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    Today, 08:36 PM
    You donít have to watch them. Itís not like Hollywood doesnít churn out hundreds of original films every year too.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Today, 08:36 PM
    3/4 level sounds fine. The thing is itís such a situational spell. In players hands itís not that great. Even against a bbeg I donít think this would be my go to spell. Against players itís scary strong. Exhaustion is actually very hard to get rid of. Throw this spell out in the first encounter of the day, and you could do more to hinder that player than most anything else you can do...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 PM
    I agree. But... fart jokes just kind of follow Seth McFarland, hanging around him like a cloud of vapors.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 PM
    I prefer it when they lay off the jokes and just pretend to be Star Trek. When it gets into the fart jokes and the like it takes me out of it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 05:26 PM
    I felt Pike was a better Kirk than Chris Pine.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 PM
    Funny thing -- our groups have been using Milestones for close to twenty years now, back when 3e unified the XP tables, well before it made an appearance by that name in 4e.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    I enjoyed the new episode immensely. Pike was perfectly cast, the Enterprise was gorgeous (shame we wonít see much of it) and the plot has me hooked already.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 AM
    It is... more of a guideline, really.
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  • Orius's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 AM
    Pretty good episode tonight. It was a pretty good take on the Enemy Mine plot. The Space Orcs were an interesting element too. And the B plot with Gordon was handled well too, I'd say maybe even better than Trek usually does.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    Using the standard array and the "default" equipment given for each class and background, you can make a 5e level 1 character in approximately 10 minutes. I can't think of getting any faster while still maintaining a sense of meaningful choice about your character. For some, the existing character options, even including multiclassing and feats, are still too small. Personally, I'd really love to...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 PM
    We have had informal agreements aplenty over the years. I'm currently running an Ashen Stars game, in which there are technically formal contract relationships involved as being members of a LASER crew. We most definitely do *not* write it out in full, as it is more like a modern legal document, with scads of sub-clauses. The party's business expert has, on more than one occasion, used his...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    I wasn't the one who said, "the ultimate point of character creation isnít about character custimization but instead itís about having a character you can play in game." If it is just about having "a character," then why not just do it over and over again? Make an absolute statement, and reap the rewards of pure logic. Leave yourself some wiggle room, and you can avoid such traps.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    While Iím not one of those who insist the original team reform (oneís dead, and have you *seen* how old Bill Murray is now?) Iím also not keen on the teenagers approach.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Then there's no need for a creation step at all. Just play the same character again. The sheet's right there. Or, pull a pregen from the internet. Takes maybe 30 seconds.
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    It could double as the party's 10' pole!
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
    Agreed. It wasn't fine art, but then neither was the original. It was a decent flick, good for a summer afternoon.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    Rolling in order only creates viable characters in a statistical sense. So, while decision points are slow, in the long run it probably beats having to roll in order several times before a character is generated that doesn't die when an orc sneezes on it. It is a question of whether you front-load your time expenditure or not. I prefer to do the job right once, rather than do quick...
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    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    I just really like (as in love to hate) the Empire. The aesthetics, the sounds, the styles, Palpatine and Vader, stormtroopers, Star Destroyers, the architecture, even the mouse droids, the whole package ... itís just *got* something that the bad guys in other eras lack. And the balance of ďDavid v GoliathĒ is exactly right. So I enjoy stuff set in that era.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    On then wonders - blatantly insulting people who like something you don't, when we have a distinct "Keep it civil" clause in The Rules? What does that acknowledge? That's a rhetorical question, for you to consider. In any case, do not post in this thread again.
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  • Orius's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:20 AM
    I liked it. Don't really know why people don't like it besides petty nitpicking.
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    Yesterday, 12:48 AM
    At the link in the first post.
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    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 09:40 PM
    We don't see enough to know if his senses engaged. And, Peter went to ash in the Big Snap too. If Peter is back, there's no known reason for Fury to not be back. Yes, it could be Mysterio makes illusions of villains, and then fights the illusions. Or, it is possible that the Elementals and Mysterio are all bad, but after the same thing - in the comics the Elementals were trying to...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 08:09 PM
    James Ohlen, Arcanum Worlds. Producing Odyssey of the Dragonlords. http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5412-Baldur-s-Gate-Designer-Leaves-Bioware-To-Form-D-D-Publishing-Company
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 07:42 PM
    Only if time travel is involved.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 04:44 PM
    Asrabey doesn't have a blade of the goddess of womanhood. But hey, it's your game. Do what you like.
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    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 12:54 PM
    Yes! Sold!
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  • Orius's Avatar
    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 07:03 AM
    I'd rule you learn the base spell and that's it.
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    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 07:00 AM
    Hello, thread necromancy!
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 05:41 AM
    Fair, though as I recall, previous versions of the 5e SRD had more limited content, more akin to what's in Basic. I glanced at the license, but I didn't probe into the content yesterday. If you wanna be really picky, WotC uses version 1.0a, released in 2000. I was not confident enough that *NO OTHER* versions existed out there to assert such.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 04:02 AM
