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12:12 AM
Q: Can a player controlling an NPC use its Legendary Actions?

BlueMoon93Let's say my players used Dominate Monster on a Kraken: While the creature is Charmed, you have a Telepathic link with it as long as the two of you are on the same plane of existence. You can use this Telepathic link to issue commands to the creature while you are conscious (no action required),...

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2:04 AM
@ThomasMarkov that can be fixed
I’m FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...until two weeks from tomorrow when finals start
@BardicWizard Lol, happy for you.
2:30 AM
@BardicWizard lucky you. My finals week starts tomorrow
3:05 AM
3:20 AM
@TheDragonOfFlame hah, I start thanksgiving break on Wednesday so I only have 2 days of school this week. You prob get out on winter break earlier than me though
3:39 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Blacklisted website in answer, link at beginning of answer (127): How does vampirism work in 5e? by Matt on rpg.SE (@Rubiksmoose)
@SmokeDetector Ooh, not spam, just a link-as-answer.
4:04 AM
Canadian thanksgiving was a month ago, so
4:25 AM
Is anyflip blacklisted for spam or something else? It's got terrible web accessibility so I can't really check.
4:47 AM
@BESW come to think of it, it seems to be flogging some piece of 3PP content
It's rehosting 3PP, so not really effective flogging if it's that.
@Joshua I guess more piracy than spam given our discussion
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6:22 AM
Q: Do you add your ability mod to damage for the Soulknife's second attack?

mattdmIn D&D 5E, normal Two-Weapon Fighting lets you use your bonus action when you've used your action to Attack. It says: You don't add your ability modifier to the damage of the bonus attack, unless that modifier is negative. The new Tasha's Cauldron subclass Soulknife has a feature where you can ...

7:14 AM
My Terraria NPC house I was talking about the other day @Ben @Derpy
7:30 AM
when I played that I gave them all stone cubes
with minimum furniture
and it was all the same big under designed but overbuilt large stone cube XD
I remember building a mostly-vertical hotel for the NPCs, connected to one of my underground elevator entrances, because it seemed efficient for crafting purposes. And then the Destroyer showed up.
Nov 20 at 6:49, by Adeptus
The most creative thing I've done recently is design & build a NPC house in Terraria. It's the first time I've gone for a "proper house" design, rather than a minimalist apartment/dormitory/hotel. (I was prodded to it by the recent-ish update that gave NPCs a happiness rating. They don't like overcrowding, so I've got to group them into no more than 3 in close proximity.)
This was the previous housing, but they complained of overcrowding
7:51 AM
I feel like that wasn't the thing the game needed in an update, more busywork that has nothing to do with progression XD
but maybe that is just me
@Adeptus Status: not "Fun" enough. Use this seed: 05162020.
.... you will understand
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9:05 AM
@Adeptus That's a cute one :3
@Adeptus also, if you use that seed, please... don't mind the fact that now you have both the Crimson AND the Corruption in your world...
It's FUN! (For very dwarfish definitions of Fun)
It's so fun that the Pinkie will also replace the Guide, but don't let that distract you.
that sounds like absolute hell for new players
not that you are talking to a new player but I just mean in general XD
9:31 AM
@trogdor nope. To see hell, just use the seed "for the worthy".
I honestly don't need Terraria to be any harder XD
Did I mention that this last seed also changes (almost) every boss AI/behavior for added FUN?
(that is, on top of buffing every enemy damage, defense, hp and so on)
9:51 AM
I'm sure some people felt that was necessary and that's as valid as me thinking it's not XD
10:09 AM
@Derpy oh, "drunk world"? Yeah, I wanted to finish it vanilla first. I've barely got up to hard mode before starting a new game, because they keep updating it...
@Adeptus Had the same problem with Oblivion and modding.
I've been thinking of modding CK3 to improve the game mechanics
It's a good game but after getting used to CK2plus (a balance and content mod for CK2) it's hard to get used to how stable blobs CK3 empires are
10:29 AM
I never properly got into Terraria
me neither. I played Minecraft when it was still just a Java applet
Hello and welcome to chat!
@kviiri I joined shortly after it came to a standalone client
@BLM yo yo yo
10:33 AM
Nothing much, nice conversation going on
Carry on guys and gals
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1:55 PM
@MikeQ reminds me of when we used the old Ral Partha minis a lot. We played on a friend's coffee table. He had a German Shepherd. Now and again, the dog would walk by with her +3 tail of wagging and clear the battlefield. 🤣 THere was no saving throw.
@Someone_Evil yep. We just had a boon drop on us from a DM on Saturday. Cittern of Mac-Fuirmidh landed on our party. I have a lore bard. Woot.
There is a kenku rogue in our party. The first thing I am going to do once I attune it is cast fly on the kenku. (next session) Just because ... 👍😎
2:57 PM
@ThomasMarkov I believe what they're saying is that if you use a 1st level spell slot; it is now a 2nd level spell slot. Therefore, it can be used to cast 2nd-level spells. Does the slot increase in level before or after the spell is chosen
...but you have to use a 1dt level spell to expend the 1st level slot. You cant change the spell being cast after you cast the spell
When you expend
You have to expend the slot for it to count as a level higher.
I agree, it only increases the slot's level once you've epended it; not just for having it
let me just add this to the list of items Im never giving my players.
The "Book of 10th level spells may or may not exist now"?
I was gonna ask a completely different question about Rings of Spell Storing (then I stumbled on that one), now I'll just wait a bit to ask the second
@ThomasMarkov thanks for the answer
3:12 PM
@ThomasMarkov what item?
Book of Exalted Deeds.
The "10th level spell" item
Ya ever just contact your school twice to explicitly ask and confirm that they will not be removing your health insurance and then two months later they remove it... And then I just called them and got told "We will not be back until after the July 4th holiday" 0_0
@Medix2 ...6 months from now?
3:15 PM
@ThomasMarkov Idek... I just hope this can all get fixed because... not gonna be good, well, I guess it'd actually just be illegal... so that's fun
@ThomasMarkov sent you a message on discord
Got it.
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6:07 PM
This deleted question looks salvageable.
I think it's answerable in its current form, just needs some polish. It was deleted by community after it never got reopened from adding system tags.
I'm not sure what it's actually asking
On the other hand, the user hasnt logged in in 2 weeks.
probably not worth it, then
Should we care that community mod deletes inactive dupe closures?
Upvote good dupe pointers?
6:15 PM
Yeah I guess.
7:08 PM
Q: Feature Preview: Table Support

