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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    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.
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 AM
    no mormons yet, just jw's. is that a ban hammer I see coming over the horizon?
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    Well, I see zombies in the morning on the bus all of the time. until they get some coffee in them. A quake below 5.0 is not even noticed by me. Tornados and flood - been there, done that. made the t shirt and sold it.
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 AM
    Yawwwwwwwwn. I was born in Los Angles,California. I have heard of no quake. Now some big tadoo about a little tremor was in the news. SURELY that wouldn't be what you are referencing, is it?
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:36 PM
    In reality? A regular paycheck A decent meal And free time to spend with friends or pursue your own interests.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    For D&D, I think the largest I have GMed with is 10, if memory serves. For Paranoia, the largest I have GMed with is 15. For live action games, the largest I have GMed with is 35. For live action games, the largest I have played with is 80+
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:03 AM
    Literally not what I said. Read it again, please.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:13 AM
    I agree with those that feel that advantage is too big a bonus and too easy to get while flanking. It creates a weird dynamic where the DM is left trying to figure out how to ensure everybody doesn't always have advantage on all attacks.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:04 AM
    Eh. A link to an article which contains a link to a 2-month old article which refers to a tabloid article which predates the recent season. I'm happy to dismiss that one. :)
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 AM
    A reiteration of the rules of this thread, for posterity.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:45 AM
    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.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:39 AM
    I've not heard that. Full season in 2020 is the current information, AFAIK. But I'm happy to be corrected (well, I'm not, as I don't want it to be a short season).
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:30 AM
    Hey, noldona, did any of that help? :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    Many people are fans of a Drizzt. I enjoyed the Homeland trilogy, and The Crystal Shard was a fun read. Author R.A. Salvatore shares this "Drizzt Conception Story", which is the foreword of The Dark Elf Trilogy of 1998. Larry Elmore's depiction from the cover of The Crystal Shard "Here's a bit of an FAQ for you...people ask me all the time where Drizzt came from. Was he a character in...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
    Blimey. 9 is the largest I've run for, and that was not easy One bonus of a big group is that cancellations don't affect it so much. We tend to have missing players just disappear for the session. You do sound very.... strict. I'm not sure I'd personally enjoy a session that strict so much, but of course each to their own. :)
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 10:27 PM
    WIkipedia or not, I'd say... dark side user that had Jedi training. In the movie canon, Darth Vader was Sith *and* Dark Jedi. Darth Maul, Palpatine/Darth Sidious, and Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus were Sith, but had no known Jedi training, IIRC. They are *not* referred to as Dark Jedi in the movie canon, or anywhere else, IIRC. Snoke was not referred to as "Darth". We have an actor's word...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 10:24 PM
    Or ask as part of the conversation, like normal people do. Thereís nothing wrong with asking a question during a conversation. Snark not required.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 10:20 PM
    No spoilers for the Elseworlds crossover please. This isnít a spoiler thread. It doesnít show here for a couple of weeks. You can start a new thread for that. :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 10:06 PM
    No I didnít. Read it again.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 10:06 PM
    The Outer Worlds is a fully single-player game.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 09:29 PM
    Itís all on Tim Shaw. He is solely responsible for his choices and actions. There is no way that anybody else has any culpability for his evil acts.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 09:27 PM
    You wonít like it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 08:44 PM
    Presumably then they were that when she arrived? Her actions didnít have anything to do with it?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 08:35 PM
    The five planets were saved and returned home. That was that while wiring the TARDIS into the telepathic aliens thing.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 07:21 PM
    Something tells me Drunks & Dragons must have tweeted something today.... :)
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 04:13 PM
    "Real dark ages punishments"? Um. It is called Dungeons and Dragons. It isn't like the real world dungeons were filled with monsters, you know. They had prisoners. Now, the violations that'd end you up in a dungeon may have been different than what we'd imprison a person for today, but let us not act like dungeons weren't there. Prisons, in some form or antoher, have been with us since...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 03:08 PM
