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    Default Gygax would like you to think he made D&D. . .

    I find it kinda funny I find it kinda sad.

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    I think that's been posted in the "dice questions" thread before. It's awesome partly because it's ancient, and partly because it's huge.


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    I thought this was going to be another "Dave Arneson is cooler" thread. I was pleasantly surprised. That's great.
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    Is there nothing new under the sun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaihaku View Post
    Oh, I thought Al Gore invented it?
    Ehh, what?

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    Okay; so Caesar crosses the Rubicon. Pompey; roll for Initiative.

    And thus it was revealed that Plutarch kept the best Campaign Journal of ALL TIME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthdozer View Post
    Is there nothing new under the sun?
    Not when it comes to simple geometric shapes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthdozer View Post
    Is there nothing new under the sun?
    No, that's why people want to share their amazing 5 year old stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rettu Skcollob View Post
    Okay; so Caesar crosses the Rubicon. Pompey; roll for Initiative.

    And thus it was revealed that Plutarch kept the best Campaign Journal of ALL TIME.
    Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weiser_Cain View Post
    Not when it comes to simple geometric shapes.
    especially since there are only 5 regular polytopes, no wonder someone else noticed one of them at some time.
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    Of course they called it "Cavemen and Sabertoothed Tigers" back then. d20 Modern was a lot less developed (too many arguments about whether a gladius was more like a Branch With Rock Attached or a Really Sharp Rock). Newer editions were derided as being too "Egyptian hieroglyph" in tone and feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telonius View Post
    Of course they called it "Cavemen and Sabertoothed Tigers" back then. d20 Modern was a lot less developed (too many arguments about whether a gladius was more like a Branch With Rock Attached or a Really Sharp Rock). Newer editions were derided as being too "Egyptian hieroglyph" in tone and feel.
    Then when they updated from Greek to Roman gods people got confused, all those issues where 3.G and 3.R were too similiar and new players couldn't tell the difference.

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    Edition Wars and Nerd Rage destroyed Rome.

    Ceasar died because he was a crappy DM.

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    I've heard Pyrrhus's parties usually defeated the BBEG, but only after a near-TPK...
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    I wonder what gaming rules they used with that thing. It would be pretty cool if those were discovered too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKL View Post
    Edition Wars and Nerd Rage destroyed Rome.
    Great, now all I can see are Vandals bludgeoning Romans with 'IV Edition' Sourcebooks.
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    Somewhere in Jerusalem, a famous Rogue rolled a one on his Bluff check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KKL View Post
    Ceasar died because he was a crappy DM.
    No, Ceasar died because he played like a n00b.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insecure View Post
    Ehh, what?
    Snopes article. Kaihaku's making a joke based on a misquote of something Al Gore said once during an interview.
    Of course, by the time I finish this post, it will already be obsolete. C'est la vie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoD View Post
    No, Ceasar died because he played like a n00b.
    I thought it was because he conquered Galia and Britain with a clever rules abuse.
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    Then there was Alexander - he gave his DM fits. Every time he had crafted some brilliant puzzle or RP opportunity, Alex just went all hack and slash. The DM really should have stepped in after the Gordium incident, but it was another ten years before he pulled the "mosquitos attack, everybody dies" routine.
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    that's awesome.

    Though, *insert witty comment that makes everyone laugh, here*

    (what? I'm barely through my first coffee this morning.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starscream View Post
    Someday future scientists will uncover some of my character sheets, and generations will be taught that the 21st century's greatest hero was a halfling named Nobby and that we worshiped the great god Olidamarra.
    *AHEM*

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    Gilgamesh was great character, played by a great man, it was unfortunate that Enkidu died and his player stormed out in anger, unwilling to make a new character, thus Gilgamesh and his player had to face the rest of the campaign alone

    and Odysseus was one the best roleplayers there was; he was really that good.

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    Genghis Khan figured out an exploit in the mounted combat rules that nobody has been able to match since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKL View Post
    Edition Wars and Nerd Rage destroyed Rome.

    Ceasar died because he was a crappy DM.
    He should have start suspecting when Brutus took all those rogue levels.
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    Ceasar saves. The rest of you take damage.

    Alternatively :

    DM : Alright, my lord Ceasar, you were killed by the rolling spi...
    C : No, I wasn't.
    DM: Well... see, look. You were standing here, and the rock ran you over.
    C : I'm fairly sure that didn't happen.
    DM: I'm telling yo... *guards* .... that it didn't happen.
    C : Righto. Brutus, you got my back, right?

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    DM : HA, ahah hah hahahh...
    Ceasar : I keep rolling Ares! I want Aphroditie already...
    DM : Alright so... *rolls* You have to fight three angry gladiators to the death, because you tried to have them killed in the arena, with lions.
    Ceasar : Arena... Pah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    He should have start suspecting when Brutus took all those rogue levels.
    No, no. Caesar was stabbed to death by a group of senators armed with daggers who had him surrounded and flanked. All this illustrates is that numbers and terrain can make an otherwise trivial encounter lethal, and that all politicians have at least a little thief and liar in them.

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    Brutus comes into the room and sees Caeser pinned by Casca.

    "Help me Brutus!" Cried Caeser.
    "No! He is too dangerous to be left alive!" Replied Casca.

