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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 AM
    I guess I am really looking for methods to convert a monster into a swarm...
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  • Raith5's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 AM
    Raith5 replied to Iconic Bard?
    I think inspiring word and strong lore/knowledge skills are the defining mechanics of Bards. I like the 5e bard and am content with it being a full caster - I think it works well thematically - I just wish it had its own spells.
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  • GameOgre's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 AM
    Am I the only one with plans to take away all Darkvision? I never understood really why they had it in the first place other than to seem more non-human. It seems so much better if nobody could see in the dark but each race used their environment to create there own style light sources. Dwarves deep underground with Glowing Fungi Lanterns and Goblins with there Ill scented candles ect.. ...
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 03:25 AM
    There's no special "immunity" for anyone. NPCs are run the same way: a PC persuading an NPC makes their case, rolls a check to see how convincing the case sounds, and then the DM (i.e., the NPC's player) decides using that information whether or not the NPC is swayed. The player is never taking control of the NPC, and can't persuade the NPC to do anything wildly out of character (as determined,...
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  • Gavin O.'s Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    If we're running a two-person party, optimizing saving throws is even more important than in larger parties, since any effect that disables one person removes 50% of the party from the fight. To combat this, I present the double Paladin party. With a party of only two, we can easily stay within 10 feet of each other and enjoy +6 (or more) to all of our saving throws, For the level 6 builds,...
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    Could have sworn that I had seen this enumerated some where.... or did I imagine it.
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 AM
    By the book, acid splash affects only creatures, not objects. However, consult your DM to find out how it works in your game. Personally, I would be inclined to let it work on objects, since it's kind of a crappy spell otherwise. Just don't expect it to work on objects fast. And the acid evaporates immediately, so you have to stand there casting and recasting. If your DM wants to stick to the...
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    I’m sorry, but I can’t parse your second paragraph. Can you restate what you’re saying more clearly? I still don’t know what your reason for stating the above actually is. You just...state it. You seem to be saying that because “level 1 spells should do more than cantrips”, “level 1 spells being able to be upcast isn’t relevant”? Which is false, but at least sensible if that is what...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 AM
    Literally not what I said. Read it again, please.
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  • GameOgre's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 AM
    Why are you acting like ability scores and the paint by number pregenerated ideals,flaws and bonds are anything alike? Backgrounds are very malleable, don't like the options make up your own, don't want to use them at all? That's fine to. Want to use premade backgrounds but put your own ideals and flaws in? Sure go ahead. Stats are not like that. You roll,assign and then role-play and the rest...
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  • Nemesis Destiny's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 AM
    I don't have a ton of experience with published adventures in ANY edition. Most of the 2e games I was a part of were *very* homebrew. I tried running a few when I DMed, but I agree with your assessment, so mostly went homebrew myself, and have continued ever since. I'll steal a short thing here and there, but largely do my own thing. Maybe that's why I don't "get" the reverence for "classic"...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 AM
    Aeson started a thread What is best in life?
    To roll a crit on your enemy. To see them fall from a single blow. To loot their bodies. What is best to you?
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 AM
    2E you could still get your butt handed to you sideways very fast if you went derp. 4E protected you from that a lot (triple HP level 1, healing surges, low damage from enemies in MM1, no old school energy drains/instant death effects). I saw a level 15 fighter in 2E go down a trap into a room full of wights along with a trap in Labyrinth of Madness that fries you, make a strength check at -10 of...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    I get that. There were a lot of changes, both qualitative and quantitative. It was a bigger change than the difference between 3.0 and 3.5, I think. What I don't get is, how did those changes influence your play? What sort of situation would you find yourself in, which would play out differently in a 1E game as compared to a 2E game? Or is it that you would find yourself in different sorts of...
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  • MoonSong's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 AM
    I'm a child of the nineties. I look fondly towards stuff like Friends, Seinfield, Sky Dancers, the Dreamstone, and the like. Granted, I'm not that fond of the prequels, but being that fond of Star Wars after the 80's is not really feasible. The OT was groundbreaking and highly influential, but that is the problem, everything made after the OT is heavily influenced by it, where once it was a...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    Well, you've said that your group uses the ability scores of the PC to inform how that PC should be roleplayed. But, here you're saying that your group prefers roleplaying to be determined in-play, which ability scores are not -- any less than traits, bonds, etc., are. There seems to be a contradiction. Maybe.
