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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 PM
    This gets back to my precious comment about separating combat and non combat stuff. 5E kind of does this with some class features but if you use feats the non combat ones are competing with the combat ones. 2E split them up initially (late 2E they merged). 4E also gave it a shot with the U part of AEDU but failed on the feat thing. If I had some sort of clone or homebrew I would either have...
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 PM
    Thanks I rather like the Fort/Ref/Wil for the saving throw arena it can tame the flux. This is the saving throw value impression I have based on frequency of use I have seen. Am I getting this right? Con>Dex>Wis>Str>Cha>Int. Strength seems like the best of the secondary saves and Con the best of the primary ones so the fighter gets both bests
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 PM
    Remove the design space of ‘race’, entirely. So it is more like creating a superhero character, where the ‘race’ is only one of many explanations for where the power comes from. Build your character by selecting ability score improvements, feats, and traits. The default is human, but you and the DM decide whatever it is.
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  • Psikerlord#'s Avatar
    Today, 08:43 PM
    Haha yeah alas not the best acronym!
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 PM
    Well it is pretty minor though I agree it meant that a base line multi-class feat was a bit overpowered comparatively for someone who wanted versatile non combat ability, you had to be really shooting for specific broad skill set to end up taking a straight skill training feat. Why does my fighter need to dabble to be as skillful as most other classes was kind of derp on the non-combat balance...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 PM
    I'm opening the game to a new player. Zadolix hasn't logged in since Nov 20.
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 PM
    Some classes are fornt laoded, some classes have way better saves than others so you are better starting as that class and switching to another (fighter1, thief XYZ), the way cantrips scale , the synergy between the charisma based casters vs the others, MC warlocks and Sorcerers. The saves are horribly unbalanced as well, the Thief gets two weak saves while the fighter get 2 really good ones and...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 PM
    Anyone else want to make a perception check?
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 PM
    Wow, what a disappointing thing to see on the first page only to learn that not only was it a misleading title, it’s also from over six months ago.
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 PM
    Ah could you elaborate?
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 PM
    PEople are already asking NASA,Elon Musk and even the Indian Space Research Organisation to step up and save Tony. http://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/film-and-tv-marvel-fans-beg-nasa-to-save-tony-stark-from-space-20181209
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 08:31 PM
    The 4E PHB system was fine, they just tried calling it MCing when it wasn't and it was still emi abusable for the most part being outright better than the skill training feat and you could take the feat and qualify for a new paragon path. OSR MCing was restrictive in terms of what classes you could take (half elf had the greatest variety). SOme of the clones have overhauled that (MC how you...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 PM
    I'd like to rant a little about this whole business of things having meanings. I think I've said this here before years ago, but you know what ruined a large part of my love for Star Wars? The EU. Yes, you read that right. In my opinion the Expanded Universe was the worst thing that ever happened to Star Wars. Not because it's somehow bad to have more stories in the universe you like. No, that...
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  • dragoner's Avatar
    Today, 08:26 PM
    I found TLJ's plot predictable, such as once in the cave, there would be another way out, or when brought before Snoke, Snoke was going to die. He sort of died too easily, imo, and I wondered why the guards fought instead of running away? Generally, the script felt flat; the actors did fine, and the special effects were good.
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 08:25 PM
    With Druid, were you picturing Moon for HPs, Shepard for summons, or is there even more to the druid in terms of filling multiple roles I'm missing?
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  • Kris's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 PM
    As always, it depends on the game/situation. But I think they work quite well for the kind of thing I ran yesterday :)
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  • dragoner's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 PM
    Do you believe that a woman, as a sexual creature, it demeans them? That is what I mean, it is immaturity, mommy issues. I figure the whole pure violence maiden, like Brunhilda - that's the libertarian ubermensch; it doesn't mean much to me as I'm more eastern, not german.
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 08:15 PM
    Oh and I forgot how backgrounds and themes also brought multi-classing elements to your character. I could build a ranger that felt more like a 1e ranger ( than either of the two weapon rangers in 3e or 4e) using a Fighter class plus various of the above.
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 PM
    Richards replied to Game set up.
    I DM for six players. I have a kitchen table with seating for six in the middle of my man cave/gaming room. The players sit around the table, while I sit in the chair at my computer station off to the side. (I play the background music from the computer, generally hour-long episodes of the radio program "Music from the Hearts of Space" with musical themes appropriate to the adventure at hand.)...
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 PM
    I am a great necromancer lots of interesting thoughts need revisited once in a while. That and I am just getting interested in 5e.
