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by Liu Jen Hao
Tue May 14, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
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2013 Gothic-Vampire Anime Series: Jojo's Biazzare Adventure

For a change, rather than make a recommended THEMATIC source material, I am actually going to recommend an actual Victorian-Gothic-Vampire source, albeit with an Anime/Martial Arts Twist. It is the First Nine Episodes of the 2012-2013 Vampire/Martial Arts Anime Jojo's Bizzare Adventure. It is an ada...
by Liu Jen Hao
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
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Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Thank You!! And oh darn, now that I think about it: Since The Exotic is stated to be inspire by Cinematic "Wuxia" Martial Artists. Would he or she be able to infuse his/her weapons or unarmed attack with Chi/Ki/Mana/Life-Force, the better to harm "Only Be Hurt By Magical Weapons/Silver Monsters With...
by Liu Jen Hao
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Just a quick thought: Remember how the old "Red Box" Dungeons And Dragons Beginner's Set had a short Solo Adventure? It was a short and sweet Choose Your Own Adventure / Fighting Fantasy style romp through a cave to fight Bargle the Sorcerer. To show you the ropes of how to play an RPG (specifically...
by Liu Jen Hao
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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"Wolf Children", a MUST WATCH Anime for Half-Blood players.

Just returned from the Cinemas, having watched a definitive Anime film for anyone who wants to role-play a Wolf-Blooded Half-Breed (Or hopefully "Night-Born") It is a new film called Ookami No Kodomo Ame To Yuki (The Wolf's Children Rain and Snow) or simply Wolf Children when it is given an American...
by Liu Jen Hao
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
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Is the preorder site up yet, Good Gentleman?

If so, consider my deposit already given, for with the presence of a link I will make that consideration a reality right now! :D
by Liu Jen Hao
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Becoming Blind and Martial Blindness.

Just quickly, a little something that might come in handy for TG (TA is really stuffed to the brim as it is). When one fights monsters long enough, someone is bound to be scarred for life down the line. And sometimes these scars will take the form of mangled limbs, brain damage, and depressingly com...
by Liu Jen Hao
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Having a try at Class Names. Valiant = Daredevil or Fearless. Hits the player on a more emotional level than an intellectual level. Exotic = Wushu-Ja. Chinese for "Martial Artist." Distinct Enough without all the unfortunate implications of "other, frightening and bizzare" that "Exotic" conjures up....
by Liu Jen Hao
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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In this particular case I fear it is I who have miscommunicated. I interpreted the discussions amongst here on this board as there being an online version amongst play testers to view. Sorry for that misunderstanding. No compromise has occurred in the security in your product. Anyway, before I sleep...
by Liu Jen Hao
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
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So, all the rules are included in the TA main text so you don't have to jump between PDFs and rulebooks? Sweet!! By the way, where is the "online preview" everyone is talking about? Would so love to take a look at it!! What would you recommend? I've seen lots of 60s and 70s horror movies but I'm alw...
by Liu Jen Hao
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Is the combat movement/position system going to be 1) An abstract "noted on paper per turn" system? 2) Minature based? That was one of the things about Third Edition that I did like: made it so much more visceral and cinematic/ If yes to 2, are the movements going to be square or hex based? Ah, alwa...
by Liu Jen Hao
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

And how could I forget: The Crow (1993): A rain drenched Gothic-punk ballad of love and revenge that showcases the zeal and Operatic passions of tragic Gothic heroes with an intensity that few films, Gothic or not, can match. In gaming terms, it showcases how frighteningly unstoppable when the regen...
by Liu Jen Hao
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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And as a show of sincerity that I was not trying to be a class clown in recommending Batman (1989) as a source of stylistic inspiration, here is a springboard of discussion for further possible IN GENRE sources of inspiration: Novels Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen): Yes, that Jane Austen. Even though...
by Liu Jen Hao
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Understood Sir.

Merely Cititing examples as a recommendation for the "Inspirations/Filmography" Appendix.

Going To Sleep.
by Liu Jen Hao
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Having come back from watching "The Dark Knight Rises" (Prayers to the souls lost in said tragedy), I must say that overall, if a Judge/Director wants to use Batman Films as sources of inspiration, Tim Burton's Films are FAR and away the superior choice compared to Nolan's films. Whereas Nolan made ...
by Liu Jen Hao
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Walked by the Bookstore and saw "To Kill A Mockingbird", and then made a mental note to ask this questions: 1) This there a "Law" skill, as it ties in and is relevant to the "Investigation" skill? After all, you are miles and miles away from the nearest courts, with drunken mayors taking the place o...
by Liu Jen Hao
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Rant on redemption.

A thought crossed my mind: Sure, TA and TG is first and foremost a rip roaring action game. However, even though investigations, rescuing the town's kids and putting stakes into the hearts of the solar-intolerant IS exciting, (personally I find that) quests where you SAVE a monster by redeeming its ...
by Liu Jen Hao
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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It would be safe to guess that Batman is an Exotic (Gong-Fu)/ Redeemable (Ninjutsu)/ Hunter (Detective), right?
by Liu Jen Hao
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Oh. By Guan Yu, Saint of Justice, what have I started?
by Liu Jen Hao
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Thank You for an awesome another awesome character class! The redeemable fits the current Soild Snake of Metal Gear Solid PERFECTLY. An in genre suggestion I know the "Mad Scientist" who makes steam punk gadgets may be normally a villainous archetype, but as Even the original Dracula novel shows the...
by Liu Jen Hao
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Ladies and gentlemen: 1) I proposed the bonuses/penalties for honorable/dishonorable behavior due to VERY bad past experiences with the cynical/dark/gothic Emo-crowd who INSIST on playing nihilists who do NOT behave with AN honor, decency or even basic kindness unless it interested them. You know, t...
by Liu Jen Hao
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
Views: 346731

Conduct modifiers for turning or "God protects the worthy."

This suggestion is thematically relevant to the (classic, pre post modern) Gothic Genre. After all, just as The Good Gods of the world grant strength to the pure and kind to fight evil, they would surely frown upon the hypocrisy of the morally monstrous asking for the same strength In ore words' I s...
by Liu Jen Hao
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Would Indiana Jones and Solid Snake (of the "Metal Gear Solid" Playstation Games) qualify as Survivors? They do kick ass more with their wits than by brute force alone, after all?

Or is there a "sneaky" hero that would suit Snake better?
by Liu Jen Hao
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
Replies: 581
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A Matter of Vampire VS Religions Not of Their Own.

A quick but VERY important question, since it has been established that your character can be of any nationlity or faith. In Transylvanian Adventures, would a Vampire or evil creature be repelled by the Holy Symbol of any Good-Hearted Religion, or ONLY the one he (or his culture, if he was athiest) ...
by Liu Jen Hao
Tue May 29, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Replied from my iPhone this afternoon, and somehow the message included "illegal softwares" Trying again!! I'm guessing there will be a bibliography of sorts for Dungeon Masters who need a starting point of inspirations? It seems to be the norm these days in RPGS ever since "Vampire The Masquerade" ...
by Liu Jen Hao
Sun May 27, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimoire
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Re: 2012: Transylvanian Adventures & The Transylvanian Grimo

Dear Mr Smathis I was quite fascinated when you mentioned that Transylvanian Adventures will incorporate elements of Asian Horror such as Japanese Horror films, Castlevania and presumably horror anime like "Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust" as well. This was quite reassuring, as the "Asian-free" retro sty...

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