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    Today, 02:12 PM
    Yeah, scheduling is tough. We're lucky that it's a long term group and it's been the same night every week for years.
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    Today, 01:55 PM
    A hostage situation could make for a tense 'social' encounter?
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    Today, 12:21 PM
    Are the PCs Judges, Perps, or Civilians? And are they using the same characters for all three scenes or are these separate things?
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    Today, 11:22 AM
    PaizoCon is Paizo's annual convention, held in Seattle. You can win a free trip (including airfare!) to this year's four-day event which is from May 24th-27th. To enter, you need to listen to six episodes of the Roll For Combat podcast (episodes 70-76). Each contains a question; those answers go on the online entry form. If you win, you get airfare (or part of for some non-American...
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    Today, 01:02 AM
    We’re working on an upgrade to a new platform. It’s a big job. No ETA.
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    Today, 12:59 AM
    I’m sure it is! I have a great home game on Thursday nights and a local club on Wednesday nights. Another evening a week would be difficult! :)
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    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    I have no idea how to use Roll20! Never even seen it!
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    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    I think they’re all playing D&D!
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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eye_of_Argon https://ansible.uk/misc/eyeargon.html
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    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    Yeah. Exactly how important should it be that he describe in detail functionality that had been removed, compared to the other stuff that goes on around here? Given that it took over a year and a half to make the comment... it doesn't seem like it was really all that important at all.
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    Yesterday, 04:56 AM
    ...Insert joke about politicians here...
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    Yesterday, 01:47 AM
    Well, you just don’t use shields. :)
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    Yesterday, 01:24 AM
    I saw that yesterday. Great review! Thank you — I’m so glad you liked it.
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    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
    There aren't, but I figure the NEW starship combat rules would work perfectly (they're very "Star Trek naval" style). You could reskin all the weapons easily enough.
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    Sunday, 24th March, 2019, 10:45 PM
    That’s because that’s not what forums are designed for.
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    Sunday, 24th March, 2019, 09:10 PM
    That last one is easy — the amount you charge for it is irrelevant. $1M or $0, the price has nothing to do with its legality. Though it might factor into the amount of damages, if you get sued.
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    Sunday, 24th March, 2019, 06:02 PM
    There's too much interconnecting parts between outer and inner hulls for double hulled ships, which would be more of submarine designs. Something more like Structural Integrity Fields would probably work.. It would increase the ship's hardness while active. Although if one was to build naval ships with multiple layers with spacing between them, then that's just basically spaced armour design,...
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    Sunday, 24th March, 2019, 04:33 AM
    Is that you, Diaglo? :) Actually, you can’t be Diaglo, because you’re not talking about how there are no Paladins or Rangers, just Fighting Men, Clerics, and Magic-Users...
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 11:35 PM
    You could explain that away as being due to his illness, though.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 10:35 PM
    It wasn’t an exhaustive list. :) Coupling came after Friends, though. Steven “Doctor Who” Moffat, IIRC.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 09:32 PM
    Well, in the past you also exported Star Trek and The West Wing and The Sopranos. So don’t feel bad! :)
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 09:16 PM
    .... and The Orville.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 06:04 PM
    I really dig that philosophical treatise.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 03:40 PM
    The interpersonal interactions are some of the elements I enjoy most about the show. My wife has her Housewives and Teen Moms, I got my Rogue/Paladin and Druid making out. :) The PC-with-PC romance angles are definitely something that I can’t see happening in any of my games, but in my experience actors always seem to have a different mindset about chemistry that allows two friends to be able to...
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 02:26 PM
    This may sound funny, but a Critical Role episode plays about like one of my groups’ normal D&D games - at times serious, mixed with a bit of humor, foul language, and totally inappropriate humor. :) The occasional epic role-playing moment manages to find its way in there as well.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 02:17 PM
    I would say that a minuscule chance exists for a PC to misread an NPC, even if they are telling the truth. It’s possible, especially if the NPC is normally a very smooth liar. My spot-ruling would be “if the person is familiar to you, it’s an automatic success. In any other circumstance and the NPC is trying to be actually truthful, it’s a DC 5 check.” And of course, the DC is secret (as well...
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 12:17 AM
    Do you get any British TV from the last 30 years?
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 12:14 AM
    That's an early Black Mirror episode.
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    Saturday, 23rd March, 2019, 12:13 AM
    They should have totally had him look again at the phone and see that photo there. Paradox fun for all the family!
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 11:55 PM
    Nah, you haven’t actually uploaded the file. :)
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 03:15 PM
    Various DMsG authors can be found in the credits of recent hardcovers. DotMM contains several, for example.
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 03:10 PM
    Yup. Especially if you’re paying writers, artists etc. a fair wage. Per book, the printing cost is very low.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 03:05 PM
    An event might take place in round 4. Maybe a new wave of IRC’s arrives or the bridge collapses.
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 10:17 AM
    I think I’d make it more than that. Speed 32 is really fast.
