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    You might remember that, a few months ago, there was a story here on EN World about the Tails of Equestria role-playing game. Based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the game was produced by a European games company called River Horse, under license from Hasbro. While European customers could order the products directly from River Horse, North American customers would find the product line...
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Saturday, 28th October, 2017

  • 12:50 AM - Libramarian mentioned Alzrius in post Harassment At PaizoCon 2017
    Go back and re-read Post Number One. It was a better description than the material we had to work with when I was on Jury Duty. So this? "Reducing the event to a level that will maintain confidentiality, my understanding based on my investigation was that Bill Webb took an action and engaged in speech that could be construed as a sexual advance or as gender-dismissive." That's better than what you had to work with when you were on jury duty? Matt Finch also says this later in his statement, which as @Alzrius pointed out earlier seems to have been intentionally omitted by @Christopher Helton in his article: "A series of tweets brought to our attention have mentioned that an altercation occurred at the time of the incident, and that a Paizo employee was injured. From talking to the individual who made the complaint we have not been made aware of any altercation beyond the behavior of Mr. Webb addressed in the complaint." So he doesn't think anyone was attacked and injured. Finch also originally posted a screenshot of FGG's conversation with the person who made the harassment complaint, saying: "In terms of the affected person’s own view on the matter, and as a lead-in to a discussion of the recent tweets, we believe that the following communication will give third parties a better understanding of the context of the event...." But the screenshot is now deleted. In the RPG.net thread he explains, "Edit: the person who filed the complaint has called me to talk about the event, which w...

Saturday, 19th December, 2015

  • 03:01 AM - horacethegrey mentioned Alzrius in post ONE PUNCH MAN (Manga/Anime) - Just a Hero for Fun
    @Alzrius Glad I could help. :) I actually first heard of this series in another forum and they were already selling the comedic aspect of the premise. Had it been advertised in another way I probably wouldn't have bothered, as I haven't been following anime in years.

Saturday, 5th December, 2015

  • 07:44 AM - Lanefan mentioned Alzrius in post Gen Con Expands!
    Right next door, there is a tunnel that connects the two. So you will never have to go outside.I've been there several times - including staying at the Staybridge once which is behind the stadium - and have never seen such a tunnel. There's a road tunnel under the railway tracks, and a long hallway going south from the ICC right next to it, but both end before the street that runs crosswise between the ICC and the stadium; you have to go outside to cross this street and the plaza in front of the stadium...which is no big deal, really; it's not that far. Housing: Alzrius given my (ridiculous lack of) luck in the screen-refresh wars during both event reg and housing reg over the years I would FAR prefer a housing lottery system. That way I might have a chance. :) Lan-"still deciding whether to go this time around and I guess I'd better commit soon, either way"-efan

Thursday, 19th November, 2015

  • 04:29 AM - Hussar mentioned Alzrius in post I just don't see why they even bothered with the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide.
    LOL. Alzrius claims that Kickstarter does not hurt retailers. We have a retailer saying that Kickstarter is not good for retailers, but, that's apparently not good enough. What exactly do you require Alzrius?
  • 12:36 AM - Hussar mentioned Alzrius in post I just don't see why they even bothered with the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide.
    ...retail level they are usually already well in to their "long tail" of sales without even hitting the store shelves yet. I've spoken with four local store owners in NM and AZ who feel that it's pointless to compete with Kickstarter on these crowdfunded products, and only one store which does, but at a constant loss....and one of the owner's employees told me that there aren't enough "guys like me" who come in to their shop to justify the retailer backing so many Kickstarters, and the product just languishes on store shelves. That last point hammers home something significant, I feel, about the Kickstarter market vs. the retail market: retail aims for the general crowd in a local area, and needs to offer the product most likely to be what they want. Kickstarter can focus nationally or internationally on extremely specific niche products which would never, ever succeed at the retail level but absolutely have enough fans over a wide enough range on the internet to become successful. Alzrius - does this count as possible examples of Kickstarter not being retail friendly?

