> For example, wishing that a villain were dead might propel you forward in time to a period when that villain is no longer alive, effectively removing you from the game.
> Once a card is drawn, it fades from existence. Unless the card is the Fool or the Jester, the card reappears in the deck, making it possible to draw the same card twice.
the DM was correct in this ruling.
Beautiful. Hey, speaking of Rick and Morty, I kind of need some help with essentially creating Krombopulos Micheal as a D&D character (effectively as a charming person who’s also a big ball of murdering when someone tells him who his mark is). To be more specific, I’m having trouble with his alignment. The alignment test I took said chaotic evil, but I’m having some hangups with that (he’s outside the law, but also a contract killer; and he has a shred of morals based on him looking into his locket and his nice demeanor when he isn’t kicking ass). If the character gets off the ground, I’ll be sure to relay that back to this sub.
Edit: OK, I’m getting a lot of really interesting takes on this, so I’m just gonna set up a straw poll real quick and come back when I’m done writing the backstory explaining Mikhail Curm without immediately outing him as kind of a meme-y PC.
Here you guys go!
Edit 2: For real this time.
If anyone wants to know, this is where it's from.
It's mildly explicit like most manga, but if you don't mind it's a good read about a maiden in love in an awfully sadistic way.
Hawks have better stats and skills that none of the summonable steeds can match.
Keen Sight: The hawk has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.
Skills Perception +4
Senses passive Perception 14
I'm always surprised by the hard-line, prescriptivist approach people take to things like this. Like, I'm a jerk for playing a silly, harmless prank during a game? Really?
This was one mimic vs. a party of 4 PCs and 7-8 NPCs, almost all of whom were relatively unharmed. The mimic had already taken two arrows' worth of damage before the encounter even started. This was the last encounter of the session, and the players had skipped a major battle, so I wanted to make sure they got their fill of action. It was a very easy fight for them.
More importantly, my job as a DM is to make sure that my players are having a good time and advancing the action. They had completed all the narrative items on my agenda for the session and then some, so this was just a fun little encounter for them to put a bow on the session. They loved it. We still joke about it.
The way we're doing XP in this campaign is a mixture of milestone and encounter. I don't feel the need to explain how the entire module works to you, but suffice to say that I wanted to ensure that they had done enough to earn a level up.
I'm sorry for writing such a long response, but I take exception to the accusation of being a "jerk DM." I work really hard on my campaigns to make sure my players are having a good time, and I don't appreciate being attacked based on a funny story I shared on the internet. All my players read these stories. If they think I was being a jerk, they are free to chime in and excoriate me.
And, for the record, a Mimic's false appearance remains unchanged as long as it is motionless. So, as long as it chooses not to react to being hit with arrows or pulled by a rope, there's no reason it has to reveal its true form until it chooses to. Because it's a predator that relies on deception to get close to its prey, I think the way I played this was more than reasonable. You're free to disagree, but do please try to be a little nicer about it.
Bag of Holding on Roll20
>Breathing creatures inside the bag can survive up to a number of minutes equal to 10 divided by the number of creatures (minimum 1 minute), after which time they begin to suffocate.
If they did it quick enough the air supply wouldn't matter. Size might though.
>This bag has an interior space considerably larger than its outside dimensions, roughly 2 feet in diameter at the mouth and 4 feet deep. The bag can hold up to 500 pounds, not exceeding a volume of 64 cubic feet.
If the mouth is only 2 feet in diameter it wouldn't be a whole lot larger than the air duct the small and nimble the elf is moving through, so it might even present a challenge for the larger PCs to get into the bag.
Assuming that they CAN get into the space there isn't even that much space on the other side of it. 4 feet deep and 64 ft^3 only makes the diameter 2.26 ft which is barely larger than the mouth of the bag. Ever tried to fit a comically over-sized pig man and a bulky human in a 64 ft^3 cylinder? The only effective way to do that would be with a blender.
