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    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    Calm down. Yes, us third party pubs are doing fine. But it’s not the d20 boom, or even close to it, in terms of volume of third party publishers. And that’s not a problem, either way.
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    Don’t forget EN Publishing! https://www.patreon.com/ensider
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    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    I suspect that would make combat long and tedious as people rolled over and over looking for sixes.
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    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    Did Telltale Games really just self-destruct? What happens to the Walking Dead games?
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    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    Somewhere along the line Donald Glover stopped being this guy who makes art, and instead became this virtuoso who makes emotions.
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    I totally get every single point she made except the mouse. I'm right-handed but I use mice equally well with both hands. It doesn't matter at all which side it's on. Actually the left side might be better on laptops since the disc station is usually on the right.
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    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    Just whiling away an hour or two before I appear on a podcast. So here's my initial idea, which I'm calling QUICKD6. Or maybe QUICK SIX. That sounds better. CORE MECHANICTo do anything you roll 3d6. On a 10 you succeed (unless it's opposed against another creature, in which case both roll 3d6 and the highest wins). Situational modifiers can add or remove a dice, as can awesome or poor...
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    Yesterday, 04:25 AM
    Rhetorical question - Who died and made you the Speaker of the One True Way? I am pretty sure the 5e ruleset cannot be called "exacting rules and no imagination". Rather the opposite, really. But, neither here nor there - while critique is healthy, being degrading and insulting isn't. There is no superiority to be won in this - it is all pretending to be elves, dude, and doing it...
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    Yesterday, 04:06 AM
    Folks, when we tell you to leave a discussion, we mean it. If you fail to do so, you earn yourself a vacation from the site. It should go without saying - best behavior in here from this point on. Thank you, everyone. We now return you to your regularly scheduled discussion of how to pretend to be elves.
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 10:14 PM
    I’m inclined to agree. For me, options speak to replayability.
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 08:53 PM
    Do not eat Thanksgiving dinner at this person's house. To roast the traditional turkey, they have probably referenced a 1970s McDonald's employees handbook for operating the shake machine....
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 08:37 PM
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    Storywise this is the best OotS-strip in a very very long time. The amount of clever world building here is staggering.
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 07:24 PM
    Brie really seems to have had fun making the movie. :)
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 07:21 PM
    Anyway, if I were you I'd look for pictures of the type of house you're wanting to depict and try writing a description for it, see if it sparks ideas.
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 07:12 PM
    I don't understand the logic there. Why would a smaller window indicate that? Here a smaller window is where the bathroom or sauna is.
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 07:05 PM
    I was under the impression that the DCEU had more movies, but it seems there are only five. The Batman movies aren't part of it? Five, hmm? Comparing to Marvel in terms of number of movies filmed that means that DC is only up to the first Captain America. That kinda makes DC's position appear better. They've only just started, so they can make corrections. Out of Marvel's first five only Ironman...
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 07:04 PM
    In a longish Twitter thread a week or so ago, D&D designer Mike Mearls talked about D&D and its overall design goals, and how that changed from previous editions. It covers the "who" of who D&D 5E is designed for, the styles of play it encourages, and more. When designing a game, consider the personality traits and behaviors the game encourages in its player. Then ask yourself if you...
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 03:43 PM
    Bolding mine. In that bold is the basic problem. Players have goals. Designers have goals. Mechanical advantages do not - in the same way that a hammer does not have a *goal* of hammering nails. Chunks of steel on sticks do not have will or desire, and have no goals. The hammer can be used to tear down drywall, if that is my goal, no matter that the designer of the hammer had a goal of...
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 03:17 PM
    A fair strategy, I suppose, if you can keep up. I know I can't. If it weren't for the slow periods around the holidays and in the summer to use to catch up, I would probably have to give up entirely.
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 02:51 PM
    Just 4 days to go. The antici....pation is mounting! https://www.worldsof2000adrpg.com
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 12:46 PM
    Back in 2007, the very first pathfinder adventure path, Rise of the Runelords, launched Paizo's adventure path line. Paizo has just announced a new campaign, Return of the Runelords, featuring six adventures running from levels 1-20 for Pathfinder 1st Edition! Paizo's press release dropped in my inbox this morning. "The all-powerful Runelords, near-immortal wizards who ruled...
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 12:36 PM
    In a longish Twitter thread a week or so ago, D&D designer Mike Mearls talked about D&D and its overall design goals, and how that changed from previous editions. It covers the "who" of who D&D 5E is designed for, the styles of play it encourages, and more. When designing a game, consider the personality traits and behaviors the game encourages in its player. Then ask yourself if you...
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 12:29 PM
    And my playtest flip mats have arrived! Woohoo!
