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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 AM
    Congrats?
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 07:00 AM
    I picked up my cousin from his job at Starbucks tonight, and because he was hungry and don’t want to talk to his Mom- who has been kinda lashing out at anyone nearby, today- I took him to IHOP. Over dinner, we spitballed concepts for his PC in an upcoming Pathfinder campaign his friends will be playing. I had mentioned the PC design method I call “look at it, then walk away”: basically an...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 06:43 AM
    "Upthread 5ekyu described a horse as the FRPG equivalent of a motorcycle. Why are horses different from boots? They're both there on the equipment list with a price next to them! (Well, in 5e they're subsumed into clothes, but I've never heard of a RPG where any clothes wear out from being worn, except one time in my Burning Wheel game where the result of a failed Resources check for upkeep was...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 06:42 AM
    Why would the rules have to? You really don't see how horses are different from boots? Really? Here we go with more of the inane questions again. What's the point in asking questions that serve no purpose? And by serve no purpose, I mean have nothing to do with what I'm talking about.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 06:42 AM
    You'd have to hurt yourself in the process, wouldn't you?
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 AM
    When at last the Sticks were ready to leave Camp Vengeance on their mission to map the area from the view upon the cliffs of Mbala, Scoutmaster Wulf Rygor introduced them to their other travelling companions: The cartographer Tarri and her husband, Kasqa. Tarri was a woman of mixed human heritage - her father had been an Amnish merchant and her mother a Chultan native. Her husband was a warrior...
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  • Al'Kelhar's Avatar
    Today, 06:36 AM
    And even if your DM says "yes", your PC has to burn one of three attunement slots for this schtick. I'm not sure there are many 17th level warlocks who can't find better uses for their attunement slots. So, I'd say "(a) no, they're called bracers of archery for a reason; and (b) why would you want to; and (c) look, I'll just give your rod of the pact keeper another function, dude, stop whining,...
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  • Hjorimir's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    I so happy to hear that! (What are we talking about again?)
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    Ok so it's athletics 15 an stealth 14 to climb the wall to go into the courtyard unnoticed. It's clear. But I don't want to climb the wall or go into the courtyard. I want to go to the elf who fell from the wall. That why I didn't made any athletics check but only a stealth check. (Unless he fell into the courtyard?) Then I want to help him to get out of the web, giving him an advantage...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 AM
    Because? Where do the game rules tell me this? Upthread 5ekyu described a horse as the FRPG equivalent of a motorcycle. Why are horses different from boots? They're both there on the equipment list with a price next to them! (Well, in 5e they're subsumed into clothes, but I've never heard of a RPG where any clothes wear out from being worn, except one time in my Burning Wheel game where the...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 AM
    "For much of the game, the un-trained wizard has a higher bonus to Investigate than the trained fighter does, so simple proficiency still ends up being meaningless." In my experience, the fighter characters built with proficiency in investigate often have bonuses in INT. it's pretty easy to get to +1 to +2 ability boost early or at chargen **if** it's a task you want to pursue even second...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    The player is only one of 5(including the DM) playing the game. Even if that player doesn't want the obligation that comes with the class he picked, the other players might appreciate it. I'll answer a question with a question. Does this mean that you will always insist on taking things out of context? That would depend on the circumstances. Of hand I'd say that delays, having to...
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  • Lord Twig's Avatar
    Today, 06:18 AM
    Mindra will stay out of sight and keep her bow ready. In case diplomacy fails.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 AM
    When Aremus catches up to everyone, he will gravitate to the half-elf. Does he know him?
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 AM
    Sure, but that makes the definition of a bad DM, "Does something that someone else won't like.", which leaves quite literally all DMs as bad DMs. Not a very useful definition of "bad DM".
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 06:11 AM
    I had a player who after discussion and such we agreed he was not going to play in the Stargate game. It actually started with me telling him I would not be inviting him, why and after discussion we were both fine with it. It had nothing at all to do with how I played the ties-to-npcs. It had to do with his frequently displayed and oft-stated over years strong aversion and intense dislike...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 06:10 AM
    What's the point of that, from a gameplay perspective, in circumstances where the player has already flagged that s/he is not interested in this sort of stuff? And how could it be that a GM can't enjoy the game unless it includes this - does that mean s/he always insists that at least one player play a feypact warlock? Well, the threat of the bike being stolen was the actual example given...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 AM
    I don't see what evil or personal morality has to do with it. Whether you're advocating bad GMing is a different matter. I can go into posts in the 5e forum and learn that it is "bad GMing" to find a fight with 3 ogres boring (only a "bad GM" can't make a "sack of hit points" interesting), or learn that it is "bad GMing" to have trouble managing the adventuring day (only a "bad GM" would frame...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 AM
    The Frostskimmr is waiting to take you back to Daggerford, so it's available to take you north. They're happy to take you until the mission is complete.
