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  • Yaarel's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 AM
    The latest episode of Happy Fun Hour is up! Mearls focuses specifically on the nomad psion teleporter. The nomad enjoys powerful teleportation abilities (at the apprentice tier) at levels 1 thru 3. A ‘teleportation attack’ teleports chunks of an enemy away from the enemy.
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  • Sadras's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 AM
    Asmodeus 23 Baalzebul 23-2=21 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 19 Dispater 13 Fierna 15 Geryon 20 Glasya 22 Graz'zt 20 Juiblex 15
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  • Paul Farquhar's Avatar
    Today, 08:22 AM
    The person hit with the Booming Blade could choose to stop moving the instant they are hit, thus avoiding the sonic damage. Ergo, Sonic damage is separate from the attack damage and doesn't get to crit.
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  • hbarsquared's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 AM
    New post is up!
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  • hbarsquared's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 AM
    Wendel’s eyes widen at the offers for help. “Oh, thankyouthankyou” he effuses, nervously pulling at a thin handlebar moustache. “We must hurry. I managed to keep the tower door locked, and I’m sure Barry won’t be able to unlock that door. But Master Prin will arrive home in a matter of hours!” Wendel turns to Olliver. “How many? Why, thirteen, of course! All common animals, nothing...
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  • Fradak's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 AM
    Enseth casts Guidance on Dandin and send ORB2 to assist the bard with the scouting. Giving 1d4 to a skill check and advantage to anything the drone can help with.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    Absalom Station/Botscrap Round 0 “Thank you,” Ashlyn told the robot when it had given them the rules. “We are looking for a human woman named Laboni,” she said. “Could you point her out to us?” Move:. Standard: Full:
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 08:08 AM
    Darrowhill/Azgalin’s cave Morning Round 1 Hrgach muttered a few curses as he picked himself up. He drew his greatsword and then extended his hand. Fire flickered in his palm, and he sent it hurling toward the ooze, though it splattered against a tree and fizzled out. Action: Fire bolt: 1D20+5 = +5 = 7 1D10 = = 5 Move:
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 AM
    So are you heading out to the tower now? Any preparations you want to make before you leave? Give me a marching order and who is doing what during travel. (Keeping watch, navigate, tracking, mapping, foraging) and what travel speed you would like (slow -- allows stealthing; normal; fast -- -5 to Perception).
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  • Imaculata's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    I find it strange that it IS so common. One of the biggest problems for new players, is knowing what die to roll. It is probably the most common question at the table from new players: "What do I roll?". So in that context, mixed mechanics are really bad game design. This might not be apparent to anyone that already knows the rules. But play any game that has A LOT of mixed mechanics, and you...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    I think I am appropriately confused.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    Tassarion Liadon Kendall Keep Late Afternoon Round 0 Tassarion listened to the bard’s song and tale as he sipped his ale. She had a beautiful voice, and he watched as her face animated with the music, making her even more beautiful. He enjoyed such tales of love and romance, though such things were not for him, obviously. He stared at her through the fall of his dark green hair over the...
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  • Wyvern's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    I haven't seen these other threads you're referencing, so I don't know why it is you think that giving specific examples of what you mean is dangerous. To my mind, defining your terms is never detrimental to clear communication, and the problem here is that the definition of "Easy" is subjective. I have no idea what YOU would consider "easy tasks an adventurer might do that have an uncertain...
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  • Steven Barker's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    Thanks for the explanation! I've come up with a few more questions as I play around with more character ideas. My first is about the career exploits that ask you to make an ability check when you take them (for extra REP or similar). Since you're doing that during character creation, can you add some or all of your luck dice pool? Without that it seems like the tests will be impossible for...
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  • Staccat0's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 AM
    I've thought about doing this my entire D&D life but have never had the guts. As a player it always annoys me when I SHOULD take an armor mathematically that doesn't match the aesthetic I am going for haha.
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
    Isle of Mists Dusk Round 0 Initiative: 1D20+1 = +1 = 19 Nature: 1D20 = = 10 Ivar spotted the strange lizard creature, trying to remember what it was and what it did. He didn’t much like the look of it anyway. He pulled one of his handaxes in his free hand, warpick ready in his other, and threw it at the creature. He would either kill it or run it off. Handaxe: 1D20+5 = +5 = 7
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  • KahlessNestor's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    Womford/Bargewright Inn Evening Round 0 Dren paid the barkeep the two silver, and ordered an ale, as well. He didn’t much like the look of the rough crowd, but he wasn’t going to start any trouble. He hoped Tranio didn’t. “I’ll gae wi’ the party on the issue o’ the ‘orses,” he said. He wasn’t sure it would be much faster. Action:
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  • StormbringerAUS's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 AM
    Asmodeus 23 Baalzebul 23 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 19 Dispater 13 Fierna 15 Geryon 20 Glasya 24 - 2 =22 Graz'zt 20 Juiblex 15
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  • Ogre Mage's Avatar
    Today, 06:55 AM
    I first played D&D in 1986, when it was still 1E. 5E is the most mainstream I have seen D&D. Parents are actually happy to have their kids play D&D these days instead of being glued to their phones/tablets all the time. Quite a contrast from the satanic panic that marked the 1980s when I was a child/preteen. And I do think all the 5E livestreams (sometimes with celebrities) played a role in...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    Been a while since I've watched that one but from memory I thought it was an interesting idea. I think I'd have to see it in action to see whether it works or if it feels too restrictive though.
