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  1. Simple simple: rolling 2d6 for skill checks or...

    Simple simple: rolling 2d6 for skill checks or fights (adding the result to characteristics and the like).
    The simplest dice and a very articulated and "realistic" outcome. Realistic in the sense...
  2. Last couple of days! Make the most of them!

    Last couple of days! Make the most of them!
  3. Advanced Fighting Fantasy in the Bundle of Holding!

    The Bundle of Holding is selling the electronic versions of:
    Advanced Fighting Fantasy bundle: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/2019AFF
    More Fighting Fantasy Bundle:...
  4.   Blackmoor Living World!

    This campaign is still going strong, with 12 adventures already completed, 4 ongoing and many players involved.
    If you want to be part of this story and you want an introductory adventure (to the...
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    I have to say that, in some peculiar way,...

    I have to say that, in some peculiar way, Ravenloft changed the way many people play, putting more complex or dramatic background stories and general narrative (with a kind of "literary twist") at...
  6. Overall it looks like a nice 5-room dungeon to...

    Overall it looks like a nice 5-room dungeon to me! I'm sure the kids will have lots of fun!

    If you want to keep the boss fight, I'd add some trick and make it easy if you spot the trick. For...
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    Of course I can give you just my point of view: I...

    Of course I can give you just my point of view: I don't have the time for playing as much as I had when I was younger, so I want to make the most of each opportunity. This means that having to pass a...
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    A new adventure, The Egg of Hawk, has been...

    A new adventure, The Egg of Hawk, has been uploaded: http://www.chimerae.it/download/CHBLWN2en.zip
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    A new adventure, The Tomb of Ajax, has been...

    A new adventure, The Tomb of Ajax, has been uploaded: http://www.chimerae.it/download/CHBLWP3en.zip
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    Great news!

    Great news!
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    New Blackmoor Living World adventure released:...

    New Blackmoor Living World adventure released: The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle http://www.chimerae.it/download/CHBLWE1en.zip
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    Christmas sales - 40% off on Arion Games'...

    Christmas sales - 40% off on Arion Games' products!:cool:
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/667/Arion-Games
  13. I participated to a one-off session (that took a...

    I participated to a one-off session (that took a full weekend, almost night and day...) with three groups of six (or was it eight?) players each (starting in three different places and interacting...
  14. Blacksand! by Arion Games. It is ready for...

    Blacksand! by Arion Games. It is ready for adventure!
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    Now on The Piazza there is a fully dedicated...

    Now on The Piazza there is a fully dedicated forum for John Carter of Mars: http://www.thepiazza.org.uk/bb/viewforum.php?f=108
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    A new adventure (Lair of the Frogs) has been...

    A new adventure (Lair of the Frogs) has been uploaded http://www.chimerae.it/download/CHBLWP2en.zip
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    I'd define Advanced Fighting Fantasy and its...

    I'd define Advanced Fighting Fantasy and its cousin Stellar Adventures as rules light games (they are 2d6 games that you can literally learn in 5 minutes from a GM guiding you + the free quickstart...
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    I think that encounters should be meaningful....

    I think that encounters should be meaningful.
    You can have an encounter that is "difficult" WRT opposition stats and is not meaningful for the adventure, but just a stat block dumped there to...
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    This thread contains a poll. I run and played very satisfactorily solo games,...

    I run and played very satisfactorily solo games, even long games, but I think that a solo campaign is a bit too much.
  20. Thread: Carl Sargent

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    Sad news... :(

    Sad news... :(
  21. So glad gamebooks are on the up again! ;)

    So glad gamebooks are on the up again! ;)
  22. Congratulations for the outcome of this campaign!

    Congratulations for the outcome of this campaign!
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    A new adventure (Red Ice on the Black Sea) has...

    A new adventure (Red Ice on the Black Sea) has been uploaded http://www.chimerae.it/download/CHBLWP1en.zip
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    This thread contains a poll. Can you add Ultima Forsan (a Savage Worlds...

    Can you add Ultima Forsan (a Savage Worlds setting)?
  25. Sixth stretch goal achieved! :cool:

    Sixth stretch goal achieved! :cool:
  26. Done!:p

    Done!:p
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    Blackmoor Living World (AFF2) downloads

    On this website http://www.chimerae.it/ you can find Blackmoor Living World publications.
    You can find the campaign guide http://www.chimerae.it/download/CHBLW0en.zip and the first adventure (The...
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    On this website http://www.chimerae.it/ you can...

