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  • Gradine's Avatar
    Today, 05:32 PM
    I'm running Forge of Fury as an ancient Dhaakani forge just across the Byeshk mountains that holds the secret to making Byeshk hold an edge. They've been dealing with cultists who've been using the weapons that their Cannith contact insists should not possibly be able to exist; they'll help some Dhaakani revivalists re-take the place from the demon-worshipping Orcs and the Mind-Flayer controller...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:30 PM
    This could be a viable option - the switch to the staff and the book would represent the character's shift from a warrior (if you start with a level of fighter) to one fighting using the Celestial Law (the book of shadows).
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 05:29 PM
    Anderson, Poul 18 Bellairs, John 21 Brackett, Leigh 20 Brown, Frederic 20 Burroughs, Edgar Rice 20 Carter, Lin 20 de Camp, L. Sprague 20 de Camp & Pratt 20 Derleth, August 20 Dunsany, Lord 20
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 05:26 PM
    Anderson, Poul 18 Bellairs, John 21 Brackett, Leigh 20 Brown, Frederic 20 Burroughs, Edgar Rice 20 Carter, Lin 20 de Camp, L. Sprague 20 de Camp & Pratt 20 Derleth, August 20 Dunsany, Lord 20
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 PM
    Only problem with what your doing is chasing the Zhents out won't be enough. Somebody sent them, and it means they will just send more right? And probably a stronger group next time. So, how to make the Zhents believe it's not there or that it has already been discovered and looted or some other way to keep them from coming back? Maybe a two-stage tomb. i.e. a false front that makes people...
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  • DEFCON 1's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 PM
    Arcane Archer Fighter with a class feature swap of Action Surge for Wildshape.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 PM
    Terry Pratchett is missing from the list as well. His writing probably has more direct influence on our games than anyone else (with the possible exception of Monty Python).
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  • Gradine's Avatar
    Today, 05:18 PM
    Yeah, Brooks or Alexander would have been easy upvotes for me. But alas and alack, Gygax gonna Gygax. Downvote is, of course easy; if only it were similarly so easy to scrub virulent racism from the rest of the internet. Anderson, Poul 18 Bellairs, John 21 Brackett, Leigh 20 Brown, Frederic 20 Burroughs, Edgar Rice 20 Carter, Lin 20 de Camp, L. Sprague 20 de Camp & Pratt 20
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    **POST IN PROGRESS. Reaction Time: Graggorid1: -171 Nalvis: -242 - 10(dazed) = -252 Quill: -318 Arbrine: -230 Mekric: -32 Graggorid2: -91 Graggorid3: -81
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  • ChaosGenerators's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 PM
    Added these into the Something Happens! in the City generator. :)
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 PM
    The Lady gets up and says, "Right this way." She leads the group to a sturdy iron door that she opens and steps down the stairs beyond it. Torches in sconces every twenty feet dimly light the way. You pass two wooden doors before she opens another iron door. Inside is a bedroom. It is spartan in detail, but clean, well ventilated, and well lit by two sets of torch sconces. Sitting at a desk is a...
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 PM
    The heroes make their way into the jungle and start moving silently around the encampment. They come to the river that must feed the waterfall below and can hear its rumble a bit away from them. As they are about to cross the river, something bursts from under the ground only feet away!!! Spider Robot Stealth then Initiative: 1D20+16 = +16 = 23; 1D20+7 = +7 = 22, everyone gets to make a...
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  • Prakriti's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 PM
    The Face in the Frost is a highly underrated book. Anderson, Poul 18 Bellairs, John 21 Brackett, Leigh 20 Brown, Frederic 20 Burroughs, Edgar Rice 20 Carter, Lin 20 de Camp, L. Sprague 20 de Camp & Pratt 20
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  • Charwoman Gene's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 PM
    Corwin hangs back, cleaning himself off as best he can.
