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by Seston Tempiri
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Creating our "For Real" PCs
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: Creating our "For Real" PCs

Talis the Ardent Goetic who Disgorges Creatures.

I'm likely to eschew Right or Left hand politics and summon from the green, though Talis sees herself as something nested between the Green and the Red given the nature of the creatures with her.
by Seston Tempiri
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Creating our "For Real" PCs
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: Creating our "For Real" PCs

Leaning towards an Ardent Goetic Who Disgorges Creatures. So, yeah, I'm likely going dark.
by Seston Tempiri
Thu May 28, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Downtime Options in the Recovering Dwarven Fortress
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Downtime Options in the Recovering Dwarven Fortress

Here some options for downtime if it happens. You can read aout downtime basics in the PHB p. 187. Begin to learn dwarven or learn proficiency with a new set of tools. Craft basic equipment. Research: Learn lore of the area, the dwarves, or related subjects. Expend any basic spells or item uses over...
by Seston Tempiri
Thu May 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 05/28/2020 - Frostbite bites it
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Notes from 05/28/2020 - Frostbite bites it

​Also, I'm thinking this would be a good time for the party to take a week or two of downtime while they await the arrival of Sedon's daughter. If if we have everyone's agreement, we'll do a ten day downtime. You can take a look at some downtime options in the PHB as well as any other tasks that mig...
by Seston Tempiri
Thu May 28, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 05/28/2020 - Frostbite bites it
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Notes from 05/28/2020 - Frostbite bites it

So, for some meta clarity, here's what happened without giving too much away. You faced an adult white dragon and a horned devil. At the adult age, dragon's gain legendary actions (3 per round), as do many of the more distinct powerful creatures in the game. For example, a fully grown mother brain I...
by Seston Tempiri
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 4/11/19 - Skirting conflict
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

Re: Notes from 4/11/19 - Skirting conflict

950 exp Each
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 2/26/19 - Save everyone, take 2 ..
Replies: 6
Views: 3012

Re: Notes from 2/26/19 - Save everyone, take 2 ..

More a demon lord than a god proper.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 2/26/19 - Save everyone, take 2 ..
Replies: 6
Views: 3012

Re: Notes from 2/26/19 - Save everyone, take 2 ..

I'd look over the logs from 4/17-6/17 to recall exactly what is happening in "the present."
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 12/4/18 - All aboard
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Re: Notes from 12/4/18 - All aboard

Well logged.
by Seston Tempiri
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 11/19/18 - A vrocky start
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Re: Notes from 11/19/18 - A vrocky start

Well done on this title.
by Seston Tempiri
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 9/20/18 - Mum isn't the word?
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Re: Notes from 9/20/18 - Mum isn't the word?

Treasure that you've largely identified through use (at least basic abilities)

+1 sword (drow longsword)

+2 greataxe
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure - Logistics
Replies: 8
Views: 3799

Re: Treasure - Logistics

One request. We have a short game window tomorrow, so let's not have a treasure mechanics discussion tomorrow night. At most, I'm willing to offer 10 minutes on this to point people to the forum and maybe name the key issues. 10 minutes max.
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 11411

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

I find typing it into Game Table works well. It would work better if GT copied from Word efficiently.

I'll wait until my 10 year mark with the group before bringing up Roll20.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 11411

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

This discussion has been robust. I'll add my basic philosophy on treasure. First, does it make sense in the context? The treasure needs to be part of the world, story, and inhabitants that own it. It needs to make sense. Second, is it level appropriate. Overall, treasure should be level appropriate....
by Seston Tempiri
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: YouTube: Top 5 Dungeons and Dragons 5e Rules Everyone Gets Wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 2146

Re: YouTube: Top 5 Dungeons and Dragons 5e Rules Everyone Gets Wrong

+1.

I want to start a D&D channel.

The surprise rule as explained here does clean things up.

The bonus action spell is one we do right.

Concentration checks are good.

The INI tie breaker was a good catch!

