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If anyone is looking for a RuneQuest game in the northern Rhode Island area (or knows someone who is), I have an opening or two in my current campaign, The Cave of Worlds. It's a multi-genre game based on classic RQIII, with modifications as necessary. The campaign features worlds based on numerous sources, including original settings as well as those inspired by literature and media. Emphasis is on roleplaying, exploration, and fun rather than combat.

We normally play on Saturday afternoons from noon to 5pm in Woonsocket, RI, although we're probably going to be playing on Sundays instead during the summer. Current players cover a thirty-year age spread, and range from highly experienced to relative newcomers to RPGs. A good sense of humor and imagination are all that's needed, along with a reasonable amount of emotional maturity. Experience is NOT required.

Some session writeups can be found at http://runequest.org/caveof.htm

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D&D 3.5

Jan. 24th, 2011 10:30 pm
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Can anyone recommend a good D&D 3.5 character sheet that can be filled out electronically?

D&D 3.5

Jan. 24th, 2011 10:30 pm
bobquasit: (Default)
Can anyone recommend a good D&D 3.5 character sheet that can be filled out electronically?
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I may have posted this before, but here's a list of almost all of my characters. There are a few others that Sebastian had me create; they're all fighters, and they're low-level and boring. If I start getting serious with any of them, I'll list them.

I'm always on Maelstrom unless it's down, by the way.

Maelstrom server

Alliance:
Omacmage - level 25 human mage/herbalist/alchemist
Lukemac - level 19 human fighter/miner/blacksmith
Domac - level 9 dwarf paladin/tailor/enchanter
Omacblade - level 6 human fighter/skinner/leatherworker
Linkomac - level 5 draenai hunter (no skills yet - he'll probably be jewel/inscription)

Horde:
Omacsham - level 15 Tauren shaman/skinner/leatherworker
Holylink - level 3 blood elf paladin (no skills yet)

Farstriders server

Alliance:
Nomac - level 4 night elf rogue

Horde:
Deadmac - level 2 undead priest
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I may have posted this before, but here's a list of almost all of my characters. There are a few others that Sebastian had me create; they're all fighters, and they're low-level and boring. If I start getting serious with any of them, I'll list them.

I'm always on Maelstrom unless it's down, by the way.

Maelstrom server

Alliance:
Omacmage - level 25 human mage/herbalist/alchemist
Lukemac - level 19 human fighter/miner/blacksmith
Domac - level 9 dwarf paladin/tailor/enchanter
Omacblade - level 6 human fighter/skinner/leatherworker
Linkomac - level 5 draenai hunter (no skills yet - he'll probably be jewel/inscription)

Horde:
Omacsham - level 15 Tauren shaman/skinner/leatherworker
Holylink - level 3 blood elf paladin (no skills yet)

Farstriders server

Alliance:
Nomac - level 4 night elf rogue

Horde:
Deadmac - level 2 undead priest
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Once again no one I knew was on last night. *sigh*

I ran my fighter, Lukemac, and got him up to 19th level. I think I'll take him into a battleground soon. I wish I'd known earlier that battlegrounds were a good way to get experience, as long as you're between a "6" and "9" level (that is, in the last digit of your level).

One odd thing: lately I've been suddenly losing my weapon, and find myself fighting unarmed. I don't know if I'm starting to encounter enemies with some sort of disarm ability, or if something is screwed up. I have my weapon on an icon, so I can re-arm after a hit or two, but it's annoying. Particularly since my unarmed skill is virtually nil! I think I'll go into a low-level area and spend some time punching level-1 wolves to death, just to get the skill up. :D
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I don't want to get involved in something that has huge responsibilities, but if I could find a good group for my fighter to quest with, that would be cool. Does anyone have any advice?
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Once again no one I knew was on last night. *sigh*

I ran my fighter, Lukemac, and got him up to 19th level. I think I'll take him into a battleground soon. I wish I'd known earlier that battlegrounds were a good way to get experience, as long as you're between a "6" and "9" level (that is, in the last digit of your level).

