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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    I can see some types of Yugoloths being willing to work for good, at hirer cost. Marrenloths and Oinoloths seem like they work for the Good guys sometimes. The more fightery types would be more rare, much more rare.
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 AM
    Pathfinder has done some awesome things with Fiends, including their version of Daemons, Demodands, And other fiend races. Daemons (they don't call them Yugoloths) are the ultimate nilists, they want to see everything dead and destroyed, including themselves after everything else is dead. Demodands became the servants and worshippers of the Abyssal Titans qho rebelled against the Gods, and...
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  • MichaelSomething's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    I think the general idea is that Saelorn wants the fighter and wizard to be different. The Fighter should be playing a beat'em up while the Wizard should be playing a resource management game.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 03:10 AM
    I rather enjoyed it, and like Russ went in with low expectations. It is a movie in the new Space Heist franchise that happens to be a mild ripoff of Star Wars, but eh, that's okay. It's cribbing from good source material. I mean, thank goodness it's not trying to be a real Star Wars movie, because if so, the attempts at fan service and reductionist storytelling would be kind of obnoxious. I...
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  • vpuigdoller's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    I think they explain that in the Neverwinter Saga that starts with Gauntlgrym. The Companions is the one after that saga and is sort of a stand alone. It is followed by the Revenge of the Iron Dwarf Saga.
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  • vpuigdoller's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 AM
    I started the Sembia Series (forgotten realms) "The Halls of Stormweather", so far so good! Last month I read "Prince of Wolves" (Pathfinder) was a very nice read as well.
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Today, 02:55 AM
    "No, no, no, no. The Boss creeps out and visits them, then he creeps back while it's still dark. Sometimes maybe he brings ones or twos back in with him, but he is there with them to get them past the trapses. And sometimes the ones he brings back with him don't live long enough to leave. He's a rough dude. I wish I was like him. You know what? You guys better just forget about that...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 AM
    The PCs should be changing the timeline in virtue of Journeying into Deep Myth (as per The Plane Above)!
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    Metavoid, I recommend that you and the rest of the party watch out for the rest of this adventure. Man, you just poked the bear good.
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 AM
    Asmodeus overthrew He Who Was during the Dawn War, using a fragment of the Shard of Evil, retrieved from the Abyss. So: The Abyss is created. Asmodeus ascends. The Gods defeat the Primordials, ending the Dawn War. What's not clear to me is when the Abyss was created relative to the beginning of the Dawn War.
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  • Lazybones's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 AM
    Chapter 164 It took Bredan and the others several days just to reach the border of the dwarves’ lands. The first part of the journey took but an instant. Konstantin’s teleport spell brought the diplomatic party—consisting only of the wizard, Bredan, Quellan, and Xeeta—to a citadel named Five Spires, on the easternmost borders of the Kingdom of Arresh. The fort was surrounded by a harsh...
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  • vincegetorix's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 AM
    In use the PHB elf stats for now because I have a new group I didnt want to change the basis too much, but in my usual games, I use the Aasimar base race with the addition of the elves subraces to create the kind of almost-angelic elven grace I seek. You get: + 2 Cha (+1 another stat from the subrace) Healing Hands Resistance to 2 damage types I add the Fey Ancestry trait.
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 02:12 AM
    If the mist went up, best to go down Fareon reasoned and hung off the edge of the hole and dropped into the kitchen. Ooc: Acrobatics: 1D20+4 = +4 = 15
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  • Mike291's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 AM
    Looking up from the forge where he was smithing new hinges for the temple door Dangar sees the commotion caused by Wendel the gnome apprentice. Setting his work aside he stands to his full height of 5'2", which is tall for a mountain dwarf. He sqaures his broad shoulders, and shakes out his dishwater blonde hair and beard. Saying a quick prayer to the All Father, that nothing is wrong, he...
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 02:01 AM
    I look forward to some spectacular failures in the near future! Ten more rolls: 1D20 = = 18 1D20 = = 1 1D20 = = 16 1D20 = = 7 1D20 = = 1 1D20 = = 6 1D20 = = 2 1D20 = = 13 1D20 = = 9
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  • AmerginLiath's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    I wonder to what degree the issue is the lore over who created whom. If the Yugoloths created the Devils and Demons, that lessens the status of those entities compared to other “great powers” of the multiverse. If the Devils (in the person of Asmodeus) is behind the creation of the Yugoloths, that places the ‘loths in a subsidiary role. Especially with the development of Asmodeus as a uniquely...
