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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 PM
    The net is a special weapon that restrains. Since restraining causes no damage then the net causes no damage. Since no damage is 0 damage then the net does 0 damage.
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Is there a problem with the existing rules you're trying to solve with this? At first glance, it looks like a huge slowdown in play for no real payoff that I can discern. Personally, I prefer the simplicity of the current system, and I think slowing play is a huge price to pay, so if there's no commensurate improvement in the game, it wouldn't be worth it to me.
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    But Soap also does 0 damage...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 PM
    **POST IN PROGRESS. Vittero uses his minor skill in Bending to Soothe the adolescent children as Taylar frees them. Even with the aid of manipulating Way, it takes a few hours for the captives to recover their senses. They all seem a bit lost and nervous after this recovery, having no recollection of their previous movements after their capture. They eat and drink as if ravenous. Other...
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  • Hriston's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 PM
    Here's an example adapted from the 1st Ed. PHB, p 105: A party of 5 characters -- a wizard, a cleric, a rogue, a human fighter, and a dwarf fighter surprise an illusionist with 6 orcs. The opponents are 30í distant. Orders for Round 1 wizard: cast sleep on the location of the opponent group cleric: cast silence on the illusionist's location rogue: move into the area of darkness to the...
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 PM
    So the last two rolls I need: HP (Edit: Woohoo! Max hp for my otherwise frail elf wizard! :) ) starting money ( + 1 ) x 10 gp = 50 gp!
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 PM
    "Let's see what this ice queen has to say," Primus says, stepping forward. "Maybe an ally can be made." He looks at the toad, and thinks in his direction, "Take us to your Queen. We may be able to give her aid."
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Sure, and if 5e was more generous with skills or with ability score points, it might make sense for acrobats and really any agile, quick, physical character, in DnD to always have both. But that isnít how dnd does stuff. What matters, and IMO all that matters here, is how dnd works. In dnd an acrobatic fighter and parkourist doesnít need to have high strength, bc in DnD dexterity stands...
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  • Alex Lang's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    Adding SS or sneak attack damage to a net is as munchkin as it gets. Null does not equal 0 too. 0 is an integer. Null isn't even a number. As regards to hit point loss, 0 and null can be considered equivalent in effect. But they are not equal. I can imagine a high level rogue critting on a net (or bubble wand) and dealing 20d6 damage. If there's no damage type, then I suppose it...
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  • Ryujin's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    Yeah, I skipped the last few seasons of "X-Files" and didn't bother with the second of the new seasons. "Lost" was also one of the shows that suffered from this. By the third episode I already thought that I had figured out what was going on (proved to be right at the end of the series) and, with all of the crap going on circling, but not actually touching on that premise, I tired and stopped...
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  • Pielorinho's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 PM
    Actually, a weird technicality prevents the squeeze tactics, RAW, for medium creatures: You can squeeze into the space of a creature one size smaller than you. Medium creatures occupy a 5x5 space. Small creatures also occupy a 5x5 space. Tiny creatures occupy a 2.5x2.5 space. So RAW, a medium creature can't even squeeze into a space that's 4' x 4'. That seems like a glaring error to me,...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    I enjoyed it. Yes, some seemed like they were "Woo, what can we do with NSFW!" (*cough*Rift*cough*) in terms of nudity, sex, or violence, but my favorites were the ones that just told a good story without being fettered. My favorites were Three Robots, Suits, and Sonny's Edge, in that order. The black comedy of Three Robots I don't see anyone else commenting on yet, for me that was a...
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 PM
    Hrm... going from the novels, I might go with Curse of the Azure Bonds. It's got a dragon, a mystery, plot twist, and a strong female lead. It'd need some work - I don't think Dragonbait's scent-based communication would work on-screen, and the big bad being a big pile of garbage (Moander) would need to be changed. It's also got just the right size of adventuring party to work, without...
