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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 thereís less filler, but sometimes I wish a show could be longer.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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? Hereís what Cam suggested: https://twitter.com/boymonster/status/1108514046565703680?s=20 Iíd make them all 5th level to start with. You _could_ start the classic War of the Lance story with 1st...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16 AM
    If you were a Hollywood producer and gig had access to D&Dís 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 11:24 PM
    Why would you have any faith absent any information about the director, actors, plot, or anything else? Thereís nothing to have faith in yet.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 09:55 PM
    And, in addition, please don't insult people.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:52 PM
    I've only heard of about half of those...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    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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  • Umbran's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 01:06 PM
    Oh, god, here we go again. Does it ever stop? Iím think Iím just going to bow out of discussing this show and enjoy it quietly.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 01:00 PM
    Have you checked out the stronghold building section of OLD?
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 06:07 PM
    Thereís plenty of money to be made selling print products. On their scale, thatís a LOT of money. Just look how many of the things theyíre still shifting years into the edition.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    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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  • Henry's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:25 PM
    I canít say that Iíve 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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  • Henry's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:17 PM
    ďRoll-play versus Role-playĒ has always been around - this is maybe the seventh long-running thread I can remember on these forums on the topic? I feel like itís 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 ďhouse rulesĒ and ďsensitive subject matter/X Cards.Ē Both groups I game in enjoy a fairly large...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:16 PM
    Well that was weird.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:02 PM
    None of those things affect me. Like I said, ďas far as Iím concernedĒ. :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 12:12 PM
    Iím gonna miss Pike next year.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 11:10 AM
    Itís not a question of just flipping a switch. PoD needs different files to the onscreen PDF. Itís actually quite a bit of extra work and reformatting, followed by an approval process at DTFPGís end, and then ordering and paying for a proof. If they plan to change it at all, theyíd have to do that all over again each time.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 10:02 PM
    If Keith Baker wrote it, itís official as far as Iím concerned.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 06:43 PM
    There's a range of different campaign management tools available; some free, some not so. RPG Encounters is a free web app designed to work with and sync between all your devices. I hadn't heard of it before, but the creator sent me a hand-written letter to tell me about it, so I could hardly not take a look! The app currently works with four game systems: D&D 5E, Savage Worlds, Stars...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 06:33 PM
    You can, yes.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 03:23 PM
    True, though I expect you'll find there's some aspects that are, while not ubiquitous, are very common. There are styles that exist through large swaths of the gaming community that most of us an recognize. The argument arises because media consumption sets expectations. And if you have your expectations set by behavior that actually has different goals than the folks at your table, that's a...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 02:18 PM
    Keith Baker, Eberron's original creator, and other authors have teamed up for a new 164-page PDF Eberron supplement, following up on last year's Wayfarer's Guide to Eberron. It's available for $14.95 on the DM's Guild. Along with Eberron's creator Keith Baker, this supplement features writers Ruty Rutenberg, Greg Marks, Shawn Merwin, and Derek Nekritz, It contains new archetypes...
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 02:10 PM
    Keith Baker, Eberron's original creator, and other authors have teamed up for a new 164-page PDF Eberron supplement, following up on last year's Wayfarer's Guide to Eberron. It's available for $14.95 on the DM's Guild. Along with Eberron's creator Keith Baker, this supplement features writers Ruty Rutenberg, Greg Marks, Shawn Merwin, and Derek Nekritz, It contains new archetypes...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 02:01 PM
    Thanks Steven! Super useful - exactly what I was hoping for. :)
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 01:59 PM
    High level parties are monstrously strong. Unless the demon has help I think they clean its clock without even breaking a sweat.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 11:49 AM
    Forbes has done a few D&D articles over the last few years. If you google ďForbes D&DĒ youíll find loads of them. This hobby is mainstream now!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 12:47 AM
    Itís almost like he said that...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 11:55 PM
    Folks, you can decide what you like, but donít accept work at 1c/w.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 10:44 PM
    There was a time, way back when, that the group I played with did declarations. But, that was back in 1e, and quite frankly, too many times for both PC and NPC that led to nonsensical dud actions. Most games these days don't have declaration like that as part of their design these days.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 10:13 PM
    Itís a different game, but my WOIN system allows for REP (reputation) to be awarded as a reward.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 09:59 PM
    I would not advise any new writer to accept less than 3c/w. And thatís really basement rate pay. Accepting less than that normalises it. Editing is a separate job, paid similarly per word. And yes, payment upon acceptance is appropriate. Good call on that! :)
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 09:02 PM
    Just build a large starship without engines?
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 06:57 PM
    After a long illness, Larry DiTillio passed on March 16th at the age of 76. There's a good chance that DiTillio was a part of your childhood or your later geeky years and not even know it. While gamers will remember him as the writer for the Origins award-winning Masks of Nyarlathotep or T&T's The Isle of Darksmoke, he also wrote for Fat Albert, two He-Man shows, She-Ra (which he created), Beast...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 06:51 PM