Ham VockeNo waffling, right to the point: What? When? Where? Table support 2020-11-23 Meta Stack Exchange & DBA Meta More table support week of 2020-11-30 DBA Stack Exchange Even more table support week of 2020-12-07 Network-wide launch (if no major issues found) That's right. It's finally...

...whats the point of origin of a square
its isnt defined in the PHB
Anyone here ever used a nice front-end for MAME or any other sort of old school game emulator?
7:26 PM
@ThomasMarkov pretty sure because there aren't any spells with a "square" area, only "cube", which is designated as any single face being the point of origin
@RevenantBacon Theres at least two.
evards black tentacles and entangle.
I thought those were circle
Squares are circles in manhattan space
Have you come across a situation where it matters whether it's from a face or from the center
Theres a question up right now where it matters.
circle isnt defined either.
7:30 PM
Ah, I see the question
Although I think most "circle" aoe spells are described with the word "radius", which would imply that the center of the circle is the point of origin.
In lieu of RAW though, it would probably be fair to rule "squares" as "starts on a side" like "cubes" and circles as "starts in the middle" like "spheres"(and also "cylinders" I think)
Although, considering it says "a point within range" it may be that the point of origin is the middle.
this one's actually tough
New hot question: Is Sleep a sphere or a cube?
(in 5e)
@RevenantBacon yes.
@RevenantBacon cubes are spheres in manhaten space
I love/hate wizards R&D
7:44 PM
@Medix2 Your answer was accepted faster than I was able to read it
Q: Can non-concentration spells with a duration be cast multiple times from one Spellwrought Tattoo?

Red OrcaTasha's Cauldron of Everything contains the wondrous item spellwrought tattoo, which allows you to cast a spell: Once the tattoo is there, you can cast its spell, requiring no material components. The tattoo glows faintly while you cast the spell and for the spell's duration. Once the spell ends...

@RevenantBacon I saw that. Borked.
@ThomasMarkov Yeah I'm shocked too, also apparently my notification center stopped working ??
Q: What is the point of origin for a square area of effect?

