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  • jasper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    If they die, they die. Skully has 55 names on him. I roll out in the open and most of the time don't play favorites. Occasionally I will split the attacks over a couple of pcs to be nice. Being nice depends on my mood, new player, etc. PC death should be covered in session 0 and revisited before each session. But I hate Captain Kirk campaigns.
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    Yesterday, 01:14 PM
    Waterdeep Heist Chapter 1 to 3 Second play thorough. Ok this time I am tossing out anyone over 5th level. My group so far has been half Sunday Regulars, and half new to D&D or new to AL. So far they have no even commented a minor crime. Solved Lif's murder. And turned over the Nimblewright detector to the cops. Ages are preteen to 60s.
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    Yesterday, 01:10 PM
    4 hour sessions. But depending on who shows up. They are massively over powered, so there is no point of me adding extra monsters which can't do serious damage to them. Occasionally some diplomats show up and make nice with most the monsters. I also make sure if possible the levels communicate. So the drow alliance with the party is still going on. And two of my regular players are playing the...
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    Yesterday, 12:56 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 21 +1 = 22 Dimensional Shackles 19 Dust of Dryness 12 - 2 = 10 Efreeti Bottle 18 Figurine of Wondrous Power 16 Folding Boat 17 Heward's Handy Haversack 14 Horn of Valhalla 20
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    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 05:39 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 21 Dimensional Shackles 19 Driftglobe 5 -2 = 3 just drift away Dust of Dryness 16 Efreeti Bottle 20 Figurine of Wondrous Power 21 +1 = 22 I HAVE THE POWER OF GREY GOAT Folding Boat 18 Heward's Handy Haversack 16 Horn of Valhalla 24
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    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 05:37 PM
    WTF THREE FREAKY STAFF OF THE MAGI. I know why some AL Dms complain.
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    Saturday, 20th July, 2019, 05:19 PM
    Dungeon of The Mad Mage Session 18 Arcturiadoom and Maze Level Big boom, Big Boom, Big Boom and Small Boom Day 35 Evening to near midnight. AP 4 TP 8 Renown 1 Downtime 10 PC Killed 8 Monster Killed 706 Villains Captured 13 Villains Escaped 28 Magic Item unlock Dwarven Thrower Story item for this level only Had a very strong group of four. Bankshot warlock fighter level 15, Drew Sorcerer...
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 09:22 PM
    That this thread took so long to reach 150 gripes. Come you are games. GRIP AWAY.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 09:18 PM
    Hmm. I have learn if a weapon/attack/etc is too good, is to ask the player to limit it uses to x per day.
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    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 06:35 PM
    jasper replied to Is This Odd?
    I have to laugh at MarkB’s comment. I had more bad players crack a MM open at home than those who opened a MM in Public. Of course some of bad players were only in the house because they were snuggle partners with my regular good players. In the past I placed Monster Manuals in the game. Find the right monster tome and you could crack open the MM during combat. Now days after learning to just...
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    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 01:48 PM
    jasper replied to Is This Odd?
    No. It is not odd. Unless you have an ability you should not be opening the MM during the game. NOT COOL. As to the gamestore owner getting involved. I think "Young Fella" open the book, was told to put away, and told the DM to take a hike. So the DM send him to the mommy for a spanking.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 01:43 PM
    Hey we all know efreeti are HOT!
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    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 01:04 PM
    Why yes it can. In the hands of an actor who knows his contract is for two years. It looks silly. But it must be super uber because Wolf um Worg, the knobbing headed guy who couldn't handle his mall cop job on the Enterprise has one. I seen a lot of silly weapons from tv and movies turn billy bad Beep because they looked cool and the fans wanted them to be the bestest weapon in the game.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 12:58 PM
    Speed bump encounters take few resources and a few minutes. But for every minute pass, that allows the Tomb to move real resources. Moves the time closer to the dead line. EVIL DM. IT is now 00:03 hours. You just missed the deadline by 3 minutes. OOPS.
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    Friday, 19th July, 2019, 12:54 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 21 Dimensional Shackles 20 Driftglobe 6- 2 =4 Dust of Dryness 16 Efreeti Bottle 23 +1 = 24 it is magic in a bottle. No it is whipped cream. No it is both Figurine of Wondrous Power 21 Folding Boat 20 Heward's Handy Haversack 22 Horn of Valhalla 27
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 05:39 PM
    Unless that library is digital... *G*
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 05:38 PM
    It just seems to me that stating "international" or that they are taking the game "worldwide" is like saying "I put gas in my car" (or charge the batteries). Of course they are. The only other option is to limit their own profits and profitability. Not that they have maximized their market penetration within the USA, but there is nothing inherent about D&D that is localized to one place. Hence...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 02:03 PM
    jasper replied to Double Dash
    Thematic. "Thieves are always slippery rogues who run away from the cops. This is dash, move, dash class. Thiefing 050 class." See Jasper's Kickstarter " 500 BS reasons to Justify class special abilities " for more information. Do you want me to reedit that in a different font and different wording to put in you PHB. The general public does not need each special feature spell. It is a...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 01:22 PM
    jasper replied to Double Dash
    Oh noes some classes have features my other class does not. BOO HOO. I have no problems with Thieves spending all their actions moving 90 feet away. Unless as a free action they farted and we had pork and beans for dinner last night.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 01:11 PM
    Speaking of D&D in other countries. This is the first of a series where TJ (Don't start thinking) talks to other dms in other countries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZd1YcePJ4Q&t=29s
