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    Today, 11:25 AM
    I donít know what the laws of Barovia are, but presumably heís both.
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    Today, 07:58 AM
    I'm curious what Strahd's title was before his undeath? Also: Does he still use a title for himself? (Apparently not, he does not sign his invitations using a title, for example) What titles would those loyal to him use? (Probably "Count") 5e's Curse of Strahd campaign does not explicitly state Strahd's current title. The only instance of his name used with a title is in the...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    I REALLY like this idea. It makes that epic end-boss battle mean that much more. I'm seriously considering using that. But maybe not for my next campaign, which will be Rappan Athuk. That would just be mean. Or... Hmm, so in my Rappan Atthuk campaign, the characters gain XP from gold removed and earned (e.g. coins and items with values = that much XP whether you store it or sell it, otherwise...
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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Mmm...creme bulette!
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    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    Well, there are the lay-offs, hiring freezes, pay freezes and...oh, wait you are talking about the game mechanic. Okay. I only use morale for mass combat. When you have groups of employed or pressed into service. Morale is not the same as fear and not even the same a loyalty. There are other mechanics for fear in 5e. Also, I see HPs as including your mental well being. You can literally be...
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    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    It's a sad day, because today is the last of our six previews of the Pathfinder 2nd Edition iconic pregenerated characters. But the full playtest is out very soon! Anyhow, today we have Ezren, the human wizard. Amusing factoid -- although Ezren looks old he's only 42, which makes him younger than may people who have played him. Paizo's Mark Seifter says "Ezrenís magic missile is just as...
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    Yesterday, 10:30 AM
    You still can't have more than two attack actions (speed flurry is one attack action), so you'd have to use the third action for something else. Dual wielding is the specific exception to that.
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    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 09:58 PM
    New to 5E.
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    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 08:16 PM
    Baldurís Gate 2 and Planeacape: Torment were both as good, if not better. Tastes vary of course, and there have been dozens of D&D video games since then. I loved NWN1, probably more than the BG games.
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    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 10:40 AM
    The AGE system isn't a d20 system.
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    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 10:16 AM
    Merisiel, the elf rogue, is the subject of our 5th Pathfinder 2nd Edition pregenerated character reveal! Check out the sneak attacks, and nimble dodges! Paizo's Mark Seifter says "Merisiel ... is all about sneaking, skills, and high damage sneak attacks, especially if itís also a critical hit with her deadly rapier: 4d6+1d8+8, ouch! Merisiel has more skill feats than anyone else, and more...
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    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 07:18 AM
    One other "dumb" question: What is the general practice for running/using published material at conventions? I'm planning on mostly running my own material, but there are some things I've backed on Kickstarter that I would like to run since I don't know when, if ever, I'll have a chance to run them in my home games. What is the etiquette and general practice for this? Do GMs typically...
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    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 07:12 AM
    What about multiple endings? If a group is less experienced certain challenges can be throw out. Basically easy mode. Then you have the standard version for what you would expect most groups to be able to get through. But if you have a group that through luck or skill moves forward much faster than you anticipated, have an alternate ending. The big bad reveals the that mayor who hired you...
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    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 07:05 AM
    Yes, I read that. But I wanted to put out some of the areas I most concerned about. Hope no one minds two similar threads in a short period of time. I'm thinking that I would have more encounters challenges planned than I know I can get through, just in case things go much quicker than anticipated. Each would have something (clue, info, MacGuffin) necessary to achieve the adventures...
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    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 06:41 AM
    I think Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes describes this quite well. More powerful and intelligent demons are still driven by their selfish desires and rule by force, fear, and whim; but they have grander visions and plans to achieve them. While lesser demons may simply create minions using fear and subjugation, more intelligent demons will have subtler approaches. A demon's promise wouldn't be...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Tuesday, 17th July, 2018, 03:51 AM
    Tony Vargas Thanks! Regarding "Judge", yep, the menu and GM registration page are titled "judging" and there are two registration options under "judging": "judges" (GMs who pay a registration fee and can both judge and play) and "Referees" (registration is free but the GMs can only run their own games, not participate in other events). http://conofthenorth.org/judging/
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    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 07:18 PM
    I'm preparing to register as a judge for a convention that takes place February next year. This would be my first time running games at a convention. I would appreciate any advice you can give. I have plenty of time to prepare, so I hope I can make good use of your advice. In particular, I'm interested in hearing from players about pet peeves, poor experiences, and great experiences. The...
