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    I actually like the idea that was demonstrated in...

    I actually like the idea that was demonstrated in one of the traps that allowed dispel magic (and I noted last year). It actually made the challenge harder. That seems like a nice twist that Acererak...
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    To me it just made no sense that Acererak would...

    To me it just made no sense that Acererak would leave some traps vulnerable to dispel magic. Magic is his bread and butter and he had the time to design this tomb to his exacting (I imagine)...
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    Well I was making these comments over a year ago...

    Well I was making these comments over a year ago :) But I remember there was at least a couple of traps that were susceptible to dispel magic (which made me go "wuh?") and thus the trap was...
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    To clever for your own good eh? That's too bad....

    To clever for your own good eh? That's too bad. And also a classic outcome, players ignoring your juicy plothook and going another way entirely. :)
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    Talk about crossing the streams! Gods have mercy!

    Talk about crossing the streams! Gods have mercy!
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    It made me think of Robert Silverbergís Majipoor...

    It made me think of Robert Silverbergís Majipoor Chronicles where each story is playback of a memory. Quite inspired I must say (and, to be honest, I think the consulting WotC did on this adventure...
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    Yeah I get that, but it still irks me. :)

    Yeah I get that, but it still irks me. :)
  8. Always can use more monsters, very nice to see.

    Always can use more monsters, very nice to see.
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    Jumping in on the end here without reading the...

    Jumping in on the end here without reading the middle, but the biggest thing that bugs me about ranged cantrips is that there is no skill (typically) required for aiming. For example, the first...
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    Hmm - now I want to make one that's in the form...

    Hmm - now I want to make one that's in the form of a dungeon and the place where you exit the dungeon indicates your preferred class...
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    I find this to be thoroughly valuable. Matt is...

    I find this to be thoroughly valuable. Matt is constantly dealing with interesting developments and how he navigates them is very educational.

    That and how he describes things are the two big...
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    Hereís how Iíd love a post credits clip to play...

    Hereís how Iíd love a post credits clip to play out: cut to a living room scene with the actual actors sitting around a table packing up their dice and character sheets, saying stuff like ďthat was...
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    Yeah I said at the time that itís a perfect...

    Yeah I said at the time that itís a perfect example of a D&D movie done right, not great but definitely mass-appealing.
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    This is a fun review of the 2005 movie and some...

    This is a fun review of the 2005 movie and some discussion of D&D movies in general...


    https://youtu.be/zjCZAcneUII

    The acting looks so incredibly wooden, and the camera work seems very...
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    Yeah - I'm worried the producers feel the same...

    Yeah - I'm worried the producers feel the same way :)
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    I think the confusion is about why? Why on earth...

    I think the confusion is about why? Why on earth did a movie company decide to make another D&D movie after all the other failed attempts? What is D&D bringing other than the promise of disaster? :)...
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    You're right, they're looking at it as some kind...

    You're right, they're looking at it as some kind of strange insurance, basically trying to guarantee there's at least some audience for the movie when it comes out. The desire as you say to massively...
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    As for the movie, I fear that the producers are...

    As for the movie, I fear that the producers are going to take things far too seriously and try for an epic, GoT-esque story. It really needs to be a light-hearted romp through fantasy tropes,...
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    Apparently the Rock is not going to work with...

    Apparently the Rock is not going to work with Diesel again - doesn't appreciate his lack of "work ethic" apparently. :)
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    And I think this thread proves any thread...

    And I think this thread proves any thread sufficiently speculative about D&Dís future will devolve into a battle about the upcoming movie :)
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    Oh, now I want to see a Taika Waititi helmed D&D...

    Oh, now I want to see a Taika Waititi helmed D&D movie!
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    I still think that the way to continue to grow...

    I still think that the way to continue to grow D&D as a hobby is to provide official tie-ins with popular 3rd party IP. I know that's not what Wizards want, but Hasbro has a long history of it with...
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    I think the weakest part of 5e is its dependence...

    I think the weakest part of 5e is its dependence on the Forgotten Realms. if thereís something that players will tire of itís playing in that Disneyworld-esque mess of poor world building. :)

    I...
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    Hereís another pet peeve for me: no indication of...

    Hereís another pet peeve for me: no indication of expected challenge for an encounter in the published adventures. Not even the CR! Making us all have to reverse engineer each one to figure out if it...
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    The thing that bugs me the most is how poorly the...

