Search Results - Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News

Search:

Type: Posts; User: robus

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.17 seconds.

  1. Replies
    13
    Views
    325

    Well that’s disappointing, though I guess a DM is...

    Well that’s disappointing, though I guess a DM is under no obligation to run it by the book, but then you’d be on the hook to add all the motivation/backstory (basically NPC complexity) that’s...
  2. I still prefer my eye-friendly option! :D

    I still prefer my eye-friendly option! :D
  3. Replies
    181
    Views
    3,566

    Talking about options brings to mind how boring...

    Talking about options brings to mind how boring I, for one, find the Realms and perhaps a reason why people want more class options, to bring some variety to a tired realm ;) . Rather than mechanical...
  4. Replies
    38
    Views
    889

    And that's what makes this quite different from...

    And that's what makes this quite different from really any other game. The DM really manages the dramatic flow in order to produce the desired sense of challenges with their associated victories and...
  5. Cool, though I have a small suggestion: Ditch the...

    Cool, though I have a small suggestion: Ditch the textured background behind the text (or make it much more subtle). My old eyes would get very tired very quickly reading through the doc (this is...
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    242

    Seems like some beholders should be able to fire...

    Seems like some beholders should be able to fire laser beams from an eye stalk:

    Blast ray (Dex): 4d10 radiant damage
  7. Replies
    181
    Views
    3,566

    And, of course, there's Paizo's Bagel Emporium...

    And, of course, there's Paizo's Bagel Emporium that's opened right next door!

    Edit: Speak of the devil: http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5626-Pathfinder-s-Runelords-Are-Returning!
  8. Replies
    181
    Views
    3,566

    This is perhaps why Paizo continues to do well...

    This is perhaps why Paizo continues to do well and perhaps it is healthy for the hobby as a whole as there are more playstyle options available: those wanting a more mechanical approach to the game...
  9. Replies
    3
    Views
    158

    pukunui: In my high level reboot I kicked it off...

    pukunui: In my high level reboot I kicked it off with the quest from the Dwarven King (name escapes me at the mo :) ). I didn't bother cluttering the party up with an army (and they were 15th level...
  10. Replies
    181
    Views
    3,566

    I'll add it to the "Best of" (if it's not already...

    I'll add it to the "Best of" (if it's not already :) )
  11. Cool. I’m reworking OotA to be a high level...

    Cool. I’m reworking OotA to be a high level campaign where the PCs have to be the demonbusters and clean out the Underdark :) This is after LMoP -> ToD with SKT thrown in for good measure!
  12. Sounds like we're running similar high-level...

    Sounds like we're running similar high-level campaigns, my group is about to start their journey to take on Demogorgon. :)
  13. Replies
    47
    Views
    772

    Excuse me for being a bit thick, but what are the...

    Excuse me for being a bit thick, but what are the obvious repercussions? :)
  14. Replies
    47
    Views
    772

    Right - the DM can only say what the character...

    Right - the DM can only say what the character senses, not what they do with that sense. So a failed check simply means the character is unable to spot an obvious tell that the NPC is lying. The...
  15. Replies
    38
    Views
    889

    Right it's similar to how in a book when an...

    Right it's similar to how in a book when an author takes time to establish the setting at the beginning of a scene. Once that's finished there's little need to refer back to it. But it's highly...
  16. That describes me - I think it's the experience...

    That describes me - I think it's the experience of both running the game for that long and getting familiar with the antics of a particular group. Knowing what their typical response to a big...
  17. Replies
    38
    Views
    889

    I'm learning to take my time in setting the...

    I'm learning to take my time in setting the scene, too often I'd rush through atmospheric description (focusing just on what they see, not what they feel, hear and smell). Adding those senses (when...
  18. Replies
    33
    Views
    963

    I was wondering if there was a connection... :)

    I was wondering if there was a connection... :)
  19. Hey - it was just a joke :) Quickleaf knows I'm...

    Hey - it was just a joke :) Quickleaf knows I'm only playing.
  20. Perhaps you picked the wrong implementation of...

