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  • MoonSong's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    You can't talk about lazy warlords in anime without Nijima Haruo from Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. A bit of a roguish coward, who is a terrific tactician. He is the architect of the Shinpalu Alliance, something he achieved by borrowing the charisma of his "friend" and actual protagonist Kenichi, a very cohesive group that follows his orders an strategies despite most of them actually hating...
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  • Reynard's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 AM
    Reynard replied to Missing Rules
    I feel like that might have a negative effect on player agency. That is, there is a mechanic that seems to be in the purview of the player -- a rule regarding Strength (Athletics), for example -- but the player has to play "mother may I?" with the DM in order to act. I'm not sure that produces a positive play space.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
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  • Alex Hughes's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 AM
    I think the class revisions and lore explanations are fantastic. The Witcher class itself it well balanced and fun to play. My only complaint/criticism is the addition of the School of the Owl and the relegation of the School of the Griffon to a shield using subclass. In both the graphic novels (albeit, very lightly) and moreso the games the School of the Griffon is the most magically inclined...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 AM
    Everett's bonfire fails to harm the wolf. Perin's bolt goes wide. Surina's breath weapon catches three of the wolves, injuring them. (k1, k2, k3) Keth finishes one of those wolves (k3) The fire brigade is still running. Upstairs people are settling into various rooms and hiding The bowmen upstairs fire a volley of arrows that injures two wolves (k10 and k11) Zadolix' held attack with an...
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  • Dire Bare's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 AM
    I swear the "drop bear" exists in D&D, but I can't remember what edition or book it appeared in. The drop bear is a fake mythological creature from Australia, essentially a carnivorous koala.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    Ooze is immune to crits. I know because I ran one and I let it get critted (it's AC is soooo low!) but then I realised that it shouldn't have been.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    That would be Ulaqui. For whatever reason, she really likes Hanar and laughs at all of Dandin's jokes. They get along. I wouldn't say there's anything romantic going on, but I think they hit it off. Hanar was easily found, unharmed, very near to the spot where Dandin had left him. Oyfanen took the seeds. She planted only one, and the rest disappeared somewhere on her leafy person, but even...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 AM
    Sharon is ideal for the Yawning Portal - there’s an enormous undercity full of dangers, as the hobgoblin ruins of Ja’Sharaat, the Cogs, and theSewers all add multiple dungeon levels. So a bar in, say, Lower Dura, having a huge pit in its middle that leads into the depths wouldn’t be out of place.
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  • Apepsnake's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 AM
    MLANDOTH, DARKNESS, MAGNUM TENEBROSUM | Half of Azagthoth, Eternal Nothingness, One of two dragons to Azag Truly Immeasurable (an entire location) Outsider (Extraplanar) Hit Dice: -1,998,000,000,000,000d100,000 -1,000,000,000,000,000,000 x100,000 x333 (-6,686,640,000,000,000,000,000,000,000(-Infinite) Initiative: Always ALWAYS goes last Speed: Well its a location so it's just kinda there...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 AM
    Being able to hop between worlds with the same character every adventure would be odd and not really match most settings. It would making planar travel a little too commonplace. Tying it to certain adventures would work, but has the potential of trapping people in unwanted settings. If they miss a game and no one wants to play the adventure where you get out of the setting, that character...
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  • ad_hoc's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 AM
    ad_hoc replied to Missing Rules
    Well...this may seem inconsequential but I think it is very important. Players don't declare that they are using skills. Players say what their character is doing and if the DM judges that the outcome of what they are doing is both in doubt and interesting/has consequences then they call for an ability check and may call for a skill to go along with that. So in this case the player would...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    I'll tell you more about it as time goes on, but I have an idea - it's not fully fleshed out yet. You see, I think it would be best if it connects somehow to the actual events in the adventure, so I have a bit of research to do for details, but here's the gist: I'm thinking it's not so much a Patron, but TWO. Warring over control of Titus. Something like this: A relative of Titus'...
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Today, 02:55 AM
    Quick run-down on Dandin's new level as it's a big one. Experise: double prof bonus on Insight and Persuasion. Bonus Prof: Animal Handling, Investigation, and Perception. Cutting Words: The inverse of inspiration targeting enemies and affecting attack, damage or ability rolls as a reaction. (Doesn't work if target is immune to charm or can't hear.) Forgot Heroism to learn Healing...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    Oh boy. Here we go: Sentience. The Ring of Winter is a sentient chaotic evil item. The ring communicates by transmitting emotion to the creature carrying or wielding it, and it has hearing and normal vision out to a range of 60 feet. The ring craves destruction, and it likes inflicting indiscriminate harm on others. It now has control of Miss Imogen. Step One is to rid itself of its former...
