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3,192 posts (3,216 including aliases). 10 reviews. 3 lists. 1 wishlist. 8 aliases.


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Randarak wrote:

...that yesterday was my birthday? In other news...

Happy birthday!


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Aberzombie wrote:

Tim Curry was the producers' first choice for the role on the Batman animated series. However, after recording four episodes, his take on the Joker was deemed as too scary for children, and thus the part was given to Mark Hamill.

He also auditioned for the role of Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), but was rejected at audition for being too terrifying. The role instead went to Christopher Lloyd.

While I love Mark Hamill's Joker, I'd like to have heard Curry's voice overs.


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Even is Paizo closed its doors tomorrow my group would still play it.


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Refuse to drink a simple glass of water because it might be poisoned but will practically bathe themselves in a filthy public fountain in case it might be magical.


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Attacks a group of strangely dressed strangers on a street in daylight because they "looked evil".


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Kobold Cleaver wrote:

OH! I just remembered:

4. Poison: It actually kills people instead of very rarely kinda annoying them if they're really low-level and rolling pretty bad.

This. So much.


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I have vague memories of drinking sambuca. Vague.


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"Disbelieve illusion! Disbelieve illusion! Aww, hell."


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"Oops."


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Walking into a crowded bar wearing a hooded cloak believing no one will pay attention to them.


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ShallowHammer wrote:
A group of strangely dressed people open a manhole cover, and climb down to explore...

Did this in the 80s on my college campus... strangely dressed? Well, it was the 80s.


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Kajehase wrote:
The first sign of getting a blood transfusion with the wrong blood type in it is "a feeling of impending doom."

Then I want to know who keeps giving me their blood.


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Misroi wrote:
Randarak wrote:
The Hodag (Bestiary 3) is a folkloric animal of the American state of Wisconsin. Its history is focused mainly around the city of Rhinelander in northern Wisconsin, where it was said to have been discovered. It is also mentioned in several Paul Bunyan stories.
The Scooby gang encountered a Hodag in the second season of Scooby-Doo: Mystery, Incorporated.

I keep hearing this is a fun series. I need to watch it.


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My game ended with a cliffhanger before the BBEG fight last night (the player defeated his minions they're going after him next) and I may just have to put a Vishkanya assassin who uses this poison in the next game as a body guard for him.


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All this brings me closer and closer to creating a "Land of Death" in my homebrew. So close..


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I also give players max hitpoints for levels one and two before rolling the rest normally.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I give all classes that receive only 2 Skill Points 4.
I was thinking they could do the same with skill points that they did with Hit Dice, bumping all classes up by 2 (I'd prefer that to upping the bottom level alone).

I've given that some serious thought. I may do it, now. I'm a big fan of skills and using them in game.


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I give all classes that receive only 2 Skill Points 4.


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I've always tried to maintain that they are extremely rare and their appearance is wondrous or disastrous depending on the type. In 30 years of game mastering I've probably thrown less than a dozen dragons at my players.

In another thread someone said they only have one representative dragon of the chromatic and metallic "true" dragons, using drakes and wyverns as more common encounters. I really like this idea, and think I'll adopt it for my homebrew. The 10 classic dragons are near mythical and haven't been seen in centuries. No one knows if they even truly exist anymore or if they do, where they are or what their agendas are.

So how do you treat dragons in your campaigns? Are they common or rare? Do they interact with the lesser races, either benignly or malignantly? What are their agendas, if any? I'd love to hear about them.


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I grew up on a farm and have seen the domestic turkey hens fly short distances and roost in low branches. I've never seen a tom (male) fly, though.


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The only fluff I added to the "standard" Elf description in PF is their eyes change color with the seasons; blue for summer, golden or brown for fall, grey for winter, and green for spring.


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Freehold DM wrote:
I love sex in game.

I don't allow it, except to handwave it and fade to black. The last thing I want to hear is two players in their mid 40s who've collectively had 1 date between them (I'm not kidding) ask me to describe how the hooker is gettin' it on with them.


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My son again - (I only have the one child) - was playing with the adults one night when he was about 9 or 10. Granted, by now he knew about the birds and the bees but not all the terminology. Just as the BBEG fight starts, his mom calls and wants to talk to him. I tell him to hurry because we're at the climax of the game. He takes the phone and says, "Can't talk now. We're climaxing!". Cue dead silence among the players for about 2 seconds before everyone collapses in hysterics. His mom then has to explain to him what he said could mean.


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I at first read that as "flawless fish".

I really need to clean my glasses from time to time...


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DM Under The Bridge wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I treat Centaurs as my equivalent to the Mongol hordes.

I did the same!

