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  • ClockworkNinja's Avatar
    Today, 09:45 AM
    Partly this depends on the character's paladin oath and patron choice, but there would be explanations for any of them. For example a devotion/fiend could be a holy warrior who captured a demon and bound it into service rather than destroying it outright; or a former cultist who realized too late that the cool party they were attending was actually a human sacrifice and joined the paladin order...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    Subtext? In essence there is Philosophy BEFORE Kant, and Philosophy AFTER Kant, there is no fundamental element of it that Kant doesn't touch on. Aesthetics and theory of knowledge are both central themes in Kant's work. Truthfully though, you can't talk about what 'Kant believed' or what 'Kant said' because there isn't a single Emmanuel Kant. He was a thinker who's ideas evolved drastically...
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  • fobia's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
    Tbh, it sounds easier to just take some ideas from OoTA and write the campaign yourself than to try and fit the campaign to your needs. Especially with Drows not existing etc. Also the whole "You are being chased by your captors."-thing will be missing, which to me as a player was one of the factors that contributed the most to the tension of the first part of the story. The adventure has two...
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  • MetaVoid's Avatar
    Today, 09:25 AM
    And here I was hoping for a response when I saw updates. ah, the curse of the impatience. If not allowed truenamer, I'm thinking bard - bugger I mean buffer obviously. If I read your RG and last two pages correctly we have Thorn, urban skirmisher range (trickster) Vakeva, monk zen archer (champion) Claugendeem Calaun, fighter monk (champion) Is that all? You lost sorceress, cleric,...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 AM
    You only get a fate point if accepting the compel causes trouble in some way; i.e. if doing the thing would be a bad idea. You don't get any points for accepting a compel where nothing bad could come from it. The rules are pretty explicit about that. D&D has traditionally had paladin and cleric powers be contingent upon following the ideals of the religion, because that power was only ever a...
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  • CTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 AM
    So I have decided I am going to be a Barbarian 1/ Tempest Cleric 4 to start. He will be Barbarian 1/Paladin 4. He is not sure which Oath yet, but he's leaning toward Devotion or Ancients at the moment. Both Goliaths. Both CG. Both unarmored but with shields. Not quite sure on backgrounds. We're trying to figure out how we could be from the same tribe but have different backgrounds to not have so...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    Yeah, I think it is fair to say that each style of play includes and excludes some sorts of games. In a game run by pemerton its not likely that the PCs will spend a lot of time futzing around, wandering the countryside trying to find something to do, or just watching the world go by. OTOH they won't likely see their successes undone and they likely will find that the game focuses on their...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 AM
    I did no one cared. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?616424-In-Search-of-the-Unknown-The-BECMI-Chronicles-5E
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  • Voice's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 AM
    Voice started a thread [5E] Gunslinger Caster
    So, a while back I stumbled across a photo of a fluffy black kitten staring up at the camera, where the eyes had been photo-shopped to be blue/green two-tone. It looked like a fluffy black soot-sprite. It inspired me to create a character, where that was the familiar. Unfortunately, I'm having difficulty putting the character to paper adequately. I keep trying different combinations, and...
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  • ehenning's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    As a comparison, if you look at Amazon’s ranking based on Average Customer Review: 1. Monster Manual 2. Volo’s Guide to Monsters 3. Curse of Strad 4. Dungeon Master’s Screen 5. Tomb of Annihilation 6. Player’s Handbook 7. Dungeon Master’s Guide 8. Starter Set
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  • CTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 AM
    Arcana Domain 19 Forge Domain 20 Knowledge Domain 20 Life Domain 14 Light Domain 19 Tempest Domain 17 Trickery Domain 14 War Domain 19
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Yeah, and I agree that things like 4e SCs and even the reaction/morale/loyalty rules of classic D&D are attempts to fill that gap. I think a LOT of 4e in its entirety can be interpreted as an attempt to fill that gap with at least strong hints and guidelines. I'd note that this was very much interpreted when 4e came out as a way to increase player agency within the game! In fact, at that time,...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 AM
    Strictly speaking, without resorting to spell research or magic item creation. A high level wizard can arguably create a Clone of a beast, using the wand to obviate the noncostly material component. Then use Wish to cast the Awaken spell (because it is on the druid spell list). In this way, the wizard can create intelligent organically reproductive life, out of nothing except magic.
