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  1. There used to be a store near me that all they...

    There used to be a store near me that all they did was resell stuff on eBay for others. They cataloged it, they took the pictures, they did the research on pricing, they listed it, they sold it, etc....
  2. Any tactic you allow the NPCs to use you better...

    Any tactic you allow the NPCs to use you better plan on allowing the PCs to use. And in my experience, tactics such as these are MUCH more powerful in the hands of the PCs then they ever will in in...
  3. Undermountain Locale: Altar of the Spider God

    Just posted to the Guild! Altar of the Spider God. First in a series that gives single locations in a dungeon, fully detailed and includes alternate ideas and full color maps.
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  4. In 40 years of running all types of campaigns...

    In 40 years of running all types of campaigns I've never run into a problem like those. Shasarak's solution has always worked for me and I've never made a big deal about it and I don't remember a...
  5. See to me a timeline is something that shouldn't...

    See to me a timeline is something that shouldn't always "be in the past". Because, who to say when a given campaign is set? A GM should be able to pick any era in a timeline and use that for their...
  6. Non-Static. Settings should have various eras...

    Non-Static.

    Settings should have various eras that a campaign should be set in. Personally making the ruleset edition correspond to the era is... a poor tool used to incorporate novels and...
  7. *lol* Too much for some, too little for others. I...

    *lol* Too much for some, too little for others. I guess that means that maybe WotC got the amount of content/detail right?
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    Could be. Let's see. 9 million players. If 1/5 of...

    Could be. Let's see. 9 million players. If 1/5 of those is a DM that's 1.8 million DM's and 14k of 1.8m is 0.8% of DM's belong to the AL Facebook group.

    Even if 1/10 are DMs, then that's 900k DM's...
  9. Since the origin may or may not be included...

    Since the origin may or may not be included (casters choice) the caster can drop thunderwave on themselves without hurting themselves.
  10. Yep, thunder wave is a set of 3x3 squares not...

    Yep, thunder wave is a set of 3x3 squares not including the caster (if you are on a grid).
  11. Just one map? The poster map from the back? How...

    Just one map? The poster map from the back? How big is it? Do you know who made it?
  12. Or to put Voort 's answer another way, if a...

    Or to put Voort 's answer another way, if a creature is in any square that is affected then they are targeted. So to hit a large or bigger creature, you only have to be able to hit one of the...
  13. This thread contains a poll. Other, because it depends on the game.

    Other, because it depends on the game.
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    This thread contains a poll. This down below folks. You can play AL at home,...

    This down below folks. You can play AL at home, you can play it online (at least on Fantasy Grounds, I assume Roll20 too), you can play it anywhere and everywhere.
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    This thread contains a poll. I used to run Encounters at an FLGS. Had to...

    I used to run Encounters at an FLGS.

    Had to stop for awhile and when I looked to get back into it, they had changed the approach and would have had to start buying the adventures myself. I...
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    Discussed in the 600+ posts here;...

    Discussed in the 600+ posts here; http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?646604-Everybody-Cheats
  17. Sounds good. But don't be surprised if the...

    Sounds good. But don't be surprised if the players see things like I did :)
  18. Only problem with what your doing is chasing the...

    Only problem with what your doing is chasing the Zhents out won't be enough. Somebody sent them, and it means they will just send more right? And probably a stronger group next time.

    So, how to...
  19. Ah, sorry, I didn't know that :( Ok, these are...

    Ah, sorry, I didn't know that :(

    Ok, these are both maps from Aubrey Hodges. He released them for non-commercial purposes so I think it should be ok to repost here.

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  20. Really? Huh, I did not know that. I assumed...

    Really? Huh, I did not know that. I assumed anyone could see the posts. Or is it just the attachments you can't see?

    Oh, sometime attachments don't show if you are viewing the mobile site. Make...
  21. For a map, I would consider one of these;...

