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Fourth Edition: Critical Hit or Fumble?

Posted by Todd on August 24, 2007

Yes, the folks at Wizards of the Coast announced the upcoming arrival of D&D v4.0 at GenCon, and the oline world of gamers is a-buzz about it.  So why not chime in?

First, let’s get our “facts” straight, by means of links to what I would consider reliable sources on the topic. 

The first place to look should be Wizards’ own site.  The next best place to take it all in could very well be  In a series of videos, you can see the presentation that Wizards gave at GenCon, and some behind the scenes interviews.  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  etc.  Of course, it may be possible that they are a bit biased, as it is their product that they are pimping. 

EN World has an entire page dedicated to the latest scoop on 4e that though admittedly not a direct source from Wizards, does give many insights and “insider info” to consider.

Since we won’t see it until May of 08, everything is based on speculation, even the stuff coming from WotC  because it’s so far off who knows what they’ll change their mind about.

From my perspective, it’s a  double-edged sword either way (nevermind the pun). Here’s my quick and dirty: Read the rest of this entry »


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I Finally WON!

Posted by Todd on August 5, 2007

   Gobber Battle Report

Check it out!  The Family sat down on Saturday for a game of one-on-ones, me vs. Tracy, and Becca vs. Stef.  And I actually won a game of Warmachine.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Adventure Design Forms and GM Screen are ready for Download!

Posted by Todd on July 31, 2007

As mentioned in posts before, I have been working on a conversion of the Dungeon Masters Design Kit in MS Excel.  It is now ready and online.  Here it is!

As an extra special bonus prize, I have uploaded my own GM Screen, also in Excel.  It consists of a three-panel Player’s side (with all of the info players are likely to need) and a series of six panels for the Dungeonmaster.  I recommend laminating the player panels as single sided pages, and the DM panels as double-sided pages.  The way I use them is in a double-sided three-panel pocket screen, (like this) with the player sides facing out. The DM sides (being double sided) are reversible, depending if you are planning an adventure or playing the game.

I hope you enjoy!


EDIT:  Due to sad circumstances, the files no longer exist on the server linked to above.  For this I apologize.  Also, I no longer maintain this blog.  However, I DO maintain this one, and if you contact me there, I can get the files to you…

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4000 points in Seven Days

Posted by Todd on July 31, 2007

So what happens when the whole family decided to sit down to a 1000 point (each) megabattle on a Saturday night?  You have a warfare situation that consumes your dining room table until the following Friday night, that’s what!  Maybe some more experienced players (the guys who know every rule in and out and exactly what all of their units do and what they want them to do) can finish a game like that in an evening.   For us, the eight rounds of destruction took seven evenings of play.  But when we decide we want to cut our teeth and learn the rules, we commit!  (Even if it costs us our sanity for a week…)

Before I get into the “8 rounds in seven days” breakdown, I’ll let you in on the army lists: Read the rest of this entry »

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Roll Damage! « Stuff Peasie Made

Posted by Todd on July 8, 2007

Roll Damage! « Stuff Peasie Made

Because anyone can buy a plushie d4, but can you make one?

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