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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    Itís almost like youíve never seen Star Trek before!
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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    I hope it will!
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    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Well, it *is* Warhammer.
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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    How far away was it? They said it was a long way, on the edge of Union space and out of comms range. But in terms of travel time it seemed like it took an hour or so to get there? If they move that fast, nowhere is remote, really.
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    I think I'd have to be convinced of the premise before trying to figure out the reasons for it. What makes you believe there are more jerks in our hobby than elsewhere?
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    I produce One Page Adventures which are about that length. https://www.patreon.com/1pa
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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    I've run quite a few Kickstarters now, and yep, funding on the first day is very powerful. Not doing so doesn't mean the Kickstarter will fail, of course, but it gives it that needed momentum. That's why a lot of Kickstarter offer "early bird" rewards, and most creators make sure people know about and are ready for their Kickstarter well before it launches. A third of a month long's...
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    Yesterday, 08:48 AM
    I've incorporated many of the downtime activities in Xanathar's Guide to Everything (XGE) into my campaign. This includes training for languages. But to learn a new tool, I use the PHB rule of 250 days, instead of the XGE rule of 10 workweeks minus the character's intelligence modifier. I'm finding myself waffling on which time requirement to use for training in a new tool proficiency and...
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    Yesterday, 07:42 AM
    Exactly. The velocity (measured in feet per second (FPS)) of a bullet will depend on the firearm's caliber, the projectile's size and shap, the air density, and other factors. Gun nerds being what they are, there are LOTS of sites that provide this data. For example, the bullet database on gundata.org: http://gundata.org/bullet-database/
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    Yesterday, 07:31 AM
    I have no hard data on this and am not inspired to look it up, but it rings true. You want to build momentum early, preferably before you even go live. I stopped "watching" Kickstarters and now just pledge as soon as I learn of one I'm interested in and make a calendar event before the close date to revisit and make sure that I still want to support it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 AM
    Trek is known for having only one item of each colour.
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    Yesterday, 01:04 AM
    I felt it underlined weíll that they didnít care about human notions of aesthetics. Unlike thes pebble they put around the pillars of their buildings, that is. They looked nice.
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 11:33 PM
    We've had a few different errors reported with image uploads of various kinds. Right now we're working on an upgrade to a new platform, which will fix everything.
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 11:32 PM
    That sounds like the most likely explanation.
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 11:09 PM
    As written, yes it does. I would agree as a GM that it makes more sense to limit it to physical attacks though.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 08:16 PM
    The legal answer to your question: there's no way to legally distribute it without infringing on IP laws, unless you have permission from the IP holder.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 07:37 PM
    You could try making the actual ship battle a narrative background element while the PCs themselves do something important in the battle. Maybe they have to board the enemy ship and get something while the cannonballs rain down and enemy sailors battle them in the lower decks.
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 07:23 PM
    Now THAT'S more like it! Fantastic episode. Can't wait for the second half!
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 06:17 PM
    You can grab the 28-page Player's Guide for the greek-inspired Odyssey of the Dragonlords campaign setting for D&D 5E for free. Odyssey of the Dragonlords is an epic fantasy campaign for the fifth edition of the worldís greatest roleplaying game. The Playerís Guide is a 28-page companion booklet that will provide you with everything you need to begin your career as a prospective hero in...
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 05:36 PM
    Ascension: The Codex of Immortals, a†5e†supplement that pays homage to†Deities & Demigods,†did a review of Love's Labour's Liberated. I wanted to extend a thank you to Dave Plunkett for sharing us! :-) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1443596074/ascension-the-codex-of-immortals/posts/2424064
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 05:14 PM
