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    Today, 09:59 AM
    I have just uploaded My races and setting back ground for them to the downloads area. This is races i adapted to fit in a campaign setting i had for d20 modern, of which i adapted to 5th edition, this is an old setting i had been adding to for years. Please be respectful on feed back, if you find it necessary, other wise my ignore list just gets bigger. I am going to be using this with the...
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    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    That distinction seems like slicing the cheese pretty fine... I think I agree with you here, but boy that is a pretty contrived example. In contrast, I think that regaining spell slots, eliminating levels of exhaustion, making saving throws against a disease and ending effects that are reducing your max hp are all straightforwardly benefits of resting. So do you think you recover spell...
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    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    I think they worded it as they did, in terms of benefiting, because they don't want to imply that you can't lie down and sleep for 8 hours if you are at 0 hp.
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    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    I don't think there is any reason to conclude that the benefits listed in the PHB are an exclusive list. For instance, that section doesn't say anything about recovering spell slots, but I guess you would not allow someone to recover spells if they started the long rest at 0 hp?
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    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    jaelis replied to Double Dash
    I allow it when it comes up, but I don't think it makes much sense. I agree it would be more logical if you could only dash once per round, but eh, it is just a game. If I ever ran an actual chase scene, I would use the DMG chase rules instead.
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    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    Ending the vampire's max hp reduction sounds like a benefit to me too.
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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    Well to be fair, a vampire is a CR 13 monster. It's not absurd to decide that it takes more than a 5th level spell to counter a vampire's effects. Not that I object to your solution, just that I wouldn't say it was a no-brainer. Allowing wish to work is a no-brainer.
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    Yesterday, 03:04 PM
    Just to give you a simple way to describe the method (or an equivalent anyway): - Roll your hit die. If you get less than half the maximum value of the die, then add half the maximum value to your result. Or to describe your method exactly: - Roll your hit die. Divide the result in half, rounding fractions up. Add that result to half the max value of the die. Though I suppose that using a...
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    Yesterday, 02:47 PM
    I agree with your alternatives, and this here is I think the most sensible way to play it.
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    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    No, being at 0 hp is not a condition for instant death. Being bitten by a vampire and getting reduced to 0 hp is. Not "having been bitten by a vampire," but actually being taken to 0 hp by a bite. Just like in "When all your walls turn to jell-o, the house collapses" the condition for collapsing is being turned to jello, not being jello.
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    Yes but that's not the form used here. The right analogy is "When all your walls turn to jell-o, the house collapses." Present tense, not a verbal phrase like "are turned." Now you might be saying, "yes but your house won't stand as long as the walls are jello." Sure I agree, but that is because of what I know about jello and houses, not because of what (my version of) the sentence says.
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    Only if you ignore the tenses of the verbs involved. I gather you feel OK with that, but I don't know why. The text has the form "Something happens (present tense) if something happens (present tense)." Try substituting some other phrases in: "You collect $10,000 if the hurricane destroys your home." Your insurance company will not pay you another $10k next month, even if your home is still...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 05:23 PM
    IMO the rapier is a little too good, but I'm OK with the finesse rules in general. So I just say you can't use the rapier with a shield, and that works for me.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 05:10 PM
    I think that's a sound argument, but debatable because it is a bit of a tangle of specific and general rules. (For instance, cure wounds can't heal you above your hp max, but that is due to the general rule.) But for the purpose of this argument, I'm willing to assume that the hp max reduction takes precedence over the spell.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 04:45 PM
    What effect? The hit point reduction. So until you take a long rest, your hit point maximum is zero. The fact that you die when your hp max is reduced to zero is not a status effect, it is just something that happens when you get bit. You seem to be reading it as, "The target dies if its hit point maximum is zero due to this effect." But that is not what it says.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 02:58 PM
    Yes, granted, the raised creature is still at 0 hp. (Though this is in fact debatable since the vampire condition and the raise dead spell conflict, and its not obvious which should have priority.) No, that is wrong. The effect of the bite is to kill you when the bite occurs, not to keep you dead if you are later revived. It says "The target dies if this effect reduces its hit point maximum...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 02:18 PM
    Just from a rules lawyering perspective, "The target dies if this effect reduces its hit point maximum to 0" is a trigger, not a status effect. At the moment the vampire reduces the hp maximum to zero, the target dies. If the target is later raised, then even it it remains at 0 hp, the "die when you are reduced to zero" no longer applies because the triggering condition was not met. There is no...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 11:00 PM
