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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Aravar » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:05 am

heliona wrote: Our DM for that one has ideas for the next seven (!) adventures, which I think will involve some of our characters' backstories and motivations, which should be good.

So that's where we are at the moment. :)


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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Calma » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:24 pm

*bump*

Almost done with the game I've been running.
Hopefully this month's session will get it done.
Then I can let Sable run the games for awhile.

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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby heliona » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:22 am

One can never have enough dice. :D Congratulations on your present. :)

Our next session is next weekend - we're gearing up to take on a red dragon and five horned devils (after having just survived a fight with a balor :shock: ).
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Aravar » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:31 am

I remember killing a third of the party with a red dragon once....
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Calma » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:38 am

Aravar wrote:I remember killing a third of the party with a red dragon once....


:shock: A third?! Whoa! Hope the remaining members took their revenge.


heliona, what levels are you running?
That sounds like a difficult scenerio.
Bring lots of healing... :D
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Aravar » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 am

It was only a young one. Unfortunately the breath weapon took two characters to instant death: one was, IIRC already unconscious. The party killed it.

It should only have been a medium encounter. I had put it in to have a quick combat after a non-combat session. I have been running a series of 1st Ed adventures, that was Beyond the Crystal Cave.

I'm not sure that the difficulty tables in the DMG are very good.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Calma » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:25 am

I/we always use the DMG and Monster Manuals as guidebooks only.
And usually bump up the difficulty and monster hit points to make the game more difficult.

I play 1st edition, too, but I make my own scenerios.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby heliona » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:42 pm

I missed out my saving roll by 1 and died. And yes, the dragon died not long afterwards. Fortunately, we'd been to a Temple not long before and our characters were resurrected!

We're now level 13. There are six of us player characters, plus we have three companions. I think most of our party have lost HP as well, so this next encounter should be ... um ... interesting! :shock:
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Aravar » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:44 pm

We're playing 5th Ed, but using 1st Ed scenarios. Some have already got official 5th Ed updates: I've done S1, S2 and G1-3, and others people have done updates for. They're not hard to convert anyway.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Calma » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 pm

Well. we were to game this evening,
But our third player bowed out due to illness.
So I ran one off the top of my head for Sable and I.
Beats sitting about trying to stay wake.
Sable said she had a good time, so maybe i did ok.

Well, hopefully next Friday will be the day.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby heliona » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:13 pm

Well, we killed the dragon and the horned devils remarkably easily. Then we defeated an army with one song (our Bard sung up a blizzard).

Of course, since we're now fighting some survival game against the goddess Lolth, we're doomed, but it was good whilst it lasted! :shock:
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Calma » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:47 pm

heliona wrote:Well, we killed the dragon and the horned devils remarkably easily. Then we defeated an army with one song (our Bard sung up a blizzard).

Of course, since we're now fighting some survival game against the goddess Lolth, we're doomed, but it was good whilst it lasted! :shock:



Good Luck with that. :shock:
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby heliona » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:28 pm

Yeah. We're playing again next weekend, so I'll let you know how it goes! :shock:
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Otaku-sempai » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:10 am

Oddly, I've never closely followed or posted on these forums until now. This will actually be my first post here.

Since you're discussing D&D here, has anyone tried using Cubicle 7's Adventures in Middle-earth OGL? It essentially takes their The One Ring Roleplaying Game setting (the years between the Battle of Five Armies and the War of the Ring) and adapts it to D&D 5e. It's hard to believe that there seems to be no references here to the game.

I have not had the opportunity to play AiMe (preferring to gather around a table than to game online), but I have been able to play TOR at a number of local (Buffalo/Niagara Falls area) conventions.

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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Calma » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:30 am

Welcome to TORC, Otaku-sempai.

I've never used modules.
I prefer to make my own scenerios.
Thus I've never played "Adventures in Middle Earth"

I don't play on line either.
I have a group of three, including myself,
Who play once a month.
And it's usually AD&D 1e.

