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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    There would be less flavor, but let's keep in mind that we've never had subclasses until 5e (with the exception of kits in 2e maybe?), and the added flavor of 3e prestige classes was optional, but we were still able to create flavorful PCs. I disagree about the samey-ness. Feats are always individually picked i.e. every PC has different feats. All Wizards have the same class features, so you...
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 08:19 AM
    I was entertained - in a generic sci-fi action movie kind of way. That's not a ringing endorsement as I've watched equally/more entraining shlock via my Amazon Prime act. The sad thing is that I've watched worse SW movies than this.... All you're really getting here is a good Lando performance by Donald Glover, a fairly uninspired heist/double cross plot, some SW window dressing, & a check...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    If you think Pathfinder - and indeed the whole of Dungeons & Dragons - isn't a highly specific genre, you really haven played many rpgs...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 AM
    CapnZapp replied to Core+1
    Nobody cares about the PHB+1 restrictions outside of the AL. The interesting discussion is: do we really let WotC get away with not balancing their content?
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    Triton paladin uploaded. He's likely never been to the surface. Or only rarely on land.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Corus Ahlorsath, Triton Oath of Ancients Paladin
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Awesome! Will there be a RG?
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  • JustinCase's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    The halfling known as Olliver is humming a tune under his breath as he props himself up on his elbows to look at the excited gnome. Olliver has found a nice little spot in the sun, a low wall that with his backpack under his head makes quite a comfortable spot for a nap. The eternal smile on his face widens, and somewhat louder he starts to sing towards Wendel. "What's this? What's this?...
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 07:34 AM
    After remaining frozen for several seconds that felt like days, his mind busy processing the pros and cons of either accepting the thugs offer or reject it vehemently (you could almost hear the faint sound of tiny rusty gears), Sir Reginald feels the sudden urge to act!! 205752 Sir Reginald 2018-05-25 06:11:18 1d20 1D20 = = 18 Initiative ...
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  • Quillogist's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 AM
    Seth Skorkowsky has a good video on his thoughts about the RPG Social Contract. Essentially, he explains his philosophy on what responsibilities and expectations are required of everyone participating in a Tabletop Role-Playing group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBymJBOjwEc He has a lot of amusing videos about the best and worst habits of players and GMs. He agrees with those who...
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 AM
    Goblin lair Evening Round 0 Magdalena turned to watch Krig go, making sure he would try no tricks. When she heard the click, she froze, spinning toward the door, rapier ready. But nothing happened. "I think the ring opened this door," James said.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 AM
    Darrowhill/Azgalin’s cave Morning Round 0 Hrgach sighed as he looked around the small room, pressed up against Ana. Why did all humans have to smell? “Just...let’s look around,” the hobgoblin grumbled, trying to work his way around without inappropriate touching. Investigation: 1D20+3 = +3 = 16
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 AM
    "Come hit him."
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  • jonathonhawke's Avatar
    Today, 07:04 AM
    Niklos again calls down Sacred Flame upon the zombie. radiant damage unless DC 13 Dex save
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 AM
    Dig site Night As the last templar went down, Kimet slumped a bit as the rage left her, panting and tired. She grabbed up a tabard from one of the dead templars and wiped the blood and brains from her maul before hurrying after the vizier and the others. “You are safe now,” she told him. Saves: Action:
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  • Li Shenron's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 AM
    I am still expecting what they have mentioned latest i.e. Alternate Class Features (for all classes, rather than a complete Revised Ranger class) and an Artificer base class. But of course they've changed their plans before, and can do so again. It's very possible that the gamer base still can't wrap their head around not getting a whole class revision, which in my personal opinion is both...
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 06:59 AM
    It is easily abusable. Start with a 16 Charisma ... and be a Warlock with no Patron (18 Charisma at level 1). Take level 2 as a Sorcerer ... with no origin to get that Charisma to 20 at level 2. Now start being a Bard at 3rd level... you have the DCs of an 8th level PC at level 2.
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 AM
    jgsugden replied to Core+1
    I'm blocking Mistwell, but if anyone else has a question about my position let me know.
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  • Waynan's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 AM
    Raven Elk will check the proclivity of the dried leaves and the grey and res stone, too )to see if it is like the grey and red Bloodstone he checked before).
