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    Today, 10:34 AM
    PHB ranger + Xanathars. If you want to play a Beastmaster you get a choice between PHB or UA. If you choose PHB & decide your unhappy then the animal defaults to under your control, acting on its own, & not using up any of your actions.
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    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    The thread is so old I tried to laugh and give xp only to see I had done so years ago for the same posts! Yet I read it again like it was a new discussion! Funny. Just so happens I have been thinking g about it this again lately as I was thinking about a familiar for an arcana cleric..:
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    Yesterday, 07:45 AM
    Scoring more pts than the other team would be my guess.
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ccs View Post *Want to do any physical task that doesn't rely on brute strangth? Dex. - yep, I mean, what else are you going to roll against? Con in a few instances, maybe. But if not Str, then Dex. Want to steal something? Want to hide something? Dex. - right there in 1e. Sure, if you were a Thief. Then you were rolling %s for climbing, picking pockets,...
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    Sunday, 20th January, 2019, 03:07 AM
    Hmm. I read "always" & thought back to BECMi & AD&D 1e. Let's see: Want to go first? Dex. - yep, Basic & 1e Want to avoid getting hit? Dex. - yep. and it worked with all armors. Want to get out of the way of a fireball? Dex. - nope. *Want to do any physical task that doesn't rely on brute strangth? Dex. - yep, I mean, what else are you going to roll against? Con in a few instances,...
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    Sunday, 20th January, 2019, 02:53 AM
    Switch it to Finesse = Dex mod to hit only. Remove the Dex bonus from damage.
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    Saturday, 19th January, 2019, 09:53 AM
    ? Because?
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    Friday, 18th January, 2019, 06:42 AM
    Because when it snows my drive tends to drift.... Ritual: Remove Snow & Ice (from driveway/walk ways). Every 10' worth of area requires x additional casting time. So great for my drive/walk, not practical for the entire road.
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    Thursday, 17th January, 2019, 10:23 PM
    For evil characters, yes. When we were teenagers in high school we wanted the novelty of being villains but wanted to be able to actually have a party function for more than a session. Oh! The lazy days of youth and marathon DnD! (1st AD&D).
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    Thursday, 17th January, 2019, 06:30 AM
    Well.... I guess you could invest a few hours (days?) in making a character sheet for every permutation of standard array/race/background. Ignore MC. Fill in all the #s as 1st lv, leave the name blank, & then spend a few moments adjusting based on lv as needed. When you need a new character you just open the folder & pull out a sheet.
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    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 07:10 PM
    I am about to venture into the realm of the cleric. As with warlocks, I greatly prefer melee focus. I understand other choices might be "better" from an optimization perspective but this is the class and the focus for me. i would like some suggestions about making a better melee focused cleric. I had a tempest cleric get to fifth level. I am more interested in war cleric or arcana cleric....
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    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 06:01 AM
    I don't know why others disliked it, but I wasn't a fan because: 1) It compressed virtually everything (including the dice, gun, & name) we know about pre-ANH Han into 1 adventure. The only thing you don't see is him dumping a load of spice... 2) I just didn't buy the actor they tapped to play Han. He might be just fine in some other movie, but I think they picked the wrong guy for this role.
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    Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, 05:35 AM
    At the shop we use a pair of 6x2 or 8x2 white folding plastic tables from (walmart/costco/target? - probably costco) depending upon the group size. At home its a 6x4 dining room table picked up cheap at a garage sale. Fits the space & only has to seat 4-5.
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    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 07:03 PM
    Well I don't know if battlemaster is the class selected necessarily. But then are we saying this is the only fighter that should take it? I guess I am wondering where people say the line is for value. For me, it's horseshoes and hand grenades. I want the fun of an occasional intentional big hit with war cleric. I like to RP clerics and I like the satisfaction of melee (only play blade...
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    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 06:39 PM
    Warpiglet started a thread GWM without advantage
