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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 AM
    I think it makes it pretty engaging that a character, despite the tremor in their hands and the feeling of falling in their gut, faced by their most fearsome foe, still manages to prevail — or is utterly beaten and needs to come to terms with their failure. To me that’s more engaging than just “running away” or “failing to attack due to said fear.” I’m still not seeing how voluntary disadvantage...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 AM
    I think the mistake it to assume the default is "fight to the death." Perhaps the default is, 'Fight until the GM thinks they'd surrender or run." The optional rule is for GMs who want a mechanistic way to decide the question, rather than leave it up to personal judgement.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 AM
    5ekyu makes a great point here that I did not consider - if the player has full control of attacking or doing nothing or running away, attacking with disadvantage would not give them anything they did not already possess, and it also makes for a more engaging story. I was listening to a recent episode of the Glass Cannon Podcast (those guys are the “Critical Role” of Pathfinder, I highly...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    Yeah, agreed that frequent death would cause a lack of attachment to characters; however, one or two per campaign is about the right speed to remind people that all is not without risk to our happy-go-lucky Nein. :) I can handle characters dying in TV and movies - that's not what put me off from Game of Thrones; it was the OTT violence and the Rape, Child Murder & Incest Fest that has peppered...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    I'm of two minds on it -- if the player wants to do it, and no one at the table voices objection, then I would roll with it; everyone understands the impact, they are not new players, so I'm fine with it. However, it still feels a bit like watching someone play 5 finger fillet while their friends cheer them on, despite it being completely voluntary. Matt has said he started offering it when...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Based on the reactions I was seeing on the streams, I think having at least one character death is a good thing. There were so many "NNOOOOO!!!" and "Bring Molly back or I quit watching!!" reactions, and even a couple of insults thrown Matt Mercer's way, it actually kind of surprised me. I get having beloved or favorite characters, but PC death is sometimes a part of a D&D encounter, and it's...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    It's a sad day, because today is the last of our six previews of the Pathfinder 2nd Edition iconic pregenerated characters. But the full playtest is out very soon! Anyhow, today we have Ezren, the human wizard. Amusing factoid -- although Ezren looks old he's only 42, which makes him younger than may people who have played him. Paizo's Mark Seifter says "Ezren’s magic missile is just as...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 AM
    You still can't have more than two attack actions (speed flurry is one attack action), so you'd have to use the third action for something else. Dual wielding is the specific exception to that.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 11:50 PM
    There are no giant bats in ZEITGEIST. I mean, there might be bats that are medium size, which are really big, but nothing large enough to ride. If a thing wouldn't fly in the real world, it won't fly in (pre-adventure 10) ZEITGEIST (with the exception of brief flight magic ).
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 09:58 PM
    New to 5E.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 08:16 PM
    Baldur’s Gate 2 and Planeacape: Torment were both as good, if not better. Tastes vary of course, and there have been dozens of D&D video games since then. I loved NWN1, probably more than the BG games.
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 03:43 PM
    Later this year, you'll be able to get your hands on a alternate cover "gift set" of the Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks from your local game store for $170. These are apparently exclusive to local game stores, so you won't find it on Amazon. Note the older cover core set gets a gift box as well!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 10:40 AM
    The AGE system isn't a d20 system.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 10:16 AM
    Merisiel, the elf rogue, is the subject of our 5th Pathfinder 2nd Edition pregenerated character reveal! Check out the sneak attacks, and nimble dodges! Paizo's Mark Seifter says "Merisiel ... is all about sneaking, skills, and high damage sneak attacks, especially if it’s also a critical hit with her deadly rapier: 4d6+1d8+8, ouch! Merisiel has more skill feats than anyone else, and more...
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 02:42 AM
    I’m getting these and may give my older ones to friends that couldn’t otherwise afford the books. Or use em as loaners
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 09:03 PM
    I'd add in some Knowledge (Nature) check to let you figure out the right way to phrase negotiations with a fey, if you're just using dice rolls instead of role playing.
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 08:50 PM
    Later this year, you'll be able to get your hands on a alternate cover "gift set" of the Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks from your local game store for $170. These are apparently exclusive to local game stores, so you won't find it on Amazon. Note the older cover core set gets a gift box as well!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 11:53 AM
    Morrus replied to LUCK question
    I tend to go with daring/plucky types of careers.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 11:12 AM
    It's time for the 4th of our six reveals of the Pathfinder 2nd Edition pregenerated playtest characters. Today, we'll be looking at Seelah, the human paladin. This sheet covers some of the shield mechanics we saw in Valeros' sheet, along with various paladin powers such as Lay on Hands, Hospice Knight, Warded Touch, and Retributive Strike. "Seelah has a few things on her sheet that might...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 11:04 AM
    Morrus replied to LUCK question
    I'm not too sure I understand the first question, but for the second it's actual extra dice.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 04:25 AM
    A good idea for any collaboration (gaming or other) is expectations management. (In business, the equivalent is like a job description or Statement of Work). It’s a good idea to remind people, at the first session (or perhaps even at a “session 0” at character creation) that while Crit. Role is awesome, it is also a public production and managed as such, and includes professional stage actors and...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 03:41 AM
    Solos should always get help especially at high levels...it’s just way way way too easy for a party to gang up and take them down
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 02:49 AM
    It does use preorder numbers. However that huge drop is because WotC didn’t know how popular it was going to be and were caught by surprise and had to emergency print more. That dip is due to lack of supply.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 02:15 AM
    So, cheating in your game consists of sneaking Cheerios and bits of carrot back behind the DM's screen when you aren't looking?
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 12:19 AM
    DICE, I SWEAR! On the plus side, I can train them to roll 20s easily in exchange for treats. On the down side, I have to replace my dice every three years...
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Sunday, 15th July, 2018, 10:31 PM
    Here is the sales rank graph from Camel camel camel http://camelcamelcamel.com as of today. https://camelcamelcamel.com/Players-Handbook-Dungeons-Dragons-Wizards/product/0786965606?active=sales_rank
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 15th July, 2018, 08:32 PM
    Most of us use dice of plastic, metal, stone, or wood - insensate materials. What the heck are you using for dice, that they can itch? Hamsters, with numbers painted on, or something?
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Sunday, 15th July, 2018, 03:40 PM
    In my opinion, “game involving people with shorts from around the world and a plastic ball” is not in the same ballpark as “bipedal hippos with muskets on open-deck wooden space galleons” on the silliness meter... :) Darn it, I am THIIIS CLOSE to proposing a Spelljammer game to my game group... it’s making my dice itch!
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 15th July, 2018, 04:26 AM
    I think it works. Like Rachel Weiss in The Mummy, crossed with the Hip Hippos from the Animaniacs... but on a Spelljamming vessel.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 15th July, 2018, 01:34 AM
    The person wielding a primitive musket is throwing a bomb with the same abstract stats as that the DMG says is a fragmentation grenade. Does the Giff stat block say they throw "early 21st century Earth fragmentation grenades"? No? Then it isn't one. The base logic of "is has the same stats, so it *is* the same thing" is flawed in a game of fiction like this. A door with hardness 5 and 20...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 10:34 PM
