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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 PM
    I have no issue with what you've written above. It was notably missing highly charged terms such as zealotry and religious defense, though. Using the charged terms you chose to use carries a distinct connotation alongside a definition that works against your more points above -- zealotry, for instance, is a fanatic devotion which isn't the same thing as emotionally fraught thinking. Your use...
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 PM
    First, I don’t subscribe to the general approach that many adventure designers go about their business. I often disagree with their approach to placement of secret doors for the same logical reason I’m questioning the ability of a Story Now approach to take into account. Many adventures, etc. are designed from a “game” approach, where the nature of what the designer might be cool takes precedence...
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 PM
    There was a release event mod for xanathars and Volos. From the grapevine there may be one for Mordenkainens.
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  • The Big BZ's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 PM
    Thanks for the reply but if you look in the DDAL Content Catalogue you’ll see that there’s a lot of stuff that is completely season agnostic, one of those things is ‘DDIA-VOLO In Volo’s Wake’ which was released with with VGtM, it’s an equivalent of that but for MToF I’m talking about.
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  • OB1's Avatar
    Today, 05:18 PM
    Baldur's Gate 24 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 21-2=19 City of Brass 22+1=23 City state of the Invincible Overlord 23 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 16 Huzuz 23 Lankhmar 25 Palanthas 16
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  • DemoMonkey's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    The Laugh button is merely an indicator that someone found the post amusing. WHY they found it amusing is really only the business of the one laughing. Humour is possibly the most subjective thing in interpersonal communication. It is rarely wise to ascribe motivations to people on the internet unless you are an actual telepath. In which case, can you look in my head and see where I left...
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  • Salamandyr's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 PM
    Barbarians are, by their very nature, interesting.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 PM
    GM NOTE: When I am actively adding posts to this game, I have 2 additional open tabs to assist me: The Basic Tasks from the Community Page. This is the most helpful for task statistics. and the Character Records so that I can refer to each character's individual data. To determine this outcome for each individual, the Collegiate task of Fury, which is most dependent upon Confluence, is...
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 PM
    why not let door specialists do stuff? Without spending resources?
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 PM
    I thought we're all in the lift when Marius returned.
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  • Bradley Hindman's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 PM
    I am sure that the level of ambiguity that Theatre of the Mind can create annoys some players and DMs to no end. However, it can be advantageous to dramatic action. If a player has an whacky and exciting plan involving a chicken, a banister, and a cooking pot, the details about how far away each of those items might be can be easily molded if their location hasn't already been pinned down. I find...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 PM
    Fantasy Grounds has sent over its Q1 2018 usage reports, broken down by game system. No real surprises -- D&D 5E is way in the lead as usual, followed by Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, and then D&D 3.5. with very little change in their percentage shares since 2017. However, the total number of games is up! Ruleset
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  • hawkeyefan's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    Just to clarify on some of the definitions that were posted earlier, here are links for a couple of the sites so people can read the entire entries. I've also quoted some bits that I think support a more broad definition of worldbuilding. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldbuilding Here's the opening quote, expanded a bit from what was posted earlier (bolded emphasis mine): ...
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  • Vymair's Avatar
    Today, 04:55 PM
    Our table has come to similar conclusion. We settled on short rest is daily rest, long rest is either 3 days or overnight in a safe place. If you are sleeping in the lord's castle, you can get long rest benefits every night, but deep in a dungeon, it's very difficult to get a long rest.
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  • Warpiglet's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    I primarily played AD&D 1e growing up. We flirted with 3e for a time. We had some really really fun times in HS, college and even the start of grad school. Memorable stories we still laugh about and many more we cannot even recall... One thing I am really happy about with 5e is its propensity to inspire me to come up with new ideas. I can hear the argument...you can do anything with...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 04:51 PM
    RESOLUTION OF SPELL CRITICAL / MISCELLANEOUS DM HOUSEKEEPING POST Deity Worshiped Blessing Received Bahamut, St. Cuthbert, Odin, Marek, or Yondalla
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 PM
    Shillaadrini climbs down from his claimed tower with his newly acquired bow and arrows. He quickly approaches the other tower, knocking an arrow, and loudly tells the bandit, "Climb down." When the bandit complies, Adrin will return the arrow to its quiver and shoulder his bow. He will then proceed to bind the bandit's hands behind him with some corded twine. He will not tie it so as to cut...