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  • Nytmare's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 AM
    I co-ran a one shot that was either 12 or 14 people. But it was two different tables in two different rooms that, if memory serves, had at most 7 or 8 at a table at a time. I played in a particularly gonzo campaign around that same time that regularly had at least a dozen active players, but probably had upwards of 20 possible players. Hard coded into the campaign was the fact that if you...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 AM
    Because the DM in the first case is using that power to essentially declare actions for the PC -- or, at least, very much limit the available choices of the PC. In combat, things happen to the PC, but the player still always get to choose what it is the PC tries to do next. In the persuade case, you're categorically removing possibilities of what the player can choose to try to do with their PC.
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 AM
    2E adventures were basically terrible. The good ones were in Dungeon magazine and late 2E near the end. 2E excels at the settings and the various levers to build the game you want. They basically nerfed all the classes from 1E though and its where the wilder rogue Ranger basically turns up. Still I can run it for modern players and they enjoy it a bit more than say 1E maybe BECMI/clones...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    Of course I've supported it. My reason was that a level 1 spell slot is a resource and anything that requires a resource should be better than something that doesn't. You may disagree and think that's incorrect. That's fine, let's discuss why. But don't be acting like I'm not providing support for my positions. So if my reason for stating that abilities that use resources need to be better...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 AM
    I agree with those that feel that advantage is too big a bonus and too easy to get while flanking. It creates a weird dynamic where the DM is left trying to figure out how to ensure everybody doesn't always have advantage on all attacks.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 AM
    Eh. A link to an article which contains a link to a 2-month old article which refers to a tabloid article which predates the recent season. I'm happy to dismiss that one. :)
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 AM
    Serious reply; I often cook for the group, so sometimes we will have chili, or baked sandwiches (stuff like chili seasoned ground pork with mustard sauce and cheese on a hoagie roll, wrapped in foil, and then placed in the oven for 20 minutes or so at 300), or spaghetti. Sometimes my buddy makes this insane concoction that starts with mac n cheese, then adds shredded chicken, mushrooms, sour...
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    A reiteration of the rules of this thread, for posterity.
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  • alpha sheet's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    Looking for char auto fill able char sheet besides d and d beyound that does not show all the classes or the ones I need. Also I have been playing 5e for about a month now and I think it is the best work WOTC has come out with yet. I may find another group I can tag along with to start up
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 AM
    Fans of the prequels very much do exist: https://www.digitaltrends.com/features/star-wars-youre-all-crazy/ https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/4qhrq7/i_like_the_prequels_more_than_the_original/ https://metro.co.uk/2017/05/18/why-the-star-wars-prequels-are-much-better-than-everyone-thinks-6605636/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/actually-the-star-wars-prequels-dont-suck...
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 AM
    You keep asserting that, but haven't actually supported it. Being able to upcast a level 1 spell is absolutely relevant to how useful that level 1 spell is at higher levels, and whether or not it needs a damage boost vs cantrips at any given level. They don't have to be strictly better to be worth using. They just need to be situationally better, which they objectively are. Half damage...
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  • Dan Davenport's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1340001587/demigod To join: https://tinyurl.com/randomworlds-chat Log to be posted at: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/bbc-explains-doctor-who-season-12-delayed-2020/#gallery-20 The sentence talking about hearing rumblings about it before is a link talking about a shorter season. It's all rumor for now. In the end it seems they feel quality and quantity are mutually exclusive.
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  • practicalm's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    I will second the Flying Buffalo City Books. Looks like there are seven. I think I have all but 2. I enjoy them as maps and people and hooks to drop into different locations.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    Even the kids who liked the prequels don't rank them as classics in the way we did the originals. When they're our age, they won't be reminiscing about the Star Wars prequels with rose-covered glasses in the way we do the OT. They'll be reminiscing about something, but it won't be the Star Wars prequels. Those three films never had that cultural zeitgeist.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    I've not heard that. Full season in 2020 is the current information, AFAIK. But I'm happy to be corrected (well, I'm not, as I don't want it to be a short season).
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 AM
    Last I heard, the next season will be fewer. Chernobyl or whatever his name is was whining about the production schedule for just 10 episodes. He doesn't think they can do 10 or more in the time they've been given for next season. That may be why we have to wait until 2020. That way they can do more than 6, which is what he said they can do for 2019. I'll see if I can find the source. I could...
