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    Today, 02:16 PM
    Elemental Command 3 -2 = 1 Boy I say Boy. Don't blow smoke. Don't get me fired up. And it all water under the bridge when this one takes a dirt nap. Feather Falling 18 Free Action 23 Invisibility 14 Shooting Stars 21 +1 = 22 stars are bright. Spell Storing 20 Spell Turning 20 Telekinesis 19
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    Today, 02:14 PM
    I PAID $19.42 FOR PHOTOCOPIES! Well not really. The maps are double side and laminated so your soft drink will not damage them. True fact. The maps are in black, white and looks to brown. I just did a side by side compare with Map 26 and it the same size as the book. Appendix B the Runes deck and Appendix C the Secrets deck do have some nice cover art on the backside of the cards. SAVE YOUR...
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    Well, seems we have different definitions of 'theft' and neither is going to be convinced by the other. So no point in continuing that discussion. Yes, and more than I feel that you are reading and comprehending what I am writing. But no point in discussing that either. So you believe in situational ethics. So do I, just not nearly as much as you do. Agreed. But I thought we had...
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    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    So as long as you don't do the stealing/infringement, you are ok with the use of it? So why don't you (or do you?) download all your RPG content from various websites? They are all available and since you wouldn't be doing anything wrong (only the person hosting the infringing content is) you would be morally justified. It sounds to me though like you do purchase at least some of what you use....
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Reduce some of the dc by 5 due to the foot wear. Reduce some of the cold weather effects. Others keep the same by the dragon make it extra difficult. add. Crampons reduce movement by 10 feet. If you dash, run, etc you get no benefit from them.
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Be pushed is not a willing movement it is forced movement, the monster is being neighborly by letting lunch choose. Who ever else next needs to spend 5 feet of movement to leave the square and back out of the way. Now as an EVIL DM. I would drop 10 by 10 block of stone 5 feet behind the wizard. Then everyone is getting jelly!
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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    Elemental Command 13- 2 = 11 They were a sucky band of the 70s. Feather Falling 19 Free Action 21 Invisibility 20 Shooting Stars 20 +1 = You better wish on that star! said Mick M. Spell Storing 22 Spell Turning 23 Telekinesis 21
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    Yesterday, 04:33 AM
    And I'll just ignore the insults, even though I disagree with your premise. I would disagree that only the spell lists benefit significantly from being formatted in a way other than on paper (and I'm sure the users of HeroLabs and PC Gen would agree with me). But I am interested in your argument that justification for theft is dependent upon utility. I mean theft for survival is one thing,...
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 10:26 PM
    Yep, time a day. Have a friend who used to live in SoCal and if she wanted to get to the office at 9am, she had to leave by 7:10am. But if she left at 6am she would get there by 6:45 at the latest. I was teaching a class near LAX once. Talking to the students (all from an aerospace company) they all told me if they left at 4pm, when the plant closed, it took them 45 minutes to get onto the...
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 08:33 PM
    Well, as has already been pointed out by others, the PHB is not needed to play the game, and not only for those that purchase the game, but for those that do not purchase the PHB the grimoire adds utility to the game, and reduces the need (significantly) to purchase the PHB. It's simple, with a site that "just" reorganizes the spells (and includes all the copyrighted text as well) being...
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 01:58 PM
    Elemental Command 17 Feather Falling 21 -2 = 19 free fall is best when the leaves turn red with the adventurers blood Free Action 26 Invisibility 21 Shooting Stars 22 Spell Storing 23 Spell Turning 26 +1 = 27 turn around baby Telekinesis 23
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 06:25 AM
    Funny how such a simple word, 'theft' is prone to be considered the language of rabid zealot. Taking a ten cent pack of gum from a convenience store is theft, yet I doubt using the word in such a way would be considered the language of rabid zealot. Interesting how using the word for such a low monetary harm is ok, but using it in a way that might indicate many orders of magnitude more in loss is...
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 03:19 AM
    "A little bit" of theft is not ok. And its actually against the posted rules of this website, though one of the longest and most active threads on this forums is all about this type of theft and actually was given XP by the owner of this site, so yea, it doesn't surprise me that this attitude is prevalent here. Funny thing is, this owner is actually an RPG publisher, perhaps he doesn't think...
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 04:32 PM
    DDAL 08-03 Dock Ward Double Cross Second Play through. AP 2 TP 2 Downtime 5 days. Play time 90 minutes Pc Killed 1 Monsters Killed 112 Villains Captured 5 Villains Escaped 4 I had the same players with one pc swap out Yaar was replaced by Geth and the group was an average. The pcs all got engraved gold leaf invitations to me a Mr. Morlin in the lavender room of Trollskull manor. It appears...
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 04:07 PM
    DDAL 08-04 A Wrinkle in the Weave AP 3 TP 3 Downtime 5 days Pc Killed 1 Monsters Killed 109 Villains Captured 5 Villains Escaped 4 4 hours completed in 1 hour 50 minutes. I had a weak party. Three first level, Tiny a third level assassin and Three dots a mute Eldritch Knight who was the most talking mute I have ever met. I told the group to think about Quantum Leap tv show. I also told...
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 03:31 PM
    Elemental Command 18 Feather Falling 22 Free Action 23 Invisibility 24 Mind Shielding 4 Ram 10 Regeneration 2 -2 = -0 no more regenerations. Turn in your blue box. Shooting Stars 25 +1 = 26 When you wish upon a star Spell Storing 21 Spell Turning 25
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 03:50 AM
    Things like this is what I find really annoying. Theft and piracy pretending to be something other than stealing from others and lowering the value of RPG authors efforts.
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 04:09 AM
    No, cuz what happens when a new sub-class comes out that has spells? You going to say, sorry, that spell from the PHB doesn't have 'new sub-class' listed so it can't use the spell? No, spell lists are the way to go.
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 07:46 PM
    Waterdeep Heist Chapter 4 Part 2 of 2 AP 3 TP Downtime 3 days 2 Pm Tarsahk 10 to 8 AM Tarsahk 12 4 hours before Rick has to leave town. PC Killed 1 Monsters Killed 107 Villains Captured 13 Villains Escaped 4 I had four players Joseph Bard 5, NOx Wizard 6, Aukan Barbarian 5 and Yaar Druid 1. Average group but still over powered. After getting out their quick sentencing from destroying low...
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 06:41 PM
    Elemental Command 22 Feather Falling 22 Free Action 22 Invisibility 24 Mind Shielding 14 Ram 14 -2 = 12 just to get some one goat Regeneration 11 +1 = 12 I feel happy Shooting Stars 27 Spell Storing 24 Spell Turning 25
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 12:07 AM
    I don't even know why most of those would be a problem for a DM... Schedules - I'm the DM, I say when I'm going to run my game. Either it fits in your schedule or not, but there are so many players will just pick up someone else if 'you' can't make it. Venue - Maybe, but game stores, bookstores, libraries, civic facilities and there is always your home. System - I'm the DM, I decide. Style...
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 11:57 PM
    *LOL* Nice take away!
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 05:15 PM
    jasper replied to Forge of Fury
    You just have to come with a reason they need to go to Waterdeep.
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 02:15 PM
    Elemental Command 19 Evasion 5 -2 = 3 Don't wait on the translation Quit evading the question! Feather Falling 23 Free Action 24 Invisibility 24 Mind Shielding 17 Ram 16 Regeneration 13 +1 = 14 I not sick Resistance 12 Shooting Stars 23
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 08:09 AM
    So here are a bunch of previews from the Fantasy Grounds version of DoMM. (Just downloaded it half an hour ago). Some of the maps that have been discussed elsewhere; The index; A selection of the monsters we will find within;
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 01:29 AM
    I'll chime in with the others here, why do they need a stat block? And why why should they be powerful combatants? And, stat them as NPC with special abilities. Why should they have lots of hit points? They are not adventurers. Why are they "better" than a noble? Because they wield political power? Because they were born into their role? Do you imagine Queen Elizabeth to be 20th level? Do...
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 10:45 PM
