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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    If possible I would like Mindra to use her skirmisher ability to move away from the bandit attacking her as a reaction. She will move just 10' or 15' to stay out of melee, then will take a shot at the leader threatening Butrea. After that she will move and try to disappear again as a bonus...
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    5E What Makes an Orc an Orc?

    None of those describe orcs. Or even a sentient, but savage and evil races. At least of the ones that I am familiar with. But if the only thing that needs to be done is to make them look less human, I guess that could be done. Not sure how that would work for half-orcs though.
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    5E What Makes an Orc an Orc?

    Okay. Honestly wasn't aware of any racial purity or bloodline verbage in the orc write up. Actually just read the entry in the Monster Manual again and still can't find it. But if that is all it takes, great! I don't suppose you could list those words? I assume they would be right out of the...
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    5E What Makes an Orc an Orc?

    So orcs would still be a usually evil and violent race of creatures, but they would just be described differently so that it doesn't mimic descriptions that have been used to demonize real world groups of people? I mean, that would be great, but I would be surprised if that were possible. It's...
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    5E What Makes an Orc an Orc?

    Going to try to stay on topic, but explain my thought process about updating the orc. So what makes an orc and orc, at least in D&D, is that they are savage, evil killers. They are not supposed to be sympathetic characters. Now, say in World of Warcraft, orcs are a noble species with a proud...
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    5E What Makes an Orc an Orc?

    Okay. Wow. That is some incredibly dishonest editing and is not at all what I said. A more complete quote would be "But the thing is, I don't think this is a problem with the description of orcs". I then start the next paragraph saying that the problem is describing real people as being like a...
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    5E What Makes an Orc an Orc?

    I wasn't able to read all 18 pages, but the original quesiton is "What makes an orc an orc?" Well, I happen to have a Monster Manual printed in 1979 (4th edition) and it actually has a lot to say about orcs. We can ignore most of the stat block, Frequency, No. Appearing, and stuff like that...
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    Mindra would move up, hide as a bonus action, and shoot one of the raiders. She can hide even when only lightly obscured by natural phenomena (maybe smoke?), but if she can't find somewhere to hide or something to obscure her she will try to wait until someone is engaged if she can (hopefully...
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    General Problematic issues with TSR era D&D from a modern lens

    While that is an interesting anecdote, it does not match my own experience. I played in the early 80s with a few female players and not one of them questioned the limit on female strength. The fact is men are, on average, stronger than women and it is also a fact that no woman is as strong as...
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    Mindra immediately follows after Theremin to back him up.
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    Mindra takes up a position to cover the area while her friends exit the hut, and is ready to follow whichever way the rest of the group heads. Insight check: 1D20+6 = [5]+6 = 11 I guess I am open for any of the options, the Walls or gates may allow for a quicker win and then bring...
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    5E Hydellor OOC

    Very sorry to hear about your aunt. You have me sincere condolences.
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    Feeling adequately inspired after her breakfast and Theremin's pep-talk, Mindra jumps to her feet at the sound of battle. "I think it is time to repay our hosts for their hospitality." Mindra will poke her head out of the hut and try to get an idea of what the situation is outside. If it looks...
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    Yep. I am all for a long rest. :)
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    "Thank you for your generous offer," Mindra says with a smile. "We would be happy to join you for supper, and a place to rest would be wonderful. Our trip to this place has not been uneventful." Mindra follows Salor to wherever the meal is being served. She will also pull out some of her...
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    "Perhaps it would ease your mind to learn that Essess has won its independence and controls the south. As Helveki controls the north. And while I won't pretend that there isn't still mistrust and resentment between the 3 nations, there is no longer open hostilities. "That is why a group such as...
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    Just wanted to post that I am still keeping up on this thread. For this part Mindra will just be observing. She can weave a decent lie when she needs to, but this seems more a matter of diplomacy, which she will leave to those more suited. So she listens to what the people have to say and looks...
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    "897 is the correct year, but this place is not the place we left just this morning. So, no, we do not know where we are, and we did not come here intentionally. And for that matter I am not from the Empire. Irine broke from the Arideen Empire in 869, although we are still closely aligned. No...
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    "Owyn asked for guarantee of our safety. Do we have it? Also, what is the year? A strange question I know, but these are strange times. We enter a crumbling tower and exit one intact. We head back to the thriving town of Bredon and find no trace of it. Just your few dwellings." Mindra continues...
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    5E Heroes of Hydellor

    "I am Mindra from Irine," Mindra says with a nod.
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