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    Today, 04:03 AM
    OK folks! This experiment is over! Back to normal!
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    Today, 03:53 AM
    I do enjoy this hyper focus on whatís important!
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    Today, 02:17 AM
    trappedslider I've meant to say this before, but please do make at least a minimal effort to format your posts to make them legible to other people. Five words followed by a URL without even a linebreak doesn't even qualify as a sentence, and screws up on some devices. This isn't Twitter.
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    Today, 02:14 AM
    No, it sounds like it's a show about a man not in Starfleet. Man, that's an odd takeaway!
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    Today, 01:54 AM
    Wanna share your findings? Or are you just taunting us? ;)
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    Today, 01:49 AM
    You could choose your own publishing strategy, of course. If it were me, Iíd be more focused and specific. Iíd go single one-shot skirmish encounters with a range of parameters. Iíd look at some of FFGs Star Wars skirmish stuff.
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    Today, 01:32 AM
    Turning it into a ďdungeon delveĒ system is the way to go. One-session tactical modules.
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    Today, 12:47 AM
    You just described the OSR movement! Except that quite often, they do find an audience.
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    Morrus replied to [4e] OSR Clone
    Edition wars havenít been a thing for years. Language like ďh4terĒ is only used by those still trying to hang on to them. Please do not use terminology like that here again. Thanks.
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    Morrus replied to [4e] OSR Clone
    Not if you want to build an enduring standalone brand of your own. Depends on your long term plans, I guess.
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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    Short term you make more money off a D&D or PF supplement. Long term, a core rulebook is a better investment.
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    Fine. Parchment uses sheepskin. Papyrus needs papyrus plants. Whatever you are using - if you expect lots of books to be burned, those books must be printed on something! Whatever they are printed on must be made in major quantities. Again - whatever you are using, you still need a lot of it to produce enough books for book burning like what is being discussed here. Whatever those...
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    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Iím not familiar with either programme. I am sure they are both excellent.
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    If you're going to UK Games Expo in Birmingham next week, here's where you'll find the EN World & EN Publishing stand. We'll have Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD books, plus the only 30 copies of Luna-1 in existence (first come first served!) -- come by and talk to us about EN World, 2000 AD, WOIN, D&D, our podcast, or anything else!
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    Only if your world also has the printing press, or magical equivalent, such that books are mass-produced*. Go try to write out an entire book longhand, legibly - at a quality that someone would actually want to buy. It is very time-intensive, and requires significant skill. If that's the way books are made, they remain expensive and rare, and mass burning an unlikely occurrence. ...
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Dogs in the Vineyard. I found the drawn out and extremely metagame conflict resolution squashed any and all dramatic tension from play.
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    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    Beware short definitions. They tend to miss meeting. There is a connotation to "status quo" beyond that - the status quo is the existing state of affairs and that has been the state for some significant time. The status quo is the current state that is relatively stable or static, and has not been changing much. You do not refer to the status quo of a highly dynamic situation in which the...
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    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    Archtypically, for a game like D&D, we buy (or write) a setting book, and then we have to assemble (or purchase) an adventure which takes particular elements of the setting, and places them in a current situation the PCs have to deal with. When we say "the setting is the situation" is to say we haven't bothered writing a whole darned book of setting, and then plucked elements out of it to make...
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    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    A devil's den probably has the devil's home theater, the devil's sofa and mini-fridge, and the devil's ottoman.
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    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    No, I didnít forget. I wrote exactly what I meant to write. :)
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    Yesterday, 05:01 AM
    There's any number of works of sci-fi that include longer-life. However, it may not be the best source of plot points. "We all live longer now," isn't much of a story-driver in and of itself. And, in terms of visual media, it doesn't generate that much that is interesting to *see* on the screen. You get more mileage out of things that imply conflicts - like "the rich live long and better...
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    Yesterday, 12:04 AM
    Matthew Mercer (DM of Critical Role) and Stephen Colbert (host of The Colbert Report) played a game of D&D for Red Nose Day (the longstanding Comic Relief telethon event). It's just the two of them, one-on-one, in a 45-minute adventure! Red Nose Day is a longstanding British institution which traditionally takes place in March, founded in 1985, and raises funds for children in...
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 11:33 PM
    I thought the trailer looked great right up until the silly plane bit at the end. Did I see two Jumbo Jets crashing in slow motion with somebody sanding on top of one of them? Urgh.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 11:31 PM
