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    The original Twilight 2000 had something very...

    The original Twilight 2000 had something very similar to what BRP uses. It's been a really long time since I played that system so the details are foggy. I recall putting a mark by skills when I...
  2. Thread: Et tu d20?

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    Et tu d20?

    The last two games my dice have found a new low. Generally in the groups I game with I have a reputation for rolling poorly more often than typical. Posting this as misery loves company and I'd...
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    Some random thought on this.... The one ring...

    Some random thought on this....

    The one ring .... is the Ozone Hole. 80's is when this was news. So the mission is to remove the hole. Takes care of the "just fly over there to solve" it issue...
  4. Both. In only the earliest games I played was it...

    Both. In only the earliest games I played was it ever completely GM created. These were little more than when it was a map and a few pregenerated characters. Once players started making their own...
  5. So many good replies here hard to add anything of...

    So many good replies here hard to add anything of value not already said. I myself use Savage Worlds and FATE as my go to systems for games I run. I have to agree with one of the above posters that...
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    A variation on the purposed "d) Cut to the...

    A variation on the purposed "d) Cut to the Awesome:" option would be to give the players some agency and have them make an interlude of some sort to describe the return journey. Throw out an Indian...
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    Another initiative system worth adding to the...

    Another initiative system worth adding to the discussion is from Clockwork Dominion. I have never used this before myself so I likely will not get the details correct. There are free quick start...
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    If your players are new to Fate as well expect...

    If your players are new to Fate as well expect them to struggle with it even more. It took my 20+ year role playing veterans several sessions before they got comfortable with the idea. It was...
  9. Thread: Fate Questions

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    Welcome to FATE! It's a bit of a journey coming...

    Welcome to FATE! It's a bit of a journey coming from D&D as it isn't a wargame. My own experience is I didn't really start to get the system until I ran something away from my comfort zone of...
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    Clockwork Dominion's Curiosity Closet (I think...

    Clockwork Dominion's Curiosity Closet (I think the title is tentative)
    Mindjammer's Kickstarter books (several new books to expand on the core book)
    Savage Rifts
  11. As mentioned above SotC has the same pulpy flavor...

    As mentioned above SotC has the same pulpy flavor that matches SW. For example the stuns for Intimidation have Aura of Menace, Fear and then Master of Fear. Sounds like stuns for a dark force user...
  12. Agree there is no great fit. I'll echo Umbran's...

    Agree there is no great fit. I'll echo Umbran's suggestion of SotC as a decent starting place. I'll add to the list BirchNewman-StarblazerAdventures & NewtonBirch-LegendsOfAnglerre. You'll have to...
  13. Thread: Little help?

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    I'll start with music as there are lots of...

    I'll start with music as there are lots of options. Some of my go-to locations are
    http://tabletopaudio.com/
    http://ocremix.org/...
  14. The concern raised here my limited experience...

    The concern raised here my limited experience with FATE says this will not likely be an issue at the table. First, the player will need to spend their high concept on the personality split and use...
  15. I've been trying to get him to DM for years. I...

    I've been trying to get him to DM for years. I think he would enjoy it and the stories he comes up with would be amazing.

    Been toying with an idea to let him run with an idea on a character...
  16. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll take a look at...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll take a look at Atomic Robo.

    Johnny Pickles. That gave me a laugh.

    V
  17. Any suggestions on some that do not? Maybe I...

    Any suggestions on some that do not? Maybe I should explore those a bit. The few I have read do.


    If I could answer that I would be winning science prizes in psychology for how his mind works. ...
  18. Help with FATE player that likes to make alternate characters

    In my gaming group one of the players likes to make alternate characters and bring them into play. In most systems this isn't a big deal as character creation can be a solo affair. In FATE due to...
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    How about making them masters of insight with an...

    How about making them masters of insight with an ability to assess abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Beyond combat this could be learning to understand someones true motives quicker than the...
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    When I started to run SW using cards for...

    When I started to run SW using cards for imitative was one of those things I thought was just an odd gimmick of the system that I would likely drop. After seeing it in action with a large group I...
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    I use the home made variety. I change what I...

