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    It won't be Paizos 4E. If it flops it will be for...

    It won't be Paizos 4E. If it flops it will be for a different reason, it's possible there's nothing Paizo can do to compete at least at the levels they want.
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    No surprise good sci fi doesn't do well on Fox.

    No surprise good sci fi doesn't do well on Fox.
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    I specifically said several posts ago I was...

    I specifically said several posts ago I was referring to big budget stuff because that's where the money is, some genres you can't really do low budget at least very well, and it's also what the...
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    No you don't there's not much variety in...

    No you don't there's not much variety in blockbusters, I provided a link to the 90s and now.

    Big budget movies are now mostly super hero/MCU/sequals.

    Some movies are just going to cost more...
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    Didn't lose money but was expected to make a lot...

    Didn't lose money but was expected to make a lot more. Probably one with an average to meh IMDb rating. No blockbusters or movies generally regarded as good/successful.

    Flops that are good are...
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    Variety is good and you don't really get that now.

    Variety is good and you don't really get that now.
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    Yes but the story issnt pushed that hard so the...

    Yes but the story issnt pushed that hard so the plot is fairly easy to ignore. It doesn't really turn up until the 4th module or so. You can also ignore the domain building aspect.
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    Special effects don't make a movie but every now...

    Special effects don't make a movie but every now and then you get a movie like T2 with special effects plus storyline and a lot of movies like that are no longer made.
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    Bad Movies You Liked

    Bad being movies that flopped, underperformed at the box office or were critically panned like most of the Transformers franchise.

    My 3.

    Labyrinth
    This movie was a flop back in the 80s but...
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    I'll watch almost anything, it's not me though...

    I'll watch almost anything, it's not me though it's the Hollywood Studios that care about the blockbusters. It's why we don't get new blockbusters I posted the top 40 from the 90s and only 8 were...
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    Except a lot of small movies also fail to hit 100...

    Except a lot of small movies also fail to hit 100 million. Even fewer become blockbusters but every now and then you get a Blair Witch.

    It's also the way movies are funded. If you're an investor...
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    Most 80s movies are a guilty pleasure now. ...

    Most 80s movies are a guilty pleasure now.

    It's my birthday today, was kinda planning on taking my niece to the Lion King but travel plans didn't happen
  13. 5E version of Combat and Tactics perhaps.

    5E version of Combat and Tactics perhaps.
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    I think you can make a fixed 3.5 drawing in a bit...

    I think you can make a fixed 3.5 drawing in a bit of ISR/2E concepts to fix it. PF2 seems to have doubled down on the complexity.

    My idea of a fixed 3.X game would be Star Wars Saga Edition with...
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    The 1st two Kingmaker adventures are quite good,...

    The 1st two Kingmaker adventures are quite good, it breaks down a bit after that. Stolen Lands for pt 1 the other one I can't recall off the top of my head.

    They're also easy to convert to D&D.
  16. It's there in the class design and optional rules...

    It's there in the class design and optional rules in the DMG.

    I think the fanatics took things a bit to literally. They said fans of 1E to 4E could play together not that it would be 1E to 4E.
  17. I like the Quests of Doom ones at least the first...

    I like the Quests of Doom ones at least the first 3 from Frog God Games. Some if them are hexcrawls, tagline 1E feel, 5E rules.
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    No 40 is The Mummy, 400 million 20 years ago cost...

    No 40 is The Mummy, 400 million 20 years ago cost 80 million.

    https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?release_date=1990,1999&title_type=feature&sort=boxoffice_gross_us,desc

    8 were sequals. 400...
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    Virtually none you would have to adjust for...

    Virtually none you would have to adjust for inflation. T2 comes close. 500 million bin 1991 is about 900 now.

    I also gave the 500 million mark which is roughly the break even point on a modern...
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    As I said there's a few. Not many though....

    As I said there's a few. Not many though. Birthday Turkish dinner+ few APAs and Efes so have a good night. Bellydancer weeee
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    Not really the article was explaining why howwood...

    Not really the article was explaining why howwood doesn't do new blockbusters and there were only something like 6 or 8 new movies outside if superhero movies that did well.

    Compare with the 90s...
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    No parties are similar size. I met a bit if power...

    No parties are similar size. I met a bit if power creep into the game to make up for it. Weapon rules in the RC, or DM allowed UA for 1st Ed, Fighters Handbook 2E.

    OSR adventures often have NPCs...
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    Fighters are very good in OSR games. OD&D...

    Fighters are very good in OSR games. OD&D mentions party sizes of 20, 6 to 8 PCs plus Henchmen also allows for a lot more bodies.

    The expectation does seem to skew towards more bodies.
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    More info....

