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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 08:39 PM
    Now & then we'll declare actions. Usually not though. Works fine in our PF game, works a bit slower in the 5e group where there's often less experienced players.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 09:51 AM
    Shields. And then more shields. Because despite speed & skill something will eventually tag me. Somewhere after that I'll worry about upgrading the weapons. And since I'm already flying my favorite model of Tie (the Interceptor) I do my best to resist any promotion/re-assignment that take me out of it.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 05:17 AM
    Well yeah. They won't be sitting there going "Who the hells' that?"
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 03:33 AM
    Having seen most of them in person I'd rate them as average (for pre-painted D&D stuff).
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 02:07 PM
    I have not. Nor will I. Because even though "hit point" inflation" may on occasion result in some silliness? That's part of D&D. And I want my D&D to be D&D. If I wanted something else? Then I'd just play something else.... Besides, I'm a bit lazy. As the DM: If I were to change something as fundamental as how HP accrue/work I'd probably have to tinker with a whole lot more - for,...
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 01:35 PM
    How do you think your particular players will react if you play through them getting captured no matter what? If you think they'd be cool with it, do it. If not, then just start the adventure as written.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 07:53 PM
    "Shazam!" — April 5, 2019 This I'll definitely see. "Joker" — October 4, 2019 Pass. I've generally no interest in seeing most villains in solo movies or books (Suicide Squad being the exception). Plus the Joker has never been one of my favorite Bat-villains. I passed on Venom, I'll pass on the this one. "Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" — February...
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 07:22 PM
    I wouldn't do anything concerning it. I wouldn't take it away, I wouldn't trade it out for a magic item that does the exact same thing, heck I wouldn't even mention it. And if I did mention it? I'd do it in character via an NPC at some appropriate point - as in "You can see in the dark? Huh, I've never met one of your kind that could do that before." This particular DB just happens to...
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 10:28 AM
    So you're running a KS lottery? Is that legal? Or have you mistaken KS for EBay? Anyways, good luck.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 10:16 AM
    75% Human/25% elf - sounds like a human to me. But the person you should really be asking is your DM. How you arrived at your characters ability scores - this is definitely something you need to discuss with your DM. They might well have some specific method(s) already in place.... Likewise with your characters NPC lineage etc - your character should fit the world your DM is running 1st
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 09:39 PM
    In general, nope. If the Tolkien universe were a real place, & you were an elf in it, there wouldn't be an issue. Because you'd automatically come with fair hair and that's just how elves are there. If you're talking about being in an RPG? Go talk it over with your DM. If you're talking about being an actor who's unwilling to dress the part though? {2 assumptions for our fictional...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 12:14 PM
    Sorry, I think I've missed something. Why would you having black hair IRL prevent you from playing a Tolkien elf? If it's in a game? Well, I doubt many of us have ever matched most of our characters descriptions.... If you're talking about as an actor? Dude, we have hair dye, wigs, & CGI for that.
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    Tuesday, 12th March, 2019, 12:54 AM
    Yup, here you go: http://chessex.com/mats/Battlemats_MegamatsReversible.htm
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    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 10:32 AM
    I have never seen this actually occur. Frustration, anger, & annoyance - yes. Trapped & hopeless? No. * I've seen plenty of players 2e+ who weren't happy because they thought they were going to get screwed over rules-wise. (even when directly told those rules weren't being used) * And I've seen plenty of Ravenloft games where players didn't know anything about the setting get screwed...
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    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 10:10 AM
    I was entertained. This is a solid middle of the road superhero origin story movie. C+/B-, 7-8 out of 10. Nothing to get worked up about either way. Here's hoping that the real Captain Marvel's movie next month will be better though.
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    Sunday, 10th March, 2019, 10:08 AM
    What might they miss without the tower? *A fight with giant vulture riders? *Some treasure from that? These two could definitely be put elsewhere. *Maybe a chance to befriend some griffons? (we did that in our own game. I know there's griffons as written, I don't know how it's scripted.) *Learning that not all the giants are necessarily hostile to the small folk. *Definitely a faster...
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    Saturday, 9th March, 2019, 06:29 AM
    As a player: 5e - 3 sessions into Dungeon of the Mad Mage. Started it at 4th lv after playing TftYP (Sunless Citadel). PF (1e) - Ruins of Azlant. On hiatus. :( We'd just hit lv 3 in book 1 when the DM suddenly needed a break. He cited work & home stress. But the groups pretty sure we know the real problem. He's not a very good DM on anything but combat encounters & was finding RPing...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 07:15 PM
    The adventure has a chart of wich spells & effects are altered & their results. Straight from the adventure: "Etherealness The caster enters the Border Ethereal but can't move through surfaces or doors in the tomb. Ethereal characters might encounter one or more of the Sewn Sisters." The Sewn Sisters are the hags being discussed. It also goes on to specify that the alterations do not...
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    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 05:53 AM
    Sealing them in the room with the atropal is one of the least evil things you can do to them. DO IT. Hell, you were KIND by allowing them even a partial long rest at this point. Think about it. There is zero reason they should've been able to do that if you play the remaining hag as the evil, intelligent & vindictive thing it is. There's all kinds of ways to mess up the party.
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 08:12 PM
    Yup, what he said. In addition, do you know what I do when I find a monster a bit bland? I just add to it. Sometimes I already know about the original bit of myth/inspiration source. Sometimes I go research it. And sometimes I just make something up (often on the fly)....
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 08:23 AM
    Much like Saelorn I use "Like reality except as noted". Mostly just because I'm a bit lazy & don't feel the need to reinvent the wheel. :) But I'm not adverse to ad-libbing details throughout play. Some of it has stuck, some hasn't.
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 08:00 AM
    What flavor of Sorcerer do you imagine?
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 07:52 AM
    Background: I'd go Noble. Starting Feat: Sure, go diplomat & go with the 2nd set of stats. And if you then used your 1st ASI to boost your dex by +2 you'd have 4/6 18s. That's pretty plenty good by any measure. It's my xp here in 5e - as both player & DM - that you don't need to max out any stat. This isn't PF you know. Unless having the max is an important aspect of the character (not...
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 06:40 AM
    As much as you bring to the table.
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    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 04:08 PM
    Looks like your missing Greyhawk Adventures (1e) & Tomb of Anhililation (5e).
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    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 03:50 AM
    Definitely. AND they're positioned in really inconvenient places. Sure, I get it. They're generally in the chapters that they apply to. But it'd be a lot more convenient to make them each full pages in the back of the module. And ideally as pull out sections.
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    Monday, 4th March, 2019, 06:09 PM
    Really? Not being the typical artificer (whatever that even means) is you're criteria & whole explanation to rate this as "Avoid at all costs"? Avoid because....? What, the 1st image in your head isn't of a dragon-man making things/brewing potions? It has a poor stat set up for the class? Something else? Provide an explanation. Mechanics based preferably. Setting based if plausible (I...
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    Monday, 4th March, 2019, 05:29 PM
    Yes, sometimes. How do I decide? That old fashioned way - I read it. If I like it & it fits what we're doing, it's allowed. If I don't like it, or it doesn't fit, it's not. In the case of a player wanting to use some 3p stuff I expect them to A) Provide me a copy/link so I can read it. B) Ask 1st. If they just show up with x & blindside me it gets rejected. C) Respect my decision if the...
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    Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, 09:08 PM
