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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 PM
    Every adventure they published had some background and story to it, however thin. But my point was that his example specifically references ignoring or adjusting the die roll for the purpose of more exploration that “would be particularly exciting.” If you want to choose to believe that there was no story (which we know is not the case for all people playing D&D at the time because prior to...
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 PM
    It's pretty much the same idea, phrased differently. If magic is possible, it's a magical universe. There's no way for magic to exist as some sort of "plug-and-play" extension that attaches to an otherwise mundane universe in a way that makes sense, despite genre conceits. (I'd allow that exceptions exist if the magic is actually some sort of highly advanced science, like in Mark Lawrence's...
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 PM
    Sure thing, totally welcome to join hero4hire
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 PM
    There is Cyber-Psychic Alignment that lets you ignore Strain. I might be open to healing it but would have to figure out what is a fair way. In Shadowrun is was VERY dangerous for mages to use Sim patches, etc. as in the early days it lead to Burn-Out, which is something I kind of liked. But maybe... I am open to the idea of moving Armored Business Suites back down to Protective clothing......
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  • Warpiglet's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 PM
    The issue I have is goodness of fit with the DM on the part of players. There should be a discussion. I have no issue if a DM cannot fathom a cleric/warlock. It is in fact their world. Whether or not I play in their world is another matter! A lot of the hard line "no!" we see is based on what a particular person (DM) thinks about the role of classes in their world. I have no problem with...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 PM
    1. By that point, Borne is complete. All it does is make it slightly harder for Ob folks to cross, but it doesn't stop them. 2. The GM would have a sympathetic NPC go with them. They'd be spotted by shadow trolls and guards, the GM would run a frantic scene where a troll tears apart the sympathetic NPC, and the party has to run like hell to escape as the transition slowly fades them back to...
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  • Quartz's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 PM
    Do tell. If you mean that attack rolls against the person prone have disadvantage unless within 5', remember that there may be attackers within 5'. I'm thinking of dragons with minions etc.
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    Absolutely, I mention the ready option in another reply. My issue, though, is that it causes the game to get caught up in the minutia of the rules to figure out how we can ensure the goblins won’t get their turn and gain a potential chain reaction like that. I’d rather focus on the fiction than the rules.
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 PM
    It’s never slowed down our campaigns when O still used initiative, going back to AD&D. But to each their own. I’d prefer to never see combat on a grid ever again. But that wouldn’t be enough to make me choose not to play either.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 PM
    Chick spun his Gythka around and prepared to defend himself from foul magic.
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 PM
    Responsibility for PCs making sense is on the players. If the player cannot make sense of, say, a Pal/War multi-class, then don't do it. But if a player can make sense of it, then multi-class away! That's how it should be. But on this thread and others, I see a depressing tendency of, "I can't make sense of it, therefore you are not allowed to do it!" How dare you stomp on my...
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 PM
    Yeah, in a world where goblins have been at war with humans, elves, dwarves, and other intelligent races including spellcasters, I wouldn’t even question it. However, a cowardly goblin stopping to help its “weaker” friends? More importantly, creatures often don’t wake up instantly. To stop while there’s an imminent threat when you don’t know if the others are alive or whether they’ll wake up...
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  • Gladius Legis's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 PM
    Use this as a reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_military_personal_equipment From that, looks like for armor any of chain shirt, scale mail, breastplate or chain mail would be acceptable. Weapons should most likely be short sword, dagger and javelin. For late Empire, replace short sword with long sword and javelin with spear. Definitely want to use a shield. Subclass should...
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  • Pauper's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 PM
    Agreed - though the dirty secret is that AD&D adventures were pretty much all like this, it's just that nobody remembers the really crappy modules. (The Forest Oracle, anyone?) To my mind, though, the best part of the Ravenloft Campaign Setting were the sourcebooks -- they invoked the mood of the setting and gave great ideas for you to put together your own stories in the domain, which is...
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 PM
    The Basic Rules say "The DM makes one roll for an entire group of identical creatures..." There are no exceptions or variants called out. (Not that prevents the DM from doing whatever he or she wants.) There are variant initiative rules in the DMG, but those appear to be solutions to resolving initiative faster such as using passive Dexterity checks or handling turn order by the "side" of the...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 PM
    That someone in the real casting a cantrip would mean we have serious misunderstandings about the nature of our universe is totally not what I get from Aldarc's posts. It seems that he's still saying what he started with: everything is magical in D&D land; there is no mundane. He says thus to support the argumebt that every nechanic can be narratively supported in fiction as "it's magic." ...
