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by Pesky
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Running a campaign
Replies: 5
Views: 5928

Re: Running a campaign

As @skippy already suggested, a list of hooks can go a long way. I suggest reading just the intro/backgrounds of all the adventures you’d like to run, build that hook list, then foreshadow foreshadow foreshadow. Hope that helps.
by Pesky
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Mighty Deeds for Monster
Replies: 7
Views: 3861

Re: Mighty Deeds for Monster

A monster *can* have a mighty deed. But, why complicate the matter? Monsters get to break “the rules.” If you want a monster to do something, then let it cost an action and (maybe) call for a saving throw. Maybe it only happens on a natural 18-20. Maybe it’s a standard attack. Etc. FWIW, I’ve found ...
by Pesky
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Cyclops Cons and DCC Days Online, too!
Topic: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1
Replies: 7
Views: 7304

Re: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1

Thanks Trevor! I hope you and your table enjoy it. I had a blast running Votishal for these recent sessions. It’s rare for me to be able to run the adventure in its entirety without having to somewhat railroad players due to the time constraints of a con slot.
by Pesky
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Cyclops Cons and DCC Days Online, too!
Topic: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1
Replies: 7
Views: 7304

Re: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1

Gather round, my gentles, for the telling of the fourth and final session of the Cyclops Con run of Violence for Votishal (Goodman Games DCCL #4). Unfortunately we were short a player, so the black wizard Ozor was recalled by his patron, Sheelba of the Eyeless Face. Fear not! This setback did not st...
by Pesky
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Stomp the typo / Errata & FAQ
Replies: 186
Views: 390814

Re: Stomp the typo / Errata & FAQ

Ok, this isn't really a typo but as a nurse irl it makes me cringe every time I see it and therefore am compelled to comment. In the Core Rulebook 5th printing result 17 on the Crit Table M: Monsters it reads: "PC's Achilles tendon is torn, snapping back into his thigh. The character's movement dro...
by Pesky
Fri May 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Cyclops Cons and DCC Days Online, too!
Topic: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1
Replies: 7
Views: 7304

Re: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1

It's that time again, my gentles. Join me for the tale of the third session of Cyclops Con's Violence for Votishal (Goodman Games DCCL #4). We return to our cast of seven Nehwonian heroes: the Mingol warrior Batu and his soul-brother the white wizard Jumaash; the Lankhmart warrior Galo; the black wi...
by Pesky
Wed May 13, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Minor Birth Augurs for Luck 8-12
Replies: 9
Views: 4651

Re: Minor Birth Augurs for Luck 8-12

Jim Skach wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 5:00 am
Let go of the rules. Let go of the modifiers. Not everything is about mechanics.
Wisdom!
by Pesky
Tue May 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Minor Birth Augurs for Luck 8-12
Replies: 9
Views: 4651

Re: Minor Birth Augurs for Luck 8-12

An alternative to a fixed modifier for the augers is to use 1d7-4+Luck Modifier. If your Luck mod is 0, then your auger’s “bonus” ranges from -3 to +3 and is 0 on average. If your Luck mod is +2 then your auger bonus ranges from -1 to 5 and is 2 on average. Etc. Admittedly it makes things more swing...
by Pesky
Sat May 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: More guidance for prices?
Replies: 13
Views: 9213

Re: More guidance for prices?

In case it helps, the carousing table is a great way to drain belt pouches and keep the PCs wanting more rilks. See pg. 83 in the Judge’s Guide to Nehwon.
by Pesky
Fri May 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Attention Peril on the Purple Planet Purchasers (boxed set)
Replies: 58
Views: 83462

Re: Attention Peril on the Purple Planet Purchasers (boxed set)

catseye yellow wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 12:31 am
arise thread and shamble upon the face of aerth once more!

just to check if there is any news on the ythothian front?
Fear not, @catseye yellow. The weirdling sun is far from dead.
by Pesky
Fri May 01, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Cyclops Cons and DCC Days Online, too!
Topic: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1
Replies: 7
Views: 7304

Re: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1

Welcome back, friends! Join me for the tale of the second session of Cyclops Con's Violence for Votishal (Goodman Games DCCL #4). We return to our cast of seven Nehwonian heroes: the Mingol warrior Batu and his soul-brother the white wizard Jumaash; the Lankhmart warrior Galo; the black wizard Ozor;...
by Pesky
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Do you add luck to spellcasting?
Replies: 11
Views: 6741

Re: Do you add luck to spellcasting?

