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    Today, 12:58 AM
    No zombies, please! Donít mind a deep history series, but the zombies were always the part of GoT I was least interested in. Walking Dead is tedious enough! Arya in her own on a brand new continent could be fun, though thatís a totally new show basically, with just the one character to link it to the rest.
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    My understanding is that HBO wanted the showrunners to keep going for more seasons, and offered money for more episodes, but Weiss and Benioff declined. Even if the shorter seasons were imposed on them, there are myriad ways to write the ending of this show that make the events leading up to this season have more import. Babylon 5's fourth season is stupendous because, despite being...
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    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    Oh that's nonsense. There's fantasy tropes of the hero fighting a heroic duel and saving the day and winning the princess. That stuff he's pushing back on. But then there's just good storytelling. You don't devote 2 seasons to a character gaining a skill only to have her not even bring up that she has that skill. And especially in GRRM's writing, characters are supposed to act realistically,...
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    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    Morrus replied to What the Hell?
    Is it set in the 70s or in the future?
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    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    So did Bran basically plan all this from the start?
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    Yesterday, 06:29 AM
    Let's see . . . who should be King? Bran: How about me? I've got a good personal story. Tyrion: Look, you wee sh**, you can see the future, knew Daenerys was going to burn thousands of innocents, and didn't say a thing. You're practically an accomplice! You're the last person I'd ever trust. I regret ever giving you that saddle, you ingrate!
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    Yesterday, 06:12 AM
    Number of faces worn by Arya? Zero. Number of political schemes enacted by Sansa: maaaybe one if "telling Tyrion the truth" counts as a scheme. Number of useful things Bran learned with his visions: maaaybe one, if "the Night King wants to kill me, not that he doesn't want to kill everyone else too" counts as useful.
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    Yesterday, 06:08 AM
    The North decides to be its own kingdom. Yara: Wait, that's a f***ing option? We tried seceding thirty years ago and y'all flipped out and took my brother as a hostage.
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    Yesterday, 06:06 AM
    Hm, I bet the Dothraki will rape and pillage when they learn Daenerys is dead. Quick, do that thing we do when we don't know how to write a scene. *cuts to several weeks later for Tyrion's trial*
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 11:23 PM
    Buying a book from them doesnít make them your slave forevermore. Theyíre allowed to make new things. This is not a betrayal. :)
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 09:09 PM
    Theyíre moving to a new edition. I thought that was clear. :)
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 12:59 PM
    Welcome to this free 12-page preview of A Touch More Class, the upcoming sequel to EN Publishing's bestselling A Touch of Class. This preview contains 12 pages of the full 101-page book and includes the Savant, which is just one of the nine new character classes included in the full book. This book will be launching on Kickstarter very soon! Download the 12-page preview from DTRPG...
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 01:21 AM
    Taking 5E out of the equation, whatís your favourite D&D edition ó and why? I spent the longest time with 2E, but the launch which excited me most was 3E. I think Iíd vote 2E, but itís close. For poll purposes, OD&D includes everything and overlapping before 1E, including BECMI, etc. Even Chainmail, if thatís anybodyís vote.
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    Sunday, 19th May, 2019, 01:16 AM
    I *never* give release dates. But these errata have been collated and are in layout.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 09:58 PM
    Morrus replied to Firearms
    I dunno. I saw a ďlarge knife woundĒ on Game of Thrones. It made Ned Starkís head fall off.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 09:56 PM
    All we know is whatís on that crowdfunding page. Weíre just reading the same page you are. :)
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 09:36 PM
    At this point, it sounds like you know it better than me. :)
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 09:24 PM
    The page itself clarifies it better than I could. But amongst several other things it includes both a PF2 edition of Kingmaker and a 5E Bestiary.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 08:55 PM
    Place your bets! What will it be?
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 08:21 PM
    Morrus started a thread Game of Thrones s1e1
    ‪Watched the first ever ep of Game of Thrones again today, first time in 8(?) years. So... (a) everybody looks so young (b) the lower budget shows (c) it feels like a 1980s BBC show and (d) youíre gonna die, & youíre gonna die, & youíre gonna die, & you there are also gonna die. ‬ Lots of dead men walking. The pacing is much much slower than Iím used to from that show (and Iím not just...
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 06:35 PM
    It's been over a year since I wrapped up the original release of the steampunk adventure path ZEITGEIST: The Gears of Revolution, and since then I have devoted my creative energies to running a 20-month campaign and writing a novel. But now I want to produce and sell something new, so I'm curious which of these ideas would be most popular. Four options. 1. ZEITGEIST: Steel Wind - A...
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 05:41 PM
    In 5e we intentionally changed it so yes, if you have two attacks you can fire and reload and fire again. But the next round you have to use a bonus action to relax before firing once. Guns in 4e were better than they are in 5e, sure to how attack powers would let you use multiple dice.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 02:09 PM
    Quickstarters are a big thing these days, and typically it doesnít greatly affect the funding total. The sense of urgency adds incentive. In fact, the opposite is often true ó long Kickstarters can do worse; 40 day Kickstarters do worse than 30 day ones, for example.
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 01:16 PM
    Iíll give it the benefit of the doubt. Keaton and Ledger were both highly derided choices until they proved to be excellent. Actors act!
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    Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 11:37 AM
    Paizo's Kingmaker 10th Anniversary crowdfunding campaign, which is taking place on Game On Tabletop, has been extended until June 4th. They sent out the following email this morning! "When we first launched the Kingmaker 10th Anniversary campaign on Game On Tabletop, we heard from Pathfinder players worldwide wondering why the campaign was only two weeks. For some, the campaign timing...
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 10:28 PM
    eBay for me again then, I guess.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 08:50 PM
    Is that your favourite phrase?
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 07:48 PM
    'Accidentally'. No, but my dad took up smoking while in the Air Force simply so he would be allowed more break time, and got the nickname "Nicotine Nock."
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 07:10 PM
    Yup. I guess they were under an embargo.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 03:46 PM
    It doesnít say one way or the other about how these things will be released.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 03:17 PM
