Fun fact: I have an independently owned local theatre that does fun little things, like a one night showing of the 2001 The Fast and the Furious. While not new, it was fun to see a favorite movie on the big(ish) screen again.
Recently attended a showing of the 2017 Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson. The following are my thoughts on the movie
So the PCs need the help of the ruler/s do they? It makes a big difference depending on what kind of rulers they are appealing to. What works well in one case may not work well in another.
Lets get the Ideas flowing on this: Most of the systems we all use have Hit Points as a means of gauging life/death and "I roll!" I got a 16, did I hit?. What are ways around this and non combat action ideas, Spice Up your Action!
Why is most magic used for evil? Well, because...
7 Things about writing women in fiction.
Content for the 4 Sentences NPC Generator (original idea accruing to Mourn over at the 4 Sentences Tool)
The original LAbyNite game started as a yahoo group BB game, and it mixed Vampire the Masquerade and The Fast and the Furious. There was a mix of cars, guns, violence, sex, street life and the underground worlds of both criminals and of the undead. That game ended some years ago, and there was been an interest in reviving/rebooting it. The following are going to be some flagpole ideas for the new game and revised setting.
The humble scarf can be used for a large number of things, some legal,others not
A set of character responses to situations or questions (or anything else :D), trying to create an outline to understand what type of an answer or response your character (or an NPC for that matter) can give.
"Before everything else, there's only orbs, and then The Creator creates his majestic creations from them" - Vleda, The Master Archive
"From the Three Orbs, I created Felenthur from the Dark Orb and then Impthus from the Light Orb. Last but not least, the world that holds my garden" - Book of Pen, Words of The Creator, pg 200
Google Docs allows multiple people to edit a document simultaneously. How can this be used in gaming?
A collection of Chinese Mythical Lifeforms compiled from online sources
An overview of various ranking system in ancient China (main sources used come from the Chinese version of Wiki)
Op-ed regarding the baygasm that is Age of Extinction. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the movie.
There are places, you have to understand, where the dimensions-I'm not talking about that parallel dimension metaphysical stuff, I mean dimensions like length and breadth and time-where they curl into themselves, and begin to fester. Where foul things evolve and spread...
So your PCs have won their quest, be it slaying a mighty dragon with a magical weapon of old, beating a crime boss, or vanquishing a mighty wizard or wight, and they have taken possession of the treasure. Chest after chest of gold and silver coins, gold bars, and every kind of jewel and gemstone is theirs for the taking. If they are not careful, they may find that their trouble has only just begun.
An companion to my 101 Chinese Modern Names sub, but for an ancient setting. This is an etymology centred piece with more extended entries compared to the earlier one which is in list form. Spelling is based on Mandarin unless otherwise indicated (the other variation offered is Cantonese which is easier to pronounce given that it is spelt from the English alphabet, at least the HK version that I’m using, rather than the Chinese pinyin)
A list of 101 Chinese names in Modern day setting (mostly), with meanings provided. All spellings are based on Mandarin (minus inflections). The contents here have been converted into a Chinese Name generator.
Random passages coming from my less than daily attempts at writing exercises. In particular, some of them came about since I had come across what is known as the S+7 game where you replace all the nouns/adjectives/verbs with another word of the corresponding class that is the first one encountered counting 7 or more spaces in a dictionary. Mine this trove of trash or treasure of ideas at your pleasure.
One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).