13th Age Finale … Part Two
Come see if Biggus Geekus can manage to finish this topic. We will also banter with live chat and discuss industry and geek news.
Call ins & Emails from the Outlands
Instead of calls and emails we talk about the Ottawa Tucker Convoy
JP Sears video on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl88jzJK1Rs
Comic readers don’t like bi-sexual Superman? Shocking!?! https://www.outkick.com/sales-for-woke-superman-comics-tank/
Dark Souls RPG written with 5e rules: https://www.polygon.com/tabletop-games/22848850/dark-souls-tabletop-rpg-steamforged-teaser-trailer-5e
Do you agree or disagree or do we even care? https://www.cbr.com/tabletop-rpgs-changed-hobby-forever/
13th Age Deep Dive Finale part 2
DM Stuff & Monsters
Campaign advice (pp.183-92):
Loot distribution, true magic items, consumables, uniqueness of magic items, incremental advances, rituals, 10 session campaign, trap design, and tiered environments.
Monster Stats Damage is set value, abilities are triggered based upon rolls, escalation die or success of other attacks and leveled. Their stat blocks are small and manageable. Broken into roles (pp. 202)
Sizes: normal, large (double strength), huge (triple strength)
Some special abilities: fear, Death attacks= Last Gasp Saves, Group Abilities, Nastier Specials
Building Battles (pp. p.203) adventurer tier- 4 level 3 adventurers vs 4 Level 4 Monsters
Pros and Cons about 13th Age
Randy’s Pros: prep is easy, action is high, combat rules simple, monsters easy to run, great for new players to learn, and great for one shots of any level.
Randy’s Cons: predictable combat, Relationship Points can lead to chaos, OUT’s can detract from verisimilitude, and rules favor PCs too much
Joe’s Pros: Very familiar so easy to get into. Backgrounds are a nice way to not spell out EVERY skill
Joe’s Cons: Too many mechanics in favor of the PC. PCs start out as the Heroes instead of BECOMING the heroes. Backgrounds are a challenge to those who like structure.
1 Random Question: Will the RPG hobby ever bounce back from the current woke/leftist invasion?
John “The Potatoe” Battle’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FseXEJ7myk4
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