    More info.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/114387030/top-gun-2-everything-we-know-about-maverick-after-tom-cruise-drops-first-trailer
    Practical effects, real planes, Jennifer Connolly.
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    Those are all Indy type movies. There's not a lot...

    Those are all Indy type movies. There's not a lot being made between 50 to 100 million and the big movies production costs are exceeding the cost of making all those movies you listed.

    There's...
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    Party sizes were larger they often thought you...

    Party sizes were larger they often thought you would have a second rank of pikemen behind the Frontline. And you would bait people into 10' wide passages.

    I don't think many people okay 2E RAW...
  27. It has a gay character and gay propaganda is...

    It has a gay character and gay propaganda is illegal in Russia. What counts as gay propaganda is entirely arbitrary so idk if it would be banned or whatever.

    Some parts of South America are also...
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    I should have rephrased it to ones that make lots...

    I should have rephrased it to ones that make lots of money. That's what the Studios want is that next billion dollar franchise.

    There's only a few like a handful that have been blockbusters...
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    There early adventures were tourney modules...

    There early adventures were tourney modules because people wanted to buy them. The idea was you would design your own.

    Modules that came later like X1,I6, B5, B10, Even Temple of Elemental evil...
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    F-18s make sense. A lot of airframes in use...

    F-18s make sense.

    A lot of airframes in use by the USA and Russia are based on decade old designs. They hit a plateau years ago similar to passenger jets.

    It's what they put on them. The...
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    Hollywood doesn't really do new movies and the...

    Hollywood doesn't really do new movies and the public mostly doesn't go see them and they don't tend to make much money.

    Inception was one of the last that made a decent amount.

    Alot of...
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    80s was better for movies than 90s. First half of...

    80s was better for movies than 90s. First half of 90s were good second half meh summer blockbusters.
  33. Thread: Is This Odd?

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    That may have happened idk. I've talked to 4...

    That may have happened idk. I've talked to 4 other DMs and they're all doing their own thing.
  34. Thread: Is This Odd?

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    Is This Odd?

    So I went into my flgs and picked up a premium copy of Ghosts of Saltmarsh. Had a chat with the owner.

    Anyway a young fella came in and he got called over and got told "don't do what you did the...
  35. Gah my eyes burn them out please.

    Gah my eyes burn them out please.
  36. The philosophical question is. Kender...

    The philosophical question is.

    Kender genocide is a good act? Alignment repercussions?

    They are a clear and present danger to the multiverse.
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    Money Heist Season 3.

    Just wondering if anyone else like this show.

    It's on Netflix. Season one was great, season 2still good.

    Spanish show with English dubbing. It's a very clever. Oceans 11 type show but...
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    Mass Effect 1,2,3 Knights of the Old Republic...

    Mass Effect 1,2,3
    Knights of the Old Republic
    Star Wars Empire at War
    Fallout 4
    Hearts of Iron II
    Europa Universalis III and IV
    Crusader Kings II
    Stellaris
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    Jet porn;) Wasn't cringy which was surprising.

    Jet porn;) Wasn't cringy which was surprising.
  40. Played it before D&D. Sold it in the 90s but...

    Played it before D&D. Sold it in the 90s but still have Space Crusade and the expansion for it.
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    Point I can't remember the % but apparently it...

    Point I can't remember the % but apparently it was significant.
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    Still could be good if it's worked into the...

    Still could be good if it's worked into the story. They break some out of storage, fly some old Iranian ones, or other US allies/former allies.


    F22s and F35s wouldn't feel right.

    Potential...
  43. They let in some stuff of course. There's a lot...

    They let in some stuff of course. There's a lot if stuff they don't let in though.

    I can't remember how many movies they actually let in.

    A lot of it is arbitrary as well. Your example was...
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    Original was kind of a product of it's time and...

    Original was kind of a product of it's time and doubled as an ad for Air Force recruiting.
    IDK what way it will go.

    Not a bad trailer though. Thought the F-14s had been retired.
  45. It's cultural and the communists see things like...

    It's cultural and the communists see things like spiritualism, ghosts, demons etc as backwards and superstitious.

    Chinese culture used to have Hungary Ghosts and honoring your ancestors. It's...
  46. I don't see D&D doing that well in a lot of...

    I don't see D&D doing that well in a lot of countries for various reasons.

    1. It's an American game. By that I mean you kill stuff and it's kinda violent

    2. It's based on European myth,...
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    2E was designed to be backwards compatible. 2,E...

    2E was designed to be backwards compatible. 2,E characters in 1E adventures will die slightly more often. 2E had killer dungeons and well but they're not as well known as the 1E ones.

    More people...
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    Size modfiers vs large critters longswords deal...