    Classically - illusions are what he does. Well, again classically, there's a group of extradimensional villains from the comics called the Elementals. We have the basic question of whether they are actually here, or if they are something Mysterio cooked up for him to be a hero fighting. I don't expect other cameos of note, as they won't want to reveal who survives Avengers:...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 15th January, 2019, 08:00 PM
    I really liked it. And Batman!
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 15th January, 2019, 05:24 PM
    Is that a limit in the size of a loop in the universe, or in the observable universe?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 15th January, 2019, 12:31 PM
    Morrus replied to Judges campaign
    I ran The Robot Wars as a Judge campaign, and then some of the short adventures in The Robot Wars.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Tuesday, 15th January, 2019, 08:44 AM
    Instant clean....I mean prestidigitation
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Tuesday, 15th January, 2019, 03:54 AM
    Whoa there....that's an issue with those spells being utterly garbage, not the class! :) Even a fireball in a 5th level slot will do more bang for the buck.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 10:45 PM
    If you want an example of a world without an open gaming license, look back historically to TSR (owner of D&D prior to Wizards of the Coast) and their positions on D&D compatible content in the early and mid-1990s -- it was an environment where they insisted that anything that included even terminology now common in the genre (such as phrases like "hit points" or "armor class") became property of...
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    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 09:44 PM
    Leska is motivated by a loathing of pretty much everyone, which turned into a desire to have power over everyone. Her personal goal is conquest for the sake of conquest, and she's just using Coaltongue's death as a justification to rally her people into 'finding the ones responsible.' Also a bit of 'make a show of force so no one thinks we're weak.' Since there's not a ton of long-distance...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 09:13 PM
    The OGL isn't the "3E" OGL or the "5E" OGL. There's just the OGL. And it hasn't been dumped, because it's non-rescindable. Both 3E and 5E have had some (but not all) of their content released under it, as have many other games. One of the main purposes of the OGL, as Ryan Dancey - its architect - said: it means that D&D is here to stay. Nothing can make it go away, not even the whims of a...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 08:55 PM
    *Basic* 5e was released under the OGL, which to a quick scan doesn't appear particularly different from past OGLs. Rather than changing the control by changing the OGL, they did so by limiting content in the SRD - the basic mechanics are all there, but many of the classes are missing. So, anyone can write to the system, and even do something interesting with large changes (like Mutants and...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 08:34 PM
    To model this, you don't have to change anything - just consider that defeating a challenge is *proof* that you've learned something.
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    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 07:39 PM
    I enjoyed it in the cinema, but find it kinda forgettable.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 07:29 PM
    Hold on a second. Let us be clear - with a finite, comprehensible ruleset, there *will* be some options that are better than others. Full stop. Those that like doing deep dives into rules options *will* find them. No game designer can avoid this. It follows, then, that the game can't/shouldn't be designed around preserving all the concepts for optimizers, as it is not a tractable task. ...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 06:02 PM
    Logic or citation, please. Copyright does not allow for reproduction of text - that is not nonsense. So, you need to give a reason why the building and sculpture are not similarly protected. I note - you have to license the right to commercially produce an image of the Empire State Building. They even have an easy web page to apply: http://www.esbnyc.com/business-esb/licensing So,...
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    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 05:21 PM
    I think i recall the comoving distance to the edge of the observable universe (which takes into account expansion - where the edge of the universe is now, after that light was emitted), is currently best estimated as 14.3 billion parsecs, so 45 billion light years or so.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 04:57 PM
    If it were that simple, you could take readable photos of pages of a book, collect them, and sell them as your own. That clearly fails.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 04:55 PM
    Dude, knock off the personal attacks. Address the logic of the post, not the person of the poster. If this is somehow difficult to manage or understand, please take it to e-mail or PM, and we can discuss. Thanks.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 03:33 PM
    I'm going to guess that a simple photographs of what already exists, a scene that could be seen by someone walking by, is *not* going to be considered transformative. After all, the architect and the artist probably were considering the setting, so the "juxtaposition" is their thought before it is the photographer's. For it to be transformative, you need to take a *small* segment of it, and...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 03:12 PM
    Someone also once said that the Edsel was going to be a success. Someone said that Ishtar was a movie worth seeing. And someone said that if you keep making that face, it is going to get stuck like that. Someone is often wrong.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 01:29 PM
    Calling people names because you disagree with them is not appropriate. Both of you, do not respond to one another again in this thread.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 04:31 AM
    Not really. You can do the analysis considering two travelers - one who passes by Earth at 0.8 C on their way to Alpha Centauri, the other passing by Earth at the same moment going 0.9c for the same trip. They'll arrive at Alpha Centauri each having experienced a different amount of time dilation for that segment of trip, both of them moving at constant velocity - so both in inertial frames...
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Sunday, 13th January, 2019, 03:39 PM
    Some more Ratchet and Clank items. Miniturret Glove This large gauntlet manufactured by MegaCorp, allows the user to create egg shaped shells that deploy into small laser turrets. While the miniturret glove is worn, the hand is covered with the barrel that launches the miniturret egg. Each miniturret has 5 hit points, Defense of 14, hardness 1, diminutive size and weighs only 5 lbs, armed...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 13th January, 2019, 03:04 PM
