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by serendipitous
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: help with encounter design: tunnels leading between Big Bad areas (Frozen South spoilers, if you are one of my players)
Replies: 4
Views: 9565

Re: help with encounter design: tunnels leading between Big Bad areas (Frozen South spoilers, if you are one of my playe

Okay, here's other ideas Raven_Crowking gave me ... Taking from Fence's Fortuitous Folly: What you want to look at is a structure that the players understand, with consequences they understand, and mini-encounters that are decision points affecting the whole of the sequence. Goon: (1) There is alway...
by serendipitous
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Magician cover of the core rulebook
Replies: 4
Views: 7565

Re: Magician cover of the core rulebook

That's so gorgeous. Thx for sharing.
by serendipitous
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth
Replies: 40
Views: 77344

Re: Dying Earth

For the curious: yes, they are going for inclusive language and elimination of "he" as the default pronoun. :) Hurrah!
by serendipitous
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Just started Jack Vance's Dying Earth
Replies: 11
Views: 37597

Re: Just started Jack Vance's Dying Earth

billolmesdahl wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:44 am I've always felt the two Cugel novels are the best in the Dying Earth series. They're all good, but I'd probably have a new reader go to Eyes of the Overworld before any of the other novels.
Thanks for this rec -- I'm hoping to start my Vance reading this week. :)
by serendipitous
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: DCC Dying Earth
Topic: Dying Earth
Replies: 40
Views: 77344

Re: Dying Earth

The Dying Earth kickstarter does look pretty fab. I'm crossing my fingers that Dying Earth won't write women players & judges out of the rulebook, and will have alternating-gendered pronouns, or at least gender-neutral. Anybody know? Thanks in advance. ETA -- looking over the Dying Earth sample ...
by serendipitous
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: Endgame
Replies: 2
Views: 6116

Re: Endgame

Exciting times today in my PbP that's been going for almost two years. My seven Players have reached the bottom of a megadungeon they've been in for six months and are dealing with terrible threat to the world that they learned about early on in their adventures. They recently recovered a magical w...
by serendipitous
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patron writeup: Druna, the Silver Goddess of the Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 10130

Re: Patron writeup: Druna, the Silver Goddess of the Moon

Totally tangential, but my eight year old son is a big fan of a short graphic novel series, the first of which is called The Boy Witch. It's about a society where females are expected to become witches and males are expected to become shapeshifters. I read it, and it's good. Definitely for kids but...
by serendipitous
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patron writeup: Druna, the Silver Goddess of the Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 10130

Re: Patron writeup: Druna, the Silver Goddess of the Moon

Fair enough. However, I think you misread: "Males cannot be clerics of Druna, though they may still become witches and serve her in other ways." The limit was on being a priestess, not on taking her as a patron or becoming a witch. I am so sorry for my mis-read! My apologies. I appreciate...
by serendipitous
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patron writeup: Druna, the Silver Goddess of the Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 10130

Re: Patron writeup: Druna, the Silver Goddess of the Moon

... (It's PWYW on drivethru, but we really intend this to be free, so please download it for free; but if you think we did a good job, we'd appreciate the tip) Radical revision: I seem to have misread the original, and had understood that only male PCs could take on Druna as a patron. My sincere ap...
by serendipitous
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patron writeup: Druna, the Silver Goddess of the Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 10130

Re: Patron writeup: Druna, the Silver Goddess of the Moon

Thanks for sharing this! Cool flavor: potentiality, transformation, silence & stillness ... off to look at it.
by serendipitous
Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: New Spells?
Replies: 9
Views: 20622

Re: New Spells?

oops. double post. won't let me delete.
by serendipitous
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: New Spells?
Replies: 9
Views: 20622

Re: New Spells?

Zombie Thread! You have been warned! Bumping it because, first, the chaos in my life has reached the sort of awesome magnitude that portends imminent Doom and Destruction and a best-case outcome of several weeks of everything being salvaged by surviving neighbors and great-hearted international volu...
by serendipitous
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Road Crew 2021 Poster: Okay, here's my best guess.
Replies: 2
Views: 11519

Re: Road Crew 2021 Poster: Okay, here's my best guess.

