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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by ReverendThom » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:27 am

I'm not in. You all have fun worshiping satan without me.
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by ReverendThom » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:27 am

ReverendThom wrote:I'm not in. You all have fun worshiping satan without me.
There it is. :cheese:
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Re: RE: Re: The D&D Thread

Post by UncleBob » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:19 pm

Pepik wrote:
UncleBob wrote:
Pepik wrote:As of last night, we now have an adventure for a group of five or so level 1's, in 5ed. Those on the 'list' start boning up on that free player"s guide, and we need UB to up the ante on recruitment and tentative scheduling. ;)
Sorry. I have been concentrating on family stuff right now.
No worries, I just advanced the timeline by splurging on $9 conversion for an existing printed adventure!
I just paid a mechanic $1100.00 to fix the air conditioning in my wife's Jeep. Ouch.

Which adventure? Hmmm........????
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Re: RE: Re: The D&D Thread

Post by Pepik » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:49 pm

UncleBob wrote:Which adventure? Hmmm........????
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store/pr ... d=LGFG5EBC
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by TNLawPiper » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:43 pm

Say what?

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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by Skip » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:34 pm

Thoth wrote:TOo bad its not 1ed but beggars can't be choosers ( have a soft spot for the forgotten realms and in particular Kara-tur and the Oriental Adventures expansion).

I'm interested but once more details are I'll see if it is logistically feasible (currently at pregnancy defcon 1) .
??? I thought Forgotten Realms was 2ed. I was thinking Greyhawk for 1ed. ???

I've downloaded the client but am unsure of exactly how to proceed from here...
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by Pepik » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:38 pm

Skip wrote:
Thoth wrote:TOo bad its not 1ed but beggars can't be choosers ( have a soft spot for the forgotten realms and in particular Kara-tur and the Oriental Adventures expansion).

I'm interested but once more details are I'll see if it is logistically feasible (currently at pregnancy defcon 1) .
??? I thought Forgotten Realms was 2ed. I was thinking Greyhawk for 1ed. ???

I've downloaded the client but am unsure of exactly how to proceed from here...
I'll contact you separately on the client thing.
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by UncleBob » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:13 pm

Pepik wrote:
Skip wrote:
Thoth wrote:TOo bad its not 1ed but beggars can't be choosers ( have a soft spot for the forgotten realms and in particular Kara-tur and the Oriental Adventures expansion).

I'm interested but once more details are I'll see if it is logistically feasible (currently at pregnancy defcon 1) .
??? I thought Forgotten Realms was 2ed. I was thinking Greyhawk for 1ed. ???

I've downloaded the client but am unsure of exactly how to proceed from here...
I'll contact you separately on the client thing.
I downloaded the demo, just to see if I could get it running. It seems to be working. What's next?
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by tuttle » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:06 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Pepik wrote:
Skip wrote:
Thoth wrote:TOo bad its not 1ed but beggars can't be choosers ( have a soft spot for the forgotten realms and in particular Kara-tur and the Oriental Adventures expansion).

I'm interested but once more details are I'll see if it is logistically feasible (currently at pregnancy defcon 1) .
??? I thought Forgotten Realms was 2ed. I was thinking Greyhawk for 1ed. ???

I've downloaded the client but am unsure of exactly how to proceed from here...
I'll contact you separately on the client thing.
I downloaded the demo, just to see if I could get it running. It seems to be working. What's next?
Ok. Downloaded, set it up for the Mac, and it seems to be okay. Awaiting further instructions.
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by UncleBob » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:40 pm

tuttle wrote:
UncleBob wrote:
Pepik wrote:
Skip wrote:
Thoth wrote:TOo bad its not 1ed but beggars can't be choosers ( have a soft spot for the forgotten realms and in particular Kara-tur and the Oriental Adventures expansion).

I'm interested but once more details are I'll see if it is logistically feasible (currently at pregnancy defcon 1) .
??? I thought Forgotten Realms was 2ed. I was thinking Greyhawk for 1ed. ???

