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    Today, 02:42 AM
    Don’t call people who don’t like the same things you do names, please. If the thread topic doesn’t interest you, please find one that does.
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    Today, 02:15 AM
    Here you go: "We're reaching out to let you know that Curse Media will be joining the Fandom team. We are excited for this new opportunity to grow and improve your favorite sites and services. So that you can keep enjoying Curse Media after the transition, we are asking for your consent to transfer your account terms and personal data associated with your account to Fandom to the extent...
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    Today, 12:31 AM
    I thought it might be fun to compile a little list for folks to use when looking for festive material for their games. An adventure, stats for Santa, whatever -- if you know of something, put a link in here. Must be free!
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    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    You may be right. It's just not something I've noticed.
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    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    Unearthed Arcana is back with an article from WotC's Jeremy Crawford and Ben Petrisor called Sidekicks! "If you’ve ever wanted an animal, a town guard, or another creature to join you on your adventures, this month’s Unearthed Arcana is for you. It gives you a straightforward way to turn a creature into your sidekick and have that companion level up with you."
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    Unearthed Arcana is back with an article from WotC's Jeremy Crawford and Ben Petrisor called Sidekicks! "If you’ve ever wanted an animal, a town guard, or another creature to join you on your adventures, this month’s Unearthed Arcana is for you. It gives you a straightforward way to turn a creature into your sidekick and have that companion level up with you."
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    Hmmm. I’m thinking back. It’s happened a couple of times, but I’m sure it’s not usually connected.
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    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    WotC held a contest back in October to create art of a new monster, the prize being $5000, a visit to WotC, and their monster becoming a miniature. The winner has just been announced as Will Kalkanis, who created the monster below. There were also ten runners up which you can see in a slideshow over on SyFy.com. Thanks to Oryzarius for the scoop!
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    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    This week on EN5ider, we have a new plug-in location. Deirdre's Ghost is a large vessel, sunk long ago. Recently, it has appeared on a rocky shore. This plug-in location includes a description, and plot hooks which include sinister academics, a rusted golem, a ghost, a sea hag, and some kraken eggs... by Ambrose Ingram; illustrated by Rachel Maduro. Recently on EN5ider: #245....
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    Yesterday, 09:33 AM
    Yeah, railroad campaigns are the worst. ;-)
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Sunday, 16th December, 2018, 10:54 PM
    People are allowed to not like things you like. They're also allowed to say that. If you're not interested in this thread, there are many other threads to choose from.
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    Sunday, 16th December, 2018, 06:35 PM
    I don't think anything you just said is true.
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    Sunday, 16th December, 2018, 04:51 PM
    Note that it's an app for the whole of DriveThruRPG, not just DM's Guild. Very useful.
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    Sunday, 16th December, 2018, 07:30 AM
    For those using the Warfare rules, someone with the Twitter handle @pikaoku created a "Unit Card Maker", available here: https://www.unit.pikaoku.com/
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    Sunday, 16th December, 2018, 06:01 AM
    Can anyone explain what "Size" in the "size per level" table is? For example, for a keep he gives sample maps of a a small and a large keep. It the large keep a size "20"? I can't find anything in the book that explains what the "size" value is. The entire table is useless without explaining what it means. EDIT: Never mind. I'm blind.
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    Sunday, 16th December, 2018, 12:54 AM
    Lord of the Rings has elves.
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    Sunday, 16th December, 2018, 12:16 AM
    What it says in the title. Yes or no?
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    Saturday, 15th December, 2018, 06:23 AM
    At my table they date to never. But yes, according to Wikipedia, they date to Dragon issue #37, published in 1980, but they were not published in any D&D hard cover while I was playing (I switched to Warhammer in late high school and stopped role playing when I went to college. Then I get back into D&D when 5e comes out and there are Tieflings and Dragonborn. Now you want me to adjust to...
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    Saturday, 15th December, 2018, 02:35 AM
    Well, at the risk of upsetting doctorbadwolf, I mainly dislike them because I'm an opinionated Gen Xer who believes that only Fey creatures, not Vampires or Dragons, should sparkle. Also, I don't like the idea of psionic dragons. Leave that to the aberrations and their twisted thralls. Really. No good reason. The artwork for the gem dragons in Matt's book are awesome. They look cool and...
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    Saturday, 15th December, 2018, 02:26 AM
    <SNIP> I find that many people react strongly to opinionated people. Some people love them--find them more interesting and fun to listed to and argue with. Others find them annoying and full of themselves. When I moved to New York City, I fell in love instantly. Most Americans have negative stereotypes of New Yorkers. After moving back to the Midwest, I find I have to tone it down. Whenever I...
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 06:16 PM
    Well, luckily it can only mean the end of the D&D *name*. The OGL ensures that the game itself will live on, even if under a different name.
