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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 AM
    The rulings v rules debate goes back to 1e and before. The game began with sand-box & mini wargamers. You think they didn't argue about rules? EGG himself facilitated on the rulings v rules debate, shifting more towards following the RAW as he felt the need to protect D&Ds IP and market share. Whatever the addition it all seems to come down to "the rules matter" but the DM ultimately has to...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    The cleric spell list in particular has a lot of spells that are so good you are kind of an idiot if you don't take them. Bless, some fo the healing spells, Spiritual Weapon/Guardians etc. This may vary by domain I would not take a few of them as a light cleric for example. I have heard some players are struggling with Druids as well as as you either go wildshaped but the others are kind of...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    As Dewydd calls for the guard, the ring-giver gets a look of panic in his eyes. He looks to reaching into his robes for something! At this point, combat begins. Everyone would normally roll initiative at this point, but don't do so just yet. The reason being is that it probably won't matter, if you can't beat a 32. That's what happens when you invite epic-level entities to your party. On a...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    "Even if you can account for all the traps, suppose the area down below is isolated from The Doctor's main base. He cuts power to this auxiliary base and we are trapped down below," The Princess says.
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    With clerics is more reducing MAD. They can key everything off wisdom and have 14 de and con with the default array and use medium armor and run around with shillagh and spiritual guardians. Compare that with the war cleric who has to pick between strength and wisdom. Nature cleric can just buff wisdom to 20 and double dip spell DCs and beat down and is one of the better beat down clerics in the...
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  • Andrew Moreton's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    There is a brief retcon at the begginning when it is revealed Verzubak did not get back on the train in Naalam and that Ulvaar has an ability to reroll will saves. He rerolls his save and resists the effects of the lantern , seeing the gaslights going purple and his colleagues collapsing he moves to turn them off however before he is able to turn them off he has to resist the effects again and...
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    Sovereign answers "It this was a normal situation I would bet it would alert security and slam down an extra security door or seal or even set off some kind of trap. Now it all depends what's on the other side. As far as I can tell there is no extra power on the door for security on this side I don't think anything can happen if we trip something. But you can never guarantee anything with a corp...
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  • daindarkspring's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    I posted too. Onwards.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    I guess they might have done it for bards, since some bards can get Extra Attack. Neither warlocks nor nature clerics get more than one attack, though, so they wouldn't be a concern; and feats are not assumed in much the same way that multi-classing isn't assumed by default.
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  • Zaukrie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    I second Dragonsbane for sure.
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  • daindarkspring's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    Zemryn scowled in disgust at the mutilation of the Korrud dead. It was not Atemi's way. But she understood the man's urges well enough. Kicking at the contents of the sled, she procured herself another short sword before setting her mouth in a firm line and removing a bloody leather armor and boots from a dismembered Korrud. Donning the bloodstained cuirass and ill-fitting boots, she scraped the...
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    Primal Savagery is the spell you are all looking for. It's simply a melee spell attack cantrip, which means it uses your casting stat to attack in melee combat. Granted, I liked the UA version better, back when it dealt piercing or slashing damage, and it doesn't count as a weapon which can be an issue (or highly desirable, depending on your stance). But there is a scaling caster-stat melee...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    Note, when I said "Cast like a sorcerer", I meant that they pick and choose from their spells known as needed. But, their spells known don't change. IOW, they have every spell of whatever levels they can access accessible. I remember actually doing this in 2e and it worked great. 99% of the time, I simply cast the normal stuff, and that 1% of the time, I'd actually use spells that no one...
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  • Steve Gorak's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    animal handling check for the first sled: Gimlack grabs on to the one wolf sled, and returns to the rest of the group. There he approached the deat dwarves, and slashed two arms for the one that was still intact. He looks at his companions "Let me take the faster sled, I may need the speed" He then proceeds to feeding each wolf one arm. Seeing the disdain from some of his companions he adds...
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  • Binder Fred's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    Sounds like it. "What's the secondary one trip if it goes?" inquires the troll once Juno communicates her 'lock findings. If it's an alarm or s'mthing else that needs power- well then they're golden!
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    Finding pace is always tricky in PBP, and compounded by periods of inactivity from players and so on. I think you're doing fine. :)
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    Also Useful: List of Third-Party 5th Edition Campaign Settings
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    Why is the onus on Wizards of the Coast for that new world? Do they have some sort of magical powers that make their settings inherently better than every other campaign world in existence? Are you being compelled by a curse inflicted upon you by an evil fairy godmother that prevents you form using material from another publisher? If not may I suggest: Midgard by Kobold Press Lots of...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Its not just MCing though, see previous comment about being able to get it via feats, Tomelocks, Bards, Nature clerics, 3pp via races as well although you can do that with the Vuman as well.