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  • Gladius Legis's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 PM
    I forgot Guidance was on the Druid list. So yes that would bump up that feat.
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 PM
    A Partial action would be fairly easy to do in 5e, just remove(npi) the Move leaving the character with just his Action - he can use it to Dash (OK, stagger) if he really wants to move. It would sorta fit the way badly-wounded protagonists often act in the movies: staggering around in agony, but able to succeed at the one thing they've gotta do before collapsing...
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 PM
    Don’t have it in front of me, but if I recall the DMG (maybe it’s the PHB) provides several options, such as individual for all monsters. Also not the group initiative doesn’t require you to group all goblins together, for example. The DM decides how best to group them, and a “group” can be a single individual.
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    Backed. Never got to play it, but the system is awesome.
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    No problem. So you will probably get a fair amount of points regardless. Once I have your sheet and Astral's finalized I will restart.
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    ...and cast Feather Fall.
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 PM
    Ahhhh...I did remember the point break, I misremembered the amount. And yeah, the book knowledge could be part of the same array, I guess...that is a good point. Of course, then the total possible value of the boosts would skyrocket, but I think I'd be inclined to keep it about where it is, for sanity's sake. Thanks for going over this with me. I've missed a lot of sleep this week, and with...
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  • Kobold Boots's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    1. Geeky - agreed. The conversation has legs though because if you go back through the list of threads that end up with hundreds of posts before they die, it's always the meta conversations and by the end, it's always the same people continuing and posting in it. Self included, though I tend to be on the "seriously?" bench. 2. How "metaphysics" work in a game world is left open and allows...
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  • atomicovermind's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    Reign is a high fantasy game where you can give quests instead of taking them. Reign presents a world that isn’t in immanent danger of being destroyed—it’s a world full of complex cultures, old grievances, religions in conflict and sullen old schools of wizardry that can crisp off your arm. In addition to the usual FRPG heroics and enchantment, it has a system for statting up nations, or cults,...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 03:56 PM
    posting by request for Telerian Hawke As Bolo, Turtle, Vadin, and Saemund move to the T in the path searching for signs to follow, Tor moves with them, glancing at the stack of metal bricks as he goes by and moves up the inclined path to the west a few strides. He feels no need to add to the search, instead he intends to guards those already at the task. He readies his sword and holds his shield...
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  • toucanbuzz's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    That would bring back the 0 to -10 concept, which helps with the idea an Elephant curb-stomps an unconscious character (2 fails) and the character hangs on somehow. I'd still want to stick with the "no spillover" D&D concept. Theorycraft: when you hit 0hp, any future damage goes to Vitality. Upon hitting 0, if you opt not to become Staggered, make a Death Save. Succeed and you're unconscious,...
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 PM
    Did you remember the cost break from making your Tome spell array removable? Also, Tome Knowledge would be part of the same "device" The book is removed both are removed. Which may be to your benefit math-wise. Remember that EASILY removable is a 2/5 cost break, not 1/5
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  • robus's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 PM
    Certainly Beau's failure to stun the druid didn't help - and that was all down to the dice. And with both Keg and Nott effectively not fighting they were quite short handed. It was gripping stuff.
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 PM
    SO... * higher damage than any ranged weapon (one step up from heavy crossbow with loading property; two steps up from longbow without) * effective range of 200' (33% further than previous maximum) * all the advantages of Prone, but not the Disadvantage * with a max range of 1000' (400' greater than a longbow, 66% further) * using Strength for both attack and damage, so that character can...
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  • Arilyn's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    This is a really geeky argument:) The default worlds of DnD make no sense physically, magically, economically, socially...
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 PM
    Makes my blood boil, that does. And selling a 30 page PDF for $15, though? That’s a mite bit overpriced, I'd say. Still, at this point I'd expect nothing else from Gary Simpson. I do wonder if From Software sent a cease & desist his way at some point. I noticed that all the Soulsborne content that was advertised originally (like trick weapons) was missing from the meagre PDF we got. Even if...