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 12:27 PM
    Sure. Session zero. It's fun.
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 11:46 AM
    At the link in the post you just quoted. ;)
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 09:07 AM
    I feel like Marvel's success is working against them. The Captain Marvel trailer makes it look like a good solid action flick (and in my opinion it is easily on par with the Wonder Woman trailers), but I've seen a lot of comments from disappointed fans. The bar has been set so high that a merely good movie no longer excites people. On the flipside I feel really bad for DC fans. There the bar...
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    Friday, 21st September, 2018, 01:51 AM
    https://twitter.com/chrisperkinsdnd/status/1042873338966683648?s=21
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 11:26 PM
    That was fun. Ran the first half of the Ashen Osseum. I think we’re doing poisons wrong. Those giant centipede were almost a TPK. Lots and lots and lots of keyword looking up. I feel like this book needs a dictionary. Weapons which can be lethal or deadly or fatal or killy. OK, I made up the last one. We enjoyed it overall. Once we get over the learning curve it’ll be better - I would...
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 10:00 PM
    Guidelines... but in practice, I usually don't make many changes. I typically choose the system to do the things I want it to in the first place. Over the years, I have found that broad strokes matter far more than small fiddly bits, so I don't bother much with the latter. So, for example, in my Ashen Stars game, I am using a variant initiative system - it impacts every combat, making it...
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 09:12 PM
    Hm. Insulting. Making it personal. Giving orders. Being rude. Yes, BYE. You are done here. Please don't post in this thread again. If you wish to discuss this, please PM me, or another member of the moderating staff.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 08:57 PM
    Hulu's strength is not in current-season shows, but in the full-runs of older shows. If you aren't using it for that, yeah, its worth degrades rapidly.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 08:52 PM
    Ah, but changing them on the fly because the GM's choices made them inconvenient isn't exactly fair. The bad guys chose to set themselves up so they'd hit each other in crosssfire, after all. Why do the PCs have to pay the price for choices, but the GM's forces don't? GMs have immense power to bend the rules. It should be used sparingly. Was this one case really worth burning goodwill...
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 08:34 PM
    I suggest that a list of *15* must-haves is pretty demanding.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 07:22 PM
    With a mere 5 days to go until the Kickstarter launches on Tuesday, 25th September, there's been plenty of publicity around the web! Here's a quick summary of the various previews and interviews that have taken place. Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD is nearly here! Vampifan's WOIN Blog kicked off the previews with an exclusive look at the core rulebook! Our friends over at...
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 06:04 PM
    Yup. Autocorrect. Thanks! We’ve done character creation, luckily, so we dive straight in tonight.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 03:39 PM
    How were your experiences? Anything to watch out for? Lots of backstory at the start of this one. I feel like I'm cramming for a history exam! Luckily, the chances of Jason Bulmahn showing up and testing me are slim.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 02:50 PM
    Another day closer... https://www.worldsof2000adrpg.com
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 01:20 PM
    Sure. And I explained what it was. All working as intended! :)
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 01:00 PM
    Y'know, I think there might be, but I can't think offhand how. I know that sometimes when I edit a post I see the raw become and sometimes I don't. I can't think what I do different though.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 12:58 PM
    I know; I put it there. But your powers of observation do you credit. :) I'm just trying something. Ignore it for now.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 12:58 PM
    Oh no, our timeline is accelerating!
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 11:53 AM
    Didn't see this thread, but I did see a bunch of duplicated threads the other day and deleted them. That was probably this.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 09:37 PM
    Umbran replied to Table Rules
    Um... that's 'cause.... he's Loki!
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 08:54 PM
    DM-of-Doom Wacksteven joins Morrus and Peter in the podcast studio to talk all about live streaming tabletop RPGs on Twitch, and the challenges involved in putting on a successful show. In the news we cover D&D's big survey, Pathfinder's new System Reference Document, a return to the Barrier Peaks, and more. Plus our favourite game in all the world, and Malach the Maleficent's musical debut! ...
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 06:58 PM
    I still have The Art of the Dragonlance saga. Such a gorgeous book. So many memories.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 06:33 PM
    Oh. Dammit.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 06:17 PM
    My Monster Manual has that quirk.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 05:17 PM
    You can now pre-order this gorgeous-looking 448-page D&D art book. It contains art from the entire history of Dungeons & Dragons, dating back 40 years, and includes over 700 art pieces, from sketches and concepts through to finished art. Pre-ordering gets you a bonus art print. The above is by Keith Parkinson, and is from the 1985 Dragonlance Calendar. I think my favourite Dragonlance...
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 04:25 PM
    No, I don't think they'll do the Rogue arc. I think the whole point of her arriving back on Earth but not remembering *is* the rogue plot, effectively. Rogue isn't involved, but from Danvers' point of view, Rogue isn't the operative part, the amnesia is.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 12:58 PM
    Do you guys realize that it's only four months until our timeline surpasses this vision of the "future":
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 12:54 PM
