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    Haha, brilliant, this popped up while I was...

    Haha, brilliant, this popped up while I was posting the exact same thing. Great minds think alike, my friend! :)
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    While I do love the LUG Trek RPG, I'm holding out...

    While I do love the LUG Trek RPG, I'm holding out (a fool's) hope that Fantasy Flight swoops in and works out a deal to create a Star Trek RPG styled after their fantastic Star Wars narrative dice...
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    I have it archived in a binder, but not online.

    I have it archived in a binder, but not online.
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    Until recently, the longest RPG campaign I'd ever...

    Until recently, the longest RPG campaign I'd ever been a part of was a Star Trek: The Next Generation era game. A friend and I co-GMed the game, taking turns running episodes in a format similar to...
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    I just started DMing HotDQ with a group of six...

    I just started DMing HotDQ with a group of six players. I think 5E is great. I'm looking forward to playing it for a long time.
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    Good point. Might be that the ability grows more...

    Good point. Might be that the ability grows more useful as the party levels up. At lower levels, monsters have so few hit points, there is little need for extra damage. Later on, however, I'll bet...
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    I found this fascinating because I came away with...

    I found this fascinating because I came away with almost exactly the opposite conclusions.

    I believe Giant Killer is the least-desirable ability because it has multiple conditions that must be met...
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    Hear hear! I felt exactly the same way when i...

    Hear hear! I felt exactly the same way when i read it.
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    Whether or not I or anyone else might disagree...

    Whether or not I or anyone else might disagree with an inclusion or ommission from this list, I think we can all agree that by and large, these are excellent products that deserve praise.

    ...
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    Well, that would do it.

    Well, that would do it.
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    I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if...

    I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if one of the finest role-playing game products of 2013 was completely ignored by whoever nominated these games.

    In all seriousness, where is Edge of...
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    Seriously. If you're the same Abstruse who...

    Seriously.

    If you're the same Abstruse who writes for AICN, I enjoyed reading your review earlier today. I thought it was fair, informative and demonstrated the same enthusiasm that I have for the...
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    Agreed on the first point, but I don't view the...

    Agreed on the first point, but I don't view the situation quite the same way as you describe. I don't personally see the penalty as the result of an enemy intentionally trying to disrupt the caster...
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    So ranged attacks made with spells and weapons...

    So ranged attacks made with spells and weapons have disadvantage when there's a foe within 5 feet of the attacker who is not incapacitated and who can see the attacker.

    I don't remember this rule...
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    Couple of changes I noticed: The Search skill...

    Couple of changes I noticed:

    The Search skill was removed from the game.

    Also, all classes now seem to have a minimum proficiency bonus of +2, whereas in the final playtest packet, they...
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    Just my opinion, of course, but I think I...

    Just my opinion, of course, but I think I preferred the 4E 10-minute short rest to the 5E hour-long short rest. In fact, these abilities that require a short rest before they can be used again have...
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    This guy wins.

    This guy wins.
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    Yeah, I hear you Trippy. There is a lot fo stuff...

    Yeah, I hear you Trippy. There is a lot fo stuff coming out that feels like variations on a familiar theme.


    What grabbed me abuto Edge of the Empire was less the setting and more than...
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    Other than Doctor Who and Firefly, those names...

    Other than Doctor Who and Firefly, those names are not very familiar other than I think I saw one of them on Kickstarter once.

    I admit though, I tend to lean a little toward the licensed stuff, as...
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    Great question! I'd have to go with D&D next. I...

    Great question! I'd have to go with D&D next. I really liked the direction the rules were going in during the beta.

    I also can't think of any other RPG releases in 2014 that I'm very interested...
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    While I don't have any great pithy insights to...

    While I don't have any great pithy insights to share here, I will say that I've enjoyed the game greatly and was an active member of the beta. I think you would enjoy it, Morrus, and I hope you will...
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    I'm especially curious to know what, if anything,...

    I'm especially curious to know what, if anything, has changed from the final beta update.
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    Oh fantastic. I'll definitely check the booth out...

    Oh fantastic. I'll definitely check the booth out then.

    Thanks, Wade!
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    What game did you work on, Brian?

    What game did you work on, Brian?
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    Hillfolk doesn't sound like a role-playing game...

    Hillfolk doesn't sound like a role-playing game so much as it sounds like improvising a television show where the GM is the director and the players are the cast.