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  • KenNYC's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    AL would not make a satisfying campaign for a home group of experienced players. They are very vanilla and by design simple enough to be solved in 2 to 4 hours. It is as primitive as possible with the early levels being nothing more than go from point A to point B, have two fights, pick up an item/rescue someone, and then come home without incident. Honestly, you as a DM could do better off...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Agreed. But for many GMs it is not a matter for need. There are GMs who have a preternatural urge to tinker with any rule set.
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  • Steve Gorak's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    Welcome back! The plan is pretty much this, except that gimlak will switch sleds to have a faster two wolfpower engine.I recommend that all y'all turn the sled on its side fo conver (and hiding). Apologies for not being responsive, I was travelling for business, but I'll post IC right now to get thiings moving. Cheers, SG
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    It seems clear that by now that 5E has been a big hit by D&D sttandards with comparisons to D&Ds golden age or even exceeding them. Now there are a few contributing factors such as a perfect storm of social media, Amazon, VTTs etc along with 5E being a good edition. 5 years ago I though that 5E would do alright but would require rebuilding the player base after 4E. It seems that the 5E designers...
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  • zztong's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    20 AC is what the Ranger was. The Ranger was Bow/Two-Weapon. The Manticore landed at least one Crit every round, sometimes two. The Monk/Wizard had a 21 AC with the Shield Cantrip up (most of the time), 20 AC otherwise. The Monk/Wizard had no STR bonus, so was just hitting for 1d6. The Manticore AC was high and Monk/Wizard never landed a Flurry. I believe it was your observation that your...
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  • Greg Benage's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    He literally "glides." It's the aberrant equivalent of a saunter. ;)
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  • Rhenny's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    Actually, I’ve been playing a few clerics over the past few years, and come to think of it, I rarely swap out spells. Sometimes I have to force myself to remember that I can have my PCs pray for different spells each prayer time.
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  • ClaytonCross's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Sure, and thats my intent too. I point is that calling the check is not a signal to the character in game to cast guidance. So the players needs to explain why they cast guidance right now after walking throught the forest alday without casting it or they are triggering the spell casting on a metagame reason. If a character says I am going to try and jump that hole and tie off the rope, the other...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    1st Edition AD&D was Greyhawk. The Forgotten Realms was not purchased until 1987, two years prior to 2e. 2e had no default setting and a myriad of non-FR settings were published. 3e was Greyhawk by default. 4e was the Nentir Vale by default. Why would they get away from FR? The whole point is that it's generic so it's easier to file off the serial numbers to use it in a homebrew world. ...
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  • Greg Benage's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    This seems extraordinarily unlikely unless you made a mistake. OBVIOUS SPOILERS BELOW When the PCs enter the straight corridor leading into the hall where the villain is located, they are 80 feet away. The villain has 120-ft. darkvision. The villain likely doesn't have line-of-sight for the full 80 feet due to stairs, but he can still see them in the corridor before they even get to the...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    I can see your point of view and I think a lot of folks in Adventurer's League are going to run into this issue with this AP. But I love it. There are plenty of reasons a powerful NPC would run from the fight. First, most powerful people got to where they are at by not getting into unnecessary fights and not under-estimating opponents. Even weakling get lucky. Also, depending on the...
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    Shillelagh remains competitive up to level 10, even for a straight-up single-class druid. Produce flame gives you 2d8 damage (average 9); shillelagh gives you 1d8+5 (average 9.5) with maxed-out Wisdom. While you're limited to melee range, you're also dealing magical bludgeoning damage, which means you almost never have to deal with resistance or immunity. And you don't get disadvantage in melee,...
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    Yeah, switching things from active checks by the players against a set DC to passive checks versus an opposed roll is effectively just bringing in rolling-secretly-for-the-players by the back door. At that point you may as well just roll the players' checks secretly, because it amounts to exactly the same thing.
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  • Greenstone.Walker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Something I've just thought of: Time If there is no chance of failure but the elapsed time is important then make the roll, but don't treat a low roll as "failed to perform the activity"; treat it as "took longer than normal to perform the activity." For example, there is generally no way a skilled woodworker is going to fail to create a simple chair. Sometimes, however, a one hour job...
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  • MwaO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    Yes, if you have a pre-racial stat bonus of 18 and get a +2 to that stat, you start with a 20. And then you can raise it to 21 at 4th, 22 at 8th, and so on...
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  • Gradine's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    But the thing is the creature in question is specifically listed as not trying to kill the party; it's first and only goal is to run. If it has to knock some/all of the party unconscious to do that, it will, but the PCs should not at any point end up dead because of it. To be fair this is true of most encounters a 1st level party is expected to encounter. This... this is kind of...
