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by Golgothmog
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Why is Cthulhu Neutral?
Replies: 45
Views: 37023

Re: Why is Cthulhu Neutral?

It is conceivable that Cthulhu is Neutral, while his cult members are whatever they have become... And may not even be consistent with each other. Totally! I think it's a fun exercise to try to get into the mind of a cultist, why they might join a Mythos cult... how it might be sold to them by othe...
by Golgothmog
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: super secret project/gary con
Replies: 71
Views: 55072

Re: super secret project/gary con

1) Luck is the new black. It's everything. It is a luck-based mechanic that replaces clerical healing. Luck flows fast and loose to the point where there is a carousing mechanic for getting luck back...for all classes. I'm not so much liking the sound of that. Too much like Bennies in Savage Worlds...
by Golgothmog
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Reader's guide to Lankhmar fiction
Replies: 15
Views: 25474

Re: Reader's guide to Lankhmar fiction

I first read them back in the 1970's and they were a heavy influence on the way my OD&D campaigns developed back then. Yeah, way more than Tolkien it's the Lankhmar stories that I associate with early D&D... discovering both at the same time from the same family of 5 brothers (and 1 poor annoyed si...
by Golgothmog
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: super secret project/gary con
Replies: 71
Views: 55072

Re: super secret project/gary con

I'm excited about the mention of non-supernatural Patrons... Patrons for non-magic user classes. That's an idea that's been brewing for a while.
Has that been implemented elsewhere and I'm just ignorant of it?
by Golgothmog
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: super secret project/gary con
Replies: 71
Views: 55072

Re: super secret project/gary con

I'm not too surprised. Lanhkmar seems like such a good fit for DCC.

Also nostalgic for me since Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser were introduced to me by the same guys who first invited me to play D&D, so I've always associated those stories with my early RPG adventures.
by Golgothmog
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: super secret project/gary con
Replies: 71
Views: 55072

Re: super secret project/gary con

I'm favoring some manner of science fantasy... Purple Planet already aimed at ersatz-Barsoom/ Sword and Planet... Mutant Crawl Classics aimed at PA... something in the Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon vein would have my pulse jumping.
by Golgothmog
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: super secret project/gary con
Replies: 71
Views: 55072

Re: super secret project/gary con

Lots of scifi writers in Appendix N... Fred Saberhagen, Poul Anderson, Jack Williamson, Leigh Brackett, Fletcher Pratt... but not Heinlein.
by Golgothmog
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: super secret project/gary con
Replies: 71
Views: 55072

Re: super secret project/gary con

So tomorrow is the big news? "a top-secret license that will delight every fan of DCC RPG and Appendix N" Looking over Appendix N, ruling out the taken/unlikely stuff... I'd be most excited for stuff relating to Abraham Merritt or Lord Dunsany but those wouldn't require a license as such... having n...
by Golgothmog
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Cyberpunk / Hard Sci-Fi hack of DCC?
Replies: 3
Views: 4918

Re: Cyberpunk / Hard Sci-Fi hack of DCC?

As someone who really enjoys Eclipse Phase and Traveller (classic) I'm not sure what you see in DCC that makes you think it would improve on those for 'hard scifi'. I mean, I love DCC to death but that's because of how wild and crazy it can get, surprising and unexpected stuff happening from moment ...
by Golgothmog
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Rituals
Replies: 0
Views: 4147

Rituals

Have there been any rituals written up for DCC? I mean, beyond ritual versions of regular spells... magic that can ONLY be accomplished by a group of mages/clerics with time and resources? I've looked around and haven't found anything. I know nothing of 4e but Azagar's Book of Rituals http://www.goo...
by Golgothmog
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Play experiences of wizards...
Replies: 5
Views: 6814

Re: Play experiences of wizards...

I'll dredge up this old thread to see if there are any new thoughts on the matter... My favorite thing about DCC is that the magic feels more 'magical'... it's not just another form of technology as it seems to be in many other fantasy games. I don't mind the limited 'spell slots'... but as has been...
by Golgothmog
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC Annual: Content Wish List
Replies: 21
Views: 13118

Re: DCC Annual: Content Wish List

The names 'Monk' and 'Druid' both seem inherently connected to temples/religions/cults to me. Otherwise a 'Monk' is just a 'Boxer'/'Martial Artist' and might as well be a variant of 'Warrior'/'Fighter'. I particularly like the description of Druids here: http://goblinpunch.blogspot.com/2014/09/7-myt...
by Golgothmog
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: my Athas/DarkSun DCC system hack
Replies: 11
Views: 10430

