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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Respectfully, Morrus, that is not my intent here.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 AM
    Disagreeing with somebody isn't a reason to start insulting them. If you can't disagree politely without namecalling, find some other thread to post in.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 AM
    Honestly I was refering mostly to side bars and mentions in general books, like maybe mentioned as one if the D&D worlds in a Spelljammer/Planescape setting guide. Maybe a chance of having some of its newer monsters from the current sets being added to Monster books in the future like VGTM type books.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    I don't understand what your point about the context of choice is. Of course in the Curse of the Golden Flower it is only out of ignorance that brother and sister choose to sleep together. That's why the revelation that their relationship was in fact incestuous is so significant. And that revelation shows that, in this case, ignorance was not bliss. It was terrible. I won't spoil the movie any...
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  • Shasarak's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    That is a fair description. A cartoonish game lives and dies on its cartoonish villains and DnD has certainly has some scenery chewing ones over the years. I love Lord Soth and there is no way you can classify him as misguided. He would probably crush your throat if he heard you make the suggestion. The creators of Strahd have been clear that they view him as a monster with no...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 AM
    We have very different groups. In my game, I had to answer "can I take disadvantage voluntarily" and it was on initiative rolls. My ruling was that the character not wanting to go first did in fact constitute "• An element of the plan or description of an action makes success less likely" and so I "a signed disadvantage yo that character's init check. But that's part of what led my game to...
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  • Radaceus's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    Elkran, sometimes known as Narkle, at least in his own mind, he's never truly known his own name, his birth name, having been thrust from womb to garbage duty in a matter of weeks, such is the life of a wee goblin, some were lucky to get birth names, let alone the possibility of two names, most just live with a ridiculous, or unwanted, nickname, or both...wait is that two names? Where were we, ah...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 10:05 AM
    Exactly, not many as I said. If that is the instance why Maxperson made the claim, it is certainly one way to look at it, but I do not need stats/mechanics to make deities more/less present or active. I mean we have been discussing how the class fluff does not need to be reflected in the mechanics to play a major role in game, so to now flip flop and say because stats of deities are not...
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  • pukunui's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    FWIW the PCs in my group all belong to the Waterdeep chapter of the Lords’ Alliance, so I don’t think it will necessarily be an issue in my game (especially since their top boss, Lady Laeral Silverhand, was once a Harper herself and is still sympathetic to their cause). However, it still bothers me in a general sense. It just doesn’t seem like something the Harpers would do.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    "Bad villains think they are evil or wrong or doing bad things. Good villains think they are good or or right or doing the right things. Great villain **are** good or right or doing righteous things."
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    I recall an adventure where the GM was trying to tease us by granting our heroes a view into a treasure chamber containing the objective of our quest through a tiny barred window. As it happened I had found a potion of gaseous form in our previous adventure, allowing us to grab the mcguffin right away and skip almost the entire dungeon. Fun times!
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 AM
    Because they specifically say they don't, which makes it not the same as Barkskin.
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    Don't forget that there are plenty of monsters (especially Elite and Solo) that can make several melee attacks with their attack actions. If a monster can attack several heroes it probably won't mind hitting itself with one of them.
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  • Yunru's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM
    The familiar is being knocked out by the Druid biting it.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 AM
    Torog and Lolth both have published stats. Vecna and Bahamut also. And I imagine Tiamat (in a Dracomonicon) though I'm not sure. I remember adapting Bane stats from a Dragon mag, but they may be for an "aspect". The module H2 presents a skill challenge invovling Vecna. It's intended for mid-Heroic PCs, although when I used it I was adapting it to a low-Pargaon context.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    Th edge case for unconscious AC still holds - the touch/grab is automatic cuz its an unassisted contest. The strike forcdsmage is made with advantage yo represent the lack of resistance but still has to "win" damaging thru the attack roll ( possibly with autocrit) But the designers did acknowledge that was done intentionally to let the quick and easy disadvantage mechanic handle that to avoid...
