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by ynnen
Tue May 01, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: What PCs would you like to see?
Replies: 15
Views: 17471

it's a tough call... as a 6th level sorcerer, getting to cast one of these great spells 4x per day is pretty tough to compare to evasion: Displacement: Attacks miss subject 50%. Fireball: 1d6 damage per level, 20-ft. radius. Gaseous Form: Subject becomes insubstantial and can fly slowly. Haste: One ...
by ynnen
Tue May 01, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: Into the Wilds: Campaign journals
Replies: 17
Views: 14665

By casting the "Silence" spell centered on the dire bats, they can no longer use their sonar to guide them, and they effectively become blind. At that point I have the bats make a will save or crash to the ground, rider in tow. If they succeed with their will save, they are disciplined enough to al...
by ynnen
Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: What PCs would you like to see?
Replies: 15
Views: 17471

I think a lot of people unaccustomed to XCrawl would casually dismiss the monk - but with the very physical nature of many XCrawl events (think obstacle courses, battle of the network stars, puzzles or encounters requiring maneuverability, timing or precision) skills-heavy characters are even more v...
by ynnen
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: What PCs would you like to see?
Replies: 15
Views: 17471

What PCs would you like to see?

Let's just say, hypothetically, if you were to have a pool of 6 pre-generated seventh-level PCs to customize a team of 4 XCrawlers from, what sort of characters do you think would make the decision most agonizing? I'm currently leaning toward the following classifications/roles, fulfilled by the fol...
by ynnen
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: GenCon - anyone arriving early?
Replies: 8
Views: 7865

I'll be there bright and early on Wednesday, and I'll try to wander by after I help set up the Goodman Games booth. After that, I'm always up for something relaxing - like killing PCs or being killed by a malevolent GM.
by ynnen
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: Sell Out Vs. Guild Sourcebook
Replies: 4
Views: 8177

I think Sellout is one of the best supplements for any RPGs in any system - it adds so many more options, so much more depth and would easily be dubbed a "core book" if published by WotC... The XCrawl main rulebook paints the overall picture for the setting and the genre, and Sellout is there to fil...
by ynnen
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: Vault of the Dragon Kings - Icy Ascent
Replies: 6
Views: 4895

Sweetness!

I've been looking forward to these for a long time, as you can imagine... Keep 'em comin' ...!
by ynnen
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: XCrawl Starter kit
Replies: 8
Views: 9208

excellent! my plan is working perfectly....

Clan Yeoman will like XCrawl
by ynnen
Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: Gen Con Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 27000

N'Haaz-aua wrote:Four 0 level halflings locked in a cottage with a rabid house cat, imagine the roleplaying possibilities!

/joking!
//not really :twisted:
Actually, that kinda' sounds like something I ran for you guys once, doesn't it? except it was a zombie puppy, if I recall...
by ynnen
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: Gen Con Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 27000

can't wait to hear more about it... very excited to see what this year's tournament entails.
by ynnen
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: XCrawl Starter kit
Replies: 8
Views: 9208

XCrawl is definitely worth checking out... The main rulebook wraps up a lot of the flavor, and has a great adventure in the back, and the Sellout! supplement is one of the better game supplements for any RPG out there... if this were a WotC product, then Sellout! would definitely be considered one o...
by ynnen
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: Gen Con Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 27000

I'm eager to see what's been decided behind the scenes. I know there were a lot of great ideas bandied about and discussed since wrapping up Palace in the Wastes last year.

I can't wait to read all about how folks are going to die this year! :)
by ynnen
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: XCrawl "Looting" Rules?
Replies: 4
Views: 7579

XCrawl "Looting" Rules?

