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by finarvyn
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Adventure Hook: Incident at Dor Lomund
Replies: 2
Views: 1633

Re: Adventure Hook: Incident at Dor Lomund

Sounds like it has the potential to be an awesome adventure. I may snag some of this for my campaign. ;)
by finarvyn
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: More guidance for prices?
Replies: 15
Views: 14922

Re: More guidance for prices?

Thanks. I felt that discussing the philosophy of the genre was a lot better than me trying to find ways to scam the characters out of their loot. If I steal from them they seem to resent it, but if I explain that they have blown their cash on "wine, women and song" (or whatever) they seem ...
by finarvyn
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: When are we getting more Lankhmar adventures?
Replies: 5
Views: 3124

Re: When are we getting more Lankhmar adventures?

I was part of that Greatest Thieves KS. Not much news recently on that front.

As far as "new stuff" goes, the original DCC Lankhmar KS had adventures 1-8 and I think 9-11 are out. That's sort of new.
by finarvyn
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Backerkit question
Replies: 3
Views: 2534

Re: Backerkit question

I found out what's up with backerkit. The files I cannot access are early draft files, which were turned off when the final versions got uploaded in my backerkit page. It threw me that the names weren't the same, which gave me the impression that I hadn't been given access to all of my stuff. Just m...
by finarvyn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Reader's guide to Lankhmar fiction
Replies: 15
Views: 30234

Re: Reader's guide to Lankhmar fiction

Two things to add to my original post: (1) Swords Against the Shadowland by Robin Wayne Bailey. My understanding is that Leiber had written out a story outline but never got around to fleshing it out, and that Bailey started from here and build his novel. I have a copy on my shelf but honestly have ...
by finarvyn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: New Convert
Replies: 5
Views: 4187

Re: New Convert

Funny thing about Lankhmar, I just don't like Fritz Leiber's writing. I've read a couple of the short story collections and just could not get into them. I love REH, & HPL, and enjoy some of the Jack Vance stuff and many others of the genres covered by DCC, but Leiber, no. Interesting that I'm ...
by finarvyn
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Backerkit question
Replies: 3
Views: 2534

Re: Backerkit question

I'll keep poking around. Some of the files which are not "locked down yet" are things like the boxed set. Well, I have a physical copy of the boxed set right here in my hand, so I would think that the PDF version should be accessible as well. Hmmmm.
by finarvyn
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Switching my group to DCC
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

Re: Switching my group to DCC

I have found in general that all of the DCC modules are different from one another, and agree with Mat that even if the descriptions sound similar there is a good chance that the adventures are different. Partly because of the design goal that monsters be unique and not "just another orc,"...
by finarvyn
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: New Convert
Replies: 5
Views: 4187

Re: New Convert

Welcome aboard, and I'm glad that you found the DCC RPG. I agree that the mechanics are easy, which surprises a lot of folks who are intimidated by the size of the core book. (Most of which are spell pages anyway.) If you are interested in monsters for the game, you might look at the DCC modules (st...
by finarvyn
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Backerkit question
Replies: 3
Views: 2534

Backerkit question

So I found that a couple of the files that I downloaded for the DCC Lankhmar kickstart wouldn't open, and I went back to the backer kit page where all of the files are located and re-downloaded everything. Then I noticed that several files are listed as "pending" with the note that "y...
by finarvyn
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: More guidance for prices?
Replies: 15
Views: 14922

Re: More guidance for prices?

My take on this is that there are quite a few sources of generic prices for D&D style games, such as the AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide. If I need a price guide I can use one of those. My Lankhmar games are such that I tend to award a bunch of treasure with the understanding that when we pick u...
by finarvyn
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Tales from the Magician's Skull
Topic: Issue #2 out of print :-(
Replies: 2
Views: 3928

Issue #2 out of print :-(

Any idea if/when issue #2 will resurface in the Goodman online store? I want to buy the whole set but my OCD kicks in with having an issue missing on my shelf. :oops:
by finarvyn
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC Horror
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Re: DCC Horror

I was going to mention Transylvanian Adventures. Really hits the right vibe this time of year. :D
by finarvyn
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 8907

Re: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?