One odd thing: lately I've been suddenly losing my weapon, and find myself fighting unarmed. I don't know if I'm starting to encounter enemies with some sort of disarm ability, or if something is screwed up. I have my weapon on an icon, so I can re-arm after a hit or two, but it's annoying. Particularly since my unarmed skill is virtually nil! I think I'll go into a low-level area and spend some time punching level-1 wolves to death, just to get the skill up. :D
Read more... )
I don't want to get involved in something that has huge responsibilities, but if I could find a good group for my fighter to quest with, that would be cool. Does anyone have any advice?
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I was bored with WoW for the first time last night. Nobody I knew was on (except for a moment or two), and there wasn't a lot I could do. The Horde was rampaging everywhere my characters were, so after I took my fighter on a long run through the Wetlands to get another flight path, I packed it in.

I was hoping to get him to Darnassus to learn how to use a bow, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Oh, and I tried a battleground with my mage; unfortunately everyone else was four levels higher, so I just got killed over and over and over...
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I was bored with WoW for the first time last night. Nobody I knew was on (except for a moment or two), and there wasn't a lot I could do. The Horde was rampaging everywhere my characters were, so after I took my fighter on a long run through the Wetlands to get another flight path, I packed it in.

I was hoping to get him to Darnassus to learn how to use a bow, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Oh, and I tried a battleground with my mage; unfortunately everyone else was four levels higher, so I just got killed over and over and over...
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The servers went down last night, and then Teri called me, so I didn't get to do any party questing. But I badly wanted some stranglekelp herb for my mage - many of his potions use it, and I've never seen it before - so I spent the late evening swimming the coast of Westfall.

It was kind of interesting. I gathered about 40 stanglekelps, perhaps a few more. They were virtually all out at sea, some in deep water. But it wasn't hard to reach them. Most were unguarded, and for those that were, it was only a murloc or two; nothing I couldn't handle.

My herbalism and alchemy skills went up a lot. Didn't get much experience, though.
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The servers went down last night, and then Teri called me, so I didn't get to do any party questing. But I badly wanted some stranglekelp herb for my mage - many of his potions use it, and I've never seen it before - so I spent the late evening swimming the coast of Westfall.

It was kind of interesting. I gathered about 40 stanglekelps, perhaps a few more. They were virtually all out at sea, some in deep water. But it wasn't hard to reach them. Most were unguarded, and for those that were, it was only a murloc or two; nothing I couldn't handle.

My herbalism and alchemy skills went up a lot. Didn't get much experience, though.
Read more... )
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I got another late start last night, and when I got on, nobody I knew was online. So I played my Tauren shaman, and did quite well. Didn't die once, and completed a lot of quests; I got up to level 13. I was particularly proud that I was able to sneak into a mine, kill a supervisor, and grab his clipboard; that required some careful movement!

I got a new weapon as a quest reward, a Goblin-smasher. I didn't realize that it was a two-handed mace, though, and that my skill in staves didn't translate. A little time spent killing 5th-9th level monsters soon brought both my Defense and two-handed weapons skill to the current maximum, 65. I'm not sure if I can train that.

I've shifted my home base to the main Tauren city. Quests are starting to point me to the Barrens. I went there once, prematurely, and it seemed very dangerous.

I'm still wondering how (or if) the quests will segue into "darker" quests. So far the worst I've done is kill some humans and dwarves who were desecrating our land with mines and stealing our water. I wonder if Tauren get "evil" quests?

I suppose the undead do. I'll try an undead character eventually. I imagine that will be too scary and evil for Sebastian to see, though!

P.S. - My mage has been taking the Deeprun Tram to the Ironforge area; that's where the quests seem to be more appropriate for him right now. Unfortunately I've died a few times. I'm also going to be bringing my main fighter over there, too.

I'd like to give Teri a short tour of WoW, starting at Goldshire, and then heading into Stormwind, the Deeprun Tram, and take a griffin back to Stormwind from Ironforge. I suppose it would just bore her, though.

Or there's a small chance that she might decide to try the game...nah.
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I got another late start last night, and when I got on, nobody I knew was online. So I played my Tauren shaman, and did quite well. Didn't die once, and completed a lot of quests; I got up to level 13. I was particularly proud that I was able to sneak into a mine, kill a supervisor, and grab his clipboard; that required some careful movement!

