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  1. This thread contains a poll. By default, yes. I think what isn't in a setting...

    By default, yes. I think what isn't in a setting is just as important as what is. And just like people say to those who want to adjust settings for themselves, people can add back in their own things...
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    Remembered another, Sorcerers can use Con for...

    Remembered another, Sorcerers can use Con for their casting stat, a permanent choice made at 1st level.
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    I already allow this, but no one has taken it...

    I already allow this, but no one has taken it yet. My players prefer more average people.
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    Champion Change: Champion gains Weapon Expertise...

    Champion Change: Champion gains Weapon Expertise with two weapons at 3rd level, and 1 more at each archetype level. Just like normal expertise, this mean the Champion gets double prof. for chosen...
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    I have not been involved with the rest of the...

    I have not been involved with the rest of the thread, but my favorite idea of this battle is a rolled Array. One person, most likely the DM but it can be someone else if the DM has rotten luck with...
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    If you are to the point where you are calling...

    If you are to the point where you are calling your debate partners position "propaganda", I think you are past the point of reasonable discussion.
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    Really? I read the rule as simply saying not to...

    Really? I read the rule as simply saying not to discard any such posts as "ideology" or "propaganda". Nothing says you can't have a reasonable discussion about different opinions.
  8. Not sure when I am actually starting to teach...

    Not sure when I am actually starting to teach them, as some of them are having technical difficulties right now. Next year is a real possibility, though I hope it is more like late september/early...
  9. Pros and cons of a sandbox game, and what to do about them?

    I plan to shamelessly take advantage of this community's wisdom and knowledge, so I have some basic questions with complicated answers. I will be running a game for new players, and after some time...
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    Nah, I don't see any problems with your rolls....

    Nah, I don't see any problems with your rolls. Very consistent and across the board, if you were rolling a d4 for initiative.
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    Not much to add, you managed to hit all the...

    Not much to add, you managed to hit all the important bits.
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    No, I was not. Looks fairly similar to my idea,...

    No, I was not. Looks fairly similar to my idea, though a bit more malevolent. Since I last posted in my thread on it, I have decided for sure that it will be a Security system/test for a secret...
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    I actually like this a lot. I might steal this...

    I actually like this a lot. I might steal this for my world.
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    Well, there are all the times you have said that...

    Well, there are all the times you have said that a DM not enforcing the 6-8 encounters at least 50% of the time is "Failing as a DM". Sounds a lot like shutting down other playstyles to me.
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    1- I was thinking that it might be limited to...

    1- I was thinking that it might be limited to being unable to change the current floor, but can change a bit of it's layout over a long rest. It requires a longer time to fully change its layout.
    ...
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    Another one to look at, I have heard that...

    Another one to look at, I have heard that Adventures in Middle Earth has a non-magical Bard. I have seriously considered picking the book up just for the player options I have heard are in it.
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    This thread contains a poll. Rests are popping up quite a lot lately on here....

    Rests are popping up quite a lot lately on here. In my own threads on the matter, I am changing long rest classes to get a good number of abilities back on a short rest, but still have some to...
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    +1 to this, I certainly want my players to feel...

    +1 to this, I certainly want my players to feel more like they are living in my world than they are playing a game. I can see ambushing them every now and then, if they choose to bed down for the...
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    Not sure what they would be able to do to stop...

    Not sure what they would be able to do to stop it, unless they spent all hours within the dungeon under a Greater Invisibility spell. but then it would probably just figure something magical is...
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    By "Meta-game" I mean a few key things that are...

    By "Meta-game" I mean a few key things that are usually considered metagaming. Planning ahead based on the players powers, attacking specific characters first, without any obvious sign of who they...
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    Does not exist in 5E yet, but I hear conversions...

    Does not exist in 5E yet, but I hear conversions are pretty easy in most cases. I don't own whatever book it might be, but someone else might be able to help out on that.
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    Building a dungeon that Meta-games

    Warning: I know of at least one user on here who's head might explode if you read this. It is about Meta-gaming, so consider yourself warned.

    I had an idea a couple days ago, and decided to post...
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    Sunblade specifies that it acts as a longsword,...

