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Sczarni

So, seriously....I'm looking for players...please drop me a line at fkinkade at gmail dot com...

Thanks!

Sczarni

It's a new day...time for another leg o'lamb.....

Sczarni

<roasting a leg of lamb on the fire>

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<popping popcorn>

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<insert shameless self-bump here>

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Kullen wrote:
Wait -- you disagree with a factual observation? Uh, okay, definitely best I be gone.

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Factual <> (or != for you DB2 trained folks out there) Opinion

The original statement was also made based on a rather narrow statement out of many that I had made.

Listen, you play the way you want. I'll play the way I want. I am looking for a certain type of gamer. I am not looking to put anyone down. I'm just stating what *I* am looking for. I fully understand that this may take time to find a good group of folks who match the things I am looking for in a game. I'm an adult, I know this, and I'm ok with it. I'm not going to be group think'd into being PC and accepting anyone else's idea of what is "correct" based off of the chaos of public opinion. This is MY opinion, my game, so, if you don't care for it, tough. Don't email, don't even bother responding. You're simply wasting your own time and energy. Just like I don't bother showing up to your games and your email threads. <shrug>.

If I was *desperate* to game, I could find a game to play with folks fairly quickly who are likely to have an entirely different style than I do, get highly annoyed, and wonder what in the hell I've been doing wasting my time. If that sounds good to you, enjoy yourself while doing it. I don't, and won't.

If you don't like that, so sorry....hope you find the door easily...and best of luck in finding a game that suits you.

There is NO ONE SIZE FITS ALL game or gaming style out there.

Also, you appear to be looking to paint me in a certain light. Perhaps that of one who thinks you are wrong because I disagree. I am not saying that, nor am I that person at all.

And actually, much of the "disagreement" with my post was over my disagreement with what I refer to as "POWER Munchkin" gaming. I mentioned one trick ponies who are good at nothing else, and are as flimsy as cardboard cutouts when put up in the light, ie, one dimensional, no real personality, nothing substantial that makes the player or the party, or myself for that matter, feel like they are dealing with an *individual*, but instead, are left feeling like they are dealing with a "tactic delivery device". If that's the kind of character you enjoy playing, COOL. More power to you. Just not in my game. I never once made mention of min-maxing, or any sort of character ability manipulation. That was inferred (and if I may add, inferred without much in the way of evidence or reasoning, as merriam-webster defines the word), rather than simply asking for a clarification before making such a statement. A statement, which was patently incorrect. Many of my players will actually tell you, I could give a flying f*#% how you come up with your stats. I've even blatantly said "hell, just write them down, but try to make them at least somewhat balanced", rather than rolling or a point buy approach.

There are *plenty* of threads here for you to go and debate to your hearts content with snide little comments about what is right and what is wrong in a game. I don't participate in those.

Rather, I am running a game. At my house. At my expense of time (both mine and my families), and financial input (gaming materials, spacious place to play, electricity, etc). So, therefore, whereas it is not a free-for-all scenario such as a con event or a FLGS scenario, I am very blatantly upfront stating what I want and desire.

So, I'll say it again in large flying flag colors....Sorry if you don't like my opinion...you're welcome to yours...don't feel free to come here and bash me for mine, as I won't bash you for yours...and if you don't LIKE my method of gaming, or looking for players, please, feel free to find the door. I'll even point it out to you.

It's right over there.

If you're not interested, is there really any reason for your input here? Could anything positive come from it? I don't think so.

Now if you are interested, if you are looking for a good story, a fun environment, a GM who is open to innovation and having a great time with you and the other players....my email address is fkinkade at gmail dot com.

Sczarni

Kirth Gersen wrote:
FlynnK wrote:

It is not something where builds really pay off. It's about creating a CHARACTER, having fun, and ROLE PLAYING. I'd say the average game session I run is probably 45% combat, 55% roleplaying.

Just felt the need to point out that these things are not mutually contradictory -- generally, the players who used to come to my games in Houston with the best-optimized characters (or at least who understood what they were doing if they intentionally built a weak experimental character) ALSO got into the roleplaying aspects the most.

That said, I'll bow out of the thread.