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 08:51 AM
    I doubt a big bear could go unnoticed Duran will hang back
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    Sounds good
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    You head out to the workshop as you pass through the streets you begin to notice people are looking at you as you pass, they try to hide it but do so poorly it would appear some information about you is getting around. Aladan's workshop is signified by a sign flapping lazily in the warm air the door is slightly ajar and the glow of the forge can be seen coming from around the crack all though...
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  • Tony Pettersen's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    That’s cool and thank you for the feedback. But the battles are really quick when you get your head around it. What specifically did you have troubles understanding? And yes Margo is one very talented artist
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 AM
    This is very true. A level 1 fighter has a proficiency bonus of +2. A +3 sword gives him the same base to hit value as a *level 13* fighter. That's quite the leap. Also, "vanilla +" weapons and armor don't require atunement, that's another bonus.
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  • DMMike's Avatar
    Today, 08:36 AM
    I just looked over the sample portion on DTRPG...and your professional editor owes you several more passes. Honestly, I was having trouble understanding what each of the character sheet elements were about, when I realized that I had, by that point, still no idea how the game is played, so the character sheet elements couldn't mean anything. I was also a little concerned when I read, on the...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 AM
    I completely agree Napoleon offered a substantial reward to whoever could come up with a way to preserve lots of food - this lead to the invention of canning :)
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 AM
    Which is not that atypical of actual mythological deities. The idea of gods as omnipotent beings, infinitely beyond the reach of mortal ken is mostly seen in mono-theistic religions. In poly-theistic religions, it’s far more common for “Gods” to be, for all intents and purposes, magically powerful people. Their powers are limited in both scope and scale, they are often effectively mortal (or at...
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 08:15 AM
    The resolution to this conflict lies in your answer to the question of why warlock magic is considered arcane rather than divine. For one reason or another, Warlocks’ powers, which they receive from an extraplanar entity, are treated differently by the setting than the powers that clerics receive from extraplanar entities. Is it because Clerics receive their powers as a reward for devotion while...
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  • Greenfield's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    Thanks. I'll have to look at that when I have time.
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  • batfishmobile's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    It could be interesting to role-play off of that conflict. Maybe the paladin has to hide the fact that he is also an agent of a demonic lord. Possibly the patron he follows as a warlock, is a fay which also serves the same power as the paladin. And depending on the world, deities might just be a fact of life, so no faith is required. And maybe there is no conflict in serving multiple...
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  • Greenfield's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 AM
    I see two aspects to rituals that I'd like to explore. The first is a way to involve multiple casters, possibly of disparate disciplines, in a single magical effort. The "Three witches" part of "Enter three witches." The second is using rituals as ways to modify spell results. The Red Wizards of Thay prestige class from the DMG has some rules for sharing power through a ritual. Theirs...
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  • Tinker's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 AM
    Tinker replied to Basic Four
    I've just been looking at the Dominion rules in Companion set and yeah, they're stand-alone. You can drop them into whatever system you like. Maybe name level corresponds to paragon tier. Personally I'd be more open to more diverse classes being lords. If I ever use the Dominion rules I'll make a few other tweaks, such as to population growth, and to the rules for qualifying for higher titles. ...
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  • Donald Braden's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 AM
    So, playing a monk in 5e. My dungeon master and i talked this through as I researched some african martial arts traditions when developing my character. The monk Martial Arts feature indicates that the monk can make one unarmed blow as a bonus action. In the real world description of the goal of some of these martial arts traditions is to "use the entire animal" so if you strke a weapon with...
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 AM
    What OP suggests is abrely a power bump. Using extra attack will be noticeably better most of the time, and a cantrip will never be noticeably better than their attack action. Making them give up something like a fighting style would make it strictly a net loss. For what? Even if you allow the melee weapon cantrips, they just keep pace with extra attack, at best. I’d let a player learn 1...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 07:58 AM
    Udit bowed to Pyrus, impressed by the display of mental power... and ready to leap to push him out of harm's way, if need be!
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    OOC: I thought it was that it would be hard to do it without being "seen" by the lead eye, did I miss something? Anyway, psion to the rescue
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    The ‘gods’ learn the same magic by the same means that humans do. D&D ‘gods’ are nothing except powerful wizards of various disciplines. If you want to exaggerate the potency of their ‘portfolios’, well, humans can acquire those same portfolios from them. Humans do what the ‘gods’ do. The ‘gods’ do what humans do.
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 AM
    Awaken doesn’t let you create a living race of flesh and bone people that can reproduce and evolve on their own. Warforged can’t reproduce, and humans required creation forges (which they don’t fully understand) to make Warforged. Further, the Warforged being sapient was a shocking development that no one expected or wanted. In canon Eberron, how the Warforged even came to be sentient is a...
