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    My question below; In 5E, why do some...

    My question below;

    In 5E, why do some creatures' Proficiency bonus scale off HD, a static value, and why for others it's based on CR, a floating value? It's like claiming there are two separate...
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    PF2 Shame they never let Sorcs do away with V/S...

    Shame they never let Sorcs do away with V/S components (I personally vouched for Emotion/Thought they introduced in Occult Adventures as a suitable tradeoff). It never felt logical for me that...
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    Ah, the clockfolk were removed? That's a bit...

    Ah, the clockfolk were removed? That's a bit sad...
  4. Why am I not surprised by this...

    Why am I not surprised by this...
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    Some Table of Contents errors; - There's no...

    Some Table of Contents errors;

    - There's no such thing as a Villager origin in the chapter proper.
    - The Archmage career is missing on the ToC.
  6. I love those new kobolds' look. Hope the...

    I love those new kobolds' look. Hope the not-far-away future Ancestry book rewards them with petite dragon abilities as feats to make them even cuter...
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    Thank you for the swift answer for the topic!...

    Thank you for the swift answer for the topic! Yessss, the closer to zero errata the better, I definitely agree...
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    Additional Crunch in O.L.D. v1.2?

    I heard snippets around the forums that the (hopefully) imminent 1.2 update for O.L.D. will include some additional crunch accumulated in supplemental materials. Such as the Goblin race and its...
  9. As a S.Korean, I have mixed feelings about the...

    As a S.Korean, I have mixed feelings about the translation. While it's a very good news for many Koreans who gave up learning English, the publishing partner in question is notorious for sloppy...
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    I wonder when the SRD gets its next update...

    I wonder when the SRD gets its next update...
  11. This thread contains a poll. A shiny and updating SRD (equivalent), either via...

    A shiny and updating SRD (equivalent), either via OGL or CC BY-SA...
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    By now I wonder when the SRD gets its next update.

    By now I wonder when the SRD gets its next update.
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    What about skill checks? Are the DCs per skill...

    What about skill checks? Are the DCs per skill still not defined clearly other than Easy, Hard, etc.?
  14. It seems the OP's preferred play-style is too...

    It seems the OP's preferred play-style is too "totalitarian" for me (for a lack of a better term for "anti-individual"). :(
  15. What are the differences between PC and NPC versions of monster races?

    As the title, what kind of differences do such races as goblins and orcs, who had their own entry in the MM rather that relying on the usage of the DMG adjustment chart on the generic NPC list, have...
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    I strongly support Paizo's decision; in fact,...

    I strongly support Paizo's decision; in fact, it's still not strong enough for an opportunity cost paid per high-level non-spellcaster.
  17. Finally! Now (no pun intended) I only need OLD's...

    Finally! Now (no pun intended) I only need OLD's pdf to be updated to 1.2 properly...
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    Attribute (Stat) Replacement?

    It should be common knowledge here that both "god stats" and "dump stats" exist, especially when you can manipulate character generation and growth.
    As an example, in the case of D&D 3.X and beyond,...
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    Thank you for the kind answer. Now I have two...

    Thank you for the kind answer. Now I have two more questions (one a repeat of post #26)...

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    1. Is this a minor oversight? The Derived Statistics Table at pg.61 and another table at pg.64 is...
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    I caught this change recently; are all AOE...

    I caught this change recently; are all AOE attacks (grenades, dragon breaths, etc.) now countered by VITAL DEFENSE?
    Well, it does make sense, but... Yeah, maybe I was too used to the concept of...
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    Is this a minor oversight? The Derived Statistics...

    Is this a minor oversight? The Derived Statistics Table at pg.61 is missing VITAL DEFENSE.

    Well, maybe it's too late to cram it in by now...

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    P.S. Is O.L.D. ver.1.2 still far away from...
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    This. I'd propose either, 1. splitting a new...

    This. I'd propose either,

    1. splitting a new Dexterity attribute from Agility (and maybe try shake up other stats' balancing too),
    2. or give more oomph to depressing attributes like Strength.
    ...
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      Edit: Double Post.

    Edit: Double Post.
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      Some points here; SRD: (Origins) The archaic...

