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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 AM
    Fandelose is a smoky, sooty city. The firestone lamps and furnaces at work constantly shed thick fumes when alight, staining walls and clothes alike in the city. Near the city gates and posted at various points throughout the Lower District, posters cry out the names of missing persons while a ragged-looking evil preacher persuades more victims to join his vile cult. Elsewhere, a crowd of...
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    Yesterday, 08:17 PM

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    Yesterday, 07:49 PM
    So what is the show about? Is it similar to the anime Memories where none of the stories were connected, or is it more like the Matrix animations where the stories were connected and just the art style changed every time?
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    My pcs fought a dude who had a 1/day ability called Armor-Shattering Strike- he could use his action to make a single attack that did quadruple weapon dice damage and required the target to make a Con save to avoid having its armor shatter.
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:47 PM
    The question of what to do with the armor (which, according to P-69, is a poorly and dangerously modified Miloxi artifact) is a tough one. Karl puts the idea of keeping it for study forward; but P-69 warns them that it might sicken those nearby, so even keeping it is risky. And the shardmind already explained that destroying it was likely to spread sickness around... so what? The answer steps...
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 11:39 PM
    Tens of Thousands of Years Ago “The horrors will be here any day,” says the first technician to the second. “We're too late. All our work...” The second regards her companion. Her large yellow eyes catch the light, her vertical pupils seeming to blaze and scintillate. “It is too late for our people. The Miloxi Empire is fallen. The Yi-Chrechtor and his people- and his horrors- have already...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 06:04 PM
    I really dig that philosophical treatise.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 02:25 AM

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  • Knightfall's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 09:08 PM
    Hi guys, I'm really sorry that I've been M.I.A. Life has been really hard lately. I'm dealing with a lot of pain, which has had my depression spiraling down. I'm barely maintaining day-to-day responsibilities including physio, mental health therapy, and cleaning (somewhat). I have no idea when I'll feel like running this game again. It feels like a weight pushing down on my chest every time I...
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 04:10 PM
    Definitely setting-based for me. But I run a hardcore sandbox with several playstyle elements that really don't support setting things up for a specific party- for one thing, there are multiple groups, so I don't know which might encounter a given adventure or encounter. For another, the parties are fluid, with pcs moving from one to the other fairly often, so even if I know what party might have...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 11:28 AM
    The game is available for preorder on Gog.com Brian Mitsoda and Chris Avellone are part of the development team. There's talk that some people have been let in to play the demo of the game, and that everything is more polished than in the trailer, and they're still working to improve it.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 02:41 AM
    On the one hand it sounds like an exaggeration, but on the other it doesn't sound impossible either. I remember one gold winning team came back home so drunk they had trouble getting off their plane. A Finnish news site had video of it (I want to say 8 years ago?). :p
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 04:54 PM
    Usually there's something off with Batman cosplays, but I have to say they've found a really good looking bat for their music video. :D Edit: huh, Nerdist is blocked? It says you need to go to Youtube to see it? Or is it just me?
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 04:28 PM
    Is there a problem with the existing rules you're trying to solve with this? At first glance, it looks like a huge slowdown in play for no real payoff that I can discern. Personally, I prefer the simplicity of the current system, and I think slowing play is a huge price to pay, so if there's no commensurate improvement in the game, it wouldn't be worth it to me.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 07:22 AM
    I'd maybe go for something obscure but high-quality. Perhaps a third-party adventure. Like Kevin Kulp's "Of Sound Mind." I feel like you sort of have to lean into the 'dungeons' and the 'dragons' part of the name, so what adventures have the most of those, other than Dragonlance which already had its shot? Honestly, R.A. Salvatore's The Crystal Shard hits a lot of the right beats. Big...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 10:56 PM
    When I tried quoting your post, I could see the URLs you tagged for your images, but when I went to those images directly, they were blank. So maybe check where the images are hosted. From your link, though, this looks nifty:
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 09:06 PM
    Thank you for sharing this. It's infeasible now for us to update the PDF for just this issue, but I hope if anyone else has trouble finding it, a search will turn up your post.
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 07:39 PM
    The first thing Bix becomes aware of is the pounding in his head. He's an experienced drinker and has had his share of hangovers, but this... this... Bix knows that a hangover can be bad. It can grip your head in a pulsing vice; it can punch you in the stomach over and over again. It can make it so you can barely walk, see, and hear. It can leave you exhausted and feeling filthy, like a...
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 08:11 PM
    I have never run or played any rpg where we actually did a declaration phase, not even in systems that normally call for it. I certainly wouldn't add one in to 5e; I don't think it adds much to the game. The closest I have ever come is when I used a progressive initiative system, in which there was an initiative 'count' that just kept rising. In that system, your action started on a certain...
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 06:52 PM
    As a lad, Scotty Beandelver had once played a prank that went quite wrong, leading him to a terror-filled escape across the rooftops with a pair of guard drakes hissing and scrambling after him. But the rooftops are the criminals' road, and Scotty inadvertently interrupted a Grey Brother mid-assassination with his frantic flight, leading the assassin to join the pursuit. Hot panic had risen in...
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  • Mark CMG's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 02:05 PM
    J. Michael Straczynski has reported on his Facebook page that Larry Ditillio has passed https://www.facebook.com/officialjmspage/
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 04:46 PM
    It might also refer to the very tiniest of smiles that Carol gives to Thor. (which reminds me, we need a shrug emote here)
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 09:02 AM
    That pickle vendor was included courtesy of Greg Spanier, a game shop owner in Gautier, MS, who was one of the $500 backers for the ZEITGEIST hardcover Kickstarter.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 09:16 PM
    They have to do something fresh with The Batman. The story and the character both are getting so stale and rehashed it is really hard to get excited by it. Shazam I suspect will work just as well as Aquaman did, and the Aquaman sequel will be fine too. The Suicide Squad? If they learn their lessons from the first maybe it'll be ok. It's a big if. Wonder Woman 1984 can't fail. The...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 09:04 PM
    It's kinda hard to tell the way they're standing over it like that. I did just notice that Tony is in the new suits scene, looking quite ruffled.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 04:57 PM