    This is the spot where I would go with rulings (and IMO RAI) over rules. Although this twitter thread suggests Crawford would play it as you suggest, cast GR right after raise dead.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:44 PM
    Why not assume that gentle repose keeps the soul nearby? Explains why they can’t become undead.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 06:48 PM
    Crawford says it works: I would interpret "working" the same way dnd4vr does.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 04:10 PM
    Do note that you can cast gentle repose again before the first casting expires. That helps with time pressure.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 10:12 PM
    jaelis replied to Monk Tortle
    I don't think that anyone was suggesting tortle monks should be disallowed?
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 07:23 PM
    jaelis replied to Sailor Spells
    Clearly, a Sailor should have Moon Prism Power ;)
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 04:13 PM
    jaelis replied to Monk Tortle
    Now I'm curious, what kind of benefit might I get at your tables if I wanted to play a gnome barbarian?
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 12:23 AM
    jaelis replied to Monk Tortle
    Welp, perhaps you are right, interesting to think about :)
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 10:47 PM
    jaelis replied to Monk Tortle
    Which abilities depend on dexterity?
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 10:00 PM
    jaelis replied to Monk Tortle
    IMO, tortle is totally a powergaming choice for monks. It solves the hard problems of the class, that it is very MAD and lacks armor. Yes they have offseting abilities, but tortles still have those abilities, plus a better AC. Arguably, monk is the "best" class for a tortle to play. If they play a fighter, then they really are wasting their shell ability, since they could just wear armor...
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 07:11 PM
    jaelis replied to Monk Tortle
    Just my two bits, but if I were the DM, I would say no and counter with the fact that you are bypassing one of the main limitations of the monk class, that it can't wear armor :)
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 02:22 AM
    Cool that would be great.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 08:54 PM
    I like turn based. But I think real time is more popular, and it probably makes sense to cater to the majority if you want the game to be successful.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 04:06 PM
    So to be clear, this is a 4e idea? Oh duh, I see the tag now. :p
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 12:44 PM
    Would you do the same for monsters, or is it more of a “the pcs are special” kind of thing?
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 10:29 AM
    I have just uploaded Phylums (Zionillagurrluga) to the downloads area. Phylum Phylums (Zionillagurrluga) The Phylums as the terrains call them because the races real name is a combination of sounds, vibrations and pheromones. They are a colony of worms much like the common caterpillar on earth that share a hive mind of a sort. They take a humanoid form it is assumed to mimic of the race...
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 10:08 PM
    75% success against a garden-variety monster, under adverse conditions, seems pretty reasonable to me. If you want to have a particularly alert guard, you can give it proficiency, or even expertise, in perception.
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 08:23 PM
    You can arrange difficult circumstances and say they give a bonus to observer's perception checks. For instance, when trying to move quietly through dry leaves, you can give observers a +10 bonus to hear. With that mechanic, you can tune the difficulty as you like. It's not hard to come up with situational modifiers like that. Basically it gives the rogue a chance to hide in situations when an...
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 03:22 PM
    It seems like the most obvious way to interpret "darkness spreading to fill a sphere." Darkness doesn't normally "fill" things, it is actually just an "emptiness" of light. So if darkness fills a sphere, then I take it to mean that light is excluded from that sphere, which means that light cannot pass through it. This is supported by the fact that a creature with darkvision cannot see through the...
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 08:32 AM
    Yes, I think the darkness spell specifically blocks line of sight through its area.
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 01:50 AM
    It is funny but probably not as useful as the standard version :)
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 01:49 AM
    Like this? .. / .- - - .- -.-. -.- / - .... . / -.. .- .-. -.- -. . ... ... -.-.--
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 07:39 PM
    My take: No and yes. (Assuming they are trying to perceive using sight. Nothing for the PC, but the NPC cannot see that PC. PC has disadvantage, NPC still can't see anything.
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    Thursday, 4th July, 2019, 03:55 PM
    I like the giant kobold idea.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 04:58 PM
    I should make a character whose spells are dad jokes. "Magic won't-miss-ile!" "Polymore-fun for you!" "I rename you William, and now you're invisi-Bill!"
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 11:03 PM
    jaelis replied to True Polymorph
    Yes, as long as you can see yourself anyway. If you turn yourself into an object, though, you would not be able to concentrate and the spell would immediately end.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 10:28 PM
    It is up to the DM if something like an amoeba counts as a "creature" in the rules sense. Or, for that matter, whether amoebas even exist in your world.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 07:07 PM
    jaelis replied to Expertise Feat
    Yes I have the same feeling.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 05:20 PM
    jaelis replied to Expertise Feat
    I'll buy these arguments if you play without multiclassing. But I don't see that big a difference between picking up expertise via a feat compared to via a 1 level dip into rogue.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 03:46 PM
    I see, so in its most elementary form, your argument would be that if you observe something once, then you are using math because one is not equal to zero. So if you observe a single event that confirms or denies your hypothesis, then you are using math. I can't really argue with that, if you are saying we need math to distinguish one from zero or yes from no, then math is an essential part of...
