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    Today, 03:07 AM
    The XP can be positive or negative, Azurewraith. :devil:
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Point-buy is the way to go, anyway. :p You'll be getting xp before long, you can trust me I used to be a lawyer.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Here for the past two or three months the weather reports have been predicting increasingly colder weather. Not happening. Instead we've had this same mildly warm slightly rainy bit windy thing going on the whole time. It's almost like good old traditional English weather decided to fly over here for a holiday and now it's refusing to go back.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    10% waiting for the late guy 25% getting ready to play 15% waiting for somebody to come back from a cigarette break 15% random interruptions while somebody tells an unrelated anecdote 20% combat 15% misc gaming
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    "I will do my utmost best as I do prefer my guts to stay inside me." says Quinn to Quinton. At the guard's request, Quinn takes the other oar.
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:29 AM
    Be careful with that DI-hydogen oxide. it has been proven deadly in excessive quantities.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 09:22 PM
    Ah. Not all random encounters are intended for you to fight and win. Sometimes, you randomly encounter things that you are supposed to then avoid at all costs.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 08:54 PM
    And the usual suspects show up instantly like bad pennies. That’s two of the trifecta. One to go. @jimmifett and @Derren, don’t post again in this thread, please. Jimmifett, it would be nice if you posted about something else sometimes, but since as far as I can make out the only reason you post in this community is to decry any hint of inclusiveness, it's time for you to leave.
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 07:08 PM
    I don't think that word means what you think it means.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 06:49 PM
    Inconceivable!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 06:44 PM
    Following an online backlash regarding the content of their recent publications, White Wolf Publishing has just announced some big changes, including the suspension of the Vampire 5th Edition Camarilla and Anarch books, and a restructuring of management. White Wolf's Shams Jorjani made the following announcement about an hour ago: "Hello everyone, My name is Shams Jorjani, VP of...
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 03:56 AM
    I guess you must mean requirements for the way that you practice your profession as a counselor. But doesn't that impair your professional independence? And isn't that kinda necessary for a good practice? I guess if you raise much of a stink about it, that would pretty much be asking them to show you the door, so all you can do is either grimace and swallow it, or ride your high horse into...
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 02:09 AM
    Not to worry, M O C! You can always apply at Kroger! I can virtually GUARAN-:):):):)en-TEE that you can wrap your head around one of our jobs. You might have to take a slight cut in pay for awhile, but nothing good is free. Hey, you might even get a job that would make you my supervisor or something.
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 01:44 AM
    Here's all the restrictions I placed on the creation of the characters we now have: Standard 5E chargen, with race limited to: Human, Elf, Half-Elf, Dwarf, Halfling, Gnome. Good Alignments only. I prefer point-buy, but you can roll if you wish, but please roll just once using the ENWorld roller, and do so in this thread, so we can all watch your awesomeness/tragedy. If you roll on another...
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 09:54 PM
    be sure to concentrate it so all they have to do is just add water.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 08:01 PM
    WOIN's "W-Series" of adventures/settings continues with Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future, based on the novel by Mike Resnick. Can a group of bounty hunters track down the most notorious bandit in the galaxy before their rivals do? Catch the most wanted criminal in the galaxy! Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none... has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen worlds? His...
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 07:06 PM
    we got a dusting of snow
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 05:12 PM
    WOIN's "W-Series" of adventures/settings continues with Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future, based on the novel by Mike Resnick. Can a group of bounty hunters track down the most notorious bandit in the galaxy before their rivals do? Catch the most wanted criminal in the galaxy! Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none... has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen worlds? His...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 11:10 AM
    For the next two weeks, we''re going to try something new. This is an experiment, and there is a reasonable chance that it might not work out. For the next two weeks you may put your promotional/publisher posts in the relevant game forum. So if you have a Kickstarter for a new D&D 5E book, you may put it in the 5E forum instead (that's instead, not as-well-as). If the forums end up being...
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, 11:39 PM
    brrrer. Canada sent us some icy cold rain!
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, 11:28 PM
    "They claim they are immortal. We must prove they are not." I might just have to get back into Path of Exile after that. ;)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, 05:32 PM
    Morrus and Peter are joined this week for an epic-length episode by Rodney Thompson, designer on Star Wars SAGA Edition, Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Lords of Waterdeep, Destiny 2, Dusk City Outlaws, and currently on Kickstarter: Spectaculars. In the news, we have the release of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage and Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, financial troubles at John Wick Presents,...
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, 03:12 AM
    That's everybody except KahlessNestor. And we have a player who is possibly considering applying to join the group, JustinCase. Any current player(s) have any input in this regard? The established players in the game will take precedence over any new folks, but I thought that some new blood might be a good thing? If the players don't think so, we can leave the group the way it is.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 11:56 PM
    Oh, I see! What we in the hobby like to call "dice"! :D
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 09:40 PM
    But it isn't his move. His move only happens on his own turn, and it is the cube's turn.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 09:10 PM
    Conan posted (re-posted?) this yesterday:
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 04:57 PM
    He could fall prone, or we could call it disadvantage on Strength and Dexterity checks for both the fighter and wizard until the situation is resolved.
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 04:50 PM
    No sweat!
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 04:43 PM
    Sorry for my disappearance. Anyone still here and wanting to play this game?
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 04:34 PM
    jmucchiello, the link in your post did not go to my thread. Here are links to the threads of my game: IC: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?589958-Leif-s-First-5E-Homebrew-In-Character-Thread-1A OOC: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?589953-Leif-s-First-5E-Homebrew-Out-Of-Character-Thread RG: ...
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 04:15 PM
    I suppose that should be the first thing that I do -- see if there is still interest in continuing. Ok, you might want to watch the thread that jmuchiello mentioned. Please don't post IC until you officially join, but we can discuss in the OOC what you wish to play and how you could be worked in.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:53 PM
    I'd say "official" is nothing, but "default" is Forgotten Realms, if I were to distinguish between the two terms.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:15 PM
