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Hoogie (he/him)





2 years on StartPlaying


5 games hosted


Highly rated for: Storytelling, Creativity, Rule of Cool

About me

πŸ”° π“π‘πž 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐬 πŸπŸŽπŸŽπŸ“ πŸ”° I was introduced to tabletop RPGs in the worst way possible: a level 16 DnD 3.5e adventure with maybe 20 other people and just as much rule books in a loud and crowded mall beside a basketball shootout contest. We did half a battle. ... 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐨𝐀𝐞𝐝. ─────────────── Hi. I'm Hoogie, and I run games in the OSR style. What's OSR? It's a π™§π™šπ™«π™žπ™«π™–π™‘ of 𝙀𝙑𝙙 π™¨π™˜π™π™€π™€π™‘ philosophies and techniques used to run games more free-flow and to invoke creativity, engagement, wonder, and accomplishment. βš–οΈ face varied challenge levels πŸ” solve problems creatively πŸ“š follow the threads you want πŸŒ„ get rewarded for exploration 🎲 accept your fate with random tables If this sounds like your flavor of madness, grab a chair and let's play.

GM style

⚠️ π™‚π™€π™‰π™€π™π˜Όπ™‡ ⚠️ - If a player creates a situation where they no longer need to roll to succeed, they won't. I also don't like limiting a player through their character sheet. I embrace chaos, but uphold logic. Player ingenuity is rewarded. I also use random tables to surprise myself as much as you. βš”οΈ π˜Ύπ™Šπ™ˆπ˜½π˜Όπ™ βš”οΈ - Quick and deadly, but telegraphed and avoidable. Running is sometimes the best option. XP is not through successful combat, but through discovery and adversity. πŸ—ΊοΈ π™€π™“π™‹π™‡π™Šπ™π˜Όπ™π™„π™Šπ™‰ πŸ—ΊοΈ - Backgrounds are detailed and colorful. I like describing as much of the six senses as the situation allows me. The world constantly evolves whether you take part in that evolution or not. πŸ’¬ π™Žπ™Šπ˜Ύπ™„π˜Όπ™‡ πŸ’¬ - Roleplay is recommended. I also allow cohorts/followers. However, an NPC's outlook towards you can change over time. All NPCs, including monsters, have morale and reaction rolls, as well as motivations and concerns. ─────────────── We'll use my private discord server and my Foundry VTT server hosted at Molten. I like talking a bit before games, usually 5-15 minutes. After your game is done, feel free to stay in my Discord, as you'll get a bunch of announcements regarding new games. If you have friends who might be interested in this sort of thing, please invite them!

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