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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:14 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:If you know any DM's using that system you should mention to them that it might be a good idea to give the monsters "finishing moves" also...  :twisted:


SPI's old Dragonquest game featured a "grievous injury" table that included, among others "Your head is lopped off and your corpse tumbles to the ground." Other injuries included limbs cut off, arteries severed (involving serious health loss every round until death or stauching of said wound) and others. Great fun, that game.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:38 am 
 

Chaosium's Elric!/Stormbringer Fifth Edition rulesbook had a table somewhat like that as well, if I recall correctly.

Don't think you could ever get your head lopped off with a bad roll on it though. 8O

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:45 am 
 

g026r wrote:Chaosium's Elric!/Stormbringer Fifth Edition rulesbook had a table somewhat like that as well, if I recall correctly.

Don't think you could ever get your head lopped off with a bad roll on it though. 8O


Nothing to make your head explode if you get kicked in the nuts really, really hard?  Too bad!  That would be WICKED SICK!!!! :roll:

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:20 am 
 

Rolemaster was a tamer version of special damage done..if you didn't roll high on a crit, hope for 66 :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:37 am 
 

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Nothing to make your head explode if you get kicked in the nuts really, really hard?  Too bad!  That would be WICKED SICK!!!! :roll:

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yeah mike it would r0x0r that  :P

so would tha mean i would get some phat lewt then? :x



  


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:04 pm 
 

g026r wrote:Chaosium's Elric!/Stormbringer Fifth Edition rulesbook had a table somewhat like that as well, if I recall correctly.

Don't think you could ever get your head lopped off with a bad roll on it though. 8O


Well, "bad roll" might be a little harsh. IIRC, grievous injuries came through on a 95-00 roll, and the beheading came with a 00. Or something like that. It was really rare.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:22 am 
 

A post really for members in the UK.  

The Thick of It is on tonight and Wed. on BBC4 (repeats on 2 I think).  I cannot recommend this too highly, it is brutal and hilarious in equal measure - and easily the best comedy out there.  Possibly better than The Office.  And from my, and friend's, experience all too true a comment on UK politics.  Tonight is a repeat of the Xmas prog. and Wed is all about the resignation of the PM...


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:03 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:A post really for members in the UK.  

The Thick of It is on tonight and Wed. on BBC4 (repeats on 2 I think).  I cannot recommend this too highly, it is brutal and hilarious in equal measure - and easily the best comedy out there.  Possibly better than The Office.  And from my, and friend's, experience all too true a comment on UK politics.  Tonight is a repeat of the Xmas prog. and Wed is all about the resignation of the PM...


oh that sounds like something i should spend my sunday night doing....NOT :)



  

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:28 pm 
 

silver_beetle wrote:
Well, "bad roll" might be a little harsh. IIRC, grievous injuries came through on a 95-00 roll, and the beheading came with a 00. Or something like that. It was really rare.


The problem with a really rare beheading is that it only has to happen once and your character is really permanently dead....particularly in Stormbringer, where dead characters stay dead.

I have a jousting system for AD&D that provided pretty good competition between knights of very different levels.  I included a possibility of inflicting deadly damage or a very remote chance of a freak sports accident resulting in death (which did happen in sport jousting).

Naturally, it happened...one character died in a joust.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:47 pm 
 

"double palmstrike to foe's nose breaks cartilage and drives bone into brain. foe drops instantly and dies in 6 rounds" (Martial Arts E class 96-99)

"shot through both ears proves effective. foe dies instantly" presumably removed all ear wax (Puncture crit C class 100 )

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:14 pm 
 

Just as a matter of interest, I thought I would look up Dungeons & Dragons on the "conservapedia.com" site to see what their take is.

A direct link at the bottom of the page takes you to this...   8O

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0046/0046_01.asp

I realize that it is a "Chick Tract" over-the-top item, but this is how some people are getting information about D&D.

I had no idea that they were still distributing info that equates RPG's with devil worship.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:27 pm 
 

Heh, gotta love the Chick. I wish I still had my original print of the tract. :(


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:38 pm 
 

serleran wrote:Heh, gotta love the Chick. I wish I still had my original print of the tract. :(


I used to collect Chick tracts, until my wife made me throw them away. The D&D tract is pretty old, though. I think it's actually from the '80s. I remember soon after I started playing, my high school actually hosted a public debate on the topic "Are role playing games harmful?" They didn't say anything about devil worship. I was the VP of my school's gaming club, and since the president was afraid of public speaking, I was the one who debated the other student.

My main points were:
-Playing a villain in a play or a movie doesn't make you a villain in real life. Ditto for any other role.
-Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini listened to opera. This doesn't mean opera caused them to be the dictators they were.
-If people are introduced to Satanism or the occult by playing D&D, so what? People are free to worship whatever they want. (This one really caused a stir)

It wasn't really win/lose debate, but people seemed to side with me.


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:27 pm 
 

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Hello, I have been a D&D collector for 27 years. I'm very worried now, because I hear strange sounds coming from my den at night, and my figurines seem to move of their own accord. I'm desperately afraid they will climb down my throat at night and I will die a horrible lead poisoning-based death. Can you send over a 12th level priest to exorcise my den? I can pay you in goblin gold if necessary.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:29 pm 
 

Yeech, the more I read the more disgusted I am by the sheep who follow that drivel. Talk about brainwashing.
I thought it was a good porn site!


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:33 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Yeech, the more I read the more disgusted I am by the sheep who follow that drivel. Talk about brainwashing.
I thought it was a good porn site!


With explicit lower GI tract scans of hot chicks?  :P


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:46 pm 
 

I wish I had a copy of that tract.  They've got to be around somewhere.


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:00 pm 
 

You can still order them from the company.

Makes me wish I had a PO box so I could order them (plus a few other choice ones), then close the box so I don't get anymore crap from them. :roll:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:06 pm 
 

Yes, but if you read the fine print you discover that you have to order at least 10,000 copies at a time for $750 and $90 shipping (actual figures).

I could buy something from Cougarrinard for that much!

Instead, why don't all of you watch this!:

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:08 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Just as a matter of interest, I thought I would look up Dungeons & Dragons on the "conservapedia.com" site to see what their take is.

A direct link at the bottom of the page takes you to this...   8O

http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0046/0046_01.asp

I realize that it is a "Chick Tract" over-the-top item, but this is how some people are getting information about D&D.

I had no idea that they were still distributing info that equates RPG's with devil worship.


That is hilarious! Thanks for posting.

It is interesting, I believe a lot of the occult stems from conservative religious elements. They are the ones that define it and say it is real. i.e. if you do this you have veered form the way and are doing the devils business.

In RPGs any half-intelligent person knows it is fiction and a fun game, just like immersing oneself in a movie or a book. Yet it is the conservative religious types that 'attach reality' to it. They make people feel insecure, make people fear, preach a doctrine, which is essentially 'magic'.

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