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  • Reynard's Avatar
    Today, 02:46 AM
    Reynard replied to Missing Rules
    But there is nothing in the rules that says that the character making the Strength (Athletics) check to jump an unusually long distance (a thing explicitly allowed by the rules) needs to come up with some convoluted explanation for how they are going to do so. Literally all they have to do is "I use Strength (Athletics) to jump an extra 5 feet" and your job is to assign a difficulty to that roll....
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  • Apepsnake's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 AM
    actually darkness is coming next thanks bootlebat I was gonna make kali but really making durga would make more sense there
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 02:43 AM
    Let me know when the Patron is ready. Should we role play the contact? We could PM it if you don’t want to take up space on the forum.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 AM
    Just missed a crit by 1. Urik is screening the ooze granting it a +1 circumstance bonus to AC/TAC. And the monster's AC is a big old 5. Still, the fire damage does some harm but it still seems relatively healthy, for an ooze. Waiting on Corwin
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  • Apepsnake's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 AM
    well he'd be apep but twice as powerful he also nullifies everything you throw at him, can delete the entire campaign from ever happening, and can easily take on anything you throw at him except azag (who lacks stats mostly because he's a true ultral)
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  • Thomas Bowman's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 AM
    They get to control the conversation that way. They say, "I'm offended, shut up!" If someone looks like he is about to make a good point and the other person doesn't have a good counter, he gets "offended!"
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 AM
    From what I hear, artificer isn't in the book yet, but when I playtested the UA version, it was pretty ridiculous. Add in Dragonmarks and the warforge, and you can see how things can start to get unbalanced.
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  • Ejay M-G's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    I thought this was an min/max forum, scrolling to the top it says lvl 1 min/max. And the thread says min/max fun In my message, I said clearly how to get higher than the previous highest AC. Getting 21 AC at lvl 1, instead of 20 AC. Plus getting a higher DPR at lvl 2, with the same build. (I know not lvl 1 but still) I can take the rant out tho, when I spoke about my own character Gil...
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  • playest's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    The version 5 of Hextml is out! Try it and tell me what you think of it. The main changes are: * You can drag and drop icon on the map * New stamp tool: more icons, anything can be an icon! * Better (much better) interface on mobile * Less chance to lose you maps by mistakes * It's easier to use custom tiles and icons * Outline mode improved
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 AM
    You've slightly missed my point, I think. In your case you're not setting up or preparing to play or creating a game to play at some later time, you're setting up/preparing to play/creating a game at the same time you're playing it, with set-up bits and play bits all mushed together though still individually defineable once extracted and looked at closely. To a much lesser extent many of us...
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  • Skywatch's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 AM
    I mean, technically the monster isn’t cheating. It’s abilities don’t say anything about requiring concentration.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 AM
    "Would you like me to fly behind you stealthy types?" The Princess asks. "I could be fifty or so feet back and easily make up the distance if something were to happen to you."
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    Ooof, those rolls... On the 999th post too.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    "It is a matter of family pride, nothing more," Keleri says. "So glad you could make it."
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  • dco's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    For now I don't like it, choice 4. Looks a bit like D&D5e with power choices at some levels (like D&D4e), a bit different action system and some other changes, but I find it more complicated, slower, it doesn't have what D&D5e called bounded accuracy unless you keep all NPCs and enemies near the same levels, etc. It also has the things I dislike about the 5e, lack of freedom building your...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    The Illithid Supper Song Brains- from a man took things over Brains- not too loose, hard to swallow Brains- leave behind a skull that’s hollow (Brains) Brains- it's not your shame, it's just the flame That burns your change to keep you insane (Brains) Brains, (Brains)- yours are like a fine gazpacho Brains, (Brains)- what you get is no tomorrow Brains, (Brains)- maybe with a side of...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 AM
    Many versions of the philosophies I mentioned in my post - Stoicism, Taoism, Taoist-influenced Buddhism, environmentalism - don't agree with this. They have a conception of nature that is immanent, and identifies the threat to nature as arising from human will/deliberate action as a violation of that natural order.
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  • Blackmoor_Film's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 AM
    Secrets of Blackmoor is seeking support as we reach the expensive stage of film post production. Sure, we can just do everything ourselves, but it would be a couple years before we could finish the film. Unlike other gaming ventures, we don't want to make empty promises and then leave everyone empty handed and cash light. We just released our T-shirts as a way to help fund the project....