    Major Cubicle 7 announcements seem to be coming in hourly at the moment. If it's not Age of Sigmar, or Warhammer 40K Wrath and Glory, it's.... a 2nd edition of their 2011 Tolkien role-playing game, The One Ring! And this one has "Lord of the Rings" in the title! The new game will be called The One Ring Ė The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game, and is set 25 years after the defeat of...
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 12:00 PM
    Iím struggling with all the Arrowverse superhero shows right now. Flash has lost its sense of fun, Arrow is boring, Legends is just slapstick. Supergirl is currently the best of them.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 11:26 AM
    The Amazon sales rankings suggest otherwise.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 11:11 AM
    Not as written they donít, no. Hi-Ex rounds and electricity damage are the best ways to fight robots.
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    Friday, 17th May, 2019, 10:09 AM
    A Brazilian commercial for a new Renault car has used some iconic imagery from the 1980s Dungeons & Dragons cartoon series, depicting the characters of Hank the Ranger, Eric the Cavalier, Diana the Acrobat, Presto the Magician, Shiela the Thief, and Bobby the Barbarian with real actors. Scroll down for the actual commercial.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 10:25 PM
    I ran a campaign for four paladin PCs, called Smite Evil. I had a few posts about it over on reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/Pathfinder_RPG/comments/8oo9vk/biggest_golarion_landmark_youve_destroyed_in_your/ https://www.reddit.com/r/Pathfinder_RPG/comments/8tp0dm/unexpected_spell_interaction_with_a_custom/ ...
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 06:17 PM
    OK.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 06:00 PM
    Yeah, but ďreprintĒ canít.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 05:55 PM
    Yes, itís a reprinting, not a new book.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 03:57 PM
    Admidst all the mystery of what happened to Ulisses North America's Warhammer 40K Wrath & Glory, we finally have an answer! Cubicle 7, who currently produce Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4E and are developing Soulbound, the new Age of Sigmar RPG, are now taking over! I just got the following email from C7: Cubicle 7 Entertainment to publish Warhammer 40,000 Roleplaying Games Workshop is...
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 03:28 PM
    Well, it's more that goblins and smallfolk make goblin and smallfolk sized swords rather than using small human swords.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 02:17 PM
    EN Publishing will be at UK Games Expo this year (May 31st-June 2nd) on Stand 2-T1. We will have all our Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD products available to buy, weíre running 1-hour demos, and we also weíll have an exclusive small print run of the next book, LUNA-1! We literally only have 30 of these printed for the expo (there will be many more printed later, donít worry!) so itís...
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 01:12 PM
    What's the name of your D&D character? The folks at D&D Beyond have released some more stats, and this time they're sharing the top 15 D&D player character names. What these stats appear to tell us is that many people call their character "Bob", and even more seems to just use their class name, such as "Cleric" or "Bard". Lots of people seems to name their characters after Game of...
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 12:46 PM
    Yeah, sure, I'll publish it!
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 11:50 AM
    A couple of weeks ago, we noticed that Warhammer 40,000 Wrath & Glory was no longer listed on publisher Ulisses North America's website. At that time, it was still available on DriveThruRPG, but it seems that that is no longer the case. Not only that, but the game has now appeared on Studio 2 Publishing's website! The last update we had was that Ulisses was "just negotiating with Games...
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 09:39 AM
    Cubicle 7 have revealed a few pieces of information regarding their upcoming Warhammer: Age of Sigmar RPG. It has an official name: 'Soulbound', but also a release delay until Spring 2020. The official title, Soulbound, was revealed at Warhammer Fest. Details were also announced of the Soulbound Starter Set, which has some fantastic cover art by Johan Grenier (below). The starter set...
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 08:58 AM
    Yeah. You donít leave sandwiches when you have a pie. You just have a pie.
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 06:27 AM
    Um, who cut their hand off?
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    Thursday, 16th May, 2019, 03:55 AM
    I've never seen Bleach. Honestly, I think I might have cribbed the name from the old OLD setting Daemonforge, which was the original reason for the website EN World, back when it was just a partner site to Eric Noah's 3rd Edition News & Rumors Site. Around 2001 or '02 we created our own setting (hence the name, EN World), and one of the conceits was that dead souls couldn't make it to the...
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 11:09 PM
    This was the massively fortuitous advantage they had ó the whole subscription base of Dragon and Dungeon magazine who wanted to keep playing 3.x. And why Pathfinder canít be repeated, even if the other circumstances were to somehow repeat themselves.
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 10:15 PM
    One can reasonably assume that XP is only gained during the course of an adventure. Otherwise itís not really a game.
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 09:53 PM
    Morrus replied to Firearms
    Itís about as realistic as anything in D&D combat is.
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 09:11 PM
    You wouldn't use Beshela; you'd use She Who Writhes. I don't have a list written up right now, but off the top of my head, the fey titans, Ashima-Shimtu, maybe a dead dragon tyrant, Gidim, maybe Egal the Shimmering, Hewanharimau (I think I'm spelling that right), etc etc. Heck, let Leska be a patron if your group played War of the Burning Sky.
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 08:47 PM
    Thatís what I meant to say.
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 08:23 PM
    Inspired by CoC and similar systems. I havenít thought it all the way through yet. Itís very similar to the way CoC does it. Percentile system. Everything is a skill. You improve with failure. Every time you fail a skill check, the skill improves by 1%. Technically they can go over 100% (modifiers might bring it down). Hmmm. Definitely easy to abuse though. Find lots of easy tasks and...
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 04:03 PM
    Well, they do adventure path subscriptions, which is essentially their replacement for Dungeon. IIRC it was originally even the same subscriber list which got transferred over automatically.
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 01:46 PM
    He is American. That aside, heís masking a naughty word. Itís not ďchutesĒ, itís something similar-sounding.
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 12:38 PM
    The Fatebender is another of the nine new classes for your 5E games coming soon in A TOUCH MORE CLASS! Including the mascot, jinx, and weaver subclasses, the fatebender is able to manipulate fate's tapestry, altering probability itself. Follow the link to be notified when the Kickstarter launches!
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 10:19 AM
    I don't quite understand what you said. But yes, it's better for starting characters than for experienced ones (like some of the exploits which give you free starting kit, etc.) The main benefit is that nobody can take it off you. It's basically free starting equipment (like the OLD Grand Elf's free musket, for example), which can't be removed from the Android.
