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    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    Yes, we've been deleting them all day. It's exhausting! Some glitch somewhere with the news article scheduler we haven't found yet.
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    Yesterday, 02:11 PM
    Next week, the "behind the scenes" book for the TV show Stranger Things comes out. Jon Peterson has scored a copy, and has some photos... and they're of the D&D character sheets for the TV characters! The book is called Worlds Turned Upside Down.
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    Friday, 19th October, 2018, 03:28 PM
    As the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Kickstarter enters its final days, we have got approval from Rebellion to share some really exciting news, and we wanted to tell you as soon as possible! Our Plans For 2019We have a range of products planned for 2019, all of which will require the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD core rulebook. Today we'd like to tell you about four of them. We...
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    Friday, 19th October, 2018, 01:37 PM
    I’m not sure I get it either. You had 70 players show interest, but then you fired them all and are looking for new players? I mean, people are busy. If they showed interest, they may be able to play at a later date or whatever. They probably won’t now! :)
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    Friday, 19th October, 2018, 10:30 AM
    Disagreeing with somebody isn't a reason to start insulting them. If you can't disagree politely without namecalling, find some other thread to post in.
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    Friday, 19th October, 2018, 12:43 AM
    The number you refer to was 15M in North America.
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 09:12 PM
    You sound nice.
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 08:28 PM
    Was there something you’d like to say?
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 07:01 PM
    Earlier this week, I posted about DnD Sports, an upcoming competitive streaming D&D "e-sports" tournament run by D&D Beyond and Encounter Roleplaying, using the Roll20 platform, complete with large cash prizes. As of today, the name of the tournament has been changed to RPG Sports, and dndsports.tv now redirects to rpgsports.tv. They state that this is a rebranding in order to expand...
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 04:12 PM
    Playing in a recently released city adventure? Over on EN5ider, you'll find twelve new spells for various classes, designed for urban environments. Whether evading guards, catching thieves, or navigating dark alleys, these spells are the mainstay of the city-born caster. Carvel's convoked conveyance, dubious aura, hellish handshake, and verminous shroud are just some of the spells found here,...
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 01:40 PM
    It's a Ravnica bonanza today! In addition to a look at the Ravnica: Broken Pact livestream, and an overview of some races and other rules from the upcoming setting book, there's also an art preview from WotC's Nathan Stewart by artist Vicktor Titov, as part of his Extra Life charity fundraising efforts. Dinosaurs!
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 12:38 PM
    I guess they must be unconsciously, but my characters and settings are so divorced from reality that it's certainly not blatant.
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 12:45 AM
    I just quickly looked at the downloads table and as far as I can make out they all have the PDFs linked there. Were there any in particular which are missing a link? The Act 3 hardcover is there on RPGNow: https://www.rpgnow.com/product/200120/Zeitgeist-The-Gears-of-Revolution--Act-Three-The-Age-of-Reason-4e?cPath=266_6280&filters=0_0_0_44294_0
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    Thursday, 18th October, 2018, 12:11 AM
    The whole thing is available for 4E. Which links are not active? http://www.rpgnow.com/browse.php?cPath=266_6280
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 05:33 PM
    You don't need to insult people you don't agree with.
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 04:06 PM
    At nearly $200K after one day since launch, the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition is pretty much smashing it on Kickstarter. This is a new edition of the popular multi-genre tabletop RPG ruleset, updated to a new edition after 15 years of advancements. This includes new narrative play elements, and updates to every aspect of the game. "We've taken everything we've learned over the...
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 12:49 PM
    Sector 49, Tablestory's livestreamed Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD campaign, launched on Monday night. You can watch it live every Monday, catch up on YouTube on Wednesdays, or hear the audio version on Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk every Friday, so there's a variety of ways to follow along depending on which suits you best. The players are perps in this campaign (as you...
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    Tuesday, 16th October, 2018, 04:58 PM
    The post you replied to was made in May 2018, over 8 years ago. :)
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    Tuesday, 16th October, 2018, 11:28 AM
    Just one career? Shouldn't be too much effort. I'd be happy to offer feedback, but I can't actually edit your product for you.
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    Tuesday, 16th October, 2018, 10:30 AM
    For those of us who don’t have a mathematical background (ie me)could you explain what that is?
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 07:00 PM
    Fantasy Grounds reports the latest RPG system usage! Most games are up a few percent, and it looks like D&D 5E is remaining steady, and Pathfinder 2 has started to make an appearance in the charts. The following charts show usage in the last 12 months (PF2, of course, has only been available for a few weeks). Ruleset
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 06:57 PM
    I can confirm that a Fantasy Bestiary is in the works. In the meantime, the online bestiary is crammed full of monsters and NPCs. http://www.woinrpg.com/search-bestiary/
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 06:09 PM
    It seems like the rumours of D&D as e-sports weren't so far off after all in today's bit of unexpected news, as D&D Beyond and Encounter Roleplaying have announced DnDSports. "DnDSports is the first online D&D Tournament in a cooperative Party vs Party setting from Encounter Roleplay & DnDBeyond with a grand prize of $5,000." Here's the full announcement: Imagine if two parties...
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 05:15 PM
    Absolutely. Nothing more boring than going through the motions of a fight which is clearly over.
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 01:33 PM
    Released this weekend was the second in the "W"-Series of genre-spanning adventures for WOIN, which started with W1 Xenomorphs: The Fall of Somerset Landing, and continues with W2 Dark Decade: From Dust to Dawn. Explore New York in 1980s, against a backdrop of vampires and worse! Welcome to the Dark DecadeThe 1980s were a dark time, with the shadow of nuclear annihilation, and the constant...
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 01:31 PM
    Released this weekend was the second in the "W"-Series of genre-spanning adventures for WOIN, which started with W1 Xenomorphs: The Fall of Somerset Landing, and continues with W2 Dark Decade: From Dust to Dawn. Explore New York in 1980s, against a backdrop of vampires and worse! Welcome to the Dark DecadeThe 1980s were a dark time, with the shadow of nuclear annihilation, and the constant...
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 12:34 PM
    Last month EN5ider introduced the orb-wielding Lodestar class. This month we have two new Training Methods for the Lodestar: Imaginative training which enriches the soul, discovering peace by way of indulgence; and Instinct training which melds soul and body, tempering soul fragments to act naturally and instinctively. Recently on EN5ider:
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 08:02 PM
    Morrus replied to Welcome Thread
    Welcome! We’re not going anywhere. We predate G+ by an entire decade, and outlasted it. We’ll be here for a long, long time yet. :)
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 08:00 PM
    Episode 2. Mixed feelings. I wasn’t keen on defeatist Doctor; and the fact that they are only alive because of a 1 in a trillion trillion trillion trillion chance of a passing spaceship picking them up in space. Both undermine the Doctor to me. Theme tune — awesomeness still. I love it. Less bombastic than recent years, and more mysterious. What did you guys think of the new TARDIS...
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 03:30 PM
    Hasbro pays just fine.
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 02:42 AM
    There aren’t rules. The person who is hiring will look at your resume and decide if they want to interview you. If they interview you, they’ll then decide if they want to hire you. You can’t rules-lawyer it or get them to hire you on a technicality. I feel weird explaining the concept of a job application to somebody. :)
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 02:19 AM
    Yes, but they’ll look at it.
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 01:35 AM
    *shrug* You know the rule; the Golden Flounce is a one-way ticket. See ya, I guess.
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 12:09 AM
    There was only one part. There was no TARDIS. And it was only an hour long. Grace did die though. :)
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 04:32 PM
    Chaosium founder Greg Stafford passed away yesterday at the age of 70. An iconic game designer, he was known for the world of Glorantha, Pendragon, RuneQuest, the Ghostbusters RPG, and much more. Our thoughts and sympathies go to his friends, family, and co-workers. Stafford founded Chaosium in 1975. Chaosium report that he passed at his home, and that his passing was painless.
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 02:25 PM
    This was written on October 5th. Today is October 12th. October 14th is in the future! :)
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 02:06 PM
    As part of the Extra Life charity event, WotC's Nathan Stewart has shared page 27 of the upcoming book, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 02:04 PM
    As part of the Extra Life charity event, WotC's Nathan Stewart has shared page 27 of the upcoming book, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 01:48 PM
    Robert Schwalb, who you may know from previous titles such as Dungeons & Dragons Editions 3-5, Shadow of the Demon Lord, and, indeed, the upcoming Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD, is making a return to D&D with his own third party imprint, Max Press (named after his cat). From the announcement: For the last three years, I focused on creating and expanding the first roleplaying...
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 11:22 AM
    I personally prefer names like Glasstaff and The Black Spider over Sharokina and Sahastra, as there's no way on earth I'm going to remember the latter. And I don't think Glasstaff is any worse than Skywalker.
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    Thursday, 11th October, 2018, 06:51 PM
    I am rubbish at reading all the backstory in published adventures. It always feels like I'm revising for an exam. I"m reading one now. It's only 4 pages of backstory, but it is *dense* with names and places and history. It very much feels like I'm doing schoolwork! Especially since it's 4 page of backstory and then about 16 pages of adventure. It feels like a history book. Reached a...
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    Thursday, 11th October, 2018, 02:37 PM
