The Magical Item Alphabet!! D- The Demon’s Ring

Today we ponder the nuances of the letter D, delving deeper into the decadent darkness…

 

The Demon’s Ring- This silver ring has been crafted to resemble fangs that circle the wearer’s finger, capped with a jagged pieces of onyx at the top.  The wearer of the ring gains a D/R of 5 against fire and can now speak and understand Abysal/Infernal.  The wearer’s alignment is considered Chaotic evil while the ring is on.

Demon Ring

The wearer also gains the ability to (roll 1d8):

  1. Summon a Type I demon 2/day.
  2. Grow batwings and fly 30’ rnd.  These wings transform into a leathery cloak when not in use.
  3. Cast Wall of Fire (Wizard, lvl 4) 1/day.
  4. Summon a Type II demon 1/day.
  5. Gain additional DR 5/silver.
  6. Skin thickens and gain +4 natural AC.
  7. Grow black jagged claws that do 2d4 damage (ignores almost all DR).
  8. Cast Contagion (Wizard, lvl 4) 1/day.

The Magical Item Alphabet!! C- The Crocodile’s Maw Mace

Over the hill and through the woods…  Today C has manifested.

 

Crocodile’s Maw Mace- The crocodile, Leatherback, terrorized a village near the banks of the river Pyatt, eating over 15 villagers who worked down near the river for food and farming.  Eventually the beast was killed and his huge maw was fired in a kiln, strengthening it to make it harder than steel.

Crocodile Maw Mace

This two handed mace does 2d6 damage and on a critical success the maw opens and bites the target, doing an additional 2d4 damage.  The target then bleeds 1 HP per round until magically healed.

Once per day the user can cause Leatherback to vomit up pieces of the victims he consumed in a 15′ cone.  Those in the area must make a DC 15 Dexterity save or be knocked prone.  They also must make a DC 20 Constitution save or become sickened, suffering -2 to all rolls for 2d4 rounds.  Undead and mindless creatures are immune to the sickened effect.

Zombies cannot be sickened but will become frenzied (no save) and attack the bits of blood and flesh covering the ground.  They cannot act and will consume it at a rapid rate for 1d4 rounds.


The Magic Item Alphabet!! B- The Bones

I continue the journey down the magical item alphabet yellow brick road!  Today we hit up B!

 

The Bones- Crafted from the bones of the legendary golden juju bird and bathed in the blood of a child, sacrificed under the full moon to the great mother, these bones have the ability to allow the user to roll them and seek guidance from the spirits.  Once per day the user can ask three questions of the bones.  These can be yes or no questions or seek insight on the outcome of an event or action.

The Bones

If the user is seeking answers to an event, mechanically this allows them to reroll one failed attack, save, or skill check.

The bones also act as a talisman against skeletons and ghosts.  These creatures suffer -2 to attacks and saves while within 10’ of the Bones.

Once per day the owner can throw the bones at a skeleton.  Roll 1d6:

  1. The skeleton must succeed a DC 15 Constitution save or be destroyed.
  2. The skeleton must succeed a DC 15 Constitution save or burst apart into 1d100 tiny skeletons that serve the owner for 2d4 rounds before crumbling to dust (1 HP, +1 attack, 1d2 damage, AC 15).
  3. The skeleton becomes petrified (no save).
  4. The skeleton and any undead within 15′ must make a DC 15 Wisdom save or be turned as if by a cleric.
  5. The skeleton turns blue and on the next round releases 1d6 arcs of lighting at any enemy in the area (+5 attack, 2d10 damage).
  6. Roll the d6 again- if another 6 is rolled the skeleton reveals one secret of the afterlife, and then dies.  If a 6 is not rolled, the skeleton does a jig for 2d6 rounds (during which time it cannot be stopped or take any damage), and the bones separate and clatter to the ground.  Piano music is heard faintly as the bones fall into a pile.

The Magical Item Alphabet!! A- The Archmage’s Bracelet

This kicks off a series of posts that will travel through the magical and wondrous land of the alphabet and magical items I created just for the hell of it.  Feel free to use these or mock me.  Enjoy!

The Archmage’s Bracelet- This bracelet of silver and gold is lined with three small gems: an opal, tiger’s eye, and ruby.  It is the said that the bracelet was enchanted in three rituals; one of blood and pain, the other of compassion and love; and the final of death and rebirth.  The great archmage Antigus is believed to have crafted this bracelet over 1,000 ago and was passed down the line from family member to family member until the line died out 300 years ago, due to an error of judgment where the then current head made a deal with a demon.

Archmage Bracelet

The bracelet has now flitted in and out of history, reappearing and here and there and disappearing as quickly.

If an arcane caster is wearing the bracelet, they receive +5 to their spellchecks (if applicable to chosen rules).

To determine the powers of the stones roll 1d6 and consult the chart.

Opal

  1. Cast light spell (Wizard, lvl 1) 3/day.
  2. Become ethereal 1/day for 1 hour.
  3. Cast Fly (Wizard, lvl 3) 1/day.
  4. Be healed for 3d8+1 1/day.
  5. Cast Invisibility (Wizard, lvl 2) 2/day.
  6. Store up to 3 spell levels.

Tiger’s Eye

  1. Be able to breathe in any environment for 1 hour 1/day.
  2. Scry anywhere in the world by thinking about it 1/day.
  3. Cast See Invisibility (Wizard, lvl 2) 3/day.
  4. Cast Charm Person (Wizard, lvl 1) 3/day.
  5. Become an intelligent Gelatinous Cube for 10 min 1/day.
  6. Summon a dire tiger companion.  Once the companion is killed this ability cannot be used for 1 year.

Ruby

  1. Cast fireball (Wizard, lvl 3) 1/day.
  2. Immune to all fire damage for 10 min, 2/day.
  3. Fire elementals will not attack you unless you provoke them.
  4. Teleport up to 5 miles away 1/day (must have visited location previously).
  5. Speak with Dead (Cleric, lvl 3) 2/week.
  6. Cast Resurrection (Cleric, lvl 7) 1/year.

That Special Table for When Your Player Says They Do Nothing…

Man Standing in a Corner

 

 

Every so often you get a player that says, “I don’t know…” or “I don’t do anything…” when you turn them loose in a city and ask them what they do…  That can be frustrating and a little demotivating, but whatever!  As GMs we carry on…  We persevere!  And now here is a table to roll on when you’re players are being difficult.

 

You do NOTHING?!… Ok…
Roll 1d20 Result
1 You clean under your fingernails.
2 You are awkward and create an uncomfortable silence around you.
3 You breathe in deep and invent the sport “dust catching”.
4 You walk to a corner and stand facing it, channeling your inner-child.
5 You drum your fingers on a countertop, completely off-beat and annoying.
6 You are bored and start stating the obvious to people around you (IE- “boy it’s hot…”, or “cloudy today.” Etc.).
7 You prepare to file your taxes.
8 You are excited about the new commemorative stamp that is soon to be released and can’t be bothered about anything else.
9 You plan your meals for the next 1d7 days… it’s an involved process.
10 You watch the paint on the wall.
11 A fly buzzes around and annoys you… You must catch it… or else…  Oddly enough, no one else sees the fly.
12 You floss you teeth… You have healthy gums… good for you.
13 You go sit on a park bench, utterly lonely… why won’t anyone talk to you?
14 You sigh a lot while others go have fun.
15 You make sculptures out of your food… it means something.
16 You play a game of solitaire… at the same table people are playing poker.
17 You stop and smell the roses… pansy.
18 You watch others have fun.
19 You organize your sock drawer.
20 You take in a show… it wasn’t very good.

