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by Bisikoff
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Original Adventures Reincarnated (TSR Adventures)
Topic: PDF of OARs
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: PDF of OARs

Ha - I just picked this one up and started running it, and just sent an inquiry on this very subject. Should have checked the forum first.

Fun book though, and enjoying running it so far.
by Bisikoff
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Convention Coverage
Topic: DunDraCon 44 -- 2020 A.D.
Replies: 2
Views: 3839

Re: DunDraCon 44 -- 2020 A.D.

I'm attending DundraCon this year. Stopped by the Goodman Games booth last night to get a Lankhmar boxed set and related swag. 8)
by Bisikoff
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: DCC Lankhmar
Replies: 17
Views: 21102

Re: DCC Lankhmar

Lankhmar is the city I tend to compare all fantasy cities against. The original Judges Guild City-State of the Invincible Overlord from the '70's always felt pretty much "Larnkhmarian" (is that a word? :shock: ) to me. I haven't looked at the Mayfair version or the Necromancer d20 CSIO, but they ma...
by Bisikoff
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Active Defense
Replies: 11
Views: 6134

Re: Active Defense

Here's the thing: DCC RPG is fundamentally a simple game with lots of charts. As written, it's designed to simulate basic fantasy situations pretty well. Adding extra details like Active Defense certainly can work well, but they do add slightly to the complexity of the game. One or two of these won...
by Bisikoff
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Active Defense
Replies: 11
Views: 6134

Re: Active Defense

So how does armor factor in HM? In HM, as written, it's a Damage Reduction system for armor. Shields have their own subsystem - I believe they negate the -4 to the defense roll, plus have some other options. How armor factors into DCC with my house active defense rules - exactly as written, except ...
by Bisikoff
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: DCC Lankhmar
Replies: 17
Views: 21102

Re: DCC Lankhmar

Here 's another thread, this time from rpg.net, where they suggest that Lankhmar is DCC RPG's "implied" setting. You mean, it's not ? ;) I'm a long time fan of Leiber and Lankhmar since grade school. Hugely formative for my early D&D years, among other things. Lankhmar is the city I tend to compare...
by Bisikoff
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Active Defense
Replies: 11
Views: 6134

Active Defense

Howdy All, So, after reading too much KotDT will do that to you), I got my hands on the new HM Players Handbook (and Hacklopedia of Beasts). While DCC and HM are very different games, they do have a few things in common, including an old school ethic and the idea of PCs starting at 1st as pretty muc...
by Bisikoff
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: CRAWL! fanzine
Replies: 138
Views: 75965

Re: CRAWL! fanzine

AVAILABLE NOW!!! The 2nd issue of Crawl!, the fanzine dedicated to Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. This issue features: Treasure Tables, Lucky and Legendary Items! New weapons and equipment by Colin Chapman ! A merchant from the Sunken City by Jon Marr ! New art from new artists ! (And ou...
by Bisikoff
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Re: The Slumbering Tsar

First session was this evening - we were scheduled for noon to 8; by the time everyone got here, we were 2 - 7:50 pm. Finishing chargen took the first hour, I'd say. I bumped them to 3rd level, handed out some interesting magic stuff, and then we rolled. I pretty much went with nearly any idea they ...
by Bisikoff
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Re: The Slumbering Tsar

And, it's on - the Obsidian Portal campaign site is up, and my first session is this coming Saturday (6/30). I was considering running Slumbering Tsar myself until I realized it might be too much work since the starting level is 7 and I really do not want to start players at that level. I went to o...
by Bisikoff
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Re: The Slumbering Tsar

As mentioned, I have their ToH which has a bulk of the monsters, which will help. A word of warning: I purchased the PDF for ToH (S&W edition), and the thing is over a quarter of a gig in size! It's easily the largest PDF I own, dwarfing by a factor of 10 my "Hi-res Maps of the Wilderlands" PDF. Da...
by Bisikoff
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Re: The Slumbering Tsar

And, it's on - the Obsidian Portal campaign site is up, and my first session is this coming Saturday (6/30).
by Bisikoff
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Free RPG Day
Replies: 85
Views: 31702

