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    Today, 08:55 AM
    Ok, name 10 90’s blockbusters which made a billion dollars.
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    Today, 07:11 AM
    At the moment.. Vulture is done (and posted) as well as several armours and weapons. I've got the wraith, dropship and valkyrie started.. i was debating on the goliath as either a vehicle or mech.. Zerg I've posted Zergling, drone, baneling, hydralisk, infested terran template, larva, stats for Zerg Creep and modifiers for some of the older broods. No protoss yet.
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  • Morrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    It does tons of them every year. You just don't go to see them.
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    10d6 damage, basically a fireball every round to one creature. Honestly seems fine to me...it will be fun for minor engagements but a 17th level wizard has way bigger guns for “real fights”. I say enjoy
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    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Venetian and Genoese dialects, yeah. Significant amounts of Catalan and Occitan as well. And then loan words from pretty much everything on the Mediterranean Sea, as you'd expect for a trade pidgin.
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    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    Call him a "horcrux" and nobody'd blink an eye.
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    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Consider - the archetype of "magical school" is kind of a Harry Potter thing. Traditionally, wizards have worked like tradesmen - with a Master-apprentice relationship. There is no need for a school. This does not mean you can't ban wizards - just that "there is no school" does not stand up to scrutiny as a justification.
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    I'm really not very knowledgeable about modern archery, but generally maybe you could look at the difference between a musket and a modern rifle, and apply a similar 'upgrade'.
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    Well then, I have some great news for you! The 1980s have loads of really awesome movies. You have years of pleasure ahead of you!
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    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    The PDF(s) will go out to backers the moment the Kickstarter ends tonight, as we do with all all our Kickstarters. So if by “right away” you mean “today” then back the campaign! Otherwise, yeah, there will be a longer wait before you can get the revised version of ATOC or the new book, ATMC.
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    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    Morrus replied to Welcome Thread
    This place has been around for 20 of those years!
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    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    I think that's the issue right there. "System" and "numinous" are at cross purposes. I have had RPG moments that have felt numinous, but they have typically had little to do with "system", and more to do with atmosphere and immersion.
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    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    Gale Force Nine has shared some pictures of the new DM Screen geared at nautical adventures, Of Ships & The Sea. The website says "Pre-Order - Mid June", so I'm not sure if it's available yet.
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    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    The real mystery of life is why anyone thought this needed a sequel.
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    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    The key is numbers. 20 creatures with bows are likely to be a threat, even crappy ones, do to the ability to focus fire. You can use mob rules to cut down the rolling if you prefer.
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    The revised version is on Kickstarter right now. Ends in 8 hours. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/a-touch-more-class-9-new-5th-edition-classes
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    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    It looks exactly like the original!
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    Yesterday, 06:55 AM
    Don't have the Queen yet.. There's still a lot of Zerg I need to do. I was going to get about 4 or 5 more Terran things done before switching back to Zerg. So many good Zerg to do.. Plus I have some Zerg surprises..
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 09:22 PM
    Ergo, the game of 1e, in practice, was more lethal. You just said it had higher kill rates. Done. You effectively just said, "This analysis gives me result A. Therefore, I must do another analysis that gets me a different result." That's not solid reasoning. Games are not cleanly separable from their playstyles. Trying to level set outside of the playstyle introduces a bias -...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 08:53 PM
    I have some issues with Celebrim's analysis, in large part because I disagree with his positions about science - as a physicist, I gotta tell you, quantum tunneling isn't terribly mysterious. It is a basic, and calculable thing. That being said, I have to note that there are actually two forms of magic that are getting conflated: 1) The magic of myth and folklore 2) The day-to-day...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 08:22 PM
    I think, if you ask "Which edition was most lethal?" that really asks - what percentage of characters did each edition actually kill? It has nothing to do with whether a 2e fighter could beat a 1e fighter, or otherwise comparing their stats to each other. It asks what power level characters were, *with respect to the challenges they were given*. Unfortunately, the real numbers are lost...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 08:10 PM
    As many as there are things to like. BBQ Geek? Yep. Beer geek? Sure. Fiber arts geek? You bet!
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 07:45 PM
    I'm actually working on getting more Starcraft stuff done.. send me your ideas and and I'll see what I can do stat wise.. also reminds me I need to do some more more modern Star Trek stuff, but first also have to do a few older Klingon and Romulan stuff as well
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 04:30 PM
    I did say it was in jest. But, if you want to be a bit more pedantic about it - not all games give the GM a whole lot of space to choose when/what they can veto. And not all GMs are experienced, and know when to veto. And if the GM thinks they always know all implications of things at the time they are decided, and make a good choice on what to veto every time, they are kidding themselves. ...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 04:05 PM
