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    Today, 12:19 AM
    So are Jon and Dany headed for conflict? She can be quite murdery about people who challenge her right to rule the world, and he’s now a potential threat to that. I’ve always thought she’s got a bit of Cersei in her. Are we assuming the white walkers are not the end game threat, BT just the first half of the season? (Three eps... that won’t be wrapped up next week, surely? Alhugh we know one...
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    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    Not even slightly. I mean, if I found out a player was deliberately using a loaded die (something that's never happened in 30 years of gaming, and I suspect never will) I guess that would need a conversation. But otherwise? Nope.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    Before this goes public (a month or so away) I wanted to get some thoughts from you guys. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/853120791?ref=810774&token=cedff39d The card image graphics near the bottom are placeholders right now, so ignore those, and we'll have another couple of page spreads plus at least one full class in PDF for free on the page. But any constructive feedback...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    Sorry to hear that you’re unhappy. Maybe not the place to discuss it, though?
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    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    GaryCon is a blast! It’s also growing fast. I wouldn’t be surprised if they put a cap on attendance. Also GameHoleCon is awesome and is one of the big three or four bucket list cons in my humble opinion. I think the edition treadmill fatigue hits a lot of folks. Which makes 5es continued blockbuster growth even more amazing.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    There’s one every month from now on.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    Please dial back the person-targeted hostility and sarcasm several notches, please and thank you. Address the logic and position of the post, not the person of the poster.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    I usually choose to not answer that question. Unless you are making the metaphysics a plot point in the campaign, it isn't something that *needs* an answer. But then, I run games in which the gods generally do not appear in person (or even in avatar), so that there's always a question as to what they are, or even if they exist.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Also note "the weave" is very specifically a Forgotten Realms concept, not a generic D&D one. There is also a problem with saying "the power comes form the cleric" and then noting that without access to the weave, there is no spell to be had. That means there isn't one "the power" but several elements that comprise power, and the cleric doesn't have some of them innate to themselves. ...
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  • Jonathan Tweet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    Characters had hit points, but the GM was coached to wreck PCs in ways that are more interesting than death by attrition. In the new Over the Edge (due out in June), a character dies or knocked out of the action if they get wrecked (stricken) three times. Losing a dice throw is an easy way for your character to get wrecked.
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  • Jonathan Tweet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:12 PM
    Yeah, my revised Over the Edge game typically handles combats with single dice throws. The action at the table goes really fast when a fight doesn't slow things down.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    Not really. Yes, things take more time when something goes wrong, but Hofstadter's Law is less about things going wrong, and m ore about how poorly humans estimate. Basically, even if everything goes well, your estimate of completion date will still be wrong.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    ICv2 has produced some new industry figures which suggest that US and Canada hobby game sales dropped by 3% in the last year; however, the tabletop RPG category, which is the smallest subcategory of hobby games, increased by 18%. Chart from iCv2 Of the hobby games category, 40% is collectible games, 45% is miniatures and board games, and 14% is card, dice and roleplaying games.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 AM
    To quote wikipedia: "Hofstadter's law is a self-referential adage, coined by Douglas Hofstadter in his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (1979) to describe the widely experienced difficulty of accurately estimating the time it will take to complete tasks of substantial complexity: Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 AM
    When I was younger, I tried to make my own, a post-apocalyptic RPG in the tradition of Mad Max (this was in the 80s and well pre-Fallout influence.) I did not get very far past ability scores and basic combat before I realized I was re-creating D&D and stopped. :-) I have kit-bashed the hell out of everything from combat sub-systems, new classes, new ability scores, new magic systems, etc. to the...
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    Yesterday, 01:22 AM
    '​A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms ' Jon Snow and Daenerys gather their troops before the confrontation with the army of the dead. <strike></strike>
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 AM
    No. It is informing folks that putting a "-" sign on a thread title does not change the rules that apply to posts. Dude, he wants to be able to discuss a bit of media now and then without having it swamped by the same old arguments time after time. That's not "intolerant of differing views", that's not wanting to listen to the same trash talk 17 times over. It gets old.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st April, 2019, 11:59 PM
    I think that enough people play with various elements that they might focus upon that the best you should say is, "RPG play is *usually* not a literary endeavor, because the quality of form is not a common focus." Going beyond that is making claims on the community that nobody really has the power to do, hey what?
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st April, 2019, 11:45 PM
    I suspect that the game would then become dominated by the folks who sit at their computers for long periods each day,with spare time ready and able to post, and those who don't have the availability will be marginalized as players. The marginalized players will not feel much more connection to the game, and will drop away.
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    Sunday, 21st April, 2019, 11:39 PM
    There is no (-) thread designation.
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    Sunday, 21st April, 2019, 06:49 PM
    I wonder if minus the huge investment into the Pathfinder video game, it might be making more money for them than the RPG. Maybe they don't care if the RPG is all that successful as much as they care about IP for the video game? Like Marvel with Movies? I mean I'm sure they care about a quality RPG product, but maybe it isn't really the bacon any more?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st April, 2019, 12:44 AM
    Sure. Any location - whether big like Twitter or small like here - is just a potential sparking point for a bigger effect. Usually it isn’t, but sometimes something happens, and careers end and brands get damaged. One guy at a company staying quiet for a bit is prudent.l, lest it escalate (which it probably wouldn’t, but it’s not a risk worth taking).
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st April, 2019, 12:37 AM
    Fair. I just don’t get it. I just don’t watch things I don’t like. But you’re right; I’ll leave you to it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st April, 2019, 12:08 AM
    The forum names have been changed, but no threads have been moved yet as that's a much bigger job. Bu because you showed so much concern about correct forum placement, I moved your thread to the correct form. You are very welcome. :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 21st April, 2019, 12:05 AM
