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  • ZenBear's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 AM
    ZenBear replied to Carnufex
    My first thought when I saw this thread was of this guy but I doubt it would be CR 7. What's the inspiration here? The creature seems fine, but nothing stands out as especially interesting without context. It's just a big beatstick.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Today, 09:25 AM
    FYI, I just created a Rogues Gallery page on the blog with links to your guys PCs, in case you can't find them. See here: https://kulanworldjournal.wordpress.com/crow-god-rogues-gallery/
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 AM
    You're forgetting WGA4 Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, in which it's very possible to meet a deity - though if you do it's a sign that you've really messed up and should be thinking about your next character concept; for this one's run its course. :) The avatar is just a physical manifestation of a deity in 2e-speak, and not the deity itself. You can kill avatars all day long if you like, but...
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    Normally, specific overrules general when it comes to the rules, but since I do not think there is any specific rule saying you lose the AC bonus if you attack with the shield, then you would not, unless the DM is running it differently than the RAW. And here is what Jeremy Crawford had to say about this way back in 2014: https://www.sageadvice.eu/2014/11/17/shield-attack/
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  • Kobold Stew's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 AM
    The rules don't say. Each DM will decide what they feel is "right" or "balanced" or "fun". For some, using a shield as an improvised weapon means it isn't being used as a shield (and so the player chooses whether to take the AC bonus or the extra attack). For others, an extra 1d4 weapon attack per round is not anything to worry about. I'm in the former camp, but I also know there's...
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Are you suffering from a case of the Mandela Effect? It does match the 3e cleric as written, both fluff and mechanics. I don't think you are accurately remembering the 3e cleric as it was written. It gave a wide berth to a variety of clerics, deities, and playstyles. And Eberron did certainly not change the cleric class. :confused: Wouldn't that still make them options and not default...
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 AM
    Yunru started a thread Carnufex
    Huge Beast, unaligned Armour Class 15 (natural armour) Hit Points 136 (13d12+52) Speed 40 ft., Swim 40 ft.
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    Now you're telling me none of that is true....and there are black Mormons?:confused:
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 08:46 AM
    I was going to say "Oh no, not this again" but then I saw this: Was the only response. So my answer is that ^.
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 AM
    Well armour also does that in real life... (since if the armour absorbed it, they haven't really hit you, and if it deflects it, well... they still haven't hit you.) Not to mention camo armour.
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  • hehelpusnz's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 AM
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  • hehelpusnz's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    With 100% natural active ingredients PatroxidanAdvanced Joint Support is safe for the body and also it keeps thejoints healthy and balanced and çexible. It eliminates all thesoreness and pain from the joints by moistening them. It makesmovement smooth and also cures pain in the joints. It comes in a pilltype as well as advised dosage is one to two capsules on daily basiswith a healthier meal. As...
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    DOWNVOTES ARE 2 Aberration 21 Beast 18 Celestial 20 Construct 20 Dragon 26 Elemental 20 Fey 21 Fiend 18
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    Yunru replied to Titanboa
    Eh, I don't know what it is, but I find myself disinterested in the ToB Titanboa. Not sure if it's the sparkly scales or just the Wall O' Text for Bite that does it for me, probably both.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 AM
    i never get my hopes up because honestly why worry about it but... from some tweets and discussion like the one on DDb and others in various places i have seen - they are going out of their way to pimp "ranger changes we think you will like" so if the ranger ends up being nothing really addressing any actual issue - that will strike me as poorly handled. i do not expect a major re-write but i...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 AM
    i am glad that works for you and certainly every group plays to their preferences and should have rules that serve that... But in the interest of the other side of this - i *wanted* to like STA especially since it did several things mechanically i find enjoyable - but - the momentum system and how integrated it was to every facet of the resolution system was what drove me to say loudly "no" as...
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 AM
    Yes, it should be possible to make an OA. The part where it describes "focusing entirely on avoiding attacks" is a bit of hyperbole fluff. A literal interpretation is just absurd and breaks some class features.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 AM
    By RAW - yes no problem - as long as he has an attack that he can use. They define the things that prevent it - incap or speed zero. Dodge is one of the underrated actions in my opinion. on a crowded battlefield, i often see it as better than disengage for instance in many of the typical disengage type situations.