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 PM
    I do character generation in two parts. One is purely mechanical. I have about a thousand and one different "this seems cool" or "these mechanics work really well" builds. The other is purely fluff, and fluff derived choices. I might take mechanical option #429 because I want to be a rogue sneaking through the night, and #429 works well with that. Then I'd decide on a backstory, choose...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 PM
    Reaction Time: Graggorid1: -171 Nalvis: -242 - 10(dazed) = -252 Quill: -318 Arbrine: -230 Mekric: -32 Graggorid2: -91 Graggorid3: -81 Rekyavik: -189 Renyaveer: -247
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  • Charwoman Gene's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    Thandar was surprised, the performance actually caught his interest. He hadn't quite realized this, but his annoyance when the alarm rang out proved the point. He ran outside, ready for anything. Initiative: 1D20+2 = +2 = 15
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  • Sacrosanct's Avatar
    Today, 04:55 PM
    How in the world do you not have Lloyd Alexander on that list. He's much more famous than half of them, had a huge influence on the game as much as anyone else, and is one of the most iconic fantasy authors of the time. He was so famous Disney even made a movie based on one of his books. I can't vote in this thread based on protest lol. *Edit* Oh, I see you used the DMG appendix. ...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 PM
    I think the reason the game doesn't go that high is because there's a point of diminishing returns for the player base - I've played all of two games in my life that went above 20th level, and one we started with 17th level characters with the express purpose of getting to epic levels. For the majority of my play experience, by the time I've gotten to the mid-to-late-teens for levels, I've...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 PM
    Yes. He is involved, though probably not directly. Angis looks good.
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  • Sacrosanct's Avatar
    Today, 04:51 PM
    The other day I compiled a list of all of the other survivor threads into one thread, so you can see which ones we've already done duplicates. I haven't updated it with the most recent thread because it doesn't seem anyone cared lol http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?646018-Survivor-Results-Compilation
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 PM
    "Too much of a good thing can be bad for you," Ana replies.
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  • Gladius Legis's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 PM
    The Beamdog "enhanced editions" started off pretty rough, but after all their patches they're generally worth getting if you don't already have the original games somewhere.
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 PM
    I almost didn't vote for him, being the obvious choice and all. But since I have a Lord of the Rings tattoo, I kinda felt obligated to do so. :D
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    Well, for every 100 paladins there may be 100 anti-paladins. They cancel each other out kind of like matter and anti-matter. Or pasta and antipasto. Why do you think only the good guys have epic level individuals? But in my epic campaign, the PCs rarely fought solos, they've never worked very well. In addition, demon/devil lords are a paranoid bunch and aren't going to be caught without...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    I'm afraid I don't understand the cries for freeform creation. Any classed system only remains so as long as there are restrictions to customization and options. I am not excusing Paizo's cluttery limitations, but I do expect the devs to set limits on each class, that you simply cannot overcome (unless you multiclass). Otherwise classes would lack identity and you'd be better off playing...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    I'd imagine there's not much an empath can learn when hunting someone, other than "He's afraid but acting normal", and "She's way too interested in that news report." Mind readers, yes. Definitely, and the Mind Shield Exploit does that pretty well. Really, any means of increasing your Mental Defense would help. And learning how to control your emotions, so you don't ever show any or dampen...
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 PM
    You can use Wis for a sling attack with Magic Stone. I'm currently playing a rogue using Wisdom as his attack stat. As stated, Wood elf is the obvious way to use a bow for a druid.
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 PM
    iserith replied to Missing Rules
    Yeah, at a certain point, the rules leave off and the role of the DM necessarily kicks in to make a ruling and that's going to come down to preference. So while you, and Max, and I can explain why we would make the call we would make in play and pemerton and robus and others can explain why they'd make a different call, these are all matters of personal preference and not up for debate, at least...
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  • Rabulias's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1136.html The trees are up to their old tricks...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    I think it was really just two that objected. The third never really said anything. Though, interestingly enough, it's always the women who come to me wanting someone else to leave. The only guy who ever complained was the husband of one of the women who were complaining. Not sure what that says, though.
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 PM
    Nope. There was the Grappler feat, but that was just sloppy proof-reading since the rule it refereed to had previously been dropped and was, iirc, about creatures two sizes larger than you.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 PM
    This is true, to a point, but 2 considerations: 1: Most campaigns don't last to the point where you are getting level 9 spells. Planning a character to level 20 seems like a futile exercise to me. 2: Multiclassing in warlock may hurt slightly less, but it still hurts! Sure you don't "lose" slots but you lose higher level spells. My character would have access to shadow of moil and an...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 PM
    And telling us this in every thread daring to find faults with WotC's material is exactly what I consider trolling. Why are you even here?
