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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 PM
    Yeah, what got me thinking about it is, "what's the difference between, 'never understood what you are saying,' and 'never heard you say it in the first place?' " Recognition of the command sounds like it's key to the magic of the spell.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 PM
    Those are some of my favorite moments as a player - when you and another player are in on the dynamic and it just works. I once met another player at Gencon, first time we had ever spoken, where I played the Greyhawk character Robilar and she played Quij, Robilar's *ahem* faithful orc manservant. I gave her no end of crap, making Quij take trapfinding detail, ordering him into danger first, etc....
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 10:09 PM
    RAW: Sounds like it wouldn't matter. They are affected by the Geas, they take the damage. RAI: Reading the spell more carefully, note that if a creature "does not understand" the spellcaster (know their language), the spell has no effect. This sounds like the target needs to KNOW that they are disobeying the caster. Their very disobedience is what triggers the spell - reinforced by the fact...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 PM
    Now now Taran, you started this tangent by noting frustration with DMs who ignore dodging and spells like sanctuary. Overlord is basically saying turnaround is fair play, that as much as DMs may use in game knowledge to make their monsters more tactical, players can do it too.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 PM
    I don't know if this is in similar vein or not, but I used to play with a guy who for some reason, consciously or not, decided to "one-up" every PC I played by playing a PC with the same party role, but with lots of rules-tweaking to make the PC better. It was kind of obvious after a while: (1) I would create a PC, (2) he would get tired of the PC he was playing and retire them, and (3) a new PC...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 PM
    So you asked someone to make a thread about dodge, they did so....and then you decided to clutter the forum with another thread about the exact same topic?
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 PM
    Lets say a person was subjected to a GEAS, but then shortly after their memory was modified so they don't remember getting the GEAS effect. Would they have any knowledge or innate way to avoid the actions restricted by the GEAS, or would they just stumble into it and take the damage?
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 PM
    Like many other things, dodge is situationally the right call. It is to me most often used when you don't have any effective recourse against a foe for a given round, either because that foe is unattackable for some reason or you are in a terrible position and need to get into better position. The two examples in a game I can think of were: 1) Our party had to cross a hall in a keep in which...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 PM
    I love a fate of the world philosophical debate. Uncle Uru is a fine fey titan.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 PM
    Loving this work so far! My request is a revamp of the mummy lord. To this date the absolute most disappointing creature for its CR my group has seen to date. Its defense is so low a stiff breeze can kill it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 05:32 PM
    Morrus and Peter are joined this week for an epic-length episode by Rodney Thompson, designer on Star Wars SAGA Edition, Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Lords of Waterdeep, Destiny 2, Dusk City Outlaws, and currently on Kickstarter: Spectaculars. In the news, we have the release of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage and Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, financial troubles at John Wick Presents,...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 05:16 PM
    This is the segment that you are getting confused on. Sanctuary does not generally cause an attack action to be wasted. 1) The monster tries to attack you. 2) It fails its save. 3) It now has the option to attack someone else. Only if it can't (or won't) is its attack action wasted. So unless the monster used all of its movement to get to you, and has no other targets, it is free by the...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Perfect. I realized I was looking at the quick section in the back of the PH instead of true monster description. You are absolutely right, thank you very much.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 PM
    So in my campaign, the party works for a city with access to very high level magics. 8th level spells are not out of question when necessary. The only caveat is while revivification is possible, other raise dead magics are not. Further, the city has very good security, and a lot of licence to use it. Aka, there is no "legal protections" that would hinder them in the pursuit of their...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 PM
    You walk into a room, and 10 archers knock their arrows at you.... Um, yeah I dodge!!!
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    Today, 03:05 PM
    In my last game, my players are trying to extract information from a dead cult member who is notoriously known for secrecy (this was my attempt to see if secrets can actually be kept from determined high level magic). They first tried speak with dead on it, but got cryptic answers. They wanted to use zone of truth on it, but I ruled that as a corpse it was not a creature and so not affected by...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 07:18 AM
    Stanfield benefits from the miniadventure Bonds of Forced Faith, and possibly from getting blown up and resurrected in adventure five.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    Man, I'll take it. I kinda wish The Good Place had come out before I started writing ZEITGEIST, because I would have been more careful to include more philosophies and moral quandaries. The Voice of Rot is sort of a nihilist villain, to contrast with the high-minded ideals of the Ob. But I do feel like I could have layered him a bit more, or at least given him more time to interact with the...
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 AM
    Force Gauntlet Oversized heavy, yet articulated gauntlet that crackle with greenish-white energy when used. Provides a deflection field against ranged attacks and area attacks (explosions, flamethrower attacks), energy ranged bolt attack which can push back a target, critical knock down. Energized melee strikes also push back/knock off balance and knock prone. Force Gauntlets (PL6/7 Simple &...
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    Ionic Blaster This heavy energy pistol fires ionized particles that are slightly radioactive, making the weapon particularly dangerous to organic life. The weapon is heavily shielded, with a heavy shroud around the barrel and trigger guard. Unfortunately the weapon is energy intensive, making it eat through power packs quicker than comparable weapons. Due to the radiation damage the weapon...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Oh, I see! What we in the hobby like to call "dice"! :D