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 05:41 PM
    Because they make more then than by selling it when it's less valuable?
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 02:25 PM
    Morrus replied to Rotating DMs?
    I'm now thinking about a DM in the centre of a doughnut shaped table, slowly rotating while running the game.
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 01:18 PM
    For Starfinder fans, there's now a Critical Hit Deck available. Each time you score a critical hit, you can draw a card to determine its effect beyond the usual double damage! "Do you want your critical hits to deal more than double damage? Want your arc rifle to have options beyond arcing to a new target? Think setting things on fire should be the beginning of what a flamethrower can...
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 07:43 AM
    Which book would you recommend? I have Dragon Heist. What other book would flesh out the city more?
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 07:40 AM
    I'll let Matt answer that from the book: I think most people who use the book will keep to type, as the system makes it easiest to do so, but you could re-purpose with very little work to customize. Nope. What makes Matt annoying to most people, including me the first time I tried to watch his videos, is his motor-mouth delivery. I find as I started listening to more podcasts, I...
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 06:48 AM
    Pages 149-230, so 81 pages. 39 monsters (quick count, may be off by one or a couple) 2 demons 1 devil A section on the celestial court with 6 celestials (2 page treatment for each, 1 full-page art and one with stats and fluff) A section on "The Court of All Flesh": 7 abberations. Art for each one, some near full-page pieces. A section on "The Court of Arcadia": six fey. I really like...
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 06:32 AM
    I like the warfare rules. The warefare rules are completely open content, so I could past them here, but I don't want to clutter the thread. I'm wondering if there is a PDF out there of just the warfare rules? I can only find the earlier simplified rules he posted, which are not the same as those in the book.
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 06:17 AM
    I'm having trouble focusing on the crunch... I'm enjoying reading the side stories. The included adventure, which can be used to earn a party a stronghold, looks fun.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 06:15 AM
    The bestiary appendix has some cool monsters. Not a fan of gem dragons, but I like additional fey, aberrations, elementals, fiends, and celestials.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 05:52 AM
    The maps and artworks are gorgeous. Well designed graphically. I find the maps of the different stages of a stronghold to be very helpful.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 05:41 AM
    I do like his design philosophy that strongholds must cost a lot, but not take too long to build. Base costs are keep=10,000 GB; tower = 8,000 GP; temple=8,000 Gp; establishment= 6,000 Gp
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 05:32 AM
    I just downloaded my copy and am looking it over. Way too much content for me to go over before bed and I have a long day of work tomorrow and my monthly 8-hour game on Saturday to prep for. I am considering using this in my current campaign. I would be interested in any opinions on whether any of the mechanics are overpowered or otherwise problematic. I know it was pretty heavily play tested,...
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 04:18 AM
    Paizocon, the official convention of Paizo and all things Pathfinder, returns for it’s 11th year from May 24-27 next year in Seattle, US. Badges are now available. Click on the image below! ”Since the first event in 2008, PaizoCon is an annual celebration of Paizo games and community. Come hang out with other fans, the entire Paizo crew, and our special guests during a 4-day weekend...
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 04:11 AM
    Paizocon, the official convention of Paizo and all things Pathfinder, returns for it’s 11th year from May 24-27 next year in Seattle, US. Badges are now available. Click on the image below! ”Since the first event in 2008, PaizoCon is an annual celebration of Paizo games and community. Come hang out with other fans, the entire Paizo crew, and our special guests during a 4-day weekend...
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    Friday, 14th December, 2018, 12:28 AM
    Well, nothing in the history of the world has ever lasted forever. I suspect this edition will last longer than any previous ones, but 6E will one day be a big thing. Maybe the biggest thing!
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 11:51 PM
    Deborah Ann Woll, who you may remember from Daredevil and True Blood, is creating a weekly show for the corporation which owns Geek & Sundry and Nerdist. "Part procedural, part game, and part graphic adventure", it's based on D&D, with Deborah Ann Woll has both Dungeon Master and storyteller. Here's the full announcement, in all its glory: Daredevil’s Deborah Ann Woll and Geek &...
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 11:05 PM
    The title is exactly what it is meant to be. :)
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 05:34 PM
    robus That’s awesome! I love the idea of people taking these and running with the ideas.
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    Thursday, 13th December, 2018, 01:08 PM
    NEW AZTLAN’S annual celebration. A civilization of long-dead dinosaurs led by the dinosaur mummy lord MIQUIZTLICOATL plots to reclaim their lost lands from the ruins beneath the city. You'll fight velociraptor mummies riding ankylosaurus skeletons! You'll meet a zombie t-rex! Have dinner with a hall of undead dinosaur nobles! As promised, upon hitting 100 wonderful patrons, here's the...
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 03:03 AM
    Literally not what I said. Read it again, please.
