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6/20/2021 9:53 am  #121


Re: What makes it a Third Edition?

Blackadder23 wrote:

Plus, my feeling is that the obelisks are what is maintaining Hyperborea as a livable environment, despite its current untenable state. If you really did destroy one... https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/devious.png

 

I assumed the same thing.

 

6/22/2021 10:30 am  #122


Re: What makes it a Third Edition?

Ghul wrote:

mavfire wrote:

Super excited, and being that I have some inside looks, I am of the mind that 3E will be the best edition. Ghul has promised to add GNOMES too... Cant wait!https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/lol.png


I am hard at work on my portion of this thing and I am anxious to have you all see what we have cooked up for you this go around. 

I told you not to mention the gnomes. It was supposed to be a surprise! What's next, you'll tell them all about our new skills and feats chapters, with feat combinations that allow one to play a 1/3 gnome, 1/3 Amazon, 1/3 gelatinous cube paladin/illusionist prestige class robot/psionicist?  
 

Gnomes. I KNEW IT!
 

 

6/29/2021 8:26 pm  #123


Re: What makes it a Third Edition?

Please tell me that Men of Leng, etc. are not becoming "persons of Leng" or some other politically correct term.  I'm in on the KS for the new edition of The One Ring and they dropped the alpha rules today and people are actually whining because "Men of Bree" is a culture, as opposed to calling them "Bree-folk," or some other supposedly more progressive & inclusive term. 


"Could you fancy me as a pirate bold?  Or a longship Viking warrior with the old gods on his side?  Well, I'm an inshore man and I'm nobody's hero.  But I'll make you tight for a windy night and a dark ride."--Jethro Tull
 

7/16/2021 8:03 pm  #124


Re: What makes it a Third Edition?

I've been out of gaming sice march, then I look in to this forum and got this huge announcement! Thank you for your hard work, Ghul, and thanks to all other players and posters who carry the hyperborian torch.

 

7/16/2021 8:04 pm  #125


Re: What makes it a Third Edition?

Spider of Leng wrote:

Please tell me that Men of Leng, etc. are not becoming "persons of Leng" or some other politically correct term.  I'm in on the KS for the new edition of The One Ring and they dropped the alpha rules today and people are actually whining because "Men of Bree" is a culture, as opposed to calling them "Bree-folk," or some other supposedly more progressive & inclusive term. 

 The Evil cannot create just corrupts.

 

7/24/2021 12:28 pm  #126


Re: What makes it a Third Edition?

Looking forward to the new edition and pledged on the kickstarter (all-in print)

Two questions:
Any changes to the deities and religion?  Maybe a Deity of Good?

Regarding the combat changes - will there be examples of combat in the books?  I've always found these to be helpful in illustrating the combat mechanics with more clarity.

Thanks.

 

7/25/2021 6:29 am  #127


Re: What makes it a Third Edition?

With the inclusion of more Lemurian culture in the core game (and not mostly limited to the adventure module, Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess), we've added the Lemurian deity Boetzu, which might fit what you seek:

BOETZU, “The Celestial Serpent”
Deity of Law associated with the sun, light, law, agriculture, society, protection, duty,
enlightenment, and the circle of life. Boetzu is said to manifest in the guise of a gargantuan,
serpentine dragon, or as a grizzled old sage.
 
Typical Clergy: clerics, monks, paladins, priests, shamans
Typical Followers: any (esp. Lemurians)

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For combat, we were more easily able to spell out the things you can do within the framework of these broad categories: melee, missiles, magic, movement, and other actions.

While we don't have specific simulations spelled out in detail (i.e., Billy's cataphract makes a charge attack with a long spear. although his side lost initiative, and the lizard-man javelin wielder should go first, the referee is using the first strike rule, so Billy's cataphract gets to go first because of his weapon's larger weapon class), I do feel that the format and explanatory text makes each aspect of combat much more understandable than in previous editions. 
 


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7/25/2021 8:41 am  #128


Re: What makes it a Third Edition?

Ghul wrote:

With the inclusion of more Lemurian culture in the core game (and not mostly limited to the adventure module, Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess), we've added the Lemurian deity Boetzu, which might fit what you seek:

BOETZU, “The Celestial Serpent”
Deity of Law associated with the sun, light, law, agriculture, society, protection, duty,
enlightenment, and the circle of life. Boetzu is said to manifest in the guise of a gargantuan,
serpentine dragon, or as a grizzled old sage.
 
Typical Clergy: clerics, monks, paladins, priests, shamans
Typical Followers: any (esp. Lemurians)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

For combat, we were more easily able to spell out the things you can do within the framework of these broad categories: melee, missiles, magic, movement, and other actions.

While we don't have specific simulations spelled out in detail (i.e., Billy's cataphract makes a charge attack with a long spear. although his side lost initiative, and the lizard-man javelin wielder should go first, the referee is using the first strike rule, so Billy's cataphract gets to go first because of his weapon's larger weapon class), I do feel that the format and explanatory text makes each aspect of combat much more understandable than in previous editions. 
 

New deity sounds good; I know at least one player who will like him. 

As for combat, I don't recall ever reading the combat sections closely.  We just play it like we've always run D&D and have had zero issues with that.  Others outside my regular group that I've played with do the same thing.  I suppose if you're new to the game or older editions of D&D it might seem confusing.


"Could you fancy me as a pirate bold?  Or a longship Viking warrior with the old gods on his side?  Well, I'm an inshore man and I'm nobody's hero.  But I'll make you tight for a windy night and a dark ride."--Jethro Tull
 

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