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  • fmitchell's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 AM
    Lately I've found myself fascinated by minimalist D&D rules like "Searchers of the Unknown" and its worthy successor "1974 Style". I also like the d20-only philosophy of True20 and Numenera's Only Players Roll principle. All three have collided in my brain to create the following incomplete...
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  • PnP News Bot's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 AM
    PnP News Bot started a thread [Kobold Quarterly] Prepared!: Not-Quite-Right Magical Treasures in News
    Originally posted on 01-27-2015 02:01 AM at koboldquarterly.com For every successfully enchanted sword, there are a score of fizzled failures. A ring of great power must have unimpressive cousins—better suited to a smelter than a hero’s finger. Sometimes your adventurers deserve a reward that is...
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  • EG2's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 AM
    I think a lot has to do with the group you have at the table. If you've properly screened your players from the start for a more r/p kind of campaign, it should work out fine. If participants play their characters well, the "spectators" should be entertained almost as much as the participants,...
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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 AM
    I totally agree with you Zus. The whole break up of Strength/Dex always seemed strange to me. Yes, you don't have to be super strong to be pretty dexterous. But as you reach the extremes, like what a 18 Dex would suggest (with no core strength) or even the fighting abilities that a 18 Str would...
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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 AM
    Wow, am. Hmmm. Other then pointing things out to the party, which has already happened, I don't know what else Yrisz can provide to bypassing this trap. Why don't we slide one of those sealed amphoras of something (a medium sized one I think) through those squares like a shuffle board puck (if...
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  • Fasbold's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    The Marmalade Dog 20 Gaming Convention will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 6, 7, & 8, 2015 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. I will be running Village Of Hommlet using AD&D, as part of the OSR track. There will be several tables each day with other modules and rules. See...
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    My intention is to make the player characters more robust with respect to their attack and defense bonuses against equivalent-level opponents. This will free up character feats for their original purpose of allowing unique customizations. It should also allow the party to defeat enemies more...
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  • jpatterson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    See, while I applaud these sharings of people's ideas and conclusions, and I think gamers are all the better for them, at the very least, the people that post them, I think there is something even more interesting on display here. I agree with the essence of the words in the original post - the...
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  • PrometheanVigil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    UPDATE: The next sessions of LDRC will be hosted this Sunday (01/02/2015) and on 08/02/2015 between 13:00 (1PM) and 16:00 (4PM) as part of our regular, weekly schedule. Please see this forum post http://www.penandpapergames.com/foru...718#post189718) or our Meetup site -- linked below -- for...
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  • Morashitar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    Yes I was thinking of a movie called "Stardust" and there was a druid that had to throw rocks up to foretell the future of a prince. Later the prince saw that it was a hoax as the druid was a spy for another prince (his brother). Funny movie but the ideas of throwing rocks or bones goes back to...
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  • Skulldixon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    Hey Everybody, My game is finally done and the PDF is up for sell. Hopefully I will have the book approved soon and have the game up for POD as well. http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/143319/Cleadonia-A-High-Fantasy-Adventure-Game
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  • Malk0lm's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    Sorry, that was copypasta from Ith's post.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    Yeah. We want details! I shiver to think of diceless games though. The dice are magical little gems that hold the answers to everything within them. Why pass up such cool, little baubles? One reason to skip them is that most dice rely on numbers, which require mathematical thinking instead...
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  • falinxelote's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    wow colored rocks idea might be a good alternative for a game I'm working on actually. There are multiple types of abilities and defenses as well as terrain battle effect. You could have a rating say 1 -10 and you put into a battle cup your ability stone. Then in goes your opponents defense stones...
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  • Palpatim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 AM
    My in-game post introduces Rogur's new feat, "Disciple of Shadow," which grants him Darkvision 2. It should make him a lot more useful on stealthy scouting, since he'll no longer have to carry a light. The relatively limited range makes it unlikely that he'll be able to give descriptions of large...
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  • Palpatim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Palpatim replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    Rogur scrambles down the rope and moves into the mouth of the eastern passageway, peering around as the others experiment with the oil. Noxias' spells make pools of oil gutter and flare, and shadows writhe on the wall. Rogur curses as he squints into the darkness, trying to keep watch. The contrast...
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  • Morashitar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 AM
    Hi Falinxelote good to see you. Well let us see here. A lot of questions! What are your criteria for selecting a system? I personally enjoy reading the many different systems that have been published, but personally prefer to just make my own game system from scratch. Why? I think just...
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  • Zus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 AM
    Uses for the oil: - Insect murder (Nature/horticulture roll I guess): If we can mix the oil with water and disperse it somehow in the bug room, we can cover a large number of insects with relatively small amount of oil. The oil quickly interferes with their breathing by closing up breathing...
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  • falinxelote's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 AM
    I thought of another question, Is there a mechanic that could replace dice? Like lock picking by solving a maze puzzle.
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  • falinxelote's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 AM
    What are your criteria for selecting a system? Dice, character ability, play-ability, rules, etc... I know a lot of folks on this site like rules lite but what constitutes a good rules lite system? What makes it rules lite but not skimping on the right details? What would you like to see in a...
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  • PnP News Bot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 AM
    Originally posted on 01-26-2015 02:01 AM at koboldquarterly.com Every season brings a fresh round of disputes the Imperial Court must entertain. Feel free to use them as scenarios for roleplaying-focused sessions or as seeds for adventures across the Grand Duchy. Here, then, are the petitions...
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 AM
    It's a good thing it's not a history check but a Prestidigitation cantrip. Basically, Rogur lowers an amphora marked oil down. Noxias removes the crumbling seal and immediately detects extremely rancid-smelling seed oil. Pouring a little bit on the ground and setting the amphora a good few feet...
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  • MortonStromgal's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 10:58 PM
    Currently Full and 3rd Edition. Feel free to PM me if your interested if there is an opening.
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  • Malk0lm's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 06:32 PM
    I have MSDN so I can give you a copy of the latest version of Windows if you want. But it sounds like you're a Mac person. Nox will experiment a bit with the oil to see how flammable it is. Thanks!
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  • Morashitar's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 05:39 PM
    Great books to help create your world. The list will get larger as I read more books on the subject. Wonderbook - The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandermeer Writing Monsters - How to Craft Believably Terrifying Creatures to Enhance Your Horror, Fantasy, and...
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  • Morashitar's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 05:30 PM
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    01-25-2015, 05:21 PM
    I have also asked these questions in the past. The only way I would find out is by trying to host such a game. This is what I have learned from it so far. 1. Only host to a group that is genuinely interested in pacifism otherwise it will not work. 2. Keep the roleplayers occupied with...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 11:18 AM
    Malruhn - good points. Some bad guys are all about death, but let's be real here: the only creatures that don't have an interest in self-preservation are undead, robots, and living things who are guarding something more valuable than life (like their kids). Don't let the thread name fool you, by...
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  • Morashitar's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 09:39 AM
    In my homebrew game I provide the possibility to live a peaceful life in a hard time. I show that one can contribute to society without having to be an adventurer killing monsters to protect a town. How? - start with an apprenticeship and have them build to be master of a skill to eventually own...
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