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Super Squirrel

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  1. Re: Longest Running Thread EVER *Pokes his head in* I found a kinda fun idle RPG game that I wanted to share: s2.sfgame.us/index.php?rec=59008 An Idle RPG basically involves setting your character on a quest or a task and waiting real time while everything is done automatically. You control buying weapons and armor and spending money to improve your statistics. These days when I have little time, low key games are all I can handle. I created a guild. The guild benefit is straight forward. You can donate gold to the guild that is used to improve one of three features. You can improve your gold earning rate, exp earning rate, and the maximum size of your guild. I have a guild with 7 open spots +10% Gold and +2 XP. If anyone joins the game and is interested, give me your in game name and I'll invite.
  2. Re: 6th Edition Books on eReader? The issue is that I'm trying to find out how well they load to determine if the .pdf is a good investment or not. If I had a .pdf of one of the books, I could simply plug it in and load it up.
  3. I have a Sony PRS-700 eReader. I love it. I've been thinking about picking up the 6th Edition books for my eReader but before I do so, I wonder if anyone has used them on the Sony eReader and, if so, how well do they load and display?
  4. Re: Longest Running Thread EVER You act like you have a choice anymore.
  5. Re: Longest Running Thread EVER We provide the bullet to put you out of your misery if you need medical assistance.
  6. Re: Longest Running Thread EVER How about mook chef?
  7. Re: Longest Running Thread EVER Perhaps a promotion is in order. I will see if the budget has room to raise you to the level of "Mook".
  8. Re: Longest Running Thread EVER Yeah. Gaming has all but disappeared from my life since the move. I tried to get into a LARPing group but that has started to become a big disappointment. Real life has really taken over things for me.
  9. Re: Longest Running Thread EVER A challenge appears!
  10. Re: The cranky thread Got hit in the head by a beer can walking home from work. My flash drive failed and I lost over two weeks of editing. I'm cranky but not as cranky as I would otherwise be. I guess that means I've become happier with life again.
  11. Re: 6E Rules changes confirmed so far This should be enough of a change that I can convince my housemate to start playing Hero. She hates math and complicated systems. Also the impact this has on things like Drain is wonderful. This makes things so much simpler to figure out and calculate mid-game. I have to admit that I like it.
  12. As with all of my campaigns, there are spoilers. Players in my game should avoid reading the thread. I've got this wonderfully interesting world under creation for my next campaign. I'm not far along yet with the campaign design but I'd like to share what I have now. Fantasy Side: Morality 2 - Good and Evil are easy to identify but not always Realism 2 - Romantic Outlook 2 - Almost Everything Works Out Seriousness 1 - Campy or Fantastic Continuity 4 - Mostly serial The Flip Side: Morality 2 - Good and Evil are easy to identify but not always Realism 3 - Neutral Outlook 4 - Success is rare Seriousness 3 - Some ironic humor Continuity 4 - Mostly serial I'll be running the game from the "Fantasy Side" of things but keeping into consideration what is going on with the flip side. Arca is a very, very large space ark. The keepers of the ark were collectors that went from world to world collecting a variety of alien species to put into a special habitat. One day, one of the species they acquired managed to "escape" the ark and broke it. Fantasy Side: Arca appears to be a single continent on a flat earth. The ocean flows off the edge of the world in all directions leaving all species in this giant island. Their is a sun, weather, and all of the fun expectations of a fantasy world. Playable races include three tribes of elves, three tribes of dwarves, sirens, lolcats, and orly's (a sentient owl species). I'm open to new race ideas as well. The Flip Side: Arca is a broken space ship adrift. Fortunately most of the residents of the zoo haven't realized that the colony connected to the space zoo has been exposed and over run by alien life forms. This is a post-apocalyptic setting with the only playable race being humans.
  13. Re: Feudalistic Concerns I'm not ready to shell out 8.00 for that right now. Besides, I've got so much material together now, I think I'm good for at least a few months of games. I have some great plans for this game.
  14. Re: Feudalistic Concerns That's a mighty good resource! Thanks!
  15. Re: Feudalistic Concerns It looks like between Markdoc, Cancer, and my own additional research, I have all of the information I needed. In case anyone is curious, I'm working on a Robin Hood-style campaign. The similarities are few. The players are outlaws in a large forest that is relatively the same size as Sherwood forest (I'm calling it Shirewood which was the original name of Sherwood). The King is away at war against a great necromancer army in the south. The king's brother is equally compared to the way modern Robin Hood depictions speak of Prince John. There is no Maid Marion, Sheriff of Nottingham, Nottingham, or even Robin Hood. It is up to the players to figure out how they want to go with the game.