As I skim through the books and start to prep for an adventure I'm writing, I am curious what the standard XCrawl position is on looting... I can't seem to find anything in the books, but something is tugging at the back of my mind. I'm working under the assumption (and mindset) that XCrawl particip...
by ynnen
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: Question for the writers/ developers/ artists/ cartographers
Replies: 11
Views: 13524

I jump back and forth between the freelance work and a more traditional role as an Internet Strategist and Consultant - helping clients map out short- and long-term web goals, as well as helping them optimize their online presence through e-marketing, email campaigns and CMS integration like DotNetN...
by ynnen
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: NoGo Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 7724

I have not in my home games - but I do have secret doors where camera crews, cleaning crews or guest stars enter or exit the various rooms. My XCrawl game setting is a mix of American Gladiator, televised obstacle course, The Running Man and Paranoia -- there are lots of things going on behind the s...
by ynnen
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: #14:Dungeon Interludes- spoilers
Replies: 3
Views: 3111

Glad to hear you've all enjoyed Interludes. It was a challenge (a lot of fun, but still a challenge) to develop as wide a variety of adventures as I could that still had a common thread running through them. I've DM'd a half dozen different groups through the Eye of the Night episode (scenario 1) an...
by ynnen
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: More multiple adventure books.
Replies: 8
Views: 11447

Thanks for the nod. I really liked the concept I pitched to Joseph about the inter-related adventures, each originally designed to be a one- or two-nighter ... I'm glad you've enjoyed it so far, as well. I'd also love to see other adventures in the Interludes mold, to see a series of related scenari...
by ynnen
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 3423

I'm a big advocate of this, too! I would love to read about the gripping adventures taking place in the tough, grinding Dungeon Crawl Classics environments and settings.
by ynnen
Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: looking for a dragon battle DCC style, help!
Replies: 12
Views: 7141

DCC #30 - Vault of the Dragon Kings is based around the history of Dragonkind, and their former masters, the Dragon Kings - tasked by the creator gods to watch over and protect the Dragons as the world developed. It was the 2005 GenCon Tournament module, and is very, very challenging. While the tour...
by ynnen
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: ARCHON ... DCC #29 - Adventure Begins - A Question of Morels
Replies: 5
Views: 4292

ARCHON ... DCC #29 - Adventure Begins - A Question of Morels

Archon, a local gaming convention here in St. Louis, went very well. I ran two sessions of A Question of Morels from DCC #29 The Adventure Begins . There are a few minor spoilers mixed in here, but nothing too plot destroying. It's mostly the interesting anecdotes. Session 1: The first group worked ...
by ynnen
Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: Kudos for XCrawl / Starting My Own Campaign.
Replies: 1
Views: 5041

Well, we just wrapped up our first two sessions of XCrawl -- the Phoenix Open XCrawl. I designed it myself, being partial to that sort of thing, as the first "Pro" XCrawl event for teams mired in the minor leagues or playing amateur events. Think of it as a proving ground to separate the posers from...
by ynnen
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC 14 part 1
Replies: 10
Views: 6842

Each module in the DCC line includes scaling information to adjust the challenge up or down to tailor the adventure to different parties. Each chapter of Interludes includes this sort of scaling information, as well. For a party of characters level 3-4, adding just a few more critters to a few of th...
by ynnen
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC 14 part 1
Replies: 10
Views: 6842

Awesome! Glad to hear someone else diving into Interludes... Keep us posted on how it goes. I always love hearing stories of how folks use the module... Make it part of an overarching campaign? Run them as individual adventures in the down-time of other stuff? Etc.
by ynnen
Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: Xcrawl (Xcrawl Classics and prior editions)
Topic: Kudos for XCrawl / Starting My Own Campaign.
Replies: 1
Views: 5041

Kudos for XCrawl / Starting My Own Campaign.

Just dropping a line to mention that I was thrilled to pick up all the XCrawl books at GenCon. At first I wasn't sure what to make of the game, but after reading the core rulebook, my mind was a twitter with the possibilities. As with most RPG games, I've tweaked and modified things slightly to fit ...
by ynnen
Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: DCC Tourney suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 18408

Part of the tournament format is taking that character that, on the surface, looks like a dud....but then finding the strategy that maximizes them fully. Indeed. This is true even during the playtesting stages -- when we rigorously rough up each of the different PCs and use different PC combiniatio...

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