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 AM
    Well I fixed the scales thing although I'm not totally satisfied with it. I increased the max dex bonus of Mithril scales to +4 so it can reach AC 19 if you pump Dex. Every other solution I came up with seemed clunky.
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  • cmad1977's Avatar
    Today, 06:04 AM
    I’d reword the Ring to say that a person can’t ‘knowingly tell a lie’. Also, the 2nd part: If the lies can’t be detected, but a persons voice can’t be heard when they lie then the wearer or the ring knows they’re lying anyways.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    Before or after the many times it has been broken, confiscated or stolen?
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I once went to a game where the players and DM were very silly throughout the entire game. I politely said thank you and informed them at the end of the night that I would not be returning. It wasn't the game for me. What I didn't do, was expect them to stop playing so silly because I was a player and I didn't like it.
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    DOWNVOTES ARE 3 Banshee 18 Ghost 18 Ghoul 19 Lich 3 + 1 = 4 Revenant 19 Shadow 20 Skeleton 19 Spectre 14 - 3 = 11
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 AM
    Why not? It says it can create things you concentrate upon while painting. Limited by value, not by material.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:32 AM
    Kalorn nodded again to the Archmage, a bit deeper this time. "You will find that he has a rare mix of boldness and caution. Has good instinct." He gave Luko another coin - gold this time "Good luck kid. Keep using that noggin of yours, and you'll make it". He turned to the others. It was time to confer with Imani. He wondered if they would hire the same ship? The oars might be...
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  • Sacrosanct's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 AM
    Yep. Every time I went to the library, I looked for the book and tape based off this movie. Must have listened to it a hundred times. Hmmm....now I must see if I can find a copy...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 AM
    So if your looking for a temporary or one off bonus you could provide the fighter the blessing of a high level fighter's spirit that passing on. So they can use the fighter's high level power on occasion.
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 AM
    You don't have to use a focus, but I don't think anything says you can't.
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  • bid's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 AM
    DOWNVOTES ARE 3 Banshee 18 Ghost 18 Ghoul 19 Lich 3 Revenant 19 Shadow 20 Skeleton 19 Spectre 14
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 AM
    You know, if Luko goes with Imani, and it doesn't quite work out, there is one mentor that Kalorn hasn't thought of - Udit... if anyone can teach that kid how to stay alive, Udit can!
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    Hold on. The area 100 ft from the door is lit, GK said lights were turning on. The area behind us is not. The Princess was going to check out the area behind us because she can light the darkness. I assumed silver streak would do something about stopping the door from opening.
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 AM
    I just realized that there is no detect/discern lie in 5e, which blows my mind. Anyhow, I am running a 5e game that includes a pc who has a *ring of truth,* converted from the 1e version. Okay, so first of all, here's the text of my conversion of the ring for reference: Okay, so the question- which would apply to a converted version of the detect/discern lie spell, as well,, and...
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  • 97mg's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 AM
    Bria looked to the ground and exhaled deeply as Gimlak went about his carving of dwarven flesh. It was ugly, horrible and confronting, but she did not speak a word against it. The invaders deserved it. Every cut, slice, and splatter of red against the snow. With Bria and Rollin walking ahead, the group then headed off, leaving the gruesome scene's future in the hands of snow, wind and rain....
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  • FullCaster's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 AM
    Wow I never noticed the Google Docs link. Thank you for pointing it out.
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  • pukunui's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 AM
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I do like the idea of a masked ball in Castle Waterdeep. Unfortunately, I don't really have the time to do much homebrewing of this adventure. I'm going to have to run it more or less straight, at least this first time through. I have warned my players that it's not actually a heist adventure, despite the name, and that it's more about stopping the bad...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 AM
    Normally I would agree with you. Its just that in this particular game we are seeing a huge amount of investigation and knowledge type checks. I would estimate about 90% of the checks in the game currently have guidance on them. That is simply the pace of this particular game, which is why I am attempting to adjust with said house rule.
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 AM
    Silver Streak runs back with the Princess, because he can't see in the dark.
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  • Finglas's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 AM
    If you click on the Google Docs link, it seems pretty up to date, with Xanathar’s included. I would do that - actually I did that! It shows up much better on my phone that way and has all the subclasses covered.
