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    Yesterday, 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, 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, 04:04 PM
    As a GM I pretty much stick with the RAW. As a player and GM I prefer 3.5/PF 1 so I'm used to the AOOs from both those games. But I can see from a design point of view of getting rid of the number of AOOs in 3.5e/PF1 to make the game simpler like moving towards 5E's approach.
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    Monday, 15th July, 2019, 04:00 PM
    The fighter to my knowledge (and select monsters) are the only ones that get attacks of opportunity as a "feature/ability"
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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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    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, 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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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 11:36 PM
    There seems to be a recent, growing trend of people mistaking EN World article comments for the YouTube comments section.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 11:07 PM
    Completely missing the point. Please keep spoilers to threads with warnings so people know to avoid them. I’ll add a spoiler tag to this one for you, but won’t be reading it further.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 11:01 PM
    Dude. Spoilers. Some of us are interested in seeing this film, even if you aren’t.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 08:24 PM
    It’s not GURPS. Sorry, zero pointless snark points for you. Thanks, though. ;)
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 08:22 PM
    Well, we’re certainly not American.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 06:46 PM
    His company website has been taken down. Is the KS still running?
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 05:12 PM
    Dude. Please stop telling me I’m going to die.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 04:39 PM
    Is that a death threat? ;)
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 02:39 PM
    Gosh. Man, you're on fire today!
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 02:28 PM
    It's pitched very much as a sequel rather than a reboot. And I'm not planning on dying any time in the next 40 years, thanks!
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 02:08 PM
    Where did you hear/see that assertion, out of curiosity?
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 01:02 PM
    This is not the forum to discuss anti-vaxxers or other general political topics.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 12:57 PM
    Oops! It’s formatted separately, so I have to remember to insert it at the end of the PDF each time I update.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 10:55 AM
    I think it's the screenshot from the blog (now deleted but saved in that Twitter thread) of somebody else's Facebook post which he was mocking, which showed him logged in to his own account in the "reply" box.
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    Friday, 12th July, 2019, 02:21 AM
    They’ve rebooted Terminator repeatedly. This one gives me more confidence than Salvation or Genysis. We’ll see. Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor is a waaay bigger draw than a John Conner actor #6.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 11:31 PM
    A Kickstarter convention?
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 06:38 PM
    qstor replied to OSR Gripes
    The fun for me is playing a "stripped" down PC without all the bells and whistles of 5e/PF/d20. I started with 1e so I'm actually more partial to OSRIC than LL and S&W but I'm been playing DCC with a friend of mine lately and that's fun too.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 06:36 PM
    I've played it twice. It plays simpler than PF1. Attacks of opportunity are pretty much gone. I made one PC and I didn't care for the PC creation process. The "class" feat choices seemed similar to 4e powers to me. I'd prefer the PF1 approach of feats which ALL PCs can chose from. Resonance is going away which most of my friends are happy about.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 05:11 PM
    He's blocked me pre-emptively on Twitter for some reason. He had his account set to approved followers only, so it's not like I could ever see it, but I guess he's decided he doesn't want to see my tweets either. Never tweeted the guy or mentioned him!
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 12:43 PM
    I was only asking about players. My question was prompted by that tweet, but it isn't the same question. The question I wanted to ask is the one I posted. :)
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 11:25 AM
    Most people (including third parties) who have access are under an NDA. It comes out in a couple of weeks though! You might be able to find scattered bits from what people remember from recent playtests etc.
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    Thursday, 11th July, 2019, 10:47 AM
    Nope. But they do have to provide product for evaluation.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 10:59 PM
    A large factor in my supporting a Patreon would be the behaviour of the person running it.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 10:48 PM
    This has blown up on social media the last couple of days. YourRPGisSh*t, an attack site which attacked game designers, retailers, and publishers, along with nasty screeds against various demographics, turned out to have been run by a publisher. Not one I'm personally familiar with. Geek Native has a more detailed report on the matter. The author outed himself with a screenshot which contained...
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 05:31 PM
    Please vote for your favorite publishers, Judges, and product nominees in the 2019 ENnies Awards! Voting is live and runs until 11 PM EST on July 21st. "As a reminder -We follow One Person One Vote! It is very important that the democratic principle of “one person, one vote” be followed. If you have already voted for products and/or judges, then please do not vote for them again....
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 03:57 PM
    Inspired by a question somebody asked on Twitter. My response was that every system feels different and provides a different play experience. You can certainly make most any system do anything, but playing Call of Cthulhu with the Mutants & Masterminds rules is going to feel very different to CoC with the CoC rules. Every game has it's own niche and just needs to serve that niche well. In...
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 03:01 PM
    According to WotC, talking to Bloomberg, 40 million people play D&D annually; 9 million watched D&D on Twitch in 2017; and sales increased by 41% in 2017 and 53% in 2018. 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! You can find this information and more in this article over on...
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 09:04 AM
    That highlights a nuance of the level calc change for monsters: using the same calc, John is actually level 3, not level 1. But yeah, he's super-twinked.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 03:24 AM
    I was thinking about that very thing earlier today. That’s an artifact of using average rolls rather than the Judge rolling for the monsters. If the Judge rolls, you’d need a monster with 19d6 in its Defense skill (which doesn’t exist) to make it impossible to hit by a starting character. I like the average rolls because it makes play really fast, but you do lose that randomness. One...
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 01:35 AM
    I loved (and still do) all the Glen A Larson American TV action shows of the 80s. A-Team, Knight Rider, Airwolf... love ‘em all. In that order. Plus theme tunes; that art seems to have been lost, except for Game of Thrones.
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    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019, 12:59 AM
    Morrus replied to We're back!
    Technical issues mean we're delayed for now. We now need to migrate to a new server before trying this again.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 09:56 PM
    The pro DM discussion has arisen twice a year for the last 20 years at least.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 07:39 PM
    By the same argument fighting, shooting, and defence are al forms of combat. Any skill list can be pared down indefinitely until you just end up with “skill”, but I do feel those two things are different enough. I wouldn’t want the average orc to charm somebody.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 04:52 PM
    Yeah, if you were racing the dragon or it was chasing you. Flight v Athletics. Phew! You escaped! Appraisal just figure dragons can count their gold hoard, so they can make a check to value stuff.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 04:51 PM
    New version v1.2 uploaded to add a page on Equipment. Nothing big.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 01:54 PM
    40d10! Yikes! At that point, I'm using an app.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 01:10 PM
    50/50 is the chance most people get for most things — it’s the standard difficulty. You have a 50/50 chance to pick a lock, bust down a door, shoot most things, etc.