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    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 05:46 PM
    This reminds me of Jonathan Teatime in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather, who insists on everyone pronouncing his surname as Teh-ah-tim-eh. I have a simple sense of humor and it always gives me the giggles. I'm always walking in and around pronunciation landmines at work given the very international environment I work in. I try my best to pronounce names correctly (i.e., the preferred pronunciation...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 05:21 PM
    Nice! Thanks for sharing. I wish I had more time for painting, it is something I enjoy. I spend a bunch a money on materials, paint a couple and then most of a year goes by before I get back to it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 11:53 AM
    Morrus replied to LUCK question
    I tend to go with daring/plucky types of careers.
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    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 11:12 AM
    It's time for the 4th of our six reveals of the Pathfinder 2nd Edition pregenerated playtest characters. Today, we'll be looking at Seelah, the human paladin. This sheet covers some of the shield mechanics we saw in Valeros' sheet, along with various paladin powers such as Lay on Hands, Hospice Knight, Warded Touch, and Retributive Strike. "Seelah has a few things on her sheet that might...
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    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 11:04 AM
    Morrus replied to LUCK question
    I'm not too sure I understand the first question, but for the second it's actual extra dice.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 09:19 AM
    I've always pronounced it "boo-let" But Matt Mercer, in his recorded pronunciation for DnD Beyond's bulette entry, pronounces it more like "buh-let" Yet EN World's D&D Pronunciation Guide states: I suggest pronouncing it "bullet-tea", just to annoy people.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 08:02 AM
    I stick to the RAW. I have no issues with the death save mechanic. I have no issues killing players at low levels. I'm a big fan of the funnel system where players start with four level-0 PCs. From any that survive the first adventure, they chose the once to make a 1st-level character with. The idea is that everyone is going to have at least one of the four characters die and their is a chance...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 07:33 AM
    I'm running CoS now. I started with the adventure as written (AAW) but let things evolve based on the party's actions. I don't see the need to remove anything. Let the party explore. One thing I love about CoS is that the number of locations and plot threads and the tarot-reading mechanic allow it to play very differently from one campaign to the next. Let the characters by their actions...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 16th July, 2018, 03:03 AM
    That would make it better. When you hit zero, take a drag and hold the smoke in until the character is healed or stabilized. If any smoke escapes before then--the character dies. This makes it more obvious and thematic (release the smoke is giving up the spirit) and helps cut down on cheating. Also, smokers of certain substances are, uh, more practiced at holding in the smoke.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 10:34 PM
    Pretty sure the bug is called ďGoogleĒ.
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    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 10:32 PM
    Iíd argue that says more about your tactics than it does about the game rules.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 09:07 PM
    Thatís an awesome example of glass half empty! :) It looks like you will want to minimise attacks because attacking directly reduces the amount of movement you get. So combat looks to be a very dynamic affair with everybody running around until they accidentally run into a foe. In other words, both are true. You can do either. Itís what you choose to make of it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 08:46 PM
    Twitter would be good (#woinrpg). Streams are super good; thereís a couple out there. Reviews are great especially if not just on RPGNow. Fan sites and fan content is awesome. Articles are awesome.
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    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 08:12 PM
    Yeah, the price is whatís holding me off. Thatís one expensive PDF!
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    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 04:45 PM
    Because the way OBS PoD works youíd then have to pay full price for both, whereas most publishers offer the pdf free with the PoD copy.
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    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 02:25 PM
    Welcome aboard our latest Journey To... a distant culture in Earth's past to examine how we might incorporate that culture into a broader gaming experience. Today we journey to the Hopi, a sovereign nation in the southwest United States. Today, the Hopi live on the Hopi Reservation lands in northern Arizona, though once, their lands stretched throughout the area known today as the Four Corners....
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    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 10:51 AM
    It's another day, and you know what that means? It's time for the third of our six reveals of the Pathfinder 2nd Edition pregenerated playtest characters, courtesy the awesome folks over at Paizo. Today it's the turn of Valeros, the human fighter. A little more straightforward than the previous alchemist and cleric sheets, in this one you can see the shield mechanics which have been mentioned a...
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    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 09:51 AM
    I like D&D history and if a significant number of ideas were taken from RB's setting, then it would be very interesting to read the source material that may have influenced the published works.
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    Saturday, 14th July, 2018, 09:10 AM
    When a character is reduced to 0 hit points, the player must hold his or her breath until someone stabilizes them with a medkit or applies magical healing. If the player can no longer hold his or her breath and gasps for air, or passes out, before the character is stabilized or healed, then the character dies. The player may waive, pound the table, and otherwise try to get other players'...
