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    Yeah, scheduling is tough. We're lucky that it's...

    Yeah, scheduling is tough. We're lucky that it's a long term group and it's been the same night every week for years.
  2. A hostage situation could make for a tense...

    A hostage situation could make for a tense 'social' encounter?
  3. Are the PCs Judges, Perps, or Civilians? And are...

    Are the PCs Judges, Perps, or Civilians? And are they using the same characters for all three scenes or are these separate things?
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    Want To Win A Trip To PaizoCon?

    PaizoCon is Paizo's annual convention, held in Seattle. You can win a free trip (including airfare!) to this year's four-day event which is from May 24th-27th.

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    To enter, you need to...
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    Iím sure it is! I have a great home game on...

    Iím sure it is! I have a great home game on Thursday nights and a local club on Wednesday nights. Another evening a week would be difficult! :)
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    I have no idea how to use Roll20! Never even seen...

    I have no idea how to use Roll20! Never even seen it!
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    I think theyíre all playing D&D!

    I think theyíre all playing D&D!
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    Well, you just donít use shields. :)

    Well, you just donít use shields. :)
  9. I saw that yesterday. Great review! Thank you ó...

    I saw that yesterday. Great review! Thank you ó Iím so glad you liked it.
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    There aren't, but I figure the NEW starship...

    There aren't, but I figure the NEW starship combat rules would work perfectly (they're very "Star Trek naval" style). You could reskin all the weapons easily enough.
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    Thatís because thatís not what forums are...

    Thatís because thatís not what forums are designed for.
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    That last one is easy ó the amount you charge for...

    That last one is easy ó the amount you charge for it is irrelevant. $1M or $0, the price has nothing to do with its legality.

    Though it might factor into the amount of damages, if you get sued.
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    You could explain that away as being due to his...

    You could explain that away as being due to his illness, though.
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    It wasnít an exhaustive list. :) Coupling came...

    It wasnít an exhaustive list. :)

    Coupling came after Friends, though. Steven ďDoctor WhoĒ Moffat, IIRC.
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    Well, in the past you also exported Star Trek and...

    Well, in the past you also exported Star Trek and The West Wing and The Sopranos. So donít feel bad! :)
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    .... and The Orville.

    .... and The Orville.
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    No.

    No.
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    Do you get any British TV from the last 30 years?

    Do you get any British TV from the last 30 years?
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    That's an early Black Mirror episode.

    That's an early Black Mirror episode.
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    They should have totally had him look again at...

    They should have totally had him look again at the phone and see that photo there. Paradox fun for all the family!
  21. Nah, you havenít actually uploaded the file. :)

    Nah, you havenít actually uploaded the file. :)
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    Various DMsG authors can be found in the credits...

    Various DMsG authors can be found in the credits of recent hardcovers. DotMM contains several, for example.
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    Yup. Especially if youíre paying writers, artists...

    Yup. Especially if youíre paying writers, artists etc. a fair wage. Per book, the printing cost is very low.
  24. An event might take place in round 4. Maybe a new...

    An event might take place in round 4. Maybe a new wave of IRCís arrives or the bridge collapses.
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    I think Iíd make it more than that. Speed 32 is...

    I think Iíd make it more than that. Speed 32 is really fast.
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    I imagine the (threatened?) lawsuit didn't help.

    I imagine the (threatened?) lawsuit didn't help.
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    Just another couple pf days before this goes...

    Just another couple pf days before this goes away, folks. I see we have 101 downloads now. Looking forward to the other 98 folks' comments! :)
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    Until Game of Thrones returns, this and Gotham...

    Until Game of Thrones returns, this and Gotham are the two shows I really look forward to. I watch Discovery at the very first opportunity every Friday.

    I appreciate shorter seasons as thereís...
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    Stat the Dragonlance heroes

    Inspired by some stuff Cam Banks was tweeting last night. Just for fun, how would you make each of the Dragonlance heroes (a) at the start of the Chronicles and (b) at the peak of their powers?
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    D&D storylines for a movie?