    Just popped in after a few months ... man, this thread. A bunch of people hatewatching a TV show they don't like and making sure everybody knows it. It's the most depressing thing I ever saw. God, why flagellate yourselves like this?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 11:37 PM
    Who?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 11:34 PM
    Eh. He (on behalf of WotC) burnt a few bridges.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 10:22 PM
    Dude, come on. Spend that extra second making your posts coherent.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 08:24 PM
    You sound nice.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 05:01 PM
    I suspect you just failed your job interview. ;)
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 04:52 PM
    Hadoken and Kamehameha.. question is are they class based or racial is first question. Let's work on the Hadoken... most likely a Ki based attack.. so it'd be based on your Wisdom.. And if I remember correctly.. takes time to charge.. so a bare minimum it's a full round action, with a base damage of say.. 2d6 (so if able to learn at level 1, it's more damaging than many weapons), and say + Wis...
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  • Jonathan Tweet's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 03:18 PM
    In 13th Age, by default the party can "flee" at any point in a fight, and all the characters survive (unless they're already dead). The penalty is a "campaign loss," as in, something goes badly in the game world as a result. The rule doesn't prevent all PC deaths, but it's a big help. Back in 2008, I wrote up that rule and posted it on Gleemax, the short-lived digital platform that Wizards of the...
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 01:51 PM
    I believe it used to be called “Curing hysteria.”
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 10:11 AM
    Oooh! "The fans have been heard. Anything is possible in the world of Trek. I would love to bring back that crew more than anything. It was a huge risk for us. One of the most gratifying things is to see how deeply the fans have embraced Pike, Spock, Number One, and the Enterprise. The idea of getting to tell more stories with them would be a delight for all of us."
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 02:54 AM
    Yeah, it’s like going to a forum devoted to classic roadsters and asking how many people have tried to restore one. :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 01:22 AM
    Everybody has that theory.
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  • Orius's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 01:11 AM
    Yeah, but Klyden's not a crew member, so we don't expect to see him live up to the Trek standard. He also serves as a window into Moclan culture, especially when Bortus is willing to question it. I had kind of a Riker vibe going on too since there were similarities at first, but then they went in a very different direction with it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 01:11 AM
    You may call them terrorists, but that's not what 'terrorist' means to the rest of us. "Terrorism is ... the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror among masses of people; or fear to achieve a religious or political aim. It is used in this regard primarily to refer to violence during peacetime or in war against non-combatants (mostly civilians and neutral...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 12:15 AM
    Amazon has a new D&D page. It includes links for all you need to start, key storylines, apparel and accessories, and more.
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    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 12:12 AM
    I'm sure the sheer amount of photography of that building over the last century means no detail will be left undocumented. Copying it will be easy, as long as they can spend the money. That said, isn't it a private building owned by the Catholic Church? They don't need donations or French taxpayer money to rebuild it. They have billions.
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    Saturday, 20th April, 2019, 12:09 AM
    It's like you're all my (sadly passed) mum. Shows I heard her talk about but never saw, and probably wouldn't watch. You know more about 60-year old British TV than I ever will!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 11:36 PM
    Historically, editions have changed with design teams. Whoever makes 6E, it will be the designers coming up after Mearls and Crawford, etc.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 10:59 PM
    Man, I can only see about half the posts in this thread. Somebody I’ve blocked must be really invested in it! I won’t guess who.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 10:38 PM
    From the upcoming A Touch More Class. For me, it’s the Savant all the way. Sherlock Holmes style!
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    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 09:28 PM
    From the upcoming A Touch More Class. For me, it’s the Savant all the way. Sherlock Holmes style!
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 08:35 PM
    I've done a number of special attacks for some of the templates or character's I've posted, I don't see any problems with them.. You're talking more about things like a given power has many different uses, which can vary from user to user.. Like Bending from Avatar, or Force users in Star Wars, right? In that case, Tome of Battle: Book of Nine Swords would be a good resource (I had to pull out...
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  • kronos182's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 08:11 PM
    Some more Imperium of Man Space Marine weapons. Heavy Bolter The heavy bolter is a larger and heavier version of the bolt gun, generally used for anti-infantry or fire support roles. These weapons are used by many factions of the Imperium of Man, from the Imperial Guard as a heavy squad weapon, to the Space Marines as a heavy weapon. The larger projectile with more propellant gives it longer...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 07:37 PM
    Nope. Not seeing it! Hmmm. Are you guys using a different skin?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 07:22 PM
    I’m not seeing any such link?
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 06:52 PM
    For the Ashen Stars mission my players are currently playing I took the Sherlock Holmes story, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and filed the serial numbers off. Barely. Like, the character of the butler in the Holmes story is named "Shiela Butler" in my adventure. An early name for the real Baskerville Hall is "Clyro Court", so the adventure is taking place on the fourth planet in orbit around...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 05:26 PM
    That’s a pretty low bar for predictions. Everybody shares your prediction. Nobody thinks 6E is anywhere close.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 04:42 PM
    Which does not appear in any canon source. Sorry. It isn't arbitrary - military targets are generally considered legitimate targets in a war. Civilian populations are usually not. Terrorism is not just about being violent. It is about who is the target of that violence - terrorism is about instilling fear within a population in order to influence political actions. I ask,...
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  • Jonathan Tweet's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 04:19 PM
    Save or Die effects aren't great for monsters because there's too much riding on a single roll. They're not great for player-character powers because they invalidate the way most characters bring down enemies: hit point attrition. In 13th Age, we picked up a rule from Dave Hargrave's Arduin Adventure game. Save-or-die effects have a hit point cap. The death lord PC in our game uses the "Sever...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 03:22 PM
    My game runs twice a month, in theory, but sometimes we have to miss a session. Moreover, it is a Gumshoe game, so there's a significant amount of investigation involved. Remembering those details for weeks or a month is more than I can ask of the players, so we definitely do at least a, "When we last left our intrepid crew...." and more reminders if they ask for it. Some of the events of...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 02:25 PM
