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    Today, 01:22 AM
    Everybody has that theory.
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    Today, 01:11 AM
    You may call them terrorists, but that's not what 'terrorist' means to the rest of us. "Terrorism is ... the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror among masses of people; or fear to achieve a religious or political aim. It is used in this regard primarily to refer to violence during peacetime or in war against non-combatants (mostly civilians and neutral...
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    Today, 12:15 AM
    Amazon has a new D&D page. It includes links for all you need to start, key storylines, apparel and accessories, and more.
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    Today, 12:12 AM
    I'm sure the sheer amount of photography of that building over the last century means no detail will be left undocumented. Copying it will be easy, as long as they can spend the money. That said, isn't it a private building owned by the Catholic Church? They don't need donations or French taxpayer money to rebuild it. They have billions.
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    Today, 12:09 AM
    It's like you're all my (sadly passed) mum. Shows I heard her talk about but never saw, and probably wouldn't watch. You know more about 60-year old British TV than I ever will!
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    Yesterday, 11:36 PM
    Historically, editions have changed with design teams. Whoever makes 6E, it will be the designers coming up after Mearls and Crawford, etc.
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    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    Man, I can only see about half the posts in this thread. Somebody I’ve blocked must be really invested in it! I won’t guess who.
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    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    From the upcoming A Touch More Class. For me, it’s the Savant all the way. Sherlock Holmes style!
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    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    I've subscribed to ENWorld EN5ider from almost the beginning and have ever EN5ider article from #1. I'm also a copper subscriber to the boards. I don't subscribe to the general ENWorld Patreon, just felt like an extra subscription to track without providing anything I find compelling. Eventually, I expect that the copper/silver subscriptions to go away and for Patreon to replace that, but...
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    From the upcoming A Touch More Class. For me, it’s the Savant all the way. Sherlock Holmes style!
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    With an increasing number of digital options, I'm not sure that the market for compilation books is that high. If I have D&D Beyond, I don't have to worry about material being spread around multiple books. Also, it would be a difficult sell to digital consumers. Almost nobody would by a spell compilation on D&D Beyond. All the spells from the books they already bought are available in one...
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    Nope. Not seeing it! Hmmm. Are you guys using a different skin?
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    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    I’m not seeing any such link?
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    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    That’s a pretty low bar for predictions. Everybody shares your prediction. Nobody thinks 6E is anywhere close.
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    Yes. It was 15m in North America, not worldwide. It’s growing, but not *that* fast!
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    Yesterday, 01:48 PM
    You’ve got your own whingefest thread.
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    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    Now THAT was one hell of a space battle. By far the best looking space battle in any iteration of Star Trek. I was on the edge of my seat the whole episode. Man, when Spock walked on to the Enterprise bridge, clean shaven and in his blue uniform... we so badly need that show! Where does the show go from here? Does it follow Discovery 900 years in the future? Or does it stay in the present?...
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    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    While that is a deliberate choice, I think I’ll just make the decision for people and put the skill in there, as so many people keep asking. I prefer leaving it open ended, but it seems I’m alone in that!
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    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    This is a list of Kickstarters ending between April 26th and May 2nd, and Dark Conspiracy ends on May 5th. :)
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    Yesterday, 08:01 AM
    Contrats Zardnaar and contrats Critical Role 88875 backers pledged $11,384,748.05 to help bring this project to life.
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    Yesterday, 04:42 AM
    If you want something less powerful, you could take inspiration from "death bubbles" in the Rappan Athuk module. The Eye of Bubble has X number of charges (determine based on how powerful you want this), which recharges after 24 hours. When you expend the charge, 1d100 +20 "death bubbles" are created and begin to float out. When a bubble touches any creature or object it bursts,...
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    Yesterday, 02:09 AM
    I do a recap but it is short. The main point is not so much to remind them of everything that happened in the game so far, but it is a good way to get people into the game. It is the transition from settling in and socializing to "what do you do?"
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    Yesterday, 02:05 AM
    Honest question. Is this desire born out of playing Adventurer's League games? Every time this conversation or any conversation about wanting more content or a quicker release schedule comes up, I'll note that there are are already many great competing settings for 5e from various third-party publishers. Kobold Press's Midguard setting and Frog God Game's forthcoming Lost Lands setting are both...
