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  • Prakriti's Avatar
    Today, 05:08 AM
    Hello, and welcome. :) You might get more responses in the Character Builds & Optimization forum, or at the Giant in the Playground website. Demographics-wise, this forum tends to skew more toward DMs than players. That said, your character looks well-optimized for level 1. And that History proficiency should come in very handy in a place like Waterdeep. If your DM is well-versed in Forgotten...
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  • Herosmith14's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 AM
    So, I've been thinking about setting up a setting based on the world of Hearth from the video game Stonehearth for possible use in a future PbP or something. So far it's been an easy and fairly fun process, considering the game's lore. I ran into somewhat of an issue with the playable races, as not all technically exist in 5e, but I found it fairly easy to do reskins. For example if a player...
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  • Brian I's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 AM
    Another fun mission today in the NEW: West Marches campaign. As usual (if you can call 3 sessions usual), I had a blast GMing for some great players. We had four returning, and one new player (playing a Synthetic Combat Medic). The group dealt with an atmospheric quantum pulse anomaly, investigated an odd site and managing to fly out of some sort of exploding fungal-spore cloud thing. It's...
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 AM
    Advice: Get some ranged weapons, Javelin use STR, which you have a bunch of. And you can never have enough rope. I have not played Dragon Heist, but it is my understanding that the adventure is some kind of urban "bank robbery" scenario. Which would imply that you are going to need some stealth and/or schmoozing prowess. It's not that a party won't need some muscle, but the muscle should be...
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    How pacifist are we talking here? Are we talking about a "Pacifist in Name Only" where you are OK with buffing your allies while they kill stuff, so long as you never directly dirty your hands?
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 AM
    The character is fine, and stats are fine. Not sure what happened that you became such a punching bag in the first session, but nothing wrong with the character itself. Maybe try letting those with more armor go first, while you hang back and snipe? Hunter is a solid subclass. Gloom Stalker is also really good, if you have access to Xanathar's. If you really want to focus on your archery...
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  • Reynard's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 AM
    That's not really true though, nor has it ever been. The fighter can't try and cost fireball or turn undead. Why? Because those are class abilities. So is being able to take a complex action (knocking an opponent prone) AND being able to try and hurt them in the process. Once you accept the limitations inherent in the character class system, complaining that you don't automatically have access...
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 AM
    Oh, this is good. In fact I'm reading this thread because I was wondering about this exact question. What are your thoughts about levels? Using milestones they don't hit 5th until they actually find the gold. Is 4th too low for the villain lairs?
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  • kevin_video's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 AM
    So, something was discovered, and people are posting it in the comments. There's a term and regulation of rights for us backers that we can push for. Just copy and paste the lower into the comment section of Throne of Night. It's doubtful for that KS is going to care in even the slightest, but at least we're making out stand. ------------------------------------------- I invoke my rights...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    COMBAT W.O.M.B.A.T. (Willoughby’s Optimized Modular Biosuit, All Terrain): Oswald Willoughby, a brilliant but eccentric Australian inventor, created a multipurpose modular biosuit with armor good enough to shrug off small arms fire and a little bit more. It is capable of withstanding deep water pressure, can operate in near-space conditions, and functions just fine in extreme cold or heat. He...
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  • ElterAgo's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 AM
    I am brand new to 5thEd (though I remember clear back to the blue and pink boxed sets). Just finished 1st session with this guy in Red War Tier 1 Adventure League. Did surprisingly poorly. Stealth never worked once. Rarely hit with bow or blade. Unconscious 5 times (once in first encounter twice in both of the others). Wood Elf Ranger level 1, planned to take archery fighting style Align NG...
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  • mellored's Avatar
    Today, 03:53 AM
    The big changes as I can tell... Wound for dropping, adding to dying. Shields = absorb X damage, take 1 dent, you take the rest. Short rest = 10 minutes. -Medicine can give HP and 1 wounds. -repair 1 dent. -identify 1 magic item.
