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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 AM
    Hardly. You are taking only part of the point. Broadly speaking, in the history of literature and film, female characters are far too frequently defined by their role in the male character's life. It is, as I said above, cliche. That's the real point - there are already tons of female characters who are the male's significant other, in one form or another. The female who *doesn't* become...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 AM
    That looks good to me!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 12:14 AM
    Actor Joe Manganiello's birthday part was a few days ago. Guests included WotC's Nathan Stewart, Satine Phoenix, (and other folks!), and Chris Lindsay ran a D&D game for Joe and his friends. Lot of stuff on Twitter, Instagram, etc. Photos from Chris Linday Joe Manganiello "slays" his D&D character: https://twitter.com/satinephoenix/status/1071795998920388608
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    I didn’t draw the map. These are converted from existing adventures I commissioned for EN5ider.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    Note that you are thus defining Rey's role in the story in terms of her romantic relationship to the man. Which is already the dominant mode of fiction, to date. Not so much "verve" as "cliche". Thanks, I find it more interesting for her to be out on her own, not needing the man to define who or what she is to the story.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    Ew. Kylo Ren in an immature, entitled, self-absorbed anger-puppy. When he gets angry, he throws literal tantrums, lashing out with deadly violence. He is not a mentally or emotionally stable adult, not capable of romantic love in the standard sense.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Not as such. While they haven't really defined it in the new movies, going on the old canon, the Sith were a specific tradition of users of the Dark Side of the Force. Snoke never uses the term "Sith". Andy Serkis (the actor for Snoke) went so far as to say explicitly that Snoke was not a Sith Lord. Snoke was some other user of the Dark Side. So, Kylo Ren is not Sith either.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    Note that she says, "half the *creatures*". And, after the Big Snap, did you see a single background tree get dusted? I am pretty sure he only hit animal life. With an annual population growth rate of 1%/year, you get a population doubling in about 60 years. Many species (like insects, or fish, or anything that lays large clutches of eggs) can do much better than 1% in the absence of...
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    If pilot has related skills.. and the mech have equipment/modifications that allow it to use a ref board... probably..
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
    This one was incredibly challenging. Lots of detail to cram into very short sentences. The DM needs to instill a sense of wacky chaos.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:56 PM
    “State of the art tabletop design” is high praise indeed.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    I wouldn't have thought at initiative roll would be needed. Attacks would be simultaneous. I'd say simultaneous attacks, but you use your riding skill as your attack skill.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:10 AM
    Of course, it only takes a generation for the universe's population to double again. Thanos has only set it back by a few years.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:15 AM
    Dunno. I just buy software; I don't write it. But we are moving to a new platform soon.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:15 AM
    I have never even heard of that error message.... this is so far above my pay grade. Not a clue.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 AM
    No link, no nom! :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 AM
    But... that’s the exact opposite of a surprise.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:35 PM
    Hmmm. I don’t think jousting is the same as vehicle collision. I feel like it would almost be it’s own “mini-game”. Let me think on it!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:29 PM
    Huh? It would have surprised you if they did the thing you were expecting?
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 10:52 PM
    It'll be okay - they had a series of bad Spider Man films, and that worked out when Marvel got the reins. I think Marvel has, at this point, established that they do good superhero work, and most of the rest... aren't as good. Folks will be willing to give anything Marvel does a chance. They will be *vicious* when Marvel screws one up, but they'll give it a chance.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 10:25 PM
    Given the reports of seeing actors in older versions of costumes on set at various times during filming of this movie, it seems probable. Not my favorite, but fine, if you need time travel to write your way out of the corner, so be it. It strikes me that there's been a really long game being played. Check this out - all the characters have had costume variations across the movies, right? ...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 09:45 PM
    Hey everyone! A couple of podcasters have contacted me and pointed out that a week isn’t long enough for them to get the word out for nominations, given that most podcasts are weekly. Fair point. The nomination period is being extended to Tuesday 18th December.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 07:26 PM
    I feel like we are focusing on word smithing at this point but I think the OP knows what they want, and I think it’s a fine change. Just explain it to the players, we don’t need to get the language just right
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 07:18 PM
    Yeah, that link works perfectly for me too.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 06:22 PM
    Hmm. So it’s not your browser, and it’s not your account. I’m struggling to think what else could cause it.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:44 PM
    I think you're onto something, but not quite the right structure. I would be happy if Doctor Doom were the next villain whose actions and McGuffins and all threaded across several movies. In a slow, calculated way, stepping up into power because SHIELD is no longer there to stop him? Yeah, that's a good idea. This, of course, is predicated on doing a *good* Fantastic Four. If you do Doom...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:19 PM
    Jeez, guys, what’s with all the hostility? It’s nearly Christmas! It’s a thread about aliens!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 01:38 PM
    I’m at a loss! Did it just start recently? Could you try with a different browser and also try while logged out? That might help narrow its own.
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 12:52 PM
    over all.. the mammoth isn't very much.. it's basically a big abrams with two guns and a few missiles and can repair itself a bit. I'm trying to think of some upgrades (no replacing the guns with railguns as that'll make it a mk3), will take some suggestions for upgrades to the mammoth but remember can't be too extreme. Lord Zack: wh40k, ok, I'll work on some stuff wh40k stuff. I've got a...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 12:31 PM
    My Pathfinder game is going to meet a total of three times between Halloween and New Years. Luckily I managed to get a good satisfying stopping point full of good feelings. But I was hoping to work in an "It's a Wonderful Life" game for a depressed ex-paladin. Ah well.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 07:59 AM
    In one word, agency. Its the reason that players would rather lose half their health than get stunned for a round. The reason that players often would rather face death than get captured. Roleplaying comes down to making choices. When those choices are taken away, players react badly. It simply goes with the territory. Call it human nature, but yes social skills are absolutely different. ...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 07:52 AM
    Oh I do want them to choose to a point, I don't want to return to 3e days of just stacking buffs and creating supermen. I recognize the concentration mechanic is an important balance element, so I want to bend it not break it.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 06:08 AM
