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    Today, 03:03 AM
    Literally not what I said. Read it again, please.
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    Today, 02:13 AM
    I agree with those that feel that advantage is too big a bonus and too easy to get while flanking. It creates a weird dynamic where the DM is left trying to figure out how to ensure everybody doesn't always have advantage on all attacks.
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    Today, 02:04 AM
    Eh. A link to an article which contains a link to a 2-month old article which refers to a tabloid article which predates the recent season. I'm happy to dismiss that one. :)
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    Today, 01:45 AM
    Even the kids who liked the prequels don't rank them as classics in the way we did the originals. When they're our age, they won't be reminiscing about the Star Wars prequels with rose-covered glasses in the way we do the OT. They'll be reminiscing about something, but it won't be the Star Wars prequels. Those three films never had that cultural zeitgeist.
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    Today, 01:39 AM
    I've not heard that. Full season in 2020 is the current information, AFAIK. But I'm happy to be corrected (well, I'm not, as I don't want it to be a short season).
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    Today, 01:30 AM
    Hey, noldona, did any of that help? :)
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    Today, 12:14 AM
    Many people are fans of a Drizzt. I enjoyed the Homeland trilogy, and The Crystal Shard was a fun read. Author R.A. Salvatore shares this "Drizzt Conception Story", which is the foreword of The Dark Elf Trilogy of 1998. Larry Elmore's depiction from the cover of The Crystal Shard "Here's a bit of an FAQ for you...people ask me all the time where Drizzt came from. Was he a character in...
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    Today, 12:07 AM
    Blimey. 9 is the largest I've run for, and that was not easy One bonus of a big group is that cancellations don't affect it so much. We tend to have missing players just disappear for the session. You do sound very.... strict. I'm not sure I'd personally enjoy a session that strict so much, but of course each to their own. :)
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    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    Thanks for sharing the post-play recap. Reading your question while designing the scene, all the discussions, and a recap of the play session is very helpful.
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    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    I'd play it, but only as a LARP. Your XP is the number of minutes you last before being escorted out of the Wal Mart.
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    Yesterday, 11:25 PM
    Hey, I could see enjoying playing Mr and Mrs Potato the TTRPG. When you kill an antagonist, you can take various body party to swap out with your own. Different body parts provide different advantages and disadvantages. Each character has a bag of body parts that are use to build them selves after a long rest. You can change your configuration one per long rest.
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    Sounds cool. Just make the monsters Lovecraftian and sell it as a Cthulu campaign set in 1812
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    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    Right, so you turn it into the medieval fantasy version of Star Trek. The characters all man the "bridge" of their space/dimension faring vessel.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    Or ask as part of the conversation, like normal people do. There’s nothing wrong with asking a question during a conversation. Snark not required.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    No spoilers for the Elseworlds crossover please. This isn’t a spoiler thread. It doesn’t show here for a couple of weeks. You can start a new thread for that. :)
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    No I didn’t. Read it again.
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    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    It’s all on Tim Shaw. He is solely responsible for his choices and actions. There is no way that anybody else has any culpability for his evil acts.
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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    You won’t like it.
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Presumably then they were that when she arrived? Her actions didn’t have anything to do with it?
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    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    The five planets were saved and returned home. That was that while wiring the TARDIS into the telepathic aliens thing.
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    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    Something tells me Drunks & Dragons must have tweeted something today.... :)
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    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    Could be. But they are toning down the bombast about how epic the Doctor is. My bet is still a Dalek -- I'd bet they want to intrude Daleks in a scary way for a new generation of kids who are watching for the first time.
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    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    Pendragon, the Arthurian game of chivalric knights, created by the recently passed Greg Stafford, was originally released in 1985. Over the years there have been various editions, and the game has been owned by Chaosium, Green Knight Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, and Nocturnal Media. Now it's returning to Chaosium, it's original publisher. Greg Stafford died this year. He considered...