    Do what you want for your own game, of course, but it seems a bit too fiddly.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 13th January, 2019, 03:40 AM
    I can easily see that before she left the show, they'd keep a lid on it. But once that show has aired, if her departure were permanent, why stay tight-lipped about it? It is easy enough to say, "Hey, she had a really great opportunity, and had to make a hard choice. The schedules didn't work out, so we wish her all the best!" However, if she's coming back at *some point* then you don't...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 10:46 PM
    It is a wiki thread.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 09:41 PM
    Is that your official opinion?
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 08:36 PM
    I still fail to see how comparing 5e wizards to 1e ones makes a bit of difference to this argument....considering monsters, casters, and noncasters have all had radical differences since that time. The simply question is....are 5e wizards capable of equivalent contribution to the campaign at 1st - 3rd level compared to a fighter? In my viewpoint, the answer is an immediate yes. Are they...
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    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 08:30 PM
    Stalker0 replied to Counterspell
    Its also the "rain on the caster's parade" spell. Few things have put the big frown on my caster players than when they cast and I say "the enemy casts counterspell". There's nothing more a player hates than to do nothing in a round of combat, especially if there are a lot of players (I have 6).
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 08:29 PM
    Let try an example to ensure we are all reading the table right. So lets assume you need a 5 or better to hit, and do an average of 10 dmg before the feat is applied. So the formula is 5.5 - .25X. So that 5.5 - .25 * 10 = 5.5 - 2.5 = 3. So this means that my average damage increases by 3. Now where I'm confused is when you defined average damage. So for example if I had a greatsword...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 08:12 PM
    How do you ďofficiallyĒ thank somebody? (Officially posted by me)
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    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 06:42 PM
    Since someone mentioned Ratchet and Clank.. Here's some Ratchet and Clank items... OmniWrench The OmniWrench is a versatile item that is a useful tool, can be magnetized to pickup nearby metallic items, used as a melee weapon and can be thrown and returns to the user. Most follow a basic design, and most can be upgraded with several upgrades giving them greater capabilities. The...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 05:23 PM
    Yeah, I just discovered that - while I ran into some documentation that said it was free on Prime if you were willing to watch commercials, perhaps that was old. Now, I must pay. *sad trombone*
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 04:32 PM
    I feel like I'm about to be the straight man in a really awful joke... But, um... there's no E in RAT. What is it, "News In ThE rat"?
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    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 02:30 PM
    It got promoted to an article.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 12:49 PM
    He doesnít want to be associated with that body any more, I guess. So heís resigning.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 12:47 PM
    There is definitely room in the market for a crunchier generic fantasy game than D&D. Thatís Pathfinderís role. It would be terrible if that went away.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 02:03 AM
    Stalker0 replied to Counterspell
    I'll agree with the chorus. The rule is fine, though I personally think counterspell is already a hell of a powerful spell.
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Saturday, 12th January, 2019, 01:02 AM
    A Starfleet NPC a team of PCs might encounter and can possibly hire for a while. Dr. Selar Dr. Lieutenant Selar is a Vulcan medical officer in Starfleet, who was assigned to the U.S.S. Enterprise D at one point. She is well versed in xenobiology for treating multiple species, and is currently assigned to the Sol system by Starfleet to aid any relief agencies that require assistance. She has...
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    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 11:45 PM
    Cardassian Cardassians are a humanoid species easily identifiable by their light-grey skin, two thick vertical neck ridges that receded back to the crown of their head, and an inverted tear-shaped ridge in the center of the forehead. The ridge is thickest immediately above the eyes, protecting them and creating an deep-set appearance. This trait earned them the derogatory nickname "spoon...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 10:08 PM
    Moving slow: Armor doesn't really impact your movement speed, so long as you have the strength to wear it. Clanging Around: The question isn't really what armor they are wearing. The question is whether they have Stealth. Heavy armor gives disadvantage on the check, but really, a character who doesn't have the skill is not quiet enough to reliably sneak around anyway. Note - heavy...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 09:06 PM
    Yeah. It's a wonderful trilogy, with real character arcs which span it. It's the equivalent of Star Wars IV-VI for me, and the best Trek has ever been.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 07:28 PM
    "What does God need with a starship?!?" And, let us face it, "Star Trek: The MOtion Picture" was not an example of a thing... that actually had a plot. Wrath of Khan and the Voyage Home, however, were probably the best movies, for me. I kind of like them all, but the Dominion War had some great stuff in it. And the last season of Enterprise, when they handed things over to Manny...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 03:57 PM
    I can't say I've ever seen a player use an action surge outside of combat, either, but Mistwell's example of getting one last try to catch someone from falling would be a compelling instance. It's just that for anyone who has action surge, it's not often remembered in out of combat situations - it's like a bard starting with regaining bardic inspiration on a long rest, and then four levels later...
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    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 11:44 AM
    Morrus replied to 5e Living Blade
    Here you go.
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  • Orius's Avatar
    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 04:39 AM
    Robert Picardo and John Billingsley as guest stars in the same episode? Sure, why not! Pretty good episode too, particularly the dream sequence and the gift.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 02:05 AM
    Here's a slightly larger one, with fewer labels (since the Consulate and Alchemy Row only really matter in adventure 2).
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 10th January, 2019, 11:04 PM
    Talking about bad decisions... Dude. Not cool. If it isn't okay for him to do, it isn't okay for you, either. Don't post in this thread again.
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Tuesday, 8th January, 2013