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    But it isn't his move. His move only happens on his own turn, and it is the cube's turn.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Add to that Equestrian, Auto Mechanic (roughly Tech Level 7 in GURPS speak), and Certified Lunatic Wartime Driver. ;-)
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    With that many players, stronger monsters won’t help thst much. Your players will still mulch them. My group of 6 handles CRs +5 all the time without even breaking a sweat. More monsters is really the way to go, or focus on area attack monsters. Also, active traps can be great here. A trap can be set up to hit multiple parties, and can be a good change of pace compared to “every enemy has a...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:57 PM
    He could fall prone, or we could call it disadvantage on Strength and Dexterity checks for both the fighter and wizard until the situation is resolved.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    A nonlethal doomsday bomb, eh? I'm sure that'll be popular with the public. Poor Kell going down before he got to gouge anyone's eyes out.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    I'd say "official" is nothing, but "default" is Forgotten Realms, if I were to distinguish between the two terms.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
    What is "RNG"? I"m not familiar with that terminology.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    Presumable every action she takes deletes somebody from the perspective of a time traveller.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    Doesn't solidify until experienced? I've not heard that one.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 AM
    Yeah. They used to get around that with the "fixed point in time" technobabble but they don't do that any more. But all of it's the past for the Doctor, so every alien stopped is altering history.
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:58 AM
    darjr replied to 4e PDF bundles?
    Here is an easy link for you. The rules compendium is awesome. It's my affiliate link, FYI. https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?filters=0_0_0_0_0_45349_0_0&affiliate_id=182934
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 AM
    Umbran started a thread Stan Lee - Excelsior!
    I know this is mentioned in the Remembrances thread, but the man had such an impact on genre fiction, I think he deserves his own thread. Mr. Stan Lee, one of the fathers of modern comic books and superheroes, has passed, at the age of 95. https://www.npr.org/2018/11/12/106322838/a-marvel-of-a-man-stan-lee-dead-at-95
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 07:00 PM
    They're definitely doing the "teaching history" part of Doctor Who, aren't they? I agree that the Doctor was just a bystander in this episode. All they did is witness events.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 05:06 PM
    I don't have kids myself, but I have some very recent experience with this... One of the players in my regular game wanted his 13-year-old daughter to learn about D&D. But, having your father run the game is pretty lame, and can lead to some weird dynamics, so he asked me to do it - I ran a game for the dad, the kid, a friend of hers, and my wife (who is a kid of unofficial godmother to the...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:16 PM
    Last month EN5ider, the 5E Patreon, introduced the Geomancer class. In this week's article, Josh Gentry provides you with three new geomancer orders - Order of the Apothecary (mystical healers), Order of the Architect (builders and protectors), and Order of the Rune Knight (wielders of elements in war). Illustrated by Julio Rocha and Tan Ho Sim. Recently on EN5ider: #239....
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 02:45 AM
    I appreciate the notes. Yeah I think to me the Eidelon's offensive CR is a bit underrepresented because it has a very solid possibility of knocking out an equivalent level player in a single round....which of course reduces the party's offense against it. Compare that to a stone golem that will take a few rounds to do the same, so it has to endure more punishment. But again I don't think this...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:33 AM
    By "before" you mean in a different system. I guess if you value your gut reaction over actual play experience, there's not really much to debate, is there? You're right - you the way you feel about this game you haven't played yet is how you feel. :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:47 PM
    In don’t think you as a publisher is the target audience of the book. It’s you as a gamer.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:44 PM
    For me it was flight, until I realised that flight without an accompanying invulnerability was a death sentence. One mistake...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:10 PM
    Takes 6 blunt damage. Second question, takes 11 blunt and 1 fire damage.
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:28 PM
    Hmmmm it's almost like a clue of some sort. Why would WotC do that?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:08 PM
    99% of the time the damage type won't matter, so you can deduct the SOAK from the total. The STR bonus applies to his base damage, not to the exploit, so it goes to the bunt damage should that info be needed. The times it will matter are if the target has SOAK to only blunt or only fire, in which case it could only reduce those portions of the total.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:05 PM
    Science interjection - you've got it a little messed up. Arthropoods have two separate issues as they get large. One is weight - the materials used in exoskeletons are not particularly strong. It cannot carry the same weight that bone can - so, if they get too big, arthropod exoskeletons will break legs, and the like. This can be gotten around by fundamentally changing the materials used...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 05:41 PM
    Folks need to read up on biology a bit before going into such things. You folks are making this way too complicated, and you are trying too hard to bind an alien species that only superficially looks human to human mechanisms and structures. I mean, think for a second, if a male can bring a baby to term, it quite obviously doesn't mean the same thing as "male" does in humans. Even on Earth,...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 04:46 PM
    I'd agree with everybody else that I'd play the game before trying to adjust it. You can very rarely get a good feel for a game until you've played it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:26 PM
    Because it occurs to me, as an ironically curious consequence of that, that if WotC’s goal was hypothetically to sell books to you specifically, opening the DMsG has therefore lost them sales rather than gained them.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:06 PM
