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12:37 AM
I made myself a new d6 today, by whittling it at the beach from a stick. It was a fun activity, but it won’t balance right, and some sides keep coming up more often. Does anyone know why this happens or how to fix it?
 
Dice outcomes are predictably nonrandom if the weight is unevenly distributed through the object (your wood may be more dense or more damp in some parts of the dice than in other parts), or if the angles and sides aren't perfectly shaped.
All dice are imperfect, and there are companies which sell very expensive dice that supposedly have fewer imperfections than the standard ones we buy from game stores. Casinos replace dice frequently and regularly in part to reduce the chances that the dice have come out of true because of wear from use, and in part to reduce the overall statistical impact of any given dice favoring a particular number.
With the kind of dramatically noticeable nonrandomness you're describing, I'd guess that some of your edges are rounder than others. Round edges are more likely to let the dice keep rolling, while sharp edges are more likely to make the dice stop. That means the dice is more likely to land face-up on sides opposite sharper edges. But also the chances that your wood's density is consistent all the way through is very slim.
 
It was just a cool stick I found, so I’m going to guess that my wood was off, and my whittling skills are a bit rusty (like my knife... not really though)
 
They Came to Play Ball by Adira Slattery is a cosmic horror sports game created using the Firebrands Framework, with touchstones like the movie Space Jam, the cultural event Blaseball, and the LARP Beastf*cker.
 
 
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2:04 AM
I want to call Wanderhome "the idle animation RPG" but I worry that it sounds too dismissive.
 
> I concentrated most things you can do in the game as essentially a toolbox of window dressing, “idle animations” and basic tools you can use to unpack what’s happening.
http://briebeau.com/thoughty/2020/08/wanderhome-with-jay-dragon/
 
Yes, that would be why.
Couldn't see it in the scrollback.
 
2:20 AM
Also, I was glad to have the proper name for the engine. "No Dice No Masters" isn't any more descriptive than "Belonging Outside Belonging", but it does sand the edges off the whole "hi folks I'm a cishet white guy and I'll be your facilitator for this game about marginalized communities!" feeling I get when I use BOB.
 
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@BESW I liked this, especially the art parts
 
yeah, BOB is more of a design "school" while NDNM is a system/engine made within BOB principles.
 
@GcL ZING!
 
3:02 AM
Hell Cabin Double Feature by World Champ Game Co. Two distinct gm-less rpgs for fans of Evil Dead/The Lodge. On the blockbuster release week of HELL CABIN 1&2, get both PDFs for a steal. Printed posters (full color 15x23" on newsprint) are just $10 and available for purchase now at worldchamp.io/store.
 
3:18 AM
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Q: Would swapping Sacred Flame to Toll the Dead for Evil NPCs affect balance?

KirtThe PHB makes it clear that radiant damage comes from the Positive Plane and is often associated with the Celestials of the Upper Planes, while necrotic damage comes from the Negative Plane and is often associated with Fiends and the Lower Planes Damage Types (PHB196) Necrotic. Necrotic damage, ...

 
3:55 AM
If anyone here is a Gilbert and Sullivan fan, I’d appreciate advice on basing a character on JW Wells from the sorcerer. Probably a fiend warlock or a shadow sorcerer as far as class goes, and either normal human or VHuman (for some kind of feat). I’m mostly uncertain as to spells that summon some kind of sprites to do the summoner’s bidding, ways to create potions out of those spells, and how to best mechanically represent love-potion-ing an entire village.
This is entirely a reason to laugh maniacally when the other players enter my little shop and to start singing “dice of earth and air, games of flame and fire, dungeon mast’rs arise in hosts and lend me all your gold...”
 
Is this 5e? Are you the DM or a player?
 
Sorry, yeah it’s 5e, and its for a player. This is theory-crafting, however, so it’s probably not going to be used before Halloween if it’s ever used. It was an idea a couple friends and I were throwing around about d&d versions of G&S
We wanted to be able to call the charsheets “the ampersand collection”
 
4:16 AM
How about... making some social checks to befriend various sprites/imps/whatevers, and then Mass Suggestion to convince a bunch of people to fall in love?
 
Hmm... maybe.
 
Or use an arbitrarily large quantity of Philters of Love?
 
That’s actually a really good idea. Would one philter, diluted in a pot of tea, be strong enough for a whole village, do you think?
 
By a RAW reading, no. But that's usually what happens when you try to use strict D&D rules to model non-D&D fantasy. If you're the DM then it would be easier to homebrewify some mechanics to better fit the situation.
 
4:33 AM
Again, theory crafting. It’ll probably never get used beyond a one shot, so I’ll bug the gm at that point. Thanks! goes and finishes rpg G&S parody songs
 
 
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5:41 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad ip for hostname in body, blacklisted website in body, pattern-matching website in body, potentially bad keyword in body, potentially bad keyword in title (297): Having an issue for the Cash app refund limit? by Ella Mark on rpg.SE (@Rubiksmoose)
 
 
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10:14 AM
@MikeQ that reminds me of my plan for a Demon the Descent character to make a dating site that swapped a piece of people's soul for the True Friend merit
Hmmmm not soul, but just part of their life
 
10:37 AM
3
Q: Do fiends need to sleep?

OharThe Monster Manual states that undead and constructs do not need to sleep. But it is unclear if fiends need to sleep. What should they do to make a long rest? There are fiendish abilities with "recharges after short or long rest" (such as animate chains of the chain devil), that's why they defini...

 
10:56 AM
@HotRPGQuestions No, but they get cranky if they don't nap
 
11:34 AM
lol
 
12:02 PM
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Q: Can the Chromatic Orb diamond be used as an Arcane Focus?

CWallachChromatic Orb Components: V, S, M (a diamond worth at least 50 gp) You hurl a 4-inch-diameter sphere of energy at a creature that you can see within range. You choose acid, cold, fire, lightning, poison, or thunder for the type of orb you create, and then make a ranged spell attack against the t...

 
12:36 PM
@AncientSwordRage o/
 

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