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  • Lancelot's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 AM
    Asmodeus 21 Baalzebul 24 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 22 Dispater 12 Fierna 14 Geryon 20 Glasya 21 Graz'zt 16 Juiblex 2
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  • Draegn's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 AM
    How about a group of faerie dragons gambling among themselves for fruit pies, betting on which of them can cause the most mischief for the party?
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 AM
    ... but a spell that makes you afraid and run away makes your brain send signal to your muscles... it doesn't move your legs for you like some kind of elaborate force effect.
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 AM
    One last thing: Share rules for NPCs (Ebony, Travis, Lenny, Nelvandra): Full xp shares on adventures / story arcs; NO xp on "specials" (like the destruction of an evil magic item.); and 1/2 shares for all treasure gained.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 AM
    So it does make you unalive! ;)
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 05:18 AM
    Depending on how you like to play, Lore Bard 6 would also give you access to the spell, along with three more skills, two more with expertise, Jack of all trades, a wide range of spells, healing, and bardic inspiration. Going Ranger, though, definitely go to 5. (I would look specifically to Horizon Walker, which lets you convert your attack to Force damage).
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 AM
    Lindrel comes downstairs in the morning. She has left her expensive lute in her room along with a few odds and ends. She is sure to have a hearty breakfast before they set out.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 AM
    Lindrel performs a few more songs before grabbing one last ale before bed.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 AM
    Leon White has died. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693182-wwe-legend-vader-dies-at-age-63?utm_source=cnn.comhttps://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693182-wwe-legend-vader-dies-at-age-63?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial
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  • Aust Thale's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 AM
    After introductions and getting acquainted, Respen finds a space in the tower where he can open and empty the portable hole of the loot acquired during the party’s recent adventures. He inventories it, and queries Collin on the dragons’ ability (very considerable) and willingness to trade for more liquid currency and/or magic items and equipment the party might be able to use. If anybody...
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 AM
    It was a spell, IIRC. And it's a spell that still exists in 5E.
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 AM
    It's a little off-topic, but I have to disagree with this. 1) Gods weren't required in 3E or 4E, either. 2) While there's technically no alignment restriction, the requirements of the Oath of Devotion (which is the "standard" paladin of prior editions) comes pretty close to enforcing Lawful Good. I mean, at a stretch, you could play one as Lawful Neutral or Neutral Good, but LG is pretty...
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 AM
    "I recommend that we first survey the path that the new road will be taking."
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 AM
    We might note that Treantmonk has not been seen here in 6 months.... Suggesting updates to the guide might be optimistic.
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 AM
    After dinner and a sufficiency of beer, Erevan heads up to bed. In the morning, he takes the lion's head brooch from the bottom of his pack and pins it to his tunic. Over breakfast, he asks Kordo Vas if he might have a spare quiver of arrows lying about.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 AM
    "Now, if you believe the rules designers, you're supposed to find excitement and drama in making a DC 10-15 check, when your roll is d20+d8+d4+8 with advantage, and then a Lucky reroll just for good measure. " Can you provide cite for that claim... Particularly one oncluding the dice and support involved? Or os that you making it up? To me, looking at a point man, bardic dice, guidance plus...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 AM
    Okay, I think I get it now. Small differences in wording matter. You had said, "So the suspense is not in relation to the outcome..." And my thought was - it totally is suspense in relation to the outcome - but around When and Who, rather than What. That's not death. That's a nap. :P
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  • kilpatds's Avatar
    Today, 04:56 AM
    It is for Hexblades.
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  • Grumpy RPG Reviews's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 AM
    That is a reasonable assessment. But I think the campaign would be short, and the reveal would be in the first session. Maybe towards the end of the first session, to give people something to think about before the next game.
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  • Grumpy RPG Reviews's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    To judge by the critics, bottomless hatred. I would say it was an attempt to make digital play into analog play.
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 AM
    I know imagine Takhisis rumagging through sets of cosmic scale drawers, wardrobes, and cupboards looking for her misplaced avatar that she swears she had a minute ago.
