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Thread: Q&A with Gary Gygax
Wednesday, 28th December, 2005, 10:14 PM #5271
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Thursday, 29th December, 2005, 01:16 AM #5272
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Just to let you know I fell in love with AD&D spellcasting and I prefer that over any other system I've seen. The plan I'm planning on using is as close to AD&D as I could get without any major conversions (unless Im wrong, which wouldn't be the first time).
I plan on having the spell caster announce thier spell on thier turn, since most spells in C&C are CT1 I plan on having the spell "go off" either the same init that the spell was announced on the next round or on the spellcaster's rolled init on the next round. (I feel I can do this guilt free since the casting time is 1 round and 5 on this round to 5 on the next is in my logic one round).
My reasoning behind this is because I feel if you're going to give casters all this power to change reality, I feel they should have to earn it with smarts and planning in advance. I also enjoy the idea of the spell going off on thier init roll of the next round to highten suspense and fear of losing the spell, that would make that init roll very important and I don't think a tabletop RPG game is successful unless people are holding thier breath during a few dice rolls. Then of course I would allow the spellcaster to have a full turn on the round a spell went off.
The only other way I would want to handle this is to go and buy an AD&D PHB and use the casting times from there, which is VERY tempting to me.
The way I've been offered but don't like much, in theory anyway, is have evreyone announce that they are casting before the round is even started and if the spellcaster recieves dmg before thier init they don't get to act, I feel that takes to much from the element of suprise and as a DM er CK , in order to have a little fun myslef I want to be suprised by the actions of my players. Also a lot can happen between the beginning of a round aand a mages turn and if they rolled badly, I don't like the idea of a spellcaster being stuck with "I'm casting a spell" if something dramatic happens, especailly on the first round of the battle.
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Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 03:23 AM #5273
Gary Gygax Q&A: Part X
Sure, there've been tons of threads started in the last 5 months that we'll never see again, but I think I can arrive at a general concensus that the saddest casuality of the site crash was the "Gary Gygax: Part X" thread.
Who's with me?
Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 04:40 AM #5274
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
Damn. I didn't make the time to print that thread yet, simply because it was going to take a million years to do so. Sigh....
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Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 04:44 AM #5275
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well, the new one wasn't around very long, but the previous one lost a fair number of posts. regardless, time to start over...
don't quote me on that.
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Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 05:04 AM #5276
Well, you can get at least part of it through Google...
I didn't check (not familiar with the content of the thread), but I'm pretty sure that all pages will show up...
Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 12:34 PM #5277
Really? That's good news!Originally Posted by Kryndal Levik
I was actually wondering if it'd be possible to attempt a reconstruction of the thread. Many many times, a thread response will be copied to my hotmail inbox. Sadly, I delete most of them. However, I'll bet there are those of us who do not delete ANY of them!
Worth a try?
Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 12:58 PM #5278
Originally Posted by Tuzenbach
See, THIS is what I'm talkin' about:
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General - Gary Gygax Q&A, Part IX - in the General RPG Discussion forum of EN
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Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 04:25 PM #5279
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Wednesday, 10th May, 2006, 04:40 PM #5280
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