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  • Chuck Ocenasek's Avatar
    Today, 06:43 AM
    More WotC pandering. Way to go.
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Today, 06:43 AM
    Mistwell replied to Core+1
    It does. It's not in the character builder part, but in your campaign section. You turn off the content you don't want for your access to the campaign prior to using the character generator.
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  • flametitan's Avatar
    Today, 06:40 AM
    Terms and conditions apply to elf reincarnation, a big one being the worship of Corellon. If someone else has claim on your soul, well that's just too bad. No reincarnation for you!
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 06:40 AM
    cbwjm replied to Core+1
    I dunno, a race seems like a pretty specific option, so does a subclass. Reading about the gith and then reading about the war mage and thinking that would be awesome but then finding out you can't play that option would be a bit of a bummer. The cantrips are likely the SCAG cantrips which were never an option in elemental evil. I don't believe DnD beyond has an option to limit content by...
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  • ad_hoc's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 AM
    I entirely disagree with this. D&D is designed to be D&D. It isn't designed to be every RPG. It is the most popular one but that doesn't mean it should be designed to meet everyone's needs. There are plenty of games out there. Besides, the game can currently handle differing numbers of encounters. The game still works if there are only 2 or 3 encounters in a day as long as the players...
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  • Mistwell's Avatar
    Today, 06:05 AM
    Mistwell replied to Core+1
    WHAT. SPECIFIC. THINGS. DID. YOUR. PLAYERS. WANT. THAT. THEY. COULD. NOT. DO? "race" and "spells" and "Multiclass" are not specific, they are general. When people around here are speaking in hypotheticals about something they think could be a problem but they have not actually been playing so much that it really came up, they tend to answer the way you're answering right now. Someone says,...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 AM
    I have to second darkbard and pemerton, its a very flexible cosmology. I THINK you can work out the sort of default historical sequence by very careful reading and deduction (though the official material is not all consistent). Still, its just lots of little bits of stories that only provide a very broken and partial view of what might have happened. I certainly wouldn't worry about trying to...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    Well, we can take this back to the topic of the thread, and just state that ALL OF DRAGON is 'Recommended'. Everything WotC published there for 4e is a large body of high quality material.
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    Yup, got it. It's great.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 05:56 AM
    I have similar notes in my session zero but... That does not mean that in any specific situation they have to make a given choice on how and when. There is nothing in be an aventurous type, go inyo dsnger, etc that says take every mission or every risk or always plunge headlong even when it serms very smart to pause for a beat. The option w was presented not from the perspective of...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 05:51 AM
    I tend to agree that i don't want to intentionally add a rule to alter rewards based on choices so as to favor one choice. There are a bounty of ways to design encounters to reflect a circumstance that gets pcs to press on **by making it matter**. Dnd worked that way for decades... "Daily recovery" has bern there for longer than many of its current players have lived without a ***need***...
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    I would be cautious about using this kind of effect, because it's "invisible" in gameplay. When you've got a sword that lights on fire or a bag that can hold everything, you know it. But adjusting the proficiency bonus, after the initial "wow!" moment, rapidly disappears into the background math of the game. So having just one legendary ioun stone that does it sounds about right to me.
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 AM
    So, how does reincarnation work with selling your soul (a la warlock)?
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    I think ideally the dmg would never have used the term adventuring day - which has led to a lot of confusion - and had made it clear this was just the assumptions used in balancing. Add a paragraph about what to expect from more frequent rests and less frequent rests... So a gm can adapt... And we are good to go.
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 AM
    I dislike the scattershot approach. It'd be fine if there were more focus each book. A supplement on a specific region, like old Gazetteers, is fine if it has bits of this and bits of that because all the bits were about the same thing. The Known World Gazetteers, for instance, eventually had two separate booklets - one for DMs and one for players. Scattered books might be fine when there are...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 AM
    I'm not really expecting either this year. The ranger I'm not expecting at all.
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 AM
    "I reward players for PCs achieving goals. I don't care how those goals are achieved and whether or not they are achieved the way I want them to be achieved." While i am known to not be an xp advocate at all, i do prefer when forced to worry about xp to see it as goal/accomplishment focused regardless of how it is accomplished. If our job is to stop the wolves from raiding the town, if we...