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  • Sylvar B.'s Avatar
    Today, 04:37 AM
    Saemund continues to pull to ingots from his pouch and use them to cause dementia in the enemy...as he sees the headhunters approaching he moves closer to Sheldon so that if it comes to it, he can rationalize killing them as defending Sheldon.
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 AM
    It can't just be 'scared'; it has to be 'so scared as to overwhelm volition'. If the player a) can justify the character's overwhelming fear by either citing an element of the PC's background or establishing a hitherto unknown character trait; AND b) is willing to have the character act as if it has been affected by the Fear spell, then, yes, I would probably allow it. If the player...
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  • Sylvar B.'s Avatar
    Today, 04:32 AM
    Sylvar approaches Abigail half with curiosity and half with reverential awe. Normally Sylvar would be cautious, however, If she is who he thinks she is, the party is in the presence of a living legend, and withholding information is useless anyway. Sylvar bows deeply..."My Lady, I am Sylvar Belanor, although sometimes I go by Gretious Von Kirk... I am a Bard, adventurer, and recently named...
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  • Bawylie's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    Strategic builds, Tactical play. Bit like final fantasy tactics, in a sense.
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 AM
    How often do you encounter battles where you want to drop 120 wide areas of damage? Very rarely, but when you do it is the bomb. However, as you only need it rarely, it can't get too high of a grade. Outside of naval battle wizards and war wizards, it is unlikely to be worth preparing.
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  • Sword of Spirit's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    The only way to reconcile the idea of Tiamat (a lesser god afraid of Asmodeus) as Takhisis (a greater creator god and one of the three (not counting the High God or Chaos) most powerful deities of Krynn) is to invoke the sidebar on divine ranks and say that Tiamat is an avatar of Takhisis. In my estimation, a permanent avatar who has gained at least a degree of independence, since she lives...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 AM
    One additional thought: I despise when people open up a thread for a long time ago where rules have been errata'd or clarified since and call the original poster all sorts of unpleasant named because "that's not how it works". Sorry, even in a contemporary thread calling someone names is ungood and just to make yourself feel superior. When it's also because you are ignorant of what the...
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  • Bawylie's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 AM
    Ah, yes. Well known suspense thriller BABE. I think I disagree with the premise here. Suspense doesn’t involve the cost of victory at all. Not directly anyway. I suppose it might seem that way after the fact, a sort of narrative rationale of how the conflict resolved. IMO suspense is actually a pause or a break in between actions taken to resolve a conflict and the outcome/resolution...
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  • daindarkspring's Avatar
    Today, 04:03 AM
    Dain had kept his distance from the man, having gone no further than where he had interacted with the hound. When the man awakened and addressed them nervously, Dain simply nodded. There was a hint of pride in the ranger's face, borne of youthful arrogance and the strength of traveling in numbers. Had Dain been alone, his interaction with the man would have been very different. Otiroth, or...
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 AM
    Wait. You downvoted Orcus for having a stupid name, but you upvoted Zuggtmoy?
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  • ElectricDragon's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 AM
    Slime Keeper Template With liberal use of speak with animal spells, she’d created an immense network of scouts and spies that worked together over long distances. Through the use of yips and howls, they were able to find and track multiple preys at once. In addition to the wolf pack, Amarentia loved using birds as scouts and spies. She had nearly a score of avians that reported to her on a...
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 AM
    Asmodeus 21 Baalzebul 24 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 22 Dispater 11 Fierna 14 Geryon 20 Glasya 21 Graz'zt 18 Juiblex 2
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  • bid's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 AM
    Asmodeus 21 Baalzebul 24 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 22 Dispater 11 Fierna 14 Geryon 20 Glasya 21 Graz'zt 18 Juiblex 2
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 AM
    I remember having no idea how to read a d4 back when I first started playing basic. It was quite the "Oh, right, that's how you read it" when it was pointed out that the number on the bottom was what you rolled. I had a brief moment of confusion when, after years of not playing, I bought some new dice and the d4s had changed so that the top numbers were read.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 AM
    I don't know much aboug FUDGE, but I can report that Fate Core (at least the version I have - blue cover with a superhero/cyborg ape and (I think) someone in a white/grey overcoat) does have a skill list. It's a pretty generic one.
