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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 AM
    Personally I try to avoid time travel. How has the group taken to it?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    I've moved Zardnaar's movie stats topic to its own thread so this one can talk about Top Gun.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    If we take the statement as largely true, the issue wasn't how well the show was doing, but production schedule. They were looking at not having new episodes until late 2020 - a year and more from now, which is a hard sell for Fox.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    Except a lot of small movies also fail to hit 100 million. Even fewer become blockbusters but every now and then you get a Blair Witch. Yes. But "blockbuster" isn't relevant. You don't have to bust the block. You just have to outperform your production costs. Which means, you need to make *gasp* a good movie! This is an assertion without support. Show the logic - what can you...
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  • Queenie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 AM
    OOC: Sorry guys, you dropped us a long time ago! In other news we do have our own real life mini Barbarian to contend with lol He keeps us on our toes most days, I need some kind of epic level spells to deal with him :) Glad you are having fun!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:26 AM
    Patrick Stewart sounds older than he does currently in real life, and Spiner has been de-aged. Interesting! Reports also say Riker is in it. I knew he directed some of it, but apparently he’s actually in it. I hope there isn’t too much focus on the Romulan stuff. With Nemesis, and the Abrahms Trek reboot, I’m kinda bored of what wasn’t a very interesting plot thread in the first place. I’m...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    Except that you do. Oh, god. I can’t say that yet again to another pithy non-sequitur. I really am out this time before my brain freezes.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 AM
    I really don't understand what your point is, and it seems to change with each post. My interest in the conversation (such that it was) has expired as it's gong nowhere interesting, but I'll reiterate that if you want to see original movies, there are tons of them every year, and they're awesome and available to you. If your requirement for them is that they have to be blockbusters, then I guess...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 11:34 PM
    Again, why does it matter to you that films be blockbusters? There are lots of non-blockbuster films every year. They are great. Go watch 'em. They're still making them, plenty. There's no "fault" to assign. Nothing is wrong. Blockbusters are there, small films are there. Watch either, or both, or whatever.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 10:57 PM
    What's with your obsession with blockbusters? Does a film only count if it's a blockbuster? So? Go see them if you think you'll like them. You're not an investor. If your requirement to see a film is (a) it be original, and (b) it must be a blockbuster then you're only hurting yourself. Otherwise -- go see the films. They're there.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 04:27 PM
    Zardnaar does. :) In other news, this film comes out on my birthday next year, and I'm gonna go see it, because the first one really is a guilty pleasure for me.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 04:23 PM
    Who cares about "big"? What you want is a high gross-to-production ratio. If I gross $122 million on an investment of $9 million, I've gotten a 13x return on my investment! I could make 36 of these small movies for the cost of one Avengers: Endgame, and gross about $4.4 Billion overall. If my Endgame tanks, I lose it all. If half my small budget movies tank, I still walk away with a couple...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 04:10 PM
    Small edit and a reskinning of a succubus will probably do the trick.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 03:37 PM
    I could have sworn that was in there! But it's a 2 MP effect.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 08:55 AM
    Ok, name 10 90’s blockbusters which made a billion dollars.
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 07:11 AM
    At the moment.. Vulture is done (and posted) as well as several armours and weapons. I've got the wraith, dropship and valkyrie started.. i was debating on the goliath as either a vehicle or mech.. Zerg I've posted Zergling, drone, baneling, hydralisk, infested terran template, larva, stats for Zerg Creep and modifiers for some of the older broods. No protoss yet.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 11:26 PM
    It does tons of them every year. You just don't go to see them.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 11:18 PM
    10d6 damage, basically a fireball every round to one creature. Honestly seems fine to me...it will be fun for minor engagements but a 17th level wizard has way bigger guns for “real fights”. I say enjoy
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 08:23 PM
    Venetian and Genoese dialects, yeah. Significant amounts of Catalan and Occitan as well. And then loan words from pretty much everything on the Mediterranean Sea, as you'd expect for a trade pidgin.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 08:19 PM
    Call him a "horcrux" and nobody'd blink an eye.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 07:31 PM
    Consider - the archetype of "magical school" is kind of a Harry Potter thing. Traditionally, wizards have worked like tradesmen - with a Master-apprentice relationship. There is no need for a school. This does not mean you can't ban wizards - just that "there is no school" does not stand up to scrutiny as a justification.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 06:28 PM
    I'm really not very knowledgeable about modern archery, but generally maybe you could look at the difference between a musket and a modern rifle, and apply a similar 'upgrade'.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 05:12 PM
    Well then, I have some great news for you! The 1980s have loads of really awesome movies. You have years of pleasure ahead of you!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 04:10 PM
    The PDF(s) will go out to backers the moment the Kickstarter ends tonight, as we do with all all our Kickstarters. So if by “right away” you mean “today” then back the campaign! Otherwise, yeah, there will be a longer wait before you can get the revised version of ATOC or the new book, ATMC.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 04:04 PM
    Morrus replied to Welcome Thread
    This place has been around for 20 of those years!
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 03:59 PM
    I think that's the issue right there. "System" and "numinous" are at cross purposes. I have had RPG moments that have felt numinous, but they have typically had little to do with "system", and more to do with atmosphere and immersion.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 03:18 PM
    Gale Force Nine has shared some pictures of the new DM Screen geared at nautical adventures, Of Ships & The Sea. The website says "Pre-Order - Mid June", so I'm not sure if it's available yet.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 02:55 PM
    The real mystery of life is why anyone thought this needed a sequel.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 02:48 PM
    The key is numbers. 20 creatures with bows are likely to be a threat, even crappy ones, do to the ability to focus fire. You can use mob rules to cut down the rolling if you prefer.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 02:25 PM
    The revised version is on Kickstarter right now. Ends in 8 hours. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/a-touch-more-class-9-new-5th-edition-classes
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 09:15 AM
    It looks exactly like the original!
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 06:55 AM
    Don't have the Queen yet.. There's still a lot of Zerg I need to do. I was going to get about 4 or 5 more Terran things done before switching back to Zerg. So many good Zerg to do.. Plus I have some Zerg surprises..
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 09:22 PM