    7 sheets of paper are included in the module with strange writing symbols etc. Players are assign sheets at random. Players have 2 minutes to fold the sheet into an animal with which show the answer to puzzle. Failure means PC takes 76 force damage.
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 10:42 PM
    6 a 20 by 10 hallway. Once the first pc passes the halfway point players with a passive perception score of 22 notice the walls are starting to close in. They gain advantage on a dex save. DC 22 Dex Take 76 blunt damage half if saved.
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 10:38 PM
    A dead horse, humorously painted with the sign no hitting on it. If attack it explodes doing 50 pts of damage. Dex DC 20 for have damage. All within 60 feet make a DC 25 Con save. Taking 2 levels of exhaustion on a fail. 1 on a save.
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 01:54 PM
    Elemental Command 20 Evasion 11 Feather Falling 21 Free Action 25 Invisibility 24 Mind Shielding 18 Ram 17 Regeneration 14 +1 = 15 I GETTING BETTER Resistance 14 Shooting Stars 26
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    Wednesday, 7th November, 2018, 02:07 PM
    Elemental Command 21 Evasion 16 Feather Falling 23 Free Action 24 Invisibility 24 Mind Shielding 20 Ram 21 -2 = 19 this always get my goat Regeneration 19 +1 = 20 talking about my generation! Resistance 18 Shooting Stars 27
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Wednesday, 7th November, 2018, 01:34 AM
    Nonsense? Maybe to you. Play how you want. But the default assumption in 5E is that NPCs do not have PC levels. Lots of people like that. Play how you want, but please don't insult or belittle those who chose to play differently than you.
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 11:00 PM
    Only if their are magic shops or magic services for sale. If not, and if NPC don't have PC classes, then clone and wish spells are incredibly rare, and probably can't be bought, even by the wealthy.
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 06:15 PM
    I don't use towers, but if I did; - collapsible so I can carry and/or store it easily - if it were castle-like, I might use it as a display trinket - not loud, I hate loud dice cups and towers, it should have enough padding/sound deadening so you can just hear the rolls - thematically appropriate, in shape and/or etching - quick, not too many levels or diverts that it take more than an...
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 06:06 PM
    No it doesn't matter. Because PC's either die or level out of the game before they get that old. And NPC's are whatever the DM says they are. So, no, it doesn't matter, unless you choose to make it.
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 04:27 PM
    If I was going to homebrew, I would include a max age chart. I have one written. I would also change how ghost and banshee work. Example a banshee would age a human 10-40 years but 100-400 years. Would I allow a human with a immortality background No! Would I let a pc human try for immortality yes.
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 01:44 PM
    Elemental Command 23 Evasion 16 Feather Falling 26 Free Action 25 Invisibility 21 Mind Shielding 20 Ram 23 Regeneration 18 +1 = 19 I am getting better! Resistance 18 Shooting Stars 30
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 05:12 PM
    Evasion 16 Feather Falling 26 Free Action 24 Invisibility 20 Mind Shielding 20 Protection 10 -2 = 8 I don't need protection Ram 23 Regeneration 16 +1 = 17 I am regenerating. Resistance 18 Shooting Stars 32
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    Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, 03:27 AM
    Thanks :)
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    Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, 02:58 AM
    What do you want it to be? You table, your rules. Me, we use the 5/10 diagonal as well. And when a square is difficult it costs double, so moving into a difficult terrain square costs 10 or 20, depending. My table, my rules :) EDIT: Err, well, in 4E it didn't double, it just added an extra 5ft so it would be 10/15. But I don't remember what I do of the 2...
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 11:07 PM
    So anyone care to give me a sanity check on the challenge rating of this creature I made? Thanks!
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    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 07:33 PM
    Zapp, It seems to me that the only system that would make you happy is one that is detailed and accurate to a level that just isn't even possible. Take a look at any of the major economic models and formulas used in the real-world. Every single one of them has flaws, problems, and situations that just don't work. Now try and make a set of formulas for a fantasy world that already has huge...
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    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 05:24 PM
    No. Clicky Boom. BOOM. Pours gas on the poll and lights on fire. Flushes the ashes down the drain.
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    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 01:57 PM
    Thanks for the updated cartoon. Back in 3E I told people to use Jackie Chan adventures as good start to play with kids.
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    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 01:51 PM
    Animal Influence 8 Djinni Summoning 13 Elemental Command 25 Evasion 20 Feather Falling 22 Free Action 23 Invisibility 19 Jumping 22 -2 = 20 this jumped the shark long ago. Mind Shielding 20 Protection 18
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    Thursday, 1st November, 2018, 05:06 PM
    Correct Mistwell. Also no cash is awarded during play. And Dms can not switch out cash for magic as rewards/payment for doing the quest. I voted a mixed bag. I wished they kept the cash. Maybe if they cut in half it would be better. Right now my players are not happy when comes to other seasons modules.
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    Thursday, 1st November, 2018, 04:45 PM
    Just before the big boom, have one of the dead people, or witness be one of the customers. Move the big boom to the front door of TrollSkull Manor.
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    Thursday, 1st November, 2018, 01:30 PM
    Animal Influence 16 Djinni Summoning 14 +1 = 15 I dream of Jeanne with light brown hair (rest of sentence is censored) Elemental Command 23 Evasion 20 Feather Falling 21 Free Action 22 Invisibility 19 Jumping 21 Mind Shielding 21 Protection 19
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    Wednesday, 31st October, 2018, 03:26 PM
    DOWNVOTES ARE TWO. Animal Influence 20 Djinni Summoning 18 Elemental Command 20 Evasion 20 Feather Falling 20 Free Action 20 Invisibility 18 Jumping 20
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    Tuesday, 30th October, 2018, 08:36 PM
    Just pound the hobbit's face into the trap until one or the other is broken.
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    Tuesday, 30th October, 2018, 04:11 PM
    Suspensions. Attacking a PC with OUT both consent of Player and Dm. DM's whim like hostile behavior to higher ranking faction member, crimes against faction members. Penalty PC level/2 = number adventure/chapters benefit is unavailable. Short term suspension 1 chapter/adventure some citizen narced on you in waterdeep, guilty of crime, Dm's whim.
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    Tuesday, 30th October, 2018, 04:06 PM
    Ok here it is. Rank... renown rank.. level... item 1...0-1..1...potion of healing 2...2-9..3rd... up to 100gp of A piece of equipment in phb 3...10-19...8th,,, inspiration. 4...20-29...13th... superior healing or elixir of health 5...30+...18th... vechicle with non combat crew
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    Tuesday, 30th October, 2018, 03:21 PM
    CCC-Tarot-01-07 Seat of Ruler Session PC Killed 1 Monsters Killed 89 Villains Captured 12 Villains Escaped 4 Candy Corn 4 Treasure Points 4 Advancement Points 4 Renown 1 Downtime 10 I had a 7 person table which was a strong group. For a hook, all the pcs had been naughty in Waterdeep and their sentence was to solve the problem in Thentia. The group decides to take on the Keilo (2B) and Joanna...
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    Tuesday, 30th October, 2018, 01:04 PM
    Dragon 16 Fly up my worthies Elemental 1 -2 = -1 You will not rock my world Giant 10 Monstrosity 4 Undead 8
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    Monday, 29th October, 2018, 07:27 PM
    I hate love springs. But I would say yes.
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    Monday, 29th October, 2018, 01:43 PM
    Aberration 3 -2 = 1 You don't scare me you freak Dragon 21 +1 = 22 dragons arise and eat your adventures with relish and side dish a kelp salad. Elemental 10 Giant 11 Monstrosity 12 Undead 11
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    Saturday, 27th October, 2018, 07:49 PM
    Aberration 10 Dragon 23 +1 = 24 I love dragons Elemental 12 Fey 8 Fiend 4-2 = 2 to the devil with these gus. Giant 17 Monstrosity 20 Undead 13
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    Saturday, 27th October, 2018, 07:42 PM
    Waterdeep Heist Chapter 4 Part 1 Session AP 4 TP 4 Candy Corn 4 Renown 1 Downtime – 10 that negative 10. PC Killed 0 Monsters Killed 76 Villains Captured 12 Villains Escape 4 APL 5 strong group with 5 players. Bonus all the pcs were owners of Trollskull Manor. THE LAW SUCKS The group decide to meet with a MS Istrid Horn a beardless dwarf in the City of Dead. It seems Horn needed a resting...
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    Thursday, 25th October, 2018, 01:34 PM
