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by finarvyn
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: The Least You Need to Know? or: quick-start for judges
Replies: 14
Views: 2537

Re: The Least You Need to Know? or: quick-start for judges

I would suggest that you try a few of the DCC modules first, and then create your own campaign after. (1) Modules are written for you, so easier to plug-n-play. (2) Campaigns, while fun, require a lot more prep by the GM. And a much better feel for how the rules work. And what you need to do in orde...
by finarvyn
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth - Turjan or Cugel
Replies: 5
Views: 2975

Re: Dying Earth - Turjan or Cugel

Cugel was always my favorite.
by finarvyn
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Lyonesse
Replies: 1
Views: 1519

Re: Lyonesse

There is also a Lyonesse RPG launching in the near future. I think it uses a d100 system. Might be easy to take their stuff, convert d100 into d20, then use DCC mechanics on top of it. :)
by finarvyn
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: World of Tiers
Replies: 2
Views: 3089

World of Tiers

I'm reading Philip Jose Farmer's World of Tiers series for the first time. It's one of the Appendix N books that I've often wondered about but somehow never managed to track down until now, and I'm enjoying it so far. (I'm about halfway through book #2, Gates of Creation.) Anyway, I was thinking tha...
by finarvyn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth
Replies: 17
Views: 6741

Re: Dying Earth

Awesome! Thanks for the link!
by finarvyn
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth
Replies: 17
Views: 6741

Re: Dying Earth

Any guess as to what will make the setting different from other DCC product lines? When I think of Dying Earth, I think of (1) Colorful word use; needing a thesaurus to figure out what Vance is saying (2) Characters wandering through magical situations, similar in vibe to Dumas' "Three Musketeers" o...
by finarvyn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: The D&D covers conceptualized...
Replies: 5
Views: 10168

Re: The D&D covers conceptualized...

Awesome artwork.

(1) it would be cool to see those side-by-side with the two actual products.

(2) it's a shame to have that big "photobucket" logo plastered all over the thing.
by finarvyn
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: How to handle player losing all their characters
Replies: 10
Views: 7064

Re: How to handle player losing all their characters

Another thought about character death -- when I am playing at the table with newbie players I try to have a conversation with the DM first and tell him or her that if a character "needs" to die please make mine the first. I would model acceptable behavior (no tantrums, getting angry, etc.) so that t...
by finarvyn
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Wicked Fantasy Factory
Topic: Remembering WFF
Replies: 0
Views: 10305

Remembering WFF

I was rummaging through some old boxes and happened to find my stack of WFF modules, so I had to sit down and reread some of that stuff. It's too bad that WFF wasn't promoted more as a "new" RPG system, because I think that those were some of the best d20 modules that I can recall from that era. The...
by finarvyn
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: How to handle player losing all their characters
Replies: 10
Views: 7064

Re: How to handle player losing all their characters

Suggestions stated above are all excellent. I think that the key to a funnel is that you aren't supposed to be invested in any of your "zeroes" and if you run out a GM can look for any way to bring the player back into the action. Locals from the city, random folk wandering the dungeon or countrysid...
by finarvyn
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: DCC Lankhmar pdf release date
Replies: 6
Views: 10673

Re: DCC Lankhmar pdf release date

dachda wrote:What's the good word on the PDF release date. My code from the box set is burning a hole in the box! Splendid product, want to be able to read on my devices.
Thanks.
I'm a little confused. Backers should have gotten their download links months ago. :?
by finarvyn
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Tales from the Magician's Skull
Topic: "Tales from the Magician's Skull" -- taking submissions?
Replies: 3
Views: 7586

Re: "Tales from the Magician's Skull" -- taking submissions?

Thanks for the info. My plan is to continue to encourage him to write lots of stuff, and I'll keep an eye out to see if open submissions become a thing at some point. 8)
by finarvyn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Original Adventures Reincarnated (TSR Adventures)
Topic: OAR - Blackmoor!
Replies: 5
Views: 9654

Re: OAR - Blackmoor!

I agree. Blackmoor seems to be a non-product at this time and maybe Goodman Games could try to get the rights to the setting.
by finarvyn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Economics and keeping the PC's poor.
Replies: 5
Views: 14166

Re: Economics and keeping the PC's poor.

