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    Today, 01:25 PM
    Lots of weird rumours circling around right now, but there always are. I don't believe any of it. https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/jodie-whittaker-chris-chibnall-rumored-leave-doctor-2019/
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    In that case you currently have two accounts on each store, as there’s actually only one store. Both logins will work, whichever you go to.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 11:19 AM
    It’s just how they brand/market the two skins. Same store though.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Today, 03:07 AM
    I ran an adventure with a colossal biological airship. Between sessions the doctor I gamed wrote an analysis of its blood pressure and how they could kill it with internal bleeding.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    In the Battletech and Mechwarrior universe, someone did calculations and figured out that mechs as drawn are actually less dense than water. My headcanon for ZEITGEIST is that Borne's made of adamantine that was magically alloyed with other metals, sort of like how adding a bit of carbon to iron makes steel. Without magic he'd collapse, but he's so suffused with magic he's impossible to dispel.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    It's time to start voting for your 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs for 2019! Nominations were taken earlier this month, resulting in a list of nearly 60 games, and voting will remain open until Tuesday, December 4th. You may vote for more than one game. To qualify, a game must be a standalone RPG, NOT a supplement, setting, adventure, sourcebook, expansion, or accessory, it must be currently...
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    It's time to start voting for your 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs for 2019! Nominations were taken earlier this month, resulting in a list of nearly 60 games, and voting will remain open until Tuesday, December 4th. You may vote for more than one game. To qualify, a game must be a standalone RPG, NOT a supplement, setting, adventure, sourcebook, expansion, or accessory, it must be currently...
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    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    jonesy started a thread Once Upon a Deadpool
    So, what is this really, you might ask. This is Deadpool 2, recut into a PG-13 christmas movie, with added new scenes and dialogue. They are also giving a portion of the ticket sales to the charity “Fudge Cancer.” (That's not the real name of the charity, they actually changed the name to be more PG-13 just for this occasion).
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    I often think it's too easy to get into the TARDIS. A TARDIS is supposed to be the most advanced type of ship in the universe, so teleporting onto it shouldn't be easy. I wonder if she gave Kerblam! permissions or something?
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    That episode had very classical feel to it. Why do I keep thinking of HHGttG when I watch this season? The fez delivery bot, how much time would it have taken it to deliver said fez? Its name wouldn't have been Marvin, would it? :p
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    Yesterday, 04:26 PM
    Haven't had the opportunity. During the weekend mayhaps. Fingers crossed.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    Great list! I agree with you on Forgetful and Spendthrift. You can use skills with any attribute as long as the GM agrees, so intimidation and Disfigured would be a good combo for a strong character. A STR (intimidation) check with the disfigured trait would be a good combo.
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    Yesterday, 01:19 PM
    Ravnica is joining Forgotten Realms, Eberron, and Ravenloft, as a setting available for creators on the Dungeon Master's Guild from today, November 20th. WotC made the following brief announcement last night: "Intrepid DM's Guild creators! Ravnica will be added as a setting on Dungeon Masters Guild tomorrow Nov 20th! (We will be coordinating day-of updates of the Ravnica setting...
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    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    As you may know, RPGNow and DriveThruRPG (and, indeed, all the community content sites like DM's Guild) are the exact same website owned by One Bookshelf (OBS), simply viewed through a different skin. The front page of each highlights different products, but the stores are the same store. Now, the "RPGNow" version of the store is being retired. OBS sent out the following email earlier...
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    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    There's another new class over on EN5ider, the 5th Edition Patreon, this week! Bloodweavers use the primal power coursing through their veins to enhance their own abilities, heal or bolster allies, and debilitate or kill their foes. Many fear them for their control over the substance of life but those that can see past this superstitious dread often find powerful allies. Recently on...
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    Yesterday, 12:28 AM
    Any setup is fine, as long as the participants buy in to it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 19th November, 2018, 11:52 PM
    People play for different reasons, of course. For some it’s the social activity, and the game is just the conduit for that.
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    Monday, 19th November, 2018, 08:42 PM
    The real question is why this was bumped 14 years after I initially posted this thread.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 19th November, 2018, 08:32 PM
    Social interaction isn’t *that* hard. I’m afraid there isn’t a rulebook.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Monday, 19th November, 2018, 08:11 PM