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 03:07 PM
    What maths are applicable here? Was Darwin doing science when he came up with the theory? What kind of math was he using? Of course, I do agree that one piece of data doesn't confirm the entire theory. But it does confirm that particular prediction of the broader theory. I don't know, I'm not a biologist. But do you really want to claim that taxonomy was not a science until we had DNA...
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 02:37 PM
    Hmm. Currently, there is no fossil evidence between a flightless, mouselike mammal and the flying proto-bat that it evolved into. The theory of evolution predicts that intermediate forms existed. If a paleontologist finds a fossil of a flying-squirrel-like animal in a geological layer in between that of the mouse and that of the bat, it would confirm the predictions of theory. Are they using...
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 02:16 PM
    "Simple" to a mathematician or physicist doesn't mean quite the same thing as simple to a layperson though. Maxwell's equations are paragons of simplicity and elegance, but they still involve pretty gnarly vector calculus. (You can simplify them even further using tensor notation, but now you're doing tensor calculus!)
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 02:10 PM
    Well, the claim seems to have drifted from "scientists use complicated mathematical formulas to try to explain their theories" to "scientists use math." The second statement is certainly more defensible, but still I think misses the point. Science is fundamentally about having an idea, testing it objectively against some form of experiment, and then revising or rejecting the idea as required....
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 01:21 AM
    Yep, a couple hours for the big ones.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 12:52 AM
    No, seals cannot breathe water, no mammal can.
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    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 10:26 PM
    Some scientists do, but not all. You might be thinking of physicists, but botanists are scientists too.
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    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 04:51 PM
    jaelis replied to Expertise Feat
    This is probably not what you want, but I like feats that express some flavor about the character who has them, as opposed to a plain mechanical benefit. Also, I think there are only a few skills where expertise is really useful. So I made up these: Canny Grappler (replaces Grappler) Prerequisite: Proficiency in Athletics or Acrobatics You are a fearsome wrestler. Gain the following...
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    Saturday, 29th June, 2019, 05:14 AM
    We rolled 3d6, in order, and then lied about what we got. :)
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 02:54 PM
    Just to say, I use the XGtE rule, but added a benefit to the armor fighting style to let you ignore it.
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    Sunday, 23rd June, 2019, 04:27 AM
    jaelis replied to Flurry of Blows
    Links or it didn’t happen ;)
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    Sunday, 23rd June, 2019, 03:59 AM
    As for subclasses: open hand and kensei are solid. Avoid five elements, and shadow isn’t so much a combat build. I think long desth is decent, but I’m less familiar.
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    Saturday, 22nd June, 2019, 03:35 PM
    jaelis replied to Flurry of Blows
    In fact JC says you can: https://www.sageadvice.eu/2018/01/20/can-a-monk-move-between-the-hits-of-flurry-of-blows/
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 04:26 PM
    FWIW, my take on versatility is this: Fighting Style: Brawling: If you have a free hand while you take the Attack action on your turn and attack using a melee weapon or your unarmed strike, then you can attempt to grapple or shove an opponent as a bonus action. Feat: Versatile Fighter - Increase your Strength score by 1, to a maximum of 20. - When attacking with a versatile weapon held...
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    Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, 06:24 PM
    jaelis replied to Human Viability
    All the same, I think you can try to objectively assess how different mechanics compare. IMO gnomes are just fine balancewise, but standard humans are a bit weak. I'd say standard tieflings are weaker, and I have no problem with all the variant tiefling versions that have been published. The variant human is of course strong, but only works if you are using feats. You don't need to worry about...
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    Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, 01:35 PM
    Oops thought this would be a thread about defeating Zuggtmoy :) But on the topic, I’ve always wanted to try a bard based grappler as a luchador.
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    Tuesday, 18th June, 2019, 08:09 PM
    jaelis replied to Human Viability
    I also think this is a fine adjustment. Another alternative is to use the variant human stats but say the feat has to be the Prodigy feat from XGTE. That is pretty reasonable too.
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    Tuesday, 18th June, 2019, 02:46 PM
    Sounds like a good premise for a play-by-post experiment :)
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    Tuesday, 18th June, 2019, 02:13 PM
    Cool maneuver's I'd like to see: - Leaping attack (jump over a monster and hit it from above) - Whirlwind attack (attack all monsters w/in 5 feet, dealing some amount of damage) - Ranged reaction attack (not sure how to trigger though) - Ijatsu strike (draw your weapon and attack) - Crippling blow (reduce opponent's speed temporarily)
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    Tuesday, 18th June, 2019, 02:02 PM
    I think people are reading more into the Sage Advice tweets than warranted. All I see is an answer from Mike Mearls: So first that is Mearls not Crawford, and second it is not directly about attacks. The plain text of tremorsense says "A monster with tremorsense can detect and pinpoint the origin of vibrations within a specific radius, provided that the monster and the source of the...
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Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