    Cubicle 7 has just revealed the cover art (by Johan Grenier) of the new version of The One Ring roleplaying game.
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 03:56 PM
    Cubicle 7 has just revealed the cover art (by Johan Grenier) of the new version of The One Ring roleplaying game.
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 02:32 PM
    Green Ronin has sent out its Sell Sheets for the new products it will have available at Gen Con -- Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Gamemaster's Guide and Superteam Handbook, Modern Age Threefold setting, and Fantasy Age Campaign Builder's Guide. (Thanks to Egg Embry for the scoop).
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 12:55 PM
    I think we can decide for ourselves what we find interesting.
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:54 AM
    Back in January I took nominations for the best RPG podcast of 2018, and everybody voted The Adventure Zone (best actual play) and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias (best talk) as the winners. Now I'm doing the same with mobile apps -- what are your favourite RPG mobile apps? Here's how it works: anybody can nominate a mobile app (but you can't nominate your own). Simply post the...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:41 AM
    Back in January I took nominations for the best RPG podcast of 2018, and everybody voted The Adventure Zone (best actual play) and The Good Friends of Jackson Elias (best talk) as the winners. Now I'm doing the same with mobile apps -- what are your favourite RPG mobile apps? Here's how it works: anybody can nominate a mobile app (but you can't nominate your own). Simply post the...
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 11:37 AM
    Lots of people certainly like books. No doubt about that. Lots of people also like PDFs, as evidenced by the DMs Guild (which WotC created); and they also like other digital options, like DDB, FG, and Roll20. It's not a binary choice.
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    Thursday, 18th July, 2019, 12:39 AM
    So my group had such an epic battle yesterday that I just had to write about it. Let me tell you a tale of a near certain TPK that went in a very different direction. This is also a tale of why CRs and encounter difficulty assessment is almost worthless by mid levels Background My 9th level party are members of Taranya, the most powerful city in the multiverse. If you have ever seen...
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 09:38 PM
    I think that while a system in and of itself cannot produce such authenticity, it can certainly get in the way of it. It can also likely encourage it - setting the players up in a good way to have such, to invite it. Bluebeard's Bride (from Magpie Games), and Ten Candles (from Calvalry Games) come to mind in that sense - games designed to enable players to "have all the feels" as the...
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 09:12 PM
    Not at all (he said, taking the rhetorical bait). Remember the wargame root. In a wargame, you don't have characters, you have *units*. You only care about the survival of a unit in terms of its tactical value in the wargame scenario - you expect units to die, and you just move on. The old rules are not far from that. As time goes on, the game evolves away from that, to having a different...
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:59 PM
    Broadly, that would depend upon what other parts of the fiction have already been determined. Sometimes what the players ask for can become THE solution, and sometimes that would not be consistent with things already set in place. I am often for not determining details unless/until you need them, specifically so you can flex for such things, but even if you only set any given detail at the...
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:33 PM
    I strongly recommend you re-read The Rules. Specifically, the section about keeping things civil. Ridiculing people is a good way to get yourself removed from a conversation. Use of profanity, also, is a good way to get yourself removed from the discussion. In general, we expect you to treat people with a modicum of respect, even if you disagree with them. If you aren't up for that,...
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 08:21 PM
    There was a trade language at the time that was based in Italian (mostly northern dialects) with a whole lot of loan words from other languages. This pidgin, sometimes otherwise called "Mediterranean Lingua Franca" or Sabir, was what they were referring to, rather than Latin.
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 07:07 PM
    I think 3e may be the most deadly edition. I mean, in terms of, say, if it fell on you from out of a tree, the sheer mass of the published materials would crush you. 2e had a lot too, but much of it was softcover, which hurts less.
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 04:01 PM
    I say, slightly in jest, "I search the Duke's desk for a huge ancient red dragon...." Less in jest, I ask - what are we more interested in seeing - the players getting exactly what they ask for, or the players getting what they overall want? Because they are not omniscient, and what they ask for may not actually be what they wanted, needed, or could best use. There is a demonstrable...
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 03:42 PM
    How does a pre-industrial society hang together with super-powerful individuals and groups wandering the land at will, especially as these people rocket up in personal power in just a few years?
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 03:08 PM
    Neither. But we’ll be moving into the new platform in the next week or two with luck, so it won’t matter.
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:38 PM
    I know review copies have been sent out to various people (ours went to Ben, our Pathfinder columnist) but the reviews are embargoed until Aug 1st. And, of course, there’s the 3PPs, but they’re not even allowed to tell you who they are until then! :)
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 12:35 PM
    Well the actual book comes out in 2 weeks; the playtest book is a year out of date. Where did you get it from? Unless you’re a collector, you’re better off waiting for the final rules on Aug 1st.
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    Wednesday, 17th July, 2019, 06:43 AM
    This f***ing delights me.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 08:41 PM
    Your analysis has too many assumptions to be useful to me, but thank you for trying.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 08:18 PM
    Umbran replied to OSR Gripes
    Yes, well, then you really should have paid attention to your better judgement. Let me help you: Don't post again in this thread. Everyone else - treat each other with respect. If you can't, it is time to take a break.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 05:55 PM