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 12:06 PM
    According to WotC, talking to Bloomberg, 40 million people play D&D annually; 9 million watched D&D on Twitch in 2017; and sales increased by 41% in 2017 and 53% in 2018. 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! You can find this information and more in this article over on...
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    Tuesday, 9th July, 2019, 02:49 AM
    Nope. Just skills. Fighting, Shooting, Knowledge, Persuasion, etc.
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 11:45 PM
    Think post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with Mutants.
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 11:38 PM
    Simply6 is a fast, light tabletop roleplaying game for 2 or more players which you can play using just six-sided dice. I put this together over the last couple of days in my spare time (based on something I was playing with in the forums a while back) and have uploaded it to DTRPG. It's only about 20-pages long, and will likely be tweaked and updated after I get some feedback.
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    Monday, 8th July, 2019, 10:03 AM
    They aren't. Anybody who has access to the final book die for release in August is. Well, that's just silly, isn't it?
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 05:09 PM
    Morrus replied to We're back!
    The current plan, for anybody following along, is to close the site again on Tuesday for another attempt. The site will be closed for 1-3 days.
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 05:07 PM
    As we're imminently moving to the new platform (Xenforo), this bugs thread for vBulletin is about to become redundant, so I'll close it.
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 04:47 PM
    It said "Playtest" on the cover. It was very clear what it was. If you were under the impression you were sneakily getting the finished product a year before everybody else, I think that's on you, not Paizo.
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 04:04 PM
    Guys, this isn’t a Modiphius product, and it’s not 2d20. We’re not going to hijack it into yet another patented Water Bob 2d20 hate thread. Stay on topic, please. Water Bob, if you want to rant about your personal dislike of 2d20 yet again, start your own thread. Thanks.
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    Sunday, 7th July, 2019, 12:33 AM
    Well, OK.
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 09:43 PM
    So this thread had a root in RPGs in that we were talking about WotC’s creative director’s statements. Now we appear to just be talking about gender pronouns and dictionaries, which isn’t on topic for this forum (or even this thread). If you want to talk about Mike Mearls and his tweets and how they relate to the gaming community please feel free. Otherwise, we’ll close it as entirely...
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 06:12 PM
    I suspect you’re an outlier.
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 03:07 PM
    Impressively clickbaity headline on that article! What does it mean if Orcus doesn't know he's not aware of some things? I mean, he appears in every setting except if he doesn't! Blimey. I must know!
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 10:54 AM
    Morrus replied to We're back!
    It's not the next logical step due to differences. It's the next logical step because it's structurally similar, making the upgrade the easiest one it could be. Xenforo is made by the people who left vBulletin about a decade ago when it changed ownership, and is the 'spiritual' successor, rather than vBulleitn 5 which is substantially different and not well-regarded. It's also better supported.
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    Saturday, 6th July, 2019, 01:05 AM
    Morrus started a thread We're back!
    Over the last couple of days I've been attempting a migration to Xenforo (the logical upgrade path for this platform). Unfortunately, it failed, and I've rolled it back. I'll try again in a few days. Sorry about the downtime and the anti-climactic result! Hopefully next time will be better. darjr and I have done this a few times on a test server over the last year, with mixed results. It's not...
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    Thursday, 4th July, 2019, 07:25 PM
    Check this out in the meantime: http://circvsmaximvs.boards.net/ The old site is on very old software; while nothing is decided, it may be time to move to something more current.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 06:48 PM
    You are fundamentally misunderstanding the point.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 06:09 PM
    Has been for a while now. The only difference is the DMsG replaces the d20 STL, as WOTC figured out how to monetise third party efforts. And many publishers steer shy of that after the last two licenses, and stick to the OGL alone.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 05:07 PM
    That's a mouthful! The first adventure from the Age of Ashes adventure path for Pathfinder 2nd Edition is called Hellknight Hill, and is available for pre-order. "Fires burn atop the ruined citadel on Hellknight Hill, sending plumes of red smoke into the air that could be a call for help. Within the old keep, strange invaders from a distant land, mysterious long-lost ruins, and the...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 01:49 PM
    This is a new column idea I'm experimenting with -- a quick weekly bullet-point roundup of news items. It's basically a copy/paste from RPGnews.com. Let me know in the comments if it's of interest! TaleSpire Is A Massive, Beautiful Building Tool For Your Next Tabletop RPG - TaleSpire is the brainchild of a small team of developers at Bouncyrock, based in Norway. With a background in...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 01:56 AM
    I think you I just agreed with me. In 5 years time you’ll barely remember this playtest.
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 12:30 AM
    I am curious whether there is a worrisome demographic to this day composed of people who refuse to play D&D 5E because they didn't like the playtest document back in 2014 or whenever it was. I suspect... the playtest document really won't be a thing anybody remembers in a couple of months' time. But hey, I might be wrong. Those 2014 diehard D&D Next playtest doc haters might still be out there...
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 12:05 AM
    They haven't seen it. How do you feel about the D&D Next playtest document back in 2015 or whenever it was?
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    Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, 12:04 AM
    The only people who have seen the game are under NDA. I liked some aspect of the playtest rules, and didn't like other things. But I knew it was a playtest, not a ruleset, and included exaggerated examples of things and a very specific set of adventures geared towards stress testing. I'm sure Paizo knew that the playtest process would turn off some people, but would make for a better game,...
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 07:12 PM
    Morrus started a thread List of 5E powered RPGs?
    I wanted to put together a little list, as it's a conversation which seems to happen to me a lot! Today's launch of The Spy Game on Kickstarter spurred me to do it. Is there already such a list? I'm talking standalone games (not settings) which use 5E is their core. I tried searching for OGL core rulebooks on DTRPG, but it seems everybody who makes a setting, monster book, or adventure checks...
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 06:48 PM
    Espionage has joined the long list of 5E-powered genres with The Spy Game from Black Cats Gaming, headed up by Sam Web from Modiphius. It describes itself as "... a world of international stealth and intrigue in a modern setting, powered by 5E, from the developer behind Star Trek: Adventures." And it's on Kickstarter! "Delve into a world of spies, assassins, diabolical masterminds and...
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    Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019, 01:26 PM
    They haven’t done it because making video games is expensive and hard, and most companies able to do it have their own IP. Most who avail themselves of the OGL are a fraction of the size of a video game company, and only just manage to raise enough money on Kickstarter to make a book. There are certainly OGL applications, especially mobile ones. So some folks make electronic products and...
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 09:06 PM
    Yup, it’s a max range. Spells don’t have increments.
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 07:34 PM
    Note to self: advertise more! https://sites.google.com/site/woinrrd/eras/advancement-level
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 05:28 PM
    Could you not just borrow the Traveller, GURPS, or WOIN ones?
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    Monday, 1st July, 2019, 05:19 PM
    Don't post again in this thread. You now have four infractions over pretty similar things, so it's clear that isn't working. The mods will discuss this and decide how to proceed now.
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Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