    Down are 2 Aberration 10 Celestial 7 -2 = 5 oh my gawd are these lame Construct 6 Dragon 36 +1 = 37 Elemental 18 Fey 19 Fiend 8 Giant 22 Monstrosity 25
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    Thursday, 25th October, 2018, 01:33 PM
    gee if only some author, designer, writer, editor or person in charge of creating 5e wrote that down in put in the Player Handbook under perception before the PHB was sent to the printers. Ok. Due to JC have changed how I do PP. It is on for what maybe able to damage you. Or if I need to speed up the encounter.
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    Thursday, 25th October, 2018, 01:08 PM
    The first time they break out the Lazy Loser Legalease, I say no. Then. Yes I totally ignore them.
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    Wednesday, 24th October, 2018, 09:26 PM
    Tortle Package lets you play a turtle From Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Lets you play. Page 61 Eladrin Elf subrace. Page 62 Sea Elf subrace. Page 81 Duergar dwarf subrace. Page 96 Githyanki or Githzerai race. Page 113 Deep Gnome. VOL Volo’s Guide to Monsters lets you play some more races. Sword coast adventure guide has some clasess. Xanathar has some classes.
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    Wednesday, 24th October, 2018, 09:19 PM
    050 How to roll dice. 050 What are these strangely shaped dice. 100 Which end should of the weapon goes into the monster. 100 What is a spell caster. 200 What is a good build for a tank. 400. Lego or D4 what causes more damage when stepped on in the dark. Remember games EnROLLment closes Nov 9th
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    Wednesday, 24th October, 2018, 06:40 PM
    Also note that an active roll result normally has a 'floor' value equal to your passive perception. So, if detecting a seam in the wall (where a secret door is) requires a DC 15 passive Perception, and your player is actively checking and therefore they roll a 2 (+5) for a total of 7, but their passive is 15, then they detect it anyway.
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    Wednesday, 24th October, 2018, 01:34 PM
    "why yes yes dungeon master. I would love to roll damage die twice. " Jasper droned.
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    Wednesday, 24th October, 2018, 01:26 PM
    Aberration 13 Beast 6 -2 = 4 Don't be blue. Celestial 13 Construct 12 Dragon 37 Dragon Fly Up in the sky Elemental 20 Fey 18 Fiend 13 Giant 20 Monstrosity 28
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    Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018, 10:06 PM
    This is only true if DPR is your only/primary concern. If you regularly require skill checks to overcome adversity, then it's easy to setup situations where you might need both Dex and Str, especially if you add complicated terrain to the combats.
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    Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018, 01:50 PM
    Downvotes are 2 Aberration 16 Beast 12 Celestial 15 Construct 16 Dragon 34 Dragons Fly UP HIGH Elemental 20 Fey 20 Fiend 15 Giant 20
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018, 03:43 AM
    I don't know, you'll have to look at your legal contract with your credit card company. Or you know, call them and ask :) And of course, next time don't wait six years. I mean at what point did you give up on getting the product? 6 months? Given them a call then.
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    Monday, 22nd October, 2018, 08:07 PM
    If you paid with a credit card (always good advice), all you had to do was contact them and dispute the charge. Since you never received the goods or services you paid for, they would refund your money and take it way from Gary or Kickstarter, whoever the payment actually went to. If it went to KS and they in turn paid Gary, then KS would be theones to have to go after Gary, not you. I've...
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    Friday, 19th October, 2018, 11:43 PM
    I checked on Facebook Adventure League Dm group. 75+ responses said there is no charge. ANd there was a lot of cussing in the thread too.
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    Friday, 19th October, 2018, 07:23 PM
    Well, as I think others have pointed out, all those things the OP doesn't like really isn't a problem with 5E, but rather either; - an approach the OP prefers that fails to utilize these things well - or a personal preference against the things not liked It's all good, however people want to play.
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 06:09 PM
    Um dm. we spend a hour and go around the quicksand. This happen to me when I was dming.
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 06:06 PM
    Nebulous once the session is over with; don't worry about minor mistakes. Tell your players about the mistake afterwards and what you will be doing to fix it. The only Major Mistake is if PC is dead because you made a bad rule call.
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 02:36 PM
    Correct you are the DM. All you have to say is " I researched this. This is my currently ruling. Mr. Aarakroca please take note of the new ruling." As a DM I always tell my players any ruling is subject to review and changing at a later time. I will not change a ruling mid flight um game. But after the session I will review, ask on forums, etc for more clarity. If MR. 18 STR wants to argue...
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 02:24 PM
    Yes it would be broken. D&D has some team combat going for it. So getting your allies to set you up for an sneak attack is a good thing. Also D&D is not really about each class having nearly the same DPR (damage per round).
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 02:09 PM
    AlterEgo....Not just one store. I've been to AL in 4 different stores in 3 different states. All charged $5 and said they were 'supposed' to because of AL rules. None of them charge for a PFS or SW game at the same store. The only place that didn't charge was AL at a bar. But even they said they were told they were supposed to charge but didn't because we all came in and bought plenty of drinks...
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 01:39 PM
    Ok. First the way I run barkskin is this. If Current AC < 16 Move 16 To AC. Get AC. If Fool behind Cover ? Accept Answer. IF Answer Y add 2 to AC. I see nothing in the description that say you add cover bonus first. Second. IT IS NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE. Mother Nature said your AC is 16. Morrus " Cool I Leather Armour +5 to my ac. My skin looks very Oak like. Should I steal...
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 01:19 PM
    As the simpsons episode explained it. The Great Katerine Janeway in her Wonder Woman costume told Bart "If anything does not make sense a wizard did it." Voice By Lucy Ball or Lucy Lawless I forget which.
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 01:11 PM
    DOWN VOTES ARE A MASSIVE 3 Ghoul 8 -3 = 5 I have a wife don't need a ghoul friend too. Shadow 5 Skeleton 14 +1 = 15 I have bone to pick with this dude Wight 12 Wraith 22
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 08:20 PM
    variable encumbrance Str * 5 encumbered speed drops 10 feet. Str *10 Heavily encumbered speed drops 20 feet. Disadvantage on ability checks, attacks, str save, dex save, and con save.
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 08:20 PM
    I think WotC has made it pretty clear that they are not just going to put together a bunch of monsters to fill in any perceived missing or lacking areas. They expect the community to do that as we are quite capable. I only expect Wizards to create new stuff that fits in with some theme or adventure they are doing. So, if they do Dinosaur Island, then I expect to see lots of dino's. Or if they...
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 06:36 PM
    Detect Last Place You Look Cantrip Casting Time: Bonus action Range: Self Components: V, S Discovers the thing you been missing for a hour. Command word "son of a beeeeepppp"
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 06:30 PM
    Yeap that player is barking up the wrong tree.
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 05:28 PM
    My reply and I do 99% adventure league. Cons. C. Subgame character build being missing is a feature. D. Truth However the rule of thumb is very easy 5, easy 10, Medium 15, Hard 20, Very hard 25, Nearly impossible 30. a. AL was change about 3 or so seasons ago. It drop the local and regional admin people. Some have stayed around. My local group uses facebook and most dms will post their games...
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 01:10 PM
    The tree gawds say boy boy, you is a thick in the head as a maple tree and as half as sweet. But you will ONLY be as thick as maple bark. No cheating. And the For rotten Realms gawds spoke and people said the spell was good, thought the spell was good, until that English major wanted to rewrite the spell to make narrative sense.
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 12:58 PM
    DOWNVOTES ARE 3 Banshee 6 - 3 = 3 SHUT UP ALREADY YOU DISTRUBING MY BEAUTY SLEEP Ghost 6 Ghoul 17 Revenant 9 Shadow 12 Skeleton 17 Vampire 12 +1 = 13. RISE AND SHINE COUNT D it is time for breakfast Wight 16
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    Tuesday, 16th October, 2018, 11:34 PM
    Not very in-depth. It was interesting to be reminded that the blades are water quenched. Makes for a harder steel, but requires more experience than oil as it is less forgiving.
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Thursday, 1st November, 2018