    Ergo, the game of 1e, in practice, was more lethal. You just said it had higher kill rates. Done. You effectively just said, "This analysis gives me result A. Therefore, I must do another analysis that gets me a different result." That's not solid reasoning. Games are not cleanly separable from their playstyles. Trying to level set outside of the playstyle introduces a bias -...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 08:53 PM
    I have some issues with Celebrim's analysis, in large part because I disagree with his positions about science - as a physicist, I gotta tell you, quantum tunneling isn't terribly mysterious. It is a basic, and calculable thing. That being said, I have to note that there are actually two forms of magic that are getting conflated: 1) The magic of myth and folklore 2) The day-to-day...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 08:22 PM
    I think, if you ask "Which edition was most lethal?" that really asks - what percentage of characters did each edition actually kill? It has nothing to do with whether a 2e fighter could beat a 1e fighter, or otherwise comparing their stats to each other. It asks what power level characters were, *with respect to the challenges they were given*. Unfortunately, the real numbers are lost...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 08:10 PM
    As many as there are things to like. BBQ Geek? Yep. Beer geek? Sure. Fiber arts geek? You bet!
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 07:45 PM
    I'm actually working on getting more Starcraft stuff done.. send me your ideas and and I'll see what I can do stat wise.. also reminds me I need to do some more more modern Star Trek stuff, but first also have to do a few older Klingon and Romulan stuff as well
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 04:30 PM
    I did say it was in jest. But, if you want to be a bit more pedantic about it - not all games give the GM a whole lot of space to choose when/what they can veto. And not all GMs are experienced, and know when to veto. And if the GM thinks they always know all implications of things at the time they are decided, and make a good choice on what to veto every time, they are kidding themselves. ...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 04:05 PM
    Cubicle 7 has just revealed the cover art (by Johan Grenier) of the new version of The One Ring roleplaying game.
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 03:56 PM
    Cubicle 7 has just revealed the cover art (by Johan Grenier) of the new version of The One Ring roleplaying game.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 02:32 PM
    Green Ronin has sent out its Sell Sheets for the new products it will have available at Gen Con -- Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Gamemaster's Guide and Superteam Handbook, Modern Age Threefold setting, and Fantasy Age Campaign Builder's Guide. (Thanks to Egg Embry for the scoop).
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 12:55 PM
    I think we can decide for ourselves what we find interesting.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:54 AM
    Back in January I took nominations for the best RPG podcast of 2018, and everybody voted The Adventure Zone (best actual play) and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias (best talk) as the winners. Now I'm doing the same with mobile apps -- what are your favourite RPG mobile apps? Here's how it works: anybody can nominate a mobile app (but you can't nominate your own). Simply post the...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:41 AM
    Back in January I took nominations for the best RPG podcast of 2018, and everybody voted The Adventure Zone (best actual play) and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias (best talk) as the winners. Now I'm doing the same with mobile apps -- what are your favourite RPG mobile apps? Here's how it works: anybody can nominate a mobile app (but you can't nominate your own). Simply post the...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:37 AM
    Lots of people certainly like books. No doubt about that. Lots of people also like PDFs, as evidenced by the DMs Guild (which WotC created); and they also like other digital options, like DDB, FG, and Roll20. It's not a binary choice.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 12:39 AM
    So my group had such an epic battle yesterday that I just had to write about it. Let me tell you a tale of a near certain TPK that went in a very different direction. This is also a tale of why CRs and encounter difficulty assessment is almost worthless by mid levels Background My 9th level party are members of Taranya, the most powerful city in the multiverse. If you have ever seen...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 09:38 PM
    I think that while a system in and of itself cannot produce such authenticity, it can certainly get in the way of it. It can also likely encourage it - setting the players up in a good way to have such, to invite it. Bluebeard's Bride (from Magpie Games), and Ten Candles (from Calvalry Games) come to mind in that sense - games designed to enable players to "have all the feels" as the...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 09:12 PM
    Not at all (he said, taking the rhetorical bait). Remember the wargame root. In a wargame, you don't have characters, you have *units*. You only care about the survival of a unit in terms of its tactical value in the wargame scenario - you expect units to die, and you just move on. The old rules are not far from that. As time goes on, the game evolves away from that, to having a different...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:59 PM
    Broadly, that would depend upon what other parts of the fiction have already been determined. Sometimes what the players ask for can become THE solution, and sometimes that would not be consistent with things already set in place. I am often for not determining details unless/until you need them, specifically so you can flex for such things, but even if you only set any given detail at the...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:33 PM
    I strongly recommend you re-read The Rules. Specifically, the section about keeping things civil. Ridiculing people is a good way to get yourself removed from a conversation. Use of profanity, also, is a good way to get yourself removed from the discussion. In general, we expect you to treat people with a modicum of respect, even if you disagree with them. If you aren't up for that,...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:21 PM
    There was a trade language at the time that was based in Italian (mostly northern dialects) with a whole lot of loan words from other languages. This pidgin, sometimes otherwise called "Mediterranean Lingua Franca" or Sabir, was what they were referring to, rather than Latin.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 07:07 PM
    I think 3e may be the most deadly edition. I mean, in terms of, say, if it fell on you from out of a tree, the sheer mass of the published materials would crush you. 2e had a lot too, but much of it was softcover, which hurts less.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 04:01 PM
    I say, slightly in jest, "I search the Duke's desk for a huge ancient red dragon...." Less in jest, I ask - what are we more interested in seeing - the players getting exactly what they ask for, or the players getting what they overall want? Because they are not omniscient, and what they ask for may not actually be what they wanted, needed, or could best use. There is a demonstrable...
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  • Jonathan Tweet's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 03:42 PM
    How does a pre-industrial society hang together with super-powerful individuals and groups wandering the land at will, especially as these people rocket up in personal power in just a few years?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 03:08 PM
    Neither. But we’ll be moving into the new platform in the next week or two with luck, so it won’t matter.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:38 PM
    I know review copies have been sent out to various people (ours went to Ben, our Pathfinder columnist) but the reviews are embargoed until Aug 1st. And, of course, there’s the 3PPs, but they’re not even allowed to tell you who they are until then! :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:35 PM
    Well the actual book comes out in 2 weeks; the playtest book is a year out of date. Where did you get it from? Unless you’re a collector, you’re better off waiting for the final rules on Aug 1st.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 06:43 AM