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  • GameOgre's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 AM
    I like Paladin as it is in 5E, I find it just as overpowered as every other class(every class has moments of OMG) and I love the fluff behind it. Not a lot of my players decide to give Paladin a shot however,I wish more did.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 AM
    I have decided on something after one of our member inquired about Gust of Wind. Gust of Wind is an Evocation Spell, not Conjuration. That means it does not create wind, it creates the energy that manipulates the wind. That said, I would have no problems allowing that energy to, instead, push the water, but it’s not that simple, says physics. Water is is much more dense than air, so...
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 AM
    We got to 20. At various points, paladin felt more powerful, at other points it was mine, there were times when the fighter kicked ###. When the aura went to 30 it was an awesome party buff.
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    My games are pretty silly. But the one thing I take seriously is dragons. It's in the title of the game, so I figure I have to make it good.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 03:09 AM
    HoML's implementation of Inspiration is virtually stolen from this article, though I think I changed one or two minor things (its been a good while since I read it, so I'm not sure). It works rather well. Of course what they are is simply not driven to engage with a system that is entirely secondary to the main thrust of play. I played in a fairly long 5e campaign. Nobody ever used their...
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  • biotech66's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    The robot wers and clicks for a few seconds then turns and points to a women. ZZZTTT That is her. She is alone by her racer. You head into the racer setup area. Laboni (CN female human mechanic) is easy to find in the crowd due to her paisley clothes and bright white lab coat. When she sees you Laboni quietly says Thanks for showing up to help! I don't think I can do this on my own. I don't...
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 AM
    Why? In my experience the best games always involve conversations with the DM.
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 AM
    Yes! I did the same thing.
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  • ScuroNotte's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 AM
    For Otiluke's Freezing Sphere, I understand the low rating you gave due to the poor damage and Con save. But don't you think that its huge area of affect (60 feet radius sphere) makes it deserve a higher rating?
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 02:56 AM
    Ah, OK. I stopped buying 2e products a while before S&P showed up. The newest ones I have are various 'complete' books and the nonhumans book, etc. Everyone I played with considered the stuff coming after that to be basically crap.
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  • Remathilis's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 AM
    I played with my friend who was using the BECMI black box and Rules Cyclopedia, but since they had DM rules we almost never saw the actual books (he would level us up). So when I decided I wanted to DM, but bought a module (The Haunted Tower box set for BECMI, still a favorite) and 2e Dungeon Master's Guide... Lets just say I was thoroughly confused...
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  • 97mg's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    The priest’s consideration of bandits was a valid one. Crime was a rarely reported activity near Kalair and upon its most-travelled roads, but times were changing. Fear was blowing in on a Sandsborn wind, bringing with it the anxiety and unstability that criminals might feast upon. Surrounding a stranger and awakening him, wasn’t going to breed much trust. Praise Suru though, Dain and Otiroth...
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  • Wyvern's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 AM
    You're operating on the assumption that he would *only* apply "setbacks" when multiple characters are attempting the same check. We won't know for sure unless he decides to weigh in on the topic, but it's entirely possible that "setback" is simply how he describes the consequences of failure, even when it's just a single character making the check. I didn't see anything in his original posts to...
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  • Ganymede81's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 AM
    I rerolled 18(00) in that game because I didn't know it meant 100 and assumed 18(01) was better.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 AM
    Sure it does. It is everything that 4e powers were accused of. The mechanical effects of the rule are divorced (dissociated) from narrative logic! Nothing could clearer. So what? How would it be accomplished? The incentive is simply one side of a mechanical economy. It isn't about the player getting ahead, so it is hard to even call it an incentive. Not sure why you couldn't do...
