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    Today, 01:02 AM
    Were working on an upgrade to a new platform. Its a big job. No ETA.
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    Today, 12:59 AM
    Im sure it is! I have a great home game on Thursday nights and a local club on Wednesday nights. Another evening a week would be difficult! :)
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    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    I have no idea how to use Roll20! Never even seen it!
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    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    I think theyre all playing D&D!
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    Yesterday, 01:47 AM
    Well, you just dont use shields. :)
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    Yesterday, 01:24 AM
    I saw that yesterday. Great review! Thank you Im so glad you liked it.
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    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
    There aren't, but I figure the NEW starship combat rules would work perfectly (they're very "Star Trek naval" style). You could reskin all the weapons easily enough.
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    Sunday, 24th March, 2019, 10:45 PM
    Thats because thats not what forums are designed for.
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    Sunday, 24th March, 2019, 09:10 PM
    That last one is easy the amount you charge for it is irrelevant. $1M or $0, the price has nothing to do with its legality. Though it might factor into the amount of damages, if you get sued.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 11:35 PM
    You could explain that away as being due to his illness, though.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 10:35 PM
    It wasnt an exhaustive list. :) Coupling came after Friends, though. Steven Doctor Who Moffat, IIRC.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 09:32 PM
    Well, in the past you also exported Star Trek and The West Wing and The Sopranos. So dont feel bad! :)
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 09:16 PM
    .... and The Orville.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 06:04 PM
    I really dig that philosophical treatise.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 12:17 AM
    Do you get any British TV from the last 30 years?
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 12:14 AM
    That's an early Black Mirror episode.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 12:13 AM
    They should have totally had him look again at the phone and see that photo there. Paradox fun for all the family!
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 11:55 PM
    Nah, you havent actually uploaded the file. :)
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 03:15 PM
    Various DMsG authors can be found in the credits of recent hardcovers. DotMM contains several, for example.
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 03:10 PM
    Yup. Especially if youre paying writers, artists etc. a fair wage. Per book, the printing cost is very low.
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 03:05 PM
    An event might take place in round 4. Maybe a new wave of IRCs arrives or the bridge collapses.
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 10:17 AM
    I think Id make it more than that. Speed 32 is really fast.
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 01:06 PM
    Just another couple pf days before this goes away, folks. I see we have 101 downloads now. Looking forward to the other 98 folks' comments! :)
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 12:47 PM
    Until Game of Thrones returns, this and Gotham are the two shows I really look forward to. I watch Discovery at the very first opportunity every Friday. I appreciate shorter seasons as theres less filler, but sometimes I wish a show could be longer.
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 07:26 AM
    Inspired by some stuff Cam Banks was tweeting last night. Just for fun, how would you make each of the Dragonlance heroes (a) at the start of the Chronicles and (b) at the peak of their powers? Heres what Cam suggested: https://twitter.com/boymonster/status/1108514046565703680?s=20 Id make them all 5th level to start with. You _could_ start the classic War of the Lance story with 1st...
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 07:22 AM
    I'd maybe go for something obscure but high-quality. Perhaps a third-party adventure. Like Kevin Kulp's "Of Sound Mind." I feel like you sort of have to lean into the 'dungeons' and the 'dragons' part of the name, so what adventures have the most of those, other than Dragonlance which already had its shot? Honestly, R.A. Salvatore's The Crystal Shard hits a lot of the right beats. Big...
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 07:16 AM
    If you were a Hollywood producer and gig had access to D&Ds entire catalogue of novels and adventures since 1974, and you had to pick one novel (or novel series) or adventure (or adventure path) to get the movie treatment... ... what do you pick?
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 11:24 PM
    Why would you have any faith absent any information about the director, actors, plot, or anything else? Theres nothing to have faith in yet.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 10:56 PM
    When I tried quoting your post, I could see the URLs you tagged for your images, but when I went to those images directly, they were blank. So maybe check where the images are hosted. From your link, though, this looks nifty:
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 10:07 PM
    I still find it quicker to refer to a book I know well than to use an app or PDF.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 09:06 PM
    Thank you for sharing this. It's infeasible now for us to update the PDF for just this issue, but I hope if anyone else has trouble finding it, a search will turn up your post.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:58 PM
    According to Screenrant, Paramount's (Summer 2021) Dungeons & Dragons movie is about to begin casting. There's a few tidbits to be gleaned from the article: Paramount is looking at A-listers for the male lead The new draft of the script is by Michael Gillio
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:52 PM
    I've only heard of about half of those...
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:50 PM
    SOTH NEVER WENT TO RAVENLOFT! I will maintain that until my dying day (though I will admit Lowder's books were a fun read... but in my head-canon it never happened!)
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:42 PM
    Loke Battlemats just tweeted a couple of pictures of their Giant Book of Battlemaps combined with the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD token set.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:27 PM
    And Anson Mount starring Pike Enterprise with Spock aboard. It would be so good! Basically it would be TOS, but with modern filming. Yeah, I would absolutely pay money for that.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:24 PM
    Ah yes; please ignore Page XX references. Those are placeholders awaiting the final final edit (even minor edits can change page numbers).
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:11 PM
    Important question: when will Spock shave off his beard? Since Anson Mount is only contracted for one year, I'm guessing Pike leaves at the end of this season. That'll be a shame, as I really like him. He's more Kirk than Kirk! What are your current prevailing theories? What's (who is) the Red Angel? Is Section 31 dead now? Their HQ is basically a tomb. I assume they have a few ships out...
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:06 PM
    I've started a thread for those who want to talk about what's happening in the show. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?658029-Star-Trek-Discovery-(Fan)-Thread&p=7581224#post7581224
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:03 PM
    This is designated a thread, so you can use the other thread to talk about how much you hate Discovery. This thread is for fans who want to take about what's happening in the show.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:01 PM
    These things are the few occasions I wish I had Excel! OpenOffice always seems to struggle with dynamic Excel sheets and the like.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 02:57 PM
    Pathfinder designer F. Wesley Schneider has just started a new job as an editor for Dungeons & Dragons! He worked at Paizo from 2003, starting as assistant editor on Dragon magazine, became editor-in Chief, and left in 2017. Schneider announced his new position on Twitter, and lists "Editor for Dungeons & Dragons" in his Twitter bio.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 01:06 PM
    Oh, god, here we go again. Does it ever stop? Im think Im just going to bow out of discussing this show and enjoy it quietly.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 01:00 PM
    Have you checked out the stronghold building section of OLD?
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 06:07 PM
    Theres plenty of money to be made selling print products. On their scale, thats a LOT of money. Just look how many of the things theyre still shifting years into the edition.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 05:09 PM
    I don't really know what they were pushing hard prior to its release. DIdn't see much promotion. Sorry; not much help!
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 04:08 PM
    I don't know what "traditional Star Trek" is? every show has bene very different. I love Discovery, and my favourite Star Trek is the TOS movies II-IV trilogy, if that helps. The main problem with the show is avoiding the hatewatchers.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:16 PM
    Well that was weird.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:02 PM
