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Square One

So, I'm back to being tired, bored and 'over' work in general. Hey, at least some things never change.

I'm into heavy Pooh-Bear thinking mode over the whole DnD campaign thang. The one thing I'm finding frustrating thus far is that all of the information I seek is dispersed throughout the four books I have in a fairly even but random pattern - I can remember seeing any given table that I'm looking for, but I can't remember where. Hopefully this will be made a little easier by Jye buying a present for me on the way home... dare I say it... a DM's Screen.

I'm such a colossal nerd.

But I've heard three character concepts so far from people I want to play, and they all seem okay. Well, except for the one that may have me making a new species because the other options are too wonky. Yes, I am looking at you, vorex. ;p

The plans form slowly, however, and I've been quite taken with the back-story for two of my NPCs already. A little too taken, considering I have a campaign to plan out rather than play with their little dramas.

Sigh. Apparently my geekiness knows no bounds.


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Feb. 4th, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC)
Why not just make the tables yourself? TSR themselves say that the sourcebooks are only there "as a guide".
Feb. 4th, 2004 06:05 pm (UTC)
Because I am LAAAAAAAZY!!! So very lazy. Did I mention the laziness?
Feb. 4th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
Laziness is a bad attribute for a DM to have! But it's probably for the best. I drew a map of a city on an A3 sheet of paper once, and it was so cool I could hardly believe it, right down to wells and the quality of water, residential houses and the Random Treasure Tables associated to each one, the daily routes of a few principal NPCs and the time of day they would be there. And what happens? Fuckhead PCs don't even go there! I hate them!
Feb. 4th, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe putting in post it notes for the all the tables and whatnot will help...
Feb. 4th, 2004 06:06 pm (UTC)
Maybe, except that there would them be about a gazillion post-it notes sticking out of all my books, and I'd have to sift through them all anyway...
Feb. 4th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
I thought the point of 3rd edition was to get rid of >50% of the tables...
Feb. 4th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Vegemite
Yes, it did. However - there are still oodles of tables and such in the books which you have to wade through. Granted, a lot of them are not too important to your average game (I mean, how often do you really need to worry about the turn by turn effects of smoke inhalation?), but the useful ones are buried in large masses of text and huge quantities of not too useful info.
Feb. 5th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
this may help

then again it may not

but it does add an additional layer of geekiness to the mix :)

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