    Pretty sure the bug is called “Google”.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 10:32 PM
    I’d argue that says more about your tactics than it does about the game rules.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 09:07 PM
    That’s an awesome example of glass half empty! :) It looks like you will want to minimise attacks because attacking directly reduces the amount of movement you get. So combat looks to be a very dynamic affair with everybody running around until they accidentally run into a foe. In other words, both are true. You can do either. It’s what you choose to make of it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 08:46 PM
    Twitter would be good (#woinrpg). Streams are super good; there’s a couple out there. Reviews are great especially if not just on RPGNow. Fan sites and fan content is awesome. Articles are awesome.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 08:12 PM
    Yeah, the price is what’s holding me off. That’s one expensive PDF!
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 07:30 PM
    No. Only those discussion based on "sense" or "realism". And, when the game is neither sensical nor realistic, my point is valid. I mean, think about it - historical accuracy on space hippos? That's a problem? The fact that the DMG calls one renaissance and the other modern matters? If you have an issue of game balance, or other functional aspect of it in the game, my point does not hold....
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  • ZweihanderRPG's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 05:32 PM
    Did you know that the rules for the 2018 ENnie-nominated “Best Game” and “Product of the Year” #ZweihanderRPG are 100% free? Our non-illustrated version is for those on a tight budget, and for free-sharing on 4chan, torrents and among friends. Get it here: http://drivethrurpg.com/product/192264/ZWEIHANDER-Grim--Perilous-RPG--Early-Access?src=hottest&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 04:45 PM
    Because the way OBS PoD works you’d then have to pay full price for both, whereas most publishers offer the pdf free with the PoD copy.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 03:52 PM
    Having noodled around with time travel in several games over the years... Time travel plots are great if the audience (in this case players) know a *whole lot* about the setting. Shows like Doctor Who and Timeless, and games like Kevin Kulp's Timewatch are set in something like the "real world" in which all the history the audience/players remember from high school happened. Without that...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 03:13 PM
    "Wouldn't it make more sense"... More sense? Sense?!? You are talking about a bipedal hippo with opposable thumbs, and erudite speech, known for flying around space on open-decked ships like sailing the ocean while wearing pith helmets and clothing from the Napoleonic to Edwardian eras... And you are worried about how much sense this makes?
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 11:12 AM
    The primitive bombs probably didn’t have the appropriate DC or damage that the designer wanted for the creature entry, so they beefed it up. The primitive bombs are DC 12 and 3d6, so maybe not that they were looking for. I suppose they could have called them “Giff Bombs” or some such and just used the same statistics?... I must admit that the image of a hippo-man guffawing as he tosses a...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 10:51 AM
    It's another day, and you know what that means? It's time for the third of our six reveals of the Pathfinder 2nd Edition pregenerated playtest characters, courtesy the awesome folks over at Paizo. Today it's the turn of Valeros, the human fighter. A little more straightforward than the previous alchemist and cleric sheets, in this one you can see the shield mechanics which have been mentioned a...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 08:09 AM
    *quickly goes to check if I wrote that last line*
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 05:09 AM
    This has nothing to do with liking or not liking. I like RPGs, in general. They are my favorite hobby. But they are a niche activity. Go look at Morrus' thread on The size of the RPG market. The RPG market overall is about $35 million/year. The Hobby game market overall is like $1.2 billion. The Black Panther movie grossed $1.3 billion. RPGs are small frye. I love 'em, but I recognize...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 04:59 AM
    Actually, they didn’t - in one of the Paizocon seminars, either Erik Mona or Jason Buhlman said it had been in active development for about two to two and a half years.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 04:50 AM
    In the OP, we are given the situation where the players are more investigative than the GM is used to. While the GM can avoid building adventures that are outright mysteries, if the players ask probing questions, what do you do? Just say, "That's not important, please don't ask questions"?
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 03:43 AM
    I'm expecting some tragedy here.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 02:01 AM
    I think you paint it too black and white - that either what 4e fans likes was everything, or completely ignored. There is a middle ground - what they liked mattered, but not enough to have 5e be a clear evolution of the 4e ruleset. In the long analysis, the 4e-style fans are probably not sufficient in number to support the main flagship of the brand, such that the design couldn't cater to them...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 08:54 PM
    Morrus replied to Defense Options
    Ah yes, Here it is: https://www.patreon.com/posts/5801814
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 08:31 PM
    Morrus replied to Defense Options
    There’s an article on EONS which covers the idea of various stances. I can’t remember it’s name offhand though!
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 06:54 PM
    Well, physical stasis, so they didn't die of old age or starvation. But the ziggurats do not currently have portals to the planets. They have portals to a tiny pocket dimension that was once part of another planet. However, the ziggurats are still metaphysically related to the target planets, and so they leak a bit of energy from that plane. Creatures can't just hop over without casting...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 05:46 PM
    Technology marches on. People stream instead these days.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 04:41 PM
    The Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4E previews are continuing to roll in prior to the game's release next month, and this time Cubicle 7 talks a little about the points you can spend to "save your bacon in tricky situations." Fortune, which you gain each day, represents destiny and luck. It can be used for rerolls, bonuses to rolls, and jumping the initiative queue. Fate, which is...
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 04:30 PM
    The Lost Tales of Myth Drannor is in DMsGuild and Inthinknit has a couple updates. From Twitter https://twitter.com/dnd_advleague/status/1017789383095869440?s=21 My affiliate link http://www.dmsguild.com/product/247140/Lost-Tales-of-Myth-Drannor?affiliate_id=182934
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 04:08 PM
    The main game I am GMing at the moment is Ashen Stars. Typically not, and here's why: In the parser problem, you have a bunch of pieces, and you have issues trying to figure out how they go together. The point in GUMSHOE investigation where you make spends is *as you gather* the pieces. You don't generally get to retroactively spend the points later to get more information to help...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 02:38 PM
    Yes, but it may still be relevant. We are talking about a niche product that isn't likley to be attractive to everyone in the niche. Especially when advocates probably don't just want a setting book. They want setting support going forward, right? Adventures and things like the Sword Coast Adventurer's guide, no? To make that worthwhile, the setting has to be pretty darned compelling,...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 01:23 PM
    James Ohlen was one of the architects of the 1990s' Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II video games, along with other classic CRPGs. He has been working for BioWare for over 22 years, but now he's leaving to publish D&D adventures with his new company, Arcanum Worlds and their first hardcover sourcebook, the Ancient Greek themed Odyssey of the Dragonlords. He's not alone, either. He's...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 10:34 AM
    It's time for the second of the six Pathfinder 2nd Edition pregenerated characters I'll be sharing with you over the next few days. Thanks to Paizo, I have here Kyra, the human cleric! I was asked what order I was doing these in -- I'm going through them alphabetically (alchemist, cleric, fighter, etc...) Enjoy! Here's what Paizo's Mark Seifter has to say about Kyra: "Kyra ... has a bunch...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 04:02 AM
