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Timothy Brannan

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The Beast Within - Basic Werewolves - “The Enemy Within” The Werewolf Class for Basic Era Games Werewolves…The fear to loose control and
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Denis McCarthy

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Yesterday I got a bundle of booklets I had privately printed from Lulu.com. All of these, as with all of my print projects there, are PDF’s I have rightfully purchased, and have kept private…
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Steven M

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Some simple radiation damage rules for OSR D&D. 
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Venger Satanis

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Old school mega-map!  Glynn of +MonkeyBlood Design is doing some awesome stuff for The S'rulyan Vault.  Check out this latest update:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1575519826/the-srulyan-vault/posts/1549673
Hey guys,How's it going? Today I came up with a d20 table for what a group of humanoids might be doing when encountered. Personally, I think it gives humanoid encounters an extra dimension. Because room after room of dudes just waiting for the party to barge in and start brawling seems less than believable. Additionally, Glynn has the map sans doodads finished. Below is the blue and white map - all he needs to do is add in all the extra cool...
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As you should be.  This project will satisfy your dark and deviant urges for old school dungeoncrawling!
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Andy Action

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This week's NYC B/X D&D/Labyrinth Lord session was our 7th in the Averoigne portion of Tom Moldvay's classic X2 Castle Amber! This week was a wrap on the Enchantress of Sylaire (inspired by the Clark Ashton Smith short story of the same name) and highlights include: 
- A defeated Sephora (the Enchantress/Lamia) emerging from her "Egg Chamber" beneath her Astral Spire where she siphoned the life energy of angels & seraphim! Astral Spire adventure courtesy of +Michael Prescott's Chains of Heaven. 
- A battle with liberated Demon from the Ring of Eibon!
- A Scrying font wherein the PCs observed the dread Necromancer Nathaire transfer his life essence into the mighty Colossus Of Ylourgne, as depicted by Erol Otus on the X2 cover!
- Averoigne Map courtesy of Tim Kirk
- Sephora's Tower painting courtesy of Roger Dean. 

Keeping it old school and most definitely keeping the "weird" in Weird Fantasy!
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So whats a reasonable penalty for using a weapon your class doesn't have access to? i'm thinking -4 to hit.
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I'm allowing anybody to use any weapon and armor if they want, but for all intents and purposes they are an untrained normal human, ie. if a magic user wears plate mail or attacks with a sword, they attack like a level 0 fighter, which means a simple -1 at first level, but the penalty goes up as you get better (and they cannot cast any spells).
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So I'm going to try to run a game (in person or online, still working that up) Using the AEC, the D&D in Space 1 page, and the space travel bits from Champions of Mystara. It'll be heavily influenced by Pirates of Dark Water, The Savage Coast, Treasure planet, and bits of Spelljammer. I'll be using LL, AEC, Basic Psionic Handbook, Realms of Crawling Chaos, and Theorems and Thaumaturgy. I need some advice on player races.

The norm is Humanity, then you have dwarves (who have a long history of enslavement and may have come from human stock), Elves (Descended from the shapeshifting Sidhe empire which fell mysteriously eons ago and left their citizens trapped in their current forms), Gnomes (Dwarf-Elf hybrids), Penguins (from Fight-On 2, with the ESP ability of the Dohwar of Spelljammer), Tortles (from Savage Coast), Mutants (From the back of Mutant Future) And a race of Male Rakastas{Scottish Wildcat like} and Female Lupins {Bulldog like})

So I need a name for Cat/Dog people. And yes, they are a genderswapped version of Doppler/Ameilia from Treasure Planet. 
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Brian Scott

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I just received my copy of LL from Lulu and it's a little ..off. Anyone have any problems with Print on demand? 
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Two times the charm.
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Were Lupins/Rakastas ever in Basic D&D? I mean they are a Mystara critter, but I can only find AD&D stats from Dragon Magazine and Savage Coast for running them as PCs. I'm actually considering them as an option for running Labyrinth Lord in Space, with a genderswapped version of the cat/dog people from Treasure Planet made up of male Rakastas and female Lupins.
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+PéO Fissure Thanks, reading it now.
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Andy Action

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Hello fellow old school DMs, GMs, Judges, Keepers, et. al!
I'm running Tom Moldvay's classic X2 Castle Amber (B/X D&D/Labyrinth Lord) and the PCs are in the Averoigne (pseudo- Medieval fantasy France) section, which I have fleshed out considerably using the Clark Ashton Smith source material on Averoigne as the basis. It's great reading if you haven't checked it out, btw!

