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WotC D&D / Re: 5e campaigns
« Last post by Angry Monk on January 04, 2019, 09:31:38 AM »
Thanks for the responses. I like the new iteration of D&D, but unlike when I started playing back in the day with BX and AD&D (even with the TSR modules), it seems like I need to have a masters in FR history to play. WOTC really seems fixed on the FR. It's this sort of detail that sort of turns me off of playing Pathfinder with a local group of (good) folks. I don't have a clue (or want it, frankly) about factions and guilds and blah, blah, blah.... Just point me towards the adventure!
I'm guessing the Save for Half group was not aware of Skull & Crossbones, published by Fantasy Games Unlimited in 1980. This was their pirate game. I've never seen it in person. I only know of its existence thanks to the website RPG Geek. It's extremely hard to find and expensive when it does come up in the marketplace. From the images and the brief description on RPG Geek, it sounds a lot like Privateers & Gentlemen. It's a combination RPG and hex-based board game with ship-to-ship combat rules. I've included a link to the listing on RPG geek below.

I'm glad one of your saves was the mention of the rules for homosexuality. I found it's inclusion when I read it to be very strange for an RPG written in the early 80s. What was more surprising is I think this might have been the first time that homosexuality was not treated as a mental disorder or a character flaw, as in the first printing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rolemaster, and GURPS. It was rather just stated without any negativity attached to it.

Keep up the great work. Your coverage of these forgotten games that came in a box is great to listen to.


Skull & Crossbones
Second Edition AD&D / Panzuriel the Enslaver
« Last post by AuldDragon on January 02, 2019, 12:07:42 AM »
Panzuriel the Enslaver is the evil of the depths, partially banished long ago by Deep Sashelas and an alliances of oceanic deities. He raises a rabble of followers wherever he can in order to lay waste to the civilizations on the sea floor, although his favored followers are the kraken and morkoth.

WotC D&D / Re: Off To An Awkward Start! (Good Start to a session)
« Last post by Dizzy on January 01, 2019, 01:36:31 AM »
Hah! Brilliant. Thank you for sharing SK. Definitely some good inspiration for our own games and how to flip the tables on the players like that. Love it.
WotC D&D / Re: Started a new 5e game last week
« Last post by Dizzy on January 01, 2019, 01:34:49 AM »
Nice on getting them PHBs. Hope your campaign gets to continue in 2019! I'm hoping to get some more gaming going myself this year. 2018 was a dry year for me gaming wise (too busy with a new job and marriage).
General Discussion / Re: How to grow the Forums
« Last post by Dizzy on January 01, 2019, 01:33:24 AM »
Lots of people have moved to Mewe, Facebook, and Discord for discussions. All forums are slowly on the way out sadly. The WGP discord is fairly active. Should be a link to join the discord on the homepage, or I'd be willing to send anyone an invite.
General Discussion / Re: Happy holidays
« Last post by Dizzy on January 01, 2019, 01:31:14 AM »
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. Sorry I was so slow on this, family went to Corpus Christi to visit some family. Hope you have all been well!
Well, scupper my jibs, I'll load that up on the ol' podcast player and give it an ear. Happy new year!
WotC D&D / Re: Started a new 5e game last week
« Last post by Fjw70 on December 30, 2018, 10:53:14 AM »
Been having trouble getting the group together over the last couple months so they are still 6th level. The last session ended in the middle of a fight with a frost giant. We were suppose to play today but two of the three friends can’t make it so the giant will have to wait.

I am thinking of starting another game with just st my sons so we can play whenever we get a chance and not have to coordinate with the others.

Btw, I did get the three friends their own 5e PHBs for Christmas. Still waiting to give it to them.
WotC D&D / Re: 5e campaigns
« Last post by Fjw70 on December 30, 2018, 10:49:10 AM »
I agree that I don’t need or want detailed game worlds to play in. That material is helpful to steal ideas from but I don’t want to be beholden to someone else’s stories.

The 5e adventures would be easy enough to run with what is just in the adventure. If any of your players are Realms purist just make sure they understand that things your Realms and assume nothing is canon unless it is stated in the game.
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