Death Saves at start of the turn is funny. Didn't catch that.
by Seston Tempiri
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 11411

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

It's also why I've always had a soft spot for boons and talismans. It's easier to make everyone feel special and accounted for. I definitely agree that the parties need some mechanism for division and an accurate ledger. I also confess that tracking your treasure isn't something I see as typically m...
by Seston Tempiri
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Treasure Division - all worlds
Replies: 41
Views: 11411

Re: Treasure Division - all worlds

Some quick thoughts: I do think player agreements can be easier to manage than character agreements. That said, some players like the chaos, erm, story of character agreements. I'm open to a consensus from players if that can be reached for my game. It is harder to use GP value to balance treasure i...
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Need a Ruling
Replies: 13
Views: 3402

Re: Need a Ruling

It's the concurrent versatility of being in Wild Shape and casting spells that makes it so powerful. Allowing a level of versatility that allows a character to tank and heal at maximum capacity for their level doesn't seem like a wise choice from a game balance perspective. It would result in increa...
by Seston Tempiri
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Need a Ruling
Replies: 13
Views: 3402

Re: Need a Ruling

Healing as a Worg Being able to heal others while a worg is a huge bonus--and one I'd say definitely surpasses the once per day extra shift. I like the idea of pursuing this as an option, but it needs to be the center of its own quest. So it's a no for now, but something I'm open to Eclipse pursuing.
by Seston Tempiri
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Need a Ruling
Replies: 13
Views: 3402

Re: Need a Ruling

Spellcasting in Wild Shape: You should not be casting when using wild shape. I should have caught this and paid closer attention. It's allowed at 18th level, but that's too high an ability to give as freebie due to Worg form. In theory a few shapes could talk, so this is more about what abilities t...
by Seston Tempiri
Thu May 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Need a Ruling
Replies: 13
Views: 3402

Re: Need a Ruling

Looking into it.
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D Trusted Sources
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: D&D Trusted Sources

Barring some other consensus emerging from the players, I plan to stick with 5E. If the group decides it wants to move back, we can make it work, but I haven't heard anything to suggest a need yet. I suspect we'll stick with these characters until people want to try something new. I'm not entirely c...
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D Trusted Sources
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: D&D Trusted Sources

What Hazen said is accurate. In addition, the Forgotten Realm game uses the Sword Coast supplement and I've been making use of Volo's Guide and a few other books. We also implemented the new version of the Ranger from Wizards of the Coast that can now be found in Xanathar's Guide. I'm willing to dis...
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Events and Mysteries?
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: Events and Mysteries?

This thread always amuses me.
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 3/27/18 – Creepy crawler
Replies: 9
Views: 1916

Re: Notes from 3/27/18 – Creepy crawler

Was the second sleeping trog killed? I recalled some debate, but I've forgotten whether Mercy finally acted?
by Seston Tempiri
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Events and Mysteries?
Replies: 15
Views: 2949

Re: Events and Mysteries?

Veracity wrote: Mercy can turn into a dragon for 12 or 15 rounds per day. Not that many rounds - just half her level, in rounds, so currently 2 rounds. She recovers one round if she does a long rest. Yes, Mercy can become a young copper dragon for a number of turns equal to her level rounded down. ...
by Seston Tempiri
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: New Character
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

New Character

Hey all, Some details will follow, but I'm going to bring in a new character. In the end, it wasn't worth the hassle (for me and others) to continue with Deelo. I like my escapist leisure time to be escapist and leisurely. The character and the reaction to it was making this impossible, so I'm cutti...
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Backup PCs
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Backup PCs

Not all are sarcastic. Some are heavy risk-takers. Some are masochists. Some are anarchists.
by Seston Tempiri
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Backup PCs
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Backup PCs

I have three half-designed, but that's more a person problem than anything specific to this campaign.

They include an aasimar barbarian, a drow fighter(cavalier), and a human mage.
by Seston Tempiri
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Combat
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: Combat

If there were only three Vistani with us, we likely would have needed to fight our way to the wagons. Excellent tactics could have resulted in us winning, but I don't think the party is there yet. It was an extremely deadly fight, but not a hopeless one. Plus, we had the wagons as an option. We also...
by Seston Tempiri
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 7874

Re: Character classes

Deelo also has a donkey named Glory.
by Seston Tempiri
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 7874

Re: Character classes

Deelo follows Ohgma. He's CG but it's a soft G with some neutral tendencies.

