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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    Morrus replied to LUCK question
    I'm not too sure I understand the first question, but for the second it's actual extra dice.
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  • pnpv125's Avatar
    Today, 11:03 AM
    Keto Pro X We are able to choose out the healthiest, the least fatty or the most digestive, but their combination can damage the excessive first-rate outcomes. Keto Pro X is what is called the dissociated diet regime . There may be no medical demonstration that proves Keto Pro X but the incredible judgment is imposed in this manner of understanding the meals consumption and in the long run...
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  • talien's Avatar
    Today, 11:00 AM
    Dungeons & Dragons is so popular these days that it tops best-selling book lists, but there was a time when D&D was viewed more as a toy than a book. So which is it? A Toy?Dungeons & Dragon's original target audience was wargamers, which co-creator Gary Gygax knew well. As the game grew in popularity its audience expanded, accelerated by the release of Basic Dungeons & Dragons. Dr. J....
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  • fnpvFdfer's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    True Trim Forskolin there is life beyond the shoulder press and the stationary bicycle. In fact, sometimes there is no need to leave the house to get it. Of course, willpower will be essential to be able to lose weight at home . At least at the beginning. "Although at home we do not have the machines, materials or motivation that maybe we can have in the gym, you can achieve great results," says...
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  • Kris's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    I just figured (since this is a family friendly place) that it's better to be safe than sorry (as folks seem to be easily offended nowadays :erm: ).
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Or "BOO-letty"?
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    Unless the social contract is "play your character as it would act were it a real person" (my preference) and let the chips fall where they may. The two parts of the blog you quoted are a bit contradictory in how they view Actor Stance. In the definition it says this stacne "does not necessarily include identifying with the character and feeling what he or she "feels," nor does it require...
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 10:00 AM
    MoI was weird. I agree that DMG2 was mostly uninspired. The Spell Compendium, though, was an excellent investment, just like the Magic Item Compendium. While they surely didn't make for an exciting read, both were great reference books. 1e favorite: 'Fiend Folio', hands down. The worst? I cannot think of one. 'sleeper hit': 'Deities & Demigods'. Not much use for the actual game, but such a...
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 09:59 AM
    Chick rushes forward impaling the man straight through his stomach or so he would have if his strike wasn't blocked by some invisible force created by the vizier raising his hand."This is going to be unpleasant" To initiative.
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  • Coroc's Avatar
    Today, 09:57 AM
    It depends, Hard melee hitters with multiple attacks and high AC + legendary Actions to Counter a botched save can go alone and wreak havoc especially at lower Levels. For caster types i rather suggest a tactical battle Scenario, means Boss is not reachable without climbing or such, has some forcefield, uses a Simulacrum, at lower Levels uses Spirit Guardians etc. it is harder than a melee...
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  • kingpin000's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    What kind of careers should have a Luck bonus? Does the extra Luck dices from the Adult/Old exploits increase the attribute in general or does it counts as extra dice granted by the exploit?
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    I've always pronounced it "boo-let" But Matt Mercer, in his recorded pronunciation for DnD Beyond's bulette entry, pronounces it more like "buh-let" Yet EN World's D&D Pronunciation Guide states: I suggest pronouncing it "bullet-tea", just to annoy people.
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:13 AM
    So, some quick googling seems to indicate this will use rules based on Green Ronin's d20 variant system? I've only read the first novel and haven't watched the tv show, yet, so I'm not sure if that's a good fit. What is it that makes the Expanse setting unique?
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:06 AM
    I pronounce it exactly like the German word for hamburger, because I think it's hilarious :D
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  • kingpin000's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 AM
    You should offer the PDFs on Bundle of Holding.
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 AM
    I particularly like the 'censored' sticker. Did it come with the minis? :D
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 08:46 AM
    Alright, I'll take your word for it, that I'm just not getting what you're saying. In any case, I've hit my limit on the number of conversations I can follow within this thread, and I think that this is more an issue of semantics than principle. Of course, given that I'm not sure what you're trying to say, I could be wrong about that.
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 AM
    Sure, but the problem IMHO is that I think that 100 percent pure Actor Stance is an inherent impossibility. In the context of theatrical drama, the Actor is a also a part-time Author and Director. The Actor is interpreting the character, but that interpretation will be guided by their own Authorial sense. And we may take "Authorial sense" here as a conglomeration of the Actor's understanding of...
