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Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 3/27/2017 6:58 pm

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DMPrata wrote:

Anyone know the group code so the Grand Geneva website will show me availability?

Negative, I just called and they gave me the GC rate of $109/night.

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 3/27/2017 9:28 am

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Room reserved! One step closer to making it happen. Need to round up mah nerdz and see who wants to go. If I have a large enough group, we'll probably rent a van and make an all-day trip out of it. Think it's about 14 hours.

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 3/26/2017 12:47 pm

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I am planning to attend. And I just might run something this year. Probably AS&SH something or other. :-)

Campaign » Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!) » 3/26/2017 12:45 pm

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24 "Big-handed Zombies".

Undead circle jerk? http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/nerdy.png

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con IX (2017) » 3/25/2017 5:34 am

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Great pics! Getting more and more jealous by the minute. Not that you need to be told, clearly, but have a great time!

Campaign » Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!) » 3/24/2017 1:10 pm

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Chainsaw wrote:

Druvas wrote:

The more I go back and look through this whole thread, the more impressed I am by it. Great work with the dungeon dressing and maps.

Thanks again, man!

Druvas wrote:

If I find some time, I may try and reproduce the maps in GIMP. If I do, I'll happily send you the files. Makes them more immortal and portable. I did this for a hand drawn map I made a few years ago and then took it to FedEx-Kinkos and had it printed. If I can find the file, I'll post it here.

That would be really cool. As I keyed the first level, I ended up changing little things here and there. Give me a few weeks, when I get back from Gary Con, I'll post an update Level 1 of the individual maps and the combination map.

Sounds good to me. This should be a good, challenging mapping for me in GIMP. I haven't done any maps in a while and need to stay sharp!

Campaign » Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!) » 3/24/2017 8:30 am

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The more I go back and look through this whole thread, the more impressed I am by it. Great work with the dungeon dressing and maps. If I find some time, I may try and reproduce the maps in GIMP. If I do, I'll happily send you the files. Makes them more immortal and portable. I did this for a hand drawn map I made a few years ago and then took it to FedEx-Kinkos and had it printed. If I can find the file, I'll post it here.

Campaign » Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!) » 3/24/2017 7:41 am

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Chainsaw wrote:

Thanks man!

"Don't camp here"

"spanking the pigs. Lots of beer, laughs and fun! :D"

That is all I require at my gaming table. Nice work. Wish I were there to enjoy it with you all.

Campaign » Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!) » 3/24/2017 5:34 am

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Wow, this is an awesome and enormous project! Now to digitize it in GIMP! ;-)

Campaign » Northern Virginia AS&SH in da house! » 3/21/2017 7:01 am

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Tulukaruk decide not to awaken his companion and returned to sleep for what remained of the night. He felt reasonably certain that the Cthulu-ites were not out to sacrifice he or his friends. The next morning, the party met up with the fisherman, paid him his 10gp and reiterated the other terms, 10% of the haul. The skiff was turned over to the party and they headed out across the inlet, East, towards the Tower of the Black Pearl.

Several hours later, they spied the Tower, barely poking up above the surface of the water. It was a large, square structure with con-caved walls and reportedly, 100' tall, though nearly all of that must be below water. A menacing gargoyle was mounted outward at each corner. What appeared to be a Viking long-ship was moored to the Eastern wall and a large plank connected to the top of the tower from the boat. The party guided their rental-skiff <snicker> along-side the long-ship and stealthily climbed aboard. The boat was deserted and nothing of value was found. They quickly and quietly crossed the plank to discover 3 pirates drunkenly snoozing on the top of tower. They were wakened by the noise of the party but were soon dispatched.

A trap door in the roof of the tower was discovered with little effort and the party soon descended into the top-most floor. This strange room held a large black onyx pedestal and hundreds of candles, mostly lit but at varying intervals of burning, as well as a staircase that descended. Upon the stand was a very large tome, which when opened, revealed the names of some 500 persons. Thinking it a guest registry, Korumora entered his name at number 501. The party investigated the candles. Tulukaruk attempted to extinguish one of them but was violently slapped by a strange force resembling flaming hands.