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  • Eric V's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Some of the art is really stupendous, so yeah, definitely.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    The really weird thing is that this druid cantrip was designed to account for multi-classing at all, when multi-classing isn't even assumed in the basic game. Unless you add in that option, the only point of the cantrip is that it lets your druid use a (thematically-appropriate) club or staff for their rare melee attacks, rather than the (technically-allowed) scimitar. If you're playing in a...
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  • GameOgre's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    The encounter is bad. It's not the first time D&D made a bad encounter and it isnt THAT big a deal. I was just shocked that the online reaction to it seems to be"Doesn't matter what the rules of the game are just do what you want" when it comes to saving the party. Also no the foe isn't telegraphed in any way.The pc's don't find out about him until they see him but yes he is indeed...
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  • Demetrios1453's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    When Doctor Who and D&D meet in an... unexpected way. (For those not in the know, the female in that picture is Eldrad, the foe of the 1974 Doctor Who serial The Hand of Fear.)
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    The cantrip is good as is, Druids have never been good at melee outside of things like Flameblade or a magic weapon. My 1E Druid used a +2 Scimitar of Speed for example and it made him OK at combat (lower THACO, fighters had weapon specialisation). 2E was similar to 1E except Druid got nerfed, 3E spells and wildshape were better, 4E not sure about. Basically you only used weapons much at low...
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  • Arakasius's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    Well I think a big shelf thing at 5th level is that is when you get your first stat increases. So since that means everyone would get likely 1 more AC from dex at that level and thus would catch up more than just their level progression. Looking at the level 4 characters I pregenerated for when my group made the conversion the Paladin/Fighter had a 20 AC at 4th level. This is with no magic...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    Hey, you chose the sea, and when I rolled for encounters, this is what popped up. But that said, y’all have done GREAT! I know the baddies had some big restrictions, like not being able to attack immediately and needing to get the boats together, but I’ll make sure the rewards as you play are worth the battles. You will all probably level up after this fight. We’ve games been going on...
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  • OB1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Alexander, Lloyd 21 Bulfinch, Thomas 4-2=2 Cook, Glen 21 Jemisin, N.K. 18 Kay, Guy Gavriel 21 LeGuin, Ursula 21 Lynch, Scott 20 McKillip, Patricia 21 Peake, Mervyn 18 Pratchett, Terry 19
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  • Prickly Pear's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    Sesto nodded at Luko's warning. You're right. I better stay here. If I'm going to be robbed on the way to the "Sun" then I might as well get robbed here by the inn keeper... at the least I will keep my life! Sesto handed Luko a copper piece for his honest advice and went to the inn keeper to make arrangements. Safer here were people think we are friends of the Brotherhood.
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    S'mon replied to Dragon Heist TPK
    If the NPC is scripted to run, this looks like very typical bad scripting. They could at least have had him 'saunter'. :)
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  • Reynard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    You are still looking at it through the lens of combat being the only way to interact with the villain. I think that is the heart of the problem.
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    One thing I don't think anyone has pointed out yet is that Shillelagh, unlike the other one-shot-and-done cantrips, can also be used outside your turn for your opportunity attack if someone provokes one. Without even bringing Extra Attack into the equation, there's still the possibility of getting in more damage than just your one hit on your turn. Not saying that's a huge thing, but it may well...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    That is demonstrably not true. As a matter of fact, unless you are using a variant where you play on a grid, there are no "squares". So it can't even be possibly true in the base game. It's a line - I can shoot in in any direction I like. I can fire ti at 20 degrees to the left - which if I was on a grid would start in the sam square as if firing 20 degrees to the right, but the next...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Blue replied to Dragon Heist TPK
    Something reasonable would be: There are things more powerful than you, play close attention to my descriptions. And if you find yourself in a tough battle, retreat might be in order. But the encounter would still be be 100% wrong - it's telegraphed weaker (running), and there was no opportunity to realize they were in a rough battle and retreat since it was a one turn kill. If the DM...
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  • Prakriti's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    The Last Unicorn--24 The Hobbit--22 The Lord of the Rings--19 Wizards--9Princess Mononoke--23 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind--23 Spirited Away--23 Secret of Nimh--23Kubo and the Two Strings--19 Howl's Moving Castle--18
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  • Lylandra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    While we're still busy getting the orphans to the druid's community, we say goodbye to Gale. Auryn asks her to stay safe and to avoid getting indebted to someone who might force her to act against her beliefs. “I really don't want to see you become a slave to someone else, you know? Should you ever need help, just ask us. Even if we cannot guarantee you that the RHC might be able to help,...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    True but then its only a +1 damage bonus over a normal ranger who took the TWF feat instead (and +1 AC and draw an extra weapon). As I said the only way you can really break the feat is really high rolled stats IMHO and PHB have this problem as well (say 18+ and 16+). Otherwise its mostly +1 or +2 damage to all attacks on weaker weapons. Helps close the gap. Maybe at level 12 and 16 as well...
