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Thursday, 15th November, 2018

  • 04:48 PM - Arilyn quoted sstacks in post Spectaculars: Easy To Play Superheroes In a Box!
    The random thing will be devisive (I personally like it) but as Rodney said in my interview with him each table can play as they choose if they don't like that aspect. Yes, don't have to do random character generation. And even if you do, it's not totally random. Players get five cards from which to choose 1-3 powers. Choosing less means you get more hero points. There are also, I think five powers, anyone can choose from, such as flight and super strength. Looks like fun. Backed the kickstarter.

Monday, 12th November, 2018

  • 07:38 PM - Aaron L quoted sstacks in post Spectaculars: Easy To Play Superheroes In a Box!
    I'm a huge fan of the Mayfair DC Heroes system as well ;);) I still think it's the best superhero RPG ever made. The logarithmic scale power ratings make battles between Superman and the Batman actually possible, if severely lopsided... just like in the comic book source. Defining every unit of measurement and rankings of character abilities as APs is just so elegant and fits the superhero comic style so perfectly, I cannot understand why someone somewhere hasn't tried to republish the MEGS (Mayfair Exponential Game System) rules in some form again in recent years. I think a Kickstarter for a MEGS supers RPG would do astoundingly well. I know that Writeups.Org is still up and running strong, archiving MEGS stats for thousands of superheroes and characters from comic books and other media, so it still has great support from the fan community. I would have thought that someone would have looked at that great community and realized that they'd be eager to buy some new books. But maybe...

Friday, 29th June, 2018

  • 06:34 AM - R_Chance quoted sstacks in post In Search Of Mike Carr
    Pretty sure it was just for game balance and to help each class be unique. Clerics could melee, if you gave them a sword it would steal some of the fighter's thunder etc. Let's design it, then come up with a lore reason later. Etc. Remember they were flying by the seat of their pants, this concept of RPGs as some exalted activity / craft / art wasn't really part of it at the time. In original D&D Clerics really didn't fight. At least until they were higher level. The armor and (blunt) weapons they could use had to be magical. Not mundane. Magic armor was rare and blunt magical weapons even rarer. The use of non magical armor and (blunt) weapons came with the 1E Players Handbook in 1978. So, really the idea of limiting Clerics to keep Fighting Men (as they were called) as superior in combat didn't even rear it's head until 1978. When the party first ran across a set of magic armor you can bet the Fighting Man claimed it. Unless you count house rules. We had picked up Empire of the Petal Thro...

Friday, 23rd February, 2018

  • 07:14 AM - darjr quoted sstacks in post What's The Latest On The D&D Movie?
    I feel like there are two different D&D related movie projects that often get assumed as one project in development. There's the major studio production WotC is working with Hollywood on, and then there's a project Joe Manganellio is working hard to make happen. The “other” movie is dead. Joes is what is left.

Thursday, 27th October, 2016

  • 01:34 AM - prosfilaes quoted sstacks in post Jack Chick Passes Away
    It's fashionable to hate on Jack Chick among geeks, but his This Was Your Life tract deeply impacted me as a kid and I'm sad he's gone. Rest in peace. Among geeks? Dark Dungeons is a joke to geeks. Chick attacked just about everyone who didn't believe as he did as being in league with Satan. Bringing food to a far-away land without demanding conversion? Going to hell. Bringing solace to soldiers at war as a chaplain instead of lecturing everyone who doesn't believe as you do? Going to hell. A Catholic? On the hell-bound train. Dressing up for Halloween? All aboard. Some of it was humorously stupid, but a lot of it attacked good vulnerable people.

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016

  • 03:50 AM - pukunui quoted sstacks in post CURSE OF STRAHD Is Out Today (In Some Stores)
    Picked it up Friday, good stuff :) Full review here: http://shaneplays.com/dd-curse-of-strahd-review/ Thanks for the review! Would you be able to post what levels are appropriate for which areas? I'm curious, and I won't be getting my copy till close to the end of the month.
  • 03:01 AM - halfling rogue quoted sstacks in post CURSE OF STRAHD Is Out Today (In Some Stores)
    Picked it up Friday, good stuff :) Full review here: http://shaneplays.com/dd-curse-of-strahd-review/ Thanks for the review! Happy to see levels/xp is dished out via milestones. That's how I run my table.

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