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    Friday, 22nd March, 2019, 03:38 AM
    Pretty good episode tonight. Nice balance of drama and humor. Tuvok! Gordon channeled a bit of Barclay here. I thought Greg seemed a lot like him, which is probably why he hit it off with Laura. They should have given a copy of that simulation to ite museum or wherever they were dropping off the artifacts. And the B plot was Seth cutting loose again. Our Moclans do something crazy...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 09:55 PM
    Yes, now, are you going to claim that someone actually took the MLB rulebook, and specifically cut that down to the game your 5-year-old plays? Because I would be dubious of that proposition. If not, then this example is not really relevant. I submit that the rules of baseball in general are pretty simple, and that the MLB has branched from that and produces Advanced Edition Baseball for...
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 08:04 PM
    This is 5e. Alignment is not a game mechanical concept. It is presented as a suggestion/guideline for play, and nothing more.
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 07:58 PM
    Insofar as we don't actually have the data, and no realistic way to gather it properly, no. We actually have rulebooks that don't depend on gathering data from statistically relevant samples of people. Define "mass published". I think saying *EVERY* one has *THOUSANDS* of pages of material is nowhere near accurate - either a poorly considered statement, or unreasonable levels of...
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 02:46 PM
    I think uphread I did get into the difference between complicated and complex. A mechanical watch has dozens of very specifically formed moving parts - it is complicated. What it does is tell the time, which is not complex. Three bodies moving under their mutual gravitational attraction is super-easy to specify. It is not a complicated system. Their resulting orbits, however area complex and...
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 02:29 PM
    That isn't the best. Many years ago now, Jason Carter (who played the ranger, Marcus) once, rather drunk on the dance floor at a convention referred to a woman on the dance floor as a "dominatrix" (intending it as a compliment). Dr. Demento was the DJ, and he just happened to start Tom Lehrer's "Masochism Tango" at that moment. It was a little surreal.
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 01:06 PM
    Just another couple pf days before this goes away, folks. I see we have 101 downloads now. Looking forward to the other 98 folks' comments! :)
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 12:47 PM
    Until Game of Thrones returns, this and Gotham are the two shows I really look forward to. I watch Discovery at the very first opportunity every Friday. I appreciate shorter seasons as there’s less filler, but sometimes I wish a show could be longer.
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 07:26 AM
    Inspired by some stuff Cam Banks was tweeting last night. Just for fun, how would you make each of the Dragonlance heroes (a) at the start of the Chronicles and (b) at the peak of their powers? Here’s what Cam suggested: https://twitter.com/boymonster/status/1108514046565703680?s=20 I’d make them all 5th level to start with. You _could_ start the classic War of the Lance story with 1st...
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 07:22 AM
    I'd maybe go for something obscure but high-quality. Perhaps a third-party adventure. Like Kevin Kulp's "Of Sound Mind." I feel like you sort of have to lean into the 'dungeons' and the 'dragons' part of the name, so what adventures have the most of those, other than Dragonlance which already had its shot? Honestly, R.A. Salvatore's The Crystal Shard hits a lot of the right beats. Big...
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 07:16 AM
    If you were a Hollywood producer and gig had access to D&D’s entire catalogue of novels and adventures since 1974, and you had to pick one novel (or novel series) or adventure (or adventure path) to get the movie treatment... ... what do you pick?
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 01:39 AM
    The OP opened the question more broadly than that: "Also note that it doesn't matter if the PCs start at 3rd or 13th. " I'm noting that it may matter what the levels and level ranges are, for some rewards. In some cases you may be handing them less of a reward, and more of a plot complication, depending on the situation.
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 01:23 AM
    Emergent behavior emerges. It is the the whole having behavior not found in any of the particular parts. The thing that emerges is not necessarily complicated or simple - so long as it is unexpected from just looking at the individual parts.
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 01:19 AM
    Well, if you take it that way, we fundamentally cannot measure the complexity of a game except for a particular table, and then only after the entire campaign is completed, and we know what rules did get used, both official and house-rules. At that point, there's not much more to say, because this isn't practical or constructive. Moreoever, I don't buy it. It seems perfectly fair to me to...
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    Thursday, 21st March, 2019, 01:10 AM
    There isn't anywhere to watch Blake's 7, though, which stinks. I have several times been tempted to buy the DVD set.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 11:24 PM
    Why would you have any faith absent any information about the director, actors, plot, or anything else? There’s nothing to have faith in yet.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 10:56 PM
    When I tried quoting your post, I could see the URLs you tagged for your images, but when I went to those images directly, they were blank. So maybe check where the images are hosted. From your link, though, this looks nifty:
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 10:07 PM
    I still find it quicker to refer to a book I know well than to use an app or PDF.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 09:55 PM
    And, in addition, please don't insult people.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 09:06 PM
    Thank you for sharing this. It's infeasible now for us to update the PDF for just this issue, but I hope if anyone else has trouble finding it, a search will turn up your post.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 07:56 PM
    More malleable? Dude, I can take a sheet of paper, and write anything I want on it, in any way. How is an electronic form going to be more malleable than that? I don't know how many players are *introduced* to the game through electronic tools, and I would like to know how you come to that assessment. What evidence do you have for this?
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 07:49 PM
    Well, they can't be *completely* dead. Section 31 first appears in DS9. So, they survive in some sense at least long enough to try to recruit Dr. Bashir.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:58 PM