    Perhaps you picked the wrong implementation of Tomb of Annihilation? ;)

    101528
  21. Replies
    33
    Views
    963

    I picked up the Here's to Crime DM's Guild...

    I picked up the Here's to Crime DM's Guild offering and it's pretty slick. The flashback feature is very cleverly done. The whole thing is definitely a lot lighter on its feet than what I would have...
  22. I guess that should have been obvious :) so sorry...

    I guess that should have been obvious :) so sorry that I was part of the chorus stating the bleeding obvious! That is frustrating if they're not picking up the hints and constantly policing it is...
  23. It does seem like the penultimate chapter should...

    It does seem like the penultimate chapter should be the PCs losing the race to the treasure and the baddie kind of flaunting their failure in their faces. The final chapter then becomes the heist to...
  24. I deal with "I'll roll too" in a couple of ways:...

    I deal with "I'll roll too" in a couple of ways:

    I'll offer the original roller advantage (so they can roll again) because the other player wants to "help". If it's something the other player...
  25. Replies
    33
    Views
    963

    Meanwhile I see that this interesting item has...

    Meanwhile I see that this interesting item has been uploaded to DMs Guild:

    Here's To Crime: A Guide to Capers and Heists
  26. Replies
    4
    Views
    383

    DMs Guild related content

    I'll try and accumulate the best relevant DMs Guild products in this post:

    Guild Adept Content


    Unseen Waterdeep

    Waterdeep: City Encounters
  27. Replies
    33
    Views
    963

    Sure, but whose plan are they executing? The...

    Sure, but whose plan are they executing? The DMs??!! ;) There's a reason RPGs are different from books and movies after all! :)
  28. Replies
    21
    Views
    433

    Given the players are 13 and generally newbies, I...

    Given the players are 13 and generally newbies, I think there’s no need to over think it! :)
  29. OB1’s experience is matching mine, we’ve just...

    OB1’s experience is matching mine, we’ve just entered tier IV PCs at level 16 and bringing a challenge is tricky but doable. They’ve easily smacked down one NPC I expected to be more of a challenge,...
  30. Replies
    33
    Views
    963

    I’ve not looked at Leverage yet (and it sounds...

    I’ve not looked at Leverage yet (and it sounds cool!), but as for “plot coupons” one could interpret inspiration in this way perhaps. The players during planning or execution could accumulate...
  31. Replies
    21
    Views
    433

    Well the obvious answer is the mine connects to...

    Well the obvious answer is the mine connects to some Dwarven community (disused because the ore is tapped out - so now it's a home to nasties that have started harassing the Dwarves?) - perhaps they...
  32. Replies
    33
    Views
    963

    Running an actual heist?

    So Waterdeep: Dragon Heist apparently provides more of a race to the treasure than a heist in a traditional sense, and this made me wonder, is it possible to pull of an elaborate heist in D&D (and...
  33. Replies
    4
    Views
    383

    Added the Chapter breakdown and indexed the first...

    Added the Chapter breakdown and indexed the first post. :)
  34. Thread: New Survey

    by robus
    Replies
    121
    Views
    3,319

    Right, while we (I think) mostly consider D&D to...

    Right, while we (I think) mostly consider D&D to be a TTRPG compromising mostly books and dice, WotC (at the urging of Hasbro most likely) really considers D&D to be a brand, an offshoot of which is...
  35. Replies
    110
    Views
    7,020

    I dunno, I find his maps to be very muddy, even...

    I dunno, I find his maps to be very muddy, even the Volo's ones: https://jaredblando.com/volos-guide-to-monsters/

    What's strangest of all is that his book on how to make fantasy maps is fantastic,...
  36. And the only player decisions required are those...

    And the only player decisions required are those that evoke the character’s intelligence, just play to the characters backstory and experiences so that they constantly appear to be knowledgeable...
  37. Thread: New Survey

    by robus
    Replies
    121
    Views
    3,319

    And here I was, thinking I’d made a joke.... even...

    And here I was, thinking I’d made a joke.... even included an emoticon.... ;)
  38. The same way you play a character who is much...