If you try that module,
Please give us a review of it.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Otaku-sempai » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:18 am

For Adventures in Middle-earth I only own a copy of the Player's Guide, though I have original boxed set of core rules for The One Ring and many of the supplements. I do also have many books and modules for ICE's old Middle-earth Role Playing (MERP) line. My wife and I are part of a long-running AD&D 2e campaign in an original campaign setting originally developed by the brothers of a friend of ours. The Caralon campaign has however been stalled for some time now.

This might be of some interest: Cubicle 7 will soon be soliciting a boxed Moria set that will be compatible with both TOR and AiMe (and thus also with D&D 5e).
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Calma » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:16 pm

Didn't get to play last week
And won't be able to play this week either.
Third member has bowed out and we need her characters to finish the current game.
Hope we can play soon.
I'm sort of tired of DM'ing.
If I can play for a bit, I can get back into running the game, no sweat
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby heliona » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:13 pm

Oh, we survived Lolth! :shock:

And returned to our home in triumph. In a couple of weeks' time, we're going on another adventure, but we've no idea what it is, as Lolth was the endgame of our previous campaign.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Otaku-sempai » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:36 pm

heliona wrote:Oh, we survived Lolth! :shock:

And returned to our home in triumph. In a couple of weeks' time, we're going on another adventure, but we've no idea what it is, as Lolth was the endgame of our previous campaign.

Hmmm, this might be a good time to consider taking a look at Adventures in Middle-earth! :wink:

It is a 5e OGL system, but you might like the mechanics better than standard D&D 5e, especially the Journey, Audience, and Fellowship phase rules.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Aravar » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:55 am

heliona wrote: In a couple of weeks' time, we're going on another adventure, but we've no idea what it is, as Lolth was the endgame of our previous campaign.


And you think the DM has? (Actually I need to get the module I was intending to do and probably alter the power levels.)

I have got some of the 5E Middle Earth stuff, but I haven't got the Rhovanion book yet. I nearly bought it on Friday. However we will be continuing with the existing party in the Forgotten Realms for now.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Otaku-sempai » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:19 am

Aravar wrote:I have got some of the 5E Middle Earth stuff, but I haven't got the Rhovanion book yet. I nearly bought it on Friday. However we will be continuing with the existing party in the Forgotten Realms for now.

I've always liked the Realms; it's a fun setting.

Do you use PDFs? If so, do you purchase your Cubicle 7 Middle-earth material either directly from C7 or from a retailer who can provide the free PDF through the Bits and Mortar program? This not only makes the PDF available soon after making a pre-order, but also provides PDF updates also for free.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Calma » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:55 am

At last..... (sigh)
We were able to finish my long campaign and successfully retrieved the gem.
All illness and family requirements were out of the way
And we were able to get the grimiour reading gem.

Now it's Sable's turn to run the games.
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Anyone?

Postby Otaku-sempai » Wed May 09, 2018 11:39 am

Has everyone heard of the new Blessing coming to Elves in Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes? 'Dungeons & Dragons' to Introduce Sexfluidity in Elves.
One of the big themes in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes is the concept that elves were once a mutable race. Their creator Corellon Larethian was an androgynous being and elves could originally change their forms at will, although they eventually lost this ability when they descended into the Material Plane.

However, according to Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, some elves retain a blessing of Corellon. As part of this blessing, these elves can actually choose their biological sex whenever they finish a long rest. These elves can choose to be male, female, or "neither" based on their moods or feelings.

One of the more interesting things to consider is how this should impact Drow society.
So what does the concept of fluidity have to do with the drow, which have long been depicted as the "evil" subrace of elves? The drow come from an extremely matriarchal gendered society and have widely rejected Corellon as their god. A drow that can change their gender is seen as an affront to drow culture, not only because it's a direct blessing from Corellon, but also because they can choose whether to be part of the ruling female class.

Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes is available everywhere on May 29, but you can pick up a limited alternative cover in game stores on May 18, 2018.
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