Saturday, December 29, 2007

Magic Item Compendium Index

— Matt Harris @ 4:47 pm

I purchased the 3.5 Magic Item Compendium shortly after it came out. It is a wonderful product, but it can be hard to find a specific items. While it has several indexes, they are by type of item and cost. There is no simple item index by name.

Mid-December, I typed up an alphabetical item index in pdf format.

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12/07/07 D&D Game Session

— Matt Harris @ 4:22 pm

Journal entries covering the December 7, 2007 session. We assaulted a camp of 300 goblins and associated monsters. A totally fun game session.

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11/17/07 D&D Game Session

— Matt Harris @ 4:19 pm

I have finally posted the recap for the November 17, 2007 session.

I don’t know why I didn’t post this earlier. It has been done for more than a month.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Realism in D&D – Skills, NPC Class Levels & Encumbrance

— Matt Harris @ 7:20 pm

My DM at one of the current campaigns I am in posted the following links to his yahoo group:

D&D: Calibrating Your Expectations

Encumbrance

Don’t know if I agree with everything presented, but a very thought provoking post, a least for D&D players.

As a DM, one of the things I found the most difficult was making time and consumables meaningful. Earlier editions, with their 10 minute turns, made time pass much more quickly. This would cause torches to burn out, supplies to be eaten, etc.

3rd edition uses 6 second turns – characters can explore in a couple of hours what would have taken a day or two in previous editions. While more realistic, I just found it harder to track time. Lots of guestimating on if a spell had ended, etc. and supplies never seemed to run out in a dungeon.

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