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by SYKOJAK
Wed May 02, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: You Might Be Interested
Replies: 26
Views: 8390

Re: You Might Be Interested

How does one go from a cobbler to a wizard? It is possible that you could have the character infused with arcane energy and knowledge that gives him a starting place with spells, but then he is on his own. Perhaps it is a tease given out by a powerful entity that is hoping to entice a character int...
by SYKOJAK
Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Skills in a hostile world...
Replies: 1
Views: 3168

Re: Skills in a hostile world...

It seems to be a pretty cool idea, if you do not mind the extra bookkeeping.
by SYKOJAK
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: How about some alternate classes
Replies: 40
Views: 29491

Re: How about some alternate classes

Someday I will write my Gnome "Illusionist" class. It would be non-patron magic. Oh and my gnomes are "tiny", less than 2 feet tall with long beards. Tend to wear floppy hats and hide in gardens. Bards with "music" magic, also without patrons could be cool. I've always wanted to do a "dance"-master...
by SYKOJAK
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: How about some alternate classes
Replies: 40
Views: 29491

Re: How about some alternate classes

Someday I will write my Gnome "Illusionist" class. It would be non-patron magic. Oh and my gnomes are "tiny", less than 2 feet tall with long beards. Tend to wear floppy hats and hide in gardens. Bards with "music" magic, also without patrons could be cool. I've always wanted to do a "dance"-master...
by SYKOJAK
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: The Golden Lion Rule
Replies: 7
Views: 5992

Re: The Golden Lion Rule

Dude, I so now want a War Pig! Talk about your most valuable follower. The War Pig takes some damage, you get some strips of bacon!
by SYKOJAK
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Ability Checks vs Ability "TESTS"
Replies: 8
Views: 6494

Re: Ability Checks vs Ability "TESTS"

Personally, the DM should just tell what the player(s) need to roll then ask them to add any appropriate modifiers. Or if it is something that the player is unaware of, just ask them what thier stat is and roll it for them. With that being said, to keep us players on our toes, make some completely r...
by SYKOJAK
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95
Replies: 34
Views: 15415

Re: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95

There was more to attacks of opportunity than hitting a guy dancing in combat. Besides, that's the way I will run it, not the way it may or may not have been written in the rules. If there is something about 3E or 4E I like, I don't think Mr. Goodman is gonna visit my gaming table and point his fin...
by SYKOJAK
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Necromancers and Animate Dead
Replies: 2
Views: 4454

Re: Necromancers and Animate Dead

Seems to me that there could be a whole line of Conjuration/Summoning spells?!
by SYKOJAK
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Black powder firearms
Replies: 5
Views: 5675

Re: Black powder firearms

jmucchiello wrote:Don't forget rules for failing saving throws against fire when you are carrying black powder. Black powder and fire breathing dragons mix even worse than guns and alcohol.
Unless you are drinking alcohol, while handleing guns and facing a fire-breathing dragon. :lol:
by SYKOJAK
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95
Replies: 34
Views: 15415

Re: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95

In actual play I call this the "free whack" rule. Do something that exposes your back to an enemy, and they get a free whack against you. I played with this rule back in the 1980's, before 3E turned it into an overly complex mechanism that required rulebooks and map grids to adjudicate. In the 1980...
by SYKOJAK
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: Books that should be in Appendix N
Replies: 60
Views: 46425

Re: Books that should be in Appendix N

Even though it is more modern, The Game of Thrones series definately seems "Appendix N" worthy. Its got the undefined magic system of "only death can pay for life". Its got the great unknown, (White Walkers and Wildings from beyond the wall.) Minus any demihumans save the dwarf, Tyrion. It has all t...
by SYKOJAK
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Music of DCC
Replies: 68
Views: 38532

Re: Music of DCC

It just so happens Skinny Puppy's singer is Nivek Ogre eh Ogrepuppy? Yes, sir! Can you feel my Tired Eyes Slowly Burning ....? ;) In fact, it's odd--my two favorite bands are on opposite sides of the spectrum--Cocteaus with angelic, ethereal vocals and shimmering guitars, and the Puppies...who samp...
by SYKOJAK
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Gaining spells
Replies: 11
Views: 8751

Re: Gaining spells

[/quote]And on the wizard's quest for magical power: This is what I love about the game -- Clerics and Wizards become the real drivers of adventurers and adventures. Thieves would rather stay in town (where the MONEY is!) and Fighters like to hang around the barracks and town (where the ALE and PROS...
by SYKOJAK
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: "A cleric has access to the spells of his god"
Replies: 18
Views: 15261

