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by Cirath
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Guitar Hero 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

So... It's Dance Dance Revolution for metalheads?

I think I'm going to go cry now.
by Cirath
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Deities and Domains
Replies: 36
Views: 12595

I fully support this product and/or service.
by Cirath
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: DR/Golf Bag in 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 3708

I hope for the introduction of DR for a slightly different reason. I am less concerned with it providing an element of strategy to weapon choice, and more with it adding a method of damage mitigation that does not require +hit point gear. I look foward to the armor with flags like adamantine, hammer...
by Cirath
Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Wizards and Specialists
Replies: 46
Views: 15821

Now, as the details were light, I can't correctly assess how the changes will affect me should I decide to become a player again, but my gut reaction (assumption) is that Conjurers will be more like the Conjies of old, and that Fembo will become an Abjurer spell, as it's more of a "defensive e...
by Cirath
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Wizards and Specialists
Replies: 46
Views: 15821

the simple reason for this is that the new version of invokers (evokers) are dedicated to dealing damage... You are still thinking of the mages in terms of what they can and can't do now, rather than what it has been stated that they will be capable of. ...enchanters or anything similar to them in ...
by Cirath
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Wizards and Specialists
Replies: 46
Views: 15821

I'm hoping that when we convert we keep our xp and that a 50 Enchanter requires more xp than a 50 Invoker. They almost certainly won't require different amounts of experience. They are all the same class now: Wizard. It would be sort of like making a fighter who chose the combat expertise feat take...
by Cirath
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Magic
Replies: 105
Views: 34399

so what if you choose evoker or something and x out i dont know.. umm necro and transmute and yer soloing somewhere and a rare necro spell drops. is there a system to not allow this ie. only rare spells of yer class can drop or would you be crap outta luck? im thinking crap outta luck.. I expect it...
by Cirath
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Wizards and Specialists
Replies: 46
Views: 15821

what an extremely.. interesting idea.. so me being a full time invo :). can.. if choose.. change.. to say an abjurer and completely change the focus of the class i leveled up to 50 with. I doubt that the work involved in affecting the change in specialization will be less than the bit of extra work...
by Cirath
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Make's macca's look somewhat healthy?
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Tanji Smanji wrote:I checked one out today in the store, they're not kidding. Freakin thing is death in a box.


And the really sad part is that anyone with a kitchen and the I.Q. of a tennis ball can make a better meal in under twenty minutes.
by Cirath
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: toril 2.0, exp, and the value of characters.
Replies: 36
Views: 5302

Herein lies the purpose of a level wipe. If you earned your eq by whatever means, (character defining, as we all know it to be) then fine. May it serve you well in your climb back to the top. But as for the levels and forthcoming skills, if you are truly skilled then I am sure you will be back on t...
by Cirath
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Barbarians in 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

I've been talking with a friend about something related. If weather has an effect, if food and drink have more of an effect, we'll probably have some people thrilled - and others ticked right off. I say bring it on! I still fondly remember that week or so when there was an attempt to implement dise...
by Cirath
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: toril 2.0, exp, and the value of characters.
Replies: 36
Views: 5302

hmm and maybe keep some hard to max skills as well, like assassinate and -laugh- bandage. A) In all likelihood both bandage and assassinate will not be skills as they currently are anyhow. Not to mention that "hard to max skills" will be a thing of the past. Skills will be bought with a p...
by Cirath
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Barbarians in 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

This brings up the question of whether or not the shaman will still exist as we know it. Also, if this proposal were to be implemented, would a system for exposure to the elements, fatigue, and other such factors be created? Would the survival skill be important (other than the ability to scavenge f...
by Cirath
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Noncombat Encounters in 2.0?
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Noncombat Encounters in 2.0?

The idea is that the face man of a party (bards or specialized charismatic rogues)... Let us not forget the paladins and clerics as well! In all seriousness, though, I fully support this product and/or service. It would, at the very least, produce a new breed of rogue that has not made its way on t...
by Cirath
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Weapons & Armor Basics
Replies: 36
Views: 13091

full unveiling. = supercoolerific. but what would you rather have :P partials where you at least get the flavor of the new game in your grubby mouths or just nothing. well at the moment at least. ok. im done :P see ya around. sparingly :P I'd rather have the complete game, tested and working proper...
by Cirath
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:26 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Roll Up a D&D Character Here! (Examples for D&D Noob
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

This is true, despite what people might think. I DMed a 40-point buy campaign where the characters were ECL 14 demons, and a bunch of kobolds with mediocre stats managed to bring one down. Never underestimate the power of kobolds. You may want to be careful about giving the impression that the game...
by Cirath
Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Roll Up a D&D Character Here! (Examples for D&D Noob
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