    This f***ing delights me.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 08:41 PM
    Your analysis has too many assumptions to be useful to me, but thank you for trying.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 08:18 PM
    Umbran replied to OSR Gripes
    Yes, well, then you really should have paid attention to your better judgement. Let me help you: Don't post again in this thread. Everyone else - treat each other with respect. If you can't, it is time to take a break.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 05:55 PM
    The last game I ran, I did have the common problem - the rogue, with better Initiative, similar AC, and high damage from sneak attack, left the party paladin feeling a tad... unimportant in combat. Next D&D game I run, I may simply remove the Dex modifier from damage from Finesse. I am not sure it needs whole fighting styles and such to then make up for it.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 04:04 PM
    Umbran replied to OSR Gripes
    Yeah, but I think you're treating the discussion as if folks are choosing their wordign along strict logical lines, when that behavior is not terribly common. "Any DM (OSR or not)..." may not be strictly true. Though, it may be - they may *see* the logic, but reject it. But whatever the case, in spending your time refuting the strict statement, you miss the actual point that perhaps lots...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 03:51 PM
    Well, it isn't like the pantheon and cultural structure are cleanly separable. The gods support particular social structures. And, in our fantasy worlds, the gods have a say in things - if a god gives spell power to elvish worshippers/clerics, and does not give power to non-elves, that's going to reinforce religion being a racial characteristic. Um... we have the phrase lingua franca...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 02:41 PM
    What part of "particularly on a success" didn't connect for you? Your response to that is to note that the failure case is always infinite, so there's no narrowing at all? Really?
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 02:19 PM
    Umbran replied to OSR Gripes
    Or, the also not-uncommon "start at 3rd level". Note that "a half-dozen people before you suggested X" does not actually mean that those half-dozen are representative. Using posts here for that is like using self-selected poll data - it does not represent what portion of people actually feel that way, as much as how strongly this small number of people feel about the point.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 02:03 PM
    You didn't go with "The Tick"?!? There's a missed opportunity for you.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 01:34 PM
    The Diana Jones Awards (named after the remaining piece of the Indiana Jones RPG encased in the trophy) has announced its nominees for 2019. Every year an anonymous group of industry members select a handful of nominees, which are announced at a private event during Gen Con. Last year's winner was the movement of Actual Play. This year's nominees are: Dungeons & Dragons Art &...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 10:50 PM
    Occasionally a game mechanic jumps out at me, and makes me think "wow!" -- it's not always brand new, and sometimes it builds on something else, or sometimes it's just new to me, but I like it when a simple mechanic catches my eye. Here's a couple of my favourites: D&D's advantage/disadvantage is a really elegant way to replace all those fiddly bonuses. It's one of my favourite things about...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 09:28 PM
    Umbran replied to OSR Gripes
    With respect, this doesn't tell us anything until you also do a measure of how fast PCs are expected to *lose* hit points. If AD&D monsters generally did less damage, or an AD&D party dealt with far fewer monsters in a day, yes, it could be moot.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 08:58 PM
    I am not sure that this is somehow more true of gnomes than it is of, say, elves, with all the sub-races that have been out there. And, heavens forfend you can't summarize *an entire race of people* in a neat little stereotype! The horror!
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 05:41 PM
    It matters to my play experience. It probably impacts the choices I make in play. So, by that measure, it makes a difference in the campaign. Also, as a GM, I take the player choices to be indicative of things they want to see. If you play a gnome, we're probably going to see a lot more gnome culture and social role in the game than if nobody chose to play a gnome. That probably means...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 04:18 PM
    Modiphius has announced that the Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook for Star Trek Adventures will be out on July 25th. 11 alien species, new starships, and lots of information about the Federation and worlds of the quadrant, available from their web store very soon. “In the end, it comes down to throwing one pitch afteranother, and seeing what happens. With each new consequence, the game begins...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 11:49 AM
    We did a skit about that in last week's podcast, with a player suggesting more and more outlandish races, starting with deep gnomes and tieflings, through aaracokra and minotaurs, to mind flayers and dragons, to daleks and Borg Queens, to, eventually, V'ger. The idea of somebody playing V'ger as a PC still cracks me up.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 06:50 AM
    You also get into some interesting sticky wicket scenarios with that one. That means with a 2nd level spell a cleric can effectively "trap souls" for long periods of time. Which depending on your cosmology could be very problematic.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 04:11 AM
    Both of you decided to continue a personal dispute despite the warning. Time for both of you to take a walk - find another thread where you're not going to engage in personal sniping. Don't post in this one any further. Despite how clear this case is, one or both of you will likely disagree and want to argue with me. Take it to PM, please, and leave the thread alone. Anyone else?
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 12:30 AM
    In the past year I wrapped up a PF campaign, but also played a 5E campaign and two FFG Legend of the Five Rings campaigns. So it's less "switching game systems" as "trying the hip new thing to see how we like it."
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 10:43 PM
    I see several signs of people getting snippy, personal, and being far more interested in being right than exploring ideas. Folks are looking dug in, defending positions rather than thinking about whether the other guy has a point. That's a good sign that the thread's about done. Keep it respectful, keep it constructive, or find another topic, folks.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 10:35 PM
    The moment when you have to say, "To not understand and agree with me, you are either doing bad thing A, or bad thing B," is the moment you should step back, and consider that this means you must be flawless. Are you flawless? No? Then bad things on the other guy's part are *not* the only option. Maybe, just maybe, there's another basis for the misunderstanding. Until you are more...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:18 PM
    I’m pretty sure I’ve never once seen you post on-topic. :)
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:17 PM
    abe ray your habit of starting a thread asking a question, and not even acknowledging (let a alone thanking) those who go out of their way to help you is a little rude. It’s been going on for some time. If somebody helps you out, please have the decency to thank them before asking them something for something else. Thanks! :)
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    Morrus started a thread PF2 Are you moving from 5E to PF2?
    (A question for those planning to play PF2; if you’re not, this isn’t really for you - don’t threadcrap, please). So you’re planning on playing PF2. While you are probably coming from PF1, is anybody coming from 5E? Obviously, it’s not a permanent thing; you can play more than one game, try out others, all that stuff. But I was curious whether there’s a demographic out here who feel PF2 is...
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Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

