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  • dnd4vr's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 PM
    Thanks for the update. Yeah, I have no interest in AL so wasn't following that.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Again, the distinction becomes a bit more obvious when you consider it from the GM notes side of things. Monster stats are part of GM notes and used by GMs, therefore they are part of those things that players shouldn't know until revealed by the GM. Set aside any in-fiction reasons, this is really the fundamental division of what's knowable and what isn't. Characters can know of traps, and...
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  • Numidius's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    Having multiple Gms is so cool. I believe this single feature would have solved most of the problems and saved most of the tables I been playing at. If I had prepped Demons, and Players wanted Pirates, I'd probably got very bitter ;) If you had to start a new campaign, would you discuss with Players the theme in advance, mindful of the Demon-Pirates episode, or would it be considered like...
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  • Kramodlog's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 PM
    Too many of them are pretty much made to please the male gaze or stroke patriarchal models the right way. In that regard the series is a let down. So far, only Yogourt stands out, althought the punk aesthetics of Sonnie's Edge sets it appart too. The reference to the deficite in Yogurt as an actual problem that can effect humanity just shows how that concept deeply penetrate pop culture and...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 PM
    I'm going to treat this as an honest response. Hitpoints are not metagane, they are abstract. They are a way to summarize fir the player a huge wealth of in fiction information available to the character. As such, while the player knows how many hitpoints his character has left, the character knows how tired/bruised/motivated/blessed they are. The player says hitpoints but the character...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    I've been playing RPGs for over 30 years. The idea that players who know about trolls have to pretend not to know is something that I've never encountered in real life. I'd not come across it until I encountered it on ENworld. Which I posted already upthread. Maxperson is the one who suggested that if a table is happy with not feigning ignorance about trolls, then they must also - by...
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  • Zardnaar's Avatar
    Today, 11:34 AM
    Give it a few years and books will be back. 1E will be the one played because the books will survive the nuclear apocalypse/global warming/ zombie uprising.
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  • Quartz's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    Yes. They're all fairly simple archetypes, which is why they work so well. Laurana obviously has the Noble background, and is a Rogue. You could make her a Crown Paladin. Sturm is a Devotion Paladin. with the Noble background.
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  • talien's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    The popularity of Dungeons & Dragons has helped establish a baseline genre of fantasy that makes the game easily accessible to those familiar with its tropes. But in D&D's early days, the idea of mixing sci-fi and fantasy was built into the game. Picture courtesy of Pixabay. D&D's InspirationCo-creator of D&D, Gary Gygax, was fond of pointing out that the inspiration for D&D was more...
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  • Quartz's Avatar
    Today, 11:21 AM
    I like this much better but I think you may have nerfed Debilitating Strike too far. Perhaps the duration could be until the target makes a save, and the target gets a save each round? Think of the classic scene where the warrior leaves a trail of wounded behind him. I also still have problems with Throat Strike. First, you should be able to use it with the edge of a shield or the butt of a...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    OK, strongly leaning towards the eco-activist hedge wizards calling themselves: The Esoteric Naturistic Thaumaturgic Society This quasi-Druidic organization could have been operational through a goodly chunk of recorded human history, echoing the longevity of JRRT’s Ents. Using the core of this: The ENTS use modern biochemistry mixed with their form of magic to create some new plant...
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  • Abstruse's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Hollywood trades reporting on D&D movie news, D&D gets a new editor, more Eberron content from the setting’s original creator, Robin’s Laws of Good Gamemastering finally getting a reprint, and more! Several of the Hollywood trades, including Screenrant, posted big headlines that are making the rounds like “Dungeons & Dragons Movie...
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  • Bedrockgames's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    Pemerton I understand your preferred position on the issue. Like I said, I personally don't adhere to Maxperson's view. But your argument seems to be coming from a place of feigned ignorance. Because anyone with passing familiarity with the hobby has seen exactly what he is talking about. Your just nitpicking every other possible case of character knowledge until you can find logical cracks. But...
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  • sim-h's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    Well I think I've decided - no let offs. I've started drawing up a spreadsheet of the Fane occupants HPs, stats etc. The players will (hopefully) lead a slave revolt. I pray they do not take Fenthaza at her word and use the revolt to escape as soon as possible, leaving her and Ras Nsi to fight it out. But then again, players never do what the DM intends... I will also use the day of slave...
