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    203 KB Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:27 No.8199418  
    I'm going to be running a campaign soon for my girlfriend and two of her friends. These girls all having gaming significant others, and have shown interest in playing, but don't feel they'd fit in with my group. So, I'm going to run for them in their own setting to introduce them to the system, and hopefully get them to enjoy roleplaying. Do any of you have tips for running with a group that knows very little about the system, or roleplaying in general.

    I'll be running in Mutants and Masterminds (inb4 shitstorm), and the setting will be a "modern fantasy", very much like The Dresden Files (inb4 shitstorm 2)

    So any tips for first time players would be nice, also, any plot ideas would be more than welcome.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:27 No.8199428
    Dresden Files is awesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:28 No.8199443
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    Also, I'll bump with bitches.
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:32 No.8199484
    Just run nWoD. MnM scares off newbies like Batman scares small children.
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:33 No.8199503
    I'm not usually the mai waifu type but damn I would do death.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:34 No.8199516
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    I know nothing about nWoD, have no books, and I find the M&M to be a wonderfully simple and customizable system. It'll be in M&M, regardless of how some of 4chan dislikes it.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:37 No.8199552
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    (One of my personal favorite pictures)
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:38 No.8199566
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    Plot idea?

    The Entropy Engine looks like a newspaper-scale printing press fucked a steel mill. It fills a basement 100 meters long with its clattering and grinding, the rumbling so loud the dust dances on the shaking cement floor. It runs on the destruction of beauty; you can keep it purring along with flowers and quartz crystals, but if you wanna fire it up and get some use out of it, you gotta feed in works of art, do serious damage to a landscape while branded by it, or, easy way, toss in a pretty young woman. The women don't die, but they don't live, either. They come out marred, broken, unspeaking, and they tend to the machine.

    The Entropy Engine can give you what other people have, although the transfer is always lossy. Designate two rich people; they fall into ruin, you become as rich as one of them was. You want a harem of women obsessed with you? Just find two happy marriages to break for each one you want. Power, wisdom? They're yours. And if the world is lessened a little by each transaction, what do you care?

    Two for one. The price is high, but you're not the one who pays.
    >> Maggot !Rr3sC4nvZI 02/21/10(Sun)01:42 No.8199619
    Aw. That's very nice of you, OP. Also, who doesn't enjoy The Dresden Files?

    I've never played M&M (I have no one to play with) but if you're dealing with a group of inexperienced, female gamers, play up the roleplaying aspect more than combat. They'll probably show more interest in inter-character relationships than fighting.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:43 No.8199624
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    Wow. You just made my first arc.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:43 No.8199628

    That is.... astonishingly neat.
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:55 No.8199807
    You sir are fantastic and consider this stolen. Was it OC?
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)01:59 No.8199864
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    Eh, just thought it up. If anyone else's done something similar, it's just coincidence.
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:06 No.8199986
    It's something that I'm going to use in at least 1 RL game and if you weren't adverse to it, possibly in a /tg/ quest.

    Give me a bit and I'll work on answering your OP concerns.
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:12 No.8200063
    Unless they're like every roleplayer I've met personally (including females) and prefer over-the-top shit. =D
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:15 No.8200093
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:15 No.8200100
    I see her so cute, yet so sad and lonely.

    This is my next hunter; the Hikkihunter.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:20 No.8200168
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:24 No.8200226
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:24 No.8200230
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    Wouldn't have posted it as a suggestion if I didn't hope people would use it.

    But that's beside the point. The point is that the world is a dream that God was having. But he woke up in 1834. Luckily, some clued-in people saw it coming, and managed to set up a backup system using the touched. You know, people with a little of the blood divine. Usually not straight from the creator; we're talking people whose great-great-etc. grandman was raped by a big old swan that happened to be Zeus, or some schoolteacher in Iceland who has no idea that her grandma once cheated on her grandpa with a certain charming one-eyed traveller.