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  • MoonSong's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 AM
    You are basically describing me. n_n In a way I think that is the worst problem of the new trilogy, it doesn't seem to pander enough to children.
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 AM
    Always thought AoTC clones should have been episode I (didn't need to see Anakin as a kid), and the rest is easy.
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  • Krachek's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 AM
    The paladin union will ask to have the same benefit on smite. Smiting with a first level slot at level 13 should do more than 2d8!
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 AM
    There's some bit of truth to saying "it's uncertain if the DM decides it is", but indulge me for a moment. The question I'm trying to ask is how can a DM that is not in control of a PC's thoughts, decide if an NPC or other PC attempting to persuade him is uncertain? Of course the DM is going to ultimately decide if it's uncertain, but I wanna know how a DM is going to make that decision. ...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 AM
    Hey, noldona, did any of that help? :)
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  • Quickleaf's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 AM
    I humbly suggest you have proficiency in alchemist's supplies, create vials of acid, then use the catapult spell to launch them at your foes.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 AM
    The prequels maybe had too much plot. - Rise of the Emperor (with similarities to Julius Caesar and Octavian / Augustus) - Republic Civil War - Sidious is running both sides of the civil war. When does he sleep? - Anakin grows from cute kid into … Darth Vader?! … as a young man - Anakin has to have a romance with somebody so Luke and Leia can be born. - Destruction of the Jedi; Yoda and...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 AM
    Using her sensing ability Bolo will make sure there is no one close to the grate and the signal Sannit to move it to have a surprise element.
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  • Ratskinner's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    I'm not sure what you mean.
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  • TallIan's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 AM
    Round 0 Illvilious quietly moves around to the far side of the cages. As he gets closer, one of the prisoners notices you but is smart enough not to react. Although they clearly haven't been well cared for, none of them seem to show any signs of deliberate harm. You are currently on the far side of the cage from the orc guards. This gives the appearance, should they look, of you being a...
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 AM
    I'm currently in the biggest ongoing campaign I've ever run at six players and myself. Although technically we had one session where my granddaughter (visiting us from out of state) played as well, so I did one 6-hour session with seven players. Johnathan
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    Except the 'vessel' is a lot smaller and less interesting inside, and there's no way to beam out or otherwise leave it. The 'vessel' does everything, as guided by the PCs stuck inside it.
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    I'm reading another Far Frontiers collection, this one Volume VI from the fall of 1986. It's science fiction short stories and the occasional science article. It started off strong with a story from David Drake's "Hammer's Slammers" series of futuristic hover tank combat. Johnathan
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 AM
    Taylar says, "I think we can risk it, just don't shut the door." He walks around the door and into the hall. He uses Way to light a stone and tosses it down the hall to illuminate what is there.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 AM
    How can you possibly not be able to sell Napoleonic sea combat? That alone makes this worth playing! :) Blue - that declining-levels idea is brilliant!
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    Immovable Rod 5 - 2 = 3 However in pairs or trios this becomes much more useful. Stairway to Heaven, anyone? Rod of Absorption 20 Rod of Alertness 22 Rod of Lordly Might 17 Rod of the Pact Keeper 15 Rod of Resurrection 21 Rod of Rulership 20 Rod of Security 20 Staff of the Adder 16 Staff of Charming 14
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 AM
    Ditto - we've got four monsters in this movie; I want to see them fighting and destroying buildings! I doubt any human plot-line they throw in there is going to entertain me as much as kaiju (or "titan," apparently) carnage. Johnathan
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 AM
    More like a bunch of anteaters.
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  • Allistar1801's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    That sounds awesome, and now I'm wondering how those pieces were arranged! Anyways yeah I'm kinda sorta into physics and chemestry and stuff, by no means an expert but I just noticed something I thought would be neat. That actually lead me to this one thread talking about minor alchemy and how when a party was faced with a river of acid inside if a cave, their transmuter changed the stone...
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    Does it really matter what your races life expectancy is if you get sentenced to work in the silver mine?
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  • Greenstone.Walker's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    "OK recruits, listen up. You all seemed to work together well during training, so you are grouped for your first assignment for the Order. A trade delegation has gone missing. They were traveling overland from Mirabar to Waterdeep. Their last communication mentioned stopped in the tiny village of Beliard, where some of the group intended to visit sacred dwarven sites before continuing on to...
