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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    First, where was Lya that they were able to contact her so readily? The simplest solution might be to assume that Finona's crew screws up. If they get word they're on a clock and they rush, maybe they open the seal prematurely and get attacked. Finona and maybe some minions get to the Dracon, and a whirlpool damages it. The whirlpool might just last a few minutes, preferably striking right as...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 AM
    Slow leveling should just be assumed in PbP. I admit it was annoying the first time it took 6 months to get to level 2 but now it feels normal.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 AM
    "I don't know if we have anything identifiable beyond the livery of Filmark's uniform," Tina says. "Someone go over the wall and tell the people in the church we are here to rescue them. I am sure they will gladly follow as there are 50 brigands attempting to destroy their gate. I'm going to start removing these fence slats so the civilians don't have to climb the wall." Assuming the fence is...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 AM
    I think it has potential. I especially like how thereís a way a losing player could- with timely attack- to at least salvage a stalemate.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    Kobolds. Oops. I fixed it above in #261. That's what I get for posting at 4 am.
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    Well, I made a high elf diviner in post 59, but since characters havenít been selected yet (and honestly itís no big deal to have two of something), I say make whatever you want.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    From the 5e PHB: Three illusory duplicates of yourself appear in your space. Until the spell ends, the duplicates move with you and mimic your actions, shifting position so itís impossible to track which image is real. You can use your action to dismiss the illusory duplicates." So yeah, it does create images. The spell explicitly calls them out as separate AND calls them images. What it...
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  • MetaVoid's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    Since I never played that, it is fine with me :)
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  • JonnyP71's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 AM
    Battle Master 18 Eldritch Knight 18 Way of Shadow 11 Oath of the Ancients 12 Hunter 2 Arcane Trickster 15
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 AM
    By the book, magic missile ignores mirror image. Magic missile is not an attack (no attack roll) and thus does not interact with mirror image at all. I don't think I would house-rule it to work otherwise, either. However, I might house-rule that PCs can take advantage of magic missile's auto-hit by readying an attack to strike whichever creature the missiles target. (I would only allow this...
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  • Sword of Spirit's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 AM
    Forget the idea that 5e mirror image creates actual "images" which are entities. It doesn't. It changes the appearance of the caster to look like there are multiple versions of them. Think of it like blur. They both make you look different, but don't stop things from targeting you. Are we really going to say that you can target the part of the blurred caster that is or isn't blurred? No, you...
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    ďDim lightĒ due to patchy fog is different than the dim light of dawn and the dim light of a moonless night, etc., and not everything needs a rule. To me ďcommon senseĒ which could also be described as ďtable consensusĒ is what the table agrees to in terms of things that arenít covered in the rules. So your table might differ than ours, but itís consistency at your table that matters. At ours,...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    This is my view on the spell from an earlier post in this thread. "So I was looking at the various incarnations of the spell. 1e specified melee attack, so it is consistent with the 5e version. 2e specified melee or missile attack, magic or otherwise, so if you squinted sideways you could include magic missile. 3e specified melee or missile attacks and spells, so things like hold person and...
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  • Levistej's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    We've been playing ZG for a while but I believe this deserves it's own post. To keep things short, we are in Digging for lies, the party just entering the waters near the Ziggurat of Mavisha, sailing to there for a good week. As they really liked here before and thought she could be of help, after they found Caius Bergeron dead and obviously linked to Mcbannin/the Bleak gate/the ziggurat, the...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 AM
    I'll note that if you are having a hard time with the 6-8 encounters/day rhythm (I know I do), the game can be made more challenging by two easy changes: 1: Long rest restores half your HD but *not* your HP. Want to gain health from a good night's sleep? Spend those HD then. This is still far more generous than the old natural healing rules incidentally 2: Dropping to zero and then...
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  • Sword of Spirit's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 AM
    I had the D&D Gazetteer first, and then got the 1983 boxed set, and wow is it nice! I'm running in CR 591 and due to external considerations decided to honor the official timeline up to that point, but I immediately saw why people like the original better. The PCs were going to be near the Wild Coast, so I looked up information...and discovered that it has been conquered by the Pomarj! ??? The...
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  • bid's Avatar
    Today, 06:51 AM
    If you add the "correct" fighting style, the difference becomes glaring.
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  • bid's Avatar
    Today, 06:41 AM
    Battle Master 18 Eldritch Knight 18 Way of Shadow 11 Oath of the Ancients 14 Hunter 2 Arcane Trickster 14
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  • Sword of Spirit's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 AM
    While I agree with Jeremy Crawford that magic missile is not an attack, I appreciate your reasoning. It's the only time I've actually heard a valid piece of evidence for treating it as an attack.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 AM
    Humans and orcs are genetically the same species, so a half-orc is anyone with ancestors and traits of both. They could be the off-spring of two half-orcs, or they could be the cross between a human and an orc. The could even have one parent that is entirely human, or entirely orc, where the other has mixed blood. In game terms, a half-orc is a character to whom the half-orc racial adjustments...