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  • BookBarbarian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Speaking of ranger, it seems quite useful for the Strength Ranger too. Another one that will likely start with 16 strength and 14 dex.
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  • DNDScholar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    Just wanted to post a revision update. Several revisions have occurred over the last month: Revision history: 1.02: removed images due to broken links, changed the Lopper's reaction to fire, added hitpoints for Splatterman's rats. 1.03: changed lockpicking checks 1.04: adjusted some stats, changed the leveling suggestions, clarified some rules 1.05: added in suggested stats for Kendra...
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    The Last Unicorn--23 The Hobbit--22 The Lord of the Rings--19 Wizards--9Princess Mononoke--23 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind--25 Spirited Away--23 Secret of Nimh--23Kubo and the Two Strings--19 Howl's Moving Castle--18 The Dark Crystal--20
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Anything that gets Barbarians away from great weapons is fine by me so I would allow it. I have not like the Barbarian class since 2E though there it was a tough outlander non magical Ranger type PC not a rager (which was 1 option). The way I look at it is the feat rewards you for trying something different kind of like how Monks rock with spears but spears overall are a bit meh. The...
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  • Hriston's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Yes, this is one of the misgivings I have about using passive Survival; it's either too static or I'm treating the terrain as if it's a creature. I've seen some DMs suggest rolling for traps versus passive Perception, and I've never much liked that idea. The difference here is that while each trap is unique with its own DC and once it's encountered the next one may be different, terrain types...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    I used to be an FR fan but after they blew it up in 4E I'm not interested in it. The Mary Sues are not baked in as such but they do exist and I remember an adventure in the 2E boxed set that had Elminster make a cameo walking a dog saying heel which triggered a wand or something. You would generally have to buy splat books to get the Mary Sues stats so not baked in as such but not that hard...
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  • BookBarbarian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Very nice. 3x 1d6+Strength+Dex+Rage damage is pretty respectable.
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Hope so, it's one heck of an introductory battle.
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    I looked this combo up last night to see if it worked. Some 3pp also lets you acquire it in various ways. We're playing Midgard next and one of the races gains shillagh as a cantrip while another one picks up a Druid cantrip. Said race (Dragonkin) gets +2 charisma and +1 str so you can have a Paladin key everything of charisma and probably wear medium armor. Even without 3pp and...
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  • BookBarbarian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Granted I have only played 5e, but I've yet to have a Mary Sue come in and ruin my game, unless it was a DMPC. Are DMPCs really baked into the setting or was that just my DM? I can't really say any plain crap or very bad history has ruined my games either. But maybe they would have been better without plain crap or very bad history. I have no way of knowing. I love the Backgrounds in...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    5ekyu replied to Dragon Heist TPK
    Iirc the villain has plane shift no components so... Yeah... Staying and killing was a choice.
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    If hand axes are light yes. It doesn't work with finesse weapons though so no rapiers its basically 1d6 and d4 weapons. Did not think of it in terms of using a Barbarian in medium armor throwing axes though. Or no armor come to think of it.
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  • Reynard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    Alternatively, the group could have talked this stuff out before starting play, with the DM explaining that this was not a "kill everything that moves" kind of adventure and the players buying in. Things as described by the OP only happen when there is a failure of communication about the intent and expectations of the GM and the players.
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  • BookBarbarian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    Neat. So with Light weapons it would work with Handaxes? I would definitively consider it on a Barbarian since all of mine start with 14+ Strength and 14+ Dex.
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    I like Paizo I like Golarion and I like their APs. I don't like playing them with the Pathfinder rules although we had fun with some of the earlier ones a few years ago. Rather than run a whole AP though I often seal a map, encounter or idea from them. i did pick up some tricks from Pathfinder APs though that IMHO made me a better DM. For example the little side missions in Kingmaker that...
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  • freyar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    Yes to all-around vision. I'm happy with your description and background. Edit that in and finish these up!
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    I plan to delay till the goblins get close then cast a spell. Can't move and cast without leaving Bucky behind so will wait till they come to us. Will get my action up once I get home from work.