    I'm always torn about concentration. On the one hand, I think it was a key tool in 5e that combated a lot of the ills of bulk casting in 3e. On the other, it kills me when I watch my casters pick spells....see something cool, and immediately turn away when they see "concentration" on the description. Concentration has really limited the spell selection my casters want to use. So I've been...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:44 AM
    Sorry to break it to you, but it’s fine on the app. The problems you are experiencing are due to the very large number of people who have blocked you, and the resultant thread ID changes. As a fix, I suggest you stop getting blocked.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:38 AM
    Why is this suddenly only about dark energy? We were talking about the speed of light a minute ago . So ignoring the random subject change, real physicists in this thread haven’t just thrown their hands up and said “I don’t know”. Pretty much the opposite. And yes, many physicists have put their life’s work up as scientific theory. That’s how it works. What a peculiar thing to say! :) ...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:36 AM
    If you want to point out the flaws in physics, you need to show where the equations are wrong. I mean, yeah, sure go up to a particle physicist and tell them how “ironic” you find their “claims”. But be prepared to explain their “claims” (read: their life’s work) first.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:32 AM
    Only issue with this....which for most characters rarely comes up....is you have a scenario where the player wants to use their main attack with their secondary hand (maybe its got a magical property that useful in this situation or something). In this language, you can't do that, its only usuable for the extra attack.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 09:40 PM
    Congratulations! Always great to see more Eberron material. One day, I MIGHT get to run one...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 09:28 PM
    I humbly submit: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/dont-eat-the-coelacanth/Content?oid=2136175 You KNOW if any cryptids were ever discovered as real, the first thing to happen is tons of bozos lining up to dine on one, no matter how sentient... :D Yetis? Mothmen? Grafton Monsters? Bishopville Lizard Men? Nessie? Chupacabras? First question probably won't be, "What is the Genus of...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 09:21 PM
    Sounds like Dragonlance had some really powerful imagery for gnomes to get people hating them so much. Looks like they did their job TOO well, because so many people can't think gnome without immediately associating "tinkerer with gadgets"... ...I think Paizo's take on gnomes is pretty cool, a race with strong ties to fae realms and the constant wariness over the Bleaching. Eberron's gnomes...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 07:33 PM
    I think WotC might be intentionally vague, so that DMs can further develop their own leaders. I do know more fairly canonical information may be found at both the Forgotten Realms Wiki and at Candlekeep. However, it bears to keep in mind that Candlekeep tends to follow any writings of Mr. Ed Greenwood, the originator of the Forgotten Realms, in preference to anything said by WotC (though both...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 07:01 PM
    I vote to get rid of the humans -- we see enough of those :):):):)ers on the six o'clock news. :)
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 05:28 PM
    In this example, is there a strong need to keep the bonus action for the off hand attack? If your intention is to allow it to merge with other bonus action attacks....than just remove the bonus action requirement. Off-Hand Attack An off-hand attack is an extra attack that occurs during the attack action, no more than once per round To use it, you must wield two light weapons, or a weapon...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 05:27 PM
    My only reservation is that I can’t see that kid playing Bruce Wayne as Batman.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 04:57 PM
    Oh? Which is which? As it should. I am not a fan of trailers that give you the entire movie. Trailers should be an amuse-bouche - giving flavor, whetting the appetite, but not substantive.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 04:11 PM
    Hey, nothing wrong with buying more than one lottery ticket. ;-) As a side note, I find it interesting that there's no love for Hoar or Talona - then again, neither ever really got much screen time in any of the novels or adventures, either...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 03:18 PM
    *cough*MyLittlePony:TalesOfEquestria*cough*
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 03:07 PM
    YES!!!!1!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 02:54 PM
    Links, folks. No link, no nomination.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 01:23 PM
    As I said earlier, this is just a conversation/ending nothing statement. Sure. By definition, we can’t know anything for certain ever. So what? We talk using what we know, or we all just stop talking about anything ever. What’s the fun in that?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 01:16 PM
    By far my favourite superhero show on TV.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 11:20 AM
    Nope. We did it as a one off in 2013 - it wasn’t supposed to be an annual thing. Then in 2015 we did it again, and decided to keep doing it.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 08:03 AM
    I feel no shame for my puns.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 05:18 AM
    To harken back to the OP... This discussion didn't start with, "I have a specific campaign idea in which half-orcs and half-elves don't fit." It started with, "I don't understand why anyone likes these races, so I will disallow them." And we then went to pointing out the ways in which this wasn't the best reason. I mean, a GM can still do that, but... it just isn't a very good reason. ...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 04:02 AM
    In the old WEG Star Wars game, the answer was simple - even those who didn't outright use the Force could spend a Force Point to double the number of dice they were rolling. Rolling 30d6 was not unheard of in that game. More important, we must remember, we aren't looking at a real world. Or, at least, not *our* real world. We are looking at a genre world. And a normal human piloting that...
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 03:15 AM
    So question for you guys.. which you want me to finish up first.. Stryker military vehicle(s), a few GDI vehicles/equipment (almost finished the original Mammoth and an upgraded version), C-wing/Y-Wing and maybe a couple of TIEs, Do a patlabour mech or 2 (just started reading up on them), couple of Zerg, some WH40K stuff (terminator armour I started, but can add some more to the list) like...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 01:51 AM
    The bestiaries are in development. You can see many of the monsters stats and art in the online bestiary. The books are due out in 2019. OLD v1.2 is just finishing layout and will be out very soon. Just proofreading left to do. There are conversion documents for monsters etc. in the downloads section on this very site. Here's the d20/WOIN conversion guide: ...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 01:30 AM
    Its interesting to hear how many people keep the monster abilities secret, especially at the higher levels. I'm used to having very knowledge focused players who can whip out DC 26-30 Arcana checks and the like, so they usually "know" the monsters pretty well.
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 01:29 AM
    While very true, I would argue the CR would be adjusted as soon as you change it:)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 11:39 PM
    Remember the links, folks!
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 11:20 PM
    Yeah, I mean heck my level 7 party has DC 15-16 saves, they wouldn't have any trouble polymorphing or banishing this creature.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 10:05 PM
    Note that, by and large, the disconnect is only in rate of gain. Luke and Rey don't display huge abilities you can't imagine, say, Obi Wan being able to use. The real difference is *how fast* they get those powers. In the prequels, a Jedi gets years and years of training to develop their powers. In the original and current trilogy, powers manifest over the course of days. In the...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 09:48 PM
