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Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » Today 10:29 am

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Great news! Looking forward to seeing you, Chainsaw.

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » Yesterday 12:34 pm

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Ar'Pharazon wrote:

In looking at the celebrity game, I'm a little confused how there is 5 seats taken. I thought there were only 2 Diamond badges?

Luke Gygax and Skip Williams are going to play, so there are a celebrity players, too.  

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » Yesterday 12:33 pm

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mabon5127 wrote:

Chainsaw wrote:

Handy Haversack wrote:

As of right now, after the Diamond badges have badged up, Ghul's celebrity game is the most popular thing at GaryCon!

https://tabletop.events/conventions/gary-con-x/schedule/616

Nice!

How can he remain humble after this.....?

"I am  a golden god!" ;)

Convention and Game Day » NTRPG Con X (2018) » Yesterday 8:27 am

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Handy Haversack wrote:

Ghul wrote:

Chainsaw wrote:


You guys are too kind!

Yeah, he's not that great. He just TPKs all your characters and then walks around smiling, drinking whiskey out of a skull.
 

Yeah, but have you seen his thews? Take heed, dread necromancer!

Mighty thews, indeed. 
 

Convention and Game Day » NTRPG Con X (2018) » 1/18/2018 6:26 pm

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Chainsaw wrote:

Handy Haversack wrote:

mabon5127 wrote:


I wasn't even going and I'm gonna miss ya!!! Ha!

Same!

You guys are too kind!

Yeah, he's not that great. He just TPKs all your characters and then walks around smiling, drinking whiskey out of a skull.
 

Convention and Game Day » NTRPG Con X (2018) » 1/15/2018 9:32 am

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Chainsaw wrote:

Sadly, a work conflict looks very likely to blow up my NTRPG Con trip, so I decided to cancel my games. For those of you that pre-registered, I apologize for any inconvenience. With any luck, I will see you in 2019 and make it up to you with a beer or two.

Perfectly understandable, Chainsaw. No need to apologize. Cheers!

General Discussion » Tables For GM Screen? » 1/14/2018 6:44 pm

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foxroe wrote:

Ghul wrote:

For the PDF that I am cobbling together, the "Ready Reference Sheets" for AS&SH...

Will this be a publicly available referee aid? http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

 

 
Yes.

General Discussion » Tables For GM Screen? » 1/13/2018 12:28 pm

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For the PDF that I am cobbling together, the "Ready Reference Sheets" for AS&SH, I'm now zeroing in on the following tables, which is overkill for a Ref Screen, but it gives you an idea of what I have nailed down as helpful and essential info for referees to have at their disposal.

READY REFERENCE SHEETS
 


  • Table 43: Unskilled Weapon Attack Penalty
  • Table 44: Attack Rate / Rate of Fire
  • Table 45: Monetary Exchange
  • Table 62: Armoured Sorcery
  • Table 77: Light Sources
  • Table 78: d6 Task Resolution
  • Table 80: Overland Travel
  • Table 81: Terrain Effects on Movement
  • Table 82: Becoming Lost
  • Table 83: Course Deviation (Overland)
  • Table 85: Reaction
  • Table 86: Combat Matrix
  • Table 87: Attack Roll Modifiers
  • Table 88: Armour Class Modifiers
  • Table 89: Basic Combat Sequence
  • Table 90: Comprehensive Combat Sequence (Melee)
  • Table 91: Comprehensive Combat Sequence (Missiles)
  • Table 92: Comprehensive Combat Sequence (Magic)
  • Table 93: Flask (Grenade) Hurling
  • Table 94: Turn Undead
  • Table 95: Combat Movement
  • Table 97: Two-Weapon Fighting
  • Table 98: Critical Hit Results
  • Table 99: Saving Throw
  • Table 100: Item Saving Throws
  • Table 155: Daylight Calendar

Hyperborea » Swampgate Log Palisade » 1/10/2018 10:29 am

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jcstephens wrote:

foxroe wrote:

Oddly specific player questions about the log palisade can be a hook as well:
"We useta get dem trunks from da Ebon Mere up north, but sometin up dare got piss-drunk mad atus, so we stopped. Day waggon dem in from da east now. Best ya stay away from dat Ebon Mere place..."

