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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 04:56 AM
    I'm not trying to be difficult here, but I don't understand the point of this. I understand how pemerton's style works, and that you can enact optional rules in 5e to give players that additional DM agency. For that matter , you can do it with any edition. It's just not spelled out in the game itself as an option in all editions.
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  • MechaTarrasque's Avatar
    Today, 04:55 AM
    I added the Limitless Adventures monsters.
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  • outsider's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    Which is why I said this:
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    Yes you do. It might take .0001 second, but you sit around until you all imagine the fiction that the declaration creates. The fiction comes after the declaration and nothing can progress forward without it. Playing the game involves using the wand inside the fiction. Without that in fiction use, there is no mechanic that is used. You keep repeating this as if being social...
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  • Aust Thale's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    ~ We are as protected from them as they are from us, but this can't last. ~ Vale instinctively attempts to dispel the Elder Stone Giant's rock-to-mud spell in a movement of his index finger on his left hand as if dismissing a fly; the spell fails miserably. Simply a fizzle. This giant's magic is too strong. Frustrated, he curses in dwarven under his breath, little acknowledging the...
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  • Zilong's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 AM
    Luckily it is pretty much a non-issue for the game I run as I fall into the camp that believes the classes as presented in the PHB are more like a basic chassis rather than an in world profession. Certainly, following the provided fluff makes things relatively simple, but it is not necessary. For instance: all magic users in the area the players are in belong to either the continent spanning mage...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 AM
    Since this is a two year old thread and the link in the third post is to a three year old post, I'm not sure if it's still terribly useful. But, go to that other site and download the python script.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 AM
    D&D has never handled this well. By the rules, yes, you would get your full suite of attacks against that one target. Note, that since there's no actual "charge" action anymore (outside of a feat that is), there's no actual difference, rules wise, what weapon you are using from horseback. And, since there's no bonus damage for lances, limiting them to a single attack would make them pretty...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 AM
    To be fair though, outsider makes a point. Players can get very, very shirty when the DM starts overriding character elements. I've heard it described as the "golden box" around a PC. The DM controls pretty much everything in the game world but, the only thing the player actually has any control over is that one character. Which can make some players very, very jealous in their protection of...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 AM
    Now, see, my argument would be "there's no meaningful definition of cause and effect here because there simply isn't a complete world state to derive all the causal process from." You could think of it like any of the 1st three of your examples are plausible, but SO ARE ABOUT A BILLION OTHERS (actually the number is probably close to a googleplex of others, though some of them may be so similar...
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  • Roadkill101's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 AM
    Once any chances for success or failure have been determined (by any preferred method), I have a d8 labeled as an eight point compass rose (or I'll roll 1d12 if using hexes).
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  • ehren37's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 AM
    While not a huge fan that the current reincarnate doesn't have badgers or non-humanoids on the list, it does open a rather interesting plot hook. Reincarnate makes you a whole new body. Presumably your old body stays intact, since it doesn't specify what happens. This opens the door for insane suicide squad scenarios, where characters voluntarily die, preserve their original body with Gentle...
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  • ProfessorDetective's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 AM
    And now GS9 is doing Monster cards (they announced ar Toy fair). My dreams may only be a matter of time.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 AM
    Mmmm, the whole point of the Shire is that everybody mostly gets along and there ISN'T any adventure to be had there. (Especially in the LotR movie.) Such adventure as there is, consists of either drawing the Bad Guys away (Frodo: "The Ring CANNOT stay in the Shire!" Gandalf: "No, It can't.") or chasing them out (The Scouring of the Shire). If you mean that you want adventures set in...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 AM
    The biggest problem with traveling in any given direction is that the terrain is rarely clear of obstacles for long, which is often what gets people turned around. EX: lets say you want to head south. You know that the Big River you are near travels south. Problem, Big River drops into Big Canyon after about a mile. The nearest path down is fairly circuitous and off to your left. So you...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 AM
    Honestly, for something as simple as "north" i would go with an easy DC check using survival (Team up for advantage) but also i could allow other proficiencies to apply as well - possibly religion if the setting uses constellations tied to divines etc. i tend to prefer to assume a decent degree of competence for what would be fairly routine aspects of daily life. I mean, if you were IRL...
