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Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 06:09 PM #11
Myrmidon (Lvl 10)
Henry, your .sig got reset to those two excellent quotes.Hva' fanden? Får vi en orkan?
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Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 08:27 PM #12
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
Ah, that's good to hear Henry: I wasn't aware that everything hadn't been confirmed at 100% lost. Have you guys looked at contacting the ezboards technical team to see about how they were able to try to recover lost content in their sem-recent-ish big crash? IIRC, they hit google cache, as well as the internet archive to try to recreate/recover as much content as possible.Originally Posted by Henry
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http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/greyhawk.html for my Greyhawk site
Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 08:50 PM #13
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Actually, it's not- click on "Cached" and you get the full post. I tried it with several, and it worked like a charm.Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 10:37 PM #14
Hydra (Lvl 25)
Oh good!Originally Posted by Kryndal Levik
I didn't do more than glance at the blank spaces and assumed the worst
Now all the text appears normally...and I notice that there I am at 3233 posts, so a bunch must have been lost, temprrarily perhaps, from here.
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Friday, 12th May, 2006, 09:31 PM #15
Gallant (Lvl 3)
Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
In that you possess astute, sage-like abilities, this question struck me the other day as being highly "askable": When you were forumulating D&D in the early 70's, did the concept of "The Internet" ever become something you foresaw?
Friday, 12th May, 2006, 11:13 PM #16
Hydra (Lvl 25)
Heh...Originally Posted by Tuzenbach
Would I were so astute :\
About the best I can claim is to have recognized in 1978 that computer games were going to be important in the future, and urge my fellows at TSR to get the company into the field immediately. That was done, but not logically, and soon TSR was out of the field even as computer fantasy games were becoming really popular.
Saturday, 13th May, 2006, 12:00 AM #17
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
Gary, what are your views on giving gaming stats to deities, and to avatars/player characters killing deities? Have your views on god stats and god killing changed over the last 30 years? I understand that you are hard at work on Lejendary Pantheons for Lejendary Adventure. How will the deities be presented in that work? (And when can I buy a copy? )
Saturday, 13th May, 2006, 01:13 AM #18
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Gary, I hope you're doing well. I know this question has been put to you before, but for the life of me I can't recall your answer (someday I hope someone sifts through all the various "Ask Gary" threads here and elsewhere and collates your answers so you don't have to keep answering the same things over and over). So pardon this re-asking: what was the inspiration for the D&D gorgon? The gorgon of Greek myth is what ended up being the medusa in D&D. Was there a mythological critter like the bull-like, petrification-breathing monster in the 1e Monster Manual?
"Illegitimis non carborundum." - General Joseph Stilwell
Saturday, 13th May, 2006, 03:16 PM #19
Hydra (Lvl 25)
Deitial types are placed into 15 ranks in my LE world pantheons. those that are in the highest ranks are not really deities but quasi ones such as minor demons, so indeed a powerful character could kill one of 15th rank or even of 14th or 13th, after that the power of deities becomes much greater. At the minor deity level it is about impossible for any mortal to harm them, and above that, in the major and higher ranks, the most potent human is akin to a mosquito.Originally Posted by Geoffrey
Messing with even a minor deity is most likely to end up very badly for a PC...
I give suggested stat spreads for all 15 ranks of deities, including Health (hit points) and protection as well as special powers likely. It is up to the GM to manage the rest.
Saturday, 13th May, 2006, 03:20 PM #20
Hydra (Lvl 25)
Hi Colonel!Originally Posted by ColonelHardisson
Not a problem at all. Indeed, that question has been put to me before, but I am not sure if that was here on this website. Anyway...
The scale-mailed bull model of a gorgon came directly from a copy of a medieval bestiary, the title of which I do not recall, but it was and probably still is in the local (Lake Geneva) public library. I was happy to use that model, for it added another fearsome monster to the roster for DM use