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 PM
    I will update tonight or tomorrow.
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  • redraider629's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 PM
    Thallok can see the elder Giant in the room at the end of the hallway. Before these other giants burst onto the scene he was going to go seek his revenge, but now he must tend to other matters. He shouts down the hallway "Don't go anywhere my giant friend, I will deal with you momentarily" Thallok moves up ahead of Sylvar and prepares to attack the second maid. He moves to P23 He then...
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  • Cap'n Kobold's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 PM
    I believe that in the wording of the ability, "spell", and "cantrip" are meant to indicate two different things. So even though Shocking Grasp deals lightning damage, it can't activate the second part of the curse because its a cantrip, not a spell.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 PM
    Well that’s the cost of the covers sorted. Just 700 pages of art and text and editing and layout to go! :)
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  • Horwath's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 PM
    Horwath replied to Volcano stats?
    A supervolcano can be devastating: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1883_eruption_of_Krakatoa anything but the wish, miracle or dozens of earthquake spells will not stop any active volcano. Cold damage spells could freeze and stop lava, but then you have just temporary measure as pressure rises inside lava tunnels until you get even worse eruption.
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  • Vymair's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 PM
    Baldur's Gate 24 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 21 City of Brass 22 City state of the Invincible Overlord 23 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 16 Huzuz 23 Lankhmar 25 Palanthas 16
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    No, the AL seasons change with the campaigns, not supplements
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    The level of negotiation and trust required to do TotM is one of the main reasons 3e (and even 2e Combat and Tactics!) promoted using the grid in the first place. Circle of life and all that. :)
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  • Rofel Wodring's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 PM
    I want to go even further than that: a familiar that's using Dragon's Breath while you're doing something else with your bonus/standard action will cause your DPR to spike like crazy at low levels. For the cost of a 2nd-level spell slot, my wizard with an owl familiar was regularly doing about 2d10+3d6 damage per round. The problem, of course, is that the owl runs up against the R2D2 rule;...
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  • Scotley's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    Phar looks up from his wounded familiar reluctantly. "We believe that fallen Wererat," he points for emphasis, "was the killer of your father. Now we need someone versed in healing or he shall claim another victim with the poison he used."
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  • daindarkspring's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    After a little ways down the eastern path, both of them making as much noise as was possible, Dain stopped briefly and turned to Carthum. "Well at least they will hear us coming, eh?" Coming to the triple-fork, Dain nodded at Carthum's sensing of some arcana down the middle way and crouched down on one knee. He sniffed the air, then spit onto the ground, rubbing his boot into it to mix it with...
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  • Archon Basileus's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 PM
    UPPER LEVEL The dwarves smirk at the observations, until the one with the knife mocks the alchemist. "Mighty talk, orc... But you're the one bleeding." - he signals, and now all the crossbows turn towards Hagadark, their strings resounding as the bolts leave the contraptions! The bolts fly around, bouncing against the orc's newly acquired armor, much to the dwarves' surprise and dismay. ...
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  • Scotley's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 PM
    OOC: I agreed with your logic, and went forward with the actions as readied, but I've seen players try to abuse this and so thought it best to make the comment I did lest someone else see my willingness as an invite to abuse the rules.
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  • ExploderWizard's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 PM
    No stats required. In any direct confrontation the volcano wins.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    The perils of posting on a phone.
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  • ExploderWizard's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 PM
    Ineffective? All right but the next time someone comes at you with a bunch of loganberries don't come crying to me!
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    So you would agree that your was a question not asked in good faith? I hope that's true. I suppose we will see through your actions. But when you say that I am simply "arriving bad motives to those who disagree with " - which is certainly a negative insinuation of my motives and character in its own right - and then I respond by saying that the reactions made by others are "sympathetically...
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  • Gradine's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    Baldur's Gate 24 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 21 City of Brass 21 City state of the Invincible Overlord 23 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 16 Huzuz 23 Lankhmar 25 Palanthas 16
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 04:09 PM
    Ok then I will use 3 Psi. Should I roll for damage?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 PM
    $1200? That won’t go far.
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 PM
    I've been running my current homebrew campaign for over a year now, and we often use dungeon tiles and miniatures for combat. But two of my players have recently brought custom miniatures of their characters with them, and those looked awesome. I should post a picture of those some time.