    I use the home made variety. I change what I keep facing me changing depending on the game and what I think will be useful during that session. Sometimes it is a rule or a table. More often it is...
  22. Thread: Changing Gods!

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    The pantheons in your game could be more like...

    The pantheons in your game could be more like seasons. Last time it looked like a big war/rebellion between divines to mortals, but in reality is was nothing more than the changing of the seasons. ...
  23. My group has 3 campaigns running with two of them...

    My group has 3 campaigns running with two of them using 5E and the other using SW, a different GM for each game. We play once a week and shift between campaigns around once a month. I run the SW...
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    I have a criminal cleric. After years as a lay...

    I have a criminal cleric. After years as a lay priest in his original religion he found true calling in a foreign religion. Sadly the original religion was a LE religion who did not take kindly to...
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    Howdy Emerikol, If you are looking for a play...

    Howdy Emerikol,

    If you are looking for a play through check out Knights of the Knight's Dresden recordings. I am not a fan of podcasts, but when I first got into Fate I found these guys had a...
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    I can agree awareness that the basic non-spell...

    I can agree awareness that the basic non-spell caster classes will always have less mechanical rule support is a good thing. As you suggest each group can address it in ways they see fit even it...
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    To the original OP I believe there is a flaw in...

    To the original OP I believe there is a flaw in your approach to this analysis.

    Before I get to that, I have to admit I had a bit of a knee jerk reaction to it. My first though was thinking on...
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    You might want to check out the Shaintar...

    You might want to check out the Shaintar setting for ideas along the lines you are suggesting. The creator wanted to see a more flexible magic than in the Core SW rules. In this setting Druid...
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    I think publishers need to be careful about...

    I think publishers need to be careful about dipping into mix media like this. As mentioned above you might be fragmenting your market further unintentionally as this is a turn off for some as has...
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    Art Augmented Reality

    The new AaR Viewer Blizzard made for Diablo is what RPG makers should be doing for their monsters. This is even better than the old days when I held up the Monster Manual to show everyone what the...
  31. Years ago I was playing in a campaign which was...

    Years ago I was playing in a campaign which was moving along nicely. The DM had us shipwrecked on a small island which was no more than a volcano. We wiped out the bad guy temple there and then......
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    Tales from the Floating Vagabond Aria James...

    Tales from the Floating Vagabond
    Aria
    James Bond 007
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    This thread contains a poll. Every Ravenloft game I ever played in had visits...

    Every Ravenloft game I ever played in had visits to the Vistani for sage advice. And some fortune telling. In a current game the party is sitting around causing trouble in a big city waiting for a...
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    For tracking the statuses and remembering to roll...

    For tracking the statuses and remembering to roll at the end of the round to get rid of them I've yet to find a great solution. Trying to mark miniatures with it some how always seems to slow us...
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    I had a player who was part of a school. Just...

    I had a player who was part of a school. Just opening the front door was a DC5 spellcraft check. Sadly his first level was in rogue so he didn't have spell craft. Kept failing that "test" over and...
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    The original South America book had some things...

    The original South America book had some things so over the top powerful that K.S. pulled it and said "oops, we goofed. This is too powerful." I can't recall any particulars, but there were some...
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    In my experience I would not say they have ruined...

    In my experience I would not say they have ruined any games or adventures, but they can keep a DM on their toes. If the adventure I have planned is "find the mcguffin" and instead of a bunch of Q&A...
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    I am of the school of thought that says roll with...

    I am of the school of thought that says roll with it, but you know your players best and what will be interesting. Perhaps they have an idea? Putting my own evil idea hat on how about having the...
  39. This might be a bit off topic, but the flipping...

    This might be a bit off topic, but the flipping the argument around I think could be interesting. So the world is clearly in danger and the PC's go to the super powerful mage who believes them.
    ...
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    I run a game with 9 players and would not have it...

    I run a game with 9 players and would not have it any other way. I love it. Most of what I have to share is version neutral. Some great tips above so I will try to stay on other thoughts.

