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    Ah, I understand where you're coming from. So...

    Ah, I understand where you're coming from. So your proposed mechanic is kind of meta-educational to point a finger at the sometimes not so obvious power imbalance between DM and players.

    That...
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    But in a game with INT/WIS/CHA this would be then...

    But in a game with INT/WIS/CHA this would be then the DM's fault, wouldn't it? Telling a dork to "persuade that baron" in character while ignoring his stats or skills and the tell him how he failed...
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    I guess that this is doable, but I generally...

    I guess that this is doable, but I generally don't think that getting rid of mental scores is a good idea.

    Why? Because it creates a major imbalance between the effectiveness of more intelligent...
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    I haven't seen them in 4e either. But they should...

    I haven't seen them in 4e either. But they should not be too hard to convert.
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    Oh, I'm basically the same. My group has been...

    Oh, I'm basically the same. My group has been plaing for 15 years now with the occasional break and they are more focused on the RP part as well.

    I joined another group recently, but I asked the...
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    I don't know whether discussing the semantics on...

    I don't know whether discussing the semantics on who or what could be defined as a "gamer" via outside means leads us anywhere. The statistics have their own definition (someone who plays video games...
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    It also depends heavily on the type of strategy....

    It also depends heavily on the type of strategy. One of the many games I'm playing is a fantasy city building browser game. Strictly PvE, so no plundering and all player-interaction is either trade...
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    umm... but technically Candy Crush *is* a video...

    umm... but technically Candy Crush *is* a video game? Just like, you know... Tetris? MMORPGs are a different genre than puzzle games though. Still puzzle games are often first steps to get into the...
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    And women tend to have a higher chance of not...

    And women tend to have a higher chance of not filling out the gender box as many have had bad experiences being a "girl on the internet". Even if the EN forums are a relatively safe and welcoming...
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    nope, we're definitely not. And some dudes are...

    nope, we're definitely not. And some dudes are pretty defensive (to the point of being verbally aggressive) when you dare suggest to play their favorite system a bit differently.

    I was literally...
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    Since I currently don't have enough time for...

    Since I currently don't have enough time for another recap and I promised some sort of feedback on the whole track-building challenge a few posts back, this one will be purely "mechanical" in nature....
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    It is quite a bit different in Germany, and it...

    It is quite a bit different in Germany, and it totally depends on the field. Physics and computer science are worst off with numbers slowly creeping up ~3% (from 23% to 26%) over the last 5 years....
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    Yep, yet in the sciences one could argue that at...

    Yep, yet in the sciences one could argue that at least women would have tried to get into them because they are, unlike gaming, not a hobby, but some sort of calling. Or at least offering well-payed...
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    I'm maybe too young to compare my experience to...

    I'm maybe too young to compare my experience to the "dawn of TTRPGs", but me and my sister were huge geeks in the 90's. And natural RPers as well (our make-belief outdoor adventures with the other...
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    I usually don't enjoy large dungeon crawls (and...

    I usually don't enjoy large dungeon crawls (and I've played the most iconic of them like Rappan Athuk or Labyrinth of Madness) but this one is so much fun and connected to the story and has lots and...
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    Yeah, this part was added for the 4e version. I...

    Yeah, this part was added for the 4e version. I guess it was an attempt to create an early hook and provide some preliminary informations for adventure 5.

    I took the additional info dump for...
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    mh, but should or could the reward for creative...

    mh, but should or could the reward for creative and smart solutions not be positive in-game consequences? Could be loot, could be a new ally, could be a favor, good political standing or some...
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    Oh Balance already hints at Gate Pass... "We...

    Oh Balance already hints at Gate Pass... "We ourselves left home twenty years past, passing through the Gate to the sunlit world, where we sought a home, a quest which eventually led here."

    it is...
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    I think Riley made a good point: violence is too...

    I think Riley made a good point: violence is too broad of a term to simply say that using it in RPGs is more or less moral by itself.

    What we have to take a look at is both story/setting and...
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    The return of Gradiax

    Hah, who could have expected that 1) a gnoll army would be on the march and 2) Auryn would use You-know-who's true identity by sheer coincidence. I just thought "Oh well, if I'm going to use a...
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    Mind Games

    Session 37

    As Carlyle still only needs 2 hours of sleep (courtesy to his trusted Ring of Sustenance), he's already awake and making plans for the railway construction when Auryn gets up the next...
  22. Sooo... will this be the animated version of...

