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  • Shroomy's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    They're muscle and guards. Nothing more grandiose!
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    My son pointed out that it remains a a build element. Dual Strike is something a Brawling Fighter can use or Two Fisted Fighter (could be battlerager or tempest) even a Weapon Master can hot swap to it. And a sword and board and two handed weapon for the most part get the Cleave. Now I think cleave probably could mark the second target...
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  • Ganymede81's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    WotC actually explored that feminine mindset in Volo's. There, they talked about the Gruumsh-Luthic tension as well as the Warlord-Orog tension. It goes on to explain how the feminine influence of Luthic is what counterbalances the masculine energy of Gruumsh, and it is that feminine influence that ensures orcs are a mighty people: "If it was not for the followers of Luthic, it is possible that...
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 02:12 AM
    I would have said assault is the worst too but it seems tempting to some folk hence why I kind of wanted more of a true striker build swordmage.
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  • Kramodlog's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 AM
    I've read the first two Sherlock Holmes stories, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. They wouldn't be published today, but it was fun to read and I want to read the next short stories written by Doyle. I'm slogging through Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 AM
    The Beyond video went into how Llolth is big on embodiment, hence her revolution against Corellion, and her cult's hatred of those marked with his form shifting blessing.
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 AM
    Alen Beam of Apollo 12 passed at age 86
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 AM
    I think concluding skill powers and martial practices are intimately connected might be inevitable ie it is kind of a next step OR we can take that other direction rather like the idea of having prepared practice. In this case we have a prepared practice allowing one to Parkour (acrobatic climbing and speed movement through terrain and climbing features) without spending the time to...
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  • MwaO's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 AM
    I think it depends on party. In the right party and playing tactically, I think it is the best one where Assault is the worst. i.e. Swordmage who takes mostly immediate action powers and alternates between Swordburst & Booming Blade, where they kite their soldier mark, then Booming Blade someone else. Tends to end up grouping up targets so the party blasters can hit multiple targets...
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    A sentence you cannot possibly have expected to be typing when you woke up this morning. :lol:
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    I like both wargaming AND RPing/Storytelling, so I had to invent a game for that ;)
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  • Shemeska's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    The 'loths don't want to destroy anything. They simply want everything to suffer: uniformly and pointlessly. There is no reason, there is no meaning, there is no purpose, but you will suffer all the same. Universe by universe, reality by reality, Evil will infect and devour from within like a cosmic virus. I thinks folks might notice that I really, really like NE fiends. Between the 'loths and...
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  • Shemeska's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
    They would tell you that they're the physical manifestation of a universe grown old, sick, and self-loathing, a cosmos burdened by its own failures and now crying out, begging to end its own pain, the source of which is of course mortal souls. Daemons are a paradox in that they're specifically created from mortal souls themselves, and yet they hunger moment by moment to glut themselves on mortal...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 AM
    Well, yeah, if someone likes the wargaming aspect of D&D (or some similar system), it stands to reason that they may be less into non-wargaming systems!
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 AM
    I'm not the one speculating on orcish hermaphrodites. I'm assuming that orcs have binary* dimorphic anatomy, with corresponding gender roles, and D&D books have only ever described ONE of those genders: the masculine warrior orc perspective. (* I'm using the term "binary" as a rough approximation, which only includes about 98-99% when applied to humanity. Most humans fall into the "Big Two"...
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  • Shemeska's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 AM
    The 'loths are a paradox of utter selfish self-interest and quasi-religious (yet brutally misotheist) zealots and slaves to the abstract concept of primordial Evil and their creators the baernaloths. To quote 2e's 'Faces of Evil: The Fiends', yugoloths only desire a perfect universe: one in which the concept of mercy does not exist. They want raw, uniform, pointless cosmic suffering. The Blood...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 AM
    Swordmages in particular mix well with a LOT of stuff. In fact it is probably the premiere class for Hybridizing. You lose effectively almost none of the basic effectiveness of the swordmage class, and graft on a whole other set of better options for many situations. It also provides reasons to use the Ensnaring Aegis, which is otherwise pretty worthless. Many strikers are also quite happy to be...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    Right. The worst I can say about 4e is that there's a certain 'overhead' in kind of grooming your character concept and making it work really well and mesh well with the rest of the party. One of the things 5e does do is streamline that. It makes specific concepts into 2-3 choices instead of 6-8 choices, which is kind of good. Of course sometimes you lose some flexibility, but they actually did a...
