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  • Staccat0's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    At that point I would probably just play Into the Odd.
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
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  • Fmoycont Fmoycont's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
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  • Dispater's Avatar
    Today, 07:38 AM
    Interesting but then you need some penalties associated with wounds, sort of on the level of exhaustion, or else it doesnt really have any flair.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 AM
    Grudd Haug Afternoon Round 0 “The place willnae burn,” Dren said. “‘Tis wattle an’ daub. The roof might, but logs tha’ thick will take time t’ light. Wot aboot tha’ cave?” he said, indicating a cave entrance to the east, outside the palisade. “Where’s tha’ gae? Moight it gae inside, under the ‘ouse?” Action: Bonus Action: Move:
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  • Caliban's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
    Depends on the character. Some are human and get great weapon master by lvl 5, then increase Str. Others wait until level 9 if they are a different race. As I said, I've played several different versions of the tank-lock. Doing enough damage to be a threat hasn't been a problem - this isn't a theory, this is a fact. :)
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  • MetaVoid's Avatar
    Today, 07:21 AM
    I've heard that six is possible, but it is not reliable in my experience. It takes into consideration something else. I even started connecting words i.e. AcidAttack instead of Acid Attack in descriptions to lower the chance of invalid rolls. But in general I advise using some outside rollers (right, neurotic? :) )
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    Today, 07:18 AM
    I'm playing around with some rules, hoping to mess with how D&D combat feels...but not too much. Instead of movement, action, reaction, and unlimited saving throws, a character would get four actions: Fight / magic: attack or cast a spell Movement: change position on the map, all at one time Defense: make a saving throw or add AC against an attack
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 AM
    Nope. Harry Potter doesn't get an exception here. It would have, if the chosen one had turned out to have been Neville Longbottom all along, but Rowling wimped out in the end. But for my money, the 1st worst plot device is chosen ones in general. Note how the quality of a Star Wars movie is correlates strongly and inversely with the chosen-ness of the protagonist: Luke-as-random-farmboy:...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 AM
    I've done 5 and 6 many times.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 06:55 AM
    Bubbles doesn't know you guys are there at all. All she knows is some guy flew off in a airship and when she came back someone shot at her. She's still worried there are more villains inside. In fact, I didn't expect someone to be standing watch outside. I was expecting to fly into the building and possibly have a good guys think each other are the bad guys moment.
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 AM
    In the run-up to 4E I had hoped they would move the term "feat" over to mean active extraordinary abilities, the nonmagical counterpart to "spell". 3E's usage for its mostly-passive modular character features never fit quite right, and its apparent original intent, that these features were rewards for feats of heroism, didn't last much beyond some noncommittal verbiage in the 3.0 PHB, as I...
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  • pesce's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 AM
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 06:31 AM
    Though also a pretty unfortunate name. Extraordinary (EX) and 5e's 'maneuvers' are both much nicer names for the same things. "Exploit" had been used in the community for years to describe broken combos and abuse of mechanics.
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 06:26 AM
    "Destroy the dam. It must serve the purpose. "
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  • biotech66's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    Sorry for the absence. If no one responds by Thursday, Ill run the race on autopilot and off we go!
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 AM
    Except that the PDF file is currently missing. I've reported this, and it doesn't usually take them long to fix that sort of problem.
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  • Kor's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 AM
    I realize this is a bit of an old thread now, but I have tried everything out there. As a casual painter I also like paints that have a long shelf life and don't require me having to use any thinners. In my opinion, there is nothing that come even close to the Privateer Press P3 line of paints. I wish they had double the colors available though, but they are exceptional paints. ...
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 AM
    You've impressed me many times over the years, but that's brilliant. To what degree is the character shaped by the player as it levels vs having boons presented by the DM shaping the character?
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  • MechaPilot's Avatar
    Today, 06:11 AM
    Well, "I leap across the chasm to the extent of my remaining movement" is something the character can accomplish within the turn's constraints, as is "I continue my aerial movement across the chasm and land before doing _____" on the character's next turn. If "what you state must be accomplishable on your turn" is the standard, then it's really just a matter of phrasing your words so that you...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 AM
    Yeah, like PrCs or a bit like level dips in some sense. I don't know PF well at all, so I can't comment on archetypes. Its more powerful in that it subsumes all these different 'languages' (the feat language, the PP language, the ED language, the item language) of 4e, so now things are more general. So, the leveling... I inverted the concept of level advancement. Instead of leveling up to get...
