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  1. Hussar

    D&D 5E Rules Question - The interaction between Str (Athletics) checks, movement and actions. Does Swimming take an Action?

    Just had this come up in game and I'm not sure the answer. A character without a swim speed (or a climb speed in the case of climbing) needs to make a Strength (Athletics) check in order to swim and move half the character's speed, presuming difficult swimming conditions. I'm not worried...
  2. Hussar

    D&D General This is why I game.

    Ok, bit of set up. I picked up the old(ish) Owlbear Run module from the WotC site back in the spring when they were giving away all that free stuff to get people gaming. Figured it would be a nice light hearted adventure to toss at my group. The players jumped right into the spirit of the...
  3. Hussar

    D&D 5E As a Player, why do you play in games you haven't bought into?

    Ok, bit of context here. In another thread: Anyone here met any cataclysm wall of the faithless defenders I posted this: to which I got this reply: Which brings me around to the basic question: If you, the player, isn't engaged by the premise of the campaign, why are you still playing in...
  4. Hussar

    D&D 5E Yes, I know what RAW says, but, Effects of allowing Sneak Attack on Monk attacks.

    Like the title says, I know that by RAW, you aren't supposed to allow monk unarmed strikes to work with rogue sneak attacks. OTOH, that seems needlessly fiddly and a huge PITA. Is there any really serious reasons for not allowing it? I can't see any huge problems.
  5. Hussar

    D&D 5E It's Canon - Greyhawk's Sun rises in the South and Sets in the North (or possibly the other way around)

    I am a HUGE fan of the Ghosts of Saltmarsh book. Love it to pieces. All sorts of goodness there. But, one thing that has always bugged me was the Saltmarsh map: I hate that the map is set with North to the left of the map. It's always been a sort of proud nail thing that just annoyed me...
  6. Hussar

    Looking for 2-3 players for a 5e Fantasy Grounds game 7-10 PM Monday Nights

    Time: Mondays 7 pm - 10 pm Eastern Time Needed: Fantasy Grounds and Hamachi for connection Our Webforum: The Games We Play We're looking for 2-3 players for our Fantasy Grounds group. We are starting a new 5e D&D game set in a homebrew world based on the 4e Chaos Scar campaign from 4e...
  7. Hussar

    D&D 5E Anna Meyer has just Put out her Latest Greyhawk Map Update

    Good god this is gorgeous stuff. She's pretty much decided to add all things Greyhawk to the map circa 576 CY. This is just bloody gorgeous. https://www.annabmeyer.com/2020/01/21/flanaess-576-2020/?fbclid=IwAR0UMiknk1ljLlxxK0q2Oo05Vh97a3veYvZwfH1vtc_PTsyxauQIkYTFlRQ
  8. Hussar

    What do you Consider to be a "Unique" Mechanic?

    I was having a discussion the other day about D&D and I mentioned, (as I've mentioned on these boards before) that I thought that 4e and 5e share a lot of mechanics. My conversation partner disagreed and I brought up the notion of short and long rest. The whole two step recovery system, while...
  9. Hussar

    D&D 5E #30 in Books?!?! The PHB is STILL rocking

    That's freaking unbelievable. As I write this, the 5e PHB, a five year old book, is sitting at #30 on Amazon. HOLY CRAP. That's just... stunning. Just to put that in perspective, I didn't check them all, but, I checked many of the top 30 books, and, other than one, (5 Love Langugages), NONE...
  10. Hussar

    D&D 5E With Saltmarsh, how much of GH is now fair game?

    Just got me thinking. Since Saltmarsh related content is of for DmsGuild, how much of Greyhawk is now fair game?
  11. Hussar

    D&D 5E In your Years of Gaming, How many Psionic Characters did you See played

    Just thinking about the Jeremy Crawford quote that basically says the reason they didn't want to go with a new class for psions in 5e is because the previous versions, while they have their fans, just didn't get enough traction. And I can certainly see his point. 1e we saw quite a few psionic...
  12. Hussar

    D&D 5E An Odd Rules Issue with Suggestion

    Well, that was a thing. Had a bit of a conundrum come up in today's session and I was wondering if folks could offer some guidance on a ruling here. So, here's the situation: 1. Two goblins are fleeing the party carrying a valuable sword they have stolen. The goblins are also being pursued...
  13. Hussar

    Cartography - Why the focus on Renaissance?

    I'm an enormous fantasy map dork. I LOVE maps. And, yes, I spend far too much time perusing image searches for fantasy maps. :erm: :D But, one thing that really sticks out in my mind is when people draw urban maps, nearly all of them are Renaissance era architecture. To give an example...
  14. Hussar

    Is there a way to go back to the Black Background?

    Sorry, but, I just can't find it if there is. The new forum is pretty and all, but, I LOATHE reading black text on a white background.
  15. Hussar

    Starting watching Another Life on Netflix - wow, can they hit any more cliches? SPOILERS

    New SF show from Netflix. Another Life. Pretty standard alien invasion fare. But, holy crap, could they have hit any more SF cliche's any harder? I want to like the show, but, good grief, the first three episodes featured EVERY SINGLE stupid cliche from SF. Let's see, we've got the second...
  16. Hussar

    What it's like Reading SF from the 50's

    Just a bit of a tweak to the nose. :D from http://smbc-comics.com/comic/golden-age
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    D&D 5E Ghosts of Saltmarsh Resources

    Figured I'd start a thread here to try to collect as many GoS resources as I could in one place. Here's a little something I whipped up for your players - it's the region around Saltmarsh (I'm using the default Greyhawk setting). Note, it IS oriented North to the top, which might be disturbing...
  18. Hussar

    5e and Amazon - PHB still in the Top 100

    I am gobsmacked. This is just astonishing. It's been almost 5 years now and 5e is STILL in the top 100 of all books on Amazon.com :wow: PHB is #68. What really blows me away is books like SCAG are still in the top 1000. Holy crap that little book made a lot of money for WotC. Even the...
  19. Hussar

    D&D 5E To boxed text or not to boxed text

    Stumbled across this headline: https://comicbook.com/gaming/amp/2019/04/14/dungeons-and-dragons-boxed-text-adventures/ Fierce Debate Breaks Out Over 'Dungeons & Dragons' Boxed Text in Adventures So where do you come down?
  20. Hussar

    What do you call it when...

    Ok, I have a specific question here, but, I thought it might be fun to have a thread devoted to finding obscure terms for stuff. Anyway, my specific question. I came across a term for the following message board behavior, but, I've forgotten what it was and I cannot find it anywhere. What do...