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Friday, 6th July, 2018


Friday, 16th June, 2017

  • 06:09 AM - Doctor Futurity mentioned Zarithar in post After Action Report On New MexiCon
    Zarithar I moved here in 2005 from Seattle and have found gaming in Albuquerque to be much more robust than I did in Seattle back then....although could be I was able to network with gamers in ABQ better than I did in Seattle? That said, I had no idea New Mexicon was taking off like this, kudos! Now maybe one year it will happen at a time when I can actually try to attend.

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Sunday, 15th July, 2018

  • 08:34 PM - ccs quoted Zarithar in post THIS Is The Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook!
    The fact that they are selling and marketing hardcover books for a playtest... basically an alpha or beta version of the finished product, is a turn off for me. P.T. Barnum would be proud. WoTC released their playtest for 5e as free PDFs. There's a huge difference here. There's a free PDF. I just find a physical copy easier to use. So.... Either I burn a lot of ink myself/pay to have it printed out & bound, or I spend less & pick up the soft cover at my local shop.

Friday, 6th July, 2018

  • 01:35 PM - ShinHakkaider quoted Zarithar in post THIS Is The Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook!
    The fact that they are selling and marketing hardcover books for a playtest... basically an alpha or beta version of the finished product, is a turn off for me. P.T. Barnum would be proud. WoTC released their playtest for 5e as free PDFs. There's a huge difference here. Maybe next time do a little bit of research and actually know what youre talking about before you post something like this? Paizo did this exact same thing with thier original Pathfinder playtest about a DECADE AGO including making them available as FREE PDF's. They've EXPRESSLY said that they're doing this because when they went around to price how much it would cost to print the playtest (individually) as opposed to doing a mass printing the mass printing would actually come out CHEAPER for thier customers. But hey dont let a little thing like FACTS get in the way of your need to pit Wizards vs Paizo.
  • 12:50 AM - Shasarak quoted Zarithar in post THIS Is The Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook!
    The fact that they are selling and marketing hardcover books for a playtest... basically an alpha or beta version of the finished product, is a turn off for me. P.T. Barnum would be proud. WoTC released their playtest for 5e as free PDFs. There's a huge difference here. You are right, that is terrible to see a company selling something that they are giving away for free. What kind of rubes do Paizo take us for? Now off to see the Egress, some kind of female Eagle I bet!

Thursday, 5th July, 2018

  • 11:57 PM - Kurviak quoted Zarithar in post THIS Is The Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook!
    The fact that they are selling and marketing hardcover books for a playtest... basically an alpha or beta version of the finished product, is a turn off for me. P.T. Barnum would be proud. WoTC released their playtest for 5e as free PDFs. There's a huge difference here. The PDFs are indeed free, so the difference is that paizo offered the printed versions as preorders for people interested on having it as a physical book
  • 11:45 PM - Michael Ramsey quoted Zarithar in post THIS Is The Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook!
    The fact that they are selling and marketing hardcover books for a playtest... basically an alpha or beta version of the finished product, is a turn off for me. P.T. Barnum would be proud. WoTC released their playtest for 5e as free PDFs. There's a huge difference here. Paizo is releasing the playtest for free as a PDF. They just made the books for people who want to buy them (they did the same thing with Pathfinder 1e during it's beta run).

Monday, 2nd July, 2018


Friday, 29th June, 2018

  • 02:14 PM - Vanveen quoted Zarithar in post Dragon Reflections #3: Controversy Strikes!
    Just have to add it's pretty hilarious and terrible that one of the female thief level names is an actual, real-life, racial slur. Wonderful.... To clarify, yes, associating thievery with the Romani cultural group IS a slur. As written though, people might think that the *word* "Romani" is a slur, which it isn't. It is of course the preferred term to refer to the European ethnic and cultural group, a term the group's members use to refer to themselves. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_the_Romani_people I also know personally that it's official Reuters and Bloomberg usage when making reference to this group. (My brother has covered them for a couple of decades in Eastern Europe.)
  • 07:14 AM - R_Chance quoted Zarithar in post Dragon Reflections #3: Controversy Strikes!
    Just have to add it's pretty hilarious and terrible that one of the female thief level names is an actual, real-life, racial slur. Wonderful.... 40 years ago, it wasn't considered a racial slur. If you said "Romani", no one would have known who you were talking about. The fact that the term is used as a level title for a Thief is telling about the ethnic / cultural prejudices of the day though. I only knew one female gamer between when we started D&D in 1974 and... about 1980. Met several more about then although the hobby was still overwhelmingly male. We never made any adjustments to characteristics, classes etc. It just didn't seem necessary or fair.

Wednesday, 27th June, 2018

  • 04:54 PM - Pauper quoted Zarithar in post What is the status of Cormyr in 5e?
    I've had Erin Evan's book on my Kindle for a couple of years now... time to give it a read apparently as my current campaign is set in The Stonelands (northern Cormyr). It's a solid read; I'd recommend it. One point for Realms nerds -- I haven't seen anything reversing the destruction of Tilverton by the forces of Shade in 1372 DR. (This was actually a late 3E event, around the time of "War of the Spider Queen", not a 4E event, but given that so much of 4E material is focused around the Shade War in this area, it wouldn't surprise me if a few Realms grognards lump it in as such.) -- Pauper

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018

  • 06:37 PM - thanson02 quoted Zarithar in post What is the status of Cormyr in 5e?
    I've had Erin Evan's book on my Kindle for a couple of years now... time to give it a read apparently as my current campaign is set in The Stonelands (northern Cormyr).Well the war with the Netherese Empire ended with the Sundering so I would assume that there and postwar clean up. People are probably happy to have their lives go back to normal and not be paranoid about assassin's and spies around every corner. I don't know if they're helping Sembia out or not and the restoration efforts. I know that the people of Sembia are working hard to regain their sense of Independence, especially after their occupation.