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  • Diarmadhim's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    It was a hard-won fight, but you all have managed to survive. You stand victorious while the bandit to the north continues to flee the scene. The bandit in the watchpost sends his quiver and short sword over the tower's ledge, following his bow. He then slumps dejectedly to his butt and awaits further instructions. The disabled bandit stands and stares in disbelief, his sword sliding from his...
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 04:03 PM
    It's only made of wood not overly solid not overly flimsy just a standard wooden door maybe 3inch thick at work so afb. Can't imagine it's overly strong
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  • The Big BZ's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    There was specific DDAL Xanathar's and Volo's material released when those books dropped, has anybody any experience of how far in advance of the release dates that the AL material dropped and how it was distributed? My DDAL group wants to run a Launch Event for MToF and we're hoping/assuming that there will be MToF specific material too. The AL organisers are being quite cagey about releasing...
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    Cyan took the coin with a serpentine smile. "Having tasted the thrill of adventure I must say I have found it as intoxicating as any of my most potent potables. However, I believe I will need something a bit thicker on my hide."
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 PM
    There are different types and sizes of volcanoes. Some explode violently, some ooze lava almost peacefully, some are in between. Some are small, some can devastate a continent. My advice is to read up on it, get the basics down, then use whatever features works best for the plot :)
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 PM
    After telling his companions about the gear he strips from the corpse, Caerth collects whatever the others do not store away and puts it in his backpack to study later, or bring before his mentor. When Aureus voices her concerns about poison, the half-orc nods in sudden realization. That’s what he was missing! The nagging gut feeling now clarified, Caerth is about to respond to the haakutan...
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 PM
    Yeah - you need to read the class abilities and te magic item description to determine the interaction.
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 PM
    The dwarf was involved. There seems to be some form of alter inside. We need to investigate. Kaleth stands and back away from the door. Stand aside and prepare for anything. Once the others are out of the way the doors burst inward by some unseen force. Using Mastery of Force Push power on the door. I can do upto 5d8 damage let me know what the door is made of and I will decide how...
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  • Rossbert's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 PM
    I am working on the Legendary version next, some more magic resistance, legendary actions, etc. Add some offense and intelligence to what are otherwise heavy defense monsters (it is hard to hurt nothing). However, that is a priority under me getting a draft of my new class out. Since it is a heavy turn into the Beastmaster ranger (more WoW Hunter than warrior with a pet) it requires me to...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 PM
    In reallife, one of my players is blind (somewhat recently). I am glad my preference for mind style makes the game fun and accessible for him. In the past, there are times when I would do a sketch to show the shape of a room and maybe significant positioning. Other times I might go grid style with minis for a boss fight. Sometimes, I show a picture of a particular monster. Now, I focus on...
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  • Jin Abackis's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 PM
    Jin will prepare Locate Object and cast it in the morning to try to locate the map(s?).
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 PM
    With the reward from the bandits it will be 20 cp, 15 sp, 22 gp. There are 3 gp left over and then the jewelry and junk. Junk should be able to be sold in Red Larch if we get the listed price then we add another 20 gp to the total. Jewelry should be kept and saved for party expenses since it is easy to carry. Jewelry totals 150 gp.
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  • Istbor's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 PM
    That is how I have ruled it thus far. Crit with a dagger with save or bad stuff poison = 2d4 + 2d6 (sneak attack), roll for save. Crit with a dagger coated in pure damage poison = 2d4 + 2d6 (sneak attack) + 2d8 (Painful poison of pain).
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  • Thomas Bowman's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 PM
    Alternity is a lot like Traveller in many respects.
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 PM
    It would help if you could also say where you are getting the idea that poison is not doubled.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 PM
    What I'm asking is that if you are doing the stuff that Hussar doesn't call "worldbuilding", which is also the stuff he is quite happy with it (eg B2), why would you care that he doesn't use a particular label? And conversely, if you're doing the stuff that he doesn't like, and which he does call "worldbuilding" (eg T1), why does it matter that he doesn't apply that same label to the stuff he...
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
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  • Istbor's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 PM
    Well obviously having a cute woman want you around wouldn't play at all into my decision making. :p
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  • jaelis's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 PM
    If a magic item lets you cast a spell, then you are actually casting it. If you have a class feature that applies when you cast a spell, then it applies.