    According to Screenrant, Paramount's (Summer 2021) Dungeons & Dragons movie is about to begin casting. There's a few tidbits to be gleaned from the article: Paramount is looking at A-listers for the male lead The new draft of the script is by Michael Gillio
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:52 PM
    I've only heard of about half of those...
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:50 PM
    SOTH NEVER WENT TO RAVENLOFT! I will maintain that until my dying day (though I will admit Lowder's books were a fun read... but in my head-canon it never happened!)
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:42 PM
    Loke Battlemats just tweeted a couple of pictures of their Giant Book of Battlemaps combined with the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD token set.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:27 PM
    And Anson Mount starring Pike Enterprise with Spock aboard. It would be so good! Basically it would be TOS, but with modern filming. Yeah, I would absolutely pay money for that.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:24 PM
    Ah yes; please ignore Page XX references. Those are placeholders awaiting the final final edit (even minor edits can change page numbers).
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:11 PM
    Important question: when will Spock shave off his beard? Since Anson Mount is only contracted for one year, I'm guessing Pike leaves at the end of this season. That'll be a shame, as I really like him. He's more Kirk than Kirk! What are your current prevailing theories? What's (who is) the Red Angel? Is Section 31 dead now? Their HQ is basically a tomb. I assume they have a few ships out...
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:06 PM
    I've started a thread for those who want to talk about what's happening in the show. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?658029-Star-Trek-Discovery-(Fan)-Thread&p=7581224#post7581224
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:04 PM
    You seem to forget that a major issue with complexity is the time it takes to resolve actions. Even if I am not the one initiating a grapple, any time anything in the game grapples, I have to sit around waiting for the grapple to be resolved. In this way, a player's game experience is linked to the complexity of all rules used at the table, not just the ones they personally use.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:03 PM
    This is designated a thread, so you can use the other thread to talk about how much you hate Discovery. This thread is for fans who want to take about what's happening in the show.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:01 PM
    These things are the few occasions I wish I had Excel! OpenOffice always seems to struggle with dynamic Excel sheets and the like.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 03:59 PM
    Remember that, in 1e, how strongholds came only as the character got significant amounts of game-mechanical power? Trying to take their power was a risk, because they were powerful enough to personally clean the clocks of people who tried to take it away from them. And, typically, characters who were kings and rulers were high level NPCs, not schlubs. As a GM, you can have a low-level...
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 02:58 PM
    This is not broadly answerable. Each player has their own desires, and not everyone will feel engaged by the same set of rewards. YOu need to ask or otherwise know your players to really answer the question for your table. But, let us liken this to... giving gifts to adults. Adults are not usually in a state where they actually need (or even have room in their homes) for a lot of *stuff*. ...
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 02:57 PM
    Pathfinder designer F. Wesley Schneider has just started a new job as an editor for Dungeons & Dragons! He worked at Paizo from 2003, starting as assistant editor on Dragon magazine, became editor-in Chief, and left in 2017. Schneider announced his new position on Twitter, and lists "Editor for Dungeons & Dragons" in his Twitter bio.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 01:06 PM
    Oh, god, here we go again. Does it ever stop? I’m think I’m just going to bow out of discussing this show and enjoy it quietly.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 01:00 PM
    Have you checked out the stronghold building section of OLD?
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 07:56 PM
    The death of print may have been exaggerated. While big box bookstores are in a decline, independent bookstores have grown about 35% in the past decade, and traditional ebook sales have slacked off some 10%+ in the past couple of years. There's a mixture of reasons for both, but we are left with the fact that the expected ordained death of print... just hasn't materialized. Sure, I do most...
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 06:07 PM
    There’s plenty of money to be made selling print products. On their scale, that’s a LOT of money. Just look how many of the things they’re still shifting years into the edition.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 05:09 PM
    I don't really know what they were pushing hard prior to its release. DIdn't see much promotion. Sorry; not much help!
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 04:08 PM
    I don't know what "traditional Star Trek" is? every show has bene very different. I love Discovery, and my favourite Star Trek is the TOS movies II-IV trilogy, if that helps. The main problem with the show is avoiding the hatewatchers.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:25 PM
    I can’t say that I’ve ever encountered any table who has done any of 3e/4e/5e or Pathfinder this way. Back in 1st ed and 2nd ed AD&D, we had declaration phases, but not since.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:17 PM
    “Roll-play versus Role-play” has always been around - this is maybe the seventh long-running thread I can remember on these forums on the topic? I feel like it’s one of those kinds of topics that absolutely NEED to get discussed if ANY group is gathering for the first time, along with things like “house rules” and “sensitive subject matter/X Cards.” Both groups I game in enjoy a fairly large...
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:16 PM
    Well that was weird.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:02 PM
    None of those things affect me. Like I said, “as far as I’m concerned”. :)
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 12:12 PM
    I’m gonna miss Pike next year.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 11:10 AM
    It’s not a question of just flipping a switch. PoD needs different files to the onscreen PDF. It’s actually quite a bit of extra work and reformatting, followed by an approval process at DTFPG’s end, and then ordering and paying for a proof. If they plan to change it at all, they’d have to do that all over again each time.
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Tuesday, 5th March, 2019

