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Postby ahungbunny » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:58 pm

finally got my first real score from the internet: a facebook marketplace post that i had to drive an hour each way to pick up, but i got a whole lot of cool shit for $85

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most excited by T1 - the village of hommlet, which is probably my favorite module ever and kind of hard to come by, and D3/G1-2-3/Q1 to add to my D1-2 to complete the world's first supermodule (that i will almost definitely never run). going to sell what i already own as a lot on ebay, hopefully recouping most or all of what i paid for this. i don't see myself ever playing ad&d 1st or 2nd but i really like having these books as artifacts. i remember reading that d&d really took off once the monster manual came out because hardcover books were a lot easier to carry in your backpack and show your friends. the crunchiness also made schoolkids feel smarter and more mature than their age (vs basic advertising for "ages 10 and up")

i'm accumulating a pretty solid repertoire of a/d&d stuff. once i have a chance i'll post my full collection. still looking for N1 - against the cult of the reptile god, B4 - the lost city (even though it's one of the few early modules i'm not very familiar with and would love to be a player in that adventure), and I6 - ravenloft

also dropped $35 on playing at the world and cannot wait to dive into it
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Postby ahungbunny » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:00 pm

trigross please run a vtt game of B4 i will be there with bells on
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Postby trigross » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:16 pm

Nice haul dude!

all the 1e material can def be used in b/x.

the 2e stuff not so much but some of it is cool
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Postby trigross » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:17 pm

def would love to run b4 in a discord or something!
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Postby Spoilt Victorian Child » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:26 pm

That is very cool. I get such a warm feeling flipping through that stuff.
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Postby palmer eldritch » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:49 pm

that's a beautiful collection
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Postby Legion » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:02 am



those covers will always convey such a shot of nostalgia, as I was a 10-year-old kid who would gaze at them in the bookstore and secretly flip through an open copy when I could, fascinated but out of my depth

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Postby Merciel » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:45 am

Yeah, god.

I have that exact same 3-hole binder Monstrous Compendium and the FR books at my parents' house right now, sitting on my childhood bookshelf. I will never forget the sense of wonder I felt looking through their pages, chest actually tightening in excitement at the mysteries on the maps.

It's one of those feelings you just can't have as an adult anymore.
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Postby trigross » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:27 am

So true. I've certainly tried to replicate it as an adult by buying all these books now that I can afford them. But the excitement lasts seconds and I flip through them and then they sit on my shelf. I used to spend hours just looking at those damn 2e monster manuals.

I still imagine grand campaigns at my cubicle, but they never come to fruition, of course. It's hard enough to get 3 friends to go to dinner, much less 5 or 6 to fucking play D&D. When you're young it couldn't be easier to be with 4 friends for 12 or 16 hours straight. High on soda, just rolling dice.

All these memories like d6s in a pile of dice...
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Postby Merciel » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:32 am

SVC has a whole thing about the tragedy of people dragging their kids to Gen Con but I get why people do it, you want to see your kid experience the kind of wonder that you once had looking at those books.

I guess I hope Kermit finds it somewhere else? But I also don't know where else it would even come from. Maybe that's how Mozart felt about music, just seeing endless possibilities stretching into the forever beyond.
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Postby Merciel » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:33 am

Ultimately I wonder if that's not part of the appeal of old-school rpgs: they give you a sense of what it might be like to be an actual genius, able to comprehend possibilities in the unknown.
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Postby ahungbunny » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:39 am

edit: that was a long drunk post that i don't really care to read this morning

anyway, good times. trigross, let me know what you can do and i'll let you know what i can do
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Postby hector doepos » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:58 pm

I am also down 2 discord dnd
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Postby hector doepos » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:18 pm

i know you guys dont like zak s but oh my god does vornheim slay. probably the coolest and most accessible tabletop related product i have come across.

i want to use it to build a lv1 one-shot, urban, sandbox-style adventure that I can try out on different groups of people. would be awesome to get good at one/two-shots given how much easier it is to organize. i'm guessing the challenge will be creating enough cues in the design of an 'initial event' to send PC's off in a direction but also many other possible directions.

anyone tried anything like that? are sandbox/oneshot conflicting notions?
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Postby ahungbunny » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:52 am

to me wanting sandbox, urban, and one-shot means you should just have a good setting and keep a handful of encounters ready that would work in that setting

i advocate fully for t1 because almost every single resident and building is described and they all have realistic motivations. you just assign names and come up with adventures they could offer
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Postby ahungbunny » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:58 pm

i was reading u1 - the sinister secret of saltmarsh and the village of saltmarsh is completely absent from the module; it tells the dm to create the town themselves using the DMG

so i look at my 1e DMG and basically the only thing it gives you are types of government and npc titles. are there any decent old school town-building supplements? with all the killer little hamlets in these old modules it feels like there has to be a resource out there but damned if i can find anything
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Postby trigross » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:06 am

probably a weird judge's guild thing
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Postby ahungbunny » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:36 am

true, but i want a tsr resource. i've invented plenty of villages and towns, i just want to see gygax's mindset for that kinda thing at that particular time

city state of the invincible overlord seems cool as shit though, too bad i'll never own it
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Postby ahungbunny » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:43 am

giant new book on the history of d&d art on the way and as the platonic ideal of their target market i am v stoked http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.ph ... -Art-Print

deluxe edition includes tomb of horrors in od&d aesthetic and some other interesting extras

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i loathe amazon but they're selling it for fifty bucks off the sticker price, fyi
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Postby trigross » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:30 am

dang that's sick

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Postby iambic » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:36 am

are there any good tabletop campaigns I can watch streaming? stuff like critical role but not critical role.
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Postby trigross » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:43 am

unfortunately i don't think i've ever listened to an actual play i actually like
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Postby trigross » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:44 am

which makes sense because i imagine if i listened to myself playing d&d i would cringe as well
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Postby nite69 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:00 am

iambic what are you looking for in it, like why are you not into critical role
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Postby iambic » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:03 am

it's too goofy and the cast is too big. I don't know their names, but a few of them just stall any momentum making bad jokes.
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Postby trigross » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:20 am

iambic wrote:a few of them just stall any momentum making bad jokes.


this is just tabletop roleplaying i think
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Postby nite69 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:22 am

hmm if critical role is too goofy i probably don't have any good recommendations. i don't know what i'd watch if i wanted something without a bunch of periodic dumb jokes. i've never listened to the glass cannon but i understand they run a sort of crunchier game so maybe try that?
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Postby WHITEBOYWASTED » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:33 am

There was a celebrity version of critical role sponsored by wizards that still involved the long hair dm but had Brian poseign, a teen actor, a magic Mike guy, the redheaded woman from true blood/Daredevil, and somebody else I didn't recognize. It's still got goofy jokes, but the dm could corral them a bit better and overall it was much, much more palatable to me than actual critical role.

Some of the players know what they're doing but a few people are just learning the game and getting really into it for the first time and understanding they can do more than cast a spell or shoot a bow and it's really kinda charming.
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Postby brittle » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:38 am

starting a game of 7th Sea with some neighborhood dorks next week.

i've never played D&D. what should i learn before i start?
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Postby internetfriend » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:40 am

friends at the table sounds like what iambic’s describing but it’s a podcast
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