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  • DMMike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    DMMike replied to a thread [D&D] Keeping it Classy in News
    So, the "paths" from 4E are back? I hope they did a lot of in-house playtesting, because I'm not really seeing choice points; I'm seeing many, many classes.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-27-2014, 10:56 AM
    Some reflections on my homebrew here: In a melee, or close combat amongst several combatants, you generally have two choices: try to kill the guy next to you, or prevent yourself from being killed. Secondary choices are to protect your buddy from getting killed, or assist your buddy in killing...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-26-2014, 09:20 AM
    Game's full as of this post. I highly encourage interested persons to swing by anyway and watch. If there's a seat open, you could still get in. Also, I added a dice-rolling note to the Chatroom Conventions post.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-25-2014, 09:07 PM
    Does anyone wanna see the draugr stat-block?
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-25-2014, 09:03 PM
    This is a question for modern-genre players who have dabbled in medieval games: What does more damage: a .308 round or a battleaxe? or a more subjective question: How does "damage" from medieval games compare to "damage" from modern games?
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-24-2014, 07:17 PM
    Hmmm...let's weigh in: Setting = Campaign World = where a campaign takes place. Campaign = collection of adventures tied together with a theme. Or a Macguffin. Adventure = a roleplaying introduction, climax, and denouement. Session = one sitting of a roleplaying game. QED
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-24-2014, 02:19 PM
    To add some rhyme and reason to our game, we'll use the following conventions during the game: Marching order: The party will choose a default formation in which to move. This can be whatever you want; a column is most common in dungeons. You must also determine who stands in each position. ...
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    07-24-2014, 01:59 PM
    Skyrim: Return to Volskygge has a forum thread here: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/29428-Skyrim-Return-to-Volskygge Although signing up for the last spot is done here: http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php/29516-PPGCon-Player-s-Reservations
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-24-2014, 10:51 AM
    Good catch. But I'm sure Malruhn was using the royal "guy." Let's call out some offenders of the mistakes. The latter being (apologies on formatting): 1. Not thinking about basic infrastructure. 2. Not explaining why events are happening now.3) Creating fictional versions of real-life human...
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    07-23-2014, 11:08 AM
    Erm, great announcement! Bad link at the end for webs.com.
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    07-23-2014, 10:27 AM
    DMMike replied to a thread New Moderator in News & Announcements
    "Smart. Put a German on it." -George Clooney as Colonel Devoe, the Peacemaker
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-23-2014, 10:23 AM
    I wish I could say I'm as selfless as Lazarus and Jpat! Besides membership, the only reward I'm looking for is exposure for my RPG. Otherwise, I'm just happy to help myself and others get their gaming fix. P.S. rewards might go a long way for the PCs. Say, in monthly game contests...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 08:53 PM
    Thanks a lot, Morashitar! Although you're putting the cart before the horse: I didn't turn Skyrim into a tabletop game. Skyrim turned my game into something really fun! Of course, Skyrim had help from Final Fantasy and D&D too. If you're interested, I'll release the adventure module I'm using...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:44 PM
    More pre-gens! Danica Pure-Spring Ė Nord Priestess of Kynareth, level 3 Abilities: P 8, M 10, MP 15 Skills: Cast spell (cure) +5 (+1) Persuade +3 (+1) Defend-parry +0 (+1) Perks: mystic ward d4, spell weaver, divine intervention
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 11:59 AM
    I'll be using Excel for my GM screen. Putting it together from scratch - small project there. It serves several purposes: - Tracking PC and NPC stats and damage - Recording combat initiative - Tracking use of actions (three per round) - Tracking combat positions (front or back row) I'm...
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    07-19-2014, 10:29 PM
    7) Introducing some superpower, like magic or insane tech, without fully accounting for how it would change society.This one is the most abused by Hollywood. Namely, I'm thinking of vampires and werewolves co-existing in the normal world. If I see another vampire in high school...:rolleyes:
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    07-17-2014, 10:46 AM
    I've updated the game system link - there's a handy pdf download available. And with that out of the way, I can start populating the dungeon with treasure...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 10:43 AM
    The August 16 P&PGCon edition is here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/rpgdownloads.php?do=download&downloadid=1068
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 09:37 AM
    Final Fantasy d6! http://www.mediafire.com/download/yibrve1l1x65e3i/FFd6_v1.3.pdf Because I love Final Fantasy (well, the first few of them) but I hate learning new rules! And I'm pretty sure that FFd6 uses rows for combat, so there wouldn't be any map-grids necessary. Which is good for the...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-15-2014, 06:21 PM
    These pregens listed will be used in the Con. There's more info on the way for Danica, Farengar, Aia and Mercer. And I'm considering adding some bonus features for Farkas and Aela as well. Farkas's modified Physical is 13, reduced by his heavy armor from 16. This also reduces his physical max...
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  • Thriondel Half-Elven's Avatar
    07-15-2014, 03:17 PM
    Are the Pre-gen characters above the ones being used in the Con? For Farkas' abilities Physical is 13. Is that his damage pool?
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  • Thriondel Half-Elven's Avatar
    07-15-2014, 03:01 PM
    We could have monthly contests even. Starting the 1st and ending the last day of the month. Then the first week of the next month is used to judge that contest. And on the 1st of the second month starts the new contest!
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-15-2014, 09:54 AM
    Well, if P&PG runs a "rules-light" or "rules-heavy" game contest, we might make some strides toward making their definitions concrete. I really see one of P&PG's strengths as the chatroom. So we should probably be running the "Chat-friendly Adventure" contest.
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  • Thriondel Half-Elven's Avatar
    07-15-2014, 01:40 AM
    As far as something similar we could always change the length requirement. Like a 5 page RPG. Would still be a challenge but give more room for stuff. Add different requirements. The 2 page contest had 2 rules. Be playable to someone unfamiliar with it and have a setting. Maybe have different...
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  • Thriondel Half-Elven's Avatar
    07-15-2014, 12:52 AM
    I also entered the same contest after Soft Serve told me about it on the final day. And with my natural skill in procrastination I waited until 45 minutes before the deadline to start. Granted I didn't have a few notes. I sadly didn't get to finish like I would have liked to and left out key...
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-14-2014, 10:23 AM
    (hey Morashitar, the "short games list" is misleading. You might extend it, or remove it) The "Skyrim: Return to Volskygge" adventure is nearing completion. We have 4 players signed up, and each of the pregenerated characters are still available, if you want to reserve one. (No, I will not...
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    07-14-2014, 10:04 AM
    Some players will ignore these just as easily as they'll ignore the danger of an iron golem. My current wisdom is to have a backup plan. Go ahead and TPK - if the player's can't recognize an overwhelming challenge, they deserve it - but then either allow the players to "restore last...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    07-10-2014, 11:11 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread Attracting Attention?` in Feedback
    i did have some programmers working on converting Gametable into a format usable through a site - but they petered out. i haven't managed to track down new programmers. i would like this site to become THE best support for PBP, PBC, & online TRPG players. as i have previously mentioned, i have...
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    07-09-2014, 10:09 AM
    DMMike replied to a thread Attracting Attention?` in Feedback
    An...afterthought? What's the Mission of P&PG? How does it differ from the missions of other gaming forum/websites? "Virtual tabletop" is pretty well cornered by Roll20. "D&D forum" is pretty well cornered by ENworld (or every other RPG site?) "(insert P&PG niche here)" is pretty well...
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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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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 11:51 AM
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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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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DC 30 : the character notices that Ireena is just an illusion, but the rest of the women are real

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