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Greetings Traveler / Re: Salutations!
« Last post by valadaar on June 15, 2017, 07:57:43 AM »
Greetings! Welcome aboard!
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Greetings Traveler / Salutations!
« Last post by Dumgoldfish124 on June 14, 2017, 11:25:41 AM »
Hello everyone! I'm dumgoldfish124 (Yes the spelling mistake is on purpose).

I got into tabletop RPG's about a year ago when I saw a pack of 7 dice at a Mind Games in Melbourne. I was on a school trip and I DM'd a really crappy game of D&D on the 88th floor of Eureka Tower with a friend of mine. From there I read as many rulebooks as I could and started to enjoy just reading, playing when I can. As said I DM and play games when I can due to most friends of mine hating tabletop games and only wanting to play video games. I don't really have a favourite RP game to play as I don't get to play much other than games my friends homebrew to hell as they have no clue what the actual rules are but my favourite to DM/GM is most likely Call of Cthulhu. I don't even know how I found this place. I think I was just screwing around online, found this place and started looking around.
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Forged in Fire: Knives
« Last post by Strolen on June 11, 2017, 08:47:48 PM »
I love that show! Wrote it quick in one sitting. Had no idea what the hell I was going to do with an orangutan skull!
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Forged in Fire: Knives
« Last post by Scrasamax on June 11, 2017, 08:46:01 PM »
That's epic
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Citadel Tavern / Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on June 11, 2017, 07:50:01 PM »
Splatbook 134 - Fat Tony's Elves

We fulfill another request in this episode! Join DMs Brian, Fulongamer and Glen as they fulfill a listener request and discuss various topics concerning elves. After a round of emails, they take care of buisness. First they discuss the various types of elves and the ways to use them in a campaign, then they move on to discuss two staple D&D magic items, elven cloak and boots. Then they bring things to a close with a look at the elven dog and elven cat.

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 – Typical Elves in your game, different ways of using elves
Magic Fingers – Elven Cloak and Boots
Snipe Hunt – Elven Dog/Elven Cat

Email from Alex B. (1e/2e Strength bonuses)
Email from Steven Fowler (comments recommending Kill The Dead by Tanith Lee, comparison between 2e orcs and goblins with their LotR counterparts, importing systems and rules from other games into 2e)
Voicemail from DM Cojo (importing rules and systems from 2e into other games)
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Fields of Challenge / Re: Forged in Fire: Knives
« Last post by Strolen on June 11, 2017, 09:07:32 AM »
Looking around the shop I spy a cracked spittoon (wonder what beast spit in that hard enough to crack it?!), an iron chain, a child's femur and an orangutan skull.  With a 2 hour deadline, there is not enough time to go hunting for anything better.

Firing up the forge, and whipping the child to get it properly heated, the spittoon and iron chain are settled to heat.

While waiting, the femur is sawed to a sized to allow a portion of it to serve as a hilt. Taking a couple swings, it seems like it has a nice shape and decent hand grip. Not sure at this point if it will be wrapped in ligament or left as is. Might have to get some fresh ligament eyeing the boy stoking the forge fire. We shall see.

Back to the forge, the slow process of combining the spittoon and chain are in progress. While heating, the remaining piece of the femur is ground down and sprinkled over the bonding metals with a small enchantment to bind the dissimilar pieces together. They combine poorly and the femur cantrip doesn't seem to be holding that well. But it is getting to be the 45 minute mark so there is no turning back.

Running out of femur flux I decided to move to a heavier cantrip that balances on the edge of curse. But I have to get these things bonded at this point so let's do it. Debating quickly I take the femur I was going to use as the handle and quickly grind it for more flux and chant/curse.

The metals' ting resonates through the forge and now a slight greenish hue with bits of yellow emanates from the forged blade. Definitely not what I was trying to do...but it is bonding. A couple more folds, some more powdered femur and a few more chants has the blade setup pretty well.

Shaping commences. The blade forms. The rough tang extends. The glow dissipates a little as I use a few other small chants I know. That green glow is fading and the blade looks very solid.

Man, running out time now!  Lots of detail work left, best just to get the blade thinned a bit and put an edge on it. Just enough time after a quick fit for a handle.

With only the skull to use for the handle, things get hectic. Smashing the orangutan skull on the ground with another chant had the jaw bone pop out and flatten. Some more words as the jawbone is shaped and flattened more to provide the two sides of the handle. Teeth have to be ground a bit to not bite into the hand as it grips. No time to drill holes to hold the handle so will use some glue and a couple more chants. Running out of chants and running out of time!