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    Yesterday, 01:49 AM
    Hmmm... is this a new skill on everyone's sheet or is this a feat someone can take. If a skill, wouldn't it be associated with a specific attribute, i.e. Intelligence. So you would call for an Intelligence (Commerce) check? Seems to make more sense as a feat. Anyone with this feat can add their proficiency bonus to any commerce-related skill check, such as check called for when appraising...
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    Yesterday, 01:44 AM
    Which is what I'm doing for the most part. Is is the "it take you about an hour" is the important part. Time to gather loot is important in my current campaign due to random encounters and the like. To keep things simple, I think I'll typically look at the nature of the loot and determine if it will take an action, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour. These are the important lengths of time to...
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    Yesterday, 01:35 AM
    For me the main purpose of the short recap is to transition from settling in and socializing to the game. We only meet once per month for an eight-hour game. I don't bother summarizing everything that happened in the last game. But I'll do a short "where we last left the party..." and describe the current situation or scene to get to the "what do you do?" Sometimes someone may have a...
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    Yesterday, 12:37 AM
    I don’t know what that means. But anyway, Lucas copies a lot of stuff. And not in a subtle way - like shot for shot. It’s not a criticism. I like what he made. I like Tarantino a lot too.
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    Yesterday, 12:28 AM
    It was based on much more than that. Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe is Luke and Han infiltrating the Death Star in disguise as Stormtroopers. The Hidden Fortress is C3PO and R2D2. Dam Busters is the Trench Run (Lucas even copies WWII movie footage for the X-Wing TIE fighter scenes). The Jedi are mystical Samurai (they're named after 'Jidaigeki', a type of Samurai drama). Hell, check out...
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    Yesterday, 12:15 AM
    Doesn't sound like you. ;)
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    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    Flexor the Mighty - When you sign up for a Rappan Athuk game, you are signing up for a very different style of game than what is typically ran these days. Just look at all the posts hating on Dungeon of the Mad mage and on the concept of mega dungeons in general. I'm enjoying this change of pace.
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    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    Thanks everyone for all the great ideas. For now I'll probably continue to donate to the FLGS's public library as I know they'll get a lot of use and be taken care of by the staff. Also, it is really simple to do. But I'll look into some of the other suggestions as well.
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    Yesterday, 12:01 AM
    I suppose it is statistically possible that someone will roll low their entire lives. I'm too uneducated, unintelligent, and unmotivated to do the maths on this. Certainly there are some games where I just feel cursed. I've had several session runs, over 32 hours of game play where I consistently rolled low. Even after switching dice. With and without dice towers. Even when trying...
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 11:58 PM
    It’s definitely not in France.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 11:56 PM
    Was WotC responsible for taking away penalties to Strength for female characters? That’s not my recollection.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 11:37 PM
    Did Lucas? If you’re looking for originality, Star Wars is not your huckleberry. I’d try indie cinema! :)
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 10:34 PM
    Have you clicked through to the article? Because the picture has a big old caption and stuff. Your answer is literally just a click away.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 10:31 PM
    Correct. It’s a derogatory term (along with”SJW”, etc), designed specifically to deride, dismiss, and exclude inclusive speech*, and as such is not allowed here. *Google Popper’s Theorem before anybody wittily comments on that sentence.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 09:15 PM
    I’m sure he’ll be fine. He’s just staying quiet for a bit. Don’t panic.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 08:02 PM
    He was quoted in today's Washington Post article, so he's still talking -- just not on Twitter.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 07:22 PM
    Not a movie. This is a TV show!
