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Rules Discussion » Magic Armor and Damage Reduction » 9/03/2019 8:57 am

tomas
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rhialto wrote:

I'd rule no change: it's less cumbersome (being magical), but not less protective than it's unmagical counterpart.

I'd rule the same way. Less bulky, but more efficient.
 

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Otherworldly Tales » 8/13/2019 6:58 pm

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Oh my. That's gorgeous art.

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Otherworldly Tales » 8/01/2019 8:09 pm

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Ghul wrote:

BlackKnight wrote:

mavfire wrote:

Super excited about the shirt. I like it a lot. 

I wish it came in a non long sleeve, I'm a tee-shirt kind of guy...

Yeah, I realize the raglan may not be to everyone's tastes, but I wanted to try something different this time around.
 

I love the design and am indifferent to the style of the shirt. If you offer a regular t-shirt with that design as an add-on I know a guy named tomas who will pick it up....

General Discussion » JRPG's and Sword & Sorcery Fiction » 7/21/2019 8:13 pm

tomas
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So my regular game is a weekly 5th edition and I've got two guys older than me and four people (including my son) younger. Other than my son we have all read LotR (and the GM took a class on Tolkien in college), but that is really about it. I'm the only person at the table who has read REH, Moorcock, CAS, Vance, and Lieber. The older two gents (both in their late 50s to early 60s) grew up with the traditional scfi authors like Asimov, Bradbury,and Heinlein (who I've also read), while the younger folk have not read much scifi at all. I'm not even sure the younger folks have read the "new modern" fantasy authors like Hambly, Eddings, or Feist.

But the younger ones are all about the anime and the various stories. My exposure to that stopped somewhere in the mid-90s and I have no sense of what is out there any more.

General Discussion » Introduction Thread » 7/13/2019 3:07 pm

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Crawdad, I sent you my PC last sunday. If it passes muster I'm ready.

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Otherworldly Tales » 7/13/2019 3:06 pm

tomas
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I'll be getting both as well.

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Otherworldly Tales » 7/07/2019 10:37 am

tomas
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Love, love, love that art!

Television and Film » The Head Hunter (2019) » 6/25/2019 9:42 pm

tomas
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Ok, the trailer left me wanting to see this movie. I wonder if I should see it with my son who games or with the son who loves horror movies.

Or maybe I should just take them both.

General Discussion » Introduction Thread » 6/25/2019 9:41 pm

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Crawdad wrote:

Just need a couple more players. If need be, I can run two players. I intend to run smaller, much smaller adventures than say, a dungeon that would take years in real time to finish.
 

Start a PbP and I'll join.

Rules Discussion » Fighting in Winter Gear » 6/17/2019 8:31 pm

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Hey folks! I'm looking for suggestions on handling combat while wearing heavy winter gear.

In a nutshell I'm developing an adventure for a convention that takes place in the Gall Hills during the year of the Bear. In other words it's going to be quite cold and the PCs will be travelling via dogsled and encountering things looking to kill them.

Now having worn modern arctic weather gear I know from experience it gets bulky and slows down movement. I imagine the old school solution of layered furs isn't going to be much better. The rules state that encumbered PCs lose -1 to their AC while heavily encumbered lose -2 to their AC. If they wear their armor under the furs I will say that they are heavily encumbered.

So here are my questions:
Would you also add a negative to their attack rolls or is the AC loss sufficient penalty?  I'm thinking the AC penalty is enough though I'm stillthinking about how to handle bows.

Would you give penalties spell casters given their hands are in mittens and they are essentially wearing hide/fur armor? I am leaning towards the spell failure chart and am looking for a sanity check on that idea.

And finally, how would you handle the concept of their cold weather gear getting damaged in combat? After all, a sword is going to shred a fur parka.

Thanks!

Rules Discussion » Magic Items » 6/07/2019 2:10 pm

tomas
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So here is a highly subjective question for me to ask....how many magic items do you typically pass out to PCs as they get to various levels? For example, how many magic items does the average 3rd, 5th and 7th level PC have? Do you tend towards combat oriented stuff or more general stuff?

Adventures » Recommended order of adventures? » 5/27/2019 12:27 pm

tomas
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Rats in the Wall is a good follow-up to Black Moss Hag and gets the party to the big city. 

Rules Discussion » How to make attribute tests » 5/19/2019 6:31 pm

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Table 78 and the following text

Announcements » The Sea-Wolf's Daughter » 5/01/2019 3:59 pm

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Jeff-

The way you run kickstarters (by waiting until most of the work is done) is in no small measure why they work and you have an enthusiastic crowd waiting for the next one.

And speaking of "next ones"....

Could you give us a glimpse into what you have planned or would like to have happen over the next couple of kickstarters? What other sort of support products do you have in mind?

Announcements » The Sea-Wolf's Daughter » 4/30/2019 9:51 am

tomas
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When is the next kickstarter expected to go live?

Announcements » The Lost Treasure of Atlantis » 4/29/2019 9:51 am

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Simple, yet says so much. Looks very fun!

Is this a single adventure or a series like Rats in the Walls?

Bestiary » Anybody created a Night Hag » 4/15/2019 12:46 pm

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Over the weekend I played in a good con game that featured a Night Hag and want to borrow some elements for a ASSH scenario. 

In a nutshell I’d like to use a version that includes:
- Night Hags are a daemon type of creature
- They corrupt the souls of people while they sleep through the sleeper’s dreams over several nights
- Can become ethereal and are so while they “ride” a sleeper while they attack the soul
- Attack the soul of the sleeper via a CHA drain.
- Once CHA equals zero the sleeper dies and the soul is turned into a larvae that the Night Hag then either eats or provides to other daemons
- Are shape changers
- Good at melee given a daemon strength and talons on their hands
- Able to cast some combat spells
- Able to cast spells to control their prey (sleep for example)

Bestiary » Anybody created a Night Hag » 4/14/2019 5:48 pm

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Has anybody created a Night Hag type of creature they are willing to share? 

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Players' Manual, Referee's Screen, and more! » 4/03/2019 5:10 pm

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Got home to find the package of ASSH goodness waiting for me. I know what I'll be reading the next couple of days!

Jeff, wonderful job as usual.

So when can you give us a hint of what is coming next? 

Announcements » HYPERBOREA: Players' Manual, Referee's Screen, and more! » 4/02/2019 4:23 pm

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My tracking notice shows my package has arrived at the distribution center in DC. I should have it in a day or two.

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