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  • stormwell's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 AM
    Rogue's Gallery: The Tundra Wolves There are many sky pirate outfits in Alyeska, ranging from little more than bandits with a couple of planes through to successful gangs with their own airships. A group known as the Banshees have already been covered and have even made an appearance in the Frozen Skies campaign that I'm currently running. Another gang that has featured in the campaign and...
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    And is there any part of this statement that is rendered any less true if a character can possess multiple classes?
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  • Psikerlord#'s Avatar
    Today, 08:33 AM
    Blackpowder Toolkit now available :) https://lowfantasygaming.com/2018/07/16/blackpowder-toolkit/
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 AM
    I think they should have been, on the off chance that I ever get to run a 2e game again that is what I'll make them. It wouldn't even matter if NWP weren't used, thieves would still get them.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 08:26 AM
    It can. It's just slightly more cosmetic than you might expect. If you paint someone's left hand red, then they can see that their left hand is red, even if it doesn't affect their performance in any way. It's the same thing, just applied to physical injury. If you give someone a small cut on their arm, then you wouldn't necessarily expect that to affect their combat performance at all, but...
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    It's never actually happened in one of my games, but I don't have a problem with low level characters dying if that's how the dice roll. Better they die at low level, before the players become too attached to them, and the possibility of death serves to make the peril real and the game more exciting. (If anything 5e makes adventuring too safe). As it happens, whilst the party in my current...
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 AM
    Just a minor quibble: With only 2 uses per long rest, Portent is rather less potent if you actually use the 6 encounters between long rests guideline.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:08 AM
    Bheur Hag 22 Blink Dog 23 Boggle 19 Dryad 27 Green Hag 21 Korred 23 Meenlock 19 Pixie 23 Satyr 28 Sea Hag 8
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  • Coroc's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    Umbran #9 Exactly this, i once did Castle Forlorn, a small ravenloft domain campaign, with very forgiving Players thankfully where the Players could not know history of the place and ran into lots of Trouble: Potential Spoiler: The Castle has 3 different states in 3 different times, as well as the arch Nemesis of the Setting who has 3 different forms at each Point in time. All of that is...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    I stick to the RAW. I have no issues with the death save mechanic. I have no issues killing players at low levels. I'm a big fan of the funnel system where players start with four level-0 PCs. From any that survive the first adventure, they chose the once to make a 1st-level character with. The idea is that everyone is going to have at least one of the four characters die and their is a chance...
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  • Apepsnake's Avatar
    Today, 07:55 AM
    here's a story idea Tetragrammaton manages to break through the Great Wall, and does not challenge the Supreme Being Shesha, nay, instead he goes to the very edge of the omniverse and shouts insults directed towards some "Darkness," seeing that you too have broken through Kuvachim, you decide to investigate. (upon arriving at YHVH's locale) "Come on 'Magnum Tenebrosum!' You're more powerful...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 AM
    Both scenarios are fine, and neither requires meta-gaming. They just assume different things about how the world works. If the world doesn't actually work as described, and the character doesn't know those things, then the player would be meta-gaming by acting on that knowledge. Hit Points are observable to the character. He knows how tough he is, and can approximate how hard he'll hit the...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 AM
    I'm running CoS now. I started with the adventure as written (AAW) but let things evolve based on the party's actions. I don't see the need to remove anything. Let the party explore. One thing I love about CoS is that the number of locations and plot threads and the tarot-reading mechanic allow it to play very differently from one campaign to the next. Let the characters by their actions...
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  • trancejeremy's Avatar
    Today, 07:18 AM
    Honestly, if anything, I think NWPs should have been d100% like thief skills You actually saw this in the Buck Rogers RPG< which was basically 2e in space. Basically you had skill % plus related ability score (like a 15 dex would give a 15% bonus) plus a class bonus, and then multiply by difficulty (2x for easy, 1/4 for impossible and various in between). However, I think that's probably...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    Ray Emery has died. http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/24106449/former-goalie-ray-emery-drowns-swimming
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  • Radaceus's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 AM
    Roll20. and Maptools/ProTools, which I no longer use but may again for a mega-dungeon project I have because of ability to script for free versus paying for pro on Roll20 and VASL for board games (Squad Leader) FG is to cumbersome. I'm not sold, I tried, really, I tried.
