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    Today, 04:34 AM
    Don’t they date to 1980?
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    Today, 03:25 AM
    Having had them on order and things being delayed due to mail strike. And in the intervening sessions, there were times I needed a magical wall and flying hand and magic glowing weapon....
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    Today, 03:19 AM
    That is a good question...
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    Today, 12:51 AM
    After weeks of shipping delays, I finally got my two boxes of Spell Effects minis by WizKids. Has anyone else picked these up? I’m loving the idea. I’ve been thinking about several of these minis for years, as knowing where a Bigby’s hand is. Or the dancing lights. And the various weapons double nicely as spiritual weapons that totally need a mini. Do you think they should do more?...
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    Today, 12:28 AM
    I've been asking for a "hacker's guide" that's all about homebrew, optional rules, and the like. And as a sneaky way of adding campaign setting content. But it sounds like they're adding campaign content via PDFs. There's two books I really want. Which I want more varies depending on the time of day. So Imma gonna cheat and say two. Van Richten's Guide to the Horrors 192-pages Price:...
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    The DM must have hated 3rd and 4th Edition where everyone could do this all the time by "taking 10".
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 04:51 PM
    Gnomes... I think that's why Dragonlance (and Warcraft) tried so hard to make engineering/ tinkering a gnome thing. It differentiates them from being dwarves who live in hills rather than mountains and like illusions. 4e struggled with this as well, basically making gnomes small elves rather than small dwarves. Really, most of the campaign settings do more interesting things with gnomes. As...
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 04:39 PM
    Check out the Purple Dragon Knight from the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide.
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 04:38 PM
    I agree. The Force Awakens really dropped the ball with that. We have no idea of the scale or scope. It's terrible, terrible worldbuilding. Well, Poe is only a lead in the second movie, and has a tonne of character development where's humbled repeatedly and forced to be a leader. Finn goes from being a mindless killing machine to a coward who wants to just run away to someone willing to...
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 09:34 AM
    It definitely needs a lot of work. As others have said, its far too good at low levels, being much better than the fighter. Especially at level one where it gets a Fighting Style AND a Leader Style AND a Commanding Presence. Most 5e classes have a single small choice at 1st level, not three. It also gets three attacks, which is almost a signature ability of the fighter. That's a bad idea....
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 06:45 AM
    It comes up, but they’re not really called either “dark Jedi” or “Sith”. Neither Ventress or Savage are given a title to their order, and neither is Maul. As far as Snoke’s past go... again, we know more about him than the Emperor in the original trilogy. I don’t think learning how he became Emperoror really improved Palpatine much. The movies suggest much, but aren’t 100% clear. And...
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 04:23 AM
    Try: https://www.nobleknight.com/P/13848/Forgotten-Realms-Campaign-Setting-3rd-Edition Plus, you support a game store with a physical presence.
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 04:51 PM
    Jumping in late. It tricky in that social skills work all the time with other non-player characters. So why not PCs? But, players in general have a hard time surrendering control. Think about it this way: should a high Charisma monster be able to roll a Persuasion check and convince the party they're friendly? Should a trained NPC combatant be able to Intimidate a Player Character into...
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 12:43 PM
    Hoard of the Dragon Queen: Black and White for the two major dragon enemies. Rise of Tiamat: Red and Green to round out the dragons. Princes of the Apocalypse: Pick two from Brown, Blue, Red, and White. Out of the Abyss: Purple and Green. Curse of Strahd: Black and Red. The easy one. Storm King's Thunder: Blue and White for sky colours and a certain surprise big bad. Tales from the...
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 06:37 AM
    Honestly, what my son (currently 8yo) will probably be most nostalgic for regarding Star Wars won’t be any of those things. It will be the Lego Star Wars shorts and series. Freemaker Adventures and Yoda Chronicles...
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 05:02 AM
    at The author or the first link ranks Revenge of the Sith as their favourite, I do think that in 20 years the 25yo who were introduced to Star Wars via the prequels might view them with the same nostalgia. And right now they might well enjoy those films like I enjoyed A New Hope prior to the prequels. Because ANH isn't that good. Not on paper. It has terrible dialogue, poor pacing, flat...
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 02:27 AM
    I'm a child of the nineties. I look fondly towards stuff like Friends, Seinfield, Sky Dancers, the Dreamstone, and the like. Granted, I'm not that fond of the prequels, but being that fond of Star Wars after the 80's is not really feasible. The OT was groundbreaking and highly influential, but that is the problem, everything made after the OT is heavily influenced by it, where once it was a...
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 01:57 AM
    Fans of the prequels very much do exist: https://www.digitaltrends.com/features/star-wars-youre-all-crazy/ https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/4qhrq7/i_like_the_prequels_more_than_the_original/ https://metro.co.uk/2017/05/18/why-the-star-wars-prequels-are-much-better-than-everyone-thinks-6605636/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/actually-the-star-wars-prequels-dont-suck...
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 01:34 AM
    You are basically describing me. n_n In a way I think that is the worst problem of the new trilogy, it doesn't seem to pander enough to children.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 11:46 PM
    Dooku was a Jedi. He trained Qui-Gon Jin. It just doesn’t come up much.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 11:43 PM
    Sure. But stuff like Ewoks and Jar Jar and showing Anakin as an 8yo boy is very much trying to sell the movies to younger kids. As was toning down the violence of the prequels by having the bad guys be robots and CGI bug men. And a lot of these new fans might put movies like Revenge of the Sith atop the list, having more nostalgia and affection for it than A New Hope.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 04:27 PM
    Who do you think the Star Wars movies are for, apart from kids? The success of the films owes as much to toy sales as the box office.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 06:35 AM
    (This was me for a loooong while. My son had no interest in watching the movies with me.)
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 06:26 AM

