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GeraintElberion wrote:

You are going to have to look at what your other party members can do as well.

In PFS, my swashbuckler has a bard dip for story reasons but it actually helps out a lot to make them be that all-rounder that you always need in Pathfinder Society play.

HAIL GeraintElberion !

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Hey look there are two parts to my being. One is a 12th level paladin of Torm from 2nd edition. The other is a Death Cleric of Orcus from Greyhawk from 3rd.

Second Ed for the Win!

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There was a hell lot LESS time wasted on ‘optimization’ back then, when you saw undead you ran because Restoration was too high a level spell to cast by anyone, even the DM, and by the way what the DM said trumps what your player manual says! And there were none of these gamers that you young ones these day call Girls, and we had to WALK UPHILL to AND from Dungeon in Halfling height snow, and we liked it!

Now geeet OFF MY LAWN!

AD&D Rogue


4d6 ⇒ (3, 5, 4, 1) = 13


4d6 ⇒ (1, 6, 6, 3) = 16


4d6 ⇒ (4, 6, 5, 2) = 17


4d6 ⇒ (5, 6, 3, 6) = 20


4d6 ⇒ (2, 6, 4, 4) = 16


4d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 5, 3) = 11


2d6 ⇒ (1, 6) = 7

AD&D Cleric


4d6 ⇒ (1, 6, 6, 4) = 17


4d6 ⇒ (5, 1, 2, 2) = 10


4d6 ⇒ (4, 6, 6, 1) = 17


4d6 ⇒ (5, 3, 3, 5) = 16


4d6 ⇒ (1, 2, 6, 6) = 15


4d6 ⇒ (5, 3, 5, 4) = 17


2d6 ⇒ (6, 2) = 8

AD&D Bard


4d6 ⇒ (2, 6, 2, 5) = 15


4d6 ⇒ (5, 3, 4, 4) = 16


4d6 ⇒ (5, 3, 5, 1) = 14

4d6 ⇒ (3, 1, 3, 1) = 8


4d6 ⇒ (1, 6, 1, 1) = 9


4d6 ⇒ (6, 2, 3, 3) = 14


2d6 ⇒ (2, 1) = 3

AD&D Mage


4d6 ⇒ (1, 5, 6, 1) = 13


4d6 ⇒ (6, 3, 2, 4) = 15


4d6 ⇒ (5, 6, 2, 3) = 16


4d6 ⇒ (2, 1, 6, 5) = 14


4d6 ⇒ (5, 2, 6, 3) = 16


4d6 ⇒ (4, 2, 4, 4) = 14


2d6 ⇒ (6, 6) = 12

AD&D Ranger


4d6 ⇒ (1, 5, 2, 5) = 13


4d6 ⇒ (5, 6, 4, 5) = 20


4d6 ⇒ (3, 1, 3, 4) = 11


4d6 ⇒ (4, 2, 2, 4) = 12


4d6 ⇒ (6, 6, 6, 1) = 19


4d6 ⇒ (2, 5, 3, 1) = 11


2d6 ⇒ (6, 6) = 12

1d100 ⇒ 24

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Tacticslion wrote:
that said, I'm way too low a level and/or am probably fallen for something I no longer remember and may have never noticed; and there's no one that casts atonement around here...

If there was any Atonement going on, 1/2 the Forums across the internet would vanish quicker than you can say Kaiser Söze.


Thanael wrote:
As for random settlements I want to say 2e monster manual, in theencounter chart section, but I might be wrong.

It was definitely in 1st Ed, I do love the 2nd Ed Monster compendiums though.

Thank you for helping. But the link you have is exactly the version of Dragotha I have in my link.

I was thinking of one from the magazines.

I have a 2 questions.

I know Dragotha, the Great Undead Dragon, was stated up here for based on 1st Edition.

And then again for the Age of Worms AP for 3.5, my question was was Dragotha stated up for 2nd Edtion I am think I remember a version for that edition in the magazine.

Next question, there was a random number generating chart for the population of cities, towns and villages in the original DMG, or so I thought. I can not seem to find it. I have extended my search to the original World of Greyhawk Setting Boxed Set and the original Forgotten Realms Box Set and they were not there, though the last one I was fairly certain would not have it. I really think it was in the DMG.

