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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 AM
    Don't fear bad rolls. I have long since learned to treat bad rolls as a thing that creates interesting complications, as opposed to having bad rolls completely screw everyone. Bad rolls make things cool. Sure, they don't have you just "win" and move on, but they keep it interesting.
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    Well, seems we have different definitions of 'theft' and neither is going to be convinced by the other. So no point in continuing that discussion. Yes, and more than I feel that you are reading and comprehending what I am writing. But no point in discussing that either. So you believe in situational ethics. So do I, just not nearly as much as you do. Agreed. But I thought we had...
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  • AkaKageWarrior's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 AM
    I just read the spell description of zone of truth. C'mon, every politician can talk for 10 minutes without neither telling truth nor lies. (I'm often listening to a (for germany typically liberal) news radio station, there is almost never a clear yes or no from a politician to any question, but long tirades evading any clear answers...) So, every "thieves' guild" in a high magic world will...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 AM
    You could check out the current Star Trek 2d20 system by Mophidious. I haven't played it yet, but you can watch live play on Geek and Sundry. Also Cortex would work for a very narrative game. So would the Genesys system. I believe Savage Worlds has a fan made game. Cypher Syste. Could work to.
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  • pming's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 AM
    Hiya! First things first: The best Star Trek RPG was made by FASA. Period. Second: It doesn't sound like you want that kind of detail/commitment...so maybe look into either Masterbook, HERO System or, if you want simple/fast-n-loose, Open D6 (basically the "D6 System" of the original WEG Star Wars; it managed to get a fan created open version called, you guessed it, "Open D6"...
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  • pming's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 AM
    Hiya! Well, 9 times out of 10 I do it this way: Name Age, Sex, Ht, Wt, Hair/Eye Colour, Distinguishing Marks Stats (roll 3d6, in order) Two Skills with +1 Proficiency 0-Level with 1d6hp
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 AM
    Rodrigo had no intention to deceive... and he was not the best of diplomat. He tried to appear friendly and nonthreatening, while trying to determine their intentions. Insight check at the lobster people: 1D20+4 = +4 = 5 Their faces were... utterly alien. OOC: the only choice Rodrigo's decent at and this... ah well :P
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  • R_J_K75's Avatar
    Today, 06:25 AM
    Im starting to write my new Undermountain campaign. Made me think of hooks to get my current party down there, Years ago I came up with some hooks. There was some generators around then so I may have gotten some from them. But lets have a discussion on goals that your PCs would go into UM. Heres my list. PC's are exiled to Undermountain and seek to wreak havoc and retribution on the...
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  • rczarnec's Avatar
    Today, 06:25 AM
    Elemental Command 5 Feather Falling 20 Free Action 23 Invisibility 16 Shooting Stars 21 Spell Storing 21 Spell Turning 19 Telekinesis 18
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 AM
    Mountaineering gear may solve some problems, but create others:I've never worn crampons, but it looks like walking in them would be very slow, reducing movement to half speed. During a battle, this may be preferable to slipping on ice, but it may not, if you have a good Dexterity (Acrobatics) modifier. The rules for a climbing kit actually don't do very much. You can tether yourself to the side...
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  • biotech66's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    You carefully explore the outside of the apartment. Its a simple place where simple people live a simple life. You ransack the outside, and eventually the front door opens and a skinny human 20-something looks at you and says, uhhh Hi, can I help you? He stares at you as you are going through the stuff outside his house...
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  • Trit One-Ear's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 AM
    Hey all, My players are reaching a big chapter-conclusion fight next session, and I've been building a special monster for the occasion. This is my first time building my own monsters in 5th Ed, and in many ways the first time running a big single-boss monster fight. As such I'd love some insight and advice before this weekend's session. Without getting too deep into the story, they are...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    yeah that is something the old Star Wars d20 had to deal with. Jedi with lightsabre can hack apart a Star Destroyer. Star Wars D6 had a scaling rule where character scale damage did sod all to say capital scale things and Spelljammer had some common sense rules. A Dwarf with an axe could not really damage a Galleon in any significant way but could maybe cut down the mast (DMs discretion on the...
