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by Revi
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Icewind Dale
Topic: Great Swords are the 'Best' Weapon Choice (and here's why)
Replies: 0
Views: 4169

Great Swords are the 'Best' Weapon Choice (and here's why)

There are a lot of posts on various forums asking about the 'best' weapon selection in IWD. Usually such a topic gets responses that refer to a specific weapon, say, the Singing Blade of Aihonen. This is not the right way of going about answering this question. In reality, it does not matter which s...
by Revi
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

I resemble that old timer. I much prefer the 2nd edition myself. Although I guess I'm included in the "old farts" as well as I started playing back in the 80's too. In fact I started with the 1st edition. But back to topic, if damage absorption is a prime goal, I would recommend a dwarf over the ha...
by Revi
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

While I've been convinced to give the Dwarf Berserker another try by your comments. It's really an incredible kit for a solo playthrough, with it's high number of attacks per round, immunities to practically all disabling spells, heavy damage output, great HP and great AC. While the barbarian may be...
by Revi
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

Quite possible :D This board here seems to be more or less dead, by the way... I guess most people still playing BG have transitioned to the BG:EE forums.
by Revi
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Melissan Damage Type
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

Thanks, now I'll know not to wear Roranach's horn when I next encounter her Not that I ever did, but I was always wondering about it. Still wondering about the dispel, guess I'll have to try out. Unfortunately that may take a while. On my current playthrough I just finished all of vanilla BG1 and am...
by Revi
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

I also play PnP AD&D 2nd ed. and I agree that in PnP games dualclassing is supposed to be much harder than simply clicking a button. That said, I have always found it a pity that characters cannot actually gain XP through studying at a university or training as a squire or working as a locksmith or ...
by Revi
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Melissan Damage Type
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

Melissan Damage Type

It has been a long time since I last finished ToB and I forgot. What type of damage does Melissan deal? Is it blunt damage (since she uses some kind of staff) or piercing or slashing? Also, if I remember correctly she dispels magic on virtually every hit, correct? I'm talking about vanilla Melissan ...
by Revi
Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

You are right, berserker frenzy offers better immunities. I think every class/kit has its perks (well, except for Shapeshifters, maybe). And cleverly combining classes and kits always beats single classes. This guide was just a thought experiment for myself to see how close I could get with a single...
by Revi
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

One minor point to make. You say Lawful Evil, but then state having Azure Edge, only good characters can use that. PS The main weakness of Barbarian Rage is that it doesn't protect against Imprisonment. Not sure why Berserker enrage does and Barbarian and Minsc's berserk don't. That is true, but a ...
by Revi
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

One minor point to make. You say Lawful Evil, but then state having Azure Edge, only good characters can use that. PS The main weakness of Barbarian Rage is that it doesn't protect against Imprisonment. Not sure why Berserker enrage does and Barbarian and Minsc's berserk don't. Oops, you're right! ...
by Revi
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)
Replies: 20
Views: 7707

Ultimate Barbarian Build (Single-Class Munchkin)

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by Revi
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Removing 'Being Hit' and 'Target Immune' sounds
Replies: 0
Views: 665

Removing 'Being Hit' and 'Target Immune' sounds

I have a question, something I've been trying to fix but so far been unable to. I absolutely hate the sounds characters make when they are hit, especially in situations where they are hit all the time (ie: walking over lava). It just sounds silly. I also hate the way they tell you a target is immune...
by Revi
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Dungeons & Dragons
Topic: AD&D 2nd Edition: Which extra dice to buy for a mage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

I really can't see how it could work to be honest, the great thing about live AD&D is the buzz and interaction between the players, I don't see how that could be replicated. Doing it in a chat room maybe, but even then I can't really see it working; so I guess you'll all have to move to Cornwall! I...
by Revi
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Dungeons & Dragons
Topic: AD&D 2nd Edition: Which extra dice to buy for a mage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

Epic memories... I'd love to set up an ADnD 2nd ed. game with you, Claudius. Maybe Galrean doesn't object to DMing a game of ADnD 2nd over forum or email for us? Or I could try it (though it will be messy, I promise... never DM'ed anything before). Seems like the OP of that other thread who was look...
by Revi
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Dungeons & Dragons
Topic: AD&D 2nd Edition: Which extra dice to buy for a mage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

I'm currently DMing two AD&D 2nd ed games! One for a group of people around a table and one solo game for my friend over Skype/Google+. Both are set in Greyhawk. It always strikes me when people think that just because it's an old edition it's no longer a viable game. AD&D all the way! I'm happy yo...
by Revi
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Dungeons & Dragons
Topic: AD&D 2nd Edition: Which extra dice to buy for a mage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

Hehe yes, checking for traps and secret doors is something we do constantly. I'm glad my DM doesn't automatically assume we do it, except when we state at the beginning of a hallway that we want to check for traps every few meters. But on doors and chests I think it's actually fun when a DM requires...
by Revi
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Dungeons & Dragons
Topic: Looking for people who want to play Dungeons&Dragons over the internet
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

1. Your experience with D&D I've played in a regular weekly group for about 10 to maybe 20 sessions now. We play AD&D 2nd edition and I like it a lot. We play in a classic fantasy setting that was made by my DM. My DM does not allow any powergaming and requires us to roleplay encounters with NPCs. T...
by Revi
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Dungeons & Dragons
Topic: AD&D 2nd Edition: Which extra dice to buy for a mage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

It is really fun. Still, I would also be interested in finding a good group that plays AD&D 2nd edition over email or forum. Once a week is not really enough for me. The problem is, I don't know where to start looking for people. I don't want to DM, don't want to play another edition, and don't want...
by Revi
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Dungeons & Dragons
Topic: AD&D 2nd Edition: Which extra dice to buy for a mage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

Races with resistance to poison? My rogue was a halfling which at that time got like +4 to the poison roll with a con of 16. I think dwarves still get a bonus. Another idea is to 'mixin' a level of fighter or ranger to get the dose of level one (2 units at 1) fortitude saving throws. A high reflex ...
by Revi
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Dungeons & Dragons
Topic: AD&D 2nd Edition: Which extra dice to buy for a mage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3927

Thanks, okay, I will buy those then. I am also wondering, do you have any good tips for surviving oldschool D&D? I mean, I've survived around 10 sessions now, but spread over different characters, and have lost one character to a poison trap*. None of my characters are over level 4 so far. Are there...