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  1. Normally I agree, and don't even bother giving...

    Normally I agree, and don't even bother giving such NPC more than a name and a quirk (a scar, a saying, a piece of clothing, etc); in this case this is the person the NPC's are hiring to guard their...
  2. Thanks all. Here are a couple more I've come up...

    Thanks all. Here are a couple more I've come up with;

    Name: Farfelee Chaucer
    Race: Human
    Sex: Female
    Appearance: Farfelee has a beautiful face with angular features, has a round figure and...
  3. NPC Personalities for a Few Guard Applicants

    There are tons of sources online for various NPC personalities, but I still can't find anything that seems a good fit.

    My players are just getting ready to refurbish Trollskull Manor and they want...
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    IMO, Mr. Howard, the author, was sitting around...

    IMO, Mr. Howard, the author, was sitting around the house watching his kids and he was bored. Maybe he had a deadline and had to come up with something, anything, to get to his editor.

    Besides...
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    So much for stability.

    So much for stability.
  6. Agreed, and I believe that it is supported both...

    Agreed, and I believe that it is supported both with historical fact and role playing reasons that no point in going for the hull. Do you want there to be a mechanical reason for attacking the hull?...
  7. Nothing. And that's how it should be....

    Nothing. And that's how it should be. Unfortunately, this thread is now on page 27. Though I am please to say I have read nothing between paged 3-26 (or so) and don't plan on wasting more time on it....
  8. So are you now debating if that the values in...

    So are you now debating if that the values in Saltmarsh are accurate? Because you seem to be wandering all over :) (edit: which is ok)

    Statistics are their to enable game play. they are typically...
  9. Oh, and another reason I think small/short...

    Oh, and another reason I think small/short adventures will be better, if life happens and you don't finish, that's going to leave a poor experience. Like getting half-way through a game of Monopoly...
  10. How much time do you have? I get you are going to...

    How much time do you have? I get you are going to be there for a few days, but are you going to have 12 hours or so? Because that's what I would expect with what you have laid out.

    Plus given how...
  11. As I said :) historically you are correct and...

    As I said :) historically you are correct and that is typically what is done.
  12. Why would you think anyone would attack the hull?...

    Why would you think anyone would attack the hull?

    Every RPG I play it with sailing vessels, we start by burning the sails of the other ship. That lets us either run away or close at our...
  13. I'd lean towards background over sub-class. ...

    I'd lean towards background over sub-class.

    But, regardless, some mechanics (assuming 5E);
    - advantage on fear saves (i.e. a grave robber has to be pretty resistant to fear)
    - proficient skills;...
  14. IMO, organized play suffers from one major flaw;...

    IMO, organized play suffers from one major flaw; the need to accommodate "competitive optimizers".

    What I mean by this is gamers who feel the need to have the best character at the table, to reach...
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    Define what you mean by "Rabbi" You obviously...

    Define what you mean by "Rabbi"
    You obviously have something in mind (perhaps based on real-world beliefs).

    And, similar to what Cap'n Kobold said, I don't see how a rabbi (in my expectation)...
  16. If you don't actually quote your source not much...

    If you don't actually quote your source not much more I can do than tell you your quote is wrong. Lots get said on the FG forum, just like this one, that is not accurate or can be taken out of...
  17. Absolutely. Talk, discuss. Guess I'm just...

    Absolutely. Talk, discuss. Guess I'm just expecting a bunch of hyperbole and uninformed statements of socio-political blah.

    But, obviously not something I should or care to engage in, so I will...
  18. 'Relatively quietly' because what value is it to...

    'Relatively quietly' because what value is it to blow it up and make it the front page? Those that need to know, know.

    I never said or even implied that anyone should be "shutting up and agreeing...
  19. Here are three random AL formatted sheets from...

    Here are three random AL formatted sheets from recent campaigns I've run.

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  20. You are wrong. You never need to be online to...

