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    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Would this forum not suffice? I can't imagine there's be such as flood of posts to warrant an entire forum of its own. But if such a flood does manifest itself, I'd consider it. :)
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    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    We're not going to be at Gen Con (it's on the wrong continent!) though I hope to make another one soon. There will be some Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD demos at UK conventions this year, though.
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    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Fantasy Grounds has sent over its Q1 2018 usage reports, broken down by game system. No real surprises -- D&D 5E is way in the lead as usual, followed by Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, and then D&D 3.5. with very little change in their percentage shares since 2017. However, the total number of games is up! Ruleset
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    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    Well thatís the cost of the covers sorted. Just 700 pages of art and text and editing and layout to go! :)
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    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    $1200? That wonít go far.
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    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
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    Yesterday, 12:34 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    Morrus started a thread "Stranger Things" RPG
    Dark Places & Demogorgons. OK, not quite a Stranger Things RPG but the inspiration is pretty on-the-nose. I'm tempted to pick it up. Anyone got this yet? What's it like? Apparently it's been around for few months now. http://drivethrurpg.com/product/218573/DARK-PLACES--DEMOGORGONS--Survive-This--Core-Rule-Book-OSR-RPG I love the cover. A mix of old D&D fonts and references to the Stranger...
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    Yesterday, 11:02 AM
    To also be clear -- moderator action absolutely does not get publicly demanded in Meta. That is the opposite of how moderation in this community works. There is no chance whatsoever of a precedent of somebody coming to Meta and demanding I spank somebody publicly taking place. You reported the post(s), we'll decide what to do from there, if anything. Additionally, when you report a post,...
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    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    No, those are your words. My reply is in my posts.
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    Yesterday, 12:43 AM
    Privacy tools are a standard feature of social media, including forums. Itís up to you whether to avail yourself of them. They have been made available to you. Hmmm....
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    Tuesday, 24th April, 2018, 10:33 PM
    I can't really think how I would. It's about reading the room.
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    Tuesday, 24th April, 2018, 07:08 PM
    There's a bunch of privacy options available to you. Disabling it on your own account is not a punishment, but if that option doesn't work for you the block feature sounds like a perfect solution.
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    Tuesday, 24th April, 2018, 04:22 PM
    You don't need to tag me. I've posted in the thread; I'm aware of it. This is what the screen looks like. I can't for the life of me figure out why you'd be seeing something completely different:
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    Tuesday, 24th April, 2018, 11:42 AM
    Just a note -- I have been continuing to add to this page, but I'm not listing the updates in a half dozen different places any more (that became very work intensive). Instead, to see what the latest updates are, simply keep an eye on the Pathfinder 2 news category. Everything is posted there first, before being added to this page.
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    Tuesday, 24th April, 2018, 10:19 AM
    Both. Depends on the situation, size of the encounter, how important/tactical it is, whether the terrain is important, all sorts of things. Basically I use the best tool for the job at hand.
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    Tuesday, 24th April, 2018, 10:14 AM
    Pretty much, yeah, with some additional nuances. Thatís how youíd do it for your PC, but with an NPC itís a bit simpler.
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    Monday, 23rd April, 2018, 06:46 PM
    Chapter 9 of Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD contains an introductory adventure which can be played out differently by Judge, Perp, or Civilian characters. Here's a quick look at the first two pages of that adventure! We'll be sharing more of it soon. Be sure to sign up to the 2000 AD RPG mailing listfor the latest alerts! For those wondering about progress, the core rulebook is done....
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    Monday, 23rd April, 2018, 11:27 AM
    Yikes, it's been a long time since we wrote that. I'd actually have to look at it again to remind myself! I think generally, the intention was to make it sandbox in an old-school way, so they *don't* have to do the various quests. They do them if they want to or if they feel it's right to. It's set up differently to a standard adventure in that it is very possible to meet the dragon unprepared.
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    Monday, 23rd April, 2018, 10:49 AM
    Changed it for you.
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    Monday, 23rd April, 2018, 10:29 AM
    New on EN5ider, the 5E Patreon. Take your 5th Edition spellcasting into new realms with this article by Edric Alan Leggett. Words of Power is a variant rule system which uses combinations of words to craft spells. This article contains fifty such words of power, arranged into Anchor Words, Action Words, and Creature Words, Effect Words, and Unfettered Words, which the caster combines into a Spell...