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 AM
    What first party, second party and third party mean in law/court documents is not the same as what they mean in other industries. Here is a link that explains the difference in the video game industry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_developer And here is one that shows the difference in the data sharing market: ...
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 06:31 AM
    Sorry -- the fault is mine. Re-edited; damage still taken, but check made and so he's speedy speedy.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 AM
    We're having a communication breakdown, I think. That check is to prevent him hurting himself when he jumps from the loft door to the ground outside. He still took some damage when he knocked the loft down inside the barn. He also starts his turn prone (from that fall) so he'll lose some movement getting up.
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 AM
    No. And furthermore I think a published setting modified to suit the groupís specific needs is the best option. I donít limit playerís access to published material (as if I could), and actually encourage it. They understand it might not be 100% correct, and nothing is canon until it actually enters the campaign. Iíve done the full home brew thing. And I always come back to asking why I...
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 06:19 AM
    Actually, we deliberately slow level advancement because of the exact opposite. We prefer the campaign to focus on the growth of the characters, that is, the people. The game, however, has continued to be centered more and more about gaining levels and new and better abilities. Like TV dramas, we want the focus to be on the characters themselves, and not necessarily their abilities or...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 AM
    OOC: So Udit is now on initiative 14. So far everyone has beaten the dragon's base initiative....
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  • Diarmadhim's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 AM
    "Did you not just see all of my wounds go away?! Are you seriously dumb enough to keep attacking me instead of running???" I ask, indignation oozing from my words. Taking a 5-foot step, I move closer to the giant and put my greatsword to work. To Hit: +10/+5 BAB. +2 ST (+12/+7). +1 Magic Weapon (+13/+8). +2 Interfaith Blessing (+15/+10). +2 Inspire Courage (+17/+12). Attack 1: ...
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 AM
    Not needed, but I'll take it, if it comes --
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  • Malcom Jeoffery's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 AM
    Regular questions are asked nonverbally to make stealing a question more risky. If the question was stated out loud, there would be no risk to stealing. You either know the question or you don't. Bonus questions are asked verbally because they're a speed competition between the players. Rule 4 just describes what happens if a player cheats. The only two ways a player could cheat is by looking at...
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 AM
    Battle Master 18 Eldritch Knight 18 Way of Shadow 11 Oath of the Ancients 13 Hunter 4 Arcane Trickster 14
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 06:01 AM
    Iím not sure I understand the rationale behind verbal/nonverbal questions. Also not getting Rule 4.
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 AM
    Well the big thing missing here are the more complex motivations that real people have. I describe my campaign as a living sandbox. That is, there are all sorts of things going on in the background that might come into play. Politics, schemes, romance, along with criminal elements, etc. The PCs are well grounded in the world, with families, responsibilities, non-adventuring goals, likes,...
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  • MonsterEnvy's Avatar
    Today, 05:49 AM
    He does not seem to consider it a mistake according to the manual, but he refuses to elaborate on it.
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 AM
    I've always been of the opinion that half-orcs can come about in several different ways - Orcish traits are nearly always genetically dominant, so the mating of an orc with another humanoid or the mating of two half-orcs will invariably produce a half-orc, while the mating of a half-orc with another species has a slightly higher than 50% chance to produce a half-orc... Also, any creature with...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 AM
    Yes, he can do that on his next turn. Tommi is going for the round in which Drui climbed up and hauled the ladder over.
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  • Malcom Jeoffery's Avatar
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 AM
    Itís important to understand that the 5e design differentiates between a 24 hour day and an ďadventuring day.Ē While the default testing rules encourage them to align fairly closely, I think one of the reasons the PHB didnít tie a long rest to sleep was because of this separation between the two. The game is designed around the idea that failure is not fun. Thus, you should succeed more...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 AM
    Billy Cannon has died. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2776990-lsu-hall-of-famer-and-3-time-afl-champion-billy-cannon-dies-at-80?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Today, 05:23 AM
    Threadcutter Scissors This magical item is a large pair of platinum shears, engraved with the words "Fate" and "Destiny" on the blades, which has the property of casting Dispel Magic once per day or Dispel Curse once per week on the person or object the scissors are pointed at... More potently, once per month the scissors can be pointed at a dead body to cast Raise Dead upon it, or to...
