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3,010 posts (3,034 including aliases). 10 reviews. 3 lists. 1 wishlist. 8 aliases.


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This version of the Witch class seems to be more like the traditional Witch in folklore and literature. Has anyone played a Hedge Witch in their game? How did it play out? Was it weak, overpowered, or somewhere in between? I want to add it to my list of 3PP options for my players but would like some info first. Thanks in advance.


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I liked Incarnum, but it never made it into any of my games. My players had no interest in it, and to be honest it seemed kind of clunky and a problem to use. The Akashic Mysteries take on it really appeal to me, and that's why I asked the question I did. I definitely plan to include the new material in my games.


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I love DSP's products and use them in my games. I'm not trying to start a flame fight or anything, but I'm just not seeing what makes the Vizier a class that can stand alongside others on a equal or near equal footing. Offensively it doesn't seem that great, so what am I missing?


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Just the concept of my actually being able to play and not GM excites me. It's not going to happen, but it's nice to daydream about.


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Mark Hoover wrote:
Y'know what I never understood? Treasure. It's one of the prime reasons for being a murderhobo, but why does ANY monster ever have it? Where do kobolds, bugbears, and fire giants spend all of their treasure? For that matter, when they're not spending it why is it sitting around in chests in their living room?

I'm about to dial back the amount of treasure, both monetary and magic, in my games. They've got tons of gold already and have come to expect magic weapons or stat boosting items every game. I realize I'm largely to blame for this, but they don't appreciate anything else I add to a hoard. They can start using the gold they have to have things made (you can't just buy magic items in "ye old shoppe" in my campaigns). I may actually lose a long time player over this, but if I'm not having any fun it's time to change things.


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I'm the world's worst at buffing. I always forget to do it before a fight.


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Mark Hoover wrote:
345. A bad case of Disco Fever leads to the Harlem Shake and suddenly its a Ballroom Blitz

Suddenly, Mt. Dew sprays from DMCal's face and covers his keyboard.


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My son, around 12 or so, told me he loved me but he didn't know if was love or Stockholm Syndrome.


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I take a creature's movement speed and divide by 5 to get a modifier for a d20 roll. Opposed rolls are then used to resolve chases.


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145. Will stand toe to toe with a lich, dragon, or demi-god in combat but will run like rabbits at the sight of a rust monster.


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Downloaded and skimmed through. This looks like so much fun.


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David M Mallon wrote:
Lesson: never name your NPCs things that are homophonic or easily rhymable with everyday words and phrases.

Or something that can be twisted into something that sounds dirty.


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I love that my son's band released their first indie cd yesterday.


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I thought this was going to be a thread about posting selfies.


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I've always thought the 3.x poison DCs were laughable. I miss Save or Die poisons.


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My love for Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Pellucidar" series of pulp sci-fi from the early 20th century has had me wanting to run a hollow world game for years; decades, even. I could just never get the right ideas to gel. I don't want to use dinosaurs (imo they've been over used) so it finally hit me that this would be the perfect place to drop mutated creatures, aberrations, and magical beasts instead. So one night while just sitting and listening to music it all seemed to fall in place. And for over 20 years I've been monkeying with the place of origin for a race of psionic humans who once conquered most of my homebrew setting. I love it when an plan comes together. I'm not too worried about the science or the magic that makes the hollow world possible. It just "is".


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Ok, so let's say you're standing at sea level and looking at the horizon. It begins about 3 miles away as the Earth's curve becomes noticeable.

So, inside a hollow version of earth, let's say with an interior diameter of approximately 7,000 miles (assuming a 500 mile thick crust on either side), at what distance would the upward curve of the "horizon" begin? Let me just say for the record I'm no damned good with math beyond simple adding and subtraction. I could be bloody well wrong but I imagine the ground looking relatively flat for many, many miles before the upward curve noticeably begins.

The reason I ask is I'm going to be running some adventures in my homebrew that take place in its hollow interior. Think Burroughs' Pellucidar, but with magical beasts and aberrations instead of dinosaurs.

Thanks in advance.


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Haladir wrote:

These days, I build characters specifically for the campaign I'm going to play in (or will run as NPCs in games I'm running.)

I find theorycrafting really boring, to tell the truth. I build my own PCs organically, reacting to the events of the campaign. I rarely plan more than a level or two ahead.

I'm the GM 90% of the time and therefore almost never get to build a PC for myself. But when I do I do much the same as you.


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"Deep Magic" from Kobold Press and "Ultimate Psionics" from Dreamscarred Press.


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Congratulations, guys!


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Fergurg wrote:

In 1990, the metal band Judas Priest were put on trial for murder when two people that were big fans committed suicide after listening to the band's albums. Suicide is a pretty hard method to murder someone you never met, but the accusation was that there were subliminal messages put on the album that pushed them into it.

Now here's the weird part: there were subliminal messages on the album. The phrase "Do it" kept coming up throughout the more depressing songs, which could be seen as nudging toward suicide, but the group was acquitted because while the prosecution did make the case that the messages were there, there was no evidence that the messages were put on the album intentionally; the defense argued successfully that "Do it" could easily have been the result of the sounds coming together, remixed during the recording process, and not really something that could be planned for nor avoided.

Rob Halford said later that if subliminal messaging worked he'd command people to "buy more Priest records".


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watchmanx wrote:
its been really tight here since my wife passed away so i dident get anything this year...

I'm sorry for your loss.


