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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by ReHerakhte » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:18 pm

Morthrai wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:07 am
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Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:18 pm
Damn! With all that reminiscing I should write an opinion piece for Dragon magazine haha!
As an alternative, you could write a similar opinion piece for this new fanzine I heard of that's just starting out :D
Not a bad idea that... although I haven't really thought it through aside from my opinion that games systems from the 1990s to mid-2000s are more satisfying (in terms of challenge, reward, playability, levels of detail and so on) and my belief that many players today don't seem very keen to step outside the (well overdone by now) fantasy genre.
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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Marcus Bone » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:33 pm

ReHerakhte wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:18 pm
... my belief that many players today don't seem very keen to step outside the (well overdone by now) fantasy genre.
The trouble I have is that most of the players I know aren't interested in plot based games, and instead seem to gravitate towards the Indy style of character-driven roleplaying. While I think that type of game has its place, it does little in my mind to fill the urge for story (as opposed to personal angst!)...

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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by ReHerakhte » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:17 pm

I think you've identified something quite important there Marcus. While I was thinking that they all seem to be attracted to games that offer "all action, all the time", it's probably more likely that they're attracted to games that emphasize personal/individual interaction over team/group interaction - they want games that make them feel like superheroes whereas I want games that make my character feel mortal.

My tastes in game styles has definitely and obviously changed over time but I still meet people with similar experience and/or time in gaming, often of a similar age to me, who want to be special snowflakes and have the game revolve around them rather than play with the group as a team. So it's not just the younger gamers or people fresh to the hobby, there's plenty of older gamers and people with longer time in the hobby who are being just as selfish.
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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Phulish » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:50 pm

I'm fooling around with a Boot Hill/OSRIC mix, OSRIC uses pounds, not "coins". I'm using weight of gear in GURPS Old West. OSIC also lets me throw Vampires and Were's or plain old Far East martial artists at Promise City. :mrgreen:

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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Linden » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:12 pm

ReHerakhte wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:18 pm
many players today don't seem very keen to step outside the (well overdone by now) fantasy genre.
I think that's true. Most forums where there are players looking for games the majority want to play D&D of one sort or another. I have absolutely zero interest in orcs, goblins, wizards and quests for the mystical sword of dobber. It's a mystery to me why people want to plough through the same old slop fantasy cliches. There are so many other interesting games and genres out there, sticking with D&D is like confining yourself to a diet of poor quality junk food.
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Post by Marcus Bone » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:29 am

Hi All,

You might have noticed that your ranks have changed (reverted back a step or two). Nothing personal this is just a few changes to the site to make it a bit easier for me to manage. on a more positive note, I have increased the PM inbox of everyone to 200 messages!

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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Marcus Bone » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:44 pm

So I think I've finished tweaking the main site... you'll see a better index of our articles, lots more information about the game and it's products and even some new header art on certain pages. Hope you enjoy!

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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Marcus Bone » Mon May 08, 2017 6:44 pm

Just a note to say that I've registered the darkconspiracytherpg.com URL (that simply redirects to darkconspiracytherpg.info). Read into that what you will...

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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Morthrai » Mon May 08, 2017 10:23 pm

Marcus Bone wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 6:44 pm
Just a note to say that I've registered the darkconspiracytherpg.com URL (that simply redirects to darkconspiracytherpg.info). Read into that what you will...
Interesting 8)
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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Morthrai » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:17 am

Looks like we had a couple of spammers this morning, apparently from Chinese IP addresses. While I am sure that some people do want to buy sunglasses and NFL jerseys this isn't the place - bye bye spammers :twisted:
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