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    Alright, "fandom is magic" is now a title for my...

    Alright, "fandom is magic" is now a title for my DM-only folder of ZG materials.
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    I really like it. On one hand, as Moreton says,...

    I really like it. On one hand, as Moreton says, most of the things you listed could be explained by "that's just standard Fantasy". On the other - no "standard Fantasy" can actually explain why these...
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    Judging from 4e version, the intended design is...

    Judging from 4e version, the intended design is to shoot every second round
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    It's official, we're literally living in Lanjyr....

    It's official, we're literally living in Lanjyr. Everything is multiverse, everything is connected.
  5. 77. Convincing their DM that a random legend they...

    77. Convincing their DM that a random legend they once heard about ruins in the jungle is totally connected to the quest at hand. That sounded much better than the thing I had in mind.

    Did anyone...
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    I also started almost 5 years ago, had 1.5 years...

    I also started almost 5 years ago, had 1.5 years hiatus and we're in the middle of adventure 8. You're kinda inspiring me to finally start my own regular journal!
  7. My knowledge of 5e is limited to one-shots and...

    My knowledge of 5e is limited to one-shots and reading through playtests and PHB, so take this with a grain of salt. Feats in 5e are very rigidly defined in their value, they must have an equal value...
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    IIRC there are very limited ways of teleporting...

    IIRC there are very limited ways of teleporting into uknown location, but plenty of ways to teleport to a known magic circle. As Lanjyr is (presumably) no longer cut from the multiverse, there should...
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    For me that would be difficult from the point of...

    For me that would be difficult from the point of motivation, both for Margaret and for Ob. Saxby is "slightly corrupt cop boss" character, who's covering some shady stuff in hope of promotion. Among...
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    My party visited the Cauldron Hill a total of...

    My party visited the Cauldron Hill a total of four times over three adventures (blowing it up twice in the process), so I had to invent some benefits of doing this to give them. Disregarding all the...
  11. Elves and eladrin are two completely different...

    Elves and eladrin are two completely different races with maybe common anscestry. In case of ZG specifically, read the Player's Guide section about Risur, I believe that is the only canonical...
  12. Sent you a PM with a screengrab of my copy, cause...

    Sent you a PM with a screengrab of my copy, cause I'm not sure if it's OK to post it in the open.
  13. [ZEITGEIST] We now return you to your regularly scheduled Srasama's Fall

    This is a pretty minor question, which was actually hanging at the back of my head for years. As my party is finally starting their Around-The-Lanjyr tour of Kasvarina's Not Proudest Moments, I have...
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    To be exact, Queen Zidi Wheatling defeated Granny...

    To be exact, Queen Zidi Wheatling defeated Granny Allswell in the year 218 A.O.V., and Queen Hibiscus of the Argent Rampant provoked the First Yerasol War around 350 A.O.V. I believe, no other...
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    This... is a very particular combination of...

    This... is a very particular combination of personality traits.
  16. Thread: Lanjyr maps

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    Fully expressing my gratitude :D

    Fully expressing my gratitude :D
  17. Thread: Lanjyr maps

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    I can't upvote/exp up you enough. I was thinking...

    I can't upvote/exp up you enough. I was thinking about last big tactical meeting before the party gets into all-over-the-world trip with Kasvarina, this is perfect to print in high quality.
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    Lost Riders are Dethklok? Mind = blown, I want to...

    Lost Riders are Dethklok? Mind = blown, I want to skip forward 2 adventures solely for this.
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    Oops, terribly sorry, confused you with another...

    Oops, terribly sorry, confused you with another DM here. There seems to be a surge in 4e popularity recently :D

    Mooks have Str-Dex-Con around 12-16 actually, best I can see is Dex 20, which can...
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    Honestly, I fail to see any suitable "bad guys to...

    Honestly, I fail to see any suitable "bad guys to kill", which may interest PCs from the stat point and do not come with significant complications. Glancing through adventures 7-9:

    frost giants...
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    Rules of magic are changed after adventure 9. If...

    Rules of magic are changed after adventure 9. If you see that your players are abusing this ritual, you can break it after that point. I guess the morality is supposed to be the greatest block here
  22. From what you're saying I strongly recommend you...

