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    Today, 12:43 AM
    The number you refer to was 15M in North America.
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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    You sound nice.
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    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    Was there something you’d like to say?
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    Earlier this week, I posted about DnD Sports, an upcoming competitive streaming D&D "e-sports" tournament run by D&D Beyond and Encounter Roleplaying, using the Roll20 platform, complete with large cash prizes. As of today, the name of the tournament has been changed to RPG Sports, and dndsports.tv now redirects to rpgsports.tv. They state that this is a rebranding in order to expand...
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    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    Playing in a recently released city adventure? Over on EN5ider, you'll find twelve new spells for various classes, designed for urban environments. Whether evading guards, catching thieves, or navigating dark alleys, these spells are the mainstay of the city-born caster. Carvel's convoked conveyance, dubious aura, hellish handshake, and verminous shroud are just some of the spells found here,...
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    Yesterday, 01:40 PM
    It's a Ravnica bonanza today! In addition to a look at the Ravnica: Broken Pact livestream, and an overview of some races and other rules from the upcoming setting book, there's also an art preview from WotC's Nathan Stewart by artist Vicktor Titov, as part of his Extra Life charity fundraising efforts. Dinosaurs!
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    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    I guess they must be unconsciously, but my characters and settings are so divorced from reality that it's certainly not blatant.
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    Yesterday, 12:45 AM
    I just quickly looked at the downloads table and as far as I can make out they all have the PDFs linked there. Were there any in particular which are missing a link? The Act 3 hardcover is there on RPGNow: https://www.rpgnow.com/product/200120/Zeitgeist-The-Gears-of-Revolution--Act-Three-The-Age-of-Reason-4e?cPath=266_6280&filters=0_0_0_44294_0
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    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    The whole thing is available for 4E. Which links are not active? http://www.rpgnow.com/browse.php?cPath=266_6280
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 05:33 PM
    You don't need to insult people you don't agree with.
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 04:06 PM
    At nearly $200K after one day since launch, the new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition is pretty much smashing it on Kickstarter. This is a new edition of the popular multi-genre tabletop RPG ruleset, updated to a new edition after 15 years of advancements. This includes new narrative play elements, and updates to every aspect of the game. "We've taken everything we've learned over the...
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    Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, 12:49 PM
    Sector 49, Tablestory's livestreamed Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD campaign, launched on Monday night. You can watch it live every Monday, catch up on YouTube on Wednesdays, or hear the audio version on Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk every Friday, so there's a variety of ways to follow along depending on which suits you best. The players are perps in this campaign (as you...
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    Tuesday, 16th October, 2018, 04:58 PM
    The post you replied to was made in May 2018, over 8 years ago. :)
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    Tuesday, 16th October, 2018, 11:28 AM
    Just one career? Shouldn't be too much effort. I'd be happy to offer feedback, but I can't actually edit your product for you.
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    Tuesday, 16th October, 2018, 10:30 AM
    For those of us who don’t have a mathematical background (ie me)could you explain what that is?
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 07:00 PM
    Fantasy Grounds reports the latest RPG system usage! Most games are up a few percent, and it looks like D&D 5E is remaining steady, and Pathfinder 2 has started to make an appearance in the charts. The following charts show usage in the last 12 months (PF2, of course, has only been available for a few weeks). Ruleset
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 06:57 PM
    I can confirm that a Fantasy Bestiary is in the works. In the meantime, the online bestiary is crammed full of monsters and NPCs. http://www.woinrpg.com/search-bestiary/
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 06:09 PM
    It seems like the rumours of D&D as e-sports weren't so far off after all in today's bit of unexpected news, as D&D Beyond and Encounter Roleplaying have announced DnDSports. "DnDSports is the first online D&D Tournament in a cooperative Party vs Party setting from Encounter Roleplay & DnDBeyond with a grand prize of $5,000." Here's the full announcement: Imagine if two parties...
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 05:15 PM
    Absolutely. Nothing more boring than going through the motions of a fight which is clearly over.
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 01:33 PM
    Released this weekend was the second in the "W"-Series of genre-spanning adventures for WOIN, which started with W1 Xenomorphs: The Fall of Somerset Landing, and continues with W2 Dark Decade: From Dust to Dawn. Explore New York in 1980s, against a backdrop of vampires and worse! Welcome to the Dark DecadeThe 1980s were a dark time, with the shadow of nuclear annihilation, and the constant...
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 01:31 PM
    Released this weekend was the second in the "W"-Series of genre-spanning adventures for WOIN, which started with W1 Xenomorphs: The Fall of Somerset Landing, and continues with W2 Dark Decade: From Dust to Dawn. Explore New York in 1980s, against a backdrop of vampires and worse! Welcome to the Dark DecadeThe 1980s were a dark time, with the shadow of nuclear annihilation, and the constant...