I got a new weapon as a quest reward, a Goblin-smasher. I didn't realize that it was a two-handed mace, though, and that my skill in staves didn't translate. A little time spent killing 5th-9th level monsters soon brought both my Defense and two-handed weapons skill to the current maximum, 65. I'm not sure if I can train that.

I've shifted my home base to the main Tauren city. Quests are starting to point me to the Barrens. I went there once, prematurely, and it seemed very dangerous.

I'm still wondering how (or if) the quests will segue into "darker" quests. So far the worst I've done is kill some humans and dwarves who were desecrating our land with mines and stealing our water. I wonder if Tauren get "evil" quests?

I suppose the undead do. I'll try an undead character eventually. I imagine that will be too scary and evil for Sebastian to see, though!

P.S. - My mage has been taking the Deeprun Tram to the Ironforge area; that's where the quests seem to be more appropriate for him right now. Unfortunately I've died a few times. I'm also going to be bringing my main fighter over there, too.

I'd like to give Teri a short tour of WoW, starting at Goldshire, and then heading into Stormwind, the Deeprun Tram, and take a griffin back to Stormwind from Ironforge. I suppose it would just bore her, though.

Or there's a small chance that she might decide to try the game...nah.

Amusement

Aug. 26th, 2009 10:58 am
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Sebastian just called me. He wants to buy a Fossil Fighter game for the DS. It costs $35. I asked: "How can we pay for that?"

"I was thinking we could all chip in."

"Oh? How much can you chip in?"

"...two dollars."

"We'll see."

I'll check the price at Best Buy in a little while.

Amusement

Aug. 26th, 2009 10:58 am
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Sebastian just called me. He wants to buy a Fossil Fighter game for the DS. It costs $35. I asked: "How can we pay for that?"

"I was thinking we could all chip in."

"Oh? How much can you chip in?"

"...two dollars."

"We'll see."

I'll check the price at Best Buy in a little while.
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I'm having fun with WoW. Staying up too late is definitely a problem, so I took a watch which was sitting on my desk and set the daily alarm to go off at 10:45pm. That should help me to get enough sleep, I hope!

My mage got up to level 14 last night, and got some great new spells. Arcane Explosion is particularly neat, since it's an area-effect spell and recharges quicker than Frost Nova. I'm specializing in Frost talents, but I'm going to start throwing some points into Arcane as well, I think.

When I get the chance I should list my PCs by class and level here.

As I've learned, the game has become more fun and easier. My first character was a fighter; he progressed slowly. Sebastian asked me to create a character for him (he doesn't play it, I do), another fighter. I was able to advance him much more quickly.

It would be nice to have a group to play with, both in the Alliance and the Horde. But I'll work on that eventually, I suppose.

I've played with the video settings a bit. So far none of the adjustments has caused a problem; my system was designed to play Oblivion, after all. I must say that the visuals are spectacular. When my Tauren was walking up a path in moonlight, the way that the moonlight reflected off the stones was simply amazing. It looked so real!
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I'm having fun with WoW. Staying up too late is definitely a problem, so I took a watch which was sitting on my desk and set the daily alarm to go off at 10:45pm. That should help me to get enough sleep, I hope!

My mage got up to level 14 last night, and got some great new spells. Arcane Explosion is particularly neat, since it's an area-effect spell and recharges quicker than Frost Nova. I'm specializing in Frost talents, but I'm going to start throwing some points into Arcane as well, I think.

When I get the chance I should list my PCs by class and level here.

As I've learned, the game has become more fun and easier. My first character was a fighter; he progressed slowly. Sebastian asked me to create a character for him (he doesn't play it, I do), another fighter. I was able to advance him much more quickly.

It would be nice to have a group to play with, both in the Alliance and the Horde. But I'll work on that eventually, I suppose.

I've played with the video settings a bit. So far none of the adjustments has caused a problem; my system was designed to play Oblivion, after all. I must say that the visuals are spectacular. When my Tauren was walking up a path in moonlight, the way that the moonlight reflected off the stones was simply amazing. It looked so real!
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Stayed up almost until midnight again, which was Not Good. But it was fun.

