better wilderness pursuit rules for B-X D&D
published : 2017.01.22
The rules around wilderness pursuit in Basic/Expert Dungeons and Dragons never made much sense. Here's a revision, where I adopted three rules based on three of the four steps from a post 18 months ago on fixing the pursuit rules in version 5e runagame.net.
Step 1. Disengage the enemy.
|- 25% if the fleeing are wounded|
|- 10% is making a fighting retreat|
|+25% if supported by covering fire|
|+20% conditions: fire, rain, etc|
Step 2. Flee line of sight.
|+25% heavy rain|
|+15% light forest|
|+15% rain forest|
|+25% dense brambles|
|- 25% pursuit by
predator on its turf|
Step 3. Find path out of search area or distract pursuers. Monsters or player characters with a strong affinity for a certain environment will evade pursuers on 1-5 on 1d6. E.g. Erdei seeking to evade non-erdei pursuers in the wilderness. Otherwise, evading characters must successfully roll less than or equal to their WIT score on 2d8 to escape.
I just wanted an opportunity to ask about the readership of this site.
Are you all late 20s caffeine addicted australian tattoo hunting photographers with fucked up dreams that you want psychoanalyzed?
What the fuck?
where's my flying car??
Johnny Rotten was wrong. There is a future and we're in it. Except it doesn't look like it's supposed to -- much more Blade Runner than Jetsons.
Oh well, at least your website's looking good, Michael.
And, if your looking for further proof that the future is now: June Jetson just died of old age. See below:
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (AP) -- Penny Singleton, who brought the comic strip character Blondie to life in a popular series of films and was the voice of the mother on the television cartoon series "The Jetsons," died here on Wednesday. She was 95. ....
Ms. Singleton went on to do the voice of Jane Jetson in "The Jetsons," Hanna-Barbera's futuristic counterpart to its highly successful "Flintstones" cartoon. The show ran in prime time for just one season, 1962-63, but has been widely seen in syndication.
With the amount of crap you're rambling on about here, its no wonder you are unemployed.
web & email hosting?
i have harassed your brother a couple times—but i guess he is too busy—so now on to you.
a few things:
1 you can kill eagletech.ca (my old site) & emmalee.ca (my dancer friend who is no longer around) and j.lamb
but is it possible to tranfer a new site to your server?
my ex is running www.silentsolutions.ca from my shaw SOHO account and i would really like it gone.
I will still be administering it. but all she really needs in web space and a couple pop accounts (1 primary and a few alias's)
Gambling is a fun hobbie for many people. Id rather spend $500 at the casino and have a fun time then spend $500 on a stupid toy that i will get tired of in a day.
After all life is about having a good time. I don't really care much about money, i did when i was yonger. I have everything i need in life, now i enjoy gambling.
I do know all the house edges for every game. I know that Baccarat is the one game with the lowest house edge and my personal fav.
I go up with $500 or $1000 and if i lose it oh well, still had good time, but last night for example i turned my $500 into $1200 and went home. Im up down up down, and i get all the comps and free drinks. I love it. You may win you may lose, but in the end the casino has the edge.
you make it seem like if you go up to the casino you will lose no matter what, this is indeed true if you keep playing even when you are up.
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Thank-you you're page really helped me with my project why does it have to be so much colder in Canada than in Hawaii.
Maybe Buchanan has the right idea. If the US can be autarkic so can we. But the pro-American Canadian American-wannabes have it wrong. Our military policy shouldn't be some Maple Leaf auxillary of the American legions. Away with the US! Away with the UN! Forget "peacekeeping forces," mass armies, or buying friends. What Canadains need are their own nukes and means of delivering them. After all, if North Korea can do it, so can we. We have 90x her land size, 150% her population, and perhaps 30x her GDP. We have the resources, know-how, and vast areas to test. We can deal with other countries. E.g. we might trade fusion technology with the Indians to help them develop their hydrogen bomb technology while they help us with mid-range/long-range/ICBM technology. We could play states off each other. If the Indians won't deal with us, the Pakistanis might. Ditto N & S Korea, Israel & Iran, China & Taiwan.
