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by Thrar
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TDE)
Topic: Critical Successes and Quality Levels
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Critical Successes and Quality Levels

There is no such thing as a double critical. You need two 1s among your three dice to get a critical, a single 1 means nothing. As with other skill checks, casting a spell can result in a critical success or a botch. Critical successes often have stronger effects than usual. Depending on the spell, ...
by Thrar
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TDE)
Topic: Strange Decisions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: Strange Decisions?

Well, whatever the motivation, the author of that video is certainly not the only one who is put off by the way material is distributed across releases. That may have been how things were done 15 years ago (I'm told D&D 3e worked that way too), but the international market does seem to expect so...
by Thrar
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Game Stories In and Out of Character (TDE)
Topic: The Shard of Nagrach - A Campaign Framework
Replies: 2
Views: 4612

The Shard of Nagrach - A Campaign Framework

Our group just finished our first major campaign, which took us a total of 16 sessions and almost a year in real time to accomplish. We had a lot of fun doing it, so I thought I'd share an outline and my GM notes here in case anyone is interested to hear about it or reuse parts of it for your own gr...
by Thrar
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TDE)
Topic: Tell me about the Arrows of Light.
Replies: 7
Views: 26207

Re: Tell me about the Arrows of Light.

For me this is exactly the sort of thing we are talking about in the " Does your Aventuria vary? " thread. If a player in our group wanted to play a character in the Arrows of Light and was asking about a special ability, I'd ask them what they have in mind and let the player make a sugges...
by Thrar
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TDE)
Topic: Does your Aventuria vary?
Replies: 14
Views: 21634

Re: Does your Aventuria vary?

Your setting criteria are quite interesting. As you say they're addressed by Aventuria in various degrees, which is worth considering for a pitch or a quick setting introduction to potential players. My approach to game world fidelity has changed over the years. In the past (in other games) I usuall...
by Thrar
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TDE)
Topic: Aventuria Magic I: Focus Rule on Lessions
Replies: 5
Views: 18019

Re: Aventuria Magic I: Focus Rule on Lessions

My understanding is that the academies teach a curriculum that's more or less fixed (depending on their Guideline), similar to many RL universities. ⋅ The Sword and Staff academy is archconservative and has no elective spellworks, so only the the spellworks from the standard package on p75...
by Thrar
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion (TDE)
Topic: Interesting Things to do, during a duel
Replies: 3
Views: 9895

Re: Interesting Things to do, during a duel

Just to clarify: a normal follower of the twelve gods would not interfere in any duel fought by a blessed one of Rondra. So to take any action there would need to be something serious behind it ( a blessed one of the nameless god or a demon follower) coercing others to act. I'd strongly disagree wi...
by Thrar
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TDE)
Topic: The Aventurian Podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 9121

Re: The Aventurian Podcast

Good to see that they're doing these.
Personally I didn't feel like it contained too much of interest, seems like Robert was basically just gushing for 30 minutes on the amazing support they were getting and all the wonderful people involved.
by Thrar
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TDE)
Topic: Create a pitch for The Dark Eye
Replies: 11
Views: 25343

Re: Create a pitch for The Dark Eye

The realism angle sounds interesting. What else is there that draws you to the system or setting? I'm not sure defining the game by what it is not will make it appear interesting to an unfamiliar audience. When you think about why you got into playing TDE, was that primarily because you were frustra...
by Thrar
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TDE)
Topic: Create a pitch for The Dark Eye
Replies: 11
Views: 25343

Create a pitch for The Dark Eye

When someone asks you about that game you're playing, or the game you're suggesting to play, how do you summarize it? Whenever this happens to me, I find it difficult to give a brief, concise answer that describes what this game is and what makes it fun to play. Ideally I'd like to find a 10-15 seco...

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