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by rabindranath72
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer’s Blog #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG
Replies: 59
Views: 41380

Re: Designer’s Blog #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG

May have already been mentioned but does anyone remember Dragon Mountain for 2e? There was some great advice / setup for keeping kobolds relevant at higher levels than usual. Ah yes, that was a killer dungeon. I had different groups run through it, and every time it ended in a TPK at the claws of k...
by rabindranath72
Wed May 25, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer’s Blog #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG
Replies: 59
Views: 41380

Re: Designer’s Blog #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG

Hamel™ wrote:
DCCfan wrote:Three. Conan kills a dragon in Red Nails.
Wasn't that more a "simple" dinosaur than a dragon?
Definitely. A not very intelligent, dinosaur-like beast, which Conan kills by using the poison of the Apple of Derketo, not feats of arms!
by rabindranath72
Tue May 24, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer’s Blog #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG
Replies: 59
Views: 41380

Re: Designer’s Blog #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG

Good, I am glad there will be at least some monsters, if for no other reason than to calibrate the difficulty of challenges.
by rabindranath72
Tue May 24, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer’s Blog #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG
Replies: 59
Views: 41380

Re: Designer’s Blog #4: Adventuring in DCC RPG

Very nice!
So, there won't be a bestiary in the book? Or as a separate book?
by rabindranath72
Wed May 18, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Adventure! What kind will you run for DCC?
Replies: 30
Views: 8858

Re: Adventure! What kind will you run for DCC?

Hyborian Age all the way! A pretty good choice as well! :D I know that there are a whole bunch of Appendix N books out there, but Conan and Lankhmar always had the right "feel" for the literature. (Tolkien does as well, but it's a totally different feel.) I'd love a blend of the savage aspect of Hy...
by rabindranath72
Wed May 18, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Welcome New DCC RPG Fans
Replies: 21
Views: 6416

Re: Welcome New DCC RPG Fans

This is true of most games, which is probably why Joesph was so interested in making the DCC RPG a self-contained and complete product from the onset. That's why I am following it. I don't really need another D&D clone, but a fantasy game with new elements and based on a familiar system is definite...
by rabindranath72
Wed May 18, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Welcome New DCC RPG Fans
Replies: 21
Views: 6416

Re: Welcome New DCC RPG Fans

And recently Mike Mearls stated that having "everything core for 4e was a bad idea." It's difficult to learn from the past, it seems. Good thing they fixed that. Now everything is just Essential. :lol: :lol: true. Speaking of which...if you buy the two "Heroes of " books, more than 60% of the infor...
by rabindranath72
Tue May 17, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Adventure! What kind will you run for DCC?
Replies: 30
Views: 8858

Re: Adventure! What kind will you run for DCC?

Hyborian Age all the way!
by rabindranath72
Tue May 17, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Paging Joseph Goodman!
Replies: 27
Views: 7207

Re: Paging Joseph Goodman!

Brilliant! Just having a steady flow of modules ready makes me want to buy the DCC RPG! It will be nice to have a good rpg, in print, for which new material is available!
by rabindranath72
Tue May 17, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Welcome New DCC RPG Fans
Replies: 21
Views: 6416

Re: Welcome New DCC RPG Fans

Then they wanted to try something different and more complex, so I introduced them to D&D 3e (3.0) and with only the core books (does this make me an A-hole?), we still had a very nice experience. Many players forget (or don't read) what's also written in the 3.0 DMG: the DM decides what goes in th...
by rabindranath72
Mon May 16, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Welcome New DCC RPG Fans
Replies: 21
Views: 6416

Re: Welcome New DCC RPG Fans

I started playing D&D in the mid 80s with the Mentzer red box. The rest of my group started with 3.0. A few attempts have been made to get them to play something less rules intensive. We had a campaign using Basic Fantasy which went well, but after 10-11 sessions they wanted to go back to Pathfinde...
by rabindranath72
Mon May 16, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Ah, Nostalgia!
Replies: 5
Views: 2647

Re: Ah, Nostalgia!

Ah good! Still my favoured version of D&D, and favoured tool to introduce newbies to rgps.
$20 seems a bit high as a price, though. I have seen a lot running from $3 to $5. (and I bought a set including the box here in the UK for £1.)
by rabindranath72
Thu May 05, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Economics in DCC...Gold! Gold! Gold!
Replies: 36
Views: 11091

Re: Economics in DCC...Gold! Gold! Gold!