    Well, let's discuss that mechanic more, for a moment. GUMSHOE doesn't have skill checks for Investigative skills. Technically, you don't need to roll any dice to get all the clues you need in a GUMSHOE game. In GUMSHOE, if you have the relevant investigative skill *at all*, you automatically get the base information available for that skill in that scene. No check or spend is required....
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 03:47 AM
    If you are just going to add in a spell or two to fix it, you aren't changing much of anything. If the spell is known, who isn't going to be able to come up with it after a long rest? So, they start the next day down a spell slot? That's the overall effect. That's added danger? Note that the GM has a throttle on how often death saves are made - by controlling the challenge of the fight,...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 09:08 PM
    Albeit a thread necro, I'd say one of three things should fix it, given the 3.5 or Pathfinder versions: -Remove Disease -Heal -Greater Restoration If I were GM, I'd go with "heal" could do it. Basically, as others said back in the day, if a cleric can cast 6th level spells, they're in "raise the dead" territory, so why not? Besides, it's not like "Cancer" has ever been statted out in...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 08:51 PM
    I use Syrinscape to create playlists that I can toggle between. I can preload them on my computer, so I don't need an internet connection (and don't have to worry about YouTube ads). I'm running a game with four paladin PCs, so I've nabbed a lot of soundtracks composed by Shiro Sagisu. He's done music for the rebuild of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Berserk, Shin Godzilla, and the movie Bleach Hell...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 08:48 PM
    In our home games, we tend to downplay both gender and sexuality, though we do acknowledge it. Some players have played gay or lesbian characters, have even sparked relationships with NPCs, but we don't go into great detail (other than the occasional "blue" humor.)
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 08:34 PM
    What a difference ten years makes. So many of the changes that 4e made have similarities in changes to PF2 (skill ranks by level instead of points; attacks, AC, and saves driven by level instead of charts; much tighter math for both PCs and monster creation rules) as have some ideas that we saw in 5e (such as a version of the "Groovian" magic system) . A large number of Pathfinder players are...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 07:25 PM
    Aww. And he speaks so highly of you.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 07:18 PM
    Get yourself a Jenga set. Every time there's an AOE, a player must draw a brick. Drawing rotates around the table, so the players cannot always have their best person drawing. If the tower falls before the Tarrasque is dead, the town is effectively destroyed. You may alter the tower height to change the difficulty.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 06:43 PM
    The timeline was: 1. Ack, demons and aliens and stuff invading our world. 2. I have a plan! Find portals the invaders are coming through. 3. Seal portals from 8 planes. (Actually it was more than 8, but only 8 ended up mattering.) 4. Demons and aliens and stuff withdraw their forces from those planes. 5. Now we have 8 planes that are free from invaders. 6. Perform Axis Seal ritual,...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 05:38 PM
    That's one way to look at it. Another is to consider that the characters live in the world 24/7, and the players do not, and those checks are the mechanical bridge between the two. Before we consider that they are "leaning on a crutch" we should consider the following: 1) We, as GMs, are probably not as great at writing mysteries as we think, 2) We, as GMs, may not be providing proper...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 04:24 PM
    Interestingly enough, there was a "Taking20" Youtube vlog just yesterday about this very topic, with the most egregious complaints from this thread making the same top 5 list from the video: https://youtu.be/C4yXwO0_J7k
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 02:19 PM
    And you've just outed yourself as being willing to insult fellow posters to "win" the argument. That's not acceptable. Please don't post in this thread again.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 10:43 AM
    If you've been following along with the Pathfinder 2nd Edition playtest news, you're in for a treat over the coming days. Paizo has very kindly sent me the character sheets of all six of the playtest characters, and I'll be sharing them with you one at a time over the next week or so! We'll start today with Fumbus the goblin alchemist. But first, before we delve into the first character,...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 06:47 AM
    I've missed these updates. For a few parts of ZEITGEIST, I wished I had more musical talent. I have no idea what the Dirge of Vekesh should have sounded like. I was just inspired by the fact that before the First Crusade, the pope gave a speech so inspirational that thousands of people were convinced to try to conquer the Holy Land. No one knows what he said, though. I wanted something of...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 03:28 AM
    No disrespect to Mr. Berlew, but if his work has already been mined for ideas, I'd rather they held another setting search, and got entirely new ideas than clawing many of Berlew's back from other products.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 11:12 PM
    3xp.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 04:14 PM
    In this episode we cover the latest RPG news including The Witcher, The Expanse, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4E's careers, Pathfinder 2nd Edition's new ranger, and more. We also play our favourite game in all the world, and discuss licensed RPGs and how they work. Plus a monster psychiatrist deals with an orc with anger issues. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher...
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    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 03:45 PM
    Elderwood Academy is one of the several companies that have cropped up to sell gamers nice accessories - these folks specialize in wooden dice boxes, dice rolling trays, and dice towers. A couple years ago, for X-mas, my wife got me one of their Hex Chests. It is pretty, but one of their early designs in which the magnets that hold the box closed were glued in place. And the magnets are...
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    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 12:31 PM
    Today's the day! The 2018 ENnies voting booth is NOW OPEN! You have until July 21 at 11:59 EDT to vote for this year's Gen Con EN World RPG Award winners, which will be announced live at the ENNies 2018 Ceremony at the Union Station, Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 3rd at 8:00 PM EDT.
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    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 08:52 AM
    Autocorrect. Should be critical.
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    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 02:36 AM
    I don't think you can make general statements that D&D worlds "would have" some particular set of demographics. There is a base question for each world: How many spellcasting clerics are there? That is answered by the GM, not the game rules. Then, once you've answered that question about how many you want, then you can justify why. Simplest answer - the gods don't take just anybody, and...
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 11:02 PM
    Blimey. Hmmm. Let me think. I don't quite grok what that core mechanic is, so it's a little tricky, but it's a point system which at certain levels limits your die rolls? In that case, maybe it reduces your max dice pool? Say every time you criticise when spell casting, your max dice pool goes down by 1d6. I assume there's some kind of recovery mechanic for that in 7th Sea?
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 10:21 PM
    Monte Cook Games has built a very successful publishing company out a a regular series of very successful, smoothly run Kickstarter campaigns. Right on cue, their next one has just been announced... but this time it's not a game. It's a book giving you advice on how to game! Robin D Laws might be the godfather of gaming advice books. Mike Shea (aka Sly Flourish) has also made a name...
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 08:42 PM
    Morrus replied to 6e? Why?
    So important, you had to say it twice!
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 07:04 PM
    This morning I finished Cathrynne Valente's "Space Opera", which to me reads a lot like Douglas Adams. I recommend reading it, but doing so in short bursts, rather than in one sitting. She has a tendency to use long, rich sentences, almost run-on, and if you aren't really focused on the text, you can start eliding over the content. I expect I'm about to start reading Tad Williams' "The...
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 06:35 PM
    Today's article reminds be that WH40K: Wrath & Glory is coming out too. That's an exciting one!
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Tuesday, 17th July, 2018

