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What have you been reading lately /tg/?
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>>66857524
just cave and read the Retold version. I tried my hardest to read the original but gave up after the expedition of the youths from the pyramid. Had a much more enjoyable experience with the newer version.
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>>66851541
Why did they make the gnome so sad. I feel bad that the gnome is sad.
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>>66859775
i didnt know that yemen was on the german side in ww1
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>>66851788
The cross scene was pretty kino

Realistically and strategically speaking, how would an army go about purging the Drow? The Underdark is basically a killzone, but is there any realistic way for surface world armies to actually penetrate far enough to do lasting damage and wipe out the Drow cities?
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>>66857181
Exactly (with the caveat that commoners are as abused as nobles, but with 0 benefits). There's also one thing: in FR, at least, they know a different life, because they have alternative deities who go out of their way to reach for them (and who led them to true civilization and prosperity--Ilythiir and Miyeritar--before Lolth reared her ugly head in the Realms) Yet, in over 10k+ years, the vast majority of drow still has faith in Lolth. With 0 meaningful changes, over such a long time of living like shit? Lolwut (also, chaos my ass, that's only strife and stagnation at its finest).
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>>66857684
Lolth can't even make life short and horrible for such people, once they give her the middle finger and escape. The hard part is getting away from the Underdark, but then Eilistraee and her followers are known to actively help them with that. I mean, there are entire communities of surface drow devoted to Eilistraee, yet they don't magically fall into the Abyss because of Lolth.
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>>66857614
The ironic part Is that they genocide's the followers of Eilistraee, the only deity who would have cared to lead then from for Lolth, bur who--left with so few followers and so little power--had no chance to be a meaningful challenge to her mother. So, the "good gods" created one of their worst enemies and severely damaged one of their allies. Top lulz
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>>66860895
genocided* lead them from Lolth*
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>>66857187
The PHB, alongside with sources like MToF or SCAG (or tons of stuff from previous editions) show that drow also have variant cultures (one good, one not as evil as Lolth), at least in FR.

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>Be me
>be bored with generic runs
>ask dm if I can make a homebrew with good backstory
>dm doesn't care as long as it's not broken and if it's good he will incorporate it
>aight.png
>create a warlock
>His name is Beldrem Bartlzyn
>Tried to summon demon to form contract for power
>Accidently summoned a Demon Lord
>This accidental summon required a sacrifice
>This accidental summon did not have a specified sacrificial part/cost due to my novice ass trying this without supervision
>it arbitrarily consumed my arms
>Freaking out an in pain the demon lord took one look at me and grinned
>it asked if I would like to have the ability to hold things again
>I was in pain and shitting my pants at the creature that could blink me and my novice ass out of existence

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>>66860598
>Can summon spells and use mage hand and use drain
>Took Acid Balm and Soul drain
>Cannot use at a distance more than 5 feet
>Cannot use proper grapple but DM allows hands to hold an enemy to act as a type of grapple that can be removed with a dodge modifier if they leave my area of effect
>Cannot dodge well so this is a double edged sword
>Use high charisma modifier to get close to enemy as a beggar or weak begging for life and use that to turn the tide by grabbing them with spooky hands
>goes well so far
>Then we get towards the middle of the campaign and surrounded by a good number of gobbos
>Miss grapples as they stay back
>They keep chucking stones at me
>I cant dodge and they do 1d2 as they are small but I am warlock...Any damage is terrifying
>Run frantically at them to try and get the succ for health
>Friends see armless me chasing gobbos who run in fear from my radius
>start laughing

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>>66860706
>Our entire party started in a slaver march and got free due to me stealing keys from gaurd
>We were in the middle of bumblefuck nowehere woods and the fact we made it to a town was a miracle itself as dm was fully prepared to let us try roughing it in said woods for a few more rounds
>turns out our bard had a bit of a sticky-hand disposition and nicked some things from the goblins that we missed
>Sold some of it for money but pocketed the majority for himself
>He demands the money as it's for his "Cosmetics"
>He is a VERY VERY VERY UGLY looking man in drag as a bard and needs to buy makeup to enhance that
>Can sing like Pavarotti tho
>in character player rolls with his flamboyant ass persona and has us rolling
>Dorf is too busy buying arrows and looking at weapons
>Dorf is an archer and has a grudge against all elves due to being told as a young dorf that they cant "Fire a bow for sh*t" and made it his life goal to best every elf he can in archery out of spite and challenges every he meets
>Hes not amazing but not bad and gets severely depressed when he loses
>Must protecc smol boi
>My armless ass has to take the painstaking quest of figuring out how to get new clothes
>current robe tied about my neck was shredded

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>>66860837
>Direwolf now on it's last legs and us as well
>Dorf player OOC says "GODDAMNIT"
>DM smiles
>Dorf forgot he can speak with wolf
>Rolls for Speak with Animals
>18
>Wolfs ears perk and acknowledges his request to talk
>Both parties still baring their metaphorical fangs
>"What do you wish to speak of before you die you bastards!?"
>Offer to go separate ways and stop additional bloodshed
>Rolls
>6
>Wolf told dorf to fuck off
>"Any last words"

