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  • There's a new beta movie out for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. You can see this masterpiece at Worthplaying

    Adventurers have long travelled to the shrouded continent of Xen'drik to explore ancient ruins and discover the treasures hidden beneath. The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown on the edges of this dark and dangerous continent, safe and secure as the gateway to Xen'drik. But now danger threatens. Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands near Stormreach ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction.

    If you love D&D Online, You'll love our Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site! Go take a look at the new guides!

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    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • You Can Walk the Walk...But Can You Talk the Talk?



    When it comes to games, Dungeons & Dragons is arguably one of the more jargon-loaded. It's time to demystify some of those terms...at least the ones that apply to Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO).

    “Give me a DC25 UMD check.”



    “Make an opposed grapple check.”



    I asked Zed, one of DDO @ Ten Ton Hammer’s resident D&D aficionados, for some examples of D&D jargon. Those were the examples he gave me. My response was a slack-jawed, “Huh?”



    I learned that “Give me a DC25 UMD check” is something a dungeon master might say to ask a player to make a Use Magic Device roll versus a Difficulty Class of 25. (I don’t know about you, but I’m still saying, “Huh?”) An “opposed grapple check” is, according to Zed, “A combat option. Essentially a creature/player is attempting to grapple and pin another creature. Opposed checks are made. Each character/creature has a basic grapple score (BAB + Str +Other) and they add that to a d20.”



    Yeah, that makes sense. (I think.)

    Our handy reference at Ten Ton Hammer's Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach community site will have you talking like a DDO pro!

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Mon, Jan 30, 2006
Ethec
  • Will unsupervised ankle-biters make it into your MMOG?



    Will an Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating of "Mature" help keep kids out of Lord of the Rings Online and other MMOGs? And, perhaps more to the point, should it?

    I’ve found that gamers come in all varieties, and age has nothing to do with maturity. I’d much rather deal with 10 pre-teen kids who accidentally KS my giant bats in the newbie zone than one 23-year-old griefer who repeatedly trains my group for kicks. I’ve grouped with very young gamers who play with skill and wisdom. Then again, I’ve grouped with 20-something gamers whose antics could’ve easily landed them a spot on MTV’s Jackass.

    Read Shalayn's editorial at the Ten Ton Hammer Lord of the Rings Online community site and decide for yourself!

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    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Ethec
  • Quest for Glory in Dungeons & Dragons Online!



    Want to discover some of the quests awaiting you in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO)? Wait no further. Explore them now with Ralsu and Shayalyn, two adventurers in the DDO beta who are bound for glory. One is an artistic and clever bard, the other a fiery and independent cleric. Time and trials will decide their fate--will they ascend to glory, or fall to Stormreach's many foes? Their journals will reveal countless quests to the careful reader in the weeks ahead.


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    Sat, Jan 28, 2006
    Ethec
  • The Dynamic Dwarf



    May we present the dwarf, in all his stocky, gruff glory. Ralsu gives us a profile on the mighty mountain-dweller, complete with details about racial traits, bonuses, and penalties in the newest installment on the Ten Ton Hammer Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site.


    Because dwarves can live over 400 years, they pick their battles carefully. This does not mean that they hesitate to do battle; they simply exercise more consideration than comparatively short-lived humans and halflings. Most often, dwarves fight to protect land or possessions, not for causes or ideals. When a dwarf is finally spurred to combat, he displays a tolerance for damage and a high resistance to magic.





    Is the dwarf the right race for your Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) character? Read the guide to find out!


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    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • Gamer has a QNA with Turbine about the soon to be released title Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.

    Don't you think that we're on the verge of entering another MMO games overflow? How many more games do you think that the market can sustain before it implodes?

    Not really. The only major subscription MMO released since the since the end of 2004 was City of Villains, and it's not even a fantasy game.

    I think some players will always feel that there's a game overflow, but that's just because they're good games out there these days. No one, not even the unemployed college student, can play them all. At the same time, no entertainment industry ever lost its way by providing good choices to the customer. As new games continue to grow the MMO marketplace, it will have room for more games, not fewer.

    And folks... You can also read it in Hebrew. It just doesn't get any better than this.

    Our Very Own Super Sexy Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Site

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    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Classic Multi-Classing



    Darkgolem's extensive background playing the  pen-and-paper (PnP)
    version of Dungeons & Dragons gives him an edge when it comes to
    demystifying the fine art of multi-classing. His article on Ten Ton Hammer's Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach community site takes a look
    at all the important things to consider when creating a multi-class
    build.



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    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Ethec
  • Turbine has posted a Hunter Class update on the Official Lord of the Rings Online site.

    Woodsman, pathfinder, and master of the bow, the keen-eyed Hunter can use her arrows to devastating effect from a distance. Archery is not the only thing the Hunter excels at, for she can lead her companions through the forest at greater speed than they could on their own, and can set up traps to ambush enemies. The archer is no close-quarters fighter, however, and would generally rather let her bow do the work than resort to her sword.

    The Hunter will be the class of choice for players who enjoy striking a target at range. Clever by nature, the Hunter is known to lure her targets into traps to hinder them, giving her time to use her bow to deadly effect. A Hunter's knowledge of nature also provides skills that help her and her fellows survive in the wild. A Hunter's combat style depends on her ability to injure others while staying out of harm's way.

    Take of your bows and get ready!

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    Fri, Jan 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The TTH Dungeons & Dragons Site has a new article up about Death in the upcoming DDO: Stormreach.

    Zed has experienced many an epic battle and at least one unexpected death in his adventures playing the pen-and-paper (PnP) Dungeons & Dragons. Now, he gives us an inside look at how death is handled in the PnP game, and how it’s being treated in Dungeons & Dragons Online.

    “Whether it was players’ forgetfulness, boldness, stupidity, or who knows what… the result was a five man ‘total wipe’ as we know them in MMOGs. What killed them: A huge dragon; an army of trolls; a legion of undead; a mad necromancer? No, a gardener; a solitary bugbear gardener armed with a scythe.”

    If you're like me and have never died *crosses fingers, eyes and toes at THAT lie* You may want to read it here

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    Thu, Jan 19, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Four new Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach trailers are up at GameTrailers.com for your viewing pleasure. The clips feature three more character classes and some combat.

    Take a look at what our very own Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site has to offer. You won't be disappointed!

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    On a side note... It's hard as hell typing and pasting and posting when one has a severe bout of hiccups. Someone.. please scare the bejesus out of me!

    News
    Wed, Jan 18, 2006
    Awenyddion
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