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Triple Advantage

Season 3, Episode 6 · 1 year ago

Ep. 34 - Ice-Cold Takes

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On this week's episode of Triple Advantage, we scrape the frost off of the new sourcebook, carouse the chaos of the Outer Planes, and shake things up in a discussion on dice.

On this weeks, episode of TripleAdvantage, we scrape the frost off on the newest source book carouse thechaos of the outer planes and shake things up in a discussion on dice, asalways be sure to follow us on our social media. To keep up with theconversation enjoy the show local members of the society. On this week'sechoes from the outlands. We got to talk about our toterescapades m. We finally started engaging with the Dand and ttrpgcommunity out there past the local friend group that we have here that weusually communicate to and my God what a welcoming community it is self promodas filled with lots ofratweets lots of Um. One line, humorous replies, and I thinkin general it's a it's nice fully joining the the Nerd d, nd D, UmCommunities Online towgh, you know it's a Britain, oh you were also prettyengaged in this owere. Your thoughts I was I I like to it or I like to go a littletoo much, we'll deal with that later, but Um. Yes, I think that the nice thing isthat we now actually have an outlands for our echoes of the outland series, a greater source of opinions and a greater sourceof content to pull for them to talk about here and the one thing that I sawrepeatedly because it did come out last week as we we kind of touched on in ourlast episode- was Um Icewindale Ramin the frostmainedropping earlier last week. It make its appearance. Jordan. Haveyou heard anything regarding Isundal? Ihave only heard what I've heard from you guys, which is m, basically, that it's going to beawesome, but also extremely difficult from what I hear, or at least balancingwise. It might need some tweeks. Perhaps I think Um we're definitelygoing to see that rule of you know. These are just examples. Guys you playyour own games, make up things as you go because Britain, I think the thingthat people have been talking about the most has been the first encounterYeasil te regarding tha, yes, full disclaimor, none of the three of ushave actually played us, so we are in taking this. This is literally theechoes of the outlands. We are taking this on asa from what we've heard from people on entritor and Oninstrogramin on orgeneral social media communities, but essentially the adventure starts atlevel, one asking players to complete one of two adventures in order toprogress to the next stage, and once they do they hit level two and thenthey can continue on with these other adventures, from what the communityseems to be saying, one encounter is very well balanced and the other is notand from what I hear, the other encounter essentially results in players at level, one having to fight aCR three creature that CEN, if they hit their attacks, essentially oneshot a player, Porturn um which again again haven't played it going off of the Hearsaye, but it seemsthere's a lot of people commenting on it and what it's is. That's the biggroup route. That's like your seven Hersin group goes in and can maybe takeit on. That's a strong, maybe too forit's. It's tough to believe that that'shappening in a fully published, moduble Bun. Also then, I think back to hold ofthe Dragon Queen, which I ran myself and that's inotoriously Ino balance module Antorisy, I mean itends at level, seven level, eight, but it ends with your party of four. We hadfive but average offour like it says, fighting against an addled to WhiteDragon, which is a C or thirteen munster o which youre not if you'refirst time- and it seems it kind of feels, like a first time, module yeahlike it's a it's, a fairly straightforward, whatit's a fairly easy one to read and to comprehend to walk yourself through, soit kind of endears itself, in my opinion, towards newrodeams, as opposedto Saotan long time player. It's very linear, asopposed to something like tomb of...