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  • AmerginLiath's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 AM
    I also wonder if, like with Frenzy-Zealot Barbarian and Elements-Sun Soul Monk, they may end up coming out with an additional pet ranger subclass down the line to offer some of the fixes folks are talking about with Beastmaster, without scrapping a class that others are likely using and enjoying.
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  • Garthanos's Avatar
    Today, 05:26 AM
    I think they could have done more in terms of opening up some very flavorful and fitting combos they made some feats that stepped up certain combinations the Warlock/Paladin Crimson Fire etc feats are a hot example that I believe was in the Dragon Magazine. This could have been a route to mixing two defenders and other similar things that are cludgy shrug its just conjecture. Maybe even...
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    jgsugden replied to Core+1
    The options when a player wishes to use three plus books that I am suggesting are listed above. If you're asking something other than what I would suggest should be the rule if people wish to use content from more than core + 1, be clear about what you want because that is what you seem to be asking.Again, if you feel like people are not answering your question, consider that you might be failing...
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    I just don't care about the lore in the new book. It reminds me of someone's homebrew campaign. Maybe if I were new to the game or we weren't drowning in lore already I'd care. If there's something specific about the races you can put it in the setting supplements that Wizard's probably won't ever do. Sigh. I just find the supplements an unsatisfying mess.
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 AM
    d12 is the best and I chose d4 for second best because I like Legos. I love d12 so much that I switched d20 skill rolls in my D&D game to a d12+d8. d12 just isn't rolled enough. d12+d8 is interesting because results 9-13 all have the same chance to occur. 2e suggested using this for random monster tables as you could put five common monsters in the 9-13 spots and each would be equally likely...
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  • Riley37's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 AM
    So what would you have done, if he had charged you, on a horse, dual-wielding lances?
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 AM
    The regular dodecahedron vexes me. Why do its faces have to be pentagons? What has five got to do with twelve? It's the one number less than six that isn't a factor of twelve! The rhombic dodecahedron is the d12 of a gentleperson, its bold geometry made up of pleasantly twelve-making fours and threes, just far enough outside the Platonic mainstream to be intriguing but not so far as to be vulgar....
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 AM
    Shady Dragon Inn (B/X)--13 Rogue's Gallery (1e)--16 Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e)--13 The Magic Encyclopedia (2e)--17 Creative Campaigning (2e)--18 Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (2e)--15 Complete Guide to Villains (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (3e)--16 Spell Compendium (3e)--17
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 AM
    Corrections for Li Shenron's votes being lost. Shady Dragon Inn (B/X)--13 Rogue's Gallery (1e)--16 Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e)--13 The Magic Encyclopedia (2e)--17 Creative Campaigning (2e)--18 Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide (2e)--15 Arms and Equipment Guide (2e)--15 Complete Guide to Villains (2e)--15
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 AM
    *polyhedra* (Unless you were referring to the faces.)
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 04:33 AM
    I hope so! Ill definately he grabbing it for the acrobat, if nothin else. Sure, either way!
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  • TheCosmicKid's Avatar
    Today, 04:33 AM
    I hate to break it to you, but Tolkien's elves reincarnated too.
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    Did I use too big a hammer? Perhaps. But the thread was generating enough reports and was moving briskly enough that going case-by-case (my preferred method) would have been a bit like whack a mole.
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 AM
    I honestly can't recall having ever used the official D&D lore on any of the races in a pure, unadulterated straight-out-of-the-book fashion, at least as a DM... (When I'm playing a character, I mostly just use it as a reference point in order to play against the type or subvert one or more of the tropes.)
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 AM
    Fareon shrugged sheepishly and put his dagger away. He then looked again at the chest and gave a huff. He then tried to push the offending container over the precipice of the hole.
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 AM
    You'd have to give a pretty darn big buff to most of the other classes (and the warlock) to balance this. Since even at level 1 a wizard or cleric is getting a 1st level spell every short rest. It's a huge increase to power.
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  • AmerginLiath's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 AM
    My first thought is how odd it is to have such an overhaul of lore at this point in the edition cycle. It would make sense to have those sort of changes at the release of 5ein 2014 (similar to the changes to monster lore in the MM), but we’ve gone through four years of assumptions around “classic” D&D lore (and discussion of said lore in the core books and previous releases). We’ve seen how...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 AM
    The more lore WotC adds to elves, the less I listen to what WotC has to say on anything.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    Xanathar’s Guide to Everything.