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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 04:40 PM
    Looking at this trailer I am picturing a boxed set with all of the MCU movies in one definitive set.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 03:44 PM
    I'm not sure why you aren't sure how I envisage this working. It's called talking. The player talks to the DM, and together they determine whether a certain, shall we say fine print, in a characters backstory is set up, and whether that works for the story in question. There's no 'roughshod' implied, and taking something seriously doesn't mean it has to be agreed with or accepted into the...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 01:50 PM
    It's been some time since I've read the 4th edition rules, but I'm pretty sure that every edition of D&D has dungeon masters discretion written in. The player can't write up whatever they want into their characters backstory without talking about it with the DM first, yes? Otherwise what's to stop someone from making their character a former best friend of the BBEG's and by being that already...
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  • Mark CMG's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 01:22 AM
    I don't mind if they squeeze off the occasional fart joke and I prefer dry humor.
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  • Mark CMG's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 12:22 AM
    According to Stephen Buonocore, who has posted this news to Facebook, Brian "Big Mac" Mccarthy has passed. https://www.facebook.com/brian.mccarthy.73157203
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 09:02 PM
    Drolc and Scotty awaken aching from the blows of the Pan Lung monks. They slept at Scotty's house, aware that they were in no shape for adventure. And yet... Drolc's dim mind ponders his missing friends. He wants to help, but... well... where are they? Over breakfast and bean juice*, Scotty inquires, “Why the long face, Drolc?” “Huh?” Drolc looks at him blankly. “You look sad,” Scotty...
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 06:44 PM
    This is an interesting topic for me. I like a certain amount of complexity on a personal level, but I have a good head for math and can keep a bunch of complex parts in my head. Not lal players are like that. I have several people in my group who are really bad at math, several who tend to forget their character's abilities, etc. So even if I might enjoy some fiddly bits in the game- for...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 10:35 AM
    "This is bad writing." "This is a narrative choice I dislike." It seems to me that people these day (intentionally or otherwise) get those two sentences mixed up. :hmm:
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th March, 2019, 09:44 PM
    The shallow gasps change to a slow wheeze. Then there is a cough, followed by retching and a groan. “At last!” cries Dzedz. “I thought your kind was tougher than that. You've been out for hours!” “What... what happened?” “We fell into a trap.” “I remember that. And...” A pause. “Those tentacle monsters.”
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th March, 2019, 10:49 AM
    I checked her on twitchmetrics and apparently she's already streamed 82 hours of content this month, and her viewers have watched her 716920 hours this month. That's how you get them ad moneys.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 11:04 PM
    When someone has the audacity to make a cover of a David Bowie song, and it works.
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    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 05:23 PM
    I love you guys. :angel:
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    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 04:11 PM
    The more I see of this show, the more excited I get. :D
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    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 02:30 PM
    Bioware is saying that they've found no evidence of actual permanent bricking. There has been quite a lot of hard drive data losses, which is still really bad and unacceptable (especially when the game is affecting save data other than its own). But, no actual consoles permanently broken, which is something, I suppose. :hmm:
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 02:18 PM
    Thought for the day (and possibly an unpopular opinion as well): I really don't like watching Twitch. It's laggy, I always have problems with sound quality there (and the sound is laggy too), I dislike the chat (I don't know if I dislike the crowd, because I have serious problems following what's happening in the chat, so I've actually stopped reading it), I have trouble finding anything there...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 04:26 AM
    Captain Marvel is a smashing success at the box office. It has already made the same amount as Rogue One during the same time span, and 50% more than the Wonder Woman opening.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 9th March, 2019, 01:12 AM
    They shot that before his death, but it was slightly altered for the movie to be a bit more touching instead of just a straight comedy shot.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 9th March, 2019, 12:54 AM
    It feels like a Phase 1 movie, which it should have been. What I mean is, it would have worked better if they'd introduced her through this movie much earlier. The movie itself is alright. Not stellar, but not bad in any way either. It's got an ok rating on both metacritic and imdb, which leads me to believe that the Rotten Tomatoes audience rating is just being weird at the moment (the critic...
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 05:57 PM
    If you don't mind up-converting it from 1e, L1: The Secret of Bone Hill is pretty much exactly what you're looking for.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Friday, 8th March, 2019, 08:50 AM
    Yeah, death curse upon the people who did the ritual, basically.
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    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 11:48 PM
    Daaaaamn.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 7th March, 2019, 11:16 PM
    Best song in the game.
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 02:16 AM
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 01:38 AM
    This looks exceptionally grim.
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    Wednesday, 6th March, 2019, 12:01 AM
    Heh, good point. The artifact probably would be used less viscerally for most people. Like, Kasvarina powers it up or something, since she was involved in a lot of pivotal stuff, and it was hanging around the temple of Ingatan for a while soaking up time juice. For other people, maybe it would just let you share a memory in the first person. But actually, hm, I kinda like the idea of people...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 03:52 PM
    I've read through the first 70 pages on the EA thread. Posts #104, #165, #263, #324, #466, #614, #638 and #696 claim broken consoles. Also possibly #347, #544, and #598. Hard syntax. There's also posts on every other page about hard drive data loss.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 02:26 PM
    And just so you instantly took the stance that anyone there claiming their console being bricked must be part of a hoax. Pray tell, what is a "hallmark of a hoax" here?
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 02:06 PM
    You're joking, right? You "skimmed" a few pages from what is now 77 pages long (when it was only 71 when I posted about it), and you took that as evidence that I made it up? I'm sure if you'd found the post I quoted you would have assumed he or she made it up as well, right? Good grief.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 01:23 PM
    Here's EA's own thread on the issue: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues/PS4-Crashing-Info-Gathering/td-p/7625236 There are some there saying that their hard drive has been corrupted, and a lot of people reporting different kinds of crashes. An example:
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 08:44 AM
    There's multiple reddit threads and youtube videos right now saying that Anthem is bricking consoles playing it. Even Xbox One X's and PS4 Pro's.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 06:01 AM
    Is this then the Sivana from The Brave & The Bold who literally stole Adam's powers? :p
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 5th March, 2019, 05:49 AM
    Initially I stayed away from this show, because I was under the impression it had something to do with the Resident Evil movies. The early footage did nothing to dissuade me from this idea. After that I stayed away because the first trailer I saw made it look like this had something to do with the DCU, and mainly Robin (I think the shape of the masks was a strong clue for this). I have to say...
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  • the Jester's Avatar
    Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, 10:36 PM
    I mean, you could do that, but you're sort of pushing into story-based awards any time you do. In your hypothetical situation, a group could get no xp at all for engaging with all three factions, taking on all three assignments, and working on all three without actually completing any. One of the joys of sandbox play, to me, is all the dangling plot threads that pcs leave behind them everywhere...
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    Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, 09:06 PM
    I feel compelled to point out that most editions have awarded at least some xp for non-combat stuff. 1e and earlier had xp for gps; 2e had class-based extra awards; 3e had guidelines for xps for traps and roleplaying; 4e had skill challenges; and 5e has (optional) guidelines for awarding xp for non-combat situations (e.g. traps in DotMM). That said, milestone xp is great at what it's great...
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 04:23 AM
    Deja vu. I have a feeling this has already been posted here previously. I could be wrong. Is that the first time they ever took him to a forest? He doesn't even know the words for things. Floors indeed. I dug up a Finnish news story about what our president said they'd talked about, and he'd said the raking was mentioned in relation to firefighters in California cleaning up highways. So, yeah....
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 03:57 AM
    The song feels like the anthem to retro-futurism.
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 02:19 AM
    jonesy started a thread Dark Phoenix Trailer 2
    It says "Coming Soon". They've pushed back the release a couple of times already, and now it doesn't even have a solid release date anymore?
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    Thursday, 28th February, 2019, 03:29 PM
    I'd rule that Helm doesn't have neither the time nor the desire to bother observing a single Cleric's behavior (except High Priest perhaps) and take action against any unlawful acts and would thus do nothing. At it's roots its a player problem, not a character problem. So you could try address it outside-character. I am a fan of rewarding good behavior rather than penalizing bad ones, so i...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Thursday, 28th February, 2019, 01:56 PM
    That sounds exactly like what you suspect there. The moisture inside being slowly released.
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    Thursday, 28th February, 2019, 01:54 PM
    This is how to advertise a movie. Make the world better at the same time. "..will be made available to all amputees" says James Cameron.
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    Thursday, 28th February, 2019, 09:06 AM
    I believe there was a queen Zidi in there somewhere who was a halfling. And some queen named Hibiscus who came to a bad end.
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    Thursday, 28th February, 2019, 01:13 AM
    There's seems to be a LOT of thread necromancy going on here at the moment. Spam bots raising them before being annihilated?
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 10:42 PM
    Just completed the game. It was a lot shorter than I was expecting. I remember playing the original game for several weeks before beating the campaign (on Amiga). I guess now I know why the most popular mod has been titled "Long War". :hmm:
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 05:51 PM
    They aren't only native to Krynn. They predate DragonLance by several years.
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    Tuesday, 26th February, 2019, 05:01 PM
    I'd love 5E Greyhawk setting just seeing Anna B Meyer's Map of the Flanaess 2019 Edition the other day got me all excited!
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    Tuesday, 26th February, 2019, 12:22 AM

