Less features as a selling point

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

less features as a selling point

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goblinpunch.blogspot.com/2016/02/osr-style-challenges-rulings-not-rules.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell's_teapot
dndwithpornstars.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Some of the best players I've ever had -- the best storytellers, the best actors, the best roleplayers, the ones who really get into character and make the game fun and worth playing -- have been bad at math and turned off by games that are too complicated and numbers-heavy.

Oh, but that's not what you care about. Of course it isn't.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

brainlets
All my players have to calculate the ballistic trajectory of every bullet they fire

SniperGod
SniperGod

PF/3.5 are worse than 5e

Checks out t b h.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

alright user, how many atoms is your character made of?
"uh, 400?"

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eGremlin
eGremlin

Good game:
"I want to run up the wall and catch his ankle before he escapes!"
'Okay, make an Athletics check contested by the opponent's Acrobatics check'
Not good game:
"I want to run up the wall and catch his ankle before he escapes!"
'Okay, let me consult page 282 of the player's handbook...'
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'Oh, I remember now, there are updated grapple rules in that new book, Grabbers and Gonads Volume IV, I own the first three but let's use the most updated rules. I'll find a .pdf on my phone.'
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'Come on, load...'
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'There we go! It says now you're supposed to make an atheltics check to grab his ankle only after you succeed a DC 5 jumping check and a DC 13 acrobatics check to reach up the wall. then, he contests with a +15 because he has the Buttery Ankles Feat from 'Culinary Adventures 2' book, so he'll roll now and you have to make a grip check to hold on as he tries to slip away.'
'Guys? hello?! Is anyone paying attention? Why are you guys so rude, on your phones all the time. WE'RE TRYING TO PLAY A GAAAAAME HERE!'

Try harder pathfag. You're just mad nobody's as autistically bolted to your shitty sunk cost fallacy as you are. 3.pf is gone and it needs to stay that way.

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Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

My game has more features than yours, but 90% of them are shit that doesn't work. Good game design!

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

my mom bought an suv to drive me to soccer practice

whereismyname
whereismyname

We get it user you play GURPS

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Quality of features > quantity of features
/thread

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

you can't thread your own post fag, much less in greentext

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

I can do whatever I want you smelly sausage

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

I make all my players write out their full genome during character creation.

farquit
farquit

In my experience I've seen the opposite. People who don't give a shit about mechanics don't give a shit about the RP.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

goblinpunch.blogspot.com/2016/02/osr-style-challenges-rulings-not-rules.html

Emberfire
Emberfire

And if 5e had any quality features I'd agree with you

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

bringing /v/ shit into Veeky Forums
Disgusting.

Firespawn
Firespawn

This is a stupid blogpost and the idiot undermines his own argument multiple times in the comments.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Buttery Ankles Feat from 'Culinary Adventures 2' book

ha ha ha

likme
likme

Is that what we're discussing then? Please elaborate on what standard you are comparing it to

SniperGod
SniperGod

/v/ has been leeking into Veeky Forums lately via MTG threads

whereismyname
whereismyname

This is exactly why I stopped playing DnD and D20 games in general. Fuck the math and the luck and having to stack a million +1s for my character to do the things they're supposed to be good at. I went rules-lite a couple of years ago and never looked back.

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BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

I've just read the comments and you appear to be talking out your ass.

You have a quote for that?

Lunatick
Lunatick

What is this faggot /v/tard shit and why are you fat tongued shitpainters replying?

SniperWish
SniperWish

I assumed it was a burn at OSR, since they tout the very minimalist mechanics and DIY nature as major seling points

iluvmen
iluvmen

I've just read the comments
Clearly not.

Nojokur
Nojokur

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell's_teapot

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I dunno, I sorta feel that by default tabletop games have a finite amount of features they can give you for simultaneous use before becoming unplayable.

But at the same time, I quite want more features.

It's a conflicting experience, and the only resolution I can come up with is to try to fit more features in, but somehow also make them lighter to use.

I am considering using off-human processing for this. I could go through dozens of hit location and bone density and blood amount charts in a second with a processor backing me up. So, if I offload a lot of the combat crunch to computers in actual execution, it theoretically leaves more usable room for other things, like enhanced racial selection or wider tactical options or a skill system.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

It's not what you're describing but I get the feeling you would like Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures.

Emberburn
Emberburn

a google search makes it seem very rules light.
I'm not necessarily arguing for rules light, I quite enjoy some meaty rules to work with each other, but it might be interesting.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

It's an interesting system not for being light but for what it chooses to cut.

It also comes with a lot of optional "roll on tables" content, which is the diydnd/diyrpg scene's favorite way to add features without adding crunch.
If you can tolerate Zak S.'s writing, dndwithpornstars. blogspot .com/2012/05/fat-game.html

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

well, I can understand the design philosophy at least.
And like I said, it's a pretty reasonable one.

5mileys
5mileys

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Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Because complexity is inherently a good thing.
A tangle of wires is complex, with many features, but that doesn't make it good.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Yeah, I had the exact opposite experience.
But you don't care about it, you only wanted to show some anecdotal evidence.

viagrandad
viagrandad

What is this faggot /v/tard shit and why are you fat tongued shitpainters replying?
Now that we don't have quest threads on this board, our options for entertainment are more limited.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

So go to /qst/ if it's such a good, entertaining, well-made time.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

missing the point so hard you kick your own ass

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Board's dead, baby. Board's dead.

iluvmen
iluvmen

this

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

I've been wondering why people start screaming about /v/ every time someone makes a caveman thread lately.

Do you newfags not realize that Veeky Forums has had caveposting threads for a decade?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Guess quests suck then.