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Triple Advantage

Season 3, Episode 3 · 1 year ago

Ep. 31 - Tasha's Creative Title

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On today's episode of Triple Advantage, join your hosts Carlos, Braeden and Jordan as we brew some discussions on Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, get shipwrecked in the Plane of Water, and go wild about our favourite Wild Shapes. As always, be sure to tune in to the discussion on our social media pages.

On today's episode of Triple Advantage,John Er host Carlos Bredon and Jordan, as we brew some discussions on Tasha'scaldron of everything, get shipwrecked in the plain of water and go wild aboutour favorite wild shapes, as always be sure to tune into the discussion on ourSocial Media Pageso. Last week M we had little whispers in the DND space. Idon't know if you guys know, but there was a sound teaser released on the the whizrof the coast. Um Discord Channel. It had a little bit to do with the bigdrop that they h had this Monday m, which is Tasha's cauldron of everything. Now before we get into this topic here,have you guys heard anything about it? Yeah? Actually, I have heard about this.One surprisingly and I read up a little bit on it, I have heard very very little Um.Besides the fact that a lot of people, including myself, are not impressedwith how lazure they're getting with naming books ECAUSE, we already haveSandathir's Guid to everything that we have Tashas Caldron of everything whichone of them has everything Lieo rat Ra recards guarantee that the next bookwill also be the container of everything. Mordencitden's curious, topperwarecontainer of everything, I'm not byng cupboards of everything Um. So for your information, ten Bratan Tashas Caldron of everything isactually another similar compendium too Um uh, Oh God, Samathers Sazar, yeah,sanathars Gide, the it's more of additional, like giving players'additional ways to play their characters in Game Um. So, for example,one of the things that that has been highlighted about this book is thatevery class is going to get a new SB class heshave been pulled from Um the play, tessed UA content, so I'mexcited to see which ones they picked Um. What do you guys top pets, I'm interested in general? Just because I was actually I was having thisdiscussion with a with Jordan. I think last night, an a friend of ours Um,where he calculated that there were twenty four current Um Onearthd Arcana subclasses that are notin a published manuscript like theros Um, which is crazy. That means that they're,including essentially, everything that has come out up for two except for twoand I mean if I had to bet which to aren't going I'd, say the most reasontoo, that have been published, which is the UH. We've talked about the new BardicCollege, an the new warwock Paton, because that just came home like two weeks ago, not even right. Thatmakes sense. Yeah Um. The other big ticket item here is:They are decoupling, Um race and background um in this littlemodule, it's they're, giving players a new M player creator or a charactercreater per se. An this ties in with ah some of ther more recent Um promises made to their communities withregarts to...

...inclussive enclucivity ingames. So I think I'm really excited to see all of the new content in general andis always I love seeing magic items as well, so they're goingto get their own flavor of magic items, and I think that these os are going tobe a little bit more H. I h useful, then the ones from ZanitarsGott, although the ones fortaners a got, are very funny. Um the Clobo bilding is a classic love it so much whati. What did you write up about aserjeourn? Oh No, warys Um. I am most excited, I think, for the thelineage thing, umthat's part of their character options tha that they'recoming out with as well right. A yes lineadge removes racialprerequisites for feats yeah, that's awesome! I I I don't knowI like the idea of Um being able to kind of like say, combine like certain feats together tosay: Oh well, you know my character is a mixture of these two races orwhatever, and now I can have a little bit of this, a little bit of that andjust make a little bit of a more unique character and a little bit more uniquehistory, and just just the the idea that I couldhave you know. Um An LF with an infernal legacy would bequite interesting. I think MHM yeah Um. I think it just get to methinking with uh a sort of hindsight right 'cause, I think uh. In the Hordof the Dragging Min campaign, I had originally chosen a silver F sliverfinmagic asm. I found for a variant human which I quickly discovered, was a Nobweno. This had to do with dndbon. I guessjust not catching it when I chose a human race because it just offered methat feat as an option H and I'm just trying to think that, likewhat hat would have looked like 'cause, I guess thor would have been more oflike a to shifter perse, like a quick changeartist and as being able to cast like mask many faces on yourself right, umversus this shadowy, the spy that just teleports around for the walls that Inow have with my with the other background I chose orthe Feda chose, yeah M. I'm I'm interested to see what the syonicthemes subclasses are going to be. Just because I haven't seen this. Iguess in Fivee Myself, there are COI couple of the that have been Releasen,yeah, yeah yeah. I haven't enauntered it Rihyeah. No, it's not it's ver! It'sn! Definitely not a common thing for people to use M, but I was looking backa little bit in the onerh Har Canaa a night, so I think it's like wizardshave one. I think fighters have one and there is one otheris, a migbe, rogue orsomething I'm not sure the Aterogue Asone yeah and they all have a syoniclike sub class. So all the telepathy and telecanesis is going to be sick m to to, I think, like because it's onEarth Arkena it's kind of overlooked, a lot right, because if it hasn't come outlike superrecently, then it's not something. People are constantly likethinking about or unless they've come up with a character idea. When it cameout, they were like, Oh yeah. I want to make this character sometime in thefuture. Then I'll make it, but if they...

