A whole lotta speculation in that article. The initial premise that Facebook Home will eventually turn into something that will get itself tossed off google play is interesting, but not real yet.
If it does come to pass, it will probably be seen as the natural evolution of an open operating system. How many different flavours of Linux can one download these days?
I assumed you were editorializing. :)
I didn't think to check the Draconomicon. But it basically confirms my original suspicion, that the rules don't support the dragon crushing and then attacking with its tail or bite.
pres man wrote:
Well you can't grapple a foe that is 2 or more sizes larger than you .
Where is this written? It makes sense but I can't find it in the PH, the Rules Compendium or the on-line SRD.
pres man wrote:
and crush only works on foes that are 3 or more sizes smaller than you. I would suggest then to treat it as a swallow. That is the target is considered grappled/pin while the dragon is not.
This is kinda what I was thinking, a big enough creature should be able to handle a pinned opponent and use an extra appendage on others.
pres man wrote:
Now if he maintains the pin on the following rounds, then his options reduce due to now treating it as a normal grapple.
Sorry for seeming obtuse, but why would it be considered a normal grapple on later rounds? What's changed?
I had something come up in a game last night, and I have yet to see a concrete answer anywhere on the boards. Basically, a dragon performed a crush attack which automatically pins the opponent. My question is, if the dragon is pinning the opponent (with its four limbs, presumably) can it attack other opponents with its bite or tail?
Since pinning is a result of a grapple, the grapple rules would seem to apply here. But attacking a different opponent is not a possible action according to the grapple rules (at least not that I can see). It would seem silly that a Gargantuan dragon can grapple a dwarf but would be forbidden by the grapple rules from performing a tail sweep on nearby opponents.
(I'm more than happy to make this a house rule if necessary, but I'd be interested if its ever been addressed in the rules.)
Anyone know of any rules that apply here?
It appears that X-COM: Enemy Unknown (the new version) is being released on iOS this summer:
I had been contemplating getting it for the Xbox, but I think I'll wait it for it for my iPad. (With young kids in the house it's easier to play an "M" game with an iPad). According to the video it'll be a straight-up port, the only modifications will be for the touch interface.
Loved the original, this is gonna be cool. Just hope it isn't restricted to retina-only iPads.
The BBEG wouldn't wait for them to fall asleep. If after a few minutes they don't come in (he has taunted them) either he'd send his mooks in to the room to see what the heck is going on or he'd go in himself. The party should be just getting ready to sleep (removing armor, etc). They will have a choice: fight or run. If they fight, then let the dice fall where they may. If they run, have them chased out of the complex.
How long would you let a thief sit in your living room before you went down to find out what was up or called 911? Would you wait for the thief to fall asleep? Would you even assume that he would go to sleep?
You do realize that Hero Lab only needs the core system and once you have that you can enter ALL the information yourself. It is not to terribly difficult to do if that is what you want to do that is. Just takes time.
Just to clarify, cause I thinking about getting it, are you saying you can add any custom information, including, say, a home brew prestige class into Hero Lab? Thanks.
This likely applies to the church at large, but I think the college of cardinals is about as conservative as it gets. I'd really like someone to name an active cardinal who has a liberal viewpoint on contraception, gay rights, and on women and married people in the priesthood. (I won't even ask for women's choice, 'cause I know that's a non-starter, but that'd be great too.) If there was just one cardinal who held a more progressive view of those topics I'd think there was hope for the church but I'm not holding my breath.
Edit: I'd even consider it a minor victory if it was an "or" not an "and" between each of those. But even there I think we're batting .000.
Black Dougal wrote:
So into the "good" part of Season 5, and part of the evidence against the centauri is weapons residue. I am trying to reconcile all the effort the centauri took to hide their actions against that basic identifier..and I conclude that they din't bother using other race's weapons and had always planned to blame it on the narns.
The Centauri attacks were orchestrated by the Draak. They wanted the Centauri to be found out so that the rest of the Alliance would exact their revenge for them. Any blame on the Narn was an initial smokescreen until the "truth" came out.
Incidentally the best episode of the season. ^^
And, see I found the whole mystical, talking to the dead bit to be completely out of place for B5. It was Gaiman, so it was well written. It i didn't care for the whole Reebo & Zooty bit or the dead come back to life stuff.
It's been a long time since I've watched S5 but I seem to remember thinking "The Long Night of Londo Molari" to be the best episode of the first half is S5.
Ok fair enough. Millennium was a stretch. But the papacy is about 500 years behind having only just apologized for how they treated Galileo. So, next "half-millennium" maybe?
Grey Lensman wrote:
While true, my concern is that helping the poor is not a new idea. It's just a good idea. The papacy is stuck in a medieval mindset which has no hope of changing in the next millennium.
There are modern problems which require modern solutions. It's one of the main reasons I no longer consider myself catholic. (Along with the whole "does god really exist?" thing.)
Unfortunately, as long as old conservative men do the voting, the result is going to be an old conservative pope. You would need to change the demographics of the cardinals before you can change the type of pope you get. But since the pope appoints the cardinals that would require a more liberal pope... which would require a more liberal group of cardinals... Which would require a more liberal pope... Which would require...