    Could be. But they are toning down the bombast about how epic the Doctor is. My bet is still a Dalek -- I'd bet they want to intrude Daleks in a scary way for a new generation of kids who are watching for the first time.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 02:43 PM
    Pendragon, the Arthurian game of chivalric knights, created by the recently passed Greg Stafford, was originally released in 1985. Over the years there have been various editions, and the game has been owned by Chaosium, Green Knight Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, and Nocturnal Media. Now it's returning to Chaosium, it's original publisher. Greg Stafford died this year. He considered...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 02:28 PM
    So in retrospect, I think Capaldi's last two years were better than Whitaker's first, but this was better than Capaldi's first. I think overall for me, this series was enjoyable, but never wowed me. Still appointment viewing for me. New Year's Special -- the DNA of the most dangers creature in the universe, eh? Gotta be a Dalek, right? Then that's it until 2020. Ugh. Another year off.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 04:44 AM
    Not necessarily. As a fraction of their total life, sure, it isn't much. They won't be as concerned about the effective loss of life wasted in prison. But that is largely an intellectual measure. It isn't like, in their personal experience, a minute flashes by in what to us is a subjective second. They still *live* and *experience* all the incarcerated time. And, let us not pretend...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 04:22 AM
    That pretty much is a campaign setting book. It has races and places and organisations and history and planes and religions and all that stuff. We just call it a Playerís Guide instead.
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 03:07 AM
    I'd just like to point out something else. Cantrips are a limited resource. In some ways, even more so than spells. They're just limited on a different scale, and the choices are made at a different time. Wizards gain two new spells automatically every level, and can potentially gain a lot more than that. Clerics and druids have access to entire spell lists. Yes, the spells they can cast on...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 02:17 AM
    Thereís the Playerís Guide (for players) and the Campaign Guide (for GMs/DMs).
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 12:48 AM
    Greetings Chad Cordova from the EnWorld automated greeting bot* *a free service of SkyNet
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 09:40 PM
    You utterly misunderstood my point. Utterly.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:15 PM
    I've decided to go ahead with this as an ongoing, probably monthly project. If you liked these, and would like me to continue making them, please do consider supporting my new Patreon. You can support for as little as a dollar, or as much as you think these are worth. Thank you so much! I'll still be posting them for free as jpegs like these, but on the Patreon you can get them as...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:04 PM
    Jon Hodgson used to be the creative director at Cubicle 7. They've recently relocated to Ireland, and Jon has started a new company called Handiwork Games, with two new games announced: Hellenistika, a greek D&D 5E setting by Ken Hite, and Beowulf, a mythic setting for one DM and one player, based on one of the oldest European fantasy stories. Here's the full announcement: ...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:14 AM
    First the libertarian thing, and now Men's Rights Activist lingo? Pardon me for a second... Moderator Hat ON As a moderator, I now must point you at The Forum Rules (there's a link to them at the bottom of every forum page). You will note that we have some rules about these things - no politics, no religion (under "Keep It On Topic") and if we see significant sexism, racism, or similar...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:50 AM
    This is the second in this series of One Page Adventures for D&D. The limits are simple: everything has to be on one single page, one side, of A4/letter-size paper. This one involves a desert, warring tribes of bullywugs, and some magical talismans, and is called Croaking Sirocco, based on an adventure by Kyle Carty. The first One Page Adventure was The Business of Emotion, which I...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:48 AM
    Hardly. You are taking only part of the point. Broadly speaking, in the history of literature and film, female characters are far too frequently defined by their role in the male character's life. They are most often defined by their sexuality. It is, as I said above, cliche. That's the real point - there are already tons of female characters who are the male's significant other, in one...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:43 AM
    That looks good to me!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:14 AM
    Actor Joe Manganiello's birthday part was a few days ago. Guests included WotC's Nathan Stewart, Satine Phoenix, (and other folks!), and Chris Lindsay ran a D&D game for Joe and his friends. Lot of stuff on Twitter, Instagram, etc. Photos from Chris Linday Joe Manganiello "slays" his D&D character: https://twitter.com/satinephoenix/status/1071795998920388608
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 11:59 PM
    I didnít draw the map. These are converted from existing adventures I commissioned for EN5ider.
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 10:04 PM
    You mean the same way cantrips--which have their own feature name, are in the PHB, and we've been playing with for years--seem perfectly elegant to you now? :p
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 09:30 PM
