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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    Exactly. A decent city watch keeps a set of sterilised BDSM kits for your rogue casters. Larger cities offer a greater variety of mechanical restraints and sensory deprivation equipment.
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 PM
    Ya, I shouldn't post before coffee... edited my post to actually do math. Thx Dausuul
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  • Dausuul's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    Was this meant to be a downvote? Kay was at 22 before your vote, and it looks like you also upvoted Ursula Le Guin. Unless there were several votes someplace from people I have blocked...?
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 PM
    In 4E I would have known the answer - the paladin is assumed to be occupying all spaces of the mount. It works well enough for my game and as others have said it doesn't really make that much of a difference. There's nothing in the official sage advice column (which hasn't been updated for a year now) and I don't follow twitter so I could be missing something.
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    Wait for the round to end. When you'll see this:
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  • zztong's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    The DM's rolls were not visible to me. I only saw the results. There were crits every round; sometimes there were 2 Crits from 3 attacks. It would be unlikely that it was always the first attack. He didn't have a reason to fudge against the PCs. It sounds like he wasn't using a -5 penalty for a second attack, etc. He's asked me to help keep an eye on the rules since they're changing quickly...
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  • Micah Watt's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    We have hit 75% funding after just 4 days Help us get over the line and meet the stretch goals - all of which add quality improvements to the final product Rex Draconis!
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  • ArwensDaughter's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM
    Furthermore AL rules changed drastically this season, and most (all?) of what is bothering you is directly related to the rules changes. I'm in favor of the shift to checkpoints for leveling, but the treasure points and gold awards break immersion for me, and just don't seem fun or to make narratives sense. This seems to me to be even more glaring with dragon heist. I've used (previous season)...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 PM
    Grudd Haug/Cave Afternoon Round 3 “Oh, bloody balls!” Dren muttered as the ettin tried to make a run for it. The dwarven monk raced to the low wall and leaped across the gap to the other ledge, his short legs pumping hard as he raced to cut the giant off, tapping his ki to race around the creature. Dren Rockfist Character Sheet
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 PM
    This is a good point and I think makes an argument for having training as a requirement at the Tier breaks, not every level. So Newbie Luke trains with Obi-Wan to go 4 > 5. Experienced Luke trains with Yoda to go 10 > 11. Paragon Luke goes off to the Jedi Temple and trains 16 > 17.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 PM
    Why can't 5e FR have a game of this quality? Instead 5e gets gets idle games and other sad substitutes.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 PM
    Yeah, it a simple video that talks about 4 of the guilds, and gives you an idea of what you can expect from them.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 PM
    Dessarin Valley Afternoon Round 0 Errol takes a moment to retrieve what bolts he can and then help search the bodies of the goblins and orcs. “Yes, I agree we should follow them. Duran, are you alright?” Errol asked the old druid. “Does anyone need a rest? Otherwise let’s proceed.”
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  • Chaosmancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    Yeah, I was just trying to think through the problems of ruling "the paladin's aura extends from the mount" Frankly, riding a creature of huge or larger size into battle seems to cause so so many potential problems with reach and spacing issues. Hopefully that never comes up in my games, the more I think about it the more of a headache it seems
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  • Chaosmancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    Thank you for the link. I didn't find the answers terribly helpful, but it is good to know what the official answer was. It looks like it is really an issue of ease of use. I could specify which space the paladin is in, keep track of that exact spot on the three hexes the horse is occupying, force them to care about facing which we never have cared about before, and run into reach issues with...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    Not sure if Angis is allowed to go or not yet.
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  • Reynard's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 PM
    Other than the adventure, setting, characters and plot. I mean, sure, if you did the same thing all the time AND provided no form of character development I can see how it would be boring and repetitive, but I don't see why simply removing the leveling aspect would require any of that.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    Essess/Bredonshire/Bredon Seaday, Emperorweek, 2 Moon/12:00 PM Weather: Normal late summer temps, light wind, light rain Round 0 Sticking to the hills on the north side of the road, Mindra guides the party to the tower. The tower was about sixty feet tall, but the last ten feet was the peaked roof. The top floor appeared to be mostly open, with large windows that took up most of the walls....