Anihilation, where you basically getall of Chelt and you're like there. You Go. Kids go play hno, so it it'sdefinitely a lot easier to kind of set yourself up for into pretfor, which isa lot of. I think what Um tends to overwhelm first time DMS. Thatwas my most overwhelming thing. When I started was how to prepare and were togo and how to set up and how much should you be prepping and whatnot Um, but if you're a newer, DM and you'replaying through these modules, you're not going to really think twice about throwing a CR three creature at a lovorone party? Well, the book tells me to do it. It's probably okay, why wouldwizard stot them what they were talking about and speaking as somebody who'saccidentally thrown a CR five creature, because it was my literal second timedeving, I THREU ACR five preacher at a level to party and it didn't end whill.They killed one of our players and I was like yeah and only afterwards I goback and I was like wow. That was an unbalanced encounter, and this was thiswas me getting it from a h from a third Porto source, finding a one shot andrunning tat, and I can't even imagine like taking itfrom wizards and then ending it like that and wondering as a DM like whereyou went brongb'cause, that's not a good feeling, killing the Laterso Sotho.We want to do is dels. Oh okay, that's nott thing. I Wan go a sant, tell youhow to play your game, but Ye Tyo guys are traveling through theto the Literal Tomb of annihilation Um. I am one hundred percent trying to killyou. I dont doubt Anan, just so yougos ere perfectly aware. One Hae believethat I mean honestly like. I think itdepends what kind of players you're playing with new players yeah. Maybedon't try and kill off their entire Party, but I think some of theexperienced players enjoy the risk. You know I personally, if I'm going into acombat that, I think is you know on underwillming, then I'm not going toenjoy it Um. You know every now and then it's okayto have something that I'm like. Oh Yeah. Now I feel like I'm on top of theworld kind of thing, but that should always be followed up immediately bysomething that's going to rip me to shreds and say no you're not ready totake on the world. Tget get off your high horse. Your getoff that pedestal. You put yourself on. You know there are consequences to youractions Um. So when combats end up in a place whereone of your party members goes down, that feels like Oh man, there's realconsequences here and you know now we have to actually think about what we'redoing here. Is it worth it to actually fight or do we need to run away? And ifmy players feel that way, I think that I've done a good job, because I don'twant them to go into a campaign. Thinking that you know they can just get away withwhatever they want to do. Um. So I mean C R, three versus CR, one or versuslevel. One party is a little bit over the top level. One isalways hard to balance for, though Um so yeah, it's it's otously hurt toogettyahood balance going for loveor, one and ai ther ar mobs of like Sr onecor creatures in Im. We guys say that, though, because like if you look atlost mines of fandalver right like if you're wrunning, that as a true levelone you know one shot or whatever a campaign thatyou were going to be doing it as the first cave encounter Um with thegoblins right, like new players, aren't necessarily themost stealthy or um like you know, if you're really, truly playing it outright, like Um, lots of Goblins can definitely kill a lil fore party,especially if they're hiding in bushes and they're running around and usingthose you know very Gobblin, nish abilities and thenoutright. The bug bear that's at the end of that incounter could one shopmost casters if it rolls high enough. So it's you know, I think it's one ofthose things where, with regards to the encounters, Um hire I'll say like higher level partiesin the sense of Um Mo sorry, more experienced players M, Ithink, might approach these uh stories differently right and I don'tunderstand that as a d m right, like you're, probably just going to gothrough this CR three monster to your new party. But if you're that and youhave a DM you're, probably playing with brand new players too- and I perfectlyremember, fudging so many roles because I would have killed you guys so manymore times, O man well Yol bad now w.

Why do you feel Abo like it's? Like I'mfiguring the shit out? You know, I don't want the story to end like w.what's t where's the fun in having to rerole characters over and over againwhen you ty to earn Miskit R, a TPK is obviously not what a DM hopes for, butif all the members accept one survive or like all the members except one goesdown, I think that's that's pretty exciting to a certain extent- Um, maybe not all the time. Obviously, butLIKETI. That's where this new adventure runs into a risk right yeah. It is verypossible for an inexperience t m too accidentlly killd T E party justbecause they're running the character, but I don't know Um there's definitely beensome good conversation um throughout this and Um. We will get our hands onthis at some points and we'll have a more indepth opinionon it and we'll likely release a bonus action for that when that time is due,it Yu be noted. It is on sale right now when I was on Suvition frenly us andall of our listeners, Priller Cheqk, I haveifor inforistance like half off always help hem no, but like even even moreconsiderably yeah. That's true! Fifty percent, that's pretty good, yeah orguys well before we IIO knowwhat, I'm doing anymore. Geswould have anoer reason Um! That's all the time that we have todiscuss the echoes and the headlines that weread online don'tpocee further, so we'll catch up with you guys next weekand for now Jordan. I believe it's your time. Oh Yeah! This is going to beexciting, guys, Um, we're going into the D mg we're on page sixty at thevery bottom we're talking about the outer planes Um,which are well kind of spiritualish planes M, which I wan to talk about a little bitbefore we get into the next places that we're going to talk about these spiritiual planes. I've beenreading through a little bit and m I'm seeing like a lot of these worlds. Ithink it's an interesting comparison have um inhabitants that are like humans anddwarfs and elves, and like orks and or half orksn, and things like that, so they they're almost like morenatural worlds, whereas I think in the inner planes it talked about how likethere were um other different types of inhabitants like Salamanders and Um. I forget all the other ones that wejust talked about a few weeks ago, but each of the different places had like avery specific type of elemental creature that were the main inhabitantsof those planes, whereas these ones, like the main inhabitants, seem to be, forthe most part, a regular creatures that youwould find on a world minus the factthat there's probably some other type of being there, such as celestials ordemons as well running around just thaught. It was an interestingkindo comparison MM, okay, Wut without further due IAM,going to jump into O r. The next place on the list here that we have 'ndtalked about which is Ourboria Um. So I think that is one two three four, thefifth one UM and its alignment is chaotic, good Um, so Arboria is largerthan life. It is a place of violent moods and deep affections of whim,backed by steel and of passions that blaze brightly until they burn out its good natured inhabitants arededicated to fighting evil, but the reckless emotions sometimes break freewith devastating consequences. Rage is as common and honored as joy in Arboria,there are mountains and forests. Sorry there, the mountains and forestsare extravaagantly massive and beautiful Um. Every glade and stream is inhabited bynature. Spirits that broke no infringement, travelers must treadlightly. Arboria is home to many elves Alvandeities elvesborn on this planehave the celestial type and are wild at heart, ready to battle in a heartbeat.Otherwise they look and behave the same as normal lves guys. When I read this, I immediatelythought Ba. No, actually not this one, but this is like so so much more chaotic than any of theother ones that we're getting to Um.

