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#RPGaDAY 2016 | Worst Luck

23rd: Share one of your best ‘Worst Luck’ stories.

Hmmm… does a TPK count as good or bad luck as the DM? During the beholder fight, each character had their favored eye ray. The duergar cleric always got telekinesis pushed off the cliff, the paladin always had fear, etc. Remember, it can always get worse!

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#RPGaDAY 2016 | Random Event

22nd: Supposedly random game events that keep recurring?

Probably dice. The most infamous dice trick was from G’s ranger in Out of the Abyss. He could rarely hit with his main weapon, but when he swung an improvised club with his off-hand, he would always hit. That club became a magic item after that.

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#RPGaDAY 2016 | Misinterpretation

21th: Funniest misinterpretation of a rule in your group?

This probably goes to something that G did in the first couple months of starting D&D last year, but I cannot think of a specific ruling. My funniest personal misinterpretation of all time is when I used to think a two-handed sword was two weapons…

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#RPGaDAY 2016 | Challenging But Rewarding

20th: Most challenging but rewarding system have you learned?

(The question is missing a “what is the”.)

D&D is the most rewarding system for me–even through many iterations and many editions. The challenging part is defending it when it is unjustly or ignorantly bashed or maligned.

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The Weapons of Vox Machina

I am going to put a spoiler alert on this article as it does go into what happened in the last episode of Critical Roles. I just want to talk about their weapons!

First of all I like the concept of weapon being strong not overpowered but strong and as a balance to its strength the user will have to suffer a bit. For example in Critical Role, Grog had the craving edge, very powerful but alas we don’t know what it did to him. Let’s just assume it was really bad. That weapon was fantastic though after a number of hit it would evolve and deal even more damage! Usually as the fight goes on characters tend to get weaker due to the usage of spells both defensive and aggressive. Similarly Percy’s old pistol harbored a dark entity that would control his intention from time to time. My point is those weapons are great and add some depth to the game but you also must be able to role-play it. Unfortunately those weapon are only temporary, if you all are like me you would like to keep it and deal with consequences later but eventually another weapon will come along and replace it or your friends might take it and send it to another dimension, you don’t know. I feel that those kind of weapon should be more frequent in the module as a double edge sword to include some depth to the characters.

Currently we are at the point where 3 vestiges were found by the members of Vox Machina not including the Vax’s armor and the newest one being the bow for Vex. After listening to its ability it seems that she would have to switch from the bow of Sky Sentinel for it’s 3 arrow ability and back to the vestiges. The ability of the new found bow is good but can no way beat the 3 arrows for 1 attack. If you saw the last episode you noticed that Grog and Scanlan tried to upgrade their weapon, unfortunately very unsuccessful. This made me think what should you do to upgrade an already powerful weapon. Matt Mercer probably told them it could upgraded but this is as far as he went. It would be logical for the prerequisite to match the background of the weapon. Maybe Grog’s gauntlet will upgrade after he kills a number of foes with his fist instead of axe. I had a weapon like that during my first D&D game and it was an improvised weapon (a table leg). That table leg upgraded once when I reached level 9, that was the prerequisite. I was told too that it was not its final form! Unfortunately it was turned to stone with its owner and we will leave it at that. I feel those kind of weapon would last longer than the double edge weapons but they would start out weak and depending on the user, how long would it take for it to upgrade.

So far my favorite vestige is Scalan due to the fact that it can mess the enemy and it did play an important role in taking down Kevdak. What is your favorite vestiges so far?

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#RPGaDAY 2016 | Learn

19th: Best way to learn a new game?

Everyone learns differently–some by playing, some by reading, some by watching or hearing. There is no best way, but all ways are now available through YouTube, actual play, previews, online gaming, conventions, etc. The best way to learn is to seek out and find a way to learn a game.

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#RPGaDAY 2016 | Innovation

18th: What innovation could RPG groups benefit most from?

There are a lot of in-game technologies that help games in different ways–go listen to the episode, it is quite good–and lots of out-of-game technology–3D printers, touchscreen tablets, PDFs–but I think the biggest innovation for roleplaying games is crowdfunding. It has allowed tons of designers who would otherwise be unable to realize their games to bring them to my door.

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#RPGaDay 2016 | Fictional Character

17th: What fictional character would best fit in your group?

A cleric–free healing and a raise dead once in a while would really change one’s life perspective. Also, if lesser restoration works on allergies like it does for disease, that would be great!

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