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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 PM
    Weekly post: 2 xp Prep Work for the Fight Hawkeye: 23(Obscurative)+86(d100)=109 Hawkeye slips his headset over his eyes and directs his mind into the VR. At once the vibrant colors greet him as they always do, and he finds his avatar standing outside of a small rough-cut timber house with a green tile roof, and smoke drifting out of the brick chimney. A sign over the door of the...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 PM
    Yeah, we were talking about it afterwards and that would have been the better call. However, I don't know if he'd have had the chance. The Tarrasque never got another turn, as he only had about 100 hp left. It is interesting, in that mundane fighters using weapons actually do better damage to the Tarrasque than spellcasters. It has so many defenses against spell casters that it makes them...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 PM
    tglassy started a thread Lvl 20 One Shot Recap
    I Dmíd a lvl 20 One Shot with my brothers the other day. They chose to be an Oathbreaker Paladin and a Wolf Totem Barbarian. I let them pick whatever magical items they wanted. The Paladin picked the Hammer of Thunderbolts, which also needs the Gauntlets of Ogre Power and a Belt of Giant Strength, and I said meh, whatever. He rolled for the belt and got a Storm Giantís Belt, so his strength...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 PM
    Nimbar says, "Merchants, Nobles, and other people with money often buy mid-priced gems, of around 100 gold piece value, to carry around for money, instead of lugging around a bunch of coinage. Those sorts of gems, like pearls, garnets, bloodstones, and the like, have a consistent, but not common availability, so their value remains pretty stable, and they are readily accepted as pseudo-currency....
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 PM
    Before leaving the van, Hawkeye will do as Trollick suggested, and attempt to locate the blueprints of the building in the county records database. He will also see what frequency the drone is on, and attempt to ascertain its security measures, without actually interacting with it directly. If the drone's security looks tough, he will leave it alone. If not, he will try to hack it and take it...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 PM
    Tor laughs heartily at the statement. "You've been in Asylim too long, listening to lies. You think there are only two gods? Ha ha ha. And you think they are set upon causing misery for the world of men? Think again. Men do plenty of evil to themselves, and spread suffering to one another all on their own, without any outside influence whatsoever. The world as a whole has a HUGE capacity for...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 PM
    Maka says, flatly, "When we kill an animal, we use the whole thing. The meat becomes food, the bones become tools, and the skin becomes clothing. Therefore, we should make use of our enemies as well. I don't mean butcher them like an animal; but if they are clinging to life, we should use The Way, to leech out their essence and heal our wounds, which will also put them out of their misery as...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    Edit the post. Go into code mode, the a/A button in the upper left. Delete the =Configure part of the code from your image.
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  • redraider629's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    Thallok laughs at the situation, especially as Sylvar punches Respen. "Did we win?" he asks in a joking manner. He then exclaims, "I was not worried in the least!" Kleborn, thankful they are all alive, says "Well, that went as well as it could." He looks around the room, and focuses on the north wall. He walks slowly to the north wall to examine it a bit closer. GM, can you roll any...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 AM
    SUPPLEMENTAL INFO: You are in a roughly-hewn room with a sand floor; digging a little reveals that about 4 inches below the sand is hard-packed clay, with streaks of limestone. You won't be digging your way out of here anytime soon. The lone, sputtering torch provides just enough light to see that there is something peculiar about the north wall. It is roughly hewn stone, just like the rest...
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  • Diarmadhim's Avatar
    Sunday, 23rd June, 2019, 03:54 AM
    Breaking the awkward and tense moment, I clear my throat. "Glad you all could join. I was beginning to wonder..." I state with a grin. The grin grows into a fullblown smile as I continue, "With it being known there are traps ahead, I'll defer to Tam on taking point. Lead the way, fearless one."
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Saturday, 22nd June, 2019, 10:49 PM
    San-Bolo agree to bring back the intact bird skin to Southroad Fair. Sannit will pass the time during the trip telling the stories of the Seekers adventures, including their previous dealings with Asylim. He will use the increase of prestige after the bird attack to introduce concepts to the soldiers that people should be evaluated for who they are and what they contribute rather than how they...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Saturday, 22nd June, 2019, 10:42 PM
    Taylar will heal and accept healing as fits the need. He will help search the fallen Amiradthae. As for the ones still clinging to life he says, "A quick sharp blow to the back of the head would be the most merciful way."
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Saturday, 22nd June, 2019, 06:36 PM
    Titus mentally directs Morwin to fly up and survey the area. I want to see if he can spot the girl and let Titus know so he can go to her.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 09:43 PM
    Sheldon and Indigo assist Bolo in harvesting useful material from the giant eagle. Though the eagle has a suitable wingspan and enough power to carry off a colt or full grown burro, the bird appears to be all skin, sinew, and feathers, no meat. The talons are each as long as the forearm of a normal person. Of the ten, one thumb talon appears to harbor some proclivity of Way Lines. As...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 09:00 PM
    I always liked how magic worked. Red, black and white wizards, each devoted to a different god. Just something I thought was unique.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 07:31 PM
    Each character receives 5 DP. Maka: 16(readiness) + 30(athletic) + 22(clarity) + 92(d100) + 92(luck) = 252 + 50(range) = 302 Amiradtha: 30(readiness) + 40(obscure) + 20(analysis) + 50(d100) = 140 Damage: 302 - 140 = 162% * 20 = 32 - 6(deflect) = 26 Body: 7 - 26 = -19, dying Maka fires off an incredibly lucky shot at one of the departing enemies. The arrow punches through the torso from...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 02:46 PM
    If we wait a few minutes, I can have a familiar do some scouting for us. If I can have it, my favorite familiar is a Tressym, a familiar option introduced in Storm King's Thunder, which has darkvision, proficiency in stealth and can detect invisible creatures and poisons. And it has Human level Intelligence, although it can't speak. Interestingly enough, in past editions and in the lore it can...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 01:08 PM
    Personally, I'd have the villain have a means of escape if he's the type to not go into a fight without a way out. If nothing else, a Ring of Spell Storing with Dimension Door in it would work, or something similar, if he can't cast the spell himself. Make it obvious how he escaped, though, and make it within the rules, so the players know you're not just handwaving his escape.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 04:06 PM
    This is the OOC thread, not the IC thread, no need to block off your post. But yeah, i was thinking a map would make things easier. I've never been good at making them, but I did find an app that might be helpful. I'll see about getting one put together. Mainly, you've got some hills and the fort is on one of them. The fort isn't much, just a central building with a wall. The building...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 03:54 PM
    Markus the bandit stood in awe of the strange birdman, unable to take his eyes away. He wanted to help? But...weren't they supposed to stop intruders? As he was thinking this, Joey lifted his crossbow, obviously scared and not sure what to do. A cat woman (what's with all the animal people? He must have had too much to drink) ran into the room with a flaming sphere and a flail with blue...
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    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 03:47 PM
    Dex Saves:
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 03:44 PM