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  • hawknsparrow's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 AM
    As always, work with your GM. I would have you quest to go visit a magic user who might infuse it with shock or something that you could use once every long rest... but as a player you would have to be cool with the fact that once you use it and word gets out.... that something else may want it and try to stalk you to take it.... you may be looking over your shoulder until you can spirit it off...
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  • Quartz's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    For a three-movie series I'd do Dragonlance. Action, adventure, romance (Riverwind / Goldmoon, Tanis / Laurana, and Caramon / Tika), sacrifice (Sturm), sex (Kitiara / Tanis), betrayal (Raistlin), good villains (Verminaard, Kitiara), it has it all. And for the PC side, there are strong female leads - first Goldmoon and then Laurana as the Golden General - and Sturm & the Knights of Solamnia...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 AM
    Damage is like an apple not a floogittflorp. Damage exists as we can see with short swords and great swords. Since damage exists within the game then in the game we define no damage with 0 not with the null set.
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    What is damage? Answer: a loss of hp. What does 1 damage mean. It means you lost 1 hp. What does 0 damage mean? It means you lost 0 hp, that your hp remained unchanged. When a net is used on you then you lose 0 hp. The same with the sleep, when sleep is used on you then you lose 0 hp. Thus, Both sleep and the net deal 0 damage. The null set doesn’t apply to them because as just...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:59 AM
    Rand564: from your description of events in your game, I can't tell how they game about at the table, in the course of game play. Eg was the spread of the fire in the city your establishment of a consequence for a failed check by a player, or was it you as GM freely narrating stuff that you thought logically followed from the actions the players had their PCs take? The same question applies...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    i would have thought it obvious but the goal of disarming someone during battle is not normally about being the one who has the weapon at the end, but depriving them of the ability to use that weapon during the battle and/or using it yourselves (your team.) thats why in a genre/setting which combined frequent disarms, mobs and the like as well as the notion of significant magical weapons, the two...
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  • Elderbrain's Avatar
    Today, 09:54 AM
    The day they switch to digital-only, with no print products (i.e. physical books) is the day I stop buying D&D. I would have to just use the books I've collected over the years to play, and hope I could find like-minded people. (I'm fine with digital PLUS physical book, as in 4e. I bought every 4e book up until they switched to the "Essentials" rules-set, but I never did the...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 AM
    Sure. The biggest issue I take issue with is the attempts of others to make no damage distinct from 0 damage. That can’t be done. No damage and 0 damage are the same thing. I also take issue with your description above. Damage is technically applicable to the net because the net does 0 damage. 0 is identical to none (that’s just what 0 means). Does that necessitate that adding 10 damage to...
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  • Elderbrain's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
    I honestly don't care which one it is, as long as they actually make a good movie this time. I'm fine with it being set in the Forgotten Realms, more people will be familiar than that than some of the other campaign settings (plus if the movie isn't any good, I won't be pulling my hair out screaming "NO!!! Look what they DID to the Lady of Pain!!!") However, if they pick Michael Bay as a...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    But that generates my next question: these PCs know enough about what "dungeoneering" is to understand what a proper "combined arms" force looks like; but are completely ignorant of trolls' vulnerability to fire. They know that dungeons have traps that the "sneaky-types" might spot and disarm; they know that dungeons have monsters who will hurt them, thus generating a need for healing; but...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    And this idea, of the player keeping keeping hp scores secret, was a widely-discussed technique around 40 years ago. But I don't think it's much in vogue anymore.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 AM
    How do you know? I have no idea how to reason out either of the things you mention; and I certainly know more about troll vulnerabilities than some of the polearms listed on Gygax's weapon table. This is what I mean when I say you are making arbitrary assertions. Nothing in the rulebooks of any version of AD&D supports this claim. It's purely a table convention for your game.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 09:27 AM
    What’s wrong with the Baldurs Gate storyline? One of the larger issues with using dnd stuff is that DnD has always been derivative. So much of it is based on other fantasy works. Which makes it somewhat problematic in trying to present a new story that is a DnD story.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:25 AM
    But this is just poor management of the fiction: introducing an element which contradicts what's already established (in this case, the absence of tracks on a muddy road). (And as per hawkeyefan's post, without introducing something else - like a magic spell or charm of traceless passage - to explain away the seeming inconsistency.) If a player is going to write in new bits of fiction, it...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 AM
    I dunno. 4e proved that they could create very good digital tools for delivering material. They had a functioning vtt within a handful of months of development. Give me a product that combines DnDBeyond with a decent VTT, charge a subscription for access to the entire library and you’ve got a pretty decent way forward. Like I said, 4e proves the can do it.