    Size modfiers vs large critters longswords deal 1d12, shortswords 1d8
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    PF2 That's reasonable.

    That's reasonable.
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    1E adventures were harder. 2E adventures...

    1E adventures were harder.

    2E adventures were narrative heavy. Not many were actually good and most of them are in Dungeon.
  51. Eric Mona was quick to post wonder if it's...

    Eric Mona was quick to post wonder if it's marketing.
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    PF2 Nah probably buy the PDF if it's cheap like pf1...

    Nah probably buy the PDF if it's cheap like pf1 and see what I think. Not a fan of the 3 action system.
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    PF2 Cheap price for collector item, hang onto it.

    Cheap price for collector item, hang onto it.
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    4E the main problem IMHO was the class/role...

    4E the main problem IMHO was the class/role design or the 4E playstyle it enabled.
    A lot if 4E stuff would work fine in other D&D games.
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    An empty deodorant bottle on a white flag. Or...

    An empty deodorant bottle on a white flag.

    Or one that's never been opened.
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    1E may be deadlier due to adventure design but if...

    1E may be deadlier due to adventure design but if you designed like that in 2E you would be just as dead.
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    Weapon specialization and increased weapon dice....

    Weapon specialization and increased weapon dice.

    1d12+2 and 1d8+2. Max damage 24

    Round two.
    Extra attack with longsword. 1d12+2 max damage 38 a round.

    Two rounds 52 damage.

    Dart...
  58. Yeah Lenders are more or less the worst race...

    Yeah Lenders are more or less the worst race ever. Never really like DL as a Gameworld and it's a bit meh in terms of novels, way to hit or miss and even in the 90s the main DL novels hadn't aged...
  59. New race though, I don't mind people wrecking...

    New race though, I don't mind people wrecking their own stuff.
  60. Thread: Double Dash

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    Sure seems fine RAI and RAW.

    Sure seems fine RAI and RAW.
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    Never seen a Dwarf wizard since 3.0. Actually did...

    Never seen a Dwarf wizard since 3.0. Actually did see more in 2E as some settings had them.

    Didn't see a lot if wizards in 3E, 50/50 in 5E it seems. Not seeing many fighters either outside that...
  62. Dragonlance had a unique race and it treated...

    Dragonlance had a unique race and it treated Gnomes as a joke.
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    Shoe Horning the Races by Class?

    In 5E virtually every new player regardless of ability score generation tends to match up their main racial bonus with their class.

    This means unless your race has a plus 2 whatever orcare the...
  64. It's kind of a problem with kitchen sink...

    It's kind of a problem with kitchen sink settings. Let everything in nothing stands out.

    If you just add a few races or even 1 they stand out more. Kender and Warfirged for example.

    Gnomes...
  65. It's easy, video streaming and even pop up video...

    It's easy, video streaming and even pop up video adds. I use wireless a lot but sometimes forget to use data.

    One month my wife and myself used 490 GB. We stream every thing though, plus gaming...
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    I knew you were joking but some lines shouldn't...

    I knew you were joking but some lines shouldn't be crossed. Being compared to Highlander 2 is one of them. I would almost retain your services. You could sue yourself.
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    That's rough. I don't think we can call it...

    That's rough.

    I don't think we can call it one way or another.

    That playtest just left such a bad taste though.
  68. Better balanced as well due to lower power curve.

    Better balanced as well due to lower power curve.
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    That's why I think a post apocalyptic setting is...

    That's why I think a post apocalyptic setting is the way forward. This will be the 7th time travel back assassin thing? Or 6th Salvation had no time travel.
  70. Hey I'm tempted to start naming NPCs after forum...

    Hey I'm tempted to start naming NPCs after forum members. I have this Gnome Paladin named L.. erm nevermind.
  71. He got the door open.

    He got the door open.
  72. Yeah you big boss is a bit on the east side. ...

    Yeah you big boss is a bit on the east side.

    Still about ten times better than what I can put together, I don't have the desktop publishing skills.

    Haven't got around to running it as...
  73. Sarcosanct you did a good job with Felk More,...

    Sarcosanct you did a good job with Felk More, printed it out and got it bound up.
  74. My cool story. We were playing X8 Drums on...

    My cool story.

    We were playing X8 Drums on Fire Mountain. There was a puzzle involving carvings of dancing figures.
    To open the door you have to reenact the dance sequence and fill in the...
  75. I don't care if people don't like OSR games. I...

    I don't care if people don't like OSR games. I play 5E as that's what everyone plays. Happy the play OSR and would sign up.

    Not going to stand on a soapbox and claim it's the greatest thing...
  76. Main reason is no Gnome Paladin's dual wielding...

