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I'm looking for most anything, save D&D4e.
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Tuesday, 6th November, 2018

  • 06:13 PM - Von Ether quoted Anthro78 in post John Wick Presents Lays Off 7th Sea Staff
    This seems to be a recurring theme with these huge money Kickstarters: It all starts out with dreams and promises, but the day to day realities of running a sustainable game company seems to be the thing that trips them all up. Sounds like we need a Kickstarter to pair good business managers with game designers to allow some more of these companies to last beyond the initial blush of the Kickstarter rose. That's why I'm more leery when I get a "For gamers, by gamers" vibe from a company.
  • 03:19 PM - imagineGod quoted Anthro78 in post John Wick Presents Lays Off 7th Sea Staff
    This seems to be a recurring theme with these huge money Kickstarters: It all starts out with dreams and promises, but the day to day realities of running a sustainable game company seems to be the thing that trips them all up. Sounds like we need a Kickstarter to pair good business managers with game designers to allow some more of these companies to last beyond the initial blush of the Kickstarter rose. John Wick Presents actually delivered all the original products of the Kickstarter (new core rules and The New World sourcebook) and even many stretch goals. Sadly, the initial recruitment went into overdrive after the Kickstarter instead of smaller sustainable teams.

Friday, 13th July, 2018

  • 03:49 PM - LazarX quoted Anthro78 in post Pathfinder 2 Character Sheet #2: Kyra, Human Cleric
    Um, re-read the second sheet. She has cantrips, like always. Fire ray is a domain power which even in PF1 is only available a set number of times per day, usually based on Wisdom for clerics. There's very little change there. The real change is in the major nerf to channeling.
  • 03:38 PM - Jester David quoted Anthro78 in post Pathfinder 2 Character Sheet #2: Kyra, Human Cleric
    Um, re-read the second sheet. She has cantrips, like always. Fire ray is a domain power which even in PF1 is only available a set number of times per day, usually based on Wisdom for clerics. There's very little change there. Sorry, typo. The word "offensive" was missed with a last second rephrase. I meant that there was non at-will offensive magic. It looks like PF2 will be keeping the wizard and sorcerer breaking out the sling or light crossbow for at-will attacks.

Friday, 20th April, 2018

  • 09:57 PM - BookBarbarian quoted Anthro78 in post Dragon+ out celebrating 30 years of Drizzt.
    What is the character arc for Drizzt? How has the character changed over its many stories? I remember reading the novels and thinking, "I like everything about this novel except this drow, who never seems to change or grow." Was I right? Or is there something I didn't see? This is one of my biggest gripes about him too. If there was something you didn't see, I didn't either.
  • 09:55 PM - Paul Farquhar quoted Anthro78 in post Dragon+ out celebrating 30 years of Drizzt.
    What is the character arc for Drizzt? How has the character changed over its many stories? I remember reading the novels and thinking, "I like everything about this novel except this drow, who never seems to change or grow." Was I right? Or is there something I didn't see? He was already a high level munchkin in the first story, The Chrystal Shard. The reason was, he wasn't intended to be the central character. He was actually intended as a mentor/sidekick to the barbarian Wulfgar, but kind of took over the story. Salvatore did go back and try to give him an origin story in prequel novels, but they really just explain how he went from an angsty munchkin who lived underground to an angsty munchkin who lived on the surface.

Monday, 26th February, 2018

  • 03:43 PM - Imaculata quoted Anthro78 in post Looking At Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated
    I bought the original run of these and really liked the 'idea' of them - but in reality, what a pain in the butt if you don't DM at the same place as you live. You set up a great scene, then you have to disassemble it and take it to the place where you play and then reassemble it. This is absolutely true. Fortunately I am one of those DM's who runs his games at his own home. But even then setting up a battle that involves dungeon tiles is VERY time consuming. What I do is place them all on a thin wooden board. I then cover it with a sheet, so the player's can't see what I have prepared for them. The wooden board allows me to pick the whole thing up, with the tiles staying where I placed them, in case I want to move it all. But once you've got it all set up, boy does it look great. I've had a couple of big battles during my pirate campaign, where I made liberal use of dungeon tiles to set up these massive battle arenas, and it looked fantastic. The players loved it. http://www.enworld.org/...

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017

  • 07:46 PM - DEFCON 1 quoted Anthro78 in post WotC Is Hiring A New D&D Game Designer
    And with the backing of Hasbro, D&D could do it even bigger with computer games, comics, novels, movies and who knows what else? WotC already did that with Eberron. They even promoted Eberron to the point that their first foray into MMOs was to set it in Eberron. But did doing that raise the profile of either WotC or Eberron? Nope. In fact, Eberron is still quite a ways down percentage-wise on setting popularity. So the MMO (and the novels and whatnot) did not expand Eberron *or* D&D all that much. So why would you think that a whole new setting that they'd use for all their products would somehow build it up to surpass the Forgotten Realms or the homebrewed settings that a good percentage of the gaming populace create? I feel like D&D's major enemy right now is the smallness of their designers' and developers' thinking. Plan bigger. Think bigger. Write bigger. Try to return to the fore-front of games in something more than just sales and name recognition. And what exactl...
  • 06:21 PM - CapnZapp quoted Anthro78 in post WotC Is Hiring A New D&D Game Designer
    Growing the team is great, but I wish Wizards would focus more on creating new properties instead of just updating old ones. In fact, WotC and Hasbro is working hard on the reverse; associating "D&D" with a single kitchen-sinkified Realms of a setting, something amorphous and all-encompassing suitable for movies and action figures. Sent from my C6603 using EN World mobile app
  • 05:26 PM - Wiseblood quoted Anthro78 in post WotC Is Hiring A New D&D Game Designer
    Growing the team is great, but I wish Wizards would focus more on creating new properties instead of just updating old ones. Yes, I know, they have a built in fan base and all, but still, the only way for 5th edition to remain viable long-term is to grow that fanbase and a new setting would allow new players to enter at the ground floor. I read the Forgotten Realms stuff and it was fine, but I always felt like I had walked into the movie half-way through. This, so much this.

Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

  • 05:23 PM - JeffB quoted Anthro78 in post [UPDATED] Here's Mike Mearls' New D&D 5E Initiative System
    Why don't we just play a Fantasy Flight roleplaying game and roll 73 types of dice and consult the oracle as to what they mean? FFG star wars initiative is fast and an unopposed roll. its not really any harder than 3/4/5e D&D. Because it also does not tie to specific characters every round but which "side" gets to go next, it's also far less boring than D&D cyclic initiative.

Wednesday, 12th August, 2015

  • 12:27 AM - Erik Mona quoted Anthro78 in post How Much Gaming Took Place At Gen Con?
    While there were open slots for some games in the Sagamore, there also were a lot more tables available this year and even more players than ever. I think it's safe to say that PFS is still going strong and expanding. Yep. More tickets available this year, and more tickets sold for every day of the convention. Some of the morning slot high-tier tables didn't go off (this is more an administrative thing than a trend), but overall we were thrilled with our ticket sales at Gen Con this year. It was a fantastic year in the Sagamore Ballroom, and we look forward to a huge 2016!

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