Corruption Points
Do you have any experience running Cthulhutech? I agreed to dm a game for my friends in about a month and the system looks like kind of a trainwreck.

Interestingly enough, a handful of people have asked me about this game.

Unfortunately, I’ve never played it, although I’ve heard as much about the system and its NC-17 contents. I’d still like to take a gander at it sometime, but I can’t seem to find the book locally.

apostatecrusader was kind enough to share his experiences with Cthulhutech some time ago in this response. Check that out!

I recently discovered "Dread" and I think it'll be a great way to encourage my players to really roleplay and think creatively rather than just whip out their weapons and beat the problem to death (We normally play 4e/5e). Do you have any suggestions or campaigns that would be good to start off with?
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I love Dread! If this is the experience you’re looking for, Dread is a perfect system to engage that kind of play.

Mainly because I’m always looking for ways to plug it, I wrote about my experience with Dread and how to make a hard game harder some time ago.

As it turns out, Impossible Dream has given up to four scenarios of which to start playing Dread:

Beneath A Metal Sky.

Your crew found a seemingly-abandoned space hulk, docked, and began exploring. Now your ship is missing, and that’s not the worst of your problems.

Beneath The Full Moon.

You wanted to do something a bit more adventurous for Spring Break. The trip was great until last night, when something mauled your guide and stole your food. Can you make it back to civilization?

Beneath The Mask.

It was supposed to be a relaxing weekend at your friend’s cabin. Then the power went out, and some psycho in a hockey mask attacked. Now two people are dead, and your host is a gibbering wreck. Can you make it through to morning?

13. (Beneath Adulthood?)

It was supposed to be a relaxing weekend at your friend’s cabin. Then the power went out, and some psycho in a hockey mask attacked. Now two people are dead, and your host is a gibbering wreck. Can you make it through to morning?

Check those out for a spin! Alternatively, make your own campaign. Design a typical campfire horror story and add players, it’s that easy! 

Play Dread. Talk about Dread. Give your Dread book to someone else, make them play it too. 

Tonight’s Game - Exalted, Lakeside Edition!

Tonight’s Game - Exalted, Lakeside Edition!

Now, I UNDERSTAND the need for sparkle-eyed socialites and lute-wrangling theatre majors to inflict their very special form of PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE called ‘role-playing’ on those of us who are TRUE GAMING PURISTS. Fortunately the smart people at Wizards of the Coast realize that there’s a YIN to every YANG, a DWARF for every HALFLING…
A sentiment I can get behind - Dungeon Bastard previews Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Barbarian today!

aramis-dagaz:

I wonder if there’s a Shadowrun campaign setting based on Repo! The Genetic Opera somewhere. After seeing the movie, it would be a perfect setting for it, only with super organs instead of cyberware. Also, should magic still be allowed, there are massive amounts of bodies…

I did this thing!

Not exactly, but I ran a campaign heavily based on the themes of “These Organs Branded By (Corp)” and the idea that the carrier was not the owner.

It was really a blast.

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A preview of the 5e Bard is finally out!
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dm-lorati:

corruptionpoints:

YEAH I SAW IT.

The BARD has been unleashed on D20Monkey, due to the creator’s profane love of BARDS. 

In no way should you go check out D20Monkey for fun and raunchy Dungeons & Dragons-based webcomics.

And you absolutely should not view the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Bard preview.

And in NO WAY should you buy or even LOOK AT this shirt, spreading its obvious heresy.

You should also not get excited over BARDS having access to 9th-level spells or the prospect of new mechanics that Bard Colleges present to the game, potentially meshing roleplaying and mechanical benefit, placing the combination of these things at the core of design rather than a suggestion.

NO. ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT.

Guys, I’m starting to think CP has a secret, shameful bard fetish.

It’s okay, CP.  No one here will judge you.  Except those of us that will.

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A preview of the 5e Bard is finally out!
Anonymous

YEAH I SAW IT.

The BARD has been unleashed on D20Monkey, due to the creator’s profane love of BARDS. 

In no way should you go check out D20Monkey for fun and raunchy Dungeons & Dragons-based webcomics.

And you absolutely should not view the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Bard preview.

And in NO WAY should you buy or even LOOK AT this shirt, spreading its obvious heresy.

You should also not get excited over BARDS having access to 9th-level spells or the prospect of new mechanics that Bard Colleges present to the game, potentially meshing roleplaying and mechanical benefit, placing the combination of these things at the core of design rather than a suggestion.

NO. ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT.

As you may or may not know, according to Mark Rosewater there are five classifications of Magic players; Spike, Timmy, Johnny, Vorthos and Melvin. Each of these players plays Magic for their own unique reason. Do you think that these terms are applicable to table-top RPGs or are there a set of new terms for player classification?
Anonymous

For reference, Mark Rosewater published several articles between 2005 and 2008 about various player roles that he considers when designing new cards for Magic: The Gathering.

Timmy, Johnny and Spike is the first.

Vorthos was actually first proposed by Matt Cavotta in this article.

Rosewater decided to clarify on his first statements in his next article, Timmy, Johnny and Spike Revisited.

Rosewater then clarified on the concepts of Vorthos and Melvin.

I’ve actually touched on possible ways for player classifications twice in the past.

The first time was in the discussion of Bartle’s Theory which attempts to separate players into various roles based on what they would like to experience in games.

People seemed to dig this.

The second time, I talked about potential classifications of players in tabletop games was when I briefly touched on GNS Theory while answering this question.

People hated that. Really hated that.

Rather than propose yet another set of player classifications, I’ll take the route of a non-answer. As long as there are games and studies of game science (Ludology) there will be analyses and classifications of players. 

While the information will always be flawed to varying degrees, it is important to understand when considering play for large groups of people. Researching how to make games better will never be a bad thing.

Hello corruption! Would you happen to know any good play by post sites? I'm specifically looking to play some Shadowrun, but finding players and a GM then reconciling everyone's scheduling, looks to be outside the realm of possibility. Also, I enjoy the literary aspect that play takes on when you start doing PbP. However, I haven't found any good sites where there is a lively and active community that also plays real systems like shadowrun, rather than just various home-brew freeform stuff.

Hello! 

I’m sorry, I’m a terrible help when it comes to finding play by post games. As far as I know, the official Shadowrun site has a forum where PbP takes place and can be found at this link.

There is also a section on Dumpshock that features PbP games which can be found at this link.

I’m not sure on the quality of either game, but there are options there to begin. 

Outside of those, I run low on advice ammo. Anyone else have suggestions for good Shadowrun PbP sites?