Monday, 16th November, 2015

  • 01:23 AM - Hussar mentioned Alzrius in post I just don't see why they even bothered with the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide.
    Alzrius - you are confusing direct with indirect competition. If McDonalds was selling D&D minis or D&D modules, they would be direct competition. Kickstarter isn't exactly direct competition, since, but, much closer than McDonalds. Why is saying Kickstarter isn't particularly retailer friendly such an issue here? You have a separate channel creating and distributing gaming products that largely completely avoids retailers. It cuts retailers out of the loop. Like that mentioned Reaper Minis, which, right there, that's direct competition. Those minis would normally have been sold at retailers, but, now you have three lines that aren't. Is it going to drive the FLGS out of business? Most likely not. Heck, a retailer, if they wanted to, could get in on a Kickstarter and then turn around and sell the products. I'd be surprised if retailers hadn't at least considered it. But, I imagine it's not something that's helping retailers very much and it is a kind of competition, even if i...

Sunday, 15th November, 2015

  • 04:04 PM - Hussar mentioned Alzrius in post I just don't see why they even bothered with the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide.
    Alzrius - I think you're missing what's being said. If a Kickstarter product is not being distributed to retailers, then it is no different, really, than something like Drive-Thru RPG. It's a competing channel for RPG dollars. It's a zero sum game. If someone is buying their material through kick-starters, then they have that much less money to buy a product at a retailer. Kickstarter isn't particularly retailer friendly since many kickstarters are not meant for retail sales. The kickstarter projects sell direct to the customer, quite often, and completely bypass retailers. That's not particularly retailer friendly. Which is the point that's being made here. It's a competing channel.

Sunday, 14th June, 2015

  • 09:17 PM - Irennan mentioned Alzrius in post Asmodeus in 5E Faerun
    @Alzrius I tried to search over the internt for a more offcial post, but I just found other people claiming the same thing. However, according to this post: http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12185&whichpage=1#257750 the contract and its terms were explained at a GenCon seminar by Ed and TSR employees (yeah it isn't what you're looking for, but it is quite interesting, so I decided to point it out). The contract -however- exists, as confirmed in this article: http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?404-Ryan-Dancey-Acquiring-TSR#.VX3l3fntmkov , by Ryan Dancey. Personally, I trust THO to speak truth about Ed, but if you want to check whether the contract establishes that Ed's word is canon, you could just send him a message via twitter (https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse), linking him THO's post (http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17833&whichpage=1#422069) and asking him if what she said is true.

Saturday, 13th June, 2015

  • 09:23 PM - Irennan mentioned Alzrius in post Asmodeus in 5E Faerun
    @Alzrius I think we're speaking past each other (and have been repeating the same concept). THO has been Ed's voice for 11+ years, so she was believed and wasn't asked for proof when she talked about Ed's agreement with TSR. People can obviously doubt that, currently lacking any publicly shared picture of said agreement. Either way, until we have Ed's answer, the discussion won't go anywhere.
  • 03:50 AM - Irennan mentioned Alzrius in post Asmodeus in 5E Faerun
    @Alzrius When answering, Ed always provide the canon answer if possible (i.e. he always does so unless hitting an NDA), so those answers --which concern matters discussed with WotC in the meetings about how the FR would have looked post Sundering, or clarify on products released by WotC-- are indeed canon. That doesn't necessarily imply the vice-versa, but then, if you won't believe THO (who I guess browses Candlekeep and e-mails the posters' answers to Ed because -being hyper-busy as he is- he lacks time to spend browsing forums. Also, since Ed goes to GenCon and so do many Candlekeep posters -there is even a meeting of them since 2012, which Ed partecipates to- you would think that if she didn't have Ed's ear, the matter would have come up in so much time), the only answer could come from Ed himself (he also uses twitter, if you don't have facebook).
  • 12:35 AM - Irennan mentioned Alzrius in post Asmodeus in 5E Faerun
    Alzrius Well, we have these threads (strating from http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1901 and ending with the current http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19841&whichpage=1) which are questions posed to Ed Greenwood over 11 years, and all his answers have been delivered by The Hooded One. This has lasted 11 years, if you still doubt THO's word, you could directly ask Ed on his facebook (or ask directly about this matter). I didn't mean that canon is a popularity contest, when I said that many accept Ed's word as canon I meant it on a side note. I didn't mean non negotiable, I meant that it is a quite relevant matter, and with the voices running wild, WotC or Ed would have stepped in saying that they are a lie.
  • 12:00 AM - Irennan mentioned Alzrius in post Asmodeus in 5E Faerun
    @Alzrius Well, Ed trusts her to speak on his behalf, and she has done that for more than 10 years now (she has basically become his voice), this is quite enough for me (and for many others, including the admins of the FR wiki, since they accept Ed's answers as valid references for info contained in articles). Also, from this link : http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1854&&whichpage=1#30938 it emerges that THO owns a copy of said contract (sure, she could be lying and making everything up, but I mean, what would be the point of that?). Besides, this matter is non neglectable, and the info about Ed's word being canon has been told multiple times and on multiple occasions (as I said, even at a GenCon panel). If it weren't the case, surely Ed or anyone else would have clarified. Especially since he and THO contact each other quite often (she is one of his players in his original world campaign, IIRC). Except that in this case, that's a moot point anyway. If they own the intellectual ...

