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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 11:09 PM
    Well...technically, perhaps, but many of thecore books for RIFTS and other Palladium games have been revised, so proceed with caution.
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  • Bacon Bits's Avatar
    Today, 11:07 PM
    I would take a step back before applying a new rule to fix a problem. You're experiencing a natural outcome of the combination of several factors: 1. Dropping to zero hit points results in a level of exhaustion 2. Your campaigns feature adventures with time pressure 3. Exhaustion takes multiple long rests to remove So, to me, the issue is that combats you're featuring in adventures...
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  • Odysseus's Avatar
    Today, 11:05 PM
    Got to agree with that. Stick with it. Find a game online until you find something local.
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  • Yavathol's Avatar
    Today, 11:02 PM
    Gul checking in: Warlock 2 Evoker 5 => Fireball !! Dah di dah duh duh da!!
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  • Odysseus's Avatar
    Today, 11:01 PM
    I have lots of scenery. And I do find the stuff I want to use, is the stuff I don't need that often. Were currently in the middle of the Zeitgeist campaign, and I made some railroad tracks to use. They come up a few times in the campaign. However i may never use them again. I think the things I use the most are walls, tables chairs, pools lava or water , raised sections ,trees, hills,fences,and...
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 PM
    Instead of creating a new house rule to deal with unexpected fallout from a previous house rule, you may also consider changing the original house rule. You could just say that falling to zero gives a temporary level of exhaustion, that only lasts until the next short rest, or you could go with a different mechanic entirely and say that dropping to zero reduces your max HP by 10% for the rest of...
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  • bjj8383's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 PM
    I've run parts of Savage Tide and Expedition to Demonweb Pit, some of the older Pathfinder paths, and I spent today reading over the first installment of Age of Worms. And regarding all of them, I have one question: Why the sh** fu** are these plots so bloody complicated?? I feel like in order to run these, either as a DM or player, you'd need a PhD and a wall-sized flow chart to make heads...
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  • CapnZapp's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 PM
    Do note that it is the monster's Challenge Rating that sets the hoard and not your own level. Thus the shift between tiers isn't as abrupt as you might think, since you might win a tier III haul already at level 9, say. (A level 9 party defeating a CR 12 dragon for instance). So the probability of a "next tier hoard" (which is worth approximately ten times as much) steadily increases for each...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 PM
    When their captain said his name, and indeed anytime anyone says his name, Buddy follows it with “Bless you.” The Sea was not kind to Buddy. He spends most of his time with his head hanging over the side, the contents of his stomach being offered to the sea in exchange for a safer voyage.
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 PM
    I imagine the ideal candidate would be a Hawaiian, who is able to watch the show from 5-9pm and then has a couple hours to leisurely and eloquently finish their write-up before bed. ;) I am tempted to apply. However, as a MSTer who already stays up 60-90 minutes past my usual bedtime to finish the show, I imagine the final few paragraphs will most resemble something composed by a face rolling...
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  • mellored's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 PM
    TWF, Polearm Master, and the Slayer's Prey feature all take a bonus action. You only get 1 of those a turn, so it's probably not your best option to try and combine them. Rangers can go sword and shield. Or perhaps take gloomstalker for more stealth focus. Dex allows both TWF and Bows. Easy enough to switch. Polearm master requires Str, though you can carry some javelins. Stealth...
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 PM
    Upon seeing the Triton, Fareon's has went slack, and hung open for long moments. His awkward staring in amazement of the amphibian man truly only stopped once they made way. Amazement turned to sickness and the halfling who grew up in grassy plains as far as the eye could see was pitching his rather large dinner over the side of the ship..The sheer amount of fluid expelled seemed to defy physics....
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  • Saelorn's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 PM
    Rifts is still in print, and still releasing new supplements. Moreover, it is still in its first edition, so every supplement is still current and valid!
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 PM
    "Blimey!" Templeton spat in a panic. "Ya never heard o the Green Slime? It'll melt ya t'yer bones...and them too! Turns ya into the stuff! Sunlight, fire, frost can kill it." He then paused and his off-center eyes lit up in remembrance. "Father Icarus! Cuthbert bless his soul. There was a whole mess of the stuff under the City of Greyhawk once. He was able ta cure it! Like it wazza disease! Stuff...
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  • Mike Mikesh's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 PM
    Yes, this seems in-keeping with the D&D 5e design philosophy -- draw on existing mechanics rather than create new ones. Then, if the player sets up an effective and entertaining flashback, he or she could potentially earn the inspiration back received once away from Velkynvelve.