    You are wrong. You never need to be online to start the program or access your content. You do need to be online in 2 cases only; 1) when players are joining you from remote locations (i.e. using the...
  21. Not if it does exactly what you want at a price...

    Not if it does exactly what you want at a price you are ok with. Who cares what it is called? Now, if (as you state) you don't want to pay the price, that's fine. But folks should not continue to...
  22. The article was quite clear; What the GM did was...

    The article was quite clear; What the GM did was against the written rules, was not included in the game description, and the person was thrown out and banned from all future attendance. Apologies...
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    No idea. Not familiar with the term. But, if you...

    No idea. Not familiar with the term. But, if you dismiss a person based on one idea of theirs then you are probably going to have to dismiss; Aristotle, Descartes, Thomas Aquinas, Confucius, Sun Tzu,...
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    Justin Alexander's The Alexandrian...

    Justin Alexander's The Alexandrian.
    Look at the RPG categories over on the right side. Make sure to read about the Three Clue Rule, and Don't Prep Plots, and Node Based Design. Also take a look at...
  25. You two do know this exists for 5E right? I mean...

    You two do know this exists for 5E right? I mean you are both regulars here you got to know right? Is it just that the product isn't the U/I you want or at the price you want so you ignore it right?...
  26. And apparently you just ignored James post that...

    And apparently you just ignored James post that stated it was a TSR Legal group decision to remove the content without further input from him?
  27. Rise! Rise! I command! You have only been dead...

    Rise! Rise! I command! You have only been dead for 11 years, you can still breath again!
  28. 30 minutes left. Last chance. Everything...

    30 minutes left. Last chance.

    Everything unlocked now that $500k has been passed.
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    Not if your target goal is a system with...

    Not if your target goal is a system with arbitrary, non-meaningful, and frequent character death.
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    A lot of those reasons were exactly what we...

    A lot of those reasons were exactly what we didn't like about 2E.

    DM narrated death with no chance of the players doing anything meaningful to cause it or prevent it. Or perhaps a single save or...
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    15 hour and only 1 more stretch goal to go! Crazy...

    15 hour and only 1 more stretch goal to go! Crazy :)
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    Well, I will say that over on Fantasy Grounds...

    Well, I will say that over on Fantasy Grounds their is actually a growing 2E community. I'm sure it's growth is limited, but since they introduced an official 2E AD&D ruleset and the core books to go...
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    I suspect it is just nostalgia. I know it is for...

    I suspect it is just nostalgia. I know it is for me.

    You mention a few mechanic things here (level limits and NWPs) but I have to wonder if those actually mean anything to you? Do they some how...
  34. I will add that that book certainly informed my...

    I will add that that book certainly informed my younger self of the various religious myths from around the world. It probably still influences some of my concepts and understandings. That book is...
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    Understandable, and respected. I see a lot of...

    Understandable, and respected.

    I see a lot of your other stuff hasn't been converted and published over there. Would you be open to a community converter for post KS?
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    Morrus, Any chance of getting FG version? Since I...

    Morrus, Any chance of getting FG version? Since I only buy all my 5E stuff on FG now, it's a requirement for me.
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    I like this ruling. If the situation ever comes...

    I like this ruling. If the situation ever comes up and I remember this, its what I'm going to say/use.
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    I agree with Umbran and others. You seem to be...

    I agree with Umbran and others.

    You seem to be under the premise that complexity is good. Not all of us agree.

    For me, it was it was about personal development and growth. Different phases of...
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    I'm glad you chose to respond. Though I certainly...

    I'm glad you chose to respond. Though I certainly don't agree that I have not accepted any of your viewpoints and I know I have certainly changed my mind more than once on this board, even when...
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    Sounds like you have a reasonable expectation,...

    Sounds like you have a reasonable expectation, that the bonuses are due to using the tree trunks protectively and not the concealment due to branches (because I agree, they would impede movement). As...
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    Have you ever been in a forest? What type of...

    Have you ever been in a forest? What type of forest?