...haven't, then it kindof just gets leftbehind unless it's in a book that, like is more prevalent right. So I thinkit's kind of exciting that you know these kind of classes are going to comeback into the swotlight and we can see some Mor of those in our games. I agree I'm what I'm excited to see personallycareless, you kind of touched on it. You Um mention that were we're seeing some ofthe uncouplings of Um the traditional notions of race thathas been kind of involved into EFIV and really every iteration of theIndi up until nownow that we've got now that we've got our on to itter account.I've been a little bit more plugged into Um the dundeverse. I guess I've been a littlebit more plugged into what the the community saying than I was before, andit seems to be a bit of a point of contention because, yes, wizards is trying to do somethinglike they said they would, but at the same time, they're presenting it in an optual source book that nobody hasto even take a glance at really so the question of is it actually doing.Anything is one that I think stands, but I do think that a lot of stuff thatwe've seen recently is indicating a shift towards what is eventually going to be sixedition. I don't know if that's coming soon, butjust a lot of stuff that we've seen with some of the the feats that arecoming in some of t, like just the rampant about of customization that'scoming into fitedition. I think it's coming some Interesto to see how itavuls out into that eventually, hopefully um in terms of stuff that we haven'ttouched on there super excited to see what magic tattoosis, because that I on't think that I loved,when I saw it done on critical role. Yeah. I don't know if this is the same.I don't know if Matt Mercer was consulted for this book or what really.But I thought it was a fantastic idea. I'd like to see if this is the same thing if wizardshas put their own spin on it, I'd like to see what it ends at Bei Ecause, I'mI'm super down for that as a character as a player who plays a character witha lot of tattoos. I really like magic ind, those tantims right, O cool concept, idea here, guys Lisa Mi, guess you could call it a tattooartist, but you could just have a person start creating tattoosand and have magic like flow out of that it'll be like a conjuration typething that would be a whole bard sepless. We Ha would that be um similar, I'm thinkin kind of like acharacter like Si from Narto Yeah Yeah like draws and Um. You know it. KINDOFraivity turns into Ligt Yeah Yeah, I'm interesting how how you'd integratethat in, like an action economy right hm like 'caust like you're at it, ifyou're, adding like creatures and stuff to the battlefield, do they come in roll initiative? I guess yeah it's thesame as conduration magic right like if you drew it that calls in like eightdifferent wolves. At the same time like you know, you kindof throw those in asa group thing and then have them act as monsters that happento be on our team. See I don't. I don't really think that they're goingto go into six edition, at least an at least I'll, give it a year beforeyou even start, seeing like six edition. No, no I'M N T, I'm not thinking, isComin Inli December after this book comes up, but I do, I do think we'reseeing. How long has this soddition been out? Actually F, I adition thit'sa copussion. Let's do a quick search on that. I am a little bit afraid. I guess I I IN Poten Yeah 'cause Spiositnis,...

