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    Today, 11:10 AM
    For the next two weeks, we''re going to try something new. This is an experiment, and there is a reasonable chance that it might not work out. For the next two weeks you may put your promotional/publisher posts in the relevant game forum. So if you have a Kickstarter for a new D&D 5E book, you may put it in the 5E forum instead (that's instead, not as-well-as). If the forms end up being...
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    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Morrus and Peter are joined this week for an epic-length episode by Rodney Thompson, designer on Star Wars SAGA Edition, Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, Lords of Waterdeep, Destiny 2, Dusk City Outlaws, and currently on Kickstarter: Spectaculars. In the news, we have the release of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage and Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, financial troubles at John Wick Presents,...
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 11:56 PM
    Oh, I see! What we in the hobby like to call "dice"! :D
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:53 PM
    I'd say "official" is nothing, but "default" is Forgotten Realms, if I were to distinguish between the two terms.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:15 PM
    What is "RNG"? I"m not familiar with that terminology.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 02:05 PM
    Presumable every action she takes deletes somebody from the perspective of a time traveller.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 12:07 PM
    Doesn't solidify until experienced? I've not heard that one.
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    Tuesday, 13th November, 2018, 11:27 AM
    Yeah. They used to get around that with the "fixed point in time" technobabble but they don't do that any more. But all of it's the past for the Doctor, so every alien stopped is altering history.
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 07:00 PM
    They're definitely doing the "teaching history" part of Doctor Who, aren't they? I agree that the Doctor was just a bystander in this episode. All they did is witness events.
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:16 PM
    Last month EN5ider, the 5E Patreon, introduced the Geomancer class. In this week's article, Josh Gentry provides you with three new geomancer orders - Order of the Apothecary (mystical healers), Order of the Architect (builders and protectors), and Order of the Rune Knight (wielders of elements in war). Illustrated by Julio Rocha and Tan Ho Sim. Recently on EN5ider: #239....
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    Monday, 12th November, 2018, 12:33 AM
    By "before" you mean in a different system. I guess if you value your gut reaction over actual play experience, there's not really much to debate, is there? You're right - you the way you feel about this game you haven't played yet is how you feel. :)
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:47 PM
    In don’t think you as a publisher is the target audience of the book. It’s you as a gamer.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:44 PM
    For me it was flight, until I realised that flight without an accompanying invulnerability was a death sentence. One mistake...
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 09:10 PM
    Takes 6 blunt damage. Second question, takes 11 blunt and 1 fire damage.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 06:08 PM
    99% of the time the damage type won't matter, so you can deduct the SOAK from the total. The STR bonus applies to his base damage, not to the exploit, so it goes to the bunt damage should that info be needed. The times it will matter are if the target has SOAK to only blunt or only fire, in which case it could only reduce those portions of the total.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 04:46 PM
    I'd agree with everybody else that I'd play the game before trying to adjust it. You can very rarely get a good feel for a game until you've played it.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:26 PM
    Because it occurs to me, as an ironically curious consequence of that, that if WotC’s goal was hypothetically to sell books to you specifically, opening the DMsG has therefore lost them sales rather than gained them.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 03:06 PM
    Did you buy D&D books before DMs Guild existed?
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:48 PM
    Generally speaking, SOAK (and immunities etc.) have to apply to all damage types. The non-SOAKing of armour is slightly awkwardly phrased, though, I'll admit! Basically, if you have *been* poisoned (gas, food, atmosphere, etc.), armour isn't going to help you. If the poison is on a weapon, then sure, armor will help. It's all about the delivery system.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:43 PM
    Merged the two threads for you.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:24 PM
    Just 4 days left for nominations.
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    Sunday, 11th November, 2018, 12:19 AM
    I’ve seen you randomly bring up your personal politics in the form of MRAs in two threads (that I’ve noticed) in the last couple of days. Not sure why. Please don’t do that. This isn’t the place.
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 08:13 PM
    Both it and Iron Fist were cancelled last month.
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 05:36 PM
    Wow! That's quite impressive! Are the career paths completely random generated?
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    Saturday, 10th November, 2018, 01:20 PM
    That is going to be awesome. Batwoman, Superman, Lois Lane...
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 12:08 PM
    Moved to the Kickstarter promotions forum for you.
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 11:50 AM
    D&D books are a lot like buses. You wait ages for one, and then suddenly two are released on the same day! Anyway, today's the day that Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica and Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage hit game stores, so this is your reminder to head on down to your friendly (or not so friendly) local (or not so local) game store and grab your copies! They'll hit Amazon and other stores on...
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    Friday, 9th November, 2018, 11:38 AM
    In this week's episode, Morrus and Peter are joined by guests Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor to talk about their roleplaying game Spire and the sourcebook currently on Kickstarter, Strata. In the news, we have more previews of Dungeon of the Mad Mage, more details on RPGSports, a statement from Wizards of the Coast’s president on the state of Dungeons & Dragons, a tease of a new setting, a new...
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 06:44 PM
    Rodney Thompson. You may remember him from such games as Star Wars Saga Edition, Lords of Waterdeep, Dungeons & Dragon 5th Edition, and Dusk City Outlaws (to name just a few). He's back with a new superhero RPG, Spectaculars, and he's been kind enough to send me along an exclusive preview of the game! I backed Dusk City Outlaws on Kickstarter, and was super-pleased when it arrived....
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 03:08 PM
    Moved to the Kickstarter promotions forum for you! :)
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 02:45 PM
    D&D is a very high magic genre.
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    Thursday, 8th November, 2018, 01:12 PM
    Instructions are in first post. :)
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 10:25 PM
    I make that 14 DEFENSE. 3d6 is 11. 4d6 is 14. SOAK and DEFENCE are two different things. DEFENCE is how hard it is to hit you. SOAK is how much damage your armour lets you ignore.
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 09:07 PM
    The theme of the campaign is industry vs magic. I feel that removing either of those things pretty much guts the campaign.
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 02:53 PM
    Mearls answered this question on Twitter, describing at length how the D&D 4th edition he wanted to make differed from the one which was actually published back in 2008. "Hard to answer, because the 4e I wanted to do and the 4e we ended up publishing were different on a fundamental level. I wanted classes to have different power acquisition schedules, and more thematic ties between...
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 02:41 PM
    A couple of years ago, John Wick's 7th Sea 2nd Edition smashed tabletop RPG Kickstarter records by raising a phenomenal $1.3M - a record which has only been surpassed once since, by Matt Colville's $2.1M Strongholds & Streaming. Unfortunately, it seems that the company is running into financial difficulties. The company had some sad news to share in a Kickstarter update to backers...