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 01:06 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 22 Deck of Illusions 3 -2 =1 Disbelieve roll 3d6 and under your INT Dimensional Shackles 19 +1 = 20 do these come with pink fur covering Driftglobe 6 Dust of Disappearance 6 Dust of Dryness 16 Efreeti Bottle 22 Figurine of Wondrous Power 24 Folding Boat 21 Heward's Handy Haversack 23
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 07:02 PM
    oops forgot to change the number on the tiers played question. But here is my responses. 1.How long have you been playing Adventure League (AL) Three years plus. And come Sept Dming for 3 years 2. Where do you play normally most frequently AL session Local game store 3. When Season 9 begins what kind of PC are you going to be playing? I am Dming. 4. What AL content are you playing in?...
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 07:00 PM
    Those comments really are not very nice or useful to the discussion.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 06:50 PM
    Here is the link and the questions. Season 9 survey al https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoIJJyyyc6eogHlZhy7JH_LqNl9jZ3rsCzyfAEDW9D7XUTbQ/viewform Question and choices 1.How long have you been playing Adventure League (AL) Have not played One year or Less One to three Years Three years plus
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 06:49 PM
    When it comes to lethality to characters their are several factors. One of them are default rules. Another is optional rules. Then of course you have house/table rules. You also have attitude/personality of the DM and players. With the DM obviously (?) dominating the tone. So let's break that down to a few factors/abbreviations; - RAW - Other Rules - People It seems blatantly obvious to...
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 01:25 PM
    Random replies to the thread. Ccs …merchants give you the grand run around…about 65% of the value the junk would've cost if it weren't junk. Oh, and it gets confiscated…. KISSY KISSSY (in Ms Piggy’s voice) an nicely evil dm. Other have brought encumbrance use it. It becomes a quick issue no matter which rules you use. Ad_hoc .. infamous cat burglar…. Pussy Galore who would steal shiny...
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 01:08 PM
    THAT IS A FACT JACK! And why is it a problem?
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 01:06 PM
    jasper replied to Double Dash
    Ok why not allow it? The pc used both his move, his action, and his bonus action to either run away or get closer. So slow monsters learn to shell and peel the fighter first and fast food is not good for you.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 01:00 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 23 Deck of Illusions 6 +1 = 7 just to be odd Dimensional Shackles 19 Driftglobe 7 Dust of Disappearance 10 Dust of Dryness 17 Efreeti Bottle 22 Figurine of Wondrous Power 25 Folding Boat 25 Heward's Handy Haversack 24
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:57 PM
    Another DM tip, tell the player the race is not allowed in your campaign. If they can't accept that tell them you see them on taco Thursday.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:55 PM
    Kender were proof that the gawds were still around Krynn. Any law abiding town would shot kender on sight, and arrested their companions for bring dangerous animals into town.
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 06:18 AM
    No. Would you give another character 2 bonus actions per turn just because they have access to more than 1?
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 01:15 AM
    You've never seen a gnome paladin? Or a halfling barbarian? Or a dwarf wizard? Boy, you must not be around very creative players! Oh, and I suspect you meant "characters" when you said players, I don't think we are allowed to discuss player's racial tendencies :)
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 09:03 PM
    You post things to get your post count high! You call that art? I seen better work on the fridge. Drizzit is a DM's Pet
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 02:12 PM
    HHEY HEY KID GET OFF MY LAWN. Here is old fart years Last year - 1 to 3 years ago Sometime in last decade 5 to 15 years ago Several years ago - 10 years ago to just after high school graduation. In my life time- yesterday to 1000 years ago
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 01:09 PM
    Even worst a demon goddess of fungi with breastess.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 01:07 PM
    Tabaxi is part human, part cat.) Another pet peeve, Cat people dog people etc, where the female has Size 36 breastess. But cat and dog have multiple breastess .
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 01:00 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 24 Deck of Illusions 8 +1 = 9 Dimensional Shackles 19 Driftglobe 9 Dust of Disappearance 12 Dust of Dryness 17 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 1 -2 = -1 dust to dust goodbye Efreeti Bottle 22 Eversmoking Bottle 4 Figurine of Wondrous Power 25
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 05:53 PM
    1 d4 because it is a silly looking weapon.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 03:56 PM
    Gee Sacrosanct, you mom was mean. My mom show me three times how to thread her Singer. Then as long as I didn't use her good scissors, I could sew what I wanted. (still kicking myself for giving her knee operated Singer to charity). Let see Fall of 1982 Ft Devens Mass, specialty store had some costumes, PX had some fabric. 1984 Ft Ord Calif. Late 1984 West Berlin PX had fabric. And as soon as I...
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 03:44 PM
    Stopped in 2004 due becoming parent to my parents, got tired of my group, needed more time with wife. Restarted around May 2016. My old group was a mixed of SCA and just D&D players. Since I couldn't do SCA due to caretaker role, gaming was my only downtime. However old group wanted to move Sunday gaming, 30 minutes away. No problem there. But they wanted to do multiple systems; a little problem...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 02:12 PM
    Elfs trance equal 8 hours of sleep. Get rid of trance. Dex not affecting heavy armour. Having to do accounting for some material components People who create these threads People who response to these threads.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 02:07 PM
    That is because the ale is really Pabst Blue Ribbon beer which everyone agrees is just water.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 02:04 PM
    When it comes to world building the DM RULES. The DM does not have to give a great reason why a race is banned. Just say it is banned. Then the whiners will whine either “BUT BUT BUT it is an official race in an official book. “ Or “You are a rotten DM, I can’t player my character if you ban X race. Whimper Whine.” In my homebrew gnomes have cornered the market on gems. All gnomes are suspect...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 12:56 PM
