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SotDL spell book. All cards to date. 
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You'll never attain Yorkshireman status though, no matter how you try :D
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Looking at the Monster entries in core, the large monster's frenzied attack reads: "The monster attacks two different targets with its natural weapon, making each attack roll with 1 bane." The monster's natural weapon attacks are with 2 boons. So, does this mean it does Frenzied Attack with (2 boons - 1 bane) 1 boon, or am I reading too much into this and it should simply attack with 1 bane like the Frenzied Attack entry states?
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Great question Julian. I played it as stated in the stat block last session... explains the players having it easier than I expected... ;-)
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From the Magus master path, "Staff of Magic: You create a magical staff that acts as your implement. When you attack with the staff, you make the attack roll with 1 boon and the attack deals 1d6 extra damage."

Would this apply to spell attacks made with the staff, or is the intent for melee attacks only?
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Booo! :)
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Just curious: What was the reasoning for not adding Str and Agi modifiers to damage rolls for melee and ranged attacks, respectively?
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Ah, thanks for clarifying what you meant. I thought there was some sort of advantage mechanic I wasn't aware of. 
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I'm finding that the "free for all" two-tier (fast / slow turns) combat system is a bit burdensome to manage, especially with larger groups and many bad guys. I've developed a book keeping technique that works fairly well, but, like I said, it's cumbersome compared to ordered initiative. What techniques are my fellow SotDL GMs using to manage combat turns quickly and effectively?
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We play on Roll20, and on the initiative tracker, I ask the players to put an "F" if they want a fast turn. After they all go, any monster that can go fast does (Melee or charging, casting or shooting), then the Long turn players go and finally any monster that is left (usually the ones all alone on the map) get a turn.   We play with minis- and a grid, and it runs fast.   
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Watched The Witch last night, and could not stop thinking of the LotFP feel it gave me. 
Directed by Robert Eggers. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings. A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black ma...
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Finally saw this movie over the weekend. Man it was creepy! The acting was solid and sense of time and place excellent.
Delievering the dialogue in period correct fashion has hurt this movie but was very much needed. It helps establish the time and place and informs the characters mode of thinking.
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I'm sure you hear it a lot, but THANK YOU +Robert Schwalb for this amazing role playing game you've created for us.

I started playing D&D with the red box in 1984, and after years of AD&D 1st and 2nd edition, Traveller, 3e, 3.5, Pathfinder, and now 5e (and too many others sampled in between to mention), I must say that SotDL sits somewhere near the very top of my favorite RPGs of all time. I can't elevate it past BECMI and AD&D 1e for nostalgic reasons, but it surpasses all the rest. 
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Thanks John! I never get tired of hearing good things. You recharge my batteries and remind me why I do this. Much appreciated!
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Do ancestries without souls, such as changelings and elves, gain Corruption?

Corruption is defined as a stain on the soul, and Exquisite Agony really seems to expand on this idea, even mentioning that Diabolous is not interested in immortal creatures with no souls. It seems to me that the Corruption rules should only apply to the mortal ancestries known to have souls (even clockworks), but not the fey and their creations. 
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Devils favor human-like souls due to Reincarnation. With an Elf Soul, they get it once, and its done, elementals have no souls but the taint can still manifest (it just has no consequences, as they won't go to hell). With Human souls, they get to bleach it with torture, then flop it back up to the surface for its ideally inevitable decline to torture it again! (assuming it isn't so bad they are basically stuck there).
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+James Spahn, first, The Hero's Journey is completely delightful. Thank you for bringing it into the OSR world. Secondly, I've got a lot of OSR monster resources at my finger tips. Any suggestions for adjusting them (primarily HP, AC, and of course adding reduction values) for use in Hero's?
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I know the wording is mostly clear, but I wanted to double check: is the intent of the priest's Prayer feature that he can only use it in others, or does the priest himself count as a creature within short range when he makes an attack?

EDIT: I noticed that a spell caster can target himself if he meets the criteria of the target. Though Prayer is not a spell, should same rules apply?
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I concur with the above.
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Yesterday's email from Kobold Press mentions a map of the Forest of Arbonesse, but the download link isn't linked to anything. Can someone point me to this map, please? 
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Perfect, thank you Tim!
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Empire of Caecras is pronounced "Say-Krus?"
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Kal-uh-sans
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