    Depends on what you mean by, "literary." There's some who will use it to mean, "of a quality and/or style similar to critically acclaimed literature." Much like we talk about a game having "cinematic action" if we feel it evokes the style and feeling and imagery of Hollywood action movies. From context, I expect that's in the ballpark of what you mean. With that qualifying presumption,...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 02:17 PM
    Yes. It was 15m in North America, not worldwide. It’s growing, but not *that* fast!
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 02:13 PM
    No. That sounds like copyright violation. EN World does not support copyright violation. Please do not use this site to trade in or distribute such materials.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 01:48 PM
    You’ve got your own whingefest thread.
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    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 01:36 PM
    Now THAT was one hell of a space battle. By far the best looking space battle in any iteration of Star Trek. I was on the edge of my seat the whole episode. Man, when Spock walked on to the Enterprise bridge, clean shaven and in his blue uniform... we so badly need that show! Where does the show go from here? Does it follow Discovery 900 years in the future? Or does it stay in the present?...
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    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 11:26 AM
    While that is a deliberate choice, I think I’ll just make the decision for people and put the skill in there, as so many people keep asking. I prefer leaving it open ended, but it seems I’m alone in that!
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    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 11:24 AM
    This is a list of Kickstarters ending between April 26th and May 2nd, and Dark Conspiracy ends on May 5th. :)
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  • Orius's Avatar
    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 03:38 AM
    Tonight's episode wasn't too bad. I'm not one for character episodes like this myself, but I didn't feel it a wasted episode. Didn't see the ending coming though. And the club scene wasn't too bad, particularly the comic relief with Yaphit and the Moclans. I'm satisfied with the show myself. I like the TNG homage, particularly one towards the stronger later seasons, but one that feels...
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    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 12:37 AM
    I don’t know what that means. But anyway, Lucas copies a lot of stuff. And not in a subtle way - like shot for shot. It’s not a criticism. I like what he made. I like Tarantino a lot too.
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    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 12:28 AM
    It was based on much more than that. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe is Luke and Han infiltrating the Death Star in disguise as Stormtroopers. The Hidden Fortress is C3PO and R2D2. Dam Busters is the Trench Run (Lucas even copies WWII movie footage for the X-Wing TIE fighter scenes). The Jedi are mystical Samurai (they're named after 'Jidaigeki', a type of Samurai drama). Hell, check out...
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    Friday, 19th April, 2019, 12:15 AM
    Doesn't sound like you. ;)
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 11:58 PM
    It’s definitely not in France.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 11:56 PM
    Was WotC responsible for taking away penalties to Strength for female characters? That’s not my recollection.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 11:37 PM
    Did Lucas? If you’re looking for originality, Star Wars is not your huckleberry. I’d try indie cinema! :)
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 10:34 PM
    Have you clicked through to the article? Because the picture has a big old caption and stuff. Your answer is literally just a click away.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 10:31 PM
    Correct. It’s a derogatory term (along with”SJW”, etc), designed specifically to deride, dismiss, and exclude inclusive speech*, and as such is not allowed here. *Google Popper’s Theorem before anybody wittily comments on that sentence.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 09:15 PM
    I’m sure he’ll be fine. He’s just staying quiet for a bit. Don’t panic.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 08:18 PM
    Yep. *If* it rolls. You realize that just one die instead kinda flopping and not rolling can impact the average result when rolling stats, yes? That's why I recommend the cup and dice tower, as those help insure rolling.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 08:02 PM
    He was quoted in today's Washington Post article, so he's still talking -- just not on Twitter.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 07:48 PM
    Um, which side, exactly, has destroyed entire inhabited planets to strike fear in the hearts of the populace? Do we have any in-canon record of the Rebellion targeting civilians, or, in fact, attacking anything other than military installations or vessels? Even if we include the action against Jabba the Hutt as "Rebellion" (a dicey posit, at best), that is action against an acknowledged...
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 07:41 PM
    But you just said it right there! There is already more material than anyone can use. "I already have more than I need, so pick up the pace of publishing!" does not make a whole lot of sense, to me. None of us are fully informed on the business side of things, but indications from Amazon sales rankings and other anecdotal evidence is that sales... are pretty darned awesome. If I was seeing...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 07:22 PM
    How you physically roll the dice matters. Consider having her use a dice cup or dice tower, which significantly limit the ability to control the dice rolling, and see if the result changes.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 07:22 PM
    Not a movie. This is a TV show!
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 07:12 PM
    It's not just the New York Times writing about D&D. The Washington Post is weighing in too! D&D has been featuring in mainstream media for a while. The BBC wrote about it last year, and sites like Forbes, and even Popular Mechanics, have articles about the game.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 06:16 PM
    It’s a D&D adventure. In the show, the kids play D&D from time to time. The “author” of the adventure is one of the characters from the show, but it’s basically a regular D&D adventure. The kids in the show were the players, not the characters.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 04:58 PM
    It was more that he dismissed those people who contacted him (as he asked) as a “lynch mob”. Turns out they weren’t. Add a couple of other really badly thought-through tweets, and a refusal to apologise for them, and I’m not surprised he’s staying out of the limelight for now.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 04:36 PM
    The Kickstarter is being run by Arcanum Worlds, not Modiphius. I’d guess Modiphius’ role is in game store distribution after the event, not the Kickstarter itself.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 04:36 PM
    You can test it, if you have the courage. Roll 100 times (or more, if you like), and do a little math. https://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/70802/how-can-i-test-whether-a-die-is-fair Note before you try this that having one's preferred narrative contradicted sometimes has adverse results. You may decide to live with your perception, rather than the harsh light of statistical analysis.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 04:33 PM
    DNS propagation. Takes a few days to settle down.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 03:52 PM
    One thread, please, @SomthinClever. I've merged them all for you.
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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.
  • 03:24 PM - Umbran mentioned Morrus in post Hidden