    None of those things affect me. Like I said, as far as Im concerned. :)
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 12:12 PM
    Im gonna miss Pike next year.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 11:10 AM
    Its not a question of just flipping a switch. PoD needs different files to the onscreen PDF. Its actually quite a bit of extra work and reformatting, followed by an approval process at DTFPGs end, and then ordering and paying for a proof. If they plan to change it at all, theyd have to do that all over again each time.
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 10:02 PM
    If Keith Baker wrote it, its official as far as Im concerned.
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 06:43 PM
    There's a range of different campaign management tools available; some free, some not so. RPG Encounters is a free web app designed to work with and sync between all your devices. I hadn't heard of it before, but the creator sent me a hand-written letter to tell me about it, so I could hardly not take a look! The app currently works with four game systems: D&D 5E, Savage Worlds, Stars...
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 06:33 PM
    You can, yes.
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 02:18 PM
    Keith Baker, Eberron's original creator, and other authors have teamed up for a new 164-page PDF Eberron supplement, following up on last year's Wayfarer's Guide to Eberron. It's available for $14.95 on the DM's Guild. Along with Eberron's creator Keith Baker, this supplement features writers Ruty Rutenberg, Greg Marks, Shawn Merwin, and Derek Nekritz, It contains new archetypes...
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 02:10 PM
    Keith Baker, Eberron's original creator, and other authors have teamed up for a new 164-page PDF Eberron supplement, following up on last year's Wayfarer's Guide to Eberron. It's available for $14.95 on the DM's Guild. Along with Eberron's creator Keith Baker, this supplement features writers Ruty Rutenberg, Greg Marks, Shawn Merwin, and Derek Nekritz, It contains new archetypes...
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 02:01 PM
    Thanks Steven! Super useful - exactly what I was hoping for. :)
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 11:49 AM
    Forbes has done a few D&D articles over the last few years. If you google Forbes D&D youll find loads of them. This hobby is mainstream now!
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 12:47 AM
    Its almost like he said that...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 11:55 PM
    Folks, you can decide what you like, but dont accept work at 1c/w.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 10:13 PM
    Its a different game, but my WOIN system allows for REP (reputation) to be awarded as a reward.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 09:59 PM
    I would not advise any new writer to accept less than 3c/w. And thats really basement rate pay. Accepting less than that normalises it. Editing is a separate job, paid similarly per word. And yes, payment upon acceptance is appropriate. Good call on that! :)
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 09:02 PM
    Just build a large starship without engines?
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 06:57 PM
    After a long illness, Larry DiTillio passed on March 16th at the age of 76. There's a good chance that DiTillio was a part of your childhood or your later geeky years and not even know it. While gamers will remember him as the writer for the Origins award-winning Masks of Nyarlathotep or T&T's The Isle of Darksmoke, he also wrote for Fat Albert, two He-Man shows, She-Ra (which he created), Beast...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 06:51 PM
    Well thats for you to decide. I can tell you what I did I supported the d20 STL and the GSL for about 15 years give or take, but I went with the plain OGL this time around. Third time lucky. But whats right for me isnt necessarily whats right for anybody else. Also, I use tools like Kickstarter and Patreon.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 05:51 PM
    If you publish on DMsG, you grant a perpetual license to others, including WotC, to use your work. Artwork, I believe, is excepted. While this doesnt transfer the copyright, you are also prevented from publishing the work elsewhere. In addition, you pay 50% royalties. In exchange, you get access to some of WotCs settings and other IP, including art assets. If you want to publish in the...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 11:53 AM
    I have just uploaded O.L.D. v1.2 Playtest Version to the downloads area. This is the near-final version of OLD v1.2. It's here for proofreading purposes. Please take a look and report any errata in below. In particular, we're looking for legacy v1.1 references, but also any other errors you might spot. There are many changes throughout, including but not limited to: Some races have changed,...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 01:54 AM
    The GM should always be free to say that something doesnt apply. That said, think of it like comic books - people die all the time only to come back later. The only limit is a (semi) plausible reason. For the other question, its not really the number of exploits which makes something powerful. It how they combine. A thousand abilities gives a PC lots of versatility throughout any encounters...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 12:44 AM
    Ive played a lot of D&D games with a lot of different groups. They were all different. I have no idea what the real D&D experience is supposed to be.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 12:38 AM
    One cent a word?
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 12:19 AM
    Its a trivial enough thing that its not worth worrying about unless its really bothering you. Sometimes being right is the least important thing at hand.
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 11:33 PM
    Well, OK. I think he was just asking for some volunteer DMs. :)
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 11:17 PM
    He said setting not Campaign Setting with Capital Letters. As in a place where the story is set. He could have meant it in the context of a world-spanning campaign setting like Greyhawk; he could be talking about a single town or dungeon like Waterdeep. We just dont know how he uses the term; all we know is how each of us uses the term. Hes probably enjoying reading us all pouring...
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 11:00 PM
    Well, to you, perhaps. But the question is what does a setting count as to Thomas Valley?
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 08:45 PM
    The D&D logo, name, art, etc. arent OGL. You should probably remove those from the front page of the website if youre using the OGL. No ads is definitely appreciated! :)
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 04:52 PM
    From what I've read online, they want to make it more detective than action. I like that idea.
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 04:17 PM
    Even the most hardened PC doesn't want a starship weapon pointed at them!
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 12:34 PM
    Yeah. It strikes me every week. You can see every penny of the budget. The set design alone is incredible.
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 12:32 PM
    Sadly, mine do not.
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 05:04 PM
    Me too. I loved it. I have come to realise that Jester David is the anti-me.
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 04:51 PM
    Thomas Valley, GameHoleCon's Adventurer's League coordinator, is currently asking for volunteer DMs for the show in November. As part of the post he refers to "The premiere of an Epic event set in as yet unannounced setting" and "The premiere of adventures set in as yet unannounced setting". Ravnica was introduced in 2018, and Eberron support was added to the DM's Guild. Other than...
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 02:35 PM
    James Ward, after whom the wizard "Drawmij" was named, is a game designer who worked for D&D's original pubisher TSR for many years. Amongst other things, he was behind titles like Deities & Demigods, Greyhawk Adventures, Gamma World, and Metmorphosis Alpha. He has agreed to write a column here on EN World recounting his memories of those years. When Morrus emailed me that EN World...
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 09:02 AM
    That pickle vendor was included courtesy of Greg Spanier, a game shop owner in Gautier, MS, who was one of the $500 backers for the ZEITGEIST hardcover Kickstarter.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 09:57 PM
    Or when Green Ronin released M&M and AGE, and then still worked with WotC? Or Sasquatch did similar? Or Monte Cook who left WotC and then came back for 5E and then left again?WotC doesnt refuse to work with companies who release other books.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 08:45 PM
    Man, Id buy an RPG if *you* wrote one with even less information! I mean, maybe Im too much of a sucker for marketing. Certainly possible. But I *do* buy RPGs because theyre associated with a property I like. I have multiple Star Wars and Star Trek RPGs! I dont know if thats common or unusual. From my experience selling the Judge Dredd game, Dredd is the draw, not the system or me.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 07:32 PM
    I dont know the answer to any of those questions. I know they made a campaign setting, so they have some design chops. Whether that would translate to a full game, I dont know. They have a great relationship with Green Ronin and various designers who published the campaign setting. I dont even know if theyd *want* to do something like that. All I really know for sure is that if they did,...
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Friday, 8th February, 2019