    From what you're saying I strongly recommend you to run Asrabey Varal at the end of Adventure 1 as lvl2 solo instead of lvl19 soldier. Otherwise your party may make a conclusion that they're supposed...
  23. I feel you. Some general advice on running ZG in...

    I feel you. Some general advice on running ZG in 4e (I'm currently on adventure 8):

    there is a danger of "5-minute day" in many of the adventures; beware of players going nova every other combat...
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    It is an open-ended item. I made it a seed of...

    It is an open-ended item. I made it a seed of Gidim Hivemind, lost in Lanjyr before the Axis seal closed. Consider it a plot McGuffin for an unnamed plot, I don't think you have to focus on such...
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    If your party is seeking ways of long-distance...

    If your party is seeking ways of long-distance communication, look at sending stones. Lvl 11, 9k gold +4.5k per additional stone after initial pair, and can relay messages across the world. I think...
  26. Going off the topic here, but... Is there a...

    Going off the topic here, but... Is there a specific reason your player wants artificer|seeker hybrid? It's pretty difficult in 4e in general to use 2 classes with different primary characteristics,...
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    This makes me wonder - what is the IRL longest ZG...

    This makes me wonder - what is the IRL longest ZG campaign here? I sometimes stumble upon my own notes about starting this campaign back in 2014, that was... so long ago.
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    What exactly is the problem with guns for your...

    What exactly is the problem with guns for your players? In my party only gunsmith ever used a gun, so if your players don't want to touch those stinky firearms - they have every right not to do so.
  29. My player upon seeing this: -Too true...

    My player upon seeing this:
    -Too true...
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    Am I correct that you're in adventure 5 in...

    Am I correct that you're in adventure 5 in Zeitgeist? I definitely don't want to spoil anything for you, but I think that combining two campaigns is more likely that you think (even if they are...
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    Ryan mentioned elsewhere in these forums that...

    Ryan mentioned elsewhere in these forums that Zeitgeist maybe happens in the same world, but on the other continent and ~2000 years later. This lead me to making Harkover Lee, prime minister of Risur...
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    No official relation to trillith/Gidim? Oh well

    No official relation to trillith/Gidim? Oh well
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    While we're at this topic... RangerWickett do you...

    While we're at this topic... RangerWickett do you have any "official" headcanon on what exactly he is? I understand that being mid-teleportation in the range of literal godsplosion tends to produce...
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    Welcome to the club! If you're using legacy...

    Welcome to the club! If you're using legacy character builder for 4e, you'd be glad to know that there are CBLoader parts for Zeitgeist, credit to Syberis and phoffman, details in this thread:...
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    I had to significantly shorten adventure 7,...

    I had to significantly shorten adventure 7, basically cutting straight through to the convocation. Leone was also killed in Cauldron-born in my campaign (and then resurrected as a thrall to Voice of...
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    Iratha Keth culture of music and cheerful undead...

    Iratha Keth culture of music and cheerful undead reminds me of Día de Muertos and Brook "Soul King" from One Piece manga/anime, but I'm not sure if that's deliberate or just a common trope.
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    "Admiral of the High Seas" is not officially...

    "Admiral of the High Seas" is not officially canonical in ZG world. Most reasonable in-game explanation is likely that Commander Jameson and his sailors are keeping the abilities of their ship a...
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    Red veil in adventure 2, Lt. Dale "Coffee and...

    Red veil in adventure 2, Lt. Dale "Coffee and cherry pie" technique - Twin Peaks (apparently, I still haven't watched it)
    Primo - Ulthros from FFVI (see recent thread...
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    The one ritual that is seeing most usage for me...

    The one ritual that is seeing most usage for me this way is Phantom Steed. Only level 6, 70 gp per cast, with decent Arcana check summons 8 shadowy "horse-like creatures" with speed 20 (so 200 feet...
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    In standalone adventure 3 for Pathfinder I found...

    In standalone adventure 3 for Pathfinder I found the following:

    The cracked cauldron is a cauldron of brewing (see Pathfinder Role-Playing Game Advanced Player’s Guide for more information).
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    I don't have all the files with me right now, but...

    I don't have all the files with me right now, but in 4e it allows to "prime" any ritual: you spend all components, store it in the cauldron and then can cast it as a standard action at any time. From...
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    I suppose this can be a plot of Octodad...

