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    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    I canít help feeling that if fun requires that much effort, there are probably other problems going in. Hanging out with your friends doing a thing you all enjoy pretty much makes its own fun.
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    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    Morrus replied to d20 vs 2d20
    Do you feel better for that?
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    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    4% of Facebookís global revenue doesnít means nothing to it. Itís stock value plummets for much smaller fluctuations. It hits big multinationals hard. The major global megacorps arenít dismissing it as ďblusterĒ. It was announced two years ago. Itís not a new thing, despite the last minute panic. Itís not bluster; it will be enforced if companies operate within the EU. The EU has always...
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Itís 4% global revenue or 20m Euros, whichever is higher. Thereís no cap. Note thatís the max penalty, not a mandatory penalty.
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    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    He said it because the Tolkien estate was going after him for his use of ďhobbitsĒ, ďentsĒ, and ďbalrogsĒ, amongst others, which all needed up being renamed. It was a pseudo-legal defence he played out in the editorial pages of Dragon Magazine, not a statement of fact.
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    Yesterday, 04:11 PM
    Oh, the comics are still plenty satirical. I am now thinking about ďJude DreddĒ! :)
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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    For a sci-fi campaign you're probably better with d20 Future than d20 Modern.
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    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    There's some artillery weaponry and mounted cannons and machine guns in NOW. I'd model it off one of them. I'm not super clear from the image what that is, but it looks a bit gatling-gun-esque? Similar things in NOW off the top of my head you could model it off: WWII weapons: Bren light machine gun Browning M1911 machine gun Vickers machine gun Vehicle weapons:
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    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    Nope. Natural SOAK and armor SOAK don't stack. You use whichever is higher. Natural SOAK is the thick hide, iron skin, street tough for a total of 8. Armor SOAK is the chainmail, helm for a total of 12 (with a total of -5 MELEE/RANGED DEFENSE, +2 MENTAL DEFENSE, -2d6 to INT checks).
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    Yesterday, 04:57 AM
    .. .. .. .. .. and yes, I know: NEVER split the party.
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    Yesterday, 02:04 AM
    Alen Beam of Apollo 12 passed at age 86
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    Yesterday, 01:52 AM
    A sentence you cannot possibly have expected to be typing when you woke up this morning. :lol:
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 11:54 PM
    WOIN isnít a setting. Itís a toolkit ruleset for creating your own setting. The WOIN-powered Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD will be the first major setting for WOIN, though it will be presented as a stand-alone game.
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 11:43 PM
    A 5E system of WOIN is not on the way. I donít even know what that would be!
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 11:11 PM
    If only there was a setting or three coming! :)
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 10:44 PM
    In that case, youíll love the dozen or so martial arts careers and the section on Bond-style gadgets!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 10:10 PM
    Yup, it has a whole section of Western firearms and stuff. It covers late 1800s through to the near future. Though mounts are in O.L.D.
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 06:30 PM
    Morrus replied to WOIN GM Screen
    That sounds pretty cool. I'd buy it with the holder in a shot!
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 02:15 PM
    Sebastian's got nothing.
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 10:32 AM
    Morrus replied to WOIN GM Screen
    Intriguing! Does it use DTRPGís GM screen holder thingy? Iíve never used it myself, so Iím not totally sure how it works.
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 09:15 AM
    WOIN uses a life-path system for character creation. Having a few years as a lawyer in your past might give you some extra social skills, money, or a useful ability. That doesnít mean youíd be playing an LA Law campaign. Maybe youíd play an ex-lawyer turned vampire hunter or a student who moonlights as a ninja. Careers in WOIN arenít like classes in D&D. Theyíre small chunks of time you spent...
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 05:27 AM
    Frank Mentzer, author and finisher of Temple of Elemental Evil, father of BECMI, and all-around RPGGenius
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 04:17 AM
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 02:55 AM
    "No, no, no, no. The Boss creeps out and visits them, then he creeps back while it's still dark. Sometimes maybe he brings ones or twos back in with him, but he is there with them to get them past the trapses. And sometimes the ones he brings back with him don't live long enough to leave. He's a rough dude. I wish I was like him. You know what? You guys better just forget about that...
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 02:40 AM
    Metavoid, I recommend that you and the rest of the party watch out for the rest of this adventure. Man, you just poked the bear good.
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    Saturday, 26th May, 2018, 12:28 AM
    I like the idea of fey as "alien twists on the familiar." The fey influence nature, which by definition influences humanity. But the fey, in turn, are influenced by humanity. They're cultural mimics. The noble fey of legend operated in courts and had Lords and Ladies because that's how noble humans behaved. Yet the fey aren't human, and everything they do has at least a subtle alien twist to...
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 10:45 PM
    In the sense that it is intended for forward some agenda related to government? Not in the slightest. I am not of the opinion that what happens on this website has any impact on real politics. I am approaching it in terms of keeping the site operating smoothly. Because, ultimately, it isn't actually about politics. It is about people being safe when engaging in our shared fandoms. ...
