Despotic or Anarchist GM?

Game Master

A cornelian choice for a GM and/or an entire group, will we have a guiding or a flexible GM?

Complex game systems are obviously well-suited for a guiding GM, while easy systems are better for a flexible one who will prefer to improvise. By chance, Savage Worlds can handle both!

But what can you expect from both ways of playing and how can you customize the rules to play the way you like? Lire la suite

Split, cut, divided…

Split

The Movie

Split is an amazing movie written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and based upon the real story of Billy Milligan, a man who suffered from the dissociative identity disorder and sentenced to prison after the rape and murder of 3 students.

The main actor is James McAvoy and his performance is very excellent in this movie. It is surely hard to play so many and different characters but he succeeded in it, well done!

Of course this is a movie, so the mental disorder is amplified with nearly superhuman abilities for Kevin, the main character. But it is still interesting, a very realistic movie would have been boring.

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The Matrix Revolutions

Matrix Revolutions

Only released six months after Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions signs the end of the Matrix trilogy. It always leave a bitter taste in your mouth when it is the end of an universe you have loved.

This last movie is really easy to understand and is focused on action. It is time for the last battle in the real world between the Machines and Humanity. 250,000 sentinels are coming to attack Zion, one sentinel for one inhabitant, a cold machine count.

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The Matrix Reloaded

Matrix Reloaded

The sequel of The Matrix, released in 2003, shows us a Neo at nearly his full potential.

The second movie of the trilogy has a lot of action scenes compared to the first and also a lot of main characters.

The first movie is the concept, the start of the trilogy, the second movie is its heart. A lot of questions are solved in this movie and after watching it, you understand what is the Matrix.

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Gladiator (En)

Gladiator

Movie

Gladiator, released in 2000, is one the best movie I ever saw in my life.

You watch the fall of Maximus Decimus Meridius, a Roman General, because of the ambition of the Emperor’s son Commodus. He then loses his army, his family, then his found by slavers and sold to Proximo, a gladiator merchant.

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Mortal Kombat (En)

The video games

Mortal Kombat is one of the cornerstone of the video games for more than 20 years.

The first game was released in 1992, the last in 2015, and between both, there were 11 games which make this video game collection one of the best to have.

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RPG and Music

Music and RPG

Manage music

Say Hello to the SonicSpider, I give you the stats for such a dangerous creature at the end of the article 😉


Music can be an important part of a role-playing game session.

Music helps a lot to set the mood either for an entire session or for a precise moment, for example when your players are entering into a tavern or a cold dungeon.

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GoldenEye 007 (En)

Goldeneye

GoldenEye Movie

The seventeeth James Bond movie released in 1995 with the irreplaceable Pierce Brosnan (007) and Sean Bean (006-Janus).

The name GoldenEye pays homage to Ian Fleming (James Bond’s creator) because he worked on an operation called GoldenEye during the Spanish Civil War.

 

GoldenEye takes place during the Cold War, my favorite era for fictional stories. Nothing is more badass than secret operations during winter to destroy a hidden military base storing nuclear missiles.
GoldenEye, Red Alert, I grew up with this Cold War imagination and I love it.
I love snow, I love high-tech military devices, I love spies, I love English and Russian and I love nuclear weapons. Think about the movie « Lost in Space », this is again a fiction based upon the Cold War with the West forced to send a ship into space because they are losing the war against the Reds.

About GoldenEye, I prefer two scenes over the rest, at the beginning when 007 throws himself from the cliff to catch the plane, and at the end when he is driving a tank in St. Petersburg’s streets.

This is a great movie, the best amongst James Bond movies and Pierce Brosnan was the best James Bond.

Goldeneye logo

GoldenEye Game

Released in 1997 on Nintendo 64, GoldenEye 007 is one of the main FPS of the video game history because the campaign and the several challenges are excellent, as well as the multiplayer mode, 4 players on the same TV, the good old days…

This game was hard but the story was very interesting and really close to the movie. The gameplay was perfect, you had plenty of weapons and gadgets, you had sometimes to be stealth to avoid too many enemies in a gunfire, and you could start again a level to end it faster to unlock bonuses.

GoldenEye 007 is one of the main game of the video game history, a masterpiece among FPS and on Nintendo 64. I remember spending hours to unlock the bonus and on multiplayer with my friends. My favorite weapons were the RC-P90 and DD44 Dostovei. Later I discovered Counter Strike, Battlefield, Call of Duty, but my first FPS was GoldenEye 007 😉


Savage Worlds

It would not be interesting to have the stat-blocks for 006 and 007 because who would want to track James Bond? I prefer to give you the rules for some weird tools and weapons, so you can use it in your own spy setting which I hope will take place during Cold War 🙂

Laser Watch

Laser Watch
Range: 1
Damage: 2d10
RoF: 1
Cost: 1000
Shots: 10
Notes: AP6, used to cut through portion of floors or walls.

Moonraker Laser

Moonraker Laser
Range: 15/30/60
Damage: 2d8
RoF: 3
Cost: 2000
Shots: unlimited
Notes: AP2, Auto

Golden Gun

Golden Gun
Range: 15/30/60
Damage: 4 wounds
RoF: 1
Cost: 5000, a bullet cost 200
Shots: 1
Notes: 4 wounds against all organic enemies if hit