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  • Doug McCrae's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 PM
    Further regarding the Dream Game campaign, another player in the game, Mark, had this to say about it. He seems to agree with me that the uncovering of hidden knowledge was a big part of the game, but disagrees as to what our approach ought to have been.
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 PM
    Circle of the Moon 4 College of Valor 0 Shadow Magic 5
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 PM
    My suggestion is to avoid paradoxes by time traveller the gods and other supreme powers created "time spheres", something like the hollow world within Mystara, like a cosmic backup in the space-time continium. When a timeline is changed by crononauts or time-travellers, this doesn't dissappear really, but it become a different demiplane, a dream or nightmare realm, where fay power are stronger. A...
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Circle of the Moon 3 College of Valor 2 Shadow Magic 5
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    This ous the secind time you've said the mechanics say what the character thinks. I missed that in my rulebook. Where was it again? You can pick which rules, any will do.
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  • pdimens's Avatar
    Today, 12:18 PM
    That's a great question and a common one! Warlocks get 4 spell slots for level 5 spells, since their spellcasting is kinda different.
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  • pdimens's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 PM
    Thanks for the feedback!
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 PM
    Circle of the Moon 3 College of Valor 1 Shadow Magic 7 C'mon, we're so close to killing all the bards and all the druids!
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  • TheSword's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 PM
    I definitely vary HP amongst similar creatures usually by 1 or 2. I also tell players when foes are on their last legs, without specifying what that means... that’s usually when a series of low attack rolls starts.
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    First of all, thanks for providing some specific criticism. I don't think it is of concern to the players how the DM spends his time preparing his campaign. Nor do I think that you can make a reasonable case that the quality of the adventures suffers as a result of world building. I could come up with plenty of examples of ways in which the world building actually helps flesh out the finer...
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  • Jacob Lewis's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    Recent stuies indicate a high percentage of player dissatisfaction stems from encountering monsters with identical hit point totals and the use of hit points as an abstract game mechanic in general. ("This ogre also had 54 hit points like the last one? Are we fighting clones, or what?!")
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  • Abstruse's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news. Harmony Gold’s BattleTech lawsuit isn’t working out well for them, Gary Gygax’s unpublished gaming material may see the light of day, Deadpool pays tribute to roleplaying, and more! Harmony Gold’s lawsuit against Harebrained Schemes over the use of mech designs in the BattleTech video game was dismissed with prejudice. The...
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 11:58 AM
    It looks like he's adding the the extra d8s if they move when averaging the damage for BB, vs the the extra attacks.
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  • rczarnec's Avatar
    Today, 11:57 AM
    Circle of the Moon 5 College of Valor 1 Shadow Magic 6
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  • DM Dave1's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    Circle of the Moon 4 College of Valor 1 Shadow Magic 8 I’m being followed by a Bard downvote, Bard downvote Bard downvote
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  • mach1.9pants's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    Anything with Petersen on the credits list is a buy from me!
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    Hello human, I have waited a long time to meet you .. .. .. .. ..Mua ha ha ha ha ha!
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  • schnee's Avatar
    Today, 11:36 AM
    This one under the multiclassing surprises me. You do not pick up any save proficiency when you multiclass.
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  • Cap'n Kobold's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    Ah. So its not short-rest. I was wondering whether some of the objections to your suggestion were that it looked like you could build up dice in one fight to use in another, and there didn't seem to be a maximum number anywhere.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 11:17 AM
    Hey, I like Stargate and Supernatural. :'(
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  • MetaVoid's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    I think we already raised the alarm :) Adrian is ready to open the door, still waiting on Shayuris answer / check in.
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 11:03 AM
    True. So lets continue with my example. The one party member says they'd like to inspect the murder scene, see if they can find any clues of the murder weapon from the wound of the victim, or whether the person was right/left handed, attempt to identify any footprints or direction the murderer came/left....etc. I decide as DM, sure - I ask who is assisting the specific PC and I let them roll....
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  • Doug McCrae's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    That's a good question. Dreams in the Dream Game seem to be more stable than real world dreams, which I think according to the Dream Game's 'pseudoscience' is due to the presence of outsiders such as Externals and oneironauts. The dream must now conform to the perceptions of multiple individuals. The group of Externals we investigated in the campaign appeared to have developed an unusual...
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    I used to do this, but hearing the criticism of other DM's on this forum changed my mind. Ever since I've stopped fudging, I've noticed just how amazing it is to experience genuine close calls. Just last session, was such a close call. One of the players had his cohort act as a bodyguard, and take a hit from a Red Guard (homebrew crocodile soldiers, using an anti-paladin template). The Red...
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  • Matrix Sorcica's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    Will you update Ashardalon, now the Great Wyrms are a thing?