    If you were a Hollywood producer and gig had access to D&Dís entire catalogue of novels and adventures since 1974, and you had to pick one novel (or novel series) or adventure (or adventure path) to...
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    Why would you have any faith absent any...

    Why would you have any faith absent any information about the director, actors, plot, or anything else? Thereís nothing to have faith in yet.
  32. I still find it quicker to refer to a book I know...

    I still find it quicker to refer to a book I know well than to use an app or PDF.
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    Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?

    According to Screenrant, Paramount's (Summer 2021) Dungeons & Dragons movie is about to begin casting.


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    There's a few tidbits to be gleaned from the article:

    Paramount is...
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    I've only heard of about half of those...

    I've only heard of about half of those...
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    SOTH NEVER WENT TO RAVENLOFT! I will maintain...

    SOTH NEVER WENT TO RAVENLOFT!

    I will maintain that until my dying day (though I will admit Lowder's books were a fun read... but in my head-canon it never happened!)
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    Loke Battlemats just tweeted a couple of pictures...

    Loke Battlemats just tweeted a couple of pictures of their Giant Book of Battlemaps combined with the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD token set.

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    And Anson Mount starring Pike Enterprise with...

    And Anson Mount starring Pike Enterprise with Spock aboard. It would be so good! Basically it would be TOS, but with modern filming.

    Yeah, I would absolutely pay money for that.
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    Ah yes; please ignore Page XX references. Those...

    Ah yes; please ignore Page XX references. Those are placeholders awaiting the final final edit (even minor edits can change page numbers).
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    Important question: when will Spock shave off his...

    Important question: when will Spock shave off his beard?

    Since Anson Mount is only contracted for one year, I'm guessing Pike leaves at the end of this season. That'll be a shame, as I really like...
  40. I've started a [+] thread for those who want to...

    I've started a [+] thread for those who want to talk about what's happening in the show.

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?658029-Star-Trek-Discovery-(Fan)-Thread&p=7581224#post7581224
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    [+] Star Trek Discovery (Fan) Thread

    This is designated a [+] thread, so you can use the other thread to talk about how much you hate Discovery. This thread is for fans who want to take about what's happening in the show.
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    Well, he got D&D in his Pathfinder before he got...

    Well, he got D&D in his Pathfinder before he got Pathfinder in his D&D -- when he started at Paizo they were publishing Dragon Magazine for D&D 3.5. Pathfinder didn't even exist!
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    These things are the few occasions I wish I had...

    These things are the few occasions I wish I had Excel! OpenOffice always seems to struggle with dynamic Excel sheets and the like.
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    F. Wesley Schneider Is D&D's New Editor

    Pathfinder designer F. Wesley Schneider has just started a new job as an editor for Dungeons & Dragons! He worked at Paizo from 2003, starting as assistant editor on Dragon magazine, became editor-in...
  45. Oh, god, here we go again. Does it ever stop? ...

    Oh, god, here we go again. Does it ever stop?

    Iím think Iím just going to bow out of discussing this show and enjoy it quietly.
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    Have you checked out the stronghold building...

    Have you checked out the stronghold building section of OLD?
  47. I don't really know anything about DDAL, but a...

    I don't really know anything about DDAL, but a product codename for that presumably isn't a product codename for an actual D&D release?
  48. Thereís plenty of money to be made selling print...

    Thereís plenty of money to be made selling print products. On their scale, thatís a LOT of money. Just look how many of the things theyíre still shifting years into the edition.
  49. I don't really know what they were pushing hard...

    I don't really know what they were pushing hard prior to its release. DIdn't see much promotion. Sorry; not much help!
  50. I don't know what "traditional Star Trek" is?...

    I don't know what "traditional Star Trek" is? every show has bene very different. I love Discovery, and my favourite Star Trek is the TOS movies II-IV trilogy, if that helps. The main problem with...
  51. Well that was weird.

    Well that was weird.
  52. None of those things affect me. Like I said, ďas...

