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by Rick Maffei
Tue May 05, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Original Adventures Reincarnated (TSR Adventures)
Topic: ToEE in Greyhawk
Replies: 2
Views: 4042

Re: ToEE in Greyhawk

Hi vestcoat, Just wanted to say that, at least at the time of this writing, the plan is to include references to Greyhawk gods and such. The 5e translation material is usable in any campaign world or setting, but I personally consider both Hommlet and the Temple historically linked to the Greyhawk s...
by Rick Maffei
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Fifth Edition Fantasy - Adventure Modules
Topic: DCC 3.5 and 4E conversions to 5e
Replies: 5
Views: 9420

Re: DCC 3.5 and 4E conversions to 5e

Happy to help via advice if you decide to give Scaly God a 5e whirl. Happy gaming!
by Rick Maffei
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: AoC 8 - Starfall Over the Plateau of Leng - April 2014
Replies: 24
Views: 35924

Re: AoC 8 - Starfall Over the Plateau of Leng - April 2014

Looking forward to seeing this, Jon! :twisted:
by Rick Maffei
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Dungeon Crawl Classics - General
Topic: Old AD&D Covers restored
Replies: 19
Views: 31168

Re: Old AD&D Covers restored

I've always loved that S4 cover...
by Rick Maffei
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Announcing Haven Goodman
Replies: 28
Views: 11482

Re: Announcing Haven Goodman

Welcome Haven!

Now hand that tot a twenty-sider, Joseph! (Just made sure he doesn't eat it!) :)
by Rick Maffei
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: Older edition of Call of Cthulhu why?
Replies: 4
Views: 8031

Re: Older edition of Call of Cthulhu why?

Jon has the right of it here. The changes between 5.6 and 6 are nugatory—really nothing at all, if memory serves, save for a switch to a hard-to-read layout and perhaps some expansion to the appendices. Chaosium has traditionally taken an "if it ain't broke don't fix it" policy, and you really don't...
by Rick Maffei
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: Took the plunge
Replies: 5
Views: 9469

Re: Took the plunge

I just noticed that Kobold Quarterly #11 has an article that deals with sanity losses in fantasy RPGs.
by Rick Maffei
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: Took the plunge
Replies: 5
Views: 9469

Re: Took the plunge

You may wish to check out the original (1990?) Ravenloft campaign setting rules, if you can get your hands on a copy. They contained rules for horror checks and such that were made to work with 2e and could prove useful.
by Rick Maffei
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: a request regarding the dice
Replies: 22
Views: 15722

Re: a request regarding the dice

Wow, I remember those dice.

One day I left the yellow d4 on the stairs and my father stepped on it. It was a little caltrop, to be sure.
by Rick Maffei
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: AoC Question
Replies: 5
Views: 8038

Re: AoC Question

What Mike said. :) The Age of Cthulhu line evokes a pulpier feel and style of play. The adventures tend to play faster and may involve more combat than traditional CoC adventures. The creepy elements are there, to be sure, but that Indiana Jones element is there too. Sort of Hill House (or Hell Hous...
by Rick Maffei
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - 4E
Topic: Thrones of Punjar was so fun, that... (SPOILERS)
Replies: 6
Views: 15464

Re: Thrones of Punjar was so fun, that... (SPOILERS)

Very cool indeed.
Thanks for sharing your tale and that awesome art, Burchard! :)

I'm delighted you enjoyed the adventure (especially enough to actually commemorate it via art)! Reading recaps such as these truly inspire an author to further their craft.

–Rick
by Rick Maffei
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - Alternate Systems (1E, C&C, etc.)
Topic: 1E Modules?
Replies: 11
Views: 26933

Re: 1E Modules?

Jon, Good knowledge of TSR staffers! Nice to know I'm not the only old-timer around these parts. The shaman's name was pure invention, with no meaning beyond sounding lizard-ish in my mind (answer [a] is other words). The only Easter egg of sorts is the hidden temple (which was definitely meant to e...
by Rick Maffei
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - Alternate Systems (1E, C&C, etc.)
Topic: 1E Modules?
Replies: 11
Views: 26933

Re: 1E Modules?

tacojohn4547 wrote:DCC #26 is on the list of DCC conversions I want to do.
Sounds like my adventure is in good hands!
by Rick Maffei
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - Alternate Systems (1E, C&C, etc.)
Topic: 1E Modules?
Replies: 11
Views: 26933

Re: 1E Modules?