I've downloaded the client but am unsure of exactly how to proceed from here...
I'll contact you separately on the client thing.
I downloaded the demo, just to see if I could get it running. It seems to be working. What's next?
Ok. Downloaded, set it up for the Mac, and it seems to be okay. Awaiting further instructions.
I got to test it a bit with Pepik. He could tell that I don't play video games much. But, it is sweet.
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by Pepik » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:26 am

One thing you can try, to get used to the software mechanics with the User Interface, is follow along with this video. For the real session, you will connect to my instance (Join Game) so you can use the full Player's Handbook I can share with your installation but only when you're connected to mine. In the meantime, use the default limited info set that comes with the demo to learn stuffs.

https://youtu.be/nurEMR4JJeU
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by tuttle » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:37 am

The kids have been asking to play D&D again (I fail often as a father...things like this help me see that I'm not a complete failure) and I've been prepping to run an adventure with them and Jester and his kids. But they can't wait...so in the meantime I had an idea...

I created a little adventure for Christmas. The kids will play "Christmas elves" as their characters (which are just halflings) and are assigned a task by Santa Claus. A naughty goblin named Kulkin has killed a few reindeer and has stolen the Nice list. The task force must recover the Nice list but Kulkin has holed himself up in his house. It's his house and he's going to defend it.

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So I pulled the Home Alone floorplan...

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...and created, more or less, a goblinized version of the Home Alone house they must break into. I've trapped all the rooms with a similar Home Alone-esque flair. I've included a few D&D twists though, with the Christmas tree actually being a needle blight and such. I'm also planning on having Kulkin claim that he hid the list inside a christmas package so that whenever they come across one, they'll open it up. I created a table to determine what's in the box; anything from a dead fish, to a Russian doll within a doll that explodes in a harmless but staining purple powder, even a Mimic. Even though the kids are the good guys, they'll be playing the role of Harry and Marv. With all of the traps and such I'm worried they'll die rather quickly, so I might beef them up a bit, and for sure Mrs Claus will send them along with some magic cocoa and gumdrops which will restore HP when needed. They know it's Christmas themed, but they don't know about the Home Alone twist. I'm curious to see how long it'll take for them to figure it out.
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by tuttle » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:58 pm

Just announced! The new D&D release will be called "Tales From the Yawning Portal" which is essentially a 'best of' album of D&D adventures updated to the newest version. (I assume this will be the first of more to come, but that's just a hunch)

This includes 7 dungeons:

Against the Giants (from AD&D)
Dead in Thay (not sure..I think it was a 5e playtest?)
Forge of Fury (3e)
Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (AD&D)
Sunless Citadel (3e)
Tomb of Horrors (AD&D)
White Plume Mountain (AD&D)

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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by Pepik » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:45 pm

^^^
Now that sounds like good news!

I still want to see Barrier Peaks included in a 5e update - that way they'll have to suck it into FG for me so I don't have to do it.
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by UncleBob » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:27 am

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by Pepik » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:47 am

I saw that this weekend too. Sounds like automation to help out PnP play. We have that already to some extend with the FG client.
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by UncleBob » Mon May 01, 2017 2:19 pm

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by hugodrax » Mon May 01, 2017 2:59 pm

To summoning the Devil?
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by UncleBob » Mon May 01, 2017 3:03 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 2:59 pm
To summoning the Devil?
Nah. Just smoking long, dark cigarettes, reading John Sartre, and rejecting the triune God.
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Re: The D&D Thread

Post by hugodrax » Mon May 01, 2017 3:12 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 3:03 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 2:59 pm
To summoning the Devil?
Nah. Just smoking long, dark cigarettes, reading John Sartre, and rejecting the triune God.
Am I the only one that just got an image of thunk hanging out in front of a Marine barracks smoking long, dark cigarettes, and trying to reject the Triune God while remaining a killing machine?
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