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by Stik
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: What Makes Heroes
Replies: 7
Views: 622

It is important to remember that the D&D game is intended to simulate heroic fantasy, not reality. Heroic fantasy is about great and exceptional events. Nobody wants to read, or play, a heroic fantasy about the shopkeeper who manages to fill orders with amazing speed, or about the most accomplis...
by Stik
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: So I'm looking for some advice...
Replies: 15
Views: 1083

As the DM for two of those three characters, I can point out one common thread between them: isolation. Angel is isolated because she has trouble putting away her tough side and interacting with people. She wants to be gregarious, but can't figure out how. Larisse is isolated because circumstances f...
by Stik
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: If you were a DnD character...
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

I had a "first" last week. I was headed out to a party at Casa Bardici with my king and queen, and while I was waiting for them to get ready, I stopped in at the encampment next door to ours, where they were having a party of their own. I walked to the fire just as some other entertainers ...
by Stik
Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: If you were a DnD character...
Replies: 20
Views: 1457

Given what I do in the medieval society, I'd have to go with Fighter/Bard.
by Stik
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Magical Items
Replies: 6
Views: 534

How's this? The wizard and linguist Lex retreated to his tower, cutting ties with most of the world, obsessed with his work. His son, in a misguided and tragic attempt to distract the wizard from his obsession, hired a jester for the old man. The jester's efforts were enough to push the wizard over ...
by Stik
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Magical Items
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Isn't this the completely wrong place for this to be posted? The General Roleplaying Discussion section is billed as being specifically for non-D&D topics. That being said, I have an item to post. (And I can't take credit for this one because I didn't create it (credit goes to the guy who occasi...
by Stik
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: different strokes for different cloaks
Replies: 19
Views: 1324

Erik the Viking had a cloak of invisibility that was the size of a hand towel. Amazing device, that.
by Stik
Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: What magic item do you think is utterly indispensable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1154

Probably the most useful item would be a Ring of Regeneration . It makes you more resilient in combat and can be passed around when the party rests so that everyone can get some healing in. Who wouldn't want an item which can bring the average fifth-level party back up from single digits to full hit...
by Stik
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: What magic item do you think is utterly indispensable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1154

None.
Magic items are the spice, not the meat.
While any item is nice to have, no particular item is absolutely necessary.
by Stik
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Why hasnt this ever been put in a book?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Flaming oil, anyone? Types of Grenade-Like Missiles Oil causes damage only when it is lit. This normally requires a two-step process--first soaking the target in flammable oil and then setting it afire. Thus, using flaming oil often requires two successful attacks. A direct hit from flaming oil burn...
by Stik
Fri May 28, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: What can you make of this???
Replies: 3
Views: 405

"This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl... "
by Stik
Mon May 24, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: How much detail should a character have?
Replies: 24
Views: 1399

I'm an artist, and some of my characters, PC or NPC, start out from a sketch and an idea. In that case, the amount of detail is relative to how much the sketch defines the character. Other characters are all about an idea or an attitude, and require very little detail in terms of appearance to make ...
by Stik
Thu May 20, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Ok, interesting question for you?
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Law: 3
Chaos: 6
Good: 3
Evil: 0
by Stik
Mon May 17, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: How many Paladins have you ever known in your games?
Replies: 32
Views: 1988

TETSNBN stands for "The EditionThat Shall Not Be Named."

Some of us old-school players are so unhappy with the products of WOTC that we would prefer to not acknowledge them as being any form of D&D, hence the name.
by Stik
Sun May 16, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: How many Paladins have you ever known in your games?
Replies: 32
Views: 1988

We have one player in our group who loves to play a paladin and has played two, in two different campaigns. And when she doesn't have the scores for it, she winds up playing a LG fighter who is acts pretty much like a paladin. ChaosImp mentions a character who is a "paladin/cleric." Althou...