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by bill4935
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: Appendix N broken down by references
Replies: 11
Views: 14237

Re: Appendix N broken down by references

A great resource. Thanks! Just yesterday I finished reading "Cugel's Saga" by Jack Vance. I really enjoyed it both as a fantasy story and as reference material for playing a thief or rogue in an RPG. Cugel isn't just a robber, he's a charlatan, con artist, shady businessman and adventurer. Even if h...
by bill4935
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Is This Hugh???
Replies: 10
Views: 4540

Re: Is This Hugh???

I made this (out of three other figures) about two-and-a-half or three years ago, and only dug it out (along with a couple others) to put on a base this past weekend... +1. Excellent recycling of the Hypertime and Infinity Challenge HeroClix sets! If only you could shave his chin clean for that 70s...
by bill4935
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Do Charm Spells Work on Undead or No?
Replies: 10
Views: 6262

Re: Do Charm Spells Work on Undead or No?

Point is that conventions and magic don't mix. While I agree with you for the most part (I went to one once, and the smell of all those players overwhelmed the hall's AC) it's not fair to single them out. Wargamers and roleplayers are just as unappealing en masse . /That reminds me, I'd better go s...
by bill4935
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: New Kickstarter for Funkier (d18, d11, d15) dice
Replies: 42
Views: 25828

Re: New Kickstarter for Funkier (d18, d11, d15) dice

I'm in. This is a great kickstarter for those of us addicted to new dice. Time to start rationalizing my spending... Hey, it seems like DCC could use a D18 in the dice chain, couldn't it? Or even if it's just the mechanical application of a successful quest to increase a halfling's skill in combat. ...
by bill4935
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Zocchi Dice Buyer's Guide
Replies: 218
Views: 107815

Re: Zocchi Dice Buyer's Guide

People here are so friendly toward the 51st through 63rd states, I love that. I'll keep an eye out for your next listing, and thanks. I think an "official" set of DCC dice that came in an "official" DCC logo dice bag would sell hand over fist. Yes, I agree, but would it be made available in that low...
by bill4935
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Zocchi Dice Buyer's Guide
Replies: 218
Views: 107815

Re: Zocchi Dice Buyer's Guide

Darn, looks like they're all gone. You should get more, if you can. I'm sure I'm not the only one left who'd jump at the chance of getting these fine-looking items for such a reasonable price as you were asking. You've already done the hard part, tracking down a supply. :) As of right now there's s...
by bill4935
Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Curious about the DCC RPG crowd...
Replies: 82
Views: 29426

Re: Curious about the DCC RPG crowd...

My friend Norman got the Mentzer red box for Xmas '84. So I guess we first played in 1985.

Four years later we were playing nothing but Paranoia. Wow, I miss that crowd. I took so much friendly-fire in those days... :)
by bill4935
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Mighty Deeds and non-Warriors
Replies: 20
Views: 14465

Re: Mighty Deeds and non-Warriors

I may be mistaken, but I think you're saying I'm wrong. :mrgreen: You have a well-considered opinion, and I respect it. But if I were playing a Wizard and his options were getting narrower and narrower for avoiding a certain death, I'd hope my GM would allow me to attempt something crazy with some ...
by bill4935
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: Mighty Deeds and non-Warriors
Replies: 20
Views: 14465

Re: Mighty Deeds and non-Warriors

Anybody could try to jump on that squat foe's back to gain altitude (to grab a ledge or vine, perhaps), but only the Warrior could make an attack in the same action. Way back in the early days of RPGs, another name for Warrior was "Hero". I think this is a clue as to the kind of person Warriors are...
by bill4935
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Wizards, Known Spells, & Spellbooks
Replies: 24
Views: 28091

Re: Wizards, Known Spells, & Spellbooks

Also had the idea of wizards booby-trapping their spellbooks by deliberately including dangerous mercurial affects or maybe even codifying misfire into the spell. Of course the wizard who pens the spell would know to ignore the dangerous added portions of the incantation, but anyone who stole their...
by bill4935
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC RPG Undead Monsters
Replies: 12
Views: 4189

Re: DCC RPG Undead Monsters

Keeping with the "avoid the ordinary" theme of the game, I'd replace each monster's level drain with a different ability, each one with as much macabre flavor as I can pack in. Since there's enough monsters out there to prevent players ever encountering the same monster twice, after a while each new...
by bill4935
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Quick question regarding healing ability points. . .
Replies: 6
Views: 3550

Re: Quick question regarding healing ability points. . .

