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by jozxyqk
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures
Replies: 231
Views: 212810

Re: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures

. . . That baffles me beyond belief, and frustrates me beyond compare. . . . there is no way in the green grass on my front lawn (covered in snow at the moment) that I will ever purchase another product from Brave Halfling Publishing, and I seriously have to question the mental sanity of anyone who...
by jozxyqk
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: One picture that summerizes your entire gamming experiance?
Replies: 17
Views: 6619

Re: One picture that summerizes your entire gamming experian

Machpants -- that second one is probably my favorite of all time. Good memories about the first one too.
by jozxyqk
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures
Replies: 231
Views: 212810

Re: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures

. . . That baffles me beyond belief, and frustrates me beyond compare. . . . there is no way in the green grass on my front lawn (covered in snow at the moment) that I will ever purchase another product from Brave Halfling Publishing, and I seriously have to question the mental sanity of anyone who...
by jozxyqk
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures
Replies: 231
Views: 212810

Re: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures

Well yeah -- except I still don't have them. As far as I know we will have switched to a different DM and/or system by the time I do. It's definitely true that I could try and scale them or even convert them to a different system. But that's not the bill of goods I was sold. As you say, not the end...
by jozxyqk
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: 5th level cleric spells > wizard spells
Replies: 6
Views: 4291

Re: 5th level cleric spells > wizard spells

atlascott wrote: But C5 > W5. So it needs some afixin...thats all.
I guess I'm confused. Why does that matter? Do you think Wizard spells should be more powerful? Why? We're talking about level nine characters here. Extreme epic. This is going to be like an ancient warlock and the highest of high priests.
by jozxyqk
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures
Replies: 231
Views: 212810

Re: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures

I'm not too worked up over it or anything, but I planned to use a couple of these modules to run my first DCC campaign. The PCs are now level 3-4. Oh well. Not much I can do. $20 gone and I didn't get any use out of it. Yep -- I'm doing that now. Just integrated the cobtraps adventure into a pre-hi...
by jozxyqk
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures
Replies: 231
Views: 212810

Re: Brave Halfling Publishing: Appendix N Adventures

Fritz, I hope they deliver. I also hope they have come to realize that a year and a half late doesn't even begin to approach acceptable. Seeing the PDFs up for sale on RPG Now, and still no hard copies after all this time is pretty frustrating, bordering on infuriating. It is great that they are st...
by jozxyqk
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: Elves Live So Very Long, And Yet...
Replies: 21
Views: 11963

Re: Elves Live So Very Long, And Yet...

Wonderful ideas, Johann. Do you have your house rules compiled somewhere?
by jozxyqk
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Arabian Nights after DCC days
Replies: 7
Views: 6475

Re: Arabian Nights after DCC days

Personally, one of my dream projects is to convert Ruined Kingdoms, which was my favorite AQ adventure box/campaign. Do it, and I will ensure that "ragboy" becomes an ongoing patron or deity in my campaign! That one featured Yak men didn't it? I think they would fit perfectly into DCC. Thanks other...
by jozxyqk
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Funnel built around a big fire....could use help and ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 7476

Re: Funnel built around a big fire....could use help and ide

I haven't designed a funnel myself, but my sense is that they are all about location. So an abstract chase of a fire elemental will work a lot better if you "funnel" the PCs into a particular locale where they have to face particular obstacles. That way each obstacle (trap, ravine, starving hyena, f...
by jozxyqk
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Arabian Nights after DCC days
Replies: 7
Views: 6475

Arabian Nights after DCC days

So in an odd turn of events, an PC in my group called upon his patron, the King of Elfland, casting the spell "Forest Walk" to escape an ambush. Some serious spellburn later, the PC got a 31 result (CLx100 allies travel to another tree anywhere on the same plane) and transported the party and a bunc...
by jozxyqk
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Unused Magic Items & Magic Item Shoppes
Replies: 22
Views: 16937

Re: Unused Magic Items & Magic Item Shoppes

I hear you. I roll attacks and damage in front of the players, and I do have maps for some areas they visit - any underground complexes for example. The players know I improvise a lot of stuff, I just don't think that they know that I actually improvise secret doors and treasure. I will try to ask ...
by jozxyqk
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Unused Magic Items & Magic Item Shoppes
Replies: 22
Views: 16937

Re: Unused Magic Items & Magic Item Shoppes

Sky-- Thanks for the post, and the thoughtful explanation of your DMing methods. It's interesting that your ideas when it comes to magic items are so exactly in accord with mine, but your thoughts on general DMing practice so diametrically opposed! There may be a nugget of wisdom there that would ex...
by jozxyqk
Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Unused Magic Items & Magic Item Shoppes
Replies: 22
Views: 16937