  • 10:58 PM - aco175 mentioned Morrus in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    CleverNickName are very awesome for doing this. I was trying to do big math and guessed that they would bring in half the previous day for a number of days before the people dried up and then half again for the rest of the days, but could not get that far. I was thinking around 12 million, but don't want to be cheap and jump on Morrus and bet $1 higher. I'm going to go big and say $23,500,000
  • 09:39 PM - CleverNickName mentioned Morrus in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    ...13,102 TallIan: $15,876,374 MNblockhead: $15,555,555 77IM: $14,980,000.00 jgsugden: $14,520,000 OB1: $14,000,042 The Big BZ: $14,000,000 dregntael: $13,935,109 chrisrtld: $13,635,019 pogre: $13,500,000 Aebir-Toril: $13,224,376.89 Satyrn: $13,000,000 Yardiff: $12,456,145 ------------Highest-Funded Game Project on Kickstarter (Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5) $12,393,139-------- Radaceus: $12,345,678.91 FarBeyondC: $12,345,678.90 Morrus: $12,000,000 Mistwell: $11,800,000 Mort: $11,620,000 Zardnaar: 11,354,883 Sadras: $11,120,000 SkidAce: $11,000,000 Tazawa: $10,700,000 togashi_joe: $10,250,000 DM Dave1: $10,101,010 MichaelSomething: $10,000,000 Lazybones: $9,750,000 PabloM: $9,500,000 akr71: $9,250,000 rczarnec: $9,250,000 Azzy: $9,000,000 Henry: $8,900,000 mortwatcher: $8,666,000 Lidgar: $8,423,976.73 vincegetorix: $8,360,000 SmokeyCriminal: $8,008,135 AriochQ: $7,777,7...

