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Rules Discussion » Combat actions » Yesterday 8:17 am

Vetus Miles
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How do you guys handle PC’s or even enemy NPC’s/Monsters who critical miss and drop their weapon (Xathoqquas Woe)? Do you use an entire action for the next round to retrieve their weapon or only penalize movement in order to pick it up and still get a combat action minus the movement?

Rules Discussion » Berserker Rage » 12/10/2023 9:28 pm

Vetus Miles
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Blackadder23 wrote:

The interpretation by the DM is of course correct... for his game.

I have a somewhat soft heart, so I would probably apply the second interpretation myself.
 

Me too. But we were interested what others think.

For the record, since everyone was unconscious, the berserker blamed it on the monsters we were fighting. Even though the PC died from an axe to the face and the monsters have teeth and claws.

Rules Discussion » Berserker Rage » 12/10/2023 7:51 am

Vetus Miles
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Question here.

Recently the party berserker raged in a fight where everyone was low on hp. Then unluckily rolled a 1 out of. 8 for 3 rounds. All the bad guys and party were down but 1 fighter and the berserker at this point.

The berserker took down the fighter in the 1st round of 3.
The interpretation of the ruling by the DM was that the fighter was still alive though at 0 to slightly negative hp. So the berserker was to keep hacking at the body for 2 more rounds until -10 death.

I interpreted the rules which use the words “vanquish” and “death” to mean when everyone within 30 feet are on the ground whether unconscious, dying, or dead.

We decided I should post and ask the question. As we felt it could go either way.

How would you guys interpret the rules from the book?

Hyperborea » Carthaginians (New Minor Race) » 11/22/2023 12:31 pm

Vetus Miles
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Caveman wrote:

Vetus Miles wrote:

Nice!

Anyone want to take on Aztecs?

I did the Kickstarter for this OD&D (white box):

Macuahuitl: Whitebox Roleplaying in the Aztec Empire - The Basic Expert | DriveThruRPG
 

Thanks, I will check this out!

Hyperborea » Carthaginians (New Minor Race) » 11/20/2023 12:14 pm

Vetus Miles
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Nice!

Anyone want to take on Aztecs?

HYPERBOREA 3E » Ixians » 11/03/2023 7:28 pm

Vetus Miles
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In our game I think we view them as Stygians essentially. Great bad guys due to their cultural ways, certainly. All steeped in black magics, esoteric ecclesiastics, lotus, and slavery. Totally great villains, love it.

My original question was are they grey skinned. That threw me off and was just seeking clarification.  Nothings a game changer really, just my own curiosity and minds eye view on how they look.

HYPERBOREA 3E » Ixians » 11/02/2023 8:20 pm

Vetus Miles
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Ok, so Jeff, are Ixians grey skinned as described as a lost caste/race or are they more of a human aspect as their genetics would suggest. Genetics such as Scythian, Indio-Iranian, Egyptian/Canaanite type as written in the book?

I need this for the coloring book in my head!

HYPERBOREA 3E » Ixians » 10/28/2023 9:10 am

Vetus Miles
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Blackadder23 wrote:

Whatever the Ixians looked like originally (from hints in the text, they were "Middle Easterners" of some sort), their appearance was affected from years of living in Sharath and on IX. I think a skin tone that is not exactly like anything on Earth would be an interesting idea.

Ixians remind me of REH’s Stygians.  I wonder if Ixians are Antediluvial In nature like what I assume the  Atlanteans, Hyperboreans, Lemurians and Mu are?

Or if they aren’t, then perhaps just a lost race like Neanderthal, denisovans etc. thus why they have a skin pigmentation that is unlike anything that is around today, if grey skin is indeed what they have.

HYPERBOREA 3E » Ixians » 10/27/2023 6:06 pm

Vetus Miles
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So I take it Ixians are a lost race (caste) from old earth.
The description says “dusky gray skinned”.

Is that literal? Since they are a lost race that has disappeared. That means they have a melanin that is unlike what is prevalent today?

Kinda like how Hyperboreans in game lore term don’t exist anymore. Or even Neanderthals etc?

Hyperborea » "Sexually incompatible"? » 10/27/2023 6:03 pm

Vetus Miles
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Well guys. Apparently at our table sexually incompatible means you can’t reproduce. With that being said, that doesn’t stop my players from spending excess gold at the local Bawdy houses and men’s Haberdashery’s.

Who am I to tell a fella how to spend his hard earned gold?

This is also where I have seen Shaman players abuse the once a week cure disease rule in order to frequent these places.

Interesting times.

Swordsmen & Sorcerers » Levels Higher than 12 » 10/19/2023 10:46 am

Vetus Miles
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Much like our games of 1E and 2E our group rarely  reaches the 5-7 range. Since I was a kid and into adulthood, it seems like bad, but usually hilarious, decisions are made which results in party annihilation.

When I was looking for an alternative to 5E which I didn’t really like. I ran across this game was totally stoked!

My buddy says “yeah buy they only go to 12.” To which I replied “yeah but it’s old school and XP is too. Besides since when have we ever lived long enough to reach even 10 lv? Like maybe once when we were kids. We are usually too busy screwing it all up and dying way before then!”

And my buddy was like, good point, let’s do it.

We haven’t looked back since. And yes we have had total party kills in Hyperborea.

Rules Discussion » Scouts » 10/19/2023 10:25 am

Vetus Miles
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I just noticed something about this class. For a dungeon delving adventurer that could be said is relatively closest to an Indiana Jones type of class. Why no access to a whip? You could get it at 4th. And the class has access to the lasso. But it just seems like a whip would fit.

Whether your scout is inspired by an Indiana Jones type of treasure hunter or a hard nosed grimy bounty hunter.

The whip just seems to fit.

I made one but haven’t got to put that character into action yet. I can’t wait to see the mechanics play out.

What do you guys who’ve seen this class at the table think about how it plays?

General Discussion » Megadungeon Idea: Lost Sea-Hold of the Hyperborean Captains » 10/17/2023 11:04 am

Vetus Miles
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So reading through the posts and oddly the thing that stood out to my poor eyes?
The name Antigonos, which of course when I first saw it I read as Antigonados.
and I thought to myself, yeah I’ll bet that guy is upset a lot, definitely a possible villain origin story there.

Announcements » The Vanishing Isles of the Summer King » 10/12/2023 11:01 pm

Vetus Miles
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Man, so glad you guys are actively creating content! Can’t wait to get these new adventures!

Sorcery » Ca » 7/09/2023 7:56 pm

Vetus Miles
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Ah, thanks guys!

Sorcery » Ca » 7/05/2023 10:04 pm

Vetus Miles
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Ok, I must have missed this somewhere.

How exactly is Casting Ability used In gameplay?

Literary Inspirations » Hyperborea Introductory Reading List » 3/13/2023 2:38 pm

Vetus Miles
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I grew up on REH, the Conan comics, and the many Conan authors, Fritz Lieber, and ingested HP LC. Never even heard of CAS. Wasn’t sure where to start. So today I got in a copy of Hyperborea by CAS with an intro from Lin Carter. Looking forward to it!

Announcements » OGL 1.1 and Hyperborea » 1/27/2023 6:36 pm

Vetus Miles
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Yes! We keep our game!

Now, Jeff you were saying some products on the horizon? * rubbing my hands together*

Announcements » OGL 1.1 and Hyperborea » 1/21/2023 3:23 pm

Vetus Miles
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Yeah Jeff,

I love your game setting and am totally down with sticking to it! I hope things clear up so I can get my hands on your new products.

It’s like being a kid again and waiting with anticipation new TSR products back in the 80s!

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