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Hopefully with the influx of all this Ravenloft stuff people have made, it will convince Wizards of the Coast that their other settings are loved, and not just the damned Forgotten Realms.
I think they DO know that, but the reality is that publishing multiple campaign worlds ends up as competing with yourself (not the smartest business decision) most of the time. If you are going to use just one world, go with the one that sells the most. If you want to add more, add in ones that are obviously different in theme from the first.
Of course, seeing the first foray outside of FR take off so well might tell them exactly what you are saying. (It helps, in my mind, that Ravenloft IS pretty different in feel from FR, yet close enough you can easily port a module in without too much trouble).
It's magic - it might not just need those dimensions, but in exactly a specific order. Or maybe the portal was designed originally to let something REEEAALLLY tall through, and since no one knows how to research one of their own, they are stuck following the existing design. But most likely rule of cool - it looks more awesome and imposing that way, at least according to the director or special effects crew.
I have some least favorite archetypes, but not so much as far as least favorite classes. Even things with pets and summons tend to earn my ire mostly because the people least prepared to play them insist upon wasting valuable game time by having nothing written down in advance.
And for a little bit of trivia - yes, that is Marty Friedman (former Megadeth lead guitarist) playing guitar in the Bodacious Space Pirates opening theme.
Focus fire has been a part of how my group played D&D as far back as 1st edition, and it's how we play pretty much every game that doesn't take enemies from full to down in one hit - no matter the system. "Dead Men Make No To-Hit Rolls" has long been a maxim.
Yes, yes it does. The opening theme couldn't ship any harder without a kissing scene, and I'm not sure how much harder even that make it.
Finally getting around to watching Bodacious Space Pirates. Its awesome, but I keep having to convince my female friends they would love it. There is practically 0 fan service relative to what the name would imply.
It's an incredible series - one of my wife's favorites. Although the subtext is pretty heavy (never quite becoming actual text). The author denies it, but in the anime it's pretty obvious.
Luckily where I came from they aired them as two entirely different shows. Made it easier to keeps things straight.
Wasn't the game "White Knight Chronicles" based on a similar concept of being chosen by an outsider powering a mecha and then being able to summon it at will? It might be better modeled by a synthythist summoner though.
Power armor options for pet based classes - that might be a place to start.
Although I want a 'Giant Robot Car.' And a slushie.
So the Lion Voltron has become interesting for reasons other than the visuals of the robots?
I was a vehicle Voltron fan - drawn in because the first episode I saw had them destroy the monster of the week without resorting to the blazing sword, then I realized that it had a much more involved plot than the other - at least for what was shown on American TV.
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Just so long as they keep him far away from Hawkman.
Freehold DM wrote:
It's the Hal Jordan fans who surpass them all on the cray-cray part. Death threats against the new writer AND editor beats out most other forms of crazy.
Das Bier wrote:
I used to watch the vehicle version myself - but when people say Voltron, 95% of the time they think of the robot lion version. I preferred the vehicles since it had much more of a plot.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
In her early days Emma was a telepath of dubious morality - Masque's twisted psyche wouldn't be an issue with Emma in the driver's seat. And then she makes him forget ever having met her, solving both the problems of him wanting revenge and her needing to pay anything.
Quark Blast wrote:
I think that part of what made Trek big was when it came out, and what science fiction was at the time. I see the stuff from the 50s and 60s and I think monster films and red menace allegory, with some bright spots where the point of the story was to make the audience ask questions. Trek comes along and the future was bright rather than bleak, a black woman was part of the command staff and an alien was second in command.
I wonder if they are a reference to the Talaria? How popular was Greek mythology in 1939, and the character creators? Namor IS Roman spelled backwards - and the similarities between Greek and Roman myths are such that many people think of them as the exact same thing.
More Sorcerous Origins. WotC seems to have a severe bias against Sorcerers for whatever reason, but right now there are only 2 options (really one when you consider how awful the Wild Magic origin is) compared to Wizards getting goodies for every school.
In the Unearthed Arcana tidbits they have 2 more sorcerous origins. Shadow from the Underdark and Stormborn from the Waterborne downloads. Free, and from WotC itself, so more likely to pass DM muster.
True, but being able to circumvent action economy is one of the most game breaking things in 3x. Make an effective, independent pet as part of an archetype and you have just made all other archetypes a poor second in comparison. There just isn't much of a way around that.