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    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    So in retrospect, I think Capaldi's last two years were better than Whitaker's first, but this was better than Capaldi's first. I think overall for me, this series was enjoyable, but never wowed me. Still appointment viewing for me. New Year's Special -- the DNA of the most dangers creature in the universe, eh? Gotta be a Dalek, right? Then that's it until 2020. Ugh. Another year off.
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    Yesterday, 04:22 AM
    That pretty much is a campaign setting book. It has races and places and organisations and history and planes and religions and all that stuff. We just call it a Player’s Guide instead.
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    Yesterday, 02:17 AM
    There’s the Player’s Guide (for players) and the Campaign Guide (for GMs/DMs).
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 09:40 PM
    You utterly misunderstood my point. Utterly.
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 07:42 PM
    Well, that's kind of the premise of one location in Lost Laboratory of Kwalish, though one session is not a campaign. I agree, an entire campaign of this would get old fast. Hard to make that awesome. Though, could other beasts survive. Are their spirits and undeed to interact with? Can you bring back any of the dead as you clear areas? Would the jellies and other monsters have evolved in this...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:15 PM
    I've decided to go ahead with this as an ongoing, probably monthly project. If you liked these, and would like me to continue making them, please do consider supporting my new Patreon. You can support for as little as a dollar, or as much as you think these are worth. Thank you so much! I'll still be posting them for free as jpegs like these, but on the Patreon you can get them as...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:04 PM
    Jon Hodgson used to be the creative director at Cubicle 7. They've recently relocated to Ireland, and Jon has started a new company called Handiwork Games, with two new games announced: Hellenistika, a greek D&D 5E setting by Ken Hite, and Beowulf, a mythic setting for one DM and one player, based on one of the oldest European fantasy stories. Here's the full announcement: ...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 09:05 AM
    Like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGVC6-Bohqk
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:47 AM
    When I wanted to get back into gaming, I was really put off by the need for miniatures. Watching Chris Perkins's videos helped and hurt. I loved the videos where he explains his thinking and gives tops on running the game, but his elaborate, pre-drawn maps seemed far beyond me. I bought into the impression many people had that 4e was heavily focused on tactical miniature combats and tried to...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:37 AM
    From UNDERNEATH LA – CIVIC CENTER TUNNELS "The lighted tunnels are about 12 feet wide and 10 feet high, big enough for a small bulldozer to drive through." https://strayngerranger.com/underneath-la-civic-center-tunnels/ A picture of a 10' high 20' wide wildlife underpass with a man walking underneath for scale. Imagine it half as wide and you have your 10x10 square. from "Animals put...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:07 AM
    Because, once us hoi polloi like it, it is no longer cool or high quality. Luckily there is a very long tail of high-concept TTRPGs for the hipster dogs to chase.
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 05:41 AM
    Our games start at 10am and end at 6pm Often donuts are brought and some players bring breakfast some somewhere they stopped on the way. We break for lunch and usually go to nearby place for takeout, though we've also ordered pizzas and have done pot lucks. Folks will usually bring some sodas, iced teas, and chips to share. I often skip dinner on game day, since I've been noshing...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 05:31 AM
    I bought a conference table and six conference room chairs from a company that was selling off a bunch of old furniture and equipment on Craigslist, which I've set up in my basement near a wood stove and kitchenette (full fridge, mini stove, sink and decent amount of counter space and cabinets. Nice for pot-luck game days. Also have a number of folding tables. When not running my D&D game,...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 05:10 AM
    Ever play Paranoia?
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 05:07 AM
    Yeah, if I went through the trouble, my players would find someway, somehow, without any intention of doing do, completely avoiding that encounter. Many a well planned battlemap set up has only been seen by this DM the night before the game...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 04:19 AM
    Discussions in other threads about the propriety of DMs limiting that campaigns in ways that ban things that some players love got me to thinking. Can you really come up with a campaign setting that NOBODY would like play in? Give it your best shot, come up with what you think is an awful campaign concept. The other part of this challenge is to try to show how these awful concepts could...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 04:16 AM
    Seems silly to keep debating a point of preference. Generally, I try to be very accommodating. My current campaign is especially so. But there are times when I want to run a very narrowly focused campaign. Some that I've been thinking of: 1. A party of human wizards in a world where arcane magic has been been banned an almost completely lost to the world. Driven underground. They are...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:50 AM
    This is the second in this series of One Page Adventures for D&D. The limits are simple: everything has to be on one single page, one side, of A4/letter-size paper. This one involves a desert, warring tribes of bullywugs, and some magical talismans, and is called Croaking Sirocco, based on an adventure by Kyle Carty. The first One Page Adventure was The Business of Emotion, which I...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:43 AM
    That looks good to me!