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 02:13 AM
    I agree with those that feel that advantage is too big a bonus and too easy to get while flanking. It creates a weird dynamic where the DM is left trying to figure out how to ensure everybody doesn't always have advantage on all attacks.
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 02:04 AM
    Eh. A link to an article which contains a link to a 2-month old article which refers to a tabloid article which predates the recent season. I'm happy to dismiss that one. :)
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 01:45 AM
    Even the kids who liked the prequels don't rank them as classics in the way we did the originals. When they're our age, they won't be reminiscing about the Star Wars prequels with rose-covered glasses in the way we do the OT. They'll be reminiscing about something, but it won't be the Star Wars prequels. Those three films never had that cultural zeitgeist.
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 01:39 AM
    I've not heard that. Full season in 2020 is the current information, AFAIK. But I'm happy to be corrected (well, I'm not, as I don't want it to be a short season).
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 01:30 AM
    Hey, noldona, did any of that help? :)
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 12:14 AM
    Many people are fans of a Drizzt. I enjoyed the Homeland trilogy, and The Crystal Shard was a fun read. Author R.A. Salvatore shares this "Drizzt Conception Story", which is the foreword of The Dark Elf Trilogy of 1998. Larry Elmore's depiction from the cover of The Crystal Shard "Here's a bit of an FAQ for you...people ask me all the time where Drizzt came from. Was he a character in...
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    Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, 12:07 AM
    Blimey. 9 is the largest I've run for, and that was not easy One bonus of a big group is that cancellations don't affect it so much. We tend to have missing players just disappear for the session. You do sound very.... strict. I'm not sure I'd personally enjoy a session that strict so much, but of course each to their own. :)
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 11:42 PM
    Thanks for sharing the post-play recap. Reading your question while designing the scene, all the discussions, and a recap of the play session is very helpful.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 11:26 PM
    I'd play it, but only as a LARP. Your XP is the number of minutes you last before being escorted out of the Wal Mart.
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  • MNblockhead's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 11:25 PM
    Hey, I could see enjoying playing Mr and Mrs Potato the TTRPG. When you kill an antagonist, you can take various body party to swap out with your own. Different body parts provide different advantages and disadvantages. Each character has a bag of body parts that are use to build them selves after a long rest. You can change your configuration one per long rest.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 11:18 PM
    Sounds cool. Just make the monsters Lovecraftian and sell it as a Cthulu campaign set in 1812
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 11:16 PM
    Right, so you turn it into the medieval fantasy version of Star Trek. The characters all man the "bridge" of their space/dimension faring vessel.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 10:24 PM
    Or ask as part of the conversation, like normal people do. There’s nothing wrong with asking a question during a conversation. Snark not required.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 10:20 PM
    No spoilers for the Elseworlds crossover please. This isn’t a spoiler thread. It doesn’t show here for a couple of weeks. You can start a new thread for that. :)
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 10:06 PM
    No I didn’t. Read it again.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 09:29 PM
    It’s all on Tim Shaw. He is solely responsible for his choices and actions. There is no way that anybody else has any culpability for his evil acts.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 09:27 PM
    You won’t like it.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 08:44 PM
    Presumably then they were that when she arrived? Her actions didn’t have anything to do with it?
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 08:35 PM
    The five planets were saved and returned home. That was that while wiring the TARDIS into the telepathic aliens thing.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 07:21 PM
    Something tells me Drunks & Dragons must have tweeted something today.... :)
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 03:08 PM
    Could be. But they are toning down the bombast about how epic the Doctor is. My bet is still a Dalek -- I'd bet they want to intrude Daleks in a scary way for a new generation of kids who are watching for the first time.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 02:43 PM
    Pendragon, the Arthurian game of chivalric knights, created by the recently passed Greg Stafford, was originally released in 1985. Over the years there have been various editions, and the game has been owned by Chaosium, Green Knight Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, and Nocturnal Media. Now it's returning to Chaosium, it's original publisher. Greg Stafford died this year. He considered...
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 02:28 PM
    So in retrospect, I think Capaldi's last two years were better than Whitaker's first, but this was better than Capaldi's first. I think overall for me, this series was enjoyable, but never wowed me. Still appointment viewing for me. New Year's Special -- the DNA of the most dangers creature in the universe, eh? Gotta be a Dalek, right? Then that's it until 2020. Ugh. Another year off.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 04:22 AM
    That pretty much is a campaign setting book. It has races and places and organisations and history and planes and religions and all that stuff. We just call it a Player’s Guide instead.
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    Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, 02:17 AM
    There’s the Player’s Guide (for players) and the Campaign Guide (for GMs/DMs).
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 09:40 PM
    You utterly misunderstood my point. Utterly.