When players bring rolled stats to the table, there's almost always someone who rolled lower than they would like, and there's often someone who rolled "suspiciously" well. That's why the DM should supervise the rolls. As for rolling lower than you'd like, well, like the song says: "...
by Cirath
Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Roll Up a D&D Character Here! (Examples for D&D Noob
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

I only skimmed over Ragorn's original post the first time, but having read it a bit more closely, I feel there is something he left out (or, rather, a second option he neglected to mention): There are several methods for creating ability scores in the various Players Handbooks (as well as a number o...
by Cirath
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Something to offend everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Here is some help from a professional.

Or maybe this.
by Cirath
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Something to offend everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Bah! You missed all the really easily offended people and went for the cliches! If you really want to have fun, then go for any group with an "equal rights" campaign.
by Cirath
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Tabletop Gaming?
Replies: 37
Views: 6595

I have to second Ragorn on this one. I strongly suggest that you try to play in some more personal format (at the very least, an instant messenger program of some sort). There is just too much going on in a decent tabletop game for an email campaign to progress at anything but a snail's pace. The ch...
by Cirath
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Roll Up a D&D Character Here! (Examples for D&D Noob
Replies: 22
Views: 3028

Here 's the one I made. No idea if doing anything remotely right, but yeah! Other than not adding your wisdom bonus to AC due to being a monk, and not adding any equipment (some DMs run games where flint and steel will save your life, some just assume you can pull anything mundane from behind your ...
by Cirath
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Character Attributes
Replies: 107
Views: 47928

I believe everyone is missing the point of my posts. fumes have a detriment. A very large one, that if max_stat changes go into effect will in practice make fumes NEVER used. My question is, will equipment like that one particular item be changed where people will actually use it still, or shall we...
by Cirath
Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Character Attributes
Replies: 107
Views: 47928

Since stats are changing, and max_X is changing, will equipment, say fumes for example with a -max_con be changed more inline with it? Or will the gear be staying the same? Cause if things change the way people are predicting im fairly sure two fumes with that amount of maxcon in the negatives mean...
by Cirath
Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: update mundane stuffs
Replies: 29
Views: 4132

Of course, given the number of humanoid (or other types that do bludgeoning damage by default) mobs in the game, if they don't adjust mob damage type or arm them appropriately then I expect hammerblock (damage reduction vs bludgeoning damage only) armor, shields, and other items will become quite po...
by Cirath
Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Greater Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 2719

There are a few immediate problems with this plan, as I see it: First, with 2.0 on the horizon, adding new spells and removing class skills (unless I misunderstood you when you said "get rid of res song") in the current system seems an awful lot of work in coding and balancing just to be r...
by Cirath
Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Which are you?!
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Don't make me post Eric and the gazebo! I'll do it! I swear!
by Cirath
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: update mundane stuffs
Replies: 29
Views: 4132

Oghma wrote:Lets not forget Cold Iron, Adamantine, Magic, Silver and aligned weapons!


And elemental, ghost touch, and status affecting weapons. Oh how the list goes on!
by Cirath
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Multiplaying
Replies: 24
Views: 2928

Thilindel wrote:I've kind of gotten where I'm a rogue thinker maybe. With the Pbase as it is, imho, who gives a rat's behind if someone's multi'g?


And which rule do you discard next? Where does it stop?
by Cirath
Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: update mundane stuffs
Replies: 29
Views: 4132

Re: update mundane stuffs

Avenger, Faith, Dragonlance, MD goodie sword (for when ya don't want area damage), ebony, for when ya need to wear shield.... Note that four out of those five are slashing weapons. Keep them all, and add at least two good bludgeoning weapons (mace of disruption, and something for whacking golems ar...
by Cirath
Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: No Nay Never - Round Robin!
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Lilira wrote:The original song I think is "Wild Rover".


*Ed Mcmahon voice* You are correct, sah!
by Cirath
Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: No Nay Never - Round Robin!
Replies: 6
Views: 689

It's an old Irish folk song (and a favorite of one of the bands that plays at a local pub). I'm not entirely sure anyone knows who the original artist was anymore.
by Cirath
Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Weapons & Armor Basics
Replies: 36
Views: 13091

Sarell wrote:Will skills that people have invested hundreds of hours into be better than another level 50s who have invested nothing?