    If you can run DS in BASIC, then you can certainly run it in 5e.
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    Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, 09:01 PM
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    That's not necessarily true at all. Over the years I've encountered plenty of players (in games I'm running & otherwise) who're simply rude. Some intentionally, most cluelessly. In the games I run those who interrupt are simply told that I'll get to what they want to do once I've finished.
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 10:51 PM
    I think this is a great way to go! And as a group we could all roleplay and discuss the shared stories before going back out and doing our respective tasks! Brilliant! I guess I better get to writing a good story....
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 04:47 AM
    Nope, not setting you up for anything. Beyond the super casual, super occasional game with decks that haven't seen a new card in almost 10 years I don't play MTG these days. The last time I played a game was over a year ago. With people equelly distant from the game. So unless you actually state what the cards name is I've no idea where the arts from. Sadly, looking Sharktocrab up...
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 03:35 AM
    Dear ENWorlders, I could sure use some advice! I play D&D with friends of many years...decades. We are older now with careers, spouses and kids. And as it is, life gives and takes away. I decided we would do something big and silly. We decided to have a multiday convention in my house. How out of control is it? One friend bought me a 3D printer! We are making things with foam and are...
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    Thursday, 28th February, 2019, 01:12 AM
    What's the MTG card called?
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 09:05 AM
    Aarakokra 1st appeared in the 1e Fiend Folio back in '81 - a few years before DL/Krynn even existed. As for gargoyles alignment? Evil, Neutral, Good, something else.... I can't say it's ever come up in all the years I've been playing this game.
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 12:20 AM
    Nope, not dead. If the petrified condition is removed you'll be just fine*. *Unless there's been damage to your statue form.... Then you might need further magics.
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    Tuesday, 26th February, 2019, 09:56 PM
    Well, this old school DM would have an old school response to a cleric who wasn't following their deity. I don't ascribe to this modern crap of write down whatever you please (often solely for x mech benefit) but then play any wich way you please. If you chose a deity who's requirements are xyz, then to get those benefits you will play xyz. Failure = loss of class abilities. This response...
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    Tuesday, 26th February, 2019, 09:49 AM
    Another %^* necromancer. You do realize in order to make a single inane comment you dug up a thread that was 8 years dead, right?
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    Tuesday, 26th February, 2019, 07:48 AM
    Ahh, another necromancer. There should be some penalty for digging up a thread that's been dead for nearly 7.5 years.
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 08:30 PM
    You know 3.5? And you can create a tailored campaign in one afternoon? Then trust me, you can learn 5e in a single afternoon as well.
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 05:12 AM
    I've heard of this or similar. But not rolling would not fly with myself or the people I play with. Heck, myself & most of the others even prefer to roll our stats. The thinking is this: There's no real risk involved in playing D&D. So why settle for ok/average when you have a chance to roll GREAT? As for speeding things up? No point in my circles. There's no quota as to how much we...
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 04:43 AM
    Backgrounds? Yes, I use them. As do the players in the game I DM. How often/directly they come into play (beyond the extra proficiencies/tools/etc) just depends upon what's actually going on in the game. Ideals/Bonds/Flaws? I don't use them at all. They exist to spark new/less creative players imaginations. I am not a new/less imaginative player. I don't know if the other players...
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    Sunday, 24th February, 2019, 07:32 AM
    Well Gladius, this is your last chance to pay me not to buy this game...
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    Saturday, 23rd February, 2019, 09:47 PM
    If you like lots of options then 3/3.5/Pathfinder v1 are the systems for you. Overall there's: *Dozens of classes. *Nearly any race can be made into a character race. *About 3x as many skills, rules for them all, & you assign pts to them as you level - so you end up customizing wich skills you have & how good you are at each (though many peoples skill lists end up looking very similar)...
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    Saturday, 23rd February, 2019, 10:36 AM
    So, other than "Whatever we can beat the easiest", wich type (and size?) of dragon do you prefer to fight?
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    Saturday, 23rd February, 2019, 10:01 AM
    Non-technical answer: Fast enough.
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    Saturday, 23rd February, 2019, 05:23 AM
    This is true regardless of the edition.
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 07:14 PM
    3 (maybe 4). But never on the spot/at the moment during a session. It's always been something that could wait until between sessions. From most recent backwards: *Tyler - this annoying kid was in the ToA game I'm running down at the local shop. We've got space at the table for 1 DM + 7 players. Theres 4 regular players. So if there's an open seat we'll give you a chance.... Well Tyler...
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 05:39 AM
    1st person, 3rd person, a mix, doesn't really matter to me so long as I know what you're trying to accomplish. That said.... A non-descriptive out-of-combat, 3rd person "I/PCs name do x, & rolled #."? Will usually result in a much higher DC than one accompanied with some sort of description. We're telling a story here, so paint some kind of picture....
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    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 11:19 AM
    First off, Welcome to the game! In this order: The Players Handbook - asap A set of dice - asap a few extra 6 sided dice an extra 20 sided die of a different color a miniature
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    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 06:21 AM
    I wonder if the OP now realizes why the comments weren't enabled in the initial article?
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 07:42 AM
    I don't use the 5e inspiration mechanic at all. You know what the reward for playing your character well is? More/more interesting things will occur. I'll write stuff more & more centered on your character. If you just sit there rolling dice but not really bringing your character to life? Then you're relegating yourself to the role of sidekick. You can change that if you want.
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    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 11:16 PM
    Overall you won't have any problems. Just make the rules mods. You don't need any story justification. You might run into some interaction feat-wise. If you do, just come up with something that works for that particular issue & play on. And, after awhile, if you find these changes haven't helped your game? Switch back.
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    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 08:40 AM
    I played a slightly modified Ancestral Guardian barbarian in our previous campaign. We shifted it from protecting others to only protecting my barbarian as none of the other characters were kin/members of the tribe. For that matter the spirits weren't even aiming to protect my character (she's not kin or tribe member either, but her unborn child is). They just couldn't protect the last heir...
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    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 01:09 AM
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    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 06:57 AM
    Yes. But don't write them off. I found Enterprise to be pretty enjoyable. Like I've said, I liked both the crew & the actors playing them. That goes along way smoothing over rough bits. It's worst is season 3 where they focus heavily on a time travel war. That wears thin pretty quickly & goes way too long. And it probably doomed the series. Once the audience tunes out & not enough...
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    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 06:34 AM
    Well, the only way you're getting decapitated or otherwise similarly maimed (losing arms etc) in games I run is: 1) Specific magic weapons - Swords of Sharpness, Vorpral Blades, etc 2) A monster/trap/effect has a specific rule for that happening. 3) Such maiming is, or is pretty much, the only logical outcome of some action a player has their character take. 4) You get killed by massive...
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I've never found a game - RPG, miniatures, or board game I wasn't willing to try.
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I've been a gamer - RPGs, minis, board games, etc since I opened my Basic D&D set on Christmas day 1980.

