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Is it possible to make a game that’s low crunch but still fun for martials and casters?
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>>81846917
Instead of a range of success, you roll under multiple times. I think it should be simplified to simply reaching a DC like dnd, and then momentum can give you stacked advantages.
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>>81846184
I like Conans crunch level but it would have been better if it had a custom system instead of the generic one Modiphius forces on everything.
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>>81841696
>skirmish warband wargame
>low crunch
Does not compute
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Strike! is 4e but ridiculously simple. Wouldn't call it low crunch, but the lowest possible while keeping most of the srpg fun.
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>>81841622
>low crunch but still fun
No. Not in my experience.

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>>81839470
I don't get this joke but I feel like I may have at once point.
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>>81845821
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>>81844589
why would you fuck my mom?
she's past 70 yo
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>>81839288
fuck you

So by now the idea of a magic caster who gets their powers from their lineage is a pretty common enough thing in D&D & other games. They get thematic effects based on a variety of progenitors & its fun & cool. But why havent we ever gotten a Martial version of it? A fightertype whose great great granddaddy was a dragon so now he has dragon scales & can channel elemental fire into his sword, or a faeblooded knight who moves with the grace of a river nymph & commands the waters? I think it has enough merit to justify a class, & not just a generic spellsword either
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>>81846222
except he has described a mechanically generic concept, and slapped some fluff on it. it all comes down to fluff, once the mechanics are laid out.

stupid calls others retarded, and doesn't even know what the word means.
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>>81842702
>Martial Caster
Already exists
>No but not Paladin, sorcerer fluff with martial magic-user.
If the fluff is the only part that matters then you can just re-do Paladin and ask your DM to switch the smites from Radiant to Force damage.

That said, you can also multi-class and get this anyway; Dragonblooded Sorc gets you free base 13 AC, dex can prop that up to 18 if you want, or go Sorc/Monk or Sorc/Barbarian to get the same, though Barb is probably the better bet since Rage amps up how much value you can get out of your HP (limited because of your d6/d12 mixup) and you generally want to make Con your 2nd highest stat anyway as a Sorc, or your highest as a MC Hybrid.

Fluffwise, Wild Magic Barb and Wild Magic Sorc stack up just fine, as would pairing Storm Bloodline w/ Storm Herald Barb, or Abberant Mind w/ Beast to mix warping your mind with warping your body.

You won't get higher spell slots so for spells known you pick exclusively spells that you don't need to scale up later; shield, feather fall, absorb elements, expeditious retreat; stuff that lets you get to what you're trying to maul faster, things that let you tank harder or mitigate damage more as the magical brick you're trying to be. Anything that requires concentration is going to mostly be a non-combat spell for you because you're Going to get hit a lot as a martial warrior.

>>81842989
>"A bit limited because it's really just a hybrid of Sorcerer & Barbarian"
WHAT ARE YOU ASKING FOR IF NOT LITERALLY THAT?!
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>>81846222
>a giant blooded barbarian who grows in strength and size.
That's literally the fighter rune knight in 5e.
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>>81846222
Except people did suggest things like the Bloodrager >>81842900 which were called >>81842900 'a bit limited'.
OP absolutely just wants a generic gish, but for the flavor of it to specifically be a magical bloodline.
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>>81846222
>Hes talking saying something like a dragon blooded knight who manifests scales
Eldritch Scion and Bloodrager can have a Dragon bloodline that gives natural armor, claws and even dragon wings. That's not only generic fluff, but a mechanic specifically designed to represent the manifestation of dragon traits.
>https://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/hybrid-classes/bloodrager/bloodrager-bloodlines/paizo-bloodrager-bloodlines/draconic/

>or a giant blooded barbarian who grows in strength and size.
A bloodrager with Abyssal bloodline grows one size category every time he rages and he also gets a bunch of STR bonus later on.
>https://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/hybrid-classes/bloodrager/bloodrager-bloodlines/paizo-bloodrager-bloodlines/abyssal/

That's exactly what OP asked for. Just shut up if you don't what you're talking about.

