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#92390 Dungeons and Dragons 5e

Posted by Vaeron on 07 August 2014 - 11:35 PM

After a perusal of the PHB, I can report that the Basic rules are pretty comprehensive, outside of some spells and classes/archetypes.


Charging/tripping seem to belong to specific maneuvers available only to certain classes/archetypes (edit: Lockhart points out that trip, at least, is available in the Basic rules). This was a mistake in 4e (making them powers), because once you allow someone else to do one of these things you've made the actual ability worthless for its 'exclusive' owner. Feats seem either overpowered or overly situational, so it's probably best that they're optional. 


Other than those observations, I am pretty pleased with what I see so far.

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#92387 Dungeons and Dragons 5e

Posted by Vaeron on 07 August 2014 - 09:12 PM

Reading something shiny & new from the FLGS today :)

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#83679 Chicken-Fish

Posted by Vaeron on 05 August 2013 - 12:21 AM

How could I have forgotten about the chicken fish? Horrifying, horrifying chicken fish,

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#60927 Fighting Fantasy is back!

Posted by Vaeron on 28 January 2010 - 09:33 PM

That's exactly what they're like! Uncanny! :D

I have though now remembered there's a maze in Warlock of Firetop Mountain which tragically I'm going to have to map to get past! That's just what I had to do the first time!

That one was a pain... You needed three specific keys in the end, and there were six hidden throughout the dungeon. Depending the path you took, it was possible to only find one or two, or to find 5 and still be missing one of the real ones... and not know which of the other 5 were the wrong ones. It was possible to end up with three keys and ALL of them to not fit the lock.


In the Sorcery! series, in Book 2 you needed to figure out a spell to open the gates to the outlands. There were 4 verses, and you needed to figure out the order they went in. I never, after trying a couple times going back through, found out where all 4 verses could be located and so never actually passed that particular book honestly.
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