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Training an animal to scout for the party, when that animal could potentially set off a trap and die, is grounds for the druid losing their druidic powers.
I think it depends on the animal companion. If you're doing that with with a sneaky cat wearing good armor and properly buffed by the party you're good. If you've lost 7 Fluffies this week and its only Tuesday, the powers that be may want to have a word with how you're exhausting the resources they're sending you. Even an evil druid is going to be against wasting valuable resources.
Veterans sit around and discuss what characters to play so there's a good party composition? That never occurred to me before. I'll make sure I have about three characters to work with.
First make the race to 3, or better yet 5 that will open up the 3-7s and double the adventures you can play at. If you have a choice between a 1-5 and a 3-7 play the 1-5 (you'll thank me when you're stuck in the doldrums at 6) - assuming nothing sounds right up your characters ally of course.
Matthew Pittard wrote:
There were two subspecies of crocodiles there the entire time, we found that out through DNA tests.
The ancient egyptians found it out by the simple expedient of one letting you rub its belly and the other considering you on the menu.
Andrew R wrote:
No but punitive taxation as a way to "get back at the rich" and give that money to others is wrong too.
This does not exist. Its like worrying about an alien invasion. Might be something to consider at some point down the line, but its not here yet.
At the very worst people are going after the rich because thats where the money is. In our current economic system people are not going after the rich at all because the people who write the laws either directly or indirectly ARE the rich and they want to stay that way.
You're parroting a right wing narrative without any remote basis in fact, which is sadly on topic because thats also the main source of vitriol against environmental groups.
I'm hiding in your closet wrote:
@BigNorseWolf: That's all entirely situational, and every combat is different - I've seen no such "tendency" worth noting, and if you've been in situations where such a tendency was noticeable, I'd blame the DM (and whoever designed the adventure, if that was someone other than the DM)
I've seen it with every group, with DMs of various styles, in everything from home brew to 40 levels of organized play.
Round 1 the fighter is moving up to a mook
Round 4 dead boss.
I supported with the pregenerated iconic Paladin - who, at the level at which we were playing, had Vital Strike. She wound up using it quite a bit, and it worked pretty well.
If the paladin is using vital strike quite a bit then you ARE seeing the moving around that I'm talking about.
That would be the 7th level iconic paladin (the only level with vital strike) 2d8+5 is hardly anything to write home about at level 7. The d8 is kid of meaningless when she starts smiting.
RPGs are where grammer comes to die!
Game starts at 7
6:55 people start to trickle in
Folks eat, gossip, get settled in.
7:15 Geek soduku! People finalize how many people they have for which table. The veterans will then decide who's playing what character, trying to balance out levels, tiers, and party composition. The DM desperately tries to sneak in one more reading of he scenario
7:30: people get going. There's a mission briefing that one person will be paying attention to while most players find dice and minis check character sheets, phones,and chronicle sheets to make last minute purchases. You will get a flurry of 5 or six mispronounced names without much clear idea whether drendle drang is a person you're talking to, a place you want to go, or a particularly nasty curse you want to avoid.
You'll have a chance to ask questions, gather information and make knowledge checks to get some idea of what you're in for.
There will be ~ 4 encounters, usually some mooks for one fight, a trap or three, some sort of a skill or social challange, some sort of strong monster thats usually more likely to kill you than the boss, and then a solo or near solo boss fight. These will inevitably involve some "i'm over here he's over there what are you doing how are you searching how does that rule work" while trying to keep the game moving.
The encounters will test adventuring basics. Can you attack at both melee and ranged. Can you deal with swarms and other unusual creature types. Can you deal with damage reduction and incoporeal critters.
10:30 the boss fight starts! Hurrry!
11:05 The dm hurridly signs chronicle sheets and hands them out with a "go ahead fill them out"
Grab stuff get out the door hang out in the parking lot for a bit to come back to reality then head home.
Asking for evidence from a computer is an exercise in intellectual laziness. Google stuff.
You do realize that google is not actually a miniature giant space hamster right?
It is despicably disingenuous to argue that someone not finding convincing evidence for your position is intellectually lazy. It completely ignores the very real possibility that your position is lacking in evidence, or even *gasp* FALSE!