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    Taylar shouts, "Damn spider!", as he attempts to jab the iron shod end of his granbaton into the creature's face. He will attempt to position himself closer to Vittero so they cannot get attacked from behind.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    "Sworn and beholden" "Like cleric..diety..." "Master and apprentice..." "Cost of occasional services performed..." I tend as GM to try and keep the warlock patron relation central and important and it is understood by the player that this is an active entity, an ongoing bond, an important part of the campaign and spotlight on the character.
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  • Raith5's Avatar
    Today, 10:54 AM
    It is not exactly time travel but I8 The Ravager of Time (1st edition module) has an interesting twist where the PCs are aged by magic and have confront (now) younger versions of themselves. I ran it ages ago and it was a lot of fun back in the day. It was a big adventure from memory.
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    Circle of the Moon 3 College of Valor 1 Shadow Magic 10
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    "@5ekyu - you are presuming, of course, that the pitch man is always successful. After all, I'm advocating a mechanical resolution here, which means that success is never guaranteed. " Well, of course, no i did not presume auto-success or imply it. Any,more than sending minions to kill the PCs presumes or implies auto-success. And again, its not about roleplaying, good, bad, other. Yah...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    I'm looking at this from a game design perspective. I ideally want WotC to grade all options, then weed out the red and brown ones. Since this increases options in practical play (as opposed to options on paper only) it makes the game better for everybody. When something is red, generally terrible, underpowered, weak compared to the alternatives it's okay to say so. You should try it sometime....
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    As TheSword so neatly put it just above, every regret is also a lesson. I'm still learning... :)
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    The Clone Wars cartoon was set between Eps 2 and 3. The Rebels cartoon started 5 years before ANH. Obviously some time has passed in the four seasons the show has run, but I don't think it's clearly stated how much.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    Augment Crystals An augment crystal is a gem or similar that provides a magical effect when affixed to an appropriate magic item. Wealthy adventurers appreciate the flexibility they offer. During a short rest you can apply up to three changes to any augment crystals you may have (each change either affixes or removes one crystal). Any given item can only have one augment crystal affixed....
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    Technically, it won't. But the same amount of time - or more - will be spent by the players asking for details and information about the game world so they can give their PCs some grounding. That despite their best attempts those RPGs still occupy no more than a very small niche in the hobby tells me all I need to know. :) False dichotomy. The players can still establish the drama and...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    For fun, let's see if I can counter these: It moves this work from during play to before play starts. You still need to know where the adventures are located, what's around them, where the nearby towns are, what the terrain is like, the distances involved, and a few boatloads of other stuff - might as well have this all nailed down ahead of time. Then, even if you decide to drop an adventure...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    Sure it does, at least in the mind (or in the notes) of whoever thought it up. The secret door shown on the DM's map that connects rooms 23 and 27 exists in the DM's notes and mind even if the PCs don't find it and thus it never comes up in play. The set of loaded dice my PC carries around in her backpack exist in my notes (i.e. written on the character sheet) and mind even if I never bring...
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    Paizo published a book on the "Art of Dragon Magazine" some years ago, which appears to still be available (and at an absurdly low price). I would guess it probably doesn't include every cover, but it probably includes a good selection of the best ones! That might be worth a look?
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM
    You mean something like Cthulhu Confidential?
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    "All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again." No, wait, that was something else...
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Ugh, that's harsh! It's straining my imagination to think of a tv show with worse writing. ... well, okay, there's Star Gate. ... and Supernatural. ... and X-Files.
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  • Aust Thale's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 AM
    ~ Grrr! ~ Muttering to himself in dwarvish, "Zeit, den Bären zu stechen" "Time to poke the bear." Vale moves with purpose, using the haste spell as efficiently as possible. He moves around Kleborn adjacent the fallen bear without entering the greased area, and with two hands, he slams Val into the bear twice, and then moves back around Kleborn toward the east as far as his movement...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 08:52 AM
    Well, if the game is run just like a "worldbuilt" one but with the GM building the world on the fly, that will be true. But if the game is run "no myth" or simllarly, then that won't be true. I was referring to a particular sort of impossibility, namely, impossibility that results from the GM making a decision, secret from the players, that there is no secret door to be found; or the GM...
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    It's interesting how fae have become far more popular since the early days of D&D (it seems to start around 3.5). I tend to think of it as pre-Tolkienism. My interpretation of the comment is that fae are being deliberately held back from MTOF because they are going to get their own book.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    I tend to consider the patron as secondary character controlled by the player (unless they decide to abuse it by having the patron show up in person). It's not like any other class has the DM sitting on their shoulder telling them what to do.
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  • Tube Light's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 AM
    How did the campaign end? As it sounds that there were many questions left unanswered.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:22 AM
    Circle of the Moon 5 College of Valor 1 Shadow Magic 9
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  • happyhermit's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 AM
    Nah, it isn't a distraction it is rather central to that feeling I was referring to, for a lot of players. For a lot of players if the world feels too amorphous that feeling is gone, the more it seems like the world is fully formed in a person's mind/notes, etc. the less likely it is to be disrupted. Yep, that's an action declaration. If it seems like action declarations are impacting the...
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