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by viruswithshoes
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: My new DCC sandbox: The Xanthus River Valley Campaign
Replies: 7
Views: 3575

Re: My new DCC sandbox: The Xanthus River Valley Campaign

Nice work, love the map style, what did you use to create it? I was really interested in your wilderness travel rates and random encounter tables. It looks to be very simple and straightforward. Are you tracking navigation, getting lost food etc.? My own system is a combination of Raven Crowking's h...
by viruswithshoes
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: What's your prefered initiative tracking method for DCC RPG?
Replies: 10
Views: 7608

Re: What's your prefered initiative tracking method for DCC

I use small folded pieces of card stock with the character's names on them. I write the initiative number on it and hang them on my GM screen in order. After each character has their turn I move that paper down to the back of the line. That way the whole table knows at a glance who is up next. I hav...
by viruswithshoes
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: New Podcast.
Replies: 44
Views: 33501

Re: New Podcast.

Great podcast guys! Nice flow, good audio quality etc. I listen to a variety of RPG podcasts most notably Roll For Initiative but they just don't scratch the itch like Spellburn. Keep it up!
by viruswithshoes
Wed May 15, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: On Thud and Blunder - An Essay by Poul Anderson
Replies: 1
Views: 4561

On Thud and Blunder - An Essay by Poul Anderson

I stumbled upon this essay from Poul Anderson in a recent Reddit "Ask Historians" posting concerning: "Wrong ideas about medieval Europe in medieval fantasy" Some of his points about medieval fantasy literature vs. reality match up really well with what Goodman writes (no surprises there!) in the bo...
by viruswithshoes
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Animal Summoning
Replies: 11
Views: 7775

Re: Animal Summoning

Working up some Summoning results for my upcoming con game, I've adapted the Familiar rules to to create some animal stats, along with using or adapting entries from the monster section. I'm really interested in checking this out if you want to post it! I didn't realize this was a problem until one...
by viruswithshoes
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Background music for gaming
Replies: 9
Views: 7154

Re: Background music for gaming

Awesome suggestions! I have several RPG Spotify playlists based on Combat, Explore, Temple etc but they were not really working for us. When you're gaming until 2-3am you need a little something more than Baldur's Gate or Conan soundtracks. Lately I've been playing Vektor and that's worked out well,...
by viruswithshoes
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: The spaces between - descriptions in published dungeons
Replies: 9
Views: 5734

Re: The spaces between - descriptions in published dungeons

I've run into this problem too and it's not exclusive to DCC modules. I never notice it during a read through but as soon as I'm running the game I realize the characters are plodding through a featureless hallway that I just skipped past during prep. This is where a few random details and dungeon "...
by viruswithshoes
Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: How does Magic Work? (Reddit)
Replies: 4
Views: 3797

Re: How does Magic Work? (Reddit)

Thanks for the link, I don't know how I missed this as I'm a regular lurker of /r/rpg. So what's the consensus on Clerics learning new spells? I think I saw a thread around here about that... I went with random rolls similar to Wizards. One of my cleric players has a spell he's not crazy about, I'm ...
by viruswithshoes
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Sailors on The Starless Sea - The Ale
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Re: Sailors on The Starless Sea - The Ale

IronWolf - It was only for those that survived! The surviving PCs took a year to study and "level up" after their adventure and this was waiting for them when they returned to town for the feast in their honor. (subsequently ruined by the BBEG :lol: ) Finarvyn: Pumpking has one of those clear plasti...
by viruswithshoes
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Sailors on The Starless Sea - The Ale
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Sailors on The Starless Sea - The Ale

I thought you guys may get a kick out of this "prop" I made for my players. After surviving the keep and making their way back to town the players were rewarded with an ale brewed in their honor by the legendary halfling brewer Pint Bingleton. For those that are curious, it's actually Southern Tier'...
by viruswithshoes
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: If and when the PC's Fail
Replies: 11
Views: 4319

Re: If and when the PC's Fail

One rule of thumb that I like to use is this: If you cannot live with the consequences of the PCs failing in an adventure, don't use those consequences in an adventure. That quote is seriously Gygaxian in nature! I love it. Just as an aside, your blog and write ups have been instrumental in my rece...
by viruswithshoes
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: first run of Starless Sea
Replies: 10
Views: 4859

