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Looking For Players / Re: ParoD&D (alt. Dungeons & Dragons Abridged) [1/3 | 7]
« Last post by AzuraHerald881 on November 21, 2018, 04:12:06 AM »
Hi there, GamerZack.

I just come to notice that you're going a bland new campaign that focus more on the funnier side of life, in regarding that of a D&D feel to toward.

Seeing suching, I was thinking about playing a Monk guy who catch is look like that of a typical Shonen character only when he didn't get a stuat right he crash and burn (e.g. blowing up like broken ice) as a result screaming "Aaauuuuuugh", which 'actually' his catchphrase for the humour most of the time.

Being a good friend, please count me in for I sure I could be in a way in becoming a humour house of the ideas I can come up.
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Looking For Players / Re: ParoD&D (alt. Dungeons & Dragons Abridged) [0/3 | 7]
« Last post by GeekyGamerZack on November 20, 2018, 04:45:44 PM »
@Acetwinelf Pretty much any race and class build from any official 5e source is fair game: sourcebooks, Unearthed Arcana articles, Plane Shift PDFs...and hey, if you want to play something a little more unorthodox, such as a pink dragonborn with candy breath or a warforged druid who plays like something ripped out of Beast Wars, then it just might be allowed. ;)

However, I strongly advise you to at least play a humanoid character. Bend the rules if need be, like a sober, beardless male dwarven wizard, but please don't play something ENTIRELY unorthodox, like a cherry-flavoured gelatinous cube. :P
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Looking For Players / Re: ParoD&D (alt. Dungeons & Dragons Abridged) [0/3 | 7]
« Last post by Acetwinelf on November 20, 2018, 12:02:02 PM »
Im up for it, sounds fun.
How crazy are we talking as far as character creation goes, a owlbear wizard who loves to recite poetry, a nothic rouge that only wants sugary sweets, a gundam comporised of a warforged warlock being the mobile suit while his familiar is the pilot, a dragon who detests gold and gives all his money to charity, a blind kid wizard who has immense luck in his life or eeven a kobold who just wants to be the most famous bard in the world?
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Looking For Players / ParoD&D (alt. Dungeons & Dragons Abridged) [3/7 | 3]
« Last post by GeekyGamerZack on November 20, 2018, 05:28:34 AM »
System: D&D 5E
Style: A tongue-in-cheek, self-parodying balance between exploration, dungeon-delving and storytelling
Players: 3-7
@Acetwinelf
@AzuraHerald881
@BlazingFox
Starting Info: 3rd-level start with XP-based level up
Skill Level: Low-to-moderate, DM tends to be fair and easygoing
Posting Expectations: Ideally every other day
Restrictions: Virtually no restrictions, anything goes (within reason); balance between party classes recommended
Notes: As DM, I put a lot of emphasis on story, so I encourage good roleplaying from every player. I've been told by my group's other DM that I am quite "fair", and I suppose he's right about that, as I don't seek to punish players with brutal challenges and near-impossible monster encounters, hence my aforementioned emphasis on story. Expect my campaign to be mainly focused on a fun experience rather than challenging gameplay.

The Order of the Stick. Futurama: Bender's Game. These and more have shown that Dungeons & Dragons is ripe with potential for telling stories that contain more than a little satirical humour. This campaign, ParoD&D...or Dungeons & Dragons Abridged...or whatever-the-Outer-Planes it ends up being called...is one such tale. What is the plot? Could be anything. Who is the villain? Could be anyone. Why is the owlbear? Could be anywhich...or any WITCH. One thing's for sure: this campaign's world may or may not need saving, and you may or may not be just the hero who may or may not be able to save it.
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Game Questions / Re: Modern game settings?
« Last post by Younkin on October 05, 2018, 06:50:17 AM »
That's such a detailed Modern D20. Awesome stuff, HypoLuxa. I guess I have some reading to do this weekend. haha
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Announcements / Happy Talk like a Pirate Day!
« Last post by Otter on September 19, 2018, 12:12:29 PM »
YARRR!  Happy talk like a Pirate day to ye, seadogs an' landlubbers alike!!
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Game System Resources / Re: How To Be A Great Game Master
« Last post by foxtails on July 12, 2018, 09:15:58 PM »
stumbled upon his videos as well. he also has a series about being a player though those may be more opinion than tips
all of the ones i have watched so far have at least provided food for thought.
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Game System Resources / How To Be A Great Game Master
« Last post by Indigo on July 12, 2018, 02:53:41 PM »
So I stumbled on this video series and I found it to be really good and very informative for DM's both novice and veterans! It really dives into great tips to step up the game and really make it enjoyable for everyone including the GM!  Check it out if you get a chance.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Bon3zmann
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Game System Resources / Re: Buy Monsters, Fight Monsters
« Last post by Otter on June 26, 2018, 03:20:53 PM »
As someone who has many loved ones in my life who struggle with depression, I'd like to add;

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Game System Resources / Buy Monsters, Fight Monsters
« Last post by thatchickenguy on June 26, 2018, 01:41:02 PM »
Hi.

I have depression.

I fight with it, live with it, struggle with it, snuggle with it, overcome it, embrace it, come to terms with it.

All of the above. I've gotten pretty good at dealing with it. I'd say mine is pretty mild all things considered; some relatively tame meds and personally managed therapy (read: having a drink or two, having quiet time to myself, enjoying a stogie, etc..) and I'm good.


Not everybody can manage it as well, and lots of people have more severe circumstances to deal with - making it harder to get out. Some take the 'easy way out'.

There seems to be a trend of it lately in celebrity - fame catches up with people and they just can't handle it, or maybe they were unstable in the first place and the pressures of fame made it worse. I don't know.

Either way, it's a fight. Which brings me back to why I'm telling you all this. A year ago today, depression took a life that I'm sure most of you have never heard of. I know I hadn't until today. He wasn't famous. Just another name on the book. But he was a brother. His brother spent the next year digging into the disease, and also pouring himself into the hobby that his brother introduced him to - D&D. He is working with a company called Limitless Adventures. They're a great resource for 3rd party material, and I've seen them help out budding GMs on reddit many times.

He has released a resource book called 'No Assembly Required'. This contains 10 monsters, rich with lore, their own richly developed motivations, and fully developed stat blocks. It also includes a new spell and 2 new magic items that will add depth to your campaign world.

He/they are offering this resource as a downloadable PDF for $5.00 currently, and all proceeds from its sale will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - an A rated charity on charitywatch.org.

I've already downloaded it - it comes in both full color and a print friendly format - and I'm blown away by the amount of story that went into each of these creatures, and the added notes that go into the developers thought process.

You can read more about Michael (the author) and the development of this resource: https://theiddm.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/one-way-im-saving-vs-grief/

Buy/download the module here:
https://limitless-adventures.com/no-assembly-required.html

If you'd like to donate but aren't interested in the (awesome) monsters, you can do so here:
https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=1602796

And lastly, you can check out The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention here:
https://afsp.org/

Thanks for checking this out. If you are struggling with depression, feel free to hit me up in chat anytime I'm here. I'd love to talk. If you're not ready to talk to me; please, talk to someone. You're worth talking to.

Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255
OR
Text 741741 for the Crisis Prevention Textline
 
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