  • 11:36 PM - Charlaquin mentioned dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    dwayne, I appreciate that you came seeking feedback on the mechanics of your custom race, not the underlying fiction or the presentation. But unfortunately, the existence of more than two genders and how gender relates to sex are far too controversial of topics to reasonably expect this thread not to turn into an argument about that. As well, I understand this is a draft, and you intend to revise spelling and grammar later down the line, but those things very obviously need work now, and people are naturally going to be too distracted by it to ignore it and just give feedback on the mechanics alone. Any time you present a piece of work for public consumption, even if your aim is only to solicit feedback for a particular aspect of that work, you need to be prepared to receive feedback about the work in its entirety, because that’s what you’re going to get. The best way to do that is to make sure that your work is polished to the best of your ability before releasing it publicly, and to accept ...

Saturday, 23rd April, 2016

  • 03:46 PM - PCIHenry mentioned dwayne in post Do You Want 400 New Magic Items For Your D&D 5E Game?
    dwayne - Thank you for supporting the project! I appreciate it. ccooke - I hope you do choose to back us, if you haven't already. If you did - Thank you, as well. Story is very important to us and we used Arcanis because, well it is our flagship setting as well as having won numerous awards, so it has a special place in our hearts. But you bring up the Screaming Sword's back story as dead weight, so let's look at that: It's basically a sword that houses the soul of a dwarf in a gem affixed to the weapon. Ignoring the whole Arcanis dwarven curse backstory, the story can still track fairly well with just the portion that dwarven souls are being harvested to "power" the blade. You can use these swords to cause emnity between humans and dwarves or just between dwarves and the wielder of the weapon (whether a PC or NPC). Have a group of dwarven clerics and paladins as members of an Order that tracks down these swords and destroys them to release the souls. I can even see a player with a...

Thursday, 29th October, 2015

  • 12:05 AM - Connorsrpg mentioned dwayne in post EN5ider #29: As Good As His Blade: A Dozen New Weapon Properties
    Gillywonka, Moorcrys, ilsundal, dwayne, or anyone else. I singled you guys out b/c you said you had tired or were going to try these. I am just interested in some specific playtest feedback. Cheers. BTW. Magistus71. I (and another member of our group), had a go at some armor properties, but most seemed lame, or just cancelled out weapon properties, which to me just opens up a cyclic arms race. The weapon qualities already represent how they work with armor. Doing the reverse seemed kind of silly. If interested, here is a link to the brief discussion on our forums, as to why this has not taken off: http://connorscampaigns.wikidot.com/forum/t-1310834/armor-qualities. If you have more to add, I am listening ;)