    FINAL DAY!!! It's the last day of the POWERED by the DREAMR Kickstarter campaign!†In it, you're a dream warrior battling nightmares, the sleeper, and other dream warriors using a system that evolves the world and keeps it surreal!† POWERED by the DREAMR: Roleplay your dreams with this Powered by the Apocalypse RPG zine! ...
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 05:12 PM
    I suppose they could buy them like an exploit. Multiple free traits would be quite a power boost though.
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 03:52 PM
    I hope itís on Netflix like Discover is.
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 07:44 AM
    Understand coin weight and include the weight of chests in your loot descriptions. Many common treasure scenarios would provide extraction challenges if actual weight / encumbrance was taken into account. Other options: Living plants and fragile animals. You have to get this plant from a greenhouse to your quest giver through inhospitable terrain, while avoiding damaging it during fights...
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 07:33 AM
    I don't require or pressure anyone to engage in 1st person conversations, though I'll engage it it with players who enjoy it. That said, acting is perhaps my weakest area as a DM. But I would require more detail than "I make a speech." You don't have to give the speech, but you have to describe the content and what you are trying to accomplish so I know what roles to require. Are you...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 12:45 AM
    My monocle fell. Sir, I thought you were a reputable member of our club!
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 12:43 AM
    Oh god. I stopped playing TTRPGs about the time 2e game out, until I started again with 5e. I'm playing 5e and newer kickstarted games and have not wargammed in decades. So I'm not a grognard. Just old.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 12:38 AM
    Nah, I'm not taking myself seriously. We're all arguing about something unimportant for the fun of it.
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  • Egg Embry's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 08:12 PM
    The Dream Ends Friday! Tomorrow, the Kickstarter for POWERED by the DREAMR ends! If you are looking for a tabletop RPG to play out your dreams and nightmares, this Powered by the Apocalypse zine is only $5 for the PDF or $12 for PDF and print! Join in and unleash your dreams at the gaming table! POWERED by the DREAMR: Play your dream! ...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 07:46 PM
    It's time for some more D&D Beyond stats! This time we take a look at the most popular feats! War Caster, Tough, Lucky, and Sharpshooter lead the pack. We recently looked at stats for adventures, classes by tier, subclasses, and multi class combinations. The last time DDB looked at this, the number of characters using feats was lower than it is now. Once feats come in properly at levels...
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    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 07:36 PM
    Cubicle 7 has just unveiled John Grenier's cover art for the upcoming Age of Sigmar RPG, coming later this year. "On the cover itself, you can see a band of heroes from across the Mortal Realms facing down the forces of Chaos and the undead legions of Nagash, the Lord of Death. Our group of heroes is made up of a valiant Knight-Questor of the Stormcast Eternals, a devoted Excelsior...
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    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 05:03 PM
    Morrus replied to No Politics
    I think itís quite simple. Opposition of harassment and abuse in our little community is not politics, and I oppose any attempts to paint them as such.
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  • Egg Embry's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 04:49 PM
    We†passed the 50% mark for†Love's Labour's Liberated. I discuss that milestone and two RPG zines in our latest update:† †- POWERED by the DREAMR (by me). A Powered by the Apocalypse game in a zine in which you have the power to explore and control dreams. †-†Ascension: The Codex of Immortals. A 5e supplement that pays homage to Deities & Demigods.† ...
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    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 11:58 AM
    This doesn't appear to be a thread about the RPG industry any more, so I think it's done.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 01:50 AM
    Fair enough. A bit thoughtless on my part to dismiss the cost of valet parking. I've been there. Parking at Con of the North does suck if you don't get in early on the same day and never move your car and don't want, or can't, spend the $5/day on valet parking.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 01:46 AM
    There's probably nothing more grognard than some old curmudgeon like myself arguing over what a grognard is. In that spirit... Lots of discussion about this already, but I'll give you this. Real grognards use rulers.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 01:05 AM
    Magic in WOIN is much more low-magic than the super-high magic of D&D. If you wanted to replicate D&D's magical prevalence and availability, you'd need to reduce the MP cost of magic in general across the board.
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    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 12:45 AM
