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    Wednesday, 18th July, 2018, 03:53 PM
    For today's preview, we are sharing with you a very old solar dragon from the Temple of Luminescence. Check out this high level dragon and download this adventure today.
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    Some Just Want to Watch the World Burn! When the high priest of the sun goddess brings the planet and the sun closer together to spread his deity’s light to every corner of existence, the world begins to heat up dangerously. All attempts to breach the Temple of Luminescence and halt the magic powering this catastrophe have failed. The adventurers must perform a ritual known as the path of the...
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Thursday, 8th December, 2016

  • 05:22 PM - CapnZapp mentioned Over the Hill Gamer in post 2016 Feats Review
    Have you tried removing Extra Attack ehile you're at it? Maybe attack rolls entirely? Just take 11 on all attacks. Much faster. Oh and get rid of pesky damage dice too. Over the Hill Gamer: It's possible Yunru is sarcastic here. If so, don't mind him. You have done nothing to deserve scorn, and I wish you good luck with your game :)

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Friday, 13th July, 2018

  • 08:37 AM - Jhaelen quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post The 2018 ENnies Voting Booth Is NOW OPEN!
    Maybe I missed something but I didn't see a single WoTC product.It's been mentioned here: Wizards of the Coast elected to not enter this year. They told me they were happy to let smaller companies have the spotlight this year. Big Zweihander fanI'm not ;)

Saturday, 23rd June, 2018


Saturday, 9th June, 2018

  • 11:31 PM - AmerginLiath quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Creating a More Immersive D&D Experience
    I find music, decor, and scents to be distractions. A quiet, relaxing room with conveniently located drinks and snacks and a small group of interested, enthusiastic players who understand the spirit of the game are all you need for total immersion. And of course a good story. There’s also the fact that many of us have hearing issues that such conflicting sounds exacerbate. I’m “frequency-deaf” of a sort, so trying to clearly process music and voice together is nearly impossible (live concerts are a muddy wall of sound to me). Keep visual and auditory handicaps in mind (including “minor” ones) when planning out these flourishes, lest you get the opposite desired result.

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

  • 07:10 AM - aramis erak quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post How Long Before the Digital Dam Breaks?
    To be specific, the last I looked was when Zweihander was on sale for $4.99 on drivethru deal of the day. I am not particularly knowledgable about the economics of the RPG industry but from what I've heard it's pretty competitive. If you are making $7 from a book that took many months to produce you better be selling a lot of them, especially if it's a high quality product that is well-written, nicely designed, and beautifully illustrated. Most "new" products from major companies run half cover or higher for the PDF; several participate in "Bits and Mortar" - buy at your FLGS, your FLGS has B&M send you the PDF. Several companies, however, keep prices down to $10 or less for PDF.. The advice to new sellers on DTRPG is Pick one of $19.99, $9.99, $4.99, or $1... because those prices sell the best. I've seen corebooks priced in the $30+ for the PDF, tho', for several systems. big licensed games often charge 3/5 of cover for the dead tree...

Monday, 7th May, 2018

  • 11:30 PM - ZweihanderRPG quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post How Long Before the Digital Dam Breaks?
    But the cost differential is big. I sponsored the Zweihander Kickstarter a couple of years ago and got the book and PDF for $50. The last I looked the PDF was going for $5. I don't see how a company can survive selling their work product for so little. Not if they are going to maintain high production values. Unfortunately, that is what you see now, a proliferation of companies with pretty low production values selling all kinds of total crap. At the same time, tactics by other companies to not produce PDFs aren't exactly giving the customer what they want. Hi there, this is Daniel, creator of Zweihander. Rest assured that the print, art, editing and writing qualities are well-within the margins for Zweihander Grim & Perilous RPG. There is certainly some sorcery behind the scenes to make this real (release schedule, excellent marketing, regular deals, print-on-demand offerings, smart social sharing, strict project management). Looking solely at Zweihander, we're at a little over 26K physical copies ...
  • 05:47 PM - Cergorach quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post How Long Before the Digital Dam Breaks?
    The last I looked the PDF was going for $5. I don't see how a company can survive selling their work product for so little. Not if they are going to maintain high production values. Unfortunately, that is what you see now, a proliferation of companies with pretty low production values selling all kinds of total crap. At the same time, tactics by other companies to not produce PDFs aren't exactly giving the customer what they want. The Zweihander pdf goes for $9.99 on DTRPG. That's a fair price for a pdf. DTRPG charges 30% for it's services, so that's $7 for the publisher. What do you expect that normally a print publisher get's for it's book? They sell it for 45% (or less) of MSRP to a distributor, add to that cost of printing, storage, shipping, etc. Unless your a large player, your not getting that much for your work. Look at some of the older formula's in the forum's publishing section for what's expected. Sure, there's a lot of garbage (but one man's garbage is another one's treasure), but...