I was working on a quest with another player, an investigation into the death and/or disappearance of two guards near a Murloc village (if you don't know Murlocs, think of a half-sized Creature From the Black Lagoon).

The problem is that A) the little bastards are fairly powerful, B) they tend to attack in groups, and C) there are a lot of dangerous animals in the area who tend to be drawn in when combat starts.

We got killed several times, and had to run away a lot. I used my new Polymorph spell to turn enemies into sheep when necessary, but it didn't last long. So basically we're at a stalemate. I suspect that we'll want to level up elsewhere, perhaps with easier quests, and then come back to this one.

But I did start getting some insight into strategy in WoW. It's possible to "draw" an enemy from one member of the party to another. That gets them running an extra lap, so to speak, during which they can be hit by ranged weapons or spells. I imagine that this could be a very effective technique, particularly if a group set things up so as to draw enemies from one member to another in a planned sequence.

I'm thinking I might buy one of those 60-day cards, rather than give them my debit card number. It would be a better way to test things out without committing to too much.

Does anyone else play a Tauren, by the way?
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Stayed up almost until midnight again, which was Not Good. But it was fun.

I was working on a quest with another player, an investigation into the death and/or disappearance of two guards near a Murloc village (if you don't know Murlocs, think of a half-sized Creature From the Black Lagoon).

The problem is that A) the little bastards are fairly powerful, B) they tend to attack in groups, and C) there are a lot of dangerous animals in the area who tend to be drawn in when combat starts.

We got killed several times, and had to run away a lot. I used my new Polymorph spell to turn enemies into sheep when necessary, but it didn't last long. So basically we're at a stalemate. I suspect that we'll want to level up elsewhere, perhaps with easier quests, and then come back to this one.

But I did start getting some insight into strategy in WoW. It's possible to "draw" an enemy from one member of the party to another. That gets them running an extra lap, so to speak, during which they can be hit by ranged weapons or spells. I imagine that this could be a very effective technique, particularly if a group set things up so as to draw enemies from one member to another in a planned sequence.

I'm thinking I might buy one of those 60-day cards, rather than give them my debit card number. It would be a better way to test things out without committing to too much.

Does anyone else play a Tauren, by the way?
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Time is running short. Soon I'll have to decide whether or not to subscribe.

I made a new human mage (Omacmage) on the Maelstrom server, and got him up to level 8 fairly quickly. I've stalled out a bit at that point, though; the quests I have are too deadly. Of course, part of the problem is that I've been doing them solo.

Teri and Sebastian call for me about every five to ten minutes when I'm on the computer, you see. If I'm in a dangerous area, I quit the game; otherwise I just go AFK. So I can't do much real playing until after they're both asleep. That's sometime between 8:30 - 9:15 or so.

But I've been staying up WAY too late, past midnight several nights in a row. This was killing me. I damn near collapsed on Sunday, and passed out on the couch several times. I can't live like that. So if I do subscribe, I need to work out some way to not stay up late. I honestly don't know if I have the willpower for that, though.

Another issue: will this eat up all my spare time? I'd like to get some writing done, as well as some work on my RQ website. WoW might make that more difficult.

- I got lost in Stormwind (?), the first major human city. It took me quite a while to find my way out. When I did, some annoying little level-71 PC followed me and challenged me to a duel five or six times. Annoying. I declined, of course. Why did he do that?

- So as to see both sides of the game, I created a Horde character on the Maelstrom server as well. He's a Tauren shaman called Omacsham. I regretted that name soon after; B'Dank (a bull-man from a Cordwiner Smith story) or Beef (from "The Story of Beef!") would have been better.

He was an interesting character to play. Not evil, though I'd thought that the Horde was evil. Instead, the Tauren culture was clearly based on native American culture, very nature-oriented. I've played him up to 8th level, and he seems fairly effective and fun to play. I have to wonder how on earth the game gets the Tauren to work together with some of the obviously evil races of the Horde, though!

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