    Well thatís for you to decide. I can tell you what I did ó I supported the d20 STL and the GSL for about 15 years give or take, but I went with the plain OGL this time around. Third time lucky. But whatís right for me isnít necessarily whatís right for anybody else. Also, I use tools like Kickstarter and Patreon.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 06:02 PM
    No, I think there are some techniques and acting practices that these professionals have and use that do not exist at most tables. Saying there's no fundamental difference here is kind of like saying that there's no fundamental difference between what comes out of a good restaurant kitchen, and what comes out of the kitchen of a bachelor grad student. Different ingredients, different...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 05:51 PM
    If you publish on DMsG, you grant a perpetual license to others, including WotC, to use your work. Artwork, I believe, is excepted. While this doesnít transfer the copyright, you are also prevented from publishing the work elsewhere. In addition, you pay 50% royalties. In exchange, you get access to some of WotCís settings and other IP, including art assets. If you want to publish in the...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 11:53 AM
    I have just uploaded O.L.D. v1.2 Playtest Version to the downloads area. 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 changes throughout, including but not limited to: Some races have changed,...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 01:54 AM
    The GM should always be free to say that something doesnít apply. That said, think of it like comic books - people die all the time only to come back later. The only limit is a (semi) plausible reason. For the other question, itís not really the number of exploits which makes something powerful. It how they combine. A thousand abilities gives a PC lots of versatility throughout any encounters...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 12:44 AM
    Iíve played a lot of D&D games with a lot of different groups. They were all different. I have no idea what the real D&D experience is supposed to be.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 12:38 AM
    One cent a word?
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 12:19 AM
    Itís a trivial enough thing that itís not worth worrying about unless itís really bothering you. Sometimes being right is the least important thing at hand.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 11:33 PM
    Well, OK. I think he was just asking for some volunteer DMs. :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 11:17 PM
    He said ďsettingĒ not ďCampaign SettingĒ with Capital Letters. As in a place where the story is set. He could have meant it in the context of a world-spanning campaign setting like Greyhawk; he could be talking about a single town or dungeon like Waterdeep. We just donít know how he uses the term; all we know is how each of us uses the term. Heís probably enjoying reading us all pouring...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 11:00 PM
    Well, to you, perhaps. But the question is what does a ďsettingĒ count as to Thomas Valley?
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 10:28 PM
    Jason Buhlman was a GaryCon running PF2 events. I think they were the playtest rules. Last year they swore players to secrecy and collected back all materials. I wonder if they had any closed door games with the release PF2 stuff? I would have liked to have seen some of that or played it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 08:45 PM
    The D&D logo, name, art, etc. arenít OGL. You should probably remove those from the front page of the website if youíre using the OGL. No ads is definitely appreciated! :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 04:52 PM
    From what I've read online, they want to make it more detective than action. I like that idea.
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 04:17 PM
    Even the most hardened PC doesn't want a starship weapon pointed at them!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 12:34 PM
    Yeah. It strikes me every week. You can see every penny of the budget. The set design alone is incredible.
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 12:32 PM
    Sadly, mine do not.
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  • Henry's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 04:33 AM
    Iím fortunate in that the groups Iíve hooked up with over the years have made in-character discussion and debate part of the table dynamic; a few years ago we had an absolute blast with the Paizo Hellís Rebels AP, even to the point of having fairly involved discussions in-character about beliefs, political theory, and religious freedom! We had plenty of butt-kicking too, but the in-character...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 05:04 PM
    Me too. I loved it. I have come to realise that Jester David is the anti-me.
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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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  • 07:43 AM - Fallstorm mentioned Morrus in post Mearls On D&D's Design Premises/Goals
    ... While I like 5E I (along with most of my group) are rather disappointed at the pace of rules production released in 5E. Mike Mearls mentioned that thereis a ton of new players and someone in this over twenty page thread made a statement saying that since 5E is doing so well it must mean that players in general donít favor heavy rules customization. I take issue with that belief. I take issue with it because we really donít fully know what Hasbro is counting as sales of D&D. Mike Mearls has said before that they donít have to put out as many splat books because they can release games like Lords of Waterdeep, etcetera as income generators since the Hasbro merger. I am wondering if things like the numerous board games and additional niche products (Dice sets), etcetera are what is making a more significant portion D&D 5E sales now, whereas the RPG books like splat books were the main revenue generator in previous editions? I donít know if there are any hard numbers on this (perhaps Morrus has some insight) but I would feel secure betting that besides the three core books (DMG, PHB, and MM) the biggest book sales of D&D 5E are probably the books that offer actual rules and option expansions like Xanatharís Guide to Everything and Mordenkainenís Guide, and also the SCAG (as the first book to really offer PC expansions despite how skimpy). I do know that there are a number of third party options but many people donít use those because they like to use official products for a variety of reasons: 1) It creates consistency from campaign to campaign and between games 2) people may feel that official splat material has been better play tested, etc. What I think is that is that Mike Mearlís statement is coming from two places. 1) His own personal philosophy and not that of ALL the designers because I know Jeremy Crawford had written much more crunch to the game that was not included and 2) it was pragmatic political statement. What I mean in regards to the latter is ...