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 AM
    Yep, Mike rules how things would work in his games, not what is RAW. Jeremy is the only one with that power. Both of them have stated that before. Plus, aren't there easier ways to make your character into the Ranger from the D&D cartoon? ;)
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 AM
    I would just like to quote this because it is so rare that Imaro and I agree on anything RPG related. :D It's nice when people just understand the point that's being made. Makes me wonder if I'm explaining things clearly enough otherwise.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 AM
    Where is Captain America's shield when he's not using it?
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 AM
    FUnnily enough, this actually happened recently in our group. The group wanted to play Planescape. I've made no secret that I'm not a Planescape fan. I offered, quite sincerely, to back out and play on the alternating weeks (we alternate campaigns weekly) and let them have their fun. The group, as one, voted me down and decided to play another campaign. I have to admit, it meant a lot to...
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  • Chaosmancer's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    Could work, though losing out on the "you get better at skills over time" aspect of proficiency would be sad.
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  • Chaosmancer's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 AM
    Sort of. I mean, yeah the Wizard has a higher bonus for a while, but by level 5 if the wizard has a 20 INT they have a +5, while the fighter with a 12 INT and prof has a +4 A 1 point difference is enough a lot of players will still likely defer, but also small enough that one player could feel confident in pushing for it if it was important to their concept. I also feel rolling stats helps...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    I just wanted to say I was right about Shield Master and it's timing.
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  • EliteHatter's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 AM
    Quick question for clarification, ar the only things that use strength Unarmed attacks, melee attacks, and certain armors? In other words are 90% of the weapons Dex based? Or Am I overlooking a paragraph? Also I LOVE this setting. My friends and I are gearing up to play here soon, hence the ask for clarification.
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  • Deuce Traveler's Avatar
    Today, 04:17 AM
    Judgment of Round 2, Match 1: hawkeyefan vs MortalPlague We have two non-fantasy RPG entries. What a treat! I’m settling on a point system. Two points for the rules; one for being on time and the other for the word limit. Two points for grammar and readability. Two points for how integral is each ingredient; adjective for one point and the subject for the other. Two points for the...
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 04:17 AM
    Huh, that's a great question. The intention was that the Mithril scales were for Dex-based dragons who also had Razor Claws and maybe some levels in rogue or monk. But it appears I goofed -- since there's no downside to Adamantine scales, and Mithril attains at most the same AC, there's really not any point. :(
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 AM
    Princess Mononoke was an amazing film. But, I didn't read and listen to the Princess Mononoke record-book over and over again as a child.
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 AM
    The most fun way would be to do level 1 tempest cleric/level X infernal warlock. Be a variant human and take heavy armor master. Use Hellish Rebuke and the Wrath of the storm to try and kill foes that hit you. Getting stats to work might be slightly difficult but not impossible. Go tomelock and take a melee spell you like. Use eldritch blast or the chosen melee cantrip your turns. Once...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 AM
    Did you not say that you had a player walk because you ran a game that he would not like?
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:50 AM
    First, the ultimate authority gets to do as he pleases. Lesser authorities have no choice in the matter. Judges are authorities, but they have to do as the Appeals Court(greater authority) says, and they in turn have to do what the Supreme Court(ultimate authority says). Second, you are ignoring all of the other, "The game world is yours", "you are the master of the multiverse" comments in the...
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  • AnotQuiteSimpleSoul's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 AM
    What's the point of mithril and adamant scales? I mean yeah I can see why a dragon would want to take one of those, but having both seems pointless. I mean in what instance would a dragon not take adamant instead of mithril?
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 AM
    So you're fine with the fluff of a medusa's gaze being, "The gaze of the medusa causes tickles and laughter"? You're okay with the fluff of a castle wall being, "this tall oak tree stands 150 feet high and is full of squirrels"? Fluff dictates many of the mechanics and is ironclad if it isn't changed. Fluff more often dictates other fluff and how different pieces of fluff interact with each...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 AM
    Currently my favorite paladin build (and you never hardly mentioned the things that make it unique even in isolation). It is a strength based paladin that dual wields short swords, I take the defensive fighting style. I try to start with 16 str 16 cha and then I boost charisma instead of strength (15 str 16 cha is acceptable too) In the important fights smite does the majority of my damage. I...
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  • Imaro's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 AM
    So...we are in agreement? I disagree... does a wizard have mechanics that are structured to support the fiction of having made a pact with a powerful being (Invocations, pact boons, etc.)? The warlock does. I can certainly understand a player wanting to use mechanics without any pre-attached fluff (or a GM wanting to run a game in that vein)... but that isn't how my group plays D&D, we...
