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Newbiespud 30th Mar 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
This is probably gonna be my favorite concept in this whole arc for a while. The School of "Friendship."

Because hey, you need to have the skills of an adventurer to have a decent chance of making friends out of enemies in this world.

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Gamemaster80 30th Mar 2019, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
In my day we didn't have a school to teach you the "right way to adventure"! We had to go out in the world and risk life, limb, and sanity to learn what we know! Come back to me when your friends dies from falling from 60 feet high and a large bell lands on his body just as your thinking you can just resurrect him.
Wulfraed 30th Mar 2019, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
<whine><whine> <G>

Come back when your character falls off a log into a stream and dies...

{My first AD&D character -- an illusionist with fewer hit-points than most familiars... And at first level, no one could afford a resurrection.}
Gamemaster80 30th Mar 2019, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
lol Mine was in reference to a player in one of my Rise of the Runelords Pathfinder campaign. Was kind of a nasty way to go, so many failed reflex saves...
zimmerwald1915 30th Mar 2019, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
In my day, we made do with the Adventuring School in Narshe, and we liked it!
Departure_Dave 1st Apr 2019, 2:55 AM edit delete reply
That sounds like one of the arcs of the parody comic "Exterminatus Now".
Achtungnight 30th Mar 2019, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Why couldn’t I have gone to such a school ?
Crisis 30th Mar 2019, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
I know, right?
Rastaba 30th Mar 2019, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, Newbiespud said it best. In their world, you do seem like you’d need to have at least some adventuring skills to have a chance of making friends out of the numerous enemies they come across. Though thinking about it for as many enemies as they seem to turn to friends, there are also those who just don’t learn or else choose not to. Even Tirek, a creature who at least has the excuse of being driven by a natural need to feed, chooses to be a jerk about it.
Guest 31st Mar 2019, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
Stealing people's magic was something Tirek learned to do, not a natural need to feed.
Rastaba 31st Mar 2019, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
Ah...then yeah dude chose to be a full on jerk.
Balrighty 30th Mar 2019, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
This reminds me of the Academy of Kind Blades from the novel that David Silver wrote based on Ponyfinder.
Digo Dragon 30th Mar 2019, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
My problem with this concept is when is befriending the enemy crossing the line into dooming yourself? There are villains out there that probably a few years cool-down first in Tartarus before attempting, or else they could fake friendship to stab you in the back later.

Insight classes would be useful for that, to know if your friendship "sticks".
Big Lurker 30th Mar 2019, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
All they need now is Nanoha as a guest speaker on 'Befriending'...
Malroth 30th Mar 2019, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
They aren't really your friend untill you've blasted them through a couple planets
Winged Cat 30th Mar 2019, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
The GM did say the school teaches how the magic of friendship interacts with all kinds of other power sources. Sometimes those other sources are particularly intense.
Crisis 30th Mar 2019, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
Hey all, remember that Jumanji adventure I mentioned the other day?

I've started homebrewing a module for it. Please check it out and let me know what you think so far.
SilverShadow4 31st Mar 2019, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
This looks super fun! I want to run it as a one-shot or a mini campaign! You did a great job! There are a few typos, though. Nothing a quick reference to Spellcheck can't fix :)
Crisis 31st Mar 2019, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
I'd advise mini-campaign. It took my group three sessions (at two hours each) just to get to the board!

...granted they're all easily distracted, but still. And at one point I had monkeys steal the board and it took them another four two-hour sessions to retrieve it. (One of my players unfortunately mentioned 'Home Alone' after the first board-retrieval session and it gave me ideas. Also Van Pelt got to the board before they did at the end of the third session in this sequence.)
Guest 31st Mar 2019, 3:40 AM edit delete reply
Will Trader Slick be there?
Crisis 31st Mar 2019, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Trader Slick? Is he from the cartoon?

References to the cartoon are probably going to be the lightest of all. I wanted to do the Manji tribe as barbarians, but that's about it.

That said, I intend to leave plenty of leeway for DMs to add anything they like to the module.