The Steampunk Empire

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This is a place for those who remember gaming before it became electronic, and you could play around a table with dice paper and friends.

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Favorite Game....like opinions everyones got one

Started by Lachlan (General instagator ). Last reply by jenny jobe Oct 8. 16 Replies

  Just to get the ball rolling I would have to say that T.S.R.'s second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons was the best, it had its quirks, but lots of folks me included loved, and still do love…Continue

Are there any SteamPunk RPGs or boardgames that you would strongly recommend?

Started by Captain May 21. 0 Replies

I have tried several but none has quite risen to the top of the stack yet.  What RPGs and boardgames would you personally recommend and why?  Go ahead and be a salesman. Continue

Tags: fun, vendor, sales, PRG, games

Crazy Silly games that you loved.

Started by Captain Denvo Pryde. Last reply by Captain Apr 4. 4 Replies

I was going through my game collections and out popped out several of my Cheap A** Games, mostly devil bunnies hmmmm Ham. That got me thinking about all of the games I have played throughout my game…Continue

Reencounter: One Figure One = Character Skirmish Rules

Started by T. Henry Petras Jun 9, 2012. 0 Replies

Found an old set of rules for a table top miniature skirmish game titledReencounter. Relatively good rules for snap-shot One miniature = One Character...ranging from French and Indian War up to WWI.…Continue

Tags: Play, Miniatures, Role, Gaming, top

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Comment by jenny jobe on October 8, 2014 at 6:39am
Greetings, I just joined and found this group with like minds of how gaming used to be. Though I may have my share of console and computer games, I was introduced to RPG's in early 2000's, enjoyed it ever since. I even created some of my own.
Comment by Lunar Kuko Foxfyre (goggled fox) on November 5, 2012 at 3:12am

hi I am new. i just wanted to ask if anyone has seen the new return to ravnica set for MTG? I found a site where a guy is making D&D classes for the ten guilds. Thinking of running a game with them. Plus the Izzet seem like steampunk magic users to me. what do you think?

Comment by Justin Finley on June 21, 2012 at 2:33pm

Does anyone remember Blackmoor? The fantasy setting where most of us got our first taste in science fantasy in D&D?

Comment by T. Henry Petras on June 9, 2012 at 3:52am

Found an old set of rules for a table top miniature skirmish game titled Reencounter. Relatively good rules for snap-shot One miniature = One Character...ranging from French and Indian War up to WWI. Contact Me if you are interested in a copy and we'll work out how to get it to you. 

Comment by Banquo Stirling on July 20, 2011 at 6:54pm
If you're interested in retro (i.e. Gygaxian-style) roleplaying, then I recommend that you run--not walk--to Grognardia. http://grognardia.blogspot.com/
Comment by Liam Lord Ulthar derKatzen on July 19, 2011 at 3:16pm
*doffs top hat* ah Gygax, we loved you well!
Comment by Banquo Stirling on July 18, 2011 at 6:38pm

@Guildmaster Kendrick - Whenever I think about 4E, I think of this utterance from my former colleague and still-amazingly-talented RPG designer Wolfgang Bauer: 

"There’s the lurking sense that the 4E designers are cribbing from bad manga, rather than building on the shoulders of the D&D game’s own mythos. That’s a lost opportunity, and it’s a shame that a game that once prized itself on appealing to an educated audience is no longer even aiming for that. Basically, the PHB2 assumes you are sort of an idiot, whereas Gygax always assumed you were smarter than the average reader. The shift leaves me a little offended."

Comment by Captain Denvo Pryde on July 18, 2011 at 5:58pm

I still loved 2nd the most, I also loved 1st but it was hard. Most players I am not sure could handle it now. I love bringing old school tactics to newer players, they can not even handle most of my tactics. As a GM/DM I have almost given players heart attacks with my random twists and surprises. 

Also it is nice to see this group come alive again.

Comment by Liam Lord Ulthar derKatzen on July 18, 2011 at 5:25pm

I've read it, not had an opportunity to play it, and I understand the "effort to balance the game", but don't like the "let's give everyone 'magical' powers" or the obvious nods to WoW... like the "roles" that suddenly every character has... I mean, leaders were who we chose for the night, not which class best fit the role...

 

Comment by Banquo Stirling on July 18, 2011 at 1:31pm
No offense taken whatever, good sir! I've played 4E, and while I do not wish to perpetuate an "edition war" I confess that it leaves me feeling unfulfilled as both a player and a GM. I understand why its design decisions were made, and how they appeal to some players, but I prefer the 3x editions and their spiritual heir, Pathfinder. :)
 

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