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D&D Anonymous Comrade 08/11/2020 (Tue) 21:55:15 No. 3691 [Reply]
I think D&D has degraded over the years, but I wanna hear your thoughts.
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>>4177 It's not so much that they're bad, but that they aren't good. The main thing you get out of buying and using an RPG somebody wrote, aside from incidental setting "fluff", is rules, especially for conflict resolution and world generation. But rules in storygames invariably boil down to "make shit up", just like little girls holding a pretend magical tea party, thus the epithet "MTP". Now, there's nothing wrong with using MTP sometimes, there's even a discreet reminder about it in D&D with "rule 0". The problem is, every child already knows MTP, so anything written inside a published tabletop RPG must be different from and superior to MTP for at least some tasks, otherwise it's just a book full of "fluff" instead of a functional RPG. Aside from weak or outright nonfunctional rules, however, actual rules and guidelines typical of storygames are also corrosive. For instance, fate points and narrative control disassociate players from their characters, and discourage detailed worldbuilding, in favor of vague worlds that leave room for limitlessly escalating bullshit: >the wolves press you to the cliff's edge <i jump off <so you fall to your doom? >*burn a fate point* *POOF* *a branch appears* >no, i grab a branch and climb back up after they leave
>>4191 I see, hey, so Burning wheel is a storygame, but it's like a thousand pages of rules and shit, what say you?
>>4191 think it really depends on who you're playing with and what kind of person the dm is
Any DMs willing to start an online /leftypol/ D&D campaign?
>all this discussion <nobody even plays MFW

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/vic2/ Comrade 12/03/2020 (Thu) 02:11:18 No. 6926 [Reply]
Suggested by >>6924, here's the victoria 2 general
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Reposting one of the few good things to come out of 4chan /gsg/: https://github.com/napoleons-legacy/mod
>Play Vanilla Vic2 >Start as any monarchy >Put Liberals in charge >Now put Conservatives in charge >And now Reactionaries >Repeat process ten times >Big discontent >Enough to pass welfare reforms >Pass healthcare >Repeat 4 times to get best healthcare >Population skyrockets past anything realistically feasable >Too little jobs, factories literally can't upgrade fast enough to catch up >All unemployed proles go into the army >Become Top 1st military power as an OPM or a TwoPM just because, in theory, you have the worlds biggest reserve army >Crash the army goods market by starting to build them all into units Man, so sad they fixed the Government Appointment to have a time limit in HoD update.
HFM or HPM? Also what countries are good?
>>6938 For HFM, I’d recommend you play as Spain and lose to the carlists, then you events to get cores on all of Spain’s new world territories. HFM is a bit annoying if you’re playing a rising power though, because the colonization of Africa is very railroaded. I don’t know about HPM because I could never get it to work
>>6939 Ah I'm on HPM, worked first time for me. It's still a little railroaded for French Algeria, soon as Nationalism and Imperialism was done full sized Algeria just fucking pops up under tiny French Algeria and France gobbles them up. France is a right cunt on this playthrough, they were my ally at first and helped me take out Two Sicilies, but then rebels went ballistic and booted me out and I couldn't get the wargoal again, and at some point I lost France as an ally and wound up with NGF. NGF is alright but fucking Austria has allied with the Brits and France has allied with the Russians. Soon as I formed Italy everyone went bonkers trying to steal my fucking land, luckily I only lost part of Italy and a decent colony rather than the two good chunks of Italy they wanted of course they took the one province I had with coal

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/games/ meme thread Comrade 07/26/2020 (Sun) 18:01:56 No. 3244 [Reply]
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Edited last time by krates on 08/11/2020 (Tue) 14:43:46.
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Let's get the thread going again. (pic 1 translation: History teacher, Physics teacher)
>>6710 >almost no memes <*scrolls up past the 6 or so whining comments* Huh? But you're right about whinging.
>>6711 >pic 3 It would be funny if that was modded into a game and shattered in one hit.
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CYOA memes
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Anonymous 12/01/2020 (Tue) 20:04:23 No. 6871 [Reply]
If any of you guys play NationStates, I made a region for leftypol/dirtbag left/etc types if you wanna join https://www.nationstates.net/region=bunkers_and_icepicks also if this is against some board rule plz no ban im new
>dirtbag left You're very obvious
>larping go back to /pol/ rightfag
>>6871 Probably wanna remove the dirtbag left statemnet
Can I make my own nation state?
The mods over there are just as cancerous as over there. Litterally banning the word two in some convenient contexts.