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  • Retreater's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 AM
    I'm actually a 4e apologist and running a 4e campaign. I have no issues with a "magic item shoppe." In contrast, I think that play style should be presented as an option in official publications. While many DMs can put in the work you seem to have done, there are likely just as many others who don't know where to start or have more valuable things to do with their prep time. So many people...
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  • James Grover's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    Well, that is kind of it. I mean, to me a Fighting Style for a Fighter represents his core training and something his concept is revolved around, most likely guiding his development. It would be like saying a Wizard gets a few spells at 1st-level, but doesn't really get much more. I am primarily looking for a way to scale the Fighting Styles as a Fighter gains levels. To me, it makes sense. He...
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  • Abstruse's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news. The world’s most complete tyrannosaurs rex skeleton is once again running a D&D game on Twitter, and do I really need to do more of a summary? A dinosaur is DMing a game of D&D!! SUE (the name of the most complete tyrannosaurus fossil FMNH PR 2081) is running a game of Dungeons & Dragons via Twitter. This isn’t the first time the...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    Agreed. I feel like it should be several adventures worth of planning and prep to be able to go toe to toe with such a creature. If your facing something 10 CR higher than you, you should get curb stomped in most cases.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 AM
    Though I'm against you in this debate, I will complement you that this is a compelling argument.
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 AM
    If anyone cares, the chance out of 400 (rolling 2d20 yields 400 possibilities) of getting a 20 with advantage (or 1 with disadvantage) is 39/400. It then decreases by 2 for each number lower (or higher) until you get to 1/400 chance at 1 (or 20). So 37/400 for a 19 with advantage, and so on. Then just use a SUM to figure out the odds of getting that particular number or higher.
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 AM
    Elemental Command 4 Feather Falling 20 Free Action 23 Invisibility 16 Shooting Stars 21 Spell Storing 21 Spell Turning 19 Telekinesis 20
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 04:55 AM
    You haven't played 5e at all, yet. Dipping happens exactly no times in your game. I think planning what you're going to do now is a bit premature, then. I have no problem with houserules -- I have had a few myself, and will have a few in my upcoming campaign. I like houserules, but it's worth cautioning new players that drastic houserules will have drastic effects. \ They aren't,...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 AM
    So the owners of my favorite Vietnamese restaurant have opened a second place about 45-60min away, in a different suburb of Dallas than where I live. They named the first place Pho Yen Phi, after a couple of the kids in the family. The new location has a different name, but they used the same methodology. ...resulting in Pho Kim. One of the youngsters pointed out what that sounds like in...
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  • BookBarbarian's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    This. And this.
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  • Hoàng Quang Tuyên's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    I'm a big Star Trek fan, the level-headed kind that is totally okay with The Original Series, the new Abrams reboot and Enterprise and I keep hearing a lot on the podcast, Fear the Boot about their games of Star Trek. I'm curious if there're any good RPGs based on the franchise out there, or at the very least organized and well documented homebrew versions. Almost all my experience as a GM...
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  • KainG's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 AM
    Yin Hun takes a deep breath before answering. Dealing with gods, even former ones, was always a pain. "The Freedom League has ships, but not enough to the Dragon Empire in a straight up fight. We just don't have the numbers or the support. But, assuming we get the opportunity to do so, we can provide ships and weapons in limited quantities. Just not enough to fight off Empire, unfortunately." ...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 AM
    I'm an electrical engineer who's made a few posts on this topic and I cannot follow what the chart in that post is doing. It's right at the ends, but very badly wrong in the middle. Whatever it's showing isn't a 'chance to roll this number or higher' which is the critical question of advantage (lower for disadvantage) and it's not chance to roll that exact number (which isn't interesting at all)...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 04:03 AM
    Maybe you should buy the DMG. There's a ton of advice and guidelines for non-combat things in there. The vast majority of it is non-combat in fact.
