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by Malacar
Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [OOC Thread]
Replies: 409
Views: 89201

Luckily in this case, without much venom. More of a mild debate. Which I prefer these days.. My days of vitriol and venom are hopefully behind me.
by Malacar
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [OOC Thread]
Replies: 409
Views: 89201

Evil is whatever the beholder views it to be. I was far from knocking you guys. My experience with evil is, from the sound of it, quite different. Like I said.. More power to you guys. Personally, I prefer to run a group, or play in a group that, while having some arguments or bickering, gets along....
by Malacar
Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [OOC Thread]
Replies: 409
Views: 89201

Oh, the party I DM for is hardly all Lawful Good. Currently they have a CN, CG, LN, LG, and N. It's... interesting. My last game had more of a lawful mix, but that is a rarity. I will always stand by my viewpoint that it takes a very special person to play an evil in a game effectively. I've allowed...
by Malacar
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: TorilMUD Gathering 2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3507

Pril wrote:
Corth wrote:I vote for an east coast gathering.

*duck*


Seconded! :p


Thirded. Or fourthed. Or whatever.

... hear hear... ?
by Malacar
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [OOC Thread]
Replies: 409
Views: 89201

It's kind of interesting to see the different styles of play. I know that if this were a tabletop game, I would veto half the characters on alignment alone. It's a staple of D&D games that I run, that Evil and CN alignments tend to derail a game faster than an Al Qaida bomb. To each their own, b...
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: crash-test dummies and whatnot!
Replies: 52
Views: 9372

If they had spanked prior to crash, then moot point (unless they had started to clear it, but that's speculation). That's their issue.

Good point, too Branth. I haven't played in a while, so I forgot that was the case on reboot versus crash. Mea Culpa.
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: crash-test dummies and whatnot!
Replies: 52
Views: 9372

Yeah, you shouldn't get a 'zone state restore'... Just pop the corpses out, so they can start over. CR'ing is a bitch, and if you screw up and end up needing to do it - so be it. If, however, you don't spank, but the mud crashes, and people invariably log in and die one by one... How is that their f...
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

For jake:

Flat-footed: 16 (4/chainshirt, 2/heavyshield)
Touch: 11 (1/dex)
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: crash-test dummies and whatnot!
Replies: 52
Views: 9372

I didn't write this zone, but by the looks of how it was done, and having been to the zone several times I'd say that it was intended that this zone would not be an easy zone to CR or recover from. I also feel that this lack of easy CR and/or recovery factors into the insane rewards the zone has. A...
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: crash-test dummies and whatnot!
Replies: 52
Views: 9372

Oh, I meant in general... but thanks for the condescension. :)
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

This won't format right...

Here's the link:

http://www.d20srd.org/srd/carryingCapacity.htm

Basically, the more weight you carry, the slower you move.
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Your armor class is wrong: Your dex bonus is 1, not 2. You didn't include your armor or shield bonus on the standard line. Also, a suggestion - a light steel shield is a waste. Get a heavy steel or wooden shield. The AC bump is good (heavy is 2 ac, light is 1) Your ac should read: Standard: 16 (10/b...
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: crash-test dummies and whatnot!
Replies: 52
Views: 9372

I'm with Ifin here. The hands-off approach has really turned me off to the game. I'll lump this in with it also: the lack of information being given to the playerbase, or the ever annoying 'I am not telling' (and thinking it's some kind of cute comment) just irritates me (I only speak for me here, b...
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Yeah Jake.
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Here's my question... If we're trying to show the system off, why are so many picking an evil alignment? Don't we want to show how a party can complement each other, rather than destroy each other? I think I am gonna bow out - this is Mori's game, and I won't bitch about it, but mixing evil alignmen...
by Malacar
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Class skills are bought on a '1 for 1' basis, and can have a maximum rank of [Level + 3]. Skills that are not class, are referred to as 'Cross-Class'. They are bought on a '2 for 1' basis (1 skill point buys a half-rank). These skills can only go up to *half* a class skill. Example (assuming first l...
by Malacar
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep Gallery [Charsheet Thread]
Replies: 6
Views: 2062

Bowing out. Sorry.
by Malacar
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [OOC Thread]
Replies: 409
Views: 89201

Er.. You're allowing evils? That's going to get ugly quick.
by Malacar
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [OOC Thread]
Replies: 409
Views: 89201