Monday, 24th September, 2018

  • 12:46 AM - Elfcrusher mentioned Morrus in post Wizards wanted to fire us, so can we fire them for setting laziness
    I think you are misinterpreting the "fired" comment. He was just saying "Anybody who thinks it's your job to maintain an aura of eliteness by keeping out the 'unworthies'...please go away." He was also observing that there was a high correlation between that crowd and people who enjoy system complexity, probably because system complexity makes a nice barrier to entry for people who want to imagine they are part of an elite crowd. Unfortunately, a lot of people are interpreting it as, "People who like system complexity, please go find another game." EDIT: Overlapped with @Morrus. I'll refrain from further commentary on that aspect.

Friday, 21st September, 2018

  • 01:23 PM - Reynard mentioned Morrus in post Mearls On D&D's Design Premises/Goals
    First of all, thanks Morrus for collecting this. I generally avoid Twitter because, frankly, it's full of a$$holes. That aside: this is an interesting way of looking at it, and underscores the difference in design philosophies between the WotC team and the Paizo team. There is a lot of room for both philosophies of design, and I don't think there is any reason for fans of one to be hostile to fans of the other, but those differences do matter. There are ways in which I like the prescriptive elements of 3.x era games (I like set skill difficulty lists, for example) but I tend to run by the seat of my pants and the effects of my beer, so a fast and loose and forgiving version like 5E really enables me running a game the way I like to.

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Thursday, 14th March, 2019

  • 07:29 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    How does writing a book ďblow upĒ their relationship with WotC? Their relationship is not that precarious (unless you know something the rest of us donít). We all assume that if they publish a game, they will shift their show to *use* the game. D&D players will no longer have a particular reason to take in their show, and the show won't be an advertisement for D&D. Which means effectively breaking the mutual-marketing relationship between them. That's what would get "blown up". The real question isn't whether they can publish a game. The question is whether they can develop, write, test, and publish a *good* game. Then, who is "they"? The people sitting at the table during the shows? Do they have particular chops in game design? If it isn't them, in person, then it is more like, "Can Critical Role glom onto some game designer(s), and promote a purpose-built game for the show?"
  • 07:25 PM - OverlordOcelot quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    Nothing lasts forever. Start future-proofing early. And an RPG book isn't that big a hurdle. Future proofing against what? I don't see what they are supposed to proof against, or how this would defend against it. And creating and publishing a functional RPG that people like to play is a significant hurdle, making something that competes successfully with D&D is not that easy - lots of RPGs have crashed and burned over time. Maintaining their relationship with WOTC and their fans after they abandon D&D for their own private label game is also a significant hurdle, and I have no idea why they would want to even try to jump that one for some vague 'future proofing'.
  • 07:24 PM - Jester David quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    Nothing lasts forever. Start future-proofing early. And an RPG book isn't that big a hurdle. D&D is pretty future proof. If WotC moves onto 6th Edition, they can stick with 5e. Thereís no reason they need to play the current version. Of course, if/when WotC does go to 6e, theyíll probably approach people like Critical Role and throw money at them to move over as well, advertising the game in the process. And if WotC does move in a direction counter to the needs of CR (Iím uncertain what that would be), then CR could find another game company and partner with them. Like Green Ronin, whom they have an existing relationship with, adapting and customizing the AGE system. Much like how Geek & Sundryís show Callisto 6 partnered with Monte Cook to tweak the Cypher/Numenera system for their needs. Iím not sure why they need to have their own rules. What makes the show is everything but: the story and characters and cast.
  • 06:57 PM - Dausuul quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    How does writing a book ďblow upĒ their relationship with WotC? Their relationship is not that precarious (unless you know something the rest of us donít). If all they do is write it, sure, no problem. I thought you were suggesting they would publish it, too, and--most importantly--use it in place of D&D in their show. Is that, or is that not, what you were proposing?
  • 06:23 PM - Dausuul quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    Not even slightly what I said. Then it's not real clear what you said. If creating their own RPG is "future-proofing," what future are they making themselves proof against, and how is it worse than the disruption that would be created in the present by blowing up their relationship with WotC and the D&D brand?
  • 06:13 PM - Dausuul quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    Nothing lasts forever. Start future-proofing early. And an RPG book isn't that big a hurdle. So, in order to protect against the possibility that their relationship with WotC goes sour a few years down the road, they should trash it completely today? There is a 5E SRD, and Pathfinder has demonstrated that if the current owner of the D&D franchise strays from the path, there is money to be made in keeping the flame alive. If Wizards goes down the 4E road again, there will be plenty of competition to create 5E-Pathfinder. Critical Role can then pick their favorite.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019