Hey Kirth...thanks for bowing out. I couldn't disagree with you more. Have fun with the POWER Munchkins, and I'll enjoy the players I work well with.

Ciao!

Sczarni

I'm in the Houston area, in the NW quadrant up at 290 & 6....and I'm looking to start a Pathfinder game. I've got one gamer so far, so we're ideally looking for I'd say 3-5 more players.

I'm looking to begin the Throne of Night adventure....it looks like a blast!!!

If you're at all interested, contact me fkinkade at gmail dot com...I've been gaming for over thirty years, and love it!

We typically like to play on the weekends...Saturday's or Sundays. Although I'm willing to do an every other week campaign, I find that if you or the group as a whole miss one session, you miss out on ALOT of time between sessions.

Also, I should note, I'm looking for three things in gamers...

1- Mature...doesn't *have* to be adult, I've met some 18 year olds far more mature than a thirty year old. Mainly, if you commit to a game, be there....and if you commit to a weekly game, commit to a weekly game.

2- No rules lawyers. I'll be the first to admit, I do not memorize each and every rule in the book. In some instances, I actually prefer 1st edition rules (such as an invisibility spell effect lasting until you commit a violent action), or even v3/3.5 with regards to armor penalties when swimming etc. In general, I look to make the GAME and the STORY fun, and memorable. If this is what you are looking for, EXCELLENT...email me...if you're more interested in something akin to a game of chess where it is YOU the gamer vs ME the DM...please don't email...

In a nutshell, if you feel a ruling was unfair, I am more than willing to discuss it, and be flexible. However, if it is a five minute or longer discussion, particularly during the middle of a combat, I'd prefer it wait until afterwards.

I also have a number of things I blatantly do differently. For instance, mortals by and large DO NOT have an alignment....only immortals and creatures that are truly through and through evil or good. So, be prepared. I do my best to prepare everyone for all of this before character creation, so you don't get an idea to run with, and then find your world fall out from under you as a result.

3- Be a fun person!

4- Don't be a POWER Munchkin! What do I mean? I mean, MAKE A CHARACTER...not a one trick pony. If you make a character who does one specific combat maneuver really and truly well, but everything else is at a deficit, and your characters personality is as flimsy as a cardboard stand up, you're a POWER Munchkin in my book. Why shouldn't you be one of these? Well, because things in my game happen that you cannot begin to foresee. Did you make your character thinking you'd do X at 3rd level, and Y at 9th level? Well, what if you are approached with an opportunity to be given the opportunity to become one of the Dark Demonknights of a long forgotten evil deity? Kinda throws a lump into those plans, doesn't it? Basically, my game is NOT WoW. It is not something where builds really pay off. It's about creating a CHARACTER, having fun, and ROLE PLAYING. I'd say the average game session I run is probably 45% combat, 55% roleplaying.

Sczarni

Hey...just thought I'd throw my own bit into this thread... I'm in the Houston area, in the NW quadrant up at 290 & 6....and I'm looking to start a Pathfinder game. I've got one gamer so far, so we're ideally looking for I'd say 3-5 more players.

I'm looking to begin the Throne of Night adventure....it looks like a blast!!!

If you're at all interested, contact me fkinkade at gmail dot com...I've been gaming for over thirty years, and love it!

We typically like to play on the weekends...Saturday's or Sundays. Although I'm willing to do an every other week campaign, I find that if you or the group as a whole miss one session, you miss out on ALOT of time between sessions.

Also, I should note, I'm looking for three things in gamers...

1- Mature...doesn't *have* to be adult, I've met some 18 year olds far more mature than a thirty year old. Mainly, if you commit to a game, be there....and if you commit to a weekly game, commit to a weekly game.

2- No rules lawyers. I'll be the first to admit, I do not memorize each and every rule in the book. In some instances, I actually prefer 1st edition rules (such as an invisibility spell effect lasting until you commit a violent action), or even v3/3.5 with regards to armor penalties when swimming etc. In general, I look to make the GAME and the STORY fun, and memorable. If this is what you are looking for, EXCELLENT...email me...if you're more interested in something akin to a game of chess where it is YOU the gamer vs ME the DM...please don't email...