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 10:22 PM
    I know there's been a bit of a little blitz of EN Publishing stuff the last few days. You wait ages for a bus, and then three turn up at once! Anyhow... for What's OLD is NEW fans, it's a big day, because the final part of the trilogy of OLD, NOW, and NEW is here. N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game is finally here! EXPERIENCE ADRENALINE-FUELED ACTION IN THIS VERSATILE TABLETOP...
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 10:22 PM
    I know there's been a bit of a little blitz of EN Publishing stuff the last few days. You wait ages for a bus, and then three turn up at once! Anyhow... for What's OLD is NEW fans, it's a big day, because the final part of the trilogy of OLD, NOW, and NEW is here. N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game is finally here! EXPERIENCE ADRENALINE-FUELED ACTION IN THIS VERSATILE...
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 10:17 PM
    I know there's been a bit of a little blitz of EN Publishing stuff the last few days. You wait ages for a bus, and then three turn up at once! Anyhow... for What's OLD is NEW fans, it's a big day, because the final part of the trilogy of OLD, NOW, and NEW is here. N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game is finally here! EXPERIENCE ADRENALINE-FUELED ACTION IN THIS VERSATILE TABLETOP...
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 09:11 PM
    Morrus replied to [WOIN] Roll20
    The official livestream (Warped) uses Roll20 I think. Or thereís a ton of WOIN stuff on Fantasy Grounds.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 07:57 PM
    If I were trying to arm racists, sexists, and misogynists, Iíd do exactly that. But Iím not.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 07:31 PM
    He did it with a bit of assistance. I guess itís a spoiler thread... The droid l33t has a superior navigation computer brain which they install in the Falcon, and they use some special super fuel admixture. Plus Han pilots like a boss.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 06:37 PM
    Level them up. Itís super quick. Give them +1d6 MDP. Add +1d6 to all checks and damage and add +4 to HEALTH and defences.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 06:32 PM
    Thereís a few decent articles out there which summarise it for the layman. The general consensus is that pseudominized forum posts (username removed) do not generally qualify as personally identifiable data under the GDPR, although some individual posts where a user includes biographical data can be. That will be put to the test by some future case, Iím sure. Obviously IP addresses and email...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 06:23 PM
    Yeah, -2MDP is a chance for the PCs to cleave through enemies like heroes. If you want to let them feel awesome for a bit, give them a bunch of enemies at -2MDP.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 06:01 PM
    I would say it's fair to say that if the inclusiveness stance that I take when running this site is not to your tastes, there may be other sites more suited to your liking. This forum is clearly and deliberately inclusive (and not in the Popper's Paradox sense). I don't think I've exactly been hiding that fact.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 05:34 PM
    Correct. Phasing Attack ignores armour SOAK, but with Withstanding enhancement of abjure fire is not armor SOAK. So the SOAK still applies. Also, you are correct on the second point, too; it doesn't overcome natural SOAK. It goes through armour, basically, and that's it.
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 05:29 PM
    I am really going to try to do better with giving this game the attention that it needs and the players deserve. I have been inexcusably neglectful in recent weeks. I do have big plans for this game and I want all the players to share my vision and enthusiasm, but that's not going to happen unless I do much better.
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 04:52 PM
    Sorry, drag what away from whose buddy?
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 04:45 PM
    "Well, I'm not suppsed to know about this, but they say that there is a secret way in that the boss uses to smuggle in his womens for a night of fun. Naturally, I've never been that way, but they say it's guarded by traps, too." Apologies for the long delay
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 03:33 PM
    Well, it was open at the time I was writing. :p But, the other thread does make the point - there is a point where policing individuals becomes impractical, to the point of possibly being unfair to some of the people in the discussion - that's a point when it is sensible to close a discussion.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 03:08 PM
    Sort of. For the period of Middle-Earth history most people are aware of (The Hobbit and LotR trilogy) if an elf died, their spirit went across the sea to the West (to Aman, for those who know the lore) and might be placed in a new body (that was exactly like the original body), but returning to Middle Earth again was not allowed.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 11:54 AM
    I'll move this to the publisher promotions forum for you!
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 08:21 AM
    Yes, heaven forbid WotC add an element of (entirely optional) lore to welcome/support a demographic that has either gone unacknowledged or been made fun of by nearly every element of mainstream entertainment. Clearly, they are pandering, because this might, potentially, if all goes well, earn them literally dozens of extra dollars. In the meantime, in adding a few paragraphs of (optional) lore,...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 04:18 AM
    With respect, not all discussion was silenced. Only discussion *in that thread*. There's still a whole thread on Harrassment, that covers much the same territory, that is still open and has been for many, may, many pages.
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 04:12 AM
    What is the XGtE?
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 04:08 AM
    Internet shortage was mercifully brief.
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    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 03:32 AM
    It depends on the situation. My group is usually okay getting together to just chat or play board games or the like. So, we may just get together anyway. If I know that the night is marginally bad for some of theothers (say, it is going to be bad weather, or I know someone is super-busy at work or something, I'll just cancel the session.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 25th May, 2018, 01:01 AM
