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    Quote Originally Posted by Davelozzi
    Hi Gary,
    Just a quick note to thank you for a lifetime worth of entertainment and inspiration

    ...and more immediately, for putting an end to that ridiculous argument.
    Welcome, and as I am want to say, it is surely a lot of fun "working" thus

    As for drawing a line to halt the particular discussion, it seemed the thing to do because of the growing contentiousness. My being humorous in replies wasn't effective, so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dead
    Sorry for the derailment. Just asking Gary some Questions and hoping for some Answers.
    Hey amigo!

    You did nothing wrong at all. Glad you posed the queries

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcas
    No, that's fine. I gather that by actually reading the module (Yggsburgh, I mean) I will get some idea of where the 'wilder' areas are in which I might place the Keep and the Caves.

    Thanks.
    Heh...

    Yggsburgh was a pain in the rump to write because I wanted to include as much detail as possible for the GM interested in using it as a campaign base. So there are sections on history, costume, monetray system and economy of the area, and complete descriptions of the town, its main locations, and the outstanding geographical areas all with encounters or suggestions for same.

    Yes, I was most delighted wheni finished it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
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    Yes, I was most delighted wheni finished it
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    And I'll be delighted when I finally get it in my greedy paws...

    What is the progress on the other books in the Zagyg series, Colonel?
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    I'd also like to say thank you for 20+ years of enjoyment. Your pioneering has provided myself and my friends countless hours of enjoyment, and our wives with countless hours of freedom.

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    Wanting a FM multiclas then to go cleric...

    I would like to mention to the poster that said they had a player wanting to play an elven fighter/magic user mulitclass character that then switches to cleric that Gary has in fact addressed a way to play this sort of character in UA and UA's errata. The errata was in Dragon 103.

    There is character and allowed class/multi-class list that on DM's option that an elf to be Fighter/Cleric/Magic User, triple class. This should allow your player to have the character he or she wants and still stay true to the rules as written if you wish.

    I keep a copy of the errata taped in my worn copy of UA just for those sort of questions and ideas that players come up with from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost
    Amen.

    For my group, the only story telling comes after the game.... "Man, do you remember when we fought those Frost Giants? I can't believe you fired a ballista at them."
    Correct. The RPG is a mix of many elements, some or all of which can be featured in a play session. What the RPG is not is an exercise in story telling or in play acting. those can be elements of the game form, but they are not the critical ones. Stressing either is likely to direct player actions or prevent enjoyment for all participants. A complete ficus on either removes the pastime from the RPG classification to some other type of game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akrasia
    And I'll be delighted when I finally get it in my greedy paws...

    What is the progress on the other books in the Zagyg series, Colonel?
    I trust you won't be disappointed... (hope, is perhaops a better work.)

    Rob has finished his add on module, but i have not been up to doing the work needed to create the upper works of the castle proper, let alone the dungeon levels below them When my oldest friend died in late November, it was quite a setback for me.

    Anyway, I am feeling a good deal better if late, and I will attempt real creative work as soon as I feel up to it--likely March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeten
    I'd also like to say thank you for 20+ years of enjoyment. Your pioneering has provided myself and my friends countless hours of enjoyment, and our wives with countless hours of freedom.
    LOL!

    Cheerio,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virel
    I would like to mention to the poster that said they had a player wanting to play an elven fighter/magic user mulitclass character that then switches to cleric that Gary has in fact addressed a way to play this sort of character in UA and UA's errata. The errata was in Dragon 103.

    There is character and allowed class/multi-class list that on DM's option that an elf to be Fighter/Cleric/Magic User, triple class. This should allow your player to have the character he or she wants and still stay true to the rules as written if you wish.

    I keep a copy of the errata taped in my worn copy of UA just for those sort of questions and ideas that players come up with from time to time.
    Well shucks!

    I had totaly forgotten about that. thanks for passing along the information

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