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Politics Thread: The Pozzening

>Want to get back into wargaming

>Find very few companies that aren't pozzed to shit

>Like the looks of Kings of War

>Go check out the forum on Dakka Dakka as everything else is on facebook

>See a topic on making armies more varied

>Entire thread devolves into faggotry because of a furry

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Old Thread >>390219

http://archive.is/XX127

World of Darkness General: Vampire V Edition

The thread for talk on all things World of Darknes The last thread hit the bump limit, you can find it here: >>313643

Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition, or just Vampire V, has started to make the rounds and people... are not all that impressed. Most of the good is outweighed by the bad, but what's your take on this?

PDF Share Thread =The March of time=

March days return with their covert light,

and huge fish swim through the sky,

vague earthly vapours progress in secret,

things slip to silence one by one.

Through fortuity, at this crisis of errant skies,

you reunite the lives of the sea to that of fire,

grey lurchings of the ship of winter

to the form that love carved in the guitar...

...Enough of that, let's get with the sharing!!

Last thread:

>>409371

Archive:

http://archive.is/lAEA9

LARPG

Anyone here larp-ed before? How did it go? How dressed up were you?

Visiting a medieval faire makes me want to try a LARPG

https://www.instagram.com/stivesmedieval/

40K General n°22: Chaos Approved Edition

Chaos is getting a new dex with the ettera already included. Plus they're getting several new units and a new CSM box. With Abby getting a make-over maybe he will be less of an armless failure and actually win for once!

Old thread: >>403815

New TCGs

Anyone play the Final Fantasy or Fire Emblem card games? Are they worth learning and finding (simulator/digital) matches for?

Combat in campaigns, using history as a muse.

The setting, the story, the goals and the challenges are always the easy part for me. I tend to design campaigns that are very "sandbox" in nature, with some basic ideas, a few specific challenges I'd like to give the players and a general progression of the world events as the campaign goes along. The only thing I always struggle with is making good combat scenarios.

So here I am, day dreaming at work, and the idea occurs to me that maybe I can use irl military training concepts as a basis for my combat scenarios (current and historical).

Anyone try this before? Any good resources out there for this stuff? I'm talking about community stuff that adapts these to tabletop or old manuals from history that lay out these basic concepts for drill instructors to train their troops. Any good books that detail the tactics used by squads in history?

>2nd Pic related, maps and details to get the imagination going.

This will be an Only War campaign, which is why I'm looking at more modern battles and tactics, but I'm also interested in historical, more traditional small unit tactics for the next Fantasy campaign I run.

I'm more interested in small skirmish type stuff you'd see in your typical group campaign, but large scale battle ideas are also important for communicating scale and scope in a story.

/tg/ Drawthread - I Have No Idea What the OP Template Looks Like Edition

Lovingly stolen from /v/ so I'm sure some of their anti-trolling stuff doesn't apply to us.

Thread making resources + the OP can be found here: https://mega.nz/#F!Suhz0D5Y!BSrBrV1kxK9B5G1SSiJmwQ

If you want something else to be added, post it in the thread

Relevant Boards

>>>/ani/

>>>/art/

>>>/loomis/

>>>/co/

Books and Tutorials

These aren't really that helpful, it's mostly information overload if you're an absolute beginner.

If you're starting out, just have as much fun as possible and give it your best shot.

mega.co.nz/#F!2RARFaLA!VTiQb6eRXfV4V6mYQ6FJTA

Helpful Resources

Learn fundamentals with excercises: drawabox.com

8Chan Art Wiki: infiniteart.wikia.com/wiki/InfiniteArt_Wiki

/loomis/ resource hub: 8ch.net/loomis/hub.html

Online poses with timer: quickposes.com/en/gestures/timed

4/ic/ Resources:

HOW TO DRAW - an /ic/ guide: hubpages.com/art/how-to-draw-learn

Drawfag resources: mediafire.com/folder/5strtvods5gda/Drawgfag_Resources

Helpful Video Resources, mostly YouTube

ProkoTV: Good for basic anatomy needs

Sycra Yasin: General in-depth talk about ways to improve and being an artist

CG Cookie / ConceptCookie: Advanced techniques and many livestreams (on Wednesdays) and tutorials