    Congratulations to Sir Carlyle and Dame Auryn. (No title for Flying Spark? Pfft!)
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Monday, 19th November, 2018, 07:09 AM
    Sure. I'm just not clear on whether you're asking these questions because you want to prevent the PCs from getting it, or because you're intrigued by the option and wanting to know how they can pull it off.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Monday, 19th November, 2018, 01:32 AM
    As I said, watch surrogates. Also, if you don't want this stuff in your game, just disallow it. Come up with a reason. Pemberton has secret knowledge that they don't manage to replicate during the span of the campaign. Like, we figured out how to make nukes 70 years ago, but some folks still have a hard time doing it. It's okay if the PCs can't do everything.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Sunday, 18th November, 2018, 09:28 PM
    Nope, still happening to people. The major difference to the beta is that now the game makes you do it yourself: "This application data is corrupt, please delete and redownload the application to the ps4." Over and over again. That IS a bug that causes the game to be deleted. You can duplicate items. There's speed cheats. And during the beta there was a way to deal insta-lethal damage which...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 18th November, 2018, 08:35 PM
    Quite enjoyed today’s episode. Felt a lot more old school. Workers disappearing, a little less sombre than some episodes have been this year. Nothing new, just a traditional Who episode — we’ve seen cheery polite killer robots like those dozens of times before, but that’s OK.
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Sunday, 18th November, 2018, 06:14 PM
    Fallout 76 is the most accurate depiction of a post apocalyptic world ever. It's messed up, empty, everything falls apart, and the bugs have taken over. There's even a bug that deletes the entire game from your hard drive. Yes, seriously. And apparently much of the code is copy-pasted straight from other Bethesda games as there's at least one bug from Fallout 4 (which can't be patched...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 18th November, 2018, 04:12 PM
    Calm down, please folks. The last thing I expected to see on this site was people shouting at each other about how iTunes works.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Sunday, 18th November, 2018, 09:06 AM
    Nothing's stopping them, except that while using duplicants they're torturing people's souls in the witchoil that forms the bond. And most duplicants are cheap pieces of tin that break readily. It'd be really expensive to make ones that are as strong as the PCs are naturally. And there's always a risk someone figures out how to hijack your signal or just punt you out of the body. For...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Sunday, 18th November, 2018, 08:38 AM
    I love the music choice.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 17th November, 2018, 10:53 PM
    From the player side, I find solo gaming leads to more decision paralysis as I've nobody to bounce ideas off of other than the DM. That said, I also don't have anyone telling me what to do or how to do it.... From the DM side, I find myself constantly wanting to provide ideas and help. Doesn't work well. :) For a one-off - say, when someone's got separated from the party, or when we're...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Saturday, 17th November, 2018, 10:03 PM
    Here for the past two or three months the weather reports have been predicting increasingly colder weather. Not happening. Instead we've had this same mildly warm slightly rainy bit windy thing going on the whole time. It's almost like good old traditional English weather decided to fly over here for a holiday and now it's refusing to go back.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 17th November, 2018, 09:53 PM
    Sacred Heart - Dio (there's the nucleus of an entire adventure module in that song!) Thunder on the Tundra - Thor (my guess is this song was written about events in a D&D session) Warrior's Return - Nocturnal Rites Burning Down the House - Talking Heads (unintentional theme song for one of our better known early-days blast mages) Ghost of the Heceta Head - Lordi (I did write an adventure...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Saturday, 17th November, 2018, 09:44 PM
    Comes back to a point I sort of waved at upthread: the difference between doing the format conversion yourself and having (or expecting) someone else do it for you. I've never used itunes for music and, goddess willing, never will. But the issue there is the same as with the D&D stuff: the conversion is being done by a third party that is neither you the end user nor the original seller; and...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 17th November, 2018, 08:24 PM
    10% waiting for the late guy 25% getting ready to play 15% waiting for somebody to come back from a cigarette break 15% random interruptions while somebody tells an unrelated anecdote 20% combat 15% misc gaming
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    Saturday, 17th November, 2018, 04:50 PM
    Great tip, I'll just string them together, should work well.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 08:54 PM
    And the usual suspects show up instantly like bad pennies. That’s two of the trifecta. One to go. @jimmifett and @Derren, don’t post again in this thread, please. Jimmifett, it would be nice if you posted about something else sometimes, but since as far as I can make out the only reason you post in this community is to decry any hint of inclusiveness, it's time for you to leave.
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    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 06:44 PM
    Following an online backlash regarding the content of their recent publications, White Wolf Publishing has just announced some big changes, including the suspension of the Vampire 5th Edition Camarilla and Anarch books, and a restructuring of management. White Wolf's Shams Jorjani made the following announcement about an hour ago: "Hello everyone, My name is Shams Jorjani, VP of...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 12:13 PM