I'm trying NOT to powergame and/or min-max tho. ;)
by Malacar
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [OOC Thread]
Replies: 409
Views: 89201

Ahh, different rules. Interesting. Must... read... *skim skim skim*

I disagree with your standpoint on ECL though (Note that this is more disagreeing for disagreement/rules sake, rather than arguing. I fully accept you do things a certain way as a GM). :)
by Malacar
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Errants of Waterdeep [OOC Thread]
Replies: 409
Views: 89201

Ah. I will pass then. Those rules make an ECL race even less useful, IMO. I'll stick to human, I guess. Just to clarify what Mori is referring to... First and foremost, an ECL race means it's a 'stronger than your average' race. This means that their ECL (effective character level) is bumped up by a...
by Malacar
Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Mori, will you allow an ECL +1 race (aasimar) into the game? I wanted to demonstrate the pros and cons of a 'powerful' race.
by Malacar
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Hah! Shows wat I know about clerics (never having played one). I need to read more before I post. Misinformation is the king of all evil. :)

Circumstance bonuses stack, eh? I'll have to mull through that. Learn something new every day!
by Malacar
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

That looks correct, Jake. One other important note to remember about bonuses... "Like" bonuses do NOT stack (except dodge and 'typeless'.. see below). So, if you have a 'circumstance' bonus, or a 'competance' bonus.. The two will stack together. But if you have TWO competance bonuses - onl...
by Malacar
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

To clear up confusion here, about saving throws: The three types (Fortitude, Reflex, Will), are all affected by a stat (con, dex, and wis respectively). However, as with everything (or nearly) in 3.5, there is always some 'base' it works from. Skills have ranks, attacks have a base attack bonus, and...
by Malacar
Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Actually, that's not exactly true. When you use your "smite giants" ability, you add your Charisma modifier to your attack roll. But yeah, Charisma is a fairly good dump stat. Actually, according to races of the wild, they use constitution for this ability, not charisma. I checked that be...
by Malacar
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Sounds like you're in need of an armored behemoth, and a rogue for traps.

Which one would you prefer?
by Malacar
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Another thing, Jake... Clerics with positive energy (good aligned, or neutral that selects positive energy), don't have to memorize cure light|moderate|serious|critical wounds, or their "mass" equivalents. They can choose to 'lose' any memorized spell of the same level, and cast a cure ins...
by Malacar
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

First and foremost.. Are you planning on wearing heavy armor, like full plate? If so, a 14 dex is overkill. Armor has a maximum dexterity bonus, and full plate has a 1. In fact I believe ALL (non-mithral.. and mithral is damned rare) heavy armor is 0 or 1. A 12 dex would be sufficient, unless you we...
by Malacar
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Arilin, I assume you are referring to point buy on stats? Here's a good chart, and how much each point costs: Stat Cost -------------- 8 0 9 1 10 2 11 3 12 4 13 5 14 6 15 8 16 10 17 13 18 16 All racial modifiers are applied AFTER you buy your base stats. So if you buy a 16 constitution (as a dwarf, ...
by Malacar
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Sample 3.5 Char sheet and analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 24130

Color me confused... Is this a PBEM (play by email) game? Just how many PCs are you taking? I have a pretty hefty knowledge of 3.5 rules, and have PDFs and hard copies of every book out there currently (except for complete mage). Come to think of it, I now have over 60gb of scanned RPG books.. From ...
by Malacar
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: ChP Who is With Meh!
Replies: 10
Views: 1371

I've been told we're going with the 'throw bodies at them until they submit' method, next time.

Uh. Yay.
by Malacar
Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Toril 2.0 and the Racewars?
Replies: 31
Views: 5433

no i havent read it at all (i am not a tabletop gamer at all and have no idea what any books say) but you did repeat what i said :) by having equivalent stats in one area, others will be lower .. *nod me* and yes playerbase be damned leave races separate(unless they are OC) :) Actually, you're read...
by Malacar
Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Toril 2.0 and the Racewars?
Replies: 31
Views: 5433

Ambar... given your response, I don't think you have read 3.5 very well. The 3.5 system gives some rather unique perspectives to races in general. A dwarf tank would have an average strength - equal to an elf in fact. The difference is his con would be higher. I really think the 'playerbase be damne...
by Malacar
Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Logs
Topic: sigh
Replies: 8
Views: 1406

Silverast Rubicyn wrote:Seeing new cool instruments makes me want to come play again ... if I only had the time :(

Sigh!


sung to the tune from Wizard of Oz?