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    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 08:54 PM
    Morrus replied to Defense Options
    Ah yes, Here it is: https://www.patreon.com/posts/5801814
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    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 08:31 PM
    Morrus replied to Defense Options
    Thereís an article on EONS which covers the idea of various stances. I canít remember itís name offhand though!
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    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 05:46 PM
    Technology marches on. People stream instead these days.
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    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 04:41 PM
    The Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4E previews are continuing to roll in prior to the game's release next month, and this time Cubicle 7 talks a little about the points you can spend to "save your bacon in tricky situations." Fortune, which you gain each day, represents destiny and luck. It can be used for rerolls, bonuses to rolls, and jumping the initiative queue. Fate, which is...
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    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 04:26 PM
    Many RPGs promise to let us do exactly what we want, but few of them achieve this goal quite as well as Open Legend. With a bit of effort this setting-free system can allow you to build everything from a band of medieval knights to off-brand X-Men, though this comes at the cost of a little more complexity than you'd expect from the average d20-based game. The core mechanic of the game is...
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    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 01:23 PM
    James Ohlen was one of the architects of the 1990s' Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II video games, along with other classic CRPGs. He has been working for BioWare for over 22 years, but now he's leaving to publish D&D adventures with his new company, Arcanum Worlds and their first hardcover sourcebook, the Ancient Greek themed Odyssey of the Dragonlords. He's not alone, either. He's...
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    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 10:34 AM
    It's time for the second of the six Pathfinder 2nd Edition pregenerated characters I'll be sharing with you over the next few days. Thanks to Paizo, I have here Kyra, the human cleric! I was asked what order I was doing these in -- I'm going through them alphabetically (alchemist, cleric, fighter, etc...) Enjoy! Here's what Paizo's Mark Seifter has to say about Kyra: "Kyra ... has a bunch...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 13th July, 2018, 07:07 AM
    How about making inspiration mean something. No death saves, but you can use inspiration to stabalize at zero. Inspiration is often forgotten when I use it per RAW, but if it was the only way to survive hitting zero HP, it would be used.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 07:25 PM
    Aww. And he speaks so highly of you.
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    Thursday, 12th July, 2018, 10:43 AM
    If you've been following along with the Pathfinder 2nd Edition playtest news, you're in for a treat over the coming days. Paizo has very kindly sent me the character sheets of all six of the playtest characters, and I'll be sharing them with you one at a time over the next week or so! We'll start today with Fumbus the goblin alchemist. But first, before we delve into the first character,...
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    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 11:12 PM
    3xp.
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    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 10:16 PM
    The Dragon Issue 5 was published in March 1977. It is 32 pages long, with a cover price of $1.50. In this issue they start their move to be more than just a "house organ" for TSR games. Editor Tim Kask has some welcome news for readers. The Dragon has been so successful that they are expanding from six to eight issues per year! There is a downside, though, as the expansion was made...
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    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 04:14 PM
    In this episode we cover the latest RPG news including The Witcher, The Expanse, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4E's careers, Pathfinder 2nd Edition's new ranger, and more. We also play our favourite game in all the world, and discuss licensed RPGs and how they work. Plus a monster psychiatrist deals with an orc with anger issues. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher...
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    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 12:31 PM
    Today's the day! The 2018 ENnies voting booth is NOW OPEN! You have until July 21 at 11:59 EDT to vote for this year's Gen Con EN World RPG Award winners, which will be announced live at the ENNies 2018 Ceremony at the Union Station, Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 3rd at 8:00 PM EDT.
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    Wednesday, 11th July, 2018, 08:52 AM
    Autocorrect. Should be critical.
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 11:02 PM
    Blimey. Hmmm. Let me think. I don't quite grok what that core mechanic is, so it's a little tricky, but it's a point system which at certain levels limits your die rolls? In that case, maybe it reduces your max dice pool? Say every time you criticise when spell casting, your max dice pool goes down by 1d6. I assume there's some kind of recovery mechanic for that in 7th Sea?
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 10:21 PM
    Monte Cook Games has built a very successful publishing company out a a regular series of very successful, smoothly run Kickstarter campaigns. Right on cue, their next one has just been announced... but this time it's not a game. It's a book giving you advice on how to game! Robin D Laws might be the godfather of gaming advice books. Mike Shea (aka Sly Flourish) has also made a name...
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 09:12 PM
    A few weeks ago, a ponderous volume was plopped onto my doorstep by a no doubt arcane delivery service. It was Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos for the Pathfinder role-playing game. I've had a couple of weeks to go through the book now, and I think that I have my thoughts on it gathered up. Outside of Lovecraft himself, I don't think that few single people have had as great of an impact upon the...
