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by cheimison
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering if Anyone Knows Hagakuri/Chris S?
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Wondering if Anyone Knows Hagakuri/Chris S?

His account was last active on the system November 28, 2019. However, his last actual post was in 2017. Can't tell you any more. I did send an email asking after his status. I managed to get into contact with him by finding an old board game forum, it looks like he stepped back from gaming after a ...
by cheimison
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wondering if Anyone Knows Hagakuri/Chris S?
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Wondering if Anyone Knows Hagakuri/Chris S?

There was a guy (*Chris S.*) who did some OSR gaming and used the handle **Hagakuri** on several of the old forums like Dragonsfoot and BFRPG. I used to run a game or two with him but I stopped hearing from him about 3/2018 after his wife said he'd gone to the emergency room and I haven't been able ...
by cheimison
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BFRPG v.s. Well, all the rest
Replies: 17
Views: 1677

Re: BFRPG v.s. Well, all the rest

BFRPG is kind of an odd duck among OSRs because it cleaves very closely to 'Original Edition Games' style rules (with some streamlining and OGL-reminiscent stuff thrown in) but unlike Swords & Wizardry, Labyrinth Lord and OSRIC it is not trying to emulate anything specifically. In simplicity it tend...
by cheimison
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morgansfort is a Meat Grinder, Good Introductory Modules?
Replies: 13
Views: 4105

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

I don't think any of your criticisms of Morgansfort are bad things. Cautious play leads to more survival. Long time since I checked in but I have two issues with this: If they play super-cautiously like an oldschool 1eHead, they'll never get anywhere. We simply did not have enough time in a session...
by cheimison
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morgansfort is a Meat Grinder, Good Introductory Modules?
Replies: 13
Views: 4105

Morgansfort is a Meat Grinder, Good Introductory Modules?

I ran BF1 Morgansfort and it massacred my players time and again. Despite having 2-5 henchmen and 2-4 PCs at all times they routinely lost at least one person every dungeon delve. They weren't being overtly stupid or anything, but I play it straight and let the dice fall where they may. The problem ...
by cheimison
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fair fight?
Replies: 18
Views: 3723

Re: Fair fight?

This current party wants to "duel" every villain. That would literally cause me to drop a game. I despise video game logic. My goal in D&D is to steal money and accomplish goals with a good cost/benefit ratio, not get into fights. If you've ever read Black Company novels by Glen Cook you can see it...
by cheimison
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Tips Using NPC Spells and Monster Abilities Effectively
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Some Tips Using NPC Spells and Monster Abilities Effectively

Evil DM/Rational Caster Spell Tactics Sleep is very effective against low-level PCs. An entire party down, especially since many versions allow NO saving throw for characters below 4HD, And since players ALWAYS pick sleep if they can, and ALWAYS use it immediately on mobs I see no reason not to turn...
by cheimison
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chris Gonnerman wrote about the meaning of AC, I guess?
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Re: Chris Gonnerman wrote about the meaning of AC, I guess?

I seem to remember a blog entry here, or an article somewhere else, where Chris Gonnerman (if I remember correctly) about the meaning of Armor Class. It was part of a discussion about different takes on Armor, and Chris said AC as a fixed value (say, a difficulty level to roll against) was a better...
by cheimison
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BF1 Nomenclature Error, 'Olde' Island Fortress
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: BF1 Nomenclature Error, 'Olde' Island Fortress

Yes, should have been a reply on BF1 thread in Workshop. To address both points: 1. Yes, it's inconsistent. But it likely won't be changed unless in the far-off day there's another print release made. 2. I've tested 2 PDF viewers and in my LibreOffice, and it looks OK. I have no idea why it's doing...
by cheimison
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Play & First Session of BF1 on Roll20
Replies: 0
Views: 1721

First Play & First Session of BF1 on Roll20

We played our first session of BF1: Morgansfort tonight on Roll20. I was the Dungeon Master, while my PCs this evening were run by some guys I found on Google+, Chris and Jason. No spoilers on this post, because my players might read it :-P As we had created characters beforehand we were able to get...