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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 04:59 AM
    There’s a big difference between dietary health and getting them to enjoy a movie. You can’t force someone to enjoy a film or become a fan of a franchise. Not anymore than I’m a soccer fan because my dad kept exposing me to games.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 04:32 AM
    Sure. Tell that to a bored six-year-old.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 03:24 AM
    The problem I can see with this, is that a lot of characters have options that allow multiple attacks, so they might do something every turn. While other classes are build around saving throws and the like that are always effective to some degree.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 01:53 AM
    Honestly, I think the views of this thread say more about how old we are here at ENWorld. Here's the thing: younger Star Wars fans like the prequels. That was sometimes their introduction to the franchise and they have fond memories of those movies. The original trilogy can be cheesy at times, with weak special effects and really slow action scenes. A New Hope is really slow in the middle and...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 05:43 AM
    I'm not part of that audience either and I'm okish with TLJ -enjoyed some of it, but not enough to want to get a copy at full price-. I know a lot about the old extended universe from second hand though -like about Mara Jade, Ben Skywalker, and someone dropping a moon on poor Chowie-. Perhaps I sit more in the middle of this, I can see what bothers many of them, but most of it doesn't bother me,...
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 06:43 PM
    The domain gains an extra skill proficiency at level 1; the 2nd level Channel Divinity lets you force creatures to drop held objects and not fall prone; the 6th level ability is completely different; Divine Strike does psychic damage instead of force, and the flavour of the effect of Order's Wrath at 17th level is made more apparent.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 06:35 PM
    Nitpick: While Pathfinder the Adventure Path came out before 4e (in 2007) Pathfinder the RPG came out in 2009, a year after 4e.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 06:05 PM
    Be wary when taking spoken quotes completely literally. If it's off the cuff and not a prepared statement, human error can be a big factor. Yes, he said "when" and not "if". Sure. But given enough time, almost every major setting will see some release as either a hardcover campaign setting or an adventure or a PDF on the DMsGuild. And knowing that, you want to make things easier for...
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 05:38 PM
    Here's the thing, the FF have also had more bad runs in the comics than good ones. Most writers have little idea what to do with the Fantastic Four. They're hard characters to write and their plots are hard to present. Because they're not super heroes. They're equal parts B-movie monsters that fight other B-movie monsters and a family of scientific explorers. The FF were scientists that...
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 05:18 PM
    I think the chain yanking has a LOT to do with people not liking The Last Jedi. It spent a lot of its runtime zigging when everyone expected it to zag. We've been conditioned to expect certain things in these kind of movies over the last, well.... fifty years? Sixty? And this movie flipped the table each time. Suddenly we're out of our comfort zone and unhappy. (And then people complain...
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:25 PM
    When running 5e for my son, I've dropped proficiency for the optional proficiency die rule from the DMG. So he knows to make Str/Dex/Con/Int/Wis/Cha checks, saves, and attacks. It puts the focus entirely on those six boxes. But sometimes I'll tell him he can add his "proficiency die". It's more math, but he's not looking for "Athletics" or the like on the sheet. (And I'm okay with more math.) ...
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:20 PM
    I suppose more time has passed since the last bad FF movie than between Amazing Spider-man 2 and Civil War. Still, the FF are hard to get right. And they might work better if introduced in someone else's movie.
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:17 PM
    Can you think of a twist they could have done that the fanbase didn't think of in the two years between movies? That would work and not seem crazy forced, overly complicated, or just create more plot hole. Honestly, I think the "no revelation" was the only really surprising thing they could have done. Because I heard it all: Luke's kid, Leia's kid, Obi-Wan's grandkid, Ezra Bridger's kid,...
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 10:46 PM
    There's also the mostly completed New Mutants film as well as likely a Deadpool 3 in pre-production. Plus the continual threat of a Gambit movie. Meanwhile, Marvel is charging ahead with Black Panther 2, Eternals, and other projects. I doubt they're really working how to bring in the X-Men and other characters just yet. Let alone with Endgame as the merger hadn't been finalised when it was...
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 10:34 PM
    I was expecting Avengers: Forever as the title personally. Because it has ties to comics and kinda has the word "four" in it. But "Endgame" works nicely with Doctor Strange's final line.
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 06:05 AM
    I've described their method of teasing products as a "shotgun" method. There's all kinds of hints and clues just scattered about. There are the real clues that lead to the planned adventures, the clues they threw out because they might do a related adventure in a few years, the clues that are really just referential Easter eggs to past products, and the clues that are really just nothing but...
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 05:44 AM
    Maybe they were expanded in a Dragon article. (Or a forum post...) Worked just fine for orcs and hobgoblins and goblins and drow. And humans really. Since NPCs don't use the same statblocks and PCs. There's no reason a PC version has to be identical to the monster. Heck, even in 4e they also did a dryad racial write-up. That would work just fine in 5e. I'm just not a fan of some...
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:35 AM
    I know what they are. I just don’t think they were mentioned in the wilden in PHB3... It takes roughly the same amount of lore to add details to an existing race to make them a PC as it does to make an entirely new race. The stats would be the same either way. The difference is a race that actually has a place in the world and isn’t poorly slapped on like an afterthought. ...
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 11:47 PM
    But, again, they're not connected to treants. Or wood woads. Or myconids. Or vegepygmies. Or dryads. Or tendriculos. Or volodni. Or twig blights. Or any of the other existing plant monsters. Instead of enriching the existing lore and making an existing part of the world deeper the wilden are just slapped on. They're just there. IIRC, they originally didn't even mention primal spirits in their...
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 10:49 PM
    They’re just entirely tacked on and unrelated to established lore and the dozens of existing plant monsters and floral humanoids. They’re not “hey this is a humanoid shambling mound” or “an intelligent twigling/ vibe blight”. They’re just new and out of nowhere. It’d be simmilar to if they wanted to make a new race of pure good outsiders and didn’t even remotely connect them to angels and the...
