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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 07:55 PM
    The more Ds the better. Wait...
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 05:51 PM
    If the rogue or monk or even fighter wants to spend all their focus on movement for one turn, I don't see a good reason to not allow that to happen.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 05:56 PM
    I know I'm barging into the thread late and I have not read all the posts so I do apologize for possibly rehashing old arguments (but I would have just quoted them anyway and still posted), but I do have such problems with the str/dex/con divide. Adding muscle mass can in fact help reduce the critical damage your body can take, but wouldn't effect poison or disease. And any gymnast is going...
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 05:44 PM
    Look if we are going to examine 3.5 Weapons based on effectiveness, I have a lot more to complain about than the bat'leth (which is admittedly a terrible weapon, though the mek'leth is not so bad) but that's not what the OP asked.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 11:16 PM
    A while back I houseruled that all dragons are born brown, and it's their emerging personality that determines color and breath weapon. Now I am imagining a warforged designed to provide sustenance for non-warforged soldiers. This is... not a thought I would have predicted I would have today.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 06:04 PM
    The sword of Kahless maybe. I'd say it was cursed too as it caused the klingons around it to lust for it.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 05:46 PM
    I actually think the balance is good enough right now, but I might think differently in a Featless game. I also wouldn't make finesse a feat, as feats are optional rules.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 03:49 PM
    There's more mystery in an imperfect system like 1e. There is more variability in power. Rolling hit points and abilities was exciting! I had a barbarian with 6 12s for hit point rolls...lottery odds! And it became part of his character... i think as as an adult (not a kid) the danger of missed saving throws and the game's deadliness are high stakes excitement. but I must say...
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 12:39 AM
    I'm glad I stuck it out. Sanderson finished the series strong.
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 12:27 AM
    Bravo! Though I suppose it was more of the opposite. Is snooze quit a thing?
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 12:10 AM
    Good god! I love about half of those books but at least 2 of them I found to be such a slog I despaired of ever finishing the series.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 09:54 PM
    The Artificer's Iron Defender makes a pretty sturdy Beast companion. Just lose the artificial nature and I'd take it for a Beastmaster Ranger. The Homunculus is pretty neat too.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 09:38 PM
    Glen Cook's Black Company. Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 12:38 AM
    Oh my current Barbarian doesn't give flying flumph about persuasion.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 11:33 PM
    I'm the opposite. I already dislike how some Races are almost intrinsically linked to some classes just by Stat bonuses.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 11:14 PM
    For this to work for me I'd have to have a list of what's "adventuring core stuff" and what's not. Take the Wizard with the longsword example. Of course the wizard wouldn't get better with a longsword if they always fight with spells and never a sword. Likewise the fighter never casts spells. So both spells and weapon proficiencies seem to approaches to adventuring, not adventuring core. ...
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 10:49 PM
    Yup and Legolas was the "Twink" companion.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 12:22 AM
    Very true. In open combat he seemed to prefer the Versatile weapon and shield with the heaviest armor that wouldn't slow him down, but in most adventuring tales he had limited access to those things and made due with whatever he had.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 10:25 PM
    Did 4e have a Ranger that primarily used a Versatile Weapon in two hands or heavy weapon and shield? I always thought it was all Two Weapon Drizzty type Rangers.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 10:16 PM
    Interesting. I think it's works super well for a stream as it makes the audience feel like they are getting secret info the other players aren't getting (despite the fact that the other players will see it later anyway). It's a huge hook for the audience. I could see the pee break working, as long as I'm not the one talking to the DM while I have to pee.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 09:20 PM
    I've always felt mechanically classes boil down to being a mixture of Combat, Skill, and Spells*. With things like Champion and Berserker being pure combat and most Wizards and Sorcerers being pure spells with Thief being pure Skill (I know not completely true but bear with me). Arcane Trickster gets a dash of magic. Bard gets more than a dash of skill, but still less than a Rogue. Valor Bard...
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 08:58 PM
    Neat, though with the approach I have now taken I rarely have lulls. It takes a lot of getting used to though.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 08:50 PM
    I think they do more if that than other streams yes, but I still think there are things they do in that game that I wouldn't recommend for a home game. For example often see Mercer let players fight for spotlight. By that I mean outside of specific plot points the louder the player the more they get the get to interact with the scenario. Now since they are all professional actors it turns out the...
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 08:17 PM
    Except there is a fundamental difference between a cooking show and serving a meal. In a home game my primary audience is the players. If I was streaming a game my primary target is the audience, since the more of them I get the more money I make. It may be possible to serve both groups at one time, but I do think focusing on one comes at the expense of the other. For example, I think...
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 08:00 PM
    That's a good way to put it. To further the analogy: the articles I've read seem to focus on the ambiance of the restaurant, the music that's played, the parking, the aesthetics. But I can't help but wonder is all that to make up for bad food?
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 07:40 PM
    Talk about a thread necro. Almost 5 whole years. Still I love the old path-guy generator.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 07:38 PM
    While that seems weird to me, I don't fundamentally see anything bad about it. Though if I did pay for a friend I would have much higher expectations of them then my regular friends.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 07:25 PM
    Absolutely great news for the hobby! I don't have anything against it in principle. But every read up I see of these professional DMs seems like they target people who have never played before. They work on voices, music, ambient sounds, and props, but that doesn't tell me at all about how they run the game. It's hard for me not to see it mostly as hoodwinking. I should also note I...
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 10:21 PM
    At high levels I rarely challenge the party with the same kind of challenges that I would at low levels. At the point where reliable talent comes into play the test will not be "Can the rogue sneak in there?" but "What will they do when they get the secret-info/cursed-macguffin/item-that-is-way-bigger-than-expected/etc?
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 08:03 PM
    I also found it helped my players get more equal spotlight which has been a huge bonus to my game too.
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 07:00 PM
    The biggest improvement I saw at my table was to switch form asking the group "What do you do?" to asking individuals "What do you do?" Now every player knows that in a given scenario they are gong to be asked what their character does, they can't just sit around let the bigger personalities at the table make all the decisions until initiative is rolled. So they spend more time thinking about...
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 12:16 AM
    Indeed. It was necro'd with a pun, which made me conflicted because I love a good pun as much as the next dad, but given the context of the thread I was worried.
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 12:12 AM
    It would be interesting o see their two stories woven together and contrasted. I could see it being a single movie. Finding a better character than Drizzt is like shooting a fish in a barrel. Even in his own books I find Wulfgar's journey from young barbarian hero to abyssal prisoner, returning and dealing with the fallout of his PTSD such as becoming a drunken brawler and losing his...
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 11:47 PM
    Drizzt had quite a few run ins with Alustriel if I recall correctly.
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    Friday, 28th June, 2019, 09:29 PM
    I was rather enjoying the geography discussion of this last page. But yeah this rest of it...
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    Friday, 28th June, 2019, 09:23 PM
    I mean you could but people Hunt without pets all the time. It seems to me the only reason to do do so is to tie it to a video game 10 years past its prime.
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    Friday, 28th June, 2019, 07:25 PM
    You'll never know more about an animal than when you're elbow deep in its dung or even better the source itself.
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    Friday, 28th June, 2019, 07:00 PM
    And to me the ranger has to be the best at those things. If the Ranger was relegated to be the Pet master class, but was being outdone in nature related exploration by the Rogue Scout or Fighter Scout, then what you have is a pet master, not a Ranger.
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    Thursday, 27th June, 2019, 11:37 PM
    And yet that particular novel Ranger does have something in common with those examples of real life Rangers: years spent on the frontier guarding civilization/civilized people from the dangers of the wild. Edit: I think that is the very definition of Ranging that inspired Tolkien to use the word for the Rangers of Arnor and the Rangers of Ithilien.
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    Thursday, 27th June, 2019, 05:09 PM
    Aragorn was the greatest tracker and survivalist of his age. I can accept that he is just a Fighter with the right proficiencies if there are literally no rangers in his setting at that time.
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 11:42 PM
    We really are geniuses.
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 11:15 PM
    I see this as a starting point. A core of the ranger if you will. A good description of a ranger in a world like the one we live in. However a D&D Ranger may live in a specifically magical world. If living off the land in a land that is intrinsically magical, it makes sense for a ranger to learn useful land based magic. To me at least. If living in a land of hostile monstrosities, giants,...
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 10:51 PM
    I'd play it.
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 08:03 PM
    When I was a young lad, dragonlance introduced me to the concept of neutrality as an active force in the world striving for balance, rather than just the passive middle-ground between good and evil. While I now know that wasn't a new concept, something about those robed wizards still makes it really easy for me to understand.
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    Tuesday, 25th June, 2019, 06:43 PM
    "Gronk like pretty pictures. Hey, ground look like pictures!"
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    Tuesday, 25th June, 2019, 06:19 PM
    Wait, is 5e finally getting a Harlot table?!? Now that's what I call "essentials"
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    Tuesday, 25th June, 2019, 05:25 PM
    The reality is I don't know what I would call for until I'm in the moment, but here is my thought process on reading about it right now. Multiple checks to determine multiple things. If the player states something like "I examine the tracks and try to determine type of creature made them" that to me implies that the character is comparing the tracks to some learned knowledge so Intelligence...
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 12:11 AM
    Looking over https://thinkdm.org/hfh/revised-ranger-2018/ I really like the choices granted by Martial exploits (much like superiority dice, invocations, or infusions grant more choices). I don't see much reason why some of them couldn't be tied to a beast companion. Battle maneuvers with the Ranger and Companion working in tandem seems pretty cool to me.
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    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 06:37 PM
    As it stands currently I find the versatile weapon is really the best weapon for a grappler. They use it in one hand when wanting to grapple, and 2 when not wanting to (Fighting creatures more than one size larger, or that are immune to being grappled like a water weird). I'd actually want a fighting style (and a feat) that would expand on that niche.
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    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 06:29 PM
    Agreed. I've read a lot worse Young adult fantasy that's for sure. For example I read a bunch of awful Ravenloft novels as a kid too. Also agreed.
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    Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, 11:08 PM
    Yeah I don't think I even read the transcript until right now. Just a vague memory of listening to the video while I did other things.
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    Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, 10:51 PM
    Oh yeah I did like those. They would certainly make for a more meaningful favored terrain choice. Actually on a re-read there was a lot more to like than I remember. I think a couple of things must have stuck in my mind and skewed my outlook.
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    Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, 10:33 PM
    I'm interested to see what happens. However, the Happy Fun Hour ideas were among my least favorite ideas tossed around for the Ranger since 5e was released. Edit: I was totally remembering wrong, there were lots of good ideas and I'm even more interested to see what happens.
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Thursday, 13th October, 2016

