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Roll To Dodge: I'm rather surprised to not find this here.:

 1 Sean Mirrsen, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:00:26 AM from Togliatti, Russia
Greetings from the forums of the Twelfth Bay, I am Sean Mirrsen, resident GM. This is my first post here, so I apologize in advance for violating any guidelines I'm not aware of.

I'm here to introduce you to, and/or make you acquainted with, the forum game called Roll to Dodge, because it seems that apart from a few minor mentions, this genre has completely eluded your community. A pity.

Roll To Dodge is a Forum RPG, but is not nearly serious enough to be placed next to normal RP Gs. At its core, the game is played by as many players as the GM can handle, using a single d6 die.

Each turn, the players submit the actions they want to perform, be it disarming a nuclear bomb or sipping coffee. Depending on any house rules, there may be free actions and impossible actions, but the GM doesn't have to warn players of any of those. When all players have submitted actions, the GM rolls a six-sided die to determine the action's outcome, on this table:
[1]-Epic Fail. The action was not performed, and backfired horribly.
[2]-Fail. Nothing happened.
[3]-Partial Success. The exact degree of success is established by the GM.
[4]-Success. The action was carried out adequately.
[5]-Epic Success. The action succeeded in the most positive way possible.
[6]-Overshot. Though the result was achieved, the action backfires horribly due to disproportionately large effort.

If, as a result of anything, something threatens a player or non-player character, that character gets the titular Roll to Dodge to avoid danger. The results of the roll are judged by the same table as above.

Numerous house rules can be applied. For a good collection of different games in progress (including mine), look no further than the dedicated forum over at Bay 12 Games.

I'd be happy to run a game of RtD in this fine community, but I'm quite caught up in the three games I already run. I hope you like this simple roleplaying genre. It's easy to get into, comparatively easy to GM, and provides good fun.

edited 7th Apr '10 7:02:41 AM by SeanMirrsen

 2 Iverum, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:02:19 AM from outside the key
We had something like this.
 3 Sean Mirrsen, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:04:27 AM from Togliatti, Russia
It was a while ago, and has quite a different premise. I think I noticed it at some point, too. The focus here are overshots and dodge rolls, not critical failures.

edited 7th Apr '10 7:05:01 AM by SeanMirrsen

 4 Ozbourne, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:04:43 AM from the x on a treasure map Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
8luh 8luh.
Those games can be a lot of fun even if they tend to prove that dice hate me. tongue
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 5 Plumbum, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:20:57 AM from Chichester, England Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
The Black Rose
Say, i try to kick a football at a wall. What would the possible outcimes be?
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 6 Kitten Of Doom, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:24:44 AM from You do NOT want to know
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I try to get a cheeseburger.
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 7 Flanker 66, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:29:16 AM from The Cockpit of a Celestial Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Manei Domini
I try to understand Neon Genesis Evangelion

He probably won't actually roll any of these things up, as he said that he was a bit busy with three other games right now. Ah well, but why not try anyway?
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 8 Sean Mirrsen, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:29:36 AM from Togliatti, Russia
Many things. Possible examples:

[1] You kick the ball.. OW MY FOOT! Through tears in your eyes, you look closer at the ball and see that it's actually a crudely painted cannonball, planted here for you as a joke.

[2] You miss the ball. (and fall, as a variant)

[3] You kick the ball, sending it over the wall.

[4] You kick the ball, and it bounces off the wall like you wanted it to.

[5] You kick the ball with great force, it bounces back at you, and you send it back into the wall with a headbutt. The professional team behind you is impressed.

[6] You kick the ball with tremendous force! The ball slams into the wall like a battering ram, knocking out several bricks, rebounding, and hitting you in the head. You drop unconscious.