In a nutshell, if you feel a ruling was unfair, I am more than willing to discuss it, and be flexible. However, if it is a five minute or longer discussion, particularly during the middle of a combat, I'd prefer it wait until afterwards.

I also have a number of things I blatantly do differently. For instance, mortals by and large DO NOT have an alignment....only immortals and creatures that are truly through and through evil or good. So, be prepared. I do my best to prepare everyone for all of this before character creation, so you don't get an idea to run with, and then find your world fall out from under you as a result.

3- Be a fun person!

Sczarni

williamoak wrote:
Eh, I guess I was comparing the underdark (from forgotten realms) to the darklands.

Yepp, so was I :)

TSR just left the Underdark mostly, well, dark :)

Except for the city states...which I always assumed were in vaults, more or less.

None of the FLAIR or PINACHE that Paizo gives it's vaults though :)

Sczarni

And btw, I second the thought of hoping to see this downloadable from Paizo as well for those of us who went through the kickstarter. I try to purchase all of my downloads through Paizo so I have all my downloads available from one source....

Just my $.02

- Flynn

Sczarni

Gary, you complete me!!!!

- Flynn

Sczarni

williamoak wrote:

Dotting for later. I'll admit, I have a fondness for Myconids. I just love them for some reason. I always feel super guilty when I'm told to kill myconids.

Another thing to remember about the darklands (if you're in golarion anyway) is the Vaults of Orv. Apparently there is this huge network of vaults in the deepest of the darklands, each vault being it's own little dark country. It's one of the most interesting things that differentiates the darklands from the underdark.

Hmmm. Differentiates? I'm not 1000% certain of that. I mean, frankly, it's a unique idea, the vaults and the idea that they may be jungle, or basalt black sand, or have their own sun...but, honestly, that's nothing that couldn't have been easily incorporated into "the Underdark"...I kind of feel as though that sort of thing was intentionally left up to the DM in the Underdark, as much other than the vaults containing the drow cities were left uncharted.

I could be wrong, but I am working off of the assumption that vaults are merely that, stupendously large caverns, sometimes forming even stupendously larger cavern systems. Honestly, those do exist today in our world. The chinese cave I mentioned previously Er Wang Dong is just one such massive cavern, so large it has it's own micro-weather system....

I do admit that Paizo has put it's own personal stamp on it, with the promotion of fun fantasy ideas such as some of them being jungles, others basalt black sand and Pyramids with a sun of blacklight above (Dude, pass me some of that maui wowie...)...which of course is fun and really just spurs me on to create my own.

But the maui-wowie cavern gets two thumbs up from me!!!

-Flynn

Sczarni

Just a blatant bump to keep a fun thread going :)

Join in, and let us know how you make the Darklands / Underdark fun!

- Flynn

Sczarni

Pax Veritas wrote:

Have a look at some or all of the following:

>PAIZO's Darklands supplement
>Ed Greenwoods Forgotten Realms "Underdark"
>PAIZO's Adventure Paths... I think Second Darkness AP

But here is a short list of things that really do the Darklands/Underdark well for me:
> GIANT glowing fungus/mushrooms
> Grand sweeping vistas glowing with a deep purplish hue
> Many pockets of isolated encounters (i.e. a wizard who got lost one day and settled down to build a cabin, primarily hiding from other denizens, but looking for an escape)
> DUERGAR slavers!!! Gotta have those
> Drow, drow, drow and more drow houses, nobles, a big city, and evil, sinister cruelty
> Advanced Elite Barbaric ____fill in the blanks___ ; trives of traveling creatures like the old Quaggoth
> FALLING: set the mood by droping the PCs deep , deep down under Land of the Lost style, or through a massive portal, but ensure there is FALLING at some point. Gotta have the falling forever feeling. (in a recent homebrew I had the PCs enter a portal then fall for a very long time having MELEE battle whilst falling. It was memorable for sure!
> Traveling down LONG long long passages
> Dangerous watery slick areas with beasts like Water elementals, Purple Worms, or Fire Salamanders. Use some classic beasts like the Yuan-Ti (or Pathfinder equivalents Serpentmen etc.