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    Sunday, 22nd April, 2018, 02:37 PM
    Itís basically ďI was into that band before it became popularĒ. Itís not really anything to do with D&D; itís the same with every subculture. Psychologically, itís kind of a feeling that one deserves a reward for getting there first. Of course, we intellectually know thatís not true, but itís a common enough feeling across all types of hobby and interest that itís certainly a thing. That...
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    Sunday, 22nd April, 2018, 01:53 PM
    You sound fun!
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    Sunday, 22nd April, 2018, 01:53 PM
    You have to enter your *current* password to change it. That will be the string of numbers you mentioned, which it was just changed to.
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    Saturday, 21st April, 2018, 07:46 AM
    What error are you getting now?
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    Friday, 20th April, 2018, 06:09 PM
    Here's a wonderful character creation tutorial for WOIN. GM wacksteven walks you though creating a Felan Bounty Hunter for N.E.W., but of course the exact same process applies to O.L.D. and N.O.W. This is a playlist of three videos, coming to about 40 minutes in total. Of course, once you know what you're doing you can whip up a character in under 10 minutes, but wacksteven takes the time here to...
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    Thursday, 19th April, 2018, 11:22 PM
    Impossible. Only love and hate exist on the internet.
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    Thursday, 19th April, 2018, 10:59 PM
    It's the internet, so no nuance is allowed, as per standard internet rules. Drizzt Do'Urden is either the best thing ever or the worst thing ever; there are no other options. There is no in-between. So, do you love him or hate him?
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    Thursday, 19th April, 2018, 06:28 PM
    People keep claiming things are dead, and yet here we are. Radio, broadcast TV, print publishing, messageboards, vinyl, cars, war.... Things donít die. They change a bit, they wax and wane, but they rarely die.
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    Thursday, 19th April, 2018, 01:58 AM
    All thatís non-canon though. Not that it matters, but AFAIK the only canon reference to Chewieís age is in that trailer.
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 10:46 PM
    None of us can possibly know what he would think. Letís stick to our own opinions, and not try to represent those who arenít around any more, eh?
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 07:45 PM
    Morrus replied to PF2: Spells!
    The Dragon/Dungeon magazine subscription carrying over to Pathfinder was the instrument of Pathfinderís rocket ride to success. Nobody else could have done it.
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 06:32 PM
    Donít be confused. One person got something wrong. No need to stress. :)
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 05:55 PM
    Iím guessing spam given the username and repeated content. If the OP doesnít indicate otherwise Iím the next few minutes, Iíll spam nuke the account.
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 04:33 PM
    Multiple browsers, seemingly unique to you. My only guess - not being programmer or IT expert - is maybe you havenít got java or something like that installed on your computer? How about a different device? Does it work then?
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 02:57 PM
    Morrus replied to PF2: Spells!
    Iíve never heard anybody refer to theirself as ďthe lastĒ before. Is that a new thing the kids are doing?
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 02:50 PM
    I think so. I donít quite understand it. I think you get actual shares in the game or something.
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 02:30 PM
    Thereís zero chance of the Star Wars movies coming to an end.
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 02:07 PM
    Have you tried any other browsers?
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 01:48 PM
    I think Iíd rather focus on fictional or semi fictional characters. The occasional real person is OK, but this is about mythology not history.
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 12:46 PM
    DESIGN YOUR MODERN DAY SETTING! http://www.rpgnow.com/product/240022/WOIN-Modern-Worlds This manual for the What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. roleplaying game system guides you though the process of designing a game setting based on any time period from the 18th century through the near future. With detailed rules for the creation of organisations, heritages, careers, monsters and villains, and more,...
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 12:15 PM
    Where does that come from?
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    Wednesday, 18th April, 2018, 11:21 AM
    I don't usually cover video games on this site, but this news item involves D&D co-creator Gary Gygax. Gail Gygax (Gary's wife) contacted me last week about this -- unpublished work by Gary Gygax is to be made available for video game developers to develop using a "community publishing platform" named Fig. Fig describes itself thus: "Fig is a community funding and publishing platform for...
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 10:56 PM
    Itís not ďLostĒ in space. Itís a remake of the old show ďLost In SpaceĒ. It has nothing to do with Lost.
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 10:53 PM
    I donít really understand the question. The author of a product?
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 09:03 PM