Currently playing games in NE Ohio (USA)

I love toys & games. All types.
I'm lucky. I got to be a toy salesman for the best toy store in the world (You've probably heard our song ;)) for many many years - until we went out of business in 2018. :(
It wasn't the $, the benefits, the job positions/challenge, or even at times my co-workers, that made doing that every day worthwhile. It was sharing that love of toys by helping as many people as possible (toddler - 65yr Hot wheel collector, clueless parent, confused grandparent, etc) get whatever toy brought them or theirs joy.

My order of preference D&D wise goes:
1e, 5e, PF/3x, 2e, BECMI.

I gave 4e a 2 year shot.
I determined I didn't like it.
I don't bear the few remaining 4e fans any actual ill will, but I'm also not above poking them - because it's funny to hear them yowl.
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Thursday, 14th February, 2019

  • 12:27 PM - Sadras mentioned ccs in post Blocked list blues - help?
    ccs is correct. Well it's their loss, they lose out on all the work you've done on the 5e hardcore monsters.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

  • 01:38 PM - Ovinomancer mentioned ccs in post Skills used by players on other players.
    ...ere's a contradiction in the statements and I'd curious as to what causes it. Maybe it'll make him change his mind, or maybe it'll provide a new avenue for discussion, or maybe it won't. If I don't ask, only the latter is sure to obtain. What he does at his table isn't going to effect you and I think this thread has done a lot to show that both sides are right,neither side 100% but enough that we can understand that yeah people are viewing things differently and that's ok. Neither side is engaging in bad or hurtful game play, it's just a difference of opinion in a rpg that aims to have much of it left up to the players and DM. Oh, goodness, someone has forgotten their on a discussion forum. Of course it won't affect my table -- or will it? Because, in that 3 year old thread that was linked a few pages ago about NPCs using skills against PCs, I was on your side of the argument. Go read it, you'll see. I made a lot of the same arguments you and Ratskinner are making (and ccs). But, starting in that thread, and in a few more where I got mad at iserith (I've accused him of trolling, too, much to my future embarrassment), I started looking at how I run games, what I was doing, and realized that a lot of my dissatisfaction was how I was running -- what luggage I was bringing with me. I've changed my style since then, sought out a few good non-D&D games to sample different concepts altogether, and fashioned a different playstyle that's much more iserith and Bawylie that my old one. So, yeah, maybe this is the start of a change and maybe it isn't, but whether or not it affects my table right now, this is still a discussion forum where we talk about pretending to be elves. I think sometimes we get so caught up in the argument that we forget that we are all on the same side. We love rpg's! There are few enough of us out there lets agree to disagree and still hold each other in a positive light. You told us what you would do, how you feel about it...