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    Monday, 15th October, 2018, 12:34 PM
    Last month EN5ider introduced the orb-wielding Lodestar class. This month we have two new Training Methods for the Lodestar: Imaginative training which enriches the soul, discovering peace by way of indulgence; and Instinct training which melds soul and body, tempering soul fragments to act naturally and instinctively. Recently on EN5ider:
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 08:02 PM
    Morrus replied to Welcome Thread
    Welcome! We’re not going anywhere. We predate G+ by an entire decade, and outlasted it. We’ll be here for a long, long time yet. :)
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 08:00 PM
    Episode 2. Mixed feelings. I wasn’t keen on defeatist Doctor; and the fact that they are only alive because of a 1 in a trillion trillion trillion trillion chance of a passing spaceship picking them up in space. Both undermine the Doctor to me. Theme tune — awesomeness still. I love it. Less bombastic than recent years, and more mysterious. What did you guys think of the new TARDIS...
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 03:30 PM
    Hasbro pays just fine.
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 02:42 AM
    There aren’t rules. The person who is hiring will look at your resume and decide if they want to interview you. If they interview you, they’ll then decide if they want to hire you. You can’t rules-lawyer it or get them to hire you on a technicality. I feel weird explaining the concept of a job application to somebody. :)
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 02:19 AM
    Yes, but they’ll look at it.
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 01:35 AM
    *shrug* You know the rule; the Golden Flounce is a one-way ticket. See ya, I guess.
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    Sunday, 14th October, 2018, 12:09 AM
    There was only one part. There was no TARDIS. And it was only an hour long. Grace did die though. :)
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 04:32 PM
    Chaosium founder Greg Stafford passed away yesterday at the age of 70. An iconic game designer, he was known for the world of Glorantha, Pendragon, RuneQuest, the Ghostbusters RPG, and much more. Our thoughts and sympathies go to his friends, family, and co-workers. Stafford founded Chaosium in 1975. Chaosium report that he passed at his home, and that his passing was painless.
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 02:25 PM
    This was written on October 5th. Today is October 12th. October 14th is in the future! :)
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 02:06 PM
    As part of the Extra Life charity event, WotC's Nathan Stewart has shared page 27 of the upcoming book, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 02:04 PM
    As part of the Extra Life charity event, WotC's Nathan Stewart has shared page 27 of the upcoming book, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 01:48 PM
    Robert Schwalb, who you may know from previous titles such as Dungeons & Dragons Editions 3-5, Shadow of the Demon Lord, and, indeed, the upcoming Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD, is making a return to D&D with his own third party imprint, Max Press (named after his cat). From the announcement: For the last three years, I focused on creating and expanding the first roleplaying...
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    Friday, 12th October, 2018, 11:22 AM
    I personally prefer names like Glasstaff and The Black Spider over Sharokina and Sahastra, as there's no way on earth I'm going to remember the latter. And I don't think Glasstaff is any worse than Skywalker.
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    Thursday, 11th October, 2018, 06:51 PM
    I am rubbish at reading all the backstory in published adventures. It always feels like I'm revising for an exam. I"m reading one now. It's only 4 pages of backstory, but it is *dense* with names and places and history. It very much feels like I'm doing schoolwork! Especially since it's 4 page of backstory and then about 16 pages of adventure. It feels like a history book. Reached a...
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    Thursday, 11th October, 2018, 02:37 PM
    Bruce "Voyage of the Prince Ark" Heard's latest Kickstarter is a gazetteer about a "realm of wizards and demons". Set in his world of Calidar, its a system-neutral setting supplement framed around the voyage of the skyship Star Phoenix. Bruce has kindly sent along a full page "preview" of the book, which is called Wings of Darkness! The book weighs in at 132-pages, and comes in both...
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    Wednesday, 10th October, 2018, 10:36 PM
    Morrus started a thread Minotaur PCs in Ravnica
    Was this confirmed before? Minotaur PCs definitely in Ravnica. https://twitter.com/JeremyECrawford/status/1049724912867323904 "Your wish has been fulfilled! Minotaurs appear as a playable race in "Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica." - Jeremy Crawford.
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    Wednesday, 10th October, 2018, 10:14 PM
    Our friends over at Tablestory will be live streaming their Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD campaign! This is the trailer for Sector 49, a weekly live-streamed Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD game which launches on Monday, 15th October. For the audio version, be sure to subscribe to Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop News podcast at https://morrus.podbean.com or your favourite...