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  • hawkeyefan's Avatar
    Today, 06:40 AM
    So one of the angles I’m going with in my campaign is predetermination versus free will. Are events fixed? Can you change the past, or the future? I’ve not really decided the actual answer. I want to see what my players come up with and how events come to pass. I’ve been sure to present both ideas, primarily through two characters. One is an oracle of sorts who sees possible futures and tries...
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  • Eubani's Avatar
    Today, 06:31 AM
    I wonder if he was trying to balance more powerful or longer lasting abilities with a small area of effect?
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 06:31 AM
    I tossed in the 2e S&P reference, just in case, since I barely glanced at it, having given up on 2e bloat by then. 3.0 was the main point.
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    Only to an extent. Open your PHB. Those squiggly things you see in it are words. They have meanings and stuff. They provide the starting point for what the game is. We can modify it, we can tweak it, we can alter it... but when I go the local game store and join an AL game, the core rulebook establises what we expect for the game. In AL we have to play it like that... If we're not...
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  • UngeheuerLich's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 AM
    I second ranger level 5. It also gives you 2nd level spells including the fantastic pass without trace spell.
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  • Echohawk's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 AM
    Hey, I'm still here :). My monster index hasn't had any love since 2009, and unfortunately it never contained the 1st/2nd Edition XP values, just the 3rd Edition CRs. You can pick up a slightly more up-to-date version of it here though if you want.
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  • werecorpse's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 AM
    Sure but the fact that you should roleplay your character is something common to all characters. Fighters should be roleplayed as well, with personal goals, secrets, codes of conduct or whatever. To the extent the oaths and additional role play obligation is seen as a justification for more mechanical power I don't buy it. Plus in 5e if you break your oath it's an "off screen" event to say whoops...
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  • gideonpepys's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 AM
    Dawn of a New Age As soon as had they set foot on the damp, sandy surface of the cave’s interior, everyone present felt a strange lurch. They wondered if this had something to do with stepping out of the chamber, but no: Harkover and Leon determined that something was amiss. The very nature of magic was beginning to change. Four of the unit bore golden planar icons, and Leon was able to...
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 AM
    As I've stated in other threads, examples are dangerous for exactly the reason we're debating here. People get hung up on the specifics of the examples and in my view miss the overall point. I prefer to deal at the level of abstraction hence "easy tasks an adventurer might do that have an uncertain outcome and a meaningful consequence of failure." We can both understand that without getting hung...
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  • Tony Vargas's Avatar
    Today, 06:08 AM
    It is a remarkably tiny 'area,' smaller than the area w/in reach of a medium creature, and oddly defined. But, overall the draft does a /lot/ for the limited design space of a fighter subclass. I've run for HotFw Skalds, whose leader tricks are restricted to an aura 5 (25' radius/55' cube) and they ran aground on that limited an area, frequently. Of course, even Essentials was more dynamic...
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  • hastur_nz's Avatar
    Today, 05:56 AM
    Don't forget Sacred Oath, it's the "feature" that, from the very beginning of D&D and all its new versions (called different things), defined what it means to be a Paladin and not just a Fighter. Read PHB pg 85-86... from 3rd level, you are expected to be living and breathing your vows. It's the reason you're given extra powers, over and above a Fighter. If you don't bother using it at your...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 05:56 AM
    I think it is very trivially easy to see how 'skills', when implemented at all, in 'classic' D&D were of little significance, even in 2e where NWPs were at least presented as a possibility in the core books. 1. They were NEVER used to represent anything like a class or race ability, even when they obviously could have been (IE thieves, rangers, elves, etc.). 2. They were always optional...
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  • trappedslider's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    https://venturebeat.com/2018/06/18/ive-spent-858-25-on-steam-heres-how-much-youve-spent/ I've spent a total of $133 what about you?
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  • mrpopstar's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 AM
    Why are you so tempted? :) In the most basic terms, barbarian, cleric, druid, fighter, paladin and ranger are proficient with medium armor. Let's work from that baseline.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 05:51 AM
    Pain. Possibly death. Have you ever played Dread? It works on the premise of delaying the inevitable - but the inevitable thing isn't success, but dramatic failure. In Dread you have a tower of Jenga blocks. If you need to determine if something is successful, rather than roll a die, you pull a block and put it on top, just like you were playing Jenga. If the tower falls, bad things...
