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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    Honestly if this is the underlining issue important iconic D&D classes that couldn't properly function as subclasses like Artificer and Psion should have been included in the PHB even if the price had to increase slightly.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    Hussar replied to 40 years...
    Started in 1980 after my older brother got me into it with Moldvay Basic/Expert. Been a junkie ever since and, with only a couple of breaks here and there, I've basically played weekly the whole time. Good grief. That's a pile of time. :D
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
    I developed my understanding by playing a character in 4E. If there are ways to play an effective 4E character which don't require strategizing the optimal moment to use my once-per-encounter and daily abilities, via synergies with other abilities (mine and those of teammates), then 4E did a :):):):):):) job of explaining those ways to me. Perhaps you can give me a better explanation than 4E did?...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    Double post.
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  • Quickleaf's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    I've been out of painting hobby for a long time, and have been enjoying getting back into it with Army Painter. Here's my latest mini with Army Painter acrylics (plastic from D&D boardgame, paint-on primed black)...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    A DM doesn't have to run for anyone they don't want. One can say "I won't run for you" and make it stick. Period, no discussion. No need to involve anyone else or get the buy in from the host or group. The DM has rights as well as everyone else. That's not kicking them out of the group, nor of the house however. If the group as a whole says "that's fine, we'll have someone else run",...
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 AM
    Magister's gaze...is Sil's heart racing from fear? Intensity? Just looking for some context to put their next meeting in. :)
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    They didnít really stealth in. The vast, vast majority of gamers arenít edition warriors. They donít give a crap over the 3e/ 4e/ PF feud. The good bits of 4e were kept. And, as shown by this thread, a lot of 4e stayed in. 4e initially sold more than 3e. It was a huge hit for six months. The opinions of a few people on the internet didnít sink the game.
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 AM
    YMS-09 Prototype Dom The prototype of the MS-09 Dom that was mass produced by the Principality of Zeon originally for their invasion of Earth, but in Coreline the YMS-09 is a cheaper version of the MS-09 Dom. Designed as a high-performance ground combat unit, with higher speed than other previous units built by Zeon, by adding a series of high-powered thermonuclear jet engines in the legs and...
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  • Hjorimir's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    I'll admit, I'm confused.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    It always shocks me just how much writing style matters. So much of 4e made it's way into 5e, but, because the writing style was so different, and the information presented differently, people just accepted it as "part of the D&D experience". Heck, the two step short/long rest mechanic, which was so derided in 4e, appears in 5e with a small change (5 minutes to 1 hour) and no one bats an...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    But who is to say whether those real-world factors would even exist in a fantasy world? Does a fighter suffer PTSD after killing a thousand orcs? Does the rogue suffer nutritionally from living off of stolen trail rations for six months? I would assume not, because this is a fantasy world, and we don't want to deal with that. In deciding to wear heavy armor all day, I am making the decision...
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  • Thateous's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    Everett dislikes his odds and chooses to put some allies between himself and the enemy. disengage to Q13
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    Hate. Hate with the fire of a thousand blazing suns, into which he should be cast one after another until even the memories have been burned away. Then maybe - just maybe - we can have our Aragorn-based Ranger class back.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    Apples and oranges. Hitting a specific target with an arrow is a HECK of a lot different than hitting a specific point with a grenade such that you can tell that target X is exactly this far away and target Y is exactly that far away from the point where you are throwing a grenade. And, yes, I was referring to the 4e rules (and 3e as well) where you couldn't realign the grid. As was...
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 AM
    Yes. In Technicolor. Spoiler Alert: IT WAS AMAZING :cool: Narrator: And it was amazing.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 AM
    That sounds a lot like you're trying to game the DM. You're abusing their willingness to scale foes to your power level by intentionally under-representing your power level. I'm just going to assume that this is a joke which isn't translating well in this format.
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    "Any course we take must avoid the cities," Silhouette says quietly. "To go near them now is to risk annihilation or capture. Our only protection against eyes in the sky is the sheer size of Faerun. We must be lost in it." Her gaze lingers on Landor. "Dreams of a dead god, and of the man who attempted to assassinate his way to sole rulership of Baldur's Gate...and now a prophecy as well....
