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    Today, 04:54 AM
    Sweet! Stathem vs a super extra-giant shark. I love B movies, so I'm sure I'll be well entertained.
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    Yesterday, 04:11 PM
    According to Disney themselves, not in our lifetimes.
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    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    well I had not given that a ton of thought, but you are right. Each would get the prof bonus on a hit.
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    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    Honestly, the other reason I was interested in wizard was for rituals. Pact of the tome would supply those as well. Not sure why, but was trying to go PHB+1 and hence avoided GFB/BB. Its a home campaign, so I guess that rule does not apply. Will have to consider that route a bit more. Likely to stay pact of the blade so as to be able to use two handed weapon with CHR. However, think I...
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    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    I think this is a good spell to use--thematic and perfect if I was to need to harvest some healing while fighting! My take on this would be that you could use it as a charisma based weapon in lieu of another. Not sure if I would want to give that up however. I will keep it in mind though and have a one handed weapon always with me should I want to go two handed with the spell. That...
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    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    I could in fact go for the chain pact...or ask for a pet. The former might be a better idea. However, I really wanted to see if I could play a melee centric warlock The story is that the character's family (a barony) and the lord's advisor (a wizard) are killed. The character dabbled in warlock powers against the wizard's council before this. Being a chance taker, the character becomes...
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    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    I mean that is how I see duergar---they are certainly shocking to other dwarves but otherwise are strangely hued crabby dwarves to many others. At the same time, I can envision some rural agrarian areas where anything but humans might be talked about.
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    Yesterday, 06:48 AM
    I don't seem to recall this. I'm sure you won't mind quoting the Edition & page # etc for this rule (unless you're going to point to 4e - -in wich case don't bother) Please enlighten me as to how I'm supposed to write up the next adventure, making sure that it's fun & challenging (and meaningful!), for the people actually sitting at my table - without taking their, or their characters,...
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    Yesterday, 12:31 AM
    Very good, then. I also should have added that I was referencing a hex via a level one wizard slot. I do not like using higher slots for hex since I do not like eldritch blast/hex combos and like higher level spells generally. What I am trying to do is find a different viable way to use this combination which was chanced upon. While others will have 2 attacks and a feat at level five, I...
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 11:17 PM
    I note the terms "Hide" and "exploit." Ok thanks for the input. I asked for opinions and you have kindly obliged. It's hard to get tone from internet but you seem frustrated. Here is to your future gaming free of scoundrels trying to cheat!
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 10:44 PM
    we are talking about two different things. I am talking about the 1st level spell, hex as used with a weapon. It will never net 10 per kill, only 2 or 3.
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 10:36 PM
    sure. but as to overpowered? I don't think healing two to three with a hex would be that much. I might however go with hex and the invocation maddening hex (I think is the one) that does area damage in effect. I do believe that would work. I would use a lowly 1st level wizard slot for that and surely hex and the invocation would be considered a spell and not a weapon. I think the...
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 10:16 PM
    Actually grim harvest is related to level of the spell and so if casting a 4th level necromantic warlock spell (blight maybe?) it would garner 12 hit points. To that I would add the hexblade curse if appropriate of warlock level (at least 7 in that case) plus CHR. As to spells, I would have at least three if not four wizard slots. Since hex does damage and hex is a spell, it could be...
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 07:54 PM
    Hello gang, Quite by accident I have found a little synergy which might be fun to improve upon...ideas appreciated. I am playing a hexblade who will primarily melee (no EB invocations). Due to story he was going to take a level of wizard (for the flavor of a raven familiar). That is when I noticed that 2 levels would get me necromancer. It is a nice fit and very story appropriate. ...
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 05:54 PM
    I have a few methods: 1) if running a module, then whatevers listed. Assuming the party finds it. If they don't search area x, don't encounter various npc/monsters, etc then they miss loot. It doesn't just magically relocate ahead of them, not even if it's plot important. 2) From an npc/item using monster. These items are chosen to be usefull to my npc/monster. How usefull they are to...
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 02:31 PM
    I like it in niche situations. Low level it is a potent spell. Later if up cast it can be 'ok'--but if you have two levels of wizard (necromancer) and you kill something with it it can heal three points a level which is nice especially if you only have a level of cleric to obtain it. I am obsessed with the flavor of this and vampiric touch....combined with two levels of...
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 02:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ccs View Post So when you all die because I simply rolled high I'm doing it wrong?
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 01:14 AM
    No it's not. And no it's not. Not at all.
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 01:10 AM
    So when you all die because I simply rolled high I'm doing it wrong? I can throw lich at you at 1st lv. Or a dragon, or a _____.... Odds are I've got something other combat in mind. But hey, if you insist on fighting it we'll roll the dice. (unless you just want me to narrate your death) Who knows, maybe the dice will decide that the story will be about a bunch of fools who...
