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by Doug Kovacs
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Unofficial DCC at Gen Con
Replies: 0
Views: 2245

Unofficial DCC at Gen Con

Unofficial DCC at Gen Con If you could not get into anything else, check with me in the art show. Games after hours. https://plus.google.com/104210491262285279383/posts/8U8Vwv2BSSi last year https://plus.google.com/110790893064742233179/posts/gMmx297zFjv and https://plus.google.com/10421049126228527...
by Doug Kovacs
Sat May 23, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: module compability
Replies: 25
Views: 23867

Re: module compability

RATFACE! i want filcher took back too! My rough idea is that any illos featuring band memebers in the Lankhmar stuff happened prior to Sailors on the Starless Sea. Filcher Took might still be alive but since there are no halflings native to Lankhmar it is unlikely he will pop up, but who knows… I d...
by Doug Kovacs
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: sellswords of punjar
Replies: 11
Views: 7224

Re: sellswords of punjar

Though it seems like an easy answer because the word "Punjar" is in there, I unfortunately do not see the 4E stuff being the best Punjar can be ...at all.

Lots of compromises were made for an inferior game system. Sorry, I wouldn't champion this cause. It can be done so much better.
by Doug Kovacs
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Spell burn to regain spells
Replies: 17
Views: 13384

Re: Spell burn to regain spells

1 point of spell burn = one recasting of a lost spell This is how I run all online games, home games and con games. . I see how it can interrupted as getting the spell back entirely , but that makes wizards a lot more powerful in the long run. Using the later system in a short adventure, a wizard , ...
by Doug Kovacs
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: What is playing at Con on the Cob Hudson Ohio this Oct?
Replies: 8
Views: 5567

Re: What is playing at Con on the Cob Hudson Ohio this Oct?

good catch I think thats a mistake , and Roy dropped that game to man the Goodman table. I should have pregens for mine, but if you want to make some more using straight 3d6 in a row you can. It might be good to have some backup in case I forget something . Make 1st level guys 3d6 in row and we can ...
by Doug Kovacs
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: What is playing at Con on the Cob Hudson Ohio this Oct?
Replies: 8
Views: 5567

Re: What is playing at Con on the Cob Hudson Ohio this Oct?

Con on the cob will be myself, Roy Snyder and Eric Daum. Times and DMs as follow:: Thursday 1231 The Spine Wizard's Tower - 7 pm to 11pm DOUG KOVACS Friday 1229 Frozen in Time - 10 am to 2 pm ERIC DAUM 1230 Sailors on the Starless Sea - 2 pm to 6 pm ERIC DAUM 1228 In the Emerald Citadel - 7pm to 11 ...
by Doug Kovacs
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Dungeon Crawl Classics - General
Topic: Con on the Cob in October?
Replies: 1
Views: 8263

Re: Con on the Cob in October?

I've submitted : The Spine Wizards Tower, A modified version of the Emerald Enchanter (where you start in his prison), and Ride of the Black eagle. Roy Snider will be running other games and Eric Daum will be running Frozen in Time and Sailors. For the most part I won't be in charge of the booth but...
by Doug Kovacs
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Funnel For One
Replies: 6
Views: 5904

Re: Funnel For One

Considering time constraints , which we all have. And how using something prewritten is a great shortcut: I agree with JediOre… you can do Sailors and it can be fun. I've done it with Portal under the stars a few times. In Sailors, there are several places where you can restock the party so even if ...
by Doug Kovacs
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Mutant Crawl Classics (??)
Replies: 190
Views: 101401

Re: Mutant Crawl Classics (??)

Bribes aren't accepted. It is best to have some jokes and your thinking cap on, lest I accuse you of being the least creative person in the room. Just be in the embassy suites bar/ lobby/ open gaming area in Indianapolis each night over Gen Con. You can check in with me at my table in the art show d...
by Doug Kovacs
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: Appendix N Book Club July 2014:The Dying Earth by jack Vance
Replies: 10
Views: 18604

Re: Appendix N Book Club July 2014:The Dying Earth by jack V

I started with The Eyes of the Overworld. That is the first story with Cugel the Clever in it and the character that Vance spends the most time with. I think The stuff before that is a kind of hodge podge of smaller stories, but for anyone who wants something to bite their teeth into right off the b...
by Doug Kovacs
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 26
Views: 17681

Re: Alignment

I completely understand that. DMs so often have big ideas that players could care less about. It might have something to do with me being an artist but I never seem to quit trying. Even failure to hit lofty goals to me is it's own reward. Ironically I was just talking last night to someone about doi...
by Doug Kovacs
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 26
Views: 17681

