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by Stainless
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is math too hard?
Replies: 29
Views: 2364

<t>I don't have a problem with a 3d6 system (it's nice since it gives you a bell curve). What I have an issue with is the Dragon Die. My understanding is that if you succeed, you look at the Dragon Die (which contributed to the success roll) and it tells you how good the success was. However, since ...
by Stainless
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Domestic Madness
Replies: 6
Views: 745

serleran wrote: Congrats. My wife is a mechanic, and so, I'd sit back and enjoy watching her get greasy... Oh I know where you're coming from! I was a volunteer on an archaeological dig in Oxford years back and one of the women volunteers was such a sight to behold by the end of the day, what with ...
by Stainless
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is math too hard?
Replies: 29
Views: 2364

On topic of maths in games: So why did no-one here reply to my question on the dice mechanic being used in Dragon Age?
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by Stainless
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is Davis right?
Replies: 23
Views: 749

dutch206 wrote:
Google "Joseph Campbell" for the answer to this question.

You beat me to it!
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by Stainless
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tenure yay
Replies: 22
Views: 1607

<t>But beware the Faustian pact. Once you have tenure, it's very difficult to move to a new university unless they also offer tenure. I sit mouldering in my university for that reason. Especially since I want to move home to Australia and they have no permanent academic positions.<br/> <br/> Still, ...
by Stainless
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Cool video preview of HMb's Frandor's Keep...
Replies: 7
Views: 406

<t>This is effective advertising as I have never bothered to look at Hackmaster before, but after seeing the quality of that product and in that manner, I've started researching the system and its products.<br/> <br/> A first-person perspective equivalent to yourself at your FLGS flicking through th...
by Stainless
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Alright kids! Is this the future of RPGs?
Replies: 15
Views: 851

clavis123 wrote: In my opinion, the future of gaming (if we mean expanding the player base beyond what already exists) means creating a game that: 1) Isn't called an RPG, so it doesn't have the stigma of D&D associated with it. People should think of game play as a kind of story-telling party more ...
by Stainless
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8015 Castle Keepers Guide
Replies: 558
Views: 145760

Stop! I need to get out and have a wee.
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by Stainless
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Troll's Tusk
Replies: 41
Views: 950

Got it!
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by Stainless
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Troll's Tusk
Replies: 41
Views: 950

No copy for me yet.
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by Stainless
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Firearms
Replies: 23
Views: 1032

<t>This is an excellent thread as I was just wondering the other day if there was a good system to simulate David Gemmell's Rigante books which is sword & sorcery with flintlocks. Hmmm, maybe I could run such a campaign...<br/> _________________<br/> Drug of choice...coffee<br/> <br/> ==========...
by Stainless
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Hell of a Thing
Replies: 9
Views: 637

<t>Great story. It reminds me of my Thur. evening wargaming. We share a room with a lot of boardgamers. Occasionally, something very improbable happens during a game and the howls and hoots of the wargamers brings the roof down and generates many an askance look from the boardgamers. Those moments a...
by Stainless
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My review of Monsters and treasures (even if you didnt asked
Replies: 50
Views: 3147

Yeah, I feel sorry for the elephant. Oh no, this sticky bun's covered with human beings the size of amoebas

A sticky bun for the first person to identify where the above comes from.
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by Stainless
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8033 Umbrage Saga A0--A5 (Available)
Replies: 93
Views: 39658

Great. I'm looking forward to this hitting the UK shops.
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by Stainless
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: [Recommendation] Stardust (the movie)
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

<t>He, he, I seem to have sparked your imagination as well Rikitiki! <br/> Secret Skeleton, thanks for the pointer to Susanne Clarke's work as I wasn't aware of it previously. I've often seen copies of "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell", but never paid any attention to it. Both of her books are now i...
by Stainless
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: [Recommendation] Stardust (the movie)
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

Rikitiki wrote: Yes, wonderful movie: loved it myself. Suggestion - instead of the whole "kill a 'normie-from-Wall' on the other-side to balance things; which, of course, would have complications for players thinking one of them must be sacrificed - their quest could be simply to take the body-from...
by Stainless
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8015 Castle Keepers Guide
Replies: 558
Views: 145760