@Nate Finch, as @Jim Skach says, there’s a bit of a history to that contradiction being put in. It originated from confusion in earlier editions over whether clerics added their Luck modifier only to their turn unholy checks, which are also called spell checks. Here is a response I made about it som...
by Pesky
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth - Turjan or Cugel
Replies: 5
Views: 4911

Re: Dying Earth - Turjan or Cugel

Rhialto is probably my fave.
by Pesky
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Cyclops Cons and DCC Days Online, too!
Topic: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1
Replies: 7
Views: 7304

Re: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1

Thanks, @Panglossian! I’ll have the report for the second session posted by May’s first weekend.
by Pesky
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Cyclops Cons and DCC Days Online, too!
Topic: Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1
Replies: 7
Views: 7304

Session Report of Violence for Votishal (DCCL#4) pt. 1

Welcome alley-bashers, scoundrels, and other unmentionables as I spin the tale of Cyclops Con's Violence for Votishal (Goodman Games DCCL #4) run of two 3-hour sessions. Twitch link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/596360004 Our cast of seven Nehwonian heroes are the following: 1. The Mingol warrior Ba...
by Pesky
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth
Replies: 24
Views: 13563

Re: Dying Earth

@vort and @catseye, thanks for not revealing too much about your playtests. It’s great to hear that you’re digging the vibe!
by Pesky
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Road Crew Reports
Topic: Road Crew email list?
Replies: 7
Views: 4535

Re: Road Crew email list?

ManjoBan wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:15 pm
So I was wondering if there was an email signup somewhere that I can't find after looking through the Goodman Games website.
@ManjoBan Are you referring to the Road Crew Report? Check here:
https://goodman-games.com/mailing-list/
by Pesky
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Paranoia RPG with DCC rules?
Replies: 3
Views: 3201

Re: Paranoia RPG with DCC rules?

Raven_Crowking wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:22 pm
Mother's Maze, by Daniel Vance, is very much this. So is Slave-Drones of the Fantas-Ti-Plex.
Yeah, Daniel is spot on regarding Slave Drones. I was a play tester player for it and Steve Bean mentioned paranoia as a big influence.
by Pesky
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth
Replies: 24
Views: 13563

Re: Dying Earth

Any guess as to what will make the setting different from other DCC product lines? @Finarvyn We tried to give some answers to this question at last year's Gen Con What's New with Goodman Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n4nfAG9Wpw Discussion begins at the 10-minute mark. Hope it sufficiently...
by Pesky
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: The Last Will and Testament of Obediah Felkner - Now Available (PDF)
Replies: 1
Views: 2580

Re: The Last Will and Testament of Obediah Felkner - Now Available (PDF)

Great adventure! Unique atmosphere! Really enjoyed this one.
by Pesky
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Road Crew Reports
Topic: Virtual Gary Con stories
Replies: 6
Views: 4722

Re: Virtual Gary Con stories

The VGC session of Crash of the Sky People (event 471) was fantastic and dramatic! The party killed the boss and (most of them) escaped the ship. And then they TPKd right at the 4-hour mark of the session. Wait, what? Read on… SPOILER ALERT! The warriors Bardolf and Orin Wardigger, the cleric Randy ...
by Pesky
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Running battles with a ton of creatures
Replies: 4
Views: 3040

Re: Running battles with a ton of creatures

@mAc Chaos: You concern over run time for the funnel is valid and a common challenge. Let me offer up some things that have helped me through the years on handling this: 1. Initiative per player per encounter (rather than initiative per PC and init per round) 2. It's rare in a dungeon environment th...
by Pesky
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: For the Love of Gnomes!
Replies: 1
Views: 2374

Re: For the Love of Gnomes!

Looking forward to reading it. Congrats!
by Pesky
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: How well do the Lankhmar adventures work with standard DCC?
Replies: 5
Views: 5849

Re: How well do the Lankhmar adventures work with standard DCC?

Thanks @Outsider! I hope you and your group have a blast with it.
by Pesky
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: How well do the Lankhmar adventures work with standard DCC?
Replies: 5
Views: 5849

Re: How well do the Lankhmar adventures work with standard DCC?

The adventures work well in standard DCC, no problem. You may need to make minor adjustments and rulings for clerical and nonhuman abilities, but these can probably be done on the fly. As an example, if you run Violence for Votishal, you might need to figure how you wanted to rule Turn Unholy in enc...

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