    I think we probably need a rule to prevent it. We canít stop it on a technical level, but taking the effort to log out and cyberstalk and quote somebody who has used the privacy features to block you is pretty much the definition of harassment.
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 05:54 AM
    The compiled post has had *tons* added to it in the last two weeks. You can see a list of recent PF2 news updates on the right of the news page.
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    Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, 01:13 AM
    I've added it to the fan resources list on the WOIN website. It looks like you've put a lot of work into that! If you design any ships, please do post them! I love spaceships!
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    Monday, 16th April, 2018, 11:51 AM
    New on EN5ider, the 5th Edition Patreon! Following the popular Fantastic Humans article, Michael McCarthy brings you variant racial traits such as Ancient Master, Unearthly, and Child of the Bow; new elven equipment like the ring of rulership and the travel wafer; and three new elven subraces: the tenacious Ash Elves, the sociable Ocean Elves, and the whimsical Sky Elves. Illustrated by Yihyoung...
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    Sunday, 15th April, 2018, 04:38 PM
    Hmm. Tried merging the two threads but it got all screwed up. Ah well.
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    Sunday, 15th April, 2018, 04:27 PM
    We've seen goblins, elves and dwarves; now it's time to take a peek at Pathfinder 2nd Edition's small folk - the halflings and gnomes! All to be added, of course, to the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Compiled Info Page! Halflings --
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    Sunday, 15th April, 2018, 04:15 PM
    We've seen goblins, elves and dwarves; now it's time to take a peek at Pathfinder 2nd Edition's small folk - the halflings and gnomes! All to be added, of course, to the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Compiled Info Page! Halflings --
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    Sunday, 15th April, 2018, 12:42 AM
    Think you need to clear your cookies, and it will default back to mobile. You'll probably have to log in again. Or download the app, which is better.
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    Saturday, 14th April, 2018, 09:13 PM
    I just think ToR is better suited to Middle Earthís atmosphere than D&D is. Iím running the wilderness campaign book of 7 adventures (just finishing the third).
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    Saturday, 14th April, 2018, 08:13 PM
    That would certainly be bad form. I donít *know* that itís about licensor approvals. Iím just guessing. It seems the most likely explanation.
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    Saturday, 14th April, 2018, 05:16 PM
    Maybe they're waiting for approval form the licensor. Sometimes that can take time (especially with a big licensor with lots of licensees), and you don't have control over it. That often applies not just to the final product, but also promotional materials (we have to run Judge Dredd promotional stuff past Rebellion before we can show them).
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    Saturday, 14th April, 2018, 12:11 PM
    Ah, vBulletin. Youíre hilarious! :)
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 05:33 PM
    No idea. Maybe the universe would implode? Try it and let us know!
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 05:32 PM
    We're talking about different variations of D&D (albeit some under a different name) -- they have the same roots. There are bound to be similarities. Attributes, skills, etc... those are D&D's DNA. Moving from those would be a pretty bold move. I don't think either has said to be a narrative style game; though D&D 5E is considerably lighter in terms of rules than PF1 and presumably the...
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 05:06 PM
    Jack Vance's Lyonesse trilogy, released in the 1980s, and set in the Elder Isles off the coast of Cornwall, is a saga of high magic and fey kings, chivalric knights and capricious fairies, imprisoned demons and cunning espionage, all set in the Dark Ages of a mythical Europe. This world is being brought to life in a standalone roleplaying game using the Mythras system, and will be published in...
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 03:49 PM
    Vital Defense is not affected by size.
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 03:48 PM
    There isnít one. Which explains why you couldnít find it. :)
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    Friday, 13th April, 2018, 01:41 PM
    One thing Iím worried about is that this film looks like it may show that every significant element of Han Soloís backstory - becoming a criminal, meeting Chewie, meeting Lando, getting his blaster, getting the Falcon, being betrayed and becoming cynical, doing the Kessler Run - all happened simultaneously within the space of one adventure rather than as events spread over a rich personal...
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    Wednesday, 11th April, 2018, 08:35 PM
    WotC's Nathan Stewart celebrated hitting 5,000 Twitter followers by sharing a page from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, the upcoming D&D book due for release next month. The art gloriously evokes Jeff Easley's art from the cover of 1987's Manual of the Planes (a monster originally called an "ethereal dreadnought" and changed to "astral dreadnought" in D&D 2E). SaveSave
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    Wednesday, 11th April, 2018, 04:41 PM
    The special features tables for magic items are among 5Eís most flavorful additions. These details grant even the plainest of such items a unique feel. Still, any given list of options only remains fresh for so long. Presented in this series are additional random tables, adding new details and features. In this installment, Ari Marmell offers new quirks for your magic items; previous instalments...