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:14 AM
    Actor Joe Manganiello's birthday part was a few days ago. Guests included WotC's Nathan Stewart, Satine Phoenix, (and other folks!), and Chris Lindsay ran a D&D game for Joe and his friends. Lot of stuff on Twitter, Instagram, etc. Photos from Chris Linday Joe Manganiello "slays" his D&D character: https://twitter.com/satinephoenix/status/1071795998920388608
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 11:59 PM
    I didn’t draw the map. These are converted from existing adventures I commissioned for EN5ider.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 03:57 PM
    This one was incredibly challenging. Lots of detail to cram into very short sentences. The DM needs to instill a sense of wacky chaos.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 01:56 PM
    “State of the art tabletop design” is high praise indeed.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 01:15 PM
    I wouldn't have thought at initiative roll would be needed. Attacks would be simultaneous. I'd say simultaneous attacks, but you use your riding skill as your attack skill.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 08:07 AM
    Well, you'd be welcome in my campaign. That sounds awesome!
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 04:10 AM
    Of course, it only takes a generation for the universe's population to double again. Thanos has only set it back by a few years.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 03:15 AM
    Dunno. I just buy software; I don't write it. But we are moving to a new platform soon.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 02:15 AM
    I have never even heard of that error message.... this is so far above my pay grade. Not a clue.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 02:05 AM
    No link, no nom! :)
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 01:38 AM
    But... that’s the exact opposite of a surprise.
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:35 PM
    Hmmm. I don’t think jousting is the same as vehicle collision. I feel like it would almost be it’s own “mini-game”. Let me think on it!
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 11:29 PM
    Huh? It would have surprised you if they did the thing you were expecting?
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 09:45 PM
    Hey everyone! A couple of podcasters have contacted me and pointed out that a week isn’t long enough for them to get the word out for nominations, given that most podcasts are weekly. Fair point. The nomination period is being extended to Tuesday 18th December.
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 07:18 PM
    Yeah, that link works perfectly for me too.
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 06:22 PM
    Hmm. So it’s not your browser, and it’s not your account. I’m struggling to think what else could cause it.
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:19 PM
    Jeez, guys, what’s with all the hostility? It’s nearly Christmas! It’s a thread about aliens!
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 01:38 PM
    I’m at a loss! Did it just start recently? Could you try with a different browser and also try while logged out? That might help narrow its own.
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:44 AM
    Sorry to break it to you, but it’s fine on the app. The problems you are experiencing are due to the very large number of people who have blocked you, and the resultant thread ID changes. As a fix, I suggest you stop getting blocked.
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 03:38 AM
    Why is this suddenly only about dark energy? We were talking about the speed of light a minute ago . So ignoring the random subject change, real physicists in this thread haven’t just thrown their hands up and said “I don’t know”. Pretty much the opposite. And yes, many physicists have put their life’s work up as scientific theory. That’s how it works. What a peculiar thing to say! :) ...
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    Saturday, 8th December, 2018, 02:36 AM
    If you want to point out the flaws in physics, you need to show where the equations are wrong. I mean, yeah, sure go up to a particle physicist and tell them how “ironic” you find their “claims”. But be prepared to explain their “claims” (read: their life’s work) first.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 11:06 PM
    Well, either way, a pixie dies, so that's good. I would say as a pixie. So you can enjoy seeing a dead pixie.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 11:05 PM
    This. I never played 4e, but Matt Coleville put out an excellent video discussing using 4e skill challenges in 5e and I used his advice to in my Curse of Strahd campaign when for the travel up the frozen winter pass to the Amber temple. How I handle it is I ask each player to explain how their character is contributing to the challenge. In this case, it would be getting the entire party safely up...
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 10:47 PM
    Ptolus is on my to-buy list. I've heard a lot about the City State of the Invincible Overlord. I'll need to check it out. I'm backing City of Brass by FGG, but that, being a planar adventure, is not going to be a good fit for many campaigns.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 10:40 PM
    Not fair to add the Devo reference. Just hearing the word Devo I have to repeat that line. It isn't even a conscious decision. Someone needs to stat up a Devo race.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 09:08 PM
    People ate Bigfoot? And now they are going after Yeti. I never knew culinary cryptozoology was a thing. No wonder they keep themselves well hidden!
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 08:41 PM
    What are the best source books or other materials that give highly fleshed out cities for use with fantasy RPGs. In particular, I would like something that I could easily use with D&D 5e but the system doesn't matter. Maps and descriptions are more important. I find I can create a village or small town on the fly easily. But doing that with larger settlements can lead to a bland experience...
