• D&D General 2e
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[QUOTE=HellSoldier;34776865]At least if you're a "hardcore" atheist you can pretend to be some radical zealot, that would be extremely fun.[/QUOTE] Coincidentally, the antagonist in our campaign is trying to destroy the gods. And I'm not really a hardcore atheist, just that I wouldn't put that level of trust in someone I can't fuck over if they fuck me over, nor would I believe in anything I don't have evidence for. But playing a character who vehemently denies that divine magic and gods are real could be entertaining.
[QUOTE=Rents;34776940]Coincidentally, the antagonist in our campaign is trying to destroy the gods. And I'm not really a hardcore atheist, just that I wouldn't put that level of trust in someone I can't fuck over if they fuck me over, nor would I believe in anything I don't have evidence for. But playing a character who vehemently denies that divine magic and gods are real could be entertaining.[/QUOTE] Play a Flat-Earth Atheist type character. Blame all divine occurances on something completely ridiculous.
Become a Ranger/Sorceror. It is my most favorite combo if you play it right. What system you playing?
[QUOTE=Aerkhan;34784579]Become a Ranger/Sorceror. It is my most favorite combo if you play it right. What system you playing?[/QUOTE] 4E, I figured it was the most newbie-friendly and widely supported. So there is a way to dual class, eh? Is a ranger/wizard (I prefer the term mage to wizard but oh well) viable? Is dual-classing hard to do well? Perhaps I should spectate on a game before deciding my own character.
Wingboy, if you're still in CredeSniper's group you have to get on Steam regularily and notify that you actually want to continue playing. If for whatever reason you don't notify us, we'll find someone else to fill your spot for the remainder of the game. I haven't been able to reach you once yet so I see this as the only viable option. The game is 3.5e, if anyone else is wondering.
[QUOTE=Rents;34776940]And I'm not really a hardcore atheist, just that I wouldn't put that level of trust in someone I can't fuck over if they fuck me over, nor would I believe in anything I don't have evidence for.[/QUOTE] Thing is, in most Dungeons and Dragons campaign settings, there is actually evidence for it.
[QUOTE=elowin;34787570]Thing is, in most Dungeons and Dragons campaign settings, there is actually evidence for it.[/QUOTE] Yeah, my characters know they exist, but they're not the all knowing, all powerful ultimate force of good that the god in Abrahamic religions is, so there isn't the "Do what I say or suffer forever." deal in effect with them.
[QUOTE=Rents;34787692]Yeah, my characters know they exist, but they're not the all knowing, all powerful ultimate force of good that the god in Abrahamic religions is, [B]so there isn't the "Do what I say or suffer forever." deal in effect with them.[/B][/QUOTE] Polytheistic religions still have that, only it's more unpredictable because religions with multiple gods usually depict them as assholes.
[QUOTE=elowin;34787570]Oh, you're playing 4E. Ignore every bit of advice everyone has said as of yet then.[/QUOTE] Wait, what?
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;34787748]Polytheistic religions still have that, only it's more unpredictable because religions with multiple gods usually depict them as assholes.[/QUOTE] Yeah, but in D&D if you do anything at all, it's likely to please one god and piss off another, so you're pretty boned. [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=DiscoInferno;34787822]Wait, what?[/QUOTE] Most of us play and were talking about 3.5th edition or pathfinder, which is based off of it.
It's hard to be Atheist in D&D when the Gods are real enough to fuck you up majorly.
[QUOTE=Rents;34787692]Yeah, my characters know they exist, but they're not the all knowing, all powerful ultimate force of good that the god in Abrahamic religions is, so there isn't the "Do what I say or suffer forever." deal in effect with them.[/QUOTE] Funfact, in the Forgotten Realm's campaign setting, if you don't have a patron deity, then instead of going to an afterlife, the gods essentially bind your soul to a wall for all eternity, which your soul will eventually be absorbed into, and which even a ressurection spell cannot get you back from unless the gods want you to, for no real reason other than fucking you over for not worshipping them. But it is still true that they are not all knowing or all powerfull, and they are most definately not a force of good.
[QUOTE=elowin;34787927]Man, that made me laugh. Here, have a funfact, in the Forgotten Realm's campaign setting, if you don't have a patron deity, then instead of going to an afterlife, the gods essentially bind your soul to a [b] FUCKING WALL[/b] for all eternity, and which you will eventually be absorbed into, and which even a ressurection spell cannot get you back from unless the gods want you to, for no real reason other than fucking you over for not worshipping them.[/QUOTE] That's what I mean, you just have to obey one god, not every whim they come out with, and a lot of them are at odds with each other, they work more like the ancient Greek gods than most modern theologies.