    Did you buy D&D books before DMs Guild existed?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:48 PM
    Generally speaking, SOAK (and immunities etc.) have to apply to all damage types. The non-SOAKing of armour is slightly awkwardly phrased, though, I'll admit! Basically, if you have *been* poisoned (gas, food, atmosphere, etc.), armour isn't going to help you. If the poison is on a weapon, then sure, armor will help. It's all about the delivery system.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:43 PM
    Merged the two threads for you.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:24 PM
    Just 4 days left for nominations.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:01 AM
    Every time I'm riding in a vehicle and not paying attention to the road, if I notice the road grade I think, "Oh man! I just detected a sloping passage!"
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:18 AM
    Maybe. But doing that would be dumb. See below.... The king isn't always surrounded by guards and knights? Since when? He's got an entire castle of them around him, and no, you can't just come in 'cause you feel like it! He's got personal guards at least outside his chambers, if not within, *all the time*. His chambers have the nation's top clerics and wizards laying protections upon...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:19 AM
    I’ve seen you randomly bring up your personal politics in the form of MRAs in two threads (that I’ve noticed) in the last couple of days. Not sure why. Please don’t do that. This isn’t the place.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 08:13 PM
    Both it and Iron Fist were cancelled last month.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 06:27 PM
    Kings and queens to not typically hold their position due to right of personal arms or personal physical prowess. They hold the role by tradition and political acumen. Any writeup that gives them some understanding of History, a decent Insight, and decent scores in, say, Diplomacy, Deception, and Persuasion would do.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 05:36 PM
    Wow! That's quite impressive! Are the career paths completely random generated?
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 01:20 PM
    That is going to be awesome. Batwoman, Superman, Lois Lane...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 10:05 AM
    Dude, you've got the saddest Xambria.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 10:03 AM
    Oof, man, I'm trying to recall what I intended seven years ago when we designed that. Since then I've learned the rules of and played a lot of games, and so it's kinda a jumble. I think the main thing was the action economy of animal companions. Like, the contraption initially just does one thing, right? But later on, I think I intended it so it could move on its own? Also, I'm pretty...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 09:56 AM
    Yo, it was a lot of writing. I forgot a couple threads along the way.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 08:55 AM
    Basically, the far north is a bad place where everyone expects bad things to happen at the end of the world. I dunno; maybe it's just some gnarly graffiti lots of folks passed around back in the day.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 06:23 AM
    Except, if you weren't before, you now definitely are getting into condescending attack territory. Not so great, there. Please do not stoop to this sort of thing again. Keep it civil. Don't make it personal - if you are addressing the qualities of the speaker, rather than the logic or factual content of the argument, you are basically putting a bullet in the brain of your argument, for all...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 06:02 AM
    So checking out the Tome of Foes book. The Eidolon is a CR 12 creature that can inhabit a sacred statue. The statue gets two attacks....that does 43 damage each!!! Compare that to the CR 16 Iron Golem that only does 2 attacks at 20. This creature could actually take out a D8 hitdice level 12 creature in one round. Now I've been saying for awhile that monsters aren't strong enough, so I'm...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 05:05 PM
    So it sounds like your main concern in the argument isn't the damage of ranged, its the true "range" of ranged. For example in 3e many ranged benefits fell away at 30 feet (Sneak Attack, Point Blank Shot). On the other hand, 5e imposes greater penalty for "moderate ranges". For 3e with your composite bow you suffered a -2 to attack rolls from ranges 110 - 215. In 5e, starting at 150 you...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 01:50 PM
    I agree with others that shield doesn't need to be stronger. That said, if that's your cup of tea I like the force resistance concept. Shield: Until the start of your next turn, you have a +5 bonus to AC. This includes the triggering attack. You have resistance to force damage. Simple and Easy
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 12:08 PM
    Moved to the Kickstarter promotions forum for you.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 12:06 PM
    I could understand the argument coming from 4e, as archers often had trick shots and powers. I would say from 3e you would suffer the same issue, as if the front line is doing their job, the archer does just sit back and wail away.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 11:50 AM
    D&D books are a lot like buses. You wait ages for one, and then suddenly two are released on the same day! Anyway, today's the day that Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage hit game stores, so this is your reminder to head on down to your friendly (or not so friendly) local (or not so local) game store and grab your copies! They'll hit Amazon and other stores on...
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 11:38 AM
    In this week's episode, Morrus and Peter are joined by guests Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor to talk about their roleplaying game Spire and the sourcebook currently on Kickstarter, Strata. In the news, we have more previews of Dungeon of the Mad Mage, more details on RPGSports, a statement from Wizards of the Coast’s president on the state of Dungeons & Dragons, a tease of a new setting, a new...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 01:41 AM
    I would use the Noble statblock, and perhaps throw on a +2 to a skill (basically expertise) if I feel they are going to be particularly amazing at something.
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 11:21 PM
    Its an interesting point. I think the point is valid that there are certain monsters that some party members will struggle to save against. But that said, the effects are not so strong that a high level party cannot recover....often recover immediately. Is that necessarily a "bad thing". I don't necessarily think so. The players take their lumps but still come out triumphant. All of this...
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Monday, 28th May, 2018