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    Monday, 16th April, 2018, 11:48 PM
    Does realizing that I don't have to use all of a foes options, or use them in the most efficient method, count as a tactic for this? Otherwise? It's not my job to keep the characters alive. And random encounter, planned encounter, or boss fight, I'm fine with killing characters, even the entire party, if that's how the dice roll. Because if the outcome wasn't in doubt, we wouldn't be...
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    Monday, 16th April, 2018, 10:47 PM
    I realize I am late to add this... I have been the DM for the most recent campaign. We faced off against a goblin shaman as well as three hobgoblins. The hobgoblins are thinking surrender (since only the leader is left) and the shaman steps forward and rolls a 20! for inflict wounds on a second level character. Well...I was not pleased. The first three rolls were 9, 9, 2 (20 damage!)...
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    Monday, 16th April, 2018, 06:20 PM
    that is fun. I thought about doing a primary cantrip warrior but never pulled the trigger!
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    Monday, 16th April, 2018, 05:27 PM
    I remember the weird rule for rolling drow now that you mention it! Memories... I think for me the variant human warlock is the go to. Have had a couple of them. All of my warlocks have been blade pact but unlike the "standard plan" I always take utility or additional skills (e.g. mask of many faces, misty visions etc.) so as not to be a one trick pony.
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    Monday, 16th April, 2018, 11:46 AM
    I think true antisocial behavior is not the norm but surely exists. Psychopathy (murder without a care etc.) is rarer. If a society was actually evil my thought is that there would be more antisocial people. However, a duergar raised elsewhere or one with a unique life circumstance could be neutral or even good. It would just be unusual. On reason I have avoided yuan to purebreeds is it...
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    Saturday, 14th April, 2018, 04:13 AM
    Well then maybe the thread would have some interest to you even if I (we) do that sort of thing less often. If not, keep enjoying the best game ever!
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    Saturday, 14th April, 2018, 04:04 AM
    That's cool. I stop reading stuff all the time. Normally I don't need to announce it...but whatevs. There is a correlation there I am sure, but I have lost interest :)
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    Saturday, 14th April, 2018, 03:33 AM
    Race: Doppelganger. Because then I could just shift into whatever race I was in the mood to play. Class: Cleric. Because there's enough options to play virtually anything. Armor, weapons, domains, spells (maybe even arcane spells). So I should be able to make something that'll fit any mood I'm in.
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    Saturday, 14th April, 2018, 02:47 AM
    Class-race combination, what would it be? Justify and explain if you wish! i realize I have played a certain class 4 of 5 times...an a race 2 of 5 of those times... Then again I am pounding beers and my count could be off a bit! But my question is sincere...
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 07:12 PM
    I love this thread. I wish I had a whole book of ideas like this to plug in the game, perhaps modify and run with. Totally kewl!
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 05:14 PM
    I notice that in posts I make I have the option to block myself. I realize that this is likely just the generic default of the system. But it still strikes me as odd/humerous that that would show as an option on your own posts. Btw, what would happen if I DID block myself?
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 04:55 PM
    The worst character that I can imagine is one that you wouldn't enjoy playing. What fits that description for you? Play that.
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 05:23 AM
    ccs started a thread What D&D is all about....
    Yuan Ti pirates attack the PCs & allies (+ their flying Triceratops skeleton) as they attempt to skirt around the western coast of Chult! PC #1: High Elf Ranger (male) PC#2: Dragonborn (copper) Fighter (male) PC#3: High elf Wizard (necromancer) (female) PC#4: 1/2elf Fighter/Rogue (assassin) (male) Flying Triceratops skeleton - controlled by the necromancer, has Fly cast on it atm....
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 04:14 AM
    $? If x sells, make more of it, just with your own logo attached.
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    Thursday, 12th April, 2018, 10:19 PM
    Yeah, and sometimes they die (at least in my game experience). I relate to what you are saying...I used to like the freewheeling chaos of AD&D 1e. Some fights were NOT beneficial and if you were stupid to start it, hopefully you can move quickly! Then again I also do not related to "spotlight." We just hoped to survive and high-fived if we did! It was always dangerous and sometimes you...
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    Thursday, 12th April, 2018, 02:38 PM
    Other than 5e, the only edition I would play is AD&D 1st edition. I feel you. I do not like or play MMOs, but I think you might be overlooking the point due to your preferences (which I might actually share with you). First, you say you can shut down optimization--by modifying the game! That sort of moves the goal posts. Making rules so the game is different does not discuss the game as...
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    Thursday, 12th April, 2018, 05:02 AM
    These are the toys in question: They've been made in many many colors, plastic qualities, & under assorted logos. My own were from the mid-70s. I don't think they're kaiju knockoffs, just generic toys. Cut off in my picture is a dino-creature sitting on its haunches with a curved horn on its nose (& sometimes produced with two heads) and a dog like thing (that never did stand well)...
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    Wednesday, 11th April, 2018, 06:00 AM
    No, I'll just design encounters to be challenging/interesting for that caliber of damage dealing.
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 10:45 PM
    What I propose is setting limits to create some sense of consistency. I personally don't want a bunch of gruumsh worshippers being no different than say a pelor cleric either. No surface drow without sunlight problems in my world, either! Thus, I would not have allowed the player to make this selection with an elf in the party in the first place. But the train has left the station...and I...