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  • Horwath's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    This. But, I have a house rule that bracelets of cold iron disrupt somatic components, and cold iron choker disrupts verbal components.
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  • Reynard's Avatar
    Today, 11:59 AM
    First thing would be for FG to have a mobile version so I could access my books away from my desktop. Next those books would have to be indexed and searchable in a way that actually returns the intended results. Finally, my entire library would have to be globally indexed and searchable. I like FG as a VTT and for 5E I generally prefer it over Roll20, but a digital library and database it...
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    Alexander, Lloyd 21 Cook, Glen 19 Jemisin, N.K. 14 Kay, Guy Gavriel 21 LeGuin, Ursula 23 Lynch, Scott 20 McKillip, Patricia 22 Peake, Mervyn 8 Pratchett, Terry 15 Wolfe, Gene 20
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    Darrowhill/Azgalin’s cave/Forest/Cabin Afternoon Round 0 “Fine. Let’s camp with the psycho monster,” Hrgach said. He made sure William the Wolfman was well and truly secure and grabbed his magical bat’leth to sleep with, just in case. Action:
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 11:36 AM
    I don't know the rules in Xanathar's, but overall these ideas sound fine to me. We can generally just use basic crafting rules to create standard items (or something close enough to existing stuff), and it will be ok. If a player is interested, IMHO the "next tier" of rules complexity can for example include acquiring and bookkeeping the individual components, as well as formulas, a little bit...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 11:35 AM
    Corvus December 6, 2321 “Sounds like it could be an inside job,” Summer mused. “Two of the crew? But her account only clocks four of the Bernards?” she asked, doing a mental count. “How many people work here? Do you know everyone?” she asked the women. “And it does sound like there’s at least one still hanging about somewhere.” Summer Knight Character Sheet Descriptor: A suave Human...
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  • Unregistered's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    The Storytellers Vault Roundup passed from David Larkins (sirlarkins’) capable hands to mine and I’ll do my best to fill-in starting with some Storytellers Vault news then crafting a review of Bloodlinebook: Limonae. In the news, Mage: The Ascension is officially available for third party content on the Vault just as Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse are. As already...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    Must have. I cleared formatting on doc and it seemed to work now. There wasn't really an option for "automatic" and it still showed black as chosen, but okay. Seems to be working now. I tried the black background, but the Unread posts and Read posts just aren't differentiated enough for me compared to the white.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    I've been quite excited to play Pathfinder: Kingmaker for quite a while. An isometric Baldur's Gate style CRPG using the Pathfinder 1st Edition rules, it launched yesterday. "With the help of over 18,000 Kickstarter backers, Narrative Designer Chris Avellone and composer Inon Zur, Owlcat Games is proud to bring you the first isometric computer RPG set in the beloved Pathfinder tabletop universe....
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 AM
    Great! Thanks for catching that. I think I will spend my point for Turnabout on my shadowport power.
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  • Arthreas's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    Huh darn, I was working on something similar to this for my v3 character sheet with a career builder system. Ah well. Looks impressive! I wish I could code and make cool applications sometimes heh. I could never get the hang of it like I could working with spreadsheets. This will be useful should I ever come back to using this system again.
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  • Tallifer's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    Alexander, Lloyd 21 Cook, Glen 19 Jemisin, N.K. 14 Kay, Guy Gavriel 22 LeGuin, Ursula 22 Lynch, Scott 20 McKillip, Patricia 22 Peake, Mervyn 8 Pratchett, Terry 15 Wolfe, Gene 20
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    Honestly? I think there are no issues, but it's pointless. On a campaign budget, if you require your PCs to spend 100 GP to level up, as a DM you will have to let them earn 100 GP before next level. If you require them to spend 10000 GP, you'll have to let them earn 10000 GP. There is really no difference, even when you consider the price for levelling compared to the magic item prices,...