    Primus looked back and forth bewteen the remaining troll and the kobolds. The troll was likely the greater threat, so he sent a thought scrambling headache its way. Conserving Psi Points limits what I can do, but at least I can do decent damage. Mind Thrust on Troll: DC 16 INT save or take Psychic damage. Ha! Max Damage! Requesting his head to explode if this kills him, for cool factor....
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 03:39 PM
    Okey doke, it looks like it's just Fradak, gargoyleking, VladtheDestroyer and Neurotic that are in right now, so we'll go on without Shayuri, and Bunny can hop in anytime (see what I did there?) Y'all are currently in "Planning Mode", so if you want to take time to converse and come up with a plan, go ahead, just let me know when you're ready to take on the fort, if that's what you're doing.
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, 09:24 PM
    The Centurion faces Merindell and nods his assent. "I am a ranking officer. They will take me back, especially when I inform them that I was allowed to leave and report the mission's utter failure. I will report that the army was decimated and a few prisoners of war were taken. I will report that Southroad Fair was aided by Boga City and a Maldrog village of which none of us is familiar. All of...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, 09:09 PM
    Spent 3 DP to raise Divination to 4. Trollicks nods at Shatterframe and says, "Good." He turns to Obrik. "You owe us nothing. Your decisions are your own to make." He steps out of the vehicle, waiting on everyone else to exit and the door to close, before speaking again. "Even with this a regular residence, it may look suspicious for four of us to just walk in, unless we go straight to the...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Wednesday, 19th June, 2019, 02:12 AM
    San-Bolo pretend they do not hear the hero-worship and speak to everyone as equals. Bolo will search the downed eagle with Way and collect whatever parts are useful.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 18th June, 2019, 03:00 PM
    I read a number of them. I enjoyed the first trilogy, and the Twins trilogy. After that, they sort of fell in quality, but were still good books. Once all the original characters were gone, though, I sort of lost a lot of interest.
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Tuesday, 18th June, 2019, 01:58 PM
    Weekly post: 2xp The Quarry Trollick: 67+98+49(d100)=214, Hawkeye: 62+46(d100)=108, 70+08(d100)=78 After hearing the runners answer, the captured gang enforcer nods and uses her wrist band to display the address, 451278 Hwy 36, a skyscraper in Lake Jackson. Already moving, it takes Shatterframe only minutes to get you there. The buildings in this area are industrial...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Monday, 17th June, 2019, 10:00 PM
    All characters receive 5 DP. raw animal materials and textiles for leather goods. textiles for metal goods. minerals and ores when we are able to acquire any. cane and reeds from across the river. lye and game with the Spiofthest Village in return for leather goods
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Monday, 17th June, 2019, 07:55 PM
    Tor chuckles, saying: "We are not gods, nor legendary beings, but I do believe that there ARE gods in the realm above us, and that they have chosen my friends and I, along with others we've met in our travels, to wield powerful gifts, for the betterment and improvement of mortal kin. Our talents are blessings, and as such, it would be an abomination to use them as the savage tribes do, for...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Monday, 17th June, 2019, 06:29 PM
    Sphynx shakes his head. "That kind of purchase would draw unwanted attention. We can wait. I can take a look at the scroll and see what I can make of it on my own." d20 + 7 = 17 It's hard (DC 30) to make out details about spell scrolls using Decipher Script. But what you can tell is as follows: The spells on the scroll are Divine (Clerical) magic. The scroll was dropped by a...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Monday, 17th June, 2019, 06:08 PM
    There's nothing wrong with what she did, with the information she had. Mim didn't tell anyone his plans. But now the only logical response is they all shoot her. I hadn't had a chance to resolve Mim's persuasion attempt, and he had technically succeeded on all three. And then Asherah attacked one of them. I am treating this as a Surprise Round, so everyone gets a turn. Zivar, Grody, Jordy...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Monday, 17th June, 2019, 04:41 AM
    Nimbar says, "I can rest for 8 hours, and then be ready to cast Identify on these items. But we're going to need three nice pearls (one for each item to be identified), some red wine, and an owl feather. I have a few owl feathers in my pouch, and red wine can easily be had at the tavern. But the pearls are another matter. The shop in town with the upscale provisions might have some, since they...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Monday, 17th June, 2019, 02:03 AM
    Before the Centurion sets out on his journey, Merin will ask him the following: Merin asks, "Do you believe that they will take you back into their fold, without causing you harm? Surely you realize that you are risking your life...? And if they do take you back, how do you propose to communicate with us? Or do you simply intend to undermine their authority where you can, little by little?...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Sunday, 16th June, 2019, 11:02 PM
    Ive never had any problems.
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Sunday, 16th June, 2019, 04:09 PM
    Hawkeye responds, "You're right, it is just work to us. But we are not without compassion. We are not rapists or torturers; we are mercenaries. And make no mistake, we have no qualms about killing anyone who would kill us first, if they had the chance. We are RUTHLESS in the pursuit of our assigned tasks. But we are not diabolical, nor psychopathic. We will let you go, if you lead us to Pinkins...
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  • Tellerian Hawke's Avatar
    Sunday, 16th June, 2019, 07:05 AM
    As the party continues to fight, things seem to slow down, almost to a crawl, creating an almost dream-like state. Nothing about what is happening seems real... and then, suddenly, everyone realizes that it isn't. The deaths of the other party members are equally spectacular, compared to the ones who have already fallen. The twins are torn apart while trying to protect Duncan; Tam and Damaara...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Saturday, 15th June, 2019, 08:59 PM
    So, Grody went on ahead, through some tunnels, to find the cavern these guys are in, and no, itís not big enough for horses. Weíll just assume you had already dismounted and followed them through the tunnel.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Saturday, 15th June, 2019, 07:49 PM
    Lol. Crit.
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    Saturday, 15th June, 2019, 07:45 PM
    Lunch! Attack the goblin under Titus. or Damage:
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 06:17 PM
    Arbrine will manipulate Way to heat the antennae and other sensory organs of the creatures to make it harder for them to find the River Crew. This is an attempt to blind them. (Roll: 04) Knowing creatures such as this can have clouds of poison they can spit out, Nalvis charges into the closest ant, and swings with his weapon. If it has any defense measure it will only affect him. (Roll: 32)...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 06:08 PM
    tglassy replied to Hydellor OOC
    My warlocks more of a healer/caster. The other one's more of a striker. And we have a Bard and a rogue. So magic is fairly taken up, though more healing is always appreciated. And a tank would be nice. A Paladin would fit that pretty well. Or a Fighter or Ranger. We had a Barbarian, but I don't think we have one anymore. I've been wondering about Multiclassing my Warlock. I'm not...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 05:55 PM
    Sorry, I kind of got bogged down in my other games and let this one slide away. Not sure if I have much time for a new system right now, so don't wait for me. Forgot about it, actually, until y'all started posting again yesterday.
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 05:53 PM
    So the Healer Feat is worth a lvl 1 Cure Wounds at lvl 2? And isn't worth a 5th lvl Cure Wounds until lvl 20? I suppose your point is that the Healer Feat can do it once to every party member, though a Healer Kit only has so many uses. I guess it isn't that expensive, but still. A Party of Five can only use it for two days before it's used up. Cure Wounds can be cast as long as there are...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 02:41 PM