  • 12:10 PM - Hussar mentioned Henry in post Why Did Paizo Never Make A Pathfinder/Starfinder Magazine?
    Henry - Savage Tide. :D But, yeah, the print magazines were brutal, apparently. The US Postal service and the distribution channels were insane. Something like a 6 month lead in time - a magazine is published in January and you don't get paid until June sort of thing. Meaning you have massive amounts of capital wrapped up that you can't actually use. Constant issues with delivery and whatnot. From the editorials from Eric Mona and posts that I used to see around, the whole magazine business was just brutal as heck. And, really, it shows. Most of the genre magazines are gone now or have gone mostly or totally digital. It's just far too much money to try to publish a magazine on the scales of Dungeon or Dragon.

Friday, 17th May, 2019

  • 08:31 AM - Hussar mentioned Henry in post Is RPGing a *literary* endeavour?
    If the player is talking in character, it is performative, though. Stepping into the character first person is you performing what the character is saying. Talking about what the character says in third person would not be. Third person is not talking in character. It's just descriptive. But, even in third person, it can still be performative. "Grgur walks cautiously down the hallway, looking carefully to see if there is anything out of place" is perfomative - you have desciptors like "cautiously" and "carefully". Compared to "Grgur strides down the hall." Both are third person, but, both are using language specifically chosen to evoke a particular scene. A non-descriptive would simply be, "Grgur moves down the hall". That's content without performance. Henry, I SO am stealing that line for my next D&D session. :D A perfect example of a dungeon that is pure content without any literary elements would be the dungeon I attached to this post. Would anyone say that this is what a module looks like?

Friday, 5th April, 2019

  • 04:43 PM - CleverNickName mentioned Henry in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    Thanks to the #CritterPush during last night's broadcast, the Kickstarter blew through their final stretch goal (of $8.8M) and then another $111K before it slowed back down. mortwatcher barely got to spend any time at all in the limelight, before Henry took the lead. Last night's event really blew up my spreadsheet too, which depends on a smooth U-shaped graph and wasn't designed to handle spikes like this. I'm now predicting Morrus to win...but let's be honest, nobody knows anymore. Critters are crazy. (For those not in the know, the #CritterPush event was coordinated in the Kickstarter comment section by a handful of pledges who thought it would be hilarious if they broke their final stretch goal live during their regular broadcast. So they coordinated tens of thousands of donors over social media, asking everyone to increase their pledges by just $5 to accomplish that task. It worked better than they had hoped, because like I said: Critters are crazy.)