  • 12:17 AM - Kobold Boots mentioned Morrus in post Question re: Use of content on Obsidian Portal
    @Morrus should answer for sure. I imagine there wouldn't be a problem using images and excerpts of text, as long as you're not reproducing full encounters. As for what address to link to, I'm not sure if it will change since we've had a site reboot after December's hack attack, but I believe right now the go-to page is www.enworld.org/ap Thanks much. 1. No intent to reproduce or disseminate content that isn't part of a free download. I may want to reproduce parts of the players guide for ease of function; but the group is private. 2. Every page with content will contain a link back to ENPublishing as appropriate. Will wait on Morrus

Monday, 7th January, 2013

  • 09:35 PM - RangerWickett mentioned Morrus in post Question re: Use of content on Obsidian Portal
    Morrus should answer for sure. I imagine there wouldn't be a problem using images and excerpts of text, as long as you're not reproducing full encounters. As for what address to link to, I'm not sure if it will change since we've had a site reboot after December's hack attack, but I believe right now the go-to page is www.enworld.org/ap
  • 09:32 PM - RangerWickett mentioned Morrus in post Question re: Use of content on Obsidian Portal
    Morrus should answer for sure. I imagine there wouldn't be a problem using images and excerpts of text, as long as you're not reproducing full encounters. As for what address to link to, I'm not sure if it will change since we've had a site reboot after December's hack attack, but I believe right now the go-to page is www.enworld.org/ap

Thursday, 3rd January, 2013

  • 10:29 PM - darjr mentioned Morrus in post tags broken
    grodog I'm seeing them, Morrus is there a delay in these?