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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 11:50 PM
    That is a hell of a cast. I rather dig the Church of Amielle Latimer. :) Fellow Texans, I see. (I grew up in Southeast TX, and am in Atlanta now.) I should make a list of the different planar alignments that each group that finished the campaign picked. Any particular stand-out scenes that you and your group liked, or where the players did something unexpected, or where the modules as...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 06:51 PM
    Since even The Dark Knight couldn't win best picture, what chance did Black Panther have? Three Oscars still puts Black Panther ahead of the other superhero movies.
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 02:48 AM
    Poor old Piranha II. :p
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 01:54 AM
    Damn it, I'm actually really upset by these people. Women with large breasts exist. When they complain that it's somehow wrong for there to be large breasted women in movies or games they are basically saying that those women don't deserve representation and that having large breasts is somehow shameful. What the everloving fudge is wrong with these dumbasses?
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 01:41 AM
    On a completely different topic, and I know I'm really late for this, I just started playing X-Com Enemy Unknown from 2012. Really liking it so far. I still have the original games installed on a laptop, and comparing them to the new I'm only missing the better base construction (which isn't that big of a loss). The AI feels good, the combat is great, and the mood of the game is excellent. Can't...
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 01:33 AM
    Large? My girlfriend complains that she can't buy bras from Aliexpress, because they don't even have the size below her size, and this girl thinks that a B-cup is large? :uhoh:
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 01:09 AM
    Umm, what? Not only is her body almost boy-flat, but they're metal, not flesh. Anyone complaining about that hasn't seen any version of the story. I don't even know what idealized body means in this context.
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 12:44 AM
    There's a new Lost in Space? Good grief. Compared to the manga the Alita movie is clearly under-sexualized. Also, I don't know how old the character is in the movie, but in the manga she's like 220 years old, or something like that (if they said it I missed it). Maybe people are up in arms over how "young" she looks? (but that's unfair towards adults who do look young). But I thought the movie...
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    Saturday, 23rd February, 2019, 06:22 PM
    I advertise my game as being high-lethality, but it has been quite a while, actually. Hmmm.
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    Saturday, 23rd February, 2019, 06:14 PM
    Are you playing the bard? If so, do what makes you happy. If not, it isn't your place to tell someone else what to do with their character. That said, pcs are really well balanced in 5e. The bard may not be unleashing mad damage, but he's going to contribute to everyone else's damage nicely. Your party is fine.
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Friday, 14th September, 2018