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    The purpose of a forum is to share opinions and engage in discussion.
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Sylvar points his finger at Vulka, and the floor beneath her suddenly becomes slick with grease! She and the Giant next to her (Hill Giant #6) wobble and scramble to maintain their balance, a look of surprise on their faces! Both of them manage to keep their balance, at least for the time being. Grease DC 14: Vulka's save = 24 = Success Hill Giant's save = 23 = Success However, the...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Thread necromancy!!! ... but you do have an excellent point. Why does the EK and arcane trickster, both "1/3" casters, have cantrips, while rangers and paladins, who are 1/2 casters, do not? Hmmmm I've been long intrigued by the differences between half casters and 1/3 casters. Half-casters have magic as a class feature, use divine (or divine-ish) magic and don't have cantrips. 1/3...
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 AM
    D&D is an RPG. A role playing game. We're telling a story, here. The Holy Man that makes a deal with a Supernatural force is pretty much a cliche... and can go in a large variety of ways. A Paladin that wants to do more for his people, but his God doesn't offer him the powers he needs to do everything he thinks should be done... so he makes a deal to get the power to make the difference...
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Why would there be a conflict? A god of good won’t like you signing a contract with a fiend, obviously, but why would Correllon care at all if you get magic from your Archfey godmother? Why would the Queen of Air and Darkness care if you have sworn an oath to Sehanine? Also, many Paladins serve and swear oaths to ideals, not specific gods. Why wouldn’t an Oath of The Crown Paladin of...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    Just finished watching the Chuck Norris documentary Invasion USA
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 07:38 AM
    Wait. Are you suggesting that wizards lack the Awaken spell? Wizards can create sentient (sapient) beings just fine. And at mid tier levels. If I remember correctly, human wizards created the warforged sentient living constructs. Humans can create life.
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 07:38 AM
    Well then you'd be surprised. And I'd have to write go up some Great Old One entering the world stuff. Sounds like a high lv adventure to me.
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  • Dylan Wight's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 AM
    Thematically, a Paladin should have access to one or two cantrips, but not at the cost of their fighting style. After all, an Eldritch Knight has access to the excellent Wizard cantrips. If you also pick up Magic Initiate on an EK, you can take a couple of Cleric cantrips which gives the EK extreme combat versatility. Why should a paladin not have access to the same combat versatility as an EK?...
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 AM
    That sounds great by the way.
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    Wait, how, what now? The wizard isn’t creating a sentient race of people who will go forth and excercise free will, grow and evolve, reproduce without any further interference, etc. and the wizard can never become an actual greater god just by learning more magic. They can become something that the weak might worship, but they can’t become a font of divine power, answering prayers, creating a...
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  • Satyrn's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
    Even if the patron was some Great Old One who is so far removed from the world, so inscrutably unconcerned with Oerth's doings that, to it, granting a speck of power to this thing that calls itself a dwarf (what is that, a tiny star?) was as meaningless and unnoticed an action as blinking would be to that dwarf? I would be surprised.
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  • Motorskills's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 AM
    Would need a little conversion.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 07:18 AM
    Well, to me this is like saying I could start each session by hurling personal abuse at the players. I mean, I guess so, but that would probably be the end of the game. The campaign I'm starting about was deliberately started as the upshot of a player revolt against a GM who was not interested in even a hint of player-driven RPGing. So it was understood from the start of the campaign that the...
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    Easy. In my games you can be one or the other, not both. It's an RP thing. No matter how great the rules synergy, you cannot serve two class-fueling entities at the same time. Not even allied ones. And no, those entities will not grant you both types of power so that you can be both a paladin & a warlock of _____. Paladin who MCs into Warlock - gives up all paladin abilities & cannot...
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  • Caliban's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    Obviously their god doesn't provide everything, or there would be nothing to gain from multi-classing into warlock. :p Besides, just because they grant you spells doesn't mean your patron deity is micromanaging your life. It's not all about you. Maybe the deity is really busy with other worshipers, crusades, jihads, and/or holy wars. ;) There are many ways it can happen. Just depends on...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 07:08 AM
    Yes: the player has to choose to ally with Vecna (helps with world domination, bad for his hometown) or choose to stay loyal to his city (doesn't betray his hometown, but puts a bit of a roadblock in his plans for world domination). In the abstract, sure. In practice, turning against Vecna at this point probably means that the immediate focus of play is going to be on dealing with the fallout...
