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    Quote Originally Posted by BOZ
    i always assumed exactly that, so i never asked.
    Heh...

    What else need I add?

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Mentzer
    (The casual reader may not immediately perceive this to be a blatant obfuscatory feint.)

    Early in our relationship I asked about terminology which arguably incommoded percipience. Gary's sagacious retort -- that "the readers can look it up" -- clearly defined the parameters of the campaign: style would not be sacrificed to specious arguments for marketability. A hard-boiled EGG you are, to be sure.

    Gygaxian erudition may have contributed to the '80s boom in Dictionaries of Obscure and Preposterous Words, and I must blame (or credit) you for my study of same. And tho you have not oft employed dialects (certainly not avoiding same for plebian reasons of political correctness, I'm sure), they rest in an adjacent etymological niche.

    But beware of Scots with cabers... and honor those who created shortbreads.
    Thank you Frank a)for the version of D&D that I started with 1989 and b)for reminding me of something I had forgotten. And that was how much time I spent looking up words in Junior High so I could figure out what I was reading. Public education in Florida did not foster high-level reading skills, and D&D was...no IS the bst teacher I've ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Short answer:

    I'll see about putting in an optional Drow Ambush scenario in the lower levels of the dungeons. that way all the PCs can be dragged deeper and sacrificed to Lolth

    Cheers,
    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by weasel fierce
    Thank you much for your answer to the Monk question, and previous questions I have posted.
    A few more to steal a bit more of your work time (Im hoping you work better under stress, what with all the questions you answer on here )

    One of the interesting, if somewhat mismanaged, ideas of 2nd edition AD&D was the character kits, offering variants of the regular classes.

    Have you, or did you, ever consider any such elements for oAD&D, or do you feel it is better handled simply through roleplaying and character description ?

    It is hard to miss the Moorcock influence regarding law and chaos, which is further strengthened by things such as the temple of chaos, in the B2 module. Was this intended to be a line to be pursued, with law and chaos becoming definate elements (similar to Moorcock, or the Warhammer setting, by GW), or was it just intended as background material ?

    What are some of the oddest, or funniest characters you have seen in games you have participated in, or DM'ed ?


    Cheers!
    Sorry...

    I am not sufficiently conversant with the plethora of 2E material to make any informed comment.

    Cheerio,
    Gary

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    How uncharacteristic to witness Mr Mentzer expressing himself with the verisimilitude of near-Gygaxian edification! His erudition is not inconsiderable and his choice of obscure terminology is ecumenical.

    But he can talk like the rest of us when he wants to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapersAndPaychecks
    How uncharacteristic to witness Mr Mentzer expressing himself with the verisimilitude of near-Gygaxian edification! His erudition is not inconsiderable and his choice of obscure terminology is ecumenical.

    But he can talk like the rest of us when he wants to.
    Yes. One can be very simple and tacit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    I have no right to be so much as mildly annoyed by what you find good in your campaign, amigo

    All I can correctly state is what original intent was.
    Oh, cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Short answer:

    I'll see about putting in an optional Drow Ambush scenario in the lower levels of the dungeons. that way all the PCs can be dragged deeper and sacrificed to Lolth

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapersAndPaychecks
    How uncharacteristic to witness Mr Mentzer expressing himself with the verisimilitude of near-Gygaxian edification! His erudition is not inconsiderable and his choice of obscure terminology is ecumenical.

    But he can talk like the rest of us when he wants to.
    You mean when he hasn't his dictionary and thesaurus in hand?

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Mouser
    "Gary Gygax: Keeping the Drow evil since 1978!" Heh

    Death to all angst-ridden, good-wanna-be Dark Elves!

    Gray Mouser
    Right on!

    The Drow are as as sympathetic and caring as wolf spiders

    Cheers,
    Gary

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