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  1. This part depends on the campaign setting. Elves...

    This part depends on the campaign setting. Elves are not "Fey" with a capital f.

    "Fey" in many games I've played, would take a dislike to the druid, sorta like they were a traitor (you were...
  2. I think they dont explain how its a story...

    I think they dont explain how its a story restriction, because story restrictions are up to the DM and players.
  3. They should do this (proper animal companion) and...

    They should do this (proper animal companion) and give a ranger subcless additional abilities with it. Kills two birds with one stone.

    Thats basically my homebrew, use the revised animal...
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    Some of the few games I actually ever...

    Some of the few games I actually ever finished....so good.
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    I see a lot of difference between adding some...

    I see a lot of difference between adding some more BM maneuvers and creating a Warlord.

    I'm onboard for the concept of a few more maneuvers that simulate fightery tricks and skills.
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    Or you could call your corporation the Crimson...

    Or you could call your corporation the Crimson Permanent Assurance.....plenty of D&D shenanigans available...

    https://vimeo.com/111458975
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    Regardless of whether you are pro or con on this...

    Regardless of whether you are pro or con on this book, I suspect NOBODY really thinks this is the flavor of the FR to come.

    Nothing to worry about IMO.
  9. Hey numbers and percentages may be off slightly,...

    Hey numbers and percentages may be off slightly, but in the end...

    It informs me that a squad (10-13) of guards could be a viable threat.

    Good info.
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    I understood your point of view until this....

    I understood your point of view until this....
  11. My normal game had a stargate vibe anyway. Since...

    My normal game had a stargate vibe anyway. Since its going to be 5E based, I can easily pilfer stuff. Maybe its just a different sector of the cosmos.

    Huzzah!
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    I hear you. But streaming and relying on...

    I hear you.

    But streaming and relying on others to deliver my gaming is not my method of choice.

    I dont stream music either, I purchase what I want and then rip it onto my various players.
    ...
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    Future streaming can kiss my butt. Power...

    Future streaming can kiss my butt.

    Power outages, data caps....

    I understand and see the signs....I am not enthused.
  14. Signed.

    Signed.
  15. Re: OP; Nope, thats the kind of plot that...

    Re: OP;

    Nope, thats the kind of plot that should be left for me to develop.
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    I agree they don't formally. But I don't think...

    I agree they don't formally.

    But I don't think they ignore them completely.
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    Sure, if you have a group that wants to play.

    Sure, if you have a group that wants to play.
  18. PH is more than enough to say competitive in my...

    PH is more than enough to say competitive in my opinion. There's more to it than just character options.
  19. Thread: So...keelboats

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    Yes FitzTheRuke , get permission and make deck...

    Yes FitzTheRuke , get permission and make deck plans.....excellent.....



    /goes back to tinkering with alchemy, as sailing appears taken care of
  20. Thread: So...keelboats

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    At first glance, this looks fantastic. And...

    At first glance, this looks fantastic. And skimming though I feel it will save me a lot of work that I was considering doing.

    Keeping it compatible with existing sources is the key idea that...
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    We used negative con as death.

    We used negative con as death.
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    Quoted for Truth!

    Quoted for Truth!
  24. I agree with your assessment. But I don't feel...

    I agree with your assessment.

    But I don't feel that "experts" or "tradesmen" necessarily equal "adventurers" or leveled characters.

    TBH, the man focus of leveled capability is combat and...
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    This thread contains a poll. Same...I hear yah..

    Same...I hear yah..
  26. I have one or two other notable "adventuring...

    I have one or two other notable "adventuring groups" that the PCs can encounter/interact with.

    Other than that, just them and the occasional NPC I require as a friend, foil or foe.



    The...
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    Daniel Horne -- 8-2= 6 Keith Parkinson -- 4...

    Daniel Horne -- 8-2= 6
    Keith Parkinson -- 4
    Jeff Easley -- 6
    Clyde Caldwell - 5+1= 6
  28. This thread contains a poll. Can't vote...usually create both.

    Can't vote...usually create both.
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    I always used the theory of psioncs being the...

    I always used the theory of psioncs being the "old magic/science" , and my race of ancient ones used it in place of magic.

    So I need a system that allows for psionic fighters, "wizards" and at...
  30. But they might still be updating it....so people...

    But they might still be updating it....so people who bought it early (i.e. eberron fans) would be happy, and all the new folks that see it on the shelf could be happy.
  31. Quoted for truth.

    Quoted for truth.
  32. It doesn't learn anything new, or gain any new...

    It doesn't learn anything new, or gain any new capabilities from the point of creation.

    It can react and reason like the original, but no "diverging*" I guess you would say.






    *On...
  33. I must say, not sure what new rules will bring, 1...

    I must say, not sure what new rules will bring, 1 DM/1 player is something you can already do.

    And its how I taught my kids. (they are sperated by 6 years of age, so I did it twice...)
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    This thread contains a poll. Same as Morrus , a close vote. Many fond...

    Same as Morrus , a close vote.

    Many fond memories of 2E, but 3E coming along and "modernizing" things we had houseruled for 2E anyway, makes it my favorite.

