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  • William Smith1's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 AM
    Ok, jm has his character pretty much done, great job and lots of detail! How about the rest of you? Get your characters posted like jm's and we will get going. Gonna post the startup in the next few days. Will
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  • William Smith1's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 AM
    Yah, Faiths and Avatars is kinda deep too. Moradin it is! Will
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    Old Post not much of anything is going on ATM.
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  • dnd4vr's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    The issue with that is now since this modified net does 1 piercing, you could add +10 from SS and up to 10d6 from Sneak Attack. It is basically a work-around, and if that is what is needed you might as well just leave the net at 0 damage and allow features to add the damage anyway. There is the issue with the damage type, but I would probably rule it as bludgeoning if I had to. Great...
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  • carlosatscg's Avatar
    Today, 04:06 AM
    Hi all! My name is Carlos Cabrera, one of the authors for the Aethera Field Guide. I created 5 monsters in this particular volume, and I'd be happy to talk to you about them now that we've released! I also have a selection of mythic spells that you will see in Legendary Games' Mythic Character Codex, from their Mythic Mania II Kickstarter! These are actually spells previously printed in...
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  • TarionzCousin's Avatar
    Today, 04:06 AM
    Apparently Blackwing is not a crow. :hmm:
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:06 AM
    Love the irony of the double post. :D LOL
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 AM
    Note, I never said that alignment is a legacy thing. To be fair, in 5e, it largely is, but, that wasn't the legacy bits I was pointing to. In earlier D&D, monstrous races were extremely unbalanced. Particularly in pre-3e, but, even 3e had all sorts of issues with trying to balance races for play. So, often the notion of "this race is hated" was used to balance the totally unbalanced...
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  • dnd4vr's Avatar
    Today, 04:03 AM
    So how long do they need to rest to fully recover all their HP? If I understand you correctly, each recovery period is supposed to grant the same number of HP, simply take longer? Is the idea that with 4 recoveries PCs could recover their maximum HP in a day?
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 AM
    Eldritch Knight and a level of Warlock for Hex is a powerhouse combo, although you'll be moving Hex a bit so you might not get as much use out of Crossbow Expert (but then, you could switch to a 1d10 crossbow and cackle).
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 AM
    For posting during the week receive 5 xp Good to get Paid Mercantile + Mend + d100 Trollick: 14 + 23 + 54 = 91 Recover Time: 10 days * loss of Body(7) / (target Health(3) + target Confluence(4) + 91)=0.71 Shatterframe removes her headset and nods permission. Trollick places a hand on Shatterframes shoulder and she holds up a piece of laser dried mend bark. “Use this,” she manages to...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 AM
    Moradin is traditional. Clangeddin Silverbeard is another traditional dwarf deity. CS worshipers tend to use Battleaxe though. I'll go with Moradin if you haven't really gone deep into the pantheons of the game world. The best cleric book of 2nd is the Forgotten Realms book: Faiths and Avatars. Even the kits are relatively "safe". (Relatively :) )
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 AM
    One of the things that always bugged me about D&D advancement was that you can't cast spells above your level, period. If you have enough XP to cast 3rd-level spells, you can cast fireball just fine. If you don't, you can't, no matter how long you've been researching it in your tower, no matter how hard you try, no matter how important it is. That seems weird and contrary to the genre. It's also...
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  • Immortal Sun's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 AM
    I tend to give out feats or skill proficiency related to whatever they've been working on in-game. The value of monetary rewards tends to decrease dramatically the longer the game goes on and there are always certain types of characters upon whom money is wasted (monks, saints, some paladins). But, your goals are doomed to failure. The players will turn whatever rewards you give them...
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  • Rabulias's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 AM
    The worm does have good lines in this, and is fairly dim, but Blackwing steals the show for me in both departments. :-D
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  • Hriston's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 AM
    All the lycanthropes listed in the basic rules have the “human” tag, so choose human as one of your two humanoid races.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 AM
    You're being short sighted. The PCs will undoubtedly have other desires and obligations. Will the do what the hermit asks and abandon others that need them? How will they help him if they do decide to help? Will they refuse him? How will they refuse him? How does the hermit reaction to rejection(which can be handled numerous ways)? Will any of hundreds of other possibilities that I didn't...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 AM
    Light falls upon the sallow faces of the mockeries of life, their faces frozen in a rictus of pain and fear as they menace Swithun.