    Look at the image from the video @Draegn posted. Those are old growth trees that might not have any branches closer than 15 feet to the ground...
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    I don't see how you are converting "50% trees" to...

    I don't see how you are converting "50% trees" to 860 trees per acre. Are you assuming 1/2 a tree per 5 foot square? Cuz that's not how trees work. What they are saying is that in that case trees...
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    $400k unlocked! 3 days left :O New goals for...

    $400k unlocked!
    3 days left :O
    New goals for $450k and $500k announced. Map packs from Paizo and Monster Grin studio tokens....
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    I too am baffled by some of your statements. ...

    I too am baffled by some of your statements.

    The first thing you totally seem to ignore is that 99+% of people that use any software, including a VTT are NOT going to change a single thing....
  45. All of you discussing GoT, please take it to...

    All of you discussing GoT, please take it to another thread.
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    So, what ruling is going to add more fun to your...

    So, what ruling is going to add more fun to your game? It depends upon the people sitting around the table or connected to the virtual table.

    Personally, I would probably rule in the players...
  47. Americans have a "and they all lived happily ever...

    Americans have a "and they all lived happily ever after" expectation.
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    No it wouldn't. Hold onto my wrist and prevent me...

    No it wouldn't. Hold onto my wrist and prevent me from running circles around you. Nope.
  49. Found it on YouTube. Not in a playlist though so...

    Found it on YouTube. Not in a playlist though so other episodes might be annoying to put into order. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTy5vDuPegY
  50. Anyone know where we can stream the original...

    Anyone know where we can stream the original cartoon series (in English)?
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    Magical equivalent is probably pretty simple to...

    Magical equivalent is probably pretty simple to justify in a world with "Mending" spells and printing presses with Tinker Gnomes. But, that is one of those idiosyncrasies many of us envision in our...
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    Grappling is not just grabbing someone's wrist....

    Grappling is not just grabbing someone's wrist. Grabbing someone's wrist does not restrain them will all the penalties of the condition. You can grab someone's wrist no doubt, but that's not...
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    Ok, I'm going to have to change my mind. It does...

    Ok, I'm going to have to change my mind. It does look like they will hit $400K, though it might be pretty close.

    I hope they do, it's a whole bunch of tokens from Monster Grin Studios.
    106647...
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    I thought they would hit 350k, but I'm pretty...

    I thought they would hit 350k, but I'm pretty confident they won't hit 400k. Looking forward to seeing more of their demo videos. It will be a fun 6 months.
  55. I think that really only applies mostly to us old...

    I think that really only applies mostly to us old folk who have an emotional attachment to printed books. I feel the younger generation could care less about having the physical book over a digital...
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    Yea, and with all the new tiers they have opened...

    Yea, and with all the new tiers they have opened up I think they will hit the $350k unlock as well. I doubt the $400k one though. 14 more days and we shall see :)
  57. Uh really? I mean that would indicate that their...

    Uh really? I mean that would indicate that their are only something like 12,810 characters built on DDB. Is that in agreement with data on things like feats etc?

    12k seems exceptionally low given...
  58. On trickle down... This is a measure of actual...

    On trickle down... This is a measure of actual games sessions played (a very different measurement than when Roll20 used to publish its stats). So, if you switch from playing a weekly 5E game to only...
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    The great cartography and political borderlines...

    The great cartography and political borderlines never bothered me, and still don't, about GH. After all, when you have divination magic and can ride a hypogriff, it's not hard to make perfect maps....
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    To me, and I'm no expert at any setting, GH to me...

    To me, and I'm no expert at any setting, GH to me is about change. About turmoil and struggles between nations and organizations. Where FR is about the struggles of individual heroes and a constant...
  61. Let them bring whoever they want. The bigger the...

    Let them bring whoever they want. The bigger the entourage, the easiest it will be for the drakes to know they are coming and to either flee or lay an ambush. Dragon fear does wonders to an entourage...
  62. Why would you want to? Using only six words is no...