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    Public executions of the perpetually absent. Public lashings for the tardy of course. Why rule with love when you can rule with fear? Seriously though, I like to play every other week, but I'll run 4/5 and 3/5 if it's the "good players"(we all know what I'm talking about here). So there's the option to go next week, and then get back on schedule the following week. I try to keep my...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    With respect, not all discussion was silenced. Only discussion *in that thread*. There's still a whole thread on Harrassment, that covers much the same territory, that is still open and has been for many, may, many pages.
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  • Oofta's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 AM
    They're Thorn Dice, while the d4 is straight up caltrop, the other dice are also pretty awesome.
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 AM
    What is the XGtE?
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 04:09 AM
    Well, a true ala-carte system like 3e's would have meant effectively you could combine any two elements in 4e into one character. There are ways that becomes VERY optimizable. Even in late 4e there were still things you just couldn't really bring together, particularly certain combinations of feats (though a lot of this was a consequence of pre-reqs). I think they came as close as they could...
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 AM
    Internet shortage was mercifully brief.
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  • Leatherhead's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 AM
    You would do well to respect the pointy wrath of the d4.
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  • Christopher Helton's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 AM
    Overnight a vast forest sprang up ancient and full grown. It devastated the works of man. Foreboding and somehow alive, the Sea of Leaves is a wild place permeated by the Call, a siren-song that lures the majority of humans into the woods never to return. Survivors know that tight human connections strongly binding communities together provides resistance to the Call. A small number of people,...
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  • bid's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 AM
    What could be cooler than pentagonal faces? Certainly not its fat twin that keep on rolling. Anyone remembers the d66 tables? Regular polyhedra all the way, send those fakers to Pluto. EDIT: Gon is the 2D world. Thx Harzel for the hedra!
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  • TabletopTrinketsbyJJ's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 AM
    I've made and collected quite a few homebrew Minor Magic items. They're weak usually non-combat items meant to serve as physical cantrips or stronger items with meaningful downsides or costs. I've made them specifically with low level characters in mind. https://tabletoptrinketsbyjj.tumblr.com/post/171668528582/hotlinks-to-all-tables-a-complete-list-of-every
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  • TabletopTrinketsbyJJ's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 AM
    I've made and collected quite a few homebrew Minor Magic items. They're weak usually non-combat items meant to serve as physical cantrips or stronger items with meaningful downsides or costs. I've made them specifically with low level characters in mind. https://tabletoptrinketsbyjj.tumblr.com/post/171668528582/hotlinks-to-all-tables-a-complete-list-of-every
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 AM
    The more I think of this as a variant, the more I like it. It can lead to a caster waking up the next day having only a single spell slot of each level due to completely expending resources the day before but then still able to get a few more slots back during short rests. A caster is likely to be front loaded with spells at the start of the adventure, but if the adventure takes a few days, they...
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  • Shiroiken's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 AM
    I have to say I dislike much of the surface elf lore in MToF. It makes elves seem like emo jerks that long for the relief that death will bring. I mean, birth is a time of sadness because it steals a soul from elf heaven? Screw that; elves are suppose to love life! The creation of new life should be the most joyous of occasions, not a pity party. Oh, and as a grognard, elves don't have souls,...
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  • MichaelSomething's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 AM
    Well the longer the party takes to run encounters, the less encounters you have to make. If you want to change their behaviour, you can use a carrot like bonus xp if they finish an encounter in a certain amount of time. A stick would be that all monsters in an encounter gain +1 to hit\+1d6 damage for every 4 minutes of real life time that passes during an encounter.
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 AM
    Firm rule. We play down one, we cancel down two. We used to try to reschedule a missed sessions, but only with everyone (since otherwise it's a popularity contest), but that ended up not working out often anyhow. When we had one player who was holding down several jobs and another who was a bit erratic with their work, we went up to six and played down two, cancelled down three. (So it...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 AM
    I did not say "most encounters", did I? I was responding to a post wgich setup the group init as one roll for each side - period. My closing point was literally that you need "to include a variety of common encounter setups" in assessments. So, i thought i was pushing inclusivity, versatility and variety - not overselling one-way-onlies. That said, even allowing for table variance,...