    1....
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    I'd say if both the DM and Players were up for...

    I'd say if both the DM and Players were up for the challenge and agree it would be fun it could work. It would be a lot of work though. The DM would need to constantly need to find challenges for...
  42. Thread: OotS #657 is up

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    Ah! So it is. Thanks.

    Ah! So it is. Thanks.
  43. Thread: OotS #657 is up

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    A +8 racial bonus to Listen checks! What race...

    A +8 racial bonus to Listen checks! What race is Xykon originally?
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    So if I follow the thief is not likely to be...

    So if I follow the thief is not likely to be tricked or intimidated due to the parties and his own tendencies/skills/background. Building on Jack's thoughts how about having the thief wanting the...
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    Ha! I've got this image of Alfred from the...

    Ha! I've got this image of Alfred from the Batman series as a warlord now.
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    How does your warlord inspire you?

    After loosing a PC one of my fellow players showed up with a warlord to last weeks game. He decided to heal himself and described the scene as "my finger gets glowy and I heal myself". Quickly...
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    My rogue moved around a target to get his...

    My rogue moved around a target to get his precious flank. Little did he realize the statue trap next to that square. Trap triggered, crit him and stunned him. As the next turn came around the bad...
  48. Thanks for sharing the details of the skill...

    Thanks for sharing the details of the skill challenge PC. That definitely sounds like it was an engaging challenge! I've already shared your notes with the group I game with and hope to see...
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    The DM in the game I play in has been holding off...

    The DM in the game I play in has been holding off on skill challenges so far. It's a new concept the entire group is still looking for the right way to make it interesting. The first hint of how...
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    Any purpose behind the experiment? Of is that...

    Any purpose behind the experiment? Of is that the final layer of the onion?
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    Interesting! So is the creation god something...

    Interesting! So is the creation god something like a Tharizdun that will destory the world now? Or some other type of insanity?
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    Why the world is?

    Reading the title of another thread I was expecting a very different topic. It made me go back to my campaigns roots and think about why the world was created. I was curious was is the purpose...
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    They go talk to their local warlord of course! ...

    They go talk to their local warlord of course!

    "My Lord, I have gout and my foot is rotting off"
    "Bah, that's not so bad. Get back in those fields and plow"
    "I feel better already..."

    On a...
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    Beyond the obvious in rules options of spending...

    Beyond the obvious in rules options of spending feats for skills or using classes that already have access to these skills I would probably run more of the stealth checks as skill challenges. Of...
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    Ki, two quick things I did playing a warlord to...

    Ki, two quick things I did playing a warlord to get past the passive vibe I got from time to time.

    1) I bought a baseball size d20. When someone used my power I threw them the d20. Doing...
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    Ha! I love it! Definitely going in. One of the...

    Ha! I love it! Definitely going in. One of the players is a doctor and will really get a kick out of this.
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    Animators on strike! Undead pets! I love it. ...

    Animators on strike! Undead pets! I love it. Great stuff!
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    Hollowfaust Newspaper

    The players are about to enter Hollowfaust for the first time in our game. Trying to make it memorable I have been thinking of various bits of flavor I could add to enhanced the experience. One...
  59. Not really CRPGs, but close enough for this.... ...

    Not really CRPGs, but close enough for this....

    I would suggest The Longest Journey. Excellent story and the characters actually developed based on the questions and answers you select. Great...
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    I've seen this problem in my own games. One...

    I've seen this problem in my own games. One group I have gamed with has one session every 1-3 months. Typically any powers mis-used really do not tip the power scale so much so I typically do not...
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    I didn't comment much on the proper DC calc as I...

    I didn't comment much on the proper DC calc as I didn't have the books with me and could not remember what it said. I was hoping I could find something more detailed, but alas I had no such luck. ...
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    CapnZapp, I agree that a static DC doesn't make...

    CapnZapp, I agree that a static DC doesn't make sense. If I recall the rule correctly it was a base 15 with modifiers as the DM sees fit. Tumbling by Tiamat should be an epic skill check while...
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    This is built right in the basic acrobatic stunt....

