Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Way of the Table - My House Rules

                Greg Barry -   Dungeon Master

1:  Initiative
·        settled by 1D6, one for the party, one for the opponents
·        Ties occur Simultaneously

2: Casting Time
·        For the most part, any casting time longer than 3 segments happen at the end of the round and any longer than 7 Segments happen the beginning of the next round if they win initiative.

3: Ability Checks
·        Any Checks against Stats will be made by 4D6, you must roll under your stat to succeed, dice will be added or subtracted based on the complexity of the goal

4: Magic user can Detect, and read magic instantaneously, no spells needed for this

5: If you roll a natural 20, reroll
1  -  5
Normal Damage
6  -  10
Max Damage
11-15
Double Damage
16 - 19
Triple all Damage
20
Death blow  -  Enemy  reduces PCs to Zero HP

6:  If you roll a natural 1, reroll
20
No Penalty
11-19
Loss the next attack
6-10
Lost Weapon, can recover weapon
2-5
Lost Weapon, free attack on you, may not find weapon (20 %)
1    <  75%
Weapon Broke, save for magic weapon
1    >  76%
Hit Party Member  for Max Damage

From The Dungeon Master's Guide, 1st Edition

“It is the spirit of the game, not the letter of the rules, which is important. Never hold to the letter written, nor allow some barracks room lawyer to force quotations from the rule book upon you, if it goes against the obvious intent of the game.... You are creator and final arbiter. 
By ordering things as they should be, the game as a whole first, your campaign next, and your participants thereafter, you will be playing ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS as it was meant to be.”


Monday, August 1, 2016

RPGaDay 2016

RPGaDay 2016

I will be updating this page every day throughout August about this



August 1

How do you Prefer to Roll ? I prefer to roll dice... nothing feels better than actual dice


Yep putting together another page to update my Dice purchases... coming soon
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August 2

At GaryCon - During Pizza TOON - Dancing with Doughnuts at the end !!! Tribute to a Friend
Dancing With Donuts Video

Back Story: Pizza TOON was originally written for a Con in New Jersey and featured all the People who were at that Con as well of as other Conventions such as the Star Trac Con with Newkirk and Oldkirk

A few of the players signed away their life to sell Amwait

I had planned on Honoring a longtime Friend who introduced us to the fine art of Donuts Dancing when we would gather... this because such a ritual when at cons and anytime we got together... 

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August 3

Proud Character Moment Orc in Minions at GaryCon, having to recruit victims to come to the Lich's Lair.


My Orc had to put on a Wizards Robe and pretend to be human and enter a tavern to convince groups of adventures to go to a dungeon where there is lots of gold

I was informed by my lich master that I was to get adventurers that were not too powerful but powerful enough, just enough to make it challenging... I had a great time playing a groveling uppity orc 
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August 4

Most impressive -TOON, a 7 Year old girl and during a race, her father stretched his legs, used a pair of scissors to chop them off

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August 5

... Group Stories, walk into a room, 3 of us cast Fireball at the same time, 35 HD ttl. room collapses and the floor above it
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August 6

#RPGaDAY - I got nothing for Most amazing thing your gaming group has done for the community
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August 7

Biggest aspect of RPG influence, Reading and self teaching from books, 2 things I do very well
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August 8

Hard soft or PDF? I know where find info in books quick, impressive to drop original books on a table
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August 9

9 Beyond the game, Ideal Session-Preferably people who like to hang out together outside of the game...

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August 10

10 Biggest in game surprise ? As the GM, I cannot offer that information, that would be "insane"

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August 11

11 Biggest Influence... Mark Cordoba and Steve Kartensen.. both pushed me to be that much more creative

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August 12

12 Game most likely to play next - - Firefly RPG once we finish our AD&D 1st Ed dungeon crawl session


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August 13

13 campaign success? -Multiple story arcs, several lines affecting many outcomes, epic quests. NPCs, Good villains or allies


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August 14

14...Dream team to game with...Mark Córdoba, Steve Kartensen, Shaun Nelson, Fog, Big Tony and 3 women


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August 15

15 inspirations I find them everywhere and anywhere, word, book, obscure movie...trivial conversations, little used charts


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August 19

19 Best way 2 Learn RPG - Roll up a new character, see the options, what Armor/Combat is, then spell system


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August 20

20 Most Challenging and rewarding Game to learn, Dangerous Journeys..not quite the Hack and slash, many layers that can be played




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August 22

22 Random Game events keep occurring... TOON, there are always random running gags, D&D, same antagonist shows up from time to time


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August 23

Best Worst Luck Story... Elven Ranger killed 2 party members in the same dungeon 3 fights apart from each other



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August 24

24 - Game Most likely to give others - AD&D 1st edition Players Handbook




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August 28

28 Most Surprising thing friend has not seen or read - The Sword and the Sorcerer or Beast master



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August 29

29 if you could Game anywhere Lake Geneva, Wisconsin... either in March(GaryCon) or when the memorial is completed(If it ever is)



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