    On this website http://www.chimerae.it/ you can find Blackmoor Living World publications.
    On the 1st October you can find the campaign guide http://www.chimerae.it/download/CHBLW0en.zip and the...
  29. Looks like the Kickstarter campaign is...

    Looks like the Kickstarter campaign is progressing incredibly well!
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    Luckily we never even come closer to issues with...

    Luckily we never even come closer to issues with alcohol during RPGs. We did have one or two beers during the games, occasionally, but drinks were typically mixed with pizza and nobody ever seemed to...
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    Apart from keeping playing my Blackmoor Living...

    Apart from keeping playing my Blackmoor Living World campaign, that was started on the Dave Arneson Day of 2017...
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    During last few years I have been using Advanced...

    During last few years I have been using Advanced Fighting Fantasy by Arion Games, that is a light and quickstart d6 ruleset (typically absolute beginners need 10 minutes to understand the basic rules...
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    A couple of years ago I was in a similar...

    A couple of years ago I was in a similar situation with collectible gameing cards (I didn't want to relocate again carrying with me that boxes of cards that I haven't been playing with for many...
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    After the advent of D&D version 3, the players...

    After the advent of D&D version 3, the players actually do expect that whatever comes up against them must be manageable. For this reason, lots of players never think about retreating or fleeing as...
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    Lucca Comix and Games 2017: over 243,000 tickets...

    Lucca Comix and Games 2017: over 243,000 tickets sold https://www.luccacomicsandgames.com/fileadmin/documents/Saluti_e_ringraziamenti_del_presidente_Caredio.pdf
  36.   Blackmoor Living World!

    We are happily approaching the one year anniversary (we started playing on the 1st October 2017, Dave Arneson Day) and new players are welcome as ever. As this campaign is made of short, one-off...
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    My personal suggestion is that you just state...

    My personal suggestion is that you just state that you feel tired of running games and that you want to rotate the role, so you play and somebody else runs the game.
    Then you can just focus on...
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    The "old" Endless Quest gamebooks that I still...

    The "old" Endless Quest gamebooks that I still have, use a CYOA syatem. What Endless Quest system are you referring to? Can you please clarify?
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    Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf had new...

    Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf had new installments published quite recently as well. They are not all "old".
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    I noticed that you said my game is in trouble....

    I noticed that you said my game is in trouble. Well, the game is not only yours, but also of every other participant. As you are the DM, it doesn't automatically become only yours and it doesn't mean...
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    So happy to see that gamebooks are still alive...

    So happy to see that gamebooks are still alive and kicking!
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    I can perhaps understand if you do that as a book...

    I can perhaps understand if you do that as a book collector, but if that's not the case, I suggest you make a committment not to buy books that you don't read. If you want to buy a new one and you...
  43. Thread: Dark Sun 4e

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    It is really a must have for all Dark Sun fans.

    It is really a must have for all Dark Sun fans.
  44. Absolutely!!!:lol::lol::lol:

    Absolutely!!!:lol::lol::lol:
  45. Not 100% sure you can pay bills with this... but...

    Not 100% sure you can pay bills with this... but most likely a pizza... ;)
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    When I roll "hit dice" I roll 2d6 and not d20,...

    When I roll "hit dice" I roll 2d6 and not d20, for example.
    If you don't specify what ruleset you are following, it is impossible understanding what you mean.
  47. Best of luck!

    Best of luck!
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    I can't understand the context. Are you referring...

    I can't understand the context. Are you referring to a specific ruleset?
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    There is an Arion Games book called Heroes...

    There is an Arion Games book called Heroes Companion (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/176998/AFF-Heroes-Companion?src=hottest_filtered) that includes a section about mask magic, i.e. a magic...
  50.   I changed the title to Blackmoor Living World,...

    I changed the title to Blackmoor Living World, following up how the game was evolving, with more characters jumping from group to group during their adventures and more need too keep an eye on the...
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    My problem is that in very open situations quite...

    My problem is that in very open situations quite often they just stop and wait, expecting somebody else to take the initiative.
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    I think it also depends on the players' education...