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 10:17 PM
    I agree...it is hard to make it effectively on par with other attacks. If you went into the fight hurt it could have some benefit. Or, if you were really hurt, I suppose you could target a mook! That is pretty sinister...sneak up on a goblin and absorb its life! But pretty circumstantial, I agree. Oh well... as to concentration, I will eventually take resilient (CON) or warcaster though...
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 09:49 PM
    sadly it might simply not be worth the trouble. I like the idea of several riders on there as I mentioned above. I might do it in a niche situation. As I noted, I would modify the pitiful base spell a little... I can use hexblade's curse and crit on 19-20; do prof bonus damage +3 with a base of 3-16 at 3rd level spell. I would heal 1/2 of 3-16 +4 (prof), 9 for grim harvest, 5 (initial...
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 09:22 PM
    You know, I think this is good advice. It could be that being orcish to the noble is being brave and savage in combat. Perhaps they are not as focused on taking elf scalps. why force it? In 3e they had gruumsh as a possible deity for at least neutral characters. at that time it started looking like the lore suggested a cleric of gruumsh might find common ground in a party. if you insist...
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 07:59 PM
    I think that is first level wizard...may have to select that....
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 07:03 PM
    I will do so! I also just noticed that both true strike and vampiric touch are concentration. My plan, noted above won't work!
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 06:36 PM
    I was thinking about casting true strike on the first round and then attacking with advantage round two...I play a half elf and am likely to take elven accuracy. I would have three chances to land a 19-20 for a crit the next round...
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 04:52 PM
    I am playing a hexblade blade pact warlock who will ultimately have two levels of wizard. I like the imagery of vampiric touch...a lot and particularly for this character. How can I make it more potent? I can use hexblade's curse and crit on 19-20; do prof bonus damage +3 with a base of 3-16 at 3rd level spell. I would heal 1/2 of 3-16 +4 (prof), 9 for grim harvest, 5 (initial...
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 02:40 AM
    How's the elf character feel about this? And how does the rest of the party feel about palling around with a cleric of an evil god? Are their characters stupid? Ignorant? Evil? Or are they just the type of players who'll shrug & accept anything in order to get on with rolling the dice? Because in a Role-Playing game it really should matter that the clerics patron god is Grummsh....
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 10:24 PM
    No apology necessary...you just gave me an interesting idea! I actually have the character's history tied with death etc. and he is tied to the shadowfell. Taking a second level of wizard is very interesting...I could also take necromancy which would actually really fit well! Two levels is more than I was thinking but dang...that could really help round out the creepy. I also suggested...
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 08:32 PM
    Yes I am aware that I could be a hexblade with pact of the tome. However, unless I am mistaken, I could not use a maul with a charisma bonus unless also pact of the blade! As to the second point...I did not realize that with ritual magic. Good insight. A counterpoint though is that I will have at least three first level slots to fill a day assuming at least one short rest with arcane...
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 08:01 PM
    Thanks for that! I admit I was surprised but will think nothing further of it! As to the thread... I was actually just amused by the idea and wanted to discuss it. Not trying to get people to hate on the game. I actually love 5e--with roleplaying and LOTS of combat. I too enjoy making my numbers make sense and roleplaying in a way that has some perceived congruence. However, I...
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 05:03 PM
    I think this is true. I put my lowest score in wisdom for my favorite warlock. I think it fits. But I also know I did not want to put it into Charisma even if he is an odd looking guy who might put people off. All of my characters and games have a balance. I do not like (actually hate) cheese, do not like multi classing that has little thematic sense. But I still think we cannot make a...
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 04:05 PM
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 04:04 PM
    I did not create the thread you mention and have never seen it. I am suggesting that the process of labeling others styles is often a misinterpretation. Frankly, you are one of my favorite posters on EnWorld but I think your accusation is less than cool. And my point stands: why put +2 ASI in intelligence instead of just saying you are smarter? It is all to have an effect in game,...
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 03:04 PM
    I recently read with interest a thread about multi-classing for power. It made me think about the rules and game as a whole. As I was tweaking a character Bio today, I realize anything that is not just narrative has a specified in game effect. Every feat, every skill, every class ability is aimed at altering your ability to do something. To that end, what are we really saying when we bust...
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 07:07 AM
    I notice you don't mention the people you play with in that list of things you love.
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    Sunday, 8th April, 2018, 01:04 PM
    Not sacrifice a lot? It's the character's vibe! Black maul with charisma mod is cool! Great weapon master to boot! but I am interested now I reading more about the higher level rituals and ritual caster...will do that now
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    Sunday, 8th April, 2018, 03:50 AM
    Still shake my head when people grip about the price of books...there is no better value to be had!
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    Sunday, 8th April, 2018, 03:21 AM
    Oh, so now there's some minimum (greater than 1) of how many 6-8 encounter adventuring days a module covers? Look, you're the one that said x doesn't exist (that you knew of). I gave you 3 examples where x does exist. You should've feigned ignorance rather than shift your goalposts.