    I just hadn't had a chance to post their response yet. But if that's what Ashera wants to do, who am I to say otherwise. It's not like Mim told anyone what he was doing. I'll be posting soon, if *ahem* anyone *ahem* wants to change their post. But once I post, it's a done deal. Edit: I suppose I should let everyone else have a turn, first. This would be the "Surprise Round", as it...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Friday, 14th June, 2019, 12:25 PM
    So, funny thing about charm spells. They only work if youíre not being attacked. And while two are charmed by Mim, they arenít charmed by Ashara. Which means a feathery guy randomly shows up claiming, quite persuasively, that heís a friend and wants to help, but before they can respond a crazy cat thing runs in and starts attacking people with fire and ice. Does Ashera have a death wish?
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 10:25 PM
    African or European?
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 10:22 PM
    See, thatís how I differentiate Clerics from Warlocks. For me, Warlocks LEARN their magic. If the Patron decides to leave the Warlock for some reason, the Warlock keeps what theyíve earned. They just have to serve the Patron to get better. But for me, Clerics have no real power at all. Itís not actually them doing it. Itís the god channeling their power through the Cleric. The Cleric gets to...
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  • MacConnell's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 08:53 PM
    All characters receive 10 DP. raw animal materials and textiles for leather goods. textiles for metal goods. minerals and ores when we are able to acquire any. cane and reeds from across the river. lye and game with the Spiofthest Village in return for leather goods lye and fruit with the Orngaddrin Village in exchange for metal goods. As the crew pokes around the debris for further...
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    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 08:28 PM
    Trollick frowns at the last comment and thinks to himself, ~like that is going to happen. Ha!~ He pulls his com-device from its pocket and sends a group message to his two friends. He does not want to share his thoughts with the prisoner. He texts, "I have no problem letting this person go, even if it means we may find ourselves future enemies. We should get the address, finish the contract,...
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 07:47 PM
    The River Crew will search among the rocks for useful items or clues, both with their eyes and with Way. When they have finished they will follow the trail around the mountain and look for a way to ascend to the dangerous heights.
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  • Kwargrow's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 07:45 PM
    Sannit says to the other Seekers, "In order for Safe Harbor to succeed they will new ships, both large and small. I spoke to the Maldrog about designs for sailing vessels, and they told me there are some Hebrian tribes on the shores of the Luniadriac that make them. After we deliver the supplies, I propose we journey back to Bergbaulager and the mountain lake to trade for sailing designs to...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 06:18 PM
    The point is it CAN hit 6 targets, and as my post said, even if it's only hitting 3, it's doing more damage than the Ballista can. And because it's a save, and not an attack roll, even for those who save, they still take half damage, so some damage is done every turn. I don't understand why people are arguing with me because I'm pointing out that the Turret can hit 6 targets. Nobody says...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 05:59 PM
    You also donít count on hitting your opponent every round, weíre looking at max potential. If you only have 1 enemy, then the flamethrower isnít the best use of your turret. But if you have 2, the damage equals the ballista, just spread out, and if there are more than 2, then you are doing more damage than the ballista can, up to 6 enemies per ballista.
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    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 02:18 PM
    I love that you know what you want, and Warlocks are flexible enough to accommodate, just keep in mind that if you insist on not taking one of the Melee routes, then it is harder to be as effective in melee. But lets go with what you want: Archfey Patron, Pseudodragon, Melee fighter. Since youíve already picked your Patron and Boon, you now have to choose your Race, spells and Invocations. ...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 04:21 AM
    The flamethrower is a 15 ft cube, which can catch 6 people, per turret. So itís 1d8x12, potentially, or 2d8x6 if you hit six people twice.
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    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 03:31 AM
    And a lvl 17 Artilarist is dealing 4d10+5 Firebolt damage with a +13 to hit, plus either 4d8 Balista with the ability to push, or up to 12d8 fire spread out amongst up to 12 enemies, or healing the party 2d8+10 health every round, or any combination of those, all as a bonus action that the Rogue is using for either his second attack or to disengage and run away. But at the same time they also are...
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  • tglassy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 08:34 PM
    I don't know, being able to inflict 1d8 damage to everything in a 15 ft cone, which is up to 6 creatures, is pretty devastating. Add two of them in the right spot and you're doing 4d8+Int Mod (cantrip) to one creature, and 2d8 or half to up to six creatures. So it's a choice between concentrated fire on one creature (doing an extra 4d8 with two balistas) or spread damage to lots of creatures...
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 08:29 PM
    I disagree, especially when considering ability scores. The Battle Smith is very obviously SAD, as everything is keyed off INT, both spells and combat damage. That gives it a very, very good incentive to take the Repeating Shot and use a Heavy Crossbow or a pair of Hand Crossbows, so you can fight as well as anyone and only use one ability. Pump Con next because of saving proficiency, and then...
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 07:55 PM
    Give a persuasion check, with advantage for the two who are charmed.
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 07:33 PM
    Titus, as a wolf, races to the goblins. As a wolf, Titus has a 40 ft speed, but I don't think that's enough to make it to the nearest goblin. If not, Dodge action. If he can, Bite with Advantage due to Pack Tactics: or with a DC 11 Strength Save or be knocked prone.
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 07:03 PM
    Bandit 1: Bandit 2: Bandit 3: Ok, two of them are charmed. They can't attack you and you have advantage on checks to interact with them. So what do you do? Because that third one is probably about to shoot you in the face with a crossbow.
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 06:20 PM
    Me too. I was hesitant about the Turret at first, but really, it's an amazing addition with a lot of good uses, and just uses a bonus action. At lvl 14, that becomes two turrets for one bonus action.
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 05:36 PM
    Grody goes down the tunnel, alone, but not very quietly. The tunnels twist a few times before opening up to another cavern, this one with an alcove to the right with a number of beds and chests, and a few candles on small tables. To the left is what appears to be an eating area, set up with tables and chairs, and a bar. Directly across the room is another tunnel, and is much more lively. ...
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 04:02 PM
    I usually go with Inspired. I actually prefer how Tolkien handled it, with Eru, the Overgod, or big 'G' God, who created everything, and He gave authority over the world to his Valar, or little 'g' gods, who each took control over an aspect of the universe and added their own personal touches to it. And then I like how FR deals with the portfolios, where there must be a god in charge of *insert...
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 01:28 AM
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    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 06:20 PM
    The missiles hit the man dead center, and he collapses to the ground, his crossbow falling, unfired, beside him. The cavern goes quiet, but only for a moment. Distantly, through the tunnels, the sounds of fighting can be heard.
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    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 03:49 PM