    Bruce "Voyage of the Prince Ark" Heard's latest Kickstarter is a gazetteer about a "realm of wizards and demons". Set in his world of Calidar, its a system-neutral setting supplement framed around the voyage of the skyship Star Phoenix. Bruce has kindly sent along a full page "preview" of the book, which is called Wings of Darkness! The book weighs in at 132-pages, and comes in both...
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    Wednesday, 10th October, 2018, 10:36 PM
    Morrus started a thread Minotaur PCs in Ravnica
    Was this confirmed before? Minotaur PCs definitely in Ravnica. https://twitter.com/JeremyECrawford/status/1049724912867323904 "Your wish has been fulfilled! Minotaurs appear as a playable race in "Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica." - Jeremy Crawford.
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    Wednesday, 10th October, 2018, 10:14 PM
    Our friends over at Tablestory will be live streaming their Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD campaign! This is the trailer for Sector 49, a weekly live-streamed Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD game which launches on Monday, 15th October. For the audio version, be sure to subscribe to Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop News podcast at https://morrus.podbean.com or your favourite...
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    Wednesday, 10th October, 2018, 09:55 PM
    Our friends over at Tablestory will be live streaming their Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD campaign! This is the trailer for Sector 49, a weekly live-streamed Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD game which launches on Monday, 15th October. For the audio version, be sure to subscribe to Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop News podcast at https://morrus.podbean.com or your favourite...
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    Wednesday, 10th October, 2018, 12:26 AM
    Well if he did, I’m sure I wouldn’t notice. Never heard of him.
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 05:29 PM
    It's a ghost remnant of the old Rep system. I have no idea how or why it thinks there's a new rep comment. I've trued to investigate this before and couldn't figure it out.
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 05:15 PM
    There's a new Unearthed Arcana up from Keith Baker, Ruty Rutenberg, and Ben Petrisor -- "This month's Unearthed Arcana looks at the magic items that are part of everyday life in the world of Eberron. Arcane focuses, enchanted clothing, warforged components, and more are all common sights for the citizens of the Five Nations." The material in this month's Unearthed Arcana also appears...
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 05:12 PM
    There's a new Unearthed Arcana up from Keith Baker, Ruty Rutenberg, and Ben Petrisor -- "This month's Unearthed Arcana looks at the magic items that are part of everyday life in the world of Eberron. Arcane focuses, enchanted clothing, warforged components, and more are all common sights for the citizens of the Five Nations." The material in this month's Unearthed Arcana also appears...
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 04:06 PM
    I didn't know who she was before she appeared in Doctor Who. Not really the sort of music I tend to be around!
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 11:14 AM
    I'm not super clear what this is. Is it an adventure combined with a comic? If so, that sounds quite cool.
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 10:50 AM
    The actor. I associate him with daytime quiz shows. I’m sure my perception will change over the coming weeks.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 10:13 PM
    Daleks lose their potency when they're defeated twice a year.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 11:35 AM
    The ZEITGEIST adventure path continues over on EN5ider! Conspiracy, dwarven assassins, rogue fey lords, and a haunted mountain! A conspiracy has woven itself firmly into the dark underbelly of the city of Flint. The Royal Homeland Constabulary (RHC) has learned of its existence and knows it has a base beneath the haunted mountain named Cauldron Hill. Now at the king’s command it is time to rip...
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 11:19 AM
    Sure, just put it in the Older Editions forum.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 11:18 AM
    I would love to see how the countdown option works in practice.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 10:40 AM
    Technically no, as you don't get it until later, but if the GM were to allow it I don't think it would break anything.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 12:06 AM
    The initial new-Doctor monsters are always a bit throw-away. Eccleston -- wheelie bins and a puddle of ooze Tennant -- pyjamas, sleeps all episode, then sword fighting an alien leader (the best of the intros, I guess) Smith -- a big eyeball who runs away when he says who he is Capaldi -- I can't even remember!
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    Sunday, 7th October, 2018, 10:49 PM
    I never like the new Doctor amnesia stuff. But she was great. She's closest to Tennant, if I were to compare her to previous Doctors, but I'm sure she'll put her own solid stamp on it soon enough. Loved the old school 60s/70s style theme tune. Still not sold on Bradley Walsh.
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    Sunday, 7th October, 2018, 03:01 PM
    Looking forward to this! So Pegg plays the father of the character that was based on him in the comic book?
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    Sunday, 7th October, 2018, 12:49 PM
    What an odd thing to say.
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    Saturday, 6th October, 2018, 02:44 PM
    A quick Ravnica update! During a live streamed show this week, WoC's Nathan Stewart showed off the Circle of Spores druid from the upcoming Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica. Thanks to the folks over at sageadvice.eu for grabbing screenshots!
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    Saturday, 6th October, 2018, 02:41 PM
    The “W”-Series of adventures each introduce a new genre to WOIN, inspired by the greatest that pop-culture has to offer. Each contains a full adventure, along with new setting information, rules, careers, monsters, equipment, and more. The “W”-Series began with W1 Xenomorphs: The Fall of Somerset Landing. W2 Dark Decade has finished layout and will be available very soon.
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    Saturday, 6th October, 2018, 10:32 AM
    It already had one, unless something unfortunate has happened to Queen Silvia.
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    Friday, 5th October, 2018, 11:11 PM
    I'm not going to watch that. 5 minutes is too much of the film for a trailer! I'm going to see the movie anyhow, but I don't want it completely spoiled.
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    Friday, 5th October, 2018, 11:24 AM
    Swedish publishers Free League Publishing and Järnringen have just announced that they have merged to become a single company under the Free League Publishing banner. These publishers, who consistently win awards and top "most anticipated polls", as well as running massive successful Kickstarter campaigns, are responsible for highly praised games like Tales from the Loop, and Mutant: Year Zero....
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    Thursday, 4th October, 2018, 06:47 PM
    As promised! We’ve hit the massive total of £100K in the Kickstarter, and so it’s time to release the free Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Quickstart! Click on the image above to find it over on DTRPG.
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    Thursday, 4th October, 2018, 11:19 AM
    1. 5’ squares. 2. It’s based on relative size. A medium creature uses a medium weapon with one hand. If your weapon is a size category smaller than you you can use it one handed. If it is a size category larger than you then you must uses it two handed. 3. Before the roll.
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    Thursday, 4th October, 2018, 10:34 AM
    OLD already has corruption rules (in the appendix).
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    Thursday, 4th October, 2018, 04:00 AM
    I even heard a podcast mention Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth this week - however, they didn’t know the name, they just mentioned one of the encounters in it that screamed “S4” to me. I really want to run that one again - maybe with a 5e party so that I could mitigate the deadliness a bit.
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    Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018, 10:26 AM
    It renews automatically until you cancel it.
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    Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018, 12:47 AM
    This thread doesn’t appear to be about gaming any more, so it’s time to put it to bed.
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    Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018, 04:36 PM
    It’s a skill. Or you spend 3 XP.
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    Monday, 1st October, 2018, 11:22 AM
    Tales of the Old Margerve is a collection of 5E adventures set in an ancient, enchanted forest in Kobold Press' Midgard setting on Kickstarter right now. Kobold Press has sent along a preview of one of the monsters from the book -- the Briar Man, an undead fey vampiric monstrosity! The Kickstarter itself contains two books (and an optional pawn stretch goal). The primary book contains...
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    Monday, 1st October, 2018, 11:03 AM
    EN5ider this week features a mighty CR 27 monster! While technically an ancient red dragon, Syndrathrax’s necromantic transformations and attempted apotheoses have forever altered her. Though she shares the massive size of her fellow red wyrms she is gaunt and skeletal, and her scales sapped of their red luster and now bone white. Thanks to the necromantic energy that permeates her body she...
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    Monday, 1st October, 2018, 11:00 AM
    Wowzers. That will take a lot of unpacking! That's a LOT of questions! :) OK, here goes. I doubt I'll get to the end today, but I'll try to make a start. I'll skip the general comments and try to focus on the questions. The spellcraft skill has a section on page 156. It is knowledge about magic, as opposed to magical skill.
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    Sunday, 30th September, 2018, 10:19 PM
    I don’t really have any insight into how their company is arranged.
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    Sunday, 30th September, 2018, 09:33 PM
    Nothing wrong with trying something and saying “let’s let the market decide this one”.
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    Sunday, 30th September, 2018, 01:51 PM
    I have never heard a drink referred to as a “mild alcoholic beverage” before! Sounds like what Data from Star Trek would call it! :)
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    Saturday, 29th September, 2018, 02:23 PM
    Fans of Deep Space Nine, and especially those who want to play Ferengi or Changelings, will enjoy this short PDF from Modiphius for Star Trek Adventures. Not only are those two new races now available, but the stats of the DS9 crew are also provided. "This PDF contains statistics for the crew and residents of Deep Space 9, including Captain Sisko, Major Kira Nerys, Lt. Commander Worf, Chief...
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    Saturday, 29th September, 2018, 10:23 AM
    There isn’t to my knowledge, no. Sorry.
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    Friday, 28th September, 2018, 10:13 PM
    No, it’s basically the same system as Baldur’a Gate and Neverwinter Nights.
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    Friday, 28th September, 2018, 10:15 AM
    It’s not a binary choice between those two things.
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Thursday, 18th October, 2018

