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Campaign » Xambaala Nights, or "What I did on my holiday" » 10/06/2019 4:01 pm

Druvas
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😂 That was a hilarious battle. I think 2 hours were spent prepping for it only to have it over on the first round. Lol, well done!

Announcements » Welcome! » 9/22/2019 7:16 am

Druvas
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Good morning! It’s a beautiful day down in Northern Virginia!

Campaign » Xambaala Nights, or "What I did on my holiday" » 7/19/2019 2:14 pm

Druvas
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😂 Birgir sure did get some incredibly good rolls while berserked. Very nice accounting of the battle (so far).

Campaign » Xambaala Nights, or "What I did on my holiday" » 7/18/2019 12:55 pm

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I know, right? He’s writing the tale of our Xambaala game like a true master. He should probably be the DM instead of me, lol. I’m just not that colorful of a game master. 😂

Adventures » Yithorium » 5/07/2019 11:53 am

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My players are close to finishing up Xaambala and it seems they have some interest in seeking employment from the Witch Queen. In light of that, I am planning to flesh out Yithorium and give it the Xaambala treatment. I think Anthrophagie is a fantastic setting/adventure and want to emulate its style.

I am happy to hear from those that may have already fleshed out that city or have some thoughts on how it might be developed.

In chatting with ghul he confirmed that the Witch Queen is generally based on the evil twin in the Howard Conan story ‘A Witch Shall Be Born’. The city itself is based around a 100’ tower of alien origin. There are springs/oasis’s there as well. I’m leaning heavily towards a city design resembling Angkor Thom/ Angkor Wat. Namely, a city with spring-fed canals and something resembling a moat, but otherwise unwalled.

Howard’s Witch Queen is thoroughly despotic, and a fairly insatiable evil, well... witch. Debauchery rules the city. Anyone that catches her or her advisors eyes are snatched from the streets regardless of station. Is that a sustainable element in Hyperboria? Obviously Conan overthrows the Witch Queen in a relatively short time where as in Hyperboria she is ageless and has been in power for a very long time. That sort of behavior doesn’t lend itself to long-term rule.

Anyway, I’m straying a bit but feel free to chime in with ideas for Yithorium. If you are one of my players, get the@$?! out of here. :-)

Convention and Game Day » GADcon and BFGCon » 3/18/2019 2:24 pm

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I'm in the larger group picture, to the right of Morgan in the red Caps hoodie. Great times the other night! Ptarmagin Nights was awesome. Morgan runs a great game and the props were boss! 

Campaign » Xambaala Nights, or "What I did on my holiday" » 3/06/2019 5:27 pm

Druvas
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Oh snap, Hackhampster. Eloquently written! Im glad to have the gang back together again! You write it so much better than I DM it, lol.

Television and Film » Cold Skin (2017) » 12/08/2018 6:48 pm

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Plot: In 1914, a young man arrives at a remote island near the Antarctic Circle to take the post of weather observer only to find himself trapped in a watchtower besieged by deadly creatures which live in hiding on the island.

Anyone watch this flick? It was pretty good and had a bit of a Lovecraftian feel to it, at least in the beginning.

Adventures » Dwellers of the Forbidden City » 6/12/2018 9:06 am

Druvas
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Great thread. This is also one of my all-time faves! At one point I had been trying to develop a "secondary delve' into the Forbidden City. There are so many unmarked buildings on the map to play with. One is a Tamoachan-like pyramid that I started fleshing out. Sadly, I never finished it... Maybe I'll dive back into it one of these days.

Adventures » The Black City » 6/12/2018 9:01 am

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Oh, I need to check this out!

