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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    Hypothetically, imagine a rule in the book where the first four encounters in a day were only worth a quarter of their listed XP, and all encounters after the first four were worth double the listed XP. On average, if you had seven encounters in a day, then you'd get XP equivalent to the listed XP for seven encounters; if you called out before that point, then you'd get much less, and if you went...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 AM
    Efreeti Chain is precisely that - chain. Its +3 is effectively only Plate +1. I imagine that leaves fire immunity equal to another +1. Vicious weapons: all magic weapons do magical damage (that is, aren't halved by resistance to non-magical blunt/slash/pierce). I imagine this puts a hard lower boundary to cost. Another way to look at it is: the Vicious weapon is a +0 magic weapon; and a +1...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 AM
    If you had checked the rpg.net discussion you would not have bothered. Blacky's convinced his convoluted approach is The One True Path, and no amount of argument could convince him otherwise. He's incredibly dismissive of other wealth curves than his own, and he shoots down any suggestion to vary or broaden his approach as plain incorrect, despite me showing him where he's making very...
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 AM
    Mearls and/or Crawford have stated multiple times that Core+1 is their design philosophy for 5E in general, not just as an AL rule. They have said they want people to feel that they do not HAVE to buy more than the PHB to keep up with other players and to have fun They do not want it to be like 3.X or PRPG where it feels like you have to buy 20 different books just to build a character that feels...
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  • rgoodbb's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    rgoodbb replied to Hi, I'm Andrea
    Watching Critical Role will not let you get all the rules exactly, as they do one or two things differently (as do a lot of DM's) Watching Critical Role will hopefully inspire you as a DM to better describe and enrich your world through dramatic scenes and memorable NPC's and good inter-party relationships and it should show you how a DM can go with players ideas and say the word Yes, to...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    The one item needed most is not even on your list :(
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    Battle Master 13 Eldritch Knight 10 Arcane Trickster 3
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  • KenNYC's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    I think it was A1 or A2 of the slaver series that had it set up as prisoners in a cell, all naked, no tools, no spell books, no nothing. Then they had to fight with their fists until they could find a tool (like a jailor's key in your case) to pry out a brick. From there you would have an extended jail break, maybe they would find their stuff, or someone else's. I recommend at least looking...
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    The man let his minions do the dirty job and left, followed by Khefren who was tracking his target from the rooftops. The bounty hunter was used to this exercise but, after the combat against the God-Pharaoh, Khefren thought he'll never had to track human being again. For a couple of seconds, the caster stopped to check if everything was going as planned at the other side of the alley. It was...
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  • rgoodbb's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 AM
    rgoodbb replied to Hi, I'm Andrea
    Welcome. I waited a long time not sure if I could DM and when I eventually did, it was great. Don't wait. Do it! Below is an account of my first DM'ing session if you are interested. Hopefully it will encourage you. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showpost.php?p=7008807
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    This is why so many internet sites and companies have been hitting us this month with updated privacy policies to agree to.
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  • Nevvur's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 AM
    Nevvur replied to Hi, I'm Andrea
    Strongly disagree about watching Critical Role. It's entertainment, not education. In the words of Stu Venable, "Watching Critical Role to learn how to play role playing games is like watching porn to learn how to have sex."
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  • StormbringerAUS's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 AM
    Thank you
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 07:24 AM
    Ha I never actually posted the update did I... The vizier speaks "Such a important task you'd never be entrusted to the likes of you. Come my minions the shadow King awaits." With that the vizier heads off upon reaching the door he wiggles his fingers a staircase begins to grow from the floor silently building upwards until the ceiling opens up and the staircase continues upwards.
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 07:20 AM
    "This is the part where the door blows up, Right?" James asks King Krig.
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  • JonnyP71's Avatar
    Today, 07:19 AM
    Battle Master 13 D&D Tactics Eldritch Knight 9 Arcane Trickster 5 D&D Inventiveness
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  • ramesh11's Avatar
    Today, 07:18 AM
    BBEG encounters the Sequestered bridge, while doing so tipping (beyond) on a refined stress plate, which shuts a Sequestered door if not here more about that dndguide.com-- on which is yoru Icon of Fatality. Initial COMPUTER to comply with slaps right into an invisi8ble door. consequently activating the Icon. And also just what's additionally ... Though, to be reasonable, it's...
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  • ClaytonCross's Avatar
    Today, 07:15 AM
    A concept that can help you as a GM is remembering to always give players as much free agency as you can at all times but remember you are in control of the game. What does that mean? Well, setting goal and making it important to your players is your job but how they approach it or choose not to approach and weather the succeed or fail is mainly theirs. So if you want them do something you...
