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by EvilCat
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Rules updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 11675

Rules updates?

I'm going to GM Eldritch RPG for Gameday of Russian Rolecon. I think that for fast-paced play that is required for such events Eldritch works fantastically. I'm going to run the Swamp adventure , though I may add a few NPCs to it. Were there any rules changes I should know about, comparing to one or...
by EvilCat
Tue May 19, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Сhallenge Score
Replies: 2
Views: 5245

Re: Сhallenge Score

Glad to be here %) got pulled in several Universalis games, had lots of fun. Still, it's GMless. For simple non-retro fantasy play, Eldritch rocks.
by EvilCat
Mon May 18, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Сhallenge Score
Replies: 2
Views: 5245

Сhallenge Score

Was CS (Challenge Score) dropped in updated PDF? It was kinda complicated, but helpful for measuring monster's combat power for tables and lists. Is there other way to outline creature's "level" in few numbers or die ranks?
by EvilCat
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: How do you like the traps!?
Replies: 4
Views: 7060

Re: How do you like the traps!?

Oh, I didn't speak my mind on this one %) I like Traps, and I wish I would get a chance to use them in actual play. And Danger zone concept is just brilliant. That's great when non-combat dangerous situations get the same detailed tactical treatment as combat. Combat isn't the only fun part in a fic...
by EvilCat
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: 4E Products
Topic: Coming Soon! Even More Critters for Your 4E Game.
Replies: 7
Views: 7813

Re: Coming Soon! Even More Critters for Your 4E Game.

I want to add that Big Bugs restored my faith in 4E, gave me great inspiration and basically brought me back to the game. Love this series. Keep it up! %)
by EvilCat
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Question about leveling up.
Replies: 6
Views: 7565

Re: Question about leveling up.

I would thought otherwise, but the stress on "or" on page 6 makes me doubt it. And "otherwise there are no restrictions" makes be doubt some more %) on the other hand, this rule is there to avoid minmaxing, and if you get old_level+2 CP on level up, spending 4-6 of them on one ab...
by EvilCat
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: RPtools
Replies: 2
Views: 5314

Re: RPtools

Thanks very much for the link. I just used DiceTool for my game (not Eldritch, though), and it's most useful diceroller I've ever used.
by EvilCat
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: A book on customizing powers and classes.
Replies: 0
Views: 5397

A book on customizing powers and classes.

Sometimes in 4E you want to make a character from concept and to tweak powers for this purpose. And for that you need to reverse-engineer the game balance, which is hard. What if there was a book on 4E game balance and customizing classes and powers? I don't know if there is demand for it, but I'd b...
by EvilCat
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: General skill rolls
Replies: 3
Views: 5797

Re: General skill rolls

Yeah, I know that piece, but what if you don't have a specific task? I know that technically you can handle anything with a difficulty dice, but it would be nice to an analogue to "ok, you rolled 10 at the Music roll, the song you wrote is inspiring" (the goal of writing the best song you ...
by EvilCat
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: General skill rolls
Replies: 3
Views: 5797

General skill rolls

There is a situation I encounter from time to time... Sometimes you roll a skill check not to complete a task, but to see how well you performed. In systems with "against a number" rolls, it's fairly easy. But when an opposed roll is involved, you can't just compare the result to a chart. ...
by EvilCat
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Status of Eldritch RPG?
Replies: 18
Views: 37698

Re: Status of Eldritch RPG?

Ow... Too bad my dead-tree format book won't update itself >_< Still, it's a good thing that the system evolves. I'd like to see more of it.
by EvilCat
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Girl Gamers wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 6733

Re: Girl Gamers wanted

Oh, sorry. I'll address the question to the author.
by EvilCat
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Girl Gamers wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 6733

Re: Girl Gamers wanted

Do you imply sex or gender? That is, physical or psychological? By definition, I am a female gamer, but I always felt like I had male (or geek?) psychology. Guys treat me like one of their own (I'm not into girlish stuff), and even though I prefer more detailed, less "I hit him again" appr...
by EvilCat
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: d20/D&D Conversation
Topic: [4e] Monster Attack Stats
Replies: 5
Views: 17551

Re: [4e] Monster Attack Stats

As far as I understand, game-mechanics for monsters and for PCs in D&D4 is different. For monsters, it's something like "keep attack bonus around Level + 5 and don't sweat". See DMG pg.184. One of 4E principle is that you don't have to worry about adding lots of numbers during preparat...
by EvilCat
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Monster Layout
Replies: 4
Views: 8317

Re: Monster Layout

I was my mistake, I think, not to edit the original message to show current progress. Well, live and learn. (Fixed.)