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  • Christopher Helton's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 PM
    Welcome to the fun world of deadlines. :)
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  • Christopher Helton's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 PM
    Friday morning, the earlier the better. In theory, I would like to have the article posted mid-day my time (I'm Eastern Daylight BTW).
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  • JacktheRabbit's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 PM
    How many dwarves have contemplated suicide after activating these magic clippers then falling asleep while they trim away, and away, and away, and away........
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  • pemerton's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 PM
    Nothing in the GH material that I can recall suggests this. Some of the Greater Gods, like Boccob, don't receive much worship; and some of the more popular gods, like St Cuthbert and Pholtus, are only Lesser Gods. The first time I remember coming across the idea was an article in Dragon magazine - maybe issue 92, which would be c 1984, I think.
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  • mellored's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 PM
    If you want to stick with wizard, take life cleric 1/abjuration wizard, and the shield spell. Possibly taking warcaster and resilient (Con) to keep your concentration spells up. There's no penalty for casting spells in melee. So just armor up in go on in. Or go druid.
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  • hero4hire's Avatar
    Today, 10:21 PM
    Cyan's reptilian eyes went wide as the specter appeared. It was all she could do not to flee or blast the thing with lightning. But it's words, if to believed, seemed that the ghost was willing to parlay. She gulped down her fear. "We are looking for a lost girl and are here s-seeking your counsel."
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 10:19 PM
    I’m sorry. To be honest, I’ve had trouble with Titus. I’m just not into him. I don’t know if it’s that he’s my first fighter, or if he’s just boring, but I’m having a hard time even knowing what he’d be doing in any given situation. He just doesn’t have any real motivation. Or character.
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  • JacktheRabbit's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 PM
    Wash cloth of Refreshing Cleanliness - When dipped into water the wash cloth suds up with soap and warms. Anyone using it to clean themselves for 5 minutes comes completely clean and smells fresh. he also gains advantage on his next Charisma or charisma skill check. Once per week when used in conjunction with a Short Rest it can remove one level of exhaustion.
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  • cthulhu42's Avatar
    Today, 10:13 PM
    Good suggestions here. Thanks. I think I'll just keep it simple, that a short rest negates one level of exhaustion and a long rest gets rid of them all.
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  • DeanP's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 PM
    My take? It depends on the oath, god and pact. I run Greyhawk. If an Oath of Devotion Paladin of Heironeous forms a pact with an angel in the service of Heironeous or even other divinities of law and good, I think there's synergy that the deity accepts. If the same paladin forms a pact with a fiend, say, Mammon? I think he's likely to break his oath, even in the very forging of the pact. If an...
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  • TwoSix's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 PM
    Yea, it's probably fine. I was thinking more of the Sailor Scout type of magical girl, who usually don't have weapons but rely on energy blasts, which can be modeled with warlock cantrips. But your version leans martially, so I think the summoned weapons are fine. Gaining access to equipment you could have just bought anyway can't really be a balance problem, by definition. You should...
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  • Wiseblood's Avatar
    Today, 10:10 PM
    Imagine being the knight under a king. Now imagine making a longstanding binding contract with someone else. Royalty gets a bad rap when it comes to disloyalty cosmic beings even moreso.
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Today, 10:09 PM
    Some goblin tribes are feral halflings wearing goblin cloaks passing for goblins. The only real way to tell is the only real goblin present passes you a note, it reads, “help me”.
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  • doctorhook's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 PM
    Ah I see. Without derailing this thread much further, one followup question: Is it out of print? A couple of LGSs near me seem to have large shelves of Rifts books, all of which look new(ish).
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 PM
    Goblin cloak, a halfling or other small humanoid, while wearing it, passes as a goblin. Just not to other goblins. But sometimes they shrug and just accept it.
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  • Dannyboy7702's Avatar
    Today, 10:00 PM
    If you look at page 272 in the DMG you will see that Overrun and Tumble are both, an action and bonus action. As for Wildshape/ Combat Wildshape, when you become a 2nd level druid, you gain the ability to wildshape as an action (page 66 PHB). However, if you are a 2nd level Circle of the Moon druid, your wildshape is actually a combat wildshape and this ability is a bonus action (pg 69 PHB).
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  • Christopher Helton's Avatar
    Today, 10:00 PM
    Welcome back to the PAIZO NEWS ROUNDUP, friends and fellow dice rollers! I'm riding high on the excitement of seeing Black Panther for the first time, so of course I'm in the mood to talk shop about kingdom-sized political intrigue, advanced jungle-inspired civilizations, and THRILLING HEROICS! Which is apropos, because the good folks at the Golem have plenty of meaty Society Scenarios and...
