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3 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

I went to an all girls Catholic school.

 

We had a D&D club in the school.

 

Spelljammer ROCKED!

 

No, Grump has never seen me in the little plaid skirt! ::P:

Similar situation with me. Early to mid-80s, all boy Catholic school (the kind that still had friars and priests still living on the school grounds). Also had a D&D club. Though because of bus schedules, I couldn't attend.

 

Though I did get my first contact with AD&D 1st edition from other boys playing during lunch hour. I very much remember the AD&D Monster Manual.

 

1989, when I went to a new college, is where I got properly introduced to a game club. Some of the best years of my life (though not academically).

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11 hours ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

 

"Demons are out to destroy you... and your husband needs to understand that."

Dang, I guess I'm doing it wrong. I've been playing online games with elements of witchcraft and the weirdest stuff that has happened in my house has been cat induced. Weird little freaks. 

 

Maybe I should start preparing my soups in a cauldron over an open flame...

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 On the other side of the coin the last D'n'D game I was in the GM was profiling the players for recruitment into his cult ... it all started off normal enough but got kinda weird till I put my foot down ... the champagne died out but turned out my romemate (also in the game) was recruited into the cult , and they tried to recruit me ... into their satanic worship cult ... I rejected them and came under all kinds of attacks , theft - computer hacked and killed - vandalism - the list is long and ugly and continued for years ... 

 

 I don't blame a game , people chose to do what thay did ... and some people will try to use a game, or hypnotic regression,  or all kinds of shenanigans to manipulate and bamboozle you ... 

 

 It's was a weird thing to go through and I wish it on no other ... but every once in a wile the world will show its ugly side.

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I have only met two Satanist gamers - where Satanist is properly spelled 'P-O-S-E-R-S'. (Modivation - 'we wanna get lllaaaiiiddd!'

 

The Auld Grump - really, one of them was named 'Woody'....

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1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

I have only met two Satanist gamers - where Satanist is properly spelled 'P-O-S-E-R-S'. (Modivation - 'we wanna get lllaaaiiiddd!'

 

The Auld Grump - really, one of them was named 'Woody'....

When even Satanists can't get satanism right, what hope does D&D have?

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So last month the new D&D book came out. It had many monsters. And one of them was the Giff.

giff.jpg.b18a66a5375c55c7ada4598f716ca3c7.jpg It has since been announced that WotC will be reintroducing some old classic settings for D&D 5th edition.

Anyone feel like guessing what at least one of those settings can be? To my remembrance, the Giff only appeared in ONE setting.

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12 minutes ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

So last month the new D&D book came out. It had many monsters. And one of them was the Giff.

giff.jpg.b18a66a5375c55c7ada4598f716ca3c7.jpg It has since been announced that WotC will be reintroducing some old classic settings for D&D 5th edition.

Anyone feel like guessing what at least one of those settings can be? To my remembrance, the Giff only appeared in ONE setting.

Megan will be happy. ::):

 

She's enjoying my Regency Space game, but tells me that I completely missed the point of Spelljammer.

 

The Auld Grump

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Happy for Spelljammer.

 

Though cautious at the needless changes they might bring.

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1 hour ago, Cranky Dog said:

Happy for Spelljammer.

 

Though cautious at the needless changes they might bring.

Spelljammer - as directed by Zack Snyder....

 

The Auld Grump - I think Regency Space is closer to Spelljammer as directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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30 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Spelljammer - as directed by Zack Snyder....

 

The Auld Grump - I think Regency Space is closer to Spelljammer as directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Zack Snyder. Soooo daaaaaark, even under direct sunlight (good times for the undead). And the faster something is, the slower we will actually see it move (there goes arrows and the Haste spell).

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But I'd be willing to bet that Joss Whedon could run a great Spelljammer game...

 

Maybe they can share GMing duties? That'll work, right?

 

The Auld Grump

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Having had a very young GM read Tegel Manor and tell me 'it's not very good' - I was at least able to tell her 'Use the map, Sam, Use the map!'

 

tegelmanor.jpg

A sentiment echoed in the Grognardia review (Pretty sure it was the map I fell in love with, back in '77 - I still think that map is beautiful.)

 

The Auld Grump

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1 hour ago, Cranky Dog said:

Zack Snyder. Soooo daaaaaark, even under direct sunlight (good times for the undead). And the faster something is, the slower we will actually see it move (there goes arrows and the Haste spell).

And the fight scenes are all kind of very samey with little more than blunt punches, kicks and weapon attacks and no creativity in power use.

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Utterly predictable - I went and purchased Village Book 1 from RPGNow.... (The nostalgia... overwhelming!)

 

Wow, those maps really have aged well. I think I will be using the very first map in that book really soon....

 

The Auld Grump

 

 

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7 hours ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

So last month the new D&D book came out. It had many monsters. And one of them was the Giff.

giff.jpg.b18a66a5375c55c7ada4598f716ca3c7.jpg It has since been announced that WotC will be reintroducing some old classic settings for D&D 5th edition.

Anyone feel like guessing what at least one of those settings can be? To my remembrance, the Giff only appeared in ONE setting.

 

This makes me incredibly happy. Not for Spelljammer specifically, but because I can guarantee that Planescape will be getting a rerelease if they're doing this. When I was regularly listening to the Dragon Talk podcast Chris Perkins and Jeremy Crawford both have brought it up and seemed to want to do it. They've also mentioned that it's one of the settings that more people have said they wanted a new version of.

 

Also, gimme a new Dark Sun. Which also means gimme new Psionics...

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