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  • MechaPilot's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    I've created a new fighter archetype for my home game, and I was curious what the community reaction might be. Any constructive comments, concerns or criticisms are more than welcome. Fighter Archetype: Relentless Momentum When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you learn to harness the relentlessness & brutality of anger and adrenaline. When you make a successful melee attack,...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 AM
    No edition allows it, either, which means that it is not allowed unless the DM allows it. Failure to preclude something does not equate with inclusion. Games only include what they explicitly say can or can't happen. All else is outside the rules and the DM has to allow it in for it to be included. I agree. But inclusion after play begins in my game needs to make sense with what is...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 AM
    I don't actually have an issue with 'this is unbeatable', in that case it isn't a monster, it is just some sort of obstacle you aren't prepared to beat. Of course most such obstacles don't kill you! Walls don't kill you, but you can't go through them (at least without special stuff). So, what should be true then is that the leeches/salt thing should be automatically known to the PCs, just...
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  • Immortal Sun's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    And realistically, any GM offering the ability to play a monster race should either make their players understand they WILL be killed on sight (by ya know, doing so) or be offering up a world that is more tolerant towards monstrous races.
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    And sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sometimes orcs are just evil because I don't house rule monster alignments. Sometimes it's more fun to just know who the bad guys are and not worry about wiping them out. Sometimes it's more fun to find out that the orcs aren't the only bad guys. To imply that you can't have depth to a campaign because some races are by nature evil is insulting.
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 AM
    I was a player in a Tomb of Annihilation campaign where we all learned sub-skill "specialties" that would give a +2 bonus to some non-combat check. In that campaign the purpose was to differentiate characters, because otherwise the wilderness campaign pushes everyone towards the same skill set (Survival, Nature, Perception, Athletics, cook's utensils, etc.). But you could do something similar in...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 AM
    It's not about a fear of abuse. It's about common sense and reason. It makes no sense for a group to want to use player knowledge about trolls out of a desire not to have to feign ignorance, but but okay with feigning ignorance about vampires and golems. It's not at all the same kind of situation as "Mother May I." It's true that people run hit points how they prefer, but it's equally...
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 03:12 AM
    Which is why I personally ban monstrous races. But I will warn people if certain races are discriminated against in a particular region for whatever reason. If they still choose to play that race, it will be with full knowledge of what they're getting into. So if I tell a player that wood elves are particularly mistrusted in the region because there's been a great deal of tension of late, I...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 AM
    Dying just has no real appeal. I mean, if I died because some fact was so obscure nobody in the party could figure out that the dragon had a peanut allergy, then really, killing all the characters was a positive thing? It was suspenseful? I just can't see it. I have DMed 1000's of games and really almost never seen something like that come back as "wow! Good game!". OTOH I've seen plenty of...
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  • 97mg's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 AM
    The icy coolness of a morning's air may have been inhaled deeply by the little halfling's lips, but it was the chill in Quarzi's spine that really screamed for attention. For a moment she lay there, perfectly still, almost paralyzed with surprise and fear. Hare's didn't appreciate being snuck up on or stalked. Territorial and ever-alert, the general idea was to make oneself "unavailable" should...
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 AM
    Players wanting to play monster races should ALWAYS clear it with the GM. At least that my opinion on the subject.
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 02:59 AM
    In my last campaign, the PCs had to track down a long-lost construct who turned out to be a robot that turns into a dragon... Later she fell in love with the the mummy lord Chadhotep. The two were married and are now working on their first child, a flesh golem.
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  • William Smith1's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 AM
    Well, shoot jm! Didn't think of a cleric needing to worship a deity when I said only the 3 original books. Not gonna use any of the "Complete" books so specialty priests are not an issue. But a Dwarven Cleric worshiping Zeus or Odin or Osiris just doesn't seem to fit. Looked at the 1st edition Deities and Demigods but there is only one Dwarven god in there, Moradin. The 2nd edition book,...
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  • oreofox's Avatar
    Today, 02:50 AM
    I don't know where you got "any race is allowed" just because he said alignment is a "legacy notion". It is all dependant on the setting and story. Just because "alignment is a legacy notion" doesn't mean you HAVE to allow goblins and orcs as PC races. Also doesn't mean all goblins and orcs can't be evil in your setting. However, if you did allow goblins and orcs as PC races, many players will...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 AM
    It depends. PC's have brains, so it would depend on what the trap looked like. A spear trap in a wall is pretty clearly something you don't want to trigger, even if you've never encountered a trap. A button on the wall might be something the PC pushes. Circumstances will determine whether it's good or bad roleplay. Which is the same exact position every other PC's mental headspace is...