Tuesday, 1st January, 2013


Thursday, 27th December, 2012


Tuesday, 25th December, 2012

  • 03:11 AM - Sekhmet mentioned Morrus in post XP
    Morrus It does not appear to be. There are no mentions, no quotes, no comments, and no guest messages. There is no tab, link, or other descriptor that relates in anyway to XP/Reputation.

Tuesday, 18th December, 2012

  • 07:55 AM - darjr mentioned Morrus in post Edit post doesn't seem to work in IE9
    @Morrus it looks like editing in IE9 works in the default style but not in blackened. testing 'main style' works in main style as well. testing mobile style. IF this saves it works. Trying blackened again.
  • 07:47 AM - darjr mentioned Morrus in post Attack Page warning?!
    My SiteAdvisor is still showing ENWorld as red, which is primarily reserved for sites with malware on them. I've started the evaluation process with them. According to McAfee it could take up to a year to process. Here is their evaluation of the site http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/www.enworld.org @Morrus

Monday, 17th December, 2012

  • 09:16 AM - Knightfall mentioned Morrus in post World of Kulan
    Morrus and darjr: Okay, I know I have activated the wiki setting in the campaign group, but when I went to save this page, I didn't see an option to associate it with the group. Should there be a drop-down box? I'm a bit confused by the whole process. Or do I have to create a book page first and associate that with the group?

Tuesday, 11th December, 2012

  • 01:34 AM - Libramarian mentioned Morrus in post Thank you morrus!
    Thanks for all your hard work last week, Morrus and darjr :) Welcome back! I re-upped my sub; I've been meaning to do it anyway! (And also, I'm hoping Zeitgeist 4e #5 comes out soon. ;)) -O This was up for free download while the site was down. I haven't played the previous adventures but I dled it anyway. It looks interesting.

Saturday, 8th December, 2012

  • 02:11 AM - I'm A Banana mentioned Morrus in post Thank you morrus!
    Hurrah for Morrus! Hurrah for darjr . We will come back stronger than ever before! Hurrah!
  • 01:24 AM - Scott DeWar mentioned Morrus in post Thank you morrus!
    Well! It's back. What a relief -- my boring daily life was beginning to get me down.:) Why, I even signed up for Circus Maximus!!:erm: I know ... hard to believe. [Sorry to hear this was so hard for Morrus and his helpers. I had no idea it was this bad. Cyberwar on our very doorstep.] I am over there as insane jeenyus, my avi is wile e. coyote. **and my thanks to Morrus, darjr and all others. I really wish I could help in some way, but I don't even know


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Saturday, 23rd February, 2013

  • 12:08 AM - Mark CMG quoted Morrus in post Are Table Top RPGs Dying?
    Mark, I wasn't saying that gamers don't have computers. I think you've gotten the wrong end of the stick there. Naw, I was springboarding off your post to point out some things we know for sure and then take them in the direction of my own suppositions.

