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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Augusta, Lady Gregory 15 Bulfinch, Thomas 23 Cook, Glen 24 Hodgson, William Hope 10 Jemisin, N.K. 22 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 24 McKillip, Patricia 23
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  • Tyler Do'Urden's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Augusta, Lady Gregory 15 Bulfinch, Thomas 22 Cook, Glen 24 Hodgson, William Hope 10 Jemisin, N.K. 22 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 24 McKillip, Patricia 23
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    Basically, he's saying that when the being he has a pact with gets angry, he tells the warlock "You feel angry right now." It's then completely up to the player how he roleplays that. He can sulk in a corner. Yell at someone. Punch a wall. Seethe in silent anger. Bury it so no one knows. And on and on. As I mentioned above, as there is an in game reason for that influence(like charm,...
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  • pogre's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 PM
    From the beginning, of course I am a much, much better DM. However, there was a point in my late 20s and early 30s I had so much more time to put into my campaign. It was a rich tapestry of homebrew goodness and I threw myself into every session. I just do not have the time to hit that level these days. I'm still a solid DM, but not as good as I was back then.
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  • Baldurs_Underdark's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 PM
    One campaign session, the characters were just fooling around and not achieving anything at all in terms of strategic goals, but they did a TON of character development. It was the most fun ever, with epic decisions and hilarious consequences, none of which were important to the original storyline that I wrote, but which became important that day. I realized that crappy pulp books have flat...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    That is fair. We do use the optional flanking rules in the DMG. Just to be clear, your objection is house rules being made on the spot? Generally our house rules usually originate in-game and get carried forward to future sessions and campaigns.
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    Don't go blaming 5e for your DM's dumb call. The rules offer encouragement to adjudicate and only use rolls when success is actually in question - it's not the edition's fault your DM didn't heed that advice.
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  • pogre's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 PM
    I am a DM mostly, but I do play occasionally. It would take a lot for me to leave a game mid-session, but not much for me to leave a campaign. If I do not feel a good chemistry with the other players or the DM, I usually just tell them I am not a good fit and move on.
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  • Inchoroi's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    This sums up my objections nicely. Well put.
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    I stand corrected. I'll admit, I just timed myself reading the same sentence and it came in at a shade over 7 seconds. I still stand by my comment of waiting until my player speaks before committing to any judgement. In fact, the more my players speak, the more time I have to think about my response. I've come to learn that unless I say "The monster charges forward, roll for initiative!" I...
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 PM
    I must admit that when I read it I understood it as 'DM control'. That's what got the 'worst thing a DM can do' response. Perhaps I misunderstood.
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 PM
    How this fits into what I'm saying; first, cooperation is best, no-one disagrees with that. Second, sure the DM can say "you feel angry". But I, the player of that PC, can say "Actually, I was expecting this so I don't feel angry, but I'll pretend to, just to let him think he's riled me". Or, I can go with it. It's up to me.
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  • AkaKageWarrior's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    We are always the same level. Different levels within one party can be fun, but mostly it's somehow annoying and / or frustrating. So if someone dies, the player will come back with a new character the same level.
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 PM
    The idea was that The Fiend wanted to corrupt the paladin, but only slowly. Corrupting the paladin too quickly means a corrupted 3rd level guy. The fiend wants to (finally) corrupt him when he's a high level guy. So much more tasty! So the imp (disguised as Odin's raven) has to subtly influence to PC into darker and darker solutions to his problems. Since the PC has the pirate background and...
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    9 seconds at my typical speech rate. Bandwidth of speech is low and asynchronous. Made worse by protocols that open channels that need future information to complete. Subject-action-object-supporting clauses structure substantially eases verbal as opposed to written communication. Especially when there is a high chance the supporting clauses are unnecessary.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Augusta, Lady Gregory 15 Bear, Elizabeth 0 Bulfinch, Thomas 22 Cook, Glen 26 Hodgson, William Hope 10 Jemisin, N.K. 22 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 24
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  • Voadam's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    Voadam replied to Undead Origins
    Dungeon 156 Specter: ? Ghoul: ? Zombie: ? Deathlock Wight: ? Boneshard Skeleton: ? Decrepit Skeleton: ? Jacobux Kincep, Ghost: In life, Jaccobux was a wizard and a professional adventurer. He developed a thirst for knowledge in his old age and became a prodigious collector of books. He read avidly right up until the moment of his death, and his deep regret that he had so many books left to...
