@pagrus look, the Fedex guy is in my next D&D campaign, he wanted a chance to read it first, no hard feelings

@hafnia oh the fedex package is something else, I think my PH is coming usps

@pagrus it's cool, he's just gonna scan it, it'll be in tomorrow

@pagrus (real talk, you'll need to read the Rogue section but the rest of it is probably not terribly useful to you.)

@pagrus you and one of the other players in the campaign are like that, ha.

I am...not the strictest when it comes to following the rules (don't require spell components, for one thing -- think it's kind of ridiculous).

just bear that in mind :)

@hafnia yeah that's fine, I think I'm just going to mage hand all day long

@pagrus oh God I hate myself for this but Booming Blade and/or Green Flame Blade are what you should think about

@pagrus (basically as a Rogue you should be trying to maximize damage output, and both of those will let you...do that. they're the classic min-max build spells.)

@pagrus you might find this helpful when you get the book: arcaneeye.com/class-guides/arc

as always: if you don't like it, don't use it! it's a "how to effectively build your character" guide for min-maxers, not a "this is set in stone"

@hafnia haha "If you do not take this option your character would not be optimized" ok buddy

@pagrus yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup.

@pagrus at the same time, his breakdown of what spells you should consider and why they're useful is good for a new player. I just...

"optimization" should never be the goal at my table.

also if you introduce an owl as your "find familiar" option, I will literally make it my fuckin' job to nuke it. just sayin'.

@pagrus it's just...yeah.

I think the dude breaks down why I"d be like, "nope."

the goal is interesting storytelling, not the stats.

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@hafnia Literally when people ask what my favorite book is my mind instantly goes to The Elements of Typographic Style

@pagrus having flashbacks to yesterday when @Dayglochainsaw told me that his favorite fantasy book was the rules for Veins of the Earth.

and both of you are in the same campaign.


@hafnia @pagrus i literally have So Many rpg rulebooks you have no idea. i have rulebooks for games ive never played and never intend to

@hafnia I don't actually tell them that though, I like to think people consider me a normal earth human most of the time

@pagrus my friend, nothing about you makes me think "normal Earth human"

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