Tuesday, 11th November, 2014

  • 08:13 PM - Jester David mentioned Alzrius in post A 5e OGL isn't going to cause another Pathfinder scenario and here's why
    Sure you can. We do that all the time with ZEITGEIST, etc. As @Alzrius says, that might be something I'm remembering from the initial draft that was changed after the 3PP balked, and I had not noticed. Checking now... --edit-- I don't see anything and cannot find a copy of the original pre-Feb 2009 GSL. But the FAQ refers to something as "Section 6" that caused problems: Q: Why was Section 6 removed from the license? A: The decision was made after listening to the concerns of the industry and community. Many publishers were concerned about adopting the GSL because of Section 6. We want publishers to create products under the GSL, not go around it, so we removed Section 6 to make the GSL easier to adopt. From: http://www.wizards.com/d20/files/4E_GSL_FAQ.pdf I remember the section causing problems. Looking quickly, I found this. So I apparently missed the revision.

Monday, 10th November, 2014

  • 11:30 PM - Sadras mentioned Alzrius in post Gamehole Con Live Tweeting Perkins Panel
    Alzrius & Dausuul I understand the challenge very clearly, but I do not think it is impossible to do. 1st Film: Do an origin story of how these Elves turned black, evil and to the worship of Lolth...expand on the story of the Crown Wars (if following FR's history) or Elfwars (2e The Complete Book of Elves)...etc 2nd Film: Do a story of survival, reflect on the break away Eilistraee worshipping Drow, the conflict that perhaps arose, and introduce "white" surface slave traders, showcasing the greater evil and threat in the underground, the Illithids. 3rd Film: The Rise of Drizzt? A love story, Drizzt & Cattie-brie? It really doesn't have to be a black/white thing, there is so much more that they can explore.

Sunday, 26th October, 2014

  • 11:46 AM - pemerton mentioned Alzrius in post The Multiverse is back....
    Greg Benage - you're right that I'm not a Gadamer guy! But like Alzrius, you seem to be making assumptions about my philosophical views. I haven't indicated whether I am in the mainstream of analytic philosophy or not; I have made any comments about my own view. My point is that there is a mainstream view in the community of anaytic moral philosophers, that that view is one of the objectivity of moral truth, and that view isn't held in a simplistic or unreasoned manner. From your post, you seem to agree at least with the first bit of that, even if you think the reasons for that view are overly simplistic. Also, in at least some of the Continental tradition, the scepticism about objective morality extends to scepticism about objective or "mind-independent" truth more generally, which means that the contrast that Alzrius regards as self-evident - between (say) physical and moral truth - will still not be accepted by them. Do you believe that field of moral philosophy has changed/evolved over time? <snip> What factors affected this evolution proc...
  • 01:17 AM - pemerton mentioned Alzrius in post The Multiverse is back....
    Alzrius: I assume that you accept that there is such an academic discipline as analytic moral philosophy. I assume that you also accept that the practitioners of this discipline - moral philosophers - have opinions about, and debate about, the semantics of moral utterance and the metaphysics of morals. From those two premises, it follows that one of the three alternatives is true: 1) The mainstream view among these philosophers is that morality is objective; 2) The mainstream view among these philosophers is that morality is subjective; 3) There is no view that is mainstream among these philosophers. Now, with resepct to these three alternatives, there are three epistemic possibilities: A) The true alternative is known; B) The true alternative is not known but is knowable; C) The true alternative is not known, because unknowable. I assert (A) that the true alternative is knowable, and is known, and also (1) that the mainstream view among these philosphers is ...