Anyways, can anyone please stretch their gamer memory for me?

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I approve this thought exercise.

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Back in my day, any 0 Level d6 Commoner could be turned into a Vampire.

You could not even become a Lich unless you were a Level 18 spellcaster, your life energies were just not up to the task and the process would outright kill you, no save, no resurrection.

Hi all,

I have been lucky to be invited by a great DM on the forums for a Strange Eons Campaign.

I usually always play Wizards, and am very much enjoying playing my Aasimar Swashbuckler in a long running Crimson Throne Campaign.

And while I am pretty well versed in the rules I have not taken up any of the new Horror Classes.

He has asked me to play a Mesmerist, which I am not familiar with the ins and outs of the new class, and our DM if I remember pulls no punches.

I have the hard bound and the PDF but need help with the build please.

Here are his specifications.

15 point builds. (Yes, 15 points. It's a horror adventure!) Since Mesmerists are MADdy, you can add +1 to any stat that's not Cha.

(I don't know what he means by MADdy)

Races: any standard, but sticking close to human might make your life *slightly* easier.

Alignments: any nonevil, but good preferred. You may pick one trait, and then you'll also get a campaign trait later (you don't start with it).

Thank you all for your help!

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lynora wrote:
Today is my birthday. I am 39. Woo! I managed not to die for 39 years! Woo! :P

Happy Birthday Youngling!

You may stay on the far edge of my lawn today.

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:
bleeding hearts liberal face flapping in the wind misguided ISIS yammerings

I knew were soft boy.

Now git off my Star Wars lawn!

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Holy Crap I'm Old!

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Irontruth wrote:
I have fond memories of D6 Star Wars, but I also consider the system to be inherently flawed and has serious balance issues.

In the 80's and 90's we decided to skip balance and have a over sized monster truck load of fun instead.

That being said, I did not feel Star Wars D6 was out of balance in the right hands, I was a very adaptive GM who put story first before the rules, and who forced players to cooperate to get the job done despite suicidal tendencies.

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I'll be the first one to admit it was amusing to watch him for awhile, but that time is well past, 'MURICA! I reckon it's time we man up and do exactly this.

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QuidEst wrote:
Nobody is old school. They found a d20 that's at least 1,700 years old.

I've been looking for that darn thing for 1,606 years.

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Hama wrote:
Carrie Fisher is old. They just made her her age.

She's NOT OLD! She just leveled! When partying through the 80's and 90's you have been, look not as good you will!

Now my lawn, GET OFF!

Set wrote:

Mutants & Mastermind (I prefer 2nd edition)

Vampire the Masquerade

Remember back in the 80's and 90's when we each had all the time in the world and we played five to six different game systems, and a board game or three and a card game to boot.

The Red Box. Then Advanced. Then Unearthed. The 2nd Edition! Then along the bounty of games in no particular order Tunnels and Trolls, I.C.E., MERP, Steve Jackson's GURPS, Villains & Vigilantes, STAR WARS! Paranoia, Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, Abberant, then the darkly beautiful Vampire and all the World of Darkness. I miss those times.

But there were drawbacks too.

Back then the only gamer girls around were guys who role played girls.

I don't miss my pager either though, know what I am saying?

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God Bless you all.

Reading all those names above gives me goosebumps.

It's like a Who's Who in the Legion of Doom.

Very nice to see you all. Warms the cockles of this Grognard's heart.

Heartfelt Non Explosive Runes Spoiler



MannyGoblin wrote:
Thunder Blessing

That was a much later addition to the lore and one that was not by Ed Greenwood.

Steel_Wind wrote:
I am aware of that. To be clear, the same-sex relationship was not the part that got me; the relationship between a Dwarf and a half-orc was the part that seemed to pass without comment when one might have been offered. The dwarves of the Mindspin Mountains have "racial hatred" as one of their default special ability when dealing with orcs, yet we get Sara and Agrit as spouses? That merits some comment I think, but not because of the gender issue.

That really was what got me as well, firstly if I was the DM which I am not, no player would even see a female Dwarf as they are such a valued rarity and commodity they would be well safe in their ancestral Kingdoms and if one were in the out lands she would most certainly not be married off to an Orc.