FZDSCHOOL: Founder of FZD School (in Singapore) Feng Zhu showcases his workflows by re-working art from his students

Scott Robertson: Advanced lessons on drawing fundamentals and concept artwork

Ctrl+Paint: Free lessons on basics and fundamentals of drawing and painting

Level Up Sessions: Livestreams and talks with professional artists

Booru and Delivery Archive

8-booru.booru.org/

This is the closest thing we have to archive every delivery safely in a centralized area.

Participation here would be greatly appreciated.

QTDDTOT: Bunny Rabit Dice Edition

This is where Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread go. Remember: a two minute shame of asking is preferable to the life-long shame of not knowing.

Previous thread: >>383878

Meta-Thread: Bad PR Edition

It's that time again. Time for more complaining, internet drama, and if the mood is right, we might even talk about /tg/.

Ability Scores Pointless?

Can somebody please explain to me the actual fucking purpose of ability scores?

Seriously. What is the point of having 18 strength if, I try to break a door, and roll a 1?

Or why bother having 20 charisma if I'm just gonna have to roll whenever I use it, and depending on what the dice lands on, I succeed or fail?

Ability scores seem inherently pointless. Change my mind.

Dungeon Map Thread

Parker, I want maps!

Dungeon Maps!

Any and all systems!

It doesn't even have to be from tabletops!

Better Ships and Sailors for RP

As a professional seafarer, I find that the ships and sailors used in gaming are bad

Very bad

Rather than cringe and ridicule, I thought I might put together a primer for Dms/Gms, game designers, and fantasy writers could use as a quick reference to get things right

I’m not trying to write an 800 page tome but something of a cook book to get the spirit and the flavor down

I’ve worked on everything from nuclear powered ships when I was in the navy to sailing ships as a volunteer

So what do you guys think?

Is it worth doing?

What would you want covered?

Worldbuilding General

Looking for ideas or suggestions? Hoping for a bit of critique? Or to you just want to share a bit of fluff from your setting?

Welcome to the Worldbuilding General thread

For longer stories, please make liberal use of pastebin or similar sites to prevent walls of text

Maps also belong here, if you need feedback or advice.

NaNoWriMo & NaGaDeMon 2018

November is almost here, which means that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the neckbeard equivalent, National Game Development Month, are about to begin. That means writan' books and homebrewan' games.

The goal for NaNoWriMo is to knock out at least 50,000 words of an original, while NaGaDeMon has the more nebulous goal of just designing and playing something. Encouraging each other to do some significant work on our homebrew games is definitely something I feel we could all get behind. Might even be fun to playtest for one another. As for writing novels, it's something /tg/ has flirted with before. What might be more interesting is going into such a project with a prompt. I'd personally love to see /tg/ write a pile of half-assed Isekai stories, or possible try and put those elaborate CYOA projects to some use, maybe use one of those random world generation tables as a basis for a story. Even though some of those are terrible ideas, it could still be fun to see what your fellow fa/tg/uys come up with.

Discuss ideas, request feedback, encourage one another, and get writan'

Warhammer Adventures

You have been hired to write a a Warhammer Adventures book for ages 10 and below.

The plot involves Drukhari. Specifically the Haemonculi.

How would you go about doing it?

Manga Thread: Secret Korean Komics Klub Edition

For all your foreign coloring book needs.

The recommendation list got too long and too controversial, so until we work up something better, we're ditching it.

Old Thread >>399604

http://archive.is/w887X

Did the bitter as fuck WHFB fans you know ever calm down?

>Games Workshop undergoes large shakeup internally, new CEO wants to change things

>Biggest change comes by killing off Warhammer Fantasy. A vastly underperforming game that took up a lot of store space, was not getting significant growth with younger audiences and had exhausted its lore and mapped out its world after 30 odd years.