    To me--and I imagine to others--the idea of some spell levels scaling automatically while others do not is far more inelegant and intrusive than what we have. Even if I agreed that it felt "off" to have cantrips do more damage than some low level spells at higher levels, this particular solution would feel even more so.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 08:27 PM
    I'd like to rant a little about this whole business of things having meanings. I think I've said this here before years ago, but you know what ruined a large part of my love for Star Wars? The EU. Yes, you read that right. In my opinion the Expanded Universe was the worst thing that ever happened to Star Wars. Not because it's somehow bad to have more stories in the universe you like. No, that...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 07:54 PM
    Because REDEMPTION ARC!! Woo!! (You have to throw your hands straight up in the air while you shout it for it to have maximum impact.) No, but seriously, because Darth Vader was apparently redeemed in his story (does Vader-ghost really signify that? I'm not entirely sure) a not insignificant portion of viewers also thought, and wanted, for Kylo to follow down that same path somehow. Or...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 07:34 PM
    Note that you are thus defining Rey's role in the story in terms of her romantic relationship to the man. Which is already the dominant mode of fiction, to date. Not so much "verve" as "cliche". Thanks, I find it more interesting for her to be out on her own, not needing the man to define who or what she is to the story.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 06:57 PM
    Ew. Kylo Ren in an immature, entitled, self-absorbed anger-puppy. When he gets angry, he throws literal tantrums, lashing out with deadly violence. He is not a mentally or emotionally stable adult, not capable of romantic love in the standard sense.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 06:46 PM
    Not as such. While they haven't really defined it in the new movies, going on the old canon, the Sith were a specific tradition of users of the Dark Side of the Force. Snoke never uses the term "Sith". Andy Serkis (the actor for Snoke) went so far as to say explicitly that Snoke was not a Sith Lord. Snoke was some other user of the Dark Side. So, Kylo Ren is not Sith either.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 06:33 PM
    Note that she says, "half the *creatures*". And, after the Big Snap, did you see a single background tree get dusted? I am pretty sure he only hit animal life. With an annual population growth rate of 1%/year, you get a population doubling in about 60 years. Many species (like insects, or fish, or anything that lays large clutches of eggs) can do much better than 1% in the absence of...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 05:05 PM
    Why is that, exactly? It's bizarre. Their origin story is really simple, their group dynamic and powers are simple yet can have interesting combinations, and they have one of the best comic villains of all time in Doctor Doom and the rest of their usual villains are great too. How do you mess up the Galactus storyline? And their movies aren't getting better, but worse. I don't understand.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 03:57 PM
    This one was incredibly challenging. Lots of detail to cram into very short sentences. The DM needs to instill a sense of wacky chaos.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 01:56 PM
    ďState of the art tabletop designĒ is high praise indeed.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 01:15 PM
    I wouldn't have thought at initiative roll would be needed. Attacks would be simultaneous. I'd say simultaneous attacks, but you use your riding skill as your attack skill.
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 07:01 AM
    I agree. But out-of-game/mechanical considerations that don't have a direct in-character equivalent aren't something an adventurer should be taking into account. Also, the way the comment was phrased was pretty clearly an out-of-character motivation and decision. The only time I'm really okay with a decision being made dramatically OOC is when it's for the good of the game as a whole (such as...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 04:10 AM
    Of course, it only takes a generation for the universe's population to double again. Thanos has only set it back by a few years.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 03:15 AM
    Dunno. I just buy software; I don't write it. But we are moving to a new platform soon.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 02:15 AM
    I have never even heard of that error message.... this is so far above my pay grade. Not a clue.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 02:05 AM
    No link, no nom! :)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 01:38 AM
    But... thatís the exact opposite of a surprise.
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 01:21 AM
    Well, now I'm torn. On the one hand, AFAIAC, it is never, ever okay to tell a player how their character must react to something unless magic is involved. On the other, I have zero use for anyone who replies to an in-character argument, or makes an in-character decision, based on out-of-character issues like "Where can I find the most XP?" So, I dunno. I'm kind of opposed to everyone...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:35 PM
    Hmmm. I donít think jousting is the same as vehicle collision. I feel like it would almost be itís own ďmini-gameĒ. Let me think on it!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:29 PM
    Huh? It would have surprised you if they did the thing you were expecting?
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:21 PM
