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How do souls work in your setting?
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>>84555364
>It’s impossible to destroy a soul.
But can you *make* one? And what happens if the population increases with a static number of souls?
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>>84534025
deer musk, except magic
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>>84555364
I presume people capture souls then? Use them as endless batteries?
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>>84536816
Alright, how does he do it? And what about previous settings?
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>>84420344
There's no souls, people cease to exist when they die. However that doesn't mean people know this so they have ideas of what happens after death.

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Touch Grace Edition

>UA: Heroes of Krynn Revisited
https://media.wizards.com/2022/dnd/downloads/UA2022-HeroesofKrynnRevisited.pdf

>New Errata
https://dnd.wizards.com/dndstudioblog/sage-advice-book-updates

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

>Trove
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>>84564128
sure, but they explicitly spelled it out as an option.

kind of like saying "with DMs permission, you can take feats instead of level up ASIs or be Vuman"
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New thread:

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>>84564140
>>84564140
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>>84564141
Yes. Because feats are optional, just like flying monkey familiars.
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>>84562452
Balls don’t touch so it’s not gay, it’s a fact.
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>>84564052
The issue with smite spells is they eat concentration and use a bonus action. So you can't nova, use any concentration spells, or any bonus action stuff if you're multiclassing. And since warlocks kinda suck solo classed it hurts even more.

I confess I hate warlocks though. I tried to play a bladelock before hexblade was released and it was pretty dogshit.

Choose Your Elder God Edition

Tell us about your horror settings, games, etc. Share inspirational art, prompts, etc.

>List of games:
Call of Cthulhu, Chill, Cold and Dark, Degenesis, Delta Green, Don't Rest Your Head, Dread, Esoterrorists/Fear Itself+Book of Unremitting Horror, Fall of Delta Green, GORE, Into The Shadows, KULT, Little Fears, Mothership RPG, Nemesis (free on Arc Dream's website), Nights Black Agents, Silent Legions (Mostly for the tables), Stalker: The SciFi RPG, Symbaroum, Ten Candles, Trail of Cthulhu, Unisystem (All Flesh Must Be Eaten, Witchcraft, Conspiracy X, etc.), Unknown Armies, The Whispering Vault, Vaesen

>Inspirational stuff:
Caitlin R Kiernan, Castlevania, Doom Watch, Fear & Hunger, George Romero, Ghostwatch, House of Leaves, I Am In Eskew, John Carpenter, Kolchak the Nightstalker, Laird Barron, M.R. James, Nick Cutter, Old Gods of Appalachia, Quatermass, Ramsey Campbell, Remedy Series (Alan Wake, Control), SCP Foundation, Scarfolk Council, Shaun Hutson, Silent Hill, Stand Still Stay Silent, The Evil Dead, The Magnus Archives, The Secret World, The Stone Tapes, Anatomy, Thomas Ligotti, Twin Peaks, Vault of Evil forums, toomuchhorrorfiction

Other News:
Degenesis is currently free on the sixmorevodka website V4.
https://degenesis.com/

Current Book Club Topic:

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I found the entirety of Cuckooland ghost in the machine. It's just as unsettling as you'd imagine.

>tl;dr the effects library the HL2 Beta, Silent Hill 2-3, and Postal all pulled from.
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>>84560087
This fills me dread.
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>>84560087
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faGdQ7RIjP0&list=PLC-hKzdMvO0Xk-_3NiTq1-a1pxLE1_lEm
Here is a playlist of extended bits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2MoyP7NbmU&list=PL1k_kxqxtRJyq_dr05MXnXjTWi5Qy9AQG

There's something like 120 samples, some amazing, some cheesy.
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Wrong image but it still works.

I'll write about my Stage 3 Delta Green The Labyrinth campaign once I get back from a concert.
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>>84443158
I don't have a name for him or her, but I just want to say they are very cute because black cats are the best. They are my personal favorite. I love them and your kitty is very very cute also. I love cute black cats. Black cats are cute. I love the color. They are mysterious. They are like a year-round Halooween decoration! They are so cute. You know what isn't cute? Niggers. So don't name your cat after niggers. Respect your cute cat. That's not funny to joke about.