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 08:42 PM
    Morrus replied to 6e? Why?
    So important, you had to say it twice!
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 06:35 PM
    Today's article reminds be that WH40K: Wrath & Glory is coming out too. That's an exciting one!
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 04:36 PM
    Morrus started a thread Some fun stats!
    Since installing Google Analytics a few years ago my site has had over 150M views by over 21M people. Those numbers stagger me. Well over half a million individual readers each month contributing millions of monthly pageviews. I don't know where they all come from! So far this year we've posted 552 total articles by 37 authors. I myself wrote only 155 of those articles. The columnists are...
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 02:31 PM
    Gen Con approaches! Here's some of the "big" stuff that (may be) coming out! In no particular order... Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4 The Witcher The Expanse Pathfinder 2nd Edition Playtest Anything else big you're excited about slated for a Gen Con release this year?
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 12:16 PM
    That's weird. I definitely answered this this morning, and my reply has vanished. Anyway, here goes again... Deity portfolios only tell you what secrets you are allowed to choose - they don't give them to you for free. I'm not familiar with 7th Sea magic, but from what you're describing they sound like they would be careers like the Firemage, Necromancer, etc. There aren't any rules for...
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 10:11 AM
    Today's preview of the upcoming Pathfinder 2nd Edition is the sorcerer! The sorcerer has had a major redesign, with bloodline becoming even more important than it was in 1st Edition. Now, it determines which of four spell lists you get to use! Bloodlines are chosen at 1st level. Your bloodline then determines whether you use arcane, divine, primal, or occult spells. The demonic...
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    Tuesday, 10th July, 2018, 02:40 AM
    It's not every day that you find a Pathfinder supplement written with both players and GMs in mind. Lore of the Gods, a divinity-focused supplement from Dragon Wing Games, strikes that balance admirably, but the flavor bursting from the seams is marred somewhat by the inconsistency of style and substance throughout the book. First and foremost, credit where credit is due. What little I do...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 10:21 PM
    Fair to whom? Anyway, Aragornís magical abilities were because heís a magic king, not because heís a ranger. I say Aragorn because I mean a wilderness strider, not a divine Dunedain king. I agree he has the latter in his makeup but I was referring to his chosen profession, a ranger.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 09:34 PM
    I don't quite understand what you mean. Perhaps if you posted the exploits, it might help? Sounds like it would need a bit of playtesting. I'd be curious to hear what you thought.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 09:03 PM
    For me, it was probably Strahd, so not super-high. Just wondering how high folks tend to go?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 08:49 PM
    Itís pretty much Aragorn.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 08:27 PM
    I think thatís similar to what I said? You spend an exploit, and your minion gains a dice. But it canít have as many as you.
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    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 07:56 PM
    I don't know what that means?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 05:26 PM
    No. But I reckon an exploit could be used to grade up a creature by one dice pool, as long as it always has a lower MDP than you do.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 11:58 AM
    The journey between Gate Pass and distant Lyceum is dangerous; along the way lies a forest, that has burned for decades, where a dream monster holds sway. Before escaping the raging flames, the heroes become caught in a three-way conflict with a fiend, the fierce spirit of the forest itself, and a clan of longsuffering fey who possess a powerful weapon for the coming war. Can the heroes traverse...
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    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 11:20 AM
    1. I'd base it on the rules for familiars or maybe animal companions in O.L.D., I think. 2. They're totally cromulent. For example, in Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD, the Senior Judge career has a prerequisite of REP 10+.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 10:58 AM
    Rangers in D&D and Pathfinder have a varied history, and range from mysterious wilderness travellers to dual-wielding magical beings; many have a preference on that spectrum, and mine falls towards the "Aragorn" end of the scale. It seems that Paizo feels similarly, because the ranger in Pathfinder 2nd Edition is magic-free (although still quite dual-wieldy). They describe the ranger...
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    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 10:21 AM
    Over on EN5ider, the 5th Edition Patreon, writer Christopher Ripple brings you 8 new enchanted trinket, this time suited to apprentice wizards, whether to help wit their studies or to play pranks on fellow students. These trinkets include the box of bees, library scarf, chime of muffled chanting, candle of the surreptitious scholar, listening quills, inkpot of the thrifty apprentice, tome of the...
