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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 AM
    I haven't DMed the game long enough into high levels to be able to say much about the robustness of the CR/XP system. However my feeling is that many of the complaints about it come from people who are either expecting too much of it, or not even using it appropriately but fudging it grossly. I know I fudge it, but at least I don't complain about the results :/ I think that many of...
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  • Rya.Reisender's Avatar
    Today, 11:01 AM
    I kinda like the low difficulty, because what I do is I tell my players I'll not modify the difficulty from the official adventure path. Then I'll try my best to TPK them, but I still fail at it every time. My player of course notice that I'm not going easy on them at all and are always careful with what they do because of that. Also when I give out the official XP noted on the monster blocks,...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 11:01 AM
    I've also discarded the phlogiston et al and have races sail the Astral Sea. The hyperspace is a nice touch.
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  • Hatox's Avatar
    Today, 11:00 AM
    My party had a lot of downtime recently, and most of them lived in a modest lifestyle (1GP/day) during that time. But while they were resting they also had someone build them a fort. Now that the fort will be finished soon they asked me if the costs in the future will only be the 50GP/day (divided by 5 players) for the maintenance costs of the fort, or if it will be 10GP+lifestyle costs for...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 10:53 AM
    @JonnyP71 correction Battle Master 13 Eldritch Knight 11 Way of Shadow 8 Oath of the Ancients 6 Arcane Trickster 13 ninja'd by @Paul Farquhar
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 10:51 AM
    Arcane Trickster should be 13, only +1 for an up-vote.
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  • Rya.Reisender's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    I only joined the D&D community with the 5th edition, but I personally just don't see any need for 3rd party content. Playing out a single official adventure path completely takes me several years, so definitely longer than the release rate of official adventure paths and I would be wondering "Why get something custom 3rd party from someone I never heard about and don't know the quality of,...
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  • JonnyP71's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Battle Master 13 Eldritch Knight 11 Way of Shadow 8 Oath of the Ancients 6 Typical Paladin, it just keeps coming back, irritating me by its mere presence. Arcane Trickster 14
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    Battle Master 13 Eldritch Knight 11 Way of Shadow 8 Oath of the Ancients 8 Arcane Trickster 12
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM
    As soon as they cross the bridge, they become trapped in a haunted village, and find themselves unable to leave, until they undo the wrongs that were done to the village for it to become haunted in the first place.
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  • Quickleaf's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    The PCs in my Tomb of Annihilation game gained the alliance of an ancient elven lich (who originated pre-Mezro days & has only heard of Mezro's description or possibly visited once) Ė an NPC I added to the story. In exchange for releasing the elven lich from an demiplane prison, the PCs entreat the lich to teleport them to Mezro, a ruined city that doesn't actually exist on the Material Plane and...
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    Do Warforged have hearts? If not, then no problem! Well, not that specific problem. Maybe other problems. If you're charging someone who isn't another lancer lancer charging back at you, then a lance to your heart, or head, is also less of an issue. Jousting isn't nearly as much fun as pursuing fleeing infantry or archers, and turning them into shiskebobs.
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  • fjw70's Avatar
    Today, 10:21 AM
    Hadnít thought about that. I may have to incorporate that.
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 10:21 AM
    Can Khefren jump on the caster? Or is he to far away already?
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    Warhorses were sometimes much more expensive than other horses. Reasons probably included the training necessary to take direction, quickly, from signals given only by voice and leg/foot pressure, without relying on reins. The skill of *giving* that direction is also significant. Riding without reins strikes me as difficult, even with a very well trained horse, all the more so if one has to get...
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 10:14 AM
    Not prone but given Tarsin's back ground and the actions of the group I think it's safe to assume you know something is a miss.
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  • Zadolix's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    "Ye must be running short on foodstuffs and drink for all these lubbers no? Do ye need assistance procuring supplies for the folk?" he said to the Mayor. He unpacked half of his rations and handed them to the Mayor. "Here, take these dried meats, keep ye children fed". Zadolix stood by Everatt, looking up at the noble elf "I fear ye cousin may have met his fate at the hands of the creatures,...
