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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 PM
    So .... continuing the MTOF theme, I'll be posting a Blood War Survivor thread in a little while.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 PM
    Have some of the 'standard enemies' first, and bring in the Dopplegangers as the 'string-pullers behind the scenes' sort of mastermind. Orcs arrive in the area and must be defeated before they pillage everything valuable. Local Wizard goes to check out Orc encampment after PCs defeat them and celebrate victory; he comes back with worry wrinkles all over his face He found a single...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 02:12 PM
    The lack of strong vision may be because the archetype has always been vague?
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    Telekinesis (moving objects) feels different thematically from elemental-kinesis. I like the wizard getting elemental-kinesis. I still want the psion to have telekinesis. Possibly the constructor psion can also be the master of telekinesis (mental force), so much so, one can even create force constructs (made out of mental force).
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    Death Slaads what?
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 PM
    DC 10 for non-proficient checks is at least a 20% failure chance at about level. It's usually around a 40% failure chance. Yes, at a certain point, for proficient (and especially expert) PCs, DC10 becomes trivial, but the module writers can't assume the task will only be attempted by those PCs. DC 20, within the level range the modules are written for, is, for expert PCs, still a 30% failure...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 PM
    As far as where Mearls is currently at, it seems something like the following. I want to update the Original Post, but am hesitant about the unclear relationship between the psychic warrior fighter and the immortal barbarian Psion • Awakened (telepath) • Nomad (teleporter) • Metamorph (shapeshifter, psychometabolism) • Constructor (force constructs, shaper, metacreativity)
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  • Christopher McArthur's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 PM
    So as the title implies I am currently in need of help constructing a particular campaign. I am a pretty new DM. I'm struggling with a concept of an investigation / psychological thriller style campaign based around the idea that a town is slowly overrun by Doppelgangers and Mimics being controlled by some kind of hive mind queen or something. I'm having difficulties coming up with things for the...
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    4e, and to some extent 5e, have different game philosphies. The stat block in 4e was not intended to represent everything a god (or monster for that matter) could do. Just what what they thought would be useful in combat. In 4e gods have the powers and abilities the DM wants them to have, they are not restricted by a stat block. That is the approach I take for 5e too. Personally, I love a...
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    He is an archdevil in 5e lore. He has power equivalent to a lesser god in 5e lore, but he is not a god. EDIT: In the MM is is a little ambiguous, but I read as not a god, but worshiped as one? What do you think:
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    Not in my game ;) Devils and Demons aren't trying to become gods in my game. They have power equivalent to gods, so what is the point. Asmodeus has the power of an intermediate god (I still use 3 tiers of godhood) in my game and so does Demogorgon. But Demogorgon is slightly more powerful than Asmodeus, just like 1e. I do like some historical context :) Personally, I pretty much ignore...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    Rather that convoluted definitions of ‘deity’. I would rather the rules organize around levels. Any creature that is level 21 and higher is ‘epic’ and is an ‘immortal’. There might be finer distinctions. Something like:
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  • Ranger Red's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 PM
    Keto Elite Diet The state of human body is continued changing as with our own particular propensities. As it is just at some point we can cut our own particular shapes yet there are conditions in which a man can scarcely pick up or free certain measure of weight. Because of expanding way of life and work focusing on one can barely offer time to keep up body shape. Garcinia Elite 350 a genuine...
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    The explanation can be found in post #57. You can trace the history by looking for the orange text throughout the thread. Since one of those orange posts admonishes us all not to discuss moderation decisions in-thread, I'm gonna leave it at that. :) Each spell level lets you target another creature, so if you cast it in a 4th-level slot, you can charm 4 people at once. And it is, indeed,...
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  • TerraDave's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 PM
    Place holder
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    You know, I never bothered to read that page. I let people just choose the height and weight of their PCs. Looking at it, though, I saw this. "You can play a male or female character without gaining any special benefits or hindrances. Think about how your character does or does not conform to the broader culture’s expectations of sex, gender, and sexual behavior. For example, a male drow...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    Taylar makes an attempt to be friendly and outgoing during their stay. At the tavern he will also tell stories about the Outpost and the groups adventures to encourage others to do the same.
