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by Stainless
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Playtest Feedback Guidelines
Replies: 3
Views: 4259

Re: Playtest Feedback Guidelines

As a university lecturer who has to go through the yearly cycle of feedback from students, may I remind everyone, as I do my students, that feedback doesn't mean just the perceived negatives. All too often people view "feedback" and "criticism" in a pejorative sense. Getting feed...
by Stainless
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The beta rules will be available...
Replies: 65
Views: 40192

Re: The beta rules will be available...

Cricky, 7:30 am and I'm download 589 already. Wait until the USA wakes up! It looks very streamlined and an easy system to master. I like the artwork, but it looks too much to me. Must be approaching 40% of the book! What is it, a set of rules or an coffee table art book? Did any old school publicat...
by Stainless
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The beta rules will be available...
Replies: 65
Views: 40192

Re: The beta rules will be available...

Maybe we could print little portfolios for the wizards to keep their spells in. Something like this: http://www.marcopromotionalproducts.com/Product/Glossy-Presentation-Folder-Printed-FO-21K-PR-38473.htm?promotion=& I like it! Somehow it feels like there's some real potential with this idea... ...
by Stainless
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC Character Sheet?
Replies: 24
Views: 12057

Re: DCC Character Sheet?

Not an official one, but based off of one;

http://peoplethemwithmonsters.blogspot. ... sheet.html
by Stainless
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Christmas comes early but not early enough
Replies: 5
Views: 4039

Re: Christmas comes early but not early enough

Kruvil wrote:I'm a grown man with a job and responsibilities. Yet I feel like Christmas is two days away and Joseph won't let me have any presents early. :D
+10
by Stainless
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The beta rules will be available...
Replies: 65
Views: 40192

Re: The beta rules will be available...

Get ready for your server to crash. You might want to feed it some lembas in preparation.

This is extremely good news tome as I will now be able to print it up and take it on holiday with me :D

Thanks greatly.
by Stainless
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Spells and Magic
Topic: Spells, and what to do with them.... [long]
Replies: 68
Views: 86532

Re: Spells, and what to do with them.... [long]

Looking at the scorching ray example, it looks to me like the top 6 rows could be condensed down 3 rows, double column.

I also wonder why the level needs to be stated so explicitly. Perhaps just placing the level in brackets after the spell name? e.g., "Scortching ray (2)"
by Stainless
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: [Design Question] DCC RPG and 10 Levels
Replies: 140
Views: 71218

Re: [Design Question] DCC RPG and 10 Levels

Though it should be stated for the record that our 6 hp wizard ended the session by devouring the souls of 13 witches to fuel his own magical insanity. The all-powerful PC wizard was only laid low when our thief learned the wizard's True Name (for which he paid with his life) and the cleric banishe...
by Stainless
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: [Design Question] DCC RPG and 10 Levels
Replies: 140
Views: 71218

Re: [Design Question] DCC RPG and 10 Levels

Harley Stroh wrote:Though I confess that I did chuckle aloud while rolling up the pregens.

//H
Evil b@st@rd! 8)
by Stainless
Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Spells and Magic
Topic: Spells, and what to do with them.... [long]
Replies: 68
Views: 86532

Re: Spells, and what to do with them.... [long]

Having seen the description for magic missiles, I'm surprised the spells take, on average, slightly greater than a page each (32 spells take up 35 pages). There must be some huge spells in there that are causing such an average spell:page ratio. Perhaps, more effort in describing them telegraphicall...
by Stainless
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: When will the dice sets be available?
Replies: 29
Views: 16844

Re: When will the dice sets be available?

Although it's only a photo, they look much better inked than the ones I got from the "dice shop" here in the UK. I'm going to have to re-ink all of mine other than the Koplow d30. I wonder if Europe get the US rejects, or else I've just been unlucky.
by Stainless
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Hugh the Barbarian
Replies: 20
Views: 17768

Re: Hugh the Barbarian

And his right hand only has four fingers!
by Stainless
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Zero-level Character Concepts
Replies: 6
Views: 4891

Re: Zero-level Character Concepts

There's always the good old village ice cream seller who levels up to become, "Conehead the Ice Cream Man"! :D
by Stainless
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Hugh the Barbarian
Replies: 20
Views: 17768

Re: Hugh the Barbarian

Hmmm, a bit funkadelic, but I suppose it's a retro feel.
by Stainless
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Aereth reboot for DCC RPG?
Replies: 30
Views: 21639

Re: Aereth reboot for DCC RPG?