  • 11:58 PM - pming mentioned Henry in post DnD Sports Changes Name To RPG Sports
    Hiya! Actually...I feel MUCH better about the whole thing now. Before, with D&D in the name, I figured it had to have been given at least the nod of approval from WotC (who would then be taking a sizable chunk of the change for it). But now knowing it is just one company trying to pull it off, and, ahem, "expanding" it to all/other RPG's...makes me breath easier. That said...I'll never watch or support Roll20. To explain my reasons would get me kicked off these forums, so I'll leave it at "I'm not keen on many of the behind-the-scenes reasons and attitudes of Nolan in regards to some of his customers". I'll stick with Fantasy Grounds II. It's easier, prettier, and nicer to use over longer games...imho, of course. Lastly: Watching tabletop Wargamming...oh yeah! THAT I would watch...well, I'd watch on my own time anyway (wouldn't 'tune in' to watch it, so to speak). And, as Henry pointed out...watching most of several groups of players tackle the same Tournament Adventure Module (like Tomb of Horrors, Slave Pits of the Undercity, Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, etc) and finding out which group of players played the best. That, again, I'd watch. But a "battle royal PvP, kill other PC's in an arena" type thing? Er...no interest what so ever. I'm actually so against that idea that I hope it fails...and transforms into something I would support (like the above mentioned "Party v. Module" thing). ^_^ Paul L. Ming