    For a map, I would consider one of these;
    https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?34949-Cavern-map-with-a-gruesome-twist

    Or #2 from here;...
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    Yea, no rules. My rulings are; Long Jump >...

    Yea, no rules. My rulings are;
    Long Jump > DC10+1/additional foot
    High Jump > DC 10+2/additional foot
  23. Well I'll leave out my favorites, since those are...

    Well I'll leave out my favorites, since those are mine!

    Seriously though, If you run FG, then any of Rob Twohy's effects or random list packages are a good investment to help players with effects...
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    I've never heard a statement or thought that Gail...

    I've never heard a statement or thought that Gail Gygax has ever looked forward. She has always looked back. This is just more instance of her trying to live in the past.
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    I'm confused, the download page says the files...

    I'm confused, the download page says the files have been removed, yet their are still a bunch of PDFs. But all the instructions I find are for Excel. So it sounds like the excel files have been...
  26. As long as the characters are differentiated by...

    As long as the characters are differentiated by player actions, then it's not a problem. As you state, you give the award to all the characters, so I can't see why one player would care if others are...
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    So I was able to find this from The Ruins of...

    So I was able to find this from The Ruins of Undermountain;


    I think that implies pretty clearly that Durnan wasn't the first to survive a venture into the UM.

    And since Mirt was mentioned,...
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    Well... probably not. The Dry Well predated the...

    Well... probably not. The Dry Well predated the tavern. I don't remember any sources that say whether or not Durnan (and his companions) found the dry well and/or were the first to use it. I don't...
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    No, actually -8500 DR was when elves had a city...

    No, actually -8500 DR was when elves had a city their and had burial tomes (which I would have always though elves used fires or allowed the bodies to rot, but that's what the books say). They left...
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    Yes, given the plans for the movie and DoMM, it...

    Yes, given the plans for the movie and DoMM, it only makes since if they needed a location to serve as a focal point for a collection of short adventures (TftYP) that it's the perfect place to pick....
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    Interesting. Cool. Things to note: -"casting"...

    Interesting. Cool.

    Things to note:
    -"casting" is vastly different from "forging"
    - ~4:45 'can this substance still be considered obsidian?'

    Of course, no reason to worry that earth obsidian,...
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    FG has a forum for one-shot games;...

    FG has a forum for one-shot games; https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?100-One-Shot-Games
    It also has an active LFG forum for finding games and players;...
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    A few dozen organized resources here;...

    A few dozen organized resources here; https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?36014-GM-Advice
  34. Strangers in a Cave - A 5E Undermountain Live Stream

    In just a few hours "Strangers in a Cave", a DnD 5E campaign in the Undermountain launches episode 1!

    Wednesday 9pm EDT (Thursday 0100 UTC)
    Live at: www.twitch.tv/raithath
    YouTube archives at:...
  35. Anyone compare the scales to what was used in FR...

    Anyone compare the scales to what was used in FR Interactive Atlas?
  36. Maybe if they ever create 'gold', 'silver' or...

    Maybe if they ever create 'gold', 'silver' or 'copper' versions...
    I know they are starting, intentionally, at the high end, but I think they are going to sink themselves by their high-end not being...
  37. I don't like being ... negative, but the only...

    I don't like being ... negative, but the only reason I can think of why they wouldn't say how many of a thing they include is because it will be viewed as an inadequate number.

    I will note in the...
  38. Still a woefully inadequate description in my...

    Still a woefully inadequate description in my opinion. For instance;


    How many maps? Which ones are "most important"? "Major" artwork? Don't know who's opinion that is, but again, how many? What...
  39. They are not actually 2018 sales numbers. They...

    They are not actually 2018 sales numbers. They are 2017 sales numbers reported in 2018. Based off this statement in the link;


    It's not exactly clear though because in other places they title...
  40. The growth of 5E amazes, and pleases, me. But I...

