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  • Doug McCrae's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    That's a good question. Dreams in the Dream Game seem to be more stable than real world dreams, which I think according to the Dream Game's 'pseudoscience' is due to the presence of outsiders such as Externals and oneironauts. The dream must now conform to the perceptions of multiple individuals. The group of Externals we investigated in the campaign appeared to have developed an unusual...
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    I used to do this, but hearing the criticism of other DM's on this forum changed my mind. Ever since I've stopped fudging, I've noticed just how amazing it is to experience genuine close calls. Just last session, was such a close call. One of the players had his cohort act as a bodyguard, and take a hit from a Red Guard (homebrew crocodile soldiers, using an anti-paladin template). The Red...
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  • Matrix Sorcica's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    Will you update Ashardalon, now the Great Wyrms are a thing?
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    Taylar shouts, "Damn spider!", as he attempts to jab the iron shod end of his granbaton into the creature's face. He will attempt to position himself closer to Vittero so they cannot get attacked from behind.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    "Sworn and beholden" "Like cleric..diety..." "Master and apprentice..." "Cost of occasional services performed..." I tend as GM to try and keep the warlock patron relation central and important and it is understood by the player that this is an active entity, an ongoing bond, an important part of the campaign and spotlight on the character.
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  • Raith5's Avatar
    Today, 10:54 AM
    It is not exactly time travel but I8 The Ravager of Time (1st edition module) has an interesting twist where the PCs are aged by magic and have confront (now) younger versions of themselves. I ran it ages ago and it was a lot of fun back in the day. It was a big adventure from memory.
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  • resham saha's Avatar
    Today, 10:54 AM
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    Circle of the Moon 3 College of Valor 1 Shadow Magic 10
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    "@5ekyu - you are presuming, of course, that the pitch man is always successful. After all, I'm advocating a mechanical resolution here, which means that success is never guaranteed. " Well, of course, no i did not presume auto-success or imply it. Any,more than sending minions to kill the PCs presumes or implies auto-success. And again, its not about roleplaying, good, bad, other. Yah...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    I'm looking at this from a game design perspective. I ideally want WotC to grade all options, then weed out the red and brown ones. Since this increases options in practical play (as opposed to options on paper only) it makes the game better for everybody. When something is red, generally terrible, underpowered, weak compared to the alternatives it's okay to say so. You should try it sometime....
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    As TheSword so neatly put it just above, every regret is also a lesson. I'm still learning... :)
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    The Clone Wars cartoon was set between Eps 2 and 3. The Rebels cartoon started 5 years before ANH. Obviously some time has passed in the four seasons the show has run, but I don't think it's clearly stated how much.
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    Augment Crystals An augment crystal is a gem or similar that provides a magical effect when affixed to an appropriate magic item. Wealthy adventurers appreciate the flexibility they offer. During a short rest you can apply up to three changes to any augment crystals you may have (each change either affixes or removes one crystal). Any given item can only have one augment crystal affixed....
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    Technically, it won't. But the same amount of time - or more - will be spent by the players asking for details and information about the game world so they can give their PCs some grounding. That despite their best attempts those RPGs still occupy no more than a very small niche in the hobby tells me all I need to know. :) False dichotomy. The players can still establish the drama and...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    For fun, let's see if I can counter these: It moves this work from during play to before play starts. You still need to know where the adventures are located, what's around them, where the nearby towns are, what the terrain is like, the distances involved, and a few boatloads of other stuff - might as well have this all nailed down ahead of time. Then, even if you decide to drop an adventure...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    Sure it does, at least in the mind (or in the notes) of whoever thought it up. The secret door shown on the DM's map that connects rooms 23 and 27 exists in the DM's notes and mind even if the PCs don't find it and thus it never comes up in play. The set of loaded dice my PC carries around in her backpack exist in my notes (i.e. written on the character sheet) and mind even if I never bring...
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  • delericho's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    Paizo published a book on the "Art of Dragon Magazine" some years ago, which appears to still be available (and at an absurdly low price). I would guess it probably doesn't include every cover, but it probably includes a good selection of the best ones! That might be worth a look?