Sunday, 10th March, 2019

  • 08:48 AM - CleverNickName mentioned Henry in post Critical Role Kickstarter Predition Game: Guess the Funding Outcome (GTFO)
    ...3,102 TallIan: $15,876,374 MNblockhead: $15,555,555 77IM: $14,980,000.00 jgsugden: $14,520,000 OB1: $14,000,042 The Big BZ: $14,000,000 dregntael: $13,935,109 chrisrtld: $13,635,019 pogre: $13,500,000 Aebir-Toril: $13,224,376.89 Satyrn: $13,000,000 Yardiff: $12,456,145 -----------Highest-Funded Game Project on Kickstarter (Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5) $12,393,139-------- Radaceus: $12,345,678.91 FarBeyondC: $12,345,678.90 Morrus: $12,000,000 Mistwell: $11,800,000 Mort: $11,620,000 Zardnaar: $11,354,883 <--- The Winner! Sadras: $11,120,000 SkidAce: $11,000,000 Tazawa: $10,700,000 togashi_joe: $10,250,000 DM Dave1: $10,101,010 MichaelSomething: $10,000,000 Lazybones: $9,750,000 PabloM: $9,500,000 akr71: $9,250,000 rczarnec: $9,250,000 Azzy: $9,000,000 Henry: $8,900,000 mortwatcher: $8,666,000 Lidgar: $8,423,976.73 vincegetorix: $8,360,000 SmokeyCriminal: $8,008,135 AriochQ: $7,777,777 robus: $7,750,000 MarkB: $7,500,000 phantomK9: $6,969,696 TarionzCousin: $6,160,000 ClaytonCross: $6,000,000 ---------Highest-Funded Film Project on Kickstarter (MST3K Kickstarter) $5,764,229----------- MaximusArael020: $5,685,000 Prakriti: $1

Saturday, 16th February, 2019

  • 02:08 PM - TaranTheWanderer mentioned Henry in post How do I fake my character's death?
    ...e you are visiting the lair of an archmage or demi-god and you get imprisoned. Your body disintegrates in front of everyone. They think you are dead (disintegrated). They can't divine you and they don't see the tiny ruby lying among the ashes. A year later, a group of low level adventurers are in the same dungeon looking for scraps (it's not as dangerous now since you guys looted it) and find the gem.... Make up whatever story you want after that. The nice thing about Imprisonment, is you can make ANY condition that releases you from it. So, maybe you are trapped in a gem for a year and a day and then released...like a prison sentence for tresspassing. Or maybe it's when you enter a temple of Pelor or when the person carrying you does a heroic deed. So, maybe the PCs find you on a dead bandit and, in trying to find out how to release you are carrying you around and you, randomly (maybe even during a battle!!!!) appear outside the prison to help save the party! 3. Like Henry said: You get killed for real and choose not to be brought back. Later, a high level cleric communes with your spirit and convinces you that you need to be rezz'd. Maybe to help save your friends, or convince them to do a special quest. Hell, maybe the cleric had good intentions and then you get captured by some bad guy and they find you in chains. Note: You will probably have to tell your friends that you don't want to play the character anymore. More specifically, tell them you want to play a new character. They'll pretty much accept that and the PCs won't try to raise you. Raise dead etc...always fail if the spirit doesn't want to come back.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018

  • 06:56 PM - MechaTarrasque mentioned Henry in post Wizard Feats
    How about: Spell Sense: If you see or hear a spell being cast, you can use your bonus action to determine the level of the spell. Good for all the counterspell/dispel users. You would still need to use an action to make an arcana check if you want to determine what the spell is, but you can "feel" the power level being used. Edit: Henry's comment made me think this would be better as Spell Sense: +1 wis If you see or hear a spell being cast, you can use your bonus action to determine the level of the spell. +1 wisdom to help with the passive perception so you are better at noticing that a spell is being cast.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018

  • 11:58 PM - pming mentioned Henry in post DnD Sports Changes Name To RPG Sports
    Hiya! Actually...I feel MUCH better about the whole thing now. Before, with D&D in the name, I figured it had to have been given at least the nod of approval from WotC (who would then be taking a sizable chunk of the change for it). But now knowing it is just one company trying to pull it off, and, ahem, "expanding" it to all/other RPG's...makes me breath easier. That said...I'll never watch or support Roll20. To explain my reasons would get me kicked off these forums, so I'll leave it at "I'm not keen on many of the behind-the-scenes reasons and attitudes of Nolan in regards to some of his customers". I'll stick with Fantasy Grounds II. It's easier, prettier, and nicer to use over longer games...imho, of course. Lastly: Watching tabletop Wargamming...oh yeah! THAT I would watch...well, I'd watch on my own time anyway (wouldn't 'tune in' to watch it, so to speak). And, as Henry pointed out...watching most of several groups of players tackle the same Tournament Adventure Module (like Tomb of Horrors, Slave Pits of the Undercity, Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, etc) and finding out which group of players played the best. That, again, I'd watch. But a "battle royal PvP, kill other PC's in an arena" type thing? Er...no interest what so ever. I'm actually so against that idea that I hope it fails...and transforms into something I would support (like the above mentioned "Party v. Module" thing). ^_^ Paul L. Ming