With such weapons we can anihilate any foreign invader. We wouldn't need America's protection or UN's love. We'd have a sort of Jeffersonian/even Buchanan attitude, "Peaceful (strong peaceful) relations with all nations; entangling alliances with none." As for Quebec, the US and France are also vulnerable. We could incite sepratists movements among the Corsicans, Provencal, Basques, and Bretons. We could excite the Arab immigrants. We could tell US Hispanics that California and Texas are occupied territories and that Monticello and Mount Vernon rightfully belong to the descendants of the slaves whose labour provided the capital for the construction of such.
We Canadians don't have the guts for these endevours, but after a term or two of a president Buchanan, they will get the spur.
Re: the following two messages. Please forgive the duplication. I'm still somewhat new to this internet thing and I wanted to vent about Pat Buchanan. Read at your convenience and inclination. Thanks for your forum.
Let us take a second look at this for the moment
A single nation, from sea to shining sea, imbdued with the unifying aspect which it has lacked up until now...absolute unity!
We have the land to be self-sufficient. Truly!
We have a relatively small population.
We have mother nature on our side in times of conflict & tribulation.
Let us not decieve ourselves!
We must stand down the Behomoth!
A central and prominant gold maple leaf on a field of crimson...make it the banner!
Article on Dominican Republic/Haiti
It is probably better if you didnt write anything on the Dominican Republic...you are not helping our tourism which in turn causes more poverty.
If this trip caused you so much sorrow then I must warn you against visiting Haiti. If Haiti had a tourism industry then maybe it would no longer be the "poorest country on Earth".
It might be better to start looking at the politics of poverty then just at 'the poverty' itself.
If it wasnt for the European tourists we (Dominicans) would probably not have a tourism industry. We have it so good here in North America that we can't even bare the site of 'poor' people being near us not even while on vacation. Only the 5 star resorts will do so that these luxurious hubs can further shield us from the rest of the world no matter where we are.
We canadians know what a quarter, nickel, dime, penny, toonie, loonie, etc. is. Aussie's don't have any such names for thier coinage. For them, it's a 10 cent coin, 5 cent coin, 20 cent coin, etc. You'd figure they'd "ie" them.
"Plonk" originated with British troops in France in World War I. It was their pronunciation of "vin blanc" (white wine) but soon came to mean any cheap wine. Note that "Rumpole of the Bailey" goes to Pomeroy's Wine Bar for "plonk."
I came upon this site by mistake but enjoyed having a read. Your comments on Australia are interesting. As an Australian that has lived and worked in Canada both coasts, travelled the country extensively and continues to visit the country where I made some really good friends, I see it all the other way.
I find that Canadians and Australians are incredibly similar in so may ways, with some distinct differences. Yes we have a lot of similarities to the Brits, Scottish and Irish but that makes sense as it is our heritage. It is also our humour that allows us to bond well (a major difference between Canadians and Australians).
Essentially both nationalities come from huge countries with tiny populations, essentially living in city areas. Both countries are incredibly beautiful in different ways, with very varied landscapes. We were both colonised by Britain (in totally different ways). We both have been very heavily influenced by the US, which we both do not like.
We both are both viewed as being very safe, clean, trouble free countries, but lacking in personality (more so the case for Canada).
We are both going through the same growing pains and coming to terms with our identities. Our ethnic mixes are now some of the most diverse in the world. Toronto is now the second largest Italian city in the world, Melbourne the second largest Greek city.
We are both incredibly proud and patriotic, and sports mad—you see we think Canadians are sports mad.
We are well educated and well travelled, and have good knowledge of the world.
In relation to work—we are both very hard working nations—we tend to think Canadians are a bit too intense and very anal, but Canadians think we are too laid back and casual. At the end of the day we tend to achieve the same result.
