It is currently Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:34 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:08 am 
Offline
Ranger Lord
Ranger Lord
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 25, 2013 5:13 pm
Posts: 4916
Location: US East Coast
The game did start off as PvP, but as the hero side slowly trickled to just one active player, I thought it unfair to continue things as it were. So, I PMed the last hero and he agreed to have his character go 'rogue'. Of course, certain things will have to happen in-game for that to happen, can't just flip a switch.

_________________
In order to measure a person’s worth, you must do more than push them. The real way to test their worth is to give them power. When they gain the freedom to act outside the boundaries of law and ethics, you can sometimes see their souls. When the weak become strong... When good citizens become free to engage in violence... I'm interested to see what is the outcome of that. ~Makishima Shougo

Even a child that receives one bit of praise has the ability to excel in a single talent, and those who receive regular encouragement can feel confidence, achieve success, and become leading members of society. Because they don’t believe they are worthless, they don’t need to raise a fist and have vengeance against fate or the world at large… ~Inspector Lunge


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:52 am 
Offline
Ranger Lord
Ranger Lord
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:02 pm
Posts: 17758
Location: Central Vermont
Hmm so what now there are just 3 active players? and we have to turn one to the dark side? :lol:

_________________
“All men did have darkness. Some wore it in the form of horns. Some bore it invisibly as rot in their souls.”
― Paul S. Kemp, Shadowbred

Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Odilo the Reborn Half-Elf Mage - A Paladin in Hell
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Seven Human - Anything Goes: Vol. 1 (beta run)
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon
Tomlin Ballynn Half-Elf Ranger - Into the Unknown (1ed/2ed)


DM - A Village With No Name (AD&D 2e)
DM - Al-Qadim: One Dozen and One Adventures (Ad&d 2e)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:20 am 
Offline
Ranger Lord
Ranger Lord
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 25, 2013 5:13 pm
Posts: 4916
Location: US East Coast
:oops:

My recruitment and advertising skills are not up to par right now. Without anyone voluntarily wanting to play a GURPS game, this is the best I can manage.

_________________
In order to measure a person’s worth, you must do more than push them. The real way to test their worth is to give them power. When they gain the freedom to act outside the boundaries of law and ethics, you can sometimes see their souls. When the weak become strong... When good citizens become free to engage in violence... I'm interested to see what is the outcome of that. ~Makishima Shougo

Even a child that receives one bit of praise has the ability to excel in a single talent, and those who receive regular encouragement can feel confidence, achieve success, and become leading members of society. Because they don’t believe they are worthless, they don’t need to raise a fist and have vengeance against fate or the world at large… ~Inspector Lunge


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:43 am 
Offline
Ranger Lord
Ranger Lord
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:02 pm
Posts: 17758
Location: Central Vermont
Alright well I hate to point out the elephant in the room ... but ... he's over there
Image

Maybe the game needs to go back on ice for a bit or do you think we are good to keep running with 3 of us?

_________________
“All men did have darkness. Some wore it in the form of horns. Some bore it invisibly as rot in their souls.”
― Paul S. Kemp, Shadowbred

Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Odilo the Reborn Half-Elf Mage - A Paladin in Hell
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Seven Human - Anything Goes: Vol. 1 (beta run)
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon
Tomlin Ballynn Half-Elf Ranger - Into the Unknown (1ed/2ed)


DM - A Village With No Name (AD&D 2e)
DM - Al-Qadim: One Dozen and One Adventures (Ad&d 2e)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:32 pm 
Offline
Ranger Lord
Ranger Lord
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:14 pm
Posts: 14673
Jumping in here:

I think this game needs at least four or five players on each side if it's going to work at all. With one or two PCs, each is carrying so much of the weight of the plot. With more characters, there are more heroes (or villains) to play off of. And game popularity seems to feed on itself. I think it's easier to recruit players to games with lots of players, odd though that might seem.

Plus, the PvP aspect may be turning some people off. Maybe more people would have signed up if everyone were heroes instead of having the game split between heroes and villains?

I don't know if GURPS is turning people away from the game, but it wouldn't surprise me. I rather enjoyed the predecessor to this game, in a different system. GURPS is so busy trying to be able to do everything, and that's not for everybody.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:00 pm 
Offline
Ranger Lord
Ranger Lord
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:02 pm
Posts: 17758
Location: Central Vermont
Zhym wrote:
Jumping in here:

I think this game needs at least four or five players on each side if it's going to work at all. With one or two PCs, each is carrying so much of the weight of the plot. With more characters, there are more heroes (or villains) to play off of. And game popularity seems to feed on itself. I think it's easier to recruit players to games with lots of players, odd though that might seem.