    At least at the beginning.
  35. This thread contains a poll. I use alchemist's tools/kit for this. ...

    I use alchemist's tools/kit for this.

    Proficiency plus choose either Int or Wisdom for mods.
  36. Psionics.

    Psionics.
  37. Thread: Firearms

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    Or they are familiar with the effects of guns,...

    Or they are familiar with the effects of guns, and not familiar with bows and plate mail.

    Just giving "some" of them the benefit of doubt.
  38. Thread: Firearms

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    My goblins that use crude pistols have distilled,...

    My goblins that use crude pistols have distilled, crystallized, nitroglycerine as the replacement for black powder. I.e. "pyroglycerine".

    Risky....
  39. This thread contains a poll. On a more on topic point, all we need IS a solid...

    On a more on topic point, all we need IS a solid framework, and we can flavor it into our campaigns as we see fit.

    Like we theoretically do with everything in the DM's toolkit.

    (ex. My orcs are...
  40. This thread contains a poll. I see your point Mercule , and respect it. For...

    I see your point Mercule , and respect it.

    For us/my campaigns, WIZARDS fill the role of magic as science (study, learn, have academies, specializations, etc ,etc.) with their learned and studious...
  41. I selfishly hope its not Tharizdun as a capstone...

    I selfishly hope its not Tharizdun as a capstone villain. I've been using him since the early 80s, in various campaigns over the years.

    Sigh...
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    It just arrived today bedir than .

    It just arrived today bedir than .
  43. In the case of company apologies, lets be honest....

    In the case of company apologies, lets be honest.

    We will never know whether they are truly apologetic or covering their butt for PR.

    No matter which one it really is, on social media you will...
  44. Retail...yup, that will do it...

    Retail...yup, that will do it...
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    I divorced my dragons from standard colors and...

    I divorced my dragons from standard colors and "factions".

    They still influence or are influenced by terrain, so most "black" dragons like shadows or swamps, and since shadows and swamps are not...
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    Umbran , you are bringing sensibility to the...

    Umbran , you are bringing sensibility to the parody of the sky is falling thread.

    Methinks thou dost protest too much....;)
  47. I laugh with the joke. But I liked Forest...

    I laugh with the joke.


    But I liked Forest Oracle a little better than most folks do. (After mods)
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    I don't see color tags.....

    I don't see color tags.....
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    Daniel Horne -- 21 Keith Parkinson -- 22 Jeff...

    Daniel Horne -- 21
    Keith Parkinson -- 22
    Jeff Easley -- 20
    Larry Elmore -- 21
    Clyde Caldwell -- 17 + 1 = 18
    Erol Otus -- 19
    Wayne Reynolds -- 5-2 = 3
    Todd Lockwood -- 20
    Tyler Jacobson -- 20...
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    Defiling should be the lure of easy and free...

    Defiling should be the lure of easy and free power.

    So you can upscale spells for free, if you defile to a certain range.

    Maybe after getting used to defiling, there's a chance you are...
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    We played Rifts in Chi-Town as cyberpunk. ;)

    We played Rifts in Chi-Town as cyberpunk. ;)
  52. Thread: New boxed set

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    My players have come to despise goblins, with...

    My players have come to despise goblins, with their scampering and throwing of firebombs etc.

    They are 8th level and will go out of their way to take them out.

    Good Times...
  53. Thread: New boxed set

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    The artist is Clyde Caldwell, which I thought was...

    The artist is Clyde Caldwell, which I thought was neat way back in the day, that he did the art and got the castle named after him.
  54. Thread: New boxed set

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    Castle Caldwell! 106261

    Castle Caldwell!

    106261
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    Simply put, I do not agree. 5E is popular with...

    Simply put, I do not agree.

    5E is popular with my group because it has the appeal of older styles, but has modernized the rule set with simple and elegant rules.
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    This thread contains a poll. Those last three I purchased. They really evoke...

    Those last three I purchased. They really evoke the flavor of Kara-Tur into 5e mechanics.
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    This thread contains a poll. I have mainly approached it this way also.

    I have mainly approached it this way also.
  58. Have the monsters in the hallway, around a...

    Have the monsters in the hallway, around a corner.

    Or half of them outside the room, and then THEY back up and hold the door, while peppering the party with arrows.
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    Swarm Trait: Can attack once for each creature in...

    Swarm Trait: Can attack once for each creature in its area.
  60. That sounds like heresy... ;)

    That sounds like heresy...

    ;)
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    Torog clearly has a cannon (railgun). 106070

    Torog clearly has a cannon (railgun).

    106070
  62. Exactly.

    Exactly.
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    I am tired of Mike Mearls et al spying on my home...

    I am tired of Mike Mearls et al spying on my home campaign and stealing all my good ideas.
  64. Would this example not make them average? And...

    Would this example not make them average?

    And as such as likely to succeed as ti fail? (50/50 ish?)
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    Use boats?

    Use boats?
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    Don't forget to add an additional 10% personnel...

    Don't forget to add an additional 10% personnel for sick, lame, or lazy.
  67. I feel this falls under fair use, but hey? If...

    I feel this falls under fair use, but hey?

