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    Today, 01:21 AM
    One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen:
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    I only have one game on Steam, Flame in the Flood, which was free. But on GOG.com I have 540 games. I don't want to know how much I've spent (though most of them were discounted, lucky for my wallet). :eek:
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 AM
    I played with my friend who was using the BECMI black box and Rules Cyclopedia, but since they had DM rules we almost never saw the actual books (he would level us up). So when I decided I wanted to DM, but bought a module (The Haunted Tower box set for BECMI, still a favorite) and 2e Dungeon Master's Guide... Lets just say I was thoroughly confused...
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    Yesterday, 01:02 AM
    My takeaway is that your Eberron PC should resemble Harrison Ford, Humphrey Bogart, or Johnny Depp.
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th June, 2018, 06:15 AM
    Hey, I'm still here :). My monster index hasn't had any love since 2009, and unfortunately it never contained the 1st/2nd Edition XP values, just the 3rd Edition CRs. You can pick up a slightly more up-to-date version of it here though if you want.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Monday, 18th June, 2018, 11:14 PM
    My next post will likely be after I've gone to physio on Wednesday.
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  • Yaztromo's Avatar
    Monday, 18th June, 2018, 03:00 AM
    In general I avoid time travelling, as I'm not very confident I can manage everything in style, but there are a few super-classic modules, like the DA series and Where Chaos Reigns that are a great support for running a long adventure with timetravelling in it.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th June, 2018, 11:58 AM
    Now that the second season has aired I do have to say that unfortunately only the later part of the season matches the first season in quality and content. The finale was pretty damn good, but it sure took a long and windy road to get there. It's obviously set for a third season, which is being made, and I hope that they keep the quality they've now reached instead of walking backwards again...
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Friday, 15th June, 2018, 06:19 AM
    No worries. The next three days are very busy for me. I won't be posting until either Sunday (maybe) or Monday. The question was a bit buried in the psot, so I thought you might have missed it. No prob.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Friday, 15th June, 2018, 04:54 AM
    Buddha the DM and KainG, I'm just checking to make sure you guys are getting notifications when I post in the IC thread.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th June, 2018, 11:33 AM
    Sure the individual DM can always ban options if he wants; the DM can create the PC's for the players if they agree to it. I want the setting guidelines to not take that option out of my hands. So your vision of DS might be very restrictive, mine might be very lienient. It's easier to say "I run my game like 2e, so no monks and warlocks etc" than for some WotC author to make that call for me and...
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  • Yaztromo's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th June, 2018, 12:08 AM
    The answer to all your need is just one and it's very simple! It is called module DA2: The Temple of the Frog. A superclassic adventure by Dave Arneson, one of the fathers of D&D. Enjoy it!
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  • Yaztromo's Avatar
    Sunday, 10th June, 2018, 10:33 PM
    I hope I'm posting this in the right section... Here http://blackmoor.mystara.net/forums/vie ... =22&t=8816 you can find an amateur mini-gazetteer of a Blackmoor Barony, written by one of the original players of Dave Arneson's group. Don't miss it!
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Sunday, 10th June, 2018, 07:08 PM
    Auto currant.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Sunday, 10th June, 2018, 07:07 PM
    Like Dark Sun PCs ever have a problem hitting...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Sunday, 10th June, 2018, 03:10 AM
    Then this thread is pointless; do what you want. Give them a +10 to Strength and double HP per level if you want. Who cares if its OP to the core assumptions?
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 9th June, 2018, 10:14 PM
    Wait, so just to make sure I read your idea right... I roll 5d4 for my Strength, getting a 5-20 based on roll. Then I get a +4 Strength bonus. THEN I get a ASI at first level I can put into my Strength if I wanted... So I could have a strength score of 9-26 at first level. Assuming I rolled that sweet 20, I could attack with a +10 to hit and be doing 2d6+8 damage on a hit with a stone...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 9th June, 2018, 10:08 PM
    Half-giant: use goliath stats. Done.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 9th June, 2018, 03:12 PM
    If it were me, I'd switch telepath and constructor. Telepathy is a core element of psionics, like clairsentience, telekinesis, and body manipulation. Forming constructs out of astral goo feels more wizardy.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 9th June, 2018, 03:07 PM
    Considering Moorcock himself wrote lyrics for BŲC, it seems fitting.
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Friday, 8th June, 2018, 03:51 PM
    As a complete aside (and with apologies for the double-post), I'm now wondering how aware of the date the inhabitants of the Realms are? Would there be celebrations as the year ticks over from 1499 to 1500 DR like there were on Earth in 1999?
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Friday, 8th June, 2018, 03:29 PM
    Sure, I get that. For me this is just a fun exercise to see if we can narrow down the date despite WotC's apparent reluctance to commit. I know we could probably quibble about what counts as FR canon in 5th Edition, but assuming we treat recent WotC-published material as any sort of authority, it does seem like 1491 DR is a strong candidate for the current year.
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Friday, 8th June, 2018, 12:28 PM
    Yes! The Monster Manual IV includes a gnoll ranger named Slave-Taker (p67), described as follows: "This humanoid is slightly taller than a human. It has a furry body and a head like a hyenaís with a brown-gray mane. Its eyes reflect a malevolent glint in the dusk as it hefts a net." Edit: And another one (female) named Gnash-Tooth on page 71.
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Friday, 8th June, 2018, 10:18 AM
    Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide also says "The next Shieldmeet will be observed in 1492 DR". Since that's future tense, we know that the current date can't be before Midsummer 1492. So 1491 DR seems like a good guess.
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Friday, 8th June, 2018, 10:13 AM
    Also, according to Princes of the Apocalypse, "The adventure is set in 1491 DR, the Year of the Scarlet Witch", so canonically we're in at least 1491.
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Friday, 8th June, 2018, 08:17 AM
    Sword and Fist (3rd edition) has an evil ranger named Druga (p66).
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Friday, 8th June, 2018, 07:57 AM
    The pricetag doesn't put me off, but this company appears to not want my money. Their online order form has no country options other than "United States" and they don't seem to answer mail generated by their own contact form. Neither of those things is a good sign :(.