  • 10:10 AM - Dannyalcatraz mentioned Morrus in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Morrus Umbran darjr I think I may have discovered the trigger for the posts disappearing: every one I know of that got blacked out was reported.
  • 07:44 AM - Dannyalcatraz mentioned Morrus in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Morrus Umbran darjr As I noted above, I’ve personally encountered two blacked out posts by spammers (whom I subsequently banned). The text wasn’t merely color matched to the back, because the reported text didn’t show even when I quoted it to check. What had been there was simply gone. Something odd is going on.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

  • 04:58 AM - Maxperson mentioned Morrus in post Is RPGing a *literary* endeavour?
    That they are dancing is more about content than description. The thing that makes the scene more interesting is that the kobolds are dancing for some reason, not how the GM describes the dance It's not, or at least it's not entirely content. Dancing is a description of what the kobolds are doing up on the hill. Dancing is also content. This brings me back(again) to the point I made pages ago. Both qualitative description AND content are both necessary to make an interesting scene. One without the other is going to be dull. Also not sure why my posts keep including that quote I think it has something to do with multiquoting. Zardnaar was driving Morrus crazy with it in a thread recently. Maybe one of them could help you figure out how to stop quoting it.

Sunday, 19th May, 2019

  • 01:45 AM - SkidAce mentioned Morrus in post Favourite D&D edition that’s not 5E
    Same as Morrus , a close vote. Many fond memories of 2E, but 3E coming along and "modernizing" things we had houseruled for 2E anyway, makes it my favorite. At least at the beginning.

Friday, 17th May, 2019

  • 10:02 PM - Parmandur mentioned Morrus in post What is missing in 5E that you had in other editions?
    Nothign to see here
  • 05:57 PM - Parmandur mentioned Morrus in post New D&D Adventure Reveal On 17th May at 'The Descent'
    https://www.renaud-bray.com/Livres_Produit.aspx?id=2843418&def=Dungeons+%26+Dragons+Essentials+Kit+(D%26D+Boxed+Set)%2cCOLLECTIF%2c9780786966837 Seems like we were both wrong on the Box Set. The site lists the dice and miscellany separate from this: The Essentials Kit. So maybe a new revised version of the starter set, but not Eberron specific it seems. Well, the name to me suggests maybe more of a neo-Expert Set: not an intro product, but a second product for folks who bought the Starter Set and want more. Something for folks with no FLGS, who buy their Magic & DnD stuff at Target or whatnot. Morrus more grist for the mill.
  • 05:12 PM - Parmandur mentioned Morrus in post New D&D Adventure Reveal On 17th May at 'The Descent'
    So looks like we were spot on with the Adventure book. "Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus" https://www.renaud-bray.com/Livres_Produit.aspx?id=2843417&def=Dungeons+%26+Dragons+Baldur%27s+Gate%3A+Descent+Into+Avernus+Hardcover+Book+(D%26D+Adventure)%2CCOLLECTIF%2C9780786966769 One correct. 3 more to go. Shout out to Parmandur for being on the Baldurs Gate connection before anyone! Boom! They just kept talking about Baldur's Gate, and getting way too detailed. Interestign that the name pattern matches "Waterdeep: Dragon Heist." Morrus might warrant a new story for your front page.

