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Apparently we're doing recursion artifacts, but lets see some non-equipment stuff though
If I would do it, I would make it permanents that have the ability "Initiation into X(If you control four [M colored] permanents and four [N colored] permanents, you are Initiation into X for the rest of the game.)"
With 'four' being able to change for balance, but that sounded right to me.
For some reason it just never occurred to me to have a high number, I guess because I was trying to think of how to make it not like ascend. But it may be correct to just have a high number like 8 or 10. I think I do like counting mana symbols though. It feels like devotion which fits the feel right, and it works really well with hybrid. I guess counting permanent colors also works with it though, but counting permanents even more like ascend.
A key difference here is the flavor. Hedron Blade is... a sword that's magi-mechanically good at killing Eldrazi? Uh, okay? Meanwhile this is just a really good hammer / mace, and it makes sense that it wrecks machined nicely.
In Zendikar it was confirmed hedrons were particularly effective at harming eldrazi which was the flavor (its why zada grinds them-- it empowers her goblins to be especially good at fighting eldrazi). But yes, the flavor is definitely better on the hammer that destroys artifacts since it conveys everything by itself. If I were to do anything with the design, I would say to change the template to work with deathtouch. We have keywords specifically to have avoid having things that are similar but not quite. Its less flavorful but more consistent, but I thibk the idea of "hammer that smashes artifacts" conveys enough of the flavor. Hedron Blade doesnt work on your blocks because they didnt want to discourage attacking with the set's devoid creatures, so theres also that aspect of the design as well. But that requires set context to determine.

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>I want to roll to build [x thing that abuses a loophole in the game rules and doesnt exist for a reason]
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Because non-D&D tabletop RPGs are basically theoretical.
That, and depending on the setting magic is hard.
>Cannon balls with multiple exploding runes drawn on them. Cannon balls enchanted to split from one ball into many mid flight
Shit dude, I'm doing that with trebuchets and ballistae now.
Bullets with exploding runes on the back to propel them down the barrel. Instantly leapfrog from muzzle loading black powder to caseless ammunition.
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Every system that isn't freeform (i.e. every system) has mechanics of some kind, nearly always involving numbers and/or rolls.
>tabletop RPGs have to be about either roleplay or numbers

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Try reading this

Also people do produce and sell non-soy food. It's just 5x as expensive as the soy default. Source on that is Run Faster, end of the book.
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Yeah but as it says it's only available to the "most affluent". If its price is so high that only those people can afford it and there's a wide range of supersized plants and animals about then surely more people would seize the opportunity to become farmers since it'd be so much more profitable than most other work.
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It's right in there. There's less arable land because of all kinds of horrible shit going down. New monsters does not necessarily mean land profitable for farming non-soy products. In some cases they may well contribute to the disuse of land.

>more profitable
We really don't have the full picture on that. Higher prices are nice, but there's more going on with ecological disasters, mana levels, and other problems in the sixth world. It could well be a thing where soy and krill have better margins for most agribusiness despite the final products' lower unit cost to consumers.
>It could well be a thing where soy and krill have better margins for most agribusiness
plus the fact that there are no awakened forms of them, so no worries about them burning your house down/eating your workers/poisoning the water table/something else

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*destroys your aesthetic & lvl 5 adventurer*
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Black gunpowder pistols were miserably weak IRL at any range other than point-blank.
Muskets could not hit a target beyond 20 or so yards, and also lost power rapidly with distance.

There is a reason why Napoleonic cavalry went back to armour.
>Expecting people to be able to reasonably explain the way they feel about things is trolling

Autism, everybody.
>You have to be able to logically explain why you like everything you like
Maybe I just enjoy something captain autism.
Guns were a mistake


Now war is boring
Cuirassiers were the only ones who did, and they were considered the elites of cavalry. 1800s breastplates were often lead-lined and "proofed" against gunfire, but were very expensive, bulky, and difficult to produce.

The "muskets can't hit beyond 20 yards" is a meme that was disproven as far back as the 1600s. I forget the name but an English officer got sick of the rumor mill saying guns were a bad replacement for the longbow, so he ran rests and documented them. He concluded that while it did have a more limited range, it was accurate enough up to 100 yards, and men under his command could shoot and reload them effectively after a few weeks of training, compared to the years of training needed for even minimally effective battle use of the longbow.