Thanks! I sent a note. Their reply was brief in the extreme, and nobody's answering my follow-ups. :/

Really, though: thanks!
by serendipitous
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: help with encounter design: tunnels leading between Big Bad areas (Frozen South spoilers, if you are one of my players)
Replies: 4
Views: 9565

Re: help with encounter design: tunnels leading between Big Bad areas (Frozen South spoilers, if you are one of my playe

@RavenCrowking: thank you so much! and for your help on the Reddit. Okay if I copy your further ideas here for other folks to see? I'm off to employ your suggestions, and will (Lord willing & the creek don't rise) report back. ETA: For those interested, "The Fence's Fortuitous Folly" r...
by serendipitous
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Happy Father's Day!
Replies: 4
Views: 9845

Re: Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to you! Man, your Father's Day entry is so cool. thanks!
by serendipitous
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy Father's Day to all y'all dads, Official and Otherwise
Replies: 1
Views: 5260

Happy Father's Day to all y'all dads, Official and Otherwise

Happy Father's Day to the guys out there. Whether you have official kids, or whether your awesome guy mentoring takes some other form: thanks. I am hoping your rolls are luck ones. :)
by serendipitous
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: help with encounter design: tunnels leading between Big Bad areas (Frozen South spoilers, if you are one of my players)
Replies: 4
Views: 9565

help with encounter design: tunnels leading between Big Bad areas (Frozen South spoilers, if you are one of my players)

I'm cross-posting this from Reddit, in case any of y'all don't see it there. I'm having brain freeze for the next chunk of my campaign, and would be grateful for ideas. At the moment, my level-3 PCs (7 of them) have just entered a tunnel system and are headed toward a Big Bad Goon type. I may cross-...
by serendipitous
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Road Crew 2021 Poster: Okay, here's my best guess.
Replies: 2
Views: 11519

Road Crew 2021 Poster: Okay, here's my best guess.

Since absolutely no one has taken a stab at "why". Here's my best guess: The artist finds attractive female bodies arousing & orienting. So we have three female bodies who are basically 2-dimensional blow-up dolls: grabbable T&A, mouths obligingly frozen wide-open. Goodman Games do...
by serendipitous
Sat May 29, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 26037

Re: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?

In the spirit of @Raven_Crowking's suggestion, almost all the 3rd party folks have swag stickers. The cover of my "table copy" is covered with stickers from Dark Trails, Hobonomicon, etc. If you would like some Thick Skull Adventures stickers just let me know and i'll pop some into snail ...
by serendipitous
Sat May 29, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Word of Command, Lotus Stare = Suicide
Replies: 6
Views: 14974

Re: Word of Command, Lotus Stare = Suicide

Raven_Crowking wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:53 am Last night, "Justify" was used.
andalite5 wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:55 pm I'm curious to know the context of using "Justify" and what that ended up doing.
Me too! Did it work? And what was it?
[insert big-ears emoji here]
by serendipitous
Sat May 29, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Road Crew 2021 Poster: tell me why?
Replies: 8
Views: 10962

Re: Road Crew 2021 Poster: tell me why?

I'm sorry that happened to you and that you feel the need to weaponize your experiences against others' creativity. I hope one day the world can be so sterile and compliant that you'll have nothing left to save us from. All the best. KJ Obrien, thank you for responding to my post. If I'm reading yo...
by serendipitous
Fri May 28, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Laboratory Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 5914

Re: Laboratory Magic

I've recently cooked up the following rules for "Laboratory Magic"; kind of my twist on "ritualized magic" focused on the creation of magic items by alchemist-type characters. My rules are definitely more "dice crunchy" than the basic "roll a d20" action, so ...
by serendipitous
Fri May 28, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Laboratory Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 5914

Re: Laboratory Magic

Reading it now. First thought: thanks for alternating pronoun gender in your text. Great rejoicing!!!
by serendipitous
Mon May 17, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: All things A-R-T related
Topic: Road Crew 2021 Poster: tell me why?
Replies: 8
Views: 10962

Re: Road Crew 2021 Poster: tell me why?

Road Crew 2021. Really, guys? This seems, I don't know, particularly tone-deaf so close in time to #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter? :roll: Well, I've got my bonafides. Been grabbed and forcibly kissed by a guy in a busy airport with plenty of witnesses and nobody interfered, rebuked him or sympathized...
by serendipitous
Mon May 17, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Fifth Edition Fantasy - Adventure Modules
Topic: `How do convert 5e monsters to DCC?
Replies: 5
Views: 16365

Re: `How do convert 5e monsters to DCC?

Does that help? Yes, very much. I'll be going over that explanation to parse it carefully & up my game. Many thanks! ps -- ... If you look at the Men & Magicians section of the core rules ... My older son gender-inclusived my DCC & MCC books for Mother's Day. So mine is People & Mag...

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