    What is "RNG"? I"m not familiar with that terminology.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:05 PM
    Presumable every action she takes deletes somebody from the perspective of a time traveller.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 12:07 PM
    Doesn't solidify until experienced? I've not heard that one.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 11:27 AM
    Yeah. They used to get around that with the "fixed point in time" technobabble but they don't do that any more. But all of it's the past for the Doctor, so every alien stopped is altering history.
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 10:49 AM
    Quinn stands stoically during the conversation, but there is just a bit of confusion in his heart. sending one away that was promised to be allowed to stay is not quite the right thing, but if that is what the lord of the land wants, he will comply.
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 04:58 AM
    darjr replied to 4e PDF bundles?
    Here is an easy link for you. The rules compendium is awesome. It's my affiliate link, FYI. https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?filters=0_0_0_0_0_45349_0_0&affiliate_id=182934
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  • Leif's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:39 AM
    I was going to make this post in the Original Misbegotten waif thread erroneously started by moi, but it was closed some time ago. So, anyway, I think I really want to start a 5E D&D game of a sandbox nature, because I have virtually no ideas about what I want the game to be. So in theory, the players could set the agenda for the game, but it would really work better if there was some...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 12:24 AM
    The man, the myth, the moustache.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 12:02 AM
    Umbran started a thread Stan Lee - Excelsior!
    I know this is mentioned in the Remembrances thread, but the man had such an impact on genre fiction, I think he deserves his own thread. Mr. Stan Lee, one of the fathers of modern comic books and superheroes, has passed, at the age of 95. https://www.npr.org/2018/11/12/106322838/a-marvel-of-a-man-stan-lee-dead-at-95
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 11:39 PM
    or marbles. watching every onefall because of marbles .. .. .. .. .. *ahem* Never mind.:devil::hmm::heh:
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 09:21 PM
    I liked the episode. Did you notice that the ending music was the Doctor Who theme? Wish this was longer:
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 07:00 PM
    They're definitely doing the "teaching history" part of Doctor Who, aren't they? I agree that the Doctor was just a bystander in this episode. All they did is witness events.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 05:06 PM
    I don't have kids myself, but I have some very recent experience with this... One of the players in my regular game wanted his 13-year-old daughter to learn about D&D. But, having your father run the game is pretty lame, and can lead to some weird dynamics, so he asked me to do it - I ran a game for the dad, the kid, a friend of hers, and my wife (who is a kid of unofficial godmother to the...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:16 PM
    Last month EN5ider, the 5E Patreon, introduced the Geomancer class. In this week's article, Josh Gentry provides you with three new geomancer orders - Order of the Apothecary (mystical healers), Order of the Architect (builders and protectors), and Order of the Rune Knight (wielders of elements in war). Illustrated by Julio Rocha and Tan Ho Sim. Recently on EN5ider: #239....
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:33 AM
    By "before" you mean in a different system. I guess if you value your gut reaction over actual play experience, there's not really much to debate, is there? You're right - you the way you feel about this game you haven't played yet is how you feel. :)
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 10:04 PM
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:47 PM
    In don’t think you as a publisher is the target audience of the book. It’s you as a gamer.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:44 PM
    For me it was flight, until I realised that flight without an accompanying invulnerability was a death sentence. One mistake...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:10 PM
    Takes 6 blunt damage. Second question, takes 11 blunt and 1 fire damage.
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 08:38 PM
    The 20's to 40's were a special time. I liked it to.
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  • darjr's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:28 PM
    Hmmmm it's almost like a clue of some sort. Why would WotC do that?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:08 PM
    99% of the time the damage type won't matter, so you can deduct the SOAK from the total. The STR bonus applies to his base damage, not to the exploit, so it goes to the bunt damage should that info be needed. The times it will matter are if the target has SOAK to only blunt or only fire, in which case it could only reduce those portions of the total.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:05 PM
    Science interjection - you've got it a little messed up. Arthropoods have two separate issues as they get large. One is weight - the materials used in exoskeletons are not particularly strong. It cannot carry the same weight that bone can - so, if they get too big, arthropod exoskeletons will break legs, and the like. This can be gotten around by fundamentally changing the materials used...
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 05:41 PM
    Folks need to read up on biology a bit before going into such things. You folks are making this way too complicated, and you are trying too hard to bind an alien species that only superficially looks human to human mechanisms and structures. I mean, think for a second, if a male can bring a baby to term, it quite obviously doesn't mean the same thing as "male" does in humans. Even on Earth,...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 04:46 PM
    I'd agree with everybody else that I'd play the game before trying to adjust it. You can very rarely get a good feel for a game until you've played it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:26 PM
    Because it occurs to me, as an ironically curious consequence of that, that if WotC’s goal was hypothetically to sell books to you specifically, opening the DMsG has therefore lost them sales rather than gained them.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:06 PM
    Did you buy D&D books before DMs Guild existed?
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 01:13 PM
    I say the same thing every time I walk and notice a drop in the floor and I am working to stay vertical. Don't worry, I haven't fallen where I can'tt get up.
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 01:10 PM
    I wanted to be "The shadow'"
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:48 PM
    Generally speaking, SOAK (and immunities etc.) have to apply to all damage types. The non-SOAKing of armour is slightly awkwardly phrased, though, I'll admit! Basically, if you have *been* poisoned (gas, food, atmosphere, etc.), armour isn't going to help you. If the poison is on a weapon, then sure, armor will help. It's all about the delivery system.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:43 PM
    Merged the two threads for you.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:24 PM
    Just 4 days left for nominations.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:18 AM
    Maybe. But doing that would be dumb. See below.... The king isn't always surrounded by guards and knights? Since when? He's got an entire castle of them around him, and no, you can't just come in 'cause you feel like it! He's got personal guards at least outside his chambers, if not within, *all the time*. His chambers have the nation's top clerics and wizards laying protections upon...
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  • Scott DeWar's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 01:03 AM
    No way! Wow!!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:19 AM
    I’ve seen you randomly bring up your personal politics in the form of MRAs in two threads (that I’ve noticed) in the last couple of days. Not sure why. Please don’t do that. This isn’t the place.
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  • 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

