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#999
Must have sets! 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Hey it goes both ways you know! A party member recently caught me in the blast radius of his highest lvl spell and got through my 29 spell resistance. I was so shocked I fumbled my reflex save, and "accidentally" sent a brilliant energy arrow flying back at him from my holly longbow to remind him of where I was. I sure was surprised when the bow informed me it had dealt holy damage. To think he was evil all this time. ;)
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There should be a new, stronger word for killing.
Like badwrong, or badong. Yes, killing is badong.
From this moment, I will stand for the opposite of killing, gnodab."
 
#1000
Must have sets! 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Speaking of shooting groupies in the back, Improved Precise Shot has got to be my favorite 3.5 feat!! I still like to let the DM calculate the cover mods before reminding him they won't be necessary though. And my group mates still get a little bit uncomfortable when a flurry of arrows passes beneath their arms midswing... ;)

Alas, we don't play D&D, but a custom game system, and use D&D source material for background.

Our games is a bit more realistic. If you are engaged in melee with a creature, it is assumed there is a lot of ducking, weaving, changing positions, etc. involved. There is no "precise shot" that will enable you to get rid of that 50/50 hit problem on a miss.

After all, even if your shot IS perfect, by the time the arrow gets to the target the situation may have changed... :cry:
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#1001
Must have sets! 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Unless, you predicted that change in position. :shock:

Even while using our "less realistic" 3.5 rule system, all characters that are engaged in combat are also assumed to be in constant motion, unless prone (hence the AC negative) or acting in any another manner that might deny them their mobility or a portion of their Armor Class bonus. That’s pretty much a standard to any pen and paper RPG.

Additionally, the feat "Improved Precise Shot" requires a fairly high base attack bonus and a minimum Dexterity of 19 to use. Therefore, it can also be assumed that any character capable of possessing the feat also has the coordination and reflexes to take advantage of even the smallest opening in combat, or even predict them based on the movements of their opponent and teammates.

It's far from impossible. ;)
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"Killing is wrong. And bad.
There should be a new, stronger word for killing.
Like badwrong, or badong. Yes, killing is badong.
From this moment, I will stand for the opposite of killing, gnodab."
 
#1002
Must have sets! 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Unless, you predicted that change in position. :shock:

Even while using our "less realistic" 3.5 rule system, all characters that are engaged in combat are also assumed to be in constant motion, unless prone (hence the AC negative) or acting in any another manner that might deny them their mobility or a portion of their Armor Class bonus. That’s pretty much a standard to any pen and paper RPG.

Additionally, the feat "Improved Precise Shot" requires a fairly high base attack bonus and a minimum Dexterity of 19 to use. Therefore, it can also be assumed that any character capable of possessing the feat also has the coordination and reflexes to take advantage of even the smallest opening in combat, or even predict them based on the movements of their opponent and teammates.

It's far from impossible. ;)


It's far from impossible in a fantasy world, agreed. In real life, it ain't gonna to happen. Given the thousands of possible actions taken at any moment by a person in combat, there's no good way to predict this. Throw in the fact that you're using relatively slow-moving projectiles like arrows, thrown daggers, sling stones, etc. and the problem becomes way too hard for a human being to handle.

I have had to point guns at people that were wrestling with my buddies, it's simply not possible in the real world to do be that clean about it.

I'm not knocking D&D; a lot of people love it and it works fine as a game. But when we were designing our system, we wanted a grittier feel to it, and thus we have more fratricidal hits. We drew on the combat and law enforcement experience of our developers to come up with what we felt best simulated how combat works.

Again, I'm not diss'ing D&D, just saying we have a little bit different approach. :)
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#1003
Must have sets! 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
MrMorden,

Your should leave the nice D&D folks alone. We are kinda out numbered. :lol:

Did you check out the Lava-pit/well pictures!!!! Holy C....it's cool. :shock:
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#1004
Must have sets! 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Well what fun is a fantasy role playing game without a little fantasy. ;)
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"Killing is wrong. And bad.
There should be a new, stronger word for killing.
Like badwrong, or badong. Yes, killing is badong.
From this moment, I will stand for the opposite of killing, gnodab."
 
#1005
Must have sets! 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
I DM. My "fantasy" is that my players will have a good time and not squabble like children. We have had several trying games recently.

Which game? Which Edition? Which rule set? Don't matter. It's the people.

8)
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#1006
Must have sets! 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
Well what fun is a fantasy role playing game without a little fantasy. ;)

Oh, now you're going to pull the "fantasy" card?!? :lol:

It's all good, like I said. We play these games to have fun, everything else is gravy!
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#1007
Must have sets! 10 Years, 6 Months ago  
"Nothing continues to happen"


It's not "motivational" it's MOCKING!!!! :D
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#1008
Must have sets! 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
Hmmm... I Guess You Said it all Thor... Cause Nothing Is Still Happening in this Thread...<Smirk>...
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