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    O.L.D. Magic: Spider Climb

    The magic chapter has rules for giving a creature different movement modes using the movement skill - burrow, snowstep, swim, waterwalk, but not climb. Should climbing be included too? What would be...
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    Maybe he's not on wifi as much as you think he is...

    Maybe he's not on wifi as much as you think he is - maybe he's not automatically connecting to one of those networks (because of a changed password or whatever).
  3. Thread: Druid Question

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    Yes. All the beasts in the Monster Manual have...

    Yes. All the beasts in the Monster Manual have their natural attacks (claws, bite, etc.) labelled as melee weapon attacks.
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    For Shadowrun, I have a set of d6's with the pips...

    For Shadowrun, I have a set of d6's with the pips on the 2, 3, 4 sides coloured in with a matching Sharpie marker. It's a huge help.
  5. Thread: Recycling 5e

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    Too many character sheets end up in landfills....

    Too many character sheets end up in landfills. Stop throwing out your characters when they die! Don't rip the sheet in half. Erase it all and re-use the paper for your next character. You've been...
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    The range of a spell is the maximum distance at...

    The range of a spell is the maximum distance at which it can be cast. It's not a range increment like weapons.

    Note that the term "range increment" occurs only in reference to ranged weapons, and...
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    Seriously? I've known people who roll dice...

    Seriously? I've known people who roll dice individually, but picking them out of the dice bag every turn?

    I don't know if anything you can say would make a difference because it sounds like those...
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    Hmm... So a "shielding" spell (O.L.D. chapter V,...

    Hmm... So a "shielding" spell (O.L.D. chapter V, under "Abjure") only affects melee & ranged defenses? Is there a similar way for a character to buff mental & vital defenses?
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    It doesn't seem right to get the benefits of both...

    It doesn't seem right to get the benefits of both exploits without the drawbacks of either. Maybe you could get both immunities, and vulnerabilities to two other elements such as acid and lightning.
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    "+1 to all three Defense" should be "+1 to all...

    "+1 to all three Defense" should be "+1 to all four Defense". Vital Defense was added after the other three.

    I'm not sure about "+1 Defense". Looking at some places where it occurs, it looks to me...
  11. Thread: Trading Dice

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    Yes, it's in the latest W.O.I.N. errata...

    Yes, it's in the latest W.O.I.N. errata.
    Now that Morrus is finished with version 1.2 for all 3 books, it looks like he's getting a quick start on version 1.3. :)
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    You can definitely have Shadowrun without the...

    You can definitely have Shadowrun without the elves & magic, as long as you're not running adventures that require those elements. My group played a Shadowrun / XCOM campaign that started out with no...
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    DawnforgedCast Questing Beast both on YouTube

    DawnforgedCast
    Questing Beast
    both on YouTube
  14. Thread: New WOIN errata?

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    OK then, my character has spent a lot of time...

    OK then, my character has spent a lot of time prancing around the forest & singing. :D
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    It's not a direction that D&D is taking, it's a...

    It's not a direction that D&D is taking, it's a book that grew out of a campaign played by the creators of a comic strip.
  16. Thread: New WOIN errata?

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    I think it works OK for most character...

    I think it works OK for most character backgrounds, if you rationalize the REP as being spread out over the 5 starting careers and not something they were born with.

    I do like that you won't have...
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    Another W.O.I.N. campaign

    We've started our latest D&D campaign. It's a Pathfinder AP using W.O.I.N. O.L.D. rules. (Blame Woundweaver )

    Everybody's talkin' 'bout the O.L.D. rules, funny,
    But it's still D & D to me.
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    Ha! I guess it depends on which fellow you think...

    Ha! I guess it depends on which fellow you think has an accent. :D
  19. Of course this reminded me of Samantha the Red,...

    Of course this reminded me of Samantha the Red, even though she was much younger:
    https://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?104708-I-just-GMed-my-3-year-old-for-the-first-time!...
  20. I would definitely use a pre-made character. You...

    I would definitely use a pre-made character. You don't want to make him sit through an hour of paperwork before getting to the fun stuff. (Yes, it would probably take that long with a 10-yr-old...
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    Yeah, this sounds like one of those things that...

    Yeah, this sounds like one of those things that falls in the category of "too good to refuse". But then the question is, how long will the colossus be fascinated with his toy? There's always a way...
  22. Thread: New WOIN errata?

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    Oh hey, my character now has a bigger reputation...

    Oh hey, my character now has a bigger reputation than his animal companion! :)
  23. Thread: New WOIN errata?