    Whereas I view the deva as a missed opportunity, precisely because they didn't completely replace the aasimar. The deva are far, far more interesting, and I was deeply disappointed to find out that they didn't exist* in 5E. *Yes, there are deva in 5E, but they're the old "lesser cousins to solars" version, not the "playable reincarnating race" version. (Also, they weren't restricted to...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 10:52 PM
    It'll be okay - they had a series of bad Spider Man films, and that worked out when Marvel got the reins. I think Marvel has, at this point, established that they do good superhero work, and most of the rest... aren't as good. Folks will be willing to give anything Marvel does a chance. They will be *vicious* when Marvel screws one up, but they'll give it a chance.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 10:25 PM
    Given the reports of seeing actors in older versions of costumes on set at various times during filming of this movie, it seems probable. Not my favorite, but fine, if you need time travel to write your way out of the corner, so be it. It strikes me that there's been a really long game being played. Check this out - all the characters have had costume variations across the movies, right? ...
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 10:22 PM
    I have it in my amazon wish list
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 09:45 PM
    Hey everyone! A couple of podcasters have contacted me and pointed out that a week isnít long enough for them to get the word out for nominations, given that most podcasts are weekly. Fair point. The nomination period is being extended to Tuesday 18th December.
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  • Mouseferatu's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 09:06 PM
    Am I the only one noticing that this discussion thread is, in and of itself, an answer to the topic of the OP? :p
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 07:18 PM
    Yeah, that link works perfectly for me too.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 06:22 PM
    Hmm. So itís not your browser, and itís not your account. Iím struggling to think what else could cause it.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:44 PM
    I think you're onto something, but not quite the right structure. I would be happy if Doctor Doom were the next villain whose actions and McGuffins and all threaded across several movies. In a slow, calculated way, stepping up into power because SHIELD is no longer there to stop him? Yeah, that's a good idea. This, of course, is predicated on doing a *good* Fantastic Four. If you do Doom...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:19 PM
    Jeez, guys, whatís with all the hostility? Itís nearly Christmas! Itís a thread about aliens!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 01:38 PM
    Iím at a loss! Did it just start recently? Could you try with a different browser and also try while logged out? That might help narrow its own.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 05:45 AM
    I just learned about the whole Jessie J on Singer thing. Earlier this year she entered this chinese singing competition that they are reporting had a billion viewers. She won.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 05:17 AM
    My mom is fully into the whole dream interpretation thing and she'd probably have a whole lecture stored up for what that means. I think it might mean you've had stress in your life recently that your subconscious is dealing with.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 05:02 AM
    And here we go again:
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 04:50 AM
    Do you remember what sort of dreams you have when that happens? Edit: I fail at reading apparently.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:44 AM
    Sorry to break it to you, but itís fine on the app. The problems you are experiencing are due to the very large number of people who have blocked you, and the resultant thread ID changes. As a fix, I suggest you stop getting blocked.
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:38 AM
    Why is this suddenly only about dark energy? We were talking about the speed of light a minute ago . So ignoring the random subject change, real physicists in this thread havenít just thrown their hands up and said ďI donít knowĒ. Pretty much the opposite. And yes, many physicists have put their lifeís work up as scientific theory. Thatís how it works. What a peculiar thing to say! :) ...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:16 AM
    I have not watched that, but your description really makes me want to. :D
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:58 AM
    Aloft? Magneto, is that you?
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:52 AM
    I'd really enjoy a classic-style Secret Wars with a Beyonder storyline. They'd be free to shake things up and smash the fragments of the franchise together without too many problems. As long as we'd finally get an on-screen Doctor Doom who was like, you know, smart. :p
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:36 AM
    If you want to point out the flaws in physics, you need to show where the equations are wrong. I mean, yeah, sure go up to a particle physicist and tell them how ďironicĒ you find their ďclaimsĒ. But be prepared to explain their ďclaimsĒ (read: their lifeís work) first.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:31 AM
    I really like the visual aesthetic they are going for. Very colourful and energetic. Like Bioshoch Infinite crossed with Borderlands. :D
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 12:09 AM
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Thursday, 1st November, 2018

