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by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1698

Re: Should artificial aging hurt elves?

Cole wrote: I always played it that the Elves barely changed, if all all in appearance or anything else... but I still make them do a system shock roll as I feel (even though physically it's minor), they still had an unnatural aging process on their bodies and anything that would cause aging could a...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Limited Wish vs Wish - Discrepancy
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Limited Wish vs Wish - Discrepancy

No rage here at all, Cole. Not really in a foul mood either...standard week. Maybe even a better than normal week - we finally managed to get one of the sloppy, worthless slackers who sleeps on the job booted out. Thank god! And I posted that before this insane heatwave started, so I can't blame the...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Should artificial aging hurt elves?
Replies: 31
Views: 1698

Should artificial aging hurt elves?

I was thinking about this earlier today. Artificial aging in AD&D requires a system shock roll to survive the stress of the advanced aging effect. If you're hasted , if you see or are touched by a ghost, etc - you age x number of years and you must make a successful system shock roll to survive ...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Strange response to a PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24517

Re: Strange response to a PM

If such a non-confrontational question resulted in "don't ever PM me again", I'd say the person has issues.
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Strange response to a PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24517

Re: Strange response to a PM

I'd write it off and write him off. I could see someone over there doing that to me , because there are some people over there who really hate me. :twisted: I can't for the life of me recall someone there you didn't get along with for the most part. I know a few people like to post snarky remarks to...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Strange response to a PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24517

Re: Strange response to a PM

Garhkal wrote: Well Hal, with how grating you can get, i can see you getting that sort of PM. BUT getting that sort of response, merely for daring to ask a question in PM rather than clog the thread up, seemed 'off'.. :lol: You have a point there! Like I said though, that's the closest I ever came t...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Strange response to a PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24517

Re: Strange response to a PM

Billy_Buttcheese wrote:

Damn, Bro. You really do have a dark side... :D


:lol: True, but I'm at peace with my dark side. :wink: :twisted:
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Limited Wish vs Wish - Discrepancy
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Limited Wish vs Wish - Discrepancy

Also: You answered your own question. While you believe that demi-human level restrictions are "idiocy" the writers of the book did not. They decided that given the limits put in place, scaling the full wish alongside the limited wish wasn't necessary. Their rules are consistent. Your chan...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Limited Wish vs Wish - Discrepancy
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Limited Wish vs Wish - Discrepancy

It never ceases to amaze me how people will overlook the bulk of my posts, ignore the most salient points, and focus on an unimportant tidbit. :evil: The reason for this post isn't to debate changing rules or taking out demi-human level limits. I started it to highlight the discrepancy between two s...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Strange response to a PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24517

Re: Strange response to a PM

Well I do remember when Solomoriah (one of the insane mods at DF) PM'd me with a bunch of insults, then threatened to BAN me for ANY reply, even if that reply was "OK, thank you sir" . :roll: I guess that would count as a "don't ever PM me again". Crazy people. Can't live with th...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Limited Wish vs Wish - Discrepancy
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Limited Wish vs Wish - Discrepancy

I've always wondered about this. In 1E, a limited wish ages the caster by 1 year, and a wish ages the caster 3 years (1E DMG, pg. 13). But in 2E, under the spell descriptions for each, the limited wish write-up states that it ages the caster "1 year per 100 years of regular life span " . T...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Wands/staves etc and Command words
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Wands/staves etc and Command words

Players aren't characters. There are times when I think we need to differentiate. A player may only look at his PC as a game piece and may play every few weeks or even every few months. It's easy for the player to forget, for example, something that the PC was doing near the end of the last session ...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Wands/staves etc and Command words
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Wands/staves etc and Command words

Garhkal wrote: So in essence you gave them perfect memory.. I wouldn't call it perfect memory. I remember the key to the combination lock on my basement storage unit, and I haven't used that in almost a year. I remember my phone number from 40+ years ago and my grandmother's from back then as well, ...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Wands/staves etc and Command words
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Wands/staves etc and Command words

Oh...If the owner hasn't used the item in a very long time, I would probably require an INT check to see if he remembers it.
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Wands/staves etc and Command words
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Wands/staves etc and Command words

I stopped using command words long ago because they were too much of a hassle. Took up too much game timer trying to find it. But when I used to use them, it was assumed that once the character possessing the item discovered the command word, he simply knew it permanently. Unless he lost memory due ...