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by TheNewGuy
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Treebore's Wife's online fantasy novel...
Replies: 46
Views: 1999

Realmsbard wrote: Whoa pardner. Don't get a wrums tooth under your saddle. I never meant to offend you. I just quoted that part of your post I did not agree with. And I think I have the right to disagree. I am saddened you are sad. Please let me know of your works and I,ll buy and read them. Are th...
by TheNewGuy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Treebore's Wife's online fantasy novel...
Replies: 46
Views: 1999

Realmsbard wrote: Im sorry. I cant agree. A writer should write it as she sees it. It can give us a look at a side of a character we need to know. If it is part of the story go for it. To do otherwise would compromising or pandering to the dictates of others, and lessen the impact of the story. You...
by TheNewGuy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does Star Seige Quick Start have an adventure?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

dachda wrote: Instead I think I should run a quickstart C&C game. This might be better anyway, as the other GM's are going to run 4e games. I can provide the counter-culture to the mainstream. Good on you, dachda! As an added bonus, your players will have a fast-paced, fun time, and you'll all be d...
by TheNewGuy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where are the Multiclass rules?
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

serleran wrote: Yeah, as a design team, we decided it was most balanced to leave it out. I begin to see why. It's one of those things better left to house-ruling, as a definitive answer risks alienating as many as it pleases. I can't help but be grateful that the Castle Keeper's Guide is billing it...
by TheNewGuy
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Treebore's Wife's online fantasy novel...
Replies: 46
Views: 1999

<t>Relaxo speaks for me too ... I loathe genre snobs. Good is good, bad is bad. And each person makes their own decision as to which is which. Period. End.<br/> <br/> The reason many people, especially manly menfolk like us here , seem to dislike romance in stories is that it's often poorly written ...
by TheNewGuy
Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where are the Multiclass rules?
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

<t>Is there any consensus of opinion on which multiclass system mentioned here is the most balanced?<br/> <br/> I'm not a huge fan of multiclassing -- as most players only seem to want it as a power-gaming advantage, not a character concept -- but I _do_ see the occasional request for fighter/spellc...
by TheNewGuy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Gaming Stuff Are You Creating?
Replies: 126
Views: 4004

Go0gleplex wrote: Gettin too old for much more than straight-forward simple I guess. *chuckles* Y'know, `plex, I really don't think it's age. I think that -- after you've tried 17 hundred different game systems -- you experience The Moment. For me, The Moment first came one night as I was strugglin...
by TheNewGuy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

<t>Thanks for the intelligent, articulate review, Seskis.<br/> <br/> You managed to summarize a key concept regarding 4e for me; namely, if 4e were called anything _but_ "Dungeons & Dragons", I wouldn't buy it -- so I have no intention of buying it only because it _is_ called "Dungeons and Drago...
by TheNewGuy
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where are the Multiclass rules?
Replies: 33
Views: 1271

DangerDwarf wrote: One of the Crusaders has multiclassing rules too if I remember right. Crusader Journal # 4 -- available right HERE. TheNewGuy _________________ _________________ _________________ ________ "But if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you"
by TheNewGuy
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Classes and Races for a Sword & Sorcery milieu
Replies: 40
Views: 1780

rabindranath72 wrote: This would be covered by the nomadic background, considering the mongol history. Yep. Asian steppe horse clans. While I loathe so-called "political correctness", because it typically obscures meaning, instead of providing accurate description, mongoloid is a pretty thoroughly ...
by TheNewGuy
Sat May 31, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Gaming Stuff Are You Creating?
Replies: 126
Views: 4004

<t>That damned module which sucks up time from my other writing work! I keep leaving it in the metaphoric woods to frickin' DIE, but it keeps coming back and saying, "Just write one more encounter -- do it for your pals on the TLG forums!"<br/> <br/> I purposely decided not to pitch the thing until ...
by TheNewGuy
Sat May 31, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: Picked Up Dro Mandras in PDF
Replies: 16
Views: 6911

serleran wrote: If you don't poke and prod, you don't know if the beast will fight back, or just take it. This better not be some vague allusion to a "barnyard love-life" of yours, Serl! Every month, Serleran finds a new way to frighten me. He's like the boogey-man with dice ... TheNewGuy _________...
by TheNewGuy
Fri May 30, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: Picked Up Dro Mandras in PDF
Replies: 16
Views: 6911

Picked Up Dro Mandras in PDF

<t>And you can too, right HERE<br/> <br/> I haven't had time to look it over in detail, but I like what I'm seeing so far.<br/> <br/> Perhaps my biggest beef with C&C adventure modules up until now -- that necessary maps and diagrams almost always got ridiculously short shrift -- has been correc...
by TheNewGuy
Wed May 28, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Help: Dealing with a cheater
Replies: 23
Views: 655

angelius wrote: Thanks guys. To be honest, I wonder if my campaigns are just that "tough" that this cheater feels the need to ghost roll to accomplish anything. However, the other players do not cheat and often enjoy the challenge of my game. Maybe it is an issue of inferiority in real life and tha...
by TheNewGuy
Wed May 28, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Computer Gurus - Deepnet Explorer: Any Good?
Replies: 11
Views: 490

<t>Firefox 3 is due June-ish, and from all the stuff I'm hearing from beta-testers, it's a significant leap forward from the current Firefox 2.x. I think Firefox 3 will be your "best new browser" come June-ish.<br/> <br/> I've tried a lot of browsers, serl, and I can honestly say that Firefox is the...
by TheNewGuy
Tue May 27, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My gaming Philosophy has changed
Replies: 21
Views: 495