I like it, there's a ther's, a musicartist. That's several of my friends are into or not sure, if you guys I'veever heard of Andrewwk um he's a he's. A rock musician and all of his songsare about partying, like every single song on every single one of his albumsis about partying, but partying isn't so much the explicit action of partying as itis just doing whatever you're doing to the extreme in his song. So all this things he singabout is just don whatever you love to do, and just doing it like right to theMax- and this is what my friends were like telling me- you got aget into thisGu as this. I what he's all about- and this is kind of this like I feel likeif he was a plane, this kind of what it sounds like 'cause. This sounds likelike it doesn't matter what emotion you're, feeling it as long as you'refeeling it to the Max yeah long as you're you're, doing something you andyou're doing it to the absolute Max then you're living your best life inArboria, like sounds like a perfect setting fora triplel ex ydnd, actually o sot, so Adrenalin it. It would pretty. Have a pretty coollake extreme, like sports vive like you, could just go in and do like a a ultimate American injatype feel Tiswhat I gang the entire module. It would just be like ability, check, scenario allr. So, as always for each of thesedifferent places, there is an optional rule that goes along with it m, so the optional rule for this one isintense yearning. So for this you need to keep track ofhow many days a visitor spends on Aurboria when the visitor leaves itmust make a Charismu saving, throw against a DC of five plus one for eachday spent on the plane on a failed, save the creature becomes afflictedwith a yearning to return to Arboria. As long as this effect persists, thecreature has disadvantage on ability checks at the end of each long rest.The creature can repreat the saving, throw ending the effect on a success and then a dispel, evil and good spellalso removes the effect I make that permanent yeah O ut seven pears every night like yeah.No, you have one you you wantogoer hack for one day and you're like I actuallyfuck our Boryo yeah. It's not that good. I know I I totally would I'm on on thatwith you. Um I'd make them if they failed I'd, be like yeah. No, you stillwan to go back, not sure right but yeah. I feel like that. That has thepotential to almost be ACAN of arpede out the way that you'rekind of Ar Peing your character, intum of annihilation right now, Jordan Wer,you constantly just want to get out of the dungeon. Yes, yes, it's like itaffects their character in the R P sense, but it's more of like hi Gess.Can we go back to a Barino, Yeah Yeah Ecorparino? No, we don't need to dothat quest. Let's go back to Orboria now, like yea hxact, Ri obecome about let be funny for sure I I feel like I would have tolike, as the DM iwould have to make it pretty easy for them to get back toArboria um if they wanted to, or at least la orhere or B yeah like like, you don't want to make it so that they have likeyou know they have to wait like months to get rid of this feeling of like Ohyeah, okay, now you can get rid of that feeling ofwanting to go back but, like it took you, you know a year in game months, Outgaye out ofgame type thing. I don't know a lot of these rules just fall intolike what kind of campaign where you're running r like if you're alreadygetting. There, then sure when o make your players go back. If you have areason to do it, and what I love like, what I love about the aspect of being a Gamemaster isthat you could introduce this rule halfway halfway through your Arboria campaignand be likeey Llhave to stay here. You know Arcu mytplayers here seems like they're having fun where I slide. This optional rulein here make my own palfway through the campaign and that' say you ad your ownflavor to it. Yes, I'm also like this. This place seems tobe like you know, Ragefield kind of thing, but is also supposed to be good,like they're, about killing evil. But what do you think that looks like forthe inhabitants of this plane like if they're about killing evil? What isevil on this plane?...

