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by Hernes Son
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Space Force Science Fiction Role-Playing Game
Replies: 39
Views: 3708

Re: And Now, For Something Completely Different...

This sounds utterly excellent. I would totally play this game.
by Hernes Son
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battle mats
Replies: 16
Views: 1835

Re: Battle mats

I've had a Chessex Mega-Mat since the late 80s, and it still works great. Does have a few weird stains on it from pen-marks left too long, but it doesn't bother me. I kind of like the reminder of past exploits! I've also got a couple sets of Role4Initiative's "Dungeon Tiles", which I like a lot: htt...
by Hernes Son
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tips for a new BFRPG DM? Starting a campaign on Roll20.
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Re: Tips for a new BFRPG DM? Starting a campaign on Roll20.

The best GMing advice I've ever heard came from my son when he was 5 years old. He told me he wanted to be the GM in our game, and I told him that he should let me do it for a while until he'd played more. He told me that GMing was "easy, anyone can do it". "Oh, yeah?" says I, being all cynical and ...
by Hernes Son
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm new to BFRPG, I just ordered my hardcopies!
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: I'm new to BFRPG, I just ordered my hardcopies!

Your dad is clearly awesome.

I got a copy of Dungeon! a couple years back, and played it with my own kids. That got them interested in my old copy of Talisman, which we've played a ton of, and now we're playing a BFRPG campaign set in Narnia.
by Hernes Son
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Character number recommendations on modules?
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Character number recommendations on modules?

My games have five players, each controlling a single PC. They work as freelance troubleshooters/makers for the local government, and there's been a few times when I presented them with a huge opposition to face, so they requested backup. In those cases, I gave each player 3 hireling NPCs to control...
by Hernes Son
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is basic fantasy really for me?
Replies: 14
Views: 3110

Re: Is basic fantasy really for me?

It seems to me that where you're hung up is that you were drawn to BFRPG because of the simplicity, but find yourself wanting more complexity. And obviously there's nothing wrong with that, but consider that a baseline for discussion. Personally, I came to BFRPG after many years of frustration with ...
by Hernes Son
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm new to BFRPG, I just ordered my hardcopies!
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: I'm new to BFRPG, I just ordered my hardcopies!

Indeed, the core rules are so cheap, I've started adding copies with anything else I order from Amazon. I plan on giving them away as I can, probably going to seed a few into the numerous Little Free Libraries that have popped up in my area.
by Hernes Son
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multiple questions.
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

Re: Multiple questions.

There's no way the party could win! Even taking into account that they'll be fighting in a [spoiler]1-tile wide tunnel, they would still have to hack through 15 goblins and 3 hobgoblins[/spoiler] One of the hallmarks of the BFRPG-style of "Old School Gaming" is an emphasis on player skill as well a...
by Hernes Son
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multiple questions.
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

Re: Multiple questions.

1 -- I'd say a freely unencumbered arm. So, if you're holding a shield in one arm, your fingers are being used to grasp one of the straps. WOn't work. 2 -- I don't know how that would really work. The types of lanterns we usually see in fantasy art are too big and bulky to wear around your neck. May...
by Hernes Son
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm new to BFRPG, I just ordered my hardcopies!
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: I'm new to BFRPG, I just ordered my hardcopies!

Welcome aboard! I've been running the game for my own kids (11 and 8), and they've been having a great time. My son actually got a bunch of the kids at his school into it, and they started a weekly club. With the low price, I went out and bought a bunch of extra copies for the club's library. They'r...