  • 11:00 AM - Hussar mentioned jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    ...nvincing the group that this was a good idea. But, at no point could I simply say, "Well, either I run it this way or someone else runs" because, well, I'd be shunted to the player seat so fast I'd have burns on my cheeks. :D At the end of the day, I look at what makes DMing fun for me is knowing that I ran the most enjoyable game I could for this group. The more fun that the players are having, the more fun I have. Which generally means that yup, I'll put my preferences behind what the players want most of the time. If I can convince the players that my ideas are good enough, then, yay, I get what I want. But, otherwise, I'm pretty much stuck if I want to run a game where any of the players aren't interested. So, to use the Matt Mercer example. A DM who is unwilling to listen to what his or her players clearly state that they want, and adjust to their tastes, is a bad DM. DMing should always be about listening to the players and giving them what they want. To use jasper's example, to me it's unbelievable that the group would exclude a friend just so they could go eat Chinese food. That's a pretty dick move. That's not what I want my friends to do and I would never do that to a friend. "Hey, we're all going somewhere that you hate, see you later" when there are obviously other options available is unbelievable to me. That would be the last time I went anywhere with you. And, if I'm late coming to the car, you're going to take my wife home and leave me there? Yeah, number one, I'd be looking for a new wife pretty quickly if she didn't get out of that car and number two, that would be the absolute last time I'd associate with you.