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  • grodog's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 AM
    I think so, Wumpus: they've been shared previously here and in the Yahoo group, with the permission of Sep and the artists. Allan.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 AM
    I respectfully disagree. A faithful follower of a deity, who receives powers from said deity, wouldn't then go on the side bartering with a patron for power. Why would they? Their god provides! And why would the deity tolerate their chosen followers consorting with a supernatural being of suspect - if not entirely offensive - nature, motives and ethos? Bah, BAH I say. Now there *is* an...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 07:01 AM
    I think a lot of the obvious points have been made: pricing has to be relative to level; it's hard to build in the effects of cumulation/stacking, but these are pretty crucial for balance; etc. Elaborating on another point that's been made: +1 leather is not a heap more valuable than studded leather, and so probably shouldn't cost the same as getting +1 studded, or +1 plate, which allows...
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  • MechaTarrasque's Avatar
    Today, 07:00 AM
    This is pretty much what celestial patron warlocks are for.
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 AM
    You fail to see why this is overpowered because, I you've never DM's 5th edition. I also suspect that you looked at the Hexblade thinking you'll be able to be some kind of tanking warlock and was sorely disappointed so you decided to try and create your own. Here are a couple things. 1. Warlocks are spellcasters, not tanks. You want your warlock to tank, then take the proper feats or...
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  • MechaTarrasque's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    Maybe all you guys who are upset about "all the gods in D&D" can set up a kickstarter to get enough money to hire WotC to write up something for you. It certainly can't be less effective than complaining about it on Enworld.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 AM
    In the post that I quoted, you said that the situation forced some choices. Then you said that to conquer the world, the PC has to join Vecna. If he has to join Vecna to succeed, that eliminates any other way to achieve that goal. However, there may be possible ways to achieve that goal without joining Vecna. If the player can see one of those ways, is he forced to join Vecna to succeed, or...
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  • M3woods's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 AM
    I designed character miniatures for my N.E.W. game over at Hero Forge. It does N.E.W. species quite well. At first, I saw that $30 price tag and thought, no way. Yet, the more I play with Hero Forge's designer, the more I'm actually coming around to the idea. Has anyone had past experience with purchasing minis through Hero Forge? Opinions?
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 AM
    This is why I tend to lean towards deconstructions of the Tolkien-derived tropes they recycle in my homebrew. Instead of fighting those expecations of what might be found, I make them work to my advantage. "Why yes, your character probably does think of halflings as simple farmers, dwarves as beer loving beard growing miners, elves as exotic noble savages, etc. Those are very common...
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  • Voadam's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 AM
    Voadam replied to Undead Origins
    Legacy of Damnation Corrupted Undead: Special rules apply when a creature with the Undead type gains the Corrupted template. The template can never be applied to an existing Undead creature; it can only be applied to a new Undead creature that is specifically animated using Infernal energies. If a Corrupted Undead has the ability to create other undead as a result of slaying them or draining...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 AM
    Hello Basic idea: Level 6 characters get stuck underground - they aren't enslaved or captured, they just can't go back the way they came from. They encounter a group of NPCs - a ragged gang of refugees (maybe they are the escaped slaves?). So this wouldn't be a new campaign, but an existing one changing direction - the characters already exist and have been played for a while. (in a...
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 06:43 AM
    There is no conflict. Paladins and clerics ask their Gods for powers, while a Warlock barters for their power. If a lawyer can be religious, a hero can be oth a paladin and a warlock.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 AM
    There are limits to how unpredictable magic can be, which are circumscribed by the rules of the game. If the rules say that a particular wizard has one level 7 spell slot per day, then no matter how complicated the underlying reality of magic may be, we know it's not so complicated that this wizard will have more or less than exactly one level 7 spell slot on any given day. It's like, real...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 AM
    Don't. Or whatever that warlock pact is with the forces of goodness. Or be an Antipaladin.
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Today, 06:31 AM
    There are a bunch of one-player one-shot adventures for 2e. For example, there is Thief's Challenge and Thief's Challenge II. They were called the Head-to-Head Quests. I bet they wouldn't be too hard to convert to 5e. The Thiefs Challenge sounds pretty close to what you're looking for. From the description: Christensen's editor had thus asked for a book that was "noir-ish" and "Raymond...
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  • Ratskinner's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    "Encouraged to make foolish mistakes" is a pretty poor description of the compel mechanics of Fate. Particularly since compelling an aspect need not indicate any fictional failure on the part of the player or character (although it certainly can represent something like a character making bad choices.) Its a player using his character's stated traits to engage the fiction and narrative more...