    I'm not sure how I feel about...
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    Thanks, that's a good summary. You have me...

    Thanks, that's a good summary. You have me officially curious. :)
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    Give me the elevator pitch on 13th Age. I'm...

    Give me the elevator pitch on 13th Age. I'm looking forward to D&D Next, I own every previous D&D edition and I'm enjoying Pathfinder. Why should I shell out for another D20 fantasy game? What makes...
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    Oh. Sarcasm doesn't really come across in forums....

    Oh. Sarcasm doesn't really come across in forums.

    So Morrus, why do you think 13th Age is so anticipated?
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    When will be able to discuss the contents of the...

    When will be able to discuss the contents of the video?
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    Not the order I would have put them in, but...

    Not the order I would have put them in, but there's some cool stuff there. Sort of surprised that xxxxx won out.

    (EDIT - Fixed b/c of Morrus' reply so I don't spoil anything)
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    If you Run twice, do the -5 penalties stack?

    The "Run" move action causes the character to suffer a -5 penalty to attack rolls until the start of his next turn. If you run twice in a turn, would you then suffer a -10 attack penalty until the...
  32. Warlock's Wrath feat & Turathi Highborn paragon path

    In the Turathi Highborn paragon path, there's the following benefit:

    Kneel Before the Turathi (16th level): When you hit with an attack benefiting from your infernal wrath racial power, you also...
  33. Any Northern Virginia sci-fi RPGers out there?

    Hi there,

    I'm a long-time RPG player living in Fairfax, VA, and I'm looking to connect with other RPGers in Northern Virginia that might be interested in either a Star Trek (CODA or ICON) game or...
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    By that reasoning, why would teleporting three...

    By that reasoning, why would teleporting three squares be different than two?
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    Stealth and silent movement

    I noticed in the new, errata'd stealth rules that there's a -5 penalty to stealth checks for characters who move more than two squares in a move action. My own personal assumption is that the...
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    Stealth and silent movement

    Stealth and silent movement

    I noticed in the new, errata'd stealth rules that there's a -5 penalty to stealth checks for characetrs who move more than two squares in a move action. My own personal...
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    Stealth and silent movement

    Stealth and silent movement

    I noticed in the new, errata'd stealth rules that there's a -5 penalty to stealth checks for characetrs who move more than two squares in a move action. My own personal...
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    It was the scariest Young Green Dragon to ever...

    It was the scariest Young Green Dragon to ever walk the land =)

    (Or the most inept Gargantuan one)

    :D
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    I had asked this same thing yesterday, in fact,...

    I had asked this same thing yesterday, in fact, and there was a good discussion about it. MortQ sums it up nicely.
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    Thank you for taking the time to reply with your...

    Thank you for taking the time to reply with your thoughts, all.

    After reading over this, I do think all targets adjacent to the original target would be subjected to the secondary attack. That's...
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    Good responses all, thanks. Sleep is a daily...

    Good responses all, thanks. Sleep is a daily power, so it's not something that can really be abused. It has a potentially deadly effect, but only if it hits and if the enemy fails the first save, so...
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    Yes, it was five squares long. Let me bring...

    Yes, it was five squares long.

    Let me bring the discussion back to the rules question, and not focus on the size of the dragon. Forget the scenario I described, and focus instead of the notion...
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    Wizard's "Sleep" power

    I have a question about the Wizard's Sleep power.

    True or false: When a target falls unconscious because it failed its first save against the Sleep power, it will not awake up when it takes...
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    When we played, the DM made the Dragon five...

    When we played, the DM made the Dragon five squares long. I don't know the rules for Dragon base sizes, but even if the characters were only 21 squares away, the rules question still applies :)
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    Acid Arrow's Secondary Attack

    Picture, if you will, a band of heroes battling a Young Green Dragon. 19 squares away from the beastie is a Wizard. This Wizard casts Acid Arrow and hits. Kersplash, fizzz, ouch.

    On the opposite...
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    Or, more accurately, not seeing it! *rimshot*

    Or, more accurately, not seeing it!

    *rimshot*
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    Vonklaude, your analysis is thorough and...

    Vonklaude, your analysis is thorough and well-written. However, I would suggest that the fluff is not entirely irrelevant.

    You correctly point out that in this case, the DM must make the decision...
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