Saturday, 25th October, 2014

  • 04:01 AM - pemerton mentioned Alzrius in post The Multiverse is back....
    Alzrius, I don't know what you're trying to prove, but you don't seem to have understood my posts very clearly. First, you complain about a lack of citations. I have offered multiple works. Do you want page numbers for A Theory of Justice? Look up "reflective equilibrium" in the index. Do you want to read Raz's account of the interest theory of rights? From memory, it's in chapter 8 of The Morality of Freedom. These are actual examples of actual moral argumentation by leading contemporary figures who regard morality as objective. Do you want to read a defence of non-objective morality? Then read Blackburn's Spreading the Word and Ruling Passions. Do you want to read a devastating critique of Blackburn? Then read Bob Hale's essay "‘The Compleat Projectivist’, The Philosophical Quarterly 36 (1986): 65–84. (This doesn't deal with Ruling Passions, which is a more recent work, but Hale's objections are easily extended to cover Blackburn's later work - if you PM me I can send you my relevant u...
  • 01:36 AM - pemerton mentioned Alzrius in post The Multiverse is back....
    Alzrius, Kamikaze Midget - I've referred you to the two leading journals in contemporary Engish-language moral and political philosophy: Ethics and Philosophy and Public Affairs. If you want to see what the methods look like, download any article from a recent issue and read it! Facile remarks about burdens of proof and "having set a high bar" are just that - facile. If I said the mainstream view in geology is that the earth is over 4 billion years old, or that the mainstream view in contmporary biology is that speciation is the result of natural selection rather than divine intervention, you wouldn't expect me to cite anything. These things are obviously true, known to anyone with a passing familiarity with the disciplines. Well, I have more than a passing familiarity with contemporary anaytic moral philosophy. I publish in the field, I know some of the leading figures, I supervise students in the field and send them to be examined by others with knowledge of what those others regard as ma...

Tuesday, 14th October, 2014

  • 11:25 PM - Hand of Evil mentioned Alzrius in post What's your #1 book that you think every tabletop gamer should read? And why?
    I just don't know if there is a good answer for the topic, just too many genre to address, each with their own #1 book. Think Alzrius makes a good point with Playing at the World by Jon Peterson but it is gaming related. That being said, Nine Princes in Amber, great characters, interesting concept & plot that can be using in gaming, from character creation and adventures.

Thursday, 17th July, 2014

  • 05:21 AM - pemerton mentioned Alzrius in post Is there a "Cliffs Notes" summary of the entire 4E experience?
    ...r moves that generate outcomes that can be read back into that continuous flow of time and movement. Anyone who thinks, for example, that because of the action economy rules a peasant rail gun is possible, hasn't understood the metagame character of the action economy. A 1x/encounter power is no different. It is a rationing of player moves that generates outcomes that can be read back into the continuous flow of time and movement. If a player in any edition of D&D says "My guy is really desperate and doesn't want to die - I'm attacking the orc twice" the correct response is that desperation and the desire not to die are already built into the rules. You still only get one attack roll. Likewise the player who says "I'm trying to really belt him a second time - I want to use Brutal Strike again" or "I want to disable that group too - I want to use Blinding Barrage again" - the correct response is that the ability to reliably pull out those moves is already built into the rules. By Alzrius's standards, attacking is dissociated because a player can't attempt multiple attacks in the same round, for purely metagame reasons. But that is not a helpful description - for instance, it (wrongly) implies that there is no connection between the limits on declared moves and the fiction. Whereas there is such a connection, it's just that it's not one way. We don't read the action economy off some already-known fiction. Nor do we read the fiction straight off the action economy (which gives us stop motion worlds and peasant rail guns). We read the fiction off a conjunction of the outcomes generated by deployment of the action economy, and the game mechanical means used to generate those outcomes. This is not always a purely mechanical or algorithmic process - that's part of why RPGs can be truly characterised as a creative pastime.