All that taken into consideration: Nice creativity by the OP! I'm glad their DM lets them play in a way that lets your party have fun and tackle the challenges at hand! If everyone played RAW instead of using some Homebrew (since I'm pretty sure a muscly pig-man isn't an official race) and Hand-Wavy-Bullshit every once and a while D&D would probably be a lot less fun...
You can watch it right now if you want. Here’s a link to a free legal stream from crunchyroll. I’m going to have to rewatch it this weekend myself.
DM simply doesn't know how wish works in 5e, then, the whole story is largely based on him screwing up the rules rather than actually being backed into a corner.
As rules state, wish only guarantees either an 8th or lower level spell, or one of the explicitly listed set of other effects.
Any other attempted effect is at GM discretion, and can either be twisted OR simply fail if too ambitious. Quote:
> This spell might simply fail
Asking for 29 levels at once is obviously of such profound power that the spell "simply failing" is by far the most likely outcome. Another option explicitly listed in the rules is "partial success" so for example, maybe you only get 2 levels each, etc.
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Basically the airship bled over the ledge 2 feet.
We all ran into the illusion 1ft and were within it with 1ft left of ledge to spare. The ogres had not turned the corner yet when we did this and did not have visibility of us, those of us who were still visible as they turned the corner appeared to dart through a large set of "Curtain doors". We actually drew an image of it over the splash page in roll20 (the website we use to play DnD onlien together)
At that point we kinda scooted to the left and right of the "fake entrance" (behind and hidden within the illusion at this point) so they didn't run into us when dashing through it.
Ogres are very dumb creatures and so they excitedly dashed in at full speed, unable to stop for the last 2 feet as they went in without hitting any actual airship.
As Major Image allows me to do sounds as well, I covered the sound of the falling/screaming ogres with sounds of ogres screaming in ecstasy from the Bang Bus. To be honest at that point the DM the other players and I were laughing so hard we could barely breath so the remaining details were skimmed over.
Here's the description for the spell I used if you're curious about its exact rules
> Breathing creatures inside the bag can survive up to a number of minutes equal to 10 divided by the number of creatures (minimum 1 minute), after which time they begin to suffocate.
You 100% can
Oh yes you can.
You just have to get the druid or bard to 9th level, and convince them the tree either needs to be able to defend itself from predators, or that it's very attractive.
If their modifier is 10+ I question their existence as a commoner
But I meant off this commoner statblock. This was really meant as more of a generalization anyways, it just seems silly to make 1s autofail everything especially given the myriad of circumstances were it just doesn't make sense. I just find it unfun for me, but to each their own. If your table likes it more power to ya.
Indeed, and if magical items are available, some of the better speed items would increase it greatly, the most notable would be the Boots of Speed.
The last paragraph of this page https://roll20.net/compendium/dnd5e/Weapons#content claims
If a character uses a ranged weapon to make a melee Attack, or throws a melee weapon that does not have the thrown property, it also deals 1d4 damage.
Guiding bolt is not concentration as far as I can tell from googling. Roll20 Compendium and wikia 5e site
As for impracticality of designating 90 people at time of casting, you literally can just say to your DM at casting, these 90 people on the field right now are exempt, and your done. As reinforcements appear, sure you may have issues. If your DM expects you to individually name 90 folks, that’s between you two...
Sacred flame isn't auto hit, only magic missile AFAIK.
> The target must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 1d8 radiant damage.
> The Dwarves by Markus Heitz.
Not hard at all. If you search the part I quoted, this Amazon listing is the first result.
Hmm... maybe I'll put the first one on my Amazon wishlist. Thanks Jimbo!
First thing I can think of to possibly flip a cart, or spook whatever was pulling it enough to topple over. I'm sure there's many other spells and ways make it happen without needing to be a barbarian/fighter.
They're not remotely the same.
If you roll 1d100, each result has an equal chance of occurring: 1/100, or 1%.
If you roll 5d20, there are 3200000 (20^5 ) different outcomes. The number 100 would have a 1/3200000 chance of occurring: rolling all five 20s. The number 5 would have 1/3200000 chance too. These are both well, well below 1% odds.
However, the numbers 52 and 53 each have approximately a 95875/3200000 chance, which is about 3% each. That means 6% of the results will be just those two numbers.