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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Wednesday, 24th October, 2018

  • 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.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018


Friday, 19th October, 2018

  • 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

  • 02:11 AM - pming mentioned Morrus in post "DnDSports": Competitive Play With Prizes
    Hiya! First: Called it! ;) Second: There has always been "competitive play". Yes. One party goes through a module and gets points. Another party then does the same. Then another. And maybe a fourth. Which ever party scored the most points during the completion of the module wins. That was the "competition". I am not a aware of a single "adventure" that pitted two groups of players sitting across from one another in a Colosseum type setting where they try and kill each other. IMNSHO, trying to equate "D&D eSports Competition" and "AD&D Tournaments" from the late 70's and into the 80's is...disingenuous, to say the least. Both are COMPLETELY different methods for determining a 'winning side'. Third: [quote=Morrus] [Quote Originally Posted by DQDesign] totally agree. I'm seriously thinking about abandoning d&d for other TTRPGs. the standard ones, the ones with stories, friends and bucks far away from the table.[End DQDesign Quote] [Quote Originally Posted by Morrus] You want to abandon D&D because somebody else you've never met plays D&D differently to you?[End Morrus Quote] Morrus, I think what DQDesign was trying to intone was the overall D&D RPG Community and the potential to where D&D, as a RPG, could end up. It's not about "not playing my way". It's about bringing in a potentially overwhelming amount of people who are NOT "roleplayers" and are not actually interested in any of the "roleplaying". As this group increases, it would bring in more money and more and more voices asking for what they want. WotC is a company, owned by an evil faceless juggernaut who wants to expand and acquire more of everything (market share, money, IP's, etc). At some point, WotC would 'switch' to...