 

Stamp collection


There’s a WHOLE Lot of Love Going On

Yesterday I posted on G+ that it’s time to be positive.  As seems to always be the case when a new edition of Dungeon and Dragons is announced, comes out, or whatever… There is a shit ton of fighting, trolling, and nastiness…  I’m not going to get into that right now, who’s being attacked, or anything… that’s not the point of this post…  What IS the point is that the response I got yesterday was staggering, full of thanks, praise, and friendship.  Two hundred and twenty four comments and I’d say easily double that amount in “thank you’s” and hat tips to people and the amazing stuff that they are doing in our hobby.
Our hobby is awesome and incites such passion and creativity, but it sometimes is hard to see it through the in-fighting, arguments, and trolling…  Just take a breath, sit back, and have fun!  That’s all that is important.
Anyways, feel free to scan through this and enjoy the awesomeness.
If you’re on G+ and want to add me to your RPG circles, here I be.
Wanna hug...?

Wanna hug…?

Question: There is quite a bit of bullshit negativity floating around the net right now… As always D&D is the match that ignites the powder keg…Anyways- how about something positive?  Take a moment and thank another rpger for something they have done or contributed!
Harald Wagener

Yesterday 6:46 AM

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I’ll thank +Jez Gordon for his awesome and constant hard work in our amazing hobby.+Reece Carter for being awesome- doing great blog posts and being hilarious.+Chuck Thorin For being an awesome sport and playing in my Hubris games and offering great feedback.

+David Lewis Johnson for doing amazing art!  And having a kick ass attitude!

+trey causey For his constant work on his blog that is always top-notch.  For letting me bounce ideas off of him.

+Trent B For NF (nuff said) and his awesome and positive attitude.

+Reynaldo Madriñan For being cool and showing a cool anime stuff that piques my interest.

Edgar Johnson

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And the rest of you fucks… thanks. I’ve got some great people in my circles.

Olman Feelyus

Yesterday 7:10 AM

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Jon Marr

Yesterday 7:11 AM

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Mark Hunt

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Mike Evans

Yesterday 7:24 AM

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+Mark Hunt Thanks dude!Yeah- I’ll thank me too!  I’m such an amazing person!  Smart, sexy, and inspirational..  Oh and modest!

trey causey

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Zak Smith

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Mike Evans

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+Zak Smith that’s the point!  An island of sanity in a sea of bullshit.I’ll thank you for your awesome art, kick ass gaming philosophy, and having to put up with an amount of ire and venom that would drive a weaker person mad…

Matt D

Yesterday 7:51 AM

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Mike Evans

Yesterday 7:53 AM

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Mike Evans

Yesterday 7:54 AM

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Zak Smith

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Gary Bee

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Scrap Princess

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+Zak Smith THanks! I was just logging on to say a message of support to you and express my utter hatred for the liars and slander. I’m still busy with Melbourne and travelling and violence classes and poorly thought out tattoos, but I got a blog post coming. Just takes me time to articulate myself clearly when it actually matters.
I wouldn’t have got back into rpgs if it wasn’t for your blog and its given alot to my life and art

Axis Mundi

Yesterday 8:05 AM

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Zak Smith

Yesterday 8:13 AM

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Scrap Princess

Yesterday 8:14 AM

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Matthew Adams

Yesterday 8:19 AM

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Zak Smith

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Mike Evans

Yesterday 8:26 AM

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Logan Knight

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Thank you for being my gateway drug into DIY D&D.
I started watching I Hit It With My Axe while I was still playing 4th ed (my first and only previous D&D experience) and started occasionally reading your blog, not knowing what the fuck you were talking about but being intrigued nonetheless, until I got bored of 4th ed and decided to figure out what the fuck you were actually talking about, and here we are.

Logan Knight

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Thanks to everyone who’s ever commented on or used something I’ve made or made something that got me excited and stupid or just stopped to talk about dumb shit, I appreciate it, we should hang out more.

i have to thank +James Maliszewski  and +James Smith  for putting so much effort into making stuff for us to find once we did jump in. Ok, now I’m really going to sleep

Zak Smith

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Zak Smith

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Thanks +Josha Petronis-Akins for running the first game of DCC and setting the hookThanks +Jürgen Mayer for pirate-samurai-RÖK GöD deck master larger than lifeThanks +Jon Marr for doing stuff freely that other people don’t do freely

+James Bennett and +Joseph Edge for being amazing players

+Joey Lindsey for Santicore (and the other Santicore perps/peeps)

That’s the J’s to start with

Thanks +Dave Younce for being an inspiring DM and making it fun

Thanks +Darien Mason and +Evan Lindsey for going on my new head-trips every couple of weeks

Thanks to +Kelley Vanda for arranging with +Arnold Cassell the Camp Nerdly thing and making it possible to meet in real life people I fantasize with on here

This is the barest tip of the iceberg

+Gavin Norman

+Nathan Panke

+Vincent Quigley, my French Canadian co-dad

So many

I haven’t had enough coffee yet

+Mike Evans for being inspirational creative and making 20023 classes for DCC

All 14 guys (pretty sure it’s all guys) that watch my blog

Wil McKinnee

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+Zak Smith created Vornheim, which is legendary and useful and inspirational. He runs a fantastic blog (which, if formatted and printed, would be a phenomenal book in and of itself). He has disagreed with me on more than one occasion, and we have debated opposite sides, and yet he has never resorted to nastiness or ad hominem attacks or slipperiness of any kind.
+Stacy Dellorfano put her money where her mouth is with Contessa. I know it was a lot of work! But she said she’d do it, then she did it. Props!
+Scott Dorward is a hell of a Keeper, and the spirit of Cthulhu abides within him. When he is running a game, I know it is going to be some heinous shit.
+Gary Bee has a charisma score of 18. I love playing Hot War with him. He wrote an article about scenario creation which I have referred to on many occasions because it is very good.
+Scrap Princess‘s blog is pure gonzo magnificence, and I love it muchly.
+Dyson Logos made the Delves, which are a thing of beauty, as are his glorious maps. And he’s good people.
+Gennifer Bone creates art that fills me with joy. She’s also cool as hell to talk to about damn near anything.
+James Raggi created LotFP, which is dear to my heart. He has been gracious enough to let me play in that sandbox, and it means a lot.
+Mike Evans hosts some pretty glorious threads, and I appreciate the hell out of that.
+Mandy Morbid has a metal heart and an indomitable will.
+Wayne Snyder is old-school and an awesome person. Hell of an artist, fun to game with, and worth knowing.
More later, got to get work done!

Logan Knight

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Jürgen Mayer

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Jan Frank Schmidt

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The #tanelorn  IRC crew for interesting talks.
+Harald Wagener for good hints regarding OSR and other themes.
+kirin robinson for finishing #oldshoolhack  in the next few weeks yearsdecades.
+Zak Smith for Vornheim and the other stuff coming up next and all the other gamers, makers, hackers and writers that keep me interested in this PnP/RPG stuff…

Zak Smith

Yesterday 9:18 AM

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Mike Evans

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Ramanan S

Yesterday 9:20 AM

Argh, too many people I feel bad mentioning anyone because I’d forget someone else equally stand out. +James Maliszewski is how I found the OSR. +Zak Smith‘s G+ threads and circle shares is how I found most everyone I follow here a and helping out in all the crowd sourced OSR stuff is how I met even more people. And +Brendan S runs another blog I got addicted to early and I joined his weekly game which is probably why I stick around.

Joseph Edge

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Mark Van Vlack

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I appreciate all of that.

Jack Mack

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Zak Smith

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Joey Mullins

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Totally true +Zak Smith but thank you all the same.So long a thank you list on my end.