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Thursday, 7th June, 2018, 09:32 PM
    Here are the top 10 geo for an unspecified time frame.
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Thursday, 7th June, 2018, 06:21 AM
    According to the Stat Blocks by Challenge Rating and Creatures by Environment tables, the choker should be Challenge 1 (200 XP). At least in the D&D Beyond version of MToF, which also incorrectly has "1 (100 XP)" in the main choker entry.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Thursday, 7th June, 2018, 04:18 AM
    New post is up. Finally. :p
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Thursday, 7th June, 2018, 04:13 AM
    "So it was a wererat, as you and the others originally suspected," Lady Pendour replies. "I am glad that you were able to find him and mete out some justice for Lord Ebal. It's unfortunate that the beast couldn't be taken alive, but it sounds like it didn't give you a choice. Well done to you and your allies, Sir Quinn." "Caerth and the others will bring back the body, of course," Aeron...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Wednesday, 6th June, 2018, 07:56 PM
    See, this is where perception means everything; I find Greyhawk, bland, painfully generic, and barely a setting as a collection of proper nouns and references that is unique and memorable only due to their constant inclusion in the core rulebooks and repeated retreads if nostalgic modules. It's never been more than the default assumptions given a proper name. But that is the assumptions I have...
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    Tuesday, 5th June, 2018, 02:55 PM
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Monday, 4th June, 2018, 07:15 PM
    Psionics isn't Dark Sun exclusive; it was a big part of Ravenloft and Eberron, and has been mentioned to exist on Greyhawk and Faerun. It absolutely belongs in a setting-neutral book. IIRC, thri-kreen were also in the normal MM in previous editions, and the half-giant was in the Expanded psionics handbook already, and were reskinned goliaths in 4th. So the only option you've said that is DS...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Monday, 4th June, 2018, 04:50 PM
    Personally, a moderate-sized chapter in a multi-setting hardback with some basic info, conversions of races, rules for defiling, and the mystic class. Lather, rinse, repeat for the other main settings.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Monday, 4th June, 2018, 04:36 PM
    Hmm, either a single hardcover covering several settings in light detail (with a few races and such to round them out) or a series of Planeshift like Pdfs that do the same thing.
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  • BOZ's Avatar
    Monday, 4th June, 2018, 03:29 PM
    Me too! I have not had any luck so far finding more about him and Boeing, but hopefully something will come up.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Monday, 4th June, 2018, 11:38 AM
    So find a game that fits your genre. Nobody complains WoD should support more than Urban horror, or Shadowrun more than cyberpunk, or M&M more than superheroes, but D&D must support every genre of fantasy under the sun...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Monday, 4th June, 2018, 11:32 AM
    Like clockwork, Magic: the Gathering fans complain about the latest set, Star Wars fans complain about the latest movie, and D&D fans complain about the latest book. Well, good luck with your crusade to persuade WotC out of the Realms.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Monday, 4th June, 2018, 04:43 AM
    My next post will likely go up tomorrow. EDIT: I forgot that today (Monday) was the day our cleaning lady comes and I have to deal with her being here. (She's very chatty.) Plus, I had to do laundry. Tomorrow is writing class night, and I have to do at least one more load of laundry. So, it's looking like maybe Wednesday for my next post. :-S
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Monday, 4th June, 2018, 01:52 AM
    Then you're splitting the player base. A player who runs Ravenloft has no need or desire for a Dark Sun adventure, a Dark Sun player finds Planescape modules a waste. You'd create the TSR Catch-22; to support multiple settings, you'd have to increase your production schedule so most settings got some support, but by doing so your increasing the amount of product made (and the cost of development...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Sunday, 3rd June, 2018, 08:24 PM
    THAT'S and interesting take; I'd accept that. :) As for my game, I'd allow it. Its a specific God's blessing, so few elves would ever experience it (most NPC elves are born one gender and stick with it) but if a PC wanted to do it, I wouldn't care in the least. PCs are special snowflakes anyway. Honestly, in a world where most monster genealogies begin with "a wizard did it", a race known...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Sunday, 3rd June, 2018, 03:34 PM
    Pssst... You can make up your own stories and settings.
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  • BOZ's Avatar
    Sunday, 3rd June, 2018, 03:02 AM
    Yeah, definitely could be! There isn't much in the way of full human figures on the Greyhawkery page to compare to, and vice versa I don't think we will see undead, dragons, or medieval style architecture in the Milwaukee newspaper, but I agree that the style is close enough to be believable. Did you find that at the Google News Archive?: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=jvrRlaHg2sAC And...
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  • Yaztromo's Avatar
    Sunday, 3rd June, 2018, 02:02 AM
    You are confusing GMs and players. They are not necessarily the same things and sometimes, as the GM ages, the players perhaps not, as you don't GM all your life for the same persons.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 08:20 PM
    Remathilis replied to Core+1
    I agree, but it does have some kinks that need ironing out, such as what to do with races that don't exist or are replaced by others, for example. There may need to be a core+setting+supplement system if settings like Dark Sun, or Dragonlance are to get proper support. But that's assuming we ever get a setting that deviates from the PHB norm in any reasonable manner, and right now I don't see a...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 01:42 PM
    Remathilis replied to Core+1
    Here is the thing: Dark Sun is a setting that proudly spit in the eye of the medieval fantasy setting presented in the normal PHB. That's it's selling point to many. Talk to a Dark Sun player about what races and classes shouldn't be allowed in the setting, and you'll get on average 50-75% of the PHB options as not compatible with the setting. Even though WotC included material in later DS for...
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 04:32 AM
    The big goliath sighs in relief. He nods to her and then says to the others. "She'll be okay." "It doesn't look like she's okay," Belgeon notes with concern. "If Thrak thinks she's fine," Loranys says. "We need to trust his judgment." While Jaheria relents, she says "Take it slow. If you feel any pain, please let me know."
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  • Yaztromo's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 04:14 AM
    While GMing (for about 35 years...) I have the impression that, the more time passes, the more players are comfortable with roleplaying characters of their opposite gender... and they roleplay them well, independently from their player gender.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 03:32 AM
