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Sunday, 26th July, 2015

  • 03:01 AM - Rich Baker mentioned nerfherder in post Two PRIMEVAL THULE Previews In One Day? Check Out The Beastman!
    Sasquatch Rich here . . . nerfherder: I suppose it's a bit of legacy from the Pathfinder and 4e versions of the setting. In Pathfinder, most humanoid stats present a [monster] with 1 level of the warrior NPC class. So I kind of think of "warrior" as "warrior 1," the weakest version of the [monster] you fight. In 4e, lots of monsters used low-level Minions for the same purpose, and often just named them "[Monster] Warrior" too. So, put it down to me just hanging on to a few habits from older versions of the game. Love your screen name, btw. Rich Baker

Monday, 20th July, 2015


Thursday, 10th October, 2013

  • 06:51 PM - Morrus mentioned nerfherder in post The recovered missing Doctor Who episodes are The Enemy Of The World (1967) and The Web Of Fear (1968)
    The Enemy Of The World (1967) and The Web Of Fear (1968) and both starring Patrick Troughton as the second Doctor, have now been remastered by BBC Worldwide. The press conference was a couple of hours ago. Thanks to nerfherder for copying this newsaper article before they pulled it (the news is embargoed until later today). AICN is also running the story. FOUR decades ago, Dr Who's encounter with the mythical Yeti left a generation of children terrified and enthralled. The six part serial Web of Fear became one of the best-loved serials of the Patrick Troughton era. Sadly, in the 1970s the well-travelled time lord faced an enemy far deadlier than the Daleks - BBC beancounters. In an effort to save money, tapes of classic shows were wiped and recorded over. In a matter of months some of the Doctor's greatest adventures were lost... seemingly forever. The Web of Fear is one of the most missed serials, along with another Troughton era adventure, The Power of the Daleks. But now all six missing episodes have been found - in a dusty storeroom in Nigeria. The previously lost nine shows were among 11 traced to a television relay station and the find brings back to life an entire six-episode story, whil...

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Thursday, 21st December, 2017

  • 09:18 AM - Caliburn101 quoted nerfherder in post Two Days Left To Vote For Most Anticipated RPG of 2018!
    I've been waiting for the new RQ since the 80's :cool: If you are talking an updated RQ d100 system - then you've missed it's release - it was called RQ6 originally but now it's called Mythras (and it's excellent by the way...); http://thedesignmechanism.com/ If by RQ you mean Glorantha-only RQ, then you don't have long to wait for that; https://www.chaosium.com/blog/rqgnew-runequest-edition-to-be-known-as-runequest-roleplaying-in-glorantha/

Saturday, 30th April, 2016


Sunday, 22nd November, 2015

  • 05:32 PM - Morrus quoted nerfherder in post SPOILERS RULES
    So, can we post our thoughts about Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the non-spoiler thread after we've seen it in the UK or Germany on December the 17th? Sure! Same rule as always. Once it's released, it's fair game.
  • 12:19 PM - MarkB quoted nerfherder in post The official 2015 Doctor Who (with spoilers for aired episodes only) thread
    Short of avoiding all news, the internet, and TV, it would be almost impossible for someone in the UK to avoid the spoiler about Clara leaving. I am in the UK. I don't keep up with news a great deal, but I certainly don't avoid it, though I do try to avoid spoilers about shows I like. I knew the actor was leaving at some point, though I think only from a comment in this thread, but I knew nothing about how the character would leave, or in which episode.

Monday, 16th November, 2015


Friday, 18th September, 2015

  • 02:37 PM - CapnZapp quoted nerfherder in post Official conversion guides from ALL editions are coming this fall!
    I have converted material from B/X, AD&D, and 3E for my 5E campaigns so far without much problem. The only issues I see are for GMs who might want to convert material from older editions that have no experience with the system in question. The rules for those games are still available so I say play them and learn.:D Ditto. The only real challenge has been magic items - and we ended up just removing most of them except for one or two key equivalents. Then the conversion guides arent for you guys! In fact I'm not sure who can benefit from these. Make the guides light and thin, and only Captain Obvious will have any use for them. Make them sufficiently detailed to be of any actual use, and you're looking at a thick tome that will scare away your customers; except for grognards like us who don't need them anyway (hi Mom!) My only guess is that they're for people who need official confirmation they're doing it right when they run a X Edition module for Y Edition rules... that, and people j...

