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12:49 AM
@Ben it's an old meme, but I checks out
 
Ben
1:10 AM
How is everyone today
 
1:21 AM
@Ben I’m alive. I think that’s the best I can say. You?
 
Ben
Can't argue with that.
 
I’m done with the actual testing portion of educational testing though so I’m doing way better than half an hour ago
 
Ben
The victory with the boys' behaviour has been short lived. I cut them a deal that if they showed me they could behave and follow the rules for a week (or at least 5 days) they would get their Gameboys back. That night the oldest (who brought it up just as he went to bed) stole mine from a room that I told them not to go into.
@BardicWizard Woot!
 
@Ben I’m not done stressing about it though cause there’s a couple weeks till I get results (during which time I have finals) and then months until the college board gets back to me on whether I actually qualify for accommodations
 
Ben
@BardicWizard As soon as I'm done with the thing, I immediately stop stressing about it. The answer will come when it comes, in the meantime I can't do anything about it. When the answers do come then yeah, the stress comes back.
 
1:28 AM
@Ben hard to do but that’s a good plan in general
 
Ben
It does take practice. A lack of focus also helps XD
 
2:24 AM
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Q: Does the Aberrant Mind Sorcerer Subclass' Warping Implosion Ability Affect the User?

Smart_TJFor the Aberrant Mind sorcerer origin, it's lv 18 ability, Warping Implosion, reads as follows: You can unleash your aberrant power as a space-warping anomaly. As an action, you can teleport to an unoccupied space you can see within 120 feet of you. Immediately after you disappear, each creature...

 
2:43 AM
@ThomasMarkov I debate opening a Meta about these questions. Though perhaps it's just not worth it since we don't have a huge surplus of similar questions causing lots of repeated answers, hmm...
 
Mood of the day is "Everything is Broken" by Bob Dylan. Spotify link, lyrics.
 
@Medix2 I say close it first then make the meta. Looks like a dupe to me.
 
3:16 AM
@ThomasMarkov But of which one?
 
I’ll look at it tomorrow once I get to the office. Gotta sleep. Long day today.
 
I might just open a Meta actually saying "Are any of these duplicates?"
@ThomasMarkov I very much feel that too; sleep well!
 
 
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9:18 AM
May someone help with going through the comments of this question's answers? I ran out of time.
 
9:38 AM
@BESW all I can think of is Everything is Awesome but with the words swapped
 
10:35 AM
@BESW intriguing variation of what seems to be the same game at its core.
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Q: What is the name of this pyramid game?

KoekjeI used to have this game, not any more. It must be at least 10-15 years old, but possibly older. I don't remember the rules, only that you had to follow a certain path with your pyramids, and that they could be stacked in a way (perhaps blocking off others?). Searching on the internet, I have fou...

To be honest, the board is somehow cute/funny.
 
Always interesting to see what games the maker thinks need to be spiced up with a little exotic flavor.
If you're interested in the gameplay, check out Tak.
 
10:52 AM
@BESW well.... Monopoli.
 
@BESW IT'S A REAL GAME?
 
I recently found out they even had a SAILOR MOON one.
 
@AncientSwordRage I've never played it, or know anything about the source material, but I've got a friend who tapped me to review her re-write of the rules for better clarity, since I knew nothing about it so I'd be a good test subject.
 
I have Hnefatafl (inspiration to Thud), but I may need to pick up a copy of Tak
 
@AncientSwordRage IIRC it's made to fit what little descriptions the books have of it
 
10:56 AM
@Someone_Evil I mean that's fair, but wiki says it was designed by Rothfuss who wrote the books
 
It was designed by James Ernest, with Rothfuss' approval.
> Ernest persisted despite Rothfuss' misgivings however and developed the game with his blessing. When he and Rothfuss played it for the first time, Rothfuss was amazed.
 
@AncientSwordRage Ooh, Tafl games are really neat
 
@BESW ahh I misread the wiki in my haste
@kviiri I've yet to play this with anyone
 
It's not written for quick parsing.
 
It doesn't help the heading says
> Tak is a two-player abstract strategy game designed by James Ernest and Patrick Rothfuss and published by Cheapass Games in 2016.
 