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 AM
    IIRC without a special ability for it, you can attack with a shield as an improvised weapon, dealing 1d4 damage and without proficiency bonus on attack rolls, but you don't lose the AC bonus from it.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 AM
    See, there is the disconnect. *IF* "keeping my family on the true and narrow way of good" is a vital part of the PC's concept and nature, then the PC should be actively engaged in doing that. So, at the very least, that means maintaining regular communication and visits back home, regular check-ins and insights into their daily life etc to make sure they are on the right and narrow path that...
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  • ElectricDragon's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 AM
    Adventure Hooks 1. The evil lich, Mumrah, has reappeared and is again building an undead army to sweep across the realms. Even now, smaller villages in the north are being swarmed by the lesser undead of his vanguard. His fortress, as always lies in the mountains far to the north. The oracle has proclaimed that this time his armies are destined to overrun all the known world so that he can...
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  • Strider1973's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Let's say that a character wielding a weapon and a shield wants to attack with both. I usually allow this, using the "two weapon fighting" rules. My question is: does this character get his AC bonus from the shield after he attacked with the shield, against attacks made against me until his next action? According to me he shouldn't get the AC Bonus from the Shield, since he used it as a...
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  • Strider1973's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    Hi everybody, using the RAW, do you think that a character using the Dodge Action can use her Reaction to make an Attack of Opportunity against an enemy? Mechanically speaking, I can't find a specific rule saying that she can't. Many thanks!
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Today, 07:19 AM
    I haven't picked up any of the latest sourcebooks for Starfinder, and I put my books away to protect them from the possibility of creepy crawlies. For now, I'll likely use the Archives of Nethys.
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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Today, 07:15 AM
    New posts have been added, as well as a new menu system. It should make it easier to find stuff. https://kulanworldjournal.wordpress.com/
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  • bid's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 AM
    At low level? Around 60 rolls, iirc. But you run out of health before. The big joke is that the chunkiness of hp has more impact. That extra hit on a creature with 1 hp left will destroy whatever advantage you got from your archetype.
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  • Rune's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 AM
    48 hours (in case that wasn’t a joke). The judges will need to confer to get our ingredients sorted out, but I think a Thursday start would probably be fine.
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  • Elderbrain's Avatar
    Today, 06:48 AM
    Elderbrain replied to Titanboa
    Nice that they posted it online, for those who don't/can't get the book.
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  • Elderbrain's Avatar
    Today, 06:43 AM
    "Wall of Text" oughta be a spell... :]
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  • Tormyr's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 AM
    This is similar to how I view the competing beacons. Like various iterations of the automobile, powered flight, and other inventions came out at similar times and, in some cases, cause disagreement over who did something first. A 6 cu. ft. pillar like described in the adventures would weigh close to 600 pounds. I figure the Ragesians had developed the technology recently. When Seaquen put out...
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  • Gradine's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 AM
    Wednesday works the best for me, Thursday I can make work. It’s a 72-hour round?
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  • Josiah Stoll's Avatar
    Today, 06:20 AM
    Looks like it. I’m assuming that Weirds aren’t playable, either. :(
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  • Tormyr's Avatar
    Today, 06:18 AM
    I have a few things I added for inspiration, mainly stolen from Star Trek Adventures (STA). They make inspiration a more frequent part of the game and help things move along. 1. If the heroes go out of their way to help someone, be heroic, complete an optional task, or achieve the best possible outcome for a quest, I will give inspiration. More inspiration creates a positive feedback loop like...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    No, they really, really weren't. Heck the default pantheon was Greyhawk and Greyhawk dieties are not close and personal. Greyhawk never had a "Time of Troubles". The gods never walked the earth. (or Oerth as the case might be). Some mortals managed to get themselves promoted to the pantheon - Vecna for example - but, the gods in Greyhawk were almost never close and personal. Could they...
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  • Thomas Bowman's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 AM
    For example, Someone might think it was obvious that corporations were evil and assume the players will just agree that its obvious, and it would seem perfectly natural that the villain should be a corporate CEO of a faceless corporation, after all, the DM reasons, who else could be a villain besides that? A person who things that corporations are evil might not think that he is making his...
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  • MortalPlague's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 AM
    So. Scheduling. I'm working straight through till Thursday. My best time to start would be around 5 or 6 pm on Thursday (October 25th) , taking me into my day off. How about you, @Gradine?