    Some points here;

    SRD: (Origins) The archaic Farmhand's LUK +2 is not updated here, yet.

    Future Careers: As of now, of all hardcover (+ would be so) careers post-errata, the Talent origin is...
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    When will the errata be applied to the PDF and...

    When will the errata be applied to the PDF and physical book?
    Thank goodness I learned right before ordering my paper copy...
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    Slightly unrelated, but I'd like it if the SRD...

    Slightly unrelated, but I'd like it if the SRD released 3 or more feats with no +1 ASI, plus the Resilient feat. This way you can be fine not wasting ASIs as a hypothetical normal human fighter who...
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    This thread contains a poll. HD Based Monster Proficiency Bonus?

    As the title, how much would this affect most monsters and NPCs in the MM, CR wise?

    More deadly? Or even weaker? No change at all?

    I mean, as an avid simulationist at heart, it particularly...
  28. They really should have put in objective,...

    They really should have put in objective, non-scaling DCs, coupled with firm adjustment rules for stuff like Size differences, etc.
    It's easier to ignore a developed rule than adding one in...
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    Hmm, True Resurrection got a plausible change...

    Hmm, True Resurrection got a plausible change with undead. Does this mean that you can turn an awakened demilich and/or similar super-undead "relatively" harmless by throwing cash around?
  30. Agreed a thousand times. The horrors...!...

    Agreed a thousand times. The horrors...! (shudders)
  31. Um, I remember that the Useful Spell List guide...

    Um, I remember that the Useful Spell List guide successfully moved in here, but the link for this isn't updated (it used to be functional in this thread's clone in the old evecuation board).
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    Thanks for the reply! Will I get any discounts...

    Thanks for the reply! Will I get any discounts with the upcoming standalone hardcover(s) PDF if I've already bought portions that are included in it? If not, I'll have to wait more while saving money...
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    Does the Fantasy Core book have some basic...

    Does the Fantasy Core book have some basic monsters included, like dragons?
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    This thread contains a poll. They really should have included a "generic NPC...

    They really should have included a "generic NPC class" or something similar in the 5E core rules... Something similar to {d8 HD, proficient with up to 2 simple weapons and 1 martial weapon, any two...
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    This thread contains a poll. Favorite Epic Boons

    While only a microscopic fraction of players are believed to be playing on post-20th level games, the chances are that (as long as you actually grabbed that DMG) you should have seen the epic boon...
  36. Abjuration 16 Divination 13 Illusion 17...

    Abjuration 16
    Divination 13
    Illusion 17
    Transmutation 8
  37. So about 3 days left before I get my PDF first. I...

    So about 3 days left before I get my PDF first. I recently got hooked up with roll-under bell curve style systems, hence the backing. Let's see what the end result be...
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    An error in this list; Hallow is listed as a 2nd...

    An error in this list; Hallow is listed as a 2nd level spell, not its actual 5th level.
  39. And you sold me this rules. :) I backed a few...

    And you sold me this rules. :) I backed a few minutes ago. But I do have some more questions on this...

    1. What kind of copyright license governs this ruleset? (like the OGL, CC, etc.)

    2. Is...
  40. Is this port OGL based? Had to wonder a bit after...

    Is this port OGL based? Had to wonder a bit after seeing my favorite "(dis)advantage" 5E term...

    And will the paper copy ship overseas?
  41. Some more "mechanically binary effects" (which...

    Some more "mechanically binary effects" (which means "plus effects that just happen when you want it to", unlike/complimentary to skill checks which are shaky in outcome), capable of being put to...
  42. Thread: So, 5e OGL

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    Awesome. Truly AWESOME!!! :D

    Awesome. Truly AWESOME!!! :D
  43. Thread: Bestiary 5

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    5 out of 5 rating for Bestiary 5

    It's the Grim Reaper! Non-knockoff but REAL deep ones! And grey aliens! All available for clobbering for loot. While the bloat is getting somewhat weary, this one is still worth its bucks. P.S. If...
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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual

    While it may not be Perfect, it still has the most iconic monsters of D&D refined for 5th Edition. Good it is.
  45. HP calculation seems pretty choppy. The plusses...