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  • KenNYC's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 AM
    I have a couple of characters that appear in the D&D multiverse at various tables. My go to avatar is Sir Percy, the LG Paladin of such nobility your teeth could rot from the sweetness. His dream is to serve his fellow man and he yearns for the day he can find a king so noble that to kneel would be a joy. The sadness is no such king could possible exist who could be so good that even Percy...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 AM
    I think you're missing the forest for the trees. 5e doesn't spell out ways to spend money, because there's no need to spell out ways to spend money. Spending money is easy peasy. It's why you find all kinds of books in the book store on how to make money, and how to save money, but relatively few on how to spend it. D&D is no different. There is much more need to tell you how the PCs...
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  • James Grover's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 AM
    I would hardly call not using an optional thing like multiclassing nerfing. Even if the benefits are not as good as a houserule might make them otherwise, dipping happens way too much for my taste since 3E implemented multiclassing the way it happens now. I also happen to think certain feats are unbalanced and in the end might now allow feats in the game at all. And as I have said numerous...
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  • eayres33's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 AM
    Ulfred nodded as he saw flame out of the corner of his eye and heard Caranthir muttering. “Get Beldor out of here, we will hold them to cover your escape.” Ulfred swung at the spider in front of him as he moved slightly sideways trying to get a better angle at the open stairway. Ulfred attacks spider #3 for 7 damage. He stays in melee just moves slightly to leave a good angle to sprint...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 AM
    There's little abuse available in the core game for multiclassing due to most good class abilities being deeper than a level or two and the binding of ASIs to class level instead of character level. It's your houserule that significantly boosts fighting styles that would be prone to multiclassing dip abuse. When you're nerfing other options to correct for your houserule, you might want to step...
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  • Ed Laprade's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    Elemental Command 6 Feather Falling 19 Free Action 23 Invisibility 16 Shooting Stars 21 Spell Storing 20 +1 = 21 Spell Turning 19 Telekinesis 22 -2 = 20
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    Forgettable Realms is the default.
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 AM
    I was neither refusing nor ignoring your points. And it's probably not that amazing that I agreed with you...I wasn't ever disagreeing with you. In any case, I got side-tracked trying to explain my own point(s) and there's been lots and lots of points made in this thread and I didn't comment on most of them so, hopefully, I didn't offend anyone. It has only just occurred to me, though,...
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  • James Grover's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 AM
    Yeah, I am seriously considering not allowing it. Looking at the way it has worked since 3E and how often I have seen people dip for min/maxing reasons, I am not fond of just letting people do it. I have already voiced to my players that if they plan to multiclass, I have to see it in role-playing before I'll let them just take a level. For instance, if a Fighter wanted to take a level of Monk,...
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 AM
    I've had this situation actually happen. The PC got engulfed because she had nowhere to go. They defeated the gelatinous cube. She got her gelatinous cube sample she desperately wanted (it was a Ranger with "Oozes" as her favored enemy. We had more fun than is legal with that choice). No complaints. The party moved on and learned a minor lesson in better tactical choices because so often it...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 AM
    While we are talking fighting styles... I wish there was a mobile fighting style that helped with OA's or gave extra movement.
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  • Dan Davenport's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2103068465/never-going-home-world-war-occult-role-playing?ref=discovery&term=role%20playing To join: https://tinyurl.com/randomworlds-chat Log to be posted at: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com
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  • Quickleaf's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 AM
    My ruling would be that the creature feels compelled to perform the terms of the geas, but initially justifies it in some way appropriate to its personality. Perhaps if the caster who charmed the creature is known or emotionally significant to the creature, the creature has something depicting the caster in its residence (e.g. a statue of painting or locket), while it the caster is unknown maybe...
