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All-encompassing table top thread
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Like the title says, this is a thread for any and all table top games and things related to them.
If you have a question about homebrew, worldbuilding, game mechanics ect this is the thread for it.
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>>140645
what is the most powerful Cleric domain/dominion in 3.5e?
Anonymous
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>>140792
Definitely a Persistomancer who abuses Divine Metamagic to persist short-term buff spells. Persist Greater Consumptive Field and walk past a pile of ants for near-infinite strength all day (or murder a sack full of kittens in a consumptive field ritual). Use Extraordinary Spell Aim to exclude yourself from your persisted Antimagic field.
Undeath Domain gives you Extra Turning. Planning Domain gives you extend spell. Being a human with two flaws and a positive charisma score means that you'll become a demigod rather early in the game. Not sure which deity grants them both though.
Anonymous
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So anyone one here building a world? If so what is it based on?
Anonymous
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>What if
and hear me out here
>a druid
now here's where shit gets wacky
>but they use mimics for clothing
somebody tell me how this isn't a good idea
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>>141856
Wont said mimic just eat him when he wears them?
Anonymous
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>>142087
yeah, but not if the druid's already made a deal with them that they protect him and in exchange they get to eat everyone he kills
Anonymous
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What kind of homebrew creatures have you guys created?
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I am wondering was the cocept of giant evil spiders just a thing created in LOTR or did they exist in european mythos?
Anonymous
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>>141856
I think there's something like that in the Dark Sun life shaping handbook.
Anonymous
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>>141856
>>142232
Do they necessarily need to be mimics, or just abberrations?
Aberrant Druids could become impure princes, and wear a whole wardrobe of abberrant symbiotes.
Anonymous
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>>142987
I DM 3.5e, so the creatures I create are mostly templated and refluffed existing creatures. It makes it easier to calculate CR of monsters and treat the party fairly.
Anonymous
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>>145341
There's plenty of giant spiders in mythology. Them being especially evil was probably more of Tolkien's personal taste.
Anonymous
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>>142987
>>145345
The "Pyroclastic Barghests" (see >>145336 → ) are my take on on variant Barghests for use in Red Hand of Doom. I decided to use traits of variant fiends to make them closer to Abishai, using the variant half-fiend traits on the old WotC articles. Igave them dragonspawn traits, using pyroclastic dragons, since Pyroclastic dragons are planar dragons of Gehenna. I won't go into specifics of their stats here since I still intend to use more of them in my ongoing campaign.

I've also made statblocks for several monsters in the past year, most of which I never actually got to use since the PCs didn't travel in the direction I expected them to or they ended up not being necessary to the plot. Examples include "Timber Wolves" (Greenbound Horrid Dire Wolves), "Lizard Queen" (Half-Abishai variant half-fiend Female Blackscale lizardfolk, Dragon Shaman 4), an "Ordained Zealot" (Greenspawn Zealot with the Monster of Legend Template, Cleric 1, Talon of Tiamat 2; casts as lvl 7 Cleric), and an "The Great Spirit Lion Ikelos" (Advanced Elder Ghost Brute Horrid Dire Lion, Evolved Undead, Spirit of the Woods).
I didn't actually use any of these guys, but I had their statblocks just in case I wanted to take the story in a different direction.

Red Hand Of Doom spoilers:
I'm also working on a certain multi-headed, tauric, monster-of-legend, half-dragon, fiendish lammassu to throw at my party at my party later if the time calls. And of course, plenty of variant Dragonspawn abominations.
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>>145346
Yea its weird, most spiders in mythos are not evil but curent popular media makes them so. I'm trying to figure out how to put dark elves in my homebrew based on more real life myths and legend.
Anonymous
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>>145348
Dark elves in mythos had nothing to do with spiders.
I think at some point they were actually synonymous with dwarves.
Anonymous
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No.145355
For DMs:
How do you keep your games moving? In my games (d&d) ensuring that the party gets to experience at least a set minimum amount of content (about 4 party-level encounters per adventuring day, and one adventuring day per session; social events count if skill is involved) is my highest priority as a DM. I can't stand games where the PCs just stand around talking and not doing anything, or when time stretches into infinity and twelve or sessions are spent in the same week. However, it can be difficult keeping things up to speed, and takes a lot of energy out of me. My sessions tend to go on for a long time, and once I get exhausted I find myself cutting a few corners to not-suck, particularly with NPC dialogue that I sometimes skip when not essential, but that threatens to make my games look like combat marathons and might bore my party in a different way. Keeping pre-written maps/stats/quotes/descriptions/flowcharts on hand helps, but it doesn't help with improvising.

Does anybody have some strategies to share for what makes a fun, action-packed, colorful and descriptive, dialogue-intensive adventuring session? I want to hone my skills to be a better DM for my next game.
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>>145349
Are dark elves not a Original idea from DnD?
Anonymous
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>>145632
Not at all.
Literally just search "Dark elf mythology":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%B6kk%C3%A1lfar_and_Lj%C3%B3s%C3%A1lfar
Anonymous
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>>145636
Interesting, will see if i cant find more info on them.
Anonymous
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By the way, you guys know any good books or what not about european creatures and legends/myths? I want to make my homebrew more european acurate and i need some good info.
Anonymous
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>>145798
I usually just use wikipedia, but I've also seen a couple dragon magazine articles that sometimes give insights into the historic roots of certain races.
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>>145344
Ok, now that I have more DnD experience and know the full deal with aberrations, I suppose that fits my characteristics. Idk, I just like the idea of somebody taking a druid hostage only for the druid's clothing to suddenly go fucking apeshit and kill everything in sight before calming down and putting itself back on him.
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>>146968
>him
Fag
Anonymous
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>>146969
Not everything is sex.
Anonymous
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No.147174
>>146968
Could work, just make sure its not overpowerd.
Anonymous
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No.147175
>>146968
What edition of d&d is this supposed to be?
Anonymous
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Despite having a place to do it here, I tend to find myself drifting back to other forums to for fulfilling tabletop discussion. It's not that there's nobody here to talk about it with, it just feels like threads just don't stay active.