    HP calculation seems pretty choppy. The plusses to the CON score didn't affect the total.

    Oh, and do they have any plans to import point buy with ability scores?
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    I wholeheartedly agree with the OP and those with...

    I wholeheartedly agree with the OP and those with similar ideas. That hair-pulling wall, and that other god who claims to be one of "invention and creativity" yet messed up laws of chemistry that...
  47. If I'd do GM, I'll at least ensure that the...

    If I'd do GM, I'll at least ensure that the players see their own dice FACE (seriously, why bring dice if you can't even physically see your own property?), but not the DCs or opposed check results...
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    That's just gorgeous. Especially the CR 30...

    That's just gorgeous. Especially the CR 30 colossal THING...!
  49. 5 out of 5 rating for Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Hero's Handbook

    Sure, it isn't ultra crunchy as Champions, but it still has meaningful huge numbers that successfully distinguish characters in a superhero comicverse. And it also has a pickup and play character...
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    That Spell List is probably the biggest gem in...

    That Spell List is probably the biggest gem in the old forum, I think...
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    Hmm, the flumph story was fun to read. It even...

    Hmm, the flumph story was fun to read. It even has a certain FR character as a cameo inthe end.
  52. Wow, the skill choices... Just... wow...

    Wow, the skill choices... Just... wow...
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    Neutral Good 10 Lawful Neutral 10 Being good...

    Neutral Good 10
    Lawful Neutral 10

    Being good is more preferable than being fair, to me at least.
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    I just backed it up. While I wonder if I'll ever...

    I just backed it up. While I wonder if I'll ever actually roll in on a game, it's still fulfilling my hobby of collecting nice dice. It looks even better than the Steampunk set which I've already...
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    Your idea's really good. For me, I'd also like...

    Your idea's really good.

    For me, I'd also like to think that the "willpower" exerted when swinging a weapon to hurt something else deals some kind of "conceptual damage" to the hurt thing. While...
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    5 out of 5 rating for Out of the Abyss

    A whole set of 8 classic Demon Lords statted to kill, a fresh new take on a classic environment in a generic campaign setting... What's not to love? Oh, and no heavy emphasis on a certain Drow...
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    5 out of 5 rating for Cypher System Rulebook

    It's very nice for a generic gamist+narrativist system that actually works. The one notable flaw is that it ain't an Open Game Content. Bah, at least it works smoothly...
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    Wow. PWK at-will while on his lair? The Tarrasque...

    Wow. PWK at-will while on his lair? The Tarrasque really is feeble compared to THIS...
  59. Okay, straight to what really puzzled me on the...

    Okay, straight to what really puzzled me on the thoughts of a top pro designer;

    What do you think of the so-called "Linear Fighters Quadratic Wizards" problem, that has been ravaging the Internet...
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    Time is relative. :) No, seriously...

    Time is relative. :)

    No, seriously.
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    Heh, I was going to say "Would personally rule as...

    Heh, I was going to say "Would personally rule as okay to leave a few spells unprepared, with later preparations taking 1 minute per spell level prepared", but looks like a lot of others already...
  62. I just wish that I'm no longer scared of getting...

    I just wish that I'm no longer scared of getting sued for just putting up a darned stat block with numbers on a personal webpage to brag to others... For example, TRS under that Lorr..Whatever's...
  63. Probably because most people don't like to fuss...

    Probably because most people don't like to fuss with Ha$bro's lawyers?

    No, seriously, while I'd squee at the first news of an Open Game 5E, the Big H most likely wouldn't...
  64. 5 out of 5 rating for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures

    While there are some minor flaws with math stuff, overall it's a good psionics book for Pathfinder. At the least, it's OFFICIALLY supported now by Paizo themselves, starting with this book. The...
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    To the OP: Hard coded class features that help...

    To the OP:

    Hard coded class features that help with the non-combat "pillars" of adventure. The Battlemaster's 7th level feature, while quite shaky, is a good start for inspirations, or so I...
  66. Well, while it is quite abstract compared to the...