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  • MetaVoid's Avatar
    Today, 07:04 AM
    Good power. Too bad about RL - this would be handy at the start of the fight. If Thorn attacked the demon he wouldn't manage to move at all :) Scotley, maybe you should double up on all bad guys, you know, demon twins one from hell one from earth :p I guess it comes with mythic stuff and non-mythic foes aren't much of a threat. Plus, zen-archer :cool:
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 AM
    Angis coughed and reviewed his options. The barn door was nailed shut and the place was rapidly filling with smoke and fire. Drui was waving at him through the haze from an unstable perch on the loft's small doorframe as smoke poured past him into the daylight outside. I still need Drui and Angis to roll dc11 Con Saves against the smoke, though I guess they both have advantage from it being a...
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 AM
    Chief Krig’s face goes through many emotions after hearing about Belig’s supposed death, the most obvious of those being sadness and relief. ”Always was trouble,” he says finally, then tells you that the poisoning of Thistle was accidental. Krig wanted to put the upstart Belig in his place and tasked him with cleaning out the privvy. Belig swept everything into the river, thereby making the...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:48 AM
    Location: Julkoun Outskirts Encounter: Goblin Ambush End Round One; Begin Round Two Name * (Position) * AC * HP Angis (Y15) AC14 HP 20/22 Dandin (G7) AC14(16) HP 13/13
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 AM
    Pondering further: maybe one of the differences, is also something about the motivations of NPCs, and how those interact with the motivations of PCs, AND the motivations of players. Arneson wrote a Baron with a compelling, immediate interest in the exploration of his own castle's dungeon. All the PCs started with a motivation following from the Baron's motivation, because they were his...
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 06:40 AM
    My bad, I didn't see that thread.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 AM
    Titus, Morwin & Tommi Titus ran to help the elves who were about to be accosted by a Bugbear. He sent his familiar Morwin to dive-bomb the brute. The winged cat hissed and scratched, causing the bugbear to duck and swat at it. By this time, Tommi had climbed to the top of the ladder inside the collapsed hay-loft. He slid past Drui, balancing in the short doorway, and hit the ground outside...
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  • Aust Thale's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    Total Current Weight In Portable Hole: 9,220 lbs. Maximum Weight In Portable Hole (subject to DM discretion): 18,000 lbs. Three periods of Loot Included: Skorane (includes All Party Members Except Kleborn & Duncan & Co.) The Raided Caravan & Patrol (All Party Members Except Respen, Nel, & Duncan & Co.) The Steading Primary Assault (All Party Members) Current g.p. estimate for Arms &...
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  • The Myopic Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 06:22 AM
    Nobody's going to be 100 percent compliant. If you have a substantial business outside of the internet and can use Twitter, Facebook , Reddit etc to talk to your fanbase, you are probably have a pretty good incentive to simply work through those avenues instead. If they decide to strictly enforce GDPR, it is going to be a total mess. Link to Article on the Verge about the topic... ...
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  • Ilbranteloth's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 AM
    That’s pretty similar to what we do for lingering injuries. We use a modified exhaustion track and the death save mechanic. You get one save attempt per day, 3 non consecutive successes it gets better by one level, 3 fails and it gets worse. High level magic to heal. We love the system.
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  • Sacrosanct's Avatar
    Today, 06:05 AM
    I actually had them. But then the list was too long, and I already had several 2e items. And they were some of the most popular 3e ones, so that’s where I left them. With such a long list, I wanted to avoid duplicates from different editions. I actually originally had about a half dozen extra items lol. But the thread would never end if I kept them in.
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  • Demetrios1453's Avatar
    Today, 06:05 AM
    Mentioned this a short time ago as well: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?641326-MToF-s-Oblex-created-by-a-Make-a-Wish-visitor-to-WotC!
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    Welcome to the madhouse.
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    As you note, 6 to 8.Going a few sessions before a long rest is not a problem. One of my games is also a 3 hour a week deal. We often go a few sessions before finding time for a long rest. As for the '24esque' nature of this scenarion: Most published modules feature encounters in close proximity. There may not be a clicking clock driving these encounters, but there are a lot of encounters...
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 AM
    This is kind of interesting: The story of how the Oblex, from MToF, came into being.