Monday, 4th June, 2018

  • 03:34 AM - Charlaquin quoted Zarithar in post Pathfinder 2 Preview: Downtime
    This is sounding more and more like 5e every day. Someone please remind me who the intended audience is and what differentiates this in any significant way from what is already out there. So if PF was 3.75, then this is... 5.1? I'm just not understanding the appeal. It's really not very much like 5e at all. The target audience is people who want a system that isn't weighed down by all the cruft of 3e D&D, but offers more crunch and player options than 5e.

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018

  • 02:06 AM - Demetrios1453 quoted Zarithar in post Opening Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
    I've not read it cover to cover yet, but I'm happy with what I've seen so far. My one complaint is the same complaint I had concerning Volo's - About a 4th (maybe more) of the monsters are reprints from other sources (Out of the Abyss, etc). I don't agree with the argument stating that this is a good thing for those who didn't purchase those books either. That is what D&D Beyond is for (cherry picking monsters, magic items, etc. from other books). 14.58% (21 of 144) of the stat blocks are repeats (8 demon princes, 4 duergar, 2 derro, 2 steeders from OotA; 4 elemental myrmidons from PotA; and the choker from TFtYP), so nowhere near "about a 4th (maybe more)". Cherry-picking those 21 monsters on D&D Beyond, at $1.99 each, would be nearly $42. Thankfully, it really isn't "about a 4th", as 36 monsters would cost our hypothetical D&DB cherry-picker $71.64! By comparison, the entirety of MtoF is going for $29.97 right now on Amazon.
  • 12:58 AM - AtomicPope quoted Zarithar in post Opening Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
    Interesting. I hadn't realized this was the case... though I am curious as to why. Then again, as a DM, my players will never be able to challenge what basically amount to deities in any case in actual combat, so there's that. I'm in the opposite camp. I've been running a campaign for 3 years and the PCs are engaged in multiverse-changing events. I imagined, very early on, they would be facing a Demon Lord and the Daelkyr alien horrors from the Realm of Madness. The PCs all have legendary items, artifacts, and their first Boon. They have yet to face a Demon Lord but it's going to happen. The last great horror they faced killed their leader with a Finger of Death, requiring a very costly True Resurrection. I'm eager for them to fight a worthy Demon Lord, but he won't be from Tome of Foes.

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018


Monday, 30th April, 2018


Friday, 20th April, 2018

  • 11:10 PM - Mistwell quoted Zarithar in post Mordenkainens starting to show up in the wild?
    The halflings in 5e are actually a return of sorts to their 1e and 2e forms (Hobbits). The only thing missing is the hairy feet. I disagree. 1e: http://rpgcharacters.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/jeff-dee-halfling.jpg 2e: https://preview.ibb.co/bAVh47/halfling2e.jpg Those don't resemble the 5e halfling very much. https://media-waterdeep.cursecdn.com/avatars/thumbnails/6/256/420/618/636271789409776659.png
  • 12:57 AM - SkidAce quoted Zarithar in post Mordenkainens starting to show up in the wild?
    One more point I need to bring up: I've been playing D&D since 1979, and I will say quite honestly that: 1. This is my favorite edition of the game. Period. 2. I love what is happening to D&D overall right now. 3. There has never been a better time to be a D&D or RPG player in general. 4. I've never had an easier time finding groups, players, and just folks interested in talking about the game. 5. Not all of us older players are "get off my lawn" types. I embrace change and welcome a new generation of players to keep D&D going strong hopefully far into the future. Quoted for truth...

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018

  • 03:53 AM - Tony Vargas quoted Zarithar in post Ever use Sleestaks in your campaign?
    I'm seriously considering adding Altrusians/Sleestak to my Chult campaign. They made such a huge impression on my nightmares as a kid, and they would make a good substitute for some of the other standard evil humanoids. I'm going to stat them up for D&D Beyond! I re-watched Land of the Lost a couple years ago, and realized it heavily influenced my style as a gamer. So, strangely, did some other childhood TV, particularly, oddly enough, Wild Wild West and The Avengers (no not the Marvel ones). I did Actually briefly play a character based on an Altrusian, though I didn't remember the name, just the idea of a time-traveler who thought he was visiting his ancient ancestors, only to be horrified by the realization that they were, in actuality, his degenerate descendants....

Monday, 9th April, 2018

  • 09:55 PM - AngusA quoted Zarithar in post New Hobby Releases In Stores & PDF Spotlight: 9th April 2018
    I pre-ordered Borderlands and don't have my copy yet... is this really out on store shelves already? I'll be a little disappointed if that is the case. Certainly hitting stores in the UK this week and I saw a couple of friends talking about getting a copy in a US store over the weekend, so yes. Drop the place you pre-ordered from a line and chase it up!

Thursday, 29th March, 2018

  • 04:12 PM - Pauper quoted Zarithar in post D&D In Ready Player One? (SPOILERS)
    So... no one can confirm that there's anything other than the Green Devil Face we all know and love on the back of the van? Is Acererak and the Tomb in the film or no? Also, I don't care about spoilers. Bring em' on! If you are explicitly going to see Ready Player One to see how they implement the Tomb of Horrors, you're going to be disappointed. There are a small handful of D&D/RPG references in the movie, but they really don't do anything with them other than just use them as references. -- Pauper


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