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  1. Lucas Yew

    Level Up (A5E) End the 5 minute work-day by making all classes work off short rests.

    Instead of embracing the old "fire now and rest to recharge later" paradigm, I'd rather support a "charge up superpowered deeds by taking time while either soaking/avoiding imminent harm or be protected from it" paradigm.
  2. Lucas Yew

    Level Up (A5E) Do Player Characters Have Average Population Stat Distributions?

    I'd treat all STR 20 as equal STR 20's for all creatures with Medium size, regardless of species. That number is just an expression of the total mass and quality of whatever muscle/item/whatnot's fueling the individual's brute strength, at least to me. And for the main topic, I'd say Yes, as...
  3. Lucas Yew

    Level Up (A5E) 3.99 Edition

    First, all skills having definite DCs per task specifics. Like "you need this amount of Climbing bonus to successfully climb a wall made of material X with friction coefficient Y," for example. Secondly, stuff like monsters following the same Feat/HD ratio, specific creature types sharing the...
  4. Lucas Yew

    Level Up (A5E) 3.99 Edition

    When 5E was finalized I wished the bolded parts were kept/returned, but only the latter ones did. Too bad for me, and nowdays I've turned more skeptical in that if even a 1/3 of players actually like the former bolded 2 like I do...
  5. Lucas Yew

    Level Up (A5E) What is the vision of the high level fighter?

    Personally I'd temporarily mix the old Fighter and Rogue class, and let them be the ultimate "best at what anyone else can theoretically do class". A class with d12 HD, proficiency with all armor and weaponry, 4+ skills and tools with Expertise, Str/Con saves gradually expanding to other saves...
  6. Lucas Yew

    Level Up (A5E) [+] What features should a "Advanced 5E" have?

    0) Fully OGL/SRD compatible rules (the full version I fully trust to have gorgeous art and aesthetics). 1) Actual + practical ability(skill) check DC examples per ability(skill). And material HP/AC/Save information to complement interaction with non-creatures to boot. 2) Keep the Timeless Body...
  7. Lucas Yew

    5E Icewind Dale Minis Coming From Wizkids

    That new dragon reeks of awesome.
  8. Lucas Yew

    Voice Acting in Your Tabletop RPGs: How Much/Little?

    As least as possible. My nature is kilometers more of a gamer, way less an actor... :(
  9. Lucas Yew

    5E What official 5E content do you want to see more of?

    While I answered player options and rules, my true answer would be the SRD's expansion.
  10. Lucas Yew

    5E What are you looking for in Psionics (mechanic structure)

    No Verbal, Somatic, and (at least cheap) Material conponents, ever. Making up thematically functional replacements, like Thought, Emotion, glowing veins or weird buzzes from ionized air shenanigans are very acceptable. At least have telekinesis, telepathy, teleportation, and clairsentience...
  11. Lucas Yew

    UA Unearthed Arcana Revisits Psionics

    Sure, for me at least (I would compromise that one relatively easy). :) Edit: Maybe I'm missing something from your context, so further reading it is...
  12. Lucas Yew

    UA Unearthed Arcana Revisits Psionics

    Sincerely very heartening to see others who see VSM on psionics is wrong. And yes, I don't care whether psionics share spell effects, use spell slots, have other components (like for example, PF1's Thought and Emotion, and/or burning ozone smells and glowing skin veins) that can be exploited to...
  13. Lucas Yew

    UA Unearthed Arcana Revisits Psionics

    They still didn't completely remove V/S from psionics... :mad:
  14. Lucas Yew

    General My Favorite Edition of D&D is...

    I was first introduced with 4.Essentials by the books I picked up at Hawaii, although the Starter Set had one of its supposed booklets replaced with a duplicate and I found about it long after I left Honolulu to go home overseas. :( Then switched to PF1 when I learned of the OGL and better...
  15. Lucas Yew

    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    Why am I not surprised... (Hint: Ha$bro) And what kind of user-gamer would resist such a free deal? Like, that OGL is essentially its developers' oath saying they won't ever pull a Lorraine Williams on potential fan works derived from the license, commercial or not, as long as you don't mess...
  16. Lucas Yew

    Chaosium Releases Basic Role Playing SRD

    Prohibiting public domain stuff alone make me feel veeery sceptical about this...
  17. Lucas Yew

    RPG Crowdfunding News: Dragon Stew, BroadSword Monthly, Space Kids RPG, and more

    There is that Spheres of Power/Might getting ported for 5E on KS, too.
  18. Lucas Yew

    3E/3.5 Jonathan Tweet: Third Edition and Per-Day Spells

    By this article I'm finally confident that at least one of the three big names for 3E is a dependable one on roleplaying game design (still pending on the others, but that's another story). Geometric Casters, 5 Minute Work Day, alpha-striking available only for spellcasters, Guy At The Gym...
  19. Lucas Yew

    The Sort of TTRPGs You Want More (and Less) Of

    Rules-complexity wise, something on any point of the spectrum between PF1 and GURPS. The lesser input from potential "tyrant GMs" the better, for me. Legal-freedom-wise, something on any point of the spectrum between OGL and CC-BY-SA. The lesser chance of having unpleasant lawyer meetings from...
  20. Lucas Yew

    General Worlds of Design: A Question of Balance

    Just try to avoid the Angel Summoner & BMX Bandit situation (unless agreed upon Session Zero) and then at least individual sessions should be salvaged from crashing. And no, after growing up with bountiful Wuxia influences despite not being a Chinese, I just flatly refuse to see "martials" as...