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    Monday, 24th June, 2019, 03:23 PM
    jasper what are you even going on about? Is your entire post history non sequiturs?
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    Saturday, 22nd June, 2019, 12:29 AM
    I'm talking Spores Druids specifically here. Halo of Spores Starting at 2nd level, you are surrounded by invisible, necrotic spores that are harmless until you unleash them on a creature nearby. When a creature you can see moves into a space within 10 feet of you or starts its turn there, you can use your reaction to deal 1d4 necrotic damage to that creature unless it succeeds on a...
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 04:57 PM
    That works on principle I guess, if they chose to commit to it on a mechanical level. As it stands, it's a lore holdover, but since lore is setting dependent, it's just... wearesgtrhdshdsgehrdnthswe5ythrtdyrhewy5htsrdnhsasehtnrdgthsaehtngrdxhsaewtrd I'm just salty about Spore Druids because WHY DESIGN A GISH SUBCLASS IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE DEFENSES NECESSARY TO STAY ALIVE WHILE GISHING GIVE ME...
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 04:54 PM
    matsifYesterday at 11:19 AM the metal stuff for druids should be ignored. the celts were great bronze workers and the druid is mostly based on them, the whole "no metal" thing is silly at best. Christ AvelloneYesterday at 11:20 AM
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 04:21 PM
    Nothing for 5e as far as I can tell, at least not in the core books. Which is the very topic of this thread: how haphazardly and poorly implemented the metal restriction is in 5e.
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 04:08 PM
    What IS the justification then? Because looking through the PHB I can't find it.
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 04:07 PM
    No, we don't have anything better to do with our time.
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 01:50 PM
    Heavy Armour Clerics and Medium Armour Bards have been in the game for a while now so you're kind of late to the party there. But while Moon Druids can use their animal forms for combat, and the other Druid Circles can stay in the backline, Druids of the Circle of Spores, more than anybody else, need that extra AC. Their subclass features all but outright state that they're meant to be kn the...
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    Friday, 21st June, 2019, 02:27 AM
    1. A rule without justification is a toothless rule. 2. A rule without justification is a stupid rule. 3. A rule that exists only to reinforce tradition and status quo without justification is a malign rule. 4. Please parse the grammatical differences between "will not" and "can not" and "should not".
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    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 09:21 PM
    But mechanically speaking, that would be taking the Help action, or a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check, not a Charisma (Deception) check.
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    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 08:47 PM
    And the point the opposition is making is that putting it there without further elaboration or justification was a mistake, and quite frankly idiotic, and as the thread title puts it, poorly implemented. It would have been better served as a sidebar in in the class introduction with lore elaborations on why this taboo is a thing in the first place. I just had a talk over Discord on the r/dndnext...
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    Thursday, 20th June, 2019, 03:29 PM
    I hope you aren't this small and closed of mind in other aspects of your life. Because I find the very principle of your refusal to even think about the possibilities of a matter absolutely morally abhorrent.
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    Sunday, 16th June, 2019, 01:14 AM
    I understand it it's too much to disclose before the book officially releases, but if it isn't, what classes would you recommend for Verdan PCs? Any further tips for playing them?
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    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 03:32 AM
    Are you talking about 5e Paladin oaths with that last one? I thought people loved those. Or are you referring to something else?
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    Thursday, 13th June, 2019, 03:28 AM
    Yeah no. What defines a race/species/people is their fluff, how they fit into the world. You don't need to squeeze them into even tighter a box. I already know how to differentiate in roleplay Amber the Dwarf Cleric from Silaqui the Elf Fighter from Alberich the orphaned Elf Artificer raised by Amber's family. I don't need unnecessary racial restrictions to know that an Elf and a Dwarf won't...
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 09:37 PM
    Meanwhile I'm glad that Mark of Warding Dwarves get bonuses to Dex and Int so I finally have a reason to even consider playing Dwarves.
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 07:50 PM
    See, I'm a young whippersnapper, and I don't understand the love for racial class restrictions. Class roleplaying guidelines I'm more behind; I don't like the idea of "you lose your powers if you don't kowtow to the sun 50 times a morning while singing the song of strawberry waffles" but I do think that your god/patron/other superior taking you to task on your behaviour if you're being a wangrod...
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    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019, 01:50 AM
    No, you're being a dingus and everybody else has been rightfully calling you out on it. Most of those people have been mincing their words, but I won't, so here goes. You :):):):)ing suck, my dear :):):):). It would help if your arguments didn't oh so closely echo a certain subset of the population overly represented in the gaming community that is bona fide, out-and-out misogynistic, racist,...
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    Thursday, 6th June, 2019, 08:33 PM
    Would liberal use of Dominate Person or Geas for the purposes of interrogation count as torture?
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    Monday, 3rd June, 2019, 12:01 AM
    Has the Artificer ever been fantasy Batman/MacGuyver? From talking with people on the r/Eberron Discord, I got the impression that the 3.5 version needed to infuse items to use spells but their infusions followed an otherwise normal spellcaster's progression. Meanwhile, the 4e version casted spells normally. Since 5e has the goal of keeping everything streamlined, it makes sense to absorb...
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    Friday, 31st May, 2019, 05:19 PM
    That runs entirely counter to the conceits of Eberron, where the goddamn cook in the burger shop down the street is probably a Magewright knows Prestidigitation and Purify Food and Drink, and so do all of his competitors. Given that the Artificer will be releasing in either the final version of the WGtE or the upcoming as-of-now unnamed Eberron book being designed by Welch, it makes sense that...
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    Friday, 31st May, 2019, 05:16 PM
    What happens if you lose it, it gets stolen, it's destroyed, etc? Wasn't that the problem with the previous version of the Artificer? That if your robot or your gun was destroyed, you were SOL?
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Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