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Friday, 10th May, 2019

  • 03:45 PM - jayoungr quoted dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    I find it funny that people seem to know more about a fictional race that i created than the one who made them. It is like saying to god, hay that's not how it works when really he should know because well he made it. I promise, explanations and expansion of all that is this small and might add controversial race will be revealed at a later date when i am done with the races for players as a whole. Mean while please continue as this is very good material on my end and might even use a snip it or two to help fill in some of the cracks that i have been stuck on or not. Don't take it personally. As Charlaquin said upthread, it's just a touchy subject right now, and people are quick to assume you have a message, even though it sounds like that wasn't your intention. (FWIW, I don't have a problem with imaginary alien biology for imaginary alien species.)
  • 02:46 PM - Scott Graves quoted dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    I find it funny that people seem to know more about a fictional race that i created than the one who made them. It is like saying to god, hay that's not how it works when really he should know because well he made it. I promise, explanations and expansion of all that is this small and might add controversial race will be revealed at a later date when i am done with the races for players as a whole. Mean while please continue as this is very good material on my end and might even use a snip it or two to help fill in some of the cracks that i have been stuck on or not. I have never in my life considered an English Major to have value until today. Find one and have them help you with everything you write. At the very least refer to Weird Al's song "Word Crimes". Please. For the sanity of all.

Thursday, 9th May, 2019

  • 02:58 PM - Umbran quoted dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    and your an expert on alien life forms and xenobiology as well as first hand knowledge of all life in the universe I understand that your offering may not have been met with as much positive feedback as you might like, but when someone offers you a bit of real-world science you might use as a guideline, jumping down their throat is not appropriate. Just because you are unhappy about it does not make it okay to get aggressive with people. You put it out there in a public discussion forum. You should have been ready for discussion before you did that. Consider that for next time.
  • 08:58 AM - Dannyalcatraz quoted dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    Quartz, it is obvious you don't have anything better to do than piss on others works, i would be grateful if you just move on and not respond to any of my posts as your replays are not helpful. And as to the sexes, it is an alien race and part of their reproductive system for that race, and up to the players to decide what they want to role play and in what way its not me as a DM to dictate it to them. If you have a problem with another poster’s comments, please try NOT to escalate things in thread. Don’t make it personal. Report them, put them on your ignore list (preferably without a salty announcement that you’re doing so), or both.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

  • 06:20 PM - Umbran quoted dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    Each on carries part of the total of what is needed to make their life form, like in a recipe each is needed other wise ti will not happen. Note that this is not how such works in on our world. There are many life forms on our world with more than two sexes/genders - but it is not that you need genetic material from each to procreate. It is, instead more a restriction on who you can successfully mate with. Gender A can mate with B. Gender B can mate with A, C, or D. Gender C and mate with B, but not A or D. And so on.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

  • 11:40 PM - Scott Graves quoted dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    Each on carries part of the total of what is needed to make their life form, like in a recipe each is needed other wise ti will not happen. I read the description. I have to say I find them to be horrible people as a race for their treatment of the "genderless" variety. They make orcs seem pleasant and friendly. After all orcs treat everyone equally. Equally bad. But equally. Seems to me though that once artificial insemination became an available technology for them it would hit their culture like reliable birth control hit our world.
  • 11:26 PM - Scott Graves quoted dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    Each on carries part of the total of what is needed to make their life form, like in a recipe each is needed other wise ti will not happen. That isn't helpful. The Newcomers in Alien Nation had a cool set up where the male impregnated the female in much the normal way, but only during a certain time of year (They had a cool insult which translates to "you mate out of season") because they are very ritual based. But at one point the male starts to develop a pouch and in yet another real cool ceremony they then transfer the infant from the female to the male pouch in which it resides for the other half of the gestation period. It is a way cool deal and it only takes two genders. So when I ask "how do they do it" I am genuinely curious about the methodology.
  • 01:43 PM - Scott Graves quoted dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    Yeah well theirs are real and a fact of biology. How exactly does that work. Please explain as if you were talking to a young child to keep this PG. Don't want this to turn into soft core after all.

