Hello, I'm Grim, an old school D&D gamer. Starting with Basic back in the late 80's, I grew to love D&D. After a stint with AD&D 1e,2e,and 3e, I finally fell in love and settled with 3.5e, using smart dungeon mastering to rule out or limit items and rules that cause instant or even gradual "OP"ness. That way there are no "Killer first level Kobalds." My fave character to play is Human Rogue/Ranger named "Thieven Roe-Glothgrim"
, and usually I run a character while I am DMing.
Now with two kids, I would like to get them into D&D and my plan is to incorporate the "Thunder Rift/Knacker-Knob/The Vale" setting with 3.5(with my own minor tweaks) rules. The campaign, which will be sprawling through a few different worlds through dem. travel, is called "DragonShadow." You guys have been EXTREMELY helpful in this plan. (not to mention my idea only started as Thunder Rift until I came here!)
I do have a few questions regarding some of the Knacker-Knob/The Vale transitions into TR, and I hope I can provide a few good ideas I had, if there are people still doing this project. I am more interested in just the setting, and not so much any conversion to 3.5, although I welcome any ideas, I am just winging that part. As for my "Tweaked 3.5 Rules", I have a Hill Giant s*** pile of cool tweaks, in my opinion would put 4e AND 5e to shame(hope i don't offend :0), I wouldn't know, never had interest after 3.5! lol FOR EXAMPLE: the skills follow the same bonus/penalties as the abilities: ie: level 10(10 ranks) means "journeyman/proficient" with no penalties or bonus. You get automatic journeyman level if it is a class skill. Then spend 2 skill points to raise the skill from 10 to 12, and then you get a +1 to add to your check. Untrained is 0(-5), Apprentice is level 5, Jman 10, expert 15(+2), master 20(+5). Feats give skills automatic apprentice level (5 levels) so, a journeyman acrobatic would be an expert with the acrobatic feat. Anyways, kudos to anybody reaching the bottom of this post...2000 experience and the GP's in the mail!! cheers, GrimShadow.
PS: If somebody could let me know if I should just shoot off my questions on here, or point me in the direction of the best "TR/Knacker-Knob/The Vale" forum