  • 11:12 PM - Nathan1 mentioned Morrus in post A Collection of D&D Class Build Guides - the Wiki Thread
    It's going to have to be Morrus, my changes aren't sticking. Morrus, just checking in case you haven't noticed this needs attention, please add http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?593300-Guide-How-to-Win-Fights-and-Intimidate-People-(Another-Barbarian-Primer)&highlight=barbarian to the op. No one else has been able to make it stick. Last time it was brought up was when you weren't here.

Monday, 9th July, 2018

  • 05:33 PM - Tormyr mentioned Morrus in post War of the Burning Sky 5E #2: The Indomitable Fire Forest of Innenotdar
    How long till we should see the POD on Drivethru? It took 16 days for chapter 1. Start looking for it in about 2 weeks. That includes the time for the proof copy to be printed and sent to @Morrus for approval. EDIT: Ninja'd by @Morrus with a better explanation. Figures. :D And welcome to the boards, Benathalis. Have some xp.
  • 02:53 AM - Umbran mentioned Morrus in post Hidden

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Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018

  • 04:31 AM - Ancalagon mentioned Morrus in post Cubicle 7 forums to close due to EU data law
    Well this is ... peculiar... http://forums.cubicle7.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11706 This new regulation, GDPR - some data protection thing - is apparently so onerous to meet that they feel forced to close their forum. Juuuust as the 4rth edition of warhammer was about to be released too... Morrus, could this impact EN world somehow?

