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OK - let's move ALL discussion from now on to our actual Black Hill Games website (which I forgot about).

Start a new THREAD there for every little topic, no matter how small. Keep all info compartmentalised. :)


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Whole 5E Package by ConnorsConnors, 19 Nov 2017 00:11

OH F! I completely forgot - we have a website for BHG don't we? We should be doing all this over there!


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Un-Kaged 1 - Ch9 - COMBAT by ConnorsConnors, 19 Nov 2017 00:09

Alright. First draft completed and uploaded onto the Black Hill Games Projects page for review.


Hanlon's Razor - Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.

Re: Un-Kaged 1 - Ch9 - COMBAT by blairosblairos, 18 Nov 2017 15:55

Have started writing this up, just in a word document. Am putting in some images from the net that are public domain, so if we forget to take them out it won't be a problem.

Primarily using what's on the website at the moment, though rewriting it a little.


Hanlon's Razor - Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.

Re: Un-Kaged 1 - Ch9 - COMBAT by blairosblairos, 18 Nov 2017 08:37

Yes I have all the WotC packs plus a couple from Arcana Games which were free (but some are watermarked, pay to them unwatermarked).

I agree use things that are relevant only


Chaotic Good: Governments should be afraid of their people.

That's why I love these… you don't have to like ALL bands. You still get to see several you like for cheap AND more than likely discover new bands - which you don't really go to live unless part of a festival.

I have 6 bands there I would like to see. (About 1/2 of which I have seen). The Story So Far easily the that I have NOT seen and would love to. Neck Deep too :)

More than 6 that I wouldn't mind checking out… and of course several I don't know, so I don't know. Of course, I am sure I would like a few more if I checked them out.

I would like to go, but putting on hold for the moment :)


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Download Music Festival by ConnorsConnors, 16 Nov 2017 23:28

Awesome.

RE Art.

Definitely PAY for any art we use. I hate paying nothing.

Do you have the Wizards art packs they allow you to use if selling through DMGuild? Obviously their art is very good and there will be plenty of pieces that suit.

On that, I only want to use art that is relevant to what is on the page. Not just fill in pieces everywhere that have nothing to do with content or just to fill a space.


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Have we started putting stuff into Homebrewery?

So far I have just done files for each of the chapters, will be adding more shortly.

Have we worked out how to get it to one big PDF?

There are plenty of online sites that allow you to join PDF's together. How good a job they do remains to be seen (I haven't tried merging any as yet).

Have we got the art packs from DM'sGuild?

Yes I spent quite a bit of time going through and downloading the stock art packs that are available. I also downloaded some from artists who put some up which were "pay what you want". If we do go with any art from those I feel we should at least pay them the "suggested price" even though we technically could use the art for nothing.

There are also a lot of packs that have a purchase price, potentially we may look at using some of those as well.

Also spent some time looking for free stick art for things like "card suits" etc that we could use, but haven't found anything that i felt would suit our needs so far. I will keep looking.


Chaotic Good: Governments should be afraid of their people.

OK, so I asked these Q's hoping people would help with the PDF/layout/art parts, as I have done most of writing here… and I just want to get this done… so…
Have we started putting stuff into Homebrewery?
Have we worked out how to get it to one big PDF?
Have we got the art packs and ready for DMGuild?

These are the reasons I wanted people on board, but we just seem to be delaying already. If these things are not on the go, then I am just going to try and do it all myself when I am home and reports are done.


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Exactly


Chaotic Good: Governments should be afraid of their people.

Re: Bennies by VampreyVamprey, 14 Nov 2017 10:09

Or just alternative inspirations. ;)

ie when you get Inspiration in our game, you draw something random.


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Bennies by ConnorsConnors, 14 Nov 2017 08:04

No all that makes sense, i just put it here if it was an idea for you to develop something for the un caged thing.
As far as Katar and his quest for a flametoungue sword goes, this mechanic sounds cool and something he may do once her has slain his first (of many) dragon.

