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    Yesterday, 06:25 AM
    ccs replied to d20 vs 2d20
    Yes, there's something really important that you're overlooking: The fact that most of the people who've ever played, & will ever play, this game DON"T CARE about this "problem" you perceive. For them, rolling 2d20 to get the same result (success/failure) 1d20 would yield would be pointless. Rolling 1d20 might not be the perfect answer math-wise, but it's a nice simple solution that works for...
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    Yesterday, 03:58 AM
    Stat blocks minus any RP details make a poor guide in an RPG.
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 07:27 PM
    Just so I am clear...it seemed from the reactions of some posters across sites that the lore is ALL elves can change and do change sex. Is that the case or is it just some who are so "blessed" have the ability? For me the distinction would be the difference between allowing and having it part of my world or an ignored tidbit.
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 05:13 PM
    Well.... As it turns out, it was really only a flesh wound & he got better the next morning after a long rest.
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 05:00 PM
    And that answer would be.... No. "Corellon is alternately male or female, both or neither." So proclaims the 2nd sentence of his description on p.106 of the 1e Deities & Demigods book, 1st printing (the one with Cthulu in it), 1980. Corellon being androgynous has been a publicly established fact for at least 38 years. Maybe longer if they wrote anything about him in early Dragon issues....
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 01:50 PM
    Well how else is WoTC going to get those groups $?
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 01:50 PM
    Somehow I doubt you complain about African fiction or Asian fiction featuring characters that look more like their majority population. I also assume you are well intentioned. i saw several female character in Conan stories and even the movie as quite capable. I am thinking of the pirate captain as wel as his party member in the film. I don't know if it is pandering per se but have a...
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 08:21 AM
    And apparently Chewie has eaten people!
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 08:19 AM
    I was entertained - in a generic sci-fi action movie kind of way. That's not a ringing endorsement as I've watched equally/more entraining shlock via my Amazon Prime act. The sad thing is that I've watched worse SW movies than this.... All you're really getting here is a good Lando performance by Donald Glover, a fairly uninspired heist/double cross plot, some SW window dressing, & a check...
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 03:30 AM
    Generally 3/5 + DM = we play. Sometimes if what's going on is really important/dependant on one of the missing players we'll cancel for the week or play something else.
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    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 04:33 AM
    There's an "In-Character" slang term for doing that stuff. It's referred to as leveling up....
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    Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, 07:09 PM
    I wouldnt. If I felt this was something the game needed I'd just add it. After using it for awhile I'd come back to thinking about it. Did it do what I intended? Did it have consequences I'd not considered? Are more tweaks required?
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    Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, 03:18 PM
    I think you just gave me an idea. Would WOTC be able to give a free pdfndex of subjects for all published material? I think that might be a solution. For example, I recently had Hobgoblins figure prominently in the game. The index could direct me both to Volo's guide as well as Monster Manual with page numbers and subjects under hobgoblin. If they keep putting out books with slightly...
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    Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, 05:09 AM
    Right now our ToA campaign is running RAW concerning short/long rests. This is because all of the players save 1 vet are new to gaming within the past 1-12 months. Even the veteran is completely new to 5e. We decided everyone needed to know what the base-line was before any changes get made. So far it's working mostly OK. One of the players is a bit stuck on the mechanics side & is...
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    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 10:07 PM
    My answer is always more monsters. Specifically collect every monster that appears in a module & republish it in a single book. I see that they did (some) of this with Mordenkainans (sp?) - but they left out Tiamat.... Guess what Wizards? I'm still not going to go buy RoT just to get a 2 page stat block. Now were she included in a book with a whole bunch of other monsters....
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    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 07:38 PM
