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Games / Re: D&D Game
« Last post by brilligtove on Today at 05:10:02 PM »
John.  We shouldtalk about these feats. 

Question: Does a Quickening Master spell still use the spell slot?
I can't find anything that says it wouldn't. If it didn't, it would mean a proper spell would become a cantrip, and I'm pretty sure this would be completely broken. (Just imagine a Quickened Fireball as a bonus action cantrip, for instance.)

That's kinda why I wanted to make sure. :)
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Games / Re: D&D Game
« Last post by random poet on Today at 04:55:36 PM »
John.  We shouldtalk about these feats. 

Question: Does a Quickening Master spell still use the spell slot?
I can't find anything that says it wouldn't. If it didn't, it would mean a proper spell would become a cantrip, and I'm pretty sure this would be completely broken. (Just imagine a Quickened Fireball as a bonus action cantrip, for instance.)
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Games / Re: D&D Game
« Last post by brilligtove on Today at 04:45:05 PM »
This is great news, John.

When we get online tonight, let's spend a few minutes on the feats. I have ideas for Val, but would like advice. So far I have the list narrowed to:

I'm a fan of WIS 10; that -1 to perception is a pain in my keister.

I'm leaning toward:
- Selfish Option: Metamagician (Subtle Spell) + Anti-Material Caster = casting spells with not outward indication whatsoever and advancement on the Sorcerous path.
- Long-Term Option: Quartermaster + Expert = Having just the right tool at hand with vastly improved ability to investigate and steal.

I'll try to get on before 9, but I'm having friends over for a Wii Party night, so 9PM is likely the earliest.
Expert is nice, but we are already a party of Rogues where everyone has at least 1 expertise, so I wouldn't proritize it.
Anti-Material would have been very useful up until now, in jail and etc., but who knows what the situation might be in the future.
Meta is amazing. I wish I had it for my sorc in another game!
Quickening is nice; you'll never need to use a weapon again. Quickened Magic Missile would be tops.
I had actually considered Quartermaster for a while, but I don't think it fits Punch. He's … the opposite of well-planned. I don't know that it would be more useful than having another Metamagic choice and Quickened.

Good points. Bearing in mind that Val plans on accumulating a vast amount of wealth and power, the question becomes "how?"

In the short term he's been thinking in terms of making a small fortune through cat-burglary and using that money to start to infiltrate high society. That was before he spontaneously developed a whole new set of powers. QM/Exp fits that path better, helping ensure he always has the right tool for the job - cracking the safe, jimmying the window, etc.

Now that he's developing real magical potential - and a bizarre combination of magics to boot - the MM/AMC combination is more interesting. I've chosen spells that are significantly more combat focused at this point, given what we've been through so far. Depending on the discussion tonight I may revise that. Undetectably creating a minor illusion of a necklace while using the mage hand to steal the necklace...
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It's your tangent

It is not. The discussion was already happening. I simply threw in my two cents.

Well, we don't need a tangent about who started a tangent, let's just agree to disagree. I don't feel the need to discuss her here though.
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Tech Talk / Re: Self-Driving Cars
« Last post by Billzbub on Today at 04:16:31 PM »
https://singularityhub.com/2018/02/23/silicon-valley-is-winning-the-race-to-build-the-first-driverless-cars

"GM also sells vehicles with Level 2 automation but, after buying Silicon Valley startup Cruise Automation in 2016, now plans to launch the first mass-production-ready Level 5 autonomy vehicle that drives completely on its own by 2019. The Cruise AV will have no steering wheel or pedals to allow a human to take over and be part of a large fleet of driverless taxis the company plans to operate in big cities."
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It's your tangent

It is not. The discussion was already happening. I simply threw in my two cents. 
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It's your tangent, your call. I've said my peace on the matter.
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Tech Talk / Re: The interesting rotorcraft video thread
« Last post by daniel1948 on Today at 04:04:05 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen a video of an autogyro flight before. I'm not sure I'd even seen a picture of one before. Of course I've known what they are since forever, but this is the first time I've seen one flying. Thanks for posting.

And that's pretty cool the way it takes off and lands so steeply and at such slow speed.
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I've not been the biggest fan of Rebecca's tactics but I stuggle to find opinions of her's I disagree with. In fact, I'm usually more in agreement with her as an individual than I am with Steven Novella.

I don't know her as an individual. I only know her as a media personality.

But this Rebecca digression is really off-topic in this thread. Do we start a thread or dredge up one of the horrible old ones from 5 years ago?
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I've not been the biggest fan of Rebecca's tactics but I stuggle to find opinions of her's I disagree with. In fact, I'm usually more in agreement with her as an individual than I am with Steven Novella.
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