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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 07:48 AM
    The only PathFinder material I've played in 5e was We Be Goblins. I've never played Pathfinder and am not familiar with its APs. The only reason I played We Be Goblins is that it was provided free to Realmworks customers. I really enjoyed it and found it pretty easy to convert to 5e on the fly.
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    Today, 07:34 AM
    Interesting, in another recent thread about bad DMs someone was complaining about DM who read boxed text. One of the main complaints about boxed text is that they gave all this detail put the description of the important things, especially the monsters, at the end. I think it depends on the encounter and feeling your are trying to create. If there is a big, fearsome dragon, it makes sense...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    And sometimes, both. In my homebrew game, the players would usually succeed but in ways that would get them banished and make powerful enemies. They were not subtle, is what I'm saying. This led to entire new plot lines and some fun encounters, challenges, and role play. But, man...they traveled ALL OVER the world map. I had planned to make a sandbox campaign and ended up with a beach. After...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Iím inclined to agree. For me, options speak to replayability.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Giving up on keeping up is a great way to save money. Even if more companies start only making their back catalog available on their own services, you can just subscribe to watch the shows you want and cancel. You can only watch a certain amount at a time. Just keep switching what you are subscribing to. If these streaming services stop offering month-to-month subscriptions...well, I have a lot...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
    Not at all. Almost nothing is a deal-breaker for me. I can enjoy playing with all manner of DM styles and systems so long as I enjoy the company of the DM and players. But when *I* am the DM, I see interpreting and applying the rules as a group activity that all players, not just the DM have a say in. I homebrew much less than I used to because I'm more interested in playing and creating...
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  • neobolts's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    Going off-topic. When I only see people once a week, I struggle to turn off general socialization and focus in on the game. Right now, we eat dinner before we start and it is much better. I need a chance to say "Didya see the Captain Marvel trailer?", "LEADER OF NATION sure was as UNIQUE as ever this week.*", and "Did you hear about the next Overwatch patch?" *modified to be apolitical for the...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    If you were the DM and were having issues with it, you could have just had them knocked out and have them come to in any alley later, missing their coin and other valuables. That could teach a powerful lesson while not killing the entire party if that is how you and the players want to play. I guess that in my games, the players know to be careful. To me, Curse of Strahd is even "worse" (or...
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  • neobolts's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    I probably run a less immersive D&D table TBH. I've had players who range from "I am Elfavarius, Keeper of the Evergrove, and this is my lineage..." to "Dude look how many d6 I am about to roll lolz". Most of my current players are some mix of the two.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    In a longish Twitter thread a week or so ago, D&D designer Mike Mearls talked about D&D and its overall design goals, and how that changed from previous editions. It covers the "who" of who D&D 5E is designed for, the styles of play it encourages, and more. When designing a game, consider the personality traits and behaviors the game encourages in its player. Then ask yourself if you...
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    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
    This is totally fine. Players can either act as a player as shown or instead act as a character . The two are equally valid from my perspective. I am okay with veteran players taking the initiative to roll. After all, if I don't care about the roll, they'll never know. I would not encourage new players to assume they should roll. Side note: In combat, everyone should just...
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  • neobolts's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Everyone has thrown out the big game-killers (railroading, inconsistent rulings, Mary Sue character, etc), so here instead are some specific tales of things DMs have done that got me to quit games... These were public games at game stores, and I did not stay longer than one session: - (D&D 4e) New players start exceptionally lower level than current players, to the point where they cannot...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    Just 4 days to go. The antici....pation is mounting! https://www.worldsof2000adrpg.com
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    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    Back in 2007, the very first pathfinder adventure path, Rise of the Runelords, launched Paizo's adventure path line. Paizo has just announced a new campaign, Return of the Runelords, featuring six adventures running from levels 1-20 for Pathfinder 1st Edition! Paizo's press release dropped in my inbox this morning. "The all-powerful Runelords, near-immortal wizards who ruled...
