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  • fjw70's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 PM
    Just curious, why is getting this into an official errata so important to you? Are people you playing with having heated arguments about this?
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 PM
    Team work, to be honest - not so much the intent to work as a team, rather the knowledge of how the various class and character choices can better support each other - because it relies on a fairly hefty knowledge of the system. A session 0 where new players discuss their characters' abilities, powers and the like, along with some brain storming of how they could work together really help with...
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    Hardest parts for new characters? Remembering how to use dice for ability checks or attack rolls(seriously) Remembering class/racial powers. And how to fix this? Honestly, I think they just need to pull their heads out of their sidebars and phones for about a month to watch the other people play the game, they will rack up approximately 4 times the game experience if they pay attention to...
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  • Waynan's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    Raven Elk, in a fury of red, and using Way, thinks fiery thoughts to burn this bug off of him as he grasps the spider from both sides with each hand, dropping his spear and shield aforehand.
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 PM
    How about having clerics/divine casters simply return to these sacred sites once they level in order to gain access to new 'levels' of divine power? Then they're free to trundle off doing divine castery things. As a reward at higher levels, they can be granted responsibility with securing a relic/chunk of divine mojo and founding their own sacred sight, which in turn acts as another place...
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  • Eis's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 PM
    when I DM'ed Princes of the Apocalypse for my friends they, at one point, were facing an enraged Umber Hulk....one of the party members dropped and played dead and they found that if they all did that the Umber Hulk ignored them and charged at another enemy that the group was facing....thus was born the Fainting Goats adventuring party
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 PM
    FLOW CHART! Ok, but before someone shares it: First, have a chat with your DM about stealth. Ask them to give you examples of scenarios where your character could and could not stealth. You at least need to know where they're coming from. To be clear, the PHB stealth rules are very much open to interpretation so its not so much as 'Someone is wrong, someone is right' but rather a matter...
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  • msaio458's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 PM
    If there is an error in the Gmail account, then we can get help through the Gmail Support Phone Number. Gmail Customer Service Expert helps in Gmail account related issues of problems. Gmail Support with the expectation of customer is accessible as online enable modules.
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  • Coroc's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 PM
    Use this for the first three Levels only after that "shoehorn" a portable item that enchances PC divine casters operational radius. If this is discussed upfront, and potential Players of divine casting chars are warned OOG bevor they roll up their char, that it might not be that effective and require good resource Management it is fair game. I would not do it differently if i would the Play...
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  • Nevvur's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 PM
    Readied actions and reactions: the order of events (action->reaction or reaction->action), readying a spell expends the slot even if you don't cast it, you can't ready an action outside of combat. Bonus actions: Only 1 per turn and only on your turn, period (Action Surge "possible bonus action" is a big source of confusion), dual wielding and wanting to use a bonus action to make an offhand...
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  • Coroc's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 PM
    I found out over the course of several game sessions that our DM is very strict if i try to hide or stay hidden with my character especially in combat scenarios.My Char: Wood elf ranger stealth prof. and mask of the wild.Lately i had a Scenario with my char being invisible (pot) and in stealth but he still ruled some mob stumble over me and allowed it to hit me although with disad.I could not use...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    Thank you for your errata. Your proposed language would indeed solve the issue. Now the only task remaining is get it inside the PHB.
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 PM
    For next time, just remember - the only prep you need for any prison adventures is working on your best Morgan Freeman impression.
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  • Coroc's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 PM
    Did this only with experienced Players. We had some Trouble with the Action economy, Action, Bonus Action, move, reaction, with move splittable in fragments everywhere between. Well flipping over the goblin climbing the tree is a movement with an acrobatics and an athletics check backstabbing the orc does work too (attack Action), if the conditions for a sneak attack are still met (if not...
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  • Greenstone.Walker's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    The rules do not use the word "belong" - they use the word "involves" which means something different.
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  • DM Dave1's Avatar
    Today, 11:48 AM
    I agree that the “spells known/prepared/slots available” concept seems to take a while for new players. I also find that many new players simply get lost just trying to find something on their character sheet. “What’s my initiative?” Or “where do I find Perception?” Etc. This one usually sorts itself out after a few sessions.
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    You are correct and its is one of my relatively few issues with DW. DW provides a lot of latitude to the DM with respect to how the world reacts to failure (not to get too far into the weeds there are hard moves that cause the PC to suffer losses of resources whilst changing the situation and soft moves that simply change the situation and the GM chooses what move and repercussions to inflict...
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    Since the tentacle attacks the nearest living creature, have the party witness a foolish giant suffer that fate! I feel that the 'insta-death' effect should be telegraphed. If it comes out of the blue it feels like a 'gotcha!', but if they witness it and stray too close anyway then it's their own fault.
