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by Gizrond
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: How to handle player losing all their characters
Replies: 10
Views: 7392

Re: How to handle player losing all their characters

Not a result of character death, but I had a new player show for session two of a Sailors funnel I was running out of a LGS. I just had him roll up a few peasants (with one less than the original players started with to cover earlier deaths) and they wandered into the scene at an appropriate time fo...
by Gizrond
Thu May 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Let's Talk About Spellburn
Replies: 17
Views: 11294

Re: Let's Talk About Spellburn

For my money, spellburn doesn't give *enough* of a bonus, particularly for characters that are already weak, but that's me. In most of the games I run, players are very very reluctant to spellburn...and even when they do, they do not spellburn much...so I haven't had huge issues with it. And, even ...
by Gizrond
Mon May 13, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Secret door base detection rules?
Replies: 6
Views: 7787

Re: Secret door base detection rules?

Lately, I've been leaving it up to player's actions. If they say they are inspecting and tapping on the wall behind the throne and there is a secret door there...they find it. I'll even settle for "I check the wall for secret doors," if the door isn't hidden in a very specific way. In the past I've ...
by Gizrond
Mon May 13, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC CON
Replies: 19
Views: 19642

Re: DCC CON

GnomeBoy wrote:So far, just the fans that are devoted.

Where do you imagine such a thing being set? Maybe the city of the birthplace of some Appendix N author or other, maybe?

If they held an all-DCC convention in Cross Plains, Texas, I would attend every year.
by Gizrond
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: What is the "Hobonomicon"?
Replies: 5
Views: 10361

Re: What is the "Hobonomicon"?

I saw Doug Kovacs post about his upcoming project (with Wayne Snider, Stefan Poag and others), the Hobonomicon. Most of the issue is devoted to Doug's GenCon 2018 after hours DCC game, Escape from Planet Punjar. What is Escape from Planet Punjar exactly? Well it's an adventure/campaign starter fill...
by Gizrond
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Map of the Northlands of Aereth, the DCC Known Realms
Replies: 3
Views: 7538

Re: Map of the Northlands of Aereth, the DCC Known Realms

I was just asking about something like this in another thread.

I think it would be awesome.
by Gizrond
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: DCC and Aereth.
Replies: 4
Views: 10043

DCC and Aereth.

Has anyone determined where the Shudder Mountains would be on a map of Aereth? I realize they can essentially be anywhere there are mountains, but I'm wondering if they've already been marked on that map by another. On a related note, is there list or a site anywhere that marks where the DCC publish...
by Gizrond
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Fantasy Grounds
Replies: 20
Views: 26215

Re: Fantasy Grounds

HolyOutlaw wrote:Here is the official DCC ruleset for Fantasy Grounds:

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store/pr ... CCGMG5070T

This makes me very happy.

Time to dig out my DCC books and brush up on the rules!
by Gizrond
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Fantasy Grounds
Replies: 20
Views: 26215

Re: Fantasy Grounds

From what I understand, a fan has already done the lion's share of the work programming the rules into FG for his home game and GG would not allow him to make that mod packet available to others. He wasn't attempting to charge for it, he was just going to upload it into the community so that every s...
by Gizrond
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Fantasy Grounds
Replies: 20
Views: 26215

Re: Fantasy Grounds

Yeah, after doing 5e and Savage Worlds for months on FG, it was too hard a sell to convince my group to both try a new game AND not be able to use FG for anything but the maps, especially when even bringing those maps in would have required a lot of tweaking on my end.

Oh well.
by Gizrond
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Fantasy Grounds
Replies: 20
Views: 26215

Re: Fantasy Grounds

So our group switched over to Fantasy Grounds and it is great. We are liking it so much better than Roll20. With our busy lives and geographical distance it allows us to still maintain our weekly session. I almost had them talked into giving DCC a whirl. Everyone loved the rules and the old school f...
by Gizrond
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Fantasy Grounds
Replies: 20
Views: 26215

Re: Fantasy Grounds

I would love the same thing for Roll20. I just about have my Roll20 group talked into trying a DCC funnel. I’m a relative noob with Roll20 and it will be my first time running on the platform. I’ve run several in person groups from funnel to 3rd level, so I’m not new to DCC, it’s just that getting e...
by Gizrond
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Mutant Crawl Classics (??)
Replies: 190
Views: 102940

Re: Mutant Crawl Classics (??)