    The thing that bugs me the most is how poorly the game is introduced to new players by the PHB and the DMG (the DMG especially). It's written by experienced players for experienced players, IMHO. For...
  26. OK here's my take on the hook (which seems a bit...

    OK here's my take on the hook (which seems a bit vague?):

    The University has just built a natural history museum with a display of freshly uncovered dinosaur bones and skeletons celebrating the ....
  27. I think autocorrect didn't like your description...

    I think autocorrect didn't like your description of the Temple of the Feathered Lords. I think it's sporting "friezes" rather "frenzies" of dinosaurs? But it could be frenzies in an adventure I...
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    And then... somebody on the internet is WRONG!!!...

    And then... somebody on the internet is WRONG!!! :D
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    And here people thought that thread callback was...

    And here people thought that thread callback was irrelevant... ;)
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    Well it was in fun, but also relevant in that...

    Well it was in fun, but also relevant in that we've have been down a very similar road and 3 years is still within 5e's time frame (and helpful for anyone who wanted to review a discussion on that...
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    ??!!

    ??!!
  32. The issue is that either this will split the...

    The issue is that either this will split the party because Rezmir wants to keep him close, or he'll become an agent of Rezmir and work against the rest of the party (who are out to defeat Rezmir and...
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    The big issue in this approach IMHO is that it...

    The big issue in this approach IMHO is that it opens the player up to judgement by the others at the table. If you don't perform that Int 6 stat satisfactorily then you can be accusing of poor...
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    Nice try Elfcrusher, but you've taken us down...

    Nice try Elfcrusher, but you've taken us down that road before! :D http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?470302-Persuade-Intimidate-and-Deceive-used-vs-PCs
  35. Liking the sound of the Greek setting, would love...

    Liking the sound of the Greek setting, would love to run a Jason and the Argonauts type of campaign.
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    I dunno - but I sure hope the beer & pretzels...

    I dunno - but I sure hope the beer & pretzels aren't in the way! :P
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    An example of PvP I do allow is when player A...

    An example of PvP I do allow is when player A wants their PC to take some precipitive action and player B wants to stop them. Iíll have them roll a contested initiative to see if Player B was quick...
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    I found Comicbook.comís review to be much more...

    I found Comicbook.comís review to be much more helpful than Polygonís which seemed more a repackaging of the press release...
  39. Youíve seen this Iím sure?...

    Youíve seen this Iím sure? https://www.susanjmorris.com/dd-for-kids/
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    Thyrwyn - excellently put!

    Thyrwyn - excellently put!
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    I really donít understand why players want to...

    I really donít understand why players want to harass other players. Donít we play this game to escape that stuff and have some fun? So now youíve got two players who, if they want to keep playing at...
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    Iíd that contested checks between PCs only...

    Iíd that contested checks between PCs only happens if both players consent to the contest. For example Player A says ďI challenge Bob the barbarian to an arm wrestle over who gets the +2 greataxe.Ē...
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    Because there is a mind-meld between player and...

    Because there is a mind-meld between player and character and so that aspect of play is able to be resolved without needing dice. The player and the character both listen to the proposal and the...
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    The dice are used to resolve uncertainty, but...

    The dice are used to resolve uncertainty, but there is no uncertainty when itís PC vs PC when theyíre discussing plans of action, each player makes their case for their character and each makes their...
  45. Iíll second the call to just have them take...

    Iíll second the call to just have them take levels of exhaustion if/when they fail a particular challenge as they attempt the ascent. Itís a gradually increasing threat rather than sudden like...
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    This thread contains a poll. Yes to the excisation of gnomes and thumbs up for...

    Yes to the excisation of gnomes and thumbs up for the Devo reference!
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    Reddit seems like a terrible place, it doesnít...

    Reddit seems like a terrible place, it doesnít help that I find the interface confusing to boot.
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    This thread contains a poll. For me thematic integrity is pretty major which...

    For me thematic integrity is pretty major which is why FR bugs me because itís basically an ďanything goesĒ setting. I also donít want evil PCs so it was an easy 4 vote for me :)
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    This is the big issue with adventure reviews...

    This is the big issue with adventure reviews IMHO. An adventure that might be a fun read often only reveals its issues when you actually animate it at the table.
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    thatís interesting. I occasionally hit the front...

    thatís interesting. I occasionally hit the front page to see whatís up, but I mostly visit for the forum chatter.
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    if new players are not coming here for community,...

    if new players are not coming here for community, where are they going? Reddit? Youtube?
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    Morrus- the third one seems much too big in scope...

