[dragonraid] RE: LRH Group Review - Pages 1-25

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From: "Joe Revesz" <jrevesz@...>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 07:01:42 -0500
Daniel Knight wrote:

> Hey Guys and Gals,
> Sorry about taking this long to comment on pages 1-25, Joe, but I wanted
> to ask the questions and make the few comments I did have.  So without
> further ado, here I go...

No problem.

> 2)  On page 14 in the story line about the Great Red Dragon, third
> paragraph, the wording used seemed to get a bit too sci-fi for DR.  Mind
> you I'm not against sci-fi, but in most everything else DR sounds fantasy
> as opposed to the other.  For example,  there are a couple of times that
> terms like universal and cosmic are used.  Anyway, just something to
> think about (minor really).

You mean this text:

"As one of the TwiceBorn, you have been fortified against the Great Red
Dragon and his powers.  You are called into a universal war.  Your sector of
battle is on the planet EdenAgain.  This cosmic war is no game, so the
OverLord has given you a spirit of courage.  You are to march against the
dragons and the dark creatures.  It is the OverLord who sends you against
them, and it is He who promised never to leave you.  You will never be
without His love.  You must rely on His strength, not your own."

I will work on it.

> 3)  The Dragon's Origin, page 15, last sentence of first paragraph.  We
> could expand on the reasons why we need to understand the schemes of the
> dragons.  Not just to keep from falling under their enchantment, but to
> defend ourselves (and others) and to fight back against the dragon's
> attack.

Right.  Good point.

> 4)  General Description of Dragons, page 16, 4th paragraph.  In the
> second to last sentence it says that "If you do refute the mind speech,
> you inflict damage on the dragon."  Does that mean that the dragon loses
> points on his/her physical vitality score?  ie:  if I say a wordrune that
> blocks the dragon then he/she loses 15 pts. on their score....?

Yes, sort of.  A dragon does not have PV, it has Pride Factor which is both
a physical and a spiritual measure.  The LightRaider will do damage to the
dragon's Pride Factor equal to the LR's Belt of Truth score.

What do you mean "blocks the dragon"?  You can stun a dragon with a
WordRune, and you can cause PF damage be reciting certain WRs like "Puffed
Up Poof".

> 5)  In the next paragraph it talks about the dragon's various weapons:
> fire, breath, smoke, mind speech.  The last sentence says that "each
> individual dragon has a breath weapon that has no relationship to it's
> dragon family."  Does that mean that two sibbling dragons could have
> identical weapons except for the breath weapon?

Yes, and no.  It should say "smoke" weapon.

To clarify, a dragon has a fire weapon, a breath weapon, and a smoke weapon.
The fire weapon is determined by the type and size/age of the dragon.  The
breath weapon is determined by the type of dragon.  The smoke weapon is not
set in stone so that the dragon can be customized a bit.

> And that the breath
> weapons could be extremely different from one another?

Smoke weapon, yes.

> If so, then how
> is that info determined and given out?

By the adventure writer or the AM.

> Is it given specifically to the
> Adventure Master in the adventure manual?

Yes.  There may be a list of possibilties to choose from added to the AMM.
But the AM is free to come up with his own.

> 7)  Under the Dragon Families, I take it that each "family" is descended
> from one of the nine hatchlings that occured at the beginning of the
> Great Red Dragon's attack of EdenAgain?



On thing that I want to remind people of is that some of the game specific
information will be removed from the LRH.  Only the AM should have access to
that info.

> Well, that's enough questions and comments for now.  Hopefully that is
> helpful to you, Joe and those working with you to put those items
> together.  Anyway, now I'm off to reading 26 through 50.  Any specific
> info we need to know for that?

Only that the "spaceship" stuff will be coming out of the DC descriptions.

And, I would like to include an illustration of each DC and dragon.