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  • MonsterEnvy's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    The Average human adventurer. Were did 5e Eladrin get +2 Int and +2 Cha.
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    I have played older editions. The 1e grey elf enjoys a +1 Intelligence in a gaming system where in 1e a +1 to a mental ability score for a spell caster is considered broken even by 1e standards. The 1e grey elf has extremely powerful intelligence. The 3e grey elf is +2 Intelligence. (The Pathfinder elf, likewise, is +2 Intelligence.) I remember the 3e sun elf, standard in Forgotten...
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 AM
    Heaven forbid humans actually be good at stuff...
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    Shady Dragon Inn (B/X)--12 Rogue's Gallery (1e)--15 Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e)--13 The Magic Encyclopedia (2e)--18 Creative Campaigning (2e)--19 Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (2e)--16 Complete Guide to Villains (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (3e)--15 Spell Compendium (3e)--17
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 AM
    "If only that captain were with us," Tina says. "I have a spare javelin if you think you can throw it."
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    There was some pretty questionable stuff in Dragon, too. I've known DMs to just ban it all rather than try to sort it out, and I've had some less than stellar results from allowing this or that item or whatnot from Dragon, myself.
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 AM
    Which is prettymuch the case with 4e Hybrids. It'd just mean a lot more than any two if it were fully a'la-carte. ;) 4e couldn't do 3.5 style MCing, exactly, levels weren't fungible, but it could've gone further that way, letting you pick more powers from other classes without the complexity of the hybrid rules or the feat taxes of PH MCing, for instance. Classes in 4e were pretty...
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  • MonsterEnvy's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 AM
    Do you remember what elves were like in older editions. There were near universally +2 dex -2 Con. And no plus 1 ability score is good not average. Humans can get a +1 to anything cause they are the versatile race. Were as Elves are more dexterous and have a boost to a mental stat. High Elves having a bonus to charisma and Eladrin to Charisma.
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  • Bagpuss's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 AM
    They aren't gender fluid, they can change their sex. WotC are using the definitions where gender refers to social and cultural difference between different sexes and sex refers to the biological differences. For most people sex and gender match, some people suffer from gender dysphoria (the condition of feeling one's emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to...
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  • TerraDave's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 AM
    The hand is small, greenish skinned and sort of clawed. Maybe all the result of the mummification. Jin cutting off his own hand and attaching seems like the best way to resolve this.
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  • Scrivener of Doom's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    Yep, that's one of the many reasons why I think the best answer to the OP's question is: either subscribe to DDi tools and get everything, or find the offline version of the same. I wouldn't run 4E without the offline Compendium, CBLoader-powered Character Builder, or Masterplan for monster building.
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  • joeg625's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 AM
    Emrick tries to recall any lore about mummified hands, but it's been a long day (rolled 11)
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  • M3woods's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 AM
    M3woods started a thread WOIN GM Screen
    I'll be posting my first product soon. The WOIN Gamemasters Screen should be up on Drivethru by the end of the weekend. It contains charts and tips for both GMs and players, a total of 12 pages. Each gets 3 pages of WOIN Core tables, plus 3 genre-specific pages that can be swapped out. For the players, the 4th page for O.L.D. consists of tables for Magic. For N.O.W., there's tables for vehicle...
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  • Khraos's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    "Unfortunately, I do not have any ranged weaponry, unless you want me to throw my sword or dagger. Or perhaps my shield. I have heard stories of a legendary captain who fought battles with only a shield. His luck was so that his shield often riquoched off his enemies and returned to him."
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  • Lylandra's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 AM
    When we return to the RHC, we take the rest of the day to read through all files that could be relevant to the recent Kell guild activities. As the sun sets, Carlyle says that he'll try to contact Cippiano or some other Familia officer to collect more information about the Familia's competitors. Meanwhile, Margit and Auryn stay a bit longer to test the functionality of the lantern. With a bit of...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 AM
    In 5e, +1 ability score improvement is an *average* human. Mediocre. Mundane. The high elf is below average in Charisma performance checks, and the eladrin is below average in Intelligence wizard DCs. 5e elves are disappointing at what in previous editions they are supposed to excel at.
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  • MonsterEnvy's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 AM
    I feel they are the easiest fiend race to throw into any in game situations. Their positions as mercenaries that hire to anyone, means that they can more easily work alongside humanoids and other intelligent monsters then Devils and Demons. You can even mix them in with Devils and Demons as they hire out to them as well.