    The growth of 5E amazes, and pleases, me. But I wish for the health of the market that the other systems had more growth.
  41. This thread contains a poll. Encounters and events are things that to me you...

    Encounters and events are things that to me you do during prep, not during game play.

    Specific things I look for generators for are; names, events, npc descriptions, demographics (villages and...
  42. I don't think there is much trickle down. If you...

    I don't think there is much trickle down. If you look at the numbers for Fantasy Grounds, 5E had a 50% growth, while all the other systems mostly held steady....
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    Yea, WotC has several licensed products you can...

    Yea, WotC has several licensed products you can use to do what you want. I think DDB has an offline version, but you can still use it via a mobile device with data (wifi not required) and you can use...
  44. First thing, that font is hard to read. Alos not...

    First thing, that font is hard to read. Alos not exported very clearly, looks like their is a very small shadow or aliasing effect going on.

    The mechanics seem interesting. would require a lot...
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    If you already have FG, just use it in person. I...

    If you already have FG, just use it in person. I do it all the time. So do lots of folks. You can search the FG forums and find pictures and advice etc.

    I don't set a TV flat on the table to use...
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    Keep in mind, it will take 2-3 years (or a lot...

    Keep in mind, it will take 2-3 years (or a lot more) to develop and release an actual product like Wayfarers. This is not a couple of months type project. None of the WotC products are.

    So yea,...
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    What!?! You mean it takes more than a few months...

    What!?! You mean it takes more than a few months to develop a product from scratch? No way, I've read so many posts here from others that imply that they expect new ideas to be published within 3-6...
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    WotC is making a product available for purchase....

    WotC is making a product available for purchase. It doesn't really matter if that product is "play test" or "early access" or "anything else".

    It's a product, its fairly clear what is and is not...
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    Oversight? Designers return to 3E philosophy? A...

    Oversight? Designers return to 3E philosophy? A required exception because Pro/Adv didn't work for some reason?

    I would suggest you not add more outliers. I would stick with proficiency/exoertise...
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    Sounds reasonably. And I think my original post...

    Sounds reasonably. And I think my original post was probably too dismissive of the effort required for Ravnica.
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    Cave Fishing with 200 lb Test

    So there I am, laying out a nice little encounter for my adventure. Going to have this nice big cave with a fisher in it. You now, the age old cave fisher who's filament can reel in a 200 lb "catch"....
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    I'm not sure if you are agreeing with me or...

    I'm not sure if you are agreeing with me or arguing against me... so about all I can say is something like;
    Yes, if light wasn't important, people wouldn't work so hard to make it available to even...
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    I think people are missing a big part of these...

    I think people are missing a big part of these two settings books. Neither was really written by the D&D team. Eberron was written by Keith, and he's not a regular employee as far as I know....
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    I think no one else has responded to this because...

    I think no one else has responded to this because you are simple uninformed and the impact of safe, reliable light has been mentioned many times in this thread. If you still don't believe us, go...
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    I've got to agree that CF would have major...

    I've got to agree that CF would have major worldwide social impacts. Impacts that generally would cause a disconnect in how most fantasy worlds are portrayed. Doesn't mean we shouldn't consider such...
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    Yes it's possible for people to save 3 or 5 or...

    Yes it's possible for people to save 3 or 5 or more years of savings for something like this. Or team up or share or what have you. But I agree with those who say it is rare and unlikely.

    To take...
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    1 per minute? But reality really has no place...

    1 per minute?

    But reality really has no place in D&D.
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    I wouldn't use prone in the traits at all. You...

    I wouldn't use prone in the traits at all. You are not laying down or otherwise in such a situation. And yes, prone would be a big advantage for an archer to be able to fire their weapon from....
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    Gotta go with @Sealorn on this. Being effected by...

    Gotta go with @Sealorn on this. Being effected by a cold is not very heroic, or interesting.
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    Thank you for proving my point. Your statements...

