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Jan 18 '14
Sooooo we’re gonna play a one-shot Savage Worlds game that involves a team of video game characters sent out to eliminate game glitches, and I wanted to scribble up our party real fast.

A WINNING TEAM

From left to right: Chell (Portal 2), Omniknight (DOTA 2), Luigi (Super Mario), Aqua (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep), and James Kidd (Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag)

Sooooo we’re gonna play a one-shot Savage Worlds game that involves a team of video game characters sent out to eliminate game glitches, and I wanted to scribble up our party real fast.

A WINNING TEAM

From left to right: Chell (Portal 2), Omniknight (DOTA 2), Luigi (Super Mario), Aqua (Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep), and James Kidd (Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag)

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Sep 25 '13

Anonymous asked:

I would like to get to know more about what you like/dislike about RPGs. What's your favorite genre to play in? Fantasy, sci-fi, post-apocalypse, steampunk? Do you like being aGM or a player? What types of characters do you gravitate towards playing? Do you like math-heavy systems, or perhaps the more narrative ones?

I GUESS I’M BEING FASHIONABLY LATE AND DOING TMI WEDNESDAY

I haven’t actually played many (any?) systems other than D&D / heavily homebrewed D&D / games that are basically fully homebrewed! BUT:

— I prefer Fantasy! Though there’s no logical reason for it, I have difficulty being interested in things that feel like sci-fi, even though you would think aliens and stupidly advanced technology would basically be the same as a fantasy world? SOMEHOW IT’S DIFFERENT. Plus as soon as something feels too much like the real world it’s really hard for me to get into for some reason. 

I also have a really hard time being interested in a world where I can’t be magical, haha.

— I’ve never GM’d! I’d love to try, but my favourite part of the game is usually GETTING SUPER INTO MY CHARACTER so I suspect it wouldn’t be my preferred role. I also have difficulty inventing plots, but I’m good at coming up with terrible things to do to the party, and I think my knowledge of the game would make me a good co-DM!

— I gravitate towards playing mage-type classes! Also towards playing people who are outsiders/don’t fit in, in some way. My first actual-D&D character was a paranoid, antisocial werewolf barbarian, and when I finally got sick of him and allowed him to die, I switched to a nervously humble psionic drow (male drow, so y’know, you can’t be too assertive) whose name translated from drow to common as “Mindflayer Bait”, and I had so much fun being a psion that I pretty much never went back to mundane characters again.

(Except for Mr. Hyde.)

— I’m kinda not sure of my answer to the system question. I would say that I lean away from math-heavy systems EXCEPT I LIKE D&D SO UH……

But when it comes down to it I don’t feel like it’s the system that brings that? Ultimately it’s the DM. I’ve played D&D under mathy, optimisation-loving DMs and under storytelling, narrative-loving DMs, and that difference affected how the game played out wayyyyy more than the actual rules of D&D ever did!

While the optimisation aspect isn’t my favourite part of the game, I find I tend to shy away from narrative-focused games because they seem to tend to want to enforce that focus? In D&D I feel like I can kind of interpret sorcerers and clerics how I want, to some extent. In Mage: The Awakening I’m a little more locked down to their ideas of what it’s like to be a mage.

My ideal system would be one that has enough flavour to give me ideas and get me excited, but also enough freedom that I don’t have to be restricted to that flavour. :”)

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Jun 19 '13

More of that little two-person D&D game I play about two lost robot children.

Clancy is a golem made to look like and act like and believe itself to be a ten year old boy, made of flesh and clockwork. He has no idea that this is the case.

24-52 aka Twen is an alchemist’s assistant golem made of a toy soldier and alchemists’ chalk, who has run away and is trying to pass as a normal living person. Sometimes this works better than others.

Little Clancy is oblivious enough that he hasn’t figured out that either of us are golems, and just thinks Twen was being awfully silly when the snow and cold made all his metal joints lock up.

24 was very close to guessing that Clancy was a golem but then dismissed that as impossible. After all, Clancy eats and sleeps and bleeds and acts like a ten-year-old kid who thinks all monetary transactions should be in candy.

29 notes Tags: 24 is my character Which is good because I could never play a small child as convincingly as Steph does Campaign: Golem Adventures 2452 Twen GOLEM PROBLEMS Haggling a guy down to 200 pieces of candy would admittedly be way more impressive DnD dnd doodles coloured sketches sketch sketches art shazz art

May 8 '13

Anonymous asked:

Your D&D characters are all really unique and interesting! Where do you get the ideas for them from?