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Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

  • 08:34 PM - doctorbadwolf quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    ANH from the time Luke met Ben to the end of the film was about a day, at which point he then blew up a Death Star without a targeting computer. Anakin won a pod race and then blew up a Federation control ship as a 9 year old having had no training ever at all. But the girl's the problem, because she lifted up a rock, eh? When rock lifting is a training thing! That Yoda throws shade at Luke for not being able to immediately do better at, and it is clear that Luke's problem is not believing he can do it. He limits himself. Rey has other issues. The Last Jedi was by far the worst of all the SW films. It promised so much and delivered less than zero. It ignored swathes of material from TWA (ANH clone). I've see many many more people put it in their top three than put it at the bottom of their list of SW movies. If you can use ships with hyperspace drives to take out capital ships, why hasn't the rebellion/resistance been using that tactic since forever. Ridiculous. Still having a capita...
  • 08:11 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). So, I'm sure this has been pointed out hundreds of times before, but one more time- How old were you when you first saw Star Wars? The original trilogy? Now take that, and then take in all the associated stuff with it. You know- the bedsheets. The lunchboxes. The figures and the toys that you went "pew pew pew" with. Heck, maybe you were even the right age to go, "I wish I had an Ewok friend!" Who knows? And then think of all of those years you had, in the wilderness, pining for anything else. Maybe a comic? Maybe a videogame (like the original vector Star Wars arcade that consumed countless of your quarters)? Maybe the whole EU? I don't know. But strangely, that w...
  • 06:58 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Would you stop quoting my post over and over again, please? I don’t need my phone constantly notifying me you’ve quoted my same post again. Sorry it was my phone doing it. Hit quote button it keeps copy and pasting it for whatever reason.
  • 06:45 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). So, I'm sure this has been pointed out hundreds of times before, but one more time- How old were you when you first saw Star Wars? The original trilogy? Now take that, and then take in all the associated stuff with it. You know- the bedsheets. The lunchboxes. The figures and the toys that you went "pew pew pew" with. Heck, maybe you were even the right age to go, "I wish I had an Ewok friend!" Who knows? And then think of all of those years you had, in the wilderness, pining for anything else. Maybe a comic? Maybe a videogame (like the original vector Star Wars arcade that consumed countless of your quarters)? Maybe the whole EU? I don't know. But strangely, that w...
  • 06:38 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). Honestly, I think when it comes to the films only, very little is codified to the extent that many seem to think. Most of it is left pretty vague. We see examples of all kinds of things, but I don't know if we need or should accept these examples as being applicable in all instances. I mean, Zardnaar says to look at what the movies show us....and I did exactly that in my breakdown above, and I came away with a very different conclusion than he does. And all that really means is that there's no one correct interpretation. You can mix and match different examples from the films and draw just about any conclusion you'd like. I think the only objective conclusion that we can draw is...
  • 06:27 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). .... um ..... ..... It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression "as subtle as George Lucas". George Lucas is obvious. Sometimes his movies are as blunt as Will Ferrell screaming, "I LOVE KUROSAWA!" Some of his movies achieve a degree of unsophistication that can only be the result of a special effort. This ugliness arises because Lucas never met a wipe that he thought couldn't be overused in transition, and and was apparently unaware that these types of transitions can vary. Compared to Disney Wars he was. It's more Michael Bey less Lucas. Bigger explosions, bigger ships, more force powers, less plot, less character develop...
  • 05:55 PM - lowkey13 quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    It's worse than you think, mate. It's not just people talking about Star Wars. If you look around there's people talking about elves and wizards and dragons all over the place. I mean ... that's fine. So long as they aren't talking about the word that rhymes with Maladin. Dem's fighting words. Gotta have standards.
  • 05:14 PM - Istbor quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Says who? Says Zardnaar, holder of the only Dragon Ball Z 'Scouter' that can read Jedi Power levels. Rey's over !#$&ing 9000!!!!!!!! On a more serious note. How are lifting rocks an advanced skill when both Rey and Luke are shown doing it during training. Why would you teach someone a master kill, during training? You start with the easy stuff first. Also, if we are measuring power levels with game mechanics, none of those feats are very advanced if we take into account KoToR or just the Old Rebulic game. Abilities you leave early, or could feat/talent into as soon as you liked. (Sure in KoToR you are a master with amnesia, but its in the mechanics so... must be a valid measure of power right?
  • 02:29 PM - Maxperson quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So now we've finally established that it *isn't* the case that lifting a rock is a higher level ability ability than aiming that torpedo, we can lay the Rey 'Mary Sue' nonsense to rest, since we've clearly and definitively now established that Luke and Anakin were just the same. Well, no. It isn't stated that lifting a rock is a higher level ability in the movies, but that doesn't mean that we have established that it isn't. We've just established that the movie doesn't specify. You're reaching a conclusion that isn't any more supported by the movies than Zardnaar's. What we do know is that Luke struggled for quite a while to learn to use his powers in Empire, and even in Return of the Jedi he wasn't able to match Vader until he also tapped the dark side. Anakin took years to learn his. Rey without any significant time or training is able to match a dark side user, which is far superior to Luke or Anakin.
