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Greg Farrell

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Anyone know what level range the Rappan Athuk Expansions are for? Based on Endzeitgest's review it sounds like I could use them for starting characters?

I have a weekly S&W campaign in a sandbox that contains almost everything from FGG, and my favourite other OSR and OD&D stuff.

So I'm looking to run something another night of the week that is limited (by player agreement) to just one area. I'm thinking Rappan Athuk/Zelkor's Ferry, and I'd like if I could start the players off in that area at level 1.

I don't want a 2nd night of the week where I have no idea what is going to happen when the players get going and have to wing almost everything. That's fun and all but it's a bit mentally tiring!

My main sandbox players also refuse to go anywhere near Rappan Athuk. I foolishly let them read the player's guide and they're terrified of the sound of it! So I need another Rappan Athuk specific campaign :)

I'm also vaguely considering running it using The Black Hack, to give them a small power boost and as a contrast for me to the quite severe grimness of the S&W campaign. While we've "only" had 13 permanent PC deaths in 7 months, there is an almost constant fear of imminent death! A gentle relaxing bit of The Black Hack (with much better saves, and more HP) could be a fun contrast for another day of the week, while still being pretty dangerous and OSR fast.
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They vary, but are aimed to be able to start with beginning characters. RA should be terrifying!
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Adam Hutcheson

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This may be a weird question but how do you pronounce the Razor Coast's Gregory Bonedeuce's last name? Is it "bone deuce" or like Danny Bonaduce? I love that book but every time my eyes hit that name, I have a temporary sense of mental conflict.
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Danny for sure!
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Ben Trautman

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Session Zero of our very first Swords & Wizardry campaign is deemed a success! Dinner was ate, dice were rolled, character sheets were filled and the adventurers set off to a lonely tavern. Only lost one character in the subsequent tavern brawl where they recovered the treasure map that kicks off the 1975 module. Looking forward to our first "real" session!
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Awesome!
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Bryan Porter

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It's the final 9 days for the Bard's Gate kickstarter. 500 pages of full-color FGG goodness - huge expansion over the original's size. C'mon guys, let's get this thing funded!
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I'm partial to B&W, too. In fact, I rather B&W maps, too. Using greyscale for maps looks terrible. 
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Picked these up at my local game store +Games Plus​​. Very excited to run this with a new group of 5th ed adventurers.

The content and adventures detailed in these two books are some of the best out there. 
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I picked up the Pathfinder and S&W versions at NTRPGCon.

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Erik Tenkar

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Something goes horribly wrong at the Midnight Auction
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Erik Tenkar

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I got this update last night and I'm sharing this with The Tavern's Community: Some of you may have been following the developments of the recent hospitalization of Frog God Games' own Charles Wright. Charles is our friend, ...
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Erik Tenkar

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Yesterday I announced The Tavern would match the first $250 raised by Tavern Readers for Chuck Wright's medical and physical therapy expenses. You folks gave about $400 that I know off (in less than 12 hours), and we did matc...
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add 5 sets of a full PDF run of Crawling Under a Broken Moon (issues #1-#13) and John Stater is donating a PDF copy of everything he's published - NOD, Blood & Treasure, Grit & Vigor, etc.
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Mike Wilson

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Just finished up the last of the online maps for my Lost City of Barakus game and thought I'd share them here.

Hopefully someone else will find them useful for their games as well.
Maps. 6 items. TITLE. LAST MODIFIED. Barrowmaze. 3/6/15. Geomorph. 6/27/15. I2 - Tome of the Lizard King. Feb 5. Lost City of Barakus. 4/24/15. S4 - The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth. 5/31/15. Temple of Elemental Evil. 5/18/15.
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+Bevan Anderson Just very happy to hear someone else can make good use of them. 

Cheers!
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Do the Frogs still give the PDF's for free for product we buy from them at Conventions? I forgot to ask at Gary Con.
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Who We Are We consist of old grognard gamers, including a brilliant layout guy, and a cartographer who was not even a gamer when we recruited him. We have more than a few writing credits to our name, and have decided after dealing with publishers, printers and middlemen to head off on our own and make some books. We have developed friendships with, and worked with the best and most famous writers in the industry. We are the real deal. Who We Aren't We won't fill your players coffers with millions of gold pieces and powerful magic items either, at least not without great efforts. Our encounters won't be "balanced" to make sure no one dies, and a 3rd level monster may or may not have 50.2 gp (like its supposed to in certain rule books). Death will be frequent, but fair, and players who fail to use their heads will surely lose them. After all, Tsathogga's special attack is "eats 1d6 adventurers per round". Adventurers taste like chicken....errrr, flies.

Eli K

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Does anyone have a good source or list of food and drink with magical properties?

