Sunday, February 26, 2012
Attributes: I.Q.: 9 M.E.: 15 M.A.: 17 P.S.: 11 P.P.: 10 P.E.: 11 P.B.: 12 Spd. 13
Hp: 20 S.D.C: 22
Size: 5'4", roughly 120 lbs
Age: 23 Race: Human
Experience level: 3rd level City Rat
Psionic Powers (major psychic): Commune with Spirits (6), Empathy (4), Presence Sense (4), See Aura (6), Sense Evil (2), Sense Magic (3) I.S.P.: 35
Combat Skills: Hand to Hand: Basic
Attacks Per Melee: Four
Bonuses: +3 perception, +2 parry, +2 dodge, +2 pull punch, +2 roll with impact
Skills of Note: Language: American 94%, Lore: Magic 45%, Lore: Demons & Monsters 45%
Weapon Proficiencies: WP Energy Pistol, WP Knife
Equipment of Note: Wilk's 227 pulse pistol, a vibro-knife, several silver daggers, and a suit of black huntsman armor
Note: Myra is an NPC in the Madcap Mercenaries campaign. For more info, click here.
Another Note: I previously copied and pasted an older version of this character. Nothing major changed, but I did go back and fix the discrepancies.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
This format is ideal for tournament organizers who want to mix things up, but who don't have a strong enough Legacy or Modern player base to make those tournaments successful. In this format, any deck that was once legal in Standard can be played, so the current Standard crowd can mix it up with older players who don't have all of the new cards.
Constructed decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance. If a player wishes to use a sideboard, it must contain exactly fifteen cards.
With the exception of basic land cards, a player’s combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent. All cards named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest are basic. (The fiveIce Age block snow-covered lands -- Snow-Covered Plains, Snow-Covered Island, Snow-Covered Swamp, Snow-Covered Mountain, and Snow-Covered Forest -- are also basic lands. Note that snow-covered lands are permitted only in formats that allow expansions from the Ice Age block to be used.)
Thursday, February 9, 2012
However, what I will say is that when you're finished, sometimes those maps aren't as useful as they should be. Often, they're restricted to your computer screen. If you do print them, you usually end up printing them so small that you can't see the details, or you have to figure out how to get multiple pages of white paper to line up correctly. In other words, the results are either digital-only or a pain to put together.
My solution? Go over to www.zazzle.com. Visit my store while you're there if you like, but make sure you pay close attention to the custom posters. That's where you'll find my solution to the giant RPG map problem. Upload that digital map that you just spent all that time on, and get it printed big enough to hang on the wall in your game room. Now your players can glance at the world map in the middle of play without having to pull up your campaign website.
Monday, February 6, 2012
|Okay, that pic is from Deities & Demigods,|
which isn't getting a reprint. It's one of
my better attempts to make my AD&D
books look cooler, though.
That's not what I'm here to talk about, though. I want to talk about the other products I want to see reprinted. Most of the ones I want to see reprinted are not from the 1st edition era, but I still think they deserve to see print again, especially if D&D Next makes using old material as easy as people are speculating.
Here's my list:
- D1-D3 (Descent into the Depths of the Earth, Shrine of the Kuo-Toa, and Vault of the Drow): I've never seen a copy of these in person, but I'd love to play through them. I'm a huge fan of the drow, and I would really enjoy getting to see what they were like in the earliest days (aside from the entry in Fiend Folio, which I once owned).
- Poor Wizard's Almanac (all three volumes): At one point, I owned volume three and loved it. I've never gotten the chance to read the first two, though.
- Drow of the Underdark (2nd Edition, 1991): This is one of my all-time favorite D&D accessories, and I still pull it off the shelf from time to time even though we haven't played 2nd Edition since the nineties. Needless to say, my copy is falling apart.
- Night Below: An Underdark Campaign: I've never gotten to run this all the way through, and my copy of this super module is MIA. I'd love to get my hands on a copy that isn't beat to crap or insanely expensive.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Played my first two games of this classic last night and had a blast... even though I got blown out the first game and had one of those disappointing "would have won if the player ahead of me hadn't won on her turn" experiences.
There seems to be a pretty big internet community of Settlers of Catan fans. I doubt I'll get too involved in it, though, especially from a blogging standpoint. Even though the games are never the same because of the variable board, I think the lack of personal customization would leave me running out of things to write about.
Still, it's an awesome game... Well worth the $40 investment...