Sunday, 4th November, 2018

  • 08:28 PM - CleverNickName mentioned ccs in post Survivor Magic Rings- Feather Falling FLOATS TO VICTORY!
    Elemental Command 24 Evasion 18 Feather Falling 25 Free Action 27 Invisibility 19 Jumping 8 Mind Shielding 20 Protection 13 Ram 27 Regeneration 17 Resistance 20 Shooting Stars 32 Spell Storing 24 Spell Turning 23 Telekinesis 20 Three Wishes 13 Water Walking 19 Sorry about that, ccs. I couldn't make up my mind. You were right the first time.

Sunday, 28th October, 2018

  • 11:03 AM - Johannes Dolch mentioned ccs in post Please help me decide on a Paladin Build for Curse of Strahd
    ...ves is great. Stack it with bless and you as a paladin with 14 wis are looking at +12 + 1d4 wisdom save at level 10. That really helps a lot. Mechanically that is awesome. But since my Character is Chaotic Good "Evil must be destroyed and i am the one who does it", going into Hexblade would really be too far into "please DM, i know it makes zero sense for a good paladin to suddenly make a pact with a mysterious, dark entity from an evil realm and start cursing people. But please, please let me cheese this game." -Territory for me to justify it for the sake of metagaming power. But it is a great concept should i ever start a new character that has a different alignment. And in that sense it certainly has more than enough fodder for a dramatic character. In fact in terms of pure power this is kinda what i am looking for but i can't justify this specifically, purely based on alignment. If somebody has something like that without the irreconcilable moral divide that would be awesome. @ccs: That seems like a narrow view. Playing a Paladin for me doesn't come from how many levels I have in this and that. A Paladin for me is a melee Combatant with magical powers. This one specifically is alignment good but you could very well conceive of an evil paladin (e.g. Oathbreaker) who would happily make deals with evil entities for the sake of personal gain. If I would completely abandon melee combat in favor of casting then I would agree with you, that that is not a paladin. But a Hexblade is most certainly a great evil paladin build.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018


Monday, 13th August, 2018

  • 09:07 PM - jmucchiello mentioned ccs in post [IC] JM's "Doomsday Dawn" Playtest Party#2 Chapter#1
    This is the PF2 playtest adventure "Doomsday Dawn" in character thread for party #2. Link to RG (char gen info is here) Link to OOC tglassy: Coralin Pagebinder, Male Elven/Budding Osirenologist/Bard 1 VLAD the Destroyer: Bixby Buckhollow, Halfling Mind Quake Survivor Druid 1 & Bucky, a small honey badger [-]EarlyBird: Noboru, male human(half-orc), Pathfinder Hopeful, Barbarian 1[/-] [-]ccs[/-]: Elkhorn, Male Dwarf/Warrior/Fighter 1 Taken over by Tailspinner Shayuri: Triessa Elrich, Half Elf Wizard 1 Charlotte of Oz: Alan Oake, Human/Pathfinder Hopeful/Paladin 1 In the year 4707 AR (11 years ago, shortly before the Rise of the Runelords), in the Varisian city of Magnimar, at around 9 or 10 am, a messenger finds you and hands you a sealed envelope. When he remains, he says he was asked to find out if will be attending. You promptly open the envelope. It is an invitation from Lady Keleri Deverin, a local scholar and aristocrat. You became acquainted with her some time ago and she occasionally meets with you to discuss mutual interests. In the invitation, she reminds you of the times you told her you were hoping your life would involve more adventure and that she might have the job to kick off that new part of your life. No other details, other than lunch being served at 1 pm are listed. The messenger who delivered the invitation waits for you to ...

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018

  • 09:58 PM - jmucchiello mentioned ccs in post [OOC] JM's "Doomsday Dawn" Pathfinder 2 Playtest Adventure. (Closed)
    ccs Equipment: TBD - 9sp worth Armor: chainmail (80) heavy steel shield (20) long sword (10), clan dagger (25), hand xbow (25) 10 bolts (2) That's 162 sp I'm thinking it's weird to pay extra for a dagger you received as part of your coming of age rite. But I don't want to randomly house rule it.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018

  • 06:52 PM - jmucchiello mentioned ccs in post [OOC] JM's "Doomsday Dawn" Pathfinder 2 Playtest Adventure. (Closed)
    Okay, the three of you are ready. We have nothing ready from ccs and an open spot. I may have overestimated the desire to do this playtest here. I'm wondering if I should pull GreenKarl out of party#1 and just go with two groups of 4 players. I can only put so many "really"s into the thread title. So if you can recruit some more people without being annoying, please do so. Thoughts?