    He isn't uncanny, because he has a career's worth of training to get to be that good a pilot. As opposed to Rey, who as far as we know has only ever flown speeder-type vehicles, or young Anakin, who was flipping 9 years old or something.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 09:08 PM
    I think that there is sufficient evidence that there's a force-related piloting ability - Anakin, Luke, and Rey all show signs of it. They are the only uncannily good flyers we've seen.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 08:04 PM
    Man, tough crowd!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 07:51 PM
    What podcasts have caught your ears this year? Just like the Most Anticipated RPG 2019 poll, this thread is for nominations for the Best RPG Podcasts of 2018, following which will be the official voting stage. Rules: - must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2018 - the main focus must be tabletop RPGs - must not be your own podcast - must include a link to the podcast’s web...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 06:02 PM
    I've always had an affinity for Helm. I'm one of those weirdoes who loved playing Clerics, even back in the 1st edition AD&D days, and Helm always struck me as the quintessential cleric god (along with St. Cuthbert for Greyhawk.) There's something about the devotion to duty I've always admired, and I note he was the only deity whom Ao found worthy of retaining divine status during the Time of...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 04:56 PM
    One thing I keep seeing in this theoretical analysis is a comparison of "hit on an 11" vs "hit on a 20". Thing is, only hit on a 20 just doesn't really happen in this edition. Monster ACs don't scale that much. Even a 1st level character can hit CR20+ creatures on more than a 20. So that scenario doesn't really have any bearing to the effectiveness of a mechanic, doesn't matter if its an...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 06:21 AM
    Re: the domination of the River/Simon/Alliance arc in Firefly — I just counted, and it was the “A” plot of only three of the 14 episodes (Serenity, Ariel, and Objects in Space). That’s not bad for spotlight sharing for two of the seven crew. A “last gnome” subplot would not be that hard to plausibly work in to a DS campaign, nor would it have to be onerous to share with other characters, as...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 05:47 AM
    Not really countering my point. Your campaign ended over a decade ago. You know, back before smartphones were really a thing. Maybe your tastes haven't changed in a decade. But in general, we are talking about timespans long enough to fall in love, get married, have a kid, and get that kid into high school. Life changes, and broadly speaking, people's tastes and needs change around it. ...
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  • Stalker0's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 05:22 AM
    Every since the 3e MM, the Nightcrawler has been one of my favorite monsters....mainly because the artwork was so amazing. Now looking at the 5e version in Tome of Foes....I feel like it doesn't quite live up to its CR 20. Just using the ballpark calculations from the DMG: 1) Defensive CR: 14 Very low AC, HP are nothing special. The immunities aren't particularly good at this point.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 01:41 AM
    Except that, if someone stole your memories (and therefore your life) to make you into a soldier/tool to fight a war that wasn't yours, the only smiling you are likely will be that deathly, predatory smile as you beat them into a pulp for it. I don't think those telling her she should smile would like her looking at them like that... at all.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 11:55 PM
    What podcasts have caught your ears this year? Just like the Most Anticipated RPG 2019 poll, this thread is for nominations for the Best RPG Podcasts of 2018, following which will be the official voting stage. Rules: - must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2018 - the main focus must be tabletop RPGs - must not be your own podcast - must include a link to the podcast’s web...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 10:25 PM
    I was talking to Zardnaar about the phrase “only a theory”. Calm down.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 08:39 PM
    Here's the thing - 2e came out like 30 years ago! I dunno about you. 30 years ago my needs and desires were different. The world around me was different. With a different world, and a different me, why would I expect to want the same sort of game experience?
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 07:33 PM
    Agreed -- meeting in the middle is preferred; I'm also for DMs having final say for the sake of expediency. What I'm saying is that tons of custom crafting is a lot of extra work, and if you want to do that work it's well and good, but most of the time in my experience all that extra work goes unappreciated and ignored, when players will immediately care more about the parts that they directly...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 07:17 PM
    I can actually imagine MORE horror if one gnome had survived, via due to a ritual, or a magical stasis (or literally the Imprisonment or Temporal Stasis spells), to come out of stasis in Athas to find that they are literally the last of their kind. Like the Rip van Winkle/Captain America/Connecticut Yankee trope, they are haunted by memories of verdant oases, small and poisoned but still existent...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 05:31 PM
    This is why I throw potlucks rather than theme parties. They're far cheaper for me to cater, and the only thing I have to watch out for is any signs of food poisoning. :) Analogy goes for my gaming, too. I always set the main meat course or two (this is my campaign, these are the basic rules and theme). You WILL get the occasional potato salad that someone left out too long, but as long as you're...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 05:17 PM
    I think it's a freaking fantastic idea, and one which goes to show why I prefer tabletop RPGs over CRPGs any time I have a choice of either. Talk about making an indelible change to the campaign world...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 05:13 PM
    That’s because we migrated to the new modern (for then) vBulletin software and decided to start clean rather than import data. Back then there was only a year or two of data. The forums were very small with only a few thousand members.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 05:10 PM
    It’s not “only” theory. We use relativity in all sorts of things. Your GPS depends on it; GPS satellites are subject to relativistic effects due to the speed they move and their altitude in Earth’s gravity well. The word “theory” in science doesn’t mean “hypothesis”.
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 05:06 PM
    The crash was in 2013. You’re off by over a decade! :) But yeah, the site ran for a year or two back around/before the turn of the century as just a news page with no forums. They were a later addition.
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 04:50 PM
    Side note: I can think of very few nerdier things that arguing over the attack matrices from a game published in 1979. Perhaps only exceeded by arguing over proper nested loop control in the ALGOL 60 programming language, or something... :) I have to agree with others that "rules gumbo" seemed to disappear inthe early 2000s, replaced with today's "carefully crafted supplementary subsystems"...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 03:19 PM
    I've known some to say that the desire to play off-the-wall combos sometimes stems from a desire to escape the mundane nature of a 9-to-5, spouse-and-kids-and-the-family-dog life than many people have. Have you ever wondered if people who live extraordinary lives, like say Sir Christopher Lee, are keen to play the most mundane characters imaginable if they played D&D? If the guy who's an...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 01:38 AM
    I forget.. is GDI still a functioning group, or are they absorbed by the US military or some other group?
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 01:00 AM
    It would certainly be an interesting exercise in collecting ignored posts! :) Seriously, nobody reads sticky threads.
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Sunday, 9th December, 2018