Sunday, 3rd March, 2019

  • 02:38 PM - Nagol mentioned Morrus in post Problem Creating O.G.R.E Table
    Morrus may be able to provide a better perspective, but I suspect O.G.R.E. is about to be pulled as the board changes from vBulletin to... something else (Discord maybe? I haven't noticed any new updates recently)

Saturday, 2nd March, 2019

  • 08:59 PM - Demetrios1453 mentioned Morrus in post D&D Art & Arcana Amazon Sale
    Thanks for the information Morrus! I've been eyeing the special edition, but it was a bit too much above budget for me, but with that price it was much more within my range! Ordered!

Thursday, 28th February, 2019

  • 09:06 AM - Enevhar Aldarion mentioned Morrus in post Kids D&D Intro Books: Young Adventurer's Guides
    Morrus Here is the link to the four books on the Penguin/Random House site: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/EJB/dungeons-and-dragons-young-adventurers-guides/ Each book can be clicked on and each has a description of what they cover.

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

  • 09:33 PM - Nytmare mentioned Morrus in post Do you roleplay in 1st or 3rd person - why?
    It rose from the depths of a dozen years and more.... Morrus It would kinda be awesome if a necro'd thread got a special tag attached to the title. Does the forum software allow for an automation like that? (huh, I forget how to do a user alert)

Monday, 25th February, 2019

  • 12:36 AM - Carmen Sbordone mentioned Morrus in post The New D&D Book Is Called "Ghosts of Saltmarsh" [UPDATED!]
    No evidence here that this book will not be equally Greyhawk focused as the original modules (more, quite possibly). Mike Mearls was just talking about Greyhawk and how he wants to get a Greyhawk product into the world on Dragon Talk a couple weeks ago. Relax. Pattern of behavior of taking items out of greyhawk to FR ToEE and ToH moved out of greyhawk into realms. So its very possible it will happen again. Morrus. Thanks for starting to understand. Greyhawk is important to more then a few. And love to see it fly again.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019


Monday, 11th February, 2019

  • 10:35 PM - Umbran mentioned Morrus in post Hidden
  • 05:18 PM - Jester David mentioned Morrus in post RPG Writer Zak S Accused Of Abusive Behaviour
    At the risk of calling someone out, I would ask that @Morrus consider rescinding the ENnies awarded to Zak Sabbath. They are mentioned prominently on Zak’s Wikipedia page, and giving him accolades is implicitly supporting his behaviour,
  • 02:19 AM - ClaytonCross mentioned Morrus in post The Pitfalls of D&D Beyond Data
    This phenomenon of people quoting D&D Beyond stats to prove points happens the most right after they post some of their data. Those posts and threads are months old at this point and so I'm not going to dig them up. However, there's been comments about their data in more recent threads, but it's not important enough to go digging through pages and pages of comments looking for the proverbial needle in the haystick that I know is there (because I've recently read it) just to prove you wrong. Instead I'll give you one current example. The example: @Morrus did. It's still on the front page of this forum and shows in the thread title: "90% of D&D Games Stop By Level 10; Wizards More Popular At Higher Levels" People also use invalid math to prove points. Example: "Average DPR with % hit", we have talked about it before that this is not an acute representation of actual game play damage being that average DPR is only correct about 3% of the time for any specific battle, does not account for 0 sum damage on miss, or loss of damage from over kill... however, I don't have a better metric for measuring damage. So I use it too sometimes to prove a point as do you. The same is true for D&D Beyond data. As @Morrus pointed out... We don’t need data at all. Sometimes they share stuff as a conversation point. And it’s fun to talk about. But we don’t need it. It’s just an excuse for us all to flap our lips You are correct that 1. It will be used to argue and 2. it is not accurate... However, when it agrees with an argument anyone is likel...
  • 01:30 AM - ClaytonCross mentioned Morrus in post The Pitfalls of D&D Beyond Data
    LOL, I love the n00b insult at the end. It's very entertaining! :) Yes which proves his point in that if post are a measure of validity Morrus's 39,521 post to your 3,940 posts would make you a n00b and irrelevant if we are calling that a valid maker of knowledge base. Which we are not. So while your one of the more interesting posters to read you do have a tendency to get a bit dismissive of posters based on off point arguments like posts. I still came to your thread because you make interesting discussion and I heard you. I have even posted a on the D&D Beyond feature requests asking for player inactive characters tags and a statement on slides listing the day delimiter so as we read slides we have a beater representation of what the slide is depicting. That said, questioning the validity of one someone says based on how much they said instead of the content of their argument makes you look bad, instead of making them look unqualified. If your going to say the statement was in jest... their is no indication in the text of the post that implies that and the person your posting to does not know you well enough to infer that ...
  • 12:06 AM - FrogReaver mentioned Morrus in post The Pitfalls of D&D Beyond Data
    If one is offering a responsorial or correction to a stance that doesn't exist their entire effort is vaporware. Congratulations, you won the debate with.. [checks notes] no one. Not a single person did what you are countering. This phenomenon of people quoting D&D Beyond stats to prove points happens the most right after they post some of their data. Those posts and threads are months old at this point and so I'm not going to dig them up. However, there's been comments about their data in more recent threads, but it's not important enough to go digging through pages and pages of comments looking for the proverbial needle in the haystick that I know is there (because I've recently read it) just to prove you wrong. Instead I'll give you one current example. The example: @Morrus did. It's still on the front page of this forum and shows in the thread title: "90% of D&D Games Stop By Level 10; Wizards More Popular At Higher Levels" By the way, why the heck does someone with 762 posts in the last 4 years think he has any grasp on the variety of points and justifications for those points that people actually post on this forum?