Are they telling it oal tey or are theyjust killing its in general and they e on the OT? They they live on this plane,but they want to fight against evil. All the time like this is like that'skind of their thing Um, so it just like to me: It's like okay.Well, what does each of these characters consider evil like ifthey're going around killing each other on this plane or or are they actually like, going out ooutside of the plane to go and like my evil kind of Thingan IA, kindofthinking, coked out superheroes? I was S Kindof, where I was going. I stillshilling Netflix Sorme, xt, section, okay, okay, so the nextone is h is guard still AVASO. Yeahaenser ONCO, yes easeguard, which is a chaotic,neutral, slash, chaotic, good place. ISGARD is a rugged realm of soarymountains. Deep Yords and wind swept battlefields with summers that are longand hot and winters that are wickedly, cold and unforgiving. Its continents float above oceans ofvolcanic rock below which are icy, caverns, so enormous as to hold entirekingdoms of giants. Humans, dwarves GNOMES and other beings. Heroes come to ISGARD to test theirmetal, not only against the plane itself, but also against gihantsdragons and other terrible creatures that thunder across ISGARD's vasterrainguys its about Halla Yeah. I was going to say this just sounds like arthmythology combined into one point, and the optional rule definitely makesit I'm just going to jump into it. 'cause. It's awesome. It's calledimmortal wrath. ISGARD is the home of slain heroes, who wage eternal battleon the fields of glory any creature other than a construct or undead thatis killed by an attack or a spell. Well, on ISGUARD is restored to wight at dawn.The next day the creature has all its hip points restored and all conditionsand afflictions hit suffered before its death are removed. Ye Valhala Yeah just excelent glory onthe Bafar Yeah like, but it's it is also all the creatures. So if you goand kill a dragon there, it will come back the next day. Yeah. Will it have memory ATL, yeah, probablyMoso you can try. Bu Dragons are pretty intelligent. I imagine if they're therethey're there 'cause they want to be there. They also want to just and a dragon that doesn't no Wen e.just age, don't know an ancient dragon. Well, theother people also aren't aging. Then, like they're, not dying, I mean the fun part is the answer to most othis Queton. As I mean it could be ntirely on whatever he wanted to be Um.I was actal. Sorry, I was thinking that I I was thinking that I would make likea good little pocket dimension and have your dragonbalsy time chamber, training roomfor a very high level party. You know yeah absolutely like there's no likethey literally can't die in there, so yeah go for it kind of thing allout. IE like that'd, be like Hella UN, though, like hey, were yourop and back in again just to just squeeze some training and like nowyou're here, because, like you're committed to the glory of battle, notjust 'cause, you want to test out some new weaponry and not die to it. Right,like I feel like that, would create some interesting conflict between theinhabitants yeah yeah. Would the inhabitants want people to come thereor would they story doesn't have to be by Storybrni'm just saying well and guy?It's like what about like. If the adventurers go there and then they goand Piss off a dragon? Well Do. Does that mean the dragons going to goaround and he's going to like take down towns, and can you imagine a dragon'swrath for a hundred years that just keeps coming back, no matter how manytimes you kill it, I would e rate Om Piin to town. I would wrap up theCAMPAIG the first time they killd the dragon, because there's no mdming thesame encounter as many ar for me too that'd be hilarious. I Wi go. I wouldabsolutely do tha you, a man, no prep and I get to playdnd every single week, don't at each time the dragon taxslightly different. It comes from the West this time. Oh it's just crazy kind of hellish. If you have to staythere, if you were trapped there,...

