I do prefer point buy systems to class based. However it irks me when they simple don't give you enough points at starting level to get a decent spread of options or down one of the specialization trees a few steps. It leads to much indecision. Much like this fellow must be having in front of all those beers.
Cyberpunk worlds are bizarre to me. They are dark and hopeless. They are filled with dehumanizing technology. They are filled with all manner of disaffected groups who border on terrorism, but they're more morally sound than the people they oppose. Just not by much. Blowing stuff up is usually my first reaction to cyberpunk and other depressing style settings.
Normally I don't do alignment posters but this one jumped out at me. Blatant evil. It's like a baby evil just leaving the nest and setting foot on its own path. Tiny little evil trying to be bad but just ending up funny. Unless you really despise people knocking over your snowmen.
I've not had any overly romantic encounters in games I've run yet. There's been some flirting, but no out and out sexy. I'm not sure if this is a good or a bad thing. Either way I'll burn that bridge when I come to it.
Hitting on mages is always a gamble. After all if you succeed there's all sorts of magical things that could happen. Literally. However if you fail you could end up with a different sort of magic heading your way. The unpleasant crushing kind. Hope you don't have a bad break up either.
Art from D&D 3.5 source book Complete Arcane
Quotes from new game. I'm trying something new with this campaign. I'm reusing an idea I ran once for a different group. This game is a monster gestalt. Monster up one side, class up the other. Our new cast of monsters(with notes on who's playing whom):
Boddywyn: Winged Half-Fey Goblin Swordsage (Played by Nelven's player)
Haruhi: Sphinx Crusader (played by Steely Dan's player)
I'kishaeila: Valkyrie Warblade (played by Clementine's player)
Pliny: Satyr Bard (Played by Atargatis's player)
Rundalmar: Minotaur Barbarian (Played by Dhampir's player)
Toby: Dragon Swordsage thing (Played by Helena's player)
* Haruhi searches for food in the tower wreckage!
* Haruhi rolls: 1d20+1 => 1 + 1 = 2
I'kishaeila: (( NO SAMMICH FOR U! ))
* Rundalmar starts to pull out rations, munching on it as he stares at Haruhi.
Haruhi: what are you eating?
Boddywyn: And the cow is full of more suprises
I'kishaeila: He's also full of meat.
Haruhi: (( oh no what did I miss ))
Boddywyn: (( your hot sexings with Rundalmar crashed the server ))
Pliny: "...You said your Oracle was pretty, didn't you, Toby? What did she look like?"
I'kishaeila: (( a pickle. The oracle looked like a pickle. in a fancy robe. ))
Boddywyn: (( the budding relationship of a sphinx and minataur loools ))
Haruhi: (( so not going anywhere ))
LooneyGM: (( but he's big and muscular just like you like them ))
* Rundalmar winks at the sphinx
I'kishaeila: (( the rest of the group may compel you, Haruhi ))
Haruhi: (( yeah like *I* like them, not like *Haruhi* likes them ))
* Rundalmar gives a great belly laugh
Haruhi: (( NOES ))
Toby: (( THE POWER OF PICKLE COMPELS YOU ))
Haruhi: (( MY POOR INNOCENT SPHINX ))
I'kishaeila: (( NONE CAN RESIST THE PICKLE. ))
LooneyGM: (( innocent? ))
Haruhi: (( yes innocent! ))
Boddywyn: (( after stuffing run's meat into your mouth? ))
Haruhi: (( NOT THAT MEAT ))
LooneyDM: (( Everyone present and accounted for? )) Haruhi: (( I am missing in action. This is an automated reply )) Haruhi: (( I am battling aliens on the planet splooge using laser dildos ))
Haruhi: (( also I am possibly turning into Toby ))
Haruhi: (( that's not long hair ))
Haruhi: (( that's an ancient greek mullet ))
*Pliny spends a couple of hours practicing a flute, and annoying the hell out of everyone, before going to sleep
Pliny: (( Right now you're just a little minotaur. A calfotaur ))
The PCs always want the big guns. Sometimes in more ways than one. As evidenced by our lovely quartermistress today. And no matter what you give them they always want more, bigger guns. Until they're lugging around small artillery pieces and expecting to use them like handguns.
Charge! When in doubt of the enemies capabilities, Charge! How many times have you seen your players do this? Show of hands. Yeah that's what I thought. You, you in the front row. Yes you. Quite lying and put your hand up. Player's Plan A is charge the enemy. Plan B is, of course, twice as much fire as Plan A
You're missing out on lots of fun if you aren't abusing extra dimensional spaces in D&D. Much like this fellow here who's lost something in a box of holding and had to go dumpster diving for it. Reminds me of the animated disney Sword in the Stone where Merlin shrinks his entire set of worldly possessions and shoves them into a carpet bag.