  • 02:23 PM - Maxperson quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    ANH from the time Luke met Ben to the end of the film was about a day, at which point he then blew up a Death Star without a targeting computer. Anakin won a pod race and then blew up a Federation control ship as a 9 year old having had no training ever at all. But the girl's the problem, because she lifted up a rock, eh? Anakin didn't win the pod race or blow up the ship with any use of force powers at all. With the pod race, he had good insticts which is an indicator that the force is stronger with someone, but is not using the force, and with the ship he pressed some random buttons to see what they could do and ooops! If they had actually had him using the force at his young age to blow up the ship, that scene wouldn't have been as lousy as it was. Luke did a snippet at the end, with guidance from a Jedi Master. Rey is using her powers virtually flawlessly with no aid whatsoever. There's a huge difference between her and the other two, and it has nothing at all do with "girl."
  • 12:02 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). You cite it. It’s your claim. You're the one trying to be clever. I answered your trap question. Here's mine. On screen in the movies who is better at using the force Rey or Luke? Visually and what you can see. Ignore RotJ as Rey has had 2 movies.
  • 11:59 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). Eh. You can keep writing essays, but your entire point hinges on a single factual claim which has been disproved, and which you’ve finally conceded to. Feel free to write more diatribes, but my work here is done. :) No you using a false equivalent asking for a citation on an opinion on something we can see clear as day on screen. It's fairly apparent who is more powerful and it's not Luke. And yet Luke's the best character of the three (Anakin's at the bottom). If Masters can use powers padawans can't it should be clear what's more powerful. The sky is blue (citation please). Hmmmn.
  • 11:51 AM - Imaculata quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? "Size matters not. Judge me by your size do you?"
  • 11:50 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). Exactly. We got there in the end. Thank you. So now we've finally established that it *isn't* the case that lifting a rock is a higher level ability ability than aiming that torpedo, we can lay the Rey 'Mary Sue' nonsense to rest, since we've clearly and definitively now established that Luke and Anakin were just the same. Big difference in power levels used on screen is the main point. Anakin was terrible, he was worse character than Rey. Jake Loyd gets a pass he was 10, Hayden well maybe Lucas is crap at dialogue. Daisy is better than both of the. And probably Mark as well. Luke sucked for two movies, kid Anakin was terrible and annoying (Rey's not). Rey is Uber, A...
  • 11:28 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”). Doesn't specifically say but as I said see the actual movies. Lucas was also clear that Vader's potential was about the peak of a Jedis power. All those interviews over the years. An entire generation was also raised on the old legends material starting with the Marvel comics. Sure you can declear then non canon but it doesn't magically make them go away. Feeds into audiences expectations yes? Same thing with 4E they declear this is the new way people liked the old. Did you ever play Knights of the Old Republic? Millions did. Had a great story and that's what Star Wars is about and they serve up bilge water. New Star Wars stuff can be done well, people expected better...
  • 11:01 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    So no cite then. Just more vagueness. I did. Compare Rey with Luke and Anakin. She's doing Jedi Master stuff untrained/minimal training. I assume you have seen episodes I to VI. It's right there on film she's next level stuff. I'll try another approach who's more interesting Batman or Superman? And who's more popular? Superman's a bit boring yes? Batman is darker, had more flaws isn't Uber powerful?
  • 10:56 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Cite. Where does it say that moving a rock is a higher level force power than aiming a torpedo at high speed? Just generally how Jedi are potrayed in Legends and Canon. Trainings a big part of it you don't see Luke in a lightsaber duel or using mind trick in ANH. You don't see Anakin busting out force lightning or telekinesis untrained in TPM. Early on the force seems more subtle. You don't just pick up a lightsaber untrained and duel a trained whatever Kylo is. Or use telekinesis and win, Luke could barely pull his saber out of snow. Anakin and a Luke both lost limbs taking on trained force users, Rey kinda wins. She's pulling stuff Anakin can't do with 10 years training. Luke had artoo plot hyperspace for him. And trainings a big part of the OT, prequels etc in canon and legends. Rey's pulling off better than Jedi Knight and Sith apprentice type stuff and pulling Jedi master force jumps over TIE fighters. Ask yourself in universe why bother being trained. They didn't...
  • 05:13 AM - Parmandur quoted Morrus in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    What do they do with access profits then? As long as they deliver what they promised, the left over money is theirs to use as they wish, they aren't going to refund it. They can use any profit in any way they wish. Profits once they produce a project, sure, but per the Terms of Service Kickstarter funds can only go to the project in question: "Funds raised on Kickstarter must go towards facilitating the project outlined by the creator on the project page." https://www.kickstarter.com/rules
  • 12:31 AM - jhilahd quoted Morrus in post A Guide to RPG Freelance Rates: Part 2 (Layout, Illustration, and Cartography)
    On the flip side, of course, if you take a commission, do it. Because somebody else didn’t get that job. And when that product is delayed, it rolls on to affect many people. Exactly, Morrus. Be responsible, be an adult. If you agree to a project finish it. If you agree to a pay rate, honor it. If you wanted more, you should negotiate. And if they don't meet it, then don't agree to take it on. Nothing more frustrating than a freelancer/contractor who is super hot to help and then abandon's the project. :(