Sunday, 6th May, 2018


Thursday, 3rd May, 2018

  • 11:49 PM - Barantor quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Get Ready To Pre-Order Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying Fourth Edition!
    What is the difference between Warhammer and Zweihander? Similar systems? I never played Warhammer but have recently played Zweihander and really like it. Zweihander I believe is a derivative of Warhammer with some stuff they liked. I have never played but own the Zweihander book and I've played 1&2E Warhammer a ton, I find Warhammer easier for new folks to understand. I ordered the basic book, nice that they give you the pdf ahead of the physical copy.

Monday, 2nd April, 2018

  • 11:14 PM - Morrus quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Hidden
  • 11:09 PM - Tranquilis quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    That's pretty sad if they actually censor people for using the term political correctness. I know it's a term of the right and I largely disagree with the people who use it but still, it's a thing. The term is a legitimate expression of opinion. Heavy-handed censorship of legitimate poltical discourse is unfortunate. Your solution that these people should "stay out of those threads" is another kind of censorship. Political censorship is anti-1st amendment and anti-American in my opinion. It is a stacked discussion, to be sure. I honestly thought that, for example, “SJW”was an actual term used by social activists and not a pejorative. To throw out biased “articles” like these, and then control the responses of those opposed isn’t “fair”, and it is disingenuous if one is opening up the comments section for replies and responses. The quality of these posts (disguised as articles or news) is very suspect and biased. I wouldn’t open myself up to the liability of attaching my name (or that of a sit...
  • 10:21 PM - Morrus quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    That's pretty sad if they actually censor people for using the term political correctness. I know it's a term of the right and I largely disagree with the people who use it but still, it's a thing. The term is a legitimate expression of opinion. Heavy-handed censorship of legitimate poltical discourse is unfortunate. Your solution that these people should "stay out of those threads" is another kind of censorship. Political censorship is anti-1st amendment and anti-American in my opinion. I’m not American, or a “they”; and that’s also not what your first amendment says. But that’s by-the-by. If you have questions about the civil inclusive behaviour I expect in this community, take it to the Meta forum and I’ll happily explain it to you in no uncertain terms. This is not the place for it.
  • 10:14 PM - Dire Bare quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    That's pretty sad if they actually censor people for using the term political correctness. I know it's a term of the right and I largely disagree with the people who use it but still, it's a thing. The term is a legitimate expression of opinion. Heavy-handed censorship of legitimate poltical discourse is unfortunate. Your solution that these people should "stay out of those threads" is another kind of censorship. Political censorship is anti-1st amendment and anti-American in my opinion. Really? Grown-ups know better than this. Words have literal, dictionary definitions or meanings. Sure. And words have connotations they have picked up over time. The word retard has a very clinical, specific use when talking about those with mental illness . . . well, it used to. Now it's a slur. The n-word (gah, I can't even type it) also had a specific, non-pejorative meaning at one point in the past. Please don't use it today. This is how language works dude, and I think you know this. The literal meanings and...
  • 10:09 PM - Afrodyte quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    That's pretty sad if they actually censor people for using the term political correctness. I know it's a term of the right and I largely disagree with the people who use it but still, it's a thing. The term is a legitimate expression of opinion. Heavy-handed censorship of legitimate poltical discourse is unfortunate. Your solution that these people should "stay out of those threads" is another kind of censorship. Political censorship is anti-1st amendment and anti-American in my opinion. The 1st amendment means that you can't be thrown in jail for running your mouth about the government. It doesn't mean that private citizens who own or maintain a product or service owe you a platform.
  • 07:55 PM - JonnyP71 quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    I view fantasy RPGs as a respite from the politicization of everything that is currently in vogue in our culture. Hear hear. Gaming is an escape from 'real life', and I cringe when I see certain topics pushed to the fore. ... and now I return to pondering the next adventure theme for my insensitive, bigoted, often misogynistic 'pseudo-medieval' fantasy world. Because that's where I want to escape to when running a game...
  • 07:42 PM - Dire Bare quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    I prefer Ancestry. I am not offended by Race but given the great number of meanings and controversy over its use in our own culture, it might be best to move on to something else. What I am offended by is the increasing tendency of this website to raise divisive topics and then censor the responses. I can tell you that I don't play RPGs as a way to increase my participation in the US culture wars. If you don't want to hear people's opinions then don't raise the topic. I view fantasy RPGs as a respite from the politicization of everything that is currently in vogue in our culture. Maybe I am insensitive but I don't come here to have my political views (left leaning) affirmed. Have to call BS on this. Morrus and the other moderators most certainly do not "censor" opinions on the site. What they do is block the insulting behavior of some bad actors. You'll find plenty of opinions in this very thread on all sides of the issue whether the term "race" is used problematically in D&D or not. The OP certain...