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 PM
    What, on earth, are you taking about? Libertarian ubermensch? Because Rey shouldn't be thought of as a male character's girlfriend? What has that go to do with a libertarian übermensch?
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 PM
    Must have missed this. You would not believe the stress. I know also that I have sleep apnea. When I have trouble breathing my dreams get more intense.
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 08:05 PM
    We generally only do that on New Year's Day, where we have the other family we game with over for a D&D session followed by a two-family meal. Johnathan
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 08:05 PM
    We're going to have to agree to vehemently disagree on that point. Rey's ancestry being nobodies was a fantastic choice and I hope Abrams doesn't track back on it. It's about time one of the Force-using protagonists embodies the return of the Force to being the birthright of anybody and not just a Skywalker.
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  • dragoner's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 PM
    Kylo's arc eclipses Rey's, huh. I find it interesting that people think she should stay a virginal murder-machine, that is better, more pure? Also, does a woman lose her agency in a romantic relationship? Very strange. I think some of it is immaturity, which Star Wars has plenty of; even though Rogue One, shows there is a market for a more mature audience.
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 PM
    We usually have a cheese/meat/cracker tray, some cookies (usually Oreos or chocolate chips), some goldfish crackers or preztels, some kind of candy (Swedish fish, M&Ms, or candy corn/pumpkins in season), and plenty of sodas (Mello Yello and Cherry Coke Zero being particular favorites). Our game sessions usually run from around noon until 6:00 PM on a Saturday, so there's constant on-and-off...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 PM
    Having damage scale up by level on every spell was the quadratic wizard problem. Having it scale up on 1st and 2nd level spells to make them better than cantrips doesn’t cause that problem
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 PM
    Nope. That’s a different resource being expended. A first level spell slot is still a resource getting expended vs a cantrip that expends no resource. When a resource gets expended it should be stronger than when no resource gets expended
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 PM
    The monsters are boring in comparison to 4e ones at minimum because of it (and maybe you are right about them being weak a 4e ogre smash people to the ground with every swing is a lot more interesting and also powerful than the 5e counter part) Yes the scaling defenses (and skills too) I rather like they capture heros getting all around awesome as they level. Ability score caps with old...
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  • ehren37's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 PM
    No, there isnt. We only inhabit our characters for a very limited amount of time. That little 1 minute speech and persuasion roll? That was the cliff notes version of the argument, simply because we as players don't want to deliver (or hear) a multi hour oration. There's a huge level of separation in player and character. You aren't actually hearing a charisma 20 character speak with a +10...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 PM
    Because REDEMPTION ARC!! Woo!! (You have to throw your hands straight up in the air while you shout it for it to have maximum impact.) No, but seriously, because Darth Vader was apparently redeemed in his story (does Vader-ghost really signify that? I'm not entirely sure) a not insignificant portion of viewers also thought, and wanted, for Kylo to follow down that same path somehow. Or...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 PM
    Immovable Rod 12 Rod of Absorption 20 Rod of Alertness 20 Rod of Lordly Might 22 Rod of the Pact Keeper 18 Rod of Resurrection 21 Rod of Rulership 20 Rod of Security 20 Staff of the Adder 20 Staff of Charming 20
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 PM
    Shield's +4 when I need it will always be better then a bit of damage. Shield is a good example of spells that stay relevant at higher levels. Cantrip damage also stays relevant - via scaling. I'm saying this to point out that you aren't comparing cantrips and 1st level spells, you're comparing cantrips and 1st level damage spells, and even there you're only comparing them at higher...
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  • OB1's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 PM
    Immovable Rod 14 Rod of Absorption 20 Rod of Alertness 20 Rod of Lordly Might 21 Rod of the Pact Keeper 18 Rod of Resurrection 21 Rod or Rulership 20 Rod of Security 20 Staff of the Adder 20 Staff of Charming 20
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  • Satyrn's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 PM
    It's a fair cop :blush:
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 PM
    I remember mcing oldschool to be very restrictive feeling? 3e was simple and freeform but very abusable as you have said. However it looks like 5e fixed 3e multi-classing by removing the front loading factor of classes. 4e used arguably 2 complex methods of multiclassing one is a dabbling multiclassing bound to the feat system. Which is pretty flexible and can be engaged throughout the...