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    Torbin fires his arrows at the dracolich, hoping to do some more damage to it. Longbow:: 1D20+6 = +6 = 23 1D8+3+1D6 = +3+ = 9 1D20+6 = +6 = 19 1D8+3+1D6 = +3+ = 9
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  • Baumi's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    Thanks for such a fast response! 8D Coroc, my Problem got pointed out by Nevvur's PHB Text. They gain disadvantage because they cannot see you, but at the same time also gain Advantage because you cannot see them .. which cancels out. Which is a counterintuitive, but I can live with that (most RPGs have some Rule-Quirks), it just makes Fog Cloud quite hard to use, except out of combat for...
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  • jaelis's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 PM
    Are you specifically asking about damage resulting from a saving throw which is itself triggered by an attack? That seems to be the common point of your examples. If that is the question, I'm not aware of anything in the rules that addresses it. It sounds like most people interpret an effect that carries its own save as separate from the attack itself. That seems logical to me, if it were...
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  • Amatiel's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 PM
    Recently in one of my games a player came up with the idea that he could use his class abilities when using his magical wand. He is a Sorcerer, with the Sea Archetype from UA. His argument was that he could use his bonus lightning damage when using a wand of lightning bolts. As far as I am aware you cannot use class abilities in conjunction with magical items. Also, how does the curse of the sea...
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 PM
    Yeah but I'm using it as an excuse to get studded Leather if possible. It was just a IC way to justify going to the armorer and talking to him.
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 PM
    "It seems it is decided," states Miss Imogen to Qawasha. "Lead us on, as you would have us travel." It is not for her to decide if they portage the canoe up the falls; the guide knows what awaits them above. She seats herself on a nearby rock, tightens her bootlaces, and again picks up her bow. With a single clean gesture, well practiced with years of work, she strings her bow, her knee...
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  • darkbard's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 PM
    Just as a quick aside, Ovinomancer: We all make typos; it's inevitable. But may I humbly suggest that you slow down a little bit in your responses (the crafting of them, not the frequency!), for over the last few days I have had to reread many, many sentences of yours several times to figure out what word you really mean. Sometimes, as Tony Vargas jokes, the typing is so garbled it defies...
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 PM
    Tommi hears Angis' advice, but does not understand how to act on it, and so he does nothing. The dwarf seems compassionate, but is at the same time so filled with anger and weighed down by the burdens of the past that it unsettles him.
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  • BluejayJunior's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 PM
    https://www.sageadvice.eu/2018/04/22/green-flame-blade-hex-divine-smite-how-many-damage-rolls-are-there/ Does this answer your question? Essentially, only attacks can critically hit. An attack is defined in game terms as anything with an attack roll. Something with a saving throw cannot critically hit. Any damage that is added to an attack, per the rules, is doubled. If the extra damage only...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 PM
    Communication of ideas. If I define stupid you mean "those with an IQ of less than 135" and you defined out as "those with an IQ less than 85" and Bob defines it as "people who think differently from me" then we cannot habe a useful discussion about stupidity if we all keep using the same word for it. Outside of that discussion, however, your free to use it giver you want. If you purpose is...
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 PM
    Alternity or Star Frontiers? My opinion is we will see before a transition playtesting, the settin of Spelljammer, and maybe some fans asking some ideas from transhumanism sci-fi because they have read "Eclipse Phase" with its rules about egos, morphos and forked.
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 02:43 PM
    Galdar opens the next door, and if there are no creatures within, opens the last door as well.
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 PM
    This seems like a strange direction to take this discussion/debate. Are you really advocating anyone use terms willy nilly to say things as they wish because it shouldn't matter to anyone else because presumably no-one else is at their table and therefore no objection is warranted? Is that really the type of discussion you're wanting to promote?
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 PM
    A moderate lifestyle (1 gp/day) allows you to maintain your equipment.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 PM
    Or, like, if there was this doctor from D.C. who wanted to work in Beverly Hills, but ended up practicing in a small hamlet instead due to unforeseen circumstances and his car getting smashed and.. hang on, that sounds familiar somehow.. But yeah, I don't think Doctor Smith is one of those people either. :p
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 PM
    "I have no evidence, but my gut says they're lying" is a perfectly reasonable response to a failed insight cbeck. Heck, it's a reasonable response to a successful insight check that provided information to show that the NPC isn't lying. You cite cognitive science but the PC's mind doesn't operate according to cognitive science, the player's mind does. So, if the player declares the PC still...
