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September/2019 UPDATES

15/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

        Well we reach the final part of this story, Star Wars Weekly 99: The Day After the Death Star Part 3, so I can finally get around to the only unique character in it. Today we've added Qorl (Tie Fighter Pilot) to the Star Wars D/6 Characters Section of the Site.

Freddy

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13/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

        Welcome to this episode of RPGGamer Top 5s, and this time we're going to list the top RPG's on the Atari 2600.
        The Atari 2600, originally branded as the Atari Video Computer System or Atari VCS for short until November 1982, is a home video game console from Atari, Inc. Released on September 11, 1977, it is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on ROM cartridges (a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F in 1976) instead of dedicated hardware with games physically built into the unit. The 2600 was bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a game cartridge: initially Combat, and later Pac-Man.
        The Atari VCS launched with nine simple, low-resolution games in 2 KiB cartridges. The system found its killer app with its version of Taito's Space Invaders in 1980 and became widely successful, leading to the creation of Activision and other third-party game developers as well as competition from home console manufacturers Mattel and Coleco. By the end of its primary lifecycle in 1983–84, games for the 2600 were using more than four times the ROM of the launch titles with significantly more advanced visuals and gameplay than the system was designed for, such as Pitfall! and its scrolling sequel Pitfall II: Lost Caverns.




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13/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

        Well the second part of this story, Star Wars Weekly 97: The Day After the Death Star Part 2, and ne real new content to add. So since they're mentioned in the story, even if they don't feature in it, I've added Owen Lars & Beru Whitesun Lars to the Star Wars D/6 Characters Section of the Site.
        So next time we'll have the only new character in the story. Yippee.

Freddy

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11/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

        So we start a new story, Star Wars Weekly 97: The Day After the Death Star Part 1, and this one doesn't have any new content except one solitary character. And he isn't even in the first part, so I've been a bit more creative and added Yavin 4 to the Star Wars D/6 Planets Section of the Site.
        What I thought would be a relatively simple addition to the site, turned out to be one of the largest, with over 11 thousand words in it's description. I guess Yavin IV was used a lot more in the EU than I'd ever realised.

Freddy

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09/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

Retro RPG: Pantheon and other Roleplaying Games

        Pantheon and Other Roleplaying Games (2000), by Robin Laws, was published by Hogshead Publishing as one of their New Style role-playing games and is a 24-page book that includes five self-contained role-playing games for 3-6 players and designed to be completed in 1–2 hours.

        Pantheon and Other Roleplaying Games included a total of five different competitive storytelling games – or five different scenarios, as they all use the same "Narrative Cage Match TM" system. In these games players have characters with which they engage in storytelling. On his turn, a player tells one sentence of a story, during which he must mention his character. Players can challenge sentences using a combination of die-rolling and bidding. When everyone has run out of bidding tokens, players wrap up the story and then see who earned points based on a score sheet.

        Pantheon introduced a system called Narrative Cage Match (NCM) that differs from traditional role-playing game systems in that there is no referee or gamemaster. Players control a character that co-operates and competes with other characters to try to steer the course of the story so that their character finishes in a better position than all the others. Players influence the narrative outcomes of the games they are playing using a bidding mechanism that uses beads and traditional six-sided dice.




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09/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

        Well we finish off the current story, Star Wars Weekly 96: Way of the Wookiee Part 3 and there's only one addition to the site left to do from it. So today we've added Hronk to the Star Wars D/6 Characters Section of the Site.

Freddy

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07/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

        Well only one addition to the site today, because Star Wars Weekly 95: Way of the Wookiee Part 2 seems to just use things already introduced into the universe previously, and therefore I had to leave something for the final part as well. So today we've added N'Mrith to the Star Wars D/6 Characters Section of the Site.

Freddy


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06/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

Top Five: RPGs on the Sega Master System

        Welcome to this episode of RPGGamer Top 5s, and this time we're going to list the top RPG's on the Sega Master System.
        The Sega Master System (SMS)] is a third-generation 8-bit home video game console manufactured by Sega. It was originally a remodeled export version of the Sega Mark III, the third iteration of the SG-1000 series of consoles, which was released in Japan in 1985 and featured enhanced graphical capabilities over its predecessors. The Master System launched in North America in 1986, followed by Europe in 1987, and Brazil in 1989.




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05/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

        And we're onto a fresh story from the comics, one which was actually brand new and unique to the UK, Star Wars Weekly 94: Way of the Wookiee Part 1 and we've got a couple of new additions to the site based on it. So today we've added Colonel Quirt to the Star Wars D/6 Characters Section, and Formos to the Star Wars D/6 Planets Section of the Site.

Freddy

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04/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

Heroes of RPGs: Michael A Stackpole

        Welcome back to another Heroes of RPG's, a series not about the heroes we play in RPG's, but the amazing guys who created the games we enjoy so much, and this time we'd like to talk about Michael A Stackpole.

        Michael Austin Stackpole was born on November 27, 1957 and was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, but raised in Vermont. He has a BA in history from the University of Vermont. From 1977 on, he worked as a designer of role-playing games for various gaming companies, and wrote dozens of magazine articles with limited distribution within the industry.




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03/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

Retro RPG: Shadowrun Catalog 1993

        Just a little something I found lying around, the FASA Shadowrun Catalog from 1993, which not only has new products, but a story and some NPC's. Which I thought was pretty cool.




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03/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

        Well the last updates from the current story reviewed yesterday in, Star Wars Weekly 60: The Kingdom of Ice Part 8. Today we've added Akurian Strato-hopper, Akurian Snow Flyer & Akurian Power ski to the Star Wars D/6 Vehicles Section of the Site.

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02/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

Retro RPG: Violence, the Roleplaying Game of Egregious and Repulsive Bloodshed

        Violence: The Role-Playing Game of Egregious and Repulsive Bloodshed is a short, 32-page role-playing game written by Greg Costikyan under the pseudonym "Designer X" and published by Hogshead Publishing in 1999 as part of its New Style line of games.
        Violence is a satire of conventional dungeon-bashing games, set in a contemporary metropolis where player characters dash from room to room killing the occupants and stealing their belongings. In a style reminiscent of Mad, it is relentlessly user-hostile and uses a system where the user can buy experience points for cash from the designer or publisher. Despite innovative game design and exhaustive lists of equipment and weapons (including both belt and orbital sanders), monster types and possible scenarios, it is largely and deliberately unplayable because of an exhaustive rule-set. The rule-set provides information on a range of things related to killing. Weapons, combat styles, and the like are intricately detailed, considering the short length of the volume. Violence is a rant against the traditional styles of Dungeons & Dragons, MMORPGs, and the Grand Theft Auto series, written to simultaneously annoy, enrage and challenge the reader. As a game, it is of little value, but is useful as an insight into the mindset of its author and an indictment of an endemic style of role-playing.




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01/September/2019 Posted by Freddy

        Another couple of updates based on the next parts of, Star Wars Weekly 59: The Kingdom of Ice Parts 6 + 7. Today we've added Fafnir to the Star Wars D/6 Characters Section, and Ice worm to the Star Wars D/6 Creatures Section of the Site.

Freddy

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