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by Michael Silverbane
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Campaign Frameworks
Topic: [GURPS] Wrathchild / Winter's FW v2 (BETA)
Replies: 78
Views: 30536

Re: [GURPS] Wrathchild / Winter's FW v2 (BETA)

So, there's an ongoing discussion on the GURPS forum about VTTs here which includes this comment from Douglas Cole, as well as some other discussion that indicates that SJG has some interest in either opening up their online policy to be more VTT friendly or making specific exceptions for VTT use. I...
by Michael Silverbane
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: D&D 3.5/Pathfinder 1e Campaign Macros
Topic: [Pathfinder] TR's Toolbar v1
Replies: 47
Views: 28590

Re: [Pathfinder] TR's Toolbar v1

This is great! Thanks!
by Michael Silverbane
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undead with bad smell / frightening presence
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: Undead with bad smell / frightening presence

It is very difficult to "frighten" player characters. D&D, Pathfinder, et. al. boils down encounters into mathematical formulas. That is particularly true for newer editions of D&D, where streamlined mechanics have cause many previously mysterious elements to become known quantiti...
by Michael Silverbane
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undead with bad smell / frightening presence
Replies: 5
Views: 1263

Re: Undead with bad smell / frightening presence

I think that D&D is a game where daring adventurers essay catacombs to slay eldritch monstrosities and loot ancient treasures from tombs as their occupation, occasionally saving the world as a side effect of that. Walking (or talking or dancing) corpses don't strike me as any more dangerous or f...
by Michael Silverbane
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Macros
Topic: strfind() - doesn't like my regexes
Replies: 15
Views: 1499

Re: strfind() - doesn't like my regexes

Tables with specific and (ostensibly) unusual results like that work better if you replace the entry after it is used. There are a lot of tables like that in Vornheim, and this is specifically called out in that book. I had never thought of replacing the used table entries upon use before that. But ...
by Michael Silverbane
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Macros
Topic: strfind() - doesn't like my regexes
Replies: 15
Views: 1499

Re: strfind() - doesn't like my regexes

Not quite. There is a lot of complexity (or the potential for a lot of complexity) baked into GURPS, but it doesn't refer to tables as much as Rolemaster does. I would say that there are maybe a dozen or so tables spread throughout the GURPS game, but mostly, you'll be referring to only four of them...
by Michael Silverbane
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: D&D 3.5/Pathfinder 1e Campaign Macros
Topic: [Pathfinder] TR's Toolbar v1
Replies: 47
Views: 28590

Re: [Pathfinder] TR's Toolbar v1

I see that this framework hasn't been updated or commented on in a while, but I thought that I would just say that I am recently returned to MapTool after a long hiatus, and that this toolbar framework is really excellent. I managed to add days to the Time Format, with the following [h: "/*** A...
by Michael Silverbane
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D&D and Talent Trees
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Merlin's Workshop has a thing called Classically Modern, which has a great deal of the D&D material converted into a more d20 Modern-like format, including having many of the D&D class abilities converted into feats or talents. You can find it here . It doesn't look like there have been any ...
by Michael Silverbane
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online vs. Face-to-Face
Replies: 10
Views: 733

I vastly prefer to play face to face, whenever possible. Sometimes, however, that is just not possible... Or, its not possible to play with the people that I want to play with face to face. I've got some very good friends that I really enjoy gaming with, and many of them are strewn to the four winds...
by Michael Silverbane
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Lack of faces - how do you check on your game?
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Asking! Don't be afraid to ask later and individually if they were having fun, point out to some specifics "did you like..." "I noticed you were pretty quiet when..." Just make sure not to get defensive if they point something out - you do that once and you can't count on them b...
by Michael Silverbane
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Reducing memory load?
Replies: 5
Views: 616

The easiest way, I would say, would be to use tokens to store your character information in. Instead of 'texting' the character information onto the 'character sheet', you'd type it into the notes section of the token, or paybe fill in the properties section with the pertinent info. If you are using...
by Michael Silverbane
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Session Report-Back
Topic: Goblins Will Totally Eat You
Replies: 18
Views: 2214

I am getting ready to run the next session of my game on Sunday... And I am starting to build up some player resources within the campaign. One of the campaign file's maps is called the PCs Playground. It is a place for the PCs to keep their tokens (since I'm running 1.2, its not possible for them t...
by Michael Silverbane
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Session Report-Back
Topic: Goblins Will Totally Eat You
Replies: 18
Views: 2214

Thats pretty cool. Does it lag when you run it? Thats the problem I am having, though that may be down to the fact that I am using the latest development build. There was a little bit of lag when I had the characters visions set high (around 200 feet or so). So I cut their visions down to 60 feet, ...
by Michael Silverbane
Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Session Report-Back
Topic: Goblins Will Totally Eat You
Replies: 18
Views: 2214

And dang, I need to make a simple way to copy all those macros and properties directly into a token instead of having to type it That would be awesome. I usually come up with the stat-blocks and macros on openoffice when I'm at work. The stat-blocks copy into the GM notes area just fine, of course,...
by Michael Silverbane
Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Session Report-Back
Topic: Goblins Will Totally Eat You
Replies: 18
Views: 2214

Goblins Will Totally Eat You

I've been meaning to put up a thread in here for quite some time about the campaign that I've been running online using Maptool. It is a (slightly modified) D&D 3.5 game, using Maptool 1.2b32. I just ran the fourteenth session of the campaign, in which the players (a Dwarf Fighter, a Human Scout...

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