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Zak Smith

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Trent B

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Alex Mayo

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Mushy stuff. It’s hard not to thank the first tier bloggers who inspired the crap out of me when I started the campaign and blog in 2008. So big thanks to ‘Sham” Dave Bowman, +Jeff Rients (for making it look fun) and +James Maliszewski (for his seriousness of thought, the Eld and a good deal more). Shortly after that +Zak Smith climbed up on that list by articulating the case for DIY and other fine stuff.But as much or more it’s the players and GMs that I have spent so much time spinning insanity, rolling funny dice, shooting the bull and commiserating here for the last three years that I consider them bona fide friends (and that includes people above too): +Robert Parker +Evan Elkins +cole long +Humza Kazmi +Michael Moscrip +Mike Davison +trey causey +Brad Ncube +Anthony Picaro +Paolo Greco +Richard Grenville +Jeremy Duncan +Peter Robbins and more really. Super dog thankful for that camaraderie.

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Art Braune

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Alex Mayo

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+Ed McW Whom I don’t see as much now that he’s on the other side of the country, but deserves mention for being a great collaborator, friend, and a kind and generous soul.

+Steph McW Everything I said about Ed applies equally to Steph – I miss those two terribly.

+Clyde Rhoer Who never fails to make me realize that my common sense understanding of things is always worth scrutinizing.

+James Raggi His tireless devotion to producing the best RPG shit on the market to day never fails to inspire me.

+Rafael Chandler Hail Satan!

+Zak Smith Who never fails to reach into my eye-holes and tickle my brain stem.

…more as I think of them.

Patrick Stuart

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+Doug Kovacs +Harley Stroh +Michael Curtis and +Joseph Goodman for making the game I want to play.+Mike Evans +Jon Marr +Edgar Johnson +Tim Callahan +Reid San Filippo +Dak Ultimak +Daniel Bishop +Stephen Newton +John Adams +Scott Mathis +James Carpio +Mark Gedak +David Przybyla +Noah Stevens +Wayne Snyder  +Claytonian JP      for putting themselves out there creatively and kicking ass.+David Fisher and +Jason Sholtis and +Mario Torres – ya’ll’s art helped me visualize what I should have been writing.

+Jim Wampler +Jeffrey Tadlock and +Jobe Bittman +Jen Brinkman  for Spellburn.

+Greg Gillespie +Matt Finch +Jason Sholtis (again) and +Michael Curtis (again)  and  +Rafael Chandler for drawing me back into the OSR with their awesome work.

+Erik Tenkar for stirring the pot.

+Zak Smith for Vorheim and making me think.

+James Raggi for pushing the envelope. The last two free RPG Day things were so ambitious. I think it showed the community what could be done.

+Stacy Dellorfano +Brianna Sheldon for making me think about gaming and life from another perspective.

All the haters for making me laugh at them. I always need a good laugh.

And for all you that have supported my silly habit — you are the best.

Onno Tasler

Yesterday 11:45 AM

Muna Bering and Fabian Flüss for Auslegungssache, one of the best adventures I ever read.Eliana for teaching me mapping basics.Dennis Filipiak for running a LotFP campaign for our completely chaotic group. And including catalytic converter hobbits in his campaign.

+Richard Balmer & +John Murrell for being my first online gaming buddies and better friends than I deserve.+Zak Smith & +Mandy Morbid For I hit it with my Axe getting me to Zak’s blog and from there onto g+, the only social network I’ve ever enjoyed.+James Zempel+Ed Hackett+Theo Evans+Darcy Wyatt+Jake Forth,+Gennifer Bone+Joshua Blackketter   & +Shoe Skogen for being some of the best players I’ve ever had and downright righteous people on top of them.

+Tiffany Simmons+Jenn Parnell+Reynaldo Madriñan+Annah Madriñan &+Jensen Toperzer for being gracious enough to let me crash their couches and ride their cars. And trusting my tiny self enough to tell me where they live. And cookies and cake and coffee and food and good concerts and awesome museums and a thousand other things. There’s not enough words to express how grateful I am to them for inviting me into their homes, and I only hope that one day I can repay them.

+Stacy Dellorfano, for dropping the Truth like a bomb.

+Scrap Princess, for being glorious and gonzo and unrepentantly awesome in a million ways unique to her and her alone.

And +Shawn Sanford+Erik Jensen+Ian Johnson+Michael Raston+Kiel Chenier+Reece Carter+Joey Lindsey,   And anyone else whose ever practiced the questionable judgement required to invite me into a game. You’re all gold, and the games you run are right up there with you.

+Mike Evans, whose DCC classes are creative, and on top of that turned me onto what seems to be my favorite OSR game.

And anyone I’ve ever played with. I can count the people I’ve meet in games who aren’t cool on a hand, and I can assure you, if you’re reading this you do not number among them.

There are so many. These are just a few who either inspired me to blog or draw something or just continue creative rpg discussions on G+.
+Kyrinn S. Eis
+Jeff Rients
+Tim Shorts
+matt jackson
+trey causey
+Reynaldo Madriñan
+Christopher Mennell
+Tim Harper
+Erik Jensen
+Jack Shear
+Brendan S
+Joey Lindsey
+Greg Gorgonmilk
+Mike F
+James MaliszewskiAnd many more.
Good gaming!

Venger Satanis

Yesterday 12:45 PM

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Kyrinn S. Eis

Yesterday 12:47 PM

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+Paul Schaefer thanks for the mention.  I’d certainly like to play some Gamma something again.I’m sorely missing Hangout gaming, and the fare here in Jacksonville, FL. is meager in my scooter ride radius.

Edit: This won’t / can’t be exhaustive. I know I’m missing folks that deserve to be called out for their contributions to the community. No rhyme or reason why these popped up first. Forgive my failures of inclusion.+Logan Knight for the best character sheets and his awesome city work.+Jeff Russell for his amazing Middenheim, and now his colonial work.

+Mike Evans for the Shadowrun / Vornheim hack.

The ambassadors from Kickassastan for everything kickass:+Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad ( +Adam Muszkiewicz+Edgar Johnson , +Wayne Snyder )

The ‘burners for Spellburn: +Jim Wampler , +Jobe Bittman , +Jeffrey Tadlock ,+Jen Brinkman

+Dak Ultimak for CRAWL! and for championing the handmade scene:
+Tim Callahan for Crawljammer
+Carl Bussler for Well of Souls
… I know I’m missing some here, coffeeeeee …

+Adam Koebel for his gorgeous RPG photos. Dice porn.

+Doug Keester for being the best sport as his DCC characters died, died, died, and died again, until one proved unkillable.

+Jon Marr for the best digital tools ever.

+Dyson Logos for more free maps and inspiration than I’ll be able to put to use.

+John Stavropoulos for being a 10th level paladin whether he wanted to or not.

+kirin robinson for inspiring design choices.

+Daniel Bishop for free stuff and for out-writing each and every one of us.

+Doug Kovacs for making the best maps in the industry, full stop. And some of the best art. And generally making me look good in print.

+Zak Smith for making brilliant free stuff, and for the blog post that made me take a second look at G+.

+Satine Phoenix for recognizing the potential of hangouts which kinda kicked this whole thing off.

Marcus Burggraf

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Wil McKinnee

Yesterday 1:10 PM

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Paul Wolfe

Yesterday 1:16 PM

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Mike Evans

Yesterday 1:16 PM

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+Joey Mullins- thank you for always offering a critical and constructive opinion- knowing that this is all just for fun, and always having a great attitude!+Bryan Mullins For always being excited to talk about RPGage!+Michael Curtis for your awesomesauce DCCage!