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018

  • 10:07 PM - Hussar mentioned Morrus in post D&D Has the Biggest Playerbase, So Why is it the Hardest for 3rd Party to Market Too?
    Fair enough. I have to admit though, I find it a bit difficult to believe that Morrus has never seen 2pp used as a term on the boards. I have. But, hey, it's not really that big of an issue to be honest. Again, there are so few licensed publishers out there that it's not really a problem. As far as the original question goes, I'm actually frankly confused why someone would think that it's much harder for 3PP to get their name out there than it was, say, back in the d20 boom days. With the mountain of Patreons, Kickstarters and various other venues, I'm seeing an awful lot of pretty successful attempts at getting product out there. Thing is, there's just so much material out there that it can be pretty easy to get lost in the weeds.

Friday, 18th May, 2018

  • 11:02 AM - Li Shenron mentioned Morrus in post PbP games: what works and what doesn't?
    Oh and I have a suggestion for Morrus too... try to see if there is a possibility for adding a forum functionality by which a forum member can subscribe to a thread and get notifications when someone else replies to the thread. AFAIK this is not how it works at the moment, you get notifications only if you receive a PM, mention or XP. Having notifications on subscribed threads would greatly help a PbP player know when a game has progressed, and reach the thread in a couple of clicks rather than having to find it in the subforums.

Saturday, 12th May, 2018

  • 10:55 AM - 97mg mentioned Morrus in post Purchased Gold
    Thanks Morrus! Sorry it was silly of me not to tag you :) No drama or rush buddy, just wanted to donate a little and give a few players some GP rewards for their efforts. Have emailed you. Cheers! Ivan

Thursday, 10th May, 2018

  • 02:11 PM - CapnZapp mentioned Morrus in post Purchased Gold
    Morrus: perhaps it would be good to update your instructions for this Meta subforum to include "please tag me for a speedier response"? ☺ I believe I speak for most of us when I say I expected the mod team to actively monitor the entire Meta forum; on most forums it's sole purpose (whatever it's name) is to contact the staff. Regards

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

  • 10:29 AM - Lylandra mentioned Morrus in post Harassment Policies: New Allegations Show More Work To Be Done
    ...te, caring etc then men" so if a woman speaks up "loudly", she's acting against her role. I know that this holds true more in face-to-face environments, whereas online debates are often no more than mere black-on-white (or inversed) text. Still she identified as a woman. And from what I read, Afrodyte is done with playing the "nice little woman". She's (rightfully) upset about the fact that there are many victim-blaming posts or posts filled with micro-misogyny in this thread that were not being called out while her arguments were dissected. She's also under the impression that male-identifying posters are being less challenged and have it far easier being listened to. And I understand her. Because being a woman who's active online, who has a mind of her own and who gets vocal from time to time can be hard. That being said, I still think that ENWorld is one of the best places to discuss my/our hobby, including systemic problems in our community. And I'm really thankful for Morrus and the other mods to keep it this civil. (Because, honestly, other, more general gaming forums oftentimes look as if they're the little brethren of /b )

Monday, 7th May, 2018

  • 08:19 PM - RedJenOSU mentioned Morrus in post Harassment Policies: New Allegations Show More Work To Be Done
    So I want to say I am sorry for the stuff I am missing and I want to do better. I don’t do cons but since the problem is everywhere I need to step up and do better in general. In general women are very willing to give individual men several chances to get it right so long as they are trying to move in a positive direction. Personally, I'll excuse any first offense that is done without malice (doing something on purpose to push buttons is not without malice in my book). I'll even accept slip-ups if you keep trying to do better. We're all human (I didn't see any AI's here) and humans make mistakes, so I'm never looking for perfection. I'm looking for progress and growth. I'll be honest, this discussion has gone on to the point where I'm surprised. That's pleasantly surprising and speaks well for Morrus and ENWorld's moderation.
  • 04:00 PM - RedJenOSU mentioned Morrus in post Harassment Policies: New Allegations Show More Work To Be Done
    So if @Morrus told you to stop he would not be on your side and he you be sustaining and supporting the structural dynamics that allow harassment and assault to continue and thrive in this environment so you won't feel safe? No. That does not seem consistent with your viewpoint. Do you yield to authority (Morrus) and because lowkey13 has none per say in this environment you deem him as an enemy if he requests the same thing from you? No. Le me try to put the dots close together. Afrodyte has stated previously that if @Morrus feels that what she is doing should stop, then upon being notified of his choice as the moderator, Then she will respect his request as the moderator. At that time she would discontinue her attempt to demonstrate through her requests (Name, SSN, pic) instances in this discussion that she personally feels fall somewhere between unfriendly and hostile toward women.
  • 03:33 PM - Sadras mentioned Morrus in post Harassment Policies: New Allegations Show More Work To Be Done
    Yet, I find it interesting that my fairly benign statements showing that I don't automatically trust every self-proclaimed good dude are getting more heat than some of the deeply unsettling things several posters have been saying in the past 15 pages I've been participating on this thread. That is a curious statement. The last 15 pages have been relatively mild compared to what had been posted before where Morrus got involved several times. As for you getting heat more than the trolls, citation needed. I'm not seeing any evidence of what you're claiming, especially given the XP count which equates to support. If you really think that an exaggerated demonstration of the daily precautions I have to take to avoid harassment and assault is unfairly blaming poor, innocent men who are just trying to have a discussion, you haven't been paying attention to what several women and men have been saying on this thread, and you are not on my side (whatever being on my side supposedly means), and it all of it sustains and supports the structural dynamics that allow harassment and assault to continue and thrive in environments where people are supposed to be safe. So if @Morrus told you to stop he would not be on your side and he you be sustaining and supporting the structural dynamics that allow harassment and assault to continue and thrive in this environment so you won't feel safe? Furthermore why doe...