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Wednesday, 28th March, 2018

  • 10:11 PM - delericho quoted Alzrius in post Is Dark Sun Coming To D&D?
    As much as I loved Dark Sun back in AD&D 2E, I honestly can't get excited about this for 5E. Why? Because quite honestly, we're never going to receive anything like the old Dark Sun Campaign Setting of yore. I don't just mean because boxed sets have gone the way of the dodo, either. Rather, the 5E model is to put out a hardcover adventure for a setting, and if it does well simply release more hardcover adventures, slipping new crunch in the appendices. Maybe there'll be a combination monster book/sourcebook or two, but those are comparatively unlikely. So we'll get a hardcover adventure titled "Day of the Defiler" or something similar, and that will likely be it, just like we did for Ravenloft. (And we won't see the Dark Sun logo either; 5E is far too tightly focused on "Dungeons & Dragons" as its own brand to do that.) While that's true, it's also worth bearing in mind that they're likely to open the setting up to DM's Guild at the same time as they publish something. Which means that a...
  • 07:32 PM - iserith quoted Alzrius in post Is Dark Sun Coming To D&D?
    Why? Because quite honestly, we're never going to receive anything like the old Dark Sun Campaign Setting of yore. Personally, I don't need any of that. Just the bits that are missing from the core D&D 5e rules that are unique to Dark Sun and I'm good to go. There is plenty of stuff on the internet for lore (and I don't mean pirating PDFs of the boxed sets).

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Saturday, 21st October, 2017

  • 01:16 AM - Abstruse quoted Alzrius in post News Digest: Empyrea Canceled, New Stranger Things Game, Warhammer 40K Comics, and more!
    But things like this don't help her avoid that characterization: 90033 Let's unpack this particular bit because it's something I know a lot about from years of covering the game industry and as a podcaster. This podcaster sent a private message requesting to "hear both sides" of an issue. This issue was a woman who claims she was sexually harassed by a man in the industry she worked in. The only Google results for his podcast was a scheduled Q&A with the person she says harassed her and threatened her career. After she declines and points him to her public statements, but he continues to try to convince her to be on with vague threats of "not having her side" otherwise. She declines a SECOND time. And he keeps pestering her. I repeat, a woman who just went public about her story of sexual harassment. No means no, even when it's "No comment". You ask once, get an answer, say "Thank you for responding, have a good day." And you move on with what information you have. I have no idea how the p...

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Thursday, 5th January, 2017

  • 09:16 PM - aramis erak quoted Alzrius in post Your Most Anticipated RPG Of 2017?
    Tails of Equestria! (The My Little Pony RPG, to be clear) EDIT: No, that is not a typo. The game is called "Tails" of Equestria, not "Tales." Ok, now that makes 2 I'm anticipating.
  • 04:03 PM - AngusA quoted Alzrius in post Your Most Anticipated RPG Of 2017?
    The game's Facebook page isn't the best source of information for it, given how infrequently it's updated. I'd recommend the pair of articles that were published on ICv2. I agree, but I couldn't find an official non-Facebook page on River Horse's site so thought I'd link to their Facebook as atleast it's an official page run by the publishers. Certainly hope a lot more information and a better web presence for the game starts up before it's launch in a few months time!

Thursday, 28th April, 2016


Wednesday, 6th April, 2016

  • 11:33 PM - RobShanti quoted Alzrius in post When Dragons Play Dungeons
    On one hand, you need to keep prisoners happy, and D&D isn't dangerous as hobby's go. It's relatively cheap but keeps multiple prisoners entertained. On the other hand, people are sent to prison because they're horrible people and to be punished. Well said, Jester. Just because one does something illegal doesn't make them a horrible person. In the US, 50% of prisoners are incarcerated on drug related offenses, which can be very minor. I'm guessing many of them are not "horrible people." Heck, when I went to traffic court to contest a speeding ticket there where several people who chose to be incarcerated because they could not pay there fines for traffic violations! Let's try no to paint with to broad of a brush. It *does* make them horrible people, Dave. YOU'RE the one painting with too broad a brush. There's a huge difference between "incarcarated" in jail and "incarcerated" in prison. Those in jail, as Ampolitor pointed out, are serving relatively minor sentences (one year or un...

