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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 02:50 PM
    For those of us with regular groups, itís not that hard to predict how they will react to certain stimuli. But you still give them the choice and, if they do the unusual, you go with it. That avoids the railroading enough.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    Asmodeus 24 Baalzebul 22 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 23 Fierna 6 Geryon 18 Glasya 20 Graz'zt 5 - I never did like cutting the Graz'zt or taking out the garbage. Levistus 10 Mammon 24
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 PM
    I dont prefer the "steampunk" look of the modrons (I like most of Tony DiTerlizzi's art). My modrons are astral constructs of vaguely bluish force with telekinetic eyeballs in the sides of their die faces. They levitate around. And speak in algebra. And their form becomes more human as they ascend the hierarchy, until you get to Primus, who looks like Dr Manhattan.
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  • OB1's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Asmodeus 24 Baalzebul 22 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 25-2=23 Fierna 8 Geryon 18 Glasya 20 Graz'zt 4 Levistus 10 Mammon 24
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  • Rumoldo Layug's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    Hi. Iíve used both systems in the 80ís as well as Battletech and TMNT. Now I use those as ďAlien TechnologyĒ in my D&D 5e campaign
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    Are you looking for players to add to an existing group? Starting a new group? Any details about the day you are looking to play?
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  • Janx's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    Janx replied to Writing again
    Ah, Hemingway....Haven't tried it, but it reminds me of other stuff I want you to know (apologies if you already do). Let me core dump on a bunch of general info stuff that might be useful for you: automated editing can be helpful, not perfect, but good for what computers are good at. I use ProWriting Aid. $40/year. Finds passive voice, adverbs, repeated sentence starts, over-used words...
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 PM
    Asmodeus 24 Baalzebul 22 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 25 Fierna 8 Geryon 18 Glasya 20 Graz'zt 4 Levistus 10 Mammon 24
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    If the rogue says that, and takes the time to look, then they found the DC 10 door. But he doesn't find it if he doesn't look for it, unless normal doors. Seems like it's working as intended: a door that isn't immediately noticeable but isn't well hidden from even a cursory search -- an "easy" to find secret door. Even your hypothetical peasant can't find it without looking for it. If your...
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  • Rumoldo Layug's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    Do you take skype gamers as we are near NYC. And currently using that to connect with our members that moved out of state.
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  • TerraDave's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 PM
    The three of you push the block almost 2 feet back. The acidic slime does soak through the cloth or soft leather being used, and you each take 3 points of damage from it coming in contact with your hands and dripping down your arms. I will assume you keep going...
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  • oreofox's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    While I am not a fan of what came after Dragons of Summer Flame (wasn't really much a fan of that book, but it wasn't terrible), I liked what they did with the 3e Dragonlance books, including the content made based on the post War of the Lance timeline. I'm not sure what timeline you were going for with your conversion, but I assume the official one if you have a form of mystic as well as...
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    Primus isn't so much a true individual in the way we typically think of beings. Primus is more like an Ant Colony made up of the entire Modron Race. Except, possibly, for Rogue Modrons. Who may be something like a cancer cell, or even method of waste disposal designed to quarantine offending ideas and take them away from the rest of the Modrons.
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  • Voadam's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    Voadam replied to Undead Origins
    WWII Operation White Box Ghost: A ghost is an undead spirit that is doomed to wander the earth. Ghosts are bound to the place where they died or to a particular object that had special meaning to them in life (locket, diary, etc.). The touch of an attacking ghost drains one (1) Experience Level unless a Saving Throw is made. If a character is reduced to 0-level by these attacks, he becomes a HD...
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  • fjw70's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 PM
    That is a cool take on the modrons.
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  • EarlyBird's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    The tower guards are not very helpful as they don't have access to the armor or know if they would be allowed to give out any of the Keep's supplies if they did. The apologize to the druid before wishing him good hunting all the same. They don't have a trade shop/store for weapons or gear. Something that Kordo Vas hopes to change.
