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Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: I'm the map, he's the map it's a trap

Here is main floor map

You are in #8. Please don't meta-map, work with what you have been given only.

There is a large rug on the floor, now staained. There are four chairs pushed back against the wall. Other than that, the room is very spartan. (Don't! Go! There!)

Posted on 2011-08-12 at 21:58:09.
Edited on 2011-08-12 at 22:00:04 by Alacrity

Topic: A Borderland by the Keep
Subject: ahem


Posted on 2011-08-12 at 03:27:31.

Topic: A Borderland by the Keep
Subject: actually

I was just bumping back into the latest updated. I'd post the word "turtle" if I had to...

Shameless that way.

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 14:12:38.

Topic: Loaded Dice Filler: She does this Sometimes
Subject: actually - he is short normally

Pretty funny for a filler. I liked it.

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 13:24:50.

Topic: A Borderland by the Keep
Subject: shy?

Only two players interested so far Aryn so I'd say I'm shy a few.

Maybe this is too esoteric for the RDINN crowd?

Posted on 2011-08-11 at 13:22:56.

Topic: A Borderland by the Keep
Subject: welcome

Welcome gents to the game. This one is set up so you don't need to fuss about rules and stats. Just develop a lovable monster and send it to me via PM or post here to encourage others.

Posted on 2011-08-10 at 11:54:51.

Topic: A Borderland by the Keep
Subject: hurm

three followers and no players. Ack!

Posted on 2011-08-10 at 02:48:41.

Topic: A Borderland by the Keep
Subject: A Borderland by the Keep

Humans! They call you orcs, or goblins, or even worst. But you are proud members of the Clan of the White Ham! Orcs! Bah …. Spit! For generations the filthy humans raid your homeland, steal your gold and kill your warriors with malice. They call themselves adventurers as if doing so was a game for pleasure and fun. But there is little you could do to strike back as the humans had greater magic, sharper weapons and rode fast creatures called horses. But now the dirty stinking humans have gone too far. They came with the cursed sun and did the unthinkable – they took all your women!

Yes, while a large portion of the clan was out hunting for food, the humans came with a large party of “adventurers” and they used great magic to kill the few warriors left behind and then – they took captive all the women. No doubt an evil plot to whip out your race! Revenge must be had! The Clan of the White Ham will not stand by and die for these stinking human maggots.

By a small token of fortune, four (to six) of the humans were killed during the raid and their magic weapons and armour have been recovered. The few elders left have decided that an attack on mass would just be a slaughter that the humans wish to see, but a small group, armed with the magic of the humans might be able to sneak into the keep and find the women to rescue them. A group of 4-6 clan members can adventure right back at them! Who will volunteer?

This is not your ordinary campaign. You will play the “monsters” in a game to rescue the princesses and snatch victory from those evil evil vile foul evil humans. Below are four types of monsters you can play and their abilities described in as much detail as you need, you don’t need to worry about HP/AC or To hit as I control them anyway. So it doesn’t matter if you are 1e, 2e, 3e or 4e players, you can play this game. Equipment will be provided in a list of stuff taken from the dead and you can divide it up as you see fit. If you choose Orogs or Hobgryl, I will provide more details on spells. There are no half Orog half dragons. Stick to the list please.

Now although you are playing monsters, this is not an evil campaign. In fact, you are the good guys and the humans are the evil creatures. So if you are thinking of backstabbing and killing party members – go elsewhere. You will put aside differences and work together to rescue the women. As well you should work on a “personality” for your character monster as even the lowliest of orcs have dreams and ambitions. You would have a name and reason for volunteering.

I would like to see some new players in this game to give them a chance to play but I will see how recruitment goes. This is a one shot adventure only. I can’t see the characters developing a love for adventuring and going forth. After all, you need to repopulate the clan!