Friday, 27th July, 2018

  • 07:40 PM - Chaosmancer mentioned ccs in post Sage Advice: Plane and world hopping (includes how Eberron and Ravnica fit in D&D cosmology)
    ...lity, and the reasons the crew of the Enterprise doesn't come down and correct them is because doing so violates the right of those civilizations to learn about the truth for themselves. However, it breeds a sense of superiority doesn't it? Anyone visiting that planet from space knows that these people have no idea what is actually going on, and therefore they are somewhat lessened in comparison. We have that already. We have the idea that planescape scholars scoff at people stuck in one plane, because they don't know the "real story". And we can scoff at them, because the planescape people don't realize they are all characters in our made up stories to entertain ourselves (multiverse theories being what they are, all multiverses are connected with all other multiverses, and an infinite array of potential truths). But we don't need any of it. We don't need to explain how it is all connected and what is all looks like when you zoom all the way out. We can just as easily (as ccs points out) just use the planeshift spell, or a macguffin, and get the result of going from point A to point B. That's the bigger thing for me personally, these settings answer questions I don't need answers to. Other people want them and other people find the neccessary to their enjoyment of the game. Great, go nuts, but I don't need flying ships through explosive magic stuff between galaxy sized crystals that are grains of sand to explain how some guy one time went from Oerth to Earth and shook hands with Stan Lee. The characters aren't going to meet Stan Lee in my game, because it would detract from the story I am telling at the time. And someone telling me that despite my dislike they are already connected anyways.... doesn't matter. I don't care how long they've been connected, how many times they've been connected, or how important it is they are connected. It is never going to come up, my players aren't interested.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018

  • 03:29 AM - cbwjm mentioned ccs in post How would you balance this modification to spellcasters?
    Like ccs, I'd just change it, run with it, and then sort things out later once I've done some playtesting. As an aside, this rule could lead to the party wanting more short rests, especially as they won't be fully recharged after a long rest but then almost every other class will be recharging on a short rest so it might work out fine.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018

  • 06:41 AM - Coroc mentioned ccs in post Playing Tieflings
    ccs #30 i do not have a Problem at all and i totally understood what you wanted to express, it is just that for me (eventually being no native english speaker) the term traditional in conjunction with Body parts sounds terribly funny, i don't know how to explain maybe like e.g. if you describe a RL human having traditional big feet or a traditional long nose.

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

  • 09:59 AM - Coroc mentioned ccs in post Playing Tieflings
    ccs whew "traditional small devil horns " and "tipped with traditional arrowhead shape" so there is a traditional shape of extra Body parts for tieflings, you never stop learning :) (Traditional pointy ears and traditional cats eyes anyone?)

Friday, 27th April, 2018

  • 08:44 PM - DM Dave1 mentioned ccs in post What happens to the "suboptimal?"
    ...ne remembers that PC that always succeeded and always did well because it wasn't challenging. We remember when the PC who has challenges overcame the challenge (either through luck, or creative play) to win the day. Flaws and weaknesses are what accentuates the strengths and heroic actions. Yes to this. Playing the way the hive mind wants ("must max your main stat!", "only use certain race/class combos!", "don't take spells that are red or brown on the interweb lists!", etc) results in a less memorable experience, IMO. Which is kind of missing the point of the fun of playing. Suddenly everything is very samey and mechanical and about "winning" with very little flavor. It's the heroic failures and unlikely victories that make for the grand stories we tell years from now. No group will wax poetic (or want to listen to the hyper-optimizing player who remembers) about the UA Revised Ranger Wood Elf who single-handedly wiped out the low level humanoids in that one combat. I'll take @ccs's Halfling Barbarian or @Ath-kethin's grappling VHuman Warlock or @Warpiglet's Hobgoblin Celestial Warlock in a party any day.

Thursday, 12th April, 2018

  • 05:25 AM - Unwise mentioned ccs in post What kaiju was the rust monster based off of?
    Ah well done @ccs ! I was just thinking to myself "gee I hope not finding this little plastic toy does not become an itch in my brain that leads me to spend way too long googling it". Then I saw your post, you saved me! <edit> It is a weird world we live in, that people presumably on the other side of the planet from each other still remember the same little plastic crappy toy from their childhoods. Weirder still is the fact that the internet has pictures of that and we can search for it and find it. Even stranger is that a bunch of grown adults are spending time searching for and reminiscing over something so obscure :)

Thursday, 15th March, 2018

  • 07:32 PM - EarlyBird mentioned ccs in post EB's Second Darkness w/RoleMaster rules (plz ignore prefix) - Recruitment (need a Burglar) haha
    OK gang let's go with Second Darkness, I'm liking the read so far and the potential for some fun RPing. Finn will defiantly be a member of the Order of Cyphers so that fits nicely. Group so far: hero4hire - Jerrod human alchemist Yavanthol - Finn human magus johnathonhawke - ?? human fighter Skarsgard - ?? human ?? Hoping for one more? ccs maybe? All I need from the players is their background/concept (please list fave weapons and tactics), and if you all can get a copy of Second Darkness Player's Guide and specifically pick a campaign trait for your character. I will be giving everyone a list of the basics you will have to start the game, DB, OB, equipment, spells, and special abilities. Won't be much think of this as if we were trying this in RL you would only have an index card size list of numbers and things your character can do. That info I'll have everyone copy past into the RG before we get started.

Sunday, 24th December, 2017


Saturday, 18th November, 2017

  • 10:08 PM - DMMike mentioned ccs in post Fifth Edition.....Why?
    ...r they turned the Forgotten Realms into. Then I bought the 5th Edition players handbook, It seemed to actually streamline the 4th Edition and make it less a tabletop MMO while bringing back the simplicity of the old school blue and red boxes. However what drove me to ignore the rule set was that fundamental lack of variability that 3rd Edition actually offered. It seems like I'm pretty much stuck in the class I began the game in and I can either choose a mediocre stat bonus where I used to be able to alter the standard progression path by taking a feat, and the stat bonus would come later which demonstrated a focus in a differing area of my character's priority. So, why should I play 5th Edition? It eliminated the wonderful options a player could take his character and even it's weak multiclassing can't portray the most famous characters of our favorite DnD novel characters. I mean, stat out Elminster the way he should be in 5th Ed, or even Mirt the Merciless. To elaborate on ccs's response: buying 5th edition keeps the D&D team in business, and putting out more official D&D content. #notWotC But with all the complaints, maybe the thread header should be: Savage Worlds...Why? Hackmaster...Why? GURPS...Why? Fantasy AGE...Why? (Choose Any Free D&D Clone)...Why...