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

  • 07:32 AM - Coroc mentioned Henry in post Xanathar's Elven Accuracy
    Henry Yup, that style of rogue/pally might work rp wise, but not many else. You and Arial Black have thus convinced me so far and i will send Aragorn the dual wield drow ninja turtle Hobbit pirate to the rescue of the unjustly incarcerated Sir Pureheart, so he might earn enough XP to take a dip in light cleric so he can self heal between double backstabs :P

Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017

  • 08:11 PM - Rune mentioned Henry in post Hidden

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

  • 04:31 AM - Rune mentioned Henry in post Hidden

Sunday, 23rd April, 2017

  • 04:18 PM - Ancalagon mentioned Henry in post Back Up Character / Help Me Choose - Poll
    If you want to be a wizard, and if you like the notion of being "in the fight" as noted by Henry, why not a bladesinger wizard? (I know very little about the class, just that they are, presumably good in a fight). Another alternative would be a mountain dwarf wizard with abjuration specialty (*very tough*, medium armor, axes)... you wouldn't be an expert meleeist per say, but you would be doing fine on the front lines. Seems like the way to go to get best of both worlds.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017

  • 01:44 AM - TheCosmicKid mentioned Henry in post Anyone else think the Bard concept is just silly?
    Magic in D&D is still pseudo-Vancian. This isn't 4E, where you can just re-fluff spells however you want and it doesn't matter because nothing means anything. When a bard cast Cure Wounds, they are doing so by following the rules of magic, which has a scientifically predictable effect depending on the spell slot they spend. Regardless of what you try to re-fluff the bard into, it is and always will be the mechanical representation of Elan.Uh... there's nothing in the rules of magic that says it doesn't work the way Henry described. The verbal component in cure wounds is not specified to be an Elanesque silly ditty.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017

  • 01:28 PM - Dualazi mentioned Henry in post Unearthed Arcana: Starter Spells; Plus UA Returning To Monthly & Sage Advice Returning
    Henry I strongly agree, which is one of many reasons I hated the Theurge. Wizards already have huge spell lists that are evidently set to get bigger, they don't need to invade other class' turf as well. Lanliss While I do like the warlock class conceptually and mechanically, I feel it has strayed pretty far from the theme of classical witches and the like. I'd definitely say that it's easier to create that archetypal character through the wizard/druid/alchemist currently.

Thursday, 3rd November, 2016

  • 10:28 PM - Balfore mentioned Henry in post D&D Modules and Campaigns
    All really good points! Henry, I find that making a Word document, with 2 columns works for me. First I format the Word doc with 2 columns. Then I search online for stat blocks for the monsters I need. Then I use the Google snipping tool, and paste the entire block into a column. Then, at the bottom, I make numbered lines that look like this: 1. AC 15, HP 45_______________ 2. AC 15, HP 45_______________ and so on (however many there are of that monster). That allows me to keep track of HP as we go. I continue that process for the entire section. Then I email the doc to my job and print it in black and white (no need to waste ink at home, lol). Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

Friday, 30th October, 2015

  • 09:13 PM - El Mahdi mentioned Henry in post Warlord Name Poll
    ...; @CapnZapp; @CaptainConundrum ; @CaptainGemini ; @Carlsen Chris ; @casterblaster ; @CasvalRemDeikun; @cbwjm ; @ccooke ; @Celebrim ; @Celondon @ChameleonX ; @Charles Wright ; ChrisCarlson; @CM ; @cmad1977 ; @costermonger ; @Creamsteak ; @Crothian ; @Cybit ; @Dausuul; @Dayte ; @dd.stevenson ; @DEFCON 1 ; @Delazar ; @DersitePhantom ; @Diffan ; @discosoc; @D'karr ; @Doc Klueless ; @doctorbadwolf ; @DonAdam ; @Dragoslav ; @Duganson; @EdL ; @EditorBFG ; @Edwin Suijkerbuijk ; @Eejit ; @ehren37 ; @Elfcrusher ; @El Mahdi ; @epithet; @erf_beto ; @Eric V ; @eryndel ; @Evenglare ; @ExploderWizard ; @EzekielRaiden; @Fedge123 ; @fendak ; @FireLance ; @Fishing_Minigame ; @Flamestrike ; @FLexor the Mighty! ; @Forged Fury ; @Fragsie ; @Fralex ; @FreeTheSlaves ; @froth ; @Gadget; @Galendril ; @GameOgre ; @Garthanos ; @Ghost Matter ; @Giltonio_Santos ; @Gimul; @GMforPowergamers ; @Gnashtooth ; @Green1 ; @GreenKarl ; @Greg K ; @GreyLord; @Grimmjow ; @Grydan ; @GX.Sigma ; @Halivar ; @HEEGZ ; @Hemlock ; @Henry ; @Herobizkit; @Hussar; @IchneumonWasp ; @I'm A Banana ; @Imaro ; @Iosue ; @Irennan ; @JackOfAllTirades; @jacktannery ; @jadrax ; @Jaelommiss ; @JamesTheLion ; @JamesonCourage ; @JasonZZ; @jayoungr ; @JediGamemaster ; @JeffB ; @Jester Canuck ; @jgsugden ; @jodyjohnson; @Joe Liker ; @JohnLynch ; @Johnny3D3D ; @KarinsDad ; @kerbarian ; @kerleth ; @Kinak; @KingsRule77 ; @Kirfalas ; @Kobold Stew ; @koga305 ; @Lanefan ; @Lanliss ; @Leatherhead; @Libramarian ; @Li Shenron ; @LuisCarlos17f ; @lowkey13 ; @Manbearcat ; @MarkB; @MechaPilot ; @Mecheon ; @mellored ; @Mephista ; @Mercule ; @MG.0 ; @MichaelSomething; @Miladoon ; @Minigiant ; @Mishihari Lord ; @Mistwell ; @MoogleEmpMog ; @Mon @MonkeezOnFire ; @MoonSong(Kaiilurker) ; @MostlyDm ; @Mouseferatu ; @MoutonRustique; @Nemesis Destiny ; @neobolts ; @Neonchameleon ; @Nifft ; @nightspaladin ; @nomotog; @n00bdragon ; @Obryn ; @Ohillion ; @oknazevad ; @Olgar Shiverstone ; @Orlax ; @Otterscrubber ; @Pandamonium87 ; @Paraxis ; @PaulO. ; @Pauln6 ; ...