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 11:09 AM
    I agree, I think there should be some minimum level of investment - eg Gray Mouser the Rogue (Thief) has a background as a student wizard, so he has Arcana trained and can try to use spell scrolls, but you'd probably be wise not to give him anything too powerful like a Death Spell in case it accidentally backfires...
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    I use Arcana (INT) checks for stuff like this a fair bit. Eg letting an Eldritch Knight learn new Wizard spells from a found spell book. I can see letting a Warlock cast a fireball off a scroll likewise - but fail by 5 or more & reverse effect/targets caster. :D
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 11:05 AM
    The Shadow Apocalypse Island Saturday, February 11, 2017/Night Round 0 Shadow rejoined the others and took in the elevator and the trap. “Yes, disable the trap and sensors,” he said. Once that was done he started to study the interior of the elevator for a way to bypass the car entirely to go directly down the shaft. After all, Princess could fly and he could shadowport. Perhaps they...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    Personally I'm not thrilled on the idea of non-casters having access to spells without the required skill proficiency at minimum, but like Li Shenron says it depends on one's fantasy world. The idea might have some merit with universal-styled protection scrolls again one would need to determine if skill proficiency would be a requirement for such scrolls or perhaps even some other cost (HD or...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    A game or setting that is different from the real world and uses a currency that is different from the real world needs to provide some form of commerce benchmark for the GM and players to use **if** spending currenct to acquire stuff is something that is within the scope of the game. Sometimes this can be an abstract - wealth ratings and DC checks or rank and quartermaster checks - but if...
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    I would recommend a Tier-based cost, eg 10gp > 100gp > 1000gp > 10000gp ought to work well with 5e's expected treasure values. BTW running a 5e megadungeon (Stonehell conversion) myself, I think as a format it's quite challenging to do over 20 levels. Stonehell looks great for 1-10* and maybe stretching up through 16, but I'm not sure the format can support Epic Tier play very well. I'd be...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    Absalom Station/Warehouse Round 3 “Down, boy!” Ashlyn said as she assaulted the alien creature’s mind again as she moved out of the way. Move: Standard: Mind Thrust, DC 15 Will save for half damage
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    I think the aura's range is simply counted from the original Paladin's medium-sized occupied space. If you use squares/hexes you probably just pick one of them and count from that. I don't use them, so I just measure the distance with a ruler. A gigantic mount can possibly cover your whole aura, so what? You have a gigantic mount!! Your friends might actually want to jump on it too...
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 AM
    I think it would be fine, as long as it fits thematically your fantasy world to have magic generally accessible to non-casters. I don't think it is necessary to allow the knowledge skills proficiency bonus. For non-casters it would be ok, but it's practically a freebie to spellcasters who normally already have the proficiency, but by the default rules don't get it (IIRC a simple spellcasting...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 AM
    Adding more to the 5e resiliency options. Esper Genesis takes most of 5e adds some new subsystems and gets a pretty solid scifi game out of it. I replaced init whole hog (choice driven no dice) - works fine in our experience. I significantly changed the way healing HD worked and gear based healing - worked fine in our play. I implemented a death save like race to 3 for extended skill...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    Yaarel replied to Norse World
    Yeah, in addition to the high quality Norse steel of the Viking Period, there is also ... crazy good steel. I actually tried to post about this crazy good steel earlier, but the post ended up asking more questions than providing useful information. Currently, archeologists dispute the origins and techniques for this exceptional steel. The evidence is spotty, surprisingly conflictive, and...
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  • Nthal's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    From an Anthill… When they say a plane is ‘infinite’ you really don’t have an appreciation for distance until you need to go somewhere. Then, the journey always seems fraught with issues; taking too long, bad weather, things trying to kill you…all at the same time. But by that point, all your problems seem smaller anyway. So, I guess it works out. I woke with a start, sweating and with...
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  • ad_hoc's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    So, Intelligence. I think it is fine where it is. It could use a bit more application than it does (eg. Warlock should use it to even out the casting stats among the classes). It's okay, but a small boost wouldn't imbalance it. Let's talk about Spell Scrolls. Here's the thing, they're fairly common treasure. They're an iconic part of the game. But if the party finds a scroll and doesn't have a...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    Just the one corebook. The others will take the form of setting books.
