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CloudSpires : Season 2

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:45

There are a number of new WIki entries coming in the next few days to help establish what's been happening over the six months leading up to tomorrows game. I'm fitting this in as best I can between work and such so bear with me folks.

6 months have passed since the saviours of the CloudSpires ventured to the depths of the volcano and quelled the impending eruptions.

The Royals Peak Church of Oghma, with the help of Daed's outreach and the now allied beast races, successfully identified the corruption that had caused the Fire Giants to ignore their duty of protecting the...

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Bones 4 is live

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 12:11

Crazy. I got the email notifying me that it was live and by the time I clicked that link we were into Wave 4, with over 3k backers with $300+ thousand bucks pledged.

I've dutifully pledged as much as we could from the table collection to the kickstarter so we can expect to get boxes of miniatures shipped over in a few months.

It's well on it's way to 400k now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure

Sunday

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:56

I haven't abandoned the idea of operating online games, but my Sundays have been taken up by IRL issues.

Notably, last night we had lost power in my neighborhood.

I spent some time trying to convert the site database so I could accept unicode emojis however I need a bit of help from my service provider so I'm awaiting their adjustment of the drivers I use for the mysql system.

Facebook.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 13:47

Thought I'd just write a quick article about my experience attempting to be a good samaritan DM on the D&D Facebook group.

There's a lot of folks out there who profess to be players in need of a game to attend. A lot. I used to see their posts in the group when I was on Facebook (I've since deactivated my account as I was spending too much time on Facebook).

A month ago, I posted to the Facebook Dungeons & Dragons group and stated that I am a Dungeonmaster who would be willing to DM an online game for anyone who wished it. No commitments, no wierd requirements....

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Plot points, wiki entries and characters can now be designated a campaign

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 15:54

At repeated request, I've implemented a field on the respective content that will allow folks to designate the campaign that the information belongs to.

None of the systems can currently filter by campaign; I'll implement that when I need it.

New player

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 09:59

So we picked up a new player yesterday who's coming into our Wednesday games. Jay/John Tristiano/Christian has joined the ranks of the intrepid who seek riches and adventure across Calimshan.

Expect to see a character sheet and backstory in the coming days.

Welcome aboard, John!

..I feel like I should have a player profiles section that talks about the players involved.

D&D Beyond pricing and the rift in digital vs physical

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:51

It's a neat tool and I'm sure the compendium will come in handy some day, but they're creating a rift between physical users and digital users.

Let's say you play D&D. You bought the digital gear because you play online.

Okay, now you have a friend who wants to play. He has two friends who want to play. They have one other friend. Holy shit, never did you think this would happ--go buy all the books sucker.

Wanna play? Pay again!

The unfortunate thing, that so many are loving to point out because it makes them seem smarter, is that Wizards never planned...

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Playing with a character that has no alignment.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 08:35

In this example, we have a player, who wrote a character, that has no alignment.

"The princess is kidnapped."

I dun care.

"Oh.. alright, the evil wizard is hiring."

I dun care.

"K... uhm, you're playing a bard?"

Ya.

"Alright.. uhm.. k, the town you're in has had a festival going and you've been playing in some bands."

No.

"Wut?"

No. I wouldn't be.

"Why not?"

Cause I dun care.

"Oh. Hrm, okay, you're at a food cart getting some food, how much money do you have?"

Nun.

"Wut?"

I dun...

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The Mearls method of initiative

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 08:01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfSo4wVkwUw

I'm going to adopt and test this new system :D

Roll each round:

d4: Ranged
d8: Melee
d12: Spell
+d8 to swap gear
+d8 for bonus action
+d6 to move or something that's not covered here

Low goes first.

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Player involvement. The great challenge.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 13:38

Recently, my players have been awesome and populated a slew of material on the site.

I also added a few articles.

This weekend I'll try to remember to include a recently updated listing so folks can see at a glance, which sections of the site have received recent TLC.

Joe has sent in the doings of Ivor Keterog prior to leaving the city. This will save a lot of time and allows me to gloss the gameplay with the ten...

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