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  • 1e

    2 2.99%
  • 2e

    2 2.99%
  • 3.5e

    10 14.93%
  • d20 (custom rules, etc)

    9 13.43%
  • PF

    14 20.90%
  • 4e

    6 8.96%
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    Tabletop Games Thread

    Here's the D&D thread. My Druid Mage that rides a Dire eagle and had a Blink Dog familiar just got electrocuted by a Chimera after escaping from a banshee that some party members new about but didn't tell us and decided to sleep in the tower anyways.

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    What about 5th edition. It's supposed to be like what people remember 2E being like, except for real.

    Do you play with a school group or something?
    He never sleeps. He never dies.

    Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose. You don't ask why a plague spreads or a field burns. Don't ask why I fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos View Post
    What about 5th edition. It's supposed to be like what people remember 2E being like, except for real.
    I playtested 5e for years, while it was still "D&D Next". Haven't had a chance to play the official finalized 5th Edition since life got busy but I am sure it's equally great.

    D&D 4e was my introduction to tabletop RPGs, and while it was very easy to pick up I realized how valid the criticisms were after getting some experience. A lot of official (textual) support for role-playing got removed or over-simplified in favor of tons of tactical RPG-like mechanics. As a result, official adventures/campaigns felt too combat-focused, with frequent and difficult monster encounters.

    WotC realized this later on and you coudl see them moving away from it with later D&D Encounters mini-campaigns (weekly events) and the Essentials line of books. But 5e really brought it back to a more 2e feeling where the players aren't so governed/constrained by rules. There are far fewer calculations in 5e compared to 4e and 3.5e.

    Basically in 4e, if you wanted to have a good role-playing game, all of that burden was on the personality of the players and the planning/style of the DM. The books themselves didn't have that much lore info. But it was fun, from a video gamer or wargamers' perspective. Which, understandably, is not what most tabletop role-players are looking for. I was fortunate to start with a fantastic D&D Encounters group of actually normal people and not stereotypical neckbeards.

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    Moony avoided becoming fish food in our game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eriko View Post
    Normally DM's would have you reroll any 1s.

    - - - Updated - - -

    And now I chill and wait because I just quadposted...
    I feel like if you're going to go with rolling stats, then you shouldn't back out if you get a bad roll. It's part of the package. Otherwise it just turns into a shitty point buy.

    That said, you can try to do damage control by changing the dice you roll or what bonuses you add. I heard 2d6+4 is good. But even then you always have the chance of somebody rolling all 8's and 9's.

    In a way that's better for highly lethal games where the bad stats can just get killed off and you can roll a new guy. Unless you aren't particularly bothered by low stats or use that for your roleplaying.

    Still in 5e I think standard array is probably best. You get a pre-set array of numbers that you distribute. Something like 15, 13, 12, 10, 9, 8. Everybody gets the same spread and can redistribute.

    I'm still deciding. That grid method looks cool too.

    Quote Originally Posted by mewarmo990 View Post
    I playtested 5e for years, while it was still "D&D Next". Haven't had a chance to play the official finalized 5th Edition since life got busy but I am sure it's equally great.
    The promise of a streamlined D&D that tried to recapture the feel of the older editions is what finally convinced me to start playing. I'd been aware of 4E and 3.5/PF for years but always looked askance at the dozens and dozens of extra books and rigid rules I'd have to shoulder just to play.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bridget View Post
    Although one day I /want/ to be able to play as a straight-faced, non-nonsensical warrior who's too old for this shit.
    lool this is what i was gonna do for my 9 CHA paladin

    aldayeah's "loveable but foolish" idea sounds good too though so im gonna switch that 9 for a 16.

    also check this out

    some guy made a "real life to D&D stats" calculator to determine your stats if you were a D&D character

    http://www.kevinhaw.com/add_quiz.php

    MY RESULTS:

    STR: 9
    INT: 16
    WIS: 16
    DEX: 9
    CON: 6
    CHA: 15
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    Quote Originally Posted by mAc Chaos View Post
    MY RESULTS:

    STR: 9
    INT: 16
    WIS: 16
    DEX: 9
    CON: 6
    CHA: 15
    CON 6? You're the squishiest mage ever.
    don't quote me on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah View Post
    CON 6? You're the squishiest mage ever.
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    I played in highschool, and am still playing with the same group. My DM calls it ED&D. it's a cross between 2e and 3.5 and very detailed. so since I know off both editions I put both editions in the thread.

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    Oh, so he basically made his own version. Neat.

    I just started playing last December. Which made me realize I should've started playing years and years ago. I could have had all those years of terrible awkward games everybody tells stories about later. Ah, the possibilities.
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    All my characters are high optimization but I keep getting killed for the stupidest reaseons. destroyed a church and failed a will save got knocked out cops took my invis ring and my empowered brootch of non detect I was only level six but due to specialization I cast lighting bolt as a level 10. later I destroyed a fortress while I was inside and killed the entire party when it collapsed on us.

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    Me and my current DM have this little game where I make a wizard and he tries to make him useless.
    don't quote me on this

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