Friday, 22nd February, 2013

  • 07:36 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post Who's more glamourous - movie or music stars?
    I think you're reading our positions as the polar opposites of what they are. You say it yourself -- "Any public figure". A different position to the "actors, but not musicians" stance I was arguing against. I agree; all of them do that. I do not agree that actors do it, while musicians don't. Ah. I misunderstood the thrust of, "musicians don't walk around singing 24/7. But Robert Downey Jr. doesn't walk around pretending he's Tony Stark 24/7, either". I was making the clarification that Robert Downey Jr. walks around pretending to be Robert (Public) Downey Jr., and Stefani Germanotta walks around pretending to be Lady Gaga. Aside from taht, though, it occurs to me that when you're talking about "stars" in music these days, playing music is only part of the job description, no? Lady Gaga being a good example - there's a whole lot of showmanship to musical stardom these days beyond just playing music. So, in that sense, those musical stars are always still doing the job of musical ...
  • 06:21 PM - Mark CMG quoted Morrus in post Are Table Top RPGs Dying?
    One thing to remember is that our (as in us folks who hang about online and talk about RPGs) might see a very skewed view of the marketplace. We'll see all the online stuff, but we can't see into peoples' homes. We don't know who's playing face-to-face. And increase in online play doesn't necessarily translate to a decrease in offline play. Certainly I don't know anyone locally in real life who plays RPGs online, and I know a bunch who play face-to-face. That doesn't mean anything, either, of course, but I don't think we can leap to any conclusions based on a partial evidence. There are probably tens of thousands (or more) out there who haven't even heard that playing online is anything more than "WoW". It would be great to get some actual numbers, but those figures don't exist. The closest we can get is sales of rulebooks, which measures something different (and besides - you can buy a hardback book and use it online; or you can buy a PDF and use it offline; even digital vs. print do...
  • 05:53 PM - Greg K quoted Morrus in post It is official: Margaret Weis gets Firefly license!
    Out of curiosity - I never saw the game personally, unfortunately - how would this differ to the Serenity license they had? Both are Cortex system game set in the Firefly/Serenity 'Verse? The previous license was only Serenity. They could not directly use anything from the Firefly series and had to do work arounds to reference to characters and other material not from the movie. Badger became the basis for "Crime Boss". Early became the basis for the "Bounty Hunter". Now, it is not clear if they are using the original Cortex system or Cortex +. If the former, they can add in the system improvements and additional material from the Big Damn Heroes sourcebook and later Cortex games. If they use the latter system, the game will be different from Serenity. Edit: Apparently, Cam twittered that it will use a version of Cortex +. However at rpg.net, he said that it is to early to begin discussing the specifics of the mechanics.
  • 03:43 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post Who's more glamourous - movie or music stars?
    I don't really understand what you're saying there. I agree that musicians don't walk around singing 24/7. But Robert Downey Jr. doesn't walk around pretending he's Tony Stark 24/7, either, and I'm sure Christian Bale doesn't wear the Batman costume out to the local supermarket. No, he has a point. Any public figure has a "public face", a role they play to market themselves. Robert Downey Jr. doesn't pretend he's Tony Stark 24/7, but don't expect that the man you see when he goes on an interview show is the same as the guy at home in his den when there's no camera on him. To see the point, think Marylin Monroe, and how different her public face was from what we eventually learned her personal life was like...
  • 10:55 AM - Jhaelen quoted Morrus in post Who's more glamourous - movie or music stars?
    For example, I can replace your second line by changing a word or two with "While some movie stars might also be called glamorous, in their case it's actually distracting from what they 'should' be known for, i.e. their acting."That doesn't work for me because what are actors doing when they make public appearances outside of movies or tv shows? They act, they're playing a role. It's what they do. If musicians make a public appearance and don't perform their songs, they're doing something that's not part of their job desciption (disclaimer: yeah, I know, they also have to promote their music somehow, but how many musicians actually enjoy that part?). Plenty of actors shun publicity. How often do you see Robert de Niro rolling out of nightclubs or appearing on TV chat shows? Daniel Day Lewis? Gene Hackman?My perception is different. Imho, this isn't plenty, it's exceptions to the rule. Daniel Day Lewis is actually a great example because he strikes me as glamorous precisely because he m...
  • 05:55 AM - Echohawk quoted Morrus in post Electronic copies of Dragon and Polyhedron now available from Archive.org
    Huh. I pretty much assumed this was a "with permission" type deal. Are we assuming it's not? I'm afraid that I am now assuming it isn't legit. The original post over on RPGGeek (which claimed that the archive had been added with WotC's permission) has now been deleted, and I've removed the links from my original post here. I'm not convinced now that Archive.org has permission to host those archives :.-(
  • 02:24 AM - Nikosandros quoted Morrus in post Electronic copies of Dragon and Polyhedron now available from Archive.org
    Huh. I pretty much assumed this was a "with permission" type deal. Are we assuming it's not? Well, I'm not assuming anything, but, as I wrote, I'm skeptical. If WotC has released that content, I think it likely that they would have made a public announcement about it.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2013

