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Incarnate: The Last of the Lacers

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Now with a custom character sheet specifically for this book, created by Guilherme Pantoja!

ANNIVERSARY UPDATE!

So, this book was released a little over 2 years ago. In the interim, I have gathered as much criticism and playtests as I could manage, and poured over everything that had been submitted. I then took a focused approach to this book to incorporate as much of the feedback as possible, especially for player options.

The focus of this book was always that the player options presented herein would be able to be dropped into any normal 5th edition DnD game, without any special consideration given to characters made with the options from this book. While I think the original release was close, it wasn't quite there, and there were a few issues that stuck out that remained unbalanced.

I have taken everything and rewritten everything, and while most of the player options will look familiar to those who own the previous version of this book, there will definitely be balance fixes so that you can take a lacer, a samsari, or any other option presented in this book, and drop it into your normal game.

In addition to the revisions made to the previous material, there have been many additions as well. There are new subclasses presented for the fighter and rogue, allowing them to learn some elemental powers and maneuvers. Each element's form list has also been increased to 50, rounding the number of forms presented in the book to over 200!

I can't express my appreciate enough for those who have helped in every stage of this process, including those who simply downloaded the book and ran games with it. The feedback I was able to gather was invaluable, and it really makes me happy to hear that the work I put into this book wasn't wasted.

So get out there and control the elements, and save your world!

Original preface:

Want an entire setting book to add elemental warriors to your world?

A blast a fire, a rush of wind, the roar of water, the rumble of stone.

The elements have always been a fantastic space to explore creatively for gamers. This book seeks to add all the elemental options you'd ever need for your 5e games.

This book is 178 pages long, and includes everything you need to set a game in the Forgotten Realms under the watchful eye of the Incarnate, a powerful being who can wield all four elements. The contents of this book include:

5 new races. The elemental races were born from the union of genasi and ancient barbarian tribes. They have since become diluted, but elemental blood still flows through their veins. Also included is the obake, a race of animal-like creatures from the Spirit World.

2 new classes. The lacer and the samsari are both elemental warriors, but approach the elements in vastly different ways. Lacers are fighters, using fire, wind, water, and earth to pummel their foes into submission. Samsari, by contrast, are more spiritual, more enlightened.

5 new subclasses. In addition to the five subclasses present for the lacer, and the three subclasses presented for the samsari, five new subclasses are given for classes from the Player's Handbook. Barbarians can follow the Path of Elemental Fury, gaining powerful elemental abilities. Fighters can follow the martial archetype of the Pro-Lacer, pummeling their enemies with elemental maneuvers. Monks have two new subclasses to join; the Ki Blocker is a wise warrior who learns to hinder their opponents by blocking ki paths in the body, and the Shihan Warrior learns to use special armor and weapons to be a protector of the weak and innocent. Finally, the rogue can become a Triple Threat, gaining elemental abilities and working in tandem with allies.

6 new backgrounds. Six unique backgrounds are presented in this book, representing both the feared and respected (bounty hunters, town guards), and the common heroes (air sanctuary, polar clan, the vast swamp, and the vegetable merchant).

New armor, weapons, and equipment. While all weapons and tools from the Player's Handbook are completely applicable to the world of Toril, new options are presented here for those who wish to specialize. New weapons like the boomerang and hook sword are listed, as well as new tools like the gemmanite ring, a powerful item which can bind and eventually engulf creatures in pure crystal candy.

Over a dozen new feats. New options for lacers of specific elements, giving you even more unique flair for your character. Learn to lace lava, metal, lightning, wood, and more elements!

200+ lacing forms. Similar to spells, lacing forms allow you mastery and control over the elements. Over 200 new forms are presented to give unique and powerful options for your character.

New setting rules and tips. New optional rules are presented, allowing players greater variability and versatility by allowing your elemental powers to be affected by weather and cosmic events. The ability to play as the Incarnate is laid out, allowing a player to become an extremely powerful master of all four elements. In addition, tips are given for DMs who wish to add lacers to other games, to help guide the DM in what it means to have a lacer in a campaign, and ideas for how to implement them fluidly.