    The same way you play a character who is much more attractive than you are? In other words, you actually role play in such a way as to allow your Int ability score to either automatically resolve a...
  39. Thread: New Survey

    by robus
    Replies
    121
    Views
    3,319

    I dunno Zard... isn't there another thread around...

    I dunno Zard... isn't there another thread around here about how many books you just splurged on? :P
  40. Replies
    6
    Views
    242

    Thanks, a Beholder is coming up in my Oota reboot...

    Thanks, a Beholder is coming up in my Oota reboot and this is just the thing.
  41. Replies
    5
    Views
    313

    Or don’t buy more books in one go than you can...

    Or don’t buy more books in one go than you can read! I asked before what the rush was, especially for out of print copies... :D
  42. Replies
    58
    Views
    1,822

    Hmm - how about this... You get knocked to 0...

    Hmm - how about this...

    You get knocked to 0 HP, you're grievously wounded.

    You begin your death saving throws as usual but unless someone has tended to you, you roll them at disadvantage.
    ...
  43. Replies
    110
    Views
    7,020

    Looks like Matt Mercer by #85 :)

    Looks like Matt Mercer by #85 :)
  44. Replies
    91
    Views
    2,543

    Well they do say familiarity breeds contempt. I...

    Well they do say familiarity breeds contempt. I think this is a big factor in why I want to start each campaign in a unique setting.
  45. Replies
    23
    Views
    833

    There’s always one isn’t there! :D

    There’s always one isn’t there! :D
  46. Replies
    23
    Views
    833

    Potential spoilers below but really LMoP is...

    Potential spoilers below but really LMoP is ancient history these days :)



    I have a number of issues with LMoP as a starter adventure, but probably the biggest is the wimpy ending. The Black...
  47. Any chance of a pic of the ToC if that's...

    Any chance of a pic of the ToC if that's acceptable under the terms?
  48. Replies
    23
    Views
    833

    Funnily enough the "Best of" thread...

    Funnily enough the "Best of" thread provides exactly that for this very reason :)

    Edit: Err, except for the new one.... paging @Charles Rampant ;)
  49. Replies
    45
    Views
    3,137

    has syrinscape become an official D&D soundscape...

    has syrinscape become an official D&D soundscape producer? i know they are for Pathfinder.
  50. Replies
    45
    Views
    3,137

    Jesus! Can we please lay off this irrelevant...

    Jesus! Can we please lay off this irrelevant subject matter?!
  51. Replies
    119
    Views
    3,852

    Well surely it’s both? it’s a role-playing game...

    Well surely it’s both? it’s a role-playing game for goodness sakes, so good role-playing (active or descriptive) should be rewarded IMHO.



    i think we’re kidding ourselves if we think anything...
  52. Replies
    6
    Views
    395

    what was the rush to buy them all at once?...

    what was the rush to buy them all at once? Especially the bottom three, they’re probably awaiting a reprint?
  53. Replies
    45
    Views
    3,137

    How about we get back on topic? I hear a new book...

    How about we get back on topic? I hear a new book is about to come out!?
  54. It seems like Mezro should house a significant...

    It seems like Mezro should house a significant clue that the source of the curse is in Omu (and perhaps reveal its location relative to Mezro?) Perhaps there's a cool relief map of Omu there with...
  55. Replies
    8
    Views
    358

    as for video game inspiration, not much so far,...

    as for video game inspiration, not much so far, but I would love to set some Myst style puzzles for my players (I know you’re not a fan, but my players claim to love them :)
  56. Replies
    8
    Views
    358

    First off, great idea that should be lots of fun....

    First off, great idea that should be lots of fun. For the fruit, perhaps acts as a healing potion, perhaps it repels (or gives disadvantage to) ghost attacks?

    what attacks/damage to the ghosts do?...
  57. No link for more info? I've scanned the OP for...

    No link for more info? I've scanned the OP for something clickable and came up short...
  58. Replies
    91
    Views
    2,621

    how about advantage on grappling?

    how about advantage on grappling?
  59. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    And the first ruling is when to apply the rules....

