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Lizardmen in RPGs?

Discussion in 'General Hobby/Tabletop Chat' started by Dragonfire, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. pendrake
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    pendrake Well-Known Member

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    THAC0 - started turning up in 2nd edition...in 1st edition there were charts...attack matrices...

    THAC0 :rolleyes:
     
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  2. The Sauric Ace
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    In that case why did they ever invent taco :p if it weren't a part of their larger war game of which DnD sprouted from, it seems like an odd way to determine hits :D
     
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  3. pendrake
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    They invented it to... wait for it... wait for it...



    Make D&D easier!!! :joyful: :woot: :joyful: :banghead:
     
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  4. The Sauric Ace
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    That is just brilliant!:D
     
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  5. Warden
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    I had a character long time ago, he was "Lizardfolk" and his theme was being sneaky and poison (poison weapons, expert poisoner, black market poison-potions maker, etc). I think he was a rogue, but he might have been a druid too? I seem to remember he wound up with a raptor or monitor lizard buddy. I even drew a picture (that I can't find anymore), but I remember he looked pretty cool in a hooded-cowl and hooked skull-staff, like a scaley grim reaper. :blackalien:

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    Ultimate goal was to give him a megaraptor, but that dream never came true.
     
  6. Aginor
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    The real fun was with players not getting the math sometimes, with those negative values for armor classes and such stuff.

    D&D3.0 (or better: 3.5) was much better then, mathematics-wise. Loved those rules. It has been 10 years since I played (DM'ed) and I could still sit down and just start playing. Lots of that system is carved into my brain.
     
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  7. Dragonfire
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    3.0/3.5 was a much needed leap forward. While the math aspects of the game can be fun, THAC0 became unwieldy.
     
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  8. Nefertem
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    Played a Tskrang in Earthdawn....that was waaay back, when even the Slanns (and @Crowsfoot) were young...:D
     
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    It was the go to system for Mr and my friends as well. I haven't played it for a long time now, I'm switching much more between systems in these days and I also don't play as much as I used to. Getting a kid has that effect ;)
    I still look through my 3.5 players, dungeon and monster manual from time to time :)
     
  10. Crowsfoot
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    OI cheeky!
     
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