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    D&D 5E Line of Effect Question Aura of Purity

    Hey All, Curious about how you rule for these spells. Does an Aura of life spell extend through walls and if not does it re-activate once an unbroken line of sight is restored. A Bard cast Aura of Purity and was concentrating on it and one of his fellow adventurers that was included in the Aura...
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    D&D 5E Musings about weapon damage.

    I have been re-reading the big three MM, PHB, and DMG (something that I honestly never did even when I got all three of these books back in the day). Something struck me - I was kind of wondering with all the changes why the creators did not leverage the rules for weapon damage differently...
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    Modiphius The Klingon Empire Core Rule Book - Glorious!

    Hey All, Just picked up the latest and the greatest from Modiphius the Klingon Empire Core Rulebook. To say it is 'shiny' would be an understatement. For some reason I had it in my head that this was going to be a supplement, instead it is a whole new core rule book. Man is it hefty and...
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    SG-U - I don't remember it being this awesome!

    Hey All, Continuing my trip through my SF TV collection - StarGate Universe. What an excellent show! I really enjoyed re-watching the 1st season especially the last few episodes but man, season 2 picks right up with some of the strongest stories that I have ever seen in SF. What might have...
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    The Prisoner 2009

    Came across a TP with a followup to the Prisoner with Patrick Mcgoohan from sixties although set in the present day. This is the second attempt at continuing the story via this medium that I am aware of. The first was in the eighties and although it had the 'cold war' mentality it was very well...
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    Doctor Who. Ye gods! How did I miss this.

    Found the complete New Who on sale at a local used bookstore (DVD) and have been watching when I have the time. I watched the latest incarnation and found it was entertaining but somehow missing something. I used to watch the Tom Baker era Doctor on PBS every afternoon and loved it. Only...
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    Star Trek Discovery not getting any better I fear.

    Had hopes for the new season of Discovery as I have been a major Trekker since I first watched the original series in the '60s. This is only my opinion so take it with a grain of salt but the show runners have somehow managed to make Star Trek almost unwatchable. Michael continues to add to her...
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    Traveler's Season 3 on Netflix -- Awesome!

    Just binge watched the entire 10 episodes of S3 of Travelers. No spoilers but 2018 continues to provide some of the best shows that I've ever seen Counterparts, Innocent, and now Travelers. I wasn't sure how they could followup on Season 2 but the show-runners have out done themselves. Well...
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    What ten foot hallways really look like.

    Hi All, Just looking at some of the art from Art & Arcana and I saw something that I never really noticed before, the Dave Trampier painting from the 1st Edition PHB includes an excellent drawing of a 10ft hallway. As I recall many of the original TSR modules used 10ft hallways with 10ft...
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    New 5e Magazine - Rolled & Told

    The other day I was browsing at my FLGS Strange Adventures when one of the ever-knowledgeable staff pointed out something new. If you get the chance to pick-up Rolled & Told I highly recommend it. It's kind of a combination comic-book and 5e module. The art is just awesome and the adventure and...
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    Wow. Just began reading Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes -- WOTC is really putting out some awesome books.

    I have to say that I wasn't totally impressed with the various Hardback Adventures that WOTC has put out for 5e, but wow the last three rules supplements they have put out (MTofF, XGtoE, and VGtoM) are excellent! I really enjoy the way these volumes are much more than just player's guides, DM's...
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    Invisibiliy, Grappling, Disadvantage

    I understand that according to the rules there is no disadvantage when shoving or grappling an invisible foe. If your perception is able to overcome their stealth check you know where they are and can employ these actions without penalty. This is just one of the rules that I find I have trouble...
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    D&D 5E Attack rolls vs ability checks for invisible/prone opponents

    Hey All, Been DM'ing 5e since it came out but we only play once a week and my memory isn't what it used to be and I have a question. 1. Attack rolls against a prone creature have advantage and the creatures 'attack rolls' are at disadvantage which is pretty clear, however say the prone...
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    What is up with the maps in A3 Wicked Cauldron

    Just started reading through the lead-up modules to the C&C megadungeons Aufstrag and I have to say that I have never seen more confusing maps than the ones in the Wicked Cauldron. I usually love complex maps as they provide characters with multiple options (as well as their opponents the same)...
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    Leia's Resistance (Star Wars and TFA but not Rogue related)

    Just had a dawning realization: In Star Wars (the first film) Darth Vader ostensibly tortures Leia to learn more about the rebels and the stolen plans. His line about 'it may be some time...her resistance to the mind probe is considerable' takes on a whole new meaning when you find out later...
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    D&D 5E Pushing Opponents

    Just curious if a character is blocking a doorway with an ally directly behind them -- what happens if a opponent uses the push action against the character. Does a) The opponents attempt to push automatically fail since there is no free area behind the character b) If the opponent is successful...
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (no spoilers)

    Just got back from seeing this for the second time. I have to say it is one of those movies that is better on a rewatch. I did enjoy it the first time (My daughter and I went to see a matinee on Friday) but this time I really liked the characters, the story, and I particularly enjoyed the music...
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    D&D 5E polymorph downside?

    I have noticed quite a lot of threads where polymorphing a party member into a t-rex is considered a viable option. Just curious but wouldn't an obvious downside be the int=2. Your character retains their personality but you now have the reasoning ability of a very very stupid beast. No more...
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    D&D 5E How does darkness/blind condition affect movement??

    Hi Just curious if anyone knows the rule for movement while blinded or in darkness (total obscure-ment). I believe it should probably be treated as difficult terrain but I can't find anything in the books. MK
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    D&D 5E Conditions vs Arcane Ward

    Hey all, Ran into this at the game tonite: Wizard (Abjurer) with Arcane Ward is struck by a creature that can paralyze (like a ghoul). The damage from the attack is absorbed by the ward. Does the wizard still have to make the saving throw or be affected. Curious as to whether this is...
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