...starting to get to the point where it's it is becoming more and morecomplicated, iti yeah, it was originally like. Five E was originallycreated to be a little bit more simplistic. You know everything wasjust kind of done by advantage disadvantage kind of thing and as you progress with the customizationoptions, more and more things are starting to add passive bonuses andit's starting to look a little bit more like. I think, the older editions whereyou can have that customization, but it starts becoming a little bit more chunky with the math. So I wonder ifthey will try to break off of that again for sixth edition or, if they're,going to just roll with the customization that people are liking. It'll be a pine tim question, because Ido I I've debated playing Pathfinder quite a few times. 'cause Pathfinderfrom my understanding does build on that system of just like massiveamounts of customization and massive amounts of options that are available,Antus te character and I like because I' like to have those Fu under lestale characters a D. I knowyou do too so yeah. I know I'd like to be able to uh be able tolike go like really Nich, like really nice, with something like yeah he'ssuper good at cooking and there to be like a skill for that there to be likea tangible stat for that, instead of being like that's fantastic, Rolladexterity check, Righto, bon the food like Okyyeah, what's interesting to me,is a we're. Seeing um like we're seeing a lot ofadvertisement going to this rate. There's a lot more players, an thehobby. I wonder how that's affecting Um, maybe their decisions, Um Wethhei, Oreleasing a six edition or how they're releasing the changes for thisparticular edition, because some of the other aditions right, like they lasted,let's say like about eight years from what I can tell, but their player base wasn't nearly asbig. So how is now like? Not Now you're, like Y, your RPG game, just became into likea massive. You know and at this point a massive online PG game. So it's everywhere, honestly yeah. Youcan always find like one person nowthat in e clays, it's Uh yeah a lot of people at work. ActuallyUm ie found out um, but yeah. I'mwondering how that's going to affect the rules changes going forward becausem. If people are being pushed towards playing digitally right. Well, the gamepassed a sort of adapt to that. You know so at some point we're going to startseeing well like okay, we can reintroduce maybe more complicatedrules because DMS tend to have a computer. So if we can just crunch the numbers and give it to thede and give it to the DMS right, then great now you cantart getting intothese depths of like supercomplex games that are highly customized to yourplayers. Mhmyeah I'll set up on the computer ahead of time. Then they don'thave to worry about. Okay, what's H, what's thirteen plus eleven, what'stheir team pluce whatever it is that you're roling exactly I mean imagine just all thethings you could take off your hands as at the m and the prospects of all theapplications that could be released by the ndbeon in the future or whatthey're going to add to their characters but to the charactersheets.Uh Really excites me, but with that set, I think it's that time are we taking a splashtoday? Oh yes, we are we're going to take a very tiny splash in a huge, huge planeof water, as we dump jump into divining...

...the DMG. So I don' in to the DMG Ihad a lot of money for this book, H, yeah I'll, try out to Um yeah you'rewelcome, so we're on page fifty. Six now, which is the plaint of Water Um, so I will get started right there. The nature of water is to flow not likethe gusting, wind or the leaping flame, but smoothly and steadily. It is therhythm of the tide, the nectar of life, the bitter tears of mourning and theBalm of sympathy and healing given time it can erode all in its path. Man, these they have such poetic likedescriptions to each of the planes. It's so great. I love it ats why theypay them the big books. I wish I could write like this Uh. Itwould be fantastic, yeah, okay. So, let's start talking about what theplane of water is, the plan of water is an endless seacalled the Sea of worlds Um now they say unless, but I mean, in my opinionhere, lalike based on the map. It's I it has an end to a certain extent, Tecause. It hits the Sea of ice and then it goes into the frost, fellow which isa plain of ice, and then it goes into the plan of air and on the other side,it's the the silk flats, and then it goes intothe swamp of oblivion, followed by them mud, hills, which is the plain of earth. So I mean like I guess it has two edgesbut might not have an end as it kind of reaches out like upwards infinitely isthat is that what it's going for here? That's that was my interpretation. Iguess it's endless as much as any of this stuff as endlessis. It does you'reright like it like all of them. We can see three sides if you're counting thatone cone Yeahxas a side but the fourth side. First of all, yeah, I'm glad wehit page fifty seven here, 'cause, there's a beautiful little depiction ofexactm. What this looks like Um, if weas like me that couldn't reallydeal with the abstracts ideas as well, it's nice to have it visualized yeah. Iwas going back and forth there um throughout the planes, just o like getan idea. What I was looking at, I told you there was maps, I don't W. I don't know this you'reright, you're right, but I did not say which page it was on so my bed, but itis page. Fifty seven there's a you know, gorgeous gorgeous map there. That kindof just shows you a little bit of what the things look like and how they kindof like Mesh together, but also are separate at th. At the same time, it's it's Kindo cool. They all cometogether in the end to make up the material plane and then the shadow felland fa wild are kind of attached to that material plane anyway, we'll jump back into the plane of water here M. I found itinteresting. They talk about how several times a day, the sky cloudsover and releases a drudge of rain, often accompanied by a spectacular showof lightning before clearing up again and then at night. It's just aglittering array of stars and Auroras that Beck in the sky. Like I like it's,it's Abu like I'm, getting the impression that it's like a beautifullike plane of water and like you, drift onthe sea and it's like sunshine out and then all of a sudden like these stormscome out of nowhere and hit you real hard and then it's kind of back to that. Youknow peaceful beautiful place and then at wsingteering, a peaceful, beautiful place.