    Main reason is no Gnome Paladin's dual wielding rapiers.

    I've run 2E for modern gamers and they've enjoyed it. There's a 16 yo at the FLGS running 5E Planescape.

    Mechanics not the best,...
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    Cheers, wasn't treating it as spoilers as idk how...

    Cheers, wasn't treating it as spoilers as idk how reliable they are and treated it as scuttlebutt.
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    Neutral gonna see what the reviews say. Genysis...

    Neutral gonna see what the reviews say. Genysis was the only one I didn't see at the theatre. And T1 bit young in 84.
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    The young girl is apparently John's replacement...

    The young girl is apparently John's replacement and he dies at the start.

    According to leaks from test screenings could be BS. Robots are not Skynet some new company.

    If they pull the old...
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    I was referring more to 2019. The box office is...

    I was referring more to 2019. The box office is down, quite a few flops.

    Shaft
    Hellboy
    Men in Black
    Dark Phoenix

    Just off the top of my head.
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    I don't go because I'm not into the MCU. We used...

    I don't go because I'm not into the MCU. We used to go a lot.

    The young people aren't going either for these reboots.

    Sure PR might claim they're aiming movies at everyone but that means...
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    Hey I'm 40, last movie I paid for was erm...

    Hey I'm 40, last movie I paid for was erm Detective Pikachu. Don't ask.
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    Depends if they're marketing nostalgia but the...

    Depends if they're marketing nostalgia but the target audience is younger crowd makes little sense.

    I think that's why they're getting so many flops lately. They're rebooting 80s and 90s...
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    I designed a rough Warlord chassis, it's a lot of...

    I designed a rough Warlord chassis, it's a lot of work converting a full 4E class. I would probably covert stuff a little bit different than 4E fans mostly due to ogl/gsl.

    The Warlock I think can...
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    Producers don't have much to do with the actual...

    Producers don't have much to do with the actual movie, that's more the director and the writers.

    Depends on how hands on he is I suppose but that's more directors job.
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    James Cameron has had sod all to do with it from...

    James Cameron has had sod all to do with it from the sounds of it.

    Mad Max was good.
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    Salvation is more average than outright bad. ...

    Salvation is more average than outright bad.

    Genesys is outright bad IMHO. One problem is T2 is so damn good anything else is going be meh in comparison. Still think T3 is a lot better than...
  88. PF2 Playtest was a mess/awful. Played a lot better...

    Playtest was a mess/awful. Played a lot better than it looked.

    I think I can see what they were trying to do but I had seen something similar and better with Star Wars Saga.

    As far as I...
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    Marginal and even you said it was 1/3rd warlord...

    Marginal and even you said it was 1/3rd warlord iirc. Might have been Tony.

    It's not the only example though. You can build the warlock like a 4E one or 3E one. 4E races are there but optional,...
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    IIRC someone posted a 20-1 ratio of DMs to...

    IIRC someone posted a 20-1 ratio of DMs to players.
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    It might not be what hardcore 4E players want but...

    It might not be what hardcore 4E players want but concept wise it's not really any other edition. It's only 1/3rd warlord.
  92. Thread: OSR Gripes

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    I was talking about 5E. Not clear in my post. ...

    I was talking about 5E. Not clear in my post.

    Basic things like finding spells, and xp for gp buff exploration pillar.
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    I think people took it to literally. A AD&D...

    I think people took it to literally.

    A AD&D Druid is a land Druid, the Battlemaster is a 4E concept, a thief is your AD&D one etc.
  94. Lol what an idiot.

    Lol what an idiot.
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    Linda kicks ass but she hasn't been in much of...

    Linda kicks ass but she hasn't been in much of the franchise.

    I don't care about John Connor actor 6 I do care about John Connor the character.

    Lena Headey also did Sarah Connor and did it...
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    Lightning leash makes sense in a D&D world. ...

    Lightning leash makes sense in a D&D world.

    In world's where supernatural abilities exist it's no big deal if people use psionics, magic, the force etc.

    It's an unavoidable mundane effect...
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    Stick that ability on NPCs and start using it on...

    Stick that ability on NPCs and start using it on PCs every combat. See if if you have any players left after a month or two.

    Forced anything in D&D no save doesn't tend to go down well. Minor...
  98. Thread: OSR Gripes

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    Select your spells right low intelligence doesn't...

    Select your spells right low intelligence doesn't matter. Do buffing or use spells that have no saves.
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    Come and Get it's effects can also be redonevas...

    Come and Get it's effects can also be redonevas magical in nature since in 5E you have a magical fighter.

    If you want a non magical/psionic version people will continue mocking it as every enemy...
  100. Tieflings art search. ...

    Tieflings art search.
    ...
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