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  • Warpiglet's Avatar
    Today, 11:40 AM
    We did skip 2e. It was our little rebellion at the time. We felt the kits were too prescriptive (but it was more about the 2nd edition ion vibe as a whole). We did play some 3 for a year or two. It was fine I suppose but also not as inspiring of new ideas. We were giddy about half orc paladins for a while but that got ordinary. What I like about 5e from the standpoint of inspiration, is...
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  • ConflictGames's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    I remember having to repeatedly mention that they can do "ONE ACTION AT A TIME". that is, one move, then one standard. Otherwise, new players say things like: "I flip over the goblyn, climb the tree and backstab the orc." anyone else seen this?
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  • Cap'n Kobold's Avatar
    Today, 11:37 AM
    A though, but may be a little too far from how you want your world to work: Rather than tie divine magic into places and objects, tie it into communities and faith. So instead of being empowered by sitting in the derelict temple of a god that has abandoned the world, a cleric would spend time interacting with people, encouraging their ethos, and expanding their communities. This would mean...
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  • Chaosmancer's Avatar
    Today, 11:36 AM
    I think a lot of people have given the same answer I'd give (as many as you want, but don't force them upon the players), so I thought I'd talk a slightly different tact. The one aspect that drove home to me that I needed to write my own pantheons was the existence of the racial gods for all races except human. That felt wrong to me, until I realized that my solution was to take the deities...
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  • Gavin O.'s Avatar
    Today, 11:36 AM
    I've been a part of a few campaigns now and every single one of them has had players who have never played DnD (let alone 5e) before. On a whole, I’ve been pleasantly surprised as to how many players seem to understand the game after a short explanation and a first session. The two big exceptions I’ve noticed are spells and hit dice. I very often see new players confuse spells known, spells...
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    I think the current wording is enough:- "When you score a critical hit, you get to roll extra dice for the attack’s damage against the target. Roll all of the attack’s damage dice twice and add them together. Then add any relevant modifiers as normal. To speed up play, you can roll all the damage dice at once. For example, if you score a critical hit with a dagger, roll 2d4 for the damage,...
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 11:17 AM
    Was this argument in progress during 4E, and has it carried over into 5E? When did it start? Saelorn, did you argue with Dave Arneson after the first session of Blackmoor, because he had the blob monster's initial ambush kill an NPC, rather than give it an equal chance of one-shotting a PC?
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Today, 11:17 AM
    It’s fine. I don’t see the big deal.
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  • gideonpepys's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 AM
    Following Thisraldion’s promise that his son would come to no harm, Korrigan was summoned from hiding. (Rambylon had taken him, along with Kai, Quratulain and Sly, to an area of rolling hills outside Clover known as ‘the Warrens’, where Sly Marbo could be nursed back to health among his own people. Sly was left behind in the care of a brace of healers.) While they waited for Korrigan to...
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 10:51 AM
    Baldur's Gate 26 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 19 City of Brass 24 City state of the Invincible Overlord 22 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 26 Palanthas 16
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  • HasturtheUnnameable's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Ok. Look. I don't want to continue this pointless diversion any longer, but I will end with this: My point was that a forum thread like this is for genuine discussion, meaning if you dislike something on principle and just plan to say so, and not care at all to have an actual discussion, don't do it. It's like going into a DND thread and saying: "I don't like DND. I don't play it. It's too...
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  • Shiroiken's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Baldur's Gate 26 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 19 City of Brass 23 City state of the Invincible Overlord 22 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 26 Palanthas 16
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    ''Parental figure, what's an orgy?'' ''Well horrible spawn of my loins, when Mommy and Daddy and Uncle Geoff and Uncle Geoff's on-off girlfriend and our neighbours the O'Rileys and the plumber and Dave from marketing love each other just enough....'' Heh, time to parent up!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 AM
    Don't call people names, please.
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  • Eubani's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 AM
    Guess what happens when someone is offended.........nothing.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    I don't care about the words insisting and asserting. I'm talking about what's on the right-hand side of them. You say that I insist that nothing be changed. I'm saying that I don't insist on that. I don't care whether the GM-authored setting is authored in advance or on the spot: either way, if it used in the typical way that GM-authored setting is used in RPGing then it generates a burden on...
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    James began a slow clap at the preachy woman's revelation, normally he wouldn't let such mirth get a hold but this, this was a special occasion. "Of course u are trying to trick us, you know they are goblins what they lack in physical stature they make up for in cunning. I wouldn't be surprised if opening that door ran into a hobgoblin platoon."
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  • Doug McCrae's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    Surely skilled players will scout out the dungeon and determine how many potential encounters they face?
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    There are many assumptions underpinning these claims. Some simply are not true in relation to hobbies eg I bake cakes and cookies that, in terms of the cost of ingredients and time spent, would be cheaper to buy - and I'm not such a great baker that I can say what I make is better than what I could buy! But I do it because it's fun. The same can be expected of at least some hobby-game...
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 AM
    If combat duration is your concern, the simplest way to dial on that is to pick the monsters HP instead of rolling or averaging. It's not even a rules change, it's just the DM choosing to let the PC encounter specific monsters with less than average HP.