36 new monsters. 36 completely new monsters are presented to challenge new and old players alike. The creatures cover the entire spectrum of Challenge Ratings, and can be tweaked for almost any type of encounter. In addition, a number of more minor miscellaneous creatures and NPC stat blocks are presented which can be quickly dropped into any game.

History of lacing in the Forgotten Realms. This book fills in gaps in the timeline of the Forgotten Realms, showing how lacing magic was created, how it reached its height, and ultimately, how it began to fall, until very few lacers remain.

This book is over 170 pages of vetted and critiqued content, and has been checked for balance in comparison to other 5e options, including those presented in the Player's Handbook. As much or as little of this book as you like can be added to any campaign of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition, with no worry needing to be given over power levels or exceptional strength.

This has been a project I've worked on for over 5 years, and it's just incredible to finally see it come to fruition. So I really, really hope you enjoy it, and happy gaming!

- Alex Tanner

If you enjoy this, check out my other work!

Tarocchi. This class uses a deck of 52 playing cards in order to fund their magic spells, and requires you to play with a deck of cards as your character does!

Totemist. This class summons wooden idols with powerful magical abilities that affect the area around them. Answer the call of nature that best suits you to animate your idols to battle for you, boost you own fighting ability, or add the ability to cast spells alongside your totems!

Wayfarer. This is a full spellcasting class that gains the ability summon a powerful companion called an amicus. This creature is completely customizable, giving you an incredible amount of versatility in a single class!

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Dancing F April 23, 2024 9:07 am UTC
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Hey, I had a question. Under Multiclassing, you talk about how depending on how one closely follows the lore, one could lace multiple elements.

So if had permission, when I go up in the Lacer class or another class that uses elemental magic I could take a form from another element gaining it's basic lacing alongside the form?
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Alex T April 23, 2024 2:24 pm UTC
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Hey there! What I'll say is that taking a form from any element that you otherwise qualify for won't break the balance of the game or anything like that. The forms should be roughly on par with both the other elemental form lists as well as with spells that are available to characters at the time. However, I would say that if you and your DM are working on the assumption that you are not bound exclusively by your element, I still wouldn't grab each basic lacing as you do so as well. While the basic lacing are essentially cantrips, it would still be unbalanced to be able to grab three additional cantrips over anyone else.

And really, it's your game so whatever your table agrees upon is right, but I would say from a balancing perspective, it may be "too much" to be able to grab three extra cantrips for free.
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Dancing F April 23, 2024 5:06 pm UTC
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Oh wow! I wasn't expecting a reply! Thank you!

I also just want to say I love this as someone who loved Avatar The Last Airbender. I want to hopefully do a game similar to Legend Of Korra soon.

You've made a fantastic supplement!
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Alex T April 23, 2024 6:20 pm UTC
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Thanks very much! Your kind words are very appreciated!
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Dancing F April 24, 2024 9:42 am UTC
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Sorry last question I promise!

If it's possible to lace multiple elements with DM permission, how does that apply to feats that require you to be a certain lacer? I would assume that if you can take forms from other elements you would qualify as that lacer to take it?

Like for example, I'm a Firelacer but take forms in Waterlacing, could I also take Bloodlacing as a feat?

I apologize for bugging you!
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Alex T April 24, 2024 5:26 pm UTC
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No problem! At that point, you're going a bit outside of the rules that I set up, so I strongly recommend talking it over with your DM and accepting whatever they say on the subject. If you and/or your DM are looking for advice though, I would say that it depends on how "special" you want the specialized lacing feats to be in the game world. If it's more of a standard DnD setting and you're just playing as a lacer, it's probably not as important that those are "special," and so as long as you have at least one form of that element, I'd say you count as that kind of lacer. If you do want them to be more special, you can make the rule that whichever element you know the *most* forms from is your "primary" element, and the one you should take specialized lacing feats from.
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Dancing F April 30, 2024 1:29 pm UTC
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And would that also apply to the Skandhas you unlock as you level up in the Lacer class? So if I had forms in both Fire and Water I could choose either Fire or Water for Matter Skandha?
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Alex T April 30, 2024 2:20 pm UTC
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That's the way I would probably rule it as a DM, and they various Skandhas should be balanced against one another, but definitely check with your DM as well.
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Dancing F May 03, 2024 2:32 am UTC
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Also one last thing I didn't understand. Under "Saving Throws" it says the DC to resist one of your forms is 8 + Ki Ability Modifier + Prof + Any Special Modifiers.