Saturday, 29th August, 2015

  • 06:25 PM - Uder quoted nerfherder in post RAGE OF DEMONS Has A Trailer!
    Yeah, if that was for a D&D movie, I'd even consider seeing it at the cinema! I heard this so many times from Warhammer diehards when the hype train was rolling for Ultramarines.

Tuesday, 11th August, 2015

  • 12:18 AM - mach1.9pants quoted nerfherder in post Character Narratives Preview from PRIMEVAL THULE
    I just don't get why it's so hard to keep it as close as possible to the actual 5e rules? You seem to be trying to couch it in 4e terminology for some reason (that I honestly don't understand) when it seems like the easiest thing to do is keep it as close to 5e terminology as possible. How about just saying... "once used this power recharges after resting an hour or longer"... bam!! there you go. Can I make a suggestion for how to word short rest abilities? "You cannot use Cutthroat Strike again until after you have rested for at least 60 minutes." Sounds a lot better to me, and as long as thought process is put in to the fact in 5E 'once per rest' /= 'once per encounter' it will be a massive crunch improvement.

Friday, 24th July, 2015

  • 09:27 PM - Nellisir quoted nerfherder in post Two PRIMEVAL THULE Previews In One Day? Check Out The Beastman!
    Yeah, I'm generally liking the look of this (and am glad I've backed the KS for the physical book), but I am a little confused by the nomenclature in this sample. Why is a beastman warrior worse at fighting than a hunter - I would have expected it to be the other way round? Most adult beastment are hunters - so thewarriors are the less common, less able fighters than the more numerous hunters? Hopefully this is just a typo. It is a little weird, reading it. It's possible they mean that most adult beastmen are (able to hunt on their own) vs (being Hunters), but if so, it's awkward and unclear. Are beastmen warriors primarily youngsters and noncombatants? That doesn't make sense either. I like the layout.

Tuesday, 21st July, 2015

  • 03:27 PM - Ryujin quoted nerfherder in post National character
    I've heard it with 100 years/miles over a dozen times on message boards. In my limited experience, I've found it easier to drive long distances in the US than the UK simply because you will be lucky to drive more than an hour here before hitting some kind of hold-up. Obviously there are densely populated parts of the US that have terrible traffic, but when I drove from NYC to Tampa FL in a day I don't think we were held up once. Toronto to Huntsville, Alabama in under 15 hours here. That's almost exactly 1000 miles, by the route I used to take. For some, it is *old* comedy sketches. So, you all argue, walk funny, have dead parrots, and run around with saxophones playing sprightly music in the background. Except for Lancastrians. Watch out for those guys. They know Ecky Thump.
  • 01:31 PM - Morrus quoted nerfherder in post National character
    I think the nearest I've heard is "that's not cricket" - with the implication that the English are honest, moral, and sporting (and that being more important than winning). I think that's pretty accurate (in the sense that we like to think that of ourselves; not that we necessarily achieve it). Plus we hate boasters. Success has to be quiet and modestly received.

