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by Ddogwood
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Tower out of Time follow-up adventures?
Replies: 1
Views: 5356

Tower out of Time follow-up adventures?

So my party completed the Tower out of Time last night. They managed to stop the great evil, kind of - they used some divination magic to ask if S’lissakk survived his "landing" beyond the horizon, and I said "yes." Now, they won't likely encounter him/her/it again for some time, but I would LOVE so...
by Ddogwood
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: DCC & Anomalous Subsurface Environment by Patrick Wetmore
Replies: 10
Views: 10074

Re: DCC & Anomalous Subsurface Environment by Patrick Wetmor

I really like the idea of patrons being a form of insanity. Another possibility is that patrons could be AIs that are buried underground, located on mountaintops, or are stuck in other sub-orbital locations. This means that they can do many of the same things as the orbital gods, but their reduced c...
by Ddogwood
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCChammer
Replies: 9
Views: 5644

Re: DCChammer

It really depends which version of the Warhammer universe you want to run. If you go back to the 1st edition WFRP and 1st-2nd editions of WFB, then the DCC RPG can work with virtually no changes. Just add in the appropriate deities and patrons. In later editions of the games, the tone became more he...
by Ddogwood
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: 5th edition Warlock
Replies: 14
Views: 11666

Re: 5th edition Warlock

Elric? Never read them. But that wasn't a RPG game. Well, not until 1981 it wasn't. At any rate, the point is that nobody is "stealing" ideas from anyone here. The DCC RPG takes inspiration from the same sources as D&D, so it's not surprising that some similar concepts come up. I still like DCC's i...
by Ddogwood
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: 5th edition Warlock
Replies: 14
Views: 11666

Re: 5th edition Warlock

I remember reading some stories a while back about some albino dude with a magic sword who made a pact with a patron, too. Probably hardly anyone has ever read it though. It was by some guy named "Heath-rooster" or something.
by Ddogwood
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: How do you define min/max?
Replies: 75
Views: 25977

Re: How do you define min/max?

I agree that min/maxing and power gaming are basically expressions of competitiveness. I also admit to being somewhat guilty of it myself. It's normal, and expected, for players to do their best in an RPG, and one of the ways of doing well is to have an "effective" character. After all, most RPGs ar...
by Ddogwood
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Can Clerics only know 4 spells or can pick 4 every morning?
Replies: 21
Views: 15541

Re: Can Clerics only know 4 spells or can pick 4 every morni

You wouldn't say an inch-and-a-quarter diameter dowel rod was compatible with an inch diameter hole because you can whittle it down with a knife, would you? That is basically how compatible DCC is with D&D. I'd say it's more like a 25 mm dowel in a one-inch hole, IMO - its close enough for most pur...
by Ddogwood
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Portal Under the Stars
Replies: 9
Views: 5934

Re: Portal Under the Stars

I found that the frightened peasants tended naturally to huddle in groups at various points in the room, so I would just have the flames hit every character in the largest group. I guess if you were using a full battlemat you could just sketch out a cone or line effect for the flames, but we were ju...
by Ddogwood
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG Economy. I think the prices are off.
Replies: 47
Views: 19029

Re: The DCC RPG Economy. I think the prices are off.

If the lowest wage earner was making say 2 coppers a day, which is accurate per research, how much does a minimum wage earner in recent times make in a day (take home!)? I'd compare the two numbers as the base. Say pick a take home pay as $5/hour, 8 hours is $40. That makes a copper equal to $20 bu...
by Ddogwood
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG Economy. I think the prices are off.
Replies: 47
Views: 19029

Re: The DCC RPG Economy. I think the prices are off.

If the lowest wage earner was making say 2 coppers a day, which is accurate per research, how much does a minimum wage earner in recent times make in a day (take home!)? I'd compare the two numbers as the base. Say pick a take home pay as $5/hour, 8 hours is $40. That makes a copper equal to $20 bu...
by Ddogwood
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC with Rise of the Runelords - madness?
Replies: 11
Views: 5404

Re: DCC with Rise of the Runelords - madness?

...they are much more attracted to the production quality and customizability of Pathfinder (sigh!)... Perhaps in the fullness of time they will realize the customizability of DCC - it's there in the details and in how you parse them for your character! Oh, absolutely - it's not a flaw in the game ...
by Ddogwood
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG Economy. I think the prices are off.
Replies: 47
Views: 19029

Re: The DCC RPG Economy. I think the prices are off.