Sunday, 6th May, 2018

  • 01:35 AM - Mouseferatu mentioned Morrus in post Harassment Policies: New Allegations Show More Work To Be Done
    Wait, now people are claiming it's not even SPF who posted in this thread? The man has a Facebook account, among other internet footprints, and he's posted some of the exact same things there, as well as actually discussing his participation in this thread. And he writes (or did write) for this site, which means he already has an established forum handle and Morrus knows his IP address. Jesus fried chicken...

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Tuesday, 17th July, 2018

  • 09:52 PM - BookBarbarian quoted Morrus in post Baldur's Gate Designer Leaves Bioware To Form D&D Publishing Company
    Baldur’s Gate 2 and Planeacape: Torment were both as good, if not better. Tastes vary of course, and there have been dozens of D&D video games since then. I loved NWN1, probably more than the BG games. I also loved NWN 1. NWN 2 fell a little flat for me, but the Mask of the Betrayer Expansion was really good. Hard to beat that NWN 1 toolset though.
  • 01:10 PM - ajevans quoted Morrus in post The Expanse RPG by Green Ronan
    The AGE system isn't a d20 system. What he said. Green Ronin have explicitly stated that it will be based on AGE https://greenronin.com/blog/2017/08/17/press-release-green-ronin-to-publish-the-expanse-rpg/ So really not sure where this d20 variant thing is coming from.

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  • 09:12 PM - HomegrownHydra quoted Morrus in post Pathfinder 2 Character Sheet #3: Valeros, Human Fighter
    That’s an awesome example of glass half empty! :) It looks like you will want to minimise attacks because attacking directly reduces the amount of movement you get. So combat looks to be a very dynamic affair with everybody running around until they accidentally run into a foe. In other words, both are true. You can do either. It’s what you choose to make of it. You don't win a battle by running around. Attacks are inherently worth more than movement because it's the attacks that end a battle. So the PF2 method isn't much different than Full Attacks from 3e/PF1 which similarly discouraged movement.

Friday, 13th July, 2018

  • 08:48 PM - M3woods quoted Morrus in post Defense Options
    There’s an article on EONS which covers the idea of various stances. I can’t remember it’s name offhand though! I think it was titled En Garde. Also, The Holds of Vendalyr has several new exploits for the DEFENSE-minded character: Elusive Mark, Cunning Defense, Reactive Strike, Reactive Trip, and Uncanny Dodge. Plus, each of the eight stances (called Tilts in the book) offer a psionic ability that applied to DEFENSE while the stance is active.

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018

  • 02:11 AM - A Lone Chocobo quoted Morrus in post [WION] A couple of questions
    Blimey. Hmmm. Let me think. I don't quite grok what that core mechanic is, so it's a little tricky, but it's a point system which at certain levels limits your die rolls? In that case, maybe it reduces your max dice pool? Say every time you criticise when spell casting, your max dice pool goes down by 1d6. I assume there's some kind of recovery mechanic for that in 7th Sea? There is a limit to what you can roll, it's kind of like VtM or Exalted in that it maxes out at 5 ranks for both stats and skills. If you mean Fate Magic and how the lashes work, what happens is when you get a certain amount of lashes you cannot use dice reading that number or below when you are building sets of ten. 5 lashes means when you are building a set of 10, any dice that read 5 or below can't be used. Sorry if it seems if I am repeating myself, but I don't quite understand what you mean. As for recovering from the lashes, there are two ways, in fact. You either: Pay in Blood. That means if you want t...