  • 02:57 PM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Icons/Crests of each faction
    Thanks for the chuckle, RangerWickett. The number of times we come up with, "Oh yeah, that would be a good idea...". These are just my thoughts, so take them with a grain of salt. Ragesia - should be a torch on a red background (whatever is Ragesian red for you). Each army could have their own symbol. Seaquen - should something to do with magic, a lighthouse, or the coast, but not a spellbook as they are more inclusive (as opposed to Gabal who only trained wizards). Dassen - should be a stylized mountain (or a griffon). Its flag should be 7 of those mountains around a griffon. The monastery of the two winds - would be a Yin/Yang symbol as gusts of wind. Sindaire - would be a bear. Ostalin - has recently gone through a lot of change with the new Khagan, so it could be whatever you want, but they are allied with -REDACTED- so might just be within the icon/token for -REDACTED-. Shahalesti - some sort of shining light. Whatever most effectively communicates that while being full of itself. Maybe a shin...

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019

  • 08:49 PM - Lylandra mentioned RangerWickett in post Tizbiz Zeitgeist Campaign
    So, you got some PCs with a connection to Elfaivar as well? Damn, I'd love to read all about it, but for now I'm afraid of spoilers, even if we got a good grasp on the Obscurati plan and Nicodemus' true identity by now. We'll most likely return to Elfaivar to meet Kasverina and Asrabey this sunday. Oh and RangerWickett I'd love to play that. So many campaigns are focused on stopping the villains from doing evil stuff or ending a reign of terror, but very few plots try to incorporate building and rebuilding and protecting what you're trying to grow.

