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  • Antharias's Avatar
    Today, 07:24 PM
    Okay, if you have proficiency, you will add your proficiency bonus and ability modifier to the second roll to hit. You will add the +1 to the damage and roll to hit because it is a magical bonus. The fighting styles of both the Fighter and Ranger allow you to add your damage modifier to the offhand weapon when you hit with both weapons and have taken the Two Weapon Fighting Fighting Style. You...
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  • KatyKat21's Avatar
    Today, 07:18 PM
    Thank you so much
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  • Hjorimir's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 PM
    That's awesome, Cooperjer! Thanks for sharing!
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 PM
    Appears not to be much interest in this awesome game revision.......
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  • mellored's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 PM
    Yes, you still get the +1. The only thing you don't get is the +Dex to damage.
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  • gamerprinter's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 PM
    I agree with most of what you're saying. I too am a perfectionist, though I don't think you need to attempt accurately portray every aspect of a culture to effectively capture it for a setting. Some attempt to comprehensive and lose the nuance, which I'm not in favor of. I say, pick a limited set of parameters - religion, culture, history, folklore, pick a limited set within each larger subject...
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 PM
    Eh. Campaign is dead. Had hoped to do more but players want their Eberron instead. Sorry
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  • jmucchiello's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 PM
    (We were accompanied here by a guard right?) Shavara says, "I'll ask the guard if he can go back to headquarters and inquire about a key to this room." She steps outside and does so.
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  • KatyKat21's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 PM
    So, I read the part about two weapon fighting in the PHB on page 195. It reads the following: "When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you're holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to attack with a different light melee weapon that you're holding in the other hand. You don't add your ability modifier to the damage of the bonus attack, unless that...
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  • mellored's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 PM
    Something seems off with the way that every fighter ends up with 20 Str, every wizard has 20 Int, every cleric has 20 Wis, and every warlock 20 Cha. Why not intelligent fighters? Charismatic clerics? Strong wizards? Or preceptive Warlocks? Not to mention all the races. How many people avoid making a Dragonborn rogue just because they don't have +2 Dex? So let's remove the biggest...
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 PM
    I'm not trying to 'prove' anything. I was really just digging into the concept a little to see how it 'ticks'. I think its interesting. I mean there isn't much other reason, for me at least, to post except to think about game design and GMing ideas and concepts mostly. I was happy that you responded to my initial comment and it was cool! ;) Thanks.
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  • Quartz's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 PM
    I've just been reading the Demogorgon and Grazzt entries and have spotted two minor issues. You refer to the former as Dagon under Bonus action; for the latter, Wave of Sorrow should always be capitalised.
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  • MonsterEnvy's Avatar
    Today, 07:08 PM
    The great wheel and planescape are the metasetting. We even a have a picture of the Great Wheel in the PHB.
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  • iserith's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 PM
    The D&D 5e rules are pretty clear about alignment as being something that "broadly describes" morals and attitudes and "typical behavior." It goes on to say "individuals might vary significantly... and few people are perfectly and consistently faithful to the precepts of their alignment." Since few mechanics interact with alignment in D&D 5e, it is likely that only house rules will make...
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 PM
    I loved Dark Sun. The Prism Pentad series which the campaign was based off of was great until the end. The problem is when you kill off your major villains, it kind of kills the campaign.
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 PM
    I remember them being able to move about the lower planes in 2nd edition, but when I came back to 4th and they had the astral sea and elemental chaos nonsense and had Baator as a planet, I wasn't too sure about if they went back to the old standard in this edition.
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 06:55 PM
    Before of Tolkien was Conan by Robert E. Howard, and his world had a lot of different kingdoms and cultures. Videogames of martial arts are full of characters with national stereotypes. * I remember there were some complains about "Gipsies" and "Kindred of the East" by White Wolf, but I don't know very much, what really happened? * I don't like when they use a "too positive" stereotype...
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  • MonsterEnvy's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 PM
    No they can freely leave Hell. They just can't freely go to the material plane unless summoned or they have a portal. But they can fairly easily go to other lower planes and planer hotspots like Sigil. The Emissaries to the Fugue Plane is only in FR.
