29 April 2013
17 April 2013
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14 April 2013
This would have tangible effects on a dualistic fantasy world. Very powerful individuals would avoid leaving their land lest they be deprived of their power and would rely on their lessers (who, due to their lower levels, would not be penalized) to achieve their goals in alien territories. Lawful and Chaotic realms would constantly seek to extend their boundaries at the expense of the other, for their denizens cannot coexist and prosper for long. Perhaps the worst thing that can happen to a realm is to have its most powerful protector slain, lured away, or held captive in an opposite realm. Not only is that protector weakened in power by the distance, but maybe the realm itself suffers an actual loss in its inherent Law or Chaos, thus making it more vulnerable to incursions and conquest by its opposite. Maybe the power of Law and Chaos in a land is generated by the height of the levels the legendry of its most powerful inhabitants. Thus we have stories of human heroes being lured into Fairyland to dream their lives away and leave their kingdom open to invasion by hostile fairyfolk; and stories of expeditions to kidnap or assassinate the elven royalty who hold sway in the forest in order to open their lands up to mining or farming. A precarious balance is maintained when the low to medium level beings of Law and Chaos spar with one another at home or abroad, but it tips when the greatest beings die or leave their realm. If the greater (high level) beings are depleted in one realm, but not the other, then the depleted realm's alignment will change to that of its victorious neighbor. If, however, both realms are depleted of all their greater beings and protectors, then both will decline and lapse into a state of Neutrality where neither Law nor Chaos is ascendant and either all beings have level limits or no beings have level limits.
Outside of a coherent setting-based reason for level limits, I still prefer not to limit levels.
11 April 2013
P.S. My project will be utilizing the Swords & Wizardry White Box rules. Can't wait to playtest it!
07 April 2013
(Basic/Expert D&D specifies "DM rolls damage," but I have always allowed and preferred players to roll any damage their characters cause.)
Pre-A. Any spellcaster intending to use magic must inform the referee before initiative is rolled.
A. Each side rolls 1d6 for initiative.
B. The side that wins initiative acts first. Sides that tie act simultaneously.
- Morale check if necessary.
- Magic spells (victims make saving throws as required).
- Missile fire:
- select targets
- roll "to hit"
- roll damage
- Mêlée combat
- select opponents
- roll "to hit"
- roll damage
- Movement (combatants in mêlée may only move defensively; spellcasters may not move and cast spells in the same round).
C. The side with the next highest initiative acts in the same order as above, and so on until all sides have acted.
D. The referee handles any surrenders, retreats, etc. as they occur.
06 April 2013
- Adjust-O-Legs (legs extend or retract on command).
- Ani-Leg Real Movement (animated legs capable of locomotion).
- Chromatic Variability (alters color on command).
- Decor Chameleon (alters appearance to match any decor).
- Emergency Shelter (protects any being who hides under it with a wall of force).
- Everfilling Inkwell (provides an endless supply of ink).
- Extra-planar capable (may be taken to any plane of existence including the Astral and Ethereal).
- E-Z Glide circumvolution (rotates on command).
- Festive Defense (surrounded by a prismatic sphere).
- Invis-O-Legs (appears to float in mid-air).
- No-Legs (levitates; does not rise or lower, but may be moved horizontally).
- Picture This! mental depicter (surface will display any image the user can imagine on command).
- Quiet Zone Silence Enforcer (surrounded by silence, 15' radius).
- See Here! scrying lens (inset crystal in surface functions as a crystal ball).
- Stay-Sure surface (will not release anything placed on it unless the magic word is thought or uttered).
- Teleportation capable (it and anything on it may teleport on command up to 3 times per day).
- Thaumaturgical insulation (surrounded by an anti-magic shell).
- Three-way illumination (dim, average, or bright light on command).
- Total Invisibility (undetectable by any optical means).
- Total Invisibility Plus (extends its invisibility to anything placed on its surface).
05 April 2013
Random Table Generator
(Roll All Dice)
Number of Legs
1. One (pedestal with base)
2. One (pedestal with feet)
Style of Legs
1. Carved ornately
2. Carved simply
5. Roughly hewn
8. Gilded (plus roll again)
Style of Surface
4. Bird's Eye Maple
15. Red Oak
19. White Oak
04 April 2013
- banquet table
- bedside table
- card table
- chess table
- coffee table
- dinner table
- drawing table
- drop-leaf table
- end table
- gateleg table
- kitchen table
- loo table*
- picnic table
- poker table
- refectory table
- Round Table
- table tennis table
- trestle table
- TV tray
- work table
Last night I had a dream about a table of random recliner positions. Maybe I've been spending too much time on random generators. In any event, if your party happens to encounter a recliner, roll below to determine its current position.
- Partially reclined
- Fully reclined
[Photograph borrowed from this page.]