Re: Unused Magic Items & Magic Item Shoppes

Wonderful approach, Skyscraper. The sort of thing I wish I could make myself do. My problem has been that I don't really have time to write my own adventures, and have largely been using modules (official and otherwise) which seem to be comparatively chock full of magical gear. Maybe not to the exte...
by jozxyqk
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Tone
Replies: 19
Views: 6726

Re: Tone

I would agree that it's hard to escape some inherently comic flavor in DCC RPG (which I like, myself). The randomness and corruption in the magic system in particular lends itself to hilarity. When a wizard gets elephant ears or five testicles or whatever, or has a mercurial magic that inevitably ca...
by jozxyqk
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Mercurial Magic - Who uses it?
Replies: 58
Views: 34911

Re: Mercurial Magic - Who uses it?

...MM is too much to manage; we tried but kept forgetting it.... I'm curious -- what makes it too much to manage? It seems to me, once you've determined it, it's just a note on your spell print-out or character sheet. And after a bit of use, just becomes what the spell is . I don't want to put word...
by jozxyqk
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Unused Magic Items & Magic Item Shoppes
Replies: 22
Views: 16937

Re: Unused Magic Items & Magic Item Shoppes

With regard to "unused" magic items, my PCs generally hide them somewhere in the hope that they will some day come in handy ("Keep it secret! Keep it safe!"). As to PCs spending their money, I'm a big proponent of the "Conan" rule. Under that system, it is assumed that every time the PCs arrive in a...
by jozxyqk
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Gonna watch Zero Charisma movie?
Replies: 5
Views: 3324

Re: Gonna watch Zero Charisma movie?

Saw it, and would recommend it. It is not like Big Bang Theory or equivalent that looks for laughs by making fun of nerdy stereotypes ("He plays D&D! Hilarious!"). It is more of a darkly comic look at the quasi-conflict between old school, socially inept, obsessive nerds and new school hipster, soci...
by jozxyqk
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: multiple characters combineing for a skill check?
Replies: 19
Views: 10269

Re: multiple characters combineing for a skill check?

I agree that a rule for combining skill checks could have been considered. However, personally, I do not care for such. I'll ask players to roll their dice, if both get a high roll they succeed on a hard check. I guess I'm confused by this. Does this mean you just make a "gut" call about whether th...
by jozxyqk
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: What to read next?
Replies: 30
Views: 46256

Re: What to read next?

I second Vance and Leiber. I'm not really a pulp aficionado--I view both of them as extraordinarily good seen through any lens. Vance for pure writing and raw creativity, Leiber for great characters and fun action. Read the Eyes of the Overworld and maybe Lean Times in Lankhmar.
by jozxyqk
Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Any reporting from GenCon?
Replies: 26
Views: 10573

Re: Any reporting from GenCon?

Interest!
by jozxyqk
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Resources for magic items... and the Revelations of Mulmo
Replies: 5
Views: 4326

Resources for magic items... and the Revelations of Mulmo

I can't recall if anyone has published a source for DCC RPG magic items. I actually have the relevant issue of Crawl!, but can't find the damn thing. I'm looking for a suitable warhammer (probably a lawful one) to slot into a session tonight. I could create one, but I'm working right until game time...
by jozxyqk
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 49907

Re: Four fixes for DCC

Fantastic post. I find some of the counter arguments extremely weak. Wizard spellburn--especially combined with some halfling aid--lets a wizard more-or-less guarantee a massively powerful spell effect with a fair degree of regularity. This is particularly true for spells where the effect requires a...
by jozxyqk
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Sailors on the Starless Sea Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 4308

Sailors on the Starless Sea Finale

Spoilers obviously. So for the end of the module, after the dragon boat arrives at the Ziggurat, is there any way for the characters to progress without choosing a course of action that is seemingly suicidal? They can see that there is this ziggurat with a few dozen beastmen on it. It looks like the...
by jozxyqk
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: What would the four 'core' appendix N classes be?
Replies: 18
Views: 6369

Re: What would the four 'core' appendix N classes be?

The dubious "Father Umphred" from Jack Vance's Lyonesse Trilogy comes to mind. I'll check that out! Father U's just a classic scheming, unscrupulous flatterer-priest trying to get his hooks into pagan royalty. He doesn't heal, and I don't think he would ever enter combat voluntarily. (Also, Lyoness...

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