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Messages - Hakdov

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Games were better back when we didn't know or care who the designers were much less their personal life details. 

Maybe they are looking at how well Games Workshop does by just licensing out their rpg and boardgame ip's.   They could close down WotC and let somebody else do all the grunt work for these niche products. 

I count my first real game as Panzerblitz and I got it when I was ten.  Avalon Hill was so influential to me that I bought Magic Realm before D&D because I never heard of this TSR company. 

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Forbidden Lands?
« on: October 03, 2020, 11:41:23 PM »
I had it, skimmed it, meh, sold it.  It sounded much better than it turned out.  Seemed really shallow to me.

Not to put you on the spot, as you mentioned you just skimmed it, but what part of the game play seemed shallow to you? What kind of games in that genre do you not find shallow? Asking because I have been eyeing this product for a while, but have not placed on order yet. Thanks

iirc, a lot of the game is dependent upon rolling up random elements and encounters.  The problem is that the random tables were quite short - like a d20 each and there wasn't very many of them.  Also, there weren't very many monsters or magic items listed in the game.  That's not a lot of randomness to keep a open world, sand box campaign going for very long. You're better off just using the AD&D 1e DMG. 

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Forbidden Lands?
« on: October 02, 2020, 11:10:06 PM »
I had it, skimmed it, meh, sold it.  It sounded much better than it turned out.  Seemed really shallow to me. 

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Games (RPGs) Discussion / Re: Forgotten RPGs
« on: September 30, 2020, 11:28:30 PM »
The most obscure rpg I still own is High Fantasy published in 1981.  The system is kind of weird but it has my favorite solo module of all time in the back.  I recently found out that the author (Jeffrey Dillow who is some kind of scientist) has recently started publishing his own fantasy novels on Amazon.  It's pretty cool that he is still writing after taking like 30 years off.

The easiest solution is to send a list of things you'd like to sell to Noble Knight games.  They'll give you a price and free shipping to them.  I've sold to them several times with no issues. 

I think the correct answer for me is B/X mechanics with my own house rules and inspiration from AD&D.  With that in mind, I just backed the Old-School Essentials: Advanced Fantasy kickstarter. 

Other Games / Video Games: What are you playing?
« on: August 12, 2020, 08:28:05 PM »
Quote from: xarvis;1128991
Just started to play Kingdom Come: Deliverance. I must admit that it was quite a surprise for me to see that it's a very cool game actually.

It's a great medieval simulation game: It takes place in Bohemia after the death of Charles IV and you are playing as a blacksmith's boy – Henry of Skalitz. You are simply trying to survive in a dark war atmosphere. The only problem is it's crawling with bugs and glitches but still, it doesn't spoil the awesome story.

It's both fun and entertaining for me: I wasn't expecting to learn so much about Medieval history and the European culture. Thanks to my Montenegrin passport I have traveled to the Czech Republic multiple times in the past but I must say that the game taught me more about the Bohemian history than my travels. If you are a sucker for medieval simulations for me you should definitely play this game.

KCD is easily the best crpg I've ever played.  It is super hard at first, but once you figure out how to do things you get a real sense of accomplishment.  If you haven't gotten the dlc's, I highly recommend doing so.  They add a lot to the game.  The Woman's Lot dlc in particular is amazing.

Quote from: Sadras;1144484
Lawful stupid runs rampant on sites like those.

EDIT: Apparently advocating for real life mental illnesses to be included in the game is acceptable, but making a suggestion in jest that if one desires such realism then perhaps one could adopt the 1e mechanic where men are stronger than women, that sends progressives into rage, frothing at the mouth, screaming sexism and a threadban.
I imagine the site of a 1e PHB would Turn or (if fortunate) Destroy Progressive.

I got blocked by multiple people on twitter for saying that I agree with the 1e stat modifiers by sex.  Of course I now see the error in my ways.  I now think they don't go nearly far enough.  The female maximum for strength should be applied equally to both sexes for nonhuman races.

Secrets of Blackmoor was very interesting and well worth the watch.

Quote from: Kyle Aaron;1139864
Orcs are evil. Kill orc babies.


Why on earth in this age of companies using Kickstarter for virtually every thing they make (see SJG) would he take on loans and go into debt to publish stuff?  Why not just raise the cash with KS?  Seems really dumb.

Quote from: JeffB;1125043

My only pet peeve- Not really a fan of Peter Bradley's cheesecake art, or his interpretations of classic D&D creatures like Gnomes, Goblins, Kobolds, etc.   I do admire his trying to do things differently, but not digging his execution.

The only art of his I actually like is the cheesecake stuff.  He draws strippers really well.  Everything else, not so much.  And the last time I tried to run C&C, the group made fun of the art.  

They should do a kickstarter for a version with all new art.  They could get the artists that did Hackmaster 4.  I'd also love one done in a manga style. That would be great.

man, if they think OA is problematic...


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