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  • EarlyBird's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    Stopping to clean and wrap the wound the young magnus is busy when the owner Saul enters the main floor of the Golden Goblin. As he is tended to Gunther notices the man as he talks to a couple bouncers and they point towards were he and Finn are at the moment. A grim look comes over his face as he looks past them to the empty stage where the large chest and its 10,000sp once stood. He says...
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  • Magus Darkwind's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 PM
    Matthew Lillard said they had solved the International shipping issue in one of the threads on Reddit where people were talking about this. https://www.reddit.com/r/dndnext/comments/8o9m7l/beadle_and_grimms_is_a_scam/ jonbly 1 point 17 days ago > They also don't tell you how large their platinum edition print run is. Matthew Lillard (Beadle) mentioned a run of 1000 during SoME - that...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 PM
    Primus doesnít need to eat. Or drink. Or sleep. He can subsist on sunlight and rainbows. Or maybe itís psychic energy. I always get those confused.
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  • Bitbrain's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 PM
    We are the Modron. You will be incarcerated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Your civilization will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.
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  • Adslahnit's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    Finona Duvall in 4e has absolutely no skill trainings. This conflicts with how she is supposed to be an arcane researcher (Arcana training is required to detect magic, for one), and with how she is supposed to be a viable double agent whom the party can bring along the train (this would suggest Bluff training). Finona Duvall's Pathfinder incarnation has ranks in Bluff, Diplomacy, Knowledge...
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  • Fanaelialae's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    A creature could be resistant, immune to, or even healed by fireballs. That's why information gathering is valuable. Sure charm is only an auto-win if the DM allows it to be, but that's much the same as saying if the DM doesn't actively road block it, which is true of literally everything in the game. As the DM I believe that it's my job to be not only entertaining, but even more...
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  • Yavathol's Avatar
    Today, 11:37 AM
    Finn quickly dressed Gunther's wound.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 11:33 AM
    You go back to the 70s and 80s and you can find some really wild and wacky stuff. I guess publishers where less risk-averse back then! Dungeonland and Land Beyond the Magic Mirror, based on Lewis Carrol; Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, based on Metamorphis Alpha; and there where a couple of Conan - based modules, the exact names I can't remember.
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  • darkbard's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    So foreshadowing, essentially. But then doesn't this run up against the problem of railroading? Telegraphing too far in advance presupposes certain PC actions in response to the stimuli.
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  • chaochou's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    I don't know Cortex+ well, added to which this is a tricky question because many games wouldn't be very satisfying with this type of 'Train with Yoda / Han is Frozen' action resolution. But I think it's correct to identify it with a troupe or faction-based play, where the PCs can and do act reasonably independently while driving towards a common faction goal. So it doesn't really work for,...
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  • Tormyr's Avatar
    Today, 10:53 AM
    I am biased because I really like EN Publishing's campaigns (and I am doing the 5e conversion), but I would suggest War of the Burning Sky. It hits a lot of your points: It is for 5e, saving you the conversion. Each encounter includes a means to adjust to your number of PCs. It has an included setting with distinct people groups, nations, and history. PC options are included to more closely...
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 10:38 AM
    How important is it, to your DM style, that the PCs encounter foes which are closely matched to their abilities? I'm happy with a game in which the PCs don't know whether a foe will be easy to defeat, hard to defeat, easy but only if they burn resources, or it's time to run away. If the DM doesn't know either, and both sides of the screen find out the hard way, then so much the better, as long...
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    DM: "As you approach the city walls, you see some guards at the gate. They're wearing medium armor, and carrying large martial melee weapons." Player: "The kind that does slashing damage, or the kind that does piercing damage?"
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    Stunts are mostly built around three ideas (though there are more): (1) Add a New Action to a Skill: Use skill A instead of skill B under certain circumstances. e.g., "Backstab. You can use Stealth to make physical attacks, provided your target isnít already aware of your presence." (2) Add a Bonus to an Action: Usually a +2 bonus to skill action in certain circumstances (e.g., "Gain a +2...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:28 AM
    One of the great improvements of 5E that you tend to forget about is doing away with useless third and fourth attacks. I guess we need PF to remind us of exactly how great 5E is in actually fixing 3E's issues.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 AM
    What on earth are you talking about. In what universe does the Rogue player NOT say "are there any secret doors in this room?" Please stop reflexively defend the indefensible. Why someone would go to the trouble of making a "secret" door that everybody finds... it makes no sense. In truth, it makes you wonder if the writer understands how the game rules work.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Besides published stuff, your fellow ENWorlders have posted some good ideas. Check out the link to RangerWickettís thread in my sig.