    The last game I ran, I did have the common problem - the rogue, with better Initiative, similar AC, and high damage from sneak attack, left the party paladin feeling a tad... unimportant in combat. Next D&D game I run, I may simply remove the Dex modifier from damage from Finesse. I am not sure it needs whole fighting styles and such to then make up for it.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 04:04 PM
    Umbran replied to OSR Gripes
    Yeah, but I think you're treating the discussion as if folks are choosing their wordign along strict logical lines, when that behavior is not terribly common. "Any DM (OSR or not)..." may not be strictly true. Though, it may be - they may *see* the logic, but reject it. But whatever the case, in spending your time refuting the strict statement, you miss the actual point that perhaps lots...
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 03:51 PM
    Well, it isn't like the pantheon and cultural structure are cleanly separable. The gods support particular social structures. And, in our fantasy worlds, the gods have a say in things - if a god gives spell power to elvish worshippers/clerics, and does not give power to non-elves, that's going to reinforce religion being a racial characteristic. Um... we have the phrase lingua franca...
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 02:41 PM
    What part of "particularly on a success" didn't connect for you? Your response to that is to note that the failure case is always infinite, so there's no narrowing at all? Really?
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 02:19 PM
    Umbran replied to OSR Gripes
    Or, the also not-uncommon "start at 3rd level". Note that "a half-dozen people before you suggested X" does not actually mean that those half-dozen are representative. Using posts here for that is like using self-selected poll data - it does not represent what portion of people actually feel that way, as much as how strongly this small number of people feel about the point.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 02:03 PM
    You didn't go with "The Tick"?!? There's a missed opportunity for you.
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    Tuesday, 16th July, 2019, 01:34 PM
    The Diana Jones Awards (named after the remaining piece of the Indiana Jones RPG encased in the trophy) has announced its nominees for 2019. Every year an anonymous group of industry members select a handful of nominees, which are announced at a private event during Gen Con. Last year's winner was the movement of Actual Play. This year's nominees are: Dungeons & Dragons Art &...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 10:50 PM
    Occasionally a game mechanic jumps out at me, and makes me think "wow!" -- it's not always brand new, and sometimes it builds on something else, or sometimes it's just new to me, but I like it when a simple mechanic catches my eye. Here's a couple of my favourites: D&D's advantage/disadvantage is a really elegant way to replace all those fiddly bonuses. It's one of my favourite things about...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 09:28 PM
    Umbran replied to OSR Gripes
    With respect, this doesn't tell us anything until you also do a measure of how fast PCs are expected to *lose* hit points. If AD&D monsters generally did less damage, or an AD&D party dealt with far fewer monsters in a day, yes, it could be moot.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 08:58 PM
    I am not sure that this is somehow more true of gnomes than it is of, say, elves, with all the sub-races that have been out there. And, heavens forfend you can't summarize *an entire race of people* in a neat little stereotype! The horror!
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 05:41 PM
    It matters to my play experience. It probably impacts the choices I make in play. So, by that measure, it makes a difference in the campaign. Also, as a GM, I take the player choices to be indicative of things they want to see. If you play a gnome, we're probably going to see a lot more gnome culture and social role in the game than if nobody chose to play a gnome. That probably means...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 04:18 PM
    Modiphius has announced that the Alpha Quadrant Sourcebook for Star Trek Adventures will be out on July 25th. 11 alien species, new starships, and lots of information about the Federation and worlds of the quadrant, available from their web store very soon. “In the end, it comes down to throwing one pitch afteranother, and seeing what happens. With each new consequence, the game begins...
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 11:49 AM
    We did a skit about that in last week's podcast, with a player suggesting more and more outlandish races, starting with deep gnomes and tieflings, through aaracokra and minotaurs, to mind flayers and dragons, to daleks and Borg Queens, to, eventually, V'ger. The idea of somebody playing V'ger as a PC still cracks me up.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 06:50 AM
    You also get into some interesting sticky wicket scenarios with that one. That means with a 2nd level spell a cleric can effectively "trap souls" for long periods of time. Which depending on your cosmology could be very problematic.
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  • Umbran's Avatar
    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 04:11 AM
    Both of you decided to continue a personal dispute despite the warning. Time for both of you to take a walk - find another thread where you're not going to engage in personal sniping. Don't post in this one any further. Despite how clear this case is, one or both of you will likely disagree and want to argue with me. Take it to PM, please, and leave the thread alone. Anyone else?
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 12:30 AM
    In the past year I wrapped up a PF campaign, but also played a 5E campaign and two FFG Legend of the Five Rings campaigns. So it's less "switching game systems" as "trying the hip new thing to see how we like it."
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 10:43 PM
    I see several signs of people getting snippy, personal, and being far more interested in being right than exploring ideas. Folks are looking dug in, defending positions rather than thinking about whether the other guy has a point. That's a good sign that the thread's about done. Keep it respectful, keep it constructive, or find another topic, folks.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 10:35 PM
    The moment when you have to say, "To not understand and agree with me, you are either doing bad thing A, or bad thing B," is the moment you should step back, and consider that this means you must be flawless. Are you flawless? No? Then bad things on the other guy's part are *not* the only option. Maybe, just maybe, there's another basis for the misunderstanding. Until you are more...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:18 PM
