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  • Stormhound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    Rather than continuing to post piles of detail here (and anywhere else I'm recruiting), I'm trying to take advantage of Obsidian Portal's campaign management tools. You can find information here: https://a-simple-venture.obsidianportal.com/
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-30-2014, 02:32 PM
    This game will now be an online game - as it pleases the players. Venue is right here in the P&PG chatroom. I modified the combat/roleplaying ratio. Note that for this game, "roleplaying" includes exploration, problem-solving, and social encounters. Finally, the easier to access, but less...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 07:46 PM
    Keeping the event as a "convention" will indeed take some work. However, minimal work will be needed to simply run a Chatroom Gameday. For my part, I'm ready to run another game, and manage my game's player registration as well. The Find or Advertise forum is actually a great place for this.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 07:30 PM
    It's probably not, actually. I just saw something saying that the campaign (adventure?) only takes PCs up to level 8 or 15. Not quite Tiamat-level, huh?
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 06:07 PM
    A quick spin around the interwebs reveals to me that most gamers in my area are looking to play 5th edition D&D. Which is not my game of choice. So I have to wonder: should I be looking outside my area? Who has had better luck finding an online game than an in-person game? Or a better...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-26-2014, 10:35 AM
    Gromdi Tahn-Tsuddr (Red Merchant), the Treasure King, is a cutthroat old dwarf, usually identified by his white-streaked beard woven with a dozen brass rings, and bald head. He runs the most lucrative trans-Wastes caravan, and folk know that he's coming when they see a huge dust cloud on the...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-23-2014, 01:57 PM
    A wiki version, for those with too many pdfs: https://modos-rpg.obsidianportal.com/
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  • Stormhound's Avatar
    08-22-2014, 10:43 PM
    The Gods of Harn There are ten major deities, who are listed below along with a selection of their most common titles and a short description. Most folk on Harn are adherents of one primary deity, though an occasional prayer to a different one is not unheard of when they would directly...
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  • Stormhound's Avatar
    08-22-2014, 10:43 PM
    What's the point, anyhow? Yes, I know...adventurers don't want to be tied down, they want to wander freely, explore new and exciting places, and rescue beautiful monsters from ravening princesses! Who the hell wants to help build a stupid town? Well, there are actually several potential...
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  • Stormhound's Avatar
    08-22-2014, 10:42 PM
    Harn: What you should know before creating a character Note: Certain alterations have been made to the setting to fit within the D&D model. I will simply describe things as they are...which is all the characters would know and be concerned about. The Isle of Harn Harn is a large...
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  • Stormhound's Avatar
    08-22-2014, 10:42 PM
    From a broadsheet posted throughout the kingdom of Kaldor in the winter of 719 Tuzyn Reckoning: HEAR YE, HEAR YE! Let it be known that persons of various and needful skills and good character are being sought for an expedition to establish a new outpost in the name of King Miginath, to the...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-22-2014, 12:14 AM
    I just read an interesting article on HotDQ - the campaign is intended to give D&D players a talking point, or something they can bond over. But my understanding is that the goal of the campaign is to kill Tiamat. You know, the dragon-god. Sure, it would be cool to meet fellow...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-22-2014, 12:07 AM
    Nice! May I steal that? My players got advance drafts of my RPG, which was outdated a mere two or three days later. (Hey, I tried!)
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-21-2014, 05:09 PM
    DMMike replied to a thread D&D v.P1 in Dungeons & Dragons
    Over a year later, D&D 5E is out, but guess what? So is my game. Now I know, I started this with high hopes of getting lots of P&PG contributors. Well, some of their ideas are in there, such as: - rabkala's rule zero (rule zero) - rabkala's call for the rules being up front and accessible...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-21-2014, 04:30 PM
    This one's growing on me, mostly because my game doesn't have a critical hit rule: Exploding Dice: If you roll the highest result on a die, roll again and add it to the results.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-21-2014, 12:51 PM
    DMMike replied to a thread Attracting Attention?` in Feedback
    http://donjon.bin.sh/ I don't know how old the site is. But it does everything. Maybe P&PG should host the site for its owner?
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-21-2014, 10:04 AM
    Chat Room Name: DMMike Email Address: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/member.php/4508-DMMike Mini Con Date Hosting: September 20th 2014 Game System: Modos RPG Game Title: Skyrim: Return to Volskygge Max Players: 5 Start Time: open Experience Required: Must read the game's forum...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-20-2014, 08:27 PM
    Now you're talking. Even bad ideas can become good ones. If the PCs are starting at low level, the first NPC you'll need is their trainer: the aging fighter/champion who has retired from adventuring, but is happy to share his knowledge about kicking butt with the PCs. They'll need his advice...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-20-2014, 06:36 PM
    I have a great new roleplaying game that is begging for a campaign! Let me start with the RPG: Modos RPG is a light rule system that lets players be highly creative with their characters. You use everything from a d4 to a d20, although you can choose to not roll if you'd like a safe result! ...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-19-2014, 08:31 PM
    I am thrilled to announce that version 1.21 of my sharebrewed game, Modos RPG, is now available for your roleplaying pleasure! Lots of other great games out there, so why should you try this one? It's free! Which means that all you have to do to get it is click a few buttons. It...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-19-2014, 08:03 PM
    Writing homebrews is lots of fun! Writing -good- homebrews is lots of work! I'm talking about homebrewed RPG rules, so I'll have to give you a completely different response if you were referring to homebrewed adventures or settings. Do as much playtesting as possible, to make sure that...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-19-2014, 12:06 PM