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  • jaelis's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 AM
    Yep, your wit has convinced me! Actually I just realized how much fun it will be to let my dragons breath fire as opportunity attacks. I can see why you all like the idea.
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  • ehren37's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 AM
    Have to agree here. It's basically espousing genocide, which I can't see as anything but an evil concept. I also like a little more nuance in my games, where evil can be redeemed, rather than just murdering orc children to save time of killing them later.
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  • Hawk Diesel's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 AM
    CubicsRube I had a similar desire to expand on reactions in order to add some strategy to the round and because I find reactions are rarely used in games I play or run. My idea was to provide a specific kind of reaction based on your class. I'll try and dig 'em up and post them here for review. Might get some creative juices flowing. I think the main issue I had was thinking of a unique reaction...
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 AM
    It's really not a good look for any god, to allow its clerics to become warlocks.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    I'd knock about 7 off those numbers. IOW, a 13+ lets you go north. It's not like it's really that hard. OTOH, I'd probably ask for checks every hour or two to see if they can stay on course.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    The Elk lowered its head and munched a small bush, tearing the entire thing out of the ground and chewing surprisingly softly for such a large beast. It eyed Angis keenly and appeared to be considering his words. Suddenly there was a loud screeching noise from nearby in the forest. The Elk's head reared back and its eyes grew wide. It spun around as the screeching grew louder and nearer and the...
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  • DM Dave1's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 AM
    The DM doesnít owe the players anything - except to be prepared for the session and adjudicate the game fairly. If a character dies, itís because that is a possibility in D&D (and letís assume the DM is not being a compete jackanapes). There is nothing in the rules that says a DM needs to provide a way for a PC to come back from death. If the only way to come back from death offered by the DM...
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    I'd like to see a Fighter sub-class with multiple Reactions that can be used for only one thing, similar to the 4e Fighter. His "action" would be limited to something like an MBA: If anybody tries to get away from me, I smack him as he goes". I'm not sure what he would give up in return - maybe some Extra Attacks? I can see a Chronomancer with more Reactions and more options for them, but...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 AM
    If they have no locating devices, I ask for a skill check (usually Survival) if there are discernible signs of direction (such as moss, stars or landmarks). If there are none of those things and no alternatives, I simply tell them "At this time, you are unable to tell which direction is North." If they fail the skill check, I don't send them in a random direction, they are still free to choose...
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 AM
    Because Asmodeous already has your soul, so you have nothing to barter with. Second, do you really think it would be smart to try and make a side deal while worshipping Asmodeous? His high priests may serve as a special kind of devil when they die for reward for loyalty. You make a side deal, and your trip to he'll will come quicker than you want and eternity is a long time to be tortured.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 AM
    Are you planning to harvest the warlock's soul early, send the cleric to meet his deity in person, or what with that katana?
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 04:09 AM
    Right. An attack is an attack, but an attack is not an attack unless it's an attack. And heaven forbid if you assume an attack is an attack because that might lead you to be attacked. Except that of course that would not be an attack, just an attack. :-S
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  • Azzy's Avatar
    Today, 04:06 AM
    We shall summon him, then! O Morrus! Hear our invocation, and please merge these two identical threads!
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    A few things. First, I don't think it makes sense to judge a world similar to most D&D campaigns based on modern day ethics and laws. In many campaigns the world is harsher, punishment is more brutal, people live with what we would consider low level warfare. So if people don't have a lot of hesitance about killing goblins that are known to steal children in the middle of the night for a...
