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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 AM
    By my recollection, WotC did a lot of market research. Even so, back in the day, I predicted 4Ed would be the “New Coke” of D&D. And like the actual New Coke case, I suspect that no amount of research (of which there was LOTS) would have revealed how the market as a whole would react, or at least, how the reaction would break along certain demographics (particularly based on gaming...
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  • DM Dave1's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 AM
    Baldur’s Gate 21 Blackmoor 20 Calimport 18 City of Brass 2 City State of the Invincible Overlord 26 Fallcrest 14 Free City of Greyhawk 23 +1 Glantri City 18 Huzuz 22 Lankhmar 26
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  • Chad Hooper's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 AM
    Some random thoughts from me: In this setting (however it ends up evolving as you write it up), the Moon is a potential threat to any life/business interests on Earth. Whatever mining consortia, political/geographical groups of people, or tech/data interests there are dirt-side, the people in charge absolutely have to make sure Luna doesn't fall into hostile hands (because kinetic bombardment...
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 AM
    If you haven't found it already, Testament by Green Ronin looks at placing a D&D campaign in a Biblical setting.
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  • 97mg's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 AM
    The ripping constraint of brambles and thorns keep the spider at bay, still and unskittering long enough for Dain's fatal skewering. One hard push down, and the beast turns silent, it's legs drawing inwards, a great ugly head bowed in blood soaked shame. Ah ha! Between the half-orc's legs Otiroth has spotted an opportunity for revenge! His magical darts zip in like falling stars, impacting...
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 AM
    The Paladin was a sub-class of the fighter, who cast cleric spells, from the cleric list, in 0D&D and AD&D, both. Though 'sub-class' as 5e implements it is much closer to the Essesntials take than to 1e. I only ever hit stage 5 with 2e. ;)
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 AM
    A warrior devoted to the gods of wrath and destruction, who considers his berserker rage “bestowing a divine gift” upon his foes.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 AM
    A pacifist who wants to be left alone because he has an explosive temper. “Don’t make me angry. Nobody likes me when I’m angry.”
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 AM
    If D&D did lists it would do its own, not based on Pathfinder 2e's. Tie it to power source like in 4e and make it 6 lists. Like Arcane, Divine, Psionic, Primal, Shadow, Elemental. Wizards get Arcane, but schools like evocation might grant access to Elemental, and Illusion Shadow, Enchantment Psionic, while other Schools like Abjuration offer something different. Just a brain storm,...
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  • Doug McCrae's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    A former wizard who decided using magic was making them soft and decadent. They're not a real barbarian, they just dress up as one for the tourists. A barbarian who teaches apemen how to use fire, and make clothing and stone tools. Gay Conan. His lover is an Elric analogue. Conan's daughter.
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  • Mercule's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 AM
    I'm pretty mixed on this proposition. On the one hand, I can't disagree that a Paladin could be done as a MC Fighter/Cleric (or the Eldritch Knight as a Fighter/Wizard). On the other, certain concepts seem like they shouldn't warrant a MC. Many of those are the ones with a D&D tradition (I find myself objecting to making Paladin MC, but couldn't care less about the Eldritch Knight -- if Paladin...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    No...Halfling. Using 2-weapon fighting. With clawed gauntlets.
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  • MoonSong's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    Funnily -wow is that a word?-, I would never consider eldritch blast for that potential PC. I don't blast, well mostly don't. I would instead relish on the possibility of getting the utility that warlock brings. The pet, the extra cantrips and spells known, access to the shortbow, the invocations (detect magic and speak animals at will? touch telepathy? good stuff) and well the ability to recover...
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  • Otiroth's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    Otiroth's hands were shaking something fierce... he very nearly lost his feet in fact, but somehow, managed then not to swoon. "Filthy... vermin..." he spat. Look at his sleeve! He didn't have anything to stitch that with down here! Three bolts sprang from his fingertips, darting around the cleric towards that miserable rat. <Spellcasting- magic missile- 9 damage total>
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    While I agree with all of your other points, I cannot agree with you about terminology. If someone wishes to talk about a topic with more specificity than the general term had, then it's on them to highlight the specificity, not redefine the term to be specific to only their meaning. That way llies the exact problem in this thread where most people actually agree but are arguing and argung...