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 02:31 PM
    It should be on DTRPG and RPGNow soon too!
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 01:57 PM
    A couple of years ago, John Wick's 7th Sea 2nd Edition smashed tabletop RPG Kickstarter records by raising a phenomenal $1.3M - a record which has only been surpassed once since, by Matt Colville's $2.1M Strongholds & Streaming. Unfortunately, it seems that the company is running into financial difficulties. The company had some sad news to share in a Kickstarter update to backers...
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 12:50 PM
    At 150m households worldwide, I don’t think Netflix counts as a limited audience any more. In the last few years it’s grown into one of the most watched media outlets on the planet. Give it another few years, I reckon it will dwarf even the largest regular networks.
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    Tuesday, 6th November, 2018, 10:52 AM
    As the release of Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage closes in (Friday!), here's a quick roundup of all the previews which have snuck out of WotC HQ over the last few weeks! Take a peek at these images from Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, as featured on Fantasy Grounds. There is the start of level 19 from Waterdeep: DotMM. It involves a crashed Spelljammer, where the crew is...
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 11:51 PM
    Even if you were supposed to roll it, how did you manage to roll 48 on 6d6?
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 11:17 PM
    Yikes. No, you don't roll it. Your SPEED is 6: 3(d6) + 2(d6) + 1(d6). it's the *size* of your dice pool, not a roll of your dice pool. Your CLIMB is 3 (half your SPEED without the running added on, rounded up).
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 08:19 PM
    That shouldn't be there. It's an old mechanic which didn't make it into the final version of the WOIN rules. I'll note it as errata.
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 05:34 PM
    It means write it down, yep. The exploit itself will tell you about any usage restrictions, if there are any. Hmm. Where does it say that? That looks like a minor errata.
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 01:18 PM
    I wasn’t a fan of this episode. The monster reminded me of the Slitheen, and the self destruct unit you can just pick up and chuck out the window seemed rather pointless. It was basically ... serviceable filler, I guess.
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    Monday, 5th November, 2018, 12:35 PM
    The conspiracy continues in Flint's dark underbelly. Now at the king’s command it is time for the Royal Homeland Constabulary to rip this threat from its shadowy womb beneath the haunted mountain named Cauldron Hill and thrust it into the light of day. While they pursue that mission, two other forces are at work in Flint: a cult of dwarven assassins who want to disrupt a peace summit,...
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    Sunday, 4th November, 2018, 09:47 PM
    Silverhair, might I suggest you invest a little more into these marketing threads than just a url and list of numbers? I can’t imagine you’re getting much benefit from these?
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    Sunday, 4th November, 2018, 09:32 PM
    I'm pretty sure torturing people is the *end* of the road to evil, not the start. The start is, like, shoplifting or something. I can't think of much worse you can do to an individual than torture them.
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    Sunday, 4th November, 2018, 02:02 PM
    That’s what an evil person would say!
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    Sunday, 4th November, 2018, 01:22 AM
    Yeah, these aren’t legal documents to be poured over for exact semantic meaning.
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    Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, 06:44 PM
    WotC's Nathan Stewart, while speaking on a Twitch stream, said "Next year for our annual releases I can confirm there will be a setting book... A new setting book. A book that we have not created that is for a D&D setting." No real details yet, other than denying that it will be Spelljammer. We don't know what it is, but we do know it's not Spelljammer! So far WotC has based most...
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    Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, 06:40 PM
    WotC's Nathan Stewart, while speaking on a Twitch stream, said "Next year for our annual releases I can confirm there will be a setting book... A new setting book. A book that we have not created that is for a D&D setting." No real details yet, other than denying that it will be Spelljammer. We don't know what it is, but we do know it's not Spelljammer! So far WotC has based most...
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    Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, 06:36 PM
    My wild guess would be another MtG book, based on what they've been saying recently.
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    Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, 12:07 PM
    Nope! It's just descriptive.
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    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 06:20 PM
    I shouldn't think it would be confusing. Happens with superhero stuff all the time.
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    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 03:11 PM
    An adventurer’s background doesn’t need to end when they begin the adventuring life. The skills learned in an adventurer’s past can grow and develop into lifelong skills throughout their adventuring career. This set of 13 feats over on EN5ider, the 5E Patreon, uses the 13 core backgrounds as prerequisites and represents the advancement and integration of their old skills with their new...
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    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 11:36 AM
    Yep, me too this time.
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    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 11:35 AM
    If you want to comment on the moderation policies of another forum, it's best you do it there, not here. Thread closed.
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    Friday, 2nd November, 2018, 11:03 AM
    darjr looks like it’s related to the mail system.
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    Thursday, 1st November, 2018, 08:10 PM
    Man, I love custard creams! Totally the best biscuit. (No custard involved).
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    Thursday, 1st November, 2018, 06:23 PM
    I think we'd need to see the error message. Not something I've seen.
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    Thursday, 1st November, 2018, 03:25 PM
    Towards the end of every year, we all vote on the ten most anticipated tabletop RPGs for the following year. It's been a tradition for a few years now. Here's last year's 10 most anticipated games, the winner being Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. Previous winners include 13th Age (2013), Star Wars Force & Destiny (2015), Rifts for Savage Worlds (2016), and Trudvang Chronicles (2017). And...
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    Thursday, 1st November, 2018, 03:09 PM
    Towards the end of every year, we all vote on the ten most anticipated tabletop RPGs for the following year. It's been a tradition for a few years now. Here's last year's 10 most anticipated games, the winner being Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. Previous winners include 13th Age (2013), Star Wars Force & Destiny (2015), Rifts for Savage Worlds (2016), and Trudvang Chronicles (2017). And...
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    Thursday, 1st November, 2018, 12:35 PM
    Yeah, I didn’t get one an hour ago, so I think that’s stopped it. Sorry about that. I imagine when the US wakes up in a few hours, I’m going to get a lot of emails!
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    Thursday, 1st November, 2018, 12:13 PM
    That was a thing to wake up to! I got it a whole bunch, too. I've disabled the newsletter software for now until darjr gets chance to look at it. That seems to have stopped them coming for me -- could you guys confirm they've now stopped coming hourly?
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    Wednesday, 31st October, 2018, 05:10 PM
    This week on Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk, Morrus and Peter count down the Top 11 Best Horror Tabletop RPGs as voted on by the readers of EN World. In the news, we’ve got two new Dungeon of the Mad Mage previews, the final total on the Judge Dredd & the Worlds of 2000 AD Kickstarter, Pathfinder 2nd Edition Playtest updates, the sale of tabletop gaming giant Asmodee, a rash of thefts at...
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Tuesday, 16th December, 2014