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  • dragoner's Avatar
    Today, 07:46 PM
    So you liked the slaughter of the room full of people together angle? People are always defined by their interactions with each other. I suppose if you believe in some sort of libertarian ubermensch, she would make sense to you? It's foreign to me.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 07:34 PM
    You should look up the GLOG system. Also: https://coinsandscrolls.blogspot.com/2018/04/osr-class-many-goblins.html
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  • Mercurius's Avatar
    Today, 07:34 PM
    I didn't read any of the EU books, have never watched the Clone Wars. I am not a "die-hard SW fan," at least no more than any Gen-X semi-geek. I do love the original trilogy, which is part of my cultural mythology. The friend I saw it with is similar, and we both were--to say the least--underwhelmed. I was left with a bad taste, a sense of wwrongness, even, like I had just seen my dead...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 07:34 PM
    Note that you are thus defining Rey's role in the story in terms of her romantic relationship to the man. Which is already the dominant mode of fiction, to date. Not so much "verve" as "cliche". Thanks, I find it more interesting for her to be out on her own, not needing the man to define who or what she is to the story.
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 PM
    Ok, so 4 different gradations, determined by the target player. Not so different from letting the player choose the DC. Which, in turn, is not so different from just letting the player roleplay it as he or she sees fit. I do acknowledge this requires some trust, in the other people at the table, to participate in the fiction. If one does not trust the other players at the table...well, I'm...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 PM
    The advantage of it though is the old scgool MCing which modern D&D has struggled with since 3E. 5E has its bugs with MCing, 4E didn't really have it as such (I don't count the MC feats or hyvbrid system as proper MCIng). Some of the clones have overhauled it. The old xp system (at least in BECMI) also did a better job of balancing things for the most part (2E fighter>5E fighter relative to their...
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 07:29 PM
    Or, as it is so often phrased, what your character "would do" in a given situation, as if there were any such thing. All it really means is "what I think your character would do". Or, "how I would roleplay your character if it were mine". Even though it's not.
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  • ArwensDaughter's Avatar
    Today, 07:29 PM
    Do you think the remaining townsfolk will help us, or do you have another force in mind?
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 07:29 PM
    Stinky cheese
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Today, 07:29 PM
    Odd necro of a thread...
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  • Cameron Cleveland's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 PM
    My wife prefers to cook real meals for game nights.
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 PM
    Exactly this. Also, I don’t understand how people expected or wanted random heel turns?
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  • dragoner's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 PM
    See, it works, you are already adding verve to the idea. To paraphrase Tolstoy's “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” It's the fact that it would probably play out like an unhappy romance is key, tragedy is more gripping story-wise. Rey as the Red Queen? Pregnant mother fleeing to the wilderness to protect her unborn child? There are a huge amounts of...
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  • Cameron Cleveland's Avatar
    Today, 07:26 PM
    Cameron Cleveland started a thread Game set up.
    I prefer the players on 1 to 2 sofas and the gm set up on a table facing the players.
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 PM
    We have very different feels - which is all to the good! For me, the fact that casters never need to "descend to the mundane", be it to light their pipes or to shoot a crossbow because they are out of offensive spells - helps to drive home the high fantasy nature of 5e.
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  • Cameron Cleveland's Avatar
    Today, 07:24 PM
    I like cheese and fruit during games.
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  • chrisrtld's Avatar
    Today, 07:21 PM
    Immovable Rod 14 Rod of Absorption 20 Rod of Alertness 20 Rod of Lordly Might 21 Rod of the Pact Keeper 18 Rod of Resurrection 21 Rod or Rulership 20 Rod of Security 20 Staff of the Adder 20 Staff of Charming 20
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  • clearstream's Avatar
    Today, 07:20 PM
    Not exactly. When the player states that this is something they have decided it is very unlikely their character will agree to, a DM can give them advantage, and give the face disadvantage. A DM can even stack a modifier for circumstances on top, if that feels justified, such as being convinced to kill his brother. In that case, it could also be made clear a risk of the character becoming...
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 PM
    Wait, now I'm really confused. You're saying you have to convince a barbarian to have another beer? :confused:
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  • clearstream's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 PM
    I can see that my point was not clear enough. The example isn't about who would win. It is about characters that have relevant abilities that are different from the abilities of their players. I'm not completely gullible, but as a player I'm more gullible than a Rogue Inquisitive with high Wisdom, Ear for Deceit, and Expertise in Insight is. This points out that player-to-player does not...
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 PM
    Right. The best definition in my opinion for agency is simply being able to make reasonably informed decisions for your character that have an actual impact on the game world. That's all there is to it, really. "Reasonably informed decisions" come from the DM providing an adequate description of the environment and being consistent with rulings. Having an "actual impact on the game world" comes...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 PM
    The non-damage low level spells are fine. As everyone has pointed out they are useful. Having low level spells do a little better damage than cantrips makes them useful but shouldn’t drastically affect game balance. It doesn’t make wizards quadratic. It doesn’t make them do significant more daily damage. Honestly the backlash on this idea is irrational.
