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by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Spicing Up Combat
Replies: 14
Views: 2632

One thing I have been considering is a rule they had in the Exalted RPG. It was called "stunt dice." If a player described his action in an interesting way they would be awarded extra dice by the GM for their dice pool. You'd get 1 dice for something like "I swing sword my at his head in a flashing ...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Improved trip
Replies: 28
Views: 4305

one of the reasons i've been looking at changing crimson mist so it still works with things like that. You could change Demon killer to instead of ignoring terror saves against a demon type you have already defeated to you are considered to automatically pass any terror saves against demons you hav...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Who has actually played a prestige class?
Replies: 11
Views: 2552

I considered getting some levels in Poitanian Knight at some point but it just doesn't seem like its worth it in most ways. I think sticking with muticlassing Noble/Soldier just seems to make more sense though. The Gunderland mercenary class seems somewhat intriguing however, they seem to get some g...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Improved trip
Replies: 28
Views: 4305

Well there is Demon Killer but that only gives you bonus' to will saves against terror (and makes you immune to the terror effect of specific demons you have defeated). There is also the monster slayer feat that doubles the power attack bonus against large creatures. I've always wondered with RAW po...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: NPC list
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

As promised (a bit delayed I know) The Nemedian Adventurer! It is mostly based on the stats in the free companies book, but those stats are for the Open Mass Combat system so this is just the completed version for RP stats: Nemedian Adventurer Race: Hyborian Class: Soldier 3 Hit Dice: 3d10+3 (20 HP)...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Social Skills (PC vs NPC)
Replies: 7
Views: 1931

I think social issues, whether they be skills, abilities or spells need to handled by a GM somewhat delicately. When at all possible the GM should let the PC think they are acting in their own interest (whether this is by rolling in secret and letting Characters "know" what their perceptions are) or...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Help with Literacy
Replies: 19
Views: 3500

While I agree I should not make broad generaliations about medieval literacy. It varied significantly both on chronology and geopgraphy (even in ancient cultures it varied based on geography, chronology and class). In the early middle ages during the reign of Charlemagne there was significant spike ...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Warrior's Companion - February 2009
Replies: 48
Views: 11528

I will admit I forgot about Fafrd (that Swords against death? Its been about been about 10 years since I read Leiber). I also think that more seroius injuries that requires some significant heal checks to get the character back up to snuff seems OK. The problem becomes when only super rare things li...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Help with Literacy
Replies: 19
Views: 3500

I am afraid I would have disagree I think many of the more "barbaric" races may have a simple runic script (Ogham for the Cimmerians, Nordic runes for the Nordheimr) that are really more symbolic or religious than they are an actual written language. I also think illiteracy provides for some excelle...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: NPC list
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Sorry about the double post. If you have any questions about my choices with stats feel free to as and I'll answer to the best of my ability.

Next up Ne'er do wells, Nomads, Bandits, and Barbarians! (it'll be about a week)
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: NPC list
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Thank you, it took far more time and effort than I had expected. When I posted this I was very tired and there are couple of things I should explain. First of these stats include a few house rules : all weapons that dealt 2d10 now deal 2d8, all weapons that dealt 2d8 now deal 2d6 and war spears can ...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: NPC list
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

well I have spent much more time on this than I thought I would but I got a little obsessive with regards to completeness so I apologize for the length of this one, its pretty much stats for every type of soldier a character is likely to encounter west of Turan: -Knights and Nobles- Aquilonian Knigh...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New approach to Weapon Damage
Replies: 173
Views: 26071

With regards to the DR issue my group uses that optional minimum damage rule that says any blow that hits deals at least 1 point of damage. Admittedly this does not solve the problem but it does mitigate it a little.
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Warrior's Companion - February 2009
Replies: 48
Views: 11528

Hmmm. I said it before and I will say it again: Permanent Damage rules are totally misplaced in a Conan game. I find it funny that the flowtext says something about putting the grittiness of REH combat into the game. I can't remember a single instance of any character in a REH Conan story being cri...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New approach to Weapon Damage
Replies: 173
Views: 26071

One thing we did in our game to reduce the amount of power with big 2-handed weapons was to decrease their die type by one. Weapons that dealt 2d10 now deal 2d8 and weapons that dealt 2d8 now deal 2d6. Its not a huge difference but it does make some of the bigger weapons a little less crazy. Another...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: NPC list
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

NPC list

A project came to me recently to create a list of low level NPCs for my GM so he has stats to reference for common foes without having to shuffle through various books or have to come up with something on the fly. I am putting up this post for 2 reasons: 1 to offer it to other GMs for their convenie...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Your Favourite Feats
Replies: 20
Views: 4050

I've always liked the intricate swordplay feat. It is pretty powerful as it gives a significant bonus to parry if you have a decent CHA, it adds to your STR bonus instead of replacing it. It is also reasonably balanced in the fact that it requires 3 prereq feats: weapon focus (broadsword or arming s...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Thoughts on Reputation
Replies: 2
Views: 849

The way we play reputation is more or less as described in the 2nd Ed rulebook where players have a base reputation equal to their level plus their CHA bonus and social standing (with some miscellanious modifiers thrown in such as COH bonus, etc.). You also have situational/local bonuses for various...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Conan: Hyrkania and Turan
Replies: 7
Views: 2461

I believe our much admired Mr. Darlage wrote an S&P article on the Hyrkanians. It was less (meaning not a full book) than we could hope for but it bodes well for the future I believe...
by Magister_Ordo_Lyrae
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What your favorite Conan story?
Replies: 71
Views: 11235

I really love Wolves Across the Border . But I read the completed version by REH and deCamp. What part is completly REH? Just wondering. Overall, I felt that this was one that deCamp did justice. The draft that I read ended at the point where Gault and the other frontiersmen ambush Valerian in the ...