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  • Forgiver
    Forgiver  15 hours ago

    Yeah - both of those are just byproducts of my old-man eyes not seeing well from the toolset and thinking there was a path down from those ledges that there turned out to not be. There's also a bug with a pitfall in one part of the dungeon Blue told me about that is a similar "Stuck" point. I got one fixed last night, but never heard of or saw the second one until now. I'll get it fixed when I get home tonight!

  • Dogbert
    Dogbert  16 hours ago

    Forgiver, my dude. Falling into the gap on the way TO the dungeon is AWFUL. One good change today, not requiring a jump or a portal to even enter the zone, A+. But now if you fall (even if roped, because it doesn't actually work), you get stuck in an area you can't leave without a jump or portal.

  • C_McG
    C_McG  2 days ago


    After years of saying I wanted to get a telescope my wife made the "mistake" of buying me a 102 f/12.7 Orion Maksutov-Cassegrain. Love it for planetary and brighter deep-sky viewing so far.

    Of course that just made the bug worse and want to get a larger scope for viewing fainter objects.

    So I am curious what other use.

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  2 days ago

    Working telescopes (atm): old Celestron C8 SCT I purchased back in 1979, new Celestron OmniXLT 150 6" f/5 Newtonian, cheapo Meade 90mm f/8.8 refractor sniped off of eBay for $30 (these three I use on a Celestron AVX mount). Also a homebuilt 10" Dobsonian put together in 2010 and a homebuilt 6" Newtonian I made in H.S. c. 1966. Main imaging camera (atm) is a Canon 60D DSLR. The new camera is the SVBony SV305 Pro - plan to use it as a guide camera and for moon/planetary imaging.

  • C_McG
    C_McG  4 days ago

    What telescopes do you have? And camera?

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  4 days ago

    I'll likely miss Section Six tonight. Got a new camera for my telescopes and it looks like the sky will be clear. So, I'll be outside doing astrophotography stuff.

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  4 days ago

    Oh! I will be IG as Tarok tonight instead of Sol!

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  4 days ago

    Section Six will take place at 7pm CDT (-5GMT) tonight, which is an hour later than last week.

    We will meet in the Iron Minogon. Good(ish) type characters of level SEVEN or below ! Just assume your character got a mysterious letter inviting them there !

  • Squidget
    Squidget  1 week ago

    They receive the DC benefit from items, but not from spell foci, since alchemist gas clouds are not spells. They also don't receive the bonus from the wild magic robe specifically since gas clouds can't wild magic.

  • Dogbert
    Dogbert  1 week ago

    Are alchemists' clouds affected by spell focus/GSF or items/enchants that increase spell save DCs?

 FAQ #20
Can I play a non-standard subrace? What about the Red Dragon Disciple class?
Thain does not mechanically support subraces. You must check with a DM before creating a non-standard subrace (i.e., tiefling, drow, duergar, vampires, half-fiends, liches, also aasimar, avariel, celestial, etc.), whether that subrace is actually entered in the sub-race field during creation or not. The DMs reserve the right to veto a request to play a non-standard subrace. If a subrace is created prior to application, the character will be removed until an application is approved. Please remember that Monstrous Player Characters (MPCs) will be treated as monsters on Thain in every way and will be expected to be played appropriately!

Note that the rules for PvP involving monstrous player characters, or MPCs is different; MPCs are kill-on-sight like any other monster in the game. Read the PvP FAQ entry for details.

Applications for Subraces should be sent to an active staff member.


-When you decide to apply, PM a staff member with your application. Include, at minimum, the race you want to play, what you would need from the Staff (ie: appearances, model replacements), and a description of your character. The staff will vote as a whole, taking into consideration whether we feel the MPC as described will enhance the vision of those kinds of monsters on Thain (e.g., we are unlikely to approve an application for a demon who will want to be good-aligned, that sort of thing).

-If possible, your application should explain not only what the character is, but who they are. Why do you feel this character would be fun for others to interact with, and why the character needs an NSS slot to work. We try to avoid approving applications that only want visual fluff and attention. We're looking for characters that would contribute to the server and that need to be a monster in order to work. Telling us about your character and the kind of stories you have in mind can only help your chances of getting approved. Questions that may be useful to think about:

1. Why does this character need to be an MPC versus a non-MPC character interested in the same things (for example, what about the character makes it necessary that they be a devil rather than a human interested in the study of devils)?

2. What are the clear differences in personality for your MPC compared to most non-MPC characters? How are they going to react to things differently than a more traditional character?

3. The life of an MPC, especially early on when they are finding their footing, is often quite lonely. Many MPCs burn out within a few months as players find it difficult to find RP without being able to use places like the Crossroads to meet other characters. How do you plan to tell stories with your MPC that don't rely on other players/DMs, especially while the character is still new and gaining a reputation?

-Note that "monstrous" creatures are almost always set hostile to guard factions on creation. This makes playing an MPC challenging in both mechanics and roleplay. A lot of MPCs burn out early due to the difficulty of finding RP with this restriction, so make sure you know what you're getting into before you apply.

-We do not provide stat changes for subraces.

What about the Red Dragon Disciple Class?

The Red Dragon Disciple class provides the class perk of wings at level 9. At level 9 they are treated like any other MPC, but do not require an application. Playing one is a great way to get a feel for what it is like to be on the server when hostile to many factions, prior to applying for a NSS.

We also provide the option to play a colour of dragon other than Red.

To play a chromatic dragon disciple other than red, put the following in your sub-race field at character creation: Shadow, Black, Blue, Green, Red (alt wing color), or White. To play a metallic dragon disciple you can set the sub-race field to: Brass, Bronze, Copper, Gold, Adamantine, Mithral, or Silver. Breath weapons and wing colours are automatically scripted and on reaching level 10 of RDD you can gain the resistance that matches your base dragon subrace.

Metallic colours are hostile to all settlements except: Greenvale, Sandburrow

Chromatic colours are hostile to all settlements except: Iron City, Dragon's Watch
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