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  1. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD Hit Dice as an alternate resource?

    They still only regain half their HD on a long rest. The only big change to that is that they can choose to gain that half at the start of the rest (to have HD to spend) or at the end of the rest (after spending them) depending on their HP needs. In terms of health, healing and rests, I don't...
  2. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD Hit Dice as an alternate resource?

    Huh, I've seen that as a homebrew mechanic. Never knew it came from Kobold Press
  3. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD Hit Dice as an alternate resource?

    I solved the "fitting into resting" issue by removing restoring to full hp by long resting and replacing it with rolling hit dice. In theory, this creates a big chance for me to grind people down and drain resources over time, and make Hit Dice THE most valuable resource. In practice, after a...
  4. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    I agree, different discussion. The ideas are related though, parts of the same system and so they pull and push on each other. I never said it was an insult, just noting the usage as it seems to give a certain viewpoint. Understanding the bias we bring to a conversation is hard, but it can...
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    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    I generally don't have to worry about spotlight hogs, but this line of logic often leads to this idea that allowing the high charisma character to "shine" during social encounters is fine, because then the high strength low charisma characters will "shine" during combat.... but that is false. A...
  6. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    I think part of it for me is, "what do I see more often". And the thing I see more often is not players attempting be crafty and persuasive. What I see more often is players shutting down because they don't have good numbers. The person with a -1 Charisma much of the time, unless they are going...
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    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    Using this to bounce off, it is also sometimes the best course for the action described. A big one I use is Charisma (Investigation) and I know people's first thought is "how can that possibly make sense", but it has been the best fit for when the players say "I want to ask around town and...
  8. Chaosmancer

    OGL The OGL -- Just What's Going On?

    Okay, I'm still stupidly far behind on this news, but I'm piecing things together and trying to figure out.... well, the logic here. And I have a thought of maybe something that is threading a needle here. Let's take Grimhollow, a 5e compatible set of books that I own. Revoking the 1.0 OGL...
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    OneDnD One D&D Cleric & Revised Species Playtest Includes Goliath

    Referencing back to the compatibility issue, I have a way to look at this that may help some people. When the "One D&D isn't compatible" discussion on this thread started, someone mentioned Dragonborn and Goliath not being compatible, because they have new abilities. However, this leads me to...
  10. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    Sure, teamwork makes the dream work, but that doesn't mean you always have access to a team to do these things, nor do I really want to encourage having the Charisma character always rolling every single charisma check, and making sure that anyone who might have a social encounter always travels...
  11. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    Right, but isn't it also respecting their choice of a high stat to let it be used when it makes sense? A guy with animal handling as a proficiency and high strength can likely put on an impressive display by lifting a trained horse, respecting those choices is better than telling them that since...
  12. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    It may help to think of it as less "lowering the DC" and more "giving a bonus". Unarmed scrawny man telling you he will kill you, that is harder to take seriously. Unarmed scrawny man CATCHING HIMSELF ON FIRE then EXPLODING A TABLE while telling you he will kill you... that is much easier to...
  13. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    No, but I might increase the DC. It goes from "this is a one-sided beat down" to "she IS as strong as you, is that a good idea to fight her?" Actually, if someone wanted to shoot a bow to barely miss a target as intimidation, I'd be perfectly fine with it being Dex Intimidation. That's a real...
  14. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    Congratulations on a successful insight roll. Do you believe that every human being on the planet would have had the same reaction? What about other mammals? Do you believe rattles evolved for rattlesnakes as a way to tell predators to kill them? Would you try and use that shovel to kill the...
  15. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    "normally requires" seems to be making an assumption I don't agree with. I've already shown two examples of a creature using intimidation that does not require high emotional intelligence or social skills. You keep making this "benefit" claim, but you aren't supporting it or explaining what you...
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    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    This is true, but the problem is that threatening someone with immediate physical violence IS PART of intimidation, and the easiest to think of on the spot. Which is why it feels so weird. Very few players will consider demanding to see the soldier's commander because they have insulted them...
  17. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    Hard disagree. The term we use to refer to the different types of humanoids (there are exceptions, but the VAST number of player species are humanoid) is not a mechanical element of the game. It is much more of a narrative element. Heck, look at your list? Cares about undead? No One D&D...
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    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    The monster famously so scary that the army was brought in to fight it? That could be considered the origin of the idea of the "800-lbs Gorilla in the room"? Yeah, pretty sure he does get what he wants. Doctor Frankenstein was a pathetic man. His creation was uglier than sin, but well-spoken...
  19. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    So, what you are describing is that we must care that elves are Humanoid type Fey Subtype because it is a mechanic, and if the system doesn't build itself to use that mechanic, it will be replaced with what is needed for a better story. Problem, the things you described DON'T have mechanical...
  20. Chaosmancer

    OneDnD One D&D Cleric and Species playtest survey is live.

    But do we really care what the magewright herbalist is looking up in their book? Even if it is a player character, they aren't going care how the patient is categorized, they are going to care about the dosage. How is the Necromancer's scene changed by looking up "Elf" compared to "Creature...
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