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Old 07-10-2019, 04:02 PM   #1
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So, just three weeks away from GenCon 2019. I wish I could be there, but my health and financial situation are both pretty dire, so.. but a bunch of new stuff coming out (Shadowrun 6th edition!), should be interesting.

Oh, and just as an aside, I'm planning to run a play by discord game of D&D 5th edition now that the Acquisitions, INC book is out. TK and SackAttack have expressed interest. We do have a couple spots open if folks want

For those of you who don't know, Acquisitions, Inc is a Campaign run by the Penny Arcade folks that combines D&D with dark office humor. "Remember, by offering your hirelings an unpaid internship, you're offering more then a wage, you're offering real life on the job training!". They did a book with Wizards of the Coast, and I found it humorous enough to provide my own take on it.

I tried for the same humorous worldview:

Throughout the Realms, and indeed, across the Planes of existence (if you're one of those hippies who claim there's other worlds than Faerun), there are many organizations that are well known, for one reason or another, for weal or woe. The Zhentarim. The Lords Alliance. The Cult of the Dragon. But today, we speak of none other than the Eye of the Collector.

Who, you may say? Wait, aren't they a tiny little organization of know-nothings and do-even-less? The only reason they're at all known is their relentless advertising, and willingness to lend their name to any group of ne'r-do-wells that are willing to pay a franchise fee? Well. That's their cover, and it has fooled many. But not those in the know.

You see. the Eye is, in one way or another the greatest procurer of flim-flam artists, con men, thugs, and various flavor of murderhobos Faerun has ever experienced. They have had their hidden hands in events that have shaken Faerun to its core, that not more than 12.43% of Faerunian large-scale commerce does NOT have the stamp of the Eye in one way or another. Their cover guise has served them well. But even the most resillient of groups such as the Eye of the Collector needs fresh blood. They are ruthless in weeding out those who don't fit their exacting standards. Sure, there are groups that claim to be Eye-affiliated, but you wouldn't trust to guard a tent, never mind search for an artifact of world-altering power.

But that is part of their grand facade. While people sneer at these "Eye-wannabes", true members of the Eye of the Collector can earn great amounts of respect amongst people who see them for what they truly are, the elite of the elite in a world full of elite. With that comes great compensation, of course, but for a lot of their members, it's the ability to change the world that draws them to us.

And you, my friend, have been drawn in. We sense the seeds of greatness in you and your companions. Normally, we would send you out on many seperate quests of great danger before we reveal ourselves to you. But.. we sense that you are different. That instead of proving yourself to us, we need to prove ourselves to you.

So. We would like to offer you a franchise of the Eye of the Collector, and instead of the normal 40% for the first 10 years we would receive, we will reduce it to a mere 15%, plus your various monthly fees, of course.

Greatness is calling, my friends. Are you going to answer the Eye and assume the greatness we see in you?


(Warning: We are not responsible for giving you missions that result in death, dismemberment, and vast amounts of property damage. Nor do we assume any responsibility for any cursed items,cursed party members, or cursed payment.)
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:36 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun! I don't think I have the time to play, but I'd love to peek in once in a while. You guys should keep a dynasty report.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:16 PM   #3
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Sounds like fun! I don't think I have the time to play, but I'd love to peek in once in a while. You guys should keep a dynasty report.

second...especially since I might be interested in participating if I was more familiar with what would be expected...
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:21 PM   #4
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Basically, Discord is like playbypost, you contribute when you have time (you can tell the DM (me) things like "If my turn comes up before I have a chance to post, I'm going to attack the goblin.")..

Dice rolling and everything happens in the Discord (I have a dice bot already set up in a discord server I have)
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:50 PM   #5
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Dola: For those of you who think it's cool, but don't know the rules, just bug me for a discord invite, I have a zip file of the three main books +acquisitions Inc available on GoogleDrive.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:47 PM   #6
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I'll play! I have very little knowledge, but have started on making a character.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:43 PM   #7
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I'm in!

Discord is fantastic for RP! You can make a bunch of rooms and have them be the locations! It REALLY works!
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:38 PM   #8
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I grow curious.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:13 PM   #9
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I'd like to point out, we succeeded. We broke Fozzie's sanity before the game has even begun.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:20 PM   #10
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:56 PM   #11
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Bards.

All Bards.

*shatter*
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:09 PM   #12
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Heh. I've been in a party of all bards before back in the 3.5days. That party was created entirely because the DM said bards were the shittiest class and nobody would play one. Of course we were a horrible band and the 3.5 performance rules were so borked that 5 bards got to add their d20 performance rolls together and the rules explicitly said something along the lines of 'you attract the attention of dieties' for any result over 20.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:23 PM   #13
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... I hope they remember two can play at that game.

Just one question, which one is Josie and which one is Melody?

(evil grins)

(Come on, a band of bards? Josie and the Pussycats?)
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Old 07-19-2019, 12:38 AM   #14
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So, for those of you who are interested in what insanity is about to transpire, I have a thread up in the Dynasty Forum.

It's been a Bard's Day Night - Foz DM's 5E D&D - Front Office Football Central

I give some more details about the campaign, and how this cockamamie scheme came to pass (CDUB I'm looking RIGHT AT YOU!)

Figure I'd leave this for other RPG discussion.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:28 AM   #15
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I give some more details about the campaign, and how this cockamamie scheme came to pass (CDUB I'm looking RIGHT AT YOU!)

Welcome to the dungeon. We got fun and games.
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:03 PM   #16
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Is anyone going to GenCon? I was hoping Shadowrun 6E core rules (not the beginner box) was going to be released shortly after GenCon, but it looks like "Early fall" , so wondering if I should just have someone grab a copy and mail it to me
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