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#12995 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/26/2016) [-]
I once played a schizophrenic half-orc barbarian whose only friend was his great-ax.

In retrospect that was a really mean thing to do to a first time DM.
#12994 - totalnotito
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(07/26/2016) [-]
NEW GAME

Economy and warfare tabletop

Research tech, gather army and gold to defeat other FunnyJunkers and laugh in their faces

Pick a country. The best person to describe a TacoBell aftermath wins a country. 4 players can be accepted. Go

Akrales Islands: Located far away from other players, this civilization has no early contact with the outside world. This allowed the good people of Akrales to develop unique technologies and art.
The Akrales Islands is a group of smaller land masses covered in silver-rich hills and mountains, olive trees and rocks. Although lacking in good farming soil, the people seem to have it very well, hordes of fishing boats set off with the first morning wind and come back after catching enough to feed their family, or sell to the common folk.
This nation is completely lacking in land units, due to their belief that there is nothing beyond Akrales. But, because of their love for the sea, their fleet is extremely strong for the first period.

PROS: Extremely good royal navy, more progressive science, plenty of food
CONS: No diplomatical relations whatsoever with anyone until researching needed technologies. No land army

Kraina: Ah yes, Kraina, one of the 3 countries located on the continent of Earla. Described by some as very angry folk who keep to their own beliefs. The people of Kraina are hard-working, although tend to visit the local pub a bit more, hence why most strangers just keep away.
The land itself is fertile and covered in hills, which makes it easy to defend. Due to the land being covered in farms and livestock, there isn't really much places to mine needed metals and minerals, so Kraina is forced to be in good relations with it's neighbour.

PROS: Fast unit production. Fast growing cities. Stronger fortifications.
CONS: No or little ores. Units are slowed down due to hills

Steinschlef: The middle one. Not really taken seriously by both neighbours, due to a weak economy. This country has more or less fertile land, which a whole bunch of gold, silver and iron mines to the border with Bymnira. The people of Steinschlef like to oversleep, hence why the "schlef" (german "schlafen"-sleep). Stein sleeps...yea. Although not really liked by anyone, the people of Steinschlef are rather intelligent and tend to solve problems more quickly. Their ideas and inventions are heard about world-wide, except for Akrales Islands, they don't hear about anything.

PROS: Rich mining ground. Extremely progressive science. Strong army
CONS: Less numerous army due to economical state in the early period. Slowed down production

Bymnira: Separated by a chain of mountains from the rest of the continent, these desert folk tend to keep to themselves. Vast sand dunes make it difficult to produce food, which places Bymnira in the last place numbering people. They are extremely protective of eachother, and don't really let strangers push the around. Their cavalry is extremely strong. Their mayor towns lay on mighty rivers.

PROS: Separated from the rest of the continent (protection), strong cavalry, feared
CONS: Little to no food, small army, depends on trade.

Once the players are in, the armies become invisible to everyone else and the players decide their moves in private messages with administrator of the game (totalnotito)

Let it begin, and good luck
#12993 - dremnus
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(07/26/2016) [-]
So, I wanna build a crit focused fighter for a Pathfinder campaign. I was planning on having him use a Falchion. Do you guys think it would be worth it to take the two-handed fighter archetype or am I better off as just a base fighter?
#12998 to #12993 - drldrl
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(07/27/2016) [-]
Are you alright making a dex fighter? You can build a nice crit based character this way. Assuming you take human for the extra feat here.
1: Exotic Weapon: Wakizashi, Weapon Finesse, Two Weapon Fighting
2: Weapon Focus
3: Slashing Grace
4: Weapon Specialization
5: Two Weapon Defense
6: Improved Two Weapon Fighting
7: Dodge
8: Improved Critical
9: Critical Focus
10: Greater Weapon Focus
11: Bleeding Critical
12: Greater Two Weapon Fighting
13: Two Weapon Rend
14: Greater Weapon Specialization
After that you can choose whatever feats you'd like. Add damaging enchantments to your weapons and you get great damage even when you don't crit. Once your crit ranged goes to 15-20 at 8th level you're almost guaranteed a crit with a full round attack.
#12997 to #12993 - rockmanfan
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(07/27/2016) [-]
if you're going for crit-focused, just do whatever you can for that to be viable.
#12991 - badhatharry
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(07/26/2016) [-]
Starting my first tabletop session ever soon (5e) and I'm planning on making a WiSorLock (Wizard, Sorceror, Warlock) multiclass with a background to match it so it makes sense