The earliest handgonnes were quite weak to armor, and though they packed a punch, crossbows outshined them for reload and range. By the 1500s however with the rise of reliable matchlock and experimental wheellock, they rendered plate armor all but obsolete. The average calibre of a matchlock musket was anywhere from .55 to .65 calibres, and the largest ones (usually Spanish) ranged upwards of .89 calibre. By the 1700s, the British had the biggest conventional bore, standardized at .75 calibres and ranging anywhere from .69 to .81. Even the .55 matchlock rounds cut through plate armor like it was butter. Early on they tried proofing plate armor like later breastplates, and while it could stop penetrating hits, the sheer force of a huge ball of lead striking and mushrooming its force could sever muscle and break bones, and proofed plate armor was so heavy that you were barely mobile in it.

Early pistols were less effective at all but short range, yes, but that was their intention. You didn't go shooting a pistol under 8 yards or so, but in that 8 yards, a youth thug could kill a veteran knight in the squeeze of a trigger.

I wanted to make a graveknight in PF. With background all the way from paladin to anti-paladin, then death and resurrection. But I hit the wall with one of the pivotal concepts for this character. I wanted for her to be the power hungry despot, trying to get through ranks even in her paladin career, abusing her status and so on. But how can one hide his destructive and egoistic tendencies from his fellow order and, well, his god? Her flaws won't be strongly prominent at first, of course, but still - even the slightest taint should be visible, right? I just want make the fall a gradual thing, not just a single raped village boy and BAM dark side.
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That's the thing - I don't want for her to be good, just not evil at first. The whole idea is that her family has ties with various religious institutes and overall of benevolent reputation, but she isn't as good from the start. For her, the order is a thing of prestige and tradition. She is obviously religious, but just because gods in this setting are an actual power, she isn't hardline devotee of concepts and domains.
I just don't have a lot of details on follower\god interactions in this setting. By the look of it, getting corrupted is a pretty noticeable thing in PF. All those aura scans and mind reading. God intervention (at least through lesser servants) is also pretty common thing.
This, in a sense.
You're planning very far in advance when you don't know what course the game will take. Start with a fallible paladin and flesh her out from there.
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>playing Pathfinder
I think OP is saying his character starts the game as a graveknight and he's just working on the why and how.

If that's the case, OP, you're really overthinking things. It's not at all implausible your character was just a bad egg. What's happening to your character now, during the game, is the most interesting part of their life. Getting too hung up on what already happened is pointless. It's just a preface for what's happening now.
No-no, I actually know what will happen and how she'll end up as graveknight. Main events take place when she is already undead. Paladin\Anti-paladin thingy is the thing of the past.
You didn't lift the sanctions so I have no choice.

Why doesn't /tg/ want guns in their medieval fantasy?
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I question the validity of using ironbreakers as ammo.

In my Renaissance Mystara setting, cannon are starting to become a thing.

The main advantage is that they are smaller and easier to set up than trebuchets (although they are heavier).

The main disadvantage is that they are finicky around magic and wet weather.

So they're situational.
because one thing leads to another and before you know it's not a medieval fanstasy setting anymore.

Guns require high magic to balance them out and then it escalates from there where either magic or guns become useless.
>I am a total incompetent

What is the most underappreciated class and why is it the Blackguard?
>Gets Negative Paladins Powers.
>Can be a douchbag or honourable Black Knight.
>Loyal af to the cause.
>Gets sweet edgy Paladin honour.
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Blackguards are sweet as fuck, but are forever cursed to have shitty names, their most common class names are either;
>Mispronounced as an archaic spelling of an old insult meaning 'lecher'
>Misinterpreted as Batman
>Or convinced putting a negative in front of a regular class is good enough for a naming scheme
I personally prefer Conquest Paladin because of less edge.
Generaly i like this class as beeing the Paladin of an Evil god rather than an "anti" paladin, whatever that is.

So very much Lawfull Evil rather than Chaotic Evil in DnD terms. Shadowknights in Everquest come to mind as a pretty cool verison of this class.
Okay the thing is, if you are Mr. Turboedgy with spiked plate armor...
no wonder everyone thinks you are Mr. Turboedggy.

Tone that shit down and act like you actually got the Blackguard charisma.
Get some nice clothes, maybe a gambeson, chestplate, some jack chains for your arms.
Also maces yell out "bad guy", get a Estoc, sure it looks gay, but the Freddy Mercury kind of gay.
Also be more down to earth then Mr. Shinybutt the Paladin, feed the starving, they will pay you back, help the people, the more in debt to you the better, Goblins are sentient? who cares about a genocide or two as long as they aren't (Demi-)Humans ?

