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    Today, 11:10 AM
    For the next two weeks, we''re going to try something new. This is an experiment, and there is a reasonable chance that it might not work out. For the next two weeks you may put your promotional/publisher posts in the relevant game forum. So if you have a Kickstarter for a new D&D 5E book, you may put it in the 5E forum instead (that's instead, not as-well-as). If the forms end up being...
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    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Morrus and Peter are joined this week for an epic-length episode by Rodney Thompson, designer on Star Wars SAGA Edition, Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Lords of Waterdeep, Destiny 2, Dusk City Outlaws, and currently on Kickstarter: Spectaculars. In the news, we have the release of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage and Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, financial troubles at John Wick Presents,...
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    Yesterday, 04:05 AM
    I'm a big fan of paper minis and currently support Printable Heroes and have bought a lot of One Monk Miniatures and Fat Dragon Games paper miniatures and terrain. I would be interested in yours as well, but it appears you don't over cut files for any support level. Sorry, but no cut files, I'm not going to bother. I'm not going to waste time carving the mini out with an exacto knife. With a...
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    Yesterday, 03:21 AM
    It is nice that they are releasing this and I assume they will have some publication to tie in with the big ship mini that is being released. But it isn't going to replace the rules I've been using for the past four years: Ronny Hart's Nautical Adventures: A Supplement Providing Ship to Ship Combat Rules, available on his Dungeon Masters Assistance blog, here:...
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 11:56 PM
    Oh, I see! What we in the hobby like to call "dice"! :D
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:53 PM
    I'd say "official" is nothing, but "default" is Forgotten Realms, if I were to distinguish between the two terms.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:15 PM
    What is "RNG"? I"m not familiar with that terminology.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:05 PM
    Presumable every action she takes deletes somebody from the perspective of a time traveller.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 12:07 PM
    Doesn't solidify until experienced? I've not heard that one.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 11:27 AM
    Yeah. They used to get around that with the "fixed point in time" technobabble but they don't do that any more. But all of it's the past for the Doctor, so every alien stopped is altering history.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 08:24 AM
    Forgotten Realms
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 08:17 AM
    Any sufficiently crazy or motivated idiot with a knife or gun can kill the President. That's why there are lots of folks whose job it is to make sure it doesn't happen. A ruler's power isn't strength or stamina, its charisma and wealth. They don't generally deal or take damage from PCs, they have people for that.
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 07:00 PM
    They're definitely doing the "teaching history" part of Doctor Who, aren't they? I agree that the Doctor was just a bystander in this episode. All they did is witness events.
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:16 PM
    Last month EN5ider, the 5E Patreon, introduced the Geomancer class. In this week's article, Josh Gentry provides you with three new geomancer orders - Order of the Apothecary (mystical healers), Order of the Architect (builders and protectors), and Order of the Rune Knight (wielders of elements in war). Illustrated by Julio Rocha and Tan Ho Sim. Recently on EN5ider: #239....
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:33 AM
    By "before" you mean in a different system. I guess if you value your gut reaction over actual play experience, there's not really much to debate, is there? You're right - you the way you feel about this game you haven't played yet is how you feel. :)
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:47 PM
    In don’t think you as a publisher is the target audience of the book. It’s you as a gamer.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:44 PM
    For me it was flight, until I realised that flight without an accompanying invulnerability was a death sentence. One mistake...
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:10 PM
    Takes 6 blunt damage. Second question, takes 11 blunt and 1 fire damage.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:08 PM
    99% of the time the damage type won't matter, so you can deduct the SOAK from the total. The STR bonus applies to his base damage, not to the exploit, so it goes to the bunt damage should that info be needed. The times it will matter are if the target has SOAK to only blunt or only fire, in which case it could only reduce those portions of the total.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 04:46 PM
    I'd agree with everybody else that I'd play the game before trying to adjust it. You can very rarely get a good feel for a game until you've played it.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 04:37 PM
    Oops. Should have though to check the dmg. :-). Thanks for pointing me to it. This should work well enough.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 04:22 PM
    I had something similar happen, except I had the jags force the party to eat dream pastries so they had a chance to get addicted and so that the hags took glee in the corruption of their bodies. The. I had the night hags use their nightmare ability on one of the characters who resisted them, which was a major impediment to the character and party at that level. I’m your case I would say that...
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:26 PM
    Because it occurs to me, as an ironically curious consequence of that, that if WotC’s goal was hypothetically to sell books to you specifically, opening the DMsG has therefore lost them sales rather than gained them.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:06 PM
    Did you buy D&D books before DMs Guild existed?
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:48 PM
    Generally speaking, SOAK (and immunities etc.) have to apply to all damage types. The non-SOAKing of armour is slightly awkwardly phrased, though, I'll admit! Basically, if you have *been* poisoned (gas, food, atmosphere, etc.), armour isn't going to help you. If the poison is on a weapon, then sure, armor will help. It's all about the delivery system.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:43 PM