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  • Shiroiken's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 AM
    I gotta say, lowkey13, you are cracked. The d12 is BY FAR the worst die in the game! The only people who like it are barbarians and orcs :p For all the love you have for the d20 (which I'll grant, does have a game system based on it), you seem to forget that it's almost as round as the d100. I've seen those suckers roll like a ball, never wanting to stop... I want to love the d4. I really...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 AM
    It depends on the situation. My group is usually okay getting together to just chat or play board games or the like. So, we may just get together anyway. If I know that the night is marginally bad for some of theothers (say, it is going to be bad weather, or I know someone is super-busy at work or something, I'll just cancel the session.
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  • ccs's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 AM
    Generally 3/5 + DM = we play. Sometimes if what's going on is really important/dependant on one of the missing players we'll cancel for the week or play something else.
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  • Gavin O.'s Avatar
    Today, 03:25 AM
    How about whenever they roll a 1 on a d20, for any reason.
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  • pogre's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 AM
    Re-schedule. I ran a drop-in - drop out campaign for WFRP 2e, but that is a bit tougher for D&D.
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  • Volund's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 AM
    d20 - Rolled often, for a pass/fail result, and leading to elation or heartache on every roll. Watching them make one more tip that turns a 20 into a 2. The only die worthy of being placed in a dice jail. The only dice to have a rotation like starting pitchers, getting pulled for relief dice after failing once too often. You remember epic d20 rolls, like the time everyone was unconscious, but the...
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  • 5ekyu's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 AM
    Its not more risky than,leaving them down.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 AM
    I think there are a variety of factors at work in terms of different game preferences and the relative popularity of various games. It is probably fruitless to make anything but guesses and any such exercise is likely to end up reeking of our various biases and whatnot. But yes, there are some 'just like to kick back' players. I haven't found that story focused games necessarily turn them...
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  • Ashrym's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 AM
    I think you're over-selling. In my experience, most encounters are not large groups of organized humanoids with leadership and military support. I get the impression of mass combat and a complex encounter based on your description. Those encounters obviously exist but I don't believe it's fair to say a that typical encounter has several different groups in it.
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  • FrogReaver's Avatar
    Today, 02:57 AM
    When I first hear a new houserule, before I ever post about it I think about what kind of powerful combinations I could actually use with it. I don't see anyone actually saying if I was using this houserule I would specifically do X and that's why it's too strong. It's all just speculation about how doing things like this are typically bad ideas. So taking the OP's question about a Wizard...
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  • pogre's Avatar
    Today, 02:57 AM
    Way back in the mid-seventies when I started playing my cousin gave each of us a d10 and a d6 for our first campaign. It covered all of the bases and I have a nostalgic fondness for those dice. You can generate the ranges with other dice, but it is pretty simple with just those two dice. 1-100 - d10 1-20 - d10 + d6 (1-3 = 1-10 and 4-6 = 11-20) 1-12 - d6 + d10 (1-5 = 1-6 and 6-10 = 7-...
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  • hbarsquared's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 AM
    Very excited to get started! I don't want to overstep or introduce more narrative elements than I should, figured I'd ask here, first. Can Janus have a plot of land, inherited by a deceased family member? Overgrown and neglected, that Janus has been toiling on since returning?
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  • SkidAce's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 AM
    Making up a new one would be cool.
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  • JPL's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 AM
    And this stuff, by the way, is why dwarves and elves don't get along. Different on not just a cultural level, but also biological and spiritual --- dwarf souls and elf souls don't operate the same.
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  • Thurmas's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 AM
    Unless I missed something somewhere else in the description, Zariel has an issue with her Horrid Touch ability. The ability is a an attack roll, but the description references a saving throw to end the Poisoned condition. However, there is no saving throw in the ability.
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  • Enkhidu's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 AM
    I figured - just couldn't remember getting another notification (which, perversely, seems to be required even for people who've opted in before). How did you deal with the data portability requirements? Does vBulletin allow for exports/dumps? I'm keen to understand how others are dealing with the same hurdles.
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  • Wotnograpefruit's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 AM
    I think folks are coming at this from the wrong angle. What a player is asking for in this scenario is effectively a new subclass, just one whose mechanical bits are all drawn from pre existing Feats or ASI's. If the player had a strong concept for the character, and not just a lust for a given set of mechanical bonuses, I'd work with him to design an appropriate subclass. New subclasses are...
