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    Today, 03:15 PM
    Various DMsG authors can be found in the credits of recent hardcovers. DotMM contains several, for example.
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    Today, 03:10 PM
    Yup. Especially if you’re paying writers, artists etc. a fair wage. Per book, the printing cost is very low.
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    Today, 03:05 PM
    An event might take place in round 4. Maybe a new wave of IRC’s arrives or the bridge collapses.
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    Today, 10:17 AM
    I think I’d make it more than that. Speed 32 is really fast.
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    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Just another couple pf days before this goes away, folks. I see we have 101 downloads now. Looking forward to the other 98 folks' comments! :)
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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    Until Game of Thrones returns, this and Gotham are the two shows I really look forward to. I watch Discovery at the very first opportunity every Friday. I appreciate shorter seasons as there’s less filler, but sometimes I wish a show could be longer.
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    Yesterday, 07:31 AM
    He doesn't understand the purpose of DCI numbers in Adventurer's League organized play when there is no effective means of truly policing against cheating. His original post was a hyperbolic, scattered, rant that was hard to follow and which resulted in some posts making fun of it. As far as his question, I guess my sincere answer is that AL rules are like any others. AL players are...
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    Yesterday, 07:26 AM
    Inspired by some stuff Cam Banks was tweeting last night. Just for fun, how would you make each of the Dragonlance heroes (a) at the start of the Chronicles and (b) at the peak of their powers? Here’s what Cam suggested: https://twitter.com/boymonster/status/1108514046565703680?s=20 I’d make them all 5th level to start with. You _could_ start the classic War of the Lance story with 1st...
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    Yesterday, 07:16 AM
    If you were a Hollywood producer and gig had access to D&D’s entire catalogue of novels and adventures since 1974, and you had to pick one novel (or novel series) or adventure (or adventure path) to get the movie treatment... ... what do you pick?
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    Yesterday, 06:34 AM
    I could see that, but I would expect that setting books would also be offered in print. Even more than the core rule books, these are particularly enjoyable in print. I find I most enjoy in print monster manuals and setting/lore books.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 11:24 PM
    Why would you have any faith absent any information about the director, actors, plot, or anything else? There’s nothing to have faith in yet.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 10:07 PM
    I still find it quicker to refer to a book I know well than to use an app or PDF.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:58 PM
    According to Screenrant, Paramount's (Summer 2021) Dungeons & Dragons movie is about to begin casting. There's a few tidbits to be gleaned from the article: Paramount is looking at A-listers for the male lead The new draft of the script is by Michael Gillio
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:52 PM
    I've only heard of about half of those...
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:50 PM
    SOTH NEVER WENT TO RAVENLOFT! I will maintain that until my dying day (though I will admit Lowder's books were a fun read... but in my head-canon it never happened!)
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 06:42 PM
    Loke Battlemats just tweeted a couple of pictures of their Giant Book of Battlemaps combined with the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD token set.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:27 PM
    And Anson Mount starring Pike Enterprise with Spock aboard. It would be so good! Basically it would be TOS, but with modern filming. Yeah, I would absolutely pay money for that.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:24 PM
    Ah yes; please ignore Page XX references. Those are placeholders awaiting the final final edit (even minor edits can change page numbers).
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:11 PM
    Important question: when will Spock shave off his beard? Since Anson Mount is only contracted for one year, I'm guessing Pike leaves at the end of this season. That'll be a shame, as I really like him. He's more Kirk than Kirk! What are your current prevailing theories? What's (who is) the Red Angel? Is Section 31 dead now? Their HQ is basically a tomb. I assume they have a few ships out...
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:06 PM
    I've started a thread for those who want to talk about what's happening in the show. http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?658029-Star-Trek-Discovery-(Fan)-Thread&p=7581224#post7581224
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:03 PM
    This is designated a thread, so you can use the other thread to talk about how much you hate Discovery. This thread is for fans who want to take about what's happening in the show.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 04:01 PM
    These things are the few occasions I wish I had Excel! OpenOffice always seems to struggle with dynamic Excel sheets and the like.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 02:57 PM
    Pathfinder designer F. Wesley Schneider has just started a new job as an editor for Dungeons & Dragons! He worked at Paizo from 2003, starting as assistant editor on Dragon magazine, became editor-in Chief, and left in 2017. Schneider announced his new position on Twitter, and lists "Editor for Dungeons & Dragons" in his Twitter bio.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 01:06 PM
