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#41 Lockhart

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:51 PM

Tripping, I thought, was already part of the basic rules under the the pushing action.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:10 AM

Tripping, I thought, was already part of the basic rules under the the pushing action.

 

Perhaps so, it was a pretty brief look-over. Maybe the archetypes in question get an 'enhanced' version of the standard ability.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:06 AM

I'm making the most of this rainy afternoon by reading the new 5e rulebook with a nice cup of tea. The A-Team is on in the background. Bliss


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:17 AM

Reading D&D while The A-Team is on? It's like the 80s never went away! :D


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:30 AM

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Is that how Ramrod BellEndBeater scored with @Heather's elf babe? He wow'ed her with his mind-bogglingly smooth 80's dance moves and baggy pants? ;)
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

Still not sure about the bloated headed halflings in the new PHB but overall I like it a lot :)

 

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:54 AM

Bloated headed halflings? Are you sure they haven't been listening to Labour of Love? David's halfling rogue had a head the size and shape of a football, IIRC. (He certainly had plenty of scars from all the times taller people had thrown him into brambles and thorn bushes.) ;)
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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:27 PM

I know what you are saying about the halflings. On the whole I like most of the art in the book but I think that this one didn't quite hit the right notes for me.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:16 PM

David's Halfling seems to have inspired all the race art in the book.

 

HUGE heads and tiny skinny legs... very odd. They certainly seem a lot less child-like than they have in previous editions.

 

Other than that, the art is pretty good :)

 

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:55 PM

I'm playing a Hobbit - sorry, a halfling -  in the Neverwinter MMO and he also seems weirdly out of proportion. Very small feet. And there's no option to be barefoot. I wonder if there's a general move from Wizards to make them less and less like Tolkien's creation.


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:28 PM

Maybe - I guess there has always been copyright issues but now they are going to have tremendously bad backs with such HUGE heads and tiny bodies...

 

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:34 PM

Incidentally, the basic rules PDF has apparently just been updated.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:28 AM

I'm playing a Hobbit - sorry, a halfling -  in the Neverwinter MMO and he also seems weirdly out of proportion. Very small feet. And there's no option to be barefoot. I wonder if there's a general move from Wizards to make them less and less like Tolkien's creation.

 

Maybe - I guess there has always been copyright issues but now they are going to have tremendously bad backs with such HUGE heads and tiny bodies...


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:13 PM

Incidentally, the basic rules PDF has apparently just been updated.

Thanks. I'll be giving that update a good look. I like that they're doing this


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 09:48 AM

David's Halfling seems to have inspired all the race art in the book.
 
HUGE heads and tiny skinny legs... very odd. They certainly seem a lot less child-like than they have in previous editions.


Apparently, you're not alone in disliking the 5e halflings; check out this thread, where the halfling racial picture is generally harangued, e.g. described as looking like "a constipated Cabbage Patch Kid". :)
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Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:28 AM

Not sure what the thought was behind the new halflings. They have tiny tiny feet and massive massive heads. Pretty sure they would all be hunched over with back problems by the age of 10... Perhaps that's why the eat so much - to try and balance them out a bit and bring down their centre of gravity :P

 

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

Not sure what the thought was behind the new halflings. They have tiny tiny feet and massive massive heads.

 

My guess: "We need to make it really obvious that these are nothing at all like Hobbits."


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:03 AM

Incidentally, anyone looking for more 5E actual play podcasts to tide them over until the next Flandelver episode is released, you could try checking out the Brave New Dungeon; they've got an ongoing D&D 5E campaign podcast.
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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:36 AM

Incidentally, anyone looking for more 5E actual play podcasts to tide them over until the next Flandelver episode is released, you could try checking out the Brave New Dungeon; they've got an ongoing D&D 5E campaign podcast.


Also our old friends over at Strand Gamers are releasing pre-recorded material from their playtesting over the past year. Sorry, I don't have a link right now.
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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:55 AM

Also our old friends over at Strand Gamers are releasing pre-recorded material from their playtesting over the past year. Sorry, I don't have a link right now.


Oh, you mean these two shiny baubles, episode 01 and episode 02, from the RPGMP3 ex-pats? ;)
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