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    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    In a longish Twitter thread a week or so ago, D&D designer Mike Mearls talked about D&D and its overall design goals, and how that changed from previous editions. It covers the "who" of who D&D 5E is designed for, the styles of play it encourages, and more. When designing a game, consider the personality traits and behaviors the game encourages in its player. Then ask yourself if you...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    And my playtest flip mats have arrived! Woohoo!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    Sure. Session zero. It's fun.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    At the link in the post you just quoted. ;)
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 AM
    Oh, I'd also like to point out that when Chris Perkins ran the Acquisitions Incorporated group through a Dragon Heist-based adventure at the most recent PAX convention, Chris Perkins pulled no punches. When Patrick Rothfuss's Rogue (Thief) Viari tried to pickpocket Jarlaxle, Chris had Jarlaxle stab Viari with a poison blade that could easily (and almost did) kill him.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 AM
    From Chris Perkin's Foreword: It seems like your encounter played out exactly as it should have. Though, under the "Adventure Structure" section it is suggested:
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 AM
    Law. The players are the lawyers and I'm the judge. The players deserve to know what to expect. If we are playing 5e, I try to stick to RAW. But laws need to be interpreted. Players are not only allowed to question a ruling but I expect them to help me make rulings. We all have a responsibility to know the rules and help apply them. Where there is disagreement, I make a ruling and we...
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    Yesterday, 07:31 AM
    When I started playing in 1e, miniatures were mostly used to indicate marching order and sometimes general placement in more complex combat. Never had battlemaps. But I also played a lot of Warhammer 40K miniature games as well as some historical miniature games and we used tape measures. So I like my measuring sticks. Why count out 6 squares if I can just lay down a 6" stick. At that point,...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:21 AM
    Reading this makes me want to have everyone in my group fill in character sheets for their IRL selves and for each of the other players and then we can compare the stats we gave ourselves with those our friends gave us. Probably a good way to myself listed on the "What the Worst Thing a DM Can Do" thread.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 11:26 PM
    That was fun. Ran the first half of the Ashen Osseum. I think weíre doing poisons wrong. Those giant centipede were almost a TPK. Lots and lots and lots of keyword looking up. I feel like this book needs a dictionary. Weapons which can be lethal or deadly or fatal or killy. OK, I made up the last one. We enjoyed it overall. Once we get over the learning curve itíll be better - I would...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 08:09 PM
    My homebrew campaign has a huge map with many fleshed out areas. The 2 year campaign I ran there met once a month for 8 hours. At the end of the session, I asked the players what their characters were planning on doing next, where they were planning on going and I had a month to prep the next session. So the players themselves provided the focus. I saw my job and creating the bones of...
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 07:57 PM
    I'm picturing this.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 07:55 PM
    I thought he was describing an early generation GM AI.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 07:52 PM
    Same with PC death. I remember a game from high school when my best friend was running a game for me and a number of our other friends. I died early in the game and was basically ignored from there on. I hung about for about 45 minutes and went home. I felt snubbed by the entire group, even though it wasn't their intent. As a DM I always try to make room for a player to get back into the...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 07:32 PM
    After I got back into gaming after more than two decades away from it, an old friend of mine who remained very active in the hobby sent me a binder of campaign stuff from high school. A few things stood out: 1. My handwriting has not improved. 2. My writing was pretty good back then. I'm not sure that I've really improved that much in this regard, mostly because my writing has been almost...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 07:22 PM
    With a mere 5 days to go until the Kickstarter launches on Tuesday, 25th September, there's been plenty of publicity around the web! Here's a quick summary of the various previews and interviews that have taken place. Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD is nearly here! Vampifan's WOIN Blog kicked off the previews with an exclusive look at the core rulebook! Our friends over at...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 07:09 PM
    When I got back into gaming I took months to create a homebrew world. I enjoy this, it is a hobby in and of itself and something I would do any, even if I wasn't playing. But when I started the campaign, I would write up detailed summaries of the last session and I would write up things that were happening between sessions. We were playing monthly 8-hour games. Because so much time passed between...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 06:43 PM
    There are no innocent PCs. :-)
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 06:29 PM
    As player or DM I would consider this an asset. It might annoy the no-call, no-show player, but sometimes it is appropriate to make people uncomfortable if their behavior is impacting others negatively.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 06:18 PM
    (emphasis mine) This isn't fair to 5e. From the Basic Rules: I think there must be a lot of DMs out there that read this and think "hmm, well there is *always* a *chance* of failure, so I'll have them role for everything." But even those DMs don't really play like that. They don't have PCs role for every footstep, because there is always a chance of misstepping. If I were writing...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 06:04 PM
    Yup. Autocorrect. Thanks! Weíve done character creation, luckily, so we dive straight in tonight.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 03:39 PM
    How were your experiences? Anything to watch out for? Lots of backstory at the start of this one. I feel like I'm cramming for a history exam! Luckily, the chances of Jason Bulmahn showing up and testing me are slim.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 02:50 PM
    Another day closer... https://www.worldsof2000adrpg.com
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 01:20 PM
    Sure. And I explained what it was. All working as intended! :)
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 01:00 PM
    Y'know, I think there might be, but I can't think offhand how. I know that sometimes when I edit a post I see the raw become and sometimes I don't. I can't think what I do different though.