    Sooo... will this be the animated version of SMITE EVIL you've been talking about a few days ago?

    Anyways, call me excited. I'd totally support you should you decide to pull through the obviously...
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    I very much agree. If you play 4e, get a Warlord....

    I very much agree. If you play 4e, get a Warlord. This class is SO much fun and so incredibly versatile. I'd argue that the WL is *the* essential 4e leader class.

    Oh and I just remembered another...
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    that's also what I meant when talking about too...

    that's also what I meant when talking about too little utility besides combat.

    5e has attack cantrips and very little spells as well (at least on lower levels) and I often just "ray of frost"...
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    It totally depends on your preferences. ...

    It totally depends on your preferences.

    First, 4e is pretty balanced. To the fact that people may call it over-balanced.

    Second, everyone has powers and the classes' mechanical skeletons work...
  26. It is most likely intentional as there are...

    It is most likely intentional as there are legendary skill uses that are quasi-magical in beta. Which is very much fine by me as magic shouldn't be the gatekeeper to being supernaturally awesome. And...
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    von Reckinghausen the second // To heal

    Once we arrive at the construction site, Margit informs us about what happened during our time in Citada de Cavallo: There had been a bandit attack and one of the workers got wounded by a gunshot....
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    Treachery at sea

    When we get to Cavallo de Guerra and tell him that the mysterious captive of the goblins who called for help just offered a method to cure anyone of the Dragon Worms, the old orc seems a bit...
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    This thread contains a poll. Phew, these are totally different ideas. In...

    Phew, these are totally different ideas.

    In general, I'd love to see both adventuring material and a solid story and I'm pretty keen on playing PF2.

    I also enjoyed reading excerpts from your...
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    Saving Doctor von Recklinghausen

    Session 36

    After our talk with Corta Nariz, we meet up with Cavallo de Guerra to tell him about our knowledge of the dragon worms. We find the old orc in the banquet hall where he's having...
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    orcish diplomacy

    Now I'm curious. But no spoilers ;)

    Any yep, we're currently chasing Kasvarina's memories with Cherage and Methia being the last two missing stops on our list.

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    Brakken soon leaves the...
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    My players did exactly the same! 1) I let...

    My players did exactly the same!

    1) I let Glibglammer's room be totally secured, knowing that they'd try anyway. Inside, the sneaky one found a messy room, total chaos (she *is* madness after...
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    Old Fox

    Well, thanks :)

    We took quite the effort in trying to win Lya over and she's still alive by adventure 8 (we haven't seen much of her after the beran episode) but we don't know about her true...
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    Of friendships, deals and lies

    Just when we're about to discuss about how to proceed further, we spot a flock of birds emanating a magical aura. As we don't know whether these avians have been sent by the beran referees or whether...
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    Ber Games

    Session 35

    During our waiting period for the 2nd audience with Bruse Shantus, we take some time to gather more information about Pemberton and his business in Ber. So we ask for directions and are...
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    Three audiences

    If I remember correctly, we used the pun "Ber-darfsgüter" for the railroad construction part later this adventure. Which translates roughly to needs or necessities.

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    The next morning, we...
  37. yay, it works :D they are pretty cool! And I...

    yay, it works :D

    they are pretty cool! And I didn't realize that Dro'marri looks very much like Mario. I'd say that Byron is my favorite even if I've never seen a blue tiefling before.
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    The trial of adulthood

    We walk around the court some more and talk to various courtiers only to find out that getting an audience with the Bruse is really pretty much one of the hardest things to achieve in Ber. We also...
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    It is a bit obscure: In the tales of Mahabharata,...

    It is a bit obscure: In the tales of Mahabharata, the skilled archer and prince Arjuna participates in a competition to marry Draupadi who is said to be a princess born from fire. The last test...
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    To the summer court

    We soon reunite with Brakken in the embassy and ask him to accompany us to the summer court despite what happened earlier. We tell him about this mysterious Joe Pena guy who might be either targeting...
  41. I guess Larloch would say "mission accomplished"....

