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by smathis
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

grald_the_hunter wrote:Will there be a softcover on drivethru?
Nope.
by smathis
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Weird Fantasy Dwarves, Elves, and Haflings
Replies: 8
Views: 5959

Re: Weird Fantasy Dwarves, Elves, and Haflings

What are some ideas I can do to help make dwarves, elves, and halflings more weird fantasy? One of the setting hacks for the Transylvanian Grimoire is using the classes in Transylvanian Adventures in a Sword & Sorcery/Weird Fantasy context. The advantages of TA in this respect are: There is no "hea...
by smathis
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

What would you say is the difference between the Lulu POD and DriveThru POD? I know you've said you like the Lulu better, but what exactly are we talking about? Better colors on the cover? Thicker pages? Just feels more 'solid'? I like the printing of the cover better. I like the type of ink better...
by smathis
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Drivethrurpg just sent out an email notice that the book is available in hardback for $34.99. http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/0/Name-Not-Found?products_id=121110&src=sub pdf is $12.99. Both are $34.99. Yep. I'm getting the coupons together for existing PDF owners tonight. Need to do a blog po...
by smathis
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

SavageRobby wrote:Just got my copy of TA from Lulu. I have the PDF, but wanted to fill out the collection. Book looks great. :)
Thanks, Robby. Let me know if you plan on trying it out in the area. I'd be happy to sit in.
by smathis
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

marshal kt wrote:TA & Winter's Home the only releases now, correct?

I have both and am waiting for a release date on TG et al.

Thanks.
Yes. Those are the only releases at this time. I'll have more details on future releases after the new year.

Thanks for the interest.
by smathis
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Ordered on Lulu. Is there a mini-adventure/setting in the main book ? (I already have The Winter Home) There's a 0-level funnel featuring a few of Dr. Frankenstein's creations. As far as setting, that comes in the second book. A full hex map of Transylvania set up for play at maximum volume and mor...
by smathis
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Hoplitenomad wrote:Typo in Circle of Refuge section. The 2nd tier is 6-11. The third tier is 12-21. But, the fourth tier says 15-24, so there is an overlap
Gah! I'd done so much to eliminate stuff like this. Sad to see this one made it through. Ugh. The correct numbers are 12-18 then 19-24. My bad.
by smathis
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Hard at work again (still...).

Transylvanian Adventures is now available in print. More info over on the blog at:

http://landofphantoms.blogspot.com/2013/12/just-in-time-for-friday-13th.html
by smathis
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Failed House Rules
Replies: 4
Views: 4394

Re: Failed House Rules

So these boards are good for finding things to add to your game, but there isn't really a spot where people talk about what didn't work in their game. I think that sometimes that can be just as valuable. So I'll start this off. House Rule: Critical Hits do max damage. Reasoning: We all thought that...
by smathis
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Tone
Replies: 19
Views: 8900

Re: Tone

A possible exception to this is the DCC supplement Transylvanian Adventures . It's worth noting I've played/run gonzo games of DCC and TATG as well as very serious ones. It works fine either way. It would be interesting to spy on your campaign. I'd like to see a session of "horror gone gonzo" in TA...
by smathis
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Tone
Replies: 19
Views: 8900

Re: Tone

A possible exception to this is the DCC supplement Transylvanian Adventures . Scott's style of prose is laid back and often contains humor and is the kind of thing I might write if I was writing a RPG. While clearly not slapstick style comedy, and certainly not a lighthearted subject, TA has a fun ...
by smathis
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

I just got the pdf last night, and I found that on the first page for the Valiant Class, it lists an ability called "Likeable Fellow", yet on the page that describes the abilities, there is no mention of said ability. Is this a real ability, or was it a leftover from a previous version of the class...
by smathis
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Need to give character a STD
Replies: 23
Views: 9792

Re: Need to give character a STD

One of the mishap results in the Party Like It's 1899 section of Transylvanian Adventures features a character contracting syphillis. Some rules in there for it. There's also the "Jilted Psychotic Lover" result on the Life's Been Good to Me So Far table. That might be better than a venereal disease....
by smathis
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

For those who haven't seen it already, I posted a picture of the proof hardcover to the blog. It looks even better than I'd hoped. Doug (Kovacs) is the greatest. All I'm waiting on now is some direction from Lulu on the topic of discounts or coupons for those who've already bought a PDF. I have dayj...
by smathis
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Matching DCC-appropriate Dice Sets Possible!
Replies: 62
Views: 32520

Re: Matching DCC-appropriate Dice Sets Possible!

This is great news. I'm currently using Dice Farmer for DCC dice. Dice [expletive] that I am, I'm sure I'll pick up an official DCC RPG set.
by smathis
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Thanks for the answers! Also, I love how my name for the Reaver class saw print! There was one more thing I meant to ask that I forgot: is there a reason why PCs reroll max hit points at the beginning of every adventure? Seems like a lot of unnecessary rolling for little payback. I can see some int...
by smathis
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Is there a higher resolution blank character sheet available for download? The one at the back of the PDF doesn't print very well. Thanks! I will make one available soon. I don't know what's happening with the character sheet in the PDF. It's the same one I used for GenCon and those turned out well...
by smathis
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Scott, I'm one of many (I'd imagine) waiting for the print-on-demand w/ free pdf offer. Any way we can pay for it now so we can dive right into the pdf? Not yet. But I'm trying to get together a deal for those who've already bought the PDF to get the hardcover for much cheaper. The end result is li...
by smathis
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Another plea for dice...
Replies: 11
Views: 5767

Re: Another plea for dice...

When I was at GenCon, I picked up this for right around $20. Worth looking into. It doesn't have a d5 or d7 but it does have a d18. Dice are good quality too. Comes with its own bag too.

Fairly awesome deal, IMO.
by smathis
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

I wrote up a mini level 0 adventure using it just to test some of the tables and things. I really can't wait to see my players go through it and test TA out :) Cool. Let me know how it goes. I hope you all have a great time. Care to elaborate on why this was done? Just curious as I might just use r...
by smathis
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Bought my PDF and have read it over. Doing the first session next weekend. I really enjoyed it (as I thought I would) but I have a few questions: Cool. Happy you enjoyed it. 1) About skills, is a PC considered "trained" (i.e., roll d20 vs. d10) in all the skills in which he has bonuses? Since you w...
by smathis
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433354

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Well I finished reading this bad boy and I must say I cannot wait for more ;) Consider yourself at two more sales when the next books come out, heck I might even get hard copies. Thanks. I am slightly intimidated by the investigation structure but that's just because the idea of it is really smart ...

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