Monthly Archives: September 2019

The $15 MMO subscription fee keeps increasing in value — but how long will it last?

Originally posted on Bio Break:
Way back in 2008, I vividly remember that prior to Warhammer Online’s launch, Mark Jacobs was publicly musing about the possibility of slapping a higher fee per month for a premium product like WAR —…

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 7

Originally posted on Skulls in the Stars:
Almost caught up on my old school Dungeons & Dragons posts from twitter!  So here’s part 7! UK4: When a Star Falls (1984), by Graeme Morris.  We start today with another of the…

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Gamers blog party: autumn 2019 invitation

Originally posted on Later Levels:
Autumn officially starts this month so that means colder days, longer nights and preparations for Halloween and Christmas! But before we get wrapped up in cosy blankets, it’s time for our latest blog party here…

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Raids week 140

Originally posted on Micki's Delirium:
Raids 140 were Wednesday September 11 and Saturday September 14. Wednesday 1. Project Nemesis LN As per usual we started the Wednesday runs with PN. After waiting 30 min I decided we should just…

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 6

Originally posted on Skulls in the Stars:
Still doing the research on some new physics blog posts, but in the meantime, I have a lot of old school Dungeons & Dragons to catch up on! So before I share more…

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Time Out for Biography: III

Originally posted on Ilyanas Tomb of Doom:
Next-to-last on my Ultima Online character creation trip is Dragon’s Shadow. Ever wonder what happens to excellent UO free-player shards when they die? They die and everyone moves on. That’s the answer. But…

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Self-imposed difficulty in MMORPGs

Originally posted on GamingSF:
I was reading a post by Naithin at Time to Loot this morning about “Playin’ by new Rules” and it got me thinking about my own rather varied MMORPG gaming history. The post details a community-invented…

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 5

Originally posted on Skulls in the Stars:
Trying to keep my game of catch-up on old school D&D alive, so here’s part 5! WG5: Mordenkainen’s Fantastic Adventure (1984), by Robert J. Kuntz and Gary Gygax. This adventure is reeeeeally old…

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Time Out for Biography: Part 1

Originally posted on Ilyanas Tomb of Doom:
? Isabel’s roots are in Ilyana, a character I tried my best to role-play on an old Ultima Online free-shard called Krilldonia. My mistake on Krilldonia was making Ilyana a warrior instead of…

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Thrown Weapon Master

Originally posted on ThinkDM:
5th Edition D&D design tries to avoid class features and feats that support specific weapons. Yet, there is still plenty of design space to support specific combat styles by tying feat(ure)s to weapon properties. There are…

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