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

  • 07:32 AM - Coroc mentioned Henry in post Xanathar's Elven Accuracy
    Henry Yup, that style of rogue/pally might work rp wise, but not many else. You and Arial Black have thus convinced me so far and i will send Aragorn the dual wield drow ninja turtle Hobbit pirate to the rescue of the unjustly incarcerated Sir Pureheart, so he might earn enough XP to take a dip in light cleric so he can self heal between double backstabs :P

Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017

  • 08:11 PM - Rune mentioned Henry in post Hidden

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

  • 04:31 AM - Rune mentioned Henry in post Hidden

Sunday, 23rd April, 2017

  • 04:18 PM - Ancalagon mentioned Henry in post Back Up Character / Help Me Choose - Poll
    If you want to be a wizard, and if you like the notion of being "in the fight" as noted by Henry, why not a bladesinger wizard? (I know very little about the class, just that they are, presumably good in a fight). Another alternative would be a mountain dwarf wizard with abjuration specialty (*very tough*, medium armor, axes)... you wouldn't be an expert meleeist per say, but you would be doing fine on the front lines. Seems like the way to go to get best of both worlds.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017

  • 01:44 AM - TheCosmicKid mentioned Henry in post Anyone else think the Bard concept is just silly?
    Magic in D&D is still pseudo-Vancian. This isn't 4E, where you can just re-fluff spells however you want and it doesn't matter because nothing means anything. When a bard cast Cure Wounds, they are doing so by following the rules of magic, which has a scientifically predictable effect depending on the spell slot they spend. Regardless of what you try to re-fluff the bard into, it is and always will be the mechanical representation of Elan.Uh... there's nothing in the rules of magic that says it doesn't work the way Henry described. The verbal component in cure wounds is not specified to be an Elanesque silly ditty.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017

  • 01:28 PM - Dualazi mentioned Henry in post Unearthed Arcana: Starter Spells; Plus UA Returning To Monthly & Sage Advice Returning
    Henry I strongly agree, which is one of many reasons I hated the Theurge. Wizards already have huge spell lists that are evidently set to get bigger, they don't need to invade other class' turf as well. Lanliss While I do like the warlock class conceptually and mechanically, I feel it has strayed pretty far from the theme of classical witches and the like. I'd definitely say that it's easier to create that archetypal character through the wizard/druid/alchemist currently.

Thursday, 3rd November, 2016

  • 10:28 PM - Balfore mentioned Henry in post D&D Modules and Campaigns
    All really good points! Henry, I find that making a Word document, with 2 columns works for me. First I format the Word doc with 2 columns. Then I search online for stat blocks for the monsters I need. Then I use the Google snipping tool, and paste the entire block into a column. Then, at the bottom, I make numbered lines that look like this: 1. AC 15, HP 45_______________ 2. AC 15, HP 45_______________ and so on (however many there are of that monster). That allows me to keep track of HP as we go. I continue that process for the entire section. Then I email the doc to my job and print it in black and white (no need to waste ink at home, lol). Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