Glad you enjoyed the adventure WW. Your humble authors always enjoy hearing the war stories.

As a man who began with 1e, I wouldn't mind converting SG (informally) I ever can make the time!
by Rick Maffei
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Dungeon Crawl Classics - General
Topic: Unofficial Year 6.5 GenCon 2010 DCC Team Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 13524

Re: Unofficial Year 6.5 GenCon 2010 DCC Team Tournament

arlanni wrote: One of the groups was the GG East gang of freelancers and we had a real blast.
I can testify to that. :)
by Rick Maffei
Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 4E
Topic: DCC55 Sea Drake- Traps in C7c- TPK? Help.
Replies: 10
Views: 22461

Re: DCC55 Sea Drake- Traps in C7c- TPK? Help.

Much GG gaming indeed. Glad you've had a good run there.

So I must ask goonalan, how did your group fare with Scaly God (written 5+ years ago but still close to my heart)?
What was their death rate? :twisted: Did they reach "Big Blue"?
by Rick Maffei
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Dungeon Crawl Classics - General
Topic: DCC Tournament 2009
Replies: 50
Views: 44740

Re: DCC Tournament 2009

As one of the contributing authors to "Scroll of Ruin", it warms my cold, evil black heart to read threads like these. :twisted: We write these adventures to challenge you guys and gals ... and it's great to see how you all rise to that challenge! Keep the war stories coming! As one-third of the un...
by Rick Maffei
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: Goodman Games' "Age of Cthulhu" exposure
Replies: 3
Views: 7363

Re: Goodman Games' "Age of Cthulhu" exposure

Jon, The kind words about the Age of Cthulhu line are certainly appreciated. I'd say the best way to promote the books is to gather some folks, play the adventures, and post your experiences. Nothing gets people going—or inspires authors for that matter—like a rousing description of a good Cthulhu g...
by Rick Maffei
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: Anyone checked out MADNESS IN LONDONTOWN yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 12717

Re: Anyone checked out MADNESS IN LONDONTOWN yet?

I owe up to misspelling Leicester—clearly I wrote some sections from the padded cell Harley keeps me locked in much of the time. :oops:

As far a hard pronunciations, try visiting Wales if you want a real challenge!
by Rick Maffei
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: Anyone checked out MADNESS IN LONDONTOWN yet?
Replies: 12
Views: 12717

Re: Anyone checked out MADNESS IN LONDONTOWN yet?

Thanks Garuda for the thought-provoking input. (You get extra points for being a Blackadder fan! It's a close call, but Blackadder II was probably my personal favorite of the series.) I made an effort to insert little "British-isms" into the text, but there's certainly potential for more! Writing an...
by Rick Maffei
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: Hard back adventure compilations
Replies: 3
Views: 5993

Re: Hard back adventure compilations

You may be interested in Dungeon Crawl Classics #48: The Adventure Continues and the upcoming From Here to There.
by Rick Maffei
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Goodman Games General
Topic: Free RPG Day Recap
Replies: 16
Views: 22656

Re: Free RPG Day Recap

I dropped by Time Warp Comics & Games in Cedar Grove, New Jersey first. They kept the Free RPG Day goodies behind the counter, but provided them to any that inquired—and a number of folks inquired while I was there. The workers would ask you to enter mailing list info and then fill out a "two from M...
by Rick Maffei
Tue May 12, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Dungeon Crawl Classics - General
Topic: 2009 GenCon specials
Replies: 11
Views: 12712

Re: 2009 GenCon specials

goodmangames wrote:The first is a 1E adaptation of DCC #36: Talons of the Horned King.
Looking forward to this in particular ... :)
by Rick Maffei
Mon May 11, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: :: shuffles and fidgets anxiously ::
Replies: 16
Views: 15945

Re: :: shuffles and fidgets anxiously ::

GnomeBoy wrote:I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking at...

...which is how it should be!
If you know for sure ... it's already far too late! :P
by Rick Maffei
Fri May 08, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Age of Cthulhu
Topic: :: shuffles and fidgets anxiously ::
Replies: 16
Views: 15945

Re: :: shuffles and fidgets anxiously ::

Ogrepuppy wrote:For context, and of course to tell the tale in raving fashion to anyone within earshot (which nobody will believe).
That's the spirit.

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