  • 06:22 PM - Corwin mentioned BookBarbarian in post Is he evil?
    I'm aware of your side argument, but I consider it both irrelevant and unresolvable. So don't jump in? You are the one dragging it out at this point. Heck, this single post of yours is more words than BookBarbarian and my combined posts on the matter. Congrats?
  • 05:58 PM - Corwin mentioned BookBarbarian in post Is he evil?
    I don't think we can know from the information in the original post what the bouncer's motivation was. What are you talking about? Have you been following along the last few dozen posts? I never said anything about the OP. I was talking directly to BookBarbarian about how *s/he* colored the bouncer's motivation. Please take it up with him/her.
  • 05:52 PM - Corwin mentioned BookBarbarian in post Is he evil?
    ...n't think people would be arguing. But killing the bouncer after a complete surrender is different. To me (4) is the key. Many people are (wrongly) analogizing this to self defense. Self defense ends when the threat ends;* here, the available evidence is that the threat has ended. Now, the Gygax quotes provided seem to provide a kind of extended justification (to borrow a term from debates about casus belli) for a preemptive strike- that the creature is inherently evil (ORC, KILL IT!) and that if you don't kill it, it will kill again. Unless there is something I am missing, there is no evidence that Bouncers are humanoids, or inherently evil, so you can't use the Gygax rationale. Finally, I would go back to (3), and note that as a matter of right, the bouncer had the right to both be in the bar and to use violence - the battlemaster did not. So ... there's that as well. *Again, general rule. And yet none of that really relates to the specific (sub)discussion I was having with BookBarbarian. But okay. Still further, some of your points are speculative and not in evidence.


