for me, but should be possible if there are at least two digits in hours hand.
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Post by: Morvis13 on September 21, 2018, 11:37:53 PM
10-12 would be good for me
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Post by: wastrel on September 21, 2018, 11:39:46 PM
if we can make it closer to 12p EDT I should be able to be on
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Post by: brilligtove on September 21, 2018, 11:53:19 PM
Can you after noon, Morvie?
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Post by: Morvis13 on September 22, 2018, 07:59:23 PM
closer to 1 is good for me.
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Post by: brilligtove on September 22, 2018, 08:40:53 PM
I can play for a few hours between 12 and 4, but if I want to stay married I have to also do work around the house in the afternoon. :) 1-4 would work for me, I think.
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Post by: wastrel on September 22, 2018, 09:11:37 PM
sounds good to me
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Post by: PANTS! on September 22, 2018, 09:52:58 PM
Done.
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Post by: brilligtove on September 23, 2018, 01:16:22 PM
These are my raw game notes from our SGW sessions.

2017-12-15
Lay the beads down.

Stench of death. Val covers it a bit.

12 buck being eaten by some terrible plants.

The bridge over the river is in rough shape. Our 800kg Seth is not sure he can cross the bridge. Biggly Biggly (the giant ape guide) .

Val spewed out illusions all over the place: a wall of flame, a gout of meat-stench, a Phoenix erupting from a cloud of dust, an army of skeletons, a cacophony of sound and light and scent encasing the enemy's heads. He shot a few arrows after getting out of the way.

I duplicated Seth to scare off the others.

2017-12-16
From the dead: 15GP, 28 Domars

Injured man. We healed him. He's from Greenborough.
Omega healed him, and he gave us an amulet.
Theta found out it was found 20 years ago in a research facility called "At At".

I figured out that the L shaped device is a pistol that throws darts that are delivered through some gel.

2017-12-21
Shortly after awakening, tied up in a cave, we were given some bad food scraps. We followed the 'person' who fed us (Val ate the food herself) back to a room where 5 of the beasts were. Three were cooking. Two were approaching a weird poster. Val started to heat up those two and their poster, and walked right in to the three making the food. The whole party dove into combat. Val, believing she is essentially invulnerable, is acting like a Tank. Seth had some fresh meat, too.

The others left. Val kept eating, hiding behind the pot when more of the bastards returned. Finally full, she followed them down the tunnel the others moved down. What she walked into was... well the only word is AWESOME. She has no idea how Seth has suddenly become an ARMY of Dino-Death, but there's a dozen of him now! Since she's bringing up the rear, her plan is to start the burninating while creating the illusion that she is actually another 3 Seths, advancing hungrily. :)

2018-01-20
The Badder beasts were pretty shocked to be confronted with 13 versions of the huge dinosaur. I collected some berries, nuts, and dried meats from the dead creatures. Val tried to cook some of them while hiding in an illusion. One of them was able to resist my pyrokinesis.

We escaped to the southeastern edge of a forest. To the East and South there are grasslands and rolling hills.

2018-02-02
The many faces of Seth came back with an artifact that had two rings connected by a band. Night vision goggles. UV and IR spectrum.

The berry dream tells us that the lightning struck tree that fell across our path is pointing the way to salvation. We follow it.

I found a cicada that munstermaster-John used to infiltrate the Joix factory.

2018-09-15
The AI outside the factory wants our help. If we can get rid of the mutants in the factory the AI will help us - food, and maybe other stuff too.

Mosimo (Wastrel) appears - barely, given he's a chameleon - and shows up as trustworthy to Seth and Val. We welcome his help. He wants food at the end of it.

We attack Mme Bukbuk. Seth takes a big bite. Val runs in to unpress the alarm button. Val sees a security robot. Val freaks the fuck out, fleeing against a door for TWENTY DAMN MINUTES.

The AI calms down Val using some sort of sonic animal control techniques at high power.


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Post by: brilligtove on September 23, 2018, 03:22:17 PM
If it's in [square brackets]it's Out Of Character commentary and speculation.

