Search Results - Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG News

Search:

Type: Posts; User: jodyjohnson

Page 1 of 19 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.09 seconds.

  1. Roll 4d6 drop anything over 18 was what we used...

    Roll 4d6 drop anything over 18 was what we used for years in AD&D. And we still TPK'd between 5-8 level.
  2. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,458

    Ghosts of Saltmarsh is coming out Tuesday. The...

    Ghosts of Saltmarsh is coming out Tuesday.

    The fall adventure will be announced sometime this weekend.
  3. I have the 2011 Compendium but nothing from 2012...

    I have the 2011 Compendium but nothing from 2012 which includes the 3 missing.
  4. I was a bit surprised that Warding Bond is only...

    I was a bit surprised that Warding Bond is only available to Clerics. I expected it on the Paladin and Ranger list.
    The errata seems similar to my proposed fix that everything gets Mount action...
  5. This thread contains a poll. For Organized play, especially for characters...

    For Organized play, especially for characters that only get play time at Cons the accelerated advancement is nice. Levels 1 and 2 taking a bit longer is more like a normal non-OP experience with the...
  6. Replies
    7
    Views
    600

    Characters get Downtime when the ACP are assigned...

    Characters get Downtime when the ACP are assigned (5 per 2 advancement checkpoints). I think renown is awarded as well (by Background). It isn't tied to the DM reward directly but when the DM...
  7. Replies
    671
    Views
    38,805

    Doesn't look like an official warlord or...

    Doesn't look like an official warlord or companion/mount upgrade rules are in the cards.

    I still think some general optional rules in an upcoming book could get us close enough until 6th...
  8. Replies
    62
    Views
    8,666

    Looks like there is an item which could be...

    Looks like there is an item which could be convertible to gold in each Tier.
    Medium Armor 2 T1TCP (Tier 1 Treasure Checkpoint) = 375gp or 187.5 gold per TCP
    Heavy Armor 3 T2TCP = 750gp or 250 gold...
  9. I'd make it the same as Haste. When your...

    I'd make it the same as Haste. When your frenzied rage ends - lose a turn. And then be a little more of a stickler on conditions that end rage.
  10. Some of the Art. Maybe some maps, monsters, and...

    Some of the Art. Maybe some maps, monsters, and NPCs. Like PF 1.0
  11. Given the importance of SIM and 'rules as world...

    Given the importance of SIM and 'rules as world physics' it seems like 3 actions would be a hassle for every kobold, goblin, wolf, summon, etc. and on the flip side adding complexity for creatures...
  12. I never had a player ask. Currently I DM AL so...

    I never had a player ask. Currently I DM AL so it isn't an option.
  13. Replies
    148
    Views
    4,857

    I try not to treat hit point loss as injury but...

    I try not to treat hit point loss as injury but sometimes I can't help myself. Sometimes wounds happen.
  14. I allow using an action to perform what is...

    I allow using an action to perform what is normally a bonus action provided the character still qualifies to take the bonus action in the first place.

    For example a monk couldn't Flurry of Blows...
  15. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,172

    The main things to talk about for 5e are house...

    The main things to talk about for 5e are house rules and future rules. Neither of those is particularly relevant for AL.

    Most questions are calling for 'Official' clarification and that works...
  16. I'm not a fan of the Auto break on 20 damage...

    I'm not a fan of the Auto break on 20 damage version. It places more value on the big hit offense (Paladin Smites, GWM, and Sharpshooter) on the player side and makes player concentration spells...
  17. I think one of the things that made the 3.x...

    I think one of the things that made the 3.x system an issue in some games was the way +Items scaled. You could get 4 +1 items for the cost of a +2. 4 +2 items for the cost of a +4 etc. Combined...
  18. Individual tables should be encouraged to change...

    Individual tables should be encouraged to change rules that aren't working for them. 'Concentration' is no exception.

    Tweaking Concentration is not going to make 'casters too powerful' any more...
  19. After going back to the sources I'll note a few...