  • 03:16 AM - Rune mentioned steeldragons in post The EN World IRON DM 2018 Tournament Scheduling Thread
    Perhaps some former contestants, judges, and/or alternates from the last few tournaments might want to get in on the fun? Leopold LongGoneWrier LucasC Lwaxy MortalPlague PnPgamer Radiating Gnome Slit518 steeldragons UselessTriviaMan Waylander the Slayer Wicht Wik Yaztromo

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018

  • 03:21 PM - lowkey13 mentioned steeldragons in post Fluff, Rules, and the Cleric/Warlock Multiclass (WITH POLL!)
    You're absolutely right, sir. The landscapers have done a wonderful job with the sod, and I will remove myself promptly so as not to cause unsightly divots. Well, I wouldn't have put it like steeldragons but I think there is a divide in viewpoints. If I can put it in this way- Some people view fluff as important, in some ways. The flavor is baked into the class. It is part of the "world." Others view the fluff as unimportant; the rules are all that matter. Combine that with different views of what a class means in D&D. Some people have a more formal conception of the class, whereas others view "class" as just a constellation of abilities. This gets even more muddied when it comes to muticlassing; for the second group, multiclassing allows those people to pick and choose abilities between classes in order to create a concept (a gestalt) of what they really want; others view multiclassing more like the old way; that it is moving from one "career" to another, or, perhaps, advancing slowly down two lines (the archetypal F/MU). I don't think that there's a wrong way to play, but they are different approaches. For me, the idea that a Cleric would Multiclass with Warlock i...

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018


Friday, 16th February, 2018

  • 10:11 PM - CleverNickName mentioned steeldragons in post Survivor Cleric Domains- LIFE DOMAIN WINS!
    Arcana Domain 19 Death Domain 11 Forge Domain 20 Grave Domain 3 - 2 = 1 Knowledge Domain 21 Life Domain 20 Light Domain 19 Tempest Domain 18 + 1 = 19 (Nice try, rczarnec). This is the obvious choice for clerics of Zeus, too. Trickery Domain 16 War Domain 21

Monday, 12th February, 2018

  • 07:34 PM - Quickleaf mentioned steeldragons in post Sorcerer spell chains
    ...nalyze the aura of one creature you see. You learn its current hit point total and all its immunities, resistances, and vulnerabilities. Read Moods (2 psi). As a bonus action, you learn a one-word summary of the emotional state of up to six creatures you can see, such as happy, confused, afraid, or violent. View Aura (3 psi; conc., 1 hr.). As an action, you study one creature’s aura. Until your concentration ends, while you can see the target, you learn if it’s under the effect of any magical or psionic effects, its current hit point total, and its basic emotional state. While this effect lasts, you have advantage on Wisdom (Insight) and Charisma checks you make against it. Perceive the Unseen (5 psi; conc., 1 min.). As a bonus action, you gain the ability to see auras even of invisible or hidden creatures. Until your concentration ends, you can see all creatures, including hidden and invisible ones, regardless of lighting conditions. ...I could easily see adding a version of steeldragons "see magic" into the mix of Aura Sight.

