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by sbarrie
Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Scott's Defensive Blast rules, feedback appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 2389

Scott's Defensive Blast rules, feedback appreciated

I replaced the rules for defensive blasts a while ago in my campaign, instead opting for school-specific blasts. I felt they better reflected the Hyboria I grew up reading. I tested them for a bit, then lost the rules (lost my portable hard drive, and can't find any hard copies). :( I've redone them...
by sbarrie
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Haunted Pyramids?
Replies: 12
Views: 3113

I'll second that. Ancient Kingdoms: Mesopotamia is great, and has a couple of haunted step pyramids (ziggurats). Gary Gygax's Necropolis may be useful to you too.

I don't believe the Haunted Pyramids were ever used as a setting in a Conan novel.
by sbarrie
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Shadizar Map Download
Replies: 22
Views: 6690

That's a good lookin' map. Hope I didn't send my email too late to get the physical replacement.
by sbarrie
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Free Companies Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2978

I believe a Dwarven-made stool is mentioned somewhere in that book too...
by sbarrie
Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Opportunistic sacrifice and Defensive blast combined
Replies: 18
Views: 3694

I nixed combining Opportunistic Sacrifice with Defensive Blast in my campaign. The combination is pretty ridiculous, IMHO.
by sbarrie
Wed May 25, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Touch Spells in Combat
Replies: 17
Views: 3514

I thought that another difference was that touch attacks couldn't be Parried, only Dodged.
by sbarrie
Thu May 19, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Trample and Mounted Overrun
Replies: 14
Views: 3652

Re: Trample

Consider using the Trample ability. That combines damage with knockdown, IIRC. I am assuming you mean the Elephant's Trample (Ex) ability that does 2D8+15 but allows a reflex saving throw at DC 25 for half damage? Not a bad idea. Though with the change of the horses strength... So a Balkana Warehou...
by sbarrie
Wed May 18, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Trample and Mounted Overrun
Replies: 14
Views: 3652

Re: Slam Damage on a charging Overrun

I don't understand why there isn't any rules specifically resulting in the impact damage. Modern D20 games have rules against vehicles or motorcycles hitting someone but fantasy games has no rules on mounts and wagons, etc hitting them. For that matter what about a charging elephant?????? Consider ...
by sbarrie
Wed May 18, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Possession Precedent
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Possession Precedent

I was planning to haunt a PC in a future game with the ghost of a Pictish witch, and I was wondering whether there were any REH stories or pastiches which dealt with possession or similar phenomena.
by sbarrie
Thu May 05, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Couple of Rule Clarifications Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

(1) I take it to mean that melee weapons that cannot normally be thrown may be thrown with a -4 to hit. With Versatility, that penalty is reduced to -2. IOW, Versatility does apply to exotic ranged weapons like Bosonian Longbows. (2) I've ruled that it does not, but I don't have the rules in front o...
by sbarrie
Tue May 03, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Hyboria's Fiercest: Hyperborean Stone Warrior Style
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

I understand what you're saying now. I'd consider Sleep Mastery for the fourth slot - it's kind of Endurance related, and would work well for an experienced Borderer. The feat "Tough as Nails" from Pirate Isles has Diehard as a prereq, so it may match better. Carouser is also sort of Endurance relat...
by sbarrie
Tue May 03, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Masive damage save?
Replies: 12
Views: 3970

I go the opposite way of DasClay, and raise the threshold for larger creatures.

Large - can take 30 points of damage before requiring a massive damge save, DC = 10 + Damage/3
Huge - can take 40 points of damage before requiring a massive damge save, DC = 10 + Damage/4
etc
by sbarrie
Tue May 03, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Hyboria's Fiercest: Hyperborean Stone Warrior Style
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

I'm not sure exactly what you're refering to, in fact it sounds like you answered your own question. But if you're looking to continue the Endurance - Diehard - Toughness chain, I'd add Great Fortitude as the fourth.
by sbarrie
Mon May 02, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan Bestiary
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

I wonder what the Bestiary will be filled with, though. It's not like Conan's world is so full of monsters to begin with and most of them have already been described in various accessories :?: Hopefully lots of animals. They could easily add advanced versions of different animals. It's nice to have...
by sbarrie
Mon May 02, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan and Arcana Unearthed
Replies: 52
Views: 10281

Find Old Bear's Grim Tales conversion, posted to this forum. It seemed very playable, it fit the setting, and it allowed you to draw upon any d20 spell. You may also want to check out "The Psychic's Handbook", published by Green Ronin. It's not very Hyborean, but if you wanted to recreate something ...
by sbarrie
Mon May 02, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Left For Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: Left For Dead

Short answer - No.
Long answer - Assuming they lost Con due to poison or disease, I'd allow a Fate Point to coincidently encounter a healer or sorceror who can restore the character, even though he is apparently dead. Comas seem appropriate for the genre.
by sbarrie
Mon May 02, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Map issues - possible solution?
Replies: 20
Views: 6548

Allow me to rephrase that.

Can anybody help me find some nice, non-PDF battlemaps which I could use for Conan?
by sbarrie
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Map issues - possible solution?
Replies: 20
Views: 6548

Surely some other publisher has published books of battlemaps?
by sbarrie
Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: So I was thinking: Weapon Focus
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

When looking to replace lost items, my PCs with Weapon Focus tend to be luckier at finding their prefered weapon. So Weapon Focus (broadsword) doesn't just give you a +1 to hit, it also helps you pick out who's carrying a broadsword in a busy market, find a scimitar with the heft (and other characte...
by sbarrie
Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: TV Shows
Replies: 18
Views: 5057

Seconded.