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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I can’t help thinking about people from my class and if he ever tried anything with any of them. I would have had no idea....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I just found out that my high school math teacher has been arrested for three counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child. I had thought of him as one of the best hearted people I had ever known until literally minutes ago. I am absolutely floored.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Games Discussion/What Are You Playing?
    Turns out it’s “bugged.”
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to Just saw Justice League!
    This is disrespectful towards Gal Gadot. Gal Gadot is a person. Rule 1 is respect other people. Don’t post things like this....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Yup. And what a silly thing for the D&D community to get so worked up about. Practically speaking there is no difference. Either way, you can make two hand crossbow attacks, one with your action and the other with your bonus action. It’s awfully silly for there to be a huge controversy over whether you do it by shooting the same crossbow twice or two crossbows once each.


    I agree. There’s some good options though. I’m a big fan of Dungeon Delver....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    You actually can’t, loading it still requires a free hand. You just shoot the same hand crossbow twice.


    Yeah, Sharpshooter is a decent Feat even before the -5/+10 option, and then that option is still available to give you a small damage boost on Attacks that don’t qualify for Sneak Attack. You also can’t go wrong with +2 Dexterity, although that’s not as interesting....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Multiclassing seems pretty well balanced this edition. Ranger does have some features that would be useful for a sneaky-shooty type, but at the cost of slowing your Sneak Attack progression and potentially delaying your ASI levels. Tough call, but that’s good cause it means neither option is bad.


    You actually can’t fire it like a semi-auto even if you have Extra Attack because of the Loading property (unless you take the Crossbow Expert Feat).


    You definitely don’t need the Archery Fighting Stylr for Sharpshooter to be worth taking. That said, I wouldn’t...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    I’m in a disagreement elsewhere on the internet, thought I’d see what folks here’s opinions are on the matter. How do you all feel about players initiating their own skill/ability checks? eg “I try to pick that guy’s pocket. 23 on my Sleight of Hand check.” or, “What do I know about the culture of the people who made this statue with a 17 History check?”

    Personally, I prefer that players simply describe their character’s actions, and I will ask them to make a check if and when I determine that one is necessary to resolve the actions described. But, I know some folks...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    In the context of referring to sex reassignment surgery, it's more acceptable. It's when people use those terms to describe trans people that it's really iffy, because it frames it around sex rather than gender....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    On a similar note, the “mtf” or “ftm” language makes me pretty uncomfortable too. Just say trans woman or trans man.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Been thinking about prestige classing into Social Justice Arcane Archer next level.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    To clarify, the book in question wasn’t canon. It was a third-party product published under the OGL. Still a very cool resource for those who are into it.
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    I have a friend who absolutely loves that book. Her logic is, if half-elf, half-human is possible, why not half-anything? Plus she just thinks the ideas of the various combinations are cool. Can’t blame her, though I personally just don’t like the idea of half-race. Like, either races are separate species and shouldn’t be able to breed, or at least not produce fertile offspring if they do, or they’re basically like real-life races, and that carries a lot of unfortunate implications with it. That said, I don’t like removing player options, particularly those found in the players’ handbook,...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Yeah, I think the argument that all necromancy amd/or all undead should be evil without exception is a pretty silly one....
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    Religious organizations in the sense that they have legal recognition, or in the sense that they are large and complex? Like, if Tharizdun’s cult is as widespread and his fanatics as numerous as those of the good gods, but operate in strict secrecy, is that still a religious organization? Or if Gruumsh worship has no organized dogma, but is officially recognized and (perhaps begrudgingly) afforded legal protections as such for the sake of upstanding half-orc citizens?

    Oh, speaking of half-orc, how do people feel about the idea of half-whatever races? I don’t like them personally,...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    This depends on the setting. In some settings where good and evil are objective cosmic forces, it would be reasonable for all undead without exception to be aligned with the force that is called evil. Conversely, in a setting where morality is relative, it wouldn’t make sense for undead to be unilaterally evil, because evil is an undefined value. And neither of these possibilities really say anything about whether Necromancy is inherently evil or not, since the practice concerns itself with more than just the creation of undead. Indeed, in D&D, most resurrection spells are classified as...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    That would definitely explain it. At a guess, I’d say it probably happened in the 3e era, along with the “they’re not just alien, but also time travelers” bit.


    Yeah, cutting out the brain/body jacking part would be an equally valid solution. Personally, that was what appealed to me about them, and their legacy appearance and personality was what kept me from thinking seriously about them as antagonists until just recently. But one way or another, ceromorphosis and their traditional appearance doesn’t mesh. They should either be evil psychic squidmen or brain-controlling...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    As I understand it, this was sort of a 3e invention based on a very literal interpretation of a story seed from 2e. In 4e they dropped the time travel part and just had them be from the Far Realm (which in 4e is effectively another multiverse), and in 5e they leave it up to interpretation which origin is correct.


    I actually think the core concept of them being from the future and coming back to insure their future survival is a neat concept, as long as you allow the future to be malleable. Sure they’ve already done the thing that leads to their total domination of the multiverse...
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The D&D thread
    On a related note, I’ve been pretty interested in Illithids lately. I’d never really taken them very seriously as monsters before - they’re in the unfortunate position of having been memeified to the point of becoming non threatening, much like the Elder God they so resemble. And that was what I had kind of written them off as - silly D&D mini-Cthulhus. But reading more into them, I actually think they have a ton of potential to be horrifying antagonists. It’s just that their potential is squandered by a lot of poor decisions.

    To give an example of what I mean by that......
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  • Charlaquin
    replied to The LGBT Thread II
    Yeah, really not digging the #notallmen vibe here...
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