Re: Alignment

I don't think my real world notions have much to do with it: I just don't find it very interesting to develop complex thoughts about alignment in fantasy games. The simple standard works well to explain alignment to my players and to keep the game rolling. My players don't seem saddened and this ce...
by Doug Kovacs
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 26
Views: 17681

Re: Alignment

Well after some time spent thinking I got to a conclusion, that this indeed may be the best approach. Civilization is by it's nature a fruit of law, it imposes rules upon rules on societies. People are not allowed to act according to their will, but to some written, accepted principles. Chaos acts ...
by Doug Kovacs
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Sand Serpent
Replies: 10
Views: 9464

Re: Sand Serpent

or…. it would be funny too if for some reason the cosmic overlords smiled at mortals being swallowed alive by sand serpents and actually granted a luck bonus if the adventurer could survive to see the light of day.
by Doug Kovacs
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Sand Serpent
Replies: 10
Views: 9464

Re: Sand Serpent

Ya, you are correct, now that I actually read the stats. I think this is probably fine for level 2. One minor criticism is that you might want to detail the rules out on the thing more likely to occur. It seems like the swallowed thing would happen more frequent than the crit. You might just increas...
by Doug Kovacs
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Sand Serpent
Replies: 10
Views: 9464

Re: Sand Serpent

this isn't any kind of comment on the stats but conceptually you might want to dial it one (or even two) steps to the right or left of Dune sand worms, because they are pretty well covered in Perils on the Purple Planet. If thats something you would care about. You could easily just change the descr...
by Doug Kovacs
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Free RPG Day!
Replies: 18
Views: 8072

Re: Free RPG Day!

One last thing : try to stop talking about balance. Ya I know that sounds dogmatic. try not to fix whats not broken. (Sorry for the slight thread jack, though I think this one's already a bit off the rails with the whole luck burn conversation). Philosophically I agree regarding "balance" -- it bug...
by Doug Kovacs
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Free RPG Day!
Replies: 18
Views: 8072

Re: Free RPG Day!

I don't think there is such a thing as egregious luck burn. It's fun to burn luck that's why the rule is there. If anything, you should probably focus on awarding more luck in a con game or one shot because XP is meaningless in that context. It's the job of the DM to deal with games at the table. If...
by Doug Kovacs
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?
Replies: 7
Views: 4598

Re: Is Hugh the Barbarian inspired by Rip Taylor?

I think Hugh is Hugh. Personality wise I imagine him as a big shallow jock dick for the most part.
I haven't thought about rip Taylor much in my life.
Everyone likes to pick out their own comparisons though. There have been other comparisons. Think of him as you'd like.
by Doug Kovacs
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: Road Crew New York 2014: The Chaotic Overworld
Replies: 46
Views: 39674

Re: Road Crew New York 2014: The Chaotic Overworld

Nice write ups. I really like hearing how existing published adventures can bleed into one another, and Obviously I know them all pretty well ,so there's that too. I get what you are saying with tactics and players getting themselves killed. I've been playing and DMing lately and I'm repeatedly surp...
by Doug Kovacs
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 26
Views: 17681

Re: Alignment

Gnomeboy: I really like that question but don't have an answer. I've been thinking one of the holy grails of high end DCC is adding some logical and flavorful explanation of halflings loaning luck akin to players describing spell burn or mighty deeds. Pretty much dovetails with stuff with luck in ge...
by Doug Kovacs
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Black Manse Band?
Replies: 1
Views: 3380

Re: Black Manse Band?

Joe said we ran out of room because of all the handouts and the extra adventure. There will be one in the Chained Coffin don't worry…. and I'll register the complaint about the Manse. You did notice the reappearance of a character on the cover though didn't you? Lady Srolias fumbled into a face full...
by Doug Kovacs
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Bringing back roll-under attribute checks?
Replies: 15
Views: 10669

Re: Bringing back roll-under attribute checks?

There's a lot of wisdom in the above comments, and I think its good to remind everyone about the dice chain because the way DCC uses it is a fairly new thing. Also I believe the book does say you can use a DC or roll under , I use both all the time, but I wouldn't look to the book to give me permiss...
by Doug Kovacs
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Player Betrayal
Replies: 7
Views: 6732

Re: Player Betrayal

Let it play out. Sounds like Walter is an enemy now, but a lot of the time players can not so overtly get other players killed too and you shouldn't change the game then either. Another thought, to even things up a bit , is to have some beast men come to their senses and switch sides …or refuse to f...

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