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LoA

For the record, I came up with my Clockpunk Rats before I found out about the Skaven... It's impossible to be original.
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That's such a Steerpike thesis. Congrats!
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My thesis was about weird fiction, the paradoxical aesthetics of disgust, and metaphysics.
Uber-congratulations, Steerpike! Or should I say Dr. Steerpike?
Way to go, SP!
Congrats!

LoA

What was your thesis about?
Congratulations!
Shameless bragging: I successfully defended my PhD today.
Tell me more (perhaps in a thread, lest we tempt the combined wrath of sparkling horses!)
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Guys, Veins of the Earth is really, really good. One of the best roleplaying supplement I've ever seen.
That map needs a thread. I must know what's going on because I'm in love with that map.

LoA

I've seriously thought, as a social experiment, of starting an Otherkin tumblr where I self identify as an "Asexual, heteroromantic Steam Locomotive", just to see what reactions I get. I'm so happy I never went through with it.
And a hoers, of coers
I self-identify as one of those railroad carts with the seesaws on them

LoA

All Hail the Glorious Anthro Train Master Race.
The horseshoe crabs are kind but firm rulers.
I'm not sure what my favorite part of that map is.
Thread plz
Another thing about smaller races, depending on how realistic you want to get, is that they're going to be less susceptible to fall damage and similar effects, as they will have a lower terminal velocity. It'd be good to comb through the combat and movement rules to see what might not make sense for them.
It depends on the edition. In 5th edition, size doesn't come with a lot of pre-packaged bonuses and penalties apart from how much space you take up. Tiny creatures *tend* to be hard to hit, but don't get an AC bonus, for example. In Pathfinder, Tiny is more difficult to balance, but could easily be ignored, house-ruled, etc.
I think once your toy is about the size of a cat or smaller, it's "Tiny" size

LoA

I'm beginning to hammer down, and flesh out a world, and I'm stubbornly attached to the idea of a race of sentient toys. How "Small" can you be while still be considered "Small" in dnd terms?
I mean, sure it is. Just don't give them any mechanical effect for being tiny. tongue
If they're playing alongside human-sized races, then I doubt it. If all characters of interest are that small, then you can treat much larger creatures as a different kind of encounter entirely; maybe an "environmental" hazard, or even a watered-down Cthulhu-style "this is not necessarily something you were meant to combat" kind of encounter.

LoA

Is it possible to have tiny races without them being broken?
Thank Hoers.
That was our hope. Welcome back comrade.
I am not dead! The wonders of modern medicine saw to that. Again.
lol LoA. Got him there.
Honestly thought you might be dead.
hahahahahaha. Anyway, hi everyone.

LoA

Is that what you tell the ladies?
The problem isn't catching a Xathan, it's that even when captured, their's a chance they'll run away and you'll have to catch one again.

LoA

Would a Masterball work, or are Xathans the only pokemon that can resist capture?
Always.

LoA

is it a shiny Xathan?
A wild Xathan appeared.
Guys, I'm finally learning how to touch type after years of "hunting and pecking" and it is very hard.
d20pfsrd.com is my DM screen
LoA, have you ever encountered Spelljammer? It might be up your alley.

Honestly for a DM screen, I would use several tabs on a tablet or laptop and just put what you expect to use. If you don't have access to either of those,  random loot tables for mooks and a list of page numbers for templates, spells, and common monsters is a good start. It wouldn't hurt to have generic stat blocks written up, either

LoA

On a different subject, what are the most essential things to have on a DM Screen

LoA

I dunno, maybe we should just stop it there.
This topic should probably be in a thread.