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 07:42 PM
    Well, that's kind of the premise of one location in Lost Laboratory of Kwalish, though one session is not a campaign. I agree, an entire campaign of this would get old fast. Hard to make that awesome. Though, could other beasts survive. Are their spirits and undeed to interact with? Can you bring back any of the dead as you clear areas? Would the jellies and other monsters have evolved in this...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:15 PM
    I've decided to go ahead with this as an ongoing, probably monthly project. If you liked these, and would like me to continue making them, please do consider supporting my new Patreon. You can support for as little as a dollar, or as much as you think these are worth. Thank you so much! I'll still be posting them for free as jpegs like these, but on the Patreon you can get them as...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:04 PM
    Jon Hodgson used to be the creative director at Cubicle 7. They've recently relocated to Ireland, and Jon has started a new company called Handiwork Games, with two new games announced: Hellenistika, a greek D&D 5E setting by Ken Hite, and Beowulf, a mythic setting for one DM and one player, based on one of the oldest European fantasy stories. Here's the full announcement: ...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 09:05 AM
    Like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGVC6-Bohqk
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:47 AM
    When I wanted to get back into gaming, I was really put off by the need for miniatures. Watching Chris Perkins's videos helped and hurt. I loved the videos where he explains his thinking and gives tops on running the game, but his elaborate, pre-drawn maps seemed far beyond me. I bought into the impression many people had that 4e was heavily focused on tactical miniature combats and tried to...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:37 AM
    From UNDERNEATH LA – CIVIC CENTER TUNNELS "The lighted tunnels are about 12 feet wide and 10 feet high, big enough for a small bulldozer to drive through." https://strayngerranger.com/underneath-la-civic-center-tunnels/ A picture of a 10' high 20' wide wildlife underpass with a man walking underneath for scale. Imagine it half as wide and you have your 10x10 square. from "Animals put...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 06:07 AM
    Because, once us hoi polloi like it, it is no longer cool or high quality. Luckily there is a very long tail of high-concept TTRPGs for the hipster dogs to chase.
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 05:41 AM
    Our games start at 10am and end at 6pm Often donuts are brought and some players bring breakfast some somewhere they stopped on the way. We break for lunch and usually go to nearby place for takeout, though we've also ordered pizzas and have done pot lucks. Folks will usually bring some sodas, iced teas, and chips to share. I often skip dinner on game day, since I've been noshing...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 05:31 AM
    I bought a conference table and six conference room chairs from a company that was selling off a bunch of old furniture and equipment on Craigslist, which I've set up in my basement near a wood stove and kitchenette (full fridge, mini stove, sink and decent amount of counter space and cabinets. Nice for pot-luck game days. Also have a number of folding tables. When not running my D&D game,...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 05:10 AM
    Ever play Paranoia?
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 05:07 AM
    Yeah, if I went through the trouble, my players would find someway, somehow, without any intention of doing do, completely avoiding that encounter. Many a well planned battlemap set up has only been seen by this DM the night before the game...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 04:19 AM
    Discussions in other threads about the propriety of DMs limiting that campaigns in ways that ban things that some players love got me to thinking. Can you really come up with a campaign setting that NOBODY would like play in? Give it your best shot, come up with what you think is an awful campaign concept. The other part of this challenge is to try to show how these awful concepts could...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 04:16 AM
    Seems silly to keep debating a point of preference. Generally, I try to be very accommodating. My current campaign is especially so. But there are times when I want to run a very narrowly focused campaign. Some that I've been thinking of: 1. A party of human wizards in a world where arcane magic has been been banned an almost completely lost to the world. Driven underground. They are...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:50 AM
    This is the second in this series of One Page Adventures for D&D. The limits are simple: everything has to be on one single page, one side, of A4/letter-size paper. This one involves a desert, warring tribes of bullywugs, and some magical talismans, and is called Croaking Sirocco, based on an adventure by Kyle Carty. The first One Page Adventure was The Business of Emotion, which I...
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:43 AM
    That looks good to me!
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    Monday, 10th December, 2018, 12:14 AM
    Actor Joe Manganiello's birthday part was a few days ago. Guests included WotC's Nathan Stewart, Satine Phoenix, (and other folks!), and Chris Lindsay ran a D&D game for Joe and his friends. Lot of stuff on Twitter, Instagram, etc. Photos from Chris Linday Joe Manganiello "slays" his D&D character: https://twitter.com/satinephoenix/status/1071795998920388608
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 11:59 PM
    I didn’t draw the map. These are converted from existing adventures I commissioned for EN5ider.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 03:57 PM
    This one was incredibly challenging. Lots of detail to cram into very short sentences. The DM needs to instill a sense of wacky chaos.
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    Sunday, 9th December, 2018, 01:56 PM
    “State of the art tabletop design” is high praise indeed.
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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.
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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


Tuesday, 13th November, 2018


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 =)

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).


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