Oh gosh, thank you! I don’t really know that my, like, PROCESS for D&D characters is any different from the way I come up with ideas normally, except my D&D characters are slightly more allowed to be huge sparkling special-snowflake Mary Sues. xD I’ll just read about something and think “that would be fun to play” and then start building a character idea out of that — what circumstances would make that happen, what kind of class would be good for this character, etc. etc.

Usually I end up starting with a problem to give the character, because that’s my favourite part. A lot of times I’m inspired by existing characters — as an example, 24-52, my golem, was actually inspired by the AutoResponder from Homestuck. There’s a part early on where Jake repeatedly asks him “Tell me about the AutoResponder” to force him to give his pre-programmed response to that question and reveal that he’s not a real person. I thought “wow, that would be a fun character — a robot who’s trying to pass as a human but has this programming he has to try to play off or work around” AND THUS TWEN WAS CREATED. Everything else about him just arose as I tried to figure out how to make that idea work and where that character would belong in the world. I’m fortunate to play under a DM with a really developed world, so there’s often a lot to draw from in that area, too!

Sometimes I start with a class, or a weapon, or a particular mechanic (Snaketongue’s Wild Magic or Nephregol’s connection to the Tsochari, and I really like the idea of intelligent items that argue with the carrier but have yet to try this out) but most times I just have this vague personality idea, problem, or circumstance that I think could be fun to play out, but isn’t a whole story in and of itself.

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Mar 14 '13
recoffthevine:

I just…don’t even know what to say.

this is what happens when we’re in a room in roll20 and our DM goes to bed before we do.

recoffthevine:

I just…don’t even know what to say.

this is what happens when we’re in a room in roll20 and our DM goes to bed before we do.

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Mar 13 '13

dorkboy asked:

Do you have any suggestions for someone who wants to get into d&d, but has nobody to play with locally? I wanna play so badly, but I don't have anyone to play with :(

I GET ASKED THIS A LOT, ACTUALLY.

Unfortunately this isn’t something I have a lot of experience in! I’ve tended to make friends with people who are already acquainted with this flavour of geekiness. BUT HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS ANYWAY:

Hobby Shop Game Night: This one I’ve never tried and it seems intimidating, but it might be something to try if you’ve really got no one around! See if there’s a hobby shop in the area (the kind of place that sells Magic the Gathering cards or D&D dice) and find out if they have some kind of game night for tabletop stuff.  Go to one and take a look! See what it’s like, and if it’s something you think you could be comfortable trying, or if you can make any friends here. :”)

A more roundabout variant would be to make friends in geeky circles. If you’re in the school’s anime club or come to Friday Night M:tG tournaments, you might know a guy who knows a guy who plays D&D, and you can ask around! (This one works best if you also actually want to make some friends; if you’re just there to weasel into somebody’s campaign that’s kinda crummy. xD )

Online Play-By-Post: If you’re up for playing online, there are a few forums that run play-by-post games — I first ran across it on Giant In The Playground but there are doubtless others. This is also nice since you can pretty easily lurk and watch other games in progress to see how it’s done before attempting to join one.

Make Your Own Group: This is the one I recommend most! See if you can talk a couple of non-D&D-playing friends into trying a game. Just a short one! Buy the books, read up on it, ask questions online if you’re not sure about something, and see if you can DM a quick couple-sessions game for some friends. If someone’s no good at numbers, help them build a character, and if someone’s new to roleplaying, maybe make their backstory for them or give them a special role in the party so they have a good idea of what their purpose is. Everyone has to start somewhere! In my very first D&D group, there was only one player who had ever played D&D before. And you might be surprised at which friends end up getting a big kick out of it!

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Feb 27 '13
AND THEN I GOT THIS LETTER FROM SETH. ;_________;

Snaketongue kind of figured he had learned his lesson — yes, it would be nice to not mispronounce everything ever, but if Nagendra has work for him to do that requires him to sound a little funny, well, maybe he shouldn’t go trying to subvert that in a little moment of egotism.
And then this letter. Oh my gosh. The full thing was so adorable and devastating, and Snaketongue felt like a heel. What good did that do anyone, him trying to fix his voice for a few minutes for sake of his own pride? Doesn’t Nagendra use those with handicaps and weaknesses for a reason — and shouldn’t he be an example of that to his companions instead of trying to show off?

Playing a priest is fun and also hard.
On a related note, that lower picture is now my official favourite sketch of Snaketongue ever.

AND THEN I GOT THIS LETTER FROM SETH. ;_________;

Snaketongue kind of figured he had learned his lesson — yes, it would be nice to not mispronounce everything ever, but if Nagendra has work for him to do that requires him to sound a little funny, well, maybe he shouldn’t go trying to subvert that in a little moment of egotism.

