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  • dave2008's Avatar
    Today, 10:51 AM
    Baldur's Gate 26 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 19 City of Brass 24 City state of the Invincible Overlord 22 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 26 Palanthas 16
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  • HasturtheUnnameable's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Ok. Look. I don't want to continue this pointless diversion any longer, but I will end with this: My point was that a forum thread like this is for genuine discussion, meaning if you dislike something on principle and just plan to say so, and not care at all to have an actual discussion, don't do it. It's like going into a DND thread and saying: "I don't like DND. I don't play it. It's too...
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  • Shiroiken's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Baldur's Gate 26 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 19 City of Brass 23 City state of the Invincible Overlord 22 Free City of Greyhawk 24 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 26 Palanthas 16
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  • Gardens & Goblins's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    ''Parental figure, what's an orgy?'' ''Well horrible spawn of my loins, when Mommy and Daddy and Uncle Geoff and Uncle Geoff's on-off girlfriend and our neighbours the O'Rileys and the plumber and Dave from marketing love each other just enough....'' Heh, time to parent up!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 AM
    Don't call people names, please.
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  • Eubani's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 AM
    Guess what happens when someone is offended.........nothing.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    I don't care about the words insisting and asserting. I'm talking about what's on the right-hand side of them. You say that I insist that nothing be changed. I'm saying that I don't insist on that. I don't care whether the GM-authored setting is authored in advance or on the spot: either way, if it used in the typical way that GM-authored setting is used in RPGing then it generates a burden on...
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    James began a slow clap at the preachy woman's revelation, normally he wouldn't let such mirth get a hold but this, this was a special occasion. "Of course u are trying to trick us, you know they are goblins what they lack in physical stature they make up for in cunning. I wouldn't be surprised if opening that door ran into a hobgoblin platoon."
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  • Doug McCrae's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    Surely skilled players will scout out the dungeon and determine how many potential encounters they face?
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    There are many assumptions underpinning these claims. Some simply are not true in relation to hobbies eg I bake cakes and cookies that, in terms of the cost of ingredients and time spent, would be cheaper to buy - and I'm not such a great baker that I can say what I make is better than what I could buy! But I do it because it's fun. The same can be expected of at least some hobby-game...
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 AM
    If combat duration is your concern, the simplest way to dial on that is to pick the monsters HP instead of rolling or averaging. It's not even a rules change, it's just the DM choosing to let the PC encounter specific monsters with less than average HP.
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  • ChaosGenerators's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Can you suggest two word alliterations for things besetting a settlement? Humour and wackiness are welcome Starting with.... Gluttonous Ghouls Marauding Monsters a Chaotic Cult Weird Weather a Sinister Sorcerer
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    I have read, and read, those things all the time! (Which maybe was your point - I wasn't sure if your post was ironic or literal!)
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    I'm pretty sure that AbdulAlhazred was referring to a passage I quoted from Ron Edwards's essay about how to do setting-heavy "story now" - I think in the other thread. The key bits (sblocked for length): Story Now play does not merely inject a dose of flexibility or improvisation into Story Before play. It’s a different animal entirely. For example, the classic “play my character vs. play for...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    He meant official discussion and support. Not "I need Jadrax' approval to tweak my monsters".
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  • Vampifan's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    Part 9 of my Alien Base scenario has been posted and you can read it here - https://vampifanwoin.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/the-ace-of-spades-campaign-alien-base_24.html Tara Seven reveals her secret and the crew discover that the base is NOT deserted after all.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
    Or, in other words, support the game they offer in the PHB. Saying "if you use feats, Mc and magic items, you're on your own" is a piss-poor approach. If there had been an Advanced Monster Manual released maybe two years after 5E came out, we wouldn't be having these kinds of discussions.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    The entry by Denmark into this years Eurovision song contest is really good, but this acapella version is the one I've been mostly listening:
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  • aramis erak's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    You asked if anyone remembered it. And if they had played it. "And if not, why?" I answered the questions you asked.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    I think his point was the low hp, not any actual ability to lurk. He mentioned lurkers because they have low hp, and to implicate that ALL monsters better lurk in 5E unless they have a death wish.
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    My opinion is a hexblade/duskblade can't be only a paladin with arcane spells. It needs its own mark of identity. I would rather something like the swordsage from "3.5 Tome of Battle: book of nine swords" with arcane spell-like martial maneuvers, or encounter mysteries (by shadowcaster class) instead of daily spells. Could a subclass be like the warmage 3.5 class?