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    Blue replied to Balancing D&D
    It's amusing, but as an analogy misses the point. All of the pieces of a color are controlled by the same player - they are more like class features, not individual characters. The two players are balanced in features - the primary difference at the state of the game is who has initiative. :)
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    I would be interested in seeing what they do with Spelljammer. I have no interest in Planescape - that particular setting never grabbed me. In which case I'll pass. Sorry.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    This is not a problem. The problem is that published modules never call for DC 30 checks, and only very rarely indeed DC 25. The problem is that published modules call for DC 10 checks. Everything about skills in official adventures is ridiculously easy, that's the problem. Once you set the DCs yourself, as you do, there is no problem.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 PM
    Friday I got back into the Hardcover. Only had 4 players and if I crunched the numbers right they were weak to very weak. They finished Chapter 3 with exploring Nangnang's Shrine. They discovered the secret door and used shatter to destroy it. After some fun with the pools they stole the cube and loot from Thayan. Now the bard had just drunk a potion of becoming tiny. So when she stole the...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 PM
    What I mean is, what balance they do have is completely thrown under the bus if the DM allows various bonuses from spells, abilities, inspiration etc. The game is essentially set up so no PC will ever fail such a role, ever. (Or at least, what may look like a healthy 30% failure risk, say, is in reality more like a 3% or even 0.3% risk)
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    TwoSix replied to Balancing D&D
    <nod> Plus, reading CZ's other thread about running an encounter based on Tomb of Annihilation, I don't see anything there that's some degenerate D&D situation. It looks like he's running a WotC published module mostly straight, with some tuning up of difficulty based on the number of PCs and their overall capability, and an acknowledgement that a capable party needs the screws really...
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  • dekrass's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    Pg. 298-309 add Vital Defense to stat blocks. Pg. 298 change the Attercop's Poison to fit new condition rules. Pg. 299 change giant centipede's nausea immunity and madness poison to fit updated conditions. Change Cloaked Rider's Fear aura to fit updated conditions. Pg. 300 change Ghost's Unearthly Keen to fit updated conditions. Pg. 303 change Knight's Honorable exploit to fit updated...
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 PM
    Blue replied to Balancing D&D
    Because a DM balancing a min/max build without overwhelming the players with regular builds is actually a real challenge. If I was going to be snarky, I would make a comment along the lines of "if a DM doesn't know that, then maybe someone else should DM" - really it's easy to adjust your challenges to a group that on even keel, be it all min/maxed or all median, or all suboptimal. The game...
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 PM
    Yup! I'm with you on this one. Loved the various conflicts that "Abishai walks into a bar, devils pissed cause they can't order it around, and what does Tiamat want here anyway?" causes.
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  • AngusA's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 PM
    This years Origins Award Winners were announced at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio, this last weekend. Among the categories were two RPG ones (Best Role-Playing Game of the Year; Best Role-playing Supplement of the Year) that had some strong contenders vying for the statuette. This years winners are: Best Board Game of the Year: Gloomhaven by Cephalofair Games! Best Card Game...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 PM
    Blue replied to Balancing D&D
    While he doesn't describe my table, I have seen plenty of it, especially at the AL games at my FLGS. We shouldn't try to be gatekeepers, dismissing other's style or games as not part of regular play.
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  • Voadam's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    Voadam replied to Undead Origins
    The Book of Many Things Lich: Necromancer Necromantic Epiphany power. Humanoid Skeleton: ? Humanoid Zombie: ? Necromantic Epiphany (Su): The necromancer knows well what happens to the godless when they die, and he intends to avoid such a terrible fate. At 20th level, the necromancer constructs a phylactery that he then uses to turn herself into a lich.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    ‘S cool. It was just a thought.
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  • Metea's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    "Aww," Metea fussed, though quietly. "What a cutie!" She was definitely looking at the dog, not Dain's bum, but one could protest too much. Metea, in general, wasn't pro animal- especially not compared to Dain, she was sure. And she didn't fully get what he was doing, but could grasp the arcane nature of it- and watched with great interest. Any mystical ability was useful. Any was worth...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    The problem is Atropals were never mortal, they are undead still born Empyreans and the biggest baddest one Atropus is said in MTOFs to be an Elder Evil that can grant Great Old One Pacts. For Tarrassque cultists I'd still use Great Old one pact, as its the most versitile pact, its Elder Evils, Ancient Primordials, and other very Alien beings that don't fit into other pacts, even Ubtao of...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 PM
    I’ll leave it up to you. If you want to reroll, you are allowed. If you have grown some weird attachment to playing a weak character, go ahead. But anyone who used the Enworld Dice Roller to rol 4d6b3 is allowed to reroll using another source.
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  • ClaytonCross's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 PM
    Well.... Ok then. At the least you can't say I didn't try to understand your point. Though, I am still curious what your play style is that doesn't follow my logic. Its good to know these things because a broader perspective can often clear a perceived issue just by looking at it from a different angle sometimes directly by allowing you to except it or indirectly by letting you see the issue and...
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  • Greenmtn's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    Harfiks amazement at the interaction with the weapons is clear on his face. Confusion takes over as a flood foreign emotions and thoughts enters his usually calm mind. He looks around at first almost in a panic trying to find out where the voices are coming from. Gradually calming as he pin points the two voices in his mind. Harfik tries to "think" to Aanzu. Prince Aanzu, Hunt your pray...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 PM
    It occurs to me that perhaps Angels should also have gotten the Titan tag, even though Devas are medium sized because they are made from the Divine Essence of Gods themselves, so there is over lap between them and Titans.
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  • Herosmith14's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    Honestly, I think atropal would work as an Undying pact better than GOO, though it makes some sense for AD. Don't know what to do for big brawler Tarasque, though.