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  • dogoftheunderworld's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 AM
    My first "bag of skeletons" project. This one didn't use a bunch, but a quicker project to boost my morale :) I took a warforge titan and turned it into a Greater Cadaver Collecter.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 AM
    Yeah, I think it is possible to be a 'gamer' and not so much an RPer. Often those are people who ARE actually quite engaged, they play around with the rules and whatnot, and may be quite into aspects of the game like combat or whatnot, but just don't have a real desire to develop or examine their character's motives much. I'm not entirely convinced this class of player is entirely ill-suited...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 AM
    There could definitely be sexually divergent subcultures within the hermaphrodititic orcs. Different roles, different priorities.
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 AM
    I was referring to the Lolth lore video WOTC did a while ago.
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  • dogoftheunderworld's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    Really nice terrain idea and execution!
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    If the yugoloths want to destroy everything, then what do the demons want? Normally that's how I understand the demon/devil.distinction: one wants to kill, the other wants to rule.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 AM
    The most common case is the old proverbial 'gamer wife', or 'my best friend' or something like that, where the person is not REALLY inclined to play purely on their own steam, but comes and plays in an often fairly desultory way. They may well enjoy the game, but they aren't 'into' playing. They won't master complicated rules, and may play as almost an NPC sidekick type of character, or something...
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    That is...what is in the book...?
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  • Sacrosanct's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    Shady Dragon Inn (B/X)-- 13 Rogue's Gallery (1e)--15 Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e)--11 The Magic Encyclopedia (2e)--19 Creative Campaigning (2e)--19 Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (2e)--17 Complete Guide to Villains (2e)--16 Arms and Equipment Guide (3e)--15 Spell Compendium (3e)--13
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 AM
    If they're hermaproditic, does it really make sense for there to be two distinct gendered mindsets? Seems sort of like an imposition to me.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    Yeah, something like 'Parkour Master' would maybe include a practice, which would let you sub in Acrobatics as a solution to various SC checks and whatnot, and a utility power to let you gain extra mobility by say crossing certain types of obstacles (though honestly 4e's abstractions of terrain make it hard for me to formulate an exact power text).
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 AM
    Devotion: Become the light. Drive back the darkness. Ancients: Protect the light in others and enable them to become brighter lights. Vengeance: Destroy the darkness that tries to smother the light.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 AM
    I used Oath of the Ancients for a Paladin of Civilization. He was sorta 'greater good for the greater number' without becoming Spock. His tangle-you-up manifested as handcuffs and leg irons.
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  • narayan's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 AM
    Ok internet is go, I will be posting again within the next few days.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 AM
    5. Be excellent to each other.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 AM
    Shady Dragon Inn (B/X)-- 13 Coincidence: I found a copy of this at my FLGS last week. Now I can't downvote it because "I never saw it before." Rogue's Gallery (1e)--14 Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e)--11 The Magic Encyclopedia (2e)--19 Creative Campaigning (2e)--19 Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (2e)--17 Complete Guide to Villains (2e)--15 + 1 =...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Yaarel replied to Core+1
    I had the following text in mind. But on rereading it now. 5e core rules continue to push polytheism in the most heavy-handed way possible. Xanathars Guide to Everything (p. 18) " Serving a Pantheon, Philosophy, or Force In certain campaigns, a cleric might instead serve a cosmic force such as life or death, or a philosophy or concept, such as love, peace, or one of the nine...