    This is built right in the basic acrobatic stunt.

    "Make an Acrobatics check to swing from a chandelier, somersault over an opponent, ...."

    I do this all the time with my rogue and love the...
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    The first game that jumps to mind is Warhammer...

    The first game that jumps to mind is Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying. I've only seen the 1st Ed. made oh so long ago. Magic is powerful (eventually) and there are clear PC paths to achieve it, but it...
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    My last character was a Eladrin Warlord. We were...

    My last character was a Eladrin Warlord. We were trying out 4.x and I really didn't have a feel for the character. All I knew is he was Eladrin far from home in the human realms.

    Early on...
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    This thread contains a poll. Yup. As a player in the RttToEE (I forget which...

    Yup. As a player in the RttToEE (I forget which part) and earlier this year as a DM in a homebrew. Well the players never saw the aboleth. It sat under their boat as Skum ravaged them. I had the...
  67. My players are about to show up to Hollowfaust to...

    My players are about to show up to Hollowfaust to play in these games in my own 3.5e game. (and it might just happen on Halloween!) I like your idea to use skill challenges for some of the pre-game...
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    Ever hear of a little story called Dragonlance?

    Ever hear of a little story called Dragonlance?
  69. My group had it's first encounter with a solo...

    My group had it's first encounter with a solo this past week. We had two leaders, a defender and a controller. It did take a bit over an hour to run the encounter. I cannot say we had the same...
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    How about a cleric that has lost or great doubts...

    How about a cleric that has lost or great doubts about his faith. Sure the magic flows, but does he really believe? Did this great power forced him to believe as he does? Instead of spreading the...
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    Replace the bard! Noooo! :eek: I'm sure Bard...

    Replace the bard! Noooo! :eek: I'm sure Bard will get it's due when it comes in PBH #whatever.



    Agreed. Ranged combat does seem to gimp what warlords can do. I've been brainstorming about...
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    Sorry to hear that OP. A warlord w/o a melee...

    Sorry to hear that OP. A warlord w/o a melee friend would be a sad warlord indeed.

    I have been playing a warlord for our first go at 4E. We are only 5 combats into the game. I have one...
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    Well, passive for me. There was a bonus to hit...

    Well, passive for me. There was a bonus to hit and one to damage that they had to spend AP's for. The only truly passive one is the init bonus

    Vaslov the Odiferous

    Edit: Still, didn't want...
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    Warlords & nagging your team to victory!

    Last night I tried out 4th Ed. for the first time with some friends. I tried my hand at a Tactical Warlord. Between various across various class features and feat powers I ended up with 3 passive...
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    EXISTENTIAL BLUES Tom "T Bone" Stankus ...

    EXISTENTIAL BLUES
    Tom "T Bone" Stankus

    http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/e/existentialblues.shtml

    :cool:

    On a slightly more serious note I am currently using Kiri by MONORAL. Not...
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    Tell me of your clan.

    I have a party about to venture across the length of the Dwarven homeland and I would like some help fleshing out various dwarven clans.

    The world is homebrew. The Dwarves of this world have a...
  77. Thread: Who was right

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    If I am reading this correctly with this you are...

    If I am reading this correctly with this you are still defining the means of wealth distribution. What is party treasure vs. individual treasure. All I am saying is your approach is not the only...
  78. Thread: Who was right

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    If I follow your assertion correction you state...

    If I follow your assertion correction you state anything item that is sundered or unexpectedly destroyed in the process of adventuring should be replaced from party funds. Intentionally consumed...
  79. Thread: Who was right

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    I heard it was an intelligent shield and when the...

    I heard it was an intelligent shield and when the executor of it's estate contacted it in the afterlife he was directed to bring civil suit against Moff for reckless endangerment. Moff will not only...
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    Congrats! After lurking through three AP's with...

    Congrats! After lurking through three AP's with you all I'm glad to see the party take the BBG down. I enjoy reading the story and character builds quite a bit. Thanks so much for sharing the fun.
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    Lets say the big bad guy is actually holding back...