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    That's what irks me the most. I'm supposed to come up with this brilliant plan... Based on what? Seeing the number 20 in a particular ability field in the stat block!? Come on!
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    Hah Well put!
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  • Horwath's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    I like the rule of rolling normal damage then doubling it. Add any extra after that is needed. I.E. halforc racial.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 AM
    We agree here... Kind of. My main point wasn't the bluffing. My main point is: put official rest rule variants in the PHB/DMG so that adventures don't feel they *have* to make "princess gets eaten in three days. Hurry!" plots, which they then don't dare enforce. ☺
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    Whether or not you're cheering for the PCs you're still also providing the opposition most of the time, and - one assumes - playing that opposition to the best of its abilities. It's interesting that the DW write-up actually in effect tells the GM to cheer for the PCs, in that it's by the same token putting said GM in a direct conflict of interest - if you-as-GM are earnestly cheering for the...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 09:27 AM
    You really need to read those rules carefully. Or maybe it's that your players have much to learn when other comes to gaming the rest rules. The rules are exceedingly generous when it comes to rests not being interrupted by combat etc. Read it. And with abilities like Rope Trick, Tiny Hut (and later Teleport etc) naive measures such as wandering monsters simply do not work as rest...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    What I'm saying is that, for me, that makes for unnaturally atomistic/alienated characters. It's one thing for the GM to be my eyes; another for him/her to also be my memories and introspection and intuitive grasp of things.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    Well, you in theory already know who and what your PC is; what you're asking the DM to tell you is where it is and what's around it both physically (where's the swimming hole) and socially (local customs). It's a slight difference, but a very significant one. You control who and what your PC is; the other players control who and what their PCs are; and the DM controls what's around all of...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Laholt/Alessia Afternoon Round 0 Daxio eyed the courtyard of the castle, taking in the offer, the sacrifices, the sealed entrances. It was certainly well fortified. He gazed at the horned goddess, studying that, as well, trying to learn what he might about this priestess Galena with whom they were to treat. Arcana: 1D20+24 = +24 = 32 Religion: 1D20+24 = +24 = 42 Survival: 1D20+4 = +4 =...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    How do the players learn who their friends are, where the local swimming holes are, what the local customs are? My experience of the sort of play you describe is that the answer to these sorts of questions if "The GM tells them." Which, for me, is fairly unimmersive - it's like having to ask someone else to remind me of what and who I am! EDIT for clarity: I'm not talking about learning new...
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  • Plutancatty's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    Baldur's Gate 26 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 19 City of Brass 23 City state of the Invincible Overlord 22 Free City of Greyhawk 23 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 26 Palanthas 16
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 08:51 AM
    Yeah, I'm not sure where Morgrym is now. I thought we were all on the lift going up and abandoning the tunnel, not sticking around to fight the naga.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    Avenia Dusk Round 0 Ivar jumped from the boat, splashing a bit into the water, and hauled it up onto the beach, heedless of the weight of the others inside. He returned to the boat to get his gear as the others clambered out. He grabbed Bilkar by the scruff of his collar and hauled the gnome up and out of the boat, putting him safely on dry ground. Ivar turned to stare inland at the mist....
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  • happyhermit's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    I took it not as her saying orgies are weird, rather, you might tell people to keep an open mind when inviting them to a weird one. :p
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  • Zadolix's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 AM
    After climbing the tower Zadolix surveyed the village ahead noticing the eery stillness of the village. It would make sense he thought, during the summer festival for the village to be quiet, but with all the skiffs still on the bank it made no sense... His thinking was interrupted for a moment by an annoying high pitched buzzing sound, conscious of what just happened Zadolix pulled a hand axe...
