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    I will forever treasure the 1e Dwarf I made/played, Axebeard McBeardaxe of the Clan McBeardaxe.
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Fel, on quest rewards View Post
    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    I will forever treasure the 1e Dwarf I made/played, Axebeard McBeardaxe of the Clan McBeardaxe.
    Sworn enemies of Clan MacAxeBeard, but they sometimes put aside their differences to unite in common cause against those utter bastards from across the mountain, Clan AxeMcBeard.

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    The MacAxeBeards are our adversaries. The AxeMcBeards are our enemies!
    “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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    But what ever happened to the McAxeClan Beards?

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    They were all burned off in the Great Forging Disaster of 976. Between their bald chins and their embarrassment at having a Forging Disaster, they haven't come out from their hold in years.
    “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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    Quote Originally Posted by mucat View Post
    But what ever happened to the McAxeClan Beards?
    Diminished into the much-disgraced McCloselyTrimmedGoatees clan after the notorious Shaving Hatchet incidents. Truly a dark day in Dwarven history, and not spoken of to outsiders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    So now i get to spend the week making up a dozen or so appropriately royal sounding names for all the dwarf kings. Or queens i guess, since none of them were given any specific identities.
    I recently stumbled upon the notion that "hammer" is the Commong-tongue bastardization of the dwarven word "H'ammar," which means "son of." That's why you meet so many "Goldhammers" and "Smelthammers" and such.
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    Reminds me of a friend's joke character, "Lummox McBigbrute, of the McBigbrute Clan from Thugginbourg". He had things like "Weapon Proficiency: Tree", a negative Int score, and an immunity to mind-affecting spells and effects.
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    I think he did the only morally acceptable thing by killing everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gez View Post
    Reminds me of a friend's joke character, "Lummox McBigbrute, of the McBigbrute Clan from Thugginbourg". He had things like "Weapon Proficiency: Tree", a negative Int score, and an immunity to mind-affecting spells and effects.
    Because you can't affect something that doesn't exist?
    "If it lives it can be killed.
    If it is dead it can be eaten."

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    Handbook of Heroes #510: "Quittin' Time"

    Wait a minute... Has Fighter become Sigmar or Conan? I'm confused.

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    Blood for the Stabby Throne?
    “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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    Poor fighter, being successful.

    I'm actually halfway seriously here- sure, he's reached pretty much everything he could hope for.
    Power, fame, riches...
    But look at him; he's alone, sitting in the dark*, on a uncomfortable chair...
    Not even a drink.
    And that cape looks kinda impractical too. Can he even stand up without choking himself?
    In his place I'd miss the early days too.

    *Not exactly, but it looks... gloomier, less bright than the bar they usually hang out in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Poor fighter, being successful.
    And that cape looks kinda impractical too. Can he even stand up without choking himself?
    I suspect that the cape is tacked to the back of the throne. Probably had an interior decorator and everything.

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    Handbook of Heroes #512: "Dragon Encounter"

    Ya know how dragons are arrogant and overconfident? Don't be a dragon. Be a DM.

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    Can confirm. DMs get substantially better bonuses to both.
    “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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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Can confirm. DMs get substantially better bonuses to both.
    Unless of course your DM is also a dragon. In which case you really should be playing Houses & Humans with your other dragon pals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRD1812 View Post
    Unless of course your DM is also a dragon. In which case you really should be playing Houses & Humans with your other dragon pals.
    Ive got the Bill's Bungalow module all set up and ready to go if i can find any other dragons.
    “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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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Ive got the Bill's Bungalow module all set up and ready to go if i can find any other dragons.
    Watch out for the "tax season" encounter in BB! You have to use a lot of homebrew from the H&H forums to make that one feel fair.

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    Handbook of Heroes #514: "The Hardest Encounters"

    Look, it's no picnic for the kraken either. It's got to figure out the "breaking objects" rules.

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    Colin, have you considered doing a comic about the combat grid and COVID-19, and how it's like the characters are social distancing because they're always 5 feet apart
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    Its not social distancing, its staying out of melee range.
    “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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohandas View Post
    Colin, have you considered doing a comic about the combat grid and COVID-19, and how it's like the characters are social distancing because they're always 5 feet apart
    Well now I have.

    Of course, the problem is that I've seen that gag a couple of times already. Didn't a dude block out 5' squares with plywood to illustrate a few months back...?

    In any case, I'd have to think of a way to put a new spin on the punchline. Definitely needs to go on the "ideas pile" though. :)

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    With a couple exceptions, i feel like topical stuff like that makes for bad comics. Its going to age pretty poorly (hopefully, at any rate) and doesnt really serve to promote the word of something important the same way a certain other topical page did. Also, im kind of sick of hearing about COVID in non-news sources. Let me have my silly escapism for a little bit.
    “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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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    With a couple exceptions, i feel like topical stuff like that makes for bad comics. Its going to age pretty poorly (hopefully, at any rate) and doesnt really serve to promote the word of something important the same way a certain other topical page did. Also, im kind of sick of hearing about COVID in non-news sources. Let me have my silly escapism for a little bit.
    My Curse of the Crimson Throne game is hiatus. We were on book 2. That's the one about fighting a magical plague.

    I guess some of my players felt like the real world had got into their game. It became more stressful reminder than fun distraction. :/

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    Handbook of Heroes #515: "Self-Perception"

    In which Cleric gets a hot new look.

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    Handbook of Heroes #518: "Intriguing"

    I'm pretty sure Barbarian would win the cleavage contest at my local Ren Faire. Followed immediately by winning the joust.

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    Handbook of Heroes #519: "'Science' Fiction"

    You guys ever hear of a game called Hypertellurians? It's retrofuturistic science fantasy, and the creators reached out to partner with us for a few comics. :D

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    Handbook of Heroes #519: "'Science' Fiction"
    The scientific soundness of the setting is causing a dispute among the players? It should have been titled "Science Friction".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gez View Post
    The scientific soundness of the setting is causing a dispute among the players? It should have been titled "Science Friction".
    Nah. That's only for seismology disputes.

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    totally not my genre
    * my emphasis

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