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    Ooc. Double post
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:12 AM
    This is why I disagree with Hussar: it misdescribes some fairly mainstream RPG play. Asserting that when I sit around with my friends playing the game - talking back and forth about who is doing what, and working out what happens - that we are really setting upo or preparing to play or creating a game which we will then play at some later time - is misdescription.
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 AM
    "Don't be daft!" Templeton admonished. "Yew dwarves may have hardy dispositions and iron stomachs...but tasting' and mixin' potions will getcha kilt!" He took a look at the clear vials. "These here be crystal clear as water." He then looked at the one with a bead. "Da udder be some sorta size changin..." Ooc: Religion check on the clear ones?
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 AM
    Dandin enlisted one of their guides and disappeared shortly after everyone had begun to settle in. They reappeared shortly after dinner had been served with Hanar in tow and a few more apples from Dandin's stashed cart. Apples were shared out as requested and as Dandin sat to eat he picked out the seeds and made a little pile. Once he was done he took them to the dryad as an offering. ...
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 AM
    Tommi wakes up early, before the dawn when the last stars are still to be seen in the sky. The smell of loam beneath the moss is refreshing, and he had dreamed of Sheren, lecturing him on some piece of bad behaviour, but the tone of her admonishment had been warm and forgiving. For some reason, they were beside a broom in a forest in his dream, and she was wearing her uniform but with the top...
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    "Sandpoint." The word drips from the lips of the half-elf in finely tailed clothes watching from the doorway to the dining room where she was hovering. Her hair was dark, falling in waves over her shoulders and making her intense blue eyes stand out. A rich sky-blue cloak was draped around her, showing a white-blue dress like spun crystal underneath with a pendant with a white crystal dangling...
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  • smbakeresq's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 AM
    That’s why I use the 4e rule I mentioned before, it’s fast and easy and once your players know it they just do it for you without asking for a DC.
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    So under Summoning it does mention that a natural 1 means the spirit might be angry and attack the summoner but then nothing more. So I want to edit with "If the summoner rolls a natural 1 on its summoning test the summoner must make a Charisma saving throw DC 10 + the spirits Magnitude. If the summoner makes the save the spirit simply refuses to serve the summoner and returns to its native...
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  • smbakeresq's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
    This is %100 true, however i use jump ALL the time, especially as a martial PC. Jump over that difficult terrain, on that table and then off again to attack from above (and ask for a bonus to damage from DM), jump to get next to the bad guy in case the floor is trapped, etc. As a DM I always use terrain and difficult terrain and hazardous terrain mixed in and around each other and at...
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    Mine too! That was, for me, what set it apart from other settings. The room for interpretation was its strength, and the more the setting started to develop, giving specific events and hard answers, the less it was able to differentiate itself from other settings like FR.
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    Way too fiddly for my taste. I don't want to have to roll a d6 with every single attack and convert it to 1-3 before adding it to the total (One of the goals of 5e was precisely to get away from this sort of thing). What was the thinking behind it? Does it add something to the game? I don't see how the unpredictability will change any behavior/tactics, since the d20 roll already makes...
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  • aco175's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 AM
    I'm first thinking no since there are several items/quirks that are in each world that would need to be forced on other worlds. Dragonmarks in FR and such. Special races that are specific to worlds such as warforged.
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  • ad_hoc's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 AM
    Right, but the value that people place on various abilities is subjective. Most people don't know how to properly value things. The only reason top player's opinions in various competitive games are trusted is because they're top players. D&D isn't competitive so what is seen as 'best' is a matter of what the majority of people think is best. There are many nuances and concepts in...
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  • dco's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 AM
    dco replied to Missing Rules
    You have some guidelines in the book, the rest is up to you, personally I give more penalties to people with armor, heavy weight, etc and use the xtreme difficulty (25) for world recor distances. In any case my advice is to adjudicate difficulties fast and keep going, don't lose time with that.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 AM
    Not going to disagree with any of this. You have it exactly right. One thing I would add though, is the fact that, at least according to any numbers I've seen, about 50% of D&D players are homebrewers, so, I'm not sure that republished module play is as common as you think. I think it's the most visible, but, I'm not sure it's the most common.
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 AM
    i'm fine with Engineering and/or Technical to including Robots
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 AM
    Yes, I do, in the sense that in all four games NOTHING is being created. The only difference is complexity.
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    Yes, that was my favorite part about the early 4e cosmology.
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  • smbakeresq's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 AM
    That’s not how it works. There is no penalty for failing to jump a distance, you just don’t jump as far. What is underneath you doesn’t matter for the purposes of the jump check, your check determines the distance you jumped for that effort. Think about it, as a DM you say “it’s 20’ to jump across a chasm, the DC is 20, start making checks as you each jump across.” Someone gets a 19, so...
