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Plot points, wiki entries and characters can now be designated a campaign

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 15:54

At repeated request, I've implemented a field on the respective content that will allow folks to designate the campaign that the information belongs to.

None of the systems can currently filter by campaign; I'll implement that when I need it.

New player

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 09:59

So we picked up a new player yesterday who's coming into our Wednesday games. Jay/John Tristiano/Christian has joined the ranks of the intrepid who seek riches and adventure across Calimshan.

Expect to see a character sheet and backstory in the coming days.

Welcome aboard, John!

..I feel like I should have a player profiles section that talks about the players involved.

D&D Beyond pricing and the rift in digital vs physical

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 12:51

It's a neat tool and I'm sure the compendium will come in handy some day, but they're creating a rift between physical users and digital users.

Let's say you play D&D. You bought the digital gear because you play online.

Okay, now you have a friend who wants to play. He has two friends who want to play. They have one other friend. Holy shit, never did you think this would happ--go buy all the books sucker.

Wanna play? Pay again!

The unfortunate thing, that so many are loving to point out because it makes them seem smarter, is that Wizards never planned...

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Playing with a character that has no alignment.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 08:35

In this example, we have a player, who wrote a character, that has no alignment.

"The princess is kidnapped."

I dun care.

"Oh.. alright, the evil wizard is hiring."

I dun care.

"K... uhm, you're playing a bard?"

Ya.

"Alright.. uhm.. k, the town you're in has had a festival going and you've been playing in some bands."

No.

"Wut?"

No. I wouldn't be.

"Why not?"

Cause I dun care.

"Oh. Hrm, okay, you're at a food cart getting some food, how much money do you have?"

Nun.

"Wut?"

I dun...

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The Mearls method of initiative

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 08:01

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfSo4wVkwUw

I'm going to adopt and test this new system :D

Roll each round:

d4: Ranged
d8: Melee
d12: Spell
+d8 to swap gear
+d8 for bonus action
+d6 to move or something that's not covered here

Low goes first.

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Player involvement. The great challenge.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 13:38

Recently, my players have been awesome and populated a slew of material on the site.

I also added a few articles.

This weekend I'll try to remember to include a recently updated listing so folks can see at a glance, which sections of the site have received recent TLC.

Joe has sent in the doings of Ivor Keterog prior to leaving the city. This will save a lot of time and allows me to gloss the gameplay with the ten...

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The Newest Vacation Hot Spot in all the Cloud Spires

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 14:01

Although never formally named, the Volcano "Almustaqim Alshaytan", or "Vrata vatre" awaits the players.

Tomorrow, the party ventures to the volcano in search of the centre where they will quell the activity, and save the spires.

I made a homebrew item on DNDBeyond.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 13:36

Bigbys Brass Knuckles are now online and awaiting approval :D

https://www.dndbeyond.com/magic-items/9367-bigbys-brass-knuckles

[How to] The Covenant of Silver drop

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 09:49

A prevalent part of my campaign world is airships and the sky in general. Terra firma is know to be a desolate place rife with untold horror.

CoS soldiers are feared because they can infiltrate any structure with an entry or landing zone exposed to the sky. CoS extractions have a high success rate for their ability to get in and out before the enemy is even aware of their presence. Dropping from an airship, they can be on top of a target within seconds and using boots of jumping they can glide away at high speeds as en effective escape method.

Conducting a drop assumes...

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Mobile camera situation

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:23

The mobile camera for my streaming players is a difficult challenge that I may have cracked.

I forgot I had a spare phone and intend to start testing this with tonights game, although as phones and the sand might be concerned, I doubt this unit is as durable as the PS3 eye.

Also, battery life is a concern so I'll have to order a small 14v (for fast charge) battery pack to provide video level juice.

The GoPro plan fell through as the GoPro cameras do not support any sort of live streaming natively, save through the periscope app on mobile (at the time of this writing...

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