That's what's going on here.  I like picking at the background, and encouraging my players to do likewise, as it gives me inspiration to expand on things.  For example: after thinking about who paid for the wall I've decided that the merchants of Khromarium (who put up the money) are having second thoughts about the survivabilty of Swampgate, and are trying to get their investment back as quickly as possible.  They've been taking peat moss and bog iron as payment, but in order to accelerate the process have persuaded the K City Council to start sending up debtors and petty criminals to work in a chain gang.  The locals aren't going to like it...

Love this idea. Might do it IMC, too!
 

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Beasts and Cannibals » 1/09/2018 1:53 pm

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Would you like to see a sneak peek of our next Kickstarter campaign, HYPERBOREA: Beasts and Cannibals? We are getting closer to launching! The writing is done, the covers are done, editing is underway, interior art is underway, and cartography is underway. But that is not enough! I require more work "in the can" before officially launching. But for now, have a look at what we're building, and please keep in mind that the contents of this preview are subject to change. Cheers! ~Jeff T. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1806106772/948634192?ref=blo46o&token=c87975bc

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 1/07/2018 6:59 pm

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grodog wrote:

Hey Jeff---

Are you running any events at GaryCon besides the celebrity Saturday night game and the Friday night "Hyperborea: The Palace Ruins of Xambaala"?  I don't see any others on the schedule.

Allan.

Hi Allan,

No, besides running those two games, I was invited to a VIP party on Thursday night, and on Friday morning I'm going to be part of a panel discussion on working with Gary. And then there is the booth to run, so although I'm only running two AS&SH games, I'll be super busy all weekend. That's why it's so good to have such a great crew of fellows running AS&SH throughout the weekend, because it's hard for me to find blocks of time. If only sleep wasn't necessary!

Cheers,
Jeff T.
 

Bestiary » Ghul Power » 1/06/2018 11:07 pm

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Its powers of transformation can be ASTONISHING!

http://i63.tinypic.com/xfxdhu.jpg

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 1/06/2018 1:18 pm

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mabon5127 wrote:

Handy Haversack wrote:

mabon5127 wrote:


Yes.  I take two of my daughters with me.  I plan on running at least one AS&SH event and then Jonny Quest on Friday night for Hollow Earth Expedition's Den of Ubiquity..
 

Not trying to pile on, Morgan, but Manny wanted me to pass along how sad he and the rest of the crew are that you won't be at GaryCon. Maybe we can road-trip down your way this year or figure out a way to get you up here for some gaming.

You folks are very kind.  That would be awesome at some point during the year!  I am glad I haven't wasted your time at the table.
 

After playing with Handy for years, and barely getting a lousy +0 dagger, they are desperate! ;)
 

Bestiary » Ghul Power » 1/06/2018 1:15 pm

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Agreed. I suppose it could have been quantified. If so, I would surely do it as you suggest, Jimm.

Adventures » List adventures that would fit the Hyperborea setting » 1/04/2018 10:45 am

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Handy Haversack wrote:

Ghul wrote:

When I was developing AS&SH ten years ago, I was pouring over all the HPL, CAS, and REH tales that I could, and what a incredible volume of material to study! I had been reading REH and HPL since I was a young man, but CAS I didn't encounter until adulthood (except, perhaps, for a few short stories as found in anthologies). During my research, I had a eureka moment when I read the following passage from HPL's novella, "The Shadow out of Time": 

       I learned—even before my waking self had studied the parallel cases or the old myths from which the dreams doubtless sprang—that the entities around me were of the world’s greatest race, which had conquered time and had sent exploring minds into every age. I knew, too, that I had been snatched from my age while another used my body in that age, and that a few of the other strange forms housed similarly captured minds. I seemed to talk, in some odd language of claw-clickings, with exiled intellects from every corner of the solar system.
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     There was a mind from the planet we know as Venus, which would live incalculable epochs to come, and one from an outer moon of Jupiter six million years in the past. Of earthly minds there were some from the winged, star-headed, half-vegetable race of palaeogean Antarctica; one from the reptile people of fabled Valusia; three from the furry pre-human Hyperborean worshippers of Tsathoggua; one from the wholly abominable Tcho-Tchos; two from the arachnid denizens of earth’s last age; five from the hardy coleopterous species immediately following mankind, to which the Great Race was some day to transfer its keenest minds en masse in the face of horrible peril; and several from different branches of humanity.

