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Defenders of the Tabletop
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Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Activity status: Active
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Last update: Yesterday, 9:00 PM
Number of comics: 87
Number of subscribers: 9
Visitors: 3512 visitors (17881 pages viewed)
Rating: 4.5 (4 votes)

Webcomic description

Voltron: Legendary Defender as a tabletop role-playing game. Done in the style of Darths & Droids, DM of the Rings, and many others.

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kidra
kidra
As long as I can remember I've been making stories. Most of them never ended up making it onto paper, but I've always wanted to be a writer. Only recently have I decided to actually start showing some of these stories to the world, so I hope you enjoy them.

Most recent comments left on Defenders of the Tabletop

kidra
Yesterday
kidra
This is the second time I've included the word "Quiznak", despite it not being a real word outside of Voltron. I decided that this is because the word was once used in one of their other games, and they just kept using it.

What words or phrases have become inside jokes for your groups? We use the phrase "Remember Ianto!" to remember what happens when you do crazy things with magic because an NPC, named Ianto, got blown off a cliff with a fire-blast. Of course, that was awesome so while we pretend "remember Ianto" is to encourage caution, it's really about being awesome.
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Otaku
5 days ago
Otaku
Basically, once you've got the rules and general strategies down well enough, role-playing games are enhanced by including even simple, basic aspects of weather.

The catch is, even when everyone has a good working understanding of the rules, it can really bog down play to worry about it all. Your typical fight needs to worry about lighting (both level of visibility and position of light sources), wind direction, ground conditions/footing, elevations, etc. etc. etc.

Oh yeah, and what if someone prioritizes the various in-game mechanics to mitigate such things? Sometimes it is a great way to reward them for that choice, slapping the entire group with such an obstacle... but other times it just throws game balance right out the window. @_@
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kidra
5 days ago
kidra
I don't know if it's the case for wherever you all live, but it's really cold here. Winter is in full force and I hate it. I'm not a person that does well in the cold. I've lived in the same place my whole life, so you'd think I'd be used to it, but I'm not.

Speaking of weather, how have you guys used weather in your games? I've noticed that most of the time in games the weather is a balmy 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit, and plays no effect on the gameplay. While this is great for simplicity, there's a lot of ways that it could be used to make things more interesting. Tracking someone in the snow? Their tracks are easier to see but you have to hurry before the snow covers the trail. Or how do flame spells perform in rain? Do your players have enough water to handle wearing their full-plate armor in the summer heat?
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MagicMixture
One week ago
MagicMixture
Hooray! Congrats on making it all the way!

Oh boy, I already have a feeling this session's going to be rough. Excited to see what happens!
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kidra
8 days ago
kidra
Welcome back everybody! I'm all finished with my novel for Nanowrimo, and it was a fun, albeit difficult, challenge. But it's good to be back to the comic, I've missed uploading and hearing from you guys.
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