Thursday, October 11, 2018

Campaign Planning - Dungeon Fantasy War

Probably using this?
My other campaign did not get off the runway after a few weeks. That's fine. I can put it in my back pocket for later, maybe polish it up a bit more and recycle it. So let's try something a bit less niche. A combination of Dungeon Fantasy sensitivities and Mass Combat experimentation. I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be a flop as well, but ah well.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Review: Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 4

15% cover art.
For better or for worse, the Dungeon Fantasy Monsters line has been a little bit inconsistent in what to expect from the titles. Better because sometimes you get cool surprises; DFM2 had some really neat stuff. Worse because sometimes you don't know that there is cool stuff under the covers; I didn't get DFM2 for forever because it sounded pretty boring from the title alone. This book though, Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 4 - Dragons is everything it says in the title; it's monster dragons 4 (for) Dungeon Fantasy. Ok, let's take a closer look.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Encounter: Lagiacrus

Something Like this.
I'm playing a lot of Monster Hunter World, and I dunno what to write this week, so as a thought exercise, let's stat up a Lagiacrus. Using data from one of the Monster Hunter Wikis, Gulliver Mini from T-Bone's Diner, the 3e stats of a Liopleurodon from GURPS Dinosaurs, and the 3e to 4e conversion guide, let's see what happens.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pseudobot - Updated Some Indices

Was slacking on the Pyramid issue index. It's updated for the last two months now. Can't think of anything interesting to write this week, but that counts as doing something, I think. Pseudobot is now used on 154 Guilds, or what most people call "servers." Sounds kinda cool.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review - Hall of Judgement

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In a meta-GURPS way, this is kind of a special, potentially paradigm changing book; it might be the first major third party GURPS (technically, Dungeon Fantasy RPG) supplements completely endorsed by Steve Jackson Games. Its potential success or lack thereof could have an impact on future third-party supplements, so in that particular vein, it's a pretty exciting book. I backed the kickstarter at some level, forget which, but the one that gets the hard copy and the digital copies; I'm informed that my hard copy is in the mail, so this review is mostly based on the contents of the digital media. I doubt the physical media will have a world changing effect on my opinion, but if it does, I certainly will revise this review.
With that segue complete, I'd like to say now that despite the book not looking like something I wanted, I bought the book, and I was not surprised; it was very much what I expected anyway: a pretty down-to-earth dungeon delve with some Norsey trappings. I knew I am not particularly fond of most of those things and I still bought it hoping that maybe it would defy my expectations; it didn't. It was exactly what was advertised. So if you read the blurb on warehouse 23 and you like what you read, you might like this; if you read the blurb and you don't like what you are seeing, there is a good chance you won't like it. In any case, let's take a closer, more detailed look; let's see what I liked and didn't like, and paint a clearer picture of my conclusion.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Campaign Planning - Lands out of Time

A large amount of the work
is already done for me.
Let's use the campaign planning form from the back of How to Be a GURPS GM and see how much it helps in planning. I'm going to be using Lands Out of Time as a basis, so some of the questions are answered for me; others are not. Let's see if this helps, and let's see if it has any holes that need to be shored up.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Pseudobot - Broken Blade Calculator Enhanced

This week, I added repair calculations to the Broken Blade command. Those were more complicated than the rest of the functions. I had to extrapolate out some of the costs for big weapon damage because the pyramid article only goes out to HT - 10. I found a trendline with a pretty good fit though, so I like the numbers. If you don't like them though, just don't use the calculator for any damage values that exceed -10 I guess.
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