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General Discussion » Vote North Wind! » 7/17/2018 12:12 am

Dwindle
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Thanks for the heads up DMPrata, and excited to chip in!

General Discussion » Happy Birthday, Ghul! » 5/08/2018 11:53 pm

Dwindle
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Once more around the bloated sun - Happy Birthday,  Ghul!

The Tavern » Los Angeles, CA » 4/25/2018 11:04 pm

Dwindle
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Hey, Iron Ranger!  We have recently kicked-off and are four strong.

I'll ask Brock Savage who's running the show to get in touch with you.

Rules Discussion » Escaping "engaged in melee" as a spellcaster » 4/22/2018 8:41 pm

Dwindle
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I'm not messing, Nemomeme.

RAW says exactly that, as best as I can tell; if A wins initative and can complete full movement before B with half movement exits, the charge vests.

C is only in play if his/her initiative beats B, which is alphabetically unreasonable.

My "lesson learned" story was for your players - the dice aren't always on your side, nor are they always opposed. May B and C one day be as A; unstoppable!

Rules Discussion » Escaping "engaged in melee" as a spellcaster » 4/22/2018 7:40 pm

Dwindle
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Nemomeme - do you know of an alternate table-top ruleset that handles the circumstance to your liking?

I don't know of one that will satisfy your conundrum. Such is the power of initiative.

If B or C were my character, and A got the jump on me, next time I'd think twice about warming my hands by the brazier when the likes of A are nearby.

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Beasts and Cannibals » 4/04/2018 9:34 am

Dwindle
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Rastus_Burne wrote:

Hi everyone, I’m the person responsible for the written text of the Xambaala adventure. Jeff (gently) cajoled me out of message board slumber in order to briefly say ‘hi’. Anyway, I’m very pleased to see that the Kickstarter is doing so well, and there is such vigorous support for it here 

 
Congratulations, Rastus, on your words and awakening.  We are eager to consume you[r astonishing tales]!

Bestiary » MMM - Mini-Monster Manual » 4/04/2018 12:14 am

Dwindle
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Jimm - that is perfectly horrifying.  I'd support its owlbear adaptation for an AS&SH campign, and get a daemonic influence into its backstory.

Television and Film » The Terror » 4/01/2018 12:35 am

Dwindle
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Thanks, Brock.  It looks quite interesting.  I've got it set to record and will give it a shot in the coming evenings when the kids are asleep.

Music » Inspiring Metal Music » 3/04/2018 5:57 pm

Dwindle
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Demiurge - these are great!

The guys below have supplied the soundtrack of my life for the past decade, their name says it all:









 

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Beasts and Cannibals » 3/03/2018 2:13 am

Dwindle
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Welcome, Diogo.  Solid work!  I look forward to seeing more.

General Discussion » The Midderlands » 2/20/2018 6:37 pm

Dwindle
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Thanks for the reminder, Handy - I gave the amount of push I could.

Better yet, it alerted me to the wild coincidence that Juan Ochoa (http://www.juanochoa.co) is a contributing artist!  You can see some of his work on The Midderlands in the Kickstarter project updates.  He and I collaborated on a mini-comic a few years back.  Who knew?!

Television and Film » "The Ritual" on Netflix. » 2/20/2018 11:47 am

Dwindle
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I made time for this last night.  Thank you, Binary, for the recommendation.

I'd just prior been investigating Crom Cruach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crom_Cruach) and his purported agent the Dullahan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dullahan) of Ireland, and could not help but see the connection.

AS&SH campaign-worthy for sure!

The Tavern » Los Angeles, CA » 2/08/2018 3:22 am

Dwindle
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Awesome, Kradonus!  I'll talk to Brock and we'll get a plan together for the three of us to talk shop.

General Discussion » Sorcery in the original Conan stories » 12/10/2017 6:59 pm

Dwindle
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Handy Haversack wrote:

I have nothing against the PCs . . . but the dice have other ideas, and they've been drinking all day . . .

Well said!
 

General Discussion » Sorcery in the original Conan stories » 12/10/2017 6:40 pm

Dwindle
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Handy Haversack wrote:

I find that PCs of whatever class that survive for any length of time in my AS&SH game have a good chance of some kind of deformity, mutation, or horrible scarring. No system needed: just regular old game play. I don't think there's any reason to formalize it for spell casters when *everyone* has a chance of ending up with ape arms and snake hair.

Brock Savage wrote:

...and has some application to my own campaign

Handy - you and Brock have been drinking from the same tainted well; he's been threatening our PCs with similar afflictions for our adventuresome efforts.

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Happy Thanksgiving! » 11/23/2017 11:42 am

Dwindle
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Happy Thanksgiving, Chain and Mabon!

And to all here, may your bellies be made full, your hearts warmed, and minds rested before the Long Night finds us.

Television and Film » Finding Conan (14-minute documentary) » 10/26/2017 12:31 am

Dwindle
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Thrilled to have stumbled upon this thread and videos.  I was entirely unaware of De Camp's IP/character assassination of Howard.  Eye-opening to say the least, and an excellent cautionary tale.

Certainly, the video's creator should have taken his own medicine and credited the source material on screen.

Now I need to go watch "Whole Wide World."

Thanks, Ghul!

Announcements » Second Edition AS&SH Hardbacks Have Arrived! » 10/10/2017 8:40 pm

Dwindle
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Excellent!  I'd prefer you get all my cash in any case.

Announcements » Second Edition AS&SH Hardbacks Have Arrived! » 10/09/2017 11:42 pm

Dwindle
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Ghul wrote:

Fellows, it is with great pleasure that I announce the arrival of the hardbacks. Now I must beg your patience as we begin the process of fulfillment.

...

 
Jeff - staring at these 2E hardback images has me entranced.  I now must do my best to grab one of the precious few overstock blue foiled versions.  Will those appear on DriveThruRPG sometime after the standard hardbacks?

No rush; happy to wear out the PDF for years to come if I must.

Announcements » Second Edition AS&SH Hardbacks Have Arrived! » 10/06/2017 9:53 pm

Dwindle
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Jeff - it's gorgeous!

...and gnomes would've really upset game balance.

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