    The crossbowman grabs the cat by the scruff of the neck, lifting it up to eye level. The wagon barrels through the illusion, and it appears that one moment, the group is traveling along the road, and the next, you are in a large cavern. The driver, whoís name is Javen, pulled the horses to a stop just as they were about to slam into the other end. The crossbowmanís eyes went wide, and...
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    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 05:05 AM
    Weekly Post: 2 xp (you have risen to a level of skill that makes you formidable. Xp rewards per post will be lower from now on) Itís A Dirty Job, But It Might As Well Be You Getting Paid For It Shatterframe keeps the crammed sedan on the freeway to keep anyone from getting a fix on Enforcer 2ís location. Obrik falls silent, letting the Runners do their job. Hawkeye:...
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    Tuesday, 11th June, 2019, 04:00 AM
    Drake approaches the group. He looks at the Dragonborn, and is slightly self conscious being around another dragon kin, but tries to hide it as best he can. ďI understand you all have been dealing with the threat. I would like to help. I have some magic to me, and know my way around a fight.Ē With a glance at the Dragonbornís color, very aware of the red scales on his back and shoulders,...
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    Monday, 10th June, 2019, 08:18 PM
    The group manages to approach the fort unseen. The werewolf Ichtaca is following almost found them once, but thanks to the Familiarís directions, they avoided detection. Now, closer to the fort, everyone can see how old it is. It is a central building, three stories tall, and a wall around the perimeter. There are skeletons lining the wall, six of which can be seen, looking outward,...
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    Sunday, 9th June, 2019, 10:25 PM
    All characters receive 5 DP. raw animal materials and textiles for leather goods. textiles for metal goods. minerals and ores when we are able to acquire any. cane and reeds from across the river. lye and game with the Spiofthest Village in return for leather goods lye and fruit with the Orngaddrin Village in exchange for metal goods. Osaka is able to give clear enough directions for the...
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    Sunday, 9th June, 2019, 10:04 PM
    Very little is required to adequately prepare the captured supply wagons. They were originally pulled by pairs of donkeys. The harnesses are refitted to hold the windrunners. The racing horses are not suitable fare for draft, but they are what is available to the Seekers and the while the horses will return with their riders, all supplies and other people are staying in Safe Harbor. The...
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    Sunday, 9th June, 2019, 04:40 AM
    Khubsheth looks around, obviously trying to pick out the weaker members of the party. Khubsheth says, "Look upon your friends for the last time! And relish your glorious death at my hand! You shall not have died in vain! Your blood shall pave the way for those who are to follow! Khubsheth activates his Ring of Power using a Swift Action. Khubsheth is hasted. As his Haste action,...
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    Saturday, 8th June, 2019, 06:40 PM
    Editing functions have just reappeared. Let's hope they stay.
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    Saturday, 8th June, 2019, 06:17 PM
    Spent 5 to raise Aberrative to 6. Trollick speaks to the captive in a calm factual voice. "At this point we have no interest in your gang, specifically. There was a family of four killed and buried by one of the structural supports. We are hired to kill those responsible and only those. Can you provide information that will expedite this task so there is less chance of further interference in...
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    Saturday, 8th June, 2019, 06:08 PM
    Same issues as others reported. Cleared cache and reset device. The issues still persist.
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    Friday, 7th June, 2019, 09:44 PM
    Taylar screams, "Du magst also zulfallige Gewalt!" as the Faethrin flee. He will keep under cover of the trees in case they fire any arrows in retribution.
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    Friday, 7th June, 2019, 08:29 PM
    Sphynx nods. "I would like to hang onto the vial and scrolls for the time being. I would also like to examine them when we get away from prying eyes. The arrows, I am for selling." Holy cow! Editing button just appeared on this post.
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    Friday, 7th June, 2019, 06:00 PM
    Riley only has a few moments to look around as it ducks behind boxes, and the crossbowman tries to catch him. The wooden walls would be fairly easy to scale, but also have openings on either side. However, there doesn't appear to be anyone behind them. Need a Dex save from Riley as the crossbowman tries to grab him. It has to beat .
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    Friday, 7th June, 2019, 05:57 PM
    Yeah, if youíre dumping strength, I donít care how acrobatic you are, you arenít climbing anything difficult. At all. It is all strength there. Acrobatics is being able to flip around and have quick reflexes. Climbing has nothing to do with that. If your elf player dumped strength and is complaining because they canít do a pull up, Iím sorry, but thatís life. Make his character lift some...
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    Thursday, 6th June, 2019, 10:25 PM
    Gritting his teeth, Vale scans the ongoing melee. He begins a deliberate march toward Khubsheth, cursing the androsphinx loudly and then casting a spell reaching toward Khubsheth. Twin celestial eagles form above those engaged on the ground, immediately attacking the Prophet. requesting help to resolve their attacks I gave you the benefit of the doubt, and advanced the HD of the...
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    Thursday, 6th June, 2019, 09:29 PM
    Rolling encounter chance: 1 in 1d10, 2 chances before clearing the woods, and getting to the part of the road that is secure and patrolled: (2,4) = No encounters. The party makes it back to their camels without a problem, and loads them up. Then the party proceeds back through the woods, and despite hearing many strange noises, and encountering many strange smells, all of you make it back to...
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    Thursday, 6th June, 2019, 03:41 PM
    Khubsheth roars and hisses as Thallok's enchanted blade eats through his facade of ferocity like a hot knife through butter! NEW OTTER RULE: To enhance drama and storytelling, anyone, PC or NPC, may, at any time, take an immediate action to say a sentence or two of dialogue, as long as what is said serves to develop and/or advance the storyline, and as long as the Game Arbiter approves. ...
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    Thursday, 6th June, 2019, 03:10 PM
    Due to his injuries, Vadin celebrates a bit too much. When he awakens, with a bit of a headache, he drinks some water, and makes his way about town. He smiles at the peace that is around him, but wonders how long that will last. He will assist with gathering supplies, as well as loading and unloading with Tor. He also accompanies the supply caravan along with San-Bolo and Turtle. Along the...
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    Thursday, 6th June, 2019, 03:00 PM
    Musing inwardly for a moment, Hawkeye comes up with a plan: ~Before she'll answer any questions, she has to fear us. We need to make her think that we're mercenary and savage. If she believes we're do-gooders, she'll defy every attempt at getting information. We need to make her think we'll kill her if she doesn't cooperate.~ Hawkeye snorts, "In the same way that you claim we are...
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    Thursday, 6th June, 2019, 02:58 PM
    Athletics and acrobatics arenít he same thing, though. Just because youíre strong and athletic doesnít mean youíll be able to do things an acrobat can do, and visa versa. They are both related to physical ability, but are very much different skills.
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    Thursday, 6th June, 2019, 02:56 PM
    Not necessarily. They could make it an Alchemist Only Infusion. And the Artillerist gets two Ranged combat pets that grant Health, crowd control, single enemy bombardment or Cover.
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I started playing D&D during the Thanksgiving Holidays of 1976 or '77. I had gotten a pamphlet, single book, version for my birthday. Christmas of that year, I got the red box set complete with "Caves of Chaos". A couple of years later I was introduced to AD&D by some friends at school.