  • 05:55 PM - Morrus mentioned Neuroglyph in post The DMG: A CRITICAL HIT at 93.5%!
    There are three review scores on a product page. The first is the fan rating (the aggregate of a 1-5 score, plus the short comment reviews). The second is the critical rating, which is the aggregate of the full reviews by critics from sites such as iO9, boingboing, The Escapist, and other big outlets. The third is EN World's own review by Neuroglyph. The value you place on each, if any value at all, is a personal choice. My job is to present the data, but I leave it to you to make your minds up. Glance at the ratings, read the comments, click through and read all the long, full reviews - I designed it to present as wide a picture as possible. And your review/rating is as valuable as anybody's.

Friday, 28th November, 2014

  • 08:50 AM - Sitara mentioned Neuroglyph in post NPC creation rules
    So the review of the DMG by Neuroglyph confirms NPC creation rules are in. While i was a big fan of D&D4e's unique monsters approach, something which has been kept to a large extent in 5e, one thing I really do miss from 3e was the simple NPC classes, for making humanoid enemies and NPCs, like bandits, the local sage, etc. Monsters IMO should be unique, along with special villain types. But the NPC classes were useful for average opponents. They could also be combined with PC classes for unique flavors. So can anyone who has the D&D 5e DMG please go into detail on the NPC rules? What kind are there?

