Hackmaster’s pixie fairies rebirth?

January 29, 2007 at 2:19 pm (DND, Hackmaster)

Reference: Porting HackMaster’s Pixie Fairies into D&D 3.5 by Mark Plemmons from KoDT 111.

Am I the only adult who has read this? They get reborn how?

..the deceased spirit enters a surrogate faeriefolk female of adult age and induces pregnacy without need for sex.

His rebirth mother helps him in this as much as possible, for serving as the vessel for a reincarnate is a great honor.

How is this not disgusting and horrific? How is this acceptable?

Please tell me.. actually just tell me, forget the please, that this is a stupid idea added for dnd, rather than an ‘acceptable’ idea thats been in the design for the start.

In case you don’t get why this isn’t ok. People’s bodys are their own, not your’s and definately not just to let you keep your character if you are dumb enough to get your character killed.

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150 Benign Urban Encounters

January 26, 2007 at 10:05 am (DND)

150 Benign Urban Encounters.  

I have previously used in rpg games

5. Urchin approaches for minor scam
11. Beggar asks for alms
12. Children pester party
18. Street vendor (food, drink, trinkets, etc.)
29. Street performer(s)
30. Religious fanatic

And varients on some of the others. I’m suggesting a few more.

151. Another adverturing party waits outside a pub.
152. A pub brawl continues out of a pub.
153. A street vendor sells the party stolen goods.
154. Two guards watch a building.
155. A person dressed as the opposite gender passes by the party.

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The order of the pine

January 17, 2007 at 12:28 pm (DND)

A while ago I decided to add value to the wilderness lore stat in DnD 3.0 and used my herbology information to give players with the skill, plant loot when they were looting wilderness areas. One thing I did was give a healing value to pine tea.

In real life pine in hot water, is an antiseptic which means it clean’s wounds, you don’t drink it, you use it externally. But in the dnd system I though easiest way of showing that, was in a hitpoint healing form. And a tea, is simular to a healing potion that goes off very quickly.

I gave it a pretty decent healing quality (minor healing spell level) and the players quickly became obsessed with it. They hadn’t a cleric in the party so their healing had to be bought so this was great.

The order of the pine quickly got formed, banner, cermonies and all. And a lot of pine trees where stripped for the bag of holding. Because of their order I gave them a +1 bonus fot things to do with pine, and a +1 bonus by their standard for healing.

It worked out like a minor healing potion cast by a level 5 cleric I think. Hmm 1d6+4 (with all bonuses) I think. So they were very very happy. To get this dose you have to drink a canteen of the brew and if you drink two canteens you need to pee. Hell you can inforce it after one canteen. Makes sense drink a lot of water the body tells you enough is enough.

I’m happy out with the little order, its cute and creative, the potions aren’t very strong and its easy enough to balance the free healing costs with the amount of coins I’m giving them.  

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Deitys in Dnd

January 10, 2007 at 12:19 pm (DND)

Treasure tables wrote  

Either way, though, assuming a pseudo-medieval baseline, the gods are generally pretty important — and by extension, they should be important to the PCs.

I use the gods as a major theme in my world. They are involved with the biggest plot in the world and in lots of smaller ones. Their agents and avatars too are at work.

They sometimes talk to the partys clerics and to the high priest/ess of temples. The current cleric has a personal relationship with his god. The party in turn is getting to know the gods and the cult of the god through the cleric.

I ask every player to choose a god for their character whether or not they are particularly faithful. I use that information as part of the campaign. The temples of various gods and goddesses have been visited by many different partys by now.

Guilds in Dnd can been very important to a character who uses them. Temples can be important in the same way. Information, Artisans, Items, protection, healing and quests can be found at both the temple and the guild.

In a town, in any campaign, the fighter should be thinking of visiting her guild, the mage his magic guild, the cleric her temple and the rogue his thieves/assassins/advertures guild. All will have relevent information they should know as the word-on-the-street. Equally they could be thinking their temple for extra information, or just a different source on the gossip.  

The festivals can be a great plothook, or a least a great way of showing what the area and people are like. Unusually customs, practices and dress should be highlighted.

I also like the temples bells in a city, town or village marking the time. ‘Two bells and all is well’.  

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