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 AM
    Oh terrific, you just had to being Drizzt into this. :p More seriously... With a few thousand years to behave like, well, clerics of a CE goddess, some Llolth worshippers could decide to exterminate the Blessing of Corellon drow. Just to get rid of potential competitors (maybe they felt provoked by an 'interloper'). Or perhaps it was Llolth's idea and all her clerics began hatching...
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    Perhaps the depiction of the Orcish mindset, all the way from the 1E Monster Manual, to 5e, is actually a depiction of the *masculine* Orcish mindset, presented as that were the default, the norm, and the only side of the story. Perhaps there's also a feminine Orcish mindset, and neither TSR nor WotC have written about that mindset. For decades, many Chinese fathers chose to drown baby girls,...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    You might want to check out Starfinder.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    re: halflings When I found the 3e supplement that described Yondalla's "dark side" as protector of halflings, I immediately could see this scene: Halfling cleric-ess (in shrine-wagon) "Great Yondalla, why are there 6 people of Might and Dark Deeds outside our camp saying you sent them to scout ahead of us and asking where we are going?"
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  • Unregistered's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 AM
    As a dungeon master and co-owner of a tabletop game and comic book shop, I meet brand-new players virtually every time I'm behind the counter or the DM screen. D&Dís recent popularity explosion has brought in countless new players. They usually are feeling both excited and intimidated, and it's my job to maintain that excitement and add confidence too. I certainly understand the...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    WOIN isnít a setting. Itís a toolkit ruleset for creating your own setting. The WOIN-powered Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD will be the first major setting for WOIN, though it will be presented as a stand-alone game.
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    I meant setting conversion to 5e. Heh. Apparently, I misunderstood?
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    I'll note that a caster can cast a spell both on their turn and on their reaction - so it's 2 spells 1 cantrips max/round.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    A 5E system of WOIN is not on the way. I donít even know what that would be!
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    That is...not what I recall.
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    No, the Drow are children of Corellion, and as such some Drow have this Blessing. This makes them Anathema to the Llolth worshippers, so Drow with Blessing are offered as a good PC "Drow on the surface" hook for players.
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  • Eltab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    Eltab replied to Magic Weapons
    A neat idea, but tactically dangerous if the _____ live in the dark and have Darkvision: they will see you - or at least your arms - from a distance. But the surprise on the players' faces the first time it happens to them would be a hoot. (Evil DM grin) A similar and not-dangerous version would be magic gauntlets that get "my fingers are asleep" tingly when insert daytime creature here (ex:...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    Yes. But if I understand correctly, a 5e system version of WOIN is on its way. Still. It is easier to learn a d6 system, than to rewrite 5e.
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    I dunno. The female orc is less vulnerable to getting kicked in the groin.
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    Which is a d6 system? Not a d20 system?
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    For now, I am going with NOW. The mechanics and the flavor are already there.
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    Trying to make 5e work for a near future setting myself. It is a formidable amount of time and energy to make this work. You moreorless have to rewrite the core rules to remove the baked in flavor. Start small, with a handful of options you want to feature in your modern setting. When you have time, branch out from there.
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  • William Tate Buckley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    The wedding Iím going to is actually the 30th, so the last weekend in June is when Iíll be gone. Which leaves 3 possible weekends (If we donít include next weekend)
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    Check out NOW. http://www.rpgnow.com/product/242910/NOW-The-Modern-Action-Roleplaying-Game-v12
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    In mine, it isnít. In Lanefanís formulation, however, itís an open question. But realistically, it would be exceedingly rare for a hermaphroditic Orc who wins the mating battle to choose to be female.
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    Didn't WotC announce in the recent Drow lore "update" that Lloth can bless men into women?
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  • scruffygrognard's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    I've homebrewed my own "fantasy heartbreaker" rules from C&C, AD&D (particularly 2nd edition), D&D 3.5 and 5, and Basic D&D. So far it's been working really well for my Greyhawk game (I'm running it for some friends and their kids). Here's a link for my houserules: PHB: http://www.scruffygrognard.com/documents/phb.pdf DMG: http://www.scruffygrognard.com/documents/dmg.pdf
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    Think prison, it isn't a voluntary choice.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    IOW, BoCL is kinda the yang to the yin of becoming a Drider.