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 AM
    Axel locks eyes with Bernard and something shifts in his mind. His eyes begin to glow a deep purple. Suddenly everyone around him seems to be stuck in honey. To Angel and the others Axel blurs springing against the wall to maneuver past. As the man lands he throws out his hand and a bolt of electricity crackles towards Bernard to strike the man. Initiative: 7d6 26 Ambush action: ...
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  • freyar's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 AM
    I'll agree to 2 origami as a swift action or 4 as a standard action with the text as you suggest. I meant to make the kiseru a monk weapon for anyone, as in your revised weapon description. If you don't mind, let's go with that. Are we done with the mechanical bits to your satisfaction?
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  • Invisible Stalker's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 AM
    DOWNVOTES ARE 3 Banshee 18 Ghost 18 Ghoul 19 Lich 6 Revenant 19 Shadow 20 Skeleton 19 Spectre 14
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 AM
    So something isn't a fallacy simply because you disagree with it. It has to a logically invalid argument form, which has nothing to do with the actual content of the argument. A fallacious argument can still result in a correct answer, and a logically sound argument form could be filled with crazy talk. My argument isn't either of those. You are I simply have two different subjective views on...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 AM
    I think it defines where the final authority lies as to campaign and setting elements - by default in the rules. Like every other case of authority, it can be applied well or badly. No matter how many times you wsnt to make it seem otherwise, nobody here is arguing in favor of the gm using their authority to abuse the trust their players placed in them. Really, we are not evil folks in...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:59 AM
    I get what your saying. I was in a game once where we were playing pirates. The problem? The DM started us without a boat and not even near the water. Several sessions later and we never did mange to get a boat for the pirates campaign. However, there's a world of difference between having your bike stolen, and running out of gas and being inconvenienced. Jumping to the horrible DM example...
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  • MichaelSomething's Avatar
    Today, 02:59 AM
    The next person I see that says natural language is better then jargon is gonna get pointed to this thread.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:56 AM
    Like pemerton, you are choosing piss poor examples designed to make one side look bad, rather than use the examples people have been giving. That's uncool. Earlier in the thread my example of having the warlock make a side trip to the Old Man of the Woods as the party goes through the forest. People thought small things were okay. One tried to tell me that even though the DM was bringing...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 02:55 AM
    If the GM is going to make the patron thing a part of the game, it should imo be worked into the game not made an interruption by either the GM or the player. That said, eveey pc in my game gets their share of personal stuff in play so a scene between warlock and patron is no different than many other scenes the other characters get - a private offer to the wizard, a request fir the cleric to...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 AM
    See this is the place where we really go off at different perspectives. I see a gm saying "no warlocks period" as a case of a gm making a setting detetmination. Its rsther restrictive. I see a gm saying "i will not allow warlocks where we do not reach agreement on the pact and bargain sworn and beholden details and "insert examples" are definite no" as a gm making a setting decision - one...
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  • Grognerd's Avatar
    Today, 02:46 AM
    Dude... he answered that in his OP, directly behind what you mentioned... And he also very politely requested... I mean... c'mon. Just help the brother out! Laurefindel, I obviously haven't checked this out for balance and whatnot, but you could always parallel 1e. Normal progression up until level 10, then from levels 11+ instead of the normal HP progression, characters gain either...
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 AM
    12ft tall and 20ft wide at their tallest and widest EDIT no recess as it runs on magnets!!! the walls are very smooth
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    You need a DC 10 Dexterity (Sleight of Hands) or DC 13 Strength (Athletics) check to escape the webs, not an attack roll. Or maybe to say that's your 'attack roll' to escape. IF you fail this roll you need a Dexterity (Stealth) check You also need a Strength (athletics) check to get to the elf to cut him free
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 AM
    That doesn't say that the GM has sole authorship rights in respect of the setting. In fact, by describing the GM as the "ultimate authority" it implies the opposite! (ie that there are lesser, non-ultimate authorities - who presumably must be the players). If the GM says "No, you can't have dear dad waiting at home because in my setting all the dads are horrible" well OK, again I think I'd...