Do I use my Ki Save DC or Ki Attack Modifier? It was rather unclear. Because I used Battering Flames and it says the target has to make a Dexterity Saving Throw.
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Alex T May 03, 2024 2:20 pm UTC
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It's written that way because the different lacers use different ability modifiers. Fire and air use Charisma, while water and earth use Wisdom. So you would use whichever one of those, Wisdom or Charisma, fits your style of lacing to calculate the saving throw DC.

So if you're a firelacer using battering flames, the Dex save would be calculated as 8 + Charisma modifier + your proficiency bonus + any other bonuses. You also would use your Charisma for any ki attacks you make (Charisma modifier + your proficiency bonus). Which one you use is explained by the form. If it says the target needs to make a saving throw, you use your Ki Save DC. If it says you make an attack against your target, you use your Ki Attack Modifier.
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Amy P April 19, 2024 7:30 am UTC
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Alex, this is an incredible book you made here. I don't suppose there is an adventuring book to go with it?
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Alex T April 23, 2024 2:21 pm UTC
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Thank you for the kind words! Unfortunately no, I haven't written any adventuring books. Hope you enjoy this one though!
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Vincent D February 28, 2024 4:57 am UTC
I bought this book years ago. I remember I loved it. The new Avatar adaptation came out and reminded me of this book. I read it again and it is still great. I wanted to check your stuff for more things like it, but it looks like you haven't made anything else for "Incarnate". With the arrival of the new Netflix adaptation, do you think you'll ever make more stuff for it? Like an adventure module, more monsters, a more complete campaign setting or something similar? Just tell me anything so I can throw my money at you.
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Alex T February 28, 2024 3:41 pm UTC
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I really appreciate the kind words! Unfortunately I don't have anything else in the works right now, life has caught up to me. I had a new book of classes in the works, but with One DnD coming out later this year, I've been debating if I should wait until the release and release them as 1DnD classes. But again, I really appreciate the nice words and I'm glad I was able to make something you enjoyed!
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Vincent D February 29, 2024 1:05 pm UTC
My dissappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined because of you. Do you have a Patreon or a social media or something else that I can follow?
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Alex T April 23, 2024 2:25 pm UTC
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Hey Vincent, unfortunately not right now, but I'm hoping to get something in the works soon!
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Matthew C December 04, 2023 5:23 pm UTC
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Say, have you considered adding a Roll20 version of this? Being able to use the Charactermancer with Lacers would be a major time-saver for making Lacer characters.
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Alex T February 28, 2024 3:42 pm UTC
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I apologize that I didn't see your comment until now. Unfortunately I am not at all familiar with Roll20 so I don't have any current plans to expand that way. Thank you for taking the time to check it out though!
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Corbin M November 16, 2023 4:08 pm UTC
It will not let me add it to my kart, do you know why this would be?
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Alex T November 16, 2023 7:45 pm UTC
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Hi, I'm sorry but I don't know, nothing about the product has been changed recently. My only thought is that you'll need to put a number into the pay-what-you-want box, you should be able to put in a 0 and add it to your cart. If that doesn't work you may need to contact tech support for the site. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!
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Ev Y November 29, 2023 8:02 am UTC
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I had the same problem on my phone, but once I switched to my computer it worked, hope this helps
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Bruce K April 08, 2023 8:15 am UTC
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I was using a fillable character sheet PDF and I was copy pasting the lacer features so I would have easy reference if I forget specifics, I do this with every character I make, and I noticed an odd quirk. Certain letters typically F, when I attempted to copy them would not paste. To give an example let's say I try to copy and paste the word "Proficiency", when I paste go to paste it what I end up pasting will be "Pro". There would be nothing pasted after that, if I wanted to finish the word I would either have to type it out or avoid copying the F and type the F in later. Do you have any idea why this happens? It's nothing serious so I'm not asking for a fix but it is strange and admittedly annoying. I tested it with several fillable pdfs including the lacer form and had the same problem, so it is definitely the setting book. Maybe my Incarnate PDF is just weird? I don't know adobe or formatting so I really have no clue whats going on here.
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Alex T April 08, 2023 9:31 pm UTC
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Hey Bruce, I'm really sorry to hear that about the copy/pasting. Unfortunately I don't have much I can offer in the way of a solution, as I'm not really an expert on Adobe either. They should just be standard fillable forms, so I can't really say why that would be happening or have any ideas for a fix. Sorry about that!
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Dungeon M February 24, 2022 8:52 pm UTC
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Fantastic book, super quality work! Quick clarification regarding the Shihan monk. Silk Threads specifically allows Martial Arts to apply while wearing armor, and specifically disallows Unarmored Defense, but it makes no mention of whether Unarmored Movement is supposed to work. Are Shihan monks supposed to have the extra movement?
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Alex T February 25, 2022 5:29 pm UTC
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Thanks for the kind words! Yes that should be specific, but Silk Threads is not meant to preclude a monk's extra movement. The monk should still gain their extra movement while wearing light armor and wielding a shield.
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Caleb O January 30, 2022 12:30 am UTC
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Love the book. Me and my group are running a return of the red lotus campaign set 30 years after legend of Korra. Been going almost 6 months now supper Fun. I did have a question I came across.