...that's another thing: o Jam right likeYhyeah. If you sprayed silver paint in yourmotow heeled to witness me and didn't end up there, I'd be a little salty mm. Well, the next plan is definitely a hellish plane. I would say it is called limbo. Limbo is chaotic, neutral, Um, it's a plane of pure chaos, a roylingsoup of inpermanent matter and energy stone melts into water. That freezesinto metal then turns into diamond that Burns up into smoke that becomes snowand on and on in an endless unpredictable process of change,fragments of more ordinary landscapes, bits of forest, meadow ruined castlesand even burblin streams drift through the disorder. The whole plain is anightmarish riot. Limbo has no gravity so creaturesvisiting the plane float in place. A creature can move up to its walkingspeed in any direction by merely thinking of the desired direction oftravel. Limbo conforms to the will of the creatures inhabiting it verydisciplined and powerful minds can create whole islands of their owninvention within the plane, sometimes maintaining those place. Those placesfor years, a simple minded creature such as a fish, though, might have lessthan a minute before the pocket of water surrounding it freezes vanishesor turns into glass. Tu slotty live here and swim amid this chaos creatingnothing, whereas the give sorry give the ARY monks buildentire monasteries with their minds like the slotty. Don't you burn? Idon't. No. I've run SLOTAONCE, really they're they're. They do things that make it really hard to like it's hardto undo the things Thas slody do Ni. I mean it's cool for higher level stuffbut like you're running up against it, they're not terribly high C R creatures,if you're running up against slotty at lower levels- and you don't have a a a good claric on stand by to get you out oftricky situations you're in trouble, I don't actually know what they do.Hi've never seen this Latti in action, um the one that Iran, which I can't remember, thy'they're allthey're identified by color. I think it was. The Blue Slotty essentially inflicted the individual with a curse that causedthem to they couldn't regain health points. They lost health points at aregular interval. If they hit zero health points, theythemselves just turn into a sloty Yah Yeh yeah, not something you want to fowagainst your loerovherper. I'm glad you spent all this time,making your brand new character, but here's what you're going to play. resuations BLOB, Lizard Monster, Hav,one okay, so limbo does come with anoptional rule as well. It is called power of the mind as an action. A creature on Limbell canmake an intelligence check to mentally move an object on the plane that I cansee within thirty feet of it. The DC depends on the object's size, five fortiny, ten fer, small fifteen for medium and twenty for large and twenty fivefor huge or larger. On a successful check. The creature moves the object,five feet, plus one feet or one foot for every point by which it beat the DC. A creature can also use an action tomake an intelligence check to alter a non magical object that isn't beingworn or carried the same roles for distance supply, and the DC is based onthe objects size, ten for tiny, Fifteen Fer, small twenty for medium and twentyfive for large or larger. On esuccess, the creature changes the object intoanother nonliving form of the same size such as turning a boulder into a ballof fire. Finally, a creature can use an actionto make an intelligence check to stabilize a spherical area centered onthe creature. The DC depends on the radius of the sphere. The BASEDE SE isset for five at a ten foot radio sphere, each additional ten feet added to theradius increases the DC by five on a successful check. The creature preventsthe area from being altered by the plane for twenty four hours or untilthe creature uses disability again.

HSTUFF like this makes me wonder whythings like telepathy, no sorry, telicinesus telecanieses, aren't Ion Dindy 'cause, they've l kind of put thethought Ito. How there is a TELANECA tel. Actually there is it. Does itfunction similar to this think it's a level five spell. It allows you to moveobjects for sure that are certain sizes. I think it's like less than a thousandpounds, or something like that is something is something you're able tomove. Okay, I I only know because I I played as it in one one shot Um and I I I yeah I I used the spell once so. Ithink that's how it went, but it was a long time ago so you're pretty muchright. That's pretty cool, though Um. I like this. This strikes me as the plan equivalent of the FANOS. Realityis whatever I want it to be mean. Ythis is where the reality stone is found.Everyone, yes, makecotes. It's your literal, sandbox yeah. Okay. I think I'm going to do one morehere, real quick. It's called pandaemonium Um. It is yes, it's a chaotic, neutral, chaoticevil. Plain pandamonium is a plain of madness: a great mass of rock riddledwith tunnels carved by howing winds. It is cold, noisy and dark, with nonatural light wind quickly, extinguishes non magical, open flamessuch as torches and campfires. It also makes conver conversation possible onlyby yelling and even then only to a maximum distance of ten feet. Creatureshave disadvantage on any ability check that relies on hearing most of the planes. Inhabitants arecreatures that were banished to the plan with no hope of escape, and manyof them have been driven mad by the incessant winds or forced to takeshelter in places where the winds die down until they sound like the distantcries of torment. That's Um e Radam. I'm vaguely familiarwith this setting just because there's a critical role, one shot set here: Ohreally, yeah. It was a good one too, but Um. It just feels like the settingwhere you're at the bar. You can't find your friends. She just feel like a lot of the m. A lot of what I like to think aboutwhen we're talking about travel to other planes is like. Is there certain areas where there's overlapping between theplanes, where you could just accidentally end up on another plane,and it mentions that for stuff like the UH, the elemental plangs, like the theentrance to the Plainafir, might just be found in the heart of a volcano oneday right or at the bottom of the sea for the arm for the spiritual alms. I think thereis like the infinite staircase and the rivers there. There is and there's morehinsrabl ways Tan from this, as myther isn't well, I'd be interested in what would happen if you're, just inthe desert, an a sandstorm webup and the sandstrom just doesn't end and thenyou're not on the material plane anymore. Oh Gosh, I your justconstantly in this sandstorm in the swhirling chaos of winds that ispandemonia. How about this? How about this you wakeup one day and you can't go adventuring and you haveto stay indoors and you can't leave and you're like when this is goingno endand they're like six months to a year, man! Well, that's just yeah! This is an escape from life. NROAA, we're trying not real here. This hasbeen its own pandemonium Al Right, I'm going to try and bringthis back on track a little bit I'll. Tell you what the optional rule is. Themad wins. A visitor must make a DC ten wisdom,saving throw after each hour spent among the howoing winds on a failed.Save the creature gains one level of exhaustion, a creature that reaches sixlevels of exhaustion, while on this plane doesn't die. Instead, thatcreature gains a random form of indefinite madness, as described inchapter eight running the game which comes later in this book. Much muchlater, um finishing a long rest doesn't reducethe creature's exhaustion level. Unless...