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    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, 10:17 AM
    If you want to make undersized weapons do -1d6 damage, go for it! It's your game! :)
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    Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, 08:32 PM
    I think youíd be surprised at the sheer number of people with personal stakes in this. And no, people werenít asking Mearls to go back in time and not have enabled him. They were asking for a decent apology. Itís important who the representatives of the flagship game in our hobby choose to associate with, and who they choose not to. It sends a message. And, unfortunately, itís been the...
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    Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, 08:03 PM
    Sure. Provide a detailed economical analysis then. Weíll wait. :)
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    Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, 07:44 PM
    Yes. I said exactly that. :)
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    Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, 06:29 PM
    I think you just answered your own question! :) You can use a weapon one handed if it is your size or smaller. Yes, weapon synthesis is a free action, so you'd have to choose between them.
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    Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, 06:02 PM
    The latest usage stats for Fantasy Grounds are in... and D&D is up again in the latest updated stats from Quarter 1 of 2018 through to Quarter 1 of 2019, rising to a whopping 69% of the market since the stats from Q1 2018! Pathfinder drops from 12% last year to 9% (possibly due to the edition change coming soon), and Savage Worlds drops nearly 2%. Ruleset
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    Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, 04:41 PM
    Eye of the Beholder, a documentary about the art of Dungeons & Dragons, has hit streaming services including iTunes and Amazon Video. "EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons is an exciting new documentary that explores the history, influence, and stories behind the artwork that helps create the worlds in which we all play. The movie profiles D&D artists Ė both past and...
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    Tuesday, 14th May, 2019, 04:31 PM
    ICv2 is reporting on new tariffs on imports to the USA from China, which include various categories of items including toys, comics, and games... including tabletop RPGs. The tariffs are up to 25%. Many game companies print RPG books in China, so this will affect them. The New York Times reports on it in more depth. So, here's a simple breakdown of it as I understand it -- while...
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    Monday, 13th May, 2019, 06:17 PM
    Bethesda has issued an apology for plagiarising D&D adventure The Black Road by Paige Leitman and Ben Heisler. Well, not an actual apology, just a brief explanation. "We have pulled a previously shared ESO tabletop RPG adventure while we investigate the source. Thank you to those who reached out with concerns. Thanks again to everyone who highlighted the issue of alleged plagiarism...
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    Monday, 13th May, 2019, 01:20 PM
    Sheís the Big Bad of the whole series. Not Cersei or the Night King. Weíve been watching her slowly become that over the years. Itís rushed a bit at the end here, but Iíve been expecting it for ages.
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    Monday, 13th May, 2019, 12:32 PM
    So it turns out that it just takes one dragon to win everything. Dany could have flown to Westeros at any time in the last few years with just one of her three dragons and burned Kings Landing to the ground, and anywhere else she wanted to. All that political chess, all those armies, the Dothraki, the North, the Unsullied, none of it mattered in the end. Just one dragon beats everything. Itís...
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    Monday, 13th May, 2019, 12:28 PM
    Many TV watchers, too. Dany has been becoming more despotic for years. She does not brook disagreement.
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 10:53 PM
    Iím not going to be up at 2am Saturday morning! But Iíll catch up later, hopefully. Youíll probably know before I do. :)
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 10:31 PM
    Westeros is not even vaguely like medieval England. If also has a very rough 1000-year band tech level which ranges from pre-Roman Britons to the Renaissance, as do itís many varied social/political themes. So Iím not really on board with an argument which requires me to pick one specific aspect of ďmedieval EnglandĒ and claim that Westeros not adopting that is a failure of the show. Iíd...
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 09:05 PM
    Personally, itís the previews of the announcements of the announcements which excite me most.
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 05:54 PM
    Jeez. Thread closed. We literally just closed a thread on this exact topic ... for this exact reason.
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 05:50 PM
    Still not as complicated as the book versions of Game of Thrones.
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 02:14 PM
    Core Rulebook https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pathfinder-Core-Rulebook-Jason-Bulmahn/dp/1640781684/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=Paizo&qid=1557580239&s=gateway&sr=8-8 Core Rulebook (special edition) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pathfinder-Core-Rulebook-Special-P2/dp/1640781692/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=Paizo&qid=1557580239&s=gateway&sr=8-7 Bestiary (special edition)...
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 01:57 PM
    Let's not get drunk and post political rants on EN World at 2.30am, hmmm?
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    Saturday, 11th May, 2019, 12:19 PM
    The only reason I havenít backed yet is that Iím unfamiliar with the crowdfunding site being used. But Iím sure I will before the end.
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    Friday, 10th May, 2019, 10:14 PM
    Talk about D&D, not modern politics, please, folks.
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    Friday, 10th May, 2019, 10:12 PM
    Itís Westeros. Itís not medieval England. She would pride herself on whatever the writers say she prides herself on in that fictional culture.
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    Friday, 10th May, 2019, 09:31 PM
    Thatís exactly how WotC produced several hardcovers. Still counts!
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    Friday, 10th May, 2019, 06:58 PM
    Iím not sure I understand the criticism. Just because we didnít discover something until the 1700s doesnít mean it didnít exist. If dragons were real, nature wouldnít limit their species only to to things humans had discovered.
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    Thursday, 9th May, 2019, 09:42 PM
    Could they use the stones to bring Stark back?
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    Thursday, 9th May, 2019, 09:11 PM
    And illegal if thatís true.
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    Thursday, 9th May, 2019, 08:04 PM
    So did anybody die in that massive battle at the end (other than Iron Man)? And why didnít Chewie get a medal. I mean Black Widow get a funeral?
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    Thursday, 9th May, 2019, 06:25 PM
    In my 8th One Page Adventure, I've adapted Charlie Brooks' HEAD GAMES adventure. HEAD GAMES is a mix of diplomacy and a moral quandary for 4th-level PCs, and can be set in any small market town. If you like these One Page Adventures, please consider supporting my Patreon, for as little as a dollar per month, where you'll find these in handy PDF format, along with more adventures...
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Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

