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Offline JarlWolf

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013, 05:53:01 AM »
Hmm. I've always wanted to try a text based/pen paper RPG (on a forum or otherwise) with folks but I've never found a group that was constituent enough to do it. You guys seem to be hopeful candidates but I need to figure out when the time is right.


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Offline Green1

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2013, 06:16:13 AM »
Hmm. I've always wanted to try a text based/pen paper RPG (on a forum or otherwise) with folks but I've never found a group that was constituent enough to do it. You guys seem to be hopeful candidates but I need to figure out when the time is right.

The only thing about pencil and paper games is it does not seem to work very well outside of a physical group. The exception is on Wizards of the Coast forums who do tactical skirmishes 2v2 with 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons characters. A full RPG on forums is not very doable and the ones out there do not interest me because they are shallow compared to a full on group.

Now, back then and from 1999-2005 I was blessed with a pretty good group. It really is harder than the folks on ENworld or other pnp boards let on. Those guys are mostly in college or are US nerds who have a basement with shelves full of plastic crap in a man cave who have had a group for years and have never had to look for a group.

Now, in the US, there has been a movement AWAY from RPGs and towards war gaming. There were TOO many egos with DMs back in the 90s-00s and before with the whole "my world" thing where folks just wanted a tactical and not punishment from a DM. White Wolf/CCP is an exception because that is more social and dressing up. Camarilla also has women and almost no tactical and is more acting. So, go figure.

Offline Green1

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2013, 06:24:35 AM »
Oh yeah...

The whole "roll" (as in dice) playing game versus "role" playing game my ass!

Everyone said they wanted a "role" playing game, but all my players when I DMed were asleep until the tactical mat came out and it was time to kick ass when I ran. Of course, it was blasphemy to mention it. I had to make sure to schedule 2-3 combats per session to keep attendance.

But, even war games can benefit from RP as your AAR is doing. Folks really appreciate that. As long as the story does not interfere with ass kicking...lol.


Offline JarlWolf

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2013, 06:29:05 AM »
Well sooner or latter I'll show you the RPG formula I have in mind, its similar to what I described in 4x Sandbox rant thread whatever you call it thing. You have permanent stats and you select them and I'll make an easy way to calculate things, among other stuff. And on the account of the RPG formula there will be combat and other tasks, like picking locks, hacking etc. and depending on what build you chose you will be good or bad at certain things.

But for now, I got a picture for Mikhaylia if you want to see.



Larger version.



Might modify it and add in some Communist Insignia, but that's how she looks.




"The chains of slavery are not eternal."

Offline Green1

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2013, 06:35:21 AM »
Awesomeness

Offline JarlWolf

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2013, 04:21:41 AM »
Speaking of which, our Motorized Vixen has seen some action in the last post! Check it out!


"The chains of slavery are not eternal."

Offline Green1

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2013, 05:08:30 AM »
I think you should be able to get those guys off of the crater effortlessly.

Imperium seems almost Morganish. I always sweat if I was Morgan and started next to Sparta or Miriam. The Comrades in my opinion are worse than Sparta  in some ways.

This early, he probably has no probes to use any wealth. I do not see any terraforming either, but I assume you are not using Kyrub's SMAX patch Plus..

Yeah.. take a builder out early and get those crater minerals!

Then again, you are talking to someone that plays a lot of Miriam.

Offline JarlWolf

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2013, 05:12:25 AM »
Yeah, well I am not using kyrubs patch but also remember one of the Comrades bonuses is they get Formers right off the bat. I've been able to terraform the land right since the start of the game. Also, the Imperium is Morganish but its not weak militarily: You will see this in future posts. They can have HUGE armies and they get technology pretty fast so sure while their armies are inferior, unmotivated slaves that hate their masters they are also well equipped and there is lots of them to boot.



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Offline Green1

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2013, 05:25:03 AM »
That early terraformer really does help things.

You are almost like Sparta with Deidre's infrastructure (but not native and no prototypes and early rovers)

Then again, the Comrades are kind of unique. Hard to really compare them.

Offline JarlWolf

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2013, 05:33:38 AM »
They are the Working Man's faction. A good strong economy that can get off the ground and a vengeful military, but they are vulnerable to spies and interloping bastards wanting to tear down their dream, and they care not for wealth as its a distraction to the true goal of paradise.


"The chains of slavery are not eternal."

Offline Green1

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2013, 06:04:56 AM »
They are the Working Man's faction. A good strong economy that can get off the ground and a vengeful military, but they are vulnerable to spies and interloping bastards wanting to tear down their dream, and they care not for wealth as its a distraction to the true goal of paradise.

This whole "wealth" thing in the US is getting kind of unpleasant. Its like all the reforms of Henry Ford are going bye-bye as all you got to do is just move your factory or whatever to another country like China if the workers start getting uppity demanding petty stuff like being treated well or actually wanting to be able to live decently.

Of course work goes, the landlords still want money so they can live without working. There is a huge homeless problem here. If power goes out that is the only thing mind controlling the US Drones, look out! I saw it first hand in New Orleans 2005.

Alpha centauri is an excellent learning lab. Look what happens when you run FM with Morgan. You need police just to keep the oppressed under control.

Offline JarlWolf

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2013, 06:07:21 AM »
Mhm, and the Imperium represents both the Western Capitalist society and the situation in most of the booming third world: You get literal slaves and a very wealthy (but creative and innovative) higher class. I hope I portrayed all the ideals in my factions fairly mind but obviously my personal prejudices linger I fear.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2013, 10:24:02 AM by JarlWolf »


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Offline JarlWolf

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2013, 11:47:15 AM »
New portion of the story coming up, and its going to be BIG.

Stay tuned.


"The chains of slavery are not eternal."

Offline Green1

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2013, 01:12:24 PM »
Gratz on front page!

You know you get a medal for AARs...

Offline JarlWolf

Re: AAR: Varshavianka- The People's War - Discussion thread
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2013, 06:49:43 PM »
I have to write a successful one first before I earn it.


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