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    Yesterday, 01:05 AM
    Ithelryn replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    "Well," Yrisz whispers to Konstansz as she falls into line in front of the Rebus Legothete, "We solved something that Pradize wasn't really able to solve, or at least those redeculous boys did." Then she pauses for a second chewing on her lower lip in thought, "I wonder what is making those...
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    Yesterday, 12:59 AM
    Good thing you can't roll on edits as I managed to hit post before I got the number correct (or the name for that matter). Shall we try again. Religion Check
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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:54 AM
    Sorry, life still crazy, thank you all for finding a solution guys, and what a solution it proved to be. No, I'd never have figured it out (though it would have been nice if I had rolled an Insight check for Yrisz as she might have idiot-savanted it). It all worked out all the same. I really am...
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    11-24-2014, 03:54 PM
    (from "The Analytical Language of John Wilkins" by Jorge Luis Borges.) Nothing bores me more than long lists of things, unless they're funny. (See above.) So anyone who expects a detailed and insightful review of a Monster Manual for Monte Cook's The Strange may as well Abandon All Hope, as...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    11-23-2014, 03:23 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    Of course, there is always the list of "cursed" items which grant large bonuses that reverse upon the performance of a particular action, which certain clever players go to great lengths to avoid said actions, leading to certain hillarious sequences in game.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    11-23-2014, 03:09 PM
    Thank you.
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    11-21-2014, 06:15 PM
    Simon W replied to a thread Triumphant! in Beyond Belief Games
    I've just struck a deal with these Spanish book publishers to publish a Spanish language version of Triumphant! Super Heroic RPG.
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    11-21-2014, 03:25 PM
    Simon W started a thread LULU sale in Beyond Belief Games
    Today through November 24, get 30% off all softcover books with code FLASH30 and 50% off all hardcover books with code HC50 http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/simonwashbourne
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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    11-18-2014, 12:49 AM
    I've never been very good with puzzles (actually I'm totally horrid with them). I'm thinking and thinking, but I have no new ideas, as as this appears to be an arcana type problem, Yrisz isn't much help either. That said, if it is an Insight type problem, which is to say her ability to read the...
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    11-14-2014, 08:09 AM
    Matt James replied to a thread [Gear (General)] New downloads in Campaign Resources
    Thank you for this!
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  • Matt James's Avatar
    11-14-2014, 08:08 AM
    Sounds awesome! I'll scrap together more swag from WotC to hand out (by the way, if any other company wants to have their products highlighted, we can make that work! WotC is the only one that does right now).
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  • Matt James's Avatar
    11-14-2014, 07:50 AM
    I'll see what can be done. I believe a 3PP app is being used that produces the mobile version. I'll check.
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    11-14-2014, 04:30 AM
    Recently I've been playing The Strange with a reasonably stable group. Yesterday I had an idea for a space-opera style recursion (parallel world for the rest of the gaming world), and having nobody else to tell I'm telling you. Don't you feel special? The problem with wedging an entire galaxy,...
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    11-13-2014, 02:20 PM
    I think I've seen it else where too. Thanks for the info.
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    11-12-2014, 12:39 PM
    There is"top" link at the bottom of each page to return to top; could we have a jump to bottom link for moving to the bottom of a long thread link placed at the top of each page, please? It would be handy when I'm posting from a mobile device that doesn't have a page up or page down function.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    11-12-2014, 12:32 PM
    Ii is Oolanatari's psi-crystal. It gets independent actions, useful for situational awareness and the occasional action.Path rolled initiative a couple of posts prior to that.
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    11-12-2014, 12:46 AM
    Ithelryn replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    After the horror filled excitement of watching her comrades nearly skinned and definitely swallowed by the huge torso mouthed beast, Yrisz remain uncharacteristically quite and almost seems calm as she falls into seeing her friends hurts and concerns. After resting for the time that such succor...
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    11-12-2014, 12:29 AM
    Thank you Umi for assuming that Yrisz would keep using Healing Word. She would. Also don't forget that she tends to have Maximized Healing, which is to say that either Rogur or Derim would have gotten one Maximized Healing Word, and if she was being tactical, due to having to make a short rest...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    11-10-2014, 11:54 PM
    no clue abut iron claw, i was borrowing from dnd5. task types ≠ action types. the task type simply sets a suggested base difficulty.
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    11-09-2014, 01:01 PM
    Ooh, interested!
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    11-09-2014, 12:56 PM
    I am thinking of a tentative ranged system with the ranges being touch, short range, long range, extreme range, out of range; A task type of simple, intermediate, and complex; and some suggested circumstance modifiers for tactical, strategic, moral, environmental, and other conditions. I have also...
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    11-09-2014, 12:35 PM
    nijineko replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    Thank you very much.
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    11-09-2014, 12:28 PM
    I've always tried to do that, but my notes tend to be a mix of written notes and descriptions, visual drawings and symbols, poetry and free associations and streams of conscience. I can usually pick it up from where I left off but others find it tough unlessi am teaching them in person.
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    11-08-2014, 11:21 AM
    nijineko replied to a thread [DM / Player Tools] It's the Law in Campaign Resources
    so... for us less legally educated, what are sumptuary laws and how do they differ from non-sumptuary laws?
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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    11-07-2014, 01:45 AM
    Am...Wow, that was super quick, go team! Which is good, because with our two heavies out of action us light ones were about to get our teeth kicked in! Needless to day, one healing word Rogur! Healing Word which needs Rogur's HS value added
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    11-05-2014, 12:15 PM
    Secondly, I looked deeper into what's going on. Oh my GOD, we are in trouble! Is there any actions that Derim can take in there? Sorry, Palpatim, what a bad time for me to stun Yrisz!
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  • Ithelryn's Avatar
    11-05-2014, 12:10 PM
    Sorry, still super busy, but with that said, no worries as Yrisz is stunned. I didn't respect that Yrisz went towards the end of the round, duh. While I must agree that this is a large percentage of the damage in this campaign for Yrisz, I actually think this is the second time she's been stunned...
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  • nijineko's Avatar
    11-03-2014, 11:33 PM
    it certainly seems that one vs one, small group versus others, and mass combat all lean towards different rules for the situations. most games present the same rules for the first and second - which rule sets usually break down into unmanageable or untimely results when applied to mass combat. ...
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    11-02-2014, 08:06 PM
    Hmmm. Late post, sorry. Thanks for not forgetting her Holy Symbol's power Umi (I keep forgetting). Move: Shift N Standard:Sacred Flame Ampularostrum (with temp HP going to Rogur) Sacred Flame vs Ampularostrum Ref Good luck all. Sacred Flame: (Divine, Implement, Radiant), Standard...
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