D&D Next

Wrapping up Scott's campaign, take 3.

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  • M Scott S.

    Would you consider moving forward in the timeline to Traveller 1248. not the darkness?

    October 2, 2013

  • Tom C

    We can discuss this on Wednesday 10-9-13. I at least want to finish out Your game Scott. As to traveler? Depends on who, what, where & if....but I might be willing to GM. BTW Drive thru RPG has a short 3 book version of the original game for a FREE download. I will bring my books to show the difference.

    October 2, 2013

  • M Scott S.

    Tom, would you want to GM Traveller if Mark does not want to....I'd be willing to take up the helm if no one else wants it...or i would be wiling to cowrite with anyone...of course, we're back to which rules are cannon. Again I don't care. I personally am more concerned with backgrounds...I'd like to contemporize some of the existing background...grit it up a bit....this means that I would take some justice with the existing background...what do y'all think?

    October 1, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Given that all I have on hand is the Mongoose core rulebook, and I have no time to read anything else, that is what we will be running with. Unless someone else wants to step up and GM? Actually, given how bad my work has been lately that might not be a bad idea...

    :-(

    September 30, 2013

  • Jean-Philippe S.

    I wish I could join in, but I have a scheduling conflict. I regret missing an evening in Scott's great campaign. I'll make the suggestion here that I had been planning to make at the start of the next session: How about we find a way to take the demons' visual charm out of the equation? The elves are already immune. The remainder of the group could be blindfolded before we release the next one from the ice. The blinded PCs would be likely to miss, but at least they wouldn't attack their comrades, and in the meantime would absorb some of the attacks from the demons, keeping the sighted PCs in the fight longer. Another strategy would be to cast *darkness*, depriving the elves of sight as well on the downside, but imposing the same penalty on the demon on the upside (that is, unless these demons fight just as well in magical darkness). Just a suggestioni. Have a great evening, and I hope to rejoin the adventure 2 weeks hence.

    September 21, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Good ideas! Since no progress was made in the last session we might still be able to use them...

      September 27, 2013

  • M Scott S.

    I'm definitely not endorsing D&D Next. However, I still feel like we had fun. My only disappointment is that the rules are inconsistent. I would feel sad if you didn't play to the end of the d&d game. I do think Tom your emotions are dictating everything, since if we ended yesterday, and did not role up characters for Traveller, you'd be in for October 9th. Of course it is your decision. I still believe this is bigger then anything real. I personally care not what we play: 1st edition, 2nd, 3.5, pathfinder, 4e, next. Say and I will run it. I just like to play and have enjoyed this group.

    September 27, 2013

  • Tom C

    Not sure if I want to spend the time learning another game system after the fiasco of D&D next.
    If I came across as rude...sorry... I was more confused as to what I remember the rules were. We always played by the more distinct rules Books 4 Merc ,5 High Guard & 6 Scouts.
    When I started with D&D next...I was hopeful it would be at least decent & fun .....Now not so much. Really lost faith in playing it. I do not play 5 million games or different systems. I'll think about Wednesday Oct 9th weather I will continue.

    September 27, 2013

  • Tom C

    NOT.....I am looking at book 5 High Guard right now.
    Unless you have College w/ ROTC or NROTC you enlist as E1. To get commission you need to roll special duty (11 or 12 on 2 die) then roll OCS Offices Cadet School(6 or7 on 1 die) you get a +1 if you took collage or have a social 11+. You don't just roll for commission .ONLY then he is commissioned as O1 Ensign in his branch unless his Social is 9+ then he gets to choose his branch. He gets to a skill roll on each of the following. Once on officer command skill, once on officer staff skill & once on appropriate branch skill
    Greg I may be a little rusty but I remember most of the rules. I use to play Traveller allot ...I use to GM Traveller ALLOT. I have not the time or energy to learn another game system after the fiasco that D&D Next became. That is why there were allot of books for classic traveller. There were rules to govern most situations.....Like D&D 1st edition.

    September 27, 2013

    • Greg M.

      That is word for word from character creation in GDW Classic Traveller, not a specialized book, Character creation.

      Now normally i really wouldn't give two shit one way or another, i just didn't like how i was being spoken to over this whole thing. You wanted to quote things out so i did as well, character creation to character creation. I did not make the mongoose version, all i do is like it. If you do not i'm sorry to hear that but do not take it out on me.

      September 27, 2013

    • M Scott S.

      Hey guys I think we're loosing focus. First its Mark's call right. Second, Greg was just describing the rules. Lastly, what exactly are you looking for Tom. That is what rule(s) do you want mandated. Be as specific as possible. Then it should be a rule by rule decision. I think too much is being made out of this. Honestly I ambivalent about what rules I use. It would be a shame this small litigious controversy to loose focus of the big picture, that is playing some cool games.

      September 27, 2013

  • Tom C

    Never liked the subsequent versions of D&D & only Mega Traveller was close enough to Traveller to make it livable. I would even be willing to GM classic Traveler

    September 27, 2013

  • Greg M.

    Hehe just for the record, commission rules are the same in classic and mongoose. :)

    September 25, 2013

  • M Scott S.

    I think we'll be two more sessions. Also, I believe I can get there at 6pm. No change moving to another place?

    September 22, 2013

    • Mark S.

      No, no change. We haven't been able to figure out a good alternative.

      September 22, 2013

    • Greg M.

      I would suggest emailing to me but I havent had ink for my printer in a few weeks now. The woman is scared ti buy it cause I print out so much gaming stuff. :)

      1 · September 23, 2013

  • Greg M.

    New playtest packet out, bunch of new stuff on top of the load of crap from the last playtest packet. In my personal opinion, best way to describe this is. They have now applied the 4e update to Next. Don't ask me why, it just has that 4e feel.

    September 21, 2013

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