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Everything posted by BlazingTornado

  1. Human Tiamat

    A human Tiamat would probably look like a human Takhisis, wouldn't it? Ral Partha did an official human mode Takhisis way back. Dark Sword Miniatures has a not-Takhisis, they call it DSM-7523 Barbarian Queen.
  2. Best Version of DnD?

    Yeah but if it's on DMsGuild it's less "has the license" and more "puts out homebrew that isn't really WOTC-approved, it's just OGL and on DMsGuild"... And considering how bad Kobold Press's official 5E stuff has been, I shudder at how bad this stuff that doesn't have PROPER WOTC approval can end up being.
  3. Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    Daton's just going to line up another shot with the shortbow, take out another one of the kobolds swarming Klaus... Let's say Kobold D. 12+5=17 Damage: 6+3 = 9
  4. Best Version of DnD?

    SPEAKING OF DRAGON. This month's issue of Dragon+ features the monster designed by fans (and mostly Mike Mearls and Chris Lindsay) at Hasbro's inaugural HasCon convention. Behold the Spider Shark. http://www.dragonmag.com/5.0/#!/article/116311/103599102?loadFresh=true&title=16_08_Spider Shark
  5. Best Version of DnD?

    I must've missed that part, I recall the lore of Curse of Strahd still making Barovia its own extraplanar entity... Especially as Mordenkainen himself makes an appearance in the module.
  6. Best Version of DnD?

    What? Where was this announced?
  7. Rise of the Runelords

    Unless we're leveling up I don't think Daton even gets spells yet. I also don't think he expended any arrows because of the action economy of PF.
  8. Best Version of DnD?

    Tomb of Horrors... I think it has its worth. Not as any sort of part of a campaign, mind you. But as a one-shot with new characters so the DM can be rewarded with an actual shot at victory for a change. I'm thinking about running it for my gang once the campaign ends, to give me some time to prep the next campaign.
  9. Best Version of DnD?

    Yeah I might at the very least start having enemies keep attacking downed PCs... at least after it's clear to them "going down" isn't like "staying down", once the cleric or the bard throw some heals on those downed characters. Or have them flee at the sight of "unkillable foes", if they're primitive enough.
  10. Sunless Citadel 5e

    Well I kinda figured Daton'd do like Fionn and sleuth out and about but if the rest of you want to tag along he won't say no.
  11. Best Version of DnD?

    Low levels do have a higher chance of death but even at higher levels... There's this. There's also SOME pretty powerful opponents especially at low levels. The bugbear's 2d8+2 is already pretty hard on a 1st-level character, but it can also deal an extra 2d6 on that attack if it got a surprise round. And a bugbear has a challenge rating of 1. Then you have all your nasty undead drainers like Wights, Wraiths and Shadows... If they reduce your hit point maximum or your strength score to 0, it's instant death, no death saves. And of course there's the Jerk DM method... have monsters keep hitting downed PCs after they went unconscious.
  12. Best Version of DnD?

    Pf, some wangrods still say that about 5E whenever one dares bring up the idea of "starting a campaign at level 1". (for those not in the know, 5E PCs start with their full hit dice +con +bonuses' worth of health, so a wizard'd have at least 6hp unless his con sucks, and a cat has a single attack per round, no bonuses to hit and deals 1 slashing damage per attack, so such claims are ridiculous)
  13. Best Version of DnD?

    Unfortunately some players want to be more like modern Die Hard movies, where the hero is nigh-invulnerable and gets more dirty than battered and beaten.
  14. Best Version of DnD?

    Sorta? They mention them as both fierce predators and chosen mounts of goblins and hobgoblins, but they're still weaker than a dire wolf, a lion or a tiger. I guess it's to stay within the realm of CR as those riders, gobbos are CR¼ and Hobs and Orcs are CR½... Maybe I'll give them some barding and throw in the Dire Wolf's "pack tactics" feature to make them a bit more of a threat. Also, a very useful lesson my players learned yesterday. If you find a halfling's heart in a jar amongst the belongings of a vile hag you slew... maybe the respectful way to send it off is a viking funeral, not placing it inside the grove of a tree. That, as it turns out, warps the poor tree into a Tree Blight.
  15. Best Version of DnD?

    Started putting down that map, and getting tired with laying down dynamic lighting lines fairly early on, I started figuring encounters... And goshdarn, Worgs are kind of cruddy enemies. CR½? Think I'll seek out more powerful beasties to populate the stables.
  16. Sunless Citadel 5e

    Okay, do you need me to roleplay out a proper visit to Kerowyn?
  17. Best Version of DnD?

    I did not, no. I don't even see it when I load the page. Meanwhile, a sneak peek at just what Xanathar's Guide To Everything will be about, with a table of contents released thanks to meeting a goal on ExtraLife. http://media.wizards.com/2017/dnd/downloads/DnDXL2017_XGE_TOC.pdf
  18. Best Version of DnD?

    Sure, but I'd still like something that speaks to me and that the players may see as an exciting venture. Managed to find this one recently... definitely has been the one that's spoken to me the most. https://imgur.com/a/8gyX8#LSmxITg Definitely has a "we built this for encounters" flavor to it, I could see hobgoblins guarding the entrance, maybe a few wargs in the stables, a couple of Duergars (or just surface dwarves of less scrupulous nature) working the forge, etc. Adequate size for an adventure letting the players go from level 9 to 10.
  19. Sunless Citadel 5e

    So can the rest of us do some sleuthing? Daton would definitely go around inquiring about the siblings, the apple, the goblins, the citadel in general and likely even go ask questions to the Hucrele matriarch.
  20. Best Version of DnD?

    Aside from some hobgoblin henchmen I don't have much planned because I don't know what the decided map'll be. Right now it's just a vague idea of such and such evil person took over this abandoned keep for so and so vile reason, hired/coerced/tricked various evil humanoids and beasts and the likes into inhabiting it and working for it, and the party is basically coming to claim it, as it was meant to be a reward to them from the nation's king, for retrieving Blackrazor from White Plume Mountain. So really, I'm flexible. Might throw in an ogre cook if the kitchen on the map is big enough. Maybe a chimera in the courtyard it the size allows. Who knows. Thanks Grump, I'll try and check em out.
  21. Best Version of DnD?

    I'm no cartographer. I wouldn't even know where to begin designing my own locales. I'm way better at having a general idea of the type of thing I want, then finding battlemaps online that fit my idea well enough and working it all together.... But this newest thing I have planned is proving to be harder to find than I thought... a decent castle or keep that has a layout that works for both good encounter set-ups and still remains enough of a castle/keep that the players can settle in it as their own. Anyone know of any?
  22. Sunless Citadel 5e pbp

    I guess? If the rest are. I just hope there aren't more 3 or 4 month hiatuseses on the horizon... :/
  23. You know, none of the Trolls offered so far in Bones really hit the non-myth depiction of many fantasy novels and roleplaying games, being more gangly than bulky and sporting a long nose and hollow features and awful, matted hair. Short of a new mold, at the very least a Bones version of the Marsh Troll would hit that sweet spot. https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/troll/sku-down/03269
  24. October specials?

    Thank you, it has indeed seemed to have worked.
  25. October specials?

    Yeah, that's Lysette though, and the vocabulary for her does make it clear it's 40$. For the Ghoulie bag it's "all orders over 40$".