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by Jotenbjorn
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Simulationist Combat
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

If I remember correctly 7th Sea did a pretty good job.
by Jotenbjorn
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [CONAN] More Exciting Conan Combat!
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Those are some interesting ideas, I've used a house-rule where rolling a one on an attack roll allowed the defender to make a free counter-attack but nothing that detailed.
by Jotenbjorn
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Modern mythology and the Hyborian age
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

I had a Stygian Noble/Soldier way back in the day named Horus.
by Jotenbjorn
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: From Stone to Steel
Replies: 20
Views: 4337

The artwork and presentation is not open content, everything else is. If you remove all art and such it's open content, a pdf scan of the entire book is not legal.
by Jotenbjorn
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Battlefield Shift
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

Getting the Drop yoinked and added to campaign guide.
by Jotenbjorn
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Grapple and Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Throw Your Foe to the Ground yoinked.
by Jotenbjorn
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Child of Atali: Feat and Template
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Child of Atali’ is an inherited template that can be added to any living creature with an Intelligence score of 1 or more (referred to hereafter as the base creature). Does that mean any living creature? Like a horse, kitty-cat, dog, snake, bird, or fish? Just imagine a Giant son of Set/ Atali, yik...
by Jotenbjorn
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Does it fit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

I'd prefer to say no, but I've heard just way too many players gripe about stuff like that over the years and I just let them wear it so I don't have to hear it anymore. I'd say more than half the players I've gamed with since 2000 would cry foul.
by Jotenbjorn
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Above average people of the Hyborian Age
Replies: 12
Views: 2233

For "normal" people I roll 5d6 and discard both the highest and lowest die. This creates a very steep bell curve.
by Jotenbjorn
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Love for the sling? Crossbow vs Bow. Horse Archering.
Replies: 32
Views: 7235

Both quotes from Xenophon's Anabasis Ch 3 You're comparing slings to ancient bows, which were far inferior to their medieval counterparts. Slings were heavily used in the ancient world because ancient bows sucked. Bow technology advanced leaps and bounds over the next 1500 years while the sling was...
by Jotenbjorn
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Love for the sling? Crossbow vs Bow. Horse Archering.
Replies: 32
Views: 7235

The current world record for a stone cast from a sling is 437 meters. The current world record for a bow is 1,336 yards (2,047 yards with a crossbow). http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/flight.html Slings were the most effective ranged weapon, man for man, until the advent of the flintlock musket. If...
by Jotenbjorn
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Favored Weapons
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Use the weapon proficiency groups from Unearthed Arcana (also available on the hyperlink SRD site) and add racial groups to it. Done.
by Jotenbjorn
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Akbitanan vs Atlantean vs Cimmerian
Replies: 11
Views: 2299

Personally I hate the rules for Akbitanan weapons, it's ridiculous that there's only one city in the entire known world that has craftsman capable of producing high quality weapons.
by Jotenbjorn
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Love for the sling? Crossbow vs Bow. Horse Archering.
Replies: 32
Views: 7235

There is no way I'll buy that a sling has greater range than a bow without concrete evidence to back it up. You can fire a bow hundreds of yards, I seriously doubt you could sling a stone that far.
by Jotenbjorn
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Adventureseed for Nordheim
Replies: 14
Views: 4521

Great idea, too bad some of my players frequent this forum.
by Jotenbjorn
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Game Breakers
Replies: 37
Views: 6412

Well, maybe the amount of ability damage dealt is too uber. Tbh I never saw it in action. Once I planned to take it with my Barb, but then the GM totally threw the grappling rules overboard, so I went a different route. Maybe nerf it to: reduce chosen ability by 2 on a failed Fort save. 2 points se...
by Jotenbjorn
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Game Breakers
Replies: 37
Views: 6412

The biggest game breaker is crushing grip. When that feat's used the fight is over.
by Jotenbjorn
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The Future of the Conan rpg
Replies: 63
Views: 25304

As much as I like Mongoose's treatment of Conan, I'd rather they not get the license. I don't want to play Runequest.

I'd prefer Green Ronin give it the same treatment as its Mythic Vistas series.
by Jotenbjorn
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Gettin' Old
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

I used to have a system for losing penalties based upon lack of practice, but it never really came up so I dropped it. If you wen't a year without using a skill then you took a -1 penalty when you finally used that skill, with a maximum penalty equal to half the character's ranks. The same applies t...
by Jotenbjorn
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Question - Creating NPCs
Replies: 14
Views: 2509

For minor NPCs I roll 5d6, drop the highest and the lowest. This creates a more narrow bell curve for the general population, making the heroes abilities more exceptional. They also don't have hit points, but must save against serious wounds every time they are struck in combat. I treat heroes and v...