    I guess Larloch would say "mission accomplished".

    You'll most likely have heard of Szass Tam of the Red Wizards though. He's kind of the only one Larloch has taken as "apprentice".
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    Glaucia's court

    Before we teleport to Seobriga, Auryn discusses her upcoming mission and corresponding absence with Andrei and Isobel. She encourages both to live according to their own wishes and asks them to look...
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    uh, am I the only one who's skeptical about the...

    uh, am I the only one who's skeptical about the "male lead" premise? As much as I like seeing heroes, I'm all for at least a main cast of 3 characters. Unless this is pointing to a Drizzt movie. But...
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    Hm, I don't see if these two playstyles are...

    Hm, I don't see if these two playstyles are really different poles of one and the same scale, but that may have something to do with the fact that the "classic" playstyle is very much described in...
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    A long glass of wine

    Session 34

    Promising to do our best to get our hands on Oddcog, we say goodbye to the King, Harkover Lee, and Lord Price-Hill (or, “the pleasant round of charming gentlemen”, as Auryn would call...
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    The issue of the Oddcog

    :)

    All in all, the opera seems to be a big success though not everyone in the audience seems to have completely grasped the meaning of the story. Carlyle congratulates Auryn on this perfect...
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    This book isn't meant to be titillating, on the...

    This book isn't meant to be titillating, on the contrary. It is meant to invoke mature thoughts about the nature of love and sexuality in fictional settings and how to handle them at your table.
    ...
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    not necessarily. Playtesting done right can...

    not necessarily. Playtesting done right can include multiple iterative loops of alternatives and feedback. At worst (or best?) you have to break down and rebuild a lot if you realize that you are...
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    I'm sure we once had someone talk about a...

    I'm sure we once had someone talk about a Drowager (which could be a time-based monster whose favourite prey is drow)

    My mother language is also very creative with "Lich"es and one of my players...
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    Dirge of Vekesh

    We spend the next days writing reports and analyzing our information. One day, Auryn asks Carlyle to give her one of these old suits he's no longer wearing as she'd love to try out something new....
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    Thanks for your insight. I read a bit about...

    Thanks for your insight.

    I read a bit about the SMITE EVIL campaign and it does sound really intriguing to have such an unconventional and dynamic team of paladins as PCs. My last attempt at...
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    In the pale moonlight

    We then decide to make all necessary preparations for the arrival of new refugees in Sawyer. So back to Sawyer it is. When we arrive at the main hall and ask for governor Roderick, we are told that...
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    So, you got some PCs with a connection to...

    So, you got some PCs with a connection to Elfaivar as well? Damn, I'd love to read all about it, but for now I'm afraid of spoilers, even if we got a good grasp on the Obscurati plan and Nicodemus'...
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    Reports and a secret mission

    On our way to the RHC, Carlyle takes some time to buy a few newspapers and tries to get up to date in terms of events in Flint and the rest of the world. Once we reach the RHC, we compare these news...
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    An unlikely alliance

    Meanwhile, Tinuviel offers Shalosha, Torrent, Rhuarc, Katrina and Three Weeping Ravens a teleport to the Lyceum. As Shalosha pretty much turned against Shahalesti officials this day, she gladly...
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    Hah, they didn't suspect Nina was up to...

    Hah, they didn't suspect Nina was up to something? She'd have an easy time swaying the King and the proxies against the party after they left then ( "See, they immediately left for Gallo's lands....
  57. Thinking about the article again, I guess it...

    Thinking about the article again, I guess it would be fair to call these entries a column or an opinion, but not an article per se.

    Most of us agree that many of the the statements in this entry...
  58. While most crtiticism has already been brought...

    While most crtiticism has already been brought up, I especially disagree in terms of pacing.

    "Good pacing (in novel and film terms) calls for alternating lows and highs, to make the highs that...
  59. Thread: Lanjyr maps

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    This is the best one I found in our archives ...

