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You FOOLS! This isn't even my final fnord!


P.O.O.P.: Perfect Operational Ordinance Protectors


Occultists can learn spells from 8 different schools of magic, not seven.


The Gods have nothing to do with this.


I shapeshift into a rust monster. Om nom paperclip!


Wait! You forgot the Soiled Cheese!


KahnyaGnorc's attempt to outlaw the sun lead to the fall of the Roman Empire.


Trogdar wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Trogdar wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Trogdar wrote:
I'm more concerned with the idea of a solid idea. How do you make something that's metaphysical physical without loosing all sense of the thing in the first place.
I'm not sure what you're responding to there, but I suspect it's more of that talking past each other again.

Well, evil is objective in this universe right? Demons and devil's are made of the stuff apparently. What is solid idea? How does the idea of evil become a sentient creature. What changes about an idea when it becomes something that is explicitly not an idea anymore?

Is that more clear?

Are they actually made out of evil? They are evil. They are, at least in most cases, born from mortal souls.

But more generally, whether they're actually made of evil or not, evil isn't an just an idea in the setting. There are places, lower planes, that are evil. It's not that the idea of evil becomes a physical thing and somehow changes. We get our poor understanding of evil (your idea) from that real pre-existent thing. Think Platonic ideals.

Alternately, it's not clear to me what "solid" even means in the context of the outer planes. Souls go there and can be directly interacted with - tortured for example. Souls aren't ideas, but they also aren't physical things. In the outer planes though, they seem to have physical existence. Does that mean some other body is built up out of some planar matter around the soul or is the nature of those planes and the creatures there more like souls already?

I don't think it matters what a soul is or isn't (largely because the idea of soul isn't well defined in reality, never mind pen and paper), only that a devil can be summoned to the material plane and demons and devil's don't have a dualistic nature explicitly. Because they don't have a dualistic nature, they must be made of whatever there soul is. Since a demon is more or less his soul and he is explicitly pure evil, it follows that this soul...

This could be resolved with the aligned subatomic particles idea. A devil's being is made up of eviltrons and lawtrons. The way that those particles act at a fundamental level is what makes evil evil and law law.


I wondered where I'd left that!


In an objective alignment world, are there aligned subatomic particles?


Tremble Before Ernie!


I'll just leave this vat of molten butter in the hallway and slowly back away.


KenderKin can never remember why he's here.


Holy Blank, Batman!: Successfully establish a catchphrase for your character.

Renaissance Man/Woman: Reach level 20 by taking 1 level of 20 different classes.

I CAN SEE THE FYOO-CHURR!: Successfully predict a future event with a divination spell but fail to actually affect that event.


lucky7's Super Soldier Serum is actually just Normal Soldier Serum with some cough syrup mixed in.


Good with fingerling potatoes and a tangerine sauce.


Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Tell them to walk it off

Maybe rub some dirt in it.


The secret ingredient that makes Pulg's 5-Alarm Chili so delicious is the 5 alarm clocks that he stirs in just before serving it.


Yes.


Healing & Knowledge (Religion) I understand, but what makes Channel Energy essential?


>8vB

Angry person who needs braces.


Nun Like It Hot


HyperMissingno wrote:
Orfamay Quest wrote:
HyperMissingno wrote:
Patrick C. wrote:
HyperMissingno wrote:
Having evil spells that heal affect your soul causes a soul paradox when used to save a life. Having an evil healing spell that breaks the leg of a child elsewhere turns it into a greyish act when used to save a life.

Not that simple.

If you use a spell that breaks a leg somewhere to save a life while there1s a perfectly good healing spell that doesn't break legs out there means that you are, at minimum, disregarding suffering that you could easily avoid for the sake of... What? Expediency?

I thought the assumption was you only use that spell when you don't have another healing spell to use.
That's not a standard assumption that I've seen. The normal reason people pack infernal healing in my experience is that it gives the most hit points per gold piece. Even if you're a wizard, a "good" wizard would, or should, be willing to shell out 50 gp for an oil of CLW that can be used by anyone.
Nope, a level 2 wand of hex vulnerability with the healing hex gives the most HP per charge!

