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      Topic: Find Familiar - Where's my Nerfbat.
    Osmium

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:35 am   Subject: Find Familiar - Where's my Nerfbat.

    I'd say for that strategy to work, the PCs would have to follow it along the complex.

    Which is exactly what they did, carrying the entranced wizard on a litter.
      Topic: Easter Eggs
    Osmium

    Replies: 1
    Views: 4675

    PostForum: Published Material Reviews & Discussion   Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:31 am   Subject: Easter Eggs
    While studying Curse of Strahd I noticed a fun easter egg (fun for a film/theatre geek like me anyway), and it got me wondering how many other TSR/WoC modules had fun easter eggs in them. Not just ref ...
      Topic: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Osmium

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12158

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 8:57 am   Subject: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Sorry, my years in Everquest are showing.
      Topic: Oerth Journal #27 has arrived!!!
    Osmium

    Replies: 22
    Views: 40368

    PostForum: The Oerth Journal   Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 6:28 am   Subject: Oerth Journal #27 has arrived!!!
    I admit, I had never looked at Oerth Journal since joining this site. Perfectly content was I to muddle about IMC with just the boxed set and a few old modules.

    Then I perused #27, and everything h ...
      Topic: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Osmium

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12158

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 5:55 am   Subject: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    This was the first session since switching over to 5e. The mechanic of the Sleep spell is vastly different than 1e/2e.

    In 5e, when a 1st lvl Sleep spell is cast, the caster rolls 5d8. The total is ...
      Topic: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Osmium

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12158

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:24 am   Subject: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Just an update for anyone interested.

    The party is in the temple proper. They've dispatched the lower level humans, and the smaller groups of undead in the south/central part of the complex.

    Th ...
      Topic: Find Familiar - Where's my Nerfbat.
    Osmium

    Replies: 5
    Views: 8106

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 5:45 am   Subject: Find Familiar - Where's my Nerfbat.
    <RANT> 5e Find Familiar is just ridiculous, IMHO.

    My group just converted over to 5e. They are completing KotB. This session was spent mapping the entire temple complex, without stepping foot ...
      Topic: Seeking Social Interaction Adventures
    Osmium

    Replies: 12
    Views: 9009

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:33 am   Subject: Seeking Social Interaction Adventures
    Just purchased Curse of Strahd over the weekend and, while it certainly can be combat intensive if the party desires, it is set up to play more social as well, with levels granted upon reaching certai ...
      Topic: Seeking Social Interaction Adventures
    Osmium

    Replies: 12
    Views: 9009

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:24 am   Subject: Seeking Social Interaction Adventures
    The biggest challenge would be casting the Falstaff character... I would love to play him.


    I declined to audition for Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 just last week when I was told that Falstaff was to ...
      Topic: Converting Vancian system in 5e.
    Osmium

    Replies: 5
    Views: 7559

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:18 am   Subject: Converting Vancian system in 5e.
    What are you trying to accomplish here Osmium?



    Exactly what the original post stated. A mana point system in place of the Vancian system. (I was under the mistaken idea that the 5e system was s ...
      Topic: Seeking Social Interaction Adventures
    Osmium

    Replies: 12
    Views: 9009

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:42 am   Subject: Seeking Social Interaction Adventures
    One can always look to Shakespeare for courtly intrigue and machinations.
    "Aye, the play is the thing!"

    Most of the women, and men for that matter, are only concerned with gossip and fashion, but ...
      Topic: Converting Vancian system in 5e.
    Osmium

    Replies: 5
    Views: 7559

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:25 am   Subject: Converting Vancian system in 5e.
    In fantasy novels, even novice mages could summon up a usable spell in most situations.

    What I've always disliked about the Vancian system is the inflexibility. Unless one is mid to high level, the ...
      Topic: Twin Cateclysms, Module research and Development
    Osmium

    Replies: 12
    Views: 7730

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:34 am   Subject: Twin Cateclysms, Module research and Development
    Hrm, not sure about the Invoked Devestation, but the Rain of Colorless Fire sounds like they opened a controlled rift near a neutron star, or one of the poles of a black hole, and the intense radiatio ...
      Topic: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Osmium

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12158

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:42 am   Subject: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Second, because I wanted there to be a reasonable explanation for why there were so many skeletons and zombies under his command in that cave system. And, in an earlier campaign, I used that ability ...
      Topic: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Osmium

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12158

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:01 am   Subject: Re: Chip: Fritos or Lays?
    I'm curious where the chips ended up landing.