    *sheepish* The XP is just to let you know I'm reading and eager to hear about your group's exploits. Re: Question 2, a wizard did it. It's like defending some VIPs with security guards. It's not hard if you have the manpower, but you don't have enough manpower to protect everyone the same way.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 12:10 PM
    If you want to get physics-y, my idea was yeah, there are tons of actual balls of hydrogen and helium out in the universe, burning in the vast distance. In addition to sending light to this world, they also deliver tiny amounts of magical energy, much as the planets in the solar system do (but the planets are closer and have a much larger effect). Then the Ob do the Axis Seal ritual, and the...
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 08:47 AM
    I'm curious, how did the group deal with being mostly bystanders in this scene? It was a challenge to come up with a way to present all the information in a way that wasn't just a report from spies or something.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Friday, 16th November, 2018, 02:02 AM
    I don't really have a position regarding this specific website you're talking about, as I'm not familiar with it. It sounds like it's doing both legal and illegal copying and isn't bothering to figure out which is which, which ain't perhaps the best way of going about things. I am, however, all too familiar with the arguments that get trotted out every time someone talks about copying...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 08:01 PM
    WOIN's "W-Series" of adventures/settings continues with Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future, based on the novel by Mike Resnick. Can a group of bounty hunters track down the most notorious bandit in the galaxy before their rivals do? Catch the most wanted criminal in the galaxy! Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none... has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen worlds? His...
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    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 05:12 PM
    WOIN's "W-Series" of adventures/settings continues with Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future, based on the novel by Mike Resnick. Can a group of bounty hunters track down the most notorious bandit in the galaxy before their rivals do? Catch the most wanted criminal in the galaxy! Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none... has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen worlds? His...
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    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 03:30 PM
    Presently reading the second Destiny Aurora book by the guy who wrote Star Trek:Renegades because the wife bought the board game.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 11:31 AM
    Ah, but here's the question: when one buys, say, a book is one purchasing the content or the format? Given various rulings over the years allowing personal-use format conversion of content one already owns (starting with making it legal to make a personal-use cassette tape of a legally-owned record album so you could play it in your car, and going on from there), it seems it's in fact the...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 11:10 AM
    For the next two weeks, we''re going to try something new. This is an experiment, and there is a reasonable chance that it might not work out. For the next two weeks you may put your promotional/publisher posts in the relevant game forum. So if you have a Kickstarter for a new D&D 5E book, you may put it in the 5E forum instead (that's instead, not as-well-as). If the forums end up being...
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Thursday, 15th November, 2018, 11:04 AM
    For the same general effect but without gunpowder, use 'tween-decks mounted ballistae with metal tips on the ammunition (or flaming tips, whichever). I have no problem at all imagining Trafalgar-era ships of the line in a D&D setting, only using ballistae instead of cannons. The technology to build the actual ships isn't that much of a jump from the renaissance era, where much of D&D play...
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  • jonesy's Avatar
    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, 11:28 PM
    "They claim they are immortal. We must prove they are not." I might just have to get back into Path of Exile after that. ;)
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, 08:47 PM
    I love a fate of the world philosophical debate. Uncle Uru is a fine fey titan.
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    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, 05:32 PM
    Morrus and Peter are joined this week for an epic-length episode by Rodney Thompson, designer on Star Wars SAGA Edition, Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Lords of Waterdeep, Destiny 2, Dusk City Outlaws, and currently on Kickstarter: Spectaculars. In the news, we have the release of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage and Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, financial troubles at John Wick Presents,...
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    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, 07:18 AM
    Stanfield benefits from the miniadventure Bonds of Forced Faith, and possibly from getting blown up and resurrected in adventure five.
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, 05:44 AM
    Man, I'll take it. I kinda wish The Good Place had come out before I started writing ZEITGEIST, because I would have been more careful to include more philosophies and moral quandaries. The Voice of Rot is sort of a nihilist villain, to contrast with the high-minded ideals of the Ob. But I do feel like I could have layered him a bit more, or at least given him more time to interact with the...