...a creature can somehow escape themaddening winds. I like that Ye ae o guys who wantmadness, t nack all of the madness allo madness. I wonder what a character with all themadness would look like pretty crazy, as I think that would be kind of fun. Haveit like a trap or something that you can use on someone they get stuck therefor a certain number of hours or whatever and see how much man is. Theycome back with it's a cool idea, but at that point Ithink I'd rather just go play the CALOCAFELUARPG s what that is in the first place. So Ilimit myself to this many madness when I have so many portatut over there exactly like if you're, making Madthassthe point of your game, then there's better systems for that. Does the Ndyoumake you think you have worms underneath your skin or, if not, thenwhat's thegwhat's the pointwith her age? Well, with that Um lovely note, I think I'm going to handit over to Braden. Thank you, and before we move on tonight's episode of triple advantage is sponsored by thearchane blade, a lovely lovely class, a partnership between the rerlses societyand our good friend Rady Vanderqi, featuring a full class with threecomplete subclasses, focusing on half casting focuses on the idea of anindomitable fighter that is leagues above their peers, Um. A very unique class of very fresh, takeon both mealy and spell casting now available on DMS kild. But now it istime to move into talk of the town, the segment where we pose a question to you,our listeners, Thi Society, and we discuss those answers here and see whath see what we think about it and the question that was posed this week. who was inspired partly by something wewere talking about last week and also the fact that I know exactly how I'm coin t answerthis question. But I'm curious to see how everybody else was going to how important aryourdace to you are you taking them away because Um, Idon't think you're going to end up leaving my house. If you try that? No, I don't that'slike cardinal sin: You don't Getn to teach. You exact, ran e, that's right! They're, mine, they're, epreetly important! You musthave a dice of jail as well. MHM. There are differences hundred percent. Thereare differences between D ice, some are just better than others. Well, that's definitely a hottic! I'MNOTHER! Nobody agrees with you there Sirus! Yes, now that's e ther is thatis an ice cold thing. Um. Do you have a harbor take? I I think I got wrapped up at thebeginning, H with dice, as everybody does, with regrets to the indeedthey're, so fun, the Clicketty clackety. You want to roll. You want to enjoythat feeling in your hands and you know, get net ones and net twenties and allin between uh, and I think all of us um end up buyingway too many dis that could ever use at least personally eiave gotten to the point now with mydice, where I, with the colored sets that I have whenever I run sessions, Ijust like to have matching pairs of d twenties and whatever common creatureor whatever monster that I'm r running theire matching pair in that attack die.So that way, I can just roll the die quickly and I know like which colors match, towhich creatures it just makes my job a lot easier Um, but that's just with my physical dice and Idon't mind using online dies as well, and even that's super easy. If I cansort of mix and match, because sometimes you have to roll a lot ofsaving throats. So I need a lot more. You know so, I think to me: It's not not so much the dieitself, but the ability to have you know ran to one two, six Um kind of probability, whether it'sonline or digitally, or whether it's with my physical die. Now I think it's just a th they're they'remore of a tool for me, it's not like it'so, like I'm, going to be takingthese duys across characters. Um, it's just not at that level. For me, to behonest,...

