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Bardic Spell Poems

Okay, so it's probably no big surprise that I am Dorky McNerdpants, and thus play D&D once a week with a bunch of friends (and it's house-ruled 2nd edition Dungeons and Dragons, to boot!).

One of my characters is a Celtic-flavored bard by the Name of Daffyd ApOwen, and one quirk I gave him are the fact that along with whatever requirment he has for casting spells, he has to end it with some sort of poem.


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Now for second level spells, I figured that instead of just doing the rhyming line again, or adding more lines, a spell could just have a one line evocative image, like so:
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Now, while this character will not be able to cast 8th level spells for quite some time, I figured that the second-highest level of spells in the PLayer's Handbook needed an awesome for to go with it: Haiku!

I only have one written so far, though.

"The Mythal weaves ties that bind/
Mine bind further still/
An unbreakable circle."

Ninth level spels are the highest level available in the player's handbook, so what sort of epic form should be used for these spells?

Limericks, DUH!

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Hey folks

Hello. My name is brandon and i'm a AD&D2E-aholic.
It's been almost 2 years since i last played AD&D...
OMG has it been that long??


Updates?? who's where in your campaigns?? anyone started anything interesting?? new character kits/classes?? spectacular AD&D moments... anything please... i'm tweaking out here!
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Volcano Adventure

I'm preparing this adventure where the party in my group are going to this ancient, abandoned temple to the god of fire. It's in a volcano, in fact. Has anyone ever run a game in such an environment? Any advice on it? much damage would lava do? Would it cause heat damage if you were too close to it? Maybe suffocation rules if the air is full or ash?

Any experience in DMing or playing in such an environment would be greatly appreciated, whether it's advice on rules or suggestions for cool ideas to implement to make the game more exciting. Thanks.
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So...I'm sure you've all heard by now about 4E. Anybody NOT see that coming? I told my players about it, and the general consensus was "Who cares?" and then we went back to playing 2E. ^_^

Any thoughts from the rest of you grognards?


I've played both AD&D 2nd Edition, and D&D 3rd Edition.... and AD&D 2nd Edition is by far my favorite. I was hoping by joining this group that I could find people to play the game with again... either in online settings or in my area of Allen, TX. So let me know what you think, could you help me out.

Oh and my favorite race is Elf, my favorite class is Fighter/Mage, and my Favorite Kit is Bladedancer... but seeing as how I have misplaced the complete book of Elves I am going to probably play as something else in future sessions.
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I've been DMing for years now, and it's occurred to me that I've never once had a player take a henchmen before in my games.

Is this normal? Are henchmen a rare commodity in most games, or is my game just strange? I've always kind of wondered about that.
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right now i'm playing an 8th lv grey elf spell filtcher (thief), to go along with my amulate of levation and my portable hole i just got a cloak of elven kind, now i'm going to be a back stabbing machine