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Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

  • 08:03 PM - ParanoydStyle mentioned Morrus in post Missing Community Supporter and Silver Subscriber under name.
    Morrus I also subscribed as a Silver Supporter on March 25th according to PayPal. I am worried I am going insane because I can't seem to find the donate/subscription/support button/page/whatever anymore. I am positive I donated so it feels vaguely like the website is gaslighting me. I know that 19.99 is the amount I paid through PayPal but I can't find the page that explains how long of a subscription that purchases. (If ANYONE reading this can link me to the page, I'd be very appreciative. Right now I'm not sure if the donate/support button/link has been taken down, if I'm losing my mind, or if I just SUUUUUUPER critically failed my perception check.) Anyway, I, also would really, really appreciate getting my subscriber benefits. (I think) I forbore saying anything until now because I wanted to make sure my payment had PLENTY of time to process and because I didn't want to be a pain in the ass. But as it's been almost a month I need to speak up and I really do want my custom user titl...

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019

  • 01:48 PM - TaranTheWanderer mentioned Morrus in post Group Iniative Order
    ...arget). So it's rules legal as long as the movement, Ready action, and trigger are all faithfully applied and resolved. Whether or not you find the outcome satisfying even though it's rules legal is another matter though. This. The dm can move them, one at time, and then have them wait to ready an action to attack. but Telvin: - If they had multiple attacks, they'd lose their extra attacks because readying takes your action and then it takes your 'reaction' to make the attack. You can't ready multiple attacks. Really, in this scenario(because of pack tactics), only the first bloodhawk (per PC) needs to ready until any of their other allies moved in. The others can just move in and attack as long as one of their allies was already adjacent. So, if they DM felt bloodhawks were smart enough to move and ready and only attacked once, then it's legal. With INT 3, I might have made the first bloodhawk attack with a normal attack...maybe. 3 is still pretty smart. Morrus Hmmmm. What *is* the rule for simultaneous initiative? Having them all move then all attack creates a massive tactical advantage over having them each move then attack. For me, they all go at once but still 'one at a time.' It probably evens out because now the PCs can all go simultaneously and use the same tactics. Although, it makes initiative a bit more important, I think. Having the PCs all go first and take out several of the bloodhawks before they acted might have changed the outcome. Telvin Who won initiative?

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

  • 03:41 PM - lowkey13 mentioned Morrus in post ENWorld Not Secure`
    Yo Morrus - Just as an FYI, enworld has been reporting as "Not Secure" recently. Not sure if you let a security ceritificate expire or something, but you might want to look into that.

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Friday, 5th April, 2019

  • 04:43 PM - CleverNickName mentioned Morrus in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    Thanks to the #CritterPush during last night's broadcast, the Kickstarter blew through their final stretch goal (of $8.8M) and then another $111K before it slowed back down. mortwatcher barely got to spend any time at all in the limelight, before Henry took the lead. Last night's event really blew up my spreadsheet too, which depends on a smooth U-shaped graph and wasn't designed to handle spikes like this. I'm now predicting Morrus to win...but let's be honest, nobody knows anymore. Critters are crazy. (For those not in the know, the #CritterPush event was coordinated in the Kickstarter comment section by a handful of pledges who thought it would be hilarious if they broke their final stretch goal live during their regular broadcast. So they coordinated tens of thousands of donors over social media, asking everyone to increase their pledges by just $5 to accomplish that task. It worked better than they had hoped, because like I said: Critters are crazy.)
  • 02:15 AM - Elfcrusher mentioned Morrus in post New D&D Adventure Reveal On 17th May at 'The Descent'
    Why does that blindfolded angel thing seem so familiar? Is that a Magic the Gathering thing? It's Illidan Stormrage... Morrus I like imagining that the artist is pleased you noticed the reference.

