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    Been down all day for me as well. Their twitter...

    Been down all day for me as well. Their twitter feed hasn't been updated in over a year and their facebook page isn't much more current. Hoping that it's not a super long (or permanent) outage.
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    Swarm of Death Scarabs

    Hey Guys--looking for feedback on this first draft of a conversion of this swarm, originally found in the 3.5 splatbook Sandstorm

    Pardon the partially-removed XML, I had worked up the conversion...
  3. Huge thanks as always to our hosts, Games Plus,...

    Huge thanks as always to our hosts, Games Plus, as well as our illustrious organizer, buzz! Extra special thanks to buzz for providing a prize to my table: a shiny new copy of the Feng Shui 2 core...
  4. Woot!

    Woot!
  5. I suck--this should have been done ages ago. Here...

    I suck--this should have been done ages ago. Here ya go, buzz:

    Title: Shadow of the Future of the Apes!
    Game System: Feng Shui 2 (note, this is the sample adventure in the core rulebook)
    Content...
  6. Let's try this again since I missed half of last...

    Let's try this again since I missed half of last gameday! Feng Shui 2. Morning Slot. 6 players. Good chance I'll be running the sample adventure in the rulebook with a few twists here and there...
  7. Unfortunately, I've just been informed by my wife...

    Unfortunately, I've just been informed by my wife of a conflict in the evening when I had agreed to run a slot. I *may* be able to make it in the morning, but unfortunately I'm gonna have to bow out...
  8. Lock me in for Feng Shui 2. I don't yet have a...

    Lock me in for Feng Shui 2. I don't yet have a blurb but I'll work on that!
  9. I'd be interested in playing any of these systems...

    I'd be interested in playing any of these systems to try them out. In general, games with a bit lighter rule sets seem to go over better at game days in my experience. (Unless you're running...
  10. Let me snag an afternoon slot. Not sure what I'm...

    Let me snag an afternoon slot. Not sure what I'm running quite yet.

    I'm mulling over a few options:
    -Feng Shui 2
    -Numenera
    -TimeWatch
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    Pardon the thread necromancy, but I've been...

    Pardon the thread necromancy, but I've been looking for something like the documents you created and linked right there for months, and now I finally found some more current guidelines to base my...
  12. Shattered Circle is great, though I'm not sure...

    Shattered Circle is great, though I'm not sure I'd use it as an intro for younger players necessarily. It's mostly dungeon crawl, whereas B2 or Phandelver sort of allow for a wider variety of stuff...
  13. Yet another vote for B2--it's how I got my start....

    Yet another vote for B2--it's how I got my start. The 5e Starter set is phenomenal as well.
  14. This is exactly the kind of simple I was looking...

    This is exactly the kind of simple I was looking for--annoyed I missed this during my flip through the books. Thank you!

    And thanks to everyone for the consideration and replies!
  15. Attacking a Creature Engulfing A PC (or in a Grapple, I suppose)

    Howdy folks!

    I've flipped through the core books a few times in search of an answer, but can't seem to find any guidance, so I'm wondering how everyone else is ruling it at the table.

    Take a...
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    5 out of 5 rating for Deluxe Dungeon Master's Screen

    As others have mentioned, a solid, well-built cardboard affair with very nice artwork both outside as well as inside--which I find to be a nice touch. While several have griped about the inclusion of...
  17. Aha! That seems to make a bit more sense. We'll...

    Aha! That seems to make a bit more sense. We'll find out tomorrow for certain!
  18. The set-up for a fight is definitely key. My BBEG...

    The set-up for a fight is definitely key. My BBEG fight was in a big wide open room / evil temple and there was way too much room to maneuver.
  19. Re number 2: I was taking the group size into...

    Re number 2: I was taking the group size into consideration with the math. (The asmor link does this automatically I think, and I found a spreadsheet that does similar xp calculations automatically)...
  20. How Deadly is a "deadly" encounter, on average?

    I'm whipping up some encounters for my next session (so my players stay out!), and while I realize we've got some guidelines from the basic DM rules (and the very cool asmor online generator others...
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    I've had mixed results with skill challenges--I...