    Hello all, I have really enjoyed 5e and was again DM for a big set piece adventure. I just started thinking as I found some material long forgotten... The new format of the books finds a wide audience. Each of the books past the core 3 have things for players and DMs alike. Just curious though about how they are used in practice. I am very happy with the content, but admit that...
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    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 05:10 AM
    While true, that still doesn't explain why you start threads on it every 2 months or so.
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    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 12:58 AM
    So if you don't care, why do you bring this stuff up over & over & over?
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    Monday, 21st May, 2018, 08:56 PM
    Auto correct on the phone doesn't care about your peeves & is more fiddly to edit after the fact than it's worth. Go complain to Samsung.
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    Monday, 21st May, 2018, 07:49 PM
    To no ones surprise (save maybe your own).... your wrong.
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    Monday, 21st May, 2018, 02:30 PM
    You may be right. Of all the books, SCAG is my least favorite and for the reasons you suggest. My group is only into the Realms to the extent that it is baked into adventures and we don't always feel like changing all the names. WOTC is wise to continue to have little boxes saying what things could represent in Greyhawk, Eberron etc. It is like a reminder that the information can be used...
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    Monday, 21st May, 2018, 08:59 AM
    Or you could just alter the existing monsters stats/equipment. And give them something other than average HP.
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    Saturday, 19th May, 2018, 05:00 PM
    Personally, no. I'm fine with GH, FR, DL, Eberon, Mystara. Kara Tur, Maztica, & Al-Quadim & the like would be of lesser interest - because I'm not familiar enough with them/thier base mythologies to make a decent character without alot of effort. Dark Sun? Not really my thing - I don't like psionics. So we're I to play in a DS game I would NOT play a psionic. Ravenloft (as a campaign...
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    Saturday, 19th May, 2018, 06:06 AM
    Could you please clarify what classes/sub-classes are allowed for Humans & 1/2Elves? Because in your opening post you specifically stated Humans & 1/2Es could be any class/sub-class listed in the PHB or XGTE. Apparently this is not true?
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    Saturday, 19th May, 2018, 05:47 AM
    My copy is fine.
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    Saturday, 19th May, 2018, 05:32 AM
    Having seen the movie, trust me: Other than Domino don't worry about "X-Force".
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    Friday, 18th May, 2018, 05:10 PM
    No, it's just a damaged book.
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    Thursday, 17th May, 2018, 09:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ccs View Post So 1st party = WoTC/TSR 3rd party = everyone else. Who's the 2nd party? So if I published something do you think I'd count as a 3PP in my own game? :)
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    Thursday, 17th May, 2018, 07:23 PM
    That is interesting. I cannot stand the Realms for the most part and it simply does not come up much for me. Admittedly, there is a lot I cannot use in Sword Coast AG, but all of the core books, Volo's, Xanathar's seem pretty well free of its taint--sorry to use such a negative term :) Likewise, I used some of Yawning Portal in my own world and have not given a thought to FR. (shrug) ...
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    Thursday, 17th May, 2018, 04:16 PM
    Word to your mother! And it is the way I like it! I must apologize outright and say I have never gotten into Warcraft (aside from the FIRST and SECOND ones in the early 90s!) and dislike the nomenclature of striker etc. We make characters and play, period. I enjoy the idea of being able to be and play in many different ways. No restrictions are not my goal--that is boring and there is no...
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    Thursday, 17th May, 2018, 06:46 AM
    1) Ok, So we're not 1st lv. But what does "A few adventures" constitute? Are we 3rd lv? It matters for picking a subclass. Are we 4th lv? It matters for ASIs/Feats. What's the cap? Your definition of few adventures, my few adventures, & his few adventures (and how many lvs were gained therein) might not be the same thing.... 2)I'd still like to know the initial premise of the...
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    Thursday, 17th May, 2018, 03:39 AM
    So 1st party = WoTC/TSR 3rd party = everyone else. Who's the 2nd party?
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    Tuesday, 15th May, 2018, 10:46 PM
    So you're saying you're fine with gambling on your stats - as long as they turn out in your favor.
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    Tuesday, 15th May, 2018, 05:06 PM