  • 04:49 PM - Mark CMG quoted Morrus in post Miniatures for a Star Trek game?
    I have a dozen or so of those (possibly not the exact same ones). They're pretty great! Ven better, though, I have this gorgeous fabric one about the size of a double bed. Never had chance to use it -- yet! Does the fabric have hexes? I'm all good with using rulers but fabric with hexes would be a plus. I've got a stack of 6 1/2 x 12 foot felt fabric lengths in various shades for wargaming different scenarios. They run off a 4 x 8 table but our FLGS has a couple of 6 x 10 minis tables which they cover great. Black, blue for ocean, tan for desert, dark green for heavy forest, light green for plains, and even a white one for winter combat: I just collected them over time whenever they had a deep discount sale going on the felt and I could snag one or two for five or six bucks each. I also kept an eye on their discount (non-felt) fabric bin and sometimes saw something I would get, like this cool jungle pattern and another that made me think of some sort of Hell layer or fire plane. But I...
  • 04:39 PM - CarlZog quoted Morrus in post My Star Trek game quest continues: MAPS!
    Far from it - the Star Trek RPG is very non-canon. They designed it all before TNG started, and TNG pretty much contradicted everything FASA did. Yeah, it contradicted everything SFB did too. Frankly, I think both FASA's and SFB's are better than a lot of the disjointed universe details that were cobbled together in the wake of TNG.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2013

  • 04:11 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post Hidden
  • 02:08 PM - CarlZog quoted Morrus in post Miniatures for a Star Trek game?
    Those ones have round bases. Grrrrr! Litko makes hex shaped flight stands in a variety of sizes.
  • 12:04 PM - Ratskinner quoted Morrus in post Status Check: Still playtesting?
    I'm wishing I could playtest but my group decided it hated the first package and won't let me try any of the later ones. So I just get to read 'em. This is basically where I'm at, as well. I'm not terribly interested as I'm likely to only want the Basic game with a few tweaks from the Standard set, so all the current tweak-testing doesn't really float my boat.
  • 06:59 AM - Cyberzombie quoted Morrus in post November 2013--Deluxe OD&D Reprint (White Box + Supplements I-IV)
    Don't sell it. You know in 20 years you'll be on GoogleTweetBook++++Tube saying "Hey, that 2E reprint Wizards of the White Mongoose Pathfinding Space Rockets is doing is making me want to hit z-Bay for my old stuff!" I have trouble believing I'd ever miss 2e. :p But your point is taken.
  • 06:16 AM - GameDaddy quoted Morrus in post November 2013--Deluxe OD&D Reprint (White Box + Supplements I-IV)
    Yeah, that's a luxury item for sure. Hrrrm? I bought all seven original books from 1977-79. Ran me $60 then. 30 years ago. Adjusted for inflation, this is just about right! Especially if it includes a hefty box. Hope it's printed on heavy acid-free paper with permanent ink, as I want this buy to last.
  • 05:58 AM - Stormonu quoted Morrus in post Miniatures for a Star Trek game?
    My main issue seems to be consistent base types. What I prefer is hex bases to match the hex map, but I'm seeing round bases, and teardrop-shaped bases, and more. Not to mention those enormous Heroclix bases! Are the bases all interchangeable if I were to locate a large lot of hex bases? For the most part; I've gotten some of the micro machine minis at least to stay on FASA hex bases. In most cases, if the fit isn't perfect a little bit of putty (say Testor's), will make the fit snug - or a dremel tool if you need to make it a bit bigger. On the heroclix ships, those things are SUPER-glued to the ships - you'd have to snap them off and redrill the hole to switch to hex bases (unless someone knows a trick). But looking at the minis, I'd swear they came from micro machine molds. And of course, there's always Star Fleet minis from mongoose.
  • 05:29 AM - grizzo quoted Morrus in post November 2013--Deluxe OD&D Reprint (White Box + Supplements I-IV)
    Damn! I really envy people who still have that stuff! Saves them doing what I've been doing the last couple of years - scouring eBay to rebuild my gaming memories. I honestly don't know what happened to much of it - I didn't consciously get rid of it, and never really stopped gaming. I think it cool that WOTC is reprinting O D&D. The reprint will be missing things like certain Tolkein references. The Conan and Elric material will be missing from Gods, Demi Gods , and Heroes because of copyright. I hope it sells well.
  • 03:08 AM - DEFCON 1 quoted Morrus in post Will there be such a game as D&D Next?
    That's a long post which can be shortened to "an adventure author can't predict how many rounds each combat will last". Which is true. But if he/she's not an idiot, they can have a vague idea; and the pacing of the adventure is only a small percentage the length of individual combats. And the moment you let go of the expectation that a "combat" = "standing next to and hitting the monster till it falls down or you do", you suddenly get a whole new toolbox of adventure pacing. Looks to me that we ARE talking about two separate things in terms of using the word "pacing" in this case. Here's what Obryn said that I was referring to: Should someone writing an adventure assume some in-combat healing is available? How do you pace a dungeon if you don't know how often the party can refresh itself and to what degree? These seem like new concerns to me that writers didn't need to bother themselves with overmuch in the past. There was a set of default assumptions. With the promised/hoped-for leve...
  • 02:33 AM - DEFCON 1 quoted Morrus in post Will there be such a game as D&D Next?
    That's a horrible undervaluation of what an adventure author does. That's not the way it's always been. And it's not the way it is now. The adventure author is very influential on pacing. Then I suspect we must have different ideas about what we mean by "pacing" in this case. Does the author have influence on plot pacing? Absolutely. Does he decide that in this section of the dungeon there will be X number of monsters worth Y number of hit points? Sure thing. But does he know how many rounds of combat it will take to get through that segment of the dungeon? Nope. Does he know how many healing spells can or will be used by the party during that stretch of the dungeon? Not in the slightest. That stuff is all guesswork, because its too fine in the details. Especially considering one party will go through with four players, two of which have healing spells... another with six players, one healer, and five different magical items... and another with eight players with not a single hea...
  • 02:01 AM - Crazy Jerome quoted Morrus in post Will there be such a game as D&D Next?
    That's a horrible undervaluation of what an adventure author does. That's not the way it's always been. And it's not the way it is now. The adventure author is very influential on pacing. It's largely been because the adventure author has tried to tell me how to pace that I've not been very impressed with his adventure. So I'd say he has certainly tried to influence it. How influential that has been is not necessarily the same thing. :D


