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by Lyrwik
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Speak with dead, Compels the truth or not (1e or 2e focused)
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Speak with dead, Compels the truth or not (1e or 2e focused)

That's true, but is it really a big issue? All it's really doing is avoiding the cost of the identify spell. Speak with Dead is a 3rd level spell, and if say 5th level party is willing to have one of the priest's precious 3rd level slots dedicated to that, then I'm okay with that. Alternatively, if ...
by Lyrwik
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Speak with dead, Compels the truth or not (1e or 2e focused)
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Speak with dead, Compels the truth or not (1e or 2e focused)

There's a couple of relevant sentences in the 2nd ed spell description: "the priest is able to ask several questions of a dead creature in a set period of time and receive answers according to the knowledge of that creature" - this suggests the creature is compelled to answer. "Even i...
by Lyrwik
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Clerics and scrolls of other gods..
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Clerics and scrolls of other gods..

You aren't praying to a god to cast from them I agree with this. I've always found the idea of divine scrolls a little odd, but I imagine the prayer/divine communion occurs as part of the creation of the scroll, rather than at the time of using the scroll. As such, once the scroll is made, the powe...
by Lyrwik
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 11
Views: 3827

Re: Halloween

We don't really do halloween here (Australia), although its growing (but also faces a lot of resistance as it's seen as Americanisation). I've always thought the idea of halloween lollies being tampered with would be only a slightly higher risk than any other food you may buy/give your kids - in whi...
by Lyrwik
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: How many 'names' the same in your group??
Replies: 3
Views: 9065

Re: How many 'names' the same in your group??

I've had two Todds at times. There was a while where the three of us (I'm not a Todd, but my name also starts with T) were housemates and often played together in a small group of 4. Also the three of us (housemates) all shared the same middle name.
by Lyrwik
Thu May 23, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: players leave, and their characters take cool magic...
Replies: 8
Views: 3500

Re: players leave, and their characters take cool magic...

My approach to this really varies and depends on both in-game and 'meta' factors. The most recent time this occurred (with several items at once), the items which were kept and lost was pretty much a negotiated outcome with the players. The main things I would consider are: If there is a story reaso...
by Lyrwik
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
Replies: 3
Views: 10665

Re: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar

The only thing I know about Warhammer is the PbPs I lurk over at Unseen Servant. I think we have a 1E game going and a 4E game just starting up. I don't think either of them are Age of SIgmar though. Is that the newest iteration? Age of Sigmar is the current iteration of the tabletop game. It's qui...
by Lyrwik
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 6254

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Was his 'social awareness lack' more because he was strange as a person, or because he may have been developmentally challenged? I think it's more of the strange person side. Someone who I'm guessing didn't have a lot of friends growing up/never developed the greatest social skills. To give you an ...
by Lyrwik
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 6254

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Using personal knowledge of the DM to try to predict things which may happen, and/or saying things they think may be possibilities and trying to gauge the DM's expression to see if they're right I don't really see that as being metagaming, more than trying to "Play" the dm. Yeah, it's a b...
by Lyrwik
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 6254

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

I'd have to see an example of that because I'm not sure what you mean. But I don't think that's ever come up for me. The most recent example was the use of a Geas spell on the PCs, with an instruction along the lines of "find the amulets and bring them too me". The main story arc of the g...
by Lyrwik
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 6254

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Being excessively suspicious of everything and everyone without any in-game basis Using personal knowledge of the DM to try to predict things which may happen, and/or saying things they think may be possibilities and trying to gauge the DM's expression to see if they're right Trying to turn magic in...
by Lyrwik
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
Replies: 3
Views: 10665

Re: Warhammer: Age of Sigmar

I haven't played Age of Sigmar. I previously played Warhammer Fantasy and 40K, and they are fun games. However, I've all but given up on them (or at least on WH Fantasy) since they discontinued it to shift to Age of Sigmar.
by Lyrwik
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: How long from time found, to reality??
Replies: 15
Views: 4313

Re: How long from time found, to reality??

I'd always assumed that the limiting factor was less about the techniques required to shape the armour, and more around the quality of metals which could be produced, and whether it could withstand being formed thin enough (to be light enough to be useable) and strong enough to actually do its job. ...
by Lyrwik
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Need advice from 5e enthusiasts
Replies: 7
Views: 13746

Re: Need advice from 5e enthusiasts

I would also suggest Phandelver. However if you're looking for something longer (ie one of the campaign books), I'd say to steer clear of Hoard of the Dragon Queen. It is not well written. I haven't played the other campaign books, but I know a lot of people who enjoyed Curse of Strahd and Storm Kin...
by Lyrwik
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Dragon Magazine in .pdf format
Replies: 16
Views: 24746

Re: Dragon Magazine in .pdf format

Looks like there's some more of them here:
https://thetrove.net/Magazines/Dungeons%20&%20Dragons/