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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2014, 01:46:47 PM »
Splatbook 83 - Forgotten Realms #6: Menzoberranzan!

Ramp up your courage and sharpen your blades, because we're going back down into the Underdark! Join DM's Glen, Cory, Brian, and Fulongamer as they uncover the secrets of one of the most widely known drow cities, Menzoberranzan! After answering some emails and taking a deep breath to conquer their fear, they being the long trek. First they discuss the possibility of alternate Underdarks with the help of an article in Dragon Magazine, then they come face to face with the formidable Drider. From there they arrive at their destination and give an overview of the Menzoberranzan boxed set, then wrap things up by Brainstorming an alternate Underdark of their own!

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Email from Jim Cook - Question about character creation; by the book vs. character concept

Email from Tyler - Mirror Image spell vs. a blind character

Email from DM Joe - Favorite house rules

99% Perspiration - Alternate Underdarks (Dragon Magazine #267)
Snipe hunt - Drider
Gettin Out of Dodge - Menzonberranzan Box Set
DM Brainstorm (optional) - Drow city

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2014, 03:01:08 AM »
Splatbook 84 - Defending the Home Hearth (Guest Starring DM Aulddragon)

Sharpen your axe and do not abandon your post in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Fulongamer, Cory and Brian and their guest host,  as they delve into the worlds of the dwarves once again. After a round of emails, they get things in gear and move out. First they start off with a review of the Hearth Guard Kit from the Complete Book of Dwarves, then they discuss the "stereotypical" dwarven personalities and how to move away from them if one wishes to. From there they delve into the Forgotten Realms supplement Dwarves Deep, dissect the classic D&D monster the Gnoll, and wrap things up with a in depth DM Brainstorm, where they come up with a Dwarven Stronghold of their own.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Email from Christopher Spatola (asked for why do you guys like 2e?)
Email from Gerhard Hartel (question about dealing with veteran players)

People Skills - Hearth Guard (Complete Book of Dwarves)
Rule Zero - Dwarven personalities/hatreds
Option Package - Dwarves Deep
Snipe Hunt - Gnolls
DM Brainstorm - Dwarven Stronghold

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2014, 03:03:55 AM »
Hammers of the Duchy AP Podcast, Session 9

Yes, after several attempts to get this podcast edited and posted and real life intervening every single time, its finally done! Join DM Brian and his players, Allie, Cory, Fulongamer and Glen as they slog through one of the hardest low-level modules TSR ever made, B5, Horror on the Hill, adapted to 2nd Edition AD&D rules.
In this session, the players play the game and do battle with technology and somewhere along the line, a pun fight breaks out! Join us!
And yes, that’s the drawing of the actual party by none other than DM Cory!

You can find this podcast on iTunes under WGP’s OSR AP Podcasts, as well as the following links:

http://www.archive.org/download/http://archive.org/details/HammersoftheDuchy

http://feeds.feedburner.com/osractualplaypodcasts

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2014, 04:29:05 AM »
Splatbook 85 - Naughty Tentacles!

Carry sharp weapons and aim for the ankles in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Cory, Fulongamer and Brian as they delve into bad things… with tentacles! After a round of emails, they set forth to get a grip upon the matters at hand. First they discuss using whips in combat, then move to one of DM Cory's favorite spells, Evard's Black Tentacles. From there they come to grips with the Gloves of the Octopus, and wrap things up with a go around with another classic AD&D monster, the Roper.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Email from Angelicdoctor - A little bit of praise for Splatbook 83
Email from Dave The Moderate - A little love for the hosts, ideas about DM Brainstorm in #83
Voicemail from DM Cojo - GaryCon report
Email from DM Gux - Thoughts on dragon magic, story about how a PC wrecked the DM's plans, question on throwing other PCs

Rule Zero - Combat with whips
Magic Fingers - Evard's Black Tentacles
Loaded for Bear - Gloves of the Octopus
Snipe Hunt - Roper

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2014, 11:54:54 PM »
Splatbook 86 - Emptying out the Mailbox! Guest Starring DM Cojo

We're responding to you in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Brian Fulongamer and Cory as they clear out the mailbox, with some unexpected help from the sixth Beatle, DM Cojo!

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Email from Ter Minus (Permanency spell, character alignment)

Email from Bryant Hudson (Forgotten Realms supplements)

Email from John Williams (Ideas for using Dig and Fabricate spells)

Voicemail from DM Cojo (Cojo's Top Ten of why he prefers 2e)

Email from Bryant Hudson (Forgotten Realms novels, request for an Al-Qadim review)

Email from DM Shag (conversion of video game RPG settings to AD&D campaign world)

Email from Chris Wegert (gaming history, campaign description, how much campaign description is too much, question about frequency of getting together for gaming)

Email from Dee Ar Emm (Combat in D&D, ongoing debate with Fulon about combat)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2014, 02:50:28 PM »
Splatbook 87 - Eye of Death, Hand of Doom (Guest Starring Richard Lee Byers)

The dark side beckons in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Brian and Cory along with a returning Richard Lee Byers as they delve into the lore of one of the biggest big bads out there, Vecna! After a round of emails and finding out what Richard is up to, the gang delves into the darkness. First up they cover the Eye and Hand of Vecna, then the gang fulfills a request of one of the listeners by doing a compare and contrast of the Vecna Lives and Die Vecna Die adventures, and then wrap up the show by discussing Vecna's stats as a greater god.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.