    Why would you want to? Using only six words is no more than painting with just a few labels, labels that are going to have drastically different meaning and connotations to not just those of us in...
  63. Not really, to leverage the CT doesn't require...

    Not really, to leverage the CT doesn't require the purchased DLC. But it does require you have monster stat blocks. But, for instance you can get all of the ~400 1d6 Adventures "Monster-A-Day"...
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    $250k Goal hit. Also, you can now pledge for...

    $250k Goal hit.

    Also, you can now pledge for an Standard to Ultimate upgrade option. See the KS Updates for the details.
  65. If I can be a bit... humorous.... all we have to...

    If I can be a bit... humorous.... all we have to do is find out what console system Doug and/or John have I suspect as soon as they have some free time (not until after FGU launches!) they might just...
  66. IMO the benefit of FG is not the map or the...

    IMO the benefit of FG is not the map or the tokens, but rather the Combat Tracker. It's integrated with the map tokens and looks like an initiative tracker, but does much more than just initiative....
  67. Thanks you two. That's what I was leaning...

    Thanks you two. That's what I was leaning towards, but was just wanting to make sure I wasn't missing something that couldn't really be found :)
  68. I think RAW says that ammo that hits is...

    I think RAW says that ammo that hits is destroyed, and ammo that misses their is a chance to collect undamaged. I'll keep looking.

    Maybe sage advice has something...
  69. Magic Ranged Weapons and Magic Ammunition

    (My search fu both in the books and online is very weak today)

    RAW:
    Ranged magic weapons, do they add their magic bonus to both the attack and damage roles?
    Magic ammunition, do they? Do they...
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    Ass 77 mentions, their is a ton more implied by...

    Ass 77 mentions, their is a ton more implied by creature size than just the number of spaces they take up. What all benefits and disadvantages are you also considering for size adjustments? Are you...
  71. FYI smiteworks snuck in some new add-ons without...

    FYI smiteworks snuck in some new add-ons without telling us, Darkwoulfe token packs! I can say I commissioned him to do some custom tokens for one of my groups and was really happy with what he did....
  72. I like that in 5E a 6th level character can still...

    I like that in 5E a 6th level character can still do/accomplish most of what a 16th level character can and that their is not a wide discrepancy between them.

    IMO, it's about your expectations....
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    $200k hit, stretch goal #6 unlocked! Now...

    $200k hit, stretch goal #6 unlocked!

    Now working on tokens from Darkwoulfe!
  74. I think it runs really well. I don't have a built...

    I think it runs really well. I don't have a built in table like lots of people do (check out this thread;...
  75. Besides the feature aspects of FG, and as an...

    Besides the feature aspects of FG, and as an occasional user of Roll 20 and fervent user of FG, I think FG has two outstanding features compared to Roll 20;

    1) Stability. FG is stable, polished...
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    Well, at level 16 I would hope I would have an...

    Well, at level 16 I would hope I would have an end game in mind. But, no rush to get there. So 4 levels with at least 3 sessions per level, so it doesn't seem that close to needing to resolve things...
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    I didn't have a problem with RAW, or your...

    I didn't have a problem with RAW, or your proposal, and was just about to go to another thread when the thought hit me; why are spell casters penalized more than martials with a readied action? It...
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    Lots of good ideas, but what comes to my mind are...

    Lots of good ideas, but what comes to my mind are these comments;
    - I think the effects should be a gradual process, requiring more than one roll with escalating consequences
    - I would think the...
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    Eh, I don't know about immune to forced movement....

    Eh, I don't know about immune to forced movement. To me, that's a ruling because it depends up on the source of the movement. Shove? Nope, won't work. Thunderwave? Yes, that moves a swarm.
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    The next stretch goal is track packs. Details...

    The next stretch goal is track packs. Details here; https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smiteworks/fantasy-grounds-unity/posts/2496305

    106203

    Also don't miss out on the chance to win a free...
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    Total now is over $142k USD with 2500+ backers....