    I suppose this can be a plot of Octodad in ZG setting. It's very difficult to pass as a criminal boss when you're actually an octopus...
  43. It was my understanding that Borne is...

    It was my understanding that Borne is specifically partially powered by witch oil and not by usual golem means to be able to operate in the apex of the ritual, where all magic is going haywire, but a...
  44. Encounter math was revamped in Monster Manual 3...

    Encounter math was revamped in Monster Manual 3 (http://blogofholding.com/?p=512) and I can swear Ryan mentioned somewhere in these forums that they updated monster design starting from around...
  45. Seal of approvement by Eschatologists United here...

    Seal of approvement by Eschatologists United here
    The only problem I can think of is that contables absolutely have to see that dwarf terrorist walking away from the explosion like cool guys always...
  46. Stanfield also has the advantage of his race. He...

    Stanfield also has the advantage of his race. He can sacrifice himself "for the city" and come back a month later.
  47. The price of mistake is pretty high, but the...

    The price of mistake is pretty high, but the checks are only Easy to Moderate DC (better not spell it to players though). With half-decent player builds they are likely to autosuccess all of them...
  48. p.404 of compilation Act I, it's in adventure 5:...

    p.404 of compilation Act I, it's in adventure 5:
    How does one end up working in the Bleak Gate for a mysterious conspiracy? Most of the people here are patriotic soldiers and engineers, recruited...
  49. Kobolds are Beran spies, led by El Extrano, they...

    Kobolds are Beran spies, led by El Extrano, they act a lot in later adventures. I gave them passive racial ability "hiding in plain sight", hence a Beran proverb that kobolds don't exist. Orcs and...
  50. Checking Volo's guide... I'd say the main problem...

    Checking Volo's guide... I'd say the main problem is not making RHC into a zoo of exotic races (and that's closing eyes on abnormally high concentration of eladrin women in first adventures...)...
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    My player partially implemented Monument of war...

    My player partially implemented Monument of war paragon path for himself, but I am too lazy to do this properly :(
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3W6zx8r8oxPZWowcGNFYmFWdzQ

    EDIT: here's a...
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    1. No comment but great find. 2. Lantern needs a...

    1. No comment but great find.
    2. Lantern needs a material infused with the energy of corresponding plane to function. Either kind of witchoil should function.
    3. Have you read adventure 7? Ob are...
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    Found this in the player's guide, description of...

    Found this in the player's guide, description of Ber in whole:

    Beran cities tend toward stout, vertical buildings with prominent rooftop perches. Dragons no longer alight these roofs, but they...
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    A little something which I can't resist posting:...

    A little something which I can't resist posting: Avilona connection breakdown is somthing which I consider a tiny gem of the campaign. It's never clearly stated, I believe, but in my head-canon it's...
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    I can swear that somewhere (in adventure 6?)...

    I can swear that somewhere (in adventure 6?) there is a side-note about annual festival of aeronaut enthusiasts in Ber. IMHO the main thing is not within the laws of the world, it's with the public. ...
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    It's interesting how bloodthirsty he is in your...

    It's interesting how bloodthirsty he is in your view. IMHO it will all depends on wording and ideas of players. He should be opposed to the idea "King of Risur can grant you passage to Bleak Gate",...
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    Do you mean Linia the angel from vault of...

    Do you mean Linia the angel from vault of heresies? It will be rather difficult to find the father then. Linia's staged death was the reason for the first War between Clergy and eladrins, which ended...
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    I have not run but only read through WotBS, so...

    I have not run but only read through WotBS, so take this with a grain of salt:
    -from "general arcane point of view", recently local plane of fire became entangled with all teleportation magic; it's...
  59. Just a small note, it's unclear whether sending...

    Just a small note, it's unclear whether sending ritual works in the Danor dead magic zone, so Lya could be "out of service zone" most of the time.
  60. Tell me more about high Perception, my eladrin...

    Tell me more about high Perception, my eladrin artificer has passive Perception/Insight of 42 at level 13. If you're looking for Ob officers, check the roster at adventure 7, personally I'd try to...
  61. She's a minister of foreign affairs of Danor...