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    Wednesday, 11th April, 2018, 12:28 PM
    The cards themselves came out very well. Now available at the above link!
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 04:42 PM
    No, I said TOR does Middle Earth better than D&D does. I havenít even thought about playing styles, let alone mentioned them.
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 12:10 PM
    There are three in development right now. You can totally publish your own stuff for WOIN, too.
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 11:53 AM
    I doubt that it will.
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 11:34 AM
    Following up on the fighter and the rogue, Paizo has posted a preview of Pathfinder 2nd Edition's Alchemist class! By Wayne Reynolds
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 04:51 AM
    If youíve succeeded in making D&D more suited to most genres than other games specifically designed for those genres, youíre a better GM than I. :) Classes and levels and zero to hero just donít work for Call of Cthulhu. And Iíve never seen a better investigative system than GUMSHOE. And for pure suspense, Dread has all beat. Thatís all just my mileage though.
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 04:01 AM
    No, thatís not an attribute check. Nothing to do with MDP.
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 02:41 AM
    System and feel is a whole thing. Different systems lend themselves to different styles of roleplaying. The people who say ďD&D can accommodate any style, nobody forces you to have fightsĒ (a) think there are only two types of roleplaying encounter and (b) have not played many systems. Call of Cthulhu - with its system - encourages an utterly different style of play to D&D. D&D is its own...
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 01:40 AM
    Exactly. System really matters. D&D directs a certain type of roleplay that's very different to the roleplaying you'd find of a group playing Call of Cthulhu. There's this boilerplate sentiment that gets trotted out which claims D&D can accommodate any kind of roleplaying. It's so silly; of course it can't. It does its own thing really, really well, and has been honed over the years to do...
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 12:45 AM
    Absolutely. I've always been a strong advocate of the fact that the rules affecting the way people roleplay. There are people out there who like to claim that your level of roleplaying has nothing to do with the ruleset you're using, and that roleplaying issues have nothing to do with system being used. I don't feel they are very observant people. :)
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    Tuesday, 10th April, 2018, 12:21 AM
    Sure. It literally was that exact person doing that exact thing. Associating the The Shining (the "middle one") with Steven Spielberg rather than Stanley Kubrick is a bit bizarre, but OK.
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 11:54 PM
    I can only speak to what my players have told me. I have a blast running it, like I do any game. If pressed, I'd say AiME isn't "low magic", it's "no magic" -- because the setting defines the fact that there are only five wizards in the world. I suspect that TOR models the world better than 5E with the magic stripped out does.
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 06:37 PM
    There are very few Spielberg movies referenced in it. He refused to include his own stuff, although he allowed the DeLorean as he only exec-produced that one. The special effects guys kept trying to sneeck references to Spielberg movies into the backgrounds, and he kept telling them to remove them.
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 04:00 PM
    THIS IS THE LAST DAY FOR THIS BUNDLE! If you've been curious about the What's OLD is NEW system, the games that I write, and the fantasy, modern, and science-fiction games it contains, Bundle of Holding is featuring a fantastic deal right now! You can pick up all three, as well as several expansions, for as little as $9.95. And even better, part of that goes straight to Doctors Without Borders! ...
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 01:12 PM
    SRM, not SCM. Different book. Page 7. :)
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 01:04 PM
    New on EN5ider, the 5th Edition Patreon. Run a fantasy bank job, steal some rare dragon eggs, and overcome traps, labyrinth, and monstrous guardians in your 5th Edition game! In this article Jeff Gomez presents a range of random options to select - targets, goals, factions, methods, and obstacles to help you devise an exciting scenario of subterfuge and stealth! Illustrated by Phil Stone.
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 12:59 PM
    For me, I feel like The One Ring is probably a better fit for Middle Earth than D&D.
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 12:49 AM
    Iíve not seen the new ones, but have my old ones. Sorry you didnít like the art, I guess? Iím playing the new mobile app right now. Iíve cleared out Firetop Mountain. Itís awesme!
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 12:15 AM
    Yup.
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    Monday, 9th April, 2018, 12:15 AM
    We're finding the AiME doesn't translate well to D&D. Taking most of the magic out of D&D, turns out D&D's not much fun. My players are bored by the idea of levelling up because it doesn't give them anything interesting. I think ToR probably works much better than D&D for that setting, though Iíve not had the opportunity to play ToR so I couldnít say. D&D was basically the 1970s version of...
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I game in southampton. We do 5E, Star Trek, Fate and are open to most things!
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Tellarite Security Officer - (Star Trek)
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Wednesday, 28th March, 2018