    EN World (and I) are not connected to the ENnies any more, and I don't have any insight into what they'll decide. I do know they announced that something was forthcoming.
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    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 12:34 AM
    Following up from the D&D 5E hints included in recent Numenera shipments to customers, Monte Cook Games has just announced its new project coming to Kickstarter in March: a 5E-compatible sci-fantasy setting which allows you to play in settings like the Barrier Peaks or Numenera! Here's the full press release:
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    Wednesday, 20th February, 2019, 03:55 PM
    There are no official plans for either that we know of. If there are any plans, WotC hasnít said anything.
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    Wednesday, 20th February, 2019, 02:40 PM
    The most popular RPG livestream in the world, Critical Role, announced last year that they were leaving Geek & Sundry and going it ahead independently. They announced today that this change takes place on Thursday, February 21st. Here's the announcement in full. "Bidet, Critters! We have a few important updates to share with you regarding Critical Role and Talks Machina. After a...
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    Wednesday, 20th February, 2019, 08:16 AM
    This is my main issue with it. As a DM I don't want to tell players how to play their characters beyond the parameters agreed upon during session zero. As a player, I don't like feeling that there is a right way to play my character in order to get DM rewards. I do, however, think that a DM should be aware of PC backgrounds, ideals, bonds, and flaws. The best reason for this, and the best way...
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    Wednesday, 20th February, 2019, 05:15 AM
    I hope that this was not Celebrim's intent. I won't put words in their mouth. But I would ask - what are you hoping to accomplish here? If it's to spark debate, and you don't feel the last mega-thread on Zak had enough to say on the matter, it might help if you were to offer your own opinions on the problem instead of repeating the questions across posts; offer your answers, we can talk...
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 09:13 PM
    WotC, Gen Con, and Lamentations of the Flame Princess have all officially responded to the recent abuse accusations related to RPG writer Zak S. Wizards of the CoastWotC's initial response was tweeted by D&D franchise creative director Mike Mearls: "Iíve gotten a lot of questions recently about D&Dís relationship with a certain playtester and I wanted to make sure our stance was clear to...
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 07:30 PM
    Phulactery was used for "soul jar" in the 1977 monster manual entry for Lich. It seems a good choice based on existing definitions of the term, especially if Gygax is using the early Christian definition of the term to mean a receptical for relics or going back to the old Greek meaning of amulet/charm (which has connotations of "protection"). It is interesting that while the term is used in...
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 07:03 PM
    a gerontophobe.
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 06:45 PM
    All that said, I was just looking at OLD v1.2., and based on this feedback that ability has now changed. Here's a preview: Acid Blood. Ogres have acidic blood. In addition to gaining an additional 5 SOAK (acid), melee attackers which cause more than 10 slashing or piercing damage in a single blow take 1d6 acid damage from the blood splash. This acid damage seeps through armor, which does not...
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 04:08 PM
    Morrus started a thread Bugs & upgrades
    In the background we've been working on an upgrade from vBulletin to Xenforo for a while now. We don't have an ETA. As far as the current live site goes, that means that non-essential bugs will probably not get our focus, as they'll be redundant on the new platform anyway. For more about Xenforo, take a look here: https://xenforo.com/community/
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 04:04 PM
    There's a thread on this just 6 threads below this one. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?653829-Non-existent-Reputation-comment
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 12:13 PM
    The acid blood isn't meant to be a strong combat ability. If an ogre was dealing significant amounts of damage to foes every time it was hit, it would be very overpowered. It'll hurt maybe a peasant, but not a hero. Mooks are vulnerable to such things as they die with one hit.
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 12:10 PM
    I allow my players to optionally change their traits for others they qualify for when they get a new grade.
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 10:54 AM
    That's a new one. So the article is being reproduced where a comment should be?
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 08:33 AM
    That describes very little of the DMG. One can argue on how useful the DMG is for a helping a new DM understand how to run the game, but a large portion of the book is advice on how to structure adventures and campaigns. A more easily digestible summary of how to run a game is the DM advice in the 1e module Keep on the Borderlands. Goodman Games updated it for 5e but it is unfortunately very...