    Total now is over $142k USD with 2500+ backers. All initial stretch goals met, more goals being worked on as we sleep :)
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    Funded in 39 minutes, first stretch goal just...

    Funded in 39 minutes, first stretch goal just unlocked now.
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    Project is live, and half way to completion in 10...

    Project is live, and half way to completion in 10 minutes.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smiteworks/fantasy-grounds-unity

    I think they re going to have to add more stretch goals soon!
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    Let it go folks,please just let it die. You know...

    Let it go folks,please just let it die. You know that yogurt has been sitting out in the sun for 3 weeks. You know it's still sealed, but you know you don't want to open it. Please, just don't. I'm...
  85. ABSO-Fing-LUTELY! The NPC is even present in...

    ABSO-Fing-LUTELY!

    The NPC is even present in the first place because the DM wants them to be there. The McGuffin must be found because the DM wants it to be needed. The goblin army invades... The...
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    No link to the KS yet, but it is reported to go...

    No link to the KS yet, but it is reported to go live May 1st at Noon EDT, just over 12 hours from this posting.
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    I got that, but why? The max damage is the same,...

    I got that, but why? The max damage is the same, you've just increased the odds of at least one hit, but you have doubles the number of attack rolls. Is that increased average DPR worth the effort?
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    The damage output of a swarm already varies based...

    The damage output of a swarm already varies based on if they half more or less than half HP. So adding multiattack just exaggerates this. All you have done is half the damage but double the number of...
  89. This thread contains a poll. I put one per short rest, but that's not very...

    I put one per short rest, but that's not very accurate.

    My players are in Undermountain (old school, not DoMM) so they don't often find healing potions.
    When they use healing potions, they tend...
  90. Of course. But why does s/he need a mechanical...

    Of course. But why does s/he need a mechanical value to some skill? Can they craft a shoe horse? Sure, can they craft a sword? Yep, can they fix Dawn Breaker? Hmm, well since I placed them in my...
  91. Yes Only if I know the characters backstory...

    Yes

    Only if I know the characters backstory well enough to know the incident I am recalling or referring to.

    Never
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    If I was a DM running at an FLGS (which I used to...

    If I was a DM running at an FLGS (which I used to do, but don't anymore) I would take the easiest approach for me; run an AL legal adventure but allow non AL legal characters. "Play want you want. If...
  93. First, the only thing you will find that will fit...

    First, the only thing you will find that will fit all (or half of) of your design criteria is a system you build yourself. So, either do that or consider the following;

    Just use the Basic Rules,...
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    Thanks. FYI, I don't expect it to be used more...

    Thanks. FYI, I don't expect it to be used more than once or twice, since they are just being permitted to borrow it for a short mission etc.
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    Absolutely willing to houserule :) But what...

    Absolutely willing to houserule :)


    But what would that device look like? Say it could fit 2 characters and both of those would operate the controls. Would the they only be able to attack once...
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    And if I don't assume? But each level is not...

    And if I don't assume?


    But each level is not a sword. Look, I get it. You don't need to add anecdotes to justify your position.

    I'm not saying your are wrong, I'm just saying I think their...
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    Thanks Paul, I do appreciate your thoughts, but...

    Thanks Paul, I do appreciate your thoughts, but they aren't helping me much.

    I don't want a fighting machine, but even a "commoner" NPC has clear rules for combat, if the players decide to fight...
  98. No one will see that coming!

    No one will see that coming!
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    Yea, I was thinking that, but if you look at the...

    Yea, I was thinking that, but if you look at the available levers, their really isn't much for 2 people to do. I mean, most of the levers aren't things you actually really want to do while the device...
  100. That would be a bad business decision. Custom...

    That would be a bad business decision. Custom paint schemes... Do you know how many complaints and attempted returns that would invoke? And if they tried saying no returns how upset that would make...
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