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  • Grumpy RPG Reviews's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    Human's are the DUFF in D&D - the Designated, Ugly, Fat Friend. They let everyone else look good by comparison. Joking aside, I don't think the mechanical bonuses elves get in 5E make or break them. Further, the gender flipping thing is clearly an option - players and GM may use it if they choose to do so. It is not weaponized, in that it cannot apparently be used on a character against their...
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  • vincegetorix's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 PM
    Remind me the next time I run Red Hand of Doom in FR to have Ghostwise halflings riding giant owls as potential allies instead of the usual elves riding owls for some reason. It makes more senses and Luiren isnt not far away from the place the campaign takes place when set in FR. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Yes. I'd forgotten. I've used it to update the RG version.
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  • Diarmadhim's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 PM
    The woman continues to hurl curses and insults at you all. The man that didn't speak earlier continues to hold his tongue, his eyes downcast. It appears he has accepted his fate. The pockmarked man thinks for a moment and says, "You should let the boy live. He's a good lad, just trying to make money to send to his family. Just joined the wrong line of work out of desperation from what I've...
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  • darkbard's Avatar
    Today, 04:17 PM
    Thanks, MwaO! I was looking back over an old build I hadn't revisited in several months and was trying to retrace my thought process (which grows ever more difficult these days!).
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  • Irda Ranger's Avatar
    Today, 04:01 PM
    The one time I played an Oath of the Ancients paladin, I was explicitly the Green Knight from the Arthurian legends. It was a historical campaign. Someone else played a courtier from the Court of Charlemagne. I look at the oath of the ancients abilities holistically. You have the oaths themselves about protecting and kindling the light, druid-like spells, turn the faithless, and anti-magic...
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 PM
    MarkB replied to Fey in 5e DnD
    The way I envision the Fey is that they are often fascinated by the lives of mortals, but never concerned about them. Essentially, within the Feywild there's this pervasive life force that flows through everything - the plants, the animals, even the land itself has a level of consciousness. And any true Fey can sense this, and to them it's what defines a creature as being truly alive. If...
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  • AnotherCrappyDM's Avatar
    Today, 03:55 PM
    Fixed
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  • MwaO's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    This is more of a build question, but I'd likely try to go Ki Focus Expertise - I can't use daggers as an implement, so wielding say a +1 Chieftain's Javelin and a +1 Rhythm Blade Dagger and then sticking with a ki focus for all powers is better.
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  • AnotherCrappyDM's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    Fixed
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 PM
    The previous quote has been edited to reflect changes in vocabulary from the beta version to the revised version. Effectiveness: Inversion (Collegiate Task) + Body + Motility + Commercial + Obscurative + d100 This active task is applied when attempting to obscure oneself from view or to dampen and, ultimately prevent sound while moving. Sheldon: 35 + 46(inversion) + 51(d100) = 132
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  • darkbard's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 PM
    For a Drow Cleric|Warlord/Assassin with Templar theme (including power swaps at 7 and 9) and starting DEX 18, WIS 18 using a dagger for Sonnlinor's Hammer (as MBA) and RBA, which is better: Versatile Expertise or Ki Focus Expertise?
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 PM
    I like the 20-sided d10s, for their increased symmetry and practicality. And, occasionally, for those times when someone borrows dice for the evening, and nobody questions why they're having such bad dice luck until they roll a natural 0 on an attack (true story). 8-sided d4s are a similarly practical solution to the caltrops of doom.
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  • MwaO's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 PM
    Most Defender|Defender hybrids work really easily together - Fighter, Wardens, and Battleminds all trigger off any mark and Swordmages and Paladins generate a lot of marks.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 03:12 PM
    The Ghostwise are more different then even that, being nomadic telepaths who like to ride Giant Owls.
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  • Otiroth's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    There were many questions Otiroth would had liked to ask. About the other paths Immel had mentioned, about Lorica, about the world that lived beneath the feet of Kalair above. But they did not have time. Or- perhaps they did, but this quest into the depths of the mines had been for more than just answers of where to head next. They had been tested in battle. They had learned more than just a...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 PM
    Shady Dragon Inn (B/X)--12 Rogue's Gallery (1e)--15 Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e)--11 The Magic Encyclopedia (2e)--19 Creative Campaigning (2e)--19 Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (2e)--17 Complete Guide to Villains (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (3e)--15 Spell Compendium (3e)--13
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  • Demetrios1453's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 PM
    Daemons distinct from demons have been around since Homer and Socrates at least. Granted, they weren't seen as universally evil in Hellenic belief at that point, but some were, and that portion is presumably where Gygax got the idea. D&D demons descend from Hebrew and other Middle Eastern traditions on evil spirits. Unfortunately, later Greek and Roman translators used the original Greek word for...