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It's no longer in the family, but the farm where I grew up.


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My magus has a burro named Donkey Hody.


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I love Christmas lights.


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My group is known alternately as The Old Ones or Der Klüsterphüchen.


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Queen Moragan wrote:

I guess the dice manufacturers will no have to include:

> Best if used by dates.
> Expiration dates.
> Tamper Resistant & Freshness seals.
> Dice interaction information.
> Emergency information if taken internally.
> First Aid information if stepped upon.
> Warning list of possible side effects of using bad dice.
> Information on the proper disposal of old/contaminated dice.
> National Dice Information Hotline Number.
> Information on whether dice need to be refrigerated or stored out of direct sunlight.

All of this will need to be included on all dice packages and the dies themselves, perhaps using microdots.

I would definitely feel safer knowing that my dice came with such important information.

Do not taunt Happy Fun Dice.


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O Brother, Where Art Thou?


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It's a Christmas miracle!


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Don't get me wrong, I liked the character in the Rings movies. But I just didn't see a need for him in this trilogy.


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I guess I've just been very lucky, blessed, fortunate what have you. Most of my players and I have been together for nearly 30 years. Sure, there have been times when one or more of them weren't in the group, but that was because of distance, jobs, other real life things. And even now there are a couple who barely get a chance to play, but there's a core of about 4 of us who've steadfastly hung together. Others have come and gone, as well, but we're all still friends and if 'twere possible we'd all game together all the time. All of us.


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Which is just another reason I'm thankful I don't have to put up with new players. My veterans will do just fine.


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Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
Steve Geddes wrote:
I blame that damn butterfly.
Iron Butterfly?

Aw, crap. Now I gotta go listen to it. ALL of it. With headphones.


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I love this movie. It's one of the few on Netflix I've watched more than once.


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Ivan Rûski wrote:
Extended hiatuses to gaming due to real life. Today marks 4 months since my last game.

This. I've gone as much as a year because of real life stuff.


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I've given this some thought (likely more than it deserves) but if I can suspend my disbelief in order to accept beings that use an invisible energy to augment their abilities or do other amazing things I can suspend it for a lightsaber with quillons.


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Sorry if I was unclear. I thought this was about gaming pet peeves. A DM who does this is a pet peeve.


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I'm trying to not be overly excited by it. It looks great and I did get a bit misty eyed when the fanfare kicked in. But I was very excited by the teaser and trailers for "Phantom Menace" and we all know how it and the subsequent movies in the prequels turned out. I want to love the new movie. I just hope I do.


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I have sunk a boat. On purpose. And I've seen a PC tell a frightened child a bedtime story.

But as for me, I've never DM/GM'd for a group higher than 13th level.

I've never played a character beyond 13th level.


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I don't like "anything goes" games. I've quit games run by other people because nothing was a challenge. Nothing. Want a magic sword? Just go buy one for like 50gp because the magic shop owner has a surplus of them. Want to know a new spell? Well, here's a magic device that has every spell ever devised in it. For free. Want to play some really weird race or a monster with levels? No problem!


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I find it neither ridiculous or great. It's just a different light saber.


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My son started with 3.0 at 6 and caught on right away. It's fine to start them off with a simpler system, but don't sell them short. They're often a lot smarter and more savvy than we realize!


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That's where I got it, where they were voted "Fake Number 1 Metal Band". I think they deserve more love than that.


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Bassist Joey DeMaio, bassist for the Heavy Metal band Manowar, was born Joseph Eleuthère Hellmann IV, of the Connecticut Hellmanns. He is the sole heir to the Hellmann’s mayonnaise fortune — thus, his stage name, an affectionate moniker bestowed upon him by his mother’s close friend, Truman Capote, in 1978.


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Usual Suspect wrote:
I'm pretty sure I would have laughed myself to death. That poor kid.

What made it even funnier was during his moment of silence and our floor-rolling laughter his mom had him take the phone into the kitchen and then explained to him what the statement usually refers to. He came back in the living room and sat very quietly, red faced in embarrassment for a few minutes, but to his credit he got back into the game and recovered his composure.


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I have never once in all my 29 years of gaming seen anyone get into a screaming match table pounding, wall hitting, or table flipping. I've seen disagreements and people get a bit heated over something, but stories about the former just boggle my mind.

EDIT: I just remembered a screaming match between some Chinese kids at a local FLGS during a Yu-Gi-Oh game. Cards were flying everywhere.


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I may have already posted this, but I can't recall if I have.

My son was 10 at the time and playing along with the grownups. The game had come to the BBEG fight, and it was nearing a pretty exciting end. At that moment his mom calls and I tell him to keep it short because we're at the climax of the game. He answers and says loudly, "Can't talk, Mom. We're climaxing!". He had no idea what the term is usually used for. There was a moment of silence on his part as we collapsed in hysterics.


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On a serious side, it introduced me to the Egyptian pantheon of gods and helped foster my current interest in all things ancient Middle East. It boosted my already expansive vocabulary, it taught me the value of teamwork and to question what is good and evil. It also made me weird friends who've been with me for 30 years.


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That my friends are weird.


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Hama wrote:

I have gotten lazy. I used to read every rulebook cover to cover, knew almost every monster from monster books, read through every module I ran.

Now I just don't have the willpower to.

I've not gotten especially lazy, but I've developed some problems that interfere with concentration and memory and it's too frustrating to try and read and remember things now. And not things as complicated as Pathfinder; anything, really.

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