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  • MortalPlague's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 AM
    I relish the opportunity to square off once again, sir. :)
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  • eayres33's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 AM
    Unless I'm wrong, I've had a long week and a few drinks so that is a possibility. RAW is rules as written, an author can mean one thing and write another. RAI or rules as intended would be in JC and all the other authors in agreement discussing what was meant by the rules. But 5 years after it was written I don't trust anyone's memory, especially since they have done additions to the rules, by...
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  • pukunui's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 AM
    Looks like the viashino got cut?
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  • Tesseract's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 AM
    Perception check: 1D20+4 = +4 = 21
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  • pukunui's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 AM
    There's a third option in the DMG: only players award inspiration.
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  • eayres33's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 AM
    Why do we care what JC says now? Sure when he was helping to write the rules of 5e a few years ago his opinion carried some weight, but then he and others in the book he wrote told the DM's to read the books and make rulings and he gave the rulings power over the rules he created. So four to five years later in retrospect and a different frame of mind he has a different opinion, well that's...
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  • moriarty777's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 AM
    The Ballista Adventures Kickstarter has entered it's final week. What is it? Ballista is a new line of adventures and gaming material published by Arcana Creations. The books in this series are all about providing a basic, rules-light, gaming experience making it easy to get into and start playing. It is important to stress that Ballista is not a new game system. As written, these...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    Ah, my favorite mini-game! Your wish list is pretty different than mine. I don't disagree with anything you've written, just most of it would not be quite as high up on my TODO list. To prevent considering major rewrites, I try to think about potential 6E changes in terms of their compatibility impact, that is, how big of a pain it will be to convert from 5E to 6E. I'd like 6E to be so...
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  • eayres33's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    I listen to the new season of critical role on my commute and I love it. I love Mercer as a story telling DM (though he is a bit hit and miss on the rules, for an experience DM) and I love the great role play. Now there is a lot in the CR game that is playing as entertainment, mostly Sam as Nott, and I hope most players that watch it understand that element but maybe not. I don’t know why the...
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  • gideonpepys's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 AM
    Rumdoom was waiting for them back in Flint. He had been busy: First of all, he had used the linked portals his followers had established to travel to Trekhom. There he found that his once-thriving community of Rumschatologists had vanished. Their chapterhouse was empty, save for signs of a stuggle. Together with his entourage he stole out into the tunnels of Trekhom to try and find out...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 AM
    Yea, I've seen the rogues use that a lot. I've also seen melee rogues use it less than two-weapon fighting. Most melee characters I see either take shield master or polearm master or crossbow expertise and use the bonus actions granted by them a lot. The Cleric does cast healing word when needed. By and large though, every single turn the melee characters and even a good chunk of ranged...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 AM
    Please refer to the Quotes above for how our conversation got started. As seen above, the comment I made that got the whole ball rolling included the idea that bonus actions are tied to attack actions. Well at least we finally can agree on this one. I was starting to think you were a lost cause.
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  • Retreater's Avatar
    Today, 04:33 AM
    Maybe I'm a grognard, but I have never needed Critical Role to show me how to roleplay. It's designed for entertainment. It's like watching the Bachelor to find out how to date. Many of the players I know who champion it are the type who will steal from your character and betray them because it's "dramatic for the story." And the DMs play NPCs as if they were PCs taking all the spotlight and...
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  • Retreater's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 AM
    Yeah. What I'm saying about "missed opportunities" is that I feel like 5e came close, but for me it slightly missed the mark, and maybe a little tweaking here and there might make it a little better fit. Or in the cases where it doesn't really impact the game (inspiration for example), maybe just pull it out to streamline the experience (or replace it altogether). It seems like the designers...
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 AM
    It's definitely possible that a rule can work well for some groups and not others, or even for some individuals and not others. BUT I've played enough other role-playing games to have experienced rules SIMILAR to Inspiration, but which work much better, for most people. For example, I'm terrible at arithmetic, so to me, Advantage/Disadvantage is an amazing, wonderful rule. I love 5E, and I'm...
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  • Bawylie's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    I absolutely think it’s possible to completely remove those things and imagine something alien. I suppose that ability to imagine things that are very different is kind of a core component to fantasy. Leaving behind what you know is probably the start: “if things weren’t like this... they might be like THAT.”
