True. With leasing you get a car that also gets regular maintenance, and you can ditch it after a few years and get something else.
I bought my current car. It was exactly what I wanted in a car. Economical, quick and sporty, but practical, with a reputation for reliability. They've stopped making them, so I got it before they were finished. I'm one of those people who buys a car and drives it forever, but not everyone is so sure what they want or like.
Any of the ideas presented would be a ton of fun. Like TheWaskally said, a lot of them could overlap over a long game.
An outdoor environment (jungle, desert, the frozen north, etc.) where survival is difficult without the right skills would add some great color and unique challenges. If there's a lost city or some new frontier to explore, there could be some fun dungeons, too.
Oh, he won’t. He’s been DMing since 1E, has a whole continent worth of homebrew world we wander around in, and is entirely willing to let us take on challenges well beyond our CR. Last time we,Uh, distracted a wizard while our employer snuck into his tower and stole...something. Once the wizard figured out what was going on, he sicked a red-hot Iron Golem on our three 6th level adventurers.
Well, that would be interesting... lol
A long time ago, someone asked about gestalt classes. The Ranger/Wizard was a good choice.
What's not to like? I'd play an elf.
The monk/rogue is also very skillful.
I'd play it as an unarmed scout/spy, using their crazy stealth and invisibility when that gets easy. I'd get wands for that, since it's a class skill. You don't see her coming. You don't see her leave, either. You may be missing some jewelry. Not a lawful act, but stealing from the enemy can be justifiable. Gotta support the cause!
A dwarf cleric/paladin is just as cool.
You use magic to buff your party and confound your foes, or just buff a little and hack them up like a paladin with all the features.
You guys walk in anywhere pre-buffed, you'll mop the floor.
Your GM may get frustrated.
The other players will have lots of skills and skill points with those classes, so you won't need a lot of skills yourself. Focus on things they won't have ranks in like healing.
Let's just go with "flavor." It has a tasty connotation.
The rules and numbers are the rice. It's okay in and of itself, but kinda bland until you top it with a spicy vegetable curry. Now you've got a dish that's worth savoring.
The fun of an interesting character adventuring in an exotic, magical world is what I remember, more than the stats and math.
Members of the design team have asked that we not use the word "fluff" on these forums when describing their product as some of the designers feel it is a term that is wholly dismissive of their work.
Interesting. It seems a catchall for personality, appearance, and all the non-number related stuff that makes a character more than just numbers on a sheet.
Eldric Lightbringer wrote:
I’ve been in PbP for awhile. I’ve been in a lot that haven’t lasted. But through it all, it’s playing in the moment that is fun. If the GM wants to have a scene in discussion then that’s great. It means that even if not picked we get to play the characters for a bit. That’s a win in my book.
I like the idea, too. It would be fun to have all the characters face an encounter together. Maybe there's some kind of attack on the village, and the people need heroes to defend them from the onslaught.
With this many powerful characters all fighting at once, that would be a hoot. Picked or not, at least we get to play a bit and kick some butt.
Mazrak the Forlorn wrote:
You rolled a 20, rather than a 10.
Technically, you should reroll that... :)
Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:
It's an arcane class, only. Arcane Trickster.
That's the only way it's effective. The only thing a divine class could do is heal your allies.
The AT isn't about that. It uses arcane magic to be invisible, and cast wizard spells that do things clerics can't.
And, we're off...
Warming Arctic permafrost releasing large amounts of potent greenhouse gas
The two primary drivers of the "faster than expected" phenomenon are scientific reticence (scientists preferring to err on the conservative side) and corporate/governmental interference in things like IPCC reports to tamp down the worst case scenarios.
There is also a great deal of money spent by the fossil extraction cartels on PR/propaganda to forestall meaningful change and to punish those raising alarms.
The Koch brothers and other oil giants have spent hundreds of millions on climate denial propaganda, funding shady pseudoscience groups who tell you things like "the Earth is actually getting colder," when it isn't, or "climate change is natural, and we're stupid to think we can affect it," when that, too is a lie.
We are already headed towards 2 degrees C. If we did everything possible to stop it right this very second, it would still be too late. Maybe if we'd started 30 years ago, but we didn't.
When all the arctic ice is almost gone, and the permafrost is belching long-sequestered CO2 and methane into an already damaged atmosphere, it will become difficult to breathe. Weather will be so screwed up that seasonal cycles will make the life of plants impossible. These are "feedback loops" that will only intensify.
We're already seeing these effects. Cherry blossoms in December in England. https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/630063/weather-winter-temperatures-uk-war m-blossom-trees
People fleeing Central America, due to the weather. Farmers can't farm. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/30/migrant-caravan-causes-climat e-change-central-america
It will only get worse and worse. We must learn to accept that we, along with 98% of all species on earth are going to go extinct very soon. There is no magic bullet. There is no Planet B.