You'll always be a Wholly Abominable Tcho-Tcho to me, Ghul.

Which, also: th

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 1/03/2018 7:15 pm

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Yes, family first, Morgan! You will be missed, but I'm happy for your daughter and her husband-to-be. And I hope their first child be a masculine child.

Adventures » List adventures that would fit the Hyperborea setting » 1/03/2018 6:42 pm

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Jimm.Iblis wrote:

Lovecraft himself didn't seem to have a problem with his buddy Howard's Conan tackling alien demons with nothing but grit and a broadsword.

When I was developing AS&SH ten years ago, I was pouring over all the HPL, CAS, and REH tales that I could, and what an incredible volume of material to study! I had been reading REH and HPL since I was a young man, but CAS I didn't encounter until adulthood (except, perhaps, for a few short stories as found in anthologies). During my research, I had a eureka moment when I read the following passage from HPL's novella, "The Shadow out of Time": 

[i]       I learned—even before my waking self had studied the parallel cases or the old myths from which the dreams doubtless sprang—that the entities around me were of the world’s greatest race, which had conquered time and had sent exploring minds into every age. I knew, too, that I had been snatched from my age while another used my body in that age, and that a few of the other strange forms housed similarly captured minds. I seemed to talk, in some odd language of claw-clickings, with exiled intellects from every corner of the solar system.
http://www.hplovecraft.com/pics/PixelClear.gif

     [color=#000000]There was a mind from the planet we know as Venus, which would live incalculable epochs to come, and one from an outer moon of Jupiter six million years in the past. Of earthly minds there were some from the winged, star-headed, half-vegetable race of palaeogean Antarctica; one from the reptile people of fabled Valusia; three from the furry pre-human Hyperborean worshippers of Tsathoggua; one from the wholly abominable Tcho-Tchos; two from the arachnid denizens of earth’s last age; five from the hardy coleopterous species immediately following mankind, to which the Great Race was some day to transfer its keenest minds en masse in the face of horrible peril; and several f

General Discussion » AS&SH Reviews » 1/02/2018 12:05 pm

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bat wrote:

As I get more organized for a few miniatures and game report posts I will reveal my alternative to dragons in Hyperborea.

Excellent. I look forward to reading what you come up with.
 

General Discussion » AS&SH Reviews » 1/02/2018 10:23 am

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foxroe cuts to the heart of my thinking on this. If we're talking about Smaug and the like, then I'm going to shy away from it, because it feels like the antagonist of dwarves, elves, and hobbits. Of course, you've got St. George and his dragon, but this kind of Romanticism doesn't fit my personal conception of Hyperborea, either.

Let's take a look at what we do have for critters referred to as "dragons" in AS&SH: behirs, class vii lesser daemons, class xii lesser daemons, giant komodo dragons, and wyverns.

When I think of the "dragon" that Conan fights in "Red Nails," I am imagining something more akin to what we have with our giant komodo dragon

Hyperborea » Swampgate Log Palisade » 12/31/2017 10:52 am

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Brock Savage wrote:

jcstephens wrote:

I've been thinking about Swampgate, trying to anticipate questions from players.  One of the things I've been wondering about is the log palisade that surrounds the entire town.  That's a LOT of logs, and the Lug Wasteland isn't particularly known for timber.  Where did they come from, and who paid for shipping them?  

It depends on how you view the Lug Wasteland. If it's a featureless bog as far as the eye can see (I don't envision it that way), importing all that timber would be costly (paid for by the city-state of Khromarium).  In any case, Swampgate makes a lot more sense when you view it as a settlement that's on a total war footing backed by a city state. It's incredibly expensive to support all those armed men to sit around and do nothing at a time where 90% of people have to produce food or everyone starves.
 

Nicely said!
 

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