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What can you tell me about it?
Is it any good?
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>>84559838
Two weekends back I played the new Car Wars with an old friend, his dad, and another friend. Shit was majorly cash, after losing a tire I spun out, smacked into my buddy and both of us ended up blasting into a concrete barrier and exploding.
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>>84557123
Mizard?
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>>84561129
Alelee!
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>>84559838
But they should
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>>84557123
If you like brutal, tactical combat systems it might be to your liking.
Two weeks ago, you could get a digital copy of Melee over on Warehouse 23 for free. Don't know about today.

What are the easiest ways to make money within the TTRPG industry these days?
Is it just printing vaguely 5e compatible writing?
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>>84549286
>vaguely 5e compatible writing
Write generic rules agnostic anything and slap 5e all over it instead
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>>84549286
kickstarters while selling hollow promises of your ttrpg vaporware
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>>84549286
>What are the easiest ways to make money within the TTRPG industry these days?
Fraud.
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>>84557613
>I want to know how feasible it is to paint figurine commissions. How do you formulate a reasonable pricing scheme
Do you live in a first world country? Then you cannot compete when it comes to painting commissions. There are quite good people in the southeast Asia region who do commissions for 5 and 10 cents a model to the level that it would require a 20 or 30 per model price to match in a real country. The cost of living is so low that they can do that and still make money. Globalism means you can't compete. Have fun.
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>>84549779
half the CR cast?
the camelface whathshername?

Hey! Quick brain thought.

A devil/demon pact that was actually a pyramid scheme? How do I make that?
Like the goal is to get more people to sell their souls, but I find the thought of it being run like a pyramid scheme (maybe the souls aren't haven't even been processed, and the hosts still have them?)

How might I expand on this idea? has anyone run a scenario like this before I could learn from?
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>>84557594
This concept has probably been done already, only inspired by professional salesmen rather than the liberal soccermoms that usually fall for pyramid schemes.
I mean it's a classic quest prompt for fiend warlocks "go seduce me more souls or yours is next".
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reminds me of DnD Acq Inc and Demon: The Descent
bump for interest
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>>84557594
Pyramid pacts have been suggested a few times on /tg/. Basically a warlock signs a contract and gets the job of recruiting more chumps for the pact.
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>>84557594
Structurally the easiest way is something to the effect of,
"You put your soul on ante. So long as you provide 2 other people's souls within [arbitrarily long time frame, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, etc.] your soul is yours. If you default, your soul is mine.
So long as you are under this compact you will receive the powers of my blessing. Individuals who enter this compact under you will also receive these powers on the same conditions."

This creates a functional pyramid that also ostensibly will not bilk the demon or devil for any potential souls in the end game. Your chief warlock has 2 underlings who have 4 minions who have 8 henchmen who have 16 toadies and so on. Some souls might be lost for the demon in the event that high ranking members of the pyramid die while not in default, but on the whole this standard arrangement should efficiently gather large numbers of souls with minimum supervision.
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What about the ideas of it all being a fraud? Like, the souls that are funned actually go nowhere (or back to their owners, so they can be sold again for extra profit!)

I'd love a campaign involving a subplot like this, where midway through the whole Pyramid collapses.

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Why do wizards hang out in towers? Is it for the mystique value? Is there less magical interference up there? Do they just like the view?
Anyways wizard tower thread I guess.
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>>84548367
JUST TO SEE HIM FLY
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>>84548367
So they may be closer to God so that he mas see and hear their insults to him better. I hate wizards
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>>84548367
Witches are in tune with nature and spend their time deep innawoods.
Plenty of wizards are into astronomy and shit and spend time in towers
Necromancers get stronger in the earth, so they make dungeons.
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>>84562123
I dunno, man, seems like your issue is with Allah than the wizards for defying Him.
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>>84552114
Representative democracy is completely different from athenian democracy

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DEAD GAME GENERAL
POST MINIATURES FROM DEAD GAMES
POST ABOUT A DEAD GAME YOU LIKE
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>>84554612
They were all owned by Mega Minis at one point. After they went under, some of them went to Armorcast but it doesn't look like they have the entire line and most of the other small companies who picked up molds from Mega Minis have gone under or dormant at this point.
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>>84535294
I really like most of the Anima tactics miniatures but I never bought any of them since i never had a use for them.
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>>84558282
They are hard to come from. A lot of a guy with a scroll put there but that's it
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>>84557290
What he said. The other Mega Minis molds went to companies like Midlam and Turnkey (which are great companies), but the Gurthrie Personalities went to Center Stage Minis who disappeared without a trace after a SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED kickstarter.