Noah Stevens

Yesterday 1:24 PM

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Mike Evans

Yesterday 1:31 PM

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Tim Harper

Yesterday 1:38 PM

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Thanks for the thank you +Paul Schaefer.  I do my little RPG dance on YouTube and try to jump in fun conversations on G+ too.  You gals and guys keep me connected to the pulse of RPGs and my monster and map folder has been filling up as well thanks to all of the shared circles from +Zak Smith.Thanks to +John Scheib for always being my Devil’s advocate.  :)Thanks to +Rafael Chandler for the promise of some fucked up monsters pretty soon.  >:)

Thanks to +Hill Cantons for influencing my love of all things Tekumel / Empire of the Petal Throne.  I have a whole shelf of that stuff now.  :)

kirin robinson

Yesterday 1:40 PM

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Daniel Bishop

Yesterday 1:49 PM

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Thank you +Joseph Goodman , +Michael Curtis , and +Harley Stroh for the game and for the chance to write for it.Thank you +Mark Gedak for getting me started in writing for DCC.Thank you +Jon Marr , +Stephen Newton , +Paul Wolfe , +Tim Callahan , +Dak Ultimak , +David Fisher , a lot of other people for opportunities and adventures. And, yes, that includes +Sean Connors , even if you don’t answer my emails.

Thank you to all of the great players I’ve met, including +Ramanan S and+Bobby Ree , as well as my regulars. Thank you also to my family, who put up with me spending many, many hours working on/blogging about/playing these games.

Thank you +Erik Tenkar , +Jeffrey Tadlock , and all other kind reviewers.

Thank you Spellburners for having me on the show, and for all the (far more) entertaining shows before and after.

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence

Richard Grenville

Yesterday 1:50 PM

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John Scheib

Yesterday 2:00 PM

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+Zak Smith for Vornheim

+James Raggi for LotFP

Spellburn and DCC for the fun of playing again

Michael Hazen

Yesterday 2:05 PM

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Alex Mayo

Yesterday 2:08 PM

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A few more:+Zzarchov Kowolski For offering me a chance to arrange his words into pretty columns and embellish them with art. Also, he’s a sharp-minded cat, a great writer, and an all-round decent fellow – all admirable qualities.+Jez Gordon For being Jez. Need I say more?

+James Maliszewski For being one of the nicest people it’s been my pleasure to interact with on G+. Everything he posts is forthright and honest and I’m honored to be in his circles.

+Epidiah Ravachol Whose boundless creativity, good humor, and selfless support of other people’s endeavors is inspiring.

+Eric Quigley His artistic talents are only matched by his generosity and kind willingness to offer advice when I need it most (even when I don’t realize it).

Adam Muszkiewicz

Yesterday 2:09 PM

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Being thanked here (three times!) was awesome, flattering and humbling and reminds me how much thanks I owe not just to individuals, but also to the community. I don’t know where to begin thanking folks, so I’ll start with my partners in crime, +Edgar Johnson & +Wayne Snyder and the whole +Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad crew (including but not limited to +Gabriel Perez Gallardi,+James MacGeorge+Bear Wojtek+Doug Kovacs+phil spitzer and sometimes +Jason Hobbs). Thanks go out to +Harley Stroh for being the nicest and most encouraging guy in gaming. +Jon Hershberger for supporting the DCC zine community. Geez, this is starting to sound like liner notes. I could keep going, but I don’t want to hog the mic that long.

Ben Gerber

Yesterday 2:10 PM

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Oh, hells. I want to thank everyone at 1980′s era Paladium, because of your books I’m still rocking the games.Tim Kask and Frank Mentzer tried to get me to eat fish, for which I can’t thank them. But everything else they’ve done is friggin’ awesome. As was/is D&D.I also want to thank all the little people.Seriously. I ran a gnome only campaign and it was amazing.

Everyone at Total Confusion rocks, and all the socks I distributed there with faces and super powers rock socks.

And thanks to +kirin robinson for tagging me.

Casey Garske

Yesterday 2:11 PM

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Shoe Skogen

Yesterday 2:15 PM

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Arnold K.

Yesterday 2:16 PM

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There are so many reasons to be happy when you see a d20, here are some of them.+Scrap Princess for spawning so many monsters in my imagination.  +Patrick Stuart for making me both jealous and inspired at the same time +Zak Smith for writing so much stuff that is powerfully useful +Tom Fitzgerald for giving me this sepia-toned monocle that makes magic look magical again +Richard Grenville for being a friendly voice in the dark +Gus L for drinking classy beers and being an fuckin’ Exemplar of a DM +Chris P. For saving my life on dozens of occasions +Jacob Hurst for crystals and chimes all the lovely metal songs +James Young for being my OSR philosophy zen master +Courtney Campbell for being being a one-man Institute of Proper DMing prowess and also not dying +Wil McKinnee for the piss, vinegar, pigs, and giant fleas +Logan Knight for the tables filled with poisonous head-fruit and drawing attractive pot-bellies. +Ramanan S for training all of those robots to write character sheets
+EVERYONE I’ve forgotten, because there are a lot more people that deserve hugs. HUGS FOR EVERYONE.

Arnold K.

Yesterday 2:16 PM

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Craig Brasco

Yesterday 2:17 PM

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Every single person in this thread I feel very comfortable around: you aren’t going to go out of your way to debase my intellect or passion about gaming or life in general. I cannot say that about the other side of the playground at all.

There would be so many for me to tag in, but it’s just about everyone who has already commented in this thread and those who have been tagged. I will add to the list with +Simon Forster for cool maps and +Joe England and+Michael Hansen  for game ideas.It’s fun to check G+ and see what everyone is talking about. I don’t always have an insightful comment to make about it, but a +1 means that what you’re doing is cool, do more of that creative thing, whatever it is. Make more, write more, draw more, play more games. And thanks to the folks that I’ve played with and talked to over Hangouts, you all rock.

Alex Mayo

Yesterday 2:18 PM

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To poorly paraphrase James Ellroy “Welcome perverts, freaks, dice sniffers, sinners. Greetings Min-Maxers, grognards and other dregs of society. I’ve made certain you are all in my RPG circle”

Courtney Campbell

Yesterday 2:21 PM

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Christopher Helton

Yesterday 2:22 PM

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solange simondsen

Yesterday 2:23 PM

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+kirin robinson DAMN YOU! <<shakes fist>>
+Stacy Dellorfano because awesome
+Rob Dellorfano because his disembodied arm games with me AND he plusses my posts
+Christopher Helton  because ‘why don’t you try gaming?’
+Zak Smith because dickish isn’t always a bad thing
+Sarah Richardson because demonic fun is fun
+David Rollins because token Canadian and lovely person
+Josh Thompson because he’s teh dood
+Annah Madriñan FOXTICLES!
and a whole bunch of other people my animal brain can’t process right now.

+Zak Smith may be Ferris Bueller in a hobby full of Cameron Fryes, but he’s often like, “You don’t have to be Cameron. You can be Ferris Bueller too. We could all be our own type of Ferris Bueller!” Although he’s probably cringing that I put it that way. There’s a lot I could thank you for, but I thought this should be pointed out. Thanks.+Reynaldo Madriñan genre-crashes like nobody else. Parts of Barovania felt like Saturday morning cartoons, and parts felt like a scary-as-shit horror movie, and parts felt like a drunk heist, and they all fit together. Thanks for showing that you can go all the way with the things you love, and it can actually fucking work.+Stacy Dellorfano has found her way through Contessa and Randomocity and it has been awesome to see. Thanks for saying, “this thing doesn’t exist and needs to, and fuckit, it will.”

