May132013
Me and a few buddies played Call of Cthulhu as a birthday treat on saturday. I’ve noticed a few things about CoC and Its ability to scare people.
I have also noticed that the same players who, in d&d, blunder in at every oppertunity and hack and slash everything that moves, In CoC become more reserved, more patient. They do not desire action and adventure because action and adventure, more often than not, lead to madness and death.
That is the Greatness of CoC, players feel threatened before they have even stepped foot into the haunted manse, or the unknown temple. Then the game lures them into a false security with friendly NPC’s and long peroids of quiet and research. Only to deal the hammer blow at the end.
No other game does it quite like the Call of Cthulhu.

Me and a few buddies played Call of Cthulhu as a birthday treat on saturday. I’ve noticed a few things about CoC and Its ability to scare people.

I have also noticed that the same players who, in d&d, blunder in at every oppertunity and hack and slash everything that moves, In CoC become more reserved, more patient. They do not desire action and adventure because action and adventure, more often than not, lead to madness and death.

That is the Greatness of CoC, players feel threatened before they have even stepped foot into the haunted manse, or the unknown temple. Then the game lures them into a false security with friendly NPC’s and long peroids of quiet and research. Only to deal the hammer blow at the end.

No other game does it quite like the Call of Cthulhu.

May72013
Im very flattered that someone thinks i can draw this well. No im more into drawing maps and landscapes myself.
These beautiful pieces of art are by Federico Musetti
http://federicomusetti.deviantart.com/
Please have a look at his portraits, they are absolutly stunning.

Im very flattered that someone thinks i can draw this well. No im more into drawing maps and landscapes myself.

These beautiful pieces of art are by Federico Musetti

http://federicomusetti.deviantart.com/

Please have a look at his portraits, they are absolutly stunning.

3PM

To all my followers, thankyou for viewing and taking the time to hit that little button. Thankyou for getting my pokey little blog to 100 followers!

In return here is some awesome pathfinder art, enjoy!

xxxxxxx

May52013
Hey guys All of session one podcast is up. Please listen comment, give us some feedback. We so very much want to hear from you and in return, Goblin!
https://soundcloud.com/natural20productions/session-1-part-3

Hey guys All of session one podcast is up. Please listen comment, give us some feedback. We so very much want to hear from you and in return, Goblin!

https://soundcloud.com/natural20productions/session-1-part-3

12AM
April292013
Last night a few friends and I took on the playtest for D&D next and ventured toward the caves of Chaos. Overall we found the system entertaining. The symplistic style of the rules hides a more complex underbelly full of interesting ways to construct a character. Obviously the system is not finished and there was a very funny moment when the Wizard cast sleep over the entire party and 9 Kobolds and then preceded to cut the heads off each Kobold in turn. 3d8 hit dice affected and no save? What kind of horseshit is that? A goddamn Titan could rock up and challenge the players to a duel, the hollow boned wizard steps forward and says “Lets go, you and me. Mono a Mono.” 
The Titan lets out a mighty laugh, raises his gigantic waraxe and prepairs to cleave the tiny whelp into oblivion. At that moment the wizard blows a handful of sparkly dust into the titans face and the mighty warlord falls to the ground asleep as the rest of the party chop him into bitesize chunks. NO, i say, NO!
So as i say D&D next, work in progress. Overall though i like what i’m seeing. Apart from a sleepy titan.

Last night a few friends and I took on the playtest for D&D next and ventured toward the caves of Chaos. Overall we found the system entertaining. The symplistic style of the rules hides a more complex underbelly full of interesting ways to construct a character. Obviously the system is not finished and there was a very funny moment when the Wizard cast sleep over the entire party and 9 Kobolds and then preceded to cut the heads off each Kobold in turn. 3d8 hit dice affected and no save? What kind of horseshit is that? A goddamn Titan could rock up and challenge the players to a duel, the hollow boned wizard steps forward and says “Lets go, you and me. Mono a Mono.” 

