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by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should flame tongues give "warmth"?
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Should flame tongues give "warmth"?

Yeah, it would make sense to jack up its xp/gp value.
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should flame tongues give "warmth"?
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Should flame tongues give "warmth"?

In my current campaign, we use it that way. It does make sense to have it do that. Of course, I've heard it argued that a flame tongue is, as its base, a +1 weapon whereas the frost brand is at a base a +3 weapon, and the frost brand goes up to +6 vs. +4 for the flame tongue . I never bought that ar...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: ADND in the new.. POSITIVE that is!!
Replies: 5
Views: 10368

Re: ADND in the new.. POSITIVE that is!!

In my day, no one I know was shunned, bullied, or treated like losers for it. In any case, none of that impacts the fact that when you try to appeal to the larger masses, you have to, by default, water/dumb down the thing you're marketing. :lol: You know, reading your post again, it sounds as if you...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: ADND in the new.. POSITIVE that is!!
Replies: 5
Views: 10368

Re: ADND in the new.. POSITIVE that is!!

Not to be the party-pooper, but I don't think becoming mainstream is a good thing. Any time you take a generally niche market and try to make it "mainstream", we get what we see with 3E/4E/5E, comics, etc. A watering/dumbing down. Catering to the masses by default means dumbing it down.
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Sold my 3rd Ed crap
Replies: 30
Views: 32622

Re: Sold my 3rd Ed crap

It's so odd - I always feel like the odd man out. Despite UA being known for falling apart, none of the copies I've ever had (or still have) are in any way loose. They're fresh as the day they were bought. Same for everyone else I know that has one. But when it comes to Oriental Adventures, both my ...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Sold my 3rd Ed crap
Replies: 30
Views: 32622

Re: Sold my 3rd Ed crap

I'm wondering why that happens. A lot of people seem to run into that. I can't recall a book I've had that's fallen apart like that, though. One of my over-used original 2E PHBs is getting loose in a sense of it's not tight but there are no pages falling out. I wonder if it's a storage issue? My hou...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Sold my 3rd Ed crap
Replies: 30
Views: 32622

Re: Sold my 3rd Ed crap

JadedDM wrote: Yes, you were. You could have just said, "No, that's not correct," then cited the correction. But that wasn't enough, you had to call me "wrong (as usual)" and then take another potshot at me at the end of your post by including "(for example, people who claim...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Sold my 3rd Ed crap
Replies: 30
Views: 32622

Re: Sold my 3rd Ed crap

JadedDM wrote: Alright, my mistake. But there's no reason to be an ass about it. I wasn't being an ass about it. I just hate it when people throw out demonstrably untrue arguments. Especially when those arguments are so poorly researched, if at all. It's not an excuse, it's a preference. I agree, it...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Stuck at that editions crossroads.....still.
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Stuck at that editions crossroads.....still.

JadedDM wrote: Maybe so. And that's sort of part of the problem. If I say to someone, "Hey, want to join my 2E game?" It almost feels like false advertising, or even outright lying. I need to then add a whole bunch of disclaimers, or else they walk into my game with different expectations ...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Stuck at that editions crossroads.....still.
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Stuck at that editions crossroads.....still.

Meph wrote: I hate the fact that WOTC has decided to sprinkle Player Subclasses, Races, Spells, Monsters, etc through out all of their books. It's good business giving EVERYONE (Player and DM) a reason to own the book but it's just pissing me off. On top of that a lot of the class options seem to be...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Sold my 3rd Ed crap
Replies: 30
Views: 32622

Re: Sold my 3rd Ed crap

JadedDM wrote: No new material was released for 2e after 1995, which is when TSR went bankrupt. Between 1995 and 2000, D&D was essentially dead. That's why I didn't include it. First, 2E material (both old and new) was available in stores and in print up until 2000. Second, you're wrong (as usua...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Sold my 3rd Ed crap
Replies: 30
Views: 32622

Re: Sold my 3rd Ed crap

JadedDM wrote: Original 1974-1977 (3 years) 1st Edition 1977-1989 (12 years) 2nd Edition 1989-1995 (6 years) 3rd Edition 2000-2008 (8 years) 4th Edition 2008-2010 (2 years) 5th Edition 2014-2018 (4 years and counting, with planned material for the rest of this year and 2019, at least) That's some in...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Sold my 3rd Ed crap
Replies: 30
Views: 32622

Re: Sold my 3rd Ed crap

I honestly don't think that's the case. When there was 1E/2E stuff, most of it was clearly used, and it would be hit or miss. They might have a handful of items at best. When the 3E+ crap came out, the shelves were (and remain) flooded with a constant influx of 3E+ material. I've never seen an editi...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Sold my 3rd Ed crap
Replies: 30
Views: 32622

Re: Sold my 3rd Ed crap

I don't know why anyone would buy PDFs nowadays, when virtually every product ever made can be found in PDF format for free online.
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Sold my 3rd Ed crap
Replies: 30
Views: 32622

Re: Sold my 3rd Ed crap

Congrats! :thumbs:

You're lucky it sold even for that much. Even the 3.5 stuff, I see tons of it at the used book stores. Just tons and tons. Most of it looks unused or at worst lightly used. The entire D&D section is 3E, 3.5E and Pathfinder crap.