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4/09/2022 1:41 pm  #1


RAW or modded

General question to the community. Do you and your group run prewritten adventures RAW (Rule As Written)? Or do you mod it for your tables needs/wants? 
I'm a tinkerer so I mod lots


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4/09/2022 5:39 pm  #2


Re: RAW or modded

Back in 1985 (or 1986, not sure), I ran two sessions of Tomb of Horrors at a gaming convention. Beyond that, I have never used published adventures at all (I might borrow a map and completely restock it though).

ETA: Not saying I don't buy published adventures, of course. I just never get any direct use out of them. I don't trust my players not to peek. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

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4/09/2022 5:51 pm  #3


Re: RAW or modded

Yes. I am the same. I mean I use content from them only most times. Unless I am in that mood to run official adventures.


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4/10/2022 5:49 am  #4


Re: RAW or modded

I'm selective: I use Hyperborea modules mostly RAW, and others as sources of inspiration (essentially starting-points). The latter category is smaller now than it used to be, as I have hundreds of such sources.


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4/10/2022 11:19 am  #5


Re: RAW or modded

I do lots of the same. I do run the adventure but I mod it up a bit. Removing some things or adding others. Not so much ,"not" running it but adjusting it to the needs of the table. I guess the ones I do run RAW are super classic ones from certain game systems.  As for ASSH I only maybe mod them a little. Mostly adding instead of removing things.

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4/11/2022 8:31 am  #6


Re: RAW or modded

Basically what BA said. I run Hyperborea stuff mostly RAW but munge as needed. Stuff I borrow I adapt as needed.

I'm not beholden to RAW in general.


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4/11/2022 9:20 am  #7


Re: RAW or modded

yup! Same.


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5/18/2022 9:39 pm  #8


Re: RAW or modded

RAW always.


 
 

5/19/2022 3:15 am  #9


Re: RAW or modded

Cool


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5/19/2022 9:07 am  #10


Re: RAW or modded

Modded, Because most of my players are also ones that would buy the modules...
 


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5/19/2022 3:01 pm  #11


Re: RAW or modded

I tend to mod too. How much do I mod? Depends on the game booklet and other factors like game tone,npc's,previous in game events,ect.


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5/23/2022 3:42 pm  #12


Re: RAW or modded

No adventure, even the G and D series, has survived contact with me as a DM without being modded to suit the needs of the players and I.

 

5/23/2022 5:04 pm  #13


Re: RAW or modded

Same. I mod about 90-95 percent of the time.


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