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10/26/2019 11:34 pm  #1


The BoL Hack

So other than Simon, anyone else play/run the BoL Hack? It looks like I might be running a one shot in a week (planning on adapting Krongar and the Temple of the Flesh-Eaters). The group I'm running for have played D&D before, so I figured BoL Hack is a good gateway to regular BoL

 

10/27/2019 1:29 am  #2


Re: The BoL Hack

Just started in a BoL Hack in Thieves’ World ok play by post. Too early to tell you my impressions, other than the swingier d20 and difficulties seem to make heroes feel a bit more 0 than default BoL characters. I do like it so far.

 

11/20/2019 12:06 am  #3


Re: The BoL Hack

roryb wrote:

Just started in a BoL Hack in Thieves’ World ok play by post. Too early to tell you my impressions, other than the swingier d20 and difficulties seem to make heroes feel a bit more 0 than default BoL characters. I do like it so far.

When you say "more 0" you mean more useless/incompetent? Maybe ratchet the difficulties down some? TN 10 should be reachable for somebody with career and attribute bonuses in something.

I just came across this game again a couple of months ago after playing an Everywhen game with the illustrious Gnombient He actually suggested it to me years ago but after hitting a wall with 5E world design I found I could do everything and more with the BoL Hack. I haven't run it yet but after playing straight BoL I look forward to trying it out...
 

 

11/20/2019 12:23 am  #4


Re: The BoL Hack

I ended up just going with regular BoL myself. The players are used to D&D, but they all liked BoL. Hopefully I can run it again for them

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11/20/2019 3:18 am  #5


Re: The BoL Hack

barrataria wrote:

roryb wrote:

Just started in a BoL Hack in Thieves’ World ok play by post. Too early to tell you my impressions, other than the swingier d20 and difficulties seem to make heroes feel a bit more 0 than default BoL characters. I do like it so far.

When you say "more 0" you mean more useless/incompetent? Maybe ratchet the difficulties down some? TN 10 should be reachable for somebody with career and attribute bonuses in something.

I just came across this game again a couple of months ago after playing an Everywhen game with the illustrious Gnombient He actually suggested it to me years ago but after hitting a wall with 5E world design I found I could do everything and more with the BoL Hack. I haven't run it yet but after playing straight BoL I look forward to trying it out...
 

I just meant that d20 is swingier, and anything above a TN 10 had a good chance of failure. My experience isn’t go very long, so take that with a grain of salt.

 

11/20/2019 11:36 am  #6


Re: The BoL Hack

I've actually been using Simon's d20 version of Crimson Blades to run a game set in Thieve's World using the original Chaosium boxed set. The random encounters have been a lot of fun and Crimson Blades has a real Stormbringer feel to it.


Wealth can be wonderful, but you know, success can test one's mettle as surely as the strongest adversary.
 

11/20/2019 2:44 pm  #7


Re: The BoL Hack

The GIT! wrote:

I've actually been using Simon's d20 version of Crimson Blades to run a game set in Thieve's World using the original Chaosium boxed set. The random encounters have been a lot of fun and Crimson Blades has a real Stormbringer feel to it.

Thanks, there are so many offshoots of this game it's crazy! I'll peek at those too...

 

11/21/2019 2:03 am  #8


Re: The BoL Hack

Man, that Crimson Blades has a vibe. I really like the (untried idea of the) d6 version. I’d like a game if that some time.

 

11/21/2019 1:30 pm  #9


Re: The BoL Hack

roryb wrote:

Man, that Crimson Blades has a vibe. I really like the (untried idea of the) d6 version. I’d like a game if that some time.

I do like the d6 version a lot but the d20 version really does have a terrific OSR feel to it. There are a couple of things that got missed in the final version so I created a few houserules to tweak it - I'll post them when I get home from work tonight.


Wealth can be wonderful, but you know, success can test one's mettle as surely as the strongest adversary.
 

11/21/2019 3:02 pm  #10


Re: The BoL Hack

Do post!

 

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