Any news on this? I watched the God man Games video, but the sound was so terrible I couldn't make out half what they were saying. Anyone know? From the Mutant Crawl Classics FaceBook page: What is this Mutant Crawl Classics FaceBook page of which you speak? Is it on some alternate plane of existen...
by Gizrond
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Mutant Crawl Classics (??)
Replies: 190
Views: 102940

Re: Mutant Crawl Classics (??)

Any word? I want to Kickstart this thing yesterday!
by Gizrond
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: DM Report: Sailors on the Starless Sea - Part 1
Replies: 0
Views: 3283

DM Report: Sailors on the Starless Sea - Part 1

We met again on Saturday at Pop Culture in Raymond, NH The group leveled up their survivors and even added a seventh member. One of the existing players lent a guy that was watching the game a survivor so he could sit in. He had never played an RPG before and had a great time. Once they leveled up, ...
by Gizrond
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: DM Report: Portal Under the Stars (SPOILERS)
Replies: 0
Views: 3306

DM Report: Portal Under the Stars (SPOILERS)

A little late getting this out, but I work at a college and we have finals going on. We started our DCC campaign at Pop Culture in Raymond, New Hampshire on Saturday, November 28th. The game went well and everyone really seemed to enjoy it. I ran the group through Portal Under the Stars. None of the...
by Gizrond
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC RPG 4th printing: What do you want?
Replies: 105
Views: 37636

Re: DCC RPG 4th printing: What do you want?

So it looks like a bunch of add-ons slid through on the KickStarter without me being aware of them (GM gems, Points of light, etc.) I just added them in the survey, hoping that someone will contact me if my pledge doesn't cover them all.

Anyone know if that's the case?
by Gizrond
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Mutant Crawl Classics pre-order?
Replies: 22
Views: 10744

Re: Mutant Crawl Classics pre-order?

I, for one, love the KickStarter model. It allows smaller publishers like Goodman Games to offer a better product with less risk. Take the 4th Edition reprint for example. Traditional methods would have given me a 4th ed with new art and possibly a leather cover. Anything more would have been a risk...
by Gizrond
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: How do you deal with stupidly cautious players?
Replies: 12
Views: 7089

Re: How do you deal with stupidly cautious players?

Grimtooth's Traps featured a lot of traps that were specifically designed to punish overly cautious delvers. If I remember correctly, someone just reprinted them. :wink: If you'd rather be nice, just be generous in awarding luck points to the characters that do take risks - Lady Luck does not favor ...
by Gizrond
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: What to read next?
Replies: 30
Views: 47362

Re: What to read next?

Clark Ashton Smith. I'm reading the collected works right now, and I can almost see the DCC cover for some of his stories. Or, if you are looking for a series that highlights the lighter side of gaming, you should check out Critical Failures by Robert Bevan. They're crude and use a lot of profanity,...
by Gizrond
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: First Character Funnel ~ Triple Play in New Hampshire
Replies: 5
Views: 3109

Re: First Character Funnel ~ Triple Play in New Hampshire

I don't know if you still check here, but I'd love to attend the session on the 16th if it is still on. I posted over on the Triple Play forums a week or so ago, but haven't seen an update.
by Gizrond
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: Appendix N - after 1978.
Replies: 30
Views: 57213

Re: Appendix N - after 1978.

http://www.blackgate.com/ They do subscriptions in print and pdf (for the life of me I can't figure why the pdf isn't free if you get the print though). Most of the stories have a great Appendix N feel to them. I subscribed because they reminded me of the short stories they used to publish in the ol...
by Gizrond
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: Making an Elric
Replies: 13
Views: 9204

Re: Making an Elric

I'd make him straight wizard with mostly summoning/patron spells.

It's been a while since I read the books, but I remember his fighting prowess to be less than spectacular without Stormbringer.

And Melnibonean was an elder race, not just a nationality, right?
by Gizrond
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: How do you define min/max?
Replies: 75
Views: 23898

Re: How do you define min/max?

I used to have a player that would take offense when someone called him a min/maxxer.

He would hold out his character sheet and shout, "You show me where I minned!"
by Gizrond
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: Appendix N type movies.
Replies: 96
Views: 166109

Re: Appendix N type movies.

Most of my games end up looking more like Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail than any other movie.

If you switched the setting of Dagon to a medieval fishing village instead of a modern one, it would be straight up Appendix N.

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