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  • Mercule's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 AM
    Or... Just a "berserker" sub-class for Fighter. I never said having a rager was silly, just coupling being angry with summoning animal spirits -- unless you're going for Captain Planet or Werewolf: the Apocalypse, which could both be considered "silly", as well.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    That isn't what I said, though. I said there was no term "setting building", not that world building and setting were the same. World building is the act. Setting is the result. This applies whether you are world building as you go along, or if you prepare it in advance. I don't agree with this. First, a shared setting can exist in the minds of multiple people outside of the duration...
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  • daindarkspring's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    Even from his vantage point, attacking the ensnared spider, Dain can see the condition of Otiroth cannot be good. But there is little he could do to help the sorcerer while their enemies still lived. "Otiroth! Stay strong, shadow-brother...or else make peace with whoever you pray to and may they speed your voyage to the realm you have earned!" He is a pompous man perhaps, but a steadfast one....
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    Cunning Action is a bonus action, not a free action.
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  • 97mg's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 AM
    Temporarily distracted by the Imp’s rearrival on the scene and subsequent death, Jeovanna’s eyes might have darted away from the spider. Damn, looking back to her living enemy she doesn’t quite make contact with the blinded critter, as the greatsword waves in a threatening arc through nothing but stale air. Carthum’s mace has done a little better, beating into the rat’s head and the great bulk...
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  • MoonSong's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 AM
    I don't know, IMO a +1 weapon is always ordinary, always generic, always tossable, never special and never worth questing for. It doesn't matter how many special features you add to it, it will never really amaze me. If anything it becomes ten times better the moment you drop the +1. 5% extra chance to hit is something only a powergamer would salivate over. To me, it is underwhelming, dull, and a...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 AM
    Yes, and respectfully, I disagree on this point. To my perception, they are identical in almost every way that matters, and their differences mostly revolve around obscure corner-case scenarios that are unlikely to ever arise during gameplay. As such, I consider recovery Hit Dice to be an aspect of 4E which made it into 5E virtually unaltered. YMMV, obviously.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    We JUST started, so should be, I think. Sent from my using EN World mobile app
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    Knight = Warrior 'Holy' in the context of D&D strongly implies supernatural power of divine origin, like casting - if we want to overlook that, then a Fighter with appropriate background, Bond & Flaw would cover it Can't say I much care for that, but a Druid or a rogue with the outlander background would cover it.
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  • Jeovanna's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    Jeovanna drew back in hesitation when the imp disappeared... but it reappeared a moment later, dead on the ground. Another spell? Was it really dead? Perhaps that hesitation is costly- a swing at the spider is savage, but likely to go wide. <Greatsword attack- 9 to hit, 13 damage if successful>
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    As a Level Two Fighter, I will pick... Action Surge! :-)
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    Baldur’s Gate 21 Blackmoor 20 Calimport 19 -2 City of Brass 22 City State of the Invincible Overlord 26 Fallcrest 14 Free City of Greyhawk 23 +1 Glantri City 18 Huzuz 22 Lankhmar 26
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  • Carthum One-Tusk's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
    Otiroth will likely be displeased by Carthum's next choice, but the risk of the rat biting another teammate and spreading its disease further is too great for Carthum to ignore. He moved forward quickly, using his shield and his mace together to strike the rat and attempt to knock it backwards, away from them both. "Back, vermin!" It's a risky move, if not only partially because it puts his...
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 AM
    I take it the pretzels are already on the table. ;) It really is just a matter of style as far as adapting to the party goes.
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  • 97mg's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    “Sure is getting noisy back there,” Annit mentions to the silent dwarf, hearing a familiar blasting sound, bashing maces and other combative snippets from a distance. “Someone is getting angry,” and it's not Jeovanna for a change, unless she knows how to speak infernal. The Imp’s yell bounces off the walls, and though she knows not what it means, it sounded frantic and pained. Almost as pained as...
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  • Campbell's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    Maxperson The words we use matter. They shape the ways we think about things and the sort of techniques we use. By insisting that we use the orthodox framing of world building and referring to a game world rather than a setting or a shared fiction in order to participate in this discussion you are insisting that we take a number of assumptions for granted that I for one do not wish to take for...