    I'm interested. But I need some more info. *What lv are we starting at? *Other than what type of adventure is this? You don't need to spoil it, just some intro snippet so that I can make further decisions. *Do the characters already know/know of each other? Or doesn't it matter? Alignment question: No Neutral & no Chaotic-Evil? OR No Neutral-Evil & no Chaotic-Evil?
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    Tuesday, 15th May, 2018, 04:12 PM
    Depends. How entertaining is this going to be? The more entertaining to me (the DM), the lower the DC I'm going to assign to the Arcana check you're about to make. :)
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    Tuesday, 15th May, 2018, 03:10 PM
    I think this is correct. I admit even as long time strategy game and D&D player that at first, 5e took a while to learn due to interference learning. For me, reactions and bonus actions seemed odd when I did not have a ready list of bonus actions to consider if you will. However, being simpler does not seem all bad to me. We had a few combats drag on when a character was kiting enemies...
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    Tuesday, 15th May, 2018, 07:21 AM
    Change my answer from 3+ to zero. I missed seeing in your post that you were looking for how many times I'd failed. I had to make several checks each session. I succeeded on all of them.
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    Tuesday, 15th May, 2018, 03:49 AM
    Why don't you tell us about the character you want this to be & we'll see what class seems to be the best fit to start with. Also, if you know anything about the game you'll be using it in.
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    Monday, 14th May, 2018, 11:53 PM
    For the most part I haven't deviated much from the expected tropes & setting specifics. Afterall, that's what most of my players have wanted to play.... I like it & it works just fine, so no need to do extra work. :) Currently: *In the PF game I'm running it's just PF standard. The group likes the Golarion setting just fine & as we rotate DMing campaigns (APs, HB, or mixed) it keeps things...
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    Monday, 14th May, 2018, 04:57 PM
    Do tieflings vary in appearance based on their new possible lineages? I know they may have some new features, but what about their physical appearance?
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    Monday, 14th May, 2018, 04:49 PM
    My favorite character (or one of them) i 1e AD&D was a cleric. I somehow found a +2 mace and some other goodies and still was no match for a specialized fighter! at. all. But it was so fun. The role was very cool. We also had a lot of undead in different scenariors and being able to turn was great. I did some healing but whenever possible dropped a flamestrike or some such. I think if...
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    Monday, 14th May, 2018, 04:39 PM
    ccs replied to Making Race Matter
    My own 1/2lings are all about the short rest. Afterall, you gotta eat Second Breakfast etc sometime.
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    Sunday, 13th May, 2018, 03:40 PM
    The difference is how we think about the same fact. My point is that this particular additional granularity doesn't do much for many players. You are right, one could take a feat or multiclass, whatever but is has a cost. I am fine with that too. From a narrative point it doesn't bother me either. If I was good at sneaking early on I am ok with more levels meaning I get better in similar...
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    Sunday, 13th May, 2018, 06:10 AM
    And it's not limited to the choice of bump primary stat/choose a feat. In our last PF game my Wizard started off with a poor Cha. As the campaign progressed they developed a stronger & stronger personality/force of will. Every stat increase I got went into Cha.
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    Saturday, 12th May, 2018, 08:24 PM
    Not if doing so doesn't help me better represent the character I've made. Edit: EX: For my 1/2ling barbarian. Can I presume that you think Str is a barbarians prime stat? If so, please explain to me how a further +1 to hit/damage will result in representing either A) their families established-through-play gift as talented, although non-mgical, healers (Healer feat), OR B) them learning...
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    Saturday, 12th May, 2018, 04:34 AM
    What he said. My current character is a 1/2ling barbarian (a class I'm sure you assume is all about Str). She has a 14 strength & took the Healer feat at 4th lv. I don't envision ever increasing her Str. A micro-hulk is just not how I picture the character. At 8th lv I'm going to take the Linguistics feat as she's stranded in the desert & encountering plenty of hiroglyphs/ancient runes. ...
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    Saturday, 12th May, 2018, 02:08 AM
    Exactly
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    Friday, 11th May, 2018, 10:06 PM
    I wasted time on a now extinct board for some time. It was toxic. I ended up reading arguments about things other than D&D much of the time to try to get the content I wanted. Here I have actually used suggestions and so forth--tested ideas in theory--outside of my own gaming group. So not only is it a fun time sink, it has also been useful for my gaming life. I don't think the original...