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  • Gavin O.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    I don't think having high Initiative will help in this case. If you get a surprise round, that takes place before Initiative is rolled. So the plan is to max our Stealth (+5 Dex, Stealth Expertise from Rogue) and sneak up on people/dragons.
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  • Tallifer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Shady Dragon Inn (B/X)-- 13 Rogue's Gallery (1e)--14 Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e)--11 The Magic Encyclopedia (2e)--19 Creative Campaigning (2e)--19 Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (2e)--17 Complete Guide to Villains (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (3e)--15 Spell Compendium (3e)--13
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  • The Grassy Gnoll's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Mate, my lot picked up a Deck of Many Things from a 5e conversion (pre-CoS) of Ravenloft. I made a big deal about this strange set of cards wrapped in some sort of pale skin. They stuck it in their Bag of Holding and despite a couple of subtle and one not at all subtle hints, never even opened the deck up. Didnít even look at it. AND one of them had a background as being an inveterate gambler. In...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    I donít think most Orcs would choose to be female: the metabolic costs, the increased vulnerability... that wouldnít sit well with their mindset, as typically depicted. If, OTOH, you followed through with your version, that would be an interesting subversion of Storm ConstantineĎs Wraethu race as written.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    They want to destroy the universe and then ultimately themselves when there is nothing left. They are made from souls damned to their plane who evade being hunted by Daemons for long enough (Daemon hunt and destroy souls for fun). Also they are lead of the Four Horsemen of the Apcolyse and Ahriman who is awesomely horrifying. They share their plane with another race of fiends who are corrupted...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    If only there was a setting or three coming! :)
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  • hotketchup's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    i have been playing for a very long time. I would like to find an in-person group in the DFW area of Texas, but I am not opposed to finding an on-line group.. I am very much into role playing and i am a very good DM (so I have been told)... My email is paulsjgaming@yahoo.com So let's get together and have one hell of a good time!! :) :)
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    I've been thinking that since they are mercs, having Evil Gods not linked to the Hell hiring them as servants and effective counter parts to Angels would give them a function. After all many Evil Gods would see Devils as Asmodeus's personal minions and Demons aren't relible, but Yugoloths and Succubi are relatively free agents and an Evil God might be able to create Yugoloths of their own or...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    No its a minority of a minority who can physical change sex. Most Elves aren't The Blessed of Corellon, and only a few of the BOCL can physically change sex. But it can occur in any type of Elf.
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  • Eis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    yeah that's a good point....I'd most likely let my cleric know ahead of time whether he thought it would ruin the spell or not....maybe Pelor is not a fan of sovereign glue or whatever
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  • Mort's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    If my players did that, I think I'd be fine with it. Creativity is generally good. BUT, I can also see a case for any messing with the coins (putting sap on them securing them in any way other than just resting in place etc.) corrupts the spell component and ruins the spell.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    In that case, youíll love the dozen or so martial arts careers and the section on Bond-style gadgets!
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  • Hexmage-EN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    I'm not necessarily anti-Yugoloth, I just think they need something to do besides being players in the Blood War. Out of curiosity, what are Pathfinder's Daemons like?
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  • JPL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    I'm oversimplifying . . . his point was more that hobbits are a romanticized version of pre-industrialized simple salt of the earth folk, as romanticized by an academic who didn't have much experience with / insight into actual rural folk. All of which I find interesting (like much of what Mieville says), but I guess it's a little far afield from the point I was trying to make, which is...
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  • Eis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    pine sap or some other adhesive ought to do the trick....maybe...
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  • Kurotowa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    Kurotowa replied to Fey in 5e DnD
    My universal rule for fey is that their balance of spirit essence and material form leans more heavily towards spirit, while creatures native to the Prime lean more towards material. In some ways this makes them powerful; they can use magic innately and draw strength from immaterial things like worship and sacrifice. However it also gives them some limitations that mortals don't have. Fey...
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