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 AM
    I enjoy this sort of thing,but also like to maintain practicality in a game. So there are language families and you can try to determine the gist of something if you know similar languages, especially when reading written materials.
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  • pogre's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 AM
    You have some good suggestions above, but I would ask: Why do you want to do this? If you are looking for a large audience - you are going to have to really think about getting some people with some performance chops to be your players. If it is a fun way to log your campaign and is for your amusement - just make sure your players share your enthusiasm. Good luck!
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 AM
    Nelvandra follows Respen as he moves around. As Respen is doing things, a thought occurs to her, and she grabs a scroll from her pack, and hands it to him. ~You probably have a better chance of getting this thing to work than I do. I've looked at it, and it makes my head hurt, it's so darn complicated!~ Round 10: Nelvandra hands a scroll to Respen. Details in private message on LINE...
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  • Archon Basileus's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 AM
    FitzTheRuke, their actions will roll before my next action, right? If not, Drui can tie a rope to a beam and jump down, leaving the way open to them.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
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  • Sialia's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 AM
    Once upon a time, there were two winter wolves and a passel of Orcs who made the poor life choice to attack our party of 3 wood elves: Aelar (a ranger), Ailurus (his little sister, a druid), and Willow (a friend who's a heckuva rogue). And this is how it happened from my point of view. I'm the little sister Ailurus, who likes turning into a bear when she can, but couldn't today because...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 AM
    Check your editing: your post is formatted to use a lot of dark colored text, rendering it virtually invisible to users (like myself) using the Legacy display setting.
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  • Slit518's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    On Page 18 the Cult of Asmodeus lacks Goals, Typical Cultists, and Signature Spells, which seems to be present in every other cult. It just has the flavor text and the Feature the cult has.
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 AM
    This one happened to be an old bar study book from Barbri, but I imagine they got it from something like Black's Law Dictionary or a hornbook on contracts or sales laws. That's not what second party means, legally speaking. If you have a quote from some place that shows different, I am willing to listen. It's referring to the parties to a contract - the first party being the seller, the...
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  • bedir than's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 AM
    The notes section needs fewer rows of lines. It's so tiny right now I wouldn't be able to read what I've written. I didn't see a spot for the average at will attack. I find having that info useful when I plan encounters
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 AM
    Not 80% of the good 3pp (Kobolds, Goodman, Frog God, Paizo) probably better than 80% of the DMGuild stuff. Assuming of course you take away the uber production values and look at the adventure. Full colour art is nice but B/W looks good and if the adventure is cheap/good the art doesn't matter to much and B/W is nicer on the printer. 80% of Questsof Doom is better than 80% of the early WoTC...
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  • Caliban's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    Correct.
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    Mistake, or master stroke: depends on how you look at it...
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  • Goober4473's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 AM
    I've just begun my latest campaign: Curse of Strahd! And for this one, I'm keeping a journal, including a bunch of notes on my plans, intentions, and alterations. So far, I have my long introduction, where I discuss the themes of the campaign, what I want to get out of it, my major story changes, and my various new uses for the Tarokka deck, and then sessions 0 and 1. I'll be adding more to this...
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  • JacktheRabbit's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 AM
    I am confused. What other games exist out there that have any sort of 3rd party material released for them?
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  • Shu Meili's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 AM
    I have just uploaded Thieves Can't - DM Tracking Sheet to the downloads area. A party tracking tool I made because I didn't like the ones I could find online. Source. You can find the file here in the downloads section. Please use this thread for comments.
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  • Grumpy RPG Reviews's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 AM
    Right. Thanks. I missed that the first time. I guess it can be chalked to a mistake, like the steel predators.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 03:50 AM
    d20 is your friend for that range. To try to explain why it doesn't matter to the math if you roll with or roll after the d20, let's look at a specific example: You need to roll a 10 on the die to succeed at a given task. So, let's say you roll a d20 and a d6 at the same time. You have a 55% chance of rolling a 10 or better on the d20. This is a success without the d6, so the roll on the...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 AM
    Remembering rules is a lroblem beyond the vision. Have seen plenty of forgotten concentration checks and bless bonuses. My mechanicsl counter-foil is to use pre-printed "circumstance cards" and to give one to a player when various conditions or situational effects apply, positive and negative. So as GM i make sure to have the ones commonly needed or relevant to a planned encounter on...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 AM
    The problem is more than the elf stats, it is the flavor that gets baked into the elf mechanics. For example, rather than a race of powerful mages − bards and wizards − now the elves are mediocre mages and moreso a mundane Ďlissomeí creature, highlighting mundane Dexterity as the defining elf trait. Any residual claims of potent magic, and charm, and songs, and poetry, from previous editions...
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