    Thank you for proving my point. Your statements were unqualified and false as written.


    Buying a permanent license of FG and the 5E products on FG is cheaper (by far) than buying the books alone...
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    Let's see, a better format than PDF... something...

    Let's see, a better format than PDF... something that allows drag and drop copying/linking. Something that can be shared with multiple players simultaneously. Something that weighs milligrams or...
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    I won't debate functionality with you. Because in...

    I won't debate functionality with you. Because in a way you are right, if all I want to do is get to my neighbors, shoes work really well. But if I want to get 20,000 KG to my neighbors, or I want to...
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    Do an insult effect something we track in D&D?...

    Do an insult effect something we track in D&D? No. Therefore no harm is done, therefore No.

    Be reasonable. If all you are worried about are hypothetical edge cases or playing devil's advocate, I'm...
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    That's just cuz as you get older you hallucinate...

    That's just cuz as you get older you hallucinate more!


    Uh, wake up yourself?!?! PDF is OLD technology, and though it will never be obsolete, it is archaic and barely functional.

    As has been...
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    IMO, sanctuary gets it's power from your peaceful...

    IMO, sanctuary gets it's power from your peaceful intentions and non-violent commitment. I would never allow it to "stack" or endure if you are also responsible for aggressive or violence.

    So no,...
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    *shrugs* no there is, of course, no right or...

    *shrugs* no there is, of course, no right or wrong way to play unless someone at the table is being hurt.

    Part of it is that they don't worry about rules. Ever see then haggle or debate a rule...
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    I think someone won an entire six-pack from the...

    I think someone won an entire six-pack from the speculation in this thread...
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    I gotta think the guys at WotC who post these...

    I gotta think the guys at WotC who post these things probably have running bets with each other.

    Friday Night at Wizards:

    "I bet you a beer that I can get people to speculate on way more crazy...
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    This thread contains a poll. I use FG. Did a pretty in depth set of research...

    I use FG. Did a pretty in depth set of research and evaluation when I made my decision in May 2015. Still happy with my choice.


    I use FG in all three situations regularly. As said, in a mixed...
  70. best website link to Blades in the Dark SRD is...

    best website link to Blades in the Dark SRD is bad.
  71. The link to Elven Tower is bad. Needs to be...

    The link to Elven Tower is bad. Needs to be corrected.
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    This would (probably) be the only possible type...

    This would (probably) be the only possible type of product that would infuriate me.

    DDB is not the only, and it wasn't the first, official digital product for 5E. I think WotC continues to do a...
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    Well, the dwarven thought is pretty much on, but...

    Well, the dwarven thought is pretty much on, but since I always see them carving into stone or etching into metal sheets, the runes might already be able to be read tactiley. No need for a separate...
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    Their wouldn't be. I don't envision a world...

    Their wouldn't be. I don't envision a world where;
    1) blind commoners are that common
    2) that their is enough social interest in providing a writing system for them
    3) those rich enough to care...
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    I'm still convinced one of the settings is...

    I'm still convinced one of the settings is Spelljammer and will simple be "released" as part of DoMM product we already know about. Just like they did with CoS, SJ will be "released" through DoMM....
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    I only caught the end of it, but asked what had...

    I only caught the end of it, but asked what had been revealed and two people told me;
    - shoes and other D&D merchandise will be available at San Diego Comic Con
    - their will be an announcement on...
  77. Hmm, I've got a bunch of Castle stuff. Browsing...

    Hmm, I've got a bunch of Castle stuff. Browsing the lego.com site I don't see those available anymore :( Searching for specific ones it shows them as retired :((

    I do see;
    - Nexo Knights; but...
  78. Legos

    Legos
  79. Yea, I thought this was pretty interesting when I...

    Yea, I thought this was pretty interesting when I saw it during the SoME. But then paying close attention during the stream and browsing their website at the time, I quickly came to the conclusion,...
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    My group has one copy of; PHB, MM, DMG, Volos,...