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  • Yaztromo's Avatar
    Today, 03:50 AM
    During last few years I have been using Advanced Fighting Fantasy by Arion Games, that is a light and quickstart d6 ruleset (typically absolute beginners need 10 minutes to understand the basic rules and create a character), but this covers only the fantasy part of your needs (there are rules for gunpowder, but nothing too modern). If you need more modern (or even futuristic) weapons, you can...
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  • Justin's Avatar
    Today, 03:50 AM
    With the amazing modern movie CG, it would be amazing to see something like an HBO GoT-style adaptation of the Tales of Wyre. Obviously somewhat biased and typecasting, and having just re-watched Thor:Ragnarok and Infinity War, I could absolutely see Chris Hemsworth or Chris Evans as Eadric, Sebastian Stan as Tahl, and Benedict Cumberbatch (way long ago I had thought of Hugh Laurie) as Mostin....
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  • ElterAgo's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 AM
    Playing this guy in the Dragon Heist Adventure League. Brand new to 5thEd and only 1 session so far with this PC. Dragonborn, Bronze Fighter level 1, protection fighting style, planning on eldritch knight Align CG Deity Mystra Background Soldier Str 17, Dex 10, Con 13, Int 14, Wisdom 12, Charisma 9 (took stat array though I am allowed to take point buy if it will work better) Prof...
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 AM
    Silver Streak zips over to where he heard Kitsune call from.
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 AM
    So how many points should we have total?
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 03:31 AM
    I’m running Age of Worms in 5e. It’s going well.
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  • Dyson Logos's Avatar
    Today, 03:31 AM
    IMO: Ditch squares. They are there for ease of measuring, not for controlling movement and positioning.
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  • Chronos96's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    Personally, I'd like a Feywild adventure or a Far Realm adventure either brand new or a remake of Firestorm Peak.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    Ghaaa- posted in wrong thread.
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  • marcoasalazarm's Avatar
    Today, 03:25 AM
    Well, would be cool to see stats for mechanical foes like the SWAT Bots.
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  • mikal768's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    Haven’t seen a thread for the cleric guide yet, but wanted to note that for your heroes feat spell you can’t do it every day without having a lot of disposable income due to it costing 1,000 gp per casting as it’s consumed.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 AM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Bulfinch, Thomas 21 Cook, Glen 22 Jemisin, N.K. 19 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 24 Lynch, Scott 21 McKillip, Patricia 23 Peake, Mervyn 18 Pratchett, Terry 20
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  • cmad1977's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    In this case I would confine the player to his or her cage in the basement and drag up the next one in line. They would probably start at 4th to 5th level depending on wether they were good.
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  • BlivetWidget's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    @treantmonk, quick sanity check: I think the part 2 guide in your first post currently points to the doc you stopped updating. Might want to redirect it to the living doc.
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  • cmad1977's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 AM
    DC 1 reading comprehension check failed. Wasn’t sure that was possible.
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  • Upper_Krust's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 AM
    Howdy Omeganian amigo! :) yes on all counts. Got a few ideas brewing for some smaller (Epic) Adventure Bestiary books based on ideas I meant to release 8 years ago with a few new twists. ;) By keeping these books smaller I can hopefully turn them around faster BUT I won't get any hopes up until I have a book fully written.
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  • cmad1977's Avatar
    Today, 02:01 AM
    I’m too funny.
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 AM
    "Just a second, lets get the others in on this." The Kitsune image launched herself straight upward to hover in midair over the opening of the pit. "Hey guys, come on down! We found a seeeeeeeecret." Then, as the real Kitsune finished climbing down to the bottom herself, the illusory doppelganger plummeted back down and cautiously probed forward through the doorway.
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    I can be a hard guy to DM for... I have a bad tendency to bring my "A" game to the table, even when doing a beer-and-pretzels game. I sometimes forget to dial it down to the level of the current game and end up unintentionally hijacking it. One of the major symptoms of that is I sometimes get grief from the "screw the plan, I'm charging in" guys (and even occasionally just the "hey, I've...