Chris Lambertz wrote:
Chew on some red peppers. Clear that out fast.
That and do the thing you do on the airplane where you hold your nose and blow. had 3 expensive trips to the ear doctor before they showed me that, cut my visits in half afterwards.
if you keep reading you see
Magically strengthened obsidian does not
But if you keep reading after you keep reading...
With a few exceptions (such as stoneplate, see page 14), armor cannot
Stone plate is half again as heavy as plate armor.
If you want to get hyper technical about obsidian not being stone so its lighter, then "Obsidian weapons cost half as much as base items of their type, and weigh 75% of what base items of their type do." It doesn't specify any changes for the armor.
So i don't see obsidian as a way of lightening the load. Obsidian can only be made into armor that you can make out of stone, which is ONLY stoneplate. The only effect making the plate out of obsidian would be the cool black tactical look and explain the armor spikes.
A medium saddle SHOULD way half of a large one but I don't think its spelled out on the chart as being such an item.
1 These items weigh one-quarter this amount when made for Small characters. Containers for Small characters also carry one-quarter the normal amount.
The saddle lacks the 1 notation.
35 pound halfling
I was going to suggest a darkleaf saddle then i realized that at the exorbitant prices for non armors you could buy enough wands of ant haul for a whole colony.
Vlad Koroboff wrote:
They were killing each other there, to the point of genocide. When your own countrymen are slaughtering you THAT is a good reason to leave. Where is the similar justification for Crimea splitting off? The national Ukrainian government didn't even DO anything- they vetoed the bill the Crimeans didn't like, and it wasn't remotely the same as killing people even if it HAD passed.
Vlad Koroboff wrote:
I did say "effectively"
Which they also explicitly can't do.
Splitting off from your country is suspect enough without doing so under the barrel of a gun of an invading neighbor.
1) Are you saying that Svoboda is not a fascist party? Nor the Right Sector? And that these anti-Semitic, Nazi-collaborator-worshipping scum weren't the vanguard of the Maidan Square movement and now don't have a frighteningly large number of positions in the new government?
I'm saying that I don't buy the fallacy of composition. Its not like there weren't far right elements in the old government that got tossed out either.
2) It seems weird to Americans, but Eastern Europeaners have been duking it over language rights since at least the Czechs in 1848, probably a lot longer. I also know that law was vetoed by whatever his name is, Yats. But it was inteneded as an attack on the national rights of non-Ukrainians and it was perceived as an attack on the national rights of non-Ukrainians.
Isn't the Crimean peninsula effectively its own government anyway?
I wouldn't be all that opposed to crimea splitting off , but 60% of the population can't squash the rights of the other 40% by putting them under Russian rule where you have no rights.
3) But he and they did. Americans have laid siege to countries for decades on such flimsy bullshiznit 's all I'm saying.
Right, but if you accepted the horsefeathers as true then at least it was a reason to invade.
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
Russia's case for Crimea: Far-right Ukrainian nationalists overthrow elected government (true)
How exactly does "lets go back to the old constitution where the president had actual limits" qualify as far right?
The president was unanimously voted out of office by the legislative body, who were the same legislators that the people elected.
threaten national rights of non-Ukrainian speakers (true)
You're going to invade over what language they write the laws in?
former Head Ukrainian plutocrat and Russian-speakers in Crimea request intervention (seems to be true)
Which he explicitly cannot do.
China, Russia, and other unpopular countries have repeatedly compared American action abroad as violation of international law. Not my opinion, but theirs. This is not to say I support their spin, but they are two of the big 5.
Oh it definitely was. When we invade though we just want to put in an army base and get our corporations a piece of the action. Russia is going for a land grab, big difference.
Vlad Koroboff wrote:
In kosovo they were killing each other en mass. Crimea and the ukraine were....?
If the treaty wasn't ratified, then what says the ukraine can't have nukes?
Liam Warner wrote:
Hmmm which would be a worse thing from the perspective of a heterosexual guy happy that way being turned into a girl and finding it all wrong or being turned into a girl and knowing that it should feel wrong when in fact it just feels . . . right?
Especially if orientation is part of the package.