It makes them much cooler, and a very serious threat. For you: http://jordanabernethy.deviantart.com/art/Centaur-1-321390595

Awesome pic! Thanks!

I remember the first time the PCs encountered them. They were told to be wary of the bands of "horsemen" on the plains they had to cross. They never suspected they would encounter "horse men". I was pelted with dice and garbage for that little pun.. lol


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I treat Centaurs as my equivalent to the Mongol hordes.


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I began playing Hobgoblins like that back in the 80s and the theme just stayed true all the way to today.


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I made Half Orcs a full race of their own, as Orcs and Humans don't interbreed in my setting. Nor are they green. They are modeled after a Human ancestor, Homo heidelbergensis.


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I use Google Drive, though my players don't seem to get that they can access it, too. No matter how many times I tell them. So I just have to print stuff out and hand it to them the old fashioned way. Or scream at them in a scarcely coherent tone.


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My son was about 6 or so and went as The Grim Reaper one year for Halloween. He was not coached in what to say or how to act, but he "glided" down the hallways of the building where were going door to door and when he'd knock on the door he'd hold up a skull-shaped plastic bucket w/out saying a word. When they put candy in he'd intone "You have been spared", and then glide down to the next door. Before going out he was also concerned over what sort of shoes Death should wear.


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I'm justthisfar from ditching traditional AC and using the CMD in its place with armor as DR. Thisclose, mind you.


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In a long ago 1e game my character was sent to another dimension to help Mum-Ra finally defeat the Thundercats. My character boiled Snarf alive in a large kettle of soup.


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My game has been so laid back the last few years that we probably wouldn't be able to play with most other folks. Most of the time the LONG TIME veteran players still wait until they cast the spell to look up summoned creatures or even wait until it's their turn to look up the spell they want to cast or the power they want to use. Yeah, it's frustrating, but in our case it's not worth the trouble to point out. Now when I'm actually being a player in someone else's game (which almost never happens because I'm always the GM) I do my best to be ready when it's my turn. And I print off several different summoned creatures to keep with my character sheet just in case I need to refer to something.


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Kajehase wrote:
Continuing with near-death scrapes of Swedish kings: After the Battle of Narva, when king Karl XII went to change into something presumably less blood and gunpowder smelling, it was discovered that a bullet had hit him during the battle, but had been stopped by his cravatte.

So that's why Fred from the Scooby Doo cartoons wears one...


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TarkXT wrote:

You see you forgot the #1 rule of every Star Trek ever: The reason you can't solve this problem with a teleporter is because *insert nonsensical sciency stuff here*.

Player: "Well we'll just pop a hole in the cave and beam them out."

GM: "Sure, but as your science officer will tell you the cavern is made out of unstable stewartanium isotope number 43. A mineral that detonates into an atomic explosion when hit with a high energy beam like a phaser."

LOL I could've done that, and nearly did. But they clearly out-witted me and I wasn't going to take it away from them. Besides, we were more in the mood for food at the time, I think.. lol


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Fairness, objectivity, intelligence, and creativity.


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Usual Suspect wrote:
183. Put on a belt that somebody has told them is magical, then immediately check their bust size to make sure nothing changed.

When I first began playing D&D back in the 1e days, my 18 CHA Antipaladin put on a belt that changed him to a woman. My DM, who was a classic male chauvinist pig, thought this would make me angry. I laughed and said, "Cool. Hot evil women always get their way." He was disappointed and changed me back.


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He lived long and prospered. He will be missed.


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He lived long and prospered.


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I get tired of the "This is too powerful this is too weak threads" and the dire warnings of class, spell, feat, ability, etc bloat threads.


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In a 1e game my Antipaladin had a prisoner turned into a daisy and then plucked the petals in a game of "She loves me, she loves me not".


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I used to DM a group called "The Committee for Public Safety".


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If we banned humor there'd be no quotes like "I was bitten by a radioactive Jesus. That's why I'm the cleric."


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If it weren't for the humor on the part of the player/PC I think it would be pretty dull. Humor has its place, as does a more serious tone.


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DM Under The Bridge wrote:
Adventurer thinks about it, and pulls the lever.

They seldom think about it. They just pull the lever.


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Rynjin wrote:
The main gripe about magic items is that your character needs to be decked out like Mr. T to challenge CR appropriate enemies.

This.


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This thread makes me happy. Growing up, Styx was my favorite band.


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Slayer is the way to go, IMO. And the Stygian archetype is mighty cool. If you don't have access to the Advanced Class Guide, you can find all the information here:

Slayer

Archetypes here:

Slayer Archetypes


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The only time I ever saw Styx in concert was this tour. Man, I'm old.


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The seeds of the sandbox tree explode and and can reach speeds of 150 mph over a distance of about 120 feet.

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