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by bizarrojoe
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patron: The Great Pumpkin
Replies: 4
Views: 6365

Re: Patron: The Great Pumpkin

silver wrote:Hilarious. I love it. Why a medium-sized pumpkin though? If my patron is a pumpkin, I want it to be the biggest bad ass pumpkin with warts and fat knotty stem.
The Great Pumpkin is modest. She doesn't want people aware of her presence, especially when she's visiting her children on holidays.
by bizarrojoe
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patron: The Great Pumpkin
Replies: 4
Views: 6365

Patron: The Great Pumpkin

This is a work in progress that I'm having too much fun writing that I can't help but share it with you all. A week or so ago I had the thought, "What if The Great Pumpkin from Peanuts wasn't in Linus' imagination?" And I began to craft a little L1 encounter that could be inserted into any campaign:...
by bizarrojoe
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!
Replies: 31
Views: 29521

Re: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!

I didn't have a particular type of roll in mind, but it could simplify things if the bard uses the exact same dice. So, once per turn, if a character crits or pulls off a Mighty Deed, at that moment the bard can step in and attempt to replicate the action; no need for bookeeping. If it fails, too ba...
by bizarrojoe
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!
Replies: 31
Views: 29521

Re: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!

I feel the same way about the bard becoming a back-seat class when all it does is boost others, which is why I toyed with the idea of letting it perform some kind of magic. But that's certainly not the only option. Perhaps the bard can boost itself as well, in ways that are unique to how it boosts o...
by bizarrojoe
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!
Replies: 31
Views: 29521

Re: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!

I can see where you're going there. I've always personally believed that language is magic in its simplest form. Every time we speak, we change things around us, and the bard would be very adept at this*. So perhaps a higher level bard would be able to evoke emotions in other creatures that would ef...
by bizarrojoe
Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!
Replies: 31
Views: 29521

Re: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!

I like the ideas that are coming out here. It makes me think of the Bard as someone that excels at modifying the stats and rolls of other characters and adversaries through his performances. And I do like the idea that a restful lullaby would help encourage healing; that actually makes sense (as opp...
by bizarrojoe
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Reflexive Defense
Replies: 9
Views: 5641

Re: Reflexive Defense

So... not a lot of love for this idea, eh? :lol: I appreciate your comments, and I can see your point of view as to why it could throw things askew. However, I still like the idea that Luck could somehow play a role in permitting dire defensive capabilities. From a story-telling perspective, it make...
by bizarrojoe
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Reflexive Defense
Replies: 9
Views: 5641

Reflexive Defense

After judging a couple of 0-Level games, a thought occurred to me based on some feedback from my players. There's no way to burn Luck in order to boost defense; players simply have a modified AC to guard against attacks. I feel that the spirit of the Luck stat should allow players to perform extraor...
by bizarrojoe
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!
Replies: 31
Views: 29521

Re: Crawl! New Class Challenge: BARD!

Name of the Class: Bard Class Description: The bard is a master storyteller. Bards devote their lives to travelling from one end of a realm to another, listening and watching everything around them, and weaving tales that inform and entertain. An adventuring bard seeks to be a part of the living hi...
by bizarrojoe
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Crawl! New Class Challenge! Brainstorm (and class proposals)
Replies: 55
Views: 29530

Re: Crawl! New Class Challenge! Brainstorm (and class propos

Am I the only person who hates bards? Original 1e AD&D bards were ridiculous, and 3e just made them worse, f/m-u/t generalists with tons of skills. I'm not particularly well versed in Appendix N literature, but are there any such bards present in those books? When I think of a bard, I think of the ...
by bizarrojoe
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Crawl! New Class Challenge! Brainstorm (and class proposals)
Replies: 55
Views: 29530

Re: Crawl! New Class Challenge! Brainstorm (and class propos

Some brainstorms on bards: Skillful Performances : Like Mighty Deeds, bards can use a spearate performance die to enhance skill checks realted to personality. Prior to making the skill check, the PC would declare the effect they wish to invoke: boosting morale, taunting an adversary, intimidating fo...
by bizarrojoe
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Crawl! New Class Challenge! Brainstorm (and class proposals)
Replies: 55
Views: 29530

