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by smathis
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

The update that's promising but not incredibly substantial has been posted at the blog.

http://landofphantoms.blogspot.com/2013/08/update-so-proof-reading-takes-forever.html

I'll be seeing some of you at GenCon. Stop by the Goodman Games booth to track me down.
by smathis
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Hoplitenomad wrote:There was an update to " Winter Home" on 7-29-13. It was listed on the blog but not here.
That's true. My bad on that. I cleaned up a couple of things that came up in playtests and added a male Valiant and female Hunter to the pre-gens.
by smathis
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Dungeon Crawl Classics at Gen Con
Replies: 11
Views: 5349

Re: Dungeon Crawl Classics at Gen Con

One of the things I want do this year is PLAY in as many DCC games as I can. I work at the True Dungeon all day Fri and Sat but will be free in the evenings from about 5:30 until 3:00AM. I judge my home game and have only been a player twice. Smathis I really want to try TA and plan to stop by the ...
by smathis
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Dungeon Crawl Classics at Gen Con
Replies: 11
Views: 5349

Re: Dungeon Crawl Classics at Gen Con

Will anyone out there be running any open DCC RPG events at Gen Con? I registered a bit late - and found to my chagrin every DCC RPG event is sold out. I recently bought the game, and want to play in as many events as possible. Thanks! I'm going to be at GenCon on Friday and Saturday. I should be a...
by smathis
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Liber Arcanum
Replies: 65
Views: 67507

Re: Liber Arcanum

Well, the manuscript is finished and I've handed in a copy to Goodman Games for review. We'll see what happens, in the interim, I've got most of the art blocks set up to turn the artists loose on the project. While I was waiting for editors and readers to report back I needed something to do, so am...
by smathis
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

GnomeBoy wrote:...because it's just an insanely good idea.
Thanks, GB!

Some good news over at the blog.

Summary: Draft is done. Proofreading now...
by smathis
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: multi-classing
Replies: 8
Views: 6140

Re: multi-classing

The classes in Transylvanian Adventures can be "multi-classed" up to a point. There are a couple of things that probably shouldn't be shared between classes. Those will be developed in more detail in the second book. But there are very pared down "multi-classing" rules in the first book. So you coul...
by smathis
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

And another new post up on the blog: Mad, Mad Libs.

This one describes the random character "background" generator and what a finished character would look (or read) like in TATG.

It's been a fairly popular addition to the Character Creation chapter.
by smathis
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Stamina loss and hit points
Replies: 11
Views: 6565

Re: Stamina loss and hit points

GnomeBoy wrote: Damn. The d5 is the larger of the two...

*readies the bactine; makes 'bracing' face*
Don't worry too much. Ask Doug and Harley. I roll TERRIBLY.

Like epically... horribly... might be good if we were playing a tabletop golf-game bad...
by smathis
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Stamina loss and hit points
Replies: 11
Views: 6565

Re: Stamina loss and hit points

Skyscraper wrote:
GnomeBoy wrote:
Skyscraper wrote:You forgot the FORT save modification also :mrgreen:
Oily carp! You're right -- now I see why it's too much trouble... :wink:

*ducks thrown game books, bottles of mountain dew, and a shoe*
I throw a d16 at you!
Nah. I use the d16. I throw a d5.

I can never get those to roll right.
by smathis
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

*SPOILERS, POTENTIAL PLAYERS DON'T READ* Just finished reading the adventure this morning and I love it! Not too sure on the lethality of camping outside, though - seems a bit . . . sudden. I think if I ran it I would give the PCs a lot of hints throughout the night - "you're getting cold, dangerou...
by smathis
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Omigosh, you made the "cooler version" pregens even cooler by giving them actual descriptions! You are awesome! Would it be greedy to ask for a female version of the Hunter and a male version of the Valiant in the next update? Not greedy at all. I'll see what I can do. And re: those descriptions. T...
by smathis
Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

The Winter Home is back online at: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/115605/Transylvanian-Adventures-The-Winter-Home?term=transylvanian+ad . In addition, Alex Lucard has posted a review of The Winter Home over on http://diehardgamefan.com/2013/07/01/tabletop-review-transylvanian-adventures-the-winter-ho...
by smathis
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Stamina loss and hit points
Replies: 11
Views: 6565

Re: Stamina loss and hit points

I have the players adjust their Maximum HP, not necessarily their current HP. Current HP only drops after Stamina loss if it exceeds Max HP. Makes sense to me and I haven't had a problem with it. Been doing it that way for a long while, even back when Stamina was called Constitution.
by smathis
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

It will be back soon. I updated The Winter Home tonight and RPGNow/DriveThruRPG promptly spell-mishapped all over it. Currently, The Winter Home is "inactive". Why? I don't know. I was just uploading the new PDF with the updated pre-gens. I guess this is a great trial run for the first book. Not sur...
by smathis
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 59332

Re: Four fixes for DCC

He's been killed in combat a couple times, but death in combat only seems to be a minor inconvenience: one of the clerics inevitably heals any fallen character within the 1 round / level limit, and the "Restore Vitality" spell removes any of the permanent damage. I am planning on addressing both th...
by smathis
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 59332

Re: Four fixes for DCC

Double post?
by smathis
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Wow! Thanks a lot. I got the revised characters. This is exactly what I was hoping for. I am going to ask the group to drop everything and play this. :) Kevin Cool. I hope your group has fun. For everyone else, the updated pregens will be available when the PDF goes through its next round of edits....
by smathis
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC question?
Replies: 13
Views: 7639

Re: DCC question?

OR grab The Winter Home from RPG Now, and examine smathis' take on vampires for Transylvanian Adventures (which is a DCC ruleset whose modifications from the core rules, in many or all cases, could be used as house rules with the core book). Thanks for the shout out, RCK. The vampires in Transylvan...
by smathis
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

smathis wrote: Hi Kevin:
Thanks for the response. When are you planning on running Winter Home? I'd be happy to email you some updated pre-gens. I'm planning on updating them in the PDF too. But I could probably email them to you beforehand.
Hey Kevin:
Check your email.
by smathis
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433795

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Thanks for the explanation about the pre-gen characters. That was exactly the sort of explantion I hoping for. Now I have high hopes again for the classes. And then I read this... Prepared For Anything: The Hunter can permanently increase her Base ruin by +1 to retroactively have something planned ...
by smathis
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Beyond the wall DCC mash up
Replies: 4
Views: 3797

Re: Beyond the wall DCC mash up

Transylvanian Adventures will include optional character creation tables that help add some life to a newly minted character. They aren't handing off bonuses and such, so much as helping to give a player some ideas for playing that character. TATG won't have a chart outlining how characters know the...

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