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    Sunday, 8th April, 2018, 02:03 AM
    Of all celebrities, all historic figures, Gygax is the one I mourn the most. I emailed him once and he emailed me back. He said I was welcome to chat with him at the next con. Well I went and saw him available to sign my books which were in my bag. And at 19, I got nervous, thought I would bother him and chickened out! Right next to not asking a beautiful woman out, by all accounts who...
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    Saturday, 7th April, 2018, 08:13 PM
    Speaking as the parties resident wizard..... "We brought you along to handle things like this because my spell slots are limited & valuable. I've got better things to be doing with my magic than your mundane job. So if you want a share of this treasure/xp, get to work. Or go home."
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    Saturday, 7th April, 2018, 08:06 PM
    Obviously you've not heard of Curse of Strahd, Hoard of the Dragon Queen, or Tales from the Yawning Portal.
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    Saturday, 7th April, 2018, 03:35 AM
    No, they said all that needed saying on the subject. One specific way (the easiest & most oft used) of raising the dead has a penalty attached to it. Other, more advanced options don't have such penalties. I don't like 4e, & I think it's full of crap, & I'm glad they pulled it's plug in favor of 5e.... But this isn't part of the crap.
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    Friday, 6th April, 2018, 01:36 AM
    Yuck. I will never be the guy picking up the others slack. And I'm certainly not going to distort my character concept to do so. Me? I'm OK with there being a hole in the parties capabilities. We'll just solve some problems differently.... Now if the other players are worried we're missing xy or z? Then one of them should've made such a character. Or should switch/MC/whatever.
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    Friday, 6th April, 2018, 01:18 AM
    If I'm multi-classing it's for character/story reasons. I've not yet MCd in 5e. To date the closest I've come is: A) There was a week or two in our CoS campaign where it looked likely that my warlock & her patron were not going to continue their relationship. The warlocks personality was being corrupted by a fragment of an evil wizards spirit residing in a crystal staff she'd found. I was...
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    Thursday, 5th April, 2018, 08:54 PM
    I think the irony of this thread for me is that I am now really jonesing to use a greataxe---believe I will get my pact weapon next session! Was thinking maul but I keep picturing the d12 tumble in the dice tray... Had a barbarian once in 1e that got to 7th level. He had 6 12s rolled for hp (and one 7!). They nicknamed him "the tree" as foes tried to chop him down. Sadly he could not...
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    Thursday, 5th April, 2018, 06:17 PM
    If I am being honest, I always multiclass for some benefit but never if it conflicts with the story or flavor. However, for me, it is to accentuate or bolster something and usually only a level. I would take a level of sorcerer with an already magic using warlock. I might take a level of wizard to kick up an eldrtich knight. However, in both cases it is really to add a bit to something...
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    Thursday, 5th April, 2018, 04:53 PM
    yes. I don't like to be constrained either. However, I have found my patience only goes so far--if I have to have 3+ classes to capture my character I will find a way to be happier with a particular coin. I am not being judgmental or making a value judgment about play style. I also see nothing wrong with occasionally taking feats or class levels because they have an effect in game. For...
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    Thursday, 5th April, 2018, 04:45 PM
    sure thing. good gaming to you as well.
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    Thursday, 5th April, 2018, 02:44 PM
    Since I am not a math whiz... Is it not more likely that the greataxe does max damage? 1 in 12 for a greataxe? And 1 in 36 for a greatsword? What is the chance that the greatsword does max damage? Am I right?
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    Thursday, 5th April, 2018, 02:23 PM
    I don't have a problem with multiclassing, at all. However, I am not sure you are right about #3. I can think through 20 and am relatively smart (at least my Mommy thinks so!). But I place a premium on immediate fun since my time is pretty tight. I need to be feeling it early in the game. That is just me. But its not because I am impulsive, cannot delay gratification or don't get the game....
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    Thursday, 5th April, 2018, 02:13 PM
    Thanks for the feedback. Here is another wrinkle: most of the party is melee oriented. We have two fighters, one forge cleric and a ranger! The forge cleric is into "rune magic" so plans an level of wizard as well--so I might be redundant. But we usually play what we want and let the chips fall. The big issue is the roleplay too. The backstory has the warlock believing ravens are the...
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    Thursday, 5th April, 2018, 03:30 AM
    Ok, so when reading through the spells (& abilities), wich ones strike your fancy? Make a list of those. Then see wich sub-class they fit best in. Play that. *Don't completely abstain from having a few damage causing spells/cantrips. It always comes down to being able to do some damage.... Even my own extremely low combat-capable 1/2ling warlock can cause some damage (and no, it's not...
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 09:15 PM
    I am a 2nd and soon to be 3rd level hexblade. I can swing the 13 int, but that is not much of a bonus for saves. I would be looking mainly at utility spells and such. We will see what I choose. From the first, he had wizardry in the background...just not sure if I want to make the jump. If I do, I am only doing one level and all others warlock. Likely to take elven accuracy, great...
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 08:23 PM
    Q: What's the best cleric/wizard subclass.... A: Whichever one allows me to best express the character I'm envisioning....
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 07:51 PM
    It actually specifies "wizard spells." But would apply to a lot of neat utility at first including find familiar, et al. I think one other benefit would be the addition of three cantrips (would want utility so the lower ability bonus would be less of an issue) and the ability to up cast some wizards spells. Not sure if say a third level false life would be worth it, but hey if you are in...