Friday, 30th October, 2015

  • 09:13 PM - El Mahdi mentioned Henry in post Warlord Name Poll
    ...; @CapnZapp; @CaptainConundrum ; @CaptainGemini ; @Carlsen Chris ; @casterblaster ; @CasvalRemDeikun; @cbwjm ; @ccooke ; @Celebrim ; @Celondon @ChameleonX ; @Charles Wright ; ChrisCarlson; @CM ; @cmad1977 ; @costermonger ; @Creamsteak ; @Crothian ; @Cybit ; @Dausuul; @Dayte ; @dd.stevenson ; @DEFCON 1 ; @Delazar ; @DersitePhantom ; @Diffan ; @discosoc; @D'karr ; @Doc Klueless ; @doctorbadwolf ; @DonAdam ; @Dragoslav ; @Duganson; @EdL ; @EditorBFG ; @Edwin Suijkerbuijk ; @Eejit ; @ehren37 ; @Elfcrusher ; @El Mahdi ; @epithet; @erf_beto ; @Eric V ; @eryndel ; @Evenglare ; @ExploderWizard ; @EzekielRaiden; @Fedge123 ; @fendak ; @FireLance ; @Fishing_Minigame ; @Flamestrike ; @FLexor the Mighty! ; @Forged Fury ; @Fragsie ; @Fralex ; @FreeTheSlaves ; @froth ; @Gadget; @Galendril ; @GameOgre ; @Garthanos ; @Ghost Matter ; @Giltonio_Santos ; @Gimul; @GMforPowergamers ; @Gnashtooth ; @Green1 ; @GreenKarl ; @Greg K ; @GreyLord; @Grimmjow ; @Grydan ; @GX.Sigma ; @Halivar ; @HEEGZ ; @Hemlock ; @Henry ; @Herobizkit; @Hussar; @IchneumonWasp ; @I'm A Banana ; @Imaro ; @Iosue ; @Irennan ; @JackOfAllTirades; @jacktannery ; @jadrax ; @Jaelommiss ; @JamesTheLion ; @JamesonCourage ; @JasonZZ; @jayoungr ; @JediGamemaster ; @JeffB ; @Jester Canuck ; @jgsugden ; @jodyjohnson; @Joe Liker ; @JohnLynch ; @Johnny3D3D ; @KarinsDad ; @kerbarian ; @kerleth ; @Kinak; @KingsRule77 ; @Kirfalas ; @Kobold Stew ; @koga305 ; @Lanefan ; @Lanliss ; @Leatherhead; @Libramarian ; @Li Shenron ; @LuisCarlos17f ; @lowkey13 ; @Manbearcat ; @MarkB; @MechaPilot ; @Mecheon ; @mellored ; @Mephista ; @Mercule ; @MG.0 ; @MichaelSomething; @Miladoon ; @Minigiant ; @Mishihari Lord ; @Mistwell ; @MoogleEmpMog ; @Mon @MonkeezOnFire ; @MoonSong(Kaiilurker) ; @MostlyDm ; @Mouseferatu ; @MoutonRustique; @Nemesis Destiny ; @neobolts ; @Neonchameleon ; @Nifft ; @nightspaladin ; @nomotog; @n00bdragon ; @Obryn ; @Ohillion ; @oknazevad ; @Olgar Shiverstone ; @Orlax ; @Otterscrubber ; @Pandamonium87 ; @Paraxis ; @PaulO. ; @Pauln6 ; ...

Saturday, 19th September, 2015

  • 07:28 PM - Quickleaf mentioned Henry in post DMG's definition of "Deadly" is much less deadly than mine: Data Aggregation?
    ...e, the DMG adjusted experience seems to produce easier encounters than these definitions). In my experience, the point of actual 50%-chance-of-death-in-the-absence-of-really-smart-tactical-play comes when there are an equal number of N level PCs and CR N monsters, which works out at approximately 4x the official Deadly threshold. That's just at the raw mechanical level and there are a number of factors that can tilt the balance toward either side to make Deadly come sooner (e.g. exploit 120' drow darkvision and poison against a melee-centric party) or to make 10x Deadly encounters survivable (Necromancer undead skeleton archers), but as a general guideline I find that Quadruple-Deadly fights make you have to think hard about how you'll survive while anything less is a straightforward "kill the enemy and take their stuff." Awesome, thanks for putting some hard numbers to it. So you're saying 400% of the DMG Deadly threshold is ACTUALLY DEADLY? This contrasts noticeably with Henry's suggestion of 120% of the Deadly threshold is DEADLY. I wonder why such a large discrepancy.
  • 06:57 AM - Quickleaf mentioned Henry in post DMG's definition of "Deadly" is much less deadly than mine: Data Aggregation?
    Cleric cast bless and that tipped things in the PCs favor. But otherwise dice rolls were mostly balanced. Thanks for the +20% estimate Henry. Is the +20% across the board for all encounter difficulties, or just deadly ones?

Saturday, 12th September, 2015

  • 11:12 PM - Rune mentioned Henry in post Hidden

Saturday, 1st August, 2015

  • 10:03 PM - Rune mentioned Henry in post Hidden

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015

  • 11:24 AM - Connorsrpg mentioned Henry in post EN5ider #29: As Good As His Blade: A Dozen New Weapon Properties
    Oh, I get you now Henry. ;) Thanks. I kind of agree with you. I guess I divided them up initially, as I was not sure how some of the ones that messed with 'what was there' or added complicated systems would be accepted, so I thought I would make that clear. Maybe not worrying about separating them at all would have been best ;) Not sure I would go with separate weapon charts - even more confusing (and what about weapons with new qualities from different 'categories'?) I do know what you mean now though, and yes, perhaps this should have just been a list of qualities with a statement at the start. In any case the weapons are really just a few examples I took from my expanded weapon charts. I was trying to write in a style more to encourage the GM to come up with their own extra weapons and use the qualities to distinguish them from other similar weapons. Thanks for you thoughts though Henry. Would love to hear whether you incorporate any of the qualities.
  • 07:01 AM - Connorsrpg mentioned Henry in post EN5ider #29: As Good As His Blade: A Dozen New Weapon Properties
    Thanks Henry, but I am not sure I follow your idea. Is it a layout issue, or the ordering of the info? ilsundal. Thanks for the kind words. I know people don't like following links here much on ENWorld ;), but if you are interested in seeing how this relates to the weapons in the PHB AND a whole bunch more, you can check out our Equipment Page here: http://connorscampaigns.wikidot.com/d-d-equipment (NB: I may have to adjust some of the names myself, as some weapon property names changed several times through the editing process - especially Readied, which I still have labelled as 'Set for Charge' on the website).