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    I like the idea of fey as "alien twists on the familiar." The fey influence nature, which by definition influences humanity. But the fey, in turn, are influenced by humanity. They're cultural mimics. The noble fey of legend operated in courts and had Lords and Ladies because that's how noble humans behaved. Yet the fey aren't human, and everything they do has at least a subtle alien twist to...
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  • MonsterEnvy's Avatar
    Today, 12:18 AM
    I respectfully could not agree with you less.
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  • MonsterEnvy's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 AM
    This loss never happened. And The Elves are innately magical. With almost all of them have a bonus towards a caster stat.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    But yes, I think this is a great success, and it's given me faith that PBP *can* work. Kudos to all the players, but especially to FitzTheRuke! Hip hip, Hurray!
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Udit lives on in my IRL campaign as an NPC - the servant of one of the PCs. His personality is a bit different (less independent, more servile). but he's just as competent, which keeps baffling the PCs when it does come up. *damn* rogues are good in 5e!* His god - the beetle of misplaced memory - is a very minor god trapped in an altar. The party is coming back from a long quest, and...
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  • industrygothica's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    Ouch! I've gotten pretty decent at getting combat to run more smoothly at my table, so I think they'll be able to get it done in the first hour or so. God, I hope so at least! I'm kind of hoping that they end up doing the troll and the yeti at the same time by accidentally going through the portal during the first fight. I think it'll be an interesting dynamic going back and forth throughout...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    I love the idea of Fey and Faerie. This is something D&D really needs to expand on. Add some archfey like the demon lords and archdevils. For courts, I’d have a summer/seelie and winter/unseelie courts of eladrin. I see these less as good and evil so much as warm and passionate vs cold and aloof. All are equally neutral with a chaotic slant. These serve alongside spring and fall subcourts,...
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  • industrygothica's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    "The old woman already knows we're here," Halo growls. "We only want some answers. I wasn't plannin' on usin' me axe, but I won't be just handin' it over to ye either."
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    waterbreathing is not a hard spell to get in 5e though I think? Edit: That being said, the basic notion of "surface dwellers specializing in underwater adventure" has a lot of merit. There could be a lone water-dweller in the party helping out, acting as a guide or somesuch.
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  • MichaelSomething's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    3.5 already changed that with its leveled character demographics. Every town had some spell casters in it. If your the type who home brews, then that depends on how your world works. Though, admittedly, I bet most don't think about the percentage of their population who are spell casters, or have decent access to them.
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  • Liam McGrath's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    Liam McGrath replied to a discussion Dragon Helm - An Introduction in group Dragon Helm
    If you want to identify the cap, you'll have to sit with it for a time, waiting for it to reveal it's mysteries to you.
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  • Liam McGrath's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    Liam McGrath replied to a discussion Dragon Helm - An Introduction in group Dragon Helm
    Huzzah! Your first strike lands, doing good damage. Your second strike nearly hits, but the ape is able to dodge out of the way. However, your gallant steed decides to take matters into it's own hand, (or hooves), and crushes the last ape. Victory is yours. A quick search of the area reveals a nest-like construction, littered with gnawed bones, that must have served as the apes shelter. ...
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    I just started R. A. Salvatore's The Companions. It's a Drizzt Do'Urden novel, and I thought it might be the one that explains the jump from 3E to 4E, but it looks to be the first novel in a six-part series written by different people. So here's hoping it's somewhat self-contained, because I don't have any of the others in the series. (And if not, I paid all of a buck for it at a library book...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    They are lacking a little self identity. They do need a little extra identity and self motivation for plots separated from demons and devils. This is the kind of information any reasonable book on the plans and fiends should include. Too bad Tomb of Foes opted to focus on halfling and gnomes instead...
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  • kevin_video's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    I completely agree that we are. As such, I've asked them to make it their problem and at least perform the minimum that they can do, which is suspend his account. We've been told by a few people that they are capable of doing that. Good. Then do it. Now. And until he 1) apologizes and tells us why this happened, and 2) publicly releases his notes and work, then he can't back any more projects....
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    Udit spoke up. "Uuuh... if you can make illusions, how about an illusion of us running far away in another direction? Like.... there. If the dragon flies that way, he won't be able to see the way Zander, Pyrus and Draco are coming out. It would buy Aquaria some time..."
