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    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 06:36 PM
    Today in Mythological Figures we’re circling back to Ancient Greece with one of history’s most famous inventors—Daedalus! I think we’re all familiar with his larger achievements (the hubris myth of Icarus flying too high, the creation of the labyrinth for the minotaur) but did you know he was credited with inventing carpentry and was murderously petty? Daedalus took on his nephew as an apprentice...
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    Monday, 21st May, 2018, 05:47 PM
    Mike Myler started a thread Muppets D&D 5E
    Yesterday I came across the incredible artwork of Dan LuVisi, specifically the The Streetsand I’ve been positively inspired. A quick google search already turned up a Muppet race (see below) which I’m shamelessly pilfering to build off of with feats, class archetypes, and the like that involve interacting with or being a Muppet. MUPPET TRAITS (modified from its original appearance...
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    Tuesday, 15th May, 2018, 10:46 AM
    One of the requests in Mythological Figures was for Coyote and that one took me a little while of sifting to figure out. Tricksters hold a special place in my heart, but how could we encapsulate so ephemeral and powerful a spirit as his in a mere statblock? I posit that while I’m sure it could be done, it should not be done, and while this is definitely not a forum for me to make homebrew...
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 02:17 PM
    As last week was a great example of a Mythological Figure from the perspective of transference of media between cultures (Aladdin’s unique place via the ancestral “game of telephone”), now we’re going way back to a figure even older than our first entry—GILGAMESH! As you can see from the artwork for today’s entry there’s really not a lot about him in popular culture until relatively recently, so...
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 03:26 AM
    ! For a minute I was like "Ack!" because we stage the post here before Morrus moves it over to the columns. That is a dope Coyote. Whatcha think of the archetype? Too little? Asks too much? Any suggestions for other tasks a Coyote warlock should do?
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    Monday, 7th May, 2018, 09:35 PM
    One of the requests in Mythological Figures was for Coyote and that one took me a little while of sifting to figure out. Tricksters hold a special place in my heart, but how could we encapsulate so ephemeral and powerful a spirit as his in a mere statblock? I posit that while I’m sure it could be done, it should not be done, and while this is definitely not a forum for me to make homebrew...
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    Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018, 12:30 PM
    What a fantastic subject for Mythological Figures! Aladdin is our first entry from the Middle East and an interesting example of what makes a myth just that—for starters, despite being the most popular character from 1,001 Arabian Nights, he’s a late addition to the book by a Frenchman translator (who heard it from a Syrian storyteller from Aleppo, a Maronite scholar named Youhenna Diab)....
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    Monday, 30th April, 2018, 06:14 AM
    As last week was a great example of a Mythological Figure from the perspective of transference of media between cultures (Aladdin’s unique place via the ancestral “game of telephone”), now we’re going way back to a figure even older than our first entry—GILGAMESH! As you can see from the artwork for today’s entry there’s really not a lot about him in popular culture until relatively recently, so...
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    Tuesday, 24th April, 2018, 03:19 PM
    The popular Mythological Figures series continues with another character for your 5E games! Born to a peasant family (although her father headed the local watch and collected taxes in addition to farming), Joan of Arc was raised inside of a territory loyal to the French but surrounded by pro-Burgundian forces (an alliance between some of the French aristocracy and England). Starting at the age of...
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Thursday, 29th March, 2018

  • 04:25 PM - Morrus quoted Nostalgia Ward in post D&D In Ready Player One? (SPOILERS)
    FWIW, Cline rewrote the gates for the film version and states in a recent Wired interview that Tomb of Horrors is not one of the challenges. Instead, there's a car race with sci fi and movie cars and something involving an 80s horror film. My money is on Nightmare on Elm Street. Can confirm. Saw it last night. Car race instead of Tomb of Horrors. Wrong guess on the horror film which is the second key though.

Monday, 19th March, 2018

  • 05:16 PM - Celebrim quoted Nostalgia Ward in post D&D In Ready Player One? (SPOILERS)
    The scene in the book is long and detailed. I deducted a star from the book because the scene wasn't detailed enough for my geek self. In particular, there are several rooms in the Tomb which would require an extremely imaginative solution to do solo without even so much as a potion even if you had full knowledge of the trap. One example is the room of green and brown curtains. For the life of me, I can't think of an obvious solution for a single low level PC to get by the room by themselves without using magic, and unlike the author's assertion that the tomb contains everything you need to get through it, that's only partially true. For example, it does have the magic ring you need to sacrifice and it does have a trueseeing item that lets you find the well hidden secret door, and the gems you need to get them, and in many cases you imagine a plan to get them as a low level character, there are still moments where a potion of flying is really welcome and you just don't have one to use....

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Sunday, 18th February, 2018

  • 12:01 PM - Malovech quoted Nostalgia Ward in post Looking At Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated
    This sounds cool. I've always wondered about using an LED TV or a projector for games, but always find myself going back to mats, tiles and theatre of the mind. What's your set up like for this? A tv (actually a 27" monitor) with a piece of clear plexiglass on the top. I use some styrofoam blocks to keep it off the table a bit and connect a laptop to it and run MapTool on it and my DMing laptop. Then I just fog of war the whole deal as we play. If I did it again, I would get a 4k 40" TV so we'd have even more room, but this is working out just fine.

Saturday, 13th January, 2018

  • 07:27 PM - Slit518 quoted Nostalgia Ward in post How do they make those good books? And how do I do something with OpenOffice?
    Adobe Creative Suite. I use InDesign and Photoshop mostly. There's a great website for monster/adventure templates in the 5e style here: http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/ As an alternative, GIMP would probably work in lace of Photshop and Scribus as a substitute for InDesign. Thanks for the answers! I will look into Scribus, as I've been using OpenOffice for a while now. P.S. The link you set up doesn't seem to link up to what you wanted it to.

Sunday, 31st December, 2017

  • 12:31 AM - Charles Dunwoody quoted Nostalgia Ward in post Face The Brutality Of The Dark Sun Campaign Setting
    I loved Dark Sun during my AD & D days. It never captured my interest quite like Spelljammer or Dragonlance, but certainly holds a special place in my heart. The Thri-Kreen are bad ass. I spent far too many all-nighters playing the computer game. We have two thri-kreen in the party. The ranger struggles with his hunger when he promises a defeated enemy he won't eat them. He hasn't reneged on a promise yet.

Tuesday, 28th November, 2017

  • 01:22 AM - LordNightwinter quoted Nostalgia Ward in post Who You Gonna Call? Looking At West End Games' Ghostbusters RPG
    Let's talk. I would be interested in acquiring a new copy. Mine is pretty torn up. As I mentioned in the piece, I had to improvise for the ghost die. I could always use new ID cards and Equipment cards. PM me if you decide to part with it. Unfortunately for me the copy I picked up was used and it wasn't treated with collector's care. There is dishing on the cover and one side of the box is torn. The cards aren't in the greatest shape but they all seem to be there. Plus I have the GM screen and adventure and Hot Rod of the Gods and the Pumpkin Panic one for GB International. EDIT but I do have the Dice for it, including the Ghost Die.

Tuesday, 24th October, 2017

  • 10:53 PM - Fauchard1520 quoted Nostalgia Ward in post Players of EN World: Tell us about your biggest in-game screw up.
    One of my players remarked, "this sounds an awful lot like The Fifth Element." Other players agreed. I hadn't seen the film at the time. A buddy of mine ran a Firefly game in Savage Worlds. He wound up recreating the riverboat scene from Maverick verbatim, "Turn in your guns" and all. He'd never seen the movie either. Dude still gets red-faced whenever we mention it.

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