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elminster

Dopplegangers are so much fun. I was running a DnD game tonight that involved a Greater Doppleganger (so far this has basically just a regular doppleganger in 5e that can use illusion magic to mimic the look of equipment). I've got the whole party doubting who is a doppleganger and who is real (especially after it tried to mimic a party member, mimicked a frightened little girl, and may/may not have been mimicking other characters). Its great.

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  • JuliusBorisov
    Hmm, the lead post on elminster's profile is about dopplegangers. What would that mean? ;)
    January 24
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Maybe the fact that elminster is doppelganging Elminster... ;)
    • Kurona
      Kurona
      Any of the forum staff could be a doppleganger as we speak. Particularly a certain person who conveniently decided to draw attention to elminster's profile, as if deflecting possible future suspicion...
    • Kurona
      Kurona
      Btw I have a limited stock of doppleganger-detecting scrolls. Starting price €50! PM me for more info.
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      No thanks! I don't need it. I got this nifty Gem of True Seeing from a guy named Furret, and it only cost a mere 1000 gold!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Just as a note I would like to remind evryone that Martians are natural shapeshifters... so to be clear I'm not a doppleganger and anyone who suggests otherwise will have a close encounter with one of my orbital cannons...
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      True. On a serious note, shapeshifting and doppelganging are totally different things. The former just imitates some creature's approximate form, the latter, however, steals an individual's identity, personality and even their memories. Shapeshifting is thus acceptable, but doppelganging is unethical and condemnable.

      On a less serious note, I wonder how the genetic constitution of doppelgangers is?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I remember reading somewhere how the biology of a shapeshifter could work IRL as well as the limitations. If I can remember where I read it or find it on a search I'll post a link.
    • Kurona
      Kurona
      Tresset, beware of scams! You have no evidence this person is trustworthy while I am respectable Nigerian citizen (NOT ROYALTY!!!)
      Proof: https://i.postimg.cc/V6kxXHs2/its-really-me-i-swear.jpg <--- my TRUE ID card
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Hey do not post your real documents on the internet! There are all kind of scammers out there!
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      Oh... Is THAT why the gem hasn't done anything yet? Hmm... Well, I am a powerful shapeshifter, so maybe I will just change into a dragon or something when I suspect doppelgangers...
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      *thinks* (Everyone pretends they are natural and powerful shapeshifters... :P )
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Pretend?!
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      Maybe the Martians are pretending, but I am certainly not! How else do you think I got the job as Commander in Chief of the Squirrel Squadron?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Acorns!
    • elminster
      elminster
      That I'm a really bad doppleganger?
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      Bad in the sense of evil, or bad in the sense of unskillful?
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Henceforth, Kurona is known as "Lucky Kurona", the number one vendor of great and amazing itamz!
    • elminster
      elminster
      >:)
    • Rik_Kirtaniya
      Rik_Kirtaniya
      <;)

      (Inverted horns make great party hats. Get yours today!)
    • Torgrimmer
      Torgrimmer
      @elminster He has finally spoken :)
    • elminster
      elminster
      Unless of course this is a doppleganger that only looks like elminster.