    You mean post-T1. T1 introduced the T800. T2 introduce the T1000.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 09:21 PM
    The goals of play can be found with the following question - why are the *players* bothering to play. The mechanics are there to help the players attain the goals of play. For some, really interesting tactical wargaming may be a goal for play. For another, it may be emotional social roleplaying, and so on. Everyone has their reasons to sit at the table. XP, in and of themselves, are...
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 09:11 PM
    Well, if you don't do anything towards the goals, or even take on challenging issues, you don't get XP. Burning down a house is something anyone can do, and takes no special effort - oil, toches, whoomph! Done. Why should they get a reward for that? You aren't *entitled* to XP - calling this punitive is kind of like saying that, if you don't work, your employer is being "punitive" for not...
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 08:41 PM
    Broadly - have it result in action in which the PCs are at a clear disadvantage, but no so much of a disadvantage that they automatically lose.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 07:42 PM
    We think this is fixed now (thanks to darjr). Please let us know if it happens again.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 06:54 PM
    Gritty Starfinder-compatible horror sci-fi setting Grimmerspace, which features writing by Sean "Sam Gangee" Astin, has launched on Kickstarter. It's a setting where advanced scientific civilisations encounter magic for the first time, and it doesn't go well. If you enjoyed The Styes, an adventure in WotC's latest adventure book for D&D, Ghosts of Saltmarsh, you'll be interested to...
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 04:45 PM
    If you wanna spend a week digging through the ashes, sure. Real interesting play opportunity, there... For the same reason you don't give a 15th level character XP for killing a goblin - if it is too easy, or there is no risk to the character, they don't earn XP. Also, for reason that burning down the house doesn't actually guarantee anyone is defeated. In the classic module,...
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 03:28 PM
    If it is structured like the original U series, if you burn the house, you may deal with the immediate thing, but you probably miss on the actual issue going forward.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 03:26 PM
    Hm. The board games I play most frequently these days... Sentinels of the Multiverse Betrayal at the House on the Hill Betrayal Legacy (the Legacy game version of the above) Gloomhaven
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 01:42 PM
    I havenít done a podcast interview.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 10:13 AM
    Funny you should ask! http://www.enworld.org/atouchmoreclass/
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 06:11 AM
    Yeah, the reason WotC gave up the magazine publishing in the first place was a desire to divest it completely, so they sold all that to Paizo along with the licensing contract. As to why Paizo didnít continue a magazine, it was already not a great money-maker for them to produce in that format (paper costs, subscription prices, etc.) they already had the vending web site by the time the license...
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 05:58 AM
    No, I think the monsters by and large did not play well with one another, but one of them (wonít spoil it) was trying to get them to work together. By and large, it was pretty much a monster apartment building where you could go from door to door with impunity, as originally written.
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    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, 12:07 AM
    acpitz 1 Please review The Forum Rules. Please pay specific attention to the section on inclusivity. EN World is an open and inclusive community - we support all gamers, regardless of their race, religion, sexuality or gender. If you aren't open to that, EN World is not the place for you. Continued posting against the LGBTQ community will not be tolerated. Period. If you feel a need...
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 11:32 PM
    There are four. Saltmarsh Acquisitions Inc Eberron Avernus
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 09:38 PM
    I was watching early GoT and a lot of the Winterfell stuff really reminded me of Robin of Sherwood.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 08:58 PM
    Am I right in saying that you have to buy something on Amazon to rate it? And the street date was yesterday? Iím betting these people havenít even read it yet!
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 04:58 PM
    Nope. Perhaps in other places on the internet, that'd be a reasonable assumption, but not so much here. That's not how our moderation staff, or I, or the board software works. We rarely edit posts - generally only to add a note or to cut out a bit that is in flagrant violation of The Rules. If something you've written gets official moderation attention, you will generally leave a post in...
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 11:08 AM
    I always love the idea of 3D terrain, but transporting it and setting it up always puts me off the idea. It looks lovely, and Iím sure it really adds to the game, but the logistics of it!
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 11:03 AM
    Huh. Now that IS odd. What on Earth could cause that all of a sudden? The software hasnít changed recently. Iím away until tomorrow night, but we might have to disable the post report button if itís suddenly doing that. The software technically shouldnít even *allow* a blank post, or one with less than (I think 3?) characters.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 11:01 AM
    What is this about, acpitz 1? You appear to be a new member who has decided to start insulting us. Something up?
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 10:49 AM
    That's not how I would interpret 5-stars.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 10:39 AM
    Definitely no Arya sequel: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/tv/hbo/game_of_thrones/game-of-thrones-wont-be-getting-a-sequel-series-maisie-williams-comments-on-aryas-fate-spoilers-a168497
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 10:38 AM
