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Title: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: scourge on November 12, 2017, 08:11:25 AM
Played that game for the first time yesterday and had a lot of fun. No one in our party died, we all avoided being put to sleep for 5,000 years, met some all and all, pretty friendly pseudo-Gods, one of whom hooked me up with the perfect potion to hunt down the shape changing cultists that took my girl in some elaborate scheme and I even caught up with one of those fuckers and my giant wolf spider, Quincy, and I fucked it up while my companions dealt with a nigh unkillble were-Jaguar, who unfortunately did pass his curse on to the somewhat deranged, always nude, super ripped, half-orc swamp Warlock who was our “guide”.

I’ve taken on a new nerd form, and it feels so good
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on November 12, 2017, 01:33:37 PM
D&D is the greatest
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: MTL76 on November 13, 2017, 10:50:29 PM
Were-Jaguars are fucking cunts.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: 80sBaby on November 14, 2017, 05:20:52 PM
We talking the dice game or online?
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Not BAMF on November 15, 2017, 04:12:44 PM
My buddy got me into D&D about... Jesus... 5 years ago or so at this point? It really is fun.

We've bounced back-and-forth between 4e and 5e, and I think we're going to transition to 5e full time soon enough (I love a lot about 4e, but combat in 4e can be a fucking chore).

My group is... comically ineffectual, and we tend to rely on our fallback strategy (burn this building/village/city to the ground to cover up our mistakes) far too often.

Currently playing as a Changeling Warlock who, despite being a fucking changeling warlock, is pretty much the most pure-hearted and good member of our group. But we did a brief interlude campaign once (just 4 sessions long) where I played Chaotic Evil as a tiefling barbarian, and that was a fucking blast.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on November 15, 2017, 09:38:32 PM
If you even marginally like D&D, do yourself a favor and play Pathfinder.

It's D&D, perfected
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: MTL76 on November 16, 2017, 01:27:19 PM
Yeah I've heard good things about Pathfinder.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Red Exodus on November 16, 2017, 04:25:55 PM
Actually digging 5th edition a lot.

Although Rangers suck in this version.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Not BAMF on November 16, 2017, 04:38:27 PM
My problem with 5e to this point is I can't find character builders that have EVERYTHING in them. That was why I preferred 4e, actually. My 4e character builder let you play as virtually anything. Want to be a Bugbear Psion? You got it. Wilden Swordmage? Knock yourself out! Githyanki Artificer? Do it!

Unless I'm missing out on stuff, 5e seems to just allow the stripped-down basics unless you just house-rules everything.

Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: scourge on October 03, 2018, 06:29:37 PM
Actually digging 5th edition a lot.

Although Rangers suck in this version.

If you're comfortable with UA material, you're set and they're not underpowered at all. Also the ones in Xanthars are pretty amazing conceptually and could be used with the UA stuff
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Gree on October 03, 2018, 10:05:17 PM
I enjoy listening to some campaigns on YouTube.

Or watching. The ultimate nerd
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Gree on October 04, 2018, 11:34:25 AM
Any d and d podcasts
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Not BAMF on October 04, 2018, 11:37:46 AM
A bunch that I know of.

The Stranger Lands (this is the one I have enjoyed the most)

For Crits And Giggles (May be "For Crits N Giggles")

Cheaper By The Dungeon
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Gree on October 04, 2018, 11:54:21 AM
Anyone with celebrities? Shocking amount are into it. Deborah Ann Woll/Joe Manganiello, The Big Show, Chris Hardwick. And they aren't BS'ing either

God I love how nerds are taking over
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: scourge on October 04, 2018, 03:45:21 PM
I’m really into Critical Role which is shot to be watched but I just listen as a podcast most of the time as I can listen while commuting. Highly recommend if you want a good one and they have a lot of guests including celebs like Manginello, Hardwck and even that guy who played Napoleon Dynamite
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on October 04, 2018, 11:23:26 PM
Plus Laura Bailey is gd gorgeous
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: XerxesTWD on October 04, 2018, 11:51:15 PM
Wasn't Vin Diesel heavily into DnD or was it Warcraft? I know he likes the genre in general.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: XerxesTWD on October 04, 2018, 11:52:17 PM
Plus Joe Manganiello is gd gorgeous
Agreed.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on October 05, 2018, 12:12:59 AM
Wasn't Vin Diesel heavily into DnD or was it Warcraft? I know he likes the genre in general.