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Thursday, 2nd May, 2019

  • 06:33 AM - Hussar quoted BookBarbarian in post Shields, Leather, Daggers, & Healing Potions: Most Popular D&D Items
    Dual wielding is counted twice though, without knowing what percentage is dex dual wielding (and strength dual wielding) you can't tell how big the gap between king and queen is. Kinda sorta though. Sure, there could be tons of longsword and dagger wielders out there, but, honestly? I doubt it. Dual wielding is only 1/4 of the possible options for fighter types (the most likely to be using martial weapons) and if Str were king, then wouldn't we see a lot higher examples of two handed weapons? Although, honestly, I think that 1st level characters are HEAVILY skewing these results. It would be far more interesting to see this same data from say, 5th level onwards. It's not like 1st level characters can afford plate mail after all. I think we'd get a clearer picture of what's actually seeing play if we stripped out levels 1-3 from the data.
  • 01:52 AM - CleverNickName quoted BookBarbarian in post Shields, Leather, Daggers, & Healing Potions: Most Popular D&D Items
    On Rapiers. They beat Longswords, but not Longswords+Warhammers+Battleaxes combined so I wouldn't say dex builds are far outdistancing Strength builds based on that. At least not for people who what 1d8 weapon damage.I think this is why a popular houserule is to reduce the damage of the rapier to 1d6.
  • 01:12 AM - Hussar quoted BookBarbarian in post Shields, Leather, Daggers, & Healing Potions: Most Popular D&D Items
    On Rapiers. They beat Longswords, but not Longswords+Warhammers+Battleaxes combined so I wouldn't say dex builds are far outdistancing Strength builds based on that. At least not for people who what 1d8 weapon damage. Sort of though. Only 3 of the top 10 equipped weapons are Str based. It's not really hard to imagine that Dex is king here.