MWE'll come back around to the virtualdice 'cause. That is something that came out of our onmine interactions this week. Mypersonal answer is I a I am officially what is known in the DND universus anice coplan Um, I love my my Micli lack number rocksTheeh the best. I have IAM Goin to disagree withcarless on a fundamental level. It is impossible to have too many dits. Iagree, not that's not a thing that exists. I think I bo eleven setsrecently. I don't have nearly that meter recently yeahlcome back to thatthe minute. Just why so many dies m? I am also. I am one of these peoplethat, like, if I'm playing a new character, I want a set of dace that istheirs an a set of day that belongs to them its like these are their dace Um.It's completely irrational. It makes no sense, but it definitely like in my mi it. It helps me with the R P it'skind of like it. I think it it's kind of like the DND player's equivalent ofa safety blanket like it just it helps me really slip into the character just alittle bit more to have a set of dice that is ascribed to that character.Yeah, it's a little visual aid kind, yeah Um. So we we had a lot of interactionon this question, Um on our twitter, on our instucrement, actually on ourdiscord as well Um. So on our twitter, the quite a few people answered at R CRobin says that they're very important, no explanation, but thanks RC UM at cancam forty seven forty seven. They all betray me but they're, sometimes prettyso they're pretty important. I agree. I don't know Wbaut you guess u ever been betrayed by yourdice. Ohyes, IEE V, eice have failed me on many occasionsand that's when you put them in the dice jail I needed. I need a duce jail. That'sthat's something I ove near to immediate future Um looking on her inscram the GPPTUR powerplant, not very attached, with the exceptionof an O G ad and D, Set that my fiancee got me Um mm, since I never yeah very,and I think that that's that's another thing. They are like oneof these things that I mean I look at my dicond. I rememberexactly what was going on with each Otman whenI bought them and why I was buying them mhm and what they represent.Specifically HM yeah. Yes, sorry Goe, like I I don'tknow like my first set. I I know it because I I wa like that. That was justyou know. It was a moment. Whit was like, I am getting my first set of theinded dice here, like I don't know like I I just remember going in there n andwhy I picked it and um how I ended up with it or why I thought I needed itand then going back and being like. Oh, this is going to be awesome.Unfortunately, it is the set that betrays me. The most it always is Yourfr. I feel the sameway. I know exactly. I perse e'R, my first set. You stabbined me right inthe back H. I I will agree with that with EUsentimental dice. I think Um. Maybe that's why my attachment to the tothese tools is' as deep, perhaps but um, because, like the first like the setsthat I've gotten have come from, like you know, e lost minof fond elver soet.So I got th they're. Really Nice blued Duyes H, but you know I didn't reallychoose them and then I bought the a packaged online quick by of die as well.You came in like five different colors of five different sets and I fll I feltlike hey let'sit's cool, it's good to get started specialisance I knew Um. I was like starting to DM and we wereall just kind of starting to place so there might have been people thatdidn't need dice. So I was like okay this'll have extras, but I haven'treally given it any thought. Um. I think that if I were to buy some higherquality dice, I would definitely be a little bit more attached to them, but Iwould also expect you know. I think I think especially now not to take a digat anybody. That's that's doing this, but like with a lot more dice beingmade right, Um yougot like if they're weighed improperly Um, you wanta want to pick something likethat up so um like. I would expect a lot from a diethat I pay. You know if it's like some sort of stone die, so I'm a littlehesitant to buy it because like what, if what, if it's a little bit biasedright and like it, notably so um...

...and but I would definitely appreciate andcare for those Duys a little more than these little plastic things that I haveclicly clacketing around me. You know like between characters. I've used the samesets like I just like the blue ones, the purple ones and the like the other greenish ones. I thinkthat's pretty much all I use M Taladayoung on instragram. I alwayshave a hammer by my side when I'm rolling and if they disappoint OAA Hahaamother eer has a bior tie than I dohe's really attached to his daye orhe's not at all attached to his day to the point where he's just going todestroy them or if he's that invested in Thei'm very confused a t thatrepresents for his actual attachment to as days pyilor hit us back up again, Ineed to know probably some halk to somebody h soundslike he got a lot of anger but hy as ers. No Cesar he's our friendfr andI just telling random people to go, get therebutoe needs therapy, yeah, um, but th. The thing that I want totalk about the most is this conversation that really started overon our discor channel Um, because I stopped in on the discord andI was going to ask the same question, but I decided to see first because itis more of an online space where people are actually on ther, like we run allof our games right now through discord in curent senning. So my openingquestion was: is anybody actually still using physical dice over here or iseverything just virtual right now? Um and the answer I got was prettyunanimously that the dice are important, that people place out of the sameattachments on their dise. The Weve alluded to at this point Um, but it kind of got a little bit sidetracked into adiscussion about virtual dice and virtual playingbecoming more prevalent right now, and it becamemore of a discussion about what we've really lost during our currents: Mhm Environmentduring Um having to be socially distant from each other. Not just the theuse of virtual dice over physicalbecause everybody can see it f for using a table topsalever like fantasygrounds or like twenty you're, going to be righ a virtual ditorganiu maampaignevery week, where we're using that over and that a to bad. I that's not too bad.I I like fantsy grounds for that M, because everyone can see everyone'srules Um, I'm not a huge fan of I mean I I want to see everyone's rolls.I don't know there's something about like when that moment comes. I want tosee Ono all and it's what's coming like. Oh No, like this needs to be good here.Oh now, it's a one kind of thing like you know you get to watch and- and thatlike, like, that's really is the best in physical, like presence of people. Ithink personally m when you're just doing it over discord, let's say andyou're making Rolls Behind Thi Greens kind of thing and then you're callingout what your final number is, or whatever it just loses a little bit ofthat grabatoss like yeah. It's just it's notas good, and the conversation didn't really get more upbeat from there. Westarted talking about what else. We've relieved lost at the table in this in thiscurrent environment being able to see each other face toface like being able to look at the person you're R Ping, with directly heeye across the table. Is there anything? This is deviating a lot from a iitialquestion, but it's something that we've been discussing with our communityonline. Is there anything that you guys feel like specificallyhas impacted you that we've lost in moving everything digially, I really like miniatures, and I reallylike setting up an environment for people to play and whether it's Um drawn or whether it's three dy printedin some cases M. I like that. There's like an aspect of texture to the gameand thet's, something that is really difficult to emulate on a purelydigital level. Right Um. I think that even things like like Aalthoug we'vemoved all our campaigns over onto deskcord, and we have you know themusic, bots and whatnot right. We've had those moments before we're Um. I've brought it up that. I would likefor the music bots to stay unmuted, if...