It is highly likely we will never see the line again because the guy is on the lamm running from all the backers he owes money or minis. REALLY fucking bites, Center Stage had some absolutely fucking kino greens in the works and ready to roll out.
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>>84552985
Oh yeah, I remember hearing about that. I mean, they wouldn't be the first to have it happen to them. I'm a little skeptical about the trying to undercut the manufacturers, since they've been in the business for years at that point, they should've known how it goes, but they also had a lot of overturn in employees at the time, so the new guy might have fucked up.

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Psst... Over here...
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>>84554260
Yes? What is it?
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

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>>84554260
PSST
YOU
YES YOU
OVAH HEEEEEREH
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>>84554260
Hey there big guy, looks like you got my Grindr message
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>>84560250
Who, me?

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I have an idea for a really dumb oneshot session. You are a MINIMUM WAGE COMMANDO working for [INSERT COMPANY HERE]. You each have $20 in your wallet. You have one mission of obvious moral ambiguity that you need to accomplish at any cost (but not more than 20 friggin dollars apparently).
What kinda system would work for this scenario? I tried Hollowpoint a few times, but it ended up kinda funky with the dice destroying mechanics. Some kinda multiplayer, casual system instead? I dunno, so that's why I'm looking for help from you blokes.
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>>84561915
All Out of Bubblegum

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Drill your barrels edition & Remember to put something in the subject edition.

Previous Heresy >>84546426

『Horus Heresy』
>Official Website
https://thehorusheresy.com/
>Official FAQ/Errata/Downloads (Exemplary Battles):
https://www.warhammer-community.com/faqs/#the-horus-heresy
https://www.warhammer-community.com/downloads/#the-horus-heresy
>Thread FAQ (very old, remembers Age of Terra)
https://pastebin.com/iUqNrrA8
>Thread FAQ (suggestion)
https://pastebin.com/8riDmnhS
>30k TACTICA & TIPS

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>>84565216
>Kakophini
Traitor
>Tarvitz
Loyalist
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>>84565244
>Traitor

they dont have that rule in the leaks
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>>84565270
Go away
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>>84565283

is official then ! Trarvitz and his Loyalist Kakophoni bros
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>be me: Variant human fighter/monk
>be not me: Drow elf druid, Half (sea) elf warlock, half (sea and drow) elf rogue/fighter and winged tiefling bard
>use roll20 and discord because of dat rona
>whole gang travels to a well guarded tiefling settlement that's been self-isolating from other races for 50 years to return an NPC to her family
>get inside the city thanks to tiefling representatives
>min-maxed as fuck so I'm fluid in 5 languages, including infernal which tieflings speak
>figure that some of these tieflings who were isolated for 50 years would eventually have infernal as their default language; plus, they might be uncomfortable to seeing outsiders or maybe think they can secretly talk smack about us in a different language
>walk up to two of the horny people at market place
>"I speak to them, in infernal, and ask them where we might find (NPC)'s family"
>T Bard freaks out and scolds me for speaking infernal instead of common
>... what?
>T Bard claims that what my character was doing was racist
>dafuk?
>"Tieflings know common, why are you speaking infernal to them?!"
>explain brainstorm and ask her what the problem is

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>>84557391
Nope sorry. Maybe the guy who posted originally does.
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>>84541376
I agree; not a single British person can speak English properly, and their inability to fluently communicate is a big part of why everyone despises them.
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I've got two.