I could ramble on, but you get the idea. Good luck!

I kind of think that my main viewpoint on the Darklands / Underdark is that it is nothing but 100% pure flavor...I tend to plan out the environment first, then worry about the enhabitants.

To me, in the Darklands, the terrain and environment are the show stoppers....sure, the encounters are fun, but this is a wholly unique opportunity for pure unadulterated fun!

- Flynn

Sczarni

markofbane wrote:
The 1st edition Dungeoneer's Survival Guide had lots of information on the hazards of underground travel, including some great ideas on mapping. The old D1, D2 and D3 modules would be good to draw on since they pretty much introduced the Underdark to rpgs. I recall DL1 (the first Dragonlance module) had part of a city that had collapsed down a sinkhole or something, so buildings were on their sides or upside down... And I believe it was DL 4 where the characters went into Thorbardin, a massive underground dwarven kingdom. If you are looking for bits and pieces to inspire and make your own, there is lots of stuff in some of the old material.

Good stuff. I remember the Dungeoneer's Survival Guide when it came out. Lots of good info for DM's on natural stone formations, etc.

I tend to just let my mind go free when coming up with this stuff for underground. Remembering that shafts can be in *any* direction, any angle...rooms too :)

Imagine a grand tomb room, that was hit by an earthquake...but while it wasn't destroyed, it's now at a 45 degree angle ? :) Imagine some sort of spidery creature that could maneuver on this surface without problem, or an ethereal critter like a wraith..and the fun a party might have there. Sure, slightly higher levels and you might have spiderclimb, or flight...but who knows, maybe a crystal outcropping has strange anti-magic properties that suppress these effects ? :)

Of course, that one outcropping won't take much to destroy...but what if it is only ONE out of MANY outcroppings to chose from ? :) Multicolored ? :)

Yeah, I'm a sadistic SOB !

- Flynn

Sczarni

Tiberius777 wrote:
FlynnK wrote:
Just recently, a cavern system was found which was SO vast, it actually had it's own climate and temperature zones....complete with thin whispy clouds. Unfortunately, I didn't save the link, but I'm sure if you google it it is worth the effort as there were tons of jaw dropping photos.
Hey is this the one you're talking about - Nice! -- Caves Y'all, caves!

Here's a Google search link...I found the name of the caverns I was referring to. The one you are talking about I've seen in the past and is beautiful, but not quite to the scale that the Er Wang Dong caverns of China are....

Er Wang Dong Google Search and Photos

And here is the exact cavern I was thinking about when I was talking about the Crystal Forest...just look at this....

Cueva de los Cristales, or Cave of Crystals, an hour south of the Chihuahua state of Mexico

I don't know about you, but when I look at the photo of Cueva de Los Cristales, it almost looks like an M.C. Escher drawing where up can be down, or not.....

So, just imagine incorporating a bit of Escher laws of gravity into your special little cave...muwahahahahaha :)

It's THAT kind of thinking that constantly screws with the plans of my players, and makes the game FUN !!! :)

- Flynn

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Douglas Muir 406 wrote:

Years ago, I ran the old "Hell in Freeport" module, in the course of which the PCs get sent to Hell. (And then enslaved as gladiators in the city of Dis, and then given a chance to earn their freedom by rising to the top of the gladiatorial rankings. That module had its problems but *come on, people, how could you not love this*.)

Where was I... oh, yes. There's a throwaway scene in that module where the PCs have to talk to a mind flayer. The creature has, at a minimum, crucial information, and it's also able and willing to provide vital help -- for a price, of course. The module, recognizing that many PCs will just say "whatever, we give the mind flayer treasure worth X for its help", makes things more interesting by having the conversation take place while the mind flayer is idly snacking. Yep, it has a chained slave kneeling beside it; the top of the slave's head has already been surgically removed. The slave is still alive, but every so often a tentacle flicks out and removes another small piece of brain...

Fortunately, the party had no paladin or other LG types. Still, it definitely kept things interesting.

Doug M.