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 07:12 PM
    It's not just the New York Times writing about D&D. The Washington Post is weighing in too! D&D has been featuring in mainstream media for a while. The BBC wrote about it last year, and sites like Forbes, and even Popular Mechanics, have articles about the game.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 06:16 PM
    It’s a D&D adventure. In the show, the kids play D&D from time to time. The “author” of the adventure is one of the characters from the show, but it’s basically a regular D&D adventure. The kids in the show were the players, not the characters.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 04:58 PM
    It was more that he dismissed those people who contacted him (as he asked) as a “lynch mob”. Turns out they weren’t. Add a couple of other really badly thought-through tweets, and a refusal to apologise for them, and I’m not surprised he’s staying out of the limelight for now.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 04:36 PM
    The Kickstarter is being run by Arcanum Worlds, not Modiphius. I’d guess Modiphius’ role is in game store distribution after the event, not the Kickstarter itself.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 04:33 PM
    DNS propagation. Takes a few days to settle down.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 03:52 PM
    One thread, please, @SomthinClever. I've merged them all for you.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 03:13 PM
    Dunno how long this will stay up on YouTube. Trailer, a section of the first episode, and more. Reel shown at panel: 0:06 Behind the scenes reel: 2:33 Trailer: 5:23 Episode sneak peek: 6:33
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 03:02 PM
    Probably less that than he's wary about poking his head up on Twitter. His last tweet got 420 negative replies; that won't go away with his next tweet.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 01:29 PM
    There's four this year, I think. Ghosts of Saltmarsh Acquisitions Inc. New storyline (The Descent) Whatever the fall book is
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 11:17 AM
    Odyssey of the Dragonlords, a Greek myth inspired D&D setting by ex-Bioware designers Jesse Sky and James Ohlen is now on Kickstarter. It's a 280-page book being co-published by Modiphius (who now officially publish all the RPGs ever written, I think!) and describes the world of Thylea. You can already download a copy of the Player's Guide. "The booklet contains everything you need to...
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 11:06 AM
    Zardnaar you're still constantly quoting my post. Another one, and I'm going to block you just to stop the notifications. Please sort out whatever the issue is with your phone.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 10:52 AM
    Weird. RPGNow still works for me. I guess the process isn’t immediate.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 10:49 AM
    Fixed!
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 10:46 AM
    All fixed!
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 10:30 AM
    Another trailer. Full one. NSFW!
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 09:40 AM
    No longer? They haven’t started doing so yet. They will do so when RPGNow closes.
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 05:55 AM
    The player must replace one eye with this artifact. There should be some ability or skill decrease for doing so. Perhaps lower perception. Once inserted, the implantee can can once per day summon a Bubble of Annihilation. It functions like a sphere of annihilation with the following differences: 1. It appears around the bearer. Through physics completely alien to minds of native to...
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    Thursday, 18th April, 2019, 05:14 AM
    doctorbadwolf Well, yes, with age reading dice from afar can be a challenge. But I think I've found the answer:
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 11:24 PM
    Well, right, you can buy dice from where ever you choose. But you can not use just any dice at my table. This was actually pushed by my players. We decided that we would all use dice that any of our aging eyes could see from across the table. We are clear about our table rules before a new player joins. I've not yet had someone decide not to play with us because of this rule. On the other hand...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 10:26 PM
    It works out to about 10% total, pretty consistently. Half of that is fees, the other half is failed pledges. That figure tracks pretty much standard across Kickstarters of all sizes. For example, my Judge Dredd Kickstarter made £148K in pledges. The amount we actually received was £133K.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 09:44 PM
    I expect they’ll be a new class called Nanos.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 09:00 PM
    I find it hard to believe that anyone is backing at this level just to get the plushie, but who knows. Stuffed animals = clutter to me. Personally, I would rather that the 17% cut of the pie needed to support the backer rewards were instead put into the film. But it could be that the rewards help make more money overall. Backer rewards are important in a many Kickstarters, but I'm not sure...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 08:52 PM
    My favorite way of marking conditions is using Alea Tools magnetic status markers. A cheaper option is making small status markers by cutting small circles from colored paper and using blue tack or poster putty to stick it on the head of a mini. But the small hair-binder idea is definitely the least amount of work. I could have saved myself a lot of money on Alea tools if I would have thought...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 08:40 PM
    Well, right now I'm running Rappan Athuk, a meda-dungeon crawl. Losts of trap, arcana, history, religion, athletics, acrobatics, and other checks, not to mention all the saves also involved with all the nasty stuff you run into. Combat varies greatly. Many are only a round or two but it is easy to find yourself in a combat that can last many rounds. I may also have my view skewed by the...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 08:14 PM
