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by sparc_spread
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Commercial Products
Topic: New: Non-Human Player Codex for Swords & Wizardry Complete
Replies: 1
Views: 3598

New: Non-Human Player Codex for Swords & Wizardry Complete

It's here - my first gaming publication ever: Non-Human Player Codex for Swords & Wizardry Complete! Also marking the debut of my publishing company (well, just me), Old Lingolf House. Available in PDF and print, and for now - the PDF is free! My gift to the community that has so warmly welcomed me ...
by sparc_spread
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Complete Rules
Topic: Half-Elf Fighter/MU/Cleric weapon restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 3535

Re: Half-Elf Fighter/MU/Cleric weapon restrictions

All makes good sense to me - thanks!
by sparc_spread
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: White Box Rules
Topic: Varying non-human PC rules in different WB editions
Replies: 4
Views: 5786

Re: Varying non-human PC rules in different WB editions

Thanks so much for your help here! All of these points make sense to me and I will incorporate them accordingly in the reference. Hope to have something interesting to show you in the next few months. I will also do what I can to stir up conversation here as well :-)
by sparc_spread
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Complete Rules
Topic: Half-Elf Fighter/MU/Cleric weapon restrictions
Replies: 2
Views: 3535

Half-Elf Fighter/MU/Cleric weapon restrictions

In SW Complete, the Half-Elf is the only race that has a multi-class option that includes Cleric (the Fighter/MU/Cleric option). SW Complete is clear that armor restrictions apply when multiclassing (e.g. thief and leather armor, MU and no armor) but not really on weapon restrictions. Do you think t...
by sparc_spread
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: White Box Rules
Topic: Varying non-human PC rules in different WB editions
Replies: 4
Views: 5786

Re: Varying non-human PC rules in different WB editions

Thanks! I agree with your reasoning re WB1. So in the case of WB1 vs. OD&D, do you think I should go with WB1 (i.e. the -2,-4 damage version of the rule) or OD&D (the 1/2 damage version)? From what you're saying, it sounds like you mean WB1. I would agree, mainly because in the end Swords & Wizardry...
by sparc_spread
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: White Box Rules
Topic: Varying non-human PC rules in different WB editions
Replies: 4
Views: 5786

Varying non-human PC rules in different WB editions

I am working on a comprehensive reference of non-human PC rules that will include both WB and Complete. One thing I've noticed in collecting these is that there are differences in these rules between WB editions (which I'll refer to here as WB1, WB2, WB3, and WB3-BH (Brave Halfling)). Is there any k...
by sparc_spread
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Complete Rules
Topic: "Special Hirelings" / Followers / Minions
Replies: 2
Views: 3548

Re: "Special Hirelings" / Followers / Minions

I do have a copy of Moldvay Basic and I found the section you mentioned - it looks perfect to me. It got me reading some other parts that also look useful. Thanks again!
by sparc_spread
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Complete Rules
Topic: "Special Hirelings" / Followers / Minions
Replies: 2
Views: 3548

"Special Hirelings" / Followers / Minions

In the SWC section on Charisma, we have the following: "Charisma also limits the number of 'special hirelings' your character can attract into service as vassals. This does not mean normal men-at-arms; it means henchmen who are character types: Magic-Users, Clerics and others. Once your character re...
by sparc_spread
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Complete Rules
Topic: Spells & Studies?
Replies: 2
Views: 3439

Re: Spells & Studies?

Thanks for your advice! I recently rediscovered the Holmes scroll rules myself (last looked at them more than 35 years ago :-) ) and I agree with you, they make good sense. I also found this on the RPG Stack Exchange site. It's a nice house rule for studying while in the dungeon: https://rpg.stackex...
by sparc_spread
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Complete Rules
Topic: Spells & Studies?
Replies: 2
Views: 3439

Spells & Studies?

OK, sort of a newbie question but here goes. This is both a question and a request for advice on how to play first to second level spellcasters. I will focus on the Magic-User for the sake of example. It is not stated outright, but I guess implied, that a Magic-User needs a full day to study for spe...