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  • Pauper's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 PM
    This presumes that you have a high enough Armor Class that dodging actually appreciably reduces the odds that an enemy will hit you. If you're looking for a spell you can cast every round and have it be just as effective every time you cast it, then yes, Blade Ward (probably) isn't for you. Here's another example of how Blade Ward can be more effective than Dodging, taken from this Reddit...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 PM
    The climb begins as an inclined marched, tiresome but not difficult. Searching the area as the crew progresses reveals no hidden ingress, no secret path, nothing. The gap through which Raven Elk first noticed the far steps was, horizontally, about 50 paces from his view point and vertically about 10 paces. The 50 paces seemed more like 500 with the labor needed to transverse it. Finally, at the...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 PM
    Keth peers around the corner and just at the very edge of his dark vision he can see the tall figure about 55 feet away as well as one maybe two kobolds. They are standing 10-20 feet away from the stables. Of greater concern (perhaps) is the light flicker of flames on the stable wall 65 feet away. One of the kobolds seems to be dowsing the flames but then the flames flare brightly and you're...
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  • Kobold Boots's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 PM
    Thank you to everyone who has contributed. The tool of choice for my needs has been determined to be Fantasy Grounds. Key Factors: 1. LUA - I'm very familiar with LUA from spending years hacking the World of Warcraft UI. 2. It just looks and feels better to me than the R20 UI 3. Full D&D 5e support. 4. Community feels right. Not too large or too small.
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 PM
    But that isn't the point. The point is that if someone became capable of casting even the simplest cantrip in the real world, it means that our materialistic, mechanistic view of the universe is wrong, and our entire universe is actually something different than we think it is. That's the point Aldarc is making.
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 PM
    Sorry, I tend to think of "common sense" and "Newtonian mechanics" as pretty much synonymous. :)
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 PM
    No, the PHB hints that magic is pervasive, not that everything is magical. That's a neat setting idea though, sounds like something I did in a 4e campaign -- people used minor rituals for mundane tasks, eg swweping the floor. Well, you did do the original /mic drop, yes? Or are you implying my comment wasn't i response to yours? And, as I said to you when you questioned ne via message,...
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  • neuronphaser's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 PM
    For anyone who comes across Game Natural's website trying to scam new customers on this release: http://www.neuronphaser.com/scam-alert-the-hunters-mark-is-back-on-sale-because-stealing-20k-wasnt-enough/
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 PM
    I'd be inclined to use the monster rules, and just give them two or more of the martial art's career exploits, depending on how competent they are.
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  • Flexor the Mighty!'s Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    Yep. I always viewed it as fire is an element, not a chemical reaction, etc.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    I wouldn't even go this far. I think that most of the physical events/interactions in a fantasy game happen at a sufficiently high level of abstraction and granularity that common sense tropes are enough to sort them out. But do carts come to a halt because of friction, or because Newton's first law doesn't hold, or because the air impedes the motion of the earth? The D&D rules certainly...
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  • igrwgqiy's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol Eye motion and desensitization reprocessing (EMDR): It is a modern therapy which is fantastically effective within Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol remedy of sufferers with a trauma or past tension. Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol therapy is primarily based on bilateral stimulation and right/left eye moves that have Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol effect of activating Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol...
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 PM
    It's actually a significant advantage if you're at range and not suffering disadvantage.
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 PM
    Originally a build, but 'updated' to a sub-class to conform with Essentials.
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  • Brian I's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    Thinking mainly of NOW, with its focus on martial art styles / careers and stances - thoughts on how folks might want to see martial artist enemies (either as a GM or from a Player perspective)? Usually the WOIN guidance is to build NPCs as monsters, and no issue there. NOW includes several NPC types which fall into the martial artist realm (martial artist, ninja, etc.). But for key /...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    It's not Aldarc's position that I don't get! It's the position advocated by Emerikol and others.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 PM
    As I said, what the hell is "life force", and how is it not magical? It's certainly not a real or mundane thing! Multiple posterson this thread (you as one) have argued that action surge and/or second wind are metagame, because they are decisions taken by a player that do not correlate to decisions taken by that player's character.
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  • toucanbuzz's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    I haven't explored DM's Guide (yet). If you have come across anything you recommend, holler.
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 PM
    If you have a need for new players let me know.
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 PM
    There would be nothing wrong with house-ruling it as a Con save, and I do see where your player is coming from. At the very least, I would rule that disadvantage from restrained shouldn't apply to a save against the restraining effect. That just feels spiteful. However, it's also fine to say "I'm running this one by the book." And, in any case, you shouldn't feel like a mid-game ruling is...