    Zardnaar you’re still doing it. Please stop repeatedly quoting my post.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 06:47 PM
    Would you stop quoting my post over and over again, please? I don’t need my phone constantly notifying me you’ve quoted my same post again.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 06:26 PM
    Yeah, those people are silly. But if you shave during hockey season, your team deserves to lose.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 06:24 PM
    For me it is not about cheating, it is about participation. An example of this is the Acquisition Incorporated games. In the early games they kinda rolled however and announced their rolls and then started displaying the results, then rolling in dice trays, to now having larger dice, in special dice trays with cameras positioned over them. Why the effort? Check out the audience reactions...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 06:18 PM
    I like the clear, shiny look of Game Science dice, and their sharp edges. I also love Louis Zocchi's sales pitches, which are must-watches for anyone who are interested in dice. But I don't like the pips on them and I don't like having to color my dice. It is more expensive, but I prefer machined dice. There are lots of options out there. At nearly $20 per die, good machined, metal dice are...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 06:14 PM
    I'm big on accessories and things to make my game better. I'm currently collecting all of Paizo's flip-mats (they are SO useful!) and I bought Art & Arcana. If I spend money on Kickstarter, it's usually something really cool that's caught my eye. I don't buy much digital -- I'm very fond of physical stuff.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 06:11 PM
    Is your game style heavy on the roll-play and lower on the combat and skill checks? 5-10 rolls seems low to me, even for shorter games. Still, your point is valid. I'm sure the "good" dice and "bad" dice are just good/bad because our brains see patterns in randomness that are not necessarily there. And TBH, while I like having gravity dice to say that I'm being as fair as I possibly can,...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 06:04 PM
    If you are running Rappan Athuk, the party should be defeated multiple times. You must be talking about the player's finally being defeated and begging you for a new adventure location. :-) My group is only in the first level of the Mouth of Doom. "This is much easier than I was expecting" said one player. Boy are they in for a rude awakening when they get to the Dungeon proper. ...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 05:49 PM
    It's worse than you think, mate. It's not just people talking about Star Wars. If you look around there's people talking about elves and wizards and dragons all over the place.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 05:45 PM
    And beyond the dead-tree books, they are finding a new avenues to generate revenue from the same content in digital formats: D&D Beyond, Fantasy Grounds, Roll20 (and hopefully in the near future they'll license it to campaign management products/services like RealmWorks, World Anvil, Obsidian Portal, City of Brass, and the like). Good for WotC, good for the hobby.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 05:28 PM
    It is pogre's fault. :-) Well, okay, it is the fault of miniature painting hobby. As folks became better at miniature painting and they wanted more detailed sculpts. Larger minis are easier to paint and appreciate a good paint job. And Games Workshop seems to be the ones to really push this with their Warhammer line. At least that's what I remember from the 80s when the Warhammer stuff...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 04:38 PM
    Yes, merchant scales make more sense as there would not be a great deal of standardization, especially in troves with coins from multiple realms and ages. What will matter is the weight of precious metal. But against, role-playing that is kinda boring. I just assume they will do it during rests and downtime. But I make sure to impose a cost in time to gather the loot. Mostly handwave it. I...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 04:29 PM
    How I think I DM: How my players think I DM: How I actually DM:
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 03:29 PM
    While not the collector by any means, I do accumulate a lot of games. Not just TTRPG books, but board and card games as well. Many games get a lot of play for a while and then go unused and I realize that I wouldn't miss them. As I said, I'm not a collector and a regularly de-clutter my house. I used to bring games to Half-Priced Books ("HPB", a used-bookstore chain in the USA). I would...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 03:17 PM
    Agreed. Like most games like this, my kids and I played it and the expansion heavily when we got it, now it just sits on the shelf. But that is fine. I feel like I got my moneys worth. I've gotten pretty good about selling/donating used games. I'll probably donate this.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 03:15 PM
    Most of us are just supporting it so that it gets made. Priority access is nice. I personally do not care about the swag and am glad they they have not tried to keep adding various physical rewards. I want them focused on making the best show that they can and don't want them distracted by the logistics of baker rewards.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 03:11 PM
    There are a lot of videos and discussions on the interwebs about dice balance. Which dice are the best made, how to test dice, etc. I don't want to repeat that discussion here. What I'm more interested in is how concerned are you about dice balance? For me? For players not so much. For me as the DM, very much so. At my table I pretty much only have two rules regarding dice: 1....
