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    Best Version of DnD?

    That's kind of the magic of the Keep. It gives you all the NPC and creature placements and otherwise lets the DM tell his own story. Moreso than most other modules I've read... it's really the module that lets the DM make it their own, so no two games of the Keep are ever identical. Which is where I feel the 5E conversion from Goodman failed. Even its added areas are just full of references to either the other module (Into the Unknown) or to DCC stuff (like Torgo The Eye-Gouger's son being around)... I dunno if I ever talked about this on here but I made the Mad Hermit into a bad Doc Brown impression. One of my players is named Martin so the Mad Hermit just kept calling his character Marty.
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    Best Version of DnD?

    Has anyone else here bought Goodman Games' Beyond The Borderlands? I got it for my birthday on Sunday and... Well I dig the reprints of the adventures... But good lordy do I have problems with the 5E conversions. Primarily them adding name and added personality bits to the denizens of the area (the Keep's Advisor is even re-imagined as a Chaotic Evil dude that just sticks out like a sore thumb with characterization out the whazoo) along with its inability to evolve past leather-chain-plate of Basic and into the more intricate armor variations/functions of 5E... Like... the former misses the spirit of what Gygax designed and the latter just fails to update adequately to 5E's mechanics... I was really hoping the conversion would make me want to try Keep in 5E again but no...
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    1/30 Scale Dungeons and Dragons diorama

    Man I'd love to see pics of the whole thing rather than just snippets!
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    Rise of the Runelords

    "Do as you please... I feel I've better things to do than keep company with a weenie who thinks shooting boar from the safest distance atop a horse counts as "sport".... Perhaps I'll hang around here and keep an ear to the ground. That a human broke into that crypt worries me and it might be a member of this community."
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    RPG-ing 1980's Style

    And the fight scenes are all kind of very samey with little more than blunt punches, kicks and weapon attacks and no creativity in power use.
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    Between what we salvaged prior and what's present here, would we have enough raider clothes to disguise the lot of em?
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    Rise of the Runelords

    Daton, while thinking to himself "Urg, not this guy again.", will politely decline. Enough excitement for the day already, and better to hang around town in case something develops from this grave desecration thing... He'll either hang around his room or rest up under a tree or see if there's a library around. Just because he's got 10 int doesn't mean he can't do some light reading.
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    Warrior angel miniatures

    Well I mean..... Take your pick. http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/angel/sku-down/page1
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    Well the Help action is meant to give advantage for a specific task, your roleplay suggested this was to help with that particular persuasion roll.
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    That'd give me advantage on that Persuasion check then? EDIT: Just to speed things up in case I do get advantage, I'll roll it now: 5 + 3 = 8 Glad my first roll was decent. XD
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    Daton's gonna shout over the window (are they low enough for him to peek in at all?) "Hello in there! We are here to help! We are a paladin of Lathander, a cleric of Tyr and a few other valiant and stalwart warriors whose religious devotion I can neither confirm or deny. Please open the doors and follow us, we have a path to the safety of the keep and time is of the essence! We are willing to toss in as many fallen raiders as we can to prove our goodwill." Charisma... 14+3... 17.
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    That works too. Hopefully the guys in the back won't notice us or have broken through while we are evacuating...
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    Rise of the Runelords

    "What if we leave the goblins out and point out the human that was clearly there with them?"
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    I'm trying to approach this realistically from a character mentality. The temple is under siege, the raiders are all over the town, tying them up or taking them prisoner is going to take time we don't have, leaving them there risks them being found by a patrol and being woken up and back to being a problem. Also metagaming, I know the sleep spell lasts only a minute. Daton might not but I think Deckard would. Although... Now that I think about it... This might not be the 100% pure Lawful Good Paladin thing to do... but if we can identify a "leader" amongst the sleeping... Maybe we can intimidate him into telling his buddies trying to break in the back door (we know they're there right?) that they were successful breaching the front entrance and have things under control and the 2nd group can leave? Some of us with ranged weapons could keep juuuuust out of sight of the rear group but in sight of the guy ready to put arrows and bolts in him if he tries anything funny? What does everyone else think?
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    This is a bit OOC but given they're asleep, that'd make em prone and incapacitated, right? We should be able to one-shot them dead...
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    Did we defeat everyone there already?
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    Maybe I didn't add it to my sheet at the time but I definitely snagged a Scimitar off a fallen foe earlier: I did apply the standard TWF rules (light weapons only, no STR modifier applied to the damage on the 2nd attack)
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    Best Version of DnD?

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    Rise of the Runelords

    "WOO!"
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    Daton is going to use lighter weapons, and make an initial swing at the Kobold that attacked him with his scimitar: d20+5 = 9+5 = 14 If that hits... d6+3 = 2+3 = 5 slashing If that drops the Kobold he'll move to the next nearest foe (you tell me which it is) and swing with the handaxe, if not he'll attack the Kobold again with his handaxe: d20+5 = 13+5 = 18 If that hits... d6 = 4
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    Rise of the Runelords

    Ok so Daton will draw the mallet and hopefully he has enough movement to get in range of one of the skellies. d20+4 = 19+4 = 23 If it hits... Damage: d10+3 = 5+3 = 8 Daton's AC for the time being will be 18 as he is using a 2-handed weapon and thus is not wielding his shield.
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    Rise of the Runelords

    Ok so I'm still new to Pathfinder so I'm assuming this thing diminishes damage from any source other than bludgeoning. Does Daton have any way of knowing this? He's got a mallet from the strength testing booth at the festival, can he use that as a weapon against them? Because otherwise he's got a sword, javelins and a shortbow...
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    Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition

    Last thing that happened, Darc asked us to roll initiative. Feel free to join in.
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    Rise of the Runelords

    I forget, Tical isn't with us?
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    Best Version of DnD?

    Maybe it's just not marketing to your sensibilities? The game is selling very well. Just earlier this year the PHB was topping the book sales charts on Amazon.
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