Definitely D&D, and both iirc
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Gree on October 05, 2018, 11:04:58 AM
Joe called him out on Colbert
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: GeneralPresidentSkeletor on October 06, 2018, 11:41:04 PM
I got to play 4e a little bit years ago and I was just really getting into it when the group I played with fell apart. Initially I enjoyed the combat more, because I enjoy the strategy and movements needed to gain the best result; playing as a rogue (dark elf), that was important for me to deal better damage. Eventually, though, the banter was more enjoyable. I need to move to a larger city so I can find a group to sit in and eventually play with.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on October 07, 2018, 12:02:16 AM
I got to play 4e a little bit years ago and I was just really getting into it when the group I played with fell apart. Initially I enjoyed the combat more, because I enjoy the strategy and movements needed to gain the best result; playing as a rogue (dark elf), that was important for me to deal better damage. Eventually, though, the banter was more enjoyable. I need to move to a larger city so I can find a group to sit in and eventually play with.

Fuck 4e, homie. If you're all about tactics and strategy like me, Pathfinder is the only way to go
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: scourge on October 07, 2018, 11:53:07 AM
I'm real into 5e personally. It's also the only system I've tried but I found it very approachable. I hear Pathfinder is better in terms of customization, that the math help simulate all things better, but I'm playing with a bunch of new players and 5e is still something they're all trying to pick up (and beginning to get). They're killing it on the banter part.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: MTL76 on October 08, 2018, 06:33:17 PM
Eventually, though, the banter was more enjoyable.

This was my experience with RPGs as well. When I was a DM, as long as my players were having fun and roleplaying well, I'd fudge the rules so their characters that they were invested in wouldn't be killed off if they hit a bad roll.

I'm real into 5e personally. It's also the only system I've tried but I found it very approachable. I hear Pathfinder is better in terms of customization, that the math help simulate all things better, but I'm playing with a bunch of new players and 5e is still something they're all trying to pick up (and beginning to get). They're killing it on the banter part.

This store in Brooklyn has D&D sessions, I haven't had time to go though.

https://twentysidedstore.com/ (https://twentysidedstore.com/)
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: scourge on October 10, 2018, 06:16:37 PM
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I'm real into 5e personally. It's also the only system I've tried but I found it very approachable. I hear Pathfinder is better in terms of customization, that the math help simulate all things better, but I'm playing with a bunch of new players and 5e is still something they're all trying to pick up (and beginning to get). They're killing it on the banter part.

This store in Brooklyn has D&D sessions, I haven't had time to go though.

https://twentysidedstore.com/ (https://twentysidedstore.com/)

I've never done a store session either. I live closer to Brooklyn Strategist which I think also has sessions.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: MTL76 on October 10, 2018, 09:21:27 PM
I’m kind of jonesing to play after looking through the 5e books. When I was a kid I was always into the damage dealing aspect of character creation but I’d love to play a bard. Good battlefield control spells, party stats and rolls buffing (which seems more fun that constantly healing like the typical support character does), and they’d be great from a role playing perspective with the high CHA and multitude of skills.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on October 10, 2018, 09:55:40 PM
Bards are fun as hell
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Gree on October 11, 2018, 09:26:07 AM
Someone take me under their wing


Teach me the ways
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: scourge on October 13, 2018, 06:37:57 PM
You just act out some stuff, and anytime the stuff you say pure going to do is not garunteed to work and also not def going to fail, you roll a 20 sided die. Then you add numbees to that, the higher your total the better you do. Usually there are 6 stats (strength, dexterity, constitution, intelligence, wisdom and charisma) depending on what you’re doing you’ll usually add a number based on one of those. If you’re really good at a thing in particular (proficient) you add more or that roll on top of the ability based number.

Beyond that, you decide what kind of character you want—essentially do you want a lot of physical prowess or are you more into magic and the mind? Maybe you want some of both? Your class helps shape all of that and what kinds of things you can do.