Re: Crawl! New Class Challenge! Brainstorm (and class propos

Of the ideas I've read here so far I'm particularly fond of: 1. Gnome - I love the idea of basically playing a character from the tales of David the Gnome. Very druidic in nature, mastery of herbalism, capable of speaking with animals, and using nature to an almost magical degree, wearing pointy hat...
by bizarrojoe
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Chopper Strike = RPG Gold
Replies: 4
Views: 5498

Re: Chopper Strike = RPG Gold

I hope one of the random weather accidents is that the subject gets thrown to the ground... :twisted: Absolutely! I also happen to have a weather die that's been collecting dust: http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic1129476_t.jpg Now I have the perfect use for it. I can roll it in an encounter to ...
by bizarrojoe
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Chopper Strike = RPG Gold
Replies: 4
Views: 5498

Chopper Strike = RPG Gold

Hi all, Just thought I'd share a discovery I made today. While yard sailing, I came across an old but complete copy of a board game called Chopper Strike . The game itself is a pretty basic battle game, but what immediately set off alarms in my imagination was the multi-level playing field that allo...
by bizarrojoe
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: Central Casting: Heroes of Legend
Replies: 2
Views: 5569

Central Casting: Heroes of Legend

I was digging through some of my old RPG books, and I unearthed my old copy of Central Casting: Heroes of Legend. As I was flipping through it, it occurred to me that the characters generated through the book could be easily compatible with DCC with only very minor tweaking. I doubt it would be wort...
by bizarrojoe
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Homemade Slipcase
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Homemade Slipcase

Hi all, I wanted to share some pics of a homemade slipcase I made for my DCC RPG books. I used the slipcase from an old 3M boardgame, and made some giant labels to cover up the original ones. The interior box that originally lived inside the slipcase (not pictured) now holds supplementary materials ...
by bizarrojoe
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Links to DCC RPG Resources, updated 6/21
Replies: 121
Views: 350460

Re: Links to DCC RPG Resources, updated 5/29

I'm cross posting a little bit here, but I thought I'd share the link to my latest multi-layer character sheet: http://www.filedropper.com/dccrpgmergedcharactersheetv30 I also added a few more pages to Jeremy Deram's reference sheets, mostly stuff that I knew I would forget about while I was Judging...
by bizarrojoe
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: More Elf vs Wizard quesions
Replies: 11
Views: 6393

Re: More Elf vs Wizard quesions

Thanks for the clarification!
by bizarrojoe
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: More Elf vs Wizard quesions
Replies: 11
Views: 6393

More Elf vs Wizard quesions

Some of this has been touched on here in the forum, but I haven't seen a solid concensus yet, so I thought I'd ask. 1. Does an elf use its intelligence modifier for spell checks? 2. Can an elf conduct spellburn? It seems to me that since the elf already has a natural affinity for magic use, that the...
by bizarrojoe
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: CRAWL! fanzine
Replies: 138
Views: 60899

Re: CRAWL! fanzine

Yes! I can't wait. You're doing a great job, and providing a wonderful resource.
by bizarrojoe
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Character Sheets
Replies: 33
Views: 30178

Re: Character Sheets

I've been working on my own version of the character sheet, and I think I have it to a point where I can share it with you all. I made a single PDF that uses multiple layers, so it's easier to work with. Depending on the class you want (including zero level), you choose the appropriate layer and pri...
by bizarrojoe
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: CRAWL! fanzine
Replies: 138
Views: 60899

Re: CRAWL! fanzine

Since I subscribed in the past few days, will I receive issue #1 as my first?
by bizarrojoe
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: CRAWL! fanzine
Replies: 138
Views: 60899

Re: CRAWL! fanzine

I recently took the dive into DCC RPG (still waiting for my gold-foil edition to ship...), I gave my $20 to Kickstarter for Appendix N, and I just recently subscribed to CRAWL! I can't wait to sink my teeth into all this great new material.

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