DangerDwarf wrote: I don't know if you could say I'm good at it, but I'm one of those CK's who does the voices, makes weird faces, gimps around the table and lets out growls, shrieks and screams as needed. Some sessions leave me hoarse. Heh. Me too. My brother is a working actor, and I've never had...
by TheNewGuy
Tue May 27, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Help: Dealing with a cheater
Replies: 23
Views: 655

moriarty777 wrote: The questions you may want to consider (in all seriousness) are what is the motivation behind the cheating? Is it 'the glory' of landing damage or similar feats in combat or skill-related checks? Is it tied in with character preservation (like cheating on various save rolls)? In ...
by TheNewGuy
Tue May 27, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Space......the Final Frontier....
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

<t>I agree. Awesome stuff.<br/> <br/> Those people mentioned who complain about "wasted tax dollars" haven't been paying attention -- the seeds of many commonplace modern tech devices and developments (miniaturization, microwave ovens, computers which don't take up entire rooms, and on, and on, and ...
by TheNewGuy
Mon May 26, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Album/CD Are You Listening To?
Replies: 238
Views: 12656

<t>Not listening to whole CDs much lately; mostly just assorted songs. <br/> <br/> Today's favorite song is "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden. Chris Cornell is one of my absolute favorite male voices in rock. I can't wait to hear what's on his upcoming solo disc, produced by Timbaland (!!), of all peo...
by TheNewGuy
Mon May 26, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Album/CD Are You Listening To?
Replies: 238
Views: 12656

Indigo Rose wrote: Thanks, I'll look for him next time I'm music shopping! Satriani's latest also came out in April of this year. Amazon has the details HERE. TheNewGuy _________________ _________________ _________________ ________ "But if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet...
by TheNewGuy
Mon May 26, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Awesome awful movies list
Replies: 75
Views: 2153

<t>Ice Pirates wasn't horrible (to me), but it was kind of caught in that strange middle ground where it was trying to be absurdly funny, yet wasn't consistently as funny as it seemed to think it was. Some highs, some lows.<br/> <br/> I think you can re-watch Ice Pirates today, Buttmonkey, and not f...
by TheNewGuy
Sun May 25, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Holy Heimdall! The gods live on Aihrde!
Replies: 7
Views: 3260

<t>For what it's worth, I liked Dog Soul Publishing's take on the Seelie Court, which they called The Underhill Court. It was designed as a d20 plug-and-play, and you can buy the PDF for less than $2.50 US right HERE.<br/> <br/> There's a follow-up supplement/expansion for less than $1.25 US right H...
by TheNewGuy
Tue May 20, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Personalizing your books...
Replies: 36
Views: 1482

<t>I do, because of game convention security.<br/> <br/> Certain people will try to steal your books at cons; it happened to a guy I knew three times. The system he developed to quash this is the one I use.<br/> <br/> Everybody writes their name on the inner flyleaf pages, but thieves will rip this ...
by TheNewGuy
Sun May 18, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Latest scribble of mine.
Replies: 50
Views: 19609

<t>In the words of Binkley from _Bloom County_:<br/> <br/> "I think you just carbonated my hormones"<br/> <br/> TheNewGuy<br/> _________________<br/> <br/> _________________<br/> <br/> _________________<br/> ________<br/> <br/> "But if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I w...
by TheNewGuy
Sun May 18, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Could this be made to work for C&C?
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Treebore wrote: It is what Wulf Ratbane did, hence my giving him credit for it in the very first line of my post. I did see that -- I just wasn't sure if you knew that Wulf and the Benjamin Durbin of Grim Tales that I was about to mention were the same guy, that's all. Treebore wrote: I was unaware...
by TheNewGuy
Sun May 18, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Could this be made to work for C&C?
Replies: 8
Views: 644

<t>This reads like a streamlined variation on the Gamemastering rules that Benjamin Durbin (a.k.a. Wulf Ratbane) laid out in his Grim Tales rulebook at Bad Axe Games.<br/> <br/> All I can tell you is, I spent the $2 US to download his Grim Tales: Gamemastering PDF, and it was one of the best d20 des...
by TheNewGuy
Sat May 17, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Arduin?
Replies: 7
Views: 666

<t>Arduin II is also cleaned up and corrected, where possible, from the Complete Arduin version of the rules. Arduin II/CA is a d100 based game. You can find description and copies for sale HERE and copies to buy at Noble Knight Games, for a little less, right HERE.<br/> <br/> As for what's in and w...
by TheNewGuy
Wed May 14, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Arduin?
Replies: 7
Views: 666

<t>Hey Lantern,<br/> <br/> The original Arduin Grimoire trilogy by David A. Hargrave (reprints for sale online HERE and occasionally through Noble Knight Games for less) was essentially the first "third-party" fantasy game/expansion based off of classic Dungeons & Dragrons.<br/> <br/> At one poi...
by TheNewGuy
Tue May 13, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hmm...
Replies: 26
Views: 635

jman5000 wrote: how can you be so assured as to what is going on why you don't know exactly who is doing it... other than "them" or "those" or "bankers" or "UN" or "jew" Cheers, J. Heh. My best buddy in college also happened to be jewish. One day, as we're walking across campus, after a mutually aw...
by TheNewGuy
Tue May 13, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hmm...
Replies: 26
Views: 635

<t>Someone I know who was highly placed at the North American level once had this to say to me about conspiracy theories:<br/> <br/> "I've been in meetings with ambitious international power-brokers. They can't even agree on what to order for lunch, much less how to run the continent".<br/> <br/> Th...