Canadians constantly fight their close proximity to the US and being an extension of the USA—and not being recognised as their own identity.
Australians are so conscious of their isolation and being so far and insignificant to the rest of the world—they are constantly seeking recognition and attention.
The major difference between us is our sense humour and intensity. Canadians are much nmore intense in their outlooks and beliefs.
Personally I would be proud to be from either, and are both two of the best countries in the world to live.
But heh I am probably biased
know what you say
I'm upset to hear that you put 0 out of 5 for transat. But what really pissed me off is your rumor about them hiring restaurent staff....
This is kind of an ignorant comment. Their are laws in canada about safety for the passengers. ALL canadian airlines have to train their flight attendants the same way. And if you have less than 85% in one exam, you cannot graduate from the course. You should think an read some books before making a comment like that. It is just proving your ignorance.
And by the way when you shop at WalMart do you except to buy Armani? You wanna be cheap and save a couple of hundreads, then you get what you paid for.
If anyone has any ideas of weird airlines that operate around the world could they email me... I already have naked air and Hooters... any others. My email is alexpoulson / at / yahoo.co.uk
I have a page about airlines, and will probably put a link to your page. if you want to have a look at mine, there it goes:
all the best
You used to have a collection of Dilbert strips on your site. I'm after a list of filenames of strips with the embedded code in the date. I have a couple of months worth. Do you have such a list? If so, I'd be very greatful if you would send it to me. I'm not after the strips themselves, only the filenames. Thanks in advance. --Jim
Unfortunately, the dilbert site only seems to keep about four weeks worth of comics online. I'll forward my perl widget for retrieving them. It contains the bits that indicate where the files are stored on the Dilbert site. I think the code appears somewhere on my site, but I'm not certain where! ;)
i happen to love that oh so brilliant piece of british comedy that is monty pythons flying circus and if you know of rowan atkinson, (well that wierd lookin' guy called BEAN, another of his works)
i believe you have one of his quotes
"drink and be merry for tommorrow you may contract a horrible skin disease"
which makes more sense in the movie's context being in the dark ages) anyway, this great series that i've been ranting about is called THE BLACK ADDER i think it's great and just wanted to inform a possible future 'Rowan' fan you don't have to email back, i just wanted to send this out into the void
check it out
"I know this, this is Unix!" scene in J
In that scene, it WAS Unix, SGI's Irix to be precise. At one time someone posted a link to the source of the 3d file browser that was used in the movie. It was some sort of experimental VR file browser. Sure, most Unix or Unix like OSs are not like that, but then my 128mb AGP8x 3D card can render a very nice "#"
SGI's FSN - 3d Filesystem Navigator [sgi.com]. For IRIX 4.0.1 - 5.3 only.
i'm aware that you like scorpio, but i need a design desperatley for cancer and libra together somehow.I'm having difficulty with this. If you can help that would be great. This is for lower back. I have 2 others on my left arm. Thank you.
I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAD THE FACES OF SMILE NOW CRY LATER?
life is bizarre
Interesting site, to say the least...
I was organizing my fav's and clicked on your site again. I had forgotten I had visited here a few weeks ago. (Pre-alzheimers?) I re-read my post to you, and low and behold, I DID get a TATTOO!! As well as my daughter getting her eyebrow peirced (which was just plain ICKY to watch, even with me being a surgical nurse). I decided on something small, and unique to me... something that would be a constant in my life... for my tatt. It's my astrological sign of Cancer, but the glyph, not the actual crab. I had it put on my right ankle and it's about 2 cm wide. I was very excited and showed my co-workers and surgeons. Can you believe they all thought it was a sideways 69? For God's sake!!! I obviously have a wild reputation for them to ONLY think I would get something sexual, LOL!! Anyway, I love it, it is sexy, and I am very happy with it. And yes, when you get an income and back to Toronto, you must dine at Dantes.
