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    The King of Dungeons

    The King of Dungeons is my new fantasy RPG that puts the role of the adventuring party front and centre. It went to Kickstarter today and funded in 13 minutes. As I type its at 500% of its goal.
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    Smart Party Podcast

    Howdy. Its taken us nearly 70 episodes but we finally got round to our D&D 5e episode.

    If you wanna hear a Brit take on the old warhorse, point yourself here and enjoy
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    Recontriving The Ring

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    Honestly, sometimes my game design looks like it's not really design at all. It's more a remix of classic ingredients; an RPG compilation album of greatest hits. On a mechanical level, you...
  4. Everyone Else is Doing It: Getting Past Yourself And On The Road To Being A Designer

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=83521&stc=1

    Being a gamer used to be so simple. Designers designed. Publishers published. Stores stocked and we played. With the advent of...
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    Hmmm. Works for me... Sorry! Try here:...

    Hmmm. Works for me... Sorry! Try here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/5880/Grand-Scheme-Publishing
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    Grand Scheme Publishing

    Hi,

    I've just started putting some of my work up on DriveThru. I've been published under other guises in the past, but this is my own thing. Early days yet, but I'd be grateful if you could drop...
  7. Thanks for highlighting my review. Glad you think...

    Thanks for highlighting my review. Glad you think it's balanced. I've done the first seven parts of the mod now. Just the last one to go. Summary? It gets better, but the editor was still asleep on...
  8. Examples Of Minimum Quality For Published Adventures

    Sorry, it was truncated in the original post...

    http://rpgtreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/knee-deep.pdf

    Try this!
  9. Examples Of Minimum Quality For Published Adventures

    I almost exclusively run published adventures. For years I've thought about doing my own, but I always want to write them out in full, with maps, art etc. I get all itchy palmed about the idea of...
  10. Thread: DCC RPG

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    DCC RPG

    I love this game. Been playing it over Hangouts recently and getting great responses.

    The clever bit about the level 0 pcs is that the funnel system replaces the building game in other d20 games....
  11. I wrote a supplement for 13th Age. What do you think?

    I like adventures. I couldn't find many that suited my personal style, so, inspired by 13th Age, I wrote one. It's called "Up to Our Necks in the Knee Deep".

    It's an adventure supplement for 13th...
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    I really like Souls for Smugglers Shiv, the first...

    I really like Souls for Smugglers Shiv, the first installment of the Serpents Skull AP. it's self contained and a little jewel of a sandbox. Cross Lost with Isle of Dread and you're about right. I...
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    Our group is in exactly the same position: we've...

    Our group is in exactly the same position: we've called ourselves The Last Veterans.
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    Try checking this book out. Amazon.com: An...

    Try checking this book out.

    Amazon.com: An Adventurer's Guide to Eberron (D&D Retrospective) (9780786948550): Logan Bonner, Chris Sims: Books

    It was way overpriced on release but you can pick...
  15. I'm happy with the current support for settings....

    I'm happy with the current support for settings. I appreciate that those settings become mine as soon as I start generating content from the massive lego box they've provided me with. Yes, that means...
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    If it helps, I regularly review 4e stuff (and...

    If it helps, I regularly review 4e stuff (and other systems on occasion) over at my blog (linked in sig). There's a preference for adventures in there.

    As yet I've not gotten into 3pp much, but...
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    Merry Xmas all. In other news, I got the new...

    Merry Xmas all.

    In other news, I got the new big Warhammer box this morning, squeeeee!
  18. I'm sure the 3.5 MM had a brief 'this is what you...

    I'm sure the 3.5 MM had a brief 'this is what you see' para at the start of each entry, no?
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    Tough question. Its akin to asking for the...

    Tough question. Its akin to asking for the defining Beatles album. You have to take into account the edition changes, as they are very different games.

    With that in mind. Basic D&D, Rahasia. 1e,...
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    Like many I've come up with my own Appendix N for...

    Like many I've come up with my own Appendix N for my blog. I hadn't looked at it for a while until this thread. As a result I've added The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. It's a perfect blend of...
  21. This thread contains a poll. Its just right, but only just! I love the fact...

    Its just right, but only just!
    I love the fact that the combat section in the PHB is co concise. I love the stripped down mods for range, prone, advantage etc. Awesome.

    Then there's the powers....
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    Just wanted to thank you. Your post has helped me...

    Just wanted to thank you. Your post has helped me cement something in my mind that has been bothering me for DECADES.
    Well said mate.
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    Rahasia. Its an absolute gem.

    Rahasia. Its an absolute gem.
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    Just off the top of my head I can think of 20...

    Just off the top of my head I can think of 20 systems and a lot more settings than that! Seriously, you're going to have to narrow your search terms a bit.

    I'll still have a stab at answering...
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    I've had a fair amount of success running...

    I've had a fair amount of success running oneshots at varuous Cons. In fact my gaming group has a blog entirely devoted to oneshot gaming of all types. The Smart Party.

    For a step by step guide...
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    Charles, I think we've echoed each other on this...