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Wednesday, 24th April, 2019

  • 09:52 PM - Morrus quoted BookBarbarian in post Greek-inspired Odyssey of the Dragonlords From ex-Bioware designers On Kickstarter
    I'm sad because "current bioware designer" wouldn't inspire the same thoughts of quality RPG work that "ex-bioware designer" does. Oh yes I'm excited to see what they will do in the TRPG space, but I'd love a NWN 3, KOTOR 3, or new RPG made by people who make brilliant work. Try this thread instead then: New WotC Video Game Studio Headed By James Ohlen http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?t=658846
  • 08:53 PM - Whizbang Dustyboots quoted BookBarbarian in post Greek-inspired Odyssey of the Dragonlords From ex-Bioware designers On Kickstarter
    It's sad to me that as soon as I read ex-Bioware designer I thought Quality RPG. On the other hand, Quality RPG! That seems like the opposite of sad. Baldur's Gate 3 (or at least 2.5) from one of the main designers, but for 5E and tabletop? That feels like something a lot of people would be excited about. I don't know how well successful tabletop third party publishing pays, but I'd love to see more CRPG designers taking their shot in the tabletop space.

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Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

  • 07:21 AM - ClaytonCross quoted BookBarbarian in post The Thug, A Subclass for Strength Rogues
    There is nothing at all that says Feature Group #1 typically can't read. Not in any 5e book. They can speak, read, and write in any languages they have proficiency in just like any other Feature group. You weaken your argument with falsehoods. Sure I forgot that languages come from race and background (meaning it has nothing to do with any feature group). Its not uncommon for me to use a flawed example. I don't agree that the overall point is diminished, concept of classes being feature groups and that building off a feature group that is counter to the stated goal is not a good place to start. Their are multiple other feature groups that are strength based and far better starting points for achieving the stated goals. If its your intent to target my creditability over a minor inaccuracy while ignoring the strength of the stated point, then the ability to be heard and make a point is by far more diminished by the listeners desire for "me to be wrong" rather than have a discussion and consider tha...

Monday, 15th April, 2019

  • 06:58 PM - Bawylie quoted BookBarbarian in post Matt Mercer Just Changed My Mind About Multiclassing
    Yup. Whenever I give advice about running the game I start with the number one thing that dramatically improved my game. Asking each individual player "What do you do?" after presenting the scenario. Table talk reduced, player engagement increased especially on the non combat pillars of the game, spotlight was evenly shared (maybe not perfectly, but close enough to keep players satisfied). Number 2 is the adjudicating actions thread. Anyway, I'm very glad I stumbled upon the Summer at the Lake campaign write-ups on the old WotC forums just as I started DMing. Summer at the Lake was a hell of a game.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019

  • 10:16 PM - Quartz quoted BookBarbarian in post Stat the Dragonlance heroes
    I like this. As they progress I could see Raistlin taking some levels in Undying Patron Warlock, Pact of the Tome. You could represent that as the Magic Initiate: Warlock feat he took at 4th level when he passed the Test. As for casting Fireball, remember that wizards have to have the spell in their spellbooks, not just be of appropriate level. So Raistlin could easily have been 5th level; he just didn't know Fireball. Or any other 3rd level spell, for that matter.

Saturday, 16th March, 2019

  • 07:22 AM - Bacon Bits quoted BookBarbarian in post Shield Master POLL: Rules as Fun!
    I was watching the Interview with Crawford about how the feat wasn't designed to give you advantage for a round or else they would have written that. It bothered me as that's what shoving prone does. If the target is size large or smaller you can try to get advantage for you and melee allies, but at the cost of disadvantage for you ranged allies. To me it has trade off's regardless of when it's used in the players turn. So I don't limit it to immediately after the attack action. Edit: Also a bonus action shove after wouldn't make me feel like a Shield Master as much as a Shield... hmm I struggle to think of a word. Something equivalent to "Ok at shields" guy. What confused me is that if you force it to come last, you make a dedicated option worse than alternatives. Let's say that a character chooses to specialize in two weapon fighting instead of shields. They take two weapon fighting style, and Dual Wielder for a feat instead of Shield Master. Now our PC can use their first mel...