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  • rczarnec's Avatar
    Today, 02:57 PM
    Shady Dragon Inn (B/X)--12 Rogue's Gallery (1e)--15 Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e)--11 The Magic Encyclopedia (2e)--18 Creative Campaigning (2e)--19 Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (2e)--17 Complete Guide to Villains (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (3e)--15 Spell Compendium (3e)--13
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 PM
    Which is why I ignore random encounters on the road (maybe just narrate that there were some minor skirmishes), set up something challenging, or don't allow long rests during road trips because of the danger. The point is that I never roll the dice, look at a chart and say "The random encounter is...". Maybe it is a random encounter. Or maybe it's a scouting party for the orcish army...
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    Did it, I'm not so sure. Is that idea really even Christian. I am not a biblical scholar, but the Christian Hell doesn't seem to be particularly ordered. That concept has been layered on by literary tradition. Now, if your saying D&D is part of that literary tradition - I get it. But I don't think it is a simple cause and effect.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    For one thing, it's not a Flesh to Stone spell. It's just a paralysis spell with a rock theme. How often are you going to fail 3 saves and have the caster keep his concentration for 10 rounds?
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    Thank you for the clarification. I didn't buy that one back in the day - the name threw me off and I thought it was for a different game! I do remember looking through my friends copy, but that is not the same. Of course I have it now, I just didn't realize it was published before the MM2.
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  • Ezequielramone's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    I voted d20 because of d20. And d8... When I was a kid my brother came back from one of his friend's house with a d8 and have it me saying something like "in there they play like videogames but with dice". That was my first real contact with roleplaying games. I kept with me that dice for many many years. Like 10 years without knowing anything about RPGs. My mother lost it in one of our movings...
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  • darkbard's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    Could not agree with this assessment more! So long as each player in the group (including the GM) is roughly on the same page with regard to optimization, the game is perfectly viable for the whole range of builds, from hapless PCs whose players don't understand the basic math of the system to high-level PCs whose players have optimized every build choice for combat (or important single skill)...
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    No, but it introduced the aspect of an ordered hierarchy of Hell, with lesser devils taking orders from senior devils.
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  • Ezequielramone's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    My case is a bit special. I live in Argentina and it is really expensive to buy books from local stores (not because of the price, but the economy and the taxes to anything you do, specially business). Also there are not "official" wotc stores. So the final price could be close to 100 USD per book. Buying one or two books or year on Amazon let me be updated with the books because I take advantage...
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  • abe ray's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 PM
    Itís the visual sensory organ for a extrademintinal being thatís fascinated by everything and anything about the prime material plane.
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 PM
    Sebastian's got nothing.
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  • jaelis's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 PM
    I like that idea. Maybe instead of slowed though I would just make their speed zero, that is simpler.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 PM
    Elizabeth Sung has died. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/elizabeth-sung-dies-63-actress-142759627.html
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  • vincegetorix's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 PM
    Even in FR, the Halflings of Luiren built a nation that is remote from the usual Tolkien-esque trope. I usually use the tolkien-esque Halfling for the small communities outside Luiren where the inhabitant have forgotten the way of the Hin and accept to be called ''halfling'' by the other race, living a lazy life because they know the others will protect them.
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  • robus's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 PM
    Keeping things unpredictable is key which is why the default travel rules are so poor. 0 or 1 encounter is entirely too predictable :)
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    If the Gnome can start with an Intelligence of 17 compared to a High Elf which can start with 16 in intelligence can only max out its intelligence at the exact same level the High Elf can. Both have the exact same modifier. Both can have no more then 20 max in a stat. Because of bounded accuracy racial mods are not as important as in previous editions. Even a an Orc who has -2 in...
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  • Bitbrain's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    D&D has been doing alternatives to Tolkien Hobbits for quite a while. DRAGONLANCE - they're called "Kender", and they are a) mostly good-natured kleptomaniacs and b) love to explore the world beyond their own border. Both concepts are at odds with the stereotypical Tolkienesque Hobbit. EBERRON - Prairie Nomads that ride dinosaurs instead of horses. DARK SUN - cannibals who usually live...
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  • Bagpuss's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    Yes I guess if you have no idea of what size, shape or sex you will be next time around you would tend to wear loose clothing.
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 PM
    How about this: The target is subjected to the spell with no saving throw and becomes Restrained. They then need to make Constitution saves at the end of each of their turns. Successful saves progress their condition from Restrained to Slowed to free of the spell. Failed saves progress their condition from Restrained to Paralysed to Petrified. The spell ends when they become either freed or...