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    Except it didn't. So this inhibition appears self-imposed by yourself. This may stem from the undercurrent of "play-to-win" approaches that seem to run through your games rather than "play-to-roleplay." If you are actually roleplaying in first-person in this world, as you have claimed as your preference, then why would you be metagaming unless you are playing to win some sort of board game? ...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    I haven't got my copy of Moldvay Basic ready to hand. I think it suggests that clerics are religious - I know we used to call our cleric PCs things like "Brother Simon" and I think we got that idea from the rulebook - but it doesn't have any rules for the GM to adjudicate deities independent of adjudicating alignment. I have been able to check the Rules Cyclopedia (which is a downstream B/X...
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
    Is it, though? This is exactly the kind of attitude I've seen in plenty of Paladin PCs. They don't mind committing genocide if they believe a species to be 'inherently evil'. Thanks to D&D's crappy alignment system this works perfectly fine. And what does this tell you about D&D's villains? Most of them _are_ one-dimensional and cartoonish. The better ones at least have an interesting...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    I'm not there yet, so I have not done the necessary reading material, but these seem like good questions to think about and comes up with plausible answers should the players ask.
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 09:38 AM
    Maxperson I was also wondering about your claim about 4e deities being distant. Do you make this distant claim because many of their stats have not been published, as opposed to the previous editions?
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    Check Ancalagon's Blog for more Yoon-Suin stuff.
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  • pukunui's Avatar
    Today, 09:35 AM
    Something I don't really get about this adventure is why the Harpers would let non-Harpers use their teleportation network. I get why they included it in the adventure, but I feel like it strains credulity. The book says the Mirabarrans would be upset if they knew about the Harper portal in their city. Well, what if some of the PCs are Lords' Alliance agents, maybe even agents from Mirabar...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 09:33 AM
    If your realm of dragons and magic is mostly binary states, I suggest a game where the result are treated as such. In mine, trying to break free, failing to do so but seeing them loosened noticeably at one of the joints, but needing to recover from the strain before trying again, shows a path that might take a few days to work them enough that that weakened joint will break or perhaps less if...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 AM
    I don't know much about Eberron, but you're wrong here about 4e. Gods in 4e are as tangible as you want them to be. In my 4e game, the PCs have killed two and visited the burial place of a third. The default cosmology of 4e makes the god's more active, and more "tangible", than any other D&D setting I know of. (And I'm including FR in this judgement.)
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  • Vampifan's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 AM
    I look forward to purchasing it when it becomes available.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    For any non-railroad approach to RPGing, the gulf between unilateral GM stipulation and consequence resulting from failed action resolution in which the subject matter of the consequence was at stake is huge. If I fail some check where my relationship with my patron has been put at stake, then maybe the failure is narrated as backlash from my patron. (That's one approach to failed Faith checks...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    Actually, the clerics were still there. They just didn't get any spells because the gods stopped granting spells. Now THERE'S an example of deities taking a very active role in the setting. :D
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM
    Well, that's not exactly true. Basic/Expert, for example, doesn't even have gods. And clerics are certainly not beholden to anything. AD&D clerics were not really beholden to anything either. There were no mechanics for taking spells away from clerics who "misbehaved". And, a 1e cleric could serve multiple gods. There was certainly no indication that gods were close or distant. That was...
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 AM
    Gorgon-excrement. The only fact is that you have failed in demonstrating that Eberron has changed the cleric class, leaving you only asserting that it did. You made the assertion that it changes the cleric class. It is not my place to disprove anything. Now prove your position that it does change the cleric class. What this says is that the cleric class changed between editions, which is...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 AM
    I don't play chess with people who knock over the board when they're losing. But that's not a principle about how to play chess; it's a principle about how not to waste my time with anti-social people! In the same way that no book on chess strategy suggests nailing the board to the table; so I'm not sure that discussions of RPGing approaches need to cover the equivalent terrain for this...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    Not exactly. What did you loosen? Your goal is to bust out of the manacles, and I'm not sure that you've described making progress toward that goal. If you've "loosened" the manacles to the tune of reducing the DC by 1 on subsequent checks, but injured yourself to the point of Disadvantage on that check, then you're definitely not making progress. Besides, being bound in manacles is normally a...
