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D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: 2E multiclassing in 3E
« on: November 27, 2018, 05:08:20 PM »
Level 10 exp is 45k, so it'd be Level 7 / Level 7.
Mostly linear on up to level 20 = Level 14 / Level 14.

But early game it's  Level 3 = Level 2 / Level 2.
That part would definitely help a standard Theurge,
only to fall even further behind in later levels.

Factotum 19 ability, is pretty much on that schedule,
but getting most of it earlier is clearly better.

Full Caster 14 /// * Divine Mind 14 is kinda interesting.
Lots of * Tier 5s boosted this way, is an easy fix.
Why Not?

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: Exoticist fighter Interpretation question?
« on: November 26, 2018, 05:34:45 PM »
Wizards get a Familiar.
Other classes can get a Familiar via the feat.
Class Feature vs. Feat.
Not the same, even though they have the same result.
w.o.t.c. has any number of abilities that do the same thing, but are named differently; and/or named the same, but do something different.
It's wotc.  It's doing what they do.

You could PHB2 Retrain the 4 exotics into some other 4 exotics.
That would take your 1 retraining slot for that level.

A specific build with 4 exotics feats, could Psychic Reformation the 4 feats into some other 4 feats along with any number of other feats.  If you were inclined to do so, you could Tear Down an entire build, and replace it with an entirely different feat stack.  But that's feats.  Retrains are debatable.  Rebuilding class abilities is much more complicated.

 :clap ... for Raineh

(now that this is the happy happy joy joy thread)


Anyone else noticed our two latest posts got eaten?  :banghead

The same thing happened to me.
I posted on PhaeXY's Warper thread, and couldn't find it the next day.
Reposted essentially the same thing.
That one took.

Eaten posts.
hmm ... the board vampire must be thirsty  :D

edit --- ahh Skyrock's post = the info.

Off Topic Fun / Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« on: November 21, 2018, 04:42:35 PM »
That sucks.
Cars are mean, and necessary.

This "ought" to make it to 250k before anything needs a major overhaul :

edit --- it occurs to me, that smog tests are probably harder to pass, when the smog is so bad, that the cars smog equipment can't handle all that extra smog.  Smog.  It double sucks too.

edit #2 , uh yeah, hope for a Happy Thanksgiving folks.

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: Most under/over CRed monsters?
« on: November 19, 2018, 05:59:25 PM »
Some more here from a couple years back.

Clearly a Kobold Wizard 17 but CR 14, is stronger than any other regular NPC Wizard 17 with CR 17.

CRO/DA is either an Outsider or Dragon with an LA+1 or CR+1 template, on the one side, and an Adept on the other.
So a CR 20 version is Outsider 20 // LA+1 / Adept 19.  Any number of level 20 Tier 4 classes are weaker than this.

Fey with racial hitdice advancement get quite wonky.  You can't control initial conditions that well but lets say:
1 rhd + a 1 cr template = roughly around cr 1 ; then advance it 4 rhd per cr.  CR 8 = 28 rhd = pow.
It's off the random# range on skills and attacks v ac, with slightly more feats than a fighter feats stack build.

Undead version of this has all those yummy resistances and a bunch of Improved Turn Resistance feats,
so it can't be turned by the very surprised Cleric.

Off Topic Fun / Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« on: November 19, 2018, 05:46:17 PM »
Be careful, it is poison.

I run a 99.97% hepa filter while sleeping, so I get it with the bad air.

San Francisco has ranked with the worst 3rd world metros the last few days.

Legends of the Heroes / Re: The Warper
« on: November 19, 2018, 05:33:37 PM »
Your d&d with kids is too cute for words.

+1 for the Warper too.

Den had a discussion about d&d for kids a few years back, with some down thread action.

D&D 5e / Re: Ravnica: Of Parkinson-Loxodons & Spellcaster supremacy.
« on: November 14, 2018, 05:00:37 PM »
RogAT 11 for the take 10 ability.
Just enough room to get to 6th level spell slots,
and room for a pile of dip 1s to get lists.
At level 13, it goes 10 +5+5 and +5 stat = 25
covering everything up to the 6s no with problem.

RogAT 11 / Cleric 1 / Druid 1 / Wizard 1 / Warlock 1 / c.d.orwiz 2 to 6
(not specifically in that order but kinda close)
call it :  The Chameleon

D&D 5e / Re: Ravnica: Of Parkinson-Loxodons & Spellcaster supremacy.
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:26:43 PM »
I'd bet they want have a r.a.i. for just the 3 classes, but wth would be the paragraphs long wording to get rid of all the other classes?

X 4 / Wiz 1 , and have prodigy on arcana, +3 stat +3 +3 = 10 minimum.  So that's all cantrips.
Tome lock gets 3 from any list, does that translate to any list too?

Level 9 goes +4 stat +4 +4 +1 from a guidance = 14 minimum. So that's all 2s (and 1s).

Hardly thinning a bog standard full caster with 2 stat bumps at all.  And all that versatility in return.
Kitty like.

edit --- clearly Wizard prefers the Int skill goodies.

Handbooks / Re: Sohei Handbook
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:44:16 PM »
Vaz did a short Rokugan guide a while back.

Unapproachable East is the FR book most similar to OA.

The Maho-Tsukai prc makes an interesting coda for a Sohei.
Switch over after 5 or 9 or 11, and maybe that part of the build eeks over into Tier 4.
The 2 lists together and delayed, are still not enough to warrant a solid Tier 3.
R.A.I. maho casting is quite the sad way to go, but it is playable.
R.A.W. maho got an "it's OK after all" from PLZ.