+Jeff Rients for showing us all how to have a deep engagement with fun. His blog is one corner of the OSR trifecta that helped me understand where the joy was.

+James Maliszewski for his great blog posts, reviews, and thoughts that helped me understand this hobby, it’s history, and for his reasoned, civil approach.

+Mandy Morbid is such a hero it’s hard to know what to say. Thanks for your strength, resilience, and bravery to be unequivocally you.

+Mike Evans for being a big, gross monster. <3
Seriously, thanks for being you, and your boundless enthusiasm.

+Ramanan S for crunching the numbers, and having fun doing it. Gotta find more opportunities to game together.

+Chris Kutalik for doing. the. fucking. work. In a hobby where it’s easy to spring off in a new direction with each new idea, he seems to often stay the course, and I love reading the stories coming out of his campaign. In a lot of ways, the few session of his I’ve played were the ideal D&D, especially the Druid Maze: written by a 12 year old, adjudicated by an adult. Awesome.

+Erik Jensen for sticking to his guns and showing a different route through the same neighborhood. You bring an aesthetic to your playing and DMing that might seem far from the OSR, but fits right in.

+Scrap Princess for being our sexy, confusing ID.

OK I’m obviously out of words for the moment but there are so many more.

Adam Thornton

Yesterday 2:24 PM

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Arnold K.

Yesterday 2:29 PM

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Arnold K.

Yesterday 2:35 PM

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Simon Forster

Yesterday 2:36 PM

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Casey Garske

Yesterday 2:37 PM

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Casey Garske

Yesterday 2:50 PM

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Kiel Chenier

Yesterday 3:09 PM

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I could be here most of the afternoon sharing the names of positive, inclusive, and generally fun-to-be-around people that I’ve met here in the G+ gaming community.Literally every person in my ‘friends’ circle (40+ wonderful people) has been encouraging of my output and critical when they needed to be. All of them have been listed above. All of them.I got involved with Google+ shortly after Constantcon and Flailsnails were introduced and talked about. Here I found a community of diverse, talented, and extremely creative folks who were some of the most inclusionary people I’d ever come across on the internet.

Having previously come from YouTube, Blogger, and a smattering of forums, I was surprised at how positive the community was without being patronizing or cloying. Listed above are some of the most genuine and giving people I’ve ever known. They were there for me when I needed them most.

Zzarchov Kowolski

Yesterday 3:10 PM

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Okaaaay….for the sake of brevity sanity, I’ll stick with my DCC crowd, which is the primary reason I spend any time here!+Bob Brinkman gets full credit for introducing me to gaming, and encouraging me to try new systems. And for supporting putting up with my dice-hoarding habits. And for being so proud when I decided to try the gaming thing from the other side of the screen.
+Keenan Mills ran RuneQuest, my first fantasy RPG, and he’s sunk his teeth into DCC in return.
+Dieter Zimmerman for so many fanboy moments, which have been rightfully reciprocated since.
+Troy Tucker for running DCCRPG that one time… ;)
+Harley Stroh for his encouragement from the moment I joined the G+ group…and for proving to be all kinds of awesome and “crazy Rennie kid” long afterward.
+Doug Kovacs for some seriously stunning & inspirational art.
+Wayne Snyder for bringing me coffee at Gen Con. This shit’s important and does not go forgotten, yo.
+Rick Hull for his patience when confronted by my enthusiasm.
+Joseph Goodman+Michael Curtis+Edgar Johnson, and +Daniel Bishop for entrusting me with some very cool playtest material.
+Cleon Hodges for graciously hosting our open table games.
+Mark Collins for being one of the coolest new locals we’ve met, thanks to DCC.
+Jon Marr for the  400+ 0-level PCs I’ve printed in the past two years.
+Dak Ultimak for his continual enthusiasm, Crawl!, and his unending editing work that is so greatly appreciated by all.
+Adam Muszkiewicz and +Kathryn Muszkiewicz and +David Baity for completing the whole “these are my people” vibe, particularly at GaryCon.
+Jon Hershberger for his bean-counting expertise and awesome behind-the-scenes support, which is totally my comfort zone.
And finally… +Jobe Bittman+Jeffrey Tadlock, and +Jim Wampler for being awesome blokes and all kinds of supportive — even before pulling me way out of my comfort zone. =)

Harald Wagener

Yesterday 3:31 PM

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Mike Evans

Yesterday 3:31 PM

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A big thanks to my gaming group!  Without them I wouldn’t be able to play as much!Thanks to +Kelvin Green for always being willing to shoot the shit!  Thanks for awesome session recaps and for Forgive Us!  Fucking awesome, dude.Thanks to +Zzarchov Kowolski for Scenic Dunnsmouth…  Dude…  Truly epic.

I appreciate +Dak Ultimak, and his insight and what he has done for the hobby.  And Crawl!  A better fanzine there is not!

Shawn Sanford

Yesterday 3:43 PM

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HUGE thanks to +Zak Smith  , +Jeff Rients  , and +James Maliszewski for their amazing blogs.  Their writings inspired the hell out of me, and helped bring me to the realization that D&D can be fun again.  Their blogs and the OD&D74 forums completely revitalized the game, for me.Extra special HUGE thanks to +Zak Smith  for kicking off Constantcon, and promoting the hell out of G+ as an awesome place to talk about, and actually play old school RPGs.  I would not have even given a second thought to G+ without his blog.  I went from being the fill in GM for my face to face group, to running four weekly hangout games.  I directly credit Zak for helping me get steady game groups going, thus introducing me to dozens of new friends from all over the world.Thanks to all my awesome players over the past three years on G+.  You guys have restored my faith in gaming, and inspire me to keep the games going!

I can’t beat +kirin robinson for name dropping and thanking a circle.  So I’m going to cop out and say there are a bunch of people on G+ that I interact with almost daily.  I’d probably still be on here if it wasn’t for them because I generally don’t sink into the pit that has everyone up in arms.However the regulars I chat with you guys keep this place interesting and fun.  Some of you are authors and that’s cool.  But most are just a bunch of really fun people that remind me why this hobby is better then the rep it often gets.  And many of them are already sucked into this thread!

Joey Lindsey

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Christopher Helton

Yesterday 3:47 PM

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I want to thank the cool people that I’ve been gaming with for the last two years, because +solange simondsen got tired of my bitching about her playing WoW.+David Rollins and +Josh Thompson have been there since the beginning and really helped mold a new gamer. +Stacy Dellorfano wasn’t an original, but like Captain America she’s retroactively become a founder.+Jeremy Whalen+Jeff Tillotson+Norbert Cartagena and +Noah Marshallhopped off the ride at different points, but all added to the fun.

+Sarah Richardson is our newest addition, and fits like a pea in a pod.

If it wasn’t for these people I probably would have given up and found a Pathfinder game IRL.

Mike Evans

Yesterday 3:47 PM

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Fraser Ronald

Yesterday 3:49 PM

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+Josh T Jordan for creating some really thoughtful and creative games and for being one of the most straight-up decent people I have met

Cutting myself off before I thank everyone on G+

Joey Lindsey

Yesterday 3:53 PM

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<hugs +Mike Evans , only with snot and germs instead of arms>

Jon Hershberger

Yesterday 3:57 PM

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+Allan Grohe, for being my friend, fellow gamer, and publishing partner in all things Black Blade Publishing;

Tom McVicar and my home gaming crew, for their roles in setting up the reunion game in 2004, the ubiquitous Wrath of Con games of 2005, and launching our current ongoing AD&D campaign (now in it’s eighth year);

+Jim Wampler+Michael Curtis,  +Tim Callahan+Dak Ultimak+Reid San Filippo, and +Adam Muszkiewicz for their infectious passion and enthusiasm for gaming in general and for the DCC RPG in particular.