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 07:04 AM
    "Ladies...? What? You have a wife? wives...but..." Tai-Tai stammers, confused. His knowledge of this world is still fresh, but he didn't know the elves shared their women. "I wouldn't want to impose." We can move on, Tai-Tai wouldn't think of investigating the competition...and if they're going with the potions, our casters need to prepare dispels, we win any fight by dispelling those...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 06:59 AM
    Free resting means the resource game of D&D becomes trivial (i.e. the only challenge left is for a single encounter to be so deadly it threatens to kill a player character; which is a spice best used sparingly), so I'd advise against it. I'd suggest having the Tomb power the undead to be re-raised every night, making it pointless to kill Tomb Guardians or Withers. If the repair crews are...
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  • gideonpepys's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    When Adriel jumped through the portal to Alais Primos atop the Lance of Triegenes, he was not subject to attack at the other end, as he had been five-hundred years ago. He did not find himself in the midst of an eladrin army, enraged by the death of their goddess, and every woman they ever knew. He was not torn limb from limb as he was back then – a fate which Uriel only narrowly avoided during...
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  • Deset Gled's Avatar
    Today, 06:42 AM
    While I don't share his fervor, I will admit that I partially agree with Gladius's original point. EA has long been known for "slash and burn" practices when purchasing game studios and IP. I believe that business model is generally a Bad Thing. It's bad for devoted fans, who get increasingly inconsistent products. It's bad for innovative creators that have to see their content degrade as...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 AM
    The name is fine. The mechanic is flawed. Change it to a percentage of max hit points, minimum of 1, or something similar.
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  • Myrdin Potter's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 AM
    You mean download an image, put into the images folder of your campaign, click the images button and share it? I mean, some images, like maps, are DM only, so sharing explicitly is needed. Takes me under 5 seconds, it is not like remembering a name you just gave it is hard and you can organize the images quickly. FG has not had tabs for quite a while, it has drop down sections now. Images are...
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 AM
    That is true, especially if characters dont take wounds! ;0)
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  • Dire Bare's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 AM
    Dragonlance is a good example, as it did introduce time travel rather early in its life as a setting theme with the Legends trilogy, and there was a short story collection that included several "what if" alternate timeline scenarios. Dragonlance did a good job using time travel as world-building in the novel series, although I'm not sure how well it was ever used in the RPG books. The Comeback...
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 AM
    Ditch the grid. Go theater of the mind, and encourage players to decide what they're going to do in advance of their turn. Things can speed up so much faster if you do that.
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 AM
    Ha ha ha. Stamr is not charismatic. . But maybe he is investigating too: .
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 06:04 AM
    Like I said, for the price, fantasy grounds should be a hell of a lot better than it is. To give an example, the number of steps required to add something as simple as a single image is a bad joke. Find the pic, download it to your computer in the correct directory. Go back into fg find the file through the images tab, hope that you know the file name because good luck finding it otherwise....
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  • krunchyfrogg's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    Wow, that’s be really cool!
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    Sanctuary states that "If the warded creature makes an attack or casts a spell that affects an enemy creature, this spell ends." So as long as you cast Spirit Guardians first, it seems like you could walk around wreaking havoc without breaking Sanctuary. Thoughts? EDIT: I should have Googled before posting. It's been well discussed.
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  • tztk's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    Keto Pro X Please keep away from sodas - even nutr Keto Pro X ional ones because regular sodas are basically a drink to gain weight as water is a weight loss drink w Keto Pro X h 0 strength - you could lose 1 pound each week if you changed 2 soda bottles w Keto Pro X h 2 bottles of water, so pass right right proper here for recognize the manner to save you ingesting soda. Some studies now...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 AM
    What would be a good name that was consistent with hp not being metagame?
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 AM
    I dont remember coming across the Story Now term. This article seems to have a very comprehensive description of it though so I will have to take the time to look at it in more depth.
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 05:33 AM
    By abusive I mean things like re-flavouring your Adamantine sword as being retractable Adamantine claws that can pop out of your hand. The mechanics are obviously exactly the same attack, damage etc but the flavour is very different. And now you get questions like, if everyone else is disarmed then do you get dis "armed" or is it just your luck that you sneak your weapon inside? I could see a...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:30 AM
    Not 'less able' in the absolute sense, but 4e militates against, or at the very least facilitates the divergence from, railroaded GM-driven scripts. You can do Story Now with 4e, quite easily. Even in more traditional play the game has the character that players are much less reliant on GM interpretation of the situation for fictional positioning and such. So GMs have a lot less leverage to...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:29 AM
    It's a bad name for the spell.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 AM
    So how come, then, a Cure Light Wounds spell can heal most ordinary people (in classic D&D, B/X, AD&D and 3E) from dying or on their last legs, to full health?