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 PM
    I consider the differing advancement a concession saying we did badly in the design and level does not mean power its almost meaningless.
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 07:01 PM
    Two sneaks/skirmishers can work really well, too. BM Ranger is tough, because the pet sucks in combat after a certain level, but magic items can help, and a GM that is willing to fudge a little. Otherwise, any one of a rogue, a gloomstalker Ranger, shadow monk, with a dex Paladin or a valor or swords Bard should work.
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 PM
    I personally feel that cantrips are orthogonal to 1st-9th casting. They form a separate known list, not even a wizard can get more in their book. They are something similar to spells, but innate. What they aren't are the pre-5e notion of "0 level spells". If they were 0-level spells, I'd agree with you. Why should a 0th level be better than a 1st? But instead I see them as a separate...
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 PM
    Yeah that's the problem with making it a contested check: the target doesn't have any say in how his character feels about the issue. It's exactly as hard/easy to convince him to kill his brother as it is to persuade him to have another beer.
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  • Dave Goff's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 PM
    Done. It would be interesting to see the results if you'd like to share them when you're done.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 PM
    Ew. Kylo Ren in an immature, entitled, self-absorbed anger-puppy. When he gets angry, he throws literal tantrums, lashing out with deadly violence. He is not a mentally or emotionally stable adult, not capable of romantic love in the standard sense.
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 PM
    I’m not following your logic here. Even if first level spells do more damage they are still useful. They are a resource free option. And as you mentioned they help Casters feel more magical at lower levels.
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 06:55 PM
    I will agree that it's a bummer when somebody builds a character a certain way and the DM never gives him a chance to use it. E.g., I once rolled a rogue in a game where the DM...who I didn't know well...hated stealth. But how is that loss of player agency? In the rogue example, I was still free to try to stealth, it just rarely worked. I mean, yeah, you can always stretch the definition....
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 PM
    That's actually not the whole truth. Not since you are talking about slots, rather than spells. A level 1 spell slot is much more versatile and flexible than a "cantrip slot", at least for the main casters we're talking about (read "wizard and cleric"). Long story short - you're focusing too much on raw damage IMO. I'd accept the fact that there comes a time when level 1 slots aren't...
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  • Sorcerers Apprentice's Avatar
    Today, 06:51 PM
    Let the target player set the DC of any social skill checks rolled against them, depending on how hard they feel it should be to convince their character to go along with the proposal. If nobody ever sets a DC that's even theoretically achievable, you can conclude that your group isn't interested in rolling for in character talking.
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  • Beowülf's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 PM
    I If I mis-read and your questions were intended in a spirit of cooperative inquiry then I apologize.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 PM
    Not as such. While they haven't really defined it in the new movies, going on the old canon, the Sith were a specific tradition of users of the Dark Side of the Force. Snoke never uses the term "Sith". Andy Serkis (the actor for Snoke) went so far as to say explicitly that Snoke was not a Sith Lord. Snoke was some other user of the Dark Side. So, Kylo Ren is not Sith either.
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 PM
    Sure thing. characters live in the world. Therefore it is my responsibility to give the characters the information they would notice simply existing. If I told one character "You see what look like words in some language engraved on the sealed arch" and another character "you see the sentence 'Speak Friend and Enter' in dwarven runes around the sealed arch", I am having the characters do...
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 PM
    Honestly, the acronyms became ridiculous in my book with Tales from the Yawning Portal...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 06:43 PM
    The domain gains an extra skill proficiency at level 1; the 2nd level Channel Divinity lets you force creatures to drop held objects and not fall prone; the 6th level ability is completely different; Divine Strike does psychic damage instead of force, and the flavour of the effect of Order's Wrath at 17th level is made more apparent.
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 06:41 PM
    How is it not adding to the discussion to show how to play in a way that avoids the problem entirely?
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  • clearstream's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 PM
    One distinct use of Insight, called out in the RAW, is to determine true intentions, such as when "searching out a lie". A good mechanic to apply in my case is a Contest: Rogue's Wisdom (Insight) against Barbarian's Charisma (Deception). A DM might arbitrate as follows - If B's result is higher, then R is deceived into believing that B thinks she's presenting the truth. "You trust her on this...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 PM
    I posit that it's a fandom of the old EU and you respond to that with a restatement of your complaints without mentioning the old EU?