Fearing the unguessed true purpose of these candles, the party descended the wooden stairs, which were clearly worn and weakened with age and moisture. While carefully heading down, they noticed some strange s

Campaign » Northern Virginia AS&SH in da house! » 3/20/2017 6:34 pm

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The Party:

Birgir Biarnarson - 2nd level Viking Berserker
Lykos Heron - 2nd level Kimmerian Barbarian
Theron Alexios - 2nd level Atlantian Cataphract
Tulukaruk - 1st level Esquimaux Shaman
Korumora Zur - 1st level Hyperborean Pyromancer

As the 4 companions packed up their belongings and prepared to strike it out for the desert tomb again, the proprietor caught the attention of Lykos. "Pardon me, mighty barbarian, but I recall you all had come here originally seeking your missing companion... an Esquimeaux, if I am not mistaken?

"Indeed", said Lykos.

"I believe that a fellow meeting your previous description just passed through town, not 2 nights ago. He stayed in this very in, though I did not recall your inquiry at the time. He headed met some local men of the Dagon Bay region, traveling fish-mongers. They said they had seen a Kimmerian hanging around Kogoth-on-Yys, which is a fishing village nestled at the mouth of the Yys River which debouches into Dagon Bay via Yys Inlet. As I said, they are but 2 days ahead of you and probably just about to Kogoth-on-Yys as we speak."

With that, Lykos thanked the proprietor and informed his companions. Everyone agreed that the recovery of their companion was a more urgent matter than returning to the desert tomb for plunder that may or may not be there. Before leaving, the group sorted through their treasures and divided them equally. Lykos claimed the mask of the Ghost of Vorhees and decided to don it. It immediately sealed to his face though no ill effects affected him. Attempts were made to remove it but failing in that, they decided to set off and perhaps an opportunity to do so would come to them along the journey.

So they headed East towards the village, and after 2 uneventful days and nights, they came within sight of the village on the banks of the confluence of the river and inlet of Yys. The village had a rough palisade around most of the grounds. There was no gate, but a 20' opening in the palisade - clearly, t

Adventures » Tower of the Black Pearl » 3/20/2017 5:36 pm

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Handy Haversack wrote:

Any advice on what's needed to translate DCC to AS&SH? It seems a lot less direct than with many other systems.

So, this one was pretty easy. It's all human combatants, and all fighters at that. The standard pirates were 0-level so I stuck with the d6 for hp, flipped the AC to descending, no fighting ability bonus and left everything else alone. The pirate leader was 2nd level, so I gave him the same as above, except 2d10 hp and +2 fighting ability. That was about all that needed doing. Certainly, though, it will be more complicated for non-standard fighter-types, but not by much. When in doubt, just make some s*** up on the spot. ;-)

Music » Inspiring Metal Music » 3/17/2017 11:29 pm

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Ripping Corpse - Beyond Humanity

Are you sane Crawford Tillingast?
Bow you've seen it, how long can your sanity last?
Don't go back in the house on Benevolent Street
Defy the urge no mater how it entreats
Deny the lust and greed to see
It's usurping your will and humanity
The pineal is no means to sanctity
Just a catalyst for the corrupting entity

Omnivorous, it feeds on minds deceased
Great knowledge, yet such perversity
The evil that lurks in all men's minds
You must defy it, strike it blind

Uncovering latent vision
Pretorious sounght to find nirvana
Absorbed in gratification, climaxed in decapitation
Festering withing the maw, digested by the hungry obscenity
United and debased with the voracious mutated amalgamation

Awash in a sick sensation, ravaged, debauched, not emancipated
Sapient abomination, sucking in the covetous myrmidon
Swollen, satiated, glutted from metempsychosis
Devouring without prejudice, engulfing, consuming, incorporating
Because humans are such easy prey

Defy it, save yourself
Survive
Defy it, save yourself
Survive

Beyond humanity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWzd3wd9-Qk
 

Music » Inspiring Metal Music » 3/17/2017 11:27 pm

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I can't get enough of this album!

