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  • Zeep's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    The Ruby and warcaster combination is needed to do this without Object interaction yes, I didn't mention this as every DM is different and I like to put as many variables away for this guide. Using the official ruleset of D&D for object interaction was the only way to do this within the rules of the PHB. I'm going to mention it here out of my guide, if you want to cast V, S and M spells with...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    This is why I think Isaac is going to turn on his people. His lights are blue. Red = bad, blue = good.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 AM
    I can attest to this. A person I used to know was a complete jerk both as a person and as a player; but as a DM he was very good indeed. He had the imagination to come up with a good tale, the personality and acting chops to keep people engaged in it, and was able to stand back and let the players (via their PCs) take the stage. And keep in mind, what's jerkish DM behaviour to one person...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 03:10 AM
    Tiers changing depending on feats and particular build is another reason to avoid trying to tier classes in 5e. Versatility is much easier to base tiers on, and with the exception of legendary resistance, casters still tend to be able to dominate any given encounter when desired.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    News to me, but apparently true: https://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/31/semisonics-song-closing-time-has-a-pro-life-meaning-no-one-knew-about-until-now/
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    There is only an exceedingly small sliver of people who participate in these sort of TTRPG philosophy discussions on an exceedingly small sliver of the online TTRPG community. If this is your window, you are basically looking though a needle's eye. We have had this disagreement before, and you didn't show much sign of listening before either, so this will likely be a dead end again. :erm: ...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 03:07 AM
    Red eyes may gave been foreshadowing. Thought it was to obvious.
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 AM
    I heard the song again today and just paid attention to the lyrics. I looked it up online. The song writer's girlfriend was pregnant at the time. It wasn't his intention but it was the end result.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 AM
    We've never used that bit - a 1 is a 1. 5 + 60 + 45* + 12th would be over 108, probably more like 115. We don't give max h.p. at 1st. * - a very conservative guess at his cumulative Con bonus, as I forget at what level his Con got to 19. If it was 19 all the way the 45 would be 55. No, it's the average of half of a HD. Half a fighter's d10 is a d5, the average of which is 3. Half...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 AM
    a number of songs have double meanings...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 AM
    Stunning strike has a save. CE+ sharpshooter is more reliable vs most things. Vs a high AC stunning strike is potentially better. Way of the fist monk is very good. Tiers change if feats are used as well.
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  • Immortal Sun's Avatar
    Today, 02:57 AM
    The problem becomes that when given power, most people kinda suck at using it properly. It's the same reason we run into so many terrible managers in the workplace and so many corrupt politicians. They're people who have never had power and have no idea how to wield it, or they're people who come from power and have been raised around people who must obey them. Sure, some of them learn, some...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 AM
    I had my mind blown today. The song Closing Time by Semisonic is about giving birth. Took me 20 years to figure that one out.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 AM
    Sounds great! Just seems like the practice has ended up a bit different than what the white-room math would suggest; but if it works then who can complain? :)
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 02:43 AM
    It seems to me that overbearing, jerk-ish people are sometimes drawn to the role of GM, because it enables them to act on their jerk-ish impulses with fewer repercussions. A bad player can be kicked without destroying a campaign, but if you kick the GM, then nobody gets to play; so those who are willing to put up with that sort of behavior become enablers. There's also some overlap between...
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  • Immortal Sun's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 AM
    If there was an option to select "VERY Strongly Disagree" I would pick it. The incentive to role-play is that we are all here to have fun and have a good time pretending to be adventurers out to save the world, or at least get the loot before it explodes. I give rewards for good or poor word choice, I just limit them. To me, you role-play because you think it's fun. That's why we're here. ...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 AM
    Nothing in our hobby creates it. The social dynamic is created by those raising the jerk DM. It was their responsibility to teach him not to be a jerk and they failed. Said jerks end up in every hobby, job, walk of life and more, so it's no surprise that a small minority of them end up as DMs to be encountered.
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 AM
    Well, I think versatility translated directly into more power back in 3.5e. So you are right that the 3.5e tier chart also represented power. In 5e versatility and power aren't quite as correlated. I still think power is too subjective to rate in 5e. I mean how do you compare a stunning strike monk to a CE SS Battlemaster Fighter in terms of power?
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  • innerdude's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    I began reflecting on this while authoring a reply in this thread, and it's stuck with me since then. Why is it that this particular hobby is so prone to producing narratives that involve having to put up with / get away from dysfunctional, misanthropic GMs? Why does this remain such a broadly-familiar trope in our hobby? The obvious, easy answer is to say that it's no more prevalent than...