I have played basic D&D, AD&D 1e, 2e, 3.0-3.5e, Traveler, Gamma World, GURPS, Shadowrun, and Vampyres. I have now played 5.0 and Pathfinder as well.

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Thursday, 19th July, 2018

  • 08:12 PM - Tellerian Hawke mentioned MacConnell in post SUPPLEMENTAL NOTE: AERIAL MOVEMENT
    Actually, MacConnell, you reminded me of something; when using magical modes of flight, you can't "run," i.e., you can't "fly faster," but creatures (such as birds) with natural flight speeds CAN. Thus, the Eagle (which has an 80) can "run" at a rate of 320, which as I said above, is 37 miles per hour. But using the run rules requires more math: You can run for a number of rounds equal to your Constitution score, but after that you must make a DC 10 Constitution check to continue running. You must check again each round in which you continue to run, and the DC of this check increases by 1 for each check you have made. When you fail this check, you must stop running. A character who has run to his limit must rest for 1 minute (10 rounds) before running again. During a rest period, a character can move no faster than a normal move action. You canít run across difficult terrain (see page 148), or if you canít see where youíre going. A run represents a speed of about 12 miles per hour for an unencumbered h...

Saturday, 13th January, 2018

  • 04:53 AM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [OOC]
    ATTN: MacConnell Tellerian Hawke FYI, this game isn't dead, but it will remain on hiatus until after I finish up my Crow God game. I just can't handle running so many games at once. If you guys want, you can join the Crow God game with new PCs. The current group is at a point where their characters are about to go up a level (I think). Here is the In Character thread with the current story line: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?251399-Knightfall-s-Aerie-of-the-Crow-God-Kulan-(IC)/page44&p=7078853&viewfull=1#post7078853 If neither of you are interested, it's no big deal. I just thought I'd offer. :D

Friday, 28th July, 2017

  • 06:11 PM - Tellerian Hawke mentioned MacConnell in post (OOC) & (Recruitment) The Steel Trade
    @tglassy: I've been playing D&D since 1979. (Blog post: HERE) I've known @MacConnell since 1989; He's been working on his game system since the early 1990's, if I remember correctly; this latest version is AMAZING. I've play-tested all of its iterations, and I have always enjoyed it. His system is fair, balanced, and consistent. I am a game designer myself, and I can assure you that his game is well-designed, and well-thought-out. What MacConnell means by "do anything you can imagine" is that you simply state what you'd like to do, and he will tell you what you need to roll, or what new skill(s) you need to acquire, in order to do so. He will also let you know if what you want to do is unfeasible, or if it is beyond your current capabilities. Since his game is heavily mathematical, he usually takes care of the calculations himself, so the players can focus on plot and storyline; however, he also explains the system quite well on his community page, so that you can see for yourself how the system works. If you are comfortable with doing the calculations yourself, you a...

Thursday, 27th July, 2017

  • 04:31 PM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [OOC]
    Just making sure that MacConnell and Tellerian Hawke know that I haven't abandoned this game (or the Bluffside game on The Piazza). I already posted in the Crow God game for the others playing in this game. (FYI, for Mac and T.H., did you guys see my last post for the Bluffside game? I updated it about two weeks ago. I haven't checked it in a while since it has been to hot to turn on my PC.) I've been having to deal with ongoing heatwaves and problems with my allergies and asthma (plus some chronic pain flareups). July is always a hard month for me, and I spend as much time as I can at the malls in order to escape the heat and pollen. Today will be another one of those days and maybe the next two days as well.