Monday, 6th May, 2019

  • 04:07 PM - lowkey13 quoted dwayne in post Hidden
  • 04:03 PM - Scott Graves quoted dwayne in post The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your 5th edition Sci Fi setting
    The Pilosus are a very gregarious people who have a very complex society and sexual habits. They can fill all most any role in life but are some of the best diplomats in the galaxy. There is no way to tell one from another as physically as they appearance is universal. Only then going through the Taulpa nichta (loose translation “Sex Dance”) can you really see the difference in the different sexes of their race. My, how woke of you.

Friday, 12th April, 2019

  • 06:41 PM - Sacrosanct quoted dwayne in post 'Cure Wounds' is D&D's Most Popular Spell
    since they killed the wizards power because the fighters seemed left out and the warlock was getting his butt handed to him, yes little can be done with the wizard neutered edition of d&d 5th edition as it is. I like the old glass cannon wizard of old, and thank goodness i found a working class some one did on line. People don't play a class any more its dip in this and that and then wonder why they die horribly. Over all i like 5th, less power creep than 3rd x any way but i feel they lost too much of it with the over simplifying of the system. But thank fully for me it's not to hard to fix the crappy parts and the options in the DM guide does help much as well. The thing is most these spells are so low level and most of the mid to high ones i used back in the day are not in the books. What do you mean by "wizard of old"? 3rd edition? Because TSR D&D, the magic users were a lot more "neutered" than in 5e, so it wouldn't make sense be referring to those editions. Between needing to pass ...

Monday, 18th March, 2019

  • 05:51 PM - Parmandur quoted dwayne in post GameHole Con Hints At An "As Yet Unannounced Setting" for D&D This Year
    This is what i was talking about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_Level_Handbook being over 50 you should have known this. Those "events" don't mean crap to the bigger picture as they may cause a draw but a setting and material would draw much more. If he was talking about some dumb game con thing i would think he would have said that, as this seemed more of a hint. But again i tend to read more into things than most and over estimate the intelligence of people which always disappoint me in the end. Everyone got that you were thinking about that: however, Epic is a specific kind of Adventurers League event held at conventions, which is what is being referenced clearly in the post. The significant thing is that one of WotC preferred conventions is having a big organized play event in an unannounced campaign setting.
  • 02:10 AM - Enevhar Aldarion quoted dwayne in post GameHole Con Hints At An "As Yet Unannounced Setting" for D&D This Year
    Epic is also was used for level above 20 in D&D before some dumb event thing, i really doubt that is what he was talking about here. Here is the full text from Valley's Facebook post: This year, Gamehole Con will feature the following premiere D&D Adventurers League content: • A Liar’s Night (Halloween) EPIC masquerade event written by Elisa Teague and Lysa Chen. • The premiere of an Epic event set in as yet unannounced setting. • The premiere of adventures set in as yet unannounced setting. • The premiere of a Season 9 Epic • The premiere of Season 9 adventures. See how it says Adventurer's League for everything listed?

Sunday, 17th March, 2019

  • 08:15 AM - Enevhar Aldarion quoted dwayne in post GameHole Con Hints At An "As Yet Unannounced Setting" for D&D This Year
    Also the word Epic event, might be a hint to rules above 20 and the planes would be a good fit with that as well No, an Epic is a standard style of Adventurer's League scenario. They span multiple tables, and multiple tiers, all playing through the same adventure at the same time, generally with a winning table chosen from each tier at the end. This is all about getting AL DMs for the convention.
  • 07:10 AM - Charlaquin quoted dwayne in post GameHole Con Hints At An "As Yet Unannounced Setting" for D&D This Year
    Darksun would make sense as the whole psionics "mystic" class and material would be a major part of the setting. But planescape is on my wish list beside greyhawk and mysteria/ Hollow World on bottom. The Mystic/Psion is still in the Limbo of UA and Happy Fun Hour, though. I’ll believe Darksun is coming when I see a Psion UA that actually performs well in the surveys. Same goes for Eberron and the Artificer.