 
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12:43 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Potentially bad keyword in body, blacklisted user (72): Where to get car inspected near me perfectly USA all state? by success007 on rpg.SE (@Rubiksmoose)
 
 
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2:19 PM
o/
 
@doppelgreener hey friend
 
howdy!
 
Good morning
 
finger guns
 
@RevenantBacon I cast feign death
 
2:34 PM
Morning fellow humans
 
@Medix2 That's presumptuous.
 
I exist in an uncaffeinated state and this bugs me
 
@ThomasMarkov True... I've been trying to think of a way around that... Oooh, "Hello fellow beings"
 
2:55 PM
@Medix2 I believe at least one person here is not a human, but in fact a moose
 
3:34 PM
@doppelgreener \oo//
::waves at everyone::
 
3:50 PM
@AncientSwordRage o/
 
@NautArch Game was very fun saturday.
 
@ThomasMarkov yay! Glad you enjoyed it!
FYI, i'm also totally cool with feedback/constructive criticism.
 
my interpretation of various o based emoticons:
o/ - ahoy
\oo// - greetings and ahoy back
\o/ - joy

\o\ - TIE fighter strafing left
/o/ - TIE fighter strafing right
\\o// - Raise your hands in the air, side to side like you just don't care
 
@illustro Three arms and two heads? I'm just this guy y'know?
 
\\\\O//// - Octopus waving
 
3:55 PM
@AncientSwordRage I interpreted it as an acknowledgement with one hand (as if passing a stranger on the street), then a vigorous wave with the other (once realising it is a close friend), while turning around to greet them.
 
@illustro ahh, thats a clever interpretation
 
...maybe I just read too much into that and you are in fact an Ettin
 
no galactic presidents needed
 
:P
 
@illustro I want that warforged question to be a duplicate, but I don't think it is thanks to multiple versions across multiple official books.
 
3:57 PM
In which case one head is saying hello...while the other is waving
 
@NautArch Including that context in the question body should make it clear that it isnt a dupe.
 
@NautArch That's my feeling too.
 
@illustro grumble grumble wotc grumble grumble
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@AncientSwordRage Indeed, no need to invoke 42 here
 
@illustro good thing that I don't make jokes in base 13
 
4:04 PM
@ThomasMarkov I've included some of the context explaining the differences in the question now
@AncientSwordRage Indeed it is
 
@illustro Makes a lot more sense now. When I first read the question, it really did seem as trivial as the example I gave in my comment, "Can tieflings use longswords?" But it makes a lot more sense now that you would put that out there.
 
@AncientSwordRage If you did...I might have to direct you here: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/82350/…
 
4:39 PM
@illustro base 13... not rot 13
 
4:56 PM
There was a book series where the primary antagonist had some sort of strange connection to base 13.
Something about an immortal assassin, and a magic orb that gave him that immortality
Can't remember the name of it for the life of me
3 books. Very good read
 
@AncientSwordRage I'm aware of the difference, it was more an allusion to the fact you can implement rot13 using base13 arithmetic
 
@illustro I didn't think of that
 
@illustro I do think it is HIGHLY unlikely a subclass is designed to hurt itself?
 
"13s" become "1s" & "1s" become "13s" and a trivial rot13 implementation is complete (minus some elementary encoding and decoding from letters to numbers)
@NautArch plenty of subclasses are able to damage themselves (wizard casts fireball on top of themselves). In this case it's a sorcerer choosing to end it's turn within 30 feet of where it left, knowing full well it's just warped the space that was there
 
@illustro well, the wizard doesn't have to include themselves. And specialist fireball wouldn't. THis seems like a specialist move.
@illustro I had read the question that OP was asking about it generally and not the case where they return, but either way it seems a little silly for it to impact.
 
5:06 PM
@NautArch it's still relying on the subclass teleporting themselves within their own area of effect
 
@illustro True. I'm just going to chalk it up to "did wizards really think this one through?"
 
@NautArch they did...they allow the subclass to teleport anywhere up to 120ft away (similar to Thunderstep). If the character is stupid enough to use a move intended to allow them to escape from a nasty situation to a safe situation, to instead teleport right back to the nasty situation...then they deserve any pubishment they get
 
@illustro This seems like a pretty straightforward take.
 