The “Subraces” of the White Ham Clan

Boggles – You are warrior! You like big weapons with sharp edges or lots of spikey things. You crash through humans like … a big crashy thing. Thinking is for leaders and you can’t lead because there are humans to kill.
Look like: 7-8 feet tall, brown fur, leathery hide, muscles (Bugbear)
Best stat: Strength (Kill!)
Good Stat: Constitution (No hurt me!)
Bad Stat: Wisdom (Huh?)
Really Bad Stat: Intelligence (Huh?)
Weapon use: Any (really…you’d use a cow as a weapon if it was close by)
Armour: Any – you’d wrap horse barding around you
AC/HP: Take lots of damage and still keep going
Skills: Your basic fighter with lots of HP

Orog – You are one with the gods of orcs. You chat with them daily and even have a few over for an ale once in awhile. You can cast spells that heal and make fire and spiritual stuff. You are a natural leader and your people respect you.
Looks Like: 5-6 feet tall, Grey fur, pale skin, thin (Orc Shaman)
Best stat: Wisdom (You talk to gods)
Good Stat: Charisma (You are a leader)
Bad Stat: Constitution (You hang around a lot of sick people)
Really Bad Stat: Strength ( you pray a lot instead of working out)
Weapon use: Single handed only
Armour: Nothing heavier than chain, shield allowed
AC/HP: Not that tough but you can stand a hit or two
Skills: Shaman/Cleric

Shulls – You are the scouts and recon of your clan. You are sneaky, hide well and enjoy a good unprotected back to put a dagger in. You aren’t a toe to toe fighter that a boggle is and you often get killed but you can regenerate so it isn’t that bad.
Looks Like: 3-4 feet tall, green rubbery skin, sunken eyes (small troll)
Best stat: Dexterity (Sneaky sneaky)
Good Stat: Intelligence (You know stuff)
Bad Stat: Strength (there is a reason why you sneak)
Really Bad Stat: Charisma (You are ugly! No really.)
Weapon use: Dagger, short sword, short bow
Armour: Leather only, no shields
AC/HP: Thank the gods you regenerate cause you die a lot.
Skills: Rogue/Thief

Hobgryls – You are dark and mysterious. You can bend the laws of physics and the universe in your hands. Well, you can cast spells (Mana: 5, lvl 2) and stuff that no one else can. So there!
Size: 4-5 feet tall, Reddish skin, hairless, Big jaws (hobgoblinish)
Best stat: Intelligence (You are smart)
Good Stat: Dexterity (you need coordination to cast spells)
Bad Stat: Strength (You need to lift books only)
Really Bad Stat: Wisdom (you blow stuff up for fun)
Weapon use: Staff and dagger only
Armour: No armour! Or Shields. Fur and robe only
AC/HP: You like to have a few boggles to hang around, behind them
Skills: Mage

Posted on 2011-08-09 at 18:01:34.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: ack

You are going to make me draw another map aren't you?

Posted on 2011-08-09 at 17:03:59.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: It's coming soon

I hope to post tonight.

Posted on 2011-08-09 at 13:04:47.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: a short post to get everyone moving

Destiny broke atmo with ease and it was good to be in the black again. The wine barrels were tied down to the floor of the cargo bay with tension straps to make sure they didn't shift suddenly. The last thing you needed was a barrel to break in flight. Not that these were flimsy wooden barrels but any stretch of the imagination. They probably could take a lot of tussle.

Everyone goes to their stations as always, except the doctor who seems to be restless. As you start to go to burn, she is wandering up to where the passenger rooms are, not saying why.

Jon, Jason, Ken and Tess are on the bridge as you put distance between the planet of Greenleaf and yourselves. Nice, well paying job of delivering wine to Osiris - this could all go quite smoothly.

Suddenly, the sensors light up on Tess screen. She flicks the switches and put the proximity detector on a side screen. There was a alliance cruiser coming up from behind them, matching speed. Tess quickly checked the pulse and the name "Erikson" pops up - special detachment to the federal marshalls.

Tess looks a question to the Captain. run or not? It hadn't hailed them or tried to catch up.

Just then the doctor stuck her head into the room. "Umm Guys....I think I found something that you need to see. Might want to call Grace as well, we'll need her."

Posted on 2011-08-09 at 02:21:09.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: Equipment

This is the comprehensive list of equipment you are carrying. Now since i screwed up and lst track of some of it, I will let you re-distribute the stuff before the next combat begins. Once we are in agreement, I will change the characters sheets to reflect what you have.

