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Give in to the Inner Geek

Okay. The time has come - I can fight the dark powers no longer.

Today I go to Mind Games. Today I buy the third of the Core Book series for DnD 3rd Ed - the Monster Manual. Today I gaze longingly at the Planescape suppliments, and may even be lured into purchasing them by their siren songs.

Today I buy dice.

I have hidden my shame long enough. For too long the Players Guide and Dungeon Masters Guide have sat idle on my bookshelf gathering dust, used only to check up the movement rate of horses and carts travelling down a road.

From Dungeons and Dragons (1st Ed.) I came, to Dungeons and Dragons (3rd Ed.) I shall return.

My plan - to learn the rules, at least in a simplified form, and write a campaign arc. My tools - The main rule books and the Neverwinter Nights Toolset Editor (for maps and such). My methods - who knows? My players - as yet undecided.

For once and for all, I shall run a DnD campaign, and I will not allow it to be shit.

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drzero
Feb. 2nd, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
That speech required something uplifting and regal, or quite possibly Tim Brooke Taylor putting "Land Of Hope And Glory" on the gramophone. Have fun :)
tarleon
Feb. 2nd, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
Noooo!!! ;-)
delwyn
Feb. 2nd, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
Monsters Terrorize Villagers
"...and there was much rejoicing in the streets as the level 0 commoners saw the brave party of here-to-fore unknown adventurers stride forth to fight off the sudden influx of bugs and monsters that had mysteriously materialised overnight. This has been Kermit the Frog reporting for Sesame St News."

Sounds like you'll be having a lot of fun :)
barrington
Feb. 2nd, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC)
Planescape
There's only one good Planescape-style supplement for DnD 3 - the Manual of the Planes. Nothing officially Planescape has been published; I'd normally reccommend planewalker.com, and ps3e.com, but they don't seem to be working.

I have the Planescape box set campaign setting, if you want to borrow it.

(Er...I like Planescape too. Well, I say like, more "consider it the only worthwhile setting for DnD".)
paracelsus
Feb. 2nd, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Planescape
I'd recommend myself. I have all the Planescape stuff apart from one or two crappy adventures. Six box sets of the darkest chant this side of the Lady's bladed corset. And, speaking of Her Serene Majesty</i>...

Rebecca, if you're interested I can set you up through Jye or Nicole no doubt. Now you've made me want to play Torment again.
miss_rynn
Feb. 2nd, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Planescape
Thanks (to barrington as well)! At this stange, though, I'm going to run with what's in my head and see where that takes me...
elindal
Feb. 2nd, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
Monster Manual v3.5
Just remember that almost all of the content from the Monster Manual is available free for download from the Wizards of the Coast website.

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=d20/article/srd35

There is only about 4 or 5 monsters missing. I still think the real book is good value though.
taavi
Feb. 2nd, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)
I wanna play!
Cani cani cani? I got this really cool drow fighter/mage/cleric/thief with 19 in everything and a +5 codpiece of gazebo-slaying!

sadly my being in another city prevents this dream from becoming a reality - unless I play the creepily benign cleric-type who shows up with a cryptic riddle every so often but vanishes before the fighting begins...
writingstatic
Feb. 2nd, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC)
Put goblins in it. And also, trejaaah!
fraerie
Feb. 2nd, 2004 11:16 pm (UTC)
If you're interested, there may be a spot in elindal's DnD campaign (playing with Paula, Stephen, myself & APM) alternately, if Nigel has trouble making to game this year, there may be a spot in my Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil campaign... (Elindal, Nigel, Euan, Pauline & Lachlan).

Welcome to the darkside... :)
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