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  • Nick Phoenix's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 PM
    I was looking for a GM "screen" for my laptop. Something that provides easy access tables and maybe a dice roller. Any apps like that out there? Or has anyone put together a Onenote notebook that does it?
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  • hirou's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 PM
    Just a small note, it's unclear whether sending ritual works in the Danor dead magic zone, so Lya could be "out of service zone" most of the time.
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    Iím curious about why swashbuckler?
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  • DM Dave1's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    Not to mention, while the Personal Bugbears have plenty of flavor text, Iím not seeing stat blocks anywhere...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    Then you lose mod off hand damage...
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  • Doc_Klueless's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    While both of these are true about my OP, posts are like children. You raise them as best as you can. But once they leave the house they're on their own! I've found the topic interesting, for the most part.
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  • DM Dave1's Avatar
    Today, 11:46 AM
    Battle Master 16 Eldritch Knight 19 Way of Shadow 13 Oath of the Ancients 10 Arcane Trickster 15
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  • Bitbrain's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    More than anything, I want a good DM. One whose world (published or homebrew) possesses multiple factions, many of which want to hire the adventurers to perform quests for them. I'd also like almost all of said factions to be violently at odds with each other. I want the DM to involve my PC's background into the game. Tell me that my character has known these particular NPCs all his life,...
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  • cableseff's Avatar
    Today, 11:27 AM
    The medicines frequently have aggravates that can Turmeric Slim respond with the fixings that are available in the recipe to indicate bothersome outcomes. The supplement isn't to be utilized by pregnant or breastfeeding females. http://www.supplementstruera.com/turmeric-slim/
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  • Psikerlord#'s Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    100% agree with Zardnaar. 5e is far too easy and survivable. Partly because of the broken feats nominated, but also because of the 3 death saves regime, combo'd with hilariously convenient ranged, bonus action healing word for the whack-a-mole effect. Significant houseruling is required to make 5e dangerous/fun from a game (as opposed to story) perspective. I prefer older, deadlier editions,...
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  • Zadolix's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    Zadolix saddled his pack onto the horse and gave it's thigh a hearty pat in appreciation. He held onto the reins fastened to the bit ready to set off. "Aye alright then, sound advice. Let's keep close and move into the village then, find a safe spot and move off in the morning"
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 AM
    To begin with, sure; but after those are dealt with, then what? Unless you can find a way to keep trouble coming to the PCs' location (which will probably come across as a bit forced after a while) they're going to have to go to where the trouble is...which means travel.
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  • Carthum One-Tusk's Avatar
    Today, 11:05 AM
    Carthum nodded in agreement with his sister. His ultimate loyalty was to the church of Suru; they would know about the demons and undead in this mine, but the fey were not an existential threat of the same order. He could not pretend that he was thrilled about what was to come, but he had faith that this was meant to be. Let them see, then. Who had not read old stories of magical wells and...
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  • talien's Avatar
    Today, 11:00 AM
    Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts both teach gaming elements as optional badges to their membership. But when it comes to introducing role-playing games, they each take a different approach. With the recent announcement about Boy Scouts accepting girls as members, it's worth reviewing how the two organizations are teaching kids about gaming. Girl Scouts and GamingGirl Scouts features several...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    I play with friends, who I take as they are. :) True, but I'd also then feel like a second-string player once the game got started as everyone else would know things I don't; and it'd be a forebearance on their patience while things they already knew were explained/narrated to me as if they were brand new to all. No. DMs build worlds, players play in them and learn about them as equals.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    I've always assumed that "3rd party" here means 3rd party vis-a-vis the relationship between WotC and the D&D player. The italicised relationship isn't really a contractual one - most D&D players don't enter into contracts of purchase with WotC - but is some sort of more amorphous commercially significant relationship between publisher and reader/user.
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    pdzoch how have you been printing your cards? I am currently prototyping some printouts, and I have been wondering how to achieve a good rigidity/weight/thickness. I do not have the option to print on cardboard. I tried to just print it on regular paper and then put some self-adhesive transparent sticker paper on both sides of the card. It's still a bit too thin, so next I will try to...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    This thread freely mixes actual errors with personal bugbears and pure wishful thinking. It lowers the value of the thread.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 AM
    If someone on social media could tweet the question to the ToA authors, I'd be much obliged.