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Friday, 12th July, 2019

  • 05:48 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    Dude. Please stop telling me I’m going to die. Will it make it better if we tell you that you'll take your nemesis with you when you go? "Goguenar Gorecannon's Seventh Unkillable Fact: Dying happens to everyone, even stars. Even the stuff between the stars. But if you believe in yourself and achieve your goals, you can die so hard that no one will ever forget you, and that’s almost as good as not dying at all. Well, it isn’t, really, it isn’t at all, and believing and achieving is just something sportscasters say, but what are you gonna do, not die? Try it. I’ll wait." -Space Opera, Catherynne Valente
  • 05:23 PM - lowkey13 quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    Dude. Please stop telling me I’m going to die. Okay! You will live forever! .... https://thumbs.gfycat.com/UnrealisticSneakyBuffalo-small.gif
  • 05:10 PM - lowkey13 quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    Is that a death threat? ;) Heh. Actually, it's pretty sound advice! (At least in America! Seriously, so many people think they will never die, and so many people fail to understand both how easy a simple will is, and how obnoxious the intestate laws can be.)
  • 04:11 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    It's pitched very much as a sequel rather than a reboot. There's time travel involved. The difference between sequel and reboot is negligible.
  • 02:39 PM - lowkey13 quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    It's pitched very much as a sequel rather than a reboot. Well, just pointing out that- 1. We had Terminator and T2. 2. Then we had the sequel, T3. How'd that go? 3. Then we had the Cameron-approved sequel, Salvation. How'd that go? 4. Then we had a reboot, that wasn't a reboot, Genisys. How's that go? 5. So now we have a sequel to ... T2. But it's not a reboot. Even though (obviously) they have to re-cast the roles of some of the actors in that film, and Arnold is 28 years older than T2 and 35 years older than Terminator. Sure, we can quibble about the difference between a reboot, and a sequel, and rebooting sequel, and whatever, but the basic point remains- if the target market is 40-50, the movie is doomed. Sorry. Luckily, that won't be the target demographic, because no studio would greenlight that. I mean, there was Cocoon, but that was some time ago. Clint Eastwood still makes some stuff, but they aren't for the blockbuster market like a Terminator movie would be. See what I ...
  • 01:49 PM - jasper quoted Morrus in post 40 Million People Have Played D&D [UPDATED!]
    UPDATE! WotC's PR agency has reached to note that Bloomberg's figure refers to the number of people who have played the game since 1974, not annually! So 40 million since 1974. So under a million per year. BOY WHAT A NICHE HOBBY.
  • 01:04 AM - Mistwell quoted Morrus in post 40 Million People Have Played D&D [UPDATED!]
    UPDATE! WotC's PR agency has reached to note that Bloomberg's figure refers to the number of people who have played the game since 1974, not annually! Woah. Now that number looks super weird.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019

  • 07:47 PM - DMMike quoted Morrus in post Why do you play games other than D&D?
    If I tell a muggle that I'm getting together with my "GURPS group" or my "DFRPG group," it usually requires a longer explanation Was really hoping that "muggle" was a portmanteau of "muppet" and "fraggle." Still, it's a good one to know. So why do you play games other than D&D? What is it that your game of choice does that makes it the best fit for the stories and genres you're playing with? First, playing a game other than D&D tells players "this is going to be different from D&D!" If you don't establish that well, someone is going to be pissed that he can't play his usual Dragonborn Paladin. With an ogre-slaying knife. Besides that, my house-rule list probably just got too long at some point. Why play by the old rules when you've changed all of them? I like a game that offers flexibility - role-playability - to the GM and the players. D&D is more black-and-white. Which is great if you have an aspiring thespian in your group. Being able to tell her "nope, you fail," might give t...
  • 05:34 PM - Elfcrusher quoted Morrus in post RPG Attack Site Closes As Author Outs Himself
    He's blocked me pre-emptively on Twitter for some reason. He had his account set to approved followers only, so it's not like I could ever see it, but I guess he's decided he doesn't want to see my tweets either. Never tweeted the guy or mentioned him! Wild guess, but I bet he had some rationalization for this other than that you might undermine the shaky ground on which his convictions stood.
  • 04:36 PM - Jacob Lewis quoted Morrus in post Why do you play games other than D&D?
    So why do you play games other than D&D? What is it that your game of choice does that makes it the best fit for the stories and genres you're playing with? Interesting choice of phrasing. It seems like the answer should be obvious: I play other games because they're not D&D. But, by the same token, I would also play D&D because it is D&D. And that itself is a testament to the greater significance and importance of D&D to the hobby in general. We're either playing D&D, or we're playing something else. Because you won't get many responses to "Why do you play games other than Call of Cthulhu?", or "Mutants & Masterminds", or "any other game besides D&D". As for me, I play a lot of different kinds of game these days. I have gravitated more towards board and card games that can be played in one session, or in a campaign-style progression over many sessions. Games like Star Wars: Imperial Assault provides a satisfying mix of tactical strategy, stimulating visuals, character building, and campaign...
  • 02:23 PM - jmucchiello quoted Morrus in post Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG
    That is a good point; I think I'll have to bite the bullet and give everybody Charge! for free. The knight will need something shiny to replace it. Or just have it happen on the melee phase so the opponent can attack too.
  • 12:52 PM - Aldarc quoted Morrus in post Why do you play games other than D&D?
    I was only asking about players. My question was prompted by that tweet, but it isn't the same question. The question I wanted to ask is the one I posted. :)My apologies then.
  • 05:37 AM - Dire Bare quoted Morrus in post RPG Attack Site Closes As Author Outs Himself
    The author outed himself with a screenshot which contained identifying information. That is hilarious. Live by the sword, die by the sword. I'd boycott the guy, but his stuff wasn't on my radar anyway.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