Need your help
I like your work and thought you might know where I could get a pic of an all BLACK lion. I have searched the net for many days with no results and dont want to pay an artist tons to have one made. If you can help id so appreciate it
The website you posted www.kingoffools.com is where he's working now....He's a great artist, as some of my friends have work done from him. And the other guy Dameon Rowanchilde (sp?) is another excellent artist who's working at urbanprimitive in toronto....
Fire House 357
Do you know where I could buy that fire house 357? I looked on legos web sight.
Like a previous poster I now have 2 young boys and my parents recently brought out the old "stack O Lego" and all the parts are there but the manuals have been long gone. Any updates on the originals?
instructions can be found at:
Just curious if Patti Rempel was formerly Patti Bradley of Moncton.
Your scheme worked!
I googled myself and found you page.
What a Great Idea.
Drop me a line.
But don't post my email please
maria nadia H P
i am looking for nadia maria from sverige your DAD FAR sharif
hey...i'm not actually cindy chudyk, but she was a former teaCHER (at E.L.C.S.S.) it was weird to see her name here...she IS a geography teacher....don't even ask why i was googling my teahcer.s
I am looking for a woman from Tulsa named Debbie Sowell. Sorry to use your page this way Mike but if it worked for you maybe it will work for me too! Her parents were Homer and Ruby Tremble (or Trimble) This is NOT the Debbie Sowell who is Dean of Instruction in the Math Department at Oral Roberts.
I arrived via a search for quotes on the topic of an impending 30th. I must say that I wished i had no come across this site as now I feel utterly unaccomplished.
Canuck, where is the Hockey, my boy? have I in some way overlooked your thoughts on the national sport or is Lord Stanley rolling in his grave as i write these words?
Outstanding site, by the way. There is something so telling about your attention to order & detail in a friendly way. Certainly a far cry from the gif-riddled abominations I & my kind foist upon our visitors.
p.s. GO RANGERS!
Boy oh boy was I having a brunette moment or what took me 5 min to figure out the guestbook and they say it's just blondes who are dumb lol Anyhow enough of my rats I'm going to be short and sweet here Your site impressed me great job . Much enjoyed blah blah blah :)
I found the same zip file images a year but since my computer crash, all those images were lost. i've been also looing for the it ever since. just wanted to say thanx
S10 problem in XP
My name is Wil and i live in a small village in Holland. I worked with the S10 Photosmart scanner in Windows 98SE on a SCSI-card. I Have now a new computer with XP. I put the SCSI-card in the new computer and installed the S10 software. It doesnt work. I found a new driver S10/S20 and it works. But now occured a problem with Photoshop 7.0. After the first scan he refused to scan again with the message An other programm is using it, but there is no programm in the background. I wonder if you hear of this problem.
Many thanks for your answer.
PS: I will return to your site to read it totally.
do not think of dying but live life to the full
hey this site is great, i stumpled across it while looking for a simple maple leaf design to inspire me to great my tattoo. I was wondering if it would be alright to take some of your maple leaf ideas and alter them a bit for my tattoo? let me know anyway. Id be happy to take a picture of the finished thing if you agree and give your design credit of course :)
i like pie and pickles but no no 1 likes
George W Bush do they........
Quite a bit of information on here. Good stories, pictures are very nice as well. Loved the Japanese Toilet story, you forgot to mention that not all toilets are blowing scented air. Most of them are just blowing warm air which of course floats upwards...
places I want to visit
When you're in Hungary, i think you really should visit Croatia too—adriatic sea, cities of Zagreb, Varaždin, Pula and Split, Plitvice national park, for example.
Neven, pentaxian friend
creationism versus evolution
I object to your second last paragraph.
The scientific approach requires statements of theory to be verifiable and replicable. In case of evolution, this is being done on a daily level, and hence it is the theory that is regarded as most likely to be true.
In case of creationism, it is simply a belief, that you can not argue against (I believe this, you believe that).
