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    That's called a TPK. They are very rare, but...

    That's called a TPK. They are very rare, but they *do* happen, and they are an important part of the game. They create tension, danger. The players want to be *challenged*. They want risk,...
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    Yeah, but you said "D&D is an RPG, you want...

    Yeah, but you said "D&D is an RPG, you want something that support heroics". This imply that the lack of plot armor, that insta-death, is *not* a proper RPG. There are plenty of RPG with those...
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    Replying to your last paragraph: that is a very, ...

    Replying to your last paragraph: that is a very, very narrow view of role playing games. Some can be very gritty, but still are valid modes of play.
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    The quadratic wizard absolutely was a thing BUT...

    The quadratic wizard absolutely was a thing BUT there were a lot limits to the wizard's power that arent' there in 5e:

    Super low HP - 1d4, harder to get a con bonus
    Casting time and interuption. ...
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    You need to try the GLOG. I recommend the rat on...

    You need to try the GLOG. I recommend the rat on a stick edition.
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    They were a huge pain on our table...

    They were a huge pain on our table...
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    The 2e monster manual is a treasure, it's a good...

    The 2e monster manual is a treasure, it's a good resource for any edition.
  8. So, speaking of the horde of mooks... I very...

    So, speaking of the horde of mooks...

    I very recently ran a game where the party was attacked in a "cathedral" by a large group of 25 cultists (plus a few head cultists, 2 martial artists and one...
  9. It's arguably the best style, especially in a...

    It's arguably the best style, especially in a feat-less game. Feats are required to make 2 handed weapons shine.
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    Cursing bitterly, Kalorn got up, spat blood, and...

    Cursing bitterly, Kalorn got up, spat blood, and stumbled towards the troll, blade high

    Attack 1 with advantage on prone, I hope, troll 3, using greater weapon mastery: 1D20+3 = [1]+3 = 4
    1D20+3...
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    In other news, I bet Mord is happy Kalorn made...

    In other news, I bet Mord is happy Kalorn made that concentration check...

    In other other news, I'm on the road again for another week, will do my best to post.
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    On the phone I sometimes have a hard time telling...

    On the phone I sometimes have a hard time telling exactly what square a PC is in... as far as distinguishing PCs , I have a hard time with harb and Chrysagon, both are cowled figures and I can't...
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    Oh thank you so much!!!

    Oh thank you so much!!!
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    Ooc: Oh! Well that is fair then, and it makes...

    Ooc: Oh! Well that is fair then, and it makes sort of sense for a creature that regenerates... and he caused lots of damage.

    Question is, who gets up first? Makes a big difference for advantage...
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    (Busy day but here is a partial post) "Damn...

    (Busy day but here is a partial post)

    "Damn your elven hide, we are here to find someone, not fight and we already located her, and you brought down the entire complex on our head!"

    Kalorn...
  16. Personally, I would rather have intelligence...

    Personally, I would rather have intelligence give a bit of something to everyone instead of adding another int dependent class. If int saves were common, it might have helped...

    The "ideal"...
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    Jebus. I would have guessed 40-60. 200?!

    Jebus. I would have guessed 40-60. 200?!
  18. About your last paragraph, I disagree. Handguns...

    About your last paragraph, I disagree. Handguns in particular are inaccurate and under powered. There is also the situation of the shooter having "the bead" on you, which is not a given.
  19. Which edition are you talking about? In 5e range...

    Which edition are you talking about? In 5e range is superior to melee. Most of us are pretending it isn't but...
  20. I disagree with your implied definition of genre,...

    I disagree with your implied definition of genre, which seems muddled with setting. The wild west is not a genre! It's a setting.


    But I haven't read the entire thread yet, so maybe I am not...
  21. I would run it with another system, perhaps a...

    I would run it with another system, perhaps a slight tweak of warhammer. I've actually run a pirate campaign with that, worked well.
  22. *blink* What edition of D&D are you talking...

    *blink*
    What edition of D&D are you talking about? Because in 5e, you can do TONs of damage with ranged. Archery style, Sharpshooter, crossbow expert, good dex, you are looking at 3d6+45 damage...
  23. I wasn't implying that you were wrong, I was...

    I wasn't implying that you were wrong, I was trying to support your post, sorry it wasn't clear.
  24. This is awesome!

    This is awesome!
  25. I think people need to be clear if they mean a...

    I think people need to be clear if they mean a genre or a setting. "Middle age" is a setting, not a genre.

    Yoon suin is a setting, not a genre.
  26. I'm not sure why you think a hit from a longsword...