    Presumably west of Westeros is Americos? Westeros is - kinda - Great Britain (GRRM has even said the Wall is Hadrian's Wall, and he came up with it while visiting there). Essos is kinda continental Europe and Asia. Sothoryos we don't know much about, but I'd guess it has things in common with the African continent. So that leaves the ocean to the West, over which are GRRM's version of the...
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 10:32 AM
    Well, presumably 1 star and 5 stars are equal extremes, unless you don't agree with them. It's a binary world these days - things are either the best thing ever or the worst thing ever.
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    Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, 03:40 AM
    So, in a meta sense, he married his best friends ex-wife. What's just weird.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 11:56 PM
    Hmm. Question: why does Renly think he has a claim? Stannis does (in fact heís the rightful heir), and Joffrey does via deception, but where does Renleyía claim come from? (I say all this knowing that it doesnít matter because at the end is a dragon).
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 10:45 PM
    Iím not sure how both you and capnZapp are continuing to reply to me, but I have had you both blocked for a while. I would like to clarify that circumventing the privacy features on this forum, whether itís me or anybody else, will get you permanently banned. We take the privacy controls seriously.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 09:19 PM
    The PCs aren't special. Okay, fine. Having an 18 strength, even for a man, seems pretty special... If heroism comes from *actions*, that doesn't really inform what stats should be allowed in game. Maybe there's loads of people out there with good stats, but they don't take action that uses them in heroic manners...
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 06:07 PM
    Just finished s1. At the end of the first season Dany burns her captured midwife slave alive for failing her. ďYou will . But I donít want your screams. I only want your life.Ē She was full of vengeance from the start.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 05:46 PM
    More specifically, when you are talking about a large fanbase, they aren't one, "the fanbase". They are a loose aggregation of different subgroups, who get different things out of the works. Each one will allow for different subversions of expectations, and often there isn't much overlap - a subversion that works for one subgroup becomes the hill another will die on. It becomes a game of,...
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 05:37 PM
    Folks, You are making it personal. Please stop. Thanks.
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 05:06 PM
    Iíll move this to the promotions forum for you. Good luck with the Kickstarter!
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 03:50 PM
    Here's a closer look at the upcoming D&D Essentials Kit. D&D Essentials Kit (September 3rd; June 24th in the US) Boxed Set Everything you need to create characters and play the new adventures in this introduction to the worldís greatest roleplaying game. Dungeons & Dragons is a cooperative storytelling game that harnesses your imagination and invites you to explore a fantastic world...
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 03:33 PM
    Oh, he was there, then?
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 05:19 AM
    I voted 2E, but I like several for different reasons: - I said 2E because I ran two of my longest-running campaigns on it; itís flexibility was such that I could pull in a lot of 1E material without throwing it out of whack, and I home-brewed that system the most by far. It was also the system under which some of the most awesome campaign settings ever were created. - I love Basic D&D...
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    Tuesday, 21st May, 2019, 12:58 AM
    No zombies, please! Donít mind a deep history series, but the zombies were always the part of GoT I was least interested in. Walking Dead is tedious enough! Arya in her own on a brand new continent could be fun, though thatís a totally new show basically, with just the one character to link it to the rest.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 10:14 PM
    Humans help define and reinforce their moral and ethical positions via their stories. The idea that stories are not reality, and therefore should have no influence on the real world, ignores much of the purpose of human storytelling - and flies in the face of how good stories have significant emotional impact on people. "Grown-ups," are the people on the planet who do the most senseless...
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 09:18 PM
    Television does not always give you the luxury of knowing how you are going to be allowed to end your story. My understanding is that the decision to have the 7th and 8th season be brief was a business decision made after that (and other issues we could point to) were already in motion. When they cut your episode count, you have to cut material. Such is the nature of television at the moment....
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 05:42 PM
    Morrus replied to What the Hell?
    Is it set in the 70s or in the future?
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 03:13 PM
    You seem to forget one of GRRM's stated purposes in writing the series - to teach genre fans lessons about how things don't work out the way they want them, to specifically defy your narrative expectations.
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    Monday, 20th May, 2019, 03:10 PM
    It wasn't original. They were writing to GRRM's outline. Each episode costs something like $10 million to produce. To get it remade, you don't need a petition with 1 million signatures. You need $100 million.
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  • 10:06 PM - ccooke mentioned Kid Charlemagne in post Legendary Item Creation
    The rules in the DMG leave open lots of space for good storytelling, I think. There's the spontaneous creation of legendary weapons as Kid Charlemagne said. There are also special ingredients, tools or workshops. The characters might seek out a demigod-smith (Think Hephaestus) to help them construct something, or find an ancient forge blessed (or constructed) to multiply the efforts of those who work in it. Setting a very high - but attainable, especially with Dwarven or Elven lifespan - baseline time cost for powerful magic items not only preserves the uniqueness of magic items, it also provides a huge amount of story room for how you can overcome the base expectation.