  • 11:58 PM - ParanoydStyle quoted Morrus in post Which kind of D&D content, created and published on Patreon, are you most likely to support?
    A large factor in my supporting a Patreon would be the behaviour of the person running it. I wholeheartedly agree, although how visible any creator's behavior (sorry lol American English spelling) is can vary wildly from one creator to another, based on their general level of prominence if nothing else.
  • 08:21 PM - doctorbadwolf quoted Morrus in post Why do you play games other than D&D?
    Inspired by a question somebody asked on Twitter. My response was that every system feels different and provides a different play experience. You can certainly make most any system do anything, but playing Call of Cthulhu with the Mutants & Masterminds rules is going to feel very different to CoC with the CoC rules. Every game has it's own niche and just needs to serve that niche well. In the last year I've run: D&D 5E, WOIN, Pathfinder 2E Playtest, Ghostbusters 1980s RPG, Call of Cthuhu. Some for longer than others (Ghostbusters was just a couple of sessions, and we only got halfway through the PF2 playtest because the playtest schedule was so fast). Each of those games feels very different. So why do you play games other than D&D? What is it that your game of choice does that makes it the best fit for the stories and genres you're playing with? I consdier DnD a generic game for playing most types of fantasy. I can play modern urban fantasy, star fantasy, classic dnd, romantic fantasy, ...
  • 05:19 PM - Aldarc quoted Morrus in post Why do you play games other than D&D?
    Inspired by a question somebody asked on Twitter. My response was that every system feels different and provides a different play experience. You can certainly make most any system do anything, but playing Call of Cthulhu with the Mutants & Masterminds rules is going to feel very different to CoC with the CoC rules. Every game has it's own niche and just needs to serve that niche well. In the last year I've run: D&D 5E, WOIN, Pathfinder 2E Playtest, Ghostbusters 1980s RPG, Call of Cthuhu. Some for longer than others (Ghostbusters was just a couple of sessions, and we only got halfway through the PF2 playtest because the playtest schedule was so fast). Each of those games feels very different. So why do you play games other than D&D? What is it that your game of choice does that makes it the best fit for the stories and genres you're playing with?It may help if you embed or supply the Tweet in context. I know that Tweet, if this is the one I think it is, has essentially gone viral am...
  • 01:58 PM - jmucchiello quoted Morrus in post Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG
    Maybe. I do want to keep this thing small though, so it won't be anything like the DMG or anything. I could see a page (with a big picture on the top half) of tips in a Judging section.
  • 01:53 PM - jmucchiello quoted Morrus in post Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG
    I've very deliberately left that abstract. You can move as far as the Judge lets you. I don't envisage people using minis with this or counting distances and speeds. All I said was it might be good to explicit about leaving it completely up to the Judge. OTOH, eventually there will be a Judging Simply6 section of the book, I suppose.
  • 01:01 AM - procrastonaut quoted Morrus in post Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG
    v1.3 includes new monsters, and new equipment. @procrastonaut there's now an adjustment to the level calc for monsters. Negative scores no longer count, as it is assumed a monster will do its best self for the few rounds it encounters the PCs, not its worst. Cool! looks like Werewolf should be Level 1/4 since Commoners are now level 1
  • 12:20 AM - procrastonaut quoted Morrus in post Simply6: A Fast, Light Universal RPG
    7 + 2 + 2 -1 -1 = 9.(To clarify, the negative numbers count too). QUOTE=Morrus;7631912]7 + 2 + 2 -1 -1 = 9. (To clarify, the negative numbers count too).[/QUOTE] With that in mind, by my reckoning the dragon on pg. 8 should be level 25 (1 special ability), the giant spider 5 (2 special abilities), and the vampire 9 (“instantly dies in sunlight” should count as a negative, I’d think). Speaking of the dragon, I’d suggest it’s special ability be renamed Breathe Fire, Fiery Breath, etc (instead of Breath Fire).


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ZEITGEIST #12: The Grinding Gears of Heaven (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the twelfth and penultimate adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!

The End Has Already Begun

Things are falling apart. An attempt by the Obscurati conspiracy to create a more perfect world was sabotaged, and the world is descending i...
142 0 2 Monday, 22nd February, 2016, 12:29 PM Monday, 22nd February, 2016, 12:30 PM
ZEITGEIST #11: Gorged on Ruins (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the eleventh adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!