    Oh, god, here we go again. Does it ever stop? I’m think I’m just going to bow out of discussing this show and enjoy it quietly.
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 01:00 PM
    Have you checked out the stronghold building section of OLD?
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    Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, 05:19 AM
    I don't think it is a binary decision. Print and digital will continue to exist side by side for a long time to come. I rarely use the print products at the table anymore, even though I'm almost exclusively playing in-person games. But I still buy all the hard covers, because I enjoy them. I like paging through the books. I find art easier to appreciate on paper, I like the aesthetics of a...
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 06:07 PM
    There’s plenty of money to be made selling print products. On their scale, that’s a LOT of money. Just look how many of the things they’re still shifting years into the edition.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 05:09 PM
    I don't really know what they were pushing hard prior to its release. DIdn't see much promotion. Sorry; not much help!
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 04:08 PM
    I don't know what "traditional Star Trek" is? every show has bene very different. I love Discovery, and my favourite Star Trek is the TOS movies II-IV trilogy, if that helps. The main problem with the show is avoiding the hatewatchers.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:16 PM
    Well that was weird.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 01:02 PM
    None of those things affect me. Like I said, “as far as I’m concerned”. :)
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 12:12 PM
    I’m gonna miss Pike next year.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 11:10 AM
    It’s not a question of just flipping a switch. PoD needs different files to the onscreen PDF. It’s actually quite a bit of extra work and reformatting, followed by an approval process at DTFPG’s end, and then ordering and paying for a proof. If they plan to change it at all, they’d have to do that all over again each time.
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 10:02 PM
    If Keith Baker wrote it, it’s official as far as I’m concerned.
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 06:43 PM
    There's a range of different campaign management tools available; some free, some not so. RPG Encounters is a free web app designed to work with and sync between all your devices. I hadn't heard of it before, but the creator sent me a hand-written letter to tell me about it, so I could hardly not take a look! The app currently works with four game systems: D&D 5E, Savage Worlds, Stars...
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 06:33 PM
    You can, yes.
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 02:18 PM
    Keith Baker, Eberron's original creator, and other authors have teamed up for a new 164-page PDF Eberron supplement, following up on last year's Wayfarer's Guide to Eberron. It's available for $14.95 on the DM's Guild. Along with Eberron's creator Keith Baker, this supplement features writers Ruty Rutenberg, Greg Marks, Shawn Merwin, and Derek Nekritz, It contains new archetypes...
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 02:10 PM
    Keith Baker, Eberron's original creator, and other authors have teamed up for a new 164-page PDF Eberron supplement, following up on last year's Wayfarer's Guide to Eberron. It's available for $14.95 on the DM's Guild. Along with Eberron's creator Keith Baker, this supplement features writers Ruty Rutenberg, Greg Marks, Shawn Merwin, and Derek Nekritz, It contains new archetypes...
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 02:01 PM
    Thanks Steven! Super useful - exactly what I was hoping for. :)
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 11:49 AM
    Forbes has done a few D&D articles over the last few years. If you google “Forbes D&D” you’ll find loads of them. This hobby is mainstream now!
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 09:48 AM
    RealmWorks is the way to go. Too tired to go into detail, check out the website and ask questions in the Lone Wolf Development forums. Or post any questions here and I'll try to answer them. Happy to take screenshots and table photos. Basically, I have same set up. I have display enclosed in a case created by Collabrewate. I connect my laptop to it by HDMI cable. Realmworks is a great...
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 09:32 AM
    I too came back to D&D after decades away. Stopped in the late 80s. Never played 2e, 3e, or 4e. Came back with 5e and am loving it. I found that playing in some Adventures League games at your friendly local gaming store, if you have one near you, is a great way to ease into the rules and keep your rekindled passion blazing.
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 09:27 AM
    This. There are some characters, such as those that are exceptionally wise, witty, threatening, evil, good, in ways that I could never convey convincingly. Trying to improv such character's talk would destroy immersion. But that doesn't mean that I have to settle with "I threaten him." You can describe the threat without having to act it out.
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 12:47 AM
    It’s almost like he said that...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 11:55 PM
    Folks, you can decide what you like, but don’t accept work at 1c/w.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 10:13 PM
    It’s a different game, but my WOIN system allows for REP (reputation) to be awarded as a reward.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 09:59 PM