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  • ChaosGenerators's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Can you suggest two word alliterations for things besetting a settlement? Humour and wackiness are welcome Starting with.... Gluttonous Ghouls Marauding Monsters a Chaotic Cult Weird Weather a Sinister Sorcerer
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    I have read, and read, those things all the time! (Which maybe was your point - I wasn't sure if your post was ironic or literal!)
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    I'm pretty sure that AbdulAlhazred was referring to a passage I quoted from Ron Edwards's essay about how to do setting-heavy "story now" - I think in the other thread. The key bits (sblocked for length): Story Now play does not merely inject a dose of flexibility or improvisation into Story Before play. It’s a different animal entirely. For example, the classic “play my character vs. play for...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    He meant official discussion and support. Not "I need Jadrax' approval to tweak my monsters".
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  • Vampifan's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    Part 9 of my Alien Base scenario has been posted and you can read it here - https://vampifanwoin.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/the-ace-of-spades-campaign-alien-base_24.html Tara Seven reveals her secret and the crew discover that the base is NOT deserted after all.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
    Or, in other words, support the game they offer in the PHB. Saying "if you use feats, Mc and magic items, you're on your own" is a piss-poor approach. If there had been an Advanced Monster Manual released maybe two years after 5E came out, we wouldn't be having these kinds of discussions.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    The entry by Denmark into this years Eurovision song contest is really good, but this acapella version is the one I've been mostly listening:
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  • aramis erak's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    You asked if anyone remembered it. And if they had played it. "And if not, why?" I answered the questions you asked.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    I think his point was the low hp, not any actual ability to lurk. He mentioned lurkers because they have low hp, and to implicate that ALL monsters better lurk in 5E unless they have a death wish.
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    My opinion is a hexblade/duskblade can't be only a paladin with arcane spells. It needs its own mark of identity. I would rather something like the swordsage from "3.5 Tome of Battle: book of nine swords" with arcane spell-like martial maneuvers, or encounter mysteries (by shadowcaster class) instead of daily spells. Could a subclass be like the warmage 3.5 class?
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    That's what irks me the most. I'm supposed to come up with this brilliant plan... Based on what? Seeing the number 20 in a particular ability field in the stat block!? Come on!
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    Hah Well put!
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  • Horwath's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    I like the rule of rolling normal damage then doubling it. Add any extra after that is needed. I.E. halforc racial.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 AM
    We agree here... Kind of. My main point wasn't the bluffing. My main point is: put official rest rule variants in the PHB/DMG so that adventures don't feel they *have* to make "princess gets eaten in three days. Hurry!" plots, which they then don't dare enforce. ☺
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    Whether or not you're cheering for the PCs you're still also providing the opposition most of the time, and - one assumes - playing that opposition to the best of its abilities. It's interesting that the DW write-up actually in effect tells the GM to cheer for the PCs, in that it's by the same token putting said GM in a direct conflict of interest - if you-as-GM are earnestly cheering for the...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:27 AM
    You really need to read those rules carefully. Or maybe it's that your players have much to learn when other comes to gaming the rest rules. The rules are exceedingly generous when it comes to rests not being interrupted by combat etc. Read it. And with abilities like Rope Trick, Tiny Hut (and later Teleport etc) naive measures such as wandering monsters simply do not work as rest...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    What I'm saying is that, for me, that makes for unnaturally atomistic/alienated characters. It's one thing for the GM to be my eyes; another for him/her to also be my memories and introspection and intuitive grasp of things.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    Well, you in theory already know who and what your PC is; what you're asking the DM to tell you is where it is and what's around it both physically (where's the swimming hole) and socially (local customs). It's a slight difference, but a very significant one. You control who and what your PC is; the other players control who and what their PCs are; and the DM controls what's around all of...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Laholt/Alessia Afternoon Round 0 Daxio eyed the courtyard of the castle, taking in the offer, the sacrifices, the sealed entrances. It was certainly well fortified. He gazed at the horned goddess, studying that, as well, trying to learn what he might about this priestess Galena with whom they were to treat. Arcana: 1D20+24 = +24 = 32 Religion: 1D20+24 = +24 = 42 Survival: 1D20+4 = +4 =...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    How do the players learn who their friends are, where the local swimming holes are, what the local customs are? My experience of the sort of play you describe is that the answer to these sorts of questions if "The GM tells them." Which, for me, is fairly unimmersive - it's like having to ask someone else to remind me of what and who I am! EDIT for clarity: I'm not talking about learning new...
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  • Plutancatty's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    Baldur's Gate 26 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 19 City of Brass 23 City state of the Invincible Overlord 22 Free City of Greyhawk 23 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 26 Palanthas 16
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 08:51 AM
    Yeah, I'm not sure where Morgrym is now. I thought we were all on the lift going up and abandoning the tunnel, not sticking around to fight the naga.
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