    Lets say the big bad guy is actually holding back some sort of “ultimate evil”. While he had never been a good man, this is actually the reason he has become so twisted himself. His time is nearing...
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    Ah Mark. Playing yourself again? :D Hope...

    Ah Mark. Playing yourself again? :D Hope you're having fun on the other side of the screen.

    Funny enough, my best bluff was in exactly the same place of the same module! I was playing a bard...
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    I think the posters before this have made fine...

    I think the posters before this have made fine arguments on both sides of the issue. As I see this as a very exciting development for the campaign I'll try to throw out what may be a third...
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    Woo-hoo! Halmae Lives!

    Woo-hoo! Halmae Lives!
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    Word on the street is it has something to do with...

    Word on the street is it has something to do with a Wolverine / Anne of Green Gables cross over... EVIL.

    Spy, thank you for the wonderful story hour.
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    How to deal with beggers

    http://www.warcraftmovies.com/movieview.php?id=7557
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    With Tharno at 50 now I'm sure he could and needs...

    With Tharno at 50 now I'm sure he could and needs to go as well. I am hoping to make it by his place while I'm visiting my parents and show him where the egg is. Shall we aim for a Saturday night...
  88. Thread: 1.9 Patch Notes

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    Soul Shard Bags! By all the dark powers finally...

    Soul Shard Bags! By all the dark powers finally a bag for these nasty space hogging monstors. It is almost enough to make one play his alliance character again.
  89. Thread: For The Horde!

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    Hi Cordo/Jharel! Good to meet you. If you are...

    Hi Cordo/Jharel! Good to meet you. If you are interested in joining an OG raid just join the guild site as an associate and sign on up. Guild members get preference, but some of our larger raids...
  90. Thread: For The Horde!

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    For The Horde!

    As it came up last night below is the web site for Obsidian Guard.

    http://og.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=49866&TabID=437285
  91. Thread: Sorry Vimu

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    !!! You are actually working on a horde...

    !!! You are actually working on a horde character?!?! Wow. Let me know if you need any help.
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    How about 11/14 starting at 6:30pm Server time. ...

    How about 11/14 starting at 6:30pm Server time. I think Gol can make that time. Not sure if it will work for Fuil though, but if we dive in right at 6:30 we should be able to finish a good portion...
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    We can probably start throwing together some 5...

    We can probably start throwing together some 5 man LBRS, Scholo, Strat, BRD, and ST runs. With Tharno getting close to 50 and Vimu right behind him we will soon have some more flexible options. See...
  94. Thread: Call for help

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    If I remember correctly it was the Shifting...

    If I remember correctly it was the Shifting Clock. Thottbot link below

    http://thotbott.com/index.cgi?i=36198

    If I can ever log on I'll see if I can help.
  95. Thread: Sorry Vimu

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    Sorry Vimu

    I went to switch over to Anzha and ended up getting booted from the server. Now there are login issue due to high demand and I cannot even connect to Feathermoon. Hope to help you out another time....
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    Actually I wasn't there for BRD. It was an LBRS...

    Actually I wasn't there for BRD. It was an LBRS raid which converted into a UBRS raid at the last moment. Course I ended up dropping thanks to an untimely call from work. Sigh. Daetrin has only...
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    I cannot make Friday, but I could probably be on...

    I cannot make Friday, but I could probably be on Saturday night. Outside of that weekdays at 5pm server time work well for me.

    Vaslov
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    I would call this a successful run. Cerion,...

    I would call this a successful run. Cerion, Fuil, Zherva, and Vaslov, along with a good rogue, blew through BRD collecting some nice items and getting their stones for attunement. Ath was also...
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    Thanks for the quick reply Kris. Never caught...

    Thanks for the quick reply Kris. Never caught you on line. Ended up joining TakeIt today. Has most of the folks from GWP that I liked. Small at the moment, but we plan to grow.
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    In case somehow someone doesn't know where to get...

    In case somehow someone doesn't know where to get the details...

    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/burningcrusade/
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