  16. Re: Feudalistic Concerns That fits with what I have read and understood about the feudalistic process in England. Its good to get that assurance that most of my understanding was correct. I also appreciate the addition to churches AND universities being given free land. That will change elements of this campaign for me quite a bit. Also knowing that a lord can own land in Grand Lord A and Grand Lord B's feifdom is great information. It looks like, overall, I need to understand the distinction of exactly what a shire is (besides being what we call a county today). More specifically, what determined what is a shire, who is in charge of it, and so on.
  17. Re: Feudalistic Concerns Okay, so the Lord Mayor only answers question #3. The Lord Mayor is the person in charge of a large settlement such as a city. I don't know if the Lord Mayor of Nottinghamn rules over all of the county or just that area. But he was the one who appointed the Sheriff.
  18. Re: Feudalistic Concerns I may have just answered two of my questions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheriff_of_Nottingham According to wiki, the Sheriff was appointed his position by the Lord Mayor. That would be who he would be responsible to. I hope to learn more about what exactly a mayor is in the next few minutes.
  19. I'm working on designing the feudalistic breakdown of a kingdom for my next fantasy campaign and I've run into a few "problems". I'm hoping that someone can answer a few questions to help me understand this all better. Note: I'm trying to base this off of the English feudalistic system for reference. While reference to Germanic and French systems may be useful, I'm looking specifically for English system answers. Regarding land ownership, the King owns the land of the kingdom, the land is given to grand lords as a fief. The grand lord gives sections of their land to lords for smaller fiefs. Now from what I'm seeing, these lords also break down the land even smaller to what are known as vassals. The vassals see that the land is worked by the peasants. First question: Is this correct or are the vassals and lords of this breakdown the same thing? The second question is based on counties. In the English Feudalism system, a county is known as a shire. What I cannot find is how large a shire is. Is a shire the realm of a Grand Lord, the realm of a Lord, or an entirely different entity? Finally, a sheriff (aka a Shire Reefe) is the judicial body of a county. Who does a sheriff report to? This, I cannot find information on as well. In modern Robin Hood references, I suspect the feudalism of the story is badly mauled. Most Robin Hood stories seem to imply that the Sheriff of Nottingham reported directly to Prince John which does not seem to be correct.
  20. Re: Foxbat School Colors The players are now Juniors so Orange... hmm that could work.
  21. Without getting too spoilerly about my plans, I need some help with my next episode of the Chester School for Teens campaign. Foxbat is in charge of the new school program. In his many changes, he is implimenting a school dress code that matches the school colors. I need help with the colors and the dress code. The theme of the school (including its new Mascot) is "Gummy Bears". Thanks for any ideas you might have.
  22. Re: Via Rebooted - 15 Years Later Starting now, I'll post anytime I make a major edit. I did a couple of minor edits just now to give it slightly better flow. *marks the HP down on his character sheet*
  23. Re: Via Rebooted - 15 Years Later I've decided I'm going to do something cool with Gilian. I'm going to recap each week's session by adding to a musical ballad. It is meant to be sung in they way you'd sing a drinking song with people slapping their legs or stomping their drinks. I'm going to start off with a couple of stanza's to start as there is a lot of information to get it established. Each week we run, I'll add one or two stanzas depending on what happens. Sit right back and pour another ale I'm going to tell you a great big tale Its of the Heroes from Shadowdale It starts off with a bard it's true Who wanted to be a hero and do a thing or two But her honesty kept getting in the way Twice she found herself taken away Once by bandits who felt kind of bold Once by a baron that was cruel and old Off Gillian set on a simple errand And there she met a young boy named Aaron He desperately wanted to hear the young bard play So he, to the tavern, went on that day But he did hear some men plot and conspire They called themselves Children of the Vampire Aaron left to warn Gillian of the plot on her But before he could, out stepped Connor He threw up his fists as they drew their swords And to the floor they went like boards But Connor was one and outnumbered 's he Even though a few of 'em had started to flee But along game the third hero of our tale Hope, daughter of Flora, whose skin was rather pale She game to him and fought by his side It wasn't long before they turned around the battle tide Having defeat all of the men they fought off to the bard the heroes went and sought She listened intently to the evil plan And they worked together to defeat the earless man Late at night did the Children strike But never before an ambush had they seen the like Pretty soon they were once again defeated And their evil plot was completely unseated This hardly concluded the end of the tail For these persistent men were made of fail They came back later and abducted the boy, Aaron Why is it all bad guys seem to behave like an evil Baron? / yeah, its crap but who cares.
  24. Re: Via Rebooted - 15 Years Later Subscribed. I'll probably post my Bard's songs from time to time as they come up.
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