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 10:19 PM
    While things can (and possibly should) vary on a world-by-world basis, I don’t think D&D should eliminate any races. That said, killoren/wilden are laaaaame and desperately need to be reimagined and tied to existing plant monsters...
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 10:17 PM
    Sure, but at least elves have the mythological origins AND Tolkien. Can you think of any major gnomes in fantasy fiction?
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 06:42 PM
    I can’t help but think “gnomes” have sliiiiightly different cultural associations than elves and dwarves: I mean, I love my gnome bard in 3e. But gnomes have always been an oddball race. There’s a reason they were dumped in 4e at the start.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 06:38 PM
    I'm a bit more particular, having done a couple homebrew settings and really looking into the art of worldbuilding in order to do a blog series (that became a book). It's pretty easy to look at official WotC settings and see awkwardness. Impossible rivers in Greyhawk. The tiny, tiny size of Ansalon in Dragonlance. Peaceful agrarian nations next to expansionist conquerors in the Forgotten...
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 04:16 PM
    I am very much shipping that big poly relationship. Esapecially after Rey met Poe. But it won’t happen. Even thought China doesn’t give an eff about Star Wars, they’re still too big of a box office to upset with positive portrayals of homosexuality. Ditto most of Eastern Europe, Russia, and the like.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 06:15 AM
    There are rumors and speculation. I’m uncertain they’ll do three storyline adventures in a row, and the current AL season is running until next August. So maybe another accessory of some kind, another campaign setting, or a compilation adventure. Who knows?
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 06:09 AM
    Not really. Which is a big plus for many, who have been asking for something that isn’t about the end of the world...
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 05:49 AM
    I was a blank slate when I watched TPM. I wasn't interested in SW at all before that point.Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson and Ray Park hooked me into SW. ^_^ I'm sorry but you are incorrect, Finn's one and true love is Poe. n_n
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 12:38 AM
    Really? I would have sworn it was like half an hour at least. At least the reality ensues at the end pays off. Del toro definitively sold it. In fact I kind of like that part of TLJ, the crew constantly screwing up the million to one chances that Han and company routinely could achieve. That makes the original party more special by comparison. Honestly Rey, Rose, Finn and Poe are amateurs.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 12:28 AM
    The whole Canto Bight bit was maybe 5-10 minutes. It feels much longer than it is.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 12:09 AM
    That's probably why I kind of like the Last Jedi, I went out of my way to arrive as a blank state to the movie theater. I avoided trailers, reviews, social networks and youtube channels. I had no pet theories, I just wanted to see how they were going to fix the mess left by the force awakens. Somehow they made everything worse, but the carnage was fun to watch. (Except for the casino scene, that...
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 11:59 PM
    Here's my probably unpopular take (Not including Solo, as I couldn't watch it. Star wars movies are supposed to last at least a month in exhibition. How was I to know this time would be different? No holiday Special as I never watched it) First let's start by the middle of the road The enjoyable movies.- Movies I like, that I could watch on a loop. 6 The Eewooks.- Fun light-hearted movie...
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 11:50 PM
    That problem wasn't with the film but with the fans. It works just fine in the film: she was counting down the time she was alone, she wanted to go back to Jakku, and she had a vision of being abandoned. That was her arc: learning to live with the fact she had been left on her own and they were never coming back. Which Maz Kanata says outright. At no point does it imply her parents were anyone...
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 10:39 PM
    Do we really need to start bringing up all the complete nonsensical illogic that was in every other Star Wars movie prior?
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 10:14 PM
    The best argument I’ve heard is that being a Force user requires very little training. The Jedi begins training at such a young age not because they need training in using the Force, but in training to be a Jedi. The training in detachment and general monastic lifestyle. Control over emotions. Restraint. Basically indoctrinating children so they don’t fall to the Dark Side.
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 10:10 PM
    Which was TFA, and not TLJ. Why? Why can't she just be some nobody? Why did she need some special past? She was abandoned when she was like 5. It's not she would have remembered much had she been Luke's student. What was Obi-Wan before he was a Jedi? Who were Qui-Gon Jinn's parents? We don't know. It doesn't matter.
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 06:29 PM
    I’m always surprised by how widespread some of The Last Jedi talking points are despite most being silly. How did Rey know how to fly the Falcon? Same correspondence course Luke took to learn how to fly an X-Wing I imagine. How could she beat Ren without training? We saw her kick two guys’ asses on Jakku. Which was more training that farmboy Luke got, who spent an hour training with...
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 04:50 PM
    I also wonder how many times the detractors of The Last Jedi have seen the movie, and if their opinion is based on a single theatre showing...
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 04:46 PM
    I love how Zard continually attacks TLJ for making Rey a "Mary Sue" and Phasma a "chump" when Rey was even more perfect in Force Awakens and Phasma was even more of a chump.
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 04:43 PM
    Honestly, I think the only things that are "mandated options" are those in the basic rules: cleric, wizard, fighter, rogue; halfling, dwarf, elf, and human. Everything else is optional.
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 04:39 PM
    Which raises an interesting alternative. What happens if, during the collaborative worldbuilding, when one player says "No orcs. They're overdone." Is it still okay for the player to argue about bringing in a half-orc then? Making an expansive campaign setting is how I "play" the game and engage in the hobby between sessions. It's the DM equivalent of making builds and testing characters....
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 04:21 AM
    Likely never going to play in Ravnica. But if I were... Raknos. It’s right there in my name and avatar.
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 04:11 AM
    Shaundakul Ever since he became the patron god of my 2e ranger.
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 11:34 PM