I'd like to see a 5E version of the 4E Warlord. Despite not liking 4E, I thought the Warlord class was a neat idea (and in Pathfinder I played a Cavalier with some 3PP stuff to basically be a similar thing).
Some other 4E classes might make good archetypes, but the Warlord is one I think might be difficult to pull off as one.
Petty Alchemy wrote:
Well, as written you pretty much need a feat to use rapier and dagger or long sword and short sword as a two weapon combatant - using anything other than a light weapon prevents two weapon combat without the feat.
5E DMG wrote:
When you use the attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you're holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to attack with a different light melee weapon that you're holding in the other hand
The funny thing is you can already learn a new tool without losing an old one in the system already (or a new language), it just takes 250 days and 250 gp unless you have some kind of boon to speed things up (like learning from a true master of the craft, an optional reward in the DMG). The PHB doesn't give a method to learn new things for normal proficiencies though, just tools and languages.
Dustin Ashe wrote:
Lost through lack of use.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
With one superweapon and a pile of useless ones that are used instead of the effective one until the plot appropriate point.
Freehold DM wrote:
Let the Whedon rrrrhate go, before we petition for him to direct a UC Gundam series. :P
That's only because the writers get lazy. It's the same principle that turns nanotech into science-fiction magic.
Das Bier wrote:
I am actually a little surprised that NOTHING from Warhammer 40k has made an appearance. Talking about form over function!
When I think of Warhammer 40K Ships are among the very last things that come to mind. I think of really bulky powersuits, space elves, the Kult of Speed, and the fact that there are zero heroes in the entire setting - just a choice between really, really dark gray and black.
Umbral Reaver wrote:
So, by the magic of strength backing it will remain the most effective method of ranged combat outside of a class specifically devoted to it?
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
For the Falcon it's very likely that it is the ship that takes the audience into the Star Wars universe. The Outrider and the Ghost might pull us into their respective arcs, but can't pull us into a whole universe the way the Millennium Falcon did. Mainly because once something has been done, no one else can be first, no matter how hard they try.
The Star Fury from B5 is perhaps the first pure space fighter I ever saw, and the first thing I can recall to actually maneuver like it was in space and not bank and turn like a WWII prop plane.
The WhiteStar from B5 marks when the storyline really starts to pick up pace - so it's largely similar to the Falcon in that it's what it represents to the narrative that makes it stand out - although both are really cool ships in their own right. The Falcon being an update of the classic 'flying saucer' and the fastest thing in space, and the WhiteStar being a jump forward in tech available for the protagonists of the show.
You really call him Pocky?
Too much time on the CBR X-Boards. Although the full fan nickname over there is Poccy-Lips, or more comonly, Poccy for short.
Bentenmaru - Bodacious Space Pirates
White Star - Babylon 5
Starjammer - X-Men
Millennium Falcon - Star Wars
Runabout - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Fortress Class Dropship - Battletech
Star Fury -Babylon 5
Vampire - Wing Commander: Prophecy
X-Wing - Star Wars
Das Bier wrote:
Not having read it, perhaps the name is being used by a grandkid? Or maybe the guys at Hasbro retconned the 4th Ed Realms timejump/cataclysm out of existence?
If you wanted to be petty I'd suggest a bad hostage situation (with an opposite gendered NPC - it's practically a swashbuckler rule in fiction!) and if he picks wrong take away all his panache features, and possibly his BAB with rapiers/whatever the chosen weapon is.
If you wanted to be petty....
It's beginning to look like my group may very well just switch to 5th edition entirely. Our resident groaned is currently behind the screen, and he is pretty much converted. The guy who runs the most is starting to lean in that direction as well - attracted by the simpler math and fighters getting their Mojo back after 3rd and variants.
Grodd can pull off mind control - it's easy to get minions when you can puppet them.
Notice how the Gorilla's lips never move.......much!
"They both reached for the freeze gun..."
Davia D wrote:
That all depends on the player - we had a goblin in our group once, played by the 'I travel with the party but won't be part of it" GM's girlfriend and it was used as an excuse for the worst behaviors. Always answered with "I'm the GOBLIN!!!"
I don't buy it with Goblins, Kender, or Chaotic Neutral characters. Trying to find an excuse to be a jerk is a player issue, not a character one.
From a different universe....
Man of Steel, Woman of Tissue Paper.