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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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    07-25-2014, 09:07 PM
    Does anyone wanna see the draugr stat-block?
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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  • DMMike's Avatar
    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
    2 replies | 106 view(s)
  • DMMike's Avatar
    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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I like to feel camaraderie with a DM rather than animosity; I'm not at the table to beat someone. I know that systems can be brittle, so I try to treat them fairly. I've played 4.0 D&D, but it runs more like a tabletop war game than I'm happy with. That said, I've played 3.5 D&D games that were entirely story-driven with no combat; that was woefully unfulfilling. I've played high and low magic games, high and low power games and I play nice with people new to a game system.
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I'm a big fan of story-driven games. Games I've run have favored skill checks and intuition as much as direct damage dealing madness. My play style varies; In 3.5 games I've run a bitter loner sorcerer, a book-smart but unworldly wizard with a vow of nonviolence and a mysterious mute psychic warrior who abused ploymorph. In other systems, I've played an Afghani CIA informant, a magic-wielding ex-Spetsnaz soldier working for the CDC, an automatronic crime-solving van with identity issues and an african-american angel/janitor working at Berkeley University during the 1940's, that I best recall.

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