  • 01:47 AM - Aebir-Toril quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    I'm talking Spores Druids specifically here. Halo of Spores Starting at 2nd level, you are surrounded by invisible, necrotic spores that are harmless until you unleash them on a creature nearby. When a creature you can see moves into a space within 10 feet of you or starts its turn there, you can use your reaction to deal 1d4 necrotic damage to that creature unless it succeeds on a Constitution saving throw against your spell save DC. The necrotic damage increases to 1d6 at 6th level, 1d8 at 10th level, and 1d10 at 14th level. Symbiotic Entity At 2nd level, you gain the ability to channel magic into your spores. As an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to awaken those spores, rather than transforming into a beast form, and you gain 4 temporary hit points for each level you have in this class. While this feature is active, you gain the following benefits: When you deal your Halo of Spores damage, roll the damage die a second time and add it to the total. Your melee weapon a...
  • 12:15 AM - Aebir-Toril quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    Heavy Armour Clerics and Medium Armour Bards have been in the game for a while now so you're kind of late to the party there. But while Moon Druids can use their animal forms for combat, and the other Druid Circles can stay in the backline, Druids of the Circle of Spores, more than anybody else, need that extra AC. Their subclass features all but outright state that they're meant to be kn the front lines like a War Cleric or a Swords Bard or a Bladesinger Wizard, but the only things they get to increase their survivability are 4 temp HP per level and critical hit immunity at Level 14. The Temp HP I guess gets better when you have more of I, but at lower levels, assuming a standard array or point buy build, they're only gonna have 14 Ac with studded leather, 16 with sl and a shield. They're gonna get chewed up pretty quick if they brawl on the front, but they can't use their Halo of Spores or their Fungal Infestation if they aren't on the front, which is where a lot of their combat power comes from...

