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My mons Nimoy-Spock, he don't shiv. He balls nasty. He slicer-dicer.
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Said none of my campaign players ever...

... and neither has @thePrincessWife either...
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Or you set fire to the giant troll BEFORE looting the body....

I did this in a game. The little bits of paper ash started to rise out of the bag he had slung over his shoulder. I put it out in time to save a couple of magic items, but lost any maps or letters it was carrying.....

Last time I make that mistake. lol
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5 Grenadier miniatures, primed, ready for the paint brush. These are duplicates of models I've already painted.

Wizard ,Cleric, Bard w/Harp (Grenadier #2006 Specialists Set)
Magsman w/oil, Filcher w/sack (Grenadier #2008 Thieves Set)

Edited to add a Rust Monster - still needs to be assembled.

All 6: $18.00 + shipping
Individually: $4.00/each + shipping

Shipping will be $5, if I used the prepaid USPS Priority little box.
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Will probably put these on Ebay soon, if no offers here.
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You know you're a geek when your D&D campaign has grown to where you need an Access database to track the NPCs. You know you're a nerd when you're making the database to at least 2nd Normal Form...
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+Paolo Greco If I go to 6NF, I've got too much time on my hands. I think at a certain point, Access would die from all the joins.
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Sometimes we all need to be Gaius Baltar and reach Enlightenment in our humanity.
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I think I just found the inspiration for a new HOTT (Hordes of the Things) army...
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6 old school minis for sale - Grenadier - 5 PCs, 1 monster.
 
5 Grenadier miniatures, primed, ready for the paint brush. These are duplicates of models I've already painted.

Wizard ,Cleric, Bard w/Harp (Grenadier #2006 Specialists Set)
Magsman w/oil, Filcher w/sack (Grenadier #2008 Thieves Set)

Edited to add a Rust Monster - still needs to be assembled.

All 6: $18.00 + shipping
Individually: $4.00/each + shipping

Shipping will be $5, if I used the prepaid USPS Priority little box.
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Will probably put these on Ebay soon, if no offers here.
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Follow-up on Dynamic NPCs - Rate of Survival
A great comment by "Stu Rat" on my previous post led me to take a look at just how deadly Tony Bath's Hyboria was to NPCs! (see his book "Setting Up a Wargames Campaign"). Given Tony's original chart, it seems that you had less than 25% chance of living to ...
A great comment by "Stu Rat" on my previous post led me to take a look at just how deadly Tony Bath's Hyboria was to NPCs! (see his book "Setting Up a Wargames Campaign"). Given Tony's original chart, it seems that you had ...
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Wargames/D&D Campaign - Dynamic life of an NPC
Too often, NPCs have felt as stiff and unchanging as the little metal figures I parade across the table. I've caught hints over the years that this doesn't need to be so. Certainly, as players interact with NPCs, lives will change and things will happen. Th...
Too often, NPCs have felt as stiff and unchanging as the little metal figures I parade across the table. I've caught hints over the years that this doesn't need to be so. Certainly, as players interact with NPCs, lives will c...
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New Act for my online Dark Ages game made public
Fall 21, 56 AD (Anno Doom) It is a quiet and tense ride back to Skalfier, and the horses need to be ridden hard to try to make it there before nightfall. Claudia has remained silent, and TAKASHI hears brief words only whispered, perhaps a prayer. As you get...
Fall 21, 56 AD (Anno Doom) It is a quiet and tense ride back to Skalfier, and the horses need to be ridden hard to try to make it there before nightfall. Claudia has remained silent, and TAKASHI hears brief words only...
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+Michael S​ No worries! You have so many players, I don't see you can keep both games straight sometimes. I've been enjoying GRAIAN's new look, as well. 😎
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Gamer hivemind activate!

Similar to what Bath did in Hyborea, and what Prof Barker did in Tekumel, I'd like to have a chart or process of determining what happened to my important NPCs on a season by season basis. Something almost like Pendragon's "Winter Events" chart, but perhaps a bit more open? I'm crafting one myself... but was curious what you all used and/or places you've seen this used.

I am up to about 100 NPCs and I'm starting a spreadsheet to track them.
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Gamer hivemind activate!

Similar to what Bath did in Hyborea, and what Prof Barker did in Tekumel, I'd like to have a chart or process of determining what happened to my important NPCs on a season by season basis. Something almost like Pendragon's "Winter Events" chart, but perhaps a bit more open? I'm crafting one myself... but was curious what you all used and/or places you've seen this used.

I am up to about 100 NPCs and I'm starting a spreadsheet to track them.
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+Follow Me, And Die! - it's an odd but fun little book - very precise look into how he did things 50 years ago.
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Gaming and Riding in the Windy City. I play mostly D&D (old school style) and Battletech/Mechwarrior, plus as much fantasy wargaming as I can. 15mm, 25mm. My lead/plastic pile of minis to paint is huge. 


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Went on 14 day primitive survival course (BOSS) at age of 42.
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