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 AM
    The idea works by the rules. The fluff will take some effort: I could see a cleric of a standoffish deity also making a deal "just in case". And of course why not become a Cleric of Asmodeus AND have a side-deal with one of his loyal lieutenants? However, like my Yawning Portal Trickery Cleric / Arcane Trickster Rogue, the mechanics are so MAD that you will be average-but-not-very-good at...
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  • hawkeyefan's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 AM
    Thereís a game called Godlike...itís a supers as soldiers in WWII game. They use a mechanic where players roll multiple D10s together, looking for matches. So maybe you roll 5d10. If you roll three 7s then they call it a 3x7. The width of the roll is a 3, and the height is a 7. Width determines when you act in a round and height determines the effect of the action you take, and if itís an...
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 AM
    Ancestral Guardian (B) 20 Arcane Archer (F) 16 Assassin (R) 21 Battle Master (F) 22 - 2 = 20 Obvious attempt to build a Warlord but too clunky to BE a Warlord. Battlerager (B) 20 Berserker (B) 20 Cavalier (F) 18 Champion (F) 20 Drunken Master (M) 19 Four Elements (M) 19
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 AM
    The bit I quoted was what stood out in my first read through a long post. I was wanting to cut to that chase. What about when the GM does something that creates a boring story? As you yourself have stressed, it's not particularly helpful to focus on ideal cases. I am trying to talk about procedures for play. A rule that says "The GM can veto/block/manipulate-backstory-to-defeat any action...
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  • marcoasalazarm's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 AM
    Well, one of the central ideas used to be, admittedly, that people could go through universes, but nowadays it's the fact people are stuck on the Core Timeline and all of the king's horses and all the king's men and even all of the so-called smartest and/or most powerful people in the multiverse haven't been able to solve the problem (so far). Thinking, blasting, inventing, hacking -- none of it...
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 AM
    My 5e Paladin loved Moonbeam. Come and get me, or try to get around me and get toasted. The Wizard in my Tiamat group used to like Shatter, even over Fireball. My Arcane Trickster uses Message more than anything else - including Mage Hand and the Illusion spells.
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  • seriousmoonlight's Avatar
    Today, 03:31 AM
    He would understand what they were shouting.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    No, that's the point YOU CAN'T! Because each one of those events which you are discussing as 'in game fiction' is related to the others by way of the game happening at the table in the real world! They cannot be analyzed on their own. This is also why my somewhat 'far out' comment about dependent origination is germane, because it points out that you cannot determine what was a chain of...
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 AM
    No, I do not think you're kidding... I even posted in that thread. However, any wizard that has taken that spell and not considered various dirty uses of it are... overlooking.
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  • Demetrios1453's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    If it's at night, and the campaign world has a reasonably bright star near the North Celestial Pole, like we do here on Earth, then a Nature check to go north when the skies are reasonably clear at night would probably only have a DC 5 or so, since everyone in a lower-technology world would be familiar with the night sky, and especially with something incredibly useful like that. In the real...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 AM
    You are right in that moving both before and after the attack can lead to silly outcomes. I am almost certain that the vast majority of groups simply don't worry about it. The most fair solution would be to make all three attacks, total up damage the normal way, and then narrate it all as one thrust if you feel it necessary. Making a single attack for thrice damage would lead to some...
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  • hawkeyefan's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 AM
    I donít know if itís so clear cut. Do you only define player agency by the ability of the player to author fictional elements? What about when the players do something that creates a boring story? What about the other examples I discussed? To pull just that bit out of my post and comment on it out of context seems pretty lousy on your part.
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  • mellored's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 AM
    Survival check <5 = they go south. 5-10 = they don't go south, but not really north either. 10-15= they go a little north. 15-20 = they go mostly north. 20+ = they go straight north.
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  • Lord Twig's Avatar
    Today, 03:12 AM
    "Nonsense. You're not going to make me sleep alone in an unfamiliar house, are you?" Mindra then quickly turned as her cheeks threatened to catch on fire. "So who painted these?" She steps over to the canvases and starts to lift the coverings, but stops before revealing anything and glaces back to Alene to make sure it is okay.