The World is Falling Apart

After the stars fell and the sun vanished, a new world order arose, controlled by a group known as the Obscurati. Now four nations are poised to assault ...
93 0 2 Thursday, 22nd October, 2015, 12:08 AM Tuesday, 8th December, 2015, 06:07 PM
Excalibur Class XIV Battleship
The Excalibur class was something of an experiment, and not an entirely successful one. The technological limits at the time of construction meant that compromises had to be made both in terms of firepower and in terms of basic onboard facilities...
119 0 1 Tuesday, 20th October, 2015, 06:33 PM Monday, 26th October, 2015, 03:30 PM
Endeavour Class XI Cruiser
The Endeavour class cruiser is designed for long, multi-year missions. Primarily assigned as an exploration vessel, Endeavours can also be tasked to military service, and prove extremely capable when they do so. These ships are outfited with laborat...
102 0 1 Tuesday, 20th October, 2015, 06:29 PM Tuesday, 20th October, 2015, 06:29 PM
Talon Class VI Scout
The Talon class scout is a Spartan vessel. The scout designation is something of a misnomer - this ship is clearly conceived as an ambusher, and boasts a cloaking device along with a medium range missile attack.
116 0 1 Tuesday, 20th October, 2015, 03:18 PM Tuesday, 20th October, 2015, 03:18 PM
Seeker Class V Scout
The Seeker class is a long-range reconnaissance vessel. Scouts are often the first to investigate new planets, and the Seeker boasts a pair of MH-2 hyperdrives which give it a decent FTL speed and a range of over a hundred parsecs.
141 0 1 Tuesday, 20th October, 2015, 03:10 PM Tuesday, 20th October, 2015, 03:15 PM
Imperial I Class Star Destroyer
The Imperial I-class Star Destroyer, also known as the Imperial I-class Destroyer or the Imperator-class Star Destroyer, was an iconic class of warships designed by Lira Wessex and built by Kuat Drive Yards. The Imperial-class Star Destroyers, along ...
96 0 1 Friday, 16th October, 2015, 11:06 PM Tuesday, 20th October, 2015, 02:50 PM
Starship Record Sheet
This sheet is designed for use with the Starship Construction Manual.
132 0 1 Wednesday, 8th July, 2015, 09:18 AM Wednesday, 8th July, 2015, 09:18 AM
WOIN Character Sheets
Download a free PDF character sheet. Also attached is a form-fillable version, and a blank equipment sheet to record equipment, ammo, and replenishable points (MAGIC, PSIONICS, or CHI).
673 0 3 Tuesday, 7th July, 2015, 08:32 PM Tuesday, 7th July, 2015, 08:32 PM
N.E.W. Character Creation [June 2015]
This is the last playtest document for N.E.W. character creation, and is mainly being put out for last-minute issues. The book is in layout, although this section will be left till a bit later in the layout process. You'll notice a number of changes...
671 0 2 Thursday, 11th June, 2015, 06:30 PM Thursday, 11th June, 2015, 06:30 PM
ZEITGEIST #10: Godmind (Pathfinder & 4E)
Welcome to the tenth adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!

An Age of Reason. An Age of Darkness.

The Obscurati have won. Across the world, peoples' minds turn to rationality and industriousness - ideals of Nicodemus, the conspiracy's founde...
117 +1 2 Thursday, 28th May, 2015, 01:25 AM Thursday, 28th May, 2015, 01:25 AM
N.O.W. Character Creation Book [Feb 2015]
This book introduces character creation for N.O.W., the RPG of explosive contemporary action! New careers, martial arts, gadgets, and cybernetics join the four new heritages to help you create your ultimate 80s action star. This is a playtest docum...
540 0 1 Thursday, 26th February, 2015, 03:07 PM Thursday, 26th February, 2015, 03:07 PM
N.E.W. Character Creation Book [Feb 2015] [updated 23 Feb]
This 73-page playtest document details character creation in N.E.W., including species, careers, exploits, and equipment. Careers have undergone an extensive overhaul, and all the latest changes and updates have been applied, including to derived sta...
835 0 1 Monday, 23rd February, 2015, 04:37 PM Monday, 23rd February, 2015, 04:37 PM
Playtest Update Hotfix (Feb 15th)
We're very close to the final core expression of the rules. This 8-page playtest hotfix should be applied to all games (O.L.D., N.E.W., and N.O.W.) immediately. It contains the following changes to the core playtest documents:

Descriptor
Hobby...
251 +1 1 Sunday, 15th February, 2015, 05:33 PM Sunday, 15th February, 2015, 05:33 PM
What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. Starter Kit [updated]
This is the first draft of the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. starter kit. Now, bear in mind that this is a draft, and the final version will look veeeeery pretty, but it's a fully operation battlesta... I mean starter kit. It contains six pregenerated ...
893 0 1 Saturday, 14th February, 2015, 04:25 PM Saturday, 14th February, 2015, 04:25 PM
An Eclectic Ironic Iconic Collection: Official 18 What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. Pregenerated Characters
This PDF contains 18 iconic pregenerated characters which you may use with the What's O.LD. is N.E.W. starter kit. These are simplified versions of the iconic characters presented in the full rules, and may have slight differences or be missing eleme...
165 0 1 Saturday, 14th February, 2015, 12:32 PM Saturday, 14th February, 2015, 12:32 PM
O.L.D. Playtest Document: Book III - Monsters (January 2015)
This 60+ page bestiary includes a selection of monsters and templates, along with guidelines for creating your own monsters. You are very much encouraged to create and share monsters - the more monsters the better!

(The cover says Dec 2014 - I wrot...
484 0 1 Wednesday, 28th January, 2015, 03:06 PM Wednesday, 28th January, 2015, 03:06 PM
N.O.W. Playtest Draft (Jan 2015)
80s action, martial arts, and supercars! This is the first draft of the N.O.W. playtest. It's not as pretty as the other playtest documents - it's just the text, but we wanted to get it to you ASAP without spending a month on formatting! Enjoy, and ...
394 0 1 Sunday, 25th January, 2015, 08:19 PM Sunday, 25th January, 2015, 08:19 PM
What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. Playtest Update
This document contains a number of playtest updates based on playtester feedback which are important enough to get to playtesters now, but not lengthy enough to necessitate a whole new playtest document. This dodument overrides any other playtest do...
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ZEITGEIST #9: The Last Starry Sky (4E & Pathfinder versions)
A Mighty Hand Turns the Stars

The conspiracy known as the Obscurati prepares to assassinate the king of Risur and perform a grand ritual. Stars will fall from the heavens, and a new age will begin wherein all must obey. Only the party can avert this...
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