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  • Tonguez's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    a group of teens (and a scrappy younger brother) head to the new amusement park and riding the roller coaster find themselves trapped in a strange magical world where they must survive the machinations of the deranged Dungeon Master and his son the half-demonic Venger as they search for a way home.
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    Given the choice between a dnd movie that makes a truckload of money or one that people consider “good”, I’ll take the money every time. Money means we get more movies and means more people actually watched the movie. Rather than be some cult hit so fans can look down their noses at other folks. Show me the money!!
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:13 AM
    Troll #1: Do they taste good with salt? I heard yes, after 3 hours over a hot open fire....
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:11 AM
    They don't, which is why it's on the DM* to come up with a plausible reason that these people suddenly find themselves a) together and b) with a common purpose, no matter how temporary. * - though the players can do it themselves too, as happened to start my current campaign (bless their little hearts!) :) The only base assumption underlying the process is that the PCs have either chosen to...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    But surely you can see that this begs the very question at issue: why would the character not know? You are posting as if those who disagree with Maxperson are spinning nonsense out of whole cloth. But in my case I have the whole of the play tradition that I started with on my side: the rulebook told me to read it, so I did; articles in White Dwarf, by people like Lewis Pulsipher and Roger...
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  • ThePlanarDM's Avatar
    Today, 09:01 AM
    Maybe the group finds out about her immunity and has to go on a quest to find some MacGuffin that can reduce or eliminate it?
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Agreed; which is why I don't object in the slightest if the PCs in fact don't get along or always trust each other etc. The party composition piece, though, is very easily explainable in the fiction: in-character someone looks at the group assembled in the tavern and says "OK, we've got two sneaky-types, a wizard, and me: a bard. Guys, I think we'd better recruit ourselves a healer and a...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    *Ahem* Side bar...X-files problem was the fact that no one including Chris Cater had any idea as to where he wanted to go...https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheChrisCarterEffect
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  • CubicsRube's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    I would like to see them hone in on forgotten realms lore since that's part of the IP they're building up. I hope they don't have ass it. A story set around Baldur's gate could be quite appealing and may draw a small amount of nostalgia from thise who remember the computer games. Waterdeep also has an interesting history with masked lords and subterfuge. Lastly one of the main events...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    Then why do you think a RQ rulebook admonition against using real-world chemistry in playing one's PC equates to, or implies, an admonition against using one's knowledge of trollish vulnerabilities in playing one's PC?
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  • CubicsRube's Avatar
    Today, 08:46 AM
    I always thought you were quite polite.
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  • Carlo_One's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 AM
    Regrouping late afternoon at the Gatereach Inn after exploring the city, Aerikoth, Jamorin, and Gumble encountered Rahnee Roaringhorn, the occupant of the other large room on the top floor of the Gatereach. Rahnee had been disturbed by the moanings of Durendin and Flavius, but was relieved to learn it was only due to their having consumed a bad roast pig from a street vendor. Rahnee, who had a...
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  • mortwatcher's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 AM
    @walterford Hello there, I see this is your first post, welcome to Enworld (have some XP). Please read the initial post to know how to vote in this extremely important voting competition. Enjoy your stay and vote again after you read the OP (I will disregard any voting in the above post, as the list is outdated and your voting unclear). :) Belt of Dwarvenkind 10 Belt of Giant Strength 7 ...
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  • Mustrum_Ridcully's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    I think Anson Mount leaving was already confirmed. Unfortunately, apparantly also Rebecca Romjin was only contracted for this year. I was kinda hoping "Number One" might be the next Captain. While I'll miss Anson Mount, so far CBS has had a good hand in casting Captains for the show. Michelle Yeoh for the Shenzou, Jason Isaacs and Anson Mount for the Discovery. And they were all pretty well...
