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TheAuldGrump

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    Newb Question about DnD..

    Not exactly - a lot more sequential than that, where the 'clue' is a two by four against the noggin, pointing to the next module. Not my favorite, even of Mr. Gygax's adventures. (In my opinion his two best were Village of Homlett and Keep on the Borderlands. Both excellent early sandboxes.) Rereading Hall... my goodness, he was fond of UEA.* The Auld Grump * UnExplained Acronyms... EHP'SS instead of Evil High Priestess being an egregious example....
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    Newb Question about DnD..

    I was more amused by the 5' wide secret passage.... (Even in AD&D1 - that would be a tight fit.) Reading through G3... I remember why I was never that impressed with the G series, aside from Steading. There just is not much meat to the adventures. The Auld Grump - if I recall properly there were also a 5' wide secret passages in the giant ruins for Eberron - but they were used by the Medium sized slaves....
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    Newb Question about DnD..

    Looking at Hall of the Fire Giant King right now - those are definitely 20' passages. With a secret passage that looks to be 5' wide.... (Half a square.) The Auld Grump
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    Newb Question about DnD..

    Pretty sure that the halls used to be 20' to begin with - 10' per square being the standard, way back when, and the halls being two squares wide. (Which doesn't meant that WotC didn't neglect to update the scale, and just assumed 5' squares....) The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Dont you hate it when this happens?
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    Newb Question about DnD..

    One of the reasons for the change is logistic - as miniatures switch from tin and lead to plastics, which makes it easier to make, paint, and handle the larger figures. A Reaper example - the Fire Giant Jailer is a Huge figure. Fire giants in Pathfinder are Large. So, for the NPC giant I was painting it for I added the Jotunblood template from Advanced Bestiary - which increases the size, as well as giving special abilities. The Auld Grump
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    Happy Birthday Sandra Garrity!

    Happy birthday! The Auld Grump (Still my favorite of the Reaper sculptors. )
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    3d Printing?

    Look to see if there are any available for use in your local area - the local library has one for free, the user paying the cost for the plastic. The Auld Grump
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    Best Version of DnD?

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  10. I ordered Pirates in an Adventure With Some Scientists, for Brigid. Megan seems to doubt my excellent excuse. (Hey! Her middle name is Danger - Piracy should be among the career paths available!) The Auld Grump - it had me at Aardman.
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    Best Version of DnD?

    Welp, on DM's Guild someone has the Murder Hobo class for 5e.... It was only a matter of time. The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    In a call of Cthulhu 1930s game, the cult of Cthugha had it's altar in the old garbage dump. They needed a fire that had been burning for a hundred years, and never extinguished in that time.... The entire city would have become their sacrifice. The Auld Grump - another possibility would have been a coal mine fire in Pennsylvania that has been burning for about 150 years, now....
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    And the party had to go visit the messenger in the hospital - someone had beaten the tar out of him, grabbed his obvious messenger pouch, and missed the secret pouch holding the actual message. *EDIT* Even Cure Light Wounds is expensive when you are a 1st level Expert... the party cleric healed him, and the party paid off his medical bill. The Urban Ranger and the Vigilante tracked the gang down, and beat the tar out of them, in turn. And found out that the gang had been hired to waylay their messenger. The Auld Grump - the group knows that the watch can't be trusted - because it was in the message from the other group.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Working on this week's portion of the Regency Space game, switching sslloowwllyy to the format from Razor Coast. I was a lot further ahead, until the party split in two, This group is trying to follow the cult of The Yellow King in the capitol. In game, it took six months for the message to go from the star jammers to the intrigue group - communication is only as fast as a messenger ship can go.... The Auld Grump - Duncan's vigilante wants to infiltrate the cult - this could go badly, and I think that he has forgotten the tattoos....
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I think I may stick this on Megan's GM screen while she isn't looking.... The Auld Grump - you had to have been there....
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ran into some WOOF propaganda on Facebook - The Auld Grump Not exactly.... *EDIT* Spoilered, because... uhm, yeah... The Auld Grump
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    Happy Birthday OneBoot