So then, assuming most of many peasants' income is in the form of barter, but what should be the equivalent value or a weeks wages for farmers, tradesmen? If it is to be in line with the 0 level men-at-arms, that would be around 1-4coppers a week. So given that 100 cp = 10 sp = 1 gp... And let's sa...
by Ddogwood
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC with Rise of the Runelords - madness?
Replies: 11
Views: 5404

Re: DCC with Rise of the Runelords - madness?

The problem is that I can't handle the complexity anymore. Too much of my brain is busy tracking my schedule, my lesson plans, my marking, my other duties, and my own family. DCC replaces most of that complexity with random tables, which are easy! I just have to look at them and roll some dice. I'm...
by Ddogwood
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Race separate from Class
Replies: 53
Views: 38153

Re: Race separate from Class

To me, it seems you're wrecking the flavor of the old school game by allowing the rule changes. Basically you're just evolving the game to AD&D, so why not play a game that already has the evolved rules as opposed to having to tailor the rules of the old way? I think in the old school way, the DMs ...
by Ddogwood
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Mixed Party Alignment
Replies: 21
Views: 9567

Re: Mixed Party Alignment

I agree with this, but..... .......within the context of the DCC game, alignment is real. Unless, in anyone's particular game, it isn't. I'm pretty sure alignment can be modified, replaced, or ignored without ruining the game in any meaningful way. Besides, I'd rule that healing someone of opposed ...
by Ddogwood
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC with Rise of the Runelords - madness?
Replies: 11
Views: 5404

Re: DCC with Rise of the Runelords - madness?

For one thing, you would have to tone down the loot, especially magic items. And you'd have to adapt the higher level monsters more thoroughly as they go over CR20. I think the story would still work though. Yeah, toning down the loot shouldn't be too hard - I get the sense that DCC PCs don't need ...
by Ddogwood
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC with Rise of the Runelords - madness?
Replies: 11
Views: 5404

DCC with Rise of the Runelords - madness?

I run a board games club at the Jr/Sr high school where I teach. Among my big box o' games I have the Pathfinder Beginner Box, and some of the kids have shown interest in it. My main problem is that, while I like Pathfinder, I loathe having to GM it. The DCC RPG has really caught my imagination, tho...
by Ddogwood
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Race separate from Class
Replies: 53
Views: 38153

Re: Race separate from Class

I like the take that Adventurer Conqueror King has on this. Basically, they went from the "race as class" side, and said "Why would demihumans follow the same careers as humans?". But, to add more flexibility, they have a couple of classes for the demihumans. Dwarves can be fighter-y, or fighter/cle...
by Ddogwood
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Dice: generating "Zocchi results" using "normal" polyhedrons
Replies: 78
Views: 239472

Re: Dice: generating "Zocchi results" using "normal" polyhed

Shipping dice to Canada is expensive. Anyone know where you can purchase them up north? Sorry everyone for the thread necro, but I bought some Gamescience dice from www.darkelfdice.com and had them shipped to Canada. The price and shipping cost were both reasonable, and their customer service has b...
by Ddogwood
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Halfling Lucky Charms
Replies: 30
Views: 22154

Re: Halfling Lucky Charms

If your player tries to argue that rule, simply say "no". Period. "I'm not going to accept a permanent ambulatory bonus-giver into the game because that's not how I interpret the rule. If you feel otherwise, you can run a game for us, and we'll try hard to find ourselves a lucky halfling :)" I agre...
by Ddogwood
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Identifying magic item properties
Replies: 12
Views: 10844

Re: Identifying magic item properties

Great ideas for turning the discovery process into part of the storyline. I am a fan of this approach, but does anyone have any suggestions about handling the mechanics of it in the meantime? I mean, say the warrior decides to use the magic sword that he's found while he's looking for the specifics...
by Ddogwood
Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: Canadians?
Replies: 26
Views: 18871

Re: Canadians?

I'm just outside Edmonton, in Beaumont - hoping to play some DCC in the near future, but with school starting right away I've got lots of lesson planning and not much time for gaming these days.
by Ddogwood
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Consequences of PC deaths
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Consequences of PC deaths

Im curious about how different people handle the death of a (greater than 0-level) PC in the DCC RPG. I didn't see any guidelines in the rulebook for it, and I'm interested in ideas and especially practical experience for what people do when a PC bites it. Here are some methods I've seen, and some p...

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