  • 08:46 PM - Frankie1969 mentioned RangerWickett in post 5E Warlock patron list?
    IMO, making the patron one of the named entities already in the adventure is a huge boon to both player enjoyment and DM planning. @RangerWickett, is this something that you're working on? If not, I'd like to post my list of suggestions. How they communicate (or why they can't), what instructions they send, why they empowered you, what happens when you meet them, etc. For starters, the Voice of Rot could lead to some very interesting plot twists. OTOH, I don't see a way to make Beshala a viable patron.

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019

  • 08:34 AM - Oldtimer mentioned RangerWickett in post Two strange details in adventure one
    I just realised that you are one of the persons responsible for that 5e version. Well done! While I don't play 5e myself, the product feels much closer to the original 3e version. Which is a good thing. You are quite correct that Larions ignorance of Peppin's death by Shahalesti could be explained, but I just feel it's smoother to ascribe his death to Ragesians agents. Not that most players would find that out anyway. Regarding the scene with Kurychek, I must say that I just love that scene. The players thinking "so this guy wants to help and it won't cost us anything. Cool. I suppose he is a devil, but why worry about those details?" and then being overwhelmed by the demonstration of just how evil a devil is. So I really want to make that scene happen and make it feel logical for the DM reading the adventure. As it is presented right now, I can't see that logic. RangerWickett, do you have any input on this?

Friday, 8th February, 2019

  • 02:57 PM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Icons/Crests of each faction
    Thanks for the chuckle, RangerWickett. The number of times we come up with, "Oh yeah, that would be a good idea...". These are just my thoughts, so take them with a grain of salt. Ragesia - should be a torch on a red background (whatever is Ragesian red for you). Each army could have their own symbol. Seaquen - should something to do with magic, a lighthouse, or the coast, but not a spellbook as they are more inclusive (as opposed to Gabal who only trained wizards). Dassen - should be a stylized mountain (or a griffon). Its flag should be 7 of those mountains around a griffon. The monastery of the two winds - would be a Yin/Yang symbol as gusts of wind. Sindaire - would be a bear. Ostalin - has recently gone through a lot of change with the new Khagan, so it could be whatever you want, but they are allied with -REDACTED- so might just be within the icon/token for -REDACTED-. Shahalesti - some sort of shining light. Whatever most effectively communicates that while being full of itself. Maybe a shin...

Wednesday, 30th January, 2019

  • 08:49 PM - Lylandra mentioned RangerWickett in post Tizbiz Zeitgeist Campaign
    So, you got some PCs with a connection to Elfaivar as well? Damn, I'd love to read all about it, but for now I'm afraid of spoilers, even if we got a good grasp on the Obscurati plan and Nicodemus' true identity by now. We'll most likely return to Elfaivar to meet Kasverina and Asrabey this sunday. Oh and RangerWickett I'd love to play that. So many campaigns are focused on stopping the villains from doing evil stuff or ending a reign of terror, but very few plots try to incorporate building and rebuilding and protecting what you're trying to grow.

Friday, 26th October, 2018

  • 04:23 PM - hirou mentioned RangerWickett in post [Spoilers] Title Revealed When?
    While we're at this topic... RangerWickett do you have any "official" headcanon on what exactly he is? I understand that being mid-teleportation in the range of literal godsplosion tends to produce peculiar effects, but, knowing my players, they won't be satisfied with "he's just a ghost with some unique properties and Place_of_death=basically whole Lanjyr". Nothing about needlewire is stated in details, as far as I could find. And at one point, I believe, McBannin clearly states that "whatever that Nicodemus is, he is no ghost".

Friday, 12th October, 2018

  • 08:10 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    BTW, RangerWickett, what benefits, if any do you think this should accrue? I'm thinking very few until the end of the campaign (assuming Uru does not want to leave the unit and ensconce himself in the mountains straight away). But would he enjoy any of the benefits of nascent titanhood before that point, do you think? And if so what would that look like? (My first thoughts were maybe the extension of his 'city's whispers' powers to the mountains, for all the good that would do, and maybe a small, slow amount of regeneration? Also - I was thinking he might nab the incorporeal half of the Voice of Rot's portfolio, since that's theoretically up for grabs. Maybe that could come about as a result of events in adventure #11?)