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 AM
    cool Not laughing at your proposal, BTW, which looks like brutal fun, but with bits like: And, of course, your handle.
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  • ad_hoc's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 AM
    You're at least, what, level 8-10 then? I'm just saying in general, a character who focuses on defense won't be very effective. In an easier campaign it doesn't really matter what kind of abilities the characters have, they will succeed. In a more challenging campaign it doesn't matter that they are the last character standing, the party will still get TPK'd. All the defense in the...
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  • MechaPilot's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 AM
    And the 3e PHB says that Extraordinary (Ex) powers can break the laws of physics. That makes them magical, except that the book specifically says they're not. That's what 4e was conveying by saying that martial exploits aren't magic in the traditional sense. They're "magic" in that they break the laws of physics like 3e's Ex powers do, but they aren't magic because the book says they not. ...
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  • Kor's Avatar
    Today, 06:01 AM
    For shelf storage, I found that the Ikea BILLY bookcases worked the best. Add on the glass doors to keep the dust off the miniatures. When your collection becomes an obsession, then its time to upgrade to the PAX wardrobe system with tray drawer inserts: http://minisgallery.com/images/storage1.jpg http://minisgallery.com/images/storage2.jpg http://minisgallery.com/images/storage3.jpg...
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  • biotech66's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    TL; DR-It’s not plagiarism if it’s from you! 83%
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  • Caliban's Avatar
    Today, 05:57 AM
    I haven't really found that to be a problem. My tank-locks are usually using a greatsword or halberd with a great weapon master. :)
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 05:56 AM
    Aremus was not very bright, but he was well educated and familiar with war-theory. He sighed and said, "We cannot expect to successfully destroy a facility of this size on our own. The best we can hope for is a little hit-and-run. But even this is not worth the risk without some reward. What, do you think, should be our primary objective? Revenge should only be secondary, my dwarven friend."
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    FWIW, I prefer “Chosen Ones” who find out they misunderstood the prophesy.
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  • fyrw125's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 AM
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 AM
    I've given it the occasional moment of thought over the years, and the obvious model is those occasional class powers that do something more/different for a given build. So you'd have powers by source, but many of them would do something extra/different based on Role. Maybe not every power for every role, but significant numbers. The other obvious point is class feature role support -...
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 AM
    "And that the walls can hold the giant. And that we can keep the doors closed. And that we can make fire big and strong enough to quickly burn wet building. And finally, you assume they would try to save the Chief. It is a good idea, but too many moving parts. Do we have silence or skeep, some way to disable the orcs without alergije the giant?" Ordrar looks almost sad that he cannot see the way...
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 05:37 AM
    you can have four rolls in one post
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  • Nytmare's Avatar
    Today, 05:33 AM
    You said that a game with no dice rolls would be a game in which, and I quote: I explained that not only could I imagine such a game, but that I frequently play them. I also explained that such a game would not be limited to results that were "always a success or always a failure" because they don't. Why is the goalpost now being moved to whether or not it's as popular as D&D? And...
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 05:29 AM
    Chase. Definitely.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 AM
    Yeah, that's basically the way Strike! works, but then you're relegated to having powers which are basically either Role Powers (ick, what makes a power a 'defender' power particularly?) or Source based (not so bad, but still hard to do right IMHO). That might be cool, BUT it has the issue of resource models. That is it is hard to see how a Stalwart and a Specialist would both live on the...
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 05:26 AM
    We haven't even really seen you yet.
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  • Liam McGrath's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 AM
    Liam McGrath replied to a discussion Dragon Helm - An Introduction in group Dragon Helm
    by the way, if you're a 5th level fighter you get two attacks instead of one. You did level up to 5, right?