    I've had mixed results with skill challenges--I love them on paper for certain things--but in practice, I find they fall pretty flat with most of my game groups. It's entirely possible that I'm just...
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    Managing 5e Monsters

    Scrivener is awesome!!! Great program, though I don't use at the game table. Since the monster manual isn't out yet, and all we have are PDFs, I've been just using those or typing up a stat block and...
  23. TracerBullet42 replaced everyone's events with...

    TracerBullet42 replaced everyone's events with Synnibar and otherwise ruled gameday with the iron fist of a tyrant. Be careful who you deputize next time, buzz... ;)

    I think we had yet another...
  24. Hey gameday, running late but I'll still be there...

    Hey gameday, running late but I'll still be there for both games!
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    I converted my twice-monthly 4e game over to 5e...

    I converted my twice-monthly 4e game over to 5e as soon as the PHB came out. I was getting tired of the very lengthy combats. Homebrew setting. Looking forward to MM for more examples of monsters on...
  26. I saw that on Piratecat's twitter feed and will...

    I saw that on Piratecat's twitter feed and will probably buy it sight unseen. Love FS.
  27. I found inspiration for some kung fu action and...

    I found inspiration for some kung fu action and will be running a slightly modified Feng Shui scenario I found online called Heart of Darkness. (I'm re-naming it for my own nefarious purposes...
  28. I should clarify: I need to run my event in...

    I should clarify: I need to run my event in whatever slot will allow me to play in Ghostbusters. ;)
  29. Hey buzz, I’ll take a morning slot for now. ...

    Hey buzz,

    I’ll take a morning slot for now. Undecided on what I’m running, but Numenéra or Feng Shui are front-runners.
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    Yes, still only for windows-I have a windows...

    Yes, still only for windows-I have a windows partition just for games and campaign cartographer.
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    Alright, sure! Disclaimer: I've made a...

    Alright, sure!

    Disclaimer: I've made a similar post before, so cribbing from that old post heavily, and I'm sharing some screenshots that I took several years ago. Curio has seen two or three...
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    I've never found a truly RPG-centric electronic...

    I've never found a truly RPG-centric electronic aid, but use very happily several programs at the table.

    Full disclosure: I'm a Mac guy.

    1. Curio by Zengobi software. A "binder" for everything...
  33. Great discussion and ideas! :) I'm no language...

    Great discussion and ideas! :)

    I'm no language expert and none of my players are, so I'm sure your credentials (fake or real as they may be LOL) will suit my needs just fine.

    Many thanks, and...
  34. I like those pseudo-scientific names. I might run...

    I like those pseudo-scientific names. I might run with those a bit since there's at least one research/detail oriented character, and several scholarly NPCs that might have information on the things....
  35. Aha! So I wasn't making things up then. Good! ...

    Aha! So I wasn't making things up then. Good!

    Thanks so much for the thorough reply. I like the suggestions. Madness wisp seems to fit well with how I've been describing them in game.

    Feel free...
  36. Help me rename 4e's "fell taints"

    Howdy folks!

    While I've tagged this as 4e, since the creatures made their debut in an issue of Dragon and have 4e stats, the thread is pretty universal in scope.

    One of the big enemies of my...
  37. Thanks to all my players for putting up with my...

    Thanks to all my players for putting up with my very poor knowledge of the Numenera system, and helping me kick its tires. I think I'm a fan of both the setting and the rules system, and I learned...
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    Truth be told there are a few more events that...

    Truth be told there are a few more events that are really piquing my interest at the moment, (not that there's a lack of awesome in the 2nd slot, mind you), but especially the potential to break one...
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    Pffft. I only give friends a dollar when a random...

    Pffft. I only give friends a dollar when a random number table tells me to do so.
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    Well if TB wants it to happen... ;) buzz,...

    Well if TB wants it to happen... ;)

    buzz, unless you have strenuous objections, please do move my event to the afternoon.
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    I'd be happy to move my even to the afternoon if...

    I'd be happy to move my even to the afternoon if that would work better for folks.
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    Chicago Gameday 37 Event Planning

    Ack! Please fix my grammatical error-- "rumors... are" not "rumors...is." (On mobile and in a rush right now or I'd just fix the dang post)
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    Time: Morning Game System: Numenéra Title: The...