Friday, 21st June, 2019

  • 05:03 PM - lowkey13 quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    That works on principle I guess, if they chose to commit to it on a mechanical level. As it stands, it's a lore holdover, but since lore is setting dependent, it's just... wearesgtrhdshdsgehrdnthswe5ythrtdyrhewy5htsrdnhsasehtnrdgthsaehtngrdxhsaewtrd I'm just salty about Spore Druids because WHY DESIGN A GISH SUBCLASS IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE DEFENSES NECESSARY TO STAY ALIVE WHILE GISHING GIVE ME MY MUSHROOM SNORTING ZOMBIE RAISING GOLGARI HIPPY WITH ACTUAL DECENT AC PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Fair enough. Talk to the DM about your 'shroom dude. :) (By the way, the whole lore/mechanics thing? That was kinda sorta the joke from the first post on, when the OP said that this NEVER EVER happened in any prior edition of D&D, when, in fact, this was the case for most of D&D's history.)
  • 05:00 PM - Oofta quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    matsifYesterday at 11:19 AM the metal stuff for druids should be ignored. the celts were great bronze workers and the druid is mostly based on them, the whole "no metal" thing is silly at best. ...snip a bunch of quotes from somewhere... Resorting to appeal to popularity? Don't like the rule? Change it when you DM.
  • 04:55 PM - Sacrosanct quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    Nothing for 5e as far as I can tell, at least not in the core books. Which is the very topic of this thread: how haphazardly and poorly implemented the metal restriction is in 5e. It’s there, and has been pointed out. This whole “opinion =/= facts” thing appears to be throwing you for a loop.
  • 04:46 PM - lowkey13 quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    Nothing for 5e as far as I can tell, at least not in the core books. Which is the very topic of this thread: how haphazardly and poorly implemented the metal restriction is in 5e. Not to be too obvious, but: Why is it that there are, largely, two groups of people in this debate. The first sees the druid restriction, understands it for what it is, and are like, "Okay, cool, if other people disagree with it, then they can just houserule it." The second attempts to make various arguments that UNLESS the rule is perfect, then THE RULE DOESN'T APPLY. Now, notice how these individuals (you are one of them) doesn't do the following- State that the rule is poorly implemented, and therefor propose a solution to implement it, such as: "If a druid attempts to wear metal armor, or use a metal shield, then he or she shall lose the ability to cast any druid spells; such loss is complete the instant the action is taken to wear metal armor or use a metal shield. Should this use continue, further loss of cla...
  • 04:16 PM - Sacrosanct quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    What IS the justification then? Because looking through the PHB I can't find it. It’s been mentioned in this thread several times already.
  • 03:44 PM - Sacrosanct quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    1. A rule without justification is a toothless rule. 2. A rule without justification is a stupid rule. 3. A rule that exists only to reinforce tradition and status quo without justification is a malign rule. 4. Please parse the grammatical differences between "will not" and "can not" and "should not". There is justification. You just don’t like it. Which is fine; it’s your prerogative at your table. But please don’t confuse “the justification doesn’t meet standard in MY eyes” with “there is no justification at all.” Positions like that always remind me of Asimov’s quote, paraphrased as such: “the problem in society is that people want their opinions to hold as much weight as facts.”
  • 02:53 AM - Parmandur quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    1. A rule without justification is a toothless rule. 2. A rule without justification is a stupid rule. 3. A rule that exists only to reinforce tradition and status quo without justification is a malign rule. 4. Please parse the grammatical differences between "will not" and "can not" and "should not". 1-3 are subjective, but 4 is easy: "will not" is a statement not the orientation of desire (the vegetarian will not eat meat, the Druid will not wear metal armor), "can not" denotes capacity (the cow cannot eat meat, the Druid cannot wear Heavy Armor and get AC from it), and "should not" denotes restrictions that can be ignired and might be deaireable but ought to be headed (the celiac should not eat delicious bread, the the Wizard shouldn't engage in sword fights).

Thursday, 20th June, 2019

  • 09:46 PM - Oofta quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    And the point the opposition is making is that putting it there without further elaboration or justification was a mistake, and quite frankly idiotic, and as the thread title puts it, poorly implemented. It would have been better served as a sidebar in in the class introduction with lore elaborations on why this taboo is a thing in the first place. I just had a talk over Discord on the r/dndnext server this morning on this very matter, and pretty much everybody agreed that this metal restriction is on flimsy ground at best. And yes, I think I believe that blindly following rules "because they are so" without giving consideration as to why there are so is not a good thing to do. At least provide a setting justification or a balance concern re: their AC before you go about shutting down player options. Heaven's to Betsy! I follow the rules! Oh noes! Seriously - that's your big argument? You personally disagree with a particular rule so therefore everyone else must also disagree? The setting...
  • 04:01 PM - Umbran quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    I hope you aren't this small and closed of mind in other aspects of your life. Because I find the very principle of your refusal to even think about the possibilities of a matter absolutely morally abhorrent. Dude. We have only a few rules around here - one of them being that you can't go around blatantly insulting people or questioning their personal character over a difference of opinion about game rules. Or maybe you are trying to be funny? If so... folks can't tell. Either way - you should stick to being respectful.
  • 03:57 PM - Oofta quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    I hope you aren't this small and closed of mind in other aspects of your life. Because I find the very principle of your refusal to even think about the possibilities of a matter absolutely morally abhorrent. Following the rules printed in the book is "absolutely morally abhorrent"? Don't like the rule? Change it when you're running a game.
  • 03:32 PM - lowkey13 quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Why the Druid Metal Restriction is Poorly Implemented
    I hope you aren't this small and closed of mind in other aspects of your life. Because I find the very principle of your refusal to even think about the possibilities of a matter absolutely morally abhorrent. ...."morally abhorrent." BWAH! I need to have this thread mainlained straight into my veins. "So, I don't let druids wear metal armor." "WHAT ARE YOU, A BABY KILLER???!!!!!???" It's good to know that we all remember it's a game. :)

