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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    I'm kinda with his buddys there.
    If you got something that keeps the icky things away you stick as close as possible to it.
    I always liked the idea of defensive auras. You wind up having this interesting conflict between bunching up for protection while also giving enemy AoEs a fat target. It makes for interesting gameplay like that.

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    Handbook of Heroes #409: "Never Give Up, Never Surrender"

    In which Magus is grumpled by Swamp Thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    I'm kinda with his buddys there.
    If you got something that keeps the icky things away you stick as close as possible to it.
    What!? That sounds suspiciously like strategy and effective tactics to me. Not in my game, buddy! :P

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    Handbook of Heroes #411: "Sudden But Inevitable."

    You remember how Drow Priestess hired on with The Heroes' support staff? I'm sure that's going well. Let's check in with them why don't we?

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    I get it.
    Commoner is lying because he stabbed the guy.
    And Drow Priestess helped him come up with a excuse cause she's a great party member.
    "If it lives it can be killed.
    If it is dead it can be eaten."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    I get it.
    Commoner is lying because he stabbed the guy.
    And Drow Priestess helped him come up with a excuse cause she's a great party member.
    I suspect you of being an actual drow. #concern

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    Handbook of Heroes #413: "Diva"

    Most of the time, I think that Thief and Wizard are great together. Sometimes, however, I imagine that they have CR + 3 fights with one another.
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    Uh... wizard?
    Do you want to wake up with a slit throat and a knife in your chest?
    Because that's how you wake up with a slit throat and a knife in your chest.

    Quote Originally Posted by DRD1812 View Post
    I suspect you of being an actual drow. #concern
    Nah. Just not stupid enough to disagree with the stab-happy knife ear.

    Err... I mean I don't judge situations at the first glance.
    Those bloodsplatters on Drow Priestess for example?
    Clearly a sign she tried to give first aid and not as someone more prejudiced might think proof she murdered him.
    "If it lives it can be killed.
    If it is dead it can be eaten."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Those bloodsplatters on Drow Priestess for example?
    Clearly a sign she tried to give first aid and not as someone more prejudiced might think proof she murdered him.
    Truly, Drow Priestess is the very model of altruism.

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    Handbook of Heroes #415: "Rocket Jump"

    Sometimes, when you think outside the box too hard, the box explodes. Such is the fate of Sorcerer.
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    Handbook of Heroes #417: "Stupid Deaths"

    As you might have guessed from the title, Magus is indeed involved.
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    Handbook of Heroes #420: "Off-the-Rack Adventuring"

    Speaking of professionalism, you'd think that Elf Princess could bother to memorize her lines. What a hack!

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    For my part, Modules are time savers. DMing takes a lot of prep work (although less so these days if you have a laptop with a nice generator program) so anything that allows you to front load that better is fair game in my book. Having said that, modules aren't a substitute for real thought. Don't drop a bunch of dragon PCs into a dragonslaying module unless youre prepared to shoot the rails with a mass driver. (bonus pun: another name for a mass driver is a railgun).
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    For my part, Modules are time savers. DMing takes a lot of prep work (although less so these days if you have a laptop with a nice generator program) so anything that allows you to front load that better is fair game in my book. Having said that, modules aren't a substitute for real thought. Don't drop a bunch of dragon PCs into a dragonslaying module unless youre prepared to shoot the rails with a mass driver. (bonus pun: another name for a mass driver is a railgun).
    Don't tempt me to run a train heist session around the phrase "derail the campaign." Because I'll do it. So help me I'll do it.

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    Handbook of Heroes #421: "Phoenix Downs"


    The technical term for today's adventure is "role reversal."

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    Handbook of Heroes #424: "Sweet Haul"

    The Red Box is the standard, but I'm more of a Bisque Box guy myself. The Lilac Box was solid too.

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    Handbook of Heroes #426: "Average Damage"


    Don't be smug around Barbarians. They can detect smug auras, at which point they have to save vs. berserker rage.

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    Handbook of Heroes #428: "Supernatural Man of Mystery"


    Necromancer actually perpetrates some Evil in this one! Of course, insofar as her victim is Fighter, she might just be perpetrating Neutral.
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    Handbook of Heroes #430: "Unconfirmed"


    Technically, the creature in today's comic is not a cow. However, the phrase "ride 'em gorgongirl" doesn't have much of a ring to it.

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    Handbook of Heroes #432: "Powers of Perception"


    Today, we learn that Thief has many ranks in Perception. Elf Princess does not.

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    Handbook of Heroes #434: "Size Differential"

    *Theme from 'Attack on Titan' plays*

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    Handbook of Heroes #436: "Exceptional Mount"

    OK sure. I get it. We're talking about your loyal mount / familiar / animal companion / member of the Teamsters Union. You paid for them with feats and class abilities and wages and stuff, which makes them yours! All I'm saying is to remember to treat your minions like NPCs first and personal servants second.

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    If the Handbook Party is anything like my party, being treated as personal servants would be a considerable upgrade over being treated as NPCs.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    If the Handbook Party is anything like my party, being treated as personal servants would be a considerable upgrade over being treated as NPCs.
    Replacing personal servants costs money, but the world has an infinite supply of NPCs that cost nothing. It's sound economics.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    Replacing personal servants costs money, but the world has an infinite supply of NPCs that cost nothing. It's sound economics.
    Like the Thermian said about the cast of Gilligan's Island: "Those poor people...."

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    Handbook of Heroes #438: "The Golf Bag"

    In which we discuss the ideal contents of ever warrior's big golf bag o' weapons.
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