It's the same patter! Now we had its aplain of earth in the PLANO air as well right, like they're, almost H,diametrically opposed like, whereas the plane of fire is pretty much constantanguish. Umthe plain of Wateris, like comyourn, our Herman. Now each playerhas Hadad like a location of interest, I'm interested to see what what it is here for the plan of water,I'm picturing, some sort of spar nr how much gold we talkin! Well before we look at those. I dothink Um to your last point, Jordan, Um! I I yeah. I think that it's really indicative of Um everything that we talked about aboutthe plane. So far, so it says in the book that it's a lesson of extremes solessening extremes to visit the plain of water, 'cause you're right. It goesfrom Lang, sunny, beautiful water to like storms in in an instant, but mallof these planes seem to like they don't just focus on one aspect of the elements that they'reembodying they focus on all of them, and you don't just get like right. Youdon't just get the the calm seas when you're in the Plaine of water, you getthe Stormme Seas, you get the rough seas, you get the unforgiving, seas, Um,and I think it's it's nice that they don't just say well. Water in theory,is this: No water is a lot of things and they try it and body as many thosethings as possible. Yeah, that's a really good point and UM. It makes for a very interesting likeplaces that you can go to like it's not just like you know, oh we're going totry and keep in theme like it actually makes it a whole lot. You know moreinteresting for players and characters to end up in this place. That has theseso like these drastic changes that can happen at a moment's notice. It'sreally really cool MHM, H, so withregards to your question,Therre Carlos. There are actually two Maine. I guess places that they talkabout here, Um, which is the CITODEL of ten thousandpearls, which is an opulent palace made of Coral and studied with Pearls Um. I believe that this one is under water,as aquatic humanoids craft castles and for fortresses in the coral greefs Um,which is I'm Gong to guess a very beautiful place, but you would have tobe able to somehow survive under the water to be able to see it. Um and the other place is the Isle ofDread, which is you know, I think one of the few places that is above wateron the Sea of worlds and is the place that is connected the most to thematerial plane. So they talk about how there's aregular storm that sweeps over the island, so travelers know that they can takethat storm into the material plane and sometimes onknowing sailors will end upin that storm in the material plane and end up. You know washed up on shore ofthe Isle of Dread. That's a pirate to TEC, the EN devilYah! Oh it made me think so much of like, Iguess, H, two two different ca parts of the Caribeans there was UH. I thinkit's at world's end yeah! That's where I went to t yeah, yeah yeah and then is it no yeah? It's. I think it's just thatone actually at worlds end where they, where they have to like get out of this off this beach, and then they end upflipping the boat upside down and nup on the on the rea in the real world.Again somehow it's like Oh okay, but just really really cool. I wouldlove to just oh yeah, you guys wash up on shore. You know, after being in thisoop in this storm, you guys were on just a normof Joarny Yeahyeah, but itwould be so cool. They wouldn't even...