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:23 AM
    Welllllllllll, if the player actually literally is true to the reflavoring in the sense that NOTHING in the mechanics is impacted at all, then there should be no effect. At least in terms of the mechanical inputs to the game. As for the FICTIONAL inputs, and the implications in terms of fictional positioning, there's clearly an impact there. I am not sure it is proper to call it out as 'abusive',...
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 AM
    (Group 2) If someone else moves into melee with the Swamp Giant, I can get Advantage on attacks from my Pack Tactics feature.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:18 AM
    Well, someone might have meant them this way, but it would be a caricature of how many of us use these terms, whether they're used in some sort of 'correct' way according to some place called 'The Forge' where I have neither ever posted nor ever read anything much. I mean, you're being sarcastic, but these can be useful terms. I agree they were often just tossed about by those wanting to tar...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 AM
    It doesn’t read unclear. It reads that all three talants must be picked from the same tree, and then in a separate section, says you can also pick two talents from cybernetics. But if Greenkarl meant “must pick the core talent, and the remaining two can either be from the same tree if Cybernetics”, then i can change it.
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    Fluffy?
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    Ha, well that could explain the problems that I had trying to use that Screw Driver as a Hammer then. ;0) Guardmore Abbey was far too late for me, I had stopped buying official adventures before then. I have seen a lot of advice re: Skill Challenges and seen a few videos I think Matt Colvile did one or two. Honestly I am not sure what the set structure brings to the table that makes...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 AM
    Just classes by another name. That was the upshot of my experiment, I could call it something else, but I just ended up with effectively 3 classes, or you could call them 'power sources', whatever. And then I'd still have to make a bunch of 'sub classes'. It seemed an experiment that was pointless. So I simply settled on mostly how 4e parsed it, several power sources that are loose but generally...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 AM
    Make a Charisma Roll. Persuasion, probably.
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 05:08 AM
    This section about starting Talents is a little unclear. I think its supposed to say that one you pick a talent tree, you must take the 'core' talent for that tree. You can then choose your remaining two core talents from among those in the same tree and those in the Generic Cybernetics Talent Tree. The wording for the Tough class is similarly unclear. I think that the intent is that each...
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Today, 04:56 AM
    Sand in moves up behind Drui, touching him on the elbow. "Only one left, we can do this!" Action: Cast Heroism (immune to frightened and gain 3 temp HP at start of target's activation. Bonus Action: Bardic Inspiration. (+1d6) 1st Level spells: 2/3 expended. Bardic Inspiration 2/3 Expended.
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    If there's news about the brother's expedition to be learned, then yes; otherwise, Stamr will be on the ship in the morning.
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  • heretic888's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 AM
    Yes, but I should note that Story Now doesn't mean No Prep At All. You can certainly prepare potential encounters the PCs may face. However, in a Story Now context what you would also do is a) allow for multiple pathways for "defeating" the encounter, b) make sure each encounter is meaningful to the shared fiction, c) do not pre-prepare outcomes for any given encounter, and d) do not assume the...
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    Grody watches the proceedings in a state of shock. Asherah was the one who was the nicest to him, and he had no way of helping her really aside from staying out of the way. Fortunately, the others seemed to have stopped the bleeding. The kobold slipped into the room where the creature had last been seen, looking around for clues as to why it had chosen this particular merchant to attack. He...
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  • ediz's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    I am leaving it open for now. I would expect them to come up with the idea of waiting a day and then a DC40 diplomacy check
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 AM
    There are definitely degrees of Railroading. Honestly I dont see anything wrong with the DM saying that they have brought this Adventure path and who wants to jump on the Adventure train. There is still plenty of Player agency within the concept to have fun as long as you are not bringing a Paladin to a Pirate fight.
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  • Shimrath's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 AM
    Funny you should ask about this, as the big fight with Ekossigan just started in my game with only a very short attempt to persuade him from his dark ritual! As you phrased the question, i would also answer "no". Joining forces with the Constables instead of leading a small army of fey into the Bleak Gate doesn't seem like Ekossigan's style. I decided to remain open to the possibility of...
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 AM
    Galahad though is still useless for the time being.
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 AM
    *shrugs* no there is, of course, no right or wrong way to play unless someone at the table is being hurt. Part of it is that they don't worry about rules. Ever see then haggle or debate a rule interpretation? Do they get caught up in the minutia? Nope, they worry about the story and the fun, not little stuff. If you are like me and have played other editions, especially years of 3/3.5 then...