    I’m pretty sure I’ve never once seen you post on-topic. :)
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:17 PM
    abe ray your habit of starting a thread asking a question, and not even acknowledging (let a alone thanking) those who go out of their way to help you is a little rude. It’s been going on for some time. If somebody helps you out, please have the decency to thank them before asking them something for something else. Thanks! :)
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 07:43 PM
    Morrus started a thread PF2 Are you moving from 5E to PF2?
    (A question for those planning to play PF2; if you’re not, this isn’t really for you - don’t threadcrap, please). So you’re planning on playing PF2. While you are probably coming from PF1, is anybody coming from 5E? Obviously, it’s not a permanent thing; you can play more than one game, try out others, all that stuff. But I was curious whether there’s a demographic out here who feel PF2 is...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:53 PM
    Streaming video. Netflix. Podcasts. Audio/video media, basically. I get through several GB/month, and I'm not as bad as some people I know.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:26 PM
    I'm trying out a concept. A half-elf who failed to become a blade singer. Ostracized from his community, he eventually became a solider and eventually a squad leader. So I'm playing a frontline fighter with a lot of skills, some inspirational benefits to his groups, and some magics to include in his swordplay. I'm going as a broad generalist, so 16 cha and 16 dex, with a 12 con. I've decided...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:18 PM
    To me, the fact that Raise Dead provides a very specific note about magical diseases still impacting....I would say magical effects like the HP drain still apply, and so a greater restoration would be the way to go.
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:18 PM
    My group is facing a very powerful boss, and is looking for various ways to lower enemy saving throws. Currently we know of the following methods: 1) Heightened Spell metamagic 2) Bane 3) Bestow Curse Are there any other class ability, spells, magic items, etc that can lower a person's saving throw?
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 05:12 PM
    Gentle Repose extends the duration for spells like raise dead. Revivify is similar to those spells, but does have a few differences. Do you allow the same effect to occur on that spell?
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 04:42 PM
    There are only a few days left to back the A TOUCH MORE CLASS Kickstarter! Join nearly 2,000 backers with these nine new classes for your 5th Edition games. Remember, we delivery Kickstarters immediately they end, so there won't be any opportunity for pledge managers or late pledges! Here's a look at all the stuff you can get in this epic-sized Kickstarter! Play as the brilliant...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 03:41 PM
    Modiphius has announced the official Vampire: The Masquerade 5th edition Organized Play campaign, with a sign-up form to run games at major conventions, receiving the official adventures before release starting with The Fall of London before Christmas. Other upcoming books: The Fall of London campaign
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 08:52 AM
    A constant theme of balance discussions is what levels you are discussing them. Many things have different balance perspective depending on what levels you consider them. But even though dnd has levels 1-20, its common knowledge that the majority of games don't play the full level range. There are many a group that will never play a 20th level character, and so balance discussions at that...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 06:52 AM
    Umbran replied to Science in D&D
    Yes. I agree. That's exactly the point. But when you tell them the speed of light, or how gravity scales, you are telling them how the fantasy universe works! They don't have to assume it when you tell them. I meant that a GM shouldn't use the language of real-world physics to express how real-world physics doesn't work. Because when the GM says these things, they are Truth. And players...
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    Sunday, 14th July, 2019, 01:28 AM
    I also recommend ensuring the monster has a ranged ability or some high movement ability, else it can be too easy to corral sometimes
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 07:04 PM
    Umbran replied to Science in D&D
    As a physicist, my advice: don't go there. One of the big points we get to when we look at the fundamental constants is not just that "Hey, the physical constants are exactly what they are", but "Hey, if the physical constants change even a small bit, life (and even matter) as we know it ceases to exist." This is one answer to the question of "Why is the Universe exactly the way it is?"...
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 06:17 AM
    Folks, There comes a time when folks no longer willing to budge or learn from each other butt heads, and can move forward no further. However, humans are built to not give up, so the head-butting can go on for some time. I can make it so neither one of you has to give up. You probably don't want me to do that. But if you do, by all means, continue in this same manner. I will take that...
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 06:06 AM
    It is late, but let me see if I can construct one... I will use example presented before - the chaste knight is offered Excalibur in exchange for their chastity. We can call this... "The Maiden and the Sword". On the face of this, it is just a hard question - and only hard in the sense of our having put a stake in the ground in claiming the character was chaste, and we often dislike being...
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    Saturday, 13th July, 2019, 05:48 AM
    I tend to agree. "Need" is an absolute, and there are few absolutes that actually hold for us. Mechanics may make it easier to make such challenges, and/or make them eaiser for players to accept. "Fidelity" has two connotations. One is "strict adherence" - this is like a "high-fidelity recording". I don't think that's the sense meant here. The sense intended here is probably...
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  • 09:25 PM - Parmandur mentioned Morrus in post Dungeons & Dragons at San Diego Comic Con
    Did I hear Nate correctly that there will be an announcement made at SDCC on Saturday? They've been teasing an upcoming announcement: this coming Monday is the one year anniversary of the release of the Wayfinders Guide to Eberron and the announcement of the Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica. At minimum, I expect we will get details on the November release. Just a heads up, Morrus