Sunday, 31st December, 2017

  • 11:02 PM - Quickleaf mentioned steeldragons in post Preview of the Witch Class I am working on
    Great insights steeldragons As always :) If you interpret "witch" as "crafter of magic", what differentiates a witch from an artificer? My view of witchcraft/witchery is probably biased as I've met several contemporary "witches" and read about historical Italian witchcraft (Stregheria)... but I've always seen witchcraft as a sort of mystery cult focused on initiation into secrets. It's the secret knowledge aspect of witchcraft that most stands out to me as a basis from which to form a game-definition of a "witch" that is distinct from an artificer / druid / sorcerer / warlock / wizard. While I've never gone the distance of making it into a class, in my homebrew campaign world which goes by the epithet "Witching Grounds", I've really played up that secret knowledge witch concept in a couple ways on the DM's side... Witches often know True Names of otherworldly beings and can summon/control/banish them. Witches can sense possession and other forms of magical control of others. Witches know ancient ...

Thursday, 7th December, 2017

  • 06:48 PM - Rune mentioned steeldragons in post Scheduling for the IRON DM 2017 Tournament
    Perhaps some former contestants, judges, and/or alternates from the last few tournaments might want to get in on the fun? GuardianLurker Imhotepthewise Iron Sky Leopold LongGoneWrier LucasC Lwaxy MortalPlague PnPgamer Radiating Gnome Slit518 steeldragons UselessTriviaMan Waylander the Slayer Wicht Wik

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Monday, 14th August, 2017

  • 08:45 AM - Quickleaf mentioned steeldragons in post A Class Thread By Any Other Name...
    steeldragons I've advocated a similar approach for a while, calling for more fighter & rogue subclasses. My ideal for the PHB would have been something like: Bard 2 Barbarian 2 Cleric 7 Druid 2 Fighter 6 Monk 2 Ranger 2 Rogue 6 Sorcerer 2 Warlock 2 Wizard 8 = 41, close to PHB just with different distribution. Then I'd expand on Bard, Barbarian, Druid, Ranger', Sorcerer, and Warlock options is supplemental hardbacks. One wild thought: what if there was no need for a "general default" fighter, wizard, or what have you? For example, there could be a generic rule - maybe in the customization chapter (alongside multiclassing & feats) - about forgoing choosing a subclass in favor of getting bonus feats / proficiencies / saving throws / known spells / certain class features (e.g. Fighting styles or Eldritch invocations). If there were just a bit more feats supporting casters, I think this could work very nicely. EDIT: Here are my thoughts on how I'd ideally tweak the classes: Read Languages for ro...

Sunday, 2nd July, 2017

  • 09:52 PM - Quickleaf mentioned steeldragons in post What do you want in a published adventure? / Adventure design best practices?
    ...); HP 38; Spd 30; Senses 15; Lang common, ignan, jhatab’enar; Resist fire; Saves Str +0, Dex +1, Con +1, Int +6, Wis +5, Cha +0; #Att 1 fire bolt +6 (120 ft), 2d10 fire; dagger +4 (5 ft), 3 (1d4+1) piercing; Special geased; Spells (save DC 14, attack +6) cantrips control flames (EE), fire bolt, light, mage hand; 1st (4) burning hands, detect magic, mage armor; 2nd (3) flaming sphere, scorching ray, suggestion; 3rd (3) dispel magic, fireball, haste; 4th (1) wall of fire; CR 6 (2,300 XP); p. #. And in a third guard room I have... Mamluk of the Imperishable (2). Medium humanoid LN; AC 15 (17 with shield); HP 19; Spd 30; Senses 13; Lang common, ignan; Resist fire; Saves Str +2, Dex +1, Con +2, Int +0, Wis +1, Cha +0; #Att 1 longbow +3 (150/600 ft), 5 (1d8+1) piercing and 3 (1d6) fire; longsword +4 (5 ft), 6 (1d8+2) slashing; Special pack tactics, solidarity; CR 1 (200 XP); p. #. And that's not even including the area descriptions! I have to question Lanefan steeldragons are "short form" stats really a good idea across the board? Or only for very specific types of small "fun house/monster menagerie" dungeons?
  • 08:39 PM - Quickleaf mentioned steeldragons in post What do you want in a published adventure? / Adventure design best practices?
    ...An open arch is inscribed with Ignan runes: Death begins in water and ends in fire. It leads to a cool quiet semicircular chamber 15’ (4.5 m) in diameter. At the center is an 8’ (2.5 m) diameter circular well accessed via four pointed arches arranged in the cardinal directions. A winch-operated chain hangs down the middle, connected to a bucket. A narrow 6” (15 cm) brick ledge spirals along the inside of the well. On the upper level… The well is 60’ (18 m) deep before reaching water, with four pointed archways at about midway and four more archways at the bottom. On the main level… The well is 30’ deep before reaching water, with four pointed archways at the bottom. The well’s shaft continues up for another 30’ (9 m) where there are four more archways at the top. On the lower level… This is the base of the well, with a bucket floating on the cold dark water. The well’s shaft extends 60’ (18 m) up, with four pointed archways at about midway and four more archways at the top. steeldragons Terrific reply :) Well, preferably, you could use a reference to the original page, as Lanefan suggested, ideally if they're in the same spread. I personally, wouldn't mind referencing the original page number if there are several of the same creature...but then you're defeating the purpose of "ease of use/having it there in front of you on the page you need it." Obviously, if there is a difference/change in the creature (beyond just hit points), if it's wearing different armor or using a magical two-handed sword with special abilities instead of a glaive or whatever, then it gets its own block again. But, I suppose, if it appears four times in four different spreads, then yeah...kinda stuck/you should print it again. But saying "this is getting to be too much, so I'll shunt all of this other stuff, from EVERY room, and put it elsewhere in its own section" doesn't really solve the problem, does it? It's still page count. It's still material -which now the DM must be flipping b...
  • 05:48 AM - Quickleaf mentioned steeldragons in post What do you want in a published adventure? / Adventure design best practices?
    Lanefan steeldragons So, if I were taking the Oni (ogre mage), what would its abbreviated stats look like? Something like this? Oni: Large giant; AC 16; HP 110; Saves Str +4, Dex +3, Con +6, Int +2, Wis +4, Cha +5; #Att 2 glaive, +7 (10 ft or 5 ft in Medium size), 2d10+4 slashing (or 1d10+4 in Medium size); senses 14 (darkvision 60 ft); change shape, magic weapons, regeneration (10); innate spells (at will – darkness, invisibility, 1/day –charm person, cone of cold, gaseous form, sleep; CR 7 (2,900 XP); Monster Manual. And then if an Oni appears elsewhere in the adventure 4 times, you repeat that abbreviated stat block each of those 4 times? What about much more complex monsters? Things like Archmages or Beholders? What about rooms where who is in the room changes significantly based on different times of day, ceremonial circumstances, etc?