  • 11:48 PM - Hussar mentioned Morrus in post How would you design one page adventures?
    That looks like great fun Morrus. Cool beans. Just as a thought though, would it not be easier to make the map mostly the full size of the page and then include the text of the encounters right in the rooms? Would seem like a more efficient use of space. And, just a nitpick, you forgot to label area 1 - the Entrance.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018


Monday, 3rd December, 2018

  • 06:02 PM - robus mentioned Morrus in post One Page Adventure: The Business of Emotion
    Morrus- the third one seems much too big in scope for a one page adventure IMHO, this is getting to the point where the DM is going to either have to do a lot of planning (to flesh out the city in their mind enough to be comfortable running the adventure) or have to be really quick on their feet. Either way this looks really intimidating, and, while there are stat blocks, it reminds me of the encounter book (I mentioned earlier) that I had hopes for but couldn’t use because the barrier to running was too high. Going back to my earlier post, I think these 1 pagers should have a focus on either social interaction (the balance has been upset, a murder, a disappearance, etc) or an exploration with combats providing challenge where necessary. The third adventure lacks this focus and is too big in scope IMHO.
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Friday, 30th November, 2018

  • 07:22 PM - robus mentioned Morrus in post How would you design one page adventures?
    Morrus, if I can offer a suggestion: please indicate (where applicable) what challenge level each encounter is expected to present. Easy, Medium, Hard or Deadly. This really helps people who need to recalibrate to suit their groups (and means it doesn't have to be reverse engineered!) It can just be a single character at the end of the encounter title.
  • 03:48 AM - darkbard mentioned Morrus in post Desktop site on Chrome for Android
    Hunh. Turns out there is a toggle switch at the bottom of the page that I didn't see previously that switches to desktop mode via the site itself rather than via Chrome's toggle. Problem solved! (Do note, Morrus, that the interface is slightly different depending on how desktop mode is applied.)
  • 01:43 AM - robus mentioned Morrus in post How would you design one page adventures?
    Morrus, that’s good and certainly runnable as is. If we think about this in terms of the pillars then the best format is determined by whether exploration or social interaction is the leading pillar (combat always being involved in some form or other). Your distillation is perfectly good for a social interaction driven adventure. Some NPC has upset the general order and the PCs have to put things right. The were-rat adventure described earlier would also fall into this category. For an exploration driven adventure, such as a dungeon, castle, cave system, a map has to lead the way and then the interesting locations within the structure are called out in labels around the map. Here treasure is commonly the motivator. Just choose the right format for your 1-page adventure and you’re set.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018

  • 04:37 AM - robus mentioned Morrus in post How would you design one page adventures?
    @Sadras I’d call that an encounter rather than adventure. For these kind of things you’ve really got to empower the DM to fill in the blanks rather than provide the full details. So for your Wererat adventure you should provide the motivation and situation for the were-rat girl. And let the DM fill in the blanks. So I’d say: The girl has fallen in love with the son of the inn-keeper and taken a position there despite really being betrothed to the son of the chief of the were-rat tribe nearby. A search party has been hunting for her and tracks her down to the inn. If the PCs choose to intervene then adventure is helping her to resolve her conflict. I don’t think it needs much more than that. Names and relationships of the primary NPCs, some ancillary monster references (some guardians to the lair, perhaps some mutant “boss rat”, the location (and numbers) of the were-rat lair etc, etc). As noted above, go for more theater of mind. It’s more A-Team adventure of the week stuff... @Morrus I imagine you’ve seen this? Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters, EGP42001 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0615321860/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_U51.BbHA9A5PW While I found it disappointing because the adventures were too vague/big, I think that something similar (but more tightly focused) would be good.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018