Thursday, 11th July, 2019

  • 12:27 PM - Aldarc mentioned Morrus in post Why do you play games other than D&D?
    Four pages in and no one has still linked or contextualized the original tweet? ORIGINAL TWEET THAT Morrus REFERENCES HERE Why play a RPG other than D&D? For the professional game designers out there working on non-D&D systems, do you try to do what D&D already does well but do it better? Or, do you look at what D&D doesn't do well and try to make your mark there? And here are some follow-up questions that they ask some of the responding posts that tease at the issues that press the author: For argument's sake, let's assume that most new RPG players are getting pulled in by 5e (I suspect that's true, but I couldn't produce hard evidence). So, as a professional game developer competing with 5e, how do you lure those players? How do you answer that important question? Interesting. D&D is obviously the 800 pound gorilla in the room. What's your thinking here about ignoring it? It has such an impact on the industry. Has ignoring D&D translated into business success? Has it pulled in customers? I'm not trying to sell anybody on D&D being the only RPG worth playing (I feel like I...

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Saturday, 6th July, 2019

  • 01:26 AM - CleverNickName mentioned Morrus in post Survivor Magic Items (Misc. D-H)- THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!
    ...and we're back! Thanks for all your hard work, Morrus. Daern's Instant Fortress 16 Decanter of Endless Water 18 Deck of Illusions 18 Deck of Many Things 10-2=8 Dimensional Shackles 20 Driftglobe 20 Dust of Disappearance 20 Dust of Dryness 18 Dust of Sneezing and Choking 20 Efreeti Bottle 21 Eversmoking Bottle 20 Figurine of Wondrous Power 23 Folding Boat 25+1=26 Heward's Handy Haversack 21 Horn of Blasting 16 Horn of Valhalla 22 Horseshoes of Speed 20 Horseshoes of a Zephyr 20

Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

  • 02:51 AM - Ovinomancer mentioned Morrus in post Circvs Maxmimvs Currently Broke?
    This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between posts. Please try again in 37115738 seconds. Morrus, Oooh, getting closer! Nope, can't post, and almost all the threads show as unread. If I click 'mark forum as read' it does so, until I refresh the page, then they're all unread again. There hasn't been a new post since the 26th, which is unusual.

Monday, 1st July, 2019

  • 02:55 PM - Elfcrusher mentioned Morrus in post The perfect D&D edition (according to ENWORLD)
    ...nely concerned about some of you harassing me and my family in real life.) And now I'm a "sock puppet" and a liar. Yes, I've posted 4,200 times on Enworld for the purpose of trolling warlord fans. Garthanos is behaving despicably: putting me on ignore and then denigrating me behind my back. If he wants to ignore me he should ignore me. One again, a reminder: I'm criticizing a concept in RPG design. If there's been a theme to my posting, it's that I'm vehemently opposed to any sort of imposition of thoughts/emotions/actions on my characters. Maybe I'm too fanatical on that position. Like Emerikol is about "disassociative mechanics" or Saelorn is about using out-of-character knowledge or Tony is about the need for non-magical abilities. That's my thing, and I'm 100% consistent about it (or at least I think I am) and I adamantly oppose anything that starts to infringe on it. If that gets you so angry you have to make personal attacks to combat it, you need help. FFS. EDIT: @Morrus. I'm sorry for "going there" in this thread. I just shouldn't have even said the world warlord. I will try to just stay away from this topic completely from now on. It irks me that I have to be silent on something I care about just because some people just can't handle it, but I will try to do so.

Saturday, 29th June, 2019

  • 03:36 AM - Ovinomancer mentioned Morrus in post Circvs Maxmimvs Currently Broke?
    Morrus I know it's low priority, but CM is straight up broken today. I tried to post something and it said "This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between posts. Please try again in 37372418 seconds." That's not a typo, I C&P'd it. Also, thread read status is broken in all subforums (everything shows as unread and won't change), recent threads aren't showing, and somehow goldomark has managed to post ahead of the OP in two threads, despite a date tag up to 2 weeks after the OP. Hacked?

Thursday, 27th June, 2019

  • 08:14 PM - Elboe mentioned Morrus in post Copper Subscription not working
    Hello Morrus I have just recently subscribed as a monthly silver and I’m not noticing any changes on my account either. It’s been a week and the money has been transferred. I don’t know if this is an issue with the underlying software changes you are implementing or not. Could you please look into the issue and let me know when it’s resolved. Thanks in advance, I have enjoyed this site for awhile and thought it was about time I chipped in to help it continue.

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Monday, 17th June, 2019

  • 03:43 AM - Maxperson mentioned Morrus in post Chaotic Good Is The Most Popular Alignment!
    I think there was an archiving effort here, and possibly elsewhere? Don’t know how much it got. I have no idea where they would be. Maybe Morrus knows where the D&D Forum archive are, if they are here.

Friday, 14th June, 2019

  • 12:20 AM - Hussar mentioned Morrus in post Chaotic Good Is The Most Popular Alignment!
    I gotta agree with Morrus on the whole CN thing. Thing is, most people, really, are lawful by D&D standards. They follow rules, they work (reasonably well) in groups every day and generally aren't out there to stir things up. Funny thing is, I think most players choose CN because they don't want to allow the DM to have any hooks into their behavior. It's really a shame that 5e ejected "unaligned" because, frankly, I think that's what most folks mean when they say CN. Sorry, but, if your chaotic neutral character is 100% responsible and trustworthy, he's not actually CN.

Monday, 10th June, 2019

  • 05:08 PM - lowkey13 mentioned Morrus in post Let's Talk About THAC0
    THAC0 is clearly preferable to BAB, for two reasons. One, it sounds cooler, and closer to the action of hitting. THAC0. It's an aptonym. Second, it is easier. As Morrus has repeatedly explained to the rest of you, addition is easier. With THACO, you are always adding. With BAB, you have to constantly subtract negative numbers. So NOT ONLY do you have to use subtraction (OH NOES!), you ALSO have to subtract negative numbers. I swear, if I ever have to subtract the negative of the proficiency again .... Stop bowing to the tyranny of math.

Thursday, 6th June, 2019

  • 05:20 PM - Parmandur mentioned Morrus in post Baldurs Gate 3 apparently in development (with evidence)
    Alright, it's officail, set for November: "Baldur's Gate III is among the list of over 30 games currently confirmed to be available day one on Google Stadia. That list--which can be viewed below--may change as we approach Stadia's November 2019 release date." https://www.gamespot.com/articles/baldurs-gate-3-announced-for-google-stadia/1100-6467362/ Morrus unsure if this is relevant to the news for the site, but there it is.