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 AM
    Asmodeus 24 Baalzebul 22 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 24+1=25 Fierna 8 Geryon 18 Glasya 22 Graz'zt 6-2=4 Levistus 10 Mammon 24
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  • Tallifer's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 AM
    Asmodeus 22 Baalzebul 23 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 24 Fierna 8 Geryon 18 Glasya 22 Graz'zt 6 Levistus 10 Mammon 24
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  • Tormyr's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 AM
    Tormyr replied to Huhoad
    The huhhoad is a 3.5 OGL creature created by Ogdoad in roughly 2004. You are missing an "H", which is why your Google search is coming up empty. I think you aren't really supposed to know what it is as it is fairly obscure (which I suppose works for an extraplanar creature). Biomantic is more of a description than a template that is applied to monsters. They are in appendix B of the Complete...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    Heh. Every time I encountered a table like that, I'd just figure out the dice to roll to get that spread. D12 + D10 + D4 - 2 and viola! 1-24. The curve got skewed a bit, but we were too young to even realize that. Now days, I still do it. I just don't care if the curve is skewed. :p
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    I read through most of this thread before realising that it was more than a decade old. (I failed my Perception check.) Then I decided to check if there is a more definitive answer to this question for 5th Edition. It turns out that googling "darkvision mirror" gives this exact thread as the first suggestion. So, for everyone else who may have ended up here hoping for 5th Edition advice, I'm...
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  • Cyber-Dave's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    You have mastered the art of using weapons in close-quarters. You gain the following benefits: ∑ When you successfully grapple a creature or escape a grapple, you may make a single attack with a light melee weapon you are wielding as a bonus action. Additionally, whenever a creature fails to escape a grapple with you, you may make a single attack with a light melee weapon you are...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    Fighter: "Someone go find the dwarf, I need to test these longswords for sale"
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    I got into D&D during 1e. When I read the books, I misread hit dice and thought hit dice equaled hit points, so a 4 hit die monster had 4 hit points. Two things puzzled me at that point. First, giants and such were REALLY easy to kill for how highly the books ranked them. Second, why the heck did some monsters have 8+4 hit dice when they should have just told me 12?! I figured it out before...
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  • Charlotte of Oz's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 AM
    "Same here. I'm more a student of life sciences - all I know is that fuel makes it go fast - but maybe in addition to fixing your ride, we could psyche out your opponents...?
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  • Tormyr's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 AM
    I have the other opinion in these discussions, not having a problem running a fun and effective game at any level. We used feats; everyone had plenty of magic items; and at least one PC multiclassed. One PC was a GWM champion with a Defender greatsword that frequently had foresight cast on her. 1. I converted Age of Worms to 5e and ran the campaign from levels 1 to 20 over 3 years. We had a...
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 AM
    This is a frustrating company. I'm definitely their target market for this product. I have enough disposal income to be able to buy this plus the low Wisdom save associated with the "D&D collector" background. But I have now twice attempted to contact these guys (via their own contact form) to enquire about international shipping. The first time, I got no response at all. The second time, I also...
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  • Shiroiken's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 AM
    Sums up my feelings as well, and in a much more humorous way that I could :D
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  • mrpopstar's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 AM
    mrpopstar started a thread Super Simple Weapons
    My goal is to reduce the weapons table to its most basic elements. I enjoy the descriptive freedom it provides. I acknowledge that things are lost in the normalization process. What do you see? Where can things improve? Name Damage Properties
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 AM
    Please note: folks are better to bring rations, my character can only feed up to 6 people :P
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  • ElectricDragon's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    My memory is faulty. I was thinking of the Void card from deck of many things.
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