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 AM
    You mean something like Cthulhu Confidential?
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
    "All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again." No, wait, that was something else...
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  • Jhaelen's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Ugh, that's harsh! It's straining my imagination to think of a tv show with worse writing. ... well, okay, there's Star Gate. ... and Supernatural. ... and X-Files.
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  • Aust Thale's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 AM
    ~ Grrr! ~ Muttering to himself in dwarvish, "Zeit, den Bären zu stechen" "Time to poke the bear." Vale moves with purpose, using the haste spell as efficiently as possible. He moves around Kleborn adjacent the fallen bear without entering the greased area, and with two hands, he slams Val into the bear twice, and then moves back around Kleborn toward the east as far as his movement...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 08:52 AM
    Well, if the game is run just like a "worldbuilt" one but with the GM building the world on the fly, that will be true. But if the game is run "no myth" or simllarly, then that won't be true. I was referring to a particular sort of impossibility, namely, impossibility that results from the GM making a decision, secret from the players, that there is no secret door to be found; or the GM...
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    It's interesting how fae have become far more popular since the early days of D&D (it seems to start around 3.5). I tend to think of it as pre-Tolkienism. My interpretation of the comment is that fae are being deliberately held back from MTOF because they are going to get their own book.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    I tend to consider the patron as secondary character controlled by the player (unless they decide to abuse it by having the patron show up in person). It's not like any other class has the DM sitting on their shoulder telling them what to do.
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  • Tube Light's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    looking to lose some belly fat. In reality Healthy King Keto Burn , they'll possibly make your state of affairs even worse! So why now not be a bit radical suggesting that your line is filling for on foot and speaking? Everyone should grasp coffee and speak approximately things like taking walks thru Healthy King Keto Burn park. Clean your own home! We recognise that cleaning our house is one of...
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 AM
    How did the campaign end? As it sounds that there were many questions left unanswered.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:22 AM
    Circle of the Moon 5 College of Valor 1 Shadow Magic 9
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  • happyhermit's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 AM
    Nah, it isn't a distraction it is rather central to that feeling I was referring to, for a lot of players. For a lot of players if the world feels too amorphous that feeling is gone, the more it seems like the world is fully formed in a person's mind/notes, etc. the less likely it is to be disrupted. Yep, that's an action declaration. If it seems like action declarations are impacting the...
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  • CleverNickName's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    Circle of the Moon 4+1=5 College of Valor 5-2=3 Shadow Magic 8 Ugh. The second-worst druid, the second-worst bard, and the second-worst sorcerer...how ever will I choose?
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 07:46 AM
    Moss looks curiously at the bird, his last years above ground making him somewhat familiar with local wildlife. He recognizes it as sort of night predator, but why it is here in the daylight eludes him. He squints in bright light, no better off than te beast. He moves slowly toward it trying to frighten it without revealing himself. Remembering something else, he stops the movement and...
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  • Coroc's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 AM
    Castle Forlorn a 2nd ed ravenloft boxed set is a heck of a time travelling adventure if you want to invest a lot of preparing time. Spoiler do not read any further if you wanna Play in this adventure: Big Part of the adventure takes place in the Castle, which exists in 3 different Versions, but the PCs have to find out themselves that they constantly shift between times while exploring...
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  • HorusZA's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    We use the "Reroll HPs every level and take the new total if it’s higher than the previous one" method. Has the fun of rolling for hit points while still tending towards average. An alternate method we’ve used in the past is "roll 3 hit dice and pick the middle one".
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  • Conandar's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    I have to admit, I am curious as well. I know that it has been claimed that FA is still working on the generator, but his silence does have me a little bit concerned.
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  • MichaelSomething's Avatar
    Today, 07:38 AM
    Wait, you were serious? Well, if I was running an MLP RPG, the most likely scenario is that I would be running it for a bunch of Bronies. Therefore, I would assume they all would be at least fairly familiar with the world lore. If I were to task the PCs (pony characters) with helping in a Winter Wrap Up, they would already know more or less what was going on. As for the Mare in the Moon, it...