Re: Free RPG Day

I was able to pick up a copy of the DCC freebie - there were 3 left at the end of a long day (at Black Diamond Games). Everything else was cleaned out. I believe Aldo G from Impressions was able to make some restock runs, but could be mistaken. It does help to have a distributor local. ;) Also, BDG ...
by Bisikoff
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC and AD&D
Replies: 35
Views: 20112

Re: DCC and AD&D

Are you guys letting 1E influence your DCC games? Magic is so trustworthy in 1E. That is what stands out for me. In AD&D, you can cast a spell to unlock a door or cure warts without worrying if one of your friends is going to die in some hideous Monkey's Paw-type accident. Plus you've got standard ...
by Bisikoff
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Re: The Slumbering Tsar

I've ran several S&W monsters & adventures in DCC RPG, without a hitch. The stats are practically identical. Sweet. Too bad the OP didn't find the S&W version, it's available online for sure. The printed version - 1000 page hardback - is only in Pathfinder. That I'm aware. At their site, I'm pretty...
by Bisikoff
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Crawl! articles test-drive - Ability-Based Occupations, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 12756

Re: Crawl! articles test-drive - Ability-Based Occupations,

This'll be fun. I've been digging Kensata's / Alex Schroeder's series of LL / 0e PC quick start packages (printing in various issues of Fight On!)

This looks similarly cool. I'm hopeful the entire article will appear in a single issue of Crawl, though. ;)
by Bisikoff
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Re: The Slumbering Tsar

Tome of Horrors Complete and Rappan Athuk for DCC RPG anyone? Actually, I think the Swords & Wizardry versions of both those books (I have them) are pretty close to DCC. ToH is effectively 0e - the stats blocks are really easy. Likewise, the Kickstartered Rappan Athuk is going to have an S&W versio...
by Bisikoff
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Re: The Slumbering Tsar

Where, when, and what can I bring? :D Well, Father's Day is out now, and this coming Sat is FreeRPG Day. ;) I'm thinking maybe twice a month ... Sunday maybe (DCC Brunch? Kill things and take their omelet?). People who can make it, make it. I'm thinking of a start the weekend after next. I really, ...
by Bisikoff
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC RPG sales
Replies: 9
Views: 3897

Re: DCC RPG sales

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by Bisikoff
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Re: The Slumbering Tsar

I'll add that Slumbering Tsar has a bound in, eight page Obituaries section to track PC death in the campaign. Apprently, there's spots for a mere 250 PCs.

Who said this campaign wasn't written for DCC? ;)
by Bisikoff
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

Re: The Slumbering Tsar

Why is it inappropiate? The Slumbering Tsar Saga seems to be a nice campaign. It would be nice if Frog God Games joined the rank of DCC RPG 3pps. Tome of Horrors Complete and Rappan Athuk for DCC RPG anyone? Well, I was actually kidding a bit ... it's only inappropriate if players want their PCs to...
by Bisikoff
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: The Slumbering Tsar
Replies: 17
Views: 11713

The Slumbering Tsar

I just want to say how entirely inappropriate it is of me to be giving serious consideration to running The Slumbering Tsar Saga for tonight's DCC game. It seems to be a very old school adventure series, nasty ( nasty ) sandbox around the ruined, lost temple-city of Orcus. While's it's very D&D, and...
by Bisikoff
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Birth Auger at +0
Replies: 28
Views: 14793

Re: Birth Auger at +0

I've been thinking of giving characters with a 9 or 10 initial luck a -1 birth auger and characters with 11 or 12 initial luck a +1 birth auger. Makes the characters a little more interesting and individual. I actually like that better than the min +1 solution (which is what I had been thinking). T...
by Bisikoff
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: People of the Pit
Replies: 21
Views: 13264

Re: People of the Pit

Got one today (along with some funky dice). Really love the cover ... the adventure and premise is interesting. I've been gaming for awhile - haven't quite seen that premise yet. :) If I pick up a copy, should I hold off on reading it for a while? Yes, if possible. :) I'd like to play through Doom ...
by Bisikoff
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: 1st DCC session (partial)
Replies: 3
Views: 4800

Re: 1st DCC session (partial)

bholmes4 wrote:Uncool. That is only 98 years by my count.
+1 year for talking back to the Magistrate. ;)
And love the drinks :)
DCC is a hard cider friendly game, I'd say. ;)

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