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 04:33 PM
    I've at least partially figured it out. Nibble Escape is on exactly two creatures: Goblins, and Goblin Bosses. The more common of which are Goblins. And Goblins only have one attack, so hiding does get them advantage to all their attacks. (Weirdly enough the Goblin Boss uses the same TWF house rule as me .) Still doesn't explain why Superior Invisibility is so low, but does explain Nimble...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 PM
    If you are going to pretend you don't know what criticism that is directed at the PHB Beastmaster, I don't understand what you're doing in this thread. Bollocks. Don't you have an opinion? A critical mind of your own? Sheesh.
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  • Gwarok's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 PM
    Ok, I'm sure this has been asked and answered somewhere, but I'm bad at looking up old threads. The grapple rules say you can attempt it on creatures one size larger, but is there a penalty stated somewhere or some advantage to being bigger than your opponent? Seems like it would grant advantage, and I seem to recall some ability or feat that said something like "larger creatures no longer...
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  • flametitan's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 PM
    Essentially what neogod said. Invisible lets you still be targeted, hidden does not. As strange as it is, Hidden > Invisible
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    And that’s really all there is to it. We can talk circles around it for days, but ultimately this is what it comes down to.
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Yeah, a couple of times over the decades. The most recent one was when we were transitioning from 4e to 5e. We had one player who is a long-time friend of most of the group, but who has been going downhill for years. He basically takes it for granted that whoever he hangs out with will feed him, put him up for the night, get him drunk and stoned, etc, and brings little to the tale. It had been...
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  • Charwoman Gene's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    "Quiet? I think quick is the only option now!" Bethany yells while furiously attacking the giant. Move: to Giant Action: Longsword on raging giant: 1D20+8 = +8 = 20 1D8+7 = +7 = 12 1D20+8 = +8 = 14 1D8+7 = +7 = 14 1D20+8 = +8 = 25 1D8+7 = +7 = 9 1D20+8 = +8 = 11
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Now I'm kind of worried because I can't remember how I got "three" and I can't see anywhere you said it. :S
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 PM
    People that say they want to game but rarely show bother the heck out of me. I get that a person’s desire to game might outstrip their ability to actually attend gaming, but it just seems rude to say you’re going to game, but then rarely show when it’s time to play the game. Sure, for some people, life gets in the way. I’ve no problem with that, but at least have the decency to tell people...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    It was not disagreement I was talking about. Disagreeing is perfectly fine.
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    Asha sighs and stands up looking at Ana. "You're right, and a girl needs her beauty sleep. Let's go check it out so I can finally get some."
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    Yeah I'm sure D&D Beyond is a great way to tell what people are playing given the way it tracks character builds. If I used D&D Beyond, for instance, they'd have at least five characters who are rangers just from my attempts to build a beastmaster that was decent to play, even though I don't intend on playing one.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 PM
    So very much this. Talk about a defeatist attitude: "3rd edition magic item economy wasn't perfect so we better not even try this time".
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 PM
    I am genuinely curious to see if Tolkien wins this, as the presumptive favorite, or gets cut down as too popular (the Drizzt/FR effect in survivor threads).
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  • MoutonRustique's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    New question : would a feat that allowed for Magic Stones (the druid power) to target a single creature be worthwhile if ... a) you make a single attack roll, but deal 3d4 damage ? b) you make three attack rolls and deal an extra d4 of damage for every hit beyond the first ? c) you make three attack rolls and deal an extra d4 of damage and push 1 for every hit beyond the first ? As an...
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    I'm more concerned about NPC empaths. My characters backstory has him in hiding and on the run from a very powerful megacorp. Not being able to shield my mind from one of their empaths would be a significant problem. As a Psycher I should know how I can do that or if I can't then how I could evade the empath. If it is roll some check to hide emotions that is good but as a player I need to...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    That's what my () was for, yes.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    Reaction Time: Graggorid1: -121 Nalvis: -292 - 50(dazed) = -342 Quill: -418 Arbrine: -120 Mekric: -132 Graggorid2: -191 Graggorid3: -181 Rekyavik: -289 Renyaveer: -347
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  • Kobold Boots's Avatar
    Today, 04:17 PM
    Personal opinion: If I'm not doing anything wrong, I prefer not knowing who the mods are. Conversations are better when you don't put people in strata when reading their posts. If I'm doing something wrong, it doesn't matter who the mods are. When someone has the ability to bring the smack down, they will. This is one of the better moderated sites out there in my opinion. The mod staff...