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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 isn’t too long. I won’t 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.

Wednesday, 10th January, 2018


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Thursday, 13th July, 2017


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.


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Sunday, 11th November, 2018


Saturday, 10th November, 2018

  • 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 it’s significant that the other big conventions D&D “goes to” 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
    Don’t 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
    It’s 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 D’lx 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 …Wait 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 “trust me but I won’t tell you why” baloney. What is it about Nathan? You’ve already called him a criminal and a lier. I bet if you state exactly why, you’d 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.

Sunday, 9th September, 2018

  • 10:11 PM - Enevhar Aldarion quoted darjr in post Waterdeep: Dragon Heist First Impressions
    Huh, Dragon Heist as a sort of Phandelver option? Well that’s cool. Yeah, I was going to say this would make a great replacement for Lost Mines of Phandelver to use as an intro adventure, including for new players.
  • 06:29 PM - Parmandur quoted darjr in post Waterdeep: Dragon Heist First Impressions
    Huh, Dragon Heist as a sort of Phandelver option? Well that’s cool. Other APs have had 1-5 material, but usually in a rush or saying "maybe start here after Lost Mines." But Dragon Heist is perfectly positioned to serve as an intro as well. More options.
  • 06:30 AM - Parmandur quoted darjr in post Waterdeep: Dragon Heist First Impressions
    I love Dyson Logos map style. Especially printed out to one inc scale it is very nice. Aesthetics and utility with maps are a bit of a spectrum. It seems that I always see a lot of folks complaining about the beautiful Schley maps for previous books, maybe WotC is just responding to feedback.
  • 06:29 AM - Parmandur quoted darjr in post Waterdeep: Dragon Heist First Impressions
    It occurred to me that waterdeep and the AL mods that go with it could be a part of the big gaps in several of the adventures released so far. For instance in the first two the players could spend some side time in waterdeep. Or in Storm Kings. Or Elemental Princes. That's really kinda neat. Oh, definitely: I could see starting with Dragon Heist, and transitioning to the back half of Hoard of the Dragon Queen, skipping the intro chapters and the caravan entirely...


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