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 09:23 AM
    Hearing Aremus' challenge, Tranio knows enough not to interfere. His companion is assuming this undertaking, and he rushes forward, hesitating momentatily to see if the Ettin will respond. Move 30' closer to the Ettin, wanting to prevent his escape. I don't think he can Ready one of two actions depending on the outcome of the save, so (a) if the Ettin does stop and turn, then Tranio...
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  • Baumi's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 AM
    Everything else clicks wonderfully for me and is a great source of inspiration! 8D I'm usually quite good and incorparating stuff on the fly, but 5-room dungeons doesn't, because it relies heavily on riddles and puzzels, which I am terrible at.
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM
    As to the OP issue, for me I think it would depend on the tone of the campaign. If I were running something epic-ish, or we were tending toward don't-care-about-wacky-cheesy-as-long-as-it's-cool, I'd let the aura extend from the mount. Otherwise, the rules clearly are stated in terms of distance from the paladin, and the mounted combat rules make no exception, so if others can't get close...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    All three of the siblings pay attention to the words of the Orngaddrin, attempting to glean some understanding of their language. These people fascinate them, and they wish to learn more from them after the battle. Nalvis leans close to Vik and says, "If we have to fight hand to hand I will rush out first to the battle. It would be dishonorable for us to travel all this way to offer help and...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    Yeah, but I can take my entire library with me when I travel and work on my campaign on a plane and I can join games in other cities. Even going to the FLGS, I don't particularly want to lug a bunch of books with me. At the same time, even if I do buy the book on DDB, I'll still buy the physical copy. I enjoy paging through a physical book. Especially monster manuals. Scrolling through...
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    Never in any of my games. Two of my regular players are smokers, though. So we have several short breaks during sessions while they go outside to smoke. It's rarely an issue since the breaks tend to coincide with me preparing a battlemap, someone looking up rules or something like that. I used to participate in an RPG group where everyone was drinking beer. It was decidedly more relaxed and...
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  • GreyLord's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    Just came from Reddit and DnD had a front page posting, but it wasn't really on DnD. There seems to be an exploding blowup about a recent incident and people going crazy on Roll20. Of course reddit is it's own thing and perception there can be very.... Reddit biased? I'm wondering if Roll20 users here have noticed anything crazy going on or any furor over anything.
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 AM
    Looking at the subject I thought this would be about the IceCube Neutrino Observatory...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 08:46 AM
    This is my normal approach. But this campaign is a mega-dungeon. Everything outside the dungeon is basically downtime. I'm anticipating on a system to determine the time and cost required, complications, and maybe perks that are determined in part on skill-check roles. It is up to the player to narrate who they found, what side quests they had to complete, what training looked like, etc. I won't...
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 AM
    That's an odd requirement for a boardgame.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    This seems that it will work quite nicely. For 4th tier, however, I think that more than gold will be required. You are getting to just insane levels of power at that point. Already in 2nd and 3rd tiers, you would need access to factions, cults, academies to get access to the skills and knowledge needed. By fourth tier levels, you may be among the few or the only people in your region or the...
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  • Anselyn's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    My point was that Christianity certainly did play an important role in the creation of Germany. It also affected the emergence of pan-Germanism. To wish that the Germans had remembered their Christiamity in WW11 seems a needlessly specific case to make and suggests that WWII is in some way different from other wars. I think that conventional thinking ascribes the roots of WWII to be the peace...
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 AM
    What's to stop them from doing it once they hit the next map hex? Unless every one of your terrain areas is deep valleys or dense forest, they'll be able to tell they're lost sooner or later, just from surrounding landmarks such as rivers, coastlines and mountains. Ultimately, if you're going to run a campaign in this style, you need buy-in from your players. If they're happy to wander off the...
