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by smathis
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Running DCC with VERY Low Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 7412

Re: Running DCC with VERY Low Magic

Karaptis wrote:After reading TA, I totally dig your jive Mr Mathis!
Thanks!
by smathis
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Where is the cleavage table? Wasn't that one of the things that was so, um, momentous it was moved to a later book... :mrgreen: Yup. It's still alive and well. Just postponed. It was painful trying to figure out what was necessary/essential for the first book. The Cleavage Rule was a lot of fun.
by smathis
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Running DCC with VERY Low Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 7412

Re: Running DCC with VERY Low Magic

Polymaths (and the upcoming "Theorist") in TATG are either Patron groupies or they're like Dr. Van Helsing and are just content with their little list of SFW rituals. Not to derail too much, but in one playtest of The Winter Home , there was a player who was also testing out the Theorist. While eve...
by smathis
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Running DCC with VERY Low Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 7412

Re: Running DCC with VERY Low Magic

First let me state that I love Appendix N literature and gritty Sword and Sorcery play. However I find a lot of the modules produced at this point to be a bit slapstick/wild in comparison to the source material. Not saying they're bad or anything, just a different matter of taste. I really like the...
by smathis
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

marshal kt wrote:Got it. Printed it. Haven't had time to read it.
Sweet. That's a whole lotta printing. I hope you enjoy the book.
by smathis
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

I have been looking forward to this book since I picked up DCC. So far, it has not disappointed. My friend and I each purchased a copy and it was well worth it. A couple praises and a question: The mad lib type character creation is some of the most fun I've had making characters. I had 3 people at...
by smathis
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Transylvanian Adventures and Void Hunters Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 9664

Re: Transylvanian Adventures and Void Hunters Adventure

Note to self: lock up the bread (toast) and rice when players come over. Tell the neighbors that the words A**hole and slut will be used often not to be alarmed. I may have to offer both as player characters along with Dr Scott. This adventure must work! Well, the "Life's Been Good To Me So Far" ta...
by smathis
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Smathis, have you talked to the Spellburn podcast guys about being "invoked" on an episode yet? They've talked about TATG in passing a couple times, but having you on there to extol the virtues of the supplement (and let the hosts play around with the mechanics) could be a good marketing opportunit...
by smathis
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Nice to hear! Will be getting least two hardcover copies. One to keep the other used at the gaming table. Will there be an option to upgrade the paper quality, for this book, on Lulu? Like DCC core book paper quality? Cool. IIRC, I'm not cheaping out on the paper quality. I'm at least one bump, if ...
by smathis
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Working on proofing the print-on-demand copies over the weekend. I have a couple arriving in the mail in a couple of weeks. At this time, there will be a hardcover for $34.99 and a softcover for $19.99.

Hardcover will come with a free PDF download.

More details as I find them out.
by smathis
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Transylvanian Adventures and Void Hunters Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 9664

Re: Transylvanian Adventures and Void Hunters Adventure

The keeper you are about to see has no F'ing neck! :lol: You'd also have to have it such that the party arrives on Friday with something very important to deliver or attend on Saturday night. Only to have it be Sunday when the adventure ends. Bonus XP to the player who asks "Whatever happened to Sa...
by smathis
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

SavageRobby wrote:I've been reading through my copy as well. I very much like.

My wife was just asking me about a monster hunting game set in the Gothic period. Good timing, that. :)
Glad you're enjoying it.

If you're interested in some players for that game, drop me a line.
by smathis
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

I am still waiting. Going to order the print and get a deal on the PDF? Any idea when this option will be? I have to get the full wrap-around cover built for Lulu. Then prep the PDF for their POD service. Then have a proof sent and make adjustments. At the very least, it's a week or two out. But it...
by smathis
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Brotherhood of the Wolf, Peter Cushing as Van Helsing in the early Hammer films, or read any Tomb of Dracula, that's about the type of character players could expect to play in TATG. Hmmm. Cushing as Van Helsing, is all kinds of awesome, but I have to say, you had me at Brotherhood of the Wolf. I j...
by smathis
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Purchased and enjoying it quite a bit already. Quick Question: The Firearms table lists the damage of a rifle as being 1d5, but I thought the d5 and d7 were dropped from TA? :?: Well... specifically... d5 and d7 were dropped from the Dice Chain of DCC. So when you get a -1 die shift on a d8, it bec...
by smathis
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Brotherhood of the Wolf, Peter Cushing as Van Helsing in the early Hammer films, or read any Tomb of Dracula, that's about the type of character players could expect to play in TATG. Hmmm. Cushing as Van Helsing, is all kinds of awesome, but I have to say, you had me at Brotherhood of the Wolf. I j...
by smathis
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

MrHemlocks wrote:When will you have the special offer for those wanting a print copy? Like a free PDF when buying/preordering the print book...
Info on that here: http://landofphantoms.blogspot.com/2013/10/so-what-about-sequel.html
by smathis
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Got it in my cart. wish I would've been able to get it before I ran your quickstater. The players had loads of questions and were interested in changing the characters a bit. I could see that. The character classes and rules in the full book are better than in the intro adventure. EDIT: I was about...
by smathis
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Transylvanian Adventures and Void Hunters Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 9664

Re: Transylvanian Adventures and Void Hunters Adventure

Skars wrote:So now I have to decide where to send my Rocky Horror Funnel...we do the "time warp" in just a few weeks with daylight savings ;)
That would be epic as a TATG adventure. If you don't write it up, I may have to...
by smathis
Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

And we're live.

Transylvanian Adventures is available in PDF at RPGNow.

Thanks to everyone for their support and patience.

Now, GO STAKE SOME VAMPIRES!!!

:twisted:
by smathis
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

So far, and I've only read through the Mistress Spider, I like what I read. Good humor. Well written. Although I do have 1 question. Early on you have a sidebar that discusses self-inflicted wounds and you say to roll 2d20. Does that mean 2-40 for 1 result or 1d20 twice; yielding 2 results? Thanks....
by smathis
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Transylvanian Adventures and Void Hunters Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 9664

Re: Transylvanian Adventures and Void Hunters Adventure

Obviously, we are going to want adventures for TA and VH. The question is, what will the procedures be for publishing such adventures? Will there be a second license/approval process? Or will there be a free usage license ala Labyrinth Lord (for example) that requires Goodman Games approval? Enquir...
by smathis
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Finished reading the entire adventure. I like it. I want to run it on Wednesday night. This group hasn't played DCC yet. I do have a couple questions. 1: What time period is it? I see black powder, so anywhere up through the 1850's. Transylvania is a bit of a backwater in the genre. Many people sti...
by smathis
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

So far, and I've only read through the Mistress Spider, I like what I read. Good humor. Well written. Although I do have 1 question. Early on you have a sidebar that discusses self-inflicted wounds and you say to roll 2d20. Does that mean 2-40 for 1 result or 1d20 twice; yielding 2 results? Thanks....
by smathis
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 433336

Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Just downloaded it. 1st glance, it looks clean. 60 pages, about 40 of adventure, rest are characters and the 1 map. Kudos on the map being so clean. [as opposed to the other DCC maps that have art among the map.Starless Sea has top down and side mixed together.] More than I expected for $4. Thanks....

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