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  • jasper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    Those comments really are not very nice or useful to the discussion.
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  • jasper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    THAT IS A FACT JACK! And why is it a problem?
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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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  • jasper's Avatar
    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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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    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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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    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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  • jasper's Avatar
    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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  • jasper's Avatar
    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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  • jasper's Avatar
    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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  • jasper's Avatar
    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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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    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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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 01:53 PM
    (no one is asking that Druid's explode)..... excuse me. I want exploding Druids. Gamers will accept this an interesting limitation on a Druid's powers. it is there green kyptonine.
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  • LordEntrails's Avatar
    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 07:01 PM
    Except go ask someone in marketing or advertizing, customers are notorious for not knowing what they will actually spend their own money on. Sure yea, you have to engage your customer base and make them feel loved, but you have to give them what they want (and will spend money on), not want they ask for.
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    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 06:53 PM
    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.
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    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 02:05 AM
    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. I also do not think that if the purpose of PF2 is to "integrate,...
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    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 12:56 AM
    So something like; "We've created products for all the good ideas we have, so we are going to change the rules just enough that we can re-use all out ideas and just convert them to the new rules." Yea, that will go over well.
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    Saturday, 29th June, 2019, 11:59 PM
    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 way they are ready to go, and they get a bonus for being ready.
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    Friday, 28th June, 2019, 09:05 PM
    Yea, I tried adding them but then got caught up with multiple images in the post and deleted the wrong ones... Give me a minute and I will correct the post.
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    Friday, 28th June, 2019, 09:03 PM
    Have you been between San Diego and San Fran? There's not much empty space out there except Camp Pendelton north of San Diego. And it's not exactly like New England is a megacity sprawl. Reminds me of a story when I was staying with my Grandmother as a teenager. We were going to be driving from upstate New York (Balston Spa) to Vermont (Bennington) and she was adamant that we make sure to take...
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    Friday, 28th June, 2019, 08:49 PM
    You New Englander's, so titled or not!, crack me up. One of your states is like the size of a single county out west. Just for fun I used www.thetruesize.com to put all six of your "states" into California. Lots of room left over.
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    Thursday, 27th June, 2019, 05:41 AM
    I said Other, and only Other. Here's why I didn't/wouldn't pick the others. - Monsters, their are so many out there that are good quality and free, why pay for more? i.e. 1d6 Adventures/Monster a Day has something like 400+ already that I've never had time to go through. - Magic Items, maybe. Because I haven't yet come across any strong collections. But I'd be looking for a large set, not a...
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 10:42 PM
    Yes Lord Mayor, I know necromancy is evil. But I know if I raise your Aunt from the dead we can get her to keep house for you. And cleaning is never evil...
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 05:04 PM
    And there are the stories that begin with; "Hold my beer..."
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 04:43 PM
    Also as an outside observer I've wondered the same as the OP. One other aspect that is implied in this discussion but not stated, Is it known that PF1 is no longer sustainable? Was their an evolve or die mandate? I mean it has seemed like for a long time PF just kept publishing more options, more adventures, more content; and that was their model. Did they simply run out of topics/content or...
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    Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, 01:58 AM
    I don't envision a single arrow to the chest to always be able kill an orc. Even with they don't see the attack coming. So standard combat rules work just fine. Besides, the orc isn't defenseless, he's just unaware of the threat. Maybe I would allow automatic critical damage, but advantage is probably just fine.
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    Tuesday, 25th June, 2019, 04:38 AM
    We played the rules as written (EDIT: or at least as we understood them), and didn't worry about it or try to justify loop-holes. So, no metal armor, no edged weapons, no flaming oil.
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    Monday, 24th June, 2019, 07:32 PM
    I'm with other, don't weaken Str by making all your stuff Dex based. Keep separate Parkour 'tasks' related to their appropriate skill. (Many/majority will be Dex, but some are Str.) For instance; - running up two close walls, Strength (Athletics). - jumping off a stair case and landing in a small area and not falling, Dexterity (Acrobatics) - jump distances based on Str, landing as desired...
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    Monday, 24th June, 2019, 03:14 PM
    Use the very weak encounter adjustment for level 1. What plot hole? I forget the direction but just because travel to east part of desert on the black road is difficult; it does not mean the road come from west part of the desert to the Oasis was difficult. Or your pcs done there got dump and have recovered from their travels too the Oasis. Or I am totally okay starting the pc in a difficult...
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    Monday, 24th June, 2019, 02:32 PM
    Ohmyn .. It says it right in common sense. What happens if they put on metal armor? What happens if someone else knocks them out and they wake up covered in metal armor? Do they explode? Does the universe fold into itself because the impossible has happened? Hopefully their universe has paradox protection..... Judge, " Mr. Druid you have found guilty of trespassing, freeing all the zoo the...
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    Monday, 24th June, 2019, 01:55 PM
    Sorry. Sage advice does tell you what happens. In the first poster he mentions the penalty. What happens if a druid wears metal armor? The druid explodes. So now the rest of the party has to get a mop and bucket. Now there a good reason to sneak into the dungeon to rescue the rest of the party. Knock Knock Thief. " Hey we just had a Druid explode on us. And in the corridor. Can I get a...
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    Monday, 24th June, 2019, 01:30 PM
    Now now Ms Fitzgerald was a great lady but I would NOT call her a legend. Wait a minute. Strike that. She does have a museum https://www.thefitzgeraldmuseum.org/
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    Monday, 24th June, 2019, 12:50 PM
    YOU ARE CORRECT.
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Wednesday, 2nd November, 2016