    Sunblade specifies that it acts as a longsword, but has the Finesse property while the blade is active. It is a special case.
  24. Oooh, nasty! I would hate to be in a debt when I...

    Oooh, nasty! I would hate to be in a debt when I didn't know what the payment would be. What kind of power was your player asking for that he needed so desperately?
  25. As others have said, it is all up to the story...

    As others have said, it is all up to the story you want to tell. Sometimes the deal is a deal, the Warlock has the power they bargained for, and the Patron has whatever they got out of the pact.
    ...
  26. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    I had one player who made an Orc Lady-Knight....

    I had one player who made an Orc Lady-Knight. Swashbuckler+Champion, expertise in performance and a code of honor like the Knights of old stories (Since that is what made her decide to be a knight)....
  27. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    Nice. Pretty much all of the Martial classes work...

    Nice. Pretty much all of the Martial classes work well for a Pit fighter background, depending on the kind of pit fighter you are making. The guy who eats damage like cake, or the guy who throws sand...
  28. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    Starting at 1st level, I wouldn't change a whole...

    Starting at 1st level, I wouldn't change a whole lot. I might play a little carefully, since base Rogue doesn't handle melee as well as Swashbuckler. Other than that, it would pretty much go how I...
  29. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    My Warlock Swashbuckler was started at 6th level,...

    My Warlock Swashbuckler was started at 6th level, so I didn't have to worry about building it much. I recommend Booming blade, as it is amazing for Bladelocks, if you land the hits. I wouldn't risk...
  30. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    Cocky in battle sounds like a life of fighting....

    Cocky in battle sounds like a life of fighting. Maybe she did a lot of Melee work (The old medieval Melee, meaning a bunch of people thrown into a ring and fighting in a massive free-for-all)....
  31. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    Well, nothing wrong wit having a skill that lets...

    Well, nothing wrong wit having a skill that lets you bail as a backup.

    Now that you have me thinking about it, I actually think Swashbuckler can work pretty well with a ranged character, with the...
  32. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    Sounds like he didn't know what he wanted at 3rd...

    Sounds like he didn't know what he wanted at 3rd level and made the wrong choice. He might appreciate getting to choose a different subclass, if you allow that sort of thing. Only subclass though, I...
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    1) Yes, it can be two-handed 2) No, because...

    1) Yes, it can be two-handed

    2) No, because the bonus damage is part of the spell, not caused by your swinging power.

    3) correct, the Sunblade is undeniably Magic. I would also rule that...
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    Sounds good to me. If it seems a bit broken that...

    Sounds good to me. If it seems a bit broken that way, make it a full action, that way he can still adapt to the battle, but has to make more of a decision on if he should switch to a better weapon,...
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    I would agree, so long as you were to limit the...

    I would agree, so long as you were to limit the recommendation to D&D players above a certain age. Rat Queens isn't exactly Percy Jackson...
  36. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    It doesn't require that the last attack of your...

    It doesn't require that the last attack of your turn be a melee attack, just that you made a melee attack against that creature.

    Melee attack enemy (Qualify for fancy footwork)
    Walk away
    Fire...
  37. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    The rogue can attack with a bonus action, that is...

    The rogue can attack with a bonus action, that is kind of the point of dual wielding. 2 attacks (1d8+dex + 1d8) will be usually turn out with more damage than 1d8+dex+1.
  38. Thread: Swashbuckler

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    The AC boost might be nice, depending on the kind...

    The AC boost might be nice, depending on the kind of Swashbuckler you plan on playing. I am playing a Swashbuckler 3/Bladelock 3 in a featless game, and have not found the lack of heavier weapons to...
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    I would make it both. You throw an enemy 15 feet,...

    I would make it both. You throw an enemy 15 feet, and they land prone. This would allow the Barb to knock an enemy out of movement range, and pull back just a tiny bit, forcing the enemy to waste a...
  40. Thread: Illithid PC

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    My theory is that he is trying to see if it is...

    My theory is that he is trying to see if it is actually possible to get banned from the forums. No other logical reason for behavior like that.
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    Alright, I think this is worked out well enough...

    Alright, I think this is worked out well enough to playtest, here is the breakdown. Altogether, I like how it feels.