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018

  • 06:33 PM - Lylandra mentioned RangerWickett in post Lylandra's War of the Burning Sky continued
    hm, I'd say we're in transition from adventure 7 to 8 as the war council happened before the Temple episode because some elf wanted to draw the Shahalesti away from Ycengled ASAP. But yeah, the story will continue :) next up will be some more visions and chaos and chaotic visions for which I accidentally dug up some of RangerWickett 's earliest posts in these forums.

Sunday, 30th September, 2018

  • 08:22 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post Session 67, Part Two Ė Bibulous! Miraculous! Lubricious!
    ... to wonder if it really was Triegenes who had answered his prayer, or if the power hadnít come from within. Ö) End of Session *4XP! Sufficient to pay for one permanent character advancement. DMís Notes If anyone is interested, I based the voice of the Father of Thunder on Bert, Maria Bamfordís pug in the sitcom Lady Dynamite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wP5u533DmA Also Ė we didnít actually play out the second combat in full, we just narrated it. Once the titan had had his effective level reduced, victory was a foregone conclusion (as the unit had almost won when he was at full strength). Thanks to the Blood of Ostea, character death was out of the question, so it seemed like an unnecessary slog to run the second fight once the group had established a firm plan (and worked out how to get themselves back to full health too). It still felt satisfying, because it wasn't hand-waved and everyone got to pitch in ideas as to how their character would contribute. PS. RangerWickett - What happens to the Great Hunt now? Do they show up again?

Saturday, 2nd June, 2018

  • 06:25 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    RangerWickett - Having given Catherine Romana several rounds to monologue, and taken a slow dash across the palace (plus a couple more rounds to grab magic items) the PCs are now way over the number of rounds required for the palace to fully transition. Cypher System has a different round structure to 4e, so the time passes more quickly (with less being achieved in a round) so I'm going to be more flexible, but I'm pretty sure that at least two lamps will still be active when my extended time-limit is reached. I can't find any reference to transition to and from the Bleak Gate in the event that that happens. I'm thinking my players will have enough resources and quick enough wits to come up with something acceptable. (Or maybe Lauren Cyneburg can come with something if they don't.) But what is the 'canon' solution to this, if any? When the time limit is reached, does the Ob respond by sending in more undead? I'm also fairly sure that Leon will cause the roof lamp to become co-termin...

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018

  • 06:41 PM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Age of Worms Adventure Path
    This and Savage Tide are some of the best writing and adventure that has been produced. I want to convert Savage Tide but just havenít gotten to it. I have not read Savage Tides, but Age of Worms was a lot of fun. I appreciated that it hit almost every major kind of monster (except maybe for goblins). Interesting that those were number 2 and 3 of Paizo's adventure paths IIRC. I will have to say though that the EN Publishing's adventures, namely those written/coordinated by RangerWickett (and a host of other great authors) are some of the most interesting adventures I have ever read. Zeitgeist and War of the Burning Sky aimed to be unique, and I think they both hit that target very well, making memorable adventures.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018

  • 08:44 PM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Witness The Mighty And Terrible Face Of War In A World Of Magic!
    I think I saw someone tweaking it for FR and it was centered around Thay/Rashemen. However, I don't think it necessarily requires a parent setting as there is much established lore and regional history in the adventures and guides and the campaign is designed for level 3-20 anyway. What the adventure setting lacks though are distinct deities. Yeah, I added a sidebar regarding the lack of an established pantheon. The adventures and guides refer to deities by their domain. So a GM can choose a pantheon and then use an appropriate deity as necessary from the pantheon. EDIT: This was for those unfamiliar with the adventures and setting. I think @Lylandra 's knowledge of War of the Burning Sky might only be topped by @RangerWickett. ;)

Saturday, 12th May, 2018

  • 08:20 PM - Garthanos mentioned RangerWickett in post A gathering of Martial Controllers - what do you think
    This noble should be on the list.. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?257437-Noble-A-martial-controller I actually like RangerWickett ,proposal for these special plucky minion mods on that thread. I think the fanatic loyalist aspect, is what makes this retinue a special of the class and not just anyone convincing normal minions, who go down and or flee after an attack. The idea of using them to make those arrow barrage attacks that Tony has mentioned would be a good idea... but they could also enable your allies to gain flanking bonuses and other similar benefits. They might take a hit to enable you or an ally not to... this combined with RWs ideas of 4 states would allow you to then recover them after the fight.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018

  • 06:17 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    A few questions about the alterations the Ob ritual makes to the multiverse, RangerWickett: At the end of adventure #9 it explains that the Green Knight loses her powers because of a disconnect with the Dreaming. I wondered how this might impact on others, including the PCs. One of our characters, Leon is a Dreaming Warlock (and now a member of the Unseen Court). Half of his skill-set derives from his ability to 'awaken dreams'. How far should the changes that affect Dame Jillian affect him, do you think? Another character, Korrigan, is connected to all of the planes that previously governed Lanjyr. Would his powers vanish, change to connections with the new planes that replace the old, or remain the same? Whatever you think, I intend to implement only those ideas which make the game more fun, I'm not looking to nerf these players but challenge them. I just wanted to know what the intention was. Also, are the fey titans wholly in the real world during adventure 10? And how does Beshela get to Lanjyr (given how hard it was for the players)? Can she come ...

