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    Um Duane, it's a DC 10 check to fight with a...

    Um Duane, it's a DC 10 check to fight with a warhorse, as per p. 80 PHB. The DC5 check is to guide the horse with your knees, freeing up a second hand for shield work, spellcasting or a weapon.
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    Anatomy of a mounted charge (culled from the PHB...

    Anatomy of a mounted charge
    (culled from the PHB 3.5)

    A rider decides to charge an opponent on foot, and spurs his horse to move the requisite 10+ feet to do so. Both the mount and the rider...
  3. Question, the purpose of these message boards is...

    Question, the purpose of these message boards is not to spoon feed you pablum every time you have a question. If you do not want to take the responsibility of buying the source material, or even the...
  4. Thread: Coats of Arms

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    There is usually another reason for odd Arms. ...

    There is usually another reason for odd Arms. Sometimes they derive from a tribal totem, sometimes a nickname, sometimes they are a 'cant' or visual pun on a name. If Boeruine bears lions, maybe it...
  5. Thread: Coats of Arms

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    Just make sure that you don't confuse the issue...

    Just make sure that you don't confuse the issue by failing to note that sinister and dexter are based on the perspective of the bearer of the Arms. If you are the one holding the shield, your left...
  6. Then what is the point of playing the game? ...

    Then what is the point of playing the game? Honestly, you can't leech information off everyone, and you really should get your own set of books if you want to play.

    If you don't want to put some...
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    No, you wouldn't see an increase to +8, since the...

    No, you wouldn't see an increase to +8, since the listings for the Veteran bonuses aren't incremental, they are bonuses from the base troop type.

    If you wanted to know just how much of an increase...
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    Poll: I only have one misgiving -- Does anyone know...

    I only have one misgiving -- Does anyone know just how difficult it will be to get an EL rating in the 14+ range, considering that the majority of characters in BR are of low (3-7) level range?
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    Poll: I voted for no stacking of units. I feel that...

    I voted for no stacking of units. I feel that there should only be one unit per battle square, much as a character occupies a single 5x5 square on the tactical map. Units would come into base to...
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    They should both be 'Vs'. 'Vo' refers to the...

    They should both be 'Vs'. 'Vo' refers to the Vorynn bloodline derivation.
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    just checked out my paypal, and it's OK. No...

    just checked out my paypal, and it's OK. No activity, but I will have to go back in and change all of my passwords.

    -Mike
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    One thing that has always bugged me is that...

    One thing that has always bugged me is that "Coasters", which would be roughly equivalent to a Pinnace or a Sloop, are dead the moment they enter the tactical grid with no chance to run away from a...
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    I've always pictured the Elves as having both...

    I've always pictured the Elves as having both Sorcerors and Wizards, most likely in a 70/30 split. This would reflect all those who felt the calling of the arcane path, and the aversion to...
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    The reason I am continuning to try to bring this...

    The reason I am continuning to try to bring this point home is that because the use of these spells is so unbalancing, by allowing only a specific category of spells onto the field in the first...
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    I know that I'm probably pounding my head against...

    I know that I'm probably pounding my head against the wall here, but making all spells that pertain to combat on the warcard scale their own, seperate standard spells that can only be 'unlocked', to...
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    Having precious spell slots taken up by 'War'...

    Having precious spell slots taken up by 'War' spells is a complete non-sequitur for Bards -- they don't currently have any spells that would be used in battle (the whole lesser magic thing), much as...
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    The way that I had percieved it was that the...

    The way that I had percieved it was that the 'War' spells were treated just like regular spells, took up regular spell slots, can be selected as the caster's 'free' spell on gaining a level, and were...
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    I see your points Osprey, but let's remember the...

    I see your points Osprey, but let's remember the 'KISS' maxim.

    If we have a cumbersome system where spells are open for interpretation, it will be so unwieldy and arcane (pun not intended) that...
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    Sorry to bring this up Duane, but there is an...

    Sorry to bring this up Duane, but there is an error in your math. The area of a 20' radius circle is calculated by the formula [Pi](R^2). if R= 20', that means that the area is 3.14*400, or 1256...
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    Another way that it could be done is to create a...

    Another way that it could be done is to create a new series of spells with the prefix of 'War'. These would be the battlefield versions of the spells, much as 'Mass' spells do for skirmish-level...
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    The only mage-regent that I can think of in...

    The only mage-regent that I can think of in Brechtur is Colin Shaefpete from the Zweilund Islands, IIRC...
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    Poll: A large PBeM game? I'll tell you, you'll need a...

    A large PBeM game? I'll tell you, you'll need a DM who is a paragon of organization, and a set of players who will be intelligent, but not arrogant, and understand that the object is not to win, but...
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    Wow... now *that* is an idea that could really...

    Wow... now *that* is an idea that could really make 'True' Magic alot more rare... and solve the potential problems I've seen in some PBeM games...

    Nice idea!
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    Poll: Why not use a variant of the solution for Moradin...

    Why not use a variant of the solution for Moradin Paladins? Give Nesirie Paladins an appropriate sized water elemental as a companion?
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    Poll: I can confirm that the Cog had a clinker hull.

    I can confirm that the Cog had a clinker hull.
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