One thing that I've noticed about many of the "Appendix N" short story collections (Conan, Fafhrd & Mouser, Elric, Delvish, and so on) is that there is a common theme that adventurers gain absurd amounts of wealth by the end of one story yet are totally penniless by the start of the next. What I sta...
by finarvyn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: DCC ONE HUUUUNDREEED!
Replies: 7
Views: 11008

Re: DCC ONE HUUUUNDREEED!

First I've heard of this as well, but I'm going to have to check out the KS.

The problem is that 100 isn't quite as special a number when you start counting at 66.5 :wink:
by finarvyn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Boxed set arrived today!
Replies: 8
Views: 7466

Re: Boxed set arrived today!

Good point, but one cannot spew propaganda in all posts or one will be labelled as a SPAM guy and be ignored. Important to sneak a few BUY DCC RPG little things into a post that might not be noticed, yet will encourage folks to BUY DCC RPG do what you want. Right? :lol:
by finarvyn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Boxed set arrived today!
Replies: 8
Views: 7466

Re: Boxed set arrived today!

Well, I am self-appointed DCC Minister of Propaganda. It only makes sense that I get one of the first copies. :lol:
by finarvyn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Boxed set arrived today!
Replies: 8
Views: 7466

Boxed set arrived today!

I think I'm the first to report here that my kickstart boxed set of DCC Lankhmar arrived. (Actually, it came in yesterday. I've been waiting for this thing for some time and it's finally here. Fantastic product so far. Great map, nice layout in the booklets, great artwork … kudos to Michael Curtis f...
by finarvyn
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Tales from the Magician's Skull
Topic: "Tales from the Magician's Skull" -- taking submissions?
Replies: 3
Views: 7586

"Tales from the Magician's Skull" -- taking submissions?

I wasn't sure where to put this, but I'm curious as to whether Tales from the Magician's Skull is taking story submissions? If so, anyone know the process? I ask because my son is trying to start a career as an author. He wants to start with a novel, but I think that short stories are the best way t...
by finarvyn
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Introductions Thread - Join the Band!
Replies: 508
Views: 550108

Re: Introductions Thread - Join the Band!

sjblackmannz, sounds like we have a lot of common interests! Welcome to the boards and feel free to jump into some of the discussions about this stuff, particularly the Appendix N material and maybe something with John Carter in it. :)
by finarvyn
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird dice.
Replies: 2
Views: 4826

Re: Weird dice.

I don't have any 3d printer options for you, but it's easy to play DCC RPG without the weird dice. d3 = roll d6, divide by 2 (1-2 is a one, 3-4 is a two, etc.) d4 = standard d5 = roll d10, divide by 2 d6 = standard d7 = roll d8, re-roll 8's d8 = standard d10 = standard d12 = standard d14 = start wit...
by finarvyn
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Teleportation is in my book
Replies: 10
Views: 11892

Re: Teleportation is in my book

I guess I'm confused. Is teleportation NOT in some printings?
by finarvyn
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: I made a Goodman Games Grab-Box Unboxing Video
Replies: 2
Views: 4392

Re: I made a Goodman Games Grab-Box Unboxing Video

A fun little video. I wish I had been in the room with you, because I could have explained about half of the product booklets in the grab-box. Citadel of Fire, Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor, and the Book of Treasure Maps are all Judges Guild Reprints. XCrrawl is a RPG setting sort of like DCC meets...
by finarvyn
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: Free RPG game day 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 15925

Re: Free RPG game day 2018

Yes, it's still a thing. I think that some game stores participate and others don't, so depending upon the stance of your local store you might or might not get much exposure to it. I know that my closest store hasn't done it for years, but another one an hour from my house does. This means at least...
by finarvyn
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Abolish the Thief Class
Replies: 10
Views: 20568

Re: Abolish the Thief Class

It's an interesting thought, as OD&D (the original RPG) only had fighting man, cleric, and magic-user as its base three classes. The thief was added in months later in Supplement I Greyhawk. There are many old-time players who advocate that all classes should be able to do thief-stuff and that makin...

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