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    Today, 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
    Today, 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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    Today, 08:58 AM
    Xanathar's by a wide margin.
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    Today, 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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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 08:32 AM
    Man, that seems like a huge hassle to avoid paying $5 for valet parking.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Today, 06:32 AM
    When a player kills a foe, I often ask “how do you kill it?” and let them describe the killing blow however they like. Decapitation doesn’t come up as often as you’d think!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    There was a conflict? I didn’t even release there *was* a conflict or that there was any fault to assign. It’s certainly one of the strangest conversations I’ve had recently! Ah well!
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    That’s probably just my rubbishy screenshotting abilities.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    That certainly wasn’t my takeaway from what you were saying! Thanks for letting me know. I’ll see if I can figure out what’s wrong.
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  • SMHWorlds's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
    They’re 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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
    That’s about the same as +/-1d6.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th February, 2019, 05:39 PM
    Well, so did everybody. That's why they kept calling them "Klingons".
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th February, 2019, 05:38 PM
    If you're posting just to further an agenda, rather than to contribute to a discussion, please find some outlet other than this forum for it.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th February, 2019, 05:16 PM
    Technically, before. But I don't think it will break anything if you want to play it as after.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th February, 2019, 05:09 PM
    I’m afraid not. That rather defeats the purpose of the feature.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th February, 2019, 03:18 PM
    Hi Odwin! I don't give ETAs, I'm afraid. But it's soon. :)
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    Saturday, 16th February, 2019, 01:31 PM
    The Witcher RPG, which launched in 2018, will have a 24-page "Easy Mode" booklet on Free RPG Day on June 15th. This year, R. Talsorian Games will be providing The Witcher Tabletop Roleplaying Game: Easy Mode as a give-away for Free RPG Day. This 24-page booklet introduces players to the Interlock system with a simplified version of the rules and comes with pregenerated characters and...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Saturday, 16th February, 2019, 01:19 AM
    The leading virtual tabletop, with over 4 million accounts, has been hacked. Roll20 was one of many victims in a major hack back in December 2018. No financial details were included. Here is there current statement: "Earlier today (2/14), Roll20 was named in a report as one of several victims of an attack by cybercriminals. While we can confirm a breach did occur, we are currently...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 06:20 PM
    This iconic Dragonlance illustration by Larry Elmore was the subject of a post by the artist this week, as he talks about things behind the scenes! Elmore: "I think you guys will like this one!! One day I got an assignment at TSR to do a painting and I had only ten days to do it in....and it had ten characters in the painting, i nearly panicked!!! I called downstairs to my wife, Betty and...
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  • Egg Embry's Avatar
    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 05:17 PM
    Dan Davenport of #randomworlds asked me to to a chat Q&A February 15th (Friday night starting at 8:30 PM EST). I'm excited to talk about my solo Powered by the Apocalypse zine, POWERED by the DREAMR, and I'm happy to answer questions on the zine I'm creating with John McGuire and Leland Beauchamp, Love's Labour's Liberated for 5e. In the latest update for Love's Labour's Liberated, I continue...
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    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 05:13 PM
    Dan Davenport of #randomworlds asked me to to a chat Q&A February 15th (Friday night starting at 8:30 PM EST). I'm excited to talk about my solo Powered by the Apocalypse zine, POWERED by the DREAMR, and I'm happy to answer questions on the zine I'm creating with John McGuire and Leland Beauchamp, Love's Labour's Liberated for 5e. To join the chat on 02/15/2019 at 8:30 PM EST:...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 01:18 PM
    It was good, but wasn't the last episode a romance plot? And this one was essentially two simultaneous romance plots (with a murder mystery added in). I'm hoping for some action next week!
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 07:42 AM
    Makes sense, if you're driving. But even then, I would think something like a collapsible cargo crate with roller-back wheels and handle would be more convenient (e.g. https://www.amazon.com/Office-Depot-Mobile-Folding-16in-H/dp/B00DB8O26Q/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_201_bs_lp_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=E8PVZY1RP183SR0G3SPV)
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 07:37 AM
    Here are my initial thoughts based on my 5 years DMing 5e and having tried and created many different DM screens. NPC reactions This is something I can more easily make up on the fly. I leave this to my role-playing. Even if I wanted to leave this to the dice, I can't see having a table that is both rich in detail and readable for something like NPC reactions, even if it took...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 07:02 AM