    I'm not sure why you think a hit from a longsword swung in anger is less lethal than, oh a 9mm parabellum? That can easily hack off a limb or pierce an organ.
  27. Warhammer 2nd ed did it well with exploding dice...

    Warhammer 2nd ed did it well with exploding dice - any attack could kill you. Even a stray dart from a goblin could be fatal.
  28. Dark Matter? Couldn't they take something else? ...

    Dark Matter? Couldn't they take something else? Dark matter was an Alternity Setting and is the best RPG book I've ever read, with perhaps the exception of Yoon Suin.
    ...
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    OOC: this morning I made a post but it seems...

    OOC: this morning I made a post but it seems that it didn't work! I am very sorry for the delay.

    Perception check [roll0]
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    Rodrigo winced at the druid's description - but...

    Rodrigo winced at the druid's description - but at least they knew it was a foe. His eyes widened in horror at Christagon's plight - their fighting spot was a death trap! He drew his sword and...
  31. At the risk of repeating myself, look up...

    At the risk of repeating myself, look up Yoon-Suin. You'll thank me.
  32. Multi-classing ;)

    Multi-classing ;)
  33. My fighter is the smartest party member so......

    My fighter is the smartest party member so... yes, I roleplay him using that style.

    Incidentally, I use redrick roller to generate stats.
  34. The problem with those cantrips is that they are...

    The problem with those cantrips is that they are mediocre. Poison's pray range is horrid, and acid splash 1d6 is low and scales poorly (ie it gets comparatively worse with time). The solution to me...
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    Kalorn was down almost 20, but he just healed up...

    Kalorn was down almost 20, but he just healed up a bit with Second Wind.
  36. Artificer Update: results of the survey and more

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxQxu_sbSlM

    Some highlights:

    - The alchemist homonculus will become optional
    - Overall satisfaction with the class is very high, some subclasses are less...
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    OOC: First hit is a critical hit, so... take...

    OOC: First hit is a critical hit, so... take both dice of damage for a total of 13?

    Kalorn of Mulmaster, the cursed sell-sword (Fighter(eldrich knight) 3/Warlock(hexblade) 5; alt-human, soldier)...
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    "ha!" snarled Kalorn as his blade sliced the...

    "ha!" snarled Kalorn as his blade sliced the troll's throat open. He leaped back a bit to avoid being burned by the now two troll corpses - their flesh seemed to burn too keenly. An alchemist could...
  39. To wrap back to the original post, I *am*...

    To wrap back to the original post, I *am* roleplaying a fighter who uses the Spanish style... and it's a dex-based melee fighter that uses a rapier and buckler and the battle-master subclass. It...
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    Ooc: will post within a day

    Ooc: will post within a day
  41. One of the artificer subclass is a bit like the...

    One of the artificer subclass is a bit like the hexblade, but with Int...

    (edit, I should mention that's in 5e)
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    Rodrigo had been thinking about "harb" 's...

    Rodrigo had been thinking about "harb" 's revelation. To be an orphan was hard enough, but to have no name, by choice... he didn't understand.

    The strange creature snapped him out of his...
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    I fully sympathize with your desire for something...

    I fully sympathize with your desire for something different than pseudo spell slots, I really do, but it's a very hard nut to crack.
    ...
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    (OOC: I'm assuming that the troll is no longer...

    (OOC: I'm assuming that the troll is no longer prone?)

    Kalorn kept the illusion up, considered using another spell instead, and resolved to attack. "Have that torch ready!" he barked, as he...
  45. I thought that the system was irrelevant (ie this...

    I thought that the system was irrelevant (ie this is bad, period), but it being Tales from the Flood makes it worse - the PCs are under-aged. I hope that Riley37 's hope comes through - that major...
  46. Players 'distressed' by gang-rape role-playing game

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-48483746?fbclid=IwAR3IB1rMM-QSaO3g4q91-6v2nxO0JhS9A5lM5CGLG-Do5cweTDQaQHg2vQs

    ... I really didn't know what was appropriate for the...
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    OOC: Ok, no time for full post, I see all sorts...

    OOC: Ok, no time for full post, I see all sorts of very cool stuff (new name? dang! :D ) but quickly:

    Survival [roll3]
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    I'm back in town but pretty busy today, shold be...

    I'm back in town but pretty busy today, shold be able to post late this evening.
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    Even in 2e there was the "dead at -10" rules. ...

    Even in 2e there was the "dead at -10" rules.

    Edit: if I remember correctly though, someone brought back from the "-1 to -9" zone was all groggy and stuff. I think perhaps an easy way to avoid...
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    OOC: still on the road and pressed for time...

