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    D&D 5E Keith Baker: Exploring Eberron

    I'm really hoping Exploring Eberron gets released this month as planned. Has Keith said anything else about the release date?
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    D&D 5E Keith Baker: Exploring Eberron

    One thing to remember is that Lyrandar airships are not commonplace. The first airships emerged only eight years ago (990 YK), and their number should be tiny compared to the number of dragonmarked heirs of the House that can pilot them. Staffing for Lyrandar galleons is a much bigger concern...
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    D&D 5E Keith Baker: Exploring Eberron

    Actually, it is mentioned on page 234 of Eberron: Rising from the Last War. There isn't a reliable way for a non-heir to control a ship, at least at low levels. You can control a ship for 1 minute by making a DC 20 Charisma (Persuasion) check, but the only people that can make that...
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    D&D 5E Keith Baker: Exploring Eberron

    One thing I'd like to see in Exploring Eberron (or any other Eberron book that makes it to print) is how the economy of the Dragonmarked Houses interacts with PCs. For example, in The City of Towers, the group is broke and needs money...but they have two dragonmarked PCs in the group. Jode can...
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    D&D 5E [GUIDE] Pacts, Patrons, and Power, a Warlock guide

    Based on typical gold gained by higher level characters, would a strategy of using hex scrolls (1st level, 50 gp each) be a viable strategy to stretch outl available warlock spell slots?
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    What ideas from 13th Age are people using for dnd?

    I'm not sure the original question is quite right for this forum. Instead of porting 13th Age ideas to D&D, the mere fact I'm posting here suggests the reverse - that I'd want to look at D&D ideas to port to 13th Age.
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    Shadowrun 5E - July 11th

    I'd like to get the print copy, but I won't if I have to pay separately for the PDF (I use an iPad for carting around gaming books). Does Catalyst Game Labs participate in Bits and Mortar?
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    D&D 4E [4E Players, mainly] Ever thought of defecting to Pathfinder?

    Since I posted something similar on the WotC boards, I'll give the same reply... While that is true, there were large gaps in the PHB armors. Heavy Armor, for example, went up in base value by +3 when you reached +4 armor. Assuming you got +4 armor on or around 16th level, that's 15 levels...
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    D&D 4E [4E Players, mainly] Ever thought of defecting to Pathfinder?

    I switched to 4E due to burnout on 3E. Pathfinder is cool, and I own the core rulebook...but every time I look at the magic item system I cringe. Spending 6 hours cataloging magic items and preparing a level 20 character sheet for Living Arcanis completely burned me out on the system, which I...
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    Adric Fel - Errors in Character Sheet

    Perhaps instead of saying "the character sheet is wrong", we could just post a corrected version of the character sheet that does match the comic...
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    Defenders that actually defend

    I prefer parties with two defenders. Fighters function well as multi-target defenders, particularly if they have close blast or close burst powers like Dragon Breath, Come And Get It, etc. Shielding swordmages are great single-target defenders, because they defend by reducing damage instead of...
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    Invincible PC's

    Yes, the gloves are cool. I'm surprised he used a bow instead of a heavy thrown weapon, though. A simple +1 javelin has a range of 10, adds his primary stat (STR) to hit and damage, and returns to your hand after being thrown. As mentioned by Victim, Quick Draw works pretty well. It also...
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    Invincible PC's

    More and more, I've moved to the opinion that the best defenses against NAD attacks aren't Fortitude, Reflex, and Will. Resistances and bonuses to saves are the way to go. You see, even if you get your defenses high enough that it takes a 13+ on the d20 to hit you, you will still be hit, and...
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    Which Comes First? The Campaign or the System

    I've tried both ways, and I have to go with system. For example, I really like the setting of In Nomine. But after playing a campaign with the In Nomine rules, I won't touch the setting again unless I have the time and energy to convert the setting to a different system.
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    Dresden Files RPG possibly available at Origins?

    I don't know how excited I am about the RPG system Evil Hat has come up with for the game. However, as long as they have a lot of setting info (with direct input from Jim Butcher, no less) I'll buy the book just so I can adapt it to a different game system.
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    Good Play by Email System

    I know of a play-by-post system with email notification at HeroCentral. It's mostly for HERO system (Champions, etc) games, but can be used for other games as well. I'm running one game and playing in another on HERO Central. Whenever someone posts, I get an email. When I get home in the...
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    Avoiding the passive perception trap.

    Or, you recognize that the player chose to focus on Perception, and reward him for it by letting him find the traps. Just don't give out XP for them (unless the DC is high enough that he will fail with passive Perception). Also, as mentioned above, finding a trap doesn't mean you can disable a...
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    Who Should Acquisitions, Inc Recruit Next?

    I spent some time looking at Omin, but I can't help thinking that he'd be better off as a bard multiclassed into cleric instead of a cleric multiclassed into bard. I'll have to spend a bit more time thinking about possible builds. Now, back to the original subject - Wil's replacement for...
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    Who Should Acquisitions, Inc Recruit Next?

    Moving on to the most famous member of Acquisitions,'s my suggestions for Jim Darkmagic! ====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ====== Jim Darkmagic, level 7 Human, Wizard Arcane Implement Mastery: Wand of Accuracy Background: Auspicious Birth (Auspicious...
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    Who Should Acquisitions, Inc Recruit Next?

    Well, as long as we're talking optimization, it seems that the Acquisition, Inc characters are retooled for each successive adventure. For example, in the latest adventure, Binwin has converted to Battlerager, and is back to using a one-handed weapon and shield. Maybe we can suggest updated...