View Poll Results: What's your Favorite System?

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  • 1e

    2 4.88%
  • 2e

    1 2.44%
  • 3.5e

    8 19.51%
  • d20 (custom rules, etc)

    6 14.63%
  • PF

    11 26.83%
  • 4e

    4 9.76%
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    So, in my group, I tend to DM about half the time, with another doing the other half. Mine are either homegrown campaigns that are set in an original world that I'm trying to get down as a setting for original fiction, or Star Wars. The other guy either runs random games of other stuff (VtM where I'm a Brujah, Modern where I'm a guy kinda based on Ruro Ken Oniwabanshuu set in modern times, Rifts Heroes Unlimited as either a Wonder Woman-esque Artemis-mystically empowered heroine, or a Batman Beyond suit wearer) or published Pathfinder campaigns (Runelords: Sorcerer, Kingmaker: Paladin, Wrath of Righteous: Paladin again). Yes, as my D&D specific choices can tell you, my affinity for Nasu stuff makes a lot of sense.

    We have this running joke in my group about how in any given campaign, two things tend to happen. The first: two of us will end up thinking completely opposite of what we should have been doing (in one of mine, two of my players, a Rogue and a Paladin, the player for the Rogue would always be the person to go "Celibacy, remember?" while the Paladin would be like "Shouldn't you be saying 'I'm checking for traps' right now?") The second: invariably, for some strange reason, we'd always line up on the stuff that we fucked up over, and it was always somehow the worst thing related to our class (in the Kingmaker campaign for instance, our Rogue-Assassin, prior to his poison use abilities, got hit with all sorts of poisons and diseases, including one memorable case where he got lockjaw right after being hit with something that made him want to vomit.)
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    So you DM too? That's cool. Lots of unexpected DMs here. What edition?

    Half of my group thinks they're Lelouch, the other half wants to be Deathklok. It always ends up turning into a clusterfuck. loooool
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    3.5, PF, and the Star Wars one that was 3.5-based. Refused to go 4 because if I wanted that kind of gaming I'd play HeroClix with the same group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos View Post
    So you DM too? That's cool. Lots of unexpected DMs here. What edition?

    Half of my group thinks they're Lelouch, the other half wants to be Deathklok. It always ends up turning into a clusterfuck. loooool
    My group seems to be half murder hobos, the other more...cunning. It creates an odd mix, and tbh sometimes I have a hard time remembering that yes, the enemies should probably surrender at some point.

    They kind of slaughtered a whole bandit camp lately, but I probably should have had them stop after they took down their leader. But it was sort of interesting to see if they could actually do it, and I felt like the bandits figured they had numbers. It's not like the party's all decked out in magic items or something. It sort of annoyed a player or two though.
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    We're kind of murder hobos in my Sorc's game right now, where we are people from a continent sealed off from the one the campaign is on. In addition to kinda going from place to place causing havoc we also kind of broke into an influential noble's home, stole his stuff, killed all the guards and then left his son in the rubble (who we now joke is gonna come back and Harry Potter the shit out of us alongside a character someone in the game made that he decommissioned himself because it was grossly overpowered (as in, do 35 damage per turn reliably at level 5, 15 or so of which is AoE, while wearing heavy armor) )

    The ironic part of being murder hobos is that we were originally a trade expedition so its uh kind of bad for diplomatic purposes but hey nobody knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILurkNoMoar View Post
    ... So the DM has me roll a d20 for all my stats, and that's where the fun began. All my rolls, and therefore stats, were a minimum of 16+, with two of them being 20s. Being a man of his word the DM let me play this insanely broken character. So here I was, a horrendously OP rogue, who was the most powerful DPS character in the party with more HP then our tank.
    I've had my share of broken characters due to rolls. But as most of my group had broken characters, our DM responded by just upping the level of the enemies. And then there were the troll dungeons. Though I think our standard was the same as Christemo's; 4d6 minus the lowest.
    Going off vague memory, but didn't the books change what dice they recommended, for stat rolls, with editions? I remember some things got wonky like THAC0.