(note I'm making the distinction here between character and player...the player may be doing it for fun, or as a mistake...the character on the other hand should know better)
 
@NautArch If you need to teleport within 30 feet, teleporting up is safer wow
 
5:09 PM
@illustro Also true.
I retract my statement :P
 
Actually... maybe teleporting up means you don't take fall damage if you fail the save, who knows
 
You definitely do...unless you can also fly (or teleport up to a ledge/higher ground level)
 
@illustro Well the ability pulls you to the spot, so, eh, who knows
 
It puts you in an unoccupied space, it doesn't turn you into an immovable rod :P
 
@illustro ideas generating
 
5:14 PM
@illustro if it pulls you to within 5ft of the ground, then you fall that 5ft though...
 
@AncientSwordRage so it accelerates you towards the ground...and you are arguing it should reduce fall damage?
This DM would apply both sets of damage
Full fall damage and warping damage (if we weren't using the optional XGtE rules for simultaneous effects...then they only get the falling damage)
It's not like it pulls you to the spot and then freezes you in place
 
@illustro d&d is (hilariously so) not a physics simulator
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@illustro you'd be well within your rights
 
@AncientSwordRage oh I am very aware of that....but at the same time, D&D is an exceptions based game, and this does not create an exception to fall damage rules
 
Also true
 
5:39 PM
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Q: Are any of these questions about the type of additional damage in 5e-dnd duplicates?

Medix2The following are all related or relatively similar questions about effects that deal damage without specifying a type being combined with effects that deal multiple types of damage at once: Can I choose which damage type my Sneak Attack does if my weapon does multiple types? When a ranged attac...

 
5:58 PM
Ugh, it’s so cold here today
 
6:42 PM
@BardicWizard an you huddle round a brazier like a victorian street urchin?
 
@AncientSwordRage that needs to be a disclaimer for about 1 in 5 questions that devolve into designer reasons , I suspect. Or, that's the t-shirt that makes you some money: D&D is (hilariously so) not a physics simulator
 
I just need to find an image of someone being crushed by a D20, and I'll put it on a shirt
 
7:05 PM
@AncientSwordRage I really big d20. That fell from a ledge ... splat. 👍 🤣
@AncientSwordRage just re read Larry Niven's old (tongue in cheek) essay on why Superman and Lois Lane are probably not going to have kids together Got a few chuckles out of it, again.
 
@KorvinStarmast I'm not as enamoured by that write up....because he doesn't destroy stuff in normal lie, it just seems something someone wrote to be controversial (?)
 
@AncientSwordRage Like I said, it was a bit tongue in cheek. :)
 
7:39 PM
can someone help explain what I'm doing wrong here:
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Q: What would an agrarian society need with bio-circuitry?

PureferretIf an Agrarian society (any community whose economy is based on producing and maintaining crops and farmland.) had developed a way to cultivate Cable Bacteria into large basic circuits (able to do basic arithmetic, but at a larger scale that modern day circuits. Think the size of a breadboard but...

I've had this issue on Worldbuilding before, where is feels like the commenters aren't reading my question properly? But I don't want to assume
 
@KorvinStarmast Having read this, my only gripe is with the assumption that gold kryptonite would remove all supposed kryptonian powers from the sperm, but then, once an egg was fertilized, they would suddenly reappear.
 
 
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9:52 PM
@RevenantBacon Yeah, there were quite a few holes in that block of cheese ...
 
10:40 PM
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Q: Is it possible to escape from a Wall of Stone spell on the turn it is cast by flying?

KirtThe spell wall of stone allows those that might be trapped by it a chance to escape during the action in which it is 'springing into existence'. If a creature would be surrounded on all sides by the wall (or the wall and another solid surface), that creature can make a Dexterity saving throw. On...

 
Ben
11:35 PM
Murnin
 
11:56 PM
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Q: Does the now updated Integrated Protection feature of the Warforged mean they are counted as "wearing" armor?

illustroThe new and updated Warforged's Integrated Protection feature, detailed in Ebberon Rising from the Last War, now states: Integrated Protection Your body has built-in defensive layers, which can be enhanced with armor. [...] You can don only armor with which you have proficiency. To don armor [....

 

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