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by orobouros
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morgansfort is a Meat Grinder, Good Introductory Modules?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Morgansfort is a Meat Grinder, Good Introductory Modules?

Beneath Brymassen is probably good for your party. Castle by the Sea might be good, too. Let me plug my own module: A Temple of Slides and Stairs , which is meant to be an intro module. It can be completed in two hours (if you rush) or three (with some leeway) so it might be a good adventure for you...
by orobouros
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: [AA3] The Crypt of the Forgotten Lord
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: [AA3] The Crypt of the Forgotten Lord

There's some easy and not-so-easy ways to do playtesting. One would be to start a play-by-post game in the forums. Slow but you don't need anything else. You could go whole-hog and create a full game on roll20 (website) or tabletop simulator (software), then play there. Just communicating over disco...
by orobouros
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When a character dies
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: When a character dies

My last game had two character fail saving throws vs poison. They both hit zero HP. It was probably a good lesson to not just run up against the enemies. They ended up with little for their characters to do. My house* rule is that you only die once you reach -CON hit points, but at zero or below you...
by orobouros
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Help
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Beginner Help

The Basic Fantasy RPG core rulebook doesn't spend a lot of time going into the details of how general table-top RPGs work and there's a certain assumption of basic familiarity with them. Once your familiar with the rules this approach is helpful to avoid cruft; if you need to look at the rulebook it...
by orobouros
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: [AA3] The Crypt of the Forgotten Lord
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Adventure Contribution: The Crypt of the Forgotten Lord

Before I read the whole thing, are you looking for playtesters? I'm glad to see people working on "short" or "short-ish" adventures that can be set up to play in a session. FWIW, I'm happy to playtest through a module that's completely open; me playing as editorial help and me playing as the charact...
by orobouros
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battle mats
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Battle mats

I just got some generic tokens and markers for use. The player tokens stand up and each have a unique color (unless I have more than six players). The monster/NPC tokens are all flat, 1" squares with letters on them in five different colors (to denote different kinds). There's something nice about a...
by orobouros
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best beginner Module/Dungeon/Adventure?
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Best beginner Module/Dungeon/Adventure?

Go with Morgansfort or the AA1 adventure Beneath Brymassen. Experienced players may be able to handle Castle by the Sea if there's enough of them or the GM allows retainers, helpers, mercenaries, etc. The Burial Mound of Gilliard Wolfclan is a good starter dungeon (and one page). Also, Goblin Gully ...
by orobouros
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BFRPG Crunch: How I LOVE you!
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: BFRPG Crunch: How I LOVE you!

If the order is Player A, Enemy, Player B, then Player A may delay until B is ready, so as to move to opposide sides of an enemy and attack at the same time. How this effects combat is up to the GM -- and a good GM will let this tactical decision play out in some way differently than a simple sequen...
by orobouros
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll20 BFRPG Campaign Starting Up
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Roll20 BFRPG Campaign Starting Up

I'm running a Roll20 campaign, too. It's set up monthly with the idea that busy adults have an easier time scheduling in something that happens about once a month rather than once a week. Similarly, it's because my last (weekly) group -- big props to DMaster-Dad -- moved to Fridays which were incomp...
by orobouros
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stat arrays
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: Stat arrays

I feel like I should dig up my old spreadsheets on stat arrays and the relative probability of different options. Looking at the 1-sigma confidence interval for +1 or +2 characters was surprising in some cases.