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 AM
    No, that was an oft-repeated willful misinterpretation by h4ters engaged in rampant, and intellectually dishoest edition warring. (Thankfully, the edition war is over, so anyone repeating such now can be charitably assumed to merely be misinformed or mis-remembering). Exploits were not magical in the 'conventional' sense* of supernatural, but the were capable of superhuman feats and...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 AM
    From memory, in the 4e PHB1 when explaining the martial power source it was called out as magical, just not in the traditional sense of casting spells so even the martial power source was supernatural.
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 AM
    EB, OOC explanation added to the end of Sebastian's last IC post, which I think is #284?
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  • Quickleaf's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 AM
    I’d look at the level of party the adventure/monster is meant for, and guesstimate such a PC’s Charisma save. Then I’d figure out the percentage chance of at least one PC being thus charmed. Or possibly the percentage chance of two PCs being thus charmed simultaneously. Then, if the monster is intended to be encountered solo, I’d calculate the effective #of PCs (in the DMG encounter...
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  • Mordorandor's Avatar
    Today, 04:51 AM
    We now have 10 players, with room for at least 10 more (EGG said a campaign could handle up to 4-50 players!). We play on Discord. The intent is to have 2-5 sessions of 2-4 hrs duration, with 3-5 players in each session. We've had two sessions thus far, and four sessions scheduled across this upcoming Thu, Sat, and Sun. If interested, send me an email at lloydbaker2 at gmail dot com.
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  • Quickleaf's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    Ancalagon In my current Tomb of Annihilation game the PCs leveled up after ~22.5 hours of playing time (which was divided across 5 sessions).
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    No one should have to. Factually false is factually false. No Pre-Essentials power created an aura, the power you're alluding to, Rain of Steel, was not an aura or a Zone - Dispel Magic would have had no effect on it. Anyone with stealth could gain the invisible tag. It just means you can't be seen, not that light is magically passing through you. He didn't have to actually say a...
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  • Sunseeker's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 AM
    Nope. Prophecy is too much of a mixed bag. There are some that do it wonderfully, especially if its subtle and the "Chosen One" doesn't find out they're such until later on and then has to go on a journey of self-discovery because they now feel like their entire life is a lie and nothing they accomplished was actually of their own making. The number one bad plot device is: BABIES! (and by...
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  • Mutant Lord's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 AM
    Self Aware Robot character Vat Brain character with wheeled chasis Vat-Brain character of Female-identity Another look at a female identified (body occupying) vat-brain character type
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 AM
    4e is definitely designed around the Encounter. However by giving every Daily powers then it is still not balanced around going indefinitely. It would be like a party of martial characters, none of whom have Daily abilities, adventuring indefinitely until they ran out of Hps. Sure you could do it in theory. OK, so how would this game look like in practice? You have your Players all set...
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 AM
    My interpretation of Sanctuary is that it makes enemies simply not notice you (kind of like in Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere"). So if the caster intentionally draws attention to himself I wouldn't end the spell, but the creatures targeted will no longer have to make saving throws. Yes, because...as explained above...the creature wouldn't notice the caster without making a save.
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  • Hriston's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 AM
    For me, it has nothing to do with ending your turn in mid-air. That doesn't bother me at all. For me, it's that, to be permissible, the player's declared action for their turn should be within the character’s capability. The action declaration, “I leap across the chasm”, is fine when the character has enough movement to get across on this turn. The same action declaration doesn’t work in my...
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 AM
    No, Max, you are inserting that step where it does not exist. Maybe you're still stuck in 3.0, when Spot & Listen were separate skills, but in 4e & 5e any senses can all fall under perception - probably the 6th sense EGG alluded to, also - so a successful Per check means you've located the Hidden creature, at which point you'll be able to see him if he's not got invisibility or heavy...
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 AM
    What's the 1st worst? (My vote is for "prophecy" as the worst plot device for anything except Greek tragedies and Harry Potter.) (And the Greek tragedies only get a pass because they were doing it before it was cliché.)
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 AM
    I was just reading through the thread. I am not. I'm familiar with Mutants and Masterminds, but not this. And I'm not real keen on learning another something new right now. Maybe some other time then.