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:52 AM
    What if the target of a hex is disintegrated?
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 08:46 AM
    Agree. I'd actually go little further and add that it's pretty good too.
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 AM
    Do you play 5e at all?nIn 5e the shock spell rolls a regular attack vs AC, with advantage if the target has metal armour. The default assumption in 5e is that armour protects against damage, and AC is a measure of protection. Where that is clearly inapplicable the game uses opposed checks, although often monsters roll vs AC for stuff like grabbing and pushing as part of their attacks.
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    You make a good point. Good/true clerics were taken away from the world, there were very few neutral and evil clerics left at that point as the balance had shifted dramatically during those times with the overzealous King Priest. I've seen it theorised that the neutral clerics were taken away as were the evil clerics by their respective deities. But I do not know - I did not read the specific...
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 AM
    Yes, the nearest thing to a touch AC in 5e is an opposed Athletics or Acrobatics check to avoid being grabbed. A tree does not get to make such checks & is always grabbed. :) AC in 5e is always a measure of how hard it is to damage the target. You get some weird edge cases in 5e like it being an object interaction to pick up an unconscious character (unless the GM says it's an Action - but...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 AM
    Would that even be possible? Didn't the deities drag all their clerics down with them?
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 AM
    Well, in 1e at least the deities are close enough and tangible enough to a) deliver 6th and 7th level spells directly to their high-level clerics, and b) give halfway detailed answers when hit with a Commune. I think the same is supposed to be the case in 2e but I'm not sure. And in at least one major setting (FR - in the 1e-2e-3e versions anyway; haven't got anything newer) the deities* are...
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 AM
    Re cover bonuses - for ease of maths it makes sense that cover affects the target DC rather than impose a to-hit penalty, but barkskin is the kind of case that shows that AC as DC can be problematic for the fiction. So I would certainly house rule that cover bonuses don't count as part of the AC for barkskin & similar purposes. Conversely I'm ok with shield not affecting barkskin; the idea...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 08:22 AM
    I do not know much about Eberron, but if you're serious about backgrounding your deities, play a cleric in Krynn, a minute post-cataclysm.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 08:19 AM
    Can't disprove the facts so you resort to Ad Hominem attacks. Classy. The facts are that in every edition but 4e, gods take a close hand with clerics and paladins. EXCEPT(there's the exception) for Eberron and Dark Sun. That I can remember anyway. There might be another setting that makes an exception.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 AM
    But it is still adding knowledge later that at the time wasn't there to influence what was happening in the moment. Question for you: do you happen to know whether the GM had this heel-turn planned right from the start, or was it something done on a whim? I ask because for me if it was planned from the start then I'd very likely give the GM the benefit of the doubt on the assumption that...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    "Brilliant Comet Birdie Sentinels," The Princess chants and dances in the air as a bunch balls of bird shaped light begin to dance around her in a pattern. The birdies reflect incoming attacks back at the attacker. Her active defense is + 11 + 10/0 = 26. Reflected attacks hit DC
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    It does not, and you have failed to demonstrate how it is. That just makes you both wrong and foolish.
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  • S'mon's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 AM
    Yes, this is my solution. Although adding half Prof to Init is a possibly-unintended quite big boost; still nothing like the Alert feat.
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    Elkran dashes into the room and lights the place up. He notices the deadfall trap. As the light flies across the room, you see what might be an alcove in the southwest corner but you aren't sure. Hiromi dashes in and kills a goblin instantly. She doesn't notice the deadfall trap. Corwin dashes in and kills a goblin instantly. He sees the deadfall and he can see there's is a ledge about 15 feet...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    It does. It creates a specific exception that the gods are distant, rather than close and tangible like is standard for every edition but 4th.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 AM
    Shove him 5 feet forward, shove 5 feet back, shove him 5 feet forward and shake him all about! :lol:
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 07:58 AM
    lol No insult taken. It's not 6 seconds, though. I said simultaneously, as in the exact same moment. If the push comes after the attack, it works just fine over 6 seconds.
