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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Dog kobolds or lizard kobolds?

    On alignment I'd classify myself as Lawful Good. I'm a firm believer that humanity's true nature is pretty ugly, and without fairly strict and well enforced laws society would very quickly implode. So laws are very much necessary, but I also believe that laws need to exist for the betterment of people, and when laws interfere with the good of individuals then those laws need to be changed....
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 02-06-2018, 10:56 PM.

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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    In situations like this, I just offer a friendly reminder that that RPGs are a group experience, and if he's playing a character who is going around stealing from NPC's or (especially) the other players, then that's going to seriously detract from the group's enjoyment of the game. Nothing wrong with the player playing that kind of character, just as long as he avoids having his own fun at the expense of the rest of the group's fun....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    At least within the city of Sigil, The Lady of Pain is essentially omnipotent. There were a few metaplot pr adventures that involved deities trying to take control of Sigil and they all got stomped. I believe Vecna came the closest in the Die Vecna Die! adventure.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Parry vs Dodge for the non-supernal?
    I find Dodge is generally a little bit better than parry, but parry is part of Melee so it comes with a full suite of offensive combat Charms. That's hard to ignore.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    To be fair though, everyone has to invest to some degree in combat to be contribute in D&D - even spellcasters. A wizard or cleric or other spellcaster is going to probably need to have a not-insignificant number of spells per day tied up in combat spells if they want to be able to contribute meaningfully to combat. Even on days where they're not expecting to fight, they still need to memorize combat spells because if combat does break out and they don't have anything prepared they'll be screwed and possibly dead.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Yeah, I mean that's just what happens when you have a game that's been out for almost 50 years. Making significant changes is practically impossible to do without getting your fanbase upset....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    The biggest issue, as you allude to, is that D&D is built around a level based system and is, when you get down to it, a tactical combat simulator. This heavily limits the options that the game can introduce. For example, you could make a character that relies on equipment for combat, but they're going to fall behind very quickly. A vial of Alchemist Fire which deals 1d6 damage is useful at level one. Less so at level 5 when most enemies have 30 hit points and more or less useless once you get to level 10 and enemies have 100 hit points or more.

    Now you could just say that players...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    4th edition was a serious attempt at killing many of the sacred cows in D&D. Unfortunately a lot of people chose not to play 4th edition because they claimed that it "no longer felt like Dungeons and Dragons." So to some degree the changes 4th edition made were enough to make a number of people say it wasn't really D&D anymore. We can argue over how successful 4th edition was, but in light of the fact that 5th edition resurrected the vast majority of sacred cows 4th edition killed, in a specific attempt to make the game feel more like Dungeons and Dragons, I would say it was...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    At the end of the day, D&D is a team game, so if one PC has more options than another, that's not necessarily a problem as long as everyone is having fun. And in general, most of D&D revolves heavily around combat, and in combat martial characters are usually better than casters, or at least comparable to casters in effectiveness. While wizards might technically be the strongest class in the game, at the same time in all of my years of playing D&D I've never been part of a game where everyone played wizards. People play different characters because sometimes they enjoy different things....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    It really depends on what you're playing. For example, in Pathfinder and 3rd edition I've typically found martials could usually output damage better than casters barring very specific encounters (the enemy is immune to everything but cold damage and the sorcerer has Cone of Cold and nobody else can deal cold damage).

    For example a raging Barbarian at level 10 probably has around a 20 strength normally (thanks to a belt of strength) and gets +6 more strength while raging. This translates to a +8 on damage, or +12 while wielding a two handed weapon. He's probably got a +2 weapon, and...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Honestly I've found that magic tends not to be so impressive at one-shotting encounters, even at higher level. Typically most powerful enemies have spell resistance and decent saving throws (or they might even be flat out immune to certain types of spells). At the same time, by the higher levels martial characters are often doing so much damage that they can usually kill whatever they're hitting in one or two rounds anyway, regardless of what it is.

    Sure, it's possible that the evil lich might be one-shot with Disintegrate spell, but in my experience he's far more likely to be turned...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Caster Supremacy is a really tricky idea. How exactly do people define it? Often times people bring different definitions or sentiments to these kind of debates and it can be really tricky to see where and how people might disagree. So when people say they believe caster supremacy is a core part of the game, what exactly do they mean?

    Do these people mean that they believe Casters should be more versatile and capable of doing many things martial characters can't? If that's what they mean I'd probably agree. I don't think martial characters should be teleporting across continents,...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    There are ultimately a lot of sacred cows in D&D, and 4th edition was a serious attempt at killing many of them. However 5th edition resurrected many of those cows and it's pretty clear they're here to stay. Stuff like the class system, with your Fighter/Mage/Cleric/Wizard and then every other class being some kind of variation on those (Paladins are a sort of fighter/cleric, druids are a sort of cleric, Rangers are a sort of fighter/druid, etc) are just going to be a part and parcel of D&D and its spinoffs (like Pathfinder) forever.

    Between all of the classes, archtypes and...
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