    Morrus- the third one seems much too big in scope for a one page adventure IMHO, this is getting to the point where the DM is going to either have to do a lot of planning (to flesh out the city in...
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      The Advanced Search option is good for tracking...

    The Advanced Search option is good for tracking down related threads, so I found this:...
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    Iím assuming those squeezing consider the passage...

    Iím assuming those squeezing consider the passage to be difficult terrain and thus movement is halved?

    Edit: I see that the speed is halved though itís not considered difficult terrain.
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    Well the MSRP is $125 though Amazon has it for...

    Well the MSRP is $125 though Amazon has it for 50% off so either the profit margin is massive or theyíre really trying to kill the FLGS...
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    morris, yeah that why I suggested adding them as...

    morris, yeah that why I suggested adding them as a single letter in the title, for example:

    The Oasis [M]

    or

    1 territorial ankheg [E]

    Wouldnít that be cleaner?
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    Morrus, if I can offer a suggestion: please...

    Morrus, if I can offer a suggestion: please indicate (where applicable) what challenge level each encounter is expected to present. Easy, Medium, Hard or Deadly. This really helps people who need to...
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    This 3 failure rigidity really puzzles me,...

    This 3 failure rigidity really puzzles me, because it doesn't scale well to larger groups.Because with larger groups everyone one wants a chance to participate, but with a rigid limit that increases...
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    See the stuff earlier in the thread about the...

    See the stuff earlier in the thread about the ďflashbackĒ idea, this is how you overcome setbacks like these in an entertaining and heist-movie-like manner.
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    Not sure why I got included in the bollocking,...

    Not sure why I got included in the bollocking, Iím generally more in your camp. However I do think that he shouldnít be asking for money if heís using other peopleís work without permission. If he...
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    Hmm I guess I didnít look to closely at the list!...

    Hmm I guess I didnít look to closely at the list! :)
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    Anyway, leaving the art to one side, thereís a...

    Anyway, leaving the art to one side, thereís a bunch of great monsters in here, many that would find a leading place in a Curse of Strahd campaign.
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    Youíre sure the art is used without permission?

    Youíre sure the art is used without permission?
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    Morrus, thatís good and certainly runnable as is....

    Morrus, thatís good and certainly runnable as is.

    If we think about this in terms of the pillars then the best format is determined by whether exploration or social interaction is the leading...
  65. What is driving these cost increases? The only...

    What is driving these cost increases? The only thing I can think is paper? is that actually becoming resource constrained?

    Edit: my google-fu must be off because I couldnít find any dire articles...
  66. Did you know that thereís also a user named...

    Did you know that thereís also a user named Mercurious? are you related? :)
  67. @Mercurius...

    @Mercurius - your quoting is getting a little out of control! :D
  68. I would agree with except for the fact that...

    I would agree with except for the fact that global production has been consolidated into China, so their volumes are still very significant especially for large format books like these.
  69. I do keep forgetting about Transformers (probably...

    I do keep forgetting about Transformers (probably because I've never seen them... :) ) - but they're definitely a force to be reckoned with.

    Touchť to you and lowkey13 !
  70. Well when every last D&D movie has been an abject...

    Well when every last D&D movie has been an abject embarrassment it seems risky to try and reverse that trend just when D&D is bursting into the pop culture. :) If it was the first ever D&D movie that...
  71. It seems to me that the best way for WotC to...

    It seems to me that the best way for WotC to "sell more stuff" is to offer setting options for players and DMs in popular fictional universes, for example Harry Potter (who wouldn't buy the DMs Guide...
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    @Sadras...

    @Sadras Iíd call that an encounter rather than adventure. For these kind of things youíve really got to empower the DM to fill in the blanks rather than provide the full details. So for your Wererat...
  73. Good to see the proof reading in the style guide...

    Good to see the proof reading in the style guide is as good as ever:



    Iím curious about these Frogotten Realms, is it for amphibious PCs? ;)
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    Been thinking about this adventure some more and...

    Been thinking about this adventure some more and here's my latest high-level remix (with some hand-waving where necessary :) ).

    Leading up to the adventure PCs have established a reputation of...
  75. What blows my mind is that they didn't produce a...

    What blows my mind is that they didn't produce a starter set for the M:tG Ravnica folks. You want to invite in a new group of players and you just provide a big-ass book (that also requires...
  76. Iíve been fortunate enough to be able to combine...