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  • 11:07 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi argument
    Says who? Things like Clone Wars cartoon. Force sensitives have minor abilities like precognition etc but you need training to do much. The youngling that got smoked in RotS for example had lightsaber training. Han can't do much with one for example. Or Yoda be Palpatine or Yoda cf Luke ESB. That's what I mean by tropes. Rey's using Jedi Master type powers. Mass telekinesis, force jumping TIE fighters. Luke jumped out of a trap by comparison. If Rey was a Jedi Knight who lost her temper on occasion and was a survivor of the Jedi Academy it would give her a connection to the OT characters and Kylo explain a lot, and wouldn't run off to some dude she met that killed his dad in front of her.



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What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. Condition Tracker
A single-page sheet for tracking conditions and severity for your WOIN character, whether you play O.L.D., N.E.W., N.O.W., or a hybrid.
61 0 1 Thursday, 18th December, 2014, 02:17 AM Thursday, 18th December, 2014, 02:17 AM
O.L.D. Playtest Document: Book II - Playing The Game (December 2014)
This 59-page document is the latest O.L.D. playtest document. It contains the core mechanics, the combat rules, and rules for wilderness travel. It should be used in conjunction with the previous playtest document on Character Creation released in...
585 0 1 Sunday, 7th December, 2014, 08:07 PM Sunday, 7th December, 2014, 08:07 PM
O.L.D. Playtest Document: Book I - Characters (October 2014)
This 120-page document is the latest O.L.D. playtest document. It contains the character creation section, along with an introduction to the new magic rules. There are many changes from the previous document. Also included is the latest character ...
1742 +3 2 Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014, 01:39 AM Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014, 01:39 AM
O.L.D. Character Sheet (Oct 2014 Playtest)
This is the latest character sheet for use with the October 2014 playtest document of O.L.D.
125 0 1 Monday, 20th October, 2014, 12:54 AM Monday, 20th October, 2014, 12:54 AM
SANTIAGO AP #4: Coming Attractions on Calliope (4E)
Welcome to the fourth adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for D&D 4th Edition! In this adventure, the heroes continue their hunt for the greatest outlaw of them all.

A tip from the Virgin Queen before she left them se...
35 0 1 Friday, 3rd October, 2014, 12:25 AM Friday, 3rd October, 2014, 12:25 AM
SANTIAGO AP #4: Coming Attractions on Calliope (Pathfinder RPG)
Welcome to the fourth adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for the Pathfinder RPG! In this adventure, the heroes continue their hunt for the greatest outlaw of them all.

A tip from the Virgin Queen before she left them ...
35 0 1 Friday, 3rd October, 2014, 12:23 AM Friday, 3rd October, 2014, 12:23 AM
N.E.W. Playtest Document (August 2014)
This will be the final N.E.W. playtest document for a while - the focus will be on O.L.D. for a time. However, please do feedback on this, as feedback frequently applies to both games. This version of the document contains various small changes and...
0 0 0 Sunday, 10th August, 2014, 05:42 PM Sunday, 10th August, 2014, 05:42 PM
ZEITGEIST NPC Face Cards
120 gorgeous full-color cards for use with the ZEITGEIST adventure path. Each card features an NPC illustration. The card set is useful for both Pathfinder and D&D 4E games, with alternate stats on each side of the card where appropriate.