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 AM
    As a season finale, that was pretty underwhelming. Old tooth-face really didn't come across as that much of a threat. (I get the part with the compressed planets - last seen (and better done) in the Fourth Doctor's "The Pirate Planet" - but he himself was more or less crippled and on life support. The fact that he couldn't even fight off Graham and Ryan kind of says it all.) And I'm still...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 AM
    I don't use any of the extra flanking rules, but it's already incorporated into the narrative, for situations where it's necessary. When the rogue gets Sneak Attack, from having an ally threaten the target, that's flanking. When a wolf or thug gains Advantage from Pack Tactics, that's flanking.
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 AM
    The River Crew smiles and waves. Mekric says to Veera, "We seem to be the best at social interactions. Why don't we try and speak to these people. The others will watch our backs." Mekric will hand her bow to Nalvis and venture towards the hunting party. Nalvis and Arbrine will stay alert, keeping their eyes on their surroundings.
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  • Ratskinner's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 AM
    I look at the parallel with Deception. I mean, all NPCs are no better or worse at lying than the DM? Obviously, a DM and the mechanics have the ability to modify what a character believes to be true about the world (even without spells). At least to the extent of determining whether a PC believes the NPC to be lying. How is "the DM establishes the NPC bonus, establishes the scene, and established...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    Well it was never really clear in the old cannon. It has come up in the new cannon as Dookus trainees in the Clone Wars are dark Jedi not Sith. I basically go with dark side user with Jedi training. If you are a member of the Sith or another dark side organisation you're not a dark Jedi. There was a hint Snoke was a Dark Jedi or even an ancient Jedi. He didn't have the Darkside eyes like the...
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  • StormbringerAUS's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    Immovable Rod 5 Rod of Absorption 20 Rod of Alertness 22 Rod of Lordly Might 19 - 2 = 17 Rod of the Pact Keeper 15 Rod of Resurrection 21 Rod of Rulership 20 Rod of Security 20 Staff of the Adder 16 Staff of Charming 14
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  • Aiden_Keller_'s Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    Was that a one-shot or a continuous campaign?
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  • Istbor's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    Yeah, I was speaking more to Fallout 76. Outer Worlds looks pretty interesting. I so far like that Scientist character, and some of the creatures features looked great.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    Pardon for the butt-in, but this last seems a strange statement in defense of stats as roleplaying limitations, yeah?
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    Maka says, "Before we commit, we need to know we can get out. We know we can open it from the outside. One of us should go in, and use the lever to close the door. Then, that person should try to use the inside lever to open it again. If the door does not open again within a short span of moments, we should open it again from the outside. That way, we'll know whether or not going inside and...
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  • Ratskinner's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 AM
    That's an interesting question. I can tell you that it varies quite a bit. (I mean, back in the day you didn't have much to go on.) Overall, what you're describing here is why is prefer Fate to D&D. Fate mechanizes and makes it clear what you're signing onto when you choose your aspects. Most of the older players I know roundly ignore the background characteristics. (Heck, our current DM doesn't...
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 AM
    Immune to what? There is no defined mechanical effect of Persuade. There's nothing to be immune to. Can I "use my Arcana skill" to mind control a fellow PC? How about Animal Handling? (humans are a type of animal, right?) Can I use Religion to brain wash them? Why does a good bonus to the Persuade skill give me some kind of magical control over what other characters think?
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 AM
    To go with this, what you're explicitly saying is "it is uncertain whether or not your PC agrees with this NPC, so the NPC will roll CHA+persuasion and you roll...," huh, you know, the PHB doesn't say what Persuasion is contested by. The DMG talks only in terms of DCs. So, do you set a DC for the PC that the NPC rolls against, or what? This ignores, of course, the fact that you, as DM, are...
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    12. It was a long slow evening.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    Many people are fans of a Drizzt. I enjoyed the Homeland trilogy, and The Crystal Shard was a fun read. Author R.A. Salvatore shares this "Drizzt Conception Story", which is the foreword of The Dark Elf Trilogy of 1998. Larry Elmore's depiction from the cover of The Crystal Shard "Here's a bit of an FAQ for you...people ask me all the time where Drizzt came from. Was he a character in...
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 AM
    You don't have to change. That's one of the great things about D&D. However, I would question your claim that casual language hasn't affected your play. You also posted this: Which, to me, suggests a fundamental misunderstanding of what skills in 5e are and how they work. The sort of misunderstanding to which the language "I'll use skill X against so-and-so" promulgates.
