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Author Topic: Under the Hood: OldSchooling 5e: Falling Damage, and Magic  (Read 15273 times)

Voros

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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2017, 10:53:42 PM »
I was referring to his Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate. All I've ever seen you do is spiel the same OSR dogma over and over again.

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« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2017, 02:44:31 PM »
He's theroy crafting.  I think that was fairly clear from his OP.  I love theory crafting.  You don't. Thats fine.  You don't have to read his content if you think you might not be the target audience.

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« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2017, 09:41:58 PM »
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I was referring to his Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate. All I've ever seen you do is spiel the same OSR dogma over and over again.


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I think that Brendan (who does Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate) and Rick Moscatello (the writer of the article in question) are two different people.
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« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2017, 01:49:34 AM »
Ah thanks for the clarification.

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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2017, 06:27:44 PM »
Tomb of Horrors is full of those 1d6 damage traps. The entrance one of the lairs in Keep on the Borderlands has a 1d6 pit traps. His point about 1d6 being a rather different value in AD&D than 5e is entirely correct. Maybe he misread 1e RAW on falling farther than that...but sounds like a lot of people did.

I'm currently trying to run an AD&D-ish game using the 5e rule set. By AD&D-ish, I mean more lethality, more randomness, and gold is XP. My players cried and cried about random spells, so I relented on that front. Of course, 5e has a lot of these magic-using classes that don't have spell books, and that wouldn't really be fair to them.
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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2017, 08:12:41 PM »
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After four decades I think it's fair to say it's no longer a typo, but is now part of the rules.


I think its just willful, possibly smug, ignorance on the part of the later designers. "hur hur hur! Them fighters fall off cliff. Walk away. Gygax so dhum! Me so smaht!"

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« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2017, 08:18:22 PM »
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At least he is producing creative content instead of redundant groupthink 'old school' theorycrafting.


Its kinda the opposite of creative content and creeping towards disinformation at points.