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Markustay
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Posted - 01 Apr 2008 :  22:44:55  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Its simply amazing!

I can't believe Squirrels will be a playable race... I hope thats close enough for Wooly.

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Wait, so they made skiurids from the Monster Manual IV into a PC race? Damn Shadovar and their pets . . .

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/mm4_gallery/98710.jpg


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Posted - 01 Apr 2008 :  23:26:19  Show Profile  Visit BARDOBARBAROS's Homepage Send BARDOBARBAROS a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's unbelievable!!!

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HE DECAPITATES!!!


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scererar
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I was kind of impressed with the 4E character sheet - sneak peek

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/4dnd/20080401b

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Wooly Rupert
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Pretty funny... But they misspelled L33tness!

I love the alignment options, and the fact that there are three "half" options for race!

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scererar
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Posted - 02 Apr 2008 :  02:39:55  Show Profile Send scererar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
my favorite is version 4.__

and the mana

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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 02 Apr 2008 :  04:48:19  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Man...they must have hired a politicians spin doctor...they are really turning this eh?

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Jorkens
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Posted - 02 Apr 2008 :  13:40:51  Show Profile Send Jorkens a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finally some good news from Wotc. The best in a long time.

What was the name of that squirrel race for 2ed.in Dragon again? Kerpa or something like that?
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The Sage
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You mean the Kercpa [from DRAGON #214]?

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Wooly Rupert
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I've always liked the kercpa, myself. There's just something oddly appealing about them.

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Dalor Darden
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Ok...everyone IS being as sarcastic as I am right? Did I miss something?

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

Ok...everyone IS being as sarcastic as I am right? Did I miss something?



Nope, I really do like the kercpa. I didn't like the more recent evil squirrel race, though.

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Crennen FaerieBane
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Posted - 02 Apr 2008 :  17:01:48  Show Profile  Click to see Crennen FaerieBane's MSN Messenger address Send Crennen FaerieBane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
But Wooly, could the Kercpa spelljam? That is the true question. Actually, was this just an April Fool's Day thing?

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

Ok...everyone IS being as sarcastic as I am right? Did I miss something?

I don't think so. I kinda like the kercpa. I'd probably never use them in a campaign, but I have had some fun tinkering with ways that I could introduce them into my FR adventures should I wish it.

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Jorkens
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Posted - 02 Apr 2008 :  18:12:51  Show Profile Send Jorkens a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

Ok...everyone IS being as sarcastic as I am right? Did I miss something?



Nope. And I see no reason to be sarcastic about the Kercpa (thanks Sage; I am lousy with names). I have always planned to include them in the Realms since I first read about them, but have never really gotten the chance.

There was also a write-up in the Monstrous Compendium Annual 4 (again, if my memory is not playing tricks on me), if anyone is interested.

What really annoys me about yesterdays Wizards page is that they were not serious about going back to the original art though. And I am not being sarcastic.
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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 02 Apr 2008 :  18:21:52  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Evil squirrels could turn the life of a ranger or druid in a true mess!!!
Imagine what an evil dire spelljamming hamster could do!

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Markustay
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Well they took the page down after only a few hours - seems like a waste considering the shear amount of work that went into it.

It, and the above posts, did give me an idea for a truly bizarre adventure - The Kercpa and those evil ones KEJr depicts in his post could have a 'War in the Forest', sort of like Watership Down meets FR.

Would be good for a single-session light-hearted romp.

Anyway, has anyone seen the new Mindflayer Video they have up? They brought back that 'Monster Gnome'.

Fart jokes? FART JOKES?! It is pretty clear at this time what exactly WotC's target audience is. Maybe they think Nine-year olds won't be as critical of their lack of creativity.

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Edited by - Markustay on 02 Apr 2008 19:16:01
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Moradin

Imagine what an evil dire spelljamming hamster could do!
There's a reason we keep Wooly chained in the dark chambers beneath Candlekeep during the evening hours. It's because we never want to learn what can come from such a statement.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Moradin

Imagine what an evil dire spelljamming hamster could do!
There's a reason we keep Wooly chained in the dark chambers beneath Candlekeep during the evening hours. It's because we never want to learn what can come from such a statement.




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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 03 Apr 2008 :  03:41:20  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No seriously...you guys knew it was an April Fool's joke right? I mean, the character sheet and all....?????

Please tell me you knew!

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Jorkens
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Posted - 03 Apr 2008 :  07:03:11  Show Profile Send Jorkens a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes I know. But still, it was the most promising thing I have seen over there in a long time.

But again, Kercpa are not a joke.
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

No seriously...you guys knew it was an April Fool's joke right? I mean, the character sheet and all....?????

Please tell me you knew!

Yes, we did. But as is ever the case here at Candlekeep, we like to have a little fun when discussing such topics.

Jocularity aside, however, the kercpa are still an intriguing concept.

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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 03 Apr 2008 :  13:05:31  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I´m joking, too (errr... but some evil squirrels are soooo tempting to me as DM)

I don´t know the kercpa, but I know the evil little ones of the MM IV.

[off topic]

Talking about little evil rodents, my new character is a wizard / druid of Solonor. To wizard familiar, I have a little mischiefous mouse that I named "Gruumsh"!

Yes, the darned rodent have the evil habit of bite every elf that is meets. ^^
Including myself - all the time.

[/off topic]

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Anyone have a screenshot of what the WoTC website looked like on April 1st?

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quote:
Originally posted by Wenin

Anyone have a screenshot of what the WoTC website looked like on April 1st?



If you missed it follow this link to the Post-April Fool's Day over at WotC.

Enjoy!

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Wenin
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Thank you!!

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