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    Friday, 11th May, 2018, 07:57 PM
    I only got him to third level before the campaign changed! It was a fun idea for inspiration. By all means! Get inspired by the Sith and make your warlock creepy!
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    Friday, 11th May, 2018, 07:40 PM
    Nice! I had one attempt at a Darth Vader wannabe...was taking EB with repelling blast but planned for the beams to be invisible. Now with the grasping invocation you could do even more! Also planned to have dagger or shortword with green flame blade when things got too close! Ya know, like a lightsaber...
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    Friday, 11th May, 2018, 07:32 PM
    For real. Go crazy. Get weird. Pick a well known fantasy figure you like and ask the people on EnWorld to stat it up. Perhaps you will get different class/background suggestions...but some of them will hit home for someone with an open mind. I would say that total granularity in bonuses does not itself add to the overall feel of things. Case 1: tough warrior with three attacks at +4...
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    Friday, 11th May, 2018, 04:58 PM
    It really depends on which part of the character's career we look at. If we compare the value to the fighter, surely GWM is less for war cleric. But for one or maybe two combats it can be big early on. Remember, the war cleric is going to get more swings with a greatsword than anyone levels 1-5, right? Some combats your role might be more at spellcasting. If a war cleric could kick but...
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    Friday, 11th May, 2018, 02:46 PM
    I agree. In a similar vein, I am always tempted to take one level of sorcerer if theme appropriate to gain low level slots (at least two) which I do not at all mind using hex with. Magic initiate is similar and would be a fine way to use hex. Personally these are the only ways I am using hex really at higher levels. Burning a 5th level slot for hex? Not me.
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    Friday, 11th May, 2018, 02:17 PM
    I so agree with the assertion about backgrounds. First 5e character was of course a warlock. Took the feature for nobles but different background. Voila! The Warlock suddenly has three noncombatant followers that light candles and help him with ceremonies. They are creepy and come and go and have not effect on power. My aim was to make a sort of burgeoning cult leader trying to bring an...
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    Friday, 11th May, 2018, 04:36 AM
    It doesn't matter how you arrive at the situation, if the player attacks where the enemy isn't they aren't going to hit no matter what the dice roll. Of course the exception would be some kind of AoE.
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 07:57 PM
    Well, it comes down to taste. I won't disparage yours. For me, the extra stuff is evocative and helpful. I was in a rut and needed more than a few lines to get the creative juices flowing again. And now they are! Its all good. Hopefully you also got what you wanted in there somewhere too!
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 07:07 PM
    They are rare! You can save an invocation if you are celestial pact and throw sacred flame or if you acquire it, fire bolt with you CHR bonus. It is not "optimized" or as good as agonizing blast, but fine and the things you can do with free invocations can be nice! I see the value of EB spam! But it bores me. And at certain levels really supporting EB means you won't get to take some fun...
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 05:55 PM
    I think the effort is to inspire roleplay. Surely they could just have lists and not even name sample backgrounds. However, I think the examples are well worth the space. If the focus is merely on numbers, you are right. Why bother? Heck, why bother with features at all? Your features should just emerge in play with that rationale. After playing many years, I have found this sort of...
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 05:35 PM
    This time I WILL be one. Sorry, my post missed yours. Moderately armored, weapon master and invocations/cantrips as noted. Elemental Adept would mean the fire damage on Greenflame blade would be slightly higher as with firebolts (via tome) and the various healing/invocations noted means more than normal hit points. It is unconventional and not as tough as a hexblade, but I like doing...
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 05:30 PM
    I play in your face warlocks! To date, they are all armored up and ready to fight! Moderately armored is my friend! I usually go blade and have one hexblade. My current desire is to play a witch hunting celestial patron warlock. I am taking moderately armored and weapon master at 4th with green flame blade. Later, would love elemental adept (fire). By 8th level I plan to throw firebolts...
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 05:11 PM
    I am about to play my first non blade warlock (tome). Would you happen to know which cantrips would fit the bill? I guess I will start scouring the spell list and see what I find!