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 AM
    The ursines are a canon humanoid race from Dragonlance. The question is how mix magic music and barbarian's frenzy. (Don't remember the pathfinder skald class) Why not allowing any powers about neutralizing enemies' magic defenses? It would be something Gaia's true faith merit against unholy creatures, the neopagan version of holy water and crucifixes against vampires. Or magic music to...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    Goblin lair Evening Round 0 “Very good,” Magdalena told the goblin woman. “Help bless you.” She made a gesture over the goblin and then pushed past her. While she thought the entire tribe should be slaughtered, as they were evil, they were here on more pressing business, and likely didn’t have the time or manpower to eliminate them as needed. Diplomacy and intimidation would have to do. ...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Today, 08:36 AM
    I picked up an application filled it out and turned it in with my medical records which up to that point was enough to be a source book for an RPG and there's also SSI which is what I started on since I didn't work long enough to earn credits https://www.ssa.gov/planners/disability/apply.html On another topic I like the soundtrack to the Mcqueen Thomas Crown Affair..it's kind of jazzy lol
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 08:25 AM
    Absalom Station/Lorespire Complex Round 0 Yes, we can each have a different faction we champion, but we’ll eventually do all the missions. This is just picking the order, as far as I remember. Factions work a bit differently in SFS than in PFS. Ashlyn opened the file that had been sent to her comm. The Exo-Guardians appealed to Ashlyn, but the others seemed interested in checking in with...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 AM
    Have to agree with Maxperson, imagine the pushback if I said '4e is a WoW cardgame', 'Story Now railroads the DM' or 'No Myth games are all about collaborative storytelling'
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  • Paladijn's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 AM
    Hi Nardraug, You can create your own customized race on the custom tab. This allows you to create about anything that you want. I see that you found the location.
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  • JonnyP71's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 AM
    Baldur's Gate 26 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 19 City of Brass 23 City state of the Invincible Overlord 22 Free City of Greyhawk 23 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 26 Palanthas 16
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 AM
    It is objectively true that meta-gaming is mutually exclusive with role-playing, by definition. If you can't understand that, then you're either too dumb to play, or you're trolling. In either case, your opinion is invalid.
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 AM
    If you want a collaborative world-building experience, then out-of-game (before the first session, or between sessions) is definitely the place to do it. That way, the DM has a solid starting place from which to make determinations (and all of the other players understand that position), but the players don't have to worry about the world changing on them during the game, while they're...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    Essess/Bredonshire/Bredon Seaday, Emperorweek, 2 Moon/7:00 AM Weather: Normal fall temps, light wind, light rain Round 0 Love the RP between Liam and Theremin :D As for essence of dreamlily, the source I got it from didn’t mention amnesia, but thinking back to the one novel I read that had someone severely addicted, I can certainly see that as a byproduct. But Liam is right, it’s very...
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    Baldur's Gate 26 Blackmoor 18 Calimport 19 City of Brass 23 City state of the Invincible Overlord 22 Free City of Greyhawk 22 Glantri City 14 Huzuz 24 Lankhmar 26 Palanthas 16
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    Did we come from the top right? And the NPCs are all following us a ways back? I assume I sent Derendil back to relay some information. I think we should spread out and hide and wait to see what comes. I'm thinking Gnolls, rather than Gibbering Mouthers. (Though in a place like this, it could go either way.) If they pass us by, fine. If not, we'll jump 'em. Of course, that's what *I*...
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  • The-Magic-Sword's Avatar
    Today, 07:46 AM
    This is the last thing I expected we would talk about after seeing that video- like really, that bugged you?
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 AM
    Yes. I will get the round rolled over ASAP. Sorry again that this is moving so slowly.
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  • Enevhar Aldarion's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 AM
    I don't know. The first thing that comes to my mind when orgy and D&D are combined is not the sexual stuff, but an orgy of violence or orgy of destruction, which is what the PCs seem to cause with the monsters on a regular basis. lol
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  • Abstruse's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! New releases from Onyx Path, Wizards of the Coast supporting a good cause, the 2018 Mensa Select winners announced, and more! When it comes to Vampire: The Masquerade, all eyes seem to be on the upcoming fifth edition, particularly with the new distribution announcement. However, World of Darkness licensee Onyx Path has been...
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 07:08 AM
    There are two types of kids. 1) Those who know what an orgy is and will just get that comment and likely squirm 2) Those that don’t where it will go right over their head Kids hear all kinds of adult stuff and as long as you give them a half assed explanation, they will roll with it and move on. They’ll ask “what’s an orgy” and a quick parent will shrug, look bored, and reply “a kind of...
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  • Bootlebat's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 AM
    Is that an omnific ability?
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  • Greenstone.Walker's Avatar
    Today, 07:00 AM
    I would really like to see a definitive answer on this. I answered one of the Rpg.stackexchange questions but my answer got voted off the bottom, slightly unfairly, I thought. I feel that if the damage has a necessary condition of "this attack hits you" then it is "involved in the attack" and its dice should be doubled on a critical hit. If missing the attack means that there is no way to...
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