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  • Deus Machina's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    Leau leaves his instrument at his shoulder. He snorts and pushes his braids back. "Mortuary. Alright, good start. The dead are probably less dangerous than the rest of the city, anyway. Might smell better, too."
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  • CleverNickName's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    Ancestral Guardian (B) 20 Arcane Archer (F) 16 Assassin (R) 21 Battle Master (F) 21+1=22 The most fun you'll ever have playing a Fighter. Battlerager (B) 20 Berserker (B) 20 Cavalier (F) 18 Champion (F) 20 Drunken Master (M) 21-2=19 Never as cool as you want them to be. Four Elements (M) 19
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 AM
    This doesn't make any sense. You write as if there are two things that are causally related - first, the player says that s/he is a rogue pulling a wand out a backpack; second, in the fiction a rogue pulls a wand out of a backpack. But all there is is that the player makes the action declaration. That in and of itself establishes the fiction. We don't all sit around with our crystal balls...
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  • Eric V's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 AM
    How do you all handle PCs using lances while mounted with the Extra Attack feature? If there are multiple targets, spread out, I get it. What if there's only one target? They charge up on the horse, stab the enemy 4 times from distance, then keep moving? Has anyone played with alternate rules for this? I was thinking one attack but 3e style hit depending on how many attacks the lance user...
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  • outsider's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 AM
    Basically, if you're going to permanently modify my character in a major way like that without my input, expect me to do one of 3 things. 1: leave the character dead 2: roll a new character 3: leave the group I don't want to play a character my dm feels is amusing. I want to play a character -I- feel is fun. I had a DM once that thought I should be "thankful" when he said "oh, you can't...
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  • Carthum One-Tusk's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 AM
    Carthum nearly winced. "The council would brand your tongue for speaking like that. All's well. Go home," he instructed his sister. He imagined his stay would be short. Metea would have a much harder time, and not just because of her tongue.
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 AM
    I think I wrote about this a while back: while things like Plot Points increase player agency, allowing (as some people call it) "stage setting" by the players, they are at least in 5E, an optional part of the game and therefore subject to DM approval. Which is sort of the "trick" to player agency, (and always has been, in D&D at least) that D&D provides very little hard-coded player agency. ...
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  • NotRussellCrowe's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 AM
    Yes, thank you for your hard work, ForgedAnvil, your sheet has made it easy for my wife and I to enjoy our games. I hope that your hard work can continue in the future, having XGtE would be the icing on the cake too! Thank you and good luck!
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 AM
    I'd ask for a survival check. Depending on the result they may or may not get lost/head in the general right direction/etc
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  • Lachlan Mann's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 AM
    How do you actually use it?!
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 02:43 AM
    Sorry if it came across that way - it wasn't my intention. It's a gameworld assumption that makes me uncomfortable, but that's about me, not you. Don't let my baggage bring you down.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 AM
    That would be an example of what I would call a lack of player agency. The GM decides what is best for the story.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 AM
    I think I'm agreeing with you, but it's hard to tell. The game world is not like the real world. Most paladin problems occur when there's a misunderstanding about how the world works. It's not fair to judge the paladin by the standards of our real world, because their world is a different place where absolute evil is a known fact. If any particular game world lacks the concept of Good and...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 AM
    I'm going to illustrate what I mean by using an example. We can stick to 5e and incorporate the Plot Points from the DMG which, if you agree, essentially provide this DM agency you refer to. Your character wishes to seek an audience with a rather recluse noble-person. As a player you can come up with a wild number of possibilities for your character to achieve that goal. With a Plot Point (DM...
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 AM
    TIL: If it looks like an attack, sounds like an attack and moves like attack it is not an attack because the text doesn't specifically state it is an attack. BRB - Dragon breath'ing a few more villages. Cease fire? Truce? Ha! It is was it is - and that's not an attack! It's just well calculate collateral damage! BUUUUUURRRNNN!:D
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 AM
    Good sir (or madam). You think I jest? You think I am kidding? I must assure you that I am most certainly not. Behold, and see the light! http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?601209-Move-over-Fireball-and-Spirit-Guardians-there-is-a-new-best-3rd-level-spell-sheriff-in-town!