So a more accurate statement would be—Evolution is currently the most prevalent scientific theory to explain how life develops.
Creationism is one of many mystical beliefs of how live develops, and it draws against other mystical explanations, such as the Shinto, Hindu or various Pagan religions.
Your overall advice may still be valid: Someone who understands science and deems evolution most likely will not be dissuaded by a creationist, and a true believer will not see reason if faced with scientific evidence.
received wisdom (har har)
You should check your source on the stella awards referred to above... According to the stella awards website, they are not real stories, but fabrications.
I too find Japanese toilets strange at times... interesting thing about the alarm in the toilet. BTW all these features are mainly for the old people to use. Since Japan has a large population over 60 (and oldies may have problems wiping their ass etc.) they put these special features in the public toilets...
if anyone knows the wherabouts of gloria stockdale(maiden name) who lived in cooksville in the 50s plse let me know cause its very important i talk to her. thanks elliott
obtaining a visa for China (from Tokyo)
The HOSPITAL where you'll be staying? O.o
Also, when I went to China, the travel agent took care of the visa for me, but maybe that's because it was "for business", I donno...
This mechanism of expats not paying taxes only applies AFAIK for countries with which Canada has tax treaties. For example, I pay US taxes, and because of that treaty I do not have to pay Canadian taxes as well. Or at least that was the case when I went abroad.
Excellent writeup Michael! Interesting to hear how the process went :). By the way, could you give us some more information on how you conducted the surveys? What websites/methods did you use? What size user groups? How did you get people to take part? Would be very useful to know!
Japan poses a lot of hurdles for the startup, thanks for sharing your experience. I had a look at the site and can tell you really spent time on this, the homepage really pops!
I'd love to know how easy/hard it was to actually develop the site in Japan/Japanese? Getting the content translated, building the DB, working with and finding Japanese programmers/designers, hosting, updating, payments, etc. I've found that it is far harder, than say in vietnam or China, to easily, quickly and smoothly bring these people into the fold and build the relationships that are required to get to launch in a reasonable time frame. Without getting into an in depth culture analysis, the formality seems to pose an added complexity. Any development keys you could give an aspiring web start-up in Japan in this area?
Thanks, and good luck with Caritas.
Thanks for the details. Actually my partner and I also decided a few weeks ago a college kid with some quality programming skills could really help us out with some of the details. We approached a local college but no luck yet. Did you post for such a position or did you find your intern by word of mouth?
This viewpoint has so many errors of appreciation it is horrifying. First of all, having lived overseas for over 30 years I can attest that NOBODY outside the country takes Canadian citizenship lightly, neither foreign or expats themselves. Secondly, the idea that Canada is an "easy" immigration country is, sadly, not true. How many immigrants have YOU attempted to get into the country recently? I have. Genuine, put-upon, threatened refugees who needed a country, any country, in which to escape persecution. You think Canada helps? You think we aid refugees? Then why does nobody in the Refugee office in Canada pick up the phone—EVER? Why do they refuse to respond to emails? These boys were willing to come to Canada (or anywhere at all that was safe) and work at the lowest possible level—agricultural labour. They speak fluent French. They had finished compulsory schooling. THEY GOT NOWHERE and that was with ME helping them and I am a former Federal Politcal Assistant. As for "regular" immigrants, there is currently a FOUR YEAR waiting list to process immigration applications at our Paris embassy, and we are supposed to WANT French-speaking immigrants. What reasonable professional person wants to fool around waiting for four years for bureaucrats to get on with the job? People can get a bone-marrow transplant in less time and that requires finding a DNA-match.
Oveseas Canadians take ZERO dollars out of the economy. They are not entitled to public schooling nor the health care. They don't use the roads. What they DO do, is to work as "mini-ambassadors" across the globe, attempting to further Canadian business interests. I myself tried. When the big Scandinavian company STORA was looking for overseas lumber partners, I hustled in to suggest Canadian partners. They came back sadly, telling me that "Canadian lumber companies only want to do business with the Americans". Not surprising since the Canadian lumber companies seem all to be managed by Americans. Bravo Canucks. How clever is that?