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 07:38 AM
    Marius kneels as the leader is brought to the lift and fairly expertly binds the worst of his wounds and frostbitten skin. He binds his hands together, but is not really harsh, the man will pose no threat for the near future. As the dwarf opens his eyes the monk fixes him with hard stare. "You are about to die. Do you have anything to say that would lighten your soul?" I didn't really...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    The idea of "external modification" has come up quite a bit in this thread, but to some extent it's a red herring. The action declaration I search for a secret door is not a statement of external modification, nor an attempt at external modification. It is an in-character action declaration. But depending on how setting is established in a particular RPG - eg by prior GM worldbuilding,...
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  • Neurotic's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    "Careful. Don't disturb anything you don't have to. No sense in making the loss worse for the missus." Leonan enters and looks around, careful not to touch anything before looking through all the rooms.
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 AM
    You know what. I think you should be involved as long as it adds value to the story. Actually, that's a powerful tool that can be used in your campaign to help the story along. If the players are taking too long or seem like they are lost, have the patron give the warlock an urgent quest that takes them to where they need to be. Maybe the warlock is pact of the chain, and the familiar has...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 AM
    So, about half way between Clone Wars and A New Hope. Makes sense. Isn't Clone Wars supposed to be about 20 years or so before ANH? Isn't that when the Rebels cartoon is set? Not that any of this really matters, just curious.
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 AM
    And truthfully after lvl 11, I would only use BB as a reaction. There would be no point in not taking 4 attacks.
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 07:24 AM
    The true challenge for a d20 Modern campaing is the balance of power with the modern weapons. A psico-killer with a knife may be a nightmare for unarmed civilians PCs in a survival story, but for a PC like Silverter Stalone in the movie "Cobra" they are only walking target, canon fodder and free extra XPs. A huge monster like an elephant can be killed with only a shot by a RPG (Rocket-propelled...
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  • Beefermatic's Avatar
    Today, 07:20 AM
    This is the first time I've been really stoked about a post on here in years! Apep I prostrate before you. Lol
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 07:18 AM
    "Until now we were walking into battle full of innocent enthusiasm fighting disorganised Goblins, drunken Bugbears and surprised Orcs. What is waiting for us is a vast organised goblinoïd slaver army led by Red Wizards (I could demonstrate this last assertion but it would be too long). Now, we've lost two comrades since Daggerford and the Elves will stay with us only for a short period of time....
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  • Beefermatic's Avatar
    Today, 07:18 AM
    O_O That's Awesome! I really like how you made a true upgrade to an Eschatol. The ability suite on this thing is crazy, and that's coming from "The Pinnacle of Hubris" himself lmao.
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 AM
    That's fair but, that requires 2 feats to set up, 3 if you're in the camp that you need spell sniper to use BB blade at 10ft. With the polearm. So that means minimum level 6 if you're a human, level 8 if not or level 14 of you want to max your STR first.
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 AM
    Is this comparing both times using the polearm?
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 AM
    What method was used by the referee to keep the dreams you were exploring "stable" enough for you to try and form/verify coherent conjectures about their natures?
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 AM
    Possibly the finest RPG supplement of all time. Certainly in the top 10!
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 AM
    Heh, interesting. It does sound much like the early pre-D&D RPing setups, Braunstein's and such. These were developed primarily by Dave Wesley and of course Dave Arneson! Much more so than something like modern D&D or other RPGs which are using characters and structured rules. Other game systems which have some of the same character, and were current in the same time frame of the late 60's/early...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    Part of that OSR-esque aspect of DW, I think, is the focus on the primacy of the fiction. But the way that is actually worked through in play is (I think) utterly different.
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 AM
    I think we can agree, as much as I like GFB or BB as cantrips, they just don't work well with fighters. It's debatable with any class with multi-attack for that matter.
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  • ATroper's Avatar
    Today, 06:43 AM
    Just noticed that Mass Suggestion is listed twice in the Great Wyrm Green Dragon's spell list.
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