Saturday, 19th September, 2015

  • 07:28 PM - Quickleaf mentioned Henry in post DMG's definition of "Deadly" is much less deadly than mine: Data Aggregation?
    ...e, the DMG adjusted experience seems to produce easier encounters than these definitions). In my experience, the point of actual 50%-chance-of-death-in-the-absence-of-really-smart-tactical-play comes when there are an equal number of N level PCs and CR N monsters, which works out at approximately 4x the official Deadly threshold. That's just at the raw mechanical level and there are a number of factors that can tilt the balance toward either side to make Deadly come sooner (e.g. exploit 120' drow darkvision and poison against a melee-centric party) or to make 10x Deadly encounters survivable (Necromancer undead skeleton archers), but as a general guideline I find that Quadruple-Deadly fights make you have to think hard about how you'll survive while anything less is a straightforward "kill the enemy and take their stuff." Awesome, thanks for putting some hard numbers to it. So you're saying 400% of the DMG Deadly threshold is ACTUALLY DEADLY? This contrasts noticeably with Henry's suggestion of 120% of the Deadly threshold is DEADLY. I wonder why such a large discrepancy.
  • 06:57 AM - Quickleaf mentioned Henry in post DMG's definition of "Deadly" is much less deadly than mine: Data Aggregation?
    Cleric cast bless and that tipped things in the PCs favor. But otherwise dice rolls were mostly balanced. Thanks for the +20% estimate Henry. Is the +20% across the board for all encounter difficulties, or just deadly ones?

Saturday, 12th September, 2015

  • 11:12 PM - Rune mentioned Henry in post Hidden

Saturday, 1st August, 2015

  • 10:03 PM - Rune mentioned Henry in post Hidden

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015

  • 11:24 AM - Connorsrpg mentioned Henry in post EN5ider #29: As Good As His Blade: A Dozen New Weapon Properties
    Oh, I get you now Henry. ;) Thanks. I kind of agree with you. I guess I divided them up initially, as I was not sure how some of the ones that messed with 'what was there' or added complicated systems would be accepted, so I thought I would make that clear. Maybe not worrying about separating them at all would have been best ;) Not sure I would go with separate weapon charts - even more confusing (and what about weapons with new qualities from different 'categories'?) I do know what you mean now though, and yes, perhaps this should have just been a list of qualities with a statement at the start. In any case the weapons are really just a few examples I took from my expanded weapon charts. I was trying to write in a style more to encourage the GM to come up with their own extra weapons and use the qualities to distinguish them from other similar weapons. Thanks for you thoughts though Henry. Would love to hear whether you incorporate any of the qualities.


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Saturday, 13th July, 2019

  • 02:18 PM - Jay Verkuilen quoted Henry in post 40 Million People Have Played D&D [UPDATED!]
    Anecdotal, but it leads me to suspect there’s a LOT of regular players out there who are pretty invested but still haven’t tried both sides of the table, I suspect because there’s always been someone else to step in and DM and save them from the intimidating proposition of running a game. I've met a number of often quite good players who either won't or can't DM. I know I ended up DMing early because I was the "early adopter" among my friends (due to the Erol Otus cover Red Box) back in the day and so I had it pushed onto me, but I suppose if I hadn't had to step up right away I'd not necessarily know what to do. It's not an easy skill to pick up. I've also met some folks who are better at DMing than playing, for instance not being able to turn off their inner DM.

