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Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Oct 5 '14, 6:34pm
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Posted By Surrealistik
"I'll suffer the brigand to live, so long as he...

"I'll suffer the brigand to live, so long as he does not compromise us."

Nodding his assent to the magi and assured that the goblin's liability has been dealt with, Nihilus makes one last check of...
Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Sep 23 '14, 7:12pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,290
Posted By Surrealistik
Nihilus frowns at the notion, his face clearly...

Nihilus frowns at the notion, his face clearly suffuse with doubt and apprehension.

"I am uncertain about the wisdom of that idea; far too easy for the goblin to fold in a moment of panic and run...
Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Sep 22 '14, 5:00pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,290
Posted By Surrealistik
"So you prey upon others in the name of survival...

"So you prey upon others in the name of survival do you? Is an honest living beyond your capacity goblin?"

Nihilus nearly spits the reply in disgust.

"I'd be of a mind to punish you myself if...
Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Sep 18 '14, 10:31am
Replies: 82
Views: 1,290
Posted By Surrealistik
"That's curious." The half-elf's eyebrows...

"That's curious."

The half-elf's eyebrows pique, expression souring into a marked frown whilst listening to the goblin's sniveling narrative, pouring over the last few details he might extract...
Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Sep 16 '14, 6:50pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,290
Posted By Surrealistik
Tipping his head as though in satisfaction with...

Tipping his head as though in satisfaction with the goblin's answers, the noble seems appeased by the information thus far offered, apparently content to let Mordecai continue the line of questioning...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 15 '14, 7:25pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
Precisely. Beyond that, the point of Simulacrum...

Precisely. Beyond that, the point of Simulacrum in this context is to multiply your action economy and spell slots up to the 9th level that are simultaneously available to arbitrarily ridiculous...
Forum: GM Workshop Sep 14 '14, 10:25pm
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Surrealistik
Added the Pact of the Shroud Warlock option to...

Added the Pact of the Shroud Warlock option to the OP.
Forum: GM Workshop Sep 14 '14, 7:06pm
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By Surrealistik
[5E D&D] Balance Fixes

(WIP)

Class Features:
Spell Mastery & Signature Spell (Wizard): Spell Mastery and Signature Spell switch level prerequisites; you get Spell Mastery at level 20 and Signature Spell at level 18. ...
Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Sep 14 '14, 5:53pm
Replies: 112
Views: 1,073
Posted By Surrealistik
Also Perception vs anything still hiding away...

Also Perception vs anything still hiding away (just in case) :P

Perception: 1d20+4z
Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Sep 14 '14, 5:51pm
Replies: 112
Views: 1,073
Posted By Surrealistik
Were the corpses of those horses fresh? I may...

Were the corpses of those horses fresh? I may have missed this.

Also we should remember to make Insight checks to determine whether or not something is amiss/suspect about the goblin's answers.
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Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Sep 14 '14, 5:45pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,290
Posted By Surrealistik
Nihilus keeps watch as the interrogation...

Nihilus keeps watch as the interrogation proceeds, bearing a disposition of concern; not with the goblin, but his fellows potentially lurking in the foliage, or reinforcements soon to arrive....
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 13 '14, 6:10pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
A related issue to the necrohorde that I've...

A related issue to the necrohorde that I've mentioned earlier is the summon spells; these are crazy powerful for the level you get them at and can basically invalidate your front line meleers without...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 13 '14, 2:12am
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
I'm curious as to how you would challenge an army...

I'm curious as to how you would challenge an army of simulacrums with 9th level casting without resorting to house rules (so that these issues are no longer broken or overpowered), fiat or...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 10:59pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
I wouldn't go so far as to say that avoiding...

I wouldn't go so far as to say that avoiding massive issues requires a draconian ruleset submerged in legalese and excruciating minutiae; all you need is a willingness to errata as issues arise. All...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 10:17pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
@ Silveris: Like I said, my complaint has more to...

@ Silveris: Like I said, my complaint has more to do with major and salient balance issues than any one particular abusive combo; that combo just happens to be by far the worst, so it gets the most...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 10:05pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
I'm not saying it's hard, I'm just saying I don't...

I'm not saying it's hard, I'm just saying I don't like that Wizards and Bards can break the game by RAW 3.5 style; it's my single biggest point of dissatisfaction with the system as written. There...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 9:44pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
There are no limits on Simulacrum except that...

There are no limits on Simulacrum except that whenever you cast the spell any prior Simulacrums you've created disappear.

Unfortunately you aren't the one creating Simulacrums; your Simulacrums...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 9:37pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
As we mentioned at level 9 you can get 28 per...

As we mentioned at level 9 you can get 28 per long rest cycle and you can control up to 44 at any one time which is extraordinarily strong when backed by L1 and L2 spells and the rest of your party....
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 9:28pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
Mass skeletons are abusive for most of the game...

Mass skeletons are abusive for most of the game actually, and it's pretty much _the_ flagship ability of the Necromancy specialization.

As for banning the spells, I'd rather just see them nerfed,...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 9:15pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
@ Critical Fumbles: Sure you can always fiat, but...

@ Critical Fumbles: Sure you can always fiat, but that doesn't preclude the fact that you're capable of classic 3.5 style abuse by the RAW. As soon as you hit 9th level spellcasting you basically get...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 7:46pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
Having an arbitrarily large number of Simulacrums...

Having an arbitrarily large number of Simulacrums at your disposal each of which have level 9 casting and all of your caster features (dat action economy), while gaining arbitrarily large wealth (in...
Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Sep 12 '14, 7:21pm
Replies: 82
Views: 1,290
Posted By Surrealistik
With the threat passed, and all of the goblins...

With the threat passed, and all of the goblins having been subdued, Nihilus sheaths his weapon and returns to the caravan, his expression somewhere between perturbation and relief.

"The ambush was...
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 5:22pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
I don't expect perfect balance, but I expect...

I don't expect perfect balance, but I expect classes not to be able to break the game outright without having to use DM fiat predicated on rule 0.
Forum: Gaming Discussion Sep 12 '14, 5:11pm
Replies: 673
Views: 17,238
Posted By Surrealistik
My biggest issue with this edition is by far the...

My biggest issue with this edition is by far the fact that T1s still exist.

For example, as I mentioned on the GitP forums, Simulacrum pretty much breaks the game old school 3.5 style because it...
Forum: D&D 5th Edition: Lost Mine of Phandelver Sep 12 '14, 7:34am
Replies: 112
Views: 1,073
Posted By Surrealistik
If/when Nihilus makes it to L2, would it be...

If/when Nihilus makes it to L2, would it be possible to opt for my homebrew patron, the Famished Dark described here: http://www.myth-weavers.com/showthread.php?p=8974206#post8974206

If anyone...
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