    Remathilis replied to Core+1
    Yes, but the SCAG pretty much uses the PHB "as written", I'm more curious about a setting* that deviates radically from the PHB. Dark Sun is, theoretically, a good example of this; lets say DS forces ALL elves to take the "Athasian Elf" subrace to account for their difference from standard PHB elves. Under PHB +1, no elf could take a subclass from Xanathar's. The difference being; while a...
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 02:54 AM
    Okay, thanks for letting me know.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 02:43 AM
    Remathilis replied to Core+1
    Well, I would want psionics in an Eberron game, so that does cause a problem. That does raise an interesting point: I wonder what would happen if/when we actually get setting-specific stuff in a setting guide of some type? Would THAT be a cause for PHB +2? (PHB + Setting book + supplement?)
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 02:15 AM
    Well, the Russo brothers DID describe Infinity War as a heist-movie from Thanos's point of view...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 02:12 AM
    Remathilis replied to Core+1
    Honest question: we have 5 supplements so far (Elemental Evil Player's Guide, SCAG, Volo, Xanathar, and Mordenkainen). Are there ANY broken combos that involve rules from at least two of these supplements? Hell, most of the broken stuff I've heard of is either located in the PHB (moon druid) or doesn't require crazy interactions (Healing Spirit). I don't hang out with Char-ops, but if you can...
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 02:03 AM
    Remathilis replied to Core+1
    Well considering Dark Sun is pretty much its own game and should have its own PHB/DMG/MM to do it justice (as most, if not all of the core stuff is invalid beyond the combat mechanics and spells) I guess lumping psionics in the DS PHB would solve that problem elegantly.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, 01:50 AM
    Consider this pre-ordered.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Friday, 1st June, 2018, 05:29 PM
    FYI, the next post is 85 to 90% done, but I have an errand today before I can finish it. It will go up today, but it will likely be late in the evening.
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  • BOZ's Avatar
    Friday, 1st June, 2018, 04:27 PM
    Maybe someone with better Google-fu than me can find something that makes a clear connection?
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    Friday, 1st June, 2018, 03:58 AM
    BOZ started a thread Ken Frank (D&D illustrator)
    There are two men named Ken Frank whom I believe are probably the same person, but I am wondering if anyone can prove it for sure. The first Ken Frank I was aware of was a man who did D&D artwork for TSR throughout the 1990s: https://web.archive.org/web/20081215015208/http://www.pen-paper.net/rpgdb.php?op=showcreator&creatorid=1342 The other Kenneth C. Frank Sr. appears here in the Social...
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    Thursday, 31st May, 2018, 04:09 AM
    Those look fun, I mean RPGA adventures from the DMs Guild
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  • Firebeetle's Avatar
    Thursday, 31st May, 2018, 02:41 AM
    Im starting as an Adventurers League judge at Pawn & Pint in Kansas City. I need to know a few of the best 2 hour adventures available so I can prepare them well. Any suggestions?
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Wednesday, 30th May, 2018, 06:45 PM
    So, physio today. But I'm planning on starting writing the next reply sometime later on in the day. :D
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  • Yaztromo's Avatar
    Wednesday, 30th May, 2018, 02:49 AM
    Interesting game, similar mini-6 ruleset and with special adaprartions to viking culture, etc. as far as I can understand.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Tuesday, 29th May, 2018, 06:14 AM
    FYI, the heatwave has turned, and the next week is going to be batter, so expect an update soon. I just posted one for my Bluffside game on The Piazza, and you guys are next. I do have my poetry class tomorrow, so it might not go up until Wednesday, if I don't get it done tomorrow afternoon. Right now, I'm just enjoying a thunderstorm. :D
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Tuesday, 29th May, 2018, 03:03 AM
    Apples and oranges. The monsters aren't about the +1 rule, it's about helping the DM. I much prefer having all the monsters from the various modules (that are generic rather than module specific) in one tome. I like having them all in one place rather than scattered over 6 APs. I'm annoyed more didn't get reprinted TBH; I don't want to buy and lug around Curse of Strahd just for mongelfolk...
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Monday, 28th May, 2018, 01:54 PM
    You're welcome to host a copy on the Vaults. I will make a mental note to let you know as and when I finally get around to updating it with late 4e/5e mentions of Mystara.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Monday, 28th May, 2018, 04:58 AM
    With that roll, Phar helps Aureus find a makeshift secret cache under another floorboard. Inside the dugout space, the two of them find a belt pouch that contains 10 platinum coins, 50 gold coins, and a glass vial that is shaped like the pommel of a blade. Aureus can tell that the liquid inside is the poison that brought down Raius. You don't find any sign of an antidote in the pouch, however. ...
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 07:23 AM
    Also, Scotley, neither Caerth or Phar is with Quinn in Pendour Manor. They are both still back at the wererat's hut. Quinn rode ahead to get Raius to Aeron as quickly as possible.
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 07:19 AM
    It's really up for you guys to decide what you want to do next. While transporting the wounded to the fort is a vital event, it isn't necessarily vital that the PCs be involved with the process of taking Lorien and Raius there. Aeron can do it with soldiers as escorts. The identity of the blackmailers are still a mystery; Lord Ebal's death seems to be related or it's just a crazy coincidence....
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    Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, 05:20 PM
    THAT is a deep cut! Kudos.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, 05:19 PM
    Monsters and NPCs can do a lot of things no appropriate for PC's to do.
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    Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, 02:52 PM
    This is the hill you choose to die on?
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    Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, 02:35 PM
    A lot of social gatherings can be called parties without being officially parties; bridge night, multiplayer games, even sitting by a campfire with some brews. They don't necessarily need invites and decorations. If you said "I was partying with my friends last night." And you were playing d&d, no one but a pedant will correct you. Besides, they're called "a party of adventures" for a reason....
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, 05:41 AM
    One of my major regrets from the time I spent compiling the Collector's Guides is that I didn't document the sources of all of the release dates better. In general the priority order for setting those was: 1. TSR catalogs. 2. Dragon Magazine previews/adverts/mentions. 3. Any online sources including the US copyright office records of publication date. 4. My own notes and records of when I added...
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Thursday, 20th December, 2012

