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by merias
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Beyond the Borderlands
Topic: Chapter 10 ~ Into the Fish Marches
Replies: 94
Views: 4269

Re: Chapter 10 ~ Into the Fish Marches

Erwin watches Sammich and readies his sling. He'll fire at the same target.
by merias
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Swords & Wizardry Community
Topic: New S&W Boxed Set - anyone get it?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: New S&W Boxed Set - anyone get it?

I passed this time - it seemed like there wasn't anything new there when I read about it. But I agree the digest format is a big draw. Please do post pics when you get it!
by merias
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Adventures in the East Reaches
Topic: Chapter 1: Arrival at Deepwater
Replies: 42
Views: 3035

Re: Chapter 1: Arrival at Deepwater

Delth does a reconnaissance loop within earshot of the camp, looking for recent man or animal signs or anything out of the ordinary. He'll then settle in to dinner, and volunteer for mid-watch, in the darkest hours of the night.
by merias
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Swords & Wizardry Community
Topic: Withdrawing from melee?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Withdrawing from melee?

What I do is just have each player tell me what they are doing that round as they do it. So no pre-declaration and no phases. I've tried phased approaches but I like the simplicity of "one action per combat round". I allow half-movement to happen before or after the action (player's choice), except ...
by merias
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Swords & Wizardry Community
Topic: Withdrawing from melee?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Withdrawing from melee?

I haven't read SWCL in a while, but what you describe is essentially S&W White Box (WB) with the alternate combat sequence. Core/complete have a few other combat options as well. If you want to take a look at WB, the recommended starting point these days is White Box FMAG, which is a cleaned-up vers...
by merias
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Swords & Wizardry Community
Topic: Random target selection in melee!?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Random target selection in melee!?

Johann wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:30 am
Nice avatar, too. Is this from Grimtooth Traps?
Thanks, one of my favorite images! It is actually from Labyrinth Lord OEC, drawn by Steve Zeiser.
by merias
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Swords & Wizardry Community
Topic: Random target selection in melee!?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Random target selection in melee!?

Great question. I don't know of any rules addressing this in any of the S&W variants. I am pretty sure this rule first appeared in AD&D1e, and most likely Matt did not think it as part of OD&D when he was writing the first S&W rules (or maybe it was not even a consideration). In Holmes basic random ...
by merias
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Swords & Wizardry Community
Topic: Withdrawing from melee?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Withdrawing from melee?

Welcome Johann! Are you planning a S&W Complete campaign? Complete only addresses the case of retreating from combat - and suggests a +2 free attack against anyone doing that. This comes from the original game that allows +2 for rear attacks or fleeing enemies. My own house rules on this are based o...
by merias
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Beyond the Borderlands
Topic: Chapter 10 ~ Into the Fish Marches
Replies: 94
Views: 4269

Re: Chapter 10 ~ Into the Fish Marches

"I agree, a distraction is in order. But from what you've said there are far too many men for us - we have to draw them away and disappear after we rescue the captives. Any plan that does that is a good one, I think."