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 AM
    Why not both? :p Moonwalking into the circle while admiring the thing in his hand, Lorenn telported back to the camp.
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  • Plutancatty's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    Battle Master 15 - 2 = 13 Eldritch Knight 11 Way of Shadow 10 Oath of the Ancients 7 Arcane Trickster 11 + 1 = 12
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    "I 'v got a cable for the trap. And the cell, if it's what this thing likes."
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  • Prickly Pear's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 AM
    Ha! Is Lorenn just standing there admiring the big magical thing or is he bolting to the teleportation circle?
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  • Baldurs_Underdark's Avatar
    Today, 09:54 AM
    The Mongols conquered nearly all of Eurasia on horseback, while shooting arrows from their composite bows. All pictures of archers on horseback clearly show they do NOT hold on to the reins. Riding without holding on to the horse does not seem to be a major issue. However, all pictures that I can find of knights wielding lances on horseback shows that these definitely DO hold the reins in the...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    I do not think the encounter guidelines are the issue as much as the actual monsters themselves.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    Me neither. Iíve been a third party publisher for D&D for nearly 20 years.
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    Kneeld in front the dead creature, Chrysagon stayed contemplative. It was close. Kelemvor protection saved his life again. "Fear ends where faith begins..." whispered Chrysagon. Then joining his companions, "Nice style, Rodrigo. I should learn this parry trick. Is anyone hurt?" After Qawasha speech, Chrysagon searched his memory, trying to remember his Father old stories about this land. ...
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  • Psikerlord#'s Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    You might find this of interest, some other options to make 5e more challenging: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/241570/5e-Hardmode
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    Battle Master 14+1=15 Eldritch Knight 13-2=11 Way of Shadow 10 Oath of the Ancients 7 Arcane Trickster 11
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:17 AM
    That's because the general idea of reducing a population in order to save them (or their environment) _is_ rational, as has already been pointed out in this thread. It's the over-generalization and scope that turns it into madness. I recall reading about the 'advantageous' side effect of wars of reducing populations. There's definitely precedence. I think it's more a question of morality than...
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  • Psikerlord#'s Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    Yes, such is the Problem with Story, as I like to call it (more specifically, the problem with pre-plotted story arcs, most prominent in 1-20 level adventure paths).
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  • Liam McGrath's Avatar
    Today, 09:11 AM
    Liam McGrath replied to a discussion Dragon Helm - An Introduction in group Dragon Helm
    check that, you're waist deep in quicksand. You're not in immediate trouble, but you can feel yourself sinking, and you can tell you'd better get out of this quickly, before you sink much further.
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    I would hesitate to call this "effective." I mean, you are still only getting one extra attack per round, as a bonus action, and that depends on your mount not dying.
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  • Tormyr's Avatar
    Today, 09:07 AM
    Immediately, Rantle swung into action. He told Trinja and Zed to attack a single target in the middle (showing off the Commander's new Leader Tactics) and organized them into picking off one at a time. Dro'marri was surrounded and almost knocked out. He disengaged and ran behind some allies while Byron used his Wayfarer's Step to teleport to the top of a roof. He hurled vicious mockery while...
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  • hbarsquared's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    Janus Alderan Lawful Neutral Human Soldier Fighter JANUS ALDERAN Human (variant) Fighter 1 Soldier Lawful Neutral
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 AM
    Well I would imagine you could get a kid that age to engage in a physical game of "D&D", where you do not necessarily use die but other methods to resolve conflicts. So for instance you could set up the small plastic soldiers/monsters/tokens as the bad creatures on one side of the room and use marbles to knock them down (via rolling) from the other side of the room. You obviously narrate the...