Monday, 23rd September, 2013

  • 03:58 AM - Challenger RPG mentioned Phototoxin in post How to Teach a GM to be a Player?
    @amerigoV : Ha ha, I bet there's a pretty good story to that 'never trust an undead' bit. I think the idea about giving the GM some administrative tasks is great. I'll definitely pass that solution on to the DM who gave me the idea for the article. The DM in question has said I'm a royal pain as a player and that's something I can't totally disagree with. However, this idea is excellent. Thanks! @Phototoxin : I'm like that as well in spades. Also, as a GM I like to reward the players who contribute to the 'story' of the game even if they're a little loose with the rules and campaign setting when they do it. I guess that could just be my 'style' of game mastering. You're not alone, anyway. @Neonchameleon : You're bang on with this suggestion. I'm kind of kicking myself for missing this option. I think that's a great idea. I've been meaning to check out 13th Age for a while now anyway, maybe this is a good excuse to take the time to learn the system. I agree with you about the collaborative advantages of world-building, but in the position of the player in those games, I didn't feel it was my right to question the DM shutting my input down. That said, I can't exactly say I'm a basket of roses as a player either. Regardless, it's a great suggestion. Thank you. @Sir Knight : That's pretty cool. I think it would be really neat to game with a few players who'd all had some experience wit...

Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

  • 01:55 AM - Quickleaf mentioned Phototoxin in post How to make D&D more political?
    Phototoxin My words of caution: Do the players want politics and intrigue? I ran a game of D&D which had significant political intrigue. However, only one player really paid enough attention and was invested enough to enjoy and exploit the political side of the game. So I adjusted to a bit more of a rail-road generic fantasy adventure and they enjoyed that much more. :)

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Sunday, 11th March, 2018

  • 05:28 PM - Henry quoted Phototoxin in post Will Pathfinder 2nd Edition Be Based on D&D 5E?
    It's good to have competition, it's also good that it's not massively litigious 'ohmygerd they stole our idea to use d12 as barbarian hit points!! SUE SUE SUE!' As long as no one decides to make their system use a proprietary d23 or something we as customers should benefit. Thatís the kind of thing the OGL meant to prevent - so that in addition to more gamers flowing into D&D and back out to other similar games, and back in again (the ďrising tide floating all boatsĒ) but also that similar good ideas come to the surface and get re-used. I wish WotC themselves would use it more, but even as it is, a 5e customer would not have too crazy of a time going over to Pathfinder 1e because of all the same touchstones. Now keeping all the different bonuses straight is a different story, but a 20 STR in Pathfinder does mean the same thing as a 20 STR in 5e, and a Barbarian/Rogue multiclass is made the same way (albeit with drastically different means). I do hope the basic concept of advantage sees ...

