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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #75 on: July 21, 2015, 08:45:37 PM »
Splatbook 108 - If It Bleeds, It Leads!

We're riding the razor's edge in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Fulongamer and Brian as they explore combat in 2nd Edition AD&D. After reading some emails, the guys draw their blades and prepare to defend themselves. First, they continue their multipart series on tips and advice for novice DMs, then they break down the combat round, and then bring the show to a close with exploring combat options in Combat and Tactics.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

99% Perspiration - Tips For Beginning DM's Part Three: The Opposition
It's In The Book - Attack Options: Combat and Tactics (pp 42-47)
Rule Zero: Handling Combat: What To Roll, When to Roll It

Email from DM Tim/TheDungeonDude (gamer history/request for segment on the "classic" 1e modules)
Email from Eamonn MacNamee (AD&D comic book series/request for a "1 page adventure" contest)
Email from Eff Dee (question about magic schools as pertaining to campaign flavor)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #76 on: August 10, 2015, 04:14:38 PM »
Splatbook 109 - Beast Mode!

We are summoning our inner animal for this episode! Join DMs Glen, Fulongamer, Brian and a little bit later DM Cory as they explore the beast within us all. After a round of emails, the fellas get right to work. First they tackle the Beastman as a PC race, then move on to animal companions. From there they move on to the DM handling animal companions in combat, then finish up with an indepth look at the Beast Rider kit.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

People Skills - Beastmen (from the Complete Book of Humanoids)
It's In The Book - Animal Companions/Purchased Animals
Rule Zero - Handling Animal companions in combat/What do you do with Animalistic race in humanoid PCs?
Option Package - Beast Rider Kit (Complete Fighter's Handbook)

Email from DM Gravedancer (request for stories from the hosts about the first time they have killed PCs in the game)
Email from Keith Haddad (alternative rules for spell components)
Email from Eff Dee (request for a review of the Red Steel campaign)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #77 on: September 02, 2015, 12:26:40 AM »
Splatbook 110 - Figuring Out Your PCs

We’re delving deep into the midset for this episode! Join DM’s Glen, Brian, Fulongamer and Cory as they break out the anaylsis couch. After a round of voicemails, they break out the recorder and notepad and get down to business. First the guys discuss treasure distribution, then they move on to an article in Dragon Magazine about PC motivations. Finally, they wrap things up with a breakdown of an oft overlooked spell, Leomund’s Tiny Hut.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

99% Perspiration: Tips for Beginning DMs, Part Four: Treasure Distribution - How much is too much, how much is not enough?
People Skills - Secret Origins and Motivations of Player Characters (Dragon #225)
Magic Fingers - Leomund's Tiny Hut

Voicemail from DM Cojo (Thoughts on Warriors and Priests of the Realms)
Voicemail from DM Cojo (Rebuttal on “D&D Survivor” (starting a game on an island with PCs having nothing)
Voicemail from DM Cal (Racial Class limits)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #78 on: September 27, 2015, 04:01:14 PM »
Splatbook 111 - Finding Our Way!

We figure out just where the hell we are for this episode! Joing DM’s Glen, Cory, Fulongamer and Brian as they discuss mapping in 2nd Edition. After answering some emails, the fellas break out their compasses and start triangulating. They start things off with discussing the Cartographer kit from the Sages and Specialists splatbook, and as a matter of course analyze the Cartography NWP. From there they talk about various player methods of mapping, then break down the tools of the trade for PCs, and bring things home with a review of the Treasure Maps supplement.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

People Skills – Cartographer Kit/Cartography NWP from Sages and Specialists
Rule Zero – Mapping Styles and Methods
Loaded for Bear – Tools of the Trade for Mapping
DM’s Rag – TSR 9377: Treasure Maps

Email from DM Jesse (Started off 5e, went back to 2e, buying stuff on ebay)
Email from Oiselarius (Tanar’ri pronunciations, gaming story about a DM being anti-religious, article about turning undead/outer planar beings in Dragon #140)
Email from DM Freddy (request for a Greyhawk themed show)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2015, 10:47:33 PM »
Splatbook 112 - In The City!

We’re going out beyond the neon lights in this episode! Join DM’s Glen, Cory, Fulongamer and Brian as they open a five-episode arc dealing with city adventuring! After answering a round of emails, the guys go out on the town. First they cover some classes and kits that are best suited for a city campaign, Then they start a five-part segment regarding city building, and wrap things up with a discussion on spells and their effects in cities and towns.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

People Skills: Best city-adventure classes/kits
Rule Zero: City Building I: The beginning
Magic Fingers: Spells and the effects in Towns and Cities

Link to “Skills Challenge”: https://corerulebook.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/skill-challenges-star-wars-style/

Email from DM Gravedancer (Handling hand-to-hand combat; punching, wrestling, martial arts)
Email from Jason (Carnival campaign, how to handle different party actions with a skills challenge)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #80 on: November 15, 2015, 11:17:51 AM »
Splatbook 113 - Back to the City!

