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by Lyrwik
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Arts and Literature
Topic: Books - Good and Bad
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Books - Good and Bad

Now that's talent, driving and reading a book at the same time :lol: j/k :coffee: Haha, you may joke, but I have a friend who tried watching TV shows on his laptop while driving. He'd place it on the passenger seat and claimed he only looked over at the screen when stopped. Thankfully I think he on...
by Lyrwik
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Arts and Literature
Topic: Books - Good and Bad
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Books - Good and Bad

Lyrwik - Have you read the Black Company books? It's gritty medieval fantasy about a crew of mercenaries. It takes many of the medieval fantasy tropes and looks at them through the eyes of soldiers who just want to get through the current fight and get home in one piece, and are no longer awed or i...
by Lyrwik
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Arts and Literature
Topic: Books - Good and Bad
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Books - Good and Bad

I've been reading a little less than usual during the lockdown, as while working from home saves me the commute time - the daily commute is also when I usually do a fair bit of reading. But, I'll share some of my recommendations from things I've read recently. Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (...
by Lyrwik
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: NPC/World Generator
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: NPC/World Generator

New Hegdeh wrote:I am not sure what to make of this, I've been wondering whether to ask for a 2nd edition version of them, but you may like taking them into account: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masque_of ... (Ravenloft)

I actually have that box set, but have never delved into it. I'll have a look.
by Lyrwik
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: NPC/World Generator
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: NPC/World Generator

Argh, I'd written a full reply here, and then somehow got logged out and lost it. Have you ever read/used Central Casting - Heroes of Legend? It's a wonderful tool for randomly generating a character's backstory, and contains a lot of material, in the form of random tables, that might be of use to y...
by Lyrwik
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: NPC/World Generator
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: NPC/World Generator

New Hegdeh wrote:Sages and Specialists should contribute to it.

Do you just mean in terms of including the various specialist NPC classes? That's a good idea. Will add that to my spec.
by Lyrwik
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: NPC/World Generator
Replies: 8
Views: 207

NPC/World Generator

Something I've done in the past is to create an NPC generator, which generates a whole lot of NPCs at once - mostly for the purpose of filling out towns, that kind of thing. It would essentially just generate say, 1000 characters, give a random name (from a huge list), randomise gender and race acco...
by Lyrwik
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Premade Settings
Replies: 13
Views: 868

Re: Opinions on Premade Settings

I draw on existing settings for the pantheon, but other than that I've always created my own worlds. This hasn't been out of any objection of the published settings, just that I don't really know enough about them to be able to run them accurately. They're ok for a dm who doesn't WANT TO, or have th...
by Lyrwik
Mon May 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: West March Style Game
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: West March Style Game

Overall, this looks to me as though it's trying to address a similar niche as the official Adventurer's League games, where you can play with a random group and go on a different, unrelated adventure each session. The closest I've been to running something like this is games where there's no over-ar...
by Lyrwik
Mon May 04, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Monotheism vs Polytheism
Replies: 19
Views: 1904

Re: Monotheism vs Polytheism

I suppose another reason it's probably less common is that it's harder to really have different aspects or a duality when it's just a single deity. Of course, despite the fact that there was only one god, that doesn't mean there was only one religion. Worship of the one god had numerous sects. I sup...
by Lyrwik
Sat May 02, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Monotheism vs Polytheism
Replies: 19
Views: 1904

Re: Monotheism vs Polytheism

Overall, as others have said, I think it's mostly because a polytheistic world is more interesting. Also, I think it helps to detach it from real world religions and related matters. For example, despite the satanic panic, and back when I was in school (private protestant school), where D&D was ...
by Lyrwik
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Check In Everyone!
Replies: 20
Views: 2267

Re: Check In Everyone!

Also here!
by Lyrwik
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: ATTN Planet Members: Did you know ...
Replies: 26
Views: 10069

Re: ATTN Planet Members: Did you know ...

New Hegdeh wrote:Where? I may need to pop there and see how it works.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/77802512083/
by Lyrwik
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: ATTN Planet Members: Did you know ...
Replies: 26
Views: 10069

Re: ATTN Planet Members: Did you know ...

There's also a very active 2nd edition page on Facebook, with a fair bit of good discussion. it does sometimes get a bit bogged down with edition wars, but the admins are pretty good on putting a stop to them.
by Lyrwik
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Dice towers
Replies: 10
Views: 4599

Re: Dice towers

I appreciate the artwork and craftsmanship of some of them, but I don't really want them at my table. I find they're just clutter and result in people taking longer to roll their dice than otherwise.