>roll Rogue
>sneak into the king's throne room
>silently remove a concealed knife from my scroll
>Nat 1
>the DM describes me chasing the king around a pillar like a Looney Tunes skit
>the royal doctor chucks a medicine bag at me and knocks me out with a Nat Twenty
True story
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>>81832725
Well that’s stupid.
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>>81832725
lmao
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kek
moar
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It's okay OP, I understood the reference

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How deep is SotDL's lore?
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>>81834543
Imagine if D&D threads were full of people spamming the description of Otyugh's and how they lurk in sewers and piles of manure, or posting the Stinking Cloud spell to imply that Crawford had a fart fetish.
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>>81829492
imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
I feel nothing but validation. You're welcome, faggot.
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>>81846114
There are no implication with SotDL.
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>>81808213
Explain?
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>>81804344
How powerful are local lords in this setting?

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What would you do if your character became leader of a small rural village?
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>>81822775
Imagine cutting off a monster's head only for eyes to pop out of its back and for it to continue attacking like nothing happened.
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>>81822775
Politely decline, I'm not about to be tied down babysitting a bunch of inbred mudrakers
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>>81822775
Prima nocta
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>>81822775
>if
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>>81822775
All the men train hard, to fight to be strong to be fight and to strong.
uWEA
THEN WE assault next villagee
kill hte whoman
fuck the whore
take their men
train the men as our soldiers slaves to be strong but weakers than us
then have larger army, and we assualt the next village.
Kill all women, take the men.
Rinse and rpepeat
gATHER large trained army of men, kill women, fuch whore.

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Pick your campaign setting
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>>81825173
Idk I think heroshire might be a more thematic location
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>>81821328
>Sometimes the old ways are the best and cliches are good to leave as is.
Execution counts for more than creativity
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>>81845118
You're probably right and the trade routes agree. Looks like Heroshire is the birthplace and tutorial area then Townberg for lower level adventuring.
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>>81821070
Not bad of a map.
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>>81821070
I feel like most fantasy maps have this issue. My biggest pet peeve is that map makers tend to shape their maps to conform to the page they are writing it on. There are so many square or rectangular continents in fantasy. Game of Thrones is horrible with this. The continents look like you took a sheet of paper and tore the edges just a little bit.

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#NotMyFuture Edition

Previous Thread: >>81803549

A thread for discussing the 'Star Trek' franchise and its various gaming adaptations.

Game Resources

Star Trek Adventures
-Official Modiphius Page (Rules, FAQ and Player Resources)
>http://www.modiphius.com/star-trek.html
-Homebrew Collection
>https://continuingmissionsta.com/
-PDF Collection
>https://www.mediafire.com/folder/0w33ywljd1pdt/Star_Trek_Adventures

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Here's hoping the /stg/ lolcow leaves the next thread alone.
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>>81846736
>Riker finished me off.
Ah, so you are Pakled?
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>>81847733
Unlikely
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>>81844028
That bit where the Vulcan ship comes in during the Pakled fight is pure sex. I've listened to those eight seconds over and over several times.

If I'm feeling that when usually I barely notice the background score I think that's some sort of praise.
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>>81845767
Wait, the YouTube channel who happened to have an employee named Christopher Poole? What happened?

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ON THE PREVIOUS ISSUE OF /SUPERS/: >>81517682

>What is /supers/?
The thread for all things superhero, supervillain and other super-related stuff. RPGs, miniature games, card games and all other /tg/ related games go here.

>Examples of games:
Mutants & Masterminds, HERO System, Marvel Crisis Protocol, DC Multiverse Miniature Game, HeroClix, Marvel Champions Card Game and anything else that doesn't necessarily have a dedicated thread.

>SRD
The SRD for Mutants and Masterminds 3e:
https://www.d20herosrd.com/

>PDF Repo
https://github.com/Thunderless/MythComicSetting/tree/master/Myth%20Comics/Rules/Mutants%20and%20Masterminds%203e


