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Derwyn


Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico

Total posts: 88
Posted:Any of you out there play it?

I have four campaigns running right now. Three characters and one I'm DMing. Are there any other nerds about HOP?


"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Play every now and again.

I suspect I will be roped into at least one campaign soonish.

Something about stone-age tech with magic. Could be fun. wink


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Derwyn


Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico

Total posts: 88
Posted:Ah! I was beginning to think I was the only one. "sigh"

I'm a big video game, D&D nerd. I was raised on the stuff. Same with fantasy books. I'm sure that's why I live in a fantasy myself.

I'd come to South Africa and play with you but it's so far... frown
I'll be around in a few years.


"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."

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shpongled
SILVER Member since Jan 2009

Mr. IWantYouToGetDown
Location: Ohio

Total posts: 86
Posted:I personally don't play however I have friends that do and they absolutely swear by it.

By the way Derwyn...good for you@ Nothing is better than living your fantasy.


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:You would be welcome. Just give me some notice. wink

If you really need a fix, try the Giant in the Playground forums....


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Derwyn


Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico

Total posts: 88
Posted:Ok! I plan to come to Africa but not for a few years. frown

"sigh" I wish I made good money. I would travel the world.


"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."

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Lev


Firedance Philosopher
Location: Vancouver BC Canada

Total posts: 79
Posted:It's the best game I've found, I've wanted to run a campaign for years but I find I spread the time dedicated to creating a world too thin and the scope too broad, if I had help pinning it down it would get finished though.

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Well, you could start off only creating a town and surrounds and make the world bigger as your party starts spreading their wings....

That way you only need to worry about a new area when approaching it.


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Derwyn


Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico

Total posts: 88
Posted:Oh for sure, it's challenging that way too. So if your party goes somewhere you didn't expect then you have to make it up as you go. I usually just draw a basic map of the area, with cities and rivers and such, and think of the peoples and royalty when I get there. Makes things interesting for the DM. I've thought of some really awesome NPC's on the spot that have changed the course of the whole game.
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"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Also true. It depends how subtly you can steer your players where you want them to go. Also, if they *really* pull something odd out of the bag, if you tell them that and ask for five minutes or so to make something up because you expected them to get washed away in the flood that would take them to your newly prepared area, but they found a good way to save themselves and have gone upstream or whatever, they will in all likelyhood be ok with it if you tell them...

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Derwyn


Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico

Total posts: 88
Posted:Or you could just bring in a whale that comes in, swallow the and beaches itself on the land you want them. hehe, J/K

"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Or what a friend of mine does: this random wizard appears and teleports you.

Although since that session also involved a steam-punk mecha, a goblin with rocket boots that exploded when hit with a fireball, a staff with a 100ft grappling cord that killed a horse on its first use, and one of our players running around naked chasing a minotaur with a dai-katana, this may may not be the best idea ever....


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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V_Regal
GOLD Member since Feb 2009

Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada

Total posts: 101
Posted:Random wizards and whatnot, pfft.
I have a homebrew world that I've spent years fleshing out before I played my 3.5E. :] So by now, I have everything out for them, but sometimes i still make random villages and such, but most are really nomadic tribes. Or getting decimated by the civil war that's lasted for centuries.


Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:The campaign is basically an excuse to do grievous amounts of damage to anything that happens to cross your path....

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Lev


Firedance Philosopher
Location: Vancouver BC Canada

Total posts: 79
Posted:Depends how much your players care about the world, you don't have to flesh anything out if your characters don't mind the world having a basis of flawed logic.

In my experience though that kind of detracts from the ability to play the game, if your world makes sense your players can develop characters based on a working world model instead of "roll 4d6-1d".
=]


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Derwyn


Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico

Total posts: 88
Posted:I agree Lev. Usually I have a basic world drawn out and build it around my characters. Make it interesting for them.

I personally like the 4d6 for stats and then I look over them of course. The game is no fun if your PC's are OP, then it's gets harder to try and kill them and easy for them to survive. I'm a player in a lvl 14 game and a lvl 4 and honestly I think the 4 is more fun for our DM because he's not bent on throwing gods at us just to kill us, we're so fragile we have to run a lot of the time. Then again I love having a 14th lvl rogue/assasin. She's so freakin cool!

This past Sunday I played my 4th lvl fighter and I did spirited charge and got a crit at the same time and hit an orc with 40 damage! I was pretty pumped.


"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."

