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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:26 PM
    Satisfied that no threat would immediately come up behind them, Halruhk made his way to catch up to the others. He stayed far enough back to hopefully allow them to enter the building without ruining the stealth attempts of the first group to enter, knowing full well that he tended to rattle and clang. (Disadvantage and Advantage even out)
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 PM
    I second the Bloodstone Lands. Theyíre remote, but still have enough civilization that a fortified guardpost makes sense. But in full disclosure, Iíve been wanting to run a campaign in that locale for decades.
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 06:22 PM
    At least it's not the croc!
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 06:19 PM
    Finished Poul Andersonís Hrolf Krakiís Saga. It really brought the doom-haunted saga to life. Even telling the tale in a more modern fashion, he still captured the cadence and feel of it. Now itís back to the Wheel of Time Read. Winterís Heart. Weíll see how this one goes. Iím starting to have bits from the books invade my dreams.
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  • Greenfield's Avatar
    Today, 06:18 PM
    After some discussion with my group we appear to have come to a consensus. The Bard-Bear-ian will be an Awakened Brown Bear. I'd originally misunderstood the Awaken spell. I thought it added two to the creature's CR. It doesn't. It adds two full hit dice, with all that entails. Our version won't get those. He'll have to earn those levels. We are working on a compromise where his...
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 PM
    Your "Shrug It Off" ability would probably have a "unless the attack is a crit" qualifier.
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 PM
    Is the Demon Orgy the standard one, or the weird one?
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 PM
    Clearly? If I post a poll here, how many people would elect to go to the standard orgy over the weird orgy?
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 PM
    Yeah, they didn't completely erase those aspects in getting back to the traditional D&D feel after 4e (which went pretty far afield with Backgrounds, Themes, Paragon Paths & Epic Destinies on top of Class, build, sub-class, & powers and flavor-text being explicitly re-skinnable. If you recall 3e, you were given freedom to describe how your character & gear looked, so race, equipment, and...
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  • BookBarbarian's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 PM
    Yeah I thought bonus actions stacked when i first started. My GWM Berserker attacking 3 times in one round at level 3-4 was not much fun for the other players. Edit: Oh and I can definitely see the Immunities, Intimidating presence, and Retaliation working for the concept.
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 PM
    Kleborn darts into the room, hoping to catch Nosnra off-guard! Kleborn's Base Move: 30 ft. With Haste Bonus: 60 ft. Kleborn's base Jump Skill: +14
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 PM
    I know the old adage about assuming malice when incompetence would also serve, but I don't believe anyone could have returned Rope Trick to 2nd level, or re-written Tiny Hut they way they did, and not /intend/ that a party with an old-school-CaW player running a wizard wouldn't, as a matter of course, choose to have very short 'days' whenever it was remotely workable within the scenario, with the...
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  • BookBarbarian's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 PM
    Acton economy was a tough one, spells too. My players just tend to blast with cantrips. And I did have one struggle with using her imagination, but we were able to work through it thankfully. Once I got in a better habit of asking each players "What do you do?" they began to worry less about doing the right thing or scouring their character sheet. It helped a lot.
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 PM
    Baldur's Gate 25 Blackmoor 19 Calimport 17 City of Brass 25-2=23 City state of the Invincible Overlord 20 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 25+1=26 Palanthas 16
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 05:59 PM
    Gives Wizards/Clerics/Druids more versatility than Bards/Sorcerers/Warlocks without creating imbalance in play: they have access to huge numbers of spells, though still only so many at a time. This allows Wizards to do things like research and look for more spells (cf. Caleb in Critical Role Campaign 2).
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  • ExploderWizard's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 PM
    The basic rules including how to play are free. There is no excuse for not knowing the basics except a lack of desire.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 PM
    Feh, being droll is very far from being dim and blubbery. You may take this as a compliment if you wish.
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 PM
    What if she were just contrasting that with a conventional orgy? Perhaps even a staid orgy?
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  • BookBarbarian's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 PM
    There are so many movies I watch as an Adult and notice all the things that went over my head when I watched them as a child. I was oblivious to that kind of stuff.
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 PM
    I've nothing /useful/ to say, but... Well, they are trying to be 4e feats... ;P ...4e feats got pretty situational and fiddly, already, and trying to encourage a style of combat/character - generalist - that the game, itself, has always tended to discourage, is probably going to have to double-down on that. Not a commentary on the feat, but just the name made me think of Hammer &...
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 PM
    But this one died at the beginning... Like Hamlet's father... Who was also named Hamlet... Never mind, carry on.
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 PM
    She called it "weird". She was clearly being derogatory towards orgies.
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 PM
    But, I guess it'd be 'orthogonal' to world-building. Well, some players consider silly stuff exciting & interesting, but yeah, at least initially, players sit down to a game to have fun. You have to train them to prioritize PC survival through meticulous planning, systematic/paranoid exploration, risk-avoidance, pragmatism, and solving the specific sorts of puzzles your twisted mind...