For me, I have always enjoyed using different accents and the like with NPC's. Well, with a Mind Flayer, considering their mouths are within a tentacle enshrouded rectum of a mouth, I kind of imagined an almost gurgling and very nasal/sinus like quality to the voice. I think this absolutely caught the players off guard, as I did my best to bring that to life. Then, I made sure to let my thoughts and comments linger completely off topic during conversation...like (sadly) talking with someone who has Alzheimer's or some other such debility.....but from a standpoint of the mind of Mind Flayer being off in some other psychic realm...possibly even interacting with ethereal or astral beings and not realizing it wasn't keeping the two conversations separate from one another. I'm also pretty good at extemporaneous speaking, so going off topic like that is pretty easy for me :)

I *do* love the idea of opening the brainpan right there and snacking, now that *is* cool :)

I had the MF introduce the players to another NPC I like to play in such scenarios, named Stumps. Stumps is a gnome that specializes in gnomish alchemy/engineering of bombs and explosive (yes, thank you WoW). Stumps is most definitely hard of hearing, damned near yells when he talks (fun to roleplay), constantly smells of spent chemicals and ozone, and doesn't understand why he isn't the best at retaining customers let alone inspiring repeat customers...his stuff just works TOO well sometimes :)

And then of course, there's the reason WHY he's named "Stumps" which is always fun...he actually wears something like a wooden/stone fashioned exo-suit for his lower extremeties that have complex gears and pumps and a furnace / steam apparatus which effectuate his ability "walk" :)

The Underdark is just SUCH a fun place to explore, have fun, and let your mind go a little berzerk!

Maybe we should talk about my interpretation of demons in Golarion and how they were the ones that give the knowledge of fleshwarping to the Drow that worship them. Well, suffice it to say, I have fun with that as well, and go to something of an extreme. Imagine Vrocks with some sort of reasonably sci/fi cannon grafted onto their armstumps...or a fleshgrafted mechanical laser sighting device (Think Robot Chicken) over the eye that gives them a small bonus to hit...etc. I don't look to overwhelm players with any of this. The example of the vrock above is one where I really don't increase the damage that they would do with their "replaced" physical attacks. I simply look to add a unique spin, tons of FLAVOR (like your first foray into Indian food), and fun memories!!!!

It also keeps the players on their toes with the worst enemy they could ever have, their own overactive imaginations :)

- Flynn

Sczarni

Also, I think that Raging Swan Press' offerings are wonderful to begin with. But, I particularly liked the "Dark Oak" adventure. Did I forget to mention you can buy this adventure RIGHT HERE on Paizo.Com ? :)

The potential for riffing and expanding on the underground adventure is omnipresent. I just had the caverns go on another 50% with various insidious ideas I came up with on the fly. The underground, underwater portions ROCKED!!!

Gotta love it when someone in plate decides "Oh, I'm simply going to jump and swim across that pool which I have NO idea how deep it goes"

Perhaps I should say at this point that I do not agree with the PathFinderization of the swimming rules when it comes to armor penalties. I am a FIRM believer that armor penalties should be quadrupled when swimming. Sorry, ever swam in jeans? Imagine it in PLATE...or CHAIN...or even LEATHER....

So yeah, considering the next chamber is essentially a tidal pool, that happens to be the main haunt of a crocodile? Hehehehehehe...yeah :)

Good times. Good times :)

Sczarni

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Douglas Muir 406 wrote:

+1 to what FlynnK said.

I would add: emphasize early on that the Darklands are *dangerous*. For instance, throw in an encounter where the party meets a bunch of low CR monsters scavenging the last bits of flesh from some corpses that have obviously been dead for a week or more. Easy-peasy, level appropriate, these guys were much higher level than the PCs. Like their gear is ruined and spoiled now, but it was stuff appropriate to a 12th level party -- there's a torn and ruined scroll of a 7th level spell, the broken hilt of a sword that was once a Holy Avenger, what have you. (maybe one minor item remains, rolled behind a rock or something). And then upon close examination, each corpse has something a little disturbing about it -- the top of the head has several holes neatly drilled through the skull, and the brain is missing.

The Underdark should be weird and scary. It's not just a really big dungeon! It's a whole ecosystem, and there are /things/ in it.

