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  • fmitchell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:34 AM
    I've only read D&D 5 Basic, but really it's not far off from Red Box if you ignore some of the tedious prose. No feats in Basic; they're optional in the PHB, I hear. Skills are still there, but only Untrained (raw stat bonus only) or Trained (stat + level-based Proficiency Bonus). "Backgrounds"...
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    Yesterday, 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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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    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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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 01:21 AM
    Palp as for using dex for jumping in D&D, well that is a subject near to my heart as I play mostly finesse based characters in most versions of D&D. Though in 4e, the very un-dex based Cleric and Paladins have been my character of choose until they finally published the Assassin, which is again...
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    01-25-2015, 12:57 AM
    Ithelryn replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    "That mark is for oil," Yrisz says before Noxias can, as she holds up her torch to see better. "I'm rather sure Derim and you will be able to find something creative to do with that much oil," she says looking back towards the grave spearman. "If all that wine has spoiled then perhaps we...
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    01-25-2015, 12:50 AM
    Hi All, I've just caught up and realized that Girl B's player wasn't horribly missed, thankfully. During the finishing touches of 'fixing' my computer I managed to nuke everything to hell, and I also figured out that most of my OS are now under supported by Apple and Microsoft, so re-installing...
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    01-24-2015, 10:52 PM
    pkapera started a thread [Crafty] Mistborn Allomancy Dice Pre-Order in News
    Originally posted on 01-22-2015 08:42 PM by Crafty_Alex from Crafty Games: Mistborn Allomancy Dice Pre-Order 10-Die Set $14.95 Bring the magic of Allomancy to your favorite games!
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    01-24-2015, 05:17 PM
    as to what i have so far, i now have exactly three rules, which rules even combined are so simple it is actually a diceless system. the first rule describes how to build a character. the second rule describes how traits work. the third rule describes how to resolve conflicts. without going...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 04:53 PM
    hmmm. please go take a look at my rules-light game thread over in the independent/small press sub-forum, if you haven't already - and even if you have, please provide more feedback. on one paw, i've found that while i like having a large range of options available for a character, that does not...
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  • fmitchell's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 01:05 PM
    Hm, I never really drank the D&D kool-aid. My introduction to RPGs was Metagaming's Melee and Wizard. Maybe I should dust off my old The Fantasy Trip books? (Or Dark City Games' "Legends of ..." series.) Realistically, though, RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu are the first games I truly fell in...
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  • trechriron's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 12:45 PM
    So, I've come full circle. I'm back with my first love - D&D. This is my "why". It's important for me to share, as my hope is to provide insight into the mind of a habitual system-addict, manic seeker of the "perfect medium complexity depth because #feelings" RPG and perhaps help other...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    01-18-2015, 09:17 PM
    welcome!
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  • Matt James's Avatar
    01-17-2015, 11:55 AM
    Welcome to the site!
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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    01-14-2015, 01:43 AM
    Hi all. I nuked my computer back to the stone ages putting a new OS on it (lucky for me I have a healthy habit of backing things up almost once a month), but I'm just getting my computer back online. Stay away from Mac OS 10.10, it looks good on paper, but that's about it (it did play Youtube...
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  • Matt James's Avatar
    01-12-2015, 09:19 AM
    Matt James replied to a thread Chat is Broken For Me in Feedback
    Yeah, I'm not sure what keeps knocking it offline. I'll speak with Farcaster and see if we can dig through mountains of logs on the server.
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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    01-11-2015, 09:47 PM
    Actually, I was rather hoping for a double short rest, if we can find a good place to do so. The first one for Yrisz to Maximize her Healing Words, giving one to Rogur and one to Konstansz. Derim doesn't need Yrisz help if he wants to heal to full using a healing surge. How does that sound?
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  • Matt James's Avatar
    01-09-2015, 08:58 AM
    I love anything that helps make the game run more smoothly, and facilitates roleplaying. It seems cards and apps help take away these meta-distractions, so I'm all for them.
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    I just realized it's the same color I have on my walls.
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    Hey FC. What's going on?
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    Hi Farcaster, just wanted to say this is a very well established site and I'm very impressed. I also thank you because this site will help me find players in my area!
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    Farcaster, please forgive me for posting this here, but I've tried PMing you several times recently and was never answered any of them, so maybe my account won't send PM's?

