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Other Games / Re: Labyrinth Lord
« Last post by FaerieGodfather on June 29, 2020, 07:08:34 AM »
Re: FGF, doesn't Darker Dungeons copy BECMI, Rules Cyclopedia to be precise?

I think so, and I'm a fan... but I'm kinda under the impression there's more going on under the hood.
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Other Games / Re: Labyrinth Lord
« Last post by DMMike on June 28, 2020, 09:10:15 PM »
I don't use LL, but I appreciate Dan P's paradyme of "This is how we played D&D in the 1980s, not necessarily how D&D was written." I especially like LL adventures and supplements as they're a breeze to convert on the fly to whatever OSR I'm running.

Re: FGF, doesn't Darker Dungeons copy BECMI, Rules Cyclopedia to be precise?

DM (Good at knowing what he likes) Mike
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Other Games / I'm Making a Thing (D&D Clone-ish)
« Last post by FaerieGodfather on June 25, 2020, 07:09:13 AM »
The general idea is that I want to implement some of the neater concepts from Player's Option in a simpler game, more like Classic D&D than Advanced. Other major influences are other versions of D&D, Palladium, and Rolemaster; I'm trying to replace the points systems from Player's Option and Rolemaster with a slot-based system: drawn from Rogue Genius' brilliant Pathfinder supplements, class-based Edges and Talents, and basic weapon-and-skill stuff with Proficiencies.

I am trying really hard to avoid the pitfalls of previous feat-based systems, which are requiring multiple feats to gain an insignificant advantage and gating maneuvers that should be "clever play" behind feats-- I want to protect the concept of player skill at the table while giving characters more tools for clever players to use.

Basic gist is that everything-- attack bonus, skill bonuses, saving throws, spellcasting-- advances by quarters of a level, from 1/4 per level to 3/4 per level and then Edges gained at 1st level and 5th, 9th, 13th, et cetera provide additional +1 bonuses.

The Generic D&D version of this, tentatively given the pretentious trainwreck of a title: Gallows & Godwars: Old School Player's Option for Fantasy Roleplaying, will look a lot like Classic D&D with the classic classes: Warrior, Rogue, Mage, Priest, Druid, Mystic, Elf (includes mage and druid variants), Dwarf (includes dwarf cleric), and Halfling (includes variants).

The idea is that the Edges/Talents system allows Warrior and Rogue to include all of their AD&D subclasses, and support a rudimentary form of multiclassing. Worth noting that unlike d20, the Warrior is a strong secondary skill-user and the Rogue is a strong secondary fighter, mostly differentiated by their Edge selections. Also worth noting that Mage, Priest, Druid, Mystic, and Elf have different spellcasting mechanics. (I really wanted to use Rolemaster's spell lists here... but they wouldn't work with anything else.) Psionics and mystical martial arts... taking inspiration from both Dragon Fist and Tome of Battle... are built-in.

I'm also developing the system for my Shroompunk setting... which is almost like a D&D setting if D&D leaned harder on Conan and Thongor and replaced all of the Tolkien bits with Mario and He-Man.

That version of the game is going to replace the Warrior and Rogue with the Knight, Slayer, and Gunslinger and then Arcane and Divine magic with Psychic, Astral, Umbral, Primordial and Aberrant magic. (Mages and Mystics become Psychic under these rules, and unlike generic version, Martial and Psychic are interwined.)

Then, the nonhuman classes will be replaced with the Kappa (like dragonborn/tortles), the Vanara, Trolls (more Shadowrun than D&D), Dromites (straight from 3.PF), Kobolds (classic w/halfling features), and the Forged-- like warforged, if they were Always CN and their Favored Class was Mage/Rogue.
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Other Games / Re: Labyrinth Lord
« Last post by FaerieGodfather on June 25, 2020, 02:29:53 AM »
I'm currently using Old School Essentials as the basis for my house rules abomination-- but a number of the pre-OSE, pre-BXE supplements written by Gavin Norman were written for Labyrinth Lord.

I really wish someone would make a full-throated BECMI clone with Druids and Mystics and racial variant classes.
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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on June 22, 2020, 09:47:44 AM »
Splatbook 159 - Down To Brass Tacks

We’re getting to the point for this episode! Join DMs Glen, Fulongamer and Brian as they bring another batch of 2e goodness. After a round of emails, the fellas get down to business. First they break down the High-Level Campaigns supplement, talk about the prankster the brass dragon, and then wrap things up with a Brainstorm.