Be the Hero the people think they need.

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Mods are asleep, post paladins.
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this sounds like erp bullshit
This sounds not like GARO, more like some shitty mashup between drakengard and the witcher with an ample dose of >>58065387
well garo if you threw in some taimanin asagi. Those settings fold over each other surprisingly well.
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It's not centered around him, but in the Dresden Files series there are Knights of the Cross, which are basically paladins. The main one, Michael Carpenter (subtle, I know) is the single best example of what a proper paladin should be like that I'm aware of.

At one point, a vampire goes to try and seduce him, placing her hand on his shoulder, only to reel back in pain when her hand burns in reaction to his faith.
"Hands off the Fist of God"

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Why are risen demons/devils so much rarer than fallen angels?
For the same reason purification is so much rarer than degradation.
Sin is fun.

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Can you stop this dangerous moonscape maker from pounding holes in your armored lines?

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MPTLs are just odd. It does not make any sense to fire a barrage of proton torpedos like that for any other reason than killing fucking capital ships. Especially for an organization that needs to prioritize funds as much as the rebel alliance does.
And even then the mptls main strength in-game is anti-infantry for some reason.
Gameplay >>>> lore

But why make it torps in the first place is beyond me
Does my cynicism excuse the shortcomings of their writers?
Rhetorical question: it does not.
It's less a matter of the things they did wrong, and more a matter of the opportunities they wasted.
They bring back Rex and then criminally under use him.
They introduce Sato's nephew, and then have him conspicuously absent when Sato sacrifices himself.
They reveal and entire planet of Lasat and don't show them, don't have them contribute anything off screen, and don't mention them ever again.
The list goes on and on. I can forgive the saber copters, Ezra shrugging off a 600kph collision with a TIE, and the hyperspace wolves, but I won't forgive wasted plotlines and sloppy story telling. Fillioni and Co are being paid to write this and we KNOW they can do better than this based on part work, so why give them a pass for half assing it?
A mk2 Assault Frigate
>waaaaahhhh it's less then perfect, that means it's terrible!

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Your character was sent with colonists to settle a new place but all the good spots to set up a colony are densely populated by nymph feyspeaker druids who refuse to let anyone else on the land and waters.

How does your character resolve this?
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I go back from where I came and inform my superiors of the situation?
That is assuming they weren't stupid enough to knowingly send me on a "colonizing" mission to a location they already know is densely populated and already has its resources fully claimed.
My party accidently started a huge forest fire the other day
Give them some blankets as a token of goodwill.

The imperium won't mind, chaos tainted land is worthless anyways.
Blankets infected with Hepatitis A?

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What are the bare-bones essentials you just have to have to make a bikini-fantasy/sword-and-sorcery game great?
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Damn, I've never seen that. I have to hunt it down somewhere.

>An age of Magic and Mystery... Power and Passion... Sorcery and Seduction...
...and Boris Vallejo megababes. And looking at IMDb, there's an alternate cover by Luis Royo. They really went all out with this one, it seems.
fuck yeah!
thanks a bunch anon
Well, while fantastic, that's also very depressing.
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What are MRE's like in the 40k universe?
Soylens Viridians - A bland but otherwise filling and somewhat nutritious vat-grown foodstuff. It is also known as "Corpse-Starch" as it is said to be made from human corpses, mixed with random dead animals, plants, and other sources of dead biomatter typically disposed of in Hive cities to be recycled into food to lessen waste. Soylens Viridians is a common staple among underhives, military rations, and other places where high demand for food meets low standards for taste. Several Mechanicus worlds in the Damocles Gulf favor it, considering it a far more efficient means of ingesting nutrients than plain animal tissue. Ciaphas Cain complains about the lack of flavour on a few occasions in his private memoirs.

There's a few listed. Corpse Starch is a more universal Hive-manufactured foodstuff. Others include oily protein bars made from mites, processed algae rations, and various nutrient slimes, and whatever else various agri-worlds produce en-masse to feed the Imperial Guard. Most of these foods are universally bland to unappetising to barely edible, with an uninteresting texture at best and an unpleasant one at worst.

