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>> No.54630106 [View]
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I am brainstorming for an evil campaign for 5e and I was wondering if there was a "Book of Vile Darkness" or an equivalent for 5e that specifically focuses on the evil side of gameplay and feats? Anyone have any ideas one where I could find something like that?

I have a link for the pdf of the 3.5 version if anyone needs it. https://dnd.rem.uz/3.5%20D%26D%20Books/Book%20of%20Vile%20Darkness.pdf

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Currently reading this, and I'm at the Alchemical items part, but it also mentions "quasi-magical items"...Now what's a quasi magical item? It says it's not a magical item in the strict sense of the word, so if it were in an anti-magic field, would it still function like alchemy and mundane items or?

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a few of the lingering evil examples in the book of vile darkness do not make a whole lot of sense

i would think that the murder of a bunch of newborn babys to stop a new king being born would be a lasting evil not a bad feeling

and the portal to the lower planes should be a lasting evil at the most not a great and powerful malevolence

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im just brought the book of vile darkness im quite surprised that raising the undead is in itself evil

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Fuck you, the first printing of the BoVD looked awesome.

And, in general, the "Magic Tome" look was an awesome aesthetic.

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I heard this book could be helpful in such an endeavor. Am I being mislead?

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WOTC officially mentioned necrophilia with the Lichloved feat in the 3.5 BOVD.

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Sup /tg/, does anyone know where I could find a good copy of the expanded psionics hand book and the book of vile darkness in OEF format?

Those are the only 2 ones I can't find.

Also can we talk about the books, I've heard that Vile Darkness is really good.

>> No.19635293 [DELETED]  [View]
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The Book of Vile Darkness is not really a supplement for "evil" characters, rather it is a look at the truly hideous evils that lie at the fringes of the regular D&D universe. No one would actually want to roleplay as a Cancer Mage or Disciple of Asmodeus, they are just there in order for the GM to make a good PC villain. There are some really cool bits in the book (the section on Poisons and Drugs is neat, and so are some of the artifacts), but overall the book offers nothing to PCs, and very little to GMs; I don't see how they could make a movie out of it unless they were going for something along the lines of Hellraiser 3.

The Evil in this sourcebook is in no way suitable to roleplay; it's not like playing an evil assassin who has some good backstory, or a even a comical bashy-bashy orc. We're talking about characters whose very identity is alien and perverse, whose sole premise is to defile everything that is human. How the hell could any group sit around the gaming table and roleplay as a Thrall of Juiblex, whose every pore oozes a different slime and disease?

I support the idea of a D&D movie franchise, but there is so much more goo source material: like The Crystal Shard for example.

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So, you can totally capture pain.

How should capture of other things be handled, like joy, majesty, or boredom? same way?

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Is there anywhere left to get a book of vile darkness on the internet? Everything on /rs/ has been taken down along with megaupload.

I want to modify the pain capture rules so that I can capture majesty, joy, unicorn giggles, god aura, what have you.

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In D&D, torture is explicitly defined as an Always Evil act in the Book of Vile Darkness, along with rape and cannibalism.

If your DM wanted to permit torture, rape, or cannibalism as non-Evil-in-exigency, your DM would need to house-rule that.

Moral relativism rests on a false preposition in D&D. Good and Evil are something you can see, and are as objectively real as colors and sounds.

Moral relativism is also necessarily false for narrative reasons as it undermines the fundamental philosophies of expansionism and colonialism, and D&D is an inherently imperialist game. The Great Civilized Races Against The Lowly Kobolds, Orcs, etc...

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So /tg/ I made a necromancer (wizard) in a game of 3.5 I am playing with my friends, I need something to do to generally upset the CE fags in my party. One in particular that is planning on becoming a lich.

Also a cool necromancer pic would be nice.

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BoVD: Great supplement, or greatest supplement?



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