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 07:40 PM
    Honestly, it is a matter of some laziness for me. I even sort of like the weapon vs. armor class table of 1e AD&D which leads to more and not less differentiation (albeit of an additional variable). I just do not get enough out of implementing that to feel it is worth the effort which is similar to the current issue. However, I can understand some people find it important enough for the effort.
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 06:44 PM
    I like that you own your opinion! I do too! Actually, I won't take a rapier because I do not like the image. Shortsword, warts and all for me, please. Clearly, small discrepancies in numbers are more important to some. For me, image, which can be hand waved bu some of the numbers crowd is something I cannot overlook. And I agree, there is enough D&D and variety for everyone.
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 06:30 PM
    I struggled mightily to choose between half elf and human. Went half elf for image reasons--oddly colored eyes etc.). But your point is well taken. I thought of taking magic initiate with find familiar to fit the backstory...
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 06:26 PM
    Yes. In my case it would actually dilute combat ability per level. I could float a few extra hexes or shield spells I suppose... Damn choices.
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 06:04 PM
    Actually, I was pretty specific that 1 point does not matter much to ME and that larger numbers DO matter. We might have a different break point on what matters. In particular, since this is a role playing game (and not merely comparison of quantities) I do think it is reasonable to consider the relative importance of small differences. Sometimes, as some suggest, the look of a greataxe...
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 04:55 PM
    In truth, a point here or there will rarely matter much. How often will a BBEG go down by 1-2 points. Not 3, not 4, but 1-2 points at such a point that him NOT going down will result in death or disability for a party member. I think the same holds true when we say something is MAD and we are aghast that someone has a 16! in an ability instead of an 18 or 20 when they "should." Even with...
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 03:19 PM
    I dumped wisdom as I often do for warlocks---they know best after all sort of like someone experimenting with drugs before it gets out of hand! I think I have the requisite Int...
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 03:18 PM
    The history of the character was that he was befriended and mentored by an old wizard. His low (8) wisdom meant he was drawn into a warlock pact due to recklessness. It fits the story, just did not think about pulling the trigger on doing it. The other angle was that he had an affinity for crows and they him. So a raven familiar would be cool as well...(he imagines it is the spirit of his...
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    Wednesday, 4th April, 2018, 02:40 PM
    Good Morning gang... I was just curious about the experiences you might have had with taking a single level of wizard. I actually have a character who has a history of training in magic but (as usual for me) went warlock. He is single classed hexblade at this time. It seems most decry mixing wizard and warlock but I could not help but notice things like detect magic, unseen servant,...
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    Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018, 09:38 PM
    This is how we do it as well...with player consent. We take general instructions and play as they have. If they don't charge into melee range we won't make them. If they die, they die. But we are grown ups and look out for eachother's fun. In many years I can only remember someone complaining about losing some items when pickpocketed while not present. Oh well.
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    Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018, 04:18 PM
    Totally. And agreed, both can be fun for the right person. My friend likes Viking sorts who craft and cast arcane/divine spells. It's a concept and by third Level he has three classes! But he too I think is concept as well as ability driven in the end. Themistocles can muster is core concept with a dash or x. For example warlock with a level or two of ranger or sorcerer Or whatever if I...
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    Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018, 04:16 PM
    Yeah, pretty much this. Have imagination will travel....
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    Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018, 03:55 PM
    I don't think there is such a plane. Maybe something out of the old Ravenloft campaign setting? But this is D&D - so just make up what you need to make your version of the plot work. (It's what the folks at Wizards & TSR before them do. Need a BBEG for the new Tomb adventure? Invent more backstory for Acerak.... :))
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    Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018, 03:18 PM
    Hello gang... So often on the forum we see suggestions about taking 2 levels of this, 3 of that and then you are "online" at level 10! I get it, but I don't...I want to play NOW. How many people suggesting these "builds" are really enjoying their character? It almost reminds me of the bards of 1e. Sure they have a lot of stuff, but holy cow, it is a lifetime just to get there! I have...
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    Monday, 2nd April, 2018, 10:20 PM
    Hell yeah! Its at least 50% of why we play! Mysteries and exploration are cool too. I think part of this discussion hinges on the relative importance placed on creation of story vs. playing of a game. In our group it has just never been an issue. We get into it, make decisions and then go for it! Sometimes we run, sometimes we talk, sometimes we fight. And we enjoy fighting... I...
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    Monday, 2nd April, 2018, 07:56 PM
    I was just toying with the idea of using hordebreaker with a reach weapon to increase the targets who might be within 5' of one another AND within reach. Actually was toying with the idea of going three levels of ranger and all other into hexblade blade pact warlock... I really like blade pacts and saw this as a way to add some offensive juice along with a couple of spell slots!
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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.