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...

Friday, 4th May, 2018

  • 02:58 AM - Mistwell mentioned Morrus in post [+] Plus Threads
    ...o started the thread then replied "You need to read up on the concept of "plus" threads if you think I want an echo chamber, or if you don't see the very valid reasons why the site supports such threads. If you want to keep discussing this that's fine, but I will need to ask you to start a new thread to do it." A second user said they doubted the premise of the thread was possible, and was told again "This is a plus thread. If you want to argue against the premise of the thread, start a new one." When questioned on that, the poster then said, "Questioning the point of the thread is exactly what you don't get to do in a plus thread." Can a user now declare a thread they start to be designated a "plus" thread and therefore police their thread for anyone who questions a premise of the topic? Are we now supposed to always start a new thread if we question the premise of a designated "plus" thread? It's possible I missed that new rule. I asked elsewhere and someone mentioned Morrus had discussed the possibility of such a thing but it had never been enacted as a rule as far as they knew. So, is this a thing now?
  • 12:05 AM - Umbran mentioned Morrus in post Hidden

Tuesday, 1st May, 2018


Monday, 30th April, 2018

  • 05:34 AM - Ancalagon mentioned Morrus in post Most popular class/race combos
    Two comments: 1: I note that the "spread" of classes is much less dramatic than the race spread. The most popular class is a bit more than twice as popular as the least popular class. That's a good thing IMO! Race wise however, the spread is what, 12-13 fold? That's huge. Even is we exclude the non PHB races, the spread remains about 5-fold. I have to say that ... I'm ok with that. I would be far more concerned if the situation was reversed 2: Morrus : this is very cool info, but I'm curious why you are re-posting it?
  • 01:54 AM - Yaarel mentioned Morrus in post Most popular class/race combos
    @Morrus Did the top 10 list accidentally leave out the Elf Wizard? The chart says there are 2744 Elf Wizards and 2568 Human Wizards. This means, the Elf Wizard is a more popular combo than the Human Wizard.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018