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 PM
    "You get a bad feeling that death is on the line as the portal opens and grabs the .x, you hear its death scream as it SOUL is ripped away!"
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    If all of one's "worldbuidling" resembles KotB rather than Village of Hommlet, then Hussar has no objection to it. What does it matter than he doesn't call it worldbuilding, and confines that word to the stuff you don't do? Conversely, if some of what you do is more like VoH than KotB, Hussar has said he doesn't like it. What does it matter to you that he doesn't use the term "worldbuilding"...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    Yaarel replied to Volcano stats?
    One school of thought is, if someone touches lava, then that one dies, no save. So, it is better to think in terms of an aura of fire damage.
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  • Paul Smart's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 PM
    Baldur's Gate 24 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 21 City of Brass 21 City state of the Invincible Overlord 23 Free City of Greyhawk 26 Glantri City 16 Huzuz 23 Lankhmar 25 Palanthas 16
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    GIven the places I've seen secret doors in published modules, I'm not sure what would count as a bare stone wall in a D&D-style dungeon or fortress where it would be illogical for a secret door to appear! What you say here is (in my view) absolutely correct for Cortex+ Heroic, 4e, HeroQuest revised, or any other system in which DCs are "subjective" ie based on pacing and similar...
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    The premise of allowing anyone Healing surge use in Skill Challenges and skilled ie Martial Practitioners (now to do so more efficiently) ... or allowing anyone to expend gold (but ritualists to do so more efficiently) -- brings this back on subject. The I spend a single surge to spare the party similar individual expenditures. ie the repercussions of skill challenges can be expressed in healing...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    For those of you who might think this is a strange question to ask, let me go into detail exactly why it's so frustrating to get only non-answers. Here's the PHB: Nowhere is "attack’s damage dice" or "other damage dice" actually defined. Where does it say poison dice isn't doubled? How about the difference between a DMG poison and the inherent poison damage from a Drow: while the first...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 PM
    Thank you for your good-faith reply but of course I have read that passage.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    You mean in the sense that you either knew exactly what those words meant or you have to confess to using them in ignorance? Yes, it's loaded in exactly that way. I'm open to alternatives, though.
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  • TerraDave's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    As for the buried treasure, Curt did something, or another, involving... Edit (HA): There was a chance that the map (wait, which map) was buried with the body. But it turns out it wasn't.
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  • Tormyr's Avatar
    Today, 02:12 PM
    Why would Intelligence of 0 be the destruction of the mind? At least in 3.5, it was represnted by coma-like state, and in 5e it seems to be represented by the stunned condition. The Devour Intellect action is written that way for a couple of reasons. 1. The stunned condition makes the target incapacitated. This allows body thief to be initiated. Otherwise, it would have to use its claws to...
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 02:12 PM
    Hot take- Sigil is the Drizzt of D&D Cities. Nope. You counter-counter edited me. Muah!
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    Hey- I totally respect your right to design what you want! However, you might want to recall that you, yourself, described the basis for the character as- "Its mostly based on Bo the lead Character of Lost Girl, a Fae Succubi, a serial killer/rapist with a heart of gold" ....not to be pedantic, or fall into the author's fallacy, but if someone says the basis for a character class is a...
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 PM
    Those who have little use for worldbuilding seem to believe their opinions are reflective of others. They're not. No one's opinion is. What's worldbuilding for? Engaging me. Without worldbuilding, I don't have anywhere near as much fun as a player because I can no longer engage in those activities I like doing. I LIKE to plan; planning requires defining situations rigorously enough that...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 PM
    Except that it doesn't. Worldbuilding is just building a world, which includes all acts that would be involved with that. There has never been a need to build a complete world. Let's look at all of the worlds that TSR and WotC have created. Athas was never built in its entirety. I don't think Krynn was built in its entirety. Oerth was not built in its entirety. Faerun was not built in its...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    It takes some brass to attack Sigil. That's for sure. P.S. I counter-edited already buddy!
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