Monday, 27th August, 2018

  • 08:31 AM - Coroc mentioned jasper in post Do You Play in AL?
    jasper Sorry, but that is not the point, it is hard to find players, although I have my private group I would like to have a more established publically organized alternative also. So I am a bit jealous about the way it seems to be in the U.S., where you seem to have a lot more players, and the habitus that you can meet up in a game store to find interested people. This does not exist in that way in Germany, at least I am not aware of.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018

  • 10:11 PM - iserith mentioned jasper in post Missed session catch-up XP
    ...s what the guys flanking from the back are for. Do your enemies never have ranged or area effect attacks? All it takes is one boulder from that hill giant to take out that annoying gnat in the back permanently. So I call BS. Well, at least it's BS that these tactics would work in every game. Tactics cannot overcome the fact that low level PCs likely won't survive even a single hit or AOE. You may note that I did not make assertion to the effect that "these tactics would work in every game." You are attacking a strawman. I am not obligated to defend a position I do not hold. I really wish you would stop doing this. It makes conversations with you completely unproductive except to warn others who may be reading to be careful about engaging with you. And I don't know how much more of that particular public service I'm up for or how much more that point needs demonstrating. I gave that example to show that party cohesion and tactics play a big role in survival. That speaks to jasper's point about AL lacking in those things (or my point about that being true of many pickup groups) and it also goes to whether characters of the same level or disparate level are successful. Further, I have already given you ways to deal with hill giants in general. Look, I'm sorry that you and your wife's characters were killed. But there are a lot of reasons why that may be outside of having lower-level characters as I've shown several times.

Friday, 20th July, 2018

  • 01:36 PM - Coroc mentioned jasper in post Sleep Spell and Chain Awakening
    jasper two things about that, if some Mobs run the logic thing is to chase them they might fetch backup else, which does not improve the chance for a successful rest. The bad luck here was that the Party chasing ran into the backup. The goblins chain awakening - the unlogic part about that is - that the first goblin would try to either run and leave his buddies OR the other Option for the first gob awake would be to try and wake up ALL of his buddies, and NOT RUN after the first. Otherwise the DM is gaming the System. A quick Investigation / medicine / arcana check to decide what would be the most logic reeaction of the goblin would also be in order for the gob to estimate whether his comrades are asleep or dead.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018


Monday, 7th May, 2018

  • 02:52 PM - lowkey13 mentioned jasper in post Harassment Policies: New Allegations Show More Work To Be Done
    You seem upset. Are you sure you're not just being hysterical and blowing innocent comments out of proportion? Long thread. Catching up. I'm just going to point this out; as much as I hate to agree with @jasper in this thread, he has a point here. I really hate trolls. I hate the trolls that invaded this thread (and if you read them before they were deleted, you know what I'm talking about). But I also don't like trolls even if they happen to agree with my point of view. What you are doing is trolling. You might think it is cute, or funny, or that the ends justify the means, or that it is completely appropriate given the number of evil, misogynistic trolls that have flooded this thread. It's not. For you to repeatedly make the same comment, asking for social security numbers, and to implicitly call people that disagree with you harassers, is a form of harassment. This latest comment that I have quoted is pure trolling. If you had been making those comments to me, I would have reported you for harassment; asking for people's social security numbers on an on-line forum is never appropriate. There are a lot of good, interesting, and substantive things people have said on this thread. Becau...

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018

  • 04:46 PM - delericho mentioned jasper in post Where Do They Get Their Literacy?
    Literacy, or the lack thereof, and languages in general, is one of those areas where I would really like for the game to pay quite a bit more attention... while at the same time finding it to be a huge pain whenever it does. jasper and Eltab basically summed it up: language barriers serve as a roadblock that can all-too-readily prevent the players best able to (or most interested in) getting involved in a scene. And, in cases where the entire party lack the key language, they can completely derail the adventure - much like a riddle the PCs can't (but must) solve, or a secret door they can't (but must) find. (And then, to get round that the game provides a solution in the form of an easily-cast spell, turning an insurmountable roadblock into a trivial speed-bump. I'm not sure that's better.) With languages, I'm inclined to mostly handwave them - assume just about everyone speaks Common and just about everyone is literate... until, very occasionally, you hit a situation where they are not. For instance, the PCs might be teleported half a world away, and so for one adventure they then need to deal with a language barrier. Keep it up just long enough to be interesting... and the moment it's not declare that the...

Monday, 19th February, 2018

  • 01:53 AM - DM Dave1 mentioned jasper in post 5E Spell Cost
    Good stuff jasper! Thank you! The only minor quibble is that it is not in Excel for sorting purpose (what are the most/least expensive spells requiring costly components? What are the common ingredients between spells? what are the... yeah I guess that's pretty much it).

Thursday, 15th February, 2018

  • 04:05 PM - MechaTarrasque mentioned jasper in post Stampede
    I think this is a connotation vs. denotation issue. The dictionary definition (as seen at http://www.dictionary.com/browse/stampede?s=t) does not specify "open spaces", but does mention "frightened animals" (like those escaping the fire in jasper's post), but the connotation (largely from to Western and Tarzan movies) is of large animals on an open plane. This is useful since the DM should have to decide what kind (or at least how large) of animals are stampeding. If it is a bunch of big animals, I would treat it as if two animals attacked each PC every round, if it is a bunch of little animals, one or two swarms should do it, and if it is a mix, maybe one large animal and one swarm per round.

Thursday, 8th February, 2018

  • 05:46 PM - Quartz mentioned jasper in post How Things Get Lost IRL
    The sword is a sword thing is a bit of a myth, military tactics changed a huge amount over 1500 years, You went from unarmored masses to hoplites to legions to cataphracts and then to Knights and then things like Tercio and Landsknect. Yes, military tactics indeed changed over the centuries, but the basic form of the sword did not. A sword from 400 BC would be entirely recognisable and usable by someone in 1400 AD. As jasper alludes, a sword is a tool. How the tool is used is a separate question.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

  • 03:23 PM - KahlessNestor mentioned jasper in post Please remove Demiplane of Dread Story Award next season
    jasper Your condescending tone doesn’t help any, nor do half your responses. Who cares what you gaming store schedule is? It's not even relevant. Do you know anyone who even still runs S4 content? No one. There's a reason for that. It's because no one wants to lose their character to a stupid story reward. I had 2 characters get locked in because I can't make it every week. It isn't just a portabolity issue. It's also a frequency of play issue. AL needs to be not just portable, but also drop on/drop out. Demiplane of Dread works against both of these core tenets of Organized Play. Story rewards shouldn't undermine the basic core of your program. Reward players who can make it, but don't punish those who can't. Luckily I was abke to buy my bard out of Barovia, but my druid wasn’t so lucky. I had to rely on DM mercy letting me go into DTD debt to play her at a con. Ad now I can't play her and get dinosaur forms because of the damn death curse, another poorly thought out story "reward". S...

