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  • JukilianJukilian Member Posts: 1,577 @ - Epic Achaean
    Current Player.
    That's what taking 10 or taking 20 is for.
  • SarathaiSarathai Member Posts: 2,122 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Former DM.
    Nazihk said:
    A natural 1 should always be a failure because you should not be rolling a skill check if the task is so trivial that it is literally impossible for you to fail at it. 
    Yes and no. Bards in 5E, for example, can get skill boosts that can easily break +15 on select rolls. So even if the DC is 15, they should in theory automatically pass.

    Ability checks also note that 5 is "very easy" while 10 is "easy" and so on up the scale. Players should absolutely be able to autopass these checks if they come across them and have chosen to specialise heavily enough in whatever the relevant skill it.
    - (Eleusis): Ellodin says, "The Fissure of Echoes is Sarathai's happy place."
    - With sharp, crackling tones, Kyrra tells you, "The ladies must love you immensely."
    - (Eleusian Ranger Techs): Savira says, "Most of the hard stuff seem to have this built in code like: If adventurer_hitting_me = "Sarathai" then send("terminate and selfdestruct")."
    - (OOC Clan): Makarios says, "Serve well and perish."



  • AralayaAralaya Member Posts: 233 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Current DM.
    Currently dming a 5e game, it is my first time doing an actual campaign but so far im doing good according to my players
  • GreysGreys Member, Seafaring Liason Posts: 642 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Former DM.
    @Aralaya feel free to ask if you want some tips but if they are having fun then sounds good! Using figurines?
  • AralayaAralaya Member Posts: 233 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Current DM.
    @Greys occasionally, we try to but sometimes we just don't feel like using them
  • PuxiPuxi Member Posts: 235 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Interested but never got around to it.
    I've never played DnD cause I don't know anyone who plays it in my area, but I love Critical Role from Geek and Sundry: 
    JacenSenoske
  • SenoskeSenoske Member Posts: 155 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Current DM.
    Puxi said:
    I've never played DnD cause I don't know anyone who plays it in my area, but I love Critical Role from Geek and Sundry: 
    Lovelovelovelove Critical Role.

    Also, for my campaign we just picked up @Leigh! So now I'm running 6 people again. Currently my players are in a tundra environment and wandered into an ice cave halfway up a mountain and ran into a strange Dwarf Druid who made the place her home. Love DMing.
  • SenoskeSenoske Member Posts: 155 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Current DM.
    Necroing this for a shameless plug.

    http://forums.achaea.com/discussion/5609/apr-29th-tabletop-day#latest

    If any of you want to come and play, you're more than welcome to come and play. New or old. Experienced or completely new.
  • FaurFaur Member Posts: 133 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Current Player.
    Was it just me, or did the switch from 3.5 to 4 feel... dirty? Unclean? Like finding out that your hairy, obese uncle was a male stripper?
  • OgnogOgnog Member Posts: 225 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited April 23
    Former Player.
    I started playing D&D back when the basic set was the only one released. Played with a group of school friends on weekends and our game play grew as each new expansion set came out. Stopped playing before Advanced D&D started taking over. Still have a set of dice, but I gave my books away to a young cousin years ago.

  • OgnogOgnog Member Posts: 225 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Former Player.
    Actually, quite a few of our D&D sessions got derailed when one of our group (a chaotic evil wizard) got bored and started backstabbing the rest of the party. That guy is now a CFO for a large company .... figures.

    Oh, and how's this for nerdiness? The same crew used to play these board games called "Diplomacy" and "Machiavelli" with the high school history teacher at lunch.


  • ZenithZenith Member Posts: 7
    Current DM.
    @Ognog Diplomacy is awesome! Though it will put a strain on your friendships like no other board game ever will. As a professor, I would never play this with my students, so mad props to your history teacher.

    Currently not running a game, since I'm now scratching that creative itch with Achaea. It's like an always-on D&D game! In fact, it was my last group changing job schedules and canceling our regular game that brought me back to Achaea in the first place a month or two ago. :+1:
    OgnogLaedha
  • LaedhaLaedha Member Posts: 17
    edited April 24
    Current Player.
    @Ognog @Zenith Diplomacy is the best! My high school boyfriend broke up with me because I broke our no-ships-in-the-English-Channel rule after I promised him I wouldn't. I've tried playing some games remotely but it's just not as much fun with people I don't know. 

    I have it in a closet. Someday I will play it with my kids..... hehe. 
    Ognog
  • DalinorDalinor Moderator Posts: 20 Moderator
    Other tabletop RPG's.
    Not (currently) in a DnD game, but running an Apocalypse World, and occasional other tabletop board games. Never managed to get a Diplomacy group together, it remains upon the bucket list... but a biiiiiiig board game nerd. 
    OgnogGreys
  • CailinCailin Member Posts: 7
    Interested but never got around to it.
    This is actually a recent interest of mine, which probably had an influence on me liking the sound of Achaea when someone told me about it.... but what I'd REALLY like to do is LARPing. Not the 'everyone get on a battlefield and kill each other' kind, which might be fun, but DnD-style LARPing. I've even thought how much fun it would be to LARP Achaea. It's impossible, of course, especially if someone is a rajamala or a xoran, but it's a fun thought.


    I really enjoyed watching the YouTube series 'Tabletop' and 'LARPs the series'.
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