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018

  • 09:12 PM - A Lone Chocobo quoted Morrus in post [WION] A couple of questions
    That's weird. I definitely answered this this morning, and my reply has vanished. Anyway, here goes again... Deity portfolios only tell you what secrets you are allowed to choose - they don't give them to you for free. Alright, thanks for clearing that up. I'm not familiar with 7th Sea magic, but from what you're describing they sound like they would be careers like the Firemage, Necromancer, etc. After thinking on it, that actually makes a lot of sense. Especially when I re-read through N.O.W. and saw that some martial artists careers can give exploits. I'll probably create a bunch of exploits for the fate witch to take, along with a couple of other exploits. Thanks for that. Maybe throw it a tarot card reading skill too. Another one of the big things about Fate Magic is the fact that fate doesn't like you messing with her strands. In the game, the mechanic is that you gain something called a lash for every time you use fate magic. What this does is essentially lock you from using a ...
  • 08:45 PM - Salthorae quoted Morrus in post 6e? Why?
    So important, you had to say it twice! Yeah... very weird Tapatalk issue. It posted and then when I unlocked my phone again, it re-posted. I’ll delete or edit one to “double post”
  • 05:11 PM - tomBitonti quoted Morrus in post Some fun stats!
    Interests are (in order): Gamers, Movie Lovers, hardcore Gamers, Roleplaying Game Fans, Fast Food Cravers (?!?), Technophiles, Music Lovers, Comics & Animation Fans, Value Shoppers, and then Shutterbugs (whatever that is). Huh. I wonder how Google can deduce those categories, unless they either understand what folks are looking at on this site, or are doing cross-site associations. (I presume that they do both of these things.) My guess is that Fast Food Lovers are folks who frequently eat American style fast food, and Shutterbugs are either folks who are into photography and have invested in medium to high end photography equiptment, or are folks who like to take (and post) pictures, which is very easy now to do with phones and tablets. Did some searching and found this: Google defines the Affinity Categories as broad content categories that identify users in terms of their lifestyles. It is no surprise that the top affinity category for a news publishing site is “News Junki...
  • 11:53 AM - Caliburn101 quoted Morrus in post Pathfinder 2's Ranger Is A Magic-Free Wilderness Hunter
    It’s pretty much Aragorn. And all the more interesting for that. I would say 'Cue the argument about what class and level the Fellowship members were' but it seems someone beat me to it with the evergreen debate on Gandalf. :p

Monday, 9th July, 2018

  • 10:54 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post Hidden
  • 09:33 PM - Marandahir quoted Morrus in post Pathfinder 2's Ranger Is A Magic-Free Wilderness Hunter
    It’s pretty much Aragorn. I don't see his Warlord or Paladin-like abilities, so I don't think that's a fair comparison. That would be like saying a Wizard class was pretty much Gandalf, when we all know he's just as much Cleric and Paladin. Lord of the Rings characters never fit into one specific race-class chassis in any edition of D&D. It's a lot of effort to make them "work." I just found it slightly ironic that this was one of the topics of countless edition wars of years past. I hope it doesn't lead to Pathfinder 1e vs Pathfinder 2e. This does look like a fun one in my opinion, and is a design choice 5e D&D probably should be considering if they're still thinking about further Ranger revisions. Module approach is usually good in my book, especially in a game like Pathfinder where so much is tinkerable.
  • 08:25 PM - kingpin000 quoted Morrus in post [NEW/NOW] Looking for some insight and tips to create careers for a Mass Effect campaign
    I don't know what that means? For example you have grade 11 (8d6) and take the first exploit, your minion has now a MDP of 2d6. When you took the first exploit earlier and now take the second one, your minion has a MDP of 4d6. When you took the first and the second one earlier and now take the third one, your minion has the same MDP like you (8d6). The idea behind it that the PC specializes the ability to use a NPC as proxy instead of spawn it out of boredom. The PC has to sacrifice slots of exploits to get the minion at full strength. This isnt much a problem in a fantasy setting but in modern and scifi settings, it could end up in a drone like this for a starting character.
  • 07:40 PM - kingpin000 quoted Morrus in post [NEW/NOW] Looking for some insight and tips to create careers for a Mass Effect campaign
    No. But I reckon an exploit could be used to grade up a creature by one dice pool, as long as it always has a lower MDP than you do. What do you think about the "D&D approach" to split the ability into three exploits (0.25/0.5/1xMDP) to avoid the abuse of it at the early levels?

Sunday, 8th July, 2018

  • 11:54 PM - kingpin000 quoted Morrus in post [NEW/NOW] Looking for some insight and tips to create careers for a Mass Effect campaign
    Wouldn't tech just be something you can buy separately? Tech powers are coming from the Omni-Tool, which works like a smartphone but it can create solid holographic extensions (like the Omni-Blade or Tech Armor). I saw exploits which gives you a weapon or equipment for free but in standard quality. Upgrading the quality is the expensive part (to increase the equipment bonus from 0d6 to 5d6, step by step. The same counts for the Biotic Implants. By the way, do you think the implants should only available as origin career or should it be possible to become a Biotic a bit little later? If you are trying to go for a campaign that's as close to the ME's system as possible maybe TECH would be LOG+INT. You could also go for the tech powers as career exploits, I think. That way it feels similar to the game. I had the same thought. I would even keep all the exploits within the careers instead of having universal exploits for Biotic and Tech (like the Star Knight in NEW). Which careers (from a...
  • 11:14 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted Morrus in post Sci-fi fantasy RPG suggestions? Shadowrun?
    I’m British. 99158
  • 09:12 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted Morrus in post Sci-fi fantasy RPG suggestions? Shadowrun?
    Starfinder sounds like a strong choice. Hey, Big Man, why didn’t you plug your own system? After all... http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?647986-Space-Fantasy-Starfinder-ishness&p=7459310#post7459310
  • 08:16 PM - Brian I quoted Morrus in post Space Fantasy / Starfinder-ishness
    Awesome. And yea, Dragonstar. Still surprised that one hadn’t been rolled back out, given how frequently it comes up. I’ll need to give it a glance for some items to incorporate (or not). That's pretty much what the system is designed to do - combine OLD and New to put magic in space. Starfinder didn't exist when they were made, but the image in my head was Dragonstar. So, yeah. Mixing OLD and NEW together to make Starfinder is *exactly* the original design intent. :)


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Adventures in Middle Earth 5E Journey Cheat Sheet
Just a quick one-page home-made sheet summarising the journey process.
163 0 1 Thursday, 22nd February, 2018, 08:18 PM Thursday, 22nd February, 2018, 08:18 PM
ZEITGEIST #13: Avatar of Revolution (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the thirteenth and final adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!