Saturday, 3rd June, 2017

  • 07:58 PM - Lanefan mentioned steeldragons in post Survivor Classic Modules: THE SINISTER SECRET OF SALTMARSH WINS!
    Think I incorporated all of the changes since rczarnec. Posts 247 to 248 crossed the streams. Anyone is welcome to double check my corrections. But think this is where we are. [EDIT: Dammit! Too slow. Maxperson's additions included below. I'll do my own in a separate post.] A1-A4 Scourge of the Slave Lords 4 B2 The Keep on the Borderlands 21 C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan 22 EX1-EX2 Dungeonland/Magic Mirror 7 G1-G3 Against the Giants 10 I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City 21 I2 Tomb of the Lizard King 11 I3-I5 Desert of Desolation 25 L1 The Secret of Bone Hill 15 S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth 25 T1 Village of Hommlet 21 U1-U3 Saltmarsh Series 19 WG4 Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun 21 X1 Isle of Dread 23 X2 Castle Amber 22 steeldragons I think you've given EX1-2 some extra points. In post 247 (the last accurate one, I think) it had 13 points. It then got downvoted in posts 248, 250 and 251 with no mitigating upvotes, so should currently be sitting on 4 points after post 258. Will fix with my own vote, next post.

Monday, 29th May, 2017

  • 07:26 PM - Kobold Stew mentioned steeldragons 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, 6th May, 2017

  • 12:13 AM - MoonSong mentioned steeldragons in post So long and thanks for all the fish!
    ...ular "they", for instance. My understanding is that this is uncontroversial in non-American English-speaking countries, but in America the singular they became another political hill to die upon because we'll do that crap with just about anything. I remember about a decade or so ago when light bulbs became this huge, divisive political flashpoint. We're a pretty ridiculous people. :p That said, English grammar is mostly a melting pot of ever-changing guesswork where there are more exceptions than "rules", no matter where you live and speak the language. It's enough to make one wonder why some folks get so bent out of shape over those so-called "rules". Since this thread is all over the place anyways I will just point out that the "singular they" works very well, and I often find it a positive to have conversations without knowing genders. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they Wait a little plz. I'm aware of singular they, and I prefer descriptivism. I just commented on steeldragons using "he/she". If we were using a different language we either would quickly know Thedip's gender from the way he talks or wouldn't need to know it at all. You know, because of speech patterns or gendered adjectives and nouns.

Sunday, 19th March, 2017

  • 12:19 AM - Hussar mentioned steeldragons in post 5e Warlord Demand Poll
    This is an example I was talking about, when I said that you keep saying things and accusing others of untrue things. "My campaign to banish the warlord"? The only thread I created on the topic (and the last thread I created period), was this one from 2 weeks ago. I'm arguing in favor of including the Warlord class in that thread. So I'm going to ask you nicely. Please stop accusing me of doing things I've not only not done, but are actually the opposite of my actual position. Dude, I'm totally sorry. I got your user name mixed up with steeldragons. Totally my bad.

Monday, 6th March, 2017

  • 09:42 PM - OB1 mentioned steeldragons in post Prestige Classes?
    I don't know. I don't mind the UA's first attempt. I don't think it really worked the way they wanted. But it had potential. I WOULD probably reclassify them by a different name than "Prestige Class" since that has some baggage and, apparently, bad feeling that comes with it. I'd like the concept of prestige class/paragon path to be something new. Archetypes already covers the idea of classes mix-mash or super-specialization. I'd use PrC to give some level to some things that dont have level progression in the game: races and background. ex: someone with the guild artisan background could take the Guimaster PrC to increase the background feature and gain new features related to his increasing status within the guild. A dwarf could take the First-born of Moradin PrC to increase his dwarf-ness, like immunity to poison, shape earth cantrip or precious metal-sense. I'd add paths for things like lycanthropy and vampires curses or the like as well. steeldragons how about Story Class or Quest Class as a new name? IE. Sometimes a character's adventures lead them to encounter new forks in the road that can change the path of their career. Below are rules for a unique kind of class specifically for players to use with the optional multi-classing rules. Quest Classes are only 4-5 levels long and have prerequisites that can only be met via adventuring. Again, I'd be fine if WotC just provided some official guidelines for creating and leave the specifics to the DMs table, though I would welcome inspiration in the form of some of these as well.