The only info. so far (via the Facebook/Youtube videos) is that they intend it to be a 2010 release.
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by Stainless
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: [Recommendation] Stardust (the movie)
Replies: 16
Views: 1184

[Recommendation] Stardust (the movie)

<r>I recently watched the movie "Stardust" (<URL url="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486655/">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486655/</URL>) as my regular Sat. evening movie with my wife. I didn't know anything about it but had happened upon the trailer on my DVD rental company's web site, so I thought I...
by Stainless
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Finally!!
Replies: 21
Views: 0

It's amazing how much a good group is worth. I keep thinking that if I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd stay in this sleepy town just because of my Tue. evening gaming group and the Thur. evening wargaming group.
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by Stainless
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: f**k Canada Customs
Replies: 10
Views: 763

<t>Hey, it is Thunder Bay after all (joke! )<br/> <br/> Man, reading that gave me high blood pressure. I've had similar encounters in the UK. When I moved here and shipped my stuff from Australia, they made me pay import duty on all my personal music CDs (stuff I'd had for years). There was no optio...
by Stainless
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Aihdre: After Winter's Dark Folio shipping charges to UK
Replies: 0
Views: 574

Aihdre: After Winter's Dark Folio shipping charges to UK

<t>I wish to take advantage of the "Aihdre: After Winter's Dark Folio" discount, but when I go to PayPal and enter my location as UK, it tells me the postal charges are $0.00.<br/> <br/> Thus, how should us overseas buyers go about this?<br/> <br/> Also, to anyone who has purchased direct from TLG a...
by Stainless
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Add your voice to the C&C love on RPG.net
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Add your voice to the C&C love on RPG.net

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=496369
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by Stainless
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roll a 20 your first day or you'll end up as someone's b*tch
Replies: 13
Views: 755

What Treebore said.
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by Stainless
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Dragon Age
Replies: 205
Views: 23841

<t>Forgive me but isn't the dice mechanic somewhat odd?<br/> <br/> If I understand correctly;<br/> <br/> You roll 3d6 plus mods to reach a target number.<br/> <br/> One of the dice is the Dragon Die that tells you how well you succeeded (should the TN be met).<br/> <br/> But since the Dragon Die con...
by Stainless
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: This is ... is...
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

<r><URL url="http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/21/hp-molds-itself-an-entry-into-the-3d-printer-market/"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/21/hp-m ... er-market/">http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/21/hp-molds-itself-an-entry-into-the-3d-printer-market/</LINK_TEXT></URL><br/> ______________...
by Stainless
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Can We Share Our Hobby?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Omote wrote: Spread the word to any youngsters you know, particularly ones who are playing the computer versions of these game. Spread the word to youngsters who are in your family. Beyond that, never hold back talling anybody your hobbies when the topic comes up. Family, friends, everybody. A stea...
by Stainless
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Whats New? Whats Good?
Replies: 38
Views: 5342

<r>As a related note here, Mongoose Publishing, which has been around for a few years and has been growing recently (largely due to the Traveller line, their biggest seller), has just laid off two of their full-time employees (Gareth Hanrahan and Richard Ford) with very little notice to them.<br/> <...
by Stainless
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Can We Share Our Hobby?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

<t>You have to be the right person for this and in the right neighbourhood.<br/> <br/> See if there is a local youth club, the type of thing run by councils and/or church groups to provide entertainment for teenagers in an attempt to keep them off the street and up to mischief. Volunteer yourself to...
by Stainless
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Dragon Age
Replies: 205
Views: 23841

concobar wrote: If i were going to suggest any video game to a friend it would be Dragon age. Play it on PC if possible. This video game will make who ever plays it a better GM for PnP games. Now that's interesting and the only recommendation I've heard that is slightly convincing to me. I suppose ...
by Stainless
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's your rule for clerics, armor, and somatic spell?
Replies: 19
Views: 1636

<t>As an aside, when I first read "somatic" in the PHB I thought it was a misprint for "somantic", as I thought no-one could seriously use the term in relation to magic, but now I see the somantic is in fact the misprint in the book (page 23, first column, first paragraph, line 4, 4th printing). Bei...