And apparently Gygax himself said back in the 1st Edition days that D&D was meant to favor Human Player Characters in the DMG.
Well, thankfully that trend's been done away with in some tables. I still don't agree with "human only" paladins in 2nd edition, for one.
I have nothing to add to this thread, thanks to these two posts.
No. If I were Cthulhu (and as strong as you claim him to be), I would have let out a sound most similar to an insanity-inducing alien laugh and then eat the boat and any idiots on said boat. Bad mornings usually just make me angry, and I can't really go back to bed when I'm ticked off by some moron biting my ankle. This is something I've had to teach my brothers (one older and one younger) the hard way when they don't let me get some sleep.
Prestige classes are slowly being eeked out and they do try to maintain a level of inferiority to base class progression. I'd much rather prefer having cool base classes than get multiclassapolooza.5
I actually miss the good old Prestige Classes of 3.5e, though I doubt I'm the only one.
I love how Ciretose is twisting my words into a cute little strawman. Dislike for broccoli gives a biological reaction stronger than opinions like "I don't like elves" and some such. Also, did I actually do something wrong by allowing gnomes despite really wanting to ban them forever? Answer that question, please. I'd love to hear what's so wrong with me for allowing something for the sake of my friends whom I enjoy playing with, even if they happen to like something I don't. Actually, going by the food examples, you apparently refuse to eat with your friends because one of them is eating broccoli. They're not giving YOU the broccoli, just one friend happens to like it and will gladly let you eat your cheese sandwich in peace, but you're the one going off in a fit of rage about how wrong broccoli is and how they should throw it away or leave the table for their heresy.
You know, because that's totally reasonable and mature behaviour, right? It's totally not something the others at the table might call you out on, right?
Perhaps some players gaming and imagination is so fragile that it can't handle having to work around limits?
Perhaps some players' gaming and imagination is so fragile that it can't handle working without some limits?
These two are equally valid questions. Say what you will, but I find that to be a solid fact instead of an opinion.
I dislike gnomes enough to want to ban them so long as I am DM. I have yet to do so in any campaign I've run. Why? Because my players like gnomes, and denying them that feels selfish and overly arbitrary in my opinion. I can reduce my own fun a bit if it means that the other four are having more fun. Are situations like those non-existent at your table, Ciretose?
I do not disagree. Why would you think I would?
Josh M. wrote:
I prefer your answer to Ciretose's, to be honest.
I don't get people who consider their style of doing things superior to those of others, or the "one true way" of doing things. Just to name an example, the "Core only" crowd looking down at people who don't play like they do. So far as I've seen, that kind of behaviour just makes me want to act like I'm above them, which in turn makes me a smug elitist as well. Another example is the annoying (and sometimes annoyingly vocal) crowd who insists that true art is hopelessly depressing and always dark as Hell's deepest pit.
Wait, have I already said this before? I feel like I have...
I was initially wroth with your decision, to be honest. It felt like needless pandering to a fanbase I've grown to increasingly dislike due to their general attitude towards other genres and other works of fiction. Right now, I don't care enough to make a bigger fuss about it (doesn't mean I agree with the decision) since a given DM can always overlook that specific rule if it makes the game more fun for the players. Considering Golarion canon, even Cthulhu is going to be eaten by Rovagug when the end times come, and he's the only "unbeatable" boss I'd accept as DM or as a player.
Now that we've gotten that topic more or less out of the way, time for a question. What's your opinion on Kthanid?
Let's add the Ponies from My Little Pony into the next Bestiary, and make them all unkillable.
You know, because we might upset the MLP fans if we don't cater to them and their tastes properly.
The people who actually get this joke get a cookie from me. If they don't like cookies, they get a muffin.
That's exactly why we have this thread, isn't it? However...
Note the part highlighted here says "are not healed", not "bypass the protection from death granted by regeneration".
I don't get the unfortunately common phenomenon of shunning honesty in favor of almost cloak-and-dagger levels of secrecy in conversations. Around 80% of all the internet and meatspace drama I get to see among my friends has been caused by people not being honest with each other. Why is it such an undervalued virtue to begin with? I myself would take brutal honesty over false hope any day, even if I would react rather badly to the former at first.
I'm having those in my own campaign world ;D
True, though at least we can still kill Cthulhu and mount his head on a wall thanks to Mythic and such.
Maybe some day the policy will change and we get to see all 1000 masks of Nyarlathotep in a gallery as well.
That's because they do have it all, once they get to a certain level.
pres man wrote:
Neutral? Hah! Evil is the default Human alignment, always has been.
Charisma is NOT the measure of beauty despite Captain K's claim. If it was, then a Balor (Charisma 27) would be the epitome of beauty. Anyway, the real way to find out which princess is the prettier is a bit more complex. What are the cultural standards of beauty in the area? What kind of personalities do the two ladies have? Are there any scandals involving either of them that could have damaged their image? Does either one of them have the Charming trait?
And that is where the paradox begins.
If you do not play the usual "axebeard" dwarf, you're playing a special snowflake.
If you're not playing the usual "Hulk smash" orc, you are playing a special snowflake.