...necessarily know that they were on theplane of water. They would just all of a sudden be washed up on this shorebecause they hit this storm. It would just be really cool blindsigding themwithout them. You know knowing it it's great. Let's see it talks about the Sea oflight as well. It's called the Sea of light because of the sunlight filteringdown onto the water M, which is like it talks about how the Upper Reaches ofthe CEA of worlds is where all the life kind of flourishes, which I find isinteresting, because the upper reaches at least according to this map, I'mgoing to assume is like northward here where the endlessness is supposed to beUm, so I'm wondering: Does it get like more and more like filled with life andcalmer? Like the further you go north and more stormy, the closer you get tothe material plane. I was thinking it meant 'cause 'cause when you thinkabout Um endless ocean. Maybe it means likealmost without a bottom yeah. When I set operations, I was thinking like thetop howl that I had imagine like yeah the shallows I guess yeah. That makessense, and that would explain the darkened depths, which is another Ot.It talks about terrifies the terrifies a Livinghele on me. I Hate I hate thatthat exists, and I hate that I read that the darkened depths yeah o the deepestextents of the plain, where no sunlight reaches horrid creatures, dwell therein absolute cold and crushing pressure means a swift end to creatures who areaccustomed to the surface. Yeah crackins and mighty Levithans haveclaimed that realm yo on. I don't need that. I want to go.There come on Yeah O go there Don' take me with Yor. That's the real pirates of theCaribbean Shit there. Let's see what else have we got here?We got the silt flats, which is h the region of the plane of water, which isclosest to the swamp of Oblivian Um, which connects to the plain of Irth. This water is thick with soil andsledge, and it turns into mugdy ground before giving way to a great swamp,which is between the plains. The other extreme of the plane is theSea of ice, which is bordering the frost, fell and the frigid water ischoked, with icebergs and and sheet ice inhabited by cold, loving creatures oof. I yeah like it's so cool likeeither. If you go either way, if you like to start sailing either way likeit's bad for your ship like do not go near icebergs and do not end up in like mud and earth, that's bad for ships!Generally speaking, I feel like everything here is just bad for ship ostay out of the Lam of Wa stay out of the elemental planes.That's what I'm coming to learn. If you're not from I, we just don't, gothere yehyhunless! You got like some sort of powerful magic that canaccustom you to it automatically then stay out. That's that's what they'resaying ah yeah, so I miss talking about the litelins thiss Isyeah. So that is the end of the Sher Waner by honest, IB iyill. So beable to find way slide abataal a servender into nadias s memer. If it'srelevant in the Il Schetchon or not, I will shoehorn it yeah, but yeah. That's the end of theplane of water here. Next up is the outer plains, but I think from now I'mgoing to save that for next time, because it's a big talk and it's goingto be all about some pretty like...

...theoretical stuff, which is Awsslippinahead- is a long one. So I think we'll call it there and nexttime we'll get into the outher planes and I'll try and explain that to thebest of my abilities here so Bradin, what ave you got for us. Let's kick it over then, to anotherinstallment of talk of the town. That is where you, the society. Thelisteners H, tell us what you think when we pose questions to you on oursocial media platfoms. The question this week an want to hear from Carlosand Jordan and I'll give my own opinion before we here with this sade had tosay a as a druid. What is your go to wildshape? And I know I'm not sure ifCarlos has played a druid before so I'm curious to then see if you've got animpression of what your players favore wild trips are B'cause. I know youdemned at least to come. This isn't that hard of a question. This isessentially what annimal do woul like to be an Anamorphan to yes on a basic level, but there isrestrictions on what you can mork into as Adre to some yeah. So I can't assume that I'm already likea level ATR Lhat, Alit N, a you. Well then, why live at ourselves here o ofeel for it Um a penguin interesting for the names, not goodenough. FORQIT BEEMS! Oh, no, remind me not to let you play a Duidim.I campaign e iplayrusng. These Sho aqestions always get me thinkAo. What kind of character I would create if I was a brand yew drew itwill to me. I would definitely be the one that OIS found or finds its waysomewhere out of its comfortland and into the big city. You know, and all ofa sudden I don't really know us up. I don't really know wats up traveler an I swindale turn it intopenguins and wand. The animals don't fit. You know like that'd, be pretty funny for the means Imean okay. So personally, assuming I was little ten, I I loveplaying as the elementals, which is something you can do, is the druds, butwith regards to actually things that I have turned into, I enjoyed snakes andspiders, which seem like, like I'm, not a huge fan of those kind of creaturesin like Irl, but tgr like like, I mean they're, not horrible.I just I I'm not a like huge fan of them. I just don't want to spend a lotof time around them. If I don't have to Um, but in in the game they come with a lotof features that I think are really cool and interesting to pull into theparty. So, as a spiter, you can crawl on walls and you can go into cracksthat you wouldn't normally be able to, and you can you know, do things that mobility wise, that just kindo opens upthe game that way and then, as a snake, I usually I like to going as aconstrictor snake. So I could stop movement on the other side, which is, Idon't know I like the utility of of those. Ah, I guess beasts Ye Beas Umpersonally t I just found that those were the most fun Um just having thatextra utility and mobility. That's interesting and I'll talk aboutboth 'cause. My answer was the stick. My aster was the constrictor snake forpetty much exactly the same reasons that you said Yeh. I won't. I won't M,who go into too much detail on that one, but these spiders an interesting one and Inever really considered the spider at all mm as as an option, but I wasplaying in a one shot as the DM and one...