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    To be clear, these errata apply to O.L.D. 1.2,...

    To be clear, these errata apply to O.L.D. 1.2, right?

    We're due to start our O.L.D. campaign tomorrow, based on the 1.2 draft rules - this is timely!

    ( Woundweaver take a look )
  24. Thread: Should I play 4e?

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    Judging by your other thread...

    Judging by your other thread, it makes absolutely no difference which system you play.
  25. Thread: I need quotes!

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    "What is dead may never die."

    "What is dead may never die."
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    This is not a "Continue".

    This is not a "Continue".
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    Thanks. In the Derived Statistics section I see...

    Thanks. In the Derived Statistics section I see size adjustments for speed, melee defense, ranged defense and unarmed/natural damage.
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    Effects of Enlarge Person Spell?

    In W.O.I.N. O.L.D. you can cast a transform person spell that makes a character larger. What are the effects of that, aside from just getting bigger? Does it affect the character's attacks, defenses,...
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    Autopsies

    Autopsies
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    (from the In Remembrance thread...

    (from the In Remembrance thread)
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    *shrug* The way I've seen these "tricks" work...

    *shrug* The way I've seen these "tricks" work seems to fit pretty well with yoga - it's more like meditation and technique than a magical pain-resisting thing. I don't know why you call it a scam....
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    Yes, and yoga teaches you how to do them...

    Yes, and yoga teaches you how to do them correctly.
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    Some druids are anti-industrialist guerrilla (and...

    Some druids are anti-industrialist guerrilla (and also gorilla) fighters.
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    Really? I've played Starfinder, and it's a...

    Really? I've played Starfinder, and it's a modification of PF1. It seems very different from what I've seen of PF2.
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    Previous editions had an explicit rule that...

    Previous editions had an explicit rule that Disguise Self gave a bonus to the skill check for disguising yourself. I would do the same in 5e.
  36. What type of player-on-player dice rolling are...

    What type of player-on-player dice rolling are you talking about?

    If you mean one player taking advantage of their character's persuasion skill to control what other players' characters do, then...
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    I've played it a few times, but it was years ago....

    I've played it a few times, but it was years ago. What I remember liking about it was the humour more than anything else.
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    Whew! That battle took a long time, but we...

    Whew! That battle took a long time, but we finally drove off the attackers and escorted the medical ship to Luna. We are big damn heroes.

    Political upheaval is coming. My character pulled a Holden...
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    We made it to Sol. Now we are fighting a space...

    We made it to Sol. Now we are fighting a space battle against a faction that doesn't want to cure the nano-plague.
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    We are now trying to come up with a better plan.

    We are now trying to come up with a better plan.
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    btw. We have a plan....

    btw. We have a plan.
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    This is it. Wish Us Luck!

    I'm leaving soon for the last session of our Traveller campaign.

    Last week we hijacked a medical ship that we need to stop a nanobot plague that's ravaging the Sol system. Now we have two...
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    That's true, so mass book-burnings to suppress...

    That's true, so mass book-burnings to suppress political dissent might not happen.

    On the other hand, there are wizards whose power is embodied in their spellbooks. So maybe a book-burning raid...
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    Book burning has definitely happened in D&D. ...

    Book burning has definitely happened in D&D.

    In one campaign, our party was kidnapped and stripped of their belongings. They escaped and fought against their captors. My character fireballed the...
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    Yes, it's inconsistent because they wanted the...

    Yes, it's inconsistent because they wanted the ghost to be able to move through things but also be damaged by attacks. So if you hit it with a sword it takes damage but if it moves through the...
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    When you stop buying diapers, it'll be time to...

    When you stop buying diapers, it'll be time to pick up a D&D Essentials Kit. :)
  47. This thread contains a poll. To find out about player attitudes to A and B,...

    To find out about player attitudes to A and B, I'd guess.

    It's not always A+B, not in the games I've played in anyway. I've had plenty of characters that have had some generic magic items and one...
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    I've only played a bit of ship combat, and I...

    I've only played a bit of ship combat, and I haven't tried building a ship, so take this for what it's worth...

    The combat we did was in ships with balanced armour, defenses and shields. Obviously...
  49. This thread contains a poll. I picked the bonuses because bonuses always make...

    I picked the bonuses because bonuses always make my character more awesome and more likely to survive. But an item with a bonus and flavour is better, and the best are the ones that have a bonus and...
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    Call them nemesissies, they love that.

    Call them nemesissies, they love that.
  51. You’ve ruined it by spelling their name wrong. :(

    You’ve ruined it by spelling their name wrong. :(
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    The problem with that is that we've got a goblin...