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 05:27 PM
    My only reservation is that I can’t see that kid playing Bruce Wayne as Batman.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 02:54 PM
    Links, folks. No link, no nomination.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 01:23 PM
    As I said earlier, this is just a conversation/ending nothing statement. Sure. By definition, we can’t know anything for certain ever. So what? We talk using what we know, or we all just stop talking about anything ever. What’s the fun in that?
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 01:16 PM
    By far my favourite superhero show on TV.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 11:20 AM
    Nope. We did it as a one off in 2013 - it wasn’t supposed to be an annual thing. Then in 2015 we did it again, and decided to keep doing it.
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    Friday, 7th December, 2018, 01:51 AM
    The bestiaries are in development. You can see many of the monsters stats and art in the online bestiary. The books are due out in 2019. OLD v1.2 is just finishing layout and will be out very soon. Just proofreading left to do. There are conversion documents for monsters etc. in the downloads section on this very site. Here's the d20/WOIN conversion guide: ...
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 11:39 PM
    Remember the links, folks!
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 08:04 PM
    Man, tough crowd!
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 07:51 PM
    What podcasts have caught your ears this year? Just like the Most Anticipated RPG 2019 poll, this thread is for nominations for the Best RPG Podcasts of 2018, following which will be the official voting stage. Rules: - must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2018 - the main focus must be tabletop RPGs - must not be your own podcast - must include a link to the podcast’s web...
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 07:08 AM
    Welp, I've pledged my $45. Wish I could afford the $2500. As I'm in the Twin Cities and wouldn't need to travel, it is a great deal for a 7-day mini-convention with some of the fathers of the hobby, room & board included. Just not in a position to spend that kind of money on the hobby right now, unfortunately. Still stoked about the film though.
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    Thursday, 6th December, 2018, 06:27 AM
    You could tie this into magical healing. For example, in some great war against the forces of evil certain temples were destroyed or defiles. The forces of good focused on survival and winning the war, let certain battles be lost. After a centuries of struggle and war the forces of good overcame the forces of evil. The evil empire is long gone and but a dark spot in history. But the forces of...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 11:55 PM
    What podcasts have caught your ears this year? Just like the Most Anticipated RPG 2019 poll, this thread is for nominations for the Best RPG Podcasts of 2018, following which will be the official voting stage. Rules: - must have released at least 3 new episodes in 2018 - the main focus must be tabletop RPGs - must not be your own podcast - must include a link to the podcast’s web...
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 10:25 PM
    I was talking to Zardnaar about the phrase “only a theory”. Calm down.
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 05:13 PM
    That’s because we migrated to the new modern (for then) vBulletin software and decided to start clean rather than import data. Back then there was only a year or two of data. The forums were very small with only a few thousand members.
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 05:10 PM
    It’s not “only” theory. We use relativity in all sorts of things. Your GPS depends on it; GPS satellites are subject to relativistic effects due to the speed they move and their altitude in Earth’s gravity well. The word “theory” in science doesn’t mean “hypothesis”.
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 05:06 PM
    The crash was in 2013. You’re off by over a decade! :) But yeah, the site ran for a year or two back around/before the turn of the century as just a news page with no forums. They were a later addition.
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    Wednesday, 5th December, 2018, 01:00 AM
    It would certainly be an interesting exercise in collecting ignored posts! :) Seriously, nobody reads sticky threads.
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    Tuesday, 4th December, 2018, 11:36 PM
    That’s what all playtest feedback is like. Well, aside from the 90% which is “I skimmed through the book. Here are my house rules.” As long as the survey is well designed, it should be able to filter down to the solid playtesters. You don’t need all that many.
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    Tuesday, 4th December, 2018, 10:30 PM
    It’s a common fallacy known as “god of the gaps”. Better explained as “if I can’t explain it, it must be magic”.
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    Tuesday, 4th December, 2018, 10:02 PM
    Here is my approach as DM for 5e. I start with the premise that I will endeavor to stick to RAW unless the exceptions are explicitly stated and communicated with the players. I have an idea for a campaign. I e-mail potential players giving a synopsis of the campaign, and race/class limitations, what rule variants or home-brew I'll be using, and ask if they would be interested in playing...
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    Tuesday, 4th December, 2018, 07:48 PM
    I’ve played a session of Timewatch at a convention. I’m assuming this is a fantasy version of that? Same core ruleset?
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My plan - I buy RPG writing opportunities via Kickstarter to grow my resume in the best tradition of vanity press.
My results - Read about my journey from RPG wanna-lancer to freelancer at the TesseraGuild.com
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Friday, 7th December, 2018