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 07:16 AM
    This is why I think the DCC Lankkmar mechanic of fleeting luck works so much better. Luck in DCC is a resource you can spend to give a plus one modifier to any role (except for thieves who can us luck points to role a d3 for each luck point spend and add the sum to their attack/save/skill check roll). You have a luck score. But you also have "fleeting luck." You gain fleeting luck by...
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 07:06 AM
    I've tried a variety of approaches. When played using RAW, I didn't like it. It was easy for both DM and players to forget and I don't like the idea of the DM rewarding players for role playing. It is up to the players how they want to play the game. Then I let the players decide when to award inspiration. That didn't help. I like the fleeting luck mechanic of Dungeon Crawl Classics, but...
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 06:47 AM
    Yes. In one of my 5e campaigns I did milestone leveling. Eventually, I would like to do it again, but even moreso. My idea is to play 20 8-hours sessions. Each session was one adventure with everyone at one level. The conceit would be that this is a group of heroes that were off doing their own things but every few years would be called together to address some threat. In the actual...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 06:18 AM
    This. Really, this is all you need. Rather than reading lots of how-to guides, browse the DMG and then watch some recorded live-play streams. I recommend anything run by Chris Perkins. A while back, Chris Perkins recorded some videos where he ran a game for the Robot Chicken writers that included voice over explaining what he was doing and giving other advice. The purpose was to help new DMs...
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 06:05 AM
    dungeon master grognard OSR (old school renaissance) spell slots character sheet megadungeon adventure module meat shield action economy tank (as in a type of meat shield)
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 05:39 AM
    Most of what I would recommend have already been covered by others. I like to mix the tropes. Rappan Athuk is a good example. Another is Curse of Strahd. What I would do I were creating a campaign from scratch that was centered around this is first not let the party know that this is the end game. At low levels: The party starts learning about and being ask to infiltrate, destroy, twart...
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    Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, 05:18 AM
    Unseen and hidden are different because there are multiple senses that can be used to detect someone's positions. You can be unseen but still give your position away because you can be heard or smelled. If you are in a ranged battle and the enemy sees you jump behind a large tree, you are unseen. But they know where you are. You are not hidden. Being hidden gives you all the advantages of...
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    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 11:49 PM
    For this update, I discuss some of the poems and quotes that inspire me as I write for Love's Labour's Liberated. As well, in my continuing mission to create some zine community (zine-munity?), I look at: - Silver Swords: An RPG fanzine by Stronghold Press Games - Shards: Worldbuilding Zine - Quickstarter by Stephen Coffey (Written with dyslexics like me in mind) - The Isle of The Amazons...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 11:12 PM
    That's a pretty cool and useful looking backpack. The only thing is that the straps look like they may not be that comfortable or sturdy. In any event, the next time I'm in Ikea, I'm going to take a look at it.
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    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 09:40 PM
    Donít challenge moderators. Donít post in this thread again, please.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 11:37 AM
    *Please* just give it a rest. This crusade of yours is starting to make this forum less pleasant for other.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 09:13 AM
    I'm running the recently Kickstarted 5e version. Unfortunately, the best place for any Frog God Game discussions--whether Rappan Athuk, the Lost Lands setting in general, or other FGG materials--is their Discord channel. Their official forum is not very active, nor is the Rappan Athuk subreddit. Discord is a terrible plat form for trying to search and read through older conversations. But if...
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    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 08:58 AM
    Xanathar's by a wide margin.
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    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 08:55 AM
    As Richards and S'mon, I store my Pathfinder and Kobold Press cardboard pawns in the original lattices, but then I put these in clear sheet protectors in three-ring binders. For other flat minis, such as paper minis that I print and cut for Arcknight flat plastic minis, I organize them into envelopes with the category or creature name written on them, which are then stored alphabetically in...
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    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 08:44 AM
