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bodhranist

Member Since 22 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 08 2017 04:18 PM
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#97783 Breaking the Jade Fast

Posted by bodhranist on 22 January 2016 - 12:44 PM

Rather like the first-edition Dungeon Master's Guide, you mean? ;)

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I was quite amused to notice that chart getting a stealth shout-out in the the 'Gear:Lodgings and Services' section of Pathfinder's 'Ultimate Equipment'.
 

 

Companion (Price 5cp–10 gp) : Whether a brazen strumpet, gigolo, saucy tart, escort, or expensive doxy, this person is available for an adventurer who needs intimacy. An hour's diversion typically costs a few silver pieces plus the price of a room.


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#95399 Lost Mine of Phandelver Session 20

Posted by bodhranist on 30 March 2015 - 05:15 AM

Woo! More Phandelver-y goodness! Thanks, all.


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#95042 Traveller Session 01

Posted by bodhranist on 05 March 2015 - 07:16 AM

The intro audio for this is excellent.

 

Agreed, this series has always been my favorite intro on the site, although it is closely followed by the informativeness of the rolemaster intro.


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#93698 Whatever Happened To Cyberpunk?

Posted by bodhranist on 14 November 2014 - 02:10 PM

It's not punk if everybody's doing it. If you're in a minority of people who has a computer plugged into their head, or wants to, then you're probably going to end up feeling some comradeship with the few who know what that's like. But then, everybody else plugged in, and there's nothing to bind you together with the other freaks, because you're not freaks any more. That's probably why most of the gamergaters are losing their shit - there ended up being enough people into the thing that made them special and unique that they weren't special and unique any more.

Also, we discovered that the megacorps controlling the world tend more towards banal, blandly smothering, and tediously awful, rather than interestingly machievellian and creepily insane.


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#92421 #RPGaDay

Posted by bodhranist on 11 August 2014 - 02:14 AM

*derisive snort*

*obscene gesture*

*wanders off looking for whiskey*


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#92204 Rapey DMs

Posted by bodhranist on 31 July 2014 - 09:55 AM

However, this does seem like a good place to point out that someone at VICE is trying to flash their geek cred. In an article on Kanye West, of all things, one of their writers referenced a "hithlainian cloak of secrecy", which only really makes sense if you're geeky enough to remember that hithlain is what elven rope in the Lord of the Rings was made out of. Seriously, reposts of that article are the only google hits for "hithlainian" I can find. Sadly, the article is credited to "staff", so I can't tell who coined the word.


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#88713 What Worked, What Didn’t

Posted by bodhranist on 10 February 2014 - 04:42 AM

In the article, he keeps talking about reducing complexity. This makes it sound like I won't like D&D Next. If I'm playing D&D, I want complexity. I want the complexity to be managable, to make sense and be somewhat predictable and easy to understand, but in D&D, it should be there. Other viewpoints?


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#87889 The One Ring Session 01

Posted by bodhranist on 15 January 2014 - 07:50 AM

Awesome, thanks!


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#85702 Improving Mystery Adventures

Posted by bodhranist on 06 October 2013 - 10:30 AM

For some good advice on mysteries and how to keep the plot from completely getting buried, I've found the Three Clue Rule to be useful. LOTS of good advice there.
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#84310 Temple Of Time Session 10

Posted by bodhranist on 18 August 2013 - 10:58 PM

I'd enjoy hearing more of it, and it would be cool to see in print. Using two eras is a cool mechanic, and one I haven't really seen done before. Also, it would give more people the chance to dodge a ballista, and then foolishly not deal with the traps on the obviously trapped door!


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#83672 Cover Art: "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."

Posted by bodhranist on 04 August 2013 - 08:51 PM

I never actually did end up 'writing my own fantasy games for my microcomputer', but finding this book in 4th grade in my elementary school library was excellent for me. The cover image is okay, but I could probably have sketched out rough drafts of the interior images now, two and a half decades later.

 

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#83145 Shadowrun Returns

Posted by bodhranist on 26 July 2013 - 11:10 AM

I think the fandible shadowrun is my favorite thing they've done. Wish there was more of it.


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