    I found a couple of my old sheets. Not my rogue or monk yet... A cleric and a couple sorcerers. Including a half celestial/half elf sorcerer when my group decided to make half-monster characters. Or at least I think that was the one. I think we maybe played those for like one game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Janx View Post
    Actually surprised how popular rogues are here.
    I'm not. They can be rather fun to play.

    Quote Originally Posted by Christemo View Post
    The ironic part of being murder hobos is that we were originally a trade expedition so its uh kind of bad for diplomatic purposes but hey nobody knows.
    Well... if you have anyone with high enough charisma, you can probably talk yourself out of any diplomatic issues.
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    my CHA is only 16 but I have like +15-19 Diplomacy and Bluff

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    In my current D&D campaign I'm a literal hobo, and a teenager wizard at that.

    Also, according to my DM, apparently mundanes can sense when I'm casting a Still, Silent, Eschew Materials spell that is not even targeting them.

    So much for the sneaky stuff I was trying to pull off, hahaha

    Last session I gave up on casting spells other than Locate Object altogether.

    Hell, I considered myself lucky when the (inanimate, mundane) object didn't make its Will save.

    ...I'm not gonna whine though; this is pretty challenging!
    Last edited by aldeayeah; June 23rd, 2015 at 07:19 AM.
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    My current character is really gamebreaking.

    Strength: 7
    Dexterity: 7
    Constitution: 14
    intelligence: 9
    Wisdom: 9
    Charisma: 12

    (Literally lower stat total than a random NPC.)
    Ragnarok, come day of wrath
    That fallen souls might bear our plea.
    To hasten the Divine's return.
    O piteous Wanderer.

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    My character for that same one-shot game (in which the GM made us all roll 3d6s straight) was, pre-racial stat boost,

    STR 6
    DEX 10
    CON 18
    INT 10
    WIS 12
    CHA 12

    Would've been a nice perfect average 10 if weren't for that CON 18 roll.

    Meanwhile, for another campaign I kept rolling such low stats (rerolls and all) that the GM took pity on me and boosted them.
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    My stats were post racial adjustment, incidentally. CON was originally 13 and CHA 11.
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    To hasten the Divine's return.
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    im going to be a paladin with 9 charisma and 16 WIS
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    Meanwhile

    <<<Monk with 18 DEX and WIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos View Post
    im going to be a paladin with 9 charisma and 16 WIS
    ...are you sure you don't want to switch those stats around, mAc? :/

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    reminder mAc that you lose out on +3 to all saves if you dont swap that 16 over to CHA

    Im not one for optimization or anything but thats just deliberately skipping out on being useful.

    Like, you cant even get spells if you dont have at least 10 CHA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reiu View Post
    ...are you sure you don't want to switch those stats around, mAc? :/
    Also, the likable fool is much more fun to play than the dour wise guy!
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    Yeah leave that role to me and my 9 CHA in the class that doesnt need it instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriel View Post
    My current character is really gamebreaking.

    Strength: 7
    Dexterity: 7
    Constitution: 14
    intelligence: 9
    Wisdom: 9
    Charisma: 12

    (Literally lower stat total than a random NPC.)
    I'm sorry.

    I hate to say this but I almost always had stat.s in the double digits. I would only have a single digit if I rolled bad.
    I'm not sure if the rest of my sheets survived the move but I even had some with stat.s in the 20s due to modifiers.


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    To be fair to Siriel('s dice luck),

    Quote Originally Posted by Reiu View Post
    the GM made us all roll 3d6s straight
    instead of the usual 4d6 + discard the lowest. And no swapping stats.

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    I tend to try and give my players something by telling them to roll 3d6+1d8/discard the lowest, and to allocate all six rolls however they want. Of course, there's always one person that ends up with crap stats anyway.
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