Saturday, 18th February, 2017

  • 04:34 PM - FrogReaver mentioned steeldragons in post Inquisitor (Cleric/Paladin Hybrid)
    steeldragons While it's convention in 5e to have classes have multiple subclasses, there's nothing in the design that says a class is required to. It's also not required anywhere for a class to have a subclass at all. So an Inquisitor class doesn't need either.

Wednesday, 19th October, 2016

  • 09:38 PM - bedir than mentioned steeldragons in post Is a Half-Caster -but still Magical- Cleric too different?
    steeldragons I enjoy the thought of Clerics/Warlocks and maybe Paladins being built on a short rest Invocation(y) mechanic with Wizards/Druids and maybe Bards/Rangers/Sorcerers on the long rest. It not only offers variety but can be explained though the lore. C/W contact a higher power for their gifts. W/D use their understanding of the world to change it.


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Tuesday, 12th March, 2019

  • 04:57 PM - Aaron L quoted steeldragons in post Jon Peterson Shares Aronson's Original OD&D Illusionist
    If only he could spell "invisible." ;) One need only look at the 1e Magic-user class level titles to know the answer to that is a hearty "yes." hahaha 3rd level? "Enchanter." 7th level? "Necromancer." Conjurer and Evoker are both in there. "Spellbinder," I think was one. Magician. Warlock. So, yeah. "Take a magical word referring to a magical thing and we'll just stick that in." Defining the school, and then further "flavors" of arcane magic and types of magical practice is really a 2e and significantly more 3+e thing. Point taken, but even in 1E the spells were grouped into Schools of Magic which were listed at the top of the spell description, and most of the names of the Schools made some kind of sense by either the traditional meaning of the terms, or at least some kind of symbolic connection... all except Invocation/Evocation. It's not a big thing, and doesn't actually mean anything in the long run. But ever since I started playing D&D when I was 14 and I understood what the n...

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Tuesday, 4th September, 2018

  • 07:50 PM - Celebrim quoted steeldragons in post Revised and rebalanced dragons for 1e AD&D
    I'm very much looking forward to your descriptive write ups on the metallics. Really great (and huuuuuge amount of) work. The metallic write ups are nearing completion. I'm asking for feedback a bit early because I'm less happy with them than the chromatics, and in particular I think the Brass write up is inspired but I'm much less enthusiastic about the other ones. A bit of background, I've never actually used a metallic dragon in game, and I've not really been happy with how metallics played out in settings where I was the player, or with any of the lore I'd seen built around them (mechanically or in its write up). I've just never seen the point of them - why do we need good dragons and what role would they have in a story where the PC's are protagonists? (I've often speculated that the good dragons were actually intended to be the oriental dragons in a lose way, before becoming their own thing when oriental dragons were considered more closely.) In fact, my lack of use for metalli...

Friday, 31st August, 2018

  • 02:49 PM - lowkey13 quoted steeldragons in post What makes D&D, D&D?
    EDIT TO ADD: The separation of magics/spells between MUs and Cles....and thus carrying over/through the game in all incarnations, whatever the titles/names for them. Other systems use different magical organizations...either teased out into every possible different facet/contingency or different magics based on magical practices, to the all lumped together (a la some neo-pagan/modern day idea) of "all magic is magic" with spells divided by ethical or moral intent, i.e. "white/grey/black" magic, or other thematic groupings ("blue" magic for the air, "red" magic for dealing damage/blood/war, "green" magic for nature/plants, etc...) and different character classes/concepts use whatever "color" of magic best suits their individual flavor. But all of that has blossomed and branched and interwoven over the decades all began from the simple idea that a "wizardy guy" has/used different magic [different spell list] from a "priestly guy" and nary the twain shall meet...though nowadays they meet, maybe, a ...

Thursday, 30th August, 2018


Wednesday, 18th July, 2018

  • 04:27 PM - TwoSix quoted steeldragons in post Pathfinder 2 Character Sheet #6: Ezren, Human Wizard
    This was my first thought. Might work out...but, realistically/in play, how often are you taking 4 or less HP of physical damage? Seems like a "Shield Block" is going to be a limited DR/absorbed hp, but will "shatter" every time. A cantrip for +1 AC, plus the ability to be used as 4 extra hit points roughly once a battle, seems pretty decent to me. Plus the fact we don't know how it scales.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018