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    My Presciousss.
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    Thank you for the response! That is a fine idea, but it doesn't really address the problem I see down the road. It is just a more flexible take on legendary actions. Look, I like legendary actions - a lot. It is just they have there limits. When you have a group of 4 gods (PCs) fighting an ArchFiend, his generals, and a platoon of devils I see legendary action craziness being a problem. ...
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 AM
    Okay. Charisma save vs. DC 15 . Initiative .
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  • dco's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    dco replied to Secret hit points?
    I find the combat of D&D very unrealistic, lots of hits, damage, binary consciuous-unconscious... and because of this I find descriptions uninteresting. I also think you should have better ways to build tension as someone said. But that's me, ask your players and if they want try it, perhaps it improves your experience.
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    Ahh, I see. In that case, what I would change would be similar to what you say you would, particularly the part about not trying to include every story that eventually got referenced throughout 4e’s run. I’d pair it back to the core ideas of the setting and restore some of the mystery. My guiding philosophy, if I were to redux Nentir Vale would be “folklore, not history.” The Dawn War, for...
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 AM
    (Juno Investigate check to search the fallen: ) Juno's about ready to move out, her mask still on but her suit rolled up as tight as it'll go and tucked into one of her pouchest, when she catches a whiff of something in the air. Something...herbal? "Ntensity...what the drek..." she stashes her irritation over him toking up when she hears the fear in his voice though. With a whisper of...
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  • Eubani's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 AM
    Maths is not subjective. Bad maths is bad maths regardless of having played the sub class or not.
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 AM
    Kitsune's image looked around and said, "Me and Shadow can see okay in this light, but the rest of you'd be pretty bad off in the jungle I think. Lets play it safe until we know what's going on. Keep quiet, head for the lights over there, see what's up."
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    I see it in the 5e forum, but do not see it in the General Roleplaying Discussion section.
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  • Caliban's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    This is what my players had to deal with in the game I ran today. I was just posting it in case anyone else found it interesting. :) It was incredibly confusing but fun as the Orator kept layering on different control effects that contradicted each other. One guy had Confusion, Suggestion, and Enemies Abound all at once. And the orator always suggested that they heal him with whatever...
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    Nope. Companion Bond is the class feat at 4th. It gives your Hunter bonus to your companion. Full Grown Companion is 6th level. Gah! You said druid. You're right about druids! Sorry. I missed the druid qualifier there. :)
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 AM
    Is is me or is thread rating gone?
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  • dco's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 AM
    Try one with two swords. Depends on what you understand from the twitter screenshots, for me it is quite clear. I find the melee hunter also extremely bad. I don't need experience playing the class to see its problems. I didn't bash anyone.
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 AM
    Icosa considers his options. As he continues to track the assassins, he sends a handshake signal to the strange weapon that's integrated itself into his arm. The device has connections, but he can tell that it also has it's own separate processor and sapience. The potential existed, perhaps, to gain access to the weapon's functions via subverting its protocols, but that seems unwise. Short of...
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 AM
    This thread is unnatural....
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 AM
    With his peripheral vison Nalvis can see that his friends are doing well, and this gives him hope as he swings again with his axe. roll: 42 Mekric will attempt a trip attack with her staff on her foe. roll: 70 Arbrine grins at the burn wound left on the Graggorid, but knows she can do better. Touch and Heat again. roll: 80
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  • VLAD the Destroyer's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    Druids companion age up at 4th level I believe.
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 AM
    I kinda like using the standard rules for legendary actions, to simulate extra turns or actions the creature has. Perhaps still calling it a legendary action, but say it can use it at will, or at the beginning of combat, or as an action surge, instead of only at the end of another creatures turn. Could be very dynamic. Legendary Action, Cthulhu's Encroaching Tentacles, +x to hit, damage x,...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 AM
    ... wait you weren't kidding?
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    Yep. Ranger animal companions are 'young' until the ranger hits 6th level and takes a class feat to age them up.
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 AM
    "Assignment first," Tisi says flatly. "Consider the album part of your reward." As they start off towards the warehouse, she adds, "I'd like to get more information about this creature before we determine the best course of action to take. Although our orders are to kill it, I choose to interpret that as 'remove any threat it might pose.' I hope we can agree on this point, as it gives us a...
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  • AnotherCrappyDM's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 AM
    The calculations should take care of that if you select None from the Armor list. Edit: Select none from the armor drop-done. On CS1, you can see an AC breakdown between your HP & AC. The first line should be 10+WIS/CON, the next +2 if shielded and then below that, your Dex.