    So a question just came to mind as I began plans to play a cleric. specifically I have been debating a war cleric and an arcana cleric. Going against the advice of some, I planned to take GWM at some point. With the war cleric, channel divinity for. +10 seems a natural fit. Sure, it's limited to a time or two per day initially, but it is a very likely hit even with -5 +10. I recall a...
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    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 10:29 AM
    Probably the photographer, but go check with a lawyer.
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    Monday, 14th January, 2019, 10:26 AM
    I'd go warlock.
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    Sunday, 13th January, 2019, 02:45 AM
    The former we kept, the latter we house ruled away.
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    Sunday, 13th January, 2019, 12:41 AM
    In a word, No. I don't want rules to be written to explicitly encourage/discourage MCing.
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    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 10:39 AM
    Movies: Wrath of Khan The Voyage Home The Motion Picture The Search for Spock The Final Frontier/Undiscovered Country - I like & dislike these two about the same.... Generations/First Contact - again, about the same ST 2009 Beyond Into Darkness
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    Friday, 11th January, 2019, 09:55 AM
    Mechanics you'd want to combine as much as you can with your high Cha. But besides the mechanics, what makes sense storywise, for this particular character?
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    Thursday, 10th January, 2019, 09:40 AM
    Sounds cool. So how does the party enter into this & what do they have to do?
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    Thursday, 10th January, 2019, 08:38 AM
    I think the 1st clue lies in the title. :)
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    Thursday, 10th January, 2019, 08:24 AM
    It's not brainwashing. It's 40 years of practical experience that's shown me (even over in PF) that: A) it's not necessary to max out ones To Hit/Damage to build a viable fighter/martial type & still enjoy the game. Certainly not here in 5e.... Wich means that some of those resources can be spent on the non-combat stuff. B) DOING THINGS > choosing not to participate 2/3s of the time because...
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    Wednesday, 9th January, 2019, 11:40 PM
    I'm positive the fighter doesn't need any (additional) class features to be successful in the non-combat aspects. *Merely not tanking ones Cha/Wis/Int in favor of just the physical stats goes along way to this. *Not investing every ASI/Feat into Str/Dex/combat feats helps. You don't HAVE to maximize the To Hit/Damage +s to make an effective character. *Realize that not being proficient in...
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    Wednesday, 9th January, 2019, 10:40 PM
    It'll tell you what, if anything, their immune to right in the monsters stat block.
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    Wednesday, 9th January, 2019, 08:11 PM
    I'm more likely to than I was before. But that only up it to unlikely vs No.
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    Wednesday, 9th January, 2019, 06:34 AM
    I have an idea for a human (maybe 1/2 elf?) dragon-blooded sorcerer (maybe with a dip of warlock?) that's really just waiting for a campaign to be played in. The PC is a loyal & dedicated member of the Cult of the Dragon who's willingly accepted being infused with what the cult leader believes to be the essence of one of the 1st five chromatic dragons. Their glorious mission is to serve as a...
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    Wednesday, 9th January, 2019, 03:04 AM
    Wether I'm a DM or a player, I'd prefer a game with no crits of any sort....
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    Wednesday, 9th January, 2019, 02:43 AM
    Aren't you still assuming you'll get these things? Or is there some mechanism in AL where every party member receives the reward they want (even if multiple of you want the same thing)?
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    Tuesday, 8th January, 2019, 08:46 AM
    The only real flaw in your concept is the assumption of any particular magic item as this isn't 3x/PF where simply buying them is an assumption in too many a game.
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    Tuesday, 8th January, 2019, 08:39 AM
    Eric Noah, the original creator of the site that this one grew out of. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EN_World
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    Monday, 7th January, 2019, 09:50 AM
    Hmm. Take Treantmonks advice with a grain of salt. He writes in a vacuum, is only focused on the math & doesn't account for RP/campaign reasons to make various choices. He's also really sloppy & will simply dismiss something with a "Nope" or such rather than telling the impressionable noob why (he thinks) not. The only environment where this has been true is in games run by a poor...
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    Sunday, 6th January, 2019, 09:17 PM