Email from DM Ted (Palladium/Heroes Unlimited/Marvel Super Heroes talk/defense of Glen’s points/DC talk)
Email from DM Leodin (Firing up a new campaign/Killing a dragon with a Deck of Many Things)

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info . If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. Also, we have a new location for archived episodes, and the address is: https://archive.org/details/thacoshammer_gmail_Archive. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts, and they are also on our archive.org location. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Option Package – DM’s Option: High-Level Campaigns
Snipe Hunt – Brass Dragon
DM Brainstorm – The Lonely Lamia Inn
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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on June 16, 2020, 10:09:41 AM »
Splatbook 158 - We Love The Ladies!

We’re getting gussied up for this Episode! John DMs Glen, Brian and Fulongamer as they explore their feminine side (not really!) After a round of emails, the fellas break down the Amazon kit (and what to do to make it better), talk about roleplaying female characters, analyze the Girdle of Masculinity/Femininity, and bring things home with an overview of the Marilith.

Email from Jamie (gaming history/converting older editions to 2nd Edition)
Email from DM Neff (High level players and strongholds)
Email From Matt Moore (thanks, guys!)

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info . If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. Also, we have a new location for archived episodes, and the address is: https://archive.org/details/thacoshammer_gmail_Archive. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts, and they are also on our archive.org location. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

People Skills – Amazon Kit (Complete Fighter’s Handbook, and Monstrous Compendium Volume 4)
Rule Zero – Playing Opposite Gender Characters
Magic Fingers – Girdle of Masculinity/Femininity
Snipe Hunt – Tanar’ri, Marilith
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Save For Half episode # 25: "Awful Green Things from Outer Space by SJG"

What more can we say about episode 25 of Save for Half? Only they're awful, they're green...and they're from outer space! Yes, it's that quirky Tom Wham boardgame first published in Dragon magazine #28, and was in its 8th edition in a box set from Steve Jackson Games. Come join the Halflings aboard the Znuta as we fight aliens, no matter what side you're on!

No Awful Green Things were harmed in the making of this podcast, except with a pool cue.

It's all here at: http://saveforhalf.com/

Links mentioned in this show:
Awful Green Things from Outer Space rules site
https://fliphtml5.com/qaad/cppe/basic

D50 shades of D&D
https://toddaj.podbean.com/

Tom Wham site
http://www.tomwham.com/index.html

Don't forget to drop us an email at saveforhalfpodcast(at)gmail.com to give your opinions of the show!

Be sure to check out our forums at:

Save for Half at Original D&D Forums
http://odd74.proboards.com/board/77/save-half-podcast

Save for Half at OSRGaming
http://www.osrgaming.org/forums/index.php?board=37.0

And find us on social media:

Save for Half at Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/saveforhalf/

Save for Half at MeWe
https://mewe.com/join/the_save_for_half_podcast

Save for Half Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/saveforhalf
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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on May 11, 2020, 08:03:48 AM »
Splatbook 157 - Voicemails

We’ve opened the phone lines for this podcast. Join DMs Glen, Fulongamer and Brian as they answer your burning questions about 2e!

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info . If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. Also, we have a new location for archived episodes, and the address is: https://archive.org/details/thacoshammer_gmail_Archive. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts, and they are also on our archive.org location. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Voicemail from DM Freddy (0 level characters to 1st level)
Voicemail from DM Cojo (Busting our chops about another email)
Voicemail from DM Cal (Alternative reasons for a Monty Haul Campaign)
Voicemail from DM Freddy (Yuan-Ti)
Voicemail from DM Cal (Favorite low level "pet" spell/high-magic or low-magic campaign preference)
Voicemail from DM Temple (The 50 hit point rule)
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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on May 11, 2020, 08:02:53 AM »
Splatbook 156 - It's Been A Long Time... (Various and Sundry XIII)

We take another turn in the grab bag! Join DMs Brian, Glen and Fulongamer, as they tackle another set of random topics.

Email from DM Mongo (request for segment for book reviews {REQUEST GRANTED})
Email from DM Mikey (Spelljammer)
Email from Chantel Jones (Dungeonland/Beyond The Magic Mirror modules, Glen redux?)

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info . If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. Also, we have a new location for archived episodes, and the address is: https://archive.org/details/thacoshammer_gmail_Archive. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts, and they are also on our archive.org location. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Magic Fingers – Augury
Snipe Hunt – Cloud Giant
Playing Favorites – Top Five Augmentative Spells
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I need to listen. I remember seeing the kickstarter, but wasn't sure at the time. i'm super curious about the changes he made.
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