...or giant piles of treasures which are cursed, like in Howard's Queen of the Black Coast. Or the treasure of Smaug in Tolkien's The Hobbit, which induces dragon-sickness.
Speaking of which, are there rules for madness/sanity/corruption? These seem to be a staple of almost all Appendix N authors.
by rabindranath72
Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Have your attitudes towards DCC RPG changed since Jan. 3rd?
Replies: 113
Views: 38499

Re: Have your attitudes towards DCC RPG changed since Jan. 3

If the target demographics of DCCrpg is the people who have read/heard of the stuff in Appendix N, there is another factor which would impact on the level spread: the density of playing sessions, which for people of ~40 years or more tends to be quite low. There is no way I am interested in a 30 lev...
by rabindranath72
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Resurrection ?
Replies: 24
Views: 8302

Re: Resurrection ?

Resurrection "not very Appendix N"? Hour of the Dragon, Xaltotun? :) Good catch, I forgot about that one. I do seem to recall that the priest of Asura says that he was really still dead with only the illusion of being alive. So I guess that would have made him like a lich. Yes. It was only an illus...
by rabindranath72
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Death & Dying in DCC RPG
Replies: 54
Views: 16215

Re: Death & Dying in DCC RPG

I would change "Dutch Courage" to "A Flagon of Wine" in homage to REH.
by rabindranath72
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Have your attitudes towards DCC RPG changed since Jan. 3rd?
Replies: 113
Views: 38499

Re: Have your attitudes towards DCC RPG changed since Jan. 3

Definitely looking forward to it. I am still looking for the perfect RPG to play Hyborian Age adventures.
by rabindranath72
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Death & Dying in DCC RPG
Replies: 54
Views: 16215

Re: Death & Dying in DCC RPG

There are some very simple rules in the old Judges Guild ref. sheets, which I combined and extrapolated with some AD&D 1e rules for some interesting results. In a nutshell: - Immediately after each fight, a character can recover 1d4 hit points if he rests for 10 minutes. NO OTHER ACTIONS ALLOWED! -...
by rabindranath72
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Death & Dying in DCC RPG
Replies: 54
Views: 16215

Re: Death & Dying in DCC RPG

There are some very simple rules in the old Judges Guild ref. sheets, which I combined and extrapolated with some AD&D 1e rules for some interesting results. In a nutshell: - Immediately after each fight, a character can recover 1d4 hit points if he rests for 10 minutes. NO OTHER ACTIONS ALLOWED! - ...
by rabindranath72
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: One ruleset, many settings
Replies: 12
Views: 4391

One ruleset, many settings

It seems this game will work mostly as a toolbox, given the plethora of sources it's based upon. Which is a plus IMO, I don't like games which have an implied setting (unless said setting is based on some literary source.) So, the idea: would it be feasible to produce different setting books (perhap...
by rabindranath72
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Grappling in DCC?
Replies: 63
Views: 17830

Re: Grappling in DCC?

Joseph, you might want to have a look at the unarmed combat rules in Unearthed Arcana (System I, and snippets of System II.) They are essentially a normal attack, with some "special effect" tackled on. They are very fast and easy to use, and provide effects which weapons don't, so they are something...
by rabindranath72
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Will the ethos of new modules differ from old DCCs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6869

Re: Will the ethos of new modules differ from old DCCs?

We're definitely aiming for a pre- 3.x D&D swords and sorcery game. One of the things that really stood out in the playtests at Gegnhis was how " un-3.x D&Dish " the players were behaving. We had one group flat out flee a couple encounters that bugged them out (not trusting to "encounter level bala...
by rabindranath72
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Grappling in DCC?
Replies: 63
Views: 17830

Re: Grappling in DCC?

AD&D 1e Unearthed Arcana had pretty fast and simple grappling rules (System I.)
Some interesting rules also appeared in the old I1 module, which later "evolved" into the AD&D 2e system (which also was quite nice.)
by rabindranath72
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Healing and clerics
Replies: 51
Views: 16439

Healing and clerics

I have been thinking about the ideas for the cleric class, and how it won't be a heal-bot but more of an exorcist; which is excellent news, BUT this brings the question: how is this shift in perspective going to affect healing? I have never liked the fact that clerics become healing wagons, so a mec...
by rabindranath72
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Difference between C&C and DCC?
Replies: 6
Views: 3647

Re: Difference between C&C and DCC?

Ouch. I take it you're not a C&C guy, eh Mike? :wink: I really wanted to like C&C. I was a playtester, bought the white box, and bought the first two printings. Even when my group laughed at how horribly edited the game was, I still wanted to run it. But after BFRPG came out and showed that one guy...

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