Email from Alexander Davis (Henchmen and hirelings, game prep and hosting)

Email from Kris Wegert (opinion about Menzoberranzan, Menzoberranzan campaign memories)

Email from DM Mark (Ravenloft questions)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2014, 06:50:15 AM »
Splatbook 88 - Half Show, Half Trivia!

Ain't no half-steppin in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Brian, Fulongamer and Cory. After a round of emails, they review the Whisper and Venom Campaign Set, and then have a round of AD&D 2e Trivia.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Email from DM Porter (artwork and how to get "known" as a fantasy artist, gaming with a young child and using Dungeon World to start off)

Email from John Williams (new spell, Bernard's Training Dummy)

Gettin Out of Dodge - Whisper and Venom Campaign Set
AD&D Trivia, Episode 3.5

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2014, 01:41:42 PM »
Splatbook 89 - Things Must Go Boom and Splat!

Make sure you pack plenty of glass rods and bat guano for this episode! Join DMs Glen, Cory, Fulongamer and Brian as they unlock the secrets of one of the most beloved schools of magic, Invocation/Evocation! After answering some emails, they get down to business. First they delve into the invocation/evocation school of magic, then from there they discuss gearing up the wizard to help make him more useful to an adventuring party. Then they investigate the world of slimes, then knock off with a DM Brainstorm about a wizard's tower.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Email from DM Doug (unique spell flavor/how to handle highly intelligent characters/DM Cory and Unseen Servant)

Emails from Robin Sneek (campaign idea for using a Helmed Horror/opinion about the deadliest adventure published for 2e)

Magic Fingers - Invocation/Evocation School
Loaded for Bear - Spec Gear: Wizard
Snipe Hunt - Slimes
DM Brainstorm - Wizard's Tower

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #58 on: August 04, 2014, 12:55:34 AM »
Splatbook 90 - Various and Sundry IX

Its yet another mixed bag for this episode! Join DMs Glen, Brian Cory and Fulongamer as they tackle the topics du jour. After emptying out the mailbox, the boys get to work. First they discuss the Beastmaster Kit from the Complete Ranger's Handbook, then move on to a Dragon Magazine article about magical curses. Third, they confront the fearsome red dragon, then wrap up with a review of the Return to the Keep on the Borderlands module.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Email from DM Shade (praise for DM Brainstorm segment, picture he drew while listening to the show… if you wish to view the image, please go to our Facebook page)

Email from DM Gux (using an alternative system for initiative, players changing their actions in combat)

Email from Bryant Hudson (the DC AD&D comic book series)

People Skills - Beastmaster Kit
Magic Fingers - Curses (Dragon #229)
Snipe Hunt - Red Dragon
99% Perspiration - Return to the Keep on the Borderlands

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2014, 12:40:16 PM »
Splatbook 91 - Shields Up!

Keep your guard up for this episode! Join DMs Glen, Brian, Fulongamer and Cory as they get a little defensive in their discussions (see what I did there?). After a short round of emails, the fellas gird up for the topics of the day. First they discuss the shield proficiency, then move onto the more known armoring spells. From there they talk about the shields themselves, then wrap up with another rousing edition of DM Brainstorm.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.


Email from Brad Qualls (Praise for the show)

Email from Doug (questions about Evard's Black Tentacles)


It's in the book - Shield Proficiency

Magic Fingers - Armoring Spells (Armor, Shield, Invisible Mail, Ghost Armor)

Loaded for Bear - Shields (Buckler, Small, Medium, Body)

DM Brainstorm - Forest

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #60 on: August 24, 2014, 01:00:39 AM »
Splatbook 92 - Use Protection!

Join DMs Glen, Brian Cory and Fulongamer as they crank up the defense once more! After lamenting the fact that they have no emails to read, they turn to the matter at hand. First they discuss coming up with concepts for making a dungeon adventure, then they turn to analyzing the Abjuration spell sphere for priests. From there they dissect one of DM Cory's favorite monsters the Githyanki, and bring things to a close with a review of the excellent low-level adventure for Dungeon Magazine #26, The Inheritance.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. 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 - Whole Cloth; Dungeon Design Part I: The concept
Magic Fingers - Abjuration Sphere (Priest)
Snipe Hunt - Githyanki
DM's Rag - The Inheritance (Dungeon #26)

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Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2014, 07:05:02 PM »
Splatbook 93 - Thieves!

Keep your hand on your purse in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Cory, Brian and Fulongamer as they enter the shadowy realm of the thief. After a rather interesting (ahem) email, they get down to business. First they give an overview of the Complete Thieves' Handbook, offer tips on role-playing the thief class, break down the thief abilities, and wrap up the episode with a Brainstorm involving a Thieves' Guild.

You can find us on Osrgaming.org, d20radio.com, 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. You can also email the show at thacoshammer@gmail.com, and you can leave a voicemail for the show at 405-806-0555.

Email from DM Hubris (story about the Eye of Vecna)

Option Package - Complete Thieves' Handbook
People Skills - Role-playing the thief
Rule Zero - Thief Abilities: What they can and can't do
DM Brainstorm - Thieves' Guild