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 12:58 PM
    I know; I put it there. But your powers of observation do you credit. :) I'm just trying something. Ignore it for now.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 11:53 AM
    Didn't see this thread, but I did see a bunch of duplicated threads the other day and deleted them. That was probably this.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 04:21 AM
    I've been enjoying all the discussion about bad DMing practices in other threads. And I always enjoy bad-player horror stories. But these always seem to be about the flaws of OTHER players. It is kinda like how the majority of drivers feel that they are better than average drivers. That obviously cannot be true. Similarly, we can't always be the victims of bad behavior, we some of us, sometimes,...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 03:42 AM
    Wait, I've been following this debate pretty closely, mostly agreeing with you, but what is "bad" about scenario 1?
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    Thursday, 20th September, 2018, 03:38 AM
    Not directed at me, but I'll give my thoughts anyway--and give them knowing that I am not always consistent, breaking rules intentionally and unintentionally sometimes, and am overall a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to gaming. In other words, I'll compromise my gaming beliefs and preferences to better ensure I and the group have fun. This is my preferred style as DM and player and the...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 10:18 PM
    I hope that it can be a more reliable source of income for content creators than YouTube. YouTube is great when you have massive followings but it is hard to justify continued effort when you have smaller fan bases. Yet, many fans or fans of the genre may be willing to spend a few bucks to continue indie series.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 10:15 PM
    I've been enjoying the discussions on the "worst thing a DM can do" and what has made you walk away from the table. But it does all start feeling pretty negative and makes me a bit anxious about getting behind the screen the next game. I'd like to think that I've improved as a DM over time and most DMs do the same. Reading about how we've improved our game may help others improve theirs. So,...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 09:17 PM
    Hmm, for me, I'd drop the "ny" at the end of that sentence. For a game to be fun it doesn't have to be funny. Also, one of my pet peeves is players or GMs that try to make everything a joke, especially if they are not good at it. Slap-stick gaming works better in some systems than others. For example, most Paranoia games end up on the slapstick side of things and may become frustrating if players...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 09:08 PM
    Wow. What made the DM so bad that made such an ego-crushing intervention was required? How did s/he take it? Offended or relieved to have the burden removed?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 08:54 PM
    DM-of-Doom Wacksteven joins Morrus and Peter in the podcast studio to talk all about live streaming tabletop RPGs on Twitch, and the challenges involved in putting on a successful show. In the news we cover D&D's big survey, Pathfinder's new System Reference Document, a return to the Barrier Peaks, and more. Plus our favourite game in all the world, and Malach the Maleficent's musical debut! ...
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 06:58 PM
    I still have The Art of the Dragonlance saga. Such a gorgeous book. So many memories.
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 06:33 PM
    Oh. Dammit.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 06:03 PM
    So I subscribed to The Fantasy Network on a whim last night after an evening training. I hadn't heard of it before your post but I've backed ZOE Kickstarter campaigns and love all their free stuff on YouTube. My first impression is that that there just isn't enough content available to make an ongoing subscription worth it. I suspect that I will watch everything I want in a month, maybe two,...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 05:17 PM
    You can now pre-order this gorgeous-looking 448-page D&D art book. It contains art from the entire history of Dungeons & Dragons, dating back 40 years, and includes over 700 art pieces, from sketches and concepts through to finished art. Pre-ordering gets you a bonus art print. The above is by Keith Parkinson, and is from the 1985 Dragonlance Calendar. I think my favourite Dragonlance...
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 08:57 AM
    Craigslist FLGS Half Price Books (if you have them in your area) But I can't help but ask why you have not played in 20 years? I did the same thing, but I had sold given away most of my stuff before I stopped playing. Now that I'm playing again I wished I kept some of it but I'm not really a collector and have no issues culling my collection. I wonder if it feels like a millstone around...