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  • CruxfieldVictor's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 AM
    You are truly a scholar, sir. By the way, been lurking for a while and I like the ideas you've had for all your creations.
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  • Elfcrusher's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    So....let's pivot this discussion to what those few minor things would be. Unfortunately every time this discussion starts, people start tossing out pretty major rewrites to the game. But here's my wish list: 1) Make archery a little bit less effective, perhaps by making it harder to shoot into a melee, and/or suffering opportunity attacks when using it next to enemies. I'd love to see a...
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  • GameOgre's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    Currently I'm wrestling with playing in a game with a new DM who is having growing pain issues about playing favorites. He is tying to be a good DM but falling victim to showing favoritism in huge ways. His girlfriend and best friend ALWAYS gain powerful magic items and special abilities far above everyone else. Starting in Horde of the dragon Queen with magic Draconic slaying whip that works...
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  • Prakriti's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    This just makes me want Planescape all the more. Alas, what could have been...
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 AM
    I actually like the middle of the road approach they took. Small benefit + story elements. If it was just story, my group would be interested. These are the types of mechanics I can never remember so I don't use them. Though it is also a concept I am just not comfortable with. To me that is not a 5e thing, just a game concept I don't like and really wouldn't use in any form. Fine that...
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  • ad_hoc's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 AM
    Is it though? Or is it just that the group doesn't like it. A game not being someone's preference doesn't make it a bad game. Just because something doesn't work in practice for you doesn't mean it doesn't work for others. The OP just sounds like they don't like 5e. And that's fine. Maybe you don't either which is also fine. Don't hold your breath for 6e. I think we are at least 10...
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  • Mercurius's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 AM
    Looks great, although I wish there was more gazetteer-style setting info - seems rather sparse to run a full campaign.
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 AM
    Out of curiosity, do any of the players (including yourself) take the Lucky feat and then forget to use it?
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  • eayres33's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 AM
    Ulfred smiled tensely, “I am Ulfred of Dale, I’m not much for climbing so I don’t like my chances going over the wall. My best bet is up the stairs.” Ulfred’s smile brightened when he saw that Caranthir had freed himself and made it to the top of the wall. “I’m going to head slowly towards the stairs if I get a clear view I’ll fire off a shot try to draw them this way. You still game to be...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 AM
    *shrug* We'll find out. From his comments on the stream, I'd assume he was doing some tweaking. But that seems to be contradicted by his statements that they're not changing their approach to errata and that he wants to get more feedback on what the audience wants or sees as problematic. Whatever is in there, I expect it to be fairly minor. And mostly clarifying the existing rules rather...
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 AM
    Does this mean that Crawford's fix to the ranger will be to clarify what they meant (correct languages) all along? Kinda hard for me to believe that. If people have been misunderstanding "what they meant" all this time, they shoulda explained it already.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 AM
    How do you know - did you poll them? 3E allows clerics who don't serve gods. Eberron has clerics whose service to gods is much closer to the 3E PHB's adherence to a philosophy. That's not a change - it's a manner of implementation.
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    Legends and Lore had avatar stats for all the common pantheons.
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 AM
    Among other things, good rule is easy to apply and easy to remember to apply. So if people are forgetting about Inspiration, or the DM is forgetting to hand it out, or the DM can't keep track of the whopping 20 Traits of the entire party, you can't just say "oh that's the fault of the people you play with." It's indicative that the rule has some problems. Backgrounds have a similar issue; there's...
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 AM
    Thank you.
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 AM
    About the only thing in the OP that I agree with is that inspiration is generally underutilized in many games ... but that doesn't make it a bad rule. Several people have made suggestions that I may try for my next campaign. As far as people wanting something more like Critical Role ... you mean people having fun and role playing their character instead of just being a glorified dice game? And...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    Skeletons don’t hold their liquor too well...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 03:07 AM
    When Imani was informed of the complications added to the mission, he was disappointed but perhaps not surprised, saying, "Things never seem to go like they are planned, do they? Well, this is why I have asked for individuals with abilities such as yours. I did not expect this to be something that a courier could have handled. Please feel free to proceed as you see fit. You have my complete...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 AM
    From Amazon: Races: Centaur, minotaur, simic hybrid, and vadalken races. Subclasses: Clerics of order, druids of spores. 60-pages on the guild
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  • cmad1977's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 AM
    There are DMs that want to run games and also take no responsibility for them.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 AM
    Rug of Smothering wins by default: THAT is why the weapon wielders are missing.
