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General Discussion » Anyone use Judges Guild? » Yesterday 6:44 pm

Ghul
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I used Caverns of Thracia in my home campaign, and it was a lot of fun. I made some substitutions and revisions, but these were minor.

General Discussion » Happy Birthday, Ghul! » 5/17/2018 8:35 am

Ghul
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I remember what you did in Taken From Dunwich, your dirty rat fink! ;)

General Discussion » Happy Birthday, Ghul! » 5/17/2018 5:04 am

Ghul
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Zulgyan wrote:

Happy Birthday! Running a Hyperborea Campaign right now and having loads of fun!

Excellent! I love to hear that.

Hyperborea » A question about the setting as a whole » 5/16/2018 8:17 am

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Blackadder23 wrote:

Jimm.Iblis wrote:

I'm betting that in the next few years some third party publishers may capitalize on the idea and introduce alternate or converted settings using the AS&SH rules.

I believe that will happen over Jeff's dead body. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shocked.png

Yeah, it's not an open source game for anyone to develop. But anyone can use the same open source materials that we use, as found in the SRD, to come up with their own stuff. If you read the small print in all North Wind's publications, everything that we've uniquely created is considered Product Identity, and everything we utilized from the SRD is open to anyone (e.g., armor class, hit points, saving throw, aboleth, rust monster, stirge, ring of shooting stars, rod of lordly might). The idea is to preserve and control the quality of the setting. If I ever do initiate a third-party publishing license for AS&SH, it would likely be for the creation of adventures that do not include setting development: sword-and-sorcery adventures with suggested (not specific) locations on the map.  
 

Announcements » Website Updates » 5/14/2018 7:14 am

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Iron Ranger wrote:

Brock Savage wrote:

I'm hoping the AS&SH community makes some submissions that see publication. 

The door is officially open...

Well, Chainsaw came knocking long before it was officially open. His manuscript for The Lost Treasure of Atlantis is fantastic, and it is slated for a future release, most likely in early 2019.
 

General Discussion » Happy Birthday, Ghul! » 5/12/2018 9:12 pm

Ghul
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grodog wrote:

Chainsaw wrote:

Congrats, old timer! I sent you some new tennis balls for your walker. Let me know when they arrive. Thanks!

Clearly someone's not worried about being made an example of at the NTX ASSH games this year ;)

Happy birthday, Jeff, and may happy returns! :D

Allan.

Vengeance will be mine! ;)

Announcements » Website Updates » 5/12/2018 9:06 pm

Ghul
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Thank you, fellows!

The Tavern » Dungeon of Graves, Party of Six » 5/11/2018 8:14 pm

Ghul
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Excellent! I look forward to hearing more about how it goes!

Announcements » Website Updates » 5/11/2018 7:31 pm

Ghul
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I've made some updates to the web site, including submission guidelines for aspiring adventure developers, retailer support, and more! Check it out!

http://hyperborea.tv

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General Discussion » Happy Birthday, Ghul! » 5/09/2018 8:28 pm

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Thank you, gentlemen. Great quote, rhialto! Vance is full of them. He was brilliant.

General Discussion » Happy Birthday, Ghul! » 5/09/2018 12:20 pm

Ghul
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Gosh, thank you, my friends! 

General Discussion » Happy Birthday, Ghul! » 5/08/2018 6:43 pm

Ghul
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Many thanks! Your wish is my command. ;)

Sorcery » Goodberry versus Create Food & Water » 5/07/2018 2:35 pm

Ghul
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Yes, and "fresh" is the operative word here. Typically speaking, I give freshness a five-day shelf life on most berries. After that, they are spoiling and no longer fresh. 

Hyperborea » A question about the setting as a whole » 5/05/2018 8:02 pm

Ghul
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Great thread! Yes, besides the Big Three (REH, HPL, CAS), a variety of authors have influenced the work, including but not limited to J. Vance, F. Leiber, M. Moorcock, E.R. Burroughs, A. Merritt, K.E. Wagner, and so many more. Mythology plays a vital role, too, particularly when Hyperborea is noted by the likes of Pindar, Herodotus, and Pliny the Elder. Not to be overlooked, is the mythology that grew from the fertile imaginations of Dave Arneson, Gary Gygax, and Gary's many contributors and developers. What emerged from their evolving collaborative efforts became, in my estimation, a mythology of its own right. 

Swordsmen & Sorcerers » Perfect Party? » 5/03/2018 9:40 am

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In recent years my players had a party comprised entirely of thieves, and it was quite a bit of fun. Of course, not all were pure thieves; we had purloiners and legerdemainists, too. 

Music » Inspiring Metal Music » 4/29/2018 7:16 pm

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blackmote wrote:

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This is wonderful! Wolf is brilliant.
 

Comic Books and Graphic Novels » CONAN by Dark Horse » 4/28/2018 7:05 am

Ghul
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Iron Ranger wrote:

Just dug out and tore through the Busiek/Nord run. Cromalmighty folks, dig these books back out!

Oh, they were indeed fantastic. Peculiar how Dark Horse produced some of the best Conan (Busiek / Nord) and yet some of the worst I've seen (Wood / Cloonan), especially some of the more recent art. Nord was fantastic, and so was Giorello, but some of the more recent art had me scratching my head. Conan with skinny legs and arms? 

With the DH run coming to an end, I'm cautiously optimistic that Conan's return to Marvel is going to be a good thing. 

General Discussion » Holy Idiot of Xathoqqua » 4/26/2018 4:02 pm

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mabon5127 wrote:

Brock Savage wrote:

Thank you for the kind words guys, I guess what I am asking for are examples of foolish behavior I could use. 

BA23, a random chart is totally appropriate! 

Has to carry a 50lb bulky wooden totem of the toad god with him. Needs frequent rest unless a character carries it.
Cannot be distracted by what he sees and has to wear an opaque mask and be led all the time.
Talks to people that are not there.
Has to have a lengthy conversation with himself before reaching any decision.
Wants to bring orphaned animals with him as they are "worshipers" and they are his flock.
Has random bouts where he thinks he is on fire....usually at night.
Falls down once or twice a day in a epileptic fit of pure Xathoqquan ecstasy.

 

Those are some great ones, mabon5127! My players would end up eventually killing the guy and dealing with the consequences. Haha!

General Discussion » Holy Idiot of Xathoqqua » 4/26/2018 3:31 pm

Ghul
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This is so very CAS, chock-full of sardonicism.  

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