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by Lyrwik
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 11
Views: 2107

Re: Halloween

We don't really do halloween here (Australia), although its growing (but also faces a lot of resistance as it's seen as Americanisation). I've always thought the idea of halloween lollies being tampered with would be only a slightly higher risk than any other food you may buy/give your kids - in whi...
by Lyrwik
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: How many 'names' the same in your group??
Replies: 3
Views: 7195

Re: How many 'names' the same in your group??

I've had two Todds at times. There was a while where the three of us (I'm not a Todd, but my name also starts with T) were housemates and often played together in a small group of 4. Also the three of us (housemates) all shared the same middle name.
by Lyrwik
Thu May 23, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: players leave, and their characters take cool magic...
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: players leave, and their characters take cool magic...

My approach to this really varies and depends on both in-game and 'meta' factors. The most recent time this occurred (with several items at once), the items which were kept and lost was pretty much a negotiated outcome with the players. The main things I would consider are: If there is a story reaso...
by Lyrwik
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
Replies: 3
Views: 9725

Re: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar

The only thing I know about Warhammer is the PbPs I lurk over at Unseen Servant. I think we have a 1E game going and a 4E game just starting up. I don't think either of them are Age of SIgmar though. Is that the newest iteration? Age of Sigmar is the current iteration of the tabletop game. It's qui...
by Lyrwik
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 4861

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Was his 'social awareness lack' more because he was strange as a person, or because he may have been developmentally challenged? I think it's more of the strange person side. Someone who I'm guessing didn't have a lot of friends growing up/never developed the greatest social skills. To give you an ...
by Lyrwik
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 4861

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Using personal knowledge of the DM to try to predict things which may happen, and/or saying things they think may be possibilities and trying to gauge the DM's expression to see if they're right I don't really see that as being metagaming, more than trying to "Play" the dm. Yeah, it's a b...
by Lyrwik
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 4861

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

I'd have to see an example of that because I'm not sure what you mean. But I don't think that's ever come up for me. The most recent example was the use of a Geas spell on the PCs, with an instruction along the lines of "find the amulets and bring them too me". The main story arc of the g...
by Lyrwik
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 4861

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Being excessively suspicious of everything and everyone without any in-game basis Using personal knowledge of the DM to try to predict things which may happen, and/or saying things they think may be possibilities and trying to gauge the DM's expression to see if they're right Trying to turn magic in...
by Lyrwik
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
Replies: 3
Views: 9725

Re: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar

I haven't played Age of Sigmar. I previously played Warhammer Fantasy and 40K, and they are fun games. However, I've all but given up on them (or at least on WH Fantasy) since they discontinued it to shift to Age of Sigmar.
by Lyrwik
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: How long from time found, to reality??
Replies: 15
Views: 3309

Re: How long from time found, to reality??

I'd always assumed that the limiting factor was less about the techniques required to shape the armour, and more around the quality of metals which could be produced, and whether it could withstand being formed thin enough (to be light enough to be useable) and strong enough to actually do its job. ...
by Lyrwik
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Need advice from 5e enthusiasts
Replies: 7
Views: 12704

Re: Need advice from 5e enthusiasts

I would also suggest Phandelver. However if you're looking for something longer (ie one of the campaign books), I'd say to steer clear of Hoard of the Dragon Queen. It is not well written. I haven't played the other campaign books, but I know a lot of people who enjoyed Curse of Strahd and Storm Kin...
by Lyrwik
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Dragon Magazine in .pdf format
Replies: 16
Views: 22998

Re: Dragon Magazine in .pdf format

Looks like there's some more of them here:
https://thetrove.net/Magazines/Dungeons%20&%20Dragons/
by Lyrwik
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Dragon Magazine in .pdf format
Replies: 16
Views: 22998

Re: Dragon Magazine in .pdf format

I think the site has limited bandwidth and seems to be down on occasion. You could also try the main page:
https://annarchive.com/archive.html
by Lyrwik
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 2775

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

I was thinking about this earlier today. Artificial aging in AD&D requires a system shock roll to survive the stress of the advanced aging effect. If you're hasted , if you see or are touched by a ghost, etc - you age x number of years and you must make a successful system shock roll to survive...
by Lyrwik
Sat May 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: dispel magic and undead?
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: dispel magic and undead?

In one sense, it would make sense that it could, since it's an ongoing magic which is holding the creature together. However, I feel it wouldn't really be in the spirit of it to allow it to. Also, under the Animate Dead spell, it specifically says that "the magic cannot be dispelled". I th...