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    Handbook of Heroes #450: "Dice Jail"

    I don't know how they play the harmonica, but you'd better believe there's some "Sad Hours" wafting out of there.

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    Handbook of Heroes #452: "Un-Prepared Casting"

    Those darn drow! Always trying to goth the place up.

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    Handbook of Heroes #454: "Freebies"

    The primary function of Street Samurai's scouter is to look cool. Its secondary function is to look up Arthur C. Clarke quotes.
    Last edited by DRD1812; 2020-01-09 at 02:09 PM.

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    Handbook of Heroes #456: "Precious Math Rocks"

    d4 for the daggers under the ribs,
    d6 for the dragon’s breath in a fiery cone,
    d8 for hit dice, (better roll high!),
    d20 for the DM on his dark throne
    In the Land of Basement where the Nerds lie.
    d10 for vampires, percentile for Mythos,
    d12 for barbarians, and their greataxe crit-o’s,
    In the Land of Basement where the Nerds lie.

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    Antipaladin is the living- for now -example why you should always invest into knowledge skills like Heraldry or Genealogy when available.
    Especially if your power and or status depend on it.

    Sure, other skills might be more immediately useful, but when the situation inevitably arrives you will regret not having them- just like our friend Antipaladin.

    Also, regarding the dice I'm very much with Thief.
    Sure, a fancy die is nice- to look at.
    But if you actually want to use them?
    Quantity has a quality on its own.

    Loosing one is less tragic for one.
    And if one of them rolls badly the following demonstration for the others can be much more... drastic.

    Forget the dice prison. It's execution time.
    "If it lives it can be killed.
    If it is dead it can be eaten."

    Ronkong Coma "the way of the bookhunter" III Catacombium
    (Walter Moers "Die Stadt der träumenden Bücher")



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Also, regarding the dice I'm very much with Thief.
    Sure, a fancy die is nice- to look at.
    But if you actually want to use them?
    Quantity has a quality on its own.
    Hey, you know my stance on that topic. The ugly ones try harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post

    Also, regarding the dice I'm very much with Thief.
    Sure, a fancy die is nice- to look at.
    But if you actually want to use them?
    Quantity has a quality on its own.
    Nothing quite as satisfying as that click-clack of a well-stocked dice box. Or trunk as the case may be.

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    Handbook of Heroes #468: "Unmasked, Part 1/4"

    In which a professional thief is out-stealthed by a unicorn climbing a wall.

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    The horse works for the Spanish Inquisition?

    On older pages, the Vampire Werewolf looks kinda cuddly.
    Also, Sorcerer is a jerk*. If you have unlimited cleaning spells you share.
    At least cover up the smell.

    *Not that he's alone in this...
    "If it lives it can be killed.
    If it is dead it can be eaten."

    Ronkong Coma "the way of the bookhunter" III Catacombium
    (Walter Moers "Die Stadt der träumenden Bücher")



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    The horse works for the Spanish Inquisition?
    It's a noble equestrian tradition: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2...ssassins-steed

    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    On older pages, the Vampire Werewolf looks kinda cuddly.
    Miss Gestalt has a strict regimen of personal grooming. That midnight howling you always hear? Waxing sessions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Also, Sorcerer is a jerk*. If you have unlimited cleaning spells you share.
    At least cover up the smell.
    Everybody in Handbook-World is a jerk. I think it might be a campaign trait.
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    Handbook of Heroes #472: "In Character"

    Toss a coin to your boatman.

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    Handbook of Heroes #474: "Light Stabbing"

    If Mr. Babau Demon was serious about impalement, he wouldn't have half a dozen spiky bits on that glaive-guisarme-guisarme-glaive.

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    Handbook of Heroes #474: "Hostage Crisis"

    On the one hand, I acknowledge that's not a halberd. On the other hand, shut up.

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    As far as it goes, I think the silver rule of DMing applies here: only have a roll when success and failure are both interesting outcomes. If a (N)PC is executing a helpless captive without resistance, having them fail to cut the throat because their damage is too low is only interesting in a "hah, the game rules are broken" kind of way. If its the middle of a chaotic combat and people are actively being attacked, there can be some real tension if somebody tries to line up a killing strike on an incapacitated opponent, so the rules do have a place, that place just isn't a hostage crisis.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Five minutes later:
    "What do you mean "There's no resurrection in this setting/system"?"
    "If it lives it can be killed.
    If it is dead it can be eaten."

    Ronkong Coma "the way of the bookhunter" III Catacombium
    (Walter Moers "Die Stadt der träumenden Bücher")



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