    @Volund Sounds like we had a similar journey, except I was into gaming through the 80s until just before 2e came out. Although I never had anything for Forgotten Realms, I have a lot of nolstalgia for Greyhawk, Dragon Lance, and the 1e Ravenloft module. When my interest was rekindled, before I started playing again, I devoured books about the hobby. For non-fiction I liked: Playing at the...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 06:45 AM
    Nice, but what's with the laundry basket? That seems unwieldy.
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    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 06:17 AM
    Yes. Always has been an issue as I didn't stay at the hotel in the past and might only come in for a couple games. Luckily, the Crowne Plaza has valet parking. Makes life much easier. Now that I'm staying at the hotel this year, I'm hoping I'll be able to get a covered spot and just leave it there all weekend.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 06:14 AM
    Good point. I need to make sure I pack wet wipes and small tissue packets. I always pack mints and throat lozenges and, just in case, DayQuil (cold/flu meds). For paper I like legal pads. The pages tear out neater and they are less bulky and there is no metal spirals getting in the way when writing.
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  • monsmord's Avatar
    Friday, 15th February, 2019, 12:37 AM
    OMG you guys: ‘Good Omens’ Producer BBC Studios Developing Adaptation Of Michael Moorcock’s ‘Runestaff’ Fantasy Novels (*wipes tears of joy*) Discuss! (I apologize if this has been posted elsewhere behind my back under my nose.)
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    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 10:14 PM
    Con of the North (CotN) starts tomorrow and I'll be staying at the hotel and making a weekend of it. I don't go to gaming conventions other than CotN and this is the first time I'll be staying at the hotel (I live close and in the past would just drive over for a couple games). So, I don't have a con-prep routine or packing list. For you Con veterans, what are your packing and prep tips? ...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 09:47 PM
    I’m really sorry, but I honesty don’t understand the question. I’m not trying to be awkward. All damage soaks, unless the exploit or whatever specifically says otherwise. I honestly can’t think of any other way to phrase it! The default is that damage soaks. Anything that doesn’t is an exception to the rule.
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    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 06:55 PM
    For Valentine's, Justin Ryan Isaac wrote an excellent idea about combining Love's Labour's Liberated and Cade's Big Book o' Boozes (a little romance and drink). https://punverse.blogspot.com/2019/02/romance-and-booze.html?m=1
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    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 06:04 PM
    Morrus replied to WOIN and Roll20
    I know the people who stream Sector 49, Crash City, Warped etc have character sheets but I don’t know if they’re publicly available.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 06:02 PM
    Not all of them. But 4 is Hunan adult average and 12 is human Olympic/genius/peak performance level.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 06:02 PM
    I hear you. On the other hand, there has always been that part of me that wants to try new things. To tweak. To play with radically different concepts and mechanics. That itch has been scratched mostly in my profession, which involves a lot of technology. But I can't help but not have that affect my gaming as well. My answer to that is to pick up a system and run the occasional one shot, but...
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  • Egg Embry's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 05:53 PM
    If Valentine's is for you, I hope it's a good one! In the latest update for my zine, I share my nightmare (The nightmare for me). Also, I look at some other RPG zines: - CASKET LAND by Marie Enger - Love Letter from the Baker House Band by Meguey Baker - Fan Favorite: A Masks RPG Zine - Synthesis.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 05:51 PM
    You are probably onto something here. Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica (GGtR) has some of the most gorgeous art of any of the 5e books. I have no intention of running a Ravnica game, I just enjoy reading the books and looking at the art, maybe taking bit and pieces to put into my other campaign. I never got into MtG, when I started to become big just as I was getting ready to go to college, I...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 05:27 PM
    Only have one OD&D die. A light blue d10 with the original white crayon rubbed in. Its worn and still shows the scars from when my dog chewed it up. Its not good for play due to said chew marks, but I use it as my okus in games of Illimat. When I started playing in the early to mid 80s we used minis mostly to represent marching order (to avoid arguments over which unfortunate character was...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Thursday, 14th February, 2019, 01:21 PM
    Yeah, that means they blocked you, not vice versa.
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    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 09:21 PM
    Oh I use social media. LinkedIn is pretty much a professional requirement. I have a paid-for Hootsuite account that I use to manage Twitter and LinkedIn. I used to use Facebook regularly and it was great to get in touch with old friends. I killed my account because it became a time sink and recently created a new account just to access certain company's or people who only seem accessible on that...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 07:34 PM