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>>66860598
https://exhentai.org/g/1196655/21c91baffd/

What are the essential parts of a successful dwarf only campaign?
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>>66838673
The artist has (had?) a tumblr page. Found it via reverse image search. No other art of this character, except for one by some other artist. Give up your search, anon, it's not worth the effort.
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>>66859566
Boku
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Obligatory
https://youtu.be/RU4kjjkiZk8
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>>66779096
>Bravery
>Alcoholism
>Elfs are fags
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always intercourse with your dwarven bros but never with your elven bros or you will be thrown out of the mountain upon returning from your adventure

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Can we get a Fey/Fair-folk/Sylvan thread going?
I want to make a celtic character and I need inspiration.
Badass, spoopy, big tiddy, and all genres welcome
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>>66842040
You get build in handlebars.

Could the elder scrolls be a good tabletop or total war game. Although they don’t really get into details about units
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>>66852441
That kitty's titties ain't bitty.
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>>66860485
Yes and?
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>>66860253
Aren’t elves still butthurt about him?
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>>66850998
Let's see possible Armies
-Empire
-Stormcloaks
-Thalmor
-Argonia
-Yokunda
-Tsaesci
-Tang-mo
-Kamal
-Ka'Po'Tun
-Pyandonea
-Daedra
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>>66850998
Has anyone played the ES mod for M2tw? is pretty good. You could play a little bit of that to scratch the ES vidya itch.

hey lads, what are some cool games that use the tarot deck? preferably for two players.
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Strip poker
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>>66860402
something that uses the major arcana in an interesting way
faggot
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>>66860381
Hey kid, do you like acquiring experience and using it in very convoluted way through achetypes? Artesia is the game for you.
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>>66860381
Sine Requie
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarot_card_games

Some traditional card games are using this deck.

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Posted this thread last night, but didn't get any responses, so I'm trying again.
My next character will be an archivist (divine wizard sort of; using a scholarly approach to divine magic) but I've never played one before. What tips do you guys have to roleplay one?
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>>66848178
What made you choose archivist? I like the sound of an Int based cleric. Skill points are nice. How far are you taking it, interested in getting a prestige class?
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>>66860654
>What made you choose archivist?
I pretty much only play Int classes. Wizards are my main one, but I also like factotums. Archivist lets me try my hand at divine casters.
>How far are you taking it, interested in getting a prestige class?
Definitely. I've asked the IRL lorekeepers at minmax for good prestige classes. They recommend Sacred Exorcist, Contemplative, Sovereign Speaker, Loremaster, and Paragnostic Apostle.
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>>66860669
Nice. I hope you have fun with it.Good luck finding all that ancient knowledge.
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>>66848178
I played an Archivist once who had taken to books for divine power because the gods never saw fit to bless him with spells as a Cleric. PC levels for NPCs were kind of rare in that game, but what few Clerics did exist I was very jealous of.
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>>66860816
What did he think of druids? (Or even paladins at that, they get a few spells later on after all.)

In addition to treasure and gold, I came up with a lottery system for the players to find tickets in loot piles. I wanted /tg/'s opinion on it, as well as possible treasures.

Roll 1d12 to determine the suit. 1-5, Monsters, 6-9, Merchants, 10-11, Lovers, 12, Royals.
Roll 1d12 to determine the value. 1-10, that number, 11, Friend of..., 12, Leader of...
If found in the wild, roll 1d4 for it's condition. 2 means common folk wont trade for it, but merchants may, and a 1 means no one but the lottery dealers will have anything to do with it.

A player can buy a specially licence Binder to collect the cards in, for 15 GP. The lottery dealers will not accept any cards not in a Binder.

I'm thinking the players can trade in a Straight (five cards of the same suit in sequential order), a Hoard (5 of the same card) a Set (All cards of a single suit), or a Flush (1 of every card) for various prizes, but I'm having trouble determining the odds of everything, and what prizes are appropriate for the players. (I plan on them being able to collect as soon as their first dungeon loot at lvl 1, but they wont make it to the lottery dealer's city until much later.)

tl;dr, A TCCG in an RPG.
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Odds of any one
Monster card, 42%
Merchant card, 33%
Lovers card, 17%
Royal card, 8%

If my math is right, anyway.

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Bushiroad Cardgames General 71

"Solitary" Knight edition.

Last thread: >>66743273

Come and discuss Vanguard, Buddyfight, Weiss, or any other games/properties Bushiroad owns.

Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/QxKQRhrQ
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>>66858075
Maybe it's getting more support again soon. Onimaru could be entering the anime.
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>>66857268
It's because dragon world dragods arent consistent enough to rape everyone's face.
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When will they announce the Fall regionals and shop dates?
The first events are supposed to start in July.
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>>66859490
i thought you were kidding but holy shit
sasuga bushit
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>>66859490
They're always late with these things

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So this question will be shit and OP is a (confused) fag but still ok. I want your opinion on this.

I am currently playing with group A(3 guys, 2 girls), it's a rather chill group, I'd say 8/10, but the problem is, DM has time only about once a month.(often less) Continouity, immersion in the story ... everything is disjointed.

