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by Badelaire
Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan Comic #2 arrives March 24th, 2004
Replies: 18
Views: 5352

Whether you liked the first issue or not, it was of a suitable length and price in comparison to other comics today. In fact, I seem to remember far fewer full-page ads in Conan #1 than in, say, your average Marvel comic. So I'd say that rather than getting a bum deal, you in fact got a bargain. Wel...
by Badelaire
Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan vs. DAWN OF THE DEAD
Replies: 16
Views: 4444

Having seen Wrong Turn and the slightly more recent Cabin Fever, I have to say I liked them both, although CF was superior on a number of levels. And frankly, calling it derivative is like saying James Bond movies are stupid because they all contain the same elements. The Slasher genre has some very...
by Badelaire
Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Seen the movie too many times
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

Heh. It happens occasionally that a scriptwriter will "name" the character, but the character will never be "named" in the film. It's unusual for a main character, but happens a lot for "tertiary" characters. That Uruk-Hai captain in Fellowship of the Ring who battles Aragorn has a name in the credi...
by Badelaire
Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Masterwork Weapons and Akbitanan Weapons?
Replies: 27
Views: 7521

While you do have a valid point, creating a handful of masterful weapons with as small a bonus to one aspect of their function as possible is a very far cry from +5 Longsword of Fireball Throwing, +5 Full Plate, +5 Shield, Ring or Regeneration, Ring of Invisibility, Boots of....bahhhh it's been too ...
by Badelaire
Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Lack of enthusiasm for Conan @ ENWorld
Replies: 33
Views: 8696

Old School Dragonlance still has a lot of appeal to me because the original three War of the Lance novels were ny first real introduction into Fantasy as a genre, and I have a many of the 1st and 2nd edition DL products. I've never been in a DL campaign, but I would play in one IF the DM used 2nd ed...
by Badelaire
Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Fire wont burn there. No fire at all.
Replies: 15
Views: 4687

Peasants, Hippies, they both wear rags and muck about in the dirt whining all the time. Same diff... :) One of my many favorite moments in that movie is when Conan's on his trek to the Mountain of Power and he comes across the Hippie Brigade with their tambourines and flower necklaces. Time enough f...
by Badelaire
Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Lack of enthusiasm for Conan @ ENWorld
Replies: 33
Views: 8696

I first got into this forum after seeing posts on the d20 Conan list and references to it on ENWorld, but I don't read ENWorld anymore. I am in total agreement with the posters who note D&D's current self-refrencing trends. I never played AD&D 1st Edition, but I played Basic back in it's last real i...
by Badelaire
Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Fire wont burn there. No fire at all.
Replies: 15
Views: 4687

I think in the context of the Hyboria-verse, this little tidbit works well. "Those mounds are kept by powerful gods and the spirits of kings." Perhaps these mystical guardians won't let fire burn on the mounds as a symbol of their power, perhaps because of a forgotten legend. OR, perhaps it's just a...
by Badelaire
Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Masterwork Weapons and Akbitanan Weapons?
Replies: 27
Views: 7521

I know i'm jumping into this debate a little late, but I had been thinking about this idea for the time when I can get to run a Conan game. Here are some of my thoughts. Any weapon in Conan can probably be adjusted in any number of ways: Attack Roll, Damage Roll, Armor Piercing Ability, Critical Thr...
by Badelaire
Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: New review up at RPG.net
Replies: 20
Views: 5323

Overall, I'd say the review was pretty fair. Some bullet points: - I disagree about needing to break up the "Scholar" class, mostly because in REH's works, Scholars are usually either villans or sideline characters anyways. And since there are no real references IIRC to acquiring power directly thro...
by Badelaire
Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Sabre
Replies: 8
Views: 2802

Ah, ARMA. That website is so great a resource for gaming it makes me weep to see it used here. Especially nice to see my handle showing up in the article (a "badelaire" is a French falchion-esque slashing sword). I also recommend reading the article linked at the bottom of the "cut vs. thrust" artic...
by Badelaire
Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Thorgrim's Hammer (Conan The Barbarian movie weapon)
Replies: 9
Views: 4179

Overall, 2d10 Damage Crit x2 AP 7 Doesn't seem toooo heinous if you consider some other possible rules mods for such an unusual weapon. I'm not saying ALL of these should be used, but any one of them, and certainly two of them together, would make this weapon a lot less attractive. 1. Make an attack...
by Badelaire
Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Improvised Weapons
Replies: 12
Views: 3570

IIRC = If I Remember Correctly. Sorry about that! Sometimes I forget that these little internet abbreviations aren't as universal as I'd think... And yeah, Elfman's got a good point. Little rock = gauntlet, big rock = club, really big rock = war club, and give a non-proficiency penalty. Problem solv...
by Badelaire
Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Oi...
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

All righty, you GOTTA get us a page number for this, because I need a good laugh...
by Badelaire
Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Improvised Weapons
Replies: 12
Views: 3570

Or maybe make any "rock attack" some sort of unfamiliar weapon, with all attendent penalties (thus, IIRC the Barbarian would be more effective smacking things with rocks, which seems appropriate).
by Badelaire
Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Improvised Weapons
Replies: 12
Views: 3570

Heh, I'd say a grapefruit sized stone (about as big as can be held in one hand) would do something around 1d4 and weigh 3 lbs. But hey, who says you need to use some wimpy stone like that? Nothing to stop a PC from grabbing some melon-sized rock weighing 10-12 pounds with both hands and whacking a g...
by Badelaire
Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan comic
Replies: 46
Views: 12637

I think the original poster who mentioned Venarium's absence in REH's Conan meant we didn't have a story that took place there, not that it wasn't meanioned at all. At least, that's what I took their comments to mean. I never felt that the Adventurer's use of Venarium was a bad thing, but then again...
by Badelaire
Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Improvised Weapons
Replies: 12
Views: 3570

I was also seriously considering starting the campaign arch with my players in chains, having been the surviviors of a caravan struck and smashed by raiders. I might give them the freedom from their cages one night during travel, but they will need to snatch up heavy rocks, torches, and their chains...
by Badelaire
Thu Feb 26, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan comic
Replies: 46
Views: 12637

Count me in as another fan of the Comic. I was a touch disappointed at first when I saw it was a "new" story, but as I read through and realized this was a leadup to "Frost Giant's Daughter" I was psyched. I must also (as others have) heap praises on the artwork. As soon as I started reading the pre...
by Badelaire
Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan Movie questions for use in RPG
Replies: 20
Views: 4958

Frankly, if someone were to approach me to do any Conan adaptations, I'd prefer to just make an original work based off of the stories. Sci-Fi conversios are particularly effective in this regard. 9/10th of the time the only reason for an adaptation is for the brand-name value of the product, and wh...