Monday, 28th May, 2018

  • 11:02 PM - Demetrios1453 quoted steeldragons in post Yugoloths: Do They Have an Identity Beyond the Blood War?
    I thought "the Blood War" was a 3.5 or 4e fabrication. I don't remember ever hearing the term or about it from the AD&D days. The Blood War was a 2e invention. It definitely played a big role in the 2e Planescape line.
  • 08:39 PM - vincegetorix quoted steeldragons in post Yugoloths: Do They Have an Identity Beyond the Blood War?
    I thought "the Blood War" was a 3.5 or 4e fabrication. I don't remember ever hearing the term or about it from the AD&D days. Devils, Demons, and Daemons in 1e were simply embodiments of their respective flavor [Lawful/Neutral/Chaotic] of evil. Though Daemons as a mercenary kind of fighters/traders/double-dealers between and/or for both devils and demons has been a niche of theirs from the get go. I'm not even sure there's Blood War going on in 4e. IIRC, in the Dawn War cosmology, the Demons were originally the Angels/Devils (Angels served good Gods, Devil served evil Gods but were still lawful servants of divine dominions in the Astral Sea) of Tharizdun that fell in the when the other gods decided to throw Tharizdun's Dominion at the bottom of the Elemental Chaos, thus creating the endless Abysses. That's why in 4e Demons are considered Elemental creatures and Angels/Devils were Immortals. Since there's no easy way to travel from the Astral Sea to the Elemental Chaos, I doubt there was an op...
  • 06:25 PM - Mouseferatu quoted steeldragons in post Fey in 5e DnD
    ...to the dazzling shining might and transcendent powers of -what are somewhat mistakenly referred to as- the "Gemstone Dragons." You've actually come up with a story that might incline me to include gemstone dragons in a campaign. Kudos; that is not an easy task, given how I normally feel about them.

Friday, 11th May, 2018

  • 03:29 AM - cbwjm quoted steeldragons in post Splitting cleric's subclass into domain and archetype
    It may or may not be appropriate...but there's a degree to which one must put up their hands and say "let the players, be players." Does it make sense to have a "mystic" archetype of the god of war, whose abilities grant weapon proficiencies and weapon attack/damage bonuses? No. Probably not. But if that's what the archetype says and a player still says, "I wanna be a mystic of the war god! Here's what I'm thinkin'..." Then, <shrug> it's for them to work it out and find they either love it or, perhaps, mixing diametrically opposed options in game, just because they are there, is not always a great idea. As the designer there's only so much you can do about that...and it'sa weight, I personally, tend to shrug off as much as possible. I create and develop the options that I think are cool...some of them go together great! Some of them /can/ work. Some of them are not at all intended to go together...but if a player wants to, who am I? In my own homebrew system, my classes follow something simil...

Thursday, 10th May, 2018

  • 11:19 AM - cbwjm quoted steeldragons in post Splitting cleric's subclass into domain and archetype
    I'm not sure on the implementation, but I love the concept! This is what could/should have been the Cleric's breakdown from the get go...and let it be [have been] the precedent setter for why/how other classes could have the same structure (as opposed to Warlocks just being this odd anomaly). You pick a domain at 1st, then an archetype("subclass": Crusader, Mystic, etc...) at 3rd. Warlocks: Pick a pact (analogous to the domain of a deity, the warlock has a pact with a patron...who that patron is is fluff) at 1st, then an archetype ("Binder, Cultist," whatever else...) at 3rd. Bards? Pick a college (valor, lore, etc...) at 1st, then an archetype (minstrel, chronicler, judiciar, etc...) at 3rd. ...maybe, even, Rangers: Pick a "lodge" (use a beast companion, study more magic, get more stealthy/speed/movement, etc...) at 1st, then an archetype (hunter, defender, slayer, etc...) at 3rd. Early days yet, I'm still working through it but thought posting the work I had done may bring in ...

Sunday, 6th May, 2018

  • 02:41 PM - Laurefindel quoted steeldragons in post Shadow Magic Arcane Tradition (updated)
    It's a decent write up. My concern is the 6th level ability might be a bit OPed. (Snip) It seems like adding "dim light" to advantage your spells is...to borrow from Elmer Fudd, "too wittle, too wate." Iwould propose, as this is the"shadow caster" not the "darkness caster" that dim light be added to the 2nd level feature.(snip) What's a Cleric's channel or Paladin's aura these days? Make it the same as that...(snip) do whatever some other mages' or classes' 10th level features do. Thanks for the advice, duly noted. Yeah, I felt I was chickening out ont the 2nd level ability, but when homebrewing i try to err on the not-too-powerful side when I have a doubt. Yet I often fail at that too... As for the 6th level ability, advantage on poison saves and resistance to poison damage typically go hand in hand, at least in stat blocks of monsters and in the dwarf racial ability.

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Monday, 23rd April, 2018

  • 11:48 PM - SkidAce quoted steeldragons in post Making ability scores more about the character concept.
    Who's stopping you from any of these options? Without reading the entire thread, this is what I was going to ask as well. If the premise is the OP wants to emphasize certain things, then cool, debate away. But the people I see gaming don't have that problem. Two of the OPs examples of what we "dont" see are in our current play group, an int fighter and a cha cleric. for what its worth...
  • 03:44 AM - MoonSong quoted steeldragons in post New class concepts
    Yes. Yes it would have. Irrational neuroses against intelligence and book-learning notwithstanding. Yes, I'm irrational, neurotic and hysteric. What makes you think I could handle a character that is all rational, stoic and centered? Or is it that you don't want me to play at all?


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