    Avengers Annual #10 The Movie would be amazing. But there would be a LOT of backstory they'd need to alter to get there, I think.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 11:35 AM
    ugh.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 07:34 AM
    Actually I found the character in my sig thread. Here is Niles LeGosche, ready and able to be played.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 01:47 AM
    I am like Kaodi, I have no idea what I was playing. I am all in for a new fresh start in a 1e pf game!
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 09:04 PM
    jonesy started a thread Captain Marvel trailer
    Sweet. Youngified Sam J looks alright. Was expecting a lot worse. :p
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 08:33 PM
    In Ocean's 11, it is Danny Ocean's plan. He spent his time in jail coming up with most of the plan. The movie research is on some details surrounding the execution of that plan. So, the film elides over much of the research and planning step. There are ways to handle this that are not "execute the DM's plan" but D&D, specifically, does not have any purpose-designed mechanics in place to help...
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 06:09 PM
    That definitely needs to be a book down the road.
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 02:38 PM
    The thievery portion of most Shadowrun scenarios is usually of the, "bust in, shoot people, grab McGuffin, get out," variety. Heist scenarios, by contrast, usually try to operate so that nobody gets killed.
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 12:02 PM
    These magical quills and parchments over on TRAILseeker for the Pathfinder RPG include the bloodhound quill, inkwell of eternal rest, quill of perfect recollection, page of infinite obsession, and the pen of cunning compulsion. By Charlie Brooks; illustrated by Xanditz.
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 11:47 AM
    Last month, EN5ider introduced the new Mahout class, a beast-mastering specialist. This month we expand on that class with new regimens to add to the Animalist found in the basic article. The Monstrous regimen has more in common with fearsome monstrosities than with those of their own kind, and the Oddball regimen has bizarre and strange pets like gelatinous cubes and cloakers. Also within are...
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 11:21 AM
    Blimey, Jhaelen. Are you OK? Do you not feel that response is overly hostile? As a long term member, I assumed some familiarity and felt it appropriate to joke with you a little. Clearly a mistake. Noted.
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 05:53 AM
    Oh, Amazon Prime is worldwide. As for Hulu, I have no way of knowing what might originally have been on a Hulu, never having seen one (or a CBS, or any of the local services you have over there), but I’ve seen Handmaid’s Tale available (though I haven’t watched it), and Star Trek Discovery is on Netflix the next day. Other stuff like Game of Thrones etc. shows up on a Sky channel, usually the...
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 10:34 PM
    Honestly, I've never really thought about it. I don't really categorise my settings.
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 08:47 PM
    Yep, exactly. It is a direct port of how things work in the TV show of the same name (which I also recommend, it is fun!). There are times in the show where we have little flashbacks, where events in the past that the viewers don't know about are explicated.
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 07:52 PM
    There is a sort of problem with the research part, though - heist fiction is written sort of assuming the conclusion. The Heist *will* happen, the characters *will* find most (but perhaps not quite all) of the relevant pieces of information, and that information *will* be relevant to the plan. The characters are almost invariably absurdly competent in their roles (heist stories are often...
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 07:39 PM
    D&D will always have a special place in my heart. It's the game I've played most in my life, and I can't imagine ever not playing it. It's its own genre. I play a variety of RPGs -- I was in a 2-year Call of Cthulhu game not that long ago, and I'm going to start the Pathfinder playtest this week. Sometimes I like to revisit old favourites from the 1980s, and sometimes I like to try the new...
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 07:39 PM
    Currently I have Netflix and Hulu. Due to a misclick, my wife ended up with Amazon Prime for a year - we are using it to rewatch B5, but are unlikely to re-up on that.
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 06:31 PM
    Each career just gives you 4 attribute points, 2 skill points, 1 exploit. It’s pretty quick. But yeah, you’d need to buy the book to make a character, or use the online character builder. Each consecutive die costs more, yes. It’s an expanding scale. Offhand I can’t think of any charts you need during play. Your character sheet has your dice pools right there. Maybe the critical...
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 05:35 PM
    Pretty sure it did back when it happened about 9 months ago.
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 02:16 PM
    Most of those (Hulu, CBS, etc.) aren't available here. It all ends up in Netflix over here. We have SkyQ though, and the BBC iPlayer is free.
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 11:29 AM
    Which superhero movies do have Oscars? As I recall at least Superman-78, Batman-89, The Dark Knight, and the Incredibles. And, surprisingly, Suicide Squad. Edit: wait a minute. B89 has the Joker, so does TDK. AND Suicide Squad? Is the Joker automatic oscar-bait?
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 11:02 AM
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    Patreon doesn’t interact with vbulletin on any level.
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 02:43 AM
    I am not into the pleasure of pain on any measure, but i once had the pleasure of smacking my nose on a firm breast before. she took it as a complement that I actually got a bloody nose from it. I was too embarrassed to say any thing more witty then "Ouch"
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    Sunday, 16th September, 2018, 09:28 PM
    did you tell them what DID distract you?
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  • 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 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.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018


