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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 9:30 
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My group just finished the Lost Mine Of Phandelver. It was my first proper play through of DnD (we started pre-lockdown, before remote DnD got cool).

I play a Chaotic Good bard halfling with a gambling problem, exceptionally poor impulse control, and even poorer taste in men. The DMs sighing at my shenanigans is my applause.

We can switch up since the campaign finished, but I'm attached to this character now. If anyone has a good idea for a backstory I'm all ears.

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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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The DMs sighing at my shenanigans is my applause.

This. This is the scale to know how well you're doing.

"And then we ram the trousers over the robot's head!"
"Why?!"
"They've got a signal jammer in them!"
"Why would your trousers have..."
"Because it's activated by doing pelvic thrusts in the direction you want to jam, remember?"
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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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In fact, Doccy G wrote all about it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Shadowrun/comm ... _trousers/

I'd forgotten that after the fight Bobby "the slowest-reacting wizard ever" cast silence.

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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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The DMs sighing at my shenanigans is my applause.

This. This is the scale to know how well you're doing.

A naïf: “RPGs are the ultimate collaborative, co-operative games.”

A wise person: “RPGs are a ruthless competition and the winner is the first person to make the GM say ‘fuck you’.”


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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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Simplest way for a GM to get a player to commit to doing something? Respond to their request with "Really?" or "Are you sure you want to do that?"


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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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Trooper wrote:
Simplest way for a GM to get a player to commit to doing something? Respond to their request with "Really?" or "Are you sure you want to do that?"

GMing secret: you only ask this so you can be really mean to them as a result and still have a clear conscience. “Hey, I gave you a chance to back down...”

The reason they had to disable a droid with nothing but Shock Pants was because they had no weapons. That’s because the local crime lord they were supposed to meet to collect gear was pissed at them. That’s because they beat two of his goons to paste. Before they initiated that combat, I asked “are you sure?” And afterward they had to do the rest of the mission without any special equipment or decent guns.


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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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It doesn't count as giving a chance to back down when you know the chance of backing down is below zero.

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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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It doesn't count as giving a chance to back down when you know the chance of backing down is below zero.

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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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Grim... wrote:
The Great Tyrant wrote:
The DMs sighing at my shenanigans is my applause.

This. This is the scale to know how well you're doing.

"And then we ram the trousers over the robot's head!"
"Why?!"
"They've got a signal jammer in them!"
"Why would your trousers have..."
"Because it's activated by doing pelvic thrusts in the direction you want to jam, remember?"
"..."


I challenged a dangerous dragon to a rap battle, convinced a dungeon of goblins I was their ally and walked out with ALL their loot, and wasted one of a few limited questions asking a magical truth telling entity if it had a crush on me.

I also killed a man with my bagpipes. (Out of context DnD quotes?)

There's room for improvement (and pelvic thrusting) but I'm otherwise proud of my first play through.

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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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He was attempting, and failing, to direct Gilly's attention to this thread, I believe.

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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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If only we had a thing that would let us tell @sdg about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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Ooh, fancy new feature!

If I were to attempt to DM via Zoom, would there be interest in playing?


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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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Yeah, depending on time / day(s) etc!

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I've never played D&D before so I may not be the ideal candidate for this... but I'd be up for it as long as you're willing to put up with my new-ness!


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I’m in a campaign right now that means fortnightly and that works well so could follow a similar model.


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One night every two weeks sounds reasonable to me.

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I was sorting the loft, and I found my 1st Edition D&D books.. these fellas are old.

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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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I’ve used your eagerness as an excuse to buy some new D&D stuff. Any excuse! Has anyone played any of the existing 5th edition adventures including the Lost Mines of Phandelver?
I’ve just bought Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden which is an adventure for level 1-11 but I’d run anything. Super tempted to buy the new Curse of Strahd Revamped edition.

The Vision, no issues with newbies at all and it’s an easy game to get into!


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I haven't played any apart from Iceland Dale on the Apple Macintosh home computer.

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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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Do we need to have anything prepped at our end(s)? Character sheets etc?

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Iceland Dale sounds like an urban-fantasy epic.


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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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KovacsC wrote:
I was sorting the loft, and I found my 1st Edition D&D books.. these fellas are old.


Mine are under the bed. Got the 5th Ed Players Handbook and DM’s Guide too, but not played it.
Could be tempted to join in.


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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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http://roll20.net is good for managing the dice and character sheets and stuff.

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Zardoz wrote:
Do we need to have anything prepped at our end(s)? Character sheets etc?

If I ran Lost Mines, there are pregens available. I think for most others you’d be better making your own character and even got Lost Mines, that’s still an option.

Does anyone have a preference on adventure, from any of the published 5e hardbacks (except Tomb Of Annihilation, it’s brutal!)

For a lot of the hardbacks, the adventure could easily last 6months +.


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 Post subject: Re: Dungeons and Dragons
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DnDBeyond is also a great site for managing characters. You can create character sheets on there, roll your dice virtually and have it calculate scores based on your abilities etc, and get cheaper digital copies of the source books like the player handbook.

I use DnDBeyond for my character sheet in the Eberron campaign I’m in but I have the physical copies of the book so I’ve not bought the digital versions.


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You just lead the way! Whatever you think would be best for a bunch of noobards :D

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So far I’ve got:

Zardoz
Vision
Myp
Dave
Zoidberg

Anyone else? I think six is probably the max party size to keep it manageable.

Are you free on a Thursday evening, fortnightly, 7pm-10pm ish? Session one date TBC.


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Might go for Lost Mines to give the new players a chance to get used to D&D and then if there was appetite for more, everyone could roll new characters with a better idea of how they like to play and what characters might suit them and we could start a longer adventure like Strahd or Waterdeep or something.


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I would say yes, but am hampered by 1) No webling cameraing 2) broken brain can't be relied upon for schedules.

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I cannot do Thursdays as it’s family quiz night but have fun!

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I would say yes, but am hampered by 1) No webling cameraing 2) broken brain can't be relied upon for schedules.

You could be my haunted knapsack.

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If there's space, I'd love to have a go! :)

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I only need one Knapsack, sorry.

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Zardoz wrote:
I only need one Knapsack, sorry.

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We've used Syrinscape Online to pipe spooky music and noises from the DM, which is quite cool. I think you can get it free.

I'd be up for this, but it looks like you've got a full party! I'd be happy to go on the reserve player list / haunted knapsack rota.


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I think there’s room as Stan can’t make Thursdays.

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If that's him sad, i'd like to see him happy... let's find out

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I couldn’t do Thursdays either, I’m afraid. If it suits others, don’t worry about shifting to accommodate me.


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