...of our Carlos was in this one. One ofour players is a druid and they were crossing a room to get from like onestaircase to another, but as soon as the first player took a step into theroom, it was clear that, like the floor, underneath them was somehow trapped mmand probably pressure plated sor ishe started to step h. This big statue inthe middle of the room starts Castin my fire at them and stuff ers. Doing allthese terrible things m and the dred goes well. It's it's I've seen what hedoes is probably pressure plating. I said you could reasonably assume that'swhat it might be. She's like. Okay, I'm going to turn into a spider becausereasonably a spider shouldn't have the kind of weight that would trigger apressure plat right, I'm just going to crawl the Cro that you was like Mt Wowmhm. That's that's clever, yes yeah! That was, Ididn't even consider that, but I was she. She made it across veryefficiently yeah and I mean like, if you needed, to go upwards orwhatever, like spiders, ar your guys like just pull up a giant one you're,fine Um. It's great, like the there's so much like versatility inthe duid that people don't generally speak ing, use Um, but it's it's! It's really cool. Whenyou see it done Y, you know smart yeah for sure Um, I'm glad we kept this discussionamongst us a little short 'ecause. I want to get your impressions of theanswers I got this week this week, this society I got. I got alot of responses on this. Actually im not going to list everybody thatresponded 'cause. This is the thing I got a lot a lot. A lot of the exactsame results. AHPEOP overwhelmingly said three things: Direwolf a dirwolfYep. It was the second, Oh, it's probably the constrictor snake.Although a constructor snake Yeh yeah a what do you think there is? Oh, maybesome sort of flying beast if they make it to thatlevel. But not a lot of people do not quite- and I think, you've to er hatwe're going to talk about exactly myeah overwhelmingly Direwolf bearcinstructors nick and some people said, like all three. Some people were likebear. Some people said Diwo and some people just said all three, and I'm I'm wondering if it's exactlywhy you just said to because a lot of people I think, we'veseen overwhelmingly in our games and also talking to other dms after havingstarted this pot cass, not a ton of people leave the primary levels mhm. So I'm wondering if that's it, theDirewolf and the bear I'v SCEN in game having having run for druds for a while,now tend to be able to take a decent amount of hits, especiallytely levels tend to be able to put out a decent amount of damage. Theconstructor snake we've already talked about the the inmeeding of movement isa huge boon for your party. If you're kind of more playing this supporbeDRUID MHM UM and I'm wondering, if that's it, I'mwondering of people yeah moticanic it it's go yeah, exactly though it is,this is the optimal option. Yeah and the Brown. The Brown bar would belike the hit points right, just the ability to tank a little bit y yeah aand for sure those are like number one, they're, easy ones. That M, that a DMcould reasonably say that a any DRUID has seen sometime in their past right and ifthey, if, if you are in those primary levels, you technically have not seen awhole lot, which is what you need to have done in order to drew like userwild shape. Forsen weaaeonto see the...

