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Electric Monk wrote:
The basic D&D world (Mystara) had a Byzantium inspired empire (Thyatis)
I seem to vaguely recall some kind of game or story setting that was sort of Wild West Steampunk, would love to see more of that. Or something akin to steampunk, but actually based around 18th century clockworks (which could get amazingly advanced even IRL) and set in an 18th century-esque world.
Clockwork and Chivalry has clockworks in the English Civil War
The problem with comments like this is, to people who find this image sexist, you are basically saying "this sexism is ok because it is less sexist than other things"
You have to remember that in 1st edition each round lasted 1 minute and was meant to include lots of ripostes, parries etc. and 1 (or however many multiple attacks) actual chance of hitting so going before Fatty because you're quicker doesn't really make a lot of sense..
yeah - better AC is a lower number - bizarre. same as hitpoints are bizarre. same as alignment is bizarre.
See Swords and Wizardry for a "clone" of the original D&D and Labyrinth Lord for a "clone" of Basic D&D. I believe they both have free PDFs of the rules. Some of the rules are a bit bizarre (Armor class and races as classes)and the classes weren't balanced. However, they were less rules heavy than 3rd edition.
I, personally, would love to see something simpler than 3rd edition - something more like the old basic D&D - but I just don't think that the hobby can support 3 different editions (PF/3rd, 4th and 4th) of one game
Dire Mongoose wrote:
You say that but I can't really remember being that surprised by it at all. I think I had always
assumed that the books would turn out to be about his children (probably due to the dire wolves/chapter headings) so I was actually much more surprised by the Red Wedding.
"You know how I define the economic and social classes in this country? The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there... just to scare the s+$! out of the middle class. Keep 'em showing up at those jobs." -- George Carlin
TBH You could fill an entire thread just of Carlin quotes, e.g.
"The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done. "
I'll have a Blue Smurf-mas without you
I'll have a Blue Smurf-mas that's certain
Fabius Maximus wrote:
I'd agree that you would be better off with a term which had less of a specific real-world meaning
As you know Sturgeon's law states that 90% of everything is crap? Well, in my opinion, the problem with Fantasy fiction is that 90% of the other 10% is also crap as well..
My sister-in-law aquired a large number of fantasy books for me to read when I was sick last year and they were all dreadful (except for one by Guy Gavriel Kay)
Judy Bauer wrote:
I never read the original series but i did read the a recent sequel to it where nothing noteworthy actually happened in the entire book.
Black Moria wrote:
We (the British) have people who inhabit pubs who are what we call nutters.
I am so glad they are not armed.
Callous Jack wrote:
Nixon was pretty good in Futurama... well at least better than McNeal. and John Jackson. and Jack Johnson.