    I think it also depends on the players' education and on "fashion", that is something that changes in time. For example, I noticed that when I reach a point in the adventure where the possible ways...
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    This thread contains a poll. Well... there are old settings with quite a lot...

    Well... there are old settings with quite a lot of technomagic as well (Blackmoor, for example...)
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    This thread contains a poll. I've been expecting similar news since the WotC...

    I've been expecting similar news since the WotC took over TSR, so this is not unexpected for me. I am rather surprised they didn't propose a M:tG setting in D&D before. Who knows why did they wait...
  55. [Advanced Fighting Fantasy] Crooked King's Cup [new adventure]

    You can find this adventure just published on DriveThru: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248305/Crooked-Kings-Cup?src=sub
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    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much!
  57. It actually sounds like a very interesting game...

    It actually sounds like a very interesting game cooncept!
  58. Greg Svenson's Sweetwater Gazetteer - Free PDF!

    Here it is! :cool: http://blackmoor.mystara.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=8824
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    I think that, while for sure a complex issue,...

    I think that, while for sure a complex issue, time travelling can be limited in scope by the technology required and by its availability.
    For example, Falcon gamebooks...
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    In general I avoid time travelling, as I'm not...

    In general I avoid time travelling, as I'm not very confident I can manage everything in style, but there are a few super-classic modules, like the DA series and Where Chaos Reigns that are a great...
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    Great find! I must have gotten a later printing...

    Great find! I must have gotten a later printing as I never found that reference!
    Thanks!
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    That's correct: In Search of the Unknown was...

    That's correct: In Search of the Unknown was published in 1979 and the D&D Expert Set can be dated 1981 (Cook) or 1983 (Mentzer) as you mention. Of course I don't know what was in the author's mind,...
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    Happy to help! :) 98393 Please chech out...

    Happy to help! :)

    98393

    Please chech out the map: it is an official map published by TSR as part of the Blue Box, i.e. canon.
    Have a close look at the Grand Duchy of Karameikos: you will find...
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    Thank you for the info!!!

    Thank you for the info!!!
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    The answer to all your need is just one and it's...

    The answer to all your need is just one and it's very simple!
    It is called module DA2: The Temple of the Frog. A superclassic adventure by Dave Arneson, one of the fathers of D&D.
    Enjoy it!
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    Just for completion: In Search of the Unknown is...

    Just for completion: In Search of the Unknown is an adventure officially set in the world of Mystara (the Known World of the Red / Blue Box).
    Recenty I haven't seen many references to this very old...
  67. Greg Svenson's Williamsfort Gazetteer -Free PDF!

    I hope I'm posting this in the right section...

    Here http://blackmoor.mystara.net/forums/vie ... =22&t=8816 you can find an amateur mini-gazetteer of a Blackmoor Barony, written by one of the...
  68. This thread contains a poll. You are confusing GMs and players. They are not...

    You are confusing GMs and players. They are not necessarily the same things and sometimes, as the GM ages, the players perhaps not, as you don't GM all your life for the same persons.
  69. This thread contains a poll. While GMing (for about 35 years...) I have the...

    While GMing (for about 35 years...) I have the impression that, the more time passes, the more players are comfortable with roleplaying characters of their opposite gender... and they roleplay them...
  70. Interesting game, similar mini-6 ruleset and with...

    Interesting game, similar mini-6 ruleset and with special adaprartions to viking culture, etc. as far as I can understand.
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    Sounds like a nice campaign!

    Sounds like a nice campaign!
  72. [Play by post] Living Force: Cularin! (Star Wars Saga Edition)

    Today is the Force Day,
    MAY THE 4TH (BE WITH YOU),
    the perfect time of the year to launch this game!

    This game is made of multiple short adventures (typically for 4-6 characters, each of them...
  73. These kind of figures never come by chance....

    These kind of figures never come by chance. Congratulations!
  74. Well, his experience is that he tried hard being...

    Well, his experience is that he tried hard being realistic and adherent to history during his Napoleonic battles, but eventually he grew bored and choose to create a new world where you don't need to...
  75. Dave Arneson had exactly the same doubt and this...

    Dave Arneson had exactly the same doubt and this is how he reminds sorting out the conundrum, so I won't add a single word: (Orlando, 2004)
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    I'm unsure between Oshampton and Wellfall ;)

    I'm unsure between Oshampton and Wellfall ;)
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    I'm quite fond of classic D&D puzzles, so I can...