    I went in with fairly low expectations. I came out happy. It's not perfect, but it's pretty good. Who's seen it. What did you think? SPOILER SPACE --- --- Darth Maul! That caught me by surprise.
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    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 09:01 PM
    I ensured we were OK for GDPR months ago. For a message board like this, it's not a very onerous task. We collect almost zero user data here (username, email, IP, basically) and it isn't shared anywhere. And yep, the functionality to delete an account is present if it becomes needed. We're good. If anybody from C7's forums comes over here, they're very welcome, of course. Heck, if there was a...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 07:03 PM
    There's a thread where I was answering that very question just yesterday! :) http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?607671-O-L-D-Help-with-encounter-building
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    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 06:47 PM
    I've certainly never said that. At least I hope I haven't, because it's wrong! :) Yup.
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    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 06:20 PM
    Various things: *An 8d6 foe is way beyond a 5d6 PC. Thatís like asking why the 1st level D&D character canít hit the dragon. *Itís a tactical game. They should be targeting his weakest defences, not his strongest. His ranged and mental defences are only 20. Most foes have a weak defence. Even a dragon! *If you absolutely must attack somethingís highest defence for some reason, pile on...
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    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 05:55 PM
    The game is based on the comics, not the Stallone movie.
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    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 03:34 PM
    Yes, the vehicle rules work with the mechs found in N.E.W.
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    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 01:53 PM
    In War of the Burning Sky, you will have the chance to fight in a war of mythic proportions, and determine the fate of many nations in its aftermath. Ever-escalating conflicts, powered by mighty magic and fervent faith, threaten your freedom and lives, and even the world itself. This critically-acclaimed adventure path is back, revised and updated for your 5th Edition games! Released...
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    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 11:44 AM
    Vehicle rules (which is what the mechs use) are detailed in N.O.W., Modern Equipment, and Modern Core, and are also compiled for convenience in Pimp My Ride. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/233057/WOIN-WOIN-Vehicles-Pimp-My-Ride?
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    Thursday, 24th May, 2018, 11:35 AM
    This iconic sidearm is issued to every Judge in Mega-City One. Take a look at how the Lawgiver works in the upcoming Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD roleplaying game!
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    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 11:49 PM
    .. .. .. .. .. And Kudzu would not be able to cause trouble for Roy as he is just a child. I wonder if Durkin can possess one of the dominated folk?
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 06:15 PM
    Just in case anyone in this game does not have access to the 1E Players Handbook, I place a pdf version of it here to be downloaded by anyone who wishes:
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 05:40 PM
    Finally! So Sebastian's spells are: Detect Illusion Phantasmal Force Wall of Fog
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 05:37 PM
    Trying again:
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    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 05:36 PM
    Sebastian's last initial spell another duplication!
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 05:32 PM
    According to the 1EPH, Illusionists begin play with 3 spells in their spellbooks. Since you have evidently allowed me to choose one, Phantasmal Force, which choice is also provided for in the rules, I shall roll 1d12 to randomly select the remaining two spells: 11 is a repeat of Phantasmal Force, so I shall re-roll in the enxt post.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 11:15 AM
    Different people like different things.
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    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 09:41 AM
    Me neither. Iíve been a third party publisher for D&D for nearly 20 years.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 05:46 AM
    Yep. In fact, Thanos says explicitly that after doing this, he's intending to retire to some now-bucolic world - probably the one Gamora comes from. And we see him there ate the end of it! Given the broad audience that doesn't necessarily know about population growth rates, or what the "culling model" is, the movie *really* could have done with pointing out that a single culling won't work. ...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 05:36 AM
    Yeah, about that "limit". WHile the original thesis stipulated D&D, that has zero impact on the point. Yes, those other games have explicit systems for including players in world construction. But so what? Does D&D have an explicit system for building its game world that a collaborative method would violate? No! D&D doesn't give a fetid dingo's kidney about how you build your game world! ...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018, 05:11 AM
    The basic issue is that a child of three is not going to give much of a hoot for rules or methods or processes for anything. Consider that "Chutes and Ladders" has a suggested age of 3+. While I know your kid might be smarter than the average, I still would not expect a child of that age to have any patience for a system more complicated than that. I think the products you note with...
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  • 03:47 PM - Morrus mentioned darjr in post Morrus currently absent
    I will be out of commission for a bit. Please be patient, as I will be unable to deal with anything for a while. No ETA on my return, but I hope it isnít too long. I wonít be able to respond to messages or emails for now. If you have anything which needs dealing with, Umbran and Dannyalcatraz are about for forum moderation stuff, darjr for tech stuff, AngusA for publishing stuff, Christopher Helton for articles stuff. For news scoops, please use the ENW news address: news@enworldnews to be sure the columnists will see it! Thanks guys.

