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#BuffySlays20 is trending today.. and why not celebrate along! #RPG
On March 10th, 1997 this little show premiered on TheWB channel all over the USA, called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While it had an interesting start it wasn't instantly loved by all as it is today.
The show did grow into a large following, spinning off another show from it called Angel. Anyhow, around the year 2002 Eden Studios grabbed the licensing for BTVS, and made an entire line of books that geeks around the world could dig their little paws into, creating their own vampire hunts, love scenes and whatever else they wanted.
The game itself is a really cool concept, using a d10 die, adding modifiers and then referencing a small difficulty chart.
The problem with the game, and I think it could be the reason not many played it, was that the game revolved around the Slayer character, as she was the only one who could do all the really awesome feats, take the hits and not worry about dying. The rest of the players in the group were called "White Hats" (hat tip to the olden western days of good guys wearing white hats). The white hats weren't as strong and couldn't do as much as the slayer could do (unless of course they were a witch, then things got better). Sure they tried to even things out by giving the white hats Drama Points to spend and at times it did make things fun, but when playing this, I saw a lot of players sitting back in their chairs as the Slayer wiped up the floor leaving them standing there to pick their noses.
The inside of the books are nicely done, with quotes and fonts you'd expect to see in a Buffy episode, the book is even written in Buffy Speak, using phrases directly from the show.
As you can see, full color books, and they looked great.
Did I enjoy playing this game? Sure.
Do I play them anymore? Nope they kind of just sit on my shelf dusting away sadly.
Well here we are 20 years later after the show has been long gone from the TV screens, but still lives on in the hearts of many fans (and some RPG fans as well!)
Did you play the game? what did you think about it?
Those that have been asking after hearing about it, here it is! The Actual play podcast for the Pocket Mimic Podcast, hosted by DM Vince, and his local face to face gaming group. Listen in as Vince weaves the strange tale of the World of Arkonis, a homebrew world with wacky NPC characters, mystery and people to save! The cast of characters is a bunch of characters! We all are friends in real life, so we don't take things too serious, and Vince runs his game with an "old school style" with DM Adjudications, instead of spending time flipping through the book. A Dungeon Master Rules the game, not the other way around when you play, remember that and your games will be 100% better.
As of this posting, we have 5 episodes to listen to and you can download it directly by going to Roll High or Die! Website or use one of your favorite podcast app catchers, such as iTunes, Google play or just subscribe on Android!
"All who travel the forest fear well the cottage of Halia
Whitethorn, a sinister witch who spends her days mixing strange and
powerful potions in her workshop. Her tinctures are renowned for their
arcane properties, but any adventurer seeking her wares is sure to first
find a great deal of danger...Witch's
Cottage is a 5e one-shot dungeon by Jesse Gazic, written for 1st-level
adventurers. The dungeon includes full stat blocks for all encounters
and original maps. Jesse can be reached at jessegazic.com or on Twitter. "
(You can travel here to download it free or donate a small amount if you'd like.)
This adventure (well I want to call it a side quest, because I can see my group blowing through this 7 room adventure in like an hour or less) is awesome and highly recommended to pick up.
The first 3 pages is packed with description of each of the rooms along with how to incorporate this into your game.
The descriptions are enough if you want add a thing or two he…
I was looking around on the web for better character sheets and these images came up in the google browser. I am not sure who did these and I take no credit for them, but its a really detailed explanation & break down of how to fill out a character sheet for 5e. I know sometimes its not easy filling out these sheets and this break down really helps with each spot on there, especially if you are brand new to the game.