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 AM
    Hey, they had enough shovels and manpower to dig a moat. :p
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    Alexander, Lloyd 21 Cook, Glen 19 Jemisin, N.K. 14 Kay, Guy Gavriel 22 LeGuin, Ursula 22 Lynch, Scott 20 McKillip, Patricia 22 Peake, Mervyn 7 Pratchett, Terry 17 Wolfe, Gene 20
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 08:15 AM
    In the game I run we're pretty much drinkers* with a gaming problem. :) Of five people involved, only one ever has to drive - one walks, two live here, and one rides with the driver (they're a couple, and each week decide which one drives). So yeah, good times. :) * - and eaters - the alternate name for my game has become "Feasts and Foodies", much to my chagrin In games I play in I'll...
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  • Imladir's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 AM
    With a single word and a simple gesture, Faenala lit Gimlak's torch. She wasn't particularly approving of that plan, but not only it wasn't the right time for such a conversation, she didn't have much better to suggest. And it wasn't like it cost her a lot to light up a torch. In fact, after so many years in captivity she felt like using magic as much as she could, for no other reason than...she...
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 08:09 AM
    One thing I do is allow higher Tier crafters with an alchemy lab/wizard tower/crafting station etc to make stuff x10 faster than the official rule, so 5gp/day > 50gp/day for the alchemist, and 25gp/day > 250gp/day for the enchanter. This allows Uncommon items to be made in a couple days and Rare items in 20 days, Very Rare 200 days, which looks reasonable to me. Generally a PC would need to be...
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    I think Old Timers coming back and enjoying the game is significant as seed corn for generating more new players. They will often be willing to GM, they know basic RPG tropes, they can help newbies get started.
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 AM
    Caster Supremacy For The Win eh. I'd bet the Rogue just loves you. :p
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 07:58 AM
    If it's not in the rules (neither allowed nor forbidden) I generally require an Arcana check to succeed, defaulting to DC 15 (average) or 10 + spell level. Misty Stepping out of clothes or manacles seems like a good time for an Arcana check. If the PC did it repeatedly I'd eventually let them use their Passive score for the check.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 07:55 AM
    While I'm not at all enamoured with 3-4-5e-style fast levelling - a level a year is fine with me - I'd probably be a little bit 'meh' toward a long-term game (as in, more than a year or two) where we never levelled at all. That said, I can think of some ideas to make it work: - - have each player rotate characters in and out of parties now and then so as to a) avoid getting bored with always...
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  • Baldurs_Underdark's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    My core problem with D&D Beyond is that both the DM and players are online and browsing a website. It is distracting, and players (and the DM too) will browse and click and scroll all the time. And it's a pretty small step to open up a Facebook or Whatsapp, or quickly check the news. No matter how good the contents of D&D Beyond, it's on a screen, which draws attention. I prefer paper character...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    "Yes, thank you. We are working on it." said Perne with only a hint of frustration. Knowing about an issue and being able to prevent it are two different things. They are aware of their problems and are doing their best. Never assume that my NPCs are fools. Assume that life is hard and things are difficult.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 AM
    Damage roll fix:
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    "Come back here, both of you!" yelled Aremus after the Ettin, then he fired his bow in quick succession while chasing after it. Aremus will run forward and cast Compelled Duel (dc14 Wis Save) with his bonus action. If he can get within 30' of the Ettin in a single move, he'll use his action to shoot, otherwise he'll Dash to get close enough for Compelled Duel. Arrows (if he has the action): ...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 07:19 AM
    I just bought the pathfinder game, looking forward to playing. I've recently been replaying some of the older baldur's gate and icewind dale games so I should enjoy giving this one a go.
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  • Eubani's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    I loved the old gold boxed games. PS Can we please stop trying to police what people talk about, how often and when.
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  • billd91's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 AM
    I think for the most part they don’t any more than D&D does. You can have just as much variation and avoid repetition in D&D as you can in Call of Cthulhu, Traveller, Champions, or any other non-leveling game as long as you choose to play it that way. The trouble is, games with more discrete level-ups like D&D and lots of computer RPGs (and even time waster tablet and social media games like...
