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    Teaching an RPG writing class, looking for example adventures

    Hyqueous Vaults is a highly acclaimed old school dungeon https://hyqueousvaults.blogspot.com/p/the-hyqueous-vaults.html Reviews: https://tenfootpole.org/ironspike/?p=3996 https://princeofnothingblogs.wordpress.com/2020/11/29/review-hyqueous-vaults-osric-true-believers/...
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    The Classic Adventure Gaming Podcast

    Now that holidays are over and I have a bit of time to catch up, in the final breaths of 2023 Gus dropped an episode discussing the recent CauldronCon put on by our very own Settembrini earlier this fall. A crew of attendees discussed what made the weekend such a great experience, with general...
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    What is "muh format"?

    Likely because we're in an unusual place, where professional presentation is an excellent indicator the product itself - apart from art and layout - is crap. I suspect this will be more normal going forward, with recent (and future) tech changes and AI.
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    The Classic Adventure Gaming Podcast

    Episode 4 dropped on the day before Thanksgiving, so just now making the rounds. It's an episode with a new guest, Arbrethil, who's got a lot of great discussion on large group combat at the table. Enjoy! https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/vdAhtoaxVEb
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    Why Assassins are awesome!!!

    The paladin apparently isn't a D&D class, it's a Rorschach Test. (Any definition given to something in D&D that precludes core gameplay function it's shown to have in published materials is ipso facto a personal idiosyncrasy of the interpreter. There is not one single archetypal class in D&D...
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    [Kickstarter] The Coming of Winter, but let's talk about something else...

    I'm in too - looking forward to this one!
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    The Classic Adventure Gaming Podcast

    https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/niWGFDq8FEb Episode 3 is out - the difference in fantasy adventure gaming culture and RPG culture (recruiting, etc.)
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    The state of Post-OSR content

    After 82 pages, the thread has belatedly accepted the reality of what is Post-OSR content
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    [Kickstarter] The Coming of Winter, but let's talk about something else...

    Fantasy wargaming might accurately describe chainmail, but is too narrow for AD&D in which wargaming is only a part of the experience (and more often at higher levels). RE: the "unfortunate acronym", I'm not going to stop using perfectly good and accurate names because some chud wants to go there
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    [Kickstarter] The Coming of Winter, but let's talk about something else...

    Fantasy Adventure Gaming! We deliberately reject the OSR as a label and want to differentiate from it, not associate with it. But yes, the podcast is all about playing the game as you've mentioned your high school DM was doing :cool:
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    [Kickstarter] The Coming of Winter, but let's talk about something else...

    Loathing it is fine but the simple reality is, that people buy from those who they feel they get to know on RPG social media. If you want to emulate the success of other kickstarters, you'll have to reach out to people who run OSR youtubes, do the interview rounds, etc. Ask yourself "How many...
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    So I was reading the Monster Manual...

    weather control spells water parting spells
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    The Classic Adventure Gaming Podcast

    Fortunately we've already lived through the TSR books being pulled from point of sale twice, and neither time did it achieve anything. It's even easier now to get your own copies if WOTC decides it doesn't want your money than it was then. We'll be fine. Embrace the power of being rejected...
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    The Classic Adventure Gaming Podcast

    Communicating is excellent. Communicating well is essential the Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing process. Where there is no performing end point and it's just never-ending debating for entertainment value with people who like where they're at but enjoy arguing with people who believe...
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    The Classic Adventure Gaming Podcast

    Maaannn...so many projects going right now o_O Ep 1 probably has more of this
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    The Classic Adventure Gaming Podcast

    The simple fact is that none of us have any practical experience in WOTC editions. So we can't advise people on how to make WOTC editions run differently than their current predominant culture, that would require knowing those editions very well. Then there is the reality that we're fans of...
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    The Classic Adventure Gaming Podcast

    Thanks for listening, I hope you find some discussion you enjoy! I have no issues if people want to apply what we're talking about to 4E games. When we're talking about later edition games, we talk about how most people run them. Most of our target audience are people who have experienced the...
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    The Classic Adventure Gaming Podcast

    (Shameless Advertising Blurb Ahead) If you've wondered why the 1E core books seem to hold very different presumptions of the players and DM than later editions, and noticed they don't address aspects of play now considered critical to the RPG experience - the new Classic Adventure Gaming...
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    The state of Post-OSR content

    Also remember that the people who constantly jump up and say this or that can't be copyrighted are also those who don't publish, and have never consulted a lawyer (like Guy did, and basically tells you you're an idiot if you don't) to see where the line really was.
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    Why Assassins are awesome!!!

    Very little of what is written here is even accurate so I'm not sure what edition you were reading. *Assassination as a mechanic doesn't require the use of poison. An assassin could also envenom a weapon, but assassination the mechanic only requires being in melee range while the target is...
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