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    Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, 08:31 AM
    I've read many threads on what makes a good DM, DM pitfalls, and, most recently, the "worst" thing a DM can do. These threads often have many posts with hyperbolic language about how the poster would walk out on any DM who does X. In some cases, such as abusive behavior, I can understand leaving the group and even walking out mid-session. But in many cases, the walk-out worthy behavior is...
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 06:09 PM
    That definitely needs to be a book down the road.
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 12:02 PM
    These magical quills and parchments over on TRAILseeker for the Pathfinder RPG include the bloodhound quill, inkwell of eternal rest, quill of perfect recollection, page of infinite obsession, and the pen of cunning compulsion. By Charlie Brooks; illustrated by Xanditz.
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 11:47 AM
    Last month, EN5ider introduced the new Mahout class, a beast-mastering specialist. This month we expand on that class with new regimens to add to the Animalist found in the basic article. The Monstrous regimen has more in common with fearsome monstrosities than with those of their own kind, and the Oddball regimen has bizarre and strange pets like gelatinous cubes and cloakers. Also within are...
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 11:21 AM
    Blimey, Jhaelen. Are you OK? Do you not feel that response is overly hostile? As a long term member, I assumed some familiarity and felt it appropriate to joke with you a little. Clearly a mistake. Noted.
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 05:53 AM
    Oh, Amazon Prime is worldwide. As for Hulu, I have no way of knowing what might originally have been on a Hulu, never having seen one (or a CBS, or any of the local services you have over there), but Iíve seen Handmaidís Tale available (though I havenít watched it), and Star Trek Discovery is on Netflix the next day. Other stuff like Game of Thrones etc. shows up on a Sky channel, usually the...
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 05:25 AM
    Taking inspiration from the Kickstarter-funded movie Dragon Mountain (trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsG3XShs7JE). If this is a one-off, use pregens with all characters being humans or dwarves. But you could also use their existing characters, come up with some reason they are in the mine (perhaps they were hired to root out who has been sabotaging mining operations). The...
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    Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, 01:43 AM
    I have Prime, including the Fire TV dongle and it is the main source of TV. For movies, it is rare that I can't rent what I want from prime. For serials, I've bought seasons from Prime, but I generally find it a better deal to temporarily subscribe to whatever service includes it in their subscription, especially if I want the newest episodes or if it offers other content I can consume during the...
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 10:34 PM
    Honestly, I've never really thought about it. I don't really categorise my settings.
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 07:39 PM
    D&D will always have a special place in my heart. It's the game I've played most in my life, and I can't imagine ever not playing it. It's its own genre. I play a variety of RPGs -- I was in a 2-year Call of Cthulhu game not that long ago, and I'm going to start the Pathfinder playtest this week. Sometimes I like to revisit old favourites from the 1980s, and sometimes I like to try the new...
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 06:31 PM
    Each career just gives you 4 attribute points, 2 skill points, 1 exploit. Itís pretty quick. But yeah, youíd need to buy the book to make a character, or use the online character builder. Each consecutive die costs more, yes. Itís an expanding scale. Offhand I canít think of any charts you need during play. Your character sheet has your dice pools right there. Maybe the critical...
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 05:35 PM
    Pretty sure it did back when it happened about 9 months ago.
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 02:16 PM
    Most of those (Hulu, CBS, etc.) aren't available here. It all ends up in Netflix over here. We have SkyQ though, and the BBC iPlayer is free.
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 11:02 AM
    Morrus replied to Subsciption
    Patreon doesnít interact with vbulletin on any level.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 05:40 AM
    I found an adventure online (can't find it now) that was a fairly simple and silly semi-aquatic dungeon delve with a psychic clam as the boss monster. I bumped its stats a bit and gave it aboleth-like ability to create psychic slaves. It built up a group of followers who did not understand its true nature. They believed they were worshiping a god of death, the ocean, and deep mysteries. It...
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 04:38 AM
    Well, the answer to this has nothing to do with whether the game is fun. So, I would like to make the general caveat that whatever you and your group do with a ruleset or setting, if you're having fun you playing it right. Homebrew is just a more extreme form of personalization, but I get where you are going. If your personalization becomes so extreme that another fan of the setting wouldn't...