Another interesting side effect is that there's no way to roll the result 1 on 5d20, since the minimum sum is 5. That skips a whole option on the Bag of Beans table.
You can test out the probabilities on this website. There's some interesting results, like the fact that there's only a 1.3% chance of rolling an 81 or higher, which are the last three options on the table. Or that there's only a 0.007875% chance of rolling a 10 or lower.
We are based in 5e.
Unless I misread the spell, there is no hit dice limit in 5e's polymorph. It has also been updated such that Poly lasts for a total of 1 hour with concentration (shows 1 minute in 3.5). And no limits on any sort of size. Only thing that it does limit is that the new form must be a beast and must either be the same or lower CR ("or the target’s level, if it doesn’t have a challenge rating").
I will let the DM see the 3.5 version and see if he wants to take any bits and pieces of that.
Yup. You can also ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL and make them do fun stuff, like stab themselves as they fall off a cliff. Or cast a 7th-Level fireball at their own feet. It's a really powerful spell, but luckily it's concentration, so you can either injure the victim or injure the caster to break it.
Doesn't the Ioun stone not increase your maximum charisma? Home rules/rule of cool is the final answer though, maybe you and your DM just tweaked the item. Sorry, as a dirty munchkin myself, to think that I'd missed a way to stretch your max charisma besides the Tome of Leadership caught me off guard for a second.
Specifically, this is what the Ioun stone says if it increases Charisma:
>Leadership (Very Rare). Your Charisma score increases by 2, to a maximum of 20, while this marbled pink and green Sphere orbits your head.
Your advice for playing a high charisma character is spot on though!
>A charmed creature can’t Attack the charmer or target the charmer with harmful Abilities or magical effects.
>The charmer has advantage on any ability check to interact socially with the creature.
If the magic item is explicitly casting the spell charm person, that spell also specifies:
>The charmed creature regards you as a friendly acquaintance.
That's all the book says. In previous editions, Charm was distinguished from Dominate in that a Charmed creature treated their charmer as 'a very good friend', making them more trusting of the charmer's advice. A Dominated creature could be ordered to do things.
Nowhere is any sort of attraction mentioned or implied.
Incorrect. The racial trait they have is called "Lucky" and operates similarly to the Feat by the same name, but the racial trait has unlimited use, the downside being that it only triggers on 1s and can't be used more than once on any given roll.
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In 5e, it's only cast on an area. In 3.5/PF, it's cast on a creature, object, or point in space.
Roll20 is the website I play on: https://roll20.net/. It has both software to play tabletop games online, as well as "looking for" posts to find a game to join. The website itself is awesome! You can search youtube for roll20 to see some example footage if you're still curious.
And as for paid, yes. Each player pays the DM $8 a week to participate in a 4 hour long online game. We talk in Discord, and use Roll20's online game board to play. The DM also has to pay a small subscription fee to use the website to host his games.
You clearly didn't check very hard then:
Go read up on Fey Spirits; in this case, it is a duplicate, but nothing actually dies.
Turns out in 3.5 the text is near identical to PF (No surprise there): Summoning: A summoning spell instantly brings a creature or object to a place you designate. When the spell ends or is dispelled, a summoned creature is instantly sent back to where it came from, but a summoned object is not sent back unless the spell description specifically indicates this. A summoned creature also goes away if it is killed or if its hit points drop to 0 or lower. It is not really dead. It takes 24 hours for the creature to reform, during which time it can't be summoned again.
When the spell that summoned a creature ends and the creature disappears, all the spells it has cast expire. A summoned creature cannot use any innate summoning abilities it may have, and it refuses to cast any spells that would cost it XP, or to use any spell-like abilities that would cost XP if they were spells."
Found page 173 in the players handbook.
Soooooo~ be honest, did you even look?