Sunday, 10th February, 2019

  • 06:33 PM - FrogReaver mentioned Morrus in post The Pitfalls of D&D Beyond Data
    ... They already have a method to account for that, which gives an even better data set than the question you proposed: When the Data says "Active Characters" it means they have controlled for characters who haven't been updated in the past X days. It doesn't matter if the character is meant to be an NPC or PC, it just maters if someone is actually going back to update it, all other characters are considered to be abandoned or a test character. Morrus has claimed multiple times that the charts represent all characters created and even includes the ones not necessarily played. I'd lean toward him being correct on this but maybe not?

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Sunday, 27th January, 2019

  • 08:03 PM - Maidhc O Casain mentioned Morrus in post Forum Subscription Removal
    Morrus If possible, I'd still like to get my subscription for this sub-forum removed. Repeating my request that you re-open the forum long enough for me to unsubscribe, then to PM you once I've done so...

Thursday, 24th January, 2019

  • 03:26 PM - Tormyr mentioned Morrus in post [WotBS] 5ed. still a thing?
    Hey guys, any news about paperbacks for 5e? To follow on Morrus' post, you can get directly to them from the War of the Burning Sky home page. https://wotbsadventurepath.com/ And here is a picture of all the books that have already been released. https://twitter.com/AncrisIT/status/1088442840651309057

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Tuesday, 26th March, 2019

  • 03:24 AM - Al'Kelhar quoted Morrus in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    According to Screenrant, Paramount's (Summer 2021) Dungeons & Dragons movie is about to begin casting. There's a few tidbits to be gleaned from the article: ... There has been plenty of news, speculation, rumour, and more about this movie over the last few years; in fact, I've been covering the various rumours for at least 5 years! ... New D&D Movie To Go Ahead - Produced By Lego Movie's Roy Lee A frickin' Lego D&D Movie? I'd see that. As would, I suspect, just about every 30+ y.o. who still loves the things they did as a 12 y.o. Cheers, Al'Kelhar

Sunday, 24th March, 2019

  • 12:37 AM - Dannyalcatraz quoted Morrus in post The Orville Season Two - Thoughts?
    It wasn’t an exhaustive list. :) Coupling came after Friends, though. Steven “Doctor Who” Moffat, IIRC. Thaaat’s right- Friends begat Coupling which begat a watered-down American version of Coupling.

