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About SirUkpyr

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    Omaha NE


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    Started playing D&D before the "Player's Handbook" even existed when I was 16, and have been playing ever since.
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    Running Pendragon, Adventures in Middle Earth (Cubicle Games), Traveller, and Bunnies & Burrows (Frog God Games) - Playing Bushido, d6 Star Wars, D&D - love Call of Cthulhu
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  1. Gorgeous art!! What exactly will the Codex Mirabilis cover?
  2. Finally finished the Red Blade adventure, as we had to skip our November game due to *life*. They find Pig-Boy, and decide that he should not be killed by his father, so they get him into the stables and disguise him as one of their squires - then have some of their squires ride out of the castle to go hide about half-days ride past the first hamlet they had encountered. King Cadwalader returns with his victorious "army", and when the ruckus begins to "find Pig-Boy!" - the players come out of the guest house, armed and armored, and loudly proclaim that they had helped Pig-Boy to escape so he would not be killed. Evil king screams "kill those miscreants and FIND PIG BOY!!" - at which point one PK takes a spear and throws it at the king - critting - and killing him with one shot. Some of the knights and warriors attack the PKs, while a few try and get to the Red Death Blade, but one PK is faster and grabs it. Fast forward - PKs have taken Pig Boy to the Castle of the Crane, where one of them tells King Garan "I think all of Cadwalader's son's were named Pig Boy - since he planned to eat them". It was a fantastic game. They are thinking of giving the cool sword to the PK with the lowest sword skill, as there is little point in having a 30 Sword Skill if you cannot crit.
  3. When I had the PKs going through Anglia on an adventure (part of the whole Camille and the Saxon Rebellion), we had one PK with a Hate Saxon of 20 who saw nothing wrong with how the Angles were being treated. The "low-life saxon rat-scum deserve to be starved to death". Other PKs disagreed, and as one of them was an RTK that RTK-PK basically told the Duke that the rebellion was his own fault for treating the Saxon's so inhumanely, dishonorably, and unchivalrously. A few passion and trait rolls later, Duke Hervis is challenging the RTK to a duel of honor to the death - the RTK pointing out that as they are both RTKs they cannot fight to the death - the Duke fumbling his "prudent" and renouncing his being an RTK - and the RTK then killing the Duke in the judicial challenge. Then - after all that - and much very good RP - the RTK in question replaces Duke Hervis - and now gets to clean up the mess and retire as an active PK. Much fun was had by all, and the PK who started it all rolling with his super-high hate saxon then proceeded to go "hmmm - maybe I need to lower that passion just a bit".*laughs*
  4. *Laughs* Am already running the Quest of the Red Blade, and plan on running the CoC adventure as well. THEY ROCK!!
  5. Where would one find the free download for 7th Sea? I tried to find it in the 7th Sea forum, but could not find a link to the download. Does anyone have a link?
  6. I would disagree. While the Book of Armies is more useful when used with Book of Battle, even by itself it can be useful in terms of figuring out who the PKs are facing during any round of battle. It creates good flavor text for the GM to use.
  7. While I agreed with Greg's basic idea that being recognized as "Chivalrous" should be more difficult than reaching the *80 threshold in 6 traits* - I did not think it should require all of the traits to be *at* 16, especially as we have chivalric knights who were pagan in canon. I set the threshold at 90 points amongst all 6 traits, and it seems to have worked out fairly well.
  8. Oh lots of very cool information. Thanks Tizun Thane for mentioning both Dragons of Britain and Saxons, as I have both! This group went through the Gorbudok the Fiend in the Forest Sauvage (or however it is all spelled) before, so another fiend might not make them blink as much. We will see.
  9. Thanks again to both Morien (for which book to look in) and to Atgxtg for good ideas. I'm thinking that if the PKs are smart they will taunt his honor to the point where his men start going "is he really as strong as he says he is". Most times, a bully is a coward at heart, so if the PKs can kill enough of his people while taunting his honor, they may be able to cause the robber baron's own men to start deserting. The points about time and money will be fun to watch.
  10. One comment they made was... "well - if he's not getting food - he will have to surrender" - so I'm thinking they might try and starve him out. They just killed the dragon and are feeling very "we got this!" - so it should be interesting. Thanks muchly for the "Oxford" reminder - I may acquire the 4th edition PDF to check out the "longer version" which Atgxtg mentioned. Morien, thanks also for the "depends how difficult" comment. I'm going to make them work for it, but if are smart they will be able to weaken him sufficiently to succeed.
  11. Hello everyone! My PKs have heard that a nearby castle (Paincastle near Hay in the Adventure of the Dolorous Wyrm in Savage Mountains) is run by a robber baron, and they want to go deal with him. Now I've got the information on what type of castle he has (Motte & Bailey with wooden palisade, stone keep, and a stone tower guarding the gatehouse), but I've no idea what the Baron himself (titled the "Lord of Pain") would be like, outside of a cruel mean dude. Are there any published adventures which deal with "robber barons"? How many men would he have? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Et Arthur est servitium SirUkpyr
  12. I had found that, but was more wondering whether the material was going to find a more permanent place than the "web.archive.com" site? Perhaps Chaosium could find a home for the material found there? For those who are interested, The Stafford Codex can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20181126234708/http://www.staffordcodex.com/ .
  13. I tried to access Greg's Pendragon page (gspendragon.com), but found it is gone. Now, since he has passed, I am not shocked the site has gone down. Rather, I wondered where all the lovely articles may have moved to? thanks. SirUkpyr
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