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    I think it's quite OK for a DM to ask the players what fantasy settings or genres they would like to play... it's not that different from a bunch of friends discussing which movie to watch or which tabletop game to play, unless you feel like the DM is really apart from the players. It's just more natural for a DM to make that decision herself, simply because the initiative of playing D&D comes...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 AM
    Not quite true. There are the rules for improving skills or stats in Book 2. Having recently used them, I can report that they're not much like D&D!
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    2 lances & no shield? Good way to take a lance to the heart, just sayiní.
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    Who is rating it higher? Some CO guide? If so, the guide usually explains why it's rated higher. Judging from the powers' names, they also have different energy types: Thunder vs. Lightning. Often, that's the most important difference between two powers since Sorcerers tend to be highly focused on a single energy type. The types of monsters you expect to face can also impact your decision:...
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    As everything seems going very well with the staff, Lorenn casts detect magic and send his mage hand into the pile of gold, searching for the biggest magical thing the hand could grab then fly back to thief. A leopard can't change its spots, Lorenn assumed... Final Countdown Initiative: 1D20+6 = +6 = 22
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  • MarkB's Avatar
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 AM
    As a third-party publisher. Paizo published Dungeon and Dragon magazines under an official license from WotC. They also published a number of modules and accessories (their "GameMastery" line) under the OGL - which was also an official license from WotC.
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  • Shu Meili's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 AM
    It's a pun. :) I make a comic strip called Thieves Can't and I'm just branding my sheet with that logo. The comic is here if you're curious. New version of the sheet incoming.
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 08:25 AM
    Not bad at all! Sea elf monk, here we come. 16, 15, 14, 13, 13, 10 Underwater game: 4D6.HIGH(3) = = 10 4D6.HIGH(3) = = 16 4D6.HIGH(3) = = 14 4D6.HIGH(3) = = 13 4D6.HIGH(3) = = 15 4D6.HIGH(3) = = 13
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  • industrygothica's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 AM
    "I was thinkin' of a crossbow bolt in her ear," Carolina says. "But your way's probably better..."
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 08:22 AM
    Caerth thinks for a few moments while studying the corpse and the armor. "That's made from the hide of a woolly rhino," he points to the armor. "Most propably from the Northlands, although this guy doesn't seem to come from that place. Probably stole it, or killed the previous owner." The half-orc raises an eyebrow, and adds with uncharacteristic wit, "A wererat criminal. Who would've...
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  • StormbringerAUS's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 AM
    Don't know about RAW but just plain silly
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  • StormbringerAUS's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    Isn't it Thieves cant (as in a type of language) rather than Thieves can't (as in unable to do something)?
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    The cat is trapped in the rubble! Every instinct in the former farmhand tells Wilhelm to help out the creature in distress, and he moves towards the ruined building alongside Buddy without thinking. He starts removing bricks and pieces of wall, but very soon is sweating and tired. "This is not going to work," Wilhelm says. "We need some help. Perhaps from Halruhk; he seems strong. Stay...
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  • StormbringerAUS's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 AM
    I would be very excited to be invited to a Greyhawk campaign, though to be honest would love to be invited to play just about any campaign but as a player who remembers 70s and 80s Greyhawk would have a special fondness.
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  • happyhermit's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 AM
    Sorry, I meant the people I know IRL. We always just considered them to be publishing under a license. Even now that I am looking I am having a hard time finding them referred to as second party publishers. Plenty of talk and info about the arrangement but little (I have seen nothing actually) in way of that terminology from the fandom let alone the industry. I wasn't arguing that...
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 AM
    I'll give KahlessNestor another day or two to respond, then I'll get things moving again.
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    Ah yes, I did forget about that! Thanks for the reminder!
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  • Immoralkickass's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 AM
    1. Reroll 2d12 2. Reroll 3d12
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  • Tormyr's Avatar
    Today, 07:19 AM
    Yup. I have a house rule for falling damage that does more damage per foot but allows a creature to negate damage up to the value of an acrobatics check. Rantle jumped off the 20 foot roof, risking up to ~15 points of damage, but he stuck the landing. That and his dashing good looks and swagger caused Dro'marri (or more likely his player) to declare, "I already hate this guy." :)
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  • Shu Meili's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    I am making the note space SIGNIFICANTLY larger. Looking for a way to add an at-will attacks in the available boxes.