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+Corey Brin for being a tireless trollslayer and fact-hound.

You’ll have to thank +James Raggi for Forgive Us, not me, as it wouldn’t have happened without him taking a chance on me in the first place.Everyone here is ace and I am in utter fear of missing someone out if I start listing people. You’re all brilliant.That said, thanks to +Mike Evans for starting this thread off as it’s this sort of positivity that goes a long way to negating the, er, negativity of the past few days.

Massive shout outs and thanks to +trey causey and +cole long for knowing their shit, and always having something worthwhile to say about whatever half-baked nonsense I’m spewing into the atmosphere on any given day.Thanks to +Chris Kutalik and +Evan Elkins for showing us what they can do, and letting me experience it.Deep respect to +Reynaldo Madriñan for never being afraid to do things his way, and to +Annah Madriñan for being such a reasonable, open (and adorable) person.

Respect also to +Zak Smith, whose flashes of abrasiveness are outweighed by his creative genius and ultimately, his decency.

Brofist to +David Larkins, who I sometimes feel is sort of like a less irritating version of myself.

Thanks to +Jack Shear and +Chris Hagerty for saying what more often than not needed to be said.

+Aaron Funk for jumping in and giving useful input when I feel like I’m screaming into the void.

+Shawn Sanford for simply being a kind and helpful person, and an awesome DM.

My admiration and gratitude to +James Maliszewski for striking a spark of inspiration for so many people, myself among them, and for all of his hard work, which continues, as it should.

+Jez Gordon and +Scrap Princess, thanks for the ideas and the visuals and the general antipodean-ness.

Thanks to +Jeff Rients for being everybody’s cool uncle.

Stacy Dellorfano

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Wow, okay, where do I start?+kirin robinson for bringing me to G+ in the first place. He was one of the first guys I actually circled. Also for listening to me babble about being terrified of having kids the one night I got to meet him and game with him.+Michael R for being a long-time gaming friend, and playing my games as well as running games for me to play in.

+Zak Smith and +Mandy Morbid for an uncountable number of things. Being cheerleaders for my little projects, playing in my games, letting me play in theirs, participating in a ton of my things, and constantly reminding me that I’m not alone in how I feel about the world.

+Christopher Helton+David Rollins+Josh Thompson, for being great gaming buddies. My Tuesday night game with them is the longest I’ve been in yet, and though we sometimes don’t even get around to playing, I find hanging out with them to be a great detox.

+solange simondsen For also being part of that gaming group, but then also helping me with +ConTessa in so so SO many ways, and cheerleading so much.

+Sarah Richardson who has donated countless hours and energy to laying out Radomocity, building graphics for ConTessa, handling the ConTessa social media accounts, and for just being a great friend and partner in crime.

+Ariana Ramos For also being a ConTessa volunteer, for coming up with the brilliant idea to put together Maidens of Mayhem, and for reminding me so many times what ConTessa means to her, especially in the face of a whole lot of nasty criticism.

…and there are a WHOLE LOT MORE people I should and could add. In short, far more good people to thank than there are evil people to complain about… and that’s what makes this community so grand. :)

Tim Harper

Yesterday 4:09 PM

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Barry Blatt

Yesterday 4:19 PM

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I’d like to thank +Shawn Sanford and +Jason Sholtis for running great games and for playing in my own efforts, +Alex Williamson for being a stalwart of the Griffin mountain set, +Chris Kutalik for GMing some awesome sessions, and getting me started in hangout games, and +Zak Smith for starting Constantcon (and not suffering fools gladly). Not had so much fun RPG-ing in years, thanks folks!

Casey Garske

Yesterday 4:20 PM

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Gus L

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I feel like I should add to this, but really almost everyone in my G+ gaming circles is great.  I will single a few people out that have gotten me back into and kept me playing:+Patrick Wetmore for writing ASE and being an all around nice, friendly and creative human being.+Zak Smith and +trey causey +j garrison , +Erik Jensen  for providing me with a lot of inspiration when I decided to get back in this hobby. Also for continuing to provide it on a more or less daily basis.

+Brendan S for consistently running a great game and for thinking about rulesets, simplification and such so I can steal his ideas.

+Ramanan S+Beloch Shrike for being the folks that show up every week and put up with my absurd drunken loutishness while playing Pahvelorn (and everyone else in those games). Also for being crafty and creative fellows.

+Eric Boyd , +Chris H , +James Aulds , +Shoe Skogen +Frotz Self +Arnold K.  and everyone else who consistently plays in my own forays into GMing and put up with my rules juggling, repetitive use of fungus monsters and penchant for absurdity and the hopeless.

Alex Williamson

Yesterday 4:27 PM

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I second +Barry Blatt entirely. Everyone I’ve ever had the opportunity to play with has always been awesome in their own right. Barry runs Glorantha like he was there himself when the Red Queen ascended. And if not for +Zak Smith +Jason Sholtis and +Paul Schaefer I would not have the memory of one of the best sessions of Marvel FASERIP in a long career of playing and loving that game.

I forgot some people.+Brendan S, possibly the most well-reasoned and thoughtful dude I’ve had the pleasure of reading when it comes to RPGs.+Kelvin Green is good, man. He’s just really good.

+Dyson Logos, for all that he has contributed. I’ve used his work at the game table more than anybody else I’ve thanked.

And all the lovely people I actually game with, who I won’t tag here, because they aren’t G+ people and will just be confused.

Tim Harper

Yesterday 4:37 PM

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Reynaldo Madriñan

Yesterday 4:40 PM

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David Larkins

Yesterday 4:50 PM

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Brofist right back atcha, +Paul Vermeren. What a great thread! Thanks +Mike Evans for getting it going. Like many others have already said, I don’t even know where to start, which is pretty awesome when you think about how many cool, positive folks are out there when all the bleating and whining from the tiny torch-and-pitchfork minority gets to be a bit much. Particular shout-outs to +Kenneth Hite+S. John Ross, and Greg Stafford (who is too cool for Google Plus, obvs) for producing some of the downright bestest, most gameable material I’ve ever had the pleasure of bringing to the table, and a brofist of my own to +christian walker.

Mike Evans

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This is why I wanted to do this.  We really DO have an awesome hobby and community…  Sometimes that feeling (and realization) gets lost among the constant bickering and nerdrage…

Harald Wagener

Yesterday 4:59 PM

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If someone collects the people mentioned in this thread in a circle and shares it, I’ll add it to my gaming circle and rename it hugboxjust sayin

+Courtney Campbell explains the style of play that I love with more detail, passion, and style than I could ever hope to do.+Paolo Greco helps flush the monsters out of my head.+John Harper+Gremlin Legions +Nadav Ben Dov +Michael Wolf +Brendan S+Noah Doyle +Thaumiel Nerub +milena foczka and lots of others have kept me motivated to get Into the Odd to a (nearly) finished form.

+Patrick Stuart makes me want to go to Liverpool.

Mike Evans

Yesterday 5:02 PM

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+Harald Wagener Already working on that:)  I will also be doing a blog post about it.  Hopefully gonna work on it tomorrow.

Thanks +Christopher Helton+David Rollins+Josh Thompson+solange simondsen, for the good gaming times.
Thanks +Stacy Dellorfano for that, and also for always having a sensible summary to these crazy online debacles, that makes me go “why did I think of that, but not say it in exactly those perfect words?”
Thanks for everyone fighting the good fights even when they seem boring and senseless.
Thanks for the insane creative fecundity +Daniel Bishop+Mike Evans,+Harley Stroh.
Thanks for the DCC tools +Jon Marr

Mark Cunningham

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Cool thread. Cool people. Lots of people I come to read and interact with on G+ are already mentioned!But I don’t see +Emily Vitori mentioned. Love watching her works in progress. Encourages me to keep at it.