Monday, 20th July, 2015

  • 04:28 PM - TarionzCousin quoted nerfherder in post The City Under the Mountain - A D&D 5E Adventure!
    what does "knocking someone up" mean where you come from? I'm in Newcastle right now, but I'm not knocking anyone up! I've just had a disturbed evening with a crying baby, and I've no wish for any more. Knock up? A guy?My English co-worker assured me that it means "go visit," and he's only lived in America for 20 years. :D If I'm right, Morrus would have something like a 670 mile round trip to be able to do that. There's relatively small, and there's :eek:Right. We'll send Nerfherder. He'll be fine because he's got a baby. ;)
  • 02:34 AM - Nebulous quoted nerfherder in post Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh 5e
    I'm prepping to run this adventure in 5e, too. This is what I quickly knocked up for Ned. Comments and criticism welcome: Ned Shakeshaft – Rogue 3 (Assassin) Medium humanoid (human), NE Armor Class 12 Hit Points 23 (3d8) Speed 30 ft. STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 15 (+2) 11 (+0) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) Saving Throws Con +4, Int +2 Skills Stealth +4 Senses passive Perception 10 Languages Common, Thieves’ Cant Challenge 1/2 (100 XP) Assassinate. During his first turn, Ned has advantage on attack rolls against any creature that hasn’t taken a turn. Any hit he makes against a surprised creature is a critical hit. Sneak Attack (1/Turn). He deals an extra 7 (2d6) damage when he hits a target with a weapon attack and has advantage on the roll, or when the target is within 5 feet of an ally that isn’t incapacitated and he doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll. Actions Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 20/60 ft., one target....

Friday, 17th July, 2015

  • 05:15 PM - Rich Baker quoted nerfherder in post [UPDATED] A Savage D&D 5E Campaign Setting From the Makers of PRINCES OF THE APOCALYPSE
    Yeah, we're sorry about that, Nerfherder. We built our reward levels so that the basic book (at $60) includes $10 for domestic shipping and handling. The $35 upcharge for int'l shipping incorporates that $10 domestic charge, which in effect means we're asking $45 for int'l shipping. And the crazy thing is, that's how much it costs. Some countries we come in a few dollars less, but other countries (the UK, for instance) actually cost us more like $55 to ship one Primeval Thule book. Ouch! If you know some other folks in your country who might want the book, take a look at the Group Thule reward option. Adding the weight of extra books to something that's already going overseas is not anywhere near as costly as shipping those books separately, so we can save a great deal on the shipping and pass that savings along to the backers. We'd love to spend money on books, not postage! Rich Baker Sasquatch Game Studio I usually miss them, too. I think this is the first time I managed to snag one. The $35 postage did make me paus...

Sunday, 5th July, 2015

  • 11:15 PM - Wik quoted nerfherder in post Gay Rights
    Something you may not have considered - not all Western democracies have separation of Church and State. In the UK, 26 Church of England archbishops and bishops are appointed to sit in the House of Lords. Ok, I'm curious. What exactly do you mean here? Are they pushed through without a vote? The House of Lords is similar to the Senate in the US and Canada, correct? In that it's appointed by political appointment, not through a vote? Do these church of England appointments have to be filled? I'm unsure about exactly what you mean here. Because, as JFK made sure everyone understood some fifty-odd years ago, "Seperation of Church and State" does not mean that you can't belong to a church and still be an elected official. And, as we see in the US all the bloody time, voting based on your religious beliefs does not violate the whole church and state thinger.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015

  • 03:01 PM - Scrivener of Doom quoted nerfherder in post Note to WotC: They're not TRPGs. They're just RPGs.
    "Tabletop" seems to be a word that attracts a bit of attention judging by the success of Wil Wheaton's show of the same name. But if this is about search optimisation, they definitely need to build a better website... which, of course, is another topic. Yeah, I feel the same when people refer to "British English". It's simply "English"! Or real English. :)

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015

  • 09:24 PM - Scott DeWar quoted nerfherder in post Best simple purchase you've made
    Well, I wouldn't say that this item has improved my life by a significant amount, but it is something that I ended up using far more than I thought I would - a Mobi wifi SD card for my camera. I like to do a bit of photography, and have a DSLR and a few lenses. I also like to post my photos to social media, to share with my friends. Before I had the Mobi card, that meant either waiting till I got my DSLR home (and downloading files to my PC, then uploading them to social media), or taking a shot with my phone. Now I can happily shoot with my DSLR, knowing that it is transferring the JPG files to my phone, and while I'm resting I can quickly and easily share one or two of my favourite shots online. I still download, process and catalogue the original RAW files when I get home, but I'm also now getting the instant sharing with friends. e.g. when I was visiting Liverpool Cathedral: 69074 NOOOO!!!! not Cathulhu! AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH.............


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