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08-12-09 07:09 AM
Thuellai It's really not that bad. They've simplified and streamlined the system, but it plays a bit smoother, is a fair bit easier to pick up than 3.5, and is, in my own opinion, a lot better balanced (no more wizards hiding in the corner for the first five levels, and no more thumb-twiddling, useless warriors past level 12)

Also, in terms of models for DnD, Anima Tactics miniatures are fairly nice, fantasy themed, and the right size for your standard 1" square grid.
05-30-09 12:51 AM
ChaplinWhulfgar I heard 4th edition sucks.
05-21-09 05:15 AM
Godstud
My grilfriend does RPGs, computer games, card games, etc. You find them everywhere!
05-18-09 06:32 PM
Captain Galus
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Originally Posted by Riandro View Post
me and my girlfreind are thinking of having a go at D&D, but we havent a clue where to start or what to buy first,
Where are yall finding these women?!?!?! Goddammit I hate California.
05-18-09 04:08 PM
Godstud All 3 D&D books for fourth edition cost me a total of $88 CA in the mail. It's not that expensive to get into.
04-16-09 10:38 PM
Druchii in Space If I'm honest unless its a pick and play game, or at a convention worrying about character death is something I'd not worry about. If you are tosing the character sheets of you players out the window week in and week out, I'll be frank, you're not doing it right.

The purpose of the DM/ST etc is to weave the story, to make it fun for themselves and the players, to follow the story of the characters.. not to be scoring kills. I'm not leaping at you in particular here btw Tigirus (I don't even think you've insuiated anything,) its something I just personally felt I should raise regarding roleplaying and being a DM/ST in particular as you mentioned killing a character and this is a thread for a beginner.

To me One death every few month is sloppy, one death a month is bad news, any higher than that and its time to find a new DM as he's out to get your group.

Basically a characters death, unless in a game planned to be particulary dangerous, or if you are going for the sink or swim game. Should be thought out and not spure of the moment if you can help it. If you wheren't planning for a player to die, then fudge it, say it was a mortal wound, give the healer one more round to get there or worst case scenario have a npc save the day.
It shouldn't happen that often anyways, unless you are throwing creatures beyond there skill lvl at them. Sometimes all the fudging and last chance saves in the world can't save some characters mind you, but I loathe to kill them unless I have to (because they somehow blew all their safety barriers,) or it was something planned for, potentially could happen.

Myself I think the last time a PC died in one of my games was nearly six years ago in a Werewolf the Apocalypse game, although she died to save the rest of the pack. (Who where the other players.)

My view simple is, you don't get epic stories for your characters who you chat about years later, if they all got blown at the water before level five.

Just some thought for the fire.
04-16-09 10:09 PM
Tigirus I would suggest D&D 3.5 ed as it's the cheapest to start thanks to the amazingness of D20srd. Also though this sound a bit wierd, I would suggest for you and your girlfriend to not dm. Partially because you are both new to the game but also because it gets tough cause you might have trouble trying to kill her in game.
04-15-09 01:04 AM
Druchii in Space There are a few companies still making random metal sculpts for general fantasy, these are you best bet I'm reckoning. Although you might have to look around or use stand in for certain creatures not released.

In general though I've found some of the following companies are worth a look...

Darksword Minatures

Reaper Minis

and I've always found CMON useful for Heroes/villian figs

CoolMiniOrNot Store
04-14-09 12:40 PM
BTJ Out of curiosity, does anyone know of any good alternate minis for D&D?, I'm really not a fan of the crap random pre-paints they have released for the games
03-13-09 03:55 PM
Riandro
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nah, im a little far away from you, but if you can be bothered, i do run a group. (
Oh Really? Where abouts?
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