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 AM
    An option would be a (action+) gothic horror story in Ravenloft for a public who needs to know nothing about the demiplane of the dread. Also it is a good place for supernatural romance, but now this is a old-fashion genre, isn't it? * For an action-live movie they would need a really good story. I guess the best option would the best-seller books, Dragonlance and FR. Red Steel/Savage Coast...
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  • Horwath's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 AM
    I was thinking of adding advantage on all melee attacks vs. opponents that do not have a melee weapon or proficient natural weapon ready. As in, if they do not pose a threat you, and you not need to worry about parry/riposte and can make pretty easy melee attacks.
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  • Horwath's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 AM
    Until a digital version gets to the level of Holodeck, I will prefer the paper version.
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  • Lord Twig's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    "Well, I suggest we do one of two options. We either hunt down the kobold and then proceed down into the tower. Or we can loot this chest and get out of here while we still can." Mindra looks around at her companions. "One definitely entails more risk, but the potential reward is greater." Then she shrugs. "There are other options of course, but those are the two that are spinning around in my...
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  • Diljit Dosanjh's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 AM
    True, agreed.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    He doesn't understand the purpose of DCI numbers in Adventurer's League organized play when there is no effective means of truly policing against cheating. His original post was a hyperbolic, scattered, rant that was hard to follow and which resulted in some posts making fun of it. As far as his question, I guess my sincere answer is that AL rules are like any others. AL players are...
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  • Diljit Dosanjh's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    true, Agreed.
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  • Diljit Dosanjh's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 AM
    cool, man!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 07:26 AM
    Inspired by some stuff Cam Banks was tweeting last night. Just for fun, how would you make each of the Dragonlance heroes (a) at the start of the Chronicles and (b) at the peak of their powers? Here’s what Cam suggested: https://twitter.com/boymonster/status/1108514046565703680?s=20 I’d make them all 5th level to start with. You _could_ start the classic War of the Lance story with 1st...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 AM
    I'd maybe go for something obscure but high-quality. Perhaps a third-party adventure. Like Kevin Kulp's "Of Sound Mind." I feel like you sort of have to lean into the 'dungeons' and the 'dragons' part of the name, so what adventures have the most of those, other than Dragonlance which already had its shot? Honestly, R.A. Salvatore's The Crystal Shard hits a lot of the right beats. Big...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 AM
    If you were a Hollywood producer and gig had access to D&D’s entire catalogue of novels and adventures since 1974, and you had to pick one novel (or novel series) or adventure (or adventure path) to get the movie treatment... ... what do you pick?
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    Loklafd realised that he had not asked the Toad anything about itself, and so he did, and he informed the others, "He is called Oorapp of the Ice-Toads. He says he served the Dragon Arauthator in life, but that the Ice-Toads are unsure if their oath is still valid, now that the dragon has become a Dracolich. He says that his Queen, Marfulb, has yet to decide. She is in a cavern that is two rights...
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  • walterford's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 AM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 15 Belt of Giant Strength 19 Cape of the Mountebank 20 Cloak of Arachnidia 17 Cloak of the Bat 20 Cloak of Displacement 22 Cloak of Elvenkind 19 Cloak of Invisibility 17 Cloak of the Manta Ray 15 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20
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  • pming's Avatar
    Today, 07:00 AM
    Hiya! Mepher pretty much nails it for me. Different game systems (and even editions) have their own "feeling". Me? I'm a BECMI or 1e/HM4 guy. We played (still play often enough) 5e since the Starter Box. It's definitely got a better feeling than 2.x through Pathfinder, but it just has too many...hmm... "expectations of heroically epic PC's"? In that I mean with 1e/HM4 or BECMI, you make a...
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  • gideonpepys's Avatar
    Today, 06:59 AM
    Over the course of time, it became clear that they would only gain on the doomsday army very slowly, by virtue of the fact that Uru could man their sled-ship on his own (with the aid of his ghostly friends) and so could continue overnight while the army was encamped. Korrigan gradually established this by creating a psionic link with an item he hoped was still in Kamanov’s possession: the handle...