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  • Apepsnake's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    I'm thinking of something good. he gon have some new words of (instant murder and death) for instance ZAHAMANTAS dis bad boyo summons hundreds of anything with scales, grants an armour bonus equal to the speaker's HD, and can be used to attempt to attract a Muhlatimic dragon
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  • Apepsnake's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    except bythos isn't actually cool. bythos literally has no significance in most campaigns whatsoever for instance: "While Floating in Aravoth, you out of nowhere are assaulted by what looks like a star with some dude in the middle. Roll for initiative" compared to "A massive beast stands before you, here, in the argent pinnacle. A horror of orange...
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 AM
    So I'm looking for examples (and feedback) of traits or lair actions for a fey grove. I'm thinking along the lines of a a charm effect that causes sleep (like you fall asleep in the grove and sleep a timeless sleep!) and another where anyone resting their receives bonus healing and recuperation. Other than the sleep spell, I can't think of any good examples and would like to stay...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 AM
    Baldur’s Gate 21 Blackmoor 20 Calimport 21 +1 City of Brass 22 City State of the Invincible Overlord 26 Fallcrest 14 Free City of Greyhawk 22 Glantri City 18 Huzuz 22 Lankhmar 26
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 AM
    Saves as duration started in 3.5 with Hold Person. They didn't really work because Save DC could still be so inflated. Actually, repeated saves go all the way back, just not in quite such a clear way. Though, to be fair 4e didn't do away with saves as avoidance, it just inverted them to make attacks that used to force saves work mechanically like other attacks, a significant simplification...
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  • Krachek's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 AM
    Maybe try to remove ASI. Only allow feats.
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  • Sillvva's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    An interesting trick for Abjuration Wizards. There are a few ways to be able to cast Abjuration spells at will without spending spell slots or material components. Some examples include the Warlock's Armor of Shadows invocation or the Svirfneblin Magic feat for the Deep Gnome. With these abilities, you can fully restore the ward after every fight in a matter of seconds without spending any...
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  • Gavin O.'s Avatar
    Today, 01:11 AM
    At level 3, gain access to Scorching Rays: Shoot 3 manta rays at target(s) for 2d6 slap damage each.
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 AM
    Especially given that WotC has said that their data shows that the vast majority of players are about story ideas and don't care about build at all.
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  • Gavin O.'s Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    Most of the links in the "Other" section don't work: All except for the grappler's manual and the last two.
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  • Apepsnake's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    boy what a ragu?
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 AM
    Mine is still labored on deep breaths. I still have heavy abdominal scaring. I am glad you are doing so well!
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 AM
    Plenty of money is relative. It seems likely that a lot of money went into developing 4e, which didn't do much 'retreading' of past material, and which had a very rapid pace of release the first two years, and was developed concurrently with the last batch of 3e products, and had digital tools being developed, too. That wasn't money it was making as it went, that was an investment by...
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  • Rod Staffwand's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    Tall the Dead. Makes your zombie minions taller. Crown of Stairs. Summon headgear that allows your allies to climb up to higher places. Negative energy food. Puts people in a food coma. Temple of the sods. Umm...yeah... Enemies around. Summons enemies that surround you and your companions. Why wait to fail wandering monster checks, be proactive!
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 AM
    We're discussing why some people like exploration. This wasn't a comparison between the two playstyles. :)
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 AM
    Setting building isn't used and we don't need another term for what we already have. World building. We don't, so there's no need to invent setting building. You really shouldn't assume things. As past history between us demonstrates, you're really bad at it. I made no such decision.
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  • Metea's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 AM
    Metea once more is distracted before she can focus fully on the trap. Her hand is getting a bit sore! <wisdom check=10> But how could she not be distracted, with a big sewer-crawling monstrosity attached to Otiroth's arm? "Get off of him!" Metea shouts, and a bolt of eldritch energy zaps the rat in the side of its hairy head. It had best suffer! <Spellcasting: Eldritch blast Attack...
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  • Doug McCrae's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 AM
    Did you see my posts in the other worldbuilding thread about the Dream Game campaign? That was a game where the main drive (I think for all the players, certainly myself and Mark) was finding out what was really going on, or at least learning more. In one of the group discussions near the end of the campaign another of the players, Jamie, talks about how far we still have to go in terms of...
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