    They realized they had alerted the enemy, so they recruited a ranger. (The wife was unhappy with her fighter, whatcha gonna do?) The ranger and the e ...
      Topic: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Osmium

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12158

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:28 am   Subject: Re: Chip: Fritos or Lays?
    Maybe if your players are not up to strength to fight a patrol of monsters you would have them get "lost" and stumble onto the hermit.

    The hermit is undiscovered as yet.

    Or into the Cave of t ...
      Topic: Awarding experience - noob DM question
    Osmium

    Replies: 4
    Views: 5673

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:15 am   Subject: Awarding experience - noob DM question
    The party recently acquired, and Identified, a staff of curing. Near fully charged.

    The party has two clerics of 2nd level. The 6000 XP award to the possessor will level either one, but, they are c ...
      Topic: Converting Vancian system in 5e.
    Osmium

    Replies: 5
    Views: 7559

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:10 am   Subject: Converting Vancian system in 5e.
    Since forever I've used a mana point system for spells IMCs.

    If the rules allow a PC to cast 4 1st level spells and 1 2nd second level, they instead have a total of 6 mana points to be cast as they ...
      Topic: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Eclavdra?
    Osmium

    Replies: 19
    Views: 13347

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:53 am   Subject: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Eclavdra?
    CruelSummerLord - the aptly named.

    I'll be singing the subject line in my head the rest of the day. Cruel indeed.
      Topic: Population Centers of the Dark Ages
    Osmium

    Replies: 19
    Views: 14171

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:39 am   Subject: Population Centers of the Dark Ages
    Bear in mind, the population of Europe dropped by almost half in the late Roman period through about 600 AD, even with the slavic migrations, to an estimated 25 - 30 million souls. 20% due to lost kno ...
      Topic: A Short Story - (LONG) Please move if in the wrong forum
    Osmium

    Replies: 2
    Views: 3593

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:56 am   Subject: A Short Story - (LONG) Please move if in the wrong forum
    An admission. I've never played in a Greyhawk campaign. FR either, for that matter. My only contact with Oerth at all came through the books, a few modules plopped into homebrew campaigns, etc.

    So, ...
      Topic: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    Osmium

    Replies: 400
    Views: 232649

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:00 am   Subject: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread

    At any rate, welcome aboard. What current system do you prefer?

    -Lanthorn

    p.s. you gotta find a Colossus Avatar.

    AD&D, with some 2E thrown in for good measure. Taking a hard look at 5E ...
      Topic: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    Osmium

    Replies: 400
    Views: 232649

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:55 am   Subject: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    when Rider's Hobby Shop was the only place to find D&D material. The D&D section has shrunk a bit. Warhammer 40k is the largest gaming section now, but still my first stop for dice, miniature ...
      Topic: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Osmium

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12158

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:22 am   Subject: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Small WoT (Wall of Text) incoming!

    That's a very open-ended question that will probably receive a very open-ended response. Wink

    Lovely! Open to any ideas!

    It might be helpful if we knew ...
      Topic: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    Osmium

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12158

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:14 am   Subject: Unsure what to do. Ideas?
    New campaign, mostly inexperienced players, Ages 14 - 19 except my wife.

    Decided to let them cut their teeth on the original Keep on the Borderlands with a few ideas from Return. They cleared the k ...
      Topic: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    Osmium

    Replies: 400
    Views: 232649

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:51 am   Subject: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    True name: Patrick

    Age: 51 earth years

    Loc: Western Michigan, USA (until the Vogons arrive)

    Summer of 1980ish, Scout Camp

    Expert iirc

    Colossus, of X-Men fame, is my favorite X-Man. His ...
      Topic: Topographical map of the Flanaess
    Osmium

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5924

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:39 am   Subject: Topographical map of the Flanaess
    Anna's beautiful maps is one of the first places I looked. I'll check again to see if there is a layer I missed.
      Topic: Topographical map of the Flanaess
    Osmium

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5924

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:36 pm   Subject: Topographical map of the Flanaess
    Thank you SO much for that link. Wonderful resource! Happy
      Topic: Topographical map of the Flanaess
    Osmium

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5924

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:53 am   Subject: Topographical map of the Flanaess
    Never having played more than a few modules in the setting, I've decided to run a campaign for my kids and their friends, and have jumped into Greyhawk with both feet,

    I like to plan out campaign ...
     
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