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  • Quartz's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 AM
    How about basing it off a varguille or something similar? Say with snake-like appendages?
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 AM
    Aridha, having lapsed into uncomfortable silence after Rana's admonishment, busies herself looking for the escaped ghoul's trail. The last thing she wants to encounter is some weird super-ghoul. It was really worse than that though, and Aridha wasn't sure Rana had grasped it. If she could spread this thing to a ghoul, then what else could that happen with? Was she...contagious? What about when...
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  • Radaceus's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    looking towards a 4th level PC. I have a concept for a gnome barbarian or maybe ranger who rides his animal companion. Need to find a meduim creature, one size up from small, for a mount... maybe a Bear (noted as grizzly, a brown, or black bear)... look up Animal Companions-Bear: size=small oh ye lords of game mechanics! what tomfoolery is this?!... can it be, perhaps, this is just a bear...
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  • Shadowdweller00's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 AM
    I don't give out numbers, but one can certainly describe monster health levels in qualitative terms: "It's breathing heavily with exertion." "It's got quite a number of nicks and bruises." "It's trembling in pain, heavily favoring one leg." "Doesn't seem like it has even noticed your attacks." I tend to prefer giving out this information because....it feels more immersive? And because I LIKE...
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  • R0NiN's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    How can I set my monk's Unarmored Defense? Even with override maximum AC is 19. Could you add "Unarmored Defense (MONK)" (10+dex+wis) and "Unarmored Defense (BARB)" (10+dex+con) to "10. ARMOR & SHIELD / ARMOR" drop-down list?
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 AM
    Bunny flies around, keeping her distance from the undead creatures, trying to line herself up to get as many as she can. Then she holds her hands out and incants in the ancient Gnomish tongue; an utterance of devastation to chill the bones of any creature who knew what it portended: "PEW PEW PEW!" A geyser of flames fountained out from her hands, washing over the deck of the undead ship and...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    Ok. So the characters are rational beings, unwilling to take on a monster in a fair fight. Good, that's good roleplaying. Why on earth would someone try to fight a monster in a fair fight?! You might die! The thing to do is to retreat, then lure it in an ambush where you massacre it without mercy. The *best* fight is one where your foe doesn't even have a chance to shoot back. This...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    Cuz Morrus wants it this way and doesn't need to explain to anyone why he changes things?
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Aranel's visage was grim as she surveyed the ruin she'd wrought. Even as the mortal in her quailed at that devastation, something older and deeper rumbled that this was right, and this was good, and this was proper. The city was hers, and she would protect what was hers. That voice was one that she knew she'd need to temper. Herald she might be, but she was no dragon herself...whatever powers...
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 AM
    SkidAce replied to Missing Rules
    I would say falling into a very deep pit would be a penalty for failure.
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    For the rogue question, I rule that they have to put some effort into hiding. If the enemy is paying attention to a corridor and the rogue pops out they are seen. Hidden isn't magic and doesn't grant invisibility. On the other hand if the enemy is distracted and looking in a different direction it works, the first time. After that be expected to move to a different position. As others have...
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 AM
    I agree with you (well except for the Primal Spirits that I removed from my 4e games as well). However, when you said, "But it’s very, very different than how I would run Nentir Vale." It implied to me that there were some changes you might make. I don't see the need to change it because a change of editions either, so let me re-phrase the question: How would you change the Nentir Vale...
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    jgsugden replied to Missing Rules
    A jump should be an exciting moment in a game. If it takes more than a moment to adjudicate, it is taking too long. The PHB rules handle it perfectly by giving simple, easy and dramatic - yet quick to adjudicate - rules.
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  • smbakeresq's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    The situation you describe is essentially the paradox of thrift. The paradox in layman’s terms is if everyone tries to save money, economic growth slows down so everyone gets poorer by saving,not richer. In D&D, if everyone plays to not to die then no one lives. HP is a resource that must be spent to accomplish goals. While the group will almost never have more HP then the monsters, they...
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 AM
    Shayuri shook her head disgustedly. "How many men? I've half a mind to say we should just leave right through them. I'm getting sick and tired of things and people getting in our way. We have a purpose here. We've been chasing our tails, letting little men with small minds push us this way and that." "Our destinies are bigger than that. Perhaps a show of force will remind them exactly who...
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 AM
    (OOC - Lets just check on Thorn's save. I don't think she's up yet, but it'll be good to know if she can get up. plus surge because that's a good idea ) (Natural 20. Thorn has very clearly had enough of this. :))
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