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Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 30 '15, 7:27pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,427
Posted By Michael Silverbane
The colored boxes that I am referring to have...

The colored boxes that I am referring to have four distinct versions. The first (White Box) written by Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax. The second (Blue Box) written by John Eric Holmes. The Third...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 30 '15, 5:44pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,427
Posted By Michael Silverbane
Editions of D&D

From the "Need for Speed Players" thread...



By my count, there are 14 editions of D&D

D&D
* White Box (1974)
* Basic, Blue Box
* B/X, Magenta Box and Light Blue Box
Forum: Worldly Talk Nov 20 '15, 7:10pm
Replies: 240
Views: 6,458
Posted By Michael Silverbane
As a nonreligious, I do not recognize the...

As a nonreligious, I do not recognize the authority of those texts.
Forum: Worldly Talk Nov 20 '15, 6:45pm
Replies: 240
Views: 6,458
Posted By Michael Silverbane
NO person has the authority to claim that another...

NO person has the authority to claim that another person is or is not of a particular religion. The leaders of a religious organization have the authority to deny people membership in their religious...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 17 '15, 6:27pm
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I just recently ran a pathfinder banshee vs a...

I just recently ran a pathfinder banshee vs a party of six 7th level D&D characters, including a bard.

Here's what I did

AC - Reduced to 24 (you may want to reduce this further.
HD - reduced...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 10 '15, 7:23pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By Michael Silverbane
This article...

This article (http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/05/hallucinations-isolation-astronauts-mental-health-space-missions) describes some psychological effects seen in real astronauts.

More...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 10 '15, 7:06pm
Replies: 66
Views: 2,265
Posted By Michael Silverbane
For me, 5e has two places where it really shines....

For me, 5e has two places where it really shines. For pick-up games, where you are likely to be playing a particular character for a short time. And for players that are completely new to RPGs. In...
Forum: Justice League: Unlimited Nov 8 '15, 9:55pm
Replies: 16
Views: 148
Posted By Michael Silverbane
Gravity Girl...

Gravity Girl (http://www.myth-weavers.com/showthread.php?t=308111) reporting in.
Forum: Gaming Discussion Nov 3 '15, 9:47pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,006
Posted By Michael Silverbane
It's a bit of semantics, but I typically consider...

It's a bit of semantics, but I typically consider choosing which character options are available or which optional rules to use to be campaign management. House rules, is making a change to the way...
Forum: GM Workshop Oct 20 '15, 4:24am
Replies: 38
Views: 1,564
Posted By Michael Silverbane
In my experience, running an "open world" is not...

In my experience, running an "open world" is not one with no plot hooks. Instead it is a world with hundreds of plot hooks.

Players decide to have their characters hang out at the local tavern?...
Forum: GM Workshop Oct 20 '15, 4:03am
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By Michael Silverbane
You might try some of the creatures in the...

You might try some of the creatures in the Immortals Handbook - Epic Bestiary (http://www.rpgnow.com/product/3481/Immortals-Handbook--EPIC-BESTIARY-Volume-One?it=1) which has creatures up into the...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 20 '15, 12:56am
Replies: 103
Views: 4,138
Posted By Michael Silverbane
To me, it appears as if his obesity is a result...

To me, it appears as if his obesity is a result of his mental illness (which has caused him to be a danger to himself and others). He should be involuntarily remanded to a facility that specializes...
Forum: Justice League: Unlimited Oct 5 '15, 9:56pm
Replies: 17
Views: 162
Posted By Michael Silverbane
Gravity Girl...

Gravity Girl (http://www.myth-weavers.com/showthread.php?t=308111) reporting in.
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 2 '15, 4:55am
Replies: 112
Views: 5,309
Posted By Michael Silverbane
My mistake, what they bought was "exclusive...

My mistake, what they bought was "exclusive marketing rights" which, while not a patent, amounts to nearly the same thing.
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 2 '15, 3:58am
Replies: 112
Views: 5,309
Posted By Michael Silverbane
The problem as I see it, is that this has more to...

The problem as I see it, is that this has more to do with the way that intellectual property works than it does with pharmaceuticals.

Shkreli and his company Turing Pharmaceuticals bought the...
Forum: GM Workshop Oct 1 '15, 4:42am
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I would leave the stats alone unless there are...

I would leave the stats alone unless there are some serious mechanical advantages to being a youth.
Forum: GM Workshop Sep 25 '15, 1:32am
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I have played in/run games where the players did...

I have played in/run games where the players did not have any numerical information about their characters.

The first time was as a player, using the B/X D&D rules. Player made up their characters...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 19 '15, 4:20am
Replies: 9,682
Views: 346,724
Posted By Michael Silverbane
There are situations that call for attack rolls...

There are situations that call for attack rolls even against inanimate objects. Paralyzed targets should be treated the same.[/QUOTE]

A coup de grace (a Full action which provokes attacks of...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 15 '15, 4:55am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,187
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I still play primarily 3.5 with a smattering of...

I still play primarily 3.5 with a smattering of PF in games that I am running.

A few of the games that I am playing in use primarily PF, but with a smattering of 3.5.
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 12 '15, 1:21am
Replies: 139
Views: 5,327
Posted By Michael Silverbane
I believe (though I can't recall for certain)...

I believe (though I can't recall for certain) that there have been some searchable lists posted across the intarwebs.
Forum: Justice League: Unlimited Sep 2 '15, 11:41pm
Replies: 20
Views: 234
Posted By Michael Silverbane
Gravity Girl...

Gravity Girl (http://www.myth-weavers.com/showthread.php?t=308111) still here.
Forum: General Discussion Sep 2 '15, 12:11am
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Michael Silverbane
You don't want to serve Death Sticks at your Star...

You don't want to serve Death Sticks at your Star Wars game.

You want to go home and rethink your life.

Sounds like a good time. Reminds me of a picture that I saw on the reddits of Heath (red)...
Forum: GM Workshop Aug 27 '15, 10:23pm
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Michael Silverbane
You could use actual dwarf fortress (or maybe...

You could use actual dwarf fortress (or maybe minecraft) to generate your terrain, and a visualizer of some sort to view it...?
Forum: Game Planning Aug 22 '15, 1:59am
Replies: 61
Views: 1,665
Posted By Michael Silverbane
You might try an app something like Fitocracy...

You might try an app something like Fitocracy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitocracy). Which uses social media to gamify fitness-related activities.
Forum: Gaming Discussion Aug 18 '15, 10:49pm
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Michael Silverbane
That's excellent timing.

That's excellent timing.
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