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  • Rya.Reisender's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 PM
    For my games it's: Roll a new PC at level 3 (assuming other party members already reached level 3); level 1+2 are too squishy for me and seem to be intended more for getting new player introduced into the ruleset, so I allow to skip those I guess gone means no chance of revival? Because I allow spellcasting services (as specified in AL) too to bring a dead character back to life. I also...
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 PM
    Thanks. There are 3 different editors bundled with the forums, I'll try the other two in case one of them supports it. The WYSIWYG will sometimes flash the raw code before converting it. Maybe the text editor leaves it in view.
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  • Mercule's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 PM
    It depends. As a baseline, I voted for "equal to lowest level PC". That includes the departed because it only takes one time of having a player get his character shivved in order to catch up to the leader before I say, "Let's not do that again." You never come out ahead from dying. The most generous is break-even. Currently, we use milestone advancement, so it'd be "same as everyone else". Do...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    Kalorn glared at the other urchins, putting his hand on the pommel. Mentally, he urged Sooty to circle above and spot would be ambushes and robbers. Luko might lead the party to an ambush - or lumber into one, and Kalorn didn't relish the idea of splitting the kid's skull over an honest mistake. He didn't hunch his shoulders to ward off the cold. His head was held high and his eyes darted...
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  • Tallifer's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    <laughs> I definitely pissed one player off when as dungeon master I turned off his background triphop music on his mp3 player and started playing Harmonia Artificiosa by Ignaz Biber on my PC. I simply got carried away in the moment of describing a particular scene.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 PM
    Sure. And I explained what it was. All working as intended! :)
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  • Rya.Reisender's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    I started to follow unwritten rules for good DMing based on discussions in the old WotC forum and later on this forum. Some which I remember right now: - Never hide rolls - Never lie to your players - Reward creative ideas - If you feel some player is not having fun, talk with him - Never make PCs do anything the player didn't state - Give full XP also for encounters that have been...
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    This DM's Brain doesn't get confused and waits until my player finishes speaking his or her complete thought before jumping to conclusions about what the player is trying to say - just like I do in real life. I mean saying that whole phrase takes what? Three seconds? Sure its wordy, but if it helps a player get into their character, fine. I also expect my players to wait for me to finish...
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    According to the 1st Ed DMG, PC abilities only apply if the player specifically calls for their use. Therefore you should reroll that '1' if and only if the player of the halfling specifically reminds you about his "Lucky" ability. (IIRC, the actual example given is the then-elven ability to automatically roll to detect secret doors.) Though I can't say I would actually run it like that. :)
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    The thing is Morrus, I''m reporting this stuff because it's unusual and may speak to database corruption or other issues and if it is a problem, it's best someone be informed. If you'd prefer to not get told, I'm happy to stop.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    I agree. In the current 5e game that I am playing in, I play an Oath of the Ancients Paladin, as that fit best for the god that he follows, not so much for the fey aspect. The DM is running a story that he got from a book that he read, and in it are some artifacts that are needed for the quest. One of them is a chalice that I drank from that allowed me to basically form the equivalent of a...
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 PM
    Any DM who sees the word 'paladin' on a character sheet who is then triggered to do their utmost to try and strip their RAW abilities away is showing themselves to be the wrong DM!
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  • knikpiw's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    This is inspired by the wolves Pack attack exploit: When 3 or more wolves are adjacent to the victim, the victim becomes overwhelmed, and is rendered Fatigued at the start of its turn. So I think this answers the question. It is not that your attack is giving your teammates a direct bonus but that it's pulling/ shifting the focus or attention of the person being attacked. So a NPC with 360...
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    And here you go again! Yeah, you could view my PC's background through a cynical lens of "ALL Pal/War players are powergaming munchkins and their fluff only exists to try and excuse badness", but again, that says more about you than it does me. Yes, I went into a lot of detail. It's what I do, even with single class PCs.* But here's the rub: I didn't have to go to any trouble at all in...
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  • Tallifer's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    My campaigns are run with group experience since we have too many players who cannot make every session. Furthermore I currently have both a 1st level and an 8th level campaign, so anyone who likes the low-level stuff can play in the former. Regular players are not rewarded with XP and higher levels, but rather with more playtime, more involvement in and influence on the story, and often more...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 PM
    That is useful.
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  • Tallifer's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Augusta, Lady Gregory 15 Bear, Elizabeth 1 Bulfinch, Thomas 22 Cook, Glen 26 Hodgson, William Hope 10 Jemisin, N.K. 22 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 24
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  • knikpiw's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    I have the answer!