Re: "A cleric has access to the spells of his god"

Ok now! Since I have been reading the H.P. Lovecraft stories it does makes sence now that Cthulhu is Neutral. Even in his own cults dedicated to him, he does not care about. All of humanity he considers nothing more than a big Ant-hill. We are all tiny, insignificant insects to be squashed at his wh...
by SYKOJAK
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Black powder firearms
Replies: 5
Views: 5675

Re: Black powder firearms

Black Powder Firearms: General Characteristics: -Firearms can be used as clubs at no penalty. -Reloading takes one full round. -On a critical hit, target saves vs. death (DC 15), save for normal damage. -In tight quarters, after firing, smoke fills a ten-foot area centered on the firer, providing c...
by SYKOJAK
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95
Replies: 34
Views: 15415

Re: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95

Dancing around in between combatants should provoke an attack as well. Only a fool or someone who thinks they are hard to hit does that. I would say, if using miniatures, to use the 3e rule. Yup! I totally agree! That only happens in a Movie, when it is choreographed to have it happen that way! Som...
by SYKOJAK
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95
Replies: 34
Views: 15415

Re: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95

I believe that when looking at the definition of "Withdrawl Movement", one must look at the specifics of the case in question. First, Opponents must allready be "Stuck In" melee combat. That means they are allready trading blows from the previous round(s) with your typical melee weapons, (eg. Swords...
by SYKOJAK
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Chapter 13 Press Presents: Tales of the Fallen Empire
Replies: 100
Views: 66603

Re: Chapter 13 Press Presents: Tales of the Fallen Empire

I am interested in seeing how the Survival and scrounging rules work. As well as, are there Weapon Relic of a forgotten age, (eg, Laser Pistols, Plasma Rifles, Crew-served weapons, Vehicles?)
by SYKOJAK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The Next Point of Business
Replies: 90
Views: 22811

Re: The Next Point of Business

As a player, I would request the following: #1: Complete spell Grimoires, (1 for Wizards, and 1 for Clerics.) #2: Complete Deities Book: to list all the Gods from the Various Mythos for Cleric players and DMs as to what a God's realms of influences are and what dos and dont's each particular God has...
by SYKOJAK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: DCC - Warhammer
Replies: 1
Views: 3695

Re: DCC - Warhammer

It seems to me that Poison and Disease would be Fortitude saves with the DC being based on how virulent the Poison or Disease is.
Insanity and Fear are Will saves.
by SYKOJAK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Firing into Melee
Replies: 19
Views: 13576

Re: Firing into Melee

Just thinking about "friendly fire" at low level combat, it should be duly noted that is to be expected. First, as players are new to the game, learning that you just killed one of the party members with one shot, it really will make you rethink your next "shoot into melee action". Second, I would a...
by SYKOJAK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Character Goals (aka. DM plot hooks,)
Replies: 11
Views: 7358

Re: Character Goals (aka. DM plot hooks,)

Wizard Reasons for Adventuring: roll 1d20 Roll: Result 1: You crave knowledge for knowledge's sake. You search for a particular rare artifact, a Tome of vast power. You seek the Necronomicon! 2: You were kicked out of the Wizards guild for the substance abuse program and now have no where else to g...
by SYKOJAK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Character Goals (aka. DM plot hooks,)
Replies: 11
Views: 7358

Re: Character Goals (aka. DM plot hooks,)

Warrior Reasons for Adventuring: roll 1d20 Roll: Result 1: You have always been a Bully! You feel the need to take from others what they are too weak to keep for themsleves. Hense, you go forth to take from the meek and give to yourself! 2: Your friend is off to find some lost missing treasure, (bo...
by SYKOJAK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Character Goals (aka. DM plot hooks,)
Replies: 11
Views: 7358

Re: Character Goals (aka. DM plot hooks,)

Thief Reasons for Adventuring: roll 1d20 Roll: Result 1: Hearing that the locals are all riled up to go take out "the thing on the edge of town," you figure it would be the perfect opportunity to "liberate" any treasures of its lair. Let all the local Yokels get their pent up frustration out, while...
by SYKOJAK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Character Goals (aka. DM plot hooks,)
Replies: 11
Views: 7358

Re: Character Goals (aka. DM plot hooks,)

Halfling Reasons for Adventuring: roll 1d20 Roll: Result 1: Living a comfortable life cost money, and supporting your eating habits does not come cheap! So you have decided to hire on with an adventuring group "as a mascot and lucky charm." It is your hope that it will only take 1 trek through the ...

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