Episode 484 – non-sequiturs

* (0:28) Fear the Con and its Con Planner site. The mixer is on June 21st, with the con itself on June 22nd and 23rd.

* (1:12) Chad is running a D&D 5th Edition game. The shorthand version of spell components.

* (6:46) Introducing a new player to RPGs.

* (13:39) The group template (and its longer form) versus the pregame questionnaire. The Sword of Damocles.

* (25:04) An Epoch of Rysos game that had a similarly diverse—yet equally cohesive—group.

* (32:21) Short chapters, told out of sequence.

* (42:43) Dissecting why the non-sequiturs work. Rory’s Story Cubes.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Eric

Comments (2)

LeifMay 11th, 2018 at 9:43 pm

Wow, 5th ed does a neat thing that’s been in pathfinder for ten years. Good on them. :)

UemeiMay 16th, 2018 at 10:51 am

Actually, 3rd ed also did that eighteen years ago, which is the reason pathfinder also did it ten years ago.

Additionally, and this speaks to my own curmudgeon-y-ness I hate that pathfinder is endlessly pimped as 3.75. The Diablo II D20 game that came out in 2000 actually changed character creation and the ‘magic’ system in a way that is accidentally more in line with 4th ed than Pathfinder actually is.

Diablo II is one of the few licensed games, or even hacks, I’ve seen that’s brave enough to hang the parts of original game engine that are incongruous with the intended experience

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