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015

  • 01:49 AM - pukunui mentioned Henry in post Hireling Costs
    Henry: OK. My PCs are at 6th level - and although there are five of them, this player says her character "isn't stupid enough" to risk getting captured by the duergar again without backup. Of course, she was willing to send her PC off alone on a 20-day round trip journey through the wilderness to their base town, but I pointed out there's a closer town known to cater to adventurers, so the others have agreed to head that way with her PC to look at hiring some reinforcements. Do you reckon I should just limit them to the low end of the scale: eg. acolyte, bandit, guard, scout, tribe member?

Thursday, 11th June, 2015

  • 03:13 AM - Morrus mentioned Henry in post Wherein we ask each other dialect questions we don't quite understand
    A few years ago, when visiting Sweden for work, I spent time with my Swedish and English coworkers. I taught them the meaning of "riding shotgun" and "calling shotgun." Do our non-Americans here know why "knock up" is funny to Americans? Do you know the terms Shag and shotgun? Do our non-Southerners here know the Shag? (I bet few Southerners even know the Shag, nowadays.) We know - and use - the shotgun terminology. While American in origin, it's not at all obscure. The 'knock-up' anecdote is one I've bizarrely heard from every American I've ever spoken to about dialects. I've never used or heard the term in any way except the "get pregnant" meaning, though I am aware of the alternate meaning. I only know about the Shag because Henry gave me a book about it at my first Gen Con. As you know, it means something very different over hear. If anyone says to you "fancy a shag?" they are not asking you to engage in a traditional Southern US dance. :)

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015

  • 11:22 PM - TornadoCreator mentioned Henry in post Player Flavour, Skills, & Money Sinks
    Henry Yeah, as I've said, at higher levels it may become unbalanced; I concede that. My main thinking though is once you get high enough that 7th level spells are commonplace is a jump in skills that big of an issue? Rogues & Bards already have Expertise available to them, so it's already part of the system; and Mastery is designed to be rare as I said. It could well require an adventure in it's own right to achieve. So really, this rule is going to manifest in play more often, as a way to pick up that extra proficiency or gain expertise in a skill or tool that defines your character. Mastery is, if anything, a high end goal and should be powerful. The whole "my bonus is higher than your D20 score" is intentional. It's to represent say, an archmages knowledge of the arcane, a top class assassin's ability to use stealth, a world famous bards ability to use performance etc. this isn't just a bonus you get, it should express the direction of the entire character and represent weeks of act...

Thursday, 7th May, 2015

  • 02:03 PM - Morrus mentioned Henry in post AMA Russ Morrissey (Morrus) (EN World, EN Publishing, ENnies, WOIN)
    You have done this for a long time and through going to conventions, running the ENnies, and in general being around people in the industry you must have some real good memories of time spent gaming or talking games with a few giants in the industry, can you tell us about a couple of those times? I know Gary Gygax was a poster here and did a couple AMA type things, did you ever get to just hang out with him? I can tell you about the time I FAILED to game with Gary Gygax! A few years back, Gary ran a game for the EN World moderators. It was on Wednesday night at Gen Con. As has happened every single year I've ever been, flight delays and immigration made me completely miss what was happening on Wednesday night (that's included a WotC D&D press dinner when 4E was announced, an event with Trapdoor Tech last year, and, og course, a friggin' game with Gary Gygax!) All I have to remind me of it are the gloating jeers of the likes of Piratecat, Henry, Rel, etc. Damn them. But no, I never got to actually game with him.

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Saturday, 20th October, 2018

  • 12:02 AM - TreChriron quoted Henry in post The New Savage Worlds Is Storming Kickstarter
    Does anyone know what are the biggest differences between this and the Explorer’s Edition? Here's a good summary --> https://www.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/9pesth/anyone_actually_got_a_clue_what_changes_are_in/

Friday, 19th October, 2018

  • 12:29 AM - Rygar quoted Henry in post DnD Sports Changes Name To RPG Sports
    I don't get the surprise that 'competitive D&D' would have an audience. Has anyone taken stock of the amount of theorycrafting that goes on in various online media platforms? Or has taken note of the popularity of things like Draft Kings for even people who don't actually participate for prize money? While I seriously doubt that this is going to become the next Fortnite, the idea of it having popularity is not a big surprise. Competitive D&D does have a history, it does have a draw, and if the setup was interesting enough, I'd probably watch it myself. I've said before that I know I'd be interested in seeing a tournament style even televised, but with good editing instead of watching every little inventory adjustment, as much to see how different teams handled different interesting challenges - almost like a "run four teams through white plume mountain, see who dies where" kind of thing. Can YOU handle the Frictionless Room and the Super-Tetanus without dying?* * P.S. Please don't tell me...

Thursday, 18th October, 2018

  • 09:43 PM - Flexor the Mighty! quoted Henry in post DnD Sports Changes Name To RPG Sports
    I don't get the surprise that 'competitive D&D' would have an audience. Has anyone taken stock of the amount of theorycrafting that goes on in various online media platforms? Or has taken note of the popularity of things like Draft Kings for even people who don't actually participate for prize money? While I seriously doubt that this is going to become the next Fortnite, the idea of it having popularity is not a big surprise. Competitive D&D does have a history, it does have a draw, and if the setup was interesting enough, I'd probably watch it myself. I've said before that I know I'd be interested in seeing a tournament style even televised, but with good editing instead of watching every little inventory adjustment, as much to see how different teams handled different interesting challenges - almost like a "run four teams through white plume mountain, see who dies where" kind of thing. Can YOU handle the Frictionless Room and the Super-Tetanus without dying?* * P.S. Please don't tel...

