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    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    With a little practice, a laptop can save you time and table space. Dice rollers, maps, spreadsheets for combat - all at your fingertips. Best part: mood music.
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    07-30-2014, 10:25 PM
    4-month update: well, lots of the facts are out now. I have to say, the similarities between 5E and my homebrew (was an open design process) are a little creepy. But 5E has a shining point: it looks to be 3E minus the large bonuses. AND 5E has invested in character backgrounds, all but forcing...
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    07-28-2014, 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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    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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    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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    07-25-2014, 09:07 PM
    Does anyone wanna see the draugr stat-block?
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    07-21-2014, 05:44 PM
    More pre-gens! Danica Pure-Spring 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    07-05-2014, 10:56 AM
    Well, there's already a respectable One Page Dungeon contest, and it seems Soft Serve has found a good 2 Page RPG contest (judging by the response quality of the judges). So what does that leave us? And what systems does P&PG have in place that relate to contests? Polls, obviously. Can the...
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    Hey really good comments on the Ravenloft post I did. I'm going to look into the Heroes of Horror book and maybe use their taint rules there! Thanks again
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    Greetings,

    I am a player LFG and based on your write up, I would like to play in a game run by you (I'm recovering from a bad DM...). I don't have a location suitable for a game, but am willing to travel a little for a good game.

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After the note's treasure!

by DMMike on 01-10-2011 at 11:07 AM
As the sun descended, the party mounted and prepared to ride southwest along the Imperial road. Sarah preferred to keep her word to Dru-gar and observe the eastern plain, but she
felt too vulnerable to voyage without her companions. Baraki started east, but turned when
he noticed that the party was going west.
"Where do you go?" he asked in the giant tongue.
Sarah explained, "my companions go to seek justice for this dead man. You may
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Meet the cast!

by DMMike on 11-14-2010 at 08:52 PM
Sarah of Samerville is a young, bushy-eyebrowed, human disciple of Heironeous. Her parents sent her away from home when raiders took interest in her home village. Her parents told her that Heironeous would bring justice to her family and the raiders, but to ensure it, she devoted herself to that temple. Sarah detests violence, using spells and negotiation to prevent it whenever possible. Her heavy mace comes off her belt only when she's cornered. Cleric 1.


Rex Nottington

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A Giant Escort

by DMMike on 11-01-2010 at 11:41 PM
The world moves on:

Shinny and Sarah ran to the elders' hall, where most of the clan had already gathered. The evenings were generally dedicated to story-telling, song, and dinner, but at this dusk, the giants milled about nervously. Soon the elders came out, with grim news.

"The Chief declares war on the Mage. The lands of the Toronaga are sacred, and we will not forfeit them to another tribe. Prophecy be damned!" declared Zarweth, the leader of clan Hussan.

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The new beginning?

by DMMike on 10-11-2010 at 12:03 AM
Realizing that some players are more reactive than proactive, following is the non-player generated plot hook. If the party has enough interesting characters with enough interesting backstory, I'll use a more player-centric hook:


Converting the Giants


Sarah, the human missionary, cried with her head in her hands. In the dim candlelight of her hut, she silently hoped that someone, somewhere, would come near and share her feelings of frustration. The

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Interlude 4 (+)

by DMMike on 10-18-2009 at 12:09 PM
Roberto, a 45 year old, strong, and battle-hardened ranger, knelt to the ground to check the tracks on the plain. Bolt, his eagle, fluttered her wings to maintain her perch on his leather-clad shoulder.

"Daylight wanes, and we still have yet to sight these giants," he pondered aloud. The other rangers gathered behind him. "There is no doubt they head toward the imperial town. These tracks prove it. But it is sorcery that keeps them from Bolt's eye."

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