    None of those things affect me. Like I said, ďas far as Iím concernedĒ. :)
  53. Iím gonna miss Pike next year.

    Iím gonna miss Pike next year.
  54. Itís not a question of just flipping a switch....

    Itís not a question of just flipping a switch. PoD needs different files to the onscreen PDF. Itís actually quite a bit of extra work and reformatting, followed by an approval process at DTFPGís end,...
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    I donít know for sure, but it looks or me like...

    I donít know for sure, but it looks or me like you use the Duplicate button first and then edit your duplicate.
  56. If Keith Baker wrote it, itís official as far as...

    If Keith Baker wrote it, itís official as far as Iím concerned.
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    Manage Your Game With RPG Encounters

    There's a range of different campaign management tools available; some free, some not so. RPG Encounters is a free web app designed to work with and sync between all your devices. I hadn't heard of...
  58. You can, yes.

    You can, yes.
  59. Morgrave Miscellany: Eberron Sourcebook from Keith Baker

    Keith Baker, Eberron's original creator, and other authors have teamed up for a new 164-page PDF Eberron supplement, following up on last year's Wayfarer's Guide to Eberron. It's available for $14.95...
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    Thanks Steven! Super useful - exactly what I was...

    Thanks Steven! Super useful - exactly what I was hoping for. :)
  61. Forbes has done a few D&D articles over the last...

    Forbes has done a few D&D articles over the last few years. If you google ďForbes D&DĒ youíll find loads of them. This hobby is mainstream now!
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    Itís almost like he said that...

    Itís almost like he said that...
  63. Folks, you can decide what you like, but donít...

    Folks, you can decide what you like, but donít accept work at 1c/w.
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    Itís a different game, but my WOIN system allows...

    Itís a different game, but my WOIN system allows for REP (reputation) to be awarded as a reward.
  65. I would not advise any new writer to accept less...

    I would not advise any new writer to accept less than 3c/w. And thatís really basement rate pay. Accepting less than that normalises it.

    Editing is a separate job, paid similarly per word.
    ...
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    Just build a large starship without engines?

    Just build a large starship without engines?
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    Tell me About Creating for DMs Guild

    Well thatís for you to decide. I can tell you what I did ó I supported the d20 STL and the GSL for about 15 years give or take, but I went with the plain OGL this time around. Third time lucky. But...
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    If you publish on DMsG, you grant a perpetual...

    If you publish on DMsG, you grant a perpetual license to others, including WotC, to use your work. Artwork, I believe, is excepted. While this doesnít transfer the copyright, you are also prevented...
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    O.L.D. v1.2 Playtest Version

    I have just uploaded O.L.D. v1.2 Playtest Version to the downloads area.

    This is the near-final version of OLD v1.2. It's here for proofreading purposes. Please take a look and report any errata...
  70. The GM should always be free to say that...

    The GM should always be free to say that something doesnít apply. That said, think of it like comic books - people die all the time only to come back later. The only limit is a (semi) plausible...
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    This thread contains a poll. Iíve played a lot of D&D games with a lot of...

    Iíve played a lot of D&D games with a lot of different groups. They were all different. I have no idea what the real D&D experience is supposed to be.
  72. One cent a word?

    One cent a word?
  73. Itís a trivial enough thing that itís not worth...

    Itís a trivial enough thing that itís not worth worrying about unless itís really bothering you. Sometimes being right is the least important thing at hand.
  74. Well, OK. I think he was just asking for some...

    Well, OK. I think he was just asking for some volunteer DMs. :)
  75. He said ďsettingĒ not ďCampaign SettingĒ with...

    He said ďsettingĒ not ďCampaign SettingĒ with Capital Letters. As in a place where the story is set. He could have meant it in the context of a world-spanning campaign setting like Greyhawk; he could...
  76. Well, to you, perhaps. But the question is what...

    Well, to you, perhaps. But the question is what does a ďsettingĒ count as to Thomas Valley?
  77. The D&D logo, name, art, etc. arenít OGL. You...