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    Funnily enough, I've just started a process of going through a lot of the paperwork I've generated from old campaigns, including a lot of stuff I hand-wrote when I was a teen. It's being scanned and stored electronically, and then the hard-copies disposed of to make room. But looking at all that stuff has been a bit of an eye-opener! I think possibly the biggest shock has been the sheer amount...
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  • Rya.Reisender's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    You can do that but you won't have me as player. (Aren't there some optional flanking rules somewhere in the official sources that could be used?)
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    So you are triggered by your bad experience of players. So are some others in this thread. To be fair, some are triggered by their bad experience of DMs. I'm one of them. But what we should ALL be wary of is assuming that the player (or DM) WILL be a jerk! The quote above is typical of that attitude. It shows that you believe that ANY MC of paladin and warlock MUST be a powergame...
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 PM
    I left my 2e game after I got tired of the DM trying to continually push a political intrigue/kingdom building campaign when it was clear to me and many of the players we preferred a light hearted hack 'n' slash game. That DM was very much a control freak, telling us how we should be playing our characters. I left a Star Wars campaign because it felt like one player was trying to sabotage the...
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 PM
    delericho replied to Table Rules
    Hmm. Turns out I had more than I thought... 1) We're here to play. If you want to be here and want to play the game, you're welcome! If you don't want to be here, the door is over there. 2) This game is open to anyone who wants to play. Racist, sexist, or bullying behaviour won't be accepted. (Caveat: you can play a character who is racist, sexist, or whatever, but see rule 3.) 3) Your...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 PM
    Y'know, I think there might be, but I can't think offhand how. I know that sometimes when I edit a post I see the raw become and sometimes I don't. I can't think what I do different though.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 PM
    I know; I put it there. But your powers of observation do you credit. :) I'm just trying something. Ignore it for now.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 PM
    Oh no, our timeline is accelerating!
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 PM
    G'day Folks, Is there a way to view the raw BBCode of posts instead of the formatted version? I'm trying to figure out why I'm getting very odd line breaks in my posted replies -- I've been going back to edit the post to fix them, but I'd like to see if I can figure out where they're coming from.
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  • Rya.Reisender's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    I think you create yourself a lot of complications by doing this: - You will have to dictate players what they do without them having stated it "You take the wrong path and now are lost" or even be forced to lie to them "You find some tracks and follow them, they lead to a stream." (it's the wrong path but you don't tell them) - The player knowing something bad happened is not actually more...
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 PM
    It may be a single sentence, but the structure and content requires a fair amount of processing from the DM. Let's take a look: "Drawing upon my previous life as an acolyte in service to the church on the Street of a Thousand Gods, I try to recall lore about the significance of this figure." DM's Brain: "Drawing" -- what's he drawing, what's he drawing with? what's he drawing on? DM's...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 PM
    So DM's cannot create house rules at the table for the game? Sorry, I'm going to disagree with that. So in our last session a new player corrected me regarding 5e AoO, myself and the rest of the table had a relapse into old edition rules, and I was ok with it, but made a small amendment which I felt was necessary and it assisted my personal issue with the easy advantage received from...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Augusta, Lady Gregory 15 Bear, Elizabeth 1 Bulfinch, Thomas 22 Cook, Glen 26 Hodgson, William Hope 10 Jemisin, N.K. 22 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 24
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 PM
    Flight of Dragons--15 The Last Unicorn--26 The Hobbit--23 The Lord of the Rings--20 The Return of the King--8 Wizards--22+1=23 Princess Mononoke--25 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind--22 Spirited Away--21 Secret of Nimh--26
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    G'day Folks, There is a new visible forum called "General Tabletop Gaming" in the Meta section of the board. It claims to have 0 posts, but if you enter it, you see the contents of the normal "General Roleplaying Games Discussion" forum.
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  • Rya.Reisender's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    Abjudication is actually perfectly fine for me. If I want to climb a cliff and the DM determines no roll is needed and I just succeed (or fail), that's within the rules, so I won't complain that I don't get to do an athletics check. The problem for me comes only in when the DM interprets a rule incorrectly and doesn't listen to me when I try to correct him or when he intentionally changes a...
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  • Rya.Reisender's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    That's not according to the rules, though. To quote them: I think the rule are clear and simple enough, no need to add extra checks for it.
