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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    08-23-2014, 01:57 PM
    A wiki version, for those with too many pdfs: https://modos-rpg.obsidianportal.com/
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    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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    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 My players got advance drafts of my RPG, which was outdated a mere two or three days later.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    08-12-2014, 09:50 AM
    Right and right. Don't worry, I'm overflowing with opinions - which is why I want an outside perspective! I gave the player a choice of playing a greatsword fighter, fireball-slinger, bard, priest-healer, thief, or hunter. The scenario, which will actually introduce my game at the mini-con...
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    08-12-2014, 09:27 AM
    DMMike replied to a thread Sup!!! in Introductions
    Welcome, zeiis. We're here to save you from video game monotony. Swing by our mini-con this weekend, if you can! http://penandpapergames.webs.com/
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    08-07-2014, 04:07 PM
    Hi registered (and unregistered) players: I noticed that the game is listed, above, at being 75% roleplaying and 25% combat. While roleplaying should probably read "non-combat," I realized that the game is still a bit heavy on the combat side, and could run beyond our 3-hour time limit if I...
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    08-06-2014, 10:50 AM
    Our first scratch-made character is in, courtesy of Abigail! I'm going to post her first draft, and then the changes I'm recommending. Image:...
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    08-05-2014, 11:01 AM
    Can do. I'd upload the adventure HTML and GM Screen spreadsheet, but I think my allowed space is already maxed.
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    08-04-2014, 11:51 PM
    You're only writing too much if it keeps you from finishing the planning for your next game session. Game session ready? Write all you want! Set up a database if you're having trouble keeping all the ideas in order. Game session not ready? Ignore all ideas that aren't related directly to 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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Weekly - Once per week
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Either
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Dark Future, Fantasy, Horror, Modern, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction / Futuristic
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D&D 3.X
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Any worlds without a dragon on every streetcorner.
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50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
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Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
Online RPGs?:
Yes
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I like a game with consistency in technological/magical advancement. So, no tanks and horseback.

A certain amount of seriousness and thinking is nice too.
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I've played AD&D, Mage, and Vampire, but keep coming back to 3rd edition D&D.
I like a game that's serious about having fun.

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A Summary of the Ages

by DMMike on 08-12-2009 at 03:10 PM
The World is a wonderful place. Civilizations come and go; disasters strike, and the earth grows anew. Of the ages of people, there have been three. The first is largely unknown, the second lies mostly in legend, and the third is where they find themselves presently.

The first age was the time of the ancients. They ruled a glorious kingdom and enjoyed all the fruit of the earth. It is said that the ancients ruled over magic and monsters, that they were divine. These demigods gave

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