Thomas MarkovThe spellcasting rules for areas of effect state: A spell's description specifies its area of effect, which typically has one of five different shapes: cone, cube, cylinder, line, or sphere. Every area of effect has a point of origin, a location from which the spell's energy erupts. The rules fo...

@RevenantBacon Why would it not be a sphere?
7:50 PM
@ThomasMarkov I do think the problem is unique to that spell as it doesn't say "centered"
@Medix2 also black tentacles and mirage arcane./
Or like... why would a square not just be a cube
@Medix2 Because you dont want the effect extending 20 feet above the ground.
Well act like a cube but not be a cube
I also swear we have a question on this...
If we do Ill be glad to dupe hammer my own question.
I looked and couldnt find one.
7:55 PM
Now I just gotta make a list of square spells
@AncientSwordRage Not gonna lie, Ill still use mathjax.
@ThomasMarkov I can't blame you there
Q: How valuable is each magic item slot?

hamburgerplsFor context: I recently made a mid-level gunslinger character who wields a 15 lb. double-barreled shotgun. This is a problem, because this gunslinger only has 7 STR, so their light load is only 23 lbs. I wanted to solve this with an item that gave me continuous Ant Haul, and noticed that there al...

Here's a basic D&D Beyond search @ThomasMarkov
8:05 PM
Grease is one
So it seems to be just the two spells, grease and black tentacles
And entangle
as per the Q
Wait D&D Beyond has squares with their own symbol
Time to just scroll through all the pages
8:09 PM
already did, entangle, black tentacles, mirage arcane, and grease
And then there's "ft^2"
@ThomasMarkov Also Maximillian's earthen grasp but it really doens't count
8:31 PM
I'm going to ask the linux folks, but has anyone ever seen this linux tutorial where you ssh into the individual lessons?