  • 06:17 PM - CapnZapp mentioned Morrus in post I gotta ask: the "laugh" points, are they meant as appreciation or as mockery??
    Morrus: this issue doesn't go away. I'm going to report a series of my own posts where a user clicks laugh (yes, I know the button is called "laugh with this post") even though my remarks are not in any sense made with humor in mind. In short, I find it impossible to interpret this as anything else than mockery. I am writing this post because I know you are busy and might have a mod handle the reporting, so you might not even see the series of reported posts. (I need to post this first so I can include a link in my reports for your moderation convenience) If you or your mods redtext the user to stop abusing the laugh functionality all is well in the world. But I am ressurrecting this thread to clearly flag that it is not a new issue, and it remains a serious one. I've gotten dozens of laugh points I could have done well without, and I feel that if I do not bring thus back up to your attention it will never stop. I can't be alone in getting these points that only burn. If y...
  • 06:16 PM - CapnZapp mentioned Morrus in post Sibriex stats and art!
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  • 01:24 PM - Ghal Maraz mentioned Morrus in post [PF2] Cleric class preview + spells per level
    Morrus: - the expert proficiency in divine spellcasting is at 12th level, not 13th; - it's strongly implied that, when getting a new spell level, you get two spell per day; - 10th level spells aren't gained at 19th level: details are still unknown.


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Wednesday, 24th October, 2018


Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018

  • 08:52 PM - dragoner quoted Morrus in post Adventures with extensive backstory
    Anybody else have this problem, or is it just me? Ye olde info dump; you are inline with about 90% of the players in my games, I usually give about 3 paragraphs at most, usually far less, and if for those that like info, a separate pdf (last was 5 pages on sea life and one of the players still thought it wasn't enough :heh: ). I figure 2-3 sentences is ideal, and if ongoing, I parse it out into relevant bits during descriptions in play. This doesn't include poorly written exposition, some people need a lesson on being concise. Giving relevant, useful data is a keystone for the story arc, or whatever.
  • 03:48 PM - Mustrum_Ridcully quoted Morrus in post Thirteenth Doctor - First Season - Thoughts? (SPOILERS WELCOME)
    One thing I found quite compelling was the unpleasant realisation that the Doctor and Graham needed to *be* the white people taking up the space so the driver had to tell Parks to move. You could see they so wanted to help, but knew they couldn't. It was important that they didn't make to that the Doctor inspired Parks, or caused the events, or anything like that. It was a strong choice to have nobody even really notice the Doctor, and for none of the primary characters agency to be altered or reduced. They all made the choices and did the things they did on their own initiative, and the Doctor had nothing to do that. Instead, she was busy dealing with a time traveller and ensuring he didn't stop it, while staying out of the way. It would have been kinda funny if they didn't realize what was up, and the Doctor would just give up her spot for Rosa Parks, only to realize she just has screwed up the timeline and has to fix things.
  • 07:29 AM - Tonguez quoted Morrus in post Thirteenth Doctor - First Season - Thoughts? (SPOILERS WELCOME)
    I'm really impressed by the episode, most Doctor History episodes are iconoclasmic romps but this one managed to be respectful and well researched (even including her NAACP Youth Council links). The cast were good, they managed to give the subject of racism gravitas while also working in a couple of jokes, a bit of social commentary and a closing tribute. Well done One question about the bad guy — why didn’t he just send Rosa Parks back in time? He couldn’t harm her, but he could send people back in time. Seems a much easier way to accomplish his aims. I'm assuming its the same logic that makes the Weeping Angels bad - they don't actually kill you, they just "take your life away", I can accept the inhibitor accounting for that too
  • 02:18 AM - jonesy quoted Morrus in post Thirteenth Doctor - First Season - Thoughts? (SPOILERS WELCOME)
    One question about the bad guy — why didn’t he just send Rosa Parks back in time? He couldn’t harm her, but he could send people back in time. Seems a much easier way to accomplish his aims. I can just see it. Rosa Parks arrives to the moment the very first slave ship arrives to America, and somehow ends up ending slavery on the continent before it even begins. :p