And then this letter. Oh my gosh. The full thing was so adorable and devastating, and Snaketongue felt like a heel. What good did that do anyone, him trying to fix his voice for a few minutes for sake of his own pride? Doesn’t Nagendra use those with handicaps and weaknesses for a reason — and shouldn’t he be an example of that to his companions instead of trying to show off?

Playing a priest is fun and also hard.

On a related note, that lower picture is now my official favourite sketch of Snaketongue ever.

15 notes Tags: They actually have a pretty intense David-and-Goliath story as their main scriptures so Snaketongue's philosophy that his handicap is a gift from his god kinda makes sense character thoughts wow this whole arc was completely unexpected this was not the plot of our session at all naturally that's what I've drawn all the pictures of dnd dnd doodles art shazz art Campaign: Omen Snaketongue session: love and lunacy

Feb 26 '13
More in the unexpected Snaketongue-gets-rid-of-his-lisp-and-learns-a-valuable-lesson subplot. THIS WAS KIND OF HEARTBREAKING AND CUTE.
See, Chester and Snaketongue are bros, despite the fact that Chester’s short-term memory approximates that of Dory from Finding Nemo. ST is patient about reminding her of things, and she had started actually remembering him because of his speech impediment — she can’t remember his name, though, so she just calls him “Ththhhh” instead.
Turns out the impediment is sort of an essential part of that memory.
 But she was SO HAPPY to recognise him when he changed back, and Snaketongue kind of quietly realised that maybe the ability to speak normally isn’t everything.
 
(P.S. Did I mention Chester has a mustache now? The mustache is Snaketongue’s fault; another messed-up spell. She’s actually really happy with it so BULLET DODGED.)

More in the unexpected Snaketongue-gets-rid-of-his-lisp-and-learns-a-valuable-lesson subplot. THIS WAS KIND OF HEARTBREAKING AND CUTE.

See, Chester and Snaketongue are bros, despite the fact that Chester’s short-term memory approximates that of Dory from Finding Nemo. ST is patient about reminding her of things, and she had started actually remembering him because of his speech impediment — she can’t remember his name, though, so she just calls him “Ththhhh” instead.

Turns out the impediment is sort of an essential part of that memory.

 But she was SO HAPPY to recognise him when he changed back, and Snaketongue kind of quietly realised that maybe the ability to speak normally isn’t everything.

 

(P.S. Did I mention Chester has a mustache now? The mustache is Snaketongue’s fault; another messed-up spell. She’s actually really happy with it so BULLET DODGED.)

13 notes Tags: adorable bros either bros or girlfriends not sure which unexpected mustache DND dnd doodles Campaign: Omen Snaketongue playing a wild mage is the BEST art shazz art coloured sketches session: love and lunacy

Feb 25 '13

zimmay replied to your post:

Seth has always been a master of backhanded compliments; they are the only kind he knows how to give. You forgot to mention the part where ST was in-potion-love with Seth too. I can see that bashful anime blush, ST, you’re not hiding anything.

YEAH UH

YEAH THAT WAS ALSO A THING

THAT PROBABLY INFLUENCED SNAKETONGUE’S DECISION TO TRY TO MAKE HIMSELF LESS DORKY

MAYBE

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Feb 25 '13
Last session of the Omen Campaign we played involved love potions in the water and werewolves and star-crossed lovers, but also a completely unexpected subplot when my unpredictable mage-priest Snaketongue was trying to cast Sleep and accidentally cast a 9th level Shapechange spell instead (he’s only a 4th level character; um, this happens to him sometimes). It was active for like half an hour and he could transform into anything he was familiar with.
ST became the master of using incredible cosmic power for stupid things by choosing “myself, but before my tongue splitting accident” as a form with which he was familiar, meaning he spent a big chunk of the session just revelling in his newfound ability to pronounce the letter S.
Seth, meanwhile, just became the master of backhanded compliments.

Last session of the Omen Campaign we played involved love potions in the water and werewolves and star-crossed lovers, but also a completely unexpected subplot when my unpredictable mage-priest Snaketongue was trying to cast Sleep and accidentally cast a 9th level Shapechange spell instead (he’s only a 4th level character; um, this happens to him sometimes). It was active for like half an hour and he could transform into anything he was familiar with.

ST became the master of using incredible cosmic power for stupid things by choosing “myself, but before my tongue splitting accident” as a form with which he was familiar, meaning he spent a big chunk of the session just revelling in his newfound ability to pronounce the letter S.

Seth, meanwhile, just became the master of backhanded compliments.

11 notes Tags: Shazz can't draw lemurs without reference Seth Snaketongue dnd DND doodles Campaign: Omen dang when I put colour on sketches it's nowhere near as sweet as Zim's coloured sketches art shazz art session: love and lunacy