    "Quote Originally Posted by clearstream View Post I value their expertise as designers specialising in D&D-style RPGs, and their access to design resources such as salient data sets, time and playtesting. That's an important part of why I part with money for their game rulebooks" Sigh.... Re-quoted for the umpteenth time is the best advice to ever to be given by the game designers. ...
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    Sunday, 6th January, 2019, 08:54 AM
    All that'll really happen is that you'll shift how the player(s) optimize their spell lists in the middle. The awesome stuff will still be chosen (unless you price it so ridiculous as to suck the fun out of the game), the weakest stuff still won't be seen, & in-between you'll just generate a new list of go to spells.
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    Sunday, 6th January, 2019, 05:59 AM
    Nearly every time I stepped onto my sales floor. Particularly during Christmas season.
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    Sunday, 6th January, 2019, 05:31 AM
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    No idea what Wizards will be attending, but if you can make it I'd recommend GenCon.
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    Saturday, 5th January, 2019, 07:10 PM
    So let me get this straight.... When the pirate adventure (or whatever it turns out to be) is released you're going to spend your $ on it - even if you don't want it - just to participate in the release schedule? I'm sorry, but that just means your stupid.
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    Friday, 4th January, 2019, 06:58 PM
    Almost never. Since we started playing 5e in the spring of '15 there's been 3 MC characters in our games. And in our recent Desert of Desolation campaign I almost MC'd my barbarian into fighter - but then the story took a turn & that didn't workout prior to the ending.
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    Friday, 4th January, 2019, 10:10 AM
    ccs replied to Beastmaster Fix
    No, the problems with the beastmaster are: 1) As written it's got a dumb-arsed 4e mechanic where the animal uses up one of your actions/attacks instead of just being able to act on an initiative count (yours or its own, doesn't much matter). 2) Most of the players trying to play a beastmaster. They simply want too much out of a basic animal. Even a slightly improved basic animal. And...
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    Friday, 4th January, 2019, 08:14 AM
    (shrugs) Without any sort of context attached, any of those ideas will be fine. Pick the one you like best. You didn't mention: 1) What your characters' race is, 2) Your stats, 3) Your background, 4) What school of wizardry you've chosen, 5) Feats you might be considering, 6) What degree of wealth/equipment/magic items you'll have access to, 7) What type of game you expect to be using...
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    Friday, 4th January, 2019, 04:32 AM
    And that's a bad thing?
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    Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019, 11:37 PM
    No, just curious. When someone says some character sucks at damage, I just wondered what that often means. I understand that if you cannot fly or teleport your extra damage won't change that fact. And frankly I have lived it. In the days of fighters with specialization (1e) the rogue never could compare...but we still liked playing them. Or more accurately, I played clerics with one...
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    Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019, 10:18 PM
    As you skipped them, how do you know those parts are boring? And skipping parts on the 1st & only reading means that you have not in-fact read the trilogy. Merely parts of it.
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    Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019, 08:59 PM
    Warpiglet started a thread Classes and damage
    Hello gang! i have not posted in a while now...job changes and restricted websites etc.! Anyway, I have been musing on damage output lately. I often think that a class does fine in this department only to hear someone talk about trap options and all that jazz. i just wondered what metric we are using when lauding or complaining about damage output. Is it a number? Is it comparing to a...
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    Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019, 06:54 AM
    And you didn't check the Paizo sight about this 1st because??? Anyways, the answer is no.
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    Tuesday, 1st January, 2019, 10:52 PM
    You do realize that here in 5e all prof in a skill gives you are more +s on the roll, right? It's not like 3x/PF where if you lack a rank in about 1/2 the skills you can't even roll. :( That said, it's an amusing exercise to see how you can get them all.
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    Tuesday, 1st January, 2019, 03:51 AM
    And the rest of the world will accept you & not treat you like any other skeleton because???
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    Monday, 31st December, 2018, 11:47 PM