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 AM
    Indeed. Are you familiar with the system?
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  • Invisible Stalker's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 AM
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 AM
    Gabe Rivera has died. https://sports.yahoo.com/former-steelers-first-round-pick-gabe-rivera-dies-145002322.html
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  • Ratskinner's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 AM
    That, at least, is an oversight that is reasonably consistent with the fiction.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    It won't effect game balance because there's only one resource management paradigm and all classes follow it. In classic D&D its a HUGE advantage to the wizard to have 5 minute workdays. He can expend spells with abandon and then just memorize them all again before the next day's encounter. Whereas the fighter and thief gain basically nothing, they can swing their swords all day and their...
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  • StormbringerAUS's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 AM
    Bheur Hag 11 Blink Dog 24 Boggle 19 Dryad 26 +1 = 27 Green Hag 18 Korred 22 Meenlock 17 Pixie 27 - 2 = 25 Satyr 25 Sprite 22
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 03:15 AM
    You're missing the step where the creature is seen first. The entire reason that the perception check works and the creature becomes unhidden is due to being seen with normal vision. You're argument is.... creature hides-->other creature makes perception check-->creature becomes inexplicably unhidden-->creature is seen. That's just nonsensical. You don't see the creature after it becomes...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 AM
    So, title says you're picking up strays?
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 AM
    I have one player that always narrates those type of effects on his character and one player that never shows any concern for his character. Come to think of it none of my characters have ever had to go to the toilet and yet they are always eating and drinking. I wonder how that is supposed to work? Seems like an oversight there. ;0)
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 AM
    I was watching one Matt Colville video where he was telling the story about how he was giving the Players the job of moving the enemy pieces around the battle map as well as keeping track of hp damage and such.
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 AM
    But then “not trying to drive their fans away” is not a point of distinction between them. If WotC was able to drive fans away without trying to, so might Paizo.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 AM
    What's the equation for the velocity of orbit for a wooden ship orbiting widdershins around a flat disc carried on the backs of four elephants riding a turtle, though? Not sure orbital mechanics is really the refuge you want, here....
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  • Grue AC's Avatar
    Today, 02:43 AM
    Your missing the Paladin Oath from SCAG.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 AM
    My plan is to use armor of agathy and when that runs out, use shield spell as a back up. I'm a bit hesitant to take the feat however, as I was planing on taking great weapon mastery and see what all the hype is about...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 AM
    4e seems to be all-in for transparency in combat, though there have been discussions around things like "are minions declared as such or just described and its left to the players to figure it out" or "do you tell the players the monster's hit point totals" etc. The same question of course can be asked about SCs. My opinion is that the players are collaborators and its fruitless to keep things...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 AM
    But 4e is MUCH less a per-day gated game, and much more a per-encounter gated one than other editions of D&D. 'classic D&D' doesn't really have per-encounter resources at all. The main party resource, spells, are always per-day, as are hit points (essentially). I can't think of a good example of a per-encounter resource in AD&D at all, beyond maybe "thieves can only backstab once per encounter",...
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  • Ted Serious's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    Obviously. But they succeeded. They were trying so hard for new MMO fans they drove away the D&D fans they had.
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 AM
    You said "Paizo isn't trying to drive their fans away." WotC didn't try to drive their fans away with 4e either.
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  • Arilyn's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    I didn't mean literally scream:). I mean, narrating the results. "I drop to the ground, writhing and screaming from the burns." In DnD, our characters feel nothing from the most horrific things thrown their way, like fire, acid, axe blows... And that's fine for the game. We don't need all those graphic results, but it's pure meta.
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  • Ted Serious's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 AM
    Yes. They drove their fans away. Paizo does not want to do that with Pathfinder 2. They will not make the mistakes WotC did with 4e.
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 AM
    On seeing the stacked bricks, San-Bolo look around to see if they can spot anyone spying on them. It seems unlikely someone would place these items here and not watch to see what the Seekers do. They do not approach or take the stacked metal. Sannit shakes his head. "It seems they think increasing the bribe will persuade us. The fools. If only they came and spoke to us they could make...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 AM
    The gleam in Taylar's eye shows his eagerness to reach the Keep of the Rising Sun. He says, "I am glad that we did not return to Outpost. It is a good thing we purchased climbing gear in Boga City. We should not be hasty in our approach. Let us examine the mountain thoroughly to discern a clear way to our destination. I believe that will save us time in the long run. Perhaps the former...