Friday, 26th October, 2018

  • 04:23 PM - hirou mentioned RangerWickett in post [Spoilers] Title Revealed When?
    While we're at this topic... RangerWickett do you have any "official" headcanon on what exactly he is? I understand that being mid-teleportation in the range of literal godsplosion tends to produce peculiar effects, but, knowing my players, they won't be satisfied with "he's just a ghost with some unique properties and Place_of_death=basically whole Lanjyr". Nothing about needlewire is stated in details, as far as I could find. And at one point, I believe, McBannin clearly states that "whatever that Nicodemus is, he is no ghost".

Friday, 12th October, 2018

  • 08:10 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    BTW, RangerWickett, what benefits, if any do you think this should accrue? I'm thinking very few until the end of the campaign (assuming Uru does not want to leave the unit and ensconce himself in the mountains straight away). But would he enjoy any of the benefits of nascent titanhood before that point, do you think? And if so what would that look like? (My first thoughts were maybe the extension of his 'city's whispers' powers to the mountains, for all the good that would do, and maybe a small, slow amount of regeneration? Also - I was thinking he might nab the incorporeal half of the Voice of Rot's portfolio, since that's theoretically up for grabs. Maybe that could come about as a result of events in adventure #11?)

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018

  • 06:33 PM - Lylandra mentioned RangerWickett in post Lylandra's War of the Burning Sky continued
    hm, I'd say we're in transition from adventure 7 to 8 as the war council happened before the Temple episode because some elf wanted to draw the Shahalesti away from Ycengled ASAP. But yeah, the story will continue :) next up will be some more visions and chaos and chaotic visions for which I accidentally dug up some of RangerWickett 's earliest posts in these forums.

Sunday, 30th September, 2018

  • 08:22 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post Session 67, Part Two Bibulous! Miraculous! Lubricious!
    ... to wonder if it really was Triegenes who had answered his prayer, or if the power hadnt come from within. ) End of Session *4XP! Sufficient to pay for one permanent character advancement. DMs Notes If anyone is interested, I based the voice of the Father of Thunder on Bert, Maria Bamfords pug in the sitcom Lady Dynamite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wP5u533DmA Also we didnt actually play out the second combat in full, we just narrated it. Once the titan had had his effective level reduced, victory was a foregone conclusion (as the unit had almost won when he was at full strength). Thanks to the Blood of Ostea, character death was out of the question, so it seemed like an unnecessary slog to run the second fight once the group had established a firm plan (and worked out how to get themselves back to full health too). It still felt satisfying, because it wasn't hand-waved and everyone got to pitch in ideas as to how their character would contribute. PS. RangerWickett - What happens to the Great Hunt now? Do they show up again?

Saturday, 2nd June, 2018

  • 06:25 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    RangerWickett - Having given Catherine Romana several rounds to monologue, and taken a slow dash across the palace (plus a couple more rounds to grab magic items) the PCs are now way over the number of rounds required for the palace to fully transition. Cypher System has a different round structure to 4e, so the time passes more quickly (with less being achieved in a round) so I'm going to be more flexible, but I'm pretty sure that at least two lamps will still be active when my extended time-limit is reached. I can't find any reference to transition to and from the Bleak Gate in the event that that happens. I'm thinking my players will have enough resources and quick enough wits to come up with something acceptable. (Or maybe Lauren Cyneburg can come with something if they don't.) But what is the 'canon' solution to this, if any? When the time limit is reached, does the Ob respond by sending in more undead? I'm also fairly sure that Leon will cause the roof lamp to become co-termin...

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018

  • 06:41 PM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Age of Worms Adventure Path
    This and Savage Tide are some of the best writing and adventure that has been produced. I want to convert Savage Tide but just havent gotten to it. I have not read Savage Tides, but Age of Worms was a lot of fun. I appreciated that it hit almost every major kind of monster (except maybe for goblins). Interesting that those were number 2 and 3 of Paizo's adventure paths IIRC. I will have to say though that the EN Publishing's adventures, namely those written/coordinated by RangerWickett (and a host of other great authors) are some of the most interesting adventures I have ever read. Zeitgeist and War of the Burning Sky aimed to be unique, and I think they both hit that target very well, making memorable adventures.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018

  • 08:44 PM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Witness The Mighty And Terrible Face Of War In A World Of Magic!
    I think I saw someone tweaking it for FR and it was centered around Thay/Rashemen. However, I don't think it necessarily requires a parent setting as there is much established lore and regional history in the adventures and guides and the campaign is designed for level 3-20 anyway. What the adventure setting lacks though are distinct deities. Yeah, I added a sidebar regarding the lack of an established pantheon. The adventures and guides refer to deities by their domain. So a GM can choose a pantheon and then use an appropriate deity as necessary from the pantheon. EDIT: This was for those unfamiliar with the adventures and setting. I think @Lylandra 's knowledge of War of the Burning Sky might only be topped by @RangerWickett. ;)

Saturday, 12th May, 2018

  • 08:20 PM - Garthanos mentioned RangerWickett in post A gathering of Martial Controllers - what do you think
    This noble should be on the list.. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?257437-Noble-A-martial-controller I actually like RangerWickett ,proposal for these special plucky minion mods on that thread. I think the fanatic loyalist aspect, is what makes this retinue a special of the class and not just anyone convincing normal minions, who go down and or flee after an attack. The idea of using them to make those arrow barrage attacks that Tony has mentioned would be a good idea... but they could also enable your allies to gain flanking bonuses and other similar benefits. They might take a hit to enable you or an ally not to... this combined with RWs ideas of 4 states would allow you to then recover them after the fight.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018

  • 06:17 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    A few questions about the alterations the Ob ritual makes to the multiverse, RangerWickett: At the end of adventure #9 it explains that the Green Knight loses her powers because of a disconnect with the Dreaming. I wondered how this might impact on others, including the PCs. One of our characters, Leon is a Dreaming Warlock (and now a member of the Unseen Court). Half of his skill-set derives from his ability to 'awaken dreams'. How far should the changes that affect Dame Jillian affect him, do you think? Another character, Korrigan, is connected to all of the planes that previously governed Lanjyr. Would his powers vanish, change to connections with the new planes that replace the old, or remain the same? Whatever you think, I intend to implement only those ideas which make the game more fun, I'm not looking to nerf these players but challenge them. I just wanted to know what the intention was. Also, are the fey titans wholly in the real world during adventure 10? And how does Beshela get to Lanjyr (given how hard it was for the players)? Can she come ...