    I would not advise any new writer to accept less than 3c/w. And that’s really basement rate pay. Accepting less than that normalises it. Editing is a separate job, paid similarly per word. And yes, payment upon acceptance is appropriate. Good call on that! :)
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 09:02 PM
    Just build a large starship without engines?
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 06:57 PM
    After a long illness, Larry DiTillio passed on March 16th at the age of 76. There's a good chance that DiTillio was a part of your childhood or your later geeky years and not even know it. While gamers will remember him as the writer for the Origins award-winning Masks of Nyarlathotep or T&T's The Isle of Darksmoke, he also wrote for Fat Albert, two He-Man shows, She-Ra (which he created), Beast...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 06:51 PM
    Well that’s for you to decide. I can tell you what I did — I supported the d20 STL and the GSL for about 15 years give or take, but I went with the plain OGL this time around. Third time lucky. But what’s right for me isn’t necessarily what’s right for anybody else. Also, I use tools like Kickstarter and Patreon.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 05:51 PM
    If you publish on DMsG, you grant a perpetual license to others, including WotC, to use your work. Artwork, I believe, is excepted. While this doesn’t transfer the copyright, you are also prevented from publishing the work elsewhere. In addition, you pay 50% royalties. In exchange, you get access to some of WotC’s settings and other IP, including art assets. If you want to publish in the...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 11:53 AM
    I have just uploaded O.L.D. v1.2 Playtest Version to the downloads area. This is the near-final version of OLD v1.2. It's here for proofreading purposes. Please take a look and report any errata in below. In particular, we're looking for legacy v1.1 references, but also any other errors you might spot. There are many changes throughout, including but not limited to: Some races have changed,...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 01:54 AM
    The GM should always be free to say that something doesn’t apply. That said, think of it like comic books - people die all the time only to come back later. The only limit is a (semi) plausible reason. For the other question, it’s not really the number of exploits which makes something powerful. It how they combine. A thousand abilities gives a PC lots of versatility throughout any encounters...
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 12:44 AM
    I’ve played a lot of D&D games with a lot of different groups. They were all different. I have no idea what the real D&D experience is supposed to be.
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 12:38 AM
    One cent a word?
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    Sunday, 17th March, 2019, 12:19 AM
    It’s a trivial enough thing that it’s not worth worrying about unless it’s really bothering you. Sometimes being right is the least important thing at hand.
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 11:33 PM
    Well, OK. I think he was just asking for some volunteer DMs. :)
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 11:17 PM
    He said “setting” not “Campaign Setting” with Capital Letters. As in a place where the story is set. He could have meant it in the context of a world-spanning campaign setting like Greyhawk; he could be talking about a single town or dungeon like Waterdeep. We just don’t know how he uses the term; all we know is how each of us uses the term. He’s probably enjoying reading us all pouring...
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 11:00 PM
    Well, to you, perhaps. But the question is what does a “setting” count as to Thomas Valley?
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 08:45 PM
    The D&D logo, name, art, etc. aren’t OGL. You should probably remove those from the front page of the website if you’re using the OGL. No ads is definitely appreciated! :)
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 04:52 PM
    From what I've read online, they want to make it more detective than action. I like that idea.
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 04:17 PM
    Even the most hardened PC doesn't want a starship weapon pointed at them!
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 12:34 PM
    Yeah. It strikes me every week. You can see every penny of the budget. The set design alone is incredible.
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 12:32 PM
    Sadly, mine do not.
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 05:04 PM
    Me too. I loved it. I have come to realise that Jester David is the anti-me.
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 04:51 PM
    Thomas Valley, GameHoleCon's Adventurer's League coordinator, is currently asking for volunteer DMs for the show in November. As part of the post he refers to "The premiere of an Epic event set in as yet unannounced setting" and "The premiere of adventures set in as yet unannounced setting". Ravnica was introduced in 2018, and Eberron support was added to the DM's Guild. Other than...
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 02:35 PM
    James Ward, after whom the wizard "Drawmij" was named, is a game designer who worked for D&D's original pubisher TSR for many years. Amongst other things, he was behind titles like Deities & Demigods, Greyhawk Adventures, Gamma World, and Metmorphosis Alpha. He has agreed to write a column here on EN World recounting his memories of those years. When Morrus emailed me that EN World...
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 07:32 AM
    Pretty much every dragon has darkvision. Treat it as a new draconic ancestry or variant. I don't think that darkvision is game breaking at all, unless light-resource management is a big part of your campaign and you are limiting races to those without darkvision, which obviously isn't the case. You wouldn't have missed it if that were the case. Just let him keep it and move on. Perhaps make...