Friday, 12th July, 2019

  • 06:38 AM - Mercurius quoted Henry in post 40 Million People Have Played D&D [UPDATED!]
    I agree - I’m also of the opinion that, just as every DM owes it to themselves to be a player at some point, each player should try DMing at least once or twice, because it does give greater appreciation for both sides of the table in my experience. Hmm. I understand your underlying point and agree with it, but think this statement misses the reality of the fact that a large number of players are very casual D&D fans and don't think about D&D between sessions. They show up to hang out and have fun, then go about their lives. They probably don't own any materials beyond a set of dice and maybe a Player's Handbook, and many not even that. It is hard for me to justify a "should" statement about these folks DMing. For those that are more serious, I think your point applies - but that it is largely a moot point, because I would guess that the majority of serious fans are also DMs, or have DMed.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

  • 02:46 PM - Umbran quoted Henry in post Geekdom Takes a Bow
    Those who find the themes that Big Bang dealt with completely insulting or unrealistic I don’t think gave it a serious look, or are not really being honest with themselves. Henry, really? "You must be ignorant or dishonest to disagree with me"? You used to moderate people who used that approach to discussion.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

  • 04:40 AM - Panda-s1 quoted Henry in post RPGs Finally Get Some Credit in Defining a Galaxy: A Review
    Just google “Disney ruined Star Wars” and you’ll get a deluge of fan-hate[...] yes, I'm fully aware of the hate toward the newer Star Wars thank you, you don't need to inform me. if there's one thing to take from what I said is that your average star wars fan is wretched and believe anything other than the original theatrical versions of A New Hope (sorry I mean Star Wars) and Empire Strikes Back is trash. this isn't a dichotomy either, you'll find plenty of fans who hate both the special edition movies and the newer trilogy. there's nothing "emergent" about nostalgia for Lucas's original vision, that's been the default since Return of the Jedi first came out.
  • 01:13 AM - Panda-s1 quoted Henry in post RPGs Finally Get Some Credit in Defining a Galaxy: A Review
    Bill Slavicsek’s been unknown to far too many SW fans - then again, many fans seem to treat George Lucas’ Star Wars as being somehow perfect compared to the work of Disney and others, easily glossing over the things that used to be maligned in the past (e.g. the whole ‘Han shot first’ thing and many of the minor changes in the Special Editions) I don't know what universe you're living in, I know plenty of fans who complain about the old movies constantly (and that's not even talking about the special editions). now fans my age may be more accepting of the prequel trilogy and special edition movies, but by no means do fans of any era treat the Lucas-era Star Wars as "perfect".

Sunday, 21st April, 2019

  • 05:22 AM - doctorbadwolf quoted Henry in post The Washington Post Weighs In On D&D!
    Mike Mearls keeps pushing his “no bonus actions” idea here and there, but I’m worried it will leave WAAY too many corner-cases if it were to happen. Redesigning down to “move and action” only would mean a serious redesign task, I think. As it is, bonus action limits and the “manipulate” freebies give you just enough wiggle room to not need a laundry list of adjudications. He actually recognized that his actual problem was two weapon fighting, not the Bonus Action itself.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019


Monday, 1st April, 2019

  • 01:50 AM - Iry quoted Henry in post Vecna v Acererak v Larloch? Who's The Most Powerful Lich?
    I would have to say that this points to an interesting parallel. Though Vecna may well be more powerful than Larloch, Larloch is definitely wiser. Vecna makes all these cunning, yet aggressive, complex plans for domination, and though he frequently comes close, he always gets derailed or stopped. Larloch works through powerful intermediaries, keeps a low profile, and actuated his plans very carefully, subtly so that adventurers and meddling do-gooders don’t try to stop the, because they probably don’t even know it’s happening. Vecna craves worship and power, but Larloch craves his will to be done, and doesn’t care how it happens.I certainly agree. Vecna has more in common with a Sorcerer than a Wizard (I feel like Xykon draws a lot of inspiration from Vecna). He is strong willed, ambitious, and willing to make incredibly bold moves... but he never comes off as especially intelligent. At least not moreso than a reasonably intelligent player. He certainly makes for a great and memorable villai...

Monday, 25th March, 2019

  • 07:02 PM - Satyrn quoted Henry in post Dwarves are the best spellcasters?
    ...Insert joke about politicians here... It's the greatest feeling in the world to get a set-up so perfect that you simply can't fail no matter how you deliver the punchline. I'm so jealous.

Sunday, 24th March, 2019


Saturday, 23rd March, 2019

  • 02:30 PM - robus quoted Henry in post How serious is your d&d?
    This may sound funny, but a Critical Role episode plays about like one of my groups’ normal D&D games - at times serious, mixed with a bit of humor, foul language, and totally inappropriate humor. :) The occasional epic role-playing moment manages to find its way in there as well. This is why I find forced attempts at humor in published adventures unnecessary. Most groups will find humor coming organically from the game, sometimes to break the tension, sometimes due to the absurdity of the situation (or a silly character name.) The adventures themselves should play as straight as possible, the players bring the zany (if that’s what they want).

Thursday, 21st March, 2019


Monday, 11th March, 2019

  • 06:12 PM - Haffrung quoted Henry in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    Thing is, there are millions of people actively playing D&D currently (something like 12 to 15 million last surveys) - I really doubt the majority are just reading and not playing the released material. back when it was more like 3 to 4 million active players about 15 to 20 years ago, i could see a bunch of DMs just reading and shelving the stuff. I can't speak to Storm King's Thunder -- Out of the Abyss was pretty good, actually, as we Curse of Strahd and Tomb of Annihilation, and I'm running Dragon Heist just fine right now -- admittedly, i'm putting my own spin on it, but that's how it's meant to be run. Years ago I recall Erik Mona on the Paizo boards commenting that they know half the people who buy an Adventure Path chapter are buying it just to read, and they write the material accordingly. I don't see any reason to believe the market is any different for D&D. If I had to guess a breakdown of uses of an adventure campaign book like Storm King's Thunder, I'd say it looks somethin...
  • 05:39 AM - MerricB quoted Henry in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    I really doubt the majority are just reading and not playing the released material. I think the majority of players are not running any individual campaign from Wizards. I'm doubtful that most games are using official D&D adventures. However, I do think that the number of people using official Wizards adventures is much higher than it's been in the past. Cheers!