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    I wouldn’t restrict Help to the helper having to be proficient. Just require that they have something relevant to the situation. As for bardic inspiration, the rules don’t require any specifics for a reason. If you want them to roleplay their abilities more, I’d start by telling them that, and letting them know that you’re going to require descriptions from them when they use abilities. ...
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  • jamesstreissand's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    I wish I was finished my RPG, would be perfect haha
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  • Fergurg's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    My tactic, if you really like the AP, is to keep the basics and not worry too much about how accurate the crunchy translations are; that said, I also tend to make changes that seem subtle at first.
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    It's impossible for Lucky to apply to a passive check, because a passive check doesn't involve a roll on the part of the character. They are treated as having rolled a 10. It's also worth noting that Survival checks for navigation are generally taken against a set DC - the DM decides how difficult the task of navigating the current set of terrain is, and the character rolls to beat that DC....
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  • marcscarfone's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 AM
    v2.28 beta8 Sword Bard The 3rd level Bard College Feature (Bonus Proficiencies) which grants the class proficiency with medium armor is not being recognized in the Start tab, nor on the tab Character Sheet I. It is listed as "not proficient" (disadvantage.)
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  • Mutant Lord's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    Missing dig teams. A fabled stronghold. An insidious peril. Someplace in the dunes, near a dead city of the oldsters, stands Gun Station Gamma, once more emerging from the shifting sands. The intrepid excavators set out to investigate the fabled gun emplacement, having heard rumors of missing dig teams being taken there, of the vile humanoid occupants, of heartless slavers, and a great trove...
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  • Numidius's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 AM
    In my experience, a major sin of GMs I played with, has been to negate the players having a proper background, or goal, to start with, going also against the rules, for the purpose of railroad: in plain sight, or carefully hidden in a sandbox style game, negating players' agency all the way along. We played an early version of Godbound, the gm forbid the use of background for the PCs (bg gives...
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  • Salamandyr's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 AM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Bulfinch, Thomas 21 Cook, Glen 21+1=22 Jemisin, N.K. 21-2=19 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 24 Lynch, Scott 21 McKillip, Patricia 23 Peake, Mervyn 18 Pratchett, Terry 20
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  • staticdrifter's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 AM
    And canceling Disadvantage is anywhere from +0 to +19, avg +10, more likely +5. That's still more lenient than giving the +2 I suggested, and of course, the rogue would not require such aid in daylight or other adequate illumination. I think people are fixating on the singular example I gave to destroy the entire idea of a DM having a say in adjudicating a situation. I won't reply again in...
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  • OB1's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 AM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Bulfinch, Thomas 21 Cook, Glen 21 Jemisin, N.K. 21 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 24 Lynch, Scott 21 McKillip, Patricia 23 Peake, Mervyn 18 Pratchett, Terry 20
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 AM
    I wanted someone to say something about plundering their booty. I'd say " I be at sea a long time. As long as ye swab me deck an walk me plank. Matters not to me as long as me timbers get shivered."
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  • Demetrios1453's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    Instead of changing that much, just make one or more of the three keys to the hoard hidden in the various villain lairs (the adventure specifically gives leeway to DMs to make up their own), and the heist is to get the key or keys. Elsewhere, I've already suggested using Sylgar as a key.
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    I used to be in the habit of yelling out snarky comments when people would smoke their tires and peel out of parking lots. One time when some guy in a muscle car did a couple donuts before taking off I yelled out, "My god that man must have an enormous *****!!!!!" and turned around to see a couple of Catholic nuns laughing so hard they almost fell over... When a lady once asked me if I was...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 AM
    Actually, his profile says he was last online 4 days ago. I sent a gentle PM asking if he's okay.
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    That's genius. I'm totally going to steal it.