Using Sync for reddit I just went to his profile, then submitted and got the conclusion here
I know what cake day means, it's just that it's not anywhere close to a holiday or some kind of event
What do you use Investigation for? From the SRD:
> When you look around for clues and make deductions based on those clues, you make an Intelligence (Investigation) check. You might deduce the location of a hidden object, discern from the appearance of a wound what kind of weapon dealt it, or determine the weakest point in a tunnel that could cause it to collapse. Poring through ancient scrolls in search of a hidden fragment of knowledge might also call for an Intelligence (Investigation) check.
Way I see it the DM could immediatly give you extra clues if your Investigation is high enough, like:
"The ceremonial dagger is missing and only two people have access to the room. But you do notice a third pair of footprints in the dust."
"The burned flesh could easily be mistaken for fire but not for you, it was some form of acid."
Also Investigation is mentioned with traps:
> Hidden Pit. This pit has a cover constructed from material identical to the floor around it. A successful DC 15 Wisdom (Perception) check discerns an absence of foot traffic over the section of floor that forms the pit’s cover. A successful DC 15 Intelligence (Investigation) check is necessary to confirm that the trapped section of floor is actually the cover of a pit.
In that case it would work just like Passive Perception, someone with 15+ Passive Investigation will immediatly realize the nature of the trap.
Did the math, that could work!
The rules entry says immovable rods can hold up to 8000 pounds of weight. My PCs were smart, they placed it end-on.
Functionally, that's like 8,000 pounds of pressure on an area the size of an inch. That's equivalent of about 35 Kilonewtons of force. Comparing that to Steel punch machines it doesn't quite match up, they're in the 100 KN range. That said, these machines were made to operate on modern, industrial-grade stainless, which is presumably higher quality than whatever they were bolting onto ships in medieval times?
So I'd make it some kind of craft quality check. But even if it didn't puncture the hull, the boat would stop for sure. The damage to both the ship and the crew from a frigate moving at 25 km/h suddenly stopping dead would be catastrophic in its own right, even if the ship held together.
I’m going to shamelessly rip off Critical Role here, but a Belt of Dwarvenkind can lead a great many beard related hijinks, and would be perfect for Kazador. Or better yet, give it to someone else and see what Kazador will do to get it ;)
If you're a gummi bear fan, I highly recommend you try Albanese gummi bears. I find them considerably softer and more flavorful than Haribo.
I know 7-11 rebrands and sells these too, if you'd like to try a sample before getting a big bag. You can tell they are the right ones because they have the trademark "A" on their belly.
Fixed link: [The Bard's Tale](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bard%27s_Tale_(2004_video_game\))
Hint: prefix the parentheses end with a backslash or use a reference link.
For free, go to roll20.com, set up an account, and check their lfg.
When you get frustrated with how clunky the roll20 interface is and are willing to drop a little money, go to https://foundryvtt.com/ It is significantly better for running a game than roll20.
In both cases, use discord or zoom for audio.
I can't offer advice for getting a group during a pandemic. Both of mine were in person before the pandemic. We were were already using a VTT to power our map. The jump to online was just figuring out the audio.
roll20.com is your friend. I'd gone for 4 years without playing before I found it. Just apply for a few games here and there, it's a lot easier than you'd think to join a group.
Seriously, it should be required watching for anyone who table top games. It really shows how much fun a dysfunctional party can be.
Pick it up this weekend! It’s here on crunchroll for free.
The official site sends you to Amazon to get the book.
>Immediately begin thinking about how to get my players to fry eggs
Scrambled Eggs Super! A classic Seuss book from my youth.
The narrator is a cheerful but egg obsessed foodie with apparently unlimited time and funds, who claims to be the best scrambled egg chef in the world. He launches a worldwide quest for exotic eggs to use as ingredients for the ultimate scrambled egg super. In the process he faces all manor of monstrous beasts, hazardous environments, and difficult challenges.
For the purposes of game hook, said foodie could either be hiring questors to fetch the ingredients instead of getting them personally, or challenging them personally to cook-off, or sponsoring a more general competition in whatever village the PC happen to be passing through.
As an aside, man, I wish I could find a big compendium of Seuss type creatures stated out to drop in here and there, maybe a whole setting. Sounds like it'd be a blast. Not that I could possibly do justice to the world play. Ah well - GM goals, amirite?