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by Max_The_Judge
Sun May 15, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Experience points and luck
Replies: 5
Views: 5613

Re: Experience points and luck

I do the same thing GnomeBoy does. If an encounter was really easy for my players, either through lucky rolls or good planning, I don't give them much XP, no matter how hard the encounter was supposed to be in theory. But if they bleed for it, yeah, I'm going to award them more. Yeah, it means 5 ske...
by Max_The_Judge
Sun May 15, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: AoC 9 - The Lost Expedition -- Kickstarter is now LIVE!
Replies: 4
Views: 13845

Re: AoC 9 - The Lost Expedition -- Kickstarter is now LIVE!

Oh, OK! I love CoC, this sounds great.
by Max_The_Judge
Sat May 14, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: AoC 9 - The Lost Expedition -- Kickstarter is now LIVE!
Replies: 4
Views: 13845

Re: AoC 9 - The Lost Expedition -- Kickstarter is now LIVE!

Is Age of Cthulhu a separate RPG? If so, how is it different from Call of Cthulhu?
by Max_The_Judge
Sat May 14, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues
Replies: 6
Views: 6062

Re: Lost Tomb of the Sphinx Queen Price issues

Looks like a money laundering scheme.

"How did I make so much money this year? Oh, I sold a few books. For $1900 a pop. Hey, I'm good at upselling!"
by Max_The_Judge
Thu May 12, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Mighty Deeds of Arms: Outnumbered, Riposte
Replies: 1
Views: 3841

Re: Mighty Deeds of Arms: Outnumbered, Riposte

This is really good stuff! It's a shame that so many players don't take full advantage of the Mighty Deeds rule. It's such rife ground for imaginative ideas.
by Max_The_Judge
Sun May 08, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: The MEAT GRINDER TOO
Replies: 2
Views: 5196

Re: The MEAT GRINDER TOO

I like the simplicity of these Meat Grinder modules.
by Max_The_Judge
Sun May 08, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: Why would you want to play a kobold? Have a class anyway.
Replies: 4
Views: 6603

Re: Why would you want to play a kobold? Have a class anyway

This seems like a lot of fun. You should submit it for the 2016 Gongfarmer's Almanac.
by Max_The_Judge
Sun May 08, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The Keep on the Borderlands and the Caves of Chaos, dcc ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3851

Re: The Keep on the Borderlands and the Caves of Chaos, dcc

I'm running my PCs through The Temple of Elemental Evil right now. Let me tell you, those classic modules, they're boring and repetitive. Open the door, fight the monsters, loot the room, repeat. I've had to significantly punch up the encounters to keep my players from falling asleep. The good news ...
by Max_The_Judge
Tue May 03, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Get Yer Gongfarmer's Almanac (Vols 1-6) Right HERE
Replies: 17
Views: 8006

Re: Get Yer Gongfarmer's Almanac (Vols 1-6) Right HERE

My group got together this Sunday over Google Hangouts and I decided to give "The Umber Woods" a whirl. Rolled "Retrieval Mission" and the "heavily overgrown caravan." Using some quick Judge skills I interpreted that to mean that the party's elf was having a favor called in by her patron, The Three ...
by Max_The_Judge
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Mighty Deed of Arms: Taunt
Replies: 5
Views: 6783

Re: Mighty Deed of Arms: Taunt

What about affecting multiple enemies. I have a player that uses taunting to get everyone to attack him (tanking at AC 22) thus allowing the other characters to attack risk free. The system I cam up with is that he has a base chance on his deed die of 3. That will taunt one opponent. For each score ...
by Max_The_Judge
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Get Yer Gongfarmer's Almanac (Vols 1-6) Right HERE
Replies: 17
Views: 8006