I will return when/if the free supplement with 12 of such monsters will demonstrate some measure of success %)
by EvilCat
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Monster Layout
Replies: 4
Views: 8317

Re: Monster Layout

Update: Second try - a bloodseeker from "Necromantic Lore". Third try - SRD's bulette. (And a pair of comic strips on bulette's feats and leaps . Just couldn't help but wonder...) To this point, bulette got mostly positive opinions: EN World , Roleplayers LJ-community . So, why is it a sug...
by EvilCat
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: Goodman Games and 4E
Replies: 154
Views: 127933

Re: Goodman Games and 4E

And I couldn't agree more: Rules matter... otherwise we would simply be sitting around a table and make up stories as we go. It is a valid pasttime. But it is not roleplaying. Well, there is actually a very interesting game system for that called Universalis. But it brings a ruleset that measures p...
by EvilCat
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: Goodman Games and 4E
Replies: 154
Views: 127933

Re: Goodman Games and 4E

I'd like to add to my previous thought: I just got my paws on "GURPS Spaceships" (for 4th edition), which contains rules for constructing ships and basic set of ship parts. Even though I don't play any space games currently, after skipping through it I passionately wanted to construct a sp...
by EvilCat
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: Goodman Games and 4E
Replies: 154
Views: 127933

Re: Goodman Games and 4E

Why wait for non-combat rules when you can do your own? My father used to ask me: "why buy these expensive rulebooks when you can make your own rules?", and his wife countered: "well then, if you need a new pair of socks, why don't you knit it yourself?". Not everyone can make r...
by EvilCat
Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Some musings on Resilience
Replies: 7
Views: 8933

Re: Some musings on Resilience

So, I do not yet put the Resilience houserules (suggested earlier in other topic) in the Eldritch wiki, as the development goes on... If most monsters use HP instead of active DPs, why don't they use Resilience even if PCs use Saves? So monster creation won't become more complex. Also, it's quite ea...
by EvilCat
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Monster Layout
Replies: 4
Views: 8317

Monster Layout

While flipping through "Big Bugs", I got idea of alternative monster layout. I don't know if it has been done before, but here it is (it's a newt from "Monster Geographica" aquatic monsterbook): Lurking lizard (first try) (License stuff: statistics are Open Content under OGL , th...
by EvilCat
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Adventure Design
Topic: Cat Lord legal status.
Replies: 2
Views: 13123

Cat Lord legal status.

There was this NPC, the Cat Lord. He appeared in Monster Manual II for AD&D1 and Epic Level Handbook. Quite a character. Recently I was practicing monster creation/conversion in D&D4 and got an idea of a short adventure about the Cat Lord. I wonder if it's worth it to make it into a pdf and ...
by EvilCat
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: 4E Products
Topic: Coming Soon: More "Critters" For Your 4E Game
Replies: 4
Views: 8833

Re: Coming Soon: More "Critters" For Your 4E Game

Thanks for your great products. I disliked D&D4e at first, seeing uninteresting powers, lack of capabilities and fluff, but decided to give it a chance when third-party supplement will be released. Likewise, I wouldn't get interested in 3.x without great third-party supplements which gave the sy...
by EvilCat
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Concept guidelines
Replies: 7
Views: 8744

Re: Concept guidelines

What do you think of the "bonus step" idea? Ooh, I have an idea of somewhat different solution: First, I should list mechanics-tied abilities for the players - they should treat them as attributes, even if they are raised from the same pool as other abilities. Shouldn't be a problem here,...
by EvilCat
Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Concept guidelines
Replies: 7
Views: 8744

Re: Concept guidelines

No sweat, I can relate to free time bottlenecks.

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