    Nice post. You're off to a good start, since my internet ADD didn't kick in until I finished reading. The situation you described made me want to be the evil GM in a horror-game: "Sure. You climb down the well." Then I address the other players. "There's a flash in the water, as something...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-19-2014, 11:58 AM
    Welcome Siwy! Those credentials say "future fantasy writer" to me! When you get a break, stop by the Penandpapergames chatroom to visit or check out our monthly mini-con.
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    08-19-2014, 11:54 AM
    DMMike replied to a thread PA gamer in Introductions
    I'm a fan of GRR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire, if the two have anything to do with each other :lol: Good to have you here. Post often, and check out our monthly chatroom mini-cons!
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-18-2014, 05:33 PM
    Valid question, actually. Currently, the majority of physical damage can be reduced with armor. Which is to say that armor is equally effective against a fireball, poison gas, or an arrow (since all three affect the body physically). But I've been toying with the idea that as armor becomes...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-17-2014, 10:45 PM
    Version 1.21 is on the horizon. It includes a rules module (Star Worlds and Dragons), a handful more monsters, full rules catalog for ease of adding your own rules, updated FAQ, hyperlinks, and an easy-on-the-eyes page background. The Skyrim game in the August mini-con used these rules, and PC...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-17-2014, 10:37 PM
    DMMike replied to a thread Dragon Kings RPG in Fantasy Discussion
    This is awesome. Suddenly, I find myself planning a rules module to incorporate Dragon Kings in my sharebrewed game!
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-16-2014, 04:43 PM
    Game's over, and I had fun! Thanks everyone for playing. I'm leaning toward running Part 2 of the game in September's minicon, but we shall see. For now, I can really use questions and feedback. What did you think of the game system? What worked well, what didn't? What did you like or...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-12-2014, 09:54 AM
    This is a good place for it - especially with our awesome, game-friendly chat room. Welcome, and check out our mini-con this weekend if you can! http://penandpapergames.webs.com/
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    Thanks for the invite to be a friend I read your bio and I feel your pain, I just moved to a new place and I can't find a soul that plays RPG's. I've played RPG's since Fifth grade....I just turned 38 so I've been playing a while! I look forward to reading your next Ravenloft installment! Talk to you later!
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    Hey, I just saw your comments on my blog. Thanks! Mentioning the fire beetles, I actually sweated it a little bit there. I thought those beetles would toast the party. I continue to be amazed at how resiliant these 4E characters can be. We had another session on Monday. We added another player and I'm glad. It's a hybrid bard/warlord. I'm glad too, because I think I put a little to much challenge into it. I used bug bears but could never get combat advantage against the party so the bugbears just slugged it out. I'll try to get the blog out tomorrow. Take it easy.
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    Happy B-Day! Let us know how Star Trek is.
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    Man, I'm enjoying reading your blog. Wish I was back in So Cal so I could join your game. I was down in Pedro on business last week. Sure was nice to visit. My trip was too short. Liked your reviews on the shows. Last time I was in Vegas I did the Star Trek things, Mandalay Bay Aquarium and the Luau (As Vegas as you can imagine) thing at the Imperial Palace where I stayed. I didn't gamble at all but there's definatley plenty to do there without that.
  5. I didn't hear anything about the starwars campaign in a while now, are you still going to do it?
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    I had a lot of fun in your Ravenloft campaign last night. Can't wait till the next adventure, and your famous Giant frog attack "tongue lash".
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    Good hearing from you. How have you and the better half been these last 2 months? Good, i hope. Hows' her school going? What have you been up too? I am hoping to join in next week with your Ravenloft campaign, if the home remodel project is done by then, or course. I hope.
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    I was told you are really good with star wars stuff. Thom Amon told me I should get in touch with you for my question. started making my charecter last night and I could not find any Togruta (Shaak Ti). So can I still play that race and if so how would I make stats. If no one knows it is fine I will just play as cathar. Or you can find it in the star wars stuff under Starting a Charector.
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    Thanks a lot, yeah it looks like I will enjoy this site!
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    I hope you stick around! I really enjoy your insights and adventure creations! It's nice to have at least a couple people around to stick up for 4e!
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Dark Future, Fantasy, Horror, Modern, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction / Futuristic, Space Opera, Strategic (Miniatures), Super Heroic
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Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars (d6), White Wolf WoD, Abberant
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Forgotten Realms, Eberron, Vampire the Masquerade, and my own campaign setting :)
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50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
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Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
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Yes
What are you looking for?:
Looking for 4-6 adventurers to take long walks through dark, monster-infested woods. Perhaps ice cream afterwards...lol Okay joking aside, I'm a past game master / player that has played since I was in high school. As for what I like in gaming groups, I enjoy a laid back atmosphere, good natured players, a great game, and lots of laughs.
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I'm 30 years old. I've GMed various games to my home gaming group in WV, but after moving to CA I was finding myself withdrawling from the lack of roleplaying games. I've played since high school (as mentioned above) so I have a lot of experience under my belt but don't think I'm a rules lawyer. I just enjoy a laid back time with a good night's gaming storyline with some great people. As For Games I've played and/or ran the following: Dungeons and Dragons (from 2nd edition-4th edition), Star Wars (my favorite was when it was d6, but I've ran and played the d20 version.), White Wolf's Vampire the Masquerade, Werewolf the Apocalypse, Changling, Wraith, Vampire and Werewolf Dark Ages, as well as Abberant, Shadowrun (though didn't care for it much), Call of the Cthulu, and World of Warcraft RPG.