    The D&D logo, name, art, etc. arenít OGL. You should probably remove those from the front page of the website if youíre using the OGL.

    No ads is definitely appreciated! :)
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    From what I've read online, they want to make it...

    From what I've read online, they want to make it more detective than action. I like that idea.
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    Even the most hardened PC doesn't want a starship...

    Even the most hardened PC doesn't want a starship weapon pointed at them!
  80. Yeah. It strikes me every week. You can see every...

    Yeah. It strikes me every week. You can see every penny of the budget. The set design alone is incredible.
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    Sadly, mine do not.

    Sadly, mine do not.
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    I have two. I don't know why!

    I have two. I don't know why!
  83. Me too. I loved it. I have come to realise that...

    Me too. I loved it. I have come to realise that Jester David is the anti-me.
  84. GameHole Con Hints At An "An Yet Unannounced Setting" for D&D This Year

    Thomas Valley, GameHoleCon's Adventurer's League coordinator, is currently asking for volunteer DMs for the show in November. As part of the post he refers to "The premiere of an Epic event set in as...
  85. It is inspired by the movie. A couple of...

    It is inspired by the movie.



    A couple of ships do, but not many.
  86. It's for 5E, yes. Though it's not set in any of...

    It's for 5E, yes. Though it's not set in any of WotC's campaign settings.
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    Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?

    Or when Green Ronin released M&M and AGE, and then still worked with WotC? Or Sasquatch did similar? Or Monte Cook who left WotC and then came back for 5E and then left again?WotC doesnít refuse to...
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    Man, Iíd buy an RPG if *you* wrote one with even...

    Man, Iíd buy an RPG if *you* wrote one with even less information!

    I mean, maybe Iím too much of a sucker for marketing. Certainly possible. But I *do* buy RPGs because theyíre associated with a...
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    I donít know the answer to any of those...

    I donít know the answer to any of those questions. I know they made a campaign setting, so they have some design chops. Whether that would translate to a full game, I donít know. They have a great...
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    Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?

    That is or is not what I was proposing. Although I wasnít proposing anything.

    I havenít said anything about changing their show. I wondered if they could publish an RPG.

    Clearly you strongly...
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    How does writing a book ďblow upĒ their...

    How does writing a book ďblow upĒ their relationship with WotC? Their relationship is not that precarious (unless you know something the rest of us donít).
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    Not even slightly what I said.

    Not even slightly what I said.
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    Very curious about Joker. I'll go see it because,...

    Very curious about Joker. I'll go see it because, hey, it's just a movie ticket and I'm curious. The worst that happens is I don't like it. But I am super curious.
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    Nothing lasts forever. Start future-proofing...

    Nothing lasts forever. Start future-proofing early. And an RPG book isn't that big a hurdle.
  95. DriveThruRPG's Massive EN Publishing Sale Brings Ghostbreaking, Xenomorph-Hunting, Vampire-Slaying, Bounty-Hunting Goodness!

    Right now there's a massive EN Publishing sale going on over at DriveThruRPG. Many books are up to two-thirds off! This includes not just the WOIN core rulebooks, but also things like the...
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    True. But I don't know how difficult it is to...

    True. But I don't know how difficult it is to make an animated show. It *sounds* a lot more difficult to me, but I've no way of gauging it.
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    Well, thatís branding, isnít it? People would say...

    Well, thatís branding, isnít it? People would say ďIím playing Critical Role tonight!Ē and folks would know what that means. Building a brand is hard, but if anybody in the TRPG space, CR would have...
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    Sure. New ventures entail risk. An RPG rulebook...

    Sure. New ventures entail risk. An RPG rulebook isnít *that* much of a risk, though. Especially if it was a Kickstarter stretch goal. Much easier to produce than an animated show!
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    Could Critical Role launch their own RPG?

    So, given two facts:

    1) WotC indicated last year that streaming shows like Critical Role are responsible for over 50% of new player acquisitions;...
  100. Is it fragile? Or is it just where the hobby is...

    Is it fragile? Or is it just where the hobby is going?
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