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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    I disagree, Tes. I think we were endangered when the first modules were printed, but enough of us out there LIKE to wing it that we aren't that endangered. Or at least that's the reality that I'm clinging to...
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    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Malruhn replied to a thread Why Fantasy? in Fantasy Discussion
    I'll toss my ten cents in (because my two cents are free), and I apologize in advance, because I may piss some folks off. Playing games is a time sink - a total waste of time. This leads me to genre. I can envision myself in EVERY other genre out there: I can see myself with a hat and six-guns...
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Malruhn replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    Oh. My. FLYING UNICORNS!!! The amount of butthurt is AMAZING for this - both in and out of game!! We have a player that recently was caught fudging dice rolls - he was a 4th level thief doing upwards of 60 points of damage on a sneak attack - even when he rolled 1's and 2's on his dice. When...
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  • Skunkape's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 AM
    I hang out regularly at quite a few different sites... BRP Central Hirst Arts Forum Here of course The Tampa Bay Gaming Group World Works Games Fat Dragon Games DMs Craft Occasionally I go to these sites...
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  • Skunkape's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 AM
    Skunkape replied to a thread Why Fantasy? in Fantasy Discussion
    I'm right there with you!
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 10:00 PM
    so has anyone ever ran across a simplistic or simplify-able tactical system they would like to share or invent on the spot?
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 09:51 PM
    i used to hang out at animemuck a lot. still visit on occasion.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 09:46 PM
    She shakes your hand, seemingly quite relieved. The two of you set off. Over the next day the town resolves into a sprawling mess of buildings, not really a city; it looks more like three or four small towns and maybe a village or two expanded and ran into each other, leaving oddly clumped open...
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  • Skunkape's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 11:54 AM
    That's a very good quote!
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    10-29-2014, 11:48 AM
    Skunkape replied to a thread Why Fantasy? in Fantasy Discussion
    I run all kinds of games in different time periods, it all depends on the type of game I'm looking for. Here's my insight on why I think people prefer the various genres, your opinions and mileage may vary!:D Fantasy - I believe people like fantasy games because usually, player can get away with...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 09:51 AM
    maybe I'm just spoiled by my experiences, but I wasn't really aware that there WAS another way to run a game other than let the players, you know, participate? shared game = shared creativity, or so I thought. sure, one person may be the driving force for a particular game or campaign, but it's...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 09:28 AM
    nijineko replied to a thread Why Fantasy? in Fantasy Discussion
    well, I can't say I do fantasy gaming instead of any of the others.... for me the attraction is the same regardless of genre - posing an impossible (or implausible) problem, and then solving it within the context of given conceptual framework.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 11:05 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    that would have been a most desirable item in this one game of robotech that i recall....
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 10:59 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    it saddens me how many players seemed shocked by natural consequences to their actions... actually that happens a lot in real life too, now that i contemplate it a bit.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 10:50 PM
    Init: Prii, Oo, Ii, Aa Will: Prii, Oo, Ii, Aa There may be conditional modifiers depending on the nature of stuff.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 10:16 PM
    Tala is out of magic 3rd and above, but i think everyone is still decent on health. and her highness? last i recall she was seriously grousing about not getting to have some clobberin' time.
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  • Skunkape's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 11:03 AM
    Looking for players for a long term, well developed campaign world using the Magic World BRP game system. The system has been around for a few decades, using the same basic rules system as the popular Call of Cthulhu game. The system focuses on a characters skills not level and tends to be a...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 09:08 AM
    nijineko created a blog entry Rule of Yes in nijineko's world
    In my various campaign rules postings, I have listed my preferences as a GM. However, I would like it explicitly stated that I believe in the Rule of Yes: if it is not forbidden or defined, it's allowable; and even if it is forbidden and/or defined, we can discuss a workaround... - and am willing...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 09:03 AM
    ummm, i think that is a dm fault, not a system fault. my 3.x games have always defaulted to the rule of yes. and whenever they haven't, it was because of the DM. now, is 3.x a "good" system by your last bit of criteria there? 3.x does make mention of using the rules to enable the players, but the...
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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 02:11 AM
    Malruhn replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    Where does robbery come in? You know - whip out a knife and threaten to stick someone unless they hand over the goodies? It isn't officially "theft" by the definitions above, and it might be under some others, I'm just curious.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 09:14 AM
    Here's the rolls: PS: if struck, the creature is now considered flanked until Path's next turn. Miss chance dmg initiative will, add 2 if enchantment effect
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  • Skunkape's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 04:01 PM
    The Minecraft version is neat, but I find that it's missing a lot of the locals that you would expect. For instance, I've gone looking for the Prancing Pony in Bree, and so far can't even find the village. But considering how Minecraft's are made, I can understand if the village isn't in the map.
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    10-24-2014, 02:23 PM
    Skunkape replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    Good info on how you handle law tesral, thanks for posting.
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    10-24-2014, 02:20 PM
    Skunkape replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] Observations and questions. in Campaign Resources
    Don't really know how to answer that. On one hand, people might be missing the info there, but on the other hand, if they were really looking for that info, you would think that would look around for it. But I also know that quite often, I don't always use the right words in my search criteria, so...
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  • Skunkape's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 02:15 PM
    Skunkape replied to a thread [Maps] Seahaven map. in Campaign Resources
    It is a website for map makers! http://www.cartographersguild.com/content/ Lots of good things there, including tutorials for making maps and maps that others have made! I visit there as often as I can! I agree, your map looks good!
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  • Skunkape's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 09:23 AM
    When I have the time... PC Games MineCraft - Lord Of The Rings mod Pathfinder Online - Alpha RPGs Basic Role Playing system - Aces High and Magic World subsystems Pathfinder
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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 04:18 PM
    I always twisted the D&D rule about, "That which is not permitted is forbidden," into, "That which is not permitted is allowed and we'll crunch it out when it occurs."
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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 04:15 PM
    I agree with that - "sandbox" scenarios and campaigns can be VERY well written... Something a published writer with whom I am friends just suggested was to consider WHY when writing. Also, if it isn't germane to the plot/idea, don't put it in. Nobody cares if the hero likes the smell of oleander...
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    10-21-2014, 10:38 AM
    Malruhn replied to a thread [Spells / Magic] Mass Sheep in Campaign Resources
    Stupid spells like this could save a village from starvation and earn SERIOUS reputation bonuses for a caster.
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    10-17-2014, 10:44 PM
    Malruhn replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    I introduced a bunch of "crap" magical items to a group once that whined and complained about how useless they were. Fast forward a year, the campaign ran its course and a new DM starts a new campaign. Session three, the biggest whiner starts asking the DM how much a Cauldron of Cooking would...
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    Are you currently conducting a game? I've been playing D&D since the 70s, but haven't done any PnP since the release of 3.0.
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    I'm mildly confused (which is an improvement, really). Your about me says your in Mass. but the map has you in Burlington VT. I'm gonna assume, since there's more evidence for it, that you're in Mass., which is very disappointing for me. Anyway, I wasn't sure if you knew that there was a... discrepancy, I guess is the word I'll go with (as an English major I can never seem to decide on just one, lol) there... so... Best wishes.
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    Malruhn ran a game (in which I participated as a principal character) for about two+ years (?) from ~89-91 I think. He is an incredibly creative, fair, and fun GM. Give him a shot if you can. It is time well spent.
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    I am also looking to play again. My age is 24 but have been playing on and off for around 10 or so years. Also i know my brother will play also. Anyways hit me up if u are intrested
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    Due to attrition and professional success, our gaming group needs more members. We meet biweekly in Weymouth.