"If I only had the time..." doodoo doodoo doodoo
by Malacar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: NWN Modules
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Check nwvault.ign.com

Great modules there.

Dreammaker is good, but lower than you're looking for.

I think you can search by level, too.
by Malacar
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Video games
Replies: 40
Views: 3956

Let's see, other games I liked... Chrono Cross Final Fantasy Tactics Ogre Tactics Ogre Battle Chrono Trigger Final Fantasy 7 (knights of the round + mimic * 5 = win) Gauntlet Terra Cresta (the mame video game where you collect 5 parts of your ship to form a phoenix...) Raiden ummm... Breath of Fire ...
by Malacar
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Wierd Al: White and Nerdy
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

that's awesome. :)
by Malacar
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Tabletop Gaming?
Replies: 37
Views: 5896

If you're looking to play over the net, this is the best method I have found - it costs a little bit of money for the licenses, but it works fabulous.

Klooge Werks - http://www.kloogeinc.com/

You can download and check out the demo at will. There's also some tutorial vids on the site.
by Malacar
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Latest D&D PC game?
Replies: 15
Views: 2181

Re: Oh

Oh, if you want to try another DND game Thilindel try playing Pool of Radiance for the PC, think it came out like 2 years ago. Once you finish the game you'll want to commit suicide and might contemplate dating men. The original was such a good game, and this new one sucked massive sloth parts. Tyr...
by Malacar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Funniest porno names
Replies: 29
Views: 3679

I wanna cum in your mom 2.

Not just because of the title, which is funny.. But because there's a part 2.
by Malacar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Video games
Replies: 40
Views: 3956

See, I just didn't like FF3/6 that much. :/

FF5 (j) is actually really good if you get the translated ROM.
by Malacar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Latest D&D PC game?
Replies: 15
Views: 2181

Cirath... Have you ever known another MMO to release so few levels, though? You can get to 10th level in 3 days. I should know.. I have 5 10th level characters. I only play Mondays with some RL friends now, though. Also - seriously.. September/october for the level cap? It should have been released ...
by Malacar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Tabletop Gaming?
Replies: 37
Views: 5896

Tabletop Gaming?

With all the talk about PC gaming with D&D... What are you currently playing on tabletop (if you play tabletop)? My group just started up the Shackled City adventure path. I started running it 4-5 weeks ago now, and have actually managed to get my PC's interested enough to start up a wiki site w...
by Malacar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Latest D&D PC game?
Replies: 15
Views: 2181

Dead on there, Ragorn. I agree - it doesn't feel like Eberron. Eberron has a rather unique feel and flavor that I very much like... DDO is missing the vast majority of that.

How cool would it be to have a fight online with creatures on board a lightning rail car?!
by Malacar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: ARRRRRRRRR you ready!?
Replies: 22
Views: 2656

My pirate name is: Mad Roger Rackham <img src="http://www.piratequiz.com/flag.gif"> Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnam...
by Malacar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Video games
Replies: 40
Views: 3956

I like Final Fantasy 2 (US, I think it was 4 or 5 in japan). I've played it through many, many times. I just like Rydia and Edge. They make such a cute couple!
by Malacar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: ARRRRRRRRR you ready!?
Replies: 22
Views: 2656

Aye me hearties, 'tis that time again. Hoist the anchor! Raise the mainsail! Load the cannons!
by Malacar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Latest D&D PC game?
Replies: 15
Views: 2181

The power curve can be attributed as much to it being set in Eberron as to bad planning. I'd more attribute it to extremely poor planning on Turbine's part, than the world. I've run several Eberron tabletop games, and they were very good games indeed. My players love the world. Eberron is built in ...
by Malacar
Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Feature Ideas and Requests for 2.0
Replies: 20
Views: 5768

Grappling, straight out of 3.5 rules. REAL mounted combat. Elevation fighting - If one party has the high ground, it gets a bonus to hit. This could be negated through sheer weight of numbers versus a mob, weight/height ratios, etc. ECL races - Aasimar, Tiefling, etc. Clerics getting the ability to ...

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