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Advanced Starship Combat Rules
The next evolution of the Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat Simulator rules. Note that these rules require a copy of the original product.
135 0 1 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:40 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:40 PM
FASA Star Trek: Buying A Ship
A summary of the ship purchasing procedures from Trader Captains & Merchant Princes.
99 0 1 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:38 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:38 PM
Savage Worlds d20 Conversion
The conversion document for converting d20-based (D&D 3.x, Pathfinder) materials to Savage Worlds.
175 0 1 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:35 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:35 PM
ZEITGEIST Intro Document
Two-page Quick Intro PDF (this is for the GM/DM only).
117 +1 1 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:09 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:09 PM
ZEITGEIST Player Primer Handout (D&D 4th Edition)
Player Primer Handout (give this to your players). This is the D&D 4E version.
90 0 1 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:08 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:08 PM
ZEITGEIST Player Primer Handout (Pathfinder)
Player Primer Handout (give this to your players). This is the PATHFINDER version.
204 0 1 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:07 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:07 PM
TO SLAY A DRAGON NPC Booklet
Download and print this booklet of NPCs from Hengistbury.
123 0 1 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:04 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:04 PM
Daughters of Lear
The winning RPG from the EN World 1-week $1000 RPG creation contest.
124 0 1 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:00 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 04:00 PM
War of the Burning Sky free intro pack for D&D 4th Edition
The Campaign Guide includes a full overview of the saga and is meant only for GMs/DMs. The Playerís Guide is designed for players, and contains background information and character options. The FREE Playerís Guide contains information for your player...
158 0 2 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 03:40 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 03:40 PM
War of the Burning Sky free intro pack for D&D 3.5
The Campaign Guide includes a full overview of the saga and is meant only for GMs/DMs. The Playerís Guide is designed for players, and contains background information and character options. The FREE Playerís Guide contains information for your player...
290 0 2 Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 03:35 PM Thursday, 7th November, 2013, 03:35 PM

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