Thursday, 16th November, 2017

  • 09:24 AM - scottaroberts mentioned ccs in post Xanathar's, Wizards, and FLGSes Charging For Playspace
    ...d expecting to stay there for five to eight hours. People like that aren't looking for an amazing *retail* experience, they're looking for an amazing *play* experience--and charging for that is not, in my opinion, unethical. Dannyalcatraz and shidaku: There are in fact stores that make money entirely from hosting games. There are a few models for it, including the cafe model. I expect they will grow. My model right now is not profitable under normal circumstances, but that's because I'm only open two days a week for other reasons. The expanded model for when that's possible involves leveraging Meetup groups on non-RPG days, for boardgame nights; hosting game design & other merit badge projects for scouts; catering to teens and children who want to learn D&D via charging for lessons (yes there is a market, and it's one where parents know how much it costs to host a kid for hours), and a bunch more things. Mirtek: Exactly correct. My FLGS made its money on CCGs and minis. ccs: 1) I stay in business because I have another revenue stream from something else. 2) I give DMs free sessions, one for each session they run; I also give out free sessions for other volunteer services and work. 3) I could lower my stock--but then I would lose all those initial sales to Amazon. Which, ultimately, it's just better to tell people to buy on Amazon. 4) (and this also applies to a later comment by Dannyalcatraz): My point is that (a) the industry should definitely change to a charging-for-games model post haste. There should be no "free" playspace outside of a library. Mandatory purchases, cafe services, and other things can also suffice. I simply don't understand why there is such pushback: you don't balk at paying for bowling, miniature golf, billiards, target shooting, batting cages, and the like; and what you're paying for are the tools to do the thing with and the space. Why are FLGS so incredibly different? There's not much money in the people who only play ...

Thursday, 2nd November, 2017

  • 08:23 PM - akr71 mentioned ccs in post Converting Monsters - which addition is easier to convert from?
    ccs I am planning on converting modules (or at least chunks of). We're in the midst of a campaign, but I'm beginning to plan the next one and I want to take a crack at a sandbox style campaign. Everything we've done so far has felt very much like its been on rails - however, they were new players and I had not played or DM'd in a couple decades (at least). Time to take the rails away and see how they do! They're interested in the concept too. So, I've chosen a start location. Now I'm mining my old AD&D modules and gotten my hands on some old Dragon & Dungeon magazines so I can seed the local area and not so local area with potential adventures and hooks. They'll get to choose which ones to go after with the understanding that the things that they pass on are not frozen in time waiting for their return. I've got some time before I have to worry a whole lot about converting, but I will have to get on it. Adventure Lookup had me looking at some 3e & 4e stuff which had me wondering ...


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Friday, 15th March, 2019

  • 11:01 PM - BoxCrayonTales quoted ccs in post Mind if I pedantically complain that monster manuals butcher myth/folklore/fairytale?
    D&D is a game about killing monsters, so if the monsters don't already to conform to that role, then they either need to be changed to fit or omitted from the game. Other games are not about killing monsters, so if you really want to give the creatures a fair shake, then you'd be better off dealing with them there. If you really want an accurate take on the wendigo (for example), then you shouldn't look for it in a game that assumes every problem can be fixed with a sword.I’ve always been frustrated by the inordinate focus on violence in RPGs. Plenty of fantasy stories resolved encounters with non-violent solutions. I’m not suggesting adding mental/social hit points or using a genuinely universal task resolution mechanic a la Risus, but I wish the rules had offered XP for any method of conflict resolution. Well, if we're going to be pedants here, no, it is not creatively bankrupt to re-imagine monsters as something different from their lore. However, taking my pedant hat off and...

Thursday, 14th March, 2019

  • 01:20 PM - vanquish3000 quoted ccs in post Long time DM, first time player. Need help choosing a race and "DNA" ability scores.
    75% Human/25% elf - sounds like a human to me. But the person you should really be asking is your DM. How you arrived at your characters ability scores - this is definitely something you need to discuss with your DM. They might well have some specific method(s) already in place.... Likewise with your characters NPC lineage etc - your character should fit the world your DM is running 1st Please vote in the poll, my DM was one of my players, so he knows these NPCs and thrust my judgment. His group is at second tier level 5 characters so my character will be level 5 when done but I was told to make a level 0 character. He is making a prologue for my PC were he is train by the other 5 PCs. My PC's grandparents scores are from the NPCs in the MM. Took the average of the grandparents scores rounded down to get the parents scores. Then got the average of the parents scores rounded down to get the PCs scores. Hope that make sense? Just saw how this looks on a phone , really sorry.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

  • 12:44 PM - Riley37 quoted ccs in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Sorry, I think I've missed something. Yes. Yes, you have.
  • 12:38 PM - Hussar quoted ccs in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Sorry, I think I've missed something. Why would you having black hair IRL prevent you from playing a Tolkien elf? If it's in a game? Well, I doubt many of us have ever matched most of our characters descriptions.... If you're talking about as an actor? Dude, we have hair dye, wigs, & CGI for that. So, you see absolutely no issue with the fact that I'd have to dye my hair to be considered "good" in a Tolkien universe? That without changing my appearance, there is no way I could be considered part of the best "good" race? Really, you think that's not an issue? Heh, I remember when that awful D&D movie came out and the elf was black and this was actually an issue. So, it's not like this is ancient history.
  • 12:32 PM - Sadras quoted ccs in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Sorry, I think I've missed something. Why would you having black hair IRL prevent you from playing a Tolkien elf? If it's in a game? Well, I doubt many of us have ever matched most of our characters descriptions.... If you're talking about as an actor? Dude, we have hair dye, wigs, & CGI for that. I believe this is an example of the fine tooth comb Bedrockgames has been referring to.