    Merged the two threads for you.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:24 PM
    Just 4 days left for nominations.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 05:06 AM
    Is there no discussion about the campaign before you started playing? No session zero? Much of what you list is common and more a matter of group preference than a "bad DM." The only thing that would make these due to "bad" DMing would be if the DM somehow misled you on what kind of campaign was being run. Random character generation is not poor house-ruling. It is a valid...
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:59 AM
    Yep. I do. I also roll in the open, so when they see that 20, they know a card is going to be drawn. This was the players' idea by the way. We played around with crit decks on and off in my prior campaigns but on player request they are standard for my current campaign.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:49 AM
    If a character dies, I feel that the player should be able to start at a level in-line with the rest of the party. Generally, this will be one level lower than the lowest leveled living character. But what have you found to be the best way to handle the wealth and magic-item disparity? Do you attempt to provide the new character with wealth and magic commensurate with its level? If so, do...
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:19 AM
    I’ve seen you randomly bring up your personal politics in the form of MRAs in two threads (that I’ve noticed) in the last couple of days. Not sure why. Please don’t do that. This isn’t the place.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:10 AM
    ENWorld EN5ider published a class option you might find helpful in Chessmasters and Commanders: The Noble, which is also included in the anathology A Touch of Class. If you become a Patreon supporter, I think you still get access to all the past articles. Otherwise, A Touch of Class is available in DMs Guild. What I like about the EN5ider Noble class is that is more about leading. It can make...
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:04 AM
    I'm still fairly 'new' as a DM. After 1990, I didn't play any TTRPGs until 5e and even now I can only run a game about once per month. Now, its an 8-hour game each month, but most of my time is spent on familiarizing myself with the setting, adventure, likely encounters for the session, etc. So, I find these discussions useful. It was another thread on ENWorld that convinced me to ditch fumble...
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 09:49 PM
    Well, the intention of my question was to separate pet peeves from game breakers. There have been lots of threads about pet peeves and annoyances, but what DM behavior has actually made you quit a game. I should have known my audience better. For many, they are the same thing.
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 09:22 PM
    I missed this. This thread has become a epic discussion on the proper flow of the game that individual stories like this are getting lost. I agree with Grainger completely and I say this as a reformed DM who no longer uses critical failures. A "1" is just an auto miss/fail. Otherwise you have high level fighters with multiple attacks being more likely to fumble than a first level fighter.
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 09:10 PM
    Aligning schedules is the biggest challenge. I have one regular game I run on a monthly basis. If I were to run any more games they would be one shots at the game store. Meetup.com has been the best tool for finding gamers. If I'm travelling for business and am at a location more than a couple nights, I can usually find a game to play in. So, I don't think finding an occasional game is the...
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 08:52 PM
    Good point. But it isn't like the Doctor had much time to do anything. Perhaps she would have come up with a kinder way of alleviating its pain.
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 08:13 PM
    Both it and Iron Fist were cancelled last month.
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 05:36 PM
    Wow! That's quite impressive! Are the career paths completely random generated?
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 01:20 PM
    That is going to be awesome. Batwoman, Superman, Lois Lane...
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 12:08 PM
    Moved to the Kickstarter promotions forum for you.
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 11:50 AM
    D&D books are a lot like buses. You wait ages for one, and then suddenly two are released on the same day! Anyway, today's the day that Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage hit game stores, so this is your reminder to head on down to your friendly (or not so friendly) local (or not so local) game store and grab your copies! They'll hit Amazon and other stores on...
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 11:38 AM
    In this week's episode, Morrus and Peter are joined by guests Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor to talk about their roleplaying game Spire and the sourcebook currently on Kickstarter, Strata. In the news, we have more previews of Dungeon of the Mad Mage, more details on RPGSports, a statement from Wizards of the Coast’s president on the state of Dungeons & Dragons, a tease of a new setting, a new...
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 06:44 PM
    Rodney Thompson. You may remember him from such games as Star Wars Saga Edition, Lords of Waterdeep, Dungeons & Dragon 5th Edition, and Dusk City Outlaws (to name just a few). He's back with a new superhero RPG, Spectaculars, and he's been kind enough to send me along an exclusive preview of the game! I backed Dusk City Outlaws on Kickstarter, and was super-pleased when it arrived....
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 03:08 PM
    Moved to the Kickstarter promotions forum for you! :)
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 02:45 PM
    D&D is a very high magic genre.
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 01:12 PM
    Instructions are in first post. :)
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 10:25 PM
    I make that 14 DEFENSE. 3d6 is 11. 4d6 is 14. SOAK and DEFENCE are two different things. DEFENCE is how hard it is to hit you. SOAK is how much damage your armour lets you ignore.
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 09:07 PM
    The theme of the campaign is industry vs magic. I feel that removing either of those things pretty much guts the campaign.
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 02:53 PM