General Discussion » AS&SH Referee's Screen (Official) » 5/24/2018 5:16 am

Druvas
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Yeah, that looks like a good selection.

rhialto wrote:

Ghul wrote:

Table 43: Unskilled Weapon Attack Penalty 
Table 44: Attack Rate / Rate of Fire 
Table 45: Monetary Exchange 
Table 46: Armour
Table 47: Shields
Table 48: Melee Weapons 
Table 49: Missile Weapons 
Table 62: Armoured Sorcery 
Table 77: Light Sources
Table 78: d6 Task Resolution
Table 85: Reaction
Table 86: Combat Matrix 
Table 87: Attack Roll Modifiers 
Table 88: Armour Class Modifiers 
Table 89: Basic Combat Sequence 
Table 90: Comprehensive Combat Sequence (Melee) 
Table 91: Comprehensive Combat Sequence (Missiles) 
Table 92: Comprehensive Combat Sequence (Magic)
Table 94: Turn Undead
Table 95: Combat Movement 
Table 97: Two-Weapon Fighting 
Table 98: Critical Hit Results 
Table 99: Saving Throw
Table 100: Item Saving Throws 

Just those listed above, assuming a four-panel screen with plenty of room.

 

Music » Inspiring Metal Music » 4/04/2018 5:40 am

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I dig it. They sound good. I'm loving the Latin metal these days. There's been a pretty big resurgence. Jose Mangin from Sirius Satellite Radio has been pushing it quite a bit.
 

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 3/06/2018 7:28 am

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Well, s***. That blows, Chainsaw. Tell your employer to suck it and come on up anyway! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png
 

I'm heading out from northern Virginia at 4am tomorrow with some peeps. See y'all when I get there. I'll be the nerd with the Washington Capitals hoodie on. 

Anyone going to Mentzer's par-tay?

Music » Inspiring Metal Music » 2/27/2018 7:38 am

Druvas
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Man, blackmote, that's got some real fucking cow bell in it. I dig it.

Rules Discussion » Magician's Familiar » 2/17/2018 9:15 am

Druvas
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As others have said, the HP penalty for losing your familiar goes back, at least, to 1st edition AD&D. The familiar is a so much a part of the magician that its loss takes a bit of you with it.

As for the spell book, 1st edition AD&D suggested a Magic User carry a secondary "traveling spell book" that would contain just the most used spells while the full spell book be kept secured at home or wherever.  I imagine the extra cost for a replacement may reflect the cost of starting a spell book from scratch (without any 'starter' spells).

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 1/27/2018 1:26 pm

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Sweet. Just finished game registering:

Thursday 8am:  Hyperborea: Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor
Thursday 1pm: E Gary Gygax Jr. Presents The Hobby Shop Dungeon

Friday 9am: The Tomb of Horrors
Friday 1pm: Reverse Sailors on the Starless Sea

Saturday 8am: Hyperborea: Cairn of the Warlord / Hand of the Deeps
Saturday 10am: Hyperborea: Charnel Crypt of the Sightless Serpent
Saturday 7pm: Castle of the Mad Archmage

Pretty stoked about this set of games. Obviously it's pretty AS&SH heavy - and that's how I like it, baby! This leaves me Thursday night to jump into some Foolsgrave and Friday night for a private 5th ed game. And all the time in the world to insert quality beverages. 
 

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 1/25/2018 5:29 pm

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I convinced my peeps to roll out Wed morning before the crack of dawn, rather than thursday. w00t! Should be there by 5pm

Music » Inspiring Metal Music » 1/23/2018 1:50 pm

Druvas
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Ghul wrote:

Jimm -- That was pretty darn amusing.
Druvas -- I dig it. Didn't know Billy Sheehan did DT-style progressive music, but he sounds great! Great to see Jeff Scott Soto, too, because I thought he was great with Malmsteen. 

I didn't either until he teamed up with Mike Portnoy in another band called The Winery Dogs. They're not as hard as Sons of Apollo but still quite Proggy and good. And I agree about Soto, he's got a good hard rock/ metal voice. Anywho, here's a Winery Dogs sample:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnMBix9Zq5o&list=PLLPIalfi3B1I_wPpTBbHr-WTZBfk36hGS

Convention and Game Day » Gary Con X (2018) » 1/23/2018 1:46 pm

Druvas
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Handy Haversack wrote:

Druvas wrote:

Looking forward to drinking some quality beers, seeing everyone, drinking some quality beers, gaming, and drinking some quality beers. In that order.

Fixed it for you!

 

Thanks for fixing me!

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