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Friday, 10th May, 2019


Saturday, 29th August, 2015

  • 06:44 AM - Scorpio616 mentioned chibi graz'zt in post ORCUS! EXCLUSIVE! ESCAPIST!
    chibi graz'zt Maybe if they stopped trying to make Graz'zt look Bishounen he'd get more respect. Hs 1E illo might not be classically handsome, but it could have been taken in this direction rather than fumbles WOTC had in 3E and after. After seeing how much a creampuff a Balor is on another thread, i'm not impressed with the AC nor the damage he does. I have a feeling this guy is going to need some uplift (like an uparmored humvee going thru MSR Charlie in Fallujah) else get cake walked by a party of 12 level PCs. I mean, looks tough, but so did the Balor on first glance.If we are talking armor, he could sure use a locked gauntlet. Though the Lair Actions can make a notable difference*. The 500 HP of undead will make a pretty big difference, though technically, those are worth their own XP. *And looks like the Lair actions need Errata as Power Word Kill doesn't grant a save.

Sunday, 19th April, 2015

  • 03:45 PM - Mercurius mentioned chibi graz'zt in post D&D classic settings or new worlds to explore?
    ...m TSR: Forgotten Realms (1987*), Spelljammer (1989), Dark Sun (1991), Planescape (1994), Birthright (1995) and probably others in-between. (*I realize that the FR goes back much further, but it was first published as a setting in 1987). Anyhow, I don't expect that we'll ever see a similar Golden Age of Settings. Some folks think there's a direct causal relationship between this focus on settings and the demise of TSR; I don't think it is so clear, that TSR fell apart more through mis-handling as a business, not in terms of creative output. But that's another story. But regardless, it is unlikely that we'll see that sort of thing again. That said, what we might see--and what WotC has been implying--is that if 2E was the Golden Age of Settings, then 5E could be the Golden Age of Stories. If this is the case, then recycling old IP might not be a bad thing, as long as that recycling is more of a re-freshing than a regurgitation. But back to these two seemingly opposing views, I think @chibi graz'zt makes a good point, that "wow factor" is often indicative of trendiness, or novelty, as opposed to deeper archetypal resonance, which is, in my opinion, a necessary ingredient to something becoming a "classic." All consumer domains follow this basic pattern: Tons of new ideas come out, but only some of them "stick" and become lasting successes, and only some of those become true classics. Or think in terms of literature - how many novels are published each year, and how few of them having lasting success, let alone become classics. Now of course not every new idea needs to become a classic and there's no way to plan for it. In fact, I would argue that if you try to create a classic you're doomed to fail, because your creation will likely be too synthetic, could involve pandering, etc. Anyhow, I see two extremes: One is the endless generation of new product and ideas, what we could call the "shotgun approach." In a way the early years of the OGL were like this, even though post of it...

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Thursday, 9th May, 2019

  • 09:51 PM - Mistwell quoted chibi graz'zt in post Paizo To Make Kingmaker Bestiary... For D&D 5E!
    No time unfortunately, what's a summary of the consensus? No, Paizo is not publishing PF as 5e. It's possible we might see Paizo publish adventure conversions for 5e. It's possible we might see Paizo publish expansion book conversions for 5e. Who knows.
  • 03:28 PM - robus quoted chibi graz'zt in post Paizo To Make Kingmaker Bestiary... For D&D 5E!
    No time unfortunately, what's a summary of the consensus? No consensus as there are good arguments on both sides. Paizo is caught on the horns of a dilemma. Shift to 5e compatible products and potentially reap larger profits (from the larger market) at the risk of pissing off its PF fanbase. Or stay the course and hope that enough of the base shifts over to PF 2 (and buys a whole bunch of stuff in the process). I'm actually a fan of a combo approach. Publish new adventures and content for PF 2. Refurbish the best PF 1 APs and bestiaries for 5e. But that has the potential of pissing off everyone :D
  • 03:15 PM - robus quoted chibi graz'zt in post Paizo To Make Kingmaker Bestiary... For D&D 5E!
    Sorry, what I meant was, isn't PF D&D 3.5+? So if they are now publishing for 5e will they be adopting the more streamlined 5e rules like they did back in the OGL days? Plus wasn't Paizo essentially a licensed WotC publisher back in the day? Seems natural Paizo would want to cross over to the vast popularity of 5e. As the Capn notes, this has been thoroughly debated throughout this thread. Take a tour through the earlier posts.
  • 03:07 PM - Morrus quoted chibi graz'zt in post Paizo To Make Kingmaker Bestiary... For D&D 5E!
    Do you think that PF core rules will be published for 5e soon; does this mean that everything will be 5e? How would you distinguish between PF core rules using 5E rules and 5E core rules? The only difference between them is the rules. They’d just be publishing 5E. And then why would people buy 5E from Paizo rather than WotC?
  • 02:44 PM - robus quoted chibi graz'zt in post Paizo To Make Kingmaker Bestiary... For D&D 5E!
    Do you think that PF core rules will be published for 5e soon; does this mean that everything will be 5e? I'm not sure what you mean by that? PF and 5e are pretty fundamentally incompatible? :)