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  • 08:57 PM - Quickleaf mentioned darjr in post Printing maps - how to do this affordably & with minimum headache?
    Thanks for the tip darjr! I always assumed large format printers were in the $1000-$4000 range (like what MNblockhead uses) and too big for the cottage I rent, but I'll have to check out my options on ebay and craigslist more closely if some sell for just $100. While I appreciate how convenient a screen + VTT setup is, I'm not the one hosting games, the place I rent probably isn't well-suited, and that's a larger investment of time and money than I'm looking for right now. Maybe down the road. So I looked over this one map, counting the squares... http://media.wizards.com/2017/dnd/dragon/TOA_Level1UN.jpg ...and *think* printing it at 1-square = 1" scale would meant printing it on a 36" (3 ft) high x 54" (4.5 ft) wide sheet. Unfortunately, exceeding 48" (4 ft) dramatically bumps up the prince on the various online printing shops I'm looking at (www.vivyx.com and www.vistaprint.com) and also gets unwieldy for the table we play at (my largest wet-erase mat is 34.5" x 48", and that *barely* fits). S...

Monday, 12th March, 2018

  • 11:46 PM - Mistwell mentioned darjr in post Mike Mearls Happy Fun Hour: The Warlord
    What do you like about the Warlord? (And, for clarity, first, what do you mean by 'the Warlord?' the 4e Class? the general concept? John Carter? Travis Morgan? a specific Afghani Kahn? ... Terry Scott Szopinski?) I really liked the 4e class. I don't think it translates great in all respects to 5e but some core features can. I just prefer it as a subclass of one of: Fighter, Paladin, or Bard. I don't really think it brings enough to the table for a full class, for me at least. I can see why others do want a full class, but was trying to work towards outlining a subclass that some meaningful portion of Warlord fans might like. darjr earlier had asked if there was a 3rd party Warlord people liked, and I mentioned that on DMs Guild there did seem to be one, and it was a Fighter subclass. And that's when Ehren when on the attack, all irked that I wanted something different than he wanted. Which is not the first time he's done that here.