Monday, 23rd April, 2018

  • 12:46 AM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Best Campaigns to convert into 5e? Suggestions Please!
    ...her, or any other game system is welcome; just not looking for the current WOTC hardbacks. Here is one: Red Hand of Doom, from the 3.5 era of D&D. Great long adventure, epic fights in each portion, memorable opponents, a grand story to stop a hobgoblin army. I converted this to 5E and my players had a blast. Highly recommend! War of the Burning Sky is coming out for 5e. Chapter 1, the campaign guide, and the player's guide are in final review and layout to be released on DriveThruRPG and Roll20. WotBS examines war in a world infused with magic. It provides a core framework entwining multiple plot threads with a rich backstory to anchor PCs in the world and inform the running of NPCs. There is a core adventure path that runs directly from levels 3-20 while leaving enough room for the DM and players to take it in different directions. There are several big battles, but instead of turning into a wargame, the PCs embark on key missions to influence the battle to success or failure. RangerWickett was the campaign manager for both this and Zeitgeist (and wrote several chapters of each) and did a great job on both adventure paths. It includes chapters written by: Jacob Driscoll Wil Upchurch Wolfgang Baur Andrew Kenrick Jeremy Anderson Ari Marmell Ken Marable Shane O'Connor I do not know every adventure path out there, but I think this may be the closest a DM can get to a Record of Lodoss War​ style campaign in a prepackaged adventure path. For further information: wotbsadventurepath.com You can also follow my campaign which is only a couple of sessions in: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?631729-Tormyr-s-War-of-the-Burning-Sky-campaign-spoilers-abound @Lylandra is running the 3.5 (or 4e?) version, is over halfway through, provides exceptional session writeups, and is reviewing the 5e product before it goes to publication. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?493652-Lylandra-s-War-of-the-Burning-Sky-continued

Monday, 9th April, 2018

  • 11:32 PM - Lylandra mentioned RangerWickett in post The last Taranesti of Ycengled
    oops, seems like I forgot to complete my half-finished post! Thanks, RangerWickett and Cuin, for reminding me that I kind of neglected my WotBS post in favour of my Zeitgeist recap translations ;) Don't worry, I'm still on it and there's definitely more crazy stuff coming in adventure 7. And yes, this adventure is perfect for my group, especially Cuin'halar. There's so much you can do and expand upon once you got a PC who's got his own history with a place or a people. --- Fayne leads the trio on the long way through Ycengled towards the big Shahalesti encampment in the southernmost part of the forest. At first, she seems to be a bit dismayed at their slow pace as especially Torrent and her heavy armor keeps the ranger from taking shortcuts through the undergrowth. Also, dragging the captured Shalalesti soldiers with them takes time as well. Once they arrive near the camp, Tinuviel and Fayne scout ahead and find lots and lots of guards and patrols. Unfortunately, these Shahalesti know how to build an easily defensible base and once the two scouts retur...

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018


Thursday, 11th January, 2018

  • 04:15 PM - Obryn mentioned RangerWickett in post That's a wrap! Finished our Zeitgeist 4e campaign last night!
    ...scale. ;) Here's my spoiler-tastic roundup. NOTE: If you are on Tapatalk, sblock doesn't work. so... !!!!SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! After a while of figuring out the rules of the final ritual, and after taking out the Revolution zeppelin, the party made everything happen basically at once. The first key tonight was convincing Borne to back out of the conflict by revealing how Nicodemus arranged the death of Kasvarina's daughter. Rina was already completely on the party's side from Adventure 8, but this was the final straw. Most of the rest of the party finished up putting their desired planes into the various columns, and the Redemption and Completion endings hit simultaneously. William Miller (the one from Ascetia) possessed Nicodemus right before the party finished closing the seal. They let Kasvarina deal the finishing blow, and there was sunrise. We've immortalized the setup, and it's hanging up for the immediate future... (please ignore my unfinished basement walls!) RangerWickett - thanks for the .tiff; it was just what I needed to print this giant, gorgeous map. https://i.imgur.com/xQzo0Aa.jpg The planar configuration they selected was as follows. They cheated and gave the world a 2nd moon, so two planes occupy Life - Av and Iratha Ket. FIRE/JIESE AIR/CAELOON LIFE/AV and IRATHA KET. WATER/MAVISHA EARTH/DUNKELWEISS SPACE/APET TIME/ASCETIA DEATH/AMROU They also managed to resurrect all of the Eladrin women who died in the Malice, so that was kind of cool too. I am looking forward to making a new campaign set, say, 75 or so years in the future. It will be more industrialized than everything is currently; Iratha Ket will add some fun, and I'm thinking there'll be some massive criminal organization that controls all the booze - it's such a benefit, now, that enterprising people may want to lock it down.
  • 10:42 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    ...ly hadn't prepared for the full implications of this (low magic; enemy Empire). But that worked out nicely because the players were nervous, so it felt very much like they'd pulled a fast one when they extracted events from under the Danoran's noses. Crissillyiri locations are problematic too: bringing an eladrin matriarch into the heart of the clergy nation feels like it should be dodgier than the text implies. (Again, Leon's ability to teleport at will should smoothe things over for my lot, but other parties may get into trouble if the DM runs the authorities reactions harshly.) Also, the adventure can turn into a lot of exposition if you're not careful. I thought I would break it up with Uriel's memory events, but that just doubled the problem! Fortunately, my players are invested enough to enjoy it, or polite enough to pretend to. But I think I should have thought of more ways to disrupt the memory events and make the whole thing seem more fraught and time-sensitive. RangerWickett - Another minor 'problem' I have is that I quit playing the campaign after the drafts of these adventures came out, and didn't read the final adventures until recently. Does it make too much difference if Nicodemus plans to visit Odiem from the outset, as he does in the draft? I like the idea that he is always trying to cut the Gordian Knot with outlandish solutions, not just suing for peace, but as you made the changes, I thought I'd check there wasn't some implication I had missed. In my planned version, he needs Kasvarina to get past the clergy wards on the vault, and to take word of their success to eladrin leadership (from whom he has extracted a promise not to destroy Crisillyir when the clergy armies fall).