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    Wednesday, 10th October, 2018, 09:55 PM
    Our friends over at Tablestory will be live streaming their Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD campaign! This is the trailer for Sector 49, a weekly live-streamed Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD game which launches on Monday, 15th October. For the audio version, be sure to subscribe to Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop News podcast at https://morrus.podbean.com or your favourite...
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    Wednesday, 10th October, 2018, 12:26 AM
    Well if he did, I’m sure I wouldn’t notice. Never heard of him.
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 05:29 PM
    It's a ghost remnant of the old Rep system. I have no idea how or why it thinks there's a new rep comment. I've trued to investigate this before and couldn't figure it out.
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 05:15 PM
    There's a new Unearthed Arcana up from Keith Baker, Ruty Rutenberg, and Ben Petrisor -- "This month's Unearthed Arcana looks at the magic items that are part of everyday life in the world of Eberron. Arcane focuses, enchanted clothing, warforged components, and more are all common sights for the citizens of the Five Nations." The material in this month's Unearthed Arcana also appears...
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 05:12 PM
    There's a new Unearthed Arcana up from Keith Baker, Ruty Rutenberg, and Ben Petrisor -- "This month's Unearthed Arcana looks at the magic items that are part of everyday life in the world of Eberron. Arcane focuses, enchanted clothing, warforged components, and more are all common sights for the citizens of the Five Nations." The material in this month's Unearthed Arcana also appears...
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 04:06 PM
    I didn't know who she was before she appeared in Doctor Who. Not really the sort of music I tend to be around!
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 11:14 AM
    I'm not super clear what this is. Is it an adventure combined with a comic? If so, that sounds quite cool.
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    Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, 10:50 AM
    The actor. I associate him with daytime quiz shows. I’m sure my perception will change over the coming weeks.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 10:13 PM
    Daleks lose their potency when they're defeated twice a year.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 11:35 AM
    The ZEITGEIST adventure path continues over on EN5ider! Conspiracy, dwarven assassins, rogue fey lords, and a haunted mountain! A conspiracy has woven itself firmly into the dark underbelly of the city of Flint. The Royal Homeland Constabulary (RHC) has learned of its existence and knows it has a base beneath the haunted mountain named Cauldron Hill. Now at the king’s command it is time to rip...
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 11:19 AM
    Sure, just put it in the Older Editions forum.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 11:18 AM
    I would love to see how the countdown option works in practice.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 10:40 AM
    Technically no, as you don't get it until later, but if the GM were to allow it I don't think it would break anything.
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    Monday, 8th October, 2018, 12:06 AM
    The initial new-Doctor monsters are always a bit throw-away. Eccleston -- wheelie bins and a puddle of ooze Tennant -- pyjamas, sleeps all episode, then sword fighting an alien leader (the best of the intros, I guess) Smith -- a big eyeball who runs away when he says who he is Capaldi -- I can't even remember!
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    Sunday, 7th October, 2018, 10:49 PM
    I never like the new Doctor amnesia stuff. But she was great. She's closest to Tennant, if I were to compare her to previous Doctors, but I'm sure she'll put her own solid stamp on it soon enough. Loved the old school 60s/70s style theme tune. Still not sold on Bradley Walsh.
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    Sunday, 7th October, 2018, 03:01 PM
    Looking forward to this! So Pegg plays the father of the character that was based on him in the comic book?
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    Sunday, 7th October, 2018, 12:49 PM
    What an odd thing to say.
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    Saturday, 6th October, 2018, 02:44 PM
    A quick Ravnica update! During a live streamed show this week, WoC's Nathan Stewart showed off the Circle of Spores druid from the upcoming Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica. Thanks to the folks over at sageadvice.eu for grabbing screenshots!
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    Saturday, 6th October, 2018, 02:41 PM
    The “W”-Series of adventures each introduce a new genre to WOIN, inspired by the greatest that pop-culture has to offer. Each contains a full adventure, along with new setting information, rules, careers, monsters, equipment, and more. The “W”-Series began with W1 Xenomorphs: The Fall of Somerset Landing. W2 Dark Decade has finished layout and will be available very soon.
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    Saturday, 6th October, 2018, 10:32 AM
    It already had one, unless something unfortunate has happened to Queen Silvia.
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    Friday, 5th October, 2018, 11:11 PM
    I'm not going to watch that. 5 minutes is too much of the film for a trailer! I'm going to see the movie anyhow, but I don't want it completely spoiled.
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    Friday, 5th October, 2018, 11:24 AM
    Swedish publishers Free League Publishing and Järnringen have just announced that they have merged to become a single company under the Free League Publishing banner. These publishers, who consistently win awards and top "most anticipated polls", as well as running massive successful Kickstarter campaigns, are responsible for highly praised games like Tales from the Loop, and Mutant: Year Zero....