    [Ed Sullivan]Happy Birthday One Boot, we have a really big shoe tonight, folks.[/Ed Sullivan] The Auld Grump - the ever diminishing pool of people that remember Ed Sullivan....
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    There is a rather good Swedish computer game titled A Machine for Pigs... I will let your mind dwell on what it may be about. The Auld Grump
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The Romans had an industrial secret - how to remove the tiny quantity of silver from the much greater yield of lead coming in the exact same veins. To keep it secret - they never let the silver purification take place on Britain, instead shipping the large pigs of lead to Rome.... That small trace of silver being worth far more than the lead it was alloyed with by nature. The Auld Grump - part of the reason Rome used lead in plumbing was that they had it as a massive industrial byproduct.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    First session with the second Regency Space party - some weird characters, mostly built around something that the scenarios aren't necessarily about. Occultist and Mesmerist seeing play for the first time - and Jon is playing an Urban Ranger instead of a barbarian. Also in the party is a Scout type Rogue and a Vigilante. The only standard character is Julie's Cleric. Once again, no blasty spell casters and no heavily armored tanks. The Vigilante is the younger brother of Duncan's swashbuckler, and is lesser nobility. (If Dunc's older character ends up dead then the Vigilante inherits.) I think people are grabbing odd choices because Pathfinder 1 is being ended. Current plan is about one month with this group, followed by about a month with the first group, then back to this one - alternating as each scenario is finished. Starting the urban group at the same level as the star faring group. And... it is this urban group that is most likely to interact with both Worm Guy and the Royal Family. The Auld Grump - my fingers had added an extraneous T to star faring.... In space, no one can hear you, uhm... nevermind, it was the dog. Here's those essay questions that you were asking for on lead and silver mining in Roman Britain. Why did you want them, anyway? The Auld Grump - I actually do find the topic fascinating, but the way people's eyes glaze when you start describing the transport of lead pigs is discouraging....
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Thanks! I thought that I recognized Aardman's style! Need to add that to the Pirate shelf. The Auld Grump - doesn't everybody have a shelf for pirate movies?
  22. Don't worry - soon it will be *rolls randomly* Spongebob Squarepants. The Auld Grump
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    One of the things we have noticed is that when PF1 was in Beta there was a lot of online chatter about it, and not just on the Paizo site. The chatter for PF2, on most online sites, aside from the Paizo one, reads a lot like this one - people saying that it is not for them. The Auld Grump
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    Three weeks ago, She Who Should Be Listened To* gave me an ultimatum - no more PF2 Playtests. And I in no way disagree with her - frustration was outweighing enjoyment by several fold. We had finished playing a full session twice. The rest of the time... we ended the game early - and several times too many people called out to hold a session at all. The surveys always seemed to ask the wrong danged questions - and never included the most important one - Does This Change Make The Game Better? Megan and I played the PF1 playtest together - it felt like the game was going somewhere that the group would enjoy - each session of testing building toward a goal that we wanted. PF2... not at all. We felt like our opinions were being ignored - simply because the questions that most needed answering were never asked. Sometimes... they needed an Essay Question. The Auld Grump *My apologies to the Honorable Rumpole of the Old Bailey.
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    I think my group is done with PF2, and it is not even out yet. There is a broad dislike of the game, for many, many reasons - with the biggest recurring complaint being the feat system being tied to what your species can do - rather than saying Dwarfs can do this you build your dwarf as feat slots become available. That the game designers are sticking so hard to their guns on the core changes - and that those core changes are also the worst problems - does not fill me with confidence. A thread on the Paizo forums about losing faith with Paizo, and Paizo acting in bad faith was widely shouted down, but I found myself agreeing with every point, to one degree or another. This is a road we will not be taking, and I very much suspect that my group is in the majority. Paizo is fumbling the Profession [Game Designer] roll, in the same way WotC fumbled their Profession [Marketing] roll - they are not listening, or are spinning what they are hearing to fit their own inclinations. I think PF2 is doomed, and may drag Paizo with it. Our dislike of the game has not decreased, but has instead been waxing larger. The Auld Grump
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