Plus, the PvP aspect may be turning some people off. Maybe more people would have signed up if everyone were heroes instead of having the game split between heroes and villains?

I don't know if GURPS is turning people away from the game, but it wouldn't surprise me. I rather enjoyed the predecessor to this game, in a different system. GURPS is so busy trying to be able to do everything, and that's not for everybody.


I really did like the 4C system better than GURPS tbh

_________________
“All men did have darkness. Some wore it in the form of horns. Some bore it invisibly as rot in their souls.”
― Paul S. Kemp, Shadowbred

Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Odilo the Reborn Half-Elf Mage - A Paladin in Hell
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Seven Human - Anything Goes: Vol. 1 (beta run)
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon
Tomlin Ballynn Half-Elf Ranger - Into the Unknown (1ed/2ed)


DM - A Village With No Name (AD&D 2e)
DM - Al-Qadim: One Dozen and One Adventures (Ad&d 2e)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:15 am 
Offline
Ranger Lord
Ranger Lord
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 25, 2013 5:13 pm
Posts: 4916
Location: US East Coast
Thank you for your input, Zhym, GreyWolfVT.

I maintained the pvp element because that's how the 4C game played out, but if it's really such a turn down for a lot of people I can shift the game's focus to just villains or just heroes. But with that said, I do feel a bit conflicted about people's preferences right now. I was really hoping the Gurps system would work for this sort of game, I really did. So much so that I started to forget certain aspects of what the 4C system was like. All I remembered from it was that people had a hard time with the specifics of the various rules and that character creation was restricted to random dice rolls. Okay, I'm going to be a little more honest here. I had to learn the 4C system on my own, then teach it to a group of players. It was a frustrating process for me, as I'm sure Zhym remembers well, and to relearn it again would take some time on my end. To hear that everyone actually preferred that system and all the frustration that came with it, it's taking me a while to accept that.

The 4C version of this game is stored away in the completed section of the forums. I could always fish up the rules again if everyone insists on scrapping the GURPS system and wants to go back to 4C. The character sheets are already made too, I'd just have to award points earned and refamiliarize myself with the rules. One of the setbacks to this option, though, is that we have a player who joined under the impression we would be doing a GURPS game. To switch to 4C all of a sudden would be unfair to the player.

Those points are pretty much everything I wanted to say. Whether this game needs to go back on the ice for one reason or another, I don't know. It sure is pointing towards that direction, I'm not going to deny it. I am open to more feedback and ultimately I will listen to what you guys want to do and go through with it. I'm here to run a fun game for you all, that's the whole point. :)

_________________
In order to measure a person’s worth, you must do more than push them. The real way to test their worth is to give them power. When they gain the freedom to act outside the boundaries of law and ethics, you can sometimes see their souls. When the weak become strong... When good citizens become free to engage in violence... I'm interested to see what is the outcome of that. ~Makishima Shougo

Even a child that receives one bit of praise has the ability to excel in a single talent, and those who receive regular encouragement can feel confidence, achieve success, and become leading members of society. Because they don’t believe they are worthless, they don’t need to raise a fist and have vengeance against fate or the world at large… ~Inspector Lunge


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:54 am 
Offline
Ranger Lord
Ranger Lord
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:02 pm
Posts: 17758
Location: Central Vermont
You could always steal the V&V game ;) :lol:

Also I had to learn both GURPS and 4C so doesn't matter really as I never played or heard of at least one of the two never player either of them but that's what I love about this community/forum site. I've gotten to learn and play many game systems and settings that I'd not heard of or ever played b4. Some I had heard of and always wanted to play. It's good experience and I think most of us are patient enough for it. :)

_________________
“All men did have darkness. Some wore it in the form of horns. Some bore it invisibly as rot in their souls.”
― Paul S. Kemp, Shadowbred

Algrim GreyBeard Dwarf - Skull Mountain
Bror Hammerfell Dwarf - Enter the World of Greyhawk
Gavin Storm Human Smuggler - WEG Star Wars
Glimble Rivenstone Gnome Cleric - under streets of splendor
Jack Carter Human - Mutant Future - Tales from the Gam'A Zone
Korin McGruffin Dwarf Fighter/Thief - Formerly: Pits of Wob Currently: Minn's Mound
Odilo the Reborn Half-Elf Mage - A Paladin in Hell
Pocc Vorche Human Druid - Pirates: Cannons and Dragons
Seven Human - Anything Goes: Vol. 1 (beta run)
Throm Thundergut Dwarf - Silvery Moon
Tomlin Ballynn Half-Elf Ranger - Into the Unknown (1ed/2ed)


DM - A Village With No Name (AD&D 2e)
DM - Al-Qadim: One Dozen and One Adventures (Ad&d 2e)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 48 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group