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    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    Trek Creative Wiki: A resource for games if you will. What is Trek Creative Trekcreative is a mailing list for the discussion and creation of Star Trek fan fiction. We discuss stories in progress, your views on the Star Trek universe at large, and other issues and questions related...
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    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    Vista City Wiki Static on the radio. Bubba tapped the tuning button again. Finally the station came through. "This is your Midnight Rambler. Something is staking the dark alleys of Vista City. Two men skeletonized and a skinhead found plum mad screaming about worms. Keep you heat close...
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    Yesterday, 11:27 AM
    I favor session awards myself. It is a natural point at which to wrap the evening. It gives the players time to conetmplate where to put said points before the next session.
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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    Some times I let them write it. I have started scenarios where I have not a clue as to the driection it is headed and let the players write it for me. They are very good.
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    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    Rule one for a detailed world: Never throw anything away. Much easier in this world of tereabyte hard drives. One doesn't get buried by paper that way. I came close at one point. I have several artifacts from my game sitting on the desk right now. Two are hand written, one typed on my old...
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    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    tesral started a thread [DM / Player Tools] Good Artist in Campaign Resources
    Goes by the handle of Leucrotta http://www.furaffinity.net/user/leucrotta/ And http://pachycrocuta.deviantart.com/ Good D&D oriented fantasy art with a touch of old school feel.
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    Yesterday, 10:51 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Spells / Magic] Mass Sheep in Campaign Resources
    My brain goes there. Working on a mass sleep power and well, it's only one letter.,
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    10-20-2014, 10:07 PM
    Hmm Only one other forum, is All Scale Trek, a Star Terk modeling forum. A couple of art sites from intresting art, and a bunch of e-mail lists. Website are my own wikis and news sites.
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    10-20-2014, 05:38 PM
    tesral started a thread [Spells / Magic] Mass Sheep in Campaign Resources
    Mass Sheep Summoning Level: Mage 4 Components: V, S, M Casting Time: 1 round Range: 120'r Effect: one sheep per level of the caster. Duration: Instantaneous Saving Throw: No
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    10-20-2014, 08:12 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    Yep, Updated again. Many new items. Digging thpough the old papers I found three more, two loose and one held to add as well. http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/fantasy/.../Artifacts.pdf I need to add an appendix of the materials and the spells in use.
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    10-19-2014, 07:38 PM
    The Hero system of Exp I suppose, big chunky units that are spent on improving the PC or buy down disadvantages.
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    10-19-2014, 07:33 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    I'm cranking out more.
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    10-19-2014, 10:34 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    Glop: A gallon flask that gurgles and bubbles with a blackish brown ooze. Glop can be eaten or drunk (kinda). Glop will heal your wounds instantly (kinda). Glop fills the cuts and punctures with glop skin, a shinny blackish brown film. For every ten points of glop healed damage you have you...
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    10-18-2014, 11:28 AM
    tesral replied to a thread What OS are you using? in Off Topic
    I try to keep the same version of openSUSE on both my laptop and my desktop. It's easier that way. My laptop is slowly falling behind. "The Beast", the desk top and the case. All Scale Trek forum shown.
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    10-18-2014, 11:20 AM
    tesral replied to a thread Graphic Design Question. in Off Topic
    GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a great tool. It beats Photoshop in one very important category, price. And it runs on all OS platforms. I'm having a few issues with the changes made in 2.8 Leaning curves suck.
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    10-18-2014, 11:15 AM
    Not to hijackthe thread by my elxcierace with 2e was that things like the skills system crippled certain classes as to being a yes game. Likewise feats hobbled anyone bet a fighters as the feat trees required lots of feats as only fighters had. I tried ot build a broadly knowledgeable...
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    10-18-2014, 10:57 AM
    90% of the detail in my world is for me. No one else will ever read it but it is a remainder to me, two years later what the heck that was about. It keeps me consistent.
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    10-18-2014, 02:51 AM
    Can you give us a thumbnail of what you did?
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    10-18-2014, 02:48 AM
    tesral started a thread One Geek in Feedback
    What every happened to JessHartley and her advice column? I rather miss them.
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    10-18-2014, 12:44 AM
    Back again the intertubes have been boring. I have not been idle gaming wise. My Saturday group has started a new campaign with a Norse feel. They are out to become the rulers of the north. I have been working to get my long running game down in some coherent fashion. Two complete...
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    10-18-2014, 12:23 AM
    Lightweight? I like medium weight myself. I'm enough of a war gamer to like a bit of crunch in my game. True 20 is way to light for my taste. On the other hand a simulationist combat system takes way too muich time and effort. What do I like? Yes systems. A system that doen't default to...
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    10-18-2014, 12:16 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    I have one player I would rather give a +5 sword than a qual's feather token and a "useless item" I gave out these spectacles that either drew a lighter object to you or you to a heavier object, what every you looked at. Man he abused the hell out of that thing. Right now they have the Aesir...
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    10-17-2014, 10:30 PM
    tesral replied to a thread The level up thread! in Off Topic
    The reason for this thread doesn't even exist anymore.
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    10-17-2014, 08:51 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    A few minor tweaks as the Ax of the Dwarven Lords was a spelling horror show. http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/fantasy/.../Artifacts.pdf
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    10-17-2014, 08:41 PM
    tesral replied to a thread The level up thread! in Off Topic
    Of same by as I understand it Dixie was a oooold girlfriend., They is no longer an item for like the last 20 years or more. And yea we are both thicker about the middle. (You do realize that post was 2011.) Aah hahahahahaha I have necroed the longest threat EVER!
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    10-16-2014, 04:11 PM
    You are now talking system. Most game systems avoid one hit one kill because it goes through PCs too fast. It lacks that Heroic feel. Personally I would keep the damage similar. For myself I generally give bullet 2dX. From Colt .25 autos at 2d4 to the .45 ACP at 2d10. Pistols are graded...
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    10-16-2014, 04:00 PM
    I use it for all eras. And no not usually weapons. You are expected to have gotten weapons. It is for the flashlight, torches, tent spikes, food, coil of rope, and the other things people usually forget to list. Now you can have an assault rifle and a pack of ammo, but don't ask for a wound...
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    10-16-2014, 03:54 PM
    Dice rolling app on you phone. Stop watch function, hundredths of a second. Stop, divide by what you need to for the die you need. Or, carry dice like I do.
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    10-16-2014, 06:47 AM
    tesral replied to a thread London Calling... in Introductions
    Welcome aboard kid.
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    10-15-2014, 05:18 PM
    tesral replied to a thread The level up thread! in Off Topic
    It's so on!
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