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>>81846676
5e's been terrible for the broader gamespace, frankly. It's cannibalizing smaller, more niche game communities.
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>>81847240
I could play 2-3 sessions a week if I could fit them in, it was great. I hate that 5E has become so prevalent. It and PF are their own thing that has almost nothing to do with roleplaying. The only "fun" is figuring out rules and combos when you're just starting.
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>>81847329
I wouldn't mind the cannibalization if the game allowed for any sort of creativity. It's almost completely linear. Every combat is unavoidable and to the death and you're mostly talking to the DM and not with teammates. The modules even teach people how to be linear and how to create 6-8 combats per session so players don't do their own thing.
Something about determinism and salt.
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>>81847439
Yeah I'm kinda burned out on 5e because of it. I enjoy roleplaying and doing fantasy shit but combat system I'm a little burned out by it. I've been playing in a FFG Star Wars group and been enjoying the hell out of that. I'm running a 5e game right now but I don't even get excited when we play anymore. I'll enjoy myself but it's starting to feel like a chore.
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>>81847494
Same.
Once a year, when I want needlessly detailed combat, I just play a bit of magic or battletech.
I was even in a 5E group that outright banned roleplaying during sessions. You have chat if you want to rp.
I miss sessions that were freeform rp most of the time, with very little time spent on rolling dice or opening pdfs. The psychic character I talked about, he killed by tieing people's shoelaces telekinetically while invisible and then setting them on fire. Can't do that when everyone at the table has a 5e mindset.

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What was the coolest thing your character did in a battle in recent memory? I'm looking for inspiaration for my own character's actions, so bonus points for any cool stunts with a spear.
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Somewhat recently?

Well, he basically beat a giant robot worm so hard it turned into turned into molten slag.
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>>81837817
Same thing happened, but to my friend. Was hype as fuck.
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>>81837726
Wizard gave me haste and i punched a manticore in all three of it's faces, killing it
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>>81837726
>cool stunts with a spear
Used one as a pole vault once, to get behind an enemy. System or resolution matters here, this was in a Spellbound Kingdoms game, some D&D DMs might not have given me the same odds.
>spear tactics in general
Attack from the second rank, use like a quarterstaff to knock out human enemies or do bludgeoning damage to skeletons, hire mercenaries or henchmen and get them all spears so you can form a hedgehog, use to prod for traps without carrying a separate ten foot pole, stick a helmet on the tip and poke over cover to draw fire, use to spearfish (the trick is to get the tip below the water first and only watch the part below the water, so you're lined up right).
It's one of my favorite weapons/pieces of gear in old school D&D.
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>>81837726
Rode a giant gorilla up a high school wall to fight an evil cyborg T-Rex

Undead Edition

>UA: Travelers of the Multiverse
https://media.wizards.com/2021/dnd/downloads/UA2021_TravelersoftheMultiverse.pdf

>5etools
https://5e.tools/

>Trove
The T̶r̶o̶v̶e̶ Vault (seed, please!):
bit<dot>ly/2Y1w4Md

>Resources:
http://pastebin.com/X1TFNxck


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>>81847931
How the fuck does that happen?
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>>81846201
Support eloquence bard. Thunderwave and my 1d8 guitar and my dragon breath are the only offensive tools I have and I love it, even if my inner min-maxer is screaming "dip sorc, hex, or genie!" And I say no.

My Dragonheist is the perfect campaign for him. DM might do wild beyond the witchlight next... though months as a tier 1 bard is taking it's toll. I wanna play a combat guy after being a heavy talker.
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>>81846755
Saying "Guys, I haven't been seduced." is metagaming you fucking idiot, a charmed creature would NOT say that unless commanded to by the Charmer, which would be a verbal command to begin with so the party would know regardless. Charm doesn't cause you to do random shit in benefit of the charmer, ONLY what you're commanded to do within the rules of spell.
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>>81848637
Nice
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>>81843164
I don't, but I run SotDL and when I want DM advice I ask here and pretend it's a 5e campaign

Ornate models are objectively terrible and space marines don't need fuck tons of bullshit plastered over them to look good, that was never their aesthetic manletfags edition

>BT designers interview
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/10/21/redesigning-the-black-templars-how-the-team-updated-the-chapter-that-refuses-to-change/

>Prepare Yourself for the Mayhem of War Zone Octarius with a Sneak Peek Inside Rising Tide
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2021/10/14/prepare-yourself-for-the-mayhem-of-war-zone-octarius-with-a-sneak-peek-inside-rising-tide/

>Downloads; Rules Errata, FAQs:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/downloads/
https://www.warhammer-community.com/faqs

>New /40kg/ Temporal Rules Mega:
cUUWURwR#LNTFjIFB4-aemXYqnJrDpg
>New 40k 9th rules backup Mega

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>>81848924
I am not talking about the models you retard, I prefer assault marine models to assault ints. Nothing wrong with assault int models, maybe one day they will get a jump pack option and delete assault marines for good.
Because the way it is seeing that 1A, no transhuman, no fight twice etc. is just bullshit

same with the captain, no master crafted because?
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>>81848943
no
>>81848941
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>>81848875
Legit almost quit nids because of how much these models suck
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>>81848943
>no tq
Thread wars retard
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>>81848895
>they fucking were
No they weren't, they've always been useless garbage who couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag.