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  • Adamant's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 AM
    Elemental Command 6 Feather Falling 19 Free Action 23 Invisibility 16 Shooting Stars 20+1=21 Spell Storing 20 Spell Turning 21-2=19 Telekinesis 22
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 AM
    Most of us here did the math four years ago. So, no, you won't be hearing from the math-aware that this can't be true. 2d6 reroll 1s and 2s give four possible results that grant rerolls. If you do the same for 1d10 or 1d12 weapons (that is, reroll on a 1-4), the damage boost is similar. The boost for 2d6 rerolling is 1.33 so a boost of 1.2 (for 1d10 reroll 1-4) or 1.33 (for 1d12) is right in...
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  • Cleon's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    Yup! I wouldn't recommend holding your breath for Darjr to upload the new files though.
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  • StormbringerAUS's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    Elemental Command 6 Feather Falling 19 Free Action 23 Invisibility 16 Shooting Stars 22 - 2 = 20 Spell Storing 20 Spell Turning 20 + 1 = 21 Telekinesis 22
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  • Cleon's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    Hmm… I'd reword it slightly and add at least a few lines of background. How about: Astral figments are semi-illusory beings created when an amazingly rare combination of magical forces interacts with a lunatic mind. Despite being at least partially formed from mental energy they are unrelated to the psionic entities known as astral constructs. An astral figment looks like a "solid shadow"...
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    Crew, PCs and Dragon... all Unlucky
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 AM
    SHADOW WAR SEGMENT 011 “ TWO MONTHS ON THE SEA” 11/10/18 DRAVAGO 14, 1003 OPEN SEAS WITH BRELAND JUST IN VIEW Tabask is trying to make friends with Ezzirra. She is constantly in her room brewing potions. The smell reminds him of fish. It can’t be good. The kobold is NOT a water creature. He has been sick nearly every day since leaving Sharn. Sarfuold has been exploring the ship...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 AM
    Yep, by no means were the lists I provided exhaustive. If foes start taking OA's then melee greatly increases the amount of damage they are dealing. Thus melee is now doing significantly more damage than their ranged allies in this scenario. Ranged can always focus fire at least till a melee gets up to them. Then they typically start having to take an OA to do so after that which...
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 AM
    Sure! I have several oddball mummies already listed, it would makes sense to redo a more typical one as well!
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  • OverlordOcelot's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 AM
    I posted these in the other threa: Dodge can be a more attractive option than disengage - if you disengage you avoid AOOs but are hit normally next round, if you dodge then move away you take any AOOs at disadvantage, but also give enemies disadvantage through your next turn. If you think enemies might follow you or hit you at range, dodge can be your better option. Dodge is also great if...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 AM
    Good thread. Now I'm thinking of characters I want to play. I think I've figured out my next cleric personality. A cleric that constantly tries to push the boundaries of what his God will let him get away with and always tries to justify the things he does by the letter of his gods tenets/commands/etc.
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    Maybe he doesn't allow multiclassing?
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    There's not a lot of difference between ignoring and refusing to comment on the primary point I've been going on about since I've started this thread... But you finally id comment on it so I'll forgive and drop the issue. Most importantly and most amazingly, you found my point to be valid and correct after you finally took the time to consider and comment on it. Way to go TaranTheWanderer ...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 AM
    I see lots of 1 level fighter dips in the future.
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    edition warrior you remain
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  • collin's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    I had a half-drow cleric/bard named Sammy. I modeled him after Sammy Davis, Jr. I only got to play him in a few gaming sessions before the whole group just quit.
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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    I did that quite a while ago. Most of these need a 2nd look. DC same as MM version, but I gave the big T. Con proficiency, which seems thematic to me. I think this is all good, to escape you need to either be really lucky or kill big T. That seems OK to me. Limited magic immunity is the sames as Tiamat (also CR 30) from RoT. I just combined it with the big T's reflective...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 AM
    Really check the timestamps. You can clearly see I started this thread before your request on the thread I started about melee vs ranged and that I have mentioned this fact both there and on the thread you started about dodging today. I guess it will take you another 24 hours before you notice them. Once you finally take the time to get up to speed you can come back and apologize.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 AM
    I would disagree on this point. An important factor that you seem to have overlooked is that taking the Dodge action can cause enemies to re-evaluate who they attack. If nobody attacks you, your Dodge action was only wasted if their decision to not attack you was made without regard to your Dodge action. If your choice to Dodge causes them to not attack you, then your action had the effect of...