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  • KenNYC's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    I quit a campaign because of the over-reliance on dice and skill checks. I was a ranger trying to cross a 10 foot river that was 3 feet deep and had no current. Just to be on the safe side I took off my clothes so I couldn't be weighted down, tied a 50 foot rope around my waste, tied it to a tree, gave it to the Barbarian in the party to hang on, and I waded in. I described it all in...
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  • Nagol's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 23 Augusta, Lady Gregory 15 Bear, Elizabeth 3 Bulfinch, Thomas 22 Cook, Glen 25+1=26 Hodgson, William Hope 10 Jemisin, N.K. 22 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 24
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    I prep less and we play more. Like a good lecture, having a few tricks in the bag can help but the real art is knowing what not to prepare/saving time by not overpeparing. I also use a tried and tested teaching technique of having one or more 'go to' players that can read up or call out on certain rules or spells. Means I can focus on say, the bigger picture and all works together to keep the...
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  • Grognerd's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 22+1=23 Augusta, Lady Gregory 15 Bear, Elizabeth 5-2=3 Bulfinch, Thomas 22 Cook, Glen 25 Hodgson, William Hope 10 Jemisin, N.K. 22 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 24
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 PM
    In short, I trust any reader with common sense to completely disregard your blatant shilling. Two things. 1. Your's and @OB1's definition of trivial obviously clashes which is perhaps causing some of the disagreement. It is true some of us have more time for prep than others and therefore what is trivial for one is not necessarily for another. Also if I recall correctly, OB1 is a game's...
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  • Zerdal's Avatar
    Today, 11:59 AM
    Zerdal replied to Welcome Thread
    Well, hello there, I guess. ;) Long time lurker here, after a long hiatus I've decided to finally register my account.
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  • ced1106's Avatar
    Today, 11:58 AM
    This is Tiny Furniture's second crowdfunding project. Since they're located in Russia, they're not currently eligible to run a campaign on KS. link Tiny Furniture: http://tiny-furniture.com/products
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    Didn't see this thread, but I did see a bunch of duplicated threads the other day and deleted them. That was probably this.
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  • staticdrifter's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    This is not necessarily true. While it may seem so at first glance, a cleric with absolutely no knowledge of lock picking may still aid a rogue who is picking a lock. The cleric may be simply holding a torch so the rogue can see better and thereby facilitate the opening of said lock. The cleric must still make an assist check. If he is successful in his attempt, the rogue may add a +2 to his...
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    Lorenn discreetly gives a silver and winks to Luko, "Make it for the fun house, got it matey?"
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 11:35 AM
    Alexander, Lloyd 22 Augusta, Lady Gregory 15 Bear, Elizabeth 5 Bulfinch, Thomas 22 Cook, Glen 25 Hodgson, William Hope 10 Jemisin, N.K. 22 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 24
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  • Unregistered's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    Everything goes through cycles of being large to small to large again, like cellphones. So after a long trend of “megadungeons” Tiny Dungeon 2E is a refreshing change of pace. The “tiny” is less about size than simplicity, and it's a full game system, not just a setting. In fact, it comes with 20 micro settings that can be fleshed out as much as you want, making Tiny Dungeons more...
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  • staticdrifter's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    They may be labels, but they do represent two very different ideas that do matter a lot. Assume you are a player looking for a game in a world you are familiar with, say Greyhawk. You find a DM and he tells you he has some personalized features in his game. This is fine, he will present you with what boils down to flavor text about his particular world of Greyhawk. It will not matter as much...
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  • Baumi's Avatar
    Today, 10:54 AM
    This tool gets better and better! 8D Thanks!! The only thing I don't get is how to use the 5 Room Dungeon. Most Rooms are way to vague to use it on the spot. Any tips on that?
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 AM
    Yep, that would be me. :) Okay, under this model, I would start the new PC at fifth level - same as the lowest-level surviving PC. Though one of the things I have been toying with, since 5e seems to handle mixed-level groups better than either 3e or 4e, would be to start the new PC one or to levels lower, but then granting double XP until they catch up. That way death has some meaning,...
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  • Seramus's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    Everyone stays at the same level. More fun for everyone at my table.
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    Miss Imogen rolls in her sleep. For a moment, she shivers, though the air remains muggy and warm. Her pack is nearby and, in her slumber, she reaches for the Chultan doll afixed to the outside of the pack, which she had been given by the young child. She holds it close as if for comfort. She shivers again.
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    Don't ask your players to make pointless rolls I used to constantly let my players check for traps in hallways where there are no traps, or have them make perception checks when there was nothing to perceive, as a bandaid so that they wouldn't know when they are in actual danger. I am so glad I stopped doing this. I just straight up tell my players the outcome of their action, without a roll...