    Time: Morning
    Game System: Numenéra
    Title: The Beale of Boregal
    Number of Players: 6 pre-generated characters
    Image: use either the cover of the Numenéra book or something equally...
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    Chicago Gameday 37 Event Planning

    Hey buzz!

    I'll take a morning slot for now, and I'm planning to run Numenera for up to 6 folks. I'll work up a description and post it here later, but I'll likely be running one of the sample...
  45. Chicago Gameday 36 is October 19th: SIGN UP TO PLAY!

    Sign me up for pbartenders Star Wars game, and your afternoon game buzz. Alternate for the afternoon is dread.

    And since I won't be doing last minute prep, I should actually show for breakfast.
  46. Holy cow, there's so much I want to play! If...

    Holy cow, there's so much I want to play!

    If there's dire need, I'll run a game, but for now I think I'm just going to work on cloning myself to be able to enjoy multiple games at once.
  47. Chicago Gameday 35 is July 13th: SIGN UP TO PLAY

    Amazing time as usual. Huge thanks to our hosts at Games Plus.

    Thanks so much to my morning Feng Shui game--my rules prep was embarrassing, and you rock for putting up with it.

    Buzz, that game...
  48. Chicago Gameday 35 is July 13th: SIGN UP TO PLAY

    Nah, don't beat yourself up. You'd probably be my choice morning event if we weren't running in the same slot.
  49. Chicago Gameday 35 is July 13th: SIGN UP TO PLAY

    Well fine. One of the mooks or an innocent bystander that gets eaten by Southpaw is going to look like *you* now. I hope you're happy ;)
  50. Sign me up for breakfast and your afternoon game,...

    Sign me up for breakfast and your afternoon game, buzz.

    If your game filled up, then my alternate is the afternoon savage worlds.
  51. I couldn't decide what I wanted to do, but I...

    I couldn't decide what I wanted to do, but I think I've finally got it all set:

    Time: Morning

    Game System: Feng Shui

    Title: Seventh Inning Smackdown

    Image: Surprise me
  52. Chicago Gameday 35 EVENT PLANNING (G35 is on July 13th)

    Morning slot, no table preference.

    I'm not sure what ill run yet. Likely candidates are another D&D Next fueled romp through a classic module and Feng Shui.
  53. Another one for the books. Thanks as always to...

    Another one for the books. Thanks as always to our gracious and generous hosts at Games Plus!

    Huge thanks to my morning group for putting up with my handwritten character sheets, sketchy rules...
  54. Chicago Gameday 34 is March 23rd: SIGN UP TO PLAY!

    Buzz, if I had one cancellation go ahead and call it a full game. One of my players got in touch with me and I had already decided to let him bring his better half along with him. So with Katie,...
  55. Buzz, if you could tweak my event description...

    Buzz, if you could tweak my event description slightly, I'd be much obliged.

    Since I've got a full house, and am possibly accommodating an extra guest, also, I'm going to say that if you want to...
  56. Chicago Gameday 34 is March 23rd: SIGN UP TO PLAY!

    Breakfast and Mark's AD&D game, please.
  57. Chicago Gameday 34 is 3/23: Event Planning Thread

    Da.
  58. Time: Morning Game System: D&D Next Event...

    Time:
    Morning

    Game System:
    D&D Next

    Event Title:
    D&D Next vs. I6: Ravenloft

    An image:
  59. Let's nail down my event. I'll get a full...

    Let's nail down my event. I'll get a full description to you by the deadline, but for now...

    D&D Next vs. I6: Ravenloft
  60. Chicago Gameday 34 is 3/23: Event Planning Thread

    Lemme go ahead and reserve a table in the morning.

    TBA for now, but I'm pondering:

    - a D&D Next adaptation of something classic.
    - Feng Shui
    - d20 Call of Cthulhu (I'm not sure what it says...
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    Step 1. Relax. Step 2. Enjoy the ride. :)...

    Step 1. Relax.

    Step 2. Enjoy the ride.

    :)

    DMing is a fantastically rewarding and very challenging job, but it's something you're doing for fun--always, always remember that. Pick up one...
  62. Help with Ardent/Bard issues in CB

    Howdy ENWorlders!