  • 02:31 AM - Knightfall mentioned havard in post Which of my continents do you want more information about?
    Trying to get some votes: calling Arkhandus, Big Mac, Blackrat, CleverNickName, Dog Moon, El Mahdi, freyar Hand of Evil, havard, Hobo, jaerdaph, the Jester, Piratecat, Psion, Relique du Madde, renau1g, Scott DeWar, and steeldragons. I'm not sure if this will work...

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Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018

  • 01:51 AM - Remathilis quoted havard in post Mike Mearls tweet: Is the Known World of Mystara coming to 5e? (What's Cool About Mystara?)
    AD&D2nd Ed Mystara made two important mistakes: a) TSR decided that Mystara should be presented as a kind friendly setting. (Not even kids want a kiddie setting). b) TSR decided that in order to make Mystara as compatible with 2nd Ed as possible, they would tone down all the features that set the world apart from the other AD&D worlds. Both of these mistakes came from a notion that since Mystara was the Basic D&D world, it had to be newbie-friendly to the point of making it First Quest compatible. It wasn't the 2nd edition compatibility that ruined those elements (as Red Steel/Savage Baronies were both 2e, as was the superb Mystara Monster Compendium) but that editorial mandate that the setting shouldn't deviate from the PHB in order to be "newb-friendly". So we lost the ability to have unique subraces, meaningful kits, specialty priests, new races and spells, and other elements converted/reimagined from Basic to 2e. I'm pretty sure that if Mystara gets an official update again, they wil...