Monday, 22nd October, 2018

  • 11:11 PM - Jester David quoted Morrus in post Thirteenth Doctor - First Season - Thoughts? (SPOILERS WELCOME)
    I felt it was let down a little by the villain himself, who just felt a bit like a placeholder, but the primary cast was excellent. Doctor Who Where a white supremacist trying to derail the civil rights movement isn't "evil" enough. ;)
  • 08:53 PM - MarkB quoted Morrus in post Thirteenth Doctor - First Season - Thoughts? (SPOILERS WELCOME)
    It was very good, with some excellent performances. I felt it was let down a little by the villain himself, who just felt a bit like a placeholder, but the primary cast was excellent. It felt like it needed some kind of epilogue to it, showing where/when he ended up, hopefully in some form of ironic-justice context. The fact that we didn't get one suggests that we may see him again.
  • 05:10 PM - Parmandur quoted Morrus in post New Ravnica Race and Guild Details Revealed
    Yup. Me. I've never played M:tG, or even really seen it, but as a new setting for D&D this looks like fun. Yeah, same here, though I've played a few hands of Magic in my time. I've really enjoyed what WotC has been offering for the past few years, but this is easily the most bold and interesting looking product they've put out in a looking time.
  • 03:29 AM - DMMike quoted Morrus in post Adventures with extensive backstory
    More? How many newspapers should I buy? I’m glad that will solve my dislike of adventure backstories. Can’t wait! One a week should do it. If you read full articles in the economy/finance section, backstories will seem downright gripping. :|

Sunday, 21st October, 2018

  • 05:43 PM - Brian I quoted Morrus in post Looking for NEW players
    I mean, people are busy. If they showed interest, they may be able to play at a later date or whatever. They probably won’t now! :) I'd normally agree, for usual type campaigns. With a West Marches style game, the sense is after a month of not commenting, they weren't going to play. It was a bit odd, but it was well announced, and the minimum bar was pretty low for a Player: register at the campaign website and/or the discord server. There's folks who have done so, but aren't ready or able to play now. Folks were given advance notice, and invited to come back. It's been a very interesting (and fun) process regardless. I'm viewing it as learning experience, so how to better advertise, on-board, incentivize, etc. is all part of the deal. I totally appreciate knikpiw and the other members providing organizational help and such as well.

Saturday, 20th October, 2018


Friday, 19th October, 2018

  • 04:43 PM - DMMike quoted Morrus in post Adventures with extensive backstory
    I"m reading one now. It's only 4 pages of backstory, but it is *dense* with names and places and history. It very much feels like I'm doing schoolwork! Especially since it's 4 page of backstory and then about 16 pages of adventure. It feels like a history book. Reached a sentence with 4 different place names and two different character names in it. I keep re-reading it in the hope I can parse it! That's the Twitter/Internet effect. It's a sign that you should buy more newspapers.
  • 11:51 AM - CapnZapp quoted Morrus in post DnD Sports Changes Name To RPG Sports
    Was there something you’d like to say? We told you WotC was not running it. Whats so funny. I don't get it. Read it as nervous laughter and it makes more sense. In the prior announcement he has multiple posts essentially stating that 'of course WotC is involved' and probably being a little to forceful going after those with dissenting opinions. Foot, meet mouth. I will only talk for myself. I don't excuse anyone's impoliteness but I find his reaction quite natural and easy to understand. To me it's incredibly naive to use a brand name unlicensed, and one that is wholly unsuited to the intended purpose at that. Having to make such a sudden course correction begs the question: what where they thinking? But again, maybe that's just me.
  • 10:35 AM - Aldarc quoted Morrus in post What DM flaw has caused you to actually leave a game?
    Disagreeing with somebody isn't a reason to start insulting them. If you can't disagree politely without namecalling, find some other thread to post in.Respectfully, Morrus, that is not my intent here.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018