    After going back to the sources I'll note a few other 5e Rules that appeared between the 'greatest open playtest in history' and their publication in 5e. These were unvetted by the masses outside of...
  20. I thought I may have misremembered so I went...

    I thought I may have misremembered so I went through all the playtest packets as part of the non-private playtest.

    Concentration was not in the first packet (8/17/2012) - there was a fiddly...
  21. This is absolutely not true. Save on Damage was...

    This is absolutely not true. Save on Damage was added very late in the playtest and no core rules changed with regards to the addition. Maybe a majority of non-open players wanted the 'save on...
  22. Replies
    26
    Views
    23,954

    .75 speed sounds pretty normal. 50% speed is...

    .75 speed sounds pretty normal. 50% speed is about hooww Iiii ssspeaaaak norrmaallly.
  23. 1. By the rules there are no 'critical failures'...

    1. By the rules there are no 'critical failures' for ability checks. The closest is usually a 'fail by 5 or more', in this case I'd go fail by 10 or more.

    2. Checks you're expecting the whole...
  24. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,800

    I'd use the rules in JoLydee's Beasts of Battle...

    I'd use the rules in JoLydee's Beasts of Battle if someone wanted an animal pet (or really any extra NPCs including mounts).
    Up to the point they started power gaming it and then I'd go back to...
  25. Replies
    7
    Views
    449

    Characters can miss out. Players can just make...

    Characters can miss out. Players can just make more characters.
  26. Replies
    21
    Views
    4,026

    I've seen a tweet from Jeremy pointing out that...

    I've seen a tweet from Jeremy pointing out that while the Mount and rider have the same initiative they still have discrete turns. So either the player goes (Action and move) and then the mount...
  27. Replies
    13
    Views
    3,558

    As much as I try to follow RAW, this was a weird...

    As much as I try to follow RAW, this was a weird case where 3 years in, we have been doing it not RAW. Considering how disruptive the Darkness/Devil's Sight combo has been, I'm surprised it hadn't...
  28. Replies
    44
    Views
    4,062

    Jeremy elaborates more on the 70%+ target in a...

    Jeremy elaborates more on the 70%+ target in a recent Sage Advice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vE28Saqcow

    Around 25:20



    Regarding hitting 90%, based on the conversation none of the...
  29. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,258

    Mechanically I think you'd be better off giving a...

    Mechanically I think you'd be better off giving a feat and a +1 stat at 4th to everyone instead of buffing some feats and not others.

    Like Mellored, my preference would be to just cap stats at 18...
  30. Replies
    44
    Views
    4,062

    Sorry I remembered the medium but the wrong...

    Sorry I remembered the medium but the wrong video. Jeremy eludes to it during the D&D Beyond videos but Mike says it three time in a Nerdarchy video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld6bS3ptYws
    ...
  31. Replies
    44
    Views
    4,062

    If I exclude the Paladin the ability list looks...

    If I exclude the Paladin the ability list looks pretty comparable.

    If the Exploration pillar is ignored or very minimal in the campaign then it might lag behind the other 2.
  32. "The new miniatures line and board game are set...

    "The new miniatures line and board game are set to release in Fall 2018."

    Now I'm bummed. A year away. Maybe the 2018/2019 season is Planescape/Planewalker themed.
  33. Replies
    44
    Views
    4,062

    70% standard and the Ranger options

    During the D&D Beyond previews by Todd Kenreck both Mike Mearls and Jeremy Crawford mentioned the 70% approval metric they are shooting for when adding content to the game.

    I haven't seen any...
  34. Replies
    72
    Views
    5,170

    I'd ask my players. I'm not a fan of springing...

    I'd ask my players. I'm not a fan of springing things on characters that they would understand even if the player's don't.

    If the players don't understand the relative value of currency in the...
  35. Replies
    72
    Views
    5,170

    So clue us in. By the book it isn't very...