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 09:57 PM
    Or when Green Ronin released M&M and AGE, and then still worked with WotC? Or Sasquatch did similar? Or Monte Cook who left WotC and then came back for 5E and then left again?WotC doesn’t refuse to work with companies who release other books.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 08:45 PM
    Man, I’d buy an RPG if *you* wrote one with even less information! I mean, maybe I’m too much of a sucker for marketing. Certainly possible. But I *do* buy RPGs because they’re associated with a property I like. I have multiple Star Wars and Star Trek RPGs! I don’t know if that’s common or unusual. From my experience selling the Judge Dredd game, Dredd is the draw, not the system or me.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 07:32 PM
    I don’t know the answer to any of those questions. I know they made a campaign setting, so they have some design chops. Whether that would translate to a full game, I don’t know. They have a great relationship with Green Ronin and various designers who published the campaign setting. I don’t even know if they’d *want* to do something like that. All I really know for sure is that if they did,...
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 07:25 PM
    That is or is not what I was proposing. Although I wasn’t proposing anything. I haven’t said anything about changing their show. I wondered if they could publish an RPG. Clearly you strongly feel the answer to that question is “no”.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 06:26 PM
    How does writing a book “blow up” their relationship with WotC? Their relationship is not that precarious (unless you know something the rest of us don’t).
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 06:14 PM
    Not even slightly what I said.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 05:25 PM
    Very curious about Joker. I'll go see it because, hey, it's just a movie ticket and I'm curious. The worst that happens is I don't like it. But I am super curious.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 05:24 PM
    Nothing lasts forever. Start future-proofing early. And an RPG book isn't that big a hurdle.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 04:47 PM
    Right now there's a massive EN Publishing sale going on over at DriveThruRPG. Many books are up to two-thirds off! This includes not just the WOIN core rulebooks, but also things like the critically-acclaimed War of the Burning Sky adventure for D&D 5th Edition, and more! Titles include:
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 08:47 AM
    They could always hire someone to create a ruleset for them. But why give out on the expansive community, network, and system that is D&D? How easy will their fans be able to find games at their FLGS? Instead of expending resources designing, playtesting, and creating a community for their own game, I think they would be better off working with WotC to release their own adventure path. Yes,...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 07:07 PM
    True. But I don't know how difficult it is to make an animated show. It *sounds* a lot more difficult to me, but I've no way of gauging it.
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 12:43 PM
    Well, that’s branding, isn’t it? People would say “I’m playing Critical Role tonight!” and folks would know what that means. Building a brand is hard, but if anybody in the TRPG space, CR would have the best shot at it.
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 09:16 AM
    Minnesotans, Giant Lumberjacks, Giant Blue Oxen. Icicle Piercer Ice Mite Swarm Giant Moose (though even a normal moose is pretty darn formidable) Two mimics in the form of snow shoes Wendigo (I believe this was stated up in a thread on this site Thunderbird (stat a roc with natural spell casting allowing it to cast lightning, thunderwave, etc.) Stone golums, stone giants, galeb dur, and...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 08:30 AM
    As I understand it no. There are some rules to help move borderline characters to the next tier. I think using downtime. A DM did that for me once, but it was a while ago and I don't remember the rules. Besides, there have been some pretty big updates to the AL rules since then. But are your player planning on following AL rules for their characters so that they can use them in other AL games?...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 08:12 AM
    Yes! I'm so excited with my new toy that I forgot to recommend this. One of the best things I've ever did is create measure sticks for gridless play, using the instructions from DMs Craft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTT1ZU5pDBg Then I bought some polyester felt gaming mats that are gridless. I got fairly generic and reusable terrain patterns. The ones I bought are from Ceri design,...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 07:58 AM
    One reason I went with the Collabrewate case is that is it pretty portable. It has handle and can be carried from room to room or from home to game store/friends house pretty easily, especially if you go with a smaller screen size. It is not fully encased on the bottom, so you still have to take care, but I've seen people take screens in no case at all, lay them down and put a clear plastic cover...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 03:08 AM
    Sure. New ventures entail risk. An RPG rulebook isn’t *that* much of a risk, though. Especially if it was a Kickstarter stretch goal. Much easier to produce than an animated show!
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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.
My results - Read about my journey from RPG wanna-lancer to freelancer at the TesseraGuild.com
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Ability: Devour scenes at an alarming rate!

