Monday, November 28, 2011

Labyrinth Lord Cover to Cover: Part 18, pages 104 and 105

For this series of posts I will be using the free PDF of the 
Labyrinth Lord rules that can be found Here at Goblinoid Games
This is the eighteenth part of a series, here are the links to the 1st, 2nd,
3rd,  4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th parts

Wandering Monsters

   Lots and lots of encounters, all random, all the time. Not really of course as all the time would be tedious but these two pages contain a two tables of them. Both are examples that can be used but seem more like guidelines for making your own. Of course unless your using a world sold in a book you will probably want to and if your using a premade world they probably already have encounter tables so its alright. I approve of the small number of example tables instead of a lot of extensive ones. The Labyrinth has enough detail for a new DM to just use and the Wilderness has an interesting mix of high and low level encounters. The book could have spelled out a ton of different tables but that would just freeze a lot of games with those tables. By doing it this way at the least the DM will have to search out more tables on their own.



This is the eighteenth part of a series, here are the links to the 1st, 2nd,
3rd,  4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th parts
Labyrinth Lord rules that can be found Here at Goblinoid Games

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Playing D&D With Porn Stars: Rhetoric 101 v. Nerdrage

Playing D&D With Porn Stars: Rhetoric 101 v. Nerdrage

Read it. Memorize it. Follow it. I personally believe what Zak goes over in the post should be something people are required to learn as it would cut down on a bit of the useless noise on the internet if people did.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Maybe I should say its biweekly?

   Missed another one, SIGH. Anyway I have a reason for this though it is slightly lame as far as excuses go. I "had" to muck around in my computer. See as I have posted my old computer died so I got my dad's old computer which all that was wrong was a few viruses. A reformat later and that wasn't a problem but it only had 512Mb RAM or if you prefer half a Megabyte. This is because when it became my dad's old computer I scavenged the RAM from it for my old computer and put my old stick in it as I had no need for it. I found out when trying to do homework for my programming class that half a gig is not enough RAM to have both Firefox and Visual Studios open without the computer freezing...   yeah had to fix that. Long story short I got distracted in my computers insides but now have a gig and a half RAM or to put it in perspective I tripled my RAM but I still have less then half what my new new computer would have if it wasn't broken.
   Yeah the new computer my dad got me was broken on arrival. At first we thought it was the graphics card but it wasn't and the tech person on the phone thought it was probably the motherboard. Luckily the people that made it are going to fix it and we don't have to pay shipping.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I got nerfed quicker then expexted

   Not much today beyond a ankheg followed by three cockatrices. The ankheg went down just after I used expansion but luckily it had a couple minutes for a duration so it lasted for the next fight. Anyway for the nerf what happened was that I can't use a trip attack as an attack of opportunity. The DM just said no the second he realized that my it was likely my character was going to completely lock down all three cockatrices that he sent against us by never letting them stand up. Of course we still dominated them as they only have such a high CR because of their gaze attack. Me being in front and large meant that I was the only target and only one managed to hit me and I got a 28 on my fort save. I actually only needed to roll a 4 and I would pass the save so it was not really going to get me barring bad luck anyway. With the trip nerf of course I will have to redesign my later levels but thats okay as I don't think the trip attack was going to be sustainable. I still plan to get the feat that gives me AoO even when a caster is casting defensively and I still am having the artificer in the group making an item that lets me go large as I want as it works with my setup even without the uber trips so nothing really changes though I probably will see if I can change out the feat imp. trip to something else as I don't really need it anymore. Now that I think about it nothing really is changing that much anyway as more then half my build is still valid, I just have to change the trip elements to something else.