Sunday, 10th March, 2019

  • 09:59 PM - Reynard quoted Henry in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    I'm running Dragon Heist just fine right now -- admittedly, i'm putting my own spin on it, but that's how it's meant to be run. Don't get me wrong, we are having a great time with Dragonheist, but my version does not look anything like the book version. I appreciate the springboard it provides and I use a lot of the material within, but the adventure itself is just not something I think works and so I discard it. No big deal. i do not regret the purchase at all. Storm King's Thunder was a littler different because I was running it on Fantasy grounds and due to certain limitations in the medium, I have a harder time improvising on FG, so the weaknesses of STK seemed to glare a lot more brightly. I also understand that I am just not a prepared module type DM. I much prefer, say, Savage Worlds plot point campaigns, which are much less detailed in presentation. I am an improvisational GM at my core so what i am really looking for in modules is material to build something unique on -- espe...
  • 04:27 PM - Jester David quoted Henry in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    Much appreciated; I'm also looking for @guachi 's input, because like him, I'm also one who finds trying to flip through three or four books while playing at the table WAAAY more trouble than it's worth, and have to go through the inconvenient step of extracting stat blocks when making prep notes for play, and wished the adventures that are sold were more ready for prep work than just one bolded word, even if additional adventure content were sacrificed, or a higher price tag were required. I'm in the minority, I know, but I like good tips to speed up table play when I can find them. A lot of the prep aids such as D&D Beyond haven't helped much (at least from the limited demos I've tried) and I always enjoy more. A tablet helps. the SRD ( http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/systems-reference-document-srd ) is useful. But copying the text can be annoying as the formatting doesn't transfer when you cut-and-paste. Both D&D Beyond and Roll20 have the SRD monsters online: https://www.dn...
  • 05:44 AM - Reynard quoted Henry in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    Is this really still true, though? I know back when they were putting out a hardcover and a bunch of soft covers every month, this was actually true; however, with so few releases per year and all the focus on mainly adventure content, I think more people are actually PLAYING with this material, than just consuming for pleasure reading. I'm no expert but I found Storm King's Thunder completely opaque and had a terrible time trying to run it. Dragonheist isn't much better, but that's mostly because it is a bad module.
  • 03:35 AM - Jester David quoted Henry in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    guachi DID say, “his conversion”, not his 1e prep notes. If it is a 5e conversion, i’d Be interested in seeing one of his more complex liner notes for monsters (in a spoiler block if anyone is concerned with spoilers).Take and cropping screenshots from my MM, I can fit all six statblocks into a page-and-a-half. I could probably cut-and-paste from the SRD as easily and shrink down the font to get them all on one page. That's an easy module, with so few critters.

Saturday, 9th March, 2019

  • 08:31 AM - R_Chance quoted Henry in post WotC Considering NPC Stat Format Change
    Is this really still true, though? I know back when they were putting out a hardcover and a bunch of soft covers every month, this was actually true; however, with so few releases per year and all the focus on mainly adventure content, I think more people are actually PLAYING with this material, than just consuming for pleasure reading. I’m really not one for “one true wayisms” at all, but to buy an adventure with no plan to ever use it, just read and stick on a shelf, especially when the hobby is more popular than ever in history, and the D&D stigma is at an all time low, that’s kind of like buying a Dodge Viper only so you can sit in it in your garage and play the radio. 😀 I have a shelf full of 5E adventures (all of them except Ravnica -- no interest in that one), and haven't run any of them. I've read them though. As for cars, I saw a 2007 Shelby GT500 for sale at a local dealership 4 years ago (iirc). It had less than 30,000 miles on it. I think they drove it out and listene...

Friday, 8th March, 2019

  • 06:17 PM - jmucchiello quoted Henry in post Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!
    Oh, God, they're doomed -- they're only taking in $300,000.00 a day, now! How will they make enough stretch goals to fund a series that goes all the way through to the Vecna fight at the end of the campaign, now?? ;) Well, yeah. :) But seriously, most of this talk is about will they get to $20m to be the top KS ever, I think. I doubt they'll get full Vecna funding (before talking about thorny "who owns Vecna?" questions), but it seems plausible that the Chroma Conclave sorry arc might get funded at this rate. The full Chroma Conclave is 3 times longer than the Briarwood Arc. It's in three sections, each as long as the Briarwood arc: The assault on Emon and kill the white dragon, find the vestiges of divergence and work on Keylith's aramente, and finally Thordak and Raishen. There's a trip to the city of brass in there too. And Vasselheim. Vecna is about as long as the Briarwood arc. And the name would not be a problem. They would use whatever was used in the Tal'dorei Campaign...


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