    Not really. I just care about having a world that makes sense without having dozens of random humanoid pop up in every single valley, with unsustainably small population numbers. To have species that have a role and place in the world and it’s history and actually matter, rather than just being there. Just appearing as some bolted on species lacking culture or relevance. I care about making a...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 11:29 PM
    In my experience, what makes a player care about a character is time played and the memorability of the campaign. Few people strongly care about a character they have never played and is just a concept. So the DM should just acquiesce to whatever demands a player wants? Dragonborn paladins in Middle Earth? Ravnica elephant men in Dark Sun? Free access to any and all 3rd party...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 10:35 PM
    I think there are two big problems with kender. The first is that one of the most beloved characters in Dragonlance was a kender and presented as the archetype, so many people want to just play another Tasselhof. The second is that so few people remember what it's like to be young children. Kender are presented as eternal children with limited knowledge of property ownership. However,...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 08:43 PM
    Unenthusiastic players are a problem. Player singular, less so. But if the DM is unenthusiastic ALL the players are affected. One player drawing a line in the sand over a character concept is saying they value their personal fun more than that of the fun of four other people. Plus, it takes almost no time for a player to think of a new character. I can think of a cool character I want...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 07:04 PM
    Since we're really engaging in analogy here, let's go full rock star. No brown M&Ms!! I think everyone is familiar with the silly rock star riders for concerts. Like the one above. Demands of floral arrangements, sandwiches, or decorations. The funny thing is, those exist for a reason. Concerts have a lot of moving parts: lighting, mikes, wiring, pyrotechnics, stage frames, etc. If set up...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 06:13 PM
    Is the player dying? Like, do they have a terminal illness? If "yes", then, yeah, they should probably be allowed to play a tiefling. If "no", then they can make another PC. There's an infinite number of ideas for characters. I'm sure they can find one that doesn't suck if they think hard enough. Counting one-shots but excluding the pre-gens, I've played maybe twenty characters in...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 05:28 PM
    I have a mini of a winged ape with a chain gun arm... So, I guess I approve of that rule. :cool:
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 04:39 PM
    The best example of restrictions is always Dragonlance. No orcs, no dark elves, no halflings apart from kender. No paladins, no sorcerers prior to a certain date. (There are other examples. Like how Ravenloft is a dark humanocentric world, and having dragonborn running around break the tone. Or Dark Sun, where gnomes and orcs are gone.) Some people hear those restrictions and all they can...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 04:19 PM
    Given in this analogy, everyone has to share all the food brought and each take a bite, I would question why my "friend" would purposely bring tacos to a Bollywood party when they know it won't complement any of the other dishes and everything will just taste weird and off. If they're not going to bow to social graces for a small thing about food, would I want them continuing to interact with...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 06:17 AM
    Sure. The DM should try and find a way to work the concept into the world. But if the DM can't find an easy way that doesn't involve compromising their world, it's up to the player to accept that and move onto the next character concept. After all, if you can't play the character you really want... so what? There'll be other campaigns. Dozens of them. Save the concept. Revisit it later. If...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 04:19 AM
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone comment on the emotional range of any other Marvel hero with the possible exception of the Hulk...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 12:32 AM
    Always in dispute, the Last Jedi is.
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 12:02 AM
    Banning rulebooks was more necassary in 3e and 4e. There were some trash books. And you were generally better off approving options on a case-by-case basis rather than blanket allowing things. The problem is, you tended to start games when there was limited content and just allowed everything as a table rule. And then, over a year or two, the amount of content jumped, and allowing everything...
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    Tuesday, 4th December, 2018, 10:44 PM
    Guessing at the plot entirely from this trailer, Danvers dies in a plane crash. The Kree then find her and bring her back to life with an infusion of their blood, and give her super powers to fight in the Kree/Skrull war. The war takes her to a Earth where she meets Nick Fury and rediscovers her humanity and a forgotten life. Which would explain how Nick Fury knows Kree blood can bring people...
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    Tuesday, 4th December, 2018, 04:55 AM
    I’d disagree. The 3rd and 6th Doctors were all about the bombast and claiming authority in the situation. But most of the Doctors are a little more subtle. The 13th still reminds most of the 5th, who was the more soft spoken figure. Or the 7th when he’s being disarmingly friendly. But recent Doctors have turned it up a bit more as it acknowledges the Doctor’s reputation and impact. ...
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    Monday, 3rd December, 2018, 09:34 PM
    Poor Manny Both-Hanz gets zero respect...
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    Monday, 3rd December, 2018, 09:33 PM
    Well, he was literally supposed to die until they wanted a familiar face in the X-wings and found the actor charming.
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    Monday, 3rd December, 2018, 05:38 PM
    Rey was trained to fight and was probably a better fighter on Jakku than Luke ever was. (Where did he learn to fight? Yoda showed him how to lift rocks, not wield a lightsaber.) And she beat an injured Kylo Ren who had been hit by Chewie's bowcaster, that had been shown to be able to send stormtroopers flying. Okay, it's weird how well she flies the Falcon. But then we need to ask how Luke can...
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    Monday, 3rd December, 2018, 05:29 PM
    This is, of course, not including Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure or Battle for Endor. Damn that opening 10 minutes of BfE. Holy :):):):)... Or the Clone Wars TV show which included the outright best Star Wars tales, as well as some of the worst. And Rebels, which is just in the middle somewhere.
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    Monday, 3rd December, 2018, 05:23 PM
    1) Empire Strikes Back. It changes everything and shakes up the status quo like no one's business. Leia loves Han. Luke becomes a Jedi. Vader is Luke's father. Force Users can move objects with their mind! Jedi can be ghosts! The rebellion is on the ropes. Han is lost. Luke spends the entire more separated from everyone else. If released now, this movie would be way more polarising than The...
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Tuesday, 27th November, 2018