...creature right yeah. You need to knowwhat it is before you can transform into it. It's not like a free shapeshift into whatever you want kindof thing, which is kind of unfortunate. They, I think in Zanithars Giy. Theygive you an idea of different things that might come up based on the regionthat you're from so you can have like a little list. That's like okay! I canturn into these things and that's reasonable for my character Um, but before then, I think it was reallylike. It was really difficult for me to like figure out what what can mycharacter turn into, as I think it was my first character ever that I created was this druid and I was like what Idon't know what monsters I can turn into what whattat? What is this ord newplayer, this kind of goingthroughhll? How do I know what I've seen yeah? Exactly like you don't like?I didn't actually come up with a huge backstory. I I I mased character alittle bit off of a character. I knew from a book and then I was like well, Idon't know have I seen I brownbare before, probably maybe, if I've beenliving in the wild, so you know- maybe I don't know, but it's it'sdifficult once you get further into the game, you generally speak ing runacross a few different creatures that you can eventually turn into becausethe D M likes to throw those kind of things at people right. So if they knowthat there's a druid in the group, they might send a little a little bit moreof those kind of creatures, like some beasts that way your way, so that youcan turn into those things or or at least in a longer campaign.It's it's. The DM at least wants to change up, who you're fighting againstand what you're doing there right yeah. Just to give you some different, Idon't know battles and stuff like that right, you don't want it to be the sameall the time, so it makes ends. Another t on to findinteresting with Ta Rot. Sa duits is at least when it comes to players. It'snot only that Um like it's not only just t e the lowerlevels, but I also find that most players fall into this and don't wantto say, like trope in a negative matter, but um I find most people tryg to play like adree that only transforms into like this one kind of creature, nrthetspirit, animal kind, yeah, and it's interesting to me because when I thinkof like right, like it, it's Youve been living in the forest for like how longand like you only turn into a bear like Um, there's, so many more animals thatcould like expand. The Um, like you said, with the pressure place rightlike that that sense of creativity and scale of the world that I find most players are exploring.Um Nd, which I feel like is again fallsback, maybe on like the DMS and the work that you as a player have to do.You know if you pick the the the class for dred, maybe do a little bit ofresearch on. You know bi like animals in some sort of Bile Um. Now you can have like a really solidpick but m. You know, that's always like allright. I've made my character.Let start playing doesn't really facter too well into the slih part. Do youresearch beforehand learn the little environment here you know like whatdoes this animal look like, but on the other hand, righ remember the the toannihilation stream m that was presented. I believe it was aGeconsandru. It was matthew, Mercer Ademing, it's like Col, spors, Jo, ared horse gray force. Yes, so in Grayfordis right H, I think H, Dila Pr Cool Colros, I thind col toocoseabiat was din. I don't know one of the twins Asatpu. I played essentiallyturned into a hedgehog and fired quills at or not a Hedgehog, aporcupine in fired quills at...

...theres giant UNDD Trex, like I mean Liki to my knowledge, do not shoottheir cothes out ind. That reaction that Mat Merser had his face like the M,but that's and then you know, Y, u the rule ofcool ticks. You know and t yare. He I think it's such a fun little classto play because it sort of like takes you away from the Um. I am this whollycapable creature and being into this I'm cusy to transform into a snake. Icannot look too high up in the sky or whatever you know like hire w. How areyou acting as a SNAANSI? I find this just a really creativeclass of plan. I wanted to introduce a juet as a DM for a little while Um, but just this module just doesn'taccept for random characters. Dropping it like a five story: Dunceon Yeah Um, the other response that I gotthe one that kind of stood out, um UN. It was on our titor account.Unfortunately, our TUUTER has become locked due to hilarious, oversights Um, but I will I will source their name andprobably retreat it on there once we get ourrecount back. U We promised we did othing terrible, buter was nothing sketchy. It was nothing illegal. It was ite was a mistake inkilling out ages said one week, Yeh Someonwercan't handle the Rosithey weresaying that di WIS would have given a warning on the TS. You know like Hey,just syou Kno, not ban this. This individual, whose handleescapes me, was commenting about how their druid grewup in a coastal region and because of that, he transformed into exclusivelycreatures that you would see on the coast, which is Rey much exactly whatCarliss was saying about this character. Who is coming from you know: INARCTTICenvironment, transforming an toheans cause, that's what he knows right M andI thought that was awesome. I thought I always like to see people that, likereally yeah commit to like playing the loge and playing their character up. Iguess, though, an end to to spin off and kind o tie these two discussionstogether. Looking back at like creatures like Dir rules and bears andconstrictors nakes Jordan, your right in a lot of settings that w LD thoseare creatures that you can yen, that your players have seen if we're talkinglike, let's say Carlos Strolls, into one of our campaigns with his penguindrod, yes, wood and he suddenly goes oh well, I'm going to transform into youknow a constrictor snake and I'm thinking. Well, you know you camestraight from Ice Windale, herhaving Havig, like playin plane like thepenguin stuff and now iere trying to transform Ito,something that's really only found in the forest bire when you've reallynever stepped foot in the forest by Hem. Would you, as the DMB like no, youhaven't seen that to Somethof us, I mean number one. I would hope that Ihad talked to the DRUID player before and said: Hey Yeah. So what is yourregion and what kind of creatures have you seen before? Because that's a rulethat's in place here for dreds and then that way? If they do say, I want toturn into a constrictor snake. I can say: Hey. Remember that conversation wehad about you, know the Arctic and and where you're from and that kind ofthing yeah, I don't think constructor snakes actually live there is thereanother type of creature you would like to transform into that might be alittle bit more Arctic related, perhaps a Fox or, I don't know polar bear. I think thoseare too high for a CR levels Bain, but regardless that is a thing that theycould potentially turn into at higher levels. Um, you know maybe give a few different ideas as towhat they could turn into. If if that hadn't happened and I hadn'thad that conversation,...