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    That I agree with. Even in a game predicated on a DM driven storyline, I don't see the reason to interrupt the game to focus on one aspect of a player's concept, unless the player has been pushing that storyline through their actions. "You chose to play warlock, so it's time for your side quest that your patron needs you to do" has way too much of a "it's time to eat your vegetables" feel to it.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    GM: I don't like running a game with warlocks - it offends my sense of the setting/my sense of decency/I think they're broken/etc. I think that GM is perhaps a bit precious - though, as per TwoSix's game, there's a difference here between a pickup game at a club and a serious game which is expecting a high degree of commitment from all participants. But the case that has been discussed in...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 AM
    "Where do the 5e rules say that the GM has sole authorship rights in respect of non-PC setting elements?" The rules establish the DM as the authority. As many have said, if the gm agrees to allow others such authority or agree to accept the suggestions proposed that is fine. From PHB Your DM might set the campaign on one of these worlds or on one that he or she created. Because...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    What does that have to do with any of the examples actually under discussion. If I as a player say "I want to play a warlock" and the GM - like 5ekyu, according to many posts upthread - is perfectly happy for me to run a fighter instead, then the GM doersn't want to run a game about patron's messing with their warlocks. We're not discussing a game where the GM's pitch is "Let's play a game in...
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 AM
    SHADOW WAR SEGMENT 009 “WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY-FRIDAY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT” 10/13/18 DRAVAGO 7, 1003 9th BELL, SHARN “Like, I thought he was never gonna leave.” Declares the secretary as she closes and locks the door to the office. She sits down closes her eyes. The smile leaves her face and her facial features become stern. She blows out her breath. She opens the desk lowest...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 AM
    Check out her badass pipes
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  • eayres33's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 AM
    Ulfred bit softly on his lip, great giant freaking spiders, he thought to himself as he looked back towards the group and shook his head as he saw Caranthir attempt and fail to climb the wall. Ulfred moved as quietly as possible back towards the group, as he pointed towards the wall he mouthed, “Giant spider. Has Beldor.” Silently. Stealth check: 1D20+2 = +2 = 13 AC currently 14 ...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 AM
    "Here's a simple answer - if a player comes into a game saying "I don't want to play a game about X" and the GM then proceeds to make the game about X, that is bad GMing." Or "Here's a simple answer - if a player comes into a game saying "I don't want to play a game about X" and the GM then proceeds to tell them the game is about X, that is good GMing." See the little jab in the...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 AM
    I think there are two cases. If it's a case that the game is already about X, and the player asks to join in - a new player to an existing group, a pick-up game, or whatever - then the player is forewarned. But if (as in the examples that have been discussed) the X is something that only comes into the game because it's an element of the new player's PC - a motorcycle, dear old dad, the...
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 AM
    If the GM says he wants run a game about X, and the player adamantly refuses to budge from his desire for it not to be about it X, is that bad playing? Who's in the right if they can't reach an accord? You and Hussar seem to think that it's the GM's fault, and not in any way the player's. Frankly, I'm sick of players wheedling out of the inconvenient consequences of the things they choose and do...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 AM
    Which is why the gm and player should work together on those details such as what the god of battle churchs etc expect.
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  • Waynan's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    Tam-Tam is confused by the scene before him at first. "Way to go Giantkiller.", he says to himself. Then he mentally berates himself for being able to slay orcs, trolls and giants; but allows himself to be taken out by a mere dozen ales. And he only had pre-supper and supper. He never got to desserts and late night snack. Tam then sees a familiar face who nods and signs to him. He is...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    "I haven't played very much V:tM, but my impression is that it's not a game of hard-knock scrabbling for the fare for a bus! If my PC's flavour is that I get about on my bike, and yours is that you caught the bus, what difference is that making in play? Is the GM going to say to you "No, you have to sit out this encounter because the bus was late" Assuming you dont reakly know VtM is an rpg...
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  • Nellisir's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    Finished. 5 outa 5. Two thumbs up. Gimme part three; I can read the handwriting on the wall and see who's coming! :)
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    Its dark/pitch black without light source back in the tunnel, just as an FYI
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 AM
    Eh...I'm a bit leery of going that far. Assuming a table of friends who have been playing a while together, sure. My own groups definitely have that right of refusal, and we also have a group where almost everyone takes a turn DMing. But there are plenty of games where new people are constantly moving in and out, and where the only constant is the DM, their style of play, and maybe a few old...
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  • GrayLinnorm's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 AM
    Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, died today of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 65.
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  • trancejeremy's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    Eh, I think BECMI (and B/X) should be separate from AD&D. While they may have added Orcus and Demogorgon, they weren't the AD&D Orcus and Demogorgon and were very minor players compared to Nyx or Alphaks
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  • Legatus_Legionis's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 AM
    I have had in the past, when it is a creature with "some" intelligence, they might have a "tactical retreat".... otherwise known as the "Run away! Run Away!" self preservation. If it is verses an undead/non-intelligent creature, then no. Also, we use fumble charts and weapon damage points. If the party of PC's decide the best way to overcome those creatures is to continue hacking them,...
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