Off Topic Fun / Re: The Politics Thread v3
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:15:13 PM »
Yep.  This one in particular.

Off Topic Fun / Re: The Politics Thread v3
« on: November 06, 2018, 04:23:06 PM »
I voted.

I guinea-pigged myself to use the new handicap voting machine ; which the poll workers are fine with, they don't know how to use them otherwise.
Paper in try #1 = error.
Paper in try #2 = error (just so we're straight, I can put paper into slot, even my kitty avatar can do that)
Paper in try #3 = contact election official
Election guy presses button saying :  "Let's try this."  (indicating he's taking a shot in the dark)
Paper in try #4 = good to go
Election guy says :  "I don't know what happened."
So I vote.
I press "Done"
Machine goes into processing ballot mode.
Processing ballot symbol pops up, rotates quarters like a clock.
Processing ballot symbol stays up.
5 minutes go by.
Election guy says :  "It's done this before."
---> indicating that no, someone had actually used it before, and they didn't really need a guinea-pig, but clearly they (all) needed the practice
Machine throws error code, different category from earlier.
Election guy says :  "It should spit the ballot out."
X minutes go by.
---> no good patriotic deed goes unpunished right?
Machine spits out paper.
Machine didn't tabulate vote, at all, it's blank.
Election guy goes :  "Huh?"
---> indicating that something happened they didn't cover in training (not that that could possibly have made a difference)
"I guess you can vote the traditional way."
"Sounds good to me."
I vote.
I get my "I Voted" sticker.
I chat with election guy for a while.
5 minutes go by.
Woman says Hi to me.
I have no recollection who this is.
I identify myself, to speed things along.
She knows someone in common 2 steps removed, from a long long time ago.
Blah blah blah.
Hey Thor, where'd this Valkyrie come from ?!
I had a crush on her when I was 10.

I have a sly smile on my face right now.
---> indicating don't just stand there, bust a move, if you want it, you got it baby

By far the sexiest vote I've ever cast.
I'm distracted, what were you saying ...

Off Topic Fun / Re: The Politics Thread v3
« on: November 05, 2018, 04:41:54 PM »
T minus 25 hours, 'til the results start rolling in.

My US senate is a 15 point margin.  Governor is ~20.  US House is probably 30+, but it's a new ungerrymandered district.  State House + Senate are 30 to 40.  The first place and second place guys are nearly assumed.

The us senate race is the most national related, hence the most accurate polling.  I've looked for at least one race, to vote 3rd party, since I started voting.  This one loses about half of the normal Libertarian votes to Trump (i.e. Paleos are Paleos  :pout regardless of fancying up the language/philosophy) ... so I'm voting for that guy, for the most impact of my vote, knowing full well ahead of time he'll lose.

Should be lots of national action, with the California seats making the final difference in the House.
Popcorn time.

D&D 5e / Re: Unearthed Arcana: Eberron given away free?
« on: November 03, 2018, 02:40:15 PM »
Table of Contents got leaked.

Podcast of the top dudes, says somewhere (idk) buried within, that
the Ranger's BM gets a goodie and Dodge as a default action choice.

Off Topic Fun / Re: The Politics Thread v3
« on: November 03, 2018, 02:33:25 PM »

538 has it :
84% chance Dems retake the House
84% chance Repubs retain the Senate
and a 70% chance Hillary defeats Trump ...

So get out and Vote.

my apologies for starting jocular.

E6's top level doesn't advance, as in there is No Level. 
It doesn't have to be level 6, it could be any level, say randomly determined d12 let's play that then No Levels.

wotc put out a series of class articles about Dead Levels, where there's a level but it's the least of one, so they add a ribbon to it to make it feel more meaningful than 1 level of commoner.

5e distills most of the various level bonuses out of view, and ignores the previous dead levels position for full casters, effectively saying a worse-than-dead-level is now "A Level".

C.O. has either proved or near proved, that top end levels the math breaks down.  People play up there sometimes, but stuff just goes wherever/whichway off track.  They are levels, and they're Meaningless Levels.

If a particular game has enough magic tea party going on, the whole idea of levels becomes of little importance.  It's kinda like all the pages in the dmg that are worthless in a low magic item campaign = thanks for taking my money I like being ripped off with a smile for the "art".  These meaningless levels are somehow quite different from the previous meaningless levels just above.

They could be proxies for people real life Age Levels.  Dude says I'm level 30-something, I can scare level 11 goblins anyday besides halloween.

1e had Level 0 npcs.  Squeezing down all the details of the red shirt lieutenant to a well deserved 0.  Hey I got bit by a bug <player drops> {end scene}.

Military , 1e class level names , and Modrons , might as well use a Number Level, right?  Where the number subs for whachamacallit Fluff you'll fill in later.


Off Topic Fun / Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:46:41 PM »

I'm beginning to think II need to get high on LSD before work.  It can't be any worse.

Your boss, the mean girl, and 1 of the ducks, walk into the front guard booth, and ... < stop me if you've heard this one before >

Off Topic Fun / Re: So a Brazillian prez candidate was stabbed yesterday
« on: October 26, 2018, 04:03:05 PM »

I see your prez assassination attempt , and ...
raise you a coup-sized rolodex of assassination attempts.

what the Hell.

D&D 5e / Re: The Fastest Imposter In the West (PEACH)
« on: October 26, 2018, 03:58:57 PM »
Sure that'll work.  Concept is fine, frontlining is a no.
Won't dominate the party while bringing it all together.

No idea what the class load out should look like.
Priorities :
subtle is sorc 3
actor feat = either sorc or lock 4,
goo is lock 1, lock 2 is disguise at will,
mastermind is rogue 3
sneak on cantrip boost level(s)

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