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017


Tuesday, 24th November, 2015

  • 05:06 PM - Mistwell quoted havard in post WotC's Chris Perkins Talks About... Everything! Upcoming Storylines, Products, Staffing, Other Worlds, & More!
    Interesting article. Not buying the percentages at all. Sales of PDFs or books during the 4E era are definitely poor indicators of what people out there are *playing*. Is the FR the most popular setting? Without a doubt. Are alot of people playing Homebrew? For sure. But only 10% divived between Greyhawk, Mystara and other WotC owned settings? I would question that. On the other hand, it is interesting to hear what they are thinking. I will try to get around to listening to the whole thing when I find the time. -Havard It's based on the surveys not sales. And Mike Mearls' favorite setting is Greyhawk. He's said his personal preference would be to support Greyhawk but so far the numbers have not justified it. I think if he had a way to spin the numbers to support Greyhawk at this point he would.
  • 04:29 PM - TwoSix quoted havard in post WotC's Chris Perkins Talks About... Everything! Upcoming Storylines, Products, Staffing, Other Worlds, & More!
    Interesting article. Not buying the percentages at all. Sales of PDFs or books during the 4E era are definitely poor indicators of what people out there are *playing*. Is the FR the most popular setting? Without a doubt. Are alot of people playing Homebrew? For sure. But only 10% divived between Greyhawk, Mystara and other WotC owned settings? I would question that. On the other hand, it is interesting to hear what they are thinking. I will try to get around to listening to the whole thing when I find the time. I'm reasonably sure they're basing the numbers off of customer surveys, not off of any particular sales numbers. I think there's a reasonable amount of inertia that drives the setting numbers. FR has had by far the most products over the past 20 years, so people who don't want to homebrew are naturally going to gravitate towards the setting that has product available, which then reinforces the focus on Forgotten Realms.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015