  • 02:22 AM - darjr mentioned Morrus in post Ravnica and the DMGuild...
    It’s open Tomorrow Nov 20th! Morrus https://twitter.com/dms_guild/status/1064688359258423296?s=21
  • 12:14 AM - CleverNickName mentioned Morrus in post Help, My players don’t know how to play.
    ...en if the game has been at a standstill for twenty excruciating minutes. Be gentle about it, and be encouraging, but you gotta be firm. You have to drive the point home that learning (and using) the rules is non-negotiable, for all players. I hope it doesn't come to that, because when people get frustrated their tempers get short, and things can get heated quickly. Be ready to calm people down, remind them it's a game and everyone is there to have fun, maybe call a break every now and then. The last thing you can do is adapt your game. Maybe those four players aren't looking for a strict, by-the-rules style of game. Perhaps they are more interested in a looser, storytelling kind of experience. The rules should support the framework of the story, not the other way around, so if all the focus and detail on the rules is tripping up two-thirds of your players, maybe you should get rid of some of the rules. EDIT: I was a little more short than I should have been earlier. Morrus is right: people play this game for any number of reasons, and there is no "wrong" way to play it. The point is to have fun, always.

Monday, 19th November, 2018

  • 05:54 PM - Tormyr mentioned Morrus in post [WotBS] 5ed. still a thing?
    First, please allow me to say "Awesome job with WotBS". I recently learned about this adventure when a group of players approached me to be their DM for the series. I'm planning on running 5e, BTW. I read the Player's Guide and the Campaign Guide, and the first adventure. Top Notch! I was mildly surprised to see/learn the 3.5e and 4e versions. Our first session will be 9 Dec. I went ahead and purchased all the 5e content from DriveThruRPG. My question: What's the best way to keep abreast of latest releases? Welcome! I am happy to hear that you are enjoying my adaptation of this amazing campaign saga to 5e. The 5e version primarily adapts the 3.5 version while incorporating some of the 4e content where it builds on the core story while doing things in as "5e a way as possible". I am wrapping up the finishing touches on the fourth adventure, and it should be out in the next day or so. :) Each adventure's release will be announced on this website as well as @ancrisit and Morrus on twitter. You can also go to one of the book's pages and click the "follow your favorites" link on the left which will send you an email whenever anything is released. https://www.rpgnow.com/product/242808/War-of-the-Burning-Sky-5E-1-The-Scouring-of-Gate-Pass If you are enjoying it, please consider leaving a rating or review for the adventures and guides. Thanks!

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  • 09:12 AM - pemerton mentioned Morrus in post [Poll] Vote For The Top 10 Horror RPGs!
    Morrus Cthulhu Dark - thematically and trope-wise it's CoC, but with a much better (and lighter - the name is a play on words) system. There's also a free PDF version available. The whole system in 3 columns of text.

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  • 02:12 AM - Henry mentioned Morrus in post DnD Sports Changes Name To RPG Sports
    ...nd awhile ago. What percentage of that is going to spend time watching someone else roll dice and pencil in numbers on a piece of paper? Keep in mind, this is the same thing as asking what percentage of people would be interested in watching a Magic the Gathering game. Which based on their more recent tournament (Worlds I think?) was 19,000 people* (Out of a player base of reportedly 20-30 million). So we can theorize that what we're looking at is a viewer rate of about what? 6,500 to 9,000? I don't think I'd call that either a draw or an audience. Going into other RPG's, Pathfinder ends up a percentage of D&D, and everything else is going to number in the hundreds of people at best since their market penetration is really small. I suspect we'll find that its popularity is embarrassingly small, and after 2-3 events we never hear about it again. In addition to Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for D&D, updating that figure to 12 to 15 million in North America alone, as Morrus mentions, keep in mind that Critical Role, where people are "rolling dice and recording numbers on a character sheet," pull in somewhere between 55,000 and 65,000 viewers a week regularly, and fill halls with 3000 to 5000 people per appearance. Even half that will still make an audience to garner a following, and more likely to follow if it's something you don't have to devote 4 or 5 hours to, as you would Critical Role. Ignoring just D&D for a moment, others like Glass Cannon Podcast have audiences probably closer to 10 to 12,000, with at least 4,000 solid Patreon members donating enough for them to make a regular business of it as a self-sustaining model. There's a long tail of different RPG viewing audiences out there, not all of which overlap, simply because there wouldn't be enough hours in the day for them to (since so many are 3 to 5 hours long to consume) Again, is it an audience of millions? Nope, and no one claimed it was - but all they need is that 20,000 or 30,000 str...

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018

  • 09:56 AM - DQDesign mentioned Morrus in post "DnDSports": Competitive Play With Prizes
    Morrus you are right, we do not know details about this thing, probably I'm just speculating. what I know for sure is that dnd did not have a new campaign setting in the last 15 years, that 5E Eberron has been published in beta and is disclosed for free piece-by-piece in "UA", etc. and this esport thing not wizards-driven (but announced by their CEO!) does not help the brand in that direction.

