Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs

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  1. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out Well-Known Member

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    So, erm, I think we have a WH40K thread somewhere here, so I guess I could make a thread about D&D/Pathfinder/GURPS/Shadowrun/World of Darkness/whatever. So yeah, post war stories (the funnier the better), your favorite characters you've played, and other stuff.

    Recently I was at a convention and I learned aasimar were finally available in D&D adventurer's league official play. I've been wanting to play an aasimar cleric named Talis for a long time now. She's an optimistic and very strange person who seems to come straight from Cloudcuckooland, although she's not stupid - I'm not playing her as a kender. She's actually kind of like Starfire from the Teen Titans cartoon, I guess.

    So I played as her, but I didn't get to do much roleplaying since the session was all about combat. Anyway, the session involved shrunken goblins and a shrunken hill giant, a half-orc barbarian named after the leader of Team Skull from Pokemon Sun and Moon, the other cleric in the party running away in the middle of a battle, a corpse used as a bludgeoning instrument by said barbarian, the same corpse later being used as a light source by replacing its severed head with a lantern, a quacking goblin, a peanut butter covered potion of healing (and by that I mean the bottle itself was covered with peanut butter), and Talis having the worst aim with her crossbow.

    It was honestly pretty hilarious.
     
  2. Dachande

    Dachande Pleasure Toast Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was a DM for years before the DnD rules got all wonky.
    Well, maybe not wonky, but I didn't feel like re-learning the system.

    Anyway, during one particular all night session, I was DM'ing for a few of my closest friends at the time. They ran into a Dracolich. Yeah, an undead dragon. I know huge encounters like that are supposed to be super rare, but the party was pretty strong and I figured I'd give them a challenge.
    Anyway, we had a psionist in the group. The player was this over-privileged rich guy. He was nice, but man he couldn't take criticism.
    The fight commenced, and he rolled the same initiative as the dragon. They both fired, he with a psyonic blast and the dragon with it's breath weapon. He rolled a natural 20, which was an insta-kill. Unfortunately the dragon also hit, killing the character.
    Now here's where it gets fun.
    The player starts freaking out, saying his insta-kill would have prevented the breath weapon from hitting. I, as DM, said he killed the dragon but not the already launched acid. He starts screaming that it's not fair and that he rolled a 20. I said you can stop a killer, but not the bullet.
    At this point, he throws his dice, stomps around the table and is almost near tears.
    The rest of us are trying our best to not laugh out loud at his tantrum.
    SO, I did what any good DM would do and let him live at one hit point.
     
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  3. defstar

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    If this counts our group plays the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG)...not your classic RPG but for my small group (3 members) we can all play as the adventurers and not have to have a person be the DM...also with the cards its cool to see actual pictures on the cards of the boons and monsters you reveal...we do however print custom character sheets so we can personalize our character's name/gender/race...I've never been on board with Pathfinder's stock characters as their setups just seem awkward...we've played through Rise of the Rune Lords and are now about to start Wrath of the Righteous...
     
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  4. Spin-Out

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    I played PF at a convention once. I played a fighter, and I somehow was the only sane man of the party. In other words, I ended up becoming Roy from Order of the Stick, but with hair.
     
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    Just recently got in playing D&D with some friends. Its been a blast. Especially since none of us take it so seriously as to throw fits about anything that happened. Really fun times.
     
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  6. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    Okay, last year I ran Mines of Phandelver. As the players moved in and out, I felt it was better to stay in the area and am running Dragon of Icespire Peak from the Essentials Set.

    They're about at the midway point for that campaign.

    I've had Hoard of the Dragon Queen waiting in the wings and figured most of the 4-player party would be about 4th - 7th level by the time they start it. But Rime of the Frostmaiden looks REALLY REALLY cool, so I have it now too.

    Opinions on which one I should run first? I feel like it would be easier to get my players north to Icewind Dale from Phandalan than trying to escort them to the very southern part of the Sword Coast. On the other hand, events in Hoard might affect the story in RotFM...
     
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    I'd run Frostmaiden. It's a solid adventure and, as you mentioned, getting to Icewind Dale should be pretty straightforward.
     
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  8. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    Has anyone else picked up the Jada mini-figs? I bought the $5 and $15 pack. Not bad but a little big compared to the standard minis. It's the price that's most appealing. I just wish they had more choices in there.
     
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  9. Tasuke

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    i collected D&D for a brief time in my early/mid-teens back in the mid-90's,
    when i was clearly in the midst of my scatterbrained teen period,
    before my true life passions of Anime/Manga and vintage AUDIO/VIDEO equipment were yet to well and truly coalesce.

    i ended up finding several boxed D&D starter sets for dirt cheap at KAY-BEE TOYS (remember them?)
    as well as a couple of old ADVANCED D&D campaign sets, such as "SPELLJAMMER" and "HOLLOW WORLD"

    i never once actually learned to play, mind you, i merely tried my hand at painting the included miniatures,
    and read the daylights out of the more interesting sections of the rulebooks and lore and campaign guides and such.

    i still have them all in storage to this day, though i don't really know why...
     
  10. edgs2099

    edgs2099 Optimistically realistic. Moderator

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    Oh man.
     
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    Laser_Optimus I can do this all day! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Holy crap! They just announced a Drizzt and Guen 6 inch figure two-pack! It looks soooo beautiful. Goes up for preorder on Hasbro Pulse at 5 pm EST after the convention is over. I hope this leads to more figures. Man I would buy so many of Drizzt companions among many others from Forgotten Realms. :lol 
     
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    edgs2099 Optimistically realistic. Moderator

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    edgs2099 Optimistically realistic. Moderator

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    You have no idea. I would buy wave after wave.
     
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    Laser_Optimus I can do this all day! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Same. So much of my youth locked up not just playing D&D and being a DM in that world but also reading Salvatore's books. Yeah, hope this is already a hint at more to come or does well enough for more to happen if this is just a one-off.
     
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    edgs2099 Optimistically realistic. Moderator

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    I feel you. Same here. If they went full blown line, I’d drop ML or Star Wars Black for it without a pause.

    Could you imagine a Drider build-a-fig?
     
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    ZombehDino Fast as a Sharkticon

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    Holy shit! This is the coolest surprise from Hasbro in I don't know how long! Drizzt looks great and Guenhwyvar having full articulation gives me hope that they'll do poseable monsters in this line too. I'd army-build kobolds without a second thought.
     
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    Laser_Optimus I can do this all day! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, a Drider would be amazing. I just told my wife about this and she said that we'd better get a Jarlaxle! :lol 
     
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    I can’t get too excited. If I start dreaming about Elminster, Pikel Bouldershoulder, Jarlaxle, Orcs, and such ill be so sad if this is a one off set.
     
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    Laser_Optimus I can do this all day! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, but fingers crossed we get more. :D 
     
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    ZombehDino Fast as a Sharkticon

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    Dude. You just saying the names makes me even more baselessly excited lol

    ugh what I'd give for a nihiloor
     
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