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News Digest: Previews for Pathfinder 2nd, Shadowrun 6th, Descent into Avernus, and a lot more! Saturday, 6th July, 2019 09:10 PM


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Sunday, 7th July, 2019

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

  • 02:31 PM - Shiv quoted jhilahd in post A Guide to RPG Freelance Rates: Part 2 (Layout, Illustration, and Cartography)
    Exactly, Morrus. Be responsible, be an adult. If you agree to a project finish it. If you agree to a pay rate, honor it. If you wanted more, you should negotiate. And if they don't meet it, then don't agree to take it on. Nothing more frustrating than a freelancer/contractor who is super hot to help and then abandon's the project. :( And remember, the RPG industry is small. Publishers remember who flaked out on projects. And they tell stories about those people. Drop the ball a time or three and it becomes very possible you'll have a hard time finding more work later. Your reputation follows you. That goes for publishers, too. Offer good pay. Pay what you owe, promptly. Communicate. Follow the contract you gave your freelancer. Writers/artists/layout people talk to each other, too.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

Tuesday, 28th August, 2018

  • 05:36 PM - MNblockhead quoted jhilahd in post RPG Crowdfunding News 110: Rise of the Demigods, Era: The Chosen, Imperial Jupiter, House of Keyes, L’gat’s Tome of Amazing Creatures 2, The Year of Cthulhu 2019 Calendar
    Yeah, I wasn't sold on Godsfall as a campaign setting. I like the story and ideas. But couldn't see myself using the setting. But this... has got my attention. I like Exalted and Godbound, but can't seem to convince my group to try those. This... might be the gateway dru... er setting to do that. So, I went all in for both hardcovers and the PDFs. I think it is cool that the PDFs will come with audio for every read-aloud text box. Not sure how well that will work in play --- I hate running games from PDF --- but it is innovative. If I can save the audio separately, and if I decide to ever run the game, I could put the audio in RealmWorks, which could be cool. Mostly, however, I just want to read and browse the books. Looks like they will be beautiful.

Monday, 20th August, 2018

  • 09:57 AM - Jhaelen quoted jhilahd in post Tink-Tink-Boom vs. the Death Spiral: The Damage Mechanic in RPGs
    Yeah, I like both systems for each of their merits and their horrible effects on game play. :D Hit Points are something I have to remind players, who sudden start pulling back after taking 90% damage, that they are just as effective with 1 hp than if they were at full. Be a hero. And Wounds(ala Savage Worlds/L5R/7th sea) or aka death spiral is great because the effects are felt as you are injured. Players in those games, for the most part, realize that combat isn't always worth it. And that a simple encounter may kill you. And that the death spiral is sucky too. It cripples your game play, but adds a certain amount verisimilitude to the game. (I think I spelled that correctly...)That's pretty much my take, as well. I love the D&D HP system because it allows me to play epic tactical battles (especially in 4e). But I also greatly enjoy the more realistic and thus 'gritty' systems in Ars Magica and Runequest. They result in a totally different gameplay experience. Combat actually become...

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018

  • 12:26 AM - Superchunk77 quoted jhilahd in post Exploring the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron
    I think this is a great step forward. Am I happy with the $20 cost of the pdf, meh sorta-kinda to not really. But I think it's no different than FFG and their Star Wars Beta or Pathfinder with theirs. Look at the bright side, we have Eberron in 5e. But it is different, at least from PF2. The PF2 playtest PDF is 100% free, about 3 times as large AND it includes a bunch of adventures, also free. But yet people here still got all upset that they were charging money for a printed copy of it. I think I'll save my money and grab those PF2 freebies, since they come out tomorrow :)

Tuesday, 24th October, 2017

  • 10:28 PM - FitzTheRuke quoted jhilahd in post Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated
    Me too. The biggest issue I had was storage, and then once I did have a scene planned/set, how to place it on the table without it scattering to the four corners... sigh. It always struck me that you need some of that blue-sticky-stuff whassicalled "Fun-Tak". You buld the thing and stick everything down.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017

  • 12:59 AM - Michael O'Brien quoted jhilahd in post Free RPG Day: Starfinder Preview, TORG Quickstart, New Runequest And Women In Magic
    This is fantastic! I live the Dallas/Ft Worth area and the stores in my area didn't participate. So we didn't get a chance at any of these lovelies. Thank you for doing this, I wished more companies would. I use little nuggets like these to get friends in the hobby or at the least get them interested. Great, great idea. Thanks again! BTW, if you're after our Free RPG Day offering from last year - Sandy Petersen's Call of Cthulhu scenario The Derelict - it's available as a free download from The Cult of Chaos, our OP and gamemaster program. And the print version can be ordered from Lulu at a nominal cost. 85408

Monday, 11th January, 2016

  • 06:12 PM - mrm1138 quoted jhilahd in post D&D's Lead Increases; Stars Without Number Surges In Latest Orr Group Report
    AC works as a modifier either plus or minus on your die roll. It uses OSR descending AC. You need a 20 to hit someone or some... thing. I was about to ask if it gave an ascending AC variant the way White Star does, but looking at the free rules, I see that it would throw the combat system out of whack. 1d20 + target's AC + combat skill + attribute modifier + attack bonus seems a bit more complicated than it needs to be. Not that I wouldn't try it, but that seems like the sort of thing that might be distracting.

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