    I've been putzing around with character builder's most recent update and seem to have run into a bug, or haven't done something right.

    I've built a 7th level hybrid...
  63. While I love DDI, as it's a fantastic tool...

    While I love DDI, as it's a fantastic tool (hellooooo monster stat blocks), I'd never dream of making it compulsory for everyone, so long as they had a good knowledge of what they were doing with...
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    While I'm flattered by the mention, Mark, I'm by...

    While I'm flattered by the mention, Mark, I'm by no means an expert on anything!

    If you're really looking for a career change and don't think that your major will be able to help you, it might be...
  65. I'll sadly be out of town for this one, folks. ...

    I'll sadly be out of town for this one, folks. Kill some characters for me, GMs! :devil:
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    I think the thing that FLGSs (and any brick and...

    I think the thing that FLGSs (and any brick and mortar bookstore really) need to provide, more than anything else, in this age of internet purchasing, is a social experience connected to the hobby...
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    I'll add a second (or third, fourth, etc.... this...

    I'll add a second (or third, fourth, etc.... this thread got caught me in a tl;dr mood ;) ) for the Rules Compendium. Best book I'd picked up in a long time, and it got a lot of use at the table...
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    If you google search for 4e dinosaur or behemoth...

    If you google search for 4e dinosaur or behemoth stats you can find some workable ones. I was particularly fond of the velociraptor swarm I used for a gameday. I think it came from here:

    [4e]...
  69. GARGH! How did I miss such amazing replies! I...

    GARGH! How did I miss such amazing replies! I think my subscribe button failed. Next time, I just keep this on my daily rotation of web surfing. Thank you all for such amazing help.

    I finally...
  70. I'll throw my hat in the ring as I'm currently...

    I'll throw my hat in the ring as I'm currently running a campaign after a long absence from the regular DM seat.

    In the past, I spent way too long prepping for adventures. I'd actually write...
  71. I've got another challenge coming up, probably...

    I've got another challenge coming up, probably this week.

    My players, please avoid reading this thread for a bit. I'll put my in-development challenge in a spoiler block to help keep it...
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    This is absolutely suburb advice I wish I'd had...

    This is absolutely suburb advice I wish I'd had at my disposal a few weeks ago when planning a 19th level one-shot for a gameday. This may have shortened the initial combat by a significant amount!...
  73. You do recall correctly, and it's a good place to...

    You do recall correctly, and it's a good place to check for ideas. :)

    If the emperor is vain, as others have said, his face needs to be EVERYWHERE. Looking at you from portraits in homes, carved...
  74. Another one for the books! Thanks as always to...

    Another one for the books!

    Thanks as always to our gracious hosts at Games Plus.

    Thanks to Mark for running an ENORMOUS minis game that was a delightful mix of siege warfare and player on...
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    In my recent campaign that I've been DMing, I...

    In my recent campaign that I've been DMing, I think I've finally figured out how to bring a good collection of stuff without being fantastically over-burdened.

    My man-purse is a Waterfield Designs...
  76. I'll gladly steal the private room from you. Er....

    I'll gladly steal the private room from you. Er. I mean, negotiate it away from you....yes...exactly.
  77. One last bump prior to the game tomorrow evening....

    One last bump prior to the game tomorrow evening. If you've got anything cool or noteworthy to add and haven't seen it here, please chime in!

    I'll try to remember and post my thoughts on this...
  78. Skill challenges are wonderful in their...

    Skill challenges are wonderful in their versatility. Piratecat writes some amazing ones--check his out for inspiration.
    ...
  79. If any of my players would like to switch...

    If any of my players would like to switch characters, and take over the role of Ombert, the fighter, you're more than welcome to.

    First one to post in the thread gets first dibs!
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    I love the DMG2. By far the best 4e book put out...

    I love the DMG2. By far the best 4e book put out so far.

    I'm gonna go so far as to say that even if you HATE 4e, you should go to a local book store and read the first chapter of DMing tips and...
  81. The 3.5 D&D screen that came out with the 3.5...

    The 3.5 D&D screen that came out with the 3.5 books (and was bundled with a d20 modern screen) is landscape format. It's a very servicable screen as far as tables go, but it's standard very flimsy...
  82. Dr, I tried to model a bit of a choice in the...