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 AM
    If the sun is visible and they know the season and time of day: They go north... ish. Otherwise, make a Nature check. Also make a Nature check if it's important to go precisely north, instead of ...ish. If the check fails, or if there is no possible way for them to know which way is north, roll dice in secret to see which way they go.
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 AM
    If the outcome of their action declaration is uncertain, I ask for an ability check appropriate to the approach they used to try to achieve the goal.
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 AM
    ADVENTURE 10: HOME INVASION PC Roster: Daleth Stormsea, elf wizard 2 Galen Thorne, human paladin 4 Kaspar Hardstrike, elf monk 4 Orion Nightsky, halfling rogue 3 Syngaard, human fighter 4 Game Session Date: 21 February 2018
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  • Prakriti's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    Ask them, "What do you mean by 'north?'" If they genuinely mean the cardinal direction (and not just "up" on a dungeon map), then, "How do you know which way is north? How are you getting your bearings?" Depending on the answer, I might ask for a Survival or Nature check to see if they can get their bearings.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 AM
    So, I told myself... What about... NOT HEROES people? How much money do they have? Let's imagine a wealthy - or really motivated - collector who just wants to have that magical item. How much money does she have? THE ASSUMPTIONS: 1: This collector is 60 years old, and has been saving since she was 20, so 40 years of savings 2: This collector has managed to save 10% of their income...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 AM
    Nanette Fabray has died. https://www.yahoo.com/gma/missing-cdc-employee-left-sick-10-days-ago-221436037--abc-news-topstories.html
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  • LegionError121's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    As the title asks :) what do you when players ask to go a direction when their characters are unaware of which way said direction is? :)
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    The monster manual? The game world is not the real world. Orcs, as written in the monster manual, good and evil as defined in D&D doesn't exist in the real world. What's funny here is that this is supposed to be a thread about how people have a hard time with judgmental paladins. Yet I'm being judged for taking D&D at face value, that orcs are an evil race. That a presumption of many...
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  • TerraDave's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    (You can do a feat)
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    The role of DM is different than the role of player. It's the DM's job to create the campaign world, NPCs, etc. that become the backdrop for the collaborative story that is created through game play. Let's call it DM agency. The players aren't supposed to do things like that, other than to create the history of their PCs. Player agency isn't increased by giving players more authorial power. ...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    Good points, but let us not pigeon whole this, there are many factors at play besides tradition* such as the type of game and mechanics, genre, preferred style of play by the players, published AP or module or free-style play, published setting or homebrew world...etc *I believe tradition is probably the largest contributing factor and this might be due to the fact that D&D which promotes...
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  • TallIan's Avatar
    Today, 02:12 AM
    Does Comprehend languages not allow Fistan to understand the giants shouting at the dragon
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  • Jeovanna's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    Grimacing at the situation, Jeovanna would come to the same conclusion as Dain- it was best they move on from here. The promise of violence seemed to have passed, but that did not mean there were other, uglier things happening here. She'd nod to Dain- they'd walk together for a bit, but only a bit. Jeovanna emptied her wine skin down her throat. Well. Another trip to the tavern, then.
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  • User_Undefined's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    Aside from Eldritch Blast, my warlock used Hunger of Hadar up through level 10. Now at level 14, he's been using Synaptic Static a lot or Scorching Ray if something needs to die right now or its concentration has to be broken.
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  • Cap'n Kobold's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 AM
    And that is fine. But the only way people have to judge whether you understand it is by what you say about it. If what you say about it is coming across as not understanding or considering the options, particularly when it does so in a derogatory fashion, people are going to assume you don't and try to help you out.