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 03:59 PM
    I do not think hex is really worth a slot much of the time, unless you are into EB spam. That can be a lot of damage in a long combat. Honestly though, prior to 11th or 12th level I think it is WAY overrated vis a vis some of the bigger spells you can throw.
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 03:38 PM
    I guess that is the thing, right? The nerd superiority is silly as hell. I can add. I can play wargames. Its just that D&D is different than the latter in some ways and a balance between fluidity and ease of use with options and strategies is superior for many. Not all. Its on a continuum of preference. All the different attack bonuses is unnecessary complication in the modeling of...
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 03:05 PM
    Yeah, other than 1e, 3e is the only experience I had before 5e. We played 4e, once. To the point, I see more choices within class for 5e (for good or ill depending on your opinion). Much more choice. 5e did away with the overly prescriptive niche prestige classes. Why? Becasue you can tailor your characters at a MORE granular level with 5e and with a small refluffing make yourself into...
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    Thursday, 10th May, 2018, 02:17 PM
    No, however you better be sure they will want to pursue or you are doing a lot of work for "that WOULD have been interesting if they had done it." How about do what you are considering and have a few alternate ways of accomplishing the goal. Maybe some of what you plan can be kept but altered depending on their choice.
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 09:21 PM
    I don't like how small they drew halfling feet and how large Tiefling tails and horns are in the art. And... Wow. I am pretty smitten. That's about it. Love it. I even started DMing it which has not happened since 1e. Found previous editions fun with feats and skills but did not like the work to DM. This edition has as much customization as I require complexity that is "just right"...
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 05:33 PM
    I like it for capturing beasts trying to flee...hags particularly. Of all the monsters in MM, I find hags the most abhorrent by a mile!
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 05:16 PM
    Nice! We were on the same page with Tome cantrips after the addition of create bonfire. Am not familiar with Earth Bind. Assume this is in EE guide. Going to check it out.
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 03:36 PM
    haha! Burn the witch! That is a good one...
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 03:26 PM
    So I recently have gotten the itch to play a warlock (celestial patron) who hunts witches. I plan to take protection from good an evil but wondered if there are other thematic and flavorful spells/abilities and equipment any of you would recommend for this pursuit. (the class is not changing however). thanks in advance for any fun ideas!
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 02:55 PM
    yes. it is not as good as blade pact. the other issue for me is magic weapons. I like the possibility of picking up a +1 hammer or whatever vs. a quarterstaff just for imagery and flavor. In my current scenario, since we are not playing AL, I do like the synergy of green flame blade and the celestial patrons addition of charisma to fire damage. At level six, you can add ability+ charisma...
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 02:26 PM
    The implication of this is more freedom to "play what you want." I think it is important (for me) to hear what others think are "poor" choices but then to evaluate them myself. There are a large number of cases in which I say "so what" or "doing it anyway." But there is always a fear that I will really invest in a character and then be sad several levels later. In part due to responses to...
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 02:15 PM
    Yeah...I am thinking some of the ceremonies via rituals might be flavorful. Putting up wards or hallowing grounds seems like a good thing for a witch hunter even if pure game effect is smallish.
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 02:14 PM
    I actually did something like this with my first warlock! I had three odd elven women work as his attendants so to speak. They set up candles, helped slap on his armor...it had a fun creep factor. They spoke little and had oddly colored eyes. They did not get into combat or anything...they were just there to add a freaky vibe. I sort of had them come and go seemingly at random...sometimes...
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    Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, 05:14 AM
    1/2 the NPCs in my games are created on the fly as needed. If I need to know their stat mods I either assign them a bonus or roll a d5. HPs start off as average for class/monster. I make the rest up as I need. After the session I write them up in a more refined form. The other 1/2 of the NPCs start out fully detailed because I already know I'm going to need them.
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 10:14 PM
    It would be fun! It would be fun too if you could somehow acquire minions...