    Iíve been fortunate enough to be able to combine LMoP, ToD, SKT and OotA into an extended campaign (players now at level 17) so Iíve gotten good use out of a number of the adventures.


    I here...
  77. Agreed. What weíve seen be the best promotions...

    Agreed. What weíve seen be the best promotions have been streamed content featuring celebs. Iím amazed theyíve yet to get people like Stephen Colbert to play in a game. He was keenly into D&D as a...
  78. I wouldnít put sci-fi in the same genre as D&D....

    I wouldnít put sci-fi in the same genre as D&D. :) But yeah if they can make it a fun romp like that or Pirates of the Caribbean itíll be good. But those were both surprise hits elevated by great...
  79. Itís going to be terrible! itís really hard to...

    Itís going to be terrible! itís really hard to make a decent movie in this genre.
  80. I guess so, and I guess I need to stop buying...

    I guess so, and I guess I need to stop buying them and being disappointed each time. So I think I'm done with Dragon Heist; as others have mentioned I have more adventures in queue than I can...
  81. This is the bit that's puzzling me also. I really...

    This is the bit that's puzzling me also. I really expected these adventures to be master classes of design with tons of clever techniques that would reveal insights in how to make an adventure...
  82. I also initially thought gyor was asking for a FR...

    I also initially thought gyor was asking for a FR campaign setting :)
  83. A laugh because you pretty much nailed it! :)

    A laugh because you pretty much nailed it! :)
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    Well the assumption going in is that the DM only...

    Well the assumption going in is that the DM only called for a roll when there's uncertainty in the result. If the Lich Queen is not interested in seduction then there is no roll. It seems too many...
  85. Hmm - the timing is an interesting factor. This...

    Hmm - the timing is an interesting factor. This is the first time (in a long while - since Rise of Tiamat I think!) an adventure (or 2) has been released this close to the holidays...
  86. Seconding the enthusiasm for the magic item cards...

    Seconding the enthusiasm for the magic item cards as those can be handed to the players which is cool. Less interested in the monster cards because I like to pull from many sources (and tweak to suit...
  87. Has WotC saturated the published adventure market or are the two latest adventures not very popular?

    Has anyone else noticed an apparent lack of interest in discussing the content in the latest pair of adventures?

    In my memory the latest adventures get a flurry of threads and posts as people read...
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    This thread contains a poll. Though weíre talking macro history, not the micro...

    Though weíre talking macro history, not the micro stuff we see in FR I would hope?
  89. What I like about the exhaustion/wounds variant...

    What I like about the exhaustion/wounds variant is that it makes the PCs have to decide what to risk during? Can they afford to let one of the team go down and suffer a setback? Or does someone need...
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    I want behind the scenes discussion of the...

    I want behind the scenes discussion of the adventures theyíve created. Why certain choices were made, what was the objective etc etc. I also want much better adventures, the ones that are published...
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    If youíve not seen it, check out Iserithís action...

    If youíve not seen it, check out Iserithís action adjudication guide, itís both excellent and entertaining. If you like it, consider sharing it with your players for play examples (thereís pdf...
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    Because Iím not interested in Discord and I like...

    Because Iím not interested in Discord and I like to come to enworld for D&D advice and chat. :)
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    Why not just share here so a bunch of lurkers...

    Why not just share here so a bunch of lurkers (and others like myself) can also benefit from your tips?
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    Great stuff Quickleaf!

    Great stuff Quickleaf!
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    That has a definite brutal, simple elegance! :)

    That has a definite brutal, simple elegance! :)
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    Falling damage does seem quite light (and the...

    Falling damage does seem quite light (and the fact that it doesn't scale by size is also an issue. How about making it a d10 per 10ft drop so a 20 ft drop would be 2d10? (I'd say a 10 ft drop is...
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    Added the TOC to the first post and indexed the...

    Added the TOC to the first post and indexed the first few replies.
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    I uploaded a player quick reference sheet...

    I uploaded a player quick reference sheet that tries to briefly cover the essentials. Your players might find it helpful.
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    I was just listening to an episode from Critical...

    I was just listening to an episode from Critical Role season 1 and Travis is constantly forgetting to add his necrotic damage to his roll. Heís reminded every time and happily adds it in, but it is a...
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    To the OP, as others have asked, are these...

    To the OP, as others have asked, are these players having fun? are all the players having fun? If they are and youíre not then youíve got a problem with mismatched expectations. Either you can change...
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