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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2010, 08:51:32 PM »
If you are a wizard you can be killed by a cat....
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No idea why the hell I did that.

40.  If you can have a pet (ostensibly a few years old at most) that is a better melee combatant with it's claws/teeth than a guy with a greatsword who has trained from adolescence to be a professional warrior.

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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2010, 10:35:19 PM »
On a similar note: High-level monks and other classes gain immunity to being magically aged, yet there exists no method of magically aging someone.
IIRC, in 2E, things used to do that all the time. Wish is one that definitely did age the user.

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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2010, 11:49:10 PM »
On a similar note: High-level monks and other classes gain immunity to being magically aged, yet there exists no method of magically aging someone.
IIRC, in 2E, things used to do that all the time. Wish is one that definitely did age the user.

Yup. Ghosts could pass through you and age you a year or more at a time, for example. The system also had potions for reversing normal and magical aging that could be obtained at low levels.

Oh, and creating ANY kind of magical item cost a wizard one point of Con, permanently.

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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2010, 12:08:08 AM »
Of course, randomly gaining/losing stat points was pretty common.
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2010, 12:11:31 AM »
Oh, and creating ANY kind of magical item cost a wizard one point of Con, permanently.

Random Wizard: "I really can't keep running this potion business. I mean, the blood loss is one thing, but do you know how hard it is to find extradimensional vials that will hold an entire pint of my blood along with the other potion ingredients?"
So you end up stuck in an endless loop, unable to act, forever.

In retrospect, much like Keanu Reeves.

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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2010, 02:01:42 AM »
On a similar note: High-level monks and other classes gain immunity to being magically aged, yet there exists no method of magically aging someone.
IIRC, in 2E, things used to do that all the time. Wish is one that definitely did age the user.
IIRC there was a 2nd edition cleric version of Teleport called Dimensional Fold, that had the side effect of aging the caster.  (I think it was a spell in one of the supplements)

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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2010, 02:05:59 AM »
(Edited because I'm dumb  ???  )
41.   ...if a gnome can cast Miracle using a cantrip.
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2010, 02:09:05 AM »
(and to add to the topic:)
...if the druid's Animal Companion is the most effective melee combatant in the party.
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2010, 02:10:24 AM »
(and to add to the topic:)
...if the druid's Animal Companion is the most effective melee combatant in the party.
See "40." at the top of page 4.
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2010, 08:00:11 AM »
42a.... When boose and women are no longer an acceptable reward

42b.... When being a Vampire takes you nowhere and being a Kobold makes you god.
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #70 on: September 13, 2010, 08:23:27 AM »
43. When the articles posted for April Fool's day are more balanced than the core rules.
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #71 on: September 13, 2010, 08:43:33 AM »
On a similar note: High-level monks and other classes gain immunity to being magically aged, yet there exists no method of magically aging someone.
IIRC, in 2E, things used to do that all the time. Wish is one that definitely did age the user.
IIRC there was a 2nd edition cleric version of Teleport called Dimensional Fold, that had the side effect of aging the caster.  (I think it was a spell in one of the supplements)

A potion of haste aged you one year.

My sylvan elf fighter was pretty old at the end of those campaigns.

It was one of the reasons why elves where broken.

Also the con cost was only for permanent magic items. Losing your familiar also costed a permanent point of Con.
Monks are pretty much the best designed class ever.

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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #72 on: September 13, 2010, 09:57:48 AM »
44.  As you gain levels, you become more resistant to or better at avoiding magical healing.  At level 1 a CLW spell will heal a nearly mortal wound.  At level 10, it heals only a scratch, even if cast by a more powerful cleric.

(Assuming you use the interpretation that increased HP make you more resistant to damage and/or better at avoiding it).
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #73 on: September 13, 2010, 09:59:49 AM »
45. If you become less powerful from gaining experience (being a Blighter sure does suck)
So you end up stuck in an endless loop, unable to act, forever.

In retrospect, much like Keanu Reeves.

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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #74 on: September 13, 2010, 10:27:18 AM »
46. As you get older, your hearing and eyesight improve (mental stat boosts as you age).
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Why are so many posts on the board the equivalent of " Dear Dr. Crotch, I keep punching myself in the crotch, and my groin hurts... what should I do? How can I make my groin stop hurting?"
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I suggest carving "Don't be a dick" into him with a knife.  A dull, rusty knife.  A dull, rusty, bent, flaming knife.
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #75 on: September 13, 2010, 11:08:57 AM »
46. As you get older, your hearing and eyesight improve (mental stat boosts as you age).

On a related note, 60+ years old crones also have a huge Charisma Score.

How?

It does explain how the lich has that High Charisma though.
Monks are pretty much the best designed class ever.

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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #76 on: September 13, 2010, 11:53:16 AM »
47. Being angry really does make you stronger.  Being angry for a long time really makes you stronger.
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #77 on: September 13, 2010, 12:10:23 PM »
48. A PC can go from being a no-name adventurer to overthrowing deities in a span of two months in game.
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It is a shame stupidity isn't painful.
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Totally true.  Historians believe that most past civilizations would have endured for centuries longer if they had successfully determined Batman's alignment.
Quote from: Grand Theft Otto
Why are so many posts on the board the equivalent of " Dear Dr. Crotch, I keep punching myself in the crotch, and my groin hurts... what should I do? How can I make my groin stop hurting?"
Quote from: CryoSilver
I suggest carving "Don't be a dick" into him with a knife.  A dull, rusty knife.  A dull, rusty, bent, flaming knife.
Quote from: Seerow
Fluffy: It's over Steve! I've got the high ground!
Steve: You underestimate my power!
Fluffy: Don't try it, Steve!
Steve: *charges*
Fluffy: *three critical strikes*
Steve: ****
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I don't even stat out commoners. Commoner = corpse that just isn't a zombie. Yet.
Quote from: CryoSilver
When I think "Old Testament Boots of Peace" I think of a paladin curb-stomping an orc and screaming "Your death brings peace to this land!"
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Buy a small country. Or Pelor. Both are good investments.
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #78 on: September 13, 2010, 12:29:32 PM »
48. A PC can go from being a no-name adventurer to overthrowing deities in a span of two months in game.

Hmm, an average of 13.5 encounters per level as I recall.  About 4 encounters per day.  270 encounters per 20 levels.  67.5 days.  Wow... it IS only 2 months and change O.o

A pretty intense 2 months though.. no downtime =)
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Re: You Might Be Playing 3.5 If...
« Reply #79 on: September 13, 2010, 03:26:04 PM »
48. A PC can go from being a no-name adventurer to overthrowing deities in a span of two months in game.

Hmm, an average of 13.5 encounters per level as I recall.  About 4 encounters per day.  270 encounters per 20 levels.  67.5 days.  Wow... it IS only 2 months and change O.o

A pretty intense 2 months though.. no downtime =)
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