Thank you +Paul Vermeren and +Mike Evans. You have questionable taste in Englishmen but I appreciate it nonetheless.

Shoe Skogen

Yesterday 5:17 PM

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Mike Evans

Yesterday 5:17 PM

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Jez Gordon

Yesterday 5:37 PM

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Seriously though, quietly putting my hand up for Secret Santicore duty completely transformed my gaming experience and career. Thank you to every single one of you for the part you played in that.

I’d like to thank +Gabriel Perez Gallardi +Eduardo Blanco +Daniel Rey +Germán Heberling +Rodolfo Pilon +Javier Roman  for over 25 years of gaming.+Greg Christopher for that great game designer chat two years ago that got the gears turnng in my head. I still think condoms are too expensive in your post-apocalyptic game.+Erik Tenkar for his great work and feedback.

+Tre’ Grisby for his great work with LUG Con

+Chris Tregenza  and the whole Indie team.

+Tre’ Grisby +Gabriel Perez Gallardi +Lan Kelly +Brian Kelsay +Andreas Habicher +peewee rota for their support playtesting Saints & Sinners

+Joni Virolainen  for his feedback and errata with the game.

+Jonathan Henry for the giant dragon chat and +peewee rota for the breakfast flail.

Thanks to that first group of guys that got me playing through g+ +Brian Takle +Craig Brasco +Greg Christopher +Elliott Moshell +Jason Richardsonand thanks to the guys that keep playing every week +Adam Muszkiewicz+Ray Case +Donn Stroud +Gabriel Perez Gallardi +PJ Muszkiewicz +Edgar Johnson +Wayne Snyder +Bear Wojtek +phil spitzer +James MacGeorge.Thanks for positively keeping the HERO flag flying +Robert Miller.Last but not least nothing but positivity for the guy that alleviated all my stress for design by making me Least Creative Guy on the internet +Doug Kovacs.

Corey Brin

Yesterday 6:32 PM

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S. John Ross

Yesterday 6:45 PM

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Reece Carter

Yesterday 6:47 PM

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Beloch Shrike

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+Heather Gwinn  for being one of the most generous and friendly people I’ve ever met. While not really part of the tabletop community, she’s been a great help to me on my tabletop projects. She’s never been anything but a delight to work with on anything.+Courtney Campbell for finding my blog, popularizing my blog, reaching out to me numerous times in friendship, and genuinely seeming to care about my well being and happiness.+Brendan S  for running my first OSR game. I’ve never had more fun playing D&D than I’ve had in Pahvelorn, and this ultimately led to me dropping Pathfinder.

+Gus L (And +Brendan S , and +Courtney Campbell) for being a crazy creative madman who inspires me with everything he does, and never even hints that I’m anything other than his equal. Despite having a much larger volume of work, and being much more popular. They constantly inspire and encourage me to do more and better work.

+Ramanan S , +Eric Boyd , +Evan Webber , +Arnold K. , for playing in my games and apparently enjoying them despite my best attempts to be underprepared. And for adventuring beside me in other games, where I’m sure I owe them my fictional life a time or two.

+James Raggi should certainly get some thanks for writing the game that I play, and all of my favorite modules for it.

I have to single out and thank +Joe D for my very first G+ game, +Gus L,+Chris H+Eric Boyd+James Aulds, and +Reginald Mc Reynolds for fun times in ASE- and Apollyon-land, and +Marcus Tsong for his meatspace DCC game and gracious hosting.

First off all I’d like to thank +Zak Smith for sending me the invite to G+ back in the beta days when this crazy RPG community was just starting to grow out of his blog and ConstantCon.My Tuesday night hangout group has been playing pretty much like clockwork for the last two years and I have grown to love these people that I’ve never met in person: +Christopher Helton , +solange simondsen , +Josh Thompson and +Stacy Dellorfano , +Sarah Richardson is the newest member of our silly little group and already feels like an old friend. She deserves a virtual high-five too! We had some awesome people play in that fifth spot for a few months and then move on because of life stuff and they all made for a better game and plenty of laughs: +Jeremy Whalen , +Jeff Tillotson , +Norbert Cartagena , +Ross Winn  and +Noah Marshall You guys rock!+James Raggi thanks for publishing my favourite edition of D&D (LotFP) and for using me as a playtester for your messed up adventures!

+kirin robinson , +Annah Madriñan , +Kiel Chenier and +Kelvin Green thanks for always being rays of sunshine in my stream. You guys never fail to post positive on the threads and I appreciate it!

+Alex Mayo I appreciate your wonderfully weird posts and how you run a great game of LotFP!

Thank you +Uri Kurlianchik for posting the funny stuff kids say when you GM for them.

Thanks you +Chris Kutalik for introducing me to ZeFRS. There’s no way I would have checked it out without you running that one-shot. It added to my RPG experience and confirmed some of the things I was thinking about what I really like in a gaming session and how a rules system can fit into that.

Thank you +A. Miles Davis for being such a great player to game with. I enjoy how you play a character to the hilt and play the game smart all at the same time!

And finally thanks +Mike Evans for this thread. It is exactly what everyone needed. I wish I had thought of it!

I know I missed a bunch of awesome people! I’ve been really lucky with the people I’ve gamed with here! Thanks and Sorry!

James Zempel

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Todd Crapper

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Robert Parker

Yesterday 10:04 PM

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Thanks to +David Lewis Johnson for all the great art that he’s done for me and for being a good friend.Thanks to +James Maliszewski+Jeff Rients, and +Blair Fitzpatrick for blowing my mind when I stumbled across this whole OSR thing.Thanks to +Chris Kutalik for teaching me more about how to run and design games in four years than I learned in fourteen.

Thanks to +Zak Smith for turning me on to FLAILSNAILS, which has introduced me to so many good friends like +trey causey+Anthony Picaro,+cole long+Evan Elkins+Michael Moscrip and +Humza Kazmi!

Also, thanks to my home group +Paul Thompson+Aaron Jennings, and+Greg Ransons!

Jason Sholtis

Yesterday 10:50 PM

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I owe thanks to many others, and you probably know who you are, but I finally caught up with this business late in a long, exhausting day, and will have to thank you devils later!

Marcus Tsong

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Robert Parker

Yesterday 11:07 PM

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and the Dungeon Dozen

David Baity

Yesterday 11:14 PM

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Experience playing a female human, doomed by +Adam Muszkiewicz and+Doug Kovacs to try and destroy the only thing she truly loved ( man wang) in a bizarre spin off of DCC /Mechanoids.

See, the delightfully animated +Michael Curtis turn +Bob Brinkman into a turtle on Valium, and allow me the pleasure to use life leech to bring a priceless frown on a bratty kid (Koko no get Kitten?)

Get to meet the legendary +Jen Brinkman who is a true ambassador to the DCC game, in addition to just being friggin awesome!

Meet the Dark One himself +Joseph Goodman and see just how genuinely nice he really is.

Play aside +Jeffrey Tadlock who, in spite of heckling my bad taste in poolside brew, is not a bad halfling to roll dice beside!

Many, many more!

Gus L

Yesterday 11:15 PM

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Jacob Wood

Yesterday 11:39 PM

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Wow, I love what’s going on in here.Thanks to +Todd Crapper not only for the mentino, but for Killshot, one of the best damn RPGs I’ve had the pleasure of reading in years.– between Roleplaying Tips and Gamer Lifestyle, he’s done a lot for me both at the table and professionally.