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    Monday, 9th July, 2018, 07:56 AM
    My situation is very similar. I run a monthly game, each session lasting 8 hours (6-7 being actual play after subtracting time for lunch, late starts, breaks, etc.). In my first campaign, I started with XP, then changed to milestone leveling, and eventually ended with 1 level a session. That was a homebrew campaign. When I go back to homebrew, I plan to start with a type of milestone leveling...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 8th July, 2018, 10:59 PM
    Iím British.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 8th July, 2018, 07:04 PM
    While Iím admittedly the worldís leading expert in WOIN, I donít know anything about Mass Effect. Which makes me kinda useless here, I guess!
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    Sunday, 8th July, 2018, 06:46 PM
    Got this email!
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    Sunday, 8th July, 2018, 06:30 PM
    Did you get an email a couple of days ago? If not, you didnít.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 8th July, 2018, 06:05 PM
    *Is* a hair stylist with excellent hair, not was. (I can confirm because I hung out with him in London a year or so ago.)
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    Sunday, 8th July, 2018, 08:30 AM
    MNblockhead replied to 6e? Why?
    With all the other systems out there that I wish I had to try, if I get tired of 5e, I would likely just move to a completely new system. I don't think a new edition would bring me back. That's how it was with 1e for me. I was heavily into 1e and then branched out into other other systems: Gama World, Star Frontiers, Warhammer, etc. When 2e came out, it wasn't compelling enough for me to buy a...
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    Sunday, 8th July, 2018, 02:33 AM
    The problem is that people write like they express but we read like we are interpreting it all as literal.......without the face queues and body language it gets messy!
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    Saturday, 7th July, 2018, 10:07 PM
    John Wick Presents' 7th Sea 2e offers a marketplace to sell original, crowd-sourced products called the Explorer's Society. Each month, I review some of the best pieces just as EN World does for the DMs Guild (D&D) as well as Storyteller's Vault (World of Darkness). Letís explore Thomas G. Harrisonís Bloody Misadventures: Dramatic Battles on the High Seas, a 27-page manual detailing...
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    Saturday, 7th July, 2018, 09:03 PM
    You provide a good example in the first sentence of why dilution of the word hate causes confusion for many, because for many people the word hate is usually reserved for much stronger feelings. In your example, I'd use the phrase "didn't like" or "it wasn't a good film....it was a bad film. An Awful film. A Waste of Time..." Anything else. "Hate" works, sure, but it raises questions about the...
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    Saturday, 7th July, 2018, 08:59 PM
    Hate as a word isn't so much dilluted as it has become incredibly context sensitive. Most people in conversations like this are using hate as a synonym for the more accurate "dislike." But saying "I hate the person who did that shooting" is an understandably more visceral use by context than "I hate the lack of nuance in D&D 5E's skill mechanic." For some people (honestly, including myself) I...
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    Saturday, 7th July, 2018, 06:53 PM
    Morrus replied to 6e? Why?
    Honestly, I have better things to do with my time.
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    Saturday, 7th July, 2018, 06:21 PM
    This is a Patreon campaign. You can get the adventures at the link in above post. :)
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    Saturday, 7th July, 2018, 05:45 PM
    You know this thread is 14 years old? Odd one to seek out! But anyway. Itís a made-up D&D race of black-skinned magical elves who live in the Underdark. Etymology has nothing to do with it.
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    Saturday, 7th July, 2018, 04:24 PM
    You have it all.
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    Saturday, 7th July, 2018, 02:08 PM
    Morrus replied to 6e? Why?
    Nope.
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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 PCís 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 Kidsí 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


Saturday, 22nd April, 2017

  • 07:03 PM - LadyKali quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming at the Kidsí Table: The FirstFable RPG
    MNblockhead - Thank you! Hero Kids and adventures and board games and CCGs, anything designed for children that we can play and discuss. I want to look at more than just the rules. I'm glad I am not alone in that. :-) Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer I'm happy to provide comp copies of our After School Adventures or other books for your review. :)

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017

  • 01:36 AM - Doctor Futurity quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming at the Kidsí Table: The FirstFable RPG
    Doctor Futurity - Reviewing Basic D&D is one of the milestones for this column. I am interested in reviewing the 1981/Tom Moldvay edition. Is that the edition you and your son played? It is, yes (red cover, "Morganwolf" edition as I think of it)! I still have the original 1981 edition and a nice clean copy I snagged on Ebay. I'd love to see the review. The other classic I plan to introduce my son to is Gamma World, which ironically was the RPG that I "figured it all out with" first after which I then went to D&D.

Friday, 29th January, 2016


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