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by Halaster-Blackcloak
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

JadedDm tries again... No, they changed it way before that. In 3rd Edition, they only split if struck with slashing or piercing weapons. In 4th Edition, they changed it back to any kind of attack And then in 5th Edition, they changed it to slashing and lightning damage only. So your knowledge of how...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Meph,the bottom line is that you're the DM and you're right. End of story. The fact that most of the other players agreed just validates that point. The explanation you gave makes sense. The DM can make rulings like this. I would think the player(s) would appreciate the idea that a DM was willing to...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

I'd hate to have to run an edition I didn't like. In fact, I personally wouldn't , but I can understand why others might. What I really don't understand is why they changed the black pudding after how many years? It first appeared in 1974 and it's been divided by "blows" ever since, until ...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

He never mentioned it was a 5E game. His preferred editions listed on his profile say 1E and 2E. I assume that as the default then.
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Time for daddy to paddle the young'uns again. :roll: "If chopped or struck , the monster is broken into two or more parts, each able to attack." - 1E Monster Manual, pg. 10, Black Pudding " All deadly puddings are immune to acid, cold, poison. Lightning bolts and blows from weapons di...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Meph wrote: I disagree here, it's definitely not my mistake. I let them know that I toned the first encounter down because of their level but their character's still would have never known that. Meta gaming is meta gaming...they took knowledge from outside the game and applied it to the game as know...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Oh wow, I never saw that one. Where is it from? What source book I mean?
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Garhkal wrote: Which is something i find it strange. Why would they treat a PC different than a henchman? BOTH are characters, both are fully fledged adventurers.. Just one's played by the DM (in link with the owning player), the other's just played by a player. In a way, I can see the point though....
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

Keighn wrote: As a young DM in the days I didn’t know how to handle metagaming so I started making monsters and items. As a player, I tried to play as the character according to stats and later personality rolls as per the 1e DMG. We had a riot acting in accordance to that. Eventually more than a fe...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: The allure of the mega-dungeon - why?
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: The allure of the mega-dungeon - why?

Keighn wrote: Sometimes you can make the mega-dungeon not appear as a dungeon at all. Some argue the underdark is just a cavern megadungeon and some might argue the Hollow World is a mega museum piece dungeon with its own lighting. Is not a massive town possibly a dungeon? Even the wilderness can ap...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: How long from time found, to reality??
Replies: 15
Views: 2194

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

Historically, it took up to a month or more to make a suit of simple chain mail, and several months (3-4) to create a suit of armor. And that's taking into account already having mastered the design. So on top of the 6 steps I mentioned earlier (which could take decades, not just years), there is th...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Metagaming.. What counts?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Metagaming.. What counts?

I'd agree with everything mentioned thus far. Some of these things are pet peeves of mine, some not as bad. I'll address them, as well as work-arounds I use. A) Monster lore that your character has yet to encounter, but YOU as a player have faced numerous other times with other characters This is a ...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: The allure of the mega-dungeon - why?
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: The allure of the mega-dungeon - why?

Meph wrote: I know the 5E version of Undermountain is a sore subject with you, but my 5E group elected to run it after Dragon Heist. I know you have issues with the monsters/traps included and believe they aren't powerful enough but I will say my group had almost wiped out twice now Not really a sor...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: The allure of the mega-dungeon - why?
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: The allure of the mega-dungeon - why?

Billy_Buttcheese wrote: You bring up a lot of great points about them. But, to be honest, for me, the allure definitely applies more to the player than the DM. At least it does in my case. Do you remember the "World's Largest Dungeon" that came out about 10-12 years ago? It was designed fo...
by Halaster-Blackcloak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: The allure of the mega-dungeon - why?
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

The allure of the mega-dungeon - why?

The mega-dungeon has become such a staple of the D&D game - from Castle Greyhawk to the the Ruins of Undermountain and beyond, every edition and every setting seems to feature one. So - what exactly is the allure of the mega-dungeon? I've actually known players who (overall) were not that find o...