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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.

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017

  • 06:27 PM - jmucchiello mentioned ccs in post Leif's First 5E Homebrew Out-Of-Character Thread
    Now we just need ccs and DM Aesh to post their characters and join the "fun." And then get all the PCs together. They might not know the story has started. I only happened to notice a day late myself. ccs DMAesh Oh, and Fiftheach and Lee are still waiting for the curtain to move aside and show us what's behind it in the Temple to Oghma.

Thursday, 21st September, 2017

  • 06:06 PM - Morrus mentioned ccs in post Pros and Cons: HASCON
    You guys are right; ccs, there are better ways to express your disagreement than to attack our columnists with your best serving of dripping sarcasm. I think people are starting to think they're posting comments on YouTube or somewhere.

Sunday, 27th August, 2017

  • 03:28 PM - WilliamCQ mentioned ccs in post Conflict? Belt of Fire Giant Strength & Belt of Dwarvenkind
    ccs my question involve 2 specific items, the items mentioned in the thread title. Also the last paragraph of the OP mention the exact question; another way to look at it is: Is there a decent portion of AL GMs that would allow the 2 items to be attuned at the same time (by the same PC).

Monday, 31st July, 2017

  • 09:18 PM - DMAesh mentioned ccs in post New 5E Game
    ccs, Sorry, I know. I will behave. :) We have a warlock, what are you thinking of making?

Wednesday, 28th June, 2017

  • 04:32 AM - Charwoman Gene mentioned ccs in post Lost Mine of Phandelver - CG
    Evelyn can identify the horses as belonging to Gundren Rockseeker and Sildar Hallwinter. The saddlebags have been looted. Nearby lies an empty leather map case. Brother Lantern, you see two small humanoids in the edge of the forest to the west. Salazar, you see three small humanoids at the edge of the forest to the east. Everyone hears a loud snapping branch noise followed by a curse in the goblin tongue. Anyone who hasn't rolled Perception, roll perception DC 7. If you fail, you miss the first round of combat due to surprise. ccs Let me know if Roy's placement doesn't suit you. Roll Initiative, if you get 16 or higher, you may post your round one actions, otherwise you will go after the goblins. GOBLIN Small humanoid (goblinoid), neutral evil Armor Class 15 (leather armor, shield) Hit Points 7 (2d6) Speed 30 ft. STR 8 (-1) DEX 14 (+2) CON 10 (+0) INT 10 (+0) WIS 8 (-1) CHA 8 (-1) Skills Stealth +6 Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 9 Languages Common, Goblin Challenge 1/4 (50 XP) Nimble Escape. The goblin can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of its turns. ACTIONS Scimitar. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (ld6 + 2) slashing damage. Shortbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 80 ft./320 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) piercing damage. Goblins are black-hearted, gather in overwhelming numbers, and crave power, which they abuse. 85586

Monday, 26th June, 2017


Monday, 29th May, 2017

  • 07:26 PM - Kobold Stew mentioned ccs in post Survivor Classic Modules: THE SINISTER SECRET OF SALTMARSH WINS!
    [note: steeldragons dropped B1 by 2 and not 3, but it's a wash since ccs killed it anyways. No corrections needed.] A1-A4 Scourge of the Slave Lords 19 B2 The Keep on the Borderlands 22 B4 The Lost City 11 C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan 22 C2 The Ghost Tower of Inverness 17 D1-D3 Drow 13 EX1-EX2 Dungeonland/Magic Mirror 20 G1-G3 Against the Giants 21 I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City 25 I2 Tomb of the Lizard King 17 I3-I5 Desert of Desolation 26 L1 The Secret of Bone Hill 8 L2 The Assassin's Knot 6 Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits 15 S2 White Plume Mountain 21 S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks 11 S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth 27 T1 Village of Hommlet 25 U1-U3 Saltmarsh Series 22 UK2 Sentinel 15 WG4 Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun 22 X1 Isle of Dread 20 X2 Castle Amber 19 So many of these modules are excellent. In thinking about what to vote for, it really has brought back a flood of memories, of modules played, replayed, or only thought about.

Saturday, 22nd April, 2017

  • 05:50 PM - OB1 mentioned ccs in post Difficulty Settings for 5e
    ccs and @ xeviat- not saying that you can't challenge or cakewalk a party with low/high array, saying that if you use the adventures as written or strictly follow XP by day guidelines, changing the starting array will lead to a more difficult or easier time. Horwath - Are you so sure? There are many a thread on these boards talking about how easy 5e is and how certain feats allow PCs to completely dominate pre-published adventures. Again, that's why I'm going to try some of these out with TftYP. We are doing new characters for each chapter anyhow, and this will be a way to further test the skill of the players. What I'm not sure of is if these array's will end up giving the feeling that I'm going for, that of ramping up or turning down the difficulty in a modern video game.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017

  • 09:06 AM - Lanefan mentioned ccs in post Goals for a party - why should they even go anywhere together?
    First off, ccs - post 65 is completely full of win. Love it! PCs (and players) will tend to work together when it serves their rational self-interest. It serves their interest when the benefit-to-risk ratio from working together is perceived to be lower than that of working alone. How to accomplish this? There are a bunch of ways. First, the D&D game generally rewards specialists over generalists. Having a variety of dangers and impediments between the PCs and the rewards will reward groups over loners. Second, "higher-level" rewards tend to scale faster than linear growth so a 5th level treasure is greater than five first level treasures further pushing the PCs towards working together to tackle tougher challenges. Third, don't be gentle when someone does decide to split form the group. That PC dying to something the group could handle (bonus points if the group could handle it trivially) reinforces the point about whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Fourth, (use this one ve...

Friday, 17th March, 2017


Thursday, 9th February, 2017

  • 01:59 PM - lowkey13 mentioned ccs in post Survivor Iconic Artifacts: Sword of Kas WINS
    Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 20 Baba Yaga's Hut 24 Codex of the Infinite Planes 18 Crystal of the Ebon Flame 20 Eye of Vecna 21 Hand of Vecna 20 Iron Flask of Tuerny the Merciless 20 Jacinth of Inestimable Beauty 16 Mace of Cuthbert 19 Machine of Lum the Mad 20 Mighty Servant of Leuk-O 18 Orbs of Dragonkind 14 Queen Ehlissa's Marvelous Nightingale 14 Regalia of Might 20 Ring of Gaxx 20 Rod of Seven Parts 21 Sword of Kas 20 Throne of the Gods 20 Wand of Orcus 22 @ccs please vote again; I couldn't reconcile your post with the prior posts (maybe you used a cached version).