Re: my Athas/DarkSun DCC system hack

And you know what we don't see enough of? FUNGUS AND OOZES AND SLIMES AND GELATINOUS CUBES AND STUFF. You know in a corrupted dying world dungeon environment this stuff would be all over the place, right? Right. Can't wait to sic the Purple Mold on the party. I'm not entirely clear on the differenc...
by Golgothmog
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC Annual: Content Wish List
Replies: 21
Views: 13118

Re: DCC Annual: Content Wish List

I disagree on some of the class stuff. I do think there is a jumping the shark that can happen with classes but I don't think the line is at monk, bard, or druid. Monks and Druids just seem like variants of Cleric to me. Add a few more spells and pick the right mix to suit the theme. I've never und...
by Golgothmog
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Multiple characters and Roleplaying?
Replies: 6
Views: 5212

Re: Multiple characters and Roleplaying?

I've always liked the idea of troupe style play... having more than one PC on the roster per Player. I wouldn't be adverse to letting Players keep whatever PCs they could get through a funnel as a kind of stable and pick between them depending on the adventure... knowing that they'd only be gaining ...
by Golgothmog
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patron Problems- The Three Fates
Replies: 12
Views: 11361

Re: Patron Problems- The Three Fates

Gnomeboy's solution seems clever and flavorful... and sets up future complications/consequences.
Dropping/changing the Patron seems less satisfying... a more mechanical reply to the situation that doesn't bring the same sort of fun that having a pair of magically connected twins does.
by Golgothmog
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC Annual: Content Wish List
Replies: 21
Views: 13118

Re: DCC Annual: Content Wish List

I'd also like some content about using Patrons with other classes... how they might aid Fighters and such... the costs of such relationships, how Patron taint works on Thieves, etc.
by Golgothmog
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: I only just now realized...
Replies: 2
Views: 9032

I only just now realized...

... that Age of Cthulhu adventures are for Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu! DOH! Up until just moments ago I'd been assuming they were either D20 or some other system of their own. Not that it should matter, I steal ideas from Trail of Cthulhu adventures all the time, but my assumptions had me thinking t...
by Golgothmog
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC Annual: Content Wish List
Replies: 21
Views: 13118

Re: DCC Annual: Content Wish List

1) No proliferation of AD&D classes (Bard, Ranger, Monk) 2) No additional class options for non-humans Yeah, those would top my 'Do Not Want' list. One of the things I despise about mainstream D&D is the bloat of classes, more classes, multi-classes... blech! I'd definitely jump at more spells and ...
by Golgothmog
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patron Problems- The Three Fates
Replies: 12
Views: 11361

Re: Patron Problems- The Three Fates

Couldn't the one who isn't 'burning just close her eyes? After a shouted warning?
Maybe they wear special blinders (magic glasses that render each other invisible) or always stand back to back when spellcasting?
by Golgothmog
Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Who handles the tables?
Replies: 22
Views: 18897

Re: Who handles the tables?

Yeah, I think my appreciation of DCC is firmly rooted in my love of horror, Lovecraft, old horror comics... Heavy Metal magazine... and underground comics.
I never did play much old TSR D&D, never read many superhero comics...
by Golgothmog
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Who handles the tables?
Replies: 22
Views: 18897

Re: Who handles the tables?

@NJPDX You make good points. I guess I don't understand the desire to always play the same game, same sorts of games. Video gamers and boardgamers I know generally like to mix it up and try a lot of different games... but most RPGers I know are very stubborn about trying new things. And it's not lik...
by Golgothmog
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Who handles the tables?
Replies: 22
Views: 18897

Re: Who handles the tables?

Although I might never use them as my players from different groups refuse to play DCC so far :( The game is such a good reading... how comes that people independently say "na, thats not for me" when I tell them about it. All of them started playing in the 80s and when we remember the good old days...
by Golgothmog
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: The Crawling Under A Broken Moon DCC fanzine
Replies: 16
Views: 21570

Re: The Crawling Under A Broken Moon DCC fanzine

And I've got D&D (well, Mutant Future by way of Labyrinth Lord) covered for Thundarr: http://tinyurl.com/6tvr77n Cool! Thanks for that! I always liked The Herculoids but have only seen a couple of Thundarr episodes... and those only recently. My favorite thing in a lot of those old cartoons are the...
by Golgothmog
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: The Crawling Under A Broken Moon DCC fanzine
Replies: 16
Views: 21570

Re: The Crawling Under A Broken Moon DCC fanzine

Evil Genius Prime wrote:
Reidzilla wrote:Personally, I'd love to see anything in the vein of Thundarr or the Herculoids.
Someplace online someone had a whole bunch of the Herculoids creatures statted out for AD&D... ah, here it is: http://paratime.ca/herculoids/

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