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  • Mon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Back in prior editions there were two charm rays (charm monster and charm person) which always seemed a bit superfulous. We once replaced the charm person ray with an animate objects ray which it used in combination with its flesh to stone ray to petrify party members and then turn them on their allies as stone constructs. If the ray hit an unpetrified character, a wielded item would animate...
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  • Apepsnake's Avatar
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  • Diarmadhim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 PM
    The last few hours before night sets in pass uneventfully. The group makes their trades with Oleg and places any orders they might have. About 30 minutes after you all first arrive, a man makes his way out of the lodging hall. He appears to be in his mid to late 40's and is wearing garb you would typically see a hunter wear – leather breeches, a rough spun green tunic, and supple leather...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    I'm in love with the one that plays Sara. This video sealed the deal.lol Also while I watched this I thought I saw the DM walking out of Walmart with one of the vests. It would be hilarious if he worked the Walmart near me.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
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  • cmad1977's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    I know nothing about this character and I’m not really a comic book guy. I’m in.
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  • DM Howard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    Thank you for the great content! I certainly could have worded my criticism of the DMs Guild better so I apologize for that. I guess I just don't see DMs Guild as a replacement for visible 3PP products in stores, that's all.
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  • Quartz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Bulfinch, Thomas 21 Cook, Glen 21 Jemisin, N.K. 21 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 24 Lynch, Scott 21 - DOWN - he doesn't belong on this list. McKillip, Patricia 23 Peake, Mervyn 18 Pratchett, Terry 20 - UP
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  • BKstacker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    We are doing a 1 time 3v3v3 PVP match and one of my teammates suggested it and I just wanted clarification on if it allowed. If you conjure a constrictor snake CR 2 Huge, which breathe attack/size does it get?
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  • Greatwyrm's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    My experience with Noble Knight was pretty similar to Doc_Klueless'. The only real difference is that I took store credit, where it sounds like he opted for cash. I traded a bunch of stuff that had nice memories, but was otherwise just gathering dust, and ended up with some nice books that got regular use after that. Much easier than when I was trying to do it all myself on ebay. Just keep...
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  • Bootlebat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    Did Beefermatic get eaten by raagens?
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Bulfinch, Thomas 21 Cook, Glen 21 Jemisin, N.K. 21 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 24 Lynch, Scott 23 McKillip, Patricia 23 Peake, Mervyn 18 Pratchett, Terry 19
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Funny you brought up instruments. The video lead me to looking at left handed guitars.lol I had one as a teen but didn't do much with it. Eventually it got broken. I still keep saying I want to learn. Gotta keep the ol noggin active.
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  • Baron Opal II's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    True. But, herbal materials are only one type of raw material, plus there are the costs of the lab and such. The higher level powers need much more. But, hey if it worked for you, and it certainly worked for me, then rock on.
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  • BlackSeed_Vash's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    I am only aware of 3 prestige classes for the warlock. All of the come from the Complete Mage. Both the Eldritch Disciple and Eldritch Theurge progress how many invocations acquire and their caster level; but doesn't progress Eldritch Blast damage dice. Enlightened Soul does the opposite. In addition, a warlock can take partial advantage of prestige classes that provide a "+1 level of existing...
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  • Nagoby's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    Emudre purchases two weeks of rations and horse rations. "It will be good to have extras in case we meet someoneone in need along the way." She then asks Svetlana if she would introduce her to the cleric.
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  • cmad1977's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Sounds like someone’s got a less than decent DM.
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    It would cancel Disadvantage the Rogue would suffer for lack of illumination. It wouldn't give Advantage since adequate illumination is the default expectation. I don't give Rogues advantage for picking a lock in broad daylight, aided by the kindly Sun.
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  • Doc_Klueless's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    The scarier or more tense the situation, the sillier I can be or the more I search for the joke in the situation. This is also a carryover from Real Life as it's how I handle stress there. Sigh.