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 PM
    Nitpick: While Pathfinder the Adventure Path came out before 4e (in 2007) Pathfinder the RPG came out in 2009, a year after 4e.
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 PM
    Thanks for pre-judging. If you notice I haven't taken sides anywhere else in this thread. I was attempting to get information about this when it wasn't player agency at risk. I am unaware that there was any requirement that he needed to respond to a question that did not apply to him or his table. Exactly. And therefore I correctly called him out for not adding to the discussion.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 PM
    Like Kobold said. 5e surprise is like a condition (like a round one stun) that takes away your actions. You defend yourself normally, though. I usually allow what is normally free actions as part of the fluff (drawing weapons, speaking). Story-wise it's a just-too-late mad scramble.
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 PM
    Immovable Rod 14 Rod of Absorption 20 Rod of Alertness 20 Rod of Lordly Might 21 Rod of the Pact Keeper 18 Rod of Resurrection 20+1=21 Rod or Rulership 20 Rod of Security 20 Staff of the Adder 20 Staff of Charming 20
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 PM
    Note that she says, "half the *creatures*". And, after the Big Snap, did you see a single background tree get dusted? I am pretty sure he only hit animal life. With an annual population growth rate of 1%/year, you get a population doubling in about 60 years. Many species (like insects, or fish, or anything that lays large clutches of eggs) can do much better than 1% in the absence of...
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 06:25 PM
    ADVENTURE 31: MISDIRECTION PC Roster: Daleth Stormsea, elf wizard 8 Galen Thorne, human paladin 10 Kaspar Hardstrike, elf monk 10 Orion Nightsky, halfling rogue 10 Syngaard, human fighter 10 Game Session Date: 5 December 2018
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  • TallIan's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 PM
    Actually, thinking about it. Something like this is (or could be) just as elegant as cantrip scaling is now. The trouble is you could then reverse the question and say, "why don't cantrips scale to stay relevant through the game." Low level slots get to be used for other things at higher character levels, whereas cantrips are forever. Damage cantrips allow a caster to feel more magical -...
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  • CleverNickName's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 PM
    Hmm. There seem to be more items on the list since last I checked. Usually there are fewer... Immovable Rod 13+1=14 My favorite feature of Thor's hammer is that only Thor* can move it. Rod of Absorption 20 Rod of Alertness 20 Rod of Lordly Might 21 Rod of the Pact Keeper 18 I don't see this faring any better than the Wand of the Warmage... Rod of Resurrection 20 Rod or Rulership 20...
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  • Azzy's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 PM
    If this pans out, I'll be happy for my fellow gamers that like Darksun. However, considering that I never cared for the setting in the least, this will rate right up there with Ravnica and SCAG for products that I have little to no interest in. :/
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 PM
    Reskinning is your friend. Were I to do a samurai, I'd go Human Variant Ranger 5 to start: 1.) Dual Wielder Feat, Noble Background, History, Persuasion, Insight, Perception and Intimidation. Favored enemy humans and goblinoids. 2.) Two Weapon Fighting, spell slots used for Hunter's Mark - reskinned as a supernatural ability to hone in on an enemy with your stare. 3.) Hunter (Horde...
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  • James Grover's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 PM
    Since I had some time this morning, I did a quick review of the cantrips and spells most likely in question. I can see your point and agree for the most part. One change (for me anyway) in going from 1E/2E to 5E, is the idea of spells increased damage coming from being cast using higher level slots instead of naturally scaling with the character level (as the cantrips still do). But I will...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 06:05 PM
    Be wary when taking spoken quotes completely literally. If it's off the cuff and not a prepared statement, human error can be a big factor. Yes, he said "when" and not "if". Sure. But given enough time, almost every major setting will see some release as either a hardcover campaign setting or an adventure or a PDF on the DMsGuild. And knowing that, you want to make things easier for...
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  • TallIan's Avatar
    Today, 06:01 PM
    No you asked for me thoughts on your critique of cantrip damage scaling vs level 1 and 2 spell damage scaling. Those are my thoughts. Fluff wise, its a bit off. Mechanics wise its very good, because spells are about more than damage. Fixing the fluff would require a huge change on the game mechanics.
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  • Beowülf's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 PM
    But you were asking him to give a ruling in a way that he simply doesn’t play. It was on obvious catch-22: either he sides with you, or he makes a choice that is easy to poke holes in. Which I’m guessing you were prepared to do. He basically said, “The way I play I don’t face those choices.” In other words, his passive Perception was higher than the DC of the trap. :-) EDIT: I’m loving...
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