  • 05:01 AM - MoonSong mentioned LordEntrails in post Post a character, get a Pic.
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Thursday, 29th September, 2016

  • 03:16 AM - Irennan mentioned LordEntrails in post New D&D product listed on Amazon
    LordEntrails As I said, I don't believe that removing a character *automatically* makes a setting poorer, it depends on what that character is to the setting, and what they brings to the table, and how and why the character is removed. When you make a drastic change to a setting, you need to think if it makes the setting richer, and if it adds more than (or at least equal to) what it took away, and if makes the setting lose some iconic feature. Differently from a novel (which GoT mainly is, although it was also used as a game setting) a world setting isn't a story already told, but it's a sandbox where people place their stories. It's good for it to evolve, but not at the price of its defining traits. I wouldn't have been turned away from 4e FR if they just--say--removed Elminster, Drizzt, Halaster and Storm. However they took away characters (like gods, as many of them in the FR are essentially character) and organizations as a whole that define whole pieces of the setting, and for a lot of thos...

Saturday, 14th November, 2015

  • 07:08 AM - leonardoraele mentioned LordEntrails in post Do you find Fantasy Grounds just too much of an investment?
    LordEntrails Thank you for the answer. The coolest feature of roll20 is the Dynamic Light that you described. Really, I and my players love it. But it is a paid feature. Although roll20 does have the Fog of War feature (free), in which the GM manually reveals the map in parts, just like you described FG does. Roll20 works fine for free, really. Dynamic Light is the main reason you would want to pay the subscription. As all the campaign content is hosted in the cloud, storage is another issue. Your campaign can last for months using a free account, but depending on how much maps, handouts, etc. you upload, you eventually will have to pay a subscription to allow more storage space. About creating maps, roll20 offers map creating tools you can use to build maps. However, the tool ins't much refined and there are very few resources to use. Although it works (I have created a lot of maps using it), you will most likely want to create your maps using a third party app and upload it to roll20 anyw...


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Friday, 14th June, 2019

  • 05:28 PM - Morrus quoted LordEntrails in post D&D to change its name next year
    Besides being poorly done Tough crowd. It was OK.
  • 05:21 PM - lowkey13 quoted LordEntrails in post D&D to change its name next year
    IMO, Mr. Howard, the author, was sitting around the house watching his kids and he was bored. Maybe he had a deadline and had to come up with something, anything, to get to his editor. Besides being poorly done, it still reaches it's objective, which is to bring a bunch of clicks to the page so that the site can claim all sorts of click for ad revenue. I mean, yeah, but he could have done so much better. "Hey guys, did you hear the news? They are gearing up for a complete revamp- they are leaning hard into a new, improved AEDU system and a rebranding .... Are you ready for W&W? You know, Warlocks and Warlords?" Some people ... just want to watch the world burn.

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Sunday, 9th June, 2019

  • 10:16 AM - Riley37 quoted LordEntrails in post RPGA, Pathfinder Society and Adventurer's League - why are they all so terrible?
    IMO, organized play suffers from one major flaw; the need to accommodate "competitive optimizers". What I mean by this is gamers who feel the need to have the best character at the table, to reach some sort of 'endgame' where they/their character is the best/most powerful/optimized/awesome character possible. I am not convinced that organized play NEEDS to accommodate those players. IMO, organized play *could* stop accommodating that style of play, and take active measures to discourage that kind of player from participating. This would require some clear intention, communicating that intention across the organization, and some brave willingness to ruthlessly enforce behavioral boundaries. I think it's *possible*. As for volunteer quality: I have known organizations with a high bar for volunteer quality. For some tasks, it's better to recruit and retain a dozen volunteers of reliably high skill and commitment, than to recruit hundreds and retain them all regardless of quality. Sometimes...
  • 02:22 AM - Tony Vargas quoted LordEntrails in post RPGA, Pathfinder Society and Adventurer's League - why are they all so terrible?
    IMO, organized play suffers from one major flaw; the need to accommodate "competitive optimizers". Sounds more like trying to avoid acomodating them. In a home game, the DM can readily recognize and curb such behavior. But, in AL, the rulings not rules philosophy is slightly subverted - AL rulings become the DMs rules, and some of the tools he had thus vanish. I suspect that also discourages some quality DMs from participating, and causes others to run less-awesome games than they might otherwise.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019