So, my DM itch started getting to me for creating a group B. Problem is, I am rather burnt out from my job and as much as I love DM-ing, it may be a taxing endevour for me. I know I'm a bit stupid with this urge and I want to get chaos in order by putting more pressure and responcibility on my shoulders, but I'm still thinking about it. I love D&D, I've read and re-read these modules I intend to run... And yet I feel I'll feel the burden of DM-ing after a few weeks and will have to apologize to the group and quit DM-ing.

Any thoughts on this? I know it's stupid, but second opionions sometimes really help.
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Run short campaigns that only last a few sessions.
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>>66860885
OP here.

Shit man, this is great. I totally forgot about it! I used this in the past and ... it went great! Lol, 2nd opinion really counts.

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If your setting has any kind of magic or superhuman powers, where do they come from?

>In the case of magic; is it drawn from life force, a gift from the gods, or ambient energy, native to the material world or otherwise? Some other source not mentioned here, or a combination of multiple sources?

>For superpowers, are they magical abilities being expressed in a manner unlike casting spells? Some kind of limited reality alteration? The result of alien experimentation? Technological alterations and/or freak lab accidents?

>If your setting has psionic abilities, do they somehow come from the brain? Are they energies drawn from another realm, like the Warp? Do they require certain substances?

>If your setting has more than one kind of power or magic, how do the sources relate to each other, if at all? Do they interact in interesting ways?
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>>66854828
Never heard of either of those. What causes the variances in motes?
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>>66856729

Pure happenstance, some people's motes are simply larger than others
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Passenger shards. Shards of a greater, powerful being, drawn to conflict, which attach themselves to suitable hosts that are in high states of distress. Not my idea, it's just the lore I use when I play capeshit because it is the best lore out there.
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>>66857399
Can you enlarge a mote somehow?
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>>66858190
Is that from Worm?

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Make up a setting for a game off the top of your head.
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>>66854899
Time, space, entropy, gravity, thermodynamics. You think that the principles of the universe uphold themselves? Are you fucking retarded? How would that even work? No, there's a whole system of bureaucracy ensuring that everyone in the universe obeys the laws of physics. The reason people don't float away isn't because of gravity just existing, it's because hard-working men and women ensure that no felons start floating everywhere and wrecking everything! There's always some hot-headed punk who think the world doesn't NEED to stay at rest unless an outside force interrupts that rest, and we are here to book the perp and set things straight.

Welcome to the force, rookie. The Physics Force!

>tl;dr what if the laws of physics were actual laws enforced by space cops who would arrest you if you break them
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>>66855453
Would there be cute amoeba girls?
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>>66854899
Country is protected by a dragon because in the capitol is the sancter sanctorum of the religion.
A new emerging rebel group consisting of heretical gnostics is making plans in the underground to overthrow the authority of the church.

Players start as members of the religious organization tasked to find a hideout of the gnostics.
It's not that weird but I came up with it just now.
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Which one you want

>Loli death squads
>Age of Sail with Magical Girls
>Super Persona
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How can immortality be achieved in your setting (or just any setting)? Are there multiple ways to gain eternal life? Is it just agelessness or full on unkillability? Are there any costs or downsides?
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>>66855976
Murder is generally part of larger goals.
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>>66737077
>IMMORTALITY
>Just 5 life
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>>66857286
What is that a reference to?
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>>66857286
Makes it sound easy.
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>>66737132
angel romance?

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> Reality was brought into being by the Demiurge, who sought to improve on his earlier, simpler creation which in turn, was an improvement on its predecessor. The Demiurge's goal is to fashion a truly perfect universe free from entropy so he won't be forced to face eternity alone, and over the epochs, he has seen countless realities crumble beneath the weight of time.
> In the dawn of time, when the first reality, a one-dimensional line of black and white flickering light ceased to exist, he mourned for an eternity, and with each subsequent reality, he has grown more and more detached. Each creation is more detailed, intricate, and longer-lasting than the one before, but to the Demiurge they're gone in the blink of an eye, and he refuses to love them when their loss is inevitable.
> The Demiurge closely studies the processes, physics, and life-forms of each reality for some time, then abandons them to their fate when their stability begins to decline. A string of rotting creations, cruelly mirroring his first on a universal-scale trails the newest to come into being, and for all his cold reason, the Demiurge can't bring himself to end them.
> He has been at work for countless eons, he will be for countless more, and he isn't wholly sure that his endeavor is even possible, but he forces himself to believe it because the alternative is unthinkable.
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>>66855338
What do you mean, a later point?
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>>66824331
How well does extradimensional tech survive in more complex environments? Obviously travellers settle into new chemical analogues relatively well, but how do more intricate artificial systems fare?
>most transaeonic migrant ships are megastructures with glorious architectural features that contrast with their oft-replaced chemical thrusters and filters
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>>66858000
Who is that?
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>>66852840
He's clinging on the future hope of true omnipotence so he can save them. They're suffering for their own good.
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>>66859782
Why not try to create another being like himself?


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