In the beginning everyone had (some added a gun or two)

A) Helmet
Jacket/Pants (Reinforced)
Jump Boots
Pistol Belt
.45 Caliber Pistol with holster (one clip loaded, two extra)
First Aid Pouch w/ Carlisle Bandage
Fighting Knife w/ M8 Scabbard
M1A1 Carbine w/ Folding Stock (1 clip loaded, 4 clips extra)
2 Canteen w/ Cover
Gas Detection Armband
Musette Bag
Entrenching Tool
Paratrooper Gloves
Fragmentation Grenade
Supplemental tie-on First Aid Kit
Carbine Ammo Pouch


B: One .45 Caliber Pistol with holster (one clip loaded, two extra)
1 Thompson SMG w/5 clips/1 loaded 4 extra)
Fighting Knife w/ M8 Scabbard
Jacket/Pants (Reinforced)
Jump Boots
First Aid Pouch w/ Carlisle Bandage
2 Canteens w/ Cover
Gas Detection Armband
Musette Bag
Entrenching Tool
Paratrooper Gloves (fingerless at the tips)
Fragmentation Grenade
Supplemental tie-on First Aid Kit
Thompson Ammo pouch (The 4 extra clips here)

From dead GI's of Mission
One Colt M1911A1
Two M1A1 Carbines w/ Folding Stock
One Thompson SMG
Two rifle pouches holding five magazines each (so ten in total)
Five colt handgun clips
Two 50 round drums for Thompson
Four fragmentation grenades
A compass
A musette bag
Six K-rations
Two Supplemental tie-on First Aid Kit

1930's Sauer 12g double barreled shotgun, two boxes of 12 double aught buck shells (so 24 in total). (Brutal)
few match boxes, some candles, a bar of soap, a silver hip flask, and some iodine.
a 1917 Beholla 7.65mm automatic pistol with a separate 7 round mag and a box of 100 rounds (7 missing). (Doc)
a pair of Carl Zeiss Jena Binoculars 8 X 24 with leather carrying case.

One SS dress uniform
One SS field uniform
Two black overcoats, leather
Numerous civilian clothing items (Shirts, pants, socks, undies, etc)
Numerous large knives, cleavers and bonesaws.
One luger with one full clip (8 rds)
One MP40 (Schmeisser) with three full clips (32)
One Gewehr 98 rifle (old -1898, but well cared for, holds five rounds) with 100 rounds in box
One hunting crossbow with 8 quarrels (one in major)

On Dead Major
One blood stained uniform
One luger with a full clip
Wallet ($100 RM, some ID)
Keys to car, briefcase and cabin

One briefcase locked, paperwork inside and two spare clips for Lugar

Three G41 rifles with six 10 rounds clips, two of the clips have 6 rounds left
A Schmeisser with two 32 rd mags (one missing three)
2 packs of swiss made cigarettes (two were ruined by blood and mud)
Three bayonets with metal belt holsters

A tool kit with various tools (Hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, hacksaw)
Two bottles of booze labeled "weinbrand", one full and one half gone
Three "Torches" (heavy flashlights - all working)
A logbook of shifts and observation, written in german

You have used
Three full clips for Thompson (in all)
1.5 clips for G41's
Two shot gun shells
Two grenades

Posted on 2011-08-09 at 02:00:49.
Edited on 2011-08-09 at 02:01:15 by Alacrity

Topic: Escape From Castle Rautenberg
Subject: You are in the castle proper now

“Will destroying the items also close this portal you’re speaking of?” The captain asked.

Greta laughed briefly, "In theory. Please understand Captain that all I tell you is in theory and conjecture alone. Until a few moments ago, even I believed they only existed in the imagination of madmen. I am glad that you are so resolved gentlemen."

With Brutal on point, the unit moved into the next room. The room is a large entry hall, with a great stairs to the left, a hallway to your right and another set of bronze covered double doors across the 40 foot expanse of the room. Cobwebs hang from dust covered columns, illuminated by a few electric bulbs hung from ancient iron scones. Stone gargoyles stare down at you from a rim-ledge along the domed ceiling. Cracked and faded frescos are covered by years and years of decay.

On the floor of the room are two German soldiers, very dead and dismembered. You could swear that just for a second you heard pipe organs playing but it may have been a trick of the wind, like the trick of the shadows that made the gargoyles seem to shift.