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019

  • 02:20 AM - ClaytonCross quoted ccs in post Does anyone know where I can get 1.5 inch squre grid Fantacy battle maps?
    Yup, here you go: http://chessex.com/mats/Battlemats_MegamatsReversible.htm Well its not decorated with a prebuild map but that's defiantly better than anything I currently have. I just ordered one. Thanks. I guess if I want a tavern and I have to up size it and print it I can but I am still hoping someone knows of some pre-generated maps. I had found this failed Kickstarter but not much else.

Monday, 11th March, 2019

  • 03:43 PM - GlassJaw quoted ccs in post Dragon Heist as a prologue for Ravenloft?
    I have never seen this actually occur. Frustration, anger, & annoyance - yes. Trapped & hopeless? No. * I've seen plenty of players 2e+ who weren't happy because they thought they were going to get screwed over rules-wise. (even when directly told those rules weren't being used) * And I've seen plenty of Ravenloft games where players didn't know anything about the setting get screwed with ruleswise & were mad about it. * I've seen plenty of players quit Loft games to avoid rules screws or just refuse to play anything with that masthead. * I've also seen plenty of 2e/3x vets assume that the old rules dickery applies today. Ravenloft has nothing to do with the "rules". It's all about mood and emotion. Gothic horror requires the stakes to be raised. The unknown is scary. That's what evokes those emotions. I do agree that if your players are powergaming crybabies, Ravenloft isn't for them. It's certainly not a campaign for every group.

Friday, 8th March, 2019

  • 07:49 PM - Eric V quoted ccs in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    Ugh. I really hope they don't implement this idea. They need to keep in mind that the purpose of these stat blocks is not to make the game gorgeous or fun to read or whatever, but to make the game playable. Burying the info in natural language sentences makes that harder. Well, anything they do is to sell more books, right? It's actually not about ease of play, or whatever; it's about whatever moves books off the shelves. If Merudo is right that most of these adventures are bought and read but not played, then they probably should move to a more natural language statblock if that is more popular.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019


Monday, 4th March, 2019

  • 10:15 PM - ContrapuntalAnt quoted ccs in post [GUIDE] So art lies hid by its own artifice - an artificer guide
    Really? Not being the typical artificer (whatever that even means) is you're criteria & whole explanation to rate this as "Avoid at all costs"? Avoid because....? What, the 1st image in your head isn't of a dragon-man making things/brewing potions? It has a poor stat set up for the class? Something else? Provide an explanation. Mechanics based preferably. Setting based if plausible (I don't know anything about Ebberon, maybe there's a story reason to avoid that race/class combo there?) I'm sorry, but if you're writing a guide, write something useful. Or at least reasoned. You're DB rating isn't. And when I run across non-useful stuff in guides? It automatically devalues everything else you've written. At least you've avoided the useless + snide commentary often seen in Treantmonks stuff.... Worse yet? You're writing a guide based on PLAYTEST material. You're discouraging playtesting with your ratings. *I care not one wit about Dragonborn themselves. 1. I meant ...

Sunday, 3rd March, 2019

  • 01:19 AM - Zardnaar quoted ccs in post Why do people still play older editions of D&D? Are they superior to the current one?
    If you can run DS in BASIC, then you can certainly run it in 5e. Alot more conversion work and Basic has that gritty feeling that 5E lacks. You can outright port the 2E psion rules to Basic, can't do that in 5E. In BASIC, 1E, 2E and 3E to a lesser extent energy drawing undead are feared. You might bolt from a 4HD Wight as a lost initiative roll and good attack roll you lose level. Death also matters a lot more pre 3E as resurrection is not guaranteed and gets smaller the more you are raised. 1E is more Sword and Sorcerery 5E more high fantasy. If you like modern mechanics but old feelings there are also clones. I'm not a fan of 4E but understand why fans like it. A lot of okd settings are also better off under original rules than newer updates assuming they actually got updated.

Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

  • 09:21 PM - Celebrim quoted ccs in post New to DM'ing
    That's not necessarily true at all. Over the years I've encountered plenty of players (in games I'm running & otherwise) who're simply rude. Some intentionally, most cluelessly. In the games I run those who interrupt are simply told that I'll get to what they want to do once I've finished. While it could be true that the problem a GM faces is that he has bad players, I much prefer to start any discussion with a GM on the assumption that the problems you are facing or could be facing are the GMs fault and can be corrected with GM skill.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019

  • 08:46 PM - ParanoydStyle quoted ccs in post [Sharktocrab] Sharktocrab
    What's the MTG card called? SHARKTOCRAB! Sorry, I assume you were setting me up for this considering that the thread prefix, thread title, and all of the body text of the main thread not meant to be in a stat block were each just the word "Sharktocrab".
  • 01:28 AM - cbwjm quoted ccs in post [Sharktocrab] Sharktocrab
    No. You're just confused. You only make one save, when you first see a sharktocrab. If you fail it, you are confused, and there is no need to make further saves. You're probably right. A huge version would have 10 ft. reach with its bite and pincers, more hp, and a slightly higher AC with better natural armor. I'd say (very, very approximately) a huge Sharktocrab would be around CR 9. I kind of miss the 3.5 rules for advancing monsters by hit dice. They'd be good for this as I'm sure that the Simic Combine has engineered large, huge, and maybe even colossal Sharktocrabs (and also maybe a Tiny one just for giggles). You're probably right. In this case I just made up the DC ad-hoc based on CR, because I couldn't figure out which ability modifier would apply to the confusion effect, nor do I know how monster proficiency bonuses are calculated. Fun trivia, I didn't make up the "this thing looks so head-scratchingly weird that you need to save versus confusion just for seeing i...