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 06:52 AM
    My update isn't there. I'll post when I get it back in.
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  • Anakzar's Avatar
    Today, 06:44 AM
    In a long running campaign I used training but it was more for RP and hooks than to drain the gold away. Example one high level trainer was more interested in having the PC help them with catching slavers and removing the duke and installing his younger brother, who was a friend to the trainers cause. NPCs with agendas helps bring the world to life. They did spend a lot of gold paying...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 AM
    So what other options would you like? I can think of some things you might like such as: Smaller feats received more often. Skill points. Prestige classes/paragon classes/epic classes. A lot of people say they want more mechanical choice but never really go on to expand on it to state what they would like to see. Mind you, some of the posts in this thread are really, really long or...
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 AM
    So, I haven't put much thought into training, but I have put a little bit of thought into money. I find that a good expectation for gold-per-level is roughly level squared * 100. E.g., at 1st level you can give each PC 100 gp, at 2nd you give them 400 gp, at 3rd you can give them 900 gp, etc. up to 20th level where you can give each one 40,000 gp. This doesn't exactly match the progression...
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  • AnimeSniper's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 AM
    I think the old D20 Modern & Future short PDF's maybe had a mission scenario like that so I'll look through them soon! Now, this is merely a little Q&A and some suggestions to follow. Questions 1. What type of lab will they be infiltrating and then extracting from? Biological, Chemical or some silly perfume base like in GTA V's Storyline where the crew goes thru a drain pipe for the...
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 06:25 AM
    1) By design, because in editions where monsters knowledge skills were codified there was always a risk to have a PC maximise those skills and spoil the fun of monsters uncertainty. 5e leaves it up to the DM to decide if and how you can roll to know something about a newly encountered creature. 2) Depends what you mean by effective. If you mean you can contribute significantly to the game,...
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  • StormbringerAUS's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 AM
    I had the similar thoughts when I started my current campaign, wanting training to be an expense that did put a limit on resources at times. Some of the references in here are campaign specific but maybe the basic outline will help. The campaign has 3 groups running on a time line keeping them roughly level and at the moment all groups are 3rd or 4th level. To date money for training has...
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  • AnimeSniper's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 AM
    Hello everyone and good day or evening to you all. So my query is has there ever been a book or pdf that deals with the common non-mythical creatures for use in say a post-apocalypse game where a majority of humanity has ended leaving said creatures to retake many of the once human cities. Or say for use in a biological or chemical event that maybe would then mutate them following a...
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 06:11 AM
    Actually, I kid you not, you can pay them $1.99 to buy only the War domain, in case you'd rather be nickeled-and-dimed to death than just price-gouged.
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 AM
    I'd say it's fairly typical. But it's not at all a 5e problem. See, players (of whatever system), often tend to fall into the thought trap I highlighted in red above. To avoid this? Stop looking at character creation/advancement & play as a math problem. You're character is not a "build". Instead, consider "What could I take that would best represent the character I'm playing?" Take...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 AM
    I'm starting to prepare my next campaign as my current one will wrap up by the end of the year. It will be more of an old school mega-dungeon crawl that uses GP for XP + milestones. Extracting gold and resource management, along with ample use of downtime rules will be a big part of this campaign. I plan on using rules for training for leveling. I'm starting with the Training to Get...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 05:55 AM
    I think whether it is a good investment depends on your intended use. I recently joined a game at work. I turned to D&D Beyond to see if I might like to use it for character management. It is a PHB-only game. I have a hill dwarf cleric, War domain. Simple stuff, really. And I find... I have to pay $30 bucks for the PHB content when all I really need is the War domain? No, thanks. Not...
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    Fitz, Chrysagon wants to cast the same spell on the bodies, but I'm not sure if it's ok or not. I was wondering if he could do it on a pile of bodies. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?579179-(IC)-Fitz-s-Folly&p=7496893#post7496893
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 05:37 AM
    Yes. And you don't have to ask.if we don't post for some time consider it a wasted opportunity and move us forward
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