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  • Swordsfall RPG's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    The Kickstarter for the setting and artbook, "Welcome to Tikor" is blasting away! We just hit flew past the $36,000 stretch goal, unlocking Jonah Lobe as an artist! Jonah is the legendary designer behind the Skyrim Dragons, giants and more. He'll be coming onboard to illustrate the dragons and other creatures from the world of Tikor. Not only that, but he's never had his artwork in a...
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  • William Smith1's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    After, and No not yet, just the 3 original books: Players Handbook, DMG, and Monster Manual. Will
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  • Lazybones's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 AM
    Chapter 270 The meeting with the tabaxi elders took place at dusk. Bredan could still hardly believe what he was seeing as he and a select cohort of the shipwrecked survivors were escorted to the Hall of Feathers. The tabaxi—they had finally learned the name of their hosts, thanks to Quellan’s tongues spell—lived near the jungle canopy, on platforms erected around the trunks of huge trees....
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  • Dan Davenport's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 AM
    https://engineoforacles.wordpress.com/ghastly-affair-the-gothic-game-of-romantic-horror/ To join: https://tinyurl.com/randomworlds-chat Log to be posted at: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com
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  • eayres33's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    Valdral squints his eyes hoping they would adjust to the dark but it was no use. He prays for light and a bright light begins to emanate from his shield as he moved forward. Valdral cast light on his shield and if he has movement left he will move to R21
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  • pogre's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    Oh, I am keenly aware of the dastardly macro lense! I always think I have painted well until I get the figures in a photo tent. We call it the "two-foot good" paint job. ;) Interesting - is the price point of the Pathfinder miniatures significantly higher?
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 AM
    My problem with your setup is that it reads as if you get advantage (uses the relentless barrage of sword swings to catch the enemy off balance) on your shield attack which the mechanics don't give it. The way I set it up you get advantage because of the opponent be off balance/down. But as you say, your table your playstyle. Having the shield master shove when you want you can have of...
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  • Sword of Spirit's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    Also with backgrounds, be aware that the default rule allows players to pick any two skills, any combination of 2 languages/tools, any equipment package, and any background feature. That's not an option or a variant rule, that's in the Basic Rules right on page 36 under "Customizing Backgrounds." As the DM you are, of course, free to overrule that or approve/disapprove on an individual basis,...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 AM

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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    I'm usually capable of failing an easy check. Let's see... Edit: Close, but he shoves his way through.
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  • abe ray's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 AM
    How’s your dinobot write up coming along?
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  • abe ray's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    A sub-set of this potion is the ct potion! It makes EVERYTHING but the internal organs of the drinker invisible!
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  • James Jacobs's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    I can provide a bit of context here. I originally got the name Obox-ob from the list of other demon lords that was printed on page 35 of the 1st edition Monster Manual II. For whatever reason, the sound of the name really appealed to me, and I ended up using it as the name of the primary bad guy deity for my homebrew setting, back in the late 80s. His footprint in my homebrew continued to grow...
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    Something to consider here - most great fantasy stories are allegories. The elements of the story stand in for something else, either intentionally or accidentally. When the story is not about the enemy, but the enemy is merely a force that opposes the protagonist, we don't need much depth for that enemy in the story. It can be superficial, simplistic and a faceless evil to be slaughtered....
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  • GlassJaw's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 AM
    Or, you know, you could just give the PCs an amount you feel is appropriate. Nice spreadsheet though.
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  • Numidius's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 AM
    Right, and that is from player' side. I was asking from the Gm side, since I understand Imaculata is the Gm in the Death God example, and me being a bit provocative, like: how even if is the Gm, can he/she be sure if a Death God will take offense?
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 AM
    Yaarel replied to Drow Druid
    Actually, that seems like a great interpretation. Taking animal shape escapes vulnerability to sunlight. It makes sense of Norse traditions too, where the Dvergar turned to stone in sunlight, yet shapeshifted into animals that seem to function in sunlight.
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  • dragoner's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 AM
    Adventure 7 Broadsword, had the ultimate Zhodani nemesis, teleporting commandos in Battle Dress. The Zhodani are brought up in various adventures such as Expedition to Zhodane, and JTAS articles. I was just musing the other day is that the JTAS articles were only $2, and the booklets were the same size as the other LBB's. The psionics rules can be fairly broad enough to cover a variety of...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 AM
    Heh, I hate to be so negative, but my personal experience with the socalled ‘Acrobatics’ skill has led me to despise the Acrobatics skill. I delete Acrobatics from existence. I use Athletics instead. For those rare occasions when Dexterity (Athletics) might make sense, that is fine.