  • 12:49 AM - Sacrosanct quoted LordEntrails in post What previous supplements would you like to see brought back for 5e?
    You are wrong. You never need to be online to start the program or access your content. You do need to be online in 2 cases only; 1) when players are joining you from remote locations (i.e. using the internet), 2) if you have players local to your network that are connecting to your game and you use an Ultimate license and the player does not have a license. But neither are those cases relevant to use case you outlined because those are VTT capabilities, not an offline character and campaign builder that you said you wanted. Valid reason. And why it was one of the reasons I explicitly said was understandable. Not sure your price estimate is right, but FG is does cost more than "free" to do what you want. Ok, if it is to you, fine. But given their are numerous offline map builders available (many free), I have no idea why a single tool that does both is so important to you, but if that's your requirement you'll have to wait for FGU (~December 2019) to have everything in one package. ...
  • 12:09 AM - Morrus quoted LordEntrails in post Players 'distressed' by gang-rape role-playing game
    Exactly what should have been done, and nothing else should really be expected. No point in the community blowing up over this. I think we can talk about things which are important to us.

Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

  • 09:29 PM - mythago quoted LordEntrails in post Players 'distressed' by gang-rape role-playing game
    Yep, some do. And the best thing to do is to handle it quickly, openly, and relatively quietly. Why 'relatively quietly' (which is somewhat of a contradiction to 'openly')? Nothing is served by shutting up and agreeing never to speak of it again. For one thing, the convention's quick and decisive response is a good model for other groups to follow. For another, it's great PR for gaming to be a more welcoming place that it's historically been.
  • 06:59 PM - Sacrosanct quoted LordEntrails in post What previous supplements would you like to see brought back for 5e?
    You two do know this exists for 5E right? I mean you are both regulars here you got to know right? Is it just that the product isn't the U/I you want or at the price you want so you ignore it right? Fantasy Grounds. sure, it's designed as a VTT, but it does everything you say you want. - Offline: yep, it is. - Creates and Updates PCs; yep, does that with drag and drop or direct text entry. Agreed it's not billed as a character manager, because you can't easily remove levels, but PC's only take minutes to create and update. - Creates Encounters; yep, does that. Calculates the CR and XP and links to all the NPC entries (plus places them on maps and into the Combat Tracker if you want that). - Digital copies of the Core Books; Yep, they are in a proprietary format so you have to read them in FG, but it's much like any e-pub with inline images, searching, etc. And you do have to buy the books you want or make them yourself. - Basic Map Making with Hyperlinks; OK, so the native map making suck...
  • 06:13 PM - TwoSix quoted LordEntrails in post What previous supplements would you like to see brought back for 5e?
    Not if it does exactly what you want at a price you are ok with. Who cares what it is called? Now, if (as you state) you don't want to pay the price, that's fine. But folks should not continue to claim no such tool exists just because its called something different and costs more than they are willing to pay. If you can me a sample PDF of the characters it generates, I’ll see if it fits my desires well enough to try a demo.
  • 04:03 PM - TwoSix quoted LordEntrails in post What previous supplements would you like to see brought back for 5e?
    You two do know this exists for 5E right? I mean you are both regulars here you got to know right? Is it just that the product isn't the U/I you want or at the price you want so you ignore it right? Fantasy Grounds. sure, it's designed as a VTT, but it does everything you say you want. - Offline: yep, it is. - Creates and Updates PCs; yep, does that with drag and drop or direct text entry. Agreed it's not billed as a character manager, because you can't easily remove levels, but PC's only take minutes to create and update. - Creates Encounters; yep, does that. Calculates the CR and XP and links to all the NPC entries (plus places them on maps and into the Combat Tracker if you want that). - Digital copies of the Core Books; Yep, they are in a proprietary format so you have to read them in FG, but it's much like any e-pub with inline images, searching, etc. And you do have to buy the books you want or make them yourself. - Basic Map Making with Hyperlinks; OK, so the native map making suck...
  • 08:49 AM - Shiroiken quoted LordEntrails in post D&D: Become Human
    No idea. Not familiar with the term. But, if you dismiss a person based on one idea of theirs then you are probably going to have to dismiss; Aristotle, Descartes, Thomas Aquinas, Confucius, Sun Tzu, Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson, Monte Cook, etcHaving looked it up, it would have been quite an argument starter during the 4E era, but in reality it's a nitpicking philosophical viewpoint. Short version: "dissociative mechanics are all game mechanics that are cause by player decision, not character decision," such as the Lucky feat in 5E. He then goes to talk about why they're "not roleplaying," since it's only roleplaying when you have the character make decisions. While I think you are generally correct that dismissing someone based on one idea isn't great, it does give you a good idea into the general mindset the person has about a similar topic. A good example of this for me Jeremy Crawford (head 5E rules guy); I have found from his ideas that he and I fundamentally disagree on how 5E should be playe...
  • 03:26 AM - Tony Vargas quoted LordEntrails in post D&D: Become Human
    No idea. Not familiar with the term. Join date 2015? I suppose that's possible. If so, yeah, you wouldn't get the reference. Lucky you. if you dismiss a person based on one idea of theirs ... ...you ignored the on-topic majority of my post... ...so, y'know be the change and all that...
  • 01:22 AM - Tony Vargas quoted LordEntrails in post D&D: Become Human
    Justin Alexander's The Alexandrian. The guy that coined "dissociative mechanics?" Hard pass. Once the introductory arc wraps up, my players will have free rein to go whatever direction they want, and if they choose to explore the Kingdom Underhill they will find it mired in civil unrest. I'm hoping to get some advice on how to run this sort of adventure Players are more likely to engage with and care about this sort of situation if they have connections to the various factions. That means developing NPCs the players care about, which can be an up-hill climb. It also REALLY depends on the players and their attitudes, especially if they see an analogy to some RL controversies they have opinions about. So, it's likely to be ignored (oh, that kinda sucks, have we heard any rumors about treasure?) Or a source tension (politics are off limits, here, so no example). It's different if you telegraph that one faction is in the right and portray another as jerks, then it still might be a long...