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 PM
    Again though, do they care about the setting for the sake of the setting, or do they care about what is brought to the table in terms of what their characters are going to experience and what choices they have? Now, I can sort of imagine some player somewhere who's great joy in life is imagining his character wandering through dusty libraries unearthing obscure facts and endlessly applying...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 06:36 PM
    This is why I do a mix. Players in my experience want to be challenged, but they also don't want their optimization to be pointless.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 PM
    http://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/04/22/dungeons-and-dragons-amazon-health-book/ So healthy! It must be all those Cheetos and healing potions. And maybe Satan?
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  • mellored's Avatar
    Today, 06:32 PM
    Ask the next fighter you see why they took +2 Str, or the next wizard why they took fireball. I'll bet you the answer will also be "MOAR POWER!". Not "I want my character to lift heavy things", or "I'm a fire wizard".
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  • AbdulAlhazred's Avatar
    Today, 06:26 PM
    I think there are players who DO have fun with that, but at the same time I'm not sure that its sheer exploration of pre-generated world details that makes things interesting. Speaking for myself, I don't have a problem with 'finding out stuff', but its only an element of 'doing stuff'. The last character I ran for any substantial length of time was one who's ambition was to build his own...
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  • Hexmage-EN's Avatar
    Today, 06:26 PM
    This thread isn't meant to be an excuse for edition warring.
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  • Ezequielramone's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 PM
    I totally support Dragonlance. Right now I'm running a dark sun campaign. It is freaking inspiring. I'm running the original campaign (freedom, road to Urik, arcane shadows, etc). I can tell you, it is the best campaign I ran so far. My players love it, they are engaged with their characters, the setting and the campaign. If you can catch the feeling you will be ok. Also there is a lot of work...
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  • Paladijn's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 PM
    You could also go with this one: But it would require a level in fighter (Two-Weapon Feature) And four levels in Warlock (Hexblade) and the feat Dual Wielder, so you can use your long sword in both hands. Or without the Two-Weapon Feature, the Hexblade and DualWielder Feat.
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 PM
    BB works best on a Swashbuckler with the magic initiate feat. And have the polearm fighter use ranged cantrips so he can be versatile in both ranged and melee combat.
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 PM
    They are done! Wow.... looking forward to using them though it seems funny to have a 2 1/2 ft tall flyer riding a leaping or swimming medium sized frog wearing a harness.......
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  • Satyrn's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 PM
    It is definitely a joke. In my way, I'm agreeing with you. I think that a DM who scales foes to my power level is essentially gaming me, making all my optimization a pointless exercise. The joke I was trying to make was about how perhaps the only option available to me was to game him in return. It's sort of the result you predicted early in the thread.
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 PM
    Here in Spain RPGs were totally unknown until beggining the 90's years, Dungeons & Dragons was only a child TV cartoon with a very popular opening theme song. We had got our own "satanic panic" in 1994 with "el asesino del rol" (the killer of the Role(playing-games). This murder by a fool gave a very bad image to RPG fanboys. But it is curious, because in the second half of 90's years in Spain...
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  • Yardiff's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 PM
    Baldur’s Gate 21 Blackmoor 20 Calimport 20 City of Brass 22 City State of the Invincible Overlord 25 Fallcrest 14 Free City of Greyhawk 22 Glantri City 18 Huzuz 22 Lankhmar 24+1=25
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 PM
    Dragonlance, the War of the Lance is probably one of the best stories ever.
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  • GlassJaw's Avatar
    Today, 06:05 PM
    All the Freeport stuff is awesome. I started running the original trilogy for a group and they loved it. Fairly easy to convert, although some of the NPCs are rather unique. Ad&d Night Below. It's frequently mentioned. Definitely a classic. Primarily an Underdark campaign but lots of twists, turns, and role-playing.
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  • LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
    Today, 05:57 PM
    I don't play battle royals, I bought "Fortnite" (save the world) in the first day, mine was the last to be sold in the game store. Since the 3.5 patch almost never I could enter the game. I am sure it isn't fault my computer, because to test I installed "Paragon" and "Unreal Tourneament", both by Epic Games, and I could login and play a game if I wanted, then the root of the error is the...
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  • Shayuri's Avatar
    Today, 05:56 PM
    Hah! Who is the Magister, by the way? Talatha?
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  • Xetheral's Avatar
    Today, 05:56 PM
    My favorite Barbarian was a multiclass Barbarian/Rogue with the Urchin background, with expertise in deception and athletics, and the Tavern Brawler feat. She wore dresses instead of armor, and carried no apparent weapons. When combat broke out against intelligent foes, she would use deception to pretend to be a non-combatant and let the enemy bypass her (some enemies even tried to protect...