Sunday, 25th February, 2018

  • 02:06 AM - Morrus mentioned darjr in post Page Links in List of Threads are Gone in New Design
    I assume the answer is yes, but have you also done some analysis of the database workload and performance? A good analyst can do great things with partitioning, indexes, and table-specific tuning. Your assumption is correct. You can thank darjr for some wonderful work behind the scenes.

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Sunday, 18th June, 2017

  • 07:05 PM - Morrus mentioned darjr in post What's Next For D&D? Live From Origins - D&D Beyond
    Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% excited about DDB, I just found this a little more than annoying. Yeah, to repeat darjr... why? WotC has produced several written pronunciation guides over the years (one written by Frank Mentzer). Why is having a professional voice actor read them a problem?

Saturday, 3rd June, 2017


Friday, 2nd June, 2017

  • 04:40 PM - DEFCON 1 mentioned darjr in post Encounter Roleplay interview of Chris Perkins on the eve of Stream of Annihilation
    It's a trick answer? darjr might be saying it's a "trick answer" because we're probably all thinking of the "new reboot" style APs that we get in the fall... whereas there's a good chance that the next book in the spring of 2018 will just be another Yawning Portal type book, in which any one of those modules could be reprinted. So seeing the "Isle of Dread" come back for example would not be nearly as interesting if its just reprinted in the spring book of old modules than it'd be if there was a whole new storyline based around the premise of Isle of Dread (without it actually being an IoD adventure.)

Saturday, 27th May, 2017


Thursday, 13th April, 2017

  • 06:06 PM - DEFCON 1 mentioned darjr in post Mike Mearls interview - states that they may be getting off of the 2 AP/year train.
    An argument you disagree with isn't objectively "flawed",e specially when you are arguing with strawmans instead of the true opinions of people. It is an objective fact that none of us play in the official canon timeline of the Forgotten Realms, because none of what happens in our campaigns actually appears as part of the history going forward. The timeline will never have what happens in our campaigns in their timeline. Now you can claim that this is a [overdone cliche] -- er, I'm sorry-- I meant "strawman"... and will say "I'm not arguing this!"... and that's fine. If this isn't what you are arguing, then my making the comment shouldn't matter to you in the least. IF you'd have said "don't spend your time on a book I'm not interested in", I'd be cool with that. Every one of us want books we're interested in. But please, don't try to show your personal taste as some objectively true philosophy of what should and shouldn't be done! As darjr pointed out, I did in fact do what you requested-- I stated my personal opinion that a 5E campaign setting book is a waste of WotC's time, energy, and money. And my reason for it was because it did not solve the issue what it certainly seemed to me to be the reason to make it, given by those that wanted it-- --they needed to know what was current in the timeline in order to play in the timeline. (Which *is* a flawed argument, because as I pointed out above, it is an objective fact that none of us actually play in the official timeline.) Now... if this is in fact NOT the reason any of you on the pro-side for a 5E FRCS are giving as to why WotC should make said book... then I have misunderstood your reasoning. Perhaps none of you actually HAVE a reason to give why WotC should make the book. I admit that is entirely possible. You might just want the book because you want what you want... but have no good explanation or reasoning as to why WotC should listen to your request. ...

Tuesday, 11th April, 2017


Friday, 3rd February, 2017

  • 01:59 PM - Scott DeWar mentioned darjr in post Some notes on Spam Control & New Users
    From the Android ENWorld app I've noticed that a bunch of obvious spam had made the "trending" and seem to remain despite being removed. Any way to fix this? Lets add a mention to , um, GOT IT! Umbran, or should I have contacted darjr? Sent from my Nexus 6 using EN World mobile app Probably. For tech stuff, you generally want darjr or Morrus. Ok, let's do that then: darjr or Morrus.? Can this be a problem?

