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James Pozenel
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Looking for some good stories on Patron Bond rolls. Especially 20+ spellcheck rolls. Anybody got some?
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Another character from this party chose to bond themselves to Bobugbubilz.  He was playing a beast man that they saved in "Sailors on the starless sea" who was a replacement for his character who died in that endgame.  As a result of the bond, I chose to roll three minor corruptions that Bobugbubilz inflicted upon him as a mark of the patronage.  Sadly, that character bought the farm last session.  I am trying to decide if I want Bobugbubilz to bring him back with more corruptions, or just give him a new character.  I will probably give him the option.
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While converting a 1st Edition AD&D adventure to DCC, needed to transform an "arrow of ogre slaying".

Here's what I came up with:

Anra’s Arrows: These magical arrows were created by a famous elven Bow-Mage, Anra. Anra made a number of these arrows and in many cases she crafted unique, magical bane arrows that were effective against a certain types of creatures. When she was slain by a horde of serpent men while attempting to end the threat they posed to Áereth, her arrows were lost and scattered for many generations. A cache of 3 of these arrows were said to make their way into the hands of the warrior Anslem the Archer. Another of her great masterwork arrows that can slay a demon upon contact is purported to be in the possession of Gaedelwyne of Mir.

Under normal circumstances, this arrow functions as a +1 magical weapon. In addition to its magical characteristic, it provides an additional 50% range to the weapon firing it and is unusually strong enough to avoid breakage after use (it will break and forever be useless if the user rolls a natural ‘1’ on attack followed by a ‘4’ on the Fumble Table. No other effect should befall the character if this should transpire). When this particular arrow is used against ogres, the arrow provides the user with an additional +1 attack and +3 damage.

If a sage is found with sufficient knowledge in hero or crafting lore, he or she can confirm that the markings correspond to what is categorized as Anra’s Lesser Arrow Versus Ogres by those that are concerned with the works of Anra or magic items in general. A true master sage would know that Anra called this arrow “Na Hongwir Namárië” or “Poem Against Ogres”.
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Are you suggesting that I add an effect when used against ogres?
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Honestly a link to the Gamma Crawl page would have been nice. https://plus.google.com/communities/102634792421268859110
First off, it's been far too long since I've done a DCC Donnerstag article. Apparently, I let the entire month of January slide without one. Second, I'm getting started on this late, so it'll probably technically be a DCC Fre...
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Thanks for cluing me in on that Jimmy.
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How do you reveal a patron to your player? I've been starting to think about this as my first campaign progresses from peasants to adventurers.

It is easy for a player to pick a patron from the book and know all the things that can happen. That doesn't seem right from a role playing perspective.

So I ask again, Judges: Do you give the player access to the entire patron entry? Do you slow reveal? How mysterious do you make it for your players?
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Is there a d50 table for patron motivations?  If not that would be another cool use for the d50. Hell, I imagine a patron's motivation could change on a dime.
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Anyone ever watch the 2007 film Stardust? It has to be the most perfect wife/DCC film ever made.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn. With Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen. In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his...
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I love the way that magic is portrayed in Stardust, and the idea of unothodox heroes and teams. Witches and curses and lonely roadside inns. Imagination not limited to orcs and elves. I love the way it pushes the boundaries of fantasy, and doesn't try too hard to explain things. She's a star that is walking around? That's all you need to know.
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What I really cannot understand about all the Traveller iterations is the storyline upheavals.  The Virus - no thanks.  Shattering the Empire - if I wanted to do this I'd by a campaign supplement or write it myself.  It was always off-putting that they made it part of each new system
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So sad.  I love Traveller. LBB and MT were the only ones I liked.  Even did GURPS Traveller for a time.
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A slice of urban reality. "You buy; we fry." is a way to say you can get hot food here with food stamps. Buy the fresh fish and for a dollar we'll fry it up for you. Fish was good, breading was tasty. Everything was served in styrofoam.
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A review of Conway's BBQ revealed a local's opinion of good BBQ in the area (OK Pizza & BBQ Cafe). We were not disappointed. Tried a pulled BBQ sandwich platter with 3 different meats and a BBQ Pork Stack sandwich. All real pit smoked BBQ and very tasty. They have 5-7 different sauces and many meat selections. The sweet potato and pecan pie was also excellent. It appears that most everything is made from scratch. Decent on tap beer selection as well.
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Seriously. Square style, very tasty, sauce is a little spicy. A neighborhood standout when not looking for the typical Mexican fare.
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The only taqueria that serves beer. They also have goat and are always grilling chickens during good weather. Not bad food otherwise.
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