The others move the security robots out of the way, so Val can rejoin them.
Seth (Morvis) collects a rifle from one of his recent meals and heals up. Mosimo (Wastrel) takes a pistol. With Mosi in the lead and Seth in the rear, we use our red swipe card to make our way through several rooms and a hallway. Val can sense several mutant presences nearby - a useful talent for her, given she's nearly blind. The rooms we go through are plastered with the same orange 3-leaf symbol we see on the doors [radiation symbol]. There are signs saying "Radiation Area" too, but we don't know what that mean and we're on a chicken hunt.
 In the NW room we find a machine that has a conveyor belt running through a tube, with a caged chicken on the belt. It isn't moving and doesn't appear to pose an immediate threat. [X-Ray machine?] There's also a nest of glowing green eggs and other weird equipment - but we have mayhem to make, so we save them for later. Val is a bit surprised that Seth is hanging back so much, not realizing how badly hurt he is. [Down to 6hp!]

Mosimo stays in the lead as we head South down a corridor. Sometimes it's helpful to have a nearly invisible beastie on point man. The corridor ends in a door to the South and one one the East wall. Val knows the GMCs are now to the North and a bit East, so Masi goes in.

This small room [4x6m] has two large glass booths on the east wall. Each is labelled Contamination Removal Unit. A nice idea, but based on the dead, skin sloughing off GMC in the south unit, it's not always effective. Also, these things smell pretty good when they're cooked. [Val has a mutation called Increased Metabolism that causes character to spend 25% of each day searching for and consuming food. After every full minute of combat or other strenuous activity she must stop and rest for 30 seconds or pass out for 1d20 minutes.] We are now only 10m south of our targets, so Mosi boldly opens the door in the North wall. He takes fire immediately. The attackers can's see him, but the alarm blared a while ago and the door opened and SHOOT IT!

Masimo ducks into the room to get out of the line of fire. The last room in this little maze has a table with a barely alive GMC on it. A robot is poking around at the chicken, but doesn't seem to be aggressive with it. The other two GMCs are a lot more interesting, given that they are shooting at us.

Val peeks around the corner, to target the GMCs with her pyro. [It does 1d6 cumulative damage each round, but doesn't need an attack roll. Starts out irritating, but after a little while it gets really nasty. She can't use it to it's full potential because of that increased metabolism mutation. After six 10s rounds she has to rest for 30s. The target will be on fire at that point though, so she's not complaining. This stacks nicely with Dual Brain and Duality, which give her an insane four actions per attack turn.] She starts to lightly roast all three GMCs, but the partial cover of the doorway is not enough. The shooters hit her for 12hp of laser damage to the face. While that isn't a fatal hit for her it would have been really really bad. In this case, that's when she finds out that lasers heal her like fire does, and that the excess energy can be directed at a new target. [She had taken 4hp from the AI calming her down last time, so 8hp damage shot toward the GMCs, but fizzled out 3m ahead of her.] With that realization Val's overconfidence kicks into high gear. She pulls her sword and storms the room giggling gleefully like the little girl she is. The GMCs blasts her again, confused and frightened by someone small enough to have trouble holding her weapon. They hit her for a lot of damage, but it bounces again and hammers them both. Now laughing gleefully, Val raises an illusory wall of flame behind her (to cover Seth's entry to the room), and dumps some more pyro into all 3 GMCs.

They die. A moment later the one on the table burst into flame. The robot vet's wild beeping turned into a flat tone, and it retracted into a storage space against the wall.
 
Now that there is no immediate threat, Seth limps in, bleeding and in pain. Val finally notices how hurt he is. She turns to the AI - a camera mounted in the corner - and gives it a thumbs up and a hopeful look. The camera swivels back and forth: no. She points to Seth's wounds next, looking back at the camera with an open handed shrug. It swivels to point at the medical robot, which activates and says, "Next patient."
Seth gets on the table. The robot examines him, but after a few minutes it says he's got "Unknown morphology" and it doesn't do anything. Seth and Masimo look for bandages to at least stop the bleeding. The robot then starts pulling out a bunch of stuff. Val starts trying to figure out what the strange artifacts do while the others do some more traditional binding of wounds. After 5 minutes of exploration of a tubular artifact, Val thinks she's figured it out. The AI's help made a big difference. [Val's got +4 to figure out artifacts, and the AI gave her another +2. A few good roles, and we were there.] The tube has a hollowed out structure inside. She holds it over Seth's wounds and presses the button, which causes a semi-solid spray to spew out, covering the wounds and hardening.

Val realizes that this device is not for use on humans - it might poison them - but for animals it can close wounds and heal some damage. [Seth's up to 21hp now - less than half his max, but a LOT better than 6hp!]

