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  1. So as my first full D&D campaign edges closer and closer to conclusion, rather than start the next campaign in the same weird hodgepodge world with a map I was never truly happy with, I decided to start from scratch.... I used a lot of cultural short-hand related to real-world cultures and myths in that campaign and want to keep that going with the next campaign... and also want to spread the "demihuman" player races around in cultures where similar beings existed in the culture's mythology. Like, Celts would have firbolgs and wood elves, Norse would have mountain dwarves, high elves and drow, Greco-Romans would have stout halflings (the mythological pygmies) and centaurs, and Japan would have kenku (tengu) and tortles (kappa).... So I'm just wondering if there's any handy guides for knowing about other cultures' mythical beings that I could use to source some info and ideas for where, say, hill dwarves could fit the bill for a certain culture's mythical humanoid creatures. Like, Aztec, Egyptian, Chinese, etc., so my players can better know just how to work their chosen 5th Edition races (unless I can convince em to switch over to the Rules Cyclopedia) better into their land of origin, and just how much of an outlier they would be in certain other parts of the world.
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    Worldbuilding, real-world myths and player races?

    Redcaps and Boggarts are already creatures in D&D, not humanoids but fey. I don't need to justify every creature type, just things not currently in use that I can apply PC statblocks to. Like the pech, Grump suggests halfling, but their description on Wikipedia makes me think of dwarves more. Duergar are some sort of nasty dwarf of English folklore (although the name is derived from the norse name for dwarf) so that's where I'm starting em, at the very least.
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    Toki'll follow close behind.
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Oh, Ezmerelda's wagon. Delightfully trapped thing.
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    Any sounds coming from anywhere?
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Not to mention with the internet you can see all that's available on the websites! Before then all you'd have is your store's stock and maybe you could get a catalog.... What's a vardo?
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    Toki just wasted a 2nd level spell opening that door so you better believe he's checking that one first.
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    Colonel Kane's Castle Triskelion PbP

    Juriel will hold his holy symbol close and ponder what would happen if he unleashed Turn Undead on the hanging humanoid.
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    Nolzur's Marvelous Umber Hulk

    First attempt at painting up a Wizkids preprimed mini. Decided to use the MSP HD Umber Brown on it... which didn't apply on thick at all for some reason... which looks even better to me for some reason. XD Added some Reaper bone white to the mandibles and claws, and blue and red eyes, because I like the old LJN Umber Hulk solid rubber figure. I prefer the old AD&D bug-ape look but hey, good paint practice and it didn't cost me too much. Thanks for looking!
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    Sort of. Lore-wise they come about either growing from seeds of the fruit of a Gulthias tree, or they're the result of a Gulthias tree corrupting the other flora around it. Either way unlike a plain awakened tree or shrub which just gains sentience, these things are evil to the core.
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    Nolzur's Marvelous Umber Hulk

    Same thing I always do when I get an action figure with some warping on a part or an accessory. Dunked it in some water I microwaved to a boil, straightened it, then ran it under cold water to set the piece in its intended pose. Mine was so bent forward the mandibles dangled lower than its base, as you can see I got it back up to a better angle. Worked far better on the Nolzur/Deep Cuts stuff than it has with Bones minis, too.
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!
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    Colonel Kane's Castle Triskelion PbP

    I rolled a 9 too.
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    They kept going on about how very thoroughly stuck the door was! I wasn't about to bust up another shoulder when even the warrior couldn't get it open either!
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    "That stuck, eh? Stand back..." Toki will spit in each hand, rub them together, take a charging stance... and cast Knock.
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    Are there hinges or any other kind of sign that would make it reasonably apparent that it opens inward?
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    "Take the sword? I want to break the sword." Also Toki wants to shoulder tackle that door open too now, since Finn asked.
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    "Should we just leave it there? I mean... what if the next one over is as valorous as we are? They wouldn't deserve this curse."
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    "Good thing all I did was press my fingers against this." Toki sighs out loud. "Hey do any of you want a sword you can never let go of, that brights faintly and bypasses damage resistance to light?"
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    12+3 = 15 Yes. So Toki is going to touch the flat of the blade and cast Identify to learn the sword's properties or if someone just cast a faint Light spell on it.
  21. Ordered a random lot of 25 Nolzur/Deep Cuts unpainted minis from China back in November, this was the haul: Player characters: Male elf druid (hooded) Male human bard (swinging sword) Female human bard (wielding sword) Female dwarven barbarian (unhelmeted) x2 Female dragonborn fighter (flaming sword) Female elf paladin (shield held forward) NPCs: Boy and girl Farmer Frog familiar Cat familiar Monsters: Githyanki (Fiend Folio pose) Chest Mimic Both Yuan-Ti malisons (figures, I had those already...) Rat swarm Werewolf (holding snack) Umber Hulk Decor: Rectangular table with one stool Round table with one stool Brazier with small flame A bound book Not a bad score for the price I paid, but the druid and one of the barbarians had broken parts I'll have to glue back on, and others have some bad warping I'll need to straighten as well... QC wasn't too good on this batch. Ah well. It's a project, at any rate.
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    "Ah, sorry. Still learning all your names."
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    "I'm going to go in anyway, might as well give you a respite, but if Dorn wants to ask his god to guide me in this..."
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    Dungeon of the Mad Mage

    Noticing the glowing sword, Toki will check about for any signs of trap, ambush or other points of interest... If it all looks safe he's going to go cast Identify on the sword. "That glowing sword might be magical in some capacity. I can identify what it can do if I can get up close." So I should probably start with a perception roll, but I'll hold off if someone wants to cast Guidance on him first.
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    03665: Ostarzha, Female Elf Cleric question

    You have the choice between mace and sheathed sword.
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