    I'm sorry if I've annoyed you in any way, I know I've screwed up and such, but I hope you understand I've genuinely tried to be good, it was never my intention to cause any harm.

    I've patiently waited out my infraction time, but when I tried to join the chat (for a game a friend of mine scheduled, Juno-Ome to be specific) it says I'm still banned.

    I agree PM's would be a better place to discuss this, so please PM me a response. Again, I'm sorry, but I have no where else to turn.
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    Thank you, but I can't take credit. It was found here http://kerembeyit.deviantart.com/. He did a long series of dragons that I really like, including a steampunk dragon.
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    As xclose as I could get. It's eye easy and keeps the contrast with the text.
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    I posted this on my blog, but i would like to see it have more exposure to see what reactions from users on this site are... check this out and see if its something you may want to put out with higher visibility

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    Hehe Cool, I have some other ones that are a bit funny but way to big!
  9. That picture was taken at the Wizards of the Coast home office just moments after I had bipped it in the nose and sent it swinging on it's support wires.
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    That is a NICE dragon! Is it yours. or were you visiting somewhere?
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The Gatekeeper Campaign Log

by Farcaster on 10-14-2011 at 07:14 PM
I kicked off a new campaign about a year and a half ago called "The Gatekeeper," and I have had the extremely good fortune of having a published WotC designer and author at the table with us, Mr. Erik Scott de Bie. Erik, I have come to find out, is a tenacious writer. In the first few weeks of our game, he actually sent me more post game followup than all my players combined have sent me in the following year.

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The Year of Blue Fire: Gearing Up

by Farcaster on 12-13-2010 at 02:52 PM
So, our first game for the Year of Blue Fire campaign is coming up this Friday. Iíve got the basic concept together for the first adventure, but I still need to sit down and stat out potential encounters and spend some time jotting down key locations and information. I usually work well under pressure and it is a first level game, so Iím not too worried about it.

Iíve decided to try out logging the campaign on Obsidian Portal. I created a campaign there last night. So far, Iíve only

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The Year of Blue Fire - Campaign Background

by Farcaster on 11-22-2010 at 04:14 PM
I am starting up another campaign soon. I may be a little crazy for trying to run two games simulateously and "assist-DM" in a third, but I just couldn't resist when my buddy asked me to run a game for a group he was putting together.

Unlike most games I have run in the past, I'm not coming to the table with a campaign idea already in hand. Instead, I am working with the players to create their backgrounds and then I am going to build the campaign organically from their

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Have you checked out d20Pro?

by Farcaster on 04-22-2010 at 03:58 PM
d20pro pushed out an update today. Version 2.1 is out of beta and available for download.

You know, I recently ran a 4th edition demo game using d20pro. It's actually a pretty sweet little app for running remote games, and even for using as a digital replacement for your battlemat at your regular face-to-face games as well. It was designed specifically for the d20 OGL ruleset and has a set of plugins to integrate nicely with Pathfinder. There are also patches for 4th edition, and

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Why I'm Starting to Consider the iPad...

by Farcaster on 03-01-2010 at 11:00 AM
A few short weeks ago when the iPad was first announced, I was not among the throng of excited Apple groupies who had already made up their minds before Steve Jobs took one step onto the podium that I would be buying this device no matter what it did. I've never quite understood the mentality of if it has XYZ sticker, I simply must have it, and that extends to the iWhatever-the-Hell-They-Come-Up-with-Next. I was a late adopter to the iPod, simply because I never wanted to spend

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