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017

  • 10:34 PM - Tellerian Hawke mentioned MacConnell in post GREYHAWK, THE GOLDEN ERA CY963: CHAPTER THREE
    @MacConnell The surrendered Orc (Orc #4) does not threaten any squares. If you walk away from him, the most he can do is get up and run. You are a 25 foot movement away from being able to help Tam; if you moved that distance, you'd end up in the square between Tam and Respen. If you then cast a spell, you'd provoke an attack from Orc #3; however, you could simply attack the Orc without provoking, and just finish him off. He is grievously wounded. Lathir heals another 7 pts. for shifting back to Human form. Lathir is completely healed.

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Thursday, 13th April, 2017

  • 05:40 PM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Campaign Guide: Shackled City Legacy PbP Game
    Okay, so I'm going to come up with a list of rumors floating around the city before I start the In Character thread. It will likely have more than 6 or 7 rumors but hopefully not more than 12. I'm going to post in here sometime today, but I am going to be out for a bit, so the In Character thread won't be put up until later in the day. I'm going to make some assumptions about where each PC is as the game starts unless any of you have any specific ideas. Tellerian Hawke and JustinCase's PCs are already settled in Cauldron City, but I'm assuming -- Thateous, MacConnell, and Scotley -- that your PCs are all newcomers to the city unless you say otherwise.

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Monday, 3rd April, 2017

  • 06:59 AM - Neurotic mentioned MacConnell in post OOC: The Last Hammer
    i am currently working on the history of the 1000 year arcane war and have a bit of an announcement: the 1000 year arcane war ended 70 years ago and im thinking of adding a hub city to tie everyone together. it will be named "Bastion" By your initial mention, I thought this will be something nearly forgotten, not something that is viable to create grudges and conflicts because of recent history and "taking sides". Looking forward to see what that all is about. Also, I didn't roll Appearance: 4D6.HIGH(3) = [1, 5, 3, 6] = 14 Not sure if re-rolls apply: Re-roll 1: 1D6 = [6] = 6 - so either 14 or 17 MacConnell, wow, what rolls!

Sunday, 2nd April, 2017

  • 06:11 PM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Recruitment: Kulan: Shackled City Legacy PbP Game (Open)
    How many PCs we sitting at Mr. Boss-man Sent from my SM-G935P using EN World mobile app Well, I wasn't sure if you were in or not. Your post didn't seem clear to me. But, if you're in, then I'll need two more. If MacConnell is in, then one more. That would be 5 PCs with Mac.

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Thursday, 23rd March, 2017

  • 07:31 PM - Knightfall mentioned MacConnell in post Kulan: The Ancient Lands of Kanpur
    Take your time MacConnell. The current roleplaying encounter doesn't really allow for the fitting in of a desert elf. We'll add Thersean in as soon as you're able to get the PC done. We ned to come up with an idea for why he's in Bluffside. Is he looking for someone? Is he just visiting? Was he brought to the city against his will? It's possible he could be attached to one of the embassies in the city. The desert elves wouldn't have there own embassy, but he could allies among the Dragori or the Sixam Ieuna. The Dragori are a humanoid reptilian race with a powerful empire in the Burning Sands. And they are typically lawful neutral. The Sixam Ieuna are a winged humanoid race who live mainly in the mountains. They too are typically lawful neutral. Either race would be good patrons for the desert elves to find a place in Bluffside. Perhaps your character is in the city to try to have an embassy created for his people. EDIT: FYI, those races are from the Bluffside sourcebook.

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  • 08:22 PM - Ancalagon quoted MacConnell in post How to better PBP - a controversial suggestion (all systems)
    I have found that the same few people seem to respond to all requests despite the number of available members on this site. I have also observed that unless the offer is from 5e or PF it will get no traffic. The application of play has to be adjusted to the PbP setting. This is the burden of the GM / DM. In video game versions like Neverwinter Nights, bingers can elevate characters 10 levels or more in a single sitting, even with the mechanics changed to award about 1% of the usual XP of a table-top session. In a PbP, I have found that the offer needs to be increased. I tend to offer XP once a week or once every ten posts, depending on the participation of players. This seems to fix the sigma that characters are never going to advance since a single combat can take more than a week to complete. As a player, I have found that it takes about 15 minutes, tops, to make a post. As a GM, it can take hours. As a GM, I try to post on a regular schedule, the same day each week. This gives players a...

Thursday, 17th January, 2019

  • 12:42 AM - Tellerian Hawke quoted MacConnell in post Plans Reconsidered
    "No! Sannit is making sure that there is no immediate threat, but these are men not children. We have not the time to hold their hands and establish their community. Uncle Buliwyf may even find the offer insulting as he has taken it upon himself to lead these men. We have an obligation to return to Southroad Fair and prepare them for the impending arrival of an Ansylin force. [...] What we need to be doing, at this point, is following the shore then crossing the desert. We need to return to Southroad Fair as far in advance of that army as we can, then decide how we want to deal with it." Merin and Tor both nod in understanding, and Merin adds, "You're right, my friend, I think that Tor and I both tend to over-analyze things sometimes. Thanks for keeping us on-track. Let's get going then." Merin and Tor then follow Sheldon and the others, as they begin following the shore line, starting the next leg of their urgent journey.

Saturday, 7th April, 2018

  • 06:08 AM - Riley37 quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    A person who is actually offended will not read Twain or Dickens or Dostoevsky or Tolkien or Martin So you say. I question how well you understand people who are actually offended. I am actually offended by some things Tolkien said. I have read and re-read LOTR. I am actually offended by Kipling's passages about Kimball O'Hara's "white blood", and I consider "Kim" a great novel. If I were a literature teacher, I'd assign it as required reading for students... and I'd praise its use of foreshadowing, and its descriptions of scene and character... while recognizing that those passages imply that some of my students have racial superiorities over their fellow students. I have used some of Kipling's "Just So Stories" as bedtime stories. I would not use others. I love "Game of Thrones", and look forwards to future chapters. I love how GRRM responded to the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies. That doesn't mean I accept his portrayals of the Unsullied and the Dothraki without any qualms or reservations, n...

