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by Elfman
Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: The minimum damage rule
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Sutek wrote::roll:

...read it again mayhem...last sentance...
"How's that?"

How does that clear anything up? :P
by Elfman
Thu Sep 30, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: More details on the discounted Atlantean rulebook policy
Replies: 13
Views: 5602

Since no one else has answered about whether or not they got their AE, I will. I did the page-clipping thing and I have received my CtRPG:AE for $20 plus shipping. It took about 2-3 weeks from the time I sent my check until the book arrived here in California. I now have CtRPG:AE, and for the moment...
by Elfman
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: 1st vs 2nd Printing (i.e., Necessity of the Atlantean Ed?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2310

First of all, depending on your definition, you could "get by" with a friend who's seen a Conan movie and two sticks to pretend are swords. For a 6-year old, that might even be fulfilling. So could you get by with the first printing? Undoubtedly For a clear description of the Conan d20 RPG, for rule...
by Elfman
Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Downloads of handouts/props
Replies: 16
Views: 12220

As much as I complain and harp on you guys (especially recently regarding the Drazi) I must say I am pleased with how much extra work you do for us.

I thank you in advance for the PDFs. Really. (no sarcasm this time) :P
by Elfman
Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Large Parties
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

Some simple ways to get your party together, that follow the Conan style: 1. They are all slaves or captives of some bad guy, and their first task is to escape. 2. They area all broke and in need of food and/or equipment in the same place at the same time. The patron calls for people to aid him/her ...
by Elfman
Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: GM screens
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

I'd like to see a GM's screen like the one that Pinnacle produce for Savage Worlds - one that allows inserts for each game. Mongoose could produce one screen with downloads for inserts for each game. Here Here!! This is a fantastic idea. I've been trying to order a similar style screen from Masters...
by Elfman
Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Communications and computers
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

There is no evidence to support that the personal comps use anything more than a (probably broadband) phone link. I would extend it to using a mobile (cell?) phone connection, but that's as far as I would go. Your Gm will tell you what equipment is available for your campaign, and what their limits ...
by Elfman
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Names
Replies: 25
Views: 8260

Look at it this way, Elfman, at least you got a picture in the rule book. Look at the poor Brakiri. Those who have not watched a fair amount of the series don't even know what they look like. So true. Drazi not only ones ignored. Brakiri not even given a vague attempt at being treated as equal to "...
by Elfman
Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Names
Replies: 25
Views: 8260

Ghost Dancer can use Drazi rules, is OK. Me like Ghost Dancer. You not try to steal Drazi intellectual property. Good human, so much better than other humans out there. Much like Drazi. Next time we choose sashes, you may join us, is great honor. Others will use Drazi rules without asking, that is a...
by Elfman
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Names
Replies: 25
Views: 8260

No one cares about Drazi. We know this, and we accept this. You say no, Drazi same importance as Humans and Minbari, but that is not true. Minbari get vote, Humans get vote, Drazi have to share vote. Same with Mongoose: Minbari get book, Humans get book, Drazi get no book, have to wait until very la...
by Elfman
Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholar troubles... a roleplaying dilemna.
Replies: 26
Views: 8835

Re: Scholar troubles... a roleplaying dilemna.

Which brings up a question about corruption: it seems to be a game balance feature to keep scholars from getting too devious, but what when a player actually relishes the imminent possibility of having a split head, wings, etc, irregardless of how others will perceive him? Just a thought. It's stil...
by Elfman
Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scholar One-Page Character Sheet suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Scholar One-Page Character Sheet suggestions

Ok... I've got the Scrolls of Skelos and I'm in a creative mood again. 8) I'm thinking of using my energies to make a scholar-specific 1-page character sheet, something similar to my one-page character sheet for Conan (see this old thread for information about the existing one-page sheet). So I ask ...
by Elfman
Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What makes the perfect villain?
Replies: 13
Views: 4517

The perfect villian should be recurring. He should always have one or more escape plans in place, and be prepared to cut and run the instant the momentum swings in favor of the PCs. Cowardly is definitely a theme among villians, but it should be used intelligently. I'm not saying a villian should ru...
by Elfman
Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: I've got the D&D PHB, why opt for the Conan RPG?
Replies: 16
Views: 5404

Someone mentioned it in passing, but the *best* thing about Conan OGL is that the games don't revolve around money and treasure. It's not about the loot, it's about the characters! Sure, money can be important in motivating a character or set of characters into going on an adventure... but as the ch...
by Elfman
Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: High Frontier content..
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

They have one design of every major type of air/space-craft, just about.

From memory (book not with me right now) they have:
one EU fighter
one USA fighter
one bomber
one helicopter
one orbital spacecraft
one UAV-type air/spacecraft
one or two other designs.

That's about it.
by Elfman
Thu May 27, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Thoughts on the costs of sorcery ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2503

Personally I think you should leave the XP costs alone and in place. But if you're going to lessen the cost... Don't ever do option (1) in entirety. I did it once in AD&D, and it nearly killed the campaign, I had to have the gods convene to un-do the wizard's research that allowed the transfer of XP...
by Elfman
Thu May 27, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 149
Views: 50923

I started RPG-ing in the late 70's with the D&D basic set at the age of 12. You do the math. :P
by Elfman
Thu May 27, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Honest Opinion - 2nd edition
Replies: 5
Views: 2047

Start now, or you'll have too much reading to do all at once. Buy the first two books now, Conan RPG book and Scrolls of Skelos. By the time you finish reading them (and digesting them - there's a bit of FAQs and Errata to go through for the main book) Road of Kings will be out. As much as I critici...
by Elfman
Wed May 26, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Disappointed by Technomages Book....
Replies: 37
Views: 12236

Disappointed by Technomages Book....

I am disappointed by the Technomages book, but not by it's content. As a hard-line Drazi supporter, I am appalled at Mongoose's decision to present a full book on a character type that is at best peripheral to the B5 show, while they have ignored two races presented in the main RPG rulebook as core ...
by Elfman
Tue May 25, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Online game buying sites?
Replies: 12
Views: 4071

Well said.

While I order online for large price and specialty items, I buy most everything else from my FLGS. I do all my preorders thru him, so I usually get the stuff within a day of the release.

I definitely agree it's important to support your FLGS. Really.

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