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  • Lazybones's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 PM
    Book 6: PLOT ARCS Chapter 124 Xeeta shivered as she washed her hands and arms in the icy water of the stream. That was one thing she missed about Li Syval, she thought: the mild southern winters. The strong winds could churn up the waters of the Blue Deep until the surface was like a mountain range, and it could rain so hard that you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face, but at...
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 PM
    Nothing has actually happened. Be well.
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  • pukunui's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 PM
    Arcana Domain 9 Forge Domain 18 Knowledge Domain 16 Life Domain 15 Light Domain 17 Tempest Domain 12 Trickery Domain 12 War Domain 7
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  • BookBarbarian's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 PM
    I agree that the Druid would care about the corruption of the Wolves and would want to stop that pronto. But I still think a druid could not get worked up over killing some wolves and still be a perfectly fine druid.
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  • Aldarc's Avatar
    Today, 09:44 PM
    I disagree, as I do think that it has been cordial, though perhaps you have been eager to jump the gun to hostility. If you have read hostility or a cessation of cordiality, then I apologize if my tone was not transparent enough. Oh, most definitely. And it does not help that there is often a misuse of terms due to a lot of system relativism. And see, I have found an incredibly different...
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  • Steve Gorak's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 PM
    Hey guys, I've been sick for weeks, and apologize if I've been MIA. A lot has happened in the game since I last took a look, and I don't think I'll be able to properly catch up, so I will bow out. Sorry again. Cheers, SG
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 PM
    In my defense, I'm frequently drunk.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 PM
    Giodavi and Lyndha are very pleased with the news Sannit presents them, and grateful for the sell of the goods. Being used to Sannit extroverted manner and bravado of exploits, the tavern is entertained by the story of the cattle, although to the Seekers, it is obvious that most think that the tell is bit of an exaggeration. As the Seekers return to town, the Glen brother was seen leaving...
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  • Valmarius's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 PM
    My party (Roll20) did some research before leaving Port and so I read them the story of Man and Crocodile there. Later, once they arrived, I had one of their hired guards repeat the story as a reminder. But like your group they didn't pick up on the hints. They spotted the pit trap and blades easily enough, but some members of the party fell into the pit while skirting it. The blades were...
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  • gamerprinter's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 PM
    I posted the Scarlet Harlot, Geisha class entertainment transport ship a few weeks ago (months?), anyway, I needed to add a ship that escorts the Scarlet Harlot, since the former doesn't have any weapons on it - it's essentially a small luxury cruiser. The second ship is a destroyer escort called the Shadow of Harlot. It's a medium ship with lots of guns on it, and advanced drop pods that when...
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 PM
    I just read it and quoted it to you. You have to read it all in pari mutuel (all together, not just the parts you want). I suppose that if you wanted a Paladin that didn't have Priest spells (or ignored that provision), and that didn't turn undead (or ignored that provision), and just gave to the poor (as opposed to the church), and assumed that the other references to the Paladin's faith, or...
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  • Blue's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 PM
    Bard (Valor) or the new Bard (Swords) from XGtE could be a melee healer, but neither would qualify as a tank. Now, a question becomes how much in-combat healing you need. A paladin makes a dang fine tank that with their auras can also protect, and they eventually have some good out-of-combat healing like Aura of Vitality. If you wanted to make them more of a healer you coudl multiple with...
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  • Nikioko's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 PM
    I have another idea for this feat: Celestial Warlock (Half-Elf), Level 7. STR 8, DEX 14, CON 16, INT 10, WIS 12, CHA 16. On Level up, I don't take +2 on CHA, but Elven Accuracy and +1 on WIS. Then I multiclass with Cleric. That gives me proficiency with shield and medium armour, boosting my AC from 15 (Armour of Shadows) to 18 (Breastplate + Shield) and regaining one evocation....
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 PM
    Well, I think there would be no arguments about Paladins if we could all just collectively agree to ignore them. Just in general. Forever. In the alternative, kill them. But not humanely.
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  • MarkB's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 PM
    You could track the Exhaustion levels due to combat takedowns separately from other Exhaustion levels, and say that those are cleared after a long rest, but any other sources of Exhaustion will need to be dealt with normally.
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  • doctorbadwolf's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 PM
    I swear there would be no arguments about Paladins if we could all just collectively agree to ignore anything regarding them from before 4e.
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  • Bringer's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 PM
    I agree with this. The weapon summoning is mostly thematic, as when a magical girl transforms in the genre she usually also creates a iconic weapon. It's why they only have proficiency with martial weapons and shields when transformed, and no longer have the proficiency when no longer transformed. It can be fulfilled with pact of blade, but I didn't want the Bestower Warlock to have to wait...