    I'm quite fond of classic D&D puzzles, so I can see your point about dungeons, but I suggest you to have a proper look at the really classic D&D dungeons that became the prototype of them all: have a...
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    I like the Brotherhood of the Radiance, in...

    I like the Brotherhood of the Radiance, in Glantry, Mystara.

    I like the fact that it is an overpowered, but higly secret organization (Rad himself is part of it!) but at the same time it brings a...
  79. Very interesting setting, with a lot of story...

    Very interesting setting, with a lot of story behind.
    I hope it will fly high.
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    Lovely article! I'd mention also the gamebooks...

    Lovely article!
    I'd mention also the gamebooks that allow solo games, like Tunnels & Trolls and Fighting Fantasy, for example.
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    This thread contains a poll. There are some aspects linked to game mechanics,...

    There are some aspects linked to game mechanics, but first of all it is cool.
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    I see. Thanks for the (logic) explanation!

    I see. Thanks for the (logic) explanation!
  83. I really love this:...

    I really love this: http://www.ffproject.com/bodies.htm and it includes everything you asked for.
    It is an html solo adventure where you chose what you want to do, but in the same website you can...
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    I have no direct publishing experience (and I'm...

    I have no direct publishing experience (and I'm glad about it!) but I have friends that told me that actually getting the artwork from the artists they employ, apart from the due money, takes also a...
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    This thread contains a poll. You are not alone! :)

    You are not alone! :)
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    This thread contains a poll. No self-indignation and not going out of my way....

    No self-indignation and not going out of my way. Relax and smile. :)
  87. Overall, Mystara, for sure.

    Overall, Mystara, for sure.
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    This thread contains a poll. I grew up believing it's good netiquette not...

    I grew up believing it's good netiquette not opening double threads, so, before opening a new thread I often double check that there is no other thread discussing previously the same topic (the...
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    In the past, fantasy Vikings (for example) have...

    In the past, fantasy Vikings (for example) have been managed and mismanaged by most RPGs in many ways, mostly poor stereotypes, without Scandinavian countries declaring themselves hurt and insulted....
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    I think using common references as part of RPGs...

    I think using common references as part of RPGs is a way to keep the descriptions short -a dragon! a goblin! a damsel in distress! a dark forest! a revenge! a kidnap! a barbarian!- while still...
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    Apologies for hurting your sensitivity! I can...

    Apologies for hurting your sensitivity!
    I can see that we come from two very different points of view: personally, I find improper opening a new thread when there is already one about the very same...
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    As a kid I absoluetly loved Mystara gazetteers!...

    As a kid I absoluetly loved Mystara gazetteers!
    If I have to pick one... Glantri!
  93. This thread contains a poll. It can happen :P Sometimes you buy something and...

    It can happen :P
    Sometimes you buy something and then you don't like it or you find not playable, or you would like to play it but nobody else wants to play with you... ;)
  94. This thread contains a poll. Not recently, but I used to do it and I may go...

    Not recently, but I used to do it and I may go back to it, at some point in the future.
  95. This thread contains a poll. I prefer rulesets that don't involve levels, but...

    I prefer rulesets that don't involve levels, but rather allow you to improve your basic characteristics with experience.

    WRT D&D, I think that the most enjoyable levels are 5th-6th.
  96. This thread contains a poll. I prefer class-less rulesets.

    I prefer class-less rulesets.
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    This thread contains a poll. Yes, if you include on line gaming.

    Yes, if you include on line gaming.
  98. This thread contains a poll. Yes, you want something very different out of a...

    Yes, you want something very different out of a game and the game time is much shorter, so you don't want complicate or time consuming rulesets anymore.
    You also get over the "play to win" thingy...
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    This thread contains a poll. While I started playing with the Red Box, in time...

    While I started playing with the Red Box, in time I went further and further from D&D, trying more rulesets and finding more fitting what I currently want from a game.
    Multiple D&D editions didn't...
  100. This thread contains a poll. When I started playing, in secondary school, we...

    When I started playing, in secondary school, we were all from the same class, so there was no age difference in the group, but now, thirty-something years later, yes. The group may be extremely...
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