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  • BlackSeed_Vash's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    Google Hangout might be what you want. You'll need to switch between whichever camera you want to focus on, which means you'll be missing things, but there are not a lot of options. Having additional monitors for you to look at would reduce this problem, but not fully alleviate it. Google Hangout has a /roll function integrated into the chat.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    All i can say to that is that you must be reading different books and adventures and "everything" than i am. I mean - i see a standard resolution methodology, i see persuasion, intimidation and a lot of stuff with no direct combat application, i see sections on explore, i see settlement creation charts that include things like focusn on flowers, artists and such and sorry but i do not see...
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Today, 01:10 AM
    I like to look at the mythology around the spell and I'm not sure intent drives the spell. Heroes who inadvertently break their Geas do so to their determinant and/or doom. See Cúchulainn. I haven't read those old Epics in a long, long time and I know Cúchulainn isn't the best example because he was forced to choose between conflicting Taboos, but Wikipedia states that traditionally a Geas...
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  • GreenKarl's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    Sure I will try and put something together tonight or tomorrow morning :)
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  • Derren's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    Considering that this is all the rules are about this is exactly what D&D is intended to be. If WotC wants D&D to be more there would be at least DM advice and guidelines for non-combat things. But there aren't. Everything is build for combat, the classes, the rules, the adventures, etc. Which has the effect that things with no combat application, like gold coins now that you can't upgrade your...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 AM
    Advantage is a flat +5 -5 for passive scores iirc... for other cases its effect varies. For example... Say i need a 16+ roll of the die to succeed. that is a 25% chance of success - about 5 times in 20 average. With advantage - that goes to 43.25% chance of success - about 8-9 in 20 average. Good improvement but not the 50% a flat +5 would have given. With disadvantage - that goes to...
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  • Bawylie's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 AM
    I achieved my doctorate in artful dodging in London under the tutelage of the esteemed Fagin. Also, you mean I have a different perspective THAN others. You know who I am.
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  • daindarkspring's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 AM
    Zemryn took a few nuts, nodding in thanks to Faenala. She resisted the urge to devour them, realizing suddenly how hungry she was. How hungry she always was. The pain in her stomach receded as she began to chew. She listened to the others, her eyes moving from one face to another. "We need supplies. And someplace to operate from. If we are to do anything more than die fighting." Not that...
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  • Raith5's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 AM
    Warforged bard sounds like a great metal band name!
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  • James Grover's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    Well, this is what I was thinking, and I understand it grants a LOT to the Fighting Styles but that is my intent. I am NOT planning on making any changes yet to the RAW since I need a better feel for 5E first. Archery You can make one attack as a bonus action. You can choose to forgo this option and instead take aim as your bonus action, granting double your proficiency bonus to the attack...
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  • smbakeresq's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 AM
    I started this post by asking the OP to post a separate thread on his claim that dodge as an action (not a bonus action or free action) is “awesome and used all the time.” Monks and others using Dodge is a different situation entirely as the action cost is much less. I started a separate thread by mistake, I was busy and didn’t see this one. So far all I haven’t seen anything that...
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  • Hjorimir's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 AM
    Consider also the number of times you might be attacked (that's a lot of zombies). So, let's assume that I (only) mitigate 15% damage from the horde of zombies that's cornered me here with the original example. That's still pretty attractive. What if I have a high AC and am already severely wounded? What if they need a 20 to hit? What if I'm already severely wounded? Your odds of rolling a 20...
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  • smbakeresq's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    One of the things that I am trying to see is if it’s awesome and I should use it all the time. So far it appears it is situational, which I always thought it was. I need to see what they other thread though says, which I didn’t see today when i posted.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    I would have to see your changes to the other styles first, but my immediate impulse would be to take this style and keep the full bonus to AC at all times (until such point as I hit the cap, and then the extra bonus is wasted as damage). The ability to use a greatsword, while still gaining +2 to AC (later improving to +3), blows the shield and defense style out of the water. Of course, I...