We walk through the gates laden with gold! Join DM’s Glen, Fulongamer, Brian and Cory as they host part two of their five part arc deal with city adventuring! After a round of emails, they get right to work. First, they talk about some of the best NWP for a city campaign, then from there they discuss law and order in cities,. Finally they bring things home with another segment on city building, this time focusing upon the people of importance.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

People Skills – Good City-Based Proficiencies
It’s In The Book – Law & Order: Bribery and Justice in your cities
Rule Zero – City Building Part II: The People of Importance

Email from DM Freddy (Alternate initiative system in Combat and Tactics)
Email from DM Gravedancer (Unarmed combat revisited)
Voicemail from DM Cal (Monty Haul campaigns)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #81 on: December 20, 2015, 05:25:20 PM »
Splatbook 114 - Hot in the City!

We’re out for a good time in the episode! Join DM’s Glen, Brian, Cory, and Fulongamer as they continue their series on city building! After answering some emails, the guys dress in their finery and go out on the town. They start things off with the third part of their series on city building, then they review the City Sites supplment, and stagger their way home with a breakdown of a monster perfect for city adventuring, the feyr.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Rule Zero – City Building III: Groups and Entities
Option Package – City Sites (TSR 9464)
Snipe Hunt – Feyr

Email from Zachary (Gaming background, creating a campaign world from scratch)
Email from DM Chantel (A knight breaking his code by attacking a mage)
Email from DM Freddy (Universal school of magic)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #82 on: December 28, 2015, 03:44:08 PM »
Splatbook 115 – Fool for the City! (Guest Starring DM Freddy)

We’re getting off of Main Street and stepping into the crowd in this episode! Join DM’s Glen, Brian, Cory, Fulongamer, and their special guest and constant contributor to the show, DM Freddy as they continue to explore the depths of the city in the fourth part of five dealing with cities. After a bout of emails, the fellas get right to work. First they discuss the possibilities of humanoid-based cities, then move on to spells and magic items that are useful for city building, and then bring things to a close with a discussion concerning city laws regarding weapons.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

People Skills – Humanoid Races and Cities
Magic Fingers – Spells and magic items that help build a city, not tear it down
Loaded for Bear – Weapons and laws in Cities

Email from Hawk (For Gold and Glory)
Email from DM Oiselarius (Psionics, request for Will and the Way errata)
Email from Tom (Tarrasque story)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2016, 05:00:08 PM »
Splatbook 116 - Beyond the City

Broke as a joke, we’re leaving the city behind! Join DM’s Glen, Cory, Fulongamer, and Brian as they conclude their five part episode arc regarding cities! After answering some emails, the guys saddle up and ride out. First the delve into the possible races that surround a city, then expand upon that into a discussion of neighboring life to a city, and bring things home with a review of the Cities of Mystery supplement.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

It’s In The Book – Races surrounding a city – Who is good?
Rule Zero – City Building IV: Life outside the city (Neighboring life)
Option Package – Cities of Mystery (TSR 9262)
Snipe Hunt – Golems

Email from DM Freddy (Reaction rolls)
Email from DM Will (Supplements on world building)
Email from DM Freddy (Handling XP awards in game)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #84 on: January 30, 2016, 11:07:02 PM »
Splatbook 117 – For the Gold, For the Glory!

We seek gold and legendary status in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Brian and Fulongamer as they delve in the recently completed 2nd Edition retroclone, For Gold and Glory! After answering some emails, the fellas get to the task at hand. First, they give an overall review of the book, and then they give their pros and cons they found in the rulebook.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, Tumblr, Facebook, iTunes, Planetadnd.com and Twitter (@thacoshammer), as well as our home page at http://www.thacoshammer.info. If you are looking for an RSS feed or a different way of downloading the show directly, the address is: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/94174. If you are looking for our Actual Play (AP) podcasts, you can find them on iTunes (search for WGP's OSR AP Podcasts), or you can go to http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Link for free download of For Gold and Glory - http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/justen-brown/for-gold-glory/ebook/product-22356395.html

It’s In The Book – FG&G Rulebook, an overall review
Rule Zero – FG&G – The Pros and Cons

Email from DM Freddy (Fudging die rolls)
Email from DM Freddy (Buffing humans in character generation/Humanocentric games)
Email from Chantel Jones (Level draining monsters/Higher level monsters vs. low-level adventurers/Childish behavior in game and new players)