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  • LostSoul's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 PM
    The result of the reaction roll sets the number of successes needed in the skill challenge before three failures. "Uncertain, cautious, and wary", the most common result, is 6 and it goes up and down from there. That doesn't necessarily mean there will be any conflict, so there may not be any rolls needed. The PC only rolls when there is conflict and the way I determine that is if I don't know...
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  • Carthum One-Tusk's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    Carthum watched the display- magic in action. There were so many different sorts of the mystical, and Dain's was very different from the flames and crackling pain energy of their other companions. But for the moment- he would hang back, letting Dain work his diplomacy on the hound. There was, of course, a concern that if their unwitting host awoke, he'd be afraid they were bandits, and that...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    Things I've noticed in reguards to deity rank, all pervious demigod deities got a promoted to lesser deities because demigods are now closer to traditional demigods and can't grant spells to clerics. Greater Gods Avatars are basically Lesser Gods, that could have interesting angles if their Avatars are unique from each other. Quasi Deities I hadn't given alot of thought to before, but I...
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  • JennieSanchez's Avatar
    Today, 11:59 AM
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    Now it's "disinclined" you don't seem to follow. Not only are you continuing to prosecute something I idly presented and haven't pursued, it appears our playstyles are different enough that discussion would be fruitless even if I was interested in disentangling your assumptions. Happy gaming!
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  • Caliburn101's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    Subclasses could have been better balanced, but a good book nevertheless.
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  • Caliburn101's Avatar
    Today, 11:48 AM
    I don't have my rulebook in front of me - is it castable at higher level? If it is, does it scale very badly? I know it's weaksauce, but what is the solution compared to the other duration based spell effect changes?
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  • Fanaelialae's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    IMO, that's a feature, not a bug. The Enchanter does eventually gain the ability to stealth charm people, but as a general rule I don't think charm should be the go-to move that a player pulls out anytime an NPC doesn't do what he or she desires. Charm spells shouldn't be an "I win" button that obviate social skills and the role playing of scenes.
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  • Staffan's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    Some of my players back in 2e saw slow poison on the priest spell list, and assumed it meant they would inflict a slow-acting poison on a foe.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 11:07 AM
    I'm really looking forward to the Constructor Psion who imposes their imagination and imaginary friend (Tulpa) on reality.
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  • talien's Avatar
    Today, 11:00 AM
    Gary Alan Fine's early survey of role-playing games found that everybody cheated. But the definition of what cheating is when it applies to role-playing games differs from other uses of the term. Does everyone really cheat in RPGs? Yes, EverybodyGary Alan Fine's work, Shared Fantasy, came to the following conclusion: Perhaps surprisingly, cheating in fantasy role-playing games is...
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    I think the thing with wizards is they don't pick a subclass until level 2. So you have to assume that they start off learning conventional magic, then learn psionics later, so it's like an extra trick. However, with Psions and (hypothetical) psionic sorcerers it can be assumed that all their powers are based on psionics. Personally, I agree that a metamorph class would be more desirable...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    I hate it, look at deity abilities in 3e and 2e they feel like they have the transformative powers of a God, worthy of the title, 4e and 5e deity stats are just boring monsters that only have combat abilities, and no reality altering power, its aweful. Its the entire reason I will never buy Tyranny of Dragon AP, Tiamat is just turned into a powerful combat monster that seems to have no other...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    I mean in D&D canon, not home brew.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    Deities that would destroy someone for merely being annoying are evil, it doesn't fit a Good deity.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    Death is no bar to my unholy necromatic power. Now sacrifice a dozen virgins to my mastery of dark powers or feel my WRATH mawahahahahaha.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    If I was going to merge the Phlogiston and a plane it would be the Ethereal plane, because its connects all the Mortal worlds, the Mirror Planes (Shadowfell, Feywild), the Elemental Planes, and in the Deeper Ethereal the Astral Plane, which fits spelljammer better.
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  • dustinlay's Avatar
    Today, 10:38 AM
    So as mine.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 AM
    I put them somewhere between Beings which are more like Empyreans in power and Q, AO would be at Q's level. I'm trying to think of beings in Star Trek at FR Deity power levels. I'd say the FR deities are roughly at the power level of Ego from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but that isn't Star Trek.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    Subclasses are more important to some classes then others, subclasses are hugely important to Sorcerers, who really only have Flexible Magic/Spell Points/Metamagic and Spellcasting on its Chassis, with everything else being fleshed out by the subclasses which is why different Sorcerer subclasses feel like different classes that all use metamagic, were as Illusionists, Evokers, and Warmages feel...
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    Thank you. This is a very good exposition of thoughts that bubbled up in my head just the other day. Although this is me sort of presuming to know others' thoughts, it almost seems as if the authors thought that phrasing rules vaguely and incompletely (even when it would have been just as easy to be precise and complete) somehow enhanced or facilitated their message that DMs are empowered to...
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    Today, 10:22 AM
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    Today, 10:18 AM
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