RL at age 40+ gets a tad busy but I may just be the minority (doubtful though). :) Yep, time is at a premium, especially when you have young children. Hence, a published setting, even if one then heavily mods it, is worth its weight in gold. Having said that, I've been toying with the idea of creat...
by Stainless
Tue May 31, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Why I love the DCC RPG
Replies: 19
Views: 11349

Re: Why I love the DCC RPG

l33t :shock: I don't understand this. I feel so old and un-cool. Pronounced "leet", which is supposed to be a truncation of "elite". It takes advantage of the common "kewl" technique of using numbers in place of letters, preferably if the numbers look like mirror image...
by Stainless
Mon May 30, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Why I love the DCC RPG
Replies: 19
Views: 11349

Re: Why I love the DCC RPG

l33t
by Stainless
Mon May 30, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Why Levels?
Replies: 24
Views: 12285

Re: Why Levels?

I understand reservations about levels. They are explicitly artificial gamey aspects of an RPG, especially when viewed from this long into RPG history. However, I think it fits in with the old school feel that the DCC RPG is trying to capture. Along with the sense of the unknown and adventure, part ...
by Stainless
Sat May 28, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Beta Release Date
Replies: 21
Views: 11906

Re: Beta Release Date

Doomwarden wrote:
goodmangames wrote:As fast as I can get the layout done. :) Things are moving along pretty well now so the beta rules will probably be released several days before Free RPG Day, maybe a full week or more. I'll keep you guys updated here as soon as I have a final date.
That is VERY good to hear! :)
+1
by Stainless
Mon May 23, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Aereth reboot for DCC RPG?
Replies: 30
Views: 21639

Aereth reboot for DCC RPG?

[Edit] Darn, I should have done a search before posting. I've now found the thread where Aereth is discussed (I even posted in it!) Must drink more coffee..... Still, I'm curious about my question at the end of this post.[/Edit] Since the Gazetteer of the Known Realms is out of print and you can't g...
by Stainless
Mon May 23, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer’s Blog #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG
Replies: 59
Views: 56782

Re: Designer’s Diary #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG

When I was 12 years old, in 1978, a rumour went through the school about some wonderful new game called Dungeons and Dragons. We had heard of it, but being only 12, couldn't afford any proper books for it (AD&D hadn't yet been published if I'm not mistaken, plus Australia was always slightly beh...
by Stainless
Fri May 20, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: I'm jealous
Replies: 13
Views: 8286

Re: I'm jealous

goodmangames wrote:This brings back memories of reading Jack Vance - I had his book in one hand and the dictionary in the other...
Vance, Peake's Gormenghast and Russel's History of Western Philosophy all have a special dictionary co-requisite in my life.
by Stainless
Fri May 20, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Free RPG Day
Replies: 78
Views: 36507

Re: Free RPG Day

Warning!

The Koplow URL in Joseph's post above takes you to a spam site. I believe the REAL URL is http://www.koplowgames.com/

Jospeh, you might want to fix that text before the beta rules are sent out!
by Stainless
Thu May 19, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Free RPG Day
Replies: 78
Views: 36507

Re: Free RPG Day

goodmangames wrote:The rules will be released digitally by Free RPG Day or sooner.
Music to my ears! Fingers crossed.
by Stainless
Wed May 18, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Paging Joseph Goodman!
Replies: 27
Views: 14570

Re: Paging Joseph Goodman!

sigh... I'm going to be away on vacation on free rpg day. LOL, same here! I'm leaving on the day the beta rules are released, and I won't be in Internet access for over a week. Since I'm in the UK, it means the beta rules will probably go live while I'm driving or setting up camp. Oh the humanity! ...

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