Friday, 12th October, 2018

  • 03:19 AM - Aaron L quoted Henry in post Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos Returns to 5E D&D
    Yeah, same here - but then, on a gaming board, I suspect you'll find this answer quite disproportionately. :) One of my high school English term papers in fact was about Lovecraft, using as my primary sources both S.T. Joshi's Lovecraft biography and some tidbits of information from the Call of Cthulhu RPG written by Sandy. My wife can say the same, because she was introduced to Lovecraft through me. I'd be curious how many gamers and non-gamers prior to 1990 were introduced to Lovecraft via the literature. I actually first read and fell in love with Lovecraft (HA!) before I started gaming, but had no idea who Lovecraft was until I discovered him through the Call of Cthulhu RPG. My family has always been huge readers, and we've have always had thousands of books in our house, picking up new ones when we found something interesting at yardsales and the like. When I was around 10 or so my grandmother picked up a copy of The Dunwich Horror and Other Tales paperback at a yardsale bec...

Monday, 17th September, 2018

  • 08:22 PM - Blue quoted Henry in post Curiosity: Demarcation between Personalizing and Homebrew
    I think for me, the cutoff is geographical IP. If it involves a different landmass as the main setting, not using any other owned IP landmasses, then from that point, it's officially homebrew. In truth, in keeping with the Theseus paradox, I recognize that there's always a range and there is no definitive dividing line, but if I had to choose, I'd choose there, just because when people usually say "homebrew" they're usually talking about whether they're using an existing campaign setting landmass or not. If they say "Dragonlance" or "Eberron" for instance, 9 times out of 10 they actually mean Krynn, or Khorvaire, etc. Even Matt Mercer's two streamed campaigns seem to follow suit, as he seems to call them his "Tal'dorei" campaign and his "Wildemount" Campaign, after the continents on which he set them. Take a bunch of player familiar with Eberron and Forgotten Realms. Transplant FR names, politics, etc onto a map of Khovaire. No dragonmarks, no dragonmarked houses, no Last War, no warfor...

Sunday, 16th September, 2018

  • 07:14 AM - MNblockhead quoted Henry in post New Survey
    Someone on Reddit once made a great observation: With the ascendency of online ordering and instant delivery, your sons might find the “shopping cart” icon becoming for them what the “floppy disk” save icon is for you. :) No, for ME the floppy-disk icon depicts the new-fangled disk that is 1.75 inches too small AND NOT FLOPPY! Jesh I'm feeling old. I used to connect a cassette TAPE drive to my first desktop computer for the gods' sake! My first desktop video games were on my TRS-80 from a connected cassette recorder.

Saturday, 15th September, 2018

  • 11:42 PM - DMMike quoted Henry in post New Survey
    Why don’t you take the survey yourself and find out? Sounds like you have some pretty strong opinions about the management’s motivations and their current M.O., so why not go through and tell ‘em what you think? Sounds like it's a pretty long survey. I don't need to contribute to the success of the Starbucks of RPGs. But let me know when WOIN has a survey. I'll take it.

Thursday, 13th September, 2018

  • 11:06 PM - GlassJaw quoted Henry in post Too Angry to Die: Building a Tanky Barbarian
    The scariest Barbarian I’ve yet seen in combat in 5e... ...was a halfling. :) He was a nasty little bear totem guy (we’d call him a bear-bearian) who had high Dex and Con, hard as heck to hit, and because of his halfling luck racial trait and bear totem had no fear of reckless attack. He didn’t do quite as much damage due to slightly lower Strength, but if he was raging, he Would. Not. Go. Down. When he split off into Fighter Champion for four levels, it only got better. I played a healer and used to joke that spending my cure spells on him was like getting a “buy one get one free” coupon, thanks to his bear totem. :) So glad someone mentioned this! One of the most fun characters I've played - 5E or otherwise - was a halfling barbarian. His personality was over the top but in addition, he fulfilled the role exactly what I intended: to always be the last one standing, or better yet, give his companions the opportunity to survive. Breaking down the build a bit more: Be...

Sunday, 9th September, 2018

  • 08:14 PM - Sadras quoted Henry in post X & O For More Fun
    Actually, yes - if the people causing others to use the X card take notice to what they are saying at that moment, and if it’s necessary to say for everyone’s enjoyment. If people aren't taking notice of what people are saying at the table then you have bigger problems than the tapping of X cards.

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018

  • 08:03 PM - pukunui quoted Henry in post How many of these Yawning Portal denizens from Waterdeep: Dragonheist can you identify?
    Actually, I'm thinking the dude (#6) hanging with Elminster (#10) may well be Mordenkainen, because of the black robes and diamond-shaped red gem: https://goo.gl/images/zV79pKGood thinking, cos Khelben is supposed to be dead. #12 is likely Storm Silverhand: https://goo.gl/images/utsuPjIsn’t she supposed to be dead as well? That said, if it is her, that means that 13 is likely another of the Seven Sisters. Did any of them play the harp? EDIT: That could be Calliope, because 66 is Joppa the fisherman.