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  • Manbearcat's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 AM
    Unrelated to what I'm about to post, I just want to say that conversation has moved along rather well and looks to have been pretty profitable overall. While I agree with your post here, let me provide a quick angle of dissent (I was going to do a post on "The Utility of No", but this abridge version will suffice). Skilled Play Dungeon or Hexcrawl games rely upon no. Although...
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  • MaximusArael020's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 AM
    This thread is very disappointing. I was expecting baked goods.
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  • Deiscent's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 AM
    Fair enough on the arguments. I'm not committed to any one thing except to have them, and I do want it to be balanced to the rules and not my table because that's my desired goal. 1) Would a duration work then? An hour, ten minutes, what? 2) I'm going with the flavor of the Aasimar ability, which Radiant Soul says is a luminous, incorporeal set. It's baked into the wings, thus...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 AM
    A more accurate title for their video would be How fast is this bullet? I had a feeling that would be an answer to the questions. In the past I've heard bullets travel X *miles per second per second. Sounds like a blanket statement for all bullets. *X being a number value I don't remember.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    Short answer: yes.
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  • Shiv's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    A little something you might want to share: Regular Kickstarter backers, want to learn something important about Kickstarters that will help your favorite creators in the long run? Check out this 5-tweet thread and share it. If you don't have a Twitter account or don't feel like clicking on that link, here's the text of the thread: (Some of you may already know this. If so, cool. Share...
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  • Lazybones's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    Chapter 260 Scattered rays of sunlight drifted down through the gaps in the forest canopy high above. It was almost noon, so those stray beams actually made it all the way down to where the companions were gathered. They sparkled on the rippling waters of a small pool fed by a tiny brook that any of them could have stepped over without straining. They had all refilled their water bottles,...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 AM
    THe old tiers were really about power IMHO, back then you could use wands etc for versatility. Its why spellcasters in 5E are a lot less powr. Weaker spells, less of them less wands/staves/potions/scrolls etc. Versatility is a thing but I rate stuff overall its why I put a Rgue up at say tier 3 even if they might be tier 4 for damage as I don''t just focus on nuking. I consider defensive,...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    Other classes don't tend to get the other stuff a healer uses. Raise deads, restoration things like that. Healing Spirit is a bit out of whack and IDK if everyone uses it but yes with that spell Druids are competitive/better. I was mostly talking about the PHB. Bards don't have enough focus on healing and would have to spend to many spells known IMHO.
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  • Bawylie's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 AM
    Rings of protection add to AC but do not protect you from damage. It IS nasty to sneaks and casters, but they have adapted and try very hard to funnel enemies to the fighter and otherwise pick their targets and opportunities carefully. So far, no complaints. Even when they get slammed. They take calculated risks and understand they sometimes do not pay off. No quadruple damage. One case of...
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  • Ryujin's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 AM
    Making logical extensions from known lore isn't exactly science, but nor is it voodoo.
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 AM
    Watching the ships launch made me want a doughnut.
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 AM
    Sure, you could substitute INT for any opposed initiative checks too. Or you could go with the strongest of DEX, WIS, or INT to give options, although many would complain DEX and WIS are too strong already. In ours, though, there is no declaring first or last, everybody is declaring/altering more or less at the same time. For example, one player doesnít have to wait for somebody else to say...
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  • William Smith1's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    I would like to run a 2nd edition game on the board and use Roll 20 for Maps and other visuals. The players will start at 1st level in the Judges Guild world near the City State of the Invincible Overlord. This game may go just about anywhere in the 2nd Edition Multiverse: Forgotten Realms, AlQadim, Dark Sun, Spelljammer, Planescape, etc. Since I do not have 4 hour + blocks of time I...
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  • CTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    The party looks fine to me. The Bard can be a Bard and everything will be great. I don't see a lack of DPR in a group with Archer Fighter, Paladin, and Tempest Cleric. In fact, I'd say that's an extremely well balanced party. I would actually choose Bard over Rogue.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    Trek is known for having only one item of each colour.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    I felt it underlined weíll that they didnít care about human notions of aesthetics. Unlike thes pebble they put around the pillars of their buildings, that is. They looked nice.
