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General Discussion / Re: How to grow the Forums
« on: February 24, 2019, 11:45:29 AM »
Agreed, I let my wife Liz do the FB thing but I avoid as much as possible. I never got twitter; my life just isn't that interesting and I refuse to post about what sandwich I had for lunch or other exciting activities. :P

While I know forums are on their way out I will stick with them until the very end! ;)

DM (Good at remaining a grognard, even about social media!) Mike
I always loved hearing about your ham&cheese sandwich, though.... why do you rob me of my entertainment? :p

General Discussion / Re: Oldhammer and OSR, is there any crossover?
« on: August 17, 2018, 12:21:12 PM »
For muself, I've never been into the minis.

Sure, painted by a good artist they are works of art, but I personally don't really feel they enhance my gameplay. Rather, in fact, I feel the usage of minis slows the game down.

That said, the 5th ed game I play in onThursdays, the DM is very heavy into minis and insisted that I at least used one, if not actually got one for me character.

He did paint her though.... and she's gorgeous ;)

Apart from that, I don't really have an opinion on old vs new style minis..... as long as people are happy, they're doing it right ;)

General Discussion / Re: Writing Adventures
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:22:04 PM »
First up, guess who's back. Yup, it's your alltime favourite Norwegian-in-Exile, Doc :D Remember me? No? Fine. Be that way.


I feel a good adventure should contain a fair bit of backstory, as otherwise, all we would have is one hack&slash fest after the other with very little  to feed the imagination and roleplay. There should be enough in the background story(for theDMs eyesonly, untill further noticeat least) so that I as one of the players gets this sense of wonder and try to figure the whole shenanigan out.

With no real backstory for the DM to plug into, the adventures will then feel like "more of the same" to me.
That is my NOK0.05.

Classic D&D / Re: Rules Cyclopedia is back in print
« on: February 07, 2018, 03:26:43 PM »
Oh my... and I just got a ded tree version of it for an acceptable price just a couple of months a go... (Acceptable here meaning >=£30 +postage)

Kickstarters / Re: BLUEHOLME™ Journeymanne Rules
« on: February 07, 2018, 03:23:23 PM »
I work in a supermarket.... what part of "supermarket" makes me rich? ;)

General Discussion / Re: Thorkhammer
« on: January 29, 2018, 01:13:46 PM »
Only thing I don't like about forums, is when they go down and the database is corrupted so we lose all the goodness that was posted.

I do prefer forums over facebook and other media, as I guess "we all" do.

Although I still have a soft spot for usenet..... ;)

& Magazine / Re: Issue 14 is close!
« on: January 29, 2018, 01:07:52 PM »

& Magazine / Re: A Book of Miscellaneous Spells II
« on: December 03, 2017, 05:07:35 AM »
Spells and dice are in thes ame category.... you can never have too many ;)

General Discussion / Re: Biting the sour apple
« on: September 25, 2017, 12:30:02 PM »
Well... those wa**ers has no place at the gaming table in the first place. I play D&D (or other systems) to have a good time and make a shared story of heroic deeds and feel the fun when we win a fight, and also the frustration when the dice gods are against me. That is just as it is, some nights I seem unable to roll high numbers, other nights I only roll high. (With the same dice)

But I'm having fun even when the dice are rolling bad... and the other players and the DM has said they enjoy seeing my roleplay the bad rolls, so... I don't care. It's all part of the whole

General Discussion / Re: Biting the sour apple
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:20:48 PM »
Well, Thursday will be the 8th session, gametime has ben about 5 days of playing. We have all reached 3rd level, I have a Rogue2/Fighter1 character. I choose one level in Fighter for the Archer-specialisation, to boost my ToHit up to +6 with Ranged weapons (Longbow is her weapon of choice). It also allows her to use Medium types armor, though with care this does not impede on her Stealth abilities..

One thing that is VERY different from what I'm used to, is how tactical the character advancement seems to be. If you take a level in this class it gives you such and such bonus to so and so... In my case, adding a Fighter level, gives a +2 bonus to Ranged weapons.....