    Morrus replied to Max dice pools
    1. Yep. 2. Also lost. An attack is just an attribute check. 3. Health isn’t an attribute check, so no. Defenses, however, are (averaged) attribute checks.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 06:17 PM
    The archer who is attuned to it, always knows the location of the arrow and the most direct path to it, as in the Find the Path spell, but no concentration is required (only attunement). Useful to tracking down tricky adversaries with teleportation magic.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 05:35 PM
    Interesting. One of the huge draws to 5e for me was the art and production values of their books. Even now that I have DnD Beyond, I still buy the books. I like seeing them on the shelf. I like the feel of them as I page through them. I love browsing through them. I especially like the art in this edition. I bought the Art & Arcana book and other than some of the icon OD&D and 1e art from...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 05:19 PM
    Hmmm...Jeff Foxworthy's redneck jokes translate quite well to grognards... You Might Be a Grognard If the internet at a convention goes down and it doesn't affect you one bit...you might be a grognard. If you've ever written your character sheet on a cocktail napkin...you might be a grognard. If you start your games early but always finish late...you might be a grognard.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 10:49 AM
    Half of those are specifically technology-related, which is interesting. I wonder if that's the issue?
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 05:33 AM
    Players using PDFs at my table are expected to: 1. Not use pirated material 2. Have a the PDFs open and use a device with instant wake-up (a kindle, iPad, or a laptop with flash drive and proper sleep settings - e.g., create a custom "gaming" power-management profile to prevent device from going to sleep) As for D&D Beyond, it is far faster than books. 1. As a player, I can just tap...
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    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 03:40 AM
    My home brew world is medieval, low-magic. The characters do not know much about the world outside their little slice of it. I spend a lot of time before the first session discuss with the player their character concept and each player has information about the world that other players do not, based upon their characters. Not only to they learn about the world as they explore and engage in...
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    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 03:34 AM
    When I think of grognard, I don't think of technophobes. Rather they are usually older individuals who have been gaming for a long time and have preference for older systems. In the 80s these were the guys at Gen Con playing sand table war games and Avalon hill tactical board games instead of TTRPGs. Now it seems to be used for OSR fans and is morphing into meaning "gaming curmudgeon." I...
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    Wednesday, 13th February, 2019, 12:11 AM
    I have friends in my age group that game but still make snide comments about LARPing, which I find strange. Even more strange are some of these are people that used to be big in the SCA and one whose wife runs murder mystery dinners as a side gig. So, if dressing up and playing games is based on history or a victorian novel, it's a fun adult times, but if it involves elf ears its for weirdos? ...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 11:56 PM
    :-\ I think you misread the question. But I do love the image of a gamer getting up from the table saying "enough of this! Let's go outside and play hopscotch!"
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 11:45 PM
    Morrus replied to Appalling
    Yes, I absolutely believe Mandy, Jennifer, and Hannah. I tried to report the news as best as I could. Given the way we've covered such issues in the past, and how clear I try to make my stance on these things, it didn't occur to me that anybody would think otherwise (my fault - I should have said so up front), but for clarity: yes, of course I do. I believe they've been though a horrible...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 11:07 PM
    Same rules as starting a new TV show. Learn as they go. A big infodump at the beginning isn't likely to stick. And if they ever ask a question of that nature, generally give them the answer. In other words, you can assume the characters know, and can access that info as needed, but the players can learn it as they play.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 11:05 PM
    The way I see it, big critters are likely to have higher VITAL but lower RANGED. So it's easy to *hit* a brontosaurus, but it isn't easy to knock it down or push it! I could see an argument for disarm, and as a GM I'd probably allow it.
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    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 10:45 PM
    When they’re done. Lots of proofreading going on right now. :)
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    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 09:59 PM
    To inflict a condition you’re attacking your target’s sturdiness. Is he knocked prone, or does he just take it?
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 07:36 PM
    The main problem with them was that the initial stages were far too weak, the later stages were rarely reached, and they could be far too hard to shake off. The new system is simpler, but more effective, I feel.
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    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 06:52 PM