Wednesday, 17th October, 2018

  • 10:50 PM - MNblockhead quoted Morrus in post "DnDSports": Competitive Play With Prizes
    Hiya! First: Called it! ;) Second: There has always been "competitive play". Yes. One party goes through a module and gets points. Another party then does the same. Then another. And maybe a fourth. Which ever party scored the most points during the completion of the module wins. That was the "competition". I am not a aware of a single "adventure" that pitted two groups of players sitting across from one another in a Colosseum type setting where they try and kill each other. IMNSHO, trying to equate "D&D eSports Competition" and "AD&D Tournaments" from the late 70's and into the 80's is...disingenuous, to say the least. Both are COMPLETELY different methods for determining a 'winning side'. Third: [quote=Morrus] [Quote Originally Posted by DQDesign] totally agree. I'm seriously thinking about abandoning d&d for other TTRPGs. the standard ones, the ones with stories, friends and bucks far away from the table.[End DQDesign Quote] [Quote Originally Posted by Morrus] You want to abandon D&D because somebody else you've never met plays D&D differently to you?[End Morrus Quote] Morrus, I think what DQDesign was trying to intone was the overall D&D RPG Community and the potential to where D&D, as a RPG, could end up. It's not about "not playing my way". It's about bringing in a potentially overwhelming amount of people who are NOT "roleplayers" and are not actually interested in any of the "roleplaying". As this group increases, it would bring in more money and more and more voices asking for what they want. WotC is a company, owned by an evil faceless juggernaut who wants to expand and acquire more of everything (market share, money, IP's, etc). At some point, WotC would 'switch' t...



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O.L.D. Playtest Document: Book I - Characters (October 2014)
This 120-page document is the latest O.L.D. playtest document. It contains the character creation section, along with an introduction to the new magic rules. There are many changes from the previous document. Also included is the latest character ...
1739 +3 2 Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014, 01:39 AM Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014, 01:39 AM
O.L.D. Character Sheet (Oct 2014 Playtest)
This is the latest character sheet for use with the October 2014 playtest document of O.L.D.
125 0 1 Monday, 20th October, 2014, 12:54 AM Monday, 20th October, 2014, 12:54 AM
SANTIAGO AP #4: Coming Attractions on Calliope (4E)
Welcome to the fourth adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for D&D 4th Edition! In this adventure, the heroes continue their hunt for the greatest outlaw of them all.

A tip from the Virgin Queen before she left them se...
35 0 1 Friday, 3rd October, 2014, 12:25 AM Friday, 3rd October, 2014, 12:25 AM
SANTIAGO AP #4: Coming Attractions on Calliope (Pathfinder RPG)
Welcome to the fourth adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for the Pathfinder RPG! In this adventure, the heroes continue their hunt for the greatest outlaw of them all.

A tip from the Virgin Queen before she left them ...
35 0 1 Friday, 3rd October, 2014, 12:23 AM Friday, 3rd October, 2014, 12:23 AM
N.E.W. Playtest Document (August 2014)
This will be the final N.E.W. playtest document for a while - the focus will be on O.L.D. for a time. However, please do feedback on this, as feedback frequently applies to both games. This version of the document contains various small changes and...
0 0 0 Sunday, 10th August, 2014, 05:42 PM Sunday, 10th August, 2014, 05:42 PM
ZEITGEIST NPC Face Cards
120 gorgeous full-color cards for use with the ZEITGEIST adventure path. Each card features an NPC illustration. The card set is useful for both Pathfinder and D&D 4E games, with alternate stats on each side of the card where appropriate.

The deck...
122 +5 1 Monday, 4th August, 2014, 01:01 AM Monday, 4th August, 2014, 01:01 AM
N.E.W. Character Generation Guide
This character generation guide is an excerpt from the N.E.W. core rulebook (latest playtest version). It is designed as a handout for players, so they don't need to buy an entire hardcover themselves. It contains the first 80 pages of the 300+ pag...
1113 0 1 Tuesday, 29th July, 2014, 07:24 PM Tuesday, 29th July, 2014, 07:24 PM
N.E.W. RPG Universe Building Playtest Excerpt
20 pages from the N.E.W. RPG - the chapter on universe building, including star systems, planets, civilizations, alien species, careers, and monsters.
151 0 1 Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014, 03:01 PM Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014, 03:01 PM
Capt. Agatha Drake [elf gunslinger 5; musket damage dealer]
Capt. Agathe Drake
Female Elf Gunslinger (Musket Master) 5 (Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Combat 0, 9)
CG Medium humanoid (elf)
Hero Points 3
Init +8; Senses low-light vision; Perception +12
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Defense
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AC 19, touch 15...
58 0 3 Friday, 18th July, 2014, 11:06 AM Friday, 18th July, 2014, 11:06 AM
N.E.W. Character Sheet [July 2014 Playtest]
This is the latest character sheet, designed for use with the July 2014 N.E.W. playtest document. Also included is a form-fillable version.