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 11:56 PM
    Oh, I see! What we in the hobby like to call "dice"! :D
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 09:10 PM
    Conan posted (re-posted?) this yesterday:
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  • RangerWickett's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 04:16 PM
    A nonlethal doomsday bomb, eh? I'm sure that'll be popular with the public. Poor Kell going down before he got to gouge anyone's eyes out.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:53 PM
    I'd say "official" is nothing, but "default" is Forgotten Realms, if I were to distinguish between the two terms.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:15 PM
    What is "RNG"? I"m not familiar with that terminology.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:05 PM
    Presumable every action she takes deletes somebody from the perspective of a time traveller.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 12:07 PM
    Doesn't solidify until experienced? I've not heard that one.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 11:27 AM
    Yeah. They used to get around that with the "fixed point in time" technobabble but they don't do that any more. But all of it's the past for the Doctor, so every alien stopped is altering history.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 12:24 AM
    The man, the myth, the moustache.
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 09:21 PM
    I liked the episode. Did you notice that the ending music was the Doctor Who theme? Wish this was longer:
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 07:00 PM
    They're definitely doing the "teaching history" part of Doctor Who, aren't they? I agree that the Doctor was just a bystander in this episode. All they did is witness events.
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:16 PM
    Last month EN5ider, the 5E Patreon, introduced the Geomancer class. In this week's article, Josh Gentry provides you with three new geomancer orders - Order of the Apothecary (mystical healers), Order of the Architect (builders and protectors), and Order of the Rune Knight (wielders of elements in war). Illustrated by Julio Rocha and Tan Ho Sim. Recently on EN5ider: #239....
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:33 AM
    By "before" you mean in a different system. I guess if you value your gut reaction over actual play experience, there's not really much to debate, is there? You're right - you the way you feel about this game you haven't played yet is how you feel. :)
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 11:46 PM
    Solved this for my game by putting all the spells online on my own (yes, this took a fair bit of time!), where it's then easy to edit in a new class/level if such arises and make other changes as and when required. And everyone has easy access, too - no more passing the book around.
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  • Lanefan's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 11:39 PM
    No dungeon crawls? Not even as a chapter within a larger campaign? That rules out a huge amount of pre-published adventure options for your DM, thus making her do more work as she now has to write more of her own. So I should ask: what sort of campaign do you want? And further to my point a few posts above about how some things can be deal-breakers either way: I'd look rather sourly on a...
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:47 PM
    In don’t think you as a publisher is the target audience of the book. It’s you as a gamer.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:44 PM
    For me it was flight, until I realised that flight without an accompanying invulnerability was a death sentence. One mistake...
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:10 PM
    Takes 6 blunt damage. Second question, takes 11 blunt and 1 fire damage.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:08 PM
    99% of the time the damage type won't matter, so you can deduct the SOAK from the total. The STR bonus applies to his base damage, not to the exploit, so it goes to the bunt damage should that info be needed. The times it will matter are if the target has SOAK to only blunt or only fire, in which case it could only reduce those portions of the total.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 04:46 PM
    I'd agree with everybody else that I'd play the game before trying to adjust it. You can very rarely get a good feel for a game until you've played it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:26 PM
    Because it occurs to me, as an ironically curious consequence of that, that if WotC’s goal was hypothetically to sell books to you specifically, opening the DMsG has therefore lost them sales rather than gained them.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:06 PM
    Did you buy D&D books before DMs Guild existed?
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:48 PM
    Generally speaking, SOAK (and immunities etc.) have to apply to all damage types. The non-SOAKing of armour is slightly awkwardly phrased, though, I'll admit! Basically, if you have *been* poisoned (gas, food, atmosphere, etc.), armour isn't going to help you. If the poison is on a weapon, then sure, armor will help. It's all about the delivery system.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:43 PM
    Merged the two threads for you.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:24 PM
    Just 4 days left for nominations.
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Mary Crowell is a singer/songwriter and piano teacher who loves playing Dungeons & Dragons on both sides of the GM's screen. She is the note taker for two different campaigns (D&D 3.5) set in Mystara. she also runs a campaign set in her world of MUSE, where the deities can be voted in or out by an editorial board of 9 muses who decide if the stories in their world are 'interesting enough.'