    Also in small town American you had Fabric shop which sold costume patterns. You also had Grannys who ONLY HAD SINGER sewing machines who could be talked into sewing stuff for teenagers. DAMN Sacrosanct makes 1984 sound like 1884.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 12:49 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 23 Deck of Illusions 12 Dimensional Shackles 20 +1 = 21 Slap the cuffs on me baby Driftglobe 9 -2 = 7 Dust of Disappearance 14 Dust of Dryness 16 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 7 Efreeti Bottle 22 Eversmoking Bottle 9 Figurine of Wondrous Power 24
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 06:28 AM
    I wasn't suggesting comma was a RAW "condition", rather a natural language idea that exists in the real world and could be used as an analog in game :) We do know that a character can be unconscious at 0 HP (or dead), and that is what I was implying. That a character could be unconscious, at 0 HP and effectively in a comma since they could not normally gain HP to become conscious. I don't...
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 04:42 AM
    Or would they just be in a comma? i.e. unconscious and unable to become conscious because they can't get (normal) hit points? Hence why I might rule Raise Dead followed by Aid or other temporary hit points would get the character conscious, then either a long rest (if the tempo HP last that long) or Greater Restoration so that they can then take a long rest and regain their hit point max.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 06:07 PM
    Seems like the character needs a blood donation! (After all, that to me is what the reduced HP max of a vamp is, a blood drain.) I like S'mon 's idea. Sounds like fun to me :) *EG* To me, Raise Dead alone would not be sufficient, after all, the character only would have 0HP. Maybe they would be alive but in a coma until some means is found to raise their HP max. Does that imply RD is needed...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:25 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 22 Deck of Illusions 14 Dimensional Shackles 20 Driftglobe 9 Dust of Disappearance 16 Dust of Dryness 15 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 8 +1 = 9 just to make people choke on it Efreeti Bottle 22 Eversmoking Bottle 12 Figurine of Wondrous Power 23
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:09 PM
    Dungeon of The Mad Mage Session 17 Trobriand’s Gauntlet and Arcturiadoom Day 35 Noon to Evening Day 35 AP 4 TP 8 Renown 1 Downtime 10 PC Killed 8 Monster Killed 701 Villains Captured 13 Villains Escaped 28 Magic Item unlock Dodecahedron of Doom story item page 178, and Orb of Gonging TP 2 gong with 600-foot range. Had a strong group of four. John C Sorcerer, Bankshot warlock fighter, Joseph...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 12:30 AM
    Owners, adventurers and passengers. As both a player and DM I've never had the party crew the ship in a fantasy campaign except as noted below. I leave that to a crew of NPCs. One thing I do is take a hint from a friend of mine who a small boat sailor. He often captain's sail boats in regattas for the owner(s). He runs the crew, but the owner still tells him what s/he wants. So, the owner...
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 01:59 PM
    11. Hostile Takeover DC 12 Wis or your loot is theirs 12. Cash on hand DC 10 INT save or your coin is theirs 13. Briefcase add +2 to pirates AC 14. Golden Parachute aka feather fall
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 12:58 PM
    My Dm Alfred E Newman says why worry about how a minor plot point disses your hobby.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 12:51 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 22 +1 = 23 it summer here. Drink Deck of Illusions 13 - 2 = 11 I disbelieve this is a thing Dimensional Shackles 20 Driftglobe 15 Dust of Disappearance 20 Dust of Dryness 17 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 13 Efreeti Bottle 22 Eversmoking Bottle 14 Figurine of Wondrous Power 21
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 04:15 PM
    6. Pet Monkey/Parrot attacks 7. Rum breath (disadvantage on next turn) 8.Peg leg stomp ( lose 10' movement) 9. Mug smash another stun attack
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 02:05 PM
    Hmm Next time the heroes rest just outside the villains door, have the villain's granny show up serving chicken soup, cookies/biscuits, and tea. Make sure she asks if they have on clean underware. Needless to say, the din din is a three part poison. Or have the villains mom show up sharing baby pictures of the villain.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 01:11 PM
    Oh my stars and garters people putting d&d (and other hobbies) aside because they have started dating. HOW LAST MONTH. On of my semi regulars has started dating. Dating night is same as the normal Friday game.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 01:06 PM
    Different groups different styles. As long as you enjoy running both, have fun.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 01:03 PM
    Decanter of Endless Water 20 Deck of Illusions 14 +1 = 15 stack the deck Dimensional Shackles 20 Driftglobe 16 Dust of Disappearance 20 Dust of Dryness 18 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 14 Efreeti Bottle 22 Eversmoking Bottle 15 Figurine of Wondrous Power 24
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 01:01 PM
    I larp as NPC clerk for a retirement fund business. There are no other games.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 01:45 AM
    Well, it seems like his tactics to achieve notoriety has worked now that more and more sites are advertising his site/etc.
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 01:40 AM
    Eh. The portrayal of D&D as something you stop playing when girls showed up was true to the time period. And the gifting of the D&D books to the younger sister at the end was a positive. Personally I wouldn't worry about it. I think most people are smart enough to realize that much of ST is a period piece. Just like all the smoking is so frequent on the series. It's true to the times, and...
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 01:04 PM
    Why? Very few campaigns are going to last hundreds of years. And very few monsters have age effects. I have only killed PC from age effects since 1980. A solution looking for a non problem.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 12:58 PM
    I totally agree with you. IF you bring back the age chart where your stats physical stats decrease with age bracket and mental stats increase with age bracket. Until Venerable age bracket. Then every thing decreases. This would overrule the various ageless features classes get.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 12:53 PM