The airlacing 1st lvl form "Protection of the East" It appears to be a reskin of the shield spell but it has a range of 30 and is concentration and has a spell time of 1 hour. However like shield it can only be cast on self and lasts 1 round.

Was there a reason for the range and concentration?
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Alex T January 31, 2022 3:36 pm UTC
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Hey Caleb, thanks for the kind words, and I'm glad you and your group are having fun! Those were an oversight in the editing process unfortunately, but you can safely ignore them and treat the form you listed as you would the Shield spell.
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Chris C January 19, 2022 2:54 pm UTC
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Good morning, I absolutely love the book and so do my players but we have a player who is confused and 2 earth lacing forms. Rock blast and mountain strike, why is mountain strike a 2nd level lacing when it far weaker then rock blast?
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Alex T January 19, 2022 6:07 pm UTC
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Hey Chris, thanks for the kind words! As to your question, it looks like an oversight from me which hasn't been pointed out before, but mountain strike should be the 1st-level form, and rock blast should be the 2nd-level form, instead of how it is now. It looks like it just slipped past me in editing, but you are absolutely correct about them. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Chris C January 19, 2022 7:15 pm UTC
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NO thank you, my players and myself love your book. Have you thought about making "lacer form cards" because those would be awesome.
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Alex T January 19, 2022 9:54 pm UTC
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I'd love to do something like that, although right now I'm hard at work on a new book filled with new classes instead! You can check me out on twitter to get updates once I start releasing playtest content!
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Troy S December 24, 2021 6:08 pm UTC
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How exactly does the Elemental Dig feature work for the rogue? Is it like an opportunity attack, or does the target just take the damage
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Alex T December 25, 2021 8:15 pm UTC
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The dig simply adds extra damage whenever a target is hit with a weapon attack. You do use your reaction to use the dig, but you only add the dig's damage as well as your Sneak Attack if the target qualifies to be hit by a Sneak Attack. Thanks for checking it out!
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Jeremy J October 30, 2021 12:49 pm UTC
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Hi, I was wondering if there was an updated module for the anniversary edition? I downloaded the one located here (https://www.dmsguild.com/product/211872/Incarnate-Last-of-the-Lacers--Fantasy-Grounds-module?src=by_author_of_product) however, I'm experiencing a glitch during the character creation where I'm not able to select an element to master, nor any spells. I thought it was strange, so I figured I try asking here to see if anyone could help lol. Thanks in advance!
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Alex T October 30, 2021 2:08 pm UTC
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Hi Jeremy, while the fantasy grounds module has not been updated, this is the first I'm hearing of the character creation not working. I've never used fantasy grounds so I'm afraid I'm unable to help, hopefully someone can. Updating the module is something that's been on my radar for a while, but since I've never used fantasy grounds myself, my options are to learn it and how to write it, or to pay someone else to do it, and both have pros and cons unfortunately. I hope you're able to work out your issue and enjoy the game!
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warren O October 30, 2021 4:10 am UTC
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so far it looks good it'll be a while until our forever dm will get to run his. we both bought this so we can get ready, he to make his game & me to learn how to use this as a player, the only real hard part is trying to add it to a phone app (cause the app isnt the easiest thing to learn to use) i cant wait to play jose (hoe-zay) im mostly excited to try to lava bend or magma-lacing i think its called
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Alex T October 30, 2021 2:06 pm UTC
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That's great, I'm glad you're both looking forward to it and I hope you enjoy it!