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  • 08:32 PM - Dannyalcatraz mentioned Morrus in post Completely Blank Posts?
    Any ETA on when this will be fixed?...I don't want to be seen as blatantly abusing anything. Is there alternative method I can use to report posts in the mean time? No timetable as yet, AFAIK. Perhaps Morrus could make a glitch announcement and ask that reports be PMed to The Mod Squad?* https://www.memorabletv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/the-mod-squad.jpg Or, for those unconcerned with anonymous reporting, posting it in Meta? * not pictured: any actual ENWorld Mods.

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Friday, 19th July, 2019

  • 11:36 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post Top Gun: Maverick - Official Trailer
    It does tons of them every year. You just don't go to see them. I should have rephrased it to ones that make lots of money. That's what the Studios want is that next billion dollar franchise. There's only a few like a handful that have been blockbusters (outside the MCU). Breakeven point for big budget movies these days is around 500 million maybe 400. So are new movies being made. Yes. Are they big blockbusters no. And that's what the studios want. These 80s and 90s reboots are generally movies that adjusted for inflation got more than $500 million on their original run. I'll see if I can find the article, but Inception I think was the biggest original movie in the last few years iirc. It's not the article I read but. https://uproxx.com/movies/movie-theater-attendance-2017/2/
  • 06:43 PM - Ramaster quoted Morrus in post Your Opinion Matters
    Where is this happening? Frankly I don't use Enworld's reviews all that much if at all. I was under the impression that we were talking about reviews in general, since the article didn't cite any review site specifically. To be perfectly clear: I've never seen this happen in Enworld. The phenomenon I was referring too can be seen very clearly in Steam, the Appstore, Amazon and many other sites, big and small (restaurant apps come to mind as being the least reliable). I'd also add for Ramaster - it need not matter how good your writing is. It was Jasper the one that made the comment about the quality of writing, not me. But since we are on the subject, some instances of bad grammar are indicatory of dishonest reviews, so I get his fear of posting reviews in what he perceives to be shoddy English for fear of being mistaken for a troll. Most non-native English speakers have felt that way at some point.
  • 12:31 PM - Doc_Klueless quoted Morrus in post What are your favourite single game mechanics?
    What are yours?Some of mine are already mentioned so I'll get those out of the way (heh): D&D's advantage/disadvantage is a really elegant way to replace all those fiddly bonuses. It's one of my favourite things about 5E.Love, love, love how this got rid of all those piddly modifiers. I know other games have done similar things, but this was my first massive exposure to the mechanic. Stunt Points (Dragon Age, Fantasy Age): roll 3d6, doubles on rolls generate Stunt points equal to the value of the off-colored stunt die that a player can spend on various cool thingsI really like this one as it give each round something new and interesting. One of the chief complaints I hear about the AGE system is that "hitting" the target becomes ridiculously easy as the characters advance in level. My own players, when I was learning the system a while back, really complained about it. But the 3d6 roll really isn't so much a "To Hit" Roll as it is a "Generate Stunt Points" Roll. Once we overcame t...

Thursday, 18th July, 2019

  • 10:39 PM - Mercurius quoted Morrus in post "The Future of D&D is International" (Inverse article)
    I think we can decide for ourselves what we find interesting. I find it very interesting. I'm fine you don't. But, I am not ignoring the rest as opposed to just focusing on the thing I found interesting. OK, fair enough. I shouldn't have said it wasn't at all interesting or implied that either of you are guilty of BadWrongInterest, but I was irked in that it is the only quasi-controversial thing in the article, and of course it happens to be the center of discussion. I was concerned that it would be yet another opportunity for people to be offended, feel entitled and/or mis-treated by WotC for not catering to their special needs...thankfully that hasn't really happened in this thread. Anyhow, I too find it somewhat interesting, but more for the underlying implications - that is, why is their approach so successful? Why is an "old-fashioned" game of books, dice, and imagination so popular in a world of immersive video games and virtual realities? What are people craving for and enjoying th...
  • 06:50 PM - S'mon quoted Morrus in post "The Future of D&D is International" (Inverse article)
    Lots of people certainly like books. No doubt about that. Lots of people also like PDFs I like 'em once they're printed & bound. :D
  • 10:20 AM - Samloyal23 quoted Morrus in post Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook
    Well the actual book comes out in 2 weeks; the playtest book is a year out of date. Where did you get it from? Unless you’re a collector, you’re better off waiting for the final rules on Aug 1st. I found it at Powell's Bookstore in Beaverton, Oregon. I had never seen it before. It was $30 instead of $50 like the original core book, so I grabbed it. I figured it would at least be a good introduction to the game.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

  • 12:26 AM - Elfcrusher quoted Morrus in post What are your favourite single game mechanics?
    D&D's advantage/disadvantage is a really elegant way to replace all those fiddly bonuses. It's one of my favourite things about 5E. From what I have heard...perhaps apocryphally...MM got the idea for that from The One Ring. (Although it's worth pointing out that the mechanic doesn't actually have a name in TOR, it's just spelled out wherever it's used. E.g., "Roll the Feat die twice and take the better result.") But, yeah, I really like that mechanic, too. Although it's not just the mechanic itself that I like, it's the way it explicitly replaces summing up various positive and negative modifiers. But, um, I'm supposed to pick a mechanic I like, so I'll go with: The way that "Success, with Complications" in Dungeon World works.