    General Changes
    All Patron abilities are changed into Invocations, which can...
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    That is one way to do it, and essentially what I...

    That is one way to do it, and essentially what I am working on right now for the player I mentioned in the OP. A sentient weapon could be an interesting thing, with a little meter of...
  43. Another thought I just considered. The idea of...

    Another thought I just considered. The idea of someone dual wielding rapiers looks pretty silly in my mind, so you might try to find something other than making the Dual-wieldable. Maybe some sort of...
  44. This reminds me of my chaotic system I was trying...

    This reminds me of my chaotic system I was trying to work out something like a year ago. Everyone rolls initiative at the start of combat, as normal, but whatever order they go in the initiative...
  45. I am finding that it is really hard to push...

    I am finding that it is really hard to push outside of 5Es balance area. The more I throw at it, the more I find that it is still pretty easy to make functional, as long as I stick to a few base...
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    My players have not gotten far enough along to...

    My players have not gotten far enough along to actually name any of their teams. However, I do have an NPC adventuring party in my world named The Miniatures ("We deal with things bigger than us...
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    Another thought, what about creatures that...

    Another thought, what about creatures that willingly submit themselves to a contract to be chained? Is it enough of a bonus that I simply remove the requirement to roll against them (while keeping...
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    I like mint, but have not tried pine. I imagine...

    I like mint, but have not tried pine. I imagine it is something of a bitter taste?
  49. You might like the Homebrew Warlock I am working...

    You might like the Homebrew Warlock I am working on. Tome-lock opens all of this up.

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?550121-Warlock-Homebrew-changes
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    All of that is true, and as I mentioned I would...

    All of that is true, and as I mentioned I would be fine with moving it back to where it was if I could think of something else that fits.



    I didn't quite cut them out, they are just moved to...
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    My homebrew druid is going to be split....

    My homebrew druid is going to be split. Shapeshifting will only be for Moon Druid, while Land druids get more spell stuff to compensate.

    Not sure what kind of stuff, maybe some sort of system...
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    Wow, good stuff. I feel like the main benefit of...

    Wow, good stuff. I feel like the main benefit of this is to help customize the PC for the player. If the player has a single niggling mechanic that just won't fit into the class, it can be relegated...
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    Paladins have Nova, Barbarians have durability....

    Paladins have Nova, Barbarians have durability. In my games, (Champion) Fighter is going to be the reliable one, with a very simple expertise to two chosen weapon types (later a 3rd and 4th). Also,...
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    The "Magic" is just to explain the scaling...

    The "Magic" is just to explain the scaling aspect. They do not bypass resistances, unless that is a key part of the item. The example I gave wasn't even technically magical, just a couple of really...
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    Items that scale with level, discussion

    I like the idea of giving my players unique magical items, which work only for a single character, which increase in power as they get stronger. For example, I will be playing in a Party of 2 game...
  56. Exposure. Critical Roll blew up because it was...

    Exposure. Critical Roll blew up because it was connected to Geek and Sundry, and had a full cast of well known voice actors. This has neither of those bonuses, so it has a disadvantage trying to...
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    At 11th level they get Mystic Arcanum (6th), so...

    At 11th level they get Mystic Arcanum (6th), so they still get the power jump. Also, Bladesinger gets the same bonus, +Intelligence to damage While bladesinging, so it doesn't seem too horrible. That...
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    I just realized, this gives me a good chance to...

    I just realized, this gives me a good chance to change the Capstone ability as well. Eldritch master is pretty boring, so I would like to make it a more flavorful and interesting ability. Any...
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    The mechanics aren't bad, but this pushes a lot...

    The mechanics aren't bad, but this pushes a lot of the "Warlocks can't be Good" thinking that I dislike.

    I am fine with EB as a basic cantrip, the problem only comes along when other classes dip...
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    maybe so, but some of the stuff MM said in that...

    maybe so, but some of the stuff MM said in that thread was also pretty stupid, IMO. Like blending Pact and Pact boons, or eliminating Bonus actions.
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    I think being able to summon armor might be a bit...

    I think being able to summon armor might be a bit much. I might add it, and a Shield one, as invocations, but think getting free medium armor 24/7 is a little too much.