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  • Harzel's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 PM
    Arcana Domain 8 Forge Domain 18 Knowledge Domain 16 Life Domain 15 Light Domain 17 Tempest Domain 12 - would be great if there were actually a good selection of thunder and lightning spells Trickery Domain 14 War Domain 7
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  • Uller's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 PM
    Actually, when the fit hit the shan, the Paladin mounted his griffin and flew to the top of the statue and started buzzing the dinosaurs. He had little to no interest in exploring the dungeon and mostly sat back laughing at the warlock and wizard as they bumbled through it. Part of the issue is the shadow monk player was not present. She is the defacto rogue and she tends to pick up on...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 PM
    MacConnell replied to a discussion PG 2: Character Development in group The Untamed Wilds
    Character Mastery: Superior Abilities: Body Health Motility Strength
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  • Dannyboy7702's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 PM
    Where you select attack in the (11. Attack) you need to select "Attack Spell (spell modifier)" as your weapon and you need to select the bonus of +2 right below that.
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  • JacktheRabbit's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 PM
    Sorry but the gods of Krynn were dicks who murdered millions because a few thousand who followed the Kingpriest had become arrogant and demanding. They then also stole up to "Heaven and Hell" every true cleric walking the world so that worship of them became impossible until they decided to let it return. They are also the most meddlesome Deities in DnD, mostly because they had novels written...
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  • cbwjm's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 PM
    Except they didn't need to follow a god. I read through the 2e paladin class the other day, their only real requirement was to be lawful good. They have to tithe but it doesn't have to be to a specific church, it doesn't even have to be a church at all it can be to any lawful good institution. They had no actual requirement in 2e to follow a god. If a paladins breaks his alignment, he just needs...
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  • Ed Laprade's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 PM
    Arcana Domain 16 Forge Domain 18 Knowledge Domain 16 Life Domain 14 Light Domain 18 +1 = 19. Tempest Domain 11 Trickery Domain 15 -2 = 13. War Domain 15
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  • Satyrn's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 PM
    . . . so, from 3e they never needed to follow a god :angel:
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 PM
    MacConnell replied to a discussion PG 1: Basic Tasks: in group The Untamed Wilds
    Proceed to Character Development.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Today, 09:14 PM
    Proceed to Basic Tasks.
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  • JacktheRabbit's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 PM
    Yes, very true. An all bard party, just like any other party can steamroll most level appropriate encounters if they want to. An all bard party with access to so much Crowd Control can probably do it better than most. But what happens when you encounter the second group of goblins in a day? Or a third?
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  • lowkey13's Avatar
    Today, 09:11 PM
    Well.... 2e DMG ... "It is common to find the paladin working in association with the clergy of his religion, but lone paladins, carrying their faith into the wildemess, also appear in the tales of bards." p. 18 "One important, and potentially life-saving combat ability available to priests and paladins is the ability to tum undead. This is a special power granted by the character's...
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  • Arilyn's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 PM
    Dead of Winter is a ton of fun, and this coming from someone who is not a zombie fan! Really puts the pressure on, and gets you thinking with event cards that have tough choices. Shadows Over Camelot is also really good.
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  • Hawk Diesel's Avatar
    Today, 09:08 PM
    I did that because for me, it fit more with the knockback and knockdown. While yes, it is technically piercing, I'd say there is more blunt force in the effect. Like, if you get hit by a car with a bed of nails strapped to the bumper, is it piercing or bludgeoning damage? I don't really think it matters, but an argument could be made for both.
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  • Jester David's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 PM
    Going by the hoard levels of 0-4, 5 to 10, 11 to 16, and 17+ might work. Since that's when the gold pieces are going to transition. You're going be getting more money at 11 and 17 than the prior levels, but not really at 15. (14 would be better, being the midpoint between 11 and 17.)
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  • Hjorimir's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 PM
    I think there's a distinction of natural death of an animal via the whole circle of life thing and humans killing animals that druids would care about in this context. I would hope that after the druid killed the wolves that they would follow-up on who (or what) was controlling the wolves. That has to stop.
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  • JollyDoc's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 PM
    12 Sarenith, 4718 - 21 Sarenith, 4718 - The Tomb of the Iron Medusa “How long has this been troubling you, sister,” Dakota asked. She and Tardaesha sat on the roof of their temporary abode under a full moon and a sky filled with stars. “Ever since I met the little wretch,” Tardaesha scowled. “He’s never been one of us. Not really. The only reason I’ve abided him this long was out of loyalty...
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  • JollyDoc's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 PM
    I think the leonal would try to spare the hostages, but she is not lawful good, and the “greater” good might win out. I think that once inside the maze, a little deus ex machina from the powers-that-be would not allow the innocents to pass through the shift and be left behind.
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