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  • epithet's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 AM
    For whatever it's worth, the most common and popular bonus action I've seen in play have been a rogue's cunning action shenanigans, followed closely by bonus action spells like healing word and misty step.
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 AM
    I too love that feeling. Though as they say, sometime you have to make you own luck. Back when (AD&D 2nd) I had a long running character with the largest size bag of holding. I outfitted it over many levels with unwanted items, misc treasure, and with plenty of mundane but odd items. I had a full sheet (from my dot matrix printer, old school) of the things in it. And they came up at the...
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    Completely remove? No. Minimize and become aware of, as when searching for objective truth? Yes.
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  • epithet's Avatar
    Today, 02:46 AM
    Thanks, that's good info. I think the flanking issue is a little odd, though, since flanking is just advantage and the DM can give advantage whenever he thinks it's appropriate. I guess you just wouldn't call it flanking. "The ogre is distracted by the paladin, standing all shiny there in front of him. You can make your attack with advantage." Other optional rules are bound to come up from...
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 AM
    In games I have DMed the players (and I) so rarely remember we have it that allowing its use to be declared after the roll works fine by me. In your version, which I'd like to introduce because it encourages fun roleplaying, I'd have it used before the roll. The party can get more of them so it's a resource to be expended, not hoarded.
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    I have this thing I do. I say when something goes wrong if a redhead is in the room then blame him. I would say blame the fattest guy in the room but that's often me. I don't discriminate, I blame everyone but myself.:p
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 AM
    An Imp with delusions of grandeur, perhaps? I’d argue that the complete and exact opposite is true. The first is genuinely interesting, because you have a Good character who is unambiguously the villain, but also has perhaps very similar goals as the PCs and their allies, and who believes with a Paladin’s faith that what they are Right. It’s both more interesting and more terrifying than...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    Just let the players give it out, with that if they do it without good reason you'll shut it down. Just advise them once per character per session is what you are looking for as a guideline. We use poker chips. No longer on the DMs plate, and players will be on the lookout to give out something that helps the group.
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  • Aeson's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    Wow Mormons....I mean Members of the Church of Latter Day Saints (that's a mouth full) are funny. I didn't think they could be.
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  • StreamOfTheSky's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 AM
    I portrayed the Ostalin teleportation beacon as their own creation, in response to the development of Ragesia's beacons. The Ragesians did it first, but then the other major powers all scrambled to develop their own as well. An arms race, of sorts. Would have liked more detail about the beacons. I'm just lucky, none of my players ever asked about making one (helps that their base of...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    If you need a 20, you have a 5% normally, and a 5% + 95%*5% = 9.75%. Slightly less than a +1. If you need a 2 you have a 95% to succeed normally, and 95% + 5% * 95% = 99.75%, agains slightly less than +1. This is the minimum. If you need an 11, you have a 50% normally, and a 50% + 50% * 50% = 75% with advantage. That's the equivalent of +5. This is the maximum. Your +/-6 to +/-7 is...
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  • CleverNickName's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    No surprise here; you wrote an excellent adventure. I don't envy the judges for having to decide the winner in that round. In the end, you had the best use of ingredients and that made the difference. Good luck in the Final Round. I wish I had some advice to give, but I think our judges already have it covered. The best I can offer is: if you have the space for it, try to include a brief...
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 AM
    It really seems like you're saying here that "the fluff" is actually a rule. If that's your belief, I'm confident you're in a pronounced minority in feeling that way, even among the group of players who like to hew closely to PHB defaults.
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 AM
    With your great sleight of hands I am going to give it too you...somewhat ;) Caranthir slipped the webs and glanced silently down at the others before mading his way to the top of the -- only to be trapped again! Luckily for the elf he could see over the wall and into the courtyard that was covered in webs. There is a second toward that appeared to be more intact then the one on the heroes...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    But the vast majority did, and those gods were close and personal. If Eberron doesn't match that, it doesn't match the 3e cleric class as written. That's fine. I already understand that Eberron changed the cleric class for that setting. A class is more than just the mechanics.
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