Doug M.

Hey Thanks Doug! Am I correct in the idea that you flagged me as a favorite post on this one?

I *love* the underdark, and try to drag my players into at EVERY chance. For instance, I *immediately* signed on to the Throne of Night kickstarter from Fire Mountain Games.

I think what has always caught my imagination is the physical conditions, the potential for daydreaming about natural hazards that can occur as truly fun ways to impede the party, and the overall fun you can have with it. Want to throw in a crack caused by some seismic activity into a long lost Dwarven tomb? Sure...go for it. Have a "neutral" city that lives under an uneasy truce deep down. One of my favorite NPC's here is a Mind Flayer who is an apothecary / rumor monger, and I love role playing the otherworldness of the mind of a Mind Flayer...and the fact that at first, players go "Oh CRAP...we're not talking to THAT"...and slowly realize, well, we may NEED to talk to him...

As for naturally occurring hazards...I think far too often fire and cave-ins are the main consideration here. Think WATER & GAS. These are HUGE aspects underground. A thin wall between you and a gushing underwater river? stale air? This is commonly known as a hazard today, especially with the catacombs of the Necropolis under the streets of Paris, which is a common destination for modern day explorers...and bored kids looking for a place to party. Think of it this way....relive the magic and mystery of discovering that cave or tunnel or sewage/storm drain tunnel when you were about 9-12 years old...think about the possibilities you felt for adventure.

Also, let's talk wood. Above ground, I really don't bother players with restocking arrows and quarrels as they can be readily found, retrieved, bought, etc. But, on a desert island (with no markets or fletchers to be found)? Underground? Wood is a rare commodity. In some case, may be considered worth more than gold. I typically charge in the "neutral city" I mentioned above 1gp an arrow for a "standard" arrow (which may be poor quality and cause -1 to hit and or damage, limited flight range too), but if the shop keeper doesn't like the players too much, guess what, that price just want to 2-3gp per arrow. Supply and Demand are a b*tch, aren't they ? :)

To me this is where good DM'ing comes from. Dungeons are fantastic, but far too often thrown into the mix with no real forethought about WHY the dungeon is there. Who built it? what was the LOGIC? Well, caverns and natural tunnels don't *need* that so much. They DO exist. Many of us have seen them in person. They are magical :)

I often think of movies like Goonies, Temple of Doom, The Hobbit (an untold Story), etc for inspiration.

Have fun!!! Remember, nothing is as much fun as seeing your PC's sweat a little :)

- Flynn

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Corcus wrote:
Hey guys, my party that im running the campaign for is headed into the darklands, Any advice on tactis/monsters that may help drive the point home that this isn't kansas anymore? Party is 5th level, will remain in the darklands until the adventure is complete.

Why limit yourself to having the players experience the Underdark / Darklands simply by the flavor of monster they encounter?

Oh, look, it's a kobold. We must be underground now. Funny, the hallways are all perfectly smooth and 90 degree angles. Other than that, doesn't it feel like the castle we were in last week?

One thing I've always done, given that a DM took the time to do it back in the day (he was actually a spelunker, so he felt it necessary), was show good photos of underground caverns, the types of formations, underground rivers...photos of spelunkers that visually confirm how tight the quarters can be (claustrophobia, anyone?), etc. Have photos that match the specifics of the encounter locale, and say THIS IS WHAT YOU SEE....that truly helps people not only understand the situation far better (logistics, tactics, etc) but also puts their head in the right "space", too. He always made a point of vividly explaining how humid it was, sweat dripping into your eyes as you struggled with gear, hitting your head on jagged ceilings, constantly discovering a new scrape or scratch, or even worse.

Just recently, a cavern system was found which was SO vast, it actually had it's own climate and temperature zones....complete with thin whispy clouds. Unfortunately, I didn't save the link, but I'm sure if you google it it is worth the effort as there were tons of jaw dropping photos.

If nothing else, they serve as EXCELLENT inspiration for you as the DM. Take for instance, the massive set of caverns in (I believe) central america...the temperature is so hot and humid, it somehow worked with the right combination of elements to create massive (and I mean MASSIVE, larger than man sized) milky white crystalline structures that take up the entire cavern, not unlike a forest of crystal....