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

  • 02:46 PM - Garthanos quoted Morrus in post Mythological Figures: Vlad the Impaler (5E)
    The column has approaching 70 mythological figures, one every week since March 2018. The last 4 used ATMC. If you want to skip those 4, we're cool with that. I hope you enjoy the other 65 or so.I love Mikes work even the times I disagreed with details the fresh eyes on the game and how it can invoke heroic archetypal characters is right up my alley

Monday, 15th July, 2019


Saturday, 13th July, 2019

  • 08:21 PM - aramis erak quoted Morrus in post I only run D&D when I need to establish a player base
    Where did you hear/see that assertion, out of curiosity? He's directly quoting me from another thread. I don't recall if that thread is here or at RPGGeek. When one prefers to GM, it's easiest to get player trust by running systems familiar to them. One can then find out who is interested. I'd rather have a game of D&D going than no game at all; I'd rather play (insert list of over 100 other games) than D&D, and If stuck running D&D, my preferences in D&D are limited to Cyclopedia/BECMI/BX and 5E at this time. I'd quit gaming entirely if my only options were pre-4E, and 4E is just too much hassle to GM. Building a base of people who have seen that I can and do run fun games, and how I approach rules makes it easier to recruit for those other 100 games
  • 09:27 AM - amethal quoted Morrus in post RPG Attack Site Closes As Author Outs Himself
    His company website has been taken down. Is the KS still running?Yes it is. Other than that one comment this issue seems to have passed the Kickstarter by. I had an update this morning, which I thought might have been a clarification or apology or denial or, you know, something, but instead it was basically "what do you think about our elves?"
  • 08:31 AM - DMMike quoted Morrus in post I only run D&D when I need to establish a player base
    Where did you hear/see that assertion, out of curiosity? From the "Why do you play games other than D&D" thread, I believe. And thinking about it, I'd probably be much happier going to play D&D with a strange group than I would most other systems because you really never know what you are going to get with a group, and D&D is at least some sort of baseline. D&D's new slogan: "At least some sort of baseline." Seriously though, that makes sense. If I'm not going to know the people playing, I might as well know the game.

Friday, 12th July, 2019

  • 11:04 PM - Zardnaar quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    Dude. Spoilers. Some of us are interested in seeing this film, even if you aren’t. Neutral gonna see what the reviews say. Genysis was the only one I didn't see at the theatre. And T1 bit young in 84.
  • 05:48 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    Dude. Please stop telling me I’m going to die. Will it make it better if we tell you that you'll take your nemesis with you when you go? "Goguenar Gorecannon's Seventh Unkillable Fact: Dying happens to everyone, even stars. Even the stuff between the stars. But if you believe in yourself and achieve your goals, you can die so hard that no one will ever forget you, and that’s almost as good as not dying at all. Well, it isn’t, really, it isn’t at all, and believing and achieving is just something sportscasters say, but what are you gonna do, not die? Try it. I’ll wait." -Space Opera, Catherynne Valente
  • 05:23 PM - lowkey13 quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    Dude. Please stop telling me I’m going to die. Okay! You will live forever! .... https://thumbs.gfycat.com/UnrealisticSneakyBuffalo-small.gif
  • 05:10 PM - lowkey13 quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    Is that a death threat? ;) Heh. Actually, it's pretty sound advice! (At least in America! Seriously, so many people think they will never die, and so many people fail to understand both how easy a simple will is, and how obnoxious the intestate laws can be.)
  • 04:11 PM - Umbran quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    It's pitched very much as a sequel rather than a reboot. There's time travel involved. The difference between sequel and reboot is negligible.
  • 02:39 PM - lowkey13 quoted Morrus in post New Terminator Going to Flop? [spoilers]
    It's pitched very much as a sequel rather than a reboot. Well, just pointing out that- 1. We had Terminator and T2. 2. Then we had the sequel, T3. How'd that go? 3. Then we had the Cameron-approved sequel, Salvation. How'd that go? 4. Then we had a reboot, that wasn't a reboot, Genisys. How's that go? 5. So now we have a sequel to ... T2. But it's not a reboot. Even though (obviously) they have to re-cast the roles of some of the actors in that film, and Arnold is 28 years older than T2 and 35 years older than Terminator. Sure, we can quibble about the difference between a reboot, and a sequel, and rebooting sequel, and whatever, but the basic point remains- if the target market is 40-50, the movie is doomed. Sorry. Luckily, that won't be the target demographic, because no studio would greenlight that. I mean, there was Cocoon, but that was some time ago. Clint Eastwood still makes some stuff, but they aren't for the blockbuster market like a Terminator movie would be. See what I ...
  • 01:49 PM - jasper quoted Morrus in post 40 Million People Have Played D&D [UPDATED!]
    UPDATE! WotC's PR agency has reached to note that Bloomberg's figure refers to the number of people who have played the game since 1974, not annually! So 40 million since 1974. So under a million per year. BOY WHAT A NICHE HOBBY.


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O.L.D. v1.2 Playtest Version B
This is the latest playtest candidate for the OLD core rulebook incorporating errata from the previous iteration (though possibly not some of the very last comments, as it would have gone to layout before them, so feel free to repeat those if they di...
132 0 1 Saturday, 13th April, 2019, 01:41 PM Saturday, 13th April, 2019, 04:55 PM
Intuitive WOIN Character Sheet
This is a new character sheet designed to be intuitive and beginner-friendly.

colour coded sections draw your eye to different areas of the sheet. "Where's my speed?" "It's in the green section".
checkboxes to mark attribute and skill ranks, clear...
383 0 4 Wednesday, 6th February, 2019, 05:51 PM Friday, 8th February, 2019, 11:26 AM
Pathfinder 2nd Edition Iconic Pregenerated Characters
Courtesy of Paizo, here are the six pregenerated players character for Pathfinder 2E in PDF format!