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What games get skill systems right?

Alternatively, what games present a good alternative to skill systems?
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>>81840440
Consider splitting such broad skills into 2-3 different skills.
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>>81825841
Unironically, D&D 5e's proficiency bonus system is pretty good and simple and the skill system has just about the right number of skills to not feel bloated. The only problem is that the default skills have some overlap and module writers are too stupid to utilize them well.
The system also is easily hackable to use straight ability checks or background proficiencies.
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>>81847157
Unironically give me one thousand dollars.
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>>81825841
Hero System
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>>81831814
Isn't ACKS just skills as feats?

ATTENTION!!!

Anyone who wants to police what someone is allowed to play for any other reason than cohesion of the setting is a Cunt.

Thanks for your attention
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>>81846866
What's the point of mimicking an object people want to attack? The whole point is to get them to let their guard down.
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>>81847028
The message was left by a different spirit, they're pranksters
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>>81847028
I suppose in that specific case, it's because no one expects the illusory wall to do anything but fade, so don't ready up for a second attack. Only really works in the context of the game its parodying.
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>>81846841
OP literally said "for any other reason than cohesion of the setting"
You fucking agree with him
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>>81847092
Yes, looks like he was too busy projecting an imaginary enemy to actually understand what was beeing said.

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Happy Friday /tg/! I think this format is ripe for this board, regardless of system or edition or what have you, lets talk about traditional games.

Whataya:
>PLANAN
>PLAYAN
>WATCHAN
>LISTENAN
>READAN
>EATAN
>DRINKAN
>FAPPAN
>FEELAN
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>>PLANAN
Trying to figure out the next course of action for our Nechronica explorer party. Turns out we've stumbled straight into an old acquaintance (and likely source of trauma) for one of the PCs; they want to be friends again but it's looking a lot like we might be coming to blows with her soon.
We also figured out that the mysterious obelisks around our home town are empathic death lasers, which I guess explains why nothing attacks the place.

>>PLAYAN
Nothin' today (except some Kenshi). Nechronica game #1 is on Monday and #2 is on Tuesday.

>>WATCHAN
Nothin' really.

>>LISTENAN
Found a band called Arcadian Wild recently. Pretty nice if you like hippy dippy indie folk music.

>>READAN

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>>FAPPAN
>HERESY
Did you masturbate to Chaos Marines?
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>>81842267
>PLANAN
I’m writing a new adventure for my Conan 2d20 campaign.
>PLAYAN
Tomorrow I’ll be running the next session of my Conan 2d20 campaign.
>WATCHAN
I recently rewatched Spectre with my gf.
>LISTENAN
I found this Uyghur musician who plays Uyghur folk music but unfortunately the chinks put him in a camp two years ago.
>READAN
I’m reading through the Arabian Nights and its inspiring me for my campaign.
>EATAN
I had two pizzas today.
>DRINKAN
I just had tea with my mom.

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>>81842267
>>PLANAN
How to instill cosmic dread without going overboard and tainting the game themes of comradrie and brotherhood
>>PLAYAN
Gurps 4th Ed, homebrewed setting
>>WATCHAN
The wire season 5, which is a huge diatraction
>>LISTENAN
Bo Burnham bruv. On repeat
>>READAN
1632 series
>>EATAN
Chili, sammitch
>>DRINKAN
DO THE DEW

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>>81842267
>>PLANAN
A change in careers and going back to school for the necessary certification
>>PLAYAN
Tonight is game night. Will vouch for Hansa Teutonica. Might also get a game in of El Grande, Cosmic Frog or Evolution: Climate.
>>WATCHAN
What we do in the shadows and Star Trek: Lower decks.
>>LISTENAN
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets High Visceral
>>READAN
Gibson's Virtual Light. It's pretty comfy.
>>EATAN
Homemade Méli-Mélo my mother in law prepared for me.
>>DRINKAN
Canada Dry ginger Ale

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