  • 08:11 PM - Mercurius mentioned Jester David in post Has WotC saturated the published adventure market or are the two latest adventures not very popular?
    What Jester David said. Let's not confuse outspoken forumites with the sum total of D&D fans. I honestly don't get the complaints waged on Mad Mage - that it is a series of disconnected dungeon crawls, which can be used as a group or separately. What a great resource to have! You can A) Play the entire thing, as written, B) slot a level into your homebrew campaign as needed, C) Use it as a "Let's take a break from our usual campaign and dungeon-crawl for a session," or D) use it as fun bathroom reading. Etc. What I really see happening is variations on "WotC is not publishing exactly what I want, so I'm going to be grumpy about it." The problem is, this is inevitable. As for 4 books a year being too much...really? That's one book every three months. I don't think 4 books a year is an issue, but maybe they need to try to spread them out more evenly rather than having nothing for almost the first five months of the year, then a book, then nothing for a few months, then 3 books in a few months ti...
  • 06:17 AM - dave2008 mentioned Jester David in post Nentir Vale Coming to Dungeons and Dragons
    They didn't change anything from the original Advent module: more of a back-to-basics reboot, and returning to the original authorial vision. OK, so the story I was familiar with and that Jester David described came from a later supplement / adventure?

Monday, 26th November, 2018

  • 02:40 AM - doctorbadwolf mentioned Jester David in post Nentir Vale Coming to Dungeons and Dragons
    Jester David my point, again, is that it doesn’t matter if he is solely responsible for it. He could have turned it down, and he didn’t, thus my lack of surprise that he is doing a similar thing with this game. I’m not even opposed to the game. I’m just saying it’s reasonable to voice mixed feelings about it.

Sunday, 25th November, 2018

  • 08:51 PM - Satyrn mentioned Jester David in post Maybe my expectation was off - Dungeon of the mad mage doesnt use the full maps for undermountain....
    Not quite. I have only looked at detail on the first level, and it has taken locations from the poster map, but has cut out a lot of the rooms and halls in between them. For instance, the Dry Well and Hall of Many Pillars is as previously detailed. But the 'cross' room with the curved hallway north of it has a bunch of rooms such as the Water Shrine between it and the Dry Well that are not drawn in the new maps. Aye. Looking at Jester David's overlay I can see what you're talking about. That just makes it even more awesomely expansive if I wanted to use the original map, while still having a solid cohesive fleshed out dungeon level with the work done for me if I just use the book.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018


Monday, 19th November, 2018

  • 09:09 AM - Sadras mentioned Jester David in post Big Changes At White Wolf Following Controversy
    I have not read the entire thread and neither have I looked at the link @Jester David kindly posted on the first page but I intend to. From my own personal experience with Vampire - which was a casual player, and it has been a while, I loved how the designers incorporated RL history into the Vampire mythos with some being human machinations and others being vampire plots and dark designs. I thought that was creative and never for one second imagined any maliciousness from their side. I bought the 13 dark ages novel books and enjoyed how they weaved human and vampire politics of the time with the Fall of Constantinople and the Dream sought by the vampire Michael (I think it was) and his followers/friends. Vampire mythos has very much always accepted the LGBT, the entire process of creating progeny and falling in love with them (same sex or not) is a common troupe for the Masquerade. Furthermore you have these powerful supernatural beings that are ages old with their own moral compass, that could easily be out-dated and viewed as prejudiced today but that is the setti...
  • 05:57 AM - hawkeyefan mentioned Jester David in post Big Changes At White Wolf Following Controversy
    Jester David That was a long an thoughtful post. I won’t quote it due to lebgth, but I’ll try and address the main points. In my opinion, yes, commissioned works are art. Works produced with the intention of making money are art. I don’t mean this as a statement of quality...there can be impressive art and there can be uminpressive art. But that’s subjective. And roleplayong games are also works of art, I would say. Especially for the purposes of how they are considered and critiqued. As for your points about the target audience, yes of course work intended for children will have different standards than those intended solely for adults. I disagree with you that RPGs in general have some shared expectation of their target audience. I think that’s no more true than just about any other media. And I would say that Vampire: The Masquerade is firmly in the adult area. I don’t think that the content in question was against some kind of rule or expectation on the part of the reader. I don...