That's my Tolkien era fantasy prejudices at work, the same sex part was 100 times easier to swallow.

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Hama wrote:
This thread is about methods for regular Joes to deal with rogue spellcasters inside an urbana area. So what would your typical city watch use, given the appropriate budget?

Bless your heart Hama!

Reminds me of ye Olde 1st Edition DMG pic.

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Again, the rule here is that there are NO rules, not even that one.

That being said, if we really want to nitpick (as gamers wont to do) The Poetic Elder Edda (which in itself is the modern attribution for an unnamed collection of Old Norse poems rather than a name given to them when they were first created) does NOT list Fenrir as a "god" but rather the scion on Loki (who is both jötunn and "god" being the son of Fárbauti and Laufey). By union with the jötunn Angrboða, Loki sires monsters the Nine Worlds fear. Loki is the father of Hel, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr. Only Hel can take up the mantle of "god."

By strict 1st Edition D&D rules, as of the original Deities and Demigods Fenrir cannot have followers who can cast spells above 2nd level as Fenrir himself (itself?) cannot grant them.

(How come no one has mentioned that Nergal, who was worshiped by the vampiric lizard, is a Babylonian god?)

Fun fact, in Gary Gygax own original Greyhawk campaign, even while he had his own pantheon, some of the Norse gods did make an appearance due to actions of player characters, so both "divine intervention" and the Norse pantheon have Long standing ties to the games we all love.

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Krensky wrote:
Cesar Romero was more believable and better looking as the Joker than Leto is.

Preach it brother Krensky. Ye Olde ways are the true ways.

Let us return to black and white TVs and coal as a main source of energy!

Until November 2012, the list for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition Monster Manuals held the title for the longest Wikipedia listed article.

It held on to the top 4 spot until late 2014.

When will Pathfinder's Bestiaries reach that number?

I miss the days when my level 18 Lich could throw down an 18d6 Fireball or 9 Magic Missiles or drop a Wall of Iron on the PCs. And none of this Evasion bullcrap either.

I miss the days when PC were afraid and I do mean AFRAID of the level drains from undead, damn these Restoration spells. The same PCs that would charge the Tarrasque in 1 st Ed would run from a single Wraith.

I miss then PCs had to find Sages to ask questions, none of this newfangled Knowledge roll nonsense.

SCREW YOU Endure Elements spell!

I miss the days when the DM was king of the table, and all he surveyed, and not just the rules arbiter.

I hate this CR and level appropriate encounters.

If your level 3 'Hero' wanted to say Pazuzu 3 times you will get a Demon Prince smiling at you.

Alas the true Grognards passed from this life before this newfangled "internets" was readily available to the masses of plebes and common folk.

Now that being said, all you 2nd Generation Grognards and those who come after you who brandish the torch of curmudgeon grumbling and the pitchfork of surly ill bellyaching, I charge you with this grand and noble task



There were NO female gamers in the 70's! Grognard! Epic Level Curmudgeon

I was referring to your TPKs as a DM, not your deaths as a PC.

But one must be useful as fuel for the other.

If your looking for a name for your alchemist I am partial to Dr. Tesla Oppenhiemer Mengele (Dr. TOM for short) or Mr. White (who wears a hat).

There were NO female gamers in the 70's! Grognard! Epic Level Curmudgeon

Bref is the first to graduate from DMDM's black belt Doctorate in graceful TPKs.

There were NO female gamers in the 70's! Grognard! Epic Level Curmudgeon

This thread warms the very crumudgeon cockles of my heart!

DM, did you ever run the original ToEE?

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DM_Blake wrote:
Wasn't that 2d4, Grognard?

That was the damage versus Small or Medium creatures, same as the Broadsword DM_Blake, bless your soul. But 2d8 versus Large creatures.

Be careful with my lawn as you get off it.


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Nocstar wrote:
Where in the rules does it state that Exotic Weapon: Bastard Sword allows a bastard sword to do 2d8 damage when wielded two-handed?

In the 1st and 2nd Edition Players handbook.

Thank you, I'll be here all week. Remember tip your waitresses.

