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    Powering up Cursed items

    So.... cursed items. They're a staple of fantasy stories and common enough in some of the genre shows. D&D has had them too, but their implementation and what they bring to the story of the game sucks. At their best, they're an annoyance that players have to figure out a way around and then...
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    Mixing 3.0 and 3.5 SRD bits?

    A slightly odd question... The move from the 3.0 to the 3.5 SRD resulted in not just changes to the rules, but other changes too, such as descriptions disappearing. For example: In looking at the copyright section (section 15) we have: Now, I _believe_ that as long as I include _both_ of...
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    Counterspelling... another approach?

    Howdy! So, one of those staples that shows up in fiction is the mage duel. Books, anime, manga, movies... it's a great idea. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have made it to D&D in a particularly satisfying or easy fashion. There's been suggestions and ideas before, but I figured I'd float one...
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    Monsters, reskinning and whatever happened to templates?

    I've recently started looking back through templates for several reasons and I've been struck by the apparent lack of... anything... regarding them for some time. Sure, you can pick up the Book of Templates Deluxe from Silverthorne Games and there's the Advanced Bestiary from Green Ronin; both...
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    Psionics - What system/approach to use?

    So, as part of ongoing stuff, I find myself looking at psionics. And I'm wondering, what's the system I should go with and/or the approach I should take? On rather large consideration is the OGC aspect. Part of my problem is that I've never been in a game in the past 10 years that allowed...
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    [OGC] Aboleth material?

    Howdy folks, For a project I'm working on, I'm thinking of making the Aboleth be the bad guys. A big stretch I know. Anyway, I'm looking for some additional stuff to fill out what I've already got. Looking over at rpgnow, I see the following bits which might be useful: Monstrous Bloodlines -...
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    Doing Action Points differently

    Howdy, I'm thinking of starting up a Trailblazer game but the one thing I stumble on is Action Points. I personally absolutely loathe the way they're handled in d20, being given out when characters level. My own personal experience over the years (which apparently is different from everyone...
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    D&D 4E Castle Ravenloft boardgame as a simpler 4e?

    Perhaps a bit odd and maybe folks have already hashed this out... Background: I ran 4E for a while and found it to be fine. Some solid stuff in it, with one major problem: I don't like running minis-based games. I ran 4E without minis and it did just fine, but I'm also quite aware of the fact...
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    [3.x] Spells organised by Alignment?

    Howdy folks, Kind of an odd question, but does anyone know if someone took a stab at organising spells based on the "alignment" of the spell? We've got spells organised by schools and there's even a couple of stabs at organising them by MTG colors. But I don't know off the top of my head if...
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    [OGL] Generic Pantheon base?

    Howdy folks, a slightly odd question. I wasn't quite sure where to put this, so if it gets bumped to another section I understand. What I'm look for is a generic Pantheon that's available to use as a base. Allow me to explain... I'm working on a fantasy OGL SRD project and as usual the issue...
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    D&D 4E Is Essentials the answer to E6 for 4E?

    So, I'm a big fan of E6. If you're not familiar with the premise, you can find it here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/general-rpg-discussion/206323-e6-game-inside-d-d.html Now, before you go clicking the "reply" button, take a second to read the background so that the question (and therefore...
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    Is a retro-clone the right game for me?

    Howdy folks. By and large I haven't paid too much attention to the retro-clone stuff for a variety of reasons. But I've recently started thinking about doing a "standard" dungeoncrawling game at the local gameclub. It's a monthly meeting and I'm a fairly busy fellow, which combined with the...
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    Double check my houserules?

    *sigh* This was better formatted, but the post go eaten and I don't have the patience to go back and do it all over again.... I’ve got a list of houserules I’m planning on using (or thinking of) and I want to do a quick sanity check before I make them official in the game. The upcoming session...
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    Challenging Challenge Ratings: Other stuff?

    So I'm wandering through this and messing with some stuff and wondering..."what about stuff that's not in the core?" So, Auras for example. Lich has a fear (0.2), Angel has a Protection (0.5), Archon has Menace (0.2)... but what about if we want to grab something like the Dragon Shaman auras...
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    Alpha Playtest 2?

    Anyone happen to have a copy of the Alpha Playtest 2 rules they can ship me or point me towards? I apparently missed it back in the day and only found out today when I went rummaging through my stuff. I've got 1, 1.1, 3, and Beta, but no 2 :(
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    [Fantasy Concepts] Anyone playing/running this?

    A while back there was a lot of interest in some sort of a mash-up of Star Wars Saga and fantasy. There were two products to come out of that. One is a conversion that requires the use of the SWSE book(s). You can find that here: Sword and Sorcery Saga, by John "The Gneech" Robey The second...
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    [3.x] 3rd Party Hidden gems?

    So a lot of the time you'll get someone asking about "good 3rd party supplements" or rules, and you get the usual list of stuff from Green Ronin, Malhavok Press often shows up... the usual suspects. I'm curious about stuff more off the beaten path. It doesn't have to be strictly a supplement...
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    SRD Monsters in Excel format?

    Howdy. I seem to recall somewhere out there, an Excel file that's got all the monsters from the SRD listed in it. I don't think it had stat blocks, but had CR listing and some other bits filled in. I _think_ it also had drop-down menus, but I'm not sure. Anyone have any idea what I'm talking...
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    Smudged printing, and should I even bother?

    So, I'm trying to figure out whether or not I should ask for the 4th Ed books for XMas. At the end of the day, I've got no idea if the game is going to be cool or not. If I were to get the books, chances are I wouldn't be getting more than 3 books. Ever. Why? I don't see much point to it...
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    Everything is OGC... sorta... Forked Thread: Grand OGL Wiki (Updates)

    Forked from: Grand OGL Wiki (Updates) I'm kind of confused whenever I see something like this. All of the stuff is declared OGC and yet the publisher says "don't do anything with it because it's going to hurt us" in so many words. So what's the point of doing OGC stuff in the first place...