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017

  • 02:25 PM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Setting Party level vs an Ancient Red Dragon
    I have never in all my many, many years of GMing used an "average" damage roll. The swinginess of the dice are one of my favorite things about D&D. On another note: I am starting to put together what the city lair environment is going to look like. A little digging shows that there does not seem to be much support for fiery hellscapes in the DMG. Even the section of the Elemental Plane of Fire is not especially helpful. The PCs are going to have to explore a little, and even during what i expect to be a long, extended encounter with lots of movement and breaking off they might run into various hazards and uncomfortable situations. Any recommendations on resources for building the fiery, volcanic city ruins? I seem to recall that RangerWickett had been working on ideas for a ruined city recently. Then you just add fire. (tm) Mostly in these environments I periodically have PCs roll Strength saving throws to fight against being moved around the terrain, Dexterity saving throws to avoid bursts of fire, and Constitution saving throws to avoid taking a level of exhaustion (disadvantage for heavy armor).

Monday, 13th November, 2017


Wednesday, 8th November, 2017

  • 05:39 PM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post Session 30, Part One - Raiders of the Lost Arc
    ...to ellicit further input from our illustrious Adventure Path Director, if possible. Needless to say, I was not expecting Leon to make a date with Benedict Pemberton. I have all sorts of ideas about how to play that out, but wondered what you think Pemberton would do, bearing in mind that in my campaign he hates the Ob more than he hates the PCs (but that they did thwart him in adventure 6, so they're hardly best of friends). If it helps, I don't really need Pemberton to show up on Odiem as I intend to have Ottavia Sacerdote disrupt that memory event instead. My initial thought was to have Pemberton play his cards close to his chest, and try to pump the PCs for information, while simultaneously revealing that Macbannin used him as 'back up' during Schism - plugged his head in and told him everything, just in case the PCs didn't make it. (To explain how he managed to figure things out even though his duplicant was exposed.) I'd be very grateful for any additional ideas, please, @RangerWickett.

Saturday, 4th November, 2017

  • 10:37 PM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    ...ent death throes had subsided they saw two small, bright, white flames lingering where the demons had fallen. Cautiously and curiously, Leon approached and found he could cup the cold flames in his hands. Bringing them together caused the vision to vanish, and they found themselves in a bare stone room with a washing basin and clean robes fitted perfectly for them. The fog at the doorway had vanished. They took some time to rest and heal up. Korrigan using his hurtloam-infused hands to soothe their burns. As this was easiest if they stripped off their armour, they decided to don the robes and bathe in the washing basin. The water blushed with dirt and blood from their hands and faces, but clarified almost at once. Uru took full advantage and, wearing only his bespoke robe, clambered into the basin and washed his entire body thoroughly. Despite the magically purified water, no one else used the bowl after that. End of Session Bit of advice for our next session, please, RangerWickett. I'm not sure I understand the Lance of Triegenes map properly - or if I do understand it, how it works tactically in the final battle of the adventure and the Vision of the Near Future. Is the whole central section 'covered'? If so, how high is the chamber? Is the entire central section - the black section - solid? How high does it go? How tall is the 'lance'? In the Vision encounter, it describes a shadowy figure in the centre of the chamber. If the middle is solid, where is the centre, or do you just mean inside? Are the Tragedies supposed to fly in and out of the chamber through the walls? In the final encounter, how does Borne affect the combat? Only on the outer platforms? Or can he attack PCs in the central chamber? In short, I don't get how the set-up of the map - as I am interpreting it - is supposed to work. PS. That's a real weakness of mine generally - and probably why I need to beef up most encounters!