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 AM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 14 Belt of Giant Strength 13 Cape of the Mountebank 20 Cloak of Arachnidia 18 Cloak of the Bat 20 Cloak of Displacement 23 Cloak of Elvenkind 19 Cloak of Invisibility 13 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 AM
    ‘Parkour’ − meaning jumping and climbing − is Strength (Athletics) checks.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    I think this comment can be generalised: Maxperson's assertions about how PC knowledge, PC background etc are to be handled may be true accounts of how he likes to play the game, but find little support in D&D rules texts, esepecially 4e. This relates to what AbdulAlhazred said upthread about PC backgrounds and PC goals being the MEAT of play. If the only significance of befriending a...
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 AM
    Well, you say that alignment doesn't really mean anything, and that it's all just a "legacy" notion so therefore the logical conclusion is that any race is allowed since alignment doesn't matter. But then if a DM is up front about how is viewed in their world, they're a bad DM. Personally I just don't allow races that don't make sense, which includes non-evil dragonborn because they don't fit...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 AM
    To me, it seems there are two uncontroversial ways it can become true in the fiction that a PC knows something: * The player has some knowledge and imputes it to the PC; * The GM informs the player of something that the the PC knows. The extent to which a GM is able to veto/gate the first approach will depend primarily on table conventions. Off the top of my head I can't think of any...
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  • Lord Zack's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 AM
    I did think of Space Pirates running afoul of the Bydo-Bacterians, probably through an attempt to control them gone wrong, like the Space Pirates often have happen to them. Or perhaps the nefarious Mother Brain willingly allies with them, becoming the living core of a Zebes transformed into an Organic Fortress?
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    In game rules you can put one of them on for no loss in performance.
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  • OB1's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    Cool. That sounds like they used one of their attacks to knock them off balance and another to stab them. The feat, to me, uses the relentless barrage of sword swings to catch the enemy off balance, allowing for a quick flourish to knock them down at the end as they’ve been so focused on the primary attacks. That’s why you can do it extra as a bonus. Without the string of attacks setting...
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    That's up to you - I don't know what works for your setting. It could be anywhere from something boring like improving the software coding to something spectacular like detonating warheads in hyperspace to create the hyperspatial equivalent of sonar pings.
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  • seriousmoonlight's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    Frightful Presence: I'll need a wisdom saving throw from anyone who steps out of the fog and views their massive opponent for the first time.
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  • Seramus's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    This looks promising. Running the mine 24/7 with a bunch of skeletons seems like the way to go! (Still need wizards and whatnot)
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  • TheStoryTold's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    We release the first episode in our Exalted 3rd Edition Dragon-Blooded actual play series. The AP will be running on the off weeks to the main series episodes. http://thestorytold.libsyn.com/fall-of-jiara-episode-1-session-0
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 AM
    Whoa there, slow down. Who has even remotely suggested that DM's allow all races? Where did that come from? This conversation presumed that DM has ok'd the race in the first place but then wants to somehow force his ideas of a "disadvantage" onto the player to ensure that the player is "playing right". Because, obviously, there is only one true way of playing a campaign and any suggestion...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    Meh, not in 5e. Alignment in 5e is a suggestion and not every member of a race is a murdering sociopath. Like I said, it's far more legacy notions and more often than not, a DM issue. Players frankly don't care most of the time. Like I said, if it's not fun for the players, then why bother?
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Permanent improvement is almost unheard of. Outside psi, you can get a new skill with a couple of years downtime.
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Then there's the cinematic inspiration for this feat. Picture for a second a hero slamming into their opponent with their shield and knocking them off balance/down lessening the opponents defense and then landing one or more solid blows with their weapon. Its cool, it's fun, it's heroic. To me, that's what this feat is supposed to be. Edit:Your picture isn't wrong but its definitely not...
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    My overall point is that Help action as it is is strictly superior than Help action with an ability check attached to it, when judging it in terms of effectiveness. The players in my games make ability checks regularly in combat without changing the Help action. The DM just has to present situation where it's a possibility. Players shouldn't want to make ability checks, of course, but it...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    I don't have any of the old alien modules, but have heard rumours of the Zhodani. I've done some free narration of "mystical" feats by the religious elite of Ashar, without trying to frame that within the technicalities of the psionics rules. There's no meta-currency in by-the-book Classic Traveller. There are three modes of improving a PC's stats/inherent abilities: * psionics...