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 AM
    It doesn't. It has followed the rules for clerics in every pertinent edition : 3-5e.
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  • CleverNickName's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    Maybe he only needed 20xp to reach 6th level...
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    Eh, to each their own. I grew up with the naming in Greyhawk, before the Realms was a published world, and I now much prefer the naming used in the Realms than the jokey and cringe-worthy names that Gygax used. And when I first heard the name Skywalker when I was 11 years old back in '77, I thought it was a cool name. When I later heard Luke's last name was originally going to be Starkiller, I...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    Always happy to help. :)
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  • Prickly Pear's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    No, Sesto has changed his mind and don’t want to visit the Tent of Amaunator.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 AM
    Yep. It's definitely a perspective thing.
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    *looks up Yoon-Suin in Google* That sounds awesome! :)
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    Coming up with an exception does nothing. So Eberron has specific rules that change things for clerics and I assume paladins. How does that change what I'm saying about the general state of things?
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 AM
    San-Bolo intend to take their eight pickers and go first to the hunters and scouts seeking information about where to find adequate silk in the area, along with landmarks when they are travelling since these people are new to Southroad Fair. Since they are anticipating having to dispatch large spiders, they also go to the tanner and inquire about any need for more carapace, at which point they...
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  • Bawylie's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 AM
    Voluntary cooperation toward a shared goal.
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 AM
    Are you saying this for Lorenn? ;) Then you should get more potions...
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  • CrimsonCarcharodon's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 AM
    So the druid is only still under the effects of hex if the warlock chooses to maintain concentration. If the druid hits 0 hp, the warlock can move hex to a new target. But the warlock can also drop concentration and recast hex on a new creature. The pseudodragon (I assume you meant the pseudodragon rather than quasit) dissipates when it hits 0 hit points. The druid, as far as I know,...
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 AM
    Sounds good! And I mean both your improved situation and the idea of a small summary. :)
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 07:29 AM
    There aren’t really any codified abilities that call for such a roll, so this would fall under the rules for improvising an action. So, it’s up to the DM how to resolve it. Making an attack roll against an AC calculated in a non-standard way is one way you might resolve that. But, as the rules for improvised actions state that you normally make an ability check for improvised actions and...
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    "You don't want to go in there. I understand. I'll do it. I don't like to play the prey anyway. I just hope the elf gonna make it 'cause I don't know what your friend looks like. And by the way, I usually don't risk my life for strangers. You seem to know my name but I don't know yours."
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  • Prickly Pear's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 AM
    Sesto has 6 healing potions too. Plus some others... I believe most of the PCs have a few potions each. We should be fine as long as we don’t fight stupidly!
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    Primus sat concentrating on the idea of Maccaath the Crimson, a woman he had never met. He found himself shivering, and his breath came in short gasps. When he opened his eyes and came to his Luskan surroundings, he could confirm two things: The Crimson was alive, and she was indeed on the iceburg known as Oyaviggaton. It doesn't really give you much information, other than a "general...