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I am running a campaign called 10th Muse which is set in a world in which the 9 muses serve as an editorial board retaining or expelling deities that do not add to narrative excellence.
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Tuesday, 13th December, 2016

  • 11:55 PM - Scott DeWar quoted Mary_Crowell in post Happy Haggert Hurried Hungry Hitch Hiking Hired Henchmen Hivers.... apply within
    this needs to be here: I wrote a song back in 2009 about my favorite D&D spell and put it on my album Acolytes of the Machine. About a year ago, I started making a variety of silly music videos with the help of local gamer friends and online and convention friends who sent me clips of them and their friends as wizards or zombies or villains (depending on the video.) At long last, I got to make M is for Magic Missile. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG-LIhOZI9A --Mary Crowell

Wednesday, 1st May, 2013

  • 08:58 PM - Roland55 quoted Mary_Crowell in post The REBUILDING EN WORLD Kickstarter Project
    Ooh ooh ooh! Pitiful Badge. WANT! And yes, never underestimate the badge rewards. I have had adult piano students who acted dismissively toward stickers at first only to be very quick to remind me that they earned a sticker on that last song as I'm about to move on to the next stage of the lesson. "Wait! I get a sticker!" I love stickers and badges and ribbons--I'm a magpie swag-collector. *grins* I KNEW IT!!

Thursday, 28th March, 2013

  • 12:32 AM - Mark CMG quoted Mary_Crowell in post Badges
    Also, to Mark CMG on the subscriptions: I have the impression that a gold subscription encompasses the silver and copper too. You don't pay separately for all three. Thanks! That makes sense then. :)

Thursday, 7th March, 2013


Saturday, 2nd March, 2013

  • 12:09 AM - Janx quoted Mary_Crowell in post Common RPG Stereotypes
    True. What's really upsetting for me is that I have had to remind myself that this NPC is just as likely to be female as male while preparing a session. The good thing is that it's been pretty easy to get in the habit of making the assumption of a 50/50 population once I realized I was buying into the standard fantasy stereotype of almost every character being male. Janx makes a good point that the DM could just roll a 50/50 chance while creating the NPC. One could vary it even more and add a probability for there being gender neutral NPCs. The topic has strayed abit, but we're still talking stereotypes. I think we all have the old medieval stereotype of "men" running around and doing stuff in our head. it's like a default answer. Bu many of us want to run a world where sexism or whatever-ism didn't really happen, where women AND men ran about doing various things in equal measure (except for having babies, and reaching stuff on the tall shelf). So, in making our next PC, we just accidenta...

Friday, 22nd February, 2013

  • 10:32 PM - ggeilman quoted Mary_Crowell in post What's your favourite alignment?
    *grins* Maybe they just can't get organized enough to come over here and vote. SQUIRREL! Lol! Yeah they are usually the ones I can never get to show up to meetings either!
  • 07:22 PM - Umbran quoted Mary_Crowell in post Who's more glamourous - movie or music stars?
    I don't think that 'glamourous' is necessarily defined by wanting to be near the person/entity in question. Dictionary.com defines it as " charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way." or secondarily "full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity" Merriam-webster.com goes with "Excitingly attractive." Yes. And what does "attractive" mean? Gravity is an attractive force, and it... pulls things together! Or did I slip into Bizzaro World again, such that "attractive" means "makes me want to run away from" or "makes me want to paint him blue" or something?

Thursday, 14th February, 2013


Wednesday, 30th January, 2013

  • 05:15 PM - Holy Bovine quoted Mary_Crowell in post The REBUILDING EN WORLD Kickstarter Project
    So, is there a way right now one can indicate one wants specific bolt ons, or is that all going to be handled in the questionaire after the Kickstarter is done on Valentine's Day? --Mary who wants a set of dice, a black 20 sider, and a tee shirt and has upped her pledge accordingly The survey sent out at the end of the KS will take care of all of this. I wouldn't worry about it.

Sunday, 20th January, 2013

  • 03:42 AM - RangerWickett quoted Mary_Crowell in post The REBUILDING EN WORLD Kickstarter Project
    Looking forward to a GENCON game with you! "£75.00 - GENCON GAMER II! GENCON GAMER! You will invited to an exclusive one-shot game at GenCon to be DMd/GMd by Ryan "Rangerwickett" N..." And to those who have mentioned it, how does one find out where one is in the order of backers on the Kickstarter site? (I'm on the fourth page of backers.) The pounds/dollars thing didn't phase me. It's usually pretty easy to find ways to give sites my money. :) Hiya! I guess I'll need to talk with you and at least 2 other folks about what kind of game to do. What do you normally play, and what do you have an interest in?
  • 02:24 AM - Thanee quoted Mary_Crowell in post The REBUILDING EN WORLD Kickstarter Project
    And to those who have mentioned it, how does one find out where one is in the order of backers on the Kickstarter site? I think that list is pretty random, really. :) Bye Thanee

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