I know of a few, like Ambrosia and Idun's Golden Apples.
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Wow, thank you
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Erik Tenkar

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Yep, the Frogs are having a 4th of July Sale with two awesome discounts. Note, some of the more recent titles are excluded from the sale: Link to the Frogs' Store.
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I did not realize the PDF's were included. BONUS! Like I said in the purchase, Frogs, I'll be happy to privately e-mail scans of my military ID. Pretty sure Bill will recall that I am a Veteran, I think Chuck will too. If not, I am more than happy to prove it.
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Greg Farrell

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My party seems keen on travelling to Freegate. I've found very little detailing that - I guess there'll be more in the Bard's Gate Kickstarter but that's months away.

Any suggestions on a good OSR city/town module to use as it? Not Endholme/Lost City of Barakus, that's where they're kind of fleeing from :)

There's also a reasonable chance that they will never go to Freegate, because Squirrel!
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Its in situations like this that I peruse my Harn materials, or look at lythia.com
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Greg Farrell

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New Hireling/NPC generator designed for Swords & Wizardry Complete but also usable with other OSR games.

You may have seen it mentioned in the S&W group but it's complete now so I'm linking it elsewhere now too.

Generates random hirelings, chosing from all the classes in S&W Complete.
Allows minimum stat requirements for class entry.
Weights the likelihood of a character being each of the classes that its stats qualify it for.
Auto generates weapon/armour load-outs for the character.
Allows your choice of 3D6 stat generation, or 4d6 drop the lowest dice.
Generates a name based on Matt Finch's Borderland Provinces' name generation tables (thanks to Matt).
Picks a random trait for each hireling (traits from me and other members of S&W Google group).
Allows generating, 1, D6, 10 or 20 hirelings at once.
Allows generating a single hireling of a specific class - need an assassin NPC? Just click the assassin button. Need stats/equipment for that NPC Druid who now
wants to sign on as a hireling - set any minimum stats for them that you want and just click the Druid button.


http://www.gregfarrell.org/hire


Welcome to the Complete Hireling generator. A hireling generator designed with Swords & Wizardry Complete in mind, but also suitable for other Old School RPGs. Generate D6 hirelings. Number to generate: 1. D6 10 20. Stat generation method: 3D6 4D6 drop lowest ...
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Great! Will use this for my game starting in two weeks.
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Hey mighty God of Frogs, will the Blight be available for those who missed the Kickstarter?
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Yes, you will be able to purchase The Blight once it's been printed. We always print overstock on the Kickstarter quantities. :)
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Ray Chapel

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Bard's Gate KickStarter is now up. The three systems planned for it are Pathfinder, Swords & Wizardry, and 5th Edition.
The latest addition to The Lost Lands: Bard's Gate is a massive city full of exciting adventures in one massive full color book!
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Erik Tenkar

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Share this post far and wide! I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the OSR Community and The Tavern's Readers in particular. Tavern Readers have raised over $600 for Chuck Wright's Medical and Recovery Expenses. That's prett...
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Ray Chapel

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So there's an awful lot of megadungeons out there. The idea of running one has always intrigued me, and owning more than a few of them I'm eager to put at least one into play.

To the fine folks here, are there any megadungeon modules which are newbie-friendly on the GM's side for running the first of its kind?

For Frog God Games specifically, how would you rate Rappan Athuk, Slumbering Tsar, and Lost City of Barakus as first-time megadungeons?
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If you're curious about the layout of Stoneheart Dungeon, here are three different "views" showing room and level linkages -- top down, left-to-right and a cloud. I fin d the top down most useful so I have a slightly larger, non-spoiler version below as well.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B38xJJAsUPYUUmZQbzJBV1psMjQ
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B38xJJAsUPYUU1pSWU5WamhJUzA
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Steven Wells

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+Mike Wilson: I've incorporated your maps into my RealmWorks mega-compilation of the Lost Lands. Thanks again for sharing!
Performance Tracers (debug users only). 30.800 Start Interceptor/action chain 5 30.805 Start | [AfterLockServiceFilter] Before 11 30.816 Done 11 ms | [AfterLockServiceFilter] Before 0 30.816 Start | Interceptors (before) 0 30.816 Start | | InviteTokenInterceptor 30 30.846 Done 30 ms ...
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+Mike Wilson  One of the next big steps for RW is web access to material. My understanding is that players will be able to view what you reveal. And if they have a license, they will be able to do more than just view -- I think this will likely include player journaling, filtering and better searching but these are educated guesses. I had anticipated this around Christmas but that date came and went so GenCon is looking like the next probable target date.
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damian breen

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Northlands Kickstarter

Should I be concerned I have not had an email with a tracking number on it for my Northlands goody box as yet?
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aha found it and i can see the tracking number
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