  • 11:33 PM - MichaelSomething quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    True. But I don't know how difficult it is to make an animated show. It *sounds* a lot more difficult to me, but I've no way of gauging it.Imagine producing thousands of art pieces, a novel, a soundtrack, and a radio play all at the same time?
  • 09:36 PM - gyor quoted Morrus in post Dragon Talk: Margaret Weis
    Yeah, Nathan Stewart likes to troll fans with cryptic mentions of settings. I'll wait for something more concrete. Exactly, I agree.
  • 07:43 PM - Parmandur quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    True. But I don't know how difficult it is to make an animated show. It *sounds* a lot more difficult to me, but I've no way of gauging it. There are more successful animated shows than successful tabletop RPGs. Partly a difference in demand, but still. RPGs are complex, and take even more work to fine tune from what I can see. I have family in animation, and while it is skill intensive and time-heavy, it doesn't need the sort of robust mathematical balance AND creative freedom an RPG needs.
  • 07:32 PM - OB1 quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    True. But I don't know how difficult it is to make an animated show. It *sounds* a lot more difficult to me, but I've no way of gauging it. Well, there are a lot of existing companies that can take a screenplay and storyboards and some art and turn it into a show, which is a difficult operation, but one that can be done well with practice and talent. Critical Role isnít trying to draw the animation themselves, even though they theoretically could teach themselves, because there are already skilled production houses that do that sort of thing. Just like there are skilled TTRPG companies who are very good at making games. While they could potentially use their success to launch their own animation studio, itís not what they do. Neither is designing RPGs. Now if WoTC was stoping them from using the D&D brand or demanding too much for the license, then maybe, perhaps, possibly theyíd have a reason to do their own game, and could probably get a lot of cash from a kickstarter to create one...
  • 05:20 PM - Majoru Oakheart quoted Morrus in post Why the hate for complexity?
    Thereís no game that takes twelve steps to resolve an attack. Thatís as much an extremism as describing light games as just improv theatre. Sure, both ends at their absurd extremes cease to be useable roleplaying games. Pathfinder, the go-to example of a medium complex game, has two steps - roll to hit, roll for damage. For this conversation to even work, we have to use realistic examples of both. I think if you factor in a lot of the optional steps then there are plenty. The problem is that complexity doesn't always translate to complication. It always has that potential, however. For instance, my experience playing 3.5e was that the complexity(or the sheer number of options, if you'd prefer) always slowed down the game because it had the potential to exist at the table even when no one took those options. You could reduce an attack roll in the game down to 1) Roll to hit and 2) Roll for damage. But within those steps there are many substeps. Those substeps all take time so they rea...
  • 03:53 PM - Jacob Lewis quoted Morrus in post Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?
    Well, thatís branding, isnít it? People would say ďIím playing Critical Role tonight!Ē and folks would know what that means. Building a brand is hard, but if anybody in the TRPG space, CR would have the best shot at it. I agree. If anybody has a shot of creating a successful RPG based on branding without any real game design experience (not to discount Mercer's ability and homebrewing), it would be them. That said, I don't know if it would be as lucrative as what they do now. You of all people should know how much work and effort goes into creating, designing, and publishing an RPG. These people are mostly just actors, and a lot of them have a minimal interest in even mastering the system they are currently using. They were in it for the characters and the story-telling, and largely rely on someone else to tell them how a specific ability, spell, or feature might work. And this may even extend to how their viewers feel about watching them. How many viewers check out a couple episodes beca...
  • 06:34 AM - jmucchiello quoted Morrus in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    I think itís interesting that, give the sheer size of CR fandom, they could possibly consider launching their own Critical Role RPG which could rival D&D. Even if it didnít, it would probably be the second biggest RPG in the world. They would have to have someone else write that game. And I doubt Matt would want to lose access to Beholders, Gith, Mind Flayers, or Dragons of color and metal and all the other lore associated with D&D. They would also have to retool the ongoing stream. Now campaign 3 being something other than D&D? That would be interesting. But again, I don't think Matt would want to create a new game. Or oversee someone else making one. D&D has worked for him since he was teenager. Sure, the home game was Pathfinder but PF is just D&D with serial numbers rubbed out.
