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by bobtheoldcrank
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Light discussion] What do you imagine your iron rations as?
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: [Light discussion] What do you imagine your iron rations as?

Hywaywolf has the game history right. Bully beef and hardtack, anyone? :D I think of it as drieds meats, hardtack, dried fruits, etc. No supplement from foraging or hunting needed, though successful foraging and/or hunting can stretch iron rations for a long time. Just as Aragorn on the way from Wea...
by bobtheoldcrank
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Magic-Users Too Weak?
Replies: 44
Views: 9115

Re: Are Magic-Users Too Weak?

And you guys who thing magic users need more spells at 1st level... have you READ my blog post yet??? Because until you have, and have indicated the basis of your disagreement with my arithmetic, I honestly don't think you know what you're talking about. No offense intended. A first level magic use...
by bobtheoldcrank
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who to deal with players who put alot of effort into thier b
Replies: 16
Views: 2823

Re: Who to deal with players who put alot of effort into thier b

Plus don't forget that resurrection and polymorph removals and all that sort of thing keep treasure inflation down. If they run out of cash they'll have to hock some magical gear. If they can't come up with the dosh, have the cleric make them agree to undertake a quest in lieu of the extortionate pa...
by bobtheoldcrank
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D&D music and humor videos
Replies: 15
Views: 3460

Re: D&D music and humor videos

http://youtu.be/sKFW6QeGvns

Alessandra Torressani in a Slave Leia outfit. That is all.
by bobtheoldcrank
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: New Class - Friar
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Re: New Class - Friar

The differences are in the flavor and the crunch, though some powers/abilities are shared. Great Way Adepts are Eastern/Asian in flavor and have powers/abilities which are very "kung-fu movie". They don't get spell use at all. They have Thief skills. Friars are Medieval Europe in flavor, more like R...
by bobtheoldcrank
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Culture
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Game Culture

I agree neither New School nor Olde Schole is "better" than the other. They're ... different . I find I prefer the Olde Schole, purely because too much "crunch" has an annoying tendency to confuse my addled brain (character generation is a BITCH). I also find that crunch tends to get in the way of r...
by bobtheoldcrank
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Magic-Users Too Weak?
Replies: 44
Views: 9115

Re: Are Magic-Users Too Weak?

I like the at-will cantrip effects. Interesting idea. Thank you! We shall agree to differ on your ringing hollow. Can fighters make time stop? Can they do 10d6 damage with a flick of the wrist and a pinch of guano? That's not the fighter sitting with thumb emplaced, either; the fighter still has his...
by bobtheoldcrank
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game Balance
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: Game Balance

I agree with Seandon4 that "game balance" is largely relative, and that "game balance" means a different thing to the current generation than it does to mine. I think that plays into the minor kerfuffle in which we found ourselves in the other thread, Diceclown. The problem with any kind of balance ...
by bobtheoldcrank
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BFRPG users by State and Country
Replies: 365
Views: 80306

Re: BFRPG users by State and Country

Rollin' polyhedra dem in de bush down island hyah.

East End, St Croix, US Virgin Islands

You all have fun freezing. 8-) :P

http://goo.gl/maps/dxqHC
by bobtheoldcrank
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Treasure For Experience
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Using Treasure For Experience

seandon4 wrote:... cleaver role play is an alternative (to avoid the players killing everything issue)...
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Players killing everything is "cleaver" role play.

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