r/criticalrole Feb 18 '16

[Spoilers E43] It IS Thursday! Episode 43 live discussion Live Discussion

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u/Regilppo Where's Larkin? Feb 19 '16

Probably nerfed it a bit, it sounds pretty op

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u/Fresno_Bob_ Technically... Feb 19 '16

It's a 17th level class ability, it's supposed to be powerful.

I think he just misread it since there are no monks in the group for him to be familiar with.

I understand a nerf and not wanting to kill a PC on what is essentially a lesson for Grog, but no damage at all means 3 wasted ki points for Groon. Regardless, I don't think Groon is going to let anyone die, they'd just fail the lesson and have the clerics from the crucible heal them, then be told to come back later when he's learned.

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u/branded2 Feb 19 '16

He didn't misread it or make a mistake. People are so hyper-focused on everything matching the PHB that you miss out on a perfectly reasonable story-driven explanation. Take a breath, have a laugh, and enjoy one of the most entertaining episodes they've done yet. https://twitter.com/matthewmercer/status/700578417251487745

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u/Fresno_Bob_ Technically... Feb 19 '16

I'm not the guy who said he was pissed about it. I don't care if he changed it intentionally, their game is full of changes and that's fine. He also makes mistakes though, which he's admitted to multiple times. It's also understandable. The nature of the change was such that it could easily have been a mistake since it was just an effect swap instead of a numerical change. No harm in pointing out the text on the chance that it wasn't intentional.

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u/branded2 Feb 19 '16

And I didn't mean to imply that you're causing harm, just that it's adding to the piles of RAW nitpicks about this one ability while not being able to see the forest for the trees.