    My group has one copy of; PHB, MM, DMG, Volos, Xanathars, SCAG, STK, LMoP, & ToA.

    No second copies of anything. Everything is owned in Fantasy Grounds. We can all access it simultaneously, from...
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    Anxious for Undermountain?

    Ran a one shot last night for FG Daze titled "Escape from Undermountain".

    One of my players streamed and recorded it. If you're interested, feel free to check out the recording!

    ...
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    Maybe they are like astronauts and use a pencil?

    Maybe they are like astronauts and use a pencil?
  83. Amen!

    Amen!
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    Really appreciate this :) Name: Dain Race:...

    Really appreciate this :)

    Name: Dain
    Race: Half-Elf
    Background: hermit
    Class: Ranger 15
    Alignment: CG
    Gender: Male
    Age: 115 grizzled veteran and survivor
    Height: 5' 10"
  85. Ah, didn't buy ToYP. I wasn't interested in it.

    Ah, didn't buy ToYP. I wasn't interested in it.
  86. Then don't pay retail for it... Wait for Amazon...

    No, it's not. Don't forget Spiderhaven :)
  87. I won't argue semantics, but previous editions...

    I won't argue semantics, but previous editions had the YPI run by descendants of Durnan. Now, it's suddenly the original Durnan, so... call it what you will.

    But, we won't really know for sure...
  88. One of the characters that was in one of the play...

    One of the characters that was in one of the play groups this past weekend on SoME was a 13 year old halfling girl.

    Figure out how to make it work, if even the excuse to get the party together (or...
  89. I think they are ignoring/ret-conning most of...

    I think they are ignoring/ret-conning most of what happened in 4E. After all, Halaster is now alive and Durnan is back to being the original (and apparently immortal) Durnan and not a great/grandson.
  90. Thanks for the link. Fourth product was the art...

    Thanks for the link.
    Fourth product was the art book they showed on Friday. Or at least that's my assumption...
  91. Very. The discussion in the stream, expecially at...

    Very. The discussion in the stream, expecially at the very end of todays, it that you are expected to take your level 5 characters from DH and drop them into DotMM.

    Undermountain is known for...
  92. Anyone know if today's streams are posted...

    Anyone know if today's streams are posted somewhere yet? Or if there is a summary of things from today?
  93. Catacomb will be UM. Besides, if it's not,...

    Catacomb will be UM. Besides, if it's not, there's always Ultimate Undermountain.



    I suspect they are relying on the Guild Adepts to be putting out higher level adventures for Waterdeep...
  94. A quarter of them? I actually really like how...

    A quarter of them?

    I actually really like how this is half urban setting, half adventure plots. As mentioned during the round table, its a skin or outline with some details here and there so that...
  95. They said no spoilers and you don't get it until...

    They said no spoilers and you don't get it until the book comes out. But, I'm thinking the player handouts Matt Mercer used on the game tonight are part of the set. Nothing but paper scrolls so far.
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    "Quests" give the party quests, determine their...

    "Quests" give the party quests, determine their CR and difficulty and give them corresponding XP.
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    Ultimate Undermountain

    The definitive Undermountain project I have been working on for some time is finally nearing initial release (this summer). If you are interested in seeing sneak previews and keeping up on how things...
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    Then go for it, make every roll opposed and see...

    Then go for it, make every roll opposed and see how long and slow your combats become. Or, remove all opposed rolls and replace with passives. Neither are going to break the mechanics.

    The way it...
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    Its done the way it is for ease of play. As...

    Its done the way it is for ease of play. As shown, the statistical difference is negligible. Opposed rolls are there because of tradition, and the sense that in those situations both opponents are...
  100. Here is another fine example of the challenge of...

    Here is another fine example of the challenge of forum based discussions; the desire for some to assume absolutes in the statements or positions of others. I never said or implied in absolutes, or...
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