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Troy S October 09, 2021 10:20 pm UTC
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I'm running a game using your material and had a question concerning the Lacing Initiate feat and the Pro Lacer subclass for the fighter. Both grant the player the Elemental Strike feature from the Lacer class. Does this include the Bonus Action attack and the change in damage die with increase in level (as shown in the Elemental Strike column of the Lacer Table in the class description)?
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Alex T October 10, 2021 1:43 am UTC
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Hi Troy, thanks for checking it out! The intent is that you get everything listed in the ”Elemental Strike” feature listed for the lacer, which includes the bonus action attack but does not include increases to your elemental strike's damage unless you actually take levels in the lacer class. Hope this helps!
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Troy S October 11, 2021 11:24 pm UTC
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That's what I thought. Just wanted to be sure. Thanks for the quick response.
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Dadrian G October 07, 2021 11:51 pm UTC
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Hey. Bought this book apparently a forever ago and so happy to see the updates. Great work! Anyways, in the Printer Friendly Version, it says there is a part 4 for the bestiary/statistics but the book ends right after all the lacing forms. Is there an option get that section in a printer friendly version?
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Alex T October 08, 2021 3:08 pm UTC
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Hi Dadrian, I took some time this morning and added in the full bestiary as well as appendices A and B to the printer-friendly version of the book so that all creatures are part of the file. Hope it helps, thanks for the kind words!
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Dadrian G October 09, 2021 4:21 pm UTC
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You're amazing! My players are also super excited about the re-work plus the new forms! Thank you!
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noah R September 02, 2021 8:30 am UTC
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love the module, it solidifies alot of ideas I've personally been floating around for a year or so now. And of course the excellent source material. However while reading I of course consider balance and min/max-ability, one in particular is sharpshooter. By classifying elemental strike as a ranged weapon it qualifies for all benefits, including the bonus damage, which doesn't seem to power creepy just a little strange. The real area of concern would be the +10 benefit and the stinger feat (which i really like btw.) in the case of a dart you could throw 8 darts with 2 attacks, but modifier only applied 1 per attack. would you rule that +10 for each weapon or for the total attack, especially considering the -11 they'd be taking at that point? also I notice no-matter how many weapons are thrown, they may only strike 1 target per (attack.) Was that intentional or an oversight? I understand that almost all of these would be up to the dm of the current game, but with you being the creator id love an "official"...See more
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Alex T September 02, 2021 4:05 pm UTC
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Hi noah, thanks for checking it out! To answer your question, the fact that the darts all land on the same target (per attack) was intentional, as allowing that many extra attacks would start to bog down the game quickly. This way, no matter how many darts you choose to throw, they hit a single target, and your modifier is only added once, which keeps the game moving for everyone. As for using something like Sharpshooter, it would apply per attack, not per dart, regardless of how many darts you choose to throw for the attack.
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noah R September 02, 2021 5:05 pm UTC
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Thank you very much!
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Era X September 01, 2021 7:53 pm UTC
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i had the orientel character sheet pdf open in chrome and i clicked one of the profiency things and it marked it and i cant get rid of it what do i do
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Alex T September 02, 2021 4:01 pm UTC
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Hi Era, unfortunately I'm not sure how the sheet will act in Chrome vs. using a dedicated PDF reader. I hope you are able to sort the issue!
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