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  • Searinox Nagharha's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    "Propably just messing about is my guess." He walked over and janked his dagger out of the last goblin. "does it matter? They would have been a danger none the less." He then makes his way Outside. Towards where Devana should be buried. This Time, slightly More careful of his surroundings.
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    Wow -- welcome to the boards. What a kind, supportive response you give to a post made six months ago answering someone else's question.
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  • UngeheuerLich's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    Good question. I am not sure the rules are 100%clear about that. Maybe I'd allow you to reroll all dice because the feat is rather underwhelming.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 AM
    I dunno. "I'm going to wipe out half the population of the universe to save it" isn't exactly the most rational of ideas. Do we really need to be explicitly told that Thanos isn't running on all eight cylinders? Then again, apparently so since people have actually argued that this idea might actually have any merit. :uhoh:
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    We who happyhermit? I've seen second party publishers referred to quite a number of times, particularly in 3e discussions where you had different "tiers" of publishers - those that were using OGL and those that weren't. How would you describe Paizo's publishing Dungeon and Dragon, if not a second party publisher? Or the Dragonlance stuff that was published during 3e which was certainly not...
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  • Immoralkickass's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 AM
    The poor rating is because nobody wants their loot to be turned into stone. They want to kill the enemy and take the loot.
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  • flametitan's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    You're not the first one to come up with this idea, but I'm not sure how well it'd work in practice. Nevermind the whole mount issue, I'm not actually sure how easy it is to ride a steed in combat while both your hands are busy with lances. That said, if it is that easy to ride a horse without holding onto it, then by all means, go for it! Just make sure not to have too much cheese in your...
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  • MetaVoid's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 AM
    Shayuri You missed +3 to attack from Adrians song - you probably hit both if barely. And you get +3 to damage too.
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  • EightPackKilla's Avatar
    Today, 06:55 AM
    I can answer for the beastmaster. for battles and combat, its weaker than all the other rangers, seemingly. but for RP, can be quite fun. I reiterate. Everything depends on 1. short campaign vs long combat heavy vs rp heavy and makeup of the rest of your party. a pure survey like this, really isn't anything other than people's gut opinion based off typically 1-2 times total playing 1...
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  • EightPackKilla's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    PURE MURDER HOBO I like how you not once suggest or convey, that the rolls, good or bad, can be used in RP elements, for persuasion, deception, insight, etc etc etc etc. Ever roll a Nat 20 after your idiot ranger says the reason you're breaking into a room, finding a secret door, and trying to kill someone is DYSLEXIA, and that the nat 20 Performance of acting like you're Dyslexic turns it...
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  • EightPackKilla's Avatar
    Today, 06:42 AM
    Always impressed by how little credit the Rogue Masterminds get. Shows how little people RP. Manipulate NPCs, and maybe convince some bandits/etc to turn traitor on whomever they work for. Underappreciated helping allies etc. Shows how most ratings are based off of "pure murder hobo". too many X-factors involved to make a pure ratings like this is supposed to be. Battle heavy
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  • AmerginLiath's Avatar
    Today, 06:31 AM
    But the lack of mechanics in D&D for the players adding story to the ďDMísĒ world doesnít stop that from happening. Itís been going on since Rob Kuntz added El Raja Key to Greyhawk...or even since Gygax added Castle Greyhawk to Arnesonís Blackmoor game! Thereís no algorithm at play here dictating the DMís control-as-referee over world-as-program. If the players have an idea what they want,...
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  • happyhermit's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 AM
    From the link; So, we can agree that in video game development, through colloquial usage the term has lost some of it's original meaning. I don't think it has in TTRPGs. I have been involved in them for a long time and have never heard of 2nd party publishers. We always considered it to have the original and more universal definition (2nd party is the consumer) and you are saying we are now...
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