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    Tor speaks, "My friend is a kidder," he says, with a sideways glance at Vadin, "It's obvious you're out here for the silk. There's no other reason for you to be out here in the heat, in the middle of nowhere. We bring news of 2 groups of hostile tribesmen in the area, one Deviard, the other Da'Roneh. We can describe the landmarks to you if you'd like. But trade comes first; how much silk have you...
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  • Lapasta's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    I have never played on AL (it's not available at my country), but I had an eye on getting the Eberron AL Adventure on the dmsguild as soon as I learnt about it. As of now, I haven't purchased it yet, but it has received very poor reviews. I am pondering in getting the "Curtain Call" adventure instead, as it is not only better reviewed, but also has Keith Baker as co-author.
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  • Gradine's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    Bodies are a messy and bring too much unwanted attention. The villains basically universally want PC's thwarted but not killed. PC's are much more likely to regain consciousness somewhere else bereft of some (or all) of their coin and/or possessions. Note that the PC's are also supposed to be warned about wanton slaughter, killing, and bringing unwanted attention from the law on themselves. ...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Blue replied to Dragon Heist TPK
    "My players know that if they are killing foes, and the leader goes to escape, that they absolutely should never attempt to give chase -- that being the minimum level of 'careful' because they should expect villains who flee are able to one round TPK so if they engage there will be no chance for second thoughts." That's tongue-in-cheek, I know you don't mean it like that. But someone trying...
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    Silver Streak sees that there is a "drop" mechanism built into the elevator car itself, which would allow it to be remotely such that the car could be dropped to the bottom of the shaft (at least 200 feet below) but he knew just now to disable it without any problems. He could also sense the combination to operate the elevator itself, but it only went up or down. Finally he sensed that there were...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    I’ve never done it, but I have considered it before as a possible “gateway drug” for my regular Pathfinder group. :)
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    Blue replied to Dragon Heist TPK
    If the adventure doesn't telegraph this heavily, then a single-round TPK so there is no chance to reverse and get out is straight up bad design. And in general, a foe running telegraphs "I don't want to fight you", of which the most common reason is they think they'll lose. So it needed to be unambiguously well shown to turn around that expectation.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    I’ll take a look in a bit and try to have a post in the next day or so. You’re ALMOST done with this.
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  • robus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    I guess you're technically right, but FR is at least heavily favored. :) One of the great services the popular streams like Critical Role provide is demonstrating that D&D can be played in worlds other than FR and, in particular, in worlds of your own design. Imagine if they just ran through the published adventures?! (Also it protects them somewhat from a bunch of Monday morning quarterbacking,...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    Are we gonna just charged forward? Cause if we are, I’m gonna use my Inspire Courage to give everyone a +1 boost to Damage and attack, raise my shield spell, and attack. But I wanna make sure that’s what we’re doing first.
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    I am consulting it for ideas in the conversion, taking some bits from it and doing some of my own. I'm finding it quite helpful. Thank you for putting your notes together and sharing them.
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  • Ed Laprade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    The Last Unicorn--22 The Hobbit--22 The Lord of the Rings--19 Wizards--9Princess Mononoke--23 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind--24 +1 = 25 Spirited Away--23 Secret of Nimh--27 -2 = 25Kubo and the Two Strings--19 Howl's Moving Castle--18
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    S'mon replied to Dragon Heist TPK
    Uhm. 4e? :D
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    With the default ability array I think its worse than Pole Arm master and you are going to have to sink 4 more feats into it. Its also less abusable than the -5/+10 feats where you can buy off the -5 part or use it with sharp shooter at -3 in effect with the archery style. To really abie it you have to give up buffing perhaps con. At best you can have 16/16 lvl 1 with a 13 con. Compare...
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    "I think the spider-bot must have used some sort of laser key to control the elevator. If we examine the bot, we may find the key. I also don't see any traps."
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  • Tailspinner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    No.
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  • Zhaleskra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    If I need to change rule, I need to know why I'm changing it. If I need to change a lot of rules to make the game work, I need to ask why I'm still using that system.
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  • Jon Hodgson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    To celebrate the joy of being alive, and being able to play games, let's all have a free GIGANTIC MAP! (Actually, it's thanks to your support, my wonderful Patrons, that I'm able to share this one with all gamers! Thank you! The Chasm Run map is four 27x32 inch maps that join up into one long chasm run. You can happily use them individually or as a titanically long single map. Get it...
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    What exactly do you think the intent of these threads is?
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Hiromi feels the poison flowing in her veins. The pain is terrible. It causes hp of damage. Hiromi still gets her actions.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    And in said valley they'll also have to watch out for the killer moose, the pack of rabid polar bears, and the village of hockey goons. Lan-"pass me a brew, eh - I gotta watch this!"-efan
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