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  • 09:22 PM - M3woods quoted Morrus in post Trying to figure out motorcycle jousting
    I wouldn't have thought at initiative roll would be needed. Attacks would be simultaneous. I'd say simultaneous attacks, but you use your riding skill as your attack skill. That makes sense. Simultaneous attacks create the possibility of both riders being unseated on the same run. If this is a contest similar in style to medieval jousting I'd include opportunities for modifiers based on 'smack talking' and bike damages since bikes obviously Spin Out if the driver is knocked from the seat. Some maintenance would have to take place between runs. Maybe use a table like below when the driver is unseated? 2d6 EFFECT 2Tire is punctured, all checks -1d6 3-5Swingarm damaged, reduce SPEED by 1d6 6-8Busted Fairing, no additional effect 9-10Fork Tubes are bent, reduce HANDLING by 1 class 11Engine is damaged, reduce ACCEL by half (round up) 12Fuel Tank ruptured, bike inoperable until replaced/repaired
  • 05:30 PM - Parmandur quoted Morrus in post Review Dragon Heist, Mad Mage, and Ravnica!
    “State of the art tabletop design” is high praise indeed. Somewhere north of mediocre, certainly.
  • 04:15 PM - Blue quoted Morrus in post Avengers Endgame Trailer
    Of course, it only takes a generation for the universe's population to double again. Thanos has only set it back by a few years. I'm not sure about that. Many species grow based on available food - but having killed half the life in the universe that means that anything that consumes life (plants, animals, etc.) will find their food supplies similarly shrunk. (Predators also are a big factor, but the ratio of predators to prey has remained the same.) Sentients can decided to breed quickly, and to change their environment (plant more, etc.). They can impact the speed.
  • 11:16 AM - Imaculata quoted Morrus in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    But... that’s the exact opposite of a surprise. Not entirely. It was a surprise going into the movie. But once the movie started heading slightly in that direction, I was genuinely excited at what they might do. Instead, as stated above, they were just yanking our chains a bit. And that's exactly my problem with all this. It is very easy to "yank the audience's chains", and to have people mistake that for being an unexpected twist. But it takes effort to actually write a satisfying plot. It felt like the movie went out of its way to constantly yank those chains, and then have no satisfying resolution to it. So, informally, just about everyone I know that dislikes this movie has been a fan of the pre-Disney EU. I wasn't, and I like TLJ. I wonder how widespread this is, given that the movie was pretty well received outside of a smallish and loud core of die-hard SW fandom. I consider myself a pretty big Starwars fan. I loved the original trilogy, hated the prequels, loved TFA, and hated ...
  • 03:11 AM - Nagol quoted Morrus in post Echohawk's Collector's Guides Broken?
    I have never even heard of that error message.... this is so far above my pay grade. Not a clue. It's probably a wordier version of the reported ERR_RESPONSE_HEADERS_MULTIPLE_LOCATION. That error says there are multiple HTML headers in the document which is a big no-no so as to prevent a type of injection attack. Originally, I thought Kiraya_TiDrekan's set up was probably to blame because it was a single user complaining. It may be the showwiki.php is missing an exit() after the redirect, it may be the formatting is slightly off -- the browsers are getting more strict with their parsing.
  • 01:28 AM - Imaculata quoted Morrus in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    Huh? It would have surprised you if they did the thing you were expecting? It would have surprised me if they had done what I were hoping they would do at that moment. Instead they kind of flirt with a cool premise, and abandon it. Subverting audience expectations isn't always a good thing, if the turn sucks.

Saturday, 8th December, 2018

  • 03:03 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Do you believe we are alone in the universe?
    Jeez, guys, what’s with all the hostility? It’s nearly Christmas! It’s a thread about aliens! It started to go downhill when people started declaring absolutes around FTL travel. Came across as hostile as in "you're wrong nya nya nya" IMHO.
  • 02:55 PM - MoonSong quoted Morrus in post Do you believe we are alone in the universe?
    Jeez, guys, what’s with all the hostility? It’s nearly Christmas! It’s a thread about aliens! Wizard aliens.
  • 10:51 AM - CapnZapp quoted Morrus in post Echohawk's Collector's Guides Broken?
    Sorry to break it to you, but it’s fine on the app. The problems you are experiencing are due to the very large number of people who have blocked you, and the resultant thread ID changes. As a fix, I suggest you stop getting blocked. That came out of nowhere. Why the hostile response? :confused: I volunteered a reply to the OP - and yourself - in the belief I was helpful. If you don't want regular forum users to reply to meta questions, maybe then not solicit the input? Plus, no posts are blocked when using the app, so your testy reply not only feels unprovoked but also hard to understand. :(
  • 02:44 AM - Shasarak quoted Morrus in post Do you believe we are alone in the universe?
    You are confusing media sound bytes and analogies with physics and wondering why it doesn’t work in your head. Physicists use equations and stuff. If you want to point out the flaws in physics, you need to show where the equations are wrong. Not where you heard some “ironic claim” about something. I mean, yeah, sure go up to a particle physicist and tell them how “ironic” you find their “claims”. But be prepared to explain their “claims” (read: their life’s work) first. But that is not true though. What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy? Do you have a particle physicist prepared to put their "lifes work" up as a scientific Theory. No, I think I will stick to what real particle physicists say which is, forgive my paraphrasing, that they dont know.