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018

  • 12:24 PM - DQDesign mentioned Jester David in post Unearthed Arcana: of ships and the sea
    Really? I mean, really? Look, you obviously have some axe to grind. So, please start a discussion thread about it and leave those of us that want to discuss the topic of this thread to do so in peace. Jester David started complaining about the absence of the artificer in this UA, not me. I just followed the path. You should read the threads you post in before tagging other users legitimate opinions as 'crap'. once you'll be polite you'll be left in peace.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018

  • 09:47 PM - DQDesign mentioned Jester David in post Unearthed Arcana: of ships and the sea
    I am sure they are happy making informed decisions based on previous results. that doesn't sound like a plan, at least not like a detailed one. my position is more akin the one of Jester David , maybe they have a loose plan for a year, with the difference that I believe that on some topics/issues they are very late and stumbling. not on everything, just on something.
  • 04:14 PM - mykesfree mentioned Jester David in post Plumbing the Depths of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage -- A Review
    While I have not ran W: DMM, from reading the book, it seems like a DM could run it as an episodic TV show. Each level seems like it could be short enough for a single 4 hr session and besides Halaster each level has very little to do with one another. So far each Dungeon has bad guys to beat via combat, but also contains many, many Role-Play oppertunities. Also in my opinion each Undermountain level, seems so modular that it could be used as stand alone dungeons for easy plug n play. Jester David Looking forward to your reveiw on 5MWD.

Sunday, 11th November, 2018

  • 04:41 AM - pemerton mentioned Jester David in post Mike Mearls on how 4E could have looked
    the only place I see it harped on as a major problem is on forums like this and it's usually by a handful of 4e fans who are trying to convince others to be outraged enough about it to actually care as much as they seem to. The way that it came up in this thread was that a poster - Jester David, I think - said that the 4e system (of codified powers, codified DCs, etc) inhibited player choice. I disagreed. Nothing in the intervenig 500 or so posts has changed my mind, because all the 5e posters seem to take the view that the examples that I have in mind as illustrating what 4e permits, and as thereby marking the difference between the systems (eg 15h level fighters cutting down phalanxes of hobgoblins (statted as swarms), the forge scene, etc) are properly not feasible in 5e (because even a 15th level fighter should be threatened if surrounded by 20 hobgoblins, should most likely have his/her hands burn off if shoved into a forge, etc). I don't care whether or not anyone else wants to play a game in which 15th level fighters are capable in that sort of way. I'm simply explaining why the 4e framework makes stuff possible - encourages it, even - which the 5e framework does not. I want that stuff even if no one else does. To put it even more bluntly - I'm not trying to s...

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018

  • 05:15 PM - dave2008 mentioned Jester David in post Dungeon of the Mad Mage Delayed By One Week!
    Have there been a discussion on the topic of selling maps separately and charging nearly $25 for them already? I think these are additional high quality maps. I believe the book still contains the maps it normally would. Also, as Jester David mentioned, it is something Paizo apparently does regularly - so it must be a good idea! ;)

Monday, 22nd October, 2018

  • 05:20 PM - dave2008 mentioned Jester David in post Ravnica Table of Contents & More
    "Ummm.... Magic the Gathering is repeatedly mentioned in the sample page we have, linked in the first post. And Magic the Gathering is mentioned on the cover. It’s mentioned before D&D on the back cover. And the name of the product on Amazon is: “Dungeons & Dragons Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica / D&D/Magic: The Gathering Adventure Book and Campaign Setting” Arguing it is a Ravnica book and not a MtG book feels like arguing a Dragonlance product isn’t a D&D product. It’s not a MtG card game product but it is very much part of the same brand" Yep, as I mention in my response to Jester David (who made the same points you did, in fact did you copy his post or am I suffering from deja vue here), I made a mistake here. I just looked at the front cover and there is nothing about MtG there. I still think that is significant.

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Friday, 5th October, 2018

  • 08:56 AM - clearstream mentioned Jester David in post Mearls On D&D's Design Premises/Goals
    ...us relative to each other hasn't changed. In other words, they ran the race, got to the finish line, but neither could claim victory over the other. For RAW, we're working literally so pedantic is called for. Say A and B get 15, C 12, D 11. You are saying that A and B crossing the line in equal first place is remaining the same as before the contest. That's a stretch, and the approach taken requires a house rule for cross-compares. That is why I said with "approximately equal justice" above. It's no more of a stretch - no more of a house rule - to say that the generality of the DM decides the DC includes that the DM might decide the DC based on other creatures check. Pragmatically, that works equally well. @pemerton I find myself not disliking your approach, but not seeing it as less a house rule or more justified than the alternative approach. Certainly I think finishing a race in any place does a poor job of remaining the same, unless all finishers tied! That said, I agree with @Jester David who suggests this is perhaps simply poor choice of words. When looking at RAW of course, choice of words is what we have and we can't make guesses about designer foibles. For RAI, sure. In the end, I don't think it matters who claims the high-ground because the case of multiple competitors is not clearly covered by the rules at all. Just the same as how far is further than your usual jump distance. Instead, they've acknowledged diversity of needs and provided tools good enough for a DM to apply on the fly. I think that's what Mearls is getting at and why he is happy about their approach to 5th. I don't think he means ignore those tools (a possible implication), rather I think he means apply them as you need to, to resolve situations at your table.

