The NTRPG Con 2022 Victorious game: Part 1

The NTRPG Con 2022 Victorious game: Part 1

At the beginning of the session we passed out envelopes to each of the seven players. They were told to open them and look at the 2 playing cards within. If neither were spades or clubs, then they weren’t the killer of the wizard’s fiancé. While they were...

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Achievement versus Experience

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Private Rail Cars for All Occasions

Private Rail Cars for All Occasions

Sorry to all and sundry that I’ve been AWOL, it’s been a rough couple of months at the Genteel Magistrate’s abode, with some deaths in our friends-family circle. To make up for lost time, I’ll point you to a nifty set of private railroad cars, circa 19...

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Errata for the Victorious Rulebook

Errata for the Victorious Rulebook

The following isn’t comprehensive, but is based on issues players of the Victorious RPG have brought to my attention. If you’ve noticed any such rules issues that aren’t listed here, please feel free to send them my way or post in the comment...

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The Power of the Gods

The Power of the Gods

Much like the fiction that inspired it, different Victorious chronicles have different backgrounds for the “Event” that caused SuperMankind to emerge. Like all GMs, I’ve got my own and it involves ancient gods and magicks stored to defend Earth against a...

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“Beat my Roll!”

“Beat my Roll!”

One of the inevitabilities of Victorious (and most other RPGs) is that of player knowledge of the results of tasks. For example, if a hero knows he has a 12+ success rate for a check or save, rolls 17, he knows he made it. Conversely, if he rolled a 3 he knows...

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Time Marches On

It’s probably the historian in me, but one issue I’ve had with running a long-term Victorious chronicle is that of time moving onward. I suppose it’s a problem to any historical RPG, be it Godlike’s World War II, Call of Cthulhu’s 1920s, or Colonial ...

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Looking Backward from 2000: 1894-5

One of the more interesting ideas that is (or should be) a part of a Victorious chronicle is that of the influence SuperMankind can have on the history of a world. For those chronicles that emphasize the late 19th century, their influence could be quite profou...

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One of the more…interesting?…Yeah, let’s go with ‘interesting>’! One of the more interesting parts of being a Genteel Magistrate is to keep a group of heroines from getting too large. Of course any player’s characters are in the gang, bu...

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Martians, Godzilla, and Werewolves; Oh My!

Greetings everyone, I don’t normally plug other blogs (except when I feel like it)….but this one is pretty sweet: https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-war-of-worlds-godzilla-1898-troll.html Eric’s blog has lots of good info anyway,...

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