    So clue us in.

    By the book it isn't very much. Unskilled at 2sp per day. Skilled at 1-2gp. Entertainers at 4gp.

    We have folks running anything between real world $10 to $1000 per gold...
  36. Replies
    36
    Views
    7,953

    I'd probably allow it a Dex save like the...

    I'd probably allow it a Dex save like the Pathfinder version. If the component were consumed on casting I might rethink that.

    Although more likely we just reboot the campaign at 12th.

    How...
  37. Concentration: A spell with Concentration (C)...

    Concentration: A spell with Concentration (C) ends when you die or the duration expires.

    That's it. If it was good enough for 1e/2e/3.x/PF it shouldn't destroy your game.

    Just make sure you...
  38. Replies
    31
    Views
    6,113

    I could see switching to 1e/2e style HP only...

    I could see switching to 1e/2e style HP only after level 10 or so but with 3e/5e style multiclassing it requires tracking the order levels are gained (+1 hp/level for d6 classes, +2 hp/level for d8...
  39. Replies
    33
    Views
    4,079

    Pain points: 1. The damage dice cap failed...

    Pain points:

    1. The damage dice cap failed to increase in proportion with increased HD, actually played character levels, and easy Con bonuses.
    Solution: Increase the cap to 40 or 50 dice...
  40. This is my default position. But 'Die Hard'...

    This is my default position. But 'Die Hard' toughness doesn't explain getting shot in the head while paralyzed and shrugging it off as well. Or how your gear is protected from a Fireball.

    It's...
  41. I am working on world building at this point. ...

    I am working on world building at this point. Building the physics of the world based on an interpretation of the way the rules work - a sort of neo-Eberron for 5e. I should probably sample a...
  42. Maybe, I've never seen it.

    Maybe, I've never seen it.
  43. Hit Points as a Ki Force Shield or a Life Force Field

    According to the Monk flavor-text, Ki is magical life energy flowing through living creatures. Life force.

    Thus living creatures have Ki around them and a part of them that certain Monk powers...
  44. This thread contains a poll. When I try to give a player a reference for...

    When I try to give a player a reference for in-game currency I start with the Living Expenses table and the Backgrounds/Crafting rules for earning potential.

    For the price list I treat most items...
  45. Replies
    33
    Views
    4,079

    In game terms, how many of those could continue...

    In game terms, how many of those could continue to act in initiative order after merely taking half their movement to get up from prone? Based on the study they didn't mention any - they were all...
  46. Replies
    33
    Views
    4,079

    Just a side commentary of the frequency of the...

    Just a side commentary of the frequency of the 1000' foot fall. I've been listening to a lot of Dice, Camera, Action and Critical Role and the 1000' foot fall seems to come up really often.
    ...
  47. Replies
    33
    Views
    4,079

    Given my player's inability to keep their dice on...

    Given my player's inability to keep their dice on the table that seems disruptive to play - emergency calls and shrapnel damage would be a session ender. ;)

    I think the unpredictability might...
  48. I'm going to use Int as an example. Between 2...

    I'm going to use Int as an example.

    Between 2 and 3 Int a character gains the ability to speak (Feeblemind or animal to human range intelligence)

    It is pretty common for characters with a...
  49. That was pretty close to where is started but I...

    That was pretty close to where is started but I didn't want to screw the Expertise users too much since they'd still Expertise their best skills to cap quickly but then they'd be hosed moving beyond...
  50. Yes. But why would you stop at 13 intentionally?...

    Yes. But why would you stop at 13 intentionally? To pump up something else you wanted more or meet a multi-classing req?



    I think in play it'll be more likely that the player trying first...
  51. Replies
    33
    Views
    4,079

    Falling Rules and actually Falling

    Firstly, I think I would use an idea I've seen suggested a number of times that falling damage be based on size rather than just being d6 per 10'. HD size per 10' seems appropriate: slightly more...
  52. Changing Expertise and Ability Check Resolution - House Rule

    Problems:
    1. Perceived need to proliferate Expertise (doubled proficiency bonus) to sub-classes beyond Bard and Rogue and the expectation that Expertise is required to actually excel at a skill....
  53. I don't think changing the Rest mechanics will...