    Currently we meet on Mondays, though that's slightly flexible.

    We're just finishing a campaign and have started looking for more players. Collectively we're conversant with every major RPG. We're also individually nice, well-adjusted folk who want to play games as much as tell stories. We don't really have a system preference - its more "GM's choice".

    The current plan is to start a DnD v3.5 game with me GMing. I'm a decent GM but we're always willing to have more GMs in the group and our next undertaking isn't set in stone.

    If you want a group to GM for then we may be it. If you want a group to play with and don't ever wear capes to games, then we could be a good fit for you.

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    Nice dragon on your signature.
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I've been DMing for well over 30 years, and have played most game systems but always came back to the core of D&D. After several years of resisting, I sold my soul to 3.5 and then Pathfinder and have loved the changes. I am looking to play weekly or bi-weekly.

I have a homebrew campaign world that may prompt some to recognize portions that have been lifted from other sources (I plagiarize freely!). CHR is definitely NOT a dump stat in my campaigns. I run a high fantasy, RP-heavy game.

My world has been well play-tested, and has an established history and many things for the inquisitive to find. I run an open, sandbox-style campaign, where I may drop adventure hooks from time to time, but if the group wants to head straight West until they run out of world - I can do that, too! Your characters can - and WILL - impact the campaign world - for better or for worse. Are you up to the challenge?

Player age isn't as important as maturity level. I've sent 40-year old's packing that weren't mature enough to play, and I've gamed very happily with very young teens.
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I am a retired Coast Guardsman who has been all over the world during my career. I've been gaming my entire adult life - with my most memorable sessions being in the moonlight in the middle of the desert in Northern Iraq.

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Fantasy Dungeon Creation

by Malruhn on 12-11-2010 at 11:26 PM
After getting a comment on how I build campaign world maps, I've decided to talk about how I create dungeon maps. I have a confession... it's easier than I want to admit.

There are three sources for dungeons - natural caverns, man-made (creature made!!), and combo dungeons.

With natural caverns, I just use squiggles on a piece of graph paper - or download an existing cave map (http://www.climb-utah.com/WM/Maps/NuttyPuttyCaveMap.pdf). Then I arrange the monsters with as

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Updated 12-11-2010 at 11:35 PM by Malruhn

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World Building for Budding DM's

by Malruhn on 11-12-2010 at 07:52 PM
After a question from Blud about how to create a campaign world, I decided to create this to show folks just how easy it CAN be... if you LET it be easy.

I started with a Google Map of a town with which Blud may be familiar (it's his hometown!!), Republic, Missouri. I start with a new name... and welcome you all to Morlic (twisting the actual name around)!

I then get a screen shot of the map version of the town, and decide which direction the local port is, and which direction

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Updated 11-12-2010 at 09:02 PM by Malruhn (To add categories and such correct some grammar horrible!!! Suck I do!)

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Background Info

by Malruhn on 01-24-2010 at 06:29 PM
After reading lots of threads and several different boards about how to establish a campaign world (or just a campaign!), I thought I'd wax poetic here about my methodologies that have developed over the years.

I went on forever about how I do the big background stuff in my first entry, so here's more of a nitty-gritty view.

My world works... that's as clear as I can get to it. There are kingdoms that are foundering and failing, to either just disappear or be subsumed

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The Play's the Thing!

by Malruhn on 11-11-2009 at 10:26 PM
I've changed my gaming style several times since I began playing. I began in late 1980, with the first edition (lower case, as it wasn't an "official" title!!) set of the six little books. I have been told that my first character was a Dwarven Fighter, but I don't remember... it was all a haze...

It began earlier that year when I began my life at college. I quickly found a couple of friends and began doing what all college students did when the drinking age was 18... drinking

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