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by TigerStripedDog
Mon May 08, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: How do you handle In-Game Politics?
Replies: 17
Views: 8226

Re: How do you handle In-Game Politics?

That's what they get for flaunting a ton of money all over town :lol:. That tax was always there, but being broke they never had to interact with it, and never thought to ask. To be fair one of the guildmasters in the town also tried to get them to sign on with the merchant's guild. The guild would ...
by TigerStripedDog
Fri May 05, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: How do you handle In-Game Politics?
Replies: 17
Views: 8226

Re: How do you handle In-Game Politics?

Did they know of the 50% tax before hand, or was that just dropped on them?


NOPE. Lol.

Tiger
by TigerStripedDog
Wed May 03, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: How do you handle In-Game Politics?
Replies: 17
Views: 8226

Re: How do you handle In-Game Politics?

For me it has been an interesting opportunity to force players (from both sides of the aisle) to confront their preconceptions. The most recent one was a newer player who was playing a Fighter/Mage. The party had gone on a quest to find a lost dwarven vault. They risked life and limb, fought Drow an...
by TigerStripedDog
Mon May 01, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: How do you handle In-Game Politics?
Replies: 17
Views: 8226

Re: How do you handle In-Game Politics?

I think the politics is interesting, and I don't mind people bringing their politics. I meant more, how do you try to represent different political views?

Tiger
by TigerStripedDog
Mon May 01, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: How do you handle In-Game Politics?
Replies: 17
Views: 8226

How do you handle In-Game Politics?

So this post is going to be touchy - I'm sure. But this is purely about an IN-GAME concept. I want to know how you all handle politics in game? For instance, in my Homebrew world of Arcannan ( http://arcannan.wiki-site.com/index.php/Main_Page ) I have the "10 Kingdoms of Man" - as well as ...
by TigerStripedDog
Mon May 01, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: (OT) General rants
Replies: 16
Views: 6264

Re: (OT) General rants

America has gone f*cking insane. Amen. Though it isn't just America. The whole world is going insane. And it is going to get worse, and worse, and worse until it all goes up in flames. History repeats itself. Happened to the Romans, the Maya, and the Chinese (several times, on account of "the ...
by TigerStripedDog
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Favorite Published Adventures Of All Time
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Favorite Published Adventures Of All Time

It breaks my heart that I haven't had the chance to play many of these classics. In fact, aside from a few heavily modded ones, I haven't played any. I have some of the old books - and they are awesome. Of the ones I have read, "Against the Giants" was my favorite.

Tiger
by TigerStripedDog
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Pneumonia Sucks
Replies: 8
Views: 4681

Re: Pneumonia Sucks

You're always welcome to message Halaster. Here is the research I found: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15114827 (2004). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3003978/ 2010 - Article on absorption and toxicity. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27841769 (2017) - Mild support as a topic...
by TigerStripedDog
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Henchmen/Followers/Hirelings
Replies: 24
Views: 1199

Re: Henchmen/Followers/Hirelings

Do you all think that the hirelings/henchmen/followers add enough to the game to be worth the headache? That is a lot of clerical work to keep up with - tracking names, stats, HP, etc. I find that if the party gains more than 1-2 followers per PC the sessions can get really bogged down. Half the tim...
by TigerStripedDog
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: Pneumonia Sucks
Replies: 8
Views: 4681

Re: Pneumonia Sucks

Hi Cole. Physician of 7 years here. I treat PNA all the time. Check your temperature daily, if fever returns definitely see your doctor. Also be concerned if you develop worsening shortness of breath. Keep in mind that the damage done by the Pneumonia doesn't heal over night - even if the virus and/...
by TigerStripedDog
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: PC dies. What does replacement come in at??
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: PC dies. What does replacement come in at??

I didn't get it from anywhere. It has always happened that way organically in my campaign. Fighter followers are more likely to follow fighters. Acolytes follow priests. Apprentices follow wizards. Etc. Sure a wizard might hire a fighter to be the front line, etc. But generally the most prominent ac...
by TigerStripedDog
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: PC dies. What does replacement come in at??
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: PC dies. What does replacement come in at??

A point of order on Henchmen. Henchmen are generally (but not always) the same class as their PC - or at least they will have one of the classes represented by the PC. I generally start Henchmen off at a lower level, and then advance them forward at half of the XP that the characters earn (or less d...
by TigerStripedDog
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: PC dies. What does replacement come in at??
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: PC dies. What does replacement come in at??

I use the following system: Average Level of Party 1-10 - Character may enter at any level from 1 to X-1, where X is the lowest surviving PC. Ex: Paladin 6, Thief 8, Fighter 7. (avg 7). Fighter Dies. May re-enter anywhere from Level 1 to level 5. Average Level of Party 11-20 - Character may enter at...
by TigerStripedDog
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: What is the worst thing that can happen to a character?
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: What is the worst thing that can happen to a character?

Lol. In my world there is an organization called the Black Tower. The Black tower fights all extra-worldly threats and/or Elder powers. If they suspect that Eldritch or Elder madness has infected a person's mind, they will destroy their body, consolidate their soul, and feed it into a higher-level v...
by TigerStripedDog
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Toughest opponent ever faced?
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Toughest opponent ever faced?

Interesting question. Hard to answer. As far as toughest ever single NPC? Probably a custom NPC who was a 20th level Fighter/20th Level Psionicist named Janos Folken. Folken was a whole party villain, and was the last in a line of a family which had been possessed by an ancient Amber Dragon. The dra...