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  • Hardhead's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 PM
    I'm creating a custom spell for my character, but I'm not sure what level to make it. I'm thinking 5th level. Anyone have any advice? =============================== Marionette Cantrip Necromancy Casting Time: 1 reaction, which you take when a humanoid you can see within 60 feet of you dies. Range: 60 feet Components: V, S, M (a small puppet)
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  • Pauln6's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    You can build them in lots of different ways but I don't mind the level differential. I think I would prefer to try different fighter subclasses for the fighters: champion for Caramon, Kurt, maybe Tika, knight for Sturm, Baneret for Laurana, Eldritch Knight for Gilthanas. The way Raistlin is written, he either needs to be a level 3 novice or have the 8 con suggested by his 4e version, upgraded...
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    Ironic, considering how superior he considered himself. Really, Raistlinís behavior makes so much more sense if you look at him as a new, inexperienced player thatís a lower level than everyone else and resents it.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    jasper replied to Why, Why, Why?
    I took two methods to deal with them. One was either gang up on the pc (no damage to party). The other, ignore the pc and dog pile the others (damage the party). But it will balance out soon as some tier two monsters can tag him.
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 PM
    You canít sneak attack with a feather. Unless itís a cockatrice feather.
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  • Xukuri_Harrowhand's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    I've listened to maybe a few dozen episodes. I've come to like the actors, and it's fun hearing players really dig into the role-playing aspects of the game... ...until it's not fun. I found the romantic subplots from the previous campaign to be tedious, forced, and wholly uninteresting (beyond the fact that I personally would find it weird to have my then-fiancee role-playing being in love...
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 PM
    Hmm. Ok new Bard/Fighter build. Feat sharpshooter. Tool. Soap Bubble wand. Outfit clown costume. Now I can take the -10 to hit and kill all your brats with a wave of my wand. And using the ammo rules I recover half my bubbles for the next birthday party. jasper jester the Murder hobo clown. Kill kids for fun and profit. hahahahhahahahhaa
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  • Draegn's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 PM
    Rather than combat you could attempt to entrap the lord or lady with a binding contract. Be Iggwilv rather than a paladin.
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  • dnd4vr's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 PM
    Wow, I so want to make a Halfling Rogue with this and argue with my DM it is a finesse weapon so I can also add sneak attack! :D
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  • Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 PM
    Oy, I've yet to encounter any of that, but I know that sort of thing is out there. And honestly, I'm not sure what I'd do if someone rolled up to the table all decked out - that kind of stuff can be done by the books, but it's certainly not "sportsmanlike" conduct.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 PM
    No the net is on the weapon chart for easy of finding it. A hit with a net cause the restrained condition. A condition is an effect, not damage. And I would not allow any feat, bs, language lawyering, etc for a normal net do damage. Also the property of a net is SPECIAL. So since specific over rides general. The Special effect means the No damage is not zero.
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  • rczarnec's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 6 Belt of Giant Strength 9 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 13 Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 25 Cloak of Elvenkind 12 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20 Robe of the Archmagi 28
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  • Istbor's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 PM
    I liked it. Sonnie's Edge seems like a standout and probably a good choice for the first. I also like suits a lot but I am a fan of mechs. I see a lot of cats in the different episodes. I really like that alternate China and the steam-punk automatons. An interesting take on the old world being consumed by modernization.
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    In the original Dragons of Autumn Twilight module Rastalin was a 3rd level Magic User. He was the lowest level starting character though. That was before the Dragonlance setting book was realised, so he was just vanilla. Obviously, to Do Dragonlance properly, you would need a new subclass for each of the three colours of wizard.
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  • Janx's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 PM
    It was good. I called it on AI Gone Bad when the admiral stated they send everything to control and they been locked out for weeks. It's Mass Effect all over again :) The fight scene even had a double-fist slam by Burnham if I recall. I bet they keep the beard because it helps fuzzy out the differences between Nimoy and this actor. I would have loved it if they'd reshot the snippets...
