Daily Punch 12-18-17 Serpentine feat for Starfinder

Been playing Lots of FPSs lately, so lets bring some ideas into the game!

Serpentine (COMBAT)

RUN! RUN! RUN! SERPENTINE! SERPENTINE!

Benefit: When

you take a move action and move at least two spaces diagonally, you are considered to be under partial cover till the start of your next turn.
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Daily Punch 12-13-17 Danger Close feat for Starfinder

Been playing some Starfinder, so let’s roll some of that out!

Danger Close (COMBAT)

Guns work from far away, but that don’t mean they won’t work close!

Prerequisites: Weapon Focus (ranged weapon).

Benefit: The ranged weapon chosen for Weapon Focus gains an additional +1 bonus to attack rolls when used in an area threatened by a enemy.

Daily Punch 12-12-17 Beasts of the Field spell for DnD 5e

I want one more level 7 druid spell. Here we go!

Beasts of the Field

7th-level conjuration

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 30 feet
Components: V
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

With an ululating cry, you summon from around you two beast , magical or otherwise, appropriate to the terrain you are in of challenge rating 7 or lower. These are not conjurations, but real beasts from the area.

The beasts are friendly to you and your companions for the duration. Roll initiative for the creatures, which have their own turns. They obey any verbal commands that you issue to them (no action required by you), as long as they don’t violate their alignment. If you don’t issue any commands to the beasts, they defends themselves from hostile creatures but otherwise takes no actions.

If your concentration is broken, the creatures don’t disappear. Instead, you lose control of the beasts, they becomes indifferent toward you and your companions, and it might attack. An uncontrolled creature can’t be dismissed by you, and it leaves 1 minute after you summoned it.

Daily Punch 12-6-17 Teleporting descriptor for Cypher System

I have a guy who wants to teleport and only do that.  I think that sounds like an awesome descriptor if you just want to do  a bit of it and it stays local.

 

Teleporting

For some reason, you can teleport across space.  You don’t go far, but far enough to get out of trouble.  It comes with a cost, but sometimes its one you’re willing to pay!

Trained:  +2 to your Intellect pool.

Ability:  Teleport(2 Intellect points): As an action, you can teleport a short distance.  You have to see where you are teleporting.  You simple move across the distance in the blink of an eye.

Choose one of the following as a connection to the starting adventure:

  1. You’ve always wanted to understand your gift, so you’ve struck out across the world to use it.
  2. You wonder where your gift comes from, and now you’re going out to find it.
  3. You’ve gained this gift at a cost, and now the cost is going out to do a favor.
  4. You like starting trouble and getting far away from it, and now its time to use that gift to get out of trouble by leaving the area!

 

 

Thoughts?

Ring Side Report- RPG Review of Finders Keepers

Product– Finders Keepers

System-Dungeons and Dragons 5th Ed.

Producer– Janek Sielicki

Price– $3.95 here http://www.dmsguild.com/product/215482/Finders-Keepers  

TL; DR-The Great and the Mixed of the DMs Guild 93%

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Basics-Need a 20th level adventure in a hurry?  Here you go!  Finders Keepers is a 20th level adventure set in the Forgotten Realms, but easily ported to any place.  Players start in town, but soon enough a rampaging dragon attacks the land.  Players then have to save the town, and perusing the dragons leads down a rabbit hole of dead gods, hidden powers, and words that can literally destroy the world!

 

Mechanics or Crunch-This book is fine, completely fine, but that’s the one problem with the book the author can’t fix.  The monsters are all directly from the Monster Manual, the items from the DMG, and traps come from there as well.  That all works well, but if things are just exactly what you’ve seen before, it’s a tad bland.  But, the way the DMs Guild and the AL runs, writers can’t change that fact.  That little bit hurts the book a bit, but honestly as constrained by the rules as this book is, the mechanics work.  What’s here is good and runs well, but I would like the author to do a bit more, even though I know he can’t.  4.25/5

 

Theme or Fluff– This is an awesome story!  We get dead gods, demons, devils, entering alternative worlds, and a goal off saving everything.  The author can’t write new mechanics, but he CAN write a crazy new story!  I love what’s here!  It might not be completely the most original as I’ve seen tiny bits of other things, but I’m happy to see all the pieces come back together in a great new way.  4.75/5

Execution–  Hay, this book made me change my opinion of how books are put together.  This is one guy at a computer putting out fantastic materials.  There is art to break up text, there is the standard template to break up text, and there is formatting that works welo.  What I have here that puts it over the top is hyperlinking to pages, maps that the GM can copy/past into any software, and a new art that is made just for this material and handouts.  This caught me off guard.  WHY ARE OTHER BOOKS NOT DOING THIS?  This is a less than 100 page adventure, and honestly, it doesn’t need hyperlinking, but the addition makes my life a little bit easier.  Also, not many groups make it to 20, so this book comes with pre-generated characters with and without items to make the plug and play that much easier for any group.  More books need to do that, and adding this and other little parts makes me honestly love what’s here.  5/5

Summary– This is a fantastic adventure constrained slightly by the DMs Guild.  The book itself is put together amazingly well!  As I read more and more books on my tablets and phones, simple things like hyperlinking make my life that much more simple!  The store is great.  It’s got a few elements that you may have seen before but it’s not a ripoff of any story, and it’s told well.  The mechanics are the low point, but that’s a bit harsh.  It’s far from bad in any way, but it’s limiting for the author as you can’t build new material as often.  Overall, I found this to be a solid adventure that you can plug and play into any FR game with ease that is well put together. 93%

Daily Punch 12-5-17 Enduring Spell metamagic for DnD 5e

Here’s a metamagic I’ve been kicking around for a bit.

Enduring Spell

When you cast a spell, you can spend a number of sorcery points equal to the spell’s level to have that spell repeat itself on one target affected by the spell at the start of the target’s next turn. (1 sorcery point if the spell is a cantrip). The target is allowed all saved and checks to avoid the spell as the spell allows.

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