  • 12:57 AM - Charles Dunwoody quoted Egg Embry in post Investigate Strange Things in Dark Places & Demogorgons
    Excellent review! I had the chance to play with Eric Bloat at Origins 2018 (Survive This!! Zombies!) and it was a blast! Dark Places & Demogorgons looks fun! Thanks for the review! :-) Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share a crowdfunding campaign or a RPG-related job opportunity for a future article, please contact me here. Thanks Egg! There is a free supplement PDF out as well. https://www.rpgnow.com/product/260633/DARK-PLACES--DEMOGORGONS--Holiday-Special--FREE-pdf?src=newest

Saturday, 17th November, 2018


Tuesday, 13th November, 2018


Tuesday, 18th September, 2018

  • 06:15 PM - Charles Dunwoody quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Jobs Roundup: Tor.com, Harebrained Schemes, and Wizards of the Coast
    There's been an update for the prior job roundup (in the comments). Bloat Games has updated the details of the Tales from Vigilante City Vol. I anthology submissions in a press release here. The highlights are: + Reduced minimum word count. + Submissions deadline announced. + Tales From Vigilante City Vol. II announced. + Some details about the post-submissions process Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share an RPG-related job opportunity, please contact me here. Sounds interesting. And plenty of time before the deadline.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018

  • 10:46 PM - dave2008 quoted Egg Embry in post Check Out the Scene at Columbus’ Origins Game Fair 2018
    Excellent! It's a fun bit of gaming! I come up from Atlanta, and plan on doing it next year. :-) If you go, ping me (here, the Wanna-lancer link, most social media), I'd like to say hi in-person. :-) Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're looking for helpful tips and stock art for your RPG, check out CREATE YOUR OWN FANTASY RPG ADVENTURE - RPG RESOURCES BOOKS on Kickstarter (featuring James Ward, Lenard Lakofka, Rick Hershey, myself, and more). Will do!
  • 03:53 PM - Ralif Redhammer quoted Egg Embry in post Check Out the Scene at Columbus’ Origins Game Fair 2018
    It doesn’t always happen, but sometimes the characters just really hit it off in the game and it makes the game that much enjoyable for all of the players involved. There’s something doubly amazing about seeing that role-playing alchemy happen with strangers. Sucks about the harassment. We all have a responsibility to call out that behavior when we see it and support those being subjected to it. I’ve been in the position of a DM having to say something to a player about the terrible creepy stuff coming out of their mouth. The sad thing was, I don’t think they understood why I did so, or how serious an infraction it was. The players had never met each other, but their chemistry was box office gold. Everything they said played perfectly to the other while shaping our adventure.

Friday, 24th August, 2018


Tuesday, 9th January, 2018

  • 05:35 PM - Alzrius quoted Egg Embry in post Explore Friendship, Magic And Ponies In Tails Of Equestria Role-Playing Game
    All, Thank you for the kind words and suggestions. :) I'm interested in both the bestiary and the movie supplement because the core rules spoke to me. Anytime. :) Don't forget to check out the mini-scenario titled "The Gift Horse" that the publisher put out on their website a little while ago. This is in the same format as the two-page adventures that come with each of the Tails of Equestria dice sets.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017

  • 04:41 PM - DMMike quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming At The Kids Table With The Basic Hack
    MAJOR difference- The Basic Hack is roll=to or under Ability score for tests. The Black Hack is roll UNDER. I'd call that a minor difference, but it's a good catch. Little things like that can keep a game from flowing smoothly, especially if the players are used to a different rule. When rolling a d20 to hit, for saves, or other tests, lower is better (for all other dice, roll high) Attributes do not add or deduct from tests like 1e. For example, a 17 STR does not add +1/+1 to hit or damage, but it instead changes the target number that you roll under to determine success When dodging, if the PC rolls a natural 20 (a fail), they take double damage Armor has HP that is added to the PC’s HP instead of being a separate, limited pool or making them more likely to dodge The game includes the 5e mechanic for advantage and disadvantage Points like these make me think "adults' table" over "kids' table." Good review though - have you thought about posting it in the reviews ...