    She's a minister of foreign affairs of Danor (Minister of Outsiders, I think it's called) and niece of Han Jierre. When your uncle and Sovereign of Danor commands you to jump, you jump, then you may...
  62. Three parties were Pemberton (in dublicant body),...

    Three parties were Pemberton (in dublicant body), with support of Teraklir and former-PC-turned-willing-servant-NPC (changeling gunsmith with somewhat weird and unhealthy father-daughter fixation on...
  63. Partial answers: 1. As far as I understand,...

    Partial answers:
    1. As far as I understand, "human" face of Pemberton is just polymorphed dragon form. As he's definitely present in this form as dublicant in some places of the story, this means,...
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    Huh. I've bought and butchered WotBS for some ZG...

    Huh. I've bought and butchered WotBS for some ZG world lore, but never thought of Coaltongue Statue as Born 1.0, thanks

    EDIT: coDM wants Leone to dual-wield RSS Coaltongue and Born. I can't say I...
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    On the good side, we rescheduled the game, so I...

    On the good side, we rescheduled the game, so I have more time to prepare. On the bad side, that was caused by my wife breaking her leg...

    Regarding the party, frontline: fighter eladrin with war...
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    [ZEITGEIST] Ideas for Leone Mk.3?

    Meligos, I sure hope you are not reading this, right?

    We're likely to conclude adventure 7 next week, and, oh boy, I'm getting pretty far away from the written plot. To keep it brief:

    it's...
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    Have you read adventure 9? Politics of Dreaming...

    Have you read adventure 9? Politics of Dreaming play a big role there, all the lords are described
  68. The darkness mainly depend on DM's...

    The darkness mainly depend on DM's interpretation, I think. In my version of Zeitgeit, Risur is "we'll make peace with you even if it kills you"-militaristic country, which considers using Sidjen's...
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    Aaaand I misclicked and now is laughing at the...

    Aaaand I misclicked and now is laughing at the bombing instead of giving XP. Awkward
  70. Oooh, ooh, I like this kind of stuff. If you're...

    Oooh, ooh, I like this kind of stuff. If you're looking for facts established in canon to base your campaign "scientific" magic rules, from the top of my head, in no particular order:

    It's never...
  71. I have many "what?" and only one XP to give you...

    I have many "what?" and only one XP to give you for this. Please tell me that "lightning weasel" is literally a weasel made of lightning and not a paraphrase for a "spark of life"
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    When spring returns to winter = Ekossigan of...

    When spring returns to winter = Ekossigan of spring turning into his more morbid winter incarnation
    The cauldron births a spark = It's gonna bloooooooow
    The steel betrays the vintner = Born can't...
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    Random Miller history facts: 1. While official...

    Random Miller history facts:
    1. While official version states that he was judged and convicted after trial in Alas Primos, the truth is that Clergy was too impatien (and perhaps afraid of the man),...
  74. I think the players won't deduce a thing from...

    I think the players won't deduce a thing from these. Perfect :D
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    Minor things of note: -El Extrano may or may not...

    Minor things of note:
    -El Extrano may or may not know that king Boyle granted asylum to some dragons in Risur, but public revelation that the second man in Risur is freaking dragon is bound to...
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    We're drifting a bit offtopic, but I'm geniunely...

    We're drifting a bit offtopic, but I'm geniunely curious whether this problem exists only within my mind. For the reference, in Zeitgeist PCs are provided with government-funded "stipend", which they...
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    Once again, it's more about my personal view on...

    Once again, it's more about my personal view on 4e economics in general. I don't particularly like the image of "X-mas tree" PCs, with a magic item in every possible slot, plus a healthy share of...
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    My 50 cents: promise of playing Zeitgeist was...

    My 50 cents: promise of playing Zeitgeist was enough to bring back my gaming group after 18 months of hiatus. In total, we've been playing it for the last 3 years, I think, and managed to conquer the...
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    (You should probably specify that you're talking...

    (You should probably specify that you're talking about 4e in the topic/badge of the thread)

    I agree with your interpretation. If the additional 1d10 is non-cumulative, as your friend suggests, the...
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    Talking about complex mysteries... I know you...

    Talking about complex mysteries... I know you didn't mean it, but this sounds unexpectedly sarcastic after my session. The party finally started to wonder whether they are actually the good guys...
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    In lieu of my own thread (which I should probably...