Re: first run of Starless Sea

This is fascinating. I just ran the first half of this adventure for some seasoned players and they were overly cautious too. They found the cache but thought it was a grave and left it alone for now. They didn't approach the altar to pry the gems off, etc. They left the incense burner behind due to...
by viruswithshoes
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Barrowmaze using DCC RPG
Replies: 19
Views: 6739

Re: Barrowmaze using DCC RPG

I am converting as-needed. Much of the conversion is presentation rather than substance. I would say that something like 90% is presentation. I too will be using Barrowmaze as a major adventure site in my "sandbox" I been building based on your series of excellent posts: S is for Sandbox Do you hav...
by viruswithshoes
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: DCC in Northern Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Re: DCC in Northern Virginia

I live in MD but am in NOVA a lot for work. I wish I had the time but I'm working hard on getting a game running for some friends here. Let us know how it turns out! Perhaps we can get some local DC, MD, VA guys together sometime.
by viruswithshoes
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Nothing can stop my D30's epic journey!
Replies: 7
Views: 5324

Re: Nothing can stop my D30's epic journey!

Unfortunately, our plucky, would-be hero was cut down in transit mere miles from his destination by a mysterious faction wearing brown and sporting a gold lettered sigil of UPS. He has returned to the plane of sender, however, the halls of Zocchi are ripe with whispers of a newcomer, ready and willi...
by viruswithshoes
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Crawl! articles test-drive - Ability-Based Occupations, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 8901

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

Colin wrote: Okay, last bits of my articles: 2d6 for Height, and 2d10 for Weight.
Height: 8
Weight: 14

This is shaping up to be quite a character, maybe I'll throw him into my player's initial starting town as an NPC.
by viruswithshoes
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Crawl! articles test-drive - Ability-Based Occupations, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 8901

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

Well some of these rolls are embarrassing but I will not fudge or re-roll!

1) Occupation (Stamina Based) 22%
2) Hair Color: 79%
3) Eye Color: 10%
4) Distinguishing Feature: 18
5) Build: 4
by viruswithshoes
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Crawl! articles test-drive - Ability-Based Occupations, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 8901

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

Alright I'm game:

STR 8
AGI 8
STA 14 (+1)
PER 8
INT 10
LUCK 5 (-2) (ouch)
by viruswithshoes
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Nothing can stop my D30's epic journey!
Replies: 7
Views: 5324

Nothing can stop my D30's epic journey!

Just the thought of this little plastic bauble being tracked and flown around the country is crazy. I would have got one locally but the FLGS did not have any D30s. Soon enough he will reach his destination! June 6, 2012 10:12:00 AM Baltimore MD US Departure Scan June 6, 2012 04:35:00 AM Baltimore M...
by viruswithshoes
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Killing the Cleric (and a few others)
Replies: 10
Views: 7698

Re: Killing the Cleric (and a few others)

This reminds me of the free Warrior, Rogue & Mage game. It's "classless" as the three major attributes are, naturally, Warrior, Rogue & Mage. How you divide your points among those three attributes defines your "class" as it were. Elegant system. I almost adopted it but there is not enough "crunch" ...
by viruswithshoes
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Review: Doom of the Savage Kings
Replies: 27
Views: 23328

Re: Review: Doom of the Savage Kings

So whither the skill check requiring either skilled climber or a nat 20 + 18 Dex? I wrote it with visions of a sheer pit, slick with muck. Literally impossible for all but an insanely talented (or skilled) Am I right in assuming the only way to make a DC23 check for climbing is if the PC is a Thief...
by viruswithshoes
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Links to DCC RPG Resources, updated 6/21
Replies: 118
Views: 317462

Re: Links to DCC RPG Resources, updated 5/29

Holy hell RAD Colin, Thanks! You just killed my morning productivity. As someone who has not gamed since the advent of the internet, I've been overwhelmed collecting and reviewing these types of resources and my brain is just spinning. Creating a campaign with custom cities, patrons, deities, spells...
by viruswithshoes
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: The Portal Beneath the Stars, session writeup - Stephan Poag
Replies: 13
Views: 7080

Re: The Portal Beneath the Stars, session writeup - Stephan

Thanks for the write up, as someone who hasn't played an RPG since AD&D 2e, and will be running this module soon, I found it helpful in visualizing this crazy dungeon. Was this the end of the session? How much play time?

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