    And the first ruling is when to apply the rules. One ruling to rule them all :)
  60. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    The fact that running, for one, is not included...

    The fact that running, for one, is not included in athletics seems like a big clue that they probably meant it as suggested athletic endeavors rather than an exhaustive list. (failed my wisdom save...
  61. Replies
    91
    Views
    2,621

    Maybe I’m not understanding the issue but how...

    Maybe I’m not understanding the issue but how hard is it to a actually make a playable race? James Wyatt’s been churning them out for the planeshift pdfs and gnolls, for example, are in the monster...
  62. Replies
    4
    Views
    463

    Cool. Can't wait for the hiding and jumping...

    Cool. Can't wait for the hiding and jumping episodes! :D
  63. That's probably a good way to look at FR. It's...

    That's probably a good way to look at FR. It's WotC's Disneyworld equivalent, in that it tries to offer a variety of entertainment options but all within the same setting. And it comes with a...
  64. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    robus rolls his wisdom save..... natural 1! :( ...

    robus rolls his wisdom save..... natural 1! :(

    So I've been laboring under the misconception that the etymology of several was derived from the same root as seven. In fact it's not! It's actually...
  65. Replies
    49
    Views
    1,383

    Hmm - I think I would go with advantage if the...

    Hmm - I think I would go with advantage if the grabber is a size larger and disadvantage if there's a greater size difference than that (because relatively tiny things are hard to catch :) )
  66. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    Oofta & clearstream good points. Now I'm stepping...

    Oofta & clearstream good points. Now I'm stepping out of this thread for real! :) (i.e. no more lurking and getting sucked back in!)
  67. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    i dunno 300+ posts seems like a mountain. :) ...

    i dunno 300+ posts seems like a mountain. :)

    Are we really just arguing about action adjudication? or are we arguing about the jumping rules? Every time i think we’ve settled on the former a...
  68. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    i really don’t understand this hill you guys are...

    i really don’t understand this hill you guys are wanting to die on. The rules provide guidance on the standard jumping distance available to a character with certainty, no check required. A character...
  69. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    with certainty.

    with certainty.
  70. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    it looks like we’re still flogging away at the...

    it looks like we’re still flogging away at the poor horse. :)

    i think we’ve told you what we think is done different and 5ekyu succinctly nailed it: the jump is reckless and desperate, trading raw...
  71. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    i’m happy to leave it there. For a while it...

    i’m happy to leave it there. For a while it seemed like you were arguing that we were misinterpreting the rules rather than simply disagreeing on where to draw the uncertainty line. Probably i was...
  72. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    I think this is an ungenerous reading of pemerton...

    I think this is an ungenerous reading of pemerton and my position. What we’re saying is those distances are what can be jumped with certainty, i.e. no check required. Not that no effort is required,...
  73. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    That better be classic Taylor, not any of this...

    That better be classic Taylor, not any of this new guff....! ;)
  74. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    OK this dead horse is well and truly flogged! :D

    OK this dead horse is well and truly flogged! :D
  75. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    I'm really not understanding this hard line...

    I'm really not understanding this hard line you're drawing. The jumping rules determine what a character can do without possibility of failure. I.e. they automatically succeed, no check required....
  76. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    pemerton answers this much better than I. The...

    pemerton answers this much better than I. The jumping limits establish what can be done with certainty, no check needed. Going beyond that must be possible but not without risk. The character saying...
  77. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    To, perhaps foolishly, come to Reynard’s aid, i...

    To, perhaps foolishly, come to Reynard’s aid, i do feel like Bob’s player offered a bit more than just “i jump the gap”. The player described their character pausing at the gap, contemplating their...
  78. Replies
    107
    Views
    17,916

    Reasonably so IMHO. For a human centered world,...

    Reasonably so IMHO. For a human centered world, backgrounds are what should provide ability score boosts.
  79. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    Edit: Retracted - I was trying to respond to...

    Edit: Retracted - I was trying to respond to Oofta :)
  80. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    Well they were suspended platforms so I'm...