  • 12:13 PM - Morrus mentioned darjr in post HOURLY RPG news !
    That was a thing to wake up to! I got it a whole bunch, too. I've disabled the newsletter software for now until darjr gets chance to look at it. That seems to have stopped them coming for me -- could you guys confirm they've now stopped coming hourly?

Thursday, 7th June, 2018

  • 09:27 PM - Lanefan mentioned darjr in post Comfort withcross gender characters based on your gender
    But before we go much further into the details, remember that this is a multi-national discussion, run from Canada, and the rulings of courts in the USA are not everyone's context. Nitpick: unless Southampton somehow recently underwent a very significant relocation, this is actually run from the UK. Which does raise an interesting question: it'd be interesting to see a breakdown of what countries ENWorlders are from. It's pretty obvious the large majority are from the US, but after that...? darjr , got any stats on this? And it's relevant not just for quasi-political discussions like this. In quite a few gaming discussions recently I've been noticing* significant trends by area or region, one example being that tables in the UK seem to use minis/grids much less than tables in North America. * - though this may simply be a badly-failed perception and-or interpretation check on my part... :) Lanefan

Saturday, 12th May, 2018

  • 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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Friday, 30th March, 2018

  • 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. ...

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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.


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  • 05:08 AM - Turgenev quoted darjr in post Waterdeep: Dungeon Of The Mad Mage Preview Roundup!
    I love these maps! There are 23 more in the Dungeon of the Mad Mage book. Speaking of the same map style, every Friday I put up a new freebie map (with a commercial option as well) on my website: http://paratime.ca/friday.html

Friday, 2nd November, 2018

  • 01:35 AM - Warmaster Horus quoted darjr in post [AL] Are Season 8's New Rules an Improvement?
    I love the changes, in large part because I can really just run along and not railroad the players, I could do that before but these rules help me do that. I have to agree with this. Moving from xp to advancement points is a good thing for AL. I think it's a powerful tool in enabling the DM and players to explore many kinds of resolutions to a scenario beyond fighting.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018

  • 06:59 PM - ad_hoc quoted darjr in post WotC President Chris Cocks Talks Magic and D&D
    Could be, but I think the number of players at conventions is a smaller part of the number that want to go. So large player numbers swells the ranks of convention goers, AL included. I also think that itís significant that the other big conventions D&D ďgoes toĒ have a large AL turnout, like winter fantasy and origins. But I do suspect AL is a fraction of the larger player base. I wish I knew how much. Maybe WoTC does? Yeah, it's hard to talk about without numbers. We know about conventions. Gen Con is 60 000. Most of those aren't playing D&D there. The active 5e player count in NA is 12-15 million. If I had to make a guess it would be that AL includes 3-5% of the 5e player base. But then, I don't have the numbers.
  • 03:30 AM - ad_hoc quoted darjr in post WotC President Chris Cocks Talks Magic and D&D
    Donít know the numbers but AL matters. The largest collection of AL games in a single weekend is happening at GameHoleCon and look at the guest list. https://www.gameholecon.com/guests We should make a distinction between advertising and player counts. Conventions provide what I think would be some cheap advertising. As far as player base though, they don't matter. If every player stopped playing at conventions the dip in the player base would not be significant enough to be noticed. Similarly, I bet a dip in the popularity of AL (if there is such a thing) has such a minuscule impact on the player base (and growth of) to not matter.

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018

  • 04:50 PM - TerraDave quoted darjr in post WotC President Chris Cocks Talks Magic and D&D
    Itís also core book sales. The PHB is STILL in the top 100 of ALL books sold on Amazon. You know I know that! They have held high, but is that growth? I guess there could be overall sales growth on Amazon... But since you brought it up MM 173 DMG 193 XGtE 411 MToF 788 DM Screen 706 VGtM 1052 AND Art & Arcana 85 Art & Arcana Dílx 164 Dragon Heist 619 Its core books, but not just core books.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018


