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Great episode. I didn't start watching Leverage until you mentioned you would be on an episode. Nice to finally see what got me hooked on the show. Am I the only one who thinks if you took Leverage and wallpapered it over with some Shadowrun, you would have one of the best scifi t.v. shows out there? Parker as sexy elf inflitrator. Yowsers.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2009 on Leverage - The Two Live Crew Job at WWdN: In Exile
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I too had your reservations with healing surges, but after playing 4e for a little bit I really like the concept. I thought they might make combat too easy, but I find 4e combat to be more deadly and much more team focused than 3.5. Also, while the use of healing surges reduces the need for a cleric, having played a cleric in my last game of 4e, I can attest that they rock in the healing department, but at the same time they can do much more than just act as heal batteries.
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Nice on the fly ruling with the magic missle and the statue. I always love it when my group does some out of the box thinking and try and reward it even if the rules don't quite work with it. A few years ago my group was going through the Banewarrans by Monte Cook (a very excellent 3rd edition mega module). They ended up doing so many crazy/creative things that I started composing fake "Dear Monte Cook" letters at the gaming table regarding their antics. To this day whenever the party does anything a little crazy, we all collectively say "Dear Monte Cook."
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For those who like the collaborative storytelling ascpects of RPGs, but lack the time to learn gobs of rules or spend weeks creating an adventure, there are some really good indiepress RPGs out there. I've played both Dogs in the Vineyard and Inspectres. They are both very rules lite and basically use dice rolls to determine who is in charge of that particular part of the story. It works sort of like "bad guy NPC shoots gun at good guy PC, roll dice, depending on what is rolled either the GM or the player gets to narrate what happens. Dogs in the Vineyard is a wild west type setting (it's actually one of the most unique and vivid western settings I've come across--more John Wayne meets religious fanatics than Deadlands). Inspectres is essentially Ghostbusters. They're both fun and easy to learn. A game of Inspectres can take only a couple hours and my wife even liked it.
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2008 on Lizardmen live in the marshes at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh the joy of that playset. The Deathstar was the first in a long line of playsets for me, but it was by far the best. I managed to keep the trash compactor portion into adulthood until it was unceremoneously disposed of in a garage sale with a box of G.I. Joe figures.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2008 on that's no moon . . . at WWdN: In Exile
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