    Daern's Instant Fortress 1 - 2= -1 I play for keeps Decanter of Endless Water 21 Deck of Illusions 15 Dimensional Shackles 20 Driftglobe 17 Dust of Disappearance 20 Dust of Dryness 17 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 18 Efreeti Bottle 22 Eversmoking Bottle 16
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 02:22 PM
    Daern's Instant Fortress 7 Decanter of Endless Water 20 Deck of Illusions 15 Dimensional Shackles 20 Driftglobe 16 Dust of Disappearance 22 Dust of Dryness 18 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 18 Efreeti Bottle 21 +1 = 22 Eversmoking Bottle 18
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 01:14 PM
    Daern's Instant Fortress 11 Decanter of Endless Water 20 Deck of Illusions 17 Deck of Many Things 4 - 2 = 2 cut the cards Dimensional Shackles 20 Driftglobe 20 Dust of Disappearance 21 Dust of Dryness 17 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 20 Efreeti Bottle 21
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 04:19 PM
    Daern's Instant Fortress 15 Decanter of Endless Water 19 Deck of Illusions 18 Deck of Many Things 7 +1 = 8 to stack the deck Dimensional Shackles 20 Driftglobe 20 Dust of Disappearance 20 Dust of Dryness 19 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 20 Efreeti Bottle 21
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 04:07 PM
    Dungeon of The Mad Mage Session 16 John C gets a little peace. Maze Level and Trobriand’s Gauntlet Day 32 Morning to Day 35 Noon. AP 4 TP 8 Renown 1 Downtime 10 PC Killed 7 Monster Killed 61 Villains Captured 13 Villains Escaped 28 PC Captured 4 PC Released 4 I had a strong group of four Bankshot warlock fighter, John C Sorcerer, Skye Monk Rogue and Nathar Darkblood (who dances on the...
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 02:38 AM
    How about a goblin inquisitive rogue? Or a air genasi storm sorcerer pirate?
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 06:04 PM
    Fighter, Wizard, Cleric, Thief. The rest are just rehashes or silly.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 04:59 PM
    After level 3 it's perfect when you run 8 hour sessions...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 01:53 PM
    teacher! Teacher! Hussar is assigning home work assignments again. And it has to with Sadistics.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 01:49 PM
    Shield spell becomes nearly useless after level 10. I am Adventure League dm. It appears you have the same group. Heavy on the magic. Some good combat builds. AL generally increases the monster mob by 2 for 7 players. Your problem is what is suppose to be an easy fight is a hard fight. Talk to your DM. Ask them to vary the difficulty level. Early in my D&D career I did try to make all...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 01:17 PM
    MONSTERS AND VILLAINS WANT TO WIN TOO! So no free healing shrine. No long rest with the BIG BOSS also able to do stuff. **** hmm. BOB. We know we have just rooms 22 and 26 to go. We are down half our hp. LONG REST. DM OK. Boss Monster. Hello Monsters are US. I need a dozen orcs, 2 dozen goblins, one star spawn mage. And some blood pudding. Yes my account number is 666. Ok. I need next...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 01:04 PM
    To sum up. Cons with a published and approved code of conduct can create a Tier 1 module. July 14 is is closing date for con with a date range of Jan 1 2020 to March 31 2020 http://dndadventurersleague.org/community-created-content-v2/
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 01:00 PM
    Alchemy Jug 7 Bag of Holding 5 Bag of Tricks 2
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 07:03 PM
    ...Move Earth. A character can in one hour move 3,000 5' cubes of dirt == 375,000 cubic feet. Seems a little silly.... WHY DON'T ISEE A 5 ' HOLE MR COOL HAND wATERRABBIT, screamedBoss Godfrey ... Move Earth... WHY DO I SEE 5 ' HOLE MR COOL HAND wATERRABBIT IN MY YARD, screamed Boss Paul **** ...Also, it being free means there's never any good reason for the Cleric to deny its casting.........
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 05:50 PM
    That's cool. I'm curious, is it distributed freely?
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 05:35 PM
    Not what I took away from the previous discussion at all :) Sure, it could be done. But I don't think its better than the widely accepted model of a players guide and a game masters guide and then expansion sources format.
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 03:55 PM
    "Dear PCS, Heard you coming. Thanks for making change my ways. I took most of the loot. And don't break the pentagram as you open the door. " The wizard quietly superglues the whisk broom to the bottom of door. Throws the demon some left over gp and leaves quietly by teleportation.
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 01:28 PM
    Alchemy Jug 12 -2 = 10 Bag of holding 9 + 1 = 10 Hey I need one for my D&D stuff. Bag of Tricks 4 Carpet of Flying 4
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 10:06 PM
    One of the things I think they need to keep separate is making sure the box sets fill a different niche than the books do. Otherwise they threaten to fracture their market/customer-base. ("We play using the box sets." vs. "Oh, we use the real books.") To me, the books are the detailed sources; dense, compressed content, be that the PHB, MM, or an AP. Box sets are more of a 'getting start with'...
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 08:19 PM
    Well when I first saw the thread title my immediate reaction was "No, that would be stupid, didn't work the first time, would be worse now." But, talking just about box sets. I do believe their will be more box sets. And I think those are good things. But, using them as a means to expand upon the rules is a *bad* thing. I do note that they have effectively done that with sidekicks, and I'm not...
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 06:13 PM
    Robus swap out the placement of orc and ranger. Does sound fair if the orc is firing an arrow at your ranger for an instant kill? So as some have said by rules, advantage, surprise round etc. BUT if the orc does not matter to the adventure I may MAY give you an instant kill. But instant kills will be rare, or you have lots damage output per hit.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 04:36 PM
    I suggest you do three things. Talk to your players about tactics. AKA RUN AWAY. Get a plastic skull and start writing pcs names on it. (I bring out skully when the tough should be going). Adjust the encounter (this requires xp to do on the fly.)
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 03:20 PM
    Me, Myself, and I. Might as well make money on a character I dislike.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 03:02 PM
    Alchemy Jug 15 -2 = 13 this does not cut the mustard Bag of Holding 7 Bag of Tricks 7 + 1 = 8 tricky Carpet of Flying 11
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Sunday, 27th January, 2019

