Drumming some life into RPG/Minis--- Banner Update Time

Discussion in 'Games: RPG & Miniatures' started by Jedi_Dajuan, Jan 30, 2009.

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  1. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Ok, been meaning to bring this up for a while. We always had a slower forum here, and that's fine. But lately it's been getting even more quiet than normal. I don't want to see the forum die an ignoble death so let's see if we can come up with ideas to make it a little more active.

    A couple things I'd like to see and do are:
    *Get a second banner created with images from some of the newer RPG books and some Minis stuff. Or possibly several banners with RPG and/or minis.
    *Update the admin thread and/or create a new index thread. With that unlock some of the older more interesting threads. (Would need some suggestions on that one.)
    *Get an other RPG started in the forum.
    *See some more threads in miniatures aside from the single one we have. Expand some of the things we talk about into several threads
    *Have threads for all of the various RPG books if appropriate

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head. What do you guys think? Any suggestions, comments, requests? We're all a part of this community and this forum so I'd like to see us work together to make it a little more exciting :)
  2. Zedd Tucson AZ Chapter Rep

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    I think all of this would be great. When I first came to this board, I was amazed at how inactive it was. I mean, there are like 3 other forums out there that I post on for Minis, and I'm not too into RPG, but I think it would be cool to get a bigger Miniatures following here. I might be able to help with making a brand new banner. I'm no expert in photoshop, but I might be able to pull something off. If someone has some ideas, I can give it a shot. I'm not creative enough to think of stuff on my own. Seriously.
  3. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Well, I've got a couple ideas for a Minis related banner, and possible some for RPG banners. It would be nice to have one of each and one that has both minis and RPG, just for variety.

    Hothie and I were talking about an idea for some minis stuff at lunch today. I'll see if I can get him to post about it.
  4. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    We seem to have lost quite a few posters, Only seems to be us, Koohii, Rogue_Thunder...

    I dunno... but is it saga edition that's turned people off? I know that DP4M doesn't really post in this forum anymore, and he has a documented preference for non-saga. I'm not painting everyone with the same brush...

    The Lit forum has threads for the upcoming sourcebooks, not all the talk in them is related to the fluff, there are a few stat fans in there IIRC.
  5. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Interesting. Wonder if I talk to the Lit people and see if we can get a cross promo out of it. Have them suggest people come here to talk about the books in an RPG setting as well.
  6. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    We tried to have a source-book by sourcebook section at one point, and the Mod shut it down as redundant because it was in the Lit section.
    Personally, I think they belong in the RPG section, and NOT the lit section, but they were established there already, so that was that. Posession is 9/10th and all that.
  7. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Yeah, those are more RPG products than anything else. Maybe direct posters here to talk about RPG mechanics and specifics like that. I don't see why we can't have a mechanic-centric thread for the sourcebooks.

    I also think the current economic situation might have to do with the lack of posting. People are a bit preoccupied lately. Well, that and superbowl weekend down there.
  8. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Well, I don't view that as redundant considering that we're the RPG board, so who cares what they say :p I'll head over there to see what their threads are all about and see if we can start something like that but more geared for us. Maybe even give a plug in their threads to come visit us to talk game mechanics. Talk to the Lit guys as well. There are plenty of other topics that are the same that are posted in several places, there is absolutely no reason why this can't be one of those cases. It actually makes perfect sense.
  9. Zedd Tucson AZ Chapter Rep

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    Hey, just a quick question: would there be anybody on this board that is one of those d6 fanatics that would be offended if I used d20's in the image?
  10. Maarek-Stele Jedi Knight

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    I still lurk, as I've always done. My gaming group moved on from Star Wars rpgs for the most part around Saga came out as most of our games had been SW and we were kinda done.

    Any interest in pushing non Saga/Mini discussion here? DnD, M&M, GURPS, d20Modern, etc. Bring in some other mini wargames like Warhammer?
  11. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    I am probablly the foremost proponent of D6 over d20 (or at least the one that gripes, whines, complains and generally vocalizes the most) and I would not be offended.
  12. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    why not d6's and d20's :p

    Can we create any RPG tools at all? I know all of us have lives outside of TF.N, but how about sharing some homebrewed maps/stats?

    There are threads for low level characters (Koohii's contributions are ace), and campaign ideas. How about some game aids?

    Is anyone in a position to piece together something along the lines of Heroforge? The excel-based character builder?

    How about just discussing game ideas? I play a tech who want's to get the most out of a Dynamic Class Freighter, what's the best way of doing this taking into account the new stuff in scum and villainy?
  13. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Thanks, Koohii, for the new thread :)

    I say create away. As long as a thread is totally redundant or way off topic, I'm game. If there's an issue with a thread we'll deal with it, no worries :) Not sure how I feel about threads for other Miniature and RPG games yet, but I could be convinced. They just can't take over our forum.
  14. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    I switched back to other games: D&D, WoD, et all. Can we post about those? I know some of us can reminisce about the 80's rpg heydays.
  15. Moridin RPG Author

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    For the record, I still read this forum almost every day, to see if there's anything I can chime in on...just hasn't been anything going on here. We've got some very active forums over on Wizards.com and the Holonet is still going (though I don't see as much traffic there these days), so there's plenty of people out there talking about the books.
  16. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    well, it still seems pretty darn quiet here...
    And I can only comment of older books/suppliments, etc., which may be of somewhat limited use to anyone using D20 rules.
  17. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    I don't see a problem having a thread or two about some other game systems, as long as they don't take over the forum.

    Glad you at least check in :) We'll try to make this place a little more hopping for you.
  18. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    how about an official thread for the new books as they come out, where we can all critique them/post thoughts/whatever
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  20. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    I have an idea, but it might be a bit of a logistical head-ache.

    How about having a store of fan-made content, much like SWRPG Network. I don't want to step on Moridin's toes but It would be nice if we could organise the stats that people here went to a lot of work to put together rather than have them disappear onto pages of locked threads.
  21. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    which stats? Sorry, just trying to make sure I understand. People have posted builds for everything from SW characters to builds for characters from movies, cartoons, and tv shows.
  22. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Yeah, could you give a little more info about what you're talking about? Are you thinking just a thread gathering these things, a whole separate site, focusing on just SW stuff, other genres?
  23. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    I'm pretty sure (correct me if I'm wrong) he means people can just post fan-made stats for vehicles, ships, droids, characters, etc. from Star Wars lore. I don't know how we'd store that, in a single thread, or a forum or a website....
  24. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm always game for new reading material.
    We have a thread for low-level characters, and one for adventure ideas.
    A thread for monsters/beasts might not be bad.
    Also one for starships could be good. Getting pictures up as well could be a hosting problem.

    Somewhere there used to be a thread for non-sw characters where I put Blakes7 and such, but would also be handy for anyone else building any character inspired by non-sw sources (wolverine, superman, etc)
  25. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    I could host pictures if people email me them. My photobucket account hold a bunch of FF stuff so it's no big :)
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