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  • tesral's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 AM
    Exactly. My preference for Pathfinder over D&D 3.5 comes from their efforts to eradicate the No monster. The Old School approach, anything not forbidden is permitted. Followed by forbid very little. You Malruhn are Old School. So sayth the Dean.
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    Today, 12:42 AM
    Primers should be primers, not encyclopedias. I have the same issue with the Vista City game world. A sizable wiki now exists of that game, but a primer for it must need be much shorter.. A game starting there does not need the information I have available, it would bury them. They need to make...
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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:18 PM
    I always twisted the D&D rule about, "That which is not permitted is forbidden," into, "That which is not permitted is allowed and we'll crunch it out when it occurs."
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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    I agree with that - "sandbox" scenarios and campaigns can be VERY well written... Something a published writer with whom I am friends just suggested was to consider WHY when writing. Also, if it isn't germane to the plot/idea, don't put it in. Nobody cares if the hero likes the smell of oleander...
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 04:55 PM
    Getting close to my posting period, but I'd better answer these questions. Let me know if I missed a big one. Umi, does G threaten Yrisz where he is if she uses a ranged attack? Good question, since a lot of giant monsters have Threatening Reach, where their threatened squares extend further...
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    10-21-2014, 11:41 AM
    Trek Creative Wiki: A resource for games if you will. What is Trek Creative Trekcreative is a mailing list for the discussion and creation of Star Trek fan fiction. We discuss stories in progress, your views on the Star Trek universe at large, and other issues and questions related...
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    10-21-2014, 11:36 AM
    Vista City Wiki Static on the radio. Bubba tapped the tuning button again. Finally the station came through. "This is your Midnight Rambler. Something is staking the dark alleys of Vista City. Two men skeletonized and a skinhead found plum mad screaming about worms. Keep you heat close...
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    10-21-2014, 11:27 AM
    I favor session awards myself. It is a natural point at which to wrap the evening. It gives the players time to conetmplate where to put said points before the next session.
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  • tesral's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 11:22 AM
    Some times I let them write it. I have started scenarios where I have not a clue as to the driection it is headed and let the players write it for me. They are very good.
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  • tesral's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 11:20 AM
    Rule one for a detailed world: Never throw anything away. Much easier in this world of tereabyte hard drives. One doesn't get buried by paper that way. I came close at one point. I have several artifacts from my game sitting on the desk right now. Two are hand written, one typed on my old...
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    10-21-2014, 10:57 AM
    tesral started a thread [DM / Player Tools] Good Artist in Campaign Resources
    Goes by the handle of Leucrotta http://www.furaffinity.net/user/leucrotta/ And http://pachycrocuta.deviantart.com/ Good D&D oriented fantasy art with a touch of old school feel.
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    10-21-2014, 10:51 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Spells / Magic] Mass Sheep in Campaign Resources
    My brain goes there. Working on a mass sleep power and well, it's only one letter.,
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  • Malruhn's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 10:38 AM
    Malruhn replied to a thread [Spells / Magic] Mass Sheep in Campaign Resources
    Stupid spells like this could save a village from starvation and earn SERIOUS reputation bonuses for a caster.
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  • tesral's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 10:07 PM
    Hmm Only one other forum, is All Scale Trek, a Star Terk modeling forum. A couple of art sites from intresting art, and a bunch of e-mail lists. Website are my own wikis and news sites.
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 05:58 PM
    It's right there in my notes, too. Sorry about that. The post has been now been edited.
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  • tesral's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 05:38 PM
    tesral started a thread [Spells / Magic] Mass Sheep in Campaign Resources
    Mass Sheep Summoning Level: Mage 4 Components: V, S, M Casting Time: 1 round Range: 120'r Effect: one sheep per level of the caster. Duration: Instantaneous Saving Throw: No
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    10-20-2014, 08:12 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    Yep, Updated again. Many new items. Digging thpough the old papers I found three more, two loose and one held to add as well. http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/fantasy/.../Artifacts.pdf I need to add an appendix of the materials and the spells in use.
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 07:49 AM
    This is the thirty-fifth main post for Worm Delve. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Tuesday, October 21st. The next main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, October 23rd. For anyone who chooses to forgo the level 5 training quest, please send me your updated level 5 character...
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    10-19-2014, 11:22 PM
    Centuries ago, a megalithic temple dedicated to Orcus, the Demon Prince of the Undead, lay on the site that is now Cafeld's graveyard. Eventually, unable to bear with their abominable practices, neighboring tribes attacked the temple and slaughtered its priests. Mindful of the possibility that...
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  • tesral's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 07:38 PM
    The Hero system of Exp I suppose, big chunky units that are spent on improving the PC or buy down disadvantages.
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    10-19-2014, 07:33 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    I'm cranking out more.
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    10-19-2014, 10:34 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    Glop: A gallon flask that gurgles and bubbles with a blackish brown ooze. Glop can be eaten or drunk (kinda). Glop will heal your wounds instantly (kinda). Glop fills the cuts and punctures with glop skin, a shinny blackish brown film. For every ten points of glop healed damage you have you...
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    10-18-2014, 04:27 PM
    Good to hear, Sobek!
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    10-18-2014, 11:28 AM
    tesral replied to a thread What OS are you using? in Off Topic
    I try to keep the same version of openSUSE on both my laptop and my desktop. It's easier that way. My laptop is slowly falling behind. "The Beast", the desk top and the case. All Scale Trek forum shown.
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    10-18-2014, 11:20 AM
    tesral replied to a thread Graphic Design Question. in Off Topic
    GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a great tool. It beats Photoshop in one very important category, price. And it runs on all OS platforms. I'm having a few issues with the changes made in 2.8 Leaning curves suck.
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    10-18-2014, 11:15 AM
    Not to hijackthe thread by my elxcierace with 2e was that things like the skills system crippled certain classes as to being a yes game. Likewise feats hobbled anyone bet a fighters as the feat trees required lots of feats as only fighters had. I tried ot build a broadly knowledgeable...
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    10-18-2014, 10:57 AM
    90% of the detail in my world is for me. No one else will ever read it but it is a remainder to me, two years later what the heck that was about. It keeps me consistent.
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    10-18-2014, 05:11 AM
    The second half of the Graveyard of Sorrows will begin at 4:00 pm PDT on October 19th with game-play to start no later than 4:30 pm. We will meet in P&PG Chat, and conduct the game in first available Game Room. Evet Glipsell's husband and father are still trapped in one of the crypts. ...
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    10-18-2014, 02:51 AM
    Can you give us a thumbnail of what you did?
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    10-18-2014, 02:48 AM
    tesral started a thread One Geek in Feedback
    What every happened to JessHartley and her advice column? I rather miss them.
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    Hey Ben... I've been thinking about the adventure writers guild and while i see it as a cool opportunity, there's really only a few motivated people up there. I want to keep pushing to see if we can collaborate as a group, but i would like to put forward may a little side effort between just you and I. Basically same thing, we'll both come up with an side trek idea and then we do your first, and collaborate to finish mine after that. I've never worked collaboratively before and i don't want my first experience, which seems like its gonna be a lot of drawn out online exchanges, to sour me to it. You really got this group started, and you seem really motivated in the adventure writing area... sooooo.... interested in collaborating just between you and I? I understand if not... it means yet another thing to put effort into and family always take priority... but let me know if it may be something you want to do.
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