Thursday, 8th March, 2018


Monday, 22nd January, 2018

  • 05:01 PM - jgsugden quoted Phototoxin in post Rumor: Hasbro is "prepping" to sell Wizards of the Coast in 2021.
    Can we start proper rumours? Like how Morrus is not a human, but a robot powered by an undead hamster in a little wheel where his spleen should be?Please don't joke about this stuff. It is a serious medical condition when it does happen, and if it were to happen to Morrus, he might be tempted to eliminate any of us that know his secret. So obviously fake news.

Saturday, 23rd December, 2017

  • 12:47 PM - Jennifer Fuss quoted Phototoxin in post Here Are Your Official Top 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs Of 2018
    Will I'd also want to know why VtM5 would be better/worth getting compared to V20 The rules will get an overhaul to reflect and include more modern design elements. The V20 has been a rather very conservative, sensible adaption and consolidation of the previous editions. Which is why there was some discussion when White Wolf decided to declare the V20 an edition in its own right. In regards to the V5 they did introduce the will to implement a mechanic to track hungriness opposing to bloodpool, implemented Vice/Virtue and composure, work with compulsion and tweaked the mechanics with stuff like critical successes and messy successes. The setting will be overhauled and brought into the year 2018. It will be described in a fashion that should be accessible to beginners and hence start out with the 7 clans from first edition and later on more clans to be added. There will be advancements to the metaplot like a second (secular) inquisition happening as well as modes of play that try to conside...

Friday, 22nd December, 2017

  • 01:52 PM - Wednesday Boy quoted Phototoxin in post Advice on running a noir setting
    The issue with creating situations where there's no great outcomes only less bad ones is that it can be jading for players... It can be harrowing because how do you succeed where the setting/world is stacked against you? Eventually you will fail, and failing is something players don't like! Forget it, Phototoxin. It's Chinatown. I entirely agree with what you noted and I would reiterate what you said about knowing your players. One guy in my group wants his characters to have decisive victories every time and like you pointed out--only "less bad" endings would be jading and frustrating for him. On the other hand, I personally find it more interesting to get put through the wringer and pyrrhic victories can be satisfying for me (provided they involve good storytelling and I don't feel like the whole game was pointless). So knowing your group's tolerance for failure and "less bad" endings will help you push the envelope as needed.
  • 12:34 PM - TrippyHippy quoted Phototoxin in post Here Are Your Official Top 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs Of 2018
    Will be interesting to see how VtM balances out against Kult. I've not heard of the latter but a quick scan of their KS makes it look interesting at least and possibly with more angles to explore than VtM. I'd also want to know why VtM5 would be better/worth getting compared to V20It may be worth noting that: a) Kult, more than any RPG ever written, is not something that you should let near children. I'm not even joking - there was a parliamentary motion to actually get it banned in Sweden during the 1990s. It's not just something that requires a strong stomach with gore and the like (although there is that), but it is deliberately transgressional in a religious, emotional and intellectual sense. The setting is based on Judeo-Christian Gnostic beliefs, which means they have adapted real world occult ideas into the game's setting. It's broad mythos is actually a dark mirror reflection of the Cthulhu Mythos, in a way, as rather than suggesting humanity is insignificant - it suggests they are un...