  • 01:21 AM - pukunui mentioned LordEntrails in post What is your way for doing Initiative?
    LordEntrails: Using software to automate the process would certainly make alternative initiative methods more appealing. Unfortunately for me, I don't use any software when I run my games, so we'd be stuck with stopping the combat at the end of each round, having everyone reroll, having me shuffle the initiative tents I hang on my DM screen around to reflect the new order, then commencing with the next round of combat.

Monday, 21st January, 2019

  • 12:52 PM - dave2008 mentioned LordEntrails in post PotA - speed up needed
    One of the players is quite cautious about descending into places that they won't be able to cope with, so wants them to dungeon crawl through everything. This could potentially take another year of play!! I believe that is why LordEntrails suggested the dungeons be clear when the PCs get there. Leave signs they have fled or retreated and that they know the PCs are coming for them. Make it clear the cult is break up based on the success of the PCs. They should make them fell good and move the story along to where the cultist are making the final stand. I think they can cope with the Fane and the Weeping Colossus. It's just the final showdown could be lethal... "Could be lethal" are the most exciting challenges to overcome and the ones the players might talked about for years later.
  • 01:56 AM - dave2008 mentioned LordEntrails in post PotA - speed up needed
    There are 5 in the party. Elf Monk, Dwarf fighter, elf/half elf ranger (can't remember!), Gnome rogue/wizard and elf druid/barbarian. The druid/barbarian is looking sub optimal.. The fighter, monk and ranger dish out a ton of damage each round, only one at range though, which wouldn't be good against Imix. Ok, with 5 PCs I think you should probably be just fine against Imix (he is only CR 19) if the group is prepared. Ogremoch might be a bit tougher. However, you know your group the best. I would take @LordEntrails suggestion and then don't change anything with the Princes themselves.

Monday, 7th January, 2019

  • 09:02 PM - Satyrn mentioned LordEntrails in post Miles per day on horseback: how many?
    A less severe alternative might be that the horse could not be ridden for the rest of this day and the next. Presumably, speed is currently of value to the party, so that would still be a meaningful penalty. That's definitely more reasonable than what I'd do. I just don't like horses. Though that was before reading LordEntrails' post. Now I love horses.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018

  • 08:26 AM - Enevhar Aldarion mentioned LordEntrails in post Anyone else find this really irritating?
    LordEntrails Elfcrusher I sort of lost track in this thread who was arguing which side of this, but basically it is legal for the owner of the product to make a backup or an alternate format of the product. That means you, personally, have to make it for it to be legal. As soon as anyone does this and then shares it with other people, even for free, then copyright laws, etc are being violated. You also need to keep ownership of the original for your copies to stay legal. For example, you can't just buy a DVD or CD or something, make a copy of it, and then sell or give away the original without making your copy illegal to own, in the US at least.

Friday, 28th September, 2018

  • 09:31 PM - Dannyalcatraz mentioned LordEntrails in post Roll20 users; are my impressions right or wrong on this
    Been saying for more than a decade that, in the Social Media Age, how a company handles customer complaints and service are more important than ever. And I keep getting proven right. When I started playing D&D, a complaint like that might have been seen by the company and a couple dozen people. Now, as pointed out by LordEntrails, it’s international news. And as Gradine insightfully adds, there’s a bunch going on in the world that- in the past- would have buried this story even if it had gotten mainstream media notice. I’ve seen companies in some of my other hobbies take serious hits to their bottom lines or even go out of business for mishandled complaints that went viral without Newsweek broadcasting it.

Saturday, 18th August, 2018

  • 04:55 AM - pukunui mentioned LordEntrails in post Need a Short Dungeon for a Ranger's Tomb
    Prakriti: That's awesome! Thank you. Maybe what I'll do is make it so that, if the PCs succeed in dealing with the Zhent mercs, then one or more villagers will reveal the location of Mornbryn's tomb, at which point I'll run your suggestion. LordEntrails: Thanks for the links. Unfortunately, it looks like I can't view the maps without a Fantasy Grounds account. :(

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Sunday, 11th March, 2018

  • 07:51 AM - FrogReaver mentioned LordEntrails in post The Monetization of D&D Play
    LordEntrails I got bored. Man, don't you see, this is exactly the problem. If you have a buddy willing to DM, why not support the poor guy now that he's investing so much time and money, and all you do is show up with your character on a sweat-stained sheet without knowing any of your own spells. That the DM enjoys preparing (which is true) is a weak argument against not helping him out in any way. Players are entitled and lazy.

Saturday, 21st October, 2017

  • 03:09 PM - canucksaram mentioned LordEntrails in post More details
    @LordEntrails I find D&D's regular XP system to be too much accounting. This system is meant to be simpler in that XP points accumulate from categories similar to video game "achievements." I am looking for new XP awards to add to the ones I already have. New "'achievements," as it were. At the beginning of each session the players recount the events of the last session and hand out XP collectively, helping each other remember who did what. The DM listens and has veto power over awards that seem gratuitous. As for how the XP system works, well: To advance to the next level takes (new level squared) in XP (and in my home game a period of downtime is also required). Going from Level 1 to Level 2 takes 4 XP. Going to Level 3 takes another 9 XP. Going to Level 4 takes another 16 XP. And so on. One of the drains on XP is that it can be traded in for Inspiration. This can be done a number of times per session equal to your character's Proficiency Bonus, with 1 XP buying you 1 Inspiration. Rolepla...

Wednesday, 9th August, 2017

  • 06:31 AM - Jester David mentioned LordEntrails in post WotC Names 10 "Adepts" On Their DMs Guild Store
    This. I know Paizo regularly cultivates new talent via their RPG Superstar series. Was hoping Adept was that but it ends up being people who are already doing well...? I'm with LordEntrails that this would work well as a two step process. The first step is get the program and the icon recognized. Raise awareness. And focusing on people who can spread the world - such as via Organized Play, podcasts, and the Maze Arcana stream(s). Then, for the following Storyline, they can do a greater mix of DMsGuild others and other creatives... As a Cypher creator, I'm more interested to see if other companies will follow this Guild example. Five companies started when DTRPG opened the program up and now it's eight. Vampire is the big one IMHO. A few others have opened their rules (Cortex) but that's little more than an OGL. Cypher picked an odd setting, not going with a central one. 7th Sea seems to be the only one letting their core setting be open. I wouldn't mind more settings and rules being open. I spent much of July designing homebrew for Star Trek Adventures and just giving it away, earning nothing but praise and the thanks of my fellow gamers. Pfft. Like I can spend that o...