    Well they were suspended platforms so I'm assuming both the launch and landing platforms are wobbly hence the athletics and perhaps a hard DC to both stick the take off and landing. I'm assuming the...
  81. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    I'm not saying there needs to be rules - but a...

    I'm not saying there needs to be rules - but a simple: "Jumping between platforms is hard (DC 20)." I've not seen the module but some indication of the expected degree of difficulty navigating the...
  82. Thread: Missing Rules

    by robus
    Replies
    537
    Views
    12,136

    It seems to me that this is a failure of the...

    It seems to me that this is a failure of the adventure rather than the rules. All the adventure writer needed to do was suggest a DC for jumping between the platforms (and what happens if the PCs...
  83. Replies
    7
    Views
    282

    As a newbie DM you’re definitely giving yourself...

    As a newbie DM you’re definitely giving yourself extra work by not only having to learn the ropes of running the game but also trying to create an interesting adventure.

    You need some big...
  84. Replies
    8
    Views
    355

    Will do, though i’m not sure the data will be...

    Will do, though i’m not sure the data will be meaningful. I’m no master DM :)
  85. Replies
    8
    Views
    355

    Thanks for breaking it down!

    Thanks for breaking it down!
  86. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,670

    This thread contains a poll. You old softy! ;)

    You old softy! ;)
  87. Replies
    8
    Views
    355

    Yeah it's not that epic, but I think I'll also...

    Yeah it's not that epic, but I think I'll also make it an option for legendary action (along with pseudopod attack) - the damage is similar but ranged instead.
  88. Replies
    8
    Views
    355

    Zuggtmoy's spell attack bonus?

    So Zuggtmoy is coming up in my high level OotA campaign and something that seems missing from the official stat block is her spell attack bonus.

    It does say that her spell save DC is 22, but for...
  89. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,670

    This thread contains a poll. I can imagine that would be fun - but only once...

    I can imagine that would be fun - but only once in a while for me :)

    In my opinion, along with a shared understanding of the rules should be a shared suspension of disbelief in the world we're...
  90. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,670

    This thread contains a poll. Not sure how this can be a multiple choice...

    Not sure how this can be a multiple choice poll??!! :)
  91. Replies
    55
    Views
    1,678

    This has definitely been a struggle for me,...

    This has definitely been a struggle for me, because you want players to take the initiative (so to speak) but then retconning the initiative order after they’ve initiated the combat seems wonky.
    ...
  92. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,796

    If that’s right I would expect the front of the...

    If that’s right I would expect the front of the playtest rulebook to explore the design objectives of 2e and to summarize what the major differences are between 1e and 2e. I looked, but I didn’t find...
  93. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,796

    Huh - looks like Pathfinder does include an...

    Huh - looks like Pathfinder does include an advantage/disadvantage mechanic also!
  94. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,796

    Given the imaginary nature of the game I think...

    Given the imaginary nature of the game I think the advantage/disadvantage gives just the right amount of granularity.



    Well said. It's a sign of who these books are marketed to that the...
  95. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,796

    Well I rarely get to be a player - but it seems...

    Well I rarely get to be a player - but it seems like there could be a lot of fighting over which penalties apply. I much prefer Advantage/Disadvantage alternative in 5e.
  96. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,796

    I was with it as the bonuses added up - it was...

    I was with it as the bonuses added up - it was the long list of possible penalties that made my eyes roll back in my head! :)
  97. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,796

    Two thoughts on Pathfinder 2e playtest

    1) This seems like madness!

    On page 291 of the rulebook:



    How does anyone look at that and think fun?!

    2) This seems like genius!
  98. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,109

    You’re forgetting one of the best: Zendikar!

    You’re forgetting one of the best: Zendikar!
  99. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,109

    Here you go: http://www.aquela.com/plane-shift

    Here you go: http://www.aquela.com/plane-shift
  100. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,109

    Amazon Australia doesn’t stock it?

    Amazon Australia doesn’t stock it?
Results 1 to 100 of 1929
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4