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  • ClaytonCross's Avatar
    Today, 06:44 AM
    Found a Tie with fighter for First place that beats all other 1 Fight AC Human Variant Forge Cleric ---Human Variant Feat: Medium Armor Master - Scale Mail AC14(Max3) ---16 Dex (AC17) ---Shield +2 (AC19) ---Blessing of the Forge +1 (AC20) ---Shield of Faith spell +2 Total AC 22
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 AM
    I think this is where you are getting confused. The answer is yes they are the same. There is no such thing as touch AC in 5e. Now there are certain circumstances that 5e uses other mechanics. For example grappling uses an opposed roll (there is no formal touch attack like there was in 3e, but obviously there is a touch component embedded in the check). Some things utilize a dex check. But at...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 AM
    Only you could turn my victory into defeat. :lol:
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 05:55 AM
    Somwhat connected to this: In my Prince Valiant game one PC is the son of another: it wasn't planned that way, but after PC creation was done the two were nearly identical, and one was in his 40s and the other in his 20s, so it just made sense! Those two players obviously get to decide what their family, and their family relationship, is about. I as GM, and other players, of course are allowed to...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 AM
    I largely agree with what you're saying here, but, obviously, I don't have a problem with players walling off small bits. Note, that the bits being walled off are generally not going to apply to other players in any case - it's not like Player A is going to have much, if anything, to do with Player B's animal companion or warlock patron. So, really, I don't see a huge issue with a player...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 AM
    Depends on the god. A cleric of Zeus might be pompous and authoritative but encouraged to marry and have many children. A cleric of Thor might be loud and rambunctious and prone to fits of anger. A cleric of Raijin/ Rayden might be a musician who carries a drumset. A cleric of Kord might be boastful and strong, prone to acts of competition and bravery.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    "loosened but you sprain/strain... " PHB " If the total equals or exceeds the DC, the ability check is a success — the creature overcomes the challenge at hand. Otherwise, it's a failure, which means the character or monster makes no progress toward the objective or makes progress combined with a setback determined by the DM." Now just in case you missed it... making the role "overcomes...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 05:37 AM
    This is a very narow account of the case. I'm going to present a stark example which I hope isn't offensive: A sleeps with B who is (as far as A knows) a stranger. A subsequently learns that B is A's sister. A thereby learns that A has committed incest. A may or may not care deeply about that - the world is full of different moral perspectives - but I think for most people there is no doubt...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:26 AM
    I'm considering running a small yoon-suin game ...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:18 AM
    Hmmm... Healer feat would help... but it's a bit of a hit having to take it.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 AM
    For new players, however, I've found the best option to get them in and get them engaged is to do exactly what the writers did here: go stereotypical and then take it just a bit over the top. You can always branch out the the not-so-OTT stuff later. :) But these names, given what they're intended to be doing, are excellent! Lan-"...the town of Shipwreck, on Shipwreck Cove, on the island of...
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 AM
    The rules are public. Anyone can see them and read them. There is no such charge. Mike Mearls was even asked on Twitter about why some stores charge. His answer was it was up to each store or DM, and some do it to pay for their costs (stores don't receive all the material for free). WOTC has nothing to do with the fee though.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 04:57 AM
    So what is it when the players around the table take a quick vote on which pizza place to order from, or when the PCs run by those same players take a quick vote on whether to go up or down at the staircase in the dungeon, other than personal-scale politics?
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    Ah, mourn for Sadras - after all that time and all that combat all he gets is a measly 20 xp for taking down a single skeleton. Meanwhile, everyone else is 5th level by now... :)
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    Hardly. There are multiple (at least three) meanings of "political" in play. Your point is only proven if they are conflated, but they aren't actually the same.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 AM
    We're still talking across each other here, I think. Re: touch AC: Even if 5e doesn't include it in the rules, the concept is still going to be present. 1. If all I'm trying to do is touch you - not damage you, just touch some part of you - but you're trying to avoid that touch, what AC am I rolling against and how does it get there? 2. If on the other hand I'm trying to hit you...
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    Today, 04:15 AM
    For what it's worth I believe in shared ownership of setting, more in terms of taking an active interest in it and responsibility for it's content than the freedom to do whatever we want with it. The GM is mostly responsible for it in the same way that players are mostly responsibility for their characters. Obviously there's some interaction there. No one is an island. This is a game where we...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 AM
    If manacles don't work unless the DM has a particularly clever idea about how to adjudicate failure in such a way that they would work, then manacles don't work. The same goes for every other check in the game. The ability of the DM to change the outcome does not excuse rules that give a nonsensical outcome to begin with. Besides, you aren't describing a progress with setback. A progress with...
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 AM
    Is somebody going to kill this guy before he double-taps me?
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    Today, 04:06 AM
    Skeleton 0 Wraith 8 Finally....
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 AM
    Not really. Take 10 is about modeling an in-game reality. It tells us how the world works. If nobody is shooting you, then you can perform certain feats reliably. The in-game reality is that a moderately-trained individual can perform with a moderate degree of competence. No consequences is just about managing game time. The in-game reality is that your performance is all over the place....
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