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Ability: Devour scenes at an alarming rate!

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Wednesday, 13th February, 2019

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

Wednesday, 6th February, 2019

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

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019

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

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019


Saturday, 12th January, 2019

  • 12:12 AM - Olaf the Stout quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Crowdfunding News – Era: Lyres, Treacherous Traps, They Came from Beneath the Sea!, The Fantasy Trip Adventures, and more
    Olaf the Stout - Speaking strictly as a fan, I agree that publishers could mine their pool of prior backers, it's a logical and, in many cases, a welcome advertising tactic, especially when offering like products. That said, I joined several crowdfunding campaigns that over use that option so I become notification numb to their alerts. As a journalist, I'll keep your question in mind as I talk to crowdfunding publishers in the future. :-) Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share an RPG-related job opportunity in a future article or discuss your RPG crowdfunding project, please contact me here. Yeah, I can see how it would quickly become annoying if they overdid it, especially when they’re advertising another Kickstarter and the one you backed still hasn’t been delivered yet. I’ve seen updates like that do nothing but get backers of the original campaign angry. However, I’m sure there’s a happy medium between never and every second day. Maybe one update when the project first goes live and a second update when there is 48-72 hours left as a last chance reminder.

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018

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

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018


Friday, 7th December, 2018

  • 12:57 AM - Charles Dunwoody quoted Egg Embry in post Investigate Strange Things in Dark Places & Demogorgons
    Excellent review! I had the chance to play with Eric Bloat at Origins 2018 (Survive This!! Zombies!) and it was a blast! Dark Places & Demogorgons looks fun! Thanks for the review! :-) Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share a crowdfunding campaign or a RPG-related job opportunity for a future article, please contact me here. Thanks Egg! There is a free supplement PDF out as well. https://www.rpgnow.com/product/260633/DARK-PLACES--DEMOGORGONS--Holiday-Special--FREE-pdf?src=newest

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Tuesday, 18th September, 2018

  • 06:15 PM - Charles Dunwoody quoted Egg Embry in post RPG Jobs Roundup: Tor.com, Harebrained Schemes, and Wizards of the Coast
    There's been an update for the prior job roundup (in the comments). Bloat Games has updated the details of the Tales from Vigilante City Vol. I anthology submissions in a press release here. The highlights are: + Reduced minimum word count. + Submissions deadline announced. + Tales From Vigilante City Vol. II announced. + Some details about the post-submissions process Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're a publisher that would like to share an RPG-related job opportunity, please contact me here. Sounds interesting. And plenty of time before the deadline.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018

  • 10:46 PM - dave2008 quoted Egg Embry in post Check Out the Scene at Columbus’ Origins Game Fair 2018
    Excellent! It's a fun bit of gaming! I come up from Atlanta, and plan on doing it next year. :-) If you go, ping me (here, the Wanna-lancer link, most social media), I'd like to say hi in-person. :-) Thanks, Egg Embry, Wanna-lancer If you're looking for helpful tips and stock art for your RPG, check out CREATE YOUR OWN FANTASY RPG ADVENTURE - RPG RESOURCES BOOKS on Kickstarter (featuring James Ward, Lenard Lakofka, Rick Hershey, myself, and more). Will do!
  • 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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