>Something had to change and reset the clock, they went with the End Times. Maybe not the best option but the one they went with. WHFB died and Age of Sigmar was born

>For a year shit was rough. 1st of AoS was a trashfire now considered a rushed out placeholder by many

>Multiple groups tried to create continuations of WHFB

>Some like Kings of War was the old greybeards digging their heels in to keep their joyful escape from the world consistent

>Some like the 9th age was bitter as fuck younger neckbeards angry at the world behaving not unlike star wars galaxies players after their mmo shutdown: every other game was FUKKIN SHIT and they were loud, annoying assholes

>Long and short of it is that skirmish is the new tabletop king and rank and file has no audience beyond its existing and naturally over the years shrinking one

>AoS gets its 2nd, and arguably first real edition and explodes in popularity, with single armies like Nighthaunts selling in a month more than the entire fantasy range did at its peak

>3 years on many accepted something needed to be done and love or hate aos it was clearly a good move for a business and remember the WHFB times fondly as days no long gone.

>But some remain monumentally buttmad years later claiming everyone not playing games like the 9th age are 'shills' out to sabotage it and making jackasses of themselves publicly and get banned from cons and tournaments.

Do you know anyone like that who has failed to move on?

Share with us your stories of autistic retards going nuclear.

TTS 40K

I know there are some fa/tg/uys out here who play Warhammer through TTS but there are a lot of options I see when I'm looking through it and as someone completely new to the series (and wargaming in general unless you count Heroscape) and trying to play games with other new people, what should I download and use? Are there any particular editions that are better to use or easier to learn? Are there certain figure models on Steam I should be downloading over others? Are there specific factions that are better for beginning players to use?

Also fucking christ was the verification always this illegible? Fuck these captchas

Homebrew and Game Design Thread

Summer is here and so is all the extra free time that often comes with it. That means it's time to start working on your homebrew games again! Your time is now, /tg/. It's time to make game.

Tell me, what are you working on? Where are you stuck? Have you playtested anything yet?

As a further topic of discussion, let's discuss what makes a game good. What are the elements of good game design and what can be done to ensure that your final product doesn't end up as a fantasy heartbreaker, or something completely derivative? There's no one perfect game that can suit the needs of every group GURPS, but there are certainly ways to ensure that the gameplay experience of a game lives up to the intentions put into it. Discuss.

Board Game Recommendation

I'm looking to add to my collection of board games, but I'm not sure what to get, tell me your absolute favorite(s). I'm not exactly picky about what kind of game it is. I already have Betrayal, Pandemic, Specter Ops, Mysterium, Scythe, and Tales of Arabian Knights.

So whats the deal with GW's new 'burner release' model?

>Doing 2nd edition age of sigmar books for Skaven and Breton- i mean Flesh Eater Courts

>As part of the release put out a new one of these 'theme boxes' that is a small starter for each army with unique sculpts, the core rules, warscroll stat cards and so on.

>Naturally even the people i know who stuck to WHFB want new ghouls and skaven models because sprueporn.com rules

>Sells out on preorders alone

>Most local GW's, even in bongland given 3 copies per store at max

>Out of print and wont be coming back

I know the idea is these are, comparatively, selling at a huge loss but going to the effort of a box that comes with its own book with lore and battleplans only for it to be gone seems kind of shitty and its not just an age of sigmar thing. This happens for everything to a degree.

What do you think about this tactic? does it drum up interest in sets? is it mean to in the longrun shill more 'start collecting' kits which have recently gone up in price but only contain the regular off the shelf kits that have been around for years?

I mean shit if you actually play Age of Sigmar in particular the only Skaven starter box is for clan pestillens and it seems like Skaven players from what i've seen are as sick of them as the rest of us are sick of ultramarines or sigmarines at this point.

PDF Share Thread =Giving Thanks Edition=

We give thanks to all the wonderful sharers and cleaners and hope continue spreading the spirit of sharing long into the future.

Ghost of sharings past:

>>396422

Archived:

https://8ch.net/tg/res/396422.html