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I'm a 3.5 player who is now trying his hand at playing "behind the screen"


Apr
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Apr
5
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
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comment Spell DC Saving Throws
In earlier versions of the Next playtest the DC was 10+ it was later nerfed to 8+
Apr
2
comment How to secretly talk to one of the players while DM'ing?
Generally I disagree with "random gibberish", but the "look at this note & smile knowingly", I couldn't help but smile. (I don't consider this gibberish & shouldn't be used too often lest it lose its effectiveness). All that said, +1
Mar
31
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Mar
23
comment Divinities character sheets for D&D 3.5
True. I never realized the reason almost every Deity from that book was level 20 Fighter & 20 Cleric! I can understand the cleric part to a point but overall, with all the prestige classes (let alone all the expanded regular classes) out there this is just dumb (imo). But the 3.0-3.5 thing makes it understandable now.
Mar
19
comment Initiate Feats DCs for non-spellcasters
I really like your 2.RAW point, however, I don't believe your RAI are interpreted that way by the majority of players. I pointed out more in comment to Josh above (no sense in repeating comments)
Mar
19
comment Initiate Feats DCs for non-spellcasters
@András I do like your thoughts but I gotta agree with Josh, the Ranger only has 1 atk spell per level, so his DCs will not be as important as Pally.
Mar
19
comment Initiate Feats DCs for non-spellcasters
I think it's too early to state that this wasn't a mistake. As you said, they don't have the best track record for "publishing without errors", however, this material isn't "published," it's in beta. Beta implies that it has bugs to be worked out, whether they intended this reading of the rule or not is unknown; they could very well have intended it or it could be an oversight. Personally if it was intended to be denied I think it should explicitly state so just to be clear.
Mar
12
comment Are the orcs of the D&D core canon not above eating sentient humanoids?
3.5 & Next have different default settings. 3.5's default is Greyhawk while Next's is Forgotten Realms.
Mar
7
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Mar
7
comment Initiate Feats DCs for non-spellcasters
You're in the same section, they just refer to it by 2 different words. I used the term listed under spellcasting bonus: "If you are holding a ***magic focus***—a component pouch, orb, rod, staff, wand, or your spellbook—when you cast a spell, you can add your proficiency bonus to the spell’s saving throw DC."
Mar
6
comment Generate an engaging and “realistic” tribe of orcs (also one of ogres)
In that case I believe my newest answer (modified with input from your comment) is the best "the book" can answer your question. Ofcourse individual NPC "flair" will still have to be gathered through the means mentioned in my 1st answer.
Mar
6
revised Generate an engaging and “realistic” tribe of orcs (also one of ogres)
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Mar
6
comment What happens if one's petrified while Enlarged (or Polymorphed)?
This is an AMAZING question that I can't believe hasn't been asked before! I would hope the answer is #1 b/c I think it's awesome and as a DM I would decorate the crap out of some manors/dungeons/halls etc with it. I might even throw in Option 4: The original spell's (enlarge person) timer is temporarily paused during the "petrified condition"!
Mar
6
answered Generate an engaging and “realistic” tribe of orcs (also one of ogres)
Mar
5
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Mar
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comment homerule for experience sharing between party members
It looks as though WotC anticipated your thought. As it dictates that the "investor" must be "willing". Quote: "Any attempt at coercion, through magical or mundane means, to transfer XP will automatically fail" This means even if you threaten them indirectly, ie family member, then the transfer will fail. Although the magical means is confusing to me..if I charm you into believing we're best friends does that count as coercion?
Mar
4
answered Generate an engaging and “realistic” tribe of orcs (also one of ogres)
Mar
4
answered homerule for experience sharing between party members