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  • TallIan's Avatar
    Today, 02:57 PM
    I have a post from you bookmarked on how to make tables :D But stealing is so much faster :P
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 02:46 PM
    I think uphread I did get into the difference between complicated and complex. A mechanical watch has dozens of very specifically formed moving parts - it is complicated. What it does is tell the time, which is not complex. Three bodies moving under their mutual gravitational attraction is super-easy to specify. It is not a complicated system. Their resulting orbits, however area complex and...
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 PM
    Thank you! I try to be. But no, 5ekyu was being rude, specifically they were being demeaning about other peopleís opinions, and I called them out on it.
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  • OB1's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 8-2=6 Belt of Giant Strength 8 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 13 Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 24+1=25 Cloak of Elvenkind 12 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20 Robe of the Archmagi 28
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  • Charlaquin's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 PM
    Damage exists, but the damage dealt by a net does not. Saying a net does 0 damage is like saying soap does 0 damage. Itís not accurate because neither piece of adventuring gear is used to deal damage. You could maybe use either as an improvised weapon at DM discretion, but then the damage isnít 0 either, and itís also more accurate to describe that damage as ďimprovised weapon damageĒ than as...
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  • seriousmoonlight's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    So besides Harshnag and Tranio, the group is frightened for one minute and will head in the other direction. I'm going to have Harshnag begin combat with it regardless. Tranio, let me know if there is something (or ten) you'd like to do in the fog while the party recovers.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 PM
    That isn't the best. Many years ago now, Jason Carter (who played the ranger, Marcus) once, rather drunk on the dance floor at a convention referred to a woman on the dance floor as a "dominatrix" (intending it as a compliment). Dr. Demento was the DJ, and he just happened to start Tom Lehrer's "Masochism Tango" at that moment. It was a little surreal.
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 PM
    I wouldn't say it's faulty. It's not 0, it's '-'. I'm not ruling "NO DAMAGE", I'm ruling 'DAMAGE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THIS ITEM' so I wouldn't allow you to add damage to an attack because damage is not applicable. It is impossible to do harm with a net. To give a totally ridiculous example: Weapon: Feather. damage: '-' Special: when you hit with a feather, you tickle the...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 8 Belt of Giant Strength 8 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 13 Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 24 Cloak of Elvenkind 12 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance Robe of the Archmagi 28
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  • FitzTheRuke's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    I'd like to keep going and move it along if we can. The way I see it, you have two good choices right now: 1: Clockwise. Follow Lorenn. Kill some Kobolds or sneak past. Head for Maccath at 9. Or 2: Counter-clockwise. Same (as far as kobolds go). Head for 14. Talk to Ice-Toad Queen. Someone please decide. You are literally standing around in an ice box ATM.
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  • Xukuri_Harrowhand's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    My current campaign has a baddie designed for the PCs to take on (and presumedly defeat) pretty soon (they're all 5th level; party of 6 characters). Here's the description and statblock: Ezekiel Gaunt is a human who was once a warlock of the Great Old One but has become something worse, something darker and more pitiless. A relentless seeker after the secrets of the universe, he has become...
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  • Myzzrym's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 8 Belt of Giant Strength 8 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 15 Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 24 Cloak of Elvenkind 14 - 2 = 12 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance Robe of the Archmagi 28
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  • JPL's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Can anyone tell me a bit more about this new barbarian path? I understand it's a barbarian that runs on adrenaline rather than rage, which intrigues me. "Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else" has a "Path of the Courageous Heart" barbarian, which supposedly runs on reckless courage rather than rage, but the actual mechanics --- revolving around unarmed attacks and improvised weapons ---...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 PM
    My issue isnít nets, itís the faulty mathematical concept that 0 damage is different than no damage. Both phrases designate the same concept.