Not sure I'm in love with that particular aspect of the edition, although it's not a gamebreaker. Just so used to the idea that if I start to play a Thief, I play a Thief. Not a fighter. Not a magic-user. Not a Cleric. I play a Thief.

OTOH, that is mechanical fluff. for the actual game I have fun. It seems the other 5 guys have fun as well together with me, so it is all good.


And I got meself a ne set of dice the other day!!!!

No dice were hurt in the typing of this post

General Discussion / Re: Biting the sour apple
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:32:33 PM »
Soooooo... I played my very first session of NeXT yesterday.

The game is to take place every Thursday at the FLGS (Which also serves fresh coffee and some other (mostly baked) snacks to gamers) and I have to say, I had a blast. The DM and the other players are in the 30-50year range, most in their 40s I would guess, so we're all experienced with the concept, though some (me) not with the current set of rules, of RolePlaying. As I said, i had a blast. most all tried to provide opportunities for the others to shine at various points during the session, and I have to say I had some serious luck in my combat rolls... I had two bandits on me, both missed... I shot lucky with the shortsword and killed them off in three combat rounds.... I was just lucky. I bet next time, Sylja will die from exposure.... or bad dierolling.... ;)


Just as a testrun, I had rolled up 5 sets of abilities and written them on a piece of paper, I selected one of them with fairly midrange results (ranging from 8 to 13) and I showed this to the DM as an example of how I like my characters... not "suerpowered" but not "hopeless" either, but I think an interesting character to play, should have at least one below-average acore, and one, maybe two above average. As I said this, he said.... "You enjoy playing a fairly "normal" character? Great. We'll help you get her ready, it's not as hard as you might think, try to think how you would do it in... did you say 2nd Ed? It's quite similar, we'll help with the differencies"

And yes, I got some fabulous help with getting my first character into play (Of course, it's a female Thief... err, Rogue, my favourite ;) )

As for the game, it is set in Forgotten Realms, north of Dragonmere and Wyvernwater (for those who are familiar with the Realms). We were not really hired by the town guards, but they didn't forbid us either, to go after some bandits that had been harassing the area for quite some while. We got as far as killing 4 bandits and a dog, before we had to go for the evening.

i'm positively surprised at how easy and fast combat is flowing, it was good fun and I look forward to next week

General Discussion / Re: Book of Sorrows Actual Play Podcast
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:53:17 AM »
To be honest, for some even iTunes is too much. I personally don't want anything to do with apple software on my PC.

Well... I've always found that the absolute worst piece of rubbish is the binaries coming out of redmond.... Ever since their "Disk Operating System" (which was already not their own invention, they bought QDOS and not invented a single piece of software since) they've produced nothing but rubbish.

General Discussion / Re: Book of Sorrows Actual Play Podcast
« on: July 23, 2017, 12:37:14 PM »
Is there any way to get these without itunes for those who don't do the whole Apple thing?
You don't need anything except iTunes, actually... even if you only download to episopdes, you can play them via any mp3players you want

Classic D&D / Re: Finally got a Rules Cyclopedia
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:07:53 AM »
I got one as well.... £40 or so it cost me, which is a decent price nowadays seeing as most EBay sales I've seen goes up to over £100.

LOVE having it all in the same book, a few things here and there missed out from the boxed sets (which I bought on DnDClassics anyways) but it's a fantastic book.

My wife is not pleased with us running out of shelfspace..... ;)

General Discussion / Re: Biting the sour apple
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:01:35 AM »
You're welcome.

I might have go at reviewing the Rules Cyclophobia next..... :P

But, yeah... NeXT seems very good, though the combat system still makes me head hurt. A LOT! BUT, then again, I've not actually tried it in a game, so i'm not gonna dizz it just yet. But reading it seems... awkward... and backwards. Nevermind the AC going the wrong way, that's workable... but it is the bonuses and level stuff (at 20th level you still have the equivalent of THACZero 12 as a Fighter?????) that seems very... weird and un-logical.

But, time will tell. I'll get a group together again at some point.

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