Re: Get Yer Gongfarmer's Almanac (Vols 1-6) Right HERE

Got mine a day earlier than expected. GnomeBoy wasn't lying, there's definitely a nice little bonus in here. Given the nature of it, I think I'm going to play this one close to my chest. But I think my players will find out this Sunday...
by Max_The_Judge
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Get Yer Gongfarmer's Almanac (Vols 1-6) Right HERE
Replies: 17
Views: 8006

Re: Get Yer Gongfarmer's Almanac (Vols 1-6) Right HERE

Well if I wasn't excited before...
by Max_The_Judge
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D source
Replies: 64
Views: 80587

Re: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D sour

Definitely a support character and a substitute thief with limited use. Our party halfling tends to burn luck for every roll that other players miss. I've noticed that when she's not around it is a LOT easier for me to kill PCs and screw over the party. But I agree with the OP, they do seem a little...
by Max_The_Judge
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Attention Peril on the Purple Planet Purchasers (boxed set)
Replies: 58
Views: 79776

Re: Attention Peril on the Purple Planet Purchasers (boxed s

I can't believe after a year we still don't have all of these.
by Max_The_Judge
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: DCC RPg core book and adventures for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 8482

Re: DCC RPg core book and adventures for sale

Is there a difference between first and third edition?
by Max_The_Judge
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Get Yer Gongfarmer's Almanac (Vols 1-6) Right HERE
Replies: 17
Views: 8006

Re: Get Yer Gongfarmer's Almanac (Vols 1-6) Right HERE

I'll take the brown ones, second pic!
by Max_The_Judge
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: THE MEAT GRINDER
Replies: 31
Views: 60389

Re: THE MEAT GRINDER

I can't see the file, Rick. I'll print out a properly formatted copy today if it's available.
by Max_The_Judge
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Best starter/beginning 0-level funnel module
Replies: 9
Views: 9278

Re: Best starter/beginning 0-level funnel module

I think it's tradition for new players to start with Sailors on the Starless Sea. I've really come to love running and playing that module.
by Max_The_Judge
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Curious about the DCC RPG crowd...
Replies: 82
Views: 35895

Re: Curious about the DCC RPG crowd...

1984. I was 6 years old. I played an elf in a game a local kid was running from the Mentzer Basic D&D Red Box. I was killed by a giant spider. I didn't play again until I was 10, this time as the DM, also from the Red Box edition. I went to my first con when I was 12 and was exposed to Paranoia, Cal...
by Max_The_Judge
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: World Creation
Replies: 9
Views: 7284

Re: World Creation

I've been doing the same thing, by hand, no fancy mapping tools. Not because I have anything against them but because I don't know of any. I tend to just update the map as my players explore it. I have no idea what it will look like when it's finished.
by Max_The_Judge
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: d20/D&D Conversation
Topic: Running Temple of Elemental Evil (1985) for DCC
Replies: 3
Views: 9614

Re: Running Temple of Elemental Evil (1985) for DCC

Licking their wounds the party has retreated back to Hirot for some much needed rest. They returned to the Temple and found their way into the temple proper. Finding nothing of interest they descended to dungeon level 1. More cautious this time, they were able to surprise a group of ghouls. The adva...
by Max_The_Judge
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: d20/D&D Conversation
Topic: Running Temple of Elemental Evil (1985) for DCC
Replies: 3
Views: 9614

Re: Running Temple of Elemental Evil (1985) for DCC

The party has made its way into the temple proper via a secret hatch in the guard tower and into level 3. The PCs were not quite up to the challenge at level 1 & 2. They made it past the illusionary Basilisk but barely made it out alive against Falrinth & Smigmal Redhand. They were ultimately victor...
by Max_The_Judge
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: Looking for GM for Live Stream DCC
Replies: 1
Views: 4326

Re: Looking for GM for Live Stream DCC

I'm actually pretty interested in running a Castle Gargantua campaign but my weekly Sunday players are way too focused on conquering the Temple of Elemental Evil (1985 version). I'm free on Mondays but I'm in the PST timezone. It's OK, I work from home on Tuesdays. Are we married to Skype or is Goog...

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