    So you wrote 19 pages of stuff on crafting & concluded that it's still going to be a hassle for the DM and require their involvement? Lol; I could've just told you that....
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    Monday, 31st December, 2018, 09:00 AM
    If the returning player wasn't willing to roll up a new character to use for a session or whatever, then I wouldn't have scheduled a Sat game until you'd addressed the problem in play. So what'd your DM come up with?
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    Monday, 31st December, 2018, 07:29 AM
    It's ok, the gods know what time of day it really is.
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    Sunday, 30th December, 2018, 06:05 PM
    I think it is interesting. As to objections about optimization...I think it is lame to ignore race and background RP and honk only of pluses and minuses. However, choosing natural pairings has been baked in for a long time. More importantly it allows for the fun of playing against type. But pragmatically, we should game with people with compatible styles. If someone is not into...
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    Sunday, 30th December, 2018, 10:58 AM
    Given the people I play with our answer would almost definitely be "Something else". Sorry I can't be more specific, but all I know about the party is that they're A) lacking a high lv wiz/sorc, B) stupid - they've gotten to 16th lv & likely won't be using their divination options??
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    Sunday, 30th December, 2018, 10:35 AM
    Now & then it becomes important. When it does? I just charge you your action that round to change your weapons (including shields). I don't care if you describe that as sheathing/stowing them or dropping them on the ground. Though if you drop them, that's where they'll be - so if you move away from them (or forget to mention picking them back up after the fight).... My combat rounds...
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    Friday, 28th December, 2018, 11:40 AM
    What day(s) do you want to play on?
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    Friday, 28th December, 2018, 06:06 AM
    Well, right now in our new PF campaign an awful lot of potential hooks & arcs are possibly ending.... Pretty much before we even got them rolling. Most of our party (4/5 characters) ventured into a grindylow (aquatic goblins with octopus bottoms) lair in order to remove them as a threat to the local town we're building. It went waaay south & 1 character is outright dead & the other 3 are...
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    Friday, 28th December, 2018, 05:10 AM
    Man that sounds like d and d! I would love to play in that kind of situation! It's not a board game...do we warn the townsfolk? Raise a resistance? Get the ogres to give chase to draw them off? So much fun to be had....
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    Thursday, 27th December, 2018, 07:38 AM
    1. Any resolutions on things you want to do? I need to get about 50-60 minis painted up for an adventure in Feb. Now that Nov/Dec is done I have to get busy! 2. What do you want to improve in your DMing? Nah, I'm good.
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    Thursday, 27th December, 2018, 07:06 AM
    (shrugs) I've never seen it to be a problem in any game I've run. If you have? Then change it & let us know how it turns out.
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    Thursday, 27th December, 2018, 01:40 AM
    Well, what you add to an Aquaman movie?
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    Tuesday, 25th December, 2018, 10:38 AM
    Well then a disclaimer/public service announcement is needed on the opening (not buried in the credits like the "No animals were harmed" bit) of the movie. Pointing out that Drow are black skinned elves because they're inspired by the DŲkkŠlfar out of Norse mythology, and that they are NOT a stand-in for any color of Humans. Audiences can then be directed to the real world source(s): the Prose...
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    Monday, 24th December, 2018, 06:45 AM
    Poorly, I suspect....
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    Monday, 24th December, 2018, 06:41 AM
    Define "100% by the rules". Do you mean the RAW by Wizards? Or do you mean the rules + whatever house rules we're actually using?
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    Sunday, 23rd December, 2018, 04:49 AM
    If I were inclined to use minions I'd just tell the players wich ones they were.
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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 ...
  • 07:20 AM - Wulffolk mentioned ccs in post Solution to ASI Problem
    ccs and Stalker0 You both make excellent points. The 6 encounters per day is that standard by which the system was written, which is why so much of the system needs adjusting to encourage a less combat heavy game, for those of us that prefer it. And I also agree that all of us have gone through phases of min/max due to the influence of the rules, and we all hopefully grow through patience and experience as players and DM's.