Tuesday, 16th October, 2018

  • 04:11 PM - jhilahd quoted darjr in post "DnDSports": Competitive Play With Prizes
    I started playing in 1980. My very first game I was DM. And I remember competitive play, in fact some of my very first adventures had instructions for doing just that. But you were judged(usually) based on the amount of time it took you to complete the dungeon, what tasks you fulfilled/didn't fulfill(i.e. puzzles and traps). This seems more like a dungeon crawl with PVP elements not like the old school tournament modules where you competed to move on to the next chapter of the adventure. If it's that way, it'll start to incur the dread meta builds akin to alot of MOBA games. Where you only play this healer because X, and only take this spell because of Y. Forget narrative play. I don't know. Not sounding too great at the moment. But what do I know. Heck, I ran a game for the RPGA back in the early 90's where only 2 of the 6 man team I DM'd through the module provided made it on to the next round. And they had a blast, but it was limited RP and the end result was a group vote on p...

Friday, 21st September, 2018

  • 10:20 PM - LordEntrails quoted darjr in post ÖWait till you see Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (Spelljammer?)
    This makes it look like this is more of an adventure through Undermountain rather than a complete guidebook on it (which I didn't think could be done in a single book anyway). This makes me a bit less excited about it, honestly. Still excited, but less so. I guess I'll have to collate all the previous material myself to have a complete conversion of the entire Undermountain. Yes, DotMM won't be exhaustive. A single book can't detail it. It's in the neighborhood of 4000-6000 unique locations. Even at 4 rooms per page that's over 1000 pages. This looks very promising and I can't wait to read thru it. @machineelf Maybe they offer a map of the Undermountain level and a short adventure to run in it? Nope. They will offer partial maps of all 23 levels. According to comments on the SoME, they will be leaving much of each level unmapped. Well, Undermountain is 8 or 9 main levels, and multiple sub-levels. It's HUGE. I thought they had made the claim that this book would cover all of the levels...

Sunday, 16th September, 2018


Saturday, 15th September, 2018

  • 02:36 AM - Oofta quoted darjr in post 4 years of 5E on Amazon: same old same old
    Back to real data. Is that allowed? I thought this thread was about random tidbits of information posited as facts with just a hint corporate malfeasance. :confused: But it is good that Waterdeep mod is selling well, I'd be curious to see what Ravnica does. Of the two, I'm looking forward to playing/running the former because it sounds like a solid city espionage campaign that I can adopt to my own campaign world. The latter? Meh. Feels more like a chance to cash in on MTG, but I'll still check out the reviews.

Friday, 14th September, 2018

  • 10:02 PM - GreyLord quoted darjr in post 4 years of 5E on Amazon: same old same old
    Again with the ¬ďtrust me but I won¬ít tell you why¬Ē baloney. What is it about Nathan? You¬íve already called him a criminal and a lier. I bet if you state exactly why, you¬íd kill your already flagging credibility. ???? I haven't responded to you because I don't care about your accusations typically. I really don't care what you have to say in regards to those acusations, you haven't said anything useful to me at all thus far. I would like to say though, that I have not called him a criminal OR a liar once I learned that he was the source of all your information. I do NOT consider him as such. I have NEVER CLAIMED such. Please do not claim I stated things that I have NOT stated. I think what he said MAY have been misinterpreted by many here, and he was talking something entirely different then what people assume when he was talking about players (meaning he was not talking about active players). What I DID say is that I'm going to wait and see what comes out on the repor...

Thursday, 13th September, 2018


Wednesday, 12th September, 2018

  • 03:48 PM - Sir Brennen quoted darjr in post The Fantasy Trip (TFT) Kickstarter is live!
    Note I think some of these are drawn by our very own Dyson Logos! Yep, the two premium playmats are done by Dyson. Great for showing off the Wizard and Melee games at conventions or game stores, or to just impress your regular gaming group.

Monday, 10th September, 2018

  • 09:50 PM - GlassJaw quoted darjr in post Tell me about AL Adventures
    I have my issues with season 4, and it isn't what you might think. However there are some of the VERY best AL adventures in season 4. Also, imho, some of the very worst. Can you point me to a good rundown of AL season 4? Or provide some more details on your thoughts? I'm very interested in pros and cons, things to watch out for, etc.
  • 03:05 PM - jasper quoted darjr in post Waterdeep: Dragon Heist First Impressions
    101256 Ok, where did you get the pdf, etc to print that? Also anyone have the pdf for dm and players map from the pull out.

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