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    You mean when you weren't here to plague us?


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    Quote Originally Posted by haakon1
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    I only play with my friends. I don't kill my friends' characters for "fun", but I want them to know the dice fall where they may because, like ABC Sports motto went: "The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat". Without losing, there's no winning.

    The real fun of the game is when you can say: "Wow, that was close. We almost got slaughtered, but we did it, and everybody's OK." It's a fine line in DMing to get that Indiana Jones grabbing his hat under the crushing stone door thrill, without crushing too many archeologists . . . very tough to do without fudging dice rolls, but I'm trying to run a "clean" no safety protocol campaign now.

    I guess that's the real generational difference. Me and my friends grew up before the era of "everybody gets a trophy for playing". No risk feels like no achievements to me.

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    Whoa!

    Well put sir.

    I heartily concur.

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    On modules and sales . . . . Goodman Games Dungeon Crawl Classics series has modules that are on their third printing! There's definitely a market for good modules.
    Words of wisdom from Gary Gygax:

    From my perspective wanting less in the way of rules constraints comes from being a veteran Game Master who feels confident that more good material comes from imagination and player interaction with the environment than from textbook rules material.
    more words of wisdom:

    • Rashness and foolhardiness are harbingers of death, as is timidity, in such adventure setting.
    • Those that complain about real challenges might be better off playing Candyland with their little sister
    • First and foremost, munchkinism arose as a contemporary of the OD&D game. Nothing in the rules of that or any other version of the game was needed to make it flourish.
    • There is no relationship between 3E and original D&D, or OAD&D for that matter. Different games, style, and spirit.
    • [E]xperience has taught me that everyone has their own gaming preferences, and it is not a matter of "good" or "bad" in all, save in light of one's own preferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentlegamer
    On modules and sales . . . . Goodman Games Dungeon Crawl Classics series has modules that are on their third printing! There's definitely a market for good modules.
    That is heartening, and Goodman has earned its rep, so is reaping the benefit. However, the print runs in question are most likely rather modest. Back in the early 1980s TSR would do initial print runs of 25,000 and with the better-selling modules reprint many times at that quantity. I don't recall the exact sales figures, but I believe that Ravenloft, S1, G1 through G3, D1 through D3, Q1, T1, the Temple of Elemental Evil and all the Dragonlance modules sold over 100,000 each.

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    Time for me to start a new thread.

    Consider this one as closed, please.

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    Gary Gygax Q&A: Part XI

    Thus begins the eleventh of this series

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    And the soon-to-be-archived Part X is here.

    So, is Yggsburgh the "Be a Collaborator" deal from Lejends?

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    Hello Gary

    I was reading through some of our old letters from the NIPI days. In there, as well as in the NIPI "Realms of Adventure" newsletter, you mentioned various projects that never came to pass, due to NIPI's funding vanishing.

    Which of your unfinished projects (from NIPI or elsewhere, for that matter) would most like to complete?

    Also, unrelatedly, how was the Lake Geneva Convention?

    Thanks, as always, for spending time to share your thoughts and wisdom with us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    This is because there are too many modules being produced for the size of the consumer audience, and many produced in the past have been of low play quality, so GMs are reluctant to purchase more.
    They're also really fragmented. There are modules for old-schoolers, modules for Eberron, modules for various fringe rules, etc.

    Open Gaming License was a cool idea, but it makes the Mazteca-ization problem of D&D (splintering a small audience) worse.

    Opps. Sorry, I didn't read this was closed until I already wrote this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haakon1
    They're also really fragmented. There are modules for old-schoolers, modules for Eberron, modules for various fringe rules, etc.

    Open Gaming License was a cool idea, but it makes the Mazteca-ization problem of D&D (splintering a small audience) worse.

    Opps. Sorry, I didn't read this was closed until I already wrote this.
    Quit postng here!

    Go to: http://www.enworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=167680


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