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Recent content by Paul Farquhar

  1. Paul Farquhar

    D&D 5E Fizban's Treasury Dragons Ranked By Challenge Rating

    It would be very difficult to demonstrate a copywrite infringement on anything dragon.
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    D&D 5E On fairies and flying

    Environmental obstacles have always been trivial in 5e. Jump, Spider Climb, Wildshape, Misty Step are all readily available at low level. The average adventurer can jump 10 feet completely unaided!
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    D&D 5E Strixhaven Twitter Previews

    Doctor Who says hi.
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    D&D 5E Strixhaven Twitter Previews

    e.g. The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy, 1974. Earthsea is probably a better model for those who want a serious take on Stryxhaven though.
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    D&D 5E On fairies and flying

    The majority of enemies in the Monster Manual have both melee and ranged attacks. Unless your DM's idea of an epic fantasy encounter is a dozen wild goats flying isn't going to make much difference. I have come across players who don't carry a ranged weapon - some min-maxers can't tell the...
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    D&D 5E On fairies and flying

    It is perhaps more interesting to point out the difference between "you have a flying speed equal to your walking speed" and "You have a flying speed of 50 feet". Fairy flight speed is affected by things that change walking speed, such as barbarian fast movement, whist aarakocra's is not.
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    D&D 5E On fairies and flying

    Actually, this tends to come from player feedback. The UA versions tend not to have this restriction. And I think it has more to do with suspension of disbelief. A fairy flapping around on insect wings in full plate just looks dumb. A few points of AC don't make any difference if the thing you...
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    D&D 5E On fairies and flying

    These are all tactics enemies can and do use. Anyone too dumb to come up with ways of countering them isn't worth fighting.
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    D&D General Why are "ugly evil orcs" so unpopular?

    Consider dragons. Long before D&D, in the West, dragons where long considered evil incarnate. Then, as time went on, they became more nuanced. By the 1930s Smaug is still evil, but he has a personality, including a sense of humour. He isn't just evil. Then, by the 1960s/70s we see a number of...
  10. Paul Farquhar

    D&D 5E Fizban's Treasury Dragons Ranked By Challenge Rating

    There is also the woolly blue dragon, for when androids dream of electric sheep.
  11. Paul Farquhar

    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie: Action Packed, Funny as Hell

    True, the castle has been lived in continuously, and hence has been regularly updated. It mostly looks "Victorian" on the inside. I suspect the Wells locations where used for interiors. I'm not familiar with the Irish castle. But if they where filming an indoor feast they would have used a...
  12. Paul Farquhar

    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie: Action Packed, Funny as Hell

    Some of the shots of Alnwick looked like a fair/tourney. Maybe it was originally due to be shot inside rather than outside?
  13. Paul Farquhar

    D&D Movie/TV D&D Movie: Action Packed, Funny as Hell

    Pippin is Bertie Wooster.
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    D&D 5E Preview Witchlight's New Rabbit People

    No, it doesn't, it's clearer. It says "The creature's jump distance". "Jump distance" is, specifically, your strength score (running jump) or half your strength score for a standing jump*. RAW, it has no effect on Rabbit Hop, which has a range, and does not affect your jump distance. *Bestial...
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    D&D 5E Preview Witchlight's New Rabbit People

    Both rules are relevent. Rabbit Hop is a specific rule. The word "jump" used in Bestial Soul is not a keyword. Yes, THEY can. Because they are not a specific special power. Jump spell and Bestial Soul are abilities that specifically modify those jumping rules. Rabbit Hop is not "jumping". It's...
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