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That's it for today's session. I fear for what Val will do next. She's 16, really hard to hurt, can light you on fire with her mind, and now thinks she's basically invulnerable. I can hardly wait for the next combat where the 4'10" little girl steps in front of the 8' tall T-Rex-looking terrorbeast, and says, "Stay back, Seth! I'll protect you!"
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Post by: Morvis13 on September 27, 2018, 08:27:13 AM
Only available Sunday evening around 8pm EST this weekend. Hope we can play.
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Post by: brilligtove on September 27, 2018, 08:38:09 AM
That time works for me.
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Post by: PANTS! on September 27, 2018, 11:59:27 AM
I can work that.  How about Wastrel and John?
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Post by: wastrel on September 27, 2018, 12:05:48 PM
Sunday are usually pretty good for me, so I'm a 90% yes
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Post by: John Albert on October 01, 2018, 04:45:08 AM
I'm interested!
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Post by: Morvis13 on October 01, 2018, 07:43:40 AM
Sorry I was late yesterday and missed you guys.
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Post by: wastrel on October 01, 2018, 11:56:09 AM
I was good to go, but then my stepdaughter dropped it on me that she had to do a project last night that was due today, and she didn't have the supplies for it.

Teenagers are so great at planning ahead  ::)
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Post by: PANTS! on October 11, 2018, 04:02:04 PM
When do we play this weekend?
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Post by: brilligtove on October 11, 2018, 06:33:23 PM
I can go Fri after nine, or Sat after 9.
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Post by: PANTS! on October 11, 2018, 07:23:13 PM
Let's shoot for Fri.  Wastrel?  Morvis?
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Post by: Morvis13 on October 11, 2018, 10:02:29 PM
OH YEAH!
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Post by: PANTS! on October 12, 2018, 07:32:47 PM
Wastrel!!!!
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Post by: brilligtove on October 12, 2018, 07:46:03 PM
Are we on tonight?
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Post by: brilligtove on October 12, 2018, 11:34:00 PM
Val spent two hours figuring out how to use a Medkit. It is a box 5x10x15cm in size. He used it to try to help heal Seth, but it errored out quite a lot. It eventually healed him of 17hp with the first kit, and 19hp with the second. That brought him back to full health. We also healed up Masimo, who had taken some damage. We found food, some vials of something called "Curindose" and empty drawers labelled "Genetic Boosters: Mutations In Gallus Gallus" whatever that is. Val pocketed the vials. We also took the time to figure out how the two laser rifles work. Two hours of investigation and she had it. She taught the others how to fire them. Seth has the one with 22 charges in it's 'hydrogen energy cells'.1 Val took the one with 19 charges.2 After that the pistols only took a few minutes. They have 5, 4, 3, 3 charges in their clips. All told we were in that room for at least 4h (including the artifact stuff from the previous session).3

Now healed up, continued exploring. Masimo took point, with Val following. He opened a door we couldn't before with one of the swipe cards we've taken. Two mutant chickens saw the door open, but of course could not see Masimo. Val, gleeful that enemies were at hand, charged into the room with reckless abandon. She absolutely believes she is effectively invulnerable.

Aaaaaaand, scene!
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1 The book says 6 shots per cell. Are these supercells that can take 24 charges or something? Or does Seth have 4 cells with 6, 6, 6, and 4 charges?
2 If it's 6 charges per cell, Val's got 4 cells with 6, 6, 6, and 1. She'd have a full cell loaded on the rifle before they start exploring again.
3 This is important to Val since Illusion Generation is supposed to be once per 4h - a rule I completely missed before.
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Post by: Morvis13 on October 19, 2018, 10:21:15 AM
we playing tonight?
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Post by: PANTS! on October 19, 2018, 12:56:00 PM
Sure.  8 pm?  Wastrel?  John?
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Post by: brilligtove on October 19, 2018, 06:58:57 PM
I can start at 830.
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Post by: Morvis13 on January 25, 2019, 12:18:46 PM
need to get this going again.
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Post by: brilligtove on January 27, 2019, 10:46:05 AM
Agreed
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Post by: John Albert on January 28, 2019, 04:33:34 PM
I'm down to play again, but my Saturday nights are mostly not free.
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Post by: brilligtove on January 28, 2019, 06:07:19 PM
Think we can do alternate Sundays with D&D?
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Post by: wastrel on January 30, 2019, 01:22:11 PM
Sundays would probably be good for me, but need to check with my home boss
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Post by: PANTS! on January 30, 2019, 05:09:44 PM
Well thats the team.  Fill us in Wastral, and we can get this show on the road again
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Post by: wastrel on January 31, 2019, 02:33:32 AM
I’m in!!!