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Syndie-kun 11/30/2020 (Mon) 19:09:32 No. 6848 [Reply]
ITT: Video game characters that make you SEETHE.
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Mostly because every other villain in the game is shit compared to him.
>>6853 Also what the fuck is the point of recruiting a getaway driver that is the second best driver in the car?
>>6848 >>6853 >>6868 R* really didn't think this one through properly, also that's the issue with R* game design in general in that a poorly designed mission can make you really hate its character even if they're otherwise okay, same thing happened with Zero and his missions in SA.
>>6848 Only now do I see how similar he is to El Grando Smokio

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Should there be a Matrix/Element server for we, the g*mers Poll Comrade 08/29/2020 (Sat) 00:53:16 No. 4082 [Reply]
The site's good for general discussion of gaming stuff of course, but for those who play multiplayer there's no way to connect and team up with/1v1 fellow bunkerbros, and the actual /leftypol/ Matrix server seems more for direct discussion about political theory (duh) and moderation. I just wanna play tf2 with bros who don't think 'gasthejuice' is actually funny, you know. Voot and discuss. (pic semirelated) https://www.strawpoll.me/20849203
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>>6876 Plenty of turn-based games and even some real-time games function just fine at 200ms ping.
>>6865 Let's see how many people here are actually interested in a matrix room for /games/. Here's a room I made (https://matrix.to/#/!YWrRUKLasccyNpfbue:matrix.org?via=matrix.org). I will ask mods to add this to /leftypol/'s matrix community if we get some people on board.
>>6892 tried joining, says i am not invited, go figure
>>6895 Did you enter the address or click the link with ). added to the end?
>>6895 >>6896 Sorry forgot setting it so anyone who has the link can join. You can try now. https://matrix.to/#/!YWrRUKLasccyNpfbue:matrix.org?via=matrix.org (fixed typo in the link)

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planetside 2 03/02/2020 (Mon) 15:58:54 No. 6912 [Reply]
what's the most based faction?
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I like big boolit
>>6912 NC is for playing. VS is for stanning. Only cops play TR.
VS for the transhuman-post-scarcity-space-communist future
>>6912 bumping dead thread but I play TR. need to brush up on the lore tho.

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LAST OF US 2 THREAD Anonymous Comrade 04/29/2020 (Wed) 04:28:27 No. 2628 [Reply] [Last]
What's /games/ opinion on the whole conterversy?
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>>6851 Even reddit despises this game fam.
>>6851 Because of trans baiting and feminism garbage. It wasn't as bad as they make it sound, but frankly, with all the garbage being shoveled out in mass media, at this point people are growing MORE intolerant of that crap because it's screaming "Be tolerant bigot!" at people. An example is the years of shitty Mary-Sueshit and feminist liberalism in movies like the Star Wars Sequels and the Ghostbusters 2016 and Captain Marvel and other trash, which made people absolutely detest any hints of that in the Solo movie, despite the feminist and liberalism being toned down, because at this point people are sick of seeing it to the point of raging out at the slightest hint. TL;DR: Excessive overexposure to liberalism has made most people have a hairtrigger against anything remotely feminist. Ironically this also means that merely mediocre movies with female leads are getting flak because people just don't want to even hear it. Also Naughty Dog literally fired a female game developer who created the franchise because she was against several of the "creative decisions" inserted into the game, so it's blatantly hypocritical too.
>>2666 Upon reflection I think they were trying to pull an Itachi or Pain, and convey the "revenge and hatred affects everyone, and that if you kill someone in revenge you are only continuing a cycle of hatred" but they fucked it up completely, so you only notice this if you disregard some dumb shit.
>>6851 And I'm surprised that you're surprised that 4chan hates everything under the sun. But in this case, the only people who will probably defend this dumpster fire are either completely braindead Sony zealots or more likely knee-jerking radlibs/EsJayDubyas.
>>2662 Yeah, this piss me off. They could have given a way to be complete pacifist or stop being preachy about violence in games, just don’t have it both ways. But in the end since they’re lazy corporate fucks that couldn’t even care enough to pay their workers a decent livable wage, they just copied the first game wholesale and added some better gore graphics. Dishonored is still the only action game that do this right, where the world just go to shit when you decide to be a murderous psychopath.

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Nothing has made me despise "gamers" and "gamer culture" more than MOBA's Comrade 08/27/2020 (Thu) 01:37:49 No. 4044 [Reply]
Why are these games just babysitters for the absolute scum of the earth? They're such a hyper-commodified skinner box, being addicted to one is like being caught in a perpetual downwards mental health spiral. What the fuck is wrong with these games and what the fuck is wrong with the people who play them?
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>>4157 >The ongoing narrative for Defense of the Ancients is that a series of amateur content creators with limited programming experience and few financial resources created a Warcraft III map that was not only better than Warcraft III, but surpassed the collective efforts of a billion-dollar videogame industry and its world-class game creators. A story that should set off red flags in the mind of any reasonable person has become a rallying cry for transformative change in the world of videogames. <hurr only BIG COMPANIES can make good games
>>4157 interesting read, thanks
>>6693 This article was made during the height of the Obama spectacle, when neoliberalism wasn't even questioned and the alt-right was merely an egg.
>>4157 This is a pretty good read. Partly because my friends have been playing dota during lockdown and I didn't enjoy playing it much.
>>4157 So badly written and meandering I couldn't power through it, though there were some interesting points in the parts I read. Shame because I was looking forward to some insights. t. longtime dota player, quit a couple years ago

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Fire Emblem thread Comrade 09/25/2020 (Fri) 17:25:26 No. 4773 [Reply]
I don't know if any of y'all like Fire Emblem here but I decided to start a thread anyway.
My favorite fire emblem is super smash bros.
Is FE any good after the GBA games?
>>6657 Yes, very good.

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