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  • Tyler Dunn's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    So I have the following party Variant human abjurer wizard Half Elf Oath of the Ancients Paladin Hill Dwarf Tempest Cleric Variant Human Battlemaster Fighter (Archery fighting style) Variant Human Lore Bard The Bard took the criminal background to fill the role of a rogue, but I'm worried that our party does not have enough dpr. Should the bard switch to a rogue to giev the party more...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 AM
    The head guns made me think of Princess Leia (as a cyborg).
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  • Manbearcat's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 AM
    Hmmm... I think you may be smuggling more into Dogs than Dogs has natively. I mean, you: a) Have a game with a focused premise (Gods watchdogs meting out justice in a wild west that never was that is shot through with (supernatural?) sin. There is loads of conflict there. b) Have characters that have relationships and traits and stuff. That will flag extra-Dogs premise stuff...
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  • Hawk Diesel's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 AM
    Yes, but being able to access the fly spell is different than granting an ability that is similar. For one, Fly requires resource expenditure of a 3rd level spell slot, which is quite valuable, and also requires concentration. Thus the Fly spell limits your ability to cast other concentration spells, and can be negated if you take damage and can't pass a Concentration check. None of these limits...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 AM
    Why not? Too bulky? Too expensive? Stained easily? I liked my piece of glass but it was heavy, and awkward at times. I always worried about breaking it, so I rarely moved it.
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 AM
    Aeson started a thread How fast is a bullet?
    Trigger Warning: If you're triggered by gun fire or physics, grow up, and just watch the video. I like that the one they find qualified to shoot is a veterinary student. They used a .22 caliber. Would the results differ using a larger caliber gun? Hand gun vs long gun?
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  • miggyG777's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    Ilbranteloth on top of that I really like to use Hemlock's idea of using INT to determine who decleares actions first in combat. So essentially the smartest guys go last when making a combat decision, therefore making INT relevant in combat resolution (how quickly you think) as opposed to only DEX (how quickly you draw your weapon).
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    For determining the right course of action for a company? Yup.
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  • Manbearcat's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    Right quick. Here is the origin point and the relevant bits of Vincent Baker's "Say Yes or Roll the Dice." So. Is something at stake? Yes? Roll dice.
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    Plexi glass never really worked for me.
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  • GrahamWills's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    Well, the first point seems a bit harsh; if you are not giving people any reward for "using better words" then there isn't really any incentive to try, so I think it makes sense to encourage people to speak their role better by giving them an advantage. If your actual problem is players who don't realize that they are being a condescending tool, then you don't have a problem with actors -- you...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 AM
    I didn't play 1E, and my 2E experience included far more overland travel than it did dungeons. I'm fairly certain that they still had something like an opportunity attack, which would prevent you from running past someone within sword reach. If they can, sure. In my experience, it's not a given that they will be able to. Your choice isn't whether to swing at the fighter or to swing at the...
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  • innerdude's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    It was definitely hyperbole. Purposefully hyperbolic. ;) And I'm not sure it's entirely untrue. Look, I'm not equating bad GM-ing to any sort of actual social issue requiring philosophical examination or legal redress. But would anyone argue that the "jerk GM" isn't basically a foundational trope of the hobby? The most common narrative in all of RPG-dom goes something like this: "I left...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 AM
    Girl Scouts is still a thing. Boy Scouts are transitioning. :p
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  • dnd4vr's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 AM
    dnd4vr started a thread Anyone want Brownies?
    So, I am trying to make up the Brownie creature. Here is my first draft, I appreciate any feedback (the good, the bad, the ugly)! This is based heavily on the 1E version I found online. BROWNIE Tiny fey, lawful good Armor Class 15 (leather armor) Hit Points 7 (3d4) Speed 25 ft. STR 6 (-2)
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 AM
    Is there still BOY and GIRL scouts or is it just Scouts?
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  • Deiscent's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 AM
    I might agree with you on the flight speed or dexterity, though by 5th level you do get access to the Fly spell which does the same flight speed. The 60ft flight speed on Radiant Wings would only last for a minute. As for the reason behind not barring Heavy Armor, Urd Wings are always on as are the Teifling variant wings, where Radiant Wings needs an action to activate. In combat that makes a...
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  • freyar's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    Str 17, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 4, Wis 12, Cha 6 is ok by me! I'd be willing to go with a threat range of 19-20 or maybe even 18-20. Let's think about the Lockbite mechanics first. We can probably borrow some wording from Attach. Do we want to make it literally impossible to remove or just give it some insane grapple bonus? I mean, shouldn't a great wyrm be able to pry one of these things off?
