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  1. Wulf Ratbane

    D&D 5E 5e "raw" spell data?

    Tinkering with various caster builds, I quickly recognized I'd like a quick way to categorize spells-- school, class availability, cantrip or not, ritual or not, higher slots or not, type of save/attack roll, damage type, etc. 1) Does anything like this exist yet? If so, where? 2) If not...
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    Trailblazer Character Sheet 1

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    PATRONS of the MONSTROUS ARTS [Official Thread]

    Please use this thread for questions and discussions of the patronage project.
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    [Bad Axe Games] Patrons of the Monstrous Arts-- 3 days to go!

    Bad Axe Games is trying a little something different with the next release for our Trailblazer RPG. For our "monster manual" book, we've decided to put the fate of the art budget directly into the hands of the customers. Through the Kickstarter patronage site, we set out to raise $2000 for our...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Best Books for a DM to own? (3.5e)

    And way better spellcaster multiclassing. :D
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    [Patronage] Patrons of the Monstrous Arts

    The Patrons of the Monstrous Arts project will use a fantasy roleplaying “monster manual” as a test case for patronage funding of the publisher’s art budget: Dedicated fans make an early commitment to the work, specifically by funding the art budget to increase the number and quality of...
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    Patronage Project? For the Monster book?

    I'm intrigued by the patronage concept specifically as a way to raise funds for more artwork. In my own spin on the patronage concept, the project will go whether or not we hit the target budget-- I already have an art budget for Monsters, but we obviously won't be illustrating every single...
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    [SPELLS and MAGIC] Design Discussion

    Design Discussion Spells and Magic Spells Design Goals 1) Identify and fix all “problematic” spells a. Spells which do not allow for any random d20 roll mitigation i. No save, no attack roll, no SR b. Spells that intrude on the class features of other players i. knock vs. rogue ii. find traps...
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    [BAD AXE GAMES] TRAILBLAZER print version now available!

    The journey isn't over. . . It's just beginning. Bad Axe Games peels back the outer layers of the 3.5 rules and reveals the inner workings for all to see. Within this book, you'll find the keys to decoding the d20 rules and gain new insight into the mechanics of your game. Copious design notes...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Any good Homebrew Monk Variants? [3.5e]

    Only insofar as the rules provide details on how to avoid the negative consequences arising from such actions. The rules provide little guidance with respect to "stunting" as the term is generally understood-- that is, doing something crazy in combat to gain an advantage. In other words, given...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Any good Homebrew Monk Variants? [3.5e]

    When were they ever in the window?
  12. Wulf Ratbane

    D&D 3E/3.5 Any good Homebrew Monk Variants? [3.5e]

    We didn't go quite that far but we did, in fact, greatly reduce the utility of skills in combat-- while at the same time giving almost everyone more skill points and making it easier to contribute in interesting ways out-of-combat. No class gets fewer than 4 skill points per level, there are no...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Any good Homebrew Monk Variants? [3.5e]

    That presumes that out-of-combat play is a "serious" part of your game. If out-of-combat play isn't terribly common, terribly difficult, or terribly consequential, then you don't have a serious problem. Success or failure on a skill check, or even a battery of skill checks, is not even close...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Any good Homebrew Monk Variants? [3.5e]

    Correct so far. Due primarily to legacy issues with backstabbing. In other words, the 1e "real world" considerations of backstabbing conflicted with the 3e design goals of backstabbing (rogue as damage dealer). They kept enough of the 1e restrictions that they crippled the 3e advances. Even...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 Any good Homebrew Monk Variants? [3.5e]

    I was probably misled by the fact that rogues have a straight damage dealing ability as their primary class feature.
  16. Wulf Ratbane

    If you had 1 year to plan a weekend of gaming, what would you do?

    Anything D&D related, any edition, across one relatively uninterrupted weekend of gaming. What would you like to run? What would you like to play? Anything unexpected or irregular you think you'd want to prepare for?
  17. Wulf Ratbane

    Really Cool DRAGON optical illusion

    Game Designer Lester Smith posted a link to this optical illusion-- I thought folks here might like to give it a go: Dragon Illusion | Mighty Optical Illusions Just the sort of thing for my gaming bookshelf! From the comments, folks might appreciate this How To...
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    [Feedback] Trailblazer Character Sheet

    (attached) With the mutual understanding that everybody wants a little something different out of their character sheet, I'm posting this looking for usability feedback.
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    [Weekend Design] New Classes?

    I'm going to have some free time over the holiday to do some writing, and Glassjaw kicked me off on an interesting tangent. Let me start with a table that shows some class relationships, with some obvious holes filled in: Arcane Divine Wild Urban Wizard/Sorcerer Cleric/Zealot Druid...
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    D&D 3E/3.5 A list of 3e problems and how they were tackled in PF

    Extreme examples... Go on... Ya think? It wasn't an "autowin button" by anything but the loosest definition. It's highly conditional, not the least of which is the predication that your friends won't help you. Plenty of things that are stone cold deadly if you don't have friends to pull...
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