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 PM
    Essentially, the PCs had been chasing fleeing goblins well before they reached the pillared hall. It was a hit and run battle until they drove off a group of goblins, then barricaded a supply room and set the contents ablaze to shut that down as a way to get around the party for a flank. At that point the PCs busted into a chamber with a white dragon wyrmling (which connected to the pillared...
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    But the idea of a "life essence", that can be transferred by will and symbolism, is inherently a magical one. Magic is a worldview, not an attribute.
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 PM
    Better. As I said @Aldarc's position defines everything (animate or inanimate) as magical and given his interpretation of the core rule books (at least of 5e) it is fair. It is not something I adopt for my table but it is certainly an interesting idea, IMO.
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  • ChaosGenerators's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 PM
    Added NPC Builder from RPG Tinker.
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    Basically, I have trouble reconciling the idea that things like atoms and electromagnetic forces exist in the same universe where the building blocks of the universe are air, earth, fire, and water. Either a universe is mechanistic or it's supernatural, it can't be both. We just use Newtonian mechanics to understand basic interactions in a fantasy universe because it's easier for us to...
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    Kanna blinks as the fog evaporates from her mind...the fog she hadn't even known was there until it was gone. She tucks the gold away in her pouch and draws her curved halfling blade out, growling the word that is the declaration of death among the little folk. "Defiler." Init!
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    The wizards used that life force and converted it to magical power. 1) Fighters don't convert anything to magic, and 2) a fighter drawing on reserves in a reasonable manner to push himself isn't something anyone here has objected to.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 PM
    Blink Dog 24 Boggle 13 Dryad 26 Green Hag 4 Korred 22 Meenlock 18 Pixie 25 Satyr 20 Sprite 22
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 PM
    Inherent in your question is an assumption that the DM has to resolve everything the exact same way all the time regardless of the circumstances. I don't share that assumption.
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    Hm...I may have been confused. At the time I posted, I was on the tail end of 3 days of vastly insufficient sleep. The damaged group was the one NOT boarding us, yeah? I was thinking at the time I kind of wanted to not be boarded. Focus fire does make sense, but not getting overwhelmed in melee is also something, as the player of a wizard, that does not sound great. lol Compounding things,...
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 PM
    And I actually misspoke on that - he was wielding a warhammer. Which just makes it worse.
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  • Mort's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 PM
    Lorenzo is almost certainly an Oni, the glaive, the fighting ability and the cone of cold made me almost certain last week. I Believe it was confirmed this week, though I couldn't make it through the whole episode and heard it from someone else. That puts him at a CR7 himself. The M9 in their weakened state would have had a tough time against him on his own. And he wasn't alone, he had a...
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 PM
    I think it's your game and if makes sense that the second roll should be con, then so be it. You could also leave it as dexterity save and explain it as the eye beam maintaining focus kind of like a mystical goo gun slowly covering her in petrification. Of course that could have other side-effects like the beholder retreating or getting killed ending the effect. In any case, I agree that it...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 PM
    Also, life force - whatever the hell that is - isn't a magical phenomon, but a fighter choosing to draw on his/her reserves so as to push him-/herself hard is? I don't get that either.
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 PM
    Is 4venger a subclass? Ahead of your time! :)
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    OK: in D&D can fly, although that would not be possible in the real world. Fighters in 5e can choose when to push themselves extra hard, knowing that if they burn their reserves now they won't get them back without a rest, which is not too different from how people in the real world can do that. But fighters' second wind and action surge in 5e are magical, while dragon flight is not? ...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 PM
    So they made it like the force, where magic flows through everything. They did not make everything into magic. You pick up that rock and throw it at a creature weak to magic and it's not going to have any increased effect. That rock is mundane. The force flowing through it is not. You can draw magic from the rock, but the rock is not magical. Suffused with magical energy is not the same as...
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  • Voadam's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 PM
    Voadam replied to Undead Origins
    Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide Zombie Rotter: ? Zombie: ? Undead: Undead fuel their minds and protect their corpses from dissolution through powerful necromantic rituals—especially liches, whose never-ending acquisition of arcane knowledge has propelled some into contention with the gods themselves. A few cling to the Shadowfell or to the world, continuing on as ghosts or other insubstantial...