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  • Celebrim's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    Yes, and it also lets you reroll 1's, which gives you an average of an extra .5 hit points per HD - or 11 hit points per HD. Ahh, yeah, you've extensively rewritten 1e AD&D IIRC. So, per the RAW that should stop at 9th. So, by the RAW, he'd have ~108 hp as a 19 Con 12th level fighter, which is a lot but not so much that it makes my eyes bug out. Barbarians and Bards can get into...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    How does this interact with Bracers of Defense, Rings of Protection, etc. - do they count as armour? If not, this seems nasty for the sneaks and casters. Does this stack with #1 above, giving quadruple damage if both are true? Now this one's very interesting, though were it me I might make it something like Con score + 8 to avoid having high-level low-Con characters die to a max-rolled...
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  • Ryujin's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    Regarding the mistake, it's likely written in to enhance their racial superiority complex.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    True in combats that feature both. Not so true when the only "opponent" is an 80-point lightning bolt ripping through the party once per round (and huge props if you can pull where that particular little gem is found - hint, it's a classic module). Last one decade maybe; in 3.x there were still huge disparities: I had an 11th-level Wizard with about 38 h.p. running in a party that had two (I...
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  • Manbearcat's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 AM
    I'm not sure what work you intend "probably aren't going to" above. Are you working under some sort of internal causality of the local biome? Are working under genre logic? I guess the primary reason I'm not sure is because I'm certain that I've run enough journey conflict in 4e, Mouse Guard, Cortex+ Heroic Fantasy Exploration, Apocalypse World (where AUF, RaS, OYB and class playbooks do the...
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  • Ryujin's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 AM
    If it's Spock then we're probably talking Red Matter, so Kelvinverse.
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  • Bawylie's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 AM
    Hereís what Iím doing re lethality. 1.) If youíre not wearing armor of some kind, you take double damage when damaged. 2.) Called Shot: you can attack at disadvantage to bypass armor (thereby dealing double damage). Enemies can do this too. 3.) Any attack that deals damage in excess of a creatureís constitution score forces that creature to make a death saving throw. If they fail, they are...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    First off, 18 Con gives +4 per level; and for most of his career he's been Con 19 (a mostly-Orc Part-Orc) which in our system gives +5*. He's 12th level, and got I think 11 full rolls as that's what our system allows; only at 12th did he hit the slowdown. He'd have got a d6 - no bonus for Con but high Con sets a floor) for body points at 1st level; I think he has 5. Those never change. ...
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  • Laurefindel's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 AM
    Not the answer I was hoping for, but the one I expected. Thanks.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Hmm. Some stuff to unpack, here. Firstly, your characterization of SYORTD leaves out some important context, namely that if the GM doesn't say yes and instead goes to the mechanics, this still means that the player's action declaration comes true on a successful resolution of the mechanics. The GM cannot substitute a check for a different outcome as the Roll The Dice option, they must...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    Oddly Tilly wasn't on SYFY's list. I could see it being her. My money is on Spock. In the movie he still needed a ship to travel in time. So it must be an even more future Spock than the one in the movie. I know, I know, the movie and series are not connected.
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  • Captain Panda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Better than the classes that don't get heals. Bards typically heal better after a certain point (assuming they are building towards it, to a degree), druids heal better (out of combat, at least) pretty much from 1 to 20. Druids and rangers are so great at out of combat healing DMs often complain about it and want to nerf healing spirit. But even without healing spirit, using yesterday's spell...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Then you should have just said Iím tiering classes by power and not by versatility. I think tiering by power is a lot more subjective and campaign dependent than tiering by versatility. Does you see why I was trying to avoid tiers by power and instead want to focus on tiers by versatility. Also there is the historical approach that 3.5e also tiered by versatility and not power.
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    Well, it is the Red Angel. My second guess after Burnham would be Tilly. Third would be Spock.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    Depends on one's definition of "abused", maybe; or whether one sees a minority as "far too many" (which it probably is, but it's still the minority). It also depends on what importance the GM and-or players - particularly the players - put on internal consistency and-or logic within the setting. I think you're a bit over the top on this one; never mind that it's just as true (if not more so)...
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    Sure. It bears some similarities to the Hackmaster system of old, but with less formality. The reality is, once you understand how D&D combat works, then consider how things like wrestling, boxing, (American) football, rugby, and similar sports work, then you don't really need much of a formal system around the order of actions. That leaves the combat system to address the resolution of the...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    Tommi raced down the hall. When he got to the T-intersection, he realised that he wasn't actually sure which way the Wizard had gone. Looking back, he saw a look of concern and disapproval on the face of Angis. At least, I assume, seeing as he just said to leave it. Anyway, Tommi can roll dc12 Perception if he wants to keep after the Wizard. (Though he may get himself killed!)