Thursday, 27th November, 2014


Friday, 5th September, 2014

  • 03:38 AM - Quickleaf mentioned Neuroglyph in post Hoard of the Dragon Queen - a solid D effort.
    Olgar Shiverstone (and others feeling this adventure is a railroad), I'm curious what you thought of Neuroglyph's recent review of Hoard of the Dragon Queen? Overall, the adventure arc is designed to be quite sandbox-y, or more aptly, a series of mini-sandboxes right from the first episode. Wolfgang made mention of the fact that as designers who have played D&D through multiple editions, they “were drawn toward an older style of play” for Hoard of the Dragon Queen, where not every encounter is fought, but some are resolved through trickery, negotiation, or simply avoided altogether. Read more here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?358765-4-out-of-5-rating-for-Hoard-of-the-Dragon-Queen Because it looks like we are getting vastly different reviews on the same dang product. Some folks say its a railroad, others that it's a sandbox!

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Friday, 5th September, 2014

  • 03:38 AM - Quickleaf quoted Neuroglyph in post Hoard of the Dragon Queen - a solid D effort.
    Olgar Shiverstone (and others feeling this adventure is a railroad), I'm curious what you thought of Neuroglyph's recent review of Hoard of the Dragon Queen? Overall, the adventure arc is designed to be quite sandbox-y, or more aptly, a series of mini-sandboxes right from the first episode. Wolfgang made mention of the fact that as designers who have played D&D through multiple editions, they “were drawn toward an older style of play” for Hoard of the Dragon Queen, where not every encounter is fought, but some are resolved through trickery, negotiation, or simply avoided altogether. Read more here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?358765-4-out-of-5-rating-for-Hoard-of-the-Dragon-Queen Because it looks like we are getting vastly different reviews on the same dang product. Some folks say its a railroad, others that it's a sandbox!

Thursday, 21st August, 2014

  • 11:35 PM - GX.Sigma quoted Neuroglyph in post Hoard of the Dragon Queen: WotC & Kobold Press Team Up for the Inaugural Campaign Arc of D&D 5th Edition!
    Production Quality The production quality of Hoard of the Dragon Queen is excellent...And the artwork in Hoard of the Dragon Queen is fantastic!It's so interesting that that's how you feel, because I had the exact opposite reaction. I was genuinely shocked at how low the production quality is. I've also seen the maps online, and they look much better on the screen (they're all muddy and hard to read in the book). The first page also came unglued from the spine after opening the book only 3 or 4 times. Maybe I just got a bad copy?

Friday, 11th July, 2014

  • 03:15 PM - Stormonu quoted Neuroglyph in post The Wait is Over... The Magic has Returned: WotC Releases the D&D Starter Set! (A Pre-Release Review)
    Well, first off, 8 out of 10 score is hardly indicative of this review castigating the designers... but I do see your point. I think where I see it as a (slight) negative is that, from a historical perspective, each edition of D&D has innovated new game mechanics and had a very different "feel" from other editions. These rules don't "feel", at least to me, to be the dynamic mechanical innovations we've seen in past editions. I don't think you could say that of 1E -> 2E either; that edition change was primarily a re-organization and incorporation of elements from non-core rulebooks (DSG & WSG proficiencies, for example).
  • 04:32 AM - Mark CMG quoted Neuroglyph in post The Wait is Over... The Magic has Returned: WotC Releases the D&D Starter Set! (A Pre-Release Review)
    I think where I see it as a (slight) negative is that, from a historical perspective, each edition of D&D has innovated new game mechanics and had a very different "feel" from other editions. These rules don't "feel", at least to me, to be the dynamic mechanical innovations we've seen in past editions. Right. Well, I guess I did understand what you meant. So, despite them saying up front that their design goal was to embrace previous editions and make a game that was supposed to blend the best of editions past, you feel they should have chosen to do something different and be innovative. It's always a tough call for a reviewer to approach a review by way of whether the designers accomplished their stated goals or whether, no matter their goals, if they produced something you were hoping they would produce. I do understand your point and appreciate that you only counted it slightly against them. I'm not in any way questioning your final numbers or other conclusions. It just vexes me wh...

Thursday, 10th July, 2014


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