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  1. Andor

    Pathfinder 2: How Do Conditions Work?

    Sure. How many of those require the PC to increment/decrement them by the round or action?
  2. Andor

    [PF2] Legendary or Magical

    In every edition of D&D a rogue can jump off of a tower of (HD-1)10' tall with a pretty good chance of walking away to heal his bruises. 20th level Rogue jumping off a 100' tower? No trouble at all. Is that less realistic than the fact that you can stab someone with a spork hard enough to do as...
  3. Andor

    Pathfinder 2: How Do Conditions Work?

    So they've decided to go with "Book keeping nightmare: The RPG"?
  4. Andor

    RPG Evolution: Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?

    I fully endorse your plan to use this logic to demand a seat at the Draconic council. Also can you hold this bag of unpopped corn when you do so?
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    RPG Evolution: Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?

    The country East of China is Japan. Or, from the Chinese perspective "The land of the rising sun." Which the Japanese thought was cool enough that they still call themselves that, as well as it being the origin of their flag.
  6. Andor

    RPG Evolution: Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?

    "Kind" is a good one. Humankind, elvenkind, dwarfkind. It strikes the ear properly, and doesn't have any baggage tied to it that I can think of (although I'm probably wrong.) In D&D a social construct is a warforged bard.
  7. Andor

    RPG Evolution: Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?

    IIRC about 3 or 4 people in this thread have self-identified as people of colour. I have no idea, of course, how many have not.
  8. Andor

    RPG Evolution: Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?

    No. There is no rule in D&D that mandates what races call each other. Elves and Dwarves can go right on calling each other stench-beards and daisy-fondlers, while Dragons don't care what you call them as long as they are properly seasoned. We are discussing the terminology used in a rule book...
  9. Andor

    RPG Evolution: Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?

    In Tolkien orcs are corrupted elves. Morgoth had the power to corrupt, but not create. (Don't ask me what he bred Trolls and Dragons from though.) It's also worth noting that all the half-orcs we see in the books are the work of (and servants of) Saruman, so magic may well be involved in their...
  10. Andor

    RPG Evolution: Do We Still Need "Race" in D&D?

    Wow. This slid downhill, although I suppose it was doomed to. Here is my 2¢. Race is a lousy term. There is no better term. Race in D&D sometimes means ethnicity, sometimes it means species, sometimes it means culture, sometimes it refers to supernatural qualities. It doesn't always mean...
  11. Andor

    Worlds of Design: How Would You Design For Spelljammer?

    Well, I think that's the disconnect. A spelljamming helm is basically a minor artifact. A spelljamming ship is a complex, expensive system somewhere between a caravel and a battleship wrapped around that artifact, and filled with dozens of crewmen including spell casters (or possibly Beholders.)...
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    Worlds of Design: How Would You Design For Spelljammer?

    I disagree. You want mechanics and story to support each other. If you want free wheeling, swashbuckling action then the baseline 3e system which demands fighters must turtle or lose most of their damage is a lousy system. If you grim 'n gritty low fantasy adventures then pretty much any leveled...
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    Worlds of Design: How Would You Design For Spelljammer?

    All of the in-world issues can be easily addressed by making all Spelljammers enter or leave through a single point, fluffed however you wish. While in the atmosphere there is no need for them to be any faster than other readily available means of flight making everything a wash. As others...
  14. Andor

    When the Waker Dreams...

    Well there are several approaches to take, and they are not mutually exclusive. 1st. Can they exercise any control over the dream space? Perhaps some will/concentration rolls to represent deep prayer will allow them to locally alter the dream to dream of Dawn and recover their spells. Perhaps...
  15. Andor

    Starfinder Starfinder Silliness

    An inverse Dalek rule? Are you saying Daleks are ninjas?
  16. Andor

    Pathfinder 1E Jousting in Oppara

    Looks like a blast. The thoughts that occur to me: Why do they want rings? At the hairpin turn I would make it (if running) a ride check or horse falls prone. Horses do not corner well at high speed. The length of the course is sufficient that no matter the skill checks any real differences in...
  17. Andor

    Pathfinder 1E Balancing Iterative Attacks Against an Alternative

    Starfinder has higher HP total due to a split system, with correspondingly higher damage totals. It parallels 5e, except that in 5e the escalating HP/Damage numbers replace the inflating Attack/AC numbers. Starfinder uses both and I'm not sure that's wise, but it's not like I've got a lot of...
  18. Andor

    Starfinder Mecha Rules for Starfinder?

    While the Starship building rules are a sensible format for mecha construction rules (also look at the classic battletech), my intuition is that the vehicle rules are probably the right section of the rules to run them under. Although really it depends on what sort of mechs we're talking...
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    Starfinder Starfinder rockets to the top on Amazon!

    One thing that struck me about the expansion bays is that they seem to be poorly thought out. By which I mean the sizing is somewhat inconsistent and that large ships don't have nearly enough of them. For example a single bay defaults to a cargo bay which can hold about 25 tons with no single...
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    Starfinder Starfinder rockets to the top on Amazon!

    What would you even have to do? Rejigger the item list, refluff the mechanic as an Eberron style arificer and you're good to go.
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