Monday, 22nd January, 2018

  • 05:52 PM - Kobold Boots mentioned jasper in post Are powergamers a problem and do you allow them to play in your games?
    jasper Replying to you this way as your quote tags are messed up so I'd rather be clear than sort that out. 1. Talking is never the best first idea with any problem or most situations. Figuring out the problem is. Reason: Talk without data is opinion and generally a waste of time. 2. If you don't like the person you're gaming with, that's the problem. The power gaming is secondary. 3. If you do like the person you're gaming with and he or she is a power gamer, then the solution is pretty easy. Do the stats, scale the encounters, you're done. 4. Best advice to DMs who think they're scaling things without doing the stats is, "Don't trust your gut" it got you in trouble in the first place and is why you're having the problem. Nuff said here because I offered help and you replied back with something silly, so I'm done with you. Be well KB

Thursday, 28th December, 2017

  • 02:31 AM - Dan Chernozub mentioned jasper in post Jasper's Annual I spend how much this year!!!
    jasper It just rubbs it in the face of people who live in countries with significantly lower average wages. I am earning like x4 the average salary and can not afford that kind of expenses. Feels bad man. Just my literal 0.02

Thursday, 7th December, 2017

  • 03:03 PM - Tormyr mentioned jasper in post Super Monk Jumps
    From the PHB "The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those spells overlap." So if you want a strictly RAW and there is no Sage info on this *snip* As jasper pointed out earlier, Xanathar's clarifies that the proper name of the effect is what is important for determining what stacks rather than the effect itself. So multiple jump spells do not stack, but jump should stack with Step of the Wind. Step of the Wind merely allows the monk to jump as well as a strength fighter at the cost of a ki point.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017

  • 06:13 PM - Tormyr mentioned jasper in post Super Monk Jumps
    Thanks for the replies everybody. Doesn't look like there's a clear consensus or rule for this. My initial feeling was frustration at what I thought seemed OP. But some of the replies here have changed my mind to allow it at X6. Super Monk Jumping would be super cinematic. jasper makes a good point about both the ring and step of the wind requiring a bonus action. However the jump spell lasts a minute, so the effects could be combined on the next turn.

Friday, 1st December, 2017

  • 04:02 AM - Yaarel mentioned jasper in post What is the best way to handle ‘magic resistance’ in D&D 5e?
    Coroc I was wondering about defining 5e magic resistance as verses non-instanteous effects? So magic resistance is vulnerable verses Fireball, because the effect is instantaneous, thus the fire itself is nonmagical. This might require too much bookkeeping to look up whether any particular spell is instantaneous or not. Also, Antimagic Field negates Fireball too, so it seems even instantaneous effects are considered magical. Note, if 5e ‘magic resistance’ is simply a save advantage, then by definition, any spell that attacks AC, like Animate Object, bypasses the magic resistance. Ironically, the magical energy of Eldritch Blast attacks AC, so it might bypass the magic resistance. However Eldritch Blast is a ‘ranged spell attack’, so perhaps magic resistance applies verses ‘spell attacks’. In light of Gnome Cunning, and for the sake of simplicity, I am inclined to say, anything that attacks AC can bypass magic resistance. jasper Looking at 1e Drow magic resistance 50% + 2% per level. I figure, for 5e, advantage is good enough, and stays reasonably balanced.

Wednesday, 30th August, 2017


Thursday, 24th August, 2017

  • 06:37 PM - Satyrn mentioned jasper in post [5e] Feats, what gives?
    Again, That's just a sleazy player. Maybe I'm lost here, are people who optimize builds, with DM discretion and respect towards the game that everyone agreed to play power gamers, or are people who want perfect munchkins regardless of how the DM and fellow players think and feel power gamers? I don't think feats affect peoples choices anymore than stats or classes do. I think jasper's essentially saying that feats become a tool that -when layered on top of the choices made with stats and classes - provide too many choices for his preferences, that the accumulated number of choices reach a certain threshokd it creates an environment ripe for powergaming - and he doesn't enjoy that. So if you ignore his denigration of the style and preferences he doesn't enjoy, I read him as saying "Feats are the path to the dark side. Feats lead to choices. Choices leads to powergaming. Powergaming leads to suffering." Well, his suffering because it's not the style he prefers.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017

  • 03:12 PM - LordEntrails mentioned jasper in post The moneyer (a world building article).
    Are you sure about that? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gresham%27s_law Normally, coins are worth *more* than their metal content. If they aren't, they get melted down. Even though it is a "Law" it is only a principal used in economic theory. That's not to say it is wrong, but it is also to say that it is not always true. As soon as the coin becomes substantially more valuable than the metal plus the cost to create it, it will be forged, which will then put pressure on driving the value down. But anyway, my intent is not to debate this. I'm not an expert on it, nor do I care that much about it to research it. All, Interesting topic, but I think that there is more thought and modern impacts being discussed here than most players will ever notice or care about. @jasper, I'm not offering. I thought you said you were getting (from source unspecified) a case of mini's for writing these articles :)

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

  • 09:56 AM - Lanefan mentioned jasper in post Dealing with a non-disruptive problem player
    ...t any effort into the game outside of scheduled game hours make it tough to run things for him, too (and I never ask for too much, and always give weeks to provide it.)You don't make clear whether this player has the time outside the game, or whether his life is particularly busy. If he really hasn't got the time, that's some slack you'll have to cut him. Every story has to be address his 'mercenery' motivation or it doesn't happen. The party can never choose to be heroic, as he just wants to get paid.This one is simpler. The party can choose* to be heroic-but-unrewarded if they like and let Sassy either come along or roleplay herself out of the party, who then go and recruit his new character. * - have some lawful type in the party insist on putting what the party does next to a vote. And if Sassy does come along, you-as-DM can always make sure that there's a reasonable haul of treasure to be found in process of Doing Heroic Deeds. It doesn't have to be either-or. :) Unlike jasper however, I'd suggest having a word with him sometime about trying a few different character concepts as Sassy sounds like it's getting old. Lan-"but remember, 'neutral greedy' is a perfectly valid alignment"-efan


