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General Discussion » Introduction Thread » 5/17/2017 6:33 am

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Welcome foxroe and Snaps (JT)! Let us know if we can help with anything.

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » What are you listening to? » 5/14/2017 8:46 am

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Monkeydono wrote:

Awesome Chainsaw! I put [Beneath the Remains] on last night for the first time in years reminiscing my youth when a friend snuck this in the jukebox at my first bar job!!

Haha! Nice! I only recently discovered Sepultura (around 2010?), so it's been really great. Finding superb older music makes my day. 

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Bladerunner 2049 » 5/08/2017 5:29 pm

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Official trailer - fingers crossed!


General Discussion » What board games are you playing? » 5/04/2017 6:38 am

Chainsaw
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New board game of The Thing arriving this fall. I really want this to be good!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » What are you listening to? » 5/02/2017 6:11 am

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Ar'Pharazon wrote:

Chainsaw wrote:

Gateway drug, heh!

To Metallica? Absolutely. It immediately led me into Lightning and Master, never looking back. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

Nice!

This morning...

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » NES Classic (8-bit) » 5/01/2017 7:13 pm

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Ar'Pharazon wrote:

Chainsaw wrote:

So, anyone else a big NES fan? What games did you like?

Sega Genesis > NES! 

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Haha! It was 16-bit, so the graphics were definitely better! Pound-for-pound, though, I don't think it had the breadth and depth of the 8-bit NES. Now... was it better overall than the 16-bit SNES, game-wise? I don't know, toss up maybe. I love them both! 

I loved my Sega when I was a teen. I spent countless hours playing NHL '92, '93, Evander Holyfield Boxing, Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat.

"FINISH HIM!"

Brings back memories, no question! My best friend had a Genesis and we played the crap out of it, especially Golden Axe, Shinobi, Streets of Rage and Madden. Lots and lots of Madden.

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » NES Classic (8-bit) » 5/01/2017 3:02 pm

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Over the weekend I bought an NES Classic (the mini one) from a guy who loaded it up with 350 games of my choice, including everything I ever played and liked as a kid (too many to list) plus many, many more that I never tried back in the day (for various reasons). Super pumped!

So, anyone else a big NES fan? What games did you like?

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » What are you listening to? » 4/30/2017 8:05 am

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Ar'Pharazon wrote:

Chainsaw wrote:

This one catches a lot of flak, but it was my first metal album and made me a metalhead for life.

Until the Black album, I'd never really cared for Metallica. I heard Sandman when it was dropped as a single, I was blown away and got the album. I've been a huge (older) Metallica fan since!

Gateway drug, heh!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » What are you listening to? » 4/29/2017 11:48 am

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Ghul wrote:

Picked up the new Fates Warning "Awaken the Guardian Live" featuring the original singer, John Arch. This is the 30th anniversary set with 2 CDs and 1 DVD, which features the two shows they did in 2016, playing the entirety of "Guardian" for the first time.

I'll have to check it out! Just bought it on iTunes. Thanks.
 

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » What are you listening to? » 4/29/2017 11:47 am

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Ghul wrote:

Picked up their new album the other day. Yes, it is a little more commercial, but it still kicks ass. I actually like the direction change; otherwise, things can get stale.

This one? I agree, it's good!


Campaign » Foolsgrave Play Journal (spoilers) » 4/29/2017 7:44 am

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Thought I would post some Gary Con play summaries (sanitized) and pics from the development thread (that some people may be avoiding because it shows all the maps). I think these summaries are fair game as rumors heard around town, but used spoiler tags anyway. 

Weds evening

First delve had nine people, including ligedog (and his buds Ernesto and Jeff), Cloak n' Dagger, Ancalagon, Josh and three of Handy Haversack's crew (Kevin, Ross and Emily). We had a great time! Moved pretty quickly despite group size. We had some exploration (room with a 12 foot tall iron automaton; soot-filled room with an iron chest; room that looked like a safe campsite, but had a puzzling "Don't camp here" warning written on the wall; room with some wild boars eating zombies; room with a pentagram and some meat hooks hanging from ceiling; several empty rooms), some battles (black robed guy with skull amulet, jeweled snail, wild boars, zombies) and two deaths (Jeff cleaved in two; Ernesto incinerated by a trapped chest), treasure (gold, gems, skull amulet). Ross picked Ernesto's pocket as Ernesto was leaning over to open the chest, haha!

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Thursday night
No pics, too busy throwing dice and drinking.

Second expedition took place Thurs night, with JoeMac (assassin), his two friends Dave (warlock) and Dave (ranger), and Josh (playing his same necromancer from Weds night). These guys really kicked ass! Smaller group than Weds, and very efficient (despite much liquor!). They explored maybe two dozen rooms, avoiding/fleeing several wandering monster encounters along the way (yellow moths, metal monitoring sphere, green slime, evil adventuring party, Thaumagorgan cultists, giant vampire bats), found two chests of gold and ultimately made their way into some overgrown tunnels, where they killed a shambling mound guarding some sort

Maps » Dagon's Barrow (Chainsaw-inspired Mega-dungeon design thread) » 4/29/2017 7:02 am

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Druvas wrote:

Yep, fighting pits. I envision several factions and they each have a fighting pit for training their gladiators for the larger central pit, where factions battle each other for glory or blood or whatever.

Ok, that's what I thought.

Druvas wrote:

I don't know why but I've never used the snaking passage design in my maps before. I'll have to integrate that design element at some point.

I think some people don't like them (not saying you) because they view them as an unfun mapping challenge vestige of the early days, but I view them as a great way to force the party to think about resource management and wandering monster risk. Is it worth it to travel this long, winding, snaking passage to its end? Do we have enough torches, do we have enough hit points? Maybe there's something good at the end, maybe not. Plus, I think they also make the place feel more "mega" and confusing.

Druvas wrote:

Looking back at your map, I am reminded quite a bit of the Castle Greyhawk maps posted on Grodog's page. You've definitely got the "Old School" map layout perfected, my friend.

Thanks man, that's nice of you to say. I'm enjoying watching your dungeon develop! It's fun to see how people's personalities and styles manifest through a big big map.

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » What are you listening to? » 4/29/2017 6:50 am

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This one catches a lot of flak, but it was my first metal album and made me a metalhead for life.


General Discussion » Cool spots for an adventure in Hyperborea? » 4/29/2017 6:48 am

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Blackadder23 wrote:

There are too many to choose just one. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/love.png

True! Still, you have to start somewhere. 

General Discussion » Cool spots for an adventure in Hyperborea? » 4/27/2017 4:23 pm

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gizmomathboy wrote:

I need to put some more work into Stonebrook and the Lost Patrol in the Lug Wasteland. Nothing like stumbling upon a WW2 Army Ranger patrol armed with all sorts of goodies. Of course, some of the first you run into are zombies in an APC-like vehicle.

Thing about zombies and 1st level pc's is that you really, really need to have at least 1 monk in the party. Otherwise zombie bites and down right awful for low level parties.

I love it!

General Discussion » Hyperborea Trivia » 4/27/2017 3:12 pm

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Handy Haversack wrote:

What is the only missile weapon with an annotation on table I.44, and what effect does the annotation note?

Hooked throwing knife, ignores AC bonus provided by an opponents shield (if any).

So, next up..

Where's a pterodactyl's favorite place to live in Hyperborea?

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