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 PM
    In a game that had disarm as an action (3e), it didn't come up that often. Mooks weren't running around disarming everyone. There was a few heroic moments like when the captured PC hero was forced to fight a stone gollum bare handed and he disarmed the gollem's adamantine sword and destroyed it with its own weapon. That was epic. I don't want to ban that kind of thing from my game and, from...
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 PM
    No damage = 0 damage. If the net does no damage then it does 0 damage.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    Yes it does. Gunpowder and other chemical reactions have been described in the DMGs, as well as modules. Why are you begging a question that has been answered at least 20 times, probably close to 50-60. I've said why and let you know what metagaming is. Hint, it's not something like breathing.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    Yeah. It's VERY nice to take off the DM hat once in a while and just play one character. LOL A lot of people would. I've just done sandbox for so long that it doesn't bother me. Besides, some the specifics of what was prepped can be salvaged for later use as encounters if I want to, so it hasn't all gone to waste. 90% of the time we have a session zero where we all brainstorm...
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Today, 02:01 PM
    It's hard to separate a lot of these activities. I'm not a super-strong guy but I teach rock-climbing. There are football players way stronger than me, who could break me in two but can't pull themselves up on to the rock or do 1 finger chin-ups. But I wouldn't say I have proficiency in acrobatics. Maybe I'm low strength and high proficiency. It's all about muscle to weight ratio. Most...
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  • Charwoman Gene's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 PM
    I'm here. I know I haven't been driving much.
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 PM
    The heads of State are such a Motley Crue.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 PM
    jasper replied to Why, Why, Why?
    I have asked too. The player shut me down with his honesty. He found a friendly AL dm. Just before Season 8 started he and a group of his friends went farming various modules and adventures. All his fighters have +1 flame tongues. I have certs for pistols, and goblin breaking the Volo rule.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 PM
    It doesn't have to be one or the other, though. Hit points are both metagame AND abstract. They are knowledge that only the player has, and they are abstract in their usage. In the fiction, the fighter is going to be worried about being crushed by the giant's fist at both full hit points and a quarter hit points. He might be a bit more fearful at a quarter, since he is moving slower now, but...
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  • Bedrockgames's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 PM
    No. I am saying it is exceedingly common in real life. That is literally all I am saying.
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    At the beginning, Raistlin cast sleep and that winded him significantly, and he was impressed (and horrified) the first time Fizban cast fireball and was clearly unable to cast it himself, so I might start them lower than 5th. I wonder which school he goes? Or if he multiclasses given his change from red robes to black. He definitely has slight of hand but Iím not sure if thatís from a...
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  • Pielorinho's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    ABSOLUTELY talk with your DM before rolling up an illusion-heavy caster. They play very differently from playing, say, an evoker: much of what an illusionist is doing is convincing enemies to make terrible decisions, and the rules don't really cover that. YOu need a DM who's willing to adjudicate what sort of terrible decisions your illusions can compel, without unbalancing the game. The low...
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  • Charwoman Gene's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    Wis Save:
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 PM
    Sure, why not? Basic tactics is far more common for a group to understand than very specific monsters that are not seen commonly, or for the vast majority of monsters, EVER, in towns and cities. There's no good reason why you would treat them the same, other than perhaps that it helps you win the game easier to have that monster knowledge. Again, sure, why not? Knowing dungeons have bad...
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  • TaranTheWanderer's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    Dragonlance or for good politics and lots of epic level shenanigans, Iíd go with sepulcraveís story hour.
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    I can't argue with anything proposed here. I would push the starting levels back to 3rd if I was playing it, to give room to grow, but again, I don't really have any issue with the level 5 start. The main companions are all seasoned and know what they're doing. I would suggest that Goldmoon is a Bard until they reach Xak Tsaroth and she finds the statue of Mishakal, at which point she...