Monday, 23rd April, 2018

  • 12:46 AM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Best Campaigns to convert into 5e? Suggestions Please!
    ...her, or any other game system is welcome; just not looking for the current WOTC hardbacks. Here is one: Red Hand of Doom, from the 3.5 era of D&D. Great long adventure, epic fights in each portion, memorable opponents, a grand story to stop a hobgoblin army. I converted this to 5E and my players had a blast. Highly recommend! War of the Burning Sky is coming out for 5e. Chapter 1, the campaign guide, and the player's guide are in final review and layout to be released on DriveThruRPG and Roll20. WotBS examines war in a world infused with magic. It provides a core framework entwining multiple plot threads with a rich backstory to anchor PCs in the world and inform the running of NPCs. There is a core adventure path that runs directly from levels 3-20 while leaving enough room for the DM and players to take it in different directions. There are several big battles, but instead of turning into a wargame, the PCs embark on key missions to influence the battle to success or failure. RangerWickett was the campaign manager for both this and Zeitgeist (and wrote several chapters of each) and did a great job on both adventure paths. It includes chapters written by: Jacob Driscoll Wil Upchurch Wolfgang Baur Andrew Kenrick Jeremy Anderson Ari Marmell Ken Marable Shane O'Connor I do not know every adventure path out there, but I think this may be the closest a DM can get to a Record of Lodoss War​ style campaign in a prepackaged adventure path. For further information: wotbsadventurepath.com You can also follow my campaign which is only a couple of sessions in: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?631729-Tormyr-s-War-of-the-Burning-Sky-campaign-spoilers-abound @Lylandra is running the 3.5 (or 4e?) version, is over halfway through, provides exceptional session writeups, and is reviewing the 5e product before it goes to publication. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?493652-Lylandra-s-War-of-the-Burning-Sky-continued

Monday, 9th April, 2018

  • 11:32 PM - Lylandra mentioned RangerWickett in post The last Taranesti of Ycengled
    oops, seems like I forgot to complete my half-finished post! Thanks, RangerWickett and Cuin, for reminding me that I kind of neglected my WotBS post in favour of my Zeitgeist recap translations ;) Don't worry, I'm still on it and there's definitely more crazy stuff coming in adventure 7. And yes, this adventure is perfect for my group, especially Cuin'halar. There's so much you can do and expand upon once you got a PC who's got his own history with a place or a people. --- Fayne leads the trio on the long way through Ycengled towards the big Shahalesti encampment in the southernmost part of the forest. At first, she seems to be a bit dismayed at their slow pace as especially Torrent and her heavy armor keeps the ranger from taking shortcuts through the undergrowth. Also, dragging the captured Shalalesti soldiers with them takes time as well. Once they arrive near the camp, Tinuviel and Fayne scout ahead and find lots and lots of guards and patrols. Unfortunately, these Shahalesti know how to build an easily defensible base and once the two scouts retur...

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018


Thursday, 11th January, 2018

  • 04:15 PM - Obryn mentioned RangerWickett in post That's a wrap! Finished our Zeitgeist 4e campaign last night!
    ...scale. ;) Here's my spoiler-tastic roundup. NOTE: If you are on Tapatalk, sblock doesn't work. so... !!!!SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! After a while of figuring out the rules of the final ritual, and after taking out the Revolution zeppelin, the party made everything happen basically at once. The first key tonight was convincing Borne to back out of the conflict by revealing how Nicodemus arranged the death of Kasvarina's daughter. Rina was already completely on the party's side from Adventure 8, but this was the final straw. Most of the rest of the party finished up putting their desired planes into the various columns, and the Redemption and Completion endings hit simultaneously. William Miller (the one from Ascetia) possessed Nicodemus right before the party finished closing the seal. They let Kasvarina deal the finishing blow, and there was sunrise. We've immortalized the setup, and it's hanging up for the immediate future... (please ignore my unfinished basement walls!) RangerWickett - thanks for the .tiff; it was just what I needed to print this giant, gorgeous map. https://i.imgur.com/xQzo0Aa.jpg The planar configuration they selected was as follows. They cheated and gave the world a 2nd moon, so two planes occupy Life - Av and Iratha Ket. FIRE/JIESE AIR/CAELOON LIFE/AV and IRATHA KET. WATER/MAVISHA EARTH/DUNKELWEISS SPACE/APET TIME/ASCETIA DEATH/AMROU They also managed to resurrect all of the Eladrin women who died in the Malice, so that was kind of cool too. I am looking forward to making a new campaign set, say, 75 or so years in the future. It will be more industrialized than everything is currently; Iratha Ket will add some fun, and I'm thinking there'll be some massive criminal organization that controls all the booze - it's such a benefit, now, that enterprising people may want to lock it down.
  • 10:42 AM - gideonpepys mentioned RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    ...ly hadn't prepared for the full implications of this (low magic; enemy Empire). But that worked out nicely because the players were nervous, so it felt very much like they'd pulled a fast one when they extracted events from under the Danoran's noses. Crissillyiri locations are problematic too: bringing an eladrin matriarch into the heart of the clergy nation feels like it should be dodgier than the text implies. (Again, Leon's ability to teleport at will should smoothe things over for my lot, but other parties may get into trouble if the DM runs the authorities reactions harshly.) Also, the adventure can turn into a lot of exposition if you're not careful. I thought I would break it up with Uriel's memory events, but that just doubled the problem! Fortunately, my players are invested enough to enjoy it, or polite enough to pretend to. But I think I should have thought of more ways to disrupt the memory events and make the whole thing seem more fraught and time-sensitive. RangerWickett - Another minor 'problem' I have is that I quit playing the campaign after the drafts of these adventures came out, and didn't read the final adventures until recently. Does it make too much difference if Nicodemus plans to visit Odiem from the outset, as he does in the draft? I like the idea that he is always trying to cut the Gordian Knot with outlandish solutions, not just suing for peace, but as you made the changes, I thought I'd check there wasn't some implication I had missed. In my planned version, he needs Kasvarina to get past the clergy wards on the vault, and to take word of their success to eladrin leadership (from whom he has extracted a promise not to destroy Crisillyir when the clergy armies fall).