Ripping Corpse - Glorious Depravity

There's a house on a bleak New England lane
Standing in contempt of our disdain
Hidden beneath its aged floors
Lies a best forgotten door
That leads to

Decrepit steps, wretched depths
Deep horrors left unquestioned
Perverted forms in gleeful scorn
Of things human and reverential
Reptilian skins writhe in sin
Forsake humanity for bestiality
Sickening shapes, aberrations
Intensified by generations

Tongues flagellating, bodies undulating
In an orgy of glorious depravity
Perversions slithering, morals withering
In an orgy of glorious depravity

There's a house on a bleak New England lane
Standing in contempt of our disdain
Hidden beneath its aged floors
Lies a best well forgotten door

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ulHaxjRThU
 

Adventures » Tower of the Black Pearl » 3/17/2017 11:21 pm

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Ghul wrote:

I've run this exact adventure in my home campaign, by the amazing Harley Stroh! Events from that adventure had a huge impact on our campaign. I would have to look back at my notes to see any swap-outs, though. Great little adventure, though. I recommend it! 

Well, we just finished up the Tower. I thought it was a bit slow, probably because it was fairly combat light. My group tends to be more hack n slash but they enjoyed this far more than I did. I was pleasantly surprised! I had a series of late evenings at work this week and I was completely unprepared to run the adventure which slowed things down. At the end, though, everyone was happy, everyone survived and everyone managed to make 2nd level (finally!). I'll get my CJ up to speed in the coming days!

Nice adventure with good puzzles. The map is a little confusing and the descriptions could be a little clearer but, like I said, I was almost completely unprepared to run it and everyone still had a good time. That's a win.

Adventures » Tower of the Black Pearl » 3/17/2017 11:16 pm

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grodog wrote:

Druvas wrote:

Have any of you run any of the newer mods (66.5 - 93)? Successful? Would do it again?

Jon has run some in our WL camapign, Charley, so feel free to pick his brain at the show next week. 

edit:  ah, but you're not going this year, are you?  Ping him on FB for some recommendations, then!

Allan.

I shall! Thanks and enjoy GC IX. Wish I were going this year...

Adventures » Tower of the Black Pearl » 3/17/2017 11:15 pm

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gizmomathboy wrote:

Yeah, I've swapped out goblins for ape-men. They seemed a close enough fit for the job of random humanoid fodder.

Turns out, I was wrong. Only humans, snakes and weird animated fetishes. No alterations needed at all other than stat blocks!

General Discussion » Gaming plans for 2017? » 3/14/2017 8:16 am

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rhialto wrote:

Druvas wrote:

rhialto wrote:

~Continue my AS&SH campaign (run in my Atlantis setting, not Hyperborea); am taking a break to give one of my player's eldest daughters the DMing reins (she's running Pathfinder, but did a fantastic job with Strange Aeons this past weekend). I'll be back at it when AS&SH 2e materializes
~Run my on-and-off Classic Traveller campaign
~Attend as many local-to-DC metro-mess cons as I can
 

Woah, you're in the DC area? Whereabouts?

Well, notionally: out in Shenandoah, near Winchester.

Very cool. Sounds like you're an hour-ish away from me. I'm in Gainesville. I love Winchester. Great little city with good restaurants and downtown vibe. If you want to try and put together a game sometime, let me know.

General Discussion » Gaming plans for 2017? » 3/13/2017 5:31 pm

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rhialto wrote:

~Continue my AS&SH campaign (run in my Atlantis setting, not Hyperborea); am taking a break to give one of my player's eldest daughters the DMing reins (she's running Pathfinder, but did a fantastic job with Strange Aeons this past weekend). I'll be back at it when AS&SH 2e materializes
~Run my on-and-off Classic Traveller campaign
~Attend as many local-to-DC metro-mess cons as I can
 

Woah, you're in the DC area? Whereabouts?

Adventures » Tower of the Black Pearl » 3/13/2017 6:44 am

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I've been looking over the synopses' of several of the newer DCC modules by Goodman Games. Man, do these have some good weird-vibes rolling off of them. I'm going to try and run Tower of the Black Pearl to see how it goes. I believe there are some goblins which I will swap out with ape-men or something (suggestions?), but the adventure looks sound. With only 12 or so encounter areas, it should be a short one-evening adventure. Have any of you run any of the newer mods (66.5 - 93)? Successful? Would do it again?

http://goodman-games.com/store/product/dungeon-crawl-classics-79-5-tower-of-the-black-pearl/
 

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