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Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

  • 10:25 PM - Celebrim quoted Kid Charlemagne in post Fey Society - Seelie and Unseelie
    I don't know if anyone follows the Girl Genius web-comic, but one thing I'm taking from that is the idea that a long-lived creature may "offload" or abandon memories after a certain point; in the comic the Queen of England has a mystical oracle that can be consulted which is basically a backup of her memories that she didn't feel like keeping in her head any more. That idea helps me with why the really long-lived Fey can't answer questions about things that happened thousands of years before... I'm not familiar with Girl Genius, but I've encountered the concept in many other contexts. I confess a lot of my internal ideas of how fey think is set by the portrayal of Tinkerbell in Barrie's 'Peter Pan' (and for that matter of Pan himself). For instance he has one comment about Tinkerbell to the effect of her mind is too small to contain more than one thought at a time which I find very evocative, and both Tinkerbell and Pan are noted for their ability to completely and utterly forget. So I think i...
  • 09:17 PM - Tony Vargas quoted Kid Charlemagne in post Fey Society - Seelie and Unseelie
    Any have any good ideas they used in the past, or thoughts on my ideas? I don't know how good these ideas are, but: Back in the day, I reasoned, in my sophomoric teenage way, that if D&D elves lived like 1000 years (100+ times longer than humans, but are otherwise quite human-like), then they must gestate for like 100x as long, too, which works out to over 7 years. And 7's a nice mystical number. Actually, I went through elven society/biology with an odd rule of thumb: everything about elves makes being an elf a little nicer for the individual, while ultimately dooming them to slow extinction as a species. I felt so clever, at the time. Ö at some point, I may have grown up a little Ö More recently I was mulling over the implications of the 4e version of Fey & the Feywild. PC fey, like Eladrin matured about like humans (clearly for game convenience), lived a good deal longer, and weren't remotely immortal. Yet, they had a rep as ageless, even immortal beings. The Feywild had an odd me...

