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    Today, 02:21 AM
    Going off of pictures I found on the internet alone, that style of sword is called a niuweidao (ox-tailed sabre). It is intentionally blade-heavy with that distinctive flare at the tip of the blade, compared to the other common styles of Qing Dynasty sabres, the liuyedao (willow-leaf sabre) and the yanmaodao (goosequill sabre). The willow-leaf sabre has a moderate curve to it, as if you took a...
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 10:15 PM
    Didn't they already explain this? Sort of? IIRC, Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms, and Dragonlance are all in the Great Wheel as normal crystal spheres in the Material Plane. Eberron meanwhile is isolated in its own pocket dimension; it's crystal sphere cuts it off from everything except the Deep Ethereal, and its Orrery of 13 planes is contained within. No clue for Mystara though.
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    Thursday, 4th July, 2019, 04:13 AM
    I don't think PF2 is under OGL.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 07:04 PM
    I went with the core four, as pretty much everybody else did. For the final two, I chose Bard and Artificer. Bard because depending on build they can fill in for any of the core four, and the Artificer because their niche falls outside of what the core four can do. The other classes I felt were redundant with one of the core four but didn't have the versatility to potentially fill in for all of...
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 01:01 AM
    Why does everybody always suggest this, I don't get it at all. You think Paizo wouldn't sue? You think WotC would blindly trust and copy Paizo?
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 10:28 PM
    Still waiting for the APA and MLA references if you have the style guides at home epithet . Wonder how Chicago does it differently than them.
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    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 02:56 PM
    THE ENTIRE POINT IS THAT ANY RULE WITHOUT A SPECIFIC IMPLEMENTATION OR ENFORCEMENT IS POORLY IMPLEMENTED, MAYBE TRY READING THE THREAD AND ACTUALLY CONSIDER OUR POINT OF VIEW BEFORE JOINGING THE REST OF THE THREADCRAPPING DUNKING DUNCES, CAPISCE?
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    Sunday, 30th June, 2019, 01:06 AM
    This is the pettiest argument over killing a class that I have ever seen. JUST TAKE THE TEMP HP AND THE EXTRA ATTACK. PLEASE. MY PHONE'S AUTOCORRECT CAN FREEZE IN THE SECOND LOWEST LAYEROF BAATOR
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    Saturday, 29th June, 2019, 11:38 PM
    If you want to play 3e so much, why not, you know, play 3e rather than complain about 5e?
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    Saturday, 29th June, 2019, 08:49 PM
    I mean, for some of us, challenging the assumed objectivity of dominant worldviews isn't a matter of the politics bugbear, but of basic human decency, but whatever. Us humanities students get undue crap flung at us. Anyhow, I'm home. I have the brick on my desk that's giving me nightmares. The brick with the giant number 17 on the cover. Section 5.48 of the 17th edition of the Chicago...
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    Friday, 28th June, 2019, 04:19 PM
    This whole discussion is bringing back nightmares from my Applied Communications class. I thought I had a talent for copyediting but I got that delusion knocked out of me real quick. I still have the 17th edition of Chicago sitting on my bookshelf like a brick. I don't think I've ever opened it.
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    Friday, 28th June, 2019, 02:33 PM
    I know I also commented to the effect of "stop beating a dead horse", but the fact that you seemed to have learned absolutely nothing since the initial Kate Welch hiring backlash astounds me. Did you even read the first few pages of the thread, where people highlighted their experiences with wangrods at FLGS's being elitist jerks, or more topically, those same wangrods being double jerks towards...
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    Thursday, 27th June, 2019, 09:22 PM
    What does this mean? What is a traditional D&D Cleric? Hitting stuff with a blunt implement? Are Clerics who get Potent Cantrip instead of Divine Strike not good D&D Clerics?
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    Thursday, 27th June, 2019, 09:19 PM
    ParanoydStyle Sacrosanct According to which style guide? Because there are a lot of them, and not all of them agree with each other over the use of singular they.
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    Thursday, 27th June, 2019, 08:22 PM
    This forum doesn't have a necromancy rule?
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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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Friday, 21st June, 2019

  • 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.
  • 03:51 AM - doctorbadwolf 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?
  • 02:28 AM - FaerieGodfather quoted Psyzhran2357 in post What lore from previous editions do you wish stayed?
    See, I'm a young whippersnapper, and I don't understand the love for racial class restrictions. They're the #1 thing that defines the race. Racial abilities and penalties at 1st level are already too insignificant at 1st level, and get progressively worse as the character gains levels. Since AD&D abolished the original racial classes, the differences between these supposedly distinct sentient beings have grown steadily fainter. 4e's racial abilities were actually, ironically, a breath of fresh air that, once again, had to be taken away from us to satisfy the worst parts of the former 3.X fanbase.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

  • 09:45 PM - Tony Vargas quoted Psyzhran2357 in post What lore from previous editions do you wish stayed?
    It seems there's a mentality behind limiting options and codifying behaviour prevalent in older RPGs and their communities that I'm failing to grasp as to why they're good things. There were competing carrot or stick philosophies of encouraging RP. 1e Paladins, Druids, Assassins, alignments, race restrictions &c were examples of the 'stick' - toe the line in how you play your character or the DM will punish you. 5e Inspiration is an example of a 'carrot.' Maybe, because I'm an old timer, while the former look like a bad idea, in retrospect, they at least feel like D&D, while the latter looks like it was waylaid in the alley behind some indie game studio, and woke up in 5e. Ultimately, though, mechanical 'encouragement' of RP - carrot or stick - is a little off, IMHO, RP is just part of playing an RPG, if the mechanics are good for play, they're good for RP, if they restrict play, they restrict RP.
  • 08:08 PM - TwoSix quoted Psyzhran2357 in post What lore from previous editions do you wish stayed?
    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 is perfectly cromulent. Why race-class restrictions though. It seems there's a mentality behind limiting options and codifying behaviour prevalent in older RPGs and their communities that I'm failing to grasp as to why they're good things. I don't use them, but I imagine they're popular because they provide an upfront way to define the setting that the players can immediately recognize. You can write "dwarves dislike and distrust magic" 50 times in your campaign gazetteer, but a rule that says "dwarves can't be wizards or sorcerers because they dislike magic" really communicates the concept to the player...
  • 03:57 AM - Umbran quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Players 'distressed' by gang-rape role-playing game
    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 :):):):). That language is inappropriate, and unacceptable. Do not post in this thread again. Anyone else think they want to try to push the limits? This person is getting booted from the thread. The next will probably get a vacation from the site, with no warning or prior discussion. If you cannot figure out that you need to be on your best behavior when having a sensitive discussion, you have no business in the discussion.
  • 01:55 AM - Bedrockgames quoted Psyzhran2357 in post Players 'distressed' by gang-rape role-playing game
    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, and otherwise discriminatory, xenophobic, and just plain uncouth. Even if you profess that you aren't those things yourself, I'm more confident in judging you by the company you keep than by the words that come out of your mouth. Because you have given us absolutely no reason to believe that you're arguing in good faith and that you aren't just some pathetic slimeball shitbag desperately trying to hold onto the edge of the cliff that is an antiquated and hostile worldview that is crumbling day by day as it is more and more being exposed as ethically abhorrent. Again, this is projection. I am definitely not x...

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