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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    Wow, you are really centered on me, me, me for some reason, and still keeping up with the insults. I was not the first person to say there were problems, and instead of it being smart that I was adhering to the OP's question and not going beyond it, it became all my fault that I didn't go beyond...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    And you filled in additional facts of the campaign and world that WERE NOT GIVEN US, where I did not, which promptly makes your whole assumption above invalid. Congrats for wasted typing! In other words, I stayed true to the original premise and what it portended, and looked at it through the...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    There are indeed plenty of monsters who are dumb... it's right there in their stat blocks. Optional gunpowder does indeed create problems, but the whole nature of my replies is based on the OP giving gunpowder to players, not the whole world having it, which you immediately turned around as the...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    So, you went with the personal insults instead of reason. Hey, great. I was looking past it. Ad hominem idiocy is ad hominem idiocy. Sure, I was referencing 3e, but the fact is that cost and production issues can be worked past with manpower, and magical tools to help crafters are ubiquitous...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    1) there are some with fire res/immunity. Over the overall numbers, very few. Tons of hp = use more gunpowder or set up a collapse. 2) Who said I was saying it was common?!?! The OP said the PC's are using it, potentially a lot of it. He said nothing about EVERYONE using it? You are inserting...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    Sure, but he was a researcher/chemist, not a shaman. Probably working directly for the Chinese Imperial Household.
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    Outright theft or Fiat Ka-boom are going to be seen as arbitrary, so many of the recommendations here aren't feasible or in any way linked to gunpowder... they are just linked to explosive weapons, which any wizard or cleric potentially qualifies as. Playing on the particular weaknesses of...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    yes, the primary source of saltpeter was the crystals that accumulate under any well-aged pile of excrement. During WWI and II, one of the primary sources of nitrates to make gunpowder were the vast guano reserves under the cliffs of Chile, where billions of seabirds flock to raise their young...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    More like the sapper suddenly finding out his uncivilized savages living in wooden walled settlements at best developed deep-footed stone walls overnight, are tossing alchemical fire down on him, are all resistant to fire, and suddenly his mines have a 50% misfire chance that wasn't there...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    Brewing potions is brewing potions. It has the same relation to alchemy that crafting magic arms and armor does to making the arms and armor in the first place, but making liquids in a holder is NOT exclusive to alchemy. A cook, brewer, and herbalist could all do the same thing, without any use...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    Yeah, but they were making medicine and stuff, not practicing chemistry and making explosives. It's a whole different world of thought and style.
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    The vast majority of monsters are not immune to gunpowder. that's a fact. The vast number by type are also not going to USE gunpowder, unless you're playing a primary-humanoids campaigns. In short, you're now talking about changing the monsters so gunpowder is useless as a fix... Then suddenly...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    As I just quoted, that's herblore, which usually falls under the heal skill, not alchemy, which is a whole higher order of business.
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    No, a shaman's shtick would be herb lore. That's a huge difference from true alchemy, falling under the healer shtick for the most part.
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    You're answering my posts in a vacuum, not in the context to which I'm replying to Nevin. You just changed my reply to his Treants suddenly being able to bat kegs out of the air to a statement that the kegs couldn't be thrown in the first place? The Heck? Substituting fireballs wasn't a...
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    Worlds of Design: Escaping Tolkien

    Now there's a nice summation, and clearly shows the levels of elves Gygax drew from. He just went more with the faerie model then the angel/sidhe model.
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    And loses all their magical gear and gold to DM Fiat. No, no, the PC's won't see it for the asshattery it is, not at all. Especially when they've taken precautions with it and the DM says it happens anyways, pretends to roll a die that can't miss, and so it does. But if they didn't use...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    Or theives guilds captures a mage/soldier, sends in a disguised rogue, sets off a bomb, and BOOM, there goes your spellbook/barracks of troops, no bunker buster needed. Nothing to do with gunpowder, moving along...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    You are once again missing the forest for the trees. A barbaric savage orc tribe won't have alchemists because they are barbaric savages without education, the same way they won't have a chemist or physicist or likely a wizard. I used BARBARIC and SAVAGE for a reason. Alchemy is a civilized...
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    5E Never Give Them Unlimited Black Powder

    Be nice. The PC's won't have that big an arsenal of stuff, and stupid people messing with explosives are not the same as decent level PC's with skill ranks in the stuff taking precautions. The PC's ARE the experts. Such explosions are notable for their rarity and surprising effect when they do...
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