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

  • 08:28 PM - jmucchiello quoted BookBarbarian in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    Yup the cast is the players and the DM. Actors who enjoy having work and getting paid for it. Now you may be right it might be very hard to find 5+ CR guests who couldn't commit to the gig. I'm not so sure though since apart from Ashley Johnson CR seems to have done so despite the case being very prolific and busy voice actors. CR exists because Liam told a random assortment of friends "I want to play D&D for my birthday." And they did. They played a 4e one-off. Then they decided to make it a regular thing and thus they played once a month or so. They all became closer friends and two years later Felicia Day said, "Hey, how about playing once a week on my web channel?" And they laughed "Who would watch that?" And thus, believing it would only last a few months, the "committed" to play once a week in perpetuity. And it didn't stop and Liam and Sam's wives were a bit unhappy that they had to be out every Thursday. But eventually came around to it. CR also benefits from 4 of the cast making up 2...
  • 08:10 PM - jmucchiello quoted BookBarbarian in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    What do you think makes 6-7 the ideal cast number? That's they size they are use to. Sure 5 is also a good number. Big deal 5-7, is that better? (That number includes the DM. The DM is part of the cast. The cast is the players and the DM.) Who wants to watch a game with only 3 people or with 10 people? I'm amazed the average pledge per person rate has remained basically steady: Day 1: 3545057 / 26242 = 135 Total: 7176411 / 52713 = 136
  • 08:02 PM - jmucchiello quoted BookBarbarian in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    If anything that criticism has prompted awareness which could be a contributing factor in the diversity of the shows guest players. Which gives me a thought. With CR now being their own channel their is a chance we might see more CR shows. A campaign starring some already well beloved guests and their beloved characters would be low hanging fruit in that regard. They would just need the right DM. They would also need to find 6-7 people who are free once a week, every week for 4 hours and a DM who could handle that load. Among their prior guests there are probably only a few people who could possibly commit the time and it isn't known if they'd be willing to commit the time. Foster talks about a game he co-DMs and it is not a weekly game.
  • 06:24 PM - Reynard quoted BookBarbarian in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    They would just need the right DM. Fine. I'll do it.

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019


Monday, 11th March, 2019

  • 06:23 PM - BluejayJunior quoted BookBarbarian in post Casting Verbal spells in armour
    This is how I've always thought about it. But I don't see the proposed change disrupting balance either. Agreed. It would probably rarely come up. Even if you specifically built a caster around this, I don't think there would be enough V only spells to be effective.

Friday, 8th March, 2019

  • 01:42 AM - squibbles quoted BookBarbarian in post Mythological Figures: Conan the Barbarian (5E)
    Well I was thinking about Barbarians again today, surprise surprise, and I remembered how much I liked this. So I had to go back and find it and make a copy for my own tweaking purposes. With some feedback this would be really cool to see on DmsGuild. Edit: I do apologize for the thread necro and possible increased back and forth about tangent fictional characters that may result from it. I would like to express my approval of the thread necro. Also, the quoted subclass is pretty cool, though I don't like that it gets two features at 6th level. And, in any case, Conan would be better represented by a jack of all trades feature than the "barbaric prowess" feature. Really, it should just be a barbarian subclass with a bunch of skill buffs. And, mostly, the quoted subclass does that in a thematically suited manner.

Thursday, 7th March, 2019

  • 01:43 PM - CTurbo quoted BookBarbarian in post Aasimar Bardbarian opinions
    Scourge Aasimar make neat Barbarians, and the Healing ability they get is a nice get out of jail free card for a 14+ Zealot who is raging beyond death. Zealots Radiant damage also will work with unarmed strikes if you do go the Tavern Brawler Route. I would be playing this right now if one of my party wasn't already an Aasimar and I didn't want to steal her thunder. Yeah I wish I could play that 14 level character, but I've been told this group has never made it to level 14 and their campaigns usually stall out around level 10 or 11 in most cases. Taking a Bard level or more is pretty much giving up on ever seeing Barbarian 14. Still I feel like it fits too well to pass up. I need to pick 3 1st level rituals out of- Comprehend Languages Detect Magic Identify Illusory Script Speak With Animals Unseen Servant -and I like all off them but Illusory Script so I'm having a hard time deciding lol


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