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 02:51 PM
    *GASP* You don't use dice! "Who let this guy in?" ;-)
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 02:37 PM
    I got back into TTRPGs with D&D 5e, and over the past few years have spent a lot of money on WotC, Kobold Press, Goodman Games, Frog God Games, and a variety of kickstarters. I've also bought a number of non-D&D systems, mostly from Kickstarter. But now I find myself scrolling through the crowdfunding roll-up posts here on ENWorld and not even bothering to click through to anything. At...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 12:46 PM
    Keep TLJ arguments to their own thread, please. We are *not* going to hijack every thread into TLJ diatribes.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 12:07 PM
    You’ve conceded that Rey’s abilities are not established anywhere as being more powerful abilities. That’s settled now. The reverse, of course, is also true. Really, we’ve settled this point, and agreed on it. I’m not going to continue repeating myself over and over. Hey, I get it. You don't like TLJ, and that's fine. But you wanted to use the thread to lecture everybody on how much you...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 12:01 PM
    You cite it. It’s your claim.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 11:52 AM
    Eh. You can keep writing essays, but your entire point hinges on a single factual claim which has been disproved, and which you’ve finally conceded to. Feel free to write more diatribes, but my work here is done. :)
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 11:35 AM
    Exactly. We got there in the end. Thank you. So now we've finally established that it *isn't* the case that lifting a rock is a higher level ability ability than aiming that torpedo, we can lay the Rey 'Mary Sue' nonsense to rest, since we've clearly and definitively now established that Luke and Anakin were just the same.
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 11:20 AM
    Lower Decks (temporary name) is the next W-Series adventure, and it is best described as "Die Hard on a Spaceship" -- Spartans take over an Endeavour Class XI Cruiser, and it's up to the PCs to deal with it. To that end, there will be a lot of deck plans by cartographer Meshon Cantrill. An Endeavour is a big ship! Here's a quick peek at some of them. Mess Hall, Galleys, Storage ...
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    Wednesday, 17th April, 2019, 11:08 AM
    So cite it. Where on film does it say that lifting a rock is “next level stuff” and harder than aiming a torpedo, as you claimed? Where, on screen, does it say that? (It doesn’t, of course, which is why after asking three times, all your answers are still just vague handwavy “oh, on the screen somewhere”).
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Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019

  • 09:12 PM - TheRpgAcademy1 quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Crowdfunding News – Arcana of the Ancients, Seas of Vodari, Ultraviolet Grasslands, Ultimate Spheres of Power, and more
    TheRpgAcademy1, Thanks for pulling back the curtain a bit on that. It's interesting to read about. :-) Since we're on the subject, right now there are 3 active gaming conventions I'm tracking (there are more cons for other genres on Kickstarter). CharCon 2019 - THE West Virginia Gaming Convention - Charleston WV - July 12-14, 2019. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/933806098/charcon-2019-the-west-virginia-gaming-convention AcadeCon 2019: Ours goes to Seven! - Dayton, OH - November 8-10, 2019. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/therpgacademy/acadecon-2019-ours-goes-to-seven Harbor Dice Con 2019 - "Central Washington Coast" - December 7-8, 2019. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/harbordicecon/harbor-dice-con-2019 Happy to talk about it more if you have any questions. I've had the opportunity to be a guest on a couple different podcasts to discuss this AcadeCon and some of the others and enjoyed talking the ups and downs of running a small gaming convention.

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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 – 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 – 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 they’re advertising another Kickstarter and the one you backed still hasn’t been delivered yet. I’ve seen updates like that do nothing but get backers of the original campaign angry. However, I’m sure there’s 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.” 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 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!


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