    Charles, I think we've echoed each other on this point before?
    You're absolutely spot on. This last year I've introduced 4 brand newbies to roleplaying. I started with Trail of Cthulhu thinking the...
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    My blog has garnered many plaudits (round my...

    My blog has garnered many plaudits (round my house). Its a damn good read, and the author is a handsome devil too.

    Treehouse:

    You need it in your life.
  28. I converted Whispers of the Vampires Blade, and...

    I converted Whispers of the Vampires Blade, and talked through the process on my blog.

    Since then I've been eyeing up the others. There's a lot of potential but in the end I have to say that it...
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    I've been busy updating the reviews both on my...

    I've been busy updating the reviews both on my blog and over at RPGnet. The Temple Between is in the chamber at time of writing.
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    Encounter writers block

    I'm prepping a couple of one shots for a con that's just round the corner (time-wise) and I've drawn a blank. I usually have no problems at all, and I'm not short on inspiration, I just can't seem to...
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    Still in the Pyramid of Shadows here (took a 3...

    Still in the Pyramid of Shadows here (took a 3 month diversion over in Forgotten Realms). I think lots of groups started with H1 on release and to be fair it seems like people tend to level every...
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    I'm the author of that thread, which is also on...

    I'm the author of that thread, which is also on my blog.

    Yeah, the updates are probably a little slow, sorry about that. I do tend to do them in batches though, so after any dry patch there's...
  33. That someone was me. I'm really glad Mike came by...

    That someone was me. I'm really glad Mike came by to contribute. A brave decision in some ways.

    I think I'll try the same thread here and see who bites.
  34. For me its all about utility. I can't play enough...

    For me its all about utility. I can't play enough to keep up with my purchases. I think I'm a good customer of WotC, I buy everything in print, I have a full sub to DDI and I grab all the minis and...
  35. I think you'll enjoy the two listed in my...

    I think you'll enjoy the two listed in my signature. Let me know.
    Cheers,
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    Has it really been 30 years?

    So today is my 41st birthday, which means I've now been roleplaying for 30 years exactly.
    I was lucky enough to get some money in a birthday card so I'm heading off to Leisure Games to buy the new...
  37. My solution (and it's pure theory at the moment)...

    My solution (and it's pure theory at the moment) is to do as you say and halve monster hp, but in a different way.

    When they get to Bloodied, they become a minion.

    Requires zero book...
  38. Thread: Fey vs Shadow

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    My fave bit of the DMG? 'A DMs job is not to be...

    My fave bit of the DMG? 'A DMs job is not to be original, its to entertain.'
  39. Thread: Fey vs Shadow

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    In my game, they aren't seperate planes exactly,...

    In my game, they aren't seperate planes exactly, they are geographically part of the world.
    Its all about territory really.
    However, your question is one that I want to answer in game, probably...
  40. Thread: Fey vs Shadow

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    Cool. Good to see there's no obvious answer to...

    Cool. Good to see there's no obvious answer to the question. Looks like the PCs will be the catalysts, and that's exactly what I wanted...
  41. Thread: Fey vs Shadow

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    Fey vs Shadow

    I'm planning out a new campaign. In essence it comes down to this: The Feywild and the Shadowfell go to war.

    I'm going to take 30 levels to get to the end of this story, but you don't have to....
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    I'd love to hear a little bit more about that...

    I'd love to hear a little bit more about that disconnect. I'm reviewing the whole of Scales of War over at my 'blog , so rather than sidetrack this thread, please feel free to drop by and comment.
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    Who is Brandon Daggerhart?

    And why does he get thanks in nearly every WotC 4e credits page?
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    Something that has all the tiles and minis in the box, three poster maps too. I'd like to see the adventure make use of rituals, artifacts and minions. Not fussed about the tier. If we have to...
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    I wish. I've got one of each set and I still...

    I wish. I've got one of each set and I still can't make the maps I need to...
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    Is it just me or is the picture they've used......

    Is it just me or is the picture they've used... Kang the Conqueror?
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    Have you looked at H2? It's wide open! You...

    Have you looked at H2? It's wide open! You basically have a city-state to play in, of which 3 parts are fully mapped out. what else could you need?

    If you want somewhere to rest, then clear out...
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    Took quite a few outraged posts before we got to...

    Took quite a few outraged posts before we got to anyone who'd actually read it... :)

    I have read it, and although I enjoyed it immensely, I did get the feeling that the author rather regrets his...
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    Do dry or wet erase markers work with them?

    Do dry or wet erase markers work with them?
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    When I started out with 4e I really wanted a...

    When I started out with 4e I really wanted a little help with monster descriptions. I never upgraded my MM form 3 to 3.5 but often wished I had because of the neat 'what the characters see' fluff. To...
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    This argument has been going on for the entirety...

    This argument has been going on for the entirety of D&Ds lifetime and the answer is always the same: the magic happens at your table, not in the books.

    However, there is mechanical support for...
  52. Thread: layoffs?

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    Can anyone tell me what products have had...

    Can anyone tell me what products have had Johnathan Tweet's design credits on them in the last couple of years? Genuinely curious, and slightly out of the loop.
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