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  • Archon Basileus's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 AM
    The group barely has any time to get their bearings. From above, taunting cries and bashing shields can be heard! How could they know, so quickly, of the conflict taking place down here? A woman's voice can be heard, first debating, then screaming in pain. Suddenly, a fizzle is heard, and a round, bulbous object flies down, bashing against the walls of the shaft, right towards the elevator's...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 AM
    It's nice when people actually recognize the issue, even this far in, without resorting to all sorts of straw men and other silly buggers. And can say it succinctly without resorting to hundred line dissertations.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 AM
    A is a table-level game-misconduct penalty, if proven. See ya. B is a problem. If it's the whole campaign e.g. an entire AP then you'll probably have to toss him. If it's just one adventure and you're already partway through you could just live with it until the next adventure. In any case it's always a good idea to ask before using a module* if any of the players have been through it (or...
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  • doctorhook's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 AM
    True story. 4E had some great innovations to D&D, a good number which stealthed their way into 5E. (I regret that 5E left behind a few more.)
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  • Buddha the DM's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    "If we're forced to travel up the coast Waterdeep would be on the way to the Anauroch desert," Soumral says and she idly picks at her food while thinking. "The only problem with travelling past Waterdeep from here is that we'd have to go past Baldur's Gate which could pose problems." "If we go that route I'd recommend we stock up on supplies perhaps a little more than normal as a precaution,"...
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  • happyhermit's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    Like a lot of RPG terms, the definition is rather vague. It's a bit of player authored stuff (often a sort of backstory) that the GM uses to help "drive the narrative", shape the world, tailor it to PCs, etc. AFAIK the term comes from Ron Edwards "Sorcerer", but as he says something similar has existed for ages. ETA; http://www.indie-rpgs.com/archive/index.php?topic=1359
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Anuire 4 Baldurís Gate 20 Blackmoor 20 Calimport 20 City of Brass 21 City State of the Invincible Overlord 23 Fallcrest 16 Free City of Greyhawk 23 Glantri City 20 Huzuz 22
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 AM
    That's quite the claim there. Well who cares what the professionally offended think? It's been repeated half a dozen times that you'll never make everyone happy. This argument is the same kind of clap-trap that supports ideas like "Why make murder illegal, someone is still gonna kill folks!" It's not just silly, it's STUPID. Of course someone will never be happy no matter what you do. ...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 AM
    Lanefan replied to Spell Volumes
    Unless you put a minimum thickness or dimension on it, yeah - it gets crazy. Either that, or they meant one 2x2x2 cube per level and worded it badly. Wouldn't be the only place this happened. And it's not just restricted to volume. Take a look at Reverse Gravity, particularly the duration. Look closely. Then think it through... Yes, it really does mean that if cast outdoors in the...
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    The next post is up.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 AM
    He beams a smile at her before he enters the temple. "I think he likes you," the Magister says quietly. "Well, he likes your determination and zeal. Be quick of mind and physically tempered and the monks might become more pilable." She glances at Sil's face. "If you let anger guide you, however, you will make enemies of them long before the Dragon Empire subjugates our world." She sighs and...
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  • Hjorimir's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    Thank you for the kind words, Antharias. Also, welcome to ENWorld!
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  • The Grassy Gnoll's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    I love the tables for unique qualities. One PC got a wand that feels sinister and makes him uncomfortable; whoever he uses it to cast a charged spell, a small physical effect occurs. So far four fingernails have turned black. He is freaking terrified of it! But he will not give it up. Love it! Thereís a kind of Raistlin vibe around it and everyone is dying to see where it takes him. Itís just a...
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    Anuire 4 Baldurís Gate 20 Blackmoor 20 Calimport 20 City of Brass 21 City State of the Invincible Overlord 22 Fallcrest 16 Free City of Greyhawk 23 Glantri City 20 Huzuz 22
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    Oh yeah, to that I really wouldn't argue, I don't think d20 does modern very well.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    Lanefan replied to Spell Volumes
    I really think that range is a typo and is supposed to be 10" + 10" per level (so up to 180' for a 5th level caster). Otherwise yes, the caster is going to hit herself far more often than she'd like. :) One thing I did a long time ago was convert all ranges, AoE,s, etc. into straight feet, dropping the 'inch' notation, and listed each separately for indoors and outdoors where relevant. ...
