October 5, 2005 at 3:21 am #552423SteveB
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Thanks for setting this up, you b****** 😀
Feel free to post here any questions, and someone will answer, even if I’m away doing other things…that might be work, or might be World of Warcraft… 😳
As Nick says, he’s the Master Level RPGA GM, so he’s probably more in the know than I 😀October 5, 2005 at 8:29 am #567139
You play a lot more than me Steve, so I think I’ll leave you in the hot seat for the time being. I’ll just hang around and heckle. It is what I do best after all 😀October 5, 2005 at 1:04 pm #567140HalAdmin
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I thought you could do the Master Level DM test as many times (with a three month gap between each try) as you liked with a book and a load of people to help you 😛
It means nothing at all. You are as good as anyone I have met at the rules, especially without the books. And with regards to good DMing titles meaen very little when it comes to the sharp end!
I have an old book called Role-Playing Mastery that Gygax wrote back in the 80s and it was as much a load of crap then as it is now 😛
Perhaps I should start a proper GM Mastery Scheme with levels of achievement and stuff that actully mean you run games and things and make players happy 😉 Or perhaps we can just stick with the Rat Bastard DM Club 😉
Hal :hal:October 5, 2005 at 3:15 pm #567141
Interesting that you say that about Gygax, Hal. It seems more often than not, games and creative environments often outgrow their “creators”.October 5, 2005 at 4:07 pm #567142riddles
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I’ve got the book somewhere too. It’s wonderfully pretentious from what I remember.
Sometimes I wonder how our hobby survives…October 5, 2005 at 4:23 pm #567143Hal wrote:I thought you could do the Master Level DM test as many times (with a three month gap between each try) as you liked with a book and a load of people to help you 😛
Actually, its become even funnier than that. Once you qualify for Herald, you can now take the Master Level Test every 7 days until you pass. LMAOOctober 5, 2005 at 4:35 pm #567144HalAdmin
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Wow! Might have to have a go! I am a Herald DM already and that was easy!
Or, perhaps I won’t bother! 😀
Hal :hal:October 6, 2005 at 2:24 am #567145Shug
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Steve seems pretty sharp to me.
We’re all hitting 3.x for the first time, and I don’t have tech-backup like Hal does….
…. play has stalled a couple times due to the unfamiliar combat rules, and the inability of me to let an unknown slide…
“I know there’s a rule for that… one sec, guys….” *flip flip*
That’s my biggest obstacle as a DM with these new rules – my anal retentiveness. 😛 I flew with 2e, due to the relative length of exposure.October 6, 2005 at 8:28 am #567146
You’re at a distinct advantage if you missed 3.0 altogether. It gets a bit confusing with 3.0 and 3.5 rules mixed up together :SOctober 6, 2005 at 11:14 am #567147riddles
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Shug, if you have access to a computer during play, the SRD at http://www.d20srd.org/ is invaluable.
Dr. Nick, I agree totally, esp. when cheating players try to pick and mix the best from both 3.0 and 3.5… 👿October 6, 2005 at 4:27 pm #567148Shug
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No computrons for us… we’re old-schoolers from the mid-late 80’s… using a computer would be sacrilidge during play. I even feel a little twinkish for using minis, but it’s impossible to not, with the new combat rules.
We’re actually doing straight up 3.0 – when it first got released, I bought the core set for nostalgic reasons, with no real intention to play… and one of the players has the core 3.0 set too… so we’re giving it a shot first, to see if it’s worth it before investing in the .5 upgrade.
We play so infrequently (2-3hr session/month) that I think we’re gonna stick with 3.0 for now.October 6, 2005 at 5:03 pm #567149
People often complain about 3 and 3.5, but I QUITE rarely hear about players actually doing 2nd edition anymore.October 6, 2005 at 5:19 pm #567150Rich
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Personally I like 3.5 for good old school dungeon bashing fun. I had my many issues with the more broken bits of 3.0 when playing and running under those rules and I was frankly pleased at the update to 3.5. I am sure there are plenty of people who thought it a bit of a cash in and I take the point but for me 3.5 is a far better ordered and presented product, all just personal opinion of course.
2nd is cool but I havent played it or run it for a long time, though there are a few games every now and then around BURPS.
Rich 8)October 6, 2005 at 6:54 pm #567151mchvlichldprdgy
Shug wrote:I even feel a little twinkish for using minis, but it’s impossible to not, with the new combat rules.
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Its not that bad. Just so long as the combats stay below ten or twelve participants. If it takes more than thet, just use paper.
Personally I don’t like minis that much. I prefer the “keep track in the head” bit when I DM. Easier to do ratbastardy that way.November 28, 2005 at 8:54 am #567152
Just out of curiosity, Steve… was Arum (sp?) designed with some special player supplement that told you how to make a massively deadly, unstoppable character, or did you make it up straight out of your head with your massively deadly, unstoppable skills?
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