I've moved on. I've DMed all the Maure stuff available in a previous campaign and am now in the middle of Age of Worms. After this I'll probably do something centered around Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk and the I've still got Savage Tide and Rise of the Runelords sitting in wait.
Is be curious to see what was all intended but that could be satisfied by a very long post by RJK. But he doesn't seem willing to spill the beans.
So I've used this app in a couple of sessions now, and I really like it. It does everything I need in an initiative app. If I have one criticism it's that it's landscape only. All my PDF material works best in portrait mode on my iPad and having to look at it in landscape is not as easy during a battle. I prefer it to flipping the screen, so I keep it in landscape. I realize that the developers probably think that landscape is a more efficient layout for this app, but if they could figure out a portrait orientation that would work well, I'd consider it a pretty much perfect app.
Thanks for the input. Courtney!, that seemed like a fun encounter. Not sure I have the dramatic chops to pull it off, though. My party is in the middle of Kings of the Rift, having just found the first key. I will basically have one more chance to interject Darl before its too late. But since my guys don't really go for "downtime" much, they are likely to head straight to the Wormcrawl fissure after getting the phylactery.
I've been thinking that maybe Darl is done for this AP though. I've been meaning to run a "looser" campaign after this, one starting with "Mad God's Key" and have the campaign revolve around the developments of that adventure.
Mad Gods Key:
Since the idea is that Vecnan cultits are behind that particular adventure and what was supposed to follow
I thought I'd make Darl the focal point of the next campaign. Not the same party, but it would be the same players so it'd be almost as good.
I just ran the Darl Quethos encounter this last week, and Darl had to plane shift out with the Sunfire twins at the end. (Fun battle, but really bad rolls by me including a failed dispel of a sphere of ultimate destruction sealed his fate.)
Has any one used Darl again before the end of the adventure path? I'd really like to have him re-occur but I'm kinda stuck on ideas of how to do it.
Darl want secrets, but after LoLR there's really nothing left in the AP that would interest him it seems. There's always revenge but that seems a little too obvious as a motivator to have him show up again.
Anyone use him again? How did you do it?
Distant Scholar wrote:
No. I have no phone plan for my iPad. (I can only assume such things would be even easier on Android.) The device is a little less expensive if it's wi-fi only, too.
Not only that, but if you already have a smart phone (I know, not everyone does, but if you do) you can pretty easily tether your phone plan to your wifi tablet. I do it with my iPhone/wifi iPad and I have a friend who tethers his iPod touch/iPad to his Android phone. As long as you discipline yourself not to go nuts and refrain from app or movie downloads, you shouldn't have to worry (generally) about your download cap. Save all the big downloads for when you have a "real" wifi connection.
(This assumes your mobile plan allows tethering.)
Paul Watson wrote:
If you're using goodreader, you can download it to a normal computer and then attach the ipad and transfer across. I must say I haven't had this issue either. So far everything downloads fine to good reader using the procedure Jim says.
You can also set up your computer for sharing (SMB or aftp) on your local network and GoodReader will download directly from your computer over your wi-fi connection. It's pretty straightforward and doesn't require a physical connection to your computer.
I'll certainly have to check it out then. Any specific album you would suggest to start with?
Lavender was from "Misplaced Childhood" so that's as good a place to start as any. I've seen it written that the first four albums (Mispalce Childhood was #3) were heavily Genesis-influenced (the good 70s stuff) but I don't hear it as much.
However, I'd also suggest "Brave", but that was with their "new" singer and they started moving in different directions. More "atmospheric" at times, more pop-oriented at others, but a great album, IMHO.
Haha, there is a lot of love for Marillion here (and in the Prog Community). Admittedly, the only song I can recall of the top of my head is "Lavender". Perhaps I should remedy that.
Well, if Lavender is the only song you know, my suggestion is start with the "Fish-era" (I.e. 80s) Marillion and work forward from there. The Marillion of today is not the same as the Marillion of the 80s (musically speaking - the line up hasn't changed since '89).
I'm not holding my breath. The fan voting counts for 1 out of 600 votes I hear. If the critics don't want them in, they aren't getting in.
BTW, saw them in Montreal last week. Awesome show marred by just atrocious sound. Hope they release a BluRay of the tour so I can hear what it was supposed to sound like.
And I'm jealous of those that got the set list with
Middletown Dreams, probably my favorite song off Power Windows.
Tangible Delusions wrote:
:) The herald of Tharizdun "Shothragot" form the Wizards online adventure "The Essence of Evil". It was a campaign centered around Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil where the party near the end had to deal with the Tarrasque which I had decided was basically the physical manifestation of the pure element of destruction of Tharizdun, like an avatar. The Tarraque appeared as one of the signs of the rise of Thaizdun. It was a fun battle, they made good use of walls of force, and they were prepared with strong enough weapons and wish spells. It was a lot of fun.
In my campaign, I put the Tarrasque in place of the nightmare beast. It was a lot of fun. My players figured out pretty quickly that they weren't going to be able to kill it - after they foolishly woke it up. Just give them a means to trap or banish it.
I used the Tarrasque as the penultimate big bad in my last campaign, so I don't think I'll go there.
Cool. I'll definitely consider it.