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 09:00 PM
    Also super cool stuff! So much variety with warlocks. Unsurpassed in my estimation among the classes... I have a thing for firebolt...I know EB is more efficient, but I like being able to just use the damage bonus from the class and preserve the invocations for other fun stuff. OK full disclosure. Was playing super mario galaxy with the kids and really got a kick out of fire Mario...
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 08:56 PM
    That is cool stuff too. And in fairness I like concept a lot...but I do not ignore the numbers. Note my example above...I don't have to be the best, but I can't stomach ineffectual. I want to be a hero of some sort afterall!
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 08:54 PM
    Its archetypal and when I think of Tieflings, its how I see them--look at a can of deviled ham! ;) I can ALMOST tolerate the pointed thin tail...and the short horns are where it is at... Just looked up the AD&D pic of Asmodeus from the monster manual. That black and white pic is evocative of this arcehtype for me. I was picturing my tiefling like that largely with the thin barbed tail...
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 07:07 PM
    ccs replied to Playing Tieflings
    Yes, traditional - You know, as in how you usually see not-D&D pictures of the devil/devil inspired characters drawn. Stereotypical if you want a different word. If you've still got a problem? Hop in your time machine & go alter how artists have been drawing this stuff for who-knows how many generations.
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 06:52 PM
    Gave this very question hard thought this AM. I have a weird mix of wants for this character. They include Thaumaturgy, fire bolt and the rituals that allow for a lot of utility. So in fact you are correct, damage wise and saving a feat wise, blade pact is better. However, I want the extras for fun and will need to be less than efficient to get them. If I skip Thaumaturgy and take one...
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 06:45 PM
    QFT! I have a 3rd level hexblade now. Agree totally with elric vibe. I too use misty visions to shield the party for escape or ambush! I am thinking about taking one level of wizard only for a Raven familiar. Later I might go with polarm master and a glaive with the spike on the opposite side of the blade (historically to grab armor). In my case it will make the perfect perch for the...
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 05:53 PM
    that is so fun. just prior to thinking about the witch hunter, I was indeed toying with tiefling with either celestial or fiend patron and the racial feats. I too thought about the wide array of resistances you can cobble together with race (tiefling) racial feat and possibly the fiendish resistance (slashing, bludgeoning whatever--force?) as well. You could take some punishment! Add in...
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 05:36 PM
    eeek! Yuck! haha
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 03:51 PM
    Hello gang, Broken record here...I like warlocks...a lot. It is sad but true: while some people want to try lots of different classes, I am really at present only drive to try all of the different patrons and pacts. I really like the variety and the inclusion of new invocations opens up a lot IMHO. I was interested in next playing a celestial patron. But it seems to me that as much as...
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    Tuesday, 8th May, 2018, 02:05 PM
    Hellboy IS cool. So yes, a possibility!
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    Monday, 7th May, 2018, 09:20 PM
    ccs replied to Playing Tieflings
    My only Tiefling character, Ahliza of Cheliex (divination wizard.14/now paladin.1), is in our PF game. Her tail is long, thinner, & tipped with traditional arrowhead shape. In play it's slightly prehensile. (Think Nightcrawlers tail from the X-Men.) She also has the traditional small devil horns on her forehead & pointed ears. Other physical features include jet black hair, normal human...
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    Monday, 7th May, 2018, 08:25 PM
    I think that is the way to go. I don't mind the penalties or social stigma. I like the mystique and everything implied. So it is just appearance. Can't see how any DM would care. I was thinking small horns and cat eyes from SCAG. Its not like he can just pass as human upon any inspection.
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    Monday, 7th May, 2018, 08:20 PM
    Yeah--I am thinking perhaps small horns from SCAG and just say the tail is thin or he does not have one...
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    Monday, 7th May, 2018, 07:59 PM
    I thought about that. or perhaps he just has not tail because things manifest in weird ways and "imagination." I think the same issue comes up with dragonborn. Half orc is generally as "weird" as it gets. Thought I did become intrigued with the idea of a hobgoblin recently which is a departure.
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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, 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.

