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Re: [icons-rpg] Kenson blog

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  • John McMullen
    Once upon a time his blog was on or was echoed to LiveJournal and I read it then; now I m busy so I only find it once in a while, gorge, and go on.   The
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      Once upon a time his blog was on or was echoed to LiveJournal and I read it then; now I'm busy so I only find it once in a while, gorge, and go on.
      The current focus on the Avengers cartoon also loses me a bit--I like the intellectual exercise of translating events that clearly took place for story reasons into RPG and it teaches me something about gaming, but I don't watch the show. And it's not a question of it being good, bad, or indifferent--I don't watch any cartoons on a regular basis because there isn't time to sit in front of the TV for half an hour. (Okay, I do generally stay up for The Daily Show, but since we PVR that, I sometimes watch the previous night's episode before going to sleep before tonight's comes on.)
      Man, this sounds more like kvetching than a comment on Kenson's blog...
      One of the things I'm working on right now is possible house rules to the point-buy system so that you could have things like buying stunts, advantages, and flaws on powers that aren't quite aspects or challenges. I don't know if there is a way to do it, or if it's too susceptible to players gaming it, but I give it a thought every week or so.
      Which reminds me... Has anyone got a copy of With Great Power they'd be willing to sell me? Or even lend me, though I suspect that by the time we paid postage both ways, buying would probably make more sense.
      (Ah, after work I can look on rpg.net--work blocks it.)
      John McMullen (I need a new descriptor)
      From: Tim K. <silverlion@...>
      To: icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2011 8:32 AM
      Subject: Re: [icons-rpg] Kenson blog

      On 12/22/2011 5:16 AM, Soylent Green wrote:
      > Anyone here checked out Steve Kenson's blog (a part from Steve of
      > course!). Worth checking out for any Icons fan.
      > What I found particularly interesting was how hegoes through each
      > episode of the Avengers EHM cartoon and makes observations about how
      > they apply to roleplaying games. It's a good read.
      > And here's the link.
      > http://web.me.com/stevekenson/Steve_Kenson/Blog/Archive.html

      Awesome stuff. I find it amusing as me and my friends were going through
      it we also found parallels to Hearts & Souls stress/motivations
      mechanics. Just goes to show that there is a spark to draw from for
      every game.


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