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 PM
    It's a glitch in the Matrix, caused by the game rules butting up against the assumed fiction of the setting. What the goblins did is probably a little over-powered. But then, the sleep spell is probably a little over-powered too. I wouldn't worry about it.
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  • pukunui's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    pukunui started a thread Petrification Ray
    Hi all, During this evening's game, one of the PCs was targeted by a beholder's petrification ray. The effect requires the target to make a Dex save or begin to turn to stone. The PC failed this save and became restrained. The effect then states that the target must "repeat the save". That is to say, a second Dex save, only this time with disadvantage due to being restrained. She failed this...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    Except explicitly not. Darksun defiles use the life force of plants, not magic from anywhere. It takes the life essence and then converts it to magic. It doesn't steal magic from plants and then use it. Having your life force taken hurts. Just for the sake of argument, though, let's assume that life force = magic. It would only do so for Darksun, as that world is the only one where...
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  • Buddha the DM's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    Just take it easy. We'll be here when you're ready to come back.
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    delericho replied to Common cold?
    Like other posters, I wouldn't bother with a mechanical representation. If a player chose to describe his character as having a cold, I'd take the opportunity to use that as flavour text when describing successes/failures.
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    Okay so a humanoid soul, essence of life, is a source of power which is valuable in the Nine Hells and elsewhere. A rock less so, because it doesn't have a soul, and therefore no source of power. But going back to the humanoid soul example, this reverts to whatever God creates (including life) is Godly (magical), hence the value in a humanoid soul. Therefore this position is creation is an...
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  • Coroc's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    jasper two things about that, if some Mobs run the logic thing is to chase them they might fetch backup else, which does not improve the chance for a successful rest. The bad luck here was that the Party chasing ran into the backup. The goblins chain awakening - the unlogic part about that is - that the first goblin would try to either run and leave his buddies OR the other Option for the...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 PM
    @Aldarc's position is that both the Fighter and the Dragon are magical. Your comparison above compares a noun with an action.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    jasper replied to Common cold?
    Jasper does not put his finger under LordEntrails nose.. ACHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After the fight scene cut away to high flying shot of Lord and Jasper dead bodies. Their entrails are scattered over the court yard. THE END. Roll credits. edit to add I would add. Before stealth checks roll d20 against the dm. If dm wins you at disadvantage. If you have buddyit a straight roll.
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    Today, 01:18 PM
    So as iserith said around post 33 … At that point in the session, they were talking about a retreat to rest. But they talked themselves out of that idea…. So the dm gave them an chance to retread and they got stupid. I have no problem with what iserith did in the op. Now for those who don’t do initiative or everyone acts at the same time or in logical order. How does that work? Does fighter...
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    Leonan goes right after the front line, if something needs blasting, he needs to be close :)
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 PM
    You haven't missed anything. It's useless. Just dodge instead, and pick another spell.
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  • EarlyBird's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    Move to the corner and peek around Keth slows down his mad dash and peers around the corner cautiously...
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  • Coroc's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    My normal sleep houserule is if you so much as intend to attack a magical sleeping target it instantly awakes. That is needed for fair game and balance. If you use sleep RAW it is a Level 1 instakiller, ok ok Magic Missile with autohit will also maybe kill a 4hp mob, but still.
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    Today, 12:52 PM
    CapnZapp replied to Common cold?
    Heroes don't take bathroom breaks, catch colds or complain about aching knees. I'd simply say "you catch a cold and feel miserable at any time except when it counts" That is - no mechanical penalties. Role-play your misery all you like but even a -1 is too severe for a common cold, and 5e doesn't really do mere -1s. In the choice between disadvantage and nothing, the choice is easy:...
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    Today, 12:51 PM
    More like +0/+25 per round. 7 per attack; three attacks at level 11; plus some more for GWF rerolling ones and twos. And that's a conservative estimate (no minmaxing)
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    Today, 12:50 PM
    Or, just, I dunno. Throw more/tougher monsters at the group until the threat level is appropriate for the group. Throw in the occasional monster that is immune to fire. Adjust the game slightly to fit the group. I know. Crazy talk.
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    Today, 12:47 PM
    Which they still could have done with readied actions. The player probably just didn't think they couldn't kill a sleeping goblin - he just had a really bad roll. Not saying other initiative/turn order systems are bad. This is a bit of an unusual situation. Times I've seen it, at least one bad guy was still awake.
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