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  • JPL's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    Seriously. It's 2018, and I'm ready for elves that aren't just two or three familiar Tolkeinesque subraces or 1990s drow cliches. If you're chaotic good and enjoy several hundred years of youthful vigor, you're gonna want some variety, and if you were a different gender, or a tree, in your last life . . . you're just not gonna get hung up on this kinda stuff, right? 3rd Edition dragons had...
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 AM
    Paizo has a couple of their Map Packs that may be of use to you: to go with their Starfinder game, they've added Starship Corridors (containing Escape Pod, Maintenance Alcove, Sliding Doors, Suspension Tubes, Outer Airlock, Containment Anteroom, Disposal Hatch, Utility Corridor, and Emergency Access), Starship Chambers (containing Breached Airlock, Maintenance Catwalks, Crew Quarters, Medical...
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  • gyor's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 AM
    Alot of the fun happy hour subclasses he's been working on are for special backers for his last charity event, they chose the subclasses, and he has said he plans to put the subclasses he's doing for them in a PDF to be sold for the next extra life charity event.
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 AM
    Probably the wisest course of action would be to take a somewhat 3.5 Ed. approach, and create specific items that grant Proficiency/Expertise in one specific skill or Proficiency in one particular weapon, type of armor, or saving throw. For magic items that aren't going to be completely character-defining, you'd probably want to limit them to giving you Proficiency in something you don't...
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  • TallIan's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 AM
    Sorry, the brown stuff hit the fan at work today, and I'm looking at a busy day tomorrow. Then we're off on a short vacation for the long weekend. All this to say, I should hopefully get everything done for Tuesday.
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 AM
    I would reiterate darkbard's point: the 4e cosmology/mythology lends itself to being worked out in the course of play, by drawing on the key themes/motifs/NPCs without needing them to be fitted already into some predetermined history. It also helps the legendary/mythic feel for this to be uncertain or even apparently contradictory (just like real world myhts).
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 AM
    Yes, if you look at it as luck. But you could look at it as the boost you get from acting in accord with your personal proclivities or values - essentially "feeling good about yourself". My house rule is that no matter what the players do I always have first dibs on the cookies. They only get some if I am not very hungry.
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 AM
    As jgsugden somewhat touched upon, the one thing that immediately springs to my mind is that a spellcaster taking all of those ASI's is going to be at a noticeable mathematical advantage over other casters who chose to go for the feats because of what it's going to do to their spell save DC's... A wizard would be getting an ASI at 2nd, 4th and 6th levels. A gnome wizard would be capping out at...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 AM
    Sounds like the checkbox hit most if not all of your concerns
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 AM
    I went in with fairly low expectations. I came out happy. It's not perfect, but it's pretty good. Who's seen it. What did you think? SPOILER SPACE --- --- Darth Maul! That caught me by surprise.
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  • ThatJimGuy's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    Dungeonrunner Kickstarter - Solitaire Old School RPG Style! - 10 Stretch goals reached! Dungeonrunner is a solitaire card game inspired by classic pen and paper fantasy RPGs. Create your own adventure!
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  • tbaum17's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    Mozok will move towards the commoners traveling with us and assist them with tending to any of their wounds. He also uses 2 HD to heal 18
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  • TerraDave's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 AM
    Good question. Jin is able to approach the horse, perhaps out of exhaustion, it allows itself to be led back. Emrick did use his HD (which is why I had 0 HD in the other post). But he got shot twice and annulled one with luck. So 6 dmg.
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  • Slit518's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    Is that the same guy that makes the Kraken d20?
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 AM
    Oh, then 24 is fine. (ish) :)
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  • joeg625's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 AM
    Emrick shakes his head at the dead bandits. Who has a mummified hand that isn't magical? he wonders. If we are taking a short rest, Emrick will recover a spell slot (BTW I used my HD to recover before that fight--see post 89. I don't think I've been hurt since then)
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  • Mad_Jack's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    I had a party way back in the day that kept talking about having a dragon as a pet... Eventually I got tired of them whining about it and caved in - with the caveat that the dragon was an intelligent being who was going to do his own thing, i.e., was going to be roleplayed by me... (Dragon DMPC FTW!!! lol) Several weeks of game-time later, they find a dragon in a bottle - an adult gold...
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