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by orobouros
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dungeon stocking/treasure question
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Dungeon stocking/treasure question

Easiest thing, leave it as it is. Not all monsters carry treasure, especially undead and beasts, who have no real use for it. Treasure is the goal of exploring, and if certain kinds of monsters generally don't have any, it's good information for the players to decide if getting into a fight is worth...
by orobouros
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building the Western Lands...
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Building the Western Lands...

I really don't have much to share. There's a hexmap I made of the area and a colored version of Dyson's map. Here's a few notes I put together on new content. **Morgansfort Tent City** is a collection of tents near the crossroads of the main road and the path that leads off to the fort proper. The r...
by orobouros
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Blog Post: Are Magic-Users Too Weak, Part II
Replies: 20
Views: 497

Re: New Blog Post: Are Magic-Users Too Weak, Part II

I’ve actually had people tell me that magic-users should never be reduced to using non-magical combat options, which is silly.
It is VERY silly.

On a semi-related note, using Monte Carlo analysis to evaluate game options is pretty rad.
by orobouros
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2157

Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Solomoriah wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:10 pm
ACK. A TIE.

So I must cast the tiebreaker vote.

Tomorrow. Tomorrow I will announce the winner. I feel I must re-read both frontrunners before casting a vote.
I antagonized over this very choice.
by orobouros
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building the Western Lands...
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Building the Western Lands...

My 10-session Roll20 Basic Fantasy campaign was located in the Western Lands. I dropped Brenton's Bend (a Dyson Logos map) onto a river close to Urd and came up with some background lore and information. Assigned utility to all the houses, came up with a bit of history for orcs living to the south (...
by orobouros
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beginner GM & Players - B4 The Lost City
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Beginner GM & Players - B4 The Lost City

Good call for Basic Fantasy to have all PCs start off with an attack bonus of one. Converting by subtracting from 20 is a lot easier to do and remember than from 19. Also good call on smoothing it out a bit between levels. They're subtle but I'm still finding the ways you modernized the game in a lo...
by orobouros
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Combat with Floor Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 16772

Re: Combat with Floor Plans

r5 looks okay to me in libreoffice. There's a table on pages 4 and 5 that's split. Not a big deal, but I think it's meant to be on just page 4. On a technical note, I'd really address the diagonal movement rules. Diagonal movement is 41% faster than cardinal movement. This could have weird interacti...
by orobouros
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active Games for Basic Fantasy
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Active Games for Basic Fantasy

I have no interest in entering hit points for PCs or monsters. No desire to automate anything. All I want is a platform on which to share a battle mat or map online. Roll20 is fairly flexible. Some people use it ONLY for generating character sheets. You can also use it ONLY as a way to display a ma...
by orobouros
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2157

Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

I think I spent about four hours reading through all of them. An extra week to vote would probably give more people a chance to at least skim through them.
by orobouros
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CS2 The Dark Temple
Replies: 181
Views: 5340

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Illustrations could be very helpful here. In my current game, our female half-orc demanded she get the large magical brazier the party just found because clearly it would fit her best. Our DM had difficulty pronouncing "brazier" and we all thought it was a kind of specialized armor.