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 AM
    Mmmhmm, I am not sure I would put it down to willful ignorance. There are definitions of Games, Narrative and Simulation already that do not seems to match 100% with your definitions. Thank you for taking the time to explain. I can certainly see how some of those features framed in a different context can look the way you say. Certainly looking at some of the encounters that iserith has...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    A good idea for any collaboration (gaming or other) is expectations management. (In business, the equivalent is like a job description or Statement of Work). It’s a good idea to remind people, at the first session (or perhaps even at a “session 0” at character creation) that while Crit. Role is awesome, it is also a public production and managed as such, and includes professional stage actors and...
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  • heretic888's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 AM
    We'll have to agree to disagree. ;)
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  • Treantmonklvl20's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 AM
    I'm working on a mini guide of sorts where I walk through leveling a concept build from 1 through 20. Starting with a god wizard. Talk about spell preparation level by level etc.
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  • Invisible Stalker's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 AM
    Bheur Hag 22 Blink Dog 23 Boggle 19 Dryad 29 Green Hag 21 Korred 22 Meenlock 19 Pixie 23 Satyr 28 Sea Hag 8
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  • krunchyfrogg's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 AM
    Amazing to see re-evaluations of the schools on page 93. Perhaps it’s time for another guide?
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    Why did Giff (the hippo-men) receive modern-day fragmentation grenades in MTOF?!? Because they forgot to put them in the Monster Manual.
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  • Celebrim's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 AM
    Sort of. If I was redoing AD&D using what I've learned since 1e, there would be NWP's that would allow you to get thief abilities to some degree but they would still use their own separate rules for percentage chances of success because NWP's aren't very flexible and thief abilities need to be.
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 04:01 AM
    No, and I don't think they were hijacked by edition warriors than anyone else - they were hijacked by people who thought that the GNS approach was convoluted and, ultimately, useless. Simulationist, gamist, and narrativist work far better and more easily among gamers to describe rules and the various tensions they exhibit between simulating some process, making it more playable but more abstract,...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 AM
    It's not my thing and I didn't enjoy 4e, but I'm all for everyone playing the type of game that they enjoy, and 4e had its place.
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  • heretic888's Avatar
    Today, 03:56 AM
    That's fine, I'm certainly not attached to the name. I can only speak from my own personal experiences, where drawing upon one's willpower to do something intensely physically demanding is a) definitely a thing, b) something human beings can do of their own volition with practice and experience, and c) not something you can do as often as you want to (i.e., its a "limited use" ability we might...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 AM
    I agree. Years ago on the D&D forum a DM was asking about railroading, because his players wanted to play in a "Quantum Leap" campaign where they just hopped from one place to another and couldn't leave until they fixed the problem that brought them there. That's a fine way to do a railroading scenario. If the players are on board, have at it. By and large, though, it's a DM with an issue...
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  • heretic888's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 AM
    Well, as I said before, I consider railroading to be much more common than most would probably be willing to accept. And it can be good fun with the right group and the right GM, so there's nothing inherently "wrong" with it.
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  • heretic888's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 AM
    Yep. As Tony pointed out earlier in the thread, Edition Warriors hijacked the jargon in order to demonize game systems they didn't like (in what context has "gamism" ever been used as anything other than a pejorative around these parts?). As opposed to the original intent of creative agendas, which was to talk about people's actual experiences at the table rather than dragging rules systems...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 AM
    Solos should always get help especially at high levels...it’s just way way way too easy for a party to gang up and take them down
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 AM
    And now it is time for the Adventures of Fluffy and Diggs! I have no idea if this character is even viable. Seems cool to me, or at least, what he could be given enough time and money. Diggs was drafted into the military of some corporation or another, he can't really remember which, when he was a kid. Or maybe it was after he became a man. Or maybe...well, whatever. At some point, he...
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  • bedir than's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 AM
    I don't think I've run a single session of 5e with more than 3 combat encounters. It forces tracking rests between sessions, which is lame.
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    No - not when 2e's main purpose was to regularize the rule sprawl that 1e had become. If anything, the attempt to enable anyone to track but still leave it a special purview of the ranger was a botch. Not only did non-rangers have to spend 2 slots for it, they suffered a -6 to their Wisdom stat when trying to roll under it. Why make it a generally available proficiency if the only character...
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