The same question was raised (and discussed briefly) here by Mirlantharn.
by Cirath
Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: update mundane stuffs
Replies: 29
Views: 4132

Re: update mundane stuffs

first remove most of the "silver weapons" and give them a proc of sorts against undead, remember finding that new sword with silver so you could go kill undead in the table top D&D? No, not really. Lycanthropes, maybe, but the only undead with a silver vulnerability were vampires. How...
by Cirath
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Wow 10 days w/o a post in here
Replies: 14
Views: 2421

hagah wrote:Maybe a % chance after eating shellfish you get sense life and poison :P Stuff like that..


I think you might want to consider a new seafood restaraunt.
by Cirath
Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Feature Ideas and Requests for 2.0
Replies: 20
Views: 7581

Perhaps a "toss <item> to <character>" command? perhaps with a "catch" command to follow through with the passing of the item in the next round of combat, and the item perhaps end up on the floor in the 2nd round if not caught? Interesting thought: if the intended recipient isn'...
by Cirath
Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Introducing Toril 2.0
Replies: 156
Views: 48285

Ok, as to what Sheverash has stated earlier in this thread, we are being allowed to reroll our characters. What really wasn't answered was:... From what I have gathered, as well as experience in similar situations on other games, this is how I understand the conversion to work: You will be artifici...
by Cirath
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Which Faerun Diety would you be?
Replies: 24
Views: 3000

It looks to me like only four or five deities are represented here. Hardly enough to make a definitive test. The fact that I came up as Bane should proove that (I am not nearly that much of a work-a-holic).
by Cirath
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Magic
Replies: 105
Views: 34399

Of course, a mage could concievably take improved critical: ray (or touch), but it would be pretty late in the character due to the prerequisites. I find myself wondering if such a thing will be allowed with this, and other feats (like weapon focus).
by Cirath
Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: A question for the guys!
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Oh good grief.. you ask the guys.. Lemme give you a woman's perspective. Of course he asks the guys. It is a question of the workings of the male mind. As such, he asks if any other men, with similarly finite knowledge of the workings of that field of medicine, would think along the same lines as t...
by Cirath
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: A question for the guys!
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Can you be sure that a female doctor isn't a lesbian? Can you be sure the male doctor isn't gay, for that matter? These days it is far from unlikely. It seems to me that, as you said, a doctor is a doctor. I also expect that it isn't quite the turn on you might think after five or six years of check...
by Cirath
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Magic
Replies: 105
Views: 34399

Casters with high crit rate gonna own with these spells. That could be a player (ogre shaman) or mobs: giants, demons, dragons etc. Assuming that 2.0 follows tabletop in this area, crit rate will be based on the weapon type, or enhancement to said weapon, rather than some amalgam of stats. As such,...
by Cirath
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Question about Druids in Toril 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 970

I don't doubt that the natural spell feat will be added. The question becomes, will their wild shapes be more impressive in 2.0?
by Cirath
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Faerie Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 1741

Disoputlip wrote:I am pretty sure faerie dragons are enourmous in size btw. (code wise).


Which is kind of sad considering the source of the mob (or, if you prefer a modernized version, there is this). I mean, really, getting buffetted with those wings is just embarassing.
by Cirath
Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: What I wonder about 2.0
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

How is character creation done in Icewindale 2? Basic point buy outlined in the Players Handbook, if I remember correctly. If I understand it correctly, then it will be extremely similar, though not identical (racial mods will be added after buying stats, rather than before, and it will be a 100+ p...
by Cirath
Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Magic
Replies: 105
Views: 34399

Unholy word is a 7th circle spell like full heal. so you never mem it unless you want to do align or solo stuff. For clerics, yes, it is. For APs it is 10th circle (as well as an effect on what is intended to be their signiture weapon), and shares that circle with only one other spell that is also ...
by Cirath
Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Magic
Replies: 105
Views: 34399

Well, that's what I get for not playing in so long, I guess.
by Cirath
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Faerie Dragon
Replies: 16
Views: 1741

How exactly does a "dragon" the size of a human wing buffet any player race?
by Cirath
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: 2.0 Announcements
Topic: Toril 2.0: Magic
Replies: 105
Views: 34399

Unholy word is special though. Special in the sense that 95% of the time, it is worthless? I am curious if there will be spells to affect the ethos half of alignment (dictum and word of chaos) to make up for the major lack of targets for some spell lists (evil clerics and anti-paladins in particula...
by Cirath
Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Toril 2.0 and the Racewars?
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

Re: Hrumph

You are missing the point. All races are equal in truth, that is the way things are in D&D. Only racial innates and certain attributes that make a difference. You pretty much just contridicted yourself in the space of those two sentences. It is hard for two things to be the same, except for bei...

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