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    The meaningful consequence of failing to Hep means your ally doesn’t get advantage and might not succeed in their attack and the monster goes on living. But we digress. The fact that you don’t need to roll means that skills get used less in combat then it could have potentially. I lament this but not enough to actually implement it in my games...probably.
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  • Thateous's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM

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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    Wizards tend to be naturally smarter then most at trivia they aren’t specialized in. I’m not sure every wizard should be good at every knowledge skill. I could see someone who specializes in one focus, like spellcasting, might not have a lot of time to learn other things outside their field.
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    I'm not sure what rule you're referring to. I'm not aware of anything like that in D&D 5e. As for attacking low-AC monsters, I ask for an attack roll if the monster is defending, which makes the outcome uncertain plus there's a meaningful consequence of failure (the monster goes on living).
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    iserith Yeah, I know that rule and if the dc is 10 and your skill is +8, then that applies. It might be that your skill is lower or the dc is higher though. I like the idea of chaotic battles having unintended failures. And once again, most players like rolling dice and when it comes down to it, rolling to hit or rolling a skill check is still one roll. I still make my players attack oozes...
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    If success on the task is the goal, automatic success is more desirable than rolling a fickle d20. A Help action as it currently is written is an automatic success. Tacking a roll onto it makes it less desirable in my view from that standpoint.
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  • snickersnax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    I think smart people should be smart. I give +1 knowledge skill (history, religion, nature, arcana) per point of intelligence modifier. Its a tragedy that intelligence is so underwhelming in 5e. Heck even wizards don't have to have high intelligence scores to be effective. Its amazing that wizards have any social standing at all. Here's what a 5e parent could be saying about their son. ...
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Really. When I play, I love making rolls. You’d use a help action when your attack is ineffective, usually. That’s when I use the help action. So, if it’s between doing nothing effective or having to make an easier role (or do a role using a skill you are better at) to help an ally do something effective, I’d still choose to roll.
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  • Janx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Yep. One thing I noticed was the super-retracty helmets. Aside from they didn't have those in Wrath of Khan, I recall the super-lame half-rollback helments in Stargate SG-1 because they couldn't afford the FX that the movie had. Now, 20 years later, there it is on Discovery.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    They both hit. The undead woman is still standing though there are hoof prints on her face. :) Make a Strength (athletics) check with advantage to see if you can get past her. DC is . EDIT: so Swithun probably is in R24. Who's next?
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  • sammyk762's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    If you PM me a link to the one you're working on or share it with my username @ Gmail, I'll see if I can figure out what's up.
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  • Aiden_Keller_'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    I would agree in that the net can be thrown and doesn't impose disadvantage...and you could ignore cover...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    Yeah. I didn't catch that. Frankly, I was expecting you to dry gulch him. :) In any case, make a death save.
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    I am all for finding more uses for Intelligence, but I don't think it's perception. Investigation in our games is pretty critical. That's where a lot of it comes in. But, I do wish they had more Intelligence saves and fewer Wisdom saves.
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  • CleverNickName's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    The shorthand I like to use at my table (we moved to 5E from 3.x): Use Perception instead of Listen or Spot. Use Investigation instead of Gather Information or Search. Use Insight instead of Appraise or Sense Motive. If you learned something from a book, a school, or a teacher, it's probably Int. Otherwise, it's probably Wis. It's not perfect, but it'll do in a pinch.
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    "Stay here. Stay low," Tommi says as he drops the canteen he holds and runs towards his companions in the next room. IT's all a blur, and he loads a stone, but doesn't think to charge it yet. Instead, he's operating with just a normal stone, without the blessing that he's learned to give it. It's the best he's got. Move and Dash 60' south just puts him in 30' range of the beast coming from...
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  • Deset Gled's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    I can get promoted up from a TIE pilot to Darth Vader? Groovy. In all seriousness, none of those. An Interceptor is designed for speed and maneuverability with a short range. Any mass added to it makes it worse at those jobs. If I want a torpedo to missile I want a TIE bomber, and if I want shields I want to be in a bigger ship.
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  • Reynard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    I went with All PDFs to start since I am inclined to spend the $160 for All In if a couple more decent sized books unlock.
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  • Scotley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    With more observation it becomes obvious that clouds of the ravenous creatures constantly swarm in and out of several large holes spread throughout the riverbed. The closest of these holes on the eastern side of the swarm to the PCs lies about 80 feet from the swarm cloud's edge. The hole itself is a 5-foot-diameter opening. The swarms don't seem concerned with your presence, but their is no way...
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