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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #90 on: June 16, 2009, 05:08:21 pm »
To encourage you to get +92 ranks in Escape Artist so you can crawl in via their anus instead.

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #91 on: June 16, 2009, 06:49:14 pm »
To encourage you to get +92 ranks in Escape Artist so you can crawl in via their anus instead.

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #92 on: June 17, 2009, 12:38:18 am »
Con: They accomplished this by making every class the same.  Every single class has the essentially the same sorts of abilities - the difference is that "combat oriented" classes are more likely to roll against Armor than Reflex or Will.  

Since I tend to spend more time alone in my room than actually playing, I like systems where the preparation is in itself fun.

I have to ask if you have played the system?

The classes look the same because the powers are based on the same mechanic.  Put into application the classes play differently because once combat starts each has a different job (with a little over lap) to do.  To use another Wizards property as an analogy, All M:TG cards use the same mechanics but a Red deck plays very differently from a Blue deck.

I have yet to play a PC in 4th Edition but I did get a chance to briefly DM a game.  Personally I thing 4th Edition is the best thing to happen to D&D from a DM's perspective ever.  Encounter set up is no longer a chore and it allowed me to focus more on the story that was being told.
 
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #93 on: June 18, 2009, 03:39:56 pm »
Also the 3.0 psionics sucked hairy goat balls.  3.5 finally made the various psionic classes make sense.  (I am told that in 1st and 2nd ed, psions were like unto tiny gods if they rolled the right special abilities or something.)

In 2nd edition, our party psionicist was trying to prove to us that he was more powerful than our entire party combined. We disagreed.

In the next room, there was an adult gold dragon, the hook for the adventure we were returning from. The psionicist bet us he could kill the dragon singlehandedly. No way, we said, our whole party couldn't take that dragon.


The psionicist gave himself immunity to acid, teleported into the dragon's stomach, drove a +2 spear out of his belly, then teleported back to us. Then he teleported the spear back into his hands. He repeated this until the dragon was dead.


At this point, my paladin changed careers. For several reasons.  :p

Well, for any version of the psion you could use this

214.) Armor of the Invincible Psion (Non-Magical)

This is is a very interesting constituency, this... In addition to the official "Silly" candidate, there is an unofficial "Very Silly" Candidate...In the slab of concrete...
-Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Final Ripoff (Disc 1, Track 22)

This 3 foot by 3 foot by 7 foot block of Steel has a hollow region inside of it in the shape of the person for whom it was made. (This region is lined with a non-metallic ceramic coating, which is, in turn padded; The wearer's skin does not touch the metal of the armor in any place). Its only openings are a viewing port packed with storm-window glass to allow its wearer to see, and a smaller, curved tube to allow for air exchange. The outside end of the air exchange tube has an adamantime grating on it to prevent objects from being inserted into it, and it opens downward, so that no liquids can be poured in. This armor gives its wearer a +10 Armor Bonus to AC, and effectively provides total cover.
Armor Bonus: +10
Max Dexterity Bonus: -5
Arcane Spell Failure Chance: 100%
Armor Check Penalty: 75
Time to Don/Remove: Not Applicable; This Armor cannot be "put on", the would-be wearer must move themself into it using magic and/or psionics.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #94 on: June 18, 2009, 03:46:41 pm »
or this


217.) Armor of the Paranoid Psionic Juggernaut

This +1 Restful, Ghost Touch, Adamantine-Plated, Insta-Don Mithril Armor of the Invincible Psion (See Above) is enhanced to sustain its user without air, food, or water (and has its breathing tube permanently sealed shut with magical force (which, of course, will unseal if an antimagic effect hits the armor, and negates the sustenance effect) ). Additionally, it constantly floats two feet above the ground, and can move up to thirty feet per round at its wearer's mental command. If pushed off a cliff, it falls slowly, as per a Feather Fall spell. the Armor is also enhanced in such a way as to give it an extra +5 resistence bonus to its saving throws against Heat Metal, Chill Metal and Disintegrate.