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  • Shroomy's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    The nycadaemon and mezzodaemon both appeared in the 1e FF. Though their first appearance was actually in the Vault of the Drow, three years earlier.
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  • RPWT's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 PM
    And how about dragon in your cosmos?
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  • Inchoroi's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    The only complaint I have is that I'd love a set of soft-cover digest versions, to make transporting easier. I run my game at a FLGS not quite an hour away, so transporting all these books becomes very difficult. And heavy. I've been considering making my own, but that costs an arm and a leg in printer ink.
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 PM
    Shady Dragon Inn (B/X)--12 Rogue's Gallery (1e)--15 Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e)--11 The Magic Encyclopedia (2e)--18 Creative Campaigning (2e)--19 Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (2e)--17 Complete Guide to Villains (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (3e)--15 Spell Compendium (3e)--13
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  • jaelis's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    Actually, it is: - Make the initial save: no effect - Fail the initial save: restrained for at least three rounds I think that a multiround, no save restraint effect would be worth level 6.
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    I would settle for something even less: one-liner descriptions in the spells lists (like in 3e), and classes indication in the spell full description. Also a simple 'R' marker behind rituals in the spells lists would help a lot.
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  • Afrodactyl's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 PM
    I see them as druids who went for a more hands on approach to druiding. Protectors of natural order, peace, and the general balance of the planes. All about letting things do what they do, and then pruning the bits that get a bit out of hand as and when they need it. Much like the person above who said they're not unlike gardeners.
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 PM
    That is not D&D lore at all really. In D&D devils collect souls to increase their power mostly I believe
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 PM
    FYI, Daemons are in the 1e MM2 not the Fiend Folio.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 PM
    What, You donít like that I can be a party in and of myself? How is that disruptive? Thatís cool, though. Iíd really like to see how the Mystic progresses. If I had to pick one, it would probably be Terrus, but having the option to switch would be nice.
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  • Metea's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    The others are a bit somber- forcing Metea to pull back a bit herself. A part of her could not understand why Annit would not accompany them; the restraints of duty aside. Certainly, the others were perhaps thinking such a quest was a duty all of its own. But Metea? This was opportunity. A trek into the deadly Sands of the North, seeking a tincture unknown to any... there were such secrets to...
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  • JPL's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    Agreed, but initially it was importing these ethnic monsters into a default setting that was still overwhelmingly Northern / Western European. As early as 1st Edition, it progressed to cover fantasy versions of Africa, Asia, etc. . . . Kara-Tur was surely a big step. And then over time, it's gotten to where many parts of Faerun are assumed to be ethnically diverse. It's a bit like these...
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  • Falkus's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    Excellent news! I'm looking forward to running it for my group at work once we finish with Rise of Tiamat.
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  • Searinox Nagharha's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    "I didn't even know she could change shape." he replies to Darian as he scratches Devana under her New furry chin. "I guess it will work itself out." Searinox then follows the others in search for Fareon and Halruhk. Prepairing for any other surprises.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 AM
    It's up to the player how to interpret their oath.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    No, there is more to it than that. D&Ds devils are based on the Faustus myth - bargaining for souls - corruption - twisted deals; and Dante's Inferno - devils working for god by punishing evil souls after death. Demons are pretty much everything else - monsters who just want to destroy. Daemons, Demodands and Slaad are just filing in gaps in the D&D alignment wheel, and both mythologically and in...
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    It's cool. I misread your tone. You clarified your position. And so I dropped that in the reply quotes. Here, I would agree. Fate is not really the ideal game for a reactive set of players, at least not without some proactive gamers to carry the group. It does assume that the protagonists are fairly proactive. Though here I do find that this sometimes requires mentoring players to learn...
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  • Chett Awesomlazer's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    I think they wanted to keep them each broad enough that a very large veriety of characters could fit the mold for each oath. Think about it, tyrants, centrist, extremists, hippies, you kind of find them in all walks. I would ask the player to justify their character's code to you in a way that upholds the oath, then hold them to it... even if their code is capable of hypocrisy. Makes an...
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  • AnimeSniper's Avatar
    Today, 10:43 AM
    @Eltab good idea and I just thought what if you had this applied to say a Gauntlet/s that a PC picks up in a second hand armor shop for x-GP and finds out that the fancy filigree /etchings actually alerts them to said monster/creature and deals the +1 to punching... it could be applied to other visible to the wearer parts of their armor
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  • Lylandra's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM
    Wah, now you've stirred my interest even more! I hope there is. There has been a kickstarter for the Good Society RPG which is trying to capture the spirit of Jane Austen's regency era novels. It isn't out yet, but I backed it and am totally intrigued about the system. One would only need to include other house staff as PC options. (For those who'd like to get more info:...
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