    If I find I only need one or two creatures from a "MM2" for example, I use my tablet to snap a picture of that monster or few, and leave that book at...
  68. Good times. It was fun to see how close I got...

    Good times.

    It was fun to see how close I got with a mentally calculated WAG! (wild a** guess)

    Congrats Zardnaar and thanks CleverNickName
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    This breaks friendships also. Supremacy...

    This breaks friendships also.

    Supremacy
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    How to fix True Strike: Bonus Action to cast,...

    How to fix True Strike:

    Bonus Action to cast, attack automagically hits, change to first level spell.

    ???
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    So how would you draw a town/city on a southernly...

    So how would you draw a town/city on a southernly facing coastline that has spread along the shore?

    It would likely be wider east to west, and thus would be hard to fit on one standard page.
    ...
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    Quoted for truth.

    Quoted for truth.
  73. I think counterspell would work with wands, based...

    I think counterspell would work with wands, based on what Jeremy said in the above quote.



    And most wand descriptions say expend a charge to cast X spell. Such as




    As far as the...
  74. As a funny tangent, I get this. We came from...

    As a funny tangent, I get this.

    We came from the other direction, DnD > MtG. You should see our "themed" decks and roleplaying(slight) the MtG games.

    Not as effective as they could be...
  75. For an understanding of your perspective, how do...

    For an understanding of your perspective, how do you feel about monks doing "wuxia" style jumps and movements over say, rooftops?
  76. Yeah, no Zariel in my pantheon, but a book on the...

    Yeah, no Zariel in my pantheon, but a book on the 9 hells could still be interesting.
  77. But Blue, jumping a standard distance requires no...

    But Blue, jumping a standard distance requires no jump check, sow how would advantage be helpful?
  78. We do not use the Weave. Having said that,...

    We do not use the Weave.

    Having said that, the "sidebar" in the PH does say that without the "Weave" magic is locked away, and "even the mightiest of mages can't even light a candle."

    But...
  79. We pretty much narrate all actions.

    We pretty much narrate all actions.
  80. The question was semi-rhetorical and meant to...

    The question was semi-rhetorical and meant to highlight that whatever method is determined, the players will likely start using it in place of jumping.

    Just a thought.
  81. I am not positive that EPIC means epic levels.

    I am not positive that EPIC means epic levels.
  82. So followup question. Are we okay with a say...

    So followup question.

    Are we okay with a say STR 15 character casually tossing party members across all pits and chasms at least 25 feet across? (Assuming most characters have at least a 10 STR)
  83. The thrower is using their action to toss the...

    The thrower is using their action to toss the "ball".

    This is an opportunity cost and sounds like the Help Action.

    So distance wise, how would this help the ball? (Assuming loosely that the...
  84. /waves at Dave

    /waves at Dave
  85. Oh, I agree. I was hoping the grin would make it...

    Oh, I agree. I was hoping the grin would make it implied, rather than typing it all out (which you did so succinctly)
  86. I vote for Vecna, but the above does not...

    I vote for Vecna, but the above does not necessarily mean he is/was more powerful.

    Smarter, cleverer, or in possession of a cosmic secret (god of secrets right?) perhaps.
  87. Why is my signature all jacked up and no longer a...

    Why is my signature all jacked up and no longer a URL?
  88. I do tend to agree with this position though, as...

    I do tend to agree with this position though, as I do not want to penalize anyone for things their character could do better than them.


    However, do I change the DC if someone thinks to play to...
  89. Funny note: Some guy named Sun Tzu said...

    Funny note: Some guy named Sun Tzu said something similar about winning before even fighting.

    /grin
  90. Thread: Bank Security

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    Nice...

    Nice...
  91. Human lie "indicators" do exist in real life. ...

    Human lie "indicators" do exist in real life. You just have to have the experience to build up the statistical probability and make a call as to whether you think a person is lying or not.

    Its...
  92. "Could be worse" "How could it possibly be...

    "Could be worse"

    "How could it possibly be worse?"

    "Could be raining"
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    Yes, we have been treating Backgrounds like Fate...

    Yes, we have been treating Backgrounds like Fate Aspects and allowing skill rolls based on them for a while. It seems to make sense.

    "I was a farmer, can I use my proficiency on the nature check...
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    From my setting info...

    From my setting info...
  95. I don't "stop" them from making skill rolls, I...

    I don't "stop" them from making skill rolls, I just ask them what they are doing and why.

    Because when they say "I want to see if he is lying" the answer may be obvious upon inspection, like...
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    No such thing as a dwarven magic user.... ...

    No such thing as a dwarven magic user....

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    Quoted for Truth!

    Quoted for Truth!
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    The Megaverse lives on in my campaigns as well.

    The Megaverse lives on in my campaigns as well.
  99. I'm already jammin' through the Astral, hope I...

    I'm already jammin' through the Astral, hope I dont have to retool much....
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    This thread contains a poll. I was enjoying youtube/podcast Live Play before...

    I was enjoying youtube/podcast Live Play before it was cool. "Shakes cane at yard"

    But seriously, even though I listened and enjoyed many podcasts, I never had the time to WATCH them. I...
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