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.


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Sunday, 27th May, 2018

  • 07:24 PM - Morrus quoted ccs in post d20 vs 2d20
    Yes, there's something really important that you're overlooking: The fact that most of the people who've ever played, & will ever play, this game DON"T CARE about this "problem" you perceive. Do you feel better for that?
  • 05:33 PM - jmucchiello quoted ccs in post d20 vs 2d20
    Yes, there's something really important that you're overlooking: The fact that most of the people who've ever played, & will ever play, this game DON"T CARE about this "problem" you perceive. Thank you for being so positive. The first sentence of my post says "There is no right answer." I know most people don't care. Most of those people never heard of ENWorld and would never even consider posting here. But those of us who are here are the kinds of people who MIGHT CARE. And thus, those are the people I'm posting to. So thank you for contributing whatever you think you did to the DISCUSSION.
  • 04:33 AM - Amiel quoted ccs in post Elminster's Guide to Deities and Avatars
    Stat blocks minus any RP details make a poor guide in an RPG. I disagree that statblocks by themselves lack any inherent RP details or inspiration, especially ones that aren't entirely made up of just combat abilities. But nonetheless good point, I'll add something later. Stay tuned.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018

  • 06:44 PM - Satyrn quoted ccs in post Getting to 6 encounters in a day
    There's an "In-Character" slang term for doing that stuff. It's referred to as leveling up.... I actually shake my head at the fact it's become real world - well, corporate world slang. :erm:

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018

  • 04:25 AM - Zardnaar quoted ccs in post Game Theory. CR and 5E Encounter System.
    So if you don't care, why do you bring this stuff up over & over & over? Its more other people who mention it on other pots they claim the game doesn;t work but then they always seem to be using feats. The encounter guidelines work OK for low levels and for newer players I suppose, theres nothing wrong with them as such. I don't expect them to work that well with feats, multiclassing and power gamers. Its not a deal breaker or anything. Some people round here think 5E is perfect (hint its not) and some editions did certain things better either conceptually or mechanically even if those editions had lots of other problems. Lots of people do not seem to buy into the 6-8 encounter thing for example or the default 2 short rests assumption but its kind of what the designers were thinking about when they designed short rest rules which may or may not play nice with long rest classes. I think assuming any amount of encounters is a bit silly/metagaming YMMV of course. What if the adventu...

Monday, 21st May, 2018


Sunday, 20th May, 2018

  • 04:46 PM - MoonSong quoted ccs in post D&D Has the Biggest Playerbase, So Why is it the Hardest for 3rd Party to Market Too?
    So 1st party = WoTC/TSR 3rd party = everyone else. Who's the 2nd party? I thought second party were for those companies with official licenses like Judge's Guild used to have for AD&D. Live and learn. I think second party is when a company gets hired by the first party to do official stuff. Like when WotC outsourced the two first adventure paths.
  • 01:29 PM - EarlyBird quoted ccs in post Interest Check (OPEN to ALL)
    Could you please clarify what classes/sub-classes are allowed for Humans & 1/2Elves? Because in your opening post you specifically stated Humans & 1/2Es could be any class/sub-class listed in the PHB or XGTE. Apparently this is not true? Opps, my bad (my terrible actually) - Looks Like Lorelei is actually good. Sorry I was thinking Warlock isn't in 1e never looked at the race.

Thursday, 17th May, 2018


Tuesday, 15th May, 2018

  • 08:17 AM - Yaarel quoted ccs in post Is It Worth Printing Your Own Miniatures?
    The guy assembling the $200+ wolf pack never heard of the internet?? A quick Google search & you can have as many individual models of whatever as you can afford. Painted, unpainted, metal, plastic, fully assembled, some assembly required.... Even next day shipping if you want to pay for that. And still cheaper & faster than investing in a 3d printer. Hey! I want to see some of the stuff you do! Create a gallery thread when you have works to show.

Monday, 14th May, 2018

  • 06:20 PM - Satyrn quoted ccs in post Making Race Matter
    My own 1/2lings are all about the short rest. Afterall, you gotta eat Second Breakfast etc sometime. "It comes in pints!?" is now as ubiquitous at my table as anything Monty Python.