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Sunday, 20th January, 2019

  • 03:40 AM - Charlaquin quoted ccs in post Old Vexed Question: All too Important Dexterity Stat and Finesse Weapons, namely the Rapier
    *Want to do any physical task that doesn't rely on brute strangth? Dex. - yep, I mean, what else are you going to roll against? Con in a few instances, maybe. But if not Str, then Dex. Want to steal something? Want to hide something? Dex. - right there in 1e. Iíd consider the latter to just be a specific case of the former, and the former I donít think was really true in 1e. Most specific tasks were handled by percentile rolls with the chances determined by class. *Want to play a class that isn't a caster or a brute? Dex. - So usually a Thief/Assassin/or ranged attacker. Yeah, this one seems like a non-issue to me. So 6/7 have always applied (though two of them {*} are stretching for something to complain about IMO) Iíd say 3/5, if you take the two that are streching out of consideration. And, yeah, thatís very strong. Dex has always been a very strong stat, but it has only been the Uber-stat since 3e.
  • 03:39 AM - Charlaquin quoted ccs in post Old Vexed Question: All too Important Dexterity Stat and Finesse Weapons, namely the Rapier
    *Want to do any physical task that doesn't rely on brute strangth? Dex. - yep, I mean, what else are you going to roll against? Con in a few instances, maybe. But if not Str, then Dex. Want to steal something? Want to hide something? Dex. - right there in 1e. Iíd consider the latter to just be a specific case of the former, and the former I donít think was really true in 1e. Most specific tasks were handled by percentile rolls with the chances determined by class. *Want to play a class that isn't a caster or a brute? Dex. - So usually a Thief/Assassin/or ranged attacker. Yeah, this one seems like a non-issue to me. So 6/7 have always applied (though two of them {*} are stretching for something to complain about IMO) Iíd say 3/5, if you take the two that are streching out of consideration.

Saturday, 19th January, 2019

  • 01:23 PM - DEFCON 1 quoted ccs in post A New D&D Book in 2019: Acquisitions Incorporated Dungeon Manual!
    ? Because? Because like a large amount of comedy, a lot of it hasn't "aged well" as they say. And some people are less inclined to give them a pass for it. Their prerogative, and no fault if they don't. They usually have some valid points which even the PA folks have copped to over the years. But as is always the case in these situations, everyone has to continue living past it and thus each person has to decide whether to turn away or carry on carrying on. And you can't fault folks for whichever direction they turn.

Monday, 14th January, 2019

  • 02:43 AM - Hussar quoted ccs in post yes, this again: Fighters need more non-combat options
    Please provide the quotes of people saying you aren't allowed to modify your games to what you prefer. Or did you mean you want an official change to the class based on your preferences? Because that would be pretty ironic, you complaining about how you feel like people are telling you that your preference isn't allowed, but demanding official changes to the game that would do the exact same thing you're complaining about to a bunch of other players--eliminating the basic fighter class option from those who prefer that so you could have every class meet your personal complexity standards. /snip Well, since you asked so nicely: Your first contribution to this thread was to tell the OP to play a different class: /snip So basically, do what lowkey13 said. /snip It's usually easier to allow a player to play a class that is more closely suited to what they want it to be, than to remake the class. IMO. So, I think this is where that distinction lies. I personally th...

Sunday, 13th January, 2019


Friday, 11th January, 2019


Thursday, 10th January, 2019

  • 10:04 PM - kyuss quoted ccs in post tail wags dog: streamers want to say 'aaargh' so we are getting a pirate adventure
    So let me get this straight.... When the pirate adventure (or whatever it turns out to be) is released you're going to spend your $ on it - even if you don't want it - just to participate in the release schedule? I'm sorry, but that just means your stupid. And someone might think that YOU'RE stupid for not knowing words.
  • 06:25 PM - bkcrosson quoted ccs in post AL Thor in Dwarf form. Help please!
    Aren't you still assuming you'll get these things? Or is there some mechanism in AL where every party member receives the reward they want (even if multiple of you want the same thing)? Here is the excel spreadsheet that shows all the rewards: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1omoTExpdh7cdiq9NnfVpf6-CnAkGRbA-FMIiNaZXpvg/edit#gid=1684901685 These are the specific campaigns: DMG 167 H70 PotA 119 DDEP4 (Skyfist) Also if I DM them I have access to the items given, provided I have the treasure points.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019