    Yes, It is meant to...
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    EB is going to be an Invocation, and all of the...

    EB is going to be an Invocation, and all of the Invocations that make it stronger will be removed. If it seems a bit weak, I might add +cha to cantrips to the Tomelock.

    EDIT: I just realized that...
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    Warlock Homebrew changes

    More homebrew stuff, I am on a roll.

    Next goal, change the Warlock. Patrons will be secondary, while Pacts will be the primary subclass. I have a few ideas for this. You will still gain your...
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    And my point is that the OP is flat out wrong....

    And my point is that the OP is flat out wrong. The Wizard is capable of summoning creatures to help them fight at 7th level, at the earliest.

    As for the rest of your post, what about Evocation...
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    Alright, I ported Archers Lore, Conjure Arrows,...

    Alright, I ported Archers Lore, Conjure Arrows, and Deadly Arrow over to the ranger easily enough. Deadly Arrow simply adds 2 dice of damage to whatever Arcane Shot you are firing.

    3rd level...
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    Intelligence Modifier. 13 int has a modifier of...

    Intelligence Modifier. 13 int has a modifier of +1, combined with your Wizard level that gives you up to 2 spells.

    EDITED: I fixed a thing.

    EDIT 2: My mind is all screwed up, and I completely...
  67. Hey, good stuff on the Aranea. It looks like this...

    Hey, good stuff on the Aranea. It looks like this is coming along nicely, and thanks for continuing to update despite a lack of replies. I am still interested in the world, but just have too much...
  68. That still leaves the question though. What makes...

    That still leaves the question though. What makes you think that the Chain Pact was not intended to have access to Eldritch Blast? I think they would have made it a Tome-specific feature, or...
  69. I agree that the Warlock is not the Wizard, that...

    I agree that the Warlock is not the Wizard, that is one of the best things about it. The different restrictions makes them noticeably different classes, otherwise the Warlock would look just like the...
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    The main thing I liked in my short experience...

    The main thing I liked in my short experience with 4E is that short rests recharged enough that you could go into every fight as a serious fight, but not so much that you never needed a long rest. I...
  71. Yes, you pick a spell when you gain the Arcanum,...

    Yes, you pick a spell when you gain the Arcanum, and stick with that. Personally, I would allow it to be changed like any other Warlock spell.
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    I want to let you all know I did actually read...

    I want to let you all know I did actually read and consider your suggestions, but was also working on stuff on my own.

    For those I have not responded to, in regards to flipping the slots to short...
  73. Awesome. A twitch playtest could be interesting,...

    Awesome. A twitch playtest could be interesting, and could certainly hit a large number of people. More importantly, if it gets onto something like the Front Page, it could even pull new people into...
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    Familiar can cast your spells that have a range...

    Familiar can cast your spells that have a range of "Touch", allowing you to play support. It can also be used for scouting. Both of those leave your familiar very open to being killed, since most...
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    They get Familiars through Find Familiar, Conjure...

    They get Familiars through Find Familiar, Conjure Minor Elementals at 7th level, Conjure elemental at 9th level, and Create Undead at 10th level. Sounds like a good number of monsters to me.
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    Multiclassing into Barbarian, Cleric, Druid,...

    Multiclassing into Barbarian, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Paladin, or Ranger will give Shield Proficiency (PHB 164). Also the Moderately Armored feat (PHB 168) gives Medium armor and Shields.
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    Devolved*

    Devolved*
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    Warlock, Monk, and Rogue IMO. The only issue I...

    Warlock, Monk, and Rogue IMO. The only issue I can find with the Warlock is the fact that Eldritch Blast exists, and somehow people want it to be ingrained in the class, to force everyone to use it....
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    Just put more difficult terrain in his path,...

    Just put more difficult terrain in his path, that'll slow him down plenty. Beyond that, I'm not sure he can be stopped.
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    Man, I never knew that not getting lost meant you...

    Man, I never knew that not getting lost meant you automatically get where you are going. For me, "You cannot get lost" means that if you want to backtrack you can, rather than wandering the woods for...
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    Of course, I also want people to poke holes in my...