    This is the best one I found in our archives

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    Zafira and the Matriarch of Flint

    Session 33

    After getting their issues sorted, Auryn expresses her wish to talk to her mother about her future plans. So she finally tells Galadin that she won't be able to stay in Pallita for much...
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    The Blooming

    In a quiet moment, Carlyle takes the opportunity to ask Auryn whether this trip to her homeland brought her the clarity she had hoped to find. She's a bit hesitant to answer the question and explains...
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    Light of Elfaivar

    Oh yeah, Elfaivar is a damn huge topic and I'm really looking forward to returning there in adventure 8.

    While I don't know the new mechanics of L5R (I only played it for one or two sessions, Tiz...
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    If you want a short introductory adventure, then...

    If you want a short introductory adventure, then you could let them play the Ragesians who try to storm castle Korstull.

    They might be loyal soldiers from any kind of occupation and are being...
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    Breaking down

    We offer the eladrin to accompany the team tasked with delivering the prisoners to Sawyer as we fear there might be more attacks coming from the agents of the Mad King. Also, this would provide us...
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    Glad to be of help. But I hope your group is...

    Glad to be of help. But I hope your group is doing fine and you don't have to actually start all over again?
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    Four Fiends and a Covenant

    Session 32

    The next morning, Carlyle is treated with a traditional cabbage-chili stew (which is maybe just a more moist variant of kimchi?) for breakfast. He then takes a stroll through the...
  67. Thanks! So it was explotative, but no effect...

    Thanks!

    So it was explotative, but no effect that can be reproduced indefinitely. We feared that the Obs might just use her technique to leech off Aodhan's powers en masse like parasites.
  68. Livia Hatsfield and her powers [minor spoilers]

    Hey folks,

    we're currently at the beginning of the convocation in adventure 7 and I'm the player who's in control of Livia.

    Last session, we had a bit of a discussion about the nature of her...
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    One night in Pallita

    The ghouls seem to understand that staying inside the city is both pointless and dangerous and so they scatter one by one. Meanwhile, we take some time to ritually cleanse the temple city and deliver...
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    They still have it, but you may wish to rule that...

    They still have it, but you may wish to rule that some opponent's effects are stronger than the boon. I played it straight in my campaign and found that many cool control effects that get thrown at...
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    The ghoul nation of Ashanti

    Before we travel to Elfaivar, Auryn needs to know about Carlyle's role in the Second war as she doesn't wish to be surprised by any accusation. So she asks him about the worst deeds the eladrin could...
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    This isn't even my final form

    While the fight against Karedan (who's really angry that Tinuviel stabbed Etienna), Telshanth and Rihalles goes on, the vision shifts to another part of Rhuarc's, or rather Stacia's past.

    They see...
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    Pontifex

    Simply winning the adventure is seldom our goal (okay, it kind of was in Rappan Athuk...).

    But these societal efforts came quite naturally after Thames Grimsley and adventure 2. Auryn was raised...
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    Saying goodbye to the King

    After a long and restful night, we meet again at the RHC to discuss our findings. The raid on the military academy didn't bring any new information or suspects as Col. Harlock has gone missing. So...
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    hmm... I honestly don't know if Aodhan got...

    hmm... I honestly don't know if Aodhan got something special for our flying friend. But maybe that'd made Harkover Lee even more jealous ;)
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    Knights of Risur

    As we now know that the ritual will be performed in the late afternoon, we try to save our strength as well as we can while still keeping Borne occupied. After some long, straining hours, we finally...
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    Preparing to blow up a giant

    Session 31

    We continue our efforts to keep Borne as far away from central Flint as possible. After Calrlyle tells Auryn all about the plan to banish the colossus to the Dreaming, we agree to send...
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    thank you all so much for your ideas and...

    thank you all so much for your ideas and insights!

    First, I will definitely start with rebuilding. One of my characters has dedicated himself to life - protecting, preserving and creating life,...
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    Coaltongue is still alive, but he's mortal so he...

    Coaltongue is still alive, but he's mortal so he will die very soon. Guthwulf on the other hand... well, he's something we might have yet to discuss.

    They are also in a position where they don't...
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    The world of the Burning Sky

    Hey all,

    as some of you may know, we recently finished our WOtBS main campaign (yay!). Thing is, my players hunger for more. And I'm trying to sort out some ideas that might or might not work.
    ...
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    Guns and pistols are pretty common in Zeitgeist....