    Well, I had a great three days. Some items I would add to my packing list: 1. A small pocket knife. I always carry one, so I didn't have to put it on my list. But it was surprising how often I was taking that thing out lend to DMs or other players to cut packaging for new games and game aids. 2. Spoons. I brought most of my own food, but forgot to pack utensils. Sucks when you go to...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 08:32 AM
    Man, that seems like a huge hassle to avoid paying $5 for valet parking.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Monday, 18th February, 2019, 06:32 AM
    When a player kills a foe, I often ask ďhow do you kill it?Ē and let them describe the killing blow however they like. Decapitation doesnít come up as often as youíd think!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 10:19 PM
    There was a conflict? I didnít even release there *was* a conflict or that there was any fault to assign. Itís certainly one of the strangest conversations Iíve had recently! Ah well!
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    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 08:51 PM
    Thatís probably just my rubbishy screenshotting abilities.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 08:44 PM
    That certainly wasnít my takeaway from what you were saying! Thanks for letting me know. Iíll see if I can figure out whatís wrong.
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  • SMHWorlds's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 07:47 PM
    DIRGEzine is a fanzine being Kickstared this month during the ZineQuest push by Kickstarter. It is the work of creators from groups who are underrepresented in the TTRPG sphere who are eager to show off their talent. If you have an interest, come take a look and see if there is something you like! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reigndragon/dirgezine?ref=ff9eyt
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  • SMHWorlds's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 07:40 PM
    This is a great example of what we have been talking about in terms of the quality in the #ZineQuest promotion. LLL is definitely one of the more creative.
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  • Egg Embry's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 07:23 PM
    This weekend I did a POWERED by the DREAMR Q&A at Dan Davenport's #randomworlds, added some small thank you extras to all backers, had my project shared on Linked In, and reviewed four other zines: - RPG Design Zine by Nathan D. Paoletta - Two Apocalypse World Zines by Vincent Baker - Dead Halt ~ A Retro RPG Zine by Ben Doran ~ Zonware - ZineQuest - The Playmakers by Epistolary Richard ...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 06:59 PM
    It's time for my next One Page Adventure! This one is called Winterheart. A nobles' daughter has been kidnapped by a cruel elven warlord. Her latent ice magic is causing a great winter to fall across the land, field by her despair. Can the PCs rescue CHRYSSA from SANGELLION KEEP? An adventure all on one page, inspired by the original EN5ider adventure by Esper. If you like these, please do...
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    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 04:03 PM
    Theyíre two entirely different things. One offers some little forum perks, the other offers weekly D&D articles and adventures. You can choose whichever you prefer.
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    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 03:13 PM
    After 2018's successful quartet of D&D Endless Quest books from Matt Forbeck, two more have popped up on Amazon with September release dates: Escape from Castle Ravenloft, and The Mad Mage's Academy. Welcome to the Forgotten Realms Endless Quest books, where you don't just read a fantastic tale. You become the hero -- and choose your own fate.You have entered the mist-shrouded realm of...
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    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 12:59 PM
    This was posted by Walrock Homebrew on Twitter. "Though the Opportunity rover has gone on to robot heaven, it can live on in your game. Here's a fairly-accurate statblock for our rover friend, and a nearly plausible reason for it to exist!"
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    Sunday, 17th February, 2019, 11:40 AM
    D&D Beyond has released yet more stats! We've already seen the most common adventures, classes by tier, and subclasses. This time it's a look at popular multiclass combinations! They use "active characters" which are those not deleted or suspended, and which there is "some reasonable sense that maybe they're played". There was a LOT of data whizzing by very fast in the Twitch stream, so here it...
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    Saturday, 16th February, 2019, 09:45 PM
    Thatís about the same as +/-1d6.
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    Saturday, 16th February, 2019, 05:39 PM
    Well, so did everybody. That's why they kept calling them "Klingons".
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Gamer and RPG wanna-lancer working to become a freelancer.
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My goal - I love tabletop role-playing games and want to create them.
My plan - I buy RPG writing opportunities via Kickstarter to grow my resume in the best tradition of vanity press.
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Wednesday, 13th February, 2019

