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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:44 pm 
 

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Plaag wrote:Nope, I grew up on the D&D Known World (only started with Judges Guild 7-8 years ago). Also would have to agree with Al about Ravenloft, it is my favorite 2nd Ed setting. Planescape is great, but I never really played/DMed it compared to Ravenloft.

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i just moved the PCs between greyhawk and ravenloft with "strange" circumstances that they couldnt do anything about. kept things fresh, the PCs couldnt plan too far ahead and i kept them off-balance like that and it just made for some superb scenarios with the kinda mood you can get with the setting.

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I am going to start a twice-monthly 2nd ed game next month for some close friends in the FR setting with a base in Waterdeep. I was planning to shift game worlds every five levels or so. The great thing is they won't recognise any Ad&d setting (none of them having any form of Ad&d before) so I was toying with idea of "gating" them to Glorantha the Runequest world. I know enough Glorantha tomake it work as a roleplaying experience just not sure the two worlds are really compatable. I'd welcome some informed opinion! :)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:18 pm 
 

What made a module unplayable for me:

1)  Required a specific world setting or campaign.

2)  Introduced goofy concepts or new rules.

3)  Lacked any real adventure...nothing to kill.

4)  Assumed my players would do the stupidest thing.

5)  3-D maps.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:29 pm 
 

Hold on to your hat, folks. I know there are some major players on the board, but I may have everyone beat. Here is my collection:

DMG
PHB
MM1

... and some dice.

Its a start. :)

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:37 pm 
 

khartsfield wrote:Hold on to your hat, folks. I know there are some major players on the board, but I may have everyone beat. Here is my collection:

DMG
PHB
MM1

... and some dice.

Its a start. :)

Kim


Great start :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:39 pm 
 

khartsfield wrote:Its a start. :)

You've got a classic avatar, too ... you're off and running! :)

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:42 pm 
 

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khartsfield wrote:Its a start. :)

You've got a classic avatar, too ... you're off and running! :)


That picture got one of my friends in trouble!  Devil worship you know :roll:

He was not allowed to play after mommy got a hold of that book.  He still snuck over and played as often as possible though.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:05 am 
 

... and some dice.


when you say some - how many exactly? (and what make?)(and what is high-impact?)(and low-impact? :D )


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:46 am 
 

khartsfield wrote:Hold on to your hat, folks. I know there are some major players on the board, but I may have everyone beat. Here is my collection:

DMG
PHB
MM1

... and some dice.

Its a start. :)

Kim


hey kim - what more do yoiu need chummer - go go go :)

i have to say i still enjoy a home-made adventure over a module any day.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:13 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:What made a module unplayable for me:

1)  Required a specific world setting or campaign.

2)  Introduced goofy concepts or new rules.

3)  Lacked any real adventure...nothing to kill.

4)  Assumed my players would do the stupidest thing.

5)  3-D maps.


I do not agree at all... I do change adventures around a bit, but do not encounter many problems.
I really like when they state where an adventure takes place, that does fit better in our ongoing campaigns.  What goofy concepts? New rules are always nice, keeps the the game fresh.
Nothing to kill?? I believe all basic D&D modules involve killing something. But killing isn't the point, we often have a great time just roleplaying whitout anyone dying.
4. True, many modules try to force the adventurers in a paladin like behaviour. So that takes some fixing most of the time.
5. We once made a 3d PC map just to challenge ourselves ;)

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:19 am 
 

khartsfield wrote:Hold on to your hat, folks. I know there are some major players on the board, but I may have everyone beat. Here is my collection:

DMG
PHB
MM1

... and some dice.

Its a start. :)

Kim


and we all have to start somewhere.. this is about all I began with as well, and you know made things a hell of a lot easier..

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:14 am 
 

I definitely prefer medieval-style settings, and as much realism as I can get. I typically run low magic campaigns, which keeps them much more interesting. I quickly grew bored of DMs whose players had magic dripping off them.
Most of the towns in my campaigns don't even have a mage. Wizards are rare.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:24 am 
 

khartsfield wrote:Hold on to your hat, folks. I know there are some major players on the board, but I may have everyone beat. Here is my collection:

DMG
PHB
MM1

... and some dice.

Its a start. :)

Kim


Yes but what printings of each and who was the manufacturer of the dice. You also need to take into account the condition of the books. Are the dice still bagged?  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:40 am 
 

Marlith wrote:Yes but what printings of each and who was the manufacturer of the dice. You also need to take into account the condition of the books. Are the dice still bagged?  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:56 am 
 

khartsfield wrote:Hold on to your hat, folks. I know there are some major players on the board, but I may have everyone beat. Here is my collection:

DMG
PHB
MM1

... and some dice.

Its a start. :)

Kim


It is all you need (I started with a basic box set) so at least you can take it to higher levels with what you have.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:11 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I definitely prefer medieval-style settings, and as much realism as I can get. I typically run low magic campaigns, which keeps them much more interesting. I quickly grew bored of DMs whose players had magic dripping off them.
Most of the towns in my campaigns don't even have a mage. Wizards are rare.


This sounds pretty cool, I've always liked this kind of play style too. But, at high level in Mystara it is almost impossible to avoid. Glantri campaign anyone...

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:20 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:What made a module unplayable for me:

5)  3-D maps.


I really didnt care whether the maps were 2- or 3-d but I gotta tell you, for me the maps for the original Ravenloft were the coolest ever.  A lot of people (including my DM) hated trying to figure out the 3-D maps for that module.  It was a bitch to map out for the players but it was still cool.

One of my all-time favorite modules was The Forest Oracle.  Low-level, several intermediate challenges, decent treasure, puzzles, great setting.  Pretty much had all the requisites for a good adventure.  And it had Druids!  :D

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:46 am 
 

i thought the 3D map in the original ravenloft was really easy to map - i've DM'd it a few times and never had a prob....

to each their own tho and i can see how its confusing to others.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:11 pm 
 

I run my own game system, Sen. No levels or classes. Makes it much easier, and far more realistic.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:20 pm 
 

True, we play normal basic D&D rules. The nice thing is that we played 11 years in the same world, so we really got to know it. I wouldn't prefer to switch worlds.

I played the original Ravenloft adventure aswell (in the mystara setting), the map was cool, but harder to read than any normal map.
Nice module by the way.
Best moment for us was when the fighter in our group pulled a rope... A bell rang, a banshee came through the doorway, SCREEAM, the fighter died ;)
Everybody kept telling him that it was a stupid thing to do...

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:20 pm 
 

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MShipley88 wrote:What made a module unplayable for me:

5)  3-D maps.


I really didnt care whether the maps were 2- or 3-d but I gotta tell you, for me the maps for the original Ravenloft were the coolest ever.  A lot of people (including my DM) hated trying to figure out the 3-D maps for that module.  It was a bitch to map out for the players but it was still cool.

One of my all-time favorite modules was The Forest Oracle.  Low-level, several intermediate challenges, decent treasure, puzzles, great setting.  Pretty much had all the requisites for a good adventure.  And it had Druids!  :D


3-D map for Ravenloft was no biggie, and is a cool map (I love maps)

The Forest Oracle - now there was a good adventure, I think I linked it up with the two L series modules when I ran it.

Back to Ravenloft, since WoTC now has the rights, they are releasing a new book: Expedition to Castle Ravenloft (suppose to be released in October of this year)

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