Sunday, 29th October, 2017

  • 05:15 AM - J.L. Duncan quoted Egg Embry in post Fight The Future With The Synthicide Role-Playing Game
    Ah, thanks for reviewing this! At Gen Con 50, a friend recommended this game. I picked up the quickstart and liked the idea of fewer rolls determining the outcome. It's on my list to buy! :-) Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer EN World All-Ages Reviewer The FirstFable RPG, Monster Slayers, Mouse Tails, Little Wizards, Hero Kids, Little Heroes, Dagger, and Pip System There was a number of things about this game I really liked. Mechanics and character creation are very simple; while the GM sections do a really good job of engaging the GM with a variety of ways to run the game. For being relative unknown indie publisher, this one surprised me. I haven't played it yet, but it's certainly on the list.

Sunday, 22nd October, 2017

  • 05:45 PM - Xaelvaen quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming At The Kid's Table With The Pip System
    Interested in reading other EN World reviews of all-ages games? Check out: The FirstFable RPG, Monster Slayers, Mouse Tails, Little Wizards, Hero Kids, Little Heroes, and Dagger Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher and have an all-ages RPG that you'd like to have reviewed, please contact me here. Not sure if you'd qualify it as 'All-Ages', but I'll mention it - No Thank you, Evil! While it is geared toward simplicity and kids, it's obviously meant to be played with the corresponding adults. Just thought I'd present it since I didn't see it in your list =)

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017

  • 03:13 PM - Saxon1974 quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming At The Kids' Table With Hero Kids
    Saxon1974- That is awesome! How many Pokemon have they caught so far? :-) Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer Ha, so far about 9. I figured I had to use rewards they would like. I first used chocate coins (and still do a bit) but then crafted a story that all the pokemons had gone missing from the town so they had to go and find them. Since that, their excitement is through the roof; they ask me to play constantly.

Tuesday, 15th August, 2017


Tuesday, 18th July, 2017

  • 12:14 PM - JeffB quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming At The Kids Table With Little Wizards
    JeffB- I would love to hear how the game goes with your daughter. I hope it's a winner and she really enjoys it! :D Thanks Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer EN World Gaming at the Kids’ Table reviews of The FirstFable RPG, Monster Slayers,and Mouse Tails Roger. WilCo. :)

Thursday, 13th July, 2017


Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

  • 02:43 PM - MrsFickleGM quoted Egg Embry in post Here's Our 2017 ENnie Awards Host: Stacy Dellorfano!
    This is awesome news! Congratulations, Stacy! Between this, the amazing games that are up for nomination, and the ENnies Dream Date for GenCon 50 on eBay, I'm excited about this award ceremony! To help promote the "dates", I wrote a piece discussing what you from them. From a wanna-lancer point-of-view, of course. ;) Thanks Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer Check out EN World Gaming at the Kids’ Table posts to read reviews of The FirstFable RPG, Monster Slayers, and Mouse Tails Love the summary of all of the awesome Dream Dates!! Thank you!

Monday, 26th June, 2017

  • 11:37 AM - Silver Moon quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming At The Kid's Table: Mouse Tails
    Did you run a module or was it an adventure of your own design? (And I apologize for the 20 questions over these posts. A little of both. Plots don't have to be overly complicated - usually just something that a young kid can relate to. I think we did one from the book about a potential monster under the bed and one of our own about needing to share on the playground.

Sunday, 25th June, 2017

  • 11:17 PM - Silver Moon quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming At The Kid's Table: Mouse Tails
    Silver Moon- That's awesome (about running it at the cons)! I'm curious now, when you ran it at the conventions, was it for kids-only or a mixed table? [/B] Kids only, however many parents were there watching. Essentially the Soft Toys are the heroes and hard toys are the villains. Depending upon the specifics of the toy chosen there are special feats (for example - Bears can give Bear Hugs, toys with wings get flight movement).
  • 10:20 PM - Silver Moon quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming At The Kid's Table: Mouse Tails
    Silver Moon- Thanks for the recommendation. Hearing that a game went over well with the kids is always a win! I'll check it out! :-) My wife and I were on staff in the 1990's for two different comic conventions (Total Confusion and ConMan). We ran "Fuzzy Heroes" several times at conventions. I believe that the RPG may currently be out-of-print, but I just checked EBay and saw that they had several reasonably priced copies of the basic book (plus some expansions).

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017



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