At the end of the day, you do not need a country full of lawyers only. You need plumbers too. You do not want a Canada full of English-descendant immigrants only. You want a mixture. And you do NOT need a country with a bizarre, frankly "American" attitude towards overseas citizens. You NEED those citizens, their input, their efforts. Not all will contribute. Not all resident citizens contribute either—some just live on benefits. But to wipe them all off the map based on a jingoistic rhetoric is to cut your own nose off in spite of your face. Please get to know some non-residents.
The issue with Mister Griffiths view is that he argues that certain inalienable rights (like the right to vote, enter the country freely, etc.) are now tied to your income tax status. That removes the "inalienable" status from those rights.
I also should note that the minute I begin to work in Canada again I am immediately taxable on my Canadian source income. However I am not allowed to avail myself of healthcare or education rights for six months. Until then I have to provide private cover for myself. The moment I am eligible for healthcare and education is the moment I am taxable on my worldwide income. So it seems the system is largely equitable as it stands and needs no further tweaking.
The case of the Lebanon evacuation was extreme and not representative of the norm by the way. The Canadian Government makes it clear that I am largely on my own when abroad. IF I can get to a consulate THEN the Government will TRY to help but for the most part I must care for myself (and do). IF the Government has resources to hand to get me out THEN they will try and do so but again, otherwise, I am on my own. That said if a fair fee for consular registration is the answer then so be it. I'm not averse to paying for that service. It is no different to paying for insurance but note here that if the proverbial hits the fan I then expect a proper rescue effort rather than using a conveniently located warship to come and get me (and then apply full costing to justify taxing ex-pat Canadian workers as if they lived in Canada).
Focusing on the more important issue though much of what is argued should be tied to tax status above are supposed to be inalienable rights of Canadian citizens -
Ability to enter Canada freely at any time; (This is my birthright. Nothing more needs to be said here. For those that got citizenship and later left, for any reason, it's a perq but not one that infers any real cost on Canadians. FYI I see loads of non-Canadians at YVR subjected to much more rigour to enter the country and they aren't handing over a credit card to cover the cost of entry either so not sure where the "user pays" model fits here Professor Chant!)
Easier entry and exemption from visa requirements when traveling to many other countries; (FYI this is a benefit of our Nation working well with our neighbours and, to a much larger extent of Canadian expatriates such as myself not being troublesome visitors to most countries—with the last point in mind you have to ask who is earning the benefit for who here? To an extent its us Expats, like the author living in Japan, that make it easier for Canadian residents on holiday to get in as the ex-pats demonstrate that Canadians are low risk, good value visitors)
Consular services including protection if charged with criminal offences and assistance with other legal matters; (Generally assistance and protection here is limited at best and families must still fund their own legal defense in a criminal proceeding. Most legal assistance is provided to corporate citizens seeking to establish businesses abroad which is supposed to drive taxable income back to Canada but thanks to corporate tax structuring rarely does).
Transfer to Canada to serve sentences for offenses committed on foreign soil; (Really? This applies to how many of the 2.7 million Canadians living abroad? really? this is a material benefit? This is the most absurd thing I've ever read—Professor Chant )
Eligibility for resident tuition fees and post-secondary financial assistance; (Only once I've been in Canada six months and am paying taxes)
Easier qualification for healthcare benefits on return to Canada (Ummm that's because access to Government sponsored Health Care is a RIGHT for all of Canada's citizens...but despite that I still have to wait six months, which, (not so) coincidentally is when I'm fully taxable on my world wide income, to avail myself of this benefit).
So the good Professor who wrote this is clearly talking out of his left ass cheek. I agree with Michael—if we are to be taxed as Canadians then we definitely get FULL rights as Canadians...even if one can strongly argue that if they were truly "RIGHTS" then it would have nothing to do with tax.