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018

  • 01:13 AM - pemerton quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? Let's bracket the question of whether Gygax's PHB is a "work of literature". Who is talking about altering it? The hypothetical 6th edition of D&D doesn't exist yet - but if it were published without using the word "race", what about it would have been altered?

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018

  • 06:31 PM - ShinHakkaider quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    @Aldarc The original question to which you refer is too far back for me to find but to address your reiteration of "What would be lost?": The answer is sovereignty. Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? No. A person who is actually offended will not read Twain or Dickens or Dostoevsky or Tolkien or Martin, but their works, or future works in the case of Martin, should not be altered. This creates a grander issue of promoting prejudice as written works such as Slaughterhouse Five, Lolita, The brothers Karmonov, The Bible, and The Quran have all, before, been targeted for destruction by those 'offended' by their existence. The D&D Player's Handbook is not a work of literature. It's a reference book. There are people who DO read it cover to cover, anal retentive pedantry of geeks none withstanding it's not meant to be read cover to cover as a novel. My point being it's not exactly a great comp...
  • 06:25 PM - Lylandra quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    @Aldarc The original question to which you refer is too far back for me to find but to address your reiteration of "What would be lost?": The answer is sovereignty. Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? No. A person who is actually offended will not read Twain or Dickens or Dostoevsky or Tolkien or Martin, but their works, or future works in the case of Martin, should not be altered. This creates a grander issue of promoting prejudice as written works such as Slaughterhouse Five, Lolita, The brothers Karmonov, The Bible, and The Quran have all, before, been targeted for destruction by those 'offended' by their existence. You're talking about works that stem from a time when such words had different meaning. While one can debate on how to deal with literature like that (and I'd go with a disclaimer/foreword/comment in any case!), what we're discussing here is how we'd like to go forward in t...
  • 05:44 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? No. While I take issue with some of your vocabulary there, I agree with the conclusion. As mentioned upthread, Iím black. A decade or so ago, certain publishers of classic literature decided to edit in less inflammatory language than the writers used, such as was used in racist character names. In response to this, my family in unison went on a book buying spree. ...to buy the unedited editions. Not big fans of revisionism, us.
  • 05:40 PM - Aldarc quoted MacConnell in post Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?
    Aldarc The original question to which you refer is too far back for me to find but to address your reiteration of "What would be lost?": The answer is sovereignty. Should the works of literature be altered in their vocabulary due to the propaganda of politically motivated societal manipulation? No. A person who is actually offended will not read Twain or Dickens or Dostoevsky or Tolkien or Martin, but their works, or future works in the case of Martin, should not be altered. This creates a grander issue of promoting prejudice as written works such as Slaughterhouse Five, Lolita, The brothers Karmonov, The Bible, and The Quran have all been targeted fro destruction by those 'offended' by their existence.To the best of my knowledge, no one on this thread is advocating that the vocabulary of past texts should be altered to accomodate modern sensibilities, not even past editions of Dungeons & Dragons. We do recognize, however, that these authors and works of literature are products of thei...

Sunday, 4th February, 2018

  • 09:20 PM - Gafgarionn quoted MacConnell in post Kingmaker: Stolen Land
    Adrin conveys his exterior observations to the others at a convenient time. After circumnavigating the fort. He rides his horse inside, dismounts, then leads the animal to the stables. He collects his back, bedroll, and blanket, leaving the horse unburdened. He takes his sword and affixes it to his back in his non-hostile carrying method. He joins the other for the tour and graciously accepts the offer of a hot meal.As we are in the stables, I look your way as I tend to my horse. "Hey, Adrin, how comfortable were you on the ride? I would have liked a pillow on the saddle, but other than that, I can't complain."

Sunday, 28th January, 2018

  • 03:51 PM - Nagoby quoted MacConnell in post Kingmaker: Stolen Land
    Shillaadrini nods his affirmation and turns on the balls of his feet to follow on the heels of Sarvek. As he retrieves his horse, he asks of the group, "So, any preliminary plan of action?" Emudre says "I'm prepared to leave tomorrow morning, if you are all ready. But let's enjoy this evening and share a pitcher or two of wine in the tavern.... it would be a pleasure to enjoy a drink with all of you before our journey starts. Perhaps we can learn some news or gossip regarding Oleg's Trading Post or our journey ahead." Emudre will pay for all the drinks. GM please let me know how much to deduct from my character sheet. Diplomacy check to gather information at the tavern d20 + 10=18.

Monday, 25th September, 2017

  • 04:46 PM - Kwargrow quoted MacConnell in post TUW: The Steel Trade [IC]
    Sheldon - "I wonder what those Mhytres bored into that released toxic fumes. This is a whole new territory for us." Sannit replies, "There are many good things that come from under the ground. It would be wise to assume that there are just as many dangerous things. Perhaps in time we will have a better answer, and maybe something we can use to our advantage." Merin looks thoughtful as he watches the animals below: "It should be an easy matter to tame and befriend some, or perhaps even all, of these animals. Should we do that?" Bolo answers Merin, "Perhaps this would be a good exercise for those still beginning their path with Way." Turtle watches the burro's and licks his lips. Surely the people won't need all of them.

Sunday, 24th September, 2017

  • 11:16 PM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [IC]
    Before Brother Pi can respond to the questions from Arinitam, the explosion shakes the city. The dwarf tries desperately to get out of the way, jumping into a nearby alley and avoiding most of the flames. As he looks around to find something to douse the flames before they reach the drains, Brother Pi finds only a handful of stones in the alleyway, which he shoves in front of the drains but it has little effect. Oleander moves quickly at the initial explosion finding whatever dirt and water are close at hand vainly trying to extinguish the spreading flame, but it seems an impossible task. He has no cantrip or magics that will help. Both Brother Pi and Oleander deft avoid the worst of the flaming explosion. When trying to smother the flames, Oleander thinks for split second he might have gotten lucky as some of the dirt he throws at the fire seems to snuff sections of the flames. But is to no avail. The flames seem to jump over his quick and dirty fire break and heads directly into the drain...