Sunday, 25th March, 2018


Saturday, 24th March, 2018

  • 10:57 PM - Afrodyte quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post Hidden
  • 07:12 PM - Skepticultist quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post The Journey To...North America, Part Two
    Somehow I fail to see what this article wants to say. Maybe its because I have no idea what the author means with "sacred" exactly. Something "sacred" usually means something with a religious meaning or importance. Yet I fail to see how Beowulf or Thermopylae would be considered sacred. "Mythic" might have been the better word. That's because "sacred" is an extremely wishy-washy, vague term that has no specific or concrete action. Like the statement "The magic would be subtle and beautiful and full of mystery." This is poetic, but completely ungameable. Nobody, not even SMHWorlds, really knows what it means or how it would translate into gameplay. Also I disagree that a campaign about Tribes in North America necessarily have to be very spiritual. Like with the druid in D&D the spirituality can be mentioned but take a backseat to exploring, diplomacy/politics or warfare among the tribes. I think it's reductive and plays dangerous close to the Noble Savage stereotype. I live inbetween two different ...
  • 06:15 PM - Phasestar quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post The Journey To...North America, Part Two
    I would simply advise anyone considering delving into a non-European culture to do so with great caution, or if they are not prepared to do the requisite research, not at all. One need only consider the controversy WotC made when they created Chult, with its Africa-like "tropes." I am sure they didn't intend to offend anyone, but people were offended for a variety of reasons and the company was publically excoriated. The superficial research conducted by your average RPG company is likely insufficient to the task and they risk a lot as WotC recently discovered. We've gone off-topic from the original article, which I honestly did not really have an issue with, but I do have a bone to pick with the discussion that followed it. I hear what you're saying, but I hope this "modern" point of view which equates to just telling a lot of people to shut up is a fad - the idea that people can only research or include a culture if they are of that culture or have a particular skin color is one of the more absurd...
  • 01:57 PM - Erdric Dragin quoted Over the Hill Gamer in post The Journey To...North America, Part Two
    In the old days, one could just let their imagination run wild and recklessly mix whatever nonsense from TV, movies, books, fantastical or historical you might recall to create one's own story about another culture. Today, surveying other cultures, particularly non-European cultures, is like walking through a minefield of cultural sensitivities. The recent discussions regarding Chult, Oriental Adventures, and native Americans demonstrate that you really need to do your research lest you run offend representatives of these cultures. My recommendation is that unless you have ready access to a Ph.D in the culture in question you just stay well away. Make up your own culture and make sure it's not really a front for an Earth culture. Because it is exactly those trope stories told by Europeans to enforce an idea that such people were "less than, not equal" to themselves. And it hasn't grown much. You call it catering to sensitivities, but I call it whites finally re-questioning these cultures and becoming enl...


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