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  • Charwoman Gene's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 PM
    "I've talked to some people about kobolds in the past, there are winged kobolds, called 'erds' or something like, and kobolds sometimes call them blessed," Coriana says.
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 PM
    iserith replied to Missing Rules
    And that is a fair reading in my view. We need more information about how the character is jumping an unusually long distance before we can decide whether they can actually do that. Some DMs have different thresholds for what that will be.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    I'd imagine I wouldn't get anything from an Android, though that's not stated anywhere. But Empathy is so tiny, I don't believe that it warrants any type of check. Mind Reading would, and it states so. But empathy is almost a ribbon ability. I can tell you're angry. Whoo hoo. I can't tell that you're harboring some deep seeded desire to eat babies due to your mommy issues and the fact...
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    You can't do it without factoring in accuracy. Here's a simple example, comparing the DPR of two otherwise identical fighters, one with GWM and the other with Polearm Master. The GWM has -5/+10, but the Polearm Master gets two attacks. While without considering accuracy it seems obvious (2d6+13 vs. 1d10+1d4+6 ), watch what happens when you apply accuracy: AC 2 3 4 5 6
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    Lovecraft was an easy downvote for me. These days, I think his inventiveness is overstated and his personal opinions (which spill all over into his texts) repugnant. The upvote was tougher than I thought. I love R.E. Howard's yarns, but he's problematic, like Lovecraft. Jack Vance's influence on the game is undeniable. Burroughs is just plain fun. Lord Dunsany’s tales read like rediscovered...
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    I'm cool with this.
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 PM
    Note that everyone so far with their backgrounds and images, can put 10XP on their character sheets.
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 04:03 PM
    Hmm for strong emotions and whether or not you need a roll... I am leaning towards the idea that Strong Emotions are like fear, pain, anger, not normally just someone going about their day. So if you are calm or just not stressed, etc. the empath would just get that you don't have any strong emotions right now. Sound good?
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 PM
    Unfortunately, it was play with the three or play with the one. Three players makes a better game, and I liked the players. Still, I feel they should have just dealt with it. As for the second, we all knew the guy, and everyone knew him as somewhat of a troll. But the type of troll that you let stay around for his comedic factor. Like, a family troll. We let him play because we wanted...
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 04:01 PM
    They run surveys constantly, and have big data information from D&D Beyond.
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 PM
    There are two psychics, a android who is something of a pilot/navigator and an ex-cop type. Someone with a more engineering focus would be good BUT its really up to you. If you want to make another psychic you can, maybe just more non-battle/star knight type ;)
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 PM
    Well, the surveys get hundreds of thousands of individual responses: way more than participate on any forum combined.
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  • dragoner's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 PM
    "Known World" might be too ambitious, though through the old Achaemenid/Persian Empire to Macedonia could have happened, maybe if Mauryans had adopted the parliamentary democracy of Kalinga. Greek communities in India date back to the 3rd century BC, so the knowledge flow east-west is there. Greek rational thought to Buddhism would be very interesting, and even if this new Indian empire...
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  • Flexor the Mighty!'s Avatar
    Today, 03:56 PM
    What would one do at that level? Fight gods? IMC at L11'ish they were whipping a full powered max HP+ Demogorgon, who is pretty much a demigod.. I'm sure I could have done it differently and had the Immortal Price of Demons have to fight a cat and mouse battle, constantly trying to run from a mid level party, but that seemed silly. I ended the campaign at that point as to try and top that...
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    Anderson, Poul 18 Bellairs, John 20 Brackett, Leigh 20 Brown, Frederic 20 Burroughs, Edgar Rice 20 Carter, Lin 20 de Camp, L. Sprague 20 de Camp & Pratt 20 Derleth, August 20 Dunsany, Lord 20
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  • JediSoth's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 PM
    Yes, three or four times (the first time was a twofer). The first time, I was just tired of the min-maxing and power gaming, plus when I'd restrict options for character creation, one of them would show up with characters that expressly ignored what I said. The power gamer was also suspected by another player of fudging his dice rolls and "forgetting" to mark off HP during combat. Neither...