  • 06:10 PM - Nutation quoted ccs in post AL Thor in Dwarf form. Help please!
    Aren't you still assuming you'll get these things? Or is there some mechanism in AL where every party member receives the reward they want (even if multiple of you want the same thing)? Yes, that is new this season. No one walks away from an adventure with a magic item (a major immersion gripe). Instead, everyone earns "Treasure Points", and everyone unlocks the right to purchase (with TP) the items found in the adventure. A few adventures unlock the dwarven thrower, but you have to be lucky or else be naughty and go seek out spoilers. Without knowing the specifics, I would say play the specials and dwarf-themed scenarios. Or, DM some games after getting familiar with AL culture. DMs also unlock items from the scenarios they run, and they may also earn some more generic rewards ("unlock one item from Table G").

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019

  • 05:35 PM - bkcrosson quoted ccs in post AL Thor in Dwarf form. Help please!
    The only real flaw in your concept is the assumption of any particular magic item as this isn't 3x/PF where simply buying them is an assumption in too many a game. No assumptions I can tell you all 4 adventure/ campaigns that reward with a dwarven thrower and there are near a dozen with the peripht of wound closure...

Monday, 7th January, 2019

  • 07:42 PM - Mistwell quoted ccs in post Low Level Wizards Really Do Suck in 5E
    Hmm. Take Treantmonks advice with a grain of salt. He writes in a vacuum Lolwut? Treantmonk playes lots of D&D, and has for a very long time. He even has a live cast up. He's not writing in a vacuum. is only focused on the math & doesn't account for RP/campaign reasons to make various choices. OHHHH OK now I get it...you have him confused with someone else! That's the only explanation I can think of for accusing him of only focusing on math, given he's known for focusing on non-damage spells which do not innure to mathematical analysis easily. Before you defame him further, know that 1) he's likely going to reply to you and read your comments, and 2) he's not some anonymous dude out there but a really person who is pretty visibile and who you're bashing pretty recklessly right now, and 3) you'd probably appreciate the curtesey of people genuinely watching/reading your writings more extensively before making hasty generalizations like you just made, so maybe pay him the s...
  • 02:18 PM - Morrus quoted ccs in post tail wags dog: streamers want to say 'aaargh' so we are getting a pirate adventure
    I'm sorry, but that just means your stupid. Blimey. I didn't notice this one. No matter how strongly you disagree with somebody, please do not use my messageboard for namecalling.
  • 05:25 AM - 5ekyu quoted ccs in post An Unearthed Arcana I would like to see - mechanical fixes
    "Quote Originally Posted by clearstream View Post I value their expertise as designers specialising in D&D-style RPGs, and their access to design resources such as salient data sets, time and playtesting. That's an important part of why I part with money for their game rulebooks" Sigh.... Re-quoted for the umpteenth time is the best advice to ever to be given by the game designers. It's from page B3, Part 1: Introduction, 2nd column 3rd paragraph, of my copy of the 1981 BASIC rulebook. I assume it's written by Tom Moldvay. Bolded parts theirs, not mine. "While the material in this booklet is referred to as rules, that is not really correct. Anything in this booklet (and other D&D booklets) should be thought of as changeable - anything, that is, that the Dungeon Master or referee thinks should be changed. This is not to say that everything in this booklet should be discarded! All of this material has been carefully thought out and playtested. However, if, after playing the rules ...