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016

  • 05:19 PM - CapnZapp mentioned ccs in post there aren't enough slow Dwarves with Axes!
    Imaro, ccs: if you truly are interested in constructive dialog, there is an issue I've identified, but since it isn't directly connected to the subjects of this thread, I'll start a new one. I'll add a link to this post when I've posted it. Edit: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?505967-Sneakity-Sneak


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Tuesday, 17th April, 2018

  • 07:19 AM - TheSword quoted ccs in post DM advice: How do you NOT kill your party?
    Quote Originally Posted by ccs View Post So when you all die because I simply rolled high I'm doing it wrong? OK, so since you also quoted that part, please explain how I'm doing it wrong when my dice simply roll high enough to kill you. Assume something mundane - goblins or such with basic d6/d8 weapons. No more than the # of characters present. I've certainly TPKd enough low lv parties with "normal" monsters like those throughout the editions. When I said Mass stupidity, it was regarding the 1st level PCs attacking the dragon or lich that you had as a story NPC. That would be my example of mass stupidity. If you are TPKing 1st level parties you probably have the difficulty off. You can adjust numbers of foes, reduce HP (have an old ogre, or young bugbear, or have the NPC already wounded). Or the goblins recognize their own mortality, flee, take captives etc. I donít think youíre doing it Ďwrongí as such. There are advantages to killing players even at 1st level as other posters have said. I ...
  • 01:30 AM - TheSword quoted ccs in post DM advice: How do you NOT kill your party?
    No it's not. And no it's not. Not at all. To be clear i said it was Ďlikeí that not that it is equal. Iím certainly not getting into discussions about what was being done. Please donít read more into the comment than is intended. Shaving off eyebrows for instance. An absent player is helpless, unaware, and unable to react to what jiggery pokery a DM does in their absence, so that is like being asleep. For some players that would be a massive imposition and betrayal of trust but I guess it depends on your groups compact. Kind of like waking up to find your loved one has shaved your eyebrow off. Maybe in a frat house but probably not if youíre staying at your grandparents. Instant death and subsequent resurrections for dramatic effect donít count.
  • 01:20 AM - TheSword quoted ccs in post DM advice: How do you NOT kill your party?
    So when you all die because I simply rolled high I'm doing it wrong? I can throw lich at you at 1st lv. Or a dragon, or a _____.... Odds are I've got something other combat in mind. But hey, if you insist on fighting it we'll roll the dice. (unless you just want me to narrate your death) Who knows, maybe the dice will decide that the story will be about a bunch of fools who somehow beat a _____ at 1st lv.... I did say excepting mass stupidity.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018

  • 04:25 AM - TwoSix quoted ccs in post Cleric of Gruumsh in a party with an Elf
    Or are they just the type of players who'll shrug & accept anything in order to get on with rolling the dice? <raises hand> A party where everyone is having a good time is far more important than keeping your game world perfectly consistent with PHB tropes. The world exists to be a backdrop for the characters, not the other way around. And if you are the type to prioritize your world over the characters, you have a session zero to make sure all the characters fit.

Sunday, 8th April, 2018

  • 10:11 AM - DreamsAndPixies quoted ccs in post Might&Magic: the linear fighter and the exponential wizard
    Oh, so now there's some minimum (greater than 1) of how many 6-8 encounter adventuring days a module covers? Look, you're the one that said x doesn't exist (that you knew of). I gave you 3 examples where x does exist. You should've feigned ignorance rather than shift your goalposts. There is no need for being so aggressive, we can hold a civil conversation I hope. When people talk about THE 6-8 encounter adventuring day, they're not talking about having a 6-8 encounter adventuring day once in 10 or 20 adventuring day. But (almost) every adventuring day.
  • 03:49 AM - Parmandur quoted ccs in post Might&Magic: the linear fighter and the exponential wizard
    Oh, so now there's some minimum (greater than 1) of how many 6-8 encounter adventuring days a module covers? Look, you're the one that said x doesn't exist (that you knew of). I gave you 3 examples where x does exist. You should've feigned ignorance rather than shift your goalposts.Sky Kings Thunder has, what, maybe seven or eight 6-8 encounter day dungeons, and the end of Tomb of Annhilation is a major resource stretch, as well.

Saturday, 7th April, 2018

  • 08:34 PM - DreamsAndPixies quoted ccs in post Might&Magic: the linear fighter and the exponential wizard
    Obviously you've not heard of Curse of Strahd, Hoard of the Dragon Queen, or Tales from the Yawning Portal. None of those modules have that much encounters per day.†I have run Curse of Strahd multiple times for instance, and outside the castle, you're hardly at risk of running more than three or four encounters in a day.

Friday, 6th April, 2018

  • 01:59 AM - Blue quoted ccs in post Do you multiclass for raw mechanical power or for character reasons?
    Yuck. I will never be the guy picking up the others slack. And I'm certainly not going to distort my character concept to do so. But do you mind if others do so, or do you call them out for it? Say Ryner Thunderhammer, Champion of Thor, realizes that the armies of the foe are plentiful and there are more ways to fight then just smiting with her two handed maul. Through faith learns to smite foes with lightning - as well as heal her allies. Will you take her player to task for picking up a few levels of cleric (tempest) on her paladin? In other words, are you making a statement that this wasn't for you ever but you still support other people who don't make the same decisions as you in their support of fun, or that the whole concept of multiclassing to fill in party gaps is abhorrent and badwrongfun?