Monday, 31st July, 2017

  • 11:00 AM - transtemporal mentioned LordEntrails in post Boss Fight Help
    What LordEntrails said. If the spell said "affects enemies" I'd let it affect all the drones without having to identify them but this says you must "designate creatures you can see" so I reckon you have to specifically select who gets affected and who doesn't. Having said that, I'd let the cleric make an intelligence check to correctly identify who's who as an action.

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Thursday, 20th July, 2017

  • 03:11 AM - Quickleaf mentioned LordEntrails in post What do you want in a published adventure? / Adventure design best practices?
    LordEntrails Lanefan Sounds like, even though you have varying answers, you're coming at the question from a "verisimilitude" paradigm: What belongs in this dungeon? I'm also curious about the role such rooms have at the table, during actual play. For example, do they just feel like wasted word count, at best offering the PCs a "break" from the other fantastic elements of the dungeon? Or do they have some other purpose in your games that makes such banal spaces desirable for ACTUAL PLAY purposes? Why does it matter to the players? One D&D trope – and this is evident in the adventure I referenced earlier, Blood and Fire by Paul Baichtal in Dungeon #63 – is a secret entry through the cellars/cistern/latrine. So, if using a cellar/cistern/latrine in that way, it has an effect for actual play: giving the players another choice of entry points into the dungeon. http://i.imgur.com/Qny57fo.png One thing I've encountered in my own games is when I start laying on the fantastic elements thick an...

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

  • 11:26 PM - Quickleaf mentioned LordEntrails in post What do you want in a published adventure? / Adventure design best practices?
    I'll share my thoughts on your adventure LordEntrails and also the one you mentioned ArwensDaughter once I get a chance to read them. On a related note, someone was surprised when I mentioned that DMs Guild now offers print-on-demand. Wanting to gauge the quality and what's possible for their pod service, I just received a print copy of the Elemental Evil Player's Companion. Btw it's not just WOTC products that are pod on DMs Guild, a smattering of smaller publisher/individual offerings too. About 26-28 pages (which makes me guess the usual 8/16/32 page "reams" limitation is not a factor). Sturdy glossy soft cover, nice clear full-cover heavyweight pages with no bleeding. Staple bound, feels sturdy enough, but it's really cheap binding. From this product, doesn't seem like it's possible (given the way DMs Guild is doing this through whoever fulfills their pod orders) to do "pull-out maps" or anything that would detach from the binding easily. I took a few pictures to share... Sturdy for a softcover, good feel http://i.imgur.com/5mmPhm...

Monday, 3rd July, 2017

  • 11:23 AM - Lanefan mentioned LordEntrails in post What do you want in a published adventure? / Adventure design best practices?
    ...ne – but (I think) it reads more clearly. My immediate response on seeing that is you could save a bunch of page count and get much more info in a single two-page spread by both slashing the font size in the main and boxed text (you're using 11, I'd go 9) and finding a non-serif typeface like what you've used for the monster stat blocks. The headers can be whatever. Another way to save some space is instead of actually putting boxes around the boxed text, just highlight it or italicize it or make it a different colour. Is the adventure in question going to be available purely through PDF format? I would expect that's the case, but I figure it's best to confirm. Going on that assumption, I think you should consider setting aside formats and methods established by print media. So, linking to relevant info throughout the PDF is better than an index.In case it matters, everything I'm saying here is based on print only. If it's not on paper, I don't want it. :) That said, LordEntrails suggested upthread that DMs who run sandbox/open world campaigns aren't the target for most published adventures. I've several bookshelves here that would like to respectfully disagree with that opinion. :) Lan-"the game world is the sandbox; the adventure modules are the toys in it"-efan

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017

  • 11:31 PM - darjr mentioned LordEntrails in post Mike Mearls interview - states that they may be getting off of the 2 AP/year train.
    LordEntrails posted this in another thread. Free AAW adventure. Note they also have FG conversions, but not sure if they have a free one, https://adventureaweek.com/subscribe/free-adventure/ Here's a free is a free ENsid5r, https://www.patreon.com/posts/into-feywild-100-6755905 Read more: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?528110-Amazon-PHB-has-new-competition-and-Tales-from-the-Yawning-Portal/page5#ixzz4dPuls9aP

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Wednesday, 11th January, 2017

  • 02:51 AM - Quickleaf mentioned LordEntrails in post New Creature Critique - Dagonspawn
    LordEntrails I think you're on the right track now. I would cut the Hardened Shell trait entirely because it's superfluous. Just like whatever resistances / condition immunities in the normal place for the monster (like you've done), and then under Abyssal Tentacles note how the tentacles are damaged differently.