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  • Kierann's Avatar
    Today, 10:09 AM
    My favourite book!
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    Bump?
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  • Cleon's Avatar
    Today, 10:05 AM
    Works for me. I don't recall the details, but it's easy enough to check the Original Thread… Yes, it looks like Shade and Demiurge liked the idea of them not being able to create spawn. There's no mention of the original description saying they could do so!
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  • Cleon's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    I'd make the spell resistance higher than that. A 5 isn't terribly effective. Let's see, of the SRD Magic Item list's wondrous items & artifacts a mantle of spell resistance grants SR 21, robes of the magi SR 18, a scarab of protection SR 20, a staff of the magi grants SR 23 and the shield of the sun SR 15. I'd go for somewhere in the SR 15 to SR 20 range. The original MR 25% is equivalent...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    Why not? Not every character gets involved in every xp-granting situation. Hell, not every character comes along on every adventure. And a range of levels within the party is inevitable over the long run, for the following reasons: - players cycling characters in and out of parties - level or xp loss (even were I running a system that in theory didn't have this, I'd put it right back in)...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 09:48 AM
    Honestly, it's surprising this didn't happen sooner.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:35 AM
    The game falls comically short of even starting to admit that once you actually use the rules in the PHB, everything falls apart at high level. Fixing this is possible, but only if you are experienced, and have set aside enough prep time ahead of play. Calling the effort involved "trivial" is detached from reality. The way you claim to speak for everybody utterly trivializing death is not...
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 AM
    Responding to Qawasha Chrysagon said "This temple could be a good shelter. Easy to defend."
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  • Prickly Pear's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 AM
    Sesto followed Kalorn and Luko down the docks. He chided the other urchins when they were pulling his sleeves to get his attention. Despite the urchins, it was good to be back on solid ground again.
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  • ChaosGenerators's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 AM
    The settlements for the 5E Prep Tool now use the 5E Quick Settlement, which is affected by the chosen terrain.
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 AM
    What's appropriate just depends on the game. I've used single-party-tally XP in some games, where the PCs are a group doing stuff together and expectation is every player makes every game if they can. 4e and 3e/PF suit this approach, especially in Adventure Path type play. My 4e Loudwater game ran level 1 to 29 over 5.5 years on a single XP tally, and no one missed out from missing a...
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    If it is just flavor, then why did you originally write: "The rule states:"
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM
    I agree, but there is a specific case where the player knows the NPC is lying due to metagame knowledge (eg player heard an earlier conversation), but the PC does not know (PC was not there). In that case I may use Insight v Deception and have the PC bound by the result.
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM
    I do not punish players like that when real life gets in the way of our little fantasy game. The closest to that any groups did that I have ever been in was award half XP for missed sessions, basically awarding them as if they were NPCs for the night.
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:07 AM
    Apparently, there's still some remaining problems. In this post there seems to be an embedded image that's been uploaded to ENWorld. When viewing the thread I'm not seeing anything, and when I try to post the image link into a new tab, I'm getting a cross-site hacking attempt warning. What's up?
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  • mortwatcher's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    Alexander, Lloyd 24 Augusta, Lady Gregory 15 Bear, Elizabeth 5 Bulfinch, Thomas 22 Cook, Glen 25 Hodgson, William Hope 10 Jemisin, N.K. 22 Kay, Guy Gavriel 23 LeGuin, Ursula 22 Lynch, Scott 24
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    It's seems my Firefox Quantum (ESR) browser and/or the new NoScript addin still have a problem with ENWorld :-/ If I'm entering that link into a new tab, it's reporting some cross-site hacking attempt...
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  • Karma Kollapse's Avatar
    Today, 08:52 AM
    Just make sure that Captain Dale provides them with the most important weapon for fighting in the Bleak Gate:
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 AM
    Player's choice -> If you die in my games, I'll ask you (as well as the rest of the group) if you're fine with creating a new character, otherwise we make up some alternative penalty, less than death but still a significant one. I never really liked the idea that "bad luck" should be more acceptable than bad playing, but at the same time I think that a lot of "poor/stupid decisions" are pretty...
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  • fobia's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 AM
    I used to get into arguments with a friend who played like that in every single campaign. The first tabletop RPG I played was Shadowrun and my DM at that time was very good at making the tactical element of that game a ton of fun! Even though it sometimes stretched over literal hours, we loved to plan our heists, gather intel, make plans and so forth. So I became very frustrated with said...
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