The deck...
122 +6 1 Monday, 4th August, 2014, 01:01 AM Monday, 4th August, 2014, 01:01 AM
N.E.W. Character Generation Guide
This character generation guide is an excerpt from the N.E.W. core rulebook (latest playtest version). It is designed as a handout for players, so they don't need to buy an entire hardcover themselves. It contains the first 80 pages of the 300+ pag...
1113 0 1 Tuesday, 29th July, 2014, 07:24 PM Tuesday, 29th July, 2014, 07:24 PM
N.E.W. RPG Universe Building Playtest Excerpt
20 pages from the N.E.W. RPG - the chapter on universe building, including star systems, planets, civilizations, alien species, careers, and monsters.
156 0 1 Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014, 03:01 PM Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014, 03:01 PM
Capt. Agatha Drake [elf gunslinger 5; musket damage dealer]
Capt. Agathe Drake
Female Elf Gunslinger (Musket Master) 5 (Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Combat 0, 9)
CG Medium humanoid (elf)
Hero Points 3
Init +8; Senses low-light vision; Perception +12
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Defense
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AC 19, touch 15...
62 0 3 Friday, 18th July, 2014, 11:06 AM Friday, 18th July, 2014, 11:06 AM
N.E.W. Character Sheet [July 2014 Playtest]
This is the latest character sheet, designed for use with the July 2014 N.E.W. playtest document. Also included is a form-fillable version.

The third file is an experimental self-calculating sheet. If you fill out the Character Development Workshee...
712 0 3 Friday, 11th July, 2014, 03:36 PM Friday, 11th July, 2014, 03:36 PM
N.E.W. Playtest Characters
These are the six iconic playtest characters from the rulebook in individual PDF format. Sasha, Goratt, Holmes, TikTok, Ashonn, and Talik. While they all include a back sheet, only Holmes' is fllled out. As the book states, all except Holmes have 1...
1159 0 6 Wednesday, 9th July, 2014, 12:27 PM Wednesday, 9th July, 2014, 12:27 PM
The Lost Territories Quickstart
The Lost Territories is a new RPG developed by Hard Luck Workshop, alongside several other great people: Kris Straub (Acquisitions Incorporated podcasts, Broodhollow, chainsawsuit, Penny Arcade TV, and a bunch of other things), Michael "ThriftyNerd" ...
129 0 1 Friday, 4th July, 2014, 12:56 PM Friday, 4th July, 2014, 12:56 PM
13 True Ways Preview
Pelgrane Press has kindly provided this 15-page preview of 13 True Ways, the expansion book for 13th Age! It contains the table of contents, plus a look at the druid, monk, occultist, and more.
704 0 1 Friday, 4th July, 2014, 12:49 PM Friday, 4th July, 2014, 12:49 PM
SANTIAGO AP #3: Of Devils & Virgins (Pathfinder RPG)
Welcome to the third adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for the Pathfinder RPG! In this adventure, the heroes continue their hunt for the greatest outlaw of them all.

Socrates is hard to please:
He lives in the ...
59 0 1 Tuesday, 24th June, 2014, 11:59 AM Tuesday, 24th June, 2014, 11:59 AM
SANTIAGO AP #3: Of Devils & Virgins (4E)
Welcome to the third adventure in the SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future adventure path for the D&D 4E! In this adventure, the heroes continue their hunt for the greatest outlaw of them all.

Socrates is hard to please:
He lives in the shade of...
45 0 1 Tuesday, 24th June, 2014, 11:56 AM Tuesday, 24th June, 2014, 11:56 AM
D&D 5th Edition Cheat Sheet/DM Screen
An awesome DM screen for D&D 5th Edition by Slate Grey.

The second one has layers to turn off the background and shading, and alternate tables on page 4 to replace potion miscibility and scroll mishap.
51543 +10 2 Sunday, 22nd June, 2014, 11:01 AM Sunday, 22nd June, 2014, 11:01 AM
ZEITGEIST #8: DIASPORA (4E & Pathfinder versions)
Welcome to the eighth adventure in the ZEITGEIST: The Gears of Revolution adventure path!

Wherein the past may be best left forgotten!

The Great Malice. Five centuries ago the death of a goddess triggered widespread upheaval, setting the stage fo...
299 0 2 Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, 01:57 PM Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, 01:57 PM
ZEITGEIST #7: Schism (4E & Pathfinder)
On a bleak, remote isle, gathered villains plot the final stages of their grand design. This heavily guarded affair is the best chance to land a killing blow against the Obscurati, but to get close enough to strike, the constables will need an invit...
327 +1 2 Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, 01:55 PM Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, 01:55 PM

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