    OOC: still on the road and pressed for time today, so not a full post but to help move things along:

    ( Ggargoyleking this is for Mord, asking if that illusion spell is still needed or not....
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    But I don't need devil's sight. The spell doesn't...

    But I don't need devil's sight. The spell doesn't bother the user.
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    If he uses it. It's an extremely strong gish...

    If he uses it. It's an extremely strong gish spell. You have advantage vs others, they have disadvantage vs you, and if they hit you, they take 2d8 dmg....
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    That is an interesting rp challenge... in theory,...

    That is an interesting rp challenge... in theory, Kalorn should start looking for one... but he doesn't know the spell yet, how could he know?
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    Shadow of moil will make Kalorn a menace

    Shadow of moil will make Kalorn a menace
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    OOC 2: Kalorn got hit twice so here is the 2nd...

    OOC 2: Kalorn got hit twice so here is the 2nd concentration check. A big advantage of off-board website like orokos and coyote code is that I can see my roll before I finish posting, so I can...
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    I'm not 100% sure I was supposed to do that...

    I'm not 100% sure I was supposed to do that concentration check (now on the road), but I did it and I passed it, so we are all good.

    ... wait, Kalorn got hit *twice* - the first time he barely...
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    Ooc: kalorn will have to do a concentration check...

    Ooc: kalorn will have to do a concentration check on that illusion, I think that it is a concentration spell. Dc is 10

    [roll0]
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    That part I can explain at least! I was at 62/63...

    That part I can explain at least! I was at 62/63 because I had 7 temp HP from my fiendish vigor invocation. So that took most of the damage from the first hit, and I only took 1 hp of real damage. ...
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    So basically he heals 1 hp, then loses 13, got it.

    So basically he heals 1 hp, then loses 13, got it.
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    So about what just happened with the troll -...

    So about what just happened with the troll - there is no point in casting shield for Kalorn since it's a critical (a hit so fast and true a warding spell is impossible!), but I have a few questions....
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    "I too am loathe to grab that canoe if it isn't...

    "I too am loathe to grab that canoe if it isn't ours... ah Master Dellrack, if only we had a flying ship! I wonder if that wreck up on the trees was one of those...."
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    That is what my previous post was about lol

    That is what my previous post was about lol
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    So btw, I will be on the road for a bit over a...

    So btw, I will be on the road for a bit over a week, so my posting will be a bit inconsistent. Sorry about that.

    Anyway, my character has a slight preference to pushing on, and also wants to know...
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    So btw, I will be on the road for a bit over a...

    So btw, I will be on the road for a bit over a week, so my posting will be a bit inconsistent.
  65. This thread contains a poll. That's not quite the same - you are talking about...

    That's not quite the same - you are talking about fitting withing "regions" vs fittings into a setting. Since FR is a "everything and the kitchen sink" setting, I can see the artificer working...
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    Let's test this Testing an attack (that 2...

    Let's test this

    Testing an attack (that 2 handed critical hit): 1d6ro2+1d6ro2+1d6ro2+1d6ro2+8 27

    I'm not sure I'm getting the synthax right, but the basic functionality seems there?

    test 2...
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    I think that you crossed the streams, worlds...

    I think that you crossed the streams, worlds colliding and all that :) .
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    I will have to test this after this debacle.

    I will have to test this after this debacle.
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    I will have to test this after this debacle.

    I will have to test this after this debacle.
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    It was manageable with coyote code...

    It was manageable with coyote code...
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    Because of the greater weapon fighting style. I...

    Because of the greater weapon fighting style. I get to reroll any 1 or 2s.

    For example, if I were to toll 3d6 and get a total of 9, maybe I rolled 3, 3, and 3 (no rerolls) or I rolled 6, 2, 1 (2...
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    welcome back Charwoman Gene ! :) I am very...

    welcome back Charwoman Gene ! :)

    I am very sorry for the mess of posts - I know it's not pretty, but I hope it's clear at least. To make the others' turn clearer, I humbly suggest finding out if...
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    OOC So now I get to reroll dice. Here is the...

    OOC So now I get to reroll dice. Here is the final damage tally:

    Troll 1 damage:
    Attack 1 = 19 + [roll0] + [roll1]
    Attack 2 =14 + [roll2]

    Troll 2 damage
    Attack 1 = that's a miss right?...
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    Ok, again... Troll 1 damage: Attack 1 Because...

    Ok, again...