    I don't think changing the Rest mechanics will actually change this behavior as already stated elsewhere.

    My options:
    1. Talk to the group and tell them I'm not interested in this kind of play. ...
  54. Replies
    18
    Views
    9,476

    The purchase cost would be 2000/4000 gp and the...

    The purchase cost would be 2000/4000 gp and the upkeep only matters in town. They self¬sustain outside of town.

    I'd insert a lot of mega fauna in the campaign - wildshaping paradise

    Sent from...
  55. Replies
    18
    Views
    9,476

    The same could be true of horses. Or certainly...

    The same could be true of horses.

    Or certainly the T-Rexes in the new ToA AP.

    87614
  56. Replies
    18
    Views
    9,476

    So anywhere but Australia. Potentially more so...

    So anywhere but Australia. Potentially more so in a fantasy world with dinosaurs and dragons.

    Colossal dragons and rocs have to eat.

    87600
  57. Replies
    170
    Views
    8,728

    It's going to be so nice when Xanathar's comes...

    It's going to be so nice when Xanathar's comes out in a couple months and we have fresh topics of discussion.

    For the record I go down both sides of the flowchart - the left for monsters and the...
  58. Replies
    18
    Views
    9,476

    The 200gp Elephant Mount in the PHB

    Does anyone actually let their players buy an elephant mount for 200 gp?

    How much is the upkeep?

    In my game that '200 gp' elephant is a draft animal with a high upkeep actually costing 2000gp...
  59. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,888

    We don't argue over preference (sometimes). ...

    We don't argue over preference (sometimes). Insert Monty Python sketch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvcnx6-0GhA



    True to moniker. This explains why Jeremy Crawford's rulings are not...
  60. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,888

    I'm just glad we get an elephant in the thread. ...

    I'm just glad we get an elephant in the thread. Even if he can't attack while controlled.

    Maybe I need to make a Battlemaster, buy an elephant and use Commanders Strike to get an attack out of...
  61. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,888

    This is one of the reasons Beastmaster Ranger...

    This is one of the reasons Beastmaster Ranger receives such low marks for player satisfaction in the surveys. The rules grant mounts a better action economy than the PHB Beastmaster Animal Companion...
  62. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,888

    Thanks for clearing that up. It helps to know...

    Thanks for clearing that up. It helps to know that you are really interpreting it like I hoped you weren't.

    It's like a Ranger's Animal Companion but worse... at your table.
  63. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,888

    Can you clarify what "A controlled mount can move...

    Can you clarify what "A controlled mount can move and act even on the turn that you mount it." means?

    "It moves as you direct it, and it has only three action options: Dash, Disengage, and Dodge."...
  64. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,888

    Controlling a Mount, paragraph 2, sentences 4 and...

    Controlling a Mount, paragraph 2, sentences 4 and 5.

    All creatures get action and movement unless the rules state otherwise (in this case they have restricted actions).
  65. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,888

    Mounts are one of those things different DMs like...

    Mounts are one of those things different DMs like or don't like.

    I like them so I'd probably allow more generous Phantom Steed but it is much more likely you can just buy a 75 gp Riding Horse...
  66. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,888

    Sage Advice for moving after damage:...

    Sage Advice for moving after damage:
    http://www.sageadvice.eu/2016/11/21/phantom-steed-it-lasts-for-one-more-minute-as-it-fades-away-correct/

    Sage Advice for special movement:...
  67. Replies
    8
    Views
    2,650

    The default crafting rules let you create 5gp of...

    The default crafting rules let you create 5gp of value per day for mundane items.

