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Other Games / Re: I am fed up with the limited availability of 5E
« Last post by Dizzy on May 02, 2018, 09:36:54 AM »
I believe they're usually related to one of the big book campaigns they have out. I have thought of using them to supplement a campaign through one but haven't done so yet. I do wish we could get the actually released product in .pdf legally.
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Mazes & Perils / Re: Press Release: Mazes & Perils 2e
« Last post by Dizzy on May 02, 2018, 09:35:26 AM »
What should we expect for second edition? Big changes or big additions to the game?
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Very cool! Saw Into the Borderlands at my FLGS, nearly picked it up. Love that reference to X2. One of my favorite modules.
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Roll for Initiative Podcast / Re: What do you want to hear on the show?
« Last post by longfoot on May 02, 2018, 07:41:36 AM »
You had mentioned quarterly shows for RFI.

You should do a Lankhmar show.
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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by longfoot on May 02, 2018, 07:40:14 AM »
Thanks for the new shows.
Is Corey no longer with the show?He has been missing lately.

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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on April 28, 2018, 06:45:06 PM »
Splatbook 142 – Watch Your Step. It’s Slippery!

We’re donning our anti-slip shoes for this episode! Join DMs Glen, Fulongamer and Brian as they bring another episode of 2nd Edition goodness! After handling the emails, the fellas get right to work. First they discuss two D&D staple magical items, the Cloak and Ring of Protection, then they continue their breakdown of the slaad race, this time putting the blue slaad under the microscope, then they bring things home with a Brainstorm about a Sleeting Woodland.

Magic Fingers – Cloak/Ring of Protection
Snipe Hunt – Blue Slaad
DM Brainstorm – Sleeting Woodland

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.

Email from DM Josh (creative ways for mages to participate in combat)
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Thacos Hammer Podcast / Re: Past Shows and Splatbook Updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on April 28, 2018, 06:44:31 PM »
Splatbook 141 – Death Frogger! (guest starring DM Auld Dragon)

We’re dodging cars and crocodiles in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Brian, Fulongamer and guest starring DM Auld Dragon as they take on another round of 2e topics! After answering some emails, the fellas get things underway. First they break down the wemic as a PC race, then from there they discuss the red slaad, then they finish up with their top five defensive spells.
   
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 – Wemic (Complete Humanoids Handbook)
Snipe Hunt – Red Slaad
Playing Favorites – Top Five Defensive Spells
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Other Games / Re: ENWorld RPG System
« Last post by RobJN on April 28, 2018, 10:56:14 AM »
Old topic is old....

So, ENWorld has a trio of systems mechanically related, in the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. engine. Fantasy/medieval (O.L.D), sci-fi (N.E.W.) and modern (N.O.W. which just came out and should be compiled into a full gamebook any day now). It's about as sandbox-y as a system can get, each has a distinct flavor (sorry. It's author is from the UK, so "flavour"). Lots of crunchy bits to play with, as open an open gaming license as you can get.

Some things I like:
- magic and psionics aren't simply rehashed between OLD and NEW. Each system is mechanically different. No palette swapping, here. I haven't had a chance to see how NOW's "chi" works, just yet.
- the bones of the system are free: you can try before you buy, by visiting the site and scrolling/clicking through the various bits and bobs. There's even a bestiary.

Some things I'm not terribly fond of:
- open game is open. ANYTHING can be a skill.
- if you build it.... Well, you'll have to build it. A lot of it. Some of it, from the ground up. If you like a tinker-y, mess-with-the-system-under-the-hood approach, or like to get hip-deep in the world building, then it's a great system to sink your teeth into. But it's not exactly something you can just pull off the shelf and play cold.

Undecided:
- there are no classes. You build your character layer by layer, and what they do shapes them into what they become at the start of the game.


There are some freebie adventures available at ENWorld and the DriveThru W.O.I.N. storefront. More are available through the Patreon-supported magazine, EONS (though many of these lately, I think, have been made available through the DriveThru site)


Full disclosure: I wrote the adventure for EONS #56, "Incident at ICEREACH-1"
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Other Games / Re: I am fed up with the limited availability of 5E
« Last post by RobJN on April 28, 2018, 10:38:27 AM »
I'm not sure what these are, but in case you hadn't seen them (though I suspect you already thought about DriveThru):

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/44/Wizards-of-the-Coast/subcategory/9730_26307/Adventurers-League
Haven't ready any of them, but the Adventurer's League is the organized play program. I don't do organized play, so I'm not sure if these are "slices" of adventures related to the various "storylines" that WizBro has been putting out, if they're directly or indirectly related to said Big Book adventures... ???
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A Cool Easter egg about the Pre-Generated Characters for the "B1/B2: Into The Borderlands" adventure module:

Eight of the pre-gens are the Non-Player Characters  from, "Return to the Keep on the Borderlands", from 2e (Third, Cob, Opal, Martin, Jess, Mouse, Aseneth and Dubricus 'd Amberville).

Third and Dubricus are references to the B4 and X2 modules, respectively.
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