Friday, 31st August, 2018

  • 02:57 PM - Kobold Boots quoted Henry in post Resolutions for the Fantasy Hero
    Interesting idea; having a hero “don’t” list. Heroes do end up in some goofball situations, usually not just through plot, but their own stupidity, sometimes. I do, however, have one counterpoint to the above list: Quite a bit of it sounds just like the “villains” list. Back in the 1990s, Iron Age comic book anti-heroes were big examples of following such a list - and they were unlikable sad sacks who weren’t that far different from the heroes, in my eyes. The classic “stupid good” heroes are likable because of their idealism, not in spite of it. Killing off villains because it’s convenient, spurning redemption because of practicality — these don’t make for people you root for, because taken to the extreme, you don’t end up with Captain America or classic Superman, you end up with Watchmen — or Zack Snyder’s Superman. :) Should D&D characters be held to this standard? If they’re good, then yes - but then, D&D has had a long tradition of its PCs being ironic murder-hoboes. On the Captain...

Thursday, 30th August, 2018

  • 10:20 PM - TerraDave quoted Henry in post What makes D&D, D&D?
    Is that like the theory that there cannot be good without evil, cool with suck, and awesome without terrible? Are you trying to say that the Paladin is just in there to make us thankful for the rest of D&D? Uh no. I didn't include him for two reasons: (1) The thief wasn't as inferred in the original quote as the fighter, cleric, and wizard were (the person 'holding the line' sounded more like a fighter to me, but fair enough, it could have been a rogue) (2) Prior to the white box D&D having Supplement I come out, it was still D&D. It was, in fact the argument could be made, the MOST Dungeons and Dragons of all Dungeons and Dragons. :) Or maybe just the oldest version of it. ;)
  • 04:09 PM - TerraDave quoted Henry in post What makes D&D, D&D?
    Original White Box D&D didn't start out with a thief/rogue... ;) I think you have to include Supplement I, as it had key things like differentiated damage dice (ie d8 for a longsword), the thief, and the PALADIN. Cannot be D&D without the paladin.
  • 03:41 PM - lowkey13 quoted Henry in post What makes D&D, D&D?
    Original White Box D&D didn't start out with a thief/rogue... ;) Well, true, but I'd say that the thief, or "thief concept" (not the fighter, magic user, or F/MU (aka, Cleric) is one of the four cores. :)
  • 02:59 PM - lowkey13 quoted Henry in post What makes D&D, D&D?
    -wizards, fighters, and clerics No thief? Um ... rogue?

Tuesday, 28th August, 2018

  • 01:00 PM - zztong quoted Henry in post biggest issue with PF2 playtest
    If you have multiple pages of house rules, to me that's kind of the opposite to "I Like PF1 as-is." :) If I see house rules, I typically conclude that the DM has found the system worthy and is just tailoring things to the needs of their game, but I can see where saying "as-is" would be confusing.

Monday, 27th August, 2018

  • 09:34 PM - BryonD quoted Henry in post biggest issue with PF2 playtest
    If you have multiple pages of house rules, to me that's kind of the opposite to "I Like PF1 as-is." :) It also sounds like for your personal journey you did try at least one other system before coming back, and as you note below it feels like time for a change. Meh, I don't know. Do you think swapping regeneration is a hit against the system? I really like engine and the chassis, I just like to redecorate. I mean, I probably hate the idea of Diablo "runes" more than I dislike the +level. But it is a no-brainer to me that you could swap that out in a heartbeat. I can also instantly fix +level to skills. I'm sure I'd have just as many house rules for PF2 on Day 1 as I do now for PF1. That's just me. I am eager for a change based on length of stay. I don't need it, but I would enjoy it. Absolutely understandable - however, what you've described definitely fits in the category of someone who would move on from PF1 in a heartbeat if you found an alternative that scratched the sa...
  • 08:40 PM - BryonD quoted Henry in post biggest issue with PF2 playtest
    I think the most important questions are: Do your players still like PF1 a lot as-is? Does your group have a lot of house rules to alter or restrict the current PF1 rules? Has there been frequent burn-out over current campaigns and restarts, or any expressed desire to swap temporarily to different game systems? If the answers above are "yes", "no", and "no" respectively, then PF2 might not be right for them. For our group, it's been a slow 5-year downhill slide from being absolutely in love with the PF1 rules, to having 6 and 7 pages of house rule adjustments, frequently ending campaigns after about 10th level, and outright banning certain classes, feats, spells and even entire option books at the table. For about the first 6 or 7 years, the majority of the group was in love and had no desire to change to anything else; but every since about two years ago, there has been obvious discontent in our group expressed enough to discuss hopping systems or at the least taking a scalpel to th...

Tuesday, 21st August, 2018

  • 09:29 AM - Starfox quoted Henry in post Let's talk about Doomsday Dawn
    Playing through it as written however is going to provide the most benefit... Perhaps for Paizo. I'm concerned mainly with my gaming group and their opinions. If the introduction to the system is overly deadly, it will color everyone's impression. Several posts on the Paizo forum express this has happened in other groups. What I will do is express my concerns to the group and let them choose. I might also make my own character to support the group - likely a divine sorcerer just to see if they work at all. The other three character is an elven bard, a half-elven rogue, and a gnome barbarian. Not exactly the pinnacle of optimization.
  • 12:19 AM - Lanefan quoted Henry in post Pathfinder 2 Detect Magic & Item ID ?
    While true, it also can slow down play dramatically - instead of focusing on the objective at hand, in practice I’ve seen players basically treating a dungeon like an antiques roadshow. :) It’s one place where realism can sometimes sacrifice fun at the table for players besides the wizard. It actually got bad enough in our home games that we instituted our own house rules nerfing detect magic into a 1st level spell, just to keep people from doing it every 15 feet. As a result, this change wound up setting very well with us.Detect Magic just shows something is magical. What I'd do instead is do away with auto-identification of an item's properties by a simple Arcana check, and instead make it that an item's properties can only be determined through actual field-testing (e.g. to test for water-walking you step into a puddle and see if you sink in or not) or repeated in-combat use in the case of weapon, armour, and shield. The fall-back could be ye olde Identify spell, which 1e D&D did a nice...


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