Thursday, 20th October, 2016

  • 06:58 PM - the Jester quoted Kid Charlemagne in post Little rules changes that still trip you up
    I even gave the PC's a magic item that grants Inspiration. It's a mirror with the words "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh-darn it people like me" written on it in 4 languages (elvish, dwarvish, orcish, and common). Read the inscription and you get Inspired (1 use per day)! Awesome! I have a ton of magic items that interact with the inspiration rules (and the bardic inspiration rules). For instance: Flute of Perfect Inspiration Wondrous item, very rare (requires attunement by a proficient creature) If a creature that you can see within 30' other than yourself spends a bardic inspiration die while you hold this flute, you can use your reaction to play a tune to inspire it yet further. The creature rolls two inspiration dice and takes the better one. In addition, if a creature that you can see within 30' other than yourself rolls with advantage because it uses its inspiration, you can use your reaction to play a tune to inspire it yet further. The creature rolls 3d20s instead...

Thursday, 21st April, 2016

  • 05:13 PM - Istbor quoted Kid Charlemagne in post D&D 5E Ideas with running a Faire/Carnival scenario?
    I did a fairly successful Festival setup in my last campaign. It was 12 days, each dedicated to a different god in the major pantheon. I think an important thing to do is to have the events of the competition form the backdrop for campaign related stuff, as well as providing some grist for competition and dice rolling. It's a great way to included some dice-rolling into what otherwise could be a very talky-RP session to break things up. In very sketched terms, my festival had: Day 1 - Feast of Masks: Masked ball to kick off festivities Day 2 - Feast of Swords: Martial competitions. Great opportunity for the party fighter types to compete against each other! Day 3 - Feast of the Moon: Everyone stays up all night drinking! Day 4 - Feast of the Hunt: Think "running of the bulls", maybe minor magical monsters get released into the wild for people to hunt down. Day 5 - Feast of Secrets: people are expected to reveal secrets, or to create new ones - possibly by doing things that are out of character for t...

Thursday, 24th March, 2016


Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016

  • 04:18 AM - Ancalagon quoted Kid Charlemagne in post "reasonable" gold rewards for PC calculated on village/city size
    I like this kind of thread and figuring out this sort of thing - even if its nothing that the PC's will ever see or care about, it gives the DM some logic to his actions and informs the campaign. I think your numbers come out pretty close to what I've used in the past. Why thank you There are two things that I'd add - one is that there is bound to be some corruption in the tax collection process (egads! Corruption?) so you could knock the overall amount collected down by whatever amount you decide that should be (heck, it could explain why 22 gp/person is collected, but only 20 gp/person available to spend...). I think 2 gp per person representing corruption but perhaps also the black market economy is fairly reasonable. So a city of 10 000 people has a budget of about 200 000 gp/year to play with, and the local thieve's guild has about 20 000 gp income in protection money, cuts from fencing deal, burglaries and smuggling etc... this gives the thieve's guild a fair amount of clout. ...

Thursday, 4th December, 2014

  • 08:38 PM - Boarstorm quoted Kid Charlemagne in post The Sun Blade is a Lightsaber?
    The sunblade was always a bastard sword that handled like a short sword, with the ability shed daylight and do extra damage to undead (it debuted in the original Ravenloft adventure, remember, and was very much a vampire killer). Picking nits... That would be the sunsword. Is there a difference between the sunsword and the sun blade?

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014

  • 11:14 PM - Mirtek quoted Kid Charlemagne in post How do royalty die in D&D?
    Also, keep basic politics in mind Indeed. The last FR novel laid down the rules for ressurecting royalty in the kingdom of Cormyr: If someone in line for the throne is resurrected, they immediately move to the bottom of the line of inheritance Resurrecting a reigning monarch is punishable by death for the party responsible for the resurrection, the resurrected monarch is (magically) castrated and banished from the kingdom