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  • Antharias's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 PM
    Hjorimir, that is beautiful. I am busy fleshing out my cities and such in word form but lack any creativity when it comes to actually putting it down to visual format so +1 to all you have done for this and one day I do hope to do the same. Honestly, really jealous of your players right now and congratulations on doing such an amazing job. :)
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  • Yavathol's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 PM
    Gambling
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    Wow, I should try this. I commissioned someone to create the final version of my world map and I printed it on a large format printer I have access to, but the colors are dull and it just doesn't look anywhere as near as good printed as it does on when I display it on a large-screen display. I think I'll try the Vista Print with a glossy finish. Also, Cooperjer, thanks for the...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    From his vantage point, Shillaadrini is able to witness the effectiveness of the horse's assault. He also sees the malevolence of the surviving bandit. Taking grim determination, Adrin draws and fires at the bandit who stuck Sarvek. to hit d20+4-4=19 DG: d8 = 3
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    So to beat it down to the basics: the player makes stuff up as the goal of the action declaration which if successful becomes part of the fiction, while on a failure the DM gets to make stuff up to explain said failure. 'Bout right? Yes, it is. But the ask-the-GM approach avoids any risk of the player potentially - dice willing - authoring the solution* to the problem she herself presented...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    Normally, my advice would parrot those who advise to confront it like an adult. Talk to the person in private. Be calm, measured, respectful, but firm. Etc. Other have written about it better in this an other threads. But I'm confused. It sounds like you have a great group of long-time friends. The guys aren't gelling. He's cheating. Why do you feel the need to make such an effort? It seems...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    Kickers? What's these?
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    1) Browse the DMs Guild If there isnít one: 2) Maje your own. Sell on the Guild for cash.
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    I just hope that they are bold and creative in their design, otherwise the class will suffer...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    I really hope they are not included in the Mordenkainen's and you make a rage-rant YouTube video at Mike Mearles that quickly degrades into a mad man's stuttering.
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Well, much of that is likely, yes.
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  • mach1.9pants's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Even video games are trying their hardest to enlarge things you can get in tabletop, I pay a lot of video games and read about them, something which comes up more and more is the desirability of 'emergent game play' - a prime example is Sea of Thieves, the game itself is repetitive and sparse, but throw in shenanigans with other player paste crews and it's fun. But it'll be along time before game...
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    The best of your understanding is woefully inadequate. It's one of the minor-footnote tragedies of the hobby's history that the best understanding so many people were able to acquire of 4e was derived almost entirely from one side of the edition war.
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  • Kaodi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    ?? The only problems were that our group only lasted to about level 7 I think before disbanding and that even if it had gone on I would have had to survive for another 13 levels to get to the point where I would be in a position to do it. You fight Kyuss at the end of Age of Worms I think?
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Funny, I voted hate because while I was reading the books I kept glossing over the emo whiner's Drizzt's parts to the characters I actually cared about. I mean seriously, get over yourself already. Almost as bad as vampires that sparkle in the sunlight.
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  • DreamsAndPixies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Because I hate myself, I wrote an article about Alignment. Yes, another one to add to the pile. But since the game is ever changing, it is natural to update that kind of thing. Link Here is the TL;DR Alignment historically is born from the embedded fight between Good and Evil in Greyhawk, then Faerun. It was considered key to the game
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  • Searinox Nagharha's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    As Darian moves up towards the Worg Searinox takes this Oppertunity to charge around the beast. Charging up his blade it starts to hum with Magic as he runs past the beast he thrust his blade forward, sending the magical energy into the beast. Searinox will Move to the opposite side of Darian. Booming Blade Piercing dmg Thunder dmg if it moves
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  • Gavin O.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    I feel like players who like to optimize their characters brag to much about the fact that they're optimized, because you're right, the DM has an effectively infinite difficulty slider. Therefore, the most optimal strategy is to deliberately undersell your character's power and not let anyone know what you're truly capable of.
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Means and ends, an interesting question: tactical encounters are an element of the game, but it is easy enough to have full four sessions without any tactical encounters.
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