Next step would be to do a little google research or ask specific questions tho.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: 80sBaby on October 18, 2018, 02:40:30 PM
How'd I miss this??

I played a lot as a kid and picked it back up about a year ago at DragonCon. Now I regularly play weekly (my group is running Curse of Strahd, which is DARK af and Storm King's Thunder which is light and fun as hell.) Generally we play by AL rules so we can use the characters at different cons/events. We also do individual mods at store sessions.

I assume your group plays homebrew?
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on October 18, 2018, 03:17:29 PM
I've REALLY been wanting to run CoS 😮
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: 80sBaby on October 18, 2018, 05:01:32 PM
I've REALLY been wanting to run CoS 😮

Do it!! Its dark and depressing though lol but still fun with the right group.

Maybe we can form a party here and play together via Roll20?
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: 80sBaby on October 18, 2018, 05:24:28 PM
So here's my Strahd character: Frankie. He's at 7th level now- 5 Ranger (Monster Slayer)/ 2 Barbarian. Gameplay wise, he's a half-orc bt thematically he was human, got slaughtered by a monster (along with his wife and daughter) and was "re-built" like a Frankenstein. So he's AL legal and the Half-orc's abilities work thematically. His alignment is G and the rest of our party is CN lol (We came up with a Suicide Squad/Monster Squad mash-up. He's the Rick Flagg character.)

Oh, and I have the Sun Sword :)

(https://scontent.fatl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/33248930_10214898086262177_5827242104853626880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&oh=c419ff0325f5f8cdb84b016bef1cad85&oe=5C8ADF77)
(https://scontent.fatl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/33038872_10214898096342429_1615392733952737280_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&oh=b8d4180466213cdf0f12294c003ce1be&oe=5C527DFC)
(https://scontent.fatl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/32440644_10214836150713827_9082566219864735744_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&oh=524b429b7707e7ec114180031f42a095&oe=5C473215)

Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on October 19, 2018, 12:11:08 AM
I've REALLY been wanting to run CoS 😮

Do it!! Its dark and depressing though lol but still fun with the right group.

Maybe we can form a party here and play together via Roll20?

I would be incredibly down for this

So here's my Strahd character: Frankie. He's at 7th level now- 5 Ranger (Monster Slayer)/ 2 Barbarian. Gameplay wise, he's a half-orc bt thematically he was human, got slaughtered by a monster (along with his wife and daughter) and was "re-built" like a Frankenstein. So he's AL legal and the Half-orc's abilities work thematically. His alignment is G and the rest of our party is CN lol (We came up with a Suicide Squad/Monster Squad mash-up. He's the Rick Flagg character.)

Oh, and I have the Sun Sword :)

(https://scontent.fatl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/33248930_10214898086262177_5827242104853626880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&oh=c419ff0325f5f8cdb84b016bef1cad85&oe=5C8ADF77)
(https://scontent.fatl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/33038872_10214898096342429_1615392733952737280_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&oh=b8d4180466213cdf0f12294c003ce1be&oe=5C527DFC)
(https://scontent.fatl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/32440644_10214836150713827_9082566219864735744_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&oh=524b429b7707e7ec114180031f42a095&oe=5C473215)



That's awesome!
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: 80sBaby on October 19, 2018, 08:22:52 AM
Thanks!  :) :)
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: 80sBaby on October 20, 2018, 12:21:43 PM
Wyntr, how familiar are you with Adventure League? Do the names Paige Leitman or Ben Heisler?
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on October 20, 2018, 12:27:19 PM
Not at all familiar. I've only played Pathfinder since 3.5.

I assume it's the WotC version of Pathfinder Society?
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: 80sBaby on October 20, 2018, 12:32:55 PM
I believe so, yes. So AL is like the "official" organized play for DnD. You can go to their site and find local games or even link up for online sessions.

The 2 people I mentioned happen to be affiliated with them and have written a couple of mods for 5E. They have more coming in Season 8. Paige is a good friend and our DM for Storm King (she offered because we're an all black gaming party, which is like a unicorn apparently lol)

If you're looking for more DnD play, I'd suggest looking into AL.
Title: Re: Dungeons & Dragons
Post by: Wyntyr on October 20, 2018, 12:49:17 PM
Cool cool, thanks