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  • DEFCON 1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    Someone needs to start writing their own material and stop using adventure paths, methinks. ;)
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    I have no idea, mine certainly do. With the result that Familiars are rarely used to Help in combat. Problem solved. :)
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  • Satyrn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    This is a question that is totally up to your DM to answer. There is no definitive answer in the game itself. For my current campaign, my answer would be no, because there simply are no half-dragon animals. If you are the DM, I see you're already leaning to yes.
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  • Scary's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    Did you ever find an NPC sheet that is useful?
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  • robus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Finally got my copy of Dragon Heist and I’m starting to read it. What’s shocking me is that there is no heist to retrieve the dragon hoard from the villain’s lair. (I’ve noted this oddness in other threads, but reading it for real makes it puzzling all over again.) If I get to run this adventure, the PCs will be beaten by the villain to the hoard, the mission will then be to extract the hoard...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    I think part of the reason I can't tell is because there isn't that sort of feedback you could get in a face to face environment - those clues from facial expressions, tone of voice etc. Like my last post - is it good because I'm giving Charwoman Gene an opening to play along, or is it bad because I'm dragging them into something? I don't know anymore :/
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Heh. No. For a weak party, maybe 4 CR 10. For a strong party, try 4 CR 20.
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    I found this not a problem running Runelords/Shattered Star mashup; maybe because I used the first 4 of each AP to take PCs from 1 to 18. The main issue I saw was way too many Rings of Protection. Some things like magic armour were actually rather rare.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    Kalorn tossed a silver to Luko. "As agreed. Another one tomorrow upon next job completed" Kalorn's eyes darted left and right. How would Alhana react to the drow - she had held her tongue, and he didn't know what her silence meant. And how would they react to her? Above, Sooty darted in and perched among the rafters.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    You misspelled "the" and are therefore, wrong!!
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  • Dioltach's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    Any time anyone in our group reads out a spell description and says, "Saving throw: none", me and one of the guys call out, "My father was a nun!"
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    No no no. You're doing teh Interwebz all wrong. You are supposed to question my motives and pick holes in my grammar to undermine my point.
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  • Hriston's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    You keep bringing up examples of tracking. I'm talking about navigation, which is a distinct activity, although it's also covered by the Survival skill. An example of the type of declared action I'd expect to be resolved with a navigation check would be, "We're heading south-east across the Old Forest. Strider is leading the way to make sure we stay together and don't get lost." A couple...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Bulfinch, Thomas 21 Cook, Glen 21 Jemisin, N.K. 21 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 25 McKillip, Patricia 23 Peake, Mervyn 18 Pratchett, Terry 19
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  • sim-h's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    sim-h replied to Dragon Heist TPK
    I don't know the encounter/adventure yet but: Just have him stop the fight for an instant (i.e. on his first turn) and threaten the PCs with whatever higher level ability can kill them unless they back off NOW. Back it up with 'your insight tells you he/she means it' There is a similar encounter in PotA although there is less incentive to attack that NPC. He basically announces that unless...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    I know how it is. I've tried several times to use it to buff allies, but nobody ever seems to use it. So now I'm trying another tack. Cutting words FTS (for the save).
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    I’m ambi, so even if lefties conquered the world, I’d be a’ight. ;) One she missed: instruments. Many of them are very difficult to play lefty; moreso in a group setting. More are made for lefties these days, but they’re still rare and usually more expensive. Twist: some researchers are now saying that- especially with stringed instruments- we’ve been playing them wrong all this time. ...
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  • Treantmonklvl20's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    Let's make a melee Cleric!
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    One trick on encounter building I picked up from Mike "Sly Floursh" Shea is that a monsters of a CR equal to 1/3rd to the level of a PC is a good one-on-one challenge. So a party of 4 PCs can have a decent, challenging fight with four CR 1/3 monsters. And at level 3, four CR 1 monsters will be a good fight. And at level 12, four CR 3 monsters will be okay. And at level 20, four CR 5 monsters...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    I would just let the players know at the outset that the fluff for any multi-class has to match the PCs progress, including backstory and game play. You avoid those judgement calls and place the responsibility onto the players that want to multi-class.
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