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Saturday, 23rd March, 2019

  • 06:25 PM - gideonpepys quoted RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    I really dig that philosophical treatise. Yes, it was a fun, flavourful player-driven extension of the narrative. Korrigan has been working on this in the background for a long time - since his days courting journalists and politicos in Flint, but more pointedly since Sentacore came on board. It was nice to see it all come to fruition.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019

  • 11:23 PM - Traycor quoted RangerWickett in post D&D storylines for a movie?
    Honestly, R.A. Salvatore's The Crystal Shard hits a lot of the right beats. Big melee, evil wizard, a dragon, a sorta dungeon in the crystal towers. Lots of franchise opportunity. Just make sure to handle the drow deftly so you don't get accused of racism. Drow should be handled as they usually are in paintings... purple skin. It looks flesh toned, it can be seen visually, and just like drow themselves it doesn't match any human ethnicity. Dark blue could work as well, but a dark shade of purple would look more like it has blood running through it. The white hair and red eyes help too, since they clearly don't look like any existing people.
  • 12:23 AM - S'mon quoted RangerWickett in post D&D storylines for a movie?
    Honestly, R.A. Salvatore's The Crystal Shard hits a lot of the right beats. Big melee, evil wizard, a dragon, a sorta dungeon in the crystal towers. Lots of franchise opportunity. This is my vote (maybe make drow dark purple?) :) One thing I like about Crystal Shard is it has a slightly adult, swords & sorcery tone in places, which was discarded in the sequels. I think the D&D movie should be at least a 12-rated.

Friday, 15th March, 2019

  • 12:02 PM - gideonpepys quoted RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    That pickle vendor was included courtesy of Greg Spanier, a game shop owner in Gautier, MS, who was one of the $500 backers for the ZEITGEIST hardcover Kickstarter. Congratulations, Greg Spanier, you have won a bonus reward! Innwung the Pickle Vendor has been immortalized in song. (Or should I say preserved?)

Friday, 8th March, 2019


Wednesday, 6th March, 2019


Friday, 1st March, 2019

  • 04:15 AM - kcannell quoted RangerWickett in post Campaign Finished!
    Any particular stand-out scenes that you and your group liked, or where the players did something unexpected, or where the modules as written, like, I dunno, sucked? (In hindsight, we kinda shoehorned in the naval stuff, for instance.) Thanks for posting this, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed the campaign. Frankly I'm kind of intimidated by your request to choose the things we really liked, just because of the sheer amount of time it will take to describe our highlights. I'll try to keep it brief, but will probably just break it into several posts over the next few days, lol. I will say, yes, the naval stuff could've been better. I gave it my best shot, even going so far as to print to scale and laminate the RNS Coaltongue and similar vessels, but my players just weren't really interested in naval combat. I think the naval battles enhanced the story and setting, but the rules for Pathfinder (and the supplement from ENWorld) were kind of tedious. I ended up narrating montage style most of the later nav...

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019

  • 10:58 PM - Saelorn quoted RangerWickett in post Initiative options?
    That's nifty. Have you actually tried it out with groups of 4 PCs and 4+ monsters? I imagine there'd be a lot of short-distance dodging, which would slow the game down unless you changed HP and such.I've never tried it, but I imagine you're right. It's a better fit for a system where initiative and movement are your primary form of defense, rather than AC and Hit Points. (Street Fighter doesn't use an attack roll; you automatically hit, as long as they're in range.) It would also make Dexterity even more valuable than it already is, which is the last thing I'd want for D&D.

Friday, 8th February, 2019


Friday, 1st February, 2019

  • 11:42 AM - gideonpepys quoted RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    That was ominous, man. Nice gut punch with Feroz. How did the players like spooky-cage-town? They weren't keen. And (as you will see in the next report) the bears were the first foes in a while who made them nervous enough to consider fleeing. But that's because they're running their B-team now, with only two core unit members left: Korrigan and Leon. The rest of the group consists of Brakken, Glaucia, Salome, Hildegaard and Agent Doran - all very capable but not super-powerful like the unit. I also like to give these fabulous NPCs the opportunity to shine. The idea for this arose when the players sent Uru, Rumdoom and Quratulain on ahead (because all three players would be absent for a couple of weeks). I decided to twist the sidebar relating to Urban Empaths, and have Uru dominated (instead of 'skipping to the end') when he tried to commune with Ursalina. Having the three of them vanish (followed by Gupta and Uriel last week) has made this whole section of the adventure even more peril...

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019

  • 11:24 PM - Tormyr quoted RangerWickett in post Tizbiz Zeitgeist Campaign
    You're making me want to try recruiting some female and non-white writers to design a mini-campaign that's just "help the oppressed get free and build a place of their own." Do it. . . . Dooo eeeeet. The world needs more Ryan Nock campaign sagas.

Monday, 21st January, 2019

  • 08:53 PM - Saelorn quoted RangerWickett in post Preferences regarding "save to resist" vs. "roll to hit" mechanics?
    Any preferences? Does it change the feel of the game? Is it weird to have boulders 'attacking' you?It is weird to have boulders attack, because they're inanimate objects which lack agency. The die roll is supposed to represent how well they succeed at what they're trying to do, and boulders don't want anything; they care equally little, whether they hit a person or the ground. A better mechanic would be for the GM to roll randomly, in order to determine whether the boulder falls on the character in the first place; but that leads to the unfortunate situation where they roll behind a screen and inform you that you have died. A saving throw is a good middle ground there, since you presumably want to avoid getting hit, and the die roll measures how well you do that. When making an attack roll, the enemy wants to hit you, and you want to avoid getting hit. In theory, you should both roll. However, rolling two dice has the unfortunate side-effect of normalizing the distribution, making unlikely events...
  • 12:41 PM - 5ekyu quoted RangerWickett in post Preferences regarding "save to resist" vs. "roll to hit" mechanics?
    I'm pondering different game systems, and wondering what people's feelings are about how you resolve whether something affects a character. In 3rd and 5th edition (and Pathfinder 1st edition): if I attack you with a weapon, I roll against your defense. if I attack you with a beam of energy, I roll against your defense. if I attack you with an area of energy, you roll to resist. if rocks fall toward you, you roll to resist. if I attack your mind with a compulsion, you roll to resist. if I attack your lungs with poison gas, you roll to resist. In 4th edition: if I attack you with a weapon, I roll against your defense. if I attack you with a beam of energy, I roll against your defense. if I attack you with an area of energy, I roll against your defense. if rocks fall toward you, the rocks roll against your defense. if I attack your mind with a compulsion, I roll against your defense. if I attack your lungs with poison gas, I roll against your defense. And to shake off a negative...
  • 11:49 AM - MechaPilot quoted RangerWickett in post Preferences regarding "save to resist" vs. "roll to hit" mechanics?
    Any preferences? Does it change the feel of the game? Is it weird to have boulders 'attacking' you? For me, it just seems more intuitive that the do-er of a thing is the one who rolls for its success.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019