Grip is solid, but still need an edge on the blade. Only a few minutes left. Not enough to do it naturally. The idiot boy is still stoking the fire. Brilliant! Well, we can quench and sharpen in one go, but not sure how that curse is going to work and I have no idea if this is one of the greatest ideas I have ever had but....

Knife heats, glow is strong. Curse is on my lips as I pull it from the fire and plunge it into the child's chest. A sharp hiss and a very distinct *ting.*

d**nit.

I self assure that it was the child's sternum cracking or some other harmless noise. But I know it wasn't. My blade cracked during the quench. No way I will win this round....even if it does survive the sharpness test of chopping through the bamboo or the strength test hacking an ice block.

The green hue coalesces as I pull it from the boy's chest. The blood continues to flow into the knife as if it is hungrily sucking it in. The handle twitches under my fist as I turn to look for the crack I know is somewhere. As I twist it, looking down the back of the knife to see if it is true the handle opens up on me and a ball of green, pungent slime spits from the handle with a distinct *ting* directly into my face with and everything goes black.

***

Well, our panel of judges have reviewed the Spitting Blade and it was a complete success. Sharp, strong and straight. The grip's orangutan teeth give it a solid feel that gives you the confidence that it won't slip. The quenching and sharpening in the blood gives a solid strength to it and it didn't chip at all during the ice block test. Sliced right through the bamboo. The femur flux allowed the odd metal combination to bond in a very successful fashion. Very well balanced and didn't twist. As long as you don't look into the mouth of the orangutan grip where it spits acid at you, it is very safe to use. Simply covering that up will solve that issue and could come in handy in some specific instances.  I would say, this is a very fine blade. It will kill. Hahahah...you are right. It did kill. This blade did kill.

Next up to be reviewed is....
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Fields of Challenge / Forged in Fire: Knives
« Last post by Scrasamax on June 06, 2017, 07:38:46 PM »
I've found myself watching the History Channel program Forged in Fire. It's simple, four smiths are given a random raw material, like a car, wrought iron, etc, and have 3 hours to harvest said metal and make a knife blade from it. From this, I have seen a great deal of creative metal working, and learned that there are a very large number of knives, barongs, bowies, camp knives, recurved knives, and so forth, revealing a great deal of depth from the basic entry Knife - 1d4 dmg - small

So, the challenge is simple.

Make a knife.

A magic knife, an ethnic knife, a blade of the dead, the d**ned, made of an exotic material, etc.

The twist: oekaki. You have to write it in one sitting, and ideally it should be between 300 and 1000 words.

I don't want to see the generic knife or dagger.

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Fields of Challenge / Re: Citadel ePUB
« Last post by axlerowes on June 06, 2017, 09:04:28 AM »
Issue 4 is approaching completion. July 1st is the deadline for final drafts, before we move on to the review and copy editing stage.   There are story drafts written by your fellow citadellians  that could use your feedback and commentary.  Many of you have already been invited to review, and I hope you make some time to review the drafts we have now. But if you haven't been invited (you need a link to the content),  and your are interested in reviewing please PM me.
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Citadel Tavern / MAY 2017 HIGHLIGHTS
« Last post by Kevin Cook on June 02, 2017, 05:05:01 PM »
If you are not interested in new or rare dice that were added to the worlds largest collection of dice this month ... Please ignore this post




To see the highlights of dice added in May 2017 
Click on the photo of the Zucati Cubic Zirconium d6 above



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Citadel Tavern / Re: [THACO's Hammer] Splatbook updates
« Last post by DMRendclaw on June 01, 2017, 11:31:34 PM »
Splatbook 133 - There Is No "I" In Team!

We are making the dream work in this episode! Join DMs Glen, Fulongamer and Brian as they discuss the merits of teamwork in D&D. After taking care of some emails, the fellas move on to the main event. First they discuss the various magical figurines then move on to a Dragon Magazine article pertaining to magically bonded weapons, and then they wrap up with the conclusion of their six-part discussion series for beginning players, lauding the merits of teamwork within the game.

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.

Email from DM Freddy (gnome and halfling clerics using medium sized blunt weapons or size scaling)
Email from DM Magister (Giving players an in-game motivation to play humans in a campaign)
Email from DM Sean (request for a DM Brainstorm spinoff show)

Magic Fingers – Figurines of Wondrous Power
Loaded for Bear – Bonded Magical Weapons (Dragon #194)
99% Perspiration - Tips for Beginning Players, Part Six: Teamwork makes the Dream work
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