    According to the official Monte Cook Game's Twitter account, recent customer shipments come with a surprise -- handwriten 5e notes on torn Numenera pages. "Some very mysterious notes are being found in a few MCG shipments... We're sure we wouldn't have the faintest idea what those scrawlings might mean. PAY NO ATTENTION." At least one of the mods, Alpha Dean, on the unofficial Cypher...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 06:18 PM
    Oh, I am almost certainly misled by nostalgia and what I'm used to. But I don't think you are arguing that we stick to formal logic in these discussions. There is a lot of subjectivity involved and that is part of what makes these discussions interesting. Experiencing different points of view. When I share some of my background, I'm doing it in this spirit. Knowing my background may actually...
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    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 06:13 PM
    That night be one of the most impressive thread necros I've ever seen, Flexor the Mighty! 16 years!
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 06:02 PM
    I'm one of the apparently large number of "lapsed gamers" that 5e brought back into the fold. I gamed heavily throughout the 80s until college. 90 or 91 was that last time I played a TTRPG until I bought the 5e Players Handbook in 2014. There have been plenty of discussions about what it is about 5e that brought many of us back. I'd sum it up as a mix of capturing the flavor 1st & 2nd,...
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 05:01 PM
    Depends what the topic of discussion is. If it is about, say, how the game was played in the 70s and 80s, I think whether or not you were playing in the 70s or 80s gives your anecdotes more weight than someone who was not. I also think that someone who has played multiple editions and many systems over many years *may* have more insight regarding, say, the effect of some specific rule on game...
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    Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 04:24 PM
    Yep, NEW and NOW are both v1.2 there.
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    Monday, 11th February, 2019, 09:47 PM
    The cadet career says it starts at 5. Other careers which don’t say that start at 0 as normal.
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    Monday, 11th February, 2019, 09:21 PM
    Like I said, damage always soaks unless something says it doesn't. If the exploit in question doesn't say that it doesn't soak, then it soaks. :)
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  • Egg Embry's Avatar
    Monday, 11th February, 2019, 04:47 PM
    The Kickstarter for the Love's Labour's Liberated for 5e zine continues to spread the love. As such, I've reviewed two other zines in the latest update: - D.I.R.G.E.zine by SM Hillman - Cade's Big Book o' Booze by Justin Ryan Isaac https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/737521052/loves-labours-liberated-a-5e-rpg-zine/posts/2411001
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  • Egg Embry's Avatar
    Monday, 11th February, 2019, 04:41 PM
    FUNDED with nearly two weeks left to go!!! :-) To celebrate, I shared a new piece of art and reviewed two other zines on Kickstarter: - Exodus by Erika Shepherd - Goblinville Gazette by Michael Dunn O'Connor https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eggembry/powered-by-the-dreamr-a-pbta-rpg-zinequest/posts/2411976
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    Monday, 11th February, 2019, 11:30 AM
    Both are correct! Cadets start at age 5. 5+13=18! :)
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    Monday, 11th February, 2019, 11:30 AM
    RPG writer Zak S (aka Zak Smith, Zak Sabbath) has been accused by multiple women of abusive behaviour in a public Facebook post by his ex-partner, and two other women. Photo from Wikipedia Zak Smith appeared in the video series I Hit It With My Axe, and is known for the Playing D&D With Porn Stars blog. He has also written several RPG books, most recently for Lamentations of the Flame...
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    Monday, 11th February, 2019, 10:33 AM
    Damage always soaks unless something says otherwise.
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    Can we cut FrogReaver some slack on his overly imperative writing style and just agree that a significant percentage of us geeks enjoy discussing statistics? I find his posts on this and other other thread to be, overall, measured and interesting.
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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 – 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

Saturday, 17th November, 2018


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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!
  • 03:53 PM - Ralif Redhammer quoted Egg Embry in post Check Out the Scene at Columbus’ Origins Game Fair 2018
    It doesn’t always happen, but sometimes the characters just really hit it off in the game and it makes the game that much enjoyable for all of the players involved. There’s something doubly amazing about seeing that role-playing alchemy happen with strangers. Sucks about the harassment. We all have a responsibility to call out that behavior when we see it and support those being subjected to it. I’ve been in the position of a DM having to say something to a player about the terrible creepy stuff coming out of their mouth. The sad thing was, I don’t think they understood why I did so, or how serious an infraction it was. The players had never met each other, but their chemistry was box office gold. Everything they said played perfectly to the other while shaping our adventure.

Friday, 24th August, 2018


Tuesday, 9th January, 2018

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

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017

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

Sunday, 29th October, 2017

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

Sunday, 22nd October, 2017

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


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