The third file is an experimental self-calculating sheet. If you fill out the Character Development Workshee...
705 0 3 Friday, 11th July, 2014, 03:36 PM Friday, 11th July, 2014, 03:36 PM
N.E.W. Playtest Characters
These are the six iconic playtest characters from the rulebook in individual PDF format. Sasha, Goratt, Holmes, TikTok, Ashonn, and Talik. While they all include a back sheet, only Holmes' is fllled out. As the book states, all except Holmes have 1...
1151 0 6 Wednesday, 9th July, 2014, 12:27 PM Wednesday, 9th July, 2014, 12:27 PM
The Lost Territories Quickstart
The Lost Territories is a new RPG developed by Hard Luck Workshop, alongside several other great people: Kris Straub (Acquisitions Incorporated podcasts, Broodhollow, chainsawsuit, Penny Arcade TV, and a bunch of other things), Michael "ThriftyNerd" ...
124 0 1 Friday, 4th July, 2014, 12:56 PM Friday, 4th July, 2014, 12:56 PM
13 True Ways Preview
Pelgrane Press has kindly provided this 15-page preview of 13 True Ways, the expansion book for 13th Age! It contains the table of contents, plus a look at the druid, monk, occultist, and more.
700 0 1 Friday, 4th July, 2014, 12:49 PM Friday, 4th July, 2014, 12:49 PM
SANTIAGO AP #3: Of Devils & Virgins (Pathfinder RPG)
Welcome to the third adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for the Pathfinder RPG! In this adventure, the heroes continue their hunt for the greatest outlaw of them all.

Socrates is hard to please:
He lives in the ...
59 0 1 Tuesday, 24th June, 2014, 11:59 AM Tuesday, 24th June, 2014, 11:59 AM
SANTIAGO AP #3: Of Devils & Virgins (4E)
Welcome to the third adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for the D&D 4E! In this adventure, the heroes continue their hunt for the greatest outlaw of them all.

Socrates is hard to please:
He lives in the shade of...
45 0 1 Tuesday, 24th June, 2014, 11:56 AM Tuesday, 24th June, 2014, 11:56 AM
D&D 5th Edition Cheat Sheet/DM Screen
An awesome DM screen for D&D 5th Edition by Slate Grey.

The second one has layers to turn off the background and shading, and alternate tables on page 4 to replace potion miscibility and scroll mishap.
49527 +10 2 Sunday, 22nd June, 2014, 11:01 AM Sunday, 22nd June, 2014, 11:01 AM
ZEITGEIST #8: DIASPORA (4E & Pathfinder versions)
Welcome to the eighth adventure in the ZEITGEIST: The Gears of Revolution adventure path!

Wherein the past may be best left forgotten!

The Great Malice. Five centuries ago the death of a goddess triggered widespread upheaval, setting the stage fo...
298 0 2 Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, 01:57 PM Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, 01:57 PM
ZEITGEIST #7: Schism (4E & Pathfinder)
On a bleak, remote isle, gathered villains plot the final stages of their grand design. This heavily guarded affair is the best chance to land a killing blow against the Obscurati, but to get close enough to strike, the constables will need an invit...
326 +1 2 Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, 01:55 PM Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, 01:55 PM
D&D 5E Logo Pack
Various 5E logos by TheBlueKnight. All in a ZIP file. Includes version on black and white backgrounds - the ampersand, the "D&D" logo, the Dungeons & Dragons splat, and the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS main logo.
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O.L.D. Wilderness & Travel [Updated 22 May]
Wilderness travel is a staple of fantasy literature. Whether your party is a group of dwarves travelling to slay a dragon, or a fellowship sneaking into enemy territory, journeys across epic landscapes through fell weather and foul monsters continue...
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