Re: Requests & Ideas by iannichollsiannicholls, 14 Nov 2017 01:51

I think its fine on the XP page as you can burn them to gain XP at the end of a session after all (kinda).

We should consider changing the name though from Bennies to something else, as Bennies IIRC is derived from Savage Worlds and pertains to something specific in that.

5e However uses "Inspiration", so maybe for Un-Kaged we could look at referring to it as this or calling them "Acts of the Gods" or something else?


Chaotic Good: Governments should be afraid of their people.

Re: Bennies by VampreyVamprey, 14 Nov 2017 01:11

ANyway, let's not fix the rules 'here' in forums. It's on the "to do" page. We need to draft a page for this, THEN discuss any changes.

Will we put on the ALL- XP & Advancement Page or start a new one for Bennies? Bennies are already mentioned on that page is all.


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Bennies by ConnorsConnors, 13 Nov 2017 22:57

I don't think we need a mechanic for this. I have done it many ways.

Anything you talk about above I would allow with some sort of long lasting ritual - probably covered in the 'Creating Magic Items' downtime activity. (We'll need to see that first).

XP would not be a good solitary source for this (esp as we only track to 100 - though of course if you had this in mind you could keep saving without an advance for a long time.

Another reason is, magic items "+"s are rarer in 5E a +3 weapon is like an old +6.

However, I love these things being boons from gods, or magical parts of a story. This is the reason I ask for players' wish lists! If you want a Flametongue and slay the red dragon - what better way of the sword that slew a red dragon becoming a Flametongue? I did this a fair bit with 4E and looking to do so again. (Hence - fill in Wish Lists ;)).

Basically state this is what you want to do and we could develop something :)


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Requests & Ideas by ConnorsConnors, 13 Nov 2017 22:42

years ago, i think it was Dions character from memory, Nyart campaign (Bushstalker). he wielded a spear and was able to infuse his weapon with power to create a magical weapon, then infused further power to upgrade it to generate fire (flametoungue). the mechanic from memory was burning XP to power it. it is an idea that may be worth updating to 5E, Katar may be interested in using this mechanic.

Re: Requests & Ideas - MIs by iannichollsiannicholls, 13 Nov 2017 20:00

I would just have the Adventure Cards as an 'extra idea' note, simply stating you can include any number of different systems you like. You could have another colour count as a stunt point and use the AGE Engine charts if that floats your boat.

I really don't think we need to list as a definite.


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Bennies - Adventure Cards by ConnorsConnors, 13 Nov 2017 11:47

I don't think we need to write a whole new Adventure Card system at this stage. Just put out there we do and other GMs can insert whatever stunt system they like. Given this does not rely upon a set amount of different types of Bennies it matters not.

Just choose the types of bennies you want to include and then select something to represent them. Most 5E DMs would be happy to just stick with Inspiration/Advantage. We can just put it out there we use others.

If there are inquiries or interest, THEN we go down that route.


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Bennies - Adventure Cards by ConnorsConnors, 13 Nov 2017 11:44

There are a HEAP of elemental spells in the the free Elemental Evil Player's Guide. (Have you seen the lists I keep on the D&D Spells Page?). I was doing the Elemental Domains and needed some spells, but there are heaps in that… But I did write 1 Water spell.

Oh, and you will love Xanathar's Guide To Everything. All those elemental spells will be reproduced there. Check those first and then see if there are still gaps ;)


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: Requests & Ideas by ConnorsConnors, 13 Nov 2017 11:40

So? Need to decide on these. I am not sure Armor Penetration would be a great choice with people not using our Properties (or even if they do - a +1 is big). Extra damage probably a better option, but have to be careful with feats like Great Weapon Fighter.

Perhaps the temp hps feature (see below) could go here?

Something rubbing me wrong with this archetype at this stage. Not sure of 15th level feature either. I can't remember if I based that on something, but seems should be limited in use.


“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman

Re: 10th Level Feature by ConnorsConnors, 13 Nov 2017 11:25
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