Monday, October 21, 2013

Bits and Bobs XV

I know that traditionally romance in D&D games tends to be limited to "is the bar wench hot?" but the existence of games like Blue Rose suggests there is at least some interest in it. I'm actually reading a friends hard copy of the rule book, but that's a different post. What I'm sharing today is this short PDF of courtship rules from Fictive Fantasies. Why might your players want to engage in courtship, gain a spouse? Well, aside from the role playing opportunities, it also gives XP!

Wizards of the Coast published a high resolution map of Nerath, the default 4e campaign setting. I know most of my readers aren't big fans of 4e, but most of you like maps.


JD Jarvis put together an interesting chart of components necessary for wizards to scribe scrolls. I really like the fact that two different wizards scribing the same spell can have completely different component requirements.

Jasper Polane of Weird Opera posted about orc babies. The summation of his post is: Let’s get one thing straight: no orc is a “non-combatant”. He then follows up with stats for orc babies and this nearly perfect picture.


Star Wars: Rebels is coming soon, and the concept art for it looks pretty cool. I don't get why they have to introduce a new villain, since you've already got Darth Vader, but...


And if you need some disposable minis for your Star Wars (or other space opera) game, check out these free paper minis!


 This post is getting a little heavy with Star Wars items, but I've got to share this last one. First, Triumph & Despair is a blog about the newest version of the Star Wars RPG that I think I've linked to in the past. It's well worth your time to follow it if you have any interest in Star Wars type games. This post on rolling up vignettes is especially worth checking out. Dropping 5d10 gives you an adventure seed, complete with complications!

One thing that the OSR has really been lacking was a fresh, rewrite of the AD&D spell lists. Adam Taylor took on the herculean task:

OK, folks - that didn't take very long at all. Here's a shared .zip file that contains a comprehensive rewrite of AD&D spells, both for wizards and priests. Because I've renamed a lot of the wizard spells, there's a little widget on that page that lists the original name + the new one, for reference.

Plenty of new spells too.

You'll need to open the pages in a browser, and no, it won't work in Internet Explorer, because I can't face the struggle of battling whatever the hell IE is doing with it. Use Firefox or Chrome instead.

It's printable; it will look best if you turn 'Print background images and colours' on. But it will use up about 300 pages...

There's a ReadMeFirst.txt included too:


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1ru2owdq20x4f1c/S-dGBbdAQT

2 comments:

  1. I like the inclusion of White Plume Mountain and the Temple of Elemental Evil, but it *does* look like a MMORPG map with all the neatly divided zones. I'm surprised they didn't put level ranges on top of each one.

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  2. I like the inclusion of White Plume Mountain and the Temple of Elemental Evil, but it *does* look like a MMORPG map with all the neatly divided zones. I'm surprised they didn't put level ranges on top of each one.

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