Tuesday, 17th January, 2017

  • 01:22 AM - LordEntrails mentioned darjr in post New Digital Games Studio announced by the president of Wizards of the Coast
    I said it before, I have meant no hostility, in what I have posted before and what I'm posting now. @Morrus, I also have no problems with books, I thought my exchange with @darjr around post #98 of this thread made that clear. @Staffan, I see no point in discussing theft as a legitimate business option. A consideration, yes, an option, no. @Charles Rampant, I'm not bent out of shape. I'm amused. As Myrddin points out, most of what you ask for is already available. As I pointed out earlier, I find it amusing that people continually make the same complaints yet refuse to acknowledge that options other than what they have envisioned are available. Or maybe I'm wrong. Maybe your ideas of a companion app are something new and revolutionary, but what has been described in this thread fails to describe something new and revolutionary in my understanding. I find discussions on ENWorld interesting. One aspect of that is that people seem to assume hostility here rather than interest or critical consideration.

Sunday, 15th January, 2017


Friday, 23rd December, 2016

  • 04:27 PM - smerwin29 mentioned darjr in post Have You played In An Official D&D Adventurer's League Event?
    Thanks for helping clear up the misconceptions, darjr. There are just so many out there. Most are just a lack of information, with people going on totally incorrect hearsay or taking an experience from 10 years ago and assuming nothing has changed. Some of it is willful ignorance, knowing better but needing to make an irrelevant point. AL is more than just an Organized Play campaign: it is a tool that can be used in different ways to create some fun gaming experiences and opportunities--and that tool can be used in different ways. You don't need to play in public. You don't need to play with strangers (although I am so glad that I have, as many of my closest gaming friends began as strangers met through public play). You don't have to run adventures exactly as written. You can even buy the adventures and run them as part of your homebrew campaign, without following any AL-specific rules. AL (and other OP campaigns) aren't for everyone. I've got great gaming friends who wouldn't touch AL or other OP stuff with the proverbial 10-foot pole...


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Saturday, 12th May, 2018

  • 02:27 AM - vincegetorix quoted darjr in post Mordenkainens starting to show up in the wild?
    And there is a new sticker set! Anything new in it? https://twitter.com/charlie_l_hall/status/995041788741201921?s=21 97416 ďItís pronounced GIFF not GIFFĒ 97417 Is there a way to get those sticker sets or are they restricted to specifics stores or conventions? My players would like to receive a little sticker if they do well on game night.
  • 12:56 AM - Demetrios1453 quoted darjr in post Mordenkainens starting to show up in the wild?
    And there is a new sticker set! Anything new in it? Yep, the Archdevil Titivilus (who is Dispater's right-hand devil), and that apparently enhanced Neogi. The clockwork creatures we knew about, although I don't think we've seen the two pictured here (the Stone Defender, and the frog one in the upper corner). The Spring Eladrin hasn't been mentioned specifically before, but is hardly a surprise; and the Phoenix hadn't technically been confirmed, although Mearls had jokingly all but stated it would be in the book (he said they would take it out of the book, and the next day it would be right back in and the office mysteriously burned around it).

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018

  • 04:19 PM - Imaculata quoted darjr in post D&D To Introduce Loot Boxes
    Maybe it means there needs to be a ENWorld crate?:) It would probably just be filled with long rants about sandbox campaigns and world building.

Monday, 30th April, 2018


Friday, 27th April, 2018

  • 12:14 AM - ehren37 quoted darjr in post Sibriex stats and art!
    Do you really consider exploiting what you know about the PCs to be completely wrong? I mean arenít you already adjusting things based on their level? I mean it shouldnít be a contest and a DM shouldnít try to win, but a smart bad guy would try and figure out things and case the players, through Sherlock like intellect sometimes. I canít do that, but as DM we can simulate that, because we already know things. What level do you assume this is solo for? Higher than 13 or so heís probably not boss fight but a lackey. Still I do say he needs support. Probably exhausted drained PCs at the end of the day and terrain and even lackeys. There's a huge gulf between what you CAN do roleplaying a smart, evil enemy, and what you SHOULD do. For example, the PC's in my campaign are enemies with a sect of Norgorber (god of murder/secrets). No one is vigilant at all times. Should I just state "hey, during your downtime, you were ambushed by 6 assassins while alone and killed"? We could play it out, ...