>be DMing my first campaign
>have one friend who asked to get in when he heard I was DMing
>volunteered that his last DM had it in for him
>should have seen this red flag
>quickly becomes annoyed when his first character isn't up to scratch
>let his character die and let him come back with a new character, because I want happy players
>rolls up with min-maxed Edgelord McEdge
>well, at least he won't complain about his build
>he rejoins the party when they're traveling to another city
>city is closed unless you join a group (fairly lighthearted campaign where every city had its own theme)
>the "cool" groups cost money, and he has none because of the fresh character
>forced to join the jesters' school
>almost everyone else joins it because they think it's hilarious, but this dude is complaining up and down

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>>84561461
>his character gets pushed into the latrine, covered in shit, the entire bar of scumbags laughing at him
>player goes ballistic
>I've never seen someone so angry about a goddamn tabletop roleplaying game
>it's the end of the session, and he storms off
>we actually live in the same building
>go home
>notice one of those mesh windows we have on the front doors is kicked in
>have my suspicions
>casually mention it to staff later, and they say that shit costs a pretty penny, and would very much like to know who did it
>weeks later, when shit has calmed down, bring it up, and he confirms he did it
>he also vandalized his own fridge and sent me an email with DMing tips
>dude might have had anger issues
>remained a troubled player, babying his frankly very strong character
>complaining about minor damage

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>>84541272
Thats easy I would just stop playing with them.

These are always fun. Adventures, characters, what have you

>Nobles want the greatest meal ever
>Turns out dragons can use guns
>Help, my shadow has fallen off
>Save the cheerleader, save the world
>The snails are having civil war
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>fantasy cookoff contest, adventurers source ingredients
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>>84548374
>penis theft is on the rise
>the gay pope wants you dead
>children can't die before age 10
>Dune worm not in a desert
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>>84560849
>>penis theft is on the rise
What you get for buying underwear from what is clearly a witch
The fact that her shop is right next door to her sister's who sells small portals with dicks sticking out as dildos should've been a warning sign as well
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>Battle of the bands murder mystery
>Planet invaded by four-dimensional spiders
>Setting up american embassy to Hell
>Jesus returns, clarifies he is Buddhist
>Ghosts possess people through drug use
>Unkillable monster craves fresh blood, butter
>New subway line accidentaly releases Typhon
>Programmers start coding meta Roko's Basilisk
>George Clinton is the mind behind 9/11
>Aliens infiltrate the local postal agency
>Building a yokai zoo in okinawa
>Godzilla actually greedy realtor wearing stilts
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>>84561735

Ok, last one did it.

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Grey Tide players get the rope Edition

>CSM Combat Patrol
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/05/09/let-the-galaxy-burn-with-a-little-help-from-combat-patrol-chaos-space-marines/

>Knights on pre-order
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2022/05/07/saturday-pre-orders-tonights-the-knight/

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

>Tools to Improve Battlescribe Readability:
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>>84561813
Fuck ya mudda
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>>84560286
Why do I have the explicit impression that you painted these without primer?
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>>84560317
Pretty much every legion except for emperors children, death guard, and thousand sons. Any legionary can fall to khorne then become a berserker.
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>>84560317
legions besides EC, DG and TS can't field them but everything else can, and have other god aligned units in the army too.
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>>84563171
Dumb orangutan get fucked I wrecked you without using a single sugar faggot.

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Monsters that outright kill / eat people on the spot or ones that abduct their victims for other purposes?
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>>84561033
As the ancient brazilians used to say, it is too much sand for my truck.
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>>84561033
>If you stopped struggling so much she could be gentle.
I'm pretty sure hip breaking is on the night's schedule regardless if you struggle or not
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>>84559552
Humans
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>>84559552
The second, easily.
In the original version of ALIEN, the crew don't find Brett or Dallas as the xeno took them to it's nest and they were found later by Ripley partially shifting into new xeno eggs.
Body-horror aside, that is so much worse than the xeno acting as an ambush predator for mere smash and grab food.
I think it's also worse as we assume prior to it the xeno is pulling them away to snack on, then the reveal (in the director's cut re-adding the deleted scene) is shocking to witness.
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>>84559552
Killing people is scarier. Flat out, the scare is much larger, there's bloodspray, all that shit. The scare spike is higher.

But the kidnapping provides a longer lasting, durable fright that can have a good payoff later. It's a longer lasting fear than a simple scare.




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