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  • Aiden_Keller_'s Avatar
    Today, 12:12 AM
    I would say that you can "USE" the roll like you did...but that the other players do not have to 100% comply...
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  • aco175's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 AM
    I opened this up and it took me a minute to figure out how the first post could be Dec 12th when today is the 11th. Forgot about this one.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 AM
    Again, though, this only applies to persuades directed at PCs -- who's thoughts, by the rules, are the sole authority (barring magic) of the player. A high CHA, Persuade proficient PC will still excel at the task vs non-PCs, which, let's be honest, is the vast majority of any possible uses. Having NPCs persuade PCs, though, really reeks of DM control -- the DM establishes the NPC bonus,...
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    I don't run games where the PCs are immune to something simply because they're PCs. Never claimed it was.
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  • aco175's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 AM
    Maybe color for how well they played. Gold for great, will play again. Silver for ok, can use parts in the future. Bronze for maybe open when 6e comes out. You can add green, yellow and red for degrees of good or junk.
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  • Aiden_Keller_'s Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    That is what I was thinking! I have been in several 6-8 groups and this is technically a 9 person group...a father is also using it to introduce his 3rd grade son how to play the game and will be 'technically' DMing his son...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 AM
    Blimey. 9 is the largest I've run for, and that was not easy One bonus of a big group is that cancellations don't affect it so much. We tend to have missing players just disappear for the session. You do sound very.... strict. I'm not sure I'd personally enjoy a session that strict so much, but of course each to their own. :)
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  • Ratskinner's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    If he rolls it, that's fine, part of the game. If the player skips the roll by fast talking the DM...not so fine. The assessment you're objecting to comes from the players who would attempt the scenario I described, who often (IME) view an penalty as being something to desperately avoid rolling. Also to quibble, that "slightly worse than average" only applies to the raw stat, not...
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    I have impulse control issues when it comes to food. If I'm hosting I try to implement a no junk food rule. Rarely is it followed. I try to encourage health snacks. Often with groups we would take a break and go out for food.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    No, I hadn’t. Last one first: I can’t recall if we already did Warforged or decided to consider them as constructs- and therefore, without a scientific name. If we did the former, use the species name “gigans”. The pink dragon would be Draco puniceus. The paper dragon would just be a construct.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    It's magic elemental acid from the Plane of Earth. :) (I was a chemistry major once, so I can appreciate 'getting creative' with D&D physics, but it's usually best not to think about it too hard or the other players or DM's heads might explode... ) Give me an immovable rod, a decanter of endless water, and a portable hole, and I shall DESTROY ALL SPACE AND TIME!!!
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  • Gammadoodler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    Yikes, didn't even consider LARPing..This has probably already happened somewhere. Almost.. afraid.. to Google..
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 PM
    Got it, el jefe. I didn't think I gave anything away in my post. I'll keep it in mind for the future.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    The DM does not have authority over what a PC thinks -- that is reserved for the player, and, frankly, is just about the only thing that's absolutely the players' but there's still mechanics that override that. In the case of what a PC thinks, it's never uncertain (barring some magic), so there's never a need to roll: the PC thinks what the player says. The DM has absolutely zero say that this...
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  • Aiden_Keller_'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Greetings, I am attempting to run a campaign that involves 10 players. In order to help facilitate this I have a few rules in place... I am mainly wondering what the biggest party anyone has ever participated in? D&D Rules:
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    By my perspective, the issue is less about auto-scaling cantrips, and more about auto-scaling utility spells. At low levels, you can cast Burning Hands or Shield from your level one spell slot, and they both give a level-appropriate effect. At high levels, you still get a level-appropriate effect from casting Shield in a level one spell slot, but casting Burning Hands in that spell slot is...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    Dooku was a Jedi. He trained Qui-Gon Jin. It just doesn’t come up much.
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    Sure. But stuff like Ewoks and Jar Jar and showing Anakin as an 8yo boy is very much trying to sell the movies to younger kids. As was toning down the violence of the prequels by having the bad guys be robots and CGI bug men. And a lot of these new fans might put movies like Revenge of the Sith atop the list, having more nostalgia and affection for it than A New Hope.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    Thanks for sharing the post-play recap. Reading your question while designing the scene, all the discussions, and a recap of the play session is very helpful.
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  • Psyzhran2357's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    That's basically a new heavy armour type. Blade armour.
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