Friday, 31st May, 2019

  • 05:18 PM - Vanveen quoted LordEntrails in post The Making and Breaking of Deities & Demigods
    And apparently you just ignored James post that stated it was a TSR Legal group decision to remove the content without further input from him? I read the post in detail. The larger point was that the "TSR Legal" group decision was, as far as I can tell, a mistake based on insufficient research.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019

  • 10:47 PM - Xaelvaen quoted LordEntrails in post Keeping control of your game while keeping illusion of liberty
    Rise! Rise! I command! You have only been dead for 11 years, you can still breath again! Clearly an epic priest, for True Resurrection can stretch many years more...
  • 05:53 PM - Sacrosanct quoted LordEntrails in post Returning to 2nd Edition
    You can still do that in any system, just make the saves or damage high enough that anything you want becomes just a lethal. Use the slow healing and other options in the DMG and you can do the same thing. Want Rot Grubs in 5E (or any other system)? Then just create them (I did, but not as lethal as 2E). . Well, it's more than just increasing damage and using slow healing in the DMG. You'd have to eliminate non magical healing completely Then cut all the PC's HP by about half. And get rid of the skill system. And change how spells work. Really, there is lot more to do than just increase damage. If you're going back old-school, go 1e. 1e, also known as "The Katana of D&D" is the only appropriate past edition to play.* AD&D. Accept no substitutes. *Okay, the Committee also accepts B/X (Moldvay/Cook) as an answer. 1e with 2e's THAC0, thief skill progression, and the bard class (for those sick enough to want to play a bard). I compromise ;)
  • 05:20 PM - lowkey13 quoted LordEntrails in post Returning to 2nd Edition
    A lot of those reasons were exactly what we didn't like about 2E. DM narrated death with no chance of the players doing anything meaningful to cause it or prevent it. Or perhaps a single save or die roll. You can still do that in any system, just make the saves or damage high enough that anything you want becomes just a lethal. Use the slow healing and other options in the DMG and you can do the same thing. Want Rot Grubs in 5E (or any other system)? Then just create them (I did, but not as lethal as 2E). But, if 2E is the only thing that you want, then play it as is. No need to justify it. No. You should have to justify it, in much the same way a person has to justify a love for gnomes. "What, like, a garden gnome? Wait ... you want to PLAY a gnome? Why would you ever do that?" 2e is the rapier of editions. I mean, sure, I suppose there are people out there, justifying it, telling themselves, "Self, you know what would be awesome? Smiting with a rapier!" Don't be that person. If you're go...
  • 05:44 AM - cbwjm quoted LordEntrails in post Returning to 2nd Edition
    Well, I will say that over on Fantasy Grounds their is actually a growing 2E community. I'm sure it's growth is limited, but since they introduced an official 2E AD&D ruleset and the core books to go with it a couple months ago, their is a bit of a revival over there. No idea how long it will last or how big it will grow, but if you want to play 2E, you can do it anywhere in the world.I thought that was pretty cool that they decided to support 2e on fantasy grounds.


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