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    Character assistance: Pun lines

    WARNING: Thread contains lots of awful puns. For an upcoming oneshot, I want to play a fun character. The character is a magical spear, which is being wielded by a warforged the spear treats as its "mount". The spear only cares about two things: fighting and making puns, as these are a form of...
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    D&D General Campaign Plotting Help

    I really plan on leaning hard into "It's a game". Because I feel it lets me really sidestep a lot of "rules vs verisimilitude" issues. Prime example is loot and buying/selling items. In my normal games, I spend hours going over item charts to decide what to give players, because I watn them to...
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    D&D General Campaign Plotting Help

    @Imaculata @EzekielRaiden I like the ideas. I think magic carrying over into the Real World is super cool (although it's hard to give that info to the PCs outside of news reports etc, which isn't that subtle). On the other hand I am quite cautious about the PCs' RL selves going really...
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    D&D General Campaign Plotting Help

    I need help with the over-arching meta-story of my campaign. The important thing to know is that the campaign is set in a Virtual Reality MMO. The PCs are players logging into the game. "Wait, why bother with that, why not play it as normal?" There are multiple reasons why I decided to do it...
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    D&D 5E PC races that a DM has specifically excluded from their campaign and why

    No, they simply weren't in the PHB1. They were added in the PHB2 along with half-orcs. Also they were in the MM1 as enemies. Or was that a joke? :)
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    D&D 5E PC races that a DM has specifically excluded from their campaign and why

    For my current campaign, I did the following: At game start, all Fey races (aside from elves) were temporarily locked, so were fey-based warlocks and primal classes (like druid). The reason being that in the setting, the Feywild was effectively sealed nearly a millennia ago, but those elves...
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    What RPG would fit this one-shot idea?

    Double post.
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    What RPG would fit this one-shot idea?

    That sounds like an RPG to me. But whatever you want to call it, I don't have the head for writing the mechanics myself. I don't know what works, what's balanced, what numbers to use. So I'm open to anything that does the above.
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    D&D General Adventure help; Escaping the Dreamworld

    Funny story, they've actually sorta dealt with a (normal) hag. While they hated helping her, their back was up against a wall, and her request wasn't entirely awful at the time--they wound up fetching a powerful item for her. That particular hag knows the PCs hate her guts, and wouldn't tempt...
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    What RPG would fit this one-shot idea?

    See my first reply. The fact the PCs are monsters is merely the reflavoring of the system. Fate is a poor choice for this. Creating Advantages to put aspects on the scene/the targets would work great for scares/the overall success. However, PCs generate fate points by having their aspects...
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    What RPG would fit this one-shot idea?

    I mean, it doesn't have to be a system that lets you play monsters. It's more the snowball mechanic of building towards hitting a critical mass. For instance, while I've never played it, I understand the Leverage game system works by players are doing their things for the end goal of making an...
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    What RPG would fit this one-shot idea?

    I had a fun idea for a one-shot but am not sure exactly what system would be best. The base premise is a reverse horror game. All the PCs are ghosts haunting a site, and some living people have come into their place--either moved into a house, urban explorers, a movie crew doing a shoot, etc...
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    D&D General Adventure help; Escaping the Dreamworld

    Needing just a bit of help with an adventure design. The plan is to have the PCs thrown into the Plane of Dreams. The goal for them is to get back to their normal plane, but have they have zero plane shifting magic. So this is very much a "journey to find the out" or "come up with a way to get...
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    D&D General Help Making a Puzzle Room

    This is on Roll20, so I have no idea how I could do that. Especially given how little control it permits players to have over moving or controlling things besides their own token.
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    D&D General Help Making a Puzzle Room

    This is exactly what I had in mind, however I can't imagine this working without a battlemap or fully visual representation of some kind. The puzzle element, of turning the pipes into the correct path, requires a visual aid. Especially given that some squares are curves rather than straight...
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    D&D General Help Making a Puzzle Room

    1) Because multiple combats would take too long. Traversing the room is already going to be long as is. 2) It doesn't fit the story of the room itself. The idea being this is was an underground facility with an Important Magical Device built into the bottom floor. The facility's entrance was...
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    D&D General Help Making a Puzzle Room

    I'm wanting to design a sort of "maze room" that the party has to traverse. But rather than a static maze, they are able to create their own path. The idea is that each square has two blocked sides and two open sides--think of it like a section of pipe. Most sections are a straight pipe and...
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    Specific NPC given quests

    I like it, I like it.
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    Specific NPC given quests

    Anybody?
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    Specific NPC given quests

    Normally when I ask for setting/game help, it doesn't go well, and that's partially my fault. I am looking for a lot of suggestions because often most don't work because of the situation, or a specific kind of answer. What happens is I usually say "that won't work" and then spend time arguing...
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