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  • jaelis's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 PM
    I agree entirely. But I believe that if you tried to follow an algorithm like captainbanana's, you would end up with a different result. IMO that is an argument for not having an algorithm.
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  • BoldItalic's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 PM
    Give the player a single boot, not a pair. When the player complains, point out that the boot's on the other foot. The ensuing mental confusion on the part of said player will give you the space to usher the newly monobooted person out of the house, to hop along the street. This leaves you with a spare boot in reserve in case the needs arises again in the future. Indeed, if you display it...
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 PM
    We play a more relaxed style. We give problem players the flip-flop.
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  • Lord Mhoram's Avatar
    Today, 05:30 PM
    Baldur's Gate 25 Blackmoor 19 Calimport 17 City of Brass 25 City state of the Invincible Overlord 20 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 25 Palanthas 16
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  • Voadam's Avatar
    Today, 05:29 PM
    Earth Day Bundle from Tabletop Games 5 terrain supplements providing tons of read aloud descriptions.
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 PM
    Anyone recognize this one: "Dim and blubbery, loathsome Drolls are able to reiterate..."
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  • ConflictGames's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 PM
    http://www.conflictgames.com/magicdescriptioncardsdemonicsurvey The Link will show you my design concepts for the Magic Description Cards Demonic Vector. It's a survey - WHICH DESIGN DO YOU LIKE? Please vote!! I added free wallpaper and discount codes because your feedback will help me finalize the design for this Magic Vector for the Kickstarter Campaign's front page. This is just a...
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  • aco175's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 PM
    I would place it in an area I know well and have material on covering. For myself, I may go with the area east of Daggerford, near Loudwater. The wilderness is the approach to the desert and the civilization is the region around Waterdeep. I also do not have any problems with removing some mountains and towns to make way for the borderlands.
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  • aco175's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 PM
    I try and grab the first one I can when the player walks into the room. Some of my players are fast and I want the closest, so I might win initiative.
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  • ConflictGames's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    this make me laugh :heh: Really Coroc ?
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  • ConflictGames's Avatar
    Today, 05:16 PM
    this make me laugh :heh: Really Coroc ?
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  • Fauchard1520's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 PM
    Heh. Now I want a lemming-themed Druid that specializes in throwing herself / her minions into certain doom.
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 PM
    While avoiding it might have been preferable: 1.) It was not derogatory. 2.) It was not explicit. 3.) We need to hold the comment up to other content within the game, such as the monster description for the succubus/incubus, which is essentially a demon that performs sexual assault. It is not the most socially uncomfortable discussion we have in the arena. I'd say this is a good example...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 PM
    I think Liam was mostly angered at the prospect of getting rid of the boy for no other reason than he was in the way. And yes, CG is the alignment I most often play. I wouldnít want it to split the party, but I feel that Liam would for the sake of what he perceives to be an innocent. I think he likes Theremin, if thinking him a little bit of a fop, but I canít see Liam going on with any kind of...
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  • MetaVoid's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 PM
    "Which part of 'your boss is dead didn't you understand?'" orc shaman asks as his flesh pushes out the arrow that hit him earlier. "Maybe this helps you make up your mind." since it seems no one is willing to come close to him his drinks another something and his stature immediately and dramatically increases His back is still flush against the elevator, but now his sheer size brings him right...
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 PM
    I generally only get official material, but this seems to be most appropriate subject matter to bring in a third party. Or a fourth, fifth, etc., as needed. :)
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 PM
    I think I disagree here. While concentrating on the spell and you are asking it to find an object of a particular kind, it points you to the nearest example *at that time*. The spell says it points you to the nearest, and what constitutes the nearest can change over time. Incidentally, I think you need to go with this interpretation because of other changes that could impact items during...
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 PM
    Fair warning: Its a pop-up book.
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  • Beleriphon's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 PM
    Baldur's Gate 25 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 17 City of Brass 25 City state of the Invincible Overlord 20 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 25 Palanthas 16
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  • pming's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    Hiya! As another father of another young girl, I fully support your Meh, and add in a ", whatever"...with a strong possibility of an obvious eye-roll for emphasis. ^_^ Paul L. Ming
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    On the one hand, specificity is the soul of narrative. OTOH, you seem to have a true facility and familiarity with the subject matter. I, for one, look forward to the publication of Gardens & Goblins' Grimoire of Gourmet Orgy Hors d'oeuvres.
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 PM
    Random summoning tables for extra surprise! Now, if everyone would like to place their planar gatekeys in the bowl, we can begin! Actually, now... I'm wondering if this solves the mystery of what exactly characters get up to after they hit level 20. I mean, there's only so many crystals spheres that can be saved before the bordem kicks in..
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 PM
    Elevator is on the top floor -1 right? Thus, we can exit the elevator in the place we fought the golems?
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 PM
    Well, that's because you need to summon the demons for the orgy. It's a demon orgy! Step 1: Play D&D. Step 2: ???? Step 3: DEMON ORGY!