    Well, while it is quite abstract compared to the 3.X ones, 5th Edition does have its own share of accurate simulations, like letting a highly trained fighter march 30 feet and kill 4 mooks in line...
  67. Now if they only could fix that size/ToC problem...

    Now if they only could fix that size/ToC problem for the basic rules...
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    5 out of 5 rating for Fate Core System

    While you need to get used to the Aspect system's extreme flexibility, once you've got the hang of it, it'll be a blast for sure. In fact, with a little twist in your viewpoint, you can use the core...
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    This is just so awesome...

    This is just so awesome...
  70. Yes, EXACTLY! ...I remember you, Sir Oakley...

    Yes, EXACTLY!

    ...I remember you, Sir Oakley...
  71. This certainly is a casting of Thread Necromancy,...

    This certainly is a casting of Thread Necromancy, but I had to cast it... for I couldn't resist the urge to proudly announce that I am on the PC-NPC Equal Rules camp, that is.

    As a simulationist...
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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    All in all, just put this in your tablet computer or whatever and enjoy. You'll love this. ...if only we had a OGL or something similar for at least this so we could tinker away without hinders...
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    Great idea, but isn't the price a little too...

    Great idea, but isn't the price a little too steep?

    Oh well, we have 2 weeks left to decide for support...
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    As far as I know, they don't get new ST...

    As far as I know, they don't get new ST proficiencies when multiclassing.
    Unless you take the Resilient feat or get a certain number of levels in Monk, Rouge, etc., you're stuck with your first...
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    Well, apart from resistances, I believe that they...

    Well, apart from resistances, I believe that they should have at least be given magical weapon attacks.
    Frankly it's quite disturbing to see them get slaughtered by iron golems that easily...
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    If I'm correct, they have their own RPG rules...

    If I'm correct, they have their own RPG rules like Sword World (2.0?) dominating the market. Am I right, to any extent?
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    5 out of 5 rating for Dungeon World

    If you're not a gritty simulationist, this should take you through a great old school dungeon adventure without much trouble. While I'm personally obsessed with RPG universe physics and numbers to a...
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    Quite likely, yes. And probably more closer to a...

    Quite likely, yes. And probably more closer to a true CR 30 monster, I'd say.

    Oh, don't forget to add a debris throwing ranged weapon attack! :)
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    A late one, as I received my copy from Amazon...

    A late one, as I received my copy from Amazon last week. They shipped me overseas a book that had the left half of the Kraken's face (along with the Kobold stat block's right half) ripped off.

    And...
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    I'm waiting it for about 2 weeks or more. Oh,...

    I'm waiting it for about 2 weeks or more. Oh, Amazon...
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    Does the Vorpal Sword still exists? If yes, is...

    Does the Vorpal Sword still exists? If yes, is there any notable changes from the last playtest?
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    If I were on the design team, I'd lower the...

    If I were on the design team, I'd lower the damage dice by 1 step, and treat all firearms as "magical" for the purpose of dealing with non-magical immunity/resistances. It would be narratively silly...
  83. For me, Vorpal Swords, obviously. But it...

    For me, Vorpal Swords, obviously.

    But it should perform at least as the last playtest version, not the hard-to-use 3.5 Edition version. Simply chopping headless baddies in half is a REVOLUTION...
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    Well, for me... - Aasimar - Formian - Lamia...

    Well, for me...

    - Aasimar
    - Formian
    - Lamia (the classic ones with snake under-torsos)
    - PHOENIX

    ...aside from these, none seems to come to my mind apparently.
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    Personally, I like the playtest's idea of 30...

    Personally, I like the playtest's idea of 30 point buy, 3 points more than the official version. It's a flat 30, ending on a zero, and Pathfinder-wise, a happy middle point between the 15 and 20 PB...
  86. Just adding this. I believe I support the same...

    Just adding this. I believe I support the same idea as the OP here.

    It was when this Sir Oakley character from Madness at Gardmore Abbey "transformed" (..shudders) from a NPC statblock to a...
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    Wow, 3MB only? Now that's a pleasant surprise....

    Wow, 3MB only? Now that's a pleasant surprise.
    Was hoping for it to be no bigger than 50MB or higher, after purchasing the BECMI Rules Encyclopedia PDF...
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