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Old Jul 3rd, 2023, 04:49 AM
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PotM July

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In the Netherlands, this Month is known for having a 6 weeks break from school. There are only two weeks to go, one with lots of tests and surveys and one week of wrapping up and so much freedom. I can not remember I appreciated it enough at the time though ;-)

With six weeks of no work (and still getting paid ofc ;-) I would open my laptop early in de the morning and enjoy reading and writing posts. Significantly, the posts nominated by our dear RPG followers, indicate that these posts deserve our time and attention. A nomination can be made to put a player in the spotlight, share some quality to read, learn, and hopefully be inspired.
--> Please note, you are welcome to nominate your own post, just to show us what you had written, be proud and share <3

Just a short summary of actions to take:
  • Only nominate ONE post
  • Pass us the link of the post (and/or copy~paste the post)
  • Tell us your motivation why you liked (loved) this post, why do you think this post is the best op July?

That is it! Let's make this Month filled with nomination and make those judges work for their money
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Old Jul 8th, 2023, 04:25 AM
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It's early in the month, but this Outplay post of tech failure over tech failure over tech failure and then just rolling with it made me giggle really hard. [b]squirmonkey[b]'s David is believably panicking, and believably making the wrong choices.

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Old Jul 19th, 2023, 05:26 PM
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July PotM nomination
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Player: Lazer
Game: Dragons of a Broken World: A Dragonlance Age of Mortals Campaign
System: DnD 5e
DM: Elanir

Reason: Lazerís character, Devari, is a young woman who lives by her wits, her looks and whatever skills her mother, a performer, taught her before abandoning her at a tender age. In a world where most individuals, orders of knights and mages and other powerful organizations devote themselves to lofty ideals and gods of light, dark and twilight, Devari chooses to remain smart, practical and unaffiliated with anything and anyone that might force her to put anotherís interests over her own.

Her worldview is turned upside down, however, when she finds herself the prisoner of evil knights who condemn her to death for reasons that are sketchy at best. Instead of accepting her fate or attempting to escape, she chooses to incite a revolt among the people who came to watch her execution. She succeeds, but at a cost to herself and the city. Devari has to part with her beautiful hair and watch as the rebellion is quickly and apparently effortlessly put down by the Dark Knights.

Devari escapes in the confusion and is sheltered by a friendly barmaid and a kind half-ogre alchemist, but she feels changed and not simply because of the loss of her hair. Once more she doesnít give up and tries to reinvent herself. Her first steps in doing so are described in the post that follows.

Post link: Devari the survivor.

 

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Old Jul 19th, 2023, 06:24 PM
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July PotM nomination
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DM/Poster: Jbear
Game: The Amazing RPG Race; The Wild Misadventures of Burnapolia Bronkus
System: Grit and Grace (Jbear’s rules light system)

Reasons: In a game that challenges a DM and a Player to complete a simple race module with only 48 posts in only 48 hours, Jbear opened with this - Bascially a CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE BOOK of a post, with clever FAIL and SUCCESS mechanics that let me proceed through as many challenges as the dice (and my own nerve) allowed. High risk, high reward, high fun - and he is utilizing a Rules Light system he invented and taught me. Just A+ fun DMing AND a great and creative use of site mechanics and BB code.

Post: Link

 

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Old Jul 22nd, 2023, 02:34 PM
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Player: penbeast0
DM: lostcheerio
Game: The Gates of Paradise
System: D&D 5e

Reason for Nominating: penbeast0 had several great accomplishments in this game. One was to finish this one-shot in under two weeks, as part of The Amazing RPG Race, by making at least daily and sometimes four-times-a-day posts. The second was to create and inhabit this historical/magical world of an augmented 15th century Florence, which he and I were making up on the fly as we played. The third, and this was a big one, was to play two characters at once -- an inquisitor and a dissident. Father Con and Ignatio were directly opposite in doctrine, and the details of their personal lives made them excellent foil characters. However, playing them paired together, harnessed to one mission as one team -- that was a real writing challenge.

In this post, he shows them both breaking free from some magical vines, and preparing for battle against a violent strega, a witch. I really appreciated how he involved each PC in his own way, making sense of their combined forces even as they expressed their individuality.

Link to the post: I Was Just Leaving / Can't Touch This

 
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Old Jul 28th, 2023, 04:04 PM
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Nominee, the GM - rhaiber
Game, Completed - Whispers in the Aether, Mysteries of Magic and Machinery
System, Chosen - Rules Light, with nods to DnD 5e mechanics and cheating by me
Nomination, Reasons - There are 24 posts created by the same GM in the same month for the same game that I could nominate here. A staggering amount of effort and creativity, all for a solo game. Trust me when I tell you there's a staggering amount, for if there's one thing I know a bit about here, it's solo games.

This game is different. It's film noir and sci-fi and fantasy and steampunk and has a soundtrack at the end. The story takes big twists in big hurries. The time stamps on the posts and the words within said posts will prove that. As the actual post for nomination, I'm choosing the very first GM post in the rhaiber and zev story in a lostcheerio curated anthology. I urge you to read the story in whole. Word is the ending can make you teary eyed. Link will be at the end of the post for your consideration and convenience.

 


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Old Jul 29th, 2023, 06:27 AM
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Nominee - Squirmonkey
Game - Eagle Eyes
System - Fate Accelerated
Reason - In this wonderfully written post Squirmonkey gives depths to his character's aspect of The Stones and Bricks are my Eyes and Ears. It is a vignette within the story and I'm looking forward to see what the flower girl will report back.
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Player: Touketsu
GM: Kaigen
Game: You Can't Pay Debts With Hell Money
System: Tian Deng (playtest)
Post: Link

Context: Players are introducing their characters, a ragtag crew of freelance spacers, and Touketsu's android Yun has been drawn into playing a fighting game with another PC.

Reason: There's so much I love about this post. The way it builds on the previous player's offer to make the fighting game's plot sound even more ridiculous. The inventive "Data Readout" showing Yun grappling with said plot. The way Yun gets drawn into it despite themself to the point where they are just as aggravated as their partner when the ship's AI shuts off the game. It's a masterful introduction to a character from start to finish.

 
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Player: stepanxol
GM: bananabadger via fillyjonk and lostcheerio
Game: RPG Amazing Race
System: Homebrew
Post: Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Inside of You

Background: Stepanxol's character, the alien-cryptid Aromatika, has been betrayed in love and duty and suffered the loss of a fellow agent--all in the first part of the madcap 48-post (completed in 36 hours) format of the Amazing RPG Race. In this post, Aromatika rescues a fellow cryptid who has been pureed into a peach kompot and--learning a lesson from her recent betrayals--decides to slurp down the sweet-talking, but definitely dangerous rescuee and keep focused on completing her full mission. It's a bitter, unexpected, absolutely coldhearted decision that was also the best strategic move to prevent a cute, little creature from destroying all known worlds.

 

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