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  • aco175's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    You can make the other PCs take a few levels of fighter to add more tankiness to the group. I was first thinking that a couple more levels of fighter gives you 2nd wind and you can critical on 19/20 which is cool and adds to offense. Then I was like, a few more levels gives you another attack. Next thing you may be asking about not having enough healing in the group. I find that as you start...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    The face guns made me cringe, and I don't do that often. I'd rather forearm blasters or a shoulder gun. When they were landing I was picturing Dromand Kas from Star Wars The Old Republic. Funny how I thought about Cybermen when I saw them all walking around. Star Wars, Doctor Who, some of us are seeing the same influences. Keeping the crew alive seems like a tactical error they would not...
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  • Joshua Nelson3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:36 PM
    Joshua Nelson3 started a thread Amethyst Dragon
    Behold, the first of the Gem Dragons! First introduced in 3rd edition, this group of dragons are native to the inner planes. because they glisten with even the smallest amount of light, i replaced the typical 5e dragon's stealth skill with a different one. In the Amethyst dragon's case, I replaced it with Sense motive, to represent their love of politics.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    Bad DMs abuse all systems. So what. If you find a bad DM, leave the game and find a better one.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    We've had a few different errors reported with image uploads of various kinds. Right now we're working on an upgrade to a new platform, which will fix everything.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    That sounds like the most likely explanation.
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  • bulletmeat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    1. I was thinking of something similar to this. Every group of enemies (4 goblins in one group, the 2 orcs in the second group, and the ogre in the third group for example) have a static Init score= DEX mod + proficiency mod + 10. Players roll their initiative normally each round. Any that beat the static score(s) can declare actions and proceed. Then group one goes, then any PC if they lost...
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  • dnd4vr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    Honestly, I struggle between complexity and simplicity. I would like something random and non-repeating, quick but not turn-based. I would settle for a happy middle ground, but so far I am not finding anything I like. Again, thanks for all the suggestions. It is all giving me stuff to think about.
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  • abe ray's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    Question for dnd version 3.5: what prestige classes would you recommend?
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  • NMC's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    And here's the write-up for the second scenario, "Soldiers of Fortune." https://d20pirates.blogspot.com/2019/02/adventure-soldiers-of-fortune.html -Nate
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    My first thought was the suit seemed to be feminine in shape. SYFY Wire had a list of it might be. Kirk, Picard, future Spock, Pike, Thelonians (sp) The aliens from The Cage, Lorca. Last on the list was Burnham. I hope it's not her either. I think the title could be a foreshadowing. Choices made now will be revisited later after the effects are felt. I still found the over all episode was...
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  • Retreater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    I didn't care for the 5e (aka D&D Next) playtest. I was one of those who took issue with the "halfling rogue solo killing the red dragon" feel of it. (Even now 5e doesn't provide a real challenge, IMO.) But the PF2 Playtest was awful in its own league. I can't imagine a world where the game is ready to go by this year.
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  • Bedrockgames's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    I am sorry but this is a ridiculous position. Yes, obviously, bad GMs exist. But there isn't a systemic problem of GMs abusing their authority. Perhaps when we were in grade school, this was something of a problem. I honestly can say I haven't had this issue the entire time I've played with other adults. I think people are projecting their own bad experiences onto posters here who are clearly...
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  • abe ray's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Any homebrew life-shaped items out there?
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Come now. It's not as if "Saying No" somehow represents an oppressed, pariah position in gaming. If it was really so unpopular as you woefully bemoan then there would be little need for a trifling handful of people to defend it. So "Saying No" has hardly become unpopular, given its continued hegemony in most games, but, rather, that some games outside of your self-imposed bubble have adopted...
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  • abe ray's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    A little of both actually & what sort of escapy artist prestige classes would be appropriate for such a character?
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  • Jiroth's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Thanks for the quick response!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    As written, yes it does. I would agree as a GM that it makes more sense to limit it to physical attacks though.
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  • Jiroth's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Hello, I searched the forum but couldn't find an answer to this. Does this exploit work in conjunction with a psionic attack? The exploit having a Agi/Str requirement would seem to imply that this is intended only for physical attacks. Thoughts? Thank you!
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