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Author Topic: Hackmaster 4e OOC - Skulls for the GM Shield, Kills for the TPK Throne  (Read 9118 times)

Malek Deneith

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Active Characters:
Jasper Grindle the Gnome Titan Veteran Altar Boy (S.K. Ren)
Gard the Dark Elf Apprentice (LuckyDee)

Awaiting Re-Evaluation, Orphaned or otherwise Inactive Characters:

Orphaned Characters:

Sho Lee Wu the Human Grashopper (Original owner: shark20061)

Halls of the Dead:

Jace the Human Altar Boy (raekuul) - killed by pair of orcs after getting mauled by Dire Elk
Maoun the Pixie Sprite Alter Boy (S.K. Ren) - pincushioned by orcish arrows
Michael Songsteel the Human Veteran (Motorheadbanger) - ganged upon by a band of orcs
Samuel Greenwood the Human Apprentice (Matt_S) - mutilated by trio of orcs while running away like a sissy



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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 09:58 »

Count me in, I'm up for anything :)
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 11:35 »

May I resume or pass on my previous (still alive) character? :P
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 11:43 by shark20061 »
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 12:17 »

I'm just here to say that it looks very peculiar to see blue in the recent posts section nowadays.
WB Malek :P
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 12:19 »

@shark - I'm a bit antsy about previously generated characters on account of me cooking up a truckload of various houserules somewhere between death of previous game and failure of ressurecting it, but seeing as your monk was pretty straightforward I'd be willing to make an exception for him and do a look-over to see what'd need to be updated.

Edit: @ParaSait - yeah, I was kind of inactive for the past year. Internet connection was sketchy and life was weird at times. I finally remembered to put CF back into my tabs so I should at the very least LURK MOAR from now on.
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 19:53 »

Welcome back, Grand Inquisitor.

Has it really been a few years?  I've not really kept track.  >.<
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 21:25 »

I meant year, not sure where that "s" at the end came out from *edits*
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 00:43 »

Oh! This time of the year again? I'm down. I still have Jasper's sheet http://pastebin.com/MLntV1Hc
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 09:30 »

Eh, forgot to post here. Long story short it doesn't look like this game will happen - last time around a party of five people went in from what I remember and they got murdered rather handily (granted that they were too stubborn for their own good but still), trying a game with just three seems like a suicide. Going to leave the topic open for some time more but at the moment... yeah, not looking good.
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 09:41 »

Drat. Might I take this opportunity to point out this wonderful campaign I'm... well... trying to run over here? I could do with some more players, since half of the original four turned out not to turn up. Experience and oodles of time not required.
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2013, 13:26 »

Hmm.. I've missed this thread. For what it's worth, I'm in.
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2013, 11:39 »

With Klear that makes 4. Now we must sound the bells and wake the beast from it's thousand year slumber. Prepare the sacrifices!!!
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2013, 14:20 »

Dum-de-dum. In short with Klear bringing it to four I'm willing to give it a try. First post got updated with various houserules and stuff, and both LuckyDee and Klear got the materials PM'd. This was all a bit rushed (wanted to get this out before I go to sleep) so I might've made a blooper somewhere but hopefully that did not happen.

To LuckyDee and Klear I once more say - don't get daunted by this stuff and don't hesitate to ask. I should be lurking most of the weekend on IRC if you want a tutoried character creation session, and if you can't grab me for some reason SKRen should be active in hours I'm not, and he knows the system rather well too.

Room open for more meat still, if anyone fancies joining.
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2013, 07:04 »

I have seen the rules before, although I haven't actively played with them ('cept for Planescape:Torment and Baldur's Gate). I tend to not focus on the rules a lot, just play a character as well as I can and reach for the rulebook only when necessary. I will go through the basics, of course, and I've never had trouble asking for assistance when needed, thanks for the offer.
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2013, 03:25 »

What's the exchange rate between copper/silver/gold/platinum pieces?
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2013, 08:57 »

10 copper = 1 silver. 5 silver = 1 electrum. 10 silver or 2 electrum = 1 gold. 20 silver or 4 electrum or 2 gold = 1 hard silver. 5 gold = 1 platinum.
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Re: Interest check - Hackmaster 4e
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2013, 11:48 »

Good, I was afraid it was getting too easily ordered :P
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I hate to do this, but I won't be around for the weekend.  I will *try* to post at least once a day after I get back again, I hope, but my job has taken much of my free time that I used to have away.  Thanks for keeping my character asleep till now Malek, as the timing is really good, but I've just been really busy.  If I'm still really busy, I might have to hand my character off, but I hope not.
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Well I'll hope you manage to stay, because otherwise...