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 AM
    Yea, that's one of my house rules for warlock also (changing the 1/LR invocations to not take a spell slot.) It changes them from "hard pass" to "fits a more caster-like warlock concept".
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  • Draegn's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 AM
    Draegn replied to Elvish City
    https://rpg.rem.uz/Dungeons%20%26%20Dragons/AD%26D%202nd%20Edition/Forgotten%20Realms/FOR5%20-%20Elves%20of%20Evermeet.pdf
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  • Draegn's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 AM
    This last campaign I gave my players a choice. Get a job or have fun at the fair. They split the party and threw sand at each other in the sandbox. Yet in the end they figured out to varying degrees of correctness what was going on and acted accordingly.
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  • TerraDave's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 AM
    Curt also advances, cautiously. The creature emerges from its shell and scurries away from the flaming sphere. It bellows out in Olman. Curt may understand it to say "take your trickery and foul magic and be gone from this place."
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  • Salthorae's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 AM
    Salthorae replied to Elvish City
    Elves of Evermeet book from 2e is great also!
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  • Lazybones's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 AM
    Just a quick note that I will be doing some traveling starting at the end of next week. The story will be on hiatus for a few weeks during that time. * * * Chapter 175 The alien monster’s huge jaws swelled to fill Xeeta’s vision as the tentacle dragged her inexorably closer. She tried to pull free, to grab hold of something, but her fingers only scratched painfully on the uneven stone,...
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  • Wyvern's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 AM
    I get that. I really do. What I don't get is why you were unwilling to simply take the time to explain more clearly what you *did* mean. (ETA: Yes, it's frustrating when you're trying to explain something and the other guy persistently misses the point. But it's pretty uncharitable to assume that the misunderstanding must be entirely the other guy's fault.) Also, as long as we're on the topic...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    Aremus considered Chalaska's offer, combined with the desires of his friends. Is it "3 silver per person per day" or just "3 silver per day"? Because I think Aremus can handle using 15 gp of the money the Abbot gave him for some maneuverability.
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  • Dan Davenport's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 AM
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiftyginger/gather-children-of-the-evertree To join: http://tinyurl.com/rpgnetchat Log to be posted at: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com RPGnet is a registered trademark of Skotos Tech, used with their permission.
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  • Wrathamon's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 AM
    I guess it was more accurate to say they merged the two. I meant that they got rid of the human part
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  • Ath-kethin's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    Ath-kethin replied to Elvish City
    Does the edition matter? DL2, from the early 80s, has a write-up for the elven city of Qualinesti.
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  • Ath-kethin's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    Ath-kethin replied to Elvish City
    Does the edition matter? DL2, from the early 80s, has a write-up for the elvsn city of Qualinesti.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    Grudach checked each side-passage as the group passed, conferring with Derendil to see if the hairy elf-creature could smell or sense anything, before continuing to lead the group on. or and or
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    I agree with @iserith on this, also it cheapens the dragon experience by having them slaughter a wyrmling as their first encounter with a dragon. Dragony stuff could include: (a) Defeating a quasi-leader of a dragon cultist organisation with information leading to a higher ranking individual or the dragon he/she serves; (b) Recovering a group of stolen wyvern eggs from some duergar and...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 AM
    I don't know of any official retcon or explanation (although on writing this, maybe the 1e dragonlance adventures mentioned it?), I always treated them both as separate entities that shared similar iconography the same as I do with Paladine and Bahamut. As is, she's dead now and Paladine is no longer a god unless all of this gets ignored in 5e which could happen considering how many FR gods have...
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  • MoonSong's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    I used to think you had to roll against Spell DC to cast a spell. I couldn't understand why the greater your casting stat the harder it was to cast.
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  • werecorpse's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 AM
    I wish smite was the only issue, then I'd just change that but in a game so tightly tied to bounded accuracy getting +3 or +4 to all saves is a huge deal. One of my players has suggested that Paladins of 6th level or higher are "the best magic item in the book". How's this for a demented high level adventure. The party is sent to rescue a holy warrior of (nature deity) who also happens to be...
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