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by Gringnr
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: [Let's Read] Zweihander Player's Handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Re: [Let's Read] Zweihander Player's Handbook

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by Gringnr
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: [Let's Read] Zweihander Player's Handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Re: [Let's Read] Zweihander Player's Handbook

[/b]TABLE OF CONTENTS, DESIGNER'S NOTES, CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER 2: HOW TO PLAY[/b] First off, I want to say thank you for your patience. I know it's been a minute. Upon further reading, it becomes clearer and clearer that the new presentation is, well, clearer. The fonts are bolded in m...
by Gringnr
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: [Let's Read] Zweihander Player's Handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

[Let's Read] Zweihander Player's Handbook

THIS READ-THROUGH IS FOR THE ZWEIHANDER PLAYER'S HANDBOOK, FROM ANDREWS MCMEEL UNIVERSAL PUBLISHING. FULL DISCLOSURE: I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THIS BOOK BY ITS AUTHOR Well, hello!. It's been a minute. How y'all been? So, I have been meaning to get around to this for a while. I've had this book for a f...
by Gringnr
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Rgr, I should have easily picked up the inquisitor as the witch hunter . Heck, the artwork for the profession is the same as that when witch hunter is mentioned ... I guess I'm not that bright ... Godsworn ... It isn't as straight a line on that one. You have to have divine magic to qualify. Howeve...
by Gringnr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Okay, I think Witch Hunter is "Inquisitor", pg. 168, and I think the Paladins are the "Godsworn", pg. 159.
by Gringnr
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Sorry for the late response, let me get back to you on that, in the next day or two. Cool?
by Gringnr
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

thanks for posting all this info too Went ahead and got it as you were doing your write ups - couldn't resist it at least not the PDF Again great book, but I think I'd limit some of it (if I ever get to run it) Like the new perfusions etc (some of them) and new equipment (to a limit). and love the ...
by Gringnr
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Tunnels & Trolls 5th Edition compact paperbacks cheap
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Re: Tunnels & Trolls 5th Edition compact paperbacks cheap

I've never tried T&T but remember seeing their stuff at the local hobby shop in the early '80s. How different is it from D&D or C&C? I'll try to explain, specifically using the 5th Edition. 6-8 Stats depending on edition. Stats are 3d6 rolled in order. Most editions are compatible with or without m...
by Gringnr
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Tunnels & Trolls 5th Edition compact paperbacks cheap
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Tunnels & Trolls 5th Edition compact paperbacks cheap

Looks like the staff at Flying Buffalo found a bunch of copies of the out-of-print 5th Edition paperback of T&T. They're selling them for ten bucks each. They are also offering four solo gamebooks for 5 bucks apiece. Each gamebook has two adventures. Add 5 bucks for US Shipping, or 20 overseas. Thes...
by Gringnr
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Nice review, thanks. Are the conspiracy rules tied to the system, or are they useful for C&C as is? There are a few of things that tie it to Zweihander's system, though not inextricably by any means. They are: -The Investigator Profession's "True Detective" Trait confers additional benefits here, a...
by Gringnr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 9: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARIE There's Something About Marie is the adventure included in the Main Gauche book. As with A Bitter Harves, the adventure fro the Core Rulebook, There's Something About Marie was originally a fan-made, contest-winning module for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd ...
by Gringnr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 8: LIBER OBSCURUS Chapter 9 is all about Conspiracies. How to write them, how to run them, and what to do when your players do the unexpected. It combines ideas for running a very particular kind of adventure with some general, all-purpose GMing tips. Conspiracies can be used to add more na...
by Gringnr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 7: LIBER MALUS (CONTINUED) Thanks for your patience, everyone. Chapter 7 continues on with the NPC Creator, a step-by-step guide for creating fully fleshed out and well-balanced, custom NPCs, using the same format as the Creature Creator. There are fourteen Steps in this process, compared t...
by Gringnr
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 7: LIBER MALUM Chapter 7 of Main Gauche is an interesting and ambitious undertaking: the Liber Malus, which presents the Creature Creator, as well as the Non-P{layer Character Creator. At 60 pages, this could easily have been a separate supplement. It shows GMs how to design Creatures and N...
by Gringnr
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