Tuesday, 5th April, 2016

  • 05:39 PM - dave2008 quoted Alzrius in post When Dragons Play Dungeons
    Sure, but taking role-playing materials away because they promote "fantasies of escape" is pretty ridiculous, as the link shows. I agree

Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016

  • 04:33 PM - delericho quoted Alzrius in post DriveThruRPG pulls Alpha Blue from distribution, pending review
    Two days ago the PDF of the game was pulled from DriveThruRPG, citing that it had been flagged under their new content-reporting system. According to Venger's blog, the product is currently being reviewed internally by the DTRPG team, with an expected decision "within two business weeks." It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Hopefully, they'll come to the right decision and show that their new Reporting system is working as intended. (Not being familiar with the product in question, I'm not going to venture an opinion on what the 'right' decision is.)

Friday, 4th March, 2016

  • 10:41 AM - delericho quoted Alzrius in post From Tor.com - A Harry Potter Article with particular parallels to Forgotten Realms and D&D Fandom
    I doubt this will ever happen, but I think it'd be great if there was a blockbuster series of novels where the author publishes the very last book under a Creative Commons license, so that anyone can write and legally sell derivative works. Since it'd be the last book in the series, the author would already have made a killing, so there'd be very little money lost... Two weaknesses of this leap out at me: 1) The author may very well change his/her mind about that "last book", in the same way Rowling has decided to revisit Harry Potter years after "Deathly Hallows". 2) Doing so may well impact the potential for licensing for movies/TV shows/whatever.
  • 07:50 AM - Tonguez quoted Alzrius in post From Tor.com - A Harry Potter Article with particular parallels to Forgotten Realms and D&D Fandom
    NO, in a Novel like Harry Potter it is the creators right to define every aspect of it as they see fit and audiences just need to accept that is what the author intended and any fan interpretation are put aside Game worlds however are intended to be shared mediums where the players (DMs in particular) are expected to create and recreate things. In that case it is best that authors act to minimize their impact or at least to reply to and incorporate fanon. I doubt this will ever happen, but I think it'd be great if there was a blockbuster series of novels where the author publishes the very last book under a Creative Commons license, so that anyone can write and legally sell derivative works. Since it'd be the last book in the series, the author would already have made a killing, so there'd be very little money lost (especially since people would want to buy the "official" book anyway), and there'd be a lot of budding young authors who could get their start in an established series,...

Friday, 22nd January, 2016

  • 01:37 AM - Boneguard quoted Alzrius in post Gygax Magazine to Cease Publication
    It's unfirtunate about the magazine, but considering the whole legal issues they faced...completely crazy if you ask me...I cannot fault them. including a series of digest-sized adventures for multiple RPG systems Depending on the RPG systems used that could prove interesting. Hopefully they'll have something to satisfy old school gamers like me who didn't get into the newer stuff. [snip] and an as-yet unnamed new espionage RPG (currently using the internal code name Acrid Herald) by Merle Rasmussen. His "Top Secret" RPG (the original one) was quite fun to play, are we looking into somethnig completely new or a new Top Secret edition?.

Thursday, 14th January, 2016

  • 02:57 PM - delericho quoted Alzrius in post Expected Additions to SRD 1.2
    If you're saying that we should agree to disagree, then I don't agree to that. :p Okay, I'll agree to disagree one whether we should agree to disagree. Agreed? Or shall we agree to disagree on that, too? :)
  • 02:52 PM - delericho quoted Alzrius in post Expected Additions to SRD 1.2
    I don't believe that to be the case; you've posited that the author feels that such material "has" to be there, that it's a necessary work-around, and I don't grant that particular premise. Then it's not the same discussion, and there's little point in continuing.
  • 02:30 PM - delericho quoted Alzrius in post Expected Additions to SRD 1.2
    Leaving aside the issue that it's a good reason if the author felt that it was - namely, that the good reason was that it made the book work - that leaves aside the issue of convenience versus necessity. The author could very much have felt that those materials didn't have to be there, but were simply more convenient in doing so (e.g. not having to cross-reference the PHB). The topic at hand is material that's in the PHB but not in the SRD, and the workarounds that that requires. Reframing it to a matter of mere convenience is a different debate. Except that it's not axiomatic that the book will necessarily cost more because of that; That's why I went with 80 pages of material rather than, say, 10. The latter is small enough that the PDF may or may not cost more, but with 80 pages, amounting to a quarter of the book, there's little doubt. the author isn't simply willing to take the (altogether minor) loss in order to provide you with 80 pages worth of bonus content? 80 pages i...


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