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  • Amatiel's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 AM
    My group has played with "unbreakable concentration" since pretty much day one. Haven't found any problems with it. We kept Mageslayer feat as is. It's actually quite popular, as it allows you to 'break' a casters concentration.
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  • Amatiel's Avatar
    Today, 06:18 AM
    OK, how do you resolve the potential faith conflict for multiclassing warlock & paladin?
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  • Quickleaf's Avatar
    Today, 06:05 AM
    I don't think I've ever seen an infiltration adventure in print. I have heard that Ebonclad is really good for roguish type players and apparently it has some adventures included that might fit the bill, specifically one involving sabotage called "Under Our Noses."
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 06:02 AM
    That has nothing to do with what I said. I said, again that fundamentally those choices matter because the GM allows them to matter. The GM (you in this context) could have chosen to not allow them to matter. Making those choices matter is within the domain of the GM, not the players (in the majority of systems). Assuming you were playing some form of D&D, then it is absolutely within the...
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 AM
    Most weapons, armor, ammunition, and I’d say at least half of wondrous items, most wands, staves, some magical books, most magic boots, gloves, cloaks, rings, and potions, that are useful to adventurers are also useful to soldiers, knights, ship captains, guards, bodyguards, and general rich folk. Remember that historically, rich nobles commissioned swords from the best swordsmiths they could...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 AM
    It is worth to necro this thread just to mention the excellent tanking potential of the Cavalier (a fighter subclass in Xanathar's guide). I haven't tried it in play, but on paper it seems to be designed as a tank. Sure it has a few horse-related thing, but it's 75% about tanking. He can force people to attack him (or else have disadvantage), can give someone a burst of AC as a reaction, at...
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  • pogre's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    I love these and have a couple. If I was hauling my miniatures around I would buy a bunch too.
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  • pogre's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    Thanks Flexor et al This week I did not get as many figures painted, because of the time it took all of the flesh areas on this pair of evil cultists. They are from the Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower boxed set. Right now I have nothing but D&D monsters at my painting table. So there will be a break from all of this GW/Citadel stuff. Next up, a bunch of Reaper Bones, then some...
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  • Azzy's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 AM
    I never did put the why in that last post. :D When I was playing in the early days of my RPG "career", it never really occurred to me or the rest of my group to use an established setting until a bit later. Then we tried the Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance—then we went back to homebrew setting. The recent use of Greyhawk, I think is mostly been used as a familiar foothold while we were...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 AM
    Maybe. I admit to being rough on Kant, but I could certainly see a very Kantian take on some of this thread's discussion.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 AM
    What you say here isn't true of the game I was running. In fact, its failure to be true was the basis on which most of the players joined the game! They were looking for a game where player choices and signals in PC build and play would matter.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 AM
    I'd let the Kant reference just go through to the keeper - I'm not the biggest fan (either of the metaphysics or the moral theory); but nothing very central to Kantians seemed to be at issue in this thread. But now I'm curious - is there some Kantian subtext that I'm missing?
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  • MechaTarrasque's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 AM
    Just like (just about) every class has a sword swing subclass (if the class isn't about sword swinging) and a casting subclass (if the class isn't about casting), I would like just about every class to have a psychic subclass.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    Hello So this isn't a play report as a player. Rather it's as a GM. The Brute sublcass (from unearthed arcana, see https://media.wizards.com/2018/dnd/downloads/UA-3Subclasses0108.pdf ), has been described by many as the "Champion 2.0" and I agree with that assessment. It's a basic, no frills fighter for people who want a simple, straightforward class. I think there is a need for such a...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 AM
    Ugh. Thanks for making me refresh myself on Kant. Bleh.
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  • Azzy's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    While I don't share that opinion, I can dig that—there some of the current fluff I don't like, either.
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  • PMárk's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    While I get the appeal of making my own world, I am and always was attracted to specific rpgs by their settings and frequently by novels I red and liked. To be interested in a game, I need an interesting setting and for an interesting setting I'd like to read good stories, to get into the headspace. I'm just more story-focused, than DIY-focused. No wonder I always preferred games with...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    My point is that the GM chose to intertwine those backstories. You could have disregarded them. You have the authority to say "Yes, I am going to pick up on this element of your backstory and include it in the game." or "No, I'm not interested in including this element of your backstory in the larger gameworld." That authority is yours and yours alone. The players do not have the authority to...