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 PM
    Welcome to discussion with pemerton. The goal of the discussion is to figure out how he's defined the words he's using to mean. Generally, assuming he's trying to use any negative term (railroading, etc) it will be to describe other play styles than his. If it's a positive word, then it's will be defined to only sorry his plausible and not others. Examples: Worldbuilding: anything that...
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  • Grakarg's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 PM
    What are the best long series of adventures or campaign would you convert into 5e, and why? I feel the hankering to start something new with my current group of players, but none of the current WOTC offerings seem to inspire me at the moment. So I was wondering what 3rd party publishers had really great campaign offerings, or other game systems had a great story campaign for their...
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  • shidaku's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 PM
    Ah yes the potent "I don't need no stinkin' media approval, I was in this before it was cool!" What do we call them these days? Grogsters? Hipnards? Watch out, if you're not careful pretty soon overpriced coffee, coke-bottle glasses and scarves might have media approval too! Oh wait...
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  • happyhermit's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 PM
    Say I don't like broccoli, and I don't like being forcefed, and I think twinkies are unhealthy (bad), and I don't like how food can make me fat. That doesn't mean food is bad, or even that I don't like food. It makes a lot more sense to me to talk about the actual things I don't like rather than trying to redefine "food" as the stuff I don't like about food.
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  • Ovinomancer's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 PM
    Oh, goodie, we're back to yelling railroad at each other using highly dubious and entirely idiosyncratic definitions.
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  • JonnyP71's Avatar
    Today, 05:32 PM
    Baldur’s Gate 21 Blackmoor 20 Calimport 20 City of Brass 22 City State of the Invincible Overlord 25 Fallcrest 14 Free City of Greyhawk 22 Glantri City 18 Huzuz 22 Lankhmar 24
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  • Otiroth's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 PM
    Otiroth looked down briefly as the others began their fight, pulling out his spell component pouch. He'd been in it earlier to scatter some colored clay dust before, but did he still- ah, yes! Still some left. Giving Metea a nod- they had this! And she had it, too!- he'd move forward to get to one side of Carthum. "You're tough, fiend!" Yes, very tough- he had taken both a blast of...
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  • bedir than's Avatar
    Today, 05:26 PM
    I'm an evangelist by nature. I like things I'm into to get bigger. I want to find new players. I want to find another DM so I can be a player. I want my non-DnD writing to make sense to people because they understand the DnD metaphors and analogies. It's not just because of Hollywood. It's mainstream writers. It's titans in tech. It's musicians. The creatives that grew up playing DnD as...
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  • Herosmith14's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 PM
    Yeah, I try to split fluff from mechanics with a lot of characters. Though I do have a very stereotypical one that I love to play, I also have another that is a Half-Sea Elf who has some connection to storms or the elements (Storm Herald with Magic Initiate.) He's actually a decent guy who just funnels magic when he "rages". Also, the subclasses are kind of meant to let you put a different...
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 05:16 PM
    Another thing devils can do is create a talisman and put part of their soul into it. As long as that talisman is on the plane their on, they can use it as an anchor to keep them on that plane. In a sense, they work almost like a lich's phylactory.
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  • Parmandur's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 PM
    I think you are right that 4E neglected the game as reading experience, but OI would say the system producing results was very much a focus of 5E design: they just did better due diligence in market research to determine the desired play experience for their audience and delivered.
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 PM
    I'll take the quarrels and the hatchet - rapier and main-gauche aren't good tools for cutting stuff! And thanks for looking :)
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 PM
    Forgive me folks, it’s an interview
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  • neogod22's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 PM
    That's not true. All devils are trapped in Hell. They need to be summoned out for the most part. They are allowed to send emissaries to the Fugue Plane to attempt to persuade souls into coming to Hell, but like Asmodeous, they are trapped there. This is one reason they make bargains with mortals. If they trick a mortal to summon a greater devil out of Hell that they can't control, that devil...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 PM
    I do a mix. The players like challenging encounters, so I provide them no matter how powerful they have made their PCs. They also like to feel powerful when they make powerful PCs, so I also provide normal strength encounters that they blow through. When assigning XP, though, it's based on how challenging the encounters are, so the easy fights don't do a lot to gain them levels.