    The problem with that is that we've got a goblin with the Two-Hands! exploit who wants to dual-wield a sword and a spear (wakizashi and sibat, for preference). He needs to use "small-sized weapons"...
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    I've added page numbers to my posts.

    I've added page numbers to my posts.
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    This thread is tagged "[3.5]", so assuming...

    This thread is tagged "[3.5]", so assuming Tellerian Hawke is asking about D&D 3.5 not 5e:

    No, in 3.5 you cannot move and attack with both weapons in one round. You can only attack with both...
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    Torches and lanterns.

    Torches and lanterns.
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    Yeah, I was looking at Grand Elf and a level of...

    Yeah, I was looking at Grand Elf and a level of Man At Arms to get tactics. (But I think some people may have overlooked that requirement...) You still get a MAG roll of 3d6 plus skills & exploits. I...
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    In that case, I don't mind giving it a try.

    In that case, I don't mind giving it a try.
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    The Artillery exploit seems quite powerful - it...

    The Artillery exploit seems quite powerful - it looks like a starting character can do 3d6 in a 30' area every round? That's a lot. If you were casting that as a spell by Chapter V, it would cost 13...
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    Yeah, it seems like I just picked up 5e a while...

    Yeah, it seems like I just picked up 5e a while ago. Well, as long as I can still use my Shadowrun dice...

    Oh, good.

    I'm used to Shadowrun's complexity and the plethora of gear, so I'm not sure...
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    Oh, and the Spell List has spells with casting...

    Oh, and the Spell List has spells with casting times of 2 rounds and 5 minutes which are no longer in the "Improving a Spell" table.
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    No, sleep doesn't go around corners. A spell's...

    No, sleep doesn't go around corners. A spell's area of effect is blocked by solid obstructions (such as walls). (Assuming we're talking about 5e, there were some exceptions in earlier editions.)
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    Chapter V, "Spell List" (p.202-218 in draft06):...

    Chapter V, "Spell List" (p.202-218 in draft06): For all the spells with a casting time greater than 1 action, the casting time is used to reduce the total cost of the spell. However this is not how...
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    Chapter IV, "Persistent Conditions": (p. 152...

    Chapter IV, "Persistent Conditions":

    (p. 152 in draft06)

    But on the other hand,

    Chapter V, "Spell Statistics":

    (p. 175 in draft06)
  64. Nor does it specify the attack part. The...

    Nor does it specify the attack part. The enhancement bonus applies to both attack and damage, as specified further up on the same page.


    No, I don't think it implies that at all. It's giving an...
  65. The point of the highlighted sentence is that...

    The point of the highlighted sentence is that non-magical ammunition becomes magical when fired from a magic weapon, which can affect damage reduction (e.g. "DR 5/magic"). If the ammo was already...
  66. Boo?

    Boo?
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    Gods in 3e have worshipers and grant divine...

    Gods in 3e have worshipers and grant divine powers to their devout followers.
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    A few years ago my group played a campaign in...

    A few years ago my group played a campaign in which the PCs were gods who had been defeated and imprisoned by a rival pantheon. The first adventure was escaping from our extra-planar prison, then we...
  69. So you're passing on the D&D tradition to the...

    So you're passing on the D&D tradition to the next generation, and the previous generation too? :)
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    Chapter V, "Transform": The cost for "animate" is...

    Chapter V, "Transform": The cost for "animate" is inconsistent:

    (p. 200 in draft06)
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    Got it. I guess some of us aren't used to...

    Got it. I guess some of us aren't used to thinking of skills as an open-ended list.
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    Is Leadership supposed to be a skill or an...

    Is Leadership supposed to be a skill or an exploit or both? In 1.1 it was a skill, but in this draft it's referred to as a skill and an exploit in different places.

    (I'm making a summary of 1.2...
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    Chapter II: Ogres and orcs are goblinoid but...

    Chapter II: Ogres and orcs are goblinoid but goblins are not??
    (p. 24, 27, 29 in draft06)
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    Chapter II, "Races and Attributes" (p. 22-23 in...

    Chapter II, "Races and Attributes" (p. 22-23 in draft06):


    This conflicts with a couple of 1.2 changes: The "hook attribute" has been removed, and each class now has an exploit permitting one...
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    Ah yes, I found that reference here...

    Ah yes, I found that reference here. Thanks.

    It should be mentioned in the Magical Implements section (p. 168 in draft06).
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    Question about magical implements: Now that an...