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    Thursday, 4th October, 2018, 06:47 PM
    As promised! We’ve hit the massive total of £100K in the Kickstarter, and so it’s time to release the free Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Quickstart! Click on the image above to find it over on DTRPG.
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    Thursday, 4th October, 2018, 11:19 AM
    1. 5’ squares. 2. It’s based on relative size. A medium creature uses a medium weapon with one hand. If your weapon is a size category smaller than you you can use it one handed. If it is a size category larger than you then you must uses it two handed. 3. Before the roll.
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    Thursday, 4th October, 2018, 10:34 AM
    OLD already has corruption rules (in the appendix).
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    Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018, 10:26 AM
    It renews automatically until you cancel it.
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    Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018, 12:47 AM
    This thread doesn’t appear to be about gaming any more, so it’s time to put it to bed.
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    Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018, 04:36 PM
    It’s a skill. Or you spend 3 XP.
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    Monday, 1st October, 2018, 11:22 AM
    Tales of the Old Margerve is a collection of 5E adventures set in an ancient, enchanted forest in Kobold Press' Midgard setting on Kickstarter right now. Kobold Press has sent along a preview of one of the monsters from the book -- the Briar Man, an undead fey vampiric monstrosity! The Kickstarter itself contains two books (and an optional pawn stretch goal). The primary book contains...
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    Monday, 1st October, 2018, 11:03 AM
    EN5ider this week features a mighty CR 27 monster! While technically an ancient red dragon, Syndrathrax’s necromantic transformations and attempted apotheoses have forever altered her. Though she shares the massive size of her fellow red wyrms she is gaunt and skeletal, and her scales sapped of their red luster and now bone white. Thanks to the necromantic energy that permeates her body she...
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    Monday, 1st October, 2018, 11:00 AM
    Wowzers. That will take a lot of unpacking! That's a LOT of questions! :) OK, here goes. I doubt I'll get to the end today, but I'll try to make a start. I'll skip the general comments and try to focus on the questions. The spellcraft skill has a section on page 156. It is knowledge about magic, as opposed to magical skill.
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    Sunday, 30th September, 2018, 10:19 PM
    I don’t really have any insight into how their company is arranged.
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    Sunday, 30th September, 2018, 09:33 PM
    Nothing wrong with trying something and saying “let’s let the market decide this one”.
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    Sunday, 30th September, 2018, 01:51 PM
    I have never heard a drink referred to as a “mild alcoholic beverage” before! Sounds like what Data from Star Trek would call it! :)
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    Saturday, 29th September, 2018, 02:23 PM
    Fans of Deep Space Nine, and especially those who want to play Ferengi or Changelings, will enjoy this short PDF from Modiphius for Star Trek Adventures. Not only are those two new races now available, but the stats of the DS9 crew are also provided. "This PDF contains statistics for the crew and residents of Deep Space 9, including Captain Sisko, Major Kira Nerys, Lt. Commander Worf, Chief...
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    Saturday, 29th September, 2018, 10:23 AM
    There isn’t to my knowledge, no. Sorry.
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    Friday, 28th September, 2018, 10:13 PM
    No, it’s basically the same system as Baldur’a Gate and Neverwinter Nights.
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    Friday, 28th September, 2018, 10:15 AM
    It’s not a binary choice between those two things.
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    Thursday, 27th September, 2018, 06:49 PM
    Yeah. That’s exactly what the official beginners set is for. Lost Mines of Phandelver seconded. Or thirded.
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    Thursday, 27th September, 2018, 05:21 PM
    I am. Had to turn the graphics down a bit but it works fine.
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    Thursday, 27th September, 2018, 12:06 PM
    It’s no harder to learn than any other new CRPG with its own system. Probably easier, because like D&D, Pathfinder has the d20 system as it’s kernel. Plus there are pregen options if you don’t want to make a character (though it guides you through that),
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    Wednesday, 26th September, 2018, 09:53 PM
    It’s not the rules as written, but your game is your game and you can play it any way you wish. :)
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    Wednesday, 26th September, 2018, 09:02 PM
    I can’t imagine how you’d control a party of six with a console.
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    Wednesday, 26th September, 2018, 08:27 PM
    I haven’t got that far yet, but it’s heavily implied the latter features.
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    Wednesday, 26th September, 2018, 07:04 PM
    I think you’re talking about an entirely different game. The Baldurs Gate PC games had you managing a party of adventurers.
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    Wednesday, 26th September, 2018, 05:02 PM
    I didn’t even know Baldurs Gate could do that.
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    Wednesday, 26th September, 2018, 03:29 PM
    I played a bit of it this morning. It really is the Baldur’s Gate/Neverwinter Nights experience. I’m loving it.
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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. That’s 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 “rising tide floating all boats”) 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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