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    Hmm. None of the books are worth a movie. Maybe a HBO miniseries. But for a movie 2.5 hours long. I6 ravenloft as I ran in 84. Note the bad guy was winning but I had PDS to West Berlin and wrap up the adventure. So a certain villain would win and close with him popping a beer and watching the new adventures jumping off a roof. This would be after the end credits.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    I do. It's really easy. Are trolls as common as crossbows? No. Are trolls seen in villages and cities as often as crossbows? No. Do common people see crossbows used far more often than they see a troll? Yes. Is it likely that they have used a crossbow at some point as part of the village militia? Yes. As for the bolded part, YOU would, but your PC would not. The PC grew up with...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 PM
    Are you suggesting that my life as a RPGer isn't "RL"?
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 PM
    -- is not an integer. Non-numeric. Null only. Non-alphanumeric. I would laugh if someone demanded/ask to have an ability/feat cause damage with a net. Remember some times things are place on charts just for easy of look shi.... stuff up.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    Troll #2: Psh! That's just an old troll's tale to scare little kids. Uncle Oscar said that first you throw an old banana peel in front of them. Then when they are prone, you jump on them and rip off their arms. Then they can't fight, heal or cast spells. After that you wait a few minutes until they are done and dig in.
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  • Charwoman Gene's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 PM
    Yes, let's return the slaves.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    Real world chemistry does not exist in the game. Monsters from the MM do. My character has no way in game of discovering stoichiometry, but can learn, from many potential sources about trolls. There's a category difference, here, that you keep neatly eliding. To take your example to the absurd, I know about breathing from the real world, how does my character possibly know about breathing? ...
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  • akr71's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 8 Belt of Giant Strength 8 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 15 Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 24 Cloak of Elvenkind 14 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20 Robe of the Archmagi 28
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    Those articles are just opinions by those people. They aren't rules. Yes, we are aware that you don't get our playstyle. That has been apparent for years. Maybe, you never understood it despite your claims to have run the playstyle long ago. Maybe you once understood it, but like the man of average income that wins the lottery, you now are out of touch. Whichever it is, you have shown...
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  • Charwoman Gene's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    "I'm all for opening the chest, but we nee to see what's below before we rest. What say we try to intimidate our way through what's left down there while bearing the head of their leader?" says Coriana while dark energy courses around her. False life (Fiendish Vigor)
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  • Bedrockgames's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    It is very, very, very common IRL.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    And if we are lucky, it's in Maccath's pockets! ... I'm more of an optimist than my PC is...
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  • Voadam's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 PM
    Voadam replied to Undead Origins
    Super Powered Legends Sourcebook Dracula: 1460: After being wounded in battle with the Turks, Vlad is transformed into a vampire by Count Orlok. The center of the dark storm is Castle Dracula. Once the home of Vlad Tepes Ė who was transformed into the vampire Dracula by Orlok Ė this castle is the seat of power of the King of Vampires. In the year 1460, Vlad Tepes was fatally wounded in battle...
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  • Krachek's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    I think it would make a good monster to throw at your party. Remind me 4ed.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    Probably because that's what it said. The admonition was to play what the character knows, and that doesn't change just because you have one single example of real world knowledge. Especially given that the MM information is also knowledge gained in the real world, so it isn't any different in that regard than chemistry. You learn chemistry in the real world. You learn about the monsters in...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    I carefully didn't say "secret." ;) It does not matter what you, as player, know. If it is within the bounds of GM notes, then your character cannot know it until revealed by the GM. If you apply this lens, it resolves nicely. And, I don't say this to be mean, just blunt. I very much thought this way until rather recently, so I'm just analyzing what I thought and what was taught to me by...
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 10 -2 = 8 short fight Belt of Giant Strength 7 +1 = 8 just to make an even fight Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 17 Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 24 Cloak of Elvenkind 14 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20 Robe of the Archmagi 28
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    Just another couple pf days before this goes away, folks. I see we have 101 downloads now. Looking forward to the other 98 folks' comments! :)
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  • hamishspence's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    In Tome of Magic, the Murder of Crows monster can be an Unkindness of Ravens - with the same stats. I think it's fairly safe to say that in D&D, crows and ravens use the same basic statblock. And in real life - there's nothing really distinguishing them except size. The smaller ones are more likely to be called crows, but those ones are often closer related to ravens than to one another. ...