Monday, 11th March, 2019

  • 07:17 AM - MNblockhead quoted dwayne in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    Why not just have perforated cards in back with stats on them so you can remove and keep handy with all information. No need to put any thing other than name as all on card in back of adventure or book. Not sure the actual reasons, but my guesses, and my reasons are: They want you to buy the Monster Manual, which is why they only bold the names of monsters from the MM, and only give stats in an appendix for new monsters. It costs more to print special pull-out pages, which means to keep the price point in line with what consumers expect from a 5e adventure hardback, they would have to subtract from the actual adventure content (the story, location descriptions, maps). Pull out materials are hard to keep with the hardback. Many consumers, like myself, find them annoying. Many consumers (like myself) do not want to adulterate our modules to play them. I buy the books to enjoy and read through, but for adventures I run, I run from DnD Beyond or Realm Works. I want to keep my books in nic...

Sunday, 10th March, 2019

  • 07:59 PM - robus quoted dwayne in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    Why not just have perforated cards in back with stats on them so you can remove and keep handy with all information. No need to put any thing other than name as all on card in back of adventure or book. I would buy that accessory!

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019

  • 03:29 PM - Lord_Blacksteel quoted dwayne in post Big Changes in ICv2's RPG Industry Charts, as Pathfinder Drops Off Before 2E's Release!
    It would be ok but i have seen this from back at the start of D&D add more and revise oh wait lets re release all the books again and make it annoying to convert so everyone would buy the new ones. D&D started this back with 2nd edition, then 3, 3.5 then crashed it with 4th now with 5th which is so watered down its pathetic from what it was. So the standard is change some core mechanics and re release it as a new updated version resale all to the same people and after a few years or less in some cases do it all over again. Sorry this boy bought into the 2nd and have vast amounts of it, did again for 3rd and stopped at 3.5, I got the basic books for 5th but that's where i draw the line. But go ahead and dish out the money for a product that will be up dated in a few more years, they live off your money. Really all you need is the basic alterations to convert the old stuff or a good imagination and a feel for the rules which is what i use, pathfinder is not my thing but good luckj to all who du...

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

  • 03:10 AM - Aaron L quoted dwayne in post The New D&D Book Is Called "Ghosts of Saltmarsh" [UPDATED!]
    This was set in Greyhawk The town of Saltmarsh was. I am wondering did they steal this from the original setting to put it in the genericx realms or is it in the setting that is was set in from the start. Given how they transplanted Acererak and Elemental Evil to Fearun, ham-fistedly described ripping Castle Greyhawk from Oerth to float around from world to world, and later gave Evermeet the same shabby treatment being ripped it from Faerun and having it "cast adrift in the planes" as a mystic homeland for all Elves no matter what world they're from (barf), I'm sure the default of these adventures will be Toril. (As well as how they've tried to shoehorn the Weave into the PHB, even though the relationship between the Weave and Mystra was a defining element of the Forgotten Realms that made the setting unique and interesting, and made all Elves 6+ feet tall like 'Realms Elves as part of the Realmsification of all D&D settings. I like the 'Realms, but c'mon. Making these things just Gen...

Monday, 25th February, 2019

  • 11:43 PM - dave2008 quoted dwayne in post The New D&D Book Is Called "Ghosts of Saltmarsh" [UPDATED!]
    funny i gave links to the facts about the adventure being in greyhawk and here you say it is not. But like most facts don't matter to you people now days. Perhaps you missed the sarcasm. He was saying that in truth the Saltmarsh, like many of the early modules is designed more for "your world" than for a particular setting. Sure over the years they have become fixtures of a given setting, but was that how they were intended? Not really


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My races and setting back ground for them
This is races i adapted to fit in a campaign setting i had for d20 modern, of which i adapted to 5th edition, this is an old setting i had been adding to for years. Please be respectful on feed back, if you find it necessary, other wise my ignore lis...
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Phylums (Zionillagurrluga)
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Phylums (Zionillagurrluga)
The Phylums as the terrains call them because the races real name is a combination of sounds, vibrations and pheromones. They are a colony of worms much like the common caterpillar on earth that share a hive mind ...
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Dromites for a 5th edition sc fi game
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The Pilosus, a player race with 6 Genders for your %th edition Sci Fi setting
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New Alien Race for your 5th edition Sci Fi game
I created this for a sci Fi setting that I have been working on for over a few years in my spare time. I am going for a more role play than mechanic thing, but would enjoy feed back on the mechanics part of the race. This is one of many i hope to up ...
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Various new and revised races for 5th edition D&D modern
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