Tuesday, 29th August, 2017

  • 09:52 PM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [IC]
    "Explosive," Brother Pi mutters as he tries to get up from the ground. Dusting himself off, he looks Arinitam in the eyes. "Apologies, but this is a highly explosive substance. One spark, and..." The dwarf motions with his hands, moving them apart quickly as if holding a fast expanding invisible ball. "What substance would that be, eh?" Arinitam looks on the ground and sniffs the air. "I don't smell anything odorous. Of course, my nose isn't good for smelling. It's been broken more than once, I tell yous." Oleander rolls to his feet and dusts off his clothing. "Perhaps I should put on weight and take up axe fighting. That was terribly uncoordinated of me. I suppose we look all the part of some side street entertainment." He laughs at himself. "I would not rob you even if I were starving. Well," he laughs again. "Now that we have distracted you from lighting that thing. I will assure you our clumsy attempt at acquiring it was to save all our lives. That strange aroma is produc...

Friday, 25th August, 2017

  • 03:39 AM - Aust Thale quoted MacConnell in post Respen & Vale To Proceed
    Lathir suggests to the group that he, Thallok, and Vale, all three, range ahead just at the edge of the available light source to optimize the use of their vision just in case there might be some danger attracted to the light. Vale: ~ Aye, I hear you clearly now, my Able. What do you think? Left or Right? ~ As Lathir gathers himself after his clearly changed personage, and during his examination of the water, Vale studies the cave while apparently in his own deep thoughts. Vale chuckles every so often, mildly tickled at something that isn't readily apparent to the others, but his axe appears to gather even the least amount of light to it, the bladed edge and even the hilt shimmering in soft fluorescent light. He continues about his work, examining the tunnel at some length for any additional signs, including whether air is stagnant or breezy, whether the tunnel looks new or old, as well as the type of rock and general direction and depth of the cave at any particular spot. He takes...

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017

  • 03:10 AM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [IC]
    "No! Don't!" Oleander is not really built for brute action, but is much more suited to feats of dexterity. He quickly launches himself forward, attempting to snatch the pipe from the man's hands. Arinitam reacts instinctively to Oleander's rush towards him and steps back out of reach of the elf. Oleander catches a foot on a loose cobblestone and falls face first in the alley. The man has a bewildered look o his face mixed with some fear. "Yous would rob me of my pipe," he says in shock. "Lady Ketisa said yous were here tos help." When Brother Pi tries to do the same, he puts his back up to the wall and looks at them in fear. Pi fails to snatch the pipe away but does manage to trip over Oleander's prone form and tumble onto the cobblestones. Arinitam laughs at the scene in front of him. He's momentarily forgotten about lighting his pipe. "What kind of heroes are yous twos?" he wags one finger at them. "I won't put up with any shenanigans, yous hear?" ----------------- OOC: I would s...

Sunday, 6th August, 2017

  • 04:59 AM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Brother Pi and Oleander
    Seemingly pacing, but really remaining within the same space, Oleander finally exclaims. "Oil of Vitriol! Now I remember. In addition to being used by addicts and healers, the fumes from the stuff are highly flammable, explosive even under the right, or rather wrong, conditions. We need to be very cautious here." "Explosive?" Brother Pi repeats quietly. "Hmm. Perhaps they prepared some form of attack, disguised as simple vandalism." The dwarf looks to Oleander. "Perhaps if we know if this happened elsewhere too, we can see the scale of it and maybe find a pattern to this foulness." He sniffs, and his face screws up. "Stinks." Oleander takes only a moment to considered Brother Pi's words. "I like your thinking. Once can be an isolated incident; but if this has been repeated, we might be able to follow the pattern to find the culprit." Brother Pi nods. "Maybe that kind girl knows of other people who were targeted. Let's ask her." Almost as if on cue, Ketisa Zalachia comes bac...

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017

  • 04:01 AM - Aust Thale quoted MacConnell in post GREYHAWK, THE GOLDEN ERA CY963: CHAPTER THREE
    Lathir engaged the party. "I am not familiar with the operation of the alarm runes. If it is feasible to walk out into the wood and back. I am sure we can retrieve a log to place over the well opening, then tie the rope to that." Respen: "If we set off the runes, we need to be willing to move quickly and retreat. I am sure there are logs or trees with sturdy branches to cut down that are within the perimeter. I have some rope and gear that I dropped when we entered the place. It's in the bushes. Rope and hook, torches, a crowbar and hammer. And flasks of oil. Who else has rope or gear?" An idea crosses Respen's mind, and he smiles ear to ear. "Dewydd, you have the Ring of Feather Falling? That's our way in. Dewydd mentioned this in conversation a week or so ago. We each use it to descend to the floor below, with fishing line or even threaded rope through it to pull back up to the next person. Weight isn't an issue. We can move our gear down the well as well. The question...

Thursday, 6th July, 2017

  • 06:40 PM - Almightyfoon quoted MacConnell in post TUW Recruiting (Closed)
    Yes. I am always interested in new players. Look through any of the links above. If you have played D&D, it helps to think of the archetype you most like to play. To join in with us, post an image to the editable character records thread above. For the sake of balance in the game, stick with a humanoid, meaning 2 arms and legs, and we will go from there. Looks like the link to the character sheet thread isn't working. I get an invalid thread page.

Thursday, 29th June, 2017

  • 05:50 PM - Knightfall quoted MacConnell in post Kulan: Knightfall's Shackled City Legacy PbP Game [OOC]
    I'm still waiting to see what Oleander knows (he rolled a skill check) before posting again for Brother Pi. Hmm, I'd forgotten about that roll. Thanks for the reminder. Me too. Sweet oil of Vitriol: Oleander remembers one very important aspect of sweet oil of vitriol, it is a highly flammable liquid. It wouldn't take much for the oil to ignite, even trace amounts of it. An open flame could cause the remaining oil (or the vapor in the air) to ignite but even naturally high temperatures could ignite the oil. (It's not a hot day, so the suns rays likely won't ignite it.) Vapor formed from the oil is heavier than air, so it can collect low to the ground. The oil's vapor may travel considerable distances to ignition sources, which does not need to be an open flame. If any of the vapors have traveled down towards Crater Lake, they could come into contact with any sort of explosive source, such as a forge or cooking fire. If so, then BOOM! The oil is a powerful drug that is highly intoxicating ...


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