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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)

Min/Max 3.x / Re: ZOINKS! How to nail that "Swamp of Death" experience.
« on: October 26, 2018, 03:51:43 PM »
Nanashi ... huh , 1991.

It's always iffy to bring real world physics into d&d
(but most people can't resist on some  level)
so I googled to see if fresh v salt water did anything.

Fresh Water Versus Salt Water
The DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game does not distinguish between creatures that live in freshwater, creatures that live in saltwater, or creatures that can survive in either. Most monsters are completely insensitive to the difference - you can find aboleths in the bottom of Underdark rivers and seas or in the deep ocean trenches. The encounter tables (Stormwrack Appendix) reflect an implicit division of animals and monsters into creatures found in fresh water (nixies) and creatures found in salt water (aquatic elves or sahuagin), but otherwise an aquatic creature is an aquatic creature.
At the DM's discretion, creatures that belong in the other kind of water must make a Constitution check once per hour (DC 10, + 1 per previous check) or take 1d6 points of nonlethal damage. Creatures who take damage from a saltwater or freshwater environment become fatigued and remain so as long as they remain in an environment they aren't suited for.

Besides this doesn't bother the Bog Imp at all.
Where ever it goes it's f-ing up the water, in it's favor.
Quote from: Stagnate
    "Any nonmagical liquids that comes within 60ft of a bog imp immediately stagnate"

River Styx would be immune.

Off Topic Fun / Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« on: October 23, 2018, 04:10:15 PM »
Look on the bright side :  at least she/they didn't include the Ducks in ...

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: What mage items can a Magewright craft?
« on: October 22, 2018, 05:20:50 PM »
Nice details.

For being called a "crafter" its kinda funny (sad) they can't without help at first level .

It's a Commoner + the list + retrain the one class ability multiple times + stuff like what you've posted.

They can help someone else making items, contributing time and/or caster level and/or exp, etc.
They can use any number of the tricks on this guide :
... with a touch more synergy.
They can go to a town or city and have spellcasting services cast the spell, while the Magewright makes the rest of it.

They can make most generic skill booster items, and a few specifics in Bunkos.
With minimal investment they can make various psionic things.

The list itself, DavidWL took a look at back in the summer of '69, lost to incessant wotc board nukes.

Min/Max 3.x / Re: ZOINKS! How to nail that "Swamp of Death" experience.
« on: October 22, 2018, 05:11:49 PM »
step #1 reminds me of the 4e Howling Warrens, slowly escalating to doom.

Off Topic Fun / Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« on: October 21, 2018, 02:29:26 PM »
haa!  :D

Out of curiosity what is different now?
Disclosure: I have not done anything for Halloween in over 15 years, not even receive any trick or treaters.

Yeah, kids have pulled more than enough candy out of moms at grocery checkout lines.

I usually wear something out-there on halloween, for the spirit of the whole thing.
This t-shirt scared people all night (their reaction kinda scared me on total volume).

D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder / Re: Gestalt optimization help please
« on: October 19, 2018, 04:24:15 PM »
copypasta dully noted, and the shadow assassin shadow assassin.

Ok then

Everything cleric casting is charisma based with lost traditions

Draconic + Succubus racial mods
Str + 4 / dex +2/ con +4/ int +6/ wis +4/ cha +18

Was Working on taking advantage of ridiculous charisma awesomeness

May I suggest :
Cleric 20+ on the one side // Succubus 6' / Paladin 2 / Crusader +X on the other.
Both of these are most likely better than the other builds, by themselves.
Together?  Boom.
Your giant pile of houserules, makes most of the complicated stuff unnecessary.

copypasta duly noted, and the shadow assassin shadow assassin.

Off Topic Fun / Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« on: October 19, 2018, 04:09:42 PM »
For what it's worth, I find that my initial contacts with board members tend to come off as abrasive until they realize they can't take what I'm saying all that seriously 80% 81% of the time.

I've been around here for years now, so pretty much everyone knows me well enough to not take much of what I say at face value, but waaaaaaaaaay back when we used the karma system, I had so much negative karma that when people started coming around, I actually preferred that people downvoted my posts if they meant to show appreciation for them.  :p

Fixed that for you  ;)

(as an aside, 'cause I'm an optimist)

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