Saturday, 23rd March, 2019

  • 09:28 PM - Dannyalcatraz quoted Morrus in post The Orville Season Two - Thoughts?
    .... and The Orville. Yeah, NOW! After all those years of exporting- arguably- some of our worst TV. Maybe American TV execs got embarrassed by the quality gap and...NAAAAAAHHHH!!!
  • 05:55 AM - LordEntrails quoted Morrus in post F. Wesley Schneider Is D&D's New Editor
    I think we all know that there is a real issue with lack of diversity in the RPG world in general. ... What I will say though, is that it's a clear reason why we need to support and encourage more diversity for those in the entry level jobs and indie companies. I.e., we need to give minorities that experience so when higher level key roles do open up, we have a much greater diverse and experienced applicant pool. Address the root issue, IMO.... Agreed. And I think the industry is doing pretty well at this. One thing that I took note of recently is the bio post of the Gamma World guy a week ago on ENWorld, it took him 6 years of freelance writing before he got a full time RPG job. People need to realize that it takes time to get the job of your dreams, or even the first in your dream career. The industry is tiny, the market hard to get into, and it takes TIME. Time to get the job, time to change the industry. Perhaps but we haven't seen any hires from there yet. See below Vario...
  • 04:19 AM - Legatus_Legionis quoted Morrus in post The Orville Season Two - Thoughts?
    I was surprised the ship's atmosphere control systems did not put out the smokes as soon as they started to create a hazy in the room if not sooner. And I think they need a warning sign before using their holodeck. It creates addictions! Do you get any British TV from the last 30 years? I disconnected my cable/satellite dish 15 years ago. There was not enough "good shows" to warrant paying for a subscription. I have been going to the cable channel's web-sites and view the few shows worth watching that way. They uploaded it the day after it airs, and is available for 7 days for free. At least up here. Too many of the channels based in the US don't allow non-US IP-address to access it. But if I had to PAY for it, then no. No netflex, no amazon prime, no cbs-access... @ Dannyalcatraz, I did watch Charles Craig hosting Robot Wars.
  • 12:28 AM - Aeson quoted Morrus in post The Orville Season Two - Thoughts?
    That's an early Black Mirror episode. It could be. I was talking about a documentary about Ray Kurzweil. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil I want to say it was The Singularity or Transcendent Man.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019

  • 11:32 PM - bedir than quoted Morrus in post F. Wesley Schneider Is D&D's New Editor
    Various DMsG authors can be found in the credits of recent hardcovers. DotMM contains several, for example. Don't be too modest. One is former editor of en5ider too!
  • 08:56 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post F. Wesley Schneider Is D&D's New Editor
    Various DMsG authors can be found in the credits of recent hardcovers. DotMM contains several, for example. Nice that's great. Hopefully they can get some experience and practice their design chops. Variety is good but with a relatively small crew and hires it makes it hard.
  • 08:03 PM - CapnZapp quoted Morrus in post What is a "Reputation Comment"
    The system we had before the new like/laugh system. You really do like being unhelpful don't you, Guv? Try something like what Nagol wrote when you feel ready for a change, thanks.
  • 03:08 PM - Li Shenron quoted Morrus in post Does it ever matter which round you are in?
    An event might take place in round 4. Maybe a new wave of IRC’s arrives or the bridge collapses. I had thought of something like that with relation to handling new monsters joining the battle, but I don't think there are explicit rules for that in 5e... So the DM may have planned for something to happen in round #4, but it's totally up to her, and because of that she might also decides it will happen in round #4 at initiative count 10, for example.
  • 01:22 PM - Dausuul quoted Morrus in post D&D storylines for a movie?
    If you were a Hollywood producer and gig had access to D&D’s entire catalogue of novels and adventures since 1974, and you had to pick one novel (or novel series) or adventure (or adventure path) to get the movie treatment... ... what do you pick? Dragonlance Chronicles, no question. It was successful as a story, not just as a D&D product tie-in. Lots of folks loved, and love, Dragonlance who have never played D&D. The story is deep and complex enough that you could make a LotR-style trilogy out of it, and filler would not be required. Even with three movies, your problem would be what to take out instead of what to put in. It has a large and varied cast, with fleshed-out personalities and a tangle of relationships. Fantasy movies often suffer from cardboard characters; Dragonlance need not have this issue. It does not require grappling with the Drow Problem. (The cartoonishly evil race of elves has all-black skin and is a matriarchy; it's fairly appalling, actually. It's only accepte...
  • 12:24 AM - Henry quoted Morrus in post Who Killed the Megaverse?
    I imagine the (threatened?) lawsuit didn't help. One of my favorite panels from the “What’s New?” Comic strip from Dragon Magazine #84: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W9kmTRhHY4Q/WPjoT2iXMRI/AAAAAAAAbyU/UN4RR-iDo0w2GM97qhKW8cVlSA3DvE0oACLcB/s1600/not%2Ba%2Bring%2Breally.JPG

Thursday, 21st March, 2019

  • 03:45 AM - jgsugden quoted Morrus in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    Why would you have any faith absent any information about the director, actors, plot, or anything else? There’s nothing to have faith in yet.And that makes it the perfect tie to have faith. We have faith in the unknown, not the known. Except in D&D where the Gods are known to be real. That always bugged me. If ceris worship Gods that are known to exist, how can it reallly be faith...