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Monday, 19th May, 2014

  • 09:36 PM - Nellisir quoted Phototoxin in post GSL 4E
    I want to stick these adventures on a/my website for people to enjoy. [quote] Good. [quote]I intend each 'adventure/module/delve/whatever' to consist of the actual PDF, a file with images of the maps and then another file with the monster blocks in it. Is this sensible? Sounds like a lot of files and a lot of hassle. Why can't it be one file? I'm trying to arrange a 2-3 column format (proving more difficult than it sounds!) in word and then convert it to PDF. Are you trying to do a 2 or 3 column format, or a 2 column format on one page and a 3 column format on another page? If you're doing different kinds of columns, you need section breaks. Or set up text boxes the size of your intended columns. That's a bit of a hack, though. The first 3-4 bits form a newbie DMs guide 101 from level 1-3, giving some nice hooks in a generic world. Then there's another set of 1-5 without as much hand-holding. Is a "bit" a module/delve/adventure/whatever? Also what is the best way to produce dungeon maps? ...

Wednesday, 7th May, 2014

  • 12:27 AM - Nellisir quoted Phototoxin in post GSL 4E
    So I'm trying to write up some adventures into a more 'other people' friendly format, with the first few specifically aimed and new DMs. My concern is that under the OGL you can't give page numbers or provide stat blocks for anything that exists (as well as reference/use the special monsters like mind flayers or beholders) So if I write a 'tactical encounter' / combat encounter I can't give page references e.g.; 6 goblin blackblades (MM1pg 55) 1 Aspect of Lolth (MM3 pg 666) nor can I reproduce stat blocks. Is there a practical solution to this or have I totally got the wrong end of the stick? There is no "OGL 4e". Do you mean the GSL?

Tuesday, 6th May, 2014

  • 08:18 AM - Mike Myler quoted Phototoxin in post N.O.W. Wishlist!
    Survivial Horror - zombies/whatever a la Resident Evil or whatever Something with a clue system (like gumshoe?) for CSI or murder mystery type games? We've talked about Intrigue rules (which would certainly include something like that!) but development is super early and action takes precedence; N.O.W. will kick teeth out first and if there's time and room, include a means to find them afterward. :D

Thursday, 6th March, 2014

  • 04:22 PM - Dungeoneer quoted Phototoxin in post will 4.0 succeed?
    My current though is to simply pillage the bits I want from 13th Age - escalation dice and so on. 4 is great, gamey enough but not like in 3E and loose enough but not as loose as AD&D. I just hope that character builder will survive in some format. My other slight annoyance at 4E was the constant major rules shift - MM1 monsters weren't balanced properly, (play testing anyone?), then the later rare/uncommon magic item rules and changes there. These should have been figured before release! Better late than never! :p I think in any reasonably complex game system there are going to be some things the devs just don't get right. I'd rather that they have the option to take a mulligan than be forever locked into a ruleset that has issues. For instance, the second batch of 4e monsters were such a HUGE improvement that I won't even use the old ones.