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  • Rod Staffwand's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 AM
    First: I don't put monsters in the PCs' path. I place the monsters, the players figure out their path. If it goes through monsters, it goes through monsters. That's their problem. Second: If the players ask: "Do our characters think they have a realistic chance of beating this monster?" I give them an honest assessment. If they don't think to ask such an obvious question, the outcome is really...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 AM
    Right, I agree with you there. It can work reasonably well for CoC or other very 'tight-genre' type games where you want a specific sort of experience. I mean, CoC is pretty much the poster child since the end result is ALWAYS "you're brain was melted by horrors from beyond" or at best that you narrowly avoided the funny farm THIS time, but now that your SAN is down to 12... (yeah, I had a...
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    Ah do, do we need to scream out the pain of being hit with a fireball? It reminds me of a story of a DM that used an air gum to shoot his players when their characters got damaged. Is that something we want in an RPG or can we just leave that to the LARPers?
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    We can guarantee that isn't an intentional... but it might not be a coincidence.
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  • Laurefindel's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 AM
    Super simple death save rule: (TL;DR: check for changes to the RaW in bold italic. ) When you drop to 0 hit points, you either die outright or fall unconscious, as explained in the following sections. Instant Death Massive damage can kill you instantly. When damage reduces you to 0 hit points and there is damage remaining, you die if the remaining damage equals or exceeds your hit point...
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  • InkwellIdeas's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 AM
    Inkwell Ideas is kicking off our July Patreon map icon previews. If you’re not familiar with Patreon, it is something like an opt-in monthly subscription. This month’s theme is ancient Rome, based on my recent trip to Italy. This post has the Cityographer map icons by artist/cartographer Keith Curtis, which features fountains (there are a ton of fountains), houses, an arena, theater, odium,...
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  • Arilyn's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 AM
    In all my years playing DnD, I have never heard a player say, "My arm is busted up from that last fight, and I'm feeling really woozy, maybe a cure spell please?" I hear, " Ahhh, I have only 4 hp left. Heal me up." HP are very meta. I mean if you were really immersed in your role, wouldn't you be screaming in pain from being hit by a fireball or Dragon breath attack, not calmly changing your...
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    Wow, it took a whole 11 minutes for someone to disagree with you. That must be a record. Because my fighter definitely didn't cast spells. He just had an aura that did weapon damage. And could temporarily turn invisible. And force pull creatures to him so he could smack them around even if they didn't understand a word he said. Meanwhile my rogue buddy had an AOE blinding spell that used...
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  • AslanC's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    Going to put RHoD near Shaar. Sunless Citadel is up near Neverwinter it seems. Now just to figure out where to put Forge of Fury. :)
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    Amicus was trying to separate himself and stay at the perimeter of the forest. Have all the watchmen then gone inside? He is of no real use inside, but can perhaps contribute meaningfully either patrolling the perimeter even venturing into the forest. I am reluctant to split the party, though, so if it's easier just to have him come in, he can. But he'll just be watching, I expect.
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  • Binder Fred's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 AM
    Can I take his place then? :) If it's alright, I'm thinking maybe a motorcycle-riding troll Spark shaman (see below). Summons Air and Spirits of Man, of course... What do you guys think? Spark is the life blood of the plas jungle incarnate, the Thunderbird of lightning and concrete. Her wings are sparking power, her beak and claws machined steel, her cries the roar of engines. She is a...
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  • ad_hoc's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 AM
    The problem with focusing highly on defense is that the monsters will just attack everyone else and you're left without much to do.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 AM
    Waiting on Perin, TallIan.
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 AM
    Ahh, but even the space station is technically falling as it orbits the earth. Seen an explanation here. Where RAW is silent, I assume things work like the real world. Since gravity sucks, if you are not supported by something else you are falling. That's my story, I'm sticking to it.
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