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  1. ClaytonCross

    5E It's official, WOTC hates Rangers (Tasha's version of Favored Foe is GARBAGE)

    But lets be clear, I played a ranger because I wanted to roleplay a ranger... not because the class is any good. Also, I saw 0 complaints about the Favored foe shown in the previous UA because it is universally clear that rangers could use a little bump and it opened up duel sword builds which...
  2. ClaytonCross

    5E Eldritch spear + spellsniper + distant spell

    Yes. That is the nature of a conversation. There is no need for me to agree or disagree 100%. I don't think something is broken if by its not broken by default. If there is a way to abuse something, the abuse is the problem. I know about the permanent options you listed, I actually think...
  3. ClaytonCross

    5E Eldritch spear + spellsniper + distant spell

    It's a conversation, it doesn't require agreement/disagreement. This is not game of who wins or keeping score. What said was contesting that its broken, and agreeing that its a lot of resources spent for the gain being so situational. So it doesn't matter so much how you calculate it since it...
  4. ClaytonCross

    5E Eldritch spear + spellsniper + distant spell

    I don't think it broken unless your character has permanent flight. 1) The build increases range but it does not remove full cover obstructions for line of fire. It doesn't matter if you have target is 30ft away or 1200ft away, if the target has full cover or you are in full cover you can't...
  5. ClaytonCross

    5E Using shields with two-handed weapons

    - Deleted. Not important. If a moderator can delete the post I would appreciate it.
  6. ClaytonCross

    5E Using shields with two-handed weapons

    If you understand bucklers they do not provide any less defense in melee than a rotella (round shield) or heater (most commonly depicted knight shield like the one used in Zelda). They actual provide about the same melee defense but with better visibility which is why they are preferred for...
  7. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    I tried going through all this but entirely hyperbole and/or how your play it at your table. All of the problems or lack of rules you complained about have optional rules your not using or are controlled / caused by the GMs style of play. Speed is based on enemy selection, number of enemies...
  8. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    This very true if your using average level X fight single boss CR level X+1. Less true if your using 3 boss fights with each being CR X/3. Though the Action economy is a little longer, Damage scales with the party and Monster HP to meat it. If your using lower monsters the increased actin...
  9. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    I think the key point of the Dragons stories that keep getting listed is not if option A or option B is "the right way to run a dragon"... The point is no two dragons need to run the same way. Intelligent creatures can have different motives (#2. Consider team monster’s motivation), different...
  10. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    I like this idea but I don't know how to add it as a simple, clear, and separate idea. It seems like a cleaver combination of #2 Consider team monster’s motivation, #4 Consider Alternative threats to large piles of HP, and #5 Consider the power of friendly Rivalry. While I like it as an example...
  11. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    So I updated the rules with some changes, clarifications, and I added #6 as homebrew systems in part because of the discussion of the moral system for NPCs freaking out being a note but not a functional system in the DMG. I also added it because some of the posts seem to suggest home brew...
  12. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    I think the key here is that doing the same one over and over again creates boring repetition and break immersion. Fighting a dumb, insane, or defensive boss makes since along as your not seeing it with every single intelligent boss fight. (Which I have seen at times). There is also no problem...
  13. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    I believe you. My mind just does not work that way. People sometimes just have different taste. as you said. I get that. My logic is strange to you, and your ability to want less of something your having fun doing is strange to me. I can except that this is a product of who we are even if I can...
  14. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    People do have different tastes. I find it hard to understand why battle length is a problem if its as fun as the rest of the game... but its not a requirement that I do because I can conseed that this is possible. That said, if your not bored of combat and combat is not painful for you then the...
  15. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    You know I actually agree with you there. I understand what Lanefan means and where he is coming from but despite you and me seeming to disagree with just about everything else... I don't consider excepting boredom as a valid option. Sure players will avoid that in the future but its like I said...
  16. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    Well I can't say those aren't all solutions to being bored with fights. However the intent of the thread is D. A. Its D because I don't want my GM who has continued to push through or me as GM to suffer if we can avoid it. B. Its D because we like 5e as a whole, we have tried other systems but...
  17. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    PHB p148 Net. A Large or smaller creature hit by a net is restrained until it is freed. A net has no effect on creatures that are formless, or creatures that are Huge or larger. A creature can use its action to make a DC 10 Strength check, freeing itself or another creature within its reach on a...
  18. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    I start character development as a joint act with my party and GM during character generation. Also, we use emails and posts to a private server for all downtime activities. This means that between sessions we still have "play by post" to a degree. What your calling character development is what...
  19. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    That is very nice list of creative things a GM can do. By all means we are suggesting combat creativity so please do! See suggestion #4 Special actions, Helldritch mentioned this and Ovinomancer expanded on it with an example of how scary closing a door can be for the party (which is both a...
  20. ClaytonCross

    General GM's are you bored of your combat and is it because you made it boring?

    If combat is interesting no one complains about how long it takes because they are having fun. The very fact you are saying combat takes too long implies that its not fun for you and you want it to end. If you don't mind playing D&D your obviously enjoying some part of D&D. If you have ever...
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