    Assign a value to a trained Axe beak and then use Handle Animal to make 5gp of progress per day toward the value...
  68. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,412

    Phantom Steed duration beyond damage.

    Reading the effect of when the spell ends it seems like when the Steed loses it's '1' hp it still is useable for another minute.

    Is that how other DMs would rule the spell?
  69. I'd keep the bonus attack with 2WF and add an...

    I'd keep the bonus attack with 2WF and add an optional Combine Strike (Twin Strike) as an additional attack possibility when attacking with 2 weapons - 1 strike with the second weapon adding extra...
  70. I feel like including Expertise for Rogues and...

    I feel like including Expertise for Rogues and Bards kind of wrecked skill use for other classes in a not so subtle way.

    A decent stat and a skill proficiency was supposed to feel like you were...
  71. Replies
    35
    Views
    7,144

    I like magic item crafting, keeps and armies,...

    I like magic item crafting, keeps and armies, animal companions, and mounts. I think it provides more things for the campaign to play off of and provide goals outside of killing things and taking...
  72. This is redundant. All 2 handed weapons can be...

    This is redundant. All 2 handed weapons can be held in one hand when not being used for attacks.
  73. Replies
    44
    Views
    4,690

    In a related version I prefer to cap stats at 18...

    In a related version I prefer to cap stats at 18 for this and other reasons. Light<Medium<Heavy

    Sent from my VS810PP using EN World mobile app
  74. Replies
    84
    Views
    6,620

    Assuming this is a 'How would/do you house rule...

    Assuming this is a 'How would/do you house rule the Paladin?' and not a 'What should the 6e Paladin look like?' thread:

    1. Concentration is a concern for a lot of Melee-based classes so we house...
  75. Replies
    111
    Views
    10,320

    In general I think using any rule from a previous...

    In general I think using any rule from a previous edition should be fine and a sort of 'no brainer' in regards to whether it would 'work' in D&D.

    I'd change the way concentration works as well. ...
  76. Replies
    31
    Views
    15,844

    I like that this thread was the year before...

    I like that this thread was the year before launch during the playtest. The devs stuck to their guns - left in the damage language of hit point reduction. And then paired it with super easy hit...
  77. Replies
    59
    Views
    3,909

    I like from earlier: 1. Getting rid of Dex...

    I like from earlier:
    1. Getting rid of Dex bonus to damage on Ranged weapons as default.
    2. Changing Archery Style to: do dexterity damage with ranged weapons.
    3. Changing Sharpshooter to a)...
  78. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,884

    Yeah, complete overkill. You likely already lost...

    Yeah, complete overkill. You likely already lost your wife, kids, and job.
    And probably your truck and your dog.

    If you could only play that country song backwards.
  79. Replies
    23
    Views
    2,884

    My soap is behind a glass shower door and cannot...

    My soap is behind a glass shower door and cannot be targeted.

    My debit card is in my wallet, in my pants and has total concealment. It neither breaths, makes noise, or can be seen; yet it cannot...
  80. Elemental Adept looks so much better. Half...

    Elemental Adept looks so much better. Half damage on a save is Resistance, and Elemental Adept gets to ignore Resistance. Therefore all spells with that damage type do full damage, save or not. ...
  81. Replies
    385
    Views
    20,252

    My reasons for changing GWM and SS are not...

    My reasons for changing GWM and SS are not entirely related to the damage potential.

    1. Certain feats are dominating the mindshare (GWM, PAM, SS, and CE). They did not have to be the 'best'...
  82. Replies
    30
    Views
    2,431

    Another direction to go might be a "Natural...

    Another direction to go might be a "Natural Talent" ability where you can double your ability bonus on a specific type of check rather than double the proficiency bonus.

    At the starting levels it...
  83. One other direction to try with re-introducing a...

    One other direction to try with re-introducing a 'lazylord' style warlord would be to include it in a broader Expert class where the key abilities are skill specialization, the Help action, and a...
  84. When I'm in a magical mood I can certainly...