Looking in to the player's handbook it looks pretty underpowered to multiclass even 2 of those classes, let alone all 3, and I was just wondering if it would make my character underpowered in any way or will it be something that I could pull off?
#12999 to #12991 - aejann ONLINE
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(07/27/2016) [-]
As long as being all of those things suits your character, do whatever you want. The point is to have fun, not play what is the most viable. That said, multiclassing has its drawbacks. You're trading focus and power for versatility. When you multiclass as a spellcaster, you can't pick spells that are higher level than your individual classes could have at their individual level, even though you have the spell slots for them.

For example, if you're a level 2 wizard and a level 3 sorcerer, you will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd level spell slots, but you cannot learn any 3rd level spells, since neither a level 2 WIzard nor a level 3 sorcerer can learn spells of that level. Further, you cannot learn 2nd level spells from your wizard levels, since a level 2 wizard can only learn 1st level spells. You will know more spells than a level 5 wizard or sorcerer, but those spells will be of lower level.

TL;DR - Multiclassing heavily into classes that use different stats will make you less powerful than other characters of your level, but that shouldn't stop you from playing what you want.
#12996 to #12991 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/26/2016) [-]
I once played an elf girl who wanted desperately to be a wizard, but wasn't very good at it. She had 16 str and 14 int. That was one of the most fun games I ever played.
#12992 to #12991 - manwhoisamoth
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(07/26/2016) [-]
if you make a fun and interesting character that you enjoy playing it doesn't matter if it's poorly optimized, just as long as it doesn't dramatically interfere with the other players experience.

for my next character in a game i'm playing in with friends i'm going to make a fighter based around using tower shields, are tower shields the greatest thing my character could be using? probably not but i think it's cool so i'm going to run it.

TL: DR don't let optimization get in the way of fun
#12986 - JasonMyers
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(07/21/2016) [-]
Which books do I need to run a D&D 3.5 game? I've got the Player's Manual, Monster Manual, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Magic Items Compendium. Anything important I'm missing? Links to PDFs would be appreciated, but not necessary.
#12989 to #12986 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/24/2016) [-]
I don't use monster manual when I DM. I just make up my own stuff and try my best to balance it.
#12988 to #12986 - manwhoisamoth
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(07/21/2016) [-]
you should be fine with the players handbook, the monster manual, and the dungeon masters guide. just make sure all of your players have access to the players handbook.

#12983 - fireheartt
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(07/19/2016) [-]
hey fuck bois im running a pathfinder campign in a couple weeks and have room for one or two more people. pm if youre interested
#13001 to #12983 - mellamoconsuelo
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(10 hours ago) [-]
I'm about to play my first session ever (DMing a homebrew campaign). If you're okay with rookies I'd love to join.
#12985 to #12983 - shadowallyx ONLINE
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(07/20/2016) [-]
I am of interest, my friend. May i be of joining?
#12984 to #12983 - fireheartt
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(07/19/2016) [-]
also its hosted online on roll20
#12981 - theforklift ONLINE
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(07/18/2016) [-]
I'm looking for fun ideas for magical items.
So far I got stuff like:
Greataxe of False Betrayal
After dealing the weapons normal damage, the target regains 2d12 hit points, if it still has any after the initial damage.