Friday, 7th December, 2018

  • 02:07 PM - Maxperson quoted Morrus in post Do you believe we are alone in the universe?
    As I said earlier, this is just a conversation/ending nothing statement. Sure. By definition, we can’t know anything for certain ever. So what? We talk using what we know, or we all just stop talking about anything ever. What’s the fun in that? It's fine to talk using what we know, but when we are using it to stop reasonable speculation about the future tech in a thread that's about speculation about future tech, that's not very fun, either. :)
  • 02:25 AM - Quickleaf quoted Morrus in post How would you design one page adventures?
    Man, tough crowd! Hah! Indeed. I think the desert scenes part of that "Croaking Sirroco" mockup were well put together. I like how there's a sense of flow, narrative progression, and unveiling secrets there. That part works well. I do feel conflicted about listing ability/skill checks and DCs and damage amounts when your space is so limited, however. If it's meant to be adaptable for a wider level range, that seems like something you can trust the DM to handle. Might free up a little space for you to work with.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018

  • 06:54 PM - Quickleaf quoted Morrus in post How would you design one page adventures?
    This is kinda how it looks with little coloured icons showing the challenge level of each encounter, but I feel it now starts to look quite messy. 103400 For me personally, it feels busy, angled text is harder to read, and would murder printer ink, echoing what 77IM was saying. It could be the low-res, but the bolded text could be even bolder to differentiate it; it feels like a semi-bold, and I'm having to look carefully/squint to recognize it as different...actually I think the color backgrounds are contributing to making that differentiation harder. I think the skeleton of something workable is there, however. It also reads like an site-in-which-adventure-could-happen rather than an adventure, in that there's no hook for the players. I get the aesthetic "let the DM fill in the blanks", but having a starting point, having a clearly framed start scene, saves the DM a lot of work.
  • 07:30 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Do you believe we are alone in the universe?
    I was talking to Zardnaar about the phrase “only a theory”. Calm down. I also did not reference the theory of relativity. I meant things that turn up in sci fi/quantum physics. Zero point energy, anti matter, fusion power, tachyon whatever things like that.
  • 03:04 AM - Ovinomancer quoted Morrus in post Do you believe we are alone in the universe?
    I was talking to Zardnaar about the phrase “only a theory”. Calm down.Yeah, my bad. I followed a quote and it opened that post, didn't double check the name.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

  • 11:25 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Do you believe we are alone in the universe?
    It’s not “only” theory. We use relativity in all sorts of things. Your GPS depends on it; GPS satellites are subject to relativistic effects due to the speed they move and their altitude in Earth’s gravity well. The word “theory” in science doesn’t mean “hypothesis”. I know but say 150 year ago science as it understood it probably could not conceive of an atomic weapon. In 100 years who knows, there are quantum physics theories that might pan out, someone might invent a fusion reactor (not that it will produce enough energy for FTL). There is anti matter and tachyons and things like that and some combination of genetic engineering, AI, generations ships, gene seed ships, and a new power source could enable something. It might take years to get there but interstellar travel might be possible one day (slowly barring some sort of massive breakthrough). The could invent a fusion reactor, stick it in a problem send said probes towards some close stars, they broadcast back any habitable planets,...
  • 09:59 PM - Ovinomancer quoted Morrus in post Do you believe we are alone in the universe?
    It’s not “only” theory. We use relativity in all sorts of things. Your GPS depends on it; GPS satellites are subject to relativistic effects due to the speed they move and their altitude in Earth’s gravity well. The word “theory” in science doesn’t mean “hypothesis”.Yes, please tell the electrical engineer 5hat actually does GPS systems how important relativity is to technology. I'm not ignorant of how useful relativity is, or what it's theoretical underpinnings are. But, Newtonian mechanics were absolutely critical to a lot of technological advancements and we now know them to be wrong but useful. Assuming we're at the end of science is wrong -- we do not know.
  • 05:10 PM - SkidAce quoted Morrus in post Review Dragon Heist, Mad Mage, and Ravnica!
    The crash was in 2013. You’re off by over a decade! :) But yeah, the site ran for a year or two back around/before the turn of the century as just a news page with no forums. They were a later addition. There was a data loss around 2002, because I had to recreate my account, and was miffed that it said 02 instead of whatever it was previously. I think its why no one really has a join date before Jan 02?. I was moving around in the military and didnt rejoing until Sep 02. But I'm afraid I remember no other details, as of why. Thanks for the info.
  • 05:01 PM - SkidAce quoted Morrus in post Review Dragon Heist, Mad Mage, and Ravnica!
    The site didn’t even have a forum back when it started. We had forums for a while before the, what was it? 2002 crash/data loss?. But yeah, I barely remember it just being the new edition's coming web page. It was a unique time, before the explosion of social media.
  • 05:43 AM - Ovinomancer quoted Morrus in post Do you believe we are alone in the universe?
    "Slippery Slope" is also a logical fallacy, just like the God of the Gaps. :) Sigh. It's an informal fallacy, which means it's not automatically wrong, but is instead an argument that doesn't support the conclusion. A true fallacy is an argument that invalidates the conclusion while an informal fallacy doesn't say whether or not the conclusion is wrong, just that the argument used doesn't support it. And slippery slope is one of those 'maybe' informal fallacies. It really depends on the form of the argument. If I say that if A happens, and then explore a solid causal chain that leads to B possibly happening, that's not an informal fallacy. If I instead say that if A happens then this tangentially related and more extreme event B will happen, that's a slippery slope fallacy (informal). I really do wish people would stop name checking the informal fallacies as if doing so was actually an argument. If you can't articulate the weakness of another's argument without reference to a n...


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Pathfinder 2nd Edition Iconic Pregenerated Characters
Courtesy of Paizo, here are the six pregenerated players character for Pathfinder 2E in PDF format!