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  • Jasmine Thompson's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 AM
    Thanks for your post. There is a lot of information needed for me Happy Room
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  • Caliban's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 AM
    Did I? But since you have claimed the moral high ground, I will bow before your superior judgement.
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    One of my major regrets from the time I spent compiling the Collector's Guides is that I didn't document the sources of all of the release dates better. In general the priority order for setting those was: 1. TSR catalogs. 2. Dragon Magazine previews/adverts/mentions. 3. Any online sources including the US copyright office records of publication date. 4. My own notes and records of when I added...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 AM
    Philip Roth has passed. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/23/us/philip-roth-dies/index.html
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 AM
    I always poll, because my table is full of DMs, and fortunately if no one likes the 2 or 3 campaign premises I submit, someone else is more than happy to take the reins for six months to a year while I play.
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  • Quickleaf's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 AM
    OK, assuming I treat ancient elven lich's conception of Mezro as functionally equivalent to "ruins of Mezro created by barae in place where the city once stood." Player made teleport d100 roll; it turned up 68 - "off target." I further rolled 36 miles to the south, which is pretty close to Ataaz Muhahah. How do you narrate an "off target" teleport? EDIT: I'm ruling the elven lich cast...
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 05:26 AM
    I know of one case. The player was named "Noam", and there was someone in the Fantasy Gaming Society who went almost a semester thinking that everyone was addressing him as "Gnome" even when out of game. He was clever, very well-educated, emotionally intense, and funny, and also he was a decent DM, which is to say, he had the personal qualities necessary for playing a gnome PC who actually makes...
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 05:18 AM
    Iunno, but it wasn't me. Your declaration "My setting is never, ever more important than the players at the table" rather impressed me. Seems to me, you bring your moral compass to the table, as well as to the story told at the table.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 05:16 AM
    Here’s the problem as I see it - how many hours of real time does this series of encounters take? My group meets for about three hours per session. The described actions would take at least two sessions to resolve, including time for role play. I really can’t plausibly see every single session where the PCs must have a breakneck series of challenges as if it were a season of the TV show 24. The...
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 AM
    The aura of protection and the aura of warding are super effective. They have nothing to do with moral superiority, nor are they appropriate grounds for smugness. A paladin receives the Aura as a way to protect teammates, and a way to stay alive while doing the difficult, dangerous work of protecting innocents. A paladin who becomes arrogant, just because she has tools to better fulfill her...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 AM
    ‘Tude makes a difference, no question.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 AM
    Well, now we're getting into the weeds... If you want to emulate a 1 level 3.x 'dip' then you just use some build options, maybe an MC feat, or even just reflavoring some powers and such in 4e. So in that case Hybrid is not even useful. Hybrid IS useful for the case where you want to really mix-and-match, and that was CONCEPTUALLY what the MCing in 3.x was intended to do. In any case, you can...
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 AM
    Right now our ToA campaign is running RAW concerning short/long rests. This is because all of the players save 1 vet are new to gaming within the past 1-12 months. Even the veteran is completely new to 5e. We decided everyone needed to know what the base-line was before any changes get made. So far it's working mostly OK. One of the players is a bit stuck on the mechanics side & is...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 AM
    I don’t know if it would...but Brexit. :-S
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 AM
    This I think maybe 3 or 4 encounters is probably the better idea to design around. If you are only playing 2-4 hours a day its hard to get in 6-8 encounters and its a pain to split the adventuring day over a week+ of real time.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 AM
    Was it vital for your to tell everyone that you blocked him? :(
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 AM
    Oh, there's a sort of a not-even-really-a-rule kind of "you could let characters gain a skill point if they do X, or Y, or Z." Its hard to even call it a 'rule', and its, at best, entirely optional and even 'experimental' in nature. It also doesn't really work unless you are VERY stingy about allowing players to access it. Anyone with a modest fortune, say from selling an old scout or free...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 AM
    If Humans and Orcs* can interbreed, and assuming the offspring are themselves fertile (an assumption I make by default) it only makes sense that not only would you see Half-Orcs but all sorts of other ratios e.g. 1/8 Human-7/8 Orc etc. Hence, we don't even call these mixed-species types Half-Orcs anymore, instead calling them Part-Orcs; and have different stat effects etc. for each gradation by...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 04:51 AM
    I like this - although I fear the *implications* it may have Some comments: The Defender - I find peculiar this AC boosting weapon is in the same category as armor +2. Efretti chain: I also find it particular that this +3 armor with fire resistance (immunity?) is on the same category as armor +2 Vicious weapon: This is clearly worse than a +1 weapon.
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