Sunday, 13th May, 2018

  • 06:54 AM - 5ekyu quoted ccs in post How important to you is maxing your primary stat?
    And it's not limited to the choice of bump primary stat/choose a feat. In our last PF game my Wizard started off with a poor Cha. As the campaign progressed they developed a stronger & stronger personality/force of will. Every stat increase I got went into Cha.In my current game, the healer's highest stat is CHA even though Wis is the primary for his features even spending his 4th lsvel ASI on CHA +2 to 16 leaving Wis at 14. (No, its not part of multiclass plan either.)
  • 03:59 AM - 5ekyu quoted ccs in post How important to you is maxing your primary stat?
    Not if doing so doesn't help me better represent the character I've made.While i can agree with this, i have never had a *character* whose best or better representation depended on maxing an ability at a certain level or at all. On the other hand, i have had lots of characters where a feat was an essential element of their representation from early on- certainly by the begining of "serious" or "non-intro" play, tier 2.

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

  • 08:54 PM - Warpiglet quoted ccs in post Playing Tieflings
    Yes, traditional - You know, as in how you usually see not-D&D pictures of the devil/devil inspired characters drawn. Stereotypical if you want a different word. If you've still got a problem? Hop in your time machine & go alter how artists have been drawing this stuff for who-knows how many generations. Its archetypal and when I think of Tieflings, its how I see them--look at a can of deviled ham! ;) I can ALMOST tolerate the pointed thin tail...and the short horns are where it is at... Just looked up the AD&D pic of Asmodeus from the monster manual. That black and white pic is evocative of this arcehtype for me. I was picturing my tiefling like that largely with the thin barbed tail or none. See also Dispater from ye olde monster manual! I am showing my age!

Sunday, 6th May, 2018

  • 02:28 AM - hero4hire quoted ccs in post 5e Exploring a New Frontier OOC (Closed)
    GoOP and HoI - ??? Use words.Since they are unavailable why does it matter? Unless of course you wanted Gauntlets of Ogre Power or a Headband of Intellect. But if you did you might've figured it out.

Saturday, 5th May, 2018

  • 03:02 PM - OB1 quoted ccs in post Avenger's Infinity War *Spoiler* Discussion
    Well what do you want? A) The complete story all at once? That'd be about a 5hr movie. With about another 40some minutes tacked on for trailers, credits, & the post credit scene. (then add some more time for the staff to clean up for the next showing) Most of the movie going audience don't want to sit through something that long. The theatres absolutely don't want that length of movie. Because that greatly limits how many showings per day they can schedule. Less showings = less tickets sold = less food sold. Long shows = less $. B) Everything crammed into 2.5hrs? I guarantee you'd be complaining you saw a crappy movie. C) Pt1 & Pt2 released simultaneously or back to back? That won't work. D) Not make this story? Or any other long term story that takes several/many movies to set the stage for? Edit: Oh, BTW. Nothing is forcing you to see A:IW - or any other movie you think is incomplete - right when it comes out. You've known for a year or two that it was initially...

Friday, 4th May, 2018

  • 11:00 PM - billd91 quoted ccs in post Avenger's Infinity War *Spoiler* Discussion
    You do realize that the original SW was made to function as a standalone movie in the likely event that it was the only chapter to ever get made. Right? C) Pt1 & Pt2 released simultaneously or back to back? That won't work. I'm not sure about that. There's nothing magic about releasing them a year apart. The real and practical question is whether or not they have the capacity to complete the post-production work on a faster schedule. If they had the capacity, there's certainly no reason they couldn't release them 4-6 months apart. I think the market would respond positively and people would turn out to both as well as they would separated by a year. They'd just have to be able to complete the work and block off the marketing time with the actors.
  • 02:32 PM - Jester David quoted ccs in post [+] Here's my ideal future 5E supplement
    I know that's not going to happen, but sometimes a dream is nice eh? I too dream of nice things.... At least until the damned alarm clock rings. My point was it wasn't the book that's a dream. It's the idea that WotC will publish it that's a dream. This book could very, very easily be done. Step One: Work on the Classes. Design a way to make each class more complex and add options and choices into more levels. This can be done on a class-by-class basis with each made into their own document and released separately on the DMsGuild. Step Two: Work on the Other Options Do the feats and other options required. Again, release this as a book on the Guild. Step Three: Compile Take the profits made from sales of the individual books and use that to get more art. Merge all the individual files into one book, incorporating playtest feedback gathered from people using those options. Step Four: Play Use the options against existing monsters. See where more oomf is need...


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