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  • smbakeresq's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 AM
    I didn’t see the other thread. It’s my fault. Did it show that it was awesome and should be used all the time?
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  • Azzy's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    As a DM, you could give the charcter dreams (or visions, or similar) to point them in the right direction—either randomly or in response to disobeying the geas.
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  • smbakeresq's Avatar
    Today, 12:18 AM
    Can you post the accurate math? From what has been posted here and elsewhere without your a**hole****ess advantage/disadvantage is a flat -5/+5. You clear have a different perspective then others Post your academic credentials also so we can see if you actually know of what you speak. Since you are so confident it shouldn’t be a problem. Just post your solutions, if you don’t then we...
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  • fuindordm's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 AM
    Hi Teldarian, Thanks for the details! I didn't realize that Ras Nsi came from a novel. Unfortunately, my campaign stalled due to life changes among the players and the demands of a new job. I'm still hoping to run it one of these days... Ben
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  • James Grover's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 AM
    Yeah, I was thinking along those lines at first, too. I get your point though, and I do think it is pretty unimpressive. Here is an option I came up with, but I know several people will nay say the AC bonus LOL. Great Weapon Fighting: When wielding a weapon two-handed that has either the two-handed or versatile property, you gain bonuses equal to your proficiency bonus to be allocated to...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Fighters with the Great Weapon Fighting style are supposed to use greatswords rather than greataxes. It gives a greater bonus with the former than with the latter. It's still relatively terrible, compared to what archers and tanks get. My best guess is that they realized how powerful the relevant feat was, and intentionally under-powered the fighting style in order to compensate. Personally,...
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    but you can use your bonus actions to make off-hand attacks or cast quicken spells. There may be other potent/useful bonus actions that you can do as well. So, depending on what you have in your tool-box, you don't necessarily have to nothing...
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  • MonsterEnvy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    How did Strahd escape Barovia.
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  • James Grover's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    LOL so Fighters aren't supposed to use shields? And that analysis includes those weapons, the greataxe doing a d12 and even the 2d6 for greatswords and mauls only raise the expected average 1.33 points. Hardly impressive for a Fighting Style, which the character only gets one of unless they multiclass or go Champion. So, basically, I don't get your point. ;)
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  • CrimsonCarcharodon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    For one glorious session, I played a warforged bard whose guitar doubled as a great axe. He would enter the battle playing Judas Priest or Iron Maiden. I plan for him to make a comeback as an NPC sometime soon.
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    brrrer. Canada sent us some icy cold rain!
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  • Imladir's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    Faelana listened, but she didn't really care about things like black, white, balance or... Well, or pretty much anything that didn't impact their current situation. If they managed to flee to safety, there would be time for such considerations. Maybe she would be happy to participate in such conversations. For the time being however, the only white that mattered was the snow, the only black the...
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    Unfortunately, I can't receive PM's for some reason. But I'll give you my email address to make life easier. gargoyleking@yahoo.com That said, for fluffy reasons let's say Hobbit Scholar/Wanderer maybe?
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  • Ratskinner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    IME, give it some time...the players will forget they even have them. ....only half joking. I've had games where the players face a Green Dragon and don't realize they have a potion of Green Dragon Control. (back in the day) Well, there's nothing to say the Dragon doesn't have guardians who watch the slopes. I'd imagine the characters are easy pickings while perched on the side of a...
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    I'm of the same mind. But not so much because of the "magical assassin" thing (we don't expect presidents and prime ministers to be badasses for fear of some well-equipped hostile special forces, the capabilities of which are arguably comparable to magic) as a general bias in the pseudomedieval culture's warrior ethos in favor of personal combat skill.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    "They claim they are immortal. We must prove they are not." I might just have to get back into Path of Exile after that. ;)
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    Fighters are supposed to use greatswords, just like barbarians are supposed to use greataxes. You get a penalty for playing against type.
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