    Anyway, these folk dream the world, in shifts. As long as one of em's asleep at any given moment, everything's groovy, the dirtball keeps turning. But starting last year, someone's been grabbing them. We were down to two dozen at that point, which is already emergency numbers. Now, I don't know. Communications are shot to hell, I haven't heard from HQ in a month, and I'm gutshot. So. This is Claire. Say hi, Claire. Aww, don't be like that. I ain't gonna die. She's... a little frazzled, since her parents went down when the longmen hit the farming commune in Arizona. Place was supposed to be safe. And now her favorite "uncle" is gutshot. Fantastic.

    Anyway. Her shift is 1 to 7 Eastern Standard. She can sleep more than that, but make sure she doesn't sleep less. I'm not sure if anyone else is still doubling her shift. Um. No alcohol, no sleeping pills; you don't dream right when you're on those. If you absolutely gotta, you can use some of these. Two pills, max. Don't be surprised if the walls melt a little.

    Ok. You got this? Tell me you got this.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:25 No.8200239
    Seems to be missing horsecock...
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:29 No.8200307
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    Oh, you're good.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:32 No.8200351
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    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:41 No.8200486
    More, sir, please.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:42 No.8200499
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:46 No.8200552

    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:49 No.8200593
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)02:58 No.8200714
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    Ok, fine, one last bit, but you didn't hear this from me.

    There's a city in North Carolina that no one remembers. St. Christopher. Near as I can figure, it was about the size of Kansas City. There's nothing about it online. No one knows the name. You gotta go to hard copies of newspapers, pre-1985. Nothing published there, of course, although I saw a copy of a 1977 New York Times that had an article reprinted from the "St. Christopher Crier." I don't know much about it, really. Odd mentions, here and there. There was a fire in a cotton warehouse there, in '79. They sent a high-jumper to the Munich Olympics. They had a University. Not Ivy League, but pretty good. Good psychology department, got a couple big-name proffs doing research there on schizophrenia, starting in '84.

    I mention this because one of your PCs, he grew up there. Ask him. He'll remember his parents, his school. He'll remember growing up. But he won't remember where.

    The city's still there. I hear they're building something.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)03:01 No.8200766
    Seriously, why aren't YOU writing RPG books? This stuff is gold. Far, far better than the per-word crap that's on shelves, and better than a lot of the stuff that has heart and care put into it.

    Any time you want to share stuff with /tg/ like this, I'll appreciate it.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)03:07 No.8200845

    Look like you took a normal person and stretched him about 15%, vertically. They're all white, kinda Scandanavian-looking. Buddy of mine thought they were Svartalfar, but that's gotta be bullshit.

    They don't go into shock, I know that much. You shoot one, he just stares at you like he's a little confused, and then he comes at you with one of those collapsible police batons. Strong bastards.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)03:09 No.8200882
    If all writefags wrote like this, I would be a happy man.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)03:10 No.8200900
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    This thread pleases Thulsa Doom.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)03:11 No.8200903

    Can you just make an awesome plot ideas thread and get it rolling with awesome things like this? You are a PRO, sir.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)03:32 No.8201205
    Clearly, these plot ideas are all connected.

    The Longmen are gathering the Dreamers in St. Christopher to feed them into the Entropy Engine. If you add up all the little fragments of divinity in all of them and divide by half, that's probably still enough power to grant the engine's master full godhood and allow him to create a universe for himself when this one winks out because the dreamers stopped dreaming. It'll just be a drab, gray universe, half as good as this one, another step towards final entropic death.

    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)03:37 No.8201278

    Oh, and I figured out where the Longmen came from, too. The guy, probably one of the patients being studied at the university, wanted to make his hallucinations real. That's the longterm goal here, creating his world. But first he had to create the servants he saw, to help him carry out the plan. He needed to be able to make people, so he used the Entropy Engine on a lot, really quite a lot, of pregnant women. And then his tall, handsome friends were real.
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)04:33 No.8202064
    >> Anonymous 02/21/10(Sun)04:43 No.8202176
    An arch-mage basically wants to commit mass murder in order to work a ritual that awakens magical talent in ordinary people en masse`.

    Her first plan was to sacrafice every second born child in China and then pollute the water supply of Bei Jing with alchemical potion.

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