    When I'm in a magical mood I can certainly gravitate towards the Conjurer/Summoner and the other magical pet classes. Unfortunately for heroic story purposes the best pet class in the standard game...
  85. Replies
    81
    Views
    9,717

    Stealth and Spotting leaves a lot of room for DM...

    Stealth and Spotting leaves a lot of room for DM adjudication.

    Usually I prefer the middle road: the DM decides success or failure unless it isn't clear cut - then the dice decide. I'd allow...
  86. Speaking of OA drawing attacks. One optional...

    Speaking of OA drawing attacks. One optional rule I would like to see is that when classes get extra attack they also use extra dice on their attacks OR use extra attack and extra dice on other...
  87. When writing up the Marshal/Warlord for...

    When writing up the Marshal/Warlord for publication on DMs Guild, I had a short list of design goals:
    1. It would be non-magical (martial as non-magical or mundane, not martial as a warrior). ...
  88. I think the recent Artificer and Revised Ranger...

    I think the recent Artificer and Revised Ranger UAs warrant a second look at the Warlord stuff that was created last year. When DMs Guild went live after the Mastermind and Purple Dragon Knight were...
  89. I could build a martial class on this chassis. I...

    I could build a martial class on this chassis. I think the close range of the 'Help' reactions might be tough to coordinate in the wild. Since reactions need to be triggered it would add a team...
  90. For any who don't buy 'inspiration' as a power...

    For any who don't buy 'inspiration' as a power source for specific class abilities the Marshal is powered by Ki (if one needs that semi-magical source for buy in).



    This is shades of "shouting...
  91. I intentionally included the option to not be...

    I intentionally included the option to not be forced to accept inspiration from the party's Warlord in both my versions of the Warlord (the Marshal is in JoLydee's Obvious Arcana). I believe that...
  92. In the full class version of the Warlord on DMs...

    In the full class version of the Warlord on DMs Guild, the 'Bonds of Friendship' and 'Circle of Friends' abilities were a specific nod to the concerns of Corwin and Elfcrusher (and the presumed...
  93. Given the 10 minute casting time I'd rule that it...

    Given the 10 minute casting time I'd rule that it includes 'walking the perimeter' of the area to cover and spreading the dust throughout. Without being able to visit the area's covered I'd rule it...
  94. Replies
    16
    Views
    3,312

    I just added a middle step between Hit Point loss...

    I just added a middle step between Hit Point loss and the Lingering Injury table. The middle ground is a 'Wound'. You take a Wound equal to one of your Hit Dice on a crit, '1' on a save, or...
  95. If I'm limited to those 3 then, I guess a...

    If I'm limited to those 3 then, I guess a combination of 1 and 2, but really I like having the option to run a low/less magic campaign and still have the dynamics of combat hit point recovery. ...
  96. As the melting pot edition, this seems like it...

    As the melting pot edition, this seems like it should be the default for 5e. Lacking a preferred rule from a previous edition, use the 5e version or an adaptation of the previous rule. That was...
  97. One of the things I appreciate about 5e is that...

    One of the things I appreciate about 5e is that the numbers fall within a certain range based on level so it is pretty easy to spot when someone is calculating something wrong.
    Normally point-buy...
  98. That looks correct except if he has 2 feats...

    That looks correct except if he has 2 feats (skulker and crossbow expert). The halfling ability to hide behind allies is 'Naturally Stealthy'.
  99. I suspect that he is using Expertise on his...

    I suspect that he is using Expertise on his attack and saying that he +1 bonus for the magic crossbow adds to that.

    Dex 20 (legit) +(3 proficiency +1 crossbow) doubled with Expertise -not legit =...
  100. If he is using Expertise with armor proficiency...

    If he is using Expertise with armor proficiency he is probably using it for his attack proficiency. Neither of those is valid by the rules.
Results 1 to 100 of 1821
Page 1 of 19 1 2 3 4