    Question about magical implements: Now that an implement is not tied to a particular magical skill, which skill is used to limit the equipment dice? Is it the skill used for the spell being cast? Or...
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    I'm currently playing in a Traveller campaign...

    I'm currently playing in a Traveller campaign (Mongoose edition).
    We recently jumped back into Starfinder for half an adventure.
    Our next campaign will be Rise of the Runelords using W.O.I.N. O.L.D.
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    That's great, thanks!

    That's great, thanks!
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    Thanks. Our campaign won't start for a little...

    Thanks. Our campaign won't start for a little while, so 1.2 may be out by that time.
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    [WOIN] What's Old is... (O.L.D. advice)

    What's old is Me! It's been many years since I've hung out on ENWorld. But recently my DM told us he wants to use O.L.D. for our next fantasy campaign. I bought the book and was surprised to see...
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    I say the black pudding is an example of food...

    I say the black pudding is an example of food gone bad.
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    We have a campaign that's more or less based on...

    We have a campaign that's more or less based on that premise. :)
  83. Thread: Wall spells

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    You need to have line of effect to the whole...

    You need to have line of effect to the whole wall.

    So you can't make a wall when you're hiding behind a pillar or inside a room, but you can cast a wall spell into darkness.

    As for placement,...
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    This thread contains a poll. We use OotS to illustrate various situations...

    We use OotS to illustrate various situations during our games.

    And, we used it for the name of a PC. (Here's a tip: Make sure you actually attend your first session with a new group, or at least...
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    But why? They're so inspiriational. Just the...

    But why? They're so inspiriational. Just the other day, my character had cause to shout "Eat obscure alchemical metal, fiend-skank!"
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    They're all different. Prismatic Wall is a...

    They're all different.

    Prismatic Wall is a flat vertical wall.
    Wall of Fire is either a flat vertical wall or a ring (vertical cylinder).
    Wall of Force is a flat vertical wall.
    Wall if Ice is...
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    When you are walking, you are allowed to use the...

    When you are walking, you are allowed to use the move silently skill to try to defeat others' listen checks. You said that your fly spells make a noise and "You cannot mask this sound while flying."...
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    My thoughts: A creature that normally flies...

    My thoughts:

    A creature that normally flies should get no bonus to move silently. Its stats should already account for its normal mode of movement. (Probably they weren't all explicitly designed...
  89. Thanks guys for updating us on the changes to...

    Thanks guys for updating us on the changes to Latin grammar in the last 3 years. :)
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    Yes, if you judge only by BAB and HP. If you...

    Yes, if you judge only by BAB and HP.
    If you judge only by skill points, then Fighter's a loser.
  91. Just on the off chance that this was actually a...

    Just on the off chance that this was actually a serious question,

    and

    and

    and

    (all from the "Potions and Oils" section of the DMG)
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    1. I haven't thought of that as an "expected...

    1. I haven't thought of that as an "expected outcome", but if you want to freak out the players, go ahead. The shadow could just as easily have gone around the PCs through the air or the walls, this...
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    The item's description says: "Any item she...

    The item's description says:

    "Any item she wishes" means that you get the one you want, not a random item. It doesn't say explicitly what type of action it is, but "as if from a regular quiver or...
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    This thread contains a poll. It depends on the character. Among my recent...

    It depends on the character. Among my recent chars:

    Rogue: Never. Because Tumble always works, right? :)

    Wizard: Never. I'd rather lose the spell than get pasted.

    Fighter: Sometimes. Got...
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    Dude, nobody knows what "shadowy illumination"...

    Dude, nobody knows what "shadowy illumination" looks like. It's one of the great mysteries of our time. :D
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    Actually, it's both: and just below that, ...

    Actually, it's both:

    and just below that,

    (see also DMG p. 282)

    The DMG lists prices for various items created by various classes, if you happen to know who actually created it.
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    In my group, it's always a chicken. Then you make...

    In my group, it's always a chicken. Then you make insulting clucking noises at him.
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    Happy Birthday, Fajitas! and Happy Storyversary,...

    Happy Birthday, Fajitas! and Happy Storyversary, spyscribe! :D


    What you really need is a job that pays more than a pittance, and leaves you time to write updates, and comes with a chauffeur so...
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    No. You get either a standard action or a...

    No. You get either a standard action or a full-round action, not both.


    No, I don't think it's reasonable. If the DM allows you to do that, the archer's player will demand to be allowed to use...
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    Why? You know it only raises your blood pressure.

    Why? You know it only raises your blood pressure.
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