Anyway, I'm gearing up for the scene featured on the cover (by the infamous Erol Otus): The Colossus of Ylourgne, which is a GREAT short story if you haven't read it, here's a link: http://www.eldritchdark.com/…/s…/27/the-colossus-of-ylourgne.

I'd like to do a scene which foreshadows the construction site in the short story (essentially in a ruined castle deep in a mountainous crater). I was doing a Google Image search for "volcanic crater maps" and the map from the Old Owl Well from the 5e Starter Set came up - it's kind of perfect!

Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone else has any other ideas or suggestions for a setting/locale map for this amazing sequence in the short story. 
Thanks in advance!
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I'm going to be running Stonehell for my group and was wondering about the maps for it and VTT. Will be Roll20 and was wondering if there was an unlabeled version of the maps somewhere. I guess I could try to erase the letters and numbers using some programs and roll20. I also thought about just recreating the maps with roll20s map making. Which way should I go about it? 
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I did what +Phil Hudson​ suggests for the outside, levels 1-4, and the bonus levels. It wasn't too laborious because of the map format.
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Steven M

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To go along with Radiation Rules.....New Monster: Radiation Zombie. 
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James Mishler

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Happy Birthday to Me!

In the best hobbitish tradition, I am giving away gifts for my birthday!

Starting today and through the end of April, as I am going to be two-score and seven, all JMG products are 47% off!
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Anybody interested in LL in Space? Starting with the space ship bits of Champions of Mystara and expanding from there? Allowing Psionics, witches, vivimancers, and all sorts of madness? Recorded for the benefit of youtuve junkies who want to see Labyrinth Lord and the Advanced Edition Companion in action? Sunday or thursday evenings.
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Pete Spahn
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Pete Spahn originally shared:
 
[Guidebook to the Duchy of Valnwall] The print version of the Guidebook to the Duchy of Valnwall has been released. Be sure to check out the FREE "artless" PDF to see what kind of content it holds. The print version includes art, an amazing set of city and regional maps (which are immediately downloadable on purchase), and some new written content as well.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/177442/COA04-Guidebook-to-the-Duchy-of-Valnwall-PRINT
COA04: Guidebook to the Duchy of Valnwall (PRINT) - GUIDEBOOK TO THE DUCHY OF VALNWALL The Guidebook to the Duchy of Valnwall is a Labyrinth Lord™ supplement th
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+Pete Spahn thanks for the heads-up!
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Has anybody used the PX1 Basic Psionics Handbook to create a Bard class? I'm thinking I could use the Monk as a guide and make a psionic bard, except maybe using Second Chakra: Sacral (Clairsentient) instead of the first chakra. 
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James Patterson

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On a whim I picked this up - I really like it! I know it is not meant to be serious but I think it would work just fine. 
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Heh. That was a little tongue in cheek. But only a little.

Please let me know how things go when such a thing happens!
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Sterling Pratt

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Not LL specifically, but has anyone here played Goblinoid Games' great reprint Wizards' World? I love this little game, haven't played it enough, and would love to hear other people's experiences.

Thanks, and sorry if it's too off-topic. 
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Nice little game. I am thinking on running it at conventions this year. Just wrapping my head around the rules again.
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Legion McRae

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Hi All,
I know I've seen it asked somewhere before.
Hell, it might even have been me that asked.
But I can neither find it nor remember.

Question:

What level equivalent in Labyrinth Lord is a starting level -- say up to about 3rd -- Mutant Future character.
Does using AEC shift that at all?

Thanks much.
(And sorry for the LL/MF cross-double post.)
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Oh good.
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Hi there!
Did anybody do a conversion of Rules Cyclopedia monsters (like the Nightshades) to Labyrinth Lord?
Cheers
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+Matthew Skail​ not very much just the Hoard type. And maybe HD,AC and special abilities need some tweaking
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