Potion of Screams
When you drink this potion, you randomly hear loud screams of various people for 3d10 hours. You can't sleep during this time.
#13000 to #12981 - dasistwunderbar
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(07/29/2016) [-]
Diadem of Deportment: Tiara meant for rebellious teenage princess that gives bonuses to charisma and diplomacy, but only when one acts with the etiquette and manners of a princess.

Bangle of Beswapment: A matchng set of two bangles that will lock onto their wearer, give a +1 bonus to dexterity and strength, but swap the hands they're worn on. As in they'll swap your left and right hands or graft a barbarian's hand onto a wizards arm, and vice versa.
#12990 to #12981 - ukobarrywewa
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(07/24/2016) [-]
Cloak of Folly: The wearer thinks they have +3 in all stats and abilities
Giant's Glove: Grants +5 strength, but has to be worn as a full suit of armor
Staff of Eternal Light: Staff with an orb that glows a little bit
Ring of Obscenity: Wearer is not able to speak with any civilized people, especially not women
#12987 to #12981 - pamman
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(07/21/2016) [-]
The Wand of Wands: Wand with one use only - Create Wand of Wands
Optimist's Flask: The Flask is always half-full with whatever liquid is poured into it.
Cloak of Sometimes Useful Items: The wearer reaches into the cloak and announces what they want to pull out, and rolls a d4. On a 4, they pull out what they want (or something that produces the same result). On a 2-3, they pull out something related to the item, but not precisely what they want. Like if they want a potion of healing, they might pull out an empty potion flask, or a potion of fire breath. On a 1, they pull out something completely unrelated to their request.
#12982 to #12981 - rockmanfan
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(07/18/2016) [-]
ring of optimism: wearer is overly optimistic about all scenarios.
amulet of the ages: +1 to all stats when worn, -3 to all stats when removed.
shovel of might: 1/day, user can cast "create pit". considered masterwork spear for damage/ stats
hat of optimal fanciness: +2 charisma, +5 diplomacy. it's not magical, it's just a really, really snazzy hat.
#12978 - marconde
Reply 0
(07/18/2016) [-]
I haven't played D&D since a year and shit ago
Only have 1 paladin character
No one to play with because I dont remember the guy's name of the last game
I'm a complete noob in this shit.
And I want to have some fun, so... anyone?
#12980 to #12978 - manwhoisamoth
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(07/18/2016) [-]
try Roll20.net and avoid any games with psionics

or try the player recruitment thread on the Giant in The Playground rpg forums
#12973 - captainrattrap
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(07/15/2016) [-]
Hey guys, I'm dming a game later tonight an I want some tips on how to do the final battle. I'm thinking bandits. These are lvl 1-4 characters. How many bandits should I put per person.
#12977 to #12973 - newttewn
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(07/18/2016) [-]
dont be like my dm and just randomly have the/a beholder show up cause he thinks its funny when your lvl 5
#12974 to #12973 - profpterodactyl ONLINE
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(07/15/2016) [-]
what edition?
#12979 to #12974 - captainrattrap
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(07/18/2016) [-]
5e, the game went pretty well.
#12969 - hirollin
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(07/15/2016) [-]
Anyone know of any good ways to find people to play tabletops with? Apparently at most comic book stores you have to pay per session, if you are even able to get a seat at all.
#12975 to #12969 - profpterodactyl ONLINE
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(07/15/2016) [-]
have you looked at libraries, the ones around me let you rent(it's free) a room?
#12970 to #12969 - rockmanfan
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(07/15/2016) [-]
do you have any RPG/game stores near you? the one near me has open DnD sessions weekly
#12971 to #12970 - hirollin
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(07/15/2016) [-]
yeah they have dnd, but apparently its not fun since so many people go. there are beginners tables and whatnot, but i already own pathfinder beginners edition. :/
#12972 to #12971 - rockmanfan
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(07/15/2016) [-]
the good news is you have people near you that are interested. just ask around to see if anyone has their own groups that you could join, ones that arent related to the game store