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by Tazer_The_Yoot
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clerical Spell Research
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Clerical Spell Research

Yeah. You're right. The way the class and its spell casting component is written, that makes the most sense.

Hmmmm. I've given myself a campaign idea with the pilgrimage comment, though. So, something good came from that.
by Tazer_The_Yoot
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clerical Spell Research
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Clerical Spell Research

Clerical spells are prayers. Research might involve studying old religious texts for clues about lost or forgotten prayers, or it might involve extended meditation and prayer for inspiration or guidance. Or perhaps a pilgrimage, which would let the entire party participate in the adventure, right?
by Tazer_The_Yoot
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you handle spell research / magic item creation without a stronghold?
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: How do you handle spell research / magic item creation without a stronghold?

Or repurpose an abandoned shack or emptied out Ogre's lair in the wilderness if you're really cheap and antisocial. 8-) (Two traits of most Magic-Users I know.)
by Tazer_The_Yoot
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to/watching/reading?
Replies: 1002
Views: 206380

Re: What are you listening to/watching/reading?

Listening to the Save for Half podcast on Holmes Basic D&D.
by Tazer_The_Yoot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GP as XP - does it change the way the game is played?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: GP as XP - does it change the way the game is played?

In my experience, it certainly does. I've used BFRPG to run games giving experience for various things, and when gold = xp is the rule they seem to approach things much more strategically and methodically than otherwise. Of course, in Basic Fantasy, any fight needs to be approached strategically at ...
by Tazer_The_Yoot
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Plane Questions ...
Replies: 24
Views: 656

Re: Some Plane Questions ...

I believe, and someone can correct me if I'm wrong, that there's no particular cosmology, pantheon, or even campaign setting tied in with Basic Fantasy, at least the core rules. (No Alignment either)
by Tazer_The_Yoot
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to/watching/reading?
Replies: 1002
Views: 206380

Re: What are you listening to/watching/reading?

Been watching a lot of Drunk History on Youtube lately. A lot of these stories are surprisingly gameable.
by Tazer_The_Yoot
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Low Fantasy / Low Magic / Swords & Sorcery using BFRPG?
Replies: 17
Views: 797

Re: Low Fantasy / Low Magic / Swords & Sorcery using BFRPG?

I like the idea of magic existing in a low-magic setting but being a long, ceremonial process whose effects don't immediately take effect. The requirement for specific material components is a given in a setting like this, and they're naturally consumed in the ritual. I also have a personal preferen...
by Tazer_The_Yoot
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Poll] Which aspect of the OSR is most important to you?
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: [Poll] Which aspect of the OSR is most important to you?

I voted, fyi, for Pluralistic Innovation, but it was a close one. I was teetering between that and "style of play". It's definitely not nostalgia for me. I played some Mentzer D&D in the early nineties but I played way more Runequest and free form story games than anything else, and quite a bit of 5...
by Tazer_The_Yoot
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clownfish TV "recommendation" of Basic Fantasy, and a call to action
Replies: 20
Views: 1112

Re: Clownfish TV "recommendation" of Basic Fantasy, and a call to action

Well, I did my part. I suspect your reply will remain buried, however, Chris. A cursory glance suggests that their comment section sees what they're looking for and it's an echo chamber.