[QUOTE=Rents;34787834]Most of us play and were talking about 3.5th edition or pathfinder, which is based off of it.[/QUOTE] Huh, how much objective difference is there? Not trying to stat an edition war it's just that all I know of D&D is from Counter Monkey, /tg/ stories, and the 4e Player's Handbook.
[QUOTE=DiscoInferno;34788029]Huh, how much objective difference is there? Not trying to stat an edition war it's just that all I know of D&D is from Counter Monkey, /tg/ stories, and the 4e Player's Handbook.[/QUOTE] Basic melee combat is pretty much the same, there's no powers in 3.5e, magic is completely different, slight differences in how to-hit and saving throws are worked out.
[QUOTE=DiscoInferno;34788029]Huh, how much objective difference is there? Not trying to stat an edition war it's just that all I know of D&D is from Counter Monkey, /tg/ stories, and the 4e Player's Handbook.[/QUOTE] There's way too many differences to get into really. [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Rents;34787985]That's what I mean, you just have to obey one god, not every whim they come out with, and a lot of them are at odds with each other, they work more like the ancient Greek gods than most modern theologies.[/QUOTE] Yes, that is true, i was making an argument against there not being the whole "do what i say or suffer forever" thing, because there is
[QUOTE=DiscoInferno;34788029]Huh, how much objective difference is there? Not trying to stat an edition war it's just that all I know of D&D is from Counter Monkey, /tg/ stories, and the 4e Player's Handbook.[/QUOTE] 4e, well shit. Errr... You can hybrid right? Hybrid the Sorcerer with the Ranger. [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=elowin;34787927]Funfact, in the Forgotten Realm's campaign setting, if you don't have a patron deity, then instead of going to an afterlife, the gods essentially bind your soul to a wall for all eternity, which your soul will eventually be absorbed into, and which even a ressurection spell cannot get you back from unless the gods want you to, for no real reason other than fucking you over for not worshipping them. But it is still true that they are not all knowing or all powerfull, and they are most definately not a force of good.[/QUOTE] Oi. Fuck. Never playing someone who doesn't worship a god again.
[QUOTE=Aerkhan;34789804]4e, well shit. Errr... You can hybrid right? Hybrid the Sorcerer with the Ranger. [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] Oi. Fuck. Never playing someone who doesn't worship a god again.[/QUOTE] I might just switch to 3.5e since that's what the current campaign is using. [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] Mr. Elowin, could I possibly cast a few peepers on next session?
Forgotten Realms borrows Greyhawk's deities yeah? Next time I run a game I'm going to pull that atheist wall of souls shit on the players.
[QUOTE=suppertime;34792132]Forgotten Realms borrows Greyhawk's deities yeah? Next time I run a game I'm going to pull that atheist wall of souls shit on the players.[/QUOTE] Make sure to punish them if they make a Wailing Wall joke.
I'm planning on doing a steam punk themed game, are there any existing rule sets for the theme?
I'm sure this is old as shit, but I really enjoyed penny arcade's pathfinder arc. I kind of quit PA, but they have some really good strips every now and again.
[QUOTE=suppertime;34792132]Forgotten Realms borrows Greyhawk's deities yeah?[/QUOTE] I'm not all that familiar with Greyhawk but I believe the deities are mostly different with only a few of the same/similar ones if I recall correctly.
I must be Jigsaw because I wanna play a game.
Discussion on /tg/ and some looking into the rules on my own have really made me interested in seeing if it's possible to make an Eversor Assassin in the 2e-4e (including Pathfinder) range.
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;34794986]Discussion on /tg/ and some looking into the rules on my own have really made me interested in seeing if it's possible to make an Eversor Assassin in the 2e-4e (including Pathfinder) range.[/QUOTE] 2e would be hard as fuck. Also it comes down to your attribute rolls/how many points you can buy with. I'm pretty sure you could do it in 3.5, not sure about 4. You'd need so many splatts though, so you can get your sneak attack damage against everything.
[QUOTE=DiscoInferno;34794518]I must be Jigsaw because I wanna play a game.[/QUOTE] Gotta wait until saturday, same time. Also whoever wasn't here last week is out of the campaign.
[QUOTE=DiscoInferno;34789873]Mr. Elowin, could I possibly cast a few peepers on next session?[/QUOTE] If you really want to, although i think my game may be one of the worst around, you could probably find a better one to watch.
[QUOTE=elowin;34803847]If you really want to, although i think my game may be one of the worst around, you could probably find a better one to watch.[/QUOTE] The only other place I know where to find a game is Spoony's forum. As long as you're playing by the rules and not making some monstrousity out of the game, it should serfice.
My friend has me playing in the Pathfinder Society now and so far it's pretty good for two adventures, besides my friend being killed by a dwarf atom smasher bridge trap. As a fighter the heroic things I did include killing a rat that bit me, a snake, pushing a druid out of a tree to their death, killing another druid, and chopping in half an invisible fairy.
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