I was just wondering this myself. So I guess the player would get to choose which damaged Ability score to heal? I would say that would be true in a game that wanted to be fair and balanced to the players, a game that let players feel like it was possible to succeed and triumph over Chaos. But this...
by bill4935
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Class modification
Replies: 5
Views: 4832

Re: Class modification

Also, I can't think of anything appropriate to do with elves, as they're just basically Wizards that can fight better. What do you guys think? I've never liked how flavourless elves are. Why make them a fighter/magic-user when they could be something unique? I'd give players two choices for an elf,...
by bill4935
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC and AD&D
Replies: 35
Views: 16596

Re: DCC and AD&D

Are you guys letting 1E influence your DCC games? Magic is so trustworthy in 1E. That is what stands out for me. In AD&D, you can cast a spell to unlock a door or cure warts without worrying if one of your friends is going to die in some hideous Monkey's Paw-type accident. Plus you've got standard ...
by bill4935
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: mercurial magic
Replies: 25
Views: 23652

Re: mercurial magic

i mean... i KNOW magic is supposed to be unpredictable... but my player looked at me like i was crazy when i told him that "yes... every time you cast comprehend languages, toads rain down to such an extent that its dangerous." I see your player's problem: his spell is mislabelled. That's not a com...
by bill4935
Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Introductions Thread - Join the Band!
Replies: 508
Views: 548313

Re: Introductions Thread - Join the Band!

Hi, my name is Bill and I live near Kingston, Ontario. I'm older than Drake, but I probably have less rpg experience than anyone... I've been out of practice since AD&D 2E. I've been playing a lot of euro-type boardgames (like on Boardgamegeek.com) and also a superhero board game called HeroClix (I ...
by bill4935
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Higher Level PC Generator for DCC?
Replies: 36
Views: 10378

Re: Higher Level PC Generator for DCC?

Question: Warriors add their Deed Die to damage, right? Should that be shown on the PDF character sheet? Also, I think I saw a problem where the damage die for the 2-handed sword wasn't appearing. Those bugs is squashed. ;) Well, if you find these helpful... I rolled up a Level 1 Wizard with a 16 S...
by bill4935
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Higher Level PC Generator for DCC?
Replies: 36
Views: 10378

Re: Higher Level PC Generator for DCC?

Thanks for the kind words Scribble. I enjoy creating these things and I'm glad folks find them useful! Useful, hell. It's a mini-game all to itself! :D My favourite character so far is the Level 1 Wizard and former Potato Farmer with STR 17 who (with his +1 Luck bonus to melee damage) swings his st...
by bill4935
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Two questions regarding deeds of arms
Replies: 47
Views: 15969

Re: Two questions regarding deeds of arms

But yes, Warrior/Dwarves that don't ALWAYS declare a Mighty Deed are doing it wrong. They absolutely should. I agree that it has no downside, but I can see a couple of reasons why my Warriors (and I'm going to play nothing but) would not declare a deed every time, or not use my most devastating mov...
by bill4935
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: MIGHTY DEEDS OF ARCHERY
Replies: 9
Views: 3980

Re: MIGHTY DEEDS OF ARCHERY

Ahhh, just pick up some Green Arrow comics (or Hawkeye, who is in The Avengers comics). So would you take the suggestions from this thread, and rank them (best to worst), and only let a 1st level ranger achieve number 10 on such a list with a successful Deed die roll? I mean, there's got to be somet...
by bill4935
Wed May 30, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Please review my Monk class
Replies: 33
Views: 23762

Re: Please review my Monk class

I notice you fellows are both in favor of 'giving' the Monk the Warrior's MDoA. Meanwhile, I'm not. Personally, my own personal solution if I wanted to play a Monk would be to play a Warrior with Monk flavoring, but that's just me... . I guess there are two sides to this debate and the official enc...
by bill4935
Tue May 29, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: D&D Next publishing adventures for DCC RPG
Replies: 19
Views: 6039

Re: D&D Next publishing adventures for DCC RPG

TheNobleDrake wrote:
I say "better to have more lights when the nights get dark."

...For the night is dark, and full of terrors?
by bill4935
Mon May 28, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: D&D Next publishing adventures for DCC RPG
Replies: 19
Views: 6039

Re: D&D Next publishing adventures for DCC RPG

Warduke, could you give an example of what a 5e monster statblock would look like? I can. G-bl-n Neutral Evil Small humanoid (goblinoid) Initiative +1 AC 14 HP 5 Str 11 (+0) Dex 13 (+1) Con 12 (+1) Int 10 (+0) Wis 9 (–1) Cha 6 (–2) Space/Reach: 5 feet/5 feet Speed: 30 feet Melee Attack mace +2 (1d6...
by bill4935
Mon May 28, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Please review my Monk class
Replies: 33
Views: 23762

Re: Please review my Monk class

I like this new version. (How could I not? Looks like I had some good ideas!) Since you know your players, you can be confident in knowing that they won't abuse the class if it turns out to be capable of out-performing the default-class characters in the party. My strong concerns about keeping class...
by bill4935
Mon May 28, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Please review my Monk class
Replies: 33
Views: 23762

Re: Please review my Monk class

I'm always glad to see some appreciation for the pseudo-"Eastern" classes that Gary threw in for fun, so here are my notes, in the spirit of being constructive. My perspective is that each class ability should be something you can connect directly to background or use to flesh out a persona. Since t...

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