  • 06:38 PM - ahab quoted RangerWickett in post Lanjyr maps
    I hope this helps. Absolutely! Thanks, Ranger! I can help if you need any. Now that would be great! I can't upvote/exp up you enough. What's that required for? Downloads? Or private messages?

Saturday, 5th January, 2019

  • 02:27 PM - gideonpepys quoted RangerWickett in post Questionnaire Redux - Korrigan
    I think I may use something similar before my group return to Zeitgesit after our star wars game I can highly recommend it - for all the reasons I gave back in post 323! This warms my heart. I thought it might. Now, Korrigan's response: Briefly describe your character's personality (as you see it) emphasizing any changes or developments since the start of the campaign (and/or the reboot). I guess the core personality is well familiar to everybody, so I'll skip to the development part. I think Korrigan has undergone a huge personal journey which may not be so outwardly apparent. Having started out as a vet somewhat struggling to adapt to civilian life, torn between his family and the dedication to RHC, and often frustrated by his own limitations when dealing with complex situations and threats, he has grown in confidence, conviction and vision. Now he is a man who knows where he stands and what he has to do. Rather than feeling overwhelmed after being named the new king Korrigan feels ...

Friday, 4th January, 2019

  • 08:54 PM - Saelorn quoted RangerWickett in post If you were able to design your own version of D&D, how would you do it?
    My latest homebrew kitbash work is about trying to capture fighting game vibes in a tabletop game. Having a skill-based back and forth -- especially in a game where on player (the GM) is omnipotent -- is tough, and making it fast and breezy is even tougher.For me, nothing has ever come as close to a fighting game as Street Fighter: The Storytelling Game. If you're taking the concept in a different direction, then I'd be curious to see your approach. It is probably beyond the purview of this thread, though.
  • 03:34 PM - Piratecat quoted RangerWickett in post If you were able to design your own version of D&D, how would you do it?
    Pkitty! Wait, Swords of the Serpentine is your baby? It is! And the best thing I've written, I think. I got to vastly expand and define Eversink, craft some super-fun rules (death curses! Social combat! True names! Freeform sorcery! Prophecy! Ridiculous luck!), and tie everything together. Playtest will hit early next week. I wanted to name it Eversink, but (a) like 3 other games start with "Ever-", and (b) apparently you don't put "Sink" in a title. The fighting game is a fascinating challenge. You'd probably have to tie your damage and your move to your attack success roll to make it nice and fast, I dunno.

Saturday, 22nd December, 2018

  • 07:35 AM - gideonpepys quoted RangerWickett in post Session 209, Part Two - Aerial Dogfight
    I wonder how spooky your players will find the city. We will have to wait until the New Year to find out! Meanwhile, here's the final session report of 2018, featuring an encounter not found in the published adventure: Amielle, on permanent lookout, reported unusual activity up ahead in the darkness. They were over the Anthras by now about a thousand feet up. She could see flashing blue lights and erratic movement. They joined her at the prow and agreed that this should be investigated, suggesting to Admiral Smith that he slow the vessel for now, while they launched the dragon fliers. There was by now a cadre of pilots who had been put through their paces in these new-fangled craft. They would fly, leaving Gupta, Uriel and Korrigan free to respond to anything they encountered. (A fourth flier would be occupied by two airmen.) The king addressed them all with a rousing speech before they embarked, and they responded with enthusiasm. It was suggested that Smith charge the brand, ju...

Sunday, 16th December, 2018

  • 06:07 AM - Jester David quoted RangerWickett in post Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    Nah, it's more like, "Audience, you're watching a movie that is a cartoon, but here is a character who is to these characters what a cartoon would be to us." Like, imagine if Bugs Bunny was in the next Deadpool movie. It's bloody bizarre, but it works, and it's not insulting anyone. Like: https://youtu.be/qBzkAVEpHbA


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ZEITGEIST Hero Lab files for Pathfinder, adventures 1 to 5
For groups playing the Pathfinder version of the adventure path ZEITGEIST: The Gears of Revolution, by E.N. Publishing. These Hero Lab files cover the Player's Guide and first five adventures.

Note to GMs: If you're using the Act One compilation,...
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Sapiens: Sci-fi Homebrew 4E Rules
Inspired by the flavor of Eclipse Phase and the familiarity of 4e, I sought to make a 4e-inspired ruleset to handle sci-fi. Here's my first stab, the result of a week or so of fiddling.

My goal is to capture action from settings like Aliens and Ha...
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