Pretty  much everyone in my #RPGGeek  circle, because RPGGeek is one of the friendliest and most accepting forum communities ever (outside of G+ of course).

And pretty much everyone in this thread who’s mentioned Metal, because I now have a lot more people to follow.

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+Jason K for believing in my art and spending late and drunken nights with me.
+Mike Evans for believing in my backwoods Montana-boy self, even in art and games.
+Robert Parker Properly, for being a fucking badass, deep, and heartfelt friend these past nine and a half years.
+trey causey for engaging the space opera radness, believing in me, and consistently blowing minds.
+Kevin Crawford For being the most solid, ever, period.
+Cat Tobin For betting on me and hopefully not losing.
+Wayne Rossi For letting me start to make things for someone else’s passion.
+Chris Kutalik For the Hills, indeed. Indeed, sir.
+Tom Smolenski For advice in the midst of my idiocy and earnestness.And everybody.

thanks,+David Lewis Johnson glad to see you are doing well w/ the art. you deserve it.+Harald Wagener thank you for reminding me why you should trust that your players are the true monsters.

+Trent B for being the worst.

+Michael Moscrip for being such a good DM and running such an interesting campaign when this entire FLAILSNAILS started.

+Chris H for listening to my dumb ideas, all the time.

+Richard Grenville+M. Diaz,  +Jeremy Duncan+Paolo Greco Tartary. also, listening to my dumb tartary ideas.

+Reynaldo Madriñan for being good natured in my absolute faux hatred of the recently deceased Sir Ward.

+Joey Lindsey for taking over Santicore.

+Humza Kazmi for the +Ba Chim interviews and being such a decent human being.

+Mike F your fantasy Hawaii hex crawl game was showing some real promise. Hope you finish it or did you and I just forgot?

+Michael Bolam For those Wrestleworld sessions. Thanks for playing. Need to do that again at some point.

+Joe D for dying in the 1st turn of that Warlords of Vornheim game.

+Erik Jensen Wampus.

+B. Portly Daredevils & detectives.

+Edgar Johnson for attacking those damn Russians and dying so quickly.

+Reece Carter Rusty shiv spoons as the optimal commy killing weapon.

+Zach Marx Weber for playing such a junkie so well.

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Patrick Stuart

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Scrap Princess

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Eric Boyd

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you know I was trying to keep it short and entertaining but I like being mentioned so much I figure I shouldn’t say “you know who you are” – especially after +James Maliszewski displayed his customary humanity by saying “actually people don’t know and it’s good to tell them.” So in no order but all 11s on the awesome scale:
+Ian Johnson (come back! we love you!)
+Mel Black
+Paolo Greco
+Jeremy Duncan
+Patrick Stuart (damn you and your anti-hugging policy here’s a damn hug)
+David McGrogan
+Chris McDowall
+Chris Tamm
+Chris Kutalik
+Chris Robert
+Chris Creel
+Chris H
+Christina Meyer
+Kyrinn S. Eis
+Justin S. Davis
+Jeff Russell
+Jeff Rients
+kirin robinson
+Kirk Stone
+Robert Parker
+Anthony Picaro
+C Huth
+Roger Burgess
+Roger Giner-Sorolla
+Luka Rejec
+ASH LAW (I will never forget your bollyweapons)
+Reynaldo Madriñan
+Zach Marx Weber
and so many more.
And of course +Zak Smith for getting me back into dnd with constantcon.

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I want to thank +Mike Evans for creating this thread,
+Stacy Dellorfano for creating the wonderful +ConTessa and being a shining beacon of what’s possible,
I also want to thank +Scott Goheen for bringing me into the G+ gaming community,  +E. Bryan Rumph for GMing a wonderful game and creating a cool system. +Emi Cordill for a multitude of excellent characters and great games, +Ellie Schnee for an intense ingame relationship and a nice gameworld, +David Wood for delightfully twisted plots  and the rest of the crew, especially +Shoe Skogen and +Matthew Bannock for their great ideas and dedication and the colour they lend to their games, and +S. John Ross for Risus. I also want to thank +Bryan Klein for a great hunt and+Gerardo Tasistro for his ideas and his system. +Chris Tregenza and +Tre’ Grisby  for their endless waterfalls of ideas, +Krisy Trnavsky for crossing that ominous bridge with me when we were robots ,+Kyrinn S. Eis for her dedicated work on her “other” D&D and her impressive interrogation skills, and +Seth Harris for the best Fiasco character I have ever seen. Thank you all. There are many, many more of course, but one has to draw a line, right? So last, but definitely not least, I want to thank my maternal grandfather, who is no longer among us, for buying my very first roleplaying game book and my first two d20 for me, introducing me to the hobby.

Paolo Greco

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this thread has all the feels.ALL THE FEELS

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July 7, 2014

Hubris Session Recap- Sessions 13 and 14- My Girlfriend Drew Me a Sewer Map! Oh and the Players Did Stuff Too…

By wrathofzombie

Last session the group witnessed the release of the 33 Horrors of Hubris that were expelled from the Void.  They shook their heads, said “crap.” And had a conversation with a Goddess and were rewarded.

33 Horrors

The 33 Horrors of Hubris

 

Session 13

This session was mostly planning and conversation about all the different plot hooks and nasties that the group had seen or could go after.  After talking about it for a bit the group decided to reform the resistance group Hammer and Sword and keep on fighting the Magistrate of the Craftsman District.  They decided that they needed recruits and what better way to do that than rescue people…?  So they have now set their sights on fighting the Plague Doctors of the Scarlet Veil.  The group found out that the Magistrate was selling prisoners to the plague doctors and to the Black Queen of the Floating Island of Terror, so they couldn’t sit back and let a fresh supply of red shirts pass by them… could they?

 

Session 14

The session started two weeks later (in game time).  I had used an event table of Zak’s to figure out things that had happened to the characters during that time.  We started in the Lying Lady with Cybil and the players meeting a contact called “The Weasel” and for some reason I kept portraying him like a mix of Gilbert Gottfried and Woody Allen (for which I was made fun of- but the players were annoyed by him and THAT was the point).  The Weasel offered them some info he had found out about the Magistrate:

The group then paid him to find out more info about the club and the “badass dude”.

The Weasel then mentioned that Cybil had told him that the group was looking for a new place to set up shop for the Hammer and Sword and that he knew of an abandoned thieves den in the sewers of the Cathedral District.  The group agreed that could be done quickly and with little fuss and so they set off.

In the burnt out remains of the Skye District (it was burned down by a player in the first session because of carousing) they encountered a Metalphage and they went frantic trying to kill the baddie as quickly as possible.

In the Cathedral District they saw a huge temple to the Twisted One, the patron god of Fairweather.

They found the manhole and after forcing the Weasel to go first, down they went.

My Girlfriend Kicks Ass

Yesterday morning I realized that I forgot to do a map for the sewers that I had planned.  As I began to formulate ideas my girlfriend asked what I was doing and when I told her she said, “Oh… can I draw your map?”  My g/f is not a gamer so her wanting to be involved is AWESOME.  So I said yeah!  Here’s the original piece.  All I came up with was the traps and monsters and told her roughly where I wanted them (she wouldn’t let me see the map until it was done).

 

 

I love my woman

I love my woman

 

Here is the map with my notes on it.

 

Angie Awesome Sewer Drawing

 

Highlights of the Dungeon:

We ended the session with the group finding the entrance to the secret thieves lair.  It was a great session and I was elated that my g/f wanted to help me in my nerdie hobbie!.

 

Feel free to use the dungeon map.

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