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V_Regal
GOLD Member since Feb 2009

Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada

Total posts: 101
Posted:Throwing a Grick at a bunch of level 1s wasn't fun for them.

Then the half-mino half-orc came in. =\


Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:0.o

I can hear the screams from over here....


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Lev


Firedance Philosopher
Location: Vancouver BC Canada

Total posts: 79
Posted:A good DM is both at least as clever as any of their players and knows what the characters can handle, so just manipulate what will be scarier for your minmaxers and less scary for your RPers and there you go, balance.
Or yaknow, just make the game revolve less around the numbers.


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V_Regal
GOLD Member since Feb 2009

Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada

Total posts: 101
Posted:We have lots of fun times with Tharr the Castrator, Goblin, and Rawg the halfmino halforc barbarian. =P
Homebrew Soulthief, and a Druid. Dx
Ethereal things are fun.


Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.

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davidravensdad


stranger
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 10
Posted:yes at least one nerd here, I would love to play, but I guessing the drive from dallas texas would be a little much.

David Demonja

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V_Regal
GOLD Member since Feb 2009

Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada

Total posts: 101
Posted:It's online. =P

Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.

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Xinixie
SILVER Member since Feb 2009

Xinixie

Serial Experiments...
Location: London UK

Total posts: 22
Posted:I'm a bit of an RPG nerd. DnD, WoD and recently I got into a Call of Cuthulhu game.

What if everything around you isn't quite as it seems?
What if everything you think you know is an elabourate dream?
..and if you look at your reflection, is that all you want it to be? - Right Where It Belongs: NIN

-->Marmite Lover <3

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:*raises hand*

I haven't played in awhile since the group kinda grew apart.

I started playing the original when I was 11. I'm not 35 and hate any version past 2.

I've also played several other table top RPG's. Marvel is the prevailing one in our household currently, though I am too busy to play that as well. lol

But yeah, pass the doritos, coke and oreos, pass the 10 sider and let's roll wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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V_Regal
GOLD Member since Feb 2009

Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada

Total posts: 101
Posted:I hear 4.0 gives the players more dice to roll, and the DM less. :]

Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.

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davidravensdad


stranger
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 10
Posted:on line ????
Tell me more. I haven't had a chance to play in years. I am always the GM.
I am still not sure about 4th ed. Yet. I am not sure it is trying to back to 1st ed. or just dumbing the game down.


David Demonja

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V_Regal
GOLD Member since Feb 2009

Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada

Total posts: 101
Posted:It's supposed to give the players more options.

But I play 3.5e anyways.


Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.

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davidravensdad


stranger
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 10
Posted:3 and 3.5 rule
I have been gaming sense the chainmail booklet days.
I would love to get into a campaign.
Never really done any online gaming, tell me a little how that works.


David Demonja

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Lev


Firedance Philosopher
Location: Vancouver BC Canada

Total posts: 79
Posted:I'm back on scribbling my campaign into reality slowly, I put in a few hours a week.
I'm drawing out a macro continent in terrain first, I've got 1/12 of it done so far and I'll post it in my album when I'm done for everyone to use.


Using graph paper the continent is separated into 6 sections on a silhouette map.

Those sections I've taken one at a time and drawn up in double the original height and width this time including terrain (1 per square) and on the back has the plot triggers, history, terrain and wildlife of the area.

Then, taking that I split the section into 4 pieces and blew it up so those 1square terrain blocks are now 2x2 blocks.

Following this process I should get a map of the continent in a month or two casually, on graph and detailed.

I mean I could just buy a module but I like to create my own world, it's fun you know?


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V_Regal
GOLD Member since Feb 2009

Lost in the Lights
Location: BC, Canada

Total posts: 101
Posted:Just get a chatroom. Chatroom that can show/hide dice rolls work very well, aka Gametable, although to do private rolls in the case of a DM, you'll have to roll soemwhere other thant eh chat client itself.

It's also good for private messages, so players won't see each other handing notes or whispering to the DM.


Risen from the Ashes
The Phoenix shall rise in his royal flaire.
FIND YOUR DESTINY.

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Derwyn


Derwyn

Lightworker
Location: New Mexico

Total posts: 88
Posted:I've played something like that before, it was pretty fun.

I play 3.5, so far I'm not wanting to get into 4.0 aside from the added races and classes. Maybe I'm old fashion.


"When we dance with the faeries, we dance with the reflections of our true selves and the true inner self of the world."

"If you keep thinking like that, you'll never get to meet a Unicorn."

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