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Nick Foster
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Since about… Spring break? this year, I’ve been working on a subsector generator for Classic Traveller. Before, I was content to use the Mongoose Traveller generation tools, but since I got my hands on the CT books, I just can’t abide anything else.…
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Friday was eventful! Let’s see if I can recall everything that happened! Adriel, the elf ranger, and Brother Aniseseed the cleric sent most of the kobold tribe off to Aniseseed’s monastery for rehabilitation, en-culturation, and training in kung-fu…
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It’s been a little over a month and a half, and I’ve missed a lot of sleep since the end of July–so what I describe here is only… part of the story. I missed my chance to record it while it was still fresh, and it was a pretty eventful evening besides.…
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Okay, this conversation started with my previous post… from an hour ago. Now is the thing about character classes. My group started playing 5e about a year after its release. My first outing was with a tiefling necromancer (“Venger”), and I’ve played a…
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Boy, have I got a lot to tell you about. I have a list of 60 skills that I’m building into a Career system to replace 5e skills, proficiency, and backgrounds–the Career system is similar to how careers function in Traveller. I forget if the Social classes…
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Yesterday, I put the finishing touches on a basic “hoard” generator using the 5e treasure tables from the Dungeon Master’s Guide. I modified the algorithm because I feel the DMG tables are unnecessarily complicated when it comes to determining gems,…
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For design purposes, I have a list of attributes I’m culling. I’m nearly to the point where I should be taking pictures with my phone camera, of the notes I’m jotting down by hand. I’m pretty close to writing on walls though, so maybe it’s best you don’t…
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Since I started programming classes this Spring, I’ve been using my combined understanding of spreadsheets and basic programming to organize my thoughts as best I can. If you’ve been following my game design for any length of time, you know I’m working on…
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Finally put together a page for our group’s latest D&D campaign, “Loose Threads.” Naming an adventure or campaign is a big deal for me, because I refer back to it constantly for both plot and character, and it represents a milestone in the group (in my…
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Ugh. 5e bards have access to 9th-level spells. Not that I’m not happy for the bard, after all my very first PC was a half-elf bard — it’s just that bards don’t need (and shouldn’t have) 9th-level spells. Ninth-level spells are for shaping the world, and…
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