The Titan lets out a mighty laugh, raises his gigantic waraxe and prepairs to cleave the tiny whelp into oblivion. At that moment the wizard blows a handful of sparkly dust into the titans face and the mighty warlord falls to the ground asleep as the rest of the party chop him into bitesize chunks. NO, i say, NO!

So as i say D&D next, work in progress. Overall though i like what i’m seeing. Apart from a sleepy titan.

(Source: community.wizards.com)

April282013
OMG! Its Clement Valistern!

OMG! Its Clement Valistern!

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April242013

wizarddevon asked: I generally go for arcane casters or high damage melee fighters, but I can play anything but a cleric. In general my characters are pretty outlandish mechanically (rogue/wizards with better stealth than higher-level pure rogues, barbarians whose damage at level 2 ranges from 16-132, or a totemist from 3.5 that got run out of so many towns for being a complete freak), but the background stories are usually pretty tame. I just really enjoy finding every alternate rule I can to make *the* character

Hmmm *the* character, i once ran a Forgotten Realms campaign in which i made the mistake of saying “Go mad, make the most badass character you can possibly make!”

Big mistake, my brother made a Psyonic character that could summon a muscular mole to do battle along side him. No joke this mole was like 10ft tall and built like a brick shit house. It could deal like 50 dmg a round and knock down walls all at lvl10. Another player made a Cancer mage, and i think that this class is the most broken fucking class in d&d aside from Psyonic classes. He could infect any living thing that he touched with horrible viruses drawn from the book of vile darkness, so stuff like red fester and warp touch. He also had a Cancerous companion that could inflict the same horrible shit on people. Ive seen all manner of broken characters dude but the cancer mage takes the shit biscuit!

So much fun though and so funny to watch other players succumb to his horrible viruses!

Seriously though check out the diseases in Forgotten Realms, they are no joke: http://www.realmshelps.net/monsters/specialability.shtml

3PM

wizarddevon asked: When you're a player instead of a DM, do you have any particular classes (or even just types of classes) that you prefer playing as? Do you generally stick with fairly standard characters, or do you prefer outlandish ones?

I love outlandish characters, for instance my current character is called Conrad. he’s an elf who has lived amongst humans for most of his life. On an ill fated expedition to an ancient forgotten vault in the middle of a horrible acidic bog he happened across an artifact of great power, a stone, which held within it a being of immense magical power called Casadin. Conrad bonded with this evil outsider, heart and soul, in exchange for a portion of its awesome power.

He spent the early part of the campaign as a coward hiding from combat and stealing the loot before the dust had settled. He had a lot of gambling debts to pay off. When Casadin weakened so did Conrad and so he was forced to kill innocent people to feed the hungry creature inside him lest both of them perish. But Casadin had tricked Conrad. The weakness and pain that Conrad had felt was a ruse concocted by the Outsider to make Conrad bring him fresh energy. 

So it came to be that Conrad punished Casadin by forcing the Demon away into a Magical cage within his mind.

Since then Conrad has worked ceaselessly to redeem himself and has worked to become a force for good in the world. But you cant take the sleaze out of the Elf and he still has a streak of roguishness to him.

Due to circumstances beyond his control (Dying) Conrad has since been reincarnated as a Fox person or Kitsune. He also once stole a kiss from Desna the goddess of Luck!

At the moment he is a 3rd level Wizard, 3rd level rogue and a 7th level arcane trickster. 

What about you dude? Do you have a favourite character style?

1PM
Will be playtesting d&d next on sunday. Hopefully going to be doing an interview with some of the players to get their first reactions to the game. Has anyone else played this or tested it? Is there anything i should watch out for as a DM with regards to broken rules and possible exploits?

Will be playtesting d&d next on sunday. Hopefully going to be doing an interview with some of the players to get their first reactions to the game. Has anyone else played this or tested it? Is there anything i should watch out for as a DM with regards to broken rules and possible exploits?

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