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Reaper Mini Kickstarter

by Tamerath on 08-05-2012 at 02:14 PM
I know this is my blog, but I recently pledged to a kickstarter for the Reaper miniatures line "Bones". I'm not one to usually advertise for a company but this is so sick I thought I'd share it on here. So Reaper Minis have recently launched their BONES collection and they were looking for ways to explode their line. They've already surpassed that goal....but the deals you get for being a pledge member are just incredible. Currently for a 100 dollar pledge you are getting

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New Group? Possibly

by Tamerath on 02-26-2010 at 12:51 PM
It feels like forever ago when I used to post to my blogs on this site. It's good to be back though. The topic of today is finding a good gaming group. My last group was awesome, nothing bad to say about them other than I can't seem to get back in the game for one reason or another. So it's back to hitting the pavement to find another group of players willing to game with me and my fiance.

I posted a fresh and new campaign in the registry http://www.penandpapergames.com/foru...ad.php?t=15170

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Updated 02-26-2010 at 12:55 PM by Tamerath

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Switching Gears: Light In the Darkness

by Tamerath on 06-23-2009 at 09:52 PM
I didn't know Obsidianportal existed till today when I got the email that our site "allied" to them. Fortunate for me, I checked it out and found a really cool tool to all of us dms out there. Basically the site is a wiki of sorts that manages the information we type into it...I've messed around with it and here's mine only an hour.

http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/8244/

Also, you might have noticed if you followed that link that I'm closing up my Ravenloft

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Expedition to Ravenloft Session 3

by Tamerath on 06-16-2009 at 04:38 PM
I'll keep this weeks post shorter than my usual with just sharing the highlights before I start preparing for the next game.

* The PC's entered into a "Bride of Dracula" senario with some of the women Strahd has turned over the years (the three brides were Pale Reavers that were "draining" Ireena while the "Master" was away), the PC's scared them off and were able to restore Ireena from a withered weakend and diseased creature on the virge of a necromatic

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Hall of Maiden's Trap Encounter

by Tamerath on 06-08-2009 at 02:33 PM
The Maidsí of Strahd XP 2,400
Stained lace hangs neatly from eight canopied beds. In each bed, a figure of a young woman lays motionless, pale hands folded over her chest. In the eighth bed lay Ireena Kolyana dressed not in the armor you last saw her in, but a white wedding dress.
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characters canít use Perception to detect this trap
Additional Skill: Arcana
DC 30 : the character notices that Ireena is just an illusion, but the rest of the women are real

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