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019

  • 11:51 PM - Nebulous quoted Morrus in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    Why would you have any faith absent any information about the director, actors, plot, or anything else? There’s nothing to have faith in yet. Still scarred from the original D&D movie :(. Hey, I thought I heard rumors a while back about a D&D cartoon? Did that get canned? I think that would be more fun than a movie, an actually high quality multi-season animated show.
  • 10:48 PM - CapnZapp quoted Morrus in post Star Trek Discovery not getting any better I fear.
    Oh, god, here we go again. Does it ever stop? I guess the thread title remains relevant...
  • 10:22 PM - OB1 quoted Morrus in post Will 5e be the last edition to emphasize print products?
    I still find it quicker to refer to a book I know well than to use an app or PDF. And I still prefer to sift through and add to my 2,000+ collection of Laser Discs, DVDs and Blu Rays, but I also admit that the industry trend is towards Digital, and that only the most hardcore movie fans under 35 buy physical anymore. :-) I hope there are enough of us that physical discs will still get made for the next couple of decades, but I ain’t holding my breath.
  • 08:06 PM - MarkB quoted Morrus in post [+] Star Trek Discovery (Fan) Thread
    What are your current prevailing theories? What's (who is) the Red Angel? I have a feeling it'll turn out to be Tilly, but I'm not sure why I think that. It could also be Stamets. They established his ability to perceive non-linear time, which could be a very useful talent for the Angel. Is Section 31 dead now? Their HQ is basically a tomb. I assume they have a few ships out there, but I don't get the impression they have a fleet or anything.Well, they can't be *completely* dead. Section 31 first appears in DS9. So, they survive in some sense at least long enough to try to recruit Dr. Bashir. Logically, it would make sense for them to be working through how Section 31 went from being a legitimate, if unconventional, arm of Starfleet in this era to the nigh-mythical entirely-covert entity it had become by DS9. Current events seem like a perfectly reasonable stepping stone along that path.
  • 07:52 PM - Remathilis quoted Morrus in post Dragon Talk: Margaret Weis
    SOTH NEVER WENT TO RAVENLOFT! I will maintain that until my dying day (though I will admit Lowder's books were a fun read... but in my head-canon it never happened!)In my head-Canon, Soth is STILL in Ravenloft. [emoji13]
  • 07:49 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post [+] Star Trek Discovery (Fan) Thread
    Is Section 31 dead now? Their HQ is basically a tomb. I assume they have a few ships out there, but I don't get the impression they have a fleet or anything. Well, they can't be *completely* dead. Section 31 first appears in DS9. So, they survive in some sense at least long enough to try to recruit Dr. Bashir.
  • 07:32 PM - Ralif Redhammer quoted Morrus in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    I could be reading too much into semantics here, but the reference to a singular “male lead” might indicate that this is not a Dragonlance movie. Or at least, not a War of the Lance adaptation. Don't know anything much about Michael Gillio, but his imdb credentials as a writer don't exactly inspire confidence here. Still, it's only one cook out of multiple mixing up the soup at this point. Paramount is looking at A-listers for the male lead


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O.L.D. v1.2 Playtest Version
This is the near-final version of OLD v1.2. It's here for proofreading purposes. Please take a look and report any errata in below. In particular, we're looking for legacy v1.1 references, but also any other errors you might spot. There are many chan...
129 0 1 Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 11:53 AM Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 11:53 AM
Intuitive WOIN Character Sheet
This is a new character sheet designed to be intuitive and beginner-friendly.

colour coded sections draw your eye to different areas of the sheet. "Where's my speed?" "It's in the green section".
checkboxes to mark attribute and skill ranks, clear...
154 0 4 Wednesday, 6th February, 2019, 05:51 PM Friday, 8th February, 2019, 11:26 AM
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
5590 +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.
273 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...
148 -1 1 Thursday, 8th June, 2017, 06:35 PM Saturday, 10th June, 2017, 04:19 PM
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.
277 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...
186 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.
287 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.
79 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!)
406 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.
262 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...
204 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...
191 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.
181 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.
117 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.
195 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.
328 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...
249 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/...
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