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  • Lylandra's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    Healthy indeed, but that doesn't mean they both know what they truly want :) --- Session 24 After Auryn saying 'good night', Carlyle spends a few moments on his balcony to contemplate. In the warm night breeze, he suddenly realizes two new buildings that certainly weren't there when he and Auryn left for Reo Pedresco. One of the two is a rather blocky, stout complex near Pardwright and the...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 AM
    In this case it's better to teach a man how to fish. While we're off topic, let's adress the elephant in the room: Darkvision is a piss-poor replacement to represent how an Owl's vision works. I haven't brought it up until now, but 5th edition changed forest creatures so that they are blind beyond 60 ft (20 m). Since this is clearly preposterous, my easy fix has yet another advantage...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    The rules don't say a human gets a penalty to (or even Disadvantage) to a perception check made at a distance. Yet I submit nobody has any issues adjucating such a situation, except possibly you, and even then probably to create a problem with my suggestion that really isn't there. Just like a human can get penalties even in broad daylight, obviously an elf can get them under a full moon. ...
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    Ah, a short game by one of my favorite people on this forum... Honestly Iím not sure if Iíll have the time to participate (Iíve got three potential games starting soon, on top of my ongoing games and one I DM for), but on the other hand this seems like very little prep time. Hmmm... Iím in. Probably.
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    Good points, all. I like the One Shot concept for this reason; a fairly short and focused game with a clear end goal within reach. On the other hand, some games surprise you. Iím still playing one of my first games here, and although the pacing is, well, glacial due to personal circumstances of the DM and some players, the game and the characters are interesting enough to keep going. Iíve...
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  • ClaytonCross's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    Battle Master 18 Eldritch Knight 19 Way of Shadow 12 Oath of the Ancients 10 - Armored Druid munchkin begone!! Begone Blasphemer!!! Arcane Trickster 15
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    Certainly. But Iíd almost wager* that the sheer volume of contracts incorporating 3rd party clauses- either for suppliers or beneficiaries- greatly outnumbers the colloquial uses, simply because theyíre used in almost every field of business and at all levels therein. Theyíre common enough that theyíre part of the earlier topics in 1st year Contracts courses. (I also wouldnít be surprised...
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  • Arial Black's Avatar
    Today, 09:57 AM
    No. Magic missile cannot be fooled because it is not sentient; does not make decisions of any kind. According to the spell, "each missile hits a creature that you can see". The spell not only has no effect on images, it is not possible to target images with this spell, it can only target creatures. The caster of magic missile cannot target a door, an object, a specific part of a...
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  • Kmanisles's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Thank you for having me! We played a demo game live on twitch and here is the video: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/263553627 I can answer any questions about the game. Thank you, -Keenan Dunham
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  • stormwell's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Frozen Skies: Expanded Airship Rules Ideas So running a Frozen Skies campaign gives me the opportunity to try stuff out beyond the typical scope of a one shot adventure. One of the ideas that I wish to develop and playtest is expanded rules for airships and combat involving them. This will of course feed into Skies of Crimson, the next book that is planned for Frozen Skies. ...
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  • UngeheuerLich's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    I really did like the 3.0 concealment rules. Everything from 10% miss chance up to 50% for toral concealment. Stralit night mighht be 40%. Now that i don't want to change the rules I assume total darkness is not pitch black in most cases but rather so little light that you can't discern anything more than a few feet away from you. So you can still navigate in a starlit night with total...
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    Ah yes, the wonders of the English language where one word can have many meanings in many different situations, of which party has many beyond the one used by lawyers.
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    You guys still here?
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  • mpathy's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    Maybe to better introduce the Pterafolk in the adventure.. I think its a reference to them.
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 09:35 AM
    Havenít seen your character generation rules yet. Point buy? Rolling? Fixed stats? Seeing as itís rare to be able to play one, I think Iíll go for a sea elf. Either druid or monk.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    I think you're framing these motivations fairly narrowly. Even if we just focus on these two, consider The Hobbit - the goal isn't just get money, but rather get this particular dragon hoard - or LotR - the goal isn't just to defeat evil, but to defeat this particular evil by performing this particular deed. I tend to find that having some reasonably distinctive character goal(s) makes it...
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 AM
    Strawman. A good chunk of what is the English language started out as colloquial or slang before being made official by those mysterious people in their Ivory Towers.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 AM
    New on EN5ider, the 5E Patreon. Gemini are warriors that evade, confound, and attack by creating dangerous magical multiples of themselves or copying a foe's techniques. A brand new character class for your 5th Edition games! By Mike Myler; illustrated by Indi Martin.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 09:07 AM
    You mean the contracts that all businesses use?
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Or you could just alter the existing monsters stats/equipment. And give them something other than average HP.
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  • Raif's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 AM
    Right there in your own "definition" from Wikipedia: A colloquial term is equivalent to slang, it means language used in common discourse, non-formal. And the continuing sentence is then shown that it is by gamers and the media, meaning it's a coined term. In this discussion, 2nd party most definitely means the consumer as it's talking about why 3rd parties are not having success...