IC post should happen somewhere today. Hopefully.
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"Come for the fun and games, stay for not getting any vital organs ripped to shreds."

I like it here already.
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IC post should happen somewhere today. Hopefully.

I should've known better, I really should. Something cool and encouraging* as a penance:

Quote from: Hackmaster of Puppets
It's almost time to play
After my work day
I need HackMaster destruction!

GM fills us with fear
Of the monsters closing near
Hope my crossbow won't malfunction

There's a rustling in the trees
Something grabbing at my knees
Oh no!  I rolled a 2
One more crit and I'm through!

(chorus)
PCs die faster
When you play HackMaster
Total party disaster
When you play HackMaster
HackMaster!

HackMaster GM
Is pulling the strings
A hobgoblin guard is eating my spleen

Firk ding blast!
Where's my magic ring?
Time to roll up another and rejoin the game

HackMaster
HackMaster

The screen monkey grins as I die again

HackMaster
HackMaster

New PC's in play
We split the party
PC's death is getting nearer

Should've played Monopoly
To avoid the misery
Chopped in half by a goblin warrior

Another PC sheet
Pen's running out of ink
I'll add a quirk or two
Which skill should I improve?

(chorus)
PCs die faster
When you play HackMaster
Total party disaster
When you play HackMaster
HackMaster!

HackMaster GM's
Morale-checking again
I just lost all of my hirelings

My torch went out
I can't see a thing
In a bottomless pit they can't hear my screams

HackMaster
HackMaster

The screen monkey grins as I die again

HackMaster
HackMaster

Game Master
Game Master
Where's the gold that I've been after?

Game Master
Game Master
Why do the dead always rise?

Laughter
Laughter
All I hear or see is laughter

Laughter
Laughter
GM's laughing at my dice

Save me!

Attacked by giant bats
Overrun by giant rats
It must be PC hunting season

I'll hide inside this cave
I've got rations for 2 days
Hope that Owlbeast's hibernating

The GM rolls the dice
Again my PC dies
"There's no resurrecting you, when the Owlbeast is through!"

(chorus)
PCs die faster
When you play HackMaster
Total party disaster
When you play HackMaster
HackMaster!

HackMaster GM
Have you no shame?
A TPK and I am to blame

They'll kick me out
Of the HMA
I've had enough HackMaster today

HackMaster
HackMaster

The screen monkey grins as I die again

HackMaster
HackMaster

(insert psychotic laughter here)

source: http://hackmasterhack.blogspot.com

* Hey, I never said it's encouraging for you guys
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In the same vein: I want me one of these armours...
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I'm guessing our 'savior' has a 'request' for us. Falling back a few steps he gives the Monk a light kick in the shin. "Keep yer wits to yerself. We're in a house of gawd I would assume," He mutters, glancing about at the architecture. "Until we know which one, antagonizing the clerics is a bad idea."

Might it be that you're confusing the Monk with The Handsome One (ie, Gard)?
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maybe... *goes to check* Oh so thats what the big blank space was. Changing post.
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Meet Ezmuth, my imaginary servant :)
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You must have counted our money to make sure you'd have a offer we couldn't refuse.

We actually still have everything - including our money?
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Well technically Gard and Jasper still haven't seen their mules and gear carried by them - as it was noted - but between you and me they're safe and sound. I mean I wouldn't pull that kind of asshole move on you...

...before the game start.
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...in which case the robbery was a CORP set up...

I like these guys already :)
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I talked to shark20061 and in the end he's going to have to bow out of the game due to real life issues. Again, good luck mate.

The bad part is that it brings us under what I consider feasible survivability numbers - as a result I am afraid I'm going to have to pause the already slow start we had there until either:
a) someone else willing to participate joins us or
b) Klear gets better and reappears
Sorry :/
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Drat.

Although I've no idea what you would need it for, good luck to you, shark.

I'll see what I can do to fill the void.
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Just a note: the changes that have happened in the past month are good changes.  They just came so quickly that I'm still trying to get used to it.  The main thing is I've just lost interest, and for that I am sorry.
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Heh, apart from banging the chick in the end, this almost sounds like it could have sprouted from Hackmaster. Or Ikea.

http://english.bouletcorp.com/2013/10/14/fantasy/
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