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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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daftdeafdave

daftdeafdave




17th Jul 2015, 4:07 AM

dndtools, I'll miss you :(

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Fury of the Tempest




17th Jul 2015, 5:38 AM

DNDtool? You mean this? http://dndtools.pw/

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Disloyal Subject

Disloyal Subject




17th Jul 2015, 10:03 AM

It's been resurrected? Praise the Omnissiah! I was starting to get tired of using the app all the time, not that I use 3.5 much these days. It's still nice to fiddle with goofy builds from time to time.

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daftdeafdave

daftdeafdave




18th Jul 2015, 8:55 PM

YES!

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Raxon

Raxon




17th Jul 2015, 5:30 AM

Both are excellent sources, naturally.

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Disloyal Subject

Disloyal Subject




17th Jul 2015, 10:07 AM

D&D Wiki... excels... alright. It excels at oversaturation with bad ideas.
There are some gems (I'm fond of the True Archer and Conduit of the Lower Planes classes, their settings are generally fun and good, and the listing of SRD feats is handily bulleted to show prerequisites), but the homebrew flaws section is a mess unfit for use in most games and navigation between site sections is a nightmare. Gordon is a kind DM to just reject Cory's character sheet in the early chapters rather than burning the thing.

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Guest




17th Jul 2015, 10:26 AM

Why would he do that?

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Zilfallion

Zilfallion




17th Jul 2015, 11:15 AM

I have to agree with you on most parts. 90% of the Homebrew section is... bad.

ALTHOUGH, I have to say, it was probably one of the most fun sessions I had, when I referenced a homebrew item I'd seen on the site during character creation for basically a 1-shot session while I was visiting. Was my first IRL session, but I'd played a little PbP and other online games. We had a character in the party, who basically was designed by one person who was there, but couldn't stay to play, made an NPC and rolled up by the GM, and then taken over by someone who showed up. Big mean ugly barbarian[The race was a whole other issue but unimportant]

The item I mentioned was www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Bag_of_Halflings_(3.5e_Equipment) The GM went and modified it, turned it into a magic item, and gave it to the Barbarian. In addition, he changed the campaign so there was a 25% chance every NPC we encountered was a halfling. There was a small incident in town where a halfling and two of his kids were stuffed into the sack, the third was eaten since the sack was full. My character was at the bar drinking since he knew about what was going to happen when they started being nice to a halfling beggar.

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Raxon

Raxon




17th Jul 2015, 4:56 PM

I have a few homebrew classes I rather like. I love the halfling rock skipping champion prestige class. It seems underpowered at first glance, but there are some ways to make it viable, even powerful.

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Disloyal Subject

Disloyal Subject




17th Jul 2015, 5:09 PM

Wasn't that made by Rich Burlew over at Giant in the Playground?
I guess it makes sense that someone would eventually stick it on the wiki.

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Raxon

Raxon




18th Jul 2015, 12:21 AM

Yeah. I had the idea to minmax the hell out of that, using a jungle giant half-halfling with gigantism, and oversized weapon. He'd be flinging half ton boulders singlehandedly, and, well, making them bounce is less out of necessity, and more a formality.

A paste crushing formality.

Jungle giants get a massive stat bonus. I think it was +10 strength and +16 dexterity. Make him a half halfling to qualify, and you have an insanely broken character.

And that, my friend, is how you can make a monk keep up with a wizard in terms of DPS right up to epic levels.

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Disloyal Subject

Disloyal Subject




18th Jul 2015, 2:43 AM

Well, that is if you bother with DPS instead of just looting the dungeon itself. That guy must really have been fun.
Besides, if an epic-level wizard is worried about direct damage they're probably doing it wrong. I'd rather make a Sorcerer anyway, but their blasting superiority makes my default niche for an epic wizard be trickery and scheming.

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Raxon

Raxon




19th Jul 2015, 12:52 AM

Believe it or not, he was too big to enter dungeons. That's why I had a midget pixie wielding double oversized daggers, with something like three feats put into parrying. Nothing physical could even touch my pixie.

The jungle giant was more or less the pack mule. We literally dismantled a castle and carted it back to the city to sell, piece by piece. The DM wised up and had us adventuring in things that could not be dismantled quite so easily, like swamps.

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Disloyal Subject

Disloyal Subject




19th Jul 2015, 9:14 PM

I remembered; that's what I meant by looting the dungeon. I suppose it was a bit unclear.

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Disloyal Subject

Disloyal Subject




17th Jul 2015, 5:12 PM

At least the Bag of Halfling is labeled as a joke item; the mix of poor design, jokes, and combinations thereof makes picking stuff for a serious game tricky... But for spicing up a silly one-shot, why not? So long as you have fun. And who wouldn't like to club people with halflings? The Hulking Hurler PrC might get a little more out of such an item...

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Sliver




18th Jul 2015, 2:03 PM

Couldn't agree more. It used to be very hard to destinguish between homebrew and actual rules in that site. I had a player that asked for a flaw from there... The flaw is that he would fall asleep in almost all non-combat situations, recover hp for each hour of sleep and wake up if there is anyone hostile within 100 feet. And a feat, because it's a flaw.

That site had left such a nasty impression on me that I automatically reject any of its homebrew. It also causes me to cringe whenever someone links to core rules from that site, instead of the srd... Even if there is one case where the site is more accurate than the d20srd... *Shudders*

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Poker




5th Nov 2017, 7:36 PM

Yeah, no way that one is ever going to pass.
at least, if he take the sleeping thing, he don't get a feat (since he already win something from that "flaw" and don't automatically wake up.

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Confused Person




17th Jul 2015, 10:23 AM

I don't get the joke at the end.

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Warlach572

Warlach572




17th Jul 2015, 2:39 PM

I would assume it's related to DT's DMing prowess, but I can't quite tell.

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nathan400

nathan400




19th Jul 2015, 9:30 PM

I think it's supposed to mean that there will be occasions where even the most broken/inventive D&D character couldn't pull off some of the stunts from One Piece, but a guy new to DMing might misread the odd rule or make some other mistake that would then make said stunt seem viable. Viable, at least, for long enough to move past that particular scene.

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Devlerbat




18th Jul 2015, 1:03 AM

Do you plan on releasing the mechanics of the Black Leg, Okama Kenpo, and Rokushiki disciplines thus finishing the Martial Artist class you released a while ago?

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Malroth

Malroth




18th Jul 2015, 5:01 PM

Filler arcs, use them or skip them?

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Raxon

Raxon




19th Jul 2015, 12:53 AM

Skip, because the foxy pirates can go choke on a bag of dicks!

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Kimoto

Kimoto




19th Jul 2015, 2:04 AM

Till you remember that was actually not Filler the first time they met them. I agree though, screw Foxy

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Raxon

Raxon




19th Jul 2015, 3:10 AM

Most of the Davy Back games were filler to draw it out. The only part of the arc I actually liked was the climactic battle between Luffy and Foxy.

Afro Luffy is almost as awesome as Blue Hulk Luffy.

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Devlerbat




19th Jul 2015, 1:27 PM

Skiping the filler while watching it maybe, but this is a parody comic and as such the filler has just as (if not more) potential for comedy.

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nathan400

nathan400




19th Jul 2015, 9:33 PM

Or Dragontamer might take the middle option and Teamfourstar it. Multi-hour ridiculously badly mathed/written story ark done in a single 5-minute episode.

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Poker




5th Nov 2017, 7:39 PM

Yeah, i though GM name would come up in some plot twist like GM's one.

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