Ezren, Human Wizard
Merisiel, Elf Rogue
Seelah, Human Paladin
Valeros, Human Fighter
Kyra, Human Cleric
Fumbus, Goblin Alchemist
5963 +2 1 Sunday, 22nd July, 2018, 12:48 AM Sunday, 22nd July, 2018, 01:23 AM
Adventures in Middle Earth 5E Journey Cheat Sheet
Just a quick one-page home-made sheet summarising the journey process.
329 0 1 Thursday, 22nd February, 2018, 08:18 PM Thursday, 22nd February, 2018, 08:18 PM
ZEITGEIST #13: Avatar of Revolution (Pathfinder RPG & 4E)
Welcome to the thirteenth and final adventure in the ZEITGEIST adventure path!



Finale and Free Will


The mastermind Nicodemus tried to foster enlightenment and empathy, to create the best of all possible worlds. After centuries of pursuing his gr...
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WOIN Super Quick NPC Stats
Need an NPC quickly, no statblocks available, not too much detail required? Simply use this table for base statistics at each Max Dice Pool.

Also includes examples of each from 5d6 to 12d6, divided into pre-calculated archetypes - brute, expert, ma...
161 -1 1 Thursday, 8th June, 2017, 06:35 PM Saturday, 10th June, 2017, 04:19 PM
Captain Wrigley's Starship Emporium
A selection of ships suitable as starter ships - small freighters, transports, etc. along with rules for reducing the price for used ships and ship quirks.
294 0 1 Thursday, 23rd February, 2017, 08:17 PM Friday, 10th March, 2017, 01:41 PM
WEG d6 - WOIN Equipment Conversion Guide
This simple guide allows you to convert WEG d6 weapons (from games such as Star Wars RPG) to WOIN, enabling you to use all WEG Star Wars equipment resource books in your game. There are various official and unofficial books around on the web. The ite...
198 0 1 Wednesday, 28th December, 2016, 07:10 PM Wednesday, 28th December, 2016, 07:10 PM
Darth Vader
It had to be done. WOIN stats for everybody's favourite Sith Lord and movie villain.
295 0 1 Saturday, 24th December, 2016, 01:36 PM Saturday, 24th December, 2016, 08:57 PM
Ogron All-Master Class X Warship
As featured in the upcoming EONS adventure The Last Survivor. This warship is a customised version, with some of the weaponry etc. switched out to convert it to a slaver ship. It still retains a couple of nasty concussion missiles, though.
80 0 1 Monday, 7th November, 2016, 03:33 PM Monday, 7th November, 2016, 05:04 PM
8 Alien Races: Fan Content Entries
These eight new races for NEW (and other sci-fi WOIN games) are the entries in the alien race contest. They are presented here as written. (Note -- I didn't write these, and can't take any credit - I just uploaded them!)
426 0 1 Sunday, 23rd October, 2016, 03:24 PM Tuesday, 25th October, 2016, 11:41 AM
d20 Modern - WOIN Conversion Guide
This allows you to quickly and easily convert d20 Modern (and d20 Future) weapons and equipment to the WOIN system.
270 0 1 Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:22 PM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:22 PM
FASA-WOIN Starship Conversion Guide
FASA’s Ship Recognition Manuals for the 1980s Star Trek line of products contain hundreds of ships. Many of these stat blocks are archived (and expanded upon with new ships for later shows) on the web. This short guide describes how to convert a FAS...
215 0 1 Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 11:01 AM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 11:03 AM
Traveller-WOIN Starship Conversion Guide
Use this guide to quickly convert a Traveller starship for use in WOIN.

Note that this has been superseded by the Small Ships article - EONS # 54. Therefore, the hull sizes have changed. Instead of scaling small ships down to undersized ships, the f...
200 0 1 Tuesday, 18th October, 2016, 03:01 PM Sunday, 21st May, 2017, 01:00 PM
Traveller-WOIN Conversion Guide
The guide provides rules for converting Traveller (2008 and 2016) weapons to WOIN. You will need the appropriate source material for item descriptions, etc.
186 0 1 Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:11 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:26 PM
RESOLVE
The optional RESOLVE rules for sanity and social combat for the WOIN roleplaying game system.
121 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 07:16 PM Saturday, 8th October, 2016, 01:38 PM
N.E.W. Character Sheet
This is the official NEW character sheet.
199 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 07:15 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:14 PM
WOIN Style Guide
This short document describes some of the basic rules of writing an article or product for a WOIN game.
344 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 03:11 PM Thursday, 20th October, 2016, 05:23 PM
Starship Sizes: Fighters & Titans
I was writing this for EONS magazine, but it turned out I only needed one page and that does not an EONS article make. So here it is for free!

This is just a draft; I have NOT playtested this. It is designed to accommodate different assumptions in s...
253 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 01:04 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:15 PM
d20-WOIN conversion guide
Take a d20 (3.x, Pathfinder, etc.) stat block and run through the steps to convert to a WOIN stat block. It's draft; it undoubtedly needs tweaking, but it's a decent start, I think. I'd very much appreciate it if folks would test it with various d20/...
266 0 1 Saturday, 24th September, 2016, 01:01 PM Monday, 17th October, 2016, 04:11 PM

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