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by OldCoot
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: New Cyberware Ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 15280

Re: New Cyberware Ideas

Rather than Tower of babel for the translator, how about Tongues of Pentecost? (That being the event in the New Testament where the Apostles were speaking and people from all over could understand them in their various native languages - regarded as a direct undoing (at least for a moment) the curse...
by OldCoot
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Transformation (what does it look like in your games?)
Replies: 9
Views: 3319

Re: Transformation (what does it look like in your games?)

Transformation? I think we have some going on right here in Seattle even as we speak! XD Image
(This is a piece of 'public art' recently put up, not far from the Space Needle. Every time I see it, I think of the Living Land...)
by OldCoot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Creative Interpretation of Text as Given – Reality-Rated Individuals in Untouched Cosms
Replies: 33
Views: 9380

Re: Creative Interpretation of Text as Given – Reality-Rated Individuals in Untouched Cosms

As to your other point, in my mind pretty much all possibility/ reality skill stuff is unconscious from the POV of the character, including modern-day Possibility War Storm Knight characters. That's how the old novels were written and I suppose that informs my perception of how it works. Though I i...
by OldCoot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TORG)
Topic: Creative Interpretation of Text as Given – Reality-Rated Individuals in Untouched Cosms
Replies: 33
Views: 9380

Re: Creative Interpretation of Text as Given – Reality-Rated Individuals in Untouched Cosms

I lean heavily against house rules - my operating assumption is that any particular set of published RPG rules are intended to create certain effects within that game, and changing those rules distorts the intention, and (in my experience) tends to nullify what is supposed to be special about that g...
by OldCoot
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: What real world date should Orrorsh be set at?
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Re: What real world date should Orrorsh be set at?

Ignore real world history, and just decide what you want available, then account for why it's like that by making up a rationale based on the cosm's fictional history. Gaea doesn't have the same restrictions, it might seem like 19th century Core Earth, but the evolution of its technology almost cer...
by OldCoot
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Orrorsh should drop a Maelstrom Bridge into New Mexico - Old West / Horror
Replies: 38
Views: 17107

Re: Orrorsh should drop a Maelstrom Bridge into New Mexico - Old West / Horror

The ol' hangin' tree down past the sheriff's office is obviously a Nightmare Tree...
by OldCoot
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TORG)
Topic: DISREGARD Re: Range and LOS of spells etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 9205

Re: New ruling: Spells, miracles, psionic powers end if the target gets out of range or line of sight.

I tend to agree - it turns any darkness or obscure effect into a 'GM shuts down the support caster' toy, not to mention makes dungeon-crawl type scenes (or house investigations and the like) into a time of "send the support caster to get coffee and donuts while everyone else do the cool stuff.&...
by OldCoot
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Kaiju and Mecha in Pan-Pacifica
Replies: 76
Views: 59358

Re: Kaiju and Mecha in Pan-Pacifica

My group is just beginning to tinker with the idea of kaiju for our local convention event this year - though our adventure arc is more about the creation of kaiju than fighting them - villains smuggling 'special' dinosaur eggs from the Living Land, doing things to them, all the while messing with C...
by OldCoot
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Conventions and Events
Topic: Dragonflight 40 - Bellevue, WA
Replies: 1
Views: 25448

Dragonflight 40 - Bellevue, WA

For those of you in the Pacific Northwest region (or able to travel here), the long-standing game convention Dragonflight will be August 16-18, in Bellevue, Washington. My regular gaming group will be hosting a large Torg Eternity event: two four-hour sessions, four tables each, with a unified plot ...
by OldCoot
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TORG)
Topic: Playlist for Cosms
Replies: 16
Views: 10312

Re: Playlist for Cosms

I'm thinking I'll find a classic pipe-organ playlist for when I run Orrorsh.

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