Finale and Free Will


The mastermind Nicodemus tried to foster enlightenment and empathy, to create the best of all possible worlds. After centuries of pursuing his gr...
11 0 2 Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, 01:23 PM Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, 01:23 PM
WOIN Super Quick NPC Stats
Need an NPC quickly, no statblocks available, not too much detail required? Simply use this table for base statistics at each Max Dice Pool.

Also includes examples of each from 5d6 to 12d6, divided into pre-calculated archetypes - brute, expert, ma...
110 -1 1 Thursday, 8th June, 2017, 06:35 PM Saturday, 10th June, 2017, 04:19 PM
Captain Wrigley's Starship Emporium
A selection of ships suitable as starter ships - small freighters, transports, etc. along with rules for reducing the price for used ships and ship quirks.
230 0 1 Thursday, 23rd February, 2017, 08:17 PM Friday, 10th March, 2017, 01:41 PM
WEG d6 - WOIN Equipment Conversion Guide
This simple guide allows you to convert WEG d6 weapons (from games such as Star Wars RPG) to WOIN, enabling you to use all WEG Star Wars equipment resource books in your game. There are various official and unofficial books around on the web. The ite...
161 0 1 Wednesday, 28th December, 2016, 07:10 PM Wednesday, 28th December, 2016, 07:10 PM
Darth Vader
It had to be done. WOIN stats for everybody's favourite Sith Lord and movie villain.
250 0 1 Saturday, 24th December, 2016, 01:36 PM Saturday, 24th December, 2016, 08:57 PM
Ogron All-Master Class X Warship
As featured in the upcoming EONS adventure The Last Survivor. This warship is a customised version, with some of the weaponry etc. switched out to convert it to a slaver ship. It still retains a couple of nasty concussion missiles, though.
73 0 1 Monday, 7th November, 2016, 03:33 PM Monday, 7th November, 2016, 05:04 PM
8 Alien Races: Fan Content Entries
These eight new races for NEW (and other sci-fi WOIN games) are the entries in the alien race contest. They are presented here as written. (Note -- I didn't write these, and can't take any credit - I just uploaded them!)
382 0 1 Sunday, 23rd October, 2016, 03:24 PM Tuesday, 25th October, 2016, 11:41 AM
d20 Modern - WOIN Conversion Guide
This allows you to quickly and easily convert d20 Modern (and d20 Future) weapons and equipment to the WOIN system.
235 0 1 Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:22 PM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:22 PM
FASA-WOIN Starship Conversion Guide
FASA’s Ship Recognition Manuals for the 1980s Star Trek line of products contain hundreds of ships. Many of these stat blocks are archived (and expanded upon with new ships for later shows) on the web. This short guide describes how to convert a FAS...
183 0 1 Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 11:01 AM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 11:03 AM
Traveller-WOIN Starship Conversion Guide
Use this guide to quickly convert a Traveller starship for use in WOIN.

Note that this has been superseded by the Small Ships article - EONS # 54. Therefore, the hull sizes have changed. Instead of scaling small ships down to undersized ships, the f...
173 0 1 Tuesday, 18th October, 2016, 03:01 PM Sunday, 21st May, 2017, 01:00 PM
Traveller-WOIN Conversion Guide
The guide provides rules for converting Traveller (2008 and 2016) weapons to WOIN. You will need the appropriate source material for item descriptions, etc.
153 0 1 Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:11 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:26 PM
RESOLVE
The optional RESOLVE rules for sanity and social combat for the WOIN roleplaying game system.
110 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 07:16 PM Saturday, 8th October, 2016, 01:38 PM
N.E.W. Character Sheet
This is the official NEW character sheet.
183 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 07:15 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:14 PM
WOIN Style Guide
This short document describes some of the basic rules of writing an article or product for a WOIN game.
294 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 03:11 PM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:23 PM
Starship Sizes: Fighters & Titans
I was writing this for EONS magazine, but it turned out I only needed one page and that does not an EONS article make. So here it is for free!

This is just a draft; I have NOT playtested this. It is designed to accommodate different assumptions in s...
232 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 01:04 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:15 PM
d20-WOIN conversion guide
Take a d20 (3.x, Pathfinder, etc.) stat block and run through the steps to convert to a WOIN stat block. It's draft; it undoubtedly needs tweaking, but it's a decent start, I think. I'd very much appreciate it if folks would test it with various d20/...
214 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 01:01 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:11 PM
ZEITGEIST #12: The Grinding Gears of Heaven (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the twelfth and penultimate adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!

The End Has Already Begun

Things are falling apart. An attempt by the Obscurati conspiracy to create a more perfect world was sabotaged, and the world is descending i...
138 0 2 Monday, 22nd February, 2016, 12:29 PM Monday, 22nd February, 2016, 12:30 PM
ZEITGEIST #11: Gorged on Ruins (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the eleventh adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!

The World is Falling Apart

After the stars fell and the sun vanished, a new world order arose, controlled by a group known as the Obscurati. Now four nations are poised to assault ...
90 0 2 Thursday, 22nd October, 2015, 12:08 AM Tuesday, 8th December, 2015, 06:07 PM
Excalibur Class XIV Battleship
The Excalibur class was something of an experiment, and not an entirely successful one. The technological limits at the time of construction meant that compromises had to be made both in terms of firepower and in terms of basic onboard facilities...
84 0 1 Tuesday, 20th October, 2015, 06:33 PM Monday, 26th October, 2015, 03:30 PM

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