    Guns and pistols are pretty common in Zeitgeist. The PC's enemies use them and I cannot say that *they* really care for ammunition costs as they sling their bullets like there's no tomorrow.

    From...
  82. Umm... so M:TG could do a Hearthstone move and...

    Umm... so M:TG could do a Hearthstone move and introduce a D&D themed set? Sounds interesting :)
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    If that would be and stay a small segment, then...

    If that would be and stay a small segment, then fine. But it definitely smells like they're trying to start a big business here.

    What I really don't understand is why they won't ask "real"...
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    I've been skeptical about this since its...

    I've been skeptical about this since its announcement, but bringing eSports "VIPs" as a selling point? We really don't want to bring the toxic elements of eSports to the TTRPG community, do we?
    ...
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    But...but... he *is* basically a toddler who...

    But...but... he *is* basically a toddler who hasn't learned how to not step on his minifigs yet and who doesn't understand the concept of death.

    His whole story so far is terribly tragic :/
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    Shadow of the colossus

    Next, we find a room with exquisite storage racks for both wine and cheese, so we guess that this room has to be either Kasvarina's or Leone's. Just as Carlyle is about to appreciate the taste of...
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    Thanks :) We tend to prefer stealth to brute...

    Thanks :)

    We tend to prefer stealth to brute force whenever possible. Getting Margit and Grappa stealthy wasn't easy though. If I remember correctly, we used invisibility on both and levitate on...
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    Reunion in the Bleak Gate

    Session 30

    After our final talk with Aodhan, we take Flying Spark who used the spare time to get stuffed at the banquet's leftovers and head to the RHC. Auryn takes a small detour to get Asrabey...
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    right, he said that and Shalosha remembered it. ...

    right, he said that and Shalosha remembered it.

    As for Katrina and Shalosha... usually I decide on the NPC's stances by background, general attitude and narrative. But there are times when I...
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    more visions

    Don't be sad, I am really trying to brainstorm ideas for a continuation. That's why I already planted some seeds for further hooks last session ;)

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    After the vision of Syana, the world shifts...
  91. I'd go a bit further and say that someone who...

    I'd go a bit further and say that someone who plays his or her character like an interchangeable lego figurine with a certain set of skills is the wrong person to be at my table.

    Don't get me...
  92. I heartily agree. Death of a character can be...

    I heartily agree. Death of a character can be among the most non-engaging consequences of failure, depending on the campaign. One of the most recent campaigns I've been reading about has the players...
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    And I always though that it was created in...

    And I always though that it was created in Ostalin, then introduced to the Ragesians by Lee Sidoneth :D

    (but honestly, this and the Burning Sky are nifty in-universe methods of preventing players...
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    Because they'll be sent to Ycengled by the...

    Because they'll be sent to Ycengled by the Shahalesti who are usually more or less your opponents. There they'll witness that those people they will most likely be working for have committed real...
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    Well, if you wish to end the adventure on a...

    Well, if you wish to end the adventure on a slightly higher note, you could let Shalosha use Seaquen as base for her future operation. This would give the party the opportunity to connect to the new...
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    Diplomatic matters

    Before dessert, there is another break and Lya Jierre turns to us to talk about the “misunderstandings” we had. We sincerely ask her what these “misunderstandings” might be as she's probably already...
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    Originally, it was just a coincidence as NPC like...

    Originally, it was just a coincidence as NPC like Lord Vantrys and his staff or Francis Fordren were part of our character's backgrounds and yeah, of course being a 500 years old ex-butler means you...
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    The grand banquet

    (As a pre-emptive note: Some of the upcoming parts of the conference dinner may seem as if it was majorly Auryn doing the talks. This is not because Carlyle's player wasn't interested in the...
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    hm, I'd say we're in transition from adventure 7...

    hm, I'd say we're in transition from adventure 7 to 8 as the war council happened before the Temple episode because some elf wanted to draw the Shahalesti away from Ycengled ASAP.

    But yeah, the...
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    If I got this right, then the authors of the 4e...

    If I got this right, then the authors of the 4e conversion tried to add some replayability for those who had played through the original. Hence the additions, at least until chapter 6.

    Some of...
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