Sunday, 6th January, 2019

  • 09:43 PM - clearstream quoted ccs in post An Unearthed Arcana I would like to see - mechanical fixes
    1) These things might be working exactly as they intended.... Didn't think of that, did you? I did think of that. It's part of why I'm interested in what they might list. 2) These things don't register as being important enough to waste their time tweaking. This could come to feel like an argument between disposable and endurable cultural artifacts. 3) Despite the vast quantity & quality of material that's come along since I first opened that BASIC book nearly 40 years ago, you're STILL involved in a very "do it yourself hobby". So get busy & modify those rules in whatever way your games need. This doesn't seem like a sound argument. Partly because it makes it hard to understand why anyone ever bought any of the D&D books. What were they looking for, if it was all "do it yourself"? 4) Stop trying to claim your too busy to change a rule you don't like. One of the vexing things for game designers is getting respect for their expertise. It's one of those "everyone can do it"...
  • 03:08 PM - 3catcircus quoted ccs in post tail wags dog: streamers want to say 'aaargh' so we are getting a pirate adventure
    So let me get this straight.... When the pirate adventure (or whatever it turns out to be) is released you're going to spend your $ on it - even if you don't want it - just to participate in the release schedule? I'm sorry, but that just means your stupid. That isn't what he seems to mean. Rather, that some other product that has more appeal could have been developed and released on that schedule, had it not been taken up by this product.

Saturday, 5th January, 2019

  • 08:40 PM - Parmandur quoted ccs in post tail wags dog: streamers want to say 'aaargh' so we are getting a pirate adventure
    So let me get this straight.... When the pirate adventure (or whatever it turns out to be) is released you're going to spend your $ on it - even if you don't want it - just to participate in the release schedule? I'm sorry, but that just means your stupid. I think what he means is that he will ignore books they release and not buy them. But WotC doesn't seem to be under the illusion that everybody will buy every book, they are interested in stimulating play, not achieving 100% attachment which is impossible for multi-millions of players.
  • 08:21 PM - BMaC quoted ccs in post tail wags dog: streamers want to say 'aaargh' so we are getting a pirate adventure
    So let me get this straight.... When the pirate adventure (or whatever it turns out to be) is released you're going to spend your $ on it - even if you don't want it - just to participate in the release schedule? I'm sorry, but that just means your stupid. You misunderstood I'm afraid. I'll wait until it comes out before I decide to buy it or not. It may contain some useful character options such as spells or sub classes. I think BMaC 's friend took the idea a bit too far, but we should all admit that streamers are driving some choices made for new releases. Probably, rightly so, given their current impact on the game. I love sea stuff - I own lots of model boats and aquatic monsters. However, my D&D has not mixed well with it in the past. There are much better systems for swashbuckling adventure or even sea-based adventure. I agree, just as there are better systems for steampunk. I suspect WotC knows this and will be very light-touch---not much more in-depth than the UA--with t...
  • 08:05 PM - Mercurius quoted ccs in post tail wags dog: streamers want to say 'aaargh' so we are getting a pirate adventure
    So let me get this straight.... When the pirate adventure (or whatever it turns out to be) is released you're going to spend your $ on it - even if you don't want it - just to participate in the release schedule? I'm sorry, but that just means your stupid. Oh, sweet irony!

Friday, 4th January, 2019

  • 10:47 PM - James Grover quoted ccs in post Character with Every Skill Proficiency
    You do realize that here in 5e all prof in a skill gives you are more +s on the roll, right? Actually, I am not sure what you mean by this.... That said, it's an amusing exercise to see how you can get them all. How about this exercise: build a 20th-level character with maximum possible bonus to Initiative rolls. :D
  • 04:39 PM - doctorbadwolf quoted ccs in post Beastmaster Fix
    No, the problems with the beastmaster are: 1) As written it's got a dumb-arsed 4e mechanic where the animal uses up one of your actions/attacks instead of just being able to act on an initiative count (yours or its own, doesn't much matter). 2) Most of the players trying to play a beastmaster. They simply want too much out of a basic animal. Even a slightly improved basic animal. And then they sob & cry when their furry gets squashed attacking something far beyond its pay grade - ogres, giants, dragons, demons, whatever - & they can't insta-summon it/a new one back ala a wizards familiar. And gods forbid if fuzzy ever gets killed in an environment where his kind just isn't available.... One of these two problems is easier to fix than the other. 1 is a problem, yes, though hardly ďa dumb-arsed 4e mechanicĒ. 2 is just complete BS. The literal point of the subclass is to have a pet that fights beside you. If it canít do that, itís pointless. It isnít any better than a normal...


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