And to add even more fuel to the fire, I remember reading a few years ago about an ant's nest that was so vast, it stretched for miles throughout underground caverns from London (if I remember correctly) under the channel and into France. Pretty crazy stuff, all of it VERY inspiring for the dastardly DM.

Have fun with physical features. Have fun with the unique features only found underground. Underground waterways ARE A B*TCH !!!! Don't forget your handy dandy breathing / drowning rules :), it not only applies to water, but also to caverns with "BAD AIR" or actual poisons such as methane that take up the entire atmosphere of that cavern. Radiation sucks too!!! And it's THERE!!! Hey, you won the lottery by finding that vein of PLUTONIUM!!! I know there *are* rules for this I believe in the DM's guide as a natural hazard, not unlike green slime and molds...

Also, don't forget the temperature differences. Often, underground areas hover perpetually at a rough 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This can be comfortable for awhile, but lead to cramping before long. Proximity of natural geothermal sources (such as magma flows) can DRASTICALLY alter this temperature.

Also, BE CREATIVE....add your own touch! Make the crystals the source of heat, or light, or even the poisonous atmosphere! Make beasts that for some reason worhsip/protect/revere/eat the crystals! Have kobolds or drow that cake themselves in mud for a +5 or even higher skill check to their stealth check as they stand perfectly still along the walls! Or use the natural features as cover, too!!! Let's not forget fungi.... is it smelly? Does it secrete anything? Will it emit spores that make it easier to DIGEST YOU? Is that a silver winged helmet I see half covered in the fungi? The light down here sucks, can you see it any better? I'm going to go a little closer...hold my torch....

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Go visit an actual cavern system if you can, you won't regret it. You start thinking to yourself "Wow, there's Drow RIGHT BEHIND THAT COLUMN over THERE!!!!"

Check out http://luraycaverns.com/ for INSTANT inspiration!!!

- Flynn

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Lord Fyre wrote:
FlynnK wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:

Actually Tamago has a point.

The problem is not the costume, per say, but the pose.

My point was, that a burka would have covered her completely, head to toe.

If the image bothers you so, let's cover it up completely. A burka it is for Seoni. And let's advance the burka a bit. Black is so yesterday...let's go pink, or lavender. Yes, I personally like lavender. And no offensive anything to be seen!

No need to be so defensive. I am actually on your side.

That's not being defensive, my friend, that is me pointing out the ludicrous notion that a woman cannot be a woman unless dressed in an "appropriate" manner. Or "posed" in an "appropriate" manner. Or "drawn" in an "appropriate" manner.

Is it time to change certain things, such as the way women are depicted in art? Certainly. Do we all have to drink the kool-aid, and step into line repeating the party manifesto? Absolutely not. There was nothing degrading about the pose that Seoni was painted in. There was nothing obscene about it. There is absolutely nothing about that cover artwork that would prevent me from allowing my five year old daughter to see it.

If the topic comes up with my daughter, and I am sure it will, I'll explain that just as with men, there are many different ways we can be portrayed and or shown. I'll explain that there is nothing wrong with being beautiful and allowing others to see it. I'll also explain that it is not something that has to be seen as a measure of self worth. That not everyone looks like the images we are blasted with in the media. That the true beauty is on the inside.

The beauty of appearance is the frosting. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being appreciative of both, or portraying either the inner beauty of a person or the outer beauty.

- FKink

Sczarni

Lord Fyre wrote:


Actually Tamago has a point.

The problem is not the costume, per say, but the pose.

My point was, that a burka would have covered her completely, head to toe.

If the image bothers you so, let's cover it up completely. A burka it is for Seoni. And let's advance the burka a bit. Black is so yesterday...let's go pink, or lavender. Yes, I personally like lavender. And no offensive anything to be seen!

Silly.

- FKink

Sczarni

The pose ? It's the *visual perspective* of the viewer.

So silly it's worthy of a string.

- FKink

Sczarni

Mindless adhesion to public ideals and political correctness.

Just plain silly.

