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by Seston Tempiri
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 4/11/19 - Skirting conflict
Replies: 3
Views: 161

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

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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: 311

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: 311

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: 336

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: 235

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: 273

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: 732

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: 2283

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: 2283

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: 629

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: 2283

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: 2283

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: 1100

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: 1100

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: 1100

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: 1100

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: 535

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: 535

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: 1170

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: 588

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: 1170

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: 404

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: 452

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: 452

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: 834

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: 3463

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: 3463

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: 3463

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: 253

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: 3463

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: 493

Re: Rule sets

Yep.
by Seston Tempiri
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Character classes
Replies: 45
Views: 3463

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: 3463

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: 493

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: 3463

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: 3463

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: 358

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: 558

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: 530

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: 756

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: 756

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: 756

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: 988

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: 310

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: 2460

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...
by Seston Tempiri
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Experimenting with new RPG
Replies: 13
Views: 2460

Re: Experimenting with new RPG

The arrest was the only bit of railroading I noticed last night, and it was the same type you'd see in any RPG module: overwhelming odds. The rest seemed largely back and forths along failures and successes, though we're still learning how to construct and explain those outcomes. I didn't really see...
by Seston Tempiri
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: Good start!
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Good start!

Yes. It was fun. Figuring out the complication bit may be the most difficult in unplanned scenes. Seems like you need a bit of a flowchart mechanic for that process. Something of a choose your own adventure style path system that makes the flow look more open and descriptive while keeping it constra...
by Seston Tempiri
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Paranoia
Topic: What character?
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: What character?

I find quite a few interesting, but I'll take Mal if no one else is clamoring for the job.
by Seston Tempiri
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 6/2/17 - Can't keep a good zombie down
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Notes from 6/2/17 - Can't keep a good zombie down

There are other (and safer) options for identifying items, like the Identify spell. It's a ritual spell, but I don't know if anyone in the party has access. It also carries a steep cost at your level (100gp). Maybe a higher cost than the risk of a curse. No one is bound to these attuned items. Thoug...
by Seston Tempiri
Wed May 17, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Buying supplies
Replies: 17
Views: 1412

Re: Buying supplies

Yes, the exact phrase is "class spell list" which doesn't clarify.

I'm going to rule that if your subclass can potentially cast a spell, you can use a scroll with that spell.

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