I also think I'm going to run her as a she since I haven't done that in a long time. Not since my Priestess of Shar.
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 7874

Re: Character classes

Veracity wrote:Wizards apparently redesigned their 5e Rangers and posted it here: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/feature ... er-revised

It seems to me that P & R were using these builds. Am I right?



Correct. Sorry I couldn't get the email today.
by Seston Tempiri
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Healing
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: Healing

I tend to agree that at least two people with some healing is useful, especially for a party over the standard size of 4. Covering 5 people is tough would a cleric of Light. That said, short rests are intended to help offset this issue and the party might be more proactive in attempting short rests....
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 7874

Re: Character classes

So, bards are surprisingly good healers, especially at the first stage of levels, 1-5. In fact, unless you're playing a cleric of Life, bards are arguably better healers due to their short rest bonus healing for the party. I think I'm going to create a bard and a cleric, then see which feels right. ...
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Rule sets
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Rule sets

Yep.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 7874

Re: Character classes

Yeah, I'd be willing to play a Loki trickster cleric.

Now, about those Volo races.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 7874

Re: Character classes

"scratch an old itch."

Taladas might be the least known main series setting. It was continent on the opposite side of Krynn from Ansalon.

Whatever you decide. Being from entirely different worlds and becoming trapped in Ravenloft has some nice potential, but it's all your call.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Rule sets
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Rule sets

So, I know rule creep is always an issue groups fear, that said, I wanted to ask: Can we consider races from Volo or class options from Xanathar? Worth considering them as separate questions. Xanathar is more complicated, and I'm happy to share the Volo race options. I'm also happy to share Xanathar...
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 7874

Re: Character classes

I haven't decided the type yet, but a spellcaster is likely. I want an excuse to play with a wide range of spells. It's also one reason, I might be a bit death prone: I'd like to try out a few caster types.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 7874

Re: Character classes

Do we need to know each other n Ravenloft or all be from the same world? I confess that my first inclination is to scratch and old each by playing someone from Taladas.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Our Copper Dragon
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Our Copper Dragon

Answers will arise in game, but, yes, I've taken balance and fairness quite seriously in deciding to introduce this twist.
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cats of Catthulhu
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: Cats of Catthulhu

That's a safe bet.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Paranoia
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Re: Paranoia

I suspect this has more to do with expectations versus Skype, though Skype may be a factor. Tonally, Paranoia is a bit of an absurdist game where the playing out surreal situations is much more the point than long-term character development. Yes, the Computer is typically highly involved in all game...
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Good Time for a Check-in
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: Good Time for a Check-in

It's interesting that the whole world is filled with sarcastic NPCs.


Excellent point. Need to work on diversifying the personalities some more. It's definitely a factor of the overall table tone, but some deeper variance is certainly needed.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Good Time for a Check-in
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: Good Time for a Check-in

Never works out quite right for The Flash. Poor Barry.
by Seston Tempiri
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Good Time for a Check-in
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Good Time for a Check-in

Hi all, With a week off and the Paranoia game on deck, this seems like a good time for a check-in about how everyone is enjoying the game. If you have concerns about the game, elements you're missing in the game, and/or areas you like and want more of, this is a good time to let me know so I can ada...
by Seston Tempiri
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Running XP (Updated for Game 20: Level 4)
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Re: Running XP (Updated for Game 21: Level 4)

Game 20: 250 (3,520)
Game 21: 400 (3,920)
Game 22: 0
Game 23: 1,100
Game 24: 120
Game 25: 0
Game 26: 500
Game 27: 300 (5,940)
Game 28: 250 (6,190)
Game 29: 400 (6,590)
Game 30: 560 (7,150)
Game 31: 175 (7,325)
Game 32: 1,200 (8,525)
Game 33: 700 (10,725)
by Seston Tempiri
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Stinking Evil Owlbears!
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Stinking Evil Owlbears!

You're welcome ;)
by Seston Tempiri
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Experimenting with new RPG
Replies: 13
Views: 7088

Re: Experimenting with new RPG

I doubt the heighten antagonism from either side is going to improve the quality of this discussion. It might be best to decide if we want to work through this issue or simply air grievances. I understand airing grievances and it can be emotionally satisfying, but it is different than working throug...

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