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Monday, 1st October, 2018

  • 02:42 PM - Lord_Blacksteel quoted chibi graz'zt in post News Digest: Pathfinder Playtest Update, More Hints of Spelljammer, D&D Design Theory Discussed, and more!
    why the :):):):) would anyone buy play test rules?!?!?!? I used to feel the same way, especially back when Pathfinder 1st edition did the same thing. After that it's really not a surprise to see it for their second edition but this time you can buy special faux-leather cover editions as well as the normal version. There is a PDF available so there are options, but it's still an interesting trend. In between these two Fantasy Flight did the same thing for all 3 of their Star Wars RPGs and there was not a PDF option, so if you wanted to try the beta you had to buy the books. Another interesting point - people sell these on eBay pretty regularly. I suppose it's for the collector/completionist but you would think someone that interested would have picked it up the first time. They're not selling for $100 but they're not going for $1 either so there is some level of interest even years after they have been replaced. I know in the 90's the idea of paying to beta-test would have been (and was) laughe...

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Sunday, 19th August, 2018

  • 02:32 PM - Morrus quoted chibi graz'zt in post Gail Gygax Sued By Movie Producer
    This poor woman sounds paranoid, delusional... the fact that her own children have estranged from her says a lot. They’re not her children. I don’t know them (I know some folks here do; I’ve met Gail and Gary a few times, but not Luke or Ernie) and I’m sure plenty of people here could elaborate, but I suspect therein lies the problem.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018


Thursday, 1st March, 2018

  • 11:31 PM - Abstruse quoted chibi graz'zt in post News Digest: D&D Movie News, Paizo and Roll20 Partnership, Palladium Loses Robotech, and more!
    Here is my hope that the D&D movie will be animated; it is really the only medium I can see that can have wide appeal and success. It could even re-launch a D&D cartoon, (similar to Star Wars Rebels) that can have appeal to young kids and that can make them interested in the hobby. Why Wizards has not invested in a D&D cartoon is completely beyond me; this could be it! They want a tentpole franchise, a Lord of the Rings that has more source material and flexibility to draw from. Which is also why my guess is you'll probably not see direct adaptations of Dragonlance, Drizzt, Elminster, or any of the other novels. Remember, we're still on the "Cinematic Shared Universe" trend where they want to shoehorn anything they can into a shared universe, and D&D lends itself better to that than some of the other attempts. Also, Hasbro DID invest in a cartoon once recently. The Dragonlance cartoon. They got a pretty big cast too, including Keifer Sutherland for Raistlin who did an amazing job. It's a shame it ...
  • 07:25 PM - Barantor quoted chibi graz'zt in post News Digest: D&D Movie News, Paizo and Roll20 Partnership, Palladium Loses Robotech, and more!
    Here is my hope that the D&D movie will be animated; it is really the only medium I can see that can have wide appeal and success. It could even re-launch a D&D cartoon, (similar to Star Wars Rebels) that can have appeal to young kids and that can make them interested in the hobby. Why Wizards has not invested in a D&D cartoon is completely beyond me; this could be it! Part of me would love to see it have production values similar to the Netflix: Castlevania series of anime/animated mini series. Short stories might do better than the long plot that was the D&D cartoon though.

Sunday, 25th February, 2018

  • 09:04 PM - Cergorach quoted chibi graz'zt in post Talking Gaming With Satine Phoenix, Part One
    She brings the sexy back into D&D, we need more sexy in D&D ;-) Met her at Origins, she is a great ambassador for D&D and table top gaming, particularly empowering for female and gender questioning players. Do we really... http://www.candlekeep.com/images/gallery/azure.jpg #chainmailbikini People feeling sexy, empowered and comfortable with themselves is always a positive... BUT most of the RPG community certainly doesn't feel that way and certainly don't look like that! And when I read of a name like Satine Phoenix I think that must surely be a... And guess what... The same reaction would have happened if it was a male with the handle like Jaxx Hefty Hammer... Just how is the average female (playing RPGs) going to identify with a model/actress/stripper/pornstar? Just how many guys are identifying with Vin Diesel just because he's a good looking actor playing D&D? They are welcomed because good looking succesful people can also be nerds at their core. Just how many 'average' lookin...

Saturday, 17th February, 2018

  • 09:28 PM - Nostalgia Ward quoted chibi graz'zt in post Looking At Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated
    "Dry erase boards. Flip mats. Graph paper. Lego. Theater of the Mind. All of these are valid, tried-and-true methods of tracking movement/combat in Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs." No 3D Dwarvenforge tiles? That's what I prefer and use ;-) #dwarvenforge Hey, I should do a shout-out to Dwarven Forge! They're amazing...I've just never had much of a set. :D


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