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 Post subject: How could GRONAN kill the Grue yet be killed by a blob?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Farewell, sweet Cronan. We barely knew ye.

Love the new module. Still reading through it, but looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: How could Cronan kill the Grue yet be killed by a blob?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:56 pm 
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He ran into the most fiendish monster of them all: Doug Kovacs!

Doug's taking out all of the band one-by-one as part of a nefarious scheme.

Glad you're digging the adventure so far.

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 Post subject: Re: How could Cronan kill the Grue yet be killed by a blob?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:59 am 
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Nay, it is only the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning for Gronan!
That blob attaching itself to his arm is the the chaos blade Ruin, which will help him crush his enemies, drive them before him and hear the lamentation of their women!

I still miss Chuck Plimpton.

I enjoyed Emirikol Was Framed! Several PCs fell victim to the traps in this one. Jolly good stuff!


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 Post subject: Re: How could Cronan kill the Grue yet be killed by a blob?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:47 pm 
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I finished reading it last night -- now I see that it's the blade of Ruin.

Really like the module overall -- especially that the map and rooms are not linear. I did think it was funny that all of the DCC modules thus far have generated questions about some confusion about the map. And yet, the forum is strangely silent about this mess of worms! :D

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 Post subject: Re: How could Cronan kill the Grue yet be killed by a blob?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:17 pm 
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ragboy wrote:
I did think it was funny that all of the DCC modules thus far have generated questions about some confusion about the map. And yet, the forum is strangely silent about this mess of worms! :D


Start a thread about it then; if no one is talking about something you think they should be talking about, then start the conversation yourself. :) Many folks are probably back aways in terms of how many modules they've got through, others may not have noticed, and some may not care. Raising the issue could certainly be helpful, however, if only so any potential confusion is highlighted beforehand.

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 Post subject: Re: How could Cronan kill the Grue yet be killed by a blob?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Colin wrote:

Start a thread about it then; if no one is talking about something you think they should be talking about, then start the conversation yourself. :)


I haven't had a problem interpreting the maps on any of the adventures -- just thought it was funny that no one had raised the issue on this one, with all it's crazy pointers across the page to other levels, etc. Sorry, sometimes the hilarity is just for me.

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 Post subject: Re: How could Cronan kill the Grue yet be killed by a blob?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:35 pm 
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Gronan vs. The Grue


Mike's compliments drew me in to the conversation. Yes, I regard being called a monster as a compliment.
Blame the maps on Mike with this one....and I think confusion was the point so on second thought don't blame him..thank him. Thanks Mike.

I wanted to set the record straight though it is one of those things that matters only to a very select, very special few.
His true name is actually "Gonan". With a "G"
I had to look at the illustration again but I can see how the way I printed the name can be misread.

The name was was determined at his first appearance on the EE cover, but of coarse the band member names are often withheld until they appear in the big "someone gets killed " spread. In early sketches he didn't have the mohawk and he was very much just Conan. "Let's make him a little different somehow" said Joe Goodman. In my mind, I lifted the mohawk idea more from the film Taxi Driver than what I would call "real punk" just to make a mental bridge with Joe's point of view. I know Joe doesn't listen to much Black Flag, Crass, Operation Ivy, or Naked Raygun, but I do. I also understand how this distinction might leave you scratching your head but it seems important to me.

I guess it doesn't really matter that much whether we call him Gronan or Cronan because the same dumb joke remains intact. It seems only dumb jokes are allowed when it comes to "the band". If anyone asks if it is officially "Gronan" or "Cronan" I say that person can squirm. The official answer is " Yes. No,... maybe, I don't know.....what do you think?" This should also be the official answer to many DCC RPG related questions.


Smokey Dopeson, said this in Gathers No Moss Magazine back in the day:

"..everyone knows the sound of the band changed when Gonan was the drummer. This change was Especially notable after Nilha took over playing Bass, during Chuck Plimpton's hiatus in Nifilheim. Among fans there is still a split over whether it was for the better or worse that Gronan had ever become involved in the band. Many believe Shana had been calling the shots the whole time. ..."
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 Post subject: Re: How could Cronan kill the Grue yet be killed by a blob?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:24 am 
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I have an urge to create a terrible creature called a SCAVOK now. See, it even sounds like a decent monstrous name. ;)

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