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comment How to handle character death in adventures with save-or-dies
I like your analysis, even though I disagree in a few points. And your solutions...well... I feel that the luck points are not so different from 'purchasing life' - both require to spend limited resources to solve the 'death problem'. And my problem with killing characters is more that some players wrote elaborate backstories and really give life to their character - two characters would just split that effort (as time for rpg prep is limited). Still, great answer. +1
Nov
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comment How to handle character death in adventures with save-or-dies
That is a great idea, and would work nicely for the current D&D Next rules.
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Nov
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comment How to calculate cantrip damage
No, they don't, as explained in my answer...
Nov
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comment How to calculate cantrip damage
'Non-direct damage' does not mean 'not combat relevant'.
Nov
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comment How to calculate cantrip damage
Still, I feel that Minor Illusion for a mage and Spare the Dying for a cleric are better choices than the damage cantrips. If you mainly want to be a damage dealer, don't be a full-caster :)
Nov
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comment How to calculate cantrip damage
I am not really sure why you think that +3/1d8+3 is so much different from +3/1d8+effect. And if you want to be a gish that casts and does direct damage, you can still build a mage with +3 on INT and +3 on DEX that uses finesse or ranged weapons. And even if not, the damage cantrips are ranged (or at least provide reach like Shillelagh).
Nov
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comment How to calculate cantrip damage
Well, direct damage effect have been a suboptimal choice for for spellcasters in D&D for a long time. They have other strengths :)
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answered How to calculate cantrip damage
Nov
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comment How to handle character death in adventures with save-or-dies
But that only really works once. And if not, if the player knows their god will rez them, it's similar to the 'friendly priest' example above...
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comment Conversion of LotFP (OSR) monsters to D&D Next Final Playtest rules
And on a side note: I ran LotFP's 'Better than any man', and I have to say it's the best adventure I've ever ran, even better than my previous favourite Planescape: Fires of Dis.
Nov
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comment Conversion of LotFP (OSR) monsters to D&D Next Final Playtest rules
Great answer. I just ran a session (before I saw your answer) and used the following: Double HP, and To Hit either 4 or 5 ( +3 or +4 main stat bonus + proficiency, and gave the casters a direct-damage cantrip where needed). I really like the part of your answer about non-stat differences. Random encounters and non-hostile monsters I always had in my games (even in 4e ;)), the moral system sounds great, and while I believe I give lots of freedom to my players, this is certainly something I can improve in. Thanks!
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answered How does BAB from prestige classes stack with normal BAB?
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