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Tuesday, 6th November, 2018

  • 04:35 PM - TaranTheWanderer quoted jasper in post Aging and Immortality and does it Matter?
    Would I allow a human with a immortality background No! Would I let a pc human try for immortality yes. I'm curious about the reasoning behind this. I like the idea of a Character searching for immortality (The story of becoming a god, or turning in to a lich, finding the fountain of youth etc...)It's a pretty common trope in D&D and fantasy in general. Why would you not allow a 400 year old human when 400 year old Elves are common? Is there a specific reason why you wouldn't allow it? I'm not saying they can't be killed but, instead, don't age. Do you feel it would break the game somehow or is it something else?
  • 12:37 AM - Panda-s1 quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    And that's probably one too many. Please, don't call people names, or ascribe character flaws to them due to choices about how his group pretends to be elves. And, if you do, and you seem to get away with it, don't continue to publicly belabor the point. :/ That's not who I was calling a coward, but okay. It's just a little frustrating to deal with; I wish I could be this openly indignant about some of the names I've been called before (not in this thread, before anyone tries to jump on me for exaggerating). I just honestly feel like even if I didn't say coward some people in this thread would still be blasting me with hyperbole because of saying someone could be a bad DM (I'm not the only one who's had to deal with this here either). Oh I forgot the splat book name at the time of the writing. It was Complete Paladin's Handbook. Published for 2nd edition around 1 May 1994 https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Paladins-Handbook-Advanced-Supplement/dp/1560768452 The Name of the play...

Saturday, 3rd November, 2018

  • 06:11 AM - epithet quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Because you is in the outer ring. The Point of the Thread is "What official material do DM ban and why?". When the dms say what they ban, you come in with the ridiculous post of a DM must build a consensus to be a good dm. You MAY have a good Point if this thread was about BEING A GOOD DM. So you off point, off topic, and that makes your posts RIDICULOUS. And we will go along with the gag and reply with RIDICULOUS POSTS. Now. As a DM what would you ban? It really isn't off point, or off topic, or ridiculous. What you limit, what you add via homebrew, and what the role of the DM is (or should be) in the typical game group or the ideal game group--these are all related issues, and should absolutely be discussed together. This is especially true because the question of the thread isn't "what would you ban?" The question is, "Why?" There's only one answer, and it applies to almost all DMs. The answer to why some DMs limit 'official' material is the same as the answer to why some add 'hom...

Friday, 2nd November, 2018

  • 11:02 PM - Panda-s1 quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Use rope much? Okay the eladrin uses a rope to get other players across. While he's setting up the rope he's ambushed by goblins and has to fight them off on his own. Or in the case of hobgoblins the party is ambushed while two of the PCs are going across on the rope, and one of the hobgoblins manages to cut the rope before they can get across. You could argue Mystara does not have misty-stepping Eladrin. Irrelevant. But at what point can you not accept no for an answer? Never, did you miss where I said I go from game to game and ruin DMs settings by inserting my weird homebrew races? Do you just love eladrin that goddamn much? It's an example. To be clear I don't give a crap about Eladrin, I just think you should be honest about how you represent DM's as inflexible but are unwilling to answer the same question when turned on the player. Players don't get to be very flexible, meanwhile DMs can do whatever they want in their game, why would I advocate for DM flexibility? "Please ...
  • 05:21 PM - Flexor the Mighty! quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Remember kiddies "No roleplaying is better than bad roleplaying." Remember kiddies "If the DM is not having fun, you won't either." Remember kiddies "You don't have to play the game unless you are an addict!" Remember Kiddies, "Auntie Jasper will be here all week and remember to tip your host!" QFT.
  • 03:56 PM - Sadras quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Remember kiddies "You don't have to play the game unless you are an addict!" We are all addicts here. Remember Kiddies, "Auntie Jasper will be here all week and remember to tip your host!" And here I thought you were an uncle :p
  • 12:22 AM - Hussar quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Hussar Every Dining out hussar votes steak, steak, steak, steak, steak, steak,. Some times Fried shrimp with steak. The rest of us vote on variety. Sooner or later Hussar is going lose the vote. So he has to learn to got along with reasonable demands. Or hit Steak and Shake alone this Taco Tuesday. Sorry If I told the group the Convoy/Train/Plane leaves at 1600 hrs 2 times before the event, 2 times in the ride to the event. 2 times at the event. And at 1545 I tell you to be ready, you turn and run away deeper in the con. You are the one with problem. So Matt Mercer must allow me to use my Vulcan with wolverine claws, phaser, and magical missile or he is a bad DM. Got it. Why is it when I suggest that consensus is a better way to run a game, people automatically take things to ridiculous extremes and assume bad faith on the part of the player? I really don't get it.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018

  • 01:47 PM - Panda-s1 quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    "Matt Mercer is the DM, he has the ultimate authority on what happens in his game." "If Matt wants to be a good DM he should listen to his players and see what he can do for their characters." " So Matt Mercer must allow me to use my Vulcan with wolverine claws, phaser, and magical missile or he is a bad DM. Got it." Did I miss something that would lead you to this conclusion? :confused:

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018

  • 11:20 PM - epithet quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Not when I told the group the move out plans twice before the con, twice at the con. And then told Bob we leaving in 15 minutes to have Bob do an about face and walk out of meeting room. Especially Since Bob was not paying part of the room fee, gas money, or did not even offer to buy me a soda for the trouble. The con was only 94 miles away. But I told Bob I would have left him even if it was 200 + miles to home. Bob was being the phallic. And Bob the husband had told people before when they lost the dinner choice to suck it up, we just laught. In fairness, if Bob's not pitching in for gas or expenses and he's being petulant, that does somewhat change the situation.
  • 10:02 PM - epithet quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Hmm this boils down to a two real life situations. Barbara to husband Bob. The group agreed to go out of Chinese this time. You can just have the soup or we see you back here at 9:30. Me to a group of gamers I drove to a con. When the driver is ready to go home the whole car is ready to go home. Lucky for Bob it took me five extra minutes to check out. Bob was knocking on the window just as I put the car in reverse. In both cases me and Barbara were right. Sounds like Bob needs to be more assertive, but whereas Barbara was the spokesman for the group, you were not. I don't know how far away the con was, but claiming the prerogative to tell everyone in the group when it's time to go seems more than a bit obnoxious, and actually rolling out without Bob would have been a real phallic move.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018