I am trying to find it for a coworker, but I can't recall the name.
Hah, that sounds like a neat concept
yea, it was pretty cool
I can't find it and it's bugging me
Doesnt seem like how we do things but Ive never seen this before.
Looks fun
That ranger homebrew looks pretty balanced to me. Anyone pick up on anything that I missed?
@RevenantBacon The spell list looks good to me. Seems like good thematic choices.
@RevenantBacon don’t think there’s anything wrong with it off the top of my head
I feel like im missing something about favored community
specifically, what that means
9:09 PM
I think it's modeled off of the PF-1e Urban ranger
It means "a town/city/district/whatever" based on your games scale
This might be a fun class for Dragon Heist
So like if it was a game that spanned an entire kingdom, you might pick an entire city as a favored community, but if it takes place only in a single city, you might pick only a single district in the city, such as Downtown or the Temple District.
Since getting the entire city in a single-city only campaign might be too much
I suppose there's an interesting paradox with homebrew review questions; the better the material (novel and scoped/balanced) the harder it is to answer. Like, if it's glaringly under or overpowered it's easy to point out, but a "yeah, probably good" is really hard to support
@RevenantBacon "Do you get to the cloud district very often? Oh what am I saying, of course you don’t."
@Someone_Evil Like the puppeteer artificer I reviewed a while back.
It had a subclass feature that basically translated to getting 4 full ASIs at once
Yeah, I don't want to comment too much since I don't really know what people see in DnD 5e ranger in the first place... but that sounds like that, and a bit more extreme too
9:16 PM
@ThomasMarkov I hate him so much. What does he even do? Just struts around all day being rich and snobby. Bitch, do you know I kill dragons?
I played a ranger once. I really leaned into the one-with-nature angle. Which means I smoked weed all the time. I was insufferable as a new player.
@kviiri Generally, the best part of the 5e Ranger is the Spike Growth + Archery Style combo :p
My backstory was pretty original though, I think.
It really is the weakest class though.
So you were leaning heavily into the "nature guys are all hippies" stereotype?
I had bad burn scars on a lot of my body because of how I get kicked out of my family. That is, I accidentally lit myself on fire trying to light a pipe while holding an open container of liquor while riding a bull through my dad's wheat field.
9:19 PM
the only change I would make is requiring that the player must shout PARKOUR while using the City Explorer feature to navigate difficult terrain
@RevenantBacon tell that to the 5th level ranger using twin scimitars that one hit killed most of the enemies in the sunless citadel
@BardicWizard Sounds like another Drizzt impersonator to me :p
(‘Twas a long story but our group had a couple of interesting adventures)
(Dang you, qwerty keyboard)
I've recounted this story here a bajillion times. Make it bajillion plus one.
9:23 PM
@Carcer New head canon: Mordenkainen's Faithful Hound is now called Michael Scott's Faithful Nard Dog.
in my first DnD game ever, we had a ranger in the party. And almost everyone was new to the game and TRPGs as a whole. Most of us knew only the outer skin of the hobby, that being internet memes and the like.
Said Ranger's player wanted to play a pacifist. And rolled exceptionally solid stats. And Ranger is a Striker class (this was DnD 4e).
So their pacifist character wound up... well, usually begging for enemies to spare us, for us to spare enemies, and then weeping as they scored a hit for massive damage after another.
@kviiri LOL
"Stop fighting us, I really don't want to do this" "oh yeah, what's a pipsqueak like you gonna do?" "This" rolls a hit for 50 damage, then picks up dice to roll second attack
I apparently was a beneficiary of serial upvoting
My Bard is pacifistic, but only out of laziness. Lying is much less work than killing. Why do work when you could not do work?
I just took a rep hit for "user was removed"
Doesnt mean it was serial upvoting
just means the user was deleted.
I think messages about serial voting say something like "vote correction"
9:37 PM
Well either way
how many points was it?
now that I think about it
lol thats 1 vote
serial upvoting wouldn't make sense
brain lagged
more like cereal upvoting
9:39 PM
I've upvote all of Frosted Flakes posts
Okay that actually is cereal upvoting.
9:50 PM
@ThomasMarkov I thought I had read that somewhere, but I couldn't remember where. I checked, it's DMG pg 251
And since a cube's point of origin is an entire side, that locks in into the grid wholly.
10:24 PM
@RevenantBacon Yeah like, I'm not sure if you've ever played DnD 4e, but they're really really serious about Rangers being a "DPS" class
The ranger easily did more single-target damage than the rest of us together (although our wizard, naturally, made up some in AoE magic)
(at least, until our warden and fighter joined the party)
(they're not direct damage classes but at that time the balance probably shifted if only for the numbers)
The game went kinda bad. I blamed DnD 4e for the longest time, but in all fairness it was probably more related to the fact that we were complete newbies to TRPGs, playing a very particular system with very different expectations about it.
10:42 PM
Morning all
Hi Ben
How are you going today?
Trying to mod CK3
Crusader Kings 3
The sequel to Paradox Interactive's hit title Crusader Kings <wait for iiiiiit> 2
10:45 PM
Oh dayum, there was a second one?! :P
What language?
@Ben I’m having keyboard woes
(For the mod)
Oh no
I discovered that getting accommodations to type on the AP exam requires being able to use a qwerty keyboard and not a Dvorak keyboard as I prefer
@Ben It's a custom markup language somewhat reminiscent of JSON
Too bad it seems that Linux builds of CK3 have a bug where the debug console is invisible
I take this as a polite refusal of the game to be modded.
@kviiri oh nooo
@BardicWizard ime having the skill to use anything other then a QWERTY is a bonus lol
10:53 PM
I really like CK3 so far, it has a few shortcomings compared to its predecessor but nothing I couldn't fix with a few evenings of modding. If the tools worked :)
Q: Does reading the Book of Exalted Deeds prevent casting non-upcast 5th-level spells into a Ring of Spell Storing?

Medix2The Ring of Spell Storing states (emphasis mine): This ring stores spells cast into it, holding them until the attuned wearer uses them. The ring can store up to 5 levels worth of spells at a time. When found, it contains 1d6 − 1 levels of stored spells chosen by the GM. Any creature can cast a ...

@Ben i guess. I have a really high typing speed for my age on a Dvorak keyboard because it works for my brain but I won’t be able to use my own device on the AP, most likely, so if I want to use my accommodations I need to have a qwerty keyboard typing speed that is a lot faster than hunting and pecking at the keys
Some of the most used words in programming: if, while, for, try and should
11:22 PM
@kviiri I have avoided playing 4e as though it would give me the plague. But yes, I am aware of the amount of damage that strikers can deal
11:35 PM
@BardicWizard wait you have an AP exam in gr. 10? I thought they were in gr. 12
@BardicWizard ok alright. That’s not how it works here so I was confused

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