Ezren, Human Wizard
Merisiel, Elf Rogue
Seelah, Human Paladin
Valeros, Human Fighter
Kyra, Human Cleric
Fumbus, Goblin Alchemist
5110 +2 1 Sunday, 22nd July, 2018, 12:48 AM Sunday, 22nd July, 2018, 01:23 AM
Adventures in Middle Earth 5E Journey Cheat Sheet
Just a quick one-page home-made sheet summarising the journey process.
216 0 1 Thursday, 22nd February, 2018, 08:18 PM Thursday, 22nd February, 2018, 08:18 PM
ZEITGEIST #13: Avatar of Revolution (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the thirteenth and final adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!



Finale and Free Will


The mastermind Nicodemus tried to foster enlightenment and empathy, to create the best of all possible worlds. After centuries of pursuing his gr...
14 0 2 Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, 01:23 PM Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018, 01:23 PM
WOIN Super Quick NPC Stats
Need an NPC quickly, no statblocks available, not too much detail required? Simply use this table for base statistics at each Max Dice Pool.

Also includes examples of each from 5d6 to 12d6, divided into pre-calculated archetypes - brute, expert, ma...
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Captain Wrigley's Starship Emporium
A selection of ships suitable as starter ships - small freighters, transports, etc. along with rules for reducing the price for used ships and ship quirks.
248 0 1 Thursday, 23rd February, 2017, 08:17 PM Friday, 10th March, 2017, 01:41 PM
WEG d6 - WOIN Equipment Conversion Guide
This simple guide allows you to convert WEG d6 weapons (from games such as Star Wars RPG) to WOIN, enabling you to use all WEG Star Wars equipment resource books in your game. There are various official and unofficial books around on the web. The ite...
173 0 1 Wednesday, 28th December, 2016, 07:10 PM Wednesday, 28th December, 2016, 07:10 PM
Darth Vader
It had to be done. WOIN stats for everybody's favourite Sith Lord and movie villain.
265 0 1 Saturday, 24th December, 2016, 01:36 PM Saturday, 24th December, 2016, 08:57 PM
Ogron All-Master Class X Warship
As featured in the upcoming EONS adventure The Last Survivor. This warship is a customised version, with some of the weaponry etc. switched out to convert it to a slaver ship. It still retains a couple of nasty concussion missiles, though.
75 0 1 Monday, 7th November, 2016, 03:33 PM Monday, 7th November, 2016, 05:04 PM
8 Alien Races: Fan Content Entries
These eight new races for NEW (and other sci-fi WOIN games) are the entries in the alien race contest. They are presented here as written. (Note -- I didn't write these, and can't take any credit - I just uploaded them!)
398 0 1 Sunday, 23rd October, 2016, 03:24 PM Tuesday, 25th October, 2016, 11:41 AM
d20 Modern - WOIN Conversion Guide
This allows you to quickly and easily convert d20 Modern (and d20 Future) weapons and equipment to the WOIN system.
251 0 1 Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:22 PM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:22 PM
FASA-WOIN Starship Conversion Guide
FASA’s Ship Recognition Manuals for the 1980s Star Trek line of products contain hundreds of ships. Many of these stat blocks are archived (and expanded upon with new ships for later shows) on the web. This short guide describes how to convert a FAS...
193 0 1 Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 11:01 AM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 11:03 AM
Traveller-WOIN Starship Conversion Guide
Use this guide to quickly convert a Traveller starship for use in WOIN.

Note that this has been superseded by the Small Ships article - EONS # 54. Therefore, the hull sizes have changed. Instead of scaling small ships down to undersized ships, the f...
178 0 1 Tuesday, 18th October, 2016, 03:01 PM Sunday, 21st May, 2017, 01:00 PM
Traveller-WOIN Conversion Guide
The guide provides rules for converting Traveller (2008 and 2016) weapons to WOIN. You will need the appropriate source material for item descriptions, etc.
162 0 1 Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:11 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:26 PM
RESOLVE
The optional RESOLVE rules for sanity and social combat for the WOIN roleplaying game system.
115 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 07:16 PM Saturday, 8th October, 2016, 01:38 PM
N.E.W. Character Sheet
This is the official NEW character sheet.
189 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 07:15 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:14 PM
WOIN Style Guide
This short document describes some of the basic rules of writing an article or product for a WOIN game.
323 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 03:11 PM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:23 PM
Starship Sizes: Fighters & Titans
I was writing this for EONS magazine, but it turned out I only needed one page and that does not an EONS article make. So here it is for free!

This is just a draft; I have NOT playtested this. It is designed to accommodate different assumptions in s...
242 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 01:04 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:15 PM
d20-WOIN conversion guide
Take a d20 (3.x, Pathfinder, etc.) stat block and run through the steps to convert to a WOIN stat block. It's draft; it undoubtedly needs tweaking, but it's a decent start, I think. I'd very much appreciate it if folks would test it with various d20/...
236 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 01:01 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:11 PM
ZEITGEIST #12: The Grinding Gears of Heaven (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the twelfth and penultimate adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!

The End Has Already Begun

Things are falling apart. An attempt by the Obscurati conspiracy to create a more perfect world was sabotaged, and the world is descending i...
141 0 2 Monday, 22nd February, 2016, 12:29 PM Monday, 22nd February, 2016, 12:30 PM
ZEITGEIST #11: Gorged on Ruins (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the eleventh adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!

The World is Falling Apart

After the stars fell and the sun vanished, a new world order arose, controlled by a group known as the Obscurati. Now four nations are poised to assault ...
92 0 2 Thursday, 22nd October, 2015, 12:08 AM Tuesday, 8th December, 2015, 06:07 PM

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