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  • Ratskinner's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 AM
    As a GM, always been Homebrew. Occasionally used published bits and pieces. As a player: most of the time homebrew, but heavier than I usually do on the published bits. (Like whole adventures stitched into the world.) As a GM, making it up is one of the big pleasures, why skip it?
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 AM
    I think the ultimate answer is "none", isn't it? I have little essays I wrote on the theology of the main religion in my GH game (a fairly elaborate variation on St Cuthbert, Pholtus, Tritherion and others as branches of a monotheistic religion). What was the point? Self-amusement. Taking my readings on Christology and metaphysics out for a bit of a spin. Some of the political differences...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 05:30 AM
    Humble Hook OP. Pls nerf.
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 05:29 AM
    Yeah, it's more than I would like.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 AM
    Agreed. If you're still working through the past 50-100 posts, you may come across one of mine that talks about contradictions in fiction. I don't know about your super-mathematician PC, but mine has the power to square a circle with compass and ruler! And if there is some downtime, spends it drawing up plans for ever-cheaper-to-build perpetual motion machines. Fictional causation is...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 AM
    Erg. I haven't read the details of that for years. Hm. PbPs take forever usually. So I'd either just lay it out as a background thing, or make it ultra simplified. Morrus, I don't recall James's screen name to ping him, but maybe he could use this as a baseline for converting this scene in the 5e version, which should probably be more rules-lite. This is really fast and rough. I'd...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 AM
    Rod of Seven Farts. This jester’s bauble can cause any creature affected by its magic to emit a loud, smelly fart. It may be used up to seven times in one day, with a range of line of sight. The targeting is NOT automatic, the wielder must make a successful ranged attack, if it misses, the magic effects a target in the vicinity- use the thrown grenade-like weapons rules to determine the new...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    Its been 25 years since I perused my copy of WoG, so I don't remember exactly what was established by Gygax about The Great Kingdom WRT Vecna or if this was all generated in the course of pemerton's game, but IN MY GAMES at least the existence of Vecna and his goals would only be introduced as a factor in response to a player's establishment of a goal (as a player) and a consequent dramatic need...
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  • Bringer's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 AM
    The duration is pretty crucial to it all. Unlike Hexblade, who's features last 24/7, the Bestower's abilities only last while transformed. I have limited the transformation to 1 hour, meaning the Bestower has less access to its abilities. I have limited the amount of marks(which I only made unlimited in the first place because I thought Hexblade's get unlimited curses level 14) to a...
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  • robus's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    I’ve cut my teeth as a DM running the published adventures (in FR of course) but in future i want to take published adventures but move them to new settings (mostly inspired by M:tG planes). The FR is too unfocused for my taste it seems.
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  • Bringer's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 AM
    This wasn't intended at all. While transformed, the armor class becomes 18. Not 18 + dex. The transformation armor class is an entirely different armor class calculation. Just like when a character has two different armor class abilities, they choose which one they go with, not combine them. This wasn't intended at all. Magically creating weapons doesn't mean the weapons are considered...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 AM
    I don't think I understand the question. When you ask "are they free to engage in those", are you asking about the scope of permissible action declarations? In which case it will depend on the details of the action in question, and whether the fictional positioning supports them. I'm also not sure what you mean by "follow the situation you set up that forces those choices." When Xanthos says...
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  • Charwoman Gene's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 AM
    "Let's get on with this," says Colember, anxious to continue the mission.
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  • Dannyboy7702's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 AM
    Short answer is no. Additionally, this CS may not be on here that much longer WotC has filed a DCMA takedown demand for the CS.
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  • slykenn's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 AM
    I was looking for character sheets ... but I never dreamed to find something like this .... it's just wonderful is there a way to override the level or change the XP table? ... I would like to have a slower leveling Thx ...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 AM
    And now Immanuel Kant is spinning in his grave. ;)
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 AM
    I don't know that anyone else has really responded to your post, have they? (If Saelorn has, then I can't read it because he's blocked me again.) In any event, I don't think accusations of insincerity are very helpful. You think I've misunderstood you. I think you've misunderstood me. For instance, you say "YOU and only YOU had the authority to include something that would play to their...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 AM
    My point was that they're not hiding any backstory. There is no hidden backstory, no unrevealed fiction, in your example. What the GM and Mary are hiding is that the thief in question is Mary's player character. As far as I can tell, the only interesting thing about the episode you describe is that the NPC is, in fact, a PC. Mary is the one who has sent that up - so she is not a bystander, she...
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 AM
    The core books have a lot of core metasetting material, from race description to the Planes.
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