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 AM
    Location: Southern Cliffs of Mbala (Caves); Encounter: Terror Folk End Round Two; Begin Round Three Name * (Space) * Perc * AC * HP * Hit Dice * Notes Chrysagon (J12) PP10* AC18* HP 25/36 (Resist Nec/Rad) HD 4/4 Dellrak (I12) PP14* AC15 HP 34/40 HD 4/4 Imogen (I10) PP12 AC14 HP 25?/32 HD 3/4
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 AM
    Yes, mistakes will happen. Nobody is perfect and I'm not really concerned with accidents. It's the intentional act that is the issue for me. I don't claim to be perfect, so I'm not going to hold others to a higher standard than I hold myself.
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  • solamon77's Avatar
    Today, 06:52 AM
    So I'm starting a Planescape campaign. It's going to be situation in and around Sigil. I'm looking for some planar adventures to serve as side quests. I already have all of the Planescape modules, so don't both suggesting those. Even adventures that would be easy to adapt would do. Anyone have any recommendations?
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:51 AM
    Miss Imogen & Harb vs Pterafolk 1 & 2 Miss Imogen stepped back to have room to fire her bow. The Pterafolk lunged forward, nipping at her with its long beak as Harb stepped forward to take her place. She fired an arrow over Harb's shoulder and it struck the Pterafolk in the chest, badly injuring it. Still, it bit and clawed at Harb as he spun his staff. They clashed, with Harb blocking most of...
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  • reywrkhrd's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 AM
    a strategy to Install and Download Cyberflix TV on your Android gadgets. Presently you can appreciate motion pictures and TV Cyberflix TV
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 AM
    Tonight’s experiment: smoked sausage, salami, Swiss and spinach on sourdough. I predict there will be much...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 AM
    I could see that, but I would expect that setting books would also be offered in print. Even more than the core rule books, these are particularly enjoyable in print. I find I most enjoy in print monster manuals and setting/lore books.
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 AM
    Rodrigo & Weed vs Pterafolk 6 Rodrigo skewered the large Pterafolk's knee with his rapier and bashed it on the head with the pommel, but the brute refused to fall. Instead, it swung the large bone club with a fury that drove the quick-footed swordsman back into the cave. Weed slung a stone which clattered along the floor, far too short of his mark. Some crazy rolls, that Orokos. Damage...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 AM
    Right. I kind of naturally thought of it in terms of 4e, but this is a really big problem with running games which focus on 'story' using classic versions of D&D (or 3e or 5e either). There is simply no framework for regulating what winning and losing mean. This is why projecting a 'combat like' system into all aspects of the game is so revolutionary in 4e. I found nothing more telling in the...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 06:02 AM
    Right, you might have some sort of resource(s) that represent (IE are explained as) 'being a noble', but they're still simply based on some dice pool or set of character distinctions, and the other players' PCs equally have 'stuff'. Some might actually work out to be more advantageous than others, or players might deploy them with greater or lesser skill at play, but they should have roughly...
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  • reywrkhrd's Avatar
    Today, 06:02 AM
    After Terrarium television quit working everyone was searching for a choice to watch motion pictures and network programs on the web. Along these lines, here we found the nearest copy to Terrarium TV which is Cyberflix TV. We will give you the most recent APK to Android. Cyberflix TV
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    Max you realise given your above relationship between knowledge of character hit points and metagaming, players will inadvertently metagame. The only way to realistically (with assurety) say that your players don't meta on this issue, is if the DM was the sole bookkeeper of the characters' hit point scores. In a similar vain, some on Enworld (myself included) in an attempt to stamp out meta...
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  • Carlo_One's Avatar
    Today, 05:57 AM
    The Baron put aside the issue of the lich for the moment and said that he needed to act quickly to gather information and see off any threats to his domain. He stated that he saw three avenues of approach: a punitive expedition against the Sess goblin tribe; investigating the village of Turnton, where Zagath had first appeared; or investigating necromantic activity in Westgate. The Baron stated...