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  • Richards's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 PM
    ADVENTURE 14: RAIDERS OF THE LOST TOMB PC Roster: Daleth Stormsea, elf wizard 3 Galen Thorne, human paladin 5 Kaspar Hardstrike, elf monk 5 Orion Nightsky, halfling rogue 5 Syngaard, human fighter 5 Game Session Date: 18 April 2018
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  • Apepsnake's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 PM
    COSMOCRATS, THE RECTORS Galaxyform Old One Intelligibles, Masters of Immortality Huge Outsider (Extraplanar, Intelligible) Hit Dice: 201d100 x6 (120,600) Initiative: +123 Speed: 535 ft Armour Class: 566 (-2 size, +32 divine, +422 natural, +50 deflection, +64 luck, +32 Competence), touch 251, flat-footed 521 Base Attack/Grapple: +52/+54 Attack: 4 slams (80d10 +Quasaroid)
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  • epithet's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 PM
    In real life, I don't hate the Drizzle from Benzodiazepine. I consider him to be a pablum knock-off of Elric of Melnibone, which I loved as kid and was a Big Damn Deal to me as a kid (along with Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, and I can also see a lot of Mouser elements in the Drizzle.) The thing is... he's just too frolicing easy to make fun of. He demands mockery and derision, with his angst and...
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  • Ancalagon's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 PM
    Lal Qalendar is a barbarian with the hermit backround. He's a dervish - a traveling mendicant, seeking to deepen his understanding of the universe. When he rages he doesn't get angry, he goes in a deep meditative trance, where he becomes one with the Universe. In general, *backgrounds*. The barbarian doesn't have to be a savage.
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  • daindarkspring's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    Magic. Darkness. Shadows and light. Everything swirled around Dain as the battle was joined. A rush of adrenaline ran through him, and he slipped into such shadows as there were between him and the giant spider, which was his target. I feel you. Close. I the roots that surround me, and the caverns of water, hiding in the depths of the earth. Untainted. "Root and branch! Thorn and bramble!"...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 PM
    @pemerton's entire style is a railroad, which might explain why he doesn't recognize that. The Story Now style involves the players setting goals(rails) and the DM doing everything in hos power to keeping the PCs on those rails by making everything in some way important to those goals. Since his style involves the players wanting to be on the rails, the railroading is a good thing in this...
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  • jgsugden's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    I'm just going to say that a "stereotypical" barbarian can be a lot of fun, even if not original. I've played a few barbarians in 5E, and each felt different. Tyrstern is a dwarf fighter/barbarian. He plods ahead with little concern about his hps. For example, he saw an enemy at the bottom of a 100 foot drop. So he performed a "death from above" by leaping on the enemy and attacking it as...
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 PM
    No idea as I've never tried here. That's just how it's typically done. Typical being the operative word. :) It seems that this site does things differently, so I'll leave it to Morrus to help you out further.
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  • Carl Olson's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 PM
    This may have already been addressed ~ there being 2,048 posts in the past three months ~ and if it has, my apologies for adding to the noise. My take is a bit different. The contemporary take on the game is... well, I don't want to say 'misguided,' but I'm struggling to find a less controversial way to put it. Yes, players aren't necessarily playing for the sole purpose of exploring a...
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 PM
    David S. Buckel has committed suicide. https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/15/us/david-buckel-gay-rights-attorney-suicide/
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 PM
    Never knew how hard it would be to create a 10th level paladin pixie with a giant frog mount. So many spells and spell like abilities and AC adjustments. Still have not started his special mount- Thor-ruck. (yes- Walter Simonson Frog-Thor homage)
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  • Dannyalcatraz's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    Reid Collins has died. https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/04/21/cnn-reid-collins-dead.cnn
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 PM
    I think I am going to put in for Disability this week. My left knee still won't hold my weight and remains wobbly whenever I first get up and the lower back is a disaster. Spine operation took care of condition I was only dimly aware of. Not what what causing the worst of my troubles.
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  • Maxperson's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 PM
    Maxperson replied to 40 years...
    In 1982 I lived in Michigan. One day I went over to a friend's house and his older brother had this book with a unicorn and a few other weird creatures on the cover. It was called the Monster Manual. I loved reading mythology, Tolkien and other books of that nature, so I inquired further and was told that it was called Dungeons & Dragons. The older brother offered to teach me how to play, but...
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  • megamania's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 PM
    Sometimes I think the recovery is worse than the prior conditions. It does get better however.
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  • Kai Grieb's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 PM
    Where? There's no third field.
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