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General Discussion » pc or pregen generator » 12/01/2021 7:08 am

rhialto
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Yes, it looks like it: randomly generated one of each class, and each comported with the rules tome. Thanks!

General Discussion » pc or pregen generator » 11/30/2021 8:48 pm

rhialto
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So I think I discovered something else amiss: I generated a 4th-level Scout, and the Track ability doesn't match the book. My gizmo-character sheet PDF has Wilderness: 10:12, non-fresh: 8:12; Non-Wilderness: 2:12, non-fresh: 1:12. The book has Wilderness 7:12, non-fresh 5:12; Non-wilderness 9:12, non-fresh 7:12. 

General Discussion » pc or pregen generator » 11/30/2021 6:47 pm

rhialto
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Yes indeed! A quick check show's it fixed, thank you. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

General Discussion » pc or pregen generator » 11/29/2021 8:05 pm

rhialto
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Was playing around tonight, and a 12th-level Magician's "Spells Known" section didn't include Level (just "Ma") or Other Notes (pg., Range, Duration, etc.) for either Lesser or Greater Globe of Invulnerability. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

General Discussion » Beyond Hyperborea » 11/13/2021 7:35 am

rhialto
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gizmomathboy wrote:

Ghul wrote:

Fun! I look forward to hearing what happens next!

 
Yeah, me too because I don't even have even rough ideas about wtf is in the pandora's box I just opened.

Those are the best times...surprise both yourself and your players!

Announcements » Important HYPERBOREA 3E Update » 10/16/2021 1:05 pm

rhialto
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Thanks for the heads-up Jeff: a small matter to deal with, all things considered.

Literary Inspirations » Ranking Appendix N Authors » 10/12/2021 6:53 am

rhialto
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I've not read The Silmarillion or LotR in years, but greatly enjoyed The Fall of GondolinThe Children of Hurin and Beren and Luthien, primarily for the grand sweep of fantastical history, triumph and tragedy.

We should start a new topic on historical inspirations for gaming: I read Roger Crowley's Empires of the Sea last year, and if a 70-year-old buccaneer who's rumored to be a sorcerer isn't fodder for gaming I don't know what is. His career certainly seems like something out of a typical RPG...

Literary Inspirations » Ranking Appendix N Authors » 10/02/2021 7:05 am

rhialto
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Spider of Leng wrote:

For the most part, with the exception of Leiber I do like some elements in most of these authors' works, but I just don't idolize them to the extent so many do, with the exception of Tolkien and, to a lesser degree, Lovecraft.  And of course many people can't stand them.

I don't disagree on Tolkien, Lovecraft, Leiber (though it's been decades since I read his Lankhmar stories), Burroughs, Saberhagen or Moorcock. Maybe it's comparative? I find most contemporary novels to be door-stop tomes, and a chore to read, rather than pleasure. Even if the App. N aren't glorious in their own right, they're scintillant next to today's wares.

Literary Inspirations » Ranking Appendix N Authors » 10/01/2021 5:32 am

rhialto
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Spider of Leng wrote:

Thoughts?
 

De gustibus non disputandum est? https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

Seriously, without an author-by-author "here's why I ranked them thus" it's just a matter of taste, and that's fine. I rank Vance a 5 for his sheer command of language (logodexterity, my Vancist neologism for his craft), but others find his writing unbearable. To which I can only reply "He combined insouciance and flair with dignity; his repartee coruscated with brilliant allusions and turns of phrase; when aroused his wit was utterly mordant." The Last Castle
I'd also offer that some authors were brilliant for a time, or in one or two works, then just kept writing. I find Anderson's The Broken Sword a superb tale (5), but most of his other writings just average (3). I'm a huge fan of Zelazny (5) at his height (Lord of Light, first 5 books of The Chronicles of Amber, and many of his short stories from the 60's & 70's), but much less so in the 80's and later.
If you haven't tried Karl Edward Wagner you should: he's at least a 4, probably a 5. IMO of course!
 

General Discussion » Introduction Thread » 9/06/2021 4:00 pm

rhialto
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Welcome! We're a convivial lot here, freewheeling with S&S cut-and-thrust.

General Discussion » How much technology is featured in your games? » 8/10/2021 5:05 am

rhialto
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I have a fair amount, inspired by Ghost Ship of the Desert Dunes: lots of antediluvian artefacts of Lemurian, Hyperborean and Atlantean origin. I have also created a Weird Scientist class, as well as Sky Pilot, for my Old Terra setting, which is Hyperborea + Sword & Planet.

Literary Inspirations » Dying Earth KS » 7/17/2021 10:58 am

rhialto
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Thanks, I saw it and checked it out: much as I love Vance and his logodexterity, I don't think I could replicate it at a table, on the fly...as usual for KS like this, I'll wait in the wings, and act with all appropriate alacrity. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

HYPERBOREA 3E » HYPERBPREA 3E Kickstarter Campaign Launching Thursday, July 1! » 7/10/2021 7:19 am

rhialto
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Well-deserved, and hopefully bodes well for future NWA KS! I've spread the 3E KS news around my group.

Announcements » Rollin' Bones Interview » 7/08/2021 5:16 pm

rhialto
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Still watching, but nice to hear you did some Hyborian War back in the day: great game!

General Discussion » npc party generator » 7/06/2021 6:53 am

rhialto
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Gave it a few whirls, and nothing untoward jumped out: fantastic resource, thank you!

HYPERBOREA 3E » HYPERBPREA 3E Kickstarter Campaign Launching Thursday, July 1! » 7/02/2021 1:07 pm

rhialto
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Backer 387 is what I get for being on vacation with the family, but All-In Metal will be sweet...congrats Jeff!

Announcements » HYPERBOREA 3E Video » 6/27/2021 7:55 am

rhialto
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Very nice, pumped for the roll-out!

General Discussion » spellbook generator » 6/26/2021 7:14 am

rhialto
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Not a problem, but since it resets to "bard" each time, could you display the class the spellbook pertains to as part of the report? E.g., "Spells in Spellbook" -> "Spells in Shaman Spellbook"?

HYPERBOREA 3E » HYPERBOREA 3E has been announced. » 6/26/2021 7:11 am

rhialto
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Excellent: as in the past, I'll accoutre my troupe with the requisite tomes of jeux de folie!

General Discussion » npc party generator » 6/24/2021 5:19 am

rhialto
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Nice work gizmo: very handy!

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