Jul 28, 2021
The Adventuring Party - Episode 655
This week's hosts: Hida O-Win, Scarr, and Liam
Editor – Scarr
Apologies for the delay, folks.
This week, The Party discuss designing character abilities in RPGs, and whether the GM or the Players should be the ones to do it.
Image Source: Engraving of Mercurius Trismegistus from Pierre Mussard, Historia Deorum fatidicorum, Venice, 1675
01:15: Ars Magica
04:42: Curse you Jack Vance!
06:06: Callback to a previous episode. The second part of that is coming real soon, right after we finish Half-Life 3.
07:14: Mutants and Masterminds
09:00: This section brought to you by half-remembered details from the Dorling Kindersley Ultimate Guide To Superman or something like that.
11:07: Another Callback
12:29: Necessary Evil
15:02: TORG, The Other Roleplaying Game
16:30: WHFRP, currently on it’s 4th edition.
17:23: Yes, an official Alien RPG
19:24: Callback The Third
20:33: I don’t know what this is in reference to, and I cherish this ignorance.
20:46: Astral Construct
20:58: Eidolons, the Build-A-Monster of Pathfinder’s Summoner Class
22:55: John Carter RPG
23:29: Spirit of the Century, an early narrative RPG that would become the basis for FATE
25:26: HEMA – Historical European Martial Arts, aka How people actually fought with all those swords and halberds. And I believe they usually call their manuals ‘Treatises’.
27:08: Callback Goes Forth
27:55: I know there’s technically something called ‘Marks of Prestige’ in the DMG, but that’s for being trained by a master sensei, not developing your own cool technique, so don’t @ me.
35:05: Link below!
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