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  • daindarkspring's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 PM
    Dain sniffed at the air, still crouched down, waiting in the darkness. When he heard the strange sound, his head turned so that his ear faced that direction. What new danger awaits us? This is a den of death if there ever was one. I'll need a new jerkin, if for nothing else than to bury me in it. Will you accept me into your arms, Essithea? Worm's meat. Or will I walk with you in gloomy...
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 PM
    Actually, that is a default assumption of the game. Killing is a default assumption of D&D. We can have conversations about whether that is a good thing, that is a bad thing, what that says about society, and so on, but it is a default assumption. You don't need have a giant conversation during Session 0 where you explain to the players that they might, in fact, end up killing dragons, orcs, and...
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 PM
    Yeah, seriously. I've been playing this game since I was 11 years old, and I've never once participated in an orgy or summoned a demon. I feel cheated.
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  • RevTurkey's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 PM
    I like it. As many have said...old school AD&D feel. It's one of my favourites.
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  • pming's Avatar
    Today, 04:33 PM
    Hiya! You're probably right...I need to go back and re-read those rules. We haven't played 5e since before last Christmas. As for spells, another indicator of my experiences with the Rest Mechanics is that nobody in our group has gotten a PC past 7th level...so there's that. Hmmm...I guess I'll defer to your RAW experience on this one, CapnZapp. ... ... You win this round, CapnZapp....
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  • TerraDave's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 PM
    I am thinking that is right, you just find that first one. But I do have some ambiguity in this case (maybe a particular strawberry was seen and maybe it wasn't). But I think I will just have to deal with that.
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  • Prakriti's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 PM
    Why not roll 1d6? :)
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    You line up every member of the party and give them each their own boots - then require the offending player being booted to run the gauntlet as they flee into shameful exile....
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    If you're a Druid, and you summon a bunch of animals in order for them to walk into a trap... that would be a very un-druidic thing to do. Nature itself might get upset.
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    The company of the Lightbringer
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  • ART!'s Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    Heck, I don't even understand the spell system - i just let some other player at the table help them out! I'm serious.
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 PM
    Jerrod bets 13 silver.
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  • RevTurkey's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    You are not alone. I stopped buying their adventures after puzzling over the maps in Wicked Cauldron. I like the game though.
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  • Michael Silverbane's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 PM
    Animated Armoires Bilious Barghests Cavorting Catoplebas Devious Devils Enraged Elementals Frightening Firbolgs Galavanting Grimlocks Hellraising Huecuvas Irritable Ifrits Jabbering Jackalweres
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  • ART!'s Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    I use all three options, so I clicked "Other" as an "all of the above" option. I just use whatever's at hand and will help the scene work.
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  • Steve Gorak's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 PM
    Yes, I like this RP too, and tglassy, you're really doing a good job of staying in character. If ever somebody asks me what a CG aligment stands for, I will use this exchange as an example. Theremin, being LN, of course thinks a bit differently ;-) The only think I want to avoid at all costs is to "break" the party by having too much tension (it has happened to me before, and it really sucks),...
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  • houser2112's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    I think the text pretty clearly says the answer to your first question is "no, it will merely point to the closest bunch". What isn't so clear is, after you've gathered the berries from the first bush, if the spell would now point to your pouch. :)
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    Then I'll do it. Some topics are not welcome at the table. Sexual Assault is one of those things, no one wants that in their roleplaying game. And I think the vast majority of D&D players out there will agree with me.
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  • Vymair's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    My reading is that if finds the nearest object when you cast the spell. from the SRD. So the spell finds the nearest bunch of strawberries. I'd rule that the only batch it finds even if you move is the one the spell first located even if after moving another batch becomes the nearest.
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  • BlackSeed_Vash's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Usually the group I play with/run for doesn't bother with a group name... unless there are in-game reasons for one. The only exception I can recall is the all Bards game I ran years ago. Someone dubbed the party "Music and Mayhem"
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    You give them a simple, utilitarian boot. Nothing fancy, but it has to be firm. If they start asking why you chose that boot, where it was made, how many eyelets it has, theyíre just looking to argue with you about why you gave them that particular boot.
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Gunther does not place a bet.
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  • wrightc214's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 PM
    I was talking about the Warlock Hexblade Patron but thank you.
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  • Ranthalan's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 PM
    Hands down, alignment. Eventually, I just removed it from the game entirely.
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 PM
    The Shrug It Off ability has no relevance to which damage dice belong to the attack roll that scored a crit. That attack is resolved, from 'attack roll=crit' to 'damage roll', with qualifying dice rolled twice, to get a total of damage dealt by that attack. The fact that this particular target can make a save to negate that damage is irrelevant. The Shrug It Off ability does nothing to the...
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  • Fauchard1520's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 PM
    As illustrated here. I think the least evil option might be summoning neutral creatures...?
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  • cmad1977's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 PM
    Classless. Typical. And wrong.
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    But I can't do that! My childhood! :)
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  • Vymair's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    In my group, we often start at higher levels. The character abilities and combat options for a higher level character are often bewildering to newer players. I think there is real value to starting everyone at lower levels so they can learn everything their character can do and gradually layer on more abilities. The most troublesome character in this regard has been the rogue. Understanding...
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