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Friday, 14th December, 2018

  • 09:36 PM - Razamis quoted Jester David in post Anyone else tired of the miserly begrudging Rogue design of 5E?
    If your table is doubling up on the DPR role, the rogue will fall behind. But that’s the nature of the beast: there will always being someone at the bottom. If you buff the rogue then we’ll start talking about the warlock or sorcerer... And, as stated, the rogue gets a lot of useful stuff other than dealing damage. D&D is a combat heavy game, but it's not a combat ONLY game. And if you've every had an adventure come to an abrupt halt with a locked door, the rogue doesn't seem underpowered. I really hate comments like this because it refutes some pure idealistic version of the classes but not the reality at the table. The fact that a Fighter can use one of their extra feats to take Skilled and take Lockpicking, Stealth, Sleight of Hand means that he's more than capable of performing out of combat if he choses. Additionally a single level of rogue provides thieves tools and expertise in 2 skills. Also, who gets stopped by a locked door in D&D? It's not a single player game, isn't there a w...
  • 05:52 PM - Elfcrusher quoted Jester David in post Reliable Talent. What the what?
    The DM must have hated 3rd and 4th Edition where everyone could do this all the time by "taking 10". I may have embellished the DMs reactions for storytelling purposes.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018

  • 07:35 PM - Garthanos quoted Jester David in post A Marshal for 5e
    Check out the Purple Dragon Knight from the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. Thanks for the point to -- AS an at level 10 ability your action surge looks like it works as normal however in addition one of your allies makes an extra attack. Goes up to two attacks from allies at level 18. Actually that is potent in that it buffs the damage output the fighter is responsible over and above his action surge. The idea I presented is simply handing it off so you have a Warlordish decision point and is it more of a value for me to get an extra action or my ally at this point in time? Heck you could give the purple Dragon knight my idea at an earlier level and combine with its ability without much problem (it is more a flexibility trick)
  • 06:15 PM - Azzy quoted Jester David in post Campaign Settings and DM Strictures, the POLL
    Gnomes... I think that's why Dragonlance (and Warcraft) tried so hard to make engineering/ tinkering a gnome thing. It differentiates them from being dwarves who live in hills rather than mountains and like illusions. 4e struggled with this as well, basically making gnomes small elves rather than small dwarves. Really, most of the campaign settings do more interesting things with gnomes. As Eberron cast them as information brokers and gossips. But, for the generic settings like the Realms and Greyhawk and Nentir Vale gnomes struggle to find a defining place. I think Pathfinder has had the best take on gnomes in any setting that I've looked at.
  • 02:09 PM - vincegetorix quoted Jester David in post Which Faerun setting guide?
    Try: https://www.nobleknight.com/P/13848/Forgotten-Realms-Campaign-Setting-3rd-Edition Plus, you support a game store with a physical presence. Wow, thanks, didnt know this site. Thanks a lot.
  • 12:41 PM - Garthanos quoted Jester David in post A Marshal for 5e
    Especially at level one where it gets a Fighting Style AND a Leader Style AND a Commanding Presence. Most 5e classes have a single small choice at 1st level, not three. Agreed the 3 at level 1 is crazy front loaded and looks like 4e service to me... a 4e level 1 character is already level 5 in 5e by my estimates. Those could be made 1 at level 2 and 1 at level 3 without any real loss. (if their was an appropriate level 1 fighting style it wouldnt need something other than leading strike to say hay I am Warlord) But again that the multi-attacking is fighter signature might be a sign to the author that like I said maybe indeed it belongs as a subclass of fighter that said an Eldritch Knight fighter losing heavy armor and action surge and only getting one more level of access to its spells at level 2 is already not strictly better unless those other 2 option were very good. Okay, Tactician's Insight. Initially, this mechanic was balanced against the spellcasting of the eldritch knight, which is...
  • 10:39 AM - Zardnaar quoted Jester David in post The Problem Of Disney Star Wars
    It comes up, but they’re not really called either “dark Jedi” or “Sith”. Neither Ventress or Savage are given a title to their order, and neither is Maul. As far as Snoke’s past go... again, we know more about him than the Emperor in the original trilogy. I don’t think learning how he became Emperoror really improved Palpatine much. The movies suggest much, but aren’t 100% clear. And really... the mystery is entertaining. Answers are boring. Context is the kicker. The Empire was roughly space Nazi Germany/USSR analog, they were evil and it was a new story. TFA and co are basically sequels. The new canon has explained some things but on screen for example they don't really detail the First Order or go into how they actually exist or why are they a threat post RoTJ and how has this new "imperial" faction arrived or why it matters. You get less information than in ANH with Luke talking to Kenobi about the clone wars. You don't need a vast explanation but even 5 minutes would help and they don't d...
  • 04:47 AM - Umbran quoted Jester David in post The Problem Of Disney Star Wars
    Dooku was a Jedi. He trained Qui-Gon Jin. It just doesn’t come up much. Huh. Learn something new every day. Somehow, that detail slipped by me. Reading up, yes, was trained by Yoda, and then trained Qui-Gon Jin.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