What would be a good way to facilitate tabletop discussion, for various games, on this board?
Anonymous
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>>147497
Like, we have ttrpgs being played on this board, but virtually no discussion of them. I've tried making threads before, but I don't get very many replies.
I know the Horsefucker Pathfinder community is abundant, but maybe this site's username is just to thin to facilitate discussion...
Anonymous
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>>147551
Perhaps, but while many anons play ttrpgs, not everyone cares to discuss the, self included
>literally playing dnd right noe
Anonymous
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>>147552
What edition do you play?
I've been trying to get into Pathfinder.
Anonymous
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>>147553
I've played every edition of dnd, including the 'advanced' ones (except 4e). I really like 5e, but 2eAd is my favorite (good luck finding players tho e_e).
Havent ventured into PF, heard good things about PF1 and mixed reactions to PF2
Anonymous
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>>147554
PF2e is pretty well designed. Much better than D&D 5e, in my opinion. Not hard to play, and pretty well balanced. I really want to play more of it. I'm actually just about to join a Ponyfinder game in that edition.
I find that PF2e has a couple vague similarities to what was innovative about d&d 4e, except it's not full crappy pitfalls.
PF1e is similar to d&d 3.5e, improved in many ways and questionably changed in others. It's pretty fun.

I haven't played 2e, but I've read the rules. I like it better than 5e.
I've been aiming to play d&d 2e for a while just to get an authentic Dark Sun experience, although that's a quest that's been going on for years now... No other edition really represents Athas correctly, except maybe d&d 4e.

D&D 5e is my least favorite edition, tbh. I've spent a long time playing it and reading all of its books hoping I'd learn to like it, but that just had the opposite effect on me. It's just not my cup of tea, and I could go on for days about why I don't like it, but I don't feel like doing that now.
It is easy to get into though, which contributes to it's popularity. I think it's simplicity is highly overrated though, considering that nearly every 5e DM ends up writing half a book's worth of homebrew
and houserules just to make it enjoyable.

For D&D 4e, all I can really say is that an attempt was made. The edition flopped for reasons (primarily because it alienated 3.5e players and failed to create its own fanbase), but not for any lack of trying. I think some of its combat mechanics and abilities are actually pretty well designed. It's also very well balanced on a class by class level, with all classes being consistently good at what they do without overshadowing each other. However "balance" isn't always what people want out of an RPG.
I'd still gladly play a short game of it if I had the chance though.
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We have indeed had a couple long-running ttrpg games on this board. I don't really consider chansites to be the best medium for most ttrpgs though. Most of the ones that have run more like unformal CYOAs.
Although maybe I should have a bit more faith in it and we could get more gaming threads running here. Not sure what a game on a chansite really requires to run smoothly though.
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>>147556
>I don't really consider chansites to be the best medium for most ttrpgs though.
No contest, discord was the superior platform for managing a small group of intrepid adventurers. Once
Having said, I would much prefer a (notably delayed) anon forum to the potential risks of having everything axed cuz some zebra got his panties in a bunch over pale horses
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>>147557
Discord is only good for voice, tbh. Most competent groups also incorporate an online tabletop of sorts like Roll20 or Foundry.
I am open to the idea of Anon forums only because I want to use /mlpol/ as much as possible, but I don't know how to really enable a quality game that runs entirely on /mlpol/. If anything, it would require a well thought-out system, and even then it can only realistically run at a small fraction of the pace of a typical PbP game (and boy are PbP games SLOW).
/mlpol/ has better potential to run /qst/ style games than ttrpgs. I just haven't heard of any interest in the matter.
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>>147560
Mlpol is fine for a slow-paced, not 'sitting down and concentrating' sort of non-intensive game. Beyond that, meh, I dont recommend
Anonymous
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>>147561
That's why I said it's better for /qst/ style games, or CYOAs. Other chansites do that pretty well.
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>>147562
>/qst/ and COYA
Enjoy the cancer
Anonymous
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>>147563
Wtf are you talking about? CYOAs are fun. And /qst/ has plenty of good content that actually works on chansite mediums.
Besides, a slow-moving "ttrpg" with almost no combat or exploration may as well just be a CYOA.
Anonymous
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There was the Luftkrieg CYOA that sadly ground to a halt when /pone/ did. Maybe those threads are worth resurrecting. This site could use more original Aryanne content.
Anonymous
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>>147563
What's not to like about collaborative storytelling?
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Support this it needs to be a thing
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>>147568
Why to atomize the poners?
/mlpol/ central s just fine. Or I missing something?
Anonymous
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>>147568
What is this and how does it relate to ttrpgs?
Anonymous
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How many of you guys play Ponyfinder and/or play any other ttrpgs that take place in Equestria or pony-themed settings?
Anonymous
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>>147571
me, they are hard to find though. Really would like to try early D&D
Anonymous
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>>147572
How early are you talking about?
Anonymous
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>>147573
advanced or 2nd edition
Anonymous
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>>147575
I've been looking into second edition a bit, but finding groups is tough. They do exist out there though.
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>>147568
What is it?
Anonymous
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>>147577
It looks like a twitter page.