- FKink

Sczarni

Perhaps Seoni should be depicted wearing a burka ?

Would that appease the hungry PC crowd ?

-FKink

Sczarni

As an official representative of the red blooded male gender of the human species, I fully support Seoni's choice in clothing!

We should *not* dictate what anyone, male or female, wears so as to fit within social norms.

Seoni is a wise young woman. She chose the clothes from her wardrobe the morning this picture was painted. Leave her alone!

- FKink

Sczarni

In a word, atmospheric....to say the least!

Sczarni

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I think I just vomited a little bit in my mouth.

Sczarni

I still treasure the time Fish hugged me...send a tickle up and down my spine, more than a man should have from hugging a freakishly tall Scottish Prog Rock band Frontman....

Sczarni

Bruunwald wrote:
GregH wrote:

MARILLION!

(And Rush, and Yes, and King Crimson, and a little Dream Theatre, and Flower Kings, and Transatlantic, and SAGA...)

Greg

Glad somebody mentioned SAGA.

and...

MARILLION!!

Fish LOVES you...all Praise FISH!!! :)

Sczarni

GregH wrote:

MARILLION!

(And Rush, and Yes, and King Crimson, and a little Dream Theatre, and Flower Kings, and Transatlantic, and SAGA...)

Greg

Fish LOVES you...all Praise FISH!!! :)

Sczarni

1 person marked this as a favorite.

MARILLION!

Sczarni

1 person marked this as a favorite.

MARILLION!!!!!

Sczarni

3 people marked this as a favorite.

Sounds like someone (op) didn't get enough of a nap.

Sczarni

1 person marked this as a favorite.

MARILION!!!!!

Sczarni

I'm still looking to put a group together! Email me, let's get some gaming going!

- Flynn

Sczarni

Still looking for a few more to add to the group. Go ahead, drop me a line!!!

- Flynn

FlynnK wrote:

Hey, brand new to the area but not to gaming, I'm looking to put a weekly game together to get some RP going and meet new folks !!!

So, I'm looking for the following

-Adult (Age 25 or older)
-Mature (make a commitment, don't flake out)
-FUN

Looking to play Pathfinder ? Get in touch with me...my email is flynnster at rocketmail dot com...looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Flynn

Sczarni

Hey, brand new to the area but not to gaming, I'm looking to put a weekly game together to get some RP going and meet new folks !!!

So, I'm looking for the following

-Adult (Age 25 or older)
-Mature (make a commitment, don't flake out)
-FUN

Looking to play Pathfinder ? Get in touch with me...my email is flynnster at rocketmail dot com...looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Flynn

Sczarni

Where do I send my $40 for the next four issues ???? I want to know that I'll get them hot off the PDF press!!!

Can't wait to run this with my group....

- Flynn

Sczarni

I'd like one, please :)

~ Flynn

Sczarni

Creighton, when are you releasing Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands ? I am waiting eagerly !!!!!!!!!!!

- Flynn

Sczarni

I am about half way through the full product PDF and love it thus far. Great campaign idea! The writing is good, and well thought out!

Fire Mountain Games, you'll have a return customer here :)

~ Flynn

Sczarni

Wow. just Wow.

Sczarni

Clark, I just bought and read through the Treasury of the Macabre...and suffice it to say, it ROCKED!!!

I absolutely love the Galvanic Neck-Bolts! Talk about creative!

Can't wait to put them to use in my game...

- Flynn

Sczarni

Aberzombie wrote:
Ironicdisaster wrote:
Yuengling. Only beer I can drink. I'm new to beer drinking.
You poor man. Don't worry. It gets better.

HEATHEN!!! BLASPHEMER!!!

Yuengling Black & Tan is DELICIOUS...AND CHEAP...AND DELICIOUS!@!!

Sczarni

Awww, a pretty wittle snowflake...so precious...wait...wait a second...there's an IDENTICAL ONE....

Where's my flamethrower ?

Sczarni

I opened up a Starbucks and a Krispy Kreme in Kaer Maga...

Sczarni

Order up the launch sequence for all ICBM's ...FIRE AT EUROPE!!!!!

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