There were NO female gamers in the 70's! Grognard! Epic Level Curmudgeon

Douglas Muir, I am a big fan of your campaign.

May I please PM you?

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All you kids get off my lawn!

Set, Sebastian, Spiral, in deference to your venerable age, you may raise your pants to chest level ... and waddle geriatricaly off my lawn.


After motivational delivery like that, I am half wanting to jump into a Panzer and invade Poland.

Yeah, something like that.


God Bless my fellow Grognard, Mr. Chris Mortika

Who ever said fully maxing out Intimidate and buying a masterwork pitchfork and surplus tar 'would all go to waste' sure is eating crow right now.

wipes a tear off cataract

Now get off my lawn I've got a game to prep for!

I love ALL of you.

Now ALL of you get off my lawn!

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Gary Teter wrote:
We're nearing completion on a major refactoring of the messageboards code. Mostly it's to add support under the hood for Paizo Game Space, but there will be a few usability and appearance tweaks, and I'm hoping it'll perform better than the old code.

I'm sure this is all well and good and if I was 20 years younger it may very well made a lick of sense.

As it stands, all you kids get off my lawn!

Warms the very crumudgeon cockles of my heart!

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Princess Leia: No! Golarion is (nearly, from time to time, a) peaceful planet! We have no weapons, (save a few black powder vorpal staff of the magi) ...

Para Grand Moff Tarkin: You would prefer another target, a Grognard target? Then name the system! I grow tired of asking, so this will be the last time: *Where* is the 3.5 edition holdouts base?

Princess Leia: ... Aroden's hairline. They're on Aroden's hairline.

Para Grand Moff Tarkin: There. You see, Para Lord Vader, she can be reasonable. Continue with the operation; launch a squadron of The Four Horsemen, begin landing the Drow Stormtroopers in the Underdark, and have the Imperial Aboleth wake the Runelords and the Tarrasque. Oh, use the final issue of Dragon Magazine to line the bottom of the harpy cage.

Princess Leia: WHAT?

Para Grand Moff Tarkin: You're far too trusting. Aroden is too remote a deity to make an effective demonstration - but don't worry; we will deal with your 3.5 hold outs soon enough.

Since the first Hobbit movie will carry the subtitle, "An Unexpected Journey" and the second one will be "There and Back Again" I think the third movie should either be called "The Hobbit, What's the Audience Members Got Left in it's Pockets?" or "The Hobbit, The Search for Curly's Gold."

In seriousness though, I think they will keep the titles they have and switch the title of the second movie and use it as the title for the last one.

I think that they could have accomplished the telling of the book in two movies, but if any group can keep the spirit of Tolkien's works and bring it to the cinema as faithfully as possible it's these very folks, let's keep speculating but try not to judge until we see the final products on film, I for one raised an eyebrow when I first heard the news but the idea has quite grown on me since.

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Taliesin Hoyle wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The penultimate adventure's title is: "Rasputin Must Die!"

IF it is the real Rasputin in the path, it strains credulity.

IF it is not the real Rasputin, why use the name?

May I beg you to reconsider?

ABSOLUTELY please do NO such thing!

The pedigree, tradition and seniority of Rasputin in roleplaying games surpasses that of newbies like the Tarasque, Pazzu, and Death Knights.

Rasputin was after all named by Gary Gygax as the very example of having the gift of an 18 Constitution in the 1st Edition DMG.

Now everyone play nice or Old Uncle Grognard will tell you who has an 18 Charisma.

Heath Ledger's Doctor


Chris Mortika wrote:
Seth Gipson wrote:
Why would you have to go back to town just because you level?
Defends on the new class. Your wizard gets new spells. (Heck, if you take your first level in Wizard or Magus, you get a spellbook and spell components. Bladebound Magus characters get a new weapon, as well.) Your alchemist might get new abilities that require new materials. Same with rogue talents or ninja tricks. (It's hard to cast poison smoke without poison.) Your first level as Living Monolith requires a ka stone. New mounts come with saddle and riding tack.

Chris Mortika = Old School sexy

Can you hear that near head splitting sound?

That's the sound of a dozen WotC Spin Doctors wincing and grinding their teeth in unison.

Edit: Some interesting speculation from Greyhawk Grognard.

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