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  • Wyvern's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 AM
    YOU may not be arguing for it, but Ovinomancer was. Those were the examples he used, and that was what Veteran Sergeant was objecting to. Maybe you're willing to assume that he didn't really mean to suggest that he thinks players should be expected to roll the dice when changing a diaper, but it's not fair to accuse V.S. of "addressing a strawman" when all he did was take Ovinomancer at his word....
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  • LudicSavant's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 AM
    I would rule that the extra damage from the melee attack crits. The damage from moving is a separate effect from the hit itself, and therefore would not be multiplied.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:46 AM
    Hello Two questions about this spell. First, is the following "mini combo" legitimate? With the feat warcaster, you can cast a spell as a reaction instead of attacking as an attack of opportunity. So when an attack of opportunity is triggered by someone moving out of your threatened square, you do this, and boom they take the extra damage for moving automatically. Is this right? ...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    It was a great first session for him, but for the others too! Notably, another player who had been a bit less engaged lately was totally into it :D
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 AM
    There's a fine line of improv between DM and players. I'm assuming the new player enjoyed the session and felt his chicken contributions were enjoyable and fun for the group without being derailing.
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  • Grumpy RPG Reviews's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 AM
    In the HBO series Westworld, the titular Westworld is a theme park with robots. The humans come and go, murder the robot bandits, sleep with robot prostitutes, and so forth. Then during a regular software upgrade, the robots go berserk and murder absolutely everyone. What if a GM were to flip the script on a a regular fantasy adventure by having the players run orcs or goblins or undead or...
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  • Khraos's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 AM
    "Listen to her everyone, Lord Nighthill wishes to protect his people and he sent us to save you. But you must hurry." After adding his two cents, Filmark sees that Tina seems to be handling things in the church and steps back to his post to prepare for the enemy patrol.
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  • MechaTarrasque's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 AM
    For years I thought he said "soufflé." It never made any sense to me, but GS made it sound right (and I thought there might have been a wrestler with a chef gimmick that invented it--by pro wrestling standards, that wouldn't actually be that weird). You learn new things every day!
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  • guachi's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 AM
    I'd be tempted to lower the strength requirement on medium armor to 11.
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  • Wyvern's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 AM
    That sounds a lot like a group check to me. It may not be the same as how the PHB defines a group check, but it's still a group, making a check. Now, I can see how Clayton may have read something into your suggestion that wasn't there, but if that's the case it would behoove you to clear up the misunderstanding instead of getting pissy with him because he failed to understand you. Clayton: I...
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  • Manbearcat's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 AM
    I have run a ton of Apocalypse World, Dungeon World, and Blades. I've run some Monsterhearts, Masks, and a Star Wars hack. I haevn't run Spirit of '77, but the formula should be similar. You've got a low resolution setting with broad brush genre tropes and embedded conflicts; pulp American 70s (so Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Shaft, Dukes of Hazzard, The Warriors, the Cold War, the Granola...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 AM
    Oh, rituals are another thing that might have to be taken out of the game for a proper S&S feel... or maybe make the ritual take longer. I will caution, however, that rituals are less flexible than people realize. Only the wizard has full free rein with rituals. A lot of other casters need to have the spell memorized to be able to do it - this is particularly relevant for clerics (and maybe...
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  • Invisible Stalker's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 AM
    If your DM describing the action is Gordon Solie it is pronounced "su-play" not suplex.
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  • Xetheral's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    Asmodeus 23 Baalzebul 23 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 19 Dispater 13 Fierna 15 Geryon 20 Glasya 24 Graz'zt 20 Juiblex 15
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  • biotech66's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 AM
    You then head out to the circuit. Ratrod’s racing circuit is a hollowed-out section of a mountain of spare parts in Botscrap, the track specifically sanctioned by the ysoki-dominated Salvage Union that controls most of the yards. When you arrive at the competitors’ entrance, a small, very basic robot informs you of the basic rules of the race BUZZZ racers and their pit crews are to build and...
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  • Hussar's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 AM
    The issue with that comes when someone tries to insist that their narration, whatever it is, is supported by dnd mechanics. It never has been. We’ve just internalized our own narratives to the point where they become no longer examined. You cannot criticize any hp loss narration in DnD based on the mechanics because the mechanics tell you absolutely nothing. All the mechanics say is you have...
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  • Invisible Stalker's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 AM
    Asmodeus 23 Baalzebul 23 Baphomet 20 Demogorgon 19 Dispater 13 Fierna 15 Geryon 20 Glasya 23 Graz'zt 20 Juiblex 17
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  • Azurewraith's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 AM
    I see no objections up suicide, expect a update in a few hours.
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  • mrpopstar's Avatar
    Today, 04:33 AM
    <snip> Nah.
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  • Manbearcat's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    Well this is certainly very "Dogs in the Vineyard-ish!" I obviously agree with what Vincent is saying here. Victory/power/honor/survival, but at what price and all the way down to outright Pyrrhic Victories will answer questions about humanity or "who is this PC" or "what have they become?" Ultimately, the answer to those questions are much more profound and ultimately fulfilling than...
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