    Of course, I also want people to poke holes in my house rules. However, I generally want them to have some of their own ideas. Not very fun to go into your houserule thread and just find a lot of...
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    Yes, and as Zard is saying, if 3rd level spells...

    Yes, and as Zard is saying, if 3rd level spells are the Comparison Bar for it to stop being OP, that is a dang good 1st level spell. Few other 1st level spells can boast to be as good as a 3rd level,...
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    No, my point is that the particular issue you are...

    No, my point is that the particular issue you are pointing out (Players being mad that they have to sit there and do nothing) probably isn't an issue when the OP is playing with a group of players...
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    This thread contains a poll. I don't have a Rule of Yes, and tend to arrive at...

    I don't have a Rule of Yes, and tend to arrive at a ruling to stick with. After all, there won't always be a rug to throw, or a building to leap off of. Even if there is a building or tree, the PC is...
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    This thread contains a poll. I apologize if you took what I said as a slight...

    I apologize if you took what I said as a slight towards your games, I meant a very specific form of 'Fantastical', the kind that you see in the given examples. A world where the acrobatic hero thinks...
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    This thread contains a poll. Everyone wants to be Jack Sparrow, or Aladdin, or...

    Everyone wants to be Jack Sparrow, or Aladdin, or Sinbad, and I am fine with that. I hate a game where the players just want to stand in one spot and hammer away at the bad guys. The only way that...
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    This thread contains a poll. Yep, pretty much my view, though that is more of...

    Yep, pretty much my view, though that is more of a Tavern Brawler type thing. I assumed that this discussion was for things like leaping off of buildings to add falling damage to attacks, or trying...
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    I would say you can see past the gap, as you...

    I would say you can see past the gap, as you simply have x-ray vision.

    Yes, I would count a person as a solid object.

    Yes, clothes count as a solid object. No, you cannot see an invisible...
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    That's pretty awesome. Have not been playing long...

    That's pretty awesome. Have not been playing long enough for that sort of thing to happen to me.
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    Thanks, but my point is that those are just...

    Thanks, but my point is that those are just examples of rules that work for my world. If someone else wanted to tell grittier stories they would need grittier rules to reflect that in their world....
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    I am saying that people caring about story does...

    I am saying that people caring about story does not mean that rules can't also fit the world you want. Back to my world as an example, my players are almost 100% story driven. So, I make rules to...
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    So don't apply rules like this for players who...

    So don't apply rules like this for players who don't care about the Setting consequences, or are bad at tactics. I don't understand the logic behind so many comments in this and other threads, always...
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    I am aware. I was using Leather armor, with 16...

    I am aware. I was using Leather armor, with 16 DEX. I hit 4th level Warlock, so I bumped Dex to 18, and am going to be switching off of the Leather Armor to unarmored.
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    UA invocations won't help a Tome-lock much, they...

    UA invocations won't help a Tome-lock much, they were mostly Pact of the Blade ones, IIRC. Armor of shadows is always decent, and/or Fiendish Vigor, as it really sucks to get hit by everything. I...
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    This thread contains a poll. I have one Player who has an Acrobat Kobold...

    I have one Player who has an Acrobat Kobold Assassin. He starts almost every turn by climbing up something, and then tends to use the environment as a weapon more often than his daggers. This is in...
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    That sounds fine to me. and not fussy at all, IMO.

    That sounds fine to me. and not fussy at all, IMO.
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    Last session with iserith Bless from the Paladin...

    Last session with iserith Bless from the Paladin made a lot of misses into hits, and saved my character from being possessed by a ghost. a +1-4 is pretty dang powerful, considering other areas of the...
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    While my players are firmly in the area Defcon...

    While my players are firmly in the area Defcon notes, that being that Story trumps mechanics, I can agree with wanting Mechanics to reflect the way you want the game world to work. For this, I have a...
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    I am just going to make it so the Berserker barb...

    I am just going to make it so the Berserker barb gets rid of a level of exhaustion on a short rest. About as simple as it can get, and gives them 3/day without any extra baggage. Might even make it...
  100. Thread: Not dying?

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    I was going to respond, but Gradine covered it...

    I was going to respond, but Gradine covered it better than I can.
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