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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I constantly park over the line at my townhome. But I think I can be forgiven because I own both of the spaces, only have one car, and I’m doing it to leave my neighbors on each side a little extra room in their spots nearest me....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    You say that like it’s a bad thing....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    The Cleric blog looked great. I love the idea of Spell Points, even if I do think they could be named better. I like that spell DCs go by character level instead of spell level. I like that the number of spells of each level is being cut down. I love that classes give +2 in their primary ability. I’m also really liking the way deities are shaping up, giving access to your choice from number of Channel abilities, either Heal or Harm (or a choice between the two), and Anathema. Speaking of which that’s another unpopular D&D opinion of mine - behavior restrictions on Divine classes are cool...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    I’m glad I could help!...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Hey, girl, I feel you. That’s a problem most transfeminine people grapple with. We may not be able to fix it for each other, but at least we can empathize and support each other....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Although the name extracts is going away, I think their utility will be picked up by other alchemical items like elixirs and tools
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Not as a class in the core book. The core book will have the 3.5 classes (barbarian, bard, cleric, druid, fighter, monk, paladin, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, wizard), plus Alchemist. Other classes will probably return in later books....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Are there 'Secondborn'?
    Huh... Secondborn is a very strange name for the children of the firstborn. Usually “[number]born” refers to the birth order of siblings. Obviously this isn’t the case with the Firstborn since only one can have truly been born before the others. Even so, I always took the term Firstborn to mean that these WoD spirits were the first of Urfarah’s litters, with the uratha being the second. The children of the Firstborn would be... like... the nieces and nephews of the uratha. I guess secondborn sound more impressive as a moniker, but... Just seems weird to me.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    Never been a fan of the God of War games, but the new one’s good.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    That’s class-based design for you though. Either Alchemy is good enough on its own that there’s no reason to play an Alchemist, or Alchemists are better enough at it that anyone who wants to use it plays one. There’s really no way to have Alchemy as a thing anyone can do and Alchemy as a a specific class’s gimmick and have both be worthwhile. Or if there is, it’s an absurdly precise balancing act....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Paizo Blog on PF2 Alchemy. Loving that the 4e Power style of notation won’t only be for spells. Alchemist is looking very fun to play, though I wish splash damage was a little higher. Mutagens being a subtype of Elixirs makes sense, and their defining feature being powerful effects that come with drawbacks is cool. Poisons look like they’re still pretty weak, I don’t get what’s up with D&D type games being so gunshy about poisons.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Not really though, in a midevalesque period. Bows and crossbows could pierce thick armor, which rifle balls could not. Bows and crossbows were highly precise in trained hands, which firearms were not. Bows didn't require loading or much maintainence which firearms and crossbows both did. Really the only advantage crossbows and firearms had over bows was that bows required years of training to use, whereas crossbows and firearms anyone could just point and shoot. And the only advantage firearms had over crossbows was that crossbows required a higher degree of physical strength to load. Guns eventually...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    How so? Early firearms are certainly appropriate from a worldbuilding perspective, given the other technology typically available in D&D type settings. If anything, I feel like the exclusion of firearms raises far more questions than the inclusion does. Mechanically, they can be handled pretty much exactly like crossbows. Frankly, a flintlock pistol is far more thematically appropriate than a hand crossbow.


    This depends a bit on the system being used. 5e, for example, doesn’t have an exotic weapon category. But generally, I think making guns harder to gain Proficiency...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Making an elder vampire...
    Bit of a necro here, but I’ve recently found myself needing to make a lot of fully-statted NPCs, and I thought I’d share the technique I’ve been using, which has so far been consistently producing characters that I feel are right in the sweet spot of having high enough stats to do what I need them to do, but restricted enough to feel fair. And I’ve been using it for characters of all ages rather than just elders.

    I start from the elder creation rules from 1kYoN. 3/4/5 Attributes, 11/7/4 skills, 5 Specialties, 10 dots of Merits, 3 dots of Disciplines (2 of which must be in-Clan),...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Yeah, I have no problem with them on their own. Just depends on the setting. I don’t think guns would be at all Out of place in, say, ravenloft. I wouldn’t want to use them in, say, darksun.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    It’s an interesting conundrum. On the other end of the spectrum you’ve got low-level monsters being too weak to fit the PC race mold - like goblins or kobolds. Personally I’m not bothered by PC versions of monster races being buffed or nerfed compared to their monster manual counterparts. But a lot of people can’t stand it. Ultimately it comes down to if you prefer PCs and NPCs to play by the same rules or not....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Unfortunately (but unsurprisingly), your friend is wrong. According to the Fantasy Grounds preview, the only PC races getting covered are dwarves, elves, gith, gnomes, halflings, and tieflings. I suppose it's still possible they could be in there as monsters....
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  • I’m pretty sure that was an intentional hint at the 2e presentation of the Underworld Dave planted in Sundered World....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The Critical Role Thread
    I don’t understand why Beau is so unpopular. I love her.
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  • Exactly, so the water must either be draining faster than it is filling, or the underworld must be growing faster than it is deteriorating....
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