...possible, even though they sometimesare very loud, because it's part of the prep that I dothat I bundle into the game as a gamemaster and it's it's part of the thing that Ifactor into the mechanics of encounters with you guys as players rate. So whenI don't have things like music or like a battle map or some sort of trap,that I can give you guy some some weeks, it's easier to get away with. Fi sureyou know some weeks were theatre of mind, one players away we're just goingto have like a fun little session to get us through ahead in the story right,but some others are a little bit more involved, and I, like the the versatility ofbeing in person where I can switch. You know between these kinds ofenvironments versus me having to have um these programs ready on my computer,and you know if I'm running the vtt server Um it's a little bit of TabManagement and definitely noticing that my computer can't handle all thesewindows open. All the time right, burkes me just whipping out a battlemapthat I already printed and we slap our minies on top of it and I think Umdefinitely that person to person connection when you're with your players, becauseI can actually look at you guys in the face and have a conversation with youin character versus. U We're kind of you know, I'm looking up at you and thecamera angles are a little weird. We I think, just in general, like the group,is getting a little bit more accustomed to that and once we, I think, hopefully theyidealy forget cameras for everybody. That'll be amazing. Soit's that face to face, and many truth for me that I've missed up Onlos yeah the body language is key. I thinkfor any time that you're doing any type of R Ping. I need to see like what whatis it that they're trying to tell me are ther being sarcastic or a theybeing alloof or they're? Being you know completely genuine like what is itthat's going on with them? It's it's hard to tell when it's just voice. Now,I'm glad we have voice, and it's not all text like. Can you imagine tryingto do something like that and all text D anddsession who just keep typing backand forth between each other, guys ive e, like I've seen it done? I don't Idon't I like reale guys just seeing now the Royal City Society is working on aZork, Portto fity soas enough, so I I mean I am glad that we havethese the technology, that we do to be able to do this kind of stuff, but I domiss being in person. I think another thing that comes along with Um being online. All the time is, thereare a lot of situations where I've noticed. You know people KINDOF, justdift at random moments, they're just like okay hold on guess, e Cond, guys,wait, yeah and, and then it's like. Oh okay,it it's it's the same. It's the same thing that makes, I think, work fromhome a little bit more difficult it that you can sort of feel that you cantap in and out. You know, you're not really committing to a three hour: R P, fanfest, funfest, um verses. You know hold up hold up. Youknow I got something my house is on fire. I got to go onsaywell, okay, ifyour house is on fire understand, but you know I I it is that same thing.It's like, Oh you know or like I they're, not paying attention at allthey're kindo like Oh, I found this mean that I was looking at. You know thewhole time that you guys were talking t have no idea where we are right now orwhat's going on in the campaign. Can you just bring me back up to speed onthis like yeah? Really, okay, I mean you do what you gotto doand I'm glad we can still play n Dandd, and I love it. I just I'm missbeing andpersing guys yeah that got more depressing than it.Pprobably should a B honestly, that's I'm glad we talked about that. That'sbeen something I've been. I am getting a little bit more excited with thetools that are becoming available. It's for Verde Online. I am enjoying it andI like the little stream setup that I've sort of figured out for thecampaigns that I'm running and I'm like trying to work on it to be a little bitmore interactive from your end as well m. So it's it's been a fun little Um Development Project for me now thatI've gotten into it, but definitely still missing out on some key elementsfor it to be there MHM iagreed, but with that, I believe that brings usto the close of another episode of...

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