    Dr,

    I tried to model a bit of a choice in the matter by allowing for the secondary skills, but at a hard DC when still building trust/maintaining cover, and making the DCs easier as the successes...
  83. Definitely planned on running them at the same...

    Definitely planned on running them at the same time.

    Here's my revised challenge for Jacobius:
    Skill Challenge Thoughts

    Jacobius makes a 4/3 challenge to build up trust. Maybe 6/3?

    Primary:...
  84. Thanks for the quick reply! FWIW, "Mark" is...

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    FWIW, "Mark" is the fake name he gave the PCs at first (though he neglected to give Grim a fake name when introducing themselves, much to Grim's chagrin). I was too...
  85. Help me Tweak a Chase Skill Challenge (my players stay out!)

    Hey ENWorlders,

    I’ve been mulling over a skill challenge for my group the past few days and I’m not entirely sure how I want to run it. Your help and input is greatly appreciated.

    If you play...
  86. I'd pay money just to have a backup copy of my...

    I'd pay money just to have a backup copy of my print edition. (I mean, it is a collectors item since you signed it when I ran it at a gameday--gotta shelve that puppy!)

    Congratulations on writing...
  87. It was definitely 1:45 a.m. when I wrote that, so...

    It was definitely 1:45 a.m. when I wrote that, so cut me some slack, or we'll send my table full of troublemakers over to bother your nice game. ;)
  88. Fun is ALWAYS mandatory at Gamedays, Keel. ...

    Fun is ALWAYS mandatory at Gamedays, Keel. Should we be suspicious of you? :hmm:
  89. Hey remember that time when I fell asleep in my...

    Hey remember that time when I fell asleep in my computer chair and woke up at 1:45? Oh wait, that's right now.

    Welcome players, new and old alike to my 4e game.

    buzz, please indicate...
  90. Buzz, please figure out how to clone me and add...

    Buzz, please figure out how to clone me and add my clones to every game. So much I'd love to play.

    That said, I've got little to actually sign up for other than breakfast, so make that happen,...
  91. I can say from recent experience that the more...

    I can say from recent experience that the more you run, the better you get. I'm really getting a kick out of being in the DM's chair again.

    Also, not to derail the thread, but seriously? You...
  92. It's a good philosophy, and one that I've pretty...

    It's a good philosophy, and one that I've pretty much tried to follow for everything I've ever GMed. Get an idea in your head of what you want to run, think of what'll be cool, and look for rules to...
  93. Sign me up for an afternoon table, buzz. ...

    Sign me up for an afternoon table, buzz.

    System: I'll either be running 4e with my regular band of heroes (though this may be a flashback even with slightly lower level characters) or Pathfinder...
  94. What do you think the best way to present this...

    What do you think the best way to present this challenge would be?

    I know PC has said that he's rather fond of giving out skill challenges explicitly (even to the point of giving players a handout...
  95. I just bought a copy--I had been waiting for it...

    I just bought a copy--I had been waiting for it to come out on PDF and forgot about it until I saw this thread. I loved the idea of it, but bringing a 400 page book to more than a few game sessions...
  96. Yet another upvote for OSM--fantastic adventure...

    Yet another upvote for OSM--fantastic adventure that made my first public DMing experience an easy easy success. (And I got to have the author autograph it, as he was at our Chicago gameday!)

    I'm...
  97. Any word on version 2.0?

    Any word on version 2.0?
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    GAH. ENWorld ate a novel of a post. It and...

    GAH. ENWorld ate a novel of a post. It and Firefox are on my list for the evening. :rant:

    For the Mac user who keeps on hearing about how awesome OneNote is (or one who knows first hand from work...
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    You, sir, do impressive work! I sent you an...

    You, sir, do impressive work!

    I sent you an email to the address you have in your profile, but not sure if that's one that you check. Let me know if it isn't!
  100. yet another fantastic gameday! Thanks to all...

    yet another fantastic gameday! Thanks to all involved!

    Buzz, your efforts organizing this whole thing are tremendously appreciated, and you ran a mean game of D*M in the morning. Thanks for a...
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