Tuesday, 4th March, 2014

  • 03:48 PM - (Psi)SeveredHead quoted Phototoxin in post RP-ing and Evil Cleric (Faerun)
    Cyric is insane, how do you even know what to do? I appreciate that lies, strife etc fuel him but other than randomly cause havok or even organisedly cause it WHY do it ? Worship of Cyric makes no sense to me. Loth - seriously a genocidal crazy spider queen demon thing who is racist and xenophobic should have died off ages ago. But her fear based society of 'better than you' drow make sense. But again escaping that fear and tyranny should happen. Most drow are born into her worship. They have no choice. Shar - My favourite deities (mainly for the fact that she opposes the mary sue god aka Mystra) - but it seems like all her followers would just be horrifically depressed and/or nihilistic. Nuke the world - then what? People who have nothing to loose ? Is Shar actually trying to destroy the world? Talos - What lead me to this - he's chaos/anarchy/weather/storm/lightning etc - I can see priests instigating rebellions and smiting things to show strength but also to appease talos ...
  • 03:45 PM - TwoSix quoted Phototoxin in post RP-ing and Evil Cleric (Faerun)
    Talos - What lead me to this - he's chaos/anarchy/weather/storm/lightning etc - I can see priests instigating rebellions and smiting things to show strength but also to appease talos which is more 'neutral // good' Why would you worship him in any major way? I realise that power is good, but so is fireballs from Lathander! Because NPCs don't powergame their own lives. You worship Talos because you grew up in a barbaric culture, at the mercy of the elements, and the tribe's wise man taught you that making offerings to the Storm Lord would grant you power and protect you from the storms. Lathander? Who's that? To a large extent, Evil gods probably recruit from the cast-offs of society - the outcast, the abused, and the damaged. And, frankly, they're not going to be short on potential recruits - even the benign nations of the FR setting tend to be either monarchies or have a very strong mercantile bent, and in either case this means that there is a fairly small privilidged group and a much...
  • 03:39 PM - delericho quoted Phototoxin in post RP-ing and Evil Cleric (Faerun)
    I'm trying to get my head around how I'd roleplay an evil cleric. This is more of a hypothetical as I usually DM but it's something which has niggled at me for a while. Aside from Bane who has military/law/organisational aspects and Azmodeus who is similar (though less overt) I can see very few 'evil' deities which could be i) openly worshipped (as opposed to appeased) and ii) would have any rational, sane followers given that good/neutral deities *mechanically* offer the same benefits. But in a world where the local parish priest* can literally cure cancer this has to be taken into account *ok probably a bishop, but still.. It's the motivations - why do these things, especially as wise/semi-intelligent beings? When good or neutral gods give you as good a powers and blessings as evil ones why worship (in a major way) evil ones? To a certain extent, it's probably a good thing that you have a hard time understanding what might motivate a person to Evil. :) However, in an attempt to...
  • 02:19 AM - Storminator quoted Phototoxin in post RP-ing and Evil Cleric (Faerun)
    I'm trying to get my head around how I'd roleplay an evil cleric. This is more of a hypothetical as I usually DM but it's something which has niggled at me for a while. It's the motivations - why do these things, especially as wise/semi-intelligent beings? When good or neutral gods give you as good a powers and blessings as evil ones why worship (in a major way) evil ones? Because the good and neutral gods have rejected you? They give you zero powers, because they've looked into your heart? Cyric is insane, how do you even know what to do? I appreciate that lies, strife etc fuel him but other than randomly cause havok or even organisedly cause it WHY do it ? EVERYONE worships Cyric. Everyone lies. It's just his priests admit it. Because they're better than everyone else. Loth - seriously a genocidal crazy spider queen demon thing who is racist and xenophobic should have died off ages ago. But her fear based society of 'better than you' drow make sense. But again escaping that fear and tyr...
  • 12:01 AM - Ahnehnois quoted Phototoxin in post RP-ing and Evil Cleric (Faerun)
    But to it's logical conclusion evil is self-defeating. I just don't get the mentality behind such charactersTo its logical conclusion good is also self-defeating. My perspective on these things is that anyone who isn't true neutral (which is to say, a rational person who takes into account everything he can and makes the best decision he can) is deluded, either by someone else or by some internal schism. In the context of evil, that suggests to me a few things. Some evil might be based on prejudice; somehow the cleric has arrived at the belief that certain people are inferior, even though they are not. Perhaps he had a few nonrepresentative experiences in early life and jumped to the wrong conclusion, or maybe the bias was imparted on him by a specific individual or culture in general. Many evil religions I suspect are overtly deceptive. The deity is selling some greater truth that supposedly hold the key to his followers achieving some goal (eternal life, or at least, a good afterlife, ...

Saturday, 1st March, 2014

  • 06:54 PM - ggroy quoted Phototoxin in post What tv shows do you own on Dvd?
    I don't even own a TV just watch on laptop. These days I don't use the standalone dvd player anymore. I usually rip the dvd content to the computer's hard drive, and either watch it on the computer or I connect the computer to the large screen tv (via hdmi from the computer's graphics card). Though I still watch blurays using a standalone bluray player (or PS3), largely because the bluray file sizes are huge and a waste of hard drive space. One bluray movie can eat up 25 to 50 gigabytes of hard drive space very easily. (In contrast a dvd disk only eats up around 8.5 gigabytes or less). Also it takes over 40 minutes to rip a bluray disk's content to the computer, while ripping a dvd only takes around 11-12 minutes. (At least on my computer setup).


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