... and then they move again and you realize this is no trick of the light.

Suddenly eight sets of glowing red eyes snap open and stare at you like you were the main course of the dinner. They take flight to swoop upwards and then plunge towards you, dark talons at the ready.

OOC: The room is approximately 40 by 40 with a 20 foot wide corridor branching to the right of the main doors for another 30 feet. The stairway to the left goes up into darkness.

Posted on 2011-08-09 at 01:40:59.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: vacation

Been on vacation. No wifi really. Will start posting again Monday

Posted on 2011-08-05 at 13:06:59.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: vacation

Been on vacation. No wifi really. Will start posting again Monday

Posted on 2011-08-05 at 13:06:32.

Topic: Castle Rautenberg Q n A
Subject: vacation

Been on vacation. No wifi really. Will start posting again Monday

Posted on 2011-08-05 at 13:06:11.

Topic: Suggest a Myth
Subject: ok

Apparently my daughter understand this issue better than I. I see a rant coming.....

Posted on 2011-07-29 at 20:43:24.

Topic: Suggest a Myth
Subject: Magcial boys?

What do you mean by magical boys/girls? I see lots of them in Anime.

Posted on 2011-07-29 at 18:09:24.

Topic: Suggest a Myth
Subject: Suggest a Myth


If you have a D&D myth that you'd like Alacrity and Bromern to break, let us know here.

Can be from any RPG game, not just D&D. Space, western, zombie, vampire - you name it. You can also suggest ones from Video Games and Anime/Manga as well. Heck, the sky is the limit if we can find something funny about it.

Upcoming episodes will include:

Fighting with Two swords at once
Examining certain classic "rooms" in old modules (were they possible or not)
Never touch another man's dice

We'd love to hear from you.

Posted on 2011-07-29 at 12:31:12.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: direct line

If you have a question for Robert, may I suggest you direct it to Robert. It is not for me to discuss the reasons and motives of others.

Posted on 2011-07-29 at 12:05:38.

Topic: RPG Myth Breakers #6 - Crouching Tiger, Creeping Undies
Subject: Thank you

I know that Lance and I appreciate all the input.

Posted on 2011-07-29 at 03:03:11.

Topic: RPG Myth Breakers #6 - Crouching Tiger, Creeping Undies
Subject: woohoo!

Thank you Olan for the long hard work in setting it up.

Yes, Lance and I are going to try to keep this going with monthly updates. Hey, we are two guys with families so monthly is pretty good for us.

Hope you enjoy and if you have a myth you want the Alacrity/Bromern treatment - submit it to me by email or pm.

Roger (Alacrity)

Posted on 2011-07-28 at 15:49:08.

Topic: Captain America: What Did You Think?
Subject: saw it

I enjoyed the movie. Not sure I would say it is the best but it was enjoyable. I am glad that They didn't try to modernize it and kept the world war II theme. I enjoyed how the movie played with the American propaganda from WWII and fit it all in.

Now I never read a Captain America in my life and I have no issues of CA in my collection. (I collected DC) So I didn't know what to expect and had no pre-conceived notion.

One piece of script writing really struck me in the movie. Abraham Erskine said to Steve Rogers “People forget that the first country the Nazis invaded was their own.” That is often overlooked in the movies, and I was glad to see it said.

Curious if they can pull off the Avengers without losing the audience. It is a lot of players to share a screen with special effects.

Posted on 2011-07-28 at 12:13:06.

Topic: Debate: Spell Immunities
Subject: nothing new

Yes then story has been done many times by Vance, Moorcock, Tolkien, Wagner and to some degree Eddings. You can even go older than that with Beowulf poem and the Nowell codex as well as Authurian legends.

However, I wasn't looking to discuss my campaign, I was looking for feelings on "cheating" with magic that defy innate spell immunities.

I thank everyone for their input. I appreciate the comments made and enjoyed the back and forth discussion.

Posted on 2011-07-28 at 11:53:45.

Topic: Captain America: What Did You Think?
Subject: tonight

I am seeing it tonight. Anyone know if there is any clips at the end of the credits? Marvel usually does but Xmen First Class had nothing.

Posted on 2011-07-27 at 18:22:12.


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