In the wheel of time one of the forsaken (ancient evil bad guys) gets brought back to life into the body of a woman. Their mind says "oooo women!" and their brain says "oooo men" so they just wind up going with both.
Ultimate spiderwoman has a something similar set up, since they're peter parkers mind in a genderswapped clone.
I don't think most people realize just how weird and hardwired sexual attraction is.
That doesn't explain the rules guy saying that multi attack does something for the multiple primary attacking set.
They need some way to overcome the move or damage dichotomy.
Fights tend to be mobile, the fighter moves from one target to the next, people go leaping about the battlefield, the melee leap over perilous obstacles :its exciting, tactical and cinematic.... its also cutting the fighters damage in half. The best a fighter can hope for, what they have to strive for, is a fight where they plant their feet on the ground and keep swinging every round. Thats why the bow gets such a reputation as an encounter ender: its doing what the fighter is SUPPOSED to do. A pitifull extra 2d6 from vital strike isn't doing that.
THIS is whats not raw.
The readied action is when attacked, movement is over. You can't re-continue movement.
Charge is not movement and an attack. It is a charge.
Your way of doing it makes the game completely unplayable. You wind up with immortal tap dancing kobolds that can't be killed by a barbarian under 6th level because they just ready an action to stab and step away as they're swung at.
Gronk the first level barbarian is coming after a kobold. The kobold wins initiative. The kobold holds an action to wait for Gronks attack, at which point the kobold will stab gronk with his dagger and 5 foot step away.
You can take a 5-foot step as part of your readied action, but only if you don't otherwise move any distance during the round.
Gronk advances 25 feet and attempts to swing. The kobold stabs gronk with his dagger and steps back 5 feet.
What you're saying is that Gronks turn is over. He has both moved and attacked. Furthermore the kobold can KEEP doing this, because his initiative score stays above gronks.
If gronk holds his action, The Kobolds actions are triggered on gronks ATTACK. Not gronk's presence in the square next to him. So what happens there is gronk moves up to the kobold and holds. The kobold holds.Gronk isn't attacking so the Kobolds attack/step actions don't happen so gronk doesn't attack. Gronk holds. The pair share a LONG few moments of awkward silence gazing into each others eyes. The party bard starts playing "Caaan you feel the love tonight" in the backrgound. When the rules interpretation winds up at an elton john number you know someone screwed up....
There's nothing to keep you from setting your gnome to "skinny twig" despite their strength score.
I think min maxing your height/weight and possibly gender to shave off a few pounds is officially scraping the bottom of the barrel but it may need to be done!
Vod Canockers wrote:
The results flipped between children and adults.
(Larger SG correlated with more feminine personality in adults but less feminine personality in children.)
This part didn't seem to follow. They're claiming nurture is responsible for the change in morphology, but I don't see how they're eliminating puberty as a possibility.
Individuals’ gender traits—their preference for masculine or feminine clothes, ... must be molded—at least to some degree—by the sum of their experiences as a boy or girl.
If what they're saying is true then boys should be girlier than girls but that's not the case. Perhaps there's something next to the SG thats causing it...
Vlad Koroboff wrote:
No. No it is not.
You can argue against it. You can make the sounds and write the words "no" but there is no genuine debate that Russia grossly violated the treaty.
Vlad Koroboff wrote:
Which they have every right to do, since russia violated the agreement where they gave up their nukes in the first place.
The flying insects have higher weight capacities for being quadrupeds (well, hexapeds) but unless you go human and use eye for talent to bump their int up to 3 they don't have enough tricks to be a combat trained mount, and taking a non combat trained mount into combat is always a bad idea.
Ant haul and a pearl of power seem to be your best bet.
I can see why. I can't shake that view out of the raw no matter how hard I try. Fairness doesn't seem to enter into it, since the creatures with more attacks are already better than the ones getting by on just one.
I'm not seeing the limitation on three or fewer primary attacks there. Even the velociraptor with 5 attacks technically doesn't have any secondary attacks, so it gets an extra attack (not that it NEEDS it)
Your typical horse would have combat training, and thus not have any secondary attacks either, So they would have hoof hoof (hoof -5)
How about when you include canada, our 51st state?