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.

Wednesday, 10th January, 2018


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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



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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...

Monday, 27th August, 2018


Friday, 24th August, 2018

  • 11:38 PM - LordEntrails quoted darjr in post Do You Play in AL?
    There's no "I wish" option. Would love if there was AL in Germany but there ain't :( This down below folks. You can play AL at home, you can play it online (at least on Fantasy Grounds, I assume Roll20 too), you can play it anywhere and everywhere. It was opened to non store play a while ago. I know several groups that play at home or other public or private or semi private places

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018


Tuesday, 31st July, 2018

  • 11:03 PM - gyor quoted darjr in post Season 8 Changes (Adventurers League)
    And now season 8 will have an Eberron living campaign! https://twitter.com/onnatryx/status/1024376477012254720?s=21 I think this news deserves it's own thread.
  • 05:32 PM - TerraDave quoted darjr in post 4 years of 5E on Amazon: same old same old
    RPGS: Are you sure it isn't both? Icv2 doesn’t talk to online retailers, though some of the brick and mortar sell online. I’d guess those are no where near amazon numbers. Those brick and mortar on sales are probably a tiny fraction of amazon numbers, but that’s just a guess. So it turns out those numbers include kickstarter, they may also include specialty online retailers. They may, may also include places like toystores, which are tracked for other games (ie pockemon). Kickstarter may account for a few million each year, though that seems to have been the case for a while now, some of the biggest RPG kickstarters were back in 2015 and 2016. Specialty online retail is probably important for smaller RPGs that you may not be able to get otherwise. I do wonder if they are able to track things like the starter set sold through Walmart. I don't think it includes Amazon or booksellers.

Monday, 30th July, 2018

  • 03:16 PM - Oofta quoted darjr in post Season 8 Changes (Adventurers League)
    Make suggestions, they are listening. Also not announcements are due. I think Fai Chen’s and dm rewards are changing a lot. It's a question of who to make suggestions to. The admin Greg Marks (Skerrit) suggested over in twitter thread I linked to before suggested calling customer support because their direction was coming from WOTC corporate. In fact, he was the one who suggested that you use treasure points to buy then sell heavy armor for gold. I think there are always going to be goofy things about a living campaign, it's kind of inevitable because we're using published mods instead of mods written specifically for AL. But a loophole that everyone can exploit but that you only know about if you happen to read the right thread is odd. It would be better if they just said "you can exchange ___ treasure points to get ___ GP for your PC", but apparently their hands are tied.

Saturday, 28th July, 2018

  • 09:40 AM - philreed quoted darjr in post The Fantasy Trip (TFT) Kickstarter is live!
    Steve Jackson of SJG has acquired the rights back for the classic game The Fantasy Trip and has a Kickstarter to help fund its return! This is a classic story about the early days of gaming coming to a great conclusion and now you can be a part of it. Thanks for sharing the project! If anyone has questions, please feel free to ask away and we'll try to answer them.


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