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

  • 08:34 PM - smbakeresq quoted ccs in post Cleric Challenged of Helm
    Well, this old school DM would have an old school response to a cleric who wasn't following their deity. I don't ascribe to this modern crap of write down whatever you please (often solely for x mech benefit) but then play any wich way you please. If you chose a deity who's requirements are xyz, then to get those benefits you will play xyz. Failure = loss of class abilities. This response would involve loss of minor powers (stuff gained via subclass), not being allowed to take another lv of cleric, a visit of some sort from an agent of the deity (especially if the player/character questioned why this was happening), and finally the loss of spell casting ability. These penalties could be lifted by coming back to the requirements/tenants/etc of the original deity or finding a new power. This stuff would be played through because that's how bad roleplayers get better. [emoji817] Today though players think everything is a restriction. For example, I use variant encumbrance becau...

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

  • 05:45 PM - tomBitonti quoted ccs in post It's a Good Thing D&D Isn't a Toy
    TLDR version: Those misdealings have caused alot of missed sales & financial pain. Sure. But they don't have anything to do with what Toys R Us was selling. Financial miss-dealings are a hazard to all corporations. I agree that there is a misfortune in this case to the sellers that operated through Toys R Us. But that is a specific misfortune which ought not to be used to make general points such are made by the article. Thx! TomB
  • 06:43 AM - Man in the Funny Hat quoted ccs in post Why do people still play older editions of D&D? Are they superior to the current one?
    You know 3.5? And you can create a tailored campaign in one afternoon? Then trust me, you can learn 5e in a single afternoon as well. Thing is, ANY edition can be learned in an afternoon. Less, if someone who ALREADY knows the edition can teach it. But just because a new edition exists does not invalidate any older edition. No edition has an expiration date. The choice to NOT learn 5E is not just a matter of, "can it be learned fast/easily". If you have ANY other edition that works well enough for you and the people you game with, you don't NEED another edition. "I like it," is all the more reason anyone needs to play any past edition, and "I just don't want to," is likewise sufficient (or should be...) to end any and all attempts to convert the Luddite Heathens. :) As DM my first choice of editions is 1E. I have pretty much got it how I want it after some 40 years. I can also run or play 3.5 at the drop of a hat and have chosen to do so over 1E in the past simply because I can...

Monday, 25th February, 2019

  • 11:15 PM - Deset Gled quoted ccs in post Why do people still play older editions of D&D? Are they superior to the current one?
    You know 3.5? And you can create a tailored campaign in one afternoon? Then trust me, you can learn 5e in a single afternoon as well. Learn to play, I believe you. Learn to teach and DM, I am more skeptical about. I've played enough game systems in my life to know what I don't know. I've heard 5e is supposed to be easier to balance, but I would have to force everyone to play as generic fighter-rogue-cleric-wizard to be sure on the first time out (instead of the unique feeling characters I was able to help people build for 3.5 using the wide variety of feats and classes that I'm familiar with). All game mechanics aside, 3.5 is the most navigable system for me, simply because of experience. If anyone has a question I don't know the answer to, I know the books (and my curated files) well enough to find the answer fast enough to get it right and not slow down gameplay. 5e may not take the typical 10,000 hours to master, but there's no way I could be that fluent in it without at le...

Monday, 18th February, 2019

  • 04:19 AM - Lanefan quoted ccs in post Decapitation and lethality in your game
    Well, the only way you're getting decapitated or otherwise similarly maimed (losing arms etc) is: 1) Specific magic weapons - Swords of Sharpness, Vorpral Blades, etc 2) A monster/trap/effect has a specific rule for that happening. 3) Such maiming is, or is pretty much, the only logical outcome of some action a player has their character take. 4) You get killed by massive damage. 5) You get killed by a crit. In #s 4 & 5 the decapitation/maiming is the description of your death, not what caused it rules-wise. Though yes, story-wise, death occurred because of the decapitation. And it might be important later on that you were decapitated etc.... You'd think that #2 would be the most common method. But no. In all my years playing these games I've seen ALOT more instances of #3 (mostly maimings). #1 is the least likely way for these things to occur in my games. I've had several characters lose parts to #1-type effects over the years, once or twice even by friendly fire (hint...

Sunday, 17th February, 2019

  • 08:59 AM - S'mon quoted ccs in post Decapitation and lethality in your game
    Well, the only way you're getting decapitated or otherwise similarly maimed (losing arms etc) is: 1) Specific magic weapons - Swords of Sharpness, Vorpral Blades, etc 2) A monster/trap/effect has a specific rule for that happening. 3) Such maiming is, or is pretty much, the only logical outcome of some action a player has their character take. 4) You get killed by massive damage. 5) You get killed by a crit. In #s 4 & 5 the decapitation/maiming is the description of your death, not what caused it rules-wise. Though yes, story-wise, death occurred because of the decapitation. And it might be important later on that you were decapitated etc.... You'd think that #2 would be the most common method. But no. In all my years playing these games I've seen ALOT more instances of #3 (mostly maimings). #1 is the least likely way for these things to occur in my games. What I do NOT use in my games are random crit charts This is how I run it, yup. If a PC is insta-killed by a...


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