There can be uncountable variants depending on house rules and the GM's whim. For example, I always make a second roll to determine how bad is the aftermath of an epic fail or an overshot, which lets me choose from a less staggering array of possibilities.

edit: yes, I'm not going to run a game here. You can have a meta-deathmatch anywhere you want though, all you need is a bunch of players and a GM. Think of it as a massive Schroedinger's Armory in the middle of Schroedinger City. The rolls (and the GM, to a lesser extent) run the gamut, there are no limits other than the ones you set for yourselves.

edit2: On an unrelated note, what's up with my avatar? Do I need a unique name for the file or something? That's not what I uploaded...surprised

edited 7th Apr '10 7:33:30 AM by SeanMirrsen

 9 Plumbum, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:35:02 AM from Chichester, England Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
The Black Rose
I like! And you did an English football (soccer to Americans), not Rugby-ball like American footballs.
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 10 Plumbum, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:35:42 AM from Chichester, England Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
The Black Rose
And yes, you do need a unique filename or you can't upload it.
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 11 Sean Mirrsen, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:36:48 AM from Togliatti, Russia
Yeh, I'm Russian, we don't have any other footballs around here. tongue

Edit: avatar works, but damn the Jpeg compression. Can't I use an external link?

edited 7th Apr '10 7:37:27 AM by SeanMirrsen

 12 Plumbum, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:37:29 AM from Chichester, England Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
The Black Rose
5 points!

I'm English, I'm supposed to live off nothing but football.

edited 7th Apr '10 7:40:08 AM by Plumbum

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 13 Flanker 66, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:37:40 AM from The Cockpit of a Celestial Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Manei Domini
Ok, I'll host one in this thread then. Looks fun.

Kitten of Doom: Yow! The cheeseburger was hotter than it looked... you might want to wait a few minutes and try again.

Me: I am no closer to understanding NGE than when I started.

Plumbum: You kick your football at the wall. It merely bounces to the ground with a thump. You need to go to the gym.

Now edited! (I just felt like adding yours, Plumbum)

edited 7th Apr '10 7:40:58 AM by Flanker66

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 14 Plumbum, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:39:34 AM from Chichester, England Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
The Black Rose
I was a football I was kicking I was saying it was a good point.
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 15 Plumbum, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:41:02 AM from Chichester, England Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
The Black Rose
I give up with the football, and try going down the shooting range for the first time ever.
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 16 Kitten Of Doom, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:41:19 AM from You do NOT want to know
Where's mai catnip!?
I try to fully get through Encyclopedia Dramatica's Offended page.
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 17 Flanker 66, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:45:26 AM from The Cockpit of a Celestial Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Manei Domini
Plumbum: [6] You're such an excellent shot that you end up getting a bullseye! ...On somebody else's target.

Kitten of Doom: [4] You view the page and come out of it none-the-worse for wear.
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 18 Kitten Of Doom, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:46:23 AM from You do NOT want to know
Where's mai catnip!?
I start up the Large Hadron Collider.
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 19 Sean Mirrsen, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:46:57 AM from Togliatti, Russia
Do you want to get a roll against mental damage or Your Head A Splode?

If I was G Ming, I'd likely chalk that one up as Unpossible.

 20 Ozbourne, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:48:58 AM from the x on a treasure map Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
8luh 8luh.
Let's see if dice continue to hate me, shall we? Hmm...

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 21 Flanker 66, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:49:48 AM from The Cockpit of a Celestial Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Manei Domini
Kitten of Doom: [2] [Impossible Action] You cannot even begin to understand the most simple systems of the LHC. Come back when you have a P Hd in Physics and a good understanding of the LHC.

Ozbourne: [1] No matter how many Ultraballs you throw at it, it remains steadfastly uncaught. It then proceeds to slaughter your party.

edited 7th Apr '10 7:51:49 AM by Flanker66

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 22 Plumbum, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:49:49 AM from Chichester, England Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
The Black Rose
Sure, why not.

I trade up to a bigger gun at the gun range.
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 23 Sean Mirrsen, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:51:26 AM from Togliatti, Russia
Actually, Flanker, I was responding to the reading of the Offended page.

Is there a quote button on this forum?

 24 Plumbum, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:53:53 AM from Chichester, England Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
The Black Rose
you use
[[quoteblock]] and
[[/quoteblock]]
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 25 Flanker 66, Wed, 7th Apr '10 7:54:06 AM from The Cockpit of a Celestial Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Manei Domini
...Oops. To quote you do this:

[[ quote block ]] insert text here [[ / quote block ]]

without the spaces.

Plumbum: [3] Oof! The recoil of this gun is strong, although you still manage to hit your target (it's not a bullseye, though...).
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