The next Chapter is the second-longest in the book, and probably the longest set of NPC creation rules I've seen in any game. Does that pique your interest? Because it damn sure does mine. That's a deal breaker for me. I'm very much a rules lite kind of guy these days. NPCs in C&C modules are too d...
by Gringnr
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 6: LIBER UMBRARUM (THE RE-CONTINUING) Having detailed the various Spells that can be gained, at one's own peril, from consorting with Daemons, Chapter 6 moves on to Rituals. Rituals, you may remember, are a form of Magick that can be performed by anyone with the knowledge, material, time an...
by Gringnr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Now, let's see, where was I? Oh, yes, Chapter 6: Liber Umbrarum. I was just about to get into the Spells. I'll run down each of the Daemons listed in this Chapter. I will follow that with a brief description of that Daemon's nature, and give a couple of examples of what their Spells can do. The Spel...
by Gringnr
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wayne's Books 15% off through Cyber Monday
Replies: 0
Views: 5358

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by Gringnr
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 6: LIBER UMBRARUM In Chapter 5, we learned about Daemons, and the general danger and uncertainty of dealing with them. But we also learned a bit about what they can do for you. But wait, there's more! As stated previously, there is a whole new tradition of Magick available via Daemonic patr...
by Gringnr
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 5: LIBER DAEMONIUM This Chapter is like one of those "friends" who tells you what a bad idea something is, then proceeds to show you how to do that very thing. It's about Daemons. But, more specifically, it's about how your Character can gain Daemonic Patronage, and with it, gifts of forbid...
by Gringnr
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 4: LIBER ALCHEMIAE (CONTINUED) So, where was I? Oh, yeah, I was getting into the different ways in which Characters can make stuff into other, cooler, yet possibly probably more dangerous stuff. We have only touched on a couple so far, Aetheric Fluid and Decoctions. But there's more, so muc...
by Gringnr
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Having slept on this, I feel I also need to walk back my somewhat minor issues with the Dice Poker mechanic (I sure am getting my exercise walking stuff back). I have a player who is very literal. He sometimes has difficulties with abstraction in RPG rules. I think I'm doing the opposite here. I'm l...
by Gringnr
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 4: LIBER ALCHEMIAE At long last, I have made time to write up Main Gauche's fourth Chapter. This one is all about how you can achieve corruption, disfigurement and death better living through chemistry! Or Wytch-science, take your pick. This chapter expands upon ideas from the Zweihander co...
by Gringnr
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Zweihänder Revised Core Rulebook read-through
Replies: 32
Views: 10351

Re: Zweihänder Revised Core Rulebook read-through

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by Gringnr
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 3: LIBER VEHICULORUM(CONTINUED... AGAIN Okay, so, looking up, we see that I was partway through explaining the procedure for Vehicle Combat. I was in the midst of discussing Step 2: Make The Attack. I just explained the rules for one kind of Attack, a Vehicle-To-Vehicle Strike. That is, an ...
by Gringnr
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 3: LIBER VEHICULORUM The third chapter of Main Gauche is all about Vehicles, both mechanical and animal. Now, both of these things were touched upon very briefly in the main book. But only in Price Lists and in the Chase Rules. And, while both of these are useful pieces of information to ha...
by Gringnr
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

One thing I think I should have mentioned in my last post... one of the new Weapom Qualities in "Wytchfire". Wytchfire can be made from Wytchstone essence. And while this was touched on in the main rulebook, including the possibility of using it for weapoms, the idea is explored in much greater deta...
by Gringnr
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 2: LIBER ARMORUM Chapter 2 is an expansion on the ideas contained in the core book's 7th Chapter, "Trappings". It isn't very long, 18 pages actually. But, unsurprisingly, it's packed to the gills. It begins with "Settlements & Availability", which describes the three basic types (and sizes)...
by Gringnr
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10584

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

CHAPTER 1: LIBER MORTALUM The Zweihander core book had nearly 120 Professions. In Zweihander, your Character will have a randomly rolled Archetype (a sort of broad class, e.g., Academic, Warrior, Socialite, etc.), and then, from within that Archetype, a Profession will also be randomly rolled. Ther...
by Gringnr
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Zweihänder Revised Core Rulebook read-through
Replies: 32
Views: 10351

Re: Zweihänder Revised Core Rulebook read-through

Forgot to thank you for your final posts on the book They have been a great help as I did my own read through (well fly over mostly) of the rules. Unfortunately, the game I've started running is an Amazing Adventure version of the Old 2e Masque of the Red Death, so I'm not going to get to try the g...