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Paper and Dice Gamers

     This is a place for those who remember the glory days of role play before the new fangled electronic games got so popular. Dice and a pencil and paper and your imagination was all that was needed.

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Murder Mysteries

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Oct 31. 3 Replies

We have a local tradition of hosting SteamPunk murder mysteries so this is a place to cache more ideas.VideoContinue

Favorite game...We all had one

Started by Captain Lachlan Bellraven. Last reply by Professor Wilbur Sterling Jan 7. 3 Replies

   I personally am a 2nd Edition TSR Dungeons and Dragons man myself. Although West End Games Star Wars 2nd Edition was so freaking awesome and easy.Continue

SteamPunk Board Games

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Apr 17, 2017. 1 Reply

What are some favorite SP board games?This may be one of the most attractive boxed games made and has a colorful back story. Continue

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Comment by William J. Jackson on March 23, 2018 at 9:47pm

Griffin is not in a bird book. NPC who formed Aviary is a bird lover. Griffin is mythological, not an actual bird.

Comment by Krakyn c.o.G. (Mikhail) on March 23, 2018 at 9:39pm

it totally is too... its part bird, part cat (a smaller part) and is primarily a flying creature who uses talons and beak and wings to do everything. the 'paws and tail' on back are just decorative. its so a valid bird. :)

Comment by William J. Jackson on March 23, 2018 at 9:36pm

Yes, the books I write.

Comment by William J. Jackson on March 23, 2018 at 9:36pm

Hate to be a bummer but a gryffon is not a bird.

Comment by Krakyn c.o.G. (Mikhail) on March 23, 2018 at 9:08pm

sounds pretty cool.

'your books' meaning the ones you have, or the ones you wrote?

forum is just like chat, only with really really long 'lag' time between responses. :)

imma be a gryffon, thats my character, symbol, etc. lol

Comment by William J. Jackson on March 23, 2018 at 8:44pm

Forum is old school, but as I've never done it, it sounds cool. Plus it negates aligning times, and lets me take more time in writing out events and y'all to react.

As for dice rolling, Fate has a free downloadable app. I'll try to set up the page and see if the app can be applied there. If not, we'll have to operate on trusting one another as we roll from our homes and report results.

Plot: based on my books, but in short, in 1877, an alien element exploded in Railroad City, MO. Many people acquired superhuman powers. There was a team of heroes, the Guild of Honor. Steam tech became more advanced.

1893...the Golden Age is long over. America is empire. The military subjugated the Rail. Superhumans are cannon fodder, on the run. One person, the owner of the periodical Second World, helped send young paranormals to safety around the world.

Now, he recruits those same refugees into an Aviary. Taking the name of birds, each character is now a Second World employee, travelling the globe, doing stories. But really, they search for evidence of past alien affairs on Earth. 

Indiana Jones, Victorian style, with minor superpowers.

Comment by Krakyn c.o.G. (Mikhail) on March 23, 2018 at 6:20pm

a multi-person gmail chat works fine too,  unless it is too hard to get people on at the same time, then a forum-style would probably work better, though much much slower.

Comment by Professor Wilbur Sterling on March 23, 2018 at 4:44pm

William J. Jackson where would one download the Fate Accelerated ruleset?

Comment by Captain on March 23, 2018 at 2:53pm

I'll *try* understanding that I am old school and like face-to-face gaming.  What exactly do you have in mind? 

Comment by William J. Jackson on March 23, 2018 at 2:21pm

Captain:

1. Sounds good.

2. Are you in?

 

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