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  • DMMike's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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 My players got advance drafts of my RPG, which was outdated a mere two or three days later.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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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?
    24 replies | 687 view(s)
  • DMMike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • nijineko's Avatar
    08-07-2014, 11:56 AM
    I wonder if there is any general interest in this game.....
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    08-03-2014, 10:51 AM
    I just completed a short playtest of my sharebrew RPG. Questions and comments on the following results are welcome! A PC ran a hunter, wearing light armor (a sort of studded leather) and wielding a dagger, werewolf claws, and a hunting bow. The NPC guard, acting as a trainer, was wearing scale...
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    08-02-2014, 10:40 PM
    {{{Oh yeah, I was waiting on Mato to make the religion and/or planes check before I acted... that was why I hadn't posted yet. I wanted to have any results of the knowledge checks to base our next actions on. }}} ^^
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    08-02-2014, 10:04 PM
    Woohoo! Tempting as it would be to keep one, I think a Starter Set would make a great dungeon-survivor prize! Sign me up.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-31-2014, 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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Weekly - 2 games per week
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Either
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Dark Future, Fantasy, Horror, Modern, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction / Futuristic, Space Opera, Strategic (Miniatures), Super Heroic
Favorite RPGs:
'Mechwarrior, D&D, & Warhammer 40,000
Gaming Worlds:
Eberron, and a home made realm/world
Preferred Playing Style:
50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
Ideal Group Size:
Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
Online RPGs?:
Yes
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Looking for a group that reasonably knows the rules and can think of variable options.
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Salamanthar's Campaign: Part #12

by cigamnogard on 04-01-2010 at 07:46 PM
999, 5th of Aryth
12th bell
Corridor heading to the east wing of Fairhold
Fairhaven, capital of Aundair

Salamanthar strode quickly on his way back to the Ministry of Justice. His stomach turning with either Jack’s information or all the grape juice he had drank. Arrah for all of her ten feet moved gracefully behind and off to one side of him. To Salamanthar’s immediate right sauntered Arigar. Behind them came Doltar and Rijkert at a more leisurely pace. Taking

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Salamanthar's Campaign: Part #11

by cigamnogard on 03-31-2010 at 07:47 PM
999, 5th of Aryth
11th bell
Salamanthar’s Office - Ministry of Magic
Fairhaven, capital of Aundair

“So I see your Warlord Adal has to keep up my Warlord Darro.” commented Baron Delgado McLoud de Vasquez de la Penna, also known as Jack. Who sat in Salamanthar’s office sipping grape juice which had horribly stained his handle bar mustache purple.
“Pardon – I do not follow you Jack.” Salamanthar was doing his best to not break into his huge customary grin when

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Salamanthar's Campaign: Part #10

by cigamnogard on 03-31-2010 at 03:54 PM
999, 5th of Aryth
shortly after 10th bell
Offices of the Ministry of Justice
Fairhaven, capital of Aundair

Salamanthar felt his stomach muscles clench up as if he had just encountered a bully from his old days at pre-magical school. He knew instinctively the baron could be an extremely useful friend or a very powerful enemy. Almost to prove his train of thought Salamanthar watched as Baron Delagdo de Vasquez de la Penna, also known as Jack, took total control of the

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Updated 03-31-2010 at 07:44 PM by cigamnogard

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Salamanthar's Campaign: Part #9

by cigamnogard on 03-30-2010 at 08:03 PM
999, 5th of Aryth
almost 10th bell
Courts of Justice – the east wing of Fairhold
Fairhaven, capital of Aundair

Salamanthar reviewed the promised reports, done as soon as ‘elfishly’ possible, then made his way to the massive east wing of the castle of Fairhold. His entourage fell into military order behind him with Arrah in the formation the cadence reverberated down the corridors. As they moved closer to the main Ministry of Justice division Salamanthar spotted a

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Salamanthar's Campaign: Part #8

by cigamnogard on 03-26-2010 at 07:47 PM
999, 5th of Aryth
7th bell
Ministry of Magic
Fairhaven, capital of Aundair

Salamanthar rested his head on the coolness of his livewood desk. His self inflicted headache throbbed with every beat of his fire-elf heart. Last night after the debacle at the warehouse he had returned to his quarters to discover a parcel from nearby Passage. The handwriting was clearly that of his gnome friend Francis Ulysses Calvin Kyle the IV even though it only contained one word – congratulations!

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Updated 03-28-2010 at 05:22 PM by cigamnogard

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