Monday, 10th November, 2014


Thursday, 16th October, 2014

  • 08:03 PM - X_Mythic quoted Kid Charlemagne in post Player characters as heirs and eventually rulers
    I really like the idea of mapping city stats to PC stats; the familiarity would really help players understand things... You could easily take this further - as 77IM brings up proficiency bonuses for size, you could take it a step further and assign a level based on size. His "expert areas" could be feats and handed out in the same manner as they are for PC's - choose to increase your stats, or buy feats that allow your city to have more specialization. I agree, Players are going to get this and enjoy it because it is familiar to them. It's not going to be something they have to relearn, they are just going to have to apply what they already know to something new! It's incredible! I was thinking of coming up with a feat system for the cities/nations, ill add it here later if i actually get the time to make it, and i spend that time making it. So this is off topic so i'm putting it in a spoiler. i finished making my first adventure and was wondering what you guys thought of the encounters, i really...

Tuesday, 23rd September, 2014

  • 10:38 PM - Remathilis quoted Kid Charlemagne in post Magic Item Costs in 5E
    The Duke's use for a magic sword might be to hand it out as an incentive to the next band of adventurers that he wants to do him a favor, so that they can go fight the ogre or dragon or whatever so that the Duke can stay home with his well-stocked wine cellar. My position is that I like rare magic, with items being hard to come by and ideally uniquely created, but I do think it is inevitable some market will emerge to buy and sell them. It may be a very haphazard and limited market, but it only makes sense that it will exist in some form. There are two simultaneous arguments going on (three, if you split one up into smaller parts) 1.) That Prices for Magic Items should be given 2.) That PCs can buy those items at the listed price. 3.) That Anyone can buy them at all. # 3 is hyperbole; I think there naturally would be a market for these items, often traded for favors, gold, or services. I don't even think the PHB means "items are never traded for other things" as much as it means "don't think you...

Thursday, 4th September, 2014

  • 09:00 PM - Astrosicebear quoted Kid Charlemagne in post Uses for Minor Alchemy
    The problem with creating gold coins out of silver I believe the ability states "transmute one common material into another". Gold/silver would be the very definition of "rare" materials. I would say copper would be common, however.

Saturday, 5th October, 2013

  • 05:11 AM - The_Silversword quoted Kid Charlemagne in post So, that GTA V, huh?
    Open up your phone in Online, go to Playlists, or Quick Jobs. Those are often races or Deathmatches. Some Deathmatch modes are listed under Missions, too. I've been playing quite a bit, though I haven't been able to get any good partners in crime to do some of the more difficult missions. There's so much potential for solving the problems of some of the jobs in varying tactical ways, I'm enjoying it a lot. Ahhhh ok, It seems set up alot differently than past games, All I was seeing was heists and stuff, glad deathmatches are still in there, Im gonna have to go check it out now.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2013

  • 07:41 PM - Felon quoted Kid Charlemagne in post So, that GTA V, huh?
    Morrus - Computervidoegames.com has video walkthroughs of lots of the missions. I'd look at one for the first heist to see whats going on. It also occurred to me that it may be necessary to switch to Franklin and complete some of his missions before the heist will unlock.

Friday, 20th September, 2013

  • 08:57 PM - Morrus quoted Kid Charlemagne in post So, that GTA V, huh?
    The marker for Lester will show up for the planning session, but for the heist the markers will read "H". Once you do all of those, I think the heist just starts. Nope, no " H"s. No "L"s. No anything.

Thursday, 19th September, 2013

  • 07:54 PM - Morrus quoted Kid Charlemagne in post So, that GTA V, huh?
    Which style did you pick? Smart or Loud? I picked Smart, and then I had to do a couple of minor prep missions (the below isn't a spoiler if you've gotten through the briefing and picked the Smart style): Loud. But I can't find *any* missions. Not the heist, not any prep missions. The briefing did mention I had to get some guns from an armoured van - is that all it is? I have to search the city for an armoured van and steal guns from it? Or am I supposed to trigger that in some way?
  • 07:39 PM - Morrus quoted Kid Charlemagne in post So, that GTA V, huh?
    I'm loving it. I've played about 12 hours so far, and gotten to just after the first heist. So how did you trigger the heist? I've chosen a crew and a style. Now I've been just driving around town doing nothing for three (in-game) days. I'm clearly missing something!

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