  • 11:03 PM - Nicholas Potter quoted Egg Embry in post Warming up to the Romance Trilogy: A Review
    Nicholas, Excellent review! This line is the clincher for me: "roleplaying romance can be a very difficult thing. Emotional vulnerability requires a great deal of finesse and care from all those involved". I need to read this for perspective on my own romance project, Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine. Thank you for sharing this, it's on my list to grab! :-) Thank you, Egg Embry On Kickstarter: Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine Oh hey, I saw a post on Reddit about that! Super cool to hear that I was able to help, even if just a bit. I hope you like what you see when you grab it!

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

  • 08:11 PM - dave2008 quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Kickstarter Zine Quest News Ė The Initial Seven Zines
    dave2008, This isn't quite what you're asking, but, of the 35 Zine Quests I'm watching right now, here are some goal numbers: Goal of less than $500 - 10 Kickstarters (all currently over their goal) Goal of $500 - 7 Kickstarters (4 currently over their goal) Goal of $501 to $999 - 3 Kickstarters (2 currently over their goal) Goal of $1,000 - 10 Kickstarters (7 currently over their goal) Goal over $1,000 - 5 Kickstarters (2 currently over their goal) 25 of 35 are over their goals already. Thank you, Egg Embry Love's Labour's Liberated - A 5e RPG Zine POWERED by the DREAMR, a PbtA RPG #ZineQuest That's great - thank you for sharing. I remember in one of our earlier post on Zine Quest that Kickstarter was hoping for low funding goals $1000-$2000 and it looks like the campaign is delivering! Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019

  • 07:56 PM - dave2008 quoted Egg Embry in post Kickstarter, RPG Zine Quest, and Luke "Burning Wheel" Crane
    dave2008, Sean Hillman and I want to ask you about your zine and share it with the [EN] World. Please contact us Sean (here) or Egg (here). [Side note. It just occurred to me to use the "share it with the [EN] World" joke... I gotta sharpen my dad jokes game!] Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share an RPG-related job opportunity in a future article or discuss your RPG crowdfunding project, please contact me here. Egg and Sean, I sent you both an update at the links you provided. Feel free to get in touch anytime and I will update you as I move forward. Thank you!
  • 05:08 AM - Bill Edmunds quoted Egg Embry in post Kickstarter, RPG Zine Quest, and Luke "Burning Wheel" Crane
    Yes, that's it exactly! :-) Kickstarter will give an additional promotional push, sites like EN World will write articles that share your work, and there will be more focus on RPG zines as a product during that time period. Can you explain what you mean when you say "Kickstarter will give an additional promotional push?" I've got a project I think will be perfect for this!

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019


Saturday, 12th January, 2019

  • 12:12 AM - Olaf the Stout quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Crowdfunding News Ė Era: Lyres, Treacherous Traps, They Came from Beneath the Sea!, The Fantasy Trip Adventures, and more
    Olaf the Stout - Speaking strictly as a fan, I agree that publishers could mine their pool of prior backers, it's a logical and, in many cases, a welcome advertising tactic, especially when offering like products. That said, I joined several crowdfunding campaigns that over use that option so I become notification numb to their alerts. As a journalist, I'll keep your question in mind as I talk to crowdfunding publishers in the future. :-) Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share an RPG-related job opportunity in a future article or discuss your RPG crowdfunding project, please contact me here. Yeah, I can see how it would quickly become annoying if they overdid it, especially when theyíre advertising another Kickstarter and the one you backed still hasnít been delivered yet. Iíve seen updates like that do nothing but get backers of the original campaign angry. However, Iím sure thereís a happy medium between never and every second day. Maybe one update when the project first goes live and a second update when there is 48-72 hours left as a last chance reminder.

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018

  • 08:04 PM - Brian Lowe quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Crowdfunding News - Mythology Manual, Nibiru, The Wanderer's Legacy, La Dama Nera, and more
    ...ynamics, you and your party will have to be very careful about what is happening around you and what is hidden, twisted, in the darkness. The adventure is suitable for novice players like Awakened experts, the important thing is to know the setting of Awaken and be ready to take subtle actions or clash with unclean creatures. At the end of the volume there will also be a bestiary containing ten new creatures, with related statistics tables and special abilities, which will be added to Awaken's bestiary and can be met in this adventure or any other Awaken session. 'The Black Lady' is made up of 48 pages full of images, texts, tables and descriptions of game scenes designed as the original manual of Awaken, to give greater adherence to the basic manual.Ē If you like what we do here at EN World (the Forums, Columns, News, ENnies, etc) and would like to help support us to bring you MORE please consider supporting our Patreon. Even a single dollar helps! This article was contributed by Egg Embry as part of EN World's Columnist (ENWC) program. Please note that Egg is a participant in the OneBookShelf Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to DriveThruRPG. This is an awesome thread. Thanks for this lovely post. Also became a patreon. Regards, Brian.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018


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

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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 Columbusí 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 Columbusí Origins Game Fair 2018
    It doesnít 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. Thereís 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. Iíve 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 donít 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 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 =)


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