I might be more inclined to just let itgo and say: Ok, we'll talk about it afterwards, and- and maybe you had a onyour travels, you happen to come across a constrictor snake along the way, butthat's the only other creature outside of your Arctic background that you canchoose now kind of thing. Igoes. No, a PULLERBREA has a CR two O for yeah. Soit's it's not it's not like it's not unfeasible but like at you know for asecond third level. It's another thing: You can choose right: yeah, Um Unlessyo, like grief, lavor ofBrownbear as a polar bear bebut. If there's actually an actual stap loock,then yeah they're, ealisetoae yeah, but you know like flavoring school. Sothat's also true. What have you covern out? Mineobear yeah. I think that Imean the way that I play any character in this game is going to be differentthan noway any other player, replace it and as it an I think that that's reallyimportant to at least try to adapt what somebody Oln is coming from so yeah,maybe if y character specific background and asat the end, I would actually in opposition to a Jurdan said.Actually, so I would say that if I had talked to this player more Umbeforehand, then we could be then we're actually working on becoming morerestrictive on like how to narrow down you know a character ofbackground, but on the other hand, if I haven't talked to a player andsomebody's coming in at the table or even if it is a player that I knowright like you could easily just say, there was a zoo in town and all of asudden, you know all the animals that you need to know. So it's a really like.I mean it's not really that big of an issue to me storywise or a gameplaywise.If you know some drew that says, Hey I'm from the northern regions, I wantto turn into Um. You know a tropical creature right!Well, okay, you maybe wouldn't have normally seen that, but you know itprevents you from like walking past the caravan and all of a sudden there's aton of colorful birds at somebody selling right storywise. It's notreally like that Hart of a thing to be like, oh in reraspect. You want to hearonce so like I don't think it'd be that much of an ition. I don't think I'd I'dreally care too much ensry we wouldn arecad at all, no Y, you just say sureyou can choose whatever creatures. You want to kind of thing loter than thescar level and like I even go to the point of like if a character wants tosay like Hey, I want to turn into a bird and they're, not level. Eight sure your bird is like either likeflinhtless. You turn into a Simila S, yoare a flightless bird or you know wecan get a little grim here and you have some like weird distortion on the wings.That's perverting from gerting. I we want T, go into this sort of love,crafty, an Simso. You know it's kind of fun to Toun about, but like sure I onlyturnd into a pigeon. Oh God I mean I lived down in the dark,diaming area- that's just messed up! I mean I'm definitely using that now,but it's all about that yesrbrating wheres!If you're Ding t you know younger a younger audience, perhaps don't do that Ai Yor, close friends, Goibat explain it in great detail exactly so. I think that upsetting thoughtconcludes. This week's talk of the town, those of you listening. We do want tohear your input. LOOK FOR OUR NEXT QUESTION! Thatill be comingsometime this week on our social media page, that's at Ro Sea Society onInstogram at rural city, social ontwitter. If and when we get that backat some point, beplying another toher handle soon...

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