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Sunday, 21st July, 2019

  • 10:55 PM - Parmandur quoted LordEntrails in post Tyranny of Dragons Getting Republished in Combined Anniversary Volume
    Do we have any idea who is going to be credited with the changes/updates for this? I'm wondering if they are using it a 'training' piece for a new developer or if this is being re-done by the original or some other crew. We do not know: however, Wolgang Baur and Steve Winters worked with WotC writing the updates tonthenold modules in Ghosts of Saltmarsh just a few months ago, and have been public in the past about the issues with cutting and changing material in the originals due to shifting realities (they wrote an encounter with 3 CR 3 Assassins, in the final MM they were CR8 but the encounter was already published, there was going to be another dragon dungeons, etc). I would not be surprised if they got a second crack at this, considering their relationship with WotC and stature as developers.
  • 10:54 PM - aramis erak quoted LordEntrails in post Systems You'd Never Play after Reading Them
    Burning Wheel - some of the concepts are brilliant and inspired, but hearing GMs who have run several campaigns in it say "I still have a hard time with combat" or "I don't even touch Duel of Wits" makes me pretty leery of giving it a go. I've run a few campaigns of BW. It works. Fight and Duel of Wits are, functionally, options, but I've had no problems using them other than session length. I've never read 7th Sea but I see others gushing about it, enough that it's on my list of "want to try" games. I'll take this as a warning though. Any specifics you can share about why it didn't work? 2e fails on many levels - the most obvious of which is the dice handling time. John desperately needs a translator - his more recent writings need to be migrated to intelligible english. He also used a hard to read font. Spending successes, especially as few as you get, across a scene doesn't appeal to me. 1E fails on a different set. The mechanics are essentially the same as L5R, but getting ri...
  • 05:38 AM - dragoner quoted LordEntrails in post Your Opinion Matters
    As Xaelvaen noted, that's not contradictory to what I said. Taking care of yourself is the most important thing one can do in life. But, just taking care of yourself is not helping others. But, no one has any obligation to help strangers. Of course, if no one within a community looks out for others then that leads to a very unhealthy community (i.e. see the history of racism, slavery, sexism, etc). I 100% agree that people not looking out for each other is bad, and does lead to unhealthy behaviors, such as you mentioned. Taking care of oneself could be seen as taking care as others, as people's problems spread; loneliness is a thing nevertheless. I do review, proofread, RPG products, latest is Elevation for M-Space, specifically because Clarence Redd emailed me and asked me to; I still have yet to put reviews up on DTRPG, because I want to re-read the products and form a more comprehensive review. I also admin a Science Fiction Role Playing Games group on Facebook where people can post ads and re...
  • 01:40 AM - Xaelvaen quoted LordEntrails in post Your Opinion Matters
    I generally follow the policy of if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. That's not actually helpful or nice to the author. And it's not helpful to the rest of the community either. I don't think these two views necessarily contradict one another (thus why I gave XP to both). I know myself, I have to be in a very rare mood to be negative about something - it just isn't in my nature to present my own personal problems with something, because I know things can be appreciated by those who just share different opinions than me. I try to never be negative unless provoked, and even then it is purely a lack of willpower that guides me. Sometimes I feel I have the eloquence to be constructively negative, and sometimes I don't - knowing your own limitations (and obviously practicing to exceed them when others' feelings and livelihood aren't on the line) is important with the sharing of any opinion. There is a very severe 'mob mentality' out there for those who dislike something a...
  • 12:02 AM - dragoner quoted LordEntrails in post Your Opinion Matters
    That's not actually helpful or nice to the author. And it's not helpful to the rest of the community either. It's helpful to me as part of the community, in that it saves me piece of mind. Last time I was even the slightest bit critical of something, here in fact, about an Altered Carbon game, I was raked over the coals and called all sorts of things. "Once bitten, twice shy." I think people should be warned of what might happen to them if they give a critical review. Edit: Cthulhu help someone who is critical of like Zak Smith or Pundit's stuff, where you will be hounded by a 1000 idiots, doxxed, your work attacked, until driven off the internet. Not everyone is of Mearls' stature to shrug this off. It been seen to happen quite a bit, the admonition to give any review other than glowing is asking someone to take a stroll through a minefield.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019

  • 06:43 PM - Aebir-Toril quoted LordEntrails in post "The Future of D&D is International" (Inverse article)
    It just seems to me that stating "international" or that they are taking the game "worldwide" is like saying "I put gas in my car" (or charge the batteries). Of course they are. The only other option is to limit their own profits and profitability. Not that they have maximized their market penetration within the USA, but there is nothing inherent about D&D that is localized to one place. Hence the market has always been worldwide. It's just a matter of funding & managing international expansion. As for localization, I'm all for D&D in as many languages as possible. But their is a real cost to doing that, whether teh people that are doing it are WotC employees or a third party. Maybe a business might be willing to subsidize such a cost, but apparently WotC is not. That leaves 3 choices; 1) pay the higher price and show that translations are a good business investment and provide justification for more products to be translated which will drive down the price as the risk becomes less and competitio...

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

  • 07:48 PM - lowkey13 quoted LordEntrails in post Hidden
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    .... In absolutely none of your "counterpoints" did you at all remotely offer a single shred of evidence that it was better, easier or that you came closer to having as effective of a character taking a non-favored race/class combination in the previous editions than it is in the current edition. All your offered was that you were much more willing to play a character who was just had a generally worse chance of passing 95% of the rolls they would make during the game session when you were younger. But apparently you have a huge problem with it now. If you were willing to play a statistically worse character who would perform 10-20+% worse at everything they did as part of their class back then but now you feel compelled to make the most optimized possible character-- that's you who changed, not a matter of the rules changing. The changes to the rules have in fact made it so that the gap between the worse race/class combination and the best race/class-- outside of using a few badly designed rac...
  • 07:22 PM - Mistwell quoted LordEntrails in post Double Dash
    No. Would you give another character 2 bonus actions per turn just because they have access to more than 1? Uh what? It doesn't work like that. It's one bonus action, and one regular action. Just like always.
  • 06:51 PM - Sacrosanct quoted LordEntrails in post 2e, the most lethal edition?
    When it comes to lethality to characters their are several factors. One of them are default rules. Another is optional rules. Then of course you have house/table rules. You also have attitude/personality of the DM and players. With the DM obviously (?) dominating the tone. So let's break that down to a few factors/abbreviations; - RAW - Other Rules - People It seems blatantly obvious to me that the most significant, by far, like a factor or 10 that "People" is more significant than "Other Rules". And "Other Rules" is more significant to lethality than "RAW". Am I wrong? If not, then any discussion about lethality that ignores the most significant factor is ... of limited applicability in a wider sense isn't it? And since we all know people very widely, are, we going to try and rank people by character lethality? If so that's a very different discussion than this one. Which is why I said this: (Yes, I know any edition can be lethal depending on the DM, but this is factoring RAW...
  • 04:00 PM - Blue quoted LordEntrails in post Double Dash
    No. Would you give another character 2 bonus actions per turn just because they have access to more than 1? Irrelevant. They were specifically talking about a bonus action dash and an action dash. This is the same as a sorcerer casting a quickened cantrip and the same cantrip as their action, which is just fine.
  • 01:59 AM - Nevvur quoted LordEntrails in post Shoe Horning the Races by Class?
    You've never seen a gnome paladin? Or a halfling barbarian? Or a dwarf wizard? Boy, you must not be around very creative players! ... It appears to me you are conflating player creativity with selection of character creation options.