I wish it were as not-okay to use women for eye candy as it is not-okay to racially stereotype. I wish that all the images of females in the DCC books were images of females that men would be willing to role-play around their daughters. Or mothers. I had this exact problem with the d20 Conan rules ...
by finarvyn
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: That dice chain
Replies: 20
Views: 13307

Re: That dice chain

Further thoughts on the dice chain: (1) I own several sets of DCC dice, but find that simulating the dice chain with traditional polyhedral dice isn’t a real chore. When I did playtesting back in the day those dice weren’t for sale yet and the game ran just fine by using regular dice to simulate the...
by finarvyn
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: New Fafhrd & Grey Mouser fiction!
Replies: 0
Views: 2054

New Fafhrd & Grey Mouser fiction!

An interesting news note from Goodman Games! ALL NEW FAFHRD AND THE GRAY MOUSER STORIES COMING TO TALES FROM THE MAGICIAN'S SKULL We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with the estate of Fritz Leiber to publish new authorized stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser! Over the com...
by finarvyn
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: The Least You Need to Know? or: quick-start for judges
Replies: 14
Views: 9119

Re: The Least You Need to Know? or: quick-start for judges

I would suggest that you try a few of the DCC modules first, and then create your own campaign after. (1) Modules are written for you, so easier to plug-n-play. (2) Campaigns, while fun, require a lot more prep by the GM. And a much better feel for how the rules work. And what you need to do in orde...
by finarvyn
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth - Turjan or Cugel
Replies: 5
Views: 6479

Re: Dying Earth - Turjan or Cugel

Cugel was always my favorite.
by finarvyn
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Lyonesse
Replies: 1
Views: 3563

Re: Lyonesse

There is also a Lyonesse RPG launching in the near future. I think it uses a d100 system. Might be easy to take their stuff, convert d100 into d20, then use DCC mechanics on top of it. :)
by finarvyn
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: World of Tiers
Replies: 2
Views: 5156

World of Tiers

I'm reading Philip Jose Farmer's World of Tiers series for the first time. It's one of the Appendix N books that I've often wondered about but somehow never managed to track down until now, and I'm enjoying it so far. (I'm about halfway through book #2, Gates of Creation.) Anyway, I was thinking tha...
by finarvyn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth
Replies: 28
Views: 20524

Re: Dying Earth

Awesome! Thanks for the link!
by finarvyn
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth
Replies: 28
Views: 20524

Re: Dying Earth

Any guess as to what will make the setting different from other DCC product lines? When I think of Dying Earth, I think of (1) Colorful word use; needing a thesaurus to figure out what Vance is saying (2) Characters wandering through magical situations, similar in vibe to Dumas' "Three Musketee...
by finarvyn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: The D&D covers conceptualized...
Replies: 5
Views: 13074

Re: The D&D covers conceptualized...

Awesome artwork.

(1) it would be cool to see those side-by-side with the two actual products.

(2) it's a shame to have that big "photobucket" logo plastered all over the thing.
by finarvyn
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: How to handle player losing all their characters
Replies: 11
Views: 14675

Re: How to handle player losing all their characters

Another thought about character death -- when I am playing at the table with newbie players I try to have a conversation with the DM first and tell him or her that if a character "needs" to die please make mine the first. I would model acceptable behavior (no tantrums, getting angry, etc.)...
by finarvyn
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Wicked Fantasy Factory
Topic: Remembering WFF
Replies: 0
Views: 13901

Remembering WFF

I was rummaging through some old boxes and happened to find my stack of WFF modules, so I had to sit down and reread some of that stuff. It's too bad that WFF wasn't promoted more as a "new" RPG system, because I think that those were some of the best d20 modules that I can recall from tha...

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