    And Caeser was thrust from the window of the forum with a violent 3rd level lightning bolt and fell to his death.
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    The session is winding down for now, J.C's min-maxed character ended the adventure early so they groups just killing time for now.
    DM: Alright, you guys return to Rome where Cesar is hailed as a hero.
    Marc Antony: Well done dude
    M.A and J.C. high-five.
    Cassius: Oh, I didn't know HERO meant MUNCHKIN.
    Cesar: Chill out, I'm just creatively interpreting the rules.
    Cassius: I'll creatively interpret YOUR RULES.
    Antony: YOUR MOM CREATIVELY INTERPRETS RULES.
    Brutus: can you guys stop bickering, carry on Will.
    DM: Alright, so Cesar is hailed as a hero.
    Antony: I'll offer him a crown.
    J.C.: Thanks but no dude, Ive already got something in my head slot.
    Antony: Come on, take it.
    J.C: sorry, that would mess up my build.
    Antony: dude, you deserve it.
    J.C.: Once again, no, unless, hey will, what bonus would I get for accepting this thing.
    DM: None, Antony isnt authorized to declare you king, accepting would be pointless, though the people might like you a little more if you refuse.
    J.C: Yeah, I'm totally refusing, hey, look at the time, I gotta go.
    Antony: You still giving me a ride?
    J.C: Sure, come on.
    Antony and Cesar leave
    Cassius: J.C's a douche, we never get to do anything, his character just stomps on everything, we should see if Will will let us kill him.
    Brutus: Sorry, I'm LG, I won't just stab him, it would be out of character.
    Cassius: what if I forge a letter that makes it look like the people want him stabbed.
    Brutus: That works.
    Will: What are you two talking about?
    Cassius: Hey, we wanna stab J.C next session.
    Will: Okay, I guess, though I'm going to warn him.
    The Next Session

    DM: Hey Cesar, I forgot to mention, during the parade, a crazy old dude told you to beware
    Will looks at the calender
    DM: March Fifteenth.
    J.C: Whatever, so what happens next.
    DM: When you wake up in the morning, you hear that you are to be summoned to the senate house, your wife tells you not to go.
    J.C: I ignore her and go.
    DM: Along the way you see the old man again, he sa-
    J.C: Whatever, I go to the senate house and see what they want.
    DM: You see the assembled senators and other noteworthies of Rome., including Brutus, Cassius, and Ant-
    Antony: Hey, I'm gonna get a soda, be right back.
    DM: Okay, Antony's wandered off somewhere.
    J.C: Okay, what do they want.
    Cassius: I sidle up behind J.C and sneak attack him
    J.C: DUDE, WTF
    DM: Alright, you and your fellow conspirators begin attacking Cesar, roll for initiative
    Initiative is rolled for, and Cesar, being out of his rules exploiting magic items and in ceremonial dress, goes last. Each turn he gets stabbed, until he is at 1 hit point.
    DM: Brutus, it's your turn.
    J.C: YES!, help me out here big B.
    Brutus: I stab Cesar.
    J.C: SONOFA-
    Antony returns with a mountain dew
    Antony: What did I miss
    DM: They just killed J.C
    Antony: Dude, that's bull.
    J.C: That's what I'm saying.
    Cassius: It's better then your f****** Min-Maxing.
    Antony: So, can I speak at the funeral or somthing.
    Brutus: sure, but you can't blame us.
    Antony: Okay
    Antony makes a bluff check.
    J.C.: Hey, I'm going to make a new character
    J.C goes off into another room to check his rulebooks.
    DM: Alright, it's the funeral, brutus, make a perform: Oratory check to get the crowd to agree with you.
    Brutus: 16
    DM: alright, that works, Antony, it's your turn on the podium.
    Antony: Alright, I get the crowd angry at Brutus and Cassius

    Antony rolls

    Antony: Sweet, Natural 20!
    DM: Alright, the crowd gets angry and wants to kill Brutus and Cassius, what do you do.
    Brutus and Cassius: WE GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE!
    J.C: Alright, I'm back with a new character.
    Cassius: You mean Munchkin.
    DM: Alright, lets see, Octavius is it.
    J.C: Yup.
    DM: Alright Octavius, you enter Rome just after Brutus and Cassius leave.
    Antony: Alright, lets kick some traitor ass.
    Act II

    They broke out Heroes of Battle and have been fighting for a few sessions now when Will (the DM) decides to end the campaign.

    DM: Alright, you decide to make your stand at Philipi
    Brutus: We do? let me see the map.
    DM: If you don't I just use this same map for whatever place you DO pick, I spent an hour on this thing.
    Brutus: Okay, we meet at Philipi, lets get this started.
    O.C: Hey, can I have the ghost of my previous character appear?
    DM: Sure
    O.C: Alright, I have him appear in Brutus's bedtent and attack!
    DM: You can't attack, just deliver a message or something.
    O.C: Okay, Brutus, you're going down.
    DM: Alright, let's do this.
    The battle rages, Antony has leveled up a few times and had Octavius help him out, so due to their munchkinery, Octavius and Antony start winning pretty heavily.
    Cassius: Screw this, I quit, I have my slave stab me.
    Brutus: Yeah, this is bull, I run on my own sword.
    DM: Alright, looks like you two win.
    Antony and Octavius: Hell yeah! Alright, so, what do you want to do now?
    DM: Well, I've got another campaign idea you could roll characters for. It's about Scottish Noblemen.
    Cassius: Provided JC promises not to min-max again, it sounds like fun.
    J.C.: Sure, sure, I'll go Core for this one.
    Antony: Me too, hey, my girlfriend wants to try playing, think she could join the next campaign.
    DM: Sure.


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