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018

  • 08:17 PM - The Big BZ quoted darjr in post DDAL Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes material?
    When they initially come out the WPN stores get them first. I donít know if the AL admins can get them for you but I suspect not. I do know that the email they are sent with insists that each store that runs it must get it via this process, at least until itís released from other sources. When the stores I run for get it Iíll probably post about it at ENWorld Great, thanks a lot
  • 07:58 PM - ehren37 quoted darjr in post Sibriex stats and art!
    But you are. You know all their strengths and weaknesses and dreams and nightmares and plans. Is this really such a problem? I guess so. For me it isnít really. And the feedback I get lately is all the many tpks. Especially in Tomb. Heís not meant to be the tetherball set, throw those in, around and in front of him. Without it coming across as petty, metagaming or cheating? Yeah. You get a pretty slim margin of error on something like Strahd. He dies when the party connects with him. If they had included narrative rules that reversed the party's plans, negated their actions etc (basically a free form wish) sure. But much like that 66hp Lolth in Queen of the Demonweb Pits, all that goes out the window the moment someone has a readied action or beats your initiative. Basically I run any major encounter on "hand wavium" and hope my party doesnt notice or care.
  • 07:43 PM - The Big BZ quoted darjr in post DDAL Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes material?
    There was a release event mod for xanathars and Volos. From the grapevine there may be one for Mordenkainens. This is what Iím after: A. Does anyone know anything more about the release? B. Can anyone remember how those releases functioned?
  • 07:18 PM - ehren37 quoted darjr in post Sibriex stats and art!
    Yea, that was a simple bug hunt. After all, they fell like flies. Meat for the grinder. How many space marines survived? The bug hunt meant it was an irritating series of hit and run fights. Which arent fun, but more or less what 5E monster design points toward. Plus it's not like I'm magically smarter than 5 of my friends combined after I've been mentally drained from running all night just because the monster has a 20 in it's Int stat block.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018

  • 06:27 PM - CapnZapp quoted darjr in post Hidden
  • 05:31 PM - Dausuul quoted darjr in post Sibriex stats and art!
    Emiís Sibriex from the dome of foes was posted by Mr Stewart! Two obyriths enter! One obyrith leaves! Two obyriths enter! One obyrith leaves!
  • 09:27 AM - CapnZapp quoted darjr in post Sibriex stats and art!
    Hi, I'm Sibriex, I'm super intelligent, run me so.Sigh. Yet another "designers don't need to make monsters beefy, all they need to do is up their INT which makes it totally okay to offload the entire task of making the monster work onto the DM" No. Just no. A high INT is no magic wand that excuses anemic monster design elsewhere. The stats is what makes its CR. If high-level heroes rip through the monster in a single round that CR should be relatively low. End of story.

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Friday, 20th April, 2018

  • 11:48 PM - Erechel quoted darjr in post Archdevil Moloch (Mordenkainen's tome of foes preview from Dragon+)
    Erechel I donít think CR is supposed to work that way. Matched to level. 96676That is an unearthed arcana. It wasn't the premise of the DMG. A level 20 creature would have to be an even fight for a level 20 group of four. I know that it is actually an easy fight (the XP doesn't match the Average level fight) but a level 21 should be at least difficult. If not, why bother with CR?
  • 06:14 PM - Demetrios1453 quoted darjr in post Mordenkainens starting to show up in the wild?
    Roll20 has it for preorder and there is some info. I donít know if any of it is new. https://marketplace.roll20.net/browse/compendiumexpansion/4/mordenkainens-tome-of-foesThe "over 230 new monsters" is new, we had assumed only 100 or so from the previous "dozens of monsters" in the blurbs. That's a significantly larger than expected amount of stat blocks!
  • 03:37 AM - dave2008 quoted darjr in post Mordenkainens starting to show up in the wild?
    OK folks just stop it, please. Will do!
  • 03:30 AM - Demetrios1453 quoted darjr in post Podcasts of Foes
    Oh it already happened! http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/b-dave-walters-streaming-dd I had heard that part concerning the Archdevils before, but I do note that besides Moloch and Geryon being discussed in depth, they did go into some detail about Mephistopheles. So I do have to wonder that indicates if we do get some stat blocks for at least some of the Lords of the Nine that Mephistopheles will be among those.


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