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  1. Archade

    Need Recommendations For A Gaming Table

    I wanted something a little fancier ... but that is my fallback plan ...
  2. Archade

    Need Recommendations For A Gaming Table

    Hey folks ... I'm looking to replace my gaming table set up. Currently I use two Ikea expandable tables that have end leaves that go from 3x3 to 3x5, so combined it's 6x4 or 6x5. What I'm looking for is a collapsing or foldable 4x6 ... anyone have any recommendations?
  3. Archade

    OSR New Blog - DCC RPG Boggard

    Hey everyone, It's been a while since I blogged, and I'm working on a potential DCC RPG Barrowmaze game when in-person gaming can resume. So I made another entry in my bestiary, the Boggard ... but not the one you are thinking of...
  4. Archade

    OSR DCC Augury Tables Expanded

    It's been a little while since I blogged, so as I sit here enjoying my New Year's Day tradition of watching the entire LOTR trilogy (expanded DVD set, of course) and eating Chinese food, I thought I would post our DCC group's expanded augury table. It also occurs to me this is usable for your...
  5. Archade

    D&D 5E New Blog - Faction Mechanics - Generic Factions

    Yep, absolutely! If the PCs try to build renown with competing or opposing factions, I'd offset gains 1 to 2 or 1 to 1, if the factions know what you are doing -- the Merchant Council won't appreciate you doing side gigs for the Thieves' Guild ...
  6. Archade

    D&D 5E New Blog - Faction Mechanics - Generic Factions

    I'll be interested to see that! I'm wondering how heavy the mechanics might be ...
  7. Archade

    D&D 5E New Blog - Faction Mechanics - Generic Factions

    New blog is up! Something I did in my home campaign is build some light faction rules for generic organizations, to hook players into not just doing a good deed for the Temple of Churcainn, or the Merchant Council of Goethe, but also motivate them to be hooked and immersed in the world's...
  8. Archade

    D&D General In the Beginning ...

    Got a creation myth for your world? How many years ago did the celestials fall to the Nine Hells? Why is sorcery different than wizardry? Why do people worship the gods? Here's my blog article explaining what I wrote for my campaign world ...
  9. Archade

    D&D 5E Making 5E Feel Old School

    It's a fair question, and I take it as a genuine one. Here's what I think. I've played all sorts of games. D&D, AD&D, D&D 2E, Gurps, Fantasy Hero, Call of Cthulu, Paranoia, Harnmaster, D&D 3E, D&D 3.5E, Pathfinder, DCC, D&D 5E ... lots of other ones too. Each game has a different flavour ...
  10. Archade

    D&D 5E Making 5E Feel Old School

    I have! Love the stuff Goodman Games puts out, they truly get it ...
  11. Archade

    D&D 5E Making 5E Feel Old School

    I'm a huge fan of 3d6 in order for my DCC games, but I am not sure that would work in a 5E game, as stats are a lot more critical to character success in the long run where 1E/AD&D stats are less integral without skills and lower bonuses/penalties to combat and saving throws. That being said...
  12. Archade

    D&D 5E Making 5E Feel Old School

    Love Rappan Athuk!
  13. Archade

    D&D 5E Making 5E Feel Old School

    Interesting idea ... I looked at the Wight and it's level drain is pretty kind compared to AD&D days, but the old school permanent loss of XP is definitely too punitive. Maybe change it to a restoration of 1 hp per day? Or a level of exhaustion that requires a potent cure spell to remove?
  14. Archade

    D&D 5E Making 5E Feel Old School

    This week's blog, looking at the small changes I made to my 5E campaign to make it feel old school, without breaking the game ... http://archadestower.blogspot.com/2018/12/making-5e-feel-old-school.html
  15. Archade

    DCC Encumbrance Simplified

    Agreed JD, it's all numbers. Smaller numbers are easier to manage by players, easier to adjudicate by GMs, and leaves more time for adventuring.
  16. Archade

    DCC Encumbrance Simplified

    Because my players tend to lose track of what they are carrying ... suddenly they've looted 16 sets of chainmail, a tapestry, 16 spears, and 12,000 gp ... and don't have an easy explanation of who is carrying what .... This is a simpler alternative to bookkeeping for my game ...
  17. Archade

    DCC Encumbrance Simplified

    Hey folks, new article at my blog, this is a simplified encumbrance system for characters in Dungeon Crawl Classics, but easily ported to any other system ... https://archadestower.blogspot.com/2020/10/dcc-encumbrance-simplified.html
  18. Archade

    DCC Bestiary Entry - Ashray

    Hi guys, Just posted my latest blog article for the DCC RPG ruleset, my take on a less boring lizard man ... https://archadestower.blogspot.com/2020/05/dcc-bestiary-ashray.html
  19. Archade

    D&D 5E 5E Economics - Armor, Cortine Steel & Elven Chain

    Gave it some thought, you are absolutely right … made the following changes, since Mithral armor counts as one armor weight class less: Mithral Shirt is now 13 AC plus Dex (no max since it's light armor) Mithral Breastplate is now 14 AC plus Dex (no max since it's light armor) Mithral Chain is...
  20. Archade

    D&D 5E 5E Economics - Armor, Cortine Steel & Elven Chain

    Or fractured kingdoms …. In my campaign the Verdraaken Empire fell 1600 years ago, so some of the former provinces have formed their own principalities (Tellmarch, Aldermarch, Wymarch), there are some independent but small kingdoms (Gnelland, Arcavia, Nordell), and inbetween them all city-states...
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