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    I think they should tell individual stories with a set of movies that explore a different individual hero and how they became a hero and then after a few movies bring them all together into a single movie. So each individual has their own chance to shine and show growth as an adventurer before they team together to avenge some great wrong. So start with some B-list adventures, things that are...
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 PM
    I would have a shady church member approach the imprisoned players and offer them a way out of the whole ordeal. Perhaps someone who wishes to dethrone the High inquisitor, and then blame his death on the players? If the players accept his help, he will organize an attack on the High inquisitor during the trial of the players while making sure most of the men present during the trial are...
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  • Cap'n Kobold's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 PM
    I think the point they were making is that real-life athletes/gymnasts and fighters don't take one and dump the other - they have high stats in both. Most of Parkour may be running, jumping and climbing. - The purview of Athletics. However a significant part is dropping back down from heights, which would be Acrobatics. Moving across unstable surfaces like slippery or heavily-sloping...
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  • dnd4vr's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 PM
    HP is an abstract value lost when a character is injured by an attack, spell, etc. A net does not injure a player so it does not have an effect on HP. You are blatantly incorrect in this case and not demonstrating anything convincing. There are plenty of features and such in D&D that have no damaging effect. Sleep, Grappling, etc. Consider the Tendril attack of a Roper. It is an Melee Weapon...
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 PM
    The point is understood. It's generalisation to trolls still puzzles me, because (i) when I started playing the rulebook told me to read the monster chapter (so not secret), and (ii) whether or not I've read the book, once the monster's been encountered, it's continuing status as a "secret" in the GM's notes is a bit weird. To me, it seems very clear that the reason why new monsters and new...
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 PM
    Nothing on the internet is worth getting so worked up about.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    Until Game of Thrones returns, this and Gotham are the two shows I really look forward to. I watch Discovery at the very first opportunity every Friday. I appreciate shorter seasons as thereís less filler, but sometimes I wish a show could be longer.
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 PM
    I still play 3rd edition (specifically 3.5), because a wealth of books exist for it (for more than for 5th edition) and I have quite a lot of them. It is also compatible with pathfinder, so there's an infinite amount of resources to harvest from. The quality of the books is also really good. Secondly, because I really like the system. It is easy to understand and pickup, and offers just the...
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 10 Belt of Giant Strength 7 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 17 Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 23+1=24 Cloak of Elvenkind 16-2=14 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20 Robe of the Archmagi 28
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  • Tallifer's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 PM
    Belt of Dwarvenkind 10 Belt of Giant Strength 7 Cape of the Mountebank 18 Cloak of Arachnidia 17 Cloak of the Bat 19 Cloak of Displacement 23 Cloak of Elvenkind 16 Cloak of the Manta Ray 17 Mantle of Spell Resistance 20 Robe of the Archmagi 28
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  • dnd4vr's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 PM
    Thanks for the update. Yeah, I have no interest in AL so wasn't following that.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Again, the distinction becomes a bit more obvious when you consider it from the GM notes side of things. Monster stats are part of GM notes and used by GMs, therefore they are part of those things that players shouldn't know until revealed by the GM. Set aside any in-fiction reasons, this is really the fundamental division of what's knowable and what isn't. Characters can know of traps, and...
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  • Numidius's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    Having multiple Gms is so cool. I believe this single feature would have solved most of the problems and saved most of the tables I been playing at. If I had prepped Demons, and Players wanted Pirates, I'd probably got very bitter ;) If you had to start a new campaign, would you discuss with Players the theme in advance, mindful of the Demon-Pirates episode, or would it be considered like...
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