Monday, 15th July, 2019

  • 05:05 AM - Maxperson quoted LordEntrails in post Death and 0 Max HP
    Or would they just be in a comma? i.e. unconscious and unable to become conscious because they can't get (normal) hit points? Coma isn't a condition, so I would think it would be death. They still meet all the necessary conditions to die. Drained to 0 max hit points by the bite. Hence why I might rule Raise Dead followed by Aid or other temporary hit points would get the character conscious, then either a long rest (if the tempo HP last that long) or Greater Restoration so that they can then take a long rest and regain their hit point max. I can see that and I wouldn't argue such a ruling in a game. I'm just not sure if I would go that way or not as DM. I definitely would not allow temporary hit points to work. They specify that they don't stop unconsciousness or stabilize you, and that latter portion would keep me from allowing it to keep the PC alive. The max hit points from Aid are different, though, and I might allow that.

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

  • 08:49 PM - Umbran quoted LordEntrails in post Library of Congress makes D&D accessible in audio format
    That's cool. I'm curious, is it distributed freely? To quote the article: "NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio, mailed to your door for free or instantly downloadable. NLS works to ensure that all may read by providing eligible patrons access to reading material regardless of age, economic circumstances, or technical expertise. Share the gift of reading, and spread the word about NLS so that all may read." So, it is free, if you can show that you have a relevant disability.
  • 09:27 AM - dave2008 quoted LordEntrails in post BECMI for 5e?
    Hence if I buy a book, I know its' not going to overlap with other sources. The boxes don't do that. They duplicate existing rules, and provide a nice box with all the trinkets that are fun to play with. I hope they continue along those lines. Well, the intent was a theoretical discussion of what if we didn't have the hardcovers and the game was only available through the boxes. How would that change things? Would it change things? I like the idea of an Explorer's box. It could include the rules for gnomes, rangers and druids. Include a nice hex crawl map and include the sections of the DMG for such exploration. And of course include a bunch of beasts from the MM and other sources. Maybe it might even include a remake of Expedition to Barrier Peaks... A Seafarer's box could include a map of the MoonSea, and punch out cardboard 3D ship. Include any rules expansions from Saltmarsh (haven't looked at it yet, but people talk about ship rules). Don't know what races and classes you would include, ...

Monday, 1st July, 2019

  • 09:03 PM - Jer quoted LordEntrails in post BECMI for 5e?
    But, using them as a means to expand upon the rules is a *bad* thing. I do note that they have effectively done that with sidekicks, and I'm not sure how that is going to work into the mainstream. Using SKs as an example, I'm not a person who will probably ever buy Essentials for myself, so how do I incorporate or get the SK rules to use? Other new rules will just make that problem even worse. They have a strong model now with the large AP books that add new and appropriate rules people know where to go to get the new rules. And their is very little rules (or content) overlap. I actually think the boxed sets having new rules is something that on a case-by-case basis is fine - so long as the reason for it makes sense for the target audience. I also think duplicating those rules in another book - if it's appropriate - is also fine. The sidekick rules, for example, fill a need that is really common among folks who are trying to learn the game, which is that it's often easy to get one other ...
  • 04:46 PM - PeelSeel2 quoted LordEntrails in post D&D Essentials Kit Offers a New Place to Start
    An advanced or expert boxed set? Other than expanded rules, what much such look like? Something more than just an adventure and a new DM screen. Maybe a campaign setting or including poster battlemaps? So everyone, what would you put in a follow on box set? I was picturing fleshing out the character classes presented in Essentials Kit to 12 15 or 20 in the same, simple manner. Additional spells to the fleshed out level, more magic items, Another Adventure, and another screen with different, pertinent information that could be 'added' to the first one to make an a massive 8 panel screen. I think their is a market for a simple version of 5th edition. It can be the exact same information, just presented in a different manner to ease learning. I think the Essentials Kit is going to be a MASSIVE hit.

Sunday, 30th June, 2019

  • 10:30 PM - Xaelvaen quoted LordEntrails in post Speeding Up Play (Without Being a Jerk)
    I like @Xaelvaen's method too, as long as the players know they are getting rewarded. imo, by having them add the advantage, they know they are getting it. Sure, a few will add it when they shouldn't, but some will forget too. And though +1 is noticeable, it won't really impact game balance. Thank you - and you are quite correct, they know the mechanics beforehand. More importantly, I always ask the new table when I GM at gameshops if they would enjoy the rule. I've also set it to 2 minutes before when introducing new players, and slowly worked down the time limit. I've had a considerable number of people thank me for improving their turn speed, and helping them focus on the strategy of watching other peoples' turns and calculating their own in response.
  • 04:42 PM - TarionzCousin quoted LordEntrails in post Speeding Up Play (Without Being a Jerk)
    A technique I learned at a con, tell your players that when their turn comes around if they have already rolled their dice and can tell you something like "I attack the third goblin with my sword, attack total of 16 for 8 slashing damage" then they automatically get to add +1 to their attack roll.This. Find out what motivates your players and use it to make the game faster/better/more fun. :cool:
  • 10:25 AM - CapnZapp quoted LordEntrails in post Is Pathfinder 2 Paizo's 4E?
    My point, poorly presented, is that if the community feels like the reason PF2 is being created is because Paizo has run out of ideas and that in order to remain relevant and profitable they must change the rule system so that they can re-hash/present all the ideas they have already presented, it will not be well received. On paper, a relevant point. In practice, seldom relevant.


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