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 PM
    Anderson, Poul 18 Bellairs, John 20 Brackett, Leigh 20 Brown, Frederic 20 Burroughs, Edgar Rice 20 Carter, Lin 20 de Camp, L. Sprague 20 de Camp & Pratt 20 Derleth, August 20 Dunsany, Lord 20
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 PM
    h/t Tallifer This thread is inspired by the prior threads on the iconic monsters, best cannon fodder, and so on. Most importantly, it was suggested in the past thread and accompanied by a truly kick-butt graphic! That's right- we are going to settle the BESTEST AWESOMEST GREATEST (Appendix N) fantasy Author the old-fashioned way. With a pointless survivor thread and bad jokes! IMPORTANT...
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  • ClaytonCross's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    No problem, their are alot of rules and every starts somewhere. Ok...lets us begin, lol.. I am going to tweak your idea to make it more efficient bit for explanation purposes. Haste http://dnd5e.wikia.com/wiki/Haste
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    Sounds like the three were in the wrong in the first case. As for the second, I think you could of gotten away with just offing the character, rather than the player.
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  • Starfox's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    Celebrim, if your definition of failure is to fail the overall task, not just to have some setbacks along the road, then it is very different from mine. As a storytelling GM, overall success is assumed - the only failure I as a GM push for are temporary setbacks/quirks. For example, death happens only at the player's option in my games. Otherwise, I agree that Mouse Guard seems to fail at some...
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    I'm curious about how that interacts with androids who are immune to effects targeting mental defense.
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 PM
    And where, exactly, was the second survey? Oh right, they didn't do one. Just like you said would be insane to not do.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 PM
    pemerton replied to Missing Rules
    But "I jump" is an approach. The reason you don't accept it is because of your interpretation of p 64 as setting the maximum distance that can be cleared by a declaration "I jump". How many times to I have to say that noone is disagreeing with this. The player describes what his/her PC is doing: "I jump!" or, for more colour, "I jump as far as I can, giving it all I've got!" Yes. That's why...
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 03:31 PM
    I think it is just poor wording. Anything can be considered to affect a character. In this instance your PC is trying to read the surface emotions of those around him that is an affect. Though you are probably correct that the specific rules in each exploit would supersede the rule on page 62. My other problem is the way empathy is worded. It states strong emotions, what would be...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 PM
    Thanks for the history lesson Sepulchrave II. Much for me to read up on ;)
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 PM
    I had to. Twice. Only in online games, though. One was a shame, because he was just playing his character truthfully (barbarian with anger issues, so a basic barbarian), but the other players didn't like how he wasn't perfectly noble and good. Example, they were fighting a couple elementals, and in the fight, one of them managed to speak with one, and get them to stop fighting for a moment. ...
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  • Thomas Bowman's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 PM
    Most Buddhists I've met don't talk about their religion all that much, all I know is they go to some temple to worship whatever it is that Buddha is. I'm not much into hermeticism or monasticism. I think depriving oneself of material things when one has them is a silly idea, and I don't know what it accomplishes. I think the idea is that life is an illusion and the mind is the only thing that...
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  • Sacrosanct's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 PM
    There have been several times where I paint a mini I really like, and then want to play that representation as a PC exactly as how he or she is depicted in the mini.
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 PM
    Had previously done so; per Crawford this has changed. Hence why they are not pursuing their experiments.
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 PM
    I'd hazard a guess that many of the same people answering the D&D surveys are the same people on the forums - including those so-called dozen folks, so the greater playerbase has generally always been inconsequential. But yes, your point stands that the data gained through a survey is easier to analyse and quantify.
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    And yet said surveys placed the ranger as the least favourite class.
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 PM
    In surveys, that they can design and analyze for useful data. Not just try and read the tealeaves of forum arguments between a couple dozen folks. It's like the difference between the national weather service and trying to predict the weather by reading the entrails of a slain goat. Both methods can get it wrong, and both can produce correct predictions. But one is a more sound basis for decision...
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 PM
    iserith replied to Missing Rules
    The part I bolded is up to the individual judgment of the DM as part of the adjudication process. You're okay with "sheer effort." For others, that approach is insufficient. The rules don't say either way.
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 03:12 PM
    And yet playtest feedback is done via the internet :erm:
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    Oofta replied to Missing Rules
    Good luck with that. I fail my wisdom save all the time. :o
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  • Reynard's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    Reynard replied to Missing Rules
    10 feet is a long way. It is a DC 15 check in my system. If you have a +5 you are good (taking 10, which I don't remember off hand is still an official rule in 5e but is one I like so I use it). If you aren't a very good jumper you might want to tie a rope around yourself and have the barbarian anchor you. That's how I would run it in that circumstance.
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