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  • jaynay27's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Well at least they put SOME effort in to that response, but it still boils down to 'not our problem'. I mean seriously - why cant they attempt to contact him in an official capacity (knowing he has been silent for so long) to force a backer update at a minimum? We are at least owed an explanation.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    OOC: How far is Hap from this mountain?
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Thallok puts on a burst of speed, and darts into the room where the remaining Giant is! Base Move: 30 ft.; Pursuit Move (x4) = 120 ft. Thallok can make it to Square #N11, right next to Dewydd. As Thallok rushes in to help Dewydd, he spies the enormous Gold Dragon! ~I sure hope this is Collin.~ He muses.
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    I love this thread
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    “This place is depressing,” Buddy said as he followed the others. “I vote we go somewhere else.”
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  • Winterthorn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    A swap? I think that is much more reasonable. I would do my best to make it balanced, and if done right it creates an interesting decision point for a PC. A magic item that imposes a -1 to proficiency bonus compensated with a special damage effect that is helpful in combat, could be a fun choice for example. It all depends upon what would be a reasonable trade-off. Even then, would you want...
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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    Yaarel replied to Fey in 5e DnD
    The fey plane is central to my settings. First and foremost, feywild is a spirit realm comprising spirits. It overlaps the matter of the material plane, yet has no matter in itself. When people pass thru a portal from the material plane into the fey plane, their material body remains in the material plane. Depending on the method of transit, the body may sleep, or dissipate into a kind of...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    "Never seen Devana look like that before, Seari," Darian says. "Your magic skills must have doubled at least. "Hey, anybody know where Harluhk and Fareon are? I thin they were going to the big building next to the church." He adds as he starts heading that way. EB, can you update the key to this post with the names of places we've been to? Frankly, I had no idea the windmill was so far from...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    cbwjm replied to Core+1
    Oh cool. I've never used the campaign tools, just the character builder. That's good to know though.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    In the sense that it is intended for forward some agenda related to government? Not in the slightest. I am not of the opinion that what happens on this website has any impact on real politics. I am approaching it in terms of keeping the site operating smoothly. Because, ultimately, it isn't actually about politics. It is about people being safe when engaging in our shared fandoms. ...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    Lee has no time to relish her first kill. She strikes the next bird with her quarterstaff and strikes the returning bird with her fist. With a pair of barely satifying plops, the two birds drop to the bridge dead. In the clear, finally, she looks around to see the rest of her companions looking in rough shape. "Keep it together!" she says, trying to encourage them. Attack on #2 Damage Bonus...
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  • kevin_video's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    I got a letter finally. It's not what I was hoping for, but I'm going to respond to it.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    I'm imagining a "longsword of competence" which grants proficiency in longsword, sets your proficiency bonus to +4, and sets your max HP total to 100.
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  • Quartz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    What about the reverse? Items that reduce the proficiency bonus in return for another benefit.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    I know there's been a bit of a little blitz of EN Publishing stuff the last few days. You wait ages for a bus, and then three turn up at once! Anyhow... for What's OLD is NEW fans, it's a big day, because the final part of the trilogy of OLD, NOW, and NEW is here. N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game is finally here! EXPERIENCE ADRENALINE-FUELED ACTION IN THIS VERSATILE...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    I know there's been a bit of a little blitz of EN Publishing stuff the last few days. You wait ages for a bus, and then three turn up at once! Anyhow... for What's OLD is NEW fans, it's a big day, because the final part of the trilogy of OLD, NOW, and NEW is here. N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game is finally here! EXPERIENCE ADRENALINE-FUELED ACTION IN THIS VERSATILE TABLETOP...
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  • Quartz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    That's a very good point.
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  • Nathan1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    I'm glad I get to choose 2, since my top 2 are pretty much even. In order of worst to best: - D4: With only 4 sides, it feels very inconsistent, especially since it's most commonly used for magic missile. It also doesn't really roll. - D6: Plain and boring, not much else to say. - D8: Less boring than the D6. Close to D20 for me. - D20: Likes to roll off the table, but otherwise a fun...
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  • Ath-kethin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    It's also worth keeping in mind that, until very high levels, having advantage on rolls is a bigger boost than doubling proficiency bonus. Of course, the proficiency bonus applies to far more stuff. So adding a +1 to proficiency bonus would be strong, but probably won't spend your game. Obviously, bigger bonuses will have a greater impact.
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