Wasn't that errated?


Patrick C. wrote:
HyperMissingno wrote:
Having evil spells that heal affect your soul causes a soul paradox when used to save a life. Having an evil healing spell that breaks the leg of a child elsewhere turns it into a greyish act when used to save a life.

Not that simple.

If you use a spell that breaks a leg somewhere to save a life while there1s a perfectly good healing spell that doesn't break legs out there means that you are, at minimum, disregarding suffering that you could easily avoid for the sake of... What? Expediency?

Magi cannot cast Cure Wounds, and not everyone likes to play Clerics.


Ravingdork wrote:
As it should, if you ask me.

Again, fighters get the short end of the stick.


This, of course, just penalizes the low skill-point characters who don't have the skill ranks to invest in bluff.


Nega-Elmo Can Unforgive


In the time it takes KenderKin to think of a word, that's it, it just happened.


The Paladin fell to the bottom of the ocean because wearing full plate isn't very conducive to actually swimming.

The Paladin decided to GM a "Memos & Managers" campaign for his friends.


At the end of the Elder God's three day accounting seminar, I had forgotten what numbers are.


Go Go Dragon Rangers!


In the time it would take to say Pulg's true name, 1,000 cosmos would flare into existence and then dim into everlasting darkness.


I think that 5e's background system handles professions better than having it as a skill.


Vini, Vidi, Vici


Who needs health when you have beef?


Yabba Dabba Don't: The Death of Fred Flintstone


A warlock or cabalist vigilante could just carry a bag of holding in their tattoo chamber.


Wish granted! The rocket-powered fist came first.

I wish that alignment threads are no longer polarizing.


A Wookiee in Love


Detective Chewbacca: Kashyyyk PI


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Hot Enough for Ya?: Kill an enemy that is normally immune to fire damage with an attack or spell that deals fire damage.

Humans are the Real Abomination: Cause an aberration to become shaken using the Intimidate skill.

Just a Commoner After All: Get killed by a house cat.


Suddenly Nuns


1.) Let us begin the Trial of 1000 pitchforks! One... two... three...
2.) Oh my god, doesn't that highway look so sexy?
3.) We're debuting our "Kitchen on Fire" line of desserts tonight. Would you like a sample?

QUESTION ME THESE ANSWERS THREE!

1.) Yeah, that's why they call it "the neverending story."
2.) I'd appreciate that. Thanks!
3.) NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


The Paladin fell for not even trying to redeem the dark salad.

The Paladin and the Warpriest kicked ass together in a most righteous manner.


One doesn't need to hunt when the prey comes to you willingly...


KenderKin greatly regrets investing in goat musk for the same reason that excites GoatToucher.


I'm Hiding In Your Closet is thinking about switching to a different brand of ninja repellant. The kind he's using now clearly doesn't work.


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I imagine that prep varies wildly for Psychics, depending on which Psychic Discipline they follow.

Abomination Psychics likely spend their prep time either trying to suppress their dark half ("Don't be a monster today, don't be a monster today, don't be a monster today...") or else trying to commune with it.

A Dream Psychic likely spends 15 minutes writing in a Dream Journal what they dreamed about last night. Or maybe what their party members dreamed about last night.

Faith Psychics probably pray in a way that is appropriate for their God.

Lore Psychics either read a book or spend 15 minutes exploring their Mind Palace.

Pain Psychics... well, it's probably self-explanatory how they psyche themselves up.

Psychedelic Psychics do the drugs. All the drugs. And maybe keep a few snacks on hand.

Rapport Psychics might spend 15 minutes extolling the virtues of friendship to their party members. Or maybe they spend that time doing nice things for their friends.

Self-Perfection Psychics I could imagine meditating, or doing yoga, or reading a book, or doing anything else to bring them closer to their perfect selves.

Tranquility Psychics just need 15 minutes of peace and quiet you guys, is that so hard!?


The better question is, when are you?


Ernie Earns an Urn II: The Greek Oblique

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