Thursday, 5th April, 2018

  • 03:58 AM - Vitor Bastos quoted ccs in post Best Wizard and Cleric Subclasses (Level 1 to 10)
    Ok, so when reading through the spells (& abilities), wich ones strike your fancy? Make a list of those. Then see wich sub-class they fit best in. Play that. *Don't completely abstain from having a few damage causing spells/cantrips. It always comes down to being able to do some damage.... Even my own extremely low combat-capable 1/2ling warlock can cause some damage (and no, it's not via EB.) *Consider, to a point, the people you play with & the games you play in. This will help you avoid concepts that won't work well. For ex; In our PF game one of the guys was rolling up a replacement character. He was drawn to making a crafting/artificer type cleric. There's nothing inherently wrong with this idea. But given the point the characters are at in the campaign & how things are going there just won't be enough down time for him to make decent use of those abilities. Hmm.. Thats a good way to approach it I like it. Especially now that I just need to choose between Tempest Cleric ...

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018

  • 08:36 PM - Vitor Bastos quoted ccs in post Best Wizard and Cleric Subclasses (Level 1 to 10)
    Q: What's the best cleric/wizard subclass.... A: Whichever one allows me to best express the character I'm envisioning.... Well, Im actually trying to do the opposite. Choose a class and then build my charactet around it. You see, I"ve always played Fighter/Barb/Paladin characters, this time I want to roll a Caster.. thats why Im researching for it =)

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018

  • 05:05 PM - Charlaquin quoted ccs in post The Goblin - Pathfinder 2's Newest Ancestry!
    You expect Golarion goblins to be wise? I donít expect them to be wise, but I expect them to be Charismatic even less. And I expect them to be Intellient less still. As such, I would say that Charisma works better for goblins in Pathfinder. It works towards making bards (see first combat encounter in Rise of the Runelords), deceptive rogues, and pyromaniac sorcerers. Fair enough, I suppose. Well, adventurer goblins might well need that increased strength of personality to avoid being treated like the rest of thier xp generating kin.... Yeah, I guess that kinda makes sense...

Sunday, 1st April, 2018

  • 03:43 AM - Fanaelialae quoted ccs in post Alternatives to heavy armor for clerics?
    Wow, No. What a really bad idea. You need to go ponder the meaning of "slight boost"..... Unless you WANT everyone to MC dip into a cleric domain that grants this & thus making the min. AC in your game = AC.14, all the time? And have healing spells to boot? It's not much different from dipping cleric for heavy armor proficiency.
  • 02:02 AM - Yavathol quoted ccs in post Pacifist Apocalypse campaign
    How would your average lion or owlbear figure out which prey have souls? It would tend to be the bipedal prey that start coming back in ghostly form while you're tucking into dinner; if you manage to outrun it, you'll eventually figure out to stick to four legged herbivores..

Friday, 30th March, 2018

  • 06:08 PM - Tony Vargas quoted ccs in post Anyone else tired of the miserly begrudging Rogue design of 5E?
    Flavor text. Doesn't always line up with actual mechanics.... You need to learn to identify & ignore it. People seemed to have a lot if trouble with that, even when the flavor text was explicitly called out as such and printed in italics. 5e has gone the other way with that. 5e classes are designed from concept up, meaning the flavor text of a class isn't just window-dressing, it's a mission statement. 5e rules are written in natural language, so there's no clear line between those rules and flavor or description mixed in with them. So what in the world would draw them to play a character who won't be allowed to make use of certain aspects of their class & is viewed as not being competitive enough in the only metric the group (and worse yet, the DM) deems important: DPR? What are they gaining out of this? Why play a rogue in any game with only two or three non-trivial fights a day, when your Action Surges, Rages or Sorcery Points are enough to overshadow the Rogue ever...

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018

  • 10:30 PM - TwoSix quoted ccs in post Low Level Druids Are Super Powerful
    OR: you could skip jumping through proverbial wild shape/rest mechanic hoops & just ask your DM if you could play a bear.... Yes, but what if that conversation went badly? That would be un.... :cool: bearable.
  • 05:13 AM - shidaku quoted ccs in post List features of Pathfinder 2 that you like and might use in D&D 5e
    Or you pass your intelligence check & realize that they really were talking about different races. Elf, dwarf, human, etc - they really are different races. Sure, within an individual race they also have ethnicities & heritages (wood elf, drow, assorted human cultures in GH/FR & whatever else). But that doesn't stop there from being 5+ actual races to choose to make your character from. Technically, they're different species though there's a question about fantasy and cross-breeding here especially considering that the standard lore is that Orcs, Elves and Dwarves are all creations of gods, while humans are...evolved I guess? (or created by the original evil incarnation of Pelor) And that none of them have any shared genealogical history. They're all flesh and apparently that's good enough? A race can exist within a species. IE: Drow and High Elves, they are physiologically quite different, but there is little true biological difference (skin color, hair pigmentation, the size ...

Tuesday, 27th March, 2018



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