  • 08:51 PM - 5ekyu quoted jasper in post Question on Ranger's and traps
    Just pound the hobbit's kendar’s face into the trap until one or the other is broken. Corrected that for you...
  • 07:57 PM - Henry quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    I think people need to read the spell description more closely. It states... "Until the spell ends, when you or a creature you can see moves into the spirit's space for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, you can cause the spirit to restore 1d6 hit points to that creature, no action required." Everyone seems to miss the work "first". This means the spell only works once for each person who enters the spirit or starts their turn within it. If you re-enter or its moved over you a second time, it won't work. The spell is actually balanced nicely for 2nd level. The ranger in our party uses it all the time to help give provide a little one time healing or revival of a fallen comrade. Has this been clarified on the AL DM discussion page? If so how did I miss it? Actually, it says "for the first time on a turn" -- meaning they can move back in on their next turn, and it triggers again. It doesn't say "the first time, " it says "the first time on a turn." So, for 1 minute, a ...
  • 01:51 PM - oreofox quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Ok, Now that the players have spoken. Dm's what is your reason for banning stuff? (The point of the thread). You can skip the mechanical stuff which you think is over powered since many those threads exist. I will restate my bans. Feats, just because I want to see how the game would run without them. No Underdark races as PCs. I would like to keep the Underdark as evil place to visit; not one you go home to for your family reunion. Partial ban on Volo’s Monster. You come up with a great backstory. But you will be occasionally at disadvantage on something. My reason for banning stuff? Humans: Don't exist in any sizeable capacity in my setting and would be killed on sight due to past atrocities they committed. Warlock: Don't like the thematics of the class. Merged spell list with that of sorcerer. Never met a player who didn't play it as a bigger annoying edgelord than the typical rogue. If someone really really wanted to play one, they'd have to make a very compelling backstor...
  • 01:18 AM - guachi quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    You can play with my restrictions, or you can watch tv with the nonplayers, or you can go home. Choose one. And don't forget Sunday night is Taco Tuesday. Dude, the players and I all saw The Lego Movie. We vote that Taco Tuesday is on Friday. Just like the movie says.

Monday, 29th October, 2018

  • 10:09 PM - epithet quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    @epithet "We're talking about why DMs do things in this thread, and part of that conversation involves whether they ought to, in certain circumstances" No We are just talking about Why DMs do things in this thread. Anything after your comma, is stuff you and others added. The "my way or the highway" is blunt but gets the point across in 5 words. It is nice if the DM explains his reasoning but he can just say "I hate x". You now have 3 choices. Don't Play with the DM. Play with the DM. Become the DM. You could also whine and scream/write about DM entitlement being bad. But the thread is about DM entitlement. I suppose, in your ranty little scenario, I chose the "become the DM" path. Still, I like your implication that I'm somehow whining because I don't agree with you. That's clever. I don't see the option for "whine and scream/write about DM entitlement being right, good, and the One True Way." I guess you're keeping that one for yourself.
  • 07:59 PM - Sacrosanct quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    You can play with my restrictions, or you can watch tv with the nonplayers, or you can go home. Choose one. And don't forget Sunday night is Taco Tuesday. Pretty much. Don't get me wrong, if a DM has house rules or has banned things in the core books, this should absolutely be advised to the players beforehand. No one should be in for a shock. However, trying to make a DM do something they don't want to do will almost always end up with bad DMing because they just won't be in it. I don't DM because I want the "job". I do it because it's an outlet for my creativity and ideas I have in my head. And if I can't flesh out those ideas because the players voted to do something different, it's like a huge creative block and demotivator. What usually happens is this, and it doesn't make me a coward, or a tyrant: player 1: "We need to get together and start a gaming session. Rod, you wanna DM? You're pretty good." me: "Sure, I'll DM. Just so you know though, no tiefling or dragonborn...
  • 02:46 PM - Panda-s1 quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    So I a coward Panda-s1. No I would start right out banning stuff because as jmucchiello said, I been burned by OFFICIAL MATERIAL before. Had Bob loan be the “Complete Copy of Paladins” for a week. I missed the big thing. I asked Bob, “Anything crazy or over powered in this paladin? “ And Bob replied, “No” First COMBAT ON THE FIRST LEVEL WITH HIS LEVEL ONE PALADIN OUT COMES a HOLEY AVENGER. Then Bob whined and half the table whined when I banned it. Okay so you missed something in "official material" (I'll get to that in a second) once and now you're afraid to ever have official supplements in your game. Yeah that sounds a little cowardly. I couldn't find this "Complete Copy of Paladins", so I can only assume you meant The Complete Paladin's Handbook which I managed to dig up and maybe I'm like you but for the life of me I can't find anything that would allow you to summon a Holy Avenger at 1st level, not to mention 2nd edition material was notorious for getting little to no playtesting ...
  • 01:44 PM - CapnZapp quoted jasper in post Burning Questions: Why Do DMs Limit Official WOTC Material?
    Sorry CapnZapp for decades in various games I been meeting players who say it is Official you must allow it. I have not discovered where this line of thought comes from. Yes, it is very strange. Quite baffling, in fact. But yes, I too am aware there exists gamers who honestly believe it is an uncontroversial axiom of playing D&D. Happy playing!

Thursday, 25th October, 2018

  • 01:39 PM - daviddalbec quoted jasper in post Passive Perception better than Active Perception?
    The first time they break out the Lazy Loser Legalease, I say no. Then. Yes I totally ignore them.This is why I previously said it was up to the DM to determine what a PC would likely be aware of. Proximity and time factor in, but then so does the type of hidden thing in the environment. My tribal druid PC would not have false-books on his radar for example (in passive perception or investigate), but the wizard or rogue might. Maybe it's partially my PC-friendly DMing style, and disinterest in testing player-skill, but I tend to have a lot of leniency for what a PC's passive might register. Basically it's for when the PCs enter any room, I don't want the players to have to go through some list of premeditated inqueries, like in some ADnD player-skill based game. I assume by the habit of the character that the wizard's eyes are pulled towards the bookshelf, the druid to the mushrooms, the rogue to the lockbox. Whether anyone's paying particular attention to smells and would pick up on Solid S...


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