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    Not really. You can stack the +1 AC from Defense style with the +1 AC from Dual wielder. Also: Gnomes and Halflings suffer disadvantage when wielding polearms.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:52 AM
    Battle Master 18 Eldritch Knight 19 Way of Shadow 11 Oath of the Ancients 12 Hunter 0 - hunted Arcane Trickster 15
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  • Levistej's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 AM
    They used sending, mainly the scrolls found in Bergerons closet :D Yeah, I could see such a scenario unfolding, but as they are currently planning to stealth into the ziggurat but firstly detonate the patroling shark with a bomb, I think I'm heading into a TPK soon :D.
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  • Raif's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 AM
    OP is from 2015 and I think it's not 5th edition? Looks like 4th edition, so a necro and wrong forum to boot. Started reading this and was utterly confused.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:45 AM
    I agree with this conclusion. The 5e system is clearly designed for accessibility, not to stand up to determined powergaming. This is ideal for my groups. We are much more interested in roleplaying and storytelling than tactical miniatures battlegaming. Sure, we whack the odd monster, but the game doesn't hang on how challenging the fighting is. And, I suspect, our group is fairly typical,...
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  • Raith5's Avatar
    Today, 08:29 AM
    I play with feats in a by the book (published) campaign. I play with newish players who do not optimize and we are not pushed to a set amount of encounters per long rest. But I can t help feel that there may be an issue within the encounter within these parameters. The thing I think makes 5e appear easy at times is the underlying maths - I am struck at the difference between the number of times...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 08:19 AM
    Ok so now i see more clearly... As i stated in the post where i started the response on the disadvantage means read problems etc - if that was referting to house rules them my response was void. Your reply "This is all within the DMs (and the players') interpretations of the rules." Led me to further believe you were referting to the 5e rules not house rules. From your response here,...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    First, where was Lya that they were able to contact her so readily? The simplest solution might be to assume that Finona's crew screws up. If they get word they're on a clock and they rush, maybe they open the seal prematurely and get attacked. Finona and maybe some minions get to the Dracon, and a whirlpool damages it. The whirlpool might just last a few minutes, preferably striking right as...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 AM
    Slow leveling should just be assumed in PbP. I admit it was annoying the first time it took 6 months to get to level 2 but now it feels normal.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 AM
    "I don't know if we have anything identifiable beyond the livery of Filmark's uniform," Tina says. "Someone go over the wall and tell the people in the church we are here to rescue them. I am sure they will gladly follow as there are 50 brigands attempting to destroy their gate. I'm going to start removing these fence slats so the civilians don't have to climb the wall." Assuming the fence is...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 AM
    I think it has potential. I especially like how thereís a way a losing player could- with timely attack- to at least salvage a stalemate.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    Kobolds. Oops. I fixed it above in #261. That's what I get for posting at 4 am.
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    Well, I made a high elf diviner in post 59, but since characters havenít been selected yet (and honestly itís no big deal to have two of something), I say make whatever you want.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    From the 5e PHB: Three illusory duplicates of yourself appear in your space. Until the spell ends, the duplicates move with you and mimic your actions, shifting position so itís impossible to track which image is real. You can use your action to dismiss the illusory duplicates." So yeah, it does create images. The spell explicitly calls them out as separate AND calls them images. What it...
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  • MetaVoid's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    Since I never played that, it is fine with me :)
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  • JonnyP71's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 AM
    Battle Master 18 Eldritch Knight 18 Way of Shadow 11 Oath of the Ancients 12 Hunter 2 Arcane Trickster 15
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 AM
    By the book, magic missile ignores mirror image. Magic missile is not an attack (no attack roll) and thus does not interact with mirror image at all. I don't think I would house-rule it to work otherwise, either. However, I might house-rule that PCs can take advantage of magic missile's auto-hit by readying an attack to strike whichever creature the missiles target. (I would only allow this...
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  • Sword of Spirit's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 AM
    Forget the idea that 5e mirror image creates actual "images" which are entities. It doesn't. It changes the appearance of the caster to look like there are multiple versions of them. Think of it like blur. They both make you look different, but don't stop things from targeting you. Are we really going to say that you can target the part of the blurred caster that is or isn't blurred? No, you...
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    ďDim lightĒ due to patchy fog is different than the dim light of dawn and the dim light of a moonless night, etc., and not everything needs a rule. To me ďcommon senseĒ which could also be described as ďtable consensusĒ is what the table agrees to in terms of things that arenít covered in the rules. So your table might differ than ours, but itís consistency at your table that matters. At ours,...
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