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AD&D Poke-Creature

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Since people can't seem to understand this...."how can a pokemon be used as creatures for your custom world?"

I went a head and picked a random creature card, and designed one based on the picture and what it says. I came up with a new monster. Of course you can change the picture to make it look a little more interesting, but I just used the card and put it down. This notion of Pokemon for creatures is not my idea, Chrispy originally came up with this idea. So he get's full credit for it. I just rolled with it.

Tepig
FREQUENCY: Uncommon
NO. APPEARING: 6-18
SIZE: Small
MOVE: 30ft
ARMOUR CLASS: 6
HIT DICE: 2
ATTACKS: 1 (tackle/rollout)
DAMAGE: 1d4/1d6
SPECIAL ATTACKS: None
SPECIAL DEFENCES: None
MAGIC RESISTANCE: Standard/None
LAIR PROBABILITY: 10%
TREASURE: Nil
INTELLIGENCE: Low
ALIGNMENT: Neutral

Tepig are normally found, in groups of 6 or more, roaming around very dense forest areas looking for grass and flowers to eat. Tepig do not show any sign of hierarchy in their group as they …

D&D 3E is... Old School?

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I was sitting around readings some posts today while I was snowed in today, here in PA. When a buddy of mine from a group I played in long ago, sends me an email. Asking me, since I am so involved with the OSR, podcasting and running a forums, " Isn't 3E (not 3.5E) considered old school now? It has to be, its almost 12 years old?"
My first response was no. Its not. But as I was typing back my response, I thought of some great questions to ask myself and others out there. First and for most... Why can't it be? It's past the 10 year mark, its out of print and shunned by its creators and most of the D&D fans out there.
If you are starting to scream here, just wait. Because listen to this. 12 years ago, 3E came out in 2000, which made AD&D 2E only 11 years old. At that point 2E was considered "Old School". Which everyone embraced as acceptable at the time.
Now the once big bad "Beast of 3E" is nothing more then a discarded puppy outside, is…

The Avengers Movie - First look

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Happened to hear the other day on Howard Stern that the preview of the movie was out, and it could be found on youtube.com. So I went and looked it up, and watched it a few times. The trailer is interesting, it shows all the characters they promised with all the same actors.. well Edward Norton is not playing the incredible hulk. Anyhow the trailer shows the team, gives a minor purpose how they formed the team to protect the world. The trailer shows some great clips, but doesn't really show why or what they are protecting the earth from. Granted I haven't read any spoilers or advanced news, because I wanted to watch the movie with out people's judgement or bitching.. such as I've already seen how people are bitching Nick Fury is not white. Who gives a crap, so what? its Ultimate Nick Fury, and Samuel L Jackson is a hell of an actor with loads of talent.

This kind of crap is what ruins movies, because we get these stupid ass geek morons, screaming its not exactly like t…