Recaf and Amasec rations are a thing for officers and most regiments, to help keep them alert or improve morale with something more flavorful. LHO sticks as well. Guard regiments also make unauthorized use of more local foodstuffs when they can get their hands on it, prising anything from animal jerky to local fruits to help supplement their own tasteless sustenance. Most officers turn a blind eye since it improves morale and keeps their men better fed, so long as it doesn't cause any additional problems and the most egregious offenses are hidden from sight should the administratum show up for inspection.

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I've been DMing for a year and a couple months, but I'd like to get better.
Any tips/advice?
Also general DM tips thread I guess
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What is your general advice for running Pre-made modules?
Read, re-read, go over with a highlighter pen and tear the guts out of them.
Read place names, NPC names and other key words aloud. If they sound wrong in your voice, change them.
Remember, you're the boss, not the module writer. If you don't like something, change it. You'll be responsible, good or bad, change or no. Might as well be hanged for a crime you actively committed.

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What are your homebrew Pantheons going to be? Give as much detail as you can.

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Belief in the supernatural has been the norm throughout all of human history up until perhaps the last couple of centuries, and even now more people believe in angels, demons, gods, or magic then don't.
You seem to have a vastly overstated or understated view of religion's effects on mankind, and the difficulty of information dissemination prior to modern advances.

And no, a lot of philosophy and theory of ethics wouldn't be changed, since the questions they ask still exist in a universe with Gods. Decartes's Demon isn't noticeably different if his name is Loki. Euthypro's Dilemma doesn't become EASIER with more gods, rather it highlights the fact that, as different gods love different things, but there is a plurality of choices loved by a majority of gods, that perhaps these things are good in and of themselves.

Second, who says the afterlife is verifiable? What, because the Gods say it's there? That's nice, how will they prove it? We know they possess shapeshifters and illusionists. And they have a vested interest in claiming their afterlives exist, as it remains the broad incentive structure for their faith.

Imagine a Scion in which there is no afterlife for humans. Terra Incognita lead to the overworld, where Gods and monsters come from, and death gods have elaborate domains called underworlds, but human souls don't go there. That the afterlife is a lie perpetuated by the Gods, and none of them can accuse the other's of being false without revealing that their own is. This system is identical in functionality to the normal setting, in terms of the world as presented to the population. Oh, sure, Gods can make bodies stand up and walk, and you can maybe talk to the ghosts of the dead, but here's the thing: we already believed those tasks could be achieved, and it didn't stop us.

Why wouldn't technology progress? Did medieval beds magically become softer in this world? Did our desire for faster communications with distant loved ones evaporate? Benjamin Franklin had read the classics. He "knew" that lightning was forged for Zeus by the Cyclopes, but he'd also know, in this world, that other gods claimed to have made it, or wield it.

So his test becomes a demonstration that lightning is an elemental force, like fire. Gods can wield it, but in the absence of their will, it obeys specific laws.

Would there be colonialism? The Melian dialogue in the Peloponnesian War suggests yes. "My gods said I could have this land, and your gods are too weak to stop us."

Would Christianity and Islam arise? Given that, in our real world, as far as we can tell both Yahweh and Allah started as regional deities who then formed monotheistic religions, probably. I mean, the Second Commandment ("You shall have no other Gods before me.") makes perfect sense in a polytheistic world, commanding PRECEDENCE in worship, not exclusivity. As long as he could provide miracles, spawned a particularly famous Scion, and his religion was as accepted and opposed by Rome in roughly the same ways. (I mean, one of the Roman Emperors wanted Yahweh to simply be accepted as part the Roman Pantheon. "Sure, and the Slaves have their Jew God. That makes sense. We've got the room.") A divine messenger comes to the son of a merchant and leads him to a new revelation of the order of the universe, and the words of his God? perfectly acceptable in a world where Gods send messengers and omens with frequency. Would they be the dominating religious forces they are today? Probably not, but it's not like much of what they preach isn't found in other religions, or that people serving other Gods couldn't make the same decisions.
So, Hero fucking when?
The estimates originally put it at the end of February, start of March. There was a recent jump in that timeline that seems to have been overly optimistic. So in the next 2-3 weeks is the frugal guess, but potentially anytime in the next three weeks.

So far, we've had a lot of Purviews' innate powers revealed to us from a playtester, though I foolishly didn't write them down, so I'll have to troll back in the archive to see if the info is still around.

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