  • 07:19 PM - Bruce Heard quoted havard in post Go Beyond The Skies Again With Bruce "Voyage of the Princess Ark" Heard
    This is going to be great! I was very happy with the first Kickstarter. A rich fantasy setting with magical flying ships at its core. It really evoces the atmosphere of the Voyage of the Princess Ark from Dragon Magazine. The maps are amazing. Expanding the gods and planes seem like the next logical step. :) -Havard Fingers crossed... everything should work as well as the first project. After this, it's much easier for me as I go back to writing Gazetteers, focusing on each setting with all the gods in the background already well established and quietly pulling the strings. :cool:

Wednesday, 11th February, 2015


Monday, 29th September, 2014

  • 12:16 AM - Grainger quoted havard in post Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and the original Basic D&D - your experiences?
    One strength Classic D&D had in being seen as the "red headed step child" of TSR was that this was a line where designers could explore areas which were considered no-nos for the AD&D Flagship. Consider the detailed exploration of playing godlike beings in the Immortals Set. Yeah, BECMI (or Classic, if you prefer), had Humanoids (Orcs, etc.) as player classes years before 2e - I wonder if the Book of Humanoids took the Orcs of Thar as inspiration. It also had the cool fey races in Tall Tales of the Wee Folk, and interesting twists on familiar ones in the Gazetteers and Hollow World (albeit some of this putting in options that AD&D already had - Dwarven Clerics, Drow (Shadow Elves), Elven Fighters, etc.). Not to mention, the excellent Dominion and castle building rules, and the great mass combat system. I don't think many AD&D fans realised what a sophisticated and rich system BECMI became over time, even if it was poorly supported in Dragon and product releases (although with the great Gaz...
  • 12:11 AM - MerricB quoted havard in post Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and the original Basic D&D - your experiences?
    Thanks for starting this thread. As you mentioned originally, it was the out of court settlements with Arneson that forced TSR to keep producing material for "Classic D&D" (A better term than "Basic" in my opinion). Although it sold surprisingly well, it was still obvious that TSR wanted their customers to start with Classic and then move on to Basic. On the other hand many of us stayed with Classic or as in my experience, we kept playing both games, realizing that both had their distinct qualities. "Classic" gets complicated as a term because the Basic D&D of Moldvay and Mentzer is a long way from what I consider the Classic D&D of the original game and Holmes. One of the big problems I have with the huge numbers of Red Box sets sold is that I really don't know how much they translated into people playing the game. A few years ago, I came across a Red Box in the house of a friend - they'd bought it 30 years ago, but never used it (the dice were still unopened). What I really would li...

Saturday, 10th May, 2014


Tuesday, 15th April, 2014

  • 01:24 PM - Yora quoted havard in post Fine-tuning custom monsters in AD&D (and retro clones)
    I generally take a look at existing monsters and base it off them. -Havard That was also my first thought and works perfectly finde from 3rd Edition onward. But in 1st edition AD&D, I don't even know what creatures to use as a comparison. A 1st edition balor has 8 HD and a single attack of 1d12+1. A glabrezu has 10 HD and five attacks that deal 1d12/1d12/1d3/1d3/1d4+1 damage. And it's supposed to be much weaker than the Balor. Also, there is a table that groups monsters into categories based on their XP value (which isn't listed in the monster and needs to be first calculated, that sounds fun), and says on what Dungeon Level these creatures are likely to be encountered. But it never says at what character level a group of PCs should be able to deal with the creatures of any given Dungeon Level. Looks like it's assumed you go down a level when you feel confident that you can handle everything on the current Dungeon Level. The most powerful demon in my campaign is supposed to be a tough fight for a group of six 12th level characters. If they attack it s...

Wednesday, 18th September, 2013

  • 10:02 PM - Bruce Heard quoted havard in post Bruce Heard + Mystara + Kickstarter [Hypothetical + Cross Post]
    Man, I would have loved to see the original Voyage of the Princess Ark series collected in an Almanac format book. Brand new episodes with Haldemar & Co by Bruce Heard would have been great too. But I am really excited about Bruce's plans for new fantasy fiction. Can't wait to find out what that will be about :) It would have been nice. Reviving the Princess Ark was the initial idea but WotC did not concur. That's fine though. At least now I can come up with something on my own that's actually better than the original. So far, all concept work and the vast majority of the supplement section have been designed. It just needs to be fleshed out as a properly written text. Of the fiction part, 20,000 words are actually written out of original 30,000. That's going to grow beyond the original outline because of the way the story is developing. Mapping is also underway. Artists have been selected. There will be more info when I post a survey on my blog. It will give a much more speci...

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