  • 04:37 AM - Hussar quoted Morrus in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    Is it fragile? Or is it just where the hobby is going? Well, how would that actually work? You have a small fraction of people playing RPG's and putting that content out there for people to watch. The hobby cannot survive solely on streamers. It's not like any of the streaming dollars are going into RPG company hands. And, it's not like streamers need to play the current edition or game to put out content. It is a concerning trend. But, hopefully, there will be enough handoff with stream watchers becoming gamers that it will keep the industry going. Certainly looks healthy right now.
  • 02:04 AM - Kite474 quoted Morrus in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    Indeed. WotC itself attributed over 50% of new players to streaming shows. http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4677-Over-Half-Of-New-D-D-Players-Got-Into-Game-From-Watching-Online-Play&p=7280454 The medium is outgrowing the game. Which is both great and kind of worrying. Great in that thats a crap ton of people and its always good to see more people. Worrying In the sense that what little success there is built on something kind of fragile... I guess it only serves to show how tiny this industry kind of is.
  • 02:01 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Trek Discovery not getting any better I fear.
    Days, names, facts... itís all good! Awww it hurts. Good at recognising faces usually takes a while for names to sink in. Probably using the phone doesn't help.
  • 12:50 AM - Kurotowa quoted Morrus in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    I think itís interesting that, give the sheer size of CR fandom, they could possibly consider launching their own Critical Role RPG which could rival D&D. Even if it didnít, it would probably be the second biggest RPG in the world. I don't see that as a likely move. The CR crew are actors, not game designers. There's not exactly a lot of skill overlap there. I mean, maybe they could commission a CR branded RPG to be designed for them, but why? They'd basically have to build an entire design, publishing, and distribution chain. Right now WotC does all that for them. Symbiosis is easier, more efficient, and lets everyone focus on what they do best. I mean, CR will want to retain their independence because they want creative freedom, sure. But not everyone wants to be a monolithic vertically integrated multi-media behemoth. Disney is not a reasonable aspirational model for most people. :D
  • 12:49 AM - CleverNickName quoted Morrus in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    I think itís interesting that, give the sheer size of CR fandom, they could possibly consider launching their own Critical Role RPG which could rival D&D. Even if it didnít, it would probably be the second biggest RPG in the world.That's certainly true. Reading through some of the comments on the Kickstarter, I get the impression that a good number of backers are helping to fund this project out of a desire to "give back" to Critical Role. There are lots of heartfelt stories about how CR helped people through a hard period of their life, or helped inspire them to start a game of their own, or made them feel "cool" for playing D&D, etc. They've captured lightning in a bottle. I hope they don't try to create their own RPG, though. While I'm sure it would be successful, I worry it would split their community. But CR seems content to roll with 5E D&D. (I'm not even going to apologize for that pun.) Their Tal'Dorei Campaign Guide is quality work and has been generally well-received; I h...
  • 12:39 AM - Reynard quoted Morrus in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    I think itís interesting that, give the sheer size of CR fandom, they could possibly consider launching their own Critical Role RPG which could rival D&D. Even if it didnít, it would probably be the second biggest RPG in the world. I smell a stretch goal...
  • 12:32 AM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Star Trek Discovery not getting any better I fear.
    Itís on Fridays on Netflix. Thursdays in America on their channel, I think. Sounds about right. I don't usually pay attention to the days shows land.



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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
708 0 3 Friday, 11th July, 2014, 03:36 PM Friday, 11th July, 2014, 03:36 PM
N.E.W. Playtest Characters
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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" ...
127 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.
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SANTIAGO AP #3: Of Devils & Virgins (Pathfinder RPG)
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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.

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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.
51130 +10 2 Sunday, 22nd June, 2014, 11:01 AM Sunday, 22nd June, 2014, 11:01 AM
ZEITGEIST #8: DIASPORA (4E & Pathfinder versions)
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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
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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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