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  • Carlo_One's Avatar
    Today, 05:51 AM
    Chapter I: In Service of the Baron The company gathered in the common room of Baron Pahar’s house in Westgate, having fallen asleep the previous evening upon arrival, exhausted from their journey. Durendin Ironhelm, in fact, could not be woken from his near-comatose state; he had insisted on carrying Aerikoth until the wizard had returned to full health. Reijn earlier that morning received a...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 AM
    Troll #1: What are those things approaching us? Troll #2: Those are PCs! My uncle once met an Elmo in the Temple of Elemental Evil, and he said the trick to killing one is...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    But he isn't, really. There is a lot more too it than that. How often do 5 random people meet in a bar and suddenly become an indivisible team of highly cooperating members? How often do 5 rootless people (OK, usually) manage to even know how to cooperate well with others? I mean, its all HIGHLY implausible from the get go. Nothing about it strikes me as even faintly likely or reasonable given...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 AM
    From its uncle, who told it to go for the cleric first.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    Hit points are for the player. The PC doesn't know what hit points are, or how many he has. So if the PC acts on knowledge the player has(hit points), and that the PC doesn't have(hit points), then that is metagaming.
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  • jayoungr's Avatar
    Today, 05:39 AM
    Here's a link to the "Enhancing" thread" http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?394128-Enhancing-quot-Hoard-of-the-Dragon-Queen-quot-(Practical-stuff-to-try-at-your-table!) Re the monk, my group completely blew the mission to rescue him. I just had him escape on his own and turn up in Greenest later. They were still able to clear out the dragon hatchery after the main body of the...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 AM
    So if I'm understanding you, the DM is a jerk if he ignores the players' signaling when they want to use knowledge of weaknesses they have, but he's not a jerk if he ignores the players' signaling that they want to know the weaknesses of unique monsters. So now you've established that the DM isn't automatically a jerk if he ignores player signaling. Now I have to ask, though, where's the line...
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  • 77IM's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 AM
    I like this quite a lot. I like how it gives "superiority dice" to the barbarian in an interesting way. Assuming you attack roughly every round, and crit about as often as you spend a round not attacking, you basically can spent 1 momentum die per round. That's +1d4/1d6/1d8 damage per round, which seems about right, when compared to what Frenzied Berserkers can do with bonus attacks. Some...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 AM
    And he taught me how to kill trolls dead, which is why I always carry a flask of apple juice on me.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 AM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 10 Belt of Giant Strength 7 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 19 I honestly think this is the item I've enjoyed the most in D&D Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 25 Cloak of Elvenkind 15 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20 Robe of the Archmagi 27
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    What part of metagaming being "Bringing in real world knowledge THAT THE PC DOESN'T HAVE." do you not understand?
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 AM
    That's just plain wrong. Cheating means that it gives an unfair advantage to the player. Do I dislike metagame cheating? Yes. Because it gives an unfair advantage to the players. It's also a fact that it's cheating in my game. It's not a "claim." So first, I've said at least a half dozen time, maybe more, that it's cheating for MY GAME, so it's pretty darn disingenuous for you to...
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  • gargoyleking's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 AM
    We do have an objective that is more to the whole point of this trip. We need to acquire the horn, which is what Maccath came here to procure.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 AM
    The planning isn't as important in our games as you might think. Upthread quite a ways I mentioned how I once prepped a demon invasion storyline. First session in, the players were like, "Demons!? Screw this. Let's go south, steal a ship and become pirates. So that's what they did. The demon story progressed without them. They heard about it mostly via rumors, but occasionally it affected...
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  • Luz's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 AM
    Yeah, especially when you consider her Summon Demons legendary action (which I like a lot). At-will planar ally is a little overkill and would make things both hopeless and tedious. Not a tactic I'd want to resort to. With regards to her limited magic immunity, its a tough call with this particular group. They have four full casters: a bard, cleric, and a wizard who is toting a simulacrum of...
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  • Immortal Sun's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 AM
    Running that sci-fi drow campaign I was posting about a few weeks back, sort of spun off the previous campaign I was running after the players lost.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 04:56 AM
    Now we just need to have Lorenn fetch Maccath on his magical broom - sorry board - and we can be on our way! Oh Fradak where are thou? :P
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 AM
    I don't see any evidence to support your theory. At the scale of D&D, print is profitable. There was no noticeable dip in sale of core books when the digital products came out later. Since these are core books, outside a few replacements it 's mostly new players. And they are still buying them at the rate they were before the digital products. In other words, the digital products had no real...
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