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017

  • 02:25 PM - Tormyr mentioned RangerWickett in post Setting Party level vs an Ancient Red Dragon
    I have never in all my many, many years of GMing used an "average" damage roll. The swinginess of the dice are one of my favorite things about D&D. On another note: I am starting to put together what the city lair environment is going to look like. A little digging shows that there does not seem to be much support for fiery hellscapes in the DMG. Even the section of the Elemental Plane of Fire is not especially helpful. The PCs are going to have to explore a little, and even during what i expect to be a long, extended encounter with lots of movement and breaking off they might run into various hazards and uncomfortable situations. Any recommendations on resources for building the fiery, volcanic city ruins? I seem to recall that RangerWickett had been working on ideas for a ruined city recently. Then you just add fire. (tm) Mostly in these environments I periodically have PCs roll Strength saving throws to fight against being moved around the terrain, Dexterity saving throws to avoid bursts of fire, and Constitution saving throws to avoid taking a level of exhaustion (disadvantage for heavy armor).

Monday, 13th November, 2017



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Monday, 20th May, 2019

  • 09:18 PM - Umbran quoted RangerWickett in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 6---THE END
    But then there's just good storytelling. You don't devote 2 seasons to a character gaining a skill only to have her not even bring up that she has that skill. Television does not always give you the luxury of knowing how you are going to be allowed to end your story. My understanding is that the decision to have the 7th and 8th season be brief was a business decision made after that (and other issues we could point to) were already in motion. When they cut your episode count, you have to cut material. Such is the nature of television at the moment. I mean, look back at Babylon 5, some of the best storytelling in TV ever done. They got their chain yanked over whether they were going to have a 5th season - the result was a pretty crummy 5th season. It happens.
  • 03:13 PM - Umbran quoted RangerWickett in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 6---THE END
    Number of faces worn by Arya? Zero. Number of political schemes enacted by Sansa: maaaybe one if "telling Tyrion the truth" counts as a scheme. Number of useful things Bran learned with his visions: maaaybe one, if "the Night King wants to kill me, not that he doesn't want to kill everyone else too" counts as useful. You seem to forget one of GRRM's stated purposes in writing the series - to teach genre fans lessons about how things don't work out the way they want them, to specifically defy your narrative expectations.
  • 11:50 AM - pukunui quoted RangerWickett in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 6---THE END
    Well, I found that ending satisfactory. The Starks won the game after all! Brandon Stark is now king of the Six Kingdoms, while Sansa Stark is queen of the North. Meanwhile, Arya Stark is set to displace Barbie as queen of the waves, and Jon looks like he may just end up king beyond the Wall. That was *almost* a smile on his face when he looked at all the wildlings around him. Oh, and the very best part? Ghost finally got his cuddle! Who's a good boy den?! And to think those two get to work on Star Wars next. I am not looking forward to it.I reckon their version of Star Wars won't be any worse than anyone else's. There is a petition to get season 8 remade with competent writes ...Doesn't matter how many signatures it gets. Never gonna happen. The North decides to be its own kingdom. Yara: Wait, that's a f***ing option? We tried seceding thirty years ago and y'all flipped out and took my brother as a hostage.I reckon Yara knew better than to protest since the people in ch...

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Thursday, 9th May, 2019

  • 10:05 AM - gideonpepys quoted RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    I like this development. Very eerie. Thanks. A nice example of necessity being the mother of invention. Well, sort of. I had the idea for this, or for something similar, but couldn't see how I could get it to play out with a full complement of players. Then circumstances threw up the following: Korrigan's player was out for two weeks (so he wasn't with the main party); then everyone but Korrigan's player was unable to make the next session (which would ordinarily cause me to cancel). Et voila - the perfect opportunity to develop this plot-line before adventure #12.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019


Sunday, 5th May, 2019

  • 03:07 PM - Umbran quoted RangerWickett in post Avengers: Endgame SPOILER THREAD
    Saw the movie last night... Those of you who have a problem with the Thor "joke" are having a problem with a decent (for the genre and setting) depiction of how trauma impacts people. It is in part played for the joke (because, apparently, alcoholism is funny to people), but his descent into that and depression are entirely appropriate. And, to be honest, if you didn't turn from laughing at him to feeling some pity for him... Well, maybe that's on the film, and maybe it is on some of our culture's views on alcoholism and grief. But I can't quite reconcile how that works for Old Steve Rogers. I mean it's possible there has always been a Steve Rogers that came back at some point to reunite with Agent Carter (clearly after the events of the series), and that's our old Steve Rogers now. But that suggests that travel into the past doesn't always end up with an alternate timeline. But how would the time travel mechanism "know" which option to pick? No, you got it. The thing we need to reali...
  • 01:41 AM - Blue quoted RangerWickett in post Avengers: Endgame SPOILER THREAD
    My only quibble is I would have liked them to call in Captain Marvel to do the unsnapping, so that her role in the movie is greater, and to give her a chance to be part of the team grieving Natasha, whom she seemed to have at least a bit of a rapport with in the teleconference scene. Then due to the snap, she is out of commission for the first part of the fight against Thanos's army, but gets to have a big hero moment bursting out of the ground. This would have been cool, though since her power is from one of the stones in the first place I wonder how it would have affected her. But yeah, that makes sense. I think she wasn't there just so they could have the dramatic entrance. They were expert and whipsawing our emotions up and down throughout the movie and that fight scene. Also, I wanted Hulk to be holding up the debris to protect people, and instead of looking panicked, he should have glowered and said something about how Thanos just made him angry. Then let him smash a bit, but do smart ...

