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  • tesral's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    The ridged story arc I believe is an artifact of the ore-peropared module. By necessity they cannot be too free form. However GMs that grow up on this think that is how it should be done. Groups like the RPGA and Pathfinder Society do not help in the least as their games pretty much drag the...
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    Today, 02:21 AM
    tesral replied to a thread Why Fantasy? in Fantasy Discussion
    My first speculative love was Star Trek. I found and read science fiction anthologies at school. Not so much into Fantasy per say. I read Lord of the Rings. You more or less were not allowed to leave the 70s until you did. My friends and I did role-playing before we had a system, the setting...
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    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    The simplest method I have found is to mirror the PCs in the army they fight with. The better they win the better the margin of victory. They worse they lose likewise. For any battle I give each PC two or three hero fights. There section of the army fairs exactly as they do. Oh and the...
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  • tesral's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Never do, protect the PCs from themsevles of each other that is. The right to fail is inherent in the game. Players that put their character on the sideline will find that character sidelined. The game is about going and doing, not sitting in the counting house.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    so has anyone ever ran across a simplistic or simplify-able tactical system they would like to share or invent on the spot?
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    i used to hang out at animemuck a lot. still visit on occasion.
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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    She shakes your hand, seemingly quite relieved. The two of you set off. Over the next day the town resolves into a sprawling mess of buildings, not really a city; it looks more like three or four small towns and maybe a village or two expanded and ran into each other, leaving oddly clumped open...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    maybe I'm just spoiled by my experiences, but I wasn't really aware that there WAS another way to run a game other than let the players, you know, participate? shared game = shared creativity, or so I thought. sure, one person may be the driving force for a particular game or campaign, but it's...
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    Yesterday, 09:28 AM
    nijineko replied to a thread Why Fantasy? in Fantasy Discussion
    well, I can't say I do fantasy gaming instead of any of the others.... for me the attraction is the same regardless of genre - posing an impossible (or implausible) problem, and then solving it within the context of given conceptual framework.
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    Yesterday, 04:49 AM
    I have noticed that the Fantasy campaign resources forum gets very little love. You go back four pages and you are back four years. Well there is some good stuff in those pages that doesn't get any attention anymore. To rectify that I have been posting in those forums to bump the material to...
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    Yesterday, 01:48 AM
    tesral started a thread Why Fantasy? in Fantasy Discussion
    Why do you do fantasy gaming say instead of modern or science fiction? What about fantasy attracts you?
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    Yesterday, 01:42 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    I've run into mote than few such examples including a few that were horrified and even insulted that their PCs might have to pay consequences for their actions. How dare my game have cause and effect.
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    Yesterday, 01:39 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    Useless items are only useless to those without imagination,
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    Yesterday, 01:37 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] More Books in Campaign Resources
    Revenge of the Necrothredmancer
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    Yesterday, 01:31 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] My art objects list. in Campaign Resources
    Return of the Necrothreadmancer
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    Yesterday, 01:28 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Bestiary] Tanuki -- Races of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    Rise of the Necrothreadmancer
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    Yesterday, 01:26 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Campaigns / Adventures] The Stacks in Campaign Resources
    Dawn of the The Necrothreadmancer
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    Yesterday, 01:16 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Campaigns / Adventures] A few Rooms. in Campaign Resources
    Return of the necrothreadmancer
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    10-28-2014, 11:21 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] Appendix B -- Other Classes in Campaign Resources
    Goulliess and ghosties and necrothreadmancers oh MY!
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    10-28-2014, 11:19 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Bestiary] Gaming the Horse in Campaign Resources
    The necrothreadmancer strikes again. Just rrying to get this stuff back to the top form new people to see.
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    10-28-2014, 11:05 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    that would have been a most desirable item in this one game of robotech that i recall....
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    10-28-2014, 10:59 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    it saddens me how many players seemed shocked by natural consequences to their actions... actually that happens a lot in real life too, now that i contemplate it a bit.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 10:50 PM
    Init: Prii, Oo, Ii, Aa Will: Prii, Oo, Ii, Aa There may be conditional modifiers depending on the nature of stuff.
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    10-28-2014, 10:16 PM
    Tala is out of magic 3rd and above, but i think everyone is still decent on health. and her highness? last i recall she was seriously grousing about not getting to have some clobberin' time.
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    10-28-2014, 08:11 PM
    I've got to make this a quick post. I'll go into more detail in later post or on my next main post. The Escalation Bonus for Round 2 is +1 to all PC attacks, yes, and I can take care of triggered rolls when necessary. Noxias's triggered action should work and I'll take the attack rolls from his...
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  • tesral's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 03:27 PM
    You can lead a horse to water as the saying goes. I have one friend that had a bunch of passive aggressive players with a tendency to derail her game. She tried to make a system that was "player proof" Much like your friend. It is called a novel. If you have a way that an encounter must...
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    10-28-2014, 09:08 AM
    nijineko created a blog entry Rule of Yes in nijineko's world
    In my various campaign rules postings, I have listed my preferences as a GM. However, I would like it explicitly stated that I believe in the Rule of Yes: if it is not forbidden or defined, it's allowable; and even if it is forbidden and/or defined, we can discuss a workaround... - and am willing...
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    10-28-2014, 09:03 AM
    ummm, i think that is a dm fault, not a system fault. my 3.x games have always defaulted to the rule of yes. and whenever they haven't, it was because of the DM. now, is 3.x a "good" system by your last bit of criteria there? 3.x does make mention of using the rules to enable the players, but the...
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 08:34 PM
    At this point, Noxias could still cast Flaming Sphere as a readied action, but the question would be which square would it be conjured into? If it's still one square south of Derim, he'll be burnt at the start of his turn. Also, the sudden appearance of the flaming sphere may trip up the movement...
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    10-27-2014, 08:58 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    Well it is. Theft, assault and perhaps battery. The usual definition of an Honest Thief is one that steals without violence or fraud. Depending on the culture some theft is considered worse than others.
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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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After leaving the sheriff behind in the custody of the village priest, the Ely, Rana and company continued on to Elder Daven.

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