    Troll 1 damage:
    Attack 1 Because of hexblade's curse, this is a critical 8 + [roll0] + [roll1] + [roll2] +[roll3]
    Attack 2: 8 + [roll4] + [roll5]

    Troll 2 damage
    Attack 1:...
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    OOC: This is going to be a bit complicated,...

    OOC: This is going to be a bit complicated, because the sequence of event is going to be important. I'm going to assume that troll 1 (the one closest to Kalorn) will die because of Primus's mind...
  76. This thread contains a poll. The spell storing was done differently in the...

    The spell storing was done differently in the first version of the class and came online a *lot* sooner. It really allowed the class to do support.

    I think that of all of the subclasses, the...
  77. This thread contains a poll. A possible re-flavor of the battle smith would be...

    A possible re-flavor of the battle smith would be a *battle golem*, which can separate in 2 (the iron defender) while the "main golem" blast away from the rear (heavy crossbow with spell on it).
  78. This thread contains a poll. To get back on topic... The alchemist has a...

    To get back on topic...

    The alchemist has a lot of flavor, but I think there is an issue with their powerful cantrip power, because it's limited to poison and acid cantrips only. It really,...
  79. This thread contains a poll. In my game, the paladin player had the chance to...

    In my game, the paladin player had the chance to change to an "arcane gish" - ie a melee focused warlock. I thought he was going to take hexblade but nope, 5 levels fey bladepack with 3 fighter...
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    I think what happened is that the "it's visible"...

    I think what happened is that the "it's visible" got more attention than the distances (due to the curvature of the earth, you can't see that far, but hey, in Faerun it could be different. same way...
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    Ok so I was under the impression we were "close"...

    Ok so I was under the impression we were "close" to the ship, the heart, and close-ish to Omu. After seeing these maps, I see we are quite far.

    So, reasons to return to Port Nyanzaru:
    - Resupply...
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    Omu is like 25 ish days away? Dang! And what...

    Omu is like 25 ish days away? Dang!

    And what is Mbala - the place with the terror folks or?
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    Thank you. And where are Omu, the ship and the...

    Thank you. And where are Omu, the ship and the heart on this map?
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    It really would help decide.

    It really would help decide.
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    I would agree. The alchemist is full of flavor.

    I would agree. The alchemist is full of flavor.
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    Using a heavy crossbow and the arcane weapon...

    Using a heavy crossbow and the arcane weapon spell should result in a petty decent ranged damage for the artificer...

    ... and this is where I "worry" a bit for the alchemist, because their...
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    This is true. +1 to hit in a bounded accuracy...

    This is true. +1 to hit in a bounded accuracy system is quite something.
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    Now with tiny servant, and the ability to...

    Now with tiny servant, and the ability to "flavor/describe" your spells, I look forward to the iron defender acting like a mothership, deploying swarms of tiny servants.
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    "Since we are not moving against the current, a...

    "Since we are not moving against the current, a raft might do...." noted Rodrigo.
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    Is an ogre a character? How many times is its con...

    Is an ogre a character? How many times is its con bonus applied? Once per "level"...
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    This question was asked here about the...

    This question was asked here about the homunculus, and there was agreement that the int bonus applies per level. It needs to be clarified.
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    Tell me, a level 5 character, how many times do...

    Tell me, a level 5 character, how many times do you apply your constitution bonus?
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    That Iron defender is a huge HP bag... Say you...

    That Iron defender is a huge HP bag... Say you have 18 int at level 5, so 5 x (5 + 4 +2) = 55 hp... That's a pretty stout defender.
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    Is the multiclass rounding-up only for artificers?

    Is the multiclass rounding-up only for artificers?
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    Well, I must confess that I wrote that in part to...

    Well, I must confess that I wrote that in part to get your attention (success!), and that since I have not read all you posts, I cannot be absolutely certain that this was your wrongest post. ...
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    Has anything changed besides the addition of...

    Has anything changed besides the addition of spells and 2 sub-classes?

    I, for one, am happy that Tiny Servant has been added to their spell list. Tiny Servant is the best spell in the game. It...
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    I somehow missed this. This is the most wrong...

    I somehow missed this. This is the most wrong you've ever been on this forum. This is "squaredancing with gnomish paladins wrong".

    The cost of living is *the central economic value* of D&D. ...
  98. I've been in a game where the bard never used her...

    I've been in a game where the bard never used her 3rd level spells because she didn't know she had them. This was not a new character.

    So we cleared that up... didn't change anything.
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    You can't take numbers in an rpg game too...

    You can't take numbers in an rpg game too seriously, otherwise the moon is a cube in 5e...
  100. So they were having fun wrong?

    So they were having fun wrong?
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