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  • seriousmoonlight's Avatar
    Today, 02:01 AM
    Ordrar: Your tactics work and the choker snaps off. The wounded giant staggers to his feet, gasping for breath. The majordomo is terrified and begins shouting in an unfamiliar language towards the dragon. The younger giant whips around and yells alien orders too. It appears they are battling to command the beast and the Majordomo is winning. _: 1D20+3 = +3 = 14 _: 1D20+3 = +3 = 7 ...
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  • MasterYogurt's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 AM
    Sadly, Emrick, I cannot, myself. My friend was the one skilled with such tools. Since his disappearance I've been handicapped.
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  • Otiroth's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 AM
    Otiroth took a step back at the guard's dismissal, but did not outright leave. He was waiting for Metea, and seemed quite worried actually when she started talking back to the guard like that. Not a good idea, really! But Carthum had made his own bed- let him lie in it until Suru scooped him up. Otiroth had a shop to get back to, and potions to brew.
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    My hamstring on the fly... power was designed to let a rogue harm and slow any enemy he is adjacent to during a move... ie a bunch. It may be the rogue is intrinsically the right flavor for some martial control.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 AM
    If orcs were to really exist, in the real world, who is to say they would be more like humans than they would be like demons?
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    No take a step back from feats and abilities. As an author (DM) you can establish (create) history, relationships, allies, assign wealth, equipment, magical items even artifacts to your NPCs, nevermind secret backstory knowledge which should expand the options available to your NPCs over that of the PCs.
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    Thus the (Battlemaster) sub-class. ;) I felt like the fighter would need new exploits to be controllery, while the rogue had a fair bit of off-control, already...
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  • Lazybones's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 AM
    Chapter 126 Glori had an arrow out and fitted to her bowstring before the reverberations of the creatureís strike stopped echoing off the canyon walls, but she held her shot, perhaps doubting whether the mundane missile would have any effect against these beings. The two creatures blocked their way forward, but made no move to pursue them back into the narrower space of the cleft. ...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    This. While becoming a half-elf really isn't that bad, I almost without fail, ended up with goblin, kobold or another race that would be killed on sight in most of civilization. I hated the spell.
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    I agree ... like I said, orcs aren't humans with a skin condition. There are a lot of grand simplifications in D&D. Hit points, armor class, some creatures are born evil. I don't have a problem with the fact that an orc is no more redeemable than the creature from the Aliens movie, or the ebola virus. It's a game after all. Do I think a race of orcs could really exist? Do I think of...
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  • Chase Skylark's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    And excellent spells they are my friend. You are a Wizard of the School of Bicep Magic I presume?
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    Asmodeus isn't a race, he's a person - in fact, a personification of a concept. A race of living, thinking mortal people is another matter. I find the idea of conceptualising any group of people, even fictional ones with green skin and tusks, as "evil by nature" codifies a very unhealthy way of thinking. And no, it's probably not that harmful to do in small doses, in a fictional setting, in...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    That's probably not going to happen, as the other side has literally created a fictional definition for player agency and are using it to support their view on the topic. Hmm. If their definition is fiction, does that mean that their agency can't cause anything to happen? :devil: I don't give my NPCs fantastic abilities just because, and I allow players leeway to do things outside the...
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  • Foxydono's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 AM
    Before I knew of this thread, I made my own epic boons. This was partly because I thought the boons from the DMG were kinda limited. I know you already made your own boon system, but perhaps you can draw some inspiration from the boons I made. Boons: 1. Hit Me Baby: Gain an extra 40 hit points 2. Cause More is Better: Gain max hit points every level (reroll if already rolled) 3. High Magic:...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 AM
    The Raven Queen is arguably one of my favorite deities. In part because it was nice to have a "death god" that wasn't all "MURDER THE LIVING MAWHAHAHAHA!!!!" and her association with winter brought back all those nice "Winter Fey" concepts where "dark fey" and "dark elves" weren't evil, just associated with a different season that people didn't like. I actually plan on using the Raven Queen...
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