  • 06:41 PM - lluewhyn quoted Jester David in post Skills used by players on other players.
    Jumping in late. It tricky in that social skills work all the time with other non-player characters. So why not PCs? But, players in general have a hard time surrendering control. Think about it this way: should a high Charisma monster be able to roll a Persuasion check and convince the party they're friendly? Should a trained NPC combatant be able to Intimidate a Player Character into surrendering? If after a successful Bluff check, you did not allow the players to continue to question or have doubts of someone and MUST believe them. Would that be well received? Pretty much my first thought. I don't think I've seen anything in the rulebooks or official modules that refers to the DM having NPCs use social skills on PCs other than perhaps Deception (so a player can use Insight), and an NPC succeeding in that case only means that the PC can't tell if the NPC is being deceptive or not. I think that having the PCs get to the villain's lair and having that villain tell them that "No, he's ...
  • 05:36 AM - billd91 quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    at The author or the first link ranks Revenge of the Sith as their favourite, I do think that in 20 years the 25yo who were introduced to Star Wars via the prequels might view them with the same nostalgia. And right now they might well enjoy those films like I enjoyed A New Hope prior to the prequels. Because ANH isn't that good. Not on paper. It has terrible dialogue, poor pacing, flat characters, and is tropey as :):):):). It uses plots from radio and film serials that were already three decades old that point. It's good largely because or nostalgia. And you can see how well Star Wars does in places with out that nostalgia by looking at China, where it is crushed at the box office. No, the prequels won't be viewed the same - for most kids of the 90s and 2000s I know, they fall short of that mark already. There's too much competition and they've already been eclipsed by better storytelling in The Clone Wars and Rebels animated series. The original trilogy looms large and it's not becau...
  • 03:03 AM - Morrus quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    Fans of the prequels very much do exist Literally not what I said. Read it again, please.
  • 01:45 AM - Morrus quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    And a lot of these new fans might put movies like Revenge of the Sith atop the list, having more nostalgia and affection for it than A New Hope. Even the kids who liked the prequels don't rank them as classics in the way we did the originals. When they're our age, they won't be reminiscing about the Star Wars prequels with rose-covered glasses in the way we do the OT. They'll be reminiscing about something, but it won't be the Star Wars prequels. Those three films never had that cultural zeitgeist.
  • 01:34 AM - MoonSong quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    Sure. But stuff like Ewoks and Jar Jar and showing Anakin as an 8yo boy is very much trying to sell the movies to younger kids. As was toning down the violence of the prequels by having the bad guys be robots and CGI bug men. And a lot of these new fans might put movies like Revenge of the Sith atop the list, having more nostalgia and affection for it than A New Hope. You are basically describing me. n_n In a way I think that is the worst problem of the new trilogy, it doesn't seem to pander enough to children.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

  • 09:57 PM - Shasarak quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    Who do you think the Star Wars movies are for, apart from kids? You mean the rest of you dont take your kids to see the black and white French art films?
  • 04:34 PM - billd91 quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    Who do you think the Star Wars movies are for, apart from kids? The success of the films owes as much to toy sales as the box office. Who are the movies for? Um... everyone? And even if the company owning the IP profits from the toy deals, that doesn't necessarily make the movies suitable for all 6 year olds. There's usually quite a bit of violence and that's got to be judged on a case-by-case basis with the personality of the kid. I started my kids on the movies early, but I did so on the small screen in my home where the environment and exposure was more controlled and if things weren't going well, we could stop for a while.
  • 11:51 AM - ccs quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    Honestly, I think the views of this thread say more about how old we are here at ENWorld. Here's the thing: younger Star Wars fans like the prequels. That was sometimes their introduction to the franchise and they have fond memories of those movies. The original trilogy can be cheesy at times, with weak special effects and really slow action scenes. A New Hope is really slow in the middle and the "fight" between Vader and Obi-Wan is kinda sad to watch. It may have been Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones that made them fall in love with Star Wars. Being more familiar with The Clone Wars they may be more attached to Anakin than Luke. After twenty years, there's a lot of growing affection for the prequels. 1) Oh, I completely understand. When I watched PM the moment it opened there were two versions of myself sitting in that seat. My 29 year old self was watching it more from a technical PoV - and thinks Lucas could have done a better job story/plot wise. My 7 year old self though was q...
  • 09:59 AM - Zardnaar quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    103607 And get off my lawn. Its more the 18-26 years olds I have noticed. Can't stay off the phones when its a health and safety thing. Feel free to get hit by forklift idiot.
  • 08:14 AM - Mercurius quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    Sure. Tell that to a bored six-year-old. There’s a big difference between dietary health and getting them to enjoy a movie. You can’t force someone to enjoy a film or become a fan of a franchise. Not anymore than I’m a soccer fan because my dad kept exposing me to games. Well, first of all I'd question taking a six-year old to see a Star Wars movie. But that aside, I would ask, why doesn't a six-year old today like the original Star Wars (presumably) but six-year olds in 1977 did? I would argue it is because of prior "dietary habits." So yes, it is dependent upon what the parents expose them to. Media is a form of diet - it is food for the nervous system. If you feed a child bowls of sugar and then an apple, they'll find the apple "boring." Same thing with films.
  • 05:15 AM - Zardnaar quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    Sure. Tell that to a bored six-year-old. Kids these days, attention span of a gnat.
  • 04:52 AM - Mercurius quoted Jester David in post Rate the Star Wars Movies
    Sure. Tell that to a bored six-year-old. Six-year olds also prefer donuts to kale. Should we listen to them for nutritional guidance and let them decide on their diet? Ultimately it is the parents' choice what their six-year old eats, just as it is the choice of adult film producers* what they're selling to young people. What we've seen for the last 40 years is a kind of "stimulation inflation," which has encouraged a kind of numbing of the senses in younger people, who want more and bigger and faster. I see it as a kind of cultural decline. And just so we're clear, I think we've evolved in some ways as well. But film--as a whole--has become more about dopamine excitement than good story and myth telling. *Edit: By this, I mean film producers who are adults, not people who produce "adult films" ;)


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Jester David's remixed character sheets
Tweaked versions of the official sheets.

I made the sheets landscape, with some other changes inspired by the circular design from the playtest.
There are regular character sheets, spell sheets, and an alternate spell sheet with fewer spell levels ...
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