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

  • 11:56 PM - Azzy quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Acquisitions, Inc.: First Impressions
    It's a joke. The whole corporation thing is just a vehicle for them to inject farcical white-collar humor into a heroic fantasy setting. In practice, Acquisitions Incorporated is just a loosely connected chain of adventuring guilds and small mercenary companies with (questionably) better management than their competition. Or are you also clamoring for an audit of the Flaming Fists? I'm reminded of this: 107148
  • 11:50 PM - doctorbadwolf quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Acquisitions, Inc.: First Impressions
    It's a joke. The whole corporation thing is just a vehicle for them to inject farcical white-collar humor into a heroic fantasy setting. In practice, Acquisitions Incorporated is just a loosely connected chain of adventuring guilds and small mercenary companies with (questionably) better management than their competition. Or are you also clamoring for an audit of the Flaming Fists? Also, corporations don’t require national and international law. Modern real world ones do, but all it takes in FR is the precedent of contracts between individuals, which already exists, and is all that Aquisitions Inc is.

Monday, 17th June, 2019

  • 08:22 AM - Charlaquin quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Chaotic Good Is The Most Popular Alignment!
    Not who you were talking to, but I assume in a heroic fantasy context, by the time the Paladin is in a place to even dream of enacting those reforms, there are a lot of heads rolling around on the ground, most of them belonging to the LE tyrants. I'd be surprised if the incumbent administration didn't have to be removed by force. So the Paladin is still gonna go smite some fools. Oh, for sure! One way or another, there's some violence being done. The difference as I see it is, once the tyrants are overthrown, the LG Paladin says "Now to begin the work of establishing a new state, to restore just order to this society." The CG rogue says, "Now you're free to live your lives without the oppressive influence of a state!" And the NG Cleric says, "Now you'll need to decide for yourselves where to go from here."
  • 05:04 AM - Maxperson quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Chaotic Good Is The Most Popular Alignment!
    Not who you were talking to, but I assume in a heroic fantasy context, by the time the Paladin is in a place to even dream of enacting those reforms, there are a lot of heads rolling around on the ground, most of them belonging to the LE tyrants. I'd be surprised if the incumbent administration didn't have to be removed by force. So the Paladin is still gonna go smite some fools. I agree.

Friday, 14th June, 2019

  • 03:47 PM - Parmandur quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Chaotic Good Is The Most Popular Alignment!
    https://i.redd.it/renfu97xwww21.jpg I always defer to this chart when discussing alignments. In general terms, ai'm running under the impression that D&D ethics, if it can even be called that, run on a mix of deontology and virtue ethics, with consequentialism relegated to a distant third. So in general, evil actions done for a good cause would still be evil. However, one evil act does not an evil person make; only if they become a regular habit can that person be described as evil. In terms of the Blood War specifically, I feel that if you ask enough people in-universe who know enough about it to make an informed judgment, you'd get a lot of answers of either "it's evil, but it's necessary", or "it's a necessary evil, but it's still evil". Nobody (or at least, nobody who isn't evil themselves) denies that both sides of the conflict are different shades of evil, but the existential threat that would come from won side decisively winning and then turning their attention to the rest of the mult...
  • 03:07 PM - MechaTarrasque quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Chaotic Good Is The Most Popular Alignment!
    https://i.redd.it/renfu97xwww21.jpg I always defer to this chart when discussing alignments. In general terms, ai'm running under the impression that D&D ethics, if it can even be called that, run on a mix of deontology and virtue ethics, with consequentialism relegated to a distant third. So in general, evil actions done for a good cause would still be evil. However, one evil act does not an evil person make; only if they become a regular habit can that person be described as evil. In terms of the Blood War specifically, I feel that if you ask enough people in-universe who know enough about it to make an informed judgment, you'd get a lot of answers of either "it's evil, but it's necessary", or "it's a necessary evil, but it's still evil". Nobody (or at least, nobody who isn't evil themselves) denies that both sides of the conflict are different shades of evil, but the existential threat that would come from won side decisively winning and then turning their attention to the rest of the mult...

Thursday, 13th June, 2019

  • 08:36 AM - FaerieGodfather quoted Psyzhran2357 in post What lore from previous editions do you wish stayed?
    Are you talking about 5e Paladin oaths with that last one? I thought people loved those. Or are you referring to something else? Yeah 5e oaths are great. I guess what’s “missing” is a rule that the DM can take away the player’s powers? Try proposing them on the Paizo forums. Try proposing they work better than alignment for this purpose, that alignment restrictions don't make sense for other classes, or that there might be Paladins of alignments other than Lawful Good, Lawful "Good", or Lawful Evil. In the minds of these fans, the abject hypocrisy of the Gray Guard is perfectly acceptable, but the concept of a Holy Liberator is an affront to the very concept of the Paladin.


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