    Mearls answered this question on Twitter, describing at length how the D&D 4th edition he wanted to make differed from the one which was actually published back in 2008. "Hard to answer, because the 4e I wanted to do and the 4e we ended up publishing were different on a fundamental level. I wanted classes to have different power acquisition schedules, and more thematic ties between...
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 02:41 PM
    A couple of years ago, John Wick's 7th Sea 2nd Edition smashed tabletop RPG Kickstarter records by raising a phenomenal $1.3M - a record which has only been surpassed once since, by Matt Colville's $2.1M Strongholds & Streaming. Unfortunately, it seems that the company is running into financial difficulties. The company had some sad news to share in a Kickstarter update to backers...
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 02:31 PM
    It should be on DTRPG and RPGNow soon too!
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 01:57 PM
    A couple of years ago, John Wick's 7th Sea 2nd Edition smashed tabletop RPG Kickstarter records by raising a phenomenal $1.3M - a record which has only been surpassed once since, by Matt Colville's $2.1M Strongholds & Streaming. Unfortunately, it seems that the company is running into financial difficulties. The company had some sad news to share in a Kickstarter update to backers...
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 12:50 PM
    At 150m households worldwide, I don’t think Netflix counts as a limited audience any more. In the last few years it’s grown into one of the most watched media outlets on the planet. Give it another few years, I reckon it will dwarf even the largest regular networks.
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 10:52 AM
    As the release of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage closes in (Friday!), here's a quick roundup of all the previews which have snuck out of WotC HQ over the last few weeks! Take a peek at these images from Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, as featured on Fantasy Grounds. There is the start of level 19 from Waterdeep: DotMM. It involves a crashed Spelljammer, where the crew is...
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 11:51 PM
    Even if you were supposed to roll it, how did you manage to roll 48 on 6d6?
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 11:17 PM
    Yikes. No, you don't roll it. Your SPEED is 6: 3(d6) + 2(d6) + 1(d6). it's the *size* of your dice pool, not a roll of your dice pool. Your CLIMB is 3 (half your SPEED without the running added on, rounded up).
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 08:19 PM
    That shouldn't be there. It's an old mechanic which didn't make it into the final version of the WOIN rules. I'll note it as errata.
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 05:34 PM
    It means write it down, yep. The exploit itself will tell you about any usage restrictions, if there are any. Hmm. Where does it say that? That looks like a minor errata.
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 01:18 PM
    I wasn’t a fan of this episode. The monster reminded me of the Slitheen, and the self destruct unit you can just pick up and chuck out the window seemed rather pointless. It was basically ... serviceable filler, I guess.
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 12:35 PM
    The conspiracy continues in Flint's dark underbelly. Now at the king’s command it is time for the Royal Homeland Constabulary to rip this threat from its shadowy womb beneath the haunted mountain named Cauldron Hill and thrust it into the light of day. While they pursue that mission, two other forces are at work in Flint: a cult of dwarven assassins who want to disrupt a peace summit,...
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    Sunday, 4th November, 2018, 09:47 PM
    Silverhair, might I suggest you invest a little more into these marketing threads than just a url and list of numbers? I can’t imagine you’re getting much benefit from these?
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    Sunday, 4th November, 2018, 09:32 PM
    I'm pretty sure torturing people is the *end* of the road to evil, not the start. The start is, like, shoplifting or something. I can't think of much worse you can do to an individual than torture them.
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    Sunday, 4th November, 2018, 02:02 PM
    That’s what an evil person would say!
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    Sunday, 4th November, 2018, 01:22 AM
    Yeah, these aren’t legal documents to be poured over for exact semantic meaning.
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    Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, 06:44 PM
    WotC's Nathan Stewart, while speaking on a Twitch stream, said "Next year for our annual releases I can confirm there will be a setting book... A new setting book. A book that we have not created that is for a D&D setting." No real details yet, other than denying that it will be Spelljammer. We don't know what it is, but we do know it's not Spelljammer! So far WotC has based most...
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    Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, 06:40 PM
    WotC's Nathan Stewart, while speaking on a Twitch stream, said "Next year for our annual releases I can confirm there will be a setting book... A new setting book. A book that we have not created that is for a D&D setting." No real details yet, other than denying that it will be Spelljammer. We don't know what it is, but we do know it's not Spelljammer! So far WotC has based most...
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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.

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Tuesday, 9th January, 2018

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

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017

  • 04:41 PM - DMMike quoted Egg Embry in post Gaming At The Kids Table With The Basic Hack
    MAJOR difference- The Basic Hack is roll=to or under Ability score for tests. The Black Hack is roll UNDER. I'd call that a minor difference, but it's a good catch. Little things like that can keep a game from flowing smoothly, especially if the players are used to a different rule. When rolling a d20 to hit, for saves, or other tests, lower is better (for all other dice, roll high) Attributes do not add or deduct from tests like 1e. For example, a 17 STR does not add +1/+1 to hit or damage, but it instead changes the target number that you roll under to determine success When dodging, if the PC rolls a natural 20 (a fail), they take double damage Armor has HP that is added to the 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 =)

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 Kids’ 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 Kids’ 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 Kids’ 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.


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