Steady Aim

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Steady Aim is a supplementary Rogue class feature presented as an optional rule in Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything. It allows the Rogue to spend a bonus action to give themselves advantage on an attack roll, so long as they stay still. Here’s how it works:

How Good Is It?

Steady Aim has grabbed attention for a few reasons:

Power Creep. This 3rd level feature is not swapped for any existing feature. It’s is just a straight power boost (at the discretion of your DM).

Ranged/Melee Split. Ranged rogues are already better than melee rogues. Especially when accounting for the feats that work with a rogue’s proficient weapons (Sharpshooter, Crossbow Expert). The boost tends to benefit ranged rogues, since melee rogues typically spend their bonus action on two-weapon fighting, disengage, or a handful of subclass features at their disposal.

Advantage. People love advantage. They go wild for it. The nice…

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8th Generation Memories

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Even though the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are now here and the first few games are already out in the wild, the now-current generation still doesn’t feel real for me. I still see games coming out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and frankly it’s going to be hard to get one of these shiny new consoles for the next few months at least. Then I read Cary’s “Top 5: Personal Last-Gen Memories” post, and I realized that the end of the 8th generation is here. So, allow me to take a page out of Cary’s book and talk about some of my own now last-gen memories.


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Early Thoughts on the PlayStation DualSense Controller

In Third Person

Despite their popularity and influence on controller design at large, PlayStation controllers have never been my cup of tea. Though I’ve grown accustomed to the symmetrical analog stick layout of the DualShock controllers, I still prefer the asymmetrical Xbox style. I hated the mushy triggers on the DualShock 3. Also ran into a slew of durability issues with both of my DualShock 4 controllers, from plastic ripping off of the analog sticks, to shoulder buttons getting jammed, to awful battery life.

Needless to say that Sony had an uphill climb to win me over with the DualSense controller that comes with the PlayStation 5. Does it make enough improvements to win me over? Here are my thoughts after having spent a few days with it!

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DMs Guild Review – Palms Passing Parcel & Logistics Guild

The Kind GM

Palms Passing Parcel & Logistics Guild is a 22-page supplement for 5th Edition by Ryan Hennessy, introducing a new organization that is active all over Faerun. It has a little bit of everything – lore, items, plot hooks, et cetera.


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GPU vs CPU: Which is most important for gaming?

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Most of us are very anxious at times before buying/building a perfect gaming PC for ourselves.

While you start building and researching about Custom gaming PCs , you must have come over the term GPU/Graphic card at least a thousand times and I mean why not, GPUs are one of the main units which form the Custom Gaming PC.

Depending on your budget, decision making capabilities for buying all the components for the Gaming PC is very important especially when deciding where should most of the budget be spent while buying CPU and GPU. Which is more important? and above all , WHY? this is what we are going to point out today.

That actually depends on the situation , some people prefer gaming over other activities such as video editing etc and some prefer vice- versa.Here is the part where most of buyers dangle and when…

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Raids week 199

Micki's Delirium

Raids 199 were Wednesday November 4 and Saturday November 7.

Wednesday

1. Legendary Vision of Destruction LH

After inviting guildies and people from eeraids channel, I lfm’d for the last spots. After we had filled this way, two more were asking for a spot in eeraids (after we had already waited 10+ min to fill). This run was without a dedicated tank, but things went well. Completion time: 11 min, 22 s. Loot: 84 vision runes, 25 threads of fate, Legendary Levik’s Bracers and The Fang of Xyzzy.

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Nameless Keep Forevermore

Ilyanas Tomb of Doom

(Picture Credit gloriously goes out to Natalya Nytiaga)

–Forevermore….

My powers weakened after my duel with my demon “friend,” and I assume it to be a limited weakness passed on from my dearly deceased. What with nothing but time to spare, I retreat to Neverdeath, losing myself in the anonymity of the dead.

No fallen tomb did I find to reside within in order to regrow my strength. Instead, a nameless keep lost and forgotten in the ageless clutter of mausoleums, tombs, chateaus, and manses dedicated to the deceased.

Forevermore is what I call it, and upon first striding into the place, I sensed the energetic remains of the dead: ghosts. They sensed me too, but did not intercede. They shrank to their closets, attics, basements galore. And instead of a tomb, I found a back room in the shadows and the dust, a room once built for a…

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Giving Thanks for Gaming My Own Way

VIRTUAL BASTION

There’s no getting around the fact that 2020 has been a rough year. We’ve all taken different avenues through which to weather its storm, and, for many of us, a significant path was paved by video games. We all play for different reasons. In recent times, my compulsion to play has revolved around a desire to witness great storytelling and experience stories that are greater than myself. But this year that compulsion…changed. Because I somehow found myself captivated by two “story-less” (to varying degrees) titles: Grand Theft Auto Online and Fallout 76. As well, while The Elder Scrolls Online is far from “story-less,” my reasons for playing it centered less on reading ESO tales themselves and more about playing with others. Together, this odd trio of games breathed life into an aspect of games that I had always known but never directly acknowledged: the joy of self-direction.


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B/X Adventurers – “Ebrek Copperhand”

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The Great Game-Swap

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Recently I’ve been watching a lot of Later Levels over on Twitch. I really enjoy hanging out with Kim and Pete, but I’ve been especially curious about their game-swaps. Those who frequent Kim’s blog will know that over the past several months she has been participating in game-swaps with members of the blogging community. I am the most recent person to take her up on a game-swap and wanted to capture some of my thoughts in writing after completing the games I was given to play.

First things first: what is a game-swap? The idea originated from how Kim from Later Levels and Luke from Hundstrasse wanted to buy some obscure PS2 games at a local event and swap them in person. Unfortunately, 2020 happened so the event never actually occurred and thus I do not believe games traded hands in person. However, some good came of this as the…

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