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  1. Mad_Jack

    Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within

    Not dead, just mostly offline. Not that you cared, just didn't want you stealing my stuff, lol.
  2. Mad_Jack

    The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread

    I wouldn't describe any D20 system as "crunch-light", not even 5E...
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    The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread

    It wasn't the length of the hair in my town (at least among people our own age) so much as the styling - long straight hair was metal, lol... But if you had big floofy hair like Bon Jovi and weren't one of the rock/metal crowd, chances were you'd end up getting crap for being a prettyboy.
  4. Mad_Jack

    The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread

    Back in '84, I was just starting junior high, so it was KISS, Twisted Sister, Van Halen, etc...* In my upper-working-class neighborhood, if your hair was prettier than your girlfriend's, you'd better be wearing a leather jacket, lol... * (And oddly, the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin...)
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    The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread

    Until you posted that video, I'd never even heard another A-Ha song, lol... Back in the '80's I was more into the flannel and spikes hard rock crowd than the prettyboy synth stuff. Click on the last page of the thread and close your eyes while scrolling to the bottom of the page, then scroll...
  6. Mad_Jack

    RPG Inspiration: Non-Fiction

    Michael Chrichton's Eaters of the Dead (aka The 13th Warrior) is based off of the real-life travel journals of an Arab who traveled all the way to western Russia (and very nearly Europe) in the 13th (?) century, with the Beowulf legend and some Neanderthals thrown in. I've always loved coming...
  7. Mad_Jack

    D&D 5E New Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn Revisited

    Definitely - if all those dice could be used for any maneuvers and reset on a short rest, if you're willing to blow all your dice in one fight you could pull some 3.5-style shenanigans...
  8. Mad_Jack

    The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread

    Don't make me have to bust out the Steel Panther videos...
  9. Mad_Jack

    The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread

    Yeah. Not paying $2.49 for the privilege of doing it to one burger, either, when I can get the same results cheaper (and more of it) by doing it myself.
  10. Mad_Jack

    D&D 5E New Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn Revisited

    Some of which are only useable with the maneuvers from those KoS feats. Which isn't going to give your character so much of a straight power boost (unless those are the primary maneuvers you plan to have your character use) as giving them more flexibility in combat since they don't have to worry...
  11. Mad_Jack

    D&D General Does you campaign setting match where you live?

    I don't really have a default climate for my games, but different types of stories tend to work better or be more common in certain environments, so the types of stories I'm planning to tell during a particular campaign tend to heavily influence the general environment of the world I set them...
  12. Mad_Jack

    Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within

    While this is certainly true, it also made him hard to work with, since he was constantly stressed out and screaming at everyone over insignificant things. In other news...
  13. Mad_Jack

    Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within

    Gawd... The head of Maintenance at my old job spent twenty years doing confined space stuff at one of his previous jobs, and it had made him completely frackin' mental... He was so paranoid about safety consciousness that you couldn't unjam a damn stapler without him freaking out about it unless...
  14. Mad_Jack

    D&D 5E New Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn Revisited

    And the UA also states that the KoS dice only refresh on a long rest, which is different than the regular battlemaster/feat dice.
  15. Mad_Jack

    D&D 5E New Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn Revisited

    Did they post something else about it on social media or someplace else since they put out that pdf?
  16. Mad_Jack

    D&D 5E New Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn Revisited

    A KoS battlemaster is going to be a complicated thing to keep track of... "These dice are d6s, and you can use them only with the maneuver you gain from this feat and with any maneuvers you gain from feats that have this feat as a prerequisite." That's two separate pools of superiority...
  17. Mad_Jack

    D&D 5E Why Play Spelljammer Over a Regular Pirate Campaign?

    Aside from the particular flavor of the setting itself, Spelljammer is also sort of the D&D equivalent of RIFTS... You can have a party with any combination of races and classes no matter how diverse without having to come up with bizarre reasons why there's one single warforged artificer...
  18. Mad_Jack

    D&D 5E Turn into vampire with wish?

    Player:" I wish to be a vampire" DM: "Okay, you suck." :p
  19. Mad_Jack

    What was the first music album you bought?

    Probably either Grateful Dead or Janis Joplin on cassette - I was big into those when I was in junior high and first starting to buy my own stuff.
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