    In lieu of my own thread (which I should probably make after all), I'd like to use this one to share my joy of restarting my Zeitgeist campaign, year-and-a-half in hiatus. We have our old party back,...
  82. I mostly agree with what efreund said. One more...

    I mostly agree with what efreund said. One more point of consideration: rituals are stupidly expensive in 4e. By partaking in those, PC will soon severely hinder her expected wealth per level if you...
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    I'm pretty sure they belong to Glaucia, it's...

    I'm pretty sure they belong to Glaucia, it's literally her broken chains.


    Version of Mr. Lee from "Bonds of forced faith" has a contingency ritual, which would "teleport his body to a hidden...
  84. Actually, neither McBannin, nor Stanfield IMHO...

    Actually, neither McBannin, nor Stanfield IMHO should have geas placed on them. McBannin is too low in Ob hierarchy and never visited complex-under-the-Hill. Stanfield is said to be proficient in...
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    I can't believe noone so far mentioned that RHC...

    I can't believe noone so far mentioned that RHC holds confiscated exoskeleton armor, which is pretty handy in moving heavy objects.
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    Continuing the theme, would you mind sharing a...

    Continuing the theme, would you mind sharing a single converted character? Just to see what is Cypher's analogue to early-paragon tier character in your opinion. Particulary relevant to me, because...
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    If I may hijack this thread for a specific...

    If I may hijack this thread for a specific question... My own campaing is in ongoing two-year break, partly due to the same problem of 4e being quite slow, especially in complex battle encounters. I...
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    IMHO Lya's attitude should mirror your own point...

    IMHO Lya's attitude should mirror your own point of view on this challenge. If you're bored with it, she should be as well. She will feign some activity, her subordinates will sabotage PCs, but...
  89. Thread: ZEITGEIST 5E

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    In my headcanon, "Lanjyr" was the original name...

    In my headcanon, "Lanjyr" was the original name of the continent before you-know-what happened, giving birth to Yerasol archipelago. This places Risur and Ber on Southern Lanjyr and Crisillyir with...
  90. Thread: ZEITGEIST 5E

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    I really hope that this will help with Zeitgeitst...

    I really hope that this will help with Zeitgeitst publicity. For worse or for good, WotC abandoned 4e to die, and not having this AP in the latest edition hurts it a lot.
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    She is not mentioned anywhere else for the...

    She is not mentioned anywhere else for the adventure. Thinking logically, she's likely to hide somewhere in the northern Lanjyr; Danor may be a bad place for former RHC Inspector, but at least you're...
  92. BTW, just to completely derail this topic: anyone...

    BTW, just to completely derail this topic: anyone has some canon or fanon reason for Green Knight of Risur to be absent during Adventure 1 of Zeitgeist? That's pretty careless for the appointed...
  93. I've just received a notification about PF...

    I've just received a notification about PF version being added, it's in my subscription. 4E compilation AFAIK is not ready yet.
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    Check adventure 7 and Beshela's story about the...

    Check adventure 7 and Beshela's story about the king, his sister, a kraken and a certain Danoral vessel. Basically, his most well-known war explot is credit to a mer fey power (of course, it may as...
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    Actually, I second this question, what's next? ...

    Actually, I second this question, what's next?

    Also, I love you for mentioning the possibility of suplexing the train.
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    As usual, I'd be glad to help too! Sending you an...

    As usual, I'd be glad to help too! Sending you an e-mail
  97. As far as I understand, magic item economy and...

    As far as I understand, magic item economy and enchancement bonus progression are vastly different between two systems
  98. In the original adventure it's only referred to...

    In the original adventure it's only referred to as +2, just checked. Perhaps, +1 is some left-over from PF version. +3 definitely sounds OP for both the party and Recklinghausen himself.

    EDIT:...
  99. In my 4e experience, requisition system stopped...

    In my 4e experience, requisition system stopped working around the end of adventure 3 due to extreme Diplomacy score of more than one player. That 50 men police force in adventure 5? They could have...
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    IMHO Leone has very little reasoning to leave...

    IMHO Leone has very little reasoning to leave Bleak Gate side of Flint. What's the position of Carlao's team in your canon? Are they as corrupt as Saxby or just misinformed? If you want to reinforce...
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