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

  • 10:25 AM - Mustrum_Ridcully quoted RangerWickett in post GAME OF THRONES SEASON 8--Final Run-- Part 3
    The Night King had this mystery behind him: "What's his deal? What motivates him? What will he do if he wins?" I assumed they'd reveal something that would surprise us. But apparently he was just an evil ice robot, with no depth and no point. The novels are the "Song of Fire and Ice"... But the TV show is "Game of Thrones". Maybe that is something the two diverge deliberately, in the novels, the fight agaist the Night King might be the final battle. But maybe not. I don't remember anything from the novels about the Night King, and should we not have learned much more by now about him? I think he might just remain a more or less abstract enemy and the real things are always the human characters - characters that we can actually relate to.

Tuesday, 30th April, 2019

  • 06:38 PM - SanjMerchant quoted RangerWickett in post Trying To Understand Eladrin and Elves in this Setting
    Often in older D&D the rules differentiated between 'wood elves' and 'high elves.' Wood elves did all the archery and druid stuff, and high elves did the wizardry. Legolas would have been a wood elf. Galadriel would have been a high elf. (And then they added in sea elves and dark elves and so on.) When 4th edition D&D came out, instead of having elf subraces with different stats, Wizards of the Coast just made two different races - elves were basically all wood elves, and eladrin were basically all high elves. Meanwhile, Pathfinder came out, and they only had one elf race. We published ZEITGEIST for 4e and PF, and since I started working on it for 4e, I made used elves and eladrin. Elves are mostly native to Risur, the Yerasol Archipelago, and the lands north of Drakr. Eladrin are specifically the people who were in Elfaivar, back before it collapsed five centuries ago, and their descendants. There are no doubt small settlements of both groups scattered around the world. Originall...
  • 02:20 PM - Maxperson quoted RangerWickett in post Avengers: Endgame SPOILER THREAD
    Let me explain how the ending with Cap isn't a paradox. You only split off a new timeline if you change what you know. So Loki escaping? New timeline. Sending Nebula into the future and then bringing your army? New timeline. Rocket stabs Jane with a syringe? Slightly new timeline. But Captain America never knew who Peggy Carter married, and she dutifully kept it secret from the recently thawed Steve Rogers. So when he went back and reunited with her, that changed nothing. Thus, it's the same timeline. Yes, Captain America staying can be explained without creating a new timeline, however... You forgot Nebula killing the Nebula of the past, thereby ending her own existence(except it didn't somehow) new timeline. Killing Thanos off before he ever used the stones in Infinity War new timeline. Killing Thanos off before he ever killed Gamora(that should have brought her back since Thanos never sacrificed her) new timeline. And let's not forget that the old Nebula didn't have any more Py...

Saturday, 27th April, 2019

  • 01:48 PM - Kramodlog quoted RangerWickett in post Avengers: Endgame SPOILER THREAD
    Yikes. So characters being affected by events and then resolving to try to save the day anyway just ain't your brand of heroism, huh? Forced emotions do not reach me. Black Widow and Hawkeye were tertiary characters at best. Their deaths (well ultimately Widow's) was meaningless and only made the film longer. And the film is full of those types of boring forced moments. A terrible end to a great series.

Saturday, 13th April, 2019

  • 09:06 PM - Eltab quoted RangerWickett in post Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer
    Look, clearly Palpatine survived the fall into the reactor, and then survived the Death Star explosion, and then survived the fall into Endor's gravity well, and has just been chilling out waiting for somebody to come pick him up. New Sith power: Survive Infinite Falls. For Palpatine, the exploding reactor was just a push so he was falling in another direction.
  • 06:39 PM - Mustrum_Ridcully quoted RangerWickett in post Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer
    Look, clearly Palpatine survived the fall into the reactor, and then survived the Death Star explosion, and then survived the fall into Endor's gravity well, and has just been chilling out waiting for somebody to come pick him up. I think he was obviously doing nothing there. "Damn, this Sith thing is totally not working. I got almost killed by my pupil, and my beautiful Peace Moon lies in ruins. I think it's probably best if the Sith die out and we forget this whole nonsense. It will never work." And for a few decades, he was just fine walking through the debris, occasionally scaring a random Ewok that dared to venture into the wreck. One day, when Palpatine is just watching across the Superlaser into the forest, some guy appears behind him. Palpatine turns around. It's Kylo Ren (well, he doesn't know that, because he has closed himself from the force, but the audience knows), holding out Darth Vader's old helmet, as if it was some kind of gift. Palpatine takes it, and throws it behind him. "Wha...

Friday, 12th April, 2019

  • 08:54 AM - gideonpepys quoted RangerWickett in post [ZEITGEIST] The Continuing Adventures of Korrigan & Co.
    Remind me your party's opinion of Ashima-Shimtu? I think that would count as a major spoiler. Let's just say it's mixed. (Uru in particular bears a grudge for her 'gift' of the bottled quasit Tokoloshe, who left him to die in the Bleak Gate on Cauldron Hill; Quratulain was trapped in sea-ice by Ashima-Shimtu for about 500 years - albeit at Nicodemus' request.)

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ZEITGEIST Hero Lab files for Pathfinder, adventures 1 to 5
For groups playing the Pathfinder version of the adventure path ZEITGEIST: The Gears of Revolution, by E.N. Publishing. These Hero Lab files cover the Player's Guide and first five adventures.

Note to GMs: If you're using the Act One compilation,...
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Sapiens: Sci-fi Homebrew 4E Rules
Inspired by the flavor of Eclipse Phase and the familiarity of 4e, I sought to make a 4e-inspired ruleset to handle sci-fi. Here's my first stab, the result of a week or so of fiddling.

My goal is to capture action from settings like Aliens and Ha...
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