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by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

Large groups of even low level monsters will always be a threat. Plus, powerful monsters are worth a hell of a lot of xp. Look at demons and devils in 2E. Super high xp. But again, that's not what you said. I'm talking specifically about this claim: the 100 level elf wizard (or any other class) is a...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

With all that math, I forgot to add another important point. So, in a typical AD&D world, the planet can be any size. Assuming even an earth-sized planet as I explained in my last post, the argument for not enough xp for a wizard to hit 100th level does not hold water. But we also need to consid...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

Garhkal wrote: the 100 level elf wizard (or any other class) is an impossibility. THere's just not enough XP in the world to get to that level.. I've never understood this argument. It makes no sense , unless your world has an immutable, fixed number of monsters, magic items, etc. In fact, even then...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

Lyrwik wrote: I've always preferred the idea of the aging being at least somewhat relative to the maximum age of the caster. I've always thought this would be more fair in the big picture. Ghosts for example - their aging effect is because of a supernatural power that causes such damage to the mind ...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Settings for editions?
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Settings for editions?

Do you think there are certain settings that work better using certain editions? What I mean is this... In 1E we had Greyhawk, and it seems to me that if I had to use strictly rules from one edition (not a hybrid), and if I were playing Greyhawk, I would definitely use 1E rules. Same for the Forgott...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Dice rolling,, towers, boxes or trays?
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Dice rolling,, towers, boxes or trays?

Damn! I didn't know there was so much detail when it came to dice tossing! :lol: I always wanted a few of those cool dice towers they advertised in Dragon, but never did end up getting one. No, we just threw the dice. Basically just rolled them in our hands, then tossed them. Not sure there was any ...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

Well, we're getting a bunch off topic again, but I'd say that's because they need to defend their island. Again, I'm not overly fond of the "elven retreat" theme. Seems it carried over from Tolkien and became a standard that became entrenched. :(
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

That's the point though. The elves aren't retreating because of humans/humanoids. The way they explained it in Elves of Evermeet , elves eventually reach an age where they become more spiritual and introspective and reclusive. Hence, their journey to the protected, serene island of Evermeet. Then ag...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

Cole wrote: Me either! Retreating into a place that others can find just as easy as their original kingdom/area. Total nonsense to me as well. They age, they eventually die like everyone else. Well to be fair, Evermeet at least is protected/hidden by: * A vast, treacherous sea * A powerful web of il...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

I also did like the campaigns I ran where demi-humans who were aged artificially were aged relative to their life span. It just kept the game more challenging for them. Truth be told though, I'm not sure which method I prefer - non-relative aging, or relative aging.
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

I can take it or leave it. It's a Tolkien thing. What's funny is that considering how strong the Tolkien influence was on original D&D and AD&D, it was not until 2E that the DMG or PHB mentions the elves suddenly retiring from the world, ala Tolkien. In 1E, we see a max age for elves, with D...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

AH! Well thanks for keeping it buried! :wink: :lol:

I just could never understand why 2E added that humano-centric nonsense!
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

And since we got off topic anyway, I'll add this note. We argued at DF about long lived demi-humans vs. humano-centric worlds and the 2E DMG nonsense. I explained that there are dozens of logical ways a DM can keep a humano-centric world while still having long lived demi-humans, and why they haven'...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

JadedDM wrote: But on the other hand, it also fixes the 'problem' of explaining why elves and dwarves don't rule the world as level 20 demi-gods after living for centuries without resorting to something as crude as level limits. Oh dear god. :roll: I was hoping that argument would remain dead and bu...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

JadedDM wrote: I got around this by houseruling in my setting that all races have the same lifespan, that of a human. Interesting change to the game. Not one I'd ever make though, because it equates the races and goes away from the core roots of the game (mythology, etc). RPG Dinosaur wrote: Yeah, I...