Prerequisites: Craft Magic (or Psionic) Arms and Armor, Craft Wondrous (or Universal) Item, Levitate, Feather Fall, Resist Energy, Resistence, (Sustenance and/or Create Food and Water) plus the prerequisites for the other, more standard, portions of the armor's magical enhancements (the ghost touch, restful, and insta-don etc. portions)


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Insta-Don

This psionic armor enhancement was designed for use with the Armor of the invincible psion (see above). It allows a psionic character to instantly don the armor (as a standard action) by touching it and expending their psionic focus. it can also be removed in a similar manner.
Price: +750 GP??? Prerequisites: Craft Psionic Arms and Armor, Dimension Door
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2009, 12:14:31 am »
Come to think of it, you might all be interested in the following threads on the D&D message boards:

1001 Silly Magic Items
1001 Silly Monsters
1001 Silly Spells
Layers of the Far Realm of Insanity
Wacky Magic Items



(edit: added "Wacky magic Items" link)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2009, 12:17:09 am by Prelate Diogenes Shandor »
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He who fights with monsters must take care lest he thereby become a monster -Nietzsche

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #96 on: June 24, 2009, 01:02:14 pm »
Oh, and who could forget this:

Eris/Discordia in D&D
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #97 on: June 24, 2009, 01:17:45 pm »
That thread is basically a microcosm of the PD forums.

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #98 on: June 24, 2009, 01:31:02 pm »
Really?

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #99 on: June 24, 2009, 01:34:31 pm »
Neither.

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #100 on: June 24, 2009, 01:40:04 pm »
Really?

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Oh yeah.

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #101 on: June 24, 2009, 03:27:53 pm »
Quote from: that thread Cain linked to
Maybe Discordia is different in Roman mythology, but knowing the love of order that the Romans as a society had, I somehow doubt it. I suspect that the modern day er... religion has a lot of influence on how people see Eris. (I was never clear on that group... sorry if I've offended anyone who takes it a bit more seriously, but I've never met anyone who did.)

 :lulz: Bummer it's archived. We could all troupe over there and pretend to be grievously offended.

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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #102 on: July 06, 2009, 09:26:05 pm »
Potion Equivilents for High Level Spells! Of Questionable Taste!


Craft Spell Powder [Item Creation]
Prerequisites: Brew Potion, Caster level 9th, Craft(Alchemy) 5 ranks
Benefits: You can craft "Spellpowders", spellpowders work much like potions (and use the same formula to determine price, (but see below)) but they can hold any spell of up to 6th level that otherwise meets the requirements for brew potion. Additionally, spellpowders must be inhaled via the nose in order to take effect, and a character using one must make a fortitude save at DC 12 to avoid sneezing uncontrollably, (which causes them to be dazed for one round).
Special: Spellpowders for spells of levels 0-3 cost 15% less to make (in terms of both GP and XP) than the price formula would otherwise indicate.

Craft Arcanme Suppositary [Item Creation]
Prerequisites Brew Potion, Craft Spellpowder, Caster Level 15, Craft(Alchemy) 7 Ranks
Benefits:Benefits: You can craft "Arcane Suppositories", which work much like potions (and use the same formula to determine price, (but see below)) but they can hold any spell of up to 9th level that otherwise meets the requirements for brew potion. Additionally, instead of being drank like a potion or inhaled like spellpowders (see above) Arcane Suppositories are applied by shoving them up your arse (look up "Suppository"), which takes a full round action, can't be done by anybody wearing armor, and forces anybody using one to succeed at a DC 12 fortitude save or be sickened for one round.
Special: Arcane Suppositories for spells of levels 0-3 cost 30% less to make (in terms of GP and XP, and Time) than the price formula would otherwise indicate, and Arcane Suppositories for spells of levels 4-6 cost 15% less to make (in terms of both GP and XP) than the price formula would otherwise indicate.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #103 on: July 30, 2009, 10:19:34 pm »
Bump, since I figured this was a good venue for my post.

I've been really wanting to get into D&D recently, for the first time.  I've read through and mostly digested the 4e rulebook with hopefully a solid enough grasp on the material that I could create a decent character and make it through a play session without being too much the annoying newb.  Anyway, I don't know very many people who play and the local hobby shops don't seem to run consistent games.  I was wondering if anyone had tips for how to find more players (like a forum someone know of for that purpose), or if anyone here is starting up a game looking for some players.  I'm in the *REDACTED* of *REDACTED*, seemingly close to many here.
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Re: WARNING: D&D 3.5 TALK: Demi-Lich vs Tarrasque
« Reply #104 on: July 30, 2009, 10:30:17 pm »
The very fact you learned 4e instead of 3.5 will brand you as an annoying newb pretty much forever.   :argh!:
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