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    Monday, 17th September, 2018, 04:14 AM
    It would be nice if the Patreon would completely replace the subscription service, but I'm sure it is not trivial to move all subscription benefits to various Patreon levels.
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    Sunday, 16th September, 2018, 07:30 PM
    Morrus replied to Subsciption
    Yea it is - sorry, I was confused because you referred to Patreon in your post. Subscribing here is only by PayPal, Iím afraid. I donít process payments/cards myself.
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    Sunday, 16th September, 2018, 06:55 PM
    Morrus replied to Subsciption
    If youíre referring to one of the Patreons, Patreon accepts a variety of payment methods.
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    Sunday, 16th September, 2018, 03:36 PM
    Morrus replied to New Survey
    Guys, itís not an ideology. Letís tone down the passive aggressive stuff, eh?
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Sunday, 16th September, 2018, 08:16 AM
    ICRPG (Index Card RPG): https://www.icrpg.com/
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    Sunday, 16th September, 2018, 07:37 AM
    You didn't "get in trouble," there was no thread ban, you just had some people warn about the pitfalls of using historical native American groups in a D&D campaign. If you had native Americans invading forgotten realms, I suppose some of those who raised concerns in the other thread would raise them here as well. That this thread didn't invite a similar conversation was mostly due to your using...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 16th September, 2018, 12:34 AM
    But quickly ó Flanking and crossfire are not the same thing and are treated separately. If you move after attacking, youíre no longer crossfiring. Last action. You are still firing into melee if you are the one in melee.
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    Sunday, 16th September, 2018, 12:27 AM
    Yikes. I count 9 questions there! I promise to answer them, but it might take a day or so! :)
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    Saturday, 15th September, 2018, 08:43 PM
    Youíve come to the right place! EN Publishingís own WOIN system is pretty much exactly what you just described! www.woinrpg.com
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    Friday, 14th September, 2018, 06:59 PM
    Turn D&D night into board game night with these friends. Keep going the way you are, your friendships could end up as casualties of this trainwreck of a campaign. Don't take it personally, it just didn't work out for this group.
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    Friday, 14th September, 2018, 06:27 PM
    This does have me thinking...I'm kinda more interested in what would happen if some force from the FR, e.g. the Wizards of Thay, invaded our world. In the nuclear age, are we more than a match for the magical powers of high-fantasy FR evils?
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    Friday, 14th September, 2018, 03:46 PM
    You might find SPACE FIGHT! of interest. https://www.rpgnow.com/product/238469/WOIN-SPACE-FIGHT-Playtest It's a playtest of a standalone starship skirmish game using the WOIN rules.
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    Friday, 14th September, 2018, 02:34 PM
    Maybe they're very shy, Or in prison. Or blind. Or allergic to electronic devices. Or speak 12 languages but not English.
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    Friday, 14th September, 2018, 01:56 PM
    The third adventure in the War of the Burning Sky adventure path for DnD 5th Edition is here! Freed from the flames of Innenotdar, the heroes reach the small seaside village of Seaquen and the magic academy of Lyceum. But Seaquen is no safe have: there are spies, refugees, and a fleet of hostile ships to contend with, to say nothing of an oncoming hurricane that may not be entirely natural. ...
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    Friday, 14th September, 2018, 10:23 AM
    Yikes. Thatís very different to the 45K mentioned earlier!
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    Friday, 14th September, 2018, 08:08 AM
    This is one weakness of the TTRPG as improv, thespian style that the popular play-streams emulate. One huge advantage of a more mechanical "roll" play style is that you can drive your character based on